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SERVPRO First Responder's Bowl - Honoring Our Heroes

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

The SERVPRO Honor a Responder Program is another opportunity where SERVPRO is able to treat a first responder and their family to a college bowl game and recognize their hard work and sacrifice during an on-field presentation. The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game played annually in the Dallas, Texas area. First held in January 2018, SERVPRO has sponsored this event and used it as an opportunity to honor some of our country’s greatest heroes – the first responders. Fire fighters, police officers, and EMTs are nominated through the SERVPRO website. Fourteen other bowl games from Hawaii to North Carolina have signed on and agreed to support the SERVPRO Honor a Responder Program during their games.  

In 2021, sergeant Steven Austin was selected to attend the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl with family and friends as a way to say thank you for his years of dedicated service to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in Rockville, Maryland.

At SERVPRO of West Hartford, we eagerly anticipate the announcement of the 2022 first responder to be announced. We also put our personal football preferences aside in order to root for all of the NCAA teams who have worked their entire athletic careers to make it to a bowl game (but we’ll always hold a spot in our heart for the UCONN Huskies in the Big East!)

We Make Your Insurance Claims Easier

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians with customer SERVPRO technicians working with a customer

A water, fire, storm, mold, biohazard or other disaster can severely disrupt your everyday life or business operations, but SERVPRO of West Hartford makes recovery easier by handling as many of the details of the remediation process as possible. Consider us your one-stop disaster cleanup experts. With our experience, capabilities, quality staffing and all the right equipment, we do it all, from beginning to end.

You can rely on SERVPRO of West Hartford to:

  • send a team to your home or business A.S.A.P. to evaluate your damage and create a recovery plan
  • act fast to stop the damage in its tracks
  • detail, photograph and pack your possessions for cleaning or storage
  • thoroughly clean each item and store it in our clean, organized and secure facility in clearly-labeled QR-coded containers
  • remove the damaged material from your home or business
  • clean up water, mold, soot, odor and other hazards
  • perform repairs or reconstruction
  • return your possessions and restore your home or business back to the point before the disaster occurred

Easier and Faster Insurance Claims

SERVPRO of West Hartford makes your disaster recovery process easier by streamlining your insurance claim. We thoroughly document the damage to your home or business, as well as the condition of each item we remove for cleaning or storage on a spreadsheet with photos. This helps us instantly track the location and status of all your possessions—and provides documentation for your insurance claim. Working directly with your insurer, our expert staff also communicates closely with you. We can even handle the paperwork to make sure the processing and payment of your claim is as smooth and swift as possible.

We stay current with the latest insurance trends, rules and technologies, and we maintain affiliations with the New England Claims Executive Association and the Risk & Insurance Management Society. Many insurance companies have found us to be so professional to work with that they recommend us to their clients—we make their job easier, too!

If you’ve suffered a disaster in your home, the last thing you need is to struggle with an intricate insurance claims process. With our stress-free management of your claims, SERVPRO of West Hartford will get your life back to normal as soon as possible!

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

Help Is Here

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

Pop Quiz - Where Are Your Shutoff Valves?

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

West hartford Connecticut Home Pipe Do you know where to find the shutoff valves in your home?

Often without warning, you can experience the bane of homeowners everywhere: a burst or leaky pipe, or even a flooding appliance. Maybe it’s a toilet that seeps or a washing machine hose that splits. Maybe it’s a water stain on a wall, indicating a leaking pipe, or maybe that pipe bursts clear open! Whichever way it happens, you’re in for potentially costly water damage. At that point, your best line of defense is to quickly stop the flood by shutting off the flow of water at its source.

Even if you turn off the shutoff valves at the first sign of trouble, you may still suffer water damage to your home. For everything from a small leak to a water disaster that spans several floors of your home, call on an experienced disaster recovery company like SERVPRO of West Hartford, which has specialized training, expert staff and the latest equipment to help you restore your home and possessions.

You’ll be ready to respond to a water disaster in your home if you know where all of the shutoff valves are located and how to operate them.

Locate Your Whole House Shutoffs

Main Shutoff Valve

The location of this valve will vary depending on if you have metered water or a well.

  • Metered water: the shutoff valve will be on one side of the water meter. The meter itself may be in your basement, on an exterior wall or close to the street in a concrete "meter pit."
  • Well: the valve will be on the side of the pressure tank nearest the house. (When you shut off the main valve, also cut power to the tank to prevent the motor from burning out trying to compensate for the loss of pressure—then remember to turn the power back on when you restore water flow.)

