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Commercial Restoration with SERVPRO of Washington County

8/10/2023 (Permalink)

business woman at lunch Restoring your business to its prime: SERVPRO of Washington County makes disruptions a thing of the past

When disaster strikes your business, time is of the essence. Whether it's water damage from a burst pipe, fire damage from an unexpected blaze, or mold growth that's affecting the health of your employees and customers, you need rapid, professional assistance. Enter SERVPRO of Washington County, your trusted partner in commercial restoration.

Our team understands the complexities of commercial spaces. We know that every hour your business is down affecting your bottom line, and our goal is to get you back up and running as quickly as possible. With state-of-the-art equipment, certified technicians, and a commitment to excellent customer service, SERVPRO of Washington County is the first choice for businesses in need of restoration services.

Don't let unforeseen events disrupt your operations. Trust in the expertise and efficiency of SERVPRO of Washington County to make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Damage Clean Up & Restoration

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

A hallway is set up with air purification equipment after a fire. SERVPRO commercial fire damage restoration services are available 24/7 when your property experiences fire damage.

It is important to have a disaster restoration team capable of scaling up quickly and without quality loss when a commercial property is damaged by fire. Team Luzzi has one of the most expansive and experienced SERVPRO Franchise ownership groups in the United States. Our franchises cover an area of over 80,000 sq. miles, and we have locations in some of the most populated areas of the USA such as New York City and Boston. We have successfully restored commercial properties damaged from fire in New England, New York & New Jersey.

If a commercial property is damaged by fire we are always available to help. If necessary, we will immediately board up the area or provide tarp and covering services. This will protect the building from further damage. It also allows us to retrieve and move your belongings to another safe location for cleaning and restoration. Your assigned commercial manager will then coordinate an appropriate workforce for your property. We may need to work multiple shifts in order to clean the property and remove any smoke/soot damage. We are also equipped to handle water damage. This is usually happens after the fire has been extinguished. We are available and prepared to offer multiple services at once.

Once the restoration is complete, your project manager can provide a free estimate to complete reconstruction services. Our team is composed of skilled contractors who are capable of providing full-scale commercial construction services.

Please call us immediately if you are experiencing fire damage on your commercial property. Team Luzzi can provide transparent oversight and help you get back up and running quickly.

SERVPRO Westerly Commercial Water Removal can help you quickly

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in a parking lot. SERVPRO of Washington County provides commercial water and fire damage restoration services.

While the media focuses on water emergencies such as flooding or breaks in the municipal water lines, the most common causes of water loss in homes and businesses are the same. Water damage is most often caused by a lack of attention to leaks in pipes, condensation from cooling, freezing and refrigerator systems, malfunctioning water-using devices, accidental overflows and spills, and other factors such as: No matter what the source, water quickly filling spaces and recesses can cause serious damage to your commercial building's structure and contents.

Is it possible to find and fix water damage that we didn't notice until later?

Don't be afraid. Our team is well-versed in the detection of long-term, unnoticed damage. We will continue to look for it when we visit your Westerly company's water removal requirements. Each water loss call involves a thorough evaluation that includes both the obvious evidence and a research-based inspection to determine the migration path of the water. Sensitive devices are used to detect puddles or trapped water as well as to determine the moisture level of structural components. These data help us to determine the extent of the water intrusion and provide a base upon which we can design a drying plan.

How can you take care of hidden water in building cavities?

SERVPRO's certified and trained team is well-versed in water corrosive. It can tarnish metals, cause wood and cellulose products such as drywall and subflooring to deteriorate, shrink, weaken and warp, and can tarnished metals. There are many ways we can access and remove water and moisture.

Controlled demolition to make access points to wet material- Negative or Positive Air Pressure Systems like Injectidry
- High-efficiency dehumidifiers paired with carefully placed and heated air movers

SERVPRO can help you free your commercial property from water damage and moisture. You can be confident that a call to (401-315-2337) will get you a prompt and professional response to any water loss.

Commercial Mold Removal Rhode Island

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is present on a damp windowsill. SERVPRO of Washington County is available to help when your commercial property needs mold remediation services. Call us today.

Many businesses require deep cleaning services a few times a year and no matter what type of commercial operation you are managing if you find mold, you will most likely need a professional restoration company to truly solve the problem. Mold remediation and cleaning services are very common in the spring throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut & Massachusetts because the warmer weather provides a perfect atmosphere for mold and mildew growth. Our team of trained mold remediation technicians can permanently solve these problems even in large commercial and industrial spaces.

First we will identify the source of moisture that is feeding the mold growth. Eliminating the source may even require some construction work, such as the removal of sheetrock/drywall and insulation that is already beyond saving, once these materials become saturated they are no longer safe to salvage and should be removed as soon as possible and disposed. This is also true for drop ceilings, carpets and may other types of flooring. After removing these materials we will use whatever dehumidification technics our project managers deem best to ensure the affected area of the structure is dry and ready for reconstruction. Our project managers are trained to understand how to best utilize the latest in SERVPRO's dehumidification technology and equipment so that the process happens quickly and efficiently, inhibiting further mold growth.

