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Disaster Restoration Clean Up Near Me

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

A commercial property has been left neglected after a fire. SERVPRO of Washington County can manage restoration projects of all sizes. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

When you are in the unfortunate situation of having to contact a disaster restoration company emotions are running high. You want a restoration company that is ready to react as urgently as your situation dictates and anything less is unsatisfactory. That is why calling SERVPRO is the best option every time your property is damaged by water, fire, mold, storm, or other disasters that require difficult clean up. Our team is trained to react to the situation based on the needs of the client and if immediate action needs to be taken, we will be there.

Our team is prepared for any type of disaster. We can be there to pump out and dry out a structure after flooding and storms, we can restore a building that has experienced a fire, we can renovate a neglected home or commercial property that is in a state of disrepair, or even provide sanitation clean up when the safety and health of others are at risk. We can do it all when it comes to disaster clean up, management and restoration.

Furthermore, we are ready to begin construction services immediately, helping you to speed up the recovery process after a disaster has caused structural damage to your properties. We make the process easy by transitioning from restoration to repair and provide all services needed to completely restore your property.

Hopefully, you are not in need of our services any time in the near future. But, if you are in the unfortunate position of needing a disaster restoration company, we should be your number one call. We will respond to your needs quickly and provide an upfront and transparent restoration process.

Fire Damage Repair From Westerly to Wakefield

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees cleaning the seats of an auditorium. SERVPRO of Washington County is available when fire damages residential or commercial properties in Rhode Island. Call us 24/7!

SERVPRO of Washington County provides fire damage restoration and repair services to our home community of Westerly, RI and all of Washington County/Southern Rhode Island. We started here in Westerly close to 20 years ago and now provide these same reliable restoration services to communities in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

When a fire damages a home or a commercial property the first few hours of response are crucial. SERVPRO of Washington County is ready and waiting for the call. As soon as it is safe to enter the property our team will begin to remove undamaged property for cleaning and restoration. If the fire has occurred in a residential property we will work closely with the homeowners to determine what items are most important to them have right away. This could be anything, for example, electronics like a computer might be vital to a homeowner to have up and running very quickly. We can expedite the cleaning of those items and if they are not damaged beyond repair we will prioritize their restoration so you can have them back within the first 24-48 hours. We will also work closely with the homeowners insurance company providing daily communication throughout the entire restoration process.

If the fire has occurred on a commercial property we will work with all parties that need our restoration services. For example, we may work with the property manager, the property owner and one or more business owners in helping to restore the building and the property of the business owners inside. We have the capability of scaling up our services to manage large commercial properties and several clients simultaneously. Our team will provide complete restoration, clean-up and odor removal services. If construction and repair services are needed we can provide that too!

So if your property is damaged by fire, puff back/HVAC issues, or any other type of smoke/soot damage call us immediately. We are ready to help!

Prepared For Flooding? We Are!

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

A car drives through a water covered road in a rain storm. SERVPRO of Washington County is Prepared To Help In The Event of Flooding

Flooding from storm surge during a hurricane is a real threat. When we are preparing for a hurricane one of the numbers meteorologist will use to determine the damage that might occur is storm surge, the number of feet they predict the tide will be above what is considered a normal high tide. We have seen the effects of the damage from storm surge first hand in Staten Island & New York City, in coastal Rhode Island and the surrounding areas.

But more recently we have noticed an increase in damage from flooding by slow moving storms that drop an extraordinary amount of rain. These storms can cause millions of dollars in damage and in recent years have been responsible for more property damage than that of storm surge. This is because the slow moving storms can cover larger areas of the country with torrential downpours. In some cases an area might see more rainfall in a 48 hour period than they do in an entire month! This extreme rainfall causes rivers, storm drains and low-lying areas to flood and cause property damage.

SERVPRO is prepared for extreme weather events. We work tirelessly to understand the best methods for response in the immediate aftermath of and event, and to provide full remediation including any necessary construction.

