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Protect Yourself from Fires

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fires are not only scary, they’re destructive as well. Fires can do major structural damage to your home or business – and, they often come with water damage. That’s why it’s so important to protect your Old Saybrook home and business from fires.  Be diligent about looking out for fire hazards – old electrical outlets, flammable objects near heat sources, and dangerously placed candles are common culprits.

If you do face a fire in your home or business, call in the experts to help you handle the fire and water damage. At SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, we know how to restore your home or business from this type of damage because we’ve done it before – in fact, its our specialty! Don’t let a fire destroy your life, call in SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Fireplace Safety Tips

11/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fall is here and winter is quickly approaching. As the weather starts to get cold, keep some of these (potentially lifesaving) fireplace safety tips in mind.

Only Burn Dry Wood

Wood should be dried for 8 to 12 months before burning.

Burn Only Fire Wood

Thought you may be tempted to burn other types of wood (old pallets, crates, painted wood, etc.,) these woods can contain dangerous, and flammable chemicals.

Install CO2 and Fire Detectors

Though you may see or smell a fire, CO2 is a silent and odorless killer. It’s very important to have detectors for both of these things – it could save your life!  

Get Your Chimney Cleaned

Soot builds up in chimneys very quickly. If you use your chimney consistently for the cold months, make sure to get it cleaned twice a year to prevent fires.

These tips can help to save your home from a fire. Call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook if you ever need fire damage restoration services.

Why SERVPRO? Our Dedication!

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Dealing with a residential or commercial disaster is exactly that – a disaster! The last thing you want to do is try to figure out WHICH restoration company you should use. SERVPRO of Old Saybrook is making the choice easy for you. The resources and high-tech equipment that our team uses should be an easy reason to choose us for all of your restoration needs!

SERVPRO of Old Saybrook adapts to the latest advancements in technology so that our customers can enjoy a faster, more reliable, and more effective process. We thoroughly research and then select only the top quality technology to use at SERVPRO of Old Saybrook. This technology allows us to read moisture more accurately, test for mold immediately, and ultimately, streamline our entire process. Our advancements in technology ensure that the customer's needs always come first.

So, if you ever find yourself asking, “Why choose SERVPRO?” Be sure to remember the top-of-the-line resources we can offer you!

Emergency Commercial Water Damage

10/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage can be catastrophic for your business. Having to shut down, even for a day, can mean lost revenue and customers. Not only this, but water damage can have lasting effects, such as dangerous mold. If you have any sign of commercial water damage, it’s best to get it taken care of professionally right away.

SERVPRO of Old Saybrook is your go-to for commercial water damage. Our teams are expertly trained and have the equipment to handle any size commercial water damage disaster. We are available 24/7 – 365 days a year for whatever your commercial disaster may be. We’ll get our crews out to your commercial property within 2 hours – tops! Then, we’ll work to ensure the water damage is mitigated so we can begin to restore your property to normal. Call us today!

What is a bio-hazard?

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

yellow bio hazard sign Biohazards are dangerous

Biohazards are described as any biologic or chemical matter that is harmful to the environment, animals, or human-beings. This includes body liquids, human blood, and tissue, plus recombinant DNA.

Biohazards have the potential to defile anyone exposed to them, all human material should be handled in good order and gotten rid of properly.

Lots of us consider biohazards, and we immediately wander to the frightening film you saw over the weekend – things like anxiety, sickness, and pollution.

Biohazards aren't confined to the motion pictures and they can live almost anyplace: In the food we consume, the water we swallow, the air we subsist on, even the bodily fluids pumping in our blood vessels.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) classifies biohazards into four well-defined categories:

Biohazard level ONE: They don't broadly create illness in thriving people. An instance of a level 1 biohazard could be Bacillus subtilis, a dirt bacterium that can cause sickness in various people with diminished immune systems.

Biohazard level TWO: These can be the reason for severe illness in healthy people, and maybe the sole reason or transmission through direct physical contact with infectious material or by consumption. An illustration of a level 2 biohazard is salmonella, HIV, and hepatitis B.

