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Ensuring Efficient Water Damage Repair in Syracuse Business Premises

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO advanced water restoration equipment sign Commercial water damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every disaster.

SERVPRO Assesses All Damages in Syracuse Businesses, Providing Proper Restoration

A leaky or burst pipe may cause water to soak into many building materials like the walls and floors of your Syracuse commercial property. The water can spread far from the source of the intrusion and may not even indicate signs of damage for a long period. Therefore, there is a need for specialized tools to accurately determine how far the moisture has spread and rapid response to minimize disruption. This calls for a water damage repair expert.

The work done during water damage repair in Syracuse business properties can be too demanding without specialized training. SERVPRO professionals have the right tools and skills to minimize risks from common hazards in water restoration work, such as weakened floors which may collapse. Also, an expert is more likely to successfully dry out the structure minimizing the overall damage and risk of future problems.

A few specialized tools for the restoration

Moisture damage removal

Our technicians measure the moisture content on materials where we notice water damage using a moisture meter. We continue to check progressively further from the damage site to establish the severity of the moisture intrusion. The readings help us know if we need to focus on drying the affected materials or replacing them.

Removing standing water is an important step toward repairing a moisture-damaged business premise. If not extracted quickly, excess water may further damage contents leading to costly repairs. Our crew uses wet vacuums, carpet wands, portable pumps, and mops to remove water from the floors.

SERVPRO often uses dehumidifiers and air moves to enhance drying. By setting up the equipment in the affected areas, we can efficiently remove moisture from surfaces and the air.

Ways of making property waterproof

  • Installing additional ventilation
  • Selecting floors that can withstand moisture
  • Using water-resistant drywall materials

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County offers quick and efficient water damage repair "Like it never even happened." Call us at (315) 446-8776 to recover your business as quickly as possible.

Managing Odor When Addressing Fire Damage in Fayetteville Homes

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke from a fire Fire damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO technicians have the training and experience for ever phase needed for your home.

SERVPRO Helps Fayetteville Homeowners Identify and Remove Smoke Remnants Causing Odor

A fire is one of the most dangerous events that can affect your Fayetteville home. Though the flames have irreversible effects on structural materials and belongings, it is essential to note that the dangers of fire go beyond the flames. The potential for harm remains after the fire has been extinguished from lingering byproducts. Smoke residues attach to surfaces and become embedded in porous materials like carpets and upholstery. The smell can stay for an extended period jeopardizing the indoor air quality.

Knowing the dangers of smoke and taking immediate action like cleaning after fire damage in a Fayetteville home is essential. Smoke residues often require specialized cleaning methods. Therefore you should seek out professional services. SERVPRO ensures quality restoration to your property, bringing it back to its preloss condition.

Steps for cleaning smoke odor

  • Locating and identifying residue type
  • Identifying the kind of surface affected
  • Removing and disposing of the residues
  • Cleaning the salvageable contents

Removing the Smoke Smell After a fire

Smoke odors are produced depending on the type of materials burned in the fire. The smell type varies when burning natural materials such as wood or synthetic materials. As such, some odors can be easier to eliminate than others. For example, burnt synthetic materials produce smells that can prove challenging to remove. Identifying the type of surface affected also helps determine the best cleaning method.

SERVPRO technicians eliminate smoke odor particles at their source using professional products that are both advanced and eco-friendly. Thus, restoring safe living conditions within the affected area. Additionally, we provide controlled demolition services to remove and haul away the debris. SERVPRO also cleanses the area to eliminate any remaining soot particles.

Smoke remediation techniques

  • Thermal Fogging
  • Air scrubbing
  • Vapor modification
  • Ozone generation

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County has the techniques and experience to restore your home after fire damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (315) 446-8776.

The Best Approaches for Mold Remediation in Syracuse Homes

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO if you suspect mold in your home, give us a call sign Mold remediation services for your home need to be done by SERVPRO. We have the manpower and experience.

Does SERVPRO Take a Conscious Approach to Clean Mold in Your Syracuse Home?

Mold issues can start with something simple and slow as a water leak from a burst pipe or something major such as a flooded basement. However, there is more to preventing mold damage than calling a plumber to fix the leak. Hiring a mold remediation company such as SERVPRO ensures a safe and efficient mold removal process designed to cause minimal disturbance to your Syracuse home.

If you are experiencing unexpected mold damage and need urgent mold remediation for your Syracuse property, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO. Our technicians understand the science behind mold growth, cleanup, and removal with the skills to address any mold issue you might be confronted with. We specialize in cleaning mold in basements, crawlspaces, attics, drywall, etc.

