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SERVPRO of Burlington & Middlebury has certified techs who are on-call to provide 24/7 emergency service to residence and will always respond in a timely manner. We are dedicated to arrive to any-sized disaster as fast as possible. No matter what time it is, the team at SERVPRO will respond to your restoration and cleaning needs to make it “Like it never even happened.”
The SERVPRO of Burlington & Middlebury franchise also offers the same emergency services to commercial businesses as well, large or small.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Call us at any time and we will be happy to assist you – (802) 497-1101
Educated employees are vested employees
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification provides the training, education and standards for which we perform all our work
We at SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury take great pride in the education we offer our employees. The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) offers a wide array of industry specific certification courses. We send each of our technicians away for training a couple times a year so that they are learning state of the art techniques, industry specific knowledge and skills that they then are able to apply while producing projects at SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury. When you call on a professional to assist you with your water, fire, mold or other type of disaster, you can count on SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury for having EDUCATED and CERTIFIED technicians who will perform the work in your home or business, to the standard that is expected in this industry.
We take our trade seriously here at SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury and aim to provide the best service available in Vermont!
Learn more about the IICRC at www.iicrc.org
Project Facilitator Wins Claims Professional of The Year Award!
Sara is presented with the Claims Professional of The Year Award from Region I IAIP
Please join us in congratulating our very own Sara Arman as she recently won the "Claims Professional of The Year" Award at the IAIP Region I Conference, held April 7-10 in Portland, Maine.
Sara won the local Association award in April 2015 and then went on to complete at the Regional Level this past weekend, which she WON! She now advances to the International level in Richmond, VA June 16-19.
From the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP):
Claims Professional of The Year - An award to recognize the claims professional who has demonstrated superior knowledge of the claims field, experienced professional advancement through educational pursuits, demonstrated leadership in the field, and is an active participant in IAIP activities. Criteria include insurance education, IAIP activities, involvement in claims or adjusters associations, civic involvement, insurance teaching experience and an essay regarding the candidate’s work experience, goals, and achievements.
The team here at SERVPRO of Burlington / Middlebury sure has recognized Sara as being a winner all along, but now she has a plaque saying so. Cheers to Sara, and Congratulations! We're so glad you're part of our team! Best of luck to you as you advance to the International Level!
Winter Weather Preparedness
Are you winter ready? It's hard to believe with such warm temperatures lately that winter is knocking on the door. It won't be long and temperatures will drop and frozen precipitation will fall from the sky. The team at SERVPRO of Burlington Middlebury welcomes winter with open arms. With the help of the CDC, we are providing some information to help you raise awareness about the winter weather and preparedness!
- Make sure you have at least one of the following in case there is a power failure:
- Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries.
- Battery-powered radio, with extra batteries, for listening to local emergency instructions
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio receiver for listening to National Weather Service broadcasts. Learn more about NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
- Find out how your community warns the public about severe weather:
- Listen to emergency broadcasts.
- Make a Family Communication Plan. Your family may not be together during an extreme winter event, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together, and what you will do during an emergency.
- Be sure to check on older neighbors and family members; assist as necessary.
- Know what winter storm warning terms mean:
- Winter Weather Advisory: Expect winter weather condition (e.g., accumulation of snow, freezing rain, and sleet) that could cause severe inconvenience and life-threatening hazards.
- Frost/Freeze Warning: Expect below-freezing temperatures.
- Winter Storm Watch: Be alert; a storm is likely.
- Winter Storm Warning: Take action; the storm is in or entering the area.
- Blizzard Warning: Seek refuge immediately! Snow and strong winds, near-zero visibility, deep snow drifts, and life-threatening wind chill.
- Other terms are available from NOAA.
- Turning on the stove for heat is not safe; have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:
- Extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter coats
- Fireplace with plenty of dry firewood or a gas log fireplace
- Portable space heaters or kerosene heaters
- Check with your local fire department to make sure that kerosene heaters are legal in your area.
- Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements.
- Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
- Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
- Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.
- Have the following safety equipment:
- Chemical fire extinguisher
- Smoke alarm in working order (Check prior to winter storm season and change batteries, if needed.)
- Carbon monoxide detector (Check prior to winter storm season and change batteries, if needed.)
- Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage, or near the air intake of your home because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet.
- Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite.
- Use individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords to plug in other appliances.
Cooking and Lighting Checklist
- Use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns.
- Never use charcoal grills or portable gas camp stoves indoors. The fumes are deadly.
- Avoid using candles as these can lead to house fires.
- If you do use candles, never leave lit candles alone.
Food and Safety Checklist
Have a week’s worth of food and safety supplies. If you live far from other people, have more supplies on hand. Make sure you have the following supplies:
- Drinking water
- Canned/no-cook food (bread, crackers, dried fruits)
- Non-electric can opener
- Baby food and formula (if baby in the household)
- Prescription drugs and other medicine
- First-aid kit
- Rock-salt to melt ice on walkways
- Supply of cat litter or bag of sand to add traction on walkways
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Battery-powered lamps or lanterns
(To prevent the risk of fire, avoid using candles.)
Keep a water supply. Extreme cold can cause water pipes in your home to freeze and sometimes break.
- Leave all water taps slightly open so they drip continuously.
- Keep the indoor temperature warm.
- Allow more heated air near pipes. Open kitchen cabinet doors under the kitchen sink.
- If your pipes do freeze, do not thaw them with a torch. Thaw the pipes slowly with warm air from an electric hair dryer.
- If you cannot thaw your pipes, or if the pipes have broken open, use bottled water or get water from a neighbor’s home.
- Fill the bathtub or have bottled water on hand.
- In an emergency, if no other water is available, snow can be melted for water. Bringing water to a rolling boil for one minute will kill most germs but won’t get rid of chemicals sometimes found in snow.
Car and Emergency Checklist
Minimize travel, but if travel is necessary, keep the following in your vehicle:
- Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries
- Windshield scraper
- Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Snack food
- Extra hats, coats, and mittens
- Chains or rope
- Tire chains
- Canned compressed air with sealant for emergency tire repair
- Road salt and sand
- Booster cables
- Emergency flares
- Bright colored flag or help signs
- First aid kit
- Tool kit
- Road maps
- Waterproof matches and a can to melt snow for water
- Paper towels
Ready to assist you when disaster strikes
For 24 Hour Emergency Service call 802-497-1101
SERVPRO of Burlington Middlebury provides immediate water damage restoration, mold remediation and fire damage restoration services. When a property damage occurs count on SERVPRO of Burlington Middlebury to mitigate water damage, mold, and fire damage professionally.
Property owners count on SERVPRO of Burlington Middlebury to provide professional 24 hour emergency response.
We have provided our clients with emergency response and immediate mitigation after damages that require restoration and repair. Our clients receive quality service and restoration management from beginning to end. We ensure satisfaction and quality for each and every client.
Serving both residential and commercial properties with emergency mitigation. Our insurance clients expect and receive restoration service management that ensures satisfaction and communication from beginning to end.
24 Hour emergency response and 20+ years of combined disaster recovery experience makes the lives of our clients and the properties they entrust us with more secure when unforeseen events occur.