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5 Reasons You Should Hire Established Smoke Damage Restoration Companies

Apart from the physical damage to your material property, fire can cause mental distress. Your response after extinguishing the fire is all that matters. Are you disturbed by the scars left by an accidental fire in your home? Read on to learn why smoke damage restoration companies are the ultimate solution to fire damage problems.

Access to Specialized Tools and Equipment

Established smoke damage restoration firms have a set of skills and tools that make the cleanup process easier. Additionally, they are knowledgeable about the prevailing conditions and newest developments in the industry. Removing fire soot residue requires an innovative combination of both technology and technical skills.

Residential fire damage restoration firms are armed with state-of-the art tools to increase the efficiency of the cleaning process. Apart from the equipment, these smoke damage repair contractors have the right cleaning products to restore your property to its original state before the fire.

Quick Response

Restoration professionals understand your urgency and are quick to respond to your call. As such, they provide efficient and fast emergency response services to reduce further damage to property. At JP Maguire, we are available 24/7 for emergency response.

The cleanup is done in record time to bring your property to its pre-fire condition. Although there might be the urge to do the cleanup activities on your own, the lack of proper tools is a derailing factor. Without the proper equipment and know how, it will take much longer to restore your property. At the same time, the damage may get worse if left unattended. It is, therefore, important to hire a professional as soon as the damage is done.

Thorough Inspection

Inspection is the first step towards the restoration of your home after fire and smoke damage. With the extent of damage documented, the experts like JP Maguire, will come up with a cleaning plan to restore your property.

Restoration companies have a team of experts trained to handle all technical issues in your home resulting from fire damage. These certified experts comb through the house to ascertain the extent of destruction and determine the best steps to begin reconstruction.

There may also be water damage from the fire being extinguished. Most homeowners don’t know that 98% of homes with basements experience some form of water damage. If you belong to this category, restoration experts will repair the water damage and help to prevent further damage from occurring.

Trained and Skilled Staff

Unlike ordinary cleaners, fire damage repair contractors have a specialized team of skilled and highly-trained staff. The employees at JP Maguire are professional and knowledgeable, thanks to the many hours of training they have undergone. Communication is one of the special skills they train for as part of the overall customer service experience.

Additionally, experienced firms do not take chances with the workers they hire. The employees are vetted according to specific principles and company guidelines to ensure a certain level of integrity and a solid work ethic. The main focus of these workers is to renew your property and make sure you are back in your home as soon as possible.

Thorough Cleaning

The best way to reverse smoke damage is with intense and thorough cleaning. Smoke and ash from a recently extinguished fire can be an obstacle for amateur cleaners. In the case of experienced professionals, they know what to do when such situations arise.

The deep cleaning process must target smoke odor and ash particles settled on surfaces. If the ash is left unattended, it is likely to destroy surfaces due to its acidic properties.

Although the workers will have performed an inspection at the beginning of the cleaning engagement, a second round of assessment may be necessary. This kind of thorough evaluation is something you will not see in ordinary cleaning services.

Professional fire damage repair contractors take their cleaning work seriously, and nothing is left to chance. The second round of assessment is meant to ascertain the quality of services provided and ensure that all surfaces are dry to avoid any mold problems in your refurbished property.

Final Word

Accidental fire is rare, but when it happens, the damage can be enormous. Whether it is an electrical fault or a mishap in the kitchen, the faster you act the better. You can bank on the quick response of fire damage restoration companies like JP Maguire. For more information on smoke damage cleanup in CT, contact us today.

To learn more about our services, email us
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877-576-2484

Commercial Disinfection Is More Important Than Ever

commercial disinfection

CT commercial property owners have found that commercial disinfection is one of the best ways to reopen with confidence after the COVID-19 outbreak. The biohazard cleaning specialists at JP Maguire have the skill set, equipment, and cleaning solutions required to ensure that your property is safe for everyone.

