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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.

Commercial Cleaning Done Right | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee in PPE prepping an area for cleaning Are you ready to have the cleanest business in town? Contact SERVPRO of South Bronx for all your cleaning needs.

SERVPRO is nationally known for the restoration services we provide to homeowners following accidents or disasters. But some people may not realize that we are every bit as passionate about business owners as we are the homeowners.

We provide business owners the same services that we do for our homeowners, restoration following any type of accident or disaster. And we also provide custom solutions that only benefit the commercial space that you have poured your heart and soul into. Commercial cleaning is one example.

<h2services-for-businesses-of-any-kind-or-size">Commercial Services for Businesses of Any Kind or Size

Your focus should be on pleasing your customers, and you can let our focus be on making your business clean. We handle professional, high-quality cleaning and sanitation for all types of facilities:

Retail facilities, such as department stores, craft stores or supermarkets. Cleanliness goes well with anything, but especially when you are trying to attract customers to shop with you!

Educational facilities, such as schools, libraries or athletic facilities. With so many people in these types of facilities, it’s important to clean commonly used items regularly. And even regular cleaning by teachers and students only gets rid of half the bacteria from desks.

Health facilities, such as doctors’ offices, hospitals or assisted living centers. These places mandate that you keep cleanliness a top priority, and we help you exceed those expectations and the CDC standards.

Foodservice facilities, such as restaurants, kitchens or distribution centers. Without question, cleaning and sanitation are crucial in the food industry. We can help take the burden of cleaning off your plate, so you can focus on the good food.

Property management, like stadiums, apartment complexes or high-rises. When you put effort into the lobby of your company, your customers will take notice.

Studies show that the workforce can lose $260 billion per year in lost productivity due to illness within the workplace. By allowing SERVPRO to handle your cleaning and sanitation needs, you can prove to employees and customers their health is your main concern.

When you’re ready to have the cleanest business in town, we’re ready to help. Contact your local SERVPRO to get the pros working on the cleaning so you can work on the work.

SERVPRO Of South Bronx Commercial Property Restoration Due To Water Damage

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Oil spill and water flood in commercial space. SERVPRO of South Bronx will grantee you highly skilled contents restoration experts will determine the best techniques for treating your belonging, d

Flooding and water damage events at SERVPRO South Bronx commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Bronx

SERVPRO of South Bronx specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.

Call Us Today: (718)-590-9902

Commercial Restoration | SERVPRO of South Bronx

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage to your business. Damaged commercial basement due to a flood.

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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We Have The Specialized Equipment To Handle Fire Damage Remediation In The Bronx

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Bronx Fire Restoration This building had smoke damage from a fire in a shared basement.

Caution and Special Equipment Needed During Fire Damage Residue Clean-Up in the South Bronx

One of the ways that South Bronx fire residues differ from ordinary soiling is impossible to understand without looking through a microscope. The visible portion of smoke and the staining seen from soot is made up of tiny bits of incompletely combusted building materials. These minute particles frequently smear and spread if a simple wipe away approach is used, although that technique is often successful with other kinds of dirt.

Soot Is Abrasive, Acidic, and Toxic

The residues left after fire damage in your South Bronx also contain rough, sharp-edged particles. Merely scrubbing them away results in scratching of smooth surfaces because of the fine, gritty materials. Many surfaces coated in soot residues experience tarnishing or corrosion, a chemical change linked to the highly acidic nature of soot. Soot also contains hazardous substances created during combustion, including known carcinogens. Cleanup without personal protective equipment (PPE) exposes workers to potential injury or illness.

Air Quality Suffers Because of Fire Residues

Much of the soot in smoke settles on surfaces, but a percentage remains airborne. While performing fire damage cleanup, additional soot particles are stirred up and join the bits floating. These particles contribute to long-lasting odors issues and impair healthy air quality. To address this challenge, SERVPRO recommends the use of negative pressure air scrubbing equipment in fire damage mitigation and remediation projects. The air scrubbing set up includes plastic barriers to isolate the work area, sealed by the suction action of the equipment. Contaminated air moves through HEPA filters, with significant capture of the small, abrasive particles. The filtered air vents to the outside to prevent further residue deposit.

Research Points Our Technicians to Effective Cleaning Protocols

The hot, high oxygen fