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How Partnering with SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties Helps You Restore and Rebuild After a Disaster

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

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When disaster strikes, the path to recovery can seem daunting. That's where SERVPRO® of Newport & Bristol Counties comes in, guiding you through the restoration and rebuilding process with expertise and compassion. Our all-encompassing approach ensures that from the moment disaster is assessed to the final touches of reconstruction, every step is handled with precision and care. This introduction sets the stage for understanding how SERVPRO's seamless integration of services not only restores your property but rebuilds your peace of mind.

Restoration and Clean-Up

At SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties, we understand the importance of a thorough and efficient cleanup process following any disaster. Our team is equipped to handle a wide range of cleaning needs, from water and fire damage to mold remediation and even biohazard situations. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure your property is cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized to meet the highest standards. This foundational step is crucial in mitigating further damage and setting the stage for the rebuilding phase, ensuring a smooth transition from restoration to reconstruction. 

The Reconstruction Process

After cleanup, the reconstruction process is integral to our commitment to fully restoring your property post-disaster. This service encompasses everything from minor repairs to comprehensive rebuilding efforts, ensuring your premises are restored, making the damage "Like It Never Even Happened." The professionals at SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties are equipped to handle the reconstruction phase in full, helping alleviate the stress that comes with rebuilding after a disaster.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

When it comes to restoration after a disaster, SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is your single point of contact when it comes to cleaning and reconstruction. By allowing SERVCPRO to be your advocate for reconstruction, you don't need to worry about managing multiple repair teams. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties has you covered. On top of a single point of contact, SERVPRO also helps you in navigating the insurance claims process and assists in coordinating the necessary paperwork, giving you a quicker and easier experience.


SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties exemplifies resilience and expertise in the face of disaster, offering a comprehensive range of services from initial cleanup to complete reconstruction. With our approach and focus on quality, efficiency, and customer care, SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties not only restores properties but also peace of mind, making disasters "Like It Never Even Happened." This dedication to excellence and comprehensive support underscores why SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is the preferred choice for disaster recovery and reconstruction. Contact us today!

What the Polar Vortex Means for Your Pipes

1/15/2024 (Permalink)

Thermostat in Snow Polar Vortexes bring exceedingly cold temperatures

As the winter weather continues, "Polar Vortexes" become far more likely, signaling plummeting temperatures and severe weather conditions. This meteorological term, often associated with bone-chilling cold, can have a profound impact on daily life, particularly for homeowners and business owners. In addition to several drops in temperature to worry about, polar vortexes also heavily affect plumbing systems. As temperatures dive, the risk of pipes freezing and subsequently bursting increases, potentially leading to severely damaging water floods. Understanding the polar vortex, how it affects plumbing piping, and the necessary preventive measures are essential for bracing for the winter months. SERVPRO of Newport and Bristol Counties has crafted some preventive measures you can utilize to ensure your plumbing stays safe during the ongoing polar vortex.

Understanding the Polar Vortex and Its Impact

A polar vortex is essentially a vast expanse of swirling cold air that typically envelopes the polar regions. However, during the winter, the vortex at the North Pole often expands, pushing frigid air toward the equator and affecting much of the Northern Hemisphere. This shift can result in a sudden and steep drop in temperatures, often catching businesses and residences off-guard.

The critical issue with these plummeting temperatures is their effect on water pipes. Water expands when it freezes, and this expansion can exert extraordinary pressure on pipes, regardless of whether they are made of metal or plastic. When the pressure becomes too great, pipes can burst, leading to water damage, the potential for mold growth, and the need for repairs on top of restoration and cleaning services.

Prevention and Protection

To mitigate the risks of a polar vortex freezing your pipes, consider the following preventive steps:

  1. Insulate Pipes: Wrapping exposed pipes in foam insulation, particularly those in unheated areas like basements, attics, and garages, can significantly reduce the risk of freezing.
  2. Maintain Consistent Indoor Temperature: Keeping your home heated consistently, even when you're away, helps keep the internal temperature of pipes above freezing.
  3. Allow Faucets to Drip: Allowing a slight drip in faucets can prevent pressure buildup within pipes, reducing the risk of freezing and bursting.
  4. Drain Water from Pools and Sprinklers: Drain water from the swimming pool and sprinkler supply lines following the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Close Inside Valves Supplying Outdoor Hose Bibs: After removing and draining outdoor hoses, close the inside valves that supply these bibs but leave the outside valve open.
  6. Insulate Vulnerable Spaces: Increase insulation in areas like attics, basements, and crawl spaces to maintain higher temperatures.
  7. Open Cabinet Doors: Allow warmer air to circulate around plumbing by opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.

