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Efficient local Summer Storm Property Damage Restoration Services with SERVPRO

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Efficient local Summer Storm Property Damage Restoration Services with SERVPRO Our EMERGENCY RESTORATION crews are available 24-hours a day, here to help with property repairs and recovery services.

Our Brooklyn and Queens Restoration Specialists have the answers to your home or business storm property damage cleanup and repair concerns

Spring and Summer bring many weather-related hazards and potential storm, flood and water damage to your Brooklyn or Queens residential or commercial property, including severe storms that bring coastal flooding, torrential rains, strong winds and lightening. Other elements that can cause local property damage during the spring and summer are high-indoor humidity or summer fire concerns. Your home or business could face any number of potential Spring and Summer property damage concerns, including mold damage, fire damage, sewage backup damage or plumbing leaks and appliance water damage. When you find yourself or someone you know in need of professional disaster restoration services or emergency fire, flood or sewage cleanup and property repairs, our SERVPRO restoration specialists are here to assist.

Brooklyn and Queens summer months bring a ton of exciting things to do, our area offers great beaches and parks to explore, additionally there are great events and community functions happening throughout the season. It’s important to remember safety while enjoying all that spring and summer have to offer. Keeping your family, friends and employees safe during these months is important to us, as is taking steps to avoid property damage to your home or business. Follow us on Facebook for great tips on how to protect your property and what to do in the aftermath of a property disaster. Our Emergency Response crews are available 24-hours a day, always here to help with property damage repairs and recovery services

Many Brooklyn and Queens property owners and renters have experienced flooding and other property water damage from the severe weather in our area, do you need restoration and cleanup help?

OUR NEW YORK CITY STORM & WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Roof tarp and Board-up Services
  • Category 1, 2 and 3 Water Extraction & Cleanup
  • Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
  • Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
  • Mold Remediation
  • Reconstruction and Repairs

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.”

Storm Flood Damage and Coastal Flood Damage Concerns for Brooklyn and Queens

Flooding is a serious and potentially dangerous concern for many commercial or residential property owners or renters. 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. Flooding, water and other storm damages are a threat to local business and communities with excessive wind, water and flooding causing property damage and injury, according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kill more people every year than lightening, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. SERVPRO is here to help Brooklyn and Queens communities get back to normal and restore property and homes following major disasters, providing disaster recovery services at a National scale, our chain of resources can bring relief and recovery quickly. Storm and coastal flooding can lead to dangerous contamination and structural damage and corrosion 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. Quick and Effective cleanup and restoration services from a professional team is vital to avoiding even further damage.

Structural Damage: Severe storms can bring major flood risks to most Brooklyn and Queens properties causing significant structural damage to building materials, contents, foundations and basements. Our immediate flood water removal services are essential to avoiding additional costly damages, our SERVPRO specialists can also provide temporary structural support, tarp and board-up services to help stabilize and secure the property.

Mold Growth: following a flood or water damage to your home or business, mold has the potential to start growing right away. 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.

Types of Contaminated Water and Categories of Water Damage

One of the first things to do when faced with water damage is determine what kind of contamination you’re dealing with. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), water can be contaminated by agricultural pollution, oil pollution, sewage and wastewater, radioactive substances, harmful chemicals, and various other materials. It can sometimes be difficult to determine the type and extent of water damage affecting your home or business. That's why it's best to call a local property disaster restoration company like SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn to fill in the blanks. Our Professional staff will come and inspect your damage and customize a removal, cleanup and restoration solution to get your property damage reversed as quickly and effectively as possible.

Different types of contaminated water pose different risks, but the longer the water stays in a home, the more severe the property damage it will cause and the greater the threat to your health. Also called black water, Category 3 water is water from sewage backups and overflowing rivers that contains various hazardous contaminants, sewage, and/or toxic debris. According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIRC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all water originating from sea water, ground or surface water, rising rivers and streams, and wind-driven rain from hurricanes and tropical storms is considered Category 3.

When Brooklyn and Queens Summer and Fall storms are coming to Flatbush, Clinton Hill, Jamaica, Ozone Park or Cobble Hill it’s important to be prepared, our SERVPRO teams are ready and always prepared to handle any size property disaster. Calling SERVPRO after you experience flood or water damage from coastal flooding, severe thunderstorms or basement flooding, can be the difference from a quick cleanup and mitigation or costly restoration, construction and mold remediation services.

KNOW YOUR ZONE & WEATHER TERMINOLOGY

When living in a coastal community such as Brooklyn or Queens, it is incredibly important to know where the flood zones are located, and to prepare for severe weather-related hazards. Weather terminology and warnings are important tools to knowing when to prepare for a storm and how to keep your family healthy and your property safe from disaster.

THUNDERSTORM TERMINOLOGY

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared! Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a thunderstorm including; heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and possible hail.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! Warnings alert the public 2-24 hours before a storm occurs. Issued for hazardous weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”

HURRICANE TERMINOLOGY

  • Hurricane Watch: Be Prepared! Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a Hurricane (sustained winds of 74mph or greater) including; heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and possible hail.
  • Hurricane Warning: Take Action! Warnings alert the public 36 hours in advance of tropical storm-force winds. Issued for hazardous weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”

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.

High-Quality Restoration Services to minimize business interruption and get you back to business quickly

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial High-Quality Restoration Services to minimize business interruption and get you back to business quickly The right choice for commercial property damage restoration in the Brooklyn and Queens, we have decades of hands-on cleanup, mitigation and repairs.

Our Priority at SERVPRO is getting your Brooklyn or Queens business open and operational quickly after a property disaster. We rely on decades of hands-on experience and proven cleanup and restoration results to helping local Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Coney Island, Prospect Park and Howard Beach business owners dealing with property damage in communities near you; cleanup, repair and restore their commercial property. Our commitment to quality property restoration and recovery after a property disaster caused by fire, flood, water and mold makes selecting our Brooklyn SERVPRO property restoration experts the right choice.

