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An initial inspection is critical for SERVPRO professionals to effectively resolve unique water damage concerns in each property disaster restoration

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Our crews are available for professional property damage restoration each day, our team has been helping property owners recover from disasters for nearly 30 years. Whether you’re facing a storm, flood, weakened roof, HVAC leak, kitchen fire, electrical fire or appliance malfunction, property problems are distressing and threaten your property’s safety and value. Finding the initial cause of the damage and addressing the issue is half the battle, the other half is mitigating the damages. The extent of the damages can be misleading when looking at the outside surface but often additional concerns can reach deeper into the materials and structure of your property. Due to the varied nature of property damage, the cost can range from high to low.  Here’s a look into factors that will affect the price of a property damage mitigation and restoration.

What to Expect During Property Restoration Services

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your property damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Emergency Contact: After a property disaster or emergency at your Brooklyn home or business, your call to us will connect you to one of our trained SERVPRO restoration professionals to take some basic information to provide to our project managers and technicians.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  •   Your name, address and contact information
  •   Your insurance information (if applicable)
  •   When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  •   What caused the water damage (if known)?

Inspection and Damage Assessment including Estimate:

One of our trained professionals will come and assess your property damage. What type of water loss was it? How much of the property is affected? These answers are critical to addressing the unique solution for your restoration needs.

These key factors can determine the amount of mitigation, restoration and rebuild needed to recover your property following a disaster:

  • The type of water affecting the property. Clean water from a burst plumbing pipe poses less risk than “black water” from the sewer or debris-laden floodwaters. The type of water that has damaged your property makes a big difference in what it will take to appropriately treat the damage.
     
  • The types of materials involved. The type of soot and smoke damage a property sustains is dependent on unique factors for each fire. Porous materials will swell, warp, and disintegrate when it’s wet. The makeup of damaged structures and property strongly affect the approach and costs for cleanup and restoration.
     
  • How deeply the structure is affected. The size of the affected area and how deeply the damage penetrated subsurfaces can determine the timeline and cost of your disaster recovery. Water and fire can cause many “hidden” losses, and a professional will carefully identify and evaluate the potential for deeper, unseen damages.
     
  • How long the property has been damaged. Mitigation efforts are most effective when they happen immediately after the damage happens. If a property has been standing in water for a long time or wasn’t appropriately treated when the water was removed, the damage may have worsened significantly. The growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria also becomes an increasingly major concern the longer a property stays wet. 

Property Emergencies Happen Everyday

Acting fast after property damage could mean the difference between restoring your home or business quickly or needing extensive and expensive reconstruction. Knowing the proper steps to take and which company to turn to after experiencing fire damage to your Brooklyn property can play a significant role in your restoration effort. Choosing SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn provides an experienced project manager and crew with extensive training and advanced technology to implement a cleanup, mitigation and recovery plan unique to your fire damage concerns. Our SERVPRO team never stops being READY to handle your Brooklyn fire, water or mold property disaster, we have the best staff, with the best resources standing ready to answer your call quickly and restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO provides fast, critical actions during Emergency Fire Damage Cleaning and Restoration for Brooklyn homes and businesses

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

residential fire damage Large or small fires can bring significant smoke and soot damage throughout your home. We can provide property damage restoration service near you.

Following a fire disaster big or small, your property will likely have sustained several types of damage. The fire damage restoration and cleanup process is multifaceted and complex, SERVPRO teams are certified in fire damage restoration, rest assured that your property is in excellent hands. Some items will be heavily damaged by the fire — exhibiting ashing, charring, melting, or other distortion from the heat. Much of this material is likely not salvageable. The remainder may be slightly scorched, covered in soot, and have a strong fire odor. Often during a fire restoration, many recovery operations need to happen simultaneously, some of our crew will work on water extraction and demolition, while others will inventory and pack up items to move to another location to help prevent further property damage from exposure to contaminated areas. SERVPRO has a long history in the restoration industry and we focus on salvaging and restoring your contents and structure. SERVPRO provides exceptional fire, smoke and soot damage restoration services and experience, balanced with efficiency and cost-effective techniques in response to your property damage disaster.

