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24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration Services in Northern CT

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

The flooded basement was caused by leaky pipes. The flooded basement was caused by leaky pipes.

Are you suffering from water damage in north central Connecticut? Don’t worry SERVPRO is here to help. From small puddles to big floods we’ve got you covered. SERVPRO's water damage restoration service cleans and restores your belongings and building materials to their original state. When it comes to flooding or water damage, speed is crucial. The sooner the damage is reduced, the more likely it is to rescue building materials, personal belongings, and avoid mold growth.

When a water damage disaster strikes, SERVVPRO of West Hartford is ready to provide 24/7 emergency water damage restoration in Connecticut!

Water Damage's Unseen Hazards

Whatever has caused your water problems - leaking pipes, a flooded basement, an overflowing dishwasher — it isn't good. Water damage is not only ugly, but it also poses a threat to your health. Mold and mildew can take root in your Bloomfield or Enfield house or company if all of the components are not fully dried. This can lead to structural damage and damage to any personal belongings.

It is critical to use SERVPRO of Glastonbury’s, CT's experienced water damage restoration services to avoid this. You'll have a hard time cleaning and drying regions such under the floors or in the walls, but we will ensure they are 100% dried and cleaned.

What to do after flooding?

You’ve been hit by water damage. Now what? Be sure to follow SERVPRO’s tips to ensure you follow the propers steps to avoid further damage.

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Services

Give us a call at SERVPRO of West Hartford, CT. Our water damage restoration strategies have been proved time and time again. We can bring your items back to their original state. You won't even be able to tell they've been harmed by water!

We're Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in water damage remediation, fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141 for immediate water damage cleanup and restoration of your structure and property

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

SERVPRO of West Hartford

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

IICRC Certified

Noemi DiCristofaro 

Certified SERVPRO technicians

Call 860.206.6141

24-hour emergency service

Why You Should Hire SERVPRO For Your Commercial Cleaning Needs

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Water clean up at Local Five Guys Water clean up at local Five Guys Restaurant.

If you own or run a business, you understand how difficult it can be to strike the right balance. There are obstacles that can be anticipated, and then there are situations that arise unexpectedly.

 When your office or building in north central Connecticut floods, the consequences can be devastating. Flood water can damage building materials, office supplies, and even inventory, resulting in lost time and income.

Let us help you get back to business.

At SERVPRO, we understand how important your business is to not only your livelihood but also your family. We have more than 50 years of knowledge and skill to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned as the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*. Aside from fire and water, SERVPRO employees are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills, always according to the cleaning and decontamination requirements set by the CDC and local authorities.

A Message from the Community

“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 smoothly as possible. I’m very happy with the outcome, everything was perfect. Thank you very much for your amazing customer service.” - Courtney L. 

SERVPRO’s Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services Include:

SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

We're Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in water damage remediation, fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141 for immediate water damage cleanup and restoration of your structure and property

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

SERVPRO of West Hartford

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

IICRC Certified

Noemi DiCristofaro 

Certified SERVPRO technicians

Call 860.206.6141

24-hour emergency service

How to Prepare your Home for Winter Storm Izzy

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

Winter storm warning in effect for Winter Storm Izzy The winds forecasted for Winter Storm Izzy can produce power outages that can last up to a week or more.

Winter storms can cause just as much damage and property issues just like any other storm. That's why it is good to follow specific instructions and prepare your home and family for the unexpected before it's too late. 

Winter Storm Izzy is a major winter storm coming in from the Midwest, sweeping across the South, and going East toward West Hartford through Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. 

Winter storm warnings, winter storm watches and winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service for Winter Storm Izzy.

Like any large blizzard, Winter Storm Izzy has the potential for below freezing temperatures, several inches of snow and ice, and strong winds throughout West Hartford Monday. Power can go out at any moment with strong winds and freezing temperatures therefore it is important to follow these tips to remain prepared.

Lets begin with some steps we can take before the storm hits:

Step #1:Maintain the Safety and Health of Your Family

The winds forecasted for Winter Storm Izzy can produce power outages that can last up to a week or more. It's a good idea to set your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest temperatures possible before the storm hits. In an unopened refrigerator, food will keep for 4 hours, and in a full freezer, it will keep for 48 hours.

