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Staying Safe During New Canaan Water Damage Restoration Work

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

MSDS seal We protect our SERVPRO technicians and your family and New Canaan property by following rigid guidelines including those found on the MSDS

Always follow our safety advice for water damage restorations in New Canaan

The steps needed to reverse the effects of water damage can sometimes involve hazardous equipment and chemicals. SERVPRO technicians understand these risks well and take many precautions against them.

When we start a water damage restoration project in New Canaan, we make safety our top priority. Keeping both residents and technicians safe requires strict adherence to government regulations and Material Safety Data Sheets. SERVPRO technicians understand their MSDS well but also keep in mind the potential concerns of homeowners. If you have concerns about the cleaning products used in your home, ask us a question at any time, and we can provide answers or refer you to authorities on the subject.

In the interest of safety, we may sometimes restrict when and where you can move around in your home. This inconvenience is necessary so that we can disinfect the area with powerful sanitizing chemicals. Interacting with a room before we have determined it is safe can be dangerous. Always follow the safety advice we provide throughout the project. SERVPRO technicians wear masks, respirators, and thick gloves when near these chemicals. Powerful sanitizing agents are commonly used for:

  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Flood Restoration
  • Biohazard manipulation
  • Water Removal Services

SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan is a local expert in water damage restoration services. Contact us 24/7 at (203) 966-6264.

Thorough Work from Darien Mold Damage Specialists

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

mold inspection page on a clipboard Mold inspection by our skilled SERVPRO techs ensures a successful mold damage remediation --our Darien neighbors appreciate our good work

Do not get overrun by mold damage in Darien

Licensed professionals should always handle mold damage. SERVPRO trains hard and follows strict regulatory guidelines to bring you the best services possible.

Mold damage in Darien can be a complicated and difficult matter to handle. Scraping away mold and masking odors is never enough to solve the problem. For optimal results, we must reduce the mold and odors at the source. SERVPRO technicians are trained to Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards of containment and treatment. For example, while an inexperienced technician might focus solely on objects and materials in your home that already show signs of mold growth, our technicians know that mold can spread quickly to materials that are not dried fast enough. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Attic Mold Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs
  • Bathroom Mold Removal

We implement a well-planned containment strategy that stops mold growth from spreading around the house. Consequently, we need less time and fewer resources to remediate your home completely. An incomplete mold removal job can lead to an even larger infestation that may resist cleaning products used on it. SERVPRO gets it right the first time around.

SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan handles mold infestations of any size or severity. Call us at (203) 966-6264.

SERVPRO Can help with Flood Damage Mitigation in Darien

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

pooling water from flood damage SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. Storm damage restoration services are top-notch.

Precautions Residents Should Follow After Flood Damage to Darien Homes

Flooding in Darien can cause a great deal of damage to homes and their contents in a matter of minutes. However, residents can reduce the amount of additional water damage caused by floodwaters. The very first thing to do is call SERVPRO for assistance. Next, make sure it is safe to enter the home. Be aware of live electrical circuits and avoid slips and falls. Remove items that are still dry to a secure location.

SERVPRO can be on-site in less than four hours to help with flood damage in Darien homes. We work closely with the homeowner and their insurance adjuster to mitigate the damage and protect your belongings from further damage. 

We remove contents that the floodwaters have not touched, protecting them from humidity. We complete water cleanup and debris removal. Our team begins drying your home to avoid mold growth, and we clean, disinfect and dry the contents and structure of your home.

Our services include:

  • Debris disposal, Water removal, and disinfection
  • Water damage restoration
  • Mold Inspection and water damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan for flood damage repair in Darien and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 966-6264.

Does SERVPRO Provide House Fire Clean Up for Residents of New Canaan?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire and smoke damage is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for fire restoration services for your property.

Removing Smoke Damage Residues in Homes in New Canaan.

After a fire, there is usually a great deal of soot and smoke residue left on surfaces and your contents in the immediate area of the fire. The HVAC system can also distribute fine particles throughout the house, leaving residue on fabrics and flooring materials.

Fire damage restoration and removal of smoke residues in New Canaan are part of the services provided by SERVPRO to all of our customers. Soot and smoke residue can be oily or light and fluffy depending on the temperature of the fire and the materials burned. We assess all areas and materials to apply the best cleaning methodology for residue and surface type.

Hard surfaces can be cleaned by wiping them using appropriate cleaning agents. Porous materials must be carefully cleaned by vacuuming fluffy residue, while oily residue must be removed using cleaning agents. We also deploy deodorizers to remove all smoke odors from your home.

SERVPRO provides:

Call SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan for fire damage restoration in New Canaan and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 966-6264.

Water Removal in Darien Homes After a Water Leak

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

leaking dishwasher Water damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

SERVPRO Has The Means And Equipment For Any Size Water Disaster.

Many clients are concerned about the primary water damage to their Darien homes after a water leak. Items that become waterlogged tend to bleed out colors or absorb water and swell, becoming damaged. Mold growth is also possible if water removal and drying do not begin immediately.

