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Pay Attention to Your Commercial HVAC System

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Pay Attention to Your Commercial HVAC System A breakdown of your HVAC system during the cooling or heating season will be costly and disruptive. Avoid trouble with some routine maintenance.

Don’t forget about your HVAC system—if it breaks down at the wrong time, it will be both a major inconvenience and a major expense.

You can prolong your system’s life, increase its efficiency and potentially avoid a breakdown by doing some routine maintenance:

  • Install a high-efficiency, pleated air filter and replace it every 90 days
  • Clear your heating and AC units of pollen, leaves and grass
  • Keep two feet of space clear around your outdoor AC and heating units
  • Inspect refrigerant lines for leaks or cracking every month
  • In the summer, turn off the water running to the furnace humidifier
  • In the fall, replace the humidifier filter and turn the water back on

In addition, once or twice a year in the spring or fall, hire a professional such as SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield to inspect and clean your HVAC system. If maintenance is needed, it can be done right away without inconveniencing you or your employees. Another bonus: routine HVAC maintenance will also save you money by improving your building’s energy efficiency.

For HVAC, cleanup or disaster restoration needs, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield has specialized training and experience in water damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup, fire and smoke damage restoration services and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

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Your Appliances Can Be a Fire Hazard

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Appliances Can Be a Fire Hazard Save your family from a fire disaster by following these home appliance safe usage tips.

Home appliances make all of our lives easier, but they are potential fire hazards. Follow these tips for safety when using any electric, gas or heat appliances:

  • Regularly clean, inspect and maintain appliances, especially those 15 years or older
  • Only run appliances when you're at home

Oven/Stovetop

  • Keep it clean—baked-on grease and residue can easily cause grease fires
  • Never leave food cooking on a stovetop unattended
  • Keep fabric (such as a dishcloth) away from heat and flame

Microwave

  • Don’t heat food or materials that are flammable, such as aluminum foil, Styrofoam or some plastic containers

Toaster/Toaster Oven

  • Clean it regularly—crumbs can accumulate and stick to the bottom of the toaster
  • Never use unsupervised—the heating elements can become faulty over time and may not turn off

Clothes Dryer

  • Keep vents and filters clean by removing lint after each use
  • At least once a year, clean the lint from the exhaust hose at the back of the dryer

When you have suffered a fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

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After a fire, the team at SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield uses specialized fire restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition.

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Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.633.8791 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

A Better Insurance Claims Process with SERVPRO

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO A Better Insurance Claims Process with SERVPRO We are experts at filing and expediting insurance claims to improve our clients' disaster recovery experiences.

If you’ve suffered a disaster at your home or business, you simply do not need any more hassles! That’s why our goal is to provide you with a stress-free insurance claims process. SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield is determined to help get your life back to normal.

To make your insurance claims process as smooth and swift as possible, SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield will:

  • create thorough visual and written documentation of the damage to your home or business
  • document the condition of each item we remove for cleaning or storage on a spreadsheet with photos
  • work directly with your insurer, communicating with you at all times
  • handle the paperwork to make sure the processing and payment of your claim is as fast as it can be

Behind the scenes, SERVPRO stays current with the latest insurance developments by maintaining affiliations with the New England Claims Executive Association and the Risk & Insurance Management Society.

We are proud that so many insurance companies recommend SERVPRO to their clients because working with us makes their jobs easier.

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield has specialized training and experience in water damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup, fire and smoke damage restoration services and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

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Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.633.8791 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

SERVPRO’s One-Stop Disaster Cleanup

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO’s One-Stop Disaster Cleanup For water, fire or any other type of damage, when you need experts to handle your disaster recovery, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield.

Recovering from a disaster—whether it’s water, fire, storm, mold or other damage—is stressful, but SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield makes it easier! We can take on as many of the details of your disaster remediation as you want, saving you from worry and work. With our experience, capabilities, expert staffing and all the right equipment, we are your all-in-one disaster cleanup experts, from beginning to end.

Rely on SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield to:

  • arrive at your home or business promptly and evaluate your damage
  • act quickly to prevent more damage
  • photograph, document and pack out your possessions
  • thoroughly clean each item and store it in our clean, organized and secure facility in clearly-labeled QR-coded containers
  • remove all the damaged material from your structure
  • perform repairs or reconstruction
  • bring all your possessions back and restore your home or business to the way it was
  • coordinate your insurance claims process

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield has specialized training and experience in water damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup, fire and smoke damage restoration services and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

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Ralph DiCristofaro 
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Call 860.633.8791 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

Summer Fire Safety

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Summer Fire Safety Enjoy your summer, but be sure to be safe—avoid fires and injuries from cookouts, fireworks and other outdoor activities.

We love summer for its vacations, parties and celebrations, but summertime also carries the risk of fires and injuries from fireworks and outdoor cooking.

Know how to prevent a burn while you enjoy cooking and other outdoor activities this summer:

  • Wear short sleeves or roll them up when cooking on the grill
  • Use long-handled barbecue tools
  • Keep a 3-foot safety zone around grills, fire pits and campfires
  • Keep a bucket of water near your grill, fire pit or campfire

Firework Safety

The best way to protect your family is to not use fireworks at home. A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that more than 200 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July Fourth holiday. Leave the lighting of fireworks to the professionals and attend public displays.

When you have suffered a fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

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If you suffer a fire disaster, the team at SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield has specialized fire restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition.

