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Water Damage in Manchester, Vermont

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Manchester, Vermont Extracting water from carpets in Manchester, Vermont

Whether you purchase a brand new home or have something with a little more history, water entering your home can cause a great deal of stress and take a severe toll on your living environment. Humidity, condensation, and water intrusions are all things that every Manchester, Vermont homeowner has to face at some point in their lives.

Using professional water removal methods can help prevent a variety of damages in your Manchester Center, Vermont area home. Regardless of the source of the problem you face, a company that provides these services can efficiently assist with protecting essential documents, furniture, appliances, carpeting, and personal items affected by this type of event and help you restore your home to its former glory.

SERVPRO’s fully-certified IICRC water removal and restoration professionals have access to a variety of water removal and drying equipment. Portable hand-held or truck-mounted extractors of various sizes make drying and cleaning carpeting, flooring, and upholstery items more successful and give you a higher chance of significantly reducing possible damages caused by water intrusions in your home.

SERVPRO technicians can put the extractors heater, pump, and vacuum system to use, providing you with both damage mitigation and restorative functions for many contents found in your home. If you have over two inches of standing water, we can put submersible pumps to work, extracting a higher volume, faster and help dispose of any possibly contaminated water the correct way. 

SERVPRO is locally owned, open 24/7, 365, proudly providing water removal, cleaning, and restoration services you can count on to get your home water-free, fast. We can explain our services in detail, keep you informed throughout the removal process and communicate with your insurance company to make the entire situation is as stress-free as possible.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties offers expert water removal and restoration services throughout the Manchester, Vermont area, providing quality solutions to members of our local communities that help make your house feel like a home again. Call us anytime, day or night for qualified help you can trust. (802) 375-1500

5 Common Causes of Water Damage in Bennington, Vermont

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Unlike other parts of the country, rain isn't the main cause of water damage in homes and businesses in Bennington and Rutland Counties, Vermont. Get to know some of the common causes of water damage so that you can do what you can to prevent it from happening on your property. 

  1. Broken Pipes – A broken pipe can do a lot of damage to your home in just a short amount of time. Before you know it, gallons short amount of time. Before you know of water could be spewing through your home. Pay close attention to any leaks, drips, and signs of deterioration. Have a plumber come out to your house for regular maintenance, and if there ever is a broken pipe, you can always turn the water off before the plumber arrives in order to avoid further damage.
  2. Pinhole Leaks – common if a home has copper plumbing, a pinhole leak is a puncture of a copper pipe due to corrosion. If your home has a copper water system, check your pipes for signs of corrosion often.
  3. Old/Faulty Appliances – If your fridge or washing machines aren’t maintained well, or have gotten too old, they could start to leak and create a significant amount of water damage in your home. It’s especially important to keep an eye on the appliances in your kitchen, as water damage caused by your fridge or dish washer can affect not just your floor, but your cabinets as well. Often times, leaks that go undetected for some time will cause significant water damage behind cabinets, which in turn can lead to mold if the problem goes unnoticed for an extended period.
  4. Roof Leaks – a lot of homeowners tend to suffer water damage due to roof leaks. Check your roofs frequently and take care of any maintenance or repairs while the weather is still dry. That way you won’t have to worry about your home flooding next time a storm hits.
  5. Accidents – Sometimes luck just isn’t on your side and one tiny mistake can lead to a big problem. A clogged toilet or too much soap in the dishwasher or washing machine can have water coming across your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. These parts of the home are generally better equipped than the rest of the house to handle a larger spill, but water moves fast and could potentially cause damage to the walls, ceiling, or other rooms in the home. If an accident ever does occur that you think calls for a professional, call SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500

Fast Response to your Rutland, Vermont Water Damage

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline


Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.


Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 802-375-1500

24 Hour Water Damage Emergency Rutland, Vermont

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 802-375-1500

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Why Professionals Should Handle Sewage Cleanup in Southern Vermont

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

If you suffer from flooding or a broken pipe in your home, the result could be the release of sewage. While any type of water damage in dangerous to your home and your health. With the existence of unsanitary water in your home comes the possibility of the contracting bacteria and viruses that could result in serious illness. If this is a problem in your home, professionals of SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties should be called to handle the situation as they have the special training and equipment necessary to clean that type of contamination.