Rhode Island Fire Damage Restoration and Repair

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising from a commercial building that is on fire. SERVPRO of Washington County RI is available when fire damages your commercial or residential property.

When a fire damages your property you will most likely have to choose a disaster restoration company to help with the clean-up and repair of the building.This crucial decision can be the difference between a fast and successful recovery or a long and expensive restoration process.

That is why so many residential and commercial property owners call SERVPRO after a fire has caused property damage. Our fire damage clean up team is second to none because of years of proven training & developed techniques. We use the latest technology in clean-up and odor removal equipment and cleaning products and are trusted by insurance companies nationwide.

Upon first arrival to a residential property our team will work with the homeowners and insurance companies directly. Our team will make sure to prioritize the contents that matter to the homeowners the most. We can have items such as furniture, electronics, clothing and toys itemized and removed from the property for cleaning and returned quickly if they are required by the homeowner, for business or comfort!

 In a commercial property we will look to remove and restore items like documents, computers and other equipment to make sure that when these locations reopen for business things are ready to go! In many commercial projects we may work in multiple shifts to ensure downtime is minimized. Our team is prepared for difficult restoration projects, including large facilities with high ceilings and large pieces of equipment. 

If there is structural damage to the property we can help as well. After we complete the restoration and clean up of your property we can move right into the construction and repair phase. This keeps the process moving and avoids the delay of switching contractors and looking for sub contractors, we are on demand! 

Call our offices 24/7/365, we are your local fire damage restoration experts!

Professional Mold Removal & Sanitation Team Serving Rhode Island

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs are cleaning up water and mold from a wet basement SERVPRO of Washington County offers professional mold remediation services. Call us today to learn more and for a free estimate.

It is not surprising that many homes in the area are affected by mold growth in damp areas, such as the basement, due to the humid climate South County, RI neighborhoods face throughout the year. These concerns should be addressed as soon as possible to reduce the potential for harmful volatile organic compounds.

Often, the process begins with identifying where and how much mold is present on your property. Some property owners may need to be careful when identifying mold colonies in their homes. These are some warning signs or obvious signs that mold growth is occurring:

  • Spotting –Irregular spotting on organic matter such as drywall or clothing can indicate where mold is developing and what actions are required.
  • Damp surfaces -Moist surface like ceilings or wall panels can indicate greater water damage than the surface. Secondary effects such as mold can be caused by persistent moisture problems.
  • Musty, Harsh Odor -A musty odor is another sign that you may be experiencing mold colonization. This smell is indicative of mold development. It is likely that mold is growing or is already existing nearby.
  • Visible Colonization- Mold is often visible because it has completely engulfed organic materials such as drywall.

What are the Remediation Strategies?

To understand the differences in mold remediation, it is important to distinguish between remediating and removing the mold. While mold removal is impossible, remediation can be used to prevent active colonization of the affected structures.

  • Surface Cleaning- Our SERVPRO team can apply antimicrobial products to light damaged surfaces to prevent mold growth and eliminate spotting.
  • Abrasive Techniques -Sanding or soda blasting are two options to use aggressive actions to eliminate the entire hyphae from the microbial growth, without affecting the substrate.
  • Controlled demolition - While it's not always the best way to eliminate mold colonies, it can save you money in certain situations.

How can you protect your contents?

Professional remediation is different from DIY cleaning in that it protects your personal belongings. Because we understand how valuable and important your possessions are, professional remediation is not delayed in stopping the spread of mold to the property and completing a comprehensive assessment of the extent of damage your home and contents have sustained since the colonies began to form. Here are some strategies to manage your belongings:

  • On-Site Cleaning Our technicians and remediators will do their best to offer on-site cleaning, drying and deodorization as often as possible. This can help you save time and money when cleaning more complicated areas.
  • Removal - In many cases, removing items from the path to migrating microbes can be sufficient to protect them against any potential harms that they may have suffered during remediation.
  • Damage Assessment- We carefully inspect every item in your home that may have been affected by the colonization or spread of spores.
  • Offsite Restoration - We offer a variety of off-site recovery options at our SERVPRO facility. These are some of the most sophisticated methods for cleaning and deodorizing personal possessions. We can assist with everything from surface cleaning strategies to remove musty odors from entire possessions, to ozone chambers that neutralize musty smells.

