Recent Commercial Posts

Tips to Prevent A Sewage Backup

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

A sewage backup is something none of us want to experience! Unfortunately, many of us will face this unexpected disaster. However, we here at SERVPRO are here to help! We have the training and expertise as well as the equipment that is needed to help you in a time like this. Our team deals with sewage backups on a weekly basis and are ready at anytime 24/7 to help you and your family during these tough times. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to try and reduce your hances of encountering a sewage problem.

  1. Do Not Pour Cooking Oil Down Your Drains

Many people think that they can dispose of cooking oil down their toilets or sink drains. However, this is one of the worst things you can do to your drains! Cooking oil hardens in your drains and make it difficult for debris to drain causing clogged pipes which can lead to sewage problems. The best practice is to dispose of cooking oil into a heat resistant container and throwing it in your trash can once it cools off.

  1. Maintain Your Sewage System

Check your sump pump pit regularly for debris that could be sucked up into the pump causing damage. Ensure that the filter is there in order to prevent debris from getting inside the pump. You should also periodically have a professional sewer cleaning performed to remove debris that can accumulate in your sewer lines.

  1. Prevent Tree Root Damage

If your sewer lines are older you make want to consider replacing them with new plastic pipes. Plastic pipes are much more resistant to damage from tree roots. If tree root problems persist you may want to periodically trim your roots or remove trees that are too close to the sewer line.

                If you experience a sewage backpack in your home please do not hesitate to give us a call at 802-375-1500!

Why Your North Rensselaer/ South Washington County Business Needs an Emergency Ready Profile

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Ipad of with ERP Download the app! Call us 518-677-3444

Business owners are under a lot of stress and have a lot to worry about, but how to handle an emergency should not be one of those concerns. Your business needs a SERBPRO ERP. 

An Emergency Ready Profile or an ERP, is a plan that is put into place specifically for when an emergency strikes. An example of a type of an emergency could be a fire in your business or a pipe breaking and flooding your business, etc. Although not all catastrophes cannot be prevented having an ERP in place works to prevent situations from escalating. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan application is designed for commercial use and is geared towards property and risk managers as well as business owners.

                Having an ERP helps to preparer you in a sense that the more you know what t expect during any kind of emergency leads to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water, storm, and fire damage can affect your business.  Our ERPs include

  • A no cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise profile which contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO franchise as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identify the line of command for work to be authorized and started.
  • Identifies your facilities shut off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contacts.

We here at SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/ South Washington Counties are happy to provide you with access to our mobile app to take full advantage of this NO COST service and we would be happy to provide your business with an ERP. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (518)677-3444 at any time for an appointment. Keep your business up and running with peace of mind and an action plan in place. We are in business so you can stay in business!

Is Your Emergency Kit Ready?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Sign Give us a Call 802-375-1500

If a community is not prepared for a severe storm, the consequences can be devastating. We here in the Bennington and Rutland area are no strangers to storms! So, we here at your local SERVPRO wanted to share with you a few tips to keep in mind when putting together your emergency kit in the event of a severe storm.

                A basic emergency kit should last you roughly 3 days and should include the following recommended items:

  • Water (the average person should have one gallon per day)
  • Non-perishable Food
  • First aid kit as well as any medication that you are currently taking
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio
  • Mask
  • Local map
  • Cell phone with backup charger
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Pet supplies if you are taking care of an animal.

These are just a few examples of what an emergency kit should contain. You can add whatever you would like to your own! You can also use ready.gov for additional ideas on what to pack in your emergency kit. We want to help you prepare for any storm! If a storm ever damages your home or business, please call us at (802) 375-1500.

SERVPRO know First Aid Safety in the Work Place

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

First aid Kit Give us a call if you are in need of the some help. 802-375-1500

There are certain things that all businesses should have prepared, and proper first aid preparation is one of them! We here at SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties have comprised a list of first aid basics for the workplace that everyone should know/have!

First Aid Kit

A safety kit is something that every business should have. You never know when an emergency is going to happen, so you want to be prepared in case it does. There are several essentials that each emergency kit should contain. First, assorted bandages. If someone gets cut/has a wound bandages prevent dirt and debris from getting into the wound causing an infection that will prevent healing. Sterilization and ointment should also be in your kit to clean wounds/cuts. Protection such as latex gloves and resuscitation masks are important additions to your kits because it does not help the situation if the person performing the first aid gets infected.  

