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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.

Flood & Water Damage Restoration Newport & Bristol RI

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Satellite image & path of Tropical Storm Alex passing over the Atlantic Ocean.. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol County is prepared in the event of a major storm this hurricane season. Call us 24/7 when water damages your property.

After making landfall and soaking the southern counties of Florida, the first named storm in the 2022 Hurricane Season formed. It drenched southern Florida with record-breaking rains. As Tropical Storm Alex moves out into the Atlantic, it is no longer a threat to further damage on land. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration revised their forecast for hurricane activity for this season to include more active storms than they had previously predicted. According to the Colorado State University scientist, there will be 20 named hurricanes, 10 hurricanes and 5 hurricanes that reach category 3 strength.

SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties can help in case of a major hurricane in New England, or elsewhere in the United States. We know how many people and how much equipment is needed to restore property after a hurricane. When called upon to manage a restoration team, we have years of experience which can be extremely valuable when attempting to restore property on a large scale.

Property owners should make flooding repairs and damage their top priority during major hurricanes and rain events. While many are concerned about the impact of winds and downed trees on their homes, flooding can cause much more damage and be even more destructive to a house or commercial property during a tropical storm or hurricane. Recent years have seen the greatest property damage after large hurricanes made landfall. Although they were weaker, large amounts of rain continued to fall. Each year, flash flooding events cause millions of dollars in property damage.

We hope none of the major hurricanes that are predicted for this hurricane season make landfall, but in the event they do... we will be ready to assist 24/7/365.

We Are Prepared For the 2022 Hurricane Season

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a hurricane from space. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is the areas top storm response team available 24/7 to service homes and business of Rhode Island & beyond.

Researchers at Colorado State University predict a higher than average Atlantic hurricane season in 2022 with at least 19 named hurricanes and 9 hurricanes. The researchers also predicted that at least 4 hurricanes will be a category 3 storm or higher. SERVPRO Franchises are located along coastlines know to be prone to north Atlantic hurricanes. We have helped to restore property following all major storms that have hit our territory in the past decade, making us one the most skilled storm management restoration teams in America. 

What is the best way to manage storms?

  • We manage your response effectively and transparently, keeping you informed with daily updates and constant communication.
  • We have a ready workforce that is willing to work in multiple shifts (if necessary) to ensure the best possible clean-up and restoration.
  • We can supply dehumidification and air-moving equipment for any size project.
  • After restoration is completed, we can quickly and accurately estimate your reconstruction project. SERVPRO guarantees the craftsmanship of our skilled and experienced construction crew.

Although we are available before, after, and during storms, we recommend that you contact us BEFORE the next major storm to get your FREE ERP (Emergency Ready Profile). This gives us quick and easy access to any information that we consider relevant about your property in the event of a storm.

Fire Damage Restoration & Repair Rhode Island

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Fire truck hoses on the road after a hire has damaged a home. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is available 24 hours, 7 days a week when fire damages your property.

When a fire damages a commercial or residential property the aftermath can be chaotic. Even a small fire can cause damage and require clean up that might seem impossible. When you call SERVPRO we take the responsibility of complete restoration into our hands and relieve you of the stress and pain associated with this labor intensive clean up process.

We are labor/work ready 24/7... in other words we will quickly scale up our labor force where and when it is needed to ensure that a project is completed swiftly but with precision. Executing a clean up after a fire quickly makes it much easier to reverse the damage caused by smoke odors and soot. We work diligently to clean all surfaces and use state of the art air-moving, air purification, and dehumidification equipment coupled with SERVPRO exclusive cleaning products to ensure every project is completed correctly.

After we have removed all evidence of the fire we can evaluate damage and offer complete construction/repair services. Our team is always ready to go and will start construction as soon as all estimates for repair are approved by you and your insurance provider.

We provide transparent and upfront pricing on all services and provide daily communications for you and your insurance provider to keep you up to date and knowledgeable about progress and, if applicable, unforeseen circumstances that might arise during the construction process. Even in these scenarios we can provide a multitude of services including, plumbing, electric, appliance installation, insulation, painting, finish carpentry and more.

If you are in the unfortunate position of experiencing a fire on your properties call us any time, day or night, and we will be there to help you recover your property, quickly and with as little pain & stress as possible!

Ignoring Water Damage Can Lead to Bigger Problems

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

A car drives through a water covered road in a rain storm. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties provides water damage restoration and repair services. Call us today to learn more.