Hot Water Shutoff Valve

The hot-water outlet on your water heater should have a valve that controls your home’s hot water. If your water heater lacks a valve, have one installed.

Locate Your Appliance and Fixture Shutoffs

  • Toilet: Look on the toilet under the tank for this shutoff valve, which usually has a ribbed oval handle.
  • Sink: Look under the sink, inside the vanity or sink cabinet. Typically, the hot water shutoff valve is on the left and the cold water valve on the right.
  • Dishwasher: You may need to check in a couple of spots for this shutoff valve. First, look on the 1/2-inch hot-water sink-supply line that leads to the dishwasher under the kitchen sink. Not there? Go to your basement, stand below the dishwasher and look up. Find the supply line that runs along the ceiling joists and check for a shutoff valve.
  • Washing machine: You’ll find these valves (one for hot and one for cold) at the spot where the house-supply lines meet the washer hoses. Tip: Close off these valves when you leave your home for more than a few days.

When you have suffered a water or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860-206-6141

We're Here For You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has the people, skills and equipment to help homeowners recover from water damage and eradicate mold. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860-206-6141 any time.

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How and Why SERVPRO Has Grown

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

West Hartford SERVPRO restoration SERVPRO of West Hartford is a nationwide franchise with the locally owned touch that makes us part of the community.

When a natural disaster strikes your home or business, you want to rely on a cleanup and restoration company you can trust. You need the resources—the experience, personnel and equipment—of a real pro to do a high-quality job in a short timeframe. That’s SERVPRO of West Hartford.

Many of our satisfied customers choose SERVPRO because of our history of successful restorations and outstanding service. It’s no surprise that Entrepreneur Magazine has ranked SERVPRO the #1 franchise opportunity in the restoration services category for the past ten years!

SERVPRO was formed by Ted and Doris Isaacson in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, California. They grew the company and become a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists. Within twenty years, they had grown to almost 650 franchises, and by 2000, they had 1,000 franchises. Today there are more than 1,800 SERVPRO franchises across the country, helping residential and commercial customers recover from water, fire, storm, biohazard and other disasters.

Growth like that doesn’t happen by accident. It’s because SERVPRO:

  • Trainings and equips employees to handle any disaster and keeps them current with the latest techniques and technologies.
  • Empowers employees to put the customer first and get the job done right.
  • Works closely with insurance companies, property managers and local fire/police to make our clients’ lives better fast.

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

Help Is Here

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

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.

House Fires - More Common Than You Think

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

West Hartford Fire Damage A beautiful house on North Main St in West Hartford was severely damaged by a house fire.

According to Red Cross, 40 percent of people living in America believe that they are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightning than they are to experience a house fire. Unfortunately, the Red Cross reports that more than $7 BILLION in property damage occurs from home fires every year and more than 30 people suffer injuries related to house fires every single day.  At SERVPRO of West Hartford, we know the aftermath can cause damage throughout the entire home, both seen and unseen. Often times even the rooms that were not directly affected by the flames of the fire can sustain extreme damage. Intense heat can melt plastic, stress glass panes to the point of shattering, clothes and fabric furniture can absorb the soot and smoke, and equipment may no longer be safe because of a compromised electrical system.

SERVPRO of West Hartford has seen it all; a small kitchen fire, an electrical fire, a dryer fire, a fireplace or chimney fire, or even a puff back  - when the oil burner backfires and fills your home with soot and smoke. Almost 100% of the times, these events are sudden, unexpected, and traumatic.

As soon as the fire department has given you the all clear to reenter your home, it is understandable if you don’t know where to begin. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford IMMEDIATELY. As you’re reading this, take a moment and save our phone number in your phone because you can’t be too prepared. 860-206-6141 is our direct office line and our phones are running 24/7. No matter the time, we can have a priority responder to you within an hour of your call. We are a trusted, experienced, and unbiased restoration company with highly trained, dedicated, and sensitive crews who can get to work immediately. We’ll walk you through the process of fire damage restoration as if we’ve been doing this for years because, well, we have.

Disasters can happen. When they do, call the team who is ready to help. SERVPRO of West Hartford is here for you.

You've Had A House Fire - Now What?

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

West Hartford Fire Soot Cleaning A fire's effects in your home can be felt long after the flames go out. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford to help you through the process.

