Recent Commercial Posts

Make Sure to get Your Ducts in a Row!

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and subsequent ducts are the key component to air quality. HVAC and duct cleanliness have a significant impact on the functionality of the equipment as well, a clean system ought to function at maximum capacity. If your system is clean and properly functioning, it should provide you with positive indoor air quality and a lower monthly cost of running your HVAC system. During the times of COVID-19 this is an important factor to consider to avoid the spreading of germs. 

You can keep your commercial ducts clean by changing the filters within the system regularly - it is recommended to change them every 90 days. Check any connections for damage. If you can see any damage to the connections, wires, or motors- it is crucial that the damage is repaired immediately in order to keep your HVAC system safe and properly functioning.

You should annually inspect your HVAC system and ducts to see if there is visible mold, a surplus of dust and/or debris, and rodent infestation. Signs of a rodent infestation would be feces and odors in your system or noises occurring in the system. If your HVAC system and ducts have any of these signs then it is time to call in the professionals. SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island has highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians that will provide you with a free estimate for your HVAC system and ductwork and begin work as soon as you're ready. 

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island understands the significance of a properly functioning HVAC and duct system especially with sickness amidst. We want to help you do all you can to maintain your system. When you are in need of professional cleanup and restoration of your commercial ducts call SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island for a free estimate.

10 Reasons to Get Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Professional carpet cleaning is often overlooked but really should not be ignored. At SERVPRO this is one of our first specialty services and something we are truly the pros at. Your office deserves to be clean, not only for the aesthetic but the health of your employees and yourself. Below are 10 good reasons to give us a call and get your carpets cleaned. 

  1. Prolongs the life of carpeting. Regular carpet cleaning using the extraction method can increase the life of carpets significantly, protecting your floor covering investment.
  2. Protects indoor air quality. Carpets trap airborne pollutants; however, eventually, those pollutants must be removed in order to protect the carpet and maintain indoor air quality.
  3. Makes carpets easier to maintain. Most carpet soiling is made up of dry soils; when carpets are kept thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, most dry soils can be removed with regular vacuuming.
  4. Removes spots and stains. As with other soils, spots and stains can attract more soiling. Removing them promptly protects carpeting from damage.
  5. Prevents buildup of allergens and bacteria. Moist soiling of carpets can result in the buildup of several unhealthy contaminants.
  6. Enhances the appearance of any room. Clean, well-maintained carpets speak volumes about the overall cleanliness of a home or facility.
  7. Improves worker morale. Workers feel better about their work environment when it is clean. This includes the carpeting.
  8. Makes carpeting look and feel clean and fresh.
  9. Removes dust mites and bedbugs that may have found a home in carpets.
  10. Maintains the carpet’s warranty. Most carpet warranties require that carpets be cleaned using the extraction method within a specific amount of time, usually every 12 to 18 months.

These are just a few of the reasons to get your carpets cleaned, and if this hasn't convinced you give us a call today. 

Cleaning Up After Construction

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

Construction crews can leave a mess in your building as they work, and open windows and exposure to the elements can cause moisture to be trapped in your building. Call us today and get your mess sorted out by the professionals. 

Post Construction Cleaning: Once the floors are down and drywall is up, it’s necessary to remove the debris and dirt that has settled in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate.  SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island provides debri removal service to prepare the building for interior design and finalization

Dehumidification and Drying: During the construction phase, a building can trap moisture as holes are often cut in walls and windows left open for ventilation. Excessive moisture can result in mold growth. If you think one of your projects may have a moisture issue, rely on us at SERVPRO to provide the help you need to eliminate moisture and prevent the potential for mold growth now and in the future

Final Cleaning: When openings, you want your business to look its best. SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island can provide you with hassle free cleaning services to give the building that extra shine. Services include:

  • Carpet, resilient and non-resilient floor prep and finish
  • Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Debris Removal (if necessary)
  • Window Cleaning
  • Deodorization

Water Damage While Under Construction

8/7/2021 (Permalink)

Problems with construction Water on site? Call SERVPRO

Problems with construction?

Water damage during a construction project can be crippling no matter how big or small. The damage can create a hiccup in the progress of your project and severely derail projected completion dates when time is of the essence.  SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island understands that mitigating the damage is time-sensitive and crucial for a successful project.  

