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Can Professionals Get Rid of Odors After Fire Damage to North Kingston Homes?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage Fire can leave your property with many issues. Trust our experts to bring your home back to its original state "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO's Odor Control Technicians Know How to Combat Odors After Fire Damage to Your North Kingston Home

Combating odors after fire damage to your North Kingston home can be quite a challenge. SERVPRO technicians apply scientific principles to understand the behavior of odor particles and design an effective deodorizing strategy to suit the specific conditions. 

SERVPRO technicians understand that odor-causing smoke particles formed after fire damage to your North Kingston home can be microscopic. The smaller size of the particles allows them to penetrate deeper into porous surfaces after extensive smoke damage. The deodorant particles also must be small enough to reach the odor-causing particles and neutralize them. However, size is not the only factor determining how the odor-causing particles penetrate materials. 

Factors That Help Smoke Particles Penetrate Materials in Fire Damaged Homes in North Kingston 

Some of the important factors helping smoke particles penetrate surfaces of your North Kingston home that SERVPRO technicians recognize include-

  • The porosity of the surface- Porous surfaces are more likely to absorb odors than non-porous surfaces. 
  • Amount of the residue- Heavier the residue after a fire and smoke damage, the greater the surface area of material it can impact and more difficult it is for SERVPRO techs to neutralize
  • Exposure time- Longer exposure of the residue allows the odor-causing particles to penetrate deeper, making it difficult for SERVPRO to deodorize during house fire cleanup. 
  • Heat- Hotter particles can penetrate surfaces deeper. Also, porous surfaces tend to expand due to heat, making it easy for the particles to penetrate. 

Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145 for reliable, round-the-clock service. 

Need Professional Water Removal Service in North Kingston? Think SERVPRO

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technician You can depend on our technicians to respond quickly to remove water and restore the damages it has caused.

SERVPRO Offers Quick and Efficient Water Removal from North Kingston Homes 

Water removal from your North Kingston home needs to happen fast to prevent any secondary damage to the structure. Hiring a professional restoration company like SERVPRO can help you not only to get rid of the water but also residual moisture and lingering odors. 

After water removal from your North Kingston home, SERVPRO technicians ensure that the structure and contents are dried properly. We use various equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers, and heating equipment to create conditions that favor faster drying during water cleanup. Higher humidity of air slows down the drying process, and it is important to control it for faster drying. 

Common Terms You Will Hear SERVPRO Techs Use During Water Damage Remediation of your North Kingston Home

Drying is a major part of the restoration process. SERVPRO techs can dry the structures so efficiently as they understand Psychrometry- the study of air and its properties. Understanding some terms might help you understand the process better.

  • Humidity ratio- It is the actual amount of moisture in the air. It is represented in grains of moisture per pound (gpp) of air. SERVPRO techs aim to create conditions with a low humidity ratio so that drying can be faster during water damage repairs at your North Kingston home. 
  • Relative humidity (RH)- The quantity of moisture the air currently holds at a given temperature. It is usually represented as a percentage of the maximum moisture the air can hold when saturated at the same temperature. SERVPRO technicians try to control the RH of the air by altering the temperature using portable heaters. 
  • Dew Point- The temperature at which water vapor from air begins to condense. SERVPRO tech always keeps the drying temperature above the dew point to avoid condensate formation. 

Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145 for 24/7 service. 

Do You Need Professionals to Remove Water After Flood Damage to Your Newport Home?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO's state of the art equipment helps us to provide excellent service. We leave your home only when it is dry and ready for a build back.

SERVPRO Offers Newport Residents a Fast and Trustworthy Water Removal after Flood Damage

Flood damage to your Newport home necessitates water removal from your property before SERVPRO professionals can begin the restoration process. Floodwater often contains suspended solids and other debris that can be removed with the help of special pumps. 

