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How Does an Intervention by SERVPRO Change Mold Remediation for Manhattan Laundromats?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Count on the professionals at SERVPRO if you find mold damage in your business property.

SERVPRO Takes A Comprehensive Approach when Handling Mold Removal in Manhattan Business Premises

The likelihood of mold developing in Manhattan laundromats is high due to the humidity, heat, and soiled fabrics in the facility. Appliance misuse like improperly directing dryer exhaust flex tubes aggravates the situation. Involving professionals like SERVPRO to handle mold remediation from the start offers many advantages.

Unlike using homemade solutions for mold remediation at your Manhattan laundromat, finding a professional helps ensure the root cause is identified and all traces of mold removed from the property. Homestyle solutions such as cleaning affected surfaces with borax, bleach, or vinegar only offer temporary relief, unlike the comprehensive mold remediation that SERVPRO offers.

Professional Intervention to a Mold Infestation Problem Involves:

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold removal
  • Black mold damage repair

In many cases, the visible mold is only a small fraction of the infestation in the entire property. Mold colonies tend to thrive in cavities where there is little natural light. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the whole business premises or the areas we deem vulnerable to infestations. 

A Professional Mold Inspection can be Achieved Less Invasively by:

  • Checking for hidden moisture with thermal cameras
  • Inspecting wall cavities with borescopes
  • Checking indoor humidity levels with thermo-hygrometers

On establishing the affected areas, our SERVPRO technicians set up containment barriers and perform controlled demolition to remove heavily deteriorated materials. Cleaning using wire-brushing, soda blasting, and damp wiping with antimicrobial products helps remove various moldy materials from sections of the laundromat. 

SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan has vast experience delivering mold remediation services in commercial establishments. Call us at (917) 423-6364. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Precautions Help With Textiles During Water Damage Restoration in New York City Homes?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Our certified technicians come prepared with state of the art equipment your property needs after a water incident occurs.

SERVPRO Capitalizes on Preparation and Testing for Successful Water Damage Repairs in New York City

The spilled water in your New York house may affect various textile-based materials necessitating renovation. Some of the leading water damage restoration methods for textiles include cleaning, stain removal, and drying. 

While embarking on water damage restoration in your New York City home, protecting the affected items from secondary damages is essential. Otherwise, it is possible to aggravate the situation. SERVPRO takes various approaches, including pre-testing materials and preparing the work areas depending on how the water spill happens.

Typically Water Spills Arise From

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking roof from storms

Pre-testing helps reveal crucial details, such as whether dyes in fabrics are likely to bleed. Our SERVPRO technicians use such information to create a perfect approach for restoration. For example, if the fabrics are not prone to bleeding, we can clean items comfortably using an emulsifying solution. However, where tests establish a high likelihood for dye loss, a gentler approach is necessary. Our technicians use unique products such as ColorFast Jet Extraction Cleaner for upholstery items. The temperature of the cleaning solution can also affect dyes or cause the backing of items such as carpets to separate. Our technicians use moderate temperatures not exceeding 150°F. 

Site preparation helps the water damage repairs. Even simple steps such as moving furniture count as site preparation since they help prevent overspray from reaching unintended areas. Our SERVPRO crews also cover some items with a poly drop cloth to shield them. 

SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan can help ensure water damage restoration results in the expected outcomes. Call us at (917) 423-6364. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Handles Soot during Fire Damage Restoration in New York City

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO call now Our certified technicians are available 24/7 to help you get back to business after a fire damage incident.

Using Unique Approaches Helps Ease Smoke Remediation in New York Business Premises

After a fire incident at your New York business facility, soot residues can be a nagging issue to address. There is rarely a one-size-fits-all cleanup or remediation method.

When SERVPRO takes over fire damage restoration at your New York business premises, we try to establish the best ways to handle all areas with fire and smoke damage. Testing various surfaces and items establishing their physical properties and the type of residues accumulated on their surfaces. Soot varies depending on the type of materials burnt and the intensity of the fire. Tests reveal whether the visible soot contains a high percentage of dry or wet residues. 

