Proven Results in Norwich with Skilled Fire Damage Restoration
When you have fire and smoke damage in your Norwich home, SERVPRO is the team to call. We use the latest technology and equipment for any size fire.
SERVPRO Responds Rapidly in Norwich for Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration
Norwich homes and businesses deserve excellent results when calling for fire damage cleanup and restoration. Whether it is a significant blaze that started in the kitchen of your office building or a fire in the in-law apartment above your garage, you want results quickly. Rather than going the DIY route for house fire cleanup that could take longer and generate lesser results, skilled remediation is best. SERVPRO is available around the clock, every day of the year, so our area residents and business owners have a trusted partner to make it "Like it never even happened." With our industry knowledge and years of experience, we have the processes you need to bring your property back to preloss condition.
When handling fire damage in Norwich and surrounding towns, our SERVPRO team understands our customers' range of emotions. Due to this, we remain diligent and customer-focused so that we can be there in your time of need. Not only do we have efficient processes and industrial-grade equipment at our disposal, but we also take some of the burdens from you by assisting with your fire insurance claim process. Your smoke remediation and fire cleanup project details get carefully documented, so your insurance provider has everything they need to facilitate your claim.
Detailed Cleaning and Content Assessment by Our Trained Team
Fire damaged properties can encounter everything from charring and soot to water damage and pungent smoke odors. We pay close attention to all building materials and structural elements to ensure safety and integrity. We have also perfected processes for inspecting and addressing contents and cherished keepsakes impacted by the fire.
Our mindset is that it is better to restore versus replace whenever we can. We inspect all items to determine salvageability and then select the best cleaning methods. Some of the cleaning methods that our IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) take may include:
- Pre-cleaning using dry cleaning methods to remove soot residue and light soiling.
- Wet cleaning measures to address moderate to heavy soot residue and soiling.
- Spray and wipe techniques to clean any items unable to withstand wet cleaning or immersion.
- Foam cleaning on upholstery and fabrics that may stain, bleed or shrink using wet methods.
- Immersion cleaning is where our technicians dip items into our immersion tank that uses cleaning solutions.
- Abrasion cleaning with agitation to help loosen soiling from surfaces.
Will I Have Lingering Odors After Fire Restoration?
Our SERVPRO team knows that no two fire projects are alike, nor is a project complete without paying close attention to pungent smoke odors. We have Odor Control Technicians (OCT) on our team who know how to handle adverse smells with all restoration projects. For fire incidents, anything burned poses an issue regarding odors, including protein soot in kitchen fires, charred debris, or musty odors where water got used to douse the flames.
We select the correct methods to eliminate rather than mask odors, and we have a wide range of equipment and products to help us do just that. Some of the cleaners, equipment, and tools that we have readily available on our Green Fleet of vehicles include:
- Odor counteractants pellets, beads, or granules
- Air scrubbers with onboard HEPA filters
- Thermal foggers
- Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
- Ozone generators
- Hydroxyl generators
We Use All the Suitable Measures to Protect Your Property During Restoration
There may be broken windows, damaged or missing doors, and holes in your walls or roofing with any fire. We have board-up and tarping services that help protect your interior from the elements, animals, or trespassers while restoration and fire damage cleanup occurs.
You can trust our skilled team at SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County when you require fire damage restoration. Call us at (860) 887-0447 or request help online at your earliest convenience.
Professional Water Damage Restoration Service for Norwich Properties
You can rely upon the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and effective water damage restoration in Norwich.
SERVPRO Features Highly Skilled Water Damage Technicians in Norwich
Once a household appliance malfunctions or you have burst pipes at your place of business, you could be in for water damage. Even the most minor incident could lead to adverse effects like costly secondary damage, the loss of contents, and musty odors from the onset of black mold and mildew. DIY is never recommended, as water mitigation is time-consuming and calls for specialized methods in many instances. SERVPRO wants all Norwich property owners to know that our locally-owned franchise has all restoration methods, industrial-grade equipment, and IICRC-certified technicians to handle whatever project you have. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, getting there within four hours or less once you make initial contact with our friendly customer care team.