Water damage to your basement can have a lasting effect that may go unnoticed before producing some unhealthy results! If your home or commercial property was damaged by water over the winter you may have been able to clean up the mess but if moisture has found a way into your home it is more likely than not that elevated humidity levels will be present when the warm spring and summer months come around... and that can lead to mold problems. To avoid these problems you need the proper dehumidification equipment and perhaps a review of the structure to ensure water damage has created any permanent damage to your property.

Our team specializes in water damage repair and restoration services. We provide the proper solutions for your property based on the damage that has already occurred and the potential for more damage down the road. We can handle water damage repair and restoration of any size or type of property as we will provided comprehensive solutions based on your specific situation and your budget.

When it comes to water damage to a properties structure the severity of the issue cannot be taken lightly. Over time water rot will take its toll on a structure and the damage the may occur after structural board have lost their integrity can be much more costly than fixing the problem when it initially happens. This is whey we employ an entire construction team that is ready to work at a moments notice. This gives us independence from the schedule of other contractors and subcontractors and allows us the ability to offer competitive pricing on our guaranteed craftsmanship.

If your property has been damaged by water we can help. Call us today to learn more or to have a project manager come out to your property for a no obligation estimate.

Water Extraction & Clean Up Services Newport & Middletown RI

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee Extracting Water From A Carpet SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties

After water damage, restoration services are almost always required. This is especially true when you have knowledge of carpets, flooring or drywall which has been damaged by water. This is because it is important to extract water quickly from these materials. If not, mold growth may occur soon after. The same applies to furniture and cabinetry/particleboard materials, which easily absorb water. SERVPRO is here to help.We will communicate with your insurer so that all actions can be documented and are covered by your policy.

We will quickly remove all standing water from the property and extract moisture from any expensive building materials, such as hardwood and laminate flooring. We may be able to remove excess moisture from carpets, insulation and drywall, but if those materials are beyond repair we will quickly remove them from the property so that the drying process is as efficient as possible.

After we have cleaned the property of any excess water, we will extract water from the air. We use a variety of equipment designed to efficiently remove water and return the property's humidity to normal levels.

SERVPRO Restoration Available 24 Hours Everyday

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

Drying equipment is setup in a damaged commercial property. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is the areas #1 Trusted Disaster restoration company. Call us today.

Our SERVPRO franchises can easily be described in one word, proactive. Our team is always prepared and always ready to move when disaster strikes. Everyday we ensure our trucks are completely prepped and ready for the next call, we offer 24 hour local response to emergency repair and recovery situations and we stock an inventory of drying and restoration equipment that allows us to service several clients, of any size property, all at the same time. 

Our team is also trained to be proactive. Upon arrival at your property one of our experienced project managers will evaluate your commercial or residential property to provide you an evaluation of the best path forward. Our team will move swiftly to remove damaged property and to restore property that can be saved. We will work directly with your insurance company to make sure you don't have to pay out of pocket for service that should be covered.

If your property is damaged and needs immediate attention we are available 24/7.

Flood damage can cause serious flooding to North Kingston flooring.

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees enter a building with drying equipment. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is available when storm-driven water damage affects your property. Call us 24/7.

After a flood, there are hundreds of drying and recovery steps that must be taken to determine what materials can be salvaged and which materials should be removed. It is standard practice to remove as many exposed materials as possible in situations with contaminations exceeding categories 2 or 3. For concerns of category 1 (clean drinking water), this approach is not necessary. These situations can be caused by wind-driven rain from missing windows, or runoff entering through compromised sections of the roof.

Many older homes in the area have hardwood flooring. This can make it a focal point when SERVPRO restorers are addressing flood damages in North Kingston properties. Wood flooring does not require much attention beyond removing the water surface. However, it is possible to dry the material quickly and prevent its replacement.

The use of sophisticated detectors and cameras is necessary to determine whether any material can be salvaged. Surface meters are able to detect water beneath the wood plank's top layer, but advanced techniques like thermography can show where moisture is present. These results and readings can help determine where mats or other drying tools are placed to remove water trapped beneath the plank.

Oak plank flooring, a hardwood flooring type, has a longer lifespan than other types. This is due to its lower porosity. This flooring can be dried if it is the only area that needs drying after flooding damage. We can control airflow and draw moisture from the material by tenting in drying mats.

Flooding can cause damage to many materials and contents in your home. Our SERVPRO team of experts in Newport & Bristol Counties can help you protect more structural elements. Within hours of receiving your initial call, we can start our assessment and respond quickly to your emergency. We are available 24/7 at (401-847-8145

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If you need to clean your North Kingston Home: Water, Fire, Mold, Call Us!

