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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."

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.

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

Historical Building Preservation & Renovation Rhode Island

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

A worker installs drywall in a construction project. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is Available to Provide Renovation/Construction Services, Call Us Today!

When disaster strikes in Rhode Island there is a good chance an older home or commercial property is damaged. Throughout Rhode Island historical homes and businesses have been renovated and updated to keep them safe and functional without replacing the historical charm of the property or wasting quality raw materials for the sake or replacement. Our team specializes in disaster restoration and repair within historical/older homes and buildings. We have worked on several historical and old properties in Newport RI, Jamestown RI, Bristol, Barrington and beyond!

When called upon our team works carefully to only remove damaged materials after a disaster such as water damage or fire damage. Maintaining as much of the original structure as possible not only keeps the history of the building preserved, but cuts costs for the home/business owner when rebuilding.

We are able to do this by utilizing our knowledge and equipment to clean and dry materials that other builders might hastily remove and replace. We also work with talented architects to maintain aspects of older properties like exposed brick walls, posts, and beams to preserve the historical look and feel of the property within a modern and comfortable setting. If your home or commercial property has been damaged or is in need of a renovation call us, our craftsmanship is guaranteed!

Disaster Response Team Available 24/7 Serving Rhode Island

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee is working at their desk. SERVPRO's professional disaster restoration team is available 24/7 to help you in the event emergency. Call us now.

SERVPRO is the name to trust in the USA when a commercial or residential property is damaged by an unforeseeable circumstance like water damage, fire, or storm damage. Insurance agents recommend us because we work hard to restore your home or business as quickly as possible after a disaster.

We are always available to help you in times of need and will work hard to ensure your project is completed efficiently and with transparency.

After a disaster a project manager will be on site within minutes of your call if a disaster occurs. The project manager will inspect the damage and give your insurance agent an estimate for restoration services. The project manager will coordinate with your agent and you to ensure that all damages are documented and that costs are clear. Then, we will assign our team to your property in order to set up all the equipment and determine the best way forward. Sometimes we might use multiple shifts in order to complete the job efficiently.

When you need us, WE ARE RIGHT HERE.

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

empty school hallway A job which needed to be completed quickly to meet the start of the school year.

Our school recently needed us to clean their emergency rooms. This wasn’t your usual emergency like flood, fire, storm damage. Instead, it was a job which needed to be completed quickly to meet the start of the school year.

Faculty and teachers complained about the musky smell that was evident in the building when it was being opened for the 2021-22 school year after a year of lockdown. We were called in to assess the quality of air in the building. We were able to detect impurities with just a few days remaining before the school year begins.

We brought in techs from all over the world and a management team to help us ensure that our school was ready for students by the first day.

Call us for any home and/or inspections!

SERVPRO can help in this time of crisis.

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Hand washing We have years' of experience dealing with biological contaminants and will do more than the regular janitorial staff.

This unprecedented time due to the global pandemic coronavirus is a reminder for our customers that they are specialists in cleaning services and that we follow the highest standards of sanitation and cleaning.

Specialized Training

We will clean and disinfect your house or business according to the guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years' of experience dealing with biological contaminants and will do more than the regular janitorial staff.

The CDC recommends cleaning high-touch surfaces such counters and tabletops, doorknobs and light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. The CDC's guidance on commercial spaces includes:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends the use of a hospital-grade disinfectant that has claims against coronavirus and similar pathogens. There are multiple SERVPRO products that carry the EPA approved emerging pathogens claims. We are following all the guidelines provided by the CDC as well as local authorities.

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. 

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.

What is the Difference Between Mold Remediation and Removal?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold damaged furniture. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any type of disaster. Get your home back to preloss conditions.

SERVPRO offers an honest mold remediation service

If you notice signs of mold in your home, it is essential to call for help before the fungus spreads any further.

When you need mold remediation in North Kingstown, it is vital to choose a company that is honest about the results it can achieve. SERVPRO offers mold remediation rather than mold removal. This is because complete mold removal is not possible:

  • Mold spores quickly spread and start new colonies no matter how careful you are.
  • The fungus is present in nature, and therefore no one can prevent it from re-entering your home.
  • Mold can grow in hidden places if the conditions are correct.

