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Why Choose an IICRC Certified Company?

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

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What Being an IICRC Certified Company Means-

SERVPRO of South Bronx is an IICRC-certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. As a result? Our technicians are amply qualified to take care of any commercial or residential loss you may encounter.

The IICRC Certification Requirements We Follow-

In order to keep and maintain our elite status as an IICRC Firm, our office takes steps to meet the following requirements:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintaining a written complaint policy and agreeing to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry-

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace. This benefits our customers, as they directly benefit from our trained and certified technicians.

About Us, SERVPRO of South Bronx 

At SERVPRO of South Bronx we specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after fire, smoke or water damage. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are (as you may have gotten by now!) an IICRC certified firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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Different Types Of Storm Damage And their Practical Remedies

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

"tree blown over with roots sticking out of the ground in front of a house  Violent winds and wind-related catastrophes – all pose a significant damage risk to your property’s roof and structure.

Characterized by severe atmospheric disturbances, storm season is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. While your house is probably designed to withstand the effects of a bad storm, it almost always takes damaging structural hits whenever wild storms sweep through.

Violent winds and wind-related catastrophes blowing debris all over, freezing rains, snowstorms, lightning, and thunderstorm –all pose a significant damage risk to your property’s roof and structure.

Your house is exposed to varying degrees of damage depending on the type of storm damage and the severity of the exposure, among other factors. The common types of storm damage you should look out for include hail damagewind damageimpact damage, and water damage, among others.

It is not safe to inhabit a house that has been potentially damaged during a storm until a safety expert clears you after thoroughly accessing the damage. While the effects of wind damage are visible immediately after the storm passes, it is always the thick layer of snow on your damaged tiles and shingles that shocks you with major leaks later.

Let’s examine the different types of storm damage and their remedies:

Wind Damage

Wind damage is the damage to buildings caused by strong gusts of wind blowing at scary high velocity. Tornadoes and hurricanes are the common types of strong winds witnessed. Violent winds often cause roof damage to homes and commercial buildings. Strong winds could rip your roof shingles apart, leaving it exposed and at the risk of taking in water and other dangerous objects being blown by the wind.

Strong winds carrying debris may also damage your vehicles and furniture. In a wind storm, several steps could be taken to minimize the impact or avert any further loss. Make sure to stay indoors during the storm. Stay away from windows and walls in case of glasses break or the walls collapse when things get more intense.

You can never be too prepared for wind damage during a storm. Fortunately, in most instances, residents get windstorm alerts as early as possible so that they can evacuate hot zones or brace up for whatever the storm brings.

When you get notified beforehand, ensure to fix any broken things susceptible to wind damage.

  • Repair peeling shingles and reinforce your fence so that it is not blown away.
  • Secure outdoor equipment and items that can get blown in a wind gust.
  • Bring your outdoor furniture in the house; BBQ equipment, garbage can, and sports equipment too.
  • If you can’t park your car in a secure garage, at least keep it away from trees.
  • You can also minimize the damage by using robust and reliable material during the construction of the house.
  • Hire professional contractors to handle cleanup and restoration after a storm.

Hail damage 

Unlike wind damage, hail damage is not exactly visible after a storm. However, to detect the extent of the damage, you could check cracked shingles, dented shingles from forceful impact, and damaged roof vents and exterior pipes.

Hail’s impact on a roof varies from one roof to another depending on the materials and technique used to build the roof. For example, rubber roofs have exceptional impact resistance levels that can withstand hail damage.

Hail impact on asphalt roofs is different than on wooden or thatched roofs. For asphalt roofs, hails cause the granules to fade, thus exposing the roof felt. As a result, the asphalt begins to look shiny and loses its aesthetics. Unlike

Hail damage can be remedied using high-quality roofing materials that can withstand impact from giant hail pellets 0.2 and 1.75 inches or larger.

Insurance covers come in handy after hail damage. If you have insurance protection, make sure you file a claim after every hail storm –do not take liability for an insured risk.

Water damage

Water damage is a common occurrence during or after a storm. Not all water damages result from leaks that destroy the interior of your house. Sometimes heavy downpours during a storm can have water accumulating outside your house that ends literally making its way into the house through the front door.