SERVPRO technicians use different extraction equipment to remove standing water after flood damage to your Newport home. The equipment used depends on the amount of water to be removed, solids present, and how high the water needs to be lifted. While some pumps can handle a lot of suspended solids, others have a higher water lifting capacity. SERVPRO techs also pay close attention to the level of contamination in the water and take appropriate precautions during water cleanup

Types of Pumps SERVPRO Uses During Flood Restoration of Your Newport Home

Some of the most common pumps that we use in Newport homes include-

  • Self-Priming trash pumps- These are used during water removal services when there is much material suspended in water. However, they have a limited lifting capacity and are useful when the suction lift is less than 25′. The pumps are powered using gas or diesel and variable in sizes. 
  • High-pressure pumps- SERVPRO technicians use these pumps when a high lift is desired, but they don't handle suspended solids well. We use them to extract water from basements and underground garages. 
  • Submersible pumps- One of the most common types of pumps that SERVPRO techs use. They run on electricity, are quieter than other pumps, and available in a wide range of capacity (can remove 100 to 18,000 gallons per minute). We use these when water is removed from occupied spaces. 

Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145 for any water damage-related issues. 

How Can Trained Fire Restoration Professionals Help North Kingston Homes?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from the windows of a house When fire damage and smoke affect your living space, the situation can seem insurmountable. Call SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

North Kingston House Fire Clean Up Must Get Performed by Experienced and Knowledgeable Service Professionals

Qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team can provide a wealth of services and helpful action after a fire gets extinguished in your North Kingston home. Because the effects of these disasters can overwhelm the property quickly, multiple mitigation and cleaning actions must occur simultaneously. These include:

  • Smoke damage removal
  • Indoor air quality filtration
  • Content relocation/cleaning
  • Water extraction
  • Fire and smoke damage cleaning

Why Certification and Experience Matter with Fire Damage Incidents

Choosing a certified technician to complete the restoration and recovery of fire damage in North Kingston homes is critical for property owners. Unqualified contractors do not have the experience and report with insurance companies in the area to become the preferred vendor for reconstruction and repairs as we have. We can help through nearly every facet of fire damage recovery, beginning with emergency services.

Our certified and licensed SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties team is ready to help after a fire damage situation. Call us at (401) 847-8145.

How Does Water Get Removed from Newport Homes’ Carpet?

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

someone pulling up water damaged carpet When carpets get wet after an event, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO for weather removal services and remediation options.

Advanced Extraction Tools Promote the Efficient Removal of Trapped Moisture in Flooring Materials of Newport Homes

Water removal often brings up the pressing need for surface water elimination after situations like appliance failure or flooding, but that is not the extent of the demand for most properties. Without adequate specialty removal tools, we cannot successfully resolve:

  • Water removal services
  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Burst pipes

How Do Weighted Extractors Help Remove Trapped Moisture?

For water removal in Newport homes, specifically fibrous materials like carpeted floors, specific and special extraction tools are necessary.

Weighted extractors play a significant role in reducing trapped moisture in carpeted floors and the other elements of these flooring systems. Often, these machines work by the weight of the operating technician standing on the unit. With an onboard vacuum, the extractor forces carpet and padding against the subflooring beyond to force trapped moisture to the surface for removal.

Our SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties team can help from water removal services to water damage repairs. Call today at (401) 847-8145.

When Do Water Mitigation Services Begin for North Kingston Historic Properties?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on the wood floor Has excess water overwhelmed your home? Our technicians have the training and equipment to effectively remove the standing water from your place.

Our Responding Team Can Carefully Restore and Protect Historic Homes and Businesses in North Kingston

With the settlements that have been around long before the American Revolutionary War, Rhode Island is home to many historic properties and landmarks that played a part in the country's history. The possibility of water damage to these buildings can be threatening, especially when property management seeks to preserve original building materials and appearances as much as possible. The Kingston Historic District is home to many structures that have been around since the 17th and 18th centuries. When water damages occur, our experienced team can help with:

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

Preserving the History of Kingston with Protected Landmarks

The majority of the Kingston village became part of this established historic district in 1959, earmarking many properties to be landmarks or culturally significant to the history of Washington County, Kingston, or the country. While many of these structures can be attractive to those studying multiple types of architecture, such as Greek Revival, Victorian, and Colonial, some have a history that makes them tourist attractions. Some of these locations include:

  • Elisha Reynolds House – Constructed in 1738, this would be the home of many higher political figures in Rhode Island. It would also be the final stop for George Washington and his officers on the way to Newport to meet with Rochambeau and plan the Siege of Yorktown.
  • Tootell House – Many others have taken to calling this well-known property King's Row or Hedgerow over the years. It was built in the early 1930s and featured a distinct Colonial Revival architecture. It has been a historic landmark and attraction since mid-2000. 
  • Washington County Courthouse – Constructed in 1892, has been deemed a historical landmark for the state since 1992. The building features Romanesque architecture and now exists as the Courthouse Center for the Arts.

How Can Trapped Water Get Removed During Water Mitigation?

When surface water and moisture migrate into materials and become trapped, this can be a more substantial concern for responding technicians. Water mitigation for North Kingston homes often focuses on several surface treatment strategies culminating in the water removal services for trapped moisture pockets in porous flooring and wall system materials.

How Do Floor Drying Mats Work?

The objective of drying mats is to bring the relative humidity value of hardwoods back to their desired range. It is only then can the materials get preserved and protected. Prolonged exposure and oversaturation can lead to warping and bloating of planks, making them impossible to restore. Mats get placed perpendicularly to the seams of the floor plank to maximize their output and production over multiple interlocking flooring pieces. Tenting allows us to remove trapped moisture more efficiently and continually monitor drying progress.

Because of how destructive trapped water and standing water can be, water mitigation for North Kingston properties fixates on water removal services and clean-up strategies. Our experienced SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties team of professionals can help however the property needs at (401) 847-8145.

Do All Fire Damage Incidents In North Kingstown Necessitate Professional Restoration?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire Fires can happen without warning and you are going to need a company to come in and take care of the damage. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation.

Assistance from SERVPRO Helps Resolve Apparent and Hidden Fire and Smoke Damage in North Kingstown

Depending on the source, accelerants, and duration a fire burns, the outcome can range from minimal to extensive damages. If there is widespread damage, various processes, including demolition and house fire cleanup, may be necessary to restore the property, thus necessitating professional assistance. However, even in cases with minimal damage, specific restoration tasks may be challenging to handle on your own. 

Some of the issues that may seem minor but prove challenging after a fire damage incident in North Kingstown might include:

  • Stains or residues that set on surfaces
  • Removing remaining of firefighting chemicals
  • Removing different types of residues

SERVPRO helps address such issues comfortably since we have the appropriate resources, including technical skills. For instance, we expect to find different residues on the surfaces of your fire-damaged property. Therefore we perform tests to establish whether there are fuel oil or protein residues since they are difficult to clean. We also check whether there is a higher percentage of dry or wet smoke residues, thus planning the restoration properly.  With our assistance, it is easy to tackle:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation

SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties helps renovate properties after fire damage. Call us at (401) 847-8145. 

What Unusual Effects Are Likely To Emerge From Flood Damage In Your Newport Home?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded home You can rely upon the professionals of SERVPRO completely during a flooding disaster cleanup.

SERVPRO Provides Highly Trained Technicians to Address Even Any Fire Damage Outcome in Newport 

After water intrudes into your property, it kick-starts a chain reaction of issues that can affect any part of the structure or even the items you have in the house. The most visible effects of flood damage include the soiling of surfaces and deterioration of materials due to moisture exposure.

Flood damage in your Newport home might also involve other less apparent issues which might be challenging to identify or resolve. For instance, if the water reaches power outlets or other electrical components, it might lead to short-circuits, corrosion, and other problems. Removing the water and drying the components is necessary. Condensation can also transfer moisture damage from initially affected areas to other sections of the property. Finally, the contaminants dissolved in floodwaters can remain in the property even after cleaning.  

SERVPRO is well versed with the restoration of flood damage and can therefore address common issues as well as unusual ones. We are comfortable with:

SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties has extensive experience in handling different aspects of flood damage. Call us at (401) 847-8145 if your property is affected. 