Next, our techs will come and clean the surfaces that contain mold growth but do not need to be removed. This could be surfaces such as tiles and stone counter tops, cement structures and food safety surfaces. We will use mold and mildew killing solutions that will not damage the original surfaces but will ensure the fungus is completely removed.

After your commercial property is free from mold you may need construction services to replace building materials that are beyond saving. In this area we are ready to go! We can provide complete reconstruction services to replace drywall, flooring, drop ceilings and more.

So during your spring cleaning processes in your commercial property, if you find mold, don't wait, call us immediately. We can provide you solutions to quickly solve the problem and provide the equipment and services needed to ensure it does not happen again. Call us today.

Commercial Restoration Services Rhode Island

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees moving equipment from a van into a building. SERVPRO of Washington County is available for any size commercial restoration/damage repair project. Call us today.

SERVPRO of Washington County has been proud to server the residents and business of Washington County Rhode Island for over 15 years. During that time we have grown considerably with 11 franchises in 5 states. This expansion has allowed us to develop a growing team of talented Project Managers and Technicians that allow us to easily scale up our services when needed by our large commercial clients.

This is a huge advantage for these clients because sometimes their facilities face damage that covers thousands of square feet and causes the business costly down time. We look to reduce or eliminate that downtime as quickly as possible. Upon arrival our project managers will begin to asses the property and look to protect/wall-off the undamaged areas of the building preventing further damage and allowing us to contain the situation.

Next we will quickly schedule delivery of equipment and personnel to ensure that the restoration process begins in a timely fashion, every hour saved prevents further damage to a property during a water or fire emergency.

We are prepared to help in the event of an emergency, call us 24/7, 401-315-2337.

Commercial Cleaning After a Flood

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

An office building hallway is flooded, carpets show pooled water. SERVPRO of Washington County is the Areas Top Responder in Emergency Water Damage

The flood cleanup process requires a lot of effort, and there's no doubt that a lot of money is at stake. Fortunately, you can follow a checklist to help you get organized and keep things moving forward. The checklist can serve as a basic guideline for the flood cleanup process, and it will help you get the job done as quickly as possible.

When the flooding has stopped, it's time to clean the flood-damaged property. Standing water is an ideal breeding ground for mold and bacteria. In some cases, flood water may contain sewage from overflowing pipes. For this reason, it's crucial to clean as quickly as possible.

After the flooding, you should start the restoration process and contact your insurance company for coverage. Keeping employees safe is a top priority, and contacting your insurance company is essential. Additionally, you should also contact a professional environmental mitigation company to assist with the cleanup. They can provide advice on safe and effective methods for cleaning. The professionals will help you determine the best way to clean the water damage and avoid exposing your employees to harmful contaminants.

The flood cleanup process involves heavy sterilization. It's important to clean walls, floors, and ceilings with a hot detergent solution, as these areas are the most likely to have contaminated materials. Once the water has receded, it's important to make sure there are no harmful chemicals in the air. To prevent the spread of mold, you can hire a professional environmental mitigation team to clean the area properly.

Commercial Restoration From Westerly, RI to North Kingstown, RI

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration Companies Near Me SERVPRO of Washington County is the areas #1 Commercial Restoration Provider

Our team stands out from the rest by playing a critical role in commercial recovery events. With the capability to respond quickly and efficiently to any size commercial disaster we are your number one call in the event of water, fire, or storm damage. Our proven SERVPRO strategies reduce overall losses and keep your commercial property running, even during the recovery process. Our culture and team mentality is the key to our success.

Our franchise general managers and owners create a positive, winning atmosphere. Each of our employees is taught to take pride in their work and to recognize the importance of professionalism at all levels.

Our project managers prioritize their responsibilities to help minimize damage to properties in the event of a disaster. Project managers combine years of training with years of practical experience to quickly assess the situation and provide a quick response when faced with a disaster on a commercial property of any size.

SERVPRO is the preferred choice for disaster restoration. Our technicians have the ability to fully understand the processes. They respond immediately to restoration calls, monitor multiple job sites, and work closely with team members in order to ensure that every job site is safe.

We also rely heavily on technology and our equipment to provide the best possible results. We can use a wide range of tools to successfully complete commercial restoration projects. We keep abreast of the latest trends in drying technology, soot and scent removal equipment, and dehumidification.

How Can a Fast Response Protect a Water-Damaged South Kingstown Office?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

A person pulling up carpet and padding Call SERVPRO of Washington County when you business has had a water damage. We will get you taken care of the right way.

Prompt mitigation aids damaged South Kingstown offices from threatening conditions.

