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Are There Cost-Cutting Solutions That Can Ease Fire Damage Restoration for Syracuse Homeowners?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fireman in kitchen fire When a fire strikes and causes damage to your home, it's time to call SERVPRO. Fire damage restoration is a job for us.

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Resources and Procedures to Help Salvage More Items After Fire

A large fire causes significant damage to structural elements and contents, leading to a high cost of fixing and replacing items. For a small fire, the damage left in your Syracuse home may be localized but still costly to fix, especially if you are paying out of pocket. 

Since there are no other practical solutions to fire damage restoration for your Syracuse home, the next best alternative is to find cost-effective ways to achieve the desired goals. It is crucial to note that cutting costs is not the same as taking shortcuts which can have disastrous results later. SERVPRO provides the right solutions when you are in such a fix.

Cost-cutting is possible through:

Although fire consumes entire materials, it can also cause superficial damage such as charring or deep soiling. While such damage may not be aesthetically pleasing, the materials may still be structurally sound to be salvaged. Materials like structural frames and joists can have significant cost implications if you have to replace them. 

Various actions can help salvage more materials, but restorative cleaning is the most cost-effective. Another alternative is resurfacing, especially for contents such as furniture. SERVPRO uses various approaches for restorative cleaning depending on the type, finish, and location of the material. Sanding can help eliminate charring for the unfinished wood materials. Our technicians may also prefer other alternatives such as soda or dry ice blasting, which effectively remove charring and greasy or deep layers of soot. 

Blast cleaning also presents other advantages like:

  • Deodorization of fire odors when using soda
  • No mess when using dry ice pellets
  • It does not wear off the materials being cleaned

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County helps deliver quality fire damage restoration by using advanced resources that also help reduce costs. Call us at (315) 446-8776. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Are There Simple Ways to Deal With Carpet Water Damage Restoration in Fayetteville

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

leaking toilet Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service for your home.

SERVPRO Uses Cleaning as the First Line of Defense Against Carpet Damage by Moisture

Although water intrusions may happen when you least expect, you must be prepared to respond appropriately. Otherwise, the cost of restoring damaged items can be extreme. Carpets are uniquely vulnerable since they lie on the floor of your Fayetteville home, where most of the water collects.

Water damage in your Fayetteville home can manifest in different ways on your carpets, including staining, stretching, bad odor, or delamination. Although some of these issues are structural changes, cleaning can help alleviate them, especially when done by a professional team such as SERVPRO. 

Carpet cleaning involves processes such as:

  • Bonnet cleaning
  • Showcase
  • Rotary jet extraction
  • Hot water extraction

The primary reason for cleaning carpets is to remove the absorbed water and soils. Timely extraction reduces the duration moisture interferes with the adhesives holding the fibers and backing together, thus reducing the chances of permanent structural damage. Drying the carpets in time is also essential since it complements the cleaning effort by preventing odors, mold and also ensures the carpets regain their usual strength since wetness reduces carpet strength by up to 50%.

Effective carpet drying can be achieved in many ways, including:

  • In-place drying without disengaging any section
  • Flat drying after disengaging the carpet and removing the pad
  • Floating the carpet by circulating dry air beneath it

Floating the carpet can be done with the pad in place or after removing the pad for disposal.  Our SERVPRO technicians usually evaluate the situation to determine the suitable approach for minimal chances of damage.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County has highly trained crews to handle any water damage restoration task, making it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (315) 446-8776.

Does Professional Assistance Change Mold Damage Remediation Processes for Syracuse Businesses?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of commercial damage remediation.

SERVPRO Helps Provide Reassurance Before Helping You Mitigate the Damages

On discovering signs of mold at your business premises, you may have much to worry about since mold can lead to many other problems. One issue you may have a hard time reconciling is whether your Syracuse property is too extensively affected for remediation to combat the problem effectively.

Since mold plays a role in natural decay processes, the mold damage at your Syracuse property can ruin everything from furniture to structural supports. The root-like hyphae penetrate deep into organic materials and extract nutrients, leaving the materials weak or hollow. If such extreme deterioration affects vast sections of your property, you may need to tear everything down and rebuild. Rather than relying on guesswork, it would be best if you involved a professional. SERVPRO can help you manage any level of mold damage, "Like it never even happened."

