List of Services Here At SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe
We cover a range of restoration and cleaning services here At SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe. When the unexpected happens call us, and our team will make it look "Like it never even happened." You can count on us to get the job done!
- Water Removal & Dehumidification
- Mold Mitigation & Remediation
- Catastrophic Storm Response
- Move Outs & Contents Restoration
- Electronics & Equipment
- Document Drying
- Contents Claim Inventory Service
- Lead Abatement (RRP)
- Air Ducts & HVAC
- Biohazard & Crime Scene
- Carpet & Upholstery
- Drapes & Blinds
- Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
- Dumpster & Debris Removal
- Data Center Cleaning
- Vandalism & Graffiti
- Trauma & Crime Scene
- Sewage & Toilet Overflow
CALL (802) 655-7797 for any cleaning or restoration needs!
Mold Damage in Your Home
Concealed areas such as wall cavities and crawl spaces tend to retain higher humidity levels. Areas with low natural lighting accumulating mold and debris are very common places for mold proliferation because apart from moisture, mold also requires a food source. Since these areas of the home are rarely inspected, mold colonies have enough time to spread before they are noticed. We offer professional remediation services that can solve your mold problems.
If you suspect mold damage, it is essential to take immediate steps to deal with the damage. Signs of possible mold damage include a musty smell, and could also be caused by past water damage. A certified technician can thoroughly inspect the affected area.
Identifying all possible moisture sources in a building is essential for long-term results. Mold can be a result of condensation due to the differences in temperature, or when walk have an impermeable covering such as vinyl wallpaper. However in most cases the moisture originates from leakage in the plumbing system or issues in the roof. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate all possibilities to identify the moisture source.
Hidden mold colonies should not lead to long-term problems.Call SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe to help! (802) 655-7797
3 Types of Secondary Damage After a Flood
When a flood first occurs in your home you may experience some immediate damage, such as wet drywall and carpet. This damage is referred to as a primary damage. If water is left to sit for a long enough time secondary damage will often occur which can often cause more harm. The best way to prevent secondary damage, is to immediately contact SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe. If the water damage is not addressed quickly enough you may encounter these types of secondary damage in your home.
1. Deteriorating Drywall
While flood waters can immediately make their way into you walls, drywall will soon start to breakdown if not thoroughly dried. One common cause of rotting drywall is a leak by a broken pipe or leaky roof, which often goes unnoticed by homeowners.
2. Mold Growth
Mold loves moisture, which is why water damage often lead to mold growth in your home. Specific species of mold such as black mold, thrive on a constant water source. If left untreated mold will continue to spread and damage other parts of the house.
3. Warping Hardwood Floors
If faced with high humidity or extended contact with water, hardwood floors will often experience warping. You can tell if floors are warped if they are visibly disfigured or rising off the ground. This can happen when an undetected leak makes it under your floors, or when flood water is not dealt with fast enough.ame
Soot and Smoke Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive, and can penetrate almost any space within your home or business. Lingering smoke and soot can cause hidden damage, and strong odors. Our technicians have experience that allow them to inspect and assess the damage done to your home.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Some easy to clean, and others more difficult but we have the equipment to handle the job.
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Fire Restoration Services
Here at SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe we have the certification, knowledge, and experience to restore your property. Our technicians will work efficiently and effectively, to make it seem “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe's 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
Here at SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe we offer 24 hour water emergency services. When dealing with water damage it is your best interest to take immediate action. Not calling as soon as possible can increase the severity of the damage, and can allow mold growth to occur. Waiting to call could cause the water to wick up into the walls, and spread to other areas that weren't originally affected.
Our technicians have years of experience and will help guide you through the process. Wherever we go we help to decrease the stress and confusion as much as possible. We have the experience, and extensive training in water restoration.
What to expect?
When calling the office they will ask you a series of questions, concerning the extent of the damage to the property. These questions will help determine how big the job is, the type of equipment to bring, and number of technicians needed.
Our SERVPRO office will ask several pieces of information:
- Your name and contact information
- Address of affected property
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What was the cause of the damage? (if known)
Can My Carpets Be Saved?
The most common thing we hear after a water damage to your home is "Can my carpets be saved?" Once the damage has occurred, the technician will evaluate the extent of the damage to determine whether or not the carpet will need to be replaced.
Step 1: Call SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe
There are many reasons to work with us. Our experts have the equipment and knowledge to facilitate a quick and easy recovery. In most cases your insurance company will prefer that you work with professionals, and may provide coverage if you're not responding to a water damage promptly. Water damage restoration professionals will provide you with expert advice concerning water damage to your home.