Probing Helps Provide a Clearer Picture of:

  • Fire and Smoke Damage
  • Smoke Damage
  • Smoke Remediation

Our SERVPRO technicians use the test results to determine what resources to use when cleaning various property sections. For example, we do not use the same cleaning agents on chrome accessories to clean stone surfaces such as counters.

Smoke damage may extend beyond the surface of materials since the heat from the fire opens up pores on various materials. Deep cleaning solutions help remove such residues. Various methods, including vacuuming and blast cleaning, help remove such embedded soot residues.

SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan readily addresses any challenging aspect of fire damage restoration in commercial establishments. Call us at (917) 423-6364. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Clean-Up in New York City Has to be Fast

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

water damage, pooling water in room. A burst pipe in New York City homes will cause a major issue. SERVPRO will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Contain Water Damage in New York City Homes by Calling SERVPRO

The population density in New York City adds a layer of complexity when providing emergency services in water-damaged homes. A burst pipe in an apartment may quickly become a ceiling leak in the unit below, making water damage repairs a must. Allowing a company expert in water removal services into your home is the best decision you can make. At SERVPRO, we are ready around the clock to help you in your emergency.

Certified water restoration technicians in New York City are the answer to your needs. Whether water caused basement flooding or is just in a contained section of your home, let our experts bring specialized equipment to assess the damage. The faster you can remove water from your home, the less damage you will fight. Take, for example, wood and hardwood floors and the adverse effects of water-

  • Warping and buckling can occur as wood planks expand due to humidity and buckle at the joints.
  • Cupping happens when the sides or the bottom of the wood absorb water. In contrast, crowning occurs when the top of the wood is higher in humidity.
  • Delamination can occur in some wood products if glue falls victim to the water and allows its layers to separate.

Whether you are dealing with flooring, ceilings, or other water cleanup and repairs, SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is your answer. Call us at (917) 423-6364 and let us mitigate your loss.  

New York City Stores Act Quickly After Flood Damage

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

sign Flood damage from a storm is not an easy task. Especially for commercial buildings. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for the job.

Fast-Paced New York City Businesses Need to Minimize Downtime After Flooding

The vibrant business community in New York City knows better than most the importance of moving quickly. Adaptability and resourcefulness are essential qualities to survive in such a competitive environment. When flooding occurs, whether from a burst pipe, a sewer backup, or a storm, business owners need to hire the help of a professional flood restoration team to perform water damage repairs as soon as possible.

In New York City, flood damage and water cleanup is a job for our SERVPRO crew. Our round-the-clock availability keeps up with the city’s pace and provides the latest in water damage remediation. In coordination with contractors and insurance requirements, we bring in industry-grade equipment into your business for extraction and water damage restoration, including the following-

  • Extractors- these can be truck-mounted or portable depending on your needs. When space is a limitation, the portable pump is easier to carry into your building and allows for easier access.
  • Air Movers- As their name implies, air movers use air to encourage fast evaporation and dry your place. They can be noisy but speed up the process significantly.
  • Wall Cavity Ventilating Systems- these help us move a large volume of air more efficiently than air movers and are ideal for walls, under cabinets, and other cavities.

Regardless of your specific needs SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is the answer to your water damage restoration needs. Call us at (917) 423-6364 and let us put our expertise to work for you.

Mold in Manhattan can be a Huge Problem.

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling and door. SERVPRO follows strict rules when it comes to mold remediation. We use EPA and IICRC protocols all the time!

SERVPRO Conducts Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal in Manhattan

Manhattan is arguably the heart of the world. Finance, fashion, entrepreneurship, and art all have a significant presence throughout the city, and people around the world dream of visiting the Big Apple one day. Part of its charm is the intersection of older architecture and historic buildings along with the most modern structures and innovative technology. Despite their age, all structures are vulnerable to the elements and may present issues such as mold.