Know the Heimlich Maneuver

The Heimlich maneuver is supposed to help someone who is choking in a foreign object. First, ask the victim if they are chocking; in an emergency, the person will usually not be able to talk.

Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds are quite common in both children and adults. You can help someone with a nosebleed by encouraging them to pinch their nostrils closed for several minutes allowing the broken vein in nose to close. Tilting the individuals head back can make the nosebleed worse.

Cardiac Compressions

The American Heart Association is the best resource to learn how to do cardiac compressions. Simply put, the American Heart Association does not mandate everyone learning the rescue breathing aspect of CPR. However, when it comes to compressions all you have to do is put your hands over the victims hear and push to the beat of “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees which is roughly 100 compression/min. For proper CPR training have an individual in your office or business become trained in CPR through the American Heart Association! Cardiac compressions are a simple technique that can mean the difference between life and death. Consider these facts from the American Heart Association:

  • Bystander CPR can increase the victim’s chance of survival by as much as 300.
  • It takes roughly 8-12 minutes for an ambulance to arrive on the scene.
  • 88% of all cardiac arrests do not happen in a hospital or healthcare facility and nowhere near healthcare professionals.

Stop Heavy Bleeding

If an individual is heavily bleeding their body in unable to form a clot on its own so they could bleed out. You can stop the bleeding by putting pressure on the wound. Raising the wounded limb over the heart will also help to slow down the bleeding.

If you own a commercial property, you are responsible for what happens there. Make sure you are prepared for an emergency at any time!

Local Restaurant fights to stay open with the help of SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties.

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Local Restaurant with Water Damage Give us a Call for all your Commercial Water Damage needs. 802-375-1500

Water damage can happen at any time, especially in the middle of winter with frigid temperatures. Depending on the affectedness of materials, it can leave financial hardships. Understanding the basics of commercial water restoration can help anyone be aware for a business and help minimize the damage.

SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties is the leading restoration company in Vermont. We specialize is water restoration for both Residential and Commercial Applications. We know just what to do when a disaster strikes. Even though some disaster is hard to plan for, SERVPRO always gets the job done quickly and efficiently to get back to business. Whether it is from a burst pipe, flooding, or even sprinklers spontaneously turn on, it can leave a facility unfit for business. Water seeps into ceilings, walls, and under floors. Its time to call SERVPRO because it is crucial to get treated so that no other problems occur.

Working with an experience’s restoration company like SERVPRO is the best way to prevent lasting damage. After getting things under control, most water damage restoration technicians dry and clean your damaged building structures. Using dehumidifiers and heavy-duty drying equipment is essential for stopping mold growth. Next steps are to get insurance involved. For reasons like a disaster striking, this why we pay insurance, to protect businesses. Insurance will ask you to fill out paperwork, but do not sweat, SERVPRO is there to manage that for you and takes the burden away.

As you can see in the photo, a prestigious restaurant that was once a historic building was turned into a beautiful restaurant. In the early hours of the morning, the sprinklers spontaneously turned on and flooded 3 floors. As soon as the CHEF opened the door and found a disaster, he quickly called SERVPRO to get help. He did the right thing; we were there within an hour. Once our Manager assessed the damages, he quickly called in for reinforcements to help mitigate. SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties was able to get the job done all in one night, with drying for a few days after. They were beyond happy with our work and we were so happy to help get business back up and running.

So, if you have a water loss in your business and do not know what to do, give us a call because we are here to help. 802-375-1500

Bennington and Rutland County Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program of Bennington and Rutland Counties SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! 802-375-1500

SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties is proud to be a part of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned—a cleaning and disinfecting program that SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties offers to commercial locations during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) program is to provide our communities with a way to know that a structure has been cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected to minimize harmful pathogens. This is a level of clean that goes far beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. Being able to reopen business is just the beginning of our new journey and way of life. Employees may be hesitant to return to work, and customers may wonder whether the businesses they visit are a safe environment. So, when businesses choose SERVPRO, their employees, customers, and community can rest assured that they have selected a “higher standard of clean”—Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. If a structure is sanitized and disinfected as part of the CSC program, a window decal shield will be left at the structure, as well as a separate window decal which should be dated by SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties to let everyone know when it was last sanitized and disinfected.

If your business is getting ready to reopen and you want to give you employees and customers peace of mind that your business what Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, then give us a CALL! 802-375-1500

Are You A Commercial Property Dealing with Mold Damage? SERVPRO is Here to Assist!