The polar vortex, while a natural weather phenomenon, poses a significant challenge to plumbing, particularly regarding the risk of frozen and bursting pipes. By understanding this meteorological event and taking proactive, preventative measures, you can safeguard your home against the potentially devastating and costly consequences. Prevention actions are far more effective and less costly than repair. Stay warm, stay informed, and prepare your home for whatever the winter brings. 

Should you incur any water or storm damage during the Polar Vortex, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Newport and Bristol Counties, and we'll make it "Like It Never Even Happened!"

Common Locations That Leak During a Storm | SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

Ceiling panels with fungus outside house from water pipes damaged or rainy leaked Water damage is just one of the many effects storms can have on your home, but we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties today.

Rain, snow, sleet and hail can all impact our homes in different ways. While certain damage situations are obvious and can leave you with noticeable damage, other issues can be lurking just out of sight.

Tracking down a water leak during a storm can help you minimize damage and can help you stay in control of the situation. We explain the most common areas in your home to check during a weather event so you can stop a water issue in its tracks. 

Your Windows and Doors

Our homes do a really good job of protecting us against the elements, but they aren’t invincible. Anywhere that has direct access to outside has the potential to leak. Windows and doors can have gaps that form around them, whether it be due to aging structures or improperly installed materials.

In any case, even the smallest crack can lead to a water leak if the rain is blown against your windows. In addition, any exterior doors can also become vulnerable to water issues. Water can get up underneath your threshold and lead to warping, sagging or even rot problems. 

Up on Your Roof

We rely on our roofs on a daily basis to keep us dry and safe during severe weather, but they can also suffer damage if the conditions are right. A single weather event can lead to broken or missing shingles, but it can also lead to serious impact damage if a tree or other heavy object falls on it.

If the leak isn’t caught in time or is outwardly noticeable, the water leak can slowly drip down your attic walls and can infiltrate virtually every room in your home. It can sag floors, ruin drywall and even compromise the joists behind your walls and under your floors. 

Along Your Foundation 

If you live in a low-lying area or have trouble keeping your carpet dry when it rains, you know all about the importance of keeping your foundation dry. If the rain falls heavy and fast enough, it can overwhelm your gutters and pour over the side of your home. This water can leak down your foundation and can soak your carpet and other materials in your lowest level. 

Suffering water damage during a storm can be really frustrating, especially if the situation left you with standing water or extensive issues. Contact our water damage restoration team for an immediate drying, cleaning and restoration and we will work hard to make sure you recover right away. 

Our team can help you overcome water damage. Contact SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties today.

What to Do After Suffering a Disaster at Your Business | SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial building damage after strong tornado storm Has a recent disaster caused damage to your business's building? We have your back. Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties today!

You are busy enough on a daily basis worrying about your day-to-day tasks and managing your staff that it can be easy to overlook the importance of planning for disaster. While you may occasionally think about what a property fire could do to your building or what you would do if a huge storm was barreling towards our community, these scenarios are probably not at the forefront of your mind all the time.

If a disaster does occur at your business, you could be left with a huge mess on your hands, an extensive recovery and lots of questions from your staff and customers. Let us help you handle your restoration and make life a little easier.

SERVPRO® of Newport & Bristol Counties is proud to offer our full restoration and cleaning services to the businesses and commercial properties in our community. 

Dealing With Large Losses

We are highly trained to handle every kind of home and weather disaster imaginable, so there is no disaster situation that is too large or too destructive for us to handle. We have a large-loss division that is in charge of handling large disaster situations from start to finish.

We will outline your recovery timeline, and our project manager will oversee every part of your recovery. We have worked with many different kinds of businesses and properties before from hospitals and universities to stadiums and government buildings. We will work methodically through your recovery so we can ensure that every step is being taken care of. 

Creating an Emergency Ready Plan 

Once we help you overcome your disaster situations, we can help you take steps to prevent the situation from happening again. Our team is trained to help local businesses create an Emergency Ready Plan that outlines the various possible threats to your business and what to do if something were to happen unexpectedly.

We will assess your property and create a step-by-step guide that will tell you what to do before, during and after a particular disaster. It will include an overview of your emergency exits, a guide outlining who to call and when, and instructions for what to do to prepare for the next disaster at hand. 

Our team is here for you to help you recover from disaster, but we are also here to help you prevent future disaster scenarios at your business. 

Our commercial services team can help you overcome damage. Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties right away!

Tackle Your Construction Projects With Our Help | SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties

8/17/2023 (Permalink)

Renovation and isolation of a room in an old house Need a team you can trust with your home? Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties for all your construction and remodeling needs!

One of the best things about being a homeowner is all of the fun DIY projects that you get to tackle and work on. Personalizing your home is a great way to not only enjoy where you live, but it can also increase your home’s value if you were to ever sell or move.

However, not all of us are equipped to tackle every self-proclaimed DIY project that the internet offers. If you find yourself standing in your demoed bathroom with a hammer and a wall full of holes, you might be starting to wonder if you made a mistake. 

