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Here Is What You Should Do For Your Fire Damage Situation in Manhattan

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let fire damage take over your home. Call SERVPRO today for fire damage restoration assistance.

The Purpose of Pack-Outs for Your Fire-Damaged Manhattan Home

Protecting the belongings and items within your fire-damaged Manhattan apartment can be challenging, especially when the effects from the disaster can spread so quickly through the unit. Instead of fixating on the contents of your property that you can preserve and save when disaster strikes, it is advisable to get you and your family to safety first. Professional restoration technicians and cleaners can make the retrieval and restoration of damaged items, belongings, furniture, and fabrics within your apartment a priority of the mitigation process that happens alongside a thorough inspection and assessment of the property.

Pack-outs are a vital component to the mitigation work that our team can do for fire damage in your Manhattan apartment. We arrive with production trailers full of packing materials, boxes, blankets, and other protective gear to keep the contents removed from your property safe through the travel to our nearby facility. While much of the restoration work by our SERVPRO team can happen onsite, many individual contents require specialized attention, cleaning, and deodorization, that best occurs in our care.

Once your items and furniture arrive at our facility, we often work first to clean soot and smoke residue staining. We have multiple approaches to this focused cleaning effort; the ultrasonic cleaning tank is one of the more effective options for the contents that can get submerged in liquid safely. Once we have removed soot and smoke particulates from the items, we can shift focus to deodorization.

Again, there are multiple approaches to removing the harsh fire odors from the contents removed from your apartment. An ozone chamber can allow our SERVPRO recovery team to address multiple items and contents at once, introducing an environment with an added molecule of oxygen that can bond molecularly with the odor to neutralize it.

The pack-out process can save many of the at-risk or already damaged items and furniture throughout your apartment after a fire. Our SERVPRO of Upper East Side rapid response team has effective mitigation approaches that can save you money and protect your belongings until they can safely get returned to your restored property. Give us a call anytime at (917) 924-2260.

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Is There Water Damage in Your Manhattan High Rise?

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

What is the best way to restore a water damaged high rise? Call SERVPRO!

Protecting Your High-Rise Manhattan Apartment from Water Damages

Water loss incidents that can occur in the high rises lining the eastern side of Central Park in Manhattan and throughout the blocks beyond it can be incredibly damaging to the building. Regardless of the source of this incident, the effects can spread through joined walls to affect multiple units simultaneously, not to mention, spread throughout the entirety of the initially affected apartment. Addressing the effects of a water loss incident must occur quickly to prevent unnecessary demolition and reconstruction and to prevent the spread of these effects further through the building.

Water damage in your Manhattan high rise apartment can come in multiple layers, stretching far beyond exposure to the structural elements and construction materials. Understanding the full impact of water saturation and secondary effects that could occur can help to encourage property owners to respond to these emergencies quickly by reaching out to the 24/7 SERVPRO response team that remains prepared to handle the full spread of these effects. We approach these situations with advanced machines and tools and a roster of IICRC-certified Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying Technicians.

One of the most pressing effects of water loss incidents is the saturation of construction materials and structural elements. The longer drywall, flooring, and other components can remain saturated, the more likely that they become irreparably damaged or unsalvageable when restoration work begins. Addressing these concerns begins with a thorough inspection of the affected elements by our SERVPRO estimator and management.

We can arrive with the full measure of our extraction and drying equipment, helping us to get started immediately on protecting and preserving the portions of your property that we can. We understand how quickly these effects can spread to neighboring units, so we work to install as many high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers as are necessary to completely prevent the spread of effects and begin efficiently removing moisture from structural components.

While there are multiple layers to the damage that water can do in your high-rise apartment, our SERVPRO of Upper East Side can help. Let us show you how we can make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (917) 924-2260.

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We Have Fire Suppression Systems Waiting To Clean Up Your Upper East Side Fire Damage

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

This fire was devastating and our team worked hard to get their home stabilized and cleaned up. Call us right away.

Cleaning Fire Suppressant Residue from Your Upper East Side Apartment

Fire suppression systems are vital to protecting not only your apartment on the Upper East Side but those connected to your residence as well. With so much at stake, suppression systems need to be thorough, direct, and often much more powerful than necessary to fully extinguish the flames. While the fast reaction of your system to respond to changing conditions like a fire can help to preserve and protect your property and your neighbors’, it can often leave quite a mess for professional restoration technicians like ours to address in the recovery and mitigation of your apartment.

While there are many varieties of fire suppression devices and systems to help reduce fire damage to your Upper East Side property, many of the modern renovations and new constructions feature dry powder suppressions. Some models have an intelligent response to emergencies, reacting only in the areas currently affected by the fire rather than causing all receivers to respond simultaneously like an apartment sprinkler system would. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly, 24/7, to help address the effects of a dry powder suppression system on your apartment.

