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Backyard Barbeque Safety Tips

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

open flame from grilling Simple precautions can help your family enjoy a safe grilling season.

SERVPRO is always here to help, with years of experience and commitment to property damage cleanup and restoration throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Barbeque safety is a key component to avoid seasonal fire damage to your property and injury.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues every year. Unfortunately, almost all these fires can be prevented. Fortunately, with some simple precautions, your family can enjoy a safe grilling season.

Backyard Grilling Safety Tips to Avoid Fire Damage

Monitor and control the fire - Never leave the grill unattended. Avoid flare ups during cooking by keeping your grill clean, scraping the grates, and cleaning the trays to remove grease and fat buildup each time you use the grill. Keep a spray bottle of water handy incase of a small flare-up.

Position your grill in a safe place - choose a location for your grill that open and well ventilated, at least 10 ft away from structures including your home, deck railing, eaves, and low hanging branches.

Keep the grill out of a high-traffic area - Be sure to warn adults and children alike of a hot grill. The surface of a grill can heat up to dangerously high temperatures – certainly hot enough to cause serious burns. Keep kids and pets at least 3ft away from the grill, even a grill that's turned off and cooling down can cause serious burns.

Have a plan to put out a fire - Have the correct type of fire extinguisher within reach and, if you are using a gas grill, make sure you know where the emergency cut-off is before you start cooking. Keep matches, lighters, and combustible liquids out of reach and sight of children.

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the property restoration industry; our team is ready to respond to your emergency property fire damage event, quickly and effectively with unparalleled training and equipment. Giving you peace of mind that your property is being cleaned and restored by caring and competent restoration professionals.

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. Smoke and soot particles are small and can get deep inside building materials, furniture and other porous items. HEPA filters help our industrial strength air scrubbers and vacuums capture soot, purify the air and neutralize odors. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn location is fortunate to offer restoration and rebuilding services following a property disaster from fire, water or mold. Using our highly qualified construction team will help keep your recovery process moving steady and hassle free, often it can also minimize costs and completion time.

Here to help local businesses with property damage cleanup and recovery following a disaster

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Our property restoration experts are here to help your business recover after a disaster with unique solutions.  

Small businesses are a staple of our local economy, it’s important to keep your doors open whenever possible. That is why our local Brooklyn SERVPRO restoration professionals are available 24/7 to provide property damage cleanup and mitigation to minimize your damages, save you money and reduce downtime.

SERVPRO helps cleanup, restore and repair local Brooklyn or Queens commercial properties and small businesses after fire, water, or mold property damage mishaps.

Fast Action is a critical component to the recovery of your property following any kind of damage. Our SERVPRO professionals know how important time management and efficient procedures are to mitigate your damages quickly and minimize the disruption to your daily operations. Our teams are certified in effective procedures specific to the disaster property damage restoration field including Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) making them well prepared to provide cleanup and restoration services in your area. When disaster strikes a municipal building, it can have a devastating impact on the local community, the public often rely on these facilities for daily needs. Our managers and crews take special care to get these facilities running again quickly while balancing the demand for safety and health concerns. Every precaution is made to ensure the safety of the staff and patrons, while providing quick and effective cleanup and repair services. Our crew can set up containment or providing a pack-out to speed up the recovery process and contain the damage to only a small area. Our Brooklyn and Queens SERVPRO professionals will customize a plan and estimate for a successful property restoration and get you started with the solutions and services needed to fix your commercial property, so your facility can continue servicing our local community as soon as possible.

Water Damage

There can be many reasons for your commercial property water damage, whatever the cause brings the same inconvenience to your daily operations. The type and category of water damage affecting your property does have a significant impact on the types of restoration services needed; including proper procedures, costs and length of services required. The key to avoiding additional damages and preserving as much of your structure and possessions as possible is quick and effective mitigation. Waiting to start mitigation and remediation efforts exposes structural components inside your facility to increasingly more severe damage.

Fire Damage

Whatever the cause of your commercial fire, it can leave widespread destruction way beyond the original flames. Fast action is necessary to avoid the spread of damage that smoke and soot can bring. Restoring your Brooklyn facility following a destructive fire requires a variety of restoration techniques, your facility might suffer from water damage and extensive HVAC contamination from migrating smoke and soot exposure. Making an immediate call to our IICRC certified fire cleanup and restoration crew will start the inspection and pre-testing process, looking for the exact scope of property damages and your facility’s specific path to recovery. Fires can leave various types of obvious soot and charring and less visible smoke deposits, and residues that penetrate beyond the surface quickly causing corrosion and permanent damage, our crews work quickly to contain and identify the damaged areas and take steps to reverse the signs of damage.