Although complete mold removal is not possible, a good remediation service can deal with the current mold growth and reduce the risk of it coming back.

As well as cleaning up mold, SERVPRO technicians monitor moisture levels in your home and dry it thoroughly. Removing moisture in this way reduces the risk of mold resurgence. We also apply industry-standard anti-fungal treatments when needed. Typically, after mold remediation, the indoor air quality is improved, whether you notice it or not.

For mold remediation, call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145.

The Discover Newport Page Is Your Source for Curated Self-Guided Tours in Newport and Bristol Counties

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

a map with a bunch of markers on it to pinpoint locations SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the adventures everyone will have on the self guided tours of Newport and Bristol!

Explore Your Interests and Passions at Your Own Pace with Support from the Official Website of Discover Newport

Do you have a sense of adventure but impatience for constraints on your time and focus when exploring a unique city like Newport or the surrounding areas? Create your own experience with the self-guided tours of the Newport and Bristol County areas found on the Discover Newport website.

Newport offers natural beauty and 400 years of

  • Righteous rebellions
  • Stunning artistry
  • Fascinating history 
  • Intriguing innovation

Design a Newport tour that covers your interests and honors your time.

Dates and times: Ongoing

Find suggestions, maps, and any current restrictions at Discover Newport online.

Meticulous attention to detail and fast response on your timeline, not ours, is why SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is a leading local water damage property recovery company. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, with stocked service vehicles and work crews on their way as soon as possible after your call to (401) 847-8145.

How Can A Newport Homeowner Know The Chosen Water Restoration Approach Is Appropriate?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home A single incident of water damage at your North Kingston, South Kingstown, or Bristol home can be resolved differently.

Enhanced Training and Experience Ensures SERVPRO Offers the Best Water Damage Restoration Services in Newport

Once you realize that water has intruded into unwanted areas of your house, causing damages, the next step is to ascertain the means to address those damages. For most people seeking assistance from a professional water restoration company is the preferred approach. However, you may want to progress further and investigate the methods used to fix the damage to ensure you get the best solutions. SERVPRO is one of the premier restoration companies serving Newport residents.

Why should the water Damage restoration method matter to a Newport homeowner?
You might notice wide-ranging damages in your Newport house after a water intrusion incident. The damages might also affect all sorts of materials in furniture, structural materials, and even appliances. What most homeowners fail to realize is that some of the damages can be fixed in different ways, and each alternative solution might present some advantages and disadvantages. SERVPRO chooses the best approaches for the benefit of the homeowner.

What are some examples of different methods used to address the same problem?
    •    Removing items or drying them in place
    •    Restoring wet materials or replacing them
    •    The use of different chemical agents to stop microbial development

After removing the water that intrudes into your property, you have to find a way to deal with the materials that remain wet. You might think of initiating drying procedures in the affected areas as the best solution, but that might not apply in every case. Materials have different levels of porosity and other physical conditions, meaning that although they might all absorb water, some might retain more moisture than others do. Thus, conventional drying with the materials in place might not deliver the expected results. Removing materials for drying purposes can result in unnecessary damages. The decision made must, therefore, strike the correct balance.

Our firm is IICRC certified. We also have technicians qualified in Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying, which equips us with sufficient knowledge on how to handle different materials when they are affected by water. We also have various equipment to handle both approaches so we can choose in-place drying, if it is practical, or remove the affected materials for offsite drying and thus addressing any problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Is the decision to restore or replace the affected materials optional?
Water affects a wide range of materials in houses, including:
    •    Drywall
    •    Wood
    •    Insulation
    •    Carpets and pad

You may opt to change some of the materials in your house after they are exposed to water and damaged irreversibly. Choosing whether to replace or restore such materials may not seem optional since such a decision is driven by damage. However, you might want to ask what determines that damage to an item or material is irreversible. In some cases, it is the restoration methods available that works or fail to deliver the results you would expect.

