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SERVPRO: Your Weapon Against MRSA

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

MRSA bacteria seen through a microscope Stay healthy! MRSA is one of the biohazards that SERVPRO cleans and sanitizes at homes and businesses.

SERVPRO is known for its quick and thorough disaster remediation of fire, water, storm, mold and other damage at homes and businesses throughout the U.S. But you may not know that SERVPRO can protect people from dangerous and sometimes fatal MRSA infections! Because our professionals are trained to safely handle the worst biohazards, they know how to sanitize facilities to remove all traces of MRSA and other germs.

What Is MRSA?

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, is a common strain of bacteria, which can cause infections in the bloodstream, lungs, bones or soft tissues. Staph is typically curable with antibiotics, but some staph strains have become resistant to our most effective antibiotics—including methicillin—and are now much more difficult to eradicate. Usually, these MRSA infections take root in already-ill persons who are in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Another type of MRSA is often called a “superbug,” because it causes drug-resistant infections in previously healthy people. This type of infection is referred to as CA-MRSA, or community-acquired MRSA, and it usually manifests as a skin infection. You may have heard of CA-MRSA outbreaks affecting healthy adults and children in schools, gyms, locker rooms, prisons and other public buildings.

To prevent a MRSA infection, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises:

  • Keep wounds covered
  • Practice good basic hygiene
  • Do not share personal items, such as towels or razors
  • Launder soiled clothing
  • Clean surfaces that people may contact

How SERVPRO Fights MRSA and Other Biohazards

SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. We have the necessary safety equipment, cleaning products and established procedures to transform unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

In the case of an active MRSA outbreak, our crews arrive ready to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and all contents to eradicate the bacteria. Because we stand ready around the clock to respond quickly to any disaster, a call to SERVPRO will reduce the time your facility will have to be closed, minimizing your loss of money and reputation.

Help Prevent a MRSA Outbreak at Your Commercial Property

Many commercial facilities at risk of a MRSA outbreak—such as schools, medical facilities, long-term care facilities, gyms, etc.—proactively contract with SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield for regular cleaning services. With SERVPRO’s crews at your facility, thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces on a regular basis, you will reduce your chances of experiencing an outbreak of MRSA or other infectious disease—and you’ll safeguard the health of your employees and customers.

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

8 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes at Your Business

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water pours from a ceiling light fixture in an office Help avoid costly water damage by taking steps before a big freeze puts your commercial property at risk from a frozen and burst pipe.

Frozen pipes are a leading source of commercial property damage during severe winter weather. If a pipe freezes and then bursts in your office, restaurant, warehouse or other commercial building, your business can suffer water damage costing tens of thousands of dollars—which can put you out of operation for days or weeks. Reduce your risk of winter water damage by taking these eight steps.

1. Keep the Cold Out

Seal windows, doors and other openings on exterior walls with caulk or insulation to prevent cold air from penetrating the wall cavity.

Seal all wall cracks and penetrations including domestic and fire protection lines, electrical conduit and other utility service lines.

Insulate and seal attic penetrations, such as partition walls, vents, plumbing stacks, and electric and mechanical chases.

Insulate recessed light fixtures in the ceiling to reduce heat entering the attic. Look for visible light inside the attic, and if present, insulate or seal. (If the space above a suspended ceiling is conditioned, there is no need for added insulation or sealing.)

2. Keep Your Pipes Warm

Insulate the pipes most vulnerable to freezing by using foam pipe insulation that wraps around them.

3. Install an Automatic Excess Flow Switch

Install an automatic excess flow switch on the main incoming domestic water line to monitor and provide early detection of a broken pipe or valve. Use wireless sensors near water sources.

4. Monitor Your Sprinkler Systems

Monitor your building’s sprinkler systems using a central station to provide early detection of a pipe failure. Heat your sprinkler control rooms.

5. Provide Backup Power

Install a reliable backup power source, such as a stand-by generator, to ensure continuous power and heat to your building. When a winter storm or cold spell is on the way, stock up on fuel for the generator.

6. Install a Temperature Monitoring System

Install a monitoring system that will notify you if the building’s temperature drops below a certain temperature. Set your thermostat to 55 degrees F or above.