One of the most critical aspects of water damage in Norwich is water mitigation. The mitigation process helps limit the amount of moisture that comes into contact with materials. Our skilled technicians also use rapid water removal services to keep standing water from migrating into unaffected areas of your home or business. SERVPRO focuses on proven strategies that include removing water, manipulating airflow, and repositioning materials to help us reach our goals.
During water-related projects, some actions we may take include:
- Removal of all wet fabrics and upholstery
- Disposal of all saturated and unsalvageable materials
- Blotting and mopping, as needed
- Tenting certain accessories, such as cushions
- Implementation of cleaning using EPA-registered antimicrobials and cleaning solutions
We Take Special Care with All Furnishings and Fabrics
While many fabrics will be resilient to water damage if they dry fast, there could be long-term problems if special care is not taken during restoration. For example, light permanent staining could be an issue due to rust or running dyes. We have technicians on our team that know how to separate fabrics and remove furniture that rests on carpeted flooring. All measures get taken to keep dyes from bleeding onto other materials to thwart stains and further damage. If you have wet carpeting, carpet pads, or area rugs, our team may also remove and relocate for further drying before reinstalling.
How Does SERVPRO Handle Water Removal Services?
Standing water removal is imperative to keep it from becoming stagnant within your Norwich property. This helps lessen deterioration due to exposure to your contents and building materials. Rapid reductions also minimize moisture migration that could create an issue with hidden damage. During water removal, we often:
- Utilize free-standing pumps, truck-mounted extractors, carpet wands, and weighted rovers to pull up varying water and moisture levels.
- Wipe down all interior surfaces that came into contact with water
- Blowing dry air over any wet areas with the help of centrifugal air movers and other industrial-grade equipment
Dehumidification is Vital for All Water-Related Incidents
SERVPRO utilizes drying equipment and dehumidification in tandem to get the best results. We must restore relative humidity within your property to keep moisture at bay and limit the possibility of mold and mildew growth. We do so with powerful desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers to ensure relative humidity (RH) returns to normal levels.
Controlled Demolition for a Finishing Touch
If you had immense water damage that wreaked havoc on your building materials, SERVPRO has the manpower to ensure everything is removed and replaced with all-new materials. – General Contractor License #: HIC 0620481
Some of the controlled demolition steps we may take include:
- Carpet and carpet padding removal
- Drywall replacement
- Flood cuts
- Subfloor repair
- Painting and refinishing
You can look to our crew at SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County when you want trusted results to handle your water damage. Request help online or call us 24/7 for emergency service at (860) 887-0447.
Handling Mold Damage Safely and Effectively in Norwich
Don't let mold damage go unchecked in your Norwich home. Call SERVPRO for help to avoid further damage.
SERVPRO’s Proven Mold Damage Restoration Helps Norwich Property Owners
Did you know that mold is a common cause of property damage, both commercial and residential? How any Norwich property owner addresses mold remediation is vital, so using skilled technicians is the best route. Often, someone will attempt using DIY mold clean-up only to find they make matters worse. Hiring a team like our IICRC-certified professionals at SERVPRO gets you the detailed cleaning and results you need to bring your property back to pre-mold condition. Once we complete our remediation and thorough cleaning, your interior will receive the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval!
How are the moisture levels within your home or business? Many people may not realize that elevated moisture and relative humidity (RH) creates a perfect climate for mold damage in Norwich. As long as your interior harbors humid spaces, the correct temperatures, and organic materials for mold to feed on, you could be in for colonization that brings material damage and foul, musty odors.
SERVPRO Offers the Mold Remediation You Need
We have 24-hour availability and scalability to help residential and commercial clients. With our efficient mitigation tools and extensive IICRC training, we know how to get in quickly to pinpoint the cause of mold growth. Once we determine the reason, we address it to help keep the mold from coming back after restoration wraps up. It is all about making it “Like it never even happened.”
Why Call SERVPRO to Handle Mold Cleanup?
One of the key factors to handling mold within any home or business, mainly when located in ceiling cavities or behind walls, is having all the right tools and processes. When you call SERVPRO to handle your mold issue, you can expect the following:
- Remove dry spore clusters and unsalvageable materials for safe local disposal.
