The SERVPRO Advantage: Knowledge and Advanced Technology And A Quick Response
SERVPRO provides a quick, effective and complete restoration plan for the full cleanup, repair and rebuild of your property following any disaster.
How the SERVPRO Advantage makes a difference in your Brooklyn or Queens property damage cleanup and restoration
Property Emergencies happen every day, acting fast after your Brooklyn or Queens property damage from fire, smoke or water could mean the difference between restoring your home quickly to preloss condition or needing extensive and expensive reconstruction. We put the best people, in the best locations, and give them the best resources to give your property the BEST results.
The Brand You Know and Trust
You can recognize and trust the SERVPRO name... as a leader and innovator in the restoration industry, our team and equipment stand out above the rest.
Serving America Since 1967
Since 1967, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been assisting client's fire and water damage cleanup and restoration needs across the United States, locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn has been helping local Brooklyn and Queens residents and business owners with property losses in this community for nearly 30 years, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is an extremely important component to the service advantage that the SERVPRO near you can provide.
OUR Experience - Following a fire and smoke or water property damage to your home or business a courteous SERVPRO professional will lead the way. Our skilled technicians perform an inspection; checking for hazards and making a detailed list of professional services that can help restore your Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush, Coney Island or Long Island City business, home and contents. After explaining everything in detail, our technicians get to work restoring your home. You’ll see the SERVPRO advantage with a team on site, each performing different tasks designed to reach a specific goal. At the end of our restoration process, our technicians make sure you are satisfied with the work we have done, we have corrected any existing problems and remove our supplies and equipment making sure we have achieved the desired goal of restoring your home or business.
OUR Training - SERVPRO’s team of highly trained employees never stop preparing. Each team member has been thoroughly trained for fire restoration, water restoration, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation before stepping foot inside your home or business. Our skilled SERVPRO technicians have ongoing training extending far beyond their initial IICRC training, with continued education programs and e-learning seminars and courses our technicians cultivate skills to make them more efficient with mitigation, remediation and ALL other advanced restoration techniques. We pride ourselves on providing industry-leading equipment and training to our teams to make your property damage cleanup and restoration process quick and effective.
OUR Equipment - Our teams use high-quality products and advanced technology equipment to provide you with the most effective cleanup and restoration results. SERVPRO equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the amount of damage sustained to your property and possessions following a fire, smoke or water loss. Our state-of-the-art equipment including, portable water extraction units, air scrubbers, high powered air movers, industrial-strength dehumidification equipment, and thermal imaging cameras all have crucial roles in the mitigation, cleanup and restoration process. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn technicians are specially trained to use these tools and equipment to diagnose what areas of your property sustained damage and give them a distinct advantage to determine the most effective and efficient way to cleanup and restore your property damage.
Are you looking for a reliable restoration company, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn can quickly and effectively reverse your property’s fire, smoke, water or mold damage, and restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
Fireplace and Chimney Fire Damage Restoration Services for Brooklyn and Queens
Fire creates smoke and soot, and the tiny particles float in the air and will become trapped in drapes, carpets and furniture, SERVPRO is here to help
When artic temperatures move to the Northeast Brooklyn and Queens homeowners in Park Slope, Manhattan Beach, Bay Ridge, Flatbush or Howard Beach get warm and cozy by their fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. It is important to remember proper maintenance and fire safety when starting that fire this season, for the first time and each time after. Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves pose a considerable fire threat to your home and family, a fire can result in the loss of personal items, property and even life. Taking proper precautions when using your fireplace or wood-burning stove can help you avoid a property fire disaster negatively impacting your life this winter.
Chimney fires and puffbacks can cause major destruction to your home and possessions; smoke and soot can continue to cause damage long after the flames have gone out.
If you have experienced fire or smoke damage in your Ozone Park, Sunset Park, Brighton Beach or Coney Island home it is important to contact the SERVPRO team for quick and effective mitigation and restoration, depending on the surface material and the duration and time elapsed, damage from soot and smoke maybe completely reversible. Smoke and soot cleanup is expensive and time-consuming, our SERVPRO professionals take careful steps to minimize further damage from soot staining, mold and mildew, rust and corrosion and improve the air quality in your home following a fire emergency. Our trained professionals have the knowledge, skills and equipment to restore your property quickly and efficiently saving you valuable time and money.
SMOKE AND SOOT CONCERNS FOR YOUR PROPERTY
Even a minor property fire or a season of outdoor fires and BBQs can cause or contribute to significant smoke or soot damage to your Brooklyn or Queens home’s interiors and exteriors, including your HVAC unit. Our SERVPRO restoration specialists know a lot about the secondary damages from soot and smoke that happen as the result of a blaze. Whether the fire was from a recreational source like a fireplace, outdoor fire pit or grill, or the fire was the result of a fire mishap and a property disaster. Fire creates smoke and soot, and the tiny particles float in the air and will become trapped in drapes, carpets and furniture, or collect on surfaces and inside your HVAC system. When these issues arise and you see soot residue or smell smoke odors, the solution is the same.