Our SERVPRO technicians are highly-trained, allowing them to utilize different restoration techniques to save materials rather than declaring them damaged beyond repair whenever we notice some damage. In some cases, the speed of restoration determines whether materials can be salvaged or disposed of since the damage is beyond repair. For instance, a material such as drywall crumbles when exposed to water over extended periods. Our technicians can prevent such an outcome by evacuating standing water before it causes permanent damage by using high-efficiency water removal equipment, including:
    •    High-speed pumps
    •    Truck-mounted water extractors
    •    Portable water extractors

What choices are necessary when dealing with microbial growth?
Water intrusion in a house can kick-start different microbial development processes, including mold growth. There is a need to address such processes directly, even as you perform other procedures such as drying excess moisture. The restoration company you choose to handle the task can use chemical agents to deal with microbial growth. There are different categories of chemical agents that can be used for this purpose, each working differently. Our SERVPRO technicians study the qualities of different chemical agents, allowing us to make the right choice when the need arises. We use antimicrobial agents if the loss involves clean water, and the goal is to limit or stop microbial growth that leads to mold development. We use disinfectants such as Phenols, Quaternaries, or Alcohol when the idea is to destroy microorganisms, in case we establish that the water is contaminated.

A single incident of water damage at your North Kingston, South Kingstown, or Bristol home can be resolved differently. Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties to help you find the best solution. You can reach us at (401) 847-8145 at any time.

When Should I Remove Mold-Infested Building Materials From Your South Kingstown Home?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling If you discover mold in your property, it is essential to begin the remediation procedure as quickly as possible.

Mold Infestations May Require the Removal of Infested Building Materials Once Other Options are Exhausted. SERVPRO of South Kingstown Can Help to Assess and Remediate Mold Damage in your South Kingstown Property.

Is drywall ruined once mold appears?
For many South Kingstown residents, the appearance of microbes and their odors can cause wholesale replacement of building materials in the home. At SERVPRO, we know that wholesale replacement is not always necessary and should be reserved as a last resort. Typically, porous materials are at most risk of a mold infestation as hyphae can bond deep below the surface level. However, in some cases, molds may not penetrate the entirety of a porous material. It can be time-efficient to scrape the surface layers of mold away from the surface, followed by the application of anti-microbial chemicals for denser surfaces and lightly soiled drywalls. When materials so signs of heavy infestation, SERVPRO remediators can remove the affected area and install clean, replacement materials.

How do you restore indoor air-quality after a mold issue?
Homeowners with mold damage in their South Kingstown property may find the air thick or odorous due to the infestation. Removing colonies and infested building materials can mitigate further spores being released into the environment but may not be effective at restoring indoor air quality. Air scrubbers can help remove these particles from your indoor environment, while negative air-pressure machines can keep them from spreading to unaffected areas. Surfaces that are scraped to eliminate mold colonies can often be repainted using an odor and microbial sealing primer to provide a fresh, clean surface for further redecoration.

What causes mold growth in a property?
- Slow leaks or other damp spots that may occur in walls
- Poor insulation which can lead to condensation spots in cavities
- High levels of humidity alongside warm temperature

If you discover mold in your property, it is essential to begin the remediation procedure as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use to Remove Bathroom Water Damage In My North Kingstown Home?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

A toilet with water droplets hanging off the side of the toilet.  A toilet overflow can cause so many issues, call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Provide Effective Water Removal for North Kingstown Homes

North Kingstown homeowners might think they have avoided disaster after removing water from a toilet overflow or pipe leak. Still, surface damage may serve as an indication of what hides beneath flooring or behind walls. These damages can create a thriving environment for mold and more costly repairs down the line.

If your North Kingstown home requires water removal after a toilet overflow or similar disaster, certified SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to mitigate the damage while saving you time and money.

What Qualifies SERVPRO Technicians for Water Removal?

SERVPRO tools and techniques take a systematic and scientific approach to water damage mitigation.

  • Moisture measurement tools like sensors, meters, and infrared imaging are used to evaluate surfaces before, during, and after drying to ensure that items return to appropriate moisture levels.
  • Extraction tools like wands and sump pumps are as much as 500 times more effective at eliminating water than drying alone.
  • Drying equipment consists of centrifugal air movers that work in tandem with industrial-grade dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from surfaces after extraction.
  • EPA-registered antimicrobials are effective for both sanitation and odor control.