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Don’t Come Home to Water Damage!

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don’t Come Home to Water Damage! Take a few precautions before you go on vacation, and you may prevent a sudden flood in your home.

You’ve just returned from a relaxing summer vacation. What could be worse than opening your door and finding your home is flooded?

Unfortunately, this happens all too often: the second most common homeowner insurance claim is for water damage. Whether it’s from a ruptured washing machine hose, leaky supply line or burst pipe, the consequences can be devastating. And, if water has been present for more than 48 hours, you may also have mold damage.

To help avoid a water disaster while you’re away this summer:

  • Test your sump pump and check for leaky pipes
  • Check and replace old or damaged supply lines to your washing machine, dishwasher, water heater and refrigerator
  • Turn off the water supply to your washing machine
  • Clean your gutters and drain pipes

When you have suffered a water or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

If you returned home only to discover that a water disaster has occurred, don’t delay: call a water damage remediation company like SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield. We’re here to help when you have property and structure damage from a water disaster—and we’ll get the job done quickly and completely!

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We serve East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Portland, Rocky Hill, South Glastonbury and Wethersfield, Connecticut.

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Ralph DiCristofaro 
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Call 860.633.8791 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a water or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

Keep Water Out of Your Home

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Keep Water Out of Your Home Taking some simple steps will help keep water from entering your home and causing water and mold damage.

Water damage is one of the most common and costly disasters affecting American residences, accounting for billions of dollars in losses to homeowners and renters each year. Here are some simple steps you can take right now (okay, this weekend!) that will go a long way toward preventing water damage to your home.

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles
  • Check downspouts. Remove accumulated debris and position downspouts to direct water away from the house
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems. Be sure they are not damaging the walls and foundations of the house
  • In winter, turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes
  • Install gutter guards to prevent clogging so that water flows easily from the roof

When you have suffered a water or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

If you do suffer damage from a water disaster, you’ll need to act fast. Step one is to call an experienced water damage remediation company, such as SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield. We’re here to help when you have property and structure damage from a water disaster—and we’ll get the job done quickly and completely!

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Ralph DiCristofaro 
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Call 860.633.8791 
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When you have suffered a water or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

Power Outage Safety (Part 1): Before the Storm

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Power Outage Safety (Part 1): Before the Storm The best way to weather the storm and a resulting power outage is to be prepared.

Storms, such as lightning and thunderstorms, often cause power outages that can last for many hours or even days. You can minimize inconvenience and maximize safety at home by being prepared for an outage.

  • Inventory the items you need that rely on electricity.
  • Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for electrical medical devices and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures.
  • Have plenty of extra batteries on hand.
  • Sign up for local alerts and warning systems. Monitor weather reports.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup in central locations on every level of your home.
  • Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long battery backup will last.
  • Have a supply of nonperishable food and water. Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member.
  • Place a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so you can check the temperature when the power is restored.
  • Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.

When you have suffered damage from a storm at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

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We serve East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Portland, Rocky Hill, South Glastonbury and Wethersfield, Connecticut.

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Ralph DiCristofaro 
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Call 860.633.8791 
24-hour emergency service

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Power Outage Safety (Part 2): During and After the Storm

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Power Outage Safety (Part 2): During and After the Storm What to do when the lights (and every other electrical device in your home!) go out.

When a storm has caused a power outage, stay safe by following these tips.

During

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Your refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours; a full freezer will hold its temperature for about 48 hours. Use coolers with ice if necessary. Monitor temperatures with a thermometer.
  • Use food supplies that don’t require refrigeration.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Use generators, camp stoves or charcoal grills outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows. Never use a gas stovetop or oven to heat your home.
  • Check on your neighbors. Older adults and young children are especially vulnerable to extreme temperatures.
  • Go to a community location with power if heat or cold is extreme.
  • Disconnect appliances, equipment or electronics. When power returns, momentary surges can cause damage.

When you have suffered damage from a storm at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

After

  • Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees or higher for two hours or more, or that has an unusual odor, color or texture.
  • If the power is out for more than a day, discard any medication that should be refrigerated, unless the drug’s label says otherwise.

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SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield
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Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.633.8791 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered damage from a storm at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

The Right Equipment for Water Damage Cleanup

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Right Equipment for Water Damage Cleanup SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield has the right equipment, staff and skills to quickly and completely clean up your water damage.

When you’ve suffered water damage to your basement, structure and property, the right water extraction tools are vital for timely, cost-effective drying and restoring.

To minimize water damage you must have accurate measurements of the air conditions—temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, dew point, etc.—so you can create the right atmosphere for efficient drying.

SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield uses equipment like moisture sensors, moisture meters and thermohygrometers to define how much moisture has been absorbed. We also use advanced equipment to verify that your basement or other environment has dried thoroughly.

Removing water quickly means the environment dries much faster, and the most effective way to remove moisture is extraction. SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield uses extractors to clean carpets, upholstery and floors after water damage. Our air moving and dehumidification equipment speeds up evaporation. And our deodorization equipment produces a mist that penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. Our water extraction teams also use ultra-low-volume foggers to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach places. 

We’re here to help when you have property and structure damage from a water disaster—and we’ll get the job done quickly and completely!

When you have suffered a water or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

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SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield
We serve East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Portland, Rocky Hill, South Glastonbury and Wethersfield, Connecticut.

SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
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Call 860.633.8791 
24-hour emergency service

When you have suffered a water or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791