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Commercial Restoration Against Any Disaster | SERVPRO of South Bronx

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration Services

Your commercial property is always at risk of being damaged by natural elements. If your business gets hit by a disaster, you’ll need a commercial restoration company with real-world experience and the resources to return your property to its normal state. SERVPRO has over 40+ years of experience in residential and commercial restoration services. Our team of experts offers:

  • Commercial water damage restoration
  • Commercial fire damage restoration
  • Commercial mold damage restoration
  • Commercial storm damage restoration

Our professionals have the training and equipment needed to restore your business after common issues with minimal interruption to your daily operations. SERVPRO of South Bronx also provides disaster planning to ensure that your property fortified in case future damage strikes.

At SERVPRO of South Bronx we offer 24/7 commercial restoration services for damage caused by water, fire, smoke, mold, storms, and other disasters.

SERVPRO of South Bronx has a longstanding heritage dedicated to innovation, resourcefulness, empathy, and outstanding customer service. Our franchise organization is proud to provide fast, high-quality cleanup and restoration services to both commercial and residential properties. We always put your property first at SERVPRO of South Bronx.

CALL SERVPRO of South Bronx

If your business or commercial property has experienced significant damage, do not hesitate. Call SERVPRO of South Bronx today at 347-590-9902.

Mold Remediation Process | SERVPRO of South Bronx

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

The Remediation Process

Assessment

Experts at SERVPRO of South Bronx will help to identify the source of the problem and the scope of work involved. If mold is present, samples will be taken as well as a general moisture survey of all affected areas.

Stabilization

If mold is found to be an issue, mold remediation specialists will stabilize the area to control moisture levels while using containment measures to prevent the spread of spores.

Establish a Drying Plan

Drying and dehumidification measures will take place during this step. Temperatures will be controlled in the affected areas so the dehumidification process happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. Excess water is removed and specialized equipment is used to evaporate the remaining moisture.

Perform Remediation

With containment measures in place, HEPA filters are used to create negative pressure in the work environment. Negative air helps to ensure that mold spores do not escape during the remediation process. When remediation is complete, Certified Mold Remediators will do testing to help ensure that the process was successful.

Professional Mold Remediation

It’s important to call professionals who specialize in mold removal and remediation like the experts at SERVPRO of South Bronx. Our technicians follow IICRC guidelines when working on your home or business so you can feel confident that all excess mold is removed. With our comprehensive services, we can fix the source of the problem, remove any affected building materials, sanitize and dry the space and make any repairs to your property after the remediation process has been completed. Mitigation strategies will be put in place to help prevent the problem from returning.

If you suspect a mold problem in your property, call SERVPRO of South Bronx at 347-590-9902

Commercial Restoration & Cleaning Services | SERVPRO of South Bronx

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Many events can affect your facility. A sprinkler head breaks and your offices are flooded. A machine fails and your production plant fills with smoke. Or just everyday dust and dirt dull your floors. No matter what affects your institutional, industrial, commercial, office or retail facility, you need a business restoration vendor to get the job done fast, and done right.

Water Damage Restoration Services

Our water damage cleanup specialists respond quickly to your emergencies. They use a full range of water damage remediation techniques for water removal, drying and dehumidifying to prevent further damage.

Fire Damage Restoration Services

Quick action after a fire can help restore your life to normal. Our  commercial fire restoration services are ready to take care of smoke and fire damage 24/7, every day of the year.

Mold Restoration Services

Mold can have a significant effect on indoor air quality. Our mold remediation specialists will help you handle mold problems by identifying sources of mold, cleaning damaged areas and providing recommendations to limit future mold growth.

Content Restoration Services

Content restoration is an important part of returning your life back to normal after fire or water damage to your property.  SERVPRO of South Bronx will grantee you highly skilled contents restoration experts will determine the best techniques for treating your belonging, depending on the source and extent of the damages.

How to Spot Water Damage | SERVPRO of South Bronx

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

As water damage can sometimes be subtle, on occasion it is necessary to look for the signs and symptoms. The sooner you catch water damage, the more of your property can be saved and the less it will cost you – so be vigilant and ever on the look-out for these signs:

Water Drips and Puddles

- This is an obvious sign that you have water in your property. If you notice puddles building up on your property, then this can be a clear indication of a leak or of seeping/lack of ventilation.

Smell

- Sometimes you will be able to smell moisture or even mold in the air. This is again a sign that you may have a leak or a puddle. The amount of moisture in the air does vary, of course, depending on your location and your property. If you suspect you simply live in a very humid area, then you may choose to use a dehumidifier to address the problem without needing restoration services.

Discoloration

- Water can cause paint to fade and can also drain the dye out of carpets and furniture. You may even notice water marks on your walls or windows where water has been running down the surface. This is particularly common where you have issues with eaves troughs overflowing or leaking – which commonly lead to other problems such as damage to the foundations or leaking basements.