Panicking After Noticing Signs of Mold Damage in Your North Kingstown Home?

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in PPE If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Helps Assess and Recommend Suitable Solutions for Mold Damage in North Kingstown

In 1674, the colonial government founded the town of Kings Towne, which covered present-day Narragansett, South Kingstown, Exeter, and North Kingstown. Later, Kings Towne was split, forming North Kingstown and South Kingstown. The development of the area started when Richard Smith and Roger Williams settled in the area and established trading posts. Roger was a staunch advocate of the separation of state and church, religious freedoms, and fair dealings with Native Americans.

North Kingstown has played various roles with significance nationally. For instance, the Navy Construction Battalion, or Seabees as they are popularly known, was based in Davisville. Seabees excelled in the Vietnam War, considering they were the first among the American forces to deploy. Their most recognizable achievement in that conflict was constructing clandestine camps for Special Forces deep in the Vietnam jungles. The Seabee Museum & Memorial Park commemorates the efforts of these forces. The town was also the birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, the artist who painted George Washington's impression on the one-dollar bill.

North Kingstown Monuments 

Exploring the town gives visitors a chance to view structures from different eras commemorating various activities popular at the time.

  • Smith's Castle

It is the oldest plantation house still standing in America. The castle stands on the land Roger Williams bought from the Narragansett tribe and established a trading post. Later, Richard Smith bought the property and built the fortified house known today as the Smith Castle. You can visit the castle to walk the trails, explore the gardens or get some items from the gift shop.

  • Casey Farm

The property is one of the oldest working farms in the area that started operations in 1702 and was owned by different generations of the Casey family until 1955. The unique thing about the farm is its 10-mile dry-laid stone wall. Visitors can participate in community-supported agricultural programs or purchase organic produce.

  • Gilbert Stuart Home and Museum

The home where Gilbert Stuart, the portraitist, spent the first six years of his life, still stands today. His father owned the home and operated a water-driven snuff mill in the basement. Later the home turned to a tavern when the family left the area leading to the loss of the wheel and the mill. In 1931, architectural historian Norman Isham started restoring the property and installed a new wheel and snuff mill. Visitors can explore colonial-style furniture and reproductions of some of Gilbert Stuart’s works.

How Does SERVPRO Help Resolve Mold Damage in North Kingstown Properties?

Since mold can cause health effects or accelerate the rate of material deterioration in various materials, it is not unusual to worry when you notice signs of mold damage. However, instead of worrying, you should focus on establishing the root of the problem and the help you need, whether it is:

  • Mold specialists
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal

Involving SERVPRO immediately helps because you gain access to qualified technicians and equipment, thus easing various aspects of the restoration, including:

  • Expediting water removal
  • Mapping moisture migration   
  • Removal of moldy materials

SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties can help resolve mold damage before it worsens. Call us at (401) 847-8145 if you notice signs.

Water Removal in Newport

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle SERVPRO understands how serious water can damage your home, Call us for assistance with water removal.

Why is Water Removal & Drying in Newport so Difficult in Humid Conditions?

Water from a leaking pipe or overflowing basin can soak a floor in no time at all. It is essential to remove all of the access water as soon as possible. Many clients mop up the water and then wait for the floor and carpet to dry independently.

SERVPRO is often called a few days later after the initial water removal in Newport homes. Homeowners are concerned that the carpets and flooring are still wet, and often there is already a musty smell. Conditions inside the house, especially in the area of the leak, are very humid.

The musty smell indicates that mold colonies have already begun growing. The damage to carpeting, drywall, and even subfloor may require replacement. High humidity in a room lowers the rate of drying significantly. SERVPRO can immediately –

  • Install high capacity dehumidifiers to dry the air
  • Add high capacity air movers to blow dry air over the flooring
  • Float carpets to accelerate drying and inspect cavities for moisture.
  • Measure the relative humidity as water is drawn from flooring materials and walls

Once everything is dry, we inspect all contents and structure for permanent damage signs and prepare recommendations for repairs and restoration.

Contact SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties for water removal services in Newport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (401) 847-8145.