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Restore a Water-Damaged Bathroom?

In a clean water situation, SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to extract water from your bathroom floor, baseboards, drywall, and nearby carpeting. Techs can also evaluate wall studs and subfloors for signs of saturation with infrared cameras.

If there is water damage in your walls, the baseboards may need to be removed for more effective drying of wall cavities. Insulation on exterior walls can be sucked up with a specialized vacuum and dried separately.

SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is ready to leave your home looking, “Like it never even happened,” when you call (401) 847-8145.

How Do Thermal Foggers Help Smoke-Damaged North Kingston Homes?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

fire and smoke filled home. SERVPRO can handle all the fire and smoke damage done to your North Kingston home. Don't hesitate to call for the help you deserve.

We use many deodorizing tools like thermal foggers to neutralize foul scents after fire losses. 

There are many deodorizing tools that we can use to help control the severe loss effects of a fire in North Kingston homes. After structure fires, smoke odors can move quickly throughout the residence, requiring a deliberate response and deployment of efficient tools to neutralize this threat before odors become overwhelming.

With so many levels of fire damage in North Kingston properties, decisions must get continuously made regarding the best equipment and products for restoration and recovery. 

Why Choose Thermal Foggers Over Other Deodorizing Tools? 

While there are many deodorizers in our arsenal, including ozone and hydroxyl generators, there are many instances where thermal and ULV foggers are wiser decisions. While both of the generators can affect a larger damaged area, and technologies like these get used in the SERVPRO warehouse for off-site recovery, foggers win out because they: 

  • Are lightweight and mobile
  • Are fast-acting
  • Produce vapor to penetrate porous materials

Fire losses can be devastating for area houses, especially when symptoms like lingering odors do not get addressed quickly. Give our SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties team a call to help however you need at(401) 847-8145. 

Is Mold Dangerous in My North Kingston Apartment?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

the beginnings of molding Are you having mold problems from the water damage in your apartment? Call SERVPRO of North Kingston to mitigate your problem

Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training and advanced equipment to reduce the hazards and presence of mold in your residence. 

Because many of the apartments in the North Kingston area are much smaller than a single-family home, there are challenges to removing growing and spreading organisms like mold. Careful considerations must occur, such as containment barriers and equipment. 

With these challenges of addressing mold damage in North Kingston apartments like yours, our remediators must consider the pace that mold can spread. We treat surfaces and contents to make them uninhabitable to migrating organisms with antimicrobial products. 

How Can Mold Colonies Get Removed? 

Removing mold colonies entirely is one of the objectives of successful remediation work. This removal helps to protect hosting materials when possible, but it can also thwart the spread of the mold organism, which protects other materials and contents in the path of the spreading colonies. Some remediation strategies include:

  • Wipe cleaning with antimicrobial products
  • Sanding
  • Soda blasting
  • Controlled demolition
  • HEPA filtered  with air scrubbers

Mold can be a threatening development in your apartment’s structure and contents as well as causing health effects. So our SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties team works quickly to resolve this situation when you discover it. Give us a call today at (401) 847-8145.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in North Kingston, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties today at (401) 847-8145 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

We are Cleaning Experts

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Wood tables lined up with "Safeguard your outdoor space with professional cleaning" written in white It is possible to protect your environment by employing effective cleaning treatments. We can help.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties, (401) 847-8145

North Kingston Property Owners Trust SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Services--Why Not You?

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

3 panel cartoon showing hurricane, flooding, and a house fire North Kingston Home Under Water, Burned Out, or Flooded and Mold-Infested? Just Call SERVPRO

When Water, Fire, Mold, or Just a Good Cleaning Is Needed in Your North Kingston Home

For more than 15 years, our SERVPRO team has worked to provide restoration services that fully embodied the needs of North Kingston home and business owners. We have grown to become a one-stop-shop for recovery after disasters, but also for more specific threats to your property like air quality concerns in your HVAC system, biohazardous conditions in a structure, or a need for build back after a considerable loss incident. Not only have we found successes in building our report with hundreds of homes and businesses over the years, but we have managed to help those hit by devastating natural disasters elsewhere in the country as well.


