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Did you know there were different types of Smoke?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

There are different components of a fire that can cause 2 different types of smoke damage within your home or business.   Damage can be caused by both “wet” and/or “dry” smoke by materials such as the type of material burning, the level of oxygen present during the fire, and how fast and hot the fire is burning.  SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties technicians are trained to identify and clean either smoke damage situation properly.

When a fire burns extremely hot and causes dry particles to be deposited on any remaining structure this is considered dry smoke.  When a fire is a slow smoldering fire, which causes liquids to vaporize and seep into the remaining area, that is considered a wet smoke.

When dry smoke is the source of damage, cleaning generally is more manageable as well as odor more easily remediated.  Wet smoke causing the damage can become more complicated and involves SERVPRO formulated solutions to remedy to stains and odor. 

If you’ve had a fire in your home call SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland counties.  Our experienced professionals are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week! (802) 375-1500

Storm Preparation

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

During this time of year, heavy rain and high winds can happen suddenly and lead to interruption of your everyday life.  At SERVPRO we have experienced technicians available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help with any of your storm damage needs.  We can hand damage caused by any severe weather including Freezing, Hail and Ice Storms, Lighting Strikes, Thunderstorms, high winds and flooding.

After you’ve experienced storm damage, we can help with the following services:

  • Fast assessment of your damage and quick contact with your insurance
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Flood Water extraction
  • Emergency Board ups

There are several things you can look for after a storm to determine damage that has been done.  Check your windows for shattered glass, broken panes, or damaged frames.  Heavy rains can cause broken tree limbs and with those limbs come leaves and small branches, check to make sure these aren’t stuck and clogging your gutter.  Take a walk around your home, make sure there are no holes, breaks or splitting which are common side effects of a bad storm.

If you experience storm damage call SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties! 24 hours a day 7 Days a week! 802-375-1500!

Water Damage Time Frames

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

One of the common problems in a home can be water damage. From leaking pipes to a flooded basement, water damage should not be ignored. If pushed aside, in the long run there could be more issues that arise. If you break water damage down on a hourly scale it helps provide understanding how urgent it is for a homeowner to contact a restoration company for help.
• First 24 Hours
When water damage happens in your home acting fast and contacting and emergency restoration company is imperative. The sooner the water restoration process begins the less potential issues it can cause to your home. The first 24 hours after a water leak has been noticed are the most important. In this time frame, the damage is still minimal, and the wooden parts of the home are still good. However, after that time frame has been exceeded, the wooden parts of the house will start to deteriorate.
• 48 Hours
After the first 24 house changes in your homes airflow will change drastically. It is easy for the water to retain humidity within the air and cause significant damage to the wooden parts of your home. This is the suggested time that restoration should be done as soon as possible.
• A Week Later
After a week, the water can easily reach the details of your home that are known to be difficult to dry, and the wooden parts of the home will be very vulnerable. With humidity, it can easily reach parts of your home on the higher floors.

• A Few Weeks later
Water damage will significantly increase after a couple weeks. There is a possibility of areas of your home to collapse as well as mold beginning to grow in affected areas that were not fried on time. If not addressed the water can easily seep into walls and floors of your home.
• Benefits of Calling SERVPRO as soon as possible

SERVPRO can provide emergency services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We handle things such as water extraction and drying of water inside the home. If mold starts to grow we can also help with the mold cleanup. Water damage can occur in any home, no matter the structure.

Water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties today 24 hours a day 7 days a week! 802-37-1500

Why It Is Important to Get the Ducts at Your Business Cleaned!

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

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Duct cleaning yearly is relatively small investment that could save you money in the long run. Plus, you could get the added benefits like breathing clean air, increase the safety and comfort of your home, and help the environment while boosting your overall peace of mind?

Preventive Maintenance Benefits.

Saving Money

Regular Duct Cleaning maintenance is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%. Just like having a vehicle, if you drive over the recommended miles of an oil change, you could be asking for trouble. That is why the standards are set for regular maintenance of vehicles. Well, the same applies to duct maintenance. Cutting energy bills, extending system life, and adhering to warranty benefits are all benefits of routine duct cleaning.

Air Quality

The EPA reports that level of airborne pollutants in a home may be five times higher than outdoor levels. For anyone that suffers from respiratory issues, you are allowing yourself to be at higher risk if ducts are not cleaned properly. Unfortunately, we all share our homes with various substances that we would rather not breathe. The common indoor allergens include dust, pollen, mold, a cigarette smoke. If any of these allergens are part of daily life, you should really think about getting your duct cleaned. Therefore, preventive maintenance helps ensure that the warm or cold air pumping through your vents is as clean and well-filtered as possible.

Comfort

Typically, we depend on our air systems to keep us comfortable all year round. Hot Air in the winter and Cold in the summer. Therefore, if we think about it, generally our air systems are working every day, all day long, and all year round. Routine maintenance helps your system produce and distribute the air more evenly and steadily.

Safer home environment

We have all heard the awful stories of how someone went away on vacation and returns to a frozen, and damaged house with broken pipes, and water damage everywhere. The cost of this tragedy weighs heavily of an owner. Routine maintenance will help safeguard you against the possibility of carbon monoxide. The most common cause of carbon monoxide leaks is a cracked heat exchanger. Routine Maintenance typically includes a carbon monoxide test.

Peace of Mind

In the end, the benefits of routine duct cleaning give you the comfort of knowing that if something goes wrong, you’ve already taken the preventative measure to make any situation as painless as possible.

If you are an owner that is interested in getting a duct cleaning, Give Us a Call at 802-375-1500 or email us at Office@SERVPRO10299.com and would be happy to help you.

Storms = Many types of damages

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Spring is right around the corner, and the Stormy season brings a wide range of storm types.  Any one of these storm types could cause damage to your home of business.  To be prepared, it is important to know the different damages that a storm can cause.  These storms come with wind, flooding, and lightning that can cause damage to your home.

Flooding Damage

Heavy rain during the Spring season can cause river flooding.  The warmer weather can clear up Ice Jams, and cause leaky basements, roofs, or windows.  Our team can assist in your cleanup process after flood damage has occurred.

Wind Damage

Severe storms can also include wind damage.  High winds can cause roof damage, from shingles being removed, or even missing parts of a roof that may loosen flashing.  These things can cause leaks to your home or business that can produce damp, moldy conditions.  One of our restoration experts can help property owners address storm damage more effectively.

Lightning Damage

Many times a storm brings the loud sounds of thunder which means lightning is striking.  There may be objects attached to your home or business that can attract a lightning strike which in return could cause a fire.  A single lightning bolt can reach temperatures of 30,000 kelvins (53,540 degrees Fahrenheit).  The large amount of static electricity charges in a lightning strike cause about 2% of all fires.

We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for your storm damage needs.  (802) 375-1500

Why Choose SERVPRO? Multiple Services Provided

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties are prepared to hand any kind of disaster.  We have years of experience serving our community, and are a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We want the business and homeowners to know that our highly trained specialists are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup.  The immediate response we offer helps to minimize the damage and cleaning restoration costs.  We can also help manage the insurance process.  Some of the residential and commercial services we offer are listed below.

  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Biohazard Removal
  • Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Odor removal
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning

If you find yourself dealing with any of these disasters SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties wants to help!  Out highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore damage for residents and business owner’s in Bennington & Rutland Counties.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week!  Call today at (518-) 677-3444 to learn more about our cleanup and restoration services!

Fire in your home? Here could be the cause

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

There are multiple things that can cause a fire to start. Some of the causes are listed below.