Early Mitigation Steps for Fire Damage

As every fire loss is unique, the type of emergency service activities offered by SERVPRO can vary significantly but might include some of the following:

  • Conducting building inspection: To assess any safety or health hazard after the fire and smoke damage.
  • Board up the structure: In certain situations, boarding up your Brooklyn residence can be essential.
  • Dry the structure: Drying the water used during the fire extinguishment fire is critical. We use various equipment to remove standing water and monitor humidity and moisture content to prevent secondary water damages.
  • Establish emergency electricity: SERVPRO technicians might have to arrange for a temporary power source during the fire restoration process as electricity is needed for heat and light.
  • Initial cleaning: Before the restoration begins, pre-cleaning carpets and furniture can prevent continual damages.

SERVPRO professionals have all the tools, equipment, and experience necessary to manage your entire Brooklyn or Queens property restoration from beginning to end. Our team works tirelessly to produce quality results from quick and effective mitigation, to putting the finishing touches on any repairs and reconstruction needed to complete the job.  

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn services local Brooklyn Neighborhoods providing full-service property restoration solutions including water extraction, property drying, air filtration and containment, debris removal, content documentation, soot and smoke mitigation, restoration and reconstruction services. Our SERVPRO team has 24/7 Emergency service help to support our disaster restoration customers day or night.

SERVPRO provides scalable cleaning and sanitizing services for local Brooklyn and Queens homes and businesses

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

Professional sanitizing commercial interior Our staff is capable of cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, kitchens and other common areas with the discretion and effectiveness.

SERVPRO professionals have specialized equipment and training to provide the highest level of commercial cleaning and sanitizing to maintain your commercial property.

While the pandemic continues to evolve, it’s as important as ever to take precautions with your commercial property to promote safety. Our team is available to provide commercial cleaning and bioremediation services a SERVPRO near you. As businesses continue to accelerate their cleaning and sanitizing procedures, it’s an excellent time to take advantage of the experience and tools our professionals can provide. When your commercial or residential property needs a deep cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, calling SERVPRO of Southeast Brooklyn to provide a fast and professional response is the only solution. Cleanliness is how to best be proactive, and we are here to help. We are prepared to clean and disinfect your school or university, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform daily.

Reminding People of Best Practices in Hygiene:

  • Inform customers/visitors on how to protect themselves.
  • Promote best practices with hygiene like handwashing.
  • Cleaning & disinfecting regularly.
  • Increasing airflow and ventilation.

When it comes to preventing the spread of this virus, it is up to us as a community to do the best we can to remain informed and act with thoughtful consideration. Our crews are up to the recent challenges impacting our community using specialized training and equipment, our cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for our cleanup process, and disposal of waste. Carpets and fabric and upholstery can be sanitized using our hospital-grade disinfectant.

Timely Response with Minimal Disruption 

Our crews can schedule work around your business hours to reduce the impact to your daily operations. Trust the SERVPRO team to be aware of and capable of meeting the sanitation standards required during this challenging atmosphere. We are trained in the appropriate use of EPA-registered disinfectants and committed to a close working relationship with your facility housekeeping staff. Our staff is capable of cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, kitchens and other common areas with the discretion and effectiveness your commercial facility requires.

SERVPRO is here to help develop a professional disinfecting plan for your property to promote confidence in the safety of your local business.

SERVPRO’s Quick and Effective Storm Property Restoration Services for Every Season

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO’s Quick and Effective Storm Property Restoration Services during every season for Brooklyn and Queens Homes and Businesses

Whatever the season, SERVPRO has property damage restoration solutions to any damages caused by seasonal weather and storms. Winter’s ice and snow plumbing bursts or Spring’s flood and roof leaks, our experienced and highly trained restoration team is here to help resolve your property disaster damages. Seasonal weather can bring some considerable hazards and potential damage to your local Brooklyn or Queens property, including severe storms that bring coastal flooding, torrential rains, strong winds and lightning. Other elements that can cause property damage during the winter and fall are foundational cracks and burst winter pipes. Your home or business could face any number of potential Seasonal property damage events, including water damage, flood damage, mold damage, fire damage, sewage backup damage, or an appliance or plumbing water leak.