SERVPRO restoration professionals will address widespread effects of fire damage including soot and smoke residue that can stain surfaces with appropriate equipment and cleaning products to minimize damage. For structural concerns, we have a team of licensed contractors within our SERVPRO crew that can help to address both temporary construction solutions to prevent worsening damage while mitigation is underway and full-scale reconstruction and build back after that. Calling your local SERVPRO Fire Cleanup and Restoration Professionals will provide top quality services, experience, knowledge and trust that our Brooklyn fire damage restoration crews will quickly restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
WHILE YOU COZY UP TO YOUR FIREPLACE or WOOD-BURNING STOVE PRACTICE THESE FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Before making a fire in the fireplace, open the damper and crack open a window, keep the screen closed to encourage airflow up into the chimney. Light a match, blow it out and watch the smoke to see if it is properly going up the chimney. To increase the draft in your chimney, burn your fires hot and for short periods of time instead of all day. Improper airflow can cause smoke and soot damage to your home’s contents. Poor airflow can result from excessive creosote deposits, closed or plugged dampers, malfunctioning flues, and chimney blockages or a dirty cap, always remember never leave a fire unattended.
Avoid using wood from recently cut trees, they contain high levels of moisture which contributes to additional smoke and deposits inside your chimney. Seasoned and dry wood appears dark, has cracks on the end and will sound hollow when hitting another piece of wood. Look for signs of creosote and soot buildup, creosote is a dark substance that accumulates if wood isn’t burning completely, it’s a major factor in chimney fires and a good reason to have an annual inspection to avoid costly fire property damage and repairs.
SERVPRO professionals have all the tools, equipment, and experience necessary to manage your entire Brooklyn or Queens property restoration from beginning to end. Our team work tirelessly to produce quality results from quick and effective mitigation, to putting the finishing touches on any repairs and reconstruction needed to complete the job.
- Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
- Odor Control Technician
- Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
- Water Damage Restoration Technician
SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn services Park Slope, Manhattan Beach, Bay Ridge, Flatbush or Howard Beach providing full-service solutions for all your fire, smoke, sewage and water emergency situations 24/7, 365, day or night. Call us today for access to fully IICRC certified cleaning and restoration professionals you can trust.
Brooklyn Flood Prevention Tips for Common Causes of Property Water Damage
SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn professionals work hard to minimize the disruption property damage causes your life, home and business.
What to Expect from SERVPRO Professional Water Damage Restoration Service in Brooklyn and Queens
Even small leaks can spell trouble for your home or business causing extensive damage if water removal services are not contacted quickly. A leaky skylight, clogged drain pipe, or tub overflow can soak your floors, walls, and cabinets. Our technicians have experience in water removal and cleanup for homes and businesses across Brooklyn and Queens including Brooklyn Heights, Coney Island, Howard Beach and Astoria, they can quickly get to work to make you feel “Like it never even happened.” We can locate the source of the damage and use advanced technology to map the extent of damages. Our crews will reverse your water damage and flooding, first by pumping water from your home with the assistance of wet vacs and pumps. Dehumidifiers and air movers can then be deployed to suck excess moisture from your kitchen cabinets, bathroom flooring, or basement ceiling.
Call SERVPRO For Comprehensive Water Removal!
Often during water restoration, many recovery operations need to happen simultaneously, some of our crew will work on water extraction and controlled demolition, while others will inventory and pack up items to move to another location to help prevent further property damage from exposure to contaminated water or excess moisture. Moisture and mold particles can penetrate deep inside building materials, furniture and other porous items. HEPA filters help our industrial strength air scrubbers and dehumidifiers purify the air and neutralize odors and contaminants. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn location is fortunate to offer restoration and rebuilding services following a property disaster from all types of water or mold property concerns. 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.
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 the 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.
EQUIPMENT IS KEY TO WATER RESTORATION:
Isolate Water Damaged Areas
Depending on the severity of your water or flood damage, our SERVPRO professionals may start with containment to help restrict secondary damages such as excessive humidity and mold from contaminating the air throughout your house and keep the damage contained at the source of the water or flood loss areas.
Water Extraction and Removal Equipment
Extractors are at the center of the water removal services. These machines are used to remove water from carpet, upholstery, and floors following a flood damage incidence. Our crews use either truck mounted or portable extractors depending on the extent and severity of water damage.
Excessive humidity from a water damage in your home can have devastating consequences leaving significant structural damage, mold growth and other latent concerns. Dehumidifiers extract water vapor from the air and lower the relative humidity and speed up the evaporation process for faster drying. These machines draw in the moist air and replace it with warmer and drier air.
Air Moving Equipment
Used to accelerate air flow and evaporation of moisture from materials for restorative drying. An air mover—at its core—is a fan. But what separates it from your traditional fan is that it’s high-velocity, it’s versatile, and it has precision. This degree of functionality allows us to work quickly and more efficiently as opposed to a generic fan. As the air flows across the surface of moisture, it speeds up the process from which it evaporates and enters the air. It also pushes the newly created water vapor away from the area so more water molecules can dissipate into the air. We then remove the moisture from the air by running a dehumidifier.
Common causes of home or business water damage:
- Plumbing Problems: freezing pipes is a common problem that can lead to water damage. But it is not just a burst pipe that can create a leak in your plumbing. Pipes can corrode or connections to fixtures can become worn, causing major plumbing problems and water leaks.
Prevention tips: When it comes to avoiding costly damage from plumbing problems keeping your pipes warm and avoiding clogs are the best things you can do. Even small leaks can cause plenty of harm to your home or business, any unexplained changes in your water bill can also be a sign you could have a hidden water damage problem.