- Implementation of doorway, window, and duct sealing with the help of poly sheeting and negative air pressure to keep tiny mold spores from spreading into unaffected rooms of your building.
- HEPA filtration air scrubbers help remove airborne particulates and reduce internal air pressure, making it difficult for spores to migrate into other areas.
- Relative humidity and moisture control using water removal services and drying with the help of dehumidifiers and air movers after extraction.
Personal Protection Equipment Makes All the Difference
SERVPRO technicians arrive ready for all mold remediation projects, including the right PPE to keep us protected each step of the way. Our PPE includes:
- Foot coverings to limit cross-contamination
Odor Control is Paramount in Any Mold-Related Projects
SERVPRO technicians have access to countless products and equipment at our warehouse that help us handle all restorations. For example, our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) have access to a whole arsenal of tools and products to eliminate rather than mask foul, musty odors associated with black mold growth and mildew.
We perform odor control in each area after mold spores are cleanup up to bring your home or business back to pre-contamination levels. We do this with the help of:
- Odor counteractant granules, pellets, or beads that work to pull out and absorb malodors while leaving a pleasant scent behind.
- Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers use solvent and water-based solutions to handle mold smells at the particle level.
Let Us Handle Mold Restoration with Controlled Demolition
Once we determine which materials are no longer salvageable, our team uses controlled demolition to remove and replace them with all-new materials. This deconstruction may include new drywall, trim, carpeting, ceiling tiles, flooring, subfloor, etc.
Ensure professionals for trusted results handle your mold damage project. Contact us at SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County by calling (860) 887-0447, and we can dispatch a crew as soon as possible.
Dealing With Water and Commercial Fire Restoration in Norwich
Commercial damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We are here to help.
SERVPRO Provides Fire Remediation for Norwich Businesses
Everyone knows that water can be the best resource for the fire department when attempting to extinguish a structural blaze. Several commercial buildings get equipped with sprinkler systems designed to spray water based on heat sensors. The problem is that once a fire breaks out inside your restaurant, the water added to extinguish the flames can create further issues besides what the fire caused.
When dealing with commercial fire restoration in Norwich, our SERVPRO technicians know to look for water damage issues and problems related to the structural burn. Moisture added to burnt materials can elevate the damage initially caused. For example, water can soak the soot deeper into porous materials like your carpet or upholstered furniture. Items that could have just been ruined on the surface by smoke damage can get quickly destroyed if the soot seeps into the fabric.
However, whenever we realize your restaurant has experienced water and smoke damage, we can devise a plan to restore both issues. And, we can schedule our work procedures to avoid interrupting your restaurant’s daily operations. For instance, we can set up fans and dehumidifiers to conduct applied structural drying (ASD) and work on smoke remediation when your business is closed.
When items get burnt and wet, the moisture can cause the soot residues to soak deeper into the material, making it harder to remove. Sometimes, we can use chemical products to clean your affected items. But in other cases, some things may have to get thrown out.
We can provide the following after a fire at your restaurant
- Smoke Remediation
- Water & Fire Damage Restorations
- Soot Cleaning
- Structural Deodorization
If a fire ever starts in your eatery, call SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County at (860) 887-0447.
Working on Commercial Water Mitigation in Norwich
SERVPRO commercial water damage restoration services are top-notch. We are here to help.
SERVPRO Helps with Water Damage in Norwich
Many businesses choose to have their storage warehouses on the first floor of their building, making it easier to move products in and out. However, when valuable goods get stored below offices and other departments of your company, they are at risk if a water leak occurs. If a water supply line breaks on the second or third floors of your building, the moisture can follow gravity and affect all your contents and building materials on the way down. When H2O leaks from the ceiling of your warehouse, it can damage items like your ceilings, walls, flooring, and possibly everything in between.
When dealing with commercial water mitigation in Norwich, our SERVPRO technicians start by finding the source of the leak. We can shut off the water, so the leak stops spraying moisture into your structure. We can then use moisture sensors and meters to determine where the water went and what it contacted. Once we get a good idea of where the moisture traveled and the extent of the damage, we can devise a plan of attack to return your company's storage warehouse to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened."
