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Your Belongings and Fire Damage

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

"black chord on fire connected to wall outlet" Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house, but also your belongings.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items can be restored to pre-fire condition. We'll use several methods to clean your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out has several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is complete, we'll work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. SERVPRO can coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.

Depending on the type of documents, and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, there are five options for the restoration of documents:

  1. Air Drying
  2. Dehumidification
  3. Freezer Drying
  4. Vacuum Freeze Drying
  5. Vacuum Thermal Drying

Water Removal and Extraction

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

"grey pipe elbow with water leaking out of it" When your business has a water damage situation, you need immediate help to restore your facility while minimizing downtime.

The water extraction step removes the majority of the water from your home or property. By performing a thorough water extraction, SERVPRO® reduces the drying time and helps to prevent mold and secondary water damage. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

  • Move-Out Service

Emergency Water Removal

Highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, they may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. This step helps to reduce drying time and helps to prevent mold and secondary water damage.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

SERVPRO inspects the carpet and pad and determine if it should be removed to protect the subfloor.

  • Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
  • Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Residential Services

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

"person spray cleaning, in a hazmat suit, in a brick room" As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO, whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again.

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Highly trained restoration technicians
  • Faster to Any Sized Disaster
  • A trusted leader in the restoration industry with more than 1,900 franchises
  • Advanced restoration and cleaning equipment

Residential Restoration Services

Fire, water, and mold restoration are the cornerstones of our business. SERVPRO is dedicated to responding to your emergency fast. Our focus on training ensures we have the expertise and skills needed to promptly restore your property right the first time. Our restoration services include the following:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm and Major Events

Residential Cleaning Services

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, and homes get dirty. SERVPRO offers cleaning services ranging from air duct cleaning to removing biohazard contaminants. Their residential cleaning services will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for your family. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Overview of Residential Cleaning
  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors & Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti

When Stormy Weather Strikes, We’re Here to Help

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

an image with an industrial builing missing windows from storm damage Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO® understands that your home is more than a stru

Stormy weather is a part of life, but occasionally, a storm can turn into something more serious. Considering the fact that storms caused around $2 billion in losses in the year 2018, if you own a home, it is important to have a plan in place for what to do if one causes damage.

Choosing a restoration company is something that is best done in advance so you are able to make a sound decision. Because we can handle a variety of damages thanks to our highly trained technicians and national resources, we think our approach to restoration sets us apart.

Why You Should Call Us for Storm Damage Restoration

We Handle Moisture and Structural Damage
Storm damage is quite complex because of all the elements it can include. Not only can the structure of your home be damaged by wind, fallen trees and other debris, but this can also lead to water damage as it continues to rain. Working with a company like ours that can handle both of these types of damages is ideal, as we will be able to restore every aspect of storm damage that you sustain.

Our Technicians Are Experts in Storm Damages
No two storms are alike, nor are the damages they cause. Thankfully, our technicians are highly trained in structural and moisture damage and have fully studied the guidelines that the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification has set forth as the industry standard. We also frequently host continuing education seminars and e-learning courses to make sure each one of our technicians is up to date in their field.

We Respond Quickly and With Adequate Resources
With a 247 emergency line, we pride ourselves on our fast response time when you call. Furthermore, because we have the backing of a national brand behind us, we can call in extra resources from other SERVPRO® locations if need be to ensure we have an adequate amount of technicians around to handle the damage.

We Are a Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Unfortunately, after a disaster or severe storm, there are a multitude of post-disaster scams that aim to take advantage of areas while they are at their most vulnerable. Because we have been a local member of the community for years and are considered a national leader in restoration, you never have to worry about scams or poor service when dealing with us.

If you have experienced storm damage or want to learn more, you can call us 247 for more details.

Specialized and Professional Training

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

"an image with two workers moving equipment" SERVPRO® has the experience and training to handle all your restoration and remediation needs.

Since 1967, SERVPRO Industries, LLC. has been redefining the mitigation and restoration industries. In addition to training at the regional level, SERVPRO® developed the National Training Center in 1992 to teach restoration and mitigation skills to franchise owners and insurance industry employees.

Employee Certification Training

A self-paced program designed for the franchise employee. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

New Franchise Training

A 15-day, in-house, hands-on training program at our headquarters training facility. Designed primarily for new franchise owners, but also a valuable course for franchise employees. The program covers all aspects of:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

E-Learning

A web-based program designed to be an ongoing, self-paced training program. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module.

IICRC Training Program

SERVPRO is an approved IICRC Training School that offers year-around classes in the following categories:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Applied Structural Drying
    (in our purpose-built ASD facility)

Continuing Education

SERVPRO offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals and franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. 

Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
    (non-credit course)

The Business Partner You Need | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

"a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage"   SERVPRO of South Bronx are your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

Business owners have many luxuries, but more than that they have a lot of responsibility to ensure that their businesses stays afloat. We know that it takes all hands on deck to keep a business afloat, so if a disruption of any kind happens, it can be devastating. 

But with SERVPRO of South Bronx right here in your backyard, you can count on us to be your partner. We can carry the burden of so many different business needs both before and after disaster strikes.

Large loss recovery. There are three top causes of financial loss for businesses here in the United States—fire, storms and flooding. Each of these disasters or accidents is likely to cause a large amount of damage, and if action isn’t immediately taken, it can become even more destructive. That’s why SERVPRO is here and ready to serve you 24 hours a day to help minimize any downtime that is needed.

Emergency Ready Plan. The best thing businesses can do is to start planning before a disaster ever occurs. Being prepared beforehand can help you reduce downtime and save you money in the long run. We will help you create the perfect emergency plan for your business, so that if disaster strikes you know what to do. From creating an emergency chain of command to setting up alternative work sites, we will have you ready and prepared.

Cleaning of All Kinds. At SERVPRO, we can help with all types of special cleaning needs like trauma site cleanup and biohazard removal. We will also take care of the general cleaning needs you have, like carpet cleaning or upholstery restoration. Regardless of your situation, we can clean it all. 

Restoration Services. Whether you had a run-in with a leaky appliance or a fire in the kitchen microwave, these things will require restoration services as well as cleanup! Because SERVPRO is your neighbor, you can trust that we will be “faster to any size disaster” and help you get your business back in working order.

Industry Specialization. No matter what type of business you are running, we can help. We have spent years learning the ins and outs of each type of industry so that we can react to your specific needs. And because we understand how important your business is, we will try to do the restoration work in an enclosed area, so that you can continue with business as usual.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

The Business Partner You Need | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

 "a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage"   SERVPRO of South Bronx are your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

Business owners have many luxuries, but more than that they have a lot of responsibility to ensure that their businesses stays afloat. We know that it takes all hands on deck to keep a business afloat, so if a disruption of any kind happens, it can be devastating. 

But with SERVPRO of South Bronx right here in your backyard, you can count on us to be your partner. We can carry the burden of so many different business needs both before and after disaster strikes.

Large loss recovery. There are three top causes of financial loss for businesses here in the United States—fire, storms and flooding. Each of these disasters or accidents is likely to cause a large amount of damage, and if action isn’t immediately taken, it can become even more destructive. That’s why SERVPRO is here and ready to serve you 24 hours a day to help minimize any downtime that is needed.

Emergency Ready Plan. The best thing businesses can do is to start planning before a disaster ever occurs. Being prepared beforehand can help you reduce downtime and save you money in the long run. We will help you create the perfect emergency plan for your business, so that if disaster strikes you know what to do. From creating an emergency chain of command to setting up alternative work sites, we will have you ready and prepared.

Cleaning of All Kinds. At SERVPRO, we can help with all types of special cleaning needs like trauma site cleanup and biohazard removal. We will also take care of the general cleaning needs you have, like carpet cleaning or upholstery restoration. Regardless of your situation, we can clean it all. 

Restoration Services. Whether you had a run-in with a leaky appliance or a fire in the kitchen microwave, these things will require restoration services as well as cleanup! Because SERVPRO is your neighbor, you can trust that we will be “faster to any size disaster” and help you get your business back in working order.

Industry Specialization. No matter what type of business you are running, we can help. We have spent years learning the ins and outs of each type of industry so that we can react to your specific needs. And because we understand how important your business is, we will try to do the restoration work in an enclosed area, so that you can continue with business as usual.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Spring Brings a Variety Pack of Weather | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

"an image with a cloudy, rainy, sunny and snowy sky" Extreme temperature changes can lead to the possibility of severe weather. SERVPRO of South Bronx is a click away if you experience any damage.

The United States is one of the largest nations in the world, coming in second to Russia and Canada.

With such a large area, seasonal weather varies for every region! Different weather patterns bring about different weather threats.

As spring is coming, it means that the warm and cold air masses collide and can cause distinct weather conditions throughout the nation. Let’s review what can happen in the larger regions, and what we can expect here in the South Bronx.

Let’s start with the Pacific Northwest, which is an area expected to have heavy rain during the spring months. The areas that are higher in elevation are likely still dealing with the winter weather like snow or melting ice. And these things can cause problems of their own.