Among the chief mitigation steps that our SERVPRO team can take when reaching your water-damaged office building is to relocate at-risk items. Finding a safe space nearby or even off-site to store contents until the water restoration stages complete can save money on otherwise unnecessary cleaning, drying, and restoration when materials ultimately succumb to moist conditions. Relocated contents can include:

  • Documents
  • Furniture
  • Electronics

How Can SERVPRO Dry Out Office Carpeting?

Short pile carpeting is common for offices, so when there is water damage in South Kingstown commercial properties, there are several water removal and drying strategies available to help. The first approach that can often have the most direct results on the saturated carpet is our roving weighted extractor units. This remote-controlled device presses carpets against concrete subflooring in larger open areas to displace moisture to the surface for collection with an onboard wet vacuum. 

Because a water damage incident can stop production in your office building, you can trust our SERVPRO of Washington County team to get you back in business as soon as possible. We are ready to help 24/7 when you call (401) 315-2337.

How Can SERVPRO Keep South Kingstown Businesses Going After Water Damage?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team ready for action. Commercial water restoration should be left to the professionals. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

With fast mitigation, we can protect your South Kingstown business from irreparable harm.

It is one of our priorities to keep businesses running after unexpected disasters occur. As challenging and widespread as water damage restoration can often be, the appropriate containment and mitigation steps can often keep essential services happening for your company despite the restoration work that it needs. We have experienced professionals capable of helping and many critical areas for:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Flood restoration
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Basement flooding

What Emergency Services Water Damage Can Help? 

As you would expect with any water damage restoration for South Kingstown properties, the first steps that restoration professionals take upon arrival carry the most weight. Success with mitigation stages can often reduce expenses for the customer and provide a more efficient outcome. Because water emergencies can happen from multiple sources, a thorough inspection of the property can often determine where specific emergency services are necessary and which efforts can significantly impact the ultimate result. Often, our responding technicians' priorities are to address any standing water that might exist anywhere on the property. Pooling of any kind can pose greater threats as moisture migrates into less accessible areas.

Do Water Removal Services All Work the Same?

Water removal services for your business are not a universal approach that our SERVPRO team provides. Careful calculation is considered when choosing the right extraction tools and instruments. Excessive pooling can require more powerful and aggressive removal tactics like submersible pumps and truck-mount extractors. Water damage restoration almost always sees the use of wet vacuums in some capacity, usually in clearing the remainder of standing water or trapped moisture in high porosity materials like low-pile carpeting installed in your office space.

Who Can Perform Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages? 

Once drying gets underway in designated workspaces, repairs are often necessary to complete the recovery of the area. Drop ceiling tiles are standard in commercial properties and can become quickly damaged and stained by saturation. Water damage restoration efforts would often see controlled demolition remove these compromised materials and replace them once sufficient drying in this structural cavity occurs. Our general contractor license can also ensure we supply personnel to repair damaged plumbing or fixtures causing the leak.

What Is Necessary to Overcome Burst Pipes? 

While water removal services are among the chief concern after damaged pipes burst, water damage restoration by our SERVPRO team requires repairs and replacements of compromised pipes. Reinstalling these fixtures and plumbing ensures that we can restore running water to the structure and keep your facilities running as they should.

Our business is to get you back in business, and we can do that with the appropriate containment measures, mitigation, and drying approaches. You can count on SERVPRO of Washington County to be there when you need us. We are available 24/7 at (401) 315-2337.

Can Your South Kingston Business Experience Serious Water Damage Unrelated to Weather?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water leaking through a door onto the wooden floor Water damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and certified technicians. Call us right away!

SERVPRO can cleanup and restore your South Kingstown RI business after all types of water damage

South Kingston has about 50 other businesses besides yours. And although a storm may damage everything in the area, a broken pipe or burst water heater may put just one business out of operation. If that happens to you, what should you do? Call SERVPRO for water damage cleanup and restoration in South Kingston! Here’s why:

SERVPRO water damage training:

  • We’re trained in the best methods of water removal and restoration. Our technicians are IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
  • We bring and know how to use the industrial equipment necessary. Specific issues often require specialty equipment for best results. Pumps, wet/vacs, riding extractors, air movers, and various dehumidifiers.
  • We have additional skills as needed to solve your unique water damage issues. In addition to floors, subfloors, and walls, we can help with furniture and carpets for moisture removal and water damage mitigation.
  • We will evaluate the damage to determine what needs to be done, and keep you informed as we progress toward completion. We’re ready to restore your business “Like it never even happened.”

When you’re facing a major water issue, you cannot afford to have the job partially done or delayed. Our job is to keep your doors open for our customers, clients, and employees.

Call SERVPRO of Washington County at (401) -315-2337 to get started on cleanup and restoration right away!