Professional assistance helps in many ways when mitigating mold, including:

Knowing whether the mold affects vast sections or just the areas where you notice the signs can help reassure you that the actions taken are the right ones. Our SERVPRO technicians can help with such probing easily. Apart from checking for visible signs, we drill small exploratory holes in walls or ceiling spaces where mold is suspected then use borescopes for inspection. 

One effective step in mold remediation is removing porous objects, ranging from surface materials such as drywall or wall fillings such as insulation. SERVPRO can perform controlled demolition without causing unnecessary structural damage.

Other helpful remediation procedures include:

  • Cleaning with antimicrobial products
  • Blast cleaning with soda or dry ice
  • Dry cleaning through vacuuming, wire brushing, or sanding

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County can help find the right solutions after mold damage affects your business premises. Call us at (315) 446-8776.

Get Back Your Life Back to Normal With Storm Flood Damage Restoration in Syracuse

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm SERVPRO has the tools and equipment it takes to get your home back in order after storm damage.

SERVPRO Provides Efficient Flood Damage Repair in Syracuse

If your home sustains storm damage, hiring an experienced restoration team to fix your property is invaluable. SERVPRO is a full-service restoration company, and we can take action right away to protect your assets. If the storm created some openings in your home, we could provide emergency roof tarping and board-up services to protect it. 

We have the expertise and equipment required to offer storm flood damage restoration in your Syracuse residence. Our certified technicians can work fast to remove debris, standing water, and moisture before any more damage can occur. Regardless of the severity of the destruction, our team is there to assist you. Our SERVPRO restoration team:

  • Responds fast to reduce damages
  • Creates a customized plan that can restore your house to its preloss state
  • Uses a nationwide network of support

Standing water in your home can lead to mold growth. If we discover mold in your mold, the critical course of action is to remediate and dry it as fast as possible. Our SERVPRO team can establish a scope of repair and remediation by:

  • Inspecting the affected areas
  • Implementing containment and engineering controls to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Removing compromised contents and materials per industry standards.
  • Cleaning the air thoroughly using HEPA vacuums.
  • Cleaning all surfaces using cleaning solutions that might include EPA registered disinfectants. 

Thorough drying is also vital after flooding. It may be necessary to dry your ceilings. In that case, our restorers can use air moving equipment to direct airflow across the wet ceilings to evaporate the moisture. When airflow is directed across the wet ceilings, the warm air which has risen to the ceiling also circulates. Ventilation is also vital for drying hard-to-dry areas such as walls. Our SERVPRO restorers are committed to excellence, meaning that you can expect effective ongoing reporting and communication from us. 

Storm flood damage is unexpected, and it can be stressful for you. Call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County at (315) 446-8776 for help. We can make the flood damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Where Can Property Owners Get Fire Damage Repair in Syracuse?

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Home damaged by fire Call SERVPRO immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and efficient remediation process.

SERVPRO Offers Efficient Fire Damage Restoration Services in Syracuse

Fires contribute to billions of dollars of destruction every year. Even though it is impossible to truly prepare for the devastation of a home fire, you can minimize the losses by seeking help from reputable fire restorers. Regardless of the magnitude of fire damage, working quickly is essential to reduce smoke damage.

SERVPRO can begin fire damage restoration in your Syracuse home by examining the extent of the destruction, securing items that did not sustain damage and starting renovations. Our team can assess how deeply the fire penetrated the structure of your home and how much soot and smoke covered the surfaces. 

When restoring homes after fire damage, the most common action is to loosen soils and then disperse them into a cleaning product. We then extract the soils with a cleaning product. 

The suspension takes place when a soil dissolves in the cleaning products, our SERVPRO team can mix it with, or when soils emulsify in cleaning products, they do not mix with. The basic principle of using cleaning solutions to dissolve soils is “like dissolves like.” This principle is defined in the following definitions:

  • Lipophobic –oil fearing
  • Lipophilic – oil-loving
  • Hydrophilic – water-loving
  • Hydrophobic – water-fearing

Our SERVPRO team can remove oily soils in different ways. For instance, if they are light enough, we can emulsify them in water-based detergents. If the soils are too heavy for detergents to eliminate, we can use oil-based solvents to dissolve them. 