Construction and Capital Improvements

Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn is a great choice to recover your full property because we have a team of restoration specialists that work alongside our in-house commercial contractors to strategically navigate the mitigation and reconstruction of your property to minimize costs and disruption. During your property recovery you can make critical decisions to invest in the growth and future of your property with our experienced team.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan?

Another unique advantage to using our local SERVPRO franchise is our ability to prepare for disasters, we can help your business develop a unique SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). It is an important step you can take in collaboration with our team to minimize the impact of property damage and get you back to business faster. An experienced member of our staff will visit your site, perform a walk-through evaluation of your commercial property’s strengths and weaknesses. Once familiar with your layout and operations, we provide a personalized plan of action, and recommendations that could help mitigate severe damage to your building’s structure, equipment, and contents if a disaster happens. It can also give our SERVPRO staff an advantage in mitigating and restoring your property quickly and efficiently, providing us with critical details necessary to respond to your commercial property disaster.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens.” In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas.

Our Commercial Fire and Water Damage Restoration Process

Fire and water damage can leave your Brooklyn business, retail store or commercial property unsafe for potential customers. Our experienced restoration specialists are trained to clean and restore your property with as little disruption as possible.

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire & Water Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration & Rebuild

Fire or water damage to your business is frustrating and needs to be dealt with by trained professionals to ensure further damage does not continue to impact your commercial property down the road. For the best chance at a successful property damage recovery, you need access to SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn’s team of qualified professionals who are ready to provide you with the expert restoration services you deserve, our company puts every effort into making damages on your property disappear, “Like it never even happened.”

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

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

There are numerous reasons why your Brooklyn residence or business can suffer from flood and water damage– heavy rains, foundation seepage, broken appliances, sewage backup, high tides, plumbing problems and storm flooding. 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 SERVPRO IICRC certified professionals and Emergency restoration 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 residential or commercial property, “Like it never even happened.”

Choosing a disaster restoration and recovery company after your New York City property suffers a property damage is an important step. Choosing an experienced and professionally trained and accountable team as your property restoration partner is the key to a successful outcome. We recommend you choose us because we deliver:
    •    Swift response times and round the clock availability – we are available 24 hours a day.
    •    Well-trained staff – we put all our technicians through rigorous training.
    •    Advanced technology – we use state of the art equipment to mitigate damages.

It’s critical to take quick action and call our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn team to begin taking steps to stop the damage from becoming an even bigger disaster. Our professionals first assess the severity of the situation and determine the full extent of the storm, flooding or additional water damage. Restoring your home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC 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 property and contents to help minimize additional damages.

OUR BROOKLYN AND QUEENS STORM & WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE
    •    Water Extraction
    •    Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
    •    Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
    •    Mold and Mildew Remediation
    •    Reconstruction and Repairs

Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn Water Damage Restoration Team has the experience and resources to handle your property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after a property disaster strikes and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help when you need us!

Quick action response cleanup and mitigation service – addressing your damage with professional help

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency property damage can strike your home or business at any hour of the day or night. When you are dealing with fire, smoke, storm, flood or another type of property disaster, immediate action is crucial.

That’s why SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn is here to help our crews are ready to respond to your property emergency 24/7, 365 days a year. YES… at 2AM our highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment will respond to your building fire or facility flood. When you make the call, our staff is READY to take immediate action to help preserve as much of your property as possible and help to avoid additional damage and cleanup costs.

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

Emergency Response Property Disaster Restoration Services

Property disaster events might be unpredictable, but our SERVPRO response and rapid cleanup and restoration service is reliable.

Disaster restoration and repair for your Brooklyn commercial or residential property is best left to professionals. Our SERVPRO professionals are skills with the complexities of removing water and the water extraction, drying, dehumidifying, disinfecting and removal equipment required to complete your home or commercial building cleanup and repair properly. Our expert team has the experience, certifications, and equipment to complete any size restoration and rebuild project quickly, correctly, and affordably.

  • Swift response times and round the clock availability – we are available 24 hours a day.
  • Well-trained staff – we put all our technicians through rigorous training.
  • Advanced technology – we use state of the art equipment to mitigate damages.

Whether your home or commercial building sustained damages from a storm, flood, fire, or water disaster, you will have trusted and compassionate professionals by your side. We will work with you to survey the extent of the property damage, develop a plan for cleanup, restoration, and reconstruction.

Spring is the season for volatile weather, SERVPRO is prepared to help restore your property after Spring storm damage

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Spring storms and rain drops Spring storms can be unpredictable and cause damage, our SERVPRO team is ready to provide restoration and repairs for seasonal property damages.