The Sprinkler System in a Business Can Cause Damage

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Sprinkler system After a fire, our SERVPRO team is prepared to assist with every level of fire damage remediation.

Damage from fire and the sprinkler system in a South Kingstown establishment require professional restoration services.

Whether your business is a cafe or a yoga studio, you are susceptible to a fire erupting on the premises. 

Flames can be devastating, but their effect is often compounded by the gallons of water your sprinkler system pours to quench the fire.Rather than guess at the best method to clean and restore your business, allow a professional crew to help you.

Those needing fire damage restoration in South Kingstown can count on SERVPRO to give expert advice and mitigate your loss. Upon arrival, our technicians address the sprinkler system and verify that it is safe to enter the premises. With a clear view of the damage, we can make a plan to address the following-

  • Soot removal keeping in mind the nature of each surface we’re cleaning
  • Deodorizing following the effect of smoke
  • Ancillary damage such as mold growth or debris removal

Let SERVPRO of Washington County be your ally when you face fire damage. Call us at (401) 315-2337 and let us protect your business like it was our own.

Residents of South Kingstown Use Professional Remediators to Gauge and Correct Mold Infestation

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

two employees in pink cancer shirts in front of servpro vehicle SERVPRO remediates mold infestations and damage in South Kingston commercial properties

SERVPRO is Available for South Kingstown Residents in Need of Professional Mold Remediation.

South Kingstown is a township on Rhode Island in the Washington County District. The spacious township spreads out over 79.8 square miles and neighbors Charlestown, Narragansett, Richmond, and Exeter. The first British Settlements along the Pettaquamscutt River were set up in the seventeenth-century, and Kingstown was the site of a bloody battle during the King Philip's War in 1675. The community enjoys several historical sites that spread across Wakefield, Kingston Village, and Peace Dale. The current population of 30,639 can experience a mixture of athletics, arts, and culture in some of the many tracks, theater houses, and galleries. As an island county, the long stretches of beaches cover nearly ten-miles with various wildlife conservations, treks, fishing, and trails to explore. The proximity to water ensures that local cuisine centers on fresh oysters, seafood, and fish brought in from the bay or the adjacent Rhode Island Sound. 

South Kingstown residents have the Atlantic Ocean to the south, which connects inland via the Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound. Since its inception, the location of this part of the United States has been fraught with conflict. In the early modern period, warfare between indigenous tribes, the Wampanoag, and settlers was common. Simultaneously, the desire of royalists to incorporate autonomous colonies like Rhode Island failed with the Glorious Revolution in 1688. During the Revolutionary War, the area was among the first of the New England colonies to renounce the crown and side with George Washington. The proximity of South Kingstown to the ocean made it a vital area, both militarily and economically. The industrial revolution put Rhode Island at the center of the country's growing wealth, while the Gilded Age saw many workers moving into the coastal community leading to rapid urbanization. 

  • The Old Mountain Field is a sixty-acre greenspace that hosts live music, firework displays, and several sporting facilities. Chief among these is the collegiate baseball field that hosts local up-and-comers the Ocean State Waves. The non-profit sports organization promotes some of the top players from collegiate programs across the US. In the past five years, 29 of these junior baseball players have been drafted. 
  • The Oceanside town features some small breweries and distilleries that are open to the public serving unique craft alcohol that you cannot find in other states. These include the Whalers Brewing Company on Kingstown Road, which serves high ABV American Ales until 10 pm, six days a week. Also on Kingstown Road is the Sons of Liberty Distillery. Specializing in award-winning American single malt whiskeys. 
  • The Contemporary Theater Company on Main Street is an all year round playhouse that offers contemporary plays, Shakespeare adaptations, comedy, drama classes, and a summer camp. During the warmer months, an outdoor stage is set up for al fresco shows with special showings for kids and families. The organization relies on local donations to stay afloat, with many community enthusiasts signing up to volunteer, buy a membership, or become a patron of this cultural hub. 

Eating out in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

The opportunities to find delicious, locally-caught seafood and fine-dining on Rhode Island are abundant. In keeping with its long history of immigration, South Kingstown provides a diverse mix of traditional American, Italian, and Japanese cuisines, all of which source local produce from the bay and the nearby Sound. Main street offers a culinary feast while fresh seafood restaurants line the waterfront for those looking to browse before they buy. 

  • While technically in neighboring Wakefield, Trattoria Romana South is well worth the short trip for South Kingstown residents. Serving up classic Italian seafood within a delicate dining setting has proved a popular choice with residents of the area and tourists. The relaxed ambiance coupled with home-made plates of pasta and seasonal menus makes this venue among the top fine dining experiences on the southern shore of Rhode Island. 
  • Matunuck Oyster Bar is a large restaurant overlooking the waterfront of Potter Pond on Succotash Road. The unique raw oyster bar brings people through the doors with a fine selection of shrimp, clams, cherrystones, and many more. Most vegetables are grown organically on the far end of the pond at the oyster bar's plot, while seafood for the raw bar is farmed in Potter Pond itself.
  • Brickley's Ice Cream on Main Street is a seasonal business that serves freshly-made ice-creams to its clamoring customers. Located directly opposite the Contemporary Theater Company, queues can stretch around the block during peak periods. 