Our team moves quickly to assist you in the time of need and uses the right technique and equipment to prevent secondary damage from taking place. The fire damage restoration process is a potentially hazardous undertaking, but our certified technicians have many years of expertise. We can take care of everything to ensure you are worry-free during the crisis. 

If you have a fire or smoke damage incident on your property, call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County at (315) 446-8776 to help. Our team is available on a 24-hour basis. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Efficient Water Mitigation Services in Syracuse

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

water on wood floor SERVPRO knows how your hardwood flooring can be damaged from water. We come prepared with the equipment your home needs after a water incident occurs.

Prompt Water Mitigation in Syracuse Homes Prevents Further Devastation

A water intrusion incident can strike your home at any time. For instance, a dishwasher can leak suddenly or spill water on your hardwood flooring because of insufficient maintenance. Beginning the water mitigation process shortly after the water loss incident is vital. Water mitigation involves the assessment, containment, and prevention of further destruction to a home and its contents.

SERVPRO can help you perform water mitigation in your Syracuse home by extracting water using specialized techniques and equipment. Some of the other actions that our team can take during the process include:

  • Removing ruined materials, including flooring and drywall.
  • Cleaning and applying disinfectants on salvageable materials.
  • Using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the home. 
  • Ensuring the structural stability of the house. 

Water damage mitigation is not designed to replace or repair the destroyed property but to ensure that the incident does not lead to further consequences. Part of SERVPRO’s overall assessment includes determining how clean the water is and its threat to the property’s occupants. We begin water damage restoration following the water mitigation process to return the home to its preloss state. 

If your hardwood flooring is affected, we can dry it as soon as possible. Wood materials that remain damp for long periods can sustain permanent damage. Our drying strategy for hardwood flooring concentrates on preventing cupping, warping, or buckling from becoming permanent. If the cup or warp is not serious, our SERVPRO team can take it out through sanding as part of the water damage restoration process. It is not advisable to sand hardwood floors before they are ready for sanding and refinishing. 

Typically, we only refinish hardwood flooring when the moisture content level stabilizes to an equilibrium moisture content below 12 percent. SERVPRO has equipment that can force airflow underneath hardwood flooring to dry it from below. 

Water mitigation services are essential for preventing further destruction. Call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County at (315) 446-8776 for efficient restoration services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

How difficult is Soot Management during Fire Damage Restoration in Syracuse Properties?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

dancing flames When a fire strikes home, SERVPRO should be the first call. Fire damage restoration is a specialty of ours.

SERVPRO Takes Various Steps to Locate, Contain and Remove Soot during Fire Restoration 

Restoration of a fire-damaged property in Syracuse involves significant levels of cleaning to remove soot and other residues deposited on surfaces from incomplete combustion of materials. Soot is fine, acidic, and can be oily depending on the burned materials. When combined, these factors make cleaning a challenge.

Where soot is involved, fire damage restoration in Syracuse homes should address corrosion, staining, and general soiling effectively. SERVPRO uses various approaches like pre-cleaning metal and stone surfaces to prevent corrosion and staining. Applying an oil film is also essential to protect metallic surfaces and finishes before other actions can be implemented.

Appropriate soot management is essentials during:

  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire restoration
  • House fire clean up

Mostly, removing soot requires physical agitation. However, the level of agitation needed for thorough cleanup may differ from mild to heavy. Our SERVPRO crews are prepared to handle any level of agitation using different approaches. If we determine your property requires mild agitation to remove soot, we can use feather dusters, vacuums, brushes, or compressed air.

When soot adheres to surfaces or is oily, mechanical action must be combined with something else such as cleaning solutions. Our SERVPRO technicians use different resources since wetting surfaces is not always ideal. For instance, we use dusting cloths treated with light mineral oil, which helps attract dust and soot.  Alternatively, we can use a crumbly cleaner which works like erasers on paper that absorb pencil graphite. The crumbly cleaner self-destructs when rubbed on a surface absorbing soils in the process.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County has unique resources to help you realize the desired results during fire damage restoration. Call us at (315) 446-8776. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Are Some Unlikely Problems Caused By Flood Damage In Fayetteville Homes?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

Tree fallen into roof of home Storm and flood damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO uses trained and experienced techs for every job.

Assistance from SERVPRO Helps Ease All Water Damage Repairs at Your Home

Pools of stagnant water and deep soiling are typical outcomes after a flooding incident. However, you may experience other problems which might complicate the restoration of your Fayetteville home.