Water damage often has adverse effects on roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors. Again, the damage on roofs is varies depending on the material used to construct it and how the roof was made.

Clogged gutters may lead to retention of water in the gutters. The retained water sips through cracks on the roof, and the shingles start developing mold, which nourishes in moist surfaces. Paint on the wall may also peel off because of stormwater washing them away.

Damaged wall painting could be repaired by repainting the wall. However, a paint of stronger water resistance could save your wall from imminent water damage during storms.

Impact Damage

Impact damage is another type of storm damage that results in a catastrophic outcome. The damage is seen in the form of fallen trees and debris getting blown by strong winds against structures and other properties. The objects fall on houses, vehicles, and equipment, resulting in colossal losses.

An excellent way to avoid impact damage in the future is by building away from tall trees or trimming trees around the house.

Making use of the latest architectural technology in roofing can reduce the impact by a considerable magnitude. Take good care of trees around the house to make sure that they are strong and unlikely to fall in the event of violent winds. Get rid of weak trees that can’t withstand strong winds and other implications of a storm.

This could save you time and money if a storm is to occur at any time. In the event of a tree falling on your house, there are remedies and first actions that can be taken to save life and property. First, call for an emergency help –the police, emergency shelters, etc.

Notify your insurance providers of the damage as soon as the storm subsides. File for a claim to get compensated for the damage sustained. Vacate the building and call your contractor to come and evaluate the damage.

Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be forced to leave your home for an alternative shelter until repairs are done.

Tips to Prevent A House Fire & Who Cleans The Damage

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

"smoke detector hanging from ceiling surrounded by smoke" As a resident of an old house, fire safety is something important to consider. Protect yourself and your belongings by doing the following updates to

Keep an Eye on Old Electrical Wiring

Electrical wiring requires regular inspection and upkeep. Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes for the start of house fires in older US homes. One way to know if your home wiring and electrical outlets are operating up to safety code is to hire an electrician to inspect and test them.

For wiring that lies deep within the walls of the home, the inspection can be more difficult. An electrician may suggest installing an AFCI or AFDD device. When connected to a circuit breaker, it can detect an electric arc. This will set off the breaker and should prevent the sparks that can lead to house fires.

Replace Smoke Detectors

If you live in an older home, chances are it’s time to change the smoke detectors. While it is important to remember that battery replacement is needed a few times a year, complete replacement of the device itself is also critical for optimum safety. Purchasing new smoke alarms is fairly inexpensive, and one of the best ways to prevent a house fire or catch one as it begins within the home. Federal regulations suggest installing smoke detectors in all of the following locations in your home:

  • Inside every bedroom
  • Outside of every sleeping area
  • One on each level of the home, including the basement

Install Fire Extinguishers

If a fire does start in your home, do you have a plan for what to do? Making an emergency plan will help you and other household members to know how to react and how to get to safety quickly. If a small fire starts, you can sometimes take care of it yourself before much damage is done. Having a fire extinguisher on hand can be very helpful for preventing the spread of a house fire and reducing fire damage significantly. Consider installing a fire extinguisher in one or more of the suggested areas:

  • Kitchen
  • Furnace room
  • Laundry room
  • Crawl space/loft

If you have never operated a fire extinguisher before, take time to study the user manual to become familiar with how to operate it. If you want to take it one step further, get a spare extinguisher, and practice outdoors so you are prepared if a real fire occurs.

Add a Sprinkler System

While some homeowners worry about how to prevent a house fire caused by a home sprinkler system, the truth is, fire sprinklers can reduce the danger of having a full-blown house fire by over 80%. A sprinkler system can react far faster than a fire fighting crew who has to be called and arrive at the scene.

While some water damage may result, fire damage cleaners can usually take care of the resulting water quickly. The water can should the fire quickly and will result in less overall fire havoc to deal with.

Perform Regular Inspections and Routine Replacement

Once you invest in alarms, extinguishers, and other preventative measures, be diligent about maintaining the new systems you have in place. All of these protective measures can only be useful and can help prevent a house fire. Have an electrician perform regular inspections of old wiring and electrical outlets to make sure they are running up to current safety standards.