Safety

Safety should always be the top priority when dealing with dangerous materials such as sewage. To avoid potential safety problems, you should never deal with sewage yourself but call professionals like SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties to perform the cleanup. 

Professionals have the training and experience to follow the appropriate safety protocols to ensure a safe and proper cleanup. This involves the wearing of protective gear that is specifically designed to protect from diseases such as those potentially spread by raw sewage.

Quick Cleanup

When dealing with sewage, it’s important to have it cleaned up as soon as possible because the longer that you allow sewage to remain, the worse it will get. Relatively clean water can turn into a hazard in little time. Seemingly harmless water damage can turn into a serious problem in as soon as 12 to 24 hours. Most people don’t have the time or capability to clean up water damage in that short period of time. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties crew can arrive in a few hours to begin the cleanup.

Due to its ability to get significantly worse in a short period of time, water damage should be cleaned up quickly. That’s even more so if raw sewage is involved through flooding or a broken pipe. For the safety of you and your family, it’s important to leave the cleanup of sewage to professionals that are specifically trained for such occasions. If you have a release of sewage in your home, call on the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties servicing Williamstown & North Adams, Massachusetts

7/9/2018 (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

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.

Water Damage in Manchester, Vermont

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Manchester, Vermont Water Damage and Mitigation in Manchester, Vermont home

Whether you purchase a brand new home or have something with a little more history, water entering your home can cause a great deal of stress and take a severe toll on your living environment. Humidity, condensation, and water intrusions are all things that every Manchester, Vermont homeowner has to face at some point in their lives.

Using professional water removal methods can help prevent a variety of damages in your Manchester Center, Vermont area home. Regardless of the source of the problem you face, a company that provides these services can efficiently assist with protecting essential documents, furniture, appliances, carpeting, and personal items affected by this type of event and help you restore your home to its former glory.

SERVPRO’s fully-certified IICRC water removal and restoration professionals have access to a variety of water removal and drying equipment. Portable hand-held or truck-mounted extractors of various sizes make drying and cleaning carpeting, flooring, and upholstery items more successful and give you a higher chance of significantly reducing possible damages caused by water intrusions in your home.

SERVPRO technicians can put the extractors heater, pump, and vacuum system to use, providing you with both damage mitigation and restorative functions for many contents found in your home. If you have over two inches of standing water, we can put submersible pumps to work, extracting a higher volume, faster and help dispose of any possibly contaminated water the correct way. 

SERVPRO is locally owned, open 24/7, 365, proudly providing water removal, cleaning, and restoration services you can count on to get your home water-free, fast. We can explain our services in detail, keep you informed throughout the removal process and communicate with your insurance company to make the entire situation is as stress-free as possible.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties offers expert water removal and restoration services throughout the Manchester, Vermont area, providing quality solutions to members of our local communities that help make your house feel like a home again. Call us anytime, day or night for qualified help you can trust. (802) 375-1500

5 Common Causes of Water Damage in Bennington County

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Unlike other parts of the country, rain isn't the main cause of water damage in homes and businesses in Bennington and Rutland Counties, Vermont. Get to know some of the common causes of water damage so that you can do what you can to prevent it from happening on your property. 

  1. Broken Pipes – A broken pipe can do a lot of damage to your home in just a short amount of time. Before you know it, gallons short amount of time. Before you know of water could be spewing through your home. Pay close attention to any leaks, drips, and signs of deterioration. Have a plumber come out to your house for regular maintenance, and if there ever is a broken pipe, you can always turn the water off before the plumber arrives in order to avoid further damage.
  2. Pinhole Leaks – common if a home has copper plumbing, a pinhole leak is a puncture of a copper pipe due to corrosion. If your home has a copper water system, check your pipes for signs of corrosion often.
  3. Old/Faulty Appliances – If your fridge or washing machines aren’t maintained well, or have gotten too old, they could start to leak and create a significant amount of water damage in your home. It’s especially important to keep an eye on the appliances in your kitchen, as water damage caused by your fridge or dish washer can affect not just your floor, but your cabinets as well. Often times, leaks that go undetected for some time will cause significant water damage behind cabinets, which in turn can lead to mold if the problem goes unnoticed for an extended period.
  4. Roof Leaks – a lot of homeowners tend to suffer water damage due to roof leaks. Check your roofs frequently and take care of any maintenance or repairs while the weather is still dry. That way you won’t have to worry about your home flooding next time a storm hits.
  5. Accidents – Sometimes luck just isn’t on your side and one tiny mistake can lead to a big problem. A clogged toilet or too much soap in the dishwasher or washing machine can have water coming across your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. These parts of the home are generally better equipped than the rest of the house to handle a larger spill, but water moves fast and could potentially cause damage to the walls, ceiling, or other rooms in the home. If an accident ever does occur that you think calls for a professional, call SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500

Faster to your Rutland, Vermont Water Damage Event

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Faster to your Rutland, Vermont Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Rutland, Vermont

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline


Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.


Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 802-375-1500

Killington, Vermont 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 802-375-1500

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Why Professionals Should Handle Sewage Cleanup in Southern Vermont

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

If you suffer from flooding or a broken pipe in your home, the result could be the release of sewage. While any type of water damage in dangerous to your home and your health. With the existence of unsanitary water in your home comes the possibility of the contracting bacteria and viruses that could result in serious illness. If this is a problem in your home, professionals of SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties should be called to handle the situation as they have the special training and equipment necessary to clean that type of contamination.

Safety

Safety should always be the top priority when dealing with dangerous materials such as sewage. To avoid potential safety problems, you should never deal with sewage yourself but call professionals like SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties to perform the cleanup. 

Professionals have the training and experience to follow the appropriate safety protocols to ensure a safe and proper cleanup. This involves the wearing of protective gear that is specifically designed to protect from diseases such as those potentially spread by raw sewage.

Quick Cleanup

When dealing with sewage, it’s important to have it cleaned up as soon as possible because the longer that you allow sewage to remain, the worse it will get. Relatively clean water can turn into a hazard in little time. Seemingly harmless water damage can turn into a serious problem in as soon as 12 to 24 hours. Most people don’t have the time or capability to clean up water damage in that short period of time. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties crew can arrive in a few hours to begin the cleanup.

Due to its ability to get significantly worse in a short period of time, water damage should be cleaned up quickly. That’s even more so if raw sewage is involved through flooding or a broken pipe. For the safety of you and your family, it’s important to leave the cleanup of sewage to professionals that are specifically trained for such occasions. If you have a release of sewage in your home, call on the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500

Residential Water Damage in Rutland, Vermont

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Why You Should Call in SERVPRO for Water Damage Service

There is nothing worse than coming home to find residential water damage at your Rutland, Vermont property. Whether your water damage is from a storm or an overflowing toilet, the on-going damage is real and must be dealt with correctly and swiftly.

If you find standing water all over the floor, the natural instinct is to pull out the bath or beach towels to dry up as much water as possible. While this is better than doing nothing if it is not contaminated water, you may quickly run out of towels and still have a lot of water all over the floor. You may need to call the experts at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties to get industrial strength help. Shop vacuums are resourceful to help remove standing water, but they will fill up quickly. And they are not efficient at removing moisture from carpeting and padding. Regardless of the efforts made, the water travels quickly, and may have already found its way into ventilation systems or ducts. Secondary water damage in Bennington or Rutland Counties might be the result even if you've made a good faith effort to dry everything quickly. Sometimes the signs of water damage may take a few days to show up on the surface, such as warped floorboards, peeling paint, bulging walls, or lifting tiles. 
 
As frustrating as this may be, there is help available to clean up the water damage and make an assessment. Drying the affected areas is a critical step in preventing the formation of mold. Water extraction and moisture removal are essential to restoring your home to its preloss condition. Despite your best efforts, the after effects of dealing with water damage are overwhelming.

Not only are there indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns and property damage to worry about, homeowners have to realize the amount of lost time from their day spent on clean up. Although every effort to address the water damage is useful, it is best to turn to a qualified team of experts to complement your efforts, finish the clean up when necessary, and perform inspections for signs of hidden damage. Often, experienced and IICRC certified technicians are needed to complete a water problem and any ancillary negative results that may follow.

Call the pros at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties to discuss your unique situation at (802) 375-1500. Our goal is to avoid property damage as much as reasonably possible and determine if you need additional services.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties provides 24 hour water damage restoration service in Poultney, Castleton & Fair Haven areas of Vermont

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.


We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
802-375-1500


We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.


What to Expect


When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.


Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:



  • Your name and contact information

  • Your insurance information (if applicable)

  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business

  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?

  • What caused the water damage (if known)?

  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Faster to your Rutland, Vermont Water Damage Event

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Faster to your Rutland, Vermont Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Rutland, Vermont

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.


Faster To Any Size Disaster


Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 802-375-1500


Water Damage Timeline


Within Minutes



  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.


Hours 1 - 24:



  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.

  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.

  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

  • A musty odor appears.


48 Hours to 1 Week:



  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.

  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

  • Paint begins to blister.

  • Wood flooring swells and warps.

  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.


More Than 1 Week:



  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Killington, Vermont 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Killington, Vermont 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Killington, Vermont.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
802-375-1500

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What To Do If You Find Water In The Basement

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do If You Find Water In The Basement Water damage resulting from a flooded basement in Killington, Vermont

What To Do If You Find Water In The Basement

Water in the basement can be caused by a lot of factors. The room may sit under the water table, which will slowly push water into the home. A disaster like a flood can quickly fill the room with fluid, as well as a burst pipe or other plumbing mishap. No matter what causes the water to build up in the home, it will take a certified team to remove it and restore the basement effectively.

There are a couple steps, though, that a homeowner can take to minimize damage and make the home safe to navigate through. If a pipe bursts or is leaking, then cutting off the supply line into the home can halt the problem. Also, switching off the home’s power may be necessary, as an electrical discharge can make walking through water exceedingly dangerous and cause a fire.

Safety is the primary concern when contending with excess moisture, and SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties will be able to get your home restored while avoiding any dangerous situations.

Call SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties at 802-375-1500 for your water damage emergency.

Taking Care of Leaks Needs To Include Drying Out a Damaged Area

6/24/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Taking Care of Leaks Needs To Include Drying Out a Damaged Area Plumbing Service Call To Stop a Leak

Water damage occurs daily from plumbing failures. The large disasters are easy to spot and fix, but it is the small failures that can lead to just as much property damage and cost over time.


When a water main breaks or a sewer pipe collapses, the effects are immediate and immediately known to everyone around. Flooding happens, property is soaked, and the smell quickly gets into everything. Home and business owners call us here at SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties.

Many homeowners though ignore small incidents until it is too late. For example, a leaky faucet is easily fixed within a few hours after it's noticed. In most cases, the plumber comes in and tightens things up or replaces a washer. What gets missed in the success of stopping a leak is 'where did the water go'. Most plumbers are not concerned about standing water unless they have to kneel or lay down in it. It is, after all, your home and you are responsible for the environment that person will work in.

The same situation happens with a broken water line to a dishwasher or a clothes washer. Once the water stops spraying out from a pipe or broken coupling, it's easy to think that all you have to do is lay down a few towels, and that's it.


When water is removed quickly, it will not show an effect on the paint. There is no 'high water mark' like you have after an extensive flood. The other side of that piece of trim is not painted however and will absorb a much larger amount of water. This unequal water absorption also applies to any studs and other lumber that are behind a wall or underneath a bathroom or kitchen sink.

This is why drying out an area that has had standing water, even for just an hour or two, is so important. There is no one better to take care of this than SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties.


If you have had several leaks in the same area of your home and are worried about the long-term effects of water damage, call our offices today at 802-375-1500. Our technicians will schedule an inspection convenient to your schedule. Once on-site, our inspector will quickly let you know if you may have a problem and how to resolve it.

Contact SERVPRO of Bennington Rutland Counties for Water Damage Cleanup

3/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Contact SERVPRO of Bennington Rutland Counties for Water Damage Cleanup Residential water damage cleanup services are critical after a big storm has occurred in the area.

Vermont residential water damage clean-up services are critical after a big storm has occurred in the area. Torrential rains and high winds are a combination that can lead to severe damage to homes. Strong winds often blow off shingles or throw debris around a residence until a window breaks, and rain can flood a home through roof or window damage, leading to serious concerns if Vermont residential water damage cleanup services are not performed immediately. Extremely heavy rains or water that has built up over time can also seep into a home under doorways. There are many ways that flood damage can occur in just a short amount of time.

Water damage can start off small and end up leading to secondary problems and expensive repair and restoration fees. The faster water damage is discovered, the better. Whether water damage is being caused by a roof leak or some other emergency, the first step is to find out exactly where the water is coming from so that it can be stopped.