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Mold remediation for a business like yours, for the majority of restoration companies, is an afterthought. They lump services in with those provided for home recovery, when in fact there is a major difference in business preparations and the restoration process itself.

To properly treat your Manchester, Vermont property for mold damage, it may be necessary to work during non-peak hours to limit interruptions to normal business operations. When dealing with mold that affects your hotel guests, remaining operating during remediation is imperative. The company you choose needs to understand and have the knowledge to protect employees and customers from exposure.

You want access to someone like SERVPRO with all of the resources, equipment, personnel, and experience necessary to perform at a maximum level. Our technicians take every precaution to restrict access to contaminated areas, keeping you informed after each night, advancing your remediation process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our containment methods prevent exposure to additional areas, containing mold when possible to avoid additional growth. We also have access to air movers, scrubbers, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, and water extraction equipment necessary to perform any services required to get the job done right.

SERVPRO technicians explain our remediation process entirely, giving you exceptional insight into how mold operates and how everyone that works for you can help prevent these problems from reoccurring. Our staff knows how important your business is and we make every effort to show how much we care during every interaction.

Removing mold from your hotel rooms can be easy, or it can be hard. The longer you wait to make a call for help, the more losses you experience. With the right company, your mold remediation services go off without a hitch. They can even help remove odors that develop and completely deodorize the entire space.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties for full details, or to schedule your initial inspection today. Help is only a phone call away. (802) 375-1500

April Showers Can Bring Septic System Backups to Bennington, Vermont Homes

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

April showers bring May flowers, however, here in Bennington and Rutland County, Vermont area, heavy rains can be rough on a home's septic system.  On days like today, when rain is falling onto already wet ground, septic problems can be common.

When there is great deal of rain, the drain field in your yard can become saturated and stop the water from flowing out of your septic system as designed. Because the water has no exit point, it can eventually make its way back into your home. The waste water can travel back through the pipes and through your drains and toilets, causing an overflow.  If you have sewage backup through one of your drains, that is a clear sign that your septic system is malfunctioning.  

Other signs of a failing septic tank are: 

  1. A Foul Odor: A clear sign that your septic tank needs inspection is the presence of odors in your house, outside near your septic tank or near the pipe ventilation system. We all know the smell of the methane gas escaping, similar to rotten eggs, so it's not hard to identify! 
  2. Soggy Ground: Saturated areas around your septic tank may also indicate a problem. Excess moisture can be a sign that your tank is full or the drainage pipes are damaged.  
  3. Slow Drainage: If you have a slow draining sink, tub or toilet, it is a warning sign that your septic system is  malfunctioning.  
  4. Gurgling Sounds: If you notice that there is a gurgling sound when you flush the toilet, that is a common sign of septic system failure.  
  5. Contaminated Well Water: Well water tests that show results of high levels of nitrates or coliform bacteria are of concern, as they indicate that untreated sewage is seeping into the ground.  

If you notice any of these signs in your home, we recommend that you call a septic system repair contractor to inspect your system and identify the cause. It could be a blocked line from tree roots, an improperly installed leach field, a clogged filter or a full septic tank that requires pumping. Having the problem repaired before it causes damage to your home is the goal! 

In the event that there is already a backup at your home, call SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500.

Sewage floodwaters contain bacteria and pathogens that should be cleaned by restoration professionals. The SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties crew has the training and equipment to clean up and sanitize your home and belongings. 

Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. 
 
However, many business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings. 
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems 
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment 
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency. 
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing 
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines 
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (802) 375-1500 for fast help.

Commercial Services of SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation 
  • Commercial Deep Cleaning/Janitorial

We welcome all opportunities to be of service. Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 802-375-1500

WHY MORE INSURANCE AGENTS CHOOSE SERVPRO  

SERVPRO blends customer service with accountability! SERVPRO understands your responsibility to provide results to your shareholders and clients. SERVPRO is uniquely qualified to help when disaster strikes, making you their "hero" in their times of need. 

We are here to make you look good.

There are many ways to ensure success as an insurance agent. Having a strong office staff, a company who pays claims in an ethical and timely manner, advertising, being involved in your community, and maintaining a positive relationship with your clients.  Our Treasure Valley team knows how critical it is that every job goes as smooth as possible, ensuring your clients trust you time and time again when they need help. Our teams are trained to reduce the lost time and mitigate the damages as quickly as possible. Whether it’s fire, water, mold or any other cleanup; we are here to help, 24 hours a day. 

