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SERVPRO Will Remediate Fire Damage in Your Granby Home

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

A book is on fire Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield to thoroughly clean and deodorize your Granby home and possessions after the flames have been put out.

Your Granby home caught fire! Fortunately, everyone is safe and unhurt. But your house? There could be a lot of damage ... and maybe you can’t even stay there until it’s cleaned up and repaired. Beyond the practical challenges of getting your life and home back in shape, you’re facing strong emotions and the uncertainty of exactly how to restore the damage to your home and your possessions—and fire, smoke and soot are extremely challenging to fully clean up.

You need to find a local fire damage cleanup expert who is trustworthy and knowledgeable—and who can get the job done quickly and completely. In Granby and north central Connecticut, turn to SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield. We have the resources, experience and equipment to fully restore your home. We’ll respond ASAP, evaluate your home and property and clean, restore and deodorize your possessions and structure.

This is our three-part approach to remediating damage from fire, smoke and soot after a house fire in Granby.

We Clean and Restore Your Building

A house fire leaves soot and other damage on your walls, ceilings, floors and trim. Upon arrival, we assess the damage, then use the appropriate equipment and products to clean each surface. We remove all traces of soot and prepare the surfaces to be repainted if necessary.

We Clean and Restore Your Personal Possessions

SERVPRO will evaluate your furnishings—including area rugs, furniture and window treatments—and your personal possessions—such as electronics, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, artwork, books and documents—to determine what is restorable. We test each item to determine which of our many cleaning techniques will be safest and most effective.

Because fire damage remediation can be complicated, SERVPRO creates a digital inventory of all your damaged items. This makes it easy to track every possession as it moves through the restoration process, while creating clear documentation for your insurance claim.

We Deodorize Everything in Your Home

In addition to cleaning your Granby home and everything in it, SERVPRO deodorizes your structure and possessions of lingering smoke odor. Rather than masking odors, we use advanced equipment, such as foggers that penetrate all the crevices in your home and furnishings, to remove smoke odors at the source.  

When you have suffered damage from a fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

We're Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience in fire restoration and cleanup, as well as natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, water and mold damage, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield (860.216.2785) any time.

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SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how you can protect your home and business from fire, water, mold, sewage, storm, natural disaster and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered damage from a fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

A house damaged by a hurricane With hurricane season starting in north central Connecticut, be prepared for the storms with these tips from SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield.

Summer and fall are known as hurricane season in many parts of the U.S. Each year, it seems like there are more storms, the storms are more powerful and damaging—and the season starts earlier and goes on longer. That means that you need to be prepared for hurricanes that might park over your home or business and drop lots of rain while the winds whirl—and that means increased property damage!

This summer and fall, make sure you prepare your home or business to withstand more wind and more water from more hurricanes. Here are several important steps to take when a hurricane is forecasted for your area.

Reinforce Your Structure

Few weather events can cause the kind of damage that a hurricane can, with its high wind speeds and wind-driven rain. If a hurricane is on its way, check these parts of your house or business.

  • Roof: The winds of a hurricane can peel some or all of your roof right off. Even just a few missing shingles will allow water to penetrate your home or business. Before the storm, check for missing or damaged shingles, and consider hiring a roofing pro to repair or replace them.
  • Gutters: A well-working gutter will route water from your roof and away from your home. Look at your gutters before the storm: are they securely attached? are they unclogged? Again, a roofer can do this and perform any needed repairs.
  • Windows: Windows are particularly vulnerable to hurricane damage, so you may want to cover them, either with plywood or hurricane shutters.
  • Lawn and Driveway: If large objects aren’t secured in place, they can be thrown around by the strong winds, potentially smashing into your home or business or other property. If you can store objects inside (garbage cans and outdoor furniture, for example), do so. Otherwise lash everything down.

Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy

The strong winds of a hurricane can cause power outages that can last for a week or more. It’s wise to set your refrigerator and freezer to the lowest possible temperature before the storm arrives. Food will keep for 4 hours in an unopened refrigerator and will remain frozen for 48 hours in a full freezer.

