Spotting Mold in Your Home
Mold is a hidden surprise most homeowners do not want to find, it is important to actively check your home for mold in common areas. Some of these areas include: under sinks, window sills, basements, laundry rooms, and anywhere commonly exposed to water. You can see mold spores, but more commonly a damp smell will be present.
If you have had past flooding in your residence or other water intrusion, your home is likely to have mold present, the real question is how much? If you feel like the mold is a risk, then immediately place a call to an expert such as SERVPRO so they can determine the extent of the mold present and remove it.
Why You Should Clean Your Carpet
Professional carpet cleaning is not something everyone thinks about, but a dirty carpet can pose risks in a home or office. Carpets can hold onto things such as allergens, dust, and bacteria that can pose a risk to your health. Vacuuming only helps temporarily but does not remove all of the built up particles in the fabric of the cloth. Professional cleaning also improves airflow and makes your carpet and room look much cleaner.
Professional cleaners like SERVPRO are skilled in cleaning carpets under regular circumstances and even the irregular. So before you consider replacing your carpet, give SERVPRO a call and see what can be done for you.
How to Deal With a Sewage Backup
What do you do when you arrive home to the smell of fresh sewage? First off, do not panic, it is important to shut off the water and electrical to prevent further damages. Once this is done it is crucial to avoid contact with the waste as it poses a health risk. Sewage backups are considered an emergency and professional help will be required. Until you can place a call to a company such as SERVPRO, opening your windows will temporarily relieve some of the horrendous smell.
With help from professionals, the sewage can be drained and the smell removed. If you do not take the proper steps to remove it, the risk to yourself and your home can be detrimental.
Risks of a Leaking Roof
Heavy rain and snow can cause hidden damages with long lasting issues in your home, especially on the roof. A leak in your roof is something that cannot be ignored, even a small leak can result in mold, frame rot, and destroyed insulation. The onset of these issues is rapid and must be dealt with immediately. Water damage can be detrimental, but the damage can be minimized if you frequently check for leaks and do any necessary repairs promptly.
If you choose to do your own repairs, it is crucial to complete the whole process. SERVPRO is there to help. While the leak is sealed and the water is cleaned up, mold must be destroyed and the re growth must be prevented. The risks of a hidden mold outbreak can be dangerous to the health of you and your family. Always remember, the longer you wait, the more damage will be done; a small leak can become a huge one overnight.
Maintenance tips to prepare your property for the winter
Preparing for the cold, along with the potential winter storms that come with it is important for a few reasons: its both cost and time effective, to name a few. A handful of tips that may help prevent unwanted waste of time and money can be found below.
1. Clearing all the drains on the property of debris.
2. Be aware of snow buildup on your roof. Every roof has its own weight capacity, and exceeding that can cause long term problems.
3. Cracks and weaker walls that are already in the structure will worsen with the dry winter air. Get these checked out in the fall to avoid larger bills down the road.
Many problems can occur in a property: fire, water, mold, deterioration and so on. Many of these problems are overwhelming and upsetting, and if you want to be relieved of stress know that there are people that can and will help you.
At SERVPRO, we specialize in the cleanup and restoration of problems like these. If something unfortunate happens to your property, make sure to call our office for assistance. We will be sure to address the issue, and fix the problem.
After The Fire Is Out
Once in a while we are struck by calamities such as fires. Fire can be caused by:
- Human errors such as forgotten candles
- Electrical faults
- Home appliances
- Gases and chemicals
Even with smoke detectors in place, fire can raze down an entire building or parts of the building leaving considerable damage in its trail. Long after the firefighters have left the question on most house owners minds is what next? The damage is both financially and emotionally draining. Loss of personal property and disruption of regular life is frustrating. It may involve moving out to a new home while the damages are repaired and for business, it leads to an immediate loss of income.
Once you have met with your insurance provider, you then seek a firm that specializes in restoration. You need a company that has an excellent reputation and will help rebuild your house. Not everybody that promises to bring back your premises' lost glory will deliver. When contracting a restoration company in Manhattan consider the following:
Restoration should be carried out as quickly as possible. You want to restore normalcy within the shortest time possible. If it's business, it should be up and running within a relatively short period. You don't want to work with someone that will drag the repairs for months. Speed does not mean poor maintenance. It is possible to achieve good quality renovation in a short period using the right staff and equipment.
