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Water Damage Mitigation: Washing Machine Mishap

11/20/2022 (Permalink)

Room with washer and dryer and green commercial drying equipment. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is available 24/7/365 to assist with your water damage emergency.

This recent water damage mitigation project performed by the SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Team was the result of a broken supply line to a residential washing machine. For no other reason but age and wear and tear, the supply line broke and ultimately burst which then leaked for an extended period of time while the occupants were at work. The water traveled laterally across the manufactured wood floor causing it to curl and lift. Additionally, the water spread to walls, some of which were external with insulation behind the drywall. The flooring was removed along with damaged drywall, affected insulation, as well as the saturated cabinets. The remaining standing water was extracted, and commercial drying equipment (commercial air movers and dehumidifiers) was installed to thoroughly dry the remaining building materials.

After a couple days of thorough drying, the drying equipment was removed, and the area is now clean and prepped for reconstruction.

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

Dinner table with cooked turkey and several side dishes. Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

Once the summer wraps up and the children head back to school, it seems like we're Thanksgiving planning in no time. Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect, be thankful, and of course, enjoy delicious food and recipes with those you care about most. It's a relaxing, pleasant way to being the holiday season.

When preparing those Thanksgiving feasts, make sure to do so carefully. The kitchen can be a dangerous place and even more so when cooking for a large group. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stove so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot, and kids should stay three feet away.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of reach of children.
  • Never leave children alone in the room with a lit candle.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check it frequently.

Keep these tips in mind to be sure your Thanksgiving is fun and safe!

For more info regarding Thanksgiving safety, visit the National Fire Protection Association.

Safety Considerations for the Winter Season

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

Red building surrounded by snow. Winter is just around the corner! Are you ready?

Living in New England, we have the privilege of experience the four seasons and all that comes with them. Changing weather, beautiful colors, the smells, the sounds, and the adventure. Although still in the fall, winter is just around the corner. Not too long from now we will be reacquainted with snow hats, gloves, shovels, snow blowers, salt, firewood, holiday decorations, ice skates, skis, and sleds. It's an exciting time that not everyone in the country can enjoy, but it can also be treacherous. Here are a few safety reminders for the upcoming winter season.

  • Be prepared: stay informed of incoming snow and ice storms.
  • Create an emergency kit.
  • Check your smoke & Carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Consider purchasing a generator to provide power during outages.
  • Make sure your vehicle is winter storm ready with proper tires and make sure your gas tank is at least half-full.
  • Minimize driving during winter storm events.
  • Dress accordingly for the frigid weather.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Be conscientious of your pet's well-being and safety in the cold weather.
  • Clear exhaust vents from direct vent gas furnaces to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Dig out fire hydrants and storm drains in your neighborhood.
  • Keep snow from accumulating on your roof to help prevent roof collapses and ice dams.
  • Be sure to check on your neighbors, especially those that are elderly, have medical conditions, or those that live alone.

Be sure to take full advantage of the many joys of winter but prepare and be safe as well.

Commercial Services: Municipal Buildings

11/12/2022 (Permalink)

Green truck parked in front of a town office building. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is ready and available to serve local town and city buildings for emergency and non-emergency services.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counites is Southeastern Vermont's premiere disaster restoration provider following fire, smoke, and water damage. We provide service to residential as well as commercial properties. We also assist with emergency restoration in schools, churches and places of worship, medical and government facilities. Additionally, we are service providers of local municipal buildings.

Over the years, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has been contacted for emergency and non-emergency service requests for town and city buildings such as town halls, public works buildings, fire departments, libraries, police departments, town administration buildings, and even town maintenance buildings. We've been there for local town and city buildings for a variety of services from water restoration, post construction cleaning, mold remediation, and event smoke restoration following fire.

We're available 24/7/365 to provide both emergency and non-emergency services to city and town buildings no matter the size or severity of the project.

Hurricane Facts

11/12/2022 (Permalink)

River waters raging from heavy rains. We're here to help 24/7 for storm cleanup and restoration.

Although Hurricane Season is in its final weeks, you can't rule them out just yet. Hurricane Ian made landfall in late September/early October, and just this past week, Tropical Storm Nicole made its way into Florida and up the east coast. Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property damage from high winds, flooding, storm surge, landslides, and power outages. Preparation is paramount when protecting your property against potential damage from hurricanes. Prepare an emergency kit, plan an evacuation route, and take inventory of your property.

Here are some facts you may not be aware of regarding hurricanes:

  • 2004's Hurricane Ivan produced 127 tornadoes in nine different states over a ten-day period.
  • Roughly 40% of hurricanes hit Florida.
  • To identify these storms, the World Meteorological Organization maintains a six-year rotating list of names.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is available 24/7 to assist with emergency cleanup and restoration following hurricane and storm damage.

Why SERVPRO? What Our Clients Are Saying!

11/12/2022 (Permalink)

Outside of red office building, blue sky and green grass. We're very grateful to have served so many clients over the years. Thank you for the opportunity to assist you!