Soft Patches and Peeling

- If moisture has gotten into your walls or flooring, then it can gradually break down the fibers that hold it together. If you notice a dip around your toilet for instance, then you might have a leak. Similarly, if tiles are coming off of your wall, or the wall is soft and crumbling in certain patches, this can similarly indicate a moisture problem.

What To Do In The Event of A Water Emergency | SERVPRO of South Bronx

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can have long-lasting, expensive effects when not treated properly. When a pipe bursts, a plumbing problem causes a leak or backup, or when flooding from a storm threatens your home, it’s essential to act quickly to reduce the amount of damage and keep costs down. Follow these steps if you have a water emergency in your home.

AFTER YOU FIND WATER IN YOUR HOME:

  • Turn off the water supply in your home if the source is from a leak
  • During a flood, turn off electricity to your home if you can safely reach the fuse box; otherwise, wait until a professional can do so for you. Do not enter a flooded basement if the electricity is still on!
  • If possible, ventilate the area by opening windows and turning on fans.
  • Vacate the property if needed.

CALL SERVPRO of South Bronx 347-590-9902

When you call SERVPRO of South Bronx one of our specialists will arrive at your property in 2hrs or less to assess the damages. We are ready to assist with water emergencies 24/7, so don’t delay! Even small amounts of water can cause expensive damages if left untreated.

Protecting Your Property From Wind Damage Due to Storms | SERVPRO of South Bronx

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Damaging winds are one of the most concerning threats that can accompany severe storms. These winds can take you by surprise and have long-term impacts to structures.

Wind Damage Basics

Traditionally, damaging winds are considered those with wind speeds exceeding 50–60 mph and can stem from a strong thunderstorm as well as tornadoes and hurricanes. You will commonly hear damaging winds referred to as “straight-line” winds, which differentiates them from tornado wind damage.

Because straight-line winds can cause loose objects on properties to become projectiles, they can be extremely destructive. Windows and the roof are notorious for taking the brunt of this damage. If the damage is extensive, it will result in water damage as the inside of the home becomes more vulnerable as the outside elements come in through the damaged windows and roofs.

If you are living in a thunderstorm-prone area, you can be at risk from damaging winds. There are some structures such as mobile homes that are especially at risk even if they are anchored and could be seriously damaged in winds gusting over 80 mph.

Ways to Protect Your Home

Let’s check out some ways to protect your property from damaging winds. Keep in mind the “Two R’s”: reinforce and remove.

  • Your garage door should be professionally reinforced.

  • Remove or anchor any loose objects on your property that could be moved or tossed by the wind, including trash cans, grills and outdoor furniture.

  • Have large or dying trees and branches removed by a professional as these could be blown onto your home.

High winds can come without advanced warning, but if you are proactive with the above suggestions, it could just mean the difference between no damage and extensive damage.

Also, if you are building a new home or renovating an older home, be sure the windows, walls and doors are up to building code for weather in your area.

If your home has been hit by damaging winds and resulting water damage, our highly trained specialists at SERVPRO® of South Bronx are here 247 to help with the cleanup and restoration of your home.

 

Signs of Mold

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your home is scary. We like to think our home is safe – and it should be. Mold can easily grow within 24 to 48 hours and will begin to colonize in 1 to 12 days. There is a variety of mold growth signs that should not be ignored.

Signs of mold:

  • Odor - Mold on the outside of your house often smells stale, but mold on the inside smells musty and damp.
  • Visible Mold Growth - If you see mold then obviously you have mold. the question is "how much?" It’s the mold you CAN’T see that is often the scariest.
  • Water Leak - Current or previous leaks are often the indicator that mold is present. Leaky pipes or a leak in the roof often produce moisture in overlooked places.
  • Pasting Flooding - If your house has been in a flood there’s a good chance you will end up with a mold problem. To be at peace with continuing to live in your home, you should have a professional remediator test for mold.

These are common signs of mold that people tend to oversee.

If you come encounter with any of these signs, DO NOT HESITATE!

CALL SERVPRO of South Bronx

347-590-9902

Unpredictable Storms

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mother nature is so unpredictable. You never know when a natural disaster is going to strike. Storms are commonly known for destroying one’s home or business and as a normal human being, it may cause someone to panic. But DON'T feel under the weather when a storm hits because SERVPRO is faster than any disaster. We will respond and start the restoration of your property quickly and efficiently. A long the way, SERVPRO’S certified professionals will reassure you that everything will be FINE with their work ethics.

SERVPRO of South Bronx technicians are properly trained and can take on any type of storm disaster. They will inspect the extent of the damages and come up with the proper strategies for the specific damages. As the restoration is in process, SERVPRO of South Bronx will keep in mind the distress the customer may be feeling and work diligently to provide the best services as quickly as possible so the customer can go back to living their normal lives.