North Kingston fires can be devastating for your home, and the restoration services that our SERVPRO team provides seeks to address every need of structure after a blaze. Once first responders have left the scene and turned the property back over to the customer, we can immediately begin working with you and your insurance company to get the approvals in place to start mitigation services as quickly as possible. The sooner that these steps can get started, the less devastating property loss becomes.

Mitigation is one of the most vital steps for a customer’s property, and one that features many different tasks happening simultaneously. When our professionals reach a fire-damaged North Kingston home, we can start by clearing out the debris. Beginning where the fire started, we can manage the densest concentrations of ash, debris, material remnants, and more. After the debris gets removed, we can turn our attention to other cleaning needs exposed surfaces might have.

Likewise, the contents of your North Kingston home must also get attention to reduce the total loss that the customer experiences. While we offer pack-out services that can allow for more intricate cleaning and deodorization off-site, it can often be most cost-effective to restore belongings at the job site and securely store them in undamaged areas of the property until full restoration and recovery complete. If soot cleaning and widespread deodorization are necessary, our warehouse features immersion cleaning techniques, and an ozone chamber to neutralize smoke smells in numerous items at once.


Here in Rhode Island, we have seen some of the best and worst weather conditions that nature has to offer. When severe storms occur, such as hurricanes breaching the coastlines, we know how important it is to respond quickly to crippled North Kingston homes. We have a comprehensive approach to restoration after storm and flood losses, offering both mitigation for water damage and efficient solutions for temporary board up and tarping.

We are a Large Loss provider for the area, meaning that we have a pool of resources and personnel to ensure that we can handle the full measure of restoration demands after devastating storm losses. Our team is experienced in helping homes and businesses get back on their feet, and that has extended to our traveling emergency responders who have managed to help out in other areas of the country after hurricanes and natural disasters threatened thousands. We even have efficient solutions for flooding in North Kingston homes.

Flooding can happen in different ways, but how the threat gets resolved involves the skilled SERVPRO professionals dispatched to your North Kingston home. With powerful extractors like our electric sump pump and gas-powered trash pump, we can reduce standing water and prepare the property for focused drying with a combination of heaters, air movers, dehumidifiers, and other specialty drying tools.


There is no mistaking the severity of mold conditions that could exist at any time in a North Kingston home. Under the right moist environmental factors, spores can set into organic materials and colonize in as little as 48 hours. With such a finite timeline from the onset of damp conditions, it is vital to manage moisture with drying techniques and inhibit the growth of microbes using antimicrobial products and biocides.

Remediation can help remove the colonies from your North Kingston home, and this can happen in several ways. Often damaged surfaces can become too severely eroded and deteriorated by the growth and expansion of mold colonies to be salvageable. In this situation, our licensed general contractors can remove these damaged construction materials and replace them at a later point when drying and microbial management have completed.

Cleaning a surface affected by mold is also possible, but usually requires sophisticated abrasive cleaning techniques like soda and media blasting. These practices can not only protect the hosting material from further mold deterioration but can reduce the severity of musty odors the former colony emitted. For more direct deodorization, however, we can utilize tools like our thermal fogger or ozone machine in North Kingston properties.

When a controlled demolition is needed to remove non-salvageable materials, SERVPRO technicians can erect containment barriers to inhibit cross-contamination. Polyethelene sheets, using tape and tension poles, can effectively isolate work areas from unaffected rooms of the structure.


Water damaging events are the most common callouts that our technicians receive every week, and as such, has become a disaster, or at least an inconvenience, that we consistently stay ready to address. From stocked production trailers and work vehicles at our warehouse to the ongoing training of our technicians, we have experience and education in the recovery of water losses for North Kingston homes and businesses.

For severe water loss incidents, we rely on an array of extraction tools to prepare North Kingston houses for the drying efforts necessary. For clean water scenarios, we can often trust in our electric submersible pump to reduce standing water to less than two inches. Light wands and wet vacuums can resolve the issue from that point, and clear pooling surface water before our drying tools take over.

