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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

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

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

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.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

Ask These Questions to Avoid Fire Damage in Your East Granby Home

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

An outlet is burning Walk around your home and ask yourself these questions to help prevent fire damage in your East Granby, CT home.

If you need fire damage restoration in your East Granby, CT home, call on SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield. We are ready to help you with complete professional fire damage restoration services that will get you back in your home ASAP.

Look, nobody wants to have their home damaged or destroyed by a house fire, and we certainly hope it doesn’t happen to you and your family! That’s why we’ve created a list to help you avoid fire damage in your East Granby house.

Go through your house area-by-area asking yourself these questions. If any answers are “no,” you can make easy changes to reduce your chances of needing fire damage restoration.

Throughout the House

  • Do your lighting fixtures have bulbs with the recommend wattage? Are the bulbs at least 12 inches from shades and combustibles?
  • Are your electric cords in good condition? Are they running freely, not squished under carpets or crushed beneath furniture? Are your outlets feeding only the specified power load?

Basement

  • Are the areas around your furnace or boiler, wood stove and water heater clear of flammable debris and combustible items?
  • Are the access doors on your water heater closed?
  • Are the wires and insulators on your electric breaker panel in good condition?
  • Are any oily rags stored in air-tight containers away from heat sources?

First Floor

  • Do you have at least one smoke detector installed and in working condition?
  • Does your kitchen have a working fire extinguisher?
  • Have you stored your towels, pot holders and other flammable items away from the stovetop?
  • Is your stovetop free of built-up grease and food?
  • Is your furniture made of fire-resistant upholstery?
  • Has your chimney been cleaned and inspected in the last year? Does your fireplace have a screen to block sparks and is the area in front of the fireplace clear of flammable objects?

Second Floor

  • Does each bedroom have a working smoke detector? Is there a working detector in the hall outside each sleeping area?
  • Do all family members know how to escape a fire at night?
  • Are space heaters at least three feet away from beds and other flammable materials?
  • Are electric blankets UL-approved? Are the cords undamaged?

Laundry Room

  • Is your dryer cabinet, duct and surrounding area free of built-up lint?
  • Is your duct made of metal instead of plastic?

Garage

  • Is the door between the house and garage solid and weather-stripped to prevent flames and gases from traveling?
  • Is your garage free of junk, trash and flammable materials, such as old newspapers and used oil?
  • Are gasoline (in approved containers) and oily rags (in air-tight containers) stored away from sources of ignition?

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.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

SERVPRO Basement Flood Cleanup in Enfield CT

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Sometimes floodwaters enter your home when you least expect them. When the water recedes, it usually leaves a dirty mess behind. In winter, sometimes the snow melts so quickly it rises fast and flows right into your basement. Springtime rains often cause water surges that require emergency flood cleanup.

We know that rising water can damage your home day or night, so we’re ready to work whenever you make the call. When we perform SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT homes, we bring the manpower and equipment to take on any mess a flood leaves behind. 

At SERVPRO, we’re experts at getting your home back to normal. Whether you need basement flood cleaning services or a top-to-bottom flooded house cleanup, we have the expertise to get the job done right. We respond 24/7 and we work fast. 

SERVPRO Basement Flood Cleanup 

When you need SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT, we send professional cleaning and restoration experts to your home. Each member of our team is a SERVPRO-trained professional. We arrive with specialized industrial equipment to remove water, dry out surfaces, dehumidify, deodorize and restore your home to its pre-flood condition.  

Basement Flood Cleanup Walkthrough

Before we get started with SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT homes, we inspect your basement and evaluate the damage. We do a walkthrough to search for visible and hidden damage. We inspect unfinished and finished areas for signs of floodwater damage. We look for areas that require black water clean up and examine porous surfaces for water saturation. We see what needs to be done and we plan our work accordingly. 

Separating Damaged and Undamaged Property

Protecting and salvaging property is essential to SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT homes. When dry property and floodwater-soaked property remain in the same storage areas, the wet items often contaminate the dry items. We separate damaged and undamaged personal property to minimize the risk of additional loss.

Water Removal

We begin SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT homes by using industrial-grade extraction equipment extraction to quickly remove the water. Wet fabrics, carpets, and other porous items provide a fertile environment for mold, mildew, and bacteria. Our equipment gives us the power to extract the water and dry out your most vulnerable surfaces. 