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees load equipment into a SERVPRO van. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is Available 24/7 When Your Property Requires Immediate Attention. Call Us Now.

Our SERVPRO team has been providing restoration services that meet the needs of North Kingston homeowners and businesses for more than 15 years. Our company has grown to be a one-stop shop for disaster recovery, as well as for specific property threats such air quality issues in your HVAC system, biohazardous conditions inside a structure, and the need to rebuild after a significant loss. We have helped many people affected by natural disasters throughout the country and have been able to build a report that has been used with hundreds of businesses and homes.


North Kingston fires could be very destructive for your home. Our SERVPRO team offers restoration services to help you restore any damaged structure. After first responders have left the site and handed the property over to the customer we can immediately start working with you and the insurance company to obtain the approvals to begin mitigation services as soon as possible. These steps are more effective in minimizing property damage if they are taken quickly.

Mitigation is a critical step for customers' property. It involves many tasks that are happening simultaneously. Our professionals can begin by clearing away the debris from a North Kingston fire-damaged home. We can remove the most dense concentrations of ash, debris and material remnants from the area where the fire started. Once the debris is removed, we can then focus on other cleaning requirements that exposed surfaces may have.

To reduce loss, customers must pay attention to the contents of their North Kingston homes. We offer packing services that allow for more detailed cleaning and deodorization off site, but it is often cheaper to have your belongings restored on the job site. Once the restoration is complete, you can secure them in an undamaged area of the property. Our warehouse offers immersion cleaning methods and an ozone chamber that can neutralize the smoke smells in multiple items.


We have experienced some of the most extreme weather conditions in Rhode Island. We know how critical it is to quickly respond to North Kingston homes that are damaged by severe storms . Our comprehensive restoration plan after flooding and storm damage offers both mitigation and effective solutions for temporary board-up and tarping.

We are a Large-Loss Provider for the region, which means that we have the resources and personnel to handle all restoration needs after severe storm damage. Our team has extensive experience in helping people and businesses recover from disasters. This includes our emergency responders who have been deployed to other parts of the country to assist with relief efforts after natural disasters or hurricanes. Even flooding solutions in North Kingston homes are possible.

Flooding can occur in many ways. However, the SERVPRO professionals sent to your North Kingston property will help you resolve the problem. We can remove standing water using powerful extractors such as our gas-powered trash pump and electric sump pump. The property is then prepared for drying with a combination heaters, airmovers, dehumidifiers and other special drying tools.


It is difficult to ignore the seriousness of mold conditions that can exist in any North Kingston property. Mold spores can be set in organic materials and colonized within 48 hours if they are exposed to the right environment factors. Because of the short time frame between the onset of damp conditions and the arrival of spores, it is important to control moisture using drying techniques. It is also crucial to inhibit microbe growth with antimicrobial products.

There are many ways to remediate the mold colonies in your North Kingston house. Sometimes, damaged surfaces may become too badly eroded or deteriorated by mold growth to be salvageable. Our licensed general contractors are able to remove damaged materials and then replace them later after drying and microbial management have been completed.

It is possible to clean a mold-affected surface, but this requires the use of sophisticated abrasive cleaning methods such as soda or media blasting. These techniques can protect the host material from mold deterioration and reduce the intensity of the musty odors that the former colony emits. We can use tools such as our North Kingston thermal fogger and ozone machine to deodorize more directly.

SERVPRO technicians can install containment barriers to prevent cross-contamination when a controlled demolition is required to remove non-salvageable material. Use of tension poles and tape to isolate work areas can be done with polyethelene sheets.


Our technicians are often called out for water damage emergencies. This is why we always have the resources and expertise to respond to these calls. We have the experience and education to help you recover water from your North Kingston home or business.

We use a variety of extraction tools to dry North Kingston homes in the event of severe water loss. Our electric submersible pump can reduce standing water to less then two inches in clean water situations. From there, light wands or wet vacuums are able to resolve the problem and remove any pooling water.

After a water loss event, monitoring is an important part of our North Kingston customers' efficient recovery. Thermal imagery and surface moisture meters can be used to determine the effectiveness of the air movers and humidifiers placed throughout the house. These readings can be used to help our SERVPRO technicians determine the best position for the equipment in order to remove as much moisture and reduce water loss as possible.

You can trust our team as a trusted restoration team to be there for you when you need them. Call our SERVPRO Of Newport & Bristol Counties emergency service unit anytime disaster strikes at (401-847-8145