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Commercial loss- many floors of building

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial loss- many floors of building 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)

Why SERVPRO Mold in cars! 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)

Why SERVPRO MOLD EVERYWHERE!! 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)

Storm Damage First day of Spring! Thunderstorms! 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)

Water Damage Rugs with water damage. 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)

Water Damage Protecting desks after water damage 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 Hanging wires 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!

Avoid kitchen fires!!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoid kitchen fires!! Kitchen fire at a restaurant.

Many of the fires we get called into begin in the kitchen. Most people would say they expect that to be the case, since the kitchen has stoves and microwaves. When you have items that can cause fires, of course that's where most the fire problems would start!

Simple mishaps can cause problems! That's why we say to always pay attention and do not leave fire alone. Even a few seconds it can happen, and you will be in emergency mode.

Stay focused while you are in the kitchen. Keep clothing and other flammable items far from flames. Don't take it for granted that it won't happen to you, because most people don't think it will. Attentiveness goes a long way!

Checking for mold

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Checking for mold As you can see, mold is not always right in your face. But this family could smell it in there closet after a water loss, so we came and handled it.

Some people assume that if you can not see mold, then it is not there. It is important to pay attention to new smells, ones that are potent and may sting the nostrils.

Again, you may not be able to see the mold with the naked eye but a trained professional would know right away. So if you do feel like you smell something, or your eyes are watering, give us a call. Best to check and make sure, that way it won't get any worse.

SERVPRO of Upper East Side knows right away when we go into a building what needs to be done. Just make sure to call us right away! (917) 924-2260 That's an urgency! Mold can be very bad for your health.

Commercial Water Restoration Repair

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Residential water damage can be costly for any homeowner. Yet commercial water damage restoration can cost companies even more.Water damage can cause extensive damage to any size property. Commercial property is generally a larger area than residential properties, thus causing more damage in the same amount of time.

Whether it is roof leaks, flooding or natural disasters, you need to make sure you act quickly when your property has become damaged by water. Commercial water damage restoration is a large feat to tackle and needs to be handled by a professional restoration service.

Commercial Water Damage Repair

There are many steps that need to be taken when dealing with commercial water damage restoration. Companies can choose to use different techniques when cleaning and restoring.
-Water mitigation is the first step. You must clear out all standing water before you proceed to any restoration.
– De-humidification and moisture control helps with the buildings moisture levels. Your space will never dry out unless it is ventilated properly.
-Temporary air conditioners and cooling towers can be added as well. These machines will control temperatures and climate within your building. This will prevent mold and mildew from forming in and on porous materials.
-Odor control will be taken into account when dealing with commercial water damage restoration as well. If mold and mildew has started to form, it will take a professional to preform the cleaning process to eliminate odors and toxic smells.
-Temporary roofing can be a possibility when it comes to weather related damage.
-Board ups are essential to keep further damage from happening to your building. This allows damaged walls and windows to temporarily be fixed so the cleaning and restoration process starts quickly.

Many restoration companies will work with your insurance company to lessen the stress during the restoration process. The cleaning process can last anywhere from a week to many months depending on the amount of damage. Restoration companies like SERVPRO of Upper East Side will make sure your property is handled in a timely manner. The faster the water is extracted and cleaned, the less money you will spend while saving time. Like stated before, mold and mildew can start to grow if not dealt with quickly. Make sure to find a company that can handle all your commercial water damage needs.