The population density in Manhattan is recognized as the highest in the nation. Meanwhile, New York County is the smallest county in the continental U.S. Its small footprint is home to the United Nations, world-famous Times Square, Central Park, and iconic buildings such as the Empire State and One World Trade Center. Countless film productions feature the city’s landmarks and skyline, not to mention the importance of Wall Street and the financial transactions happening there daily. Manhattan is also one of the most diverse communities globally, where nationalities, religions, and ethnicities co-exist to create the rich tapestry that lives, works, and plays within its boundaries.  

Not surprisingly, housing in Manhattan is in high demand, expensive, and an adventure in and of itself. Buildings with older wiring and plumbing can present issues and need restoration services, and mold can cause health effects. SERVPRO is a premier mold removal company in Manhattan, and we are here to meet your needs when time is of the essence. As soon as you detect black mold or attic mold, let our mold specialists conduct a thorough mold removal process and leave your home clean.

The Mold Remediation Process

Mold removal is complex and guided by environmental regulations and industry recommendations. Our mold technicians are certified to handle even the toughest cases, and we do so by applying best practices and relying on state-of-the-art technology. Mold generally appears when excessive humidity exists due to the environment, ceiling leaks, or other water damage. At SERVPRO, we address mold remediation by applying the following principles-

  • Safety first- we work safely using personal protective equipment and preparing the work area to minimize human exposure to mold and contain its spread.
  • Documentation of our work and the extent of the mold damage.
  • Addressing the source of the mold, which is closely tied to restoring normal levels of humidity in the home.
  • Mold removal, including the cleanup process, as well as discarding any unsalvageable items.

Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians follow protocols from the EPA and the guidelines from the IICRC The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration for mold cleanup work. We have the required New York State license for Mold Remediation Certification. 

SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is a top provider of mold remediation services. Call us at (917) 423-6364 for assistance.  

Who Offers the Best Water Damage Restoration Service in Manhattan?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room Water restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and knowledge when it comes to restoration services.

SERVPRO Is, Perhaps, Manhattan’s Best Water Damage Remediation Company. 

Manhattan has a unique environment that presents many challenges. This is especially true for those engaged in water damage remediation. Fortunately, SERVPRO is skilled in successfully overcoming these difficulties and resolving residents’ water-related issues.

SERVPRO is highly skilled in and equipped for effectively handling water damage in Manhattan residential towers. This expertise is crucial for those making their home in Manhattan, given that most borough homeowners live in towering condominiums or co-op complexes. Some of the many related problems our technicians have effectively handled are:

  • Accessing and treating high-rise residences and difficult to reach areas with remediation equipment
  • Performing our emergency water damage services with limited disturbance to neighbors
  • Preventing your water-related event from impacting units beneath and adjacent to yours
  • Conducting our work in a way that safeguards everyone in your building

As you can see, we are skilled providers of water removal services and water damage repairs in high-rise residential units.

With all this in mind, contact SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan at (917) 426-0629 whenever you need water damage cleanup and restoration.

Where Can I Find Quality New York City Fire Damage Remediation Services?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged home Smoke and soot damage done to your home by a fire is a sad story. Let SERVPRO help you with the remediation services from beggning to end.

SERVPRO Professionally Cleans Up & Restores New York City Fire Damage.

When your home suffers a fire, the effects are often substantial. These adverse effects could include everything from severely deteriorated air quality to the destruction of your residence’s interiors. 

Due to its population density, residential fires in New York City generally spread quickly and do considerable damage in a short time. These fires easily spread from house to house and from one condo to another. The fire and smoke damage caused by such events usually include:

  • Fouled air filled with harmful and odorous smoke particles
  • Contamination of HVAC systems with troublesome fire-related particles
  • Deposits of dry, oily, or baked-on residues on surfaces
  • Charring or the destruction of structural elements and household contents

Regardless of the destruction caused by a home fire, SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle it. We are experts at house fire cleanup, and our skilled technicians routinely perform fire damage restoration and smoke remediation work.

So, if your home ever experiences fire damage, call SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan at (917) 426-0629 for assistance.

Who Can I Call for Flood Damage Cleanup in New York City?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged bedroom SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment when it comes to storm damage restoration service for your home.