Why Choose SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island  

We have the proper equipment and trained team to ensure the structural damage due to water can be lessened or completely avoided as quickly as possible.  Our professionally trained team has the expertise to place the appropriate equipment on site to thoroughly dry the structure and put your construction crew back on track.

Work on the project will continue while minimizing the disruption to the work in progress.  We are fully licensed and certified to work with commercial properties in NYC.  Be sure to call the leaders in restoration and cleaning, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island 718-979-4100

Commercial Fire Damage Experts

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property, causing pauses in the ability to work or ruining necessary items. In addition to fire, the smoke, soot, as well as the water damages caused in the efforts to suppress the flames takes a toll on finances and emotions. We understand that every moment spent out of the office costs your business productivity and lost revenue- the longer this goes on the worse it becomes. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island without hesitating.  We are fully equipped with the team, machines, and cleaning products to handle any size loss any time.   

Why choose us?

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • The trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry
  • Highly trained Water and Fire Damage Specialists 
  • We will put you back into business with the expertise and professionalism that you can only get with SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island.  
  • Our team is licensed and certified to ensure that your restoration needs are fully met.

Hotel Cleanup

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Keeping your guest safe

With COVID-19 still on the rise, and the new delta variant affecting even more people, it is crucial to keep those staying in your hotel safe. We offer professional cleaning services to disinfect and fully eradicate any germs in the area with special chemicals and equipment. Your guests trust you to offer them a clean place to stay, and clean is what we will provide.

Why us?

At SERVPRO, we have many years of experience professionally cleaning buildings and homes to an unmatched standard. We only work with hospital-grade, EPA-approved cleaning solutions. Our Certified Master Cleaning Technicians perform jobs every day where they may be confronted with bacteria, viruses, mold, and other pathogens. We know how to do this while keeping you and our team safe.

Commercial cleaning techniques are based upon years of scientific research to determine best practices. Concentrations of ingredients, the application process, temperature, and dwell times are studied for each situation. SERVPRO certified technicians know the formulas.

Industrial-grade equipment provides a reliable distribution of cleaning agents

Specific education establishes service standards and guidelines from the CDC, EPA, and OSHA/safety.

Cleanups No Matter the Size

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island professionals provides a range of cleaning services from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants in hospitals. Some of the commercial services we offer are as follows:

Certified SERVPRO Cleaned:   Our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Ravenswood Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

Air Ducts and HVAC: If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust, and other contaminants. We routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can, in turn, save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

Biohazard: Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. We are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Ceilings, Floors, and Walls: Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your business. You should also clean walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, we can help.

Document Restoration: In the aftermath of a disaster, some of your most valued contents could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, we know that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, our restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it’s too late.

Odor Removal:  As experts in deodorization, our professionals are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

Sewage:  Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. Our team has specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Trauma and Crime Scene:  After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. We will respond immediately with protective equipment and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Vandalism:  Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting. It can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner.

No matter what your needs may be, we have a commercial cleaning solution for you.  Call us today for more information: 718-979-4100

Commercial Services at SERVPRO

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning - bucket of cleaning items Commercial Cleaning SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island

Your commercial property's appearance speaks volumes to your clients.  So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened." We handle Retail facilities, education facilities, property management, healthcare facilities, hospitality facilities, and food service facilities.  Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward to provide your employees and customers ongoing safety as you operate after the COVID 19 pandemic.  As America's #1 cleanup and restoration brand, we have developed a program that is grounded in our 3 C's - Consult, Clean and Certify.  We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running.  Our expertise includes, restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying.  We are also your business's best resource for mold remediation.  

Water Damage While Under Construction

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Accidentally nicked a pipe? Plumbing issue? Broken water main? We’re Here to Help

During a construction project the occurrence of a water damage can prove crippling; interrupting the project’s progress and derailing projected completion dates. Mitigation of damage is time-sensitive and that is something we, here at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island understand.

With over 25 years in the restoration industry, we have the knowledge and expertise implementing the best-suited drying methods so your structure is thoroughly dry, putting your crew back on track to completing your construction project. Our team is fully equipped to ensure we are able to handle any size job large or small as quickly as possible.

In turn, construction on the project can most likely continue, minimizing disruptions to the work in progress. SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island is certified and fully licensed to work on any commercial property in New York, so be sure to call the leading company in restoration and cleanups, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island at 718-979-4100. We are committed to being available for service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days out of the year.

Tips for Investment Properties, Are they Worth it?