What happens when contents are returned?

Moving back takes almost the same amount of care as packing to get rid of these contents. When you reach your property, your personal belongings are placed in groups in the climate-controlled storage area. Each item is thoroughly inspected to make sure there are no lingering odors or damage. These items can be returned to their original places once the remediation is complete.

You can see the benefits of enlisting the quick response of our SERVPRO Washington County technicians to minimize the damage mold can cause to your home and contents. Call (401) 315-2337 to have mold damage repaired in your home.

Water Damage Repair Rhode Island

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

An office building has been emptied because of water leaking from the ceiling SERVPRO of Washington County is available 24/7 when water damages your property. Call us now 401-315-2337

Commercial Water Damage and Restoration services are available 24/7 in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York & New Jersey because our team covers territories in all these states. This means if your commercial or multi-family residential building is damaged by water and requires a large-scale approach to restoration we can help. We have the labor, equipment and resources to mobilize our team and scale up production to meet the moment anywhere in our territories and beyond.

* This means if a major storm causes damage in a shopping mall covering multiple floors, we can help.

* If a pipe burst on the 8th floor of a multi-family property causing water damage from the 8th floor down, we can help.

* If a music venue has water damage in an area of the building where electrical and musical equipment can be damaged, we are the ones they trust to fix the problem and stop damage before it gets a worse.

Basically we are water damage professionals and can manage, restore and reconstruct your commercial property after a water damage event. We have been part of restoration efforts after most of the major storms on the east coast and in the gulf over the last decade and are called in when project management, labor and equipment are in high demand.

We also offer storm preparation services. So if your commercial property is prone to flooding call us today. We can help you prepare for the next major storm and help you to avoid costly damage.

SERVPRO is Hurricane Prepared for 2022

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Satellite image & path of Tropical Storm Alex passing over the Atlantic Ocean.. SERVPRO of Washington County provides 24 hour water damage repair service, call us now, 401-315-2337

The first named storm of the 2022 Hurricane Season formed after making landfall and drenching southern Florida with record amounts of rain. Tropical Storm Alex is now no longer a threat to cause further damage on land as it makes it's way out into the Atlantic. Around the same time this tropical depression organized and became a storm the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration updated their prediction for storm activity this hurricane season to be even more active than previously anticipated. The Administration and scientist at Colorado State University now believe there will be 20 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 5 hurricanes that will reach category 3 or higher.

SERVPRO is prepared help if a major storm makes landfall here in New England or anywhere in the country if our services are in demand. We understand the number of people and amount of equipment it takes to recover property after a major hurricane. We have been on site after major storms from New York, to Texas to Florida and bring years of experience to the table when called upon to lead a restoration team successfully. 

Flood damage and repair should be the #1 concern of most property owners during a major hurricane and rain event. Although many worry about the effects of high winds and downed trees, the damage from flooding can be far more wide spread and devastating to a home during a hurricane or tropical storm event. In recent years the most property damage reported has been after large hurricanes have made landfall, weakened, but continued to drop large amounts of rain. These flash flooding events are responsible for millions of dollars of property damage every year.

Hopefully none of the major storms predicted for this hurricane season will make landfall... but In this event one does, we will be prepared to help, 24/7/365.

Fire Damage Restoration & Reconstruction

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

A large commercial property is on fire, view from above. SERVPRO of Washington County is available 24/7 when fire damages your property.

When a property is damaged by fire the ability to live or work in the structure is immediately compromised. Aside from the obvious, structural damage, there may be other factors that make the home or commercial property unsafe. Smoke and soot damage are amongst the prime culprits. The damage done by soot and smoke after a fire is often underestimated as cleaning this type of disaster requires special techniques, products, and equipment. When this type of damage has occurred in your property it is best to call your local SERVPRO.

