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A Burst Pipe Leads to Water Damage in a Fayetteville Home – What Happens Next?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet. Burst pipes cause damage to the flooring in the surrounding area. Call SERVPRO and let their techs do the dirty work for you.

Water damage restoration in Fayetteville is what SERVPRO does best.

Burst pipes can lead to basement flooding, ceiling leaks, and other problems. The amount of water that can pour into your home in a short amount of time is crazy. If the living room area is impacted, it can mean water-damaged bookcases, carpets, and furniture.

Can My New Carpet Be Saved?

If you have a water intrusion that leads to needing water damage restoration in Fayetteville, the good news is with fast mitigation, we can often save your carpet. Water extraction is the initial priority. We typically use these methods to restore carpets to preloss condition:

•     Deluxe Precondition & Rinse – this works nicely on moderate to heavily soiled carpets. A cleaning product is applied to the rug, remains on for up to 15 minutes. An extraction wand is used with water or a rinsing solution.

•    Rotary Jet Extraction – This is similar to the Deluxe method, but an RX-20 device is used. This device agitates the carpet and compresses the fibers to extract the moisture.

•    Showcase Method – This is an excellent choice as the carpet gets cleaned twice. A special cleaner and rinsing agent get used to improve the PH levels. This makes the carpet easier to clean.

Contact SERVPRO of East Onondaga County at (315) 446-8776 for water damage remediation. We can restore your carpet and home to preloss condition.

Mold Remediation in a Syracuse Daycare

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

black mold Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for the mold remediation services you need.

SERVPRO provides mold removal services that gets your daycare in Syracuse back on track

Parents depend on daycares to provide quality care for their children. Mold, even in a basement, can cause downtime and loss of clients. This means a dent in your revenue. 

Mold Specialists Can Provide Remediation 

Businesses in Syracuse count on mold removal that is fast and efficient. Something as minor as a water leak can cause mold to develop on walls, cabinets, and large play equipment you have stored in the basement.  SERVPRO can remove black mold and clean items such as slides, riding toys, and jungle gyms that are metal or plastic. Black mold damage repairs include:

  • Using HEPA vacuums and filters for dry items
  • If there is soil buildup, damp wiping takes place
  • Sanitizing with antimicrobial and antifungal agents
  • Proper removal and disposal of items not salvageable

If you are dealing with mold damage, it is essential to get professional assistance. If left alone, mold can rapidly spread throughout the daycare, impacting structural elements and the facility's content.

Mold Inspections, Remediation, and Removal

Let the experts at SERVPRO of Onondaga County deal with any mold and mildew you may have. We are IICRC certified and restore your daycare professionally and safely. Contact us at (315) 446-8776.

Storms in Syracuse Can Cause Food Damage to Homes

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

snow storm damaged home. Snowstorm remediation for your home is a job for a professional team. SERVPRO is the team needed for your needs.

SERVPRO provides emergency services water damage services that can put your home back in order

Syracuse, NY, is a crossroad to many places and has been since its early days. It connected folks as part of the Erie Canal and then later as part of a railroad network. Today I-81 and I-90 intersect in Syracuse, and that, combined with a major airport, makes it one busy city. The area's history goes back to the 1600s when French Jesuit priests began to work with the Indians. There are lots of reasons to visit the city and take in the many sites. 

East Syracuse Free Library

The libraries in NY are opening up, and many are offering browsing times by appointment. Curbside pickup is another option. You can enjoy e-books, tutoring, and plenty of new books. This is just one of the branches of the Syracuse library system. 

History Highlights

Syracuse is rich in history, and you can visit many of the landmarks and historical places. Some of the historical highlights include:

• 1600s – Onondaga Nation, Jesuit priest, soldiers, and coureurs des bois start the mission Sainte Marie de Gannentaha on Onondaga Lake. 

• During the Revolutionary War, most of the Iroquois tribes sided with the British. Only two tribes fought for the patriots.

• Commercial salt production took place from the 1700s to the early 1900s.

• February 4, 1820 – The town gets its name and a post office.

• Franklin Automobile Company is established. First air-cooled engine anywhere.

• 1841 – New York State Fair takes place. 