Biohazard level THREE: an infectious agent that can cause real sickness and can even move with the air. An instance of a level 3 biohazard could be a respiratory organ disease that can move between people through the air, like tuberculosis.

Biohazard level FOUR: Micro-organism causing illness where there's no treatment. An example would be Marburg virus, a deathly variety of hemorrhagic fever that's sent by direct interaction with infectious body liquids or polluted objects.

Let your local experts handle this. We can be contacted at 1-800-374-3213

Why SERVPRO? Our Resources!

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

When you're faced with a residential or commercial disaster, making a decision on what company to use can be difficult – but it shouldn’t have to be! Our dedication to being the fastest restoration company in the industry should help you to make a decision!  

Our team is committed to being available 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services around the clock with an immediate response time so we can make you feel as at-ease as possible. Our team prides itself on the fastest response time and best service in the industry. If you're faced with an emergency situation, trust SERVPRO of Old Saybrook  to be Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When you’re in a panic, trust the dedicated experts at SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to make your disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Free Storm Damage Inspection

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Free Damage inspection, a detailed damage report.

When it comes to storm damage, there are several types of damage for each area of your home. It is recommended that you act quickly and have a SERVPRO Old Saybrook experienced Storm Damage Specialist begin remediation services immediately. SERVPRO of Old Saybrook will perform a full home damage inspection to include moisture readings onsite. Many times, a homeowner is not aware of the affected areas, especially roof damage.

You will learn a great deal about your home's condition, repair options, and even how we work with your insurance company to provide the highest quality of repairs by professional contractors and installers.

Contact SERVPRO of Old Saybrook today to schedule and learn more about our Professional Storm Damage Cleaning, Drying and Remodeling!

Heavy Duty Commercial Cleaning

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

When you think commercial cleaning services, you might think emptying the trash or dusting. But, what if you have a different need for commercial cleaning services? Do you know who to call for commercial carpet stains, dirty air ducts, or mold in the bathroom? When you have a need for commercial cleaning, call our team at SERVPRO of Old Saybrook. There’s no job too large – we handle  commercial jobs of all sizes!

You might wonder, is it worth it to have SERVPRO come in for commercial cleaning? Yes!! Having a clean and sanitary business leaves a great, lasting impression on your customers and can even be beneficial for your employee’s health! So, if you need commercial cleaning services, make the right choice and call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook today!

Water damage from basement floods in residential homes

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

Clip art of Fuse Box Old or new fuse boxes are at risk

Remember that when flooding does occur the main goal is to get the basement emptied and dried out as quickly as possible to mitigate rotting or warping of surfaces and stem the growth of mold.

Use industrial grade fans to completely dry the basement and inspect the entire room carefully for any damage that may need to be repaired.

Don’t forget to check your fuse box to make sure it hasn’t been affected by the water as this can be a serious fire hazard.

While water damage from basement floods in residential homes may be a headache, it is something that needs to be taken very seriously as it can affect the safety of your entire home.

For this reason, if you have even the slightest doubt about your home’s safety, you should contact a professional to perform a thorough cleanup so that you and your family can rest easy.

We are open 24/7/365, we are waiting for your call 800-734-3213

Get Back On Your Feet with SERVPRO of Old Saybrook

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storms can occur at any time and can cause large amounts of damage to your residential or commercial property. Heavy rains can cause flooding, powerful winds can cause roof damage, and there are a number of other damages that can occur on your property. Having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready immediately after the storm.

Safety First

After a storm event, there are certain things to be wary of. Electrical devices and outlets can become unstable posing a risk of electrocution. Gas tanks and water mains could begin to leak. And you should always be on the lookout for debris. Keeping yourself safe after a storm is the most important step to take. 

Take Photos

After damage occurs from a storm, if conditions allow, take some photos. Any pictures you take can be useful for insurance claim purposes down the line.

Call the Experts

First, call your insurance company to let them know of the damage that has occurred. Then, the best next step to take is to call an expert restoration company. Calling a restoration company can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, back to normal.

Call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to help you get back on your feet.