Historically commercial disinfection services were used as a part of emergency response services after a wide range of events. Today, more business owners are turning to commercial disinfection to prepare their properties for reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commercial Disinfection Services

There is a big difference between a cleaning service that offers disinfection services and a proper commercial disinfection company. A company like JP Maguire, that focuses on providing true biohazard clean up services like crime scene cleanup, effective mold removal treatments and fire damage clean up, has the tools, know-how, and experience to get the job done correctly.

Disinfection services require specialized equipment, tools and supplies. It is not enough to have a janitorial service or cleaning service clean your commercial or municipal property, especially when it comes to safely reopening your business during the pandemic and helping to combat the spread of COVID-19. JP Maguire uses As part of the Tomi Service Network (TSN), JP Maguire has several trained SteraMist™ technicians that can respond anywhere in Connecticut to promptly disinfect/decontaminate your facility. Using SteraMIst has several advantages over other products including minimizing the downtime of your facility and no harsh chemicals. SteraMist™ is 99.999% effective at deactivating the virus within 7 minutes and because the main component of the process is Hydrogen Peroxide, the only byproduct is oxygen and water vapor rather than harsh and corrosive cleaners. SteraMist™ is safe to use around sensitive electronics and expensive industry specific equipment.

JP Maguire adheres to all OSHA regulations and strictly follows the state and federal guidelines when it comes to disease cleanup and disinfection.

We use CDC and EPA approved cleaners and disinfectants
Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) and full-face respirator masks are worn at all times by our technicians

We understand that the health and safety of you, your family, and your employees are on the line and Because of the high exposure risk, biohazard remediation is a specialty service that requires proper training, equipment, certification, and licensing.

JP Maguire is committed to providing our community the information, tools, and assistance to keep everyone safe and healthy.

The Spread of Disease

Whether it is mold remediation or it is an effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading in your workplace, the best approach is to use the professionals that know how to stop the problem right in its tracks.

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, commercial disinfection services, biohazard remediation and other professional cleaning services were important to property owners when they had a specific need. Today, every property owner needs to be prepared to take the proper steps to disinfect their buildings so that their businesses can operate in a safe environment.

Commercial disinfection services provide a level of confidence to business owners trying to reopen safely after COVID-19. When you are ready to reopen your commercial property, you can rest assured that your building is safe for people to return to work. COVID-19 does not have to keep your doors closed. There is a solution that is affordable and effective.

Having the peace of mind knowing that you have taken the steps to thoroughly disinfect your building and keep it safe for the people in it, starts with contacting the professionals that are trusted when it comes to commercial disinfection services – JP Maguire.

Commercial Disinfection: What you Need to Know

Commercial Disinfection Is More Important Than Ever

CT commercial property owners have found that commercial disinfection is one of the best ways to reopen with confidence after the COVID-19 outbreak. The biohazard cleaning specialists at JP Maguire have the skill set, equipment, and cleaning solutions required to ensure that your property is safe for everyone.

Historically commercial disinfection services were used as a part of emergency response services after a wide range of events. Today, more business owners are turning to commercial disinfection to prepare their properties for reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commercial Disinfection Services

There is a big difference between a cleaning service that offers disinfection services and a proper commercial disinfection company. A company like JP Maguire, that focuses on providing true biohazard clean up services like crime scene cleanup, effective mold removal treatments and fire damage clean up, has the tools, know-how, and experience to get the job done correctly.

Disinfection services require specialized equipment, tools and supplies. It is not enough to have a janitorial service or cleaning service clean your commercial or municipal property, especially when it comes to safely reopening your business during the pandemic and helping to combat the spread of COVID-19. JP Maguire uses As part of the Tomi Service Network (TSN), JP Maguire has several trained SteraMist™ technicians that can respond anywhere in Connecticut to promptly disinfect/decontaminate your facility. Using SteraMIst has several advantages over other products including minimizing the downtime of your facility and no harsh chemicals. SteraMist™ is 99.999% effective at deactivating the virus within 7 minutes and because the main component of the process is Hydrogen Peroxide, the only byproduct is oxygen and water vapor rather than harsh and corrosive cleaners. SteraMist™ is safe to use around sensitive electronics and expensive industry specific equipment.

