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Storm Damage Restoration Process | SERVPRO of South Bronx

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Violent weather such as storm damage can wreak havoc on buildings as well as vegetation. Wind damage can be a hazard to the structure of a building, by loosening the shingles or tiles on the roof. This can cause moisture such as rain and snow to infiltrate into the protective surface of the roof, which will result in the wood swelling and later on disintegration and becoming moldy. This outcome will lead to a sagging ceiling and further problems. Elements such as wind, rain, hail, and lightning can result in turning people’s lives upside down, this is why having a storm damage restoration service like SERVPRO of South Bronx to help this type of emergency is a good option.

Here are some of the activities you can expect from the storm restoration service professionals.

  • Whether it is a business or residence, SERVPRO of South Bronx will come to your property and our trained experts will do a thorough examination of the interior and exterior of your building. This will help them discover the level of the damage. In many cases, SERVPRO will discuss the renovation plans with you and your insurance adjuster.
  • When everything is agreed upon, the work begins. Depending on what type of damage is present, this will determine the type of equipment the professional will use. In the case of flooding, they will use specialized pumps and vacuums to remove water from the affected areas.
  • Generators will be brought in to operate their dehumidifiers and air movers so mold and mildew do not have a change to make matters worse. Using customized cleaners, the specialist will then disinfect hard surfaces and shampoo salvageable carpets as well as apply deodorant to combat any odors.

If contacted in time, SERVPRO of South Bronx will be able to rescue your building from greater structural issues, by inspecting the roof and replacing the dilapidated areas. After sealing and renovating the roof, they will then address the ceiling and restore to its former condition.

As you can see, when you suffer from natural disasters, the storm damage restoration process is something the experts can handle.  

If you've recently suffered from storm damage and are looking for storm damage repair or water damage cleanup, contact the specialists at SERVPRO of South Bronx today to help reinstate your home.


Commercial Restoration Services | SERVPRO of South Bronx

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

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 company that specializes in commercial restoration with real-world experience and the resources to return your property to its normal state. SERVPRO has over 50 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 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 and reconstruction services for damage caused by water, fire, smoke, mold, storms, and other disasters.

Why SERVPRO of South Bronx?

What makes SERVPRO different from other commercial restoration services? We offer multiple services through one point of contact. This means you only need one number to reach our reconstruction, emergency services mitigation, contents cleaning, training, insurance claims assistance, and disaster planning teams. You can depend on us for additional commercial damage services like cost savings, streamlined catastrophe planning, and minimized disruption.

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.

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If your business or commercial property has experienced significant damage, do not hesitate. Call SERVPRO of South Bronx today!


Commercial Property Restoration | SERVPRO of South Bronx

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Bronx is always ready to Protect Your Business from Damage.

At SERVPRO of South Bronx, we specialize in the restoration of both residential and commercial properties that have been damaged by weather, mold, and other causes. Our professionals are experienced and knowledgeable, with the training and equipment necessary to restore your commercial property. We have years of experience and a full range of restoration services for commercial clients.

We believe in the importance of ensuring that our customers are happy. No matter how difficult the restoration process, we want to ensure that you understand the steps ahead and that you are confident in our technicians. We understand that your business may well depend on our ability to provide efficient, effective restoration services. You can have confidence in our team.

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Water Restoration | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage is a problem that most property owners and businesses dread. This can be caused from busted pipes, heavy rains, flood waters and catastrophic events. The damage from these events can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, production equipment as well as finished inventory product. Water damage in not attended to quickly and properly can also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remediate. Hiring a water damage restoration company can make the cleanup process easier to handle. At SERVPRO of South Bronx we employ experienced workers trained regarding the best means and measures to mitigate, repair or replace damaged items and help with water damage cleanup. 
Perhaps the biggest nightmare any homeowner can experience is a flood, be it the result of natural disaster or plumbing failure. If you have been the unfortunate victim of flood damage, there are a number of procedures and processes you should follow on your way to undertaking flood damage repair. Heavy rains can wreak havoc on homes or offices. While we do what we can to prevent properties from experiencing flood damage, the reality is that too much water around a property usually leads to the inevitable: water damage. For Flood damage restoration or whatever the case, we can assist you by providing complete emergency flood cleanup services.
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Fire Loss | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Almost every fire loss is also a water loss due to the extinguishing process. SERVPRO of South Bronx is a mitigation focused, full service contractor that strives to get you back to normal as quickly as possible with as little reconstruction and replacement as possible to make it look "Like it never even happened." Calling upon our 50 plus years of experience, SERVPRO of South Bronx will work diligently to get your property back to preloss condition and get your life back to the way it was before this occurred.