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Do I Need to Inspect My Investment Property?

As with any size property, it is important to have an inspection performed. Many owners will conceal all sorts of issues in order to secure a better selling price. Leaving you to deal with the reparation which can end up costing you more in the long run than the actual value of the property. Therefore, an inspection of the interior and exterior structure is a wise investment as it will provide you with an accurate report as to the value of the property. In turn, you will be better able to make a sound judgment with the given information to determine if it’s a property worth purchasing and if so, to negotiate a better price.

What Are Some Things to Look Out for When Purchasing a Property?

Here are some common warning signs:

  • Uneven heating and cooling in the attic could be a sign of something wrong with the insulation of the roof. As a result, get a roofer to check the roof for cracks, crevices, and other faults, while also making sure that the drainage system is running properly.
  • A musty smell combined with discoloration in humid surroundings means that there could be mold. Not only is mold potentially dangerous for human health, but it is also a sign that there is too much moisture, which can lead to a lot of materials to deteriorate or rot.
  • Bubbling paint, staining on ceilings or walls could be due to previous water damage. It is important to know if these areas have been properly mitigated as wet areas that are not properly dried may lead to potential mold growth.
  • The history of changes that have been made to an investment property can say a lot about its current condition. If the current owner is unwilling to divulge more than a bare minimum of information, that could be a bad sign that they are attempting to hide something.

Contact SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island

Whether you’re planning to purchase an investment property or looking to restore, call SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island if you’re in need of cleaning or restoration services. We are available year-round, 24/7. 

Are Your Ducts in a Row?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know, your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? Inspecting the ductwork in your facility or home should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention.

Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout a building or home.

Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may even save money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary.. calling a professional to inspect your system and ductwork to make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns is a good idea. Regular inspections can save money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing dust and grime. The process is as follows;

  • The process begins using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ductwork to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97% of the particles in the air stream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will be either cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

 

This Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost-efficient.

Call us today to find out more!

Commercial Post Construction Cleaning

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Post Construction Cleaning: Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it’s time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate.  SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design.

Dehumidification and Drying: During the construction phase, a building can trap moisture. Excessive moisture could result in mold growth. If you think one of your projects may have a moisture issue, rely on SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to provide the help you need to eliminate moisture and preventing the potential for mold growth.

Final Cleaning: When openings, you want your business to look its best.  Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional of Southern Staten Island provides cleaning services to give the building that extra shine. Services include:

  • Carpet, resilient and non-resilient floor prep and finish
  • Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Debris Removal (if necessary)
  • Window Cleaning

Providing the Service You Need at a Cost You Can Afford

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO CLEANED Let us limit your stress by working with your budget

The economic effect of COVID-19 has affected everyone. Due to the freeze on activity businesses have been forced to limit services and reduce their task force. Business and residents have gone without work due to business closings. An exorbitant amount of requests for unemployment relief have been filed causing a backup in the government’s ability to process claims in a timely manner. In turn, creating a loss of income and debt accumulation not only for residents but for homeowners alike. 

These are hard times. Here at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island, we understand that although disinfecting our homes, businesses, schools and medical facilities is of utmost importance, many may not have the financial means to support the cost of disinfection services. 


We at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island are working with customers to ensure we are able to provide you with the service you need at a cost you can afford. For details, feel free to contact us at 718-979-4100. 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.

Are Your Ducts in Order?

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

A building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and subsequent ducts are the key component to air quality. HVAC and duct cleanliness have a direct impact on the functionality of the equipment as well, a clean system ought to function at maximum capacity. If your system is clean and properly functioning, it should provide you with positive indoor air quality and a lower monthly cost of running your HVAC system.

You can keep your commercial ducts in a row by changing the filters within the system regularly - it is recommended to change them every 90 days. Check any connections for damage. If you can see any damage to the connections, wires, or motors then the damage needs to be repaired immediately in order to keep your HVAC system safe and properly functioning.

You should annually inspect your HVAC system and ducts to see if there is visible mold, a surplus of dust and/or debris, and rodent infestation. Signs of a rodent infestation would be feces and odors in your system or noises occurring in the system. If your HVAC system and ducts have any of these signs then it is time to call in the professionals. SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island has highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians that will provide you with a free estimate for your HVAC system and ductwork.