Music Lover's Paradise

For those who enjoy the performing arts, and especially music, Syracuse has two outdoor festivals each year. The Jazz in the Square and the Syracuse Jazz Festival has hosted many well-known names, including:

• Smokey Robinson

• Chuck Mangione

• Aretha Franklin

• Joshua Redman

• Jimmy Sturr & Orchestra

• Kenny Goumulka

Other musical venues include the Syracuse Symphonia, the Clinton String Quartet, The Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, and The Society for New Music. All of these offer performances throughout the year. 

Enjoy a Good Meal

Restaurants are opening up as well, and many provide take-out and curbside pickup. The food options are fantastic. You can enjoy cultural dishes or down-home cooking. Here are some of the places that are serving up delicious meals:

• Apizza Regionale

• Texas de Brazil

• Café Kubal

• Eva's European Sweets

• Pastabilities

• Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant

• Dark Horse Tavern

All of that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to activities and places to eat. There are beautiful parks in the city that encourage residents to walk, jog, play basketball, and enjoy the sunshine. It is a lovely city.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Removal Services to Syracuse Homes

Spring brings with it melting snow, storms, and heavy rains that can cause flash flooding. This can lead to heavily contaminated water pouring into your home. To prepare for the possibility of floods, homeowners should:

• Ensure gutters and storm drains are free of debris

• Keep valuables on upper levels if you are prone to basement flooding

• Place essential documents in waterproof containers

• Keep emergency kits on hand

If your home gets flooded, we provide water damage restoration. Flood restoration includes:

• Water extraction

• Removal of unsalvageable items

• Disinfecting and sanitizing

• Controlled Demolition

• Flood Cuts

If you need basement flooding cleanup, call the water damage restoration pros. Contact SERVPRO of East Onondaga County at (315) 446-8776 today.

Why are Smoke Residues Difficult to Remove?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Smoke and soot residue are extremely difficult to remove. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for the fire restoration service needed.

Smoke Can Come in Different Forms and Require Different Methods to Remove from your Syracuse Home. 

Smoke residues are often multi-faceted. A single fire can release thousands of chemicals, odors, and toxins into the home environment. The resulting smoke depends on the type of materials that combust, which can differ significantly in residues' form and composition. 

We offer expert fire damage restoration for Syracuse residents to help them return their homes to a preloss condition after a house fire. We pre-test meticulously to ensure that our cleaning approach matches the smoke residue types caused by a fire. Residues could be protein-based, dry soot, or wet smoke. Our system is tailored to the requirements of your home. 

Expert Fire Damage Restoration Technicians at SERVPRO Can Help

  • It is essential to reduce foot traffic in an area that has become damaged by fire to prevent causing permanent damages.
  • Opening windows and allowing ventilation can help to release odors from the indoor environment. 
  • Always perform light-vacuuming of smoke residues before applying water or cleaning products to the area.

Soot and smoke residues can differ significantly in their composition and the cleaning method necessary to remove them. Contact SERVPRO of East Onondaga County for fire damage restoration at (315) 277-6767.

What is the Correct Method for Removing Water from a Property?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged home Water extraction should be left to the professionals. SERVPROs team has you covered. Their techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Uses Industrial Pumps and Extractors for Efficient Water Removal in Syracuse Homes.

Large amounts of water can enter a property due to faulty appliances or pipe leaks and bursts. Standing water can quickly migrate underneath floorboards or into wall cavities. The correct method of removing water is to conduct an appropriate analysis of the home and track water migration. An expert water removal service can protect your Syracuse home from unnecessary secondary damages.

SERVPRO technicians can track water migration, working outward from the source using modern water detection equipment.

By conducting a full assessment of the property first, we can help reduce expensive secondary damages like mold growth due to incomplete drying. 

  • Molds, bacteria, and viruses can thrive in wet-humid environments, which frequently occur due to incomplete water removal.
  • Water cavity damage can be expensive and requires specialist equipment such as injectidry systems to dry the cavity properly. 
  • By adapting air-moving equipment using flex-hose, our technicians can access and dry restrictive spaces such as underneath floorboards or in crawlspaces.

Correct drying methods can help to reduce secondary losses after water intrusion. Contact SERVPRO of East Onondaga County for water removal experts at (315) 277-6767.

Can Floods Damage a Home's Foundations?