SERVPRO provides water damage repair to homes and businesses in Darien. Our professionals are very much aware of how important it is to begin water removal and drying quickly. That’s why our team is on-site in 4 hours or less, and we are available 24/7 to provide water damage remediation.

We also manage and control the effects of secondary water damage. If humid conditions exist for too long and highly porous materials absorb moisture, secondary damage occurs to them even though they were never immersed in water. SERVPRO optimizes the water removal process with dehumidification and air movement to minimize the possibility of secondary damage.

SERVPRO provides:

  • Heater Cleanup
  • Water damage remediation
  • Water damage repairs

Our plan is to return your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan for water damage repair in Darien and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 966-6264.

Avoid Rain Damage at Your Darien Home | SERVPRO® of Darien/New Canaan

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

bright blue rain splashing into a pool of water Contact us if you experience any damage caused by water. For fast response call SERVPRO of Darien/New Canaan today.

Water can damage your home in many ways, including the one you might not think about regularly because you deal with it so often.

You probably already know that flash flooding, strong thunderstorms or interior accidents (like a burst pipe or refrigerator line malfunction) can damage your home.

But have you thought about the damage heavy rains can do?

You may not know that heavy rains, a relatively common occurrence, can damage your home, too. These drenching storms are a common weather inconvenience during spring and summer. But if your home is not properly maintained, these rains can cause costly damage.

Avoiding a Common Homeowner Headache

Claims from water damage are common. Experts in the insurance industry estimate that as many as one out of every 50 homeowners will file a claim over the next year to cover water damage to their home.

Considering our community’s size, it’s likely that at least one person you know will have to make a water damage claim during 2021.

You can’t avoid all water damage hazards. Flash flooding can damage multiple homes in communities or neighborhoods. But the damage caused by heavy rains can sometimes be avoided by homeowners who take a few extra precautions.

Taking Steps to Stop Heavy Rain Damage

Our technicians are pros at repairing water damage. That means we see many of the issues that cause the damage in the first place.

We’ve put together a few ideas to help you spot ways to make your yard and home safer this spring and summer.

Take stock of your yard. Knowing how your yard drains (and how it works with your home) is vital. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.

Make thoughtful landscaping decisions. Most homeowners select plants and flowers for their yard for curb appeal, meaning they like the aesthetic. But native plants can give you both visual appeal and an added layer of protection. Native plants, trees and bushes can be vital in protecting your home from water damage.

Consider sealing your roof. Here’s a surprising statistic. Insurance industry experts estimate about 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step. It can save homeowners the headaches of a leaking roof.

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

What Guarantees Faster Results during Mold Remediation in Darien Properties?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage on ceiling and wall For mold damage remediation, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Targets Aspects Fueling Microbial Growth for Faster Black Mold Damage Repairs

The mold you notice on surfaces or items in your house is the outcome of microbial development. Microbial growth is a natural process, especially in areas with excessive moisture. However, it takes other aspects, such as favorable temperatures between 68° to 86° and availability of organic materials for black mold to thrive.

Physical removal is a practical mold remediation process in Darien homes, but it might not give you the long-term results you desire. Combating the specific factors that accelerate mold growth is as essential as other processes like:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold remediation
  • Mold removal

Our SERVPRO technicians set up dehumidifiers with minimal airflow in the affected areas to help dry wet materials and keep humidity levels in the air below 60%. We also remove porous materials like drywall, paper, and insulation if we determine they are infested since they act as organic food sources. 

Cleaning the affected areas with the appropriate chemical agents helps destroy mold and other fungi. SERVPRO technicians use various cleaning agents during the mold damage remediation process. 

SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan seeks long-term solutions when tasked to handle mold remediation in properties. Call us at (203) 966-6264 to restore your home to its preloss state.

What Are Some Safety Precautions Necessary During Water Damage Repair in New Canaan?

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Takes Safety Seriously When Delivering Water Removal Services in New Canaan

When burst pipes inundate your business premises, your primary concern may be the repair costs you are likely to incur. However, it is equally necessary to think about safety because a water damage site has several hazards, including slippery surfaces, unstable fixtures, and higher electrocution chances. 

Safety during water damage repair in your New Canaan business place should focus on other aspects apart from preventing body injuries. For instance, protecting the equipment used to extract and clean the facility from electrical damage ensures that the process does not stop midway as you seek alternatives or repair them.  

Our SERVPRO IICRC trained technicians prepare a comprehensive safety plan before starting any repairs. Typical steps include informing all occupants to vacate the areas under restoration. We also place warning signs around the property to caution those who might visit after we start water damage repairs. If the leak originates in the ceiling, we inspect it to ensure that it does not collapse. We plug our electrical equipment through GFCIs to avoid damages. With our assistance, it is easier to address:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks 
  • Emergency services water damage 

SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan offers a wide range of water damage repair services. Call us at (203) 966-6264 whenever you need help.