Protect the health and safety of your family by putting together a cache of food, water and other supplies. This should include:

  • Nonperishable food to last three days or more
  • A gallon of water for each person per day
  • An emergency kit that contains:
    —First aid supplies
    —Flashlights and batteries
    —Charged cell phones
    —Pain relievers and essential medications
    —Important paperwork (for identification and insurance claims)
    —Cash

If you have suffered damage from a storm or other flooding disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

We're Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience in storm damage restoration, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, commercial services and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how to protect your home or business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

If you have suffered damage from a storm or other flooding disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Commercial Mold Cleanup in Enfield

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is growing on the walls of a hotel room If your Enfield commercial facility has a mold problem, call the pros at SERVPRO of Enfield/Bloomfield to clean it up for good.

Your Enfield commercial building can become infested with mold in a number of ways. All it takes is moisture plus some time, and the mold spores that are naturally floating around in the air can find a place to grow!

How can you prevent a mold problem? And if your building already has mold, how can you get rid of it?

Preventing Mold in Your Enfield Commercial Building

The primary way to prevent mold from growing in your office, factory, restaurant, hotel, retail shop or warehouse is to keep water out. No water = no mold.

  • Routinely check your facility for leaks (especially from the roof, around windows, near pipes and vents, and close to water fixtures). Clean up and repair any leaks ASAP.
  • Periodically check the humidity in your building. Even a too-high level of humidity can cause mold to grow.
  • If employees or customers report a mildewy odor, look into it.
  • If you have a flood in your building, get the water cleaned up and building materials, furnishings and items completely dried out within 48 hours—or call a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO.

Getting Rid of Mold

If you discover a mold infestation in your place of business, the most important thing is not to ignore it. You can try to tackle the problem yourself, but mold issues have a way of persisting. You think you can dry out the area yourself and simply wipe away the mold, but mold is a stubborn foe.

Here at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield, we are highly skilled at mold removal. We have the sophisticated training, the proven procedures, the equipment (like air movers, commercial dehumidifiers and moisture meters) and the experience to eradicate your mold infestation the first time.

These are the steps we recommend you take (and not take!) once you discover a mold problem at your Enfield commercial facility:

What not to do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces that has visible or suspected mold.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

What to do:

  • Stay out of the affected areas.
  • Turn off your HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield for mold remediation services.

If your business is hit by a water, fire, smoke, chemical, mold or other disaster—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your commercial building and property after a natural disaster. We also offer year-round commercial cleaning services and HVAC maintenance. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how to protect your home and business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

If your business is hit by a water, fire, smoke, chemical, mold or other disaster—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Summer Storm Damage Cleanup in Suffield

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded houses Summer storms in Suffield can gravely damage your home or business. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield for start-to-finish storm damage cleanup.

In Suffield, Connecticut, summer storms—thunderstorms, heavy rainstorms and even tornadoes and hurricanes—can occur with little to no warning, causing a lot of damage to your home or business. While winter storm damage gets a lot of attention, the flooding and structural damage from summer storms in northern Connecticut can be just as costly and difficult to clean up.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield is ready to work with you on recovering from summer storm damage.

Stormwaters Are Dangerous and Dirty

When stormwater surges into your home or business in Suffield, it carries with it a number of problems.

  • First, your building, furniture and possessions get soaked and stained, leaving you with a tough cleanup job.
  • Next, stormwater is dirty and often contaminated with chemicals, oil, and bacteria and other pathogens, putting you at risk of disease or injury.
  • Finally, the heavy soaking that your property takes in a storm means that thoroughly drying everything out will be a challenge. If just a bit of moisture remains—maybe behind a wall panel—you may have to contend with a stubborn mold or mildew problem.

Why Call SERVPRO for Storm Flooding Cleanup

The foundation of our business is flooding cleanup and storm damage restoration. With our technical expertise, latest technology, and range and quantity of equipment, our crews can tackle the biggest cleanups to return your salvageable building materials and items to their pre-flood state.

  • That’s why we hire, train and support both specialized water damage restoration techs and applied structural drying techs. These skilled crewmembers know how to evaluate your damage, measure moisture in the air and bring the latest drying technology to bear to get your home or business back in pre-storm condition.
  • Additionally, while big storms can overwhelm many restoration companies, that won’t happen with us. We are one of more than 1,700 SERVPRO franchises across the country, and have access to equipment and staffing that smaller companies simply can’t touch. (SERVPRO even musters Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.)

