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why use SERVPRO

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

If there is flooding in your New York home you should use SERVPRO to help to remove the aftermath of the flood. NYC is, after all, a serious of islands and sometimes floods from hurricanes and problems like sewage backup, but even the occasional burst or leaky water pipe can reap havoc on your home. SERVPRO provides flood remediation services, but understanding what this exactly involves can provide insight into just how valuable this service is. 

Inspection of Your Home 

If you call them in after a flood, they will start by visiting your home, inspecting the flooded area, and putting in place a flood remediation plan. Homeowners are generally aware that excess water should be removed from a flooded home, but often find themselves unable to locate other problems that are present after flooding. This is often because a significant portion of the damage that results from a flood can be hidden behind your walls and not noticeable to the naked eye. This danger is not immediate in nature and grows over time, and having it remedied quickly can be of significant benefit. 

Once the damaged area has been surveyed, the flood remediation plan can be put in place. 

Water Remediation Services 

Water can cause all sorts of problems in your home. Once it gets behind walls it can contribute to the growth of mold. In the case of salt water flooding, the salt water can cause electrical fires and contribute to other serious home problems. Further, it can contribute to structural problems in your home. 

SERVPRO works to address these problems by getting rid of water quickly using high quality fans and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the flooded area. They apply anti-fungal treatments to the area which helps to inhibit mold growth and other addressable problems. They then will identify any structural problems that are identified through this flood remediation process and provide you with recommendation regarding future services to address the problems. In the meantime, they will often provide you with some basic band-aid like solutions for major problems that are being identified in the process.

How To Prevent Fire Damage

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

How To Prevent Fire Damage

Fires in homes or apartments are damaging, but most of them can be prevented. Most people have a fire extinguisher and smoke alarms to combat any fires that nay occur in their living spaces. 

What Are Fire Hazards To Watch For? 

We at SERVPRO, want people to be aware of leaving on appliances that can give off excess heat. People should make sure that they turn them off when they need to, and that there are not shorts in the wires. Both of these can ignite fires. Our professionals at SERVPRO also want people to replace the batteries every year in their smoke detectors. This can save someone's life when they work properly. 

Kitchen's Have Huge, Fire Risks 

As a rule, cooking in a kitchen poses fire risks. It is important to keep paper and other flammable products away from stoves and ovens. It is also important that people watch closely so they don't overcook foods. Burned foods can ignite fires easily, especially if there is grease involved. Using oven mitts and pot holders are also recommended. 

In NYC, We Are There For You 

Our services are used by people that have homes or apartments that have mold damage, fire or smoke damage and problems from flooding. We can restore the environment of their living space back to new. 

We are SERVPRO, in New York, offering reasonable prices from experienced experts in property, restoration services. Our company takes great pride in how we treat our customers. One of our goals is to provide the best in customer service. Contact us when you are in need of our restoration services, and we will have our team assist you in a timely manner.

Cleaning up a Basement from Flooding

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning up a Basement from Flooding

Few things are as dangerous to a home as uncontrolled water. Water seeps in from outside the home, a sewage backup, or a frozen pipe bursts, and you are left with interior flooding that can be incredibly destructive. 

In New York, this occurs more frequently than home owners want, do the proximity to the ocean. Most of NYC and Long Island are located right on the Atlantic Ocean and Seasonal hurricanes contribute to flooding. 

Damage from Flooding 

A wide range of damage can occur from flooding. Furniture and items can be soaked and unable to be used in the future. Many homeowners need to replace furniture and other personal possessions after flooding. Mold proliferates in damp environments and the growth of mold can lead to serious home and health problems. Water can seep into electrical outlets and pose a fire risk as well. Further, water damage can stress other systems in your home and lead to other significant home problems. The problem is more severe if the flooding is caused by salt water which can severely damage electrical systems. 

Addressing Flooding 

If your home had flooding it is time to call in processionals to help to remediate it. Companies like SERVPRO can come in and examine the flood damage and the. Serve to remediate it as quickly as possible. When they arrive they will examine the flooded area and use their high tech equipment to begin to eliminate the flood related problems that exist and could occur in the future. First, SERVPRO will suck up or pump out any remaining water and apply high powered fans to dry out the area. Their fans are much more powerful than the standard house fan and can more quickly and thoroughly dry out the afflicted area. 

Applicants which inhibit mold growth are applied which reduce the opportunity for mold to spread both behind exposed areas and damage you home. This step is essential as mold poses a significant risk for homeowners. 