Services we can provide for your company after you suffer from a major water leak
- Water Extraction
- Restorative Carpet Cleaning
- Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
- Black Mold Inspections
- Water Damage Debris Removal
- Water Cleanups
Anytime the warehouse where you store products gets affected by moisture, dealing with contents can become a significant part of the project. In more severe cases, we can remove all of your company's stored items to a separate location so that we can dry and clean them separately from your building materials and structural components.
If you ever have a pipe burst on a second or third floor of your warehouse, call SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County at (860) 887-0447.
Mitigating Flood Damage in Willimantic
Storm damage restoration is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your home.
SERVPRO Provides Flood Restoration in Willimantic
Anyone who has listened to the news this summer knows that along with heat spells, much of the country has seen heavy rains, which have turned into flooding conditions. What one minute looks like just an average rain storm can quickly turn into an incident that brings down an inch or two of moisture in a matter of hours. When that much water falls from the sky quickly, the streets get deep with water, and all of the ditches next to the roads can fill up. Once the water outside gets deep, it can be only a matter of time before it starts to enter your home.
Whenever our SERVPRO technicians work on restoring flood damage in Willimantic, we know that the issues created by the storm can be devastating. For example, any moisture that comes into your structure outdoors can be contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites, and viruses. This means that your porous contents or building materials must be replaced if they get wet. And, if the water entering your home comes from the ground, we take the same steps during the remediation process as we would if you had a sewage backup.
We can conduct the following procedures if your house floods after a severe thunderstorm
- Water Extraction Services
- Water Damage Debris Removal
- Carpet and Pad Removal
- Content Cleaning and Decontamination
- Black Mold Inspections
- Set Up Air Scrubbers
- Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
If the storm caused so much moisture to enter your home that there is more than a couple of inches of standing water, we could use a submersible pump to remove the moisture. We can then cut your drywall a foot or two up from the floor to dry out your wall cavities.
If you ever notice standing water in your house after a flood strikes, call SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County at (860) 887-0447.
Willimantic Fire Restoration Cleaning Needs Mechanical Action
Fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We are here to help.
Mechanical Action Helps Fire Restoration
While surface cleaning solutions are among the most favorable and least invasive after a fire, they are not always effective on their own. When combined with agitation and mechanical actions, however, the ability of these products is amplified, and impacted materials are more likely to be restored and cleaned.
Surface Cleaning Options
Fire restoration for Willimantic residences involves several potent cleaners in our inventory. We recognize how solvents, detergents, and other vital solutions can work to trap and lift soot particles from surfaces directly. We can help with many measures like:
- Wet Cleaning
- Dry Cleaning
- Abrasive Removal
What Do Mechanical Actions Do?
The motion of most of the mechanical actions either eliminates loose debris on the surface above thick residues or helps to improve the efficiency and cleaning capacity of chosen products. Not all agitation is helpful or needed per impacted material, so careful consideration must be made if these aggressive measures could be detrimental rather than practical. Some of these actions include:
- Pressurized Air Blasting
Why Are Mechanical Actions Helpful?
As many have witnessed with cleaning up spills from their carpet, simply pouring cleaner on the spill is rarely a good strategy to eliminate the problem. Instead, you must apply the agent and combine it with physical actions like scrubbing with a rag or brush to infuse carpet fibers with the product through friction and subsequent warmth. Mechanical actions like these similarly affect soot damage adhered to building material surfaces.
Surface cleaning alone is not always enough to overcome the soot and smoke damage common for building materials after a fire. With the pace of these effects spreading in a residence or business, our SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County team needs to respond fast to get mitigation and cleaning started. House fire restoration services happen quickly when you call (860) 887-0447.
Setting a Drying Goal for Flood Damage in Norwich Properties
Flood damage in Norwich can be a problem. Call SERVPRO for the help you need. We are here to help.
What Removes Flood Damage?
Keeping customers and homeowners calm about the work SERVPRO must do in their properties after a flood is challenging. Introducing drying goals and estimated restoration times often helps provide a tangible future result for homeowners to focus on as the work continues in residence. Our earliest efforts help to set:
- Restoration Timeline
- Recovery Milestones
- Cost Estimates
What is Pre-Loss Condition?