Our team members are available for direct cellular calls 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You earn your client’s loyalty by providing timely solutions. You provide help in a time of need. Instead of offering a call center solution, our team members are available to take the call on their business line! We will personally call your client back, offer a listening ear, and take away some of the fear they are experiencing.

Having a relationship with SERVPRO and our team of highly trained professionals has many benefits. We will ensure help arrives quickly (following our 1-4-8 time commitment), and our production team will help your clients regain control of their lives by treating them with respect, courteousness and working hard to get the job done the right way the first time. There are no unwelcome surprises with SERVPRO. Calling direct reduces wait times. The faster SERPVRO's team can arrive onsite to perform the cleanup, the better the results. 

That’s the SERVPRO difference.

Is Your Business Disaster Ready?

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is a full service commercial restoration company. We specialize in commercial drying, cleaning and decontamination needs. Our upfront approach uses a collaborative method to reduce operational risks, minimize downtime and save you money.

Consider this: 50% of businesses that suffer a major disaster will never reopen. And of those that reopened, most of them had a plan.

Do your employees know your chain-of-command?

Do your night teams know where your water shut-offs are?

Would your employees be able to direct first responders to your fire riser room?

Put simply: Is your team prepared to deal with situations like fire, water & mold damage? What about situations bigger than your Operations capacity?

Preparation is key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it.  Now is the time to ask yourself, "Are you Ready for whatever happens?"

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties offers a complimentary assessment of your facility that can minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. This assessment provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services and serves as a quick reference for important building and contact information. 

Make sure you have the help you need in an emergency, give us a call today.  802-375-1500

The Dirty Secrets of Mice Infestation in Manchester, Vermont

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized this property in Manchester, Vermont affected by rodent droppings.

Mice infestation can be a headache for property owners in Bennington & Rutland Counties, Vermont. 

With the cooler days of autumn come the chores of raking leaves and cleaning the gutters for the winter. Some wildlife get ready by storing up food for the colder days.  Some—mice, for example—will plan for the upcoming winter by finding a cozy place to build their nests. And that often results in a problem for property owners. Tips: What you can do until help arrives.

Because these rodents are without a skeletal system, they can easily maneuver into tiny spaces to gain entrance to a building. Once they are in, they get behind walls, in attics, basements and crawlspaces where fluffy pink insulation provides the ideal spot for nesting. If you think rabbits multiply, mice can double in population just as easily, quickly infesting a building.

Once you begin to see evidence of mice infestation—usually in the form of tiny black feces no bigger than a sesame seed or holes chewed out of food containers in the pantry—you are going to have to address the problem. While getting rid of one or two mice is a one-person job, getting rid of many requires the expertise of a professional.  While exterminators can come in and eradicate the property of the mice infestation, that is where their job ends—leaving the property owner with the cleanup. And if there were a significant number of mice inside the structure, the damage and the cleanup are going to be far more than just picking up a few droppings or throwing out food from the pantry.

How To Deter Mice From Entering Your Home

·      Install door sweeps on exterior doors and seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home or building.

·      Do not leave doors open and this includes the bulkhead.

·      Keep trash in secure buckets outside & away from the house.

·      Dispose of trash on a regular basis.

·      Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home or building.

Call us at 802-375-1500 for a free estimate.

Are You A Commercial Property Dealing with Mold Damage? SERVPRO is Here to Assist!

9/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold remediation for a business like yours, for the majority of restoration companies, is an after thought. They lump services in with those provided for home recovery, when in fact there is a major difference in business preparations and the restoration process itself.

To properly treat your Manchester, Vermont property for mold damage, it may be necessary to work during non-peak hours to limit interruptions to normal business operations. When dealing with mold that affects your hotel guests, remaining operating during remediation is imperative. The company you choose needs to understand and have the knowledge to protect employees and customers from exposure.

You want access to someone like SERVPRO with all of the resources, equipment, personnel, and experience necessary to perform at a maximum level. Our technicians take every precaution to restrict access to contaminated areas, keeping you informed after each night, advancing your remediation process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our containment methods prevent exposure to additional areas, containing mold when possible to avoid additional growth. We also have access to air movers, scrubbers, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, and water extraction equipment necessary to perform any services required to get the job done right.

SERVPRO technicians explain our remediation process entirely, giving you exceptional insight into how mold operates and how everyone that works for you can help prevent these problems from reoccurring. Our staff knows how important your business is and we make every effort to show how much we care during every interaction.