Dry-Out 

SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT promises a thorough dry-out and cleanup process. We understand that bacteria, mold, and mildew often remain a concern after floodwaters leave your home. They thrive on porous surfaces that retain moisture. Even if you can’t see bacteria, mold, and mildew, you can smell and sometimes feel the contaminants in the air. They sometimes cause health effects for young children and adults with sensitive lungs. We minimize this risk by drying out any remaining moisture with specialized drying equipment. 

Dehumidification 

When your home has flood damage, humidity often lingers in the air. When fabrics and other surfaces absorb the moisture, it often causes mold, mildew, and gradual deterioration. We use industrial dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air before it causes problems.  

Dehumidification is critical to SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT homes. To do it right, we calculate room sizes, relative humidity, and temperature. We use these measurements to determine how many dehumidifiers we need and where to place them for the best results.  

Odor Removal 

Floodwaters often contain bacteria, sewage, dirt, and organic materials. The waters recede, but they leave odor-producing debris behind. If left untreated, the odor often moves beyond your basement into the rest of your home. During our SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT homes, odor removal is one of our most important steps. We use specialized equipment and solutions to eliminate odors before they drift into the rest of your home.  

Restoration Completion

We complete your restoration by repairing and salvaging items we identified during our walkthrough. Our tasks often include drywall replacement, painting, and carpet cleaning. We clean and repair salvaged items and arrange to replace furniture and decor as needed.  

Commercial Flood Cleanup

We also provide commercial SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Mansfield CT. Our team performs expert flood cleanup services for any type of business in any size commercial or industrial building. We bring the manpower and the equipment to perform each task professionally. We work quickly to minimize your business downtime.

Contact SERVPRO

We’re a local business but we’re proud to be part of the national SERVPRO team. We are IICRC Certified. We provide SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT homes and businesses, and we’re just a phone call away. 

For more information about SERVPRO basement flood cleanup in Enfield CT, give us a call at (860) 216-2785.

Don’t Let Snow and Ice Damage Your Enfield Home

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

A structure collapsed under the weight of snow A storm with lots of snow and ice can can cause water and structural damage to your house. Follow our tips to protect your Enfield home.

Winter storms can damage your Enfield home in many different ways: water damage from flooding, wind damage and structural damage from the weight of snow and ice. (And of course, with prolonged cold temperatures can come severe water damage from frozen and burst pipes, too!) Read on to learn ways to keep your home safe when a big winter storm is on the way.

Keep the Water Out

One of the primary ways to keep water from entering your home is to make sure it has somewhere else to go. That’s why it’s a good idea to have proper grading that slants away from your foundation, and downspouts that direct water several feet away from your home. Follow the same principles when you’re shoveling or snowblowing: pile the snow at least several feet away from your foundation rather than at the base, so that when the snow starts melting, it doesn’t overwhelm your home’s defenses.

If an ice dam forms at the edge of your roof, follow our advice on ways to safely clear the ice dam and avoid water damage.

Protect Your Structure

Too much snow on your roof can cause it to leak or collapse. And heavy snow mounding up in your gutters can tear them from your home. Prevent this by preparing before the storm: clean your gutters and check your roof for any missing or damaged shingles or damaged flashing around vents and chimney. Repair damage, replace missing shingles and reseal any gaps. During or after the storm, use a roof rake to remove heavy snow from your roof and gutters.

You may find after the storm that your garage door has frozen shut. Don’t attack it with a shovel and don’t try to force it open with the automatic door opener. Instead, disengage the opener, clean away the snow and ice, then lift the door by hand.

Finally, if you have any tree branches that are close to your house or a power line, trim them back before the storm hits to prevent them from drooping or breaking off entirely.

If You Need Snow and Ice Damage Cleanup in Enfield

When you call the storm damage cleanup experts at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield, we’ll respond ASAP, make any quick repairs to stop the storm damage in its tracks, thoroughly evaluate the situation, remove all the moisture from your home, and restore your possessions and structure to before-damage condition. We can even remove ice dams!

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

Ice Dam? Here’s How to Remove it Now

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Icicles hanging off a house's gutter Snow and ice can be pretty—but the damage they cause to your home can be pretty costly. Here's how to remove an ice dam before it results in a leak.

Winter’s snow can be beautiful, but it can also bring the risk of severe water damage to your home from ice dams forming on your roof. Essentially, an ice dam is a block of ice that forms at the edge of your roof and blocks melted water from running off the edge and to the ground. Instead, meltwater gets forced under the ice and can penetrate your roof and invade the walls and ceilings of your home. Hello, costly water damage!

How does that block of ice form in the first place? It has to do with the freeze-thaw cycle that can occur as snow on your roof melts, trickles down the slope of your roof and freezes again before it can drip to the ground. This process repeats until a frozen wall is formed, which builds its way back up the roof until you have an icy mound blocking any meltwater from escaping the roof.

Once the ice dam forms, your goal is to remove it before water starts leaking through your roof into your house. Here are three ways.

Clear the Snow

You can remove the snow from your roof by using a roof rake or roof shovel. These tools are designed to let you clear the portion of your roof near the gutter while you stand on the ground. (Do not climb onto the roof to rake or shovel the snow—you’ll put yourself at risk of a serious injury!) Your goal is to clear enough snow to allow the ice dam itself to melt naturally in the sunshine or warmer daytime temperatures.

Warm the Eaves

Another option is to encourage melting of ice dams (or prevent their formation entirely) by warming up the edges of the roof itself. The best way to do this is to purchase electric cables designed to be laid along the roof edge. The cables warm the roof enough to melt an ice dam or stop one from forming.

Cool it Down

It may seem counterintuitive, but another way to stop a leak caused by an ice dam is to freeze the leak from the inside! Bring a box fan to your attic and aim it at the spot that’s leaking. The cold air will refreeze the meltwater, giving the ice dam time to melt naturally—or with a little help from you.

How to Deal with Water Damage Cleanup

Any water damage from the ice dam will have to be cleaned up promptly to prevent further problems. When you call the experts at SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield, we’ll respond ASAP, make any quick repairs to stop the damage in its tracks, thoroughly evaluate the situation, remove all the moisture from your home, and restore your possessions and structure to before-damage condition. We can even remove the ice dam!

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

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No Kitchen Fires!

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

A fire-damaged kitchen Kitchen fires happen suddenly and can cause lots of damage to your house. Follow our tips to prevent a kitchen fire in your home.

Most home fires start in the kitchen, and most of those are related to cooking. Since the kitchen has sources of ready fuel, such as cooking oils, gas appliances, towels and more, a kitchen fire can rage out of control quickly and spread to the rest of your home. But if you follow just a few basic guidelines, you can really reduce the odds of a kitchen fire happening to you. Whether you’re cooking or not, follow our tips to prevent a fire from starting in your kitchen.

No Fires When You’re Cooking

Stay put.

The most important thing to do when you are cooking is to never leave your cooktop or range unattended. If cooking in the oven, be sure to be within earshot (to hear a timer go off, for instance) and no further than the next room. If cooking on the stovetop, do not leave the kitchen, period.

Keep it clean.

A fire needs fuel to burn, so keep your stovetop and cooking area free of combustibles. This means towels, oven mitts, paper towels, food wrappers and other items should not be near the stove. It also means that spattered grease should be cleaned up promptly, both on the stovetop and in the oven.

Dress for success.

When cooking, your clothes should be close-fitting to prevent them from touching a flame and catching fire. In particular, if your sleeves are long or loose, roll them up.

Cool it down.

Don’t toss hot grease into your kitchen trash. Let it cool down first, perhaps in an empty can, before disposing of it.

Keep it empty.

Don’t store food inside your oven—if you forget about it and preheat, you may start a fire.

No Fires When You’re Not Cooking

Don’t be plug ugly.

The key to a safe kitchen when you’re not cooking is to use electricity safely. That means all appliances should be plugged directly into a wall outlet, never an extension cord. And that outlet must be properly grounded and must match the appliance’s rating plate. Further, it’s a smart idea to unplug small appliances, like your toaster, when you’re not using them. Finally, check your cords to be sure they are all undamaged and replace any that are frayed or cracked.

Ovens are for eating, not heating.

Never use a gas oven to heat your home. You risk both a fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.

When you have suffered a 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.

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100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.216.2785 
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When you have suffered a fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785