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How Many Of These Fire Prevention Steps Have You Taken?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Whether at home or at work, you need to be prepared for a fire.  They happen more often than people think, and being prepared can make the difference between a minimal fire, and a larger blaze.  It can also mean the difference between life and death. There are a plethora of ways to prepare for a fire, but there are a few basic steps that everyone can and should take before anything happens.  See how many of these you have done, and work to get the other steps in place.

Smoke Detectors

Make sure that your detectors are in working order.  Change batteries after the recommended period, and routinely check that they are working.

Fire Extinguisher

Having a working extinguisher can really mitigate the potential for a larger fire.  Make sure that they are also in working order.  Make sure that it has not expired yet.

Evacuation Route

If you need to evacuate, make sure that everyone in the family or office knows of two routes to the outside.

Supplies

Pack a supply kit in advance.  This will hold everything that you absolutely need until you are back on your feet.  Medication should absolutely go in these packs.


After a fire in your home or business, SERVPRO of Stamford has the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial damage remediation needs.  That’s why we should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for immediate assistance.

Let’s Talk About Secondary Damage

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Let’s Talk About Secondary Damage

Some water damage is evident.  This will be something like a burst pipe or dishwasher overflowing. Some water damage is more hidden.  This could be a slow leak that drips over time.

Whatever type of damage you have, it needs to be addressed quickly. Especially with warmer months around the corner, water damage has the potential to turn into mold damage very fast.  The warm and damp conditions are a perfect environment for this to happen.  This is called secondary damage, as it is not the initial water damage, but is directly related to it.

This is why SERVPRO of Stamford works to minimize these risks.  When we remediate water damage, we spray antimicrobials to ensure no mold can grow.  If we are called for mold, we can remediate that as well.

After a water damage event in your home or business, SERVPRO of Stamford has the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial damage remediation needs.  That’s why we should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for immediate assistance.

Our In-Facility Storage Is A Difference Maker

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

After your home or business has water or fire damage, the remediation process must run its course.   Many times, this requires that your belongings are removed and stored while the restoration happens.  Additionally, if the items themselves are damaged, they must be restored as well.  In an effort to serve our Fairfield County customers better, we offer in-facility storage.  We have containers to store your belongings before and during the remediation.

This is beneficial for two reasons: 

First, after any damage to your property, you may be overwhelmed with the emotions and logistics of the remediation process.  Having our own storage facility eliminates the need to complicate the process.  We can handle everything from start to finish, including storing your contents.

Second, our facility is climate-controlled, so your possessions are not at risk of any issues that may happen at a self-storage facility.  Mold growth and theft are two issues that sometimes occur at those facilities.  We keep our facility dry and cool, as well as locked at all times.

SERVPRO of Stamford truly has your best interest at heart.  We want to see you returned to normal as soon as possible, and without spending a ton of your hard-earned money on the restoration process.  If you have any damage to your home or business, please call us.  We can be reached 24/7 at 203.324.1642.

We Don’t End At Remediation

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

Thousands of people in Fairfield County experience some sort of emergency damage at their home or business every year. Many times, either the remediation process or the initial event itself cause structural damage that need to be fixed.  For instance, if you had water damage in your home, the bottom portion of your drywall may be too degraded to dry out.  The bottom drywall may also need to be removed to dry inside the wall to prevent mold growth.

Many companies that only offer remediation services will remove the drywall.   But after the drying is complete, they will leave the walls as is.  They will have done their job, but now you have to find another company to fix the walls, including paint and trim.

SERVPRO of Stamford, on the other hand, won’t leave you hanging.  We have a full spectrum of construction and reconstruction services.  This allows us to take you from the initial damage through the process, and ends when your home or business is in preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Stamford truly has your best interest at heart.  We want to see you returned to normal as soon as possible, and with as little confusion as possible.  If you have any damage to your home or business, please call us.  We can be reached 24/7 at 203.324.1642.

We’ll Help You With The Claims Process

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

When you suffer any types of emergency damage at your home or business, it can be quite traumatic.  You are worried about your belongings, valuables, and anything else threatened by the damage.  You just want things to go back to how they were before.  Part of returning your property to its preloss state is dealing with the insurance claims process.

But again, you are already worried about your items, business, or home, and may be overwhelmed by the claims process.  The SERVPRO of Stamford team is comfortable with the communication and documentation that keeps costs down, and gets the process done quicker. We even have relationships with some of the most common insurance carriers, and know how to work with them to serve you best.

We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your residential or commercial damage remediation needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Stamford should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

Restore Vs. Replace

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Our approach is guaranteed to save you money

When you suffer any types of emergency damage at your home or business, it can be quite traumatic.  You are worried about your belongings, valuables, and anything else threatened by the damage.  You just want things to go back to how they were before.  