The cost of having SERVPRO is minor when compared to the damage a house can have after flooding. Avoid the urge to do it yourself and hire a professional to eliminate the risk of flooding.

what do to if you have smoke damage

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

what do to if you have smoke damage

Smoke damage causes various safety issues on both a small and large scale. Even fine smoke particles present big risk factors for residential and commercial buildings and the people who live or work there. Prolonging smoke damage cleanup only makes it harder to eradicate and resolve, so it is important to contact a home restoration company right away. It is important to hire a team of professionals who have the training and equipment to assist with both fire damage and any water damage caused by valuable firefighting endeavors. 

The professionals at SERVPRO are available round the clock to assist New York residents with their emergency fire damage restoration needs. Do not begin washing walls, cleaning carpets or furniture, or turning on fire damaged appliances before fire restoration professionals arrive. While it is natural to desire life to return to normal as soon as possible, safety concerns must come first. SERVPRO is a company NYC residents know and trust, and their team of professionals offers the utmost compassion and respect during stressful situations. They always aim to quickly determine which items can be salvaged and restored, and are available to assist with move outs and move ins associated with extensively damaged properties. The team of professionals can also assist with the often overwhelming task of conducting a content claim inventory.

What to do after a fire

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

What to do after a fire

Few things are as devastating to NYC homeowners as a house fire. If your home catches fire, the New York SERVPRO team works to help you begin the process of rebuilding your life. However, there is a list of things you must do following a fire that applies to homeowners anywhere in NYC, Manhattan, or anywhere else in New York. 

Call Your Insurance Adjuster 

You must call your insurance company right away. Your agent will help you understand what happens next, and they will walk you through the process of finding contractors and handling your everyday needs. Your adjuster helps you find a place to stay in New York while your home is unlivable, and he or she helps you with the financial aspect of your situation. 

Call A Restoration Specialist 
SERVPRO is a restoration company that helps people with their homes following a fire throughout Manhattan and other cities. What makes a restoration company imperative is that you cannot go back into your home when there is fire damage. It must be cleaned, boarded, and there are other issues that must be handled. For example, water damage is another problem to add to the list following a fire. 

Sort Your Property 

Once you have a restoration specialist handle the details inside your home and you’re cleared to enter, it’s time to sort your property. There may be undamaged items in your home that you can salvage. There are many more that are unsalvageable, and those items will need to be sorted and disposed of. 

Being the victim of a house fire is devastating. It’s also confusing and scary, but you are not required to go through this alone. The people you hire to help you with your new needs are here to make sure you know what to expect. They’re here to make sure you don’t feel alone, and they work hard to make sure you don’t have nearly as much to worry about. Jump to top 

Staten Island Water Damage

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Living in New York, water damage can be a common and very devastating thing. While there are many causes such as leaking/bursting pipes in apartments, issues with plumbing in homes, or even a natural disaster there is a way to restore the damage depending on the situation. Unfortunately, in some cases, there is a chance that some items aren't capable of restoring, for example, some items soaked in water past forty-eight hours can reach a point of no return. On the flip side certified professional water damage restoration specialist can tell the best way to restore water damage to property or if it can even be restored.


Keep in mind one of the best things a person can do is make sure their insurance policy will cover any water damage in the unfortunate event of a disaster. Although making sure to take steps to prevent water damage from happening in the first place will always be the recommended first and best choice.

Tips For Avoiding Water Damage:

-Keep a close eye on your water bill

Sometimes leaks can happen in our homes that we have no idea about and by the time you realize it, there is water damage left behind that's irreversible or you end up coming out of pocket to fix not only the leak but the water damage too. Monitoring your bill can help you catch if it reaches an unusually high amount which can indicate a leak.

-Maintain clean roof gutters

Most times roof gutters can get overlooked but it's important to clean it out at least once a month. Things such as leaves, sticks, debris that has blown around in the air, and even bird nests could be clogging your gutter. This in return can send water flowing into your home on a rainy day.


Fire Damage

3/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire is the natural oxidation of a solid or some liquid material in the chemical process of combustion. Fire is one of the fiercest elements on the planet. It can leave in its wake a devastating trail of damage, property loss and has been responsible for numerous deaths across the country over the years. Most people do not realize the extent of damage fire can cause. It is capable of bringing down buildings, infrastructure that cost a lot of capital.

The most tragic form of fire is referred to as a "wildfire". This type is fierce and spreads over a wide area fast. This type of fire does not need direct flame to spread. The small embers are enough to start house fires that claim lives and leave huge financial damage on its victims. The small bits of debris can be spread by the wind over long distances and can set a house on fire when they land on weak spots of a house.

Although it is hard to fully control the fire damage, we are in a position to prevent the fires and the response we give to such outbreaks.