SERVPRO of South Bronx will perform all necessary work with as little inconvenience and intrusion as possible. So call us at 347-590-9902 - and we at SERVPRO of South Bronx will be on our way fast and promptly.


Commercial Restoration | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

When a loss happens at a place of business, it is important to work with an experienced restoration company who specializes in commercial losses. Most Restoration companies focus on residential restoration business and rarely do commercial fire, water or other losses.

Here at SERVPRO of South Bronx all technicians have a great length of commercial restoration experience and are fully equip to take on any commercial job. Commercial restoration jobs are much more complex and often ran in a completely different way then regular residential jobs.

SERVPRO of South Bronx has the software and tools necessary to elevate business disaster services. Gathering preloss data, organizing arrival protocols and information. We also have the flexible availability and we are ready at any moment to response to your claim of loss.

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Fire Damage Restoration | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Repair

When you have a fire in your home or building and it is extensive enough to need the fire department, fire and smoke is not the only reasons for damage. The fire department deploys thousands of gallons of water to put out the fire and restore safety to your building. SERVPRO of South Bronx is not only fire restoration experts but water damage experts as well. Once the fire department has deemed the building safe to enter, SERVPRO of South Bronx will begin restoring your home or building.

SERVPRO of South Bronx has 24/7 emergency response services. Once the fire department has deemed your building safe to enter SERVPRO will begin a professional assessment of your damage for not only you but your insurance company. After a fire restoration expert has completed their assessment they will then board up and tarp any open areas to seal the building against unauthorized entry or more damage. They will begin the cleaning up and removal of debris, drying the structure from the water and begin smoke odor removal.

If you ever encounter fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of South Bronx to restore your property!

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Common Cause of Water Damage | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Plumbing issue from a leak or a broken pipe are the most common cause of water damage. In some areas flooding is always a concern. SERVPRO of South Bronx offers professional water mitigation services, which will reduce the harm caused by a water related incident in your home or business. SERVPRO of South Bronx can dry and restore your home or business to its previous condition.

As time goes on, damage from a flood gets worse. Your property can become permanently damaged if an emergency response is delayed past the first 48 hours after a water damage.

In the event of a flood, do the following:

First, Be Calm! Call SERVPRO of South Bronx at 347-590-9902.

  • To stop further areas and items from water damage, make sure the water source is turned off.
  • Be sure to turn off circuit breaker in the affected area before you unplug or remove any electrical devices located on the wet carpet.
  • You should place aluminum foil under the legs of any furniture which is on the wet carpet if you can’t move it to a dry area.. This will help prevent furniture stains on your carpet. It will also keep the furniture from absorbing water which will prevent damage.
  • Tie or lift drapes up away from any wet carpet.
  • Remove all items that are in contact with the wet carpet, like books, shoes, paper goods, plants, and other items which could stain the wet carpet.

Do not attempt the following:

  • Do not use your home vacuum, since you may get an electrical shock, and you may damage the equipment itself.
  • Don’t place newspaper in traffic areas to walk on. Newspaper ink may stain the wet carpet.
  • Don’t walk on carpet any more than you have to. This will keep the damage from spreading to dry areas.

Anything that is not dried properly and quickly can become a source for mold to grow, which could require professional mold removal.

Our Flood Damage Restoration Technicians are trained on all of the latest techniques, using state-of-the-art equipment and machinery. Moisture meters are used to locate moisture that may not be visible or may be hidden behind walls or cabinets, so that our Water Damage Restoration Service Technicians can be certain that everything is dry. Because we understand how important it is to react quickly in the unfortunate event of water, smoke or fire damage, you can rely on SERVPRO of South Bronx. We’re there when you need us!

For emergency service call us at 347-590-9902

Common Strom Damage Caused By Hurricanes | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

The Bronx is familiar with the damage that accompanies severe storms, like hail, ice, and snow storms. With its location near the coast, neither is the area unfamiliar with hurricanes. But did you know there are a total of ten common storms? They are hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, snow storms, hail storm, thunderstorms, lightning storms, tropical storms, ice storms and Derecho storms.