South Kingstown Residents Can Rely on SERVPRO to Perform Responsible Mold Remediation

Mold growth can be a worrying issue in your property. While molds, and other microbial organisms, are a natural part of our indoor environment, they can become problematic, causing unpleasant odors and indoor air-quality issues. Fungi are organisms that break down and feed on organic matter. Without intervention, these organisms can begin to breakdown parts of your building material assembly as well as fittings and furnishings. The ability to reproduce quickly in the right conditions allows molds to spread from one area to another rapidly and is often hidden inside wall cavities or subfloors. The core principle of controlling mold is to correct a latent moisture problem that allows them to grow and reproduce. 

  • Our technicians are happy working with indoor environmental specialists and hygienists to deliver a game plan for tackling mold. 
  • In the absence of a scientific professional, we can operate under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC).
  • Our teams have the experience and equipment needed to correct moisture problems, remove or reinstall building assembly, and get rid of mold colonies in your home. 
  • Careful treatment of semi-porous materials in your home using antimicrobial chemicals can help to prevent mold from building up during and after remediation.

If you suspect that mold is becoming an issue in your property, contact SERVPRO of Washington County at (401) 315-2337.

Is There A Need for Other Processes After Extracting Water from an Office?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

outside view of multi-story office SERVPRO has extensive experience in restoring flooding incidents in offices.

SERVPRO Provides Complete Flood Extraction Solutions in South Kingston Commercial Establishments 

Flooding incidents are significantly inconveniencing since they leave offices inoperable until all the intruding water is extracted. Suppose the flooding at your South Kingstown office involves clean water, such as rainwater from a leaky roof or an improperly sealed window. In that case, you might expect a resumption of operations after extracting all the standing water. 

Which situations can complicate flood extraction in South Kingstown offices? 

  • Water seeping below tiles
  • Water intrusion into wall cavities
  • Absorption of water by porous contents 

Even though the water pooling on surfaces such as floors might appear static, that is rarely the case since moisture migrates continuously. Floors made from non-porous materials such as tiles can mislead you to think that extraction is a sufficient response for commercial flooding in South Kingstown. However, water can seep below the surface through the tile joints. Leaving such water unaddressed can cause significant problems later. 

Our SERVPRO crews use specialized approaches to remove water trapped below tile surfaces. For instance, we use drying mats, which create a vacuum seal with the floor surface allowing an extraction tool to suck the water trapped beneath. 

How often does floodwater reach wall spaces or other cavities? 

Whether you need to remove water from wall cavities after a flooding incident depends on many factors, including: 

  • The period water sits in the property
  • The point of intrusion
  • The amount of water involved 

When water sits in a property for extended periods, it can easily find a way into hidden areas. Our SERVPRO teams try to prevent this by responding to calls within a few hours, the same day of the incident. Sometimes it is inevitable for water to filter into cavities. For instance, an intrusion from an elevated position readily drips water into wall spaces. Our technicians help remove such water faster by drilling weep holes at the bottom of the wall. We also have wall ventilation systems that help dry the wall materials after extracting the water.

SERVPRO of Washington County has the best resources to handle flooding. Call us at (401) 315-2337. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

My North Kingston Gift Shop Flooded – What Do I Need to Worry About?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" We understand the need for continuing business as usual during restoration efforts. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Our Technicians Do a Scope of the Premises and Discuss Necessary Mitigation.

You open your gift shop Tuesday morning only to discover water spread in the showroom area. A pipe burst earlier, sending gallons of water throughout the building. One of the biggest concerns of secondary damage is mold. You need emergency water mitigation in your North Kingston store.

 What is the First Step?

 Any time you have water intrusion discovering and stopping the source of the water is vital. Contacting a professional water damage restoration company in North Kingstown, is next. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians scope out the scene and put together a mitigation plan. Immediate water extraction is critical. The longer the moisture stays in place, the higher the chance of mold damage in your North Kingston gift shop.

Time is of the Essence

Mold can spread rapidly. Within 48 hours, mold spores can take hold and develop colonies. Because of this, we work fast to remove as much water as possible from the shop. Our technicians employ:

  • Water extraction equipment – truck-mounted pumps, submersible pumps, and battery-operated pumps remove gallons of water fast.
  • Drying equipment – industrial air movers, dehumidifiers, moisture sensors, and probes help detect hidden water and thoroughly dry the area and content.
  • Cleaning agents – cleaning and sanitizing affected areas.
  • Restoration techniques – Controlled demolition to repair things like drywall.