Not to fear! SERVPRO® of Newport & Bristol Counties is here to take over. In addition to our full-service restoration abilities, we can also handle your remodel needs.

What Our Construction Team Can Do
We know that we are probably most well-known for providing high quality restoration services to homeowners and business owners in the southeastern Rhode Island community. We are proud of that, but we are also highly trained in the latest and most advanced construction methods. We can handle any sort of DIY project gone wrong or that remodel that you are dreaming of. 

We will work alongside you to create a construction plan based on your home’s layout and your vision, and we will get to work on any restoration, demoing and reconstruction that needs to be done. Our team will even handle things like dust control, tarping and odor removal needs along the way.

We Will Finish That Build on Time 

Our team fully understands that home remodel projects almost always take more time than you originally anticipated, which is why we would love to take it off your hands. We follow a very detailed plan and our team is highly trained and knowledgeable about all kinds of construction requirements.

We won’t hesitate about any sort of repair, whether it is something as small as drywall patching or as large as marble floor repair.

We also know what to do if we encounter something unexpected while on the job site or if we have to adjust plans based on changing circumstances. That won’t keep us from finishing what we started!

We are proud of the services we provide to our community, and we won’t stop working and rebuilding until you are completely satisfied with the final product. You can count on us for all your construction and restoration needs any day of the week.

On the hunt for a construction team that you can trust? Contact SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties today.

Why SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties Should Be Your Go-To Restoration Partner

6/28/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee cleans an elevator pit after water damage SERVPRO is available 24/7 when your property is in need or repair and cleanup. Call now!

Restoration and construction can often be stressful undertakings, whether for your home or business premises. At SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties, we understand these pressures and work relentlessly to provide superior restoration and construction services. As residents and business owners in our community, we want to give you a few compelling reasons why you should choose us as your preferred service provider.

Firstly, SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is part of the prestigious SERVPRO Team Luzzi franchise group, a powerhouse in the restoration industry. Our network includes 16 franchises spanning Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. This expansive network enhances our ability to provide quick, efficient, and high-quality service, no matter the size or complexity of your restoration needs.

Secondly, our franchise boasts an impressive track record. With over 20 years of experience in restoration and construction services, we've navigated every possible scenario. This accumulated knowledge and expertise allow us to tackle any disaster with professionalism, speed, and the highest level of craftsmanship.

As a SERVPRO franchise, we not only meet but also often exceed industry standards. Our highly skilled teams are trained using SERVPRO's stringent guidelines and procedures, which are renowned for their emphasis on detail and quality. Furthermore, we use cutting-edge equipment and technologies that guarantee effective and efficient service delivery.

In addition, we're always on standby. With 24/7 availability, you can count on SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties to be there when you need us most, providing immediate assistance in emergencies. Our primary goal is to minimize disruption and get your property back to pre-damage conditions as soon as possible.

Finally, at SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties, we're not just a service provider – we're a part of the community. We understand the unique challenges that face our region, and we're deeply committed to helping our neighbors recover and rebuild in the wake of any disaster.

Choosing SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties means choosing a trusted partner who will work tirelessly to ensure your peace of mind. Remember, when it comes to restoration and construction, there is no better choice than SERVPRO. We're faster to any size disaster, and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Damage Restoration: The Excellence of Newport and Bristol SERVPRO

6/27/2023 (Permalink)

Friends dining on great food and drinks at their local pub Revitalizing Commercial Spaces: Newport and Bristol SERVPRO's Expert Approach to Damage Restoration

When it comes to commercial damage restoration in Newport and Bristol, SERVPRO is second to none. As a trusted industry leader, they are renowned for their meticulous service and unwavering dedication to their clients. SERVPRO tackles any size disaster, be it water, fire, or mold damage, with a deftness born from years of hands-on experience and a deep commitment to the community.

For businesses that have experienced a disaster, swift and thorough remediation is key. Any delay can escalate the damage, extending the downtime and affecting bottom lines. This is where Newport and Bristol SERVPRO truly shines. Their highly trained professionals promptly respond to restore your property to pre-damage conditions using advanced technology and techniques.

Their expertise extends beyond simple repair. They provide a comprehensive service, from the initial damage assessment to the final cleaning, ensuring your business is back up and running as soon as possible. They even assist with the insurance claim process, reducing the burden on the business owners.

SERVPRO's deep understanding of the challenges and complexities of commercial damage restoration has made them an invaluable asset to Newport and Bristol's commercial sector. Choosing SERVPRO guarantees a seamless restoration process, mitigating the impact on your business and helping to quickly resume operations.


Summer Fire Safety Tips | SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

It’s sweet summertime! We are ready to break out the shorts, the sunscreen and our backyard grills for some fun in the sun and a few BBQ nights with family and friends.