If you have suffered damage from a storm or other flooding disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

We're Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience in storm damage restoration, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, commercial services and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how to protect your home or business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

If you have suffered damage from a storm or other flooding disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Psssst: Time to Clean Your Cellphone!

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

A cellphone A cellphone can carry a shocking number of disease-causing germs! Our tips will help you keep it cleaner.

One of the things we’ve learned over the past year while coping with a viral pandemic is that keeping our environment and possessions cleaner pays off in better health. So, we at SERVPRO recommend that you continue basic hygiene measures such as washing your hands frequently. And we strongly recommend that—pandemic or no—you regularly clean your cellphone. Because that essential little device goes with you just about everywhere. You touch it, then touch something else, then touch it, then ... you get the idea.

To be blunt, your cellphone is loaded with germs. And to be specific, a recent study done by the University of Arizona revealed that cellphones are covered with ten times more bacteria than a toilet seat!

Think Before You Touch Your Phone

Pay attention to what you touch before and after you use your phone. A gas pump? Your lunch? What else? Anyway, try to wash your hands with soap and water before you pick up your cell phone, or at least clean up with hand sanitizer.

  • When eating: try not to use your phone while eating. Wash with soap and water when done
  • On the road: when running errands, use wipes or hand sanitizer before using your phone
  • In the bathroom: your “go zone” should be a cell phone “no-go zone”

Develop a Phone-Cleaning Routine

Because you touch your cellphone throughout the day, you should follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is to clean all high-touch surfaces in your home and at work regularly.

Start by wiping your cellphone with a soft, dry cloth when you return home. Then, two to three times a week, thoroughly disinfect the phone.

  • Avoid bleach, bathroom cleaners or other abrasive cleansers. Instead, use disinfecting wipes and soft dry cloths
  • Remove the phone from its case, then wipe the phone and case with the dry cloth
  • Using disinfecting wipes, clean the case and phone, including ports and buttons, being careful not to drench the surface
  • Air-dry for five minutes, then finish by wiping the phone and case dry with a new soft cloth

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Offers the Highest Level of Cleaning and Disinfecting

Think of all the frequently-touched surfaces in your home or business: faucets, phones, computers, light switches and more. To provide the most thorough cleaning and disinfecting, SERVPRO created a new service called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Designed to exceed CDC standards, this proactive deep cleaning program is built around hospital-grade cleansers, proven procedures and SERVPRO’s highly-trained staff. Want to better protect the health of family members, employees and customers? Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned will do it!

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your residence or commercial building and your property after suffering damage from a fire, storm, water, mold or biohazard disaster. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785.

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how to protect your home and business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Ready to Reopen? Cleanliness Matters to Your Customers

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO shield on the door of a business As you welcome back customers, show that you value their health and safety—have SERVPRO of West Hartford clean and disinfect your business.

After an extremely challenging year of coping with a worldwide pandemic, business owners are eager to get back to resuming normal operations and welcoming back consumers for shopping and dining. But a year like 2020, filled with anxiety and uncertainty, has left its mark on people in many ways. Bottom line: it may take some effort to reassure consumers that your business is a safe place to be.

Last year, SERVPRO commissioned a survey* to determine consumer attitudes about cleanliness in places of business and how that affects their willingness to frequent stores and restaurants. The results were pretty striking.

  • More than 80% said businesses need to be more aggressive and thorough about cleaning than they were before the pandemic hit
  • 71% want the businesses they visit to be cleaner than their own homes
  • 70% say they think about ways to reduce exposure to the coronavirus when away from their homes
  • 76% believe that the way a business handles cleanliness reflects their overall approach to running their business

How SERVPRO Can Help Your Business Reopen and Welcome Back Customers

In response to the pandemic, SERVPRO launched a new service called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, which provides businesses and homeowners with deep cleaning, disinfecting and COVID-19 cleanup. This new defensive cleaning program goes far beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices to incorporate proactive viral pathogen cleaning. Our more than 50 years of experience in biohazard cleanup and decontamination means you can trust SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield to bring a higher standard of clean to your facility.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is based on our 3Cs:

  • Consult: We meet with you to create a unique cleaning service based on your facility’s individual needs.
  • Clean: Our crews do an expert deep clean using our proprietary EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions, while adhering to CDC cleaning and decontamination standards.
  • Certify: The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield in your front window, along with digital emblems and other collateral, shows your customers your commitment to having the cleanest facility possible for their safety.