Big or small, property damage to local Brooklyn or Queens commercial property can have a multi-faceted impact on your business. The negative effects of a property disaster can range from loss of revenue, inventory, customers and/or employees to irreversible structural and financial damages. After a property disaster strikes, the most effective way to recover it to get in touch with local restoration specialists. Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn our IICRC certified technicians start working to repair and restore your commercial property right away. SERVPRO is here to help local Brooklyn and Queens communities with fast and effective property disaster restoration and cleanup services, we provide a full-range of disaster restoration services including: emergency response, water damage repair, water removal, flood restoration, fire damage restoration, soot and smoke damage services, storm damage repairs, wind damage restoration, industrial dehumidification, structural cleaning and decontamination, mold remediation, environmental services such as hazardous waste removal, lead removal and asbestos removal, duct cleaning services, vital document and paper recovery, machinery and equipment restoration, semiconductor services, reconstruction, consulting and more. Restoring your commercial property is our business, and we are always prepared to get local businesses back up and running, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is here to help with restoration services for secondary property damages

Has your business already suffered from a disaster? Was your office flooded during a rain storm, or your restaurant suffered a grease fire, maybe your commercial property had a sewage backup? Whatever the extent of damage, SERVPRO is among the leading providers of property damage cleanup, restoration and repair services for Brooklyn and Queens and around the country. If you are unhappy with your previous property cleanup, or you have signs of secondary damages, give our staff a call, they can answer your questions or setup an inspection. Thousands of business owners trust and rely on us every year for a range of services and trust us to handle their property with care. Individuals, corporate clients, and major insurance companies alike deal with us for our speed, reliability, and effectiveness in mitigating property damage and lowering overall claims and recovery costs. Calling our local SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn team gives you the confidence of a disaster restoration professional who is trained and equipped to handle any “once in a lifetime disaster” with a professional recovery plan tailored to your loss and repairs.

Brooklyn and Queens are crammed with commercial properties, ranging from busy hospitals, libraries, local shopping centers, community facilities and small businesses, our crews have successfully completed cleanup and restoration services for families and business owners near you. Cobble Hill-Carrol Gardens has many great places to eat in Brooklyn, after one of the many popular restaurants experienced a kitchen fire, our fire and smoke restoration technicians were called in to cleanup and restore the damages quickly. Our restoration specialists worked cohesively to mitigate the water and fire damages and restore the kitchen and dining areas for customers and employees as soon as possible. Brooklyn is known for multi-family and apartment buildings, when a local apartment complex had an extensive water damage event that destroyed several units, our emergency restoration crews were able to get tenants back in their homes quickly and efficiently. The multiple certifications in specialties like Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) held by our crew members allows us to move from task to task without delay. The full-service approach is why SERVPRO delivers on our promise for fast and professionally cleanup and restoration. After a local warehouse experienced ongoing high-humidity, mold became a major problem for the facility, affecting structural components and inventory. Our SERVPRO mold remediation specialists fixed the issue, providing microbial remediation, water damage mitigation and investigation, applied structural drying, commercial cleaning and deodorizing services to get the job done right.

Why Disaster Restoration Professionals are the right choice?

SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn is the right choice for commercial property damage restoration in the Brooklyn and Queens area, we have decades of hands-on cleanup, restoration and repair experience and our dedication to helping local businesses disrupted by disasters is second to none. We have worked hard over the years building a reliable team of IICRC certified technicians and an arsenal of high-tech commercial grade equipment ready to assist with water, fire, mold, or storm disaster restoration services. Wherever you need restoration specialists, our SERVPRO crews are here to help!

SERVPRO can help with start to finish professional property disaster cleanup, restoration, rebuild and post-construction cleaning services.

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO can help with start to finish professional property disaster cleanup, restoration, rebuild and post-construction cleaning services. Our restoration and construction services gives SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn a unique opportunity to streamline the entire property recovery process.

When your Brooklyn or Queens residential or commercial property faces damages from a disaster, working with a full service disaster restoration, cleanup and construction company can give you the advantage you need to save money and time during the property recovery process. Our SERVPRO location offers a unique chance to work with a trusted local Brooklyn and Queens restoration and recovery team, that includes IICRC certified property damage technicians and licensed contractors with disaster restoration rebuilding and new construction experience. Providing 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 and rebuild project a seamless time-saving and often cost effective transition, making your property truly, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in property disaster recovery and restoration services, our on-call 24/7 emergency response teams are highly-trained and experienced with all types of property disaster losses including fire, smoke, water, sewage, flood and storm damage. Our restoration professionals near you have nearly 30 years of experience providing high-quality commercial and residential property disaster restoration and reconstruction services to local Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, Ozone Park, Howard Beach and Coney Island communities every day.

More about SERVPRO’s Emergency Response Property Disaster Restoration Services

After a frustrating and confusing property disaster, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn is committed to making the cleanup, restoration and rebuild process as organized, efficient and easy for customers as possible. Whether your home or business sustained damages from a storm, flood, fire or water disaster, you’ll have trusted and compassionate specialists by your side. Our staff has countless hours of experience helping people in your position, and they work with you to survey the extent of the property damage, develop a plan for cleanup, restoration and reconstruction that fits your needs.

Disaster restoration and repair for your Brooklyn or Queens home, building or business is best left to our restoration professionals. Our SERVPRO crews are skilled with the complexities of removing water and the water extraction, drying, dehumidifying, disinfecting and removal equipment required to complete the job properly. They have extensive experience, certifications, and equipment to complete any size restoration and repair your property disaster loss quickly, correctly, and affordably.

Our Brooklyn and Queens Property Restoration Services include:

  • Water Removal and Extraction: This important step in the process involves us removing and extracting standing water from all areas of your property. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize industrial grade equipment to move large volumes quickly and efficiently to minimize long term hazards and damage
  • Property Drying: After the bulk of the water is removed hazardous levels of moisture can still exist fibrous structural and aesthetic components in your home or business building. We utilize specialized equipment to pull moisture from the air to create an environment suitable for drying of these important pieces and may also attempt to speed the drying process with heat.
  • Cleanup: After water and moisture have been removed and dried it’s important to conduct thorough cleaning of the affected area to prevent future health hazards. Flooding from rivers and sewers can pose exceptional risks to health and welfare due to the silt and bacteria they carry. Our team will remove damaged items that are beyond repair
  • Soot and Smoke Mitigation: SERVPRO’s full-spectrum restoration capabilities has many benefits when it comes to fire and smoke damage restoration. We often use air scrubbers that creates negative air pressure to force contaminants through HEPA filters before exhausting to the outdoors. Air quality is improved, including the clearing of any fumes from cleaners or solvents used to remove protein-based soot from kitchen fires.

Our dedicated team, provides professional and prompt emergency restoration services for all local Brooklyn and Queens commercial businesses and residences. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers building services giving our NYC location a unique opportunity to streamline the entire property restoration and recovery process, while mitigating challenges and providing quick and seamless professional service from start to finish.