The schedule for fire safety testing and device replacement is as follows:

  • Test smoke detectors monthly
  • Replace smoke detector batteries every six months
  • Install new smoke detector fixtures every ten years
  • Test fire sprinklers annually
  • Test all other fire alarm systems according to your service provider’s guidelines

Create a Safe Environment

Older homes do not have to be high-risk environments for fires when safety is properly addressed. As you take these basic measures to prepare for and prevent a house fire, you can live with more peace of mind in your one-of-a-kind older home. If a small or large fire does occur in your older home, call the fire damage cleaners at United Water Restoration Group for help in the fire restoration process.

What to do after a storm

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

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STORM DAMAGE TO ROOF – WHAT TO DO AFTER A STORMStorm Damage / May 27, 2022

Summer storms can be severe, and they often cause damage to roofs. If a storm has damaged your roof, it is important to take action to ensure that further damage does not occur.

Damage to your roof can be a massive inconvenience and even pose a serious safety risk to your home. If you live in an area prone to storms, it is essential to know what to do if your roof is damaged. 

This article will outline some of the steps you should take in the aftermath of a storm to minimize damage and keep your home safe.

WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY STORMS?

A storm can cause many different types of damage. Here are some of the most common types of storm damage to roofs:

Wind damage

One of the most common types of storm damage is wind damage. High winds can cause shingles to be lifted off of your roof, exposing the underlying layers to the elements. This can lead to leaks and further damage over time. Hurricane-force winds can even cause structural damage to your roof.

During a storm, it is essential to keep an eye on the wind speeds in your area. If winds exceed 34 miles per hour, it is time to take action to protect your home.

Rain damage

Another common type of storm damage is rain damage. Heavy rains can cause leaks in your roof, leading to water damage in your home. In extreme cases, flooding can occur.

Keep an eye on the weather forecast before a storm hits. If there is a chance of heavy rains, take steps to protect your home such as by clearing gutters and downspouts and covering any exposed areas of your roof.

Hail damage

Another type of roof damage that storms can cause is hail damage. Hail is another common occurrence in thunderstorms. Hail can cause dents and cracks in your shingles, leading to leaks. In extreme cases, hail can even cause holes in your roof.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF A STORM DAMAGES YOUR ROOF?

If your roof is damaged by a storm, here are some steps you should take to ensure that further damage doesn’t occur:

1. Inspect the damage from a distance 

The first step is to inspect the damage and assess the extent of the repairs that need to be made. Here are some things to look for:

Missing or damaged shingles: Look for missing or damaged shingles. If any are missing or damaged, they will need to be replaced.

LeaksLook for any leaks in your home. If you find any, they need to be fixed as soon as possible.

Inspect your gutters and downspouts: If they are damaged, they will need to be repaired or replaced.

We highly suggest viewing the damage from a distance because it could be dangerous. This is where the next step comes in handy.

2. Contact a roofing contractor

The next step is to call a roofing evaluation professional so that everything is handled properly from beginning to end. When you hire a professional company, things can be done correctly right out the gate. 

It can be stressful when you try to deal with damage to your home by yourself because you may have an emotional attachment to the home. With a professional handling everything from storm damage evaluations to dealing with your insurance company, you can stress less.

3. Take preventive measures

Once your roof has been repaired, it is essential to take steps to prevent future damages. Here are some things you can do:

Install hurricane straps: Install hurricane straps on your roof if you live in an area prone to hurricanes. These straps help to secure your roof to your home, which can help to prevent it from being blown away in high winds.

Install a roof rake: A roof rake is a tool that you can use to remove snow and ice from your roof. This can help to prevent damage from melting snow and ice.

Trim trees: Trim them back if you have trees near your home. This will help prevent branches from falling on your roof and causing damage.

Take action now to protect your home from storm damage. By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that your home is safe and secure.

COMMON CAUSES OF KITCHEN FIRES

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Probably one of the scariest experiences anyone could face is dealing with a home cooking fire. Most people cook every day, but it could only take a second for something to catch on fire. A 2020 research report from the National Fire Protection Association averages that nearly 49 percent of all reported home fires are caused by cooking.