To protect the health and safety of your family make sure to keep plenty of non perishable food items on hand. Other important items to stock up on in the next few days include:

  • A gallon of water for every person for each day
  • A first aid kit
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Charged electronics including cell phones
  • Medication
  • Cash
  • important paperwork (identification and insurance)

Step #2:Reinforce Your Structure

Check on your roof

If your home’s roof is flat or has a flat portion, be sure to remove snow carefully to prevent snow and ice buildup. Ice can weigh up to 57 pounds per square foot. With several inches of snow it can put your roof at risk of collapsing.

Don’t Let Water Pipes Freeze

A common issue we see in the winter is frozen water pipes therefore planning ahead is key. You can lose power, your furnace can malfunction or if the weather gets too cold outside your pipes are at risk for freezing and bursting resulting in inches of water damage. To prevent bursting pipes be sure to use a generator or an alternative source of heat to keep the warmth in your home. In addition, be sure to seal your home by wrapping insulation around your pipes and throughout openings in your attic to make sure no heat escapes

How to Prevent Ice Dams

Not only are your pipes at risk of freezing but when ice builds up on the side of the roof it forms an ice dam that prevents the melting snow from draining properly. This water ends up leaking into your home through your windows and walls. In order to stop water from entering your house, add insulation above your ceiling to keep the roof warmer and prevent ice buildup. Make sure your roof's gutters are clear of any leaves or sticks that prevent further drainage.

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

We're Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in water damage remediation, fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141 for immediate water damage cleanup and restoration of your structure and property

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

SERVPRO of West Hartford

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

IICRC Certified

Noemi DiCristofaro 

Certified SERVPRO technicians

Call 860.206.6141

24-hour emergency service

Frozen Bursting Water Pipes? Here's the scoop

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO helping customers in need. SERVPRO helping customers in need.

When you hear of the potentially disastrous effects bursting water pipes can have, you may wonder what causes a pipe to burst. The short answer is the expansion of hydrogen and oxygen molecules, but let’s be realistic - what you’re probably wondering is how to prevent bursting pipes and what to do in the unfortunate case that pipes do freeze and can’t hold the pressure.

Let’s start by talking about what steps can be taken on the preventive side:

Tip #1: Insulate your pipes

This is the A-#1 tip to reduce the risk of pipes freezing and bursting. When your pipes are properly insulated, you decrease the risk of bursting pipes significantly. Here are a couple of things to consider when choosing the right insulation for your pipes:

Location matters. Are you insulating indoor or outdoor pipes? The colder the area the pipes are in, the more necessary it is to insulate. Not only does this help with the bursting risk factor but there are a few bonus benefits, as well!!

R-value rating. Why does this matter? In short, the R-value refers to the amount of thermal insulation provided by the insulation product and is rated on a scale between 1 - 5. The higher the R-value rating, the more protection your pipes will have. NOTE: All pipe insulation products should have the R-value rating clearly marked on the packaging or in the product description.

Tip #2: Let your faucets drip slightly

Letting your faucets drip ever so slightly will help release pressure in pipes helping to avoid the chance of burst pipes. Keeping water moving a little makes it harder to freeze. This isn’t the most eco-friendly solution, but it has been known to help. (You can also keep a bucket under the slow dripping faucet to capture the water and use it to water plants or wash dishes!)

Tip #3: Keep your thermostat temperature consistent

Keeping the temperature at a steady level inside your home helps combat fluctuation in pipe temperature, which could factor in freezing pipes. 

In closing, remember that things happen and these tips are not 100% guaranteed, but will definitely help. In the event that you do have an emergency situation, remember that SERVPRO is certified and ready to help.

We're Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in water damage remediation, fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141 for immediate water damage cleanup and restoration of your structure and property

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

SERVPRO of West Hartford

100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

IICRC Certified

Noemi DiCristofaro 

Certified SERVPRO technicians

Call 860.206.6141

24-hour emergency service

Keep Water Out of Your Basement

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Rainwater runs over the edge of a gutter One of the keys of making sure your basement stays dry is to keep water away from your foundation. Read SERVPRO's tips on how to do that.

Most West Hartford-area homeowners are concerned about getting water in their basements, and rightly so. The water may come from a burst pipe, a damaged appliance or a widespread flood due to a storm or other natural disaster. These are emergency situations usually come with little warning and must be dealt with quickly.

There’s another type of basement water problem that you can prevent, though, and that’s water that enters your basement slowly and over time, usually through your foundation. Still, get enough water in your basement and you can have damage to your furniture, drywall, flooring, appliances and personal items—not to mention the possibility of a mold problem that just won’t go away.