7. Have a Disaster Recovery Expert on Call

Before a water disaster happens is the best time to research local companies, like SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield, who will respond immediately and handle your building’s damage remediation from start to finish—getting you back to work as soon as possible.

8. Keep Water Running During a Deep Freeze

Set your faucets to drip during extreme cold weather. This will help prevent freezing of the water inside pipes, and if freezing does occur, will relieve pressure in the pipes between the ice blockage and the faucet.

Source: Disaster Safety

If your business suffers a water disaster from a frozen pipe that bursts, 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, fire and smoke damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

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If your business suffers a water disaster from a frozen pipe that bursts, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

Your Possessions Are Safe with SERVPRO

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

A piece of furniture is wrapped in plastic and is labeled with a QR-code If you've suffered a disaster at your home, SERVPRO will clean and care for your possessions securely and professionally.

Suffering a fire, smoke, water, sewage or storm disaster leaves you feeling so vulnerable, as both your home and your clothing, furniture and other treasured possessions may have been damaged or destroyed. SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield not only handles every aspect of restoring your home, we also treat your possessions with the utmost care.

Earlier in 2019, SERVPRO rolled out a new digital inventory system that tracks your possessions while we clean and store them and repair your home. We know at a glance the location of your items as well as their status: being cleaned or in storage.

A Secure Process, End to End

SERVPRO cares for 100% of your possessions. The process starts at your home, where our project manager evaluates each item to determine the necessary treatment. While you watch, we photograph each item, then secure your furniture in blankets and fragile items in bubble wrap. Then we wrap everything in plastic, label it with your name and unique QR-code. Smaller personal items are boxed, photographed, sealed and labeled.

Once all is packed, you review and sign off on a tracking form that lists all the items with photos. Further on in the process, this list can form the basis of your insurance claim. We then load your wrapped possessions into storage containers or vaults (also labeled and QR-coded) and transport everything to our storage and operations facility in Bloomfield. Constructed in 2015, it is one of the largest SERVPRO warehouses in the nation.

With a scan, SERVPRO staff can immediately tell if a particular item needs cleaning, is being or has been cleaned (and when) or is waiting in a secure storage container. We entrust certain items, like smoke-damaged clothing, or unique possessions, like pianos or pool tables, to our network of reliable specialty cleaners. When a homeowner needs to retrieve items before the restoration is completed—documents for insurance claims or the contents of a kitchen, for example—we can quickly locate the items in our inventory system.

An Unbroken Chain of Custody

Once all items have been returned to your home, you review and sign off on the original tracking form to ensure that all your items are present, clean and in good condition. Thanks to our proven procedures and bolstered by our digital inventory system, we ensure an unbroken chain of custody while your possessions are in our care.

When your home and possessions have been damaged by a wind, water or fire event, nothing is more important than restoring everything “Like it never even happened.” Depend on SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield to care for your possessions with the highest security and care!

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

Too Much Snow Can Collapse Your Roof

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Snow is piled high on a rooftop If too much snow piles up on your roof, your home could suffer structural damage or even a collapse. Follow these tips to avoid problems.

Winter storms in Connecticut can quickly dump a lot of snow and ice on the roof of your home or commercial property. The state's building code requires that residential roofs withstand snow loads of at least 30 pounds per square foot, which works out to about four feet of fluffy snow, two feet of dense snow or about six inches of water. This kind of snow load can lead to building damage and even collapse.

Buildings with flat roofs are especially at risk. Low-sloping roofs over porches, carports and additions (which can have undersize rafters) can be vulnerable, too. And the threat from the weight of heavy snow remains after the storm ends if cold temperatures prevent melting.

Take these steps to reduce the risk of roof damage and collapse in a winter storm.

Before the Storm

  • Inspect roofs for leaks or structural deficiencies.
  • Clear gutters, drains and downspouts of ice and debris.

After the Storm

  • Estimate the number of inches of snow on the roof, perhaps by looking for an area on the ground where snow buildup resembles what has piled up on the roof. Multiply it by 1.25 (the weight of 1 square foot every inch of snow with 25 percent moisture density). That’s your snow load.
  • Clear areas around downspouts so that water from melting snow has a path to flow away from the house or building.
  • Remove snow from side walls to prevent high snow mounds from pushing them in.
  • Clear snow and ice away from exhaust vents that go through exterior walls.

Important: Never put untrained people on roofs to clear snow. They could easily slip and fall to the ground or make contact with electrical wires while on the roof.

Signs of Damage or Roof Failure

  • Look for improper operation of doors or windows, deflection of ceiling finishes or exposed beams, roof leaks or sprinkler heads moved from their normal positions.
  • Temporarily shore up and brace dipping or sagging roofs or walls.
  • If you are concerned about your building’s condition, contact a structural engineer or your local building official for an assessment.

Source: The Hanover Insurance Group

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

4 Tips for Fire Safety

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

A burned stove in a kitchen Unattended cooking is one of the biggest causes of fires in the home. Prevent a disaster by following these fire safety tips.

While no one expects a fire in their home, the reality is that fire departments in the United States respond to a fire call every 24 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Follow these four fire safety tips that can help you and your family avoid being surprised by a fire disaster in your home. 

1. Cook safely

Cooking—especially unattended cooking—is the biggest cause of fires and injuries in homes, according to the NFPA.

  • Stay in the kitchen if you’re frying, boiling, grilling or broiling If you have to leave—even for a short time—turn off the stove.
  • Remain nearby if you are simmering, baking or roasting, and use a timer to remind you to check the food often.
  • Keep flammable items (oven mitts, dish towels, wooden utensils or food packaging) away from the cooktop.
  • Maintain a “kid-free zone” at least three feet around the stove or where any other hot food is being prepared (such as near a slow cooker).

2. Heat your home safely

As winter approaches, follow these heating safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Keep flammable items at least three feet away from heating equipment, such as a furnace, space heater, fireplace or wood stove.
  • Turn space heaters off before leaving a room or going to sleep.
  • Never leave pets or children unsupervised near a space heateror wooden stove, and keep them at least three feet away.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have your furnace and fireplace cleaned and inspected by a professional before using them this winter.

3. Check your electrical cords

About 2,000 fires each year are due to damaged electrical cords, overloaded plugs or short circuits, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 

  • Purchase and use cords, power strips, etc. that are certified by an independent testing lab (check the label).
  • Check all your electrical cords for fraying, cracks or other signs of wear, and replace damaged cords or have them professionally repaired.
  • Use extension cords only when necessary and not for an extended period of time. Don’t run extension cords across doorways or under carpeting.
  • Avoid overloading outlets and power strips with more plugs than they are intended for.
  • Use cords labeled “for outdoor use” when using appliances or tools outside.

4. Test your smoke detectors

  • Test your smoke detectorsonce a month and change the batteries at least once a year (perhaps at the beginning or end of daylight saving time).
  • Replace any smoke detectorsthat are more than 10 years old. 
  • Install a smoke detector inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every floor in your house, including the basement.

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

We’re Here to Help

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. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

Source: The Allstate Insurance Company

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4 Things to Have Before the Storm

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Plastic bin packed with food, water and other supplies to survive a storm. Setting aside a supply of food, water and essentials means you'll have an easier time surviving a storm and the resulting damage.

The time before a big storm hits is critical! Don’t wait for the governor to declare a state of emergency and don’t get caught scrambling or waiting in long lines to prepare. Stock up now—and have an easier time getting through the storm.

1. Lights & Batteries

When the power fails, you’ll need an alternative light source and the batteries to power it. Consider a lantern that is compact, yet offers abundant light. Lay in an ample supply of batteries for the lantern and for flashlights and portable radios as, well.

2. Food & Water

Aim to keep a two-week supply of food and water for storm-related emergencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends storing at least one gallon of water per day for each member of your family. Include foods that are high in calories and nutrition, and that don’t require refrigeration, water or special preparation, such as canned food, dry mixes and cupboard staples. Keep your stores in a cool, dry place—dark, if possible. Monitor the expiration dates and replace as necessary.

3. First Aid Kit

Be ready to handle minor injuries, because emergency workers will be stretched thin during a major storm. Have a first-aid kit on hand in a portable carrying case with bandages, gauze, a cold compress, scissors, tweezers and more.

4. Documents & Records

Recovering from a storm disaster is hard enough—and it’s even harder if you can’t prove who you are. Protect your important identification documents, such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, marriage certificates, adoption papers, passports, naturalization documents, wills, living wills, powers of attorney and property deeds/titles, in a portable waterproof, fire-safe security chest. If there’s room, you can also store important DVDs, portable disks and flash drives.