Property Repair and Reconstruction Services in Brooklyn and Queens

Once the emergency mitigation services have been performed, our Restoration Project Manager will coordinate with our construction 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 preloss 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 require complete reconstruction of walls, support beams, floors and sub-floors, our experienced restoration professionals are here to help. Not only can we remove ceilings, wall and floors affected by property disasters, 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.

Following the mitigation phase as the construction phase in your Brooklyn or Queens property begins a SERVPRO Construction Project Manager will work closely with you and your insurance adjuster to guarantee the highest level of satisfaction and most time-efficient execution of any and all construction requirements and needs. Our goal is to restore and repair your home or business back to its original condition, but also allow for any changes or upgrades to the property at your request (these upgrades may NOT be covered by insurance). This will afford you the opportunity to make any alterations to your property during the reconstruction phase. This will save you time and money on any of those property improvements you may have been planning but putting off!  

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
    •    Complete Exterior/Envelope Reconstruction
    •    Interior Build-Out and Finishes
    •    Complex Installation and Interior Finishes
    •    Historic Reconstruction and Restoration


Our SERVPRO Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction crews are committed to helping home and business owners and managers navigate the aftermath of a Brooklyn or Queens 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 Flatbush, Ozone Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Forest Hills or Park Slope property owners in your situation, and are here to help you, too.

Still have questions about Restorations and Repairs?

Let us answer your questions about ANY of our property disaster recovery phases, our professionally trained SERVPRO staff is available 24-hours a day to provide answers to your concerns, or setup an inspection to get your property back on the road to restoration and recovery. Give SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn a call!

High Humidity Levels could be causing property damage in your Sunset Park Property

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage High Humidity Levels could be causing property damage in your Sunset Park Property Over time hidden moisture can contribute to high humidity levels, creating ideal conditions for mold growth and other property damage concerns.

Local Brooklyn and Queens homes and commercial buildings are at great risk from disaster water damage, it is a top reason for property damage insurance claims in the Boroughs. Water damage from floods, burst pipes, and sewage backups are obvious and require emergency SERVPRO property disaster restoration service right away. However, “hidden moisture” water damage can be difficult to detect and often leads to a considerable amount of property damage and an increased cost for water disaster restoration including cleanup, restoration and repairs.

One concern hidden moisture problems or sustained water damage can cause is an increase in the overall humidity of your property. The EPA recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 and 60 percent. During warm spring and summer months keeping an ideal relative humidity can be difficult, especially if your property is hiding a moisture issue. If you are having trouble with high humidity in your Brooklyn or Queens residence or commercial building “hidden moisture” could be a cause.

Potential problem areas in your property for high humidity are, damp basements, moisture prone high traffic areas, bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens with high humidity activities and poor circulation. Common signs of excessive humidity include condensation on windows, pipes, and walls. Over time hidden moisture, for example a slow attic leak or a foundation crack 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 Brooklyn and Queens property restoration projects start as small water leaks that cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.

Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn crews use many tools and techniques to successfully and thoroughly locate and address Flatbush, Ozone Park, Coney Island and other local Brooklyn and Queens area high humidity and other hidden water damage concerns. Calling local SERVPRO restoration professionals 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.

How do SERVPRO property restoration specialists find hidden water?

Our SERVPRO professionals have IICRC certification and extensive training to handle all facets of water loss recovery in homes and businesses throughout NYC. Our technicians double check to ensure success during the water disaster restoration process, our goal is to provide quick and effective service to get life and operations back to normal. We use state of the art moisture monitoring and thermal imaging equipment to locate hidden water damage that could be lurking in your home after an emergency loss or lingering water property disaster.

MOISTURE DETECTION DEVICES:
Our SERVPRO water damage technicians use moisture detection devices, like a stud finder these moisture readers can indicate the presence of moisture behind, ceilings, walls and floors. The devices that our teams use emits electromagnetic waves and measures the resistance in their return to determine moisture content in the affected materials. This sophisticated equipment can help us to decide when structural element could be too saturated or damaged to preserve.

THERMAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT:
Our local SERVPRO disaster restoration professionals also use thermal imagery to indicate the presence of moisture pockets throughout affected and exposed areas of your property. Much of the damage in many water loss incidents can occur out of sight, so seeing a temperature array to detail the presence of moisture and dampness in challenging areas can help to determine the best points for installing drying equipment.

Is Hidden Moisture Causing Disaster Water Damage in your local Brooklyn or Queens 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.

Common signs of hidden water damage look like:

Water spots or warping under sink cabinets

If you see water under the bathroom or kitchen sink, it’s a warning sign that you have water damage and potential mold growth around the sink area. If the leak is bad enough, it could cause additional damage to the building structure, including the floor and walls, even if there’s no water present, water spots clearly indicate that pipes under the sink have a slow leak.

Ceiling or wall stains and bubbling

Ceiling and wall stains are obvious signs of a roof, appliance, or plumbing leak, water saturates insulation and drywall, it can also lead to major water damage, that can compromise the structural integrity of the property. Check your roof for damage, broken tiles or puddling, also investigate appliances such as the washing machine, dishwasher, and toilets for leaky spigots that could be dripping water and causing damage.

Squishy or Warping kitchen/bathroom floors or tile

Water damage is not always visible. In fact, it’s more common for damage to occur behind the floor, ceiling, and walls where you can’t see it. Since the bathroom is the most humid room in your home, it’s a common place for water damage and mold growth.

Moisture detection equipment can help our SERVPRO restoration professionals to identify problem areas within your home that could be contributing to your home’s high humidity. Excessive moisture and high humidity can also cause mold to grow and spread in areas behind walls and ceilings where it is not easily detected. If water damage isn’t properly mitigated, mold and other secondary damages can begin to spread throughout your property in just a few days. That’s why it’s important to choose quality restoration professionals to dry and restore your property and take necessary steps to avoid further damages.

Ask SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn about a Visible Mold Inspection

The key to mold prevention is simple: moisture control and adequate airflow. If you suspect your Brooklyn or Queens property is suffering from excessive high humidity, get in touch with our SERVPRO staff right away. Our Disaster Restoration 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 property are unpleasant odor, health issues or visual signs of mold growth.

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.

When your Flatbush, Williamsburg, Coney Island, Ozone Park or Jamaica 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 local Brooklyn or Queens 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. To schedule a FREE inspection for property damage, give our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn team a call 24/7 at (718) 375-2388.

SERVPRO is here to help with Brooklyn and Queens Property Disaster Restoration Services following water leaks, flooding, and other property damage.

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO is here to help with Brooklyn and Queens Property Disaster Restoration Services following water leaks, flooding, and other property damage. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn has the equipment, training, and experience to restore your residential or commercial property to pre-damage condition.

Learn how your local SERVPRO is here to help with property disaster cleanup and restoration services, regardless of the size.

If your Brooklyn or Queens residential or commercial property experiences fire damage, smoke and soot damage, water disaster and sewage backup damage, basement flooding damage, sump-pump failure or mold damage, it’s important to contact a local disaster restoration company right away. Our SERVPRO disaster cleanup and restoration professionals are your go-to source for emergency clean up, removal, remediation and restoration services near you. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn has been helping local communities like; Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush, Coney Island, Ozone Park or Jamaica for nearly 30 years. We take pride in restoring local Brooklyn and Queens neighborhood homes and businesses following property disaster events. Our trusted and highly-trained managers and technicians use the latest technologies and techniques to properly evaluate your damage and coordinate with insurance professionals to restore your property to its pre-disaster condition, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers Emergency Restoration Services in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your unique Brooklyn or Queens home or business property damage needs.

  • Emergency Board-up, Tarp, Storage and Fencing – We can provide temporary property security from additional damages and salvage your belongings.
  • Water Damage Removal, Cleanup and Restoration – We see water damages from all kinds of sources. Busted pipes, malfunctioning appliances, human accidents or neglect, and ground flooding to name a few common sources.
  • Fire and Smoke Restoration – A fire can be a huge inconvenience, you would be surprised at how much of your property can be restored. We specialize in cleaning and deodorizing anything from family heirlooms, office documents, furniture, flooring and the walls in your home or business.
  • Mold Remediation – With naturally high levels of humidity in this area mold can be an issue. Give us a call if you need our remediation services.
  • Sewage and Biohazard Cleanup – We have the training and experience to properly cleanup any area no matter the cause.
  • Reconstruction and Property Repair – We have trained and experienced construction workers and builders to repair structural issues, drywall, flooring and other property repairs.

Storm related property damage including roof damage and water intrusion from wind, rain and flooding are top reasons for insurance claims in the Northeast. Seasonal Brooklyn and Queens storms bring a ton of moisture and wind causing significant hazards for your home or business, ceiling water damage from a damaged roof is a common spring/summer property damage concern.

Our SERVPRO team responded to a local Park Slope home experiencing a roof leak, likely caused by seasonal wind and ice. The water damage was significant and had extended to the ceiling and walls of several rooms, the water leak even caused the kitchen ceiling to collapse. Our Brooklyn based water damage cleanup and restoration team arrived soon after the damage was discovered, however the leak had probably been happening for several weeks. SERVPRO cleaned up and mitigated the water damage in this local home to avoid additional structural damage. If you have water damage concerns or questions about water stains in your ceiling or visible mold growth, call your local SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn for the advice and restoration solutions you need.

SERVPRO equipment and highly-trained technicians make a BIG DIFFERENCE in your commercial or residential cleanup, mitigation and reconstruction following Any Property Damage Emergency.

INSPECT YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS FOR SEASONAL DAMAGE TO AVOID DISASTER RESTORATION CONCERNS

SERVPRO is always here to help our local Brooklyn and Queens community during a property disaster but, doing a little monitoring around your home or business can prevent flood, water, fire and mold property disasters and insurance claims.

Seasonal property cleaning and maintenance is a great way to inspect for possible damage and remove any built-up clutter, dust and debris, but regular home and commercial property cleaning is more than just cosmetic. These property cleaning and maintenance tips can improve health and safety, and help avoid property disasters from water damage, fire and smoke damage, storm and flood damage, sewage backups and mold damage in the future.

Clean and Inspect the Exterior and Landscaping

While sprucing your yard, take the time to clear out overgrown bushes, dead plants, watering cans, garden tools and other items cluttering your landscape. Unkept outdoor spaces and exterior structural systems like your roof and gutters can often lead to property damage, including slow water leaks or poor ventilation, cleaning up your surroundings will prevent accidents and increase the safety and security of your property.

  • Examine the roof
    This is one of the most important things to do when checking your property. Look for things like missing, buckled, or otherwise damaged shingles, roof damage can lead to water and mold damage. Call a licensed and insured roofing expert to perform repairs, if you experience water intrusion or see visible signs of mold give SERVPRO a call for help.
  • Check and clean gutters and downspout
    Gutters and downspouts divert rainwater away from your roof and foundation, which is especially important when seasonal showers begin. Make sure all gutters are secure and unimpeded by debris. If your gutters seem damaged from the winter weather, make sure to replace them quickly.
  • Clean decks and other outdoor surfaces
    Give your deck and other outdoor spaces a good cleaning before using them. A pressure washer comes in handy to make this job easier. Don’t forget to look for things like loose boards or nails.
  • Fix and fill cracks in your foundation, porch and walkways
    Fluctuating temperatures can cause your foundation, porch or walkways to crack during the winter months. Reduce the opportunity for water damage by filling these cracks as soon as possible to prevent structural damage.
  • Check outdoor faucets and plumbing
    Now that spring is here, you’ll want to get started on gardening. If you turned outdoor faucets off and winterized pool plumbing to prevent frozen pipes in the winter, open them back up and check that they are all working properly.
  • Trim tree and shrub overgrowth
    Give the plants and trees on your property a once over. If built up snow and ice weakened any tree branches, make sure to trim them, especially if there is a danger that they could fall on your home or car.

Declutter and Clean the Interior

Dirt and Clutter are not only unsightly; but pose a risk to employees, families and property owners’ safety. Clutter can obstruct your entryway, stairs, or hallway making it difficult to see potential water or mold damage. It’s also critical to have clear pathways to exits in case of a property fire to make sure everyone can get out safely. Clutter can also contain materials that are flammable or increase moisture retention and high-humidity. Some common places to inspect and cleanup before the dirt, damage and debris can cause a major disaster are:

  • Clean often-overlooked areas
    There are parts of the office and your home that are often skipped with the dust cloth, as they can be tedious or difficult to clean. So as the season changes, prioritize dusting all those overlooked spots — blinds, baseboards, the tops of doors and cabinets, shelving, fan blades, under the fridge… you know what we mean.
  • Clean or replace HVAC filters
    It’s important to clean and replace your HVAC filters throughout the year, and the end of winter is a great time to do this. Dirty filters force your heat, ventilation, and air conditioner systems to work harder, making is less efficient and potentially increasing your utility bills. Dirty filters are also less effective, filtering less contaminants from the air in your home.
  • Check seals around windows and doors
    Winter cold and wind can deteriorate the caulk and seals of your windows and doors. Inspect all doors and windows and re-apply caulk if needed. This will help to reduce your A/C bill in the summer and prevent water from seeping into your home or business on rainy days.
  • Replace the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors
    While you’re cleaning the house, take the time to check all your smoke and CO detectors. You should be checking these once a month and replacing the batteries once or twice a year.