Water Belongs Outside of Your Basement

Many homes in central Connecticut have a perimeter drainage system. If yours isn’t keeping water out of your home, hire a professional engineering or waterproofing firm to determine what’s wrong and fix it.

There are several important things you can do on your own to protect your basement. These have to do with the way rainwater and snowmelt is routed away from your home.

What’s the landscape like?

Take a look at your yard. It should slope slightly downhill from the foundation on all four sides so that water drains away from your house. If you see small depressions or swales, fill them in with clay-based soil.

Larger depressions or areas that typically get soggy after a storm, however, call for a professional regrading of your property, as does a house that is surrounded by higher ground.

How’s your drainage system?

Your gutters and downspouts direct water from your roof to the ground and away from your house. Once or twice a year, check your gutters for leaves and debris, and clear the mess out.

After a heavy rainstorm, take a look at your gutters to see if any water spills over the edges. That indicates that you need to have the slope adjusted so that it sends water to the downspout.

Finally, do your downspouts direct water ten or more feet away from your foundation? If water pools on the ground near your foundation, install extenders to carry the water away from your home.

In Case of Basement Water Damage

Any time you have water in your basement, SERVPRO of West Hartford is just a phone call away. We are the experienced local experts in water damage restoration and we get to the scene ASAP to evaluate your damage and make a plan to clean up and restore everything. We repair or rebuild structural damage; we clean and restore your personal items, furnishings and furniture; and we work with your insurance company to speed up your claim.

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in water damage remediation, fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141 for immediate water damage cleanup and restoration of your structure and property

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

SERVPRO of West Hartford
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.206.6141
24-hour emergency service

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141 for immediate water damage cleanup and restoration of your structure and property

Prepare Your Business for a Winter Storm

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

City street with pedestrian and cars in a snowstorm Follow SERVPRO of West Hartford's guidelines for taking steps ahead of time to ride out a winter storm at your commercial facility.

With winter coming, it’s important to prepare your business and your building to withstand a storm or a protracted cold period. So much is at stake after you’ve been hit by a winter disaster:

  • the safety of your employees
  • your building and everything in it
  • the ability to keep your business running

Before the Storm

Now is the time to evaluate your situation and take steps to protect your building from snow, ice and freezing temperatures. A lot of what you’ll need to do starts with planning, making decisions and gathering information.

One important task should be to select a reputable local disaster remediation company, like SERVPRO of West Hartford, that you can call ASAP to begin restoring any storm damage to your building. With our deep experience in commercial damage remediation, we’ll get to your business fast and handle every aspect of your storm damage cleanup.

Information

  • Check your insurance coverage to be sure it’s sufficient
  • Determine where the greatest risk for damage lies: frozen pipes, collapsed roofs, loss of heat, loss of access to the building, etc.
  • Have an up-to-date inventory of your business’s assets, including records, supplies and equipment
  • Create an emergency communications plan and gather contact information for employees, vendors and clients
  • Plan out how you will restore electrical services to your equipment
  • Identify if you or your landlord is responsible for snow and ice removal and for maintaining/repairing heating equipment
  • If it’s your responsibility, hire or assign someone to remove snow from your driveway, parking area, walkways and roof
  • Mark hydrants so you can locate and clear them of snow and ice
  • Collect disaster supplies, such as snow removal equipment, rock salt and sand

Equipment and Facility

  • Obtain portable heaters, generators and snow removal equipment, if you don’t own them
  • Determine which of your equipment must be protected from cold temperatures
  • Check your heating equipment and repair if necessary
  • Test and maintain your snow removal equipment, if applicable
  • Seal openings (around windows, for example) with caulk and insulation
  • Repair and seal walls and roofs, too

During the Storm

  • Clear snow and ice from driveways, lots, walkways and roof as frequently as necessary
  • Turn on faucets, allowing a slow drip, so that your pipes are less likely to freeze
  • Keep warm air circulating around temperature-sensitive equipment
  • Have someone check the indoor temperature of your facility throughout the storm
  • Keep in regular communication with employees

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in commercial water damage restoration services, fire and smoke damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

For commercial water, fire, smoke, mold, storm or other disaster restoration needs, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

SERVPRO of West Hartford
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.206.6141
24-hour emergency service

For commercial water, fire, smoke, mold, storm or other disaster restoration needs, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141

Take Care of Your Smoke Detectors and They’ll Take Care of You

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters in front of a burning house Smoke and CO detectors can save your life, but only if you maintain them. Follow SERVPRO of West Hartford's tips and stay safe!

