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Sponsor A Highway!

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Four SERVPRO employees in front of large job trailer donning bright orange vests. Our crew, happy to help make our neighborhood cleaner and greener!

Two years ago, we at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties decided to participate in the New Hampshire Department of Transportation's "Sponsor A Highway" program. Upon looking into it, we discovered that a 2.25 mile stretch of Route 12, near our NH office was not claimed by any other local business. So we decided to adopt it! At least a couple times a year, our crew heads out on the roadside to retrieve trash and debris all along this stretch. 

Last week, members of our SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Team shifted their focus to property cleanup and restoration, to the roadside! It was time for the Spring cleanup for our stretch of "Sponsor A Highway" on Route 12 in Westmoreland! Making roadside trash "Like it never even happened."

National Volunteer Month

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Man preparing food in a commercial kitchen. Preparing dinner for Upper Valley Haven residents in White River Junction, VT.

Greetings SERVPRO Friends! As you may know, April is National Volunteer Month in US. During this month, the importance of volunteering is recognized and the contributions by volunteers are honored. National Volunteer Month is an opportunity for everyone to dedicate some of their time to their favorite cause, charity, initiative, or organization.

We at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties have volunteered our time to several local organizations, events, and charities over the years. We have been guest chefs at Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction. We have been volunteers at the Quechee Balloon Festival in Quechee, VT. We also work closely with The Community Kitchen in Keene, NH. We have also assisted with roadside cleanup during Green Up Vermont in Brattleboro. We have also assisted with garden cleanup with the Ludlow Garden Club. Additionally, we enjoyed working with the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce in hanging flower baskets from lamp posts in Downtown Woodstock.

At SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties, we love supporting our local community and look forward to volunteering our time whenever possible. Thank you to all the volunteers out there and keep up the great work!

Flash Flood Preparedness

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Four photo collage with flood damage. Flash floods can be dangerous and damaging. Contact the water mitigation pros at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties to assist with your property.

Here in Windham & Windsor Counties, we are no stranger to foul weather. Whether it be snow, sleet, high winds, driving rain, thunderstorms, frigid temps, and even high heat and humidity, we get a little bit of everything. Often, we are faced with combatting flash floods.

Flash floods are caused by excessive rainfall, a dam or levee breaking or failing, or an ongoing ice jam loosening in the winter. Flash floods can be very damaging. Trees can be torn down, large boulders moved or rolled, and even buildings can be damaged, and in some cases, destroyed. You want to take certain precautions any time there is a potential for a flash flood. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  • Be alert and aware of a possible flash flood.
  • Review your family disaster plan.
  • Create a disaster emergency kit.
  • Stay off roads unless absolutely necessary.
  • Do NOT drive through flooded roadways.
  • Move any personal belongings on your property to higher ground.
  • Take into consideration the safety of family members, loved ones and pets. Have a safe place to relocate to.
  • Disconnect appliances and electrical items in low levels of property.
  • Seal vents/windows to your basement.

The best thing you can do prior to flash flooding is be prepared. Be aware and listen for warmings and inclement weather forecasts. Be safe and plan ahead of time. Once the weather subsides, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is ready to provide you with the water mitigation your property may need!

High Wind Safety

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Wind blow trees fallen on roof of a home damaging roof. High winds can be potentially dangerous and its beneficial to be prepared when extreme weather approaches.

You may have noticed; Windham & Windsor Counties have experienced weather with very high winds as of late. The windy days seem much more frequent than the calm ones. Great kite flying weather, not so great for keeping the yard cleaned. More importantly, high winds can be potentially dangerous. Here are a few safety pointers to consider when experiencing high winds.

  • Evacuate manufactured homes.
  • Take shelter in a safe location.
  • Keep a disaster kit easily accessible.
  • Items outside the home such as patio furniture, kid’s toys, garbage cans should be put inside a garage or the home.
  • Remove or trim potentially dangerous tree limbs before the storm arrives.
  • In extreme wind conditions, board of glass windows and doors
  • Having a generator for extreme wind events is a good strategy due to the high likelihood of power loss.

Keep these tips and pointers in mind before the next high wind weather event in your area!

Why SERVPRO? Preparation & Protection

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO technicians carefully placing cardboard on top of kitchen floor. Countertops and cabinets have plastic over them. Carefully placing cardboard and plastic over areas that could potentially be damaged during demolition is of the utmost importance during mitigation.

PREPARATION & PROTECTION: During the restoration process of fire, water, smoke, mold, biohazard or sewer damage, often times demolition of affected building materials is necessary to properly mitigate the affected areas. The professionals at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties are able to inspect and determine which areas will require demolition or removal. In these situations, it is equally as important to cover and protect areas not affected, so they are not damaged during demolition.  In these cases, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties technicians will carefully cover floors, flat surfaces, furniture, cabinets, countertops and other parts of the property prior to demolition. Following demolition, a thorough cleanup of the work area is performed and at the conclusion of the project, the coverings are removed.