The complexities of the flood damage at your Fayetteville home may arise from how the water breaches the building. For instance, during storms, the roof might be destroyed, allowing rainwater to filter into the ceiling and wall cavities. The soaked drywall and ceiling tiles can collapse into the house, leaving a mass of debris. SERVPRO helps remove the waste and rebuild the damaged assemblies during flood restoration.

Other essential processes include:

  • Sewage cleanup
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages

When the internal assemblies in your house collapse, various other issues can develop, including damage to the electrical cabling. Venturing into the house in its damaged state exposes you to the risk of electric shock. Our SERVPRO technicians overcome this risk by using protective gear such as rubber boots and heavy-duty gloves.

Disposing of the various wastes left in the aftermath of flooding might be challenging. For instance, disposing of water contaminated with raw sewage and other hazardous materials into storm drains is illegal. Collecting the mixed debris from torn ceilings and other structural materials can also pose challenges. Our SERVPRO technicians use large trash cans and zip lock bags to ease the collection and classification of debris for easier disposal.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County has sufficient resources to address any challenge posed by flood damage. Call us at (315) 446-8776. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Qualifies As Convenient Water Cleanup In Syracuse Properties?

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water clean-up services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for the professional help that is needed for your home.

SERVPRO Seeks To Address All Nagging Issues When Delivering Water Removal Services

Although water is a great cleaning utility, spillage causes various problems that can be challenging to resolve. One reason people seek professional water cleanup services is to enjoy convenience during restoration. However, things may not go as planned.

Having an inkling of what to expect during water cleanup in your Syracuse home is crucial. In many cases, cleanup takes more than wiping down surfaces with mops since water seeps into materials causing stains, rust, swelling, and other forms of degradation. Apart from addressing the problems that arise, SERVPRO also takes steps to ensure comfort and punctual outcomes.

Water cleanup is as involving as other remedial processes like:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage repairs

You can quantify the convenience of the cleanup services you receive by considering the state of the property in the aftermath of the process, whether additional damages develop during remediation and how long the process takes.

SERVPRO teams take steps to ensure:

  • No strong odors
  • No contaminants
  • No stains or patches on fabrics or carpets

It is possible to deliver such results because we use specially formulated cleaning agents which biodegrade quickly and have no fragrances. We also take precautions to manage contamination. For instance, we apply antimicrobial agents on surfaces after cleaning. We also dry all traces of moisture, ensuring no further microbial development after finishing the cleaning process.

Dedicating enough resources, including cleaning crews and equipment, ensures faster completion of the process for your convenience and prevention of secondary damage.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County ensures the water cleanup process is effective enough to resolve any issue, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (315) 446-8776.

Trying to Find a Reliable Mold Removal Service in Syracuse? Call SERVPRO

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling tiles Mold remediation for your commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. We have experienced and trained technicians for every size of disaster.

SERVPRO Offers Round the Clock Mold Removal for Syracuse Businesses

Hiring a reliable mold removal service like SERVPRO for your Syracuse commercial space is the best thing you can do to prevent any long-term issues. Our mold specialists have years of experience, expertise, and the right equipment to safely and efficiently contain and remove the damage. 

SERVPRO technicians use several tools and equipment during the mold removal from your Syracuse commercial space. While some devices such as the infra-red camera and the thermo-hygrometer are used to determine the amount of moisture in the affected area, others such as negative air machine and HEPA vacuum serve to contain and clean up the mold damage. Once the mold is removed successfully, SERVPRO techs also apply biocides, including antifungals, to inhibit and prevent future mold growth. 

How do SERVPRO Mold Experts Know That the Remediation is Successful in Your Syracuse Commercial Property?

SERVPRO technicians use the guidelines set forth by the EPA in the document titled ‘Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings’ to determine the success of the mold remediation process in your Syracuse property. Some of these guidelines include-

  • We are ensuring that the moisture problem has been fixed. SERVPRO techs thoroughly inspect the premises for any signs of water damage soon after mold remediation.
  • There should be no visible signs of mold damage, including musty odors.
  • If the commercial building is large, an Industrial Hygienist (IH) must verify that the building is safe for re-entry by taking air and surface samples.  

Call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County at (315) 446-8776; we are available 24/7 to help you.