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home When floods occur, you need the help of a professional outfit. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish in flood mitigation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Protect the Integrity of your Home's Structure After Flooding

Syracuse is an important economic and educational center within the state of New York. The city is home to 145,252 residents and is part of a broader metropolitan area with a population numbering 662,577 people. As the fifth-largest city in New York State, Syracuse has a long history in both the formation of the United States and in its trade history. The Erie Canal was a vital shipping and export center for the East Coast to transport goods and raw materials into and out of America. Syracuse's town was first named and incorporated in 1820 due to the saltwater lake Onondaga, which showed resemblance to the Sicilian city of the same name. The early economy relied heavily on the salt industry, which later transformed into the steel and manufacturing industries. Twenty-first century Syracuse is well-known for its leading educational and medical economies.

Syracuse has several attractions that bring in tourism from the surrounding east coast cities. Clinton Square in the heart of the downtown district features excellent cultural curiosities of the region, including The Landmark Theater. The area is also home to the New York State Fair, one of the oldest running festivals in the US. Over 13 days, visitors are treated to over 500 performances, with daily shows taking place at the State Fair Boulevard. Syracuse's local history is lovingly recorded at the Erie Canal Museum, which covers the native tribes, earliest settlers into the area. It tracks the growth of Syracuse through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

  • Central New York Regional Market sits on Lake Onondaga's shores with hundreds of vendors selling fresh local produce, bakery items, and sundries. The market takes place on Park St. on weekends attracting both visitors and residents.
  • The NBT Bank Stadium is a Minor League Baseball ground that is the home of the Syracuse Mets. Despite being a minor-league arena, its 11,071 fans' facilities are similar to a major league ballpark with ample parking, food trucks, and corporate facilities.
  • Destiny USA is a prime tourist attraction that blends luxury retail stores with dining areas and entertainment. Unlike other shopping malls, Destiny features a rotating roster of retail stores in some sections to ensure a diverse selection of goods throughout the year.

SERVPRO Can Help Secure your Syracuse Home Against Flood Damage

When floodwaters enter a property, they can exert a significant pound-for-pound pressure against wall joints, floors, and ceilings. Our technicians can conduct a detailed scoping of the property to ensure that waterlogging, electrical hazards, or damaged fittings do not lead to a structural collapse. By mitigating these losses urgently, we can help prevent permanent damages occurring in your home.

  • Technicians can examine inner joints and outer ground movement on your property to assess the likelihood of structural collapse.
  • Waterlogging can make subfloors and ceilings weak. Using water extractors, we can quickly remove excess pressure on the structure of your home.
  • Our technicians can provide temporary power or restore power to your home following a flood-related power outage.

Floods can cause excessive damage without proper mitigation. Contact SERVPRO of East Onondaga County for flood damage at (315) 277-6476.

Air Quality Control in Fire-Damaged Syracuse Homes

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

fire roaring Fire damage is no DIY project. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size fire damage.

Regulating air quality to provide a safe work environment is vital to keep technicians safe. 

When a fire develops in a Syracuse home, it can quickly spread throughout the property to impact multiple rooms and levels of the house. While our SERVPRO team works to respond rapidly to these emergencies, safety is always a primary concern after a fire takes place. Not only can structural weakening be a concern, but also circulating soot particles and other hazards that could make the environment unsafe without appropriate personal protective equipment.

Steps to Improve Air Quality for Syracuse Homes

Because restoration can be threatening without first taking care of carcinogenic presences in the home, fire damage in Syracuse properties requires preliminary emergency services before restoration. Air quality control involves multiple tools and strategies but often hinges most on these few instruments:

  • Air scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Negative air chambers

Creating a safe environment for our technicians ensures that mitigation and restoration work can be as efficient as possible. Give our SERVPRO of East Onondaga County team a call today at (315) 446-8776.

Efficient Water Restoration for Syracuse Homes

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

water damage Water restoration starts with knowledge and experience. Call SERVPRO they have the man power and experience for any size disaster.

Restoring water disasters involves a fast and reliable response from professionals. 

With thousands of people who depend on our SERVPRO team's fast response throughout Syracuse, we are continually contending with threats like water disasters. So many sources can cause leaks and flooding within your home, making it critical to address these conditions as soon as possible. Disasters like these can get out of control quickly without mitigation and thorough restoration activities.