Of these, Derecho storms are actually considered rare. Have you heard of it before? This type of storm happens when several large storms form one giant storm that can reach speeds of 58 miles per hour (at least) and cover 250 miles.

Whatever storm is coming, SERVPRO® of South Bronx knows how important it is that a home feels secure and protected.

With South Bronx’s proximity to the coast, many of these possible storms could affect the area. New York is already familiar with how far reaching the destruction from Hurricane Sandy was. In fact, most hurricanes reach farther than one might think.

<h3they-cause-so-much-damage-it-s-vital-to-be-familiar-with-the-damage-caused-by-hurricanes-and-how-the-damage-is-caused:0a3064c99cbe1ad3a6862dacb0cd104d">Since they cause so much damage, it’s vital to be familiar with the damage caused by hurricanes and how the damage is caused.<h4wind:0a3064c99cbe1ad3a6862dacb0cd104d">First, wind.

The wind created by hurricanes can be linked to the majority of damage caused by hurricanes. In some hurricanes, the wind is so strong as to form tornadoes. Powerful winds of 74 - 155 miles per hour are common and strong enough to cause severe wreckage. Trees, power lines, vehicles, and roofs are all at risk from wind. Storm winds pick up and scatter debris of all shapes and sizes, causing further destruction.

<h4storm-surge:0a3064c99cbe1ad3a6862dacb0cd104d">Second, storm surge.

Even before a hurricane hits land, its wind is causing damage. As the hurricane moves closer to shore, it brings water with it, pushing it toward the coast. The excess water has nowhere to escape to, so it piles up and forms what has been called a “wall of water.” The water rises high above the predicted tide level and crashes into the shore, creating destruction and flooding inland.

<h4floods:0a3064c99cbe1ad3a6862dacb0cd104d">Third, floods.

As mentioned, storm surge is a primary cause of flooding when excess water is forced from the ocean and onto the shore and further. But the other primary cause of flooding is from heavy precipitation. Hurricanes cause excessive heavy rainfall, both in the area where it lands and as far as the surrounding 100 miles. Tropical storms that don’t reach hurricane status can have this effect, too.

The damage caused by hurricanes can be extensive and overwhelming to recover from. But you don’t have to do it alone. SERVPRO® of South Bronx is always ready to help.

4 Ways to Prepare for Storm Damage and Flooding | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

A 2017 report from the Economist says that the likelihood of floods, even in low-risk areas, is increasing due to climate change. If it rains, flooding is possible.

So what is a flood? By its legal definition, a flood is when two (or more) properties or acres have been wholly or partly submerged in water.

But when you’re facing a flood, you won’t care about the legal definition. You’ll care about personal safety, property damage, and restoration.

So in the event of a flood, here are some simple steps for preparation.


Geography - how close you are to the coast and the type of land your property sits on both affect your risk of flooding. To learn about your area’s flood risk, contact the local government or FEMA. Knowledge is power, especially in an emergency. Learn the risk in order to prepare appropriately. For the South Bronx area, start here.

A weather radio is also a good way to be informed about imminent flood risks.


Every home should be equipped with an emergency preparedness kit - and every car and office. The purpose of the kit may change how it is stocked, but it’s important to store important documents and medications, etc., in a waterproof case. Include extra food and water supplies. Fresh water is especially important in the event of a flood, because flood waters contaminate normal water sources.

If you need help packing your emergency kit, read this.


Flooding caused by a severe storm can potentially knock out the power grid. Having a generator in your home means having a reliable power source. For a guide on how to purchase a generator, start here.

Water conducts electricity in dangerous ways. If possible, move appliances to drier and safer ground before a storm hits.


An evacuation order is often issued if a storm is a big enough threat. Prepare for this by becoming familiar with the local government’s evacuation policy. This plan can be used to create an evacuation plan for everyone in your household. Include emergency communication modes in this plan. Everyone should practice evacuating until the plan has been memorized.

Remember, high flood waters conceal damage caused by currents and high winds. Always be cautious.

When the flood waters recede, you’ll be eager to return home as soon as possible. SERVPRO® of South Bronx is always ready to help with expert restoration services.