Rely on Professional Bennington & Rutland Counties Residential Water Damage Cleanup Services
Fast water extraction methods are necessary to make sure that your home sustains the least amount of damage as possible. To begin with, it is important to find out what type of water you are dealing with. Specialists can get rid of clean, gray, or black water with ease. They use reliable, high-powered equipment that can extract standing water rapidly. After water is removed, carpet pads should be checked out to make sure that they do not need to be removed to save the flooring underneath them. Walls should also be inspected for damage. Moisture meters and sensors can detect moisture levels all over your home whether it is visible or not.


Along with removing water, cleaning and sanitizing your property are also essential. If there are bad scents, deodorizing your property may be a necessity too. You want to return to your home knowing that there are no lurking bacteria left over from the flooding.


When a severe storm attacks your property, getting it repaired right away can help to stop water damage from getting worse. It is important to salvage as much as possible from your home. Be careful walking around the property that has standing water in it because it could be holding many dangerous surprises that only specialists are equipped to handle.


SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties is standing by to assist you with all sorts of residential water damage cleanup services. As we're a local company, you can trust us to arrive promptly to clean up your water damage as quickly as possible. Contact us today at 802-375-1500

Avoid Water Damage to your Vacation / Seasonal Home in Manchester, Vermont

1/19/2015 (Permalink)

Avoid water damage to your vacation / seasonal home by taking these easy and inexpensive precautions:

1. Shut off main water supply valve when you leave, to minimize possible water damage.

2. Set thermostats to a minimum of 55 degrees when you are away. Heat may not get to your home's extremities - open cupboards and doors where pipes are isolated.

3. Ask a trusted neighbor to check your house periodically while you are away. Delay in recognizing and stopping water damage can substantially increase the severity of the loss.

4. Install a temperature monitor. A battery-powered monitor can notify you if the temperature in your home has fallen below a safe level.

5. Having regular heating system maintenance and automatic fuel deliveries can save on fuel bills and reduce the risk of losing heat when you need it most.

6. If you close your property for winter, drain the water pipes.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties has extensive experience with vacation and second homes in the Manchester area, serving; Manchester, Dorset, Sunderland, and Arlington.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties: 802-375-1500

Prevent Water Damage to Your Vacation / Seasonal Home Serving the Stratton Mountain area,Vermont

1/19/2015 (Permalink)

Avoid water damage to your vacation / seasonal home by taking these easy and inexpensive precautions:

1. Shut off main water supply valve when you leave, to minimize possible water damage.

2. Set thermostats to a minimum of 55 degrees when you are away. Heat may not get to your home's extremities - open cupboards and doors where pipes are isolated.

3. Ask a trusted neighbor to check your house periodically while you are away. Delay in recognizing and stopping water damage can substantially increase the severity of the loss.

4. Install a temperature monitor. A battery-powered monitor can notify you if the temperature in your home has fallen below a safe level.

5. Having regular heating system maintenance and automatic fuel deliveries can save on fuel bills and reduce the risk of losing heat when you need it most.

6. If you close your property for winter, drain the water pipes.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties has extensive experience with vacation and second homes in the Stratton area, serving; Winhall, Bondville, Peru, Londonderry, South Londonerry, Weston and Jamaica.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties: 802-375-1500

Water Damage Emergency Tips for Stratton, Vermont by SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties, Vermont

1/9/2015 (Permalink)

WHAT YOU CAN DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES:

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful.

Have A Water Damage Emergency?
Call 1-802-375-1500

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties

PO Box 2167

Manchester Center, VT 05255

802-375-1500

Rutland, Vermont Residents: We specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

2/26/2014 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rutland, Vermont Residents: We specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Rutland, VT Home's basement flooded due to a pipe burst.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • Any many more
  • If You Have Questions or Need Help, Please Call Us at 802-375-1500

    A pipe burst, creating 3 inches of standing water in the basement, caused the flooding in this Rutland home. We were onsite within an hour, to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process. In less than four days we had the basement dry. We use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine your home's structure is actually dry. If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home's structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

    We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We're a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly - One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Highly Trained Technicians in Water Restoration Techniques.
  • We Use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
  • Basement Flooded? Call Us Today - We're Here To Help 802-375-1500