But while the summer season is one for everyone to enjoy, it does come with its own set of risks when it comes to fire.

It is important to stay safe while enjoying your backyard activities so you can avoid any sort of fire accident that could lead to a devastating house or property fire. Read on as our SERVPRO team explains some easy ways to stay safe around fire this summer.

Using Your Equipment Safely

If you haven’t started up your grill for the season yet, now is the time to check it thoroughly for wear and tear or obvious issues. If you have a gas grill, check your propane tanks for leaks and kinks, and be sure your connections are set up safely. In addition, your propane tank should not have any dents in it or leaks either.

Charcoal grills have their own set of rules. Give your grill a good cleaning to remove ash and soot buildup, and set up your grill at least 10 feet away from your house or garage overhang. Smoke and wandering sparks can be a huge fire risk for your house.

Similarly, check your lawn mowers or other outdoor equipment for the same issues like dented tanks, leaks or cracks. Any sort of gas leak could lead to disastrous consequences.

Bonfire Safety

Who doesn’t love a good bonfire on a warm summer’s night? If you have a permanent bonfire pit in your backyard, keep it clean and ensure that grass or dead vegetation is far away from the ring.

Keep your flame under control, and never store your wood pile close by. All it takes is a single windy evening to start your whole pile ablaze.

Portable pits are becoming more popular these days, so if that’s how you enjoy a fire, set it up on a nonflammable surface and never put it in your garage once it is lit. Choose a level surface and don’t let the flames get too high. Once you are done with your fire for the night, ensure that the flame has been completely extinguished and your ashes are cold before heading inside.

Removing Debris Around the House

A hot and dry summer can create wildfire conditions that could affect your home without much warning. Even though you can’t control a wildfire, you can reduce the amount of fuel in your yard. Clean up dried leaves, vegetation and fallen branches, and dispose of them off of your property.

Preventing a house fire is always preferred, but accidents can happen at any time. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is here to help with your restoration process! Call us day or night for fire damage assistance from your favorite local restoration team.

House fires can cause widespread damage. Our team can help with your recovery, so call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties.

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2022 Update

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

National Hurricane Center hurricane tracking image showing 3 storm systems that are being tracked in the Atlantic Ocean. SERVPRO Team Luzzi is available to help when storm damage occurs. Call us 24/7

The Atlantic storm season of 2022 has been unpredictably quiet. For the first time since 1997 there were no named storms in August and until this point there have only been 4 named storms. Tropical Storm Danielle was recently named on September 1st and is only the fourth tropical depression to form in the Atlantic in 2022. Danielle will remain at sea and is not a threat to land. Meteorologist are currently tracking two other storm systems but conditions in the Atlantic Ocean are still not perfect for creating tropical depressions. Although the warm waters of the Atlantic are ripe for fueling hurricane activity the air is dry and dusty which lessens the chances of tropical storm formation. Despite these conditions it is more likely than not that disturbance number one in the image shown will become the fifth named storm of the season, Earl. It is still far too early to tell the path this storm system will take, it is moving slowing west to northwest and it looks like it will pass north of the Caribbean islands. If the storm continues on its current trajectory there is a chance parts of the east coast could be affected so we will be keeping an eye on this storm so we are prepared for whatever it might bring.

It is a well known fact that tropical storm systems of the last 3 decades have been wetter and have brought more water damage than storms of the past. There are many reasons for this devastation but most scientist point to man-made climate change as the biggest catalyst for the increased rainfall and storm surge witnessed in almost all of the major storms of the 21st century.

As water damage restoration experts we will be prepared for intense weather any time of year. We are available for preliminary assessment of your property before a storm strikes and can even provide preventative measures to stop damage before it happens.

Newport RI Fire Damage Clean Up Team

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising from a commercial building that is on fire. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is here when Rhode Islanders need clean up and restoration help after a fire.

SERVPRO is the company that most commercial and residential property owners call after a fire has damaged their property. Because of our years of experience and proven techniques, our fire damage cleanup team is unmatched. Insurance companies trust us with their clients clean-up and odor removal needs after a fire.

Our team will meet with homeowners and their insurance agent upon first arrival at a residential property. Our team will prioritize contents that are most important to homeowners. If necessary, we can take items like furniture, electronics and clothing from your property and have them cleaned and returned to you quickly or store them until your home is ready.

In a commercial property we will remove and repair items such as documents, computers, and other equipment in commercial properties. This ensures that everything is ready for when they reopen. To minimize downtime, we might work multiple shifts on commercial projects. Our team is ready for large restoration projects such as large buildings with high ceilings or large equipment.

We can also help with structural damage. Once we have completed the restoration and clean-up of your property, we can begin the construction and repair phase. This allows us to move quickly and eliminates the need for switching contractors or looking for sub-contractors. We are available on request!

We are available 24/7/365 to assist you with your fire damage restoration needs.