Stage 2: Take Note of Exposure Time
If the carpets in your home or business have been saturated for longer than 72 hours, it would be in your best interest to replace them. Generally when carpets go under extreme saturation and are not dried properly, mold spurs will start to grow within the carpet.
Stage 3: Where Did the Water Come From?
One of the most important things to consider after a water damage is to find the source of the flooding. Depending on the type of water determines the course of action you would have to take. The most risk comes along with sewer or groundwater. Our technicians are trained in identifying the different types of water depending on their origin.
Step 4: Consider Your Course of Action
When starting the remediation process, a few different options will be presented to you. You should consider the time, inconvenience, cost, and safety before making a decision. Often times carpet removal is an option, due to the extent and type of damage.
Here at SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe we can make the process much easier if you call us immediately to handle the situation at hand. Call Today at (802) 655-7797 for 24/7 emergency service!
SERVPRO is one of the #1 companies in the industry, and is the most equipped when dealing with commercial cleaning. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe responds quickly to any emergency.
Commercial Restoration Services
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm and Major Loss
Call Anytime for Emergency Service (802) 655-7797
Not only does SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe specialize in commercial restoration services. We also offer commercial cleaning services from cleaning your kitchen, to cleaning the carpets. We have specialized equipment, chemicals, and cleaning methods to make your business look its very best.
Commercial Cleaning Services
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Bio-Hazard and Sewage
- Carpet and Upholstery
- Ceilings, Walls, and Floors
- Odor Removal and Deodorization
When professional cleaning is needed, or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe has the training and experience for it all.
Winter Storm Preparedness: Prevent Frozen Water Pipes
Winter Storm Preparedness: Prevent Frozen Water Pipes
A water damage during a winter storm usually happens when your pipes freeze. When water freezes, it turns into ice. As it turns into ice, the space that the water takes up in the pipe gets bigger. The bigger the expansion, the more pressure that is created inside the pipe. Some pipes may just get bent out of shape, but others will eventually break.
The pipes that are most likely to freeze are those outside the home that are exposed to the cold air.
Other vulnerable pipes are those indoors that don’t have access to heat, like those under your kitchen cabinets or in the garage.
How to Keep Pipes from Freezing
The best way to handle a water damage is to never let one happen. Although we have seen some pipes still burst even after precautions were taken place, the damage that resulted was considerably less. You can’t always prevent things from happening, but you can always be prepared.
- Before temperatures reach freezing, insulate exposed and vulnerable pipes. You can do this by installing pipe sleeves or even wrapping the pipes with newspaper.
- Close the garage door to prevent cold air from coming in.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.
- Keep your home heated above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep an eye on the weather forecast. Are freezing temperatures coming your way?
Still Need Water Damage Services?
If your pipes freeze and you have a water damage, give us a call immediately. A water damage that is not taken care of within 48 hours has a high probability of causing mold damage.
- Don’t delay. Call us as soon as you notice your water damage. The longer water stands in a structure, the more it will soak into the floors and walls of your home. As soon as you call, we will schedule a crew of technicians to travel to your home and begin remediation.
- Cut off the water source, if possible.
- Get contents off the floor. Many homeowners rush to put down towels to stop the water flow, and that’s okay. Towels can easily be cleaned at our cleaning facility if need be. What you want to look out for are small fragile textiles or objects on the floor that can be damaged by water. Examples include rugs, shoes, and anything else that is light enough for you to carry.
- Begin documentation. Take pictures where you see the water coming from. Then, take pictures of all the affected areas. Make note of the time this is taking place. While our technicians will also take the same documentation, it's important to start documenting as soon as possible to prove your loss to your insurance company.
Water Damage Remediation Process
24 Hour Emergency
As soon as you see the signs of a water damage, give us a call. You can reach us anytime of the day or night at 802-655-7797.
Water Damage Certification
Trust a company with trained and experienced technicians. Our employees begin their career with us by first passing the SERVPRO water mitigation training. Then, they advance to earn their IICRC Water Damage Certification. The IICRC is an independent certification body for the restoration industry and a trusted leader in water damage training.
Our technicians are trained and ready to help you now. We are the water damage restoration experts you can trust.
Trusted Leader in Water Damage Restoration in Colchester Vermont
SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company locally owned and operated in Vermont. Our current location opened its doors 11 years ago.
Our crews are available 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at 802-655-7797. Call us anytime!
Emergency Ready Profile
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help insure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."
In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your commercial facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.
The ERP also establishes SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe as your preferred SERVPRO franchise in the event of a disaster. Having a plan in place helps minimize the amount of time your business is inactive following a disaster.
The ERP is a no-cost assessment that requires little time, and can same you a lot of time and money in the future.
Faster to Every Disaster
SERVPRO of Winooski/Stowe specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit anywhere in Vermont we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,750 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 802-655-7797.