Storm and Coastal Flooding Damage Risks

Flooding presents a serious risk to your commercial or residential property. Northeast Thunderstorms and Hurricanes can bring a ton of moisture and tidal surges causing above average amounts of water to affect the local and surrounding areas. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kill more people every year than lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

When it comes to your home or business flooding can lead to dangerous contamination and structural damage including damage to the drywall, contents, and support structure. After only 24 hours your property is in jeopardy of additional damages including mold growth and other harmful bacteria. Proper cleanup and restoration services from a professional team is vital to avoiding even further damage.

River and Storm Flooding Damage Concerns

Flooding in Brooklyn and Queens presents a serious risk to your commercial or residential property, the occurrences of interior and coastal flooding or other water intrusion events is becoming more common. Northeast Thunderstorms and Hurricanes can bring a ton of moisture and tidal surges causing above average amounts of water to cover the local and surrounding areas. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kill more people every year than lightening, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

It only takes 24 hours following a water intrusion before your property is in jeopardy of secondary damages including mold growth and other harmful bacteria. When it comes to your home or business flooding can lead to dangerous contamination and structural damage including damage to the drywall, contents and building structure. Efficient cleanup and restoration services with an IICRC certified team is necessary to avoiding further costs and damages.

Common Secondary Damages Associated with Delayed Water Damage Restoration

Building Damage: Severe storms can bring flood risks to most New York City properties causing significant water damage to building materials, contents, foundations, and basements. Our immediate hazardous water removal services are essential to avoid additional costly damages. SERVPRO of Southeast Brooklyn technicians can provide temporary structural support, tarp, and board up services to help stabilize and secure your property following storm damage.

Mold Contamination: following flood or water damage to your home or business, mold has the potential to start growing right away within 24 hours. It’s important to get the moisture cleaned up and properly dried to prevent additional damages. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced to handle the mold remediation process and avoid the spread of mold colonies throughout your property.

Spreading Moisture: Our rapid drying techniques reduce the risk of continued moisture exposure, preventing further water damage to your home or business. Our technicians monitor the spread of moisture to nearby areas and can address any hidden water damage early helping avoid additional costly secondary damage.

OUR NEW YORK CITY STORM & WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Roof & Structure Tarps and Board Up Services
  • Category 1, 2 and 3 Water Extraction & Cleanup
  • Drying of Damaged Areas including walls, carpets, and furniture
  • Cleaning and Restoration of Affected Possessions
  • Remediating Mold and Mildew
  • Reconstruction and Repairs

SAFETY TIPS BEFORE A STORM ARRIVES:

Stock up: Gather and check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed. The American Red Cross suggests you pick up at least three days' worth of water and non-perishable food, a flashlight, and extra batteries for it, at least seven days’ worth of prescription medication, a cell phone with a charger, and that you have extra cash and spare clothes at the ready. Have an emergency kit with these items you probably already have in your home: flashlight(s), battery powered weather radio, extra batteries to fit each electronic (including cell phone), non-perishable foods (canned goods and dry foods), lots of bottled water, can opener, first aid kit (with a disinfectant), fire extinguisher, blankets, extra clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, clock or watch, whistle to signal for help, important personal items (eyeglasses, prescriptions, etc.), and paper documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, and other significant legal papers.

Stay Indoors: Stay inside and away from windows, skylights, and glass doors. Find a safe area in the interior or your property on the lower level or basement. If flooding threatens your home, turn off the electricity at the main breaker. If your property loses power, turn off major appliances such as the AC unit and water heater to reduce damage.

Property Concerns: Inspect your roof and foundation for damage and make necessary repairs. Exterior doors should have 3 hinges and a deadbolt lock that is an inch-long minimum. Cut dead or weak limbs before a storm hits. Remove any limbs hanging over your home that could cause substantial damage if they fall. Likewise, take the time to have trees that could fall on the home removed. Clean rain gutters ensure runoff has a place to go; water that pools and gathers can cause damage especially if a downpour is ongoing.

Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn team has been helping our local communities for nearly 30 years, we are prepared with expert training and quality equipment to mitigate and restore your commercial or residential property. Our technicians are available 24-7 with our Emergency Service Team to help cleanup and repair your property damage from water, sewage, smoke, or fire. Our priority is providing quick and effective service and solutions to restore your property and belongings, “Like it never even happened.”

