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5 Tips for Driving After Heavy Rain

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy storms are an inevitability during the summer season.  Rainfall can accumulate quickly, which can lead to property damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles.  This can also cause adverse travel conditions.  While you should avoid driving in flood conditions, you may already be on the road when this weather occurs.  Keep these tips in mind so that you can stay safe under these hazardous conditions.

Avoid Pooling Water

Do your best to drive around areas of the road where water has begun to accumulate.  When the depth reaches .5 inches or more, hydroplaning becomes a very real risk.  Your car can even begin to float in six inches of water, especially if it is moving water.

Drive Slowly

This seems like an obvious tip, but many people don't realize just how slow they need to go to avoid losing traction on the roadway.  A maximum of five miles per hour is recommended to maintain control of your vehicle.  Slower speeds, such as one or two MPH, should be used when entering or exiting a roadway.  This is because during acceleration and deceleration, the risk of losing control is greater.

Drive Where The Water Is Most Shallow

Most paved roads have a slight grade in them to help rainwater and other debris flow off of the surface.  This can be used to your advantage during heavy rainfall and roadway flooding.  Drive as close to the center of the road as possible, as this is where the water will be the least deep.

If the heavy rainfall and water happen to also affect your home or business, SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport can help return you to preloss condition.

Customer Satisfaction After Commercial Cleaning

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport was recently contacted by a business owner regarding water damage.  We were told that a toilet on the second floor had overflowed, which soaked the bathroom floor, and poured down into the first floor.  This had saturated the initial flooring, the first floor ceiling, and some of the first floor wall beneath the toilet.

We sent out one of our project managers to meet with the business owner, and then quickly dispatched a crew of technicians to remediate the damage.  We extracted all of the standing water first.  Because the water originated from the toilet, the potential for harmful bacteria spreading is high.  We removed all of the affected flooring and drywall to eliminate that risk. Then we thoroughly dried the area.  Our reconstruction team replaced and finished the job to preloss condition. 

A couple days after the job was done, the customer wrote us a quick note to thank us for the great job we did:

“It was nice to meet you this week and thank you for coming out to assess the work that needed to be done. I wanted to let you know that the two SERVPRO employees that came out to do the work did an excellent job and were very thorough in their work.  Thank you!”

- Ron S.


We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your residential or commercial cleaning needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

Protect Your Business From Mold

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Save yourself the headache!

With the weather beginning to warm up, mold will inevitably become an issue for many business owners in Fairfield County around this time.  Every year, moisture that was frozen before has thawed, and is now a perfect condition for mold growth.  Not only can it cause health effects, but it can pose an issue for the structure of your building.  But you can try to prevent this growth by following some simple tips.

Maintain Air Filters

Having your HVAC system cleaned regularly can go a long way to preventing potential mold growth.  Cleaning the vents, drainage pans, and hoses out will keep them from allowing mold to develop.

Limit Moisture

Keep your business dry as much as possible. If moisture is a known issue, you can run a dehumidifier.  If your business is ventilated by an air system, keep that running to cycle out any moisture.  Make sure that any structural leaks are sealed immediately.

Clean Your Carpets

Many people do not consider carpets to be a potential contributor to mold growth.  But carpets and padding are very porous, which can harbor mold spores.  If moisture is present, the mold spores can grow quickly and cause issues.  Have your carpets cleaned regularly by a professional cleaning company.

If you notice mold growth or smell a musty odor in your business, reach out immediately.  We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial or residential odor elimination needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

The SERVPRO Of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport Process

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Quick Response Time

Whether you call us at 1PM or 1AM, you will reach us.  We have 24/7 availability to both take your call and respond to any emergency damage that you may have. If it is a non-emergency, someone will be out to look at the damage within a day or two.  In an emergency situation, a team of technicians can be dispatched immediately.

Initial Inspection

Once we arrive on scene, a certified project manager will assess your situation.  They will inspect any area that has been affected, and make note of work that must be done.  The project manager will then create an estimate for you, that is tailored to your unique situation and needs.

Moving Forward

Once you have approved the estimate, we will work with you to find a date and time that works for our skilled technicians to remediate the damage.  The team will arrive within the agreed upon window, giving you a call when they are on the way.We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial or residential odor elimination needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

Sewer Backup Prevention Is Important

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Avoid the nasty mess

When we think of sewage backup, we immediately think of what could come back up from our toilets.  But this is only one place that it could come from.  Any place that is connected to your water line is connected, and thus, can be the source of this type of damage.  Bathtubs, sinks, and showers are all common places this can occur, and cause damage.  The water that comes back up through the drains can range from just dirty water to more severely contaminated water.  There are a few basic things that you can do to lower the risk of a sewage backup in your home or business.

Keep Your Drains Oil Free

Don’t pour oil down your drains.  It makes other things like hair and food less likely to drain properly, leading to clogs.  Pour oil into a disposable container once cooled, and then throw it away.