- Ice Dams: When ice forms at the edge of your roof creating an ice dam, water can get trapped on your roof. This can cause leaks into your walls, around window or door jams and through the roof.
Prevention tips: Proper ventilation, drainage and insulation are the only ways to prevent ice dams from causing major damage to your property. Inspect your attic and roof for proper ventilation, look for signs of rust or mold, make sure your vents are not blocked with debris or insulation. Look for air leaks and keep your gutters and downspouts working properly, diverting water away from your roof and foundation.
- Appliance Malfunctions: Supply hoses, water heaters and drainage systems are notorious for springing leaks. In a matter of minutes, hundreds of gallons of water can flood your home or commercial property if any of these connections or holding tanks becomes corroded or damaged.
Prevention tips: Check and maintain your appliances and hoses regularly, looking for leaks or signs of wear. Damaged hoses are among the most frequent causes of water loss for homeowners. Replace yours regularly to avoid a big mess and expensive property damage.
- Basement Flooding: Keeping water out of your basement requires effective waterproofing and excess water removal systems in place. If your waterproofing is insufficient, or your sump pump fails, your basement can become flooded.
Prevention tips: When water doesn’t properly drain it can cause water to backup or seep into your foundation and basement. Keep your gutters and downspouts working properly, extend them at least 10 ft. to divert water away from your foundation, drain subsurface water with a sump pump – run it every few months and perform annual maintenance.
- Roof Damage: A leaking roof can quickly cause extensive water damage in your home, dripping down through the ceilings and walls of your structure.
Prevention tips: Doing regular inspections for roof damage is a great way to avoid the costly after effects that storms, and weathering can bring. Looking for missing shingles or ponding that could lead to water intrusion. Any place where there are openings or joints in your roof, there’s the potential for leaks down the line.
Tips for handling water damage right away
Many of these common water damage issues can be prevented by keeping up with property maintenance. However, not all water infiltration can be stopped. When a pipe bursts or a storm punctures a hole in your roof, you not only need to worry about fixing the leak problem, you need SERVPRO’s expert water removal and restoration service to protect your home or business.
At SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn we take pride in our ability to reverse the damage done by water, including damages caused by hidden problems. After 48 hours of exposure to water, there is a risk of mold growth in wet materials. Our Brooklyn team of technicians put years of training, experience, and specialized equipment to work for you, ensuring the removal of all remaining moisture and a fast, effective drying process that you can count on. Our restoration specialists utilize infrared technology and thermal imagery to assess the full extent of the damage that your property has suffered. Using advanced technology can show our technicians areas where water might still exist based on a temperature difference. This process can ensure that the damage has not reached other areas of the building and confirm the completion of the restoration process.
SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn responds quickly to your water damage emergency with skilled technicians to your home or business whenever necessary. Our SERVPRO team’s primary goal is to mitigate additional damages with preventative procedures and neutralize and recover sustained damages using expert skill, experience, and equipment. When you need property disaster help give us a call.
SERVPRO water extraction, cleanup and restoration makes a huge difference after any Brooklyn water damage disaster.
Our team can respond quickly and help you assess your damage and find a restoration solution that you can trust.
SERVPRO professionals excel at the cleanup, restoration and rebuild of after frozen water or winter temperatures damage your Brooklyn or Queens residential or commercial.
Winter weather and freezing temperatures can be incredibly damaging to your home or business, as frozen water, snow and ice can all lead to significant property damage disasters. On average each year a quarter of a million homeowners will experience the destructive power of frozen water problems including, frozen pipe bursts, ice dams and other leaking water damage occurrences. A frozen pipe alone can result in gallons of water spilling over your floors, leaking or pouring through ceilings and walls, and ruining furniture and other valuable possessions.
Fast Response to Water Removal Minimizes Damages
Our crews are available 24/7 to aid our local Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with both commercial and residential flooding and water damage emergencies. A quick response and expert action to your water intrusion can significantly reduce the overall damage to your home or business. Our property damage restoration crew will tailor a specific plan using our advanced equipment capacities to quickly overcome any property damage situation. SERVPRO trucks and teams are available to deploy submersible pumps, water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers, quickly controlling the spread of water and moisture damages.
Many factors determine the specific process for your property damage recovery: level of water, type of contamination, and amount of exposure all play a vital role in the balance between restore and replace.
Water extraction is the heart of this water restoration process, and depending on the severity of your issue, can get accomplished in several ways. For smaller volumes needing removal, SERVPRO WRTs utilize extraction wands and other, smaller devices. Each one has three components, but technicians start by using only the pump option to remove water. For larger projects, especially those that stand to risk the structural integrity of your building considerably, our SERVPRO technicians start removal with a commercial grade, submersible or truck pump.
Our SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn staff is highly trained and experienced in the cleanup and restoration of your frozen water property damage from frigid Northeast temperatures. Our team can respond quickly and help you assess your damage and find a restoration solution that you can trust.
WINTER WATER PROPERTY DAMAGE
- ICE DAMS
Ice dams occur after a New York City snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures, common weather conditions in the Northeast during winter. Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and warms the underside of the roof causing snow and ice to melt. The melted water refreezes on the cold overhang and can form icicles and an ice dam on the roof and gutters. This process can cause damage to the roof which can cause water to leak into the home causing water damage to the ceiling, walls, insulation and other areas.