Removing mold from your hotel rooms can be easy, or it can be hard. The longer you wait to make a call for help, the more losses you experience. With the right company, your mold remediation services go off without a hitch. They can even help remove odors that develop and completely deodorize the entire space.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties for full details, or to schedule your initial inspection today. Help is only a phone call away. (802) 375-1500

April Showers Can Bring Septic System Backups to Rutland, Vermont Homes

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

April showers bring May flowers, however, here in Bennington and Rutland County, Vermont area, heavy rains can be rough on a home's septic system.  On days like today, when rain is falling onto already wet ground, septic problems can be common.

When there is great deal of rain, the drain field in your yard can become saturated and stop the water from flowing out of your septic system as designed. Because the water has no exit point, it can eventually make its way back into your home. The waste water can travel back through the pipes and through your drains and toilets, causing an overflow.  If you have sewage backup through one of your drains, that is a clear sign that your septic system is malfunctioning.  

Other signs of a failing septic tank are: 

  1. A Foul Odor: A clear sign that your septic tank needs inspection is the presence of odors in your house, outside near your septic tank or near the pipe ventilation system. We all know the smell of the methane gas escaping, similar to rotten eggs, so it's not hard to identify! 
  2. Soggy Ground: Saturated areas around your septic tank may also indicate a problem. Excess moisture can be a sign that your tank is full or the drainage pipes are damaged.  
  3. Slow Drainage: If you have a slow draining sink, tub or toilet, it is a warning sign that your septic system is  malfunctioning.  
  4. Gurgling Sounds: If you notice that there is a gurgling sound when you flush the toilet, that is a common sign of septic system failure.  
  5. Contaminated Well Water: Well water tests that show results of high levels of nitrates or coliform bacteria are of concern, as they indicate that untreated sewage is seeping into the ground.  

If you notice any of these signs in your home, we recommend that you call a septic system repair contractor to inspect your system and identify the cause. It could be a blocked line from tree roots, an improperly installed leach field, a clogged filter or a full septic tank that requires pumping. Having the problem repaired before it causes damage to your home is the goal! 

In the event that there is already a backup at your home, call SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500.

Sewage floodwaters contain bacteria and pathogens that should be cleaned by restoration professionals. The SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties crew has the training and equipment to clean up and sanitize your home and belongings. 

Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. 
 
However, many business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings. 
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems 
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment 
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency. 
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing 
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines 
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (802) 375-1500 for fast help.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties Commercial Services

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation 
  • Commercial Deep Cleaning/Janitorial

We welcome all opportunities to be of service. Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 802-375-1500

WHY MORE INSURANCE AGENTS CHOOSE SERVPRO  

SERVPRO blends customer service with accountability! SERVPRO understands your responsibility to provide results to your shareholders and clients. SERVPRO is uniquely qualified to help when disaster strikes, making you their "hero" in their times of need. 

We are here to make you look good.

There are many ways to ensure success as an insurance agent. Having a strong office staff, a company who pays claims in an ethical and timely manner, advertising, being involved in your community, and maintaining a positive relationship with your clients.  Our Treasure Valley team knows how critical it is that every job goes as smooth as possible, ensuring your clients trust you time and time again when they need help. Our teams are trained to reduce the lost time and mitigate the damages as quickly as possible. Whether it’s fire, water, mold or any other cleanup; we are here to help, 24 hours a day. 

Our team members are available for direct cellular calls 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You earn your client’s loyalty by providing timely solutions. You provide help in a time of need. Instead of offering a call center solution, our team members are available to take the call on their business line! We will personally call your client back, offer a listening ear, and take away some of the fear they are experiencing.

Having a relationship with SERVPRO and our team of highly trained professionals has many benefits. We will ensure help arrives quickly (following our 1-4-8 time commitment), and our production team will help your clients regain control of their lives by treating them with respect, courteousness and working hard to get the job done the right way the first time. There are no unwelcome surprises with SERVPRO. Calling direct reduces wait times. The faster SERPVRO's team can arrive onsite to perform the cleanup, the better the results. 

That’s the SERVPRO difference.

Is Your Business Disaster Ready?

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is a full service commercial restoration company. We specialize in commercial drying, cleaning and decontamination needs. Our upfront approach uses a collaborative method to reduce operational risks, minimize downtime and save you money.

Consider this: 50% of businesses that suffer a major disaster will never reopen. And of those that reopened, most of them had a plan.

Do your employees know your chain-of-command?