JP Maguire adheres to all OSHA regulations and strictly follows the state and federal guidelines when it comes to disease cleanup and disinfection.

  • We use CDC and EPA approved cleaners and disinfectants
  • Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) and full-face respirator masks are worn at all times by our technicians

We understand that the health and safety of you, your family, and your employees are on the line and Because of the high exposure risk, biohazard remediation is a specialty service that requires proper training, equipment, certification, and licensing.

JP Maguire is committed to providing our community the information, tools, and assistance to keep everyone safe and healthy.

The Spread of Disease

Whether it is mold remediation or it is an effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading in your workplace, the best approach is to use the professionals that know how to stop the problem right in its tracks.

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, commercial disinfection services, biohazard remediation and other professional cleaning services were important to property owners when they had a specific need. Today, every property owner needs to be prepared to take the proper steps to disinfect their buildings so that their businesses can operate in a safe environment.

Commercial disinfection services provide a level of confidence to business owners trying to reopen safely after COVID-19. When you are ready to reopen your commercial property, you can rest assured that your building is safe for people to return to work. COVID-19 does not have to keep your doors closed. There is a solution that is affordable and effective.

Having the peace of mind knowing that you have taken the steps to thoroughly disinfect your building and keep it safe for the people in it, starts with contacting the professionals that are trusted when it comes to commercial disinfection services – JP Maguire.

To learn more about our services, email us
or call us today at

877-576-2484

Trauma Cleaning

When Do You Need Trauma Cleaning Specialists?

No one thinks a terrible tragedy will happen to them or to someone in their family. Many people are not prepared for something horrific to happen in their home or in the home of a loved one, like a crime scene or a traumatic accident. Unfortunately in life, sometimes truly terrible things do happen. When they do, you need trauma cleaning specialists to help you during this difficult time. Trauma scene cleanup is a taboo subject that many people don’t want to talk about because it’s so unpleasant, but it’s often a reality that people are forced to face. If it happens to you, do you know what you need to do?

What Can Trauma Cleaning Specialists Do?

Trauma cleaning specialists professionally clean a biohazardous scene. They know how to handle the disposal of biohazardous materials, such as human fluids, and effectively remove all signs of biological contaminants that may pose serious health issues.

Even if you don’t plan on living in your home anymore or you are otherwise preparing a property to be sold, you will need trauma cleaning specialists in order to make the space safely inhabitable again. These professionals are trained to handle multiple types of traumatic events that can happen to a property, whether it’s caused by human or by natural causes.

It’s just as important to use a professional service to clean up a trauma scene as it is when dealing with other traumatic events (such as a severe fire or flooding). Specialists in trauma cleanup know how to remove blood, bodily fluids, and other potential blood borne pathogens that may present a hazard to others.  Some trauma cleanup specialists will recommend you to other professionals for reconstruction if there has been too much damage done for cleanup. At JP Maguire, we handle the entire job, including the reconstruction if necessary. We will take care of rebuilding your home or building to the same or better condition than it was before the event.  

This professional expertise of biohazard remediation is extremely important after a trauma event because Federal Regulation state that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to a blood spill without first receiving blood borne pathogen training, having written BBP exposure control plan and having been provided personal protective equipment.  JP Maguire ensures these regulations are being met with and works with state ana local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and EMS throughout Connecticut performing cleaning and disinfection of emergency vehicles, cruisers, jail cells, uniforms, and equipment.

Do You Have a Trauma Scene to Contend With?

What qualifies as a trauma scene that would require the professional aid of trauma cleaning specialists? If your property is contaminated with biological or detrimental health materials, these professional cleaners can help you decontaminate and restore the area back to its original condition. If you’ve been through a traumatic event, you’ve already been through enough. Make the next step as easy on yourself as possible by hiring trauma cleaning specialists who can take care of the matter quickly.

If you’re not sure if your property qualifies for the services provided by trauma cleaning specialists, call and speak to us. Describe your problem and, if possible, send pictures. We can tell you if you need a trauma cleaning service or not, depending on the issue you describe. Once we know more about your problem, we can give you an idea of the time required to clean your property and even give you an idea of how much it’s going to cost. Moreover, we know which regulations need to be followed after a traumatic incident to ensure that law enforcement or insurance agencies have the information they need prior to clean-up. For more information, please contact us at JP Maguire today. 1-877-JPMAGUIRE (1-877-576-2484) or fill out this contact form and we will call you back as soon as possible!

What we can do to keep you safe

JP Maguire and Tomi SteraMist can help when you need it.

The health and well being of all of our clients, friends, and families is of utmost concern to JP Maguire Associates. As you know from the news, Covid-19 or Coronavirus has become more widespread and therefore a concern for everyone. Our thoughts are with those who are affected. We want to share some information with you about keeping those around you safe as well as our capabilities to help you, should the need arise.

What you should be doing right now:

The CDC has outlined specific guidelines that we should all follow on a regular basis to keep ourselves and those around us safe and healthy. They include:

  • Actively encourage sick people to stay home:
    • people who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come until they are free of fever
  • Separate sick people:
    • CDC recommends that anyone who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath) upon arrival to your facility or become sick during the day should be separated from others and be sent home immediately.
  • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all who visit your facilities:

    • Place posters that encourage staying home when sickcough and sneeze etiquette, and hand hygieneat the entrance to your workplace and in other workplace areas where they are likely to be seen.
    • Provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles for use by anyone in your facilities.
    • Instruct people to clean their hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Provide soap and water and alcohol-based hand rubs. Ensure that adequate supplies are maintained. Place hand rubs in multiple locations or in conference rooms to encourage hand hygiene.
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning:
    • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.

What should you do if you have an exposure in your facility?

First thing… do not panic. Having a plan in place ahead of time is the first step to mitigating any further exposures and keeping everyone who uses your facility as safe as possible. Your plan should include a company with the tools and technology that is capable of handling a biohazard clean up on a large scale.

Similar to Influenza A, Coronavirus is an enveloped virus. While this would often serve to protect the virus from possible threats, SteraMist features efficacy against Influenza A and other enveloped viruses, including Coronavirus. Tomi (the manufacturer of SteraMist) has EPA studies to meet the standards to respond to emerging pathogens in the enveloped and non-enveloped categories. This includes SARS, MERS, and Covid-19 the current Coronavirus outbreak.

As part of the Tomi Service Network (TSN), JP Maguire has several trained SteraMist technicians that can respond anywhere in Connecticut to promptly disinfect/decontaminate your facility. Using SteraMIst has several advantages over other products including minimizing the downtime of your facility and no harsh chemicals. SteraMist is 99.999% effective at deactivating the virus within 7 minutes and because the main component of the process is Hydrogen Peroxide, the only byproduct is oxygen and water vapor rather than harsh and corrosive cleaners. SteraMist is safe to use around sensitive electronics and expensive industry specific equipment.

JP Maguire is committed to providing our community the information, tools, and assistance to keep everyone safe and healthy. Do not hesitate to contact whenever you need us. As always we are available 24/7.

call us today

877-576-2484

Choosing a Reliable Mold Removal Company:

5 Things You Need to Know

Choosing a Reliable Mold Company

48 hours is enough time for mold to spread. Whenever you have a mold problem, seeking help from a biohazard cleaning specialist is among the best decisions you can ever make. It’s rather hard to give a quote over the phone because mold removal calls for a thorough inspection to help determine the scope of work. Killing mold can be an uphill task to handle on your own and it’s wise to leave the job to effective mold treatment professionals. Here are tips to help you when looking for mold removal services.

1. Customer Reviews

Word of mouth is among the best ways to know about the best mold removal experts in town. Professional companies know that their clients will most likely spread the word about their services. So, seeking the opinion of someone who hired a certain service provider before will offer insight on what to expect. Now that you will be hearing from the horse’s mouth, you will be able to separate good mold removal companies from the bad.