In New York City, SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Remediation Services. 

In recent years, New York City has increasingly suffered severe flooding events, especially in the summer months. Experts expect these issues to impact tens of thousands of residents and grow increasingly troublesome as the city’s water, sewage, and drainage systems age. They also believe the additional heavy rains brought by climate change in the future are only going to exacerbate the situation. This increase in rainfall is a genuine concern, considering historical weather data. Over just the past hundred years, the annual number of days when rainfall exceeds two inches in the city has doubled. While this change is year-round, it has been most pronounced in the summertime, when average rainfalls have climbed more than two-and-a-half inches in only the past sixty years.

Modern Impact of Flood Damage on the City

Over just the past twenty years, New Yorkers have been at great risk of, and some have endured substantial losses as a result of flooding events. The First Street Foundation, a nonprofit that researches and develops flood prevention measures, estimates that 14% of all of the city’s properties are at risk of flooding. The organization also predicts that over the next 30 years, the number of properties at serious risk of experiencing flood damage is going to increase by about 15,000. The following list of modern storms and their impacts on residents highlights these problems: 

  • Major summer/early fall storms, including Tropical Storm Andrea and Hurricane Dorian, bring substantial rains and flooding to New York City between 2013 and 2019
  • Hurricane Sandy causes floods that damage over 120,000 properties in 2012
  • Hurricane Irene, in 2011, inundates more than 35,000 homes and businesses
  • The November 2009 Nor-easter floods over 20,000 properties

A Recent Summer Storm Exemplifies New York’s Flooding Issues 

After a summer heatwave in July of 2019, severe thunderstorms passed through the city and brought with them inches of drenching rains. The overwhelming rainfalls deluged the area, turning streets into rivers and subway entrances into waterfalls while flooding basements and first floors. Some of the astounding 24-hour rainfall totals around our area included:

  • 3.52 inches at JFK Airport
  • 3.05 inches in Staten Island
  • 1.66 inches in Central Park
  • 1.24 inches at La Guardia Airport

With that said, know whom to call when you need help recovering from flood damage. Contact SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan at (917) 426-0629 for assistance.

Contact an Experienced New York City Flood Damage Remediation Company for Help. 

Unlike simple water-related issues, the damage caused by flooding requires the specialized services of a biohazard remediation firm like SERVPRO. We are skilled and experienced in effectively eliminating hazardous flood wastes, as well as disinfecting areas impacted by them. At the same time, we handle other flood-related problems like:

  • Ceiling leaks caused by storms
  • Basement flooding
  • Odors associated with flooding events
  • Structural and content damage caused by floodwaters

So, regardless of the type of flood damage restoration your home requires, SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is likely able to complete it successfully. Call us anytime at (917) 426-0629 for help.

How Can New York City Restaurants Manage Mold Damage?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

moldy ceiling tile Mold remediation should be handled by the professional team at SERVPRO. Their technicians are IICRC certified for any size job needed.

Hire SERVPRO mold remediation experts and get back to business

Mold growth in your New York restaurant is not only unappetizing if seen or smelled by your patrons, but also a concern if inspectors note the fungal growth. Fortunately, removing active mold colonies and planning for inhibition of future growth is well within your reach.

Can One Company Help with both Current Mold Damage and Future Mold Growth?

Mold damage in New York City restaurants is not surprising. Mold spores are everywhere but cause little trouble until they encounter moisture which ignites their growth cycle. The steamy kitchens and dishwashing stations, liquid-driven bar areas, and merrymaking -- including occasional spills -- in the dining areas all provide the water fueling to start a mold infestation. SERVPRO is positioned uniquely to solve your mold problem:

  • We train to find and follow water damage and migration.
  • We help arrange for water damage elimination (including reducing high humidity through properly working exhaust systems).
  • We rely on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to contain and remove mold organisms, dispose of moldy materials, and apply EPA-registered antimicrobials.
  • We work fast because we understand stuttering your business risks long-term or permanent closure.

Contact SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan for a mold damage assessment and remediation plan. We are available 24/7 at (917) 426-0629.