Don’t neglect a property water damage occurrence, it can lead to excessive structural damage and microbial growth

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is here to help local Brooklyn communities with ALL TYPES of water damages, our team responds quickly with emergency response cleanup and mitigation to minimize secondary damages to your property, including structural damages and mold growth. Neglecting to properly cleanup and remediate a water damage can lead to even greater property damage concerns. Often, when cleaning up a water damage issue or flood, mopping up a puddle or fixing a clogged sink can seem like the end to your trouble, but there can be hidden damage. During warm spring and summer months keeping an ideal relative humidity can be difficult, especially if your property is hiding a moisture source. If you are having trouble with high humidity in your residence or commercial building “hidden moisture” could be a cause. Our crews are trained and experienced in looking for unseen water damage concerns, using advanced technology our team can locate hidden moisture and other property damage you may have missed.

Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn crews use many tools and techniques to successfully and thoroughly locate and address Brooklyn high humidity and other hidden water damage concerns. Calling a local SERVPRO restoration professional can help investigate the source behind high humidity or hidden water damage concerns and inspect for any sign of visible mold or other secondary property damages.

SERVPRO USES SPECIAL DETECTION EQUIPMENT TO FIND HIDDEN WATER DAMAGE

  • Moisture Sensors - Are used to detect moisture in carpets and carpet paddling.
  • Moisture Meters - Are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate moisture readings that enable our SERVPRO Technician to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermo-hygrometers - Measure both temperature and relative humidity. Capturing these two readings, our SERVPRO Technician using a psychrometric chart can calculate specific humidity, dew point and vapor pressure.
  • Infrared Cameras - Can identify the location and extent of moisture in walls very effectively.
  • Manometers - Allow our SERVPRO Technician to measure the difference in air pressure when creating a negative air pressure environment.

Is Hidden Moisture Causing High Humidity Concerns for Your Brooklyn Home or Business?

Hidden moisture or water leaks are dangerous because they can cause serious issues like structural damage and mold growth before they are discovered. Excess water and moisture get absorbed in wood, drywall, insulation, and furniture and can lead to warping, stains, bubbling, and structural deterioration.

One possible concern with hidden moisture problems or sustained water damage is an increase in the overall humidity of your property. The EPA recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 and 60 percent. You may be able to detect high humidity by simply paying attention to potential problem areas in your home, damp basements, high traffic areas, bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens with high humidity activities and poor circulation. Telltale signs of excessive humidity include condensation on windows, pipes, and walls. Over time hidden moisture can contribute to high indoor humidity levels and during ideal conditions can cause mold growth and other property concerns to emerge. The possible causes of water damage lurking in your home can originate from many different sources, with varying intensities, contamination levels, and scope of damage. Some of our largest property restoration projects start as small water leaks that cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.

The key to mold prevention is simple: moisture control and enough airflow. If you suspect your home is suffering from excessive high humidity, get in touch with our SERVPRO staff right away. Our Mold Remediation team can inspect your property for mold and water damage, locate the source of hidden moisture and plan a mold removal and remediation process to get your home healthy and safe, “Like it never even happened.”

Signs of mold in your Brooklyn home are unpleasant odor, health effects or visual signs of mold growth.

Ask About SERVPRO’s Visible Mold Inspection

Our certified specialist will begin a mold inspection with a few questions for the property owner or manager, to give insight into previous leaks or flood damage and other valuable information to help during the process. They will thoroughly inspect the property looking for signs of damage and in places prone for mold growth. Moisture meters and cameras may be necessary to locate problems in areas that are hidden or less accessible.

If our SERVPRO technicians do discover mold during the inspection and mitigation process, they will evaluate the mold growth and contain any damage to the smallest area possible. They will then physically remove the mold and thoroughly dry any contaminated areas to ensure that the mold does not return. Finally, the technicians will follow established procedures to return the property to a preloss condition. To inhibit the return of mold, SERVPRO uses antifungal and antibacterial cleaners to clean both your home structure and possessions affected by mold. During the remediation process, we can utilize HEPA filtration systems with negative air chambers to stop the spread of spores and contain the mold. Our technicians always attempt to restore rather than have you replace building materials and possessions affected by mold.

When your home or business experiences a water disaster issue, or you suspect that high humidity maybe a problem, call our trusted local SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn property restoration service specialists. Our sophisticated tools can make it easy to determine the presence of hidden moisture and dampness in your Brooklyn property, waiting too long to choose a professional cleanup and recovery service can be a costly and hazardous mistake. Our SERVPRO specialists closely monitor and document all our cleanup, mitigation and remediation steps and make sure your moisture problem is taken care of correctly.