- LEAKING BASEMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS
Basement and ground floor apartment flooding are a common occurrence for many homeowners throughout Brooklyn and Queens, the impact of heavy snow, ice and rain can overflow sewer drains and pavement often leading to water leaks, flooding and other types of lower lever water damage. Ground level flooding can lead to significant structural damage, destroy furnishings and other belongings and commonly lead to elevated mold and humidity issues.
- FROZEN WATER PIPES
When Northeast temperatures drop to at or below freezing, the water flowing in your plumbing has the potential to freeze. Water expands when it freezes, the expansion of the frozen water can cause a rupture, causing catastrophic flood damage. It’s important to note that the break often occurs between the frozen point and the faucet, as the ice blocks the pipe and the water pressure increases leading to stress on the pipe. Pipes that run through the exterior walls are particularly at risk, but those that run through low- or uninsulated attics and crawlspaces can also freeze.
Although, these frozen water damage situations are very common, sometimes the damage could have largely been prevented by taking a few preventative steps ahead of time. These are a few tips you can take to try and avoid turning the coming frigid days and nights into inconvenient and expensive property disasters.
HELP PREVENT WINTER WEATHER & FREEZING WATER ISSUES WITH THESE TIPS
- Exposed pipes are the most susceptible to freezing, so insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces and attic.
- Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes and prevent ice dams.
- Seal air leaks in your attic, basement and exterior walls, look for air leaks around electrical wiring, vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out.
- To avoid ice dam concerns, add roof and soffit vents to regulate the air temperature close to the underside of the roof.
- Sump pumps and sub-floor drainage systems are typically used to avoid the continued damage associated with basements and other foundation issues.
- A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing.
- Let warm water drip overnight, from a faucet on an outside wall.
- Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
Brooklyn and Queens weather can be unpredictable even when winter temperatures aren’t extremely cold; property water damages happen to home and business owners often. When water begins spilling across the floor or filling the basement, it is usually from a failed water heater shut-off valve or a split line on a washing machine. Many factors contribute to the length and cost of your property damage cleanup and restoration project, including the amount and type of water involved, length of time before service and the total area impacted. Our qualified and experienced staff can help answer your disaster restoration questions and provide a step-by-step plan for a full recovery of your flooded commercial or residential property. Our crews explain the process of water extraction, drying and restoration. Our Brooklyn SERVPRO team has a unique rebuild option with our dedicated construction crew, to seamlessly move from restoration to reconstruction, helping you recover more quickly. Our specialized equipment and highly trained staff have the scope of services to handle your property restoration needs from start to finish. We understand you may not have all the answers, calling our team connects you to professionals that can provide the answers to your restoration concerns and tailor a solution to repair your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO offers professional fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration assistance for Brooklyn and Queens property damage disasters.
The more time that passes after the fire event and before restoration services begin gives soot the opportunity to spread and cause additional damage.
After your commercial property suffers from a fire, water or other disaster, contacting our local Brooklyn SERVPRO Property Restoration Professionals is an important step to avoid costly secondary damages. Our SERVPRO team has over 30 years of experience helping the Brooklyn and Queens community during property disasters, trust that your commercial property will be restored quickly and correctly by IICRC licensed professionals and advanced equipment.
Getting your local Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush or Coney Island commercial property operational quickly following a property disaster is the SERVPRO way. Our local Brooklyn restoration professionals rely on decades of hands-on property restoration experience and proven results to help local Brooklyn and Queens business owners and managers dealing with fire, smoke and soot damage cleanup, repair and restore their commercial property quickly. Our commitment to quick and effective property restoration and recovery after a property disaster makes selecting SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn restoration experts the right choice.
SERVPRO commercial property restoration services include special help to minimize damages including:
Eliminating Fire Damage Residue
Our SERVPRO technicians will assess and pre-test many damages areas and property to decide the precise type of clean and fire damage remediation services needed for your commercial disaster. Our crews use various wet and dry methods to clean different materials most effectively. We can also use specialized cleaning methods such as soda blasting which offers deodorization qualities and also helps restore charred surfaces without causing further damages.
Remove Smoke Odors
Odor control after a fire is a crucial part of the restoration process, odor-causing particles are microscopic SERVPRO has advanced equipment to eliminate the microscopic odor-causing particles and reverse your commercial property damage concerns.
Guarding Against Mold
Water is a big help when putting out fires, however it can have a lasting negative impact on the structural elements and contents of your building. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified water or mold remediation specialists work to extract the remaining water quickly, and can take proactive actions against mold growth if necessary.
Big or small, fire, smoke and soot damage to your Brooklyn or Queens commercial property will have a multi-faceted impact on your business. The 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, we recommend calling an expert in property restoration. Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn we can get to work fixing your commercial fire property damage immediately. Our Brooklyn SERVPRO team is here to help with fast and effective disaster restoration and cleanup services, we provide a full-range of disaster restoration services including: emergency response, water damage extraction and 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 ready to help get local Brooklyn and Queens businesses back up and running, “Like it never even happened.”
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 or Queens 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.
Big and Small Steps you can take now to prepare for a disaster
Preparing in advance to handle a property disaster in Brooklyn or Queens 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.
- Set up an emergency response plan and train employees how to carry it out. Make sure employees know whom to notify about the disaster and what measures to take to preserve life and limit property losses.
