Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

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.

Checking for mold

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Summers is almost up. Homeowner tips on how to prepare for the fall #1

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Time to clean those gutters.

Cool weather is nigh- prep your Home for the arrival of fall while it’s still nice outside.

Summer is almost up, and fall is right around the corner. Now it’s time to finish up any last minute and maintenance projects to get your home ready for a new fall season.

Clean out the gutters

No one loves this job, but it needs to be done. A few hours of work and prevent big problems later on. 

 If your gutter gets clogged up by dust, dirt and etc. you can stop or slow the drainage of your roof, causing more damage than you may know. Clogged gutters can rot fascia boards, therefore making it easier for water to enter the house to cause wall and ceiling damage. 

Home Safety Check

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Home Safety Check

Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide monitors. A good way to remember to do this is to always replace the batteries when you change the clocks for daylight savings time. November 4, 2018 would be a great time for your next check in.

CO and Fire alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.

 Create a family fire scape plan or review the one you already have. Put together an emergency preparedness kit so that you are ready for winter power outages. 

SERVPRO of Upper Eastside, offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) to their clients Free of Charge and have complete to access to it with the touch of a button.

Do you have an Emergency Plan in place?

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Have a Plan in action.

SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile App

Help is at your fingertips

When fire and water cleanup is needed, getting help is now quicker and easier using the SERVPRO Ready Plan App. The Ready Plan is an Emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management.

It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile containing critical facility information to help speed up response time.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."