When Minutes Matter, We Have the Restoration Experts You Need | SERVPRO® of Darien/New Canaan

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

insurance document, pen and blue book sitting on black tabletop Contact SERVPRO of Darien/New Canaan for any restoration project. We work with you and your insurance company to get things back to normal quickly.

There is never a good time to discover that your home has sustained damage due to a fire or flood. But just in case it happens, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place now.

Whether or not you realize it, one of the first steps you take immediately after your home is damaged is one of the most important. You’ll want to ensure the restoration company you choose will do the job well.

Choosing the right one is key to ensuring the damage is handled professionally and that your home can be restored just the way you remember it.

Millions of Homeowners Deal With Damage Every Year

The statistics don’t support the common belief that home damage is rare.

No one wants to think about it, but that’s the truth. Home damage is common. Millions of homeowners are faced with situations that damage their homes every year.

The Insurance Information Institute estimates that fire damage impacts one every 350 homes every year. If you consider every possible cause of home damage (like storms and flooding), the numbers become closer to one out of every 20 homes each year.

Instead of being frightened by these statistics, use them as a motivation to have a plan in place. Knowing how to choose your restoration partner is key.

We want to be our area’s preferred restoration partner. That is exactly why we prioritize our technicians’ training when they join our team.

Prioritizing Training and Education

Our team members pride themselves on offering an excellent level of restoration services. It matters on several levels, including response time, availability and training. We take special pride in the level of training our technicians to receive.

We provide more than the training services offered by SERVPRO at a national level. Members of our team also earn valuable certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. This non-profit group provides various certifications to ensure restoration and cleaning technicians can use the latest proven techniques when restoring your home.

Our investment in training means we can bring the leading-edge techniques and technology to New Canaan homeowners and their families.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

What Is The Best Way To Eliminate Smells After Flood Damage Affects My Darien Home?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

basement with ceiling tiles missing and flood damage throughout From storm damage to odors, SERVPRO is the team to call for restoration.

SERVPRO Seeks Ways to Prevent and Remove Odors When Delivering Water Removal Services in Darien

Although it is among the smallest towns on Connecticut's coast, Darien has a lot to offer. That it was nicknamed the "centerpiece of Connecticut's Gold Coast" indicates the level of interest people have in its amenities. Many also know it as the waterfront town to enjoy some of the best public beaches within the New York metropolitan area. 

Pear Tree Point is the small and arguably the more beautiful of the two beaches in town. It is approximately 8 acres and has several amenities for visitors, including a handicap-accessible picnic section with grills and tables, a bathing area, and a beautiful gazebo. There is a concession stand serving those who need snacks and a boat launch ramp. Weed beach is almost thrice the size of Pear Tree Point, covering 22 acres. However, it is mostly rocky.

Horse Rides and Shows

Darien has a long history as an equestrian community. The Ox Ridge Riding & Racquet Club anchors this aspect of life in the area. The club established in 1914 stands between Middlesex and Mansfield roads and covers a total of 22 acres. Initially, it was known as the Ox Ridge Hunt Club and hosted a popular horse show in the town for over nine decades. The club served as an important training spot for many equestrian champions. In 2018, the club was remodeled to serve active families.

Away from horse riding, golfing can be another interesting way to spend time in Darien. The Wee Burn Country club, established back in 1896, is a convenient place to tee off. The club was started by George Strath, who hailed from St. Andrews. He leased 48 acres of farmland and set out the initial 6-hole course. Later a further three holes were added. As the membership grew, expansion to an entire 18-hole course was necessary. However, since there was no sufficient room, a neighboring property measuring 230 acres was acquired. 

Other interesting areas where you can spend time while in Darien include:

  • Cove Island offers an 83-acre park perfect for walking, biking, and rollerblading
  • Rowayton Arts Center, which exhibits works from local artists. It features artworks and flowers in a superb setting close to the five-mile river
  • Cherry Lawn Park, a community garden and nature center

How Does SERVPRO Manage Odors Caused by Flood Damage in Darien Properties?

Properties can flood for several reasons, including the overflowing of nearby rivers. After extracting the water and cleaning soiled areas, you might notice that unpleasant smells linger within your property after completing flood restoration processes making it uncomfortable for occupants.  

The odors that develop after flood damage in Darien homes can be caused by wide-ranging factors, including chemical or biohazard residues in the intruding water, extended moisture exposure, which leads to microbial growth in various materials, or even the chemicals used to clean the property. SERVPRO has developed multiple strategies to deal with odor since we handle multiple tasks regularly, including:

  • Water damage remediation 
  • Basement flooding 
  • Flood restoration

Our SERVPRO technicians capitalize on preventive approaches such as using odorless cleaning compounds. We also expedite processes like water extraction since we have various equipment, including truck-mounted extractors and self-priming trash pumps. Removing the water faster limits the chances of mold development. In case an unpleasant odor develops, we can deodorize the property through methods such as ULV fogging. ULV fogging atomizes odor counteractants, spreading them to all target areas.

SERVPRO of Darien / New Canaan is a seasoned flood damage restorer. Call us at (203) 966-6264 when you need assistance.