Getting You Back in Business

Water damage restoration means downtime for your business and a loss of revenue. As a business owner, SERVPRO understands what this can mean to your and your family. We are 24/7 and on holidays. Don’t let water and mold damage keep you closed. Let the professionals help. Contact SERVPRO of Washington County at (401) 315-2337 for more information.

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How Can I Reopen My Motel After A Fire?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged motel Don't let your Westerly business miss any work because of the fire. Call SERVPRO to mitigate the problem.

Call SERVPRO to Quickly and Safely Reopen Your Westerly Business

With counties starting to reopen, every Westerly business is essential once again. Families can begin to take vacations, with many of them still staying close to home for a while yet.

It’s a Large Motel, how far can One Fire reach?

Single story motels share an overhead crawlspace, so fire damage to Westerly individual units spreads quickly along with the airflow, especially smoke and soot particles as the fire burns and then cools. SERVPRO specialists can follow this same airflow to clean out the residues left as the particles settle. They can clean surfaces by hand or generate a cloud of cleaning particles that neutralize odors and render the residues inert and reduce the risk of later mold growth.

Can SERVPRO do something about the Water and other Property Damage Left by the Fire Department?

Absolutely. We have specialists trained specifically on water and debris removal. They carefully demolish the unrepairable property for disposal and then use extractors to draw water off the carpets and floors. Finally, they apply special cleaning agents with shampoo machines to remove any remaining residues.

For any amount of fire damage to your business, contact SERVPRO of Washington County at (401) 315-2337. We are here for you.

Can Demolition Be Avoided After Water Losses in My Westerly Shop?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

reconstruction in motion Not only can SERVPRO mitigate your water damaged business in Westerly, but it also can do the controlled demolition and restoration.

Controlled demolition depends on the severity of the loss effects in your business, and our SERVPRO team can work quickly to minimize this step. 

While terms like demolition might seem alarming in your Westerly shop, this mitigation step is often one of the pinnacle actions that ultimately save time and money on restoration. This decision is not one that gets made lightly, however. 

It is always the objective of our SERVPRO team to restore before replacement when it is cost-efficient, which can mean alternative water cleanup for Westerly businesses when possible. Controlled demolition is done meticulously, however, only removing the portions of materials too severely impacted to restore. 

What Materials Are Most Sensitive to Water Exposure? 

While much of your stock and inventory can be damaged by standing or spreading water, many of your shop's structural elements can also remain threatened by saturation. Some of the most sensitive materials in the boutique include: 

  • Drywall
  • Wood Flooring
  • Shelving
  • Clothing
  • Ceiling Tiles 
  • Carpets

No matter how threatening that water losses might be to your shop, or when controlled demolition might be necessary, our SERVPRO of Washington County team can help. We have a full-service approach from restoration to reconstruction. Call us today at (401) 315-2337.

Can I Wait to Fix a Leak?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

leak in the bank of computer terminals Water leak in your Westerly Office? Call SERVPRO to take care of your problem.

A Small Leak in your Westerly Business can Cause Big Damage

Commercial property owners in Westerly need to be vigilant of their spaces and resolve maintenance issues as soon as possible. Sometimes we are unaware that water is leaking, but others we fail to give the leak the importance it deserves. We leave repairs to the last minute, and a simple situation becomes a disaster.

Water damage in a commercial building in Westerly can use our help.

 As SERVPRO technicians in Westerly can determine water damage. We prepare to serve all of our community by learning from industry experts and keeping up to date with the latest practices and technology. Call our 24/7 hotline as soon as you detect the water event and let us gain time by starting the restoration process as soon as it is safe to do so.

What steps should I take to restore water damage in my business?

As a business owner, there are several steps you can take to reopen your doors and get back to your clients. Our SERVPRO crew is here to assist you and to enhance your efforts with industry-specific equipment that can speed up some tasks. Some of the basic steps to counteract water damage include the following-

  • Use industrial pumps to extract water.
  • Use air circulators to dry your space.
  • Apply cleaning solutions to kill microorganisms.

SERVPRO of Washington County is at your service. Call us at (401) 315-2337 and let us be partners in leaving your business "Like it never even happened."

Where Can I Find Reliable Help Removing Water from My Business?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

cleaning lunch room Do you have a water damage issue in your Westerly Business? Call SERVPRO mitigate your water damaged loses.

Help Is on the Way Fast When You Call SERVPRO for Westerly Commercial Water Removal

Although the stories in the media focus on dramatic water emergencies like overland flooding and Westerly municipal water line breaks, the more common reasons for water loss are the same in both residences and businesses. Neglected leaks in pipes; condensation from cooling, freezing, and refrigerator systems; malfunctioning water-using appliances; and accidental overflows or spills cause the majority of water damage. Regardless of the source, water filling recesses, and spaces, spreading down and across surfaces very swiftly creates significant problems for the structure and contents in your commercial building.