We specialize in Basement Water Removal and Damage Restoration

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

A Basement is a wonderful asset to your Brooklyn home, it can provide additional storage or living space to a crowded property. As unfortunate as it may be, basements are prone to flooding and water damage concerns, their location at the lowest level of a building and usually underground makes them a target – water always runs from high to low ground. Whether the excess water comes from a burst pipe, backed-up sewer line, failed sump pump, malfunctioning water-using appliance, or heavy rainfall, basement water damage is common and causes plenty of concerns to an unfortunate property owner. The first 48 hours are considered the most important time to react, as it is crucial to preventing further damage, in addition to contributing to structural and foundation problems, basement water damage can destroy your personal belongings and interior finishes and it also has the power to create the perfect environment for toxic mold growth.

Dry everything out as quickly as possible

When a finished/unfinished basement experiences significant water damage, timing is everything. The sooner you begin the disaster recovery process, the more likely you will be able to restore the condition of your possessions and minimize building materials from becoming destroyed. A professional restoration company can help expedite this process. 

Actions that can minimize water damage to your basement:

  1. Extraction: The first step toward restoring your building to its pre-flood condition is removing the standing water from the affected area. Our teams use wet vacuums and pumps to move large quantities of water to a specific location. Starting the process with this kind of removal is more efficient, and it allows us to get more liquid out of your carpets and the cushioning below.
  2. Evaporation: Next, we’ll set up high-velocity airflow equipment to evaporate any remaining moisture. Units designed for structural drying are more energy-efficient and move a larger volume of air in less time.
  3. Dehumidification: As water evaporates from furniture, carpet and building materials, that vapor turns into humidity. Left in the air, water vapor seeps back into absorbent furniture, clothing, and other materials. Water damage dehumidifiers remove moisture, which protects your property from future damage and prevents mold growth.
  4. Temperature control: Cool air hinders the evaporation process. Warm air — 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit — is ideal for completely drying your building’s structure. A thorough drying process is essential for preventing mold growth and other complications that come from residual moisture.

Our specialized equipment and highly trained staff have the scope of services to handle your property restoration needs from start to finish. We understand you may not have all the answers, calling our team connects you to professionals that can provide the answers to your restoration concerns and tailor a solution to repair your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO professionals will cleanup and restore your NYC property after seasonal water damage

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage (including damage from freezing) is one of the most common and most costly types of homeowners insurance claims. Every year, about one in 50 homeowners will file a water damage or freezing claim, accounting for almost 24% of all homeowner’s insurance claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Winter can be hazardous to your property’s intricate network of plumbing and supply lines, freezing temperatures could lead to both major headaches and expensive repair bills. Other water problems, like a heavy storm, a deep freeze, flooding, and exterior leaks can penetrate from outside having a negative effect on your property’s structure, insulation, and interiors.

At SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn we take pride in our ability to reverse the damage done by water, including damages caused by hidden problems. After 48 hours of exposure to water, there is a risk of mold growth in wet materials. Our Brooklyn Property Restoration team of technicians put years of training, experience, and specialized equipment to work for you, ensuring the removal of all remaining moisture and a fast, effective drying process that you can count on. Our restoration specialists utilize infrared technology and thermal imagery to assess the full extent of the damage that your property has suffered. Using advanced technology can show our technicians areas where water might still exist based on a temperature difference. This process can ensure that the damage has not reached other areas of the building and confirm the completion of the restoration process.

SERVPRO 24 Hour Emergency Restoration Service Calls to the Long Island area

SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn provides 24-hour Emergency Services to local communities across Brooklyn and Queens suffering from fire, smoke, sewage and water damage and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. Our service pros respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment


SERVPRO responds quickly to your water damage emergency with skilled technicians to your home or business whenever necessary. Our SERVPRO team’s primary goal is to mitigate additional damages with preventative procedures and neutralize and recover sustained damages using expert skill, experience, and equipment. When you need property disaster help give us a call.

Emergency Water Removal – Addressing your flood damage with a quick reaction

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn professionals specialize in the cleanup and restoration of NYC residential or commercial property after a seasonal water property damage emergency.