When you have suffered damage from a storm 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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Call SERVPRO for Commercial Biohazard Cleanup

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Workers in hazmat suits clean a biohazard-contaminated workplace. A biohazard contamination in your commercial space requires remediation by experts like SERVPRO, who follow all OSHA and health regulations.

Trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills or other biohazards at your place of business can happen suddenly and must be dealt with quickly and professionally. Call on SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield to safely remove and dispose of biohazards in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants at your commercial building can pose serious health consequences for your workers and customers. SERVPRO has the right training, procedures, tools and products to transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe workplaces.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations, including:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scenes
  • Deaths by suicide, accident or homicide
  • Blood and bloodborne pathogens
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Meth labs

If your commercial property encounters a biohazard situation, follow our Biohazard Emergency Tips—Until Help Arrives guide to protect yourself and your building. And remember: we are available 24 hours a day for your emergency.

If your business suffers a biohazard contamination, 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, fire and smoke damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

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If your business suffers a biohazard contamination, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

With SERVPRO, Your Business Can Handle the Largest Disaster

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

The specialists on the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can respond to the largest disasters 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You prepare your business for just about any challenge, but a large-scale disaster like a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, fire or flood means recovery efforts have to be fast and comprehensive. The Disaster Recovery Team at SERVPRO will get you back to work as soon as possible.

SERVPRO’s specialized Commercial Large Loss Division stands ready to respond A.S.A.P. to any size or type of disaster. Our elite specialists are prequalified, thoroughly trained and equipped, and located strategically throughout the U.S.

Our disaster experts respond immediately, gather information, travel to the disaster, set up equipment and a command center, use the resources of our more than 1,800 SERVPRO franchises, and hire and supervise temporary labor as needed. Best, we are ready to respond to your emergency, no matter how large, around the clock, 365 days a year.

When the worst happens and you fear that all is lost—when you watch your store burn or your warehouse fill with flood water—know that the Disaster Recovery Team at SERVPRO is standing by to help you rebuild and recover.

For 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, fire and smoke damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

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Older Homes Pose Unique Fire Risks

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Heed these warning signs of an outdated electrical system to help prevent a fire in your older home.

If your house is more than 40 years old, unseen fire risks may by lurking in outdated wiring. Almost 50,000 electrical house fires occur each year in America. Many of these tragedies can be prevented with a routine inspection.

These are the warning signs of a failing electrical system:

  • flickering or dim lights
  • frequent power outages
  • sparks
  • smoke
  • unusual sounds like sizzles or burning smells
  • any kind of electrical shock
  • damaged insulation
  • warm or hot outlets or switches
  • a shrinking television picture
  • reliance on extension cords for everyday use

If you see any of these warning signs or you can't remember the last time your electrical system was inspected, don’t delay! Hire a licensed and insured electrician or electrical inspector to prevent a fire disaster in your home.

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

We’re Here to Help

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What To Do Immediately After Storm Damage

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

You'll recover from storm damage faster if you have a strategy in place to stay safe and act fast.

When a big storm threatens, have a strategy to deal with damage and safety hazards immediately after the storm. The upheaval may seem overwhelming, but these steps can help you begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, back to normal.

First, Be Safe

  • Be very cautious around physical hazards such as collapsed roof materials, damaged windows, collapsed walls or standing water
  • Beware of broken glass, exposed nails and other sharp objects on the property
  • Shut off the main gas line if you smell gas
  • Contact a reputable property restoration company like SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield to secure your property and make it safe for your family’s use
  • To prevent mold growth, dry out furniture, carpeting and building materials within 48 hours
  • If necessary, arrange for an alternative place for you and your family to live while your property is being restored

Speed Up Your Insurance Claim

Immediately notify your insurance agent about the damage to your home. If it is safe to move around your property, photograph or video the damage so that you have a record for your insurance company, helping you receive faster and more complete claims processing.

Seek Federal Disaster Assistance

The federal government may have declared your area a disaster area, meaning you’ll be eligible for low-cost loans to help restore your property. You will be required to file documents to receive these loans.

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