The Upper Midwest and Northeast regions experience “winter” weather much longer than the rest of the United States. From Maine to the Dakotas, they are still dealing with extremely cold weather, to the point that snowstorms and blizzards can become a factor. That includes here in The Bronx, where it can stay pretty frigid for much longer than we’d like.

While these areas are dealing with snow, the southern West Coast is doing the opposite, dealing with excessive heat waves. These heat waves can endanger lives. The South Pacific, including Hawaii, will have to be on the lookout for possible tsunamis.

The middle of the country deals with windstorms, derecho and the risk of wildfires! Because the winds are so strong and the seasons are so dry, wildfires can spread easily across the nation. This area also encompasses Tornado Alley, which is where a high concentration of tornadoes occur.

Then you have the Southeast region, which can experience a wide range of severe weather, including everything from tornadoes to severe thunderstorms. Those in these areas also must be aware of early-season hurricanes if they’re along the coast.

Like mentioned before, with the U.S. having such a large nation, different regions experience different weather threats. It doesn’t matter if you live in Texas, California or here in New York—you must be aware of the weather hazards in your area at all times.

If extreme weather leaves you with damage from water, fire or other elements, help is a click away. Contact SERVPRO for fast, expert recovery.

Getting an Emergency Ready Plan Together With Our Help | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee standing in office next to a person reviewing plans If the day comes where your business is hit with disaster or emergency, you can rest assured SERVPRO of South Bronx will be there to help.

The idea of being a business owner is exciting, but the reality is that it requires money, time and risk! You work hard to ensure that employees are happy, getting their paychecks doing their jobs to the best of their abilities.

But while you have many responsibilities, you need to make sure that emergency planning doesn’t fall by the wayside. FEMA states that 40% of small businesses can’t reopen after they’ve been hit by a disaster, and a quarter of those that do reopen are forced to close within a year. This includes disasters related to weather, fires, water damage and even situations like pandemic shutdowns.

Because life is so unpredictable, it’s important that you have an effective plan in place to keep your business thriving. Three-quarters of all small businesses don’t have a plan in place and now with our help, we can make that change!

We are proud to serve businesses in our community by helping get them set up with an Emergency Ready Plan.

No matter the type of disaster or accident, SERVPRO works to ensure that you are covered in every aspect. We will carefully analyze your business needs and determine exactly what is needed in an emergency. Your team will know the chain of command, what to do, where to go and so much more. This includes everything from the basics to specifics like alternative work sites and data backup.

While being a business owner is time-consuming and difficult at times, poor disaster planning is one thing that you won’t have to worry about. Let your local SERVPRO experts help you on the road of recovery with an Emergency Ready Plan that will not only save your business, but your employees, too.

When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

What “Full Service” Means When It Come to Restoration | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

a green SERVPRO van parked in a warehouse full of equipment When you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO of South Bronx to get the job done.

When you own a home or business, there will probably come a time when a disaster or accident will affect your home or business. And if that time comes, you can count on us!

While SERVPRO is known best as a cleaning company of some kind, what you might not realize is that we are a full-service restoration company. We can handle everything from cleaning, restoration and reconstruction to dealing with your homeowners’ insurance.

Let’s take a deeper look into what SERVPRO has to offer:

Water damage recovery. No matter the type or size of water damage that hits your home or business, you can rest assured that we will help sort it out.

Fire damage recovery. A fire happens every 23 seconds here in the United States. Fires can do a lot of damage, and that’s why SERVPRO offers you the biggest help from highly trained technicians.

Mold removal. Mold can come out of nowhere and threaten the structure of your home. Mold can also easily spread during the cleanup process, which is why it’s safer to leave that cleanup to the professionals.

Storm recovery. Natural disasters can bring damage and destruction, no matter the type of event. But you can rest easy knowing that we will take care of your recovery from start to finish.

Commercial needs. Business owners should rest assured in knowing that we offer them the same exact services we offer for homeowners, plus a little extra.

General cleaning. Everyone needs help from time to time, and we offer cleaning help to both homeowners and business owners. Life gets busy, and we can take care of things so that you can focus on your day-to-day essentials.

Specialty cleaning. When you’re in need of cleaning that goes beyond the basic, we’ve got you covered. We have specialized training in everything from air duct cleaning to biohazard cleanup. Basically, if it can get dirty or grimy, we can make it shine.

Construction. Sometimes, disasters or accidents can cause major damage and reconstruction is the only option. While that can be traumatizing, SERVPRO can help you make it the easiest rebuild.

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.