A Fast Water Removal Response Minimizes Damages

Our crews are available 24/7 to aid our local Brooklyn and Queens County community with both commercial and residential water damage emergencies. A fast response and action to a water damage situation can significantly reduce the overall damage to your home or business. SERVPRO can deploy submersible pumps, water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. The capacities of these units are tailored to your situation. Our objective is to return your home to its original condition as quickly as possible.

If the water level is over two inches, each team of WRTs starts removal with a commercial grade, submersible pump. All water we remove goes directly in a drain, and not across the backyard to cause a problem for neighbors or the residents one street over. If possible, technicians direct it into sewer access if one is available.

For water levels under two inches, SERVPRO WRTs utilize extraction wands and other, smaller devices. Each one has three components, but technicians start by using only the pump option to remove water from the floors. Once they begin drawing water out of carpets, upholstery, and other items, they use the other two, a heater and vacuum to carefully draw water out of carpets and from between floorboards.

Water extraction is the heart of this water restoration process, and depending on the severity of your issue, can get accomplished in several ways. For smaller volumes needing removal, a combination of portable pumps and wet vacs get used to pull the water from the floors. For larger projects, especially those that stand to risk the structural integrity of your home considerably, our SERVPRO technicians might opt to use a pump truck.

There’s no way to eliminate all risk of water damage to your property, but knowing common concerns, practicing good maintenance, and taking preventative measures will reduce your risks and help you respond better if something does occur. About one in 50 insured homes has a property damage claim caused by water damage or freezing each year. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn staff is highly trained and experienced in the cleanup and restoration of water property damage from seasonal temperature and precipitation. Our team can respond quickly and help you assess your damage and find a restoration solution that you can trust. If your home or business experiences a water or flood damage, calling our IICRC certified water restoration professionals can minimize the damage and help reduce your repair cost.

Most common water damage concerns impacting Southwest Brooklyn properties:

  • Worn Appliances and Equipment
    If your home or business has equipment that utilizes water, leakage is an ever-present danger. Air conditioners, water heaters and washing machines or anything that uses tubes, pipes, gaskets, or filters to operate has the potential to leak. Regularly inspecting and maintaining your equipment, replacing old or worn parts and having adequate insulation can help prevent an unnecessary leak or pipe burst.
  • Roof Damage
    Make sure you’re checking your roof regularly, closely monitor for any damage to your perimeter flashing, roof membrane or roof penetrations like drains, pipes and gas lines. Over time, small concerns can cause incredible strain and lead to leaks leaving you with a minefield of potential hazards.
  • Faulty Pipes and Drains
    Your property’s plumbing system is susceptible to stoppages, clogs and other types of damage that could potentially spill over 250 gallons of water per day. Even a small leak can cause secondary damages such as mold growth or high levels of humidity. Regular inspections and proper maintenance are critical to avoid plumbing concerns, look for outward signs of moisture, blue stains, rusting, cracking and bulging. Also, if your facility is exposed to lower temperatures, keep your pipes always insulated to prevent freezing.
  • Sprinkler Systems
    Overspray, installation errors and broken pipes and sprinkler heads can all cause water property damages. Always check your sprinkler system for signs of damage or rust and replace them regularly to make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Mother Nature
    Natural disasters like hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding can do untold damage to your property. You certainly can’t control the weather, but you can control how ready you are for it. Keeping your gutters clear, installing barriers, and storing sensitive files and electronics at a higher level are all things you can do to keep the damage minimal.

Construction services for Brooklyn and Queens following a property disaster

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

Once the emergency mitigation services have been performed, our SERVPRO Property Restoration Project Manager will coordinate with our SERVPRO Construction and Rebuild team, your insurance company and adjuster to plan the next steps. Our complete disaster restoration services provide all the necessary steps in the cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild process from start to finish. Our crews and managers work closely with you to restore your property to pre loss condition. Our goal is to leave you with the home and/or business you had before any damages occurred, as well as minimize any stress or strain associated with handling a restoration and construction project on your own. We have rebuilt and reconstructed countless walls, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, structures and more. Whether your property suffers a small flood or fire and requires minor remediation services, or is large and requires complete reconstruction of walls, support beams, floors and subfloors, our experienced restoration professionals are here to help. Not only can we remove ceilings, walls and floors affected by property disasters, but we can also replace them. We provide all necessary reconstruction services and work seamlessly with highly vetted vendors for plumbing, roofing, electrical or other related services.