If you notice that your system isn’t working as well as it normally does such as an increase in electrical bill costs or the system is running more often than usual then it may be time for a cleaning as well. If your system is regularly providing you with maintenance issues such as improper temperature or humidity issues, these may be signs or symptoms of your HVAC system needing a checkup.

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island understands the significance of a properly functioning HVAC and duct system. We want to help you do all you can to maintain your system. When you are in need of professional cleanup and restoration of your commercial ducts call SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island 718-979-4100 for a free estimate.

Tips for Investment Properties, Are They Worth It?

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why Do You Need to Inspect Your Investment Properties?

Most investment properties are big, meaning that it is possible for their current owners to conceal all sorts of faults in order to secure a better selling price. As a result, if you are interested in a particular investment property, you should inspect both its interior and its exterior to make sure that it is worth its price.

What Are Some Common Warning Signs?

Here are some common warning signs:

  • Uneven heating and cooling in the attic could be a sign of something wrong with the insulation of the roof. As a result, get a roofer to check the roof for cracks, crevices, and other faults, while also making sure that the drainage system is running properly.
  • A musty smell combined with discoloration in humid surroundings mean that there could be mold. Not only is mold potentially dangerous for human health, but it is also a sign that there is too much moisture, which can cause a lot of materials to deteriorate.
  • The history of changes that have been made to an investment property can say a lot about its current condition. If the current owner is unwilling to divulge more than a bare minimum of information, that could be an bad sign that they are attempting to hide something.

Contact SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island

Whether you need cleaning or restoration services for your investment properties, you can contact us for fast and reliable results.

Damage Before Completion

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage during a construction project can be crippling.  The damage can interrupt the progress of your project and really derail projected completion dates.  SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island understands that mitigating the damage is time-sensitive.  

We have the equipment and team to ensure that the structural damage due to water can be mitigated as quickly as possible.  Our knowledgeable team has the expertise to place the appropriate pieces of equipment to thoroughly dry your structure and put your crew back on track.

Work on the project can most likely continue, minimizing the disruption to the work in progress.  We are fully licensed and certified to work with commercial properties in NY.  Be sure to call the leaders in restoration and cleaning, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused in the efforts to suppress the flames takes a toll. Every moment spent out of the office costs your business productivity and accumulates lost revenue. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island.  We are fully equipped to handle any size loss.   

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry
  • Highly trained Water and Fire Damage Specialists 

We will put you back into business with the expertise and professionalism that you can only get with SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island.  Our team is licensed and certified to ensure that your restoration needs are fully met. 

Commercial Fire Restoration

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused in the efforts to suppress the flames takes a toll. Every moment spent out of the office costs your business productivity and accumulates lost revenue. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island.  We are fully equipped to handle any size loss.   

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry
  • Highly trained Water and Fire Damage Specialists 

We will put you back into business with the expertise and professionalism that you can only get with SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island.  Our team is licensed and certified to ensure that your restoration needs are fully met. 

Post Constuction Cleaning

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate.

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island professionals can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for its final installation details. 

Structural integrity, safety, and deadlines are all part of the construction day to day.  When your work is done, we can do the rest.

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island can help you meet your deadlines by providing thorough post-construction services in an efficient manner.  Our services include:

  • Post Construction Cleaning
  • Dehumidifiation and Drying
  • Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
  • Deodoraization and Sanitation 
  • Final Detailed Cleaning
  • HEPA vacuuming 
  • Fast Track Drying
  • Window Cleaning
  • Debris Removal
  • Emergency Response Restoration and Clean Up Services

The Pro's of Carpeting Your Business

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

When it comes to your business, even the small details count such as the flooring that you choose for your physical location. It's all about making a good impression on your customer and carpeting can do just that while being budget friendly and boasting several other advantages.

Easy to Take Care Of

You don't have to worry about only using certain cleaners and preventing scratches and damage like you do with hardwood, vinyl, or tile. Carpet just needs a routine vacuum and spot clean should there be any spills. For more challenging spills that stain, you can get a professional to clean the carpet and make it look new again.

Safety

Carpeting is safer for both your customers and your employees. If someone were to fall, the carpet will pad their fall. Carpet is also more comfortable to stand on all day, so your employees won't battle as much fatigue and soreness at the end of the day.

Many Option in Your Budget

Carpet is affordable and comes in many different blends and colors so that you can choose something that looks nice and fits your budget.

These are just some of the reasons why you should consider carpeting for your business. It's truly a smart investment.