SERVPRO project managers are trained to assess the damage to your property after a fire and offer you transparent processes for restoration. They will work directly with you or your insurance company or both (depending upon the circumstances surrounding the loss) and will provide daily communication and information about the project progress reports so you are aware of everything that is going on in your property on a day to day basis.

If there is damage beyond soot, smoke and odor damage we can help too! Our team includes construction experts that are ready to start your project and rebuild your property immediately after completing restoration and clean up.

Hopefully your properties are never damaged by fire... but if this type of damage does occur, we will be there to help, 24/7/365.

Residential Water Damage & Restoration Tips from the Pros

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Sandbags can be seen in the foreground of a neighborhood of homes that have experienced a flood. SERVPRO of Washington County provides water damage restoration services to southern Rhode Island and beyond. Call us 24/7.

When water damages a residential property the property owner will have to make decisions quickly. Sometimes the home owner can handle the water damage without the need of a professional restoration company. In these instances it is likely that the water has only been in the house for a few hours and it is from a clean source such as a water supply line pipe. In these instances, if the owner reacts fast enough, the damage can be kept to a minimum by removing wet materials such as carpets, drywall and laminate flooring or by properly using dehumidification and water extraction equipment. Although it is unlikely a homeowner can restore their house after water damage assuming the damage is minimal and the homeowner acts quickly! But, in most instances, a home owner cannot restore their home on their own and they will require the assistance of a professional water damage and repair restoration company. 

When water has been present in a home for more than a few hours the building materials that have been saturated are prone to damage that is beyond repair. This is especially true for materials such as drywall, carpet, laminate flooring, and particle board furniture/cabinetry. These items found commonly in residential homes will quickly absorb water, destroying their integrity and keeping humidity locked into the building. If the humidity in the air is not quickly reduced to normal levels mold growth will begin and in some cases it will require the home be evacuated for restoration cleaning. 

If the source of the water is not clean, such as a flood or sewer backup a restoration company should be called every time. Our team of professional water damage restoration experts will quickly diagnose the situation and begin the clean up process immediately. We will be able to provide the correct equipment and cleaning products/techniques to ensure the home is safe.

Another advantage of working with our disaster restoration team is that if materials such as flooring, drywall or cabinetry need to be replaced, we provide complete construction services. We will provide you with a no obligation estimate to complete the project. Our design, build and construction team will provide you samples, colors and options so you can choose the look that works best for your home. Then we will complete the project in a timely manner with a professionally backed SERVPRO guarantee for craftsmanship.

If your residential property suffers water damage call us anytime. We are available 24/7/365 locally serving Washington County Rhode Island and the surrounding areas.

Commercial Fire Damage Clean Up & Restoration

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

A hallway is set up with air purification equipment after a fire. SERVPRO commercial fire damage restoration services are available 24/7 when your property experiences fire damage.

It is important to have a disaster restoration team capable of scaling up quickly and without quality loss when a commercial property is damaged by fire. Team Luzzi has one of the most expansive and experienced SERVPRO Franchise ownership groups in the United States. Our franchises cover an area of over 80,000 sq. miles, and we have locations in some of the most populated areas of the USA such as New York City and Boston. We have successfully restored commercial properties damaged from fire in New England, New York & New Jersey.

If a commercial property is damaged by fire we are always available to help. If necessary, we will immediately board up the area or provide tarp and covering services. This will protect the building from further damage. It also allows us to retrieve and move your belongings to another safe location for cleaning and restoration. Your assigned commercial manager will then coordinate an appropriate workforce for your property. We may need to work multiple shifts in order to clean the property and remove any smoke/soot damage. We are also equipped to handle water damage. This is usually happens after the fire has been extinguished. We are available and prepared to offer multiple services at once.

Once the restoration is complete, your project manager can provide a free estimate to complete reconstruction services. Our team is composed of skilled contractors who are capable of providing full-scale commercial construction services.

Please call us immediately if you are experiencing fire damage on your commercial property. Team Luzzi can provide transparent oversight and help you get back up and running quickly.