Can You Find and Fix Water Damage We Did Not Notice Until Later?

Never fear. Unnoticed long-term damage is familiar to our team, and we seek for it persistently when we arrive to assess your Westerly business’s water removal needs. Every water loss call includes a thorough evaluation of both obvious evidence of the loss as well as a research-based inspection to detect the migration path or paths of the water. We use sensitive devices both to find puddled or trapped water and also to measure moisture levels of structural components. This data helps us determine the perimeter of the water incursion and gives us a baseline upon which to design a drying plan and goals.

How Do You Take Care of the Hidden Water in Building Cavities?

SERVPRO’s trained and certified team knows water is incredibly corrosive, tarnishing metals and causing wood and cellulose products like drywall and subflooring progressively to deteriorate, swell, weaken, and warp. We gain access to and remove the water and moisture through a variety of strategies:

- Controlled demolition to create access points to wet materials
- Negative or positive air pressure systems like Injectidry
- Carefully positioned and heated air movers, partnered with high-efficiency dehumidifiers

Can you count on SERVPRO of Washington County to free your commercial property of damaging water and moisture? Be confident that your call to (401) 315-2337 will result in a professional and successful response to any water loss.

How Can I Remove Water Quickly from Westerly Restaurant Kitchens?

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" Let SERVPRO Help get you back to business as usual. We are always available.

SERVPRO Can Help with Fast Extraction and Drying for Westerly Businesses.  

When a pipe bursts or some other clean water emergency occurs in your Westerly restaurant that leaves your staff contending with several inches or more of standing water, you do not have time to lose. Water has likely already begun migrating to dining areas and other rooms of your restaurant, so containment and mitigation are vital services that business owners look to our SERVPRO team to provide.

With the tile flooring in your kitchen area, we can often utilize our squeegee wands on extractors to begin water cleanup in your Westerly restaurant. Many of the surfaces in the kitchen area have low-permeance, making it faster to remove standing water and reduce migration into more challenging drying areas like the dining space with carpeting and wood fixtures.

What is necessary for effective containment of water damage? 

  • Air movers
  • Plastic sheeting containment barriers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Extractors
  • Dehumidifiers

It is our business to get you back in business – give our SERVPRO of Washington County team a call today at (401) 315-2337.

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Winter Worries, Commercial Water Damage to Retail Shops in Westerly, and SERVPRO to the Rescue

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Neon open sign with arches SERVPRO Keeps Your Westerly Retail Store Open during Water and Freeze Loss Recovery

Westerly Water Damage in a Jewelry Store Due to Freeze-Thaw Issues

Temperatures below freezing point followed by a weekend of warm weather led to thawing and rupturing of waterlines affecting many properties in Westerly, including a jewelry store. The damage was extensive necessitating help from a professional restorer such as SERVPRO.

The problem originated from the sprinkler systems. The overhead nature of the commercial Westerly water damage in the jewelry store meant the water had spread all over contents, affecting even high-value items locked inside the counters. The sudden change from a frozen state damages most interior parts of sprinklers leading to sudden leaks, and unless the mains are shut off immediately, significant amounts of water are released, causing widespread damages. Freeze-thaw problems are common in underheated buildings.

Our SERVPRO team had to work fast to remove the water pooling in the building halting further deterioration. We also had to carry out thorough cleaning since the water had spread dust and other soils all over the interior. Before we could start the cleaning, we had to make a full inventory of the items within the store. Our electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, helped us record all items. We also confirmed that the owners had secured high-value jewelry items.

After working 15 hours cleaning up and restoring damaged areas, the store regained a semblance of normalcy. However, we still had to keep going to restore it to its preloss state. We applied deodorizers using ULV misters to take care of any bad odor. We then set up two additional dehumidifiers and several air movers to control the drying process.

After confirming that all sections of the property had dried to standard levels through constant monitoring, we returned all the contents that we had moved to pave the way for restoration. The records from the CCIS came in handy for this task. Resources such as handcarts also helped when moving bulky items, allowing us to finish the re-arrangement process fast.

Simple problems such as changes in temperatures can lead to massive losses. Call SERVPRO of Washington County at (401) 315-2337 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Growing Our Commercial Division

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Disaster relief is no easy job. It takes a team of dedicated individuals willing to go the extra mile at a moments notice. 

Our commercial division is a segment of our team dedicated to large loss recovery. Many times when these types of losses occur we know we will be on the job for weeks or even months and so our chain of command needs to be prepared and ready to dedicate themselves solely to the job for the duration.

This is what sets us apart from the competition, we have cultivated a workplace atmosphere and energy that inspires our team to always give their best effort. We are consistently training and learning from our experiences and passing this knowledge onto our new team members and to other recovery teams that we may work with when a large-loss is on the line.

