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Get Your Ducts in a Row

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Removing a vent cover allows you to take a look at your duct system.

It can be very difficult to clean a duct system, so we do recommend leaving that to the professionals here at SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn.  Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to see if the system needs to be cleaned.  By removing the vent covers you can get a glimpse into the system. Any signs of dirt or debris means the air you are breathing isn’t as clean as it could be. You can also check the air filters for dust and dirt. If either of these checks results in questionable cleanliness, we are here to help. While checking the condition or your air conditioner, you should also look at your heater. A dirty heat exchanger surface means the system is not running at maximum efficiency.

With summer getting closer and closer, make sure your AC is ready to help you beat the heat. The coils of your AC need to be unhindered to give you the best results. Shine a flashlight onto the coils to see if the light projects on the other side. The coil fins should be evenly spaced and free of any damage, like dents or nicks.  If you do see accumulated dirt or dust your AC will be less efficient.  We are here to help get your AC in tip-top shape, so don’t sweat it!

Below we will list a quick introduction to the work that goes into cleaning your ducts:

The first thing a SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn professional will do is check the AC filters. Dirty filters mean the air you are breathing is dirty too! Cleaning or, if needed, replacing your filter can make the air you breathe cleaner and ensure the air is flowing unobstructed.

Once the filter is dealt with, we move to the condenser coils. Clean condenser coils will maximize your AC’s energy efficiency so not only will your room be cooler, it will cost you less! Your SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn service person will also check the coolant lines to ensure you are receiving the coolest air possible.

All cleaned up and ready to go, the last step is to turn the AC on. Once running, we can make sure there is no need for additional work.  Needless to say, if there is more work to be done we are ready to do that too!

Document Restoration

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Document Restoration at SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn

Aside from people, some of the hardest things to replace after a natural disaster are documents. After a flood or fire photographs and books could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn   knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. Our experience and state-of-the-art technology can help save your important documents from the trash.

We employ the latest technology available, utilizing the same freeze-drying methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books; this method can clean and dry your documents without sacrificing their integrity or damaging them. As powerful as our document restoration technology is, it is delicate enough to handle old and fragile documents, books, and papers. With water damage like sewage or floodwater, documents will be exposed to bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals. Our team uses a gamma irradiation process to safely and effectively sterilize your documents.

Our facility is managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance so you know that your personal information is kept secure and confidential.

To prevent your documents from becoming damaged again, we also offer digitalization for your documents and photos. We use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents. In the digital age converting your paper files and photos to digital formats can have an invaluable impact on your business or home. You can have access to your records while saving space.

Types of Documents We Restore/Preserve

  • paper documents
  • books and magazines
  • manuscripts and files
  • photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
  • x-rays
  • blueprints and maps
  • parchment

If you are in need of document restoration services contact SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn at (718) 831-6294.