We all know how important smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are, right? And we all maintain them and make sure they’re working correctly, right? Right?

Well, no, not all of us do. According to Consumer Reports, a recent survey of more than 2,300 adults showed that many Americans don’t pay enough attention to these life-saving devices:

  • Can’t remember when they last tested their smoke detectors: 32%
    Can’t remember when they last tested their CO detectors: 41%
  • Can’t remember when they last changed the batteries in their smoke detectors: 25%
    Can’t remember when they last changed the batteries in their CO detectors: 31%
  • Can’t remember when they installed their smoke detectors: 53%
    Can’t remember when they installed their CO detectors: 48%

SERVPRO of West Hartford hopes that this information acts as a reminder for you to check up on your smoke and CO detectors, so that they are ready to work if you have a fire emergency in your home. After all, according to the National Fire Protection Association, you and your family could have as little as two minutes to escape a house fire!

How to Maintain Your Home’s Smoke and CO Detectors

Put them in the right places

  • Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home, outside all sleeping areas and in each bedroom
  • Install a CO alarm on each level of your home and outside all sleeping areas
  • Ideally, your alarms are interconnected so that if one goes off, they all do. Professional installation may be required

Test your detectors once a month

  • Push the test button on each smoke and CO detector
  • If an alarm doesn’t sound, replace the batteries and retest. If the detector still doesn’t sound, replace it
  • If a detector begins chirping on its own, replace the batteries

Replace old detectors

  • Install new smoke detectors at least every 10 years
  • Install new CO detectors at least every 5 to 7 years
  • If a detector malfunctions (won’t stop chirping, for example), don’t just unplug it or pull the battery out. Replace it!

Recover From a House Fire

Smoke and CO detectors don’t prevent a fire from starting, of course. They give you and your family a fighting chance to escape without injury and a shot at minimizing the physical damage to your home and possessions. If you do have a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of West Hartford to handle your fire damage cleanup. We are the central Connecticut experts on fully restoring fire damage, from start to finish.

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in fire restoration and cleanup, as well as natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

If your home or business suffers damage from a fire, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141

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 West Hartford
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.206.6141
24-hour emergency service

If your home or business suffers damage from a fire, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141

SERVPRO Handles Roof Damage!

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Tarps cover damaged roofs If your roof is damaged by a fire, water, wind or other emergency, call SERVPRO of West Hartford. We'll quickly stop the damage and protect your home.

When a wind storm, fire or water damages the roof of your home, suddenly your house and your possessions are left vulnerable to the elements. It’s a true emergency that must be addressed quickly to prevent further damage.

The damage remediation experts at SERVPRO of West Hartford know this, too, and that’s why one of our important services is to rapidly respond to your emergency and take immediate steps to protect your roof from additional damage, be it from weather, animals or illegal entry.

How We Respond When an Emergency Damages Your Roof

SERVPRO crews are available 24/7, so you can count on us to get to your home fast. Once we arrive, we’ll get right to work on tarping and boarding up your damaged roof to prevent rain, wind or other bad weather from adding to the toll on your home and possessions. Once we’ve protected your roof, we inspect the damage and begin repairing it. After the roof is secure and your home is no longer vulnerable, we get to work on restoring the damage to the rest of your home and property.

What You Should Do If Your Roof Is Damaged

When your home suffers roof damage, the most important thing is for you and your family to stay safe. Start by calling an experienced damage remediation company, like SERVPRO of West Hartford. We’ll get to work quickly securing your roof and home from further damage, then our pros will take care of the entire job, from evaluating the damage to restoring your personal items to reconstructing your home.

Follow our tips for staying safe after your roof is damaged.

  • In the case of major roof damage, evacuate your home
  • Assess the damage from the ground outside your home
  • Don’t climb onto the roof—you may find out the hard way that there is hidden damage, leading to a collapse
  • Don’t try to install a tarp during a storm
  • Don’t try to remove debris from your roof
  • Stay out of rooms below the damaged roof area
  • Once your roof is tarped, do not walk on the tarped area
  • If any electrical lines have fallen, stay away! Call your electrical utility to have the power shut off
  • Don’t use a metal ladder near power lines or energized electrical equipment

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in home and commercial disaster restoration, including fire restoration and cleanup, natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860.206.6141

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 West Hartford
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.206.6141
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860.206.6141

Prevent a Holiday Kitchen Fire

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

A cooked turkey Celebrate safely with your family and friends this holiday season—and that means avoiding a kitchen fire in your central Connecticut home!

’Tis the season for gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. This year, we’re all ready to be together as safely as we can. Part of those safety concerns revolve around COVID, of course, but as with any gathering where there’s cooking, it’s wise to also be concerned about fire safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association, most house fires begin in the kitchen … and the #1 day for kitchen fires to happen is Thanksgiving!

With a crowd in the kitchen, lots of talking and laughing, and maybe some alcohol in the mix, too, a holiday dinner can turn in a fire disaster fast. Don’t let that happen to your family! Follow our tips for holiday kitchen safety.

Prevent a Kitchen Fire

In the happy chaos of holiday meal prep, remember to take these precautions:

  • Keep a class K fire extinguisher mounted in the kitchen to put out a fire quickly
  • Keep children at least 3 feet away from the stove and keep pets out of the kitchen entirely during holiday cooking
  • Turn your pot and pan handles toward the back of the stove to prevent people from bumping into them
  • Keep oven mitts and other flammable items at least 3 feet from the stove
  • Wear close-fitting or short sleeves while cooking
  • Never leave the kitchen if the stove is on

In Case of Fire ...

If a fire does break out in your kitchen, take these steps immediately:

  • For a stovetop fire: use a lid to smother a fire in a pan. Protect your hand with an oven mitt and carefully slide the lid over the pan, then turn off the burner. Leave the pan and lid alone until they’re completely cool.
  • For an oven fire: turn off the oven and keep its door closed to cut off the fire’s supply of oxygen.
  • For a clothing fire: Immediately drop to the floor, cover your face with your hands, and roll back and forth until the flames are out.

If you can’t quickly put the fire out and it starts to spread, use your fire extinguisher, have someone call 911, get everyone out of the house and be sure that you have a way out.

Once the fire is out, call SERVPRO of West Hartford to begin the fire damage cleanup. Holiday or no, we’ll arrive promptly and get going on our quick and complete damage restoration services.

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in fire restoration and cleanup, as well as natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

If your home or business suffers damage from a fire, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141

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 West Hartford
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.206.6141
24-hour emergency service

If your home or business suffers damage from a fire, call SERVPRO of West Hartford today at 860.206.6141

Save Time and Money with SERVPRO’s Fast Cleanup

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees, equipment and vans Stopping damage fast is one of SERVPRO of West Hartford's priorities, because that saves our customers time and money!

The nature of a disaster is that it is unexpected. Be it water, storm, wind, fire, biohazard or other, these kinds of emergencies hit fast and need to be cleaned up fast, too, especially when it’s your home or business that has been damaged.

SERVPRO of West Hartford understands how important that is, so we are ready to respond to your emergency around the clock.

How We Clean Up Damage

SERVPRO of West Hartford possesses the experience, training and equipment to remediate all the damage and restore your building and property to pre-emergency status. And we do it fast.

We start by getting to your home or business ASAP, then we evaluate the damage and develop a remediation plan. If necessary, we take quick action to protect your property from further damage, for instance by boarding over your roof or windows. Then, we create a digital inventory of everything in your home or business, and pack and transport your furniture and objects to our warehouse. There, we clean and store your possessions while our crew works at your site, cleaning and reconstructing your structure. We work with your insurer to speed and smooth your claim, too. Once all the damage is remediated, we replace everything back in your home or business.

Our Speed Saves You Time and Money

SERVPRO of West Hartford saves you time and money on damage restoration, because getting a quick start halts damage, so that fewer repairs are necessary.

Here’s how that plays out in the case of water damage. It’s important to both stop the spread of water and to dry your building and possessions, making it easier to salvage them. And fast water cleanup is essential to preventing a serious mold problem.

Look at what happens if you don’t remove the water quickly.

Within one hour

  • Water goes everywhere it can and gets absorbed into your walls, floors, furniture, upholstery and other items
  • Paper items, such as documents, books and photos swell and warp
  • Furniture finishes seep into your carpet

Within one day

  • Drywall begins to swell and rot; metal starts to tarnish
  • Wood begins to swell and crack
  • A musty odor appears

Within one week

  • Mold colonies can grow (after 48 hours)
  • Doors, windows, floors and studs swell and warp; paint blisters
  • Metal rusts and corrodes

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in home and commercial disaster restoration, including fire restoration and cleanup, natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860.206.6141

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 West Hartford
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.206.6141
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860.206.6141