Measures to contain mold

  • Identify and isolate the contaminated area
  • Remove affected materials
  • Clean the affected areas and materials

Mold abatement techniques

Containing mold-contaminated areas ensures it does not spread to the unaffected areas. Our crew covers all doorways and other openings with a 6-mil polyethylene sheeting. Using duct tape, we seal all seams of the sheeting and slip openings in the sheeting for access to the contaminated area. To remove mold contamination, we assess the type of surface affected. Typically, we can dispose of all wet and mold-damaged porous material.

Steps in cleaning moldy surfaces

  • Release mold from the surface using a wire brush
  • Use disposable heavy-duty cleaning wipes
  • Apply cleaning solutions to the area and scrub

SERVPRO releases mold from porous surfaces using a wire brush, then wipe the area with disposable wipes. Using a damp cloth and detergent solution, we scrub all surfaces until all mold has been removed, then rinse with clean water. Additionally, we dry the structure and contents to stop further mold growth.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County has your mold remediation services covered 24/7. Call us at (315) 446-8776. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Restoration and Odor Mitigation in Fayetteville

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

Blazing kitchen fire SERVPRO provides fast and quality fire damage restoration for your property. Our techs will have your property back to preloss condition ASAP.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Restoration and Smoke Mitigation to Residents of Fayetteville

A fire in a home can begin so quickly, even after Fayetteville residents feel that they have taken all of the appropriate precautions. Many fires start in the kitchen. Residents may forget that something is cooking on the kitchen stove while attending to one of the kids or answering a phone call. They become distracted long enough for whatever is cooking to overflow and catch fire.

SERVPRO provides fire restoration services to the residents of Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Kitchen fires, although frequent, the actual damage they cause is often limited. The cupboards above the flames and beside the kitchen stove may be scorched. Everything in the immediate areas is covered in soot and perhaps fire retardant. Fortunately, the homeowner, in many cases, can stop the fire from spreading before it spreads to other areas of the kitchen.

Residents should never leave anything cooking on the stove unattended. Grease fires start easily and deliver enormous amounts of oily smoke residues that spread throughout the home following the hot air currents created by the fire and the HVAC system. Smoke residues and odors are often found in every room, penetrating clothing and fabrics and leaving smoke particles on surfaces.

SERVPRO can restore your home using controlled demolition approaches if needed to remove scorched kitchen cupboards and clean all surfaces and fabrics. We analyze the type of residue and apply the appropriate cleaning agent to clean oily residue from oil-based fires, the light, fluffy residue produced by hot fires, and odors that spread to the rest of the home. We wash and clean all surfaces.

SERVPRO fire technicians can be onsite within four hours of your call to provide immediate assistance. Our fire restoration services include:

  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup
  • House fire controlled demolition and clean up
  • Fire damage repairs and smoke remediation

Call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County and nearby areas for fire restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (315) 446-8776

Water Damage Repair and Cleanup in Syracuse

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water damage Water damage may happen any time. SERVPRO can have your home back to normal faster than you know. Call now!

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Repair, Mold Mitigation, and Cleanup in Syracuse

Water and high moisture levels inside Syracuse homes contribute to the formation of mold colonies. Before residents and homeowners are aware, slow water leaks around windows, leaky plumbing, or air conditioners can cause mold formation. They may notice a strong, musty odor and, once they investigate, find a leak, damaged structure, flooring, and walls.

SERVPRO provides water damage repairs caused by water leaks in Syracuse homes and businesses. Mold colonies can begin forming in as little as 24 hours. Our water damage repair and mold mitigation technicians can respond in less than 4 hours, twenty-four-seven. Mold can cause health effects in many consumers. That’s why it is so important to react quickly and begin water removal and drying operations immediately.

Our experience has shown the best approach to mitigate the growth of mold is to:

  • Completely dry the area, lowering the humidity in the space to normal levels.
  • Removal of contaminated porous materials, including contents or structure
  • Chlorine bleach solutions and quaternary compounds have some effect on molds; however, neither should be used as the first step in remediation.

Mold colonies also form in bathrooms with poor ventilation or under kitchen and bathroom sinks where small leaks go unnoticed for weeks or months. Water penetrates the particle board of the cupboards and the subfloor, causing them to expand and lose strength and support abilities. Repair may be required to the plumbing and extensive restoration in long-term situations.

Once the mold and water leak are remedied, SERVPRO can assist with repairing and restoring the affected area. Our building services team includes plumbers, electricians, drywall installers, and painters, to name a few.

Our SERVPRO team leaders can assess the situation and provide recommendations on how to proceed.