Spring is notorious for producing a broad range of extreme weather, including major snowstorms, severe thunderstorms, flooding, big temperature changes and high winds. Temperatures can swing back and forth between balmy and frigid. Sunny days may be followed by a week of stormy weather. That temperature contrast fuels a strong jet stream, and in turn, highly variable weather conditions.

Spring is the time of year when many things change—including the weather. Spring storms can be unpredictable, we can't stop spring showers, but our team is ready to provide restoration and repairs to your home or business should it suffer from Spring thunderstorms, severe winds, flooding or other property damage disasters. There are a variety of potential property damages that you may experience. These include:

  • Roof or structural damage to your walls from a fallen tree or high winds
  • Broken windows from hailstorms or objects thrown by heavy wind
  • Lightning strikes, which could lead to a fire
  • Water damage caused by loose or damaged shingles, clogged gutters, or leaking roofs
  • Flooding in your basement or home
  • Animal infestations caused by critters looking for shelter during the storm

Our professionals first assess the severity of the situation and determine the full extent of the storm, flooding or additional water damage. Restoring your home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC professionals. Our team closely inspects the flooded or other water damaged areas; measuring the moisture content, humidity and temperature to assess the full extent of the damage. It is important to note that storm property damage emergencies are rarely mild enough to not require some form of intervention and work by our experienced technicians. Some conditions that could encourage a prompt call to our SERVPRO team are:

Standing Water – Pooling water in a damaged area can be destructive to many of the materials. Wood and sheetrock exposed to standing water can quickly absorb this water and allow for a much more rapid deterioration of the construction element.

Migrating Water – You might not always know how widespread water loss effects can be, but if water has moved beyond the surface of materials, you need the sophisticated tools of our team to identify moisture pockets and dampness beyond what the eye can see.

Hidden Damages – In the same way that water can migrate throughout your apartment, damages can exist and persist out of sight without discovery tools and positive pressure drying systems getting used.

When water damage occurs in your home or business, knowing what to do will save precious time and ultimately minimize losses to your property and building contents. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn professionals have extensive experience repairing and restoring catastrophic water damage to countless locals in our Brooklyn and Queens community. Our technicians understand that unattended water damage continues to cause harm to your property over time. Making it necessary to make quick, informed decisions, to perform quality restoration services today, that save you from further damaging problems, tomorrow.

The benefits of planning ahead to mitigate property damage when a disaster strikes

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

With nearly 30 years of disaster restoration experience and a background in facility management, our founders have mentored and assembled a SERVPRO team of exemplary professionals capable of handling any size property disaster; no matter how complex the problem, they have a complete solution for cleanup, restoration, and repairs. Over his lengthy career, many owners and managers have expressed remorse about not being better prepared to manage and execute a plan for during an emergency and the recovery after a property disaster. According to the latest industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, most of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

Whether you manage retail, office, multi-family or industrial properties, every property manager should consider a well thought out emergency plan to be an essential part of their property management duties. In an ideal world you will, of course, never have to use it. However, should you ever find yourself in an emergency, knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize the extent of damage can affect your business. 

A sound emergency management strategy saves time and money

After years of experience in the restoration business, we strongly recommend including these critical points when developing your property management emergency procedures.

  1. Be Ready to Respond
  2. Maintain All Safety Systems
  3. Keep Staff Informed and Involved
  4. Have a Trusted Recovery Partner

A solid emergency plan needs to address the aftermath of a property disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in the disaster restoration industry, and we are always here to help. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

Partnering with SERVPRO provides full-service recovery, available 24/7. Our Disaster Restoration Specialists can collaborate with your team to develop an action plan to minimize commercial property damages and get your business open faster. 

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the proper contacts for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, combines our knowledge and experience dealing with disaster restoration and the valuable details your team can contribute about your facility.

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

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Our team provides professional and prompt emergency restoration services for all local Long Island commercial businesses and homeowners. SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn’s building services gives our 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.

It’s critical to take quick action and call our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn team to begin taking steps to stop the damage from becoming an even bigger disaster. Our professionals first assess the severity of the situation and determine the full extent of the storm, flooding or additional water damage. Restoring your home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC 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 property and contents to help minimize additional damages.

OUR BROOKLYN AND QUEENS STORM & WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Water Extraction
  • Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
  • Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
  • Mold and Mildew Remediation
  • Reconstruction and Repairs 

Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn Storm Team has the experience and resources to handle your winter weather property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after the storm and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help when you need us! 

Our SERVPRO team has the knowledge and experience to mitigate unique commercial property damage losses

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Disasters require a unique cleanup, restoration and repair services, SERVPRO takes pride in delivering exceptional recovery solutions. 