Do your night teams know where your water shut-offs are?

Would your employees be able to direct first responders to your fire riser room?

Put simply: Is your team prepared to deal with situations like fire, water & mold damage? What about situations bigger than your Operations capacity?

Preparation is key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it.  Now is the time to ask yourself, "Are you Ready for whatever happens?"

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties offers a complimentary assessment of your facility that can minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. This assessment provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services and serves as a quick reference for important building and contact information. 

Make sure you have the help you need in an emergency, give us a call today.  802-375-1500

The Dirty Secrets of a Mice Infestation in Manchester, Vermont

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized this property in Manchester, Vermont affected by rodent droppings.

Mice infestation can be a headache for property owners in Bennington & Rutland Counties, Vermont. 

With the cooler days of autumn come the chores of raking leaves and cleaning the gutters for the winter. Some wildlife get ready by storing up food for the colder days.  Some—mice, for example—will plan for the upcoming winter by finding a cozy place to build their nests. And that often results in a problem for property owners. Tips: What you can do until help arrives.

Because these rodents are without a skeletal system, they can easily maneuver into tiny spaces to gain entrance to a building. Once they are in, they get behind walls, in attics, basements and crawlspaces where fluffy pink insulation provides the ideal spot for nesting. If you think rabbits multiply, mice can double in population just as easily, quickly infesting a building.

Once you begin to see evidence of mice infestation—usually in the form of tiny black feces no bigger than a sesame seed or holes chewed out of food containers in the pantry—you are going to have to address the problem. While getting rid of one or two mice is a one-person job, getting rid of many requires the expertise of a professional.  While exterminators can come in and eradicate the property of the mice infestation, that is where their job ends—leaving the property owner with the cleanup. And if there were a significant number of mice inside the structure, the damage and the cleanup are going to be far more than just picking up a few droppings or throwing out food from the pantry.

How To Deter Mice From Entering Your Home

·      Install door sweeps on exterior doors and seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home or building.

·      Do not leave doors open and this includes the bulkhead.

·      Keep trash in secure buckets outside & away from the house.

·      Dispose of trash on a regular basis.

·      Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home or building.

Call us at 802-375-1500 for a free estimate.

Are You A Commercial Property Owner Dealing with Mold Damage? SERVPRO is Here to Assist!

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold remediation for a business like yours, for the majority of restoration companies, is an after thought. They lump services in with those provided for home recovery, when in fact there is a major difference in business preparations and the restoration process itself.

To properly treat your Manchester, Vermont property for mold damage, it may be necessary to work during non-peak hours to limit interruptions to normal business operations. When dealing with mold that affects your hotel guests, remaining operating during remediation is imperative. The company you choose needs to understand and have the knowledge to protect employees and customers from exposure.

You want access to someone like SERVPRO with all of the resources, equipment, personnel, and experience necessary to perform at a maximum level. Our technicians take every precaution to restrict access to contaminated areas, keeping you informed after each night, advancing your remediation process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our containment methods prevent exposure to additional areas, containing mold when possible to avoid additional growth. We also have access to air movers, scrubbers, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, and water extraction equipment necessary to perform any services required to get the job done right.

SERVPRO technicians explain our remediation process entirely, giving you exceptional insight into how mold operates and how everyone that works for you can help prevent these problems from reoccurring. Our staff knows how important your business is and we make every effort to show how much we care during every interaction.

Removing mold from your hotel rooms can be easy, or it can be hard. The longer you wait to make a call for help, the more losses you experience. With the right company, your mold remediation services go off without a hitch. They can even help remove odors that develop and completely deodorize the entire space.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties for full details, or to schedule your initial inspection today. Help is only a phone call away. (802) 375-1500

April Showers Can Bring Septic System Backups to Bennington, Vermont Homes

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Whether from a full septic tank, a clogged filter or a blocked line, sewage floods from septic tank backups require professional restoration.

April showers bring May flowers, however, here in the Bennington and Rutland County, Vermont area, heavy rains can be rough on a home's septic system.  On days like today, when rain is falling onto already wet ground, septic problems can be common.

When there is great deal of rain, the drain field in your yard can become saturated and stop the water from flowing out of your septic system as designed. Because the water has no exit point, it can eventually make its way back into your home. The waste water can travel back through the pipes and through your drains and toilets, causing an overflow.  If you have sewage backup through one of your drains, that is a clear sign that your septic system is malfunctioning.  