In a large-loss nothing is more important than the client and the job at hand, we are here to lead the way to recovery.

Schedule A Facility Cleaning Today!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

We were out early on a Sunday morning visiting a commercial client for a monthly facility cleaning. This particular client requires we clean the premises outside of their regular business hours when they are closed and there are no employees in the building. Did you even know SERVPRO provides scheduled cleaning services? Most people are not aware of this service and assume we only handle disaster restoration clean-up after a flood, storm or fire. But our general cleaning services are second to none. Our technicians are professionally trained and have access to a vast array of SERVPRO equipment, cleaning solutions and techniques. If your business is in need of a weekly, monthly, annually or even one-time cleaning services we can help! Our professionally trained cleaning technicians can handle any industry, such as commercial, industrial, service businesses, warehouses, government buildings and more. Schedule your cleaning today!

Parking Lot Clean-Up, Repainting, Repair & More

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Now that the winter is over it is likely you and your client's parking lots need to be cleaned and possibly repainted. We can help. We are your #1 call for any and all types of cleaning and repair and are on the scene shortly after of your call. If you need parking lot cleaning, repainting, repair, or lightbulb replacement contact our office now and we can send out a crew for a one-time cleaning and damage inspection or schedule regular clean-up inspection times to ensure your property always looks great. We make the process simple, SERVPRO of Washington County, offers one-stop shopping when it comes to property clean-up, maintenance, construction and restoration. Our team of highly skilled technicians, contractors, and craftsmen make us the #1 choice for large corporations looking for a full-time, fully-capable maintenance team that is available at a moments notice. Call us today!

Artists' Cooperative Gallery in the Westerly Train Station

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

The Artists' Cooperative Gallery is moving into the Westerly train station and we were called upon to help prepare the new location for what is sure to be a great move for the Co-Op. Jobs like these are one of our favorites because we get to share in the growth and progress of a local business and help to improve another building in our beautiful hometown. For this particular job, our clean-up crew worked top to bottom because for the past four years the station's ticket terminal moved to only online sales. Removing cobwebs and years of dirt and debris from the ceiling and walls and finally restoring the original flooring to a 'like new' lustrous shine. We wish the best of to the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly in there new home!

Proudly Serving the Communities in Washington County

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® is often recognized as a nation-wide leader in disaster restoration services but, it is important to note that SERVPRO® of Washington County and all SERVPRO® locations are locally owned and operated. As a local business, we enjoy getting involved in our community; getting to know each other, engaging in community events, and of course, working with other business owners in our area when needed. We know that working locally means our reputation is always on the line and for each and every job it is of the utmost importance for our team to maintain our great reputation, especially with our neighbors!

In addition to our restoration services, we can also provide our neighbors cleaning services. We provide carpet and upholstery cleaning and ductwork cleaning, contact our office today!

Hotel Lobby Flood

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes a business or commercial property SERVPRO of Washington County has scored high ranks with our clients, we understand the importance of ensuring a business or commercial is in operation as soon as possible. In many cases we are able to isolate the area where the disaster has struck and the business can remain in operation. Recently we were called to a disaster at a hotel where water from persistent rains flooded the lobby. Upon arrival our first goal was to clean and restore as much of the lobby as possible. We knew that by doing so we could allow the hotel to operate and service their customers as we continued to mitigate and dry the public areas of the business. Our team built temporary barriers to block the view of the equipment and the crew as the mitigation work was underway, 24/7 until the lobby was 100% recovered.

Serving Westerly, RI

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Some of the most rewarding work we do is directly in our community. When we are called to a disaster in our hometown of Westerly, RI we know that our every-step is on display to individuals we may end up seeing around the community many times over afterward and we must step-up our performance. A few years ago we had been called to a summer home on Atlantic Ave which had flooded after a winter storm. We were on the scene within the hour and began the process of mitigating and repairing the home. Little did we know the owner of the home was also a local business owner and his boatyard also suffered damage after the storm. Thanks to our crew and their professional approach in the beach home we were called into work on and mitigate the water damaged suffered in the warehouse and office building of the yard.

Damage Estimating

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial damage and restoration projects can be difficult for Insurance Adjusters to project and estimate. Our executive team recently held a class offering an opportunity to meet with area adjusters and help them to understand commercial disaster applications and how to better cost analyze these specific types of projects. Insurance adjusters from several different companies attended the class and were each able to take away helpful tools and tips for several different types of restoration jobs such as water and fire damage, mold remediation and more.

SERVPRO of Washington County is happy to arrange these types of seminars for insurance agents and adjusters who would like to better understand how to estimate and price services in a disaster situation. Contact our office today and we will provide you details for your companies private seminar.

Restoring Your Newport and Bristol Counties Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at SERPVRO of Newport and Bristol Counties commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Newport and Bristol Counties

SERVPRO of Newport and Bristol Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.