True Builders has provided kitchen fire repair services to dozens of homes in the Bronx, so we understand first-hand how devastating a house fire can be and the type of structural damage it can create.

Seeing as the holiday season is the peak time of year for most home cooking fires, it's important to be aware of the five most common reasons causes of a kitchen fire. Knowing these safety risks isn't just a way to help avoid costly home repairs; it could save your life.

1) Leaving your cooking unattended

Unattended cooking is by FAR the leading factor of most kitchen fires. In fact, it was the cause of nearly 31 percent of all home fires and 53 percent of cooking fire-related deaths between 2014-2018.

Walking away while you're cooking, even for a second, can quickly become a dangerous situation. It's never a good idea to multi-task and be moving around your house if there is an open flame or your stove is set to a high temperature. You should always be focused on your cooking.

Also, if you feel you're too tired or not feeling well, it's better to leave the stove alone and order takeout. Nearly 23 percent of kitchen fires happened because the person was asleep, and sleeping accounted for almost 40 percent of civilian casualties from 2014-2018.

2) Frying with oil

Anytime you fry or broil anything using oil, it needs continuous attention. Two-thirds (66 percent) of kitchen fires occurred after cooking oil, fat, grease, butter, and other cooking substances were ignited. Oil can make the fire spread faster and can still cause a fire the next time someone cooks if there's any residue left on the stovetops.

When you're cooking and frying oil:

  • Cover the bottom of your pan with just enough oil so your food isn't submerged.
  • Add your food gently into the pan so the oil doesn't splatter.
  • Clean the entire cooking area and countertops so no oil or grease splatter is left on any surface.
  • In the event your pan does catch on fire, DO NOT use water to extinguish the flames. This will only cause the fire to spread. If you can, put on oven mitts and safely slide a non-glass lid onto the pan to smother the flames and then turn off your stove.

3) Setting the cooking temperature too high

You don't need to turn your stove or oven top all the way up to properly cook your food. While you may be hungry and just want to get the cooking out of the way, setting your appliances to ridiculously high temperatures is extremely dangerous.

As mentioned before, food combustion is responsible for most kitchen fires, and when combined with oil, it creates a recipe for disaster. Preheat your stove or oven to the recommended cooking temperature and don't leave it unattended. If you have a gas stove, never let the flame rise over the top of the pot or pan. Be patient and follow exactly what the recipe calls for.

4) Wearing loose-fitting clothing around your stove

Clothing ignitions are responsible for a large number of fire-related deaths even though they make up less than one percent of all home cooking fires annually. Loose and billowy clothes can catch on fire if they come in contact with a burner or if the fabric gets caught on the stove.

How quickly your clothes will catch on fire depends on the type of fabric. Cotton and linen burns quickly and can be lit in a matter of seconds. Polyester, nylon, and spandex won't burn as fast, but what makes synthetic materials so dangerous is that they'll melt directly onto your skin. The best thing to wear when cooking is a fire-retardant apron and form-fitting clothes.

5) Flammable compounds left near an open flame or other heating elements

Your kitchen is full of flammable objects. Napkins, paper towels, rags, food packages, cookbooks, recipe cards, and wooden utensils should never be left near or around your stove or oven top. It's important any highly flammable or combustible items are kept away from your cooking surfaces.

What should you do after you experience a kitchen fire?

Above all else, call 911 immediately if you cannot control the kitchen fire. A kitchen or home is replaceable, your life isn't.

If the cooking fire was small and has been properly handled, you should give our team at True Builders a call! There are a number of items that will need replacing after a kitchen fire, including your cabinets, flooring, appliances, and countertops. Smoke can also damage your walls and the material underneath, so these things may need replacing as well. Once we've assessed the damage, we can go to work on the repair and restoration process.

If you've experienced a kitchen fire due to one of the five items listed above, call True Builders to come and fix the damage!

Only you can help prevent kitchen fires. It's key to reducing the possibility of starting a fire while cooking. Always keep these five elements in mind the next time you go use your stove or oven. In the event of a kitchen fire, AFTER calling 911 if necessary, remember to call us at 347-590-9902! We'll fix all the existing damage and help things get back to normal! 