One more thing our survey showed: 64% of the respondents are more likely to shop or dine at a business that displays a decal testifying to professional cleaning than one that doesn’t. As you reopen or expand services, know that your customers are looking for proof that they will be as safe as possible in your business. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned can give you that edge.

If your business is hit by a water, fire, smoke, chemical, mold or other disaster—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your commercial building and property after a natural disaster. We also offer year-round commercial cleaning services and HVAC maintenance. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how to protect your home and business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

If your business is hit by a water, fire, smoke, chemical, mold or other disaster—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

*Proprietary study prepared by Message Factors, Inc. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of 1,000 consumers surveyed May 2020.

Commercial Basement Water Flood Damage Cleanup in Bloomfield CT

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Commercial Basement Water Flood Damage Cleanup in Bloomfield CT

Your business can’t afford downtime. When floods cause commercial water damage, every minute you spend dealing with your flooded business costs you money. At SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield, we understand that when you need water mitigation, flood cleanup, or water damage restoration, you can’t afford to wait. When our team performs commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT, we respond quickly and we work fast. 

At SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield, our team answers your call 24/7 because we know what’s at stake. When we do commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT, we arrive quickly. We bring the manpower, the solutions, and the equipment we need, and we get the job done fast.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield Water Flood Damage Cleanup 

You know what happens if you put emergency water cleanup on hold. As the hours pass, stagnant pools of floodwater settle into your basement. The water eventually goes away, but before it leaves, it seeps into your basement and storage areas. Water and debris damage your stored property, appliances, equipment, and stock. If your water damage cleaning crew doesn’t do the work fast, bacteria and odors settle in. The cleanup process becomes even more challenging. 

At SERVPRO, when we perform commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT, we work fast. We have seen how our water damage recovery process prevents commercial property from further damage and minimizes financial losses. We get the job done with our specialized equipment. We remove water, dry out surfaces, dehumidify, deodorize and restore your basement.  

Basement Flood Cleanup Walkthrough

We begin commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT with a walkthrough and assessment. We determine your immediate needs, identify areas of concern, and quickly organize a water remediation, cleanup, and restoration plan that meets your approval. 

Separating Damaged and Undamaged Property

When we can rescue salvageable property, it helps minimize your financial losses. We begin by separating salvageable property from property that’s wet, soiled, or damaged. This preventative action stops floodwater-saturated property and equipment from contaminating dry, undamaged items. We remove salvageable property and place it in a safe, dry area away from your wet basement.

Water Removal

Water extraction is a critical step in our process of commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield businesses. When dirty floodwaters saturate wood, carpeting, upholstery, drywall, and other porous surfaces, these areas gradually deteriorate. If they remain even slightly wet, they also provide a perfect environment for mold, mildew, and bacteria. We prevent ongoing basement water damage by removing the water with our powerful extraction equipment.

Dry-Out 

When we perform commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT, we do a thorough dry-out. Left behind moisture provides a perfect place for bacteria, mold, and mildew to grow. They do more than leave annoying scents in the air. Mold, mildew, and other contaminants sometimes cause health effects for young children and adults. We use our specialized drying equipment to completely dry out wet surfaces and minimize the potential health effects.

Dehumidification 

Commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT requires a multi-faceted process. Dehumidification is the final step for thoroughly removing the moisture that floodwaters leave behind. During this final water removal step, we use industrial dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air before it creates new problems.  

Odor Removal 

When floodwaters drain away from your basement, sewage, dirt, bacteria, and organic materials leave behind an unpleasant odor. Mold and mildew often add to the noxious scent. Our team eliminates the floodwater odors by thoroughly deodorizing your basement. We use industrial solutions and specialized equipment to eliminate lingering odors before they drift into your building’s upper levels.