Other signs of a failing septic tank are: 

  1. A Foul Odor: A clear sign that your septic tank needs inspection is the presence of odors in your house, outside near your septic tank or near the pipe ventilation system. We all know the smell of the methane gas escaping, similar to rotten eggs, so it's not hard to identify! 
  2. Soggy Ground: Saturated areas around your septic tank may also indicate a problem. Excess moisture can be a sign that your tank is full or the drainage pipes are damaged.  
  3. Slow Drainage: If you have a slow draining sink, tub or toilet, it is a warning sign that your septic system is  malfunctioning.  
  4. Gurgling Sounds: If you notice that there is a gurgling sound when you flush the toilet, that is a common sign of septic system failure.  
  5. Contaminated Well Water: Well water tests that show results of high levels of nitrates or coliform bacteria are of concern, as they indicate that untreated sewage is seeping into the ground.  

If you notice any of these signs in your home, we recommend that you call a septic system repair contractor to inspect your system and identify the cause. It could be a blocked line from tree roots, an improperly installed leach field, a clogged filter or a full septic tank that requires pumping. Having the problem repaired before it causes damage to your home is the goal! 

In the event that there is already a backup at your home, call SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500.

Sewage floodwaters contain bacteria and pathogens that should be cleaned by restoration professionals. The SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties crew has the training and equipment to clean up and sanitize your home and belongings. 

The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO OF Bennington & Rutland Counties

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. 
 
However, many business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings. 
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems 
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment 
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency. 
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing 
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines 
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (802) 375-1500 for fast help.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties Services Commercial Properties

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPRObenningtonrutlandcounties.com/commercial-restoration-services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation 
  • Commercial Deep Cleaning/Janitorial

We welcome all opportunities to be of service. Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 802-375-1500

WHY MORE INSURANCE AGENTS CHOOSE SERVPRO  

SERVPRO blends customer service with accountability! SERVPRO understands your responsibility to provide results to your shareholders and clients. SERVPRO is uniquely qualified to help when disaster strikes, making you their "hero" in their times of need. 

We are here to make you look good.

There are many ways to ensure success as an insurance agent. Having a strong office staff, a company who pays claims in an ethical and timely manner, advertising, being involved in your community, and maintaining a positive relationship with your clients.  Our Treasure Valley team knows how critical it is that every job goes as smooth as possible, ensuring your clients trust you time and time again when they need help. Our teams are trained to reduce the lost time and mitigate the damages as quickly as possible. Whether it’s fire, water, mold or any other cleanup; we are here to help, 24 hours a day. 

Our team members are available for direct cellular calls 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You earn your client’s loyalty by providing timely solutions. You provide help in a time of need. Instead of offering a call center solution, our team members are available to take the call on their business line! We will personally call your client back, offer a listening ear, and take away some of the fear they are experiencing.

Having a relationship with SERVPRO and our team of highly trained professionals has many benefits. We will ensure help arrives quickly (following our 1-4-8 time commitment), and our production team will help your clients regain control of their lives by treating them with respect, courteousness and working hard to get the job done the right way the first time. There are no unwelcome surprises with SERVPRO. Calling direct reduces wait times. The faster SERPVRO's team can arrive onsite to perform the cleanup, the better the results. 

That’s the SERVPRO difference.

Is Your Business Disaster Ready?

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is a full service commercial restoration company. We specialize in commercial drying, cleaning and decontamination needs. Our upfront approach uses a collaborative method to reduce operational risks, minimize downtime and save you money.

Consider this: 50% of businesses that suffer a major disaster will never reopen. And of those that reopened, most of them had a plan.

Do your employees know your chain-of-command?

Do your night teams know where your water shut-offs are?

Would your employees be able to direct first responders to your fire riser room?

Put simply: Is your team prepared to deal with situations like fire, water & mold damage? What about situations bigger than your Operations capacity?

Make sure you have the help you need in an emergency, give us a call today.  802-375-1500

The Dirty Secrets of a Mice Infestation in Manchester, Vermont

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized this property affected by rodent droppings.

Mice infestation can be a headache for property owners in Bennington & Rutland Counties, Vermont. With the cooler days of autumn come the chores of raking leaves and cleaning the gutters for the winter. Some wildlife get ready by storing up food for the colder days.  Some—mice, for example—will plan for the upcoming winter by finding a cozy place to build their nests. And that often results in a problem for property owners. Tips: What you can do until help arrives.