If you have had a fire in your home, you may be feeling overwhelmed and more stressed than you’ve experienced before. After the fire department has gone, you may find yourself asking “What’s next?” The fire damage may be obvious, as well as the immediate water damage from the firemen’s hoses but the chemical agents and remnants can cause secondary damage well after the fire trucks have driven away.

At SERVPRO of West Hartford we understand the instinct to want to start doing things, to rent a steam cleaner or buy a bottle of cleaning spray and start trying to handle the mess yourself. What you don’t realize is that you may be exacerbating the problem. Cleaners and chemical agents can react with residue and create toxic fumes that could permanently ruin your home, make you very sick, or worse.

So what do you do when you’ve had fire damage? Call us at 860-206-6141 and call your insurance company. Because of our dedication and commitment to making your home look and feel like yours again. SERVPRO of West Hartford is listed as a preferred vendor to most insurance companies in the Connecticut area.  Your insurance company will assign you an adjuster and reach out to us, or you can call us directly at 860-206-6141. Our emergency responders can be on site within an hour of your call. They will talk you through the process of what needs to be done, the general scope of work and give you a verbal estimate, all for no cost.

From there we can step in while you catch your breath. Our 24/7 crews are extensively trained in safe and efficient ways to return your home to as normal as possible. Our office staff is well versed in working with insurance companies and adjusters. Our project managers are there to answer your questions and make sure you are on the same page and comfortable with the process.

 SERVPRO West Hartford completely understands that a house fire was not a situation that you expected, wanted, or likely prepared for. From the initial demo until the last little piece of decoration is cleaned of soot, we will be with you every step of the way.  We have the equipment like air scrubbers which can remove the lingering smoke odors from rugs and couches. Our fire cleanup crews will blow your mind with how quick and thorough they are. Just read one of the reviews left by a recent customer:

“SERVPRO never let me down. They did an amazing job with my garage, it was caught up with some fire and the smell from it was horrible. And also everything was drenched from the firefighter’s efforts to put out the fire. SERVPRO crews really took the time to eliminate the odor and dry everything up. Incredible crews. I will definitely recommend your services to everyone I know.”

We are a locally owned company with national resources and we take great pride in all of the services we provide. We are proud to offer

  • Water damage restoration services
  • Fire damage restoration services
  • Mold remediation
  • Storm damage restoration
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

SERVPRO West Hartford will be faster to your disaster and can take your fire emergency from “disaster” to “did that even happen?”

Commercial Restoration Services in Northern Connecticut

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

No Job Is Too Large Dehumidifiers on the floor of a restaurant

When water strikes your business it is never a convenient time. And every hour you spend cleaning up your business is money and productivity lost. So, if you have an emergency at your Connecticut business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford. One of our highly experienced personnel will be at your location quickly to provide the assistance you require. "Like it never even happened," we'll restore your commercial property to pristine condition. 

No Job Is Too Large

At SERVPRO we are equipped with best of the best in restoring large losses. Our state of the art large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and placed throughout the United States to handle any disaster small or large. All large losses are supervised by our commercial operations manager to ensure timely communication and large loss mitigation.

Overview of Commercial Services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is here to help no matter the conditions. Whether you are experiencing damage from a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood the SERVPRO team is there when you need us most. We have teams on standby and are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

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

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

Download the ReadyPlan app today! Download the ReadyPlan app today!

Rough weather is no surprise when living or owning a business in northern Connecticut. As many as 50% of Connecticut businesses close down following a disaster such as heavy rain, snow and winds, according to the latest research.  Of the businesses that are still standing, the majority of these businesses had an emergency ready plan in place. Pre-planning ensures business owners an insurance policy to protect their property from harm's way. Not only does pre-planning help your business but it ensures reliability in your employees and customers knowing their employer is prepared for the worst.

Download the SERVPRO Emergency ReadyPlan application on your iPhone or smartphone today. By establishing an Emergency Ready Profile for your business you decrease the disturbance of having an immediate plan in action when a storm hits. Knowing how to prepare and what to expect is essential in minimizing how much water, mold, and fire affects your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility or business.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

We Save You Minutes While Time Counts

Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help you minimize the effects that water, fire and mold have on your home or property. Whether you are a homeowner or a multi-site property or risk manager the SERVPRO Ready Plan app has been designed to help you be ready for whatever happens. 

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

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

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

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