The internet is also a powerful platform that can work in your favor. A quick look at the company’s social media pages and website will paint a clear picture of what their services are like. One or two complaints are no cause for alarm, but you may have reason to worry if the company seems to rub all clients the wrong way with negative reviews.

2. Trust Your Instincts

Trusting your gut might not seem like a big deal in this case, but it can help avoid regrets later. If a service provider appears unprofessional or arrives at your home with a dirty, unmarked van, it could be cause for concern. Make sure you are trusting the job to qualified professionals. Your hard-earned money will simply go down the drain when the mold removal job isn’t done to perfection.

3. Insurance

Insurance is a must-have when in need of most services today, and mold removal is no exception. Should anything go wrong on the job, insurance serves as a safety net to cover any accidents or liabilities likely to occur.
Make sure any contractor you use is fully insured, and if there are times when the company works with subcontractors, make sure that they are insured as well.

4. Price

Remember that cheapest is not always the best option. There is some truth to what people say about getting what you pay for, but this doesn’t mean that you have to over-pay either. A mold removal contractor that helps strike a balance between superior quality and fair price is the best.

5. Experience

Mold can be stubborn, and not doing an effective job removing it means that the problem will likely recur in the near future. In order to get perfect results the first time, mold removal is a job that should be handled by experienced professionals. An experienced company knows the best mold removal methods in line with proper guidelines. Such a company can also enlighten you on mold prevention tips for the future.

Bottom Line

With several options to choose from, it can be tough to know how to pick the best contractor. It can make the process go a little easier if you know what to look out for, and the above tips will be of great help to you.

In Freezing Temps: Avoid Pipes Freezing

Avoid Freezing Pipes

As lucky as we have been this winter with moderate temperatures, we know the colder weather is coming. Let’s face it, no one wants to deal with the added stress, expense and mess that are caused by burst pipes. In most cases, your pipes begin to freeze when the outside temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

JP Maguire and Associates has been in business for over 35 years, so we have seen our fair share of pipes freezing due to cold weather. It is very important to take proper precaution when temperatures drop.

Keep Water Running
It is important to keep one or two faucets running on low to allow water to move through the pipes. This will help prevent the pipes from freezing.

Allow Circulation
Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warmer air for circulation. Start in the coolest areas of your home such as your basement and attic to allow warmer air to raise the area’s temperature.

Add Insulation
Add extra insulation in cooler areas in your home. Heat tape or Pipe Insulation can be a great addition in preventing pipes from freezing and can easily be found at your local hardware store.

Seal any Leaks That Allow Cold Air In
Make sure to use caulk or insulation to seal any air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes. Even a small opening can bring in a lot of cold air to cause damage.

In the event that you do experience burst pipes, JP Maguire and Associates has a 24/7 Emergency Services to start the process of water removal and drying process. Call 877-576-2484 for our emergency line.

6 Tips In Preventing Winter Fires

6 Tips in Preventing Winter Fires

As the colder season is upon on, it is so important for you and your family to keep proper precautions in preventing house fires. Did you know that heating equipment is the leading cause of house fires? At JP Maguire, your safety is our priority.

Here are six safety tips to ensure your safety this winter season in order to prevent a house fire:

  1. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  2. Do not forget to have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a professional.
  3. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or sleeping. Also make sure to blow out any candles before leaving or sleeping. Make sure children keep a minimum of three-foot distance away from any heaters, ovens, or fireplaces.
  4. Always use the specified fuel recommended by the manufacturer.
  5. Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  6. Test smoke alarms around the house at least once a month and make sure to replace batteries twice or once per year.

Operation Save A Life

JP Maguire is a proud sponsor of Operation Save a Life.

Operation Save a Life

JP Maguire serves Connecticut providing cleanup and restoration after fires, natural disasters, and property damage. Now they’re helping to provide smoke alarms to local fire departments through Operation Save a Life.

The smoke alarms are then distributed to community members after the fire service is sent on a call. Following a medical transport, fire, etc. the firefighters will inspect, offer to replace alarm batteries, or the alarms entirely.

JP Maguire is also helping local fire departments by offering turnout gear and truck cleaning for safety and cancer prevention.