Another reason why SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is Southern Vermont's leader in emergency cleanup and restoration!

Fire Restoration: Removal of Damaged Materials

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician removing damaged building materials and an area that has been painted following demolition Once heavily, unsalvageable materials are removed, a coat of paint is often required to encapsulate and eliminate lingering smoke odor.

Experiencing a fire in a home or commercial property is a traumatic event and can be quite overwhelming. No matter the level of damage sustained by the building, there are many steps during the process of returning the property to its pre loss condition. The professionals at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties are experts in the process and will assist the property owner through it step by step.

Occasionally smoke is the only damage left in the wake of a fire but in many situations, the damage is more severe and requires further action be taken. Windows may need to be boarded, roofs covered, and heavily damaged building materials that cannot be salvage may need to be removed. These materials include drywall, insulation, cabinetry, and flooring. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will communicate with the property owner during the inspection and mitigation phases of the project as to which areas can be cleaned, deodorized, and saved, and which areas will be removed and discarded. From there the damaged materials are removed, followed by a thorough cleaning, deodorization and in some cases painted to eliminate lingering odors.

This is only one phase of the mitigation process following a fire, but you can be sure the professionals at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will be there to navigate you through from start to finish.

April Means Spring Cleaning!

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Technician using a hot water extraction tool to deep clean office carpets. Shampoo and hot water extraction of carpets for the most thorough deep cleaning in the area!

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is the area's leading expert in emergency restoration following fire, water, mold, or sewer damage, but you may or may not know we are also highly skilled professionals when it comes to general cleaning! 

The long winter is winding down and it's time to give your home a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning which may not be your idea of an ideal spare time activity. Not to worry, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has an extensive menu of general cleaning services for your home or business so you can spend your free time elsewhere. We're here to provide you with these services:

  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Hard Floor Cleaning
  • HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaning

Contact SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties to receive further information and pricing for our professional cleaning services. A clean fresh home or business a phone call or click away!

Why SERVPRO? Restore Versus Replace

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Two ceramic lanterns one covered in soot and the other cleaned to like-new condition. Our franchise uses a proven method of cleaning following fire or smoke damage to restore contaminated items whenever possible.

As experts in emergency restoration for fire, water, smoke, biohazard, and sewer damage, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties professionals have seen a wide variety of property damage. Whether the damage is to the building's structure, such as ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, cabinetry etc., or personal belongings and building contents, we are able to inspect, test and determine the best course of action for restoring the damaged areas and items to preloss conditions.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties' goal, whenever possible, is to restore damaged items or building materials rather than replacing them. Restoring is far less costly than replacement but also allows client's keepsakes and treasured belongings be salvaged. Some items within a home can be priceless to a client and cannot be replaced. A handmade rocking chair passed down through generations, a meaningful gift from a special occasion, or any number of keepsakes that hold sentimental value. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will do whatever can be done to restore these items so they can be enjoyed and cherished for another generation.

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties, doing what it takes to make your emergency "Like it never even happened." 

Industry Leading Water Mitigation

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Two green SERVPRO trucks parked in front of a 2-story brick commercial building. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties professionals are available 24/7 for emergency water damage cleanup.

When your home or property is damaged by water, you want to be sure to select the right mitigation professionals to handle the cleanup. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties have been serving Southern Vermont for over 40 years. We have built a trust in our local community by providing the absolute best in emergency mitigation. Here are some of the ways we have done so:

  • Uniformed franchise professionals who are punctual, and courteous
  • Clear, concise communication throughout the entire job process
  • Following industry guidelines to properly mitigate and restore damage to the property
  • Utilization of state-of-the-art instruments and tools for inspection, detection, extraction, drying and dehumidification
  • Timely response and project completion to eliminate the possibility of secondary damage to affected areas

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is ready and available 24/7/365 to assist with your water mitigation emergency. Ready to make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Services: Food Service Facilities

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial kitchen including sinks, refrigerators, cooktops and other cooking equipment. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is able to handle emergency cleaning, restoration and sanitizing of food service facilities no matter the size.

When a business experiences an emergency caused by fire or water damage, one of the biggest concerns is down time and loss of revenue. This is especially true within the food service industry. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties understands that timely response is of the utmost importance for limiting business interruption. Within four hours of the initial call, SERVPRO professionals can be on-site to begin restoration services. In addition to emergency response for fire and water damage, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is able to provide cleaning and sanitizing relating to the COVID-19 virus. These services and procedures follow and adhere to CDC guidelines. 

We'll make sure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications, and you are able to get back to business quicker!

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has experience working in a variety of food services related facilities such as:

  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food distribution centers
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Fine dining restaurants
  • Senior living facility kitchens
  • School cafeterias

Whatever type of food service facility, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is here 24/7/365 to assist with your emergency and make it "Like it never even happened."