Practice Sewer Maintenance

Have your septic drained regularly.  This does not have to happen often, but it will prevent backups by keeping the tank at reasonable levels.

Remove Trees And Other Obstructions

If there are trees that are close to your sewer line or septic tank, consider having them removed.  Roots can grow into the line, causing major obstructions.  You can also have the lines replaced with plastic ones if your lines are older. These are more resistant to damage.

Whatever causes sewer backup damage, SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport will handle it.  We have decades of experience, and are available 24/7 to assist you.  Please call us if you have damage at your home or business at 203.324.1642.

Seasonal Water Damage

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Now that the winter months are coming to an end, many people who spend the cold months down south are returning to Fairfield County.  Some homeowners may be confronted with an unpleasant surprise upon entering their home. If your home has not been checked on for months, you may have suffered water damage from a pipe freezing while you were away.  It is relatively common for this to happen, especially if proper precautions were not taken prior to leaving for an extended period of time.  

The problem may present itself in the basement, under sinks, or wherever water pipes are located.  If you see discolored walls or ceilings, it may be a sign of damage that occurred and has since dried. While this can be overwhelming and distressing, SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport is here to help. We specialize in remediating water damage of any size in residential settings. We can make the restoration process run smoothly, to make your life as easy as possible.   

Rest assured that whatever damage you have suffered, we are more than capable of restoring your property.  We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your damage remediation needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

You Have Storm Damage

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Now what?

There are many ways that a storm can impact your Trumbull or Monroe home.  You need to know what to look for and steps to take after the weather has made its way away from your home.

Safety first

When you see the state of your home after storm damage, it is easy to focus on the issues that you see.  But you need to ensure the safety of your family first.  Make sure that everyone is safe and uninjured.  Tend to any health issues at this point.  To lessen the risk of injury, stay away from windows and doors as the storm is occurring in your area.  

Inspect utility lines

After the storm has ended or moved along, inspect your gas, water, and electricity lines for any damage. If you observe damage and are able to turn off the lines safely, do so at this point.  This will mitigate the risk for more damage to your home or business. It will also limit the risk of injury from any issues like a fire starting or electrocution from exposed wiring.

Call the professionals

You should call your insurance company to advise them of the situation, and begin the claims process.  This is the first step to getting your home restored to preloss condition. Next, you should call a remediation company like SERVPRO.  We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your storm damage remediation needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

Why You Might Want To Invest In A Fire Sprinkler Or Suppression System For Your Business

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

On average, businesses that have a sprinkler or suppression system in place suffer 50% less damage than those who do not. 

When a fire breaks out, it always has the chance of spreading.  Depending on the conditions and location, this spread can happen extremely quickly.  The key to limiting damage is to limit the rate that the fire grows, and how much ground it can cover.  You can achieve this through the use of a fire extinguisher, but sometimes that is not enough.  That is where a sprinkler or suppression system comes in.

These systems work by releasing water, chemicals, or other agents that work to stop the fire in its tracks. As soon as the system senses a fire, it springs into action.  This not only slows or stops damage from occurring at all, but also gives you and your employees time to evacuate the building to ensure everyone’s safety.  The damage suffered by businesses without any system is almost always more than those with a system installed.  If you don't have a system, you may want to invest.  If you do have a system, make sure that it is inspected on a regular basis so that you know it will perform when needed. 

We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial damage remediation needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

Storefront Damage Remediation

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Many businesses throughout Bridgeport, Trumbull, and Monroe are located in close proximity to each other.  Many retail spaces can be found in shopping centers, where storefronts are right next to their neighbor.  When damage occurs in one or more of these spaces, remediation efforts must all be done through one or two entry points.  This is different from residential settings and roomier retail settings, where restoration technicians can gain entry from many points.

These very limitations are why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport has equipped themselves with the tools to get the job done.  We have extractors that do not need to be brought into the business, as they reside on our vehicles.  This gets by the limitation that a smaller door presents. We also have smaller units that can fit in tighter spaces, which we can carry from place to place.

We also pride ourselves on our ability to handle damage that affects multiple storefronts at one time.  We have specialized equipment that can remove water and moisture that can extract from walls and floors.  This allows us to get you back in business as soon as possible.

We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial damage remediation needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

Melting Snow Can Cause Water Damage In Monroe

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Due to the warm temperatures we are currently experiencing in Fairfield County, the snow we had is now melting, or has just finished melting.  This can cause water damage if your home or business is not adequately protected.  Any amount of water can cause damage, but when water is left, secondary damage can result.  This is especially true with melting snow as it is not as evident as something like flooding when it occurs.

If you have had water damage in the past, you may be at increased for secondary damage like mold, structural issues, and odors.  Make sure to check any area that has had water damage, to ensure that melting snow has not caused additional damage in the same spot.

Time is of the essence when you have any amount of water damage.  When left, secondary damage can result.  Depend on SERVPRO to get it done the right way.  If you have any water damage issues at your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport today.  We can be reached for immediate assistance at 203.324.1642.