Restoration Completion

Our team provides professional restoration services to finish each commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT. We clean, repair, and return your salvageable property, and we haul away unsalvageable items. We perform structural water damage repair, drywall replacement, and wall repainting. We also replace damaged carpeting and decor. We perform all the tasks you require to get your flooded business back to its pre-flood condition. 

Contact SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield

We’re your local SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield team and we’re dedicated to providing commercial basement water flood damage cleanup in Bloomfield CT. For more information about water damage recovery, cleanup for flooded businesses and flooded houses, water damage reconstruction, water damage recovery, and restoration services.

Great Reviews from Satisfied Customers

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

A green thumbs-up symbol We at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield strive to provide outstanding customer service ... and we have the receipts to prove it.

When it comes to fire and water damage restoration in the north central Connecticut area, we at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield think we’re the best choice. We hold certification by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and have an A– rating by the Better Business Bureau.

But it’s our numerous positive reviews from Yelp and Google that we’re most proud of. Read on to see what other homeowners have to say about our staff and services.

A Pleasure from Start to Finish

“I had an awful sewer leak in my house and after the plumbers did their work, SERVPRO came and did cleanup. It was a pleasure dealing with them from start to finish. … They arrived on time (crew of 3), got to work and did a great job. Quick, thorough, and clean!!! … Came in UNDER what initial estimator suggested. I am VERY happy I contracted with SERVPRO and the work they did!”

Best Ever

“I highly extend my appreciation to the crews of SERVPRO; they are the best ever. Great crews to deal with, no hassle, very polite, fast and reliable when it comes to working. They really made an extra effort to clean up everything inside my flooded house; everything was spotless.”

Amazing Customer Service

“100 stars go to SERVPRO for the outstanding service. They really are the guys to call for any disaster in your home. The most reliable crews, very professional, and stress-free to deal with. They made the whole process in restoring my home as smooth as possible. I’m very happy with the outcome; everything was perfect. Thank you very much for your amazing customer service.”

Caring and Professional

“I cannot say enough about how wonderful the SERVPRO team was in handling our flooded basement. From drying out, caring for our belongings, and an abatement, they were caring and professional the entire way. Someone was always available to answer my calls and email, even late at night. They helped us navigate through insurance red tape and kept us informed throughout the whole process. They will be the first I call if anything like this should ever happen again and I HIGHLY recommend them.”

A+ to Everyone at SERVPRO

“Our woodstove experienced a sudden and profound back-draft, which filled the main floor of our house with thick, dark smoke. Through our insurance company we engaged SERVPRO shortly after the event. This was an entirely new experience for us and after our first interaction with SERVPRO staff we knew we were in good hands. They really know their stuff. The project was handled with professional efficiency from start to finish and the results were absolutely amazing. The team of women who spent hours cleaning everything in the house were thorough and so very polite and patient with this harried homeowner. A+ to everyone at SERVPRO and many thanks for returning our home to normal once again.”

Response Time is Uncanny

“Their response time is uncanny! They arrived before I could finish cleaning up the house to show them around. Our back office had caught fire from a power strip, but luckily it was extinguished within minutes. The team that came was very kind and informative—even my kids learned a few things!”

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your residence or commercial building and your property after suffering damage from a fire, storm, water, mold or biohazard disaster. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785.

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how to protect your home and business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

Your Hartland Basement Flooded After a Storm? Do This

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded basement If you have a flooded basement, here's how to handle it—or call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield, the experts in flooded basements in Hartland, CT.

Basements can flood and cause water damage any time of the year, but late winter/early spring poses its own risks. Maybe there’s a late-season snow or ice storm. Maybe there’s a protracted deep freeze—winter’s last blast of cold air. Maybe everything warms up fast and there’s an early and intense thaw with flooding. Or maybe there’s rain that falls upon snow and the whole mess seems like it’s trying to get into your Hartland basement!

Unfortunately, February and March are prime time for flooded basements here in Connecticut, thanks to unpredictable weather and sudden storms. Read on for tips on how to cope with water damage in your basement.

(Note that while you can attempt all the repair yourself, if you don’t thoroughly dry out your basement, furniture and other possessions, you stand a strong chance of creating a mold infestation. If you have any doubts about tackling this job, SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield will handle everything, start to finish, no worries.)