Monitoring is a large part of the efficient recovery we offer our North Kingston customers after a water loss incident. With thermal imagery and surface moisture meters, we can determine the success of air movers and dehumidifiers positioned throughout the residence. Each of these readings can help to guide our SERVPRO technicians to a new positioning for the equipment to continue maximally removing moisture and making water losses “Like it never even happened.”

As a reputable restoration team, you can count on our team to be there when you need us. Give our SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties emergency response unit a call anytime disaster strikes at (401) 847-8145.

Construction After Water Damage

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A SERVPRO tech is in a crawl space reviewing potential structural damage to a home. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is a complete restoration and construction company if you experience water damage call us immediately.

Water damage to a home or business can be measured in a few different levels of severity.

Minor Water Damage
There are minor water damage repairs when the source of the water leak is found early, and there is no structural damage to the building.

Moderate Water Damage
There are water damages that require sheetrock replacement and water extraction from floors.

Severe Water Damage
More severe water damages that require construction services to repair permanent damage to flooring and other wood surfaces.

Fortunately, there is only one phone call that you need to make in these situations, and that is to SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties. We offer restoration and construction services to ensure a complete recovery process. Call us today at (401) 847-8145

We help when you search 'water damage repair near me'

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

A fleet of SERVPRO trucks are lined up and prepared to help this fall. Our fleet of vehicles are equipped and our technicians are ready to go. Call us if you need help this fall.

When you are in the upsetting position of having to search 'water damage repair near me' because your home or business has experienced water damage, we are there to help. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is available 24/7. It is usually the top search result when you search 'water damage repair near me.' Contacting SERVPRO after water damage is essential; we are your one and only call! That is because we offer COMPLETE water damage restoration services. Our technicians are highly trained with certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifiation (IICRC). Our team of technicians can repair the damage and complete and additional construction and finish work that may be required to restore your property completely. Contact us today for more information (401) 847-8145.

Large Loss Restoration & Construction Newport RI

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SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is the first call most Rhode Islander’s make when their home or business has been damaged. Why? Peace of mind.

When these events occur, whether from a natural disaster, a fire, or even the wear and tear of time and use, we are prepared to go the extra mile and complete the job at hand. We have the resources and manpower ready if the project scope expands due to unforeseen damage or events that impede our path to completing the project and allowing us to stay on schedule. Our team members are trained to work under duress and to simultaneously mitigate further damage while beginning the restoration process ensuring the best chance at a quick and less-costly recovery.

We take pride in our work and our experience and it is a driving factor in our success. Our managers have assisted in recovery efforts in many of our countries major natural disasters during the last decade. When everything is on the line, go with the most experienced and most reliable disaster restoration & construction team, SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties.

A Team On The Rise

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We are fierce competitors always striving to improve our game. This is how we approach every job, with a dedication to hard work and an understanding that we should always be learning and improving from our experiences. We have been on the front-lines of some of the countries biggest natural disasters where we managed every stage of the recovery & reconstruction process. 

Our aggressive work ethic has helped us to earn the trust and respect of many well-recognized subcontractors including many of the north easts largest reconstruction contracting companies who rely on us when everything is on the line.

Of course, our experienced professionals can only be as good as their equipment allows. We boast an impressive inventory of restoration equipment allowing us to be prepared to manage and mitigate multiple disasters at one time.

We are proud of our team and will continue to build upon the hard work that has brought us so far already!

We are here when you need us.

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Recently we were called upon by a local school for an emergency cleaning. This wasn't our typical emergency, such as a flood, fire or storm damage, but instead was a job that needed to be completed quickly due to the start of the school year!

When preparing to open for the 2018-2019 school year many teachers and faculty complained about a musky odor in the building. We were called in to test the quality of the air in the building and were able to detect impurities in the air, and with only 3 days to go until the start of school.

Due to the expedited time schedule, we brought in dozens of techs and a management team that would teach and lead our techs to ensure the school was safe and ready for students on the first day.