- Compile a list of important phone numbers and addresses. Make sure you can get in touch with key people after the disaster. The list should include local and state emergency management agencies, major clients, contractors, suppliers, realtors, financial institutions, insurance agents and insurance company claim representatives.
- Decide on a communications strategy to prevent loss of customers. Post notices outside your premises; contact clients by phone, email or regular mail; place a notice in local newspapers.
- Consider the things you may need initially during an emergency. Do you need a back-up source of power? First-aid? Do you have a back-up communications system?
- Keep duplicate records. Back-up computerized data files regularly and store them off-premises. Keep copies of important records and documents in a safe deposit box and make sure they’re up-to-date.
- Identify critical business activities and the resources needed to support them. If you cannot afford to shut down your operations, even temporarily, determine what you require to run the business at another location.
After a fire disaster impacts your Brooklyn or Queens business, the cleanup of fire debris, removal of harmful chemicals and pollutants and minimizing damage to the building structure needs to happen quickly. The more time that passes after the fire event and before restoration services begin gives soot the opportunity to spread throughout the property causing contamination and corrosion. This delay often results in the need for larger-scale mitigation as well as the cleaning of the ductwork, adding valuable time and dollars to your recovery. Has your property suffered a fire disaster? Contact our staff for help with your cleanup and property restoration; we have years of experience and the answers you are looking for.
SERVPRO restoration services help avoid interruption to your holiday party schedule with effective property damage mitigation for Brooklyn venues.
SERVPRO works quickly to restore your fire or water property damage, with little to no interruption to your commercial property or event venue.
The holiday rush doesn’t stop at shopping centers, malls and big box stores, although SERVPRO can handle the cleanup and restoration of any size commercial property disaster. Restaurants feel added stress to accommodate excess patrons and holiday party events during this busy holiday season. Our SERVPRO team works quickly after a fire, smoke, biohazard or water disaster, helping avoid business interruption to your restaurant or other commercial facility during the holidays. Our goal is to keep you operational so you can keep your holiday event schedule moving smoothly.
Running a Brooklyn or Queens event space or restaurant is a challenge time is of the essence when a disaster strikes your special occasion venue or other commercial property. Delays in normal operation affect not only your relationships with customers but also impacts the lives of your employees and can lead to a significant loss of profit. Working with SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn is a smart business decisions, with reliable emergency property cleanup and restoration services for your commercial space. Our technicians make your property restoration process from smoke, fire and water damage as simple as possible, from performing an initial inspection and assessment of existing damages to finalizing all repairs and performing a final walk through.
SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn’s fire and water damage restoration process begins with locating and the source of the problem, working with our team will connect you with a network of resources to handle your worst property problems. Each Brooklyn or Queens property loss situation requires unique steps to ensure the safety of your patrons, employees and the workers performing repairs. If any hazards exist that affect the operations of your company, we notify you immediately. To properly remove standing water and other moisture that exists on your property, we use quality water extraction equipment such as; wet-dry vacuums, hand-held and truck mounted extractors, or submersible pumps, depending on the amount of water that exists and the size of the affected area.
Even a localized kitchen fire can quickly spread to cabinetry and counters, requiring the need for both cleanup and even possibly demolition and reconstruction. Still, one of the most significant threats to a customer experience is the odor wafting through the dining area from a recent kitchen blaze. Our teams work tirelessly to clean, deodorize, and repair every damaged item found on your Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Williamsburg or Fort Greene property. Our experience gives us a unique perspective when it comes to cleaning delicate cooking utensils or high-dollar appliances. Removing odors relies on having access to the right equipment and the training to understand how smoke travels. The first step is finding the sources of the odor it can inhabit air ducts, porous materials or floor spaces. SERVPRO uses industrial grade foggers to deodorize a property, thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing these areas ensures odors are removed. Getting your banquet room or holiday party space ready for the next set of patrons. SERVPRO is here to help keep your commercial property celebrating, “The most wonderful time of the year!”
Our Commercial Fire and Water Damage Restoration Process
Fire and water damage can leave your Brooklyn or Queens event area, restaurant or commercial property unsafe for potential patrons. Our experienced SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn specialists are trained to clean and restore your property with as little disruption as possible. Our professional restoration staff will work with you and your insurance to complete you mitigation and recovery needs, including;
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 Brooklyn or Queens 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. We understand the level of importance that surrounds maintaining a safe, healthy environment in your Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg or Astoria restaurant or venue. 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, a company that puts every effort into making damages on your property disappear, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO are experts at keeping your Brooklyn business operating during the busiest retail season
SERVPRO is here to help during a retail property disaster to minimize downtime and damages keeping your holiday sales going strong.
As Brooklyn and Queens retailers look to stretch an uncomfortably short shopping season this year, don’t let property damages get in the way of increased holiday sales. SERVPRO is your answer to staying operational after a Big or Small water or fire disaster impacts your commercial property this holiday shopping season. SERVPRO restoration specialists have the experience, training and equipment to arrive faster to your commercial property disaster. Our full-service team is uniquely equipped to handle all phases of the cleanup, restoration and reconstruction saving your critical time during your recovery when your retail property needs it most. With over 30 years of experience helping local businesses our goal is to work with managers and owners to develop the right recovery plan to minimize cost, avoid business interruption and mitigate property damages.
What Type of Business Disaster Restoration Service Does SERVPRO Provide?