How to Tell If Water Damage Is New or Old?

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Signs Can Indicate Age of Damage

When surveying water damage in your home or business, it may be difficult to determine how old the damage is. Often, new homeowners, those moving into an apartment, property owners in between tenants, or even those simply doing some redecorating come across water damage that gives them pause. The question becomes, is it superficial damage that requires minimal cleanup? Damage that has already been tackled at the source and is no longer a threat? Or something deeper that requires the assistance of a professional cleanup and restoration company like SERVPRO®? Considering the time-sensitive nature of finding water damage, it is important you gather as much information as possible before you take the next steps. If you have found what you believe is water damage, the following tips can help you determine if the water damage is new or old: ?

  • If you can safely reach the area, try touching the water damage. You can determine a lot using this method; if the water’s still wet, and the surrounding walls and ceiling are firm, the water damage is new. However, if what you touch is squishy, as well as the surrounding walls, it is likely the water damage is old
  • Take into consideration the history of the home or business. Try to recall when any past damage occurred, if any, as well as their severity. Additionally, be aware of your location; consider how many storms the property normally experiences, and what the severe weather is like in your region. Ultimately, be aware of the layout and potential “hot spots” for water damage, as this factors into determining whether what you have discovered is new or old water damage
  • Look for decay in and around the area of damage, as that may indicate the damage has been there for an extended period
  • Keep an eye out for mold, as it can take several days to appear after water damage
  • Look for rings in the affected walls or surfaces. Just as the number of rings indicates a tree’s age, rings around water damage can help you determine whether the damage is new or old. A dark spot with no rings around it tends to mean the damage is new. However, if you see numerous rings of different shades, that can mean the area has gone back and forth between being soaked and dried and old
  • Lastly, examine the affected materials in general. Thicker paint and/or tiles can trap water, leading to leaks. Something as small as a minor water blotch can indicate there is water that’s been building up behind the materials for a long time, but of course, more obvious signs, like ceiling bubbles from water, can point to increasing damage as well

If you’re not sure it’s water damage, to begin with, please visit: What Are The Signs of Water Damage In Walls? Keep in mind, that just because water damage is old (or may appear old) doesn’t mean you should wait. If left unattended, water damage can get worse over time; how quickly that happens varies, depending on how much water is present, in what areas, and the age of the home or business. Make sure you know whatever is remaining is superficial by either getting an inspection or confirming with your property owner.

Remember, it's important to act quickly, even if you’re not sure you’re dealing with water damage. Here are different ways water damage can get worse:

  • Water damage can spread the longer it sits unattended. Even an initially small bit of damage can grow worse and larger, becoming much more severe. Even if you don’t notice it at first, pipes can leak, causing severe destruction in a matter of days; what can become especially dangerous is when the water damage is hidden behind a wall or other obstruction
  • Flooding can occur, especially from aging appliances like washing machines and dishwashers

  • Foundations or electrical wiring can become compromised

Call SERVPRO if you want an inspection of your property. Our average detailed inspection process begins with an initial damage assessment, where our technicians will survey the scope of damage to determine the best course of action, as well as note any safety concerns or hazards that may be present, like asbestos or lead. At this time, it’s important the source of water is stopped as soon as possible if it hasn’t already. Once the water has been stopped, we’ll check for contamination, classifying the water into one of three categories. The category level indicates the degree of contamination. It’s important we make this determination, as the category affects the restoration process, and ensure we complete the cleanup to industry standards and specifications. Finally, we’ll move and block furniture, to help prevent rust or furniture stains on the carpet.

Remember, hidden water damage can be costly, so getting it fixed as soon as possible is of utmost importance. Whatever your case may be, SERVPRO can help. With over 2,000 franchises across the United States and Canada, we are uniquely positioned to provide individualized, local attention, with the support and resources of a national brand. Whether you have suffered from minor damage or something large, we understand water damage is a time-sensitive issue; SERVPRO is committed to helping you fix it. Call today, and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Your Belongings and Fire Damage

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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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)

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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)

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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.