Fire damage control

Immediate damage control and response is crucial in that it will:

  • Save as much of your property as possible and personal belongings.
  • The fire restoration you hire will document everything they collect by taking pictures reducing chances of losing items.
  • They will return all salvageable items back in the house
  • Save any trapped person or pet in time
  • Help you settle back as soon as possible.

The main source of fire damage however, is to educate people on fire prevention and how to stop causing fires. How to react to fire and when it happens is also very crucial and how to contact fire damage and restoration companies.

Water Damage Restoration

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage may arise because of leaks from water appliances or flooding. Such damage enables the attack of materials through a destructive process.

For example:

  • Wood rots
  • Growth
  • Rusting of steel
  • Material de-lamination

Nonetheless, we offer restoration services that guarantee maximum satisfaction. A team of experienced personnel that will document the drying process carries our water restoration services. This ensures that the damaged property dries appropriately.

Furthermore, a 24-hour emergency service that deals with restoration and cleaning is available, and we respond to any disaster promptly.

Water damage restoration

Water damage varies, and as a result, each will require a specific solution. However, the standard process is the same which include:

Emergency contact

Upon contacting us, the responsive team takes you through the problem and asks questions useful in coming up with a solution. For instance, resources and equipment needed.

Inspection and damage assessment

We analyze the scope of the damage by testing to see the extent to which the damage has spread. Furthermore, we establish the distance covered by moisture to allow for total restoration.

Water extraction

In the process, the majority of water is removed almost immediately by using powerful pumps and vacuum equipment. It ensures that secondary damage and mold growth does not occur.

Drying and dehumidification

Our technicians take room measurements, temperature, and humidity to know the humidifiers and air-movers needed for drying. This stage removes water, which is difficult to access.

Cleaning and sanitization

Structures and restorable items damaged undergo cleaning and sanitization. Our team uses sophisticated equipment for the procedure to deodorize, treat, and remove odors from your property.

Restoration

It involves slight repairs like drywall replacements, installing new furniture and reconstructions.

Our services are available to residents of New York City. Feel free to visit or call us and get help with qualified and certified personnel.

Mold Damage

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a furry fungi growth that occurs and thrives in the presence of moisture. Although mold has existed for millions of years and they are everywhere even in the atmosphere, they can cause some serious health and financial damage in many numbers. Some people are seriously sensitive and allergic to molds and its presence can cause stuffiness, throat irritation, wheezing and many more severe reactions.

Molds can enter into households through open doorways, windows, vents and even air conditioning systems. Humans can also carry molds on them through clothes, shoes, pets, bags etc. The mold would then attach itself on moist surfaces, paper and wood based surfaces and on walls too.

Mold growth can cause decay of such surfaces and can cause breakage or complete and total destruction. They can cause collapse of surfaces and this can be dangerous especially in places where there are children. The growth may look likes spots of different colors. They may grow on food and pose a great huge health risk.

Mold control is easy especially in situations where it is not so advanced.

  • You can control all the humidity levels in a household to prevent growth and spread of the mold
  • By fixing all leaky surfaces and roofs in the house. The windows, basement, pipes and walls where the pipes run through
  • In case of flooding, it is very crucial that a house, building be cleaned thoroughly in order to prevent the mold.
  • Ventilation and any living space, showers, cooking areas like the kitchen to prevent stuffiness that might lead to molding is crucial.

In cases where the mold is uncontrollable there will be need to call for professional help. Calling mold inspectors is often the smart move to ensure complete removal of mold. Continuous mold inspections and testing is important.

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Protecting your home and family is of utmost importance. That's why we ensure that we rush to repair water damage as soon as possible. We will come to your home in the New York City area and deal with the situation. Our technicians pay careful attention to detail. They will document the whole process. The documentation will give you the peace of mind that the people you love are secure.
After all, when it comes to safety you don't want to take any chances

You can call as any time you need to. Day or night, we will be there for you. Our 24 Hour Emergency Service is designed to be a fast solution in New York City. We are quick to arrive. And, our technicians are highly-trained, with hands-on experience.

Your comfort matters to us too. After the technicians finish dealing with the water damage, they will clean up. Your home will receive high-grade cleaning at a professional level. They will sanitize and use products that help remove unwanted odors.

Before you call us, make sure you and your loved ones are not at risk. For one thing, water damage poses electrical fire hazards. It might be best to get out of the house first, then give us a call.

Here are just a few reasons why you should get in touch:

  • We are locally owned. This means we care about our neighbor and neighborhoods. By helping you, we're staking our reputations.
  • We offer you a 24-Hour Emergency Service.
  • We use advanced equipment for drying, inspecting, and extraction.
  • Our technicians are highly-trained professionals who care.

Get in touch now by calling us or through our website!