Our SERVPRO Commercial Restoration Professionals can assist your local Brooklyn or Queens business with:
- Board-up, Emergency Power and Building Stabilization
- Emergency Mitigation Services including Content Management
- Drying, Dehumidification and Water Extraction
- Electronics Restoration
- Fine Art, Data and Document Recovery
- Reconstruction Services
- Soot, Smoke and Odor Removal
OUR SERVPRO Training and Tools Makes a BIG Difference in quick property cleanup and repairs
The success of your property disaster recovery hinges on a fast and effective response from a professional restoration company. Our SERVPRO teams have been assisting your neighbors with disaster restoration for years, providing expert commercial property disaster remediation. Our crews are prepared to assist during your property emergency with powerful and efficient tools and IICRC certified restoration specialists around-the-clock. Retail establishments can be dramatically impacted by natural or accidental disasters such as fire, flood, storms or even vandalism. The SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn has decades of experience and training to overcome the unique challenges that can come with commercial property disasters including keeping your business running while cleaning and restoration is being performed. Our IICRC certified restoration specialists work quickly and efficiently to minimize or eliminate downtime with fast mitigation, content management and professional containment services for a fast recovery.
SERVPRO Provides Emergency Cleanup and Restoration Services
- Mitigation efforts are meant to prevent further damage and loss from occurring due to the existing threat, thus increasing the overall amount of work that needs to be done during the restoration itself.
- Restoration is performed on items that could not be saved by mitigation efforts, and items that were damaged before the restoration company arrived. This step is often a longer process and may involve the complete replacement of floors, roofs, walls and other portions of your business that have been too damaged to save.
- Both are necessary in order to get your business back in order after a flood, fire or other disaster, and should be performed by a professional disaster restoration company.
SERVPRO is here to help keep your commercial property operating through the busiest shopping season
Commercial property damage events are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale fire disaster, trust our restoration professionals to cleanup, repair and restore your business with minimal interruption to your customers and employees. Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn.
SERVPRO responds around-the-clock to help cleanup and restore municipal facilities in Brooklyn and Queens
SERVPRO works quickly to recover your municipal property after a disaster, into a safe, healthy and restored community facility again.
Many Queens and Brooklyn Municipal Buildings Including Offices, Libraries and Other Public Facilities turn to SERVPRO professional cleanup and restoration services after a property disaster strikes.
Brooklyn and Queens property owners and managers have many choices for local restoration companies but choosing a full-service company with trusted leadership in the restoration industry, exceptional training and experience and a long history of satisfied customers and successful property recoveries in this community is easy. Choosing SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn offers all these advantages and more, our highly-trained technicians use top-quality equipment and technology to avoid the complex challenges that come with the cleanup, repair and mitigation of fire, flood, water or mold concerns to make your municipal property damage, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO helps cleanup and repair local Brooklyn and Queens community hospitals, schools and offices after fire, water and 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 setup containment or provide pack-out services to speed up the recovery process and contain the damage to only a small area. Our Long Island SERVPRO professionals will customize a plan and estimate for a successful property restoration and get you started with the solutions and services needed to repair your commercial property, so your facility can continue servicing the local community as soon as possible.
Water intrusion and flood damage can have a devastating impact on your daily operations, effective mitigation requires a combination of the right skills and the use of advanced equipment. 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. Waiting to start mitigation and remediation efforts exposes structural components inside your facility to increasingly more severe damage.
Learn more about our local water damage restoration services.
Whatever the cause of your commercial fire, it can leave widespread destruction way beyond the original flames. Fast action is necessary to stop the spread of damage that smoke and soot can bring to the rest of the facility. Restoring your Flatbush, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights, Coney Island or Williamsburg municipal property 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 smoke and soot damage, our crews work quickly to contain and identify the damaged areas and take steps to reverse the signs of fire damage.
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There are many elements in your building that contribute to ideal conditions for mold growth, hidden moisture and high-humidity can be the after-math of a hasty water damage cleanup which can quickly lead to mold damage. Mold colonization in a local facility is a situation that can quickly get out of control and requires appropriate intervention. Quick action needs to be taken to minimize damages to air quality, possessions and structural components including wood, drywall, ceiling tiles, and flooring. Our professional restoration team will act quickly and take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and health of your property, employees and patrons.
Containment is an essential part of any mold remediation project; in a larger facility it can take several days or longer to restore proper indoor air quality. Our preventative measures may include the placing of physical barriers, establishing clean rooms and decontamination zones to ensure that the infestation does not spread.
Learn more about our local mold damage cleanup and remediation services.
SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan?
Developing a personalized SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) 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, performs 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 reduce business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas for operations and safety.
Choosing SERVPRO can have a big impact on your property restoration
The reasons why local municipal facilities choose SERVPRO to cleanup and mitigate their property after a fire, water or mold damage event are many. SERVPPRO of Southwest Brooklyn has nearly 30 years of experience providing restoration services to our local community. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to handle any size property disaster, faster and with professional courtesy. We are certified and trained to use advanced technologies, equipment and techniques to mitigate and restore all types of property damage concerns. Specifically, we are aware that municipal properties including; schools, healthcare facilities, local government offices all service the public and are a needed and important part of our community, creating operational challenges and restrictions. Our team works hard and quickly with the goal of turning your chaotic, inconvenient and unfortunate property damage mishap, into a restored, safe and healthy community center again.