One thing SERVPRO knows for sure is how to take care of fire, water and mold damages.   

SO, WHEN A STORM HITS, DON’T PANIC!!!

CALL SERVPRO OF SOUTH BRONX – 1-347-590-9902

Fire Hazards to Watch in Your Home | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

In this blog, we’ll be diving into two of the most common household fire hazards. Because no one wants to experience the unfortunate possibility of seeing their home damaged by fire, it’s important to learn and understand how you can protect your home from this harsh reality by understanding fire hazards and knowing how to identify them.

Don’t Fall Asleep When Burning Candles

According to the National Fire Protection Association, during a five-year period from 2011 to 2015, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated 8,700 home structure fires a year that were started by candles. In total, there were 82 deaths, 800 injuries and $295 million in direct property damage.

When burning a candle, be sure to keep it at least 12 inches from anything that could ignite and put it in a sturdy holder that won’t easily tip over. If oxygen is used in the home, never use a candle—and always be sure all candles are extinguished before leaving a room or going to bed.

Most Home Fire Fatalities Stem From Smoking

Douse all cigarette butts and ashes in water or sand prior to throwing them out, and keep in mind that one out of four fatal victims from smoking-related fires is not the smoker whose cigarette started the fire.

If you’re a smoker, it is safest to smoke outside, as most deaths result from fires that start in living rooms, family rooms or bedrooms. Fire-safe cigarettes are a great option, and a deep, sturdy ashtray should be used.

While cooking is the leading cause of home fires, smoking is the leading cause of home fire deaths. An estimated 17,200 home structure fires due to smoking materials were reported in 2014, which includes cigarettes, pipes and cigars. Those fires resulted in 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in property damage, per the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes.

Lesser-known Fire Hazards

While candles and smoking are two of the most common causes of home structure fires, there are also other lesser-known hazards that could be present in your home.

Did you know that some kinds of glassware in your home could be a fire risk? When sunlight passes through them, the concentrated ray could ignite flammable materials, which is why it’s best to move glass accessories away from windows.

Dust bunnies can also pose a fire risk when collecting near electrical sockets and floor heaters. Sweeping or vacuuming your floors regularly and cleaning hard-to-reach areas like behind the entertainment system can help prevent buildup.

Also, look out for loose outlets in your home. The movement of these electrical outlets could loosen the wires connected to the outlet and create dangerous arcing.

Fire and smoke damage can be devastating to homes, and in many circumstances, can be accompanied by water damage from firefighting efforts. If your home is damaged by fire or smoke, SERVPRO® of South Bronx is here to help restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Easy Fire Safety Planning Tips for Your Family | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Every year in the United States, more than 350,000 house fires occur, adding up to more than $5.5 billion in property damage. Besides the financial loss, these fires cause nearly 3,000 deaths and another 10,000 injuries.

Advance preparation is your best defense against a fire. That’s why it’s important for everyone in your family to be prepared and know how to prevent fires and how to respond if a fire does occur.

You can start by teaching your kids basic fire safety guidelines at an early age. Also take a look at three other fire safety guidelines you can practice together:

Creating a Fire Safety Plan

In the event of a fire, everyone in the family needs to know what to do—including how to escape a burning house and where to go once they’ve safely escaped.

But don’t just create a plan without having practice drills.

Practice makes perfect. Conduct regular practice drills of implementing your plan. Doing so will help you to remain calm and remember your family fire plan if a fire happens.

Fire Hazards to Watch For

Thoroughly inspect your home. You may be surprised at how many fire hazards you spot! Take some time to inspect every room as well as all outdoor spaces to uncover and eliminate these hazards.

  • Are all appliances working properly?
  • Are there frayed or damaged electrical cords?
  • Are your electrical outlets and/or extension cords overloaded?
  • Are you using the proper wattage bulbs in your light fixtures?
  • Are your electrical wires covered up by rugs or carpet?
Cooking Up Fire Safety

One of the biggest house fire hazards is cooking. It is important to be especially careful in the kitchen.

Basic cooking safety is important to follow by anyone who’s cooking:

  • Cooking when tired or otherwise not able to pay attention should be avoided.
  • Always supervise kids and teens while they are cooking.
  • Have a lid close by when cooking on the stove should a grease fire happen. Using the lid to cover the grease fire will help to smother the fire.
  • If your oven catches fire, turn the oven off and keep the oven door closed.
  • Leave the room and close the door if a kitchen fire occurs and begins to spread.

If your family has experienced a fire and needs help restoring your home, SERVPRO® of South Bronx can help! Give us call to learn about our fire restoration services and what we can do for you.