Because these rodents are without a skeletal system, they can easily maneuver into tiny spaces to gain entrance to a building. Once they are in, they get behind walls, in attics, basements and crawlspaces where fluffy pink insulation provides the ideal spot for nesting. If you think rabbits multiply, mice can double in population just as easily, quickly infesting a building.

Once you begin to see evidence of mice infestation—usually in the form of tiny black feces no bigger than a sesame seed or holes chewed out of food containers in the pantry—you are going to have to address the problem. While getting rid of one or two mice is a one-person job, getting rid of many requires the expertise of a professional.  While exterminators can come in and eradicate the property of the mice infestation, that is where their job ends—leaving the property owner with the cleanup. And if there were a significant number of mice inside the structure, the damage and the cleanup are going to be far more than just picking up a few droppings or throwing out food from the pantry.

How To Deter Mice From Entering Your Home

·      Install door sweeps on exterior doors and seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home or building.

·      Do not leave doors open and this includes the bulkhead.

·      Keep trash in secure buckets outside & away from the house.

·      Dispose of trash on a regular basis.

·      Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home or building.

Call us at 802-375-1500 for a free estimate.

Are You A Commercial Property Owner Dealing with Mold Damage? SERVPRO is Here to Assist!

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold remediation for a business like yours, for the majority of restoration companies, is an after thought. They lump services in with those provided for home recovery, when in fact there is a major difference in business preparations and the restoration process itself.

To properly treat your Manchester, Vermont area property for mold damage, it may be necessary to work during non-peak hours to limit interruptions to normal business operations. When dealing with mold that affects your hotel guests, remaining operating during remediation is imperative. The company you choose needs to understand and have the knowledge to protect employees and customers from exposure.

You want access to someone like SERVPRO with all of the resources, equipment, personnel, and experience necessary to perform at a maximum level. Our technicians take every precaution to restrict access to contaminated areas, keeping you informed after each night, advancing your remediation process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our containment methods prevent exposure to additional areas, containing mold when possible to avoid additional growth. We also have access to air movers, scrubbers, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, and water extraction equipment necessary to perform any services required to get the job done right.

SERVPRO technicians explain our remediation process entirely, giving you exceptional insight into how mold operates and how everyone that works for you can help prevent these problems from reoccurring. Our staff knows how important your business is and we make every effort to show how much we care during every interaction.

Removing mold from your hotel rooms can be easy, or it can be hard. The longer you wait to make a call for help, the more losses you experience. With the right company, your mold remediation services go off without a hitch. They can even help remove odors that develop and completely deodorize the entire space.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties for full details, or to schedule your initial inspection today. Help is only a phone call away. (802) 375-1500

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties servicing Williamstown & North Adams, MASS area

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is pleased to advise that we have expanded services to Williamstown & North Adams, Massachusetts area.


Commercial Services


There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.servprobenningtonrutlandcounties.com/commercial-restoration-services



  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration

  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration


Residential Services


Whether your SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:



  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Storm Damage Restoration

  • Cleaning Services

  • Post-Construction Cleaning Services


We welcome all opportunities to be of service. Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 802-375-1500

HVAC Air Duct Cleaning servicing Stratton, Vermont

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties cleaning air ducts in Stratton, Vermont.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties  offers HVAC air duct cleaning using negative pressure to the Stratton, Vermont mountain area.

Cleaning Under Negative Pressure

As cleaning agitation proceeds inside the ductwork, dislodged particulates are sucked out of the duct and into the vacuum receptacle. Working under negative pressure prevents contamination of household air during the cleaning process as well as later, when loosened contaminants left in the ducts might infiltrate living spaces after the system is restarted. The vacuum force itself also enhances the cleaning action of the tools.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (802) 375-1500.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is now in the business of HVAC Air Duct Cleaning

11/7/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is now in the business of HVAC air duct cleaning using negative pressure.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is introducing our latest equipment addition: The Nikro PDV 4000 Negative Pressure Duct Cleaner. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is now in the business of HVAC air duct cleaning using negative pressure.


Cleaning Under Negative Pressure


As cleaning agitation proceeds inside the ductwork, dislodged particulates are sucked out of the duct and into the vacuum receptacle. Working under negative pressure prevents contamination of household air during the cleaning process as well as later, when loosened contaminants left in the ducts might infiltrate living spaces after the system is restarted. The vacuum force itself also enhances the cleaning action of the tools.


The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:



  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.

  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.

  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.


For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (802) 375-1500.