Mold Remediation for ALL Types of Brooklyn and Queens Commercial Facilities
Mold remediation is the process of finding, containing, and removing mold and damaged materials from an affected area.
Mold colonization in commercial facilities and warehouses can quickly get out of control without appropriate mitigation, SERVPRO is here to help with mold remediation for all types of Brooklyn and Queens businesses.
Flooding and water damage most often have far reaching consequences on a commercial property, requiring many different types of property damage restoration services including water removal, demolition, deodorization and decontamination, drying and dehumidifying and rebuilding. Whether your property just experienced a heavy rain intrusion, a common appliance malfunction or hazardous plumbing leak. Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration can be complicated, it most often requires a set of detailed steps to make sure the water is properly extracted, cleaned up, dried and mitigated, when these steps aren’t taken, and moisture continues to plaque your building mold growth will often occur. Mold grows quickly and can spread throughout a property in as little as 24-48 hours. Any commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present, the key to preventing excessive mold growth is to control moisture. That’s why it’s important to act quickly if your commercial property experiences a water damage or you see any signs of hidden water damage or visible mold. SERVPRO is a leading provider of mold remediation services across the country, our mold certified technicians can assess your commercial warehouse or building to evaluate the extent of the damage and advise owners and managers of the proper steps to remediate and restore your facility, “Like it never even happened.”
Mold Damage to Your Commercial Warehouse or Building?
Mold is a microscopic, airborne fungus that exists all around us, it occurs naturally in our surroundings and usually reproduces by releasing spores into the environment. In nature, mold plays an important role in the decomposition of organic material. Mold requires both organic material and a consistent source of moisture to grow. Many materials in homes and business contain the organic materials and under the right circumstances can be conducive to mold growth. When excessive moisture accumulates indoors, drywall, wood, paneling, ceiling tiles, carpeting, insulation, paper, cardboard, fabric, upholstery and even paint will encourage mold growth. If there is a consistent water source, mold will continue to colonize and break down organic material into dusty, dirt-like matter. Neglecting mold damage for an extended period can cause unnecessary damage to your home and risk possible health effects to occupants. It’s never too early nor too late to address commercial property mold damage.
When excessive moisture accumulates inside buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends these tips to prevent commercial property mold damage
Ensure all leaky plumbing is fixed; Correct all noticed wet spots;
Completely eliminate condensation through insulating or increasing air circulation;
- Reduce the moisture level in the air and add ventilation to reduce humidity;
- Maintain indoor humidity level below 60% with a goal of 30-50%;
- Conduct routine building and HVAC inspections;
- Provide proper drainage and sloping to eliminate wet foundations.
What is Mold Remediation
Mold remediation is the process of finding, containing, and removing mold and damaged materials from the affected area and the air around it. It’s crucial to contain the damaged areas, because spores are microscopic and can easily spread to other areas through the air or by attaching themselves to clothes or objects throughout the remediation process. SERVPRO mold removal specialists are specially trained using techniques to contain the damaged areas and mitigate the spread of mold, using negative air pressure and physical barriers to seal off the infected area, including ductwork during the remediation process.
Moldy items such as furniture, carpeting and inventory are cleaned if the infestation is minor or removed if it’s extensive. In this commercial warehouse our mold remediation team setup on-site clean rooms to more efficiently remediate damaged materials and contents. Damaged parts of drywall are removed, replaced, and repainted. Large storage racks can be hand cleaned with antimicrobial agents, all items in the area must be cleaned and sanitized, even if they don’t have visible mold. Mold can be very illusive and can grow behind wallpaper, inside books or files and other hidden areas. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment and top tier training to remediate mold and return any commercial property mold damage back to a healthy, safe and operation work environment.
Commercial Mold Remediation
The Environmental Protection Agency has a guide for Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings on their website.
SERVPRO Stops the Spread of Mold During the Remediation Process
SERVPRO mold remediation technicians are train to use the highest restoration industry standards, mastering Applied Microbial Remediation through IICRC courses. We employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed protocols to contain and remove active mold colonies. Our crews also use EPA registered antimicrobial products to treat surfaces after removal to inhibit additional growth. During remediation, we protect our employees and your occupants from the hazards of mold remediation by creating zones where we remove and bag the mold and contaminated debris. Physical barriers provide one kind of protection, and we also install HEPA filtered exhaust ductwork and use negative air pressure to prevent airborne mold and residues from infiltrating unaffected areas of the building.
Containment of the Affected Area
One of the main concerns, during a remediation project is the dissemination of airborne mold spores. When a remediation project is initiated the first step is to set up containment or isolation of the affected area. Containment will help our SERVPRO professionals control the spread of these spores while assisting the remediation process in returning the affected area to normal healthy levels. The act of removing or disturbing a mold source during the remediation process tends to distribute large quantities of mold spores into the air. That’s why proper containment is so important to the safety of the occupants and undamaged areas. Cross contamination is a major concern for our crews and our teams are trained and provided the highest level of safety equipment and personal safety gear to process your mold remediation safely.
When setting up containment of the work area, the first step is to install a HEPA Filtered Negative Air machine. This is a fan which pulls air from the affected area and exhausts the contaminated air outside of the structure via flexible tubing or ducting. Doing this will begin to draw the airborne mold spores away from the airspace, eventually creating a negative pressure environment.