Ensure the firm you select has experienced and qualified staff. The staff should also be trustworthy; your belongings should remain safe even as you open your home or business to 'strangers.' They should possess modern and efficient equipment to be used in renovation and cleaning. State of the art equipment ensures a thorough cleaning and does not leave any traces behind. The staff should show empathy to their clients as they are going through a rough time.
Up and Out of Smoke Odor
Smoke damage leaves your property with black marks which can be unpleasing to look at. It destroys the appearance and structure of everything in it. This includes walls, ceiling, furniture and any other item in the affected room. It also leaves the building with an unpleasant odor that is hard to eliminate unless you turn to professionals like us for assistance. We are here to assist any smoke damage victims in New York City by offering friendly yet professional services to deal with the disturbing issue and restore your home or business property to its previous state.
We use our experience and high-tech equipment to make sure that we clean and deodorize the building making it a comfortable place to live in. Smoke, due to its nature, can easily seep through the smallest cracks. It is, therefore, hard for you to notice it and this could lead to substantial damages when the issue gets out of hand.
Our team is qualified and has knowledge about how smoke works. This makes us the best option for you. We offer complete cleanup and odor removal in Manhattan. We do this by following simple yet effective steps as follows;
Removing soot from the household
This is the residue left behind after the smoke damage. It is the action taken after assessing the level of the damage and marking the affected areas.
Determining and getting rid of the source of odor
The smoke smell remains in carpets, upholstered furniture and clothing unless it is eliminated before the cleaning process. We use high-quality additives and chemicals to help break the molecules and get rid of the smell.
Cleaning the room
After deodorizing, it is time to eliminate the smoke spots by doing a thorough cleaning of the walls, carpets and the washable clothes ensuring that they are all left immaculately clean.
If you are having a smoke damage issue in Staten Island we are the right solution for you;
- We are experienced
- Have the right equipment
- Certified to do the job
- We offer emergency restoration services
Do not think twice about trusting us to do the job for you and you will not regret your decision.
Staten Island Storm Watch
With the Atlantic hurricane season approaching, meteorologists are recommending that certain regions take the proper precautions for the upcoming hurricane season.
Forecasters at AccuWeather have just recently predicted an above average hurricane season this year, meaning that the number of expected storms is slightly larger than normal. According to the forecasters there may be up to 14 storms this season, which ranges from June 1 to Nov 30. Up to 4 of this 14 may become classified hurricanes.
Based on these stats, it is within the advice of professionals to start planning well ahead of time so that safe measures may be appropriately executed.
Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
Fire damages could be the most devastating incident you can ever experience. Being a stressful time for you, we believe that all you need is a professional service to help you recover to your usual self again. Our restoration company will always be here to meet all your needs as regards any incident related to the fire. We will always empathize with you, hence provide you with services that will give you satisfaction.
Our restoration company in Manhattan has competent staff who are thoroughly trained to meet any of your need. We have the most modern and specialized fire restoration equipment and techniques that will always meet the needs of your home at any time of the year.
Our specialized services are tailored to meet any smoke and fire damages in your home. We, therefore provide various cleaning procedures for the multiple materials burnt.
Our restoration process includes:
- Emergency Contact
- Inspection of the related incident
- Fire Damage Assessment
- Board and Roof tarp services (if any)
- In cases where water damage has been experienced, we provide water removal and drying services
- Cleaning off smoke and soot off all affected surfaces
- Overall cleaning and repair services
- Finally, we give restoration service
Why You Need Us?
- We've always cared for our client's property like our own.
- We ensure convenient services all through the yea; 24/7
- We act quicker to any fire-related incident; to lessen and limit further damages and reduces potential loses as well
- We can deal with any size of fire and smoke incident experienced
- Our company is specialized in fire and water-related damages; hence we assure you the most reliable and quality services
- Our fire and smoke restoration technicians have the required skills and capacity to meet your needs.
- We have odor our control technicians
- Our fabric cleaning technicians provide satisfaction
- Our Restoration technicians are qualified to meet all your concerns