When your home or business experiences a property disaster you can count on the team at SERVPRO to help clean-up your damage. We can answer your call 24/7, and our teams can handle any size disaster. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn has the equipment, training, and experience to restore your residential or commercial property to pre-damage condition, quickly and completely.

Why Choosing a Professional Brooklyn Disaster Restoration Company, like SERVPRO is Important?

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Choosing a Professional Brooklyn Disaster Restoration Company, like SERVPRO is Important? Making the call to the right restoration and clean up service provider can save you valuable money and critical time during the restoration process.

Contacting SERVPRO Restoration Professionals near you is important to avoid costly secondary damages, our experience and knowledge with property disasters cleanup and restoration is the advantage you need to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

When a property disaster strikes your Brooklyn or Queens home or business it can be difficult to know what the next step is… there are so many options for what you “should” do next. Working with a trusted leader in Property Restoration and Repair services can help reduce the overwhelming stress following a residential or commercial property damage event. It makes sense to call your local Brooklyn SERVPRO restoration professionals, our staff has the experience, training and equipment to handle your cleanup, repairs and restoration needs from start to finish. Our crews and managers have been helping local home and business owners with property damage emergency services and working with insurance professionals for nearly 30 years. Our staff is well trained in dealing with the aftermath of both commercial and residential property damages following fire and smoke damage, flood and water damage, sewage and biohazard cleanup and mold remediation. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn can help you with detailed documentation, generate accurate estimates, and work closely with the owner and insurance company to get you the best outcome. Working with trusted SERVPRO restoration professionals following a fire, water, flood, sewage or mold property damage event will give you peace of mind, and a friendly, highly-qualified restoration specialist by your side.

Big and Small Steps you can take now to prepare for a Brooklyn fire, water or storm disaster

Preparing in advance to handle a Brooklyn or Queens property disaster can seem a little ominous, but after helping countless local home and business owners during property damage recoveries in our community we know it can make a huge difference during and following a property emergency. Here are some key steps to take in advance that can be important to the recovery process and the overall restoration of your property.

  • Know the hazards that are present in your area.
  • Review your insurance policies and confirm you have adequate cover against each type of disaster you are vulnerable to. Also check your sum insured to avoid being underinsured.
  • Take a household inventory and store copies in a safe location or online. Cataloging your belongings with a home inventory might sound tedious, but how easy would it be for you to recall all the contents of your home if you lost everything? Taking a home inventory can help you determine if you have enough insurance and can save you time and headaches when filing a claim following a disaster
  • Prepare a disaster plan. Your plan should start with having somewhere safe to go. Think of someone who could house you and your family and talk to them about what might happen in the event of a disaster. Then talk to everyone who lives in your home about what to do if there’s an emergency and you are unable to return
  • Have an evacuation plan. In some cases when you need to evacuate, there may not be a lot of time. Plan how to evacuate your home quickly and make sure everyone knows the evacuation plan. Make sure everyone has a list of emergency contact numbers they can phone
  • Make sure to regularly check safety devices in your home, such as smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.

Spring Cleaning Offers Perfect Opportunity to Create a Property Inventory

Spring is a great time to spruce up and declutter your Brooklyn or Queens home or business, taking a broad look at the state of your property and check all areas of your proper for potential hazards and maintenance needs. While you’re deciding what to keep, trash and donate, it’s a great time to create or update your Cobble Hill, Flatbush, Williamsburg, or Sunset Park home or business inventory, review previous emergency plans and supplies and consider any revisions.

Keeping an inventory of your belongings will help you make sure you have enough coverage on your insurance policy and can put your mind at ease if something were to happen to your home or business, such as a fire, flood, or theft. In the event you experience an emergency like this, having a property inventory on hand can help make the claims process easier.

Tips to create a property inventory:

  • Create your inventory online or keep a hard copy away from your home. If you create a home inventory but then it’s destroyed along with your other possessions, it won’t be of any use to you. Keeping it on a password-protected online database that you can access anywhere will ensure you don’t lose it.
  • Document details like values, receipts, and date of purchase. The more information you include when documenting your items, the better. If you have receipts, appraisals, or product information for your items, be sure to document that along with the name, place of purchase and description of the item. You may even want to include the serial number for big appliances like your dishwasher or washing machine.
  • Take photos or video of the items. Even if you have receipts, photos or video of the items in your home will help confirm proof of purchase when it comes to filing your claim. Taking a video can also make the inventory process easier — just video yourself going over each item in your home!
  • Organize items by room. If you have damage to only one part of your home, having your list organized by room will help you determine what may be missing. Going room by room will also help you ensure you don’t miss anything — don’t forget to check spaces like closets, attics, and basements.
  • Keep track of the date. Each time you update your home inventory, you should make note of the date. This way, you’ll know when you last added new items, updated values of old ones, and can plan for when you’ll need to update again.

What to include in your home inventory

When it comes to your home inventory, it’s better to over-document than to leave something off. Even smaller items, like clothes and shoes, can add up quickly. For those items that may not hold significant value, keeping a list of how many of each you have will suffice. For everything else, like high-end items, jewelry, appliances, and electronics, you’ll want to document with more detail.

Making the call to the right restoration and clean up service provider can save you valuable money and critical time during the restoration process. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn is a one-stop cleanup, restoration and repairs company that offers restoration, renovation and complete rebuilding to reverse your devastating fire, smoke, water, flood and storm property damage and to do so “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Professionals Offer Quality Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Reconstruction Services

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Professionals Offer Quality Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Reconstruction Services Soot composition can vary greatly, depending on the source and intensity of the fire, our Brooklyn and Queens restoration professionals are here.

SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Fire Damage Cleanup and Remediation Following a Brooklyn or Queens Home or Business Fire

Brooklyn and Queens property owners and renters are using more electrical appliances and equipment each day, many local apartment buildings and retail properties were not designed for our ongoing and ever-increasing electrical needs. It’s easy to take for granted the power coming from our walls but if you’ve ever tried to switch on the microwave while the oven, dishwasher and coffeemaker were on before a dinner party and the lights shut off, you’ve created an electrical circuit overload.

Our SERVPRO disaster restoration specialists started this fire damage cleanup and restoration project after an electrical fire started in the family room. Our crews arrived fast, began cleaning up and mitigating any additional damage to the residence. There was extensive smoke and soot damage to many areas of the home, the renters were surprised how quickly the smoke and soot damage spread.

If an electrical overload has caused fire, smoke and soot damage to your home or business, you need the professional assistance of a disaster restoration company. Choosing SERVPRO for your property restoration needs, means you’re working with professional disaster restoration specialists with the proper training and experience to clean up damages from fire, including smoke and soot. Our fire damage restoration team works quickly to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

Circuit breakers are an important safety component to preventing fires in your home or business.

How electrical circuit breakers work: when the current of electricity going through a circuit is too much for it to handle, an electrical overload can happen. This typically happens when there are too many electrical devices pulling from a single circuit or when older properties try and upgrade an appliance that uses excessive energy. Circuit breakers are an important safeguard, protecting your home or business from an electrical circuit overload that can cause the circuit to overheat, which could potentially result in a fire. While circuit breakers are reliable and do a good job preventing residential and commercial fires due to overloads, if the power surges are excessive they can, over time, result in electrical fires.

The three most common causes of a “tripped” circuit breaker are:

  • Overloaded Circuit
  • Short Circuit
  • Ground Fault

Signs of Overloaded Circuits

The most obvious sign of an electrical circuit overload is a breaker tripping and shutting off all the power. Other signs can be less noticeable; buzzing sounds, burning smells, and unusually warm devices also can indicate other wiring problems, such as loose connections or short circuits. If any of these problems persist after you’ve taken steps to prevent circuit overloads, contact an electrician.

  • Dimming lights, especially if lights dim when you turn on appliances or more lights.
  • Buzzing outlets or switches.
  • Outlet or switch covers that are warm to the touch.
  • Burning odors from outlets or switches.
  • Scorched plugs or outlets.
  • Power tools, appliances, or electronics that seem to lack enough power.

It’s important to contact your local SERVPRO, following a residential or commercial property fire disaster, our professional staff is ready to help you in the aftermath of a property disaster. After your initial call a trained and IICRC certified technician will help you through the property cleanup and restoration process and begin to work with you to assess your damages.

Fire leaves different kinds of soot on surfaces depending on what burned in your Brooklyn or Queens residential or commercial property. Even a small blaze produces acidic smoke and soot that needs to be cleaned up. During your initial fire damage inspection, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn will test the soot on your structure and contents to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Depending on how much smoke damage there is, there are various methods we can use to clean up the surrounding walls and ceiling.

Typically soot damage will cause at least some darkening and in severe cases, soot can be completely black. The exact composition of the soot that is damaging your property is a direct result of the underlying causes of the fire, the duration and types of materials involved in the blaze. There are several types of soot and depending on the pretesting, the methods to restore your property, structure and contents will vary.

Dry Soot 
Dry soot is caused by very hot fires burning natural ingredients swiftly. It has a dry, dusty texture and almost no smell. Dry soot is often easier to manage than mold or storm damage. In many cases, removing it is as simple as using a vacuum with a HEPA filter on all surfaces. 

Wet Soot 
If a fire smolders for a while on low heat and burns high moisture items, wet soot may be created. This is essentially dry soot that has mingled with steam to create a sort of soggy, sooty mess. Cleaning up wet soot requires a combination of fire damage and water damage strategies. 

Oily Soot 
When plastics, rubbers, and other products containing oil are burned, soot can turn into a sticky, greasy substance. If you try to wipe it up, it will just smear instead of going away. Unlike dry soot, oily soot will cling to any surface, even vertical areas, this type of soot is also resistant to water-based cleaning products. 

Protein Soot 
Protein-based soot is a greasy soot that tends to occur as the buildup in kitchens or the product of a kitchen fire. It involves overcooked proteins that turn to soot, and it has a very pungent odor. This type of soot is quite hard to get rid of, and the odor may linger if it is not cleaned up properly. 

Each type of soot gets a different cleaning method. Our technicians check out all damage and match the best cleaning method to soiling. Once damage does happen, our technicians are fully trained and certified under the guidelines of The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to restore your home to its original state. Local teams learn the latest procedures to clean carpets, furniture and surfaces of soot and to remove the smoke odor that can linger for weeks in an untreated home. One fire site can need a variety of cleaning methods. We can handle it all.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Specialists use commercial grade vacuums to remove soot, the blowers and exhaust fans can be adapted to work from a large family room to a small laundry closet. We use a wide-variety of cleaning products specialized for every surface in a home or commercial property from marble countertop cleaners to soaps and dry sponges that gently remove soot and not the paint underneath. We can use HEPA grade filtration systems, air scrubbers, and ozone machines to help improve the Indoor Air Quality.

Obviously, safety is the highest concern, it is important that precautions are taken during or following a property fire to turn off the HVAC and close the air duct vents if possible to prevent additional damages from traveling through the entire property.

For Fire Disaster Property Restoration Needs Call SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn at (718) -------

When dealing with soot damage, our SERVPRO teams have a few different options available

Dry Clean the Soot 
If you primarily have dry soot in your home, you can use dry cleaning methods to pick up most of the soot. These methods are essentially the same methods you would use for removing dust. A dry cloth can remove soot from tables and furniture, while a vacuum can pick it up off carpets, upholstery, and flooring. Dry-cleaning will ensure that powdery soot does not smear into a blackened grime. 

This method is a little tedious, so it is normally only recommended for smaller areas of soot. It can be helpful for doing a basic clean up and ensuring the soot does not spread before you can get more help. Keep in mind that if you try a dry-cleaning method and the soot begins to smear, you may need to try a wet cleaning method. 

Wet Clean the Soot 
A wet cleaning method can be effective if you have wet or oily soot. To use this method, combine soap with water to lightly scrub an area with soot. Try testing it in a small area to ensure that it can pick up soot without making the mess worse or damage the underlying surface. 

