Recent Storm Damage Posts

THE SERVPRO DISASTER RECOVERY TEAM IS HERE FOR YOU

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

53' trailer Unexpected loss from heavy storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, & blizzards can do serious damage to a property and put a great deal of stress on the owner.

The weather can be unpredictable and intense.  No one can control the weather. SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help restore your home after any type of havoc a storm may leave behind.

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island has a specialized storm team and large loss response system to provide the resources to restore your property in the event of a disaster. SERVPRO tactically places disaster teams across the country to travel when needed and provide disaster relief after large storms. Our disaster team is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year and are prepared for the unexpected.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island today 212-768-9400!

Storms can strike at anytime and catch property owner’s by surprise.

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

equipment hallway Our goal at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island is to restore your property back to a clean, safe, and healthy, environment.

Storm and flood damage can leave property owner’s overwhelmed and devastated. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island is an emergency service that is available 24 hours a day. Our crew is well prepared to deal with any size damage might have occurred on your property due to a storm.

Recently, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island was called to a home to resolve damage that was due to a storm. When our crew arrived at the home, they performed emergency services which included, setting up 4 dehumidifiers, and 8 air movers. Our crew then cut 1 access hole and ducted it to lay flat in the hallway, where most of the damage occurred.  The following day, we performed the remaining remediation in the home.

Our crew noticed a lot of water had accumulated in the ceilings of the closets, so they put 3 access holes with lay flats ducted to air movers and a dehumidifier. Then, they removed the base trim in the hallways and put another lay flat ducted to a dehumidifier, which they planned to check the following day to see the moisture level. By day 3 when we returned, the moisture levels in the bathroom had gone down significantly, but the ceilings still needed additional drying. When our crew went back a few days later to do a moisture reading, the flooring in the second hallway was still wet but the main hallway had dried.

When the damage after the storm was resolved, and we removed all our equipment, the homeowners were very satisfied with our work and appreciative that we were able to help so quickly. For all your restoration needs call us 24/7 at: (718) 979-4100.

Battering Storm, Staten Island? Call SERVPRO 24/7/365!

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

structure impacted When the Storm hits, SERVPRO has got you Covered!

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island specializes in storm and flood damage restoration that have affected homes or businesses. Our crews are professionally trained regularly, and we use specialized equipment to restore your home to its condition, Like it never even happened.

Faster Response Time

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker and ensure our trucks are loaded with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Richmond County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 718-979-4100.

When Storms Affect Your Office, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island was Born Ready!

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

flooded office Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in your Richmond County Business.

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island specializes in both storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are professionally trained regularly, and we use specialized equipment to restore your business to its condition before the storm.

  • Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker and with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

  • Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Southern Staten Island, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 718-979-4100.

https://www.SERVPROsouthernstatenisland.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Storm Restoration in Richmond County

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

ceiling caved in and pipe burst Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Richmond County.

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Richmond County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams https://www.SERVPROsouthernstatenisland.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 718-979-4100.

When Floods hit Staten Island, SERVPRO is ready!

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

water in basement Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Richmond County.

SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Richmond County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 718-979-4100

Staten Island Storm Watch

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

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.


After the Storm: Quick and Effective Water Damage Restoration Process

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage is one of the long-term destructive substances in the indoor home environment. Flooding can lead to structure destruction and cause the personal property to deteriorate rapidly. The issue becomes severe if the cleanup service is delayed.

The harmful impacts of water can significantly be minimized by a prompt and efficient clean up within 24-48 hours. Even if the flooding may seem severe, a quick cleanup and restoration produce amazing results. There are numerous causes of water damage which include;

  • Natural hazards and weather-related water damage
  • Building your house in an area prone to collecting water like basements and crawl space
  • Malfunctioning of home appliances
  • Problems with the plumbing system
  • Leaking pipes
  • Sewage backups

Regardless of the cause, we are here to help you and ensure that your building goes back to its prior state.

If water damage restoration is not quickly and appropriately done, it could lead to significant losses like business interruption, health risks, and other financial burdens. When conducting a water damage restoration, we follow the following steps;

Property assessment

When you contact us for a water damage restoration, our contractors come to your property and perform a thorough evaluation of the damage done. This provides them with a clear understanding of the method to use for the remediation. They will then develop a strategic plan to maximize the restoration process.

Getting rid of water

Through a strategic plan derived by the specialists, they start the water removal process. It involves the use of specialized equipment like power pumps and vacuums to ensure no moisture left.

Drying

After removing the excess moisture, we perform the drying and dehumidifying process. After water removal, the floor and walls are likely to retain excess water, and this step is meant to get rid of that moisture as it can cause warping and swelling of the property leading to further destruction.

Cleaning the property

This is the final step which involves cleaning and removing any debris caused by the water damage. This will also include treatment, disinfectant, and odor removal treatment.

After the Rain: Restoring your valuables

9/4/2016 (Permalink)

Restoring your valuables

The chances of restoring your furniture after a flood highly depend on the magnitude of the flooding and the furniture type. But obviously, less porous solid wood furniture has a higher chance of being salvaged than the particle board or upholstered furniture. Even though restoring water ruined valuables seems to be an easier task, it is better you leave it to professionals. Immediately after a flood, consider doing the following:

- Act fast but also respect all the contents in it. Damages on your valuables will be severe if you allow more time to pass after the flood.

- Move salvageable furniture to drier areas to start the drying process.

- Remember to take some photos of the damaged items. These photos may help you when filing an insurance claim. When deciding on the furniture pieces to restore you have to consider the damage severity, the sentimental value and the total cost of restoration.

- You can also salvage your upholstered furniture if it came into contact with a smaller amount of clean water – during the flooding. Remember to separate your upholstery fabrics and the other colored items – this will prevent bleeding. Never dry it as this may lead to mildew or mold growth.

Always protect your home from floods. But if anything unexpected happens, our technicians are always ready to help customers with valuables restoration. You can contact us at any time particularly if you are looking for the best services.

Repair Water Damage In Staten Island

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

Staten Island Water Damage Restoration Service

Has your Staten Island property been damaged by a flood or some other natural disaster? SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island is the company that will come to your rescue. After your home or business has been damaged by water, there are a few tips you can take before we arrive.

  • Mop and blot excess water.
  • Remove tabletop items.
  • Remove excess water from wood furniture.
  • Turn air conditioner on for maximum drying in summer months.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Staten Island SERVPRO will provide:

  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Highly-trained technicians
  • Trusted leader in water restoration
  • Advanced water inspection, extraction and drying equipment

Our Restoration Process

We are available to take your calls 24 hours a day. Be prepared to answer questions about your specific water damage. We need to know what equipment to bring and how many professionals to send to complete the job quickly and efficiently.

  • We assess the damage.
  • Identify and stop water source.
  • Identify type of water.
  • Move furniture.
  • Remove water.
  • Dry the area.
  • Clean and sanitize.
  • Restore your home or business to pre-water damaged condition.
    • Replace drywall.
    • Install new carpet.
    • Reconstruct areas or rooms.
    • Temporarily board up buildings.