Serving the area since 1978, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has proven time and time again to be the leading provider of emergency fire and water damage cleanup and restoration. We could continue to reference our 24-hour availability, our highly trained and certified staff, our use of state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning products, our decades of experience, our care and concern for our community, and so on...

But it's easy for us to speak highly of ourselves. We know just how great SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is. How about hearing from some of our clients. Here are a but a few pieces of client feedback from our extensive list of testimonials. Don't just take our word for it, check out what our clients are saying!

"You guys did a great job and were so prompt and attentive, I really appreciate it. The remediation was quick and painless." -Marleigh

"Model all your personnel after the outstanding ones that went above and beyond to help me. Awesome work!!" Karen

"Very fast in getting the job done!" -Robert

"The fire really shook me up, but SERVPRO helped me restore my home and my feeling of security and safety." -Rita

"Thanks to your team, we were not out of our home that long after the rains flooded our home." -Herbert

Hurricane Sandy: 10 Years Later

11/12/2022 (Permalink)

Green truck on side of street next to a temporary heating appliance. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties was 1 of about 300 franchisees that mobilized to assist with Hurricane Sandy storm cleanup.

Back in late October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy (often referred to as "Superstorm" Sandy) landed on shore in just northeast of Atlantic City in New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds. Sandy affected 24 states, including all the eastern seaboard from as far south as Florida, and north to Maine. It reached as far west as Michigan and Wisconsin. The most severe of the damage took place in New Jersey and New York. New York City experienced flooded streets, subways, and tunnels. Sandy dissipated in early November, leaving in its wake, nearly $70 billion dollars in damage, and north of 200 deaths.

Nearly 1,000 SERVPRO crews, representing over 300 individual SERVPRO franchises, mobilized to storm affected areas all over the eastern part of the US to assist with flood damage. Our previous owner, Richard Paul, along with current Co-Owner, Ryan Paul, traveled south the Long Island, NY to assist a local SERVPRO franchise with a large influx of emergency service requests. Richard and Ryan brought with them a team of about a dozen technicians and project managers, several cargo trucks, a couple water extraction trucks, and about 100 pieces of drying equipment to help with emergency water mitigation caused by the storm.

The damage done by Hurricane Sandy was unforgettable and devastating. Our team did their very best to assist the Long Island, NY SERVPRO franchise in the 2+ weeks they were in town. The SERVPRO franchise system and Disaster Recovery Team are such incredible resources when tackling storm damage of this magnitude. One more reason why SERVPRO is the cleanup and restoration team that is "Faster to any size disaster."

SERVPRO: Trusted, Proven, Professional

11/12/2022 (Permalink)

Row of green trucks arranged in front of large red building. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties: faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties began as SERVPRO of Keene back in 1978. Throughout the years, our team built a reputation for being the most trusted and professional provider of emergency cleanup and restoration services from fire and water damage. Residential and commercial property owners alike know they can count on the professionalism of SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties based on their history of high-level service. We Have proven time and again, no other provider can match the quality of service we provide.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and local communities after the devastating effects of fire and water damage. We're here when you need us. 24/7/365 availability to make your fire or water damage "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Services: Water Damage Mitigation

11/12/2022 (Permalink)

Large room with several commercial dryers on the floor drying water damaged building materials. Contact SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties when unwanted water intrudes on your commercial property.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties are the local experts in emergency water mitigation services. Our team of highly trained, industry-certified technicians are on-call 24/7 to help you in the event your commercial property sustains an unexpected flood, overflow, appliance malfunction, pipe burst, or any other type of water intrusion. Upon notification of the emergency, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will mobilize a crew to begin water mitigation services and perform the following steps:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet to help prevent secondary damage from occurring.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up the drying process by using professional drying equipment such as truck-mounted extraction units, commercial dehumidifiers and air movers.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has the training and equipment to help make water damage at your commercial property "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage: You Can Rely on SERVPRO

10/28/2022 (Permalink)

Row of green SERVPRO trucks in a parking lot. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties: Faster to an size disaster.

Storms can take many shapes and forms. They can differ in size, severity, and ferocity. One thing is consistent, storms are serious, often times frightening, dangerous, and damaging to your residential or commercial property. Heavy rains, lightning, rising waters, intense winds, hail, or snow, these elements can cause serious damage to a home or business.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is a locally owned and operated franchise that has been serving the area since 1978. Timely response, professional service, and clear communication are three pillars our team considers in ensuring a positive customer experience.

Another major benefit to being a part of a franchise system when a major storm or catastrophe makes its way into our geographic area. When a major weather event strikes, we have the ability to contact and utilize franchises from around the country. With over 2,000 franchises nationwide, over 20,000 SERVPRO personnel, and the largest supply of owned restoration equipment, there is literally no job that is too big for SERVPRO to handle.

When it comes to storm damage, we mean it when we say SERVPRO is "Faster to any size disaster."