Types of Construction Services available by SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn

From simple repairs and remodeling to total reconstruction or improvement projects, our construction and remediation crews have the resources and knowledge to offer these services:

  •   Site Containment / Temporary Shoring
  •   Selective Demolition
  •   Full-Scale Carpentry
  •   Reconstruction
  •   Complete Exterior/Envelope
  •   Interior Build-Out and Finishes
  •   Complex Installation and Interior Finishes
  •   Historic Restoration

Our SERVPRO Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction crews are committed to helping home and business owners and managers navigate the aftermath of any property disaster. You are not alone – SERVPRO will guide you step-by-step through the cleanup, restoration and reconstruction process and make your experience as quick and efficient as possible. We have helped countless local property owners in your situation, and are here to help you, too.

When your Brooklyn or Queens home or commercial building faces damages from a property disaster, working with a full-service disaster restoration and cleanup company can give you the advantage you need to save money and time during the property recovery process. Our SERVPRO location offers a unique opportunity to work with a local trusted restoration and recovery team, that includes IICRC certified property damage technicians and licensed contractors with disaster restoration rebuilding experience. Giving you a complete property disaster restoration and rebuild option for cleanup and repairs. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn professional restoration and construction managers and crews work together to give your water damage, fire damage or mold remediation project a seamless time saving and often cost-effective transition, making your property truly, “Like it never even happened.”

Atlantic Hurricane season 2021 is expected to be a busy one - SERVPRO is READY to help after any size disaster

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

After the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season last year, it appears likely that 2021 is in for the sixth consecutive above-average year. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record. First predictions have been released, and the message is straightforward: Yet another very active hurricane season is expected in 2021. With a quite concerning notice that also an above-average probability of hurricane landfalls along the US coastline and in the Caribbean is likely.

The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. The Atlantic basin includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The long-term average (taken over the last 70 years – between 1951 and 2019) of named storms is 11. The short-term average (taken over the last 15 years – between 1995 and 2019) is 14 named storms.

When a hurricane makes landfall, the force of hurricane strength winds can destroy buildings, topple trees, bring down power lines, and blow vehicles off roads. When flying debris, such as signs, roofing material, building siding, and small items left outside, is added to the mix, the potential for building damage is even greater. When a storm hits your Brooklyn or Queens home or business, you need help immediately, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn is here to help with property restoration and repairs. Our team of storm and water damage specialists get started promptly to maximize recovery and reverse storm damage. 

SERVPRO property emergency professionals are ready to help reverse whatever happens following storms that hit the Northeast big or small. If your property experiences flood, wind, or impact damage from local weather events our crews are here to help plan your restoration and recovery.

Hurricane winds and rain can bring a massive amount of damage to a community. Hurricane winds impact homes and other buildings in two different ways: 1) differential pressures act on the building envelope, which includes roofs and walls (and their associated components), and 2) wind-borne debris may strike a building, with windows and doors the most susceptible to impact. Additionally, downed trees and power lines, being blown down onto a building, is another way hurricanes can cause damage to structures. Rainwater damage to a building’s interior will normally result after damage to the building envelope has occurred.

Call local SERVPRO professionals to help recover your property with Emergency Storm or Hurricane damage restoration and repairs.

Our team is available for emergency help, during high volume events many people in the community can be negatively impacted by a big storm, our team will work with you to make any emergency repairs needed and explain the rest of your recovery process and timeline. Emergency repairs are necessary to address any damage that has caused a safety issue or could potentially lead to further damage to the property if left untouched. The effects of a storm to a homeowner can oftentimes be devastating, sustained winds and flooding can damage your home and belongings. When storm and water damage hits Brooklyn there is really only one team to call—SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn! 

Our team is highly qualified and trained in disaster restoration, damage mitigation, and construction. 

  • We are Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • We provide 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • We are a Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • We are Locally Owned and Operated

Our experts will come in, assess your damage, and take the proper steps to limit damage. We work hand in hand with your insurance company to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

Every New York City and surrounding area water restoration situation is unique, and our team will treat them that way. We are local to the Brooklyn and Queens community to help during your water or storm property damage in these very stressful times we are Always Here to Help!