Wet cleaning soot does have some benefits because it can pick up soot that is mixed in with oil or moisture. However, it is quite time-consuming and requires a lot of effort. Another downside of the wet cleaning soot method is that it’s only feasible on tile or other waterproof surfaces. Using water to clean drywall, wood, or electronics is not advisable. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

When you experience fire or smoke damage to your local Brooklyn or Queens home or business you might not be sure what steps to take next. Once the fire department has left and you have called SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn, wait for our professionals to arrive, our fire damage restoration specialists will guide you through the fire damage cleanup and restoration process.

  1. Initial Inspection- One of our trained managers will come inspect your property for damages and see how intensely the fire/smoke affected your home and determine with you and/or your adjuster what steps need to be taken next.
  2. Structure/Content Clean- Depending on what has been determined in step one, SERVPRO will start the process of cleaning and restoring your home and/or contents, including cleaning walls and ceilings, personal belongings, ducts, etc.

Restoration & Reconstruction

Residential or Commercial Fires often causes significant structural damage and often require repairing and rebuilding your property. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers comprehensive reconstruction services for both residential and commercial properties our professionals are uniquely qualified and prepared to meet your reconstruction needs. Our construction team manages your property restoration project, working with you to survey the extent of the damage, develop a plan for reconstruction, and assess whether your property is safe to occupy. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn crews are ready to undertake reconstruction projects of any size, structural repairs and rebuilding may only involve a portion of your property, or in some cases a complete rebuild may be necessary.

Contact us today for a FREE ESTIMATE, if your property has been damaged by fire, smoke or soot and needs repairs or reconstruction services, our crews are available 24/7 to help with your recovery.

Our project managers know that each property disaster is different and requires a unique solution tailored to the specific conditions and damages.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage, quickly and effectively.  We will also treat your family with care and empathy and respect your property.

We're Here to Help You

If you do experience a fire, professional fire restoration services like SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn can handle the entire fire cleanup process from assessing the smoke and fire damage, pretesting your soot and smoke damage, through rebuilding your home or business, "Like it never even happened.” Whether you're in Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, Prospect Park, Jamaica or Coney Island or SERVPRO Residential or Commercial Property Disaster Fire and Water Restoration Teams can help.

Check out our facebook page for additional safety tips and other resources for protecting your property from disasters including fire, water, mold and sewage. We are ALWAYS ready to serve our local Brooklyn and Queens community.

Looking for relief from indoor allergies this spring, SERVPRO professional NYC cleaning services can help.

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Looking for relief from indoor allergies this spring, SERVPRO professional NYC cleaning services can help. SERVPRO cleaning crews can reduce allergens in your home or business and assure healthy air quality throughout your property.

Spring is a welcome reprieve from the long winter — that is, unless you suffer from spring allergies.

Improve indoor air quality with SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn Professional Commercial Cleaning Services to reduce indoor allergens.

SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers cleaning and maintenance services to benefit your Brooklyn or Queens neighborhood home or business:

  • Creating a Clean & Healthy Living/Working Environment
  • Reducing Allergens and Irritants to alleviate allergy symptoms
  • Removing Unpleasant Smells and Odors
  • Improving Air Flow Efficiency

You can't control the increase of allergens in the spring air, but you can improve the air quality in your Brooklyn or Queens commercial or residential property, bolstering your fight against allergy symptoms? HVAC units, air ducts, registers, upholstery, carpets and flooring can hold much more dust, dirt and pollen than you would think. Scheduling periodic professional cleaning and odor removal services with our SERVPRO cleaning crews during spring can reduce allergens in your home or business and assure healthy air quality throughout your Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, Coney Island or Howard Beach property. SERVPRO commercial cleaning services can help minimize indoor allergens and alleviate your seasonal allergy symptoms and improve the overall indoor air quality of your home or business.

Your local SERVPRO offer solutions that may help alleviate allergy symptoms by promoting healthy indoor air quality, our Manhattan services include:

  • HVAC unit Cleaning
  • Air Duct and Register Cleaning
  • Intensive Carpet & Floor Cleaning
    Odor Removal

HVAC Unit Cleaning, Air Duct and Vent Cleaning

HVAC systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality and a leading cause in increased allergy symptoms. The air inside your Brooklyn or Queens home/business is full of tiny particles like dust, pollen and debris. When your furnace or air conditioner draws air, it also pulls in airborne particles. Over time, these contaminants can build up inside the ducts, reducing airflow and re-circulating allergens throughout your living/working space. Keeping dust, pollen, pet dander, and other irritants out of the air you breathe involves more than changing the air filter, proper HVAC unit and air duct maintenance is essential to reducing allergens inside your commercial or residential property and improve air quality. Our trained professionals at SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn use commercial-grade, duct-cleaning equipment, brushes, and air whips, that remove dust and debris trapped inside your duct system and leave your property with optimal indoor air quality.

Intensive Upholstery, Carpet and Floor Cleaning

Scheduling a deep cleaning every 12-18 months by an IICRC trained SERVPRO professional will renew the look of your upholstery, carpet and flooring by removing the deepest dirt and debris. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn utilizes the best technology and highest-quality equipment that effectively removes dust, pollen and other allergens to keep your home or business allergen free and your carpets and flooring looking like new. Our professional cleaning will address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets, dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet.

Odor Removal

Rely on SERVPRO technicians to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home/business. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential and commercial cleaning services to remove unwanted odors. Our Brooklyn and Queens crews have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. Our experienced technicians have access to specialized odor removal products and equipment capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize odors and help restore your home or business to a safe, healthy and fresh environment.

CLEANING TIPS to Help You Control Indoor Allergens and Improve Indoor Air Quality

The best way to improve your air quality is to get rid of the sources of allergens and irritants from your home or business. Take measures to avoid and reduce your contact with allergens. Also increase the flow of outdoor air into your home and reduce humidity as much as possible.

When you have environmental allergies, it can be hard to bring yourself to open a window, much less stir up dust, dander, pollen or mold while cleaning your home or business.

Here are cleaning tips you may want to add to your regular routine to reduce indoor allergens

  • Reducing dust-collecting clutter
  • Regularly vacuuming carpeted floors with a double-bag or HEPA filter vacuum
  • Dusting blinds and window treatments bi-weekly
  • Regularly washing blankets and throw rugs
  • Washing all bed linens in hot water every week
  • Keeping counters and other hard surfaces clean and dry
  • Getting all water damage restored quickly

Benefits of Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning

Like furnaces and air conditioners, air ducts require proper cleaning and maintenance to perform at their best. Keeping ducts free of dust and debris can also help reduce your energy bill and improve air quality in your home/business. More frequent duct cleaning is recommended if you have indoor pets or are sensitive to indoor air quality issues for example you suffer from asthma. You should also have your ducts cleaned if you have recently renovated your home or business, as this will increase the amount of dust in your forced air system. It’s also recommended to have your HVAC system and air ducts cleaned and services following a property damage event.

Having your ducts cleaned can save you money in the long run, and create a better environment for your family, friends, employees and your customers. Restore energy efficiency over time and reduce the possibility of microbial growth with ventilation cleaning services from SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. Our technicians will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your commercial or residential HVAC system.

If indoor allergens are causing your seasonal allergies to flare up, reach for the phone. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn professionals are trained technicians, with state-of-the-art equipment and unique knowledge and experience to pay careful attention to the details that matter most when cleaning and restoring your property to a healthy work or living environment.

Basement Water Damage Cleanup, Mitigation and Disaster Restoration Specialists in Brooklyn and Queens

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Basement Water Damage Cleanup, Mitigation and Disaster Restoration Specialists in Brooklyn and Queens Restoring your Brooklyn or Queens basement flood or property water damage quickly, takes specialized equipment and IICRC certified professionals.

The 3 types of water damage affecting your Brooklyn or Queens Neighborhood home or business

There are numerous reasons why Brooklyn and Queens basements can suffer from flood and water damage– heavy rains, foundation seepage, sewage backup, high tides, storm flooding and when time is of the essence, you need cleanup and repairs from the trusted SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn Disaster Restoration specialists. Rely on our Brooklyn and Queens crews and Emergency services to quickly cleanup and remove the water and other fire, mold and water related damage to your property. SERVPRO professionals are available to help with your home or business restoration needs around the clock, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to restore your Coney Island, Howard Beach, Flatbush, Red Hook or Jamaica residential or commercial property, “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage is one of the most common problems that commercial and residential property owners experience. Brooklyn and Queens basement flooding and water damage is especially common because it is the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There is always a risk of basement water damage and flooding due to substantial rain and defective plumbing, additional common causes for water damage to your local Bay Ridge, Brighton Beach, Ozone Park or Cobble Hill basement or foundation include: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Sanitary/Storm sewer backup
  • Foundation damage or drainage failures
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure


When considering a solution to your Brooklyn or Queens commercial or residential property water damage, our SERVPRO technicians will access what type of water caused the damage. This assessment will help our crew make the most effective plan for cleaning and removing the water, drying and mitigating the damage and repairing and restoring your property and contents correctly. When your Brooklyn or Queens home or business suffers a water damage there are 3 types of water that could have caused your property damage, including clean, grey and black water, understanding what type of water is affecting your property is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. Water carries hidden dangers that may not be immediately evident when you first see the damage. That’s why it’s recommended that you always choose a professional restoration service provider like SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn to immediately assess and begin repair on any water damage affecting your property. We offer 24-hour Emergency Property Restoration Services to your Sunset or Prospect Park, Clinton Hill or Coney Island neighborhood, excellent customer care and expedient remediation work that will return your home or commercial property to a safe, healthy and sanitary condition.

Three types of water damage – our SERVPRO restoration professionals can decide what to do next

Category 1:

Clean water originates from a sanitary source such as a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean and poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. However, it may not always remain clean after it meets other surfaces or materials.

Category 2:

Gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological).

Category 3:

Black water is highly contaminated and filled with pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster; black water should always be handled by trained professionals.


RECOGNIZED AND TRUSTED WATER DAMAGE EXPERTS

Restoring your Brooklyn or Queens home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC certified professionals. Our team closely inspects the damaged areas; measuring the moisture content, humidity and temperature to assess the full extent of the damage. They provide a step-by-step solution to restore and repair your Brooklyn or Queens property and contents to help minimize additional damages and get you back to normal quickly and efficiently. If your residential or commercial property has experienced water or sewage damage from any number of causes, we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help when you need us! Let our SERVPRO disaster restoration team determine the most effective methods and services to begin the cleanup, repair, and restoration process and get your property water damage corrected.

SERVPRO is Here to Help local Brooklyn and Queens Businesses and Property Owners with High-Quality Spring Commercial Cleaning Services

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO is Here to Help local Brooklyn and Queens Businesses and Property Owners with High-Quality Spring Commercial Cleaning Services SERVPRO can provide a healthy work environment for your employees and customers, we strive to keep your building looking its best.

In addition to our reputation as a trusted leader in the property disaster restoration industry, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers Commercial Cleaning Services to keep your business looking it's best.

Spring is a great time to spruce up your commercial property's appearance, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn provides commercial cleaning services to keep your Brooklyn or Queens organization looking its best and mitigate future property damage.

  1. Scalable Cleaning Services: The Seasons can bring dirt and debris into your commercial property. An intensive deep cleaning of your small business or corporate offices will benefit morale and productivity, with a clean and healthy environment.?
  2. Deep Clean the Flooring: The Seasons can cause extreme wear and tear and a dulling on commercial flooring. A deep cleaning will revitalize tile and carpeting, prolonging life-span and avoiding expensive replacement costs.?
  3. Power Wash: Seasonal weather can be tough on your building’s exterior, concrete and pavement, make sure all roof and exterior walls, pathways, patios and parking lots are clean and in good repair. Replace, repair and power wash all hardscaping to keep it aesthetically pleasing and prolong its life-span.?
  4. Get Your Commercial HVAC System cleaned and inspected for the Spring and Summer: A well-maintained Commercial HVAC will run at peak performance and can prolong the lifespan of the system.?
  5. Check and Test Irrigation Systems: Seasonal damage is common, examine your irrigation system’s nozzles, sprinkler heads, valves to make sure there are no leaks, blockages and is functioning properly, to avoid property damage.

    Our trusted and highly-trained IICRC certified disaster restoration crews use the latest technologies and techniques in commercial cleaning to provide a healthy Brooklyn or Queens work environment for your employees and customers, we keep your building looking its best. We offer a wide range of janitorial services including ongoing maintenance, specialty and seasonal, project-based and annual cleaning services that are scalable to meet your changing needs. Regardless of the size of your commercial property or the scope of services needed, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers detailed and comprehensive commercial cleaning services to fit your needs, carpet and floor cleaning, window and pressure washing, air duct and HVAC cleaning we can create a custom commercial cleaning solution based on your priorities, facility, and budget.