Our team can arrive with the full measure of cleaning equipment like high-powered vacuums to begin pulling up loose sediment and chemicals. We can work to clear off heavy concentrations on counters, walls, flooring, and other areas where the excess would collect. We also have personal protective equipment to keep our team safe throughout the cleanup process, as the ingesting or sometimes direct exposure to these dry chemicals can be a hazard.

The SERVPRO professionals that respond to the cleaning of fire damage in your property can also assess damages that could have occurred before the suppression engaged. We can remove damaged structural elements and construction materials with controlled demolition techniques, helping to ensure that reconstruction efforts and build back are quick and simple to begin.

For as vital of a role as dry chemical powder suppression systems have in protecting your property from fire, cleaning up after it can be a challenge. Let our SERVPRO of Upper East Side make the effects of fire damage and these extinguishing methods “Like it never even happened.” by calling (917) 924-2260.

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Commercial loss- many floors of building

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

This picture is from on of our newest jobs, that had many floors affected by water.

We form great relationships with property management companies, and owners of buildings.

This one property management company has tons of commercial and residential buildings all through out New York City. They rely on us every time there is any issues in any of their buildings.

They tend to have water damages quite often, affecting many levels of their buildings. 

We love having this type of relationship with companies, where we trust one another and know we can always count on each other. 

When it comes to many floors being affected in a building, you need to trust the company you bring in to get the job done promptly and correctly.

Always keep us in mind, even if you have 100 floors affected. We have the man power to deal with any kind of loss!

Mold in cars!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

The process of removing mold from a car.

I know you may be thinking, can mold really occur in cars? The answer is yes, and more often than you'd think.

We get called in quite often to deal with mold in cars so that they can be cleaned up, and then sold.

It's a process that requires many steps, but can most definitely be done in one day. After we do all the steps to clean up the car and remove the mold, we make sure to test it. Once we get the test back that says mold is no longer present, then they are good to go on selling the car.

If you feel you aren't sure if mold is present, then you can ask a professional to come and check it out. That's what we are here for!

MOLD EVERYWHERE!!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Containment up for mold.

This home in New York City called us in on a huge mold job! They needed a ton of containment to keep the area contained to just where the mold already was.

We have to put up containment in these situations to make sure no other places are infected with mold. 

It's important to remember that mold can come at any time. This whole winter we've had a ton of mold jobs, which isn't every year, but has been the most common for us this season.

Pay attention to your household, or office building. You will notice different smells, and may notice yourself coughing or wheezing. This can easily be due to mold growth in the area. It's an allergen so it can very well give you allergy feelings.

First day of Spring! Thunderstorms!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

NYC storm.

Today is the first day of Spring, but that just means those random thunderstorms are right around the corner!

Don't get caught not being prepared for these kinds of storms. They can cause many water leaks, and even damaged windows.

If you know you may be prone to leaks, try to stabilize the area before you go out to live your day to day life. We know it's unrealistic for you to always know what may happen in a storm, but just pay close attention. Maybe even keep our phone number in your cellphone so you can call us right away if need be!

No one expects to always be prepared for every disaster or problem that can happen! But with us on your side, you at least can feel safe.

Rugs with water damage.

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

White rug damaged from water in bedroom.

Usually when rugs get water damage, we try to take them to a professional carpet cleaner to fix the problem. In this customer's circumstance, they wanted us to dry the rug and see where to go from there.

This happens quite often and then we need to send out the rug. It can take some time, but if the damage isn't too bad then we can just handle it all on our end.

Time is of the essence. A water damage of my own actually destroyed my rug so badly that I didn't think it was worth trying to save it. Every circumstance is different. For me, it just didn't seem worth the time or money so I went and bought a new one. It's up to the customer to decide when it comes to personal items.

Protecting desks after water damage

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Desks covered after a water damage.

This office building had a water damage, that required a ton of time and we needed to remove parts of the ceilings. When we are doing that type of removal, we must protect the items that are in the area we are working in. If we can't remove everything in the area, such as these desks, then we make sure to cover them.

The protective covering keeps the desks okay, while we get our work done. None of the desks were affected, and we were able to uncover them after doing our work and they were intact. Business went right back to usual after we were done.

Did a water damage happen in your building? Give us a call! Our men can handle it all!

Hanging wires

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial building with hanging wires.

Hanging wires can be a scary site, especially when you don't know where they're coming from or what they do.

This commercial building had quite a few different issues, but this was a very big one. As you do not want wires just hanging from ceilings. We have professionals that we can also come in if it's an electrical issue at all.

Remember that this is all a team effort! You need to put trust in us, but also others that we recommend.

If you ever have an issue with someone that is on site, then definitely let us know! We won't you to feel comfortable in the whole process. 

These wires were put back in place and everything went back to normal!