Call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County and nearby areas for water removal and restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (315) 446-8776

SERVPRO Provides Storm Flood Damage to Residents of Syracuse

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will woork with your insurance company Flood damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We are here to help 24/7 365 days a year.

Need Help with Flood Damage Cleanup After a Storm in Syracuse – Call SERVPRO

Heavy rain associated with storms rolling through Syracuse and surrounding areas can often cause flooding contributing to serious damage to our homes and businesses. There may not be much warning to homeowners that flooding is imminent. Floodwaters wash through buildings leaving silt, debris, as well as a variety of chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and biological material covering your possessions.

SERVPRO provides flood cleanup, repair, and restoration for storm damage services in Syracuse and surrounding areas. Our SERVPRO emergency response team is available 24/7 to assist with all storm and flood emergencies, and we are onsite within four hours from your call. We are equipped with heavy-duty truck-mounted pumps and water extractors to remove water and silt from basements.

Once the flooding has receded, our team assesses the damage and reviews our floodwater removal and restoration plan with the homeowner and their insurance adjuster. We work closely with most insurance companies and handle all associated paperwork for claims to your insurance company. Flooding of your home or business is a stressful event in everyone’s life. SERVPRO aims to reduce that stress and return your home or business to its preloss condition as quickly as possible.

All contents are inspected, cleaned, and disinfected if possible. Those items that cannot be restored are noted for insurance purposes and properly disposed of. All non-porous surfaces (walls, floors, and ceilings) are cleaned and sanitized. Porous materials, for example, carpeting and drywall, are removed. We can also assist with restoration and repair requirements, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, and drywall repairs.

Our services include:

  • Emergency services water damage restoration
  • Flood restoration and repair
  • Biohazard remediation
  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal

Call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County and nearby areas for storm flood damage and restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (315) 446-8776

What Firm Do I Contact After Flood Damage in My Syracuse Residence?

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

Man in yellow boots standing in flood When a flood damages your home. SERVPRO flood damage restoration technicians have you covered. Our team of experts will be on-site ASAP.

To Handle Flood Damage in Your Syracuse Home, Call SERVPRO

A flood and the damages that come with it have left me helpless, at a point of utter disadvantage, and I need to counter the problem. Which restoration firm can I trust to restore my property before the floodwater ravages through everything it can get?

In such a desperate time, SERVPRO can step in to prevent further flood damage in your Syracuse home. We can work to restore your residence to its former glory by doing the following:

  • Water extraction
  • Removing affected materials.
  • Cleaning and decontamination of affected surfaces and contents.
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Reconstruction

Water Extraction

Our SERVPRO restoration crew can use gas or diesel-powered self-priming trash pumps to pump out the floodwater and the solid deposits brought in by floodwater.

Removing Affected Materials

Our technicians can remove all the materials that have come into contact with the water and sort them out to determine what is salvageable and what needs to be trashed. We can make a flood cut to remove parts of building materials like drywall that have been affected beyond what drying or repair can restore. We cut 12 to 18 inches above where the flooding damage has ceased. A flood cut enables restorers to remove drywall and address moisture problems behind the actual wall.

Cleaning and Decontamination

Our technicians can clean all the surfaces that have come into contact with floodwater and then apply disinfectants to kill microorganisms that have been washed in.

Drying and Dehumidification

SERVPRO technicians can use centrifugal air movers to move blasts of warm air into the building for drying while also ensuring it is properly ventilated. We can then use refrigerant dehumidifiers to remove water vapor. We use moisture meters to determine whether all the materials have returned to their normal moisture content.

Reconstruction

Our SERVPRO technicians can rebuild the parts of the building that were damaged beyond repair.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County is dedicated to providing high-quality emergency services for property owners. Contact us for help at (315) 446-8776. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Which Firm Should I Hire for Fire Restoration in Fayetteville?

3/6/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke from a fire SERVPRO fire damage restoration specialists will have your home back to preloss condition in a timely manner. Call now!

Fire Restoration in Fayetteville Calls for SERVPRO’s Services

According to data from the NFPA, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and fires cause damages worth more than $25.5 billion every year. After a fire in your home, you might be wondering what to do or how long the repair process can take. Depending on the extent of the damage and the experience of the restoration firm you hire.

The restoration process may involve a variety of activities. Our SERVPRO technicians are competent in performing fire restoration in Fayetteville homes. SERVPRO will apply the principles and elements of cleaning to restore materials to their preloss state and reduce the expense of a fire claim. Our repair process may include the following activities:

Extraction of Water and Drying the Building

Our SERVPRO team can use portable extractors to remove the water that your sprinklers may have emitted upon activation by the fire or the water that firefighters used to extinguish the fire. We then dry everything the water has affected to prevent further damage like mold growth.