When you are confronted with many of your belongings being heavily damaged, you may feel like you have nothing left.  SERVPRO of Stamford believes in a “restore before you replace” mentality.  This means that we want to salvage as many of your items as possible.  

First off, this will save you money.  When we are able to, we can professionally clean and restore your items to preloss condition.  This goes for furniture, clothing, and appliances.  Secondly, we can save sentimental items through our restoration process.  We may be able to salvage items that are important to you as well.

SERVPRO of Stamford truly has your best interest at heart.  We want to see you returned to normal as soon as possible, and without spending a ton of your hard-earned money on the restoration process.  If you have any damage to your home or business, please call us.  We can be reached 24/7 at 203.324.1642.

Do You Have An Emergency Water Remediation Plan For Your Business?

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage comes in many forms, ranging from minor annoyance to major catastrophe.  Water damage can also be extremely evident, like a sprinkler malfunction, or nearly invisible, like a slow water leak.

SERVPRO of Stamford is known for our unrivaled water remediation services, but we can also help you before an emergency happens.  We do this through a service called an Emergency Readiness Plan.  We document important areas around your business such as the water shutoff and sprinkler shutoff.  This free service allows us to have prior knowledge of your property, so we are able to respond even more efficiently on scene. This tool helps us save time, which, in turn, saves you money by limiting the amount of damage that can happen.

Whatever the case may be, the best way to protect yourself is to have a plan in place.  This will go a long way to insulating yourself against safety concerns, as well as any business interruption.

If you have any water damage issues at your business, please call SERVPRO of Stamford today.  We can be reached for immediate assistance at 203.324.1642.

Check Your Sump Pumps Now

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Fairfield County has had a significant amount of snow in the last few weeks, with more potentially on the way soon.  The increase in snowfall has led to large piles of snow, whether along your home or on the edges of your driveway. When the temperature inevitably rises, that snow will melt, and flow into the ground.

Sump pumps are designed to take excess groundwater that is coming into your home, and pump it out and away from the perimeter of your house.  If you are a homeowner that has experienced issues with groundwater before, or know that you are at risk of water damage, now is the time to make sure that your sump pump is in working order.  If the pump is faulty or needs replacing, it will not be able to push groundwater out of your house.  

A fact that many homeowners are unaware of is that many insurance policies do not cover damage that results from groundwater.  This reinforces the need to have a working sump pump.

Water damage from melted snow and ice could prove costly. Make sure your home is protected by a working sump pump.  If you experience water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Stamford as soon as possible.  We offer service around the clock, and are ready to help you in a time of need.

Water Damage From Everyday Appliances

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

When homeowners think of water damage sources in their home, they assume it comes from burst pipes or flood events.  But many water damages occur from common household appliances that most people have. A major event does not need to occur for significant damage to happen to you.  Here is a list of some everyday appliances that could cause damage for you.

Dishwasher

This appliance is a leading cause of water damages in residential situations. There are a few reasons that dishwashers can cause water damage.  One is an old or defective seal around the door.  If there is a problem here, water can leak out the front and onto the floor.  If too much dish detergent is used, it can also cause water to be forced out.

Washing Machine

Washing machines are a major culprit for household water damage.  This is due to the amount of water used, and the number of connections in and out of the unit. Loose or broken hoses can let gallons of water out into your home very quickly. YOu should check the connections on a regular basis to protect yourself. 

Toilet

Like your washing machine, your toilet can cause water damage for a variety of reasons.  Any clog can prevent water from flushing properly.  The water has no place to go but up and out onto your bathroom floor.  Be mindful of toilet paper usage.  If your septic tank has not been emptied in a long time, it could be full.  This would also prevent water from draining properly.

SERVPRO of Stamford is available around the clock for homeowners and business owners who have any type of water damage.  We pride ourselves on our response time, experience, and professionalism.  If you have any water damage, big or small, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Emergency Response To A Local University

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Recently, we received an emergency call in the early morning hours from a local university.  They were in the process of suffering major water damage in one of the important administrative offices on campus.  Not only was water pouring in, soaking walls and carpeting, but important records and documents were starting to become compromised.  They were in dire need of immediate assistance.

Our emergency-ready technicians mobilized, and arrived on scene within the hour and began remediation.  First, we extracted the standing water to prevent any more damage from occurring.  The water is pumped out, and hard to reach areas are handled manually.  Next, we set up an array of industrial strength fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area out.  The cardboard boxes of documents were transported back to our warehouse, where we were able to salvage most of the contents.

Whatever your emergency is, SERVPRO of Stamford is ready to respond.  We have the equipment, skills, and experience to get the job done.