Efficient Options for Water Mitigation 

Often the recovery process hinges most significantly on the mitigation steps taken by water restoration companies in Syracuse. Usually, this process is led by water removal efforts. While standing water can be incredibly threatening to the property, instruments like submersible pumps and wet vacuums can often overcome these threats. Trapped moisture is another concern, which usually requires other specialty tools to address. Some of these include:

  • Weighted extractors
  • Carpet wands
  • Drying mats

Water disasters can get out of control fast, so trust in our SERVPRO of East Onondaga County to help. We are available 24/7 at (315) 446-8776.

Protecting Syracuse's Art and Culture from Flood Damage

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged home and furniture. When a storm comes through and floods follow, you need the help of professionals. Call SERVPRO and their trained technicians.

Rising waters can destroy unique artwork and exhibits when mitigation does not begin quickly.

As a college town, Syracuse has a lot to offer for people of all ages. It is the fifth most populated city in New York, making it a popular destination for travelers who might not enjoy New York City's never-ending bustle. Arts and culture are considerable offerings for the city, primarily because of its thousands of students brought into the city every year in a constant cycle. The municipality continues to grow and evolve with these generations and trends. With the culture and heritage of many backgrounds represented in both the local communities and near the university, it is only fitting that so many museums in galleries thrive in the city.

Museums and Galleries Running in Syracuse 

  • Everson Museum of Art – This is one of Syracuse's art structures featuring many of the prominent creations dating back to the 18th century. The Everson has one of the most extensive pottery collections in the country and collections of paintings, photography, video, sculptures, and drawings by American artists.
  •  Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology – In total, the structure features 35,000 square feet of exhibits, including the only domed IMAX theater in the state of New York. There are permanent installations to the facility, including a Life Science division, an Innovation Station, and a Science Playhouse.
  • The Warehouse Gallery – This gallery exists within The Warehouse facility on West Fayette Street. It is considered part of the Coalition of Museums and Art Centers in the city and features many accomplished artists' works in different media. The premise of this gallery is to promote an understanding of the role that the arts can play and navigating turbulent or critical issues happening in the world around us. 
  • Erie Canal Museum – This is one of the only museums dedicated to preserving the history and stories surrounding the Erie Canal and how it has influenced Syracuse.Multiple exhibits and artifacts can help to put visitors in influential segments of history involving this critical waterway.

Protecting Your Home After Rapidly Developing Flood Conditions 

Flood damage in Syracuse properties occurs on multiple occasions throughout each year. With so many creeks and streams that intertwine through the city's neighborhoods and its surrounding areas, the community has seen multiple devastating natural disasters. How quickly restorers can begin mitigation efforts dictates the ultimate damage that your home or business experiences after a flood.

Before cleanup and decontamination can begin where bacterial threats might exist from invading water, extraction must occur. Several water removal tools can quickly manage standing water and even remove debris and solids circulating in the pool. Trash pumps and truck-mount extractors can have the most direct impact on quickly removing surface water concerns.

With how rapidly flooding can occur, our SERVPRO of East Onondaga County team stays diligently prepared to help. We have technicians available 24/7 at (315) 446-8776.

Explore Exhibits at the Great New York Sportsman’s Expo Near Fayetteville

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

town hall building with brown roof A leaky pipe to storm, we are the team to handle the disaster. Call SERVPRO for the water restoration services needed for the job.

Join Other Residents of Fayetteville and the Surrounding Areas in the Great New York Sportsman’s Expo

Fayetteville residents can visit the nearby Syracuse to enjoy the Great New York Sportsman’s Expo. The event takes place from January 29 to 31, 2021. It is a weekend of exhibits that showcase the latest products in travel, products, and entertainment for fishermen, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Attendees can explore the shows which feature the latest products in:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Outfitters
  • Outdoors
  • Camping

The expo also includes national dock dogs, a custom trout pond, pop up 3d archery shoot, seminars, and trophy bucks, among other things. The hours are Friday 12 noon to 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM. The sportsman’s expo is the premier sports expo in Central New York.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County is glad to welcome you to the Great New York Sportsman’s Expo. If there is water damage in your property, act fast to prevent secondary damage from occurring. Call our restorers at (315) 446-8776 to perform water damage mitigation in your Fayetteville residence.