What To Do When Your Basement Floods

  • Act fast: The sooner you respond to the water in your basement, the sooner you can stop the flow, start cleaning it up and, if needed, get professional help.
  • Be safe: First, shut off the electricity to the basement. This may require getting an electrician to your home if you can’t reach your electric panel. Wear protective gear, especially boots and gloves. Consider a mask or goggles, too. And be careful walking around, since the wet floor may be slippery.
  • Stop the water flow: If it’s a burst pipe that’s flooding your basement, shut off water to the house at the main valve. And if your basement has a floor drain, make sure it’s not clogged.
  • Get rid of the water: If you have a sump pump, use that. Otherwise, a wet/dry vac or a mop and a bucket will do.

What To Do After the Water’s Gone

  • Dry your stuff: Remove your wet furniture and possessions from the basement to dry. Ideally, you can drag things outside to dry in the sunshine. Everything will need to sit for at least 48 hours to prevent mold from growing, and even then, your items may not be completely dry.
  • Get rid of carpet: Generally, carpeting is a lost cause after a basement flood. You’ll need to rip it up and toss it out and let the flooring dry.
  • Let the basement dry out: Open windows and doors, and run fans and dehumidifiers. This will take several days. Also remove wet or damaged drywall and insulation—that’ll have to be replaced.
  • Wash and sanitize: Once everything’s dry, wash it all, including walls and floor, and use a disinfecting spray or cleaner to discourage mold growth.

If You Need Flooded Basement Cleanup

When you call the flooded basement cleanup experts at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield, we’ll respond ASAP, stop the water damage in its tracks, evaluate the situation, remove all the moisture from your home, and restore your possessions and structure to before-damage condition.

If you have suffered damage from a storm or other flooding disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

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Prevent Home Heating Fires in Your Suffield House

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

A fire-damaged house Winter is prime time for home heating fires. Avoid one in your Suffield home by following our basic tips.

We all love the comfort of a cozy, warm home when the temperature drops in north central Connecticut. Most of the time, you turn up the thermostat, set a fire in your fireplace, turn on the hot water … and comfort is literally at your fingertips. But don’t get complacent, because fire danger lurks in our home heating systems.

Follow these basic tips to reduce the chance of a home heating fire in your Suffield home.

Prevent Home Heating Fires with Regular Maintenance and Cleaning

Have your furnace inspected by an HVAC professional each year. Change your furnace filter each month and clear away anything flammable, like cardboard boxes and old paint, from the area around your furnace.

Have the HVAC expert check your water heater to be sure it is operating safely, as well.

Likewise, have your chimney cleaned every year, ideally before the heating season starts. A chimney sweep will remove soot and highly flammable creosote, and will inspect your chimney and fireplace for structural damage, like cracks, that could lead to a chimney fire.

Bonus: While you don’t use your clothes dryer to heat your home, it does contain a heating element. And if enough lint builds up in the dryer cabinet, it can ignite and cause devastating fire damage. Remove lint from the dryer’s trap after every use, and have a pro in once a year to clean the dryer duct and cabinet.

Use Your Fireplace Safely to Avoid a Home Heating Fire

Learn how to set a clean-burning fire using the top-down method, and always use a fireplace screen to prevent sparks from igniting nearby carpet or other flooring or objects.

Use Other Sources of Heat Safely to Prevent a Home Heating Fire

Space heaters are convenient, but beware: they are involved in almost three-quarters of fire-related deaths in the home. It’s important to purchase a space heater that has an emergency cut-off that will kick in if the heater is knocked over. Always plug the heater into a GFI outlet, which will cut electricity in case of a malfunction. Next, never run a space heater unattended and don’t fall asleep with one running. Finally, keep a three-foot margin around the heater when it is operating—and keep objects, furnishings, bedding, clothing, pets and especially children away.

Important: Under no circumstances should you use a gas oven to heat your home—it’s both a source of a house fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.

When you have suffered a home heating fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

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The team at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized training and experience in fire restoration and cleanup, as well as natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, water and mold damage, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield (860.216.2785) any time.

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SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how you can protect your home and business from fire, water, mold, sewage, storm, natural disaster and other damage.

SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield

Top 50 Franchise Nationally

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a home heating fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785