  • Cooking
    • 48% of all fired are caused by cooking.
    • Remember to turn off source of heat.
    • Have a fire extinguisher on hand.
  • Candles
    • Never leave a candle unattended.
    • All materials should remain 12 inches away from all candles.
  • Heating
    • Do not put anything close to the heater.
    • Follow guidelines on how the heater can run.
  • Smoking
    • Never lay cigarettes, cigars, etc., down and forget about them.
    • Smoke outside to avoid any potential fires related to dropping or forgetting about them.
  • Electrical Fires
    • Make sure fireplaces and lighting are up to code and are safe.
    • Ensure alarms are replaced.

These are just some tips in order to prevent fires.  Others things to have in place in case of a fire is a route for you and your family.  Everyone in your family should know the rout and plan in place.  If you have the unfortunate event of a fire are your home or business, give SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties a call (802) 375-1500.

Who To Call When Your Sprinkler Malfunctions at Your Place of Buisiness

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

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When your automatic sprinkler goes off who at your commercial business who should you call? Call us here at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties! Automatic fire sprinklers are a very effective way to extinguish a fire, but they also pose a high risk of causing a water damage.

                Sprinklers can release about 8-24 gallons of water a minute, so after several minutes it is possible that 100s of gallons of water can be released if the sprinklers are not shut off. You can see how this can cause quite a water damage in a building!

                We here at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties are well equipped to handle a job like this. We respond to hundreds of water damage emergencies a year in our local area. Our water restoration technicians are IICRC certified in water mitigation and have the specialized equipment to mitigate the water damage quickly no matter what the size of the job is.

                If you or your business experience any sort of water damage, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are a 24/7 fire and water restoration company who is highly trained and equipped to handle any job that is thrown our way. So, give us a call at 802-375-1500.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

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There are many choices for a restoration company in New York and Vermont, but there are advantages to choosing the SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is known for providing high quality restoration and mitigation services.  We use specially formulated products and equipment to clean tough stains and eliminate odors.

Below are just a few of our reviews:

"I would like to thank each and everyone of you (Johnny, Tyler, Chuck, Michael and Gabriel). When water damage happened 2 weeks before my surgery and the week I had to put my cat to sleep. I was overwhelmed and broken hearted.
You came in and took control making a bad situation so much better. You all went above and beyond the call of duty and are a great asset to the Service Pro Company. It is comforting to know people still care and exercise true customer service.
No doubt I will be telling everyone of my wonderful experience!"- Linda

"Terrific experience with SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties. John inspected our home and was super helpful. He quickly found the source of our problem and helped discuss different solutions. The office was very responsive and professional in setting up our appointment and following up. Will use them again and happily recommend to friends"- Bill

"Wadley and his crew were fantastic. We would highly recommend this company and team to anyone"- Jean

We love happy customers! Call us for any of your restoration need 802-375-1500!

Not just residential, Commercial too!

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage that isn’t handled quickly can hurt your business and cause possible closing for a period of time.  Your business is at its best when fully operational. There are some ways to stay ahead of water damage by identifying some causes that are common, and addressing them before the disaster hits.

  • Pipes- Having a broken pipe can lead to serious water damage in any building. Deterioration, freezing temperatures, and pressure changed can all lead to a broken pipe.  On top of the water damage that this can cause and water damage untreated creates a possible mold issue. 
  • Improperly sealed exterior windows, doors, garages etc…- Water can find its way in even in smaller spaces like exterior exits that are not properly sealed. Even the small amounts that can get in, if left unchecked could cause mold growth and damage to wood or drywall.
  • HVAC- Having a heating and cooling system is essential for keeping your business running comfortably. Unfortunately, if an HVAC system isn’t properly maintained it can cause clogged ducts or the wearing down of the ducts resulting in leaks and water damage inside of the walls and ceilings.

During the winter months when the temperatures are significantly low, that can accelerate damage to HVAC system, exterior windows, and especially pipes.  It is important to routinely check your commercial building to make sure that it hasn’t been affected by ant major damage.  If you run into the unfortunate event that your commercial business suffers some damage, give the experienced professionals a call at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties 24 hours a day 7 days a week at (802)375-1500!