The restoration industry often uses the term preloss condition to describe efforts made with cleaning flood damage in Norwich homes or businesses. This phrase describes the state of your property before the disaster. Still, it does not necessarily indicate an improved condition from what you had before unless needed repairs or new materials change the integrity of the work area.
Drying Solutions for Your Home
Water and flood damage events are often critically hinged on the drying efforts by SERVPRO professionals. With various materials part of this array of actions, we must carefully place air movers and dehumidifiers in certain areas where they can be the most efficient and effective. We monitor the progress of water removal to ensure further modification of the drying tools is not required.
With much of the cleaning and restoration resolved from the flood damage, one of the final remaining steps is the replacement of removed building materials. Our general contractor license allows us to complete many of the build-back services your property might require. This includes reinstalling building materials, finishing these elements, and painting.
It is crucial to set specific goals that steer the restoration and recovery steps our SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County team takes after flood damage. Set milestones can show the progress of drying and cleaning, making flood recovery more manageable in each phase. Call us after disasters strike at (860) 887-0447.
Save Your Norwich Home with Fast Water Mitigation
Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for the help you need.
The Early Water Mitigation Focuses
While the needed actions of water mitigation and emergency services might vary slightly by the residence impacted, the heart of these efforts remains the same. It is vital to do whatever is necessary to protect your property from irreparable damage, which SERVPRO can achieve by prioritizing set objectives like:
- Water removal
- Mold prevention
Extraction Machines to Save Flooring
Starting water mitigation for Norwich homes and businesses involves removing surface water and trapped moisture from building materials. Standing and pooling water should be the greatest focus of arriving technicians as porous building materials can absorb water damage immediately and allow this moisture to migrate into structural cavities and other areas of the property. We have several options to help in this capacity, including pumps and vacuums.
Relocating At-Risk Contents
The impact of water damage on the contents and personal belongings of your residence should also be a focal point for mitigators. In many cases, continued exposure damage is preventable and manageable by removing contents from the affected area to a dry, safe location on-site. If the entire residence is impacted, we have off-site cleaning and storage until move-back can occur.
Emergency Repairs Save Wall Systems
We can quickly identify where repairs are necessary after water damage with a general contractor license and years of experience in build-back services. We can often preserve and protect wall systems and ceiling assemblies through plumbing repairs and fixture replacements. These essential reinstallations can restore vital water service to your home. We can also seal any structural openings or vulnerabilities formed by the water damage if necessary.
Mitigation is more than just one or two components of repairs and emergency services. We have several ways we can help your home early in the recovery stages. Give our SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County team a call today at (860) 887-0447.
Mold Remediation Approaches for Norwich Homes Explained
Mold remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO trained technicians have the experience and equipment for every size disaster.
Homeowners Should Understand Mold Remediation
Remediating and removing active mold threats in a household is not as straightforward as many believe. There are layers of recovery, each determined by the phase of mold exposure and colonization your property is currently experiencing:
- Phase One – The mold has begun to impact the surface
- Phase Two – The infestation extends just beyond the surface
- Phase Three – Intruding organisms severely damage materials
Surface Cleaning with Sporicidal Products
Our first look at damage and mold remediation in Norwich homes involves the products we can apply to impacted surfaces to make a difference. Before severe exposure occurs, sporicidal agents can eliminate microbial spores and mold organisms threatening the structure without requiring more invasive measures.
Abrasive Cleaning Through Blasting or Sanding
More abrasive cleaning is often needed when surface treatment solutions are deemed inefficient. When putting media like dry ice or baking soda under pressurized air, we can eradicate colonies on the surface of hosting materials. These units are particularly effective with irregular surfaces like the joists of flooring from the basement to the main level of the house.
When In Doubt, Take It Out
While we attempt other remediation practices first, there are some situations where controlled demolition is the only suitable solution that can help. We have experienced professionals with a general contractor license to complete this work alongside other remediation actions. Our objective is to complete tear-out and the necessary build-back services as promptly as possible to limit the total restoration and recovery time for house occupants.
Understanding the actions of remediation professionals when working in your home can put you at ease with this process. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the disarray of the situation and how invasive certain mold removal practices can appear. SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County is a trusted name to help when you discover mold in your home. Call us now at (860) 887-0447.