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Hartford Area Chamber-Fall Mixer!

10/16/2023 (Permalink)

Collage of images from local chamber of commerce event, SERVPRO logo and Mascoma Bank sign. It's always an enjoyable evening when we get to meet with our friends from the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce!

Earlier this month, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties attended the October Mixer for the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the White River Junction branch of Mascoma Bank. This particular event was a bi-chamber mixer which included Upper Valley Business Alliance members as well. The event was largely attended by members of both local organizations. Attendees heard from our hosts at Mascoma Bank as well as members of the Hartford Area Chamber board. Delicious food was prepared and provided by Maple Street Catering from White River Junction. It was great to reconnect with our fellow chamber members after a long and hectic summer. Everyone was in very good spirts as the fall season in Vermont is in full swing! Thank you Mascoma Bank for hosting this fun event!

Ready for Whatever Happens

9/12/2023 (Permalink)

Row of green trucks in front of large red commercial building. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties: Ready for whatever happens and here to make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has been providing southern Vermont with the very best emergency cleanup and restoration services since 1978. Our team has built a solid reputation for swift response, quality service, and clear communication when assisting property owners following fire, smoke, water, and mold damage.

Our project managers, production technicians, and even members of our office staff carry industry-related certifications from the IICRC (Institute of Inspections Cleaning and Restoration Certification) in areas of Water Restoration, Fire & Smoke Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation, and Trauma and Crime Scene Restoration, to name a few. Our skilled team is ready to assist when disaster strikes, 24/7/365.

Whether it be your home or commercial property, when disaster strikes, contact the emergency restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties to make your fire or water damage "Like it never even happened."

Applied Microbial Remediation Training

8/22/2023 (Permalink)

Collage of classroom and hands-on training along with students. Information, technology, and procedures are constantly evolving and improving in our industry. Learning never stops!

Thank you to our friends at SERVPRO of The Seacoast for hosting last week's Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) certification course at their facility in Dover, NH. Our SERVPRO or Windham & Windsor Counties team members were grateful to spend the week with fellow SERVPRO professionals from around New England learning the finite details of applied microbial remediation from industry expert, Mark Cornelius of the Emergency Mitigation Technician Academy. Topics from included proper safety, product application, remediation procedures, containment building as a process for preventing cross-contamination, and biological terminology and identification as it pertains to mold and category 3 water contamination within residential and commercial structures.

This course is certified through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) and was an opportunity for our staff members to obtain a new industry certification and continue growing their knowledge in our industry. Information, technology, and procedures are constantly improving & evolving in our industry. Learning never stops! Thanks again SERVPRO of the Seacoast for hosting and to Mark Cornelius for presenting this training!

Flood Damage- July 2023

7/21/2023 (Permalink)

Before and after photo of a flooded basement. For assistance with flood damage restoration, contact the team that's faster to any size disaster.

It's been a chaotic couple of weeks for Team Green as we assist clients who were affected by flooding. It had been a rainy summer anyway, but with the heavy downpours and soaking rain from the past couple of weeks, it proved to be more than the local rivers, brooks, and streams could handle. Tremendous, devastating flooding has occurred throughout southern New Hampshire and the entire state of Vermont.

Our local crew, along with assisting neighboring franchises, have been working feverishly to assist local residents who have experienced flood damage to their property. Water extraction, demolition of damaged building materials, removal of affected belongings, thorough drying, and cleanup: SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is here to help and make flood damage "Like it never even happened." If you are in need of emergency cleanup and restoration following the recent flooding, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!

SERVPRO Start Zone!

7/7/2023 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO van parked next to wall of race track with large green banner that reads "SERVPRO START ZONE" The SERVPRO START ZONE between turns 3 & 4 at Monadnock Speedway. Green means go!

It's summertime and the outdoor activities are in full swing! Heading to the ballpark, getting out on the lake, lighting the BBQ, telling stories around the campfire, hitting the hiking trail, and of course, heading to the local racetrack!

Local short-track racing has been a tradition in New England for decades. Nestled in the southwest corner of New Hampshire is New England's fastest quarter mile oval, Monadnock Speedway! SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is pleased to announce we are now the official "START ZONE" sponsor at the speedway! Located on the retaining wall between turns 3 & 4 is our large green banner which reads "SERVPRO START ZONE" which is where the race leader is eligible to "restart" the race following any caution periods. If you're at Monadnock Speedway, and the field is about to restart the race following a caution, you will likely hear the track announcer exclaim "the leaders are heading into the SERVPRO START ZONE" just before the race resumes! Green means go, go, go!

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties believes strongly in supporting local businesses and attractions which is why we are so excited to partner with Monadnock Speedway. See you at the track!

2023 Keene Sentinel Choice Awards!

6/24/2023 (Permalink)

Collage of photos from local awards event. Thank you for voting SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties "Best Local Cleaning Service" for 2023!

What a fun evening at the 2023 The Keene Sentinel Choice Awards! Had a blast celebrating with so many local business owners and friends! We are so fortunate to have been a part of this awards night each of the past 10 years. Hard to believe it has been that long! Shout out to Juston McKinney Comedy for many laughs and graciously hosting the event. Additionally, shout out to Tempesta's Restaurant for providing the delicious food items and Best Western Plus for providing such a festive space! Thank you to everyone who voted to make SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties the "Gold" recipient in the category of "Best Local Cleaning Service." It is an honor to once again receive this prestigious award! We appreciate you all! Thanks again!

Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting-2023!

6/12/2023 (Permalink)

Collage of photos from chamber event. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties being honored for 45 years in business at this year's Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting!

Recently, the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting. It was a little steamy, but the event was very well attended by chamber members, including SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Co-Owner, Derek Paul.

The night was dedicated to recognizing honorees in three main categories: Chamber Member of the Year, which was awarded to Mary Giamartino of Hotel Pharmacy, Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded to Tito Garza of Tito's Tacos, and Person of the Year, awarded to Dan Yates. Also honored were businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries. SERVPRO of Windham and Windsor Counties was graciously recognized as we are celebrating our 45 years in business. We appreciate being honored for this anniversary by the Brattleboro Chamber and our fellow members. 

It was a great evening and an incredible honor to celebrate so many great community members and their accomplishments!

Fire/Smoke Restoration: The Most Thorough Cleaning Available!

5/16/2023 (Permalink)

Before and after photo of a bathroom following a fire/smoke damage. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties uses industry leading methods and specially formulated products made to battle the heaviest smoke damage.

Cleaning and restoration following a fire or smoke damage can be challenging. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties uses a two-step approach when cleaning heavy smoke. The SERVPRO Team first performs a dry-cleaning method to remove the majority of oily smoke residue from a given surface. This is followed by a wet cleaning performed by our technicians using SERVPRO's own specially formulated cleaning products. This is performed on most hard surfaces such as wood, metal, marble, and porcelain to name a few. Why is this important? If wet cleaning was performed prior to dry cleaning when attacking harmful soot, it is very likely that the process will spread the residue and smudge the surface. By using basic, over-the-counter products, that are not made specifically for cleaning soot, there is a high risk that it will stain thus making it more difficult, or impossible, to completely remove. If you experience smoke damage to your home or commercial building, contact the team that is faster to any size disaster: SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties. You can be sure your property is receiving the most advanced cleaning methods, by industry certified technicians, who nothing but products created specifically for fire and smoke damage restoration. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties, here to make fire and smoke damage "Like it never even happened."

30 Years in Westmoreland!

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

Exterior photo of large red building and several green trucks parked around the exterior. 2023 marks 30 years at our Westmoreland, NH location!

SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has been providing Southern Vermont with industry-leading cleanup and restoration services since the late 1970s. When the franchise was taken over by the Paul Family, SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties shared a building with a local dog groomer on Court Street in Keene, NH. Having quickly outgrown the current location, Owner Richard Paul decided to move the business across town to Water Street. It wasn't long before the growing business outgrew the Water Street location and Paul was looking elsewhere for a larger building and a new location which would better accommodate the company's growing client base in Southern Vermont. What Paul found was a large red industrial building which would fulfill both needs. The decision was made in 1993 that SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties would be moving to Westmoreland, NH.

The location was great. Just off NH Route 12 with tremendous visibility, only 10 minutes outside of Keene, and easy access to Vermont, especially Interstate 91 which is a main north-south corridor within SERVPRO's Vermont territory. The building's space was a huge upgrade as well. SERVPRO was increasing personnel, equipment, cleaning products, and vehicles which the new space would better necessitate. The property required a lot of landscaping, tree removal and sprucing up. The building interior went through changes as well including small renovations, remodeling, and reconfiguring. This was all being done as SERVPRO continued to provide services to its clients.

It took a lot of hard work and patience, but the move to the new location in Westmoreland was just what the company needed. The business continued to grow and expand. Now with Ryan and Derek Paul at the helm, a satellite location has been added in Ascutney, VT to better serve the Vermont market. That move 30 years ago was an integral part of the success of SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties, and we look forward to what the future holds!

Commercial Cleaning: Transport Facility

2/13/2023 (Permalink)

Four pictures of technicians performing cleaning services. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is prepared to handle all of your commercial cleaning projects.

Here at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties, we're able to provide a variety of services in any type of facility, large or small. We're the nation's leader in emergency cleanup and restoration services follow fire, water, and mold damage. We are also capable of handling large, commercial sized cleaning projects whether it be emergency related, cleaning following a construction project, mold remediation, or a maintenance related cleaning of the facility. 

In this recent project, our team was contacted by one of our clients to carry out a top-to-bottom cleaning at their long-haul transport facility's extensive garage area. Over time, as their trucks are being serviced and are constantly entering and exiting the building, exhaust dust and debris accumulates on a variety of surfaces in the garage area. Our clients knew exactly how wo contact for this type of project.

Our skilled team, while working off of lifts, ladders and movable stairs, went through the affected areas and carried out an extensive cleaning, using similar methods and products that would be used following a fire or smoke damage. Our technicians used HEPA filtered vacuums and dense dry-cleaning sponges to remove the heaviest layers of debris and followed up with a more detailed wet cleaning in specific areas of the garage. The process not only removed heavy debris, but also helped to deodorize the area.

We're grateful to have been contacted by this client on multiple occasions for this service and look forward to working with them again. Commercial cleaning projects such as this are but another way SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties can be a valuable resource to your commercial business or facility.