Demolition and Removing Debris

Fires usually cause the charring of building materials. We can perform controlled demolition of such materials and remove debris. Our SERVPRO team removes and discards the building materials and contents damaged beyond repair.

Removing Soot and Odors

Our SERVPRO team understands how smoke behaves during fires and can find and remove the heaviest deposits of smoke residues. We can remove odors using powered sprayers, which dispense chemicals at about 50 psi. We use them to spray applications directly onto the surfaces we are deodorizing, such as carpets, fabrics, and heavily charred structural components.

Reconstruction

We repair damaged structures to return your house to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County takes pride in assisting property owners to bring things back to normal after fire damage. Contact us at (315) 446-8776. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Perform Commercial Fire Restoration in Syracuse?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial fire damage repair services by SERVPRO are second to none. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

Commercial Fire Repair in Syracuse is Straightforward with SERVPRO’s Assistance

I have fire damage in my office building and need help restoring it to normal. Which firm can restore my property, and when should I begin the restoration process?

SERVPRO has a well-trained team ready to perform commercial fire restoration in your Syracuse office building. After fire damage, beginning the restoration process as soon as possible is essential. We recognize the importance of protecting your investment and can help you get back to business within a short time.

We can conduct an initial inspection of the affected areas and take photos to document the loss. We can locate affected areas with dry-cleaning sponges to allow you to see how involved or large the loss is. We can also inspect affected areas with moisture meters because water damage often accompanies fire damage due to fire extinguishing efforts. As we perform the inspections, our SERVPRO technicians can explain the actions that we can take to resolve the issue, and they may include:

  • Securing the facility
  • Ventilating the facility to remove soot and dust from the affected surfaces and the air.
  • Removing contents and separating the salvageable and unsalvageable items.
  • Cleaning the affected structures and contents to prevent damage from soot’s acidic effects.
  • Deodorizing the facility.
  • Decontaminating the HVAC system and ductwork.

A fire in an office building may affect several floors or suites. Therefore, it is likely that you have to wait until the whole building gets cleared for occupancy before tenants are allowed back in. SERVPRO has the right equipment for cleaning and restoring items like ceilings, walls, carpets, and woodwork from smoke damage.

Our SERVPRO team can remove odors using a photocatalytic oxidizer. This device has a photocatalytic lamp that shines ultraviolet rays on a titanium dioxide surface and emits hydroxyl radicals. Immediately after that, the hydroxy radicals oxidize and break down foul smells into water and carbon dioxide.

To handle commercial fire damage in an office building, call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County at (315) 446-8776. We can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation Services in Fayetteville

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room on the walls Finding mold in your home is certainly an issue that has to be dealt with right away. Call SERVPRO to assess the situation and start remediation.

Do Homeowners Require Mold Inspections in Their Fayetteville Homes – Call SERVPRO

There are mold spores everywhere, waiting for the right conditions in our Fayetteville homes. They need a food source available in abundance in our houses, and either high humidity or moisture from condensation or a leaking pipe. Once the spores settle, they can grow rapidly into a colony in as little as 24 hours with the right conditions. Mold colonies produce a strong, musty odor and are an obvious sign that there is a thriving mold infestation in your home or commercial building.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation services in Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Our mold removal specialists can arrive on-site in less than four hours after your call. We immediately inspect the site, identify the source of the moisture and inspect the size of the mold infestation. Owners should note that SERVPRO is required by law to follow state inspection and documentation protocols for infestations based on the extent of the infestation.

Mold spores are easily dislodged and can float in the air for hours before landing on a surface. HVAC systems can distribute the spores throughout the building and initiate new infestations. SERVPRO establishes a containment area before beginning remediation, removal, and cleaning of mold-infested materials. The containment area is designed to provide a barrier to further mold distribution. We block HVAC intake vents and create negative pressure rooms to prevent the distribution of the mold spores while removing material and cleaning.

We remove mold contamination using a combination of approaches based on the material and the damage caused by the mold. For example, non-porous materials can be wiped clean with disinfectant. Porous materials may be cleaned in many cases; however, the material must be removed and replaced for heavy long-duration exposure, e.g., wood, drywall, and fabrics.

SERVPRO can help our customers remove mold infestations. Our services include:

  • Mold Inspections, Remediation, and Removal
  • Moisture source Identification and Containment
  • Establishment of Mold Containment areas and Clean Rooms

Call SERVPRO of East Onondaga County in Fayetteville and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (315) 446-8776.