The second step is to install physical barriers in the work area, creating zones. This is most typically done with the use of heavy plastic. The main goal when creating this physical barrier is to completely isolate the work area from any adjacent, non-affected areas. All HVAC systems or shared airways between other rooms would be taped or covered in plastic, and all electrical outlets and light fixtures would be covered. Basically, any area that could allow air flow between the mold infested area and another non-affected area should be properly sealed.
If you fear that your commercial building is contaminated with mold or has had a recent water damage that was not properly mitigated, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn to help. Our highly-trained and IICRC certified Brooklyn and Queens mold remediation specialists are here to help, to explain and assess your property’s commercial mold cleanup and remediation needs. Our priority is to provide a remediation solution and get your commercial property’s mold damage concerns under control. Our teams will cleanup, remove damaged materials and remediate your commercial mold problem, restoring your facility, “Like it never even happened.”
A Plumbing Failure Can Leave Your Commercial Property in Urgent Need of Hazardous Water and Sewage Removal & Cleanup
Our Brooklyn SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly and are experienced in dealing with messy and hazardous water damage cleanup and restoration.
SERVPRO is here to help with ALL types of commercial property restoration services to keep your organization looking and running at its best. Sewage backups are a common and messy commercial property disaster, big or small “category 3” water damages are dangerous and should be repaired by TRAINED PROFESSIONALS ONLY. A sewage backup can occur for many reasons, but the most common is when a blockage prevents wastewater from flowing through the sewer line that connects your restroom to the municipal sewers or other type of septic system managing your waste removal. The obstruction will cause your sewer lines and drain pipes to fill up until it eventually overflows. Looking for a reliable commercial sewage removal company near you, can be challenging, however calling a local SERVPRO franchise, will get you the quick and effective cleanup and repair services you need. Water damage in your commercial property is an inconvenience, damages can spread quickly throughout your building, threatening not only the structural components of your school, store, restaurant, office building or warehouse but also potentially allowing secondary effects such as mold growth to occur. Our local Brooklyn and Queens SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly and are experienced in dealing with messy and hazardous “black water” situations and can effectively decontaminate, sanitize and deodorize the area. Our IICRC certified sewage and biohazard cleanup professionals are trained and equipped with all necessary resources needed to mitigate and protect your commercial property and contents from further harm.
What risks are associated with a Brooklyn or Queens commercial sewage backup?
Health Risks, Contamination, and Mold
Cosmetic & Structural Damage
Damage to Appliances, Inventory and other Contents
Depending on the category of water involved in the water intrusion, sewage backups can pose serious health risk and often contain bacterial and viral contaminants including; parasites, and mold. Hazardous sewage cleanup should be performed by highly-trained, certified professional in order to ensure the safety of the affected area as well as the inhabitants of the property. Most porous items that meet raw sewage must be handled properly by certified professionals and disposed of safely.
SERVPRO PROFESSIONAL WATER DAMAGE ClEANUP CREWS ARE EXPERIENCED WITH MESSY PROPERTY DISASTERS
Category 3 water damage from a sewage backup can leave your commercial property messy, like other water damages they can cause serious cosmetic and structural damage to your home or business. Contents such as inventory, equipment, documents, furnishings can be ruined if saturated with contaminated water and losing vital hours of operation can have serious consequences to your short- and long-term profitability. Toilet overflows, sewage backups and other category 3 “black water” intrusions are more than nasty, smelly messes; these biohazard situations can bring with them harmful parasites, viruses, and bacteria that pose a significant health risk to occupants as well as moisture that can ultimately lead to mold growth.
When contacting a local professional sewage cleanup service is necessary our SERVPRO expert IICRC certified specialists will respond to your situation in the quickest, safest, and most appropriate manner possible. When it comes to biohazard cleanup, our team knows that there are multiple steps to ensure a building is properly restored after a sewage mess. After extracting the dirty water from your commercial property, our team will sanitize, deodorize and dry out the damaged areas. Our SERVPRO category 3 water damage, sewage and biohazard removal professionals are fully equipped with all the necessary tools to ensure an effective cleanup and restoration happens, including air filters, devices to detect moisture, vacuums, pumps, anti-microbial chemicals, and protective suits. Our team will isolate, clean and sanitize your commercial restroom and other damaged areas, neutralizing the odors and remove all contaminated materials to restore your office or facility to a safe and healthy condition, quickly and properly.
Our Restoration specialists follow proven steps to cleanup and repair sewage backups and other hazardous flood damage, including:
- Properly removing sewage water and solid waste;
- Removing contaminated contents; including carpet, flooring and other surfaces that have been exposed to potential contamination
- Cleaning and sanitizing the area;
- Using air movers and dehumidifiers to rapidly dry the area;
- Finally making any necessary repairs and restoration
The most important solution for your commercial sewage backup is a quick response, by calling our team immediately following a property disaster, our crews can start the mitigation process, our trucks are stocked with extraction and drying equipment to quickly reverse the signs of damage. That, combined with our experience in controlled demolition, can quickly protect your home from contamination and bacterial threats that can often exist after contaminated “black water” circumstances. We know business interruption for cleanup and restoration, can prove to be stressful and compromising. Our team takes all necessary steps to minimize downtime and avoid disruption during your recovery, we strive to restore rather than replace whenever possible, helping mitigate the damage quickly and save on recovery costs.
Sewage Backup, Plumbing Failure or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today