Brooklyn and Queens is crammed with commercial properties, ranging from busy airports, local shopping centers, medical facilities and small businesses, we have successfully completed cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial clients near you. 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. 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. 

Professional Disaster Restoration for commercial facilities during any size property damage event

SERVPRO offers Emergency Restoration Services in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your unique commercial property damage disaster needs. Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to your recovery, our team will provide comprehensive cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild options following a property fire disaster. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry providing advanced technology and training to a nationwide team of skilled technicians and project managers. Our crews have vast experience and knowledge offering a wide variety of restoration services to recover your commercial property with minimized cost and business interruption.

  • Our crews will assess the full damage of your property taking necessary steps to save as much of your inventory, appliances and equipment, furnishings and inventory as possible.
  • They will do a complete inventory of all items removed from your property taking photos and documentation and return all salvageable items back to your business following the restoration process.
  • Our technicians work quickly and carefully to get your business up and running as soon as possible. Our project managers and staff will follow-up to make sure you are satisfied or address any other concerns.
  • Our construction managers can seamlessly begin putting back together any structural, interior and exterior damages sustained during the initial disaster or as a result of restoration and cleanup. Our staff can work with your insurance and answer any concerns you may have about the process.

The full-service approach is why SERVPRO delivers on our promise for fast and professional 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.

Property owners dealing with disasters should consider SERVPRO’s Advantages during unique property restoration projects

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Choosing a disaster restoration and recovery company after your Brooklyn or Queens property suffers a property damage is an important step. Choosing an experienced and professionally trained and accountable team as your property restoration partner is the key to a successful outcome. We recommend you choose us because we deliver: 

  • Swift response times and round the clock availability – we are available 24 hours a day.
  • Well-trained staff – we put all our technicians through rigorous training.
  • Advanced technology – we use state of the art equipment to mitigate damages.
  • Focus on results – our main aim is to leave your home "Like it never even happened."

How Do SERVPRO Tools and Training Accelerate the Restoration Process?

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-accredited technicians at SERVPRO are not only trained to adhere to restoration industry guidelines. They also receive extensive training and education in using both sophisticated technologies and tried-and-true techniques for home disaster mitigation. These tools include the following:

  • Sophisticated moisture measurement technologies, such as calibrated sensors and meters, and thermal imaging, help establish structural drying goals and determine water damage locations behind walls, above ceilings, and under floors.
  • Industrial-grade air movement equipment, including centrifugal air movers and ventilation box fans, which
  • OSHA approved cleaning solutions that aid in the remediation of microbes and unpleasant odors from water damage.
  • Odor control modalities that address a variety of sources, including pet odors, water damage, and mold.
  • Moisture extraction tools, like extraction wands and truck-mounted units, make the structural drying process hundreds of times more efficient.

Since saving time is critical, our technicians respond within a short time and identify areas with high moisture levels. Our technicians can help you avoid incurring costly damages in your property.

SERVPRO is your partner after a property fire disaster, providing complete restoration and rebuild services

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers Emergency Restoration Services in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your unique Brooklyn commercial property damage disaster needs. Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to your recovery, our team will provide comprehensive cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild options following a property fire disaster. SERVPRO is trusted leader in the restoration industry providing advanced technology and training to a nationwide team of skilled technicians and project managers. Our crews have vast experience and knowledge offering a wide variety of restoration services to recover your commercial property with minimized cost and business interruption.

  • Our crews will assess the full damage of your property taking necessary steps to save as much of your inventory, appliances and equipment, furnishings and inventory as possible.

  • They will do a complete inventory of all items removed from your property taking photos and documentation, and return all salvageable items back to your business following the restoration process.

  • Our technicians work quickly and carefully to get your business up and running as soon as possible. Our project managers and staff will follow-up to make sure you are satisfied or address any other concerns.

  • Our construction managers can seamlessly begin putting back together any structural, interior and exterior damages sustained during the initial disaster or as a result of restoration and cleanup. Our staff can work with your insurance and answer any concerns you may have about the process.

If your property is in need of fire damage repair, find an experienced and certified fire damage restoration service near you.

Hiring a trusted leader in fire and water damage restoration ensures that your home repairs will be properly handled after fire damage. It‘s essential to find a reliable and experienced fire restoration expert who is able to offer a range of services. This includes everything from smoke damage restoration to soot damage repair to water restoration and removal.

When looking for fire restoration and repair experts, look for the following qualities:

  • IICRC-certified—the restoration industry standard
  • Able to offer emergency service and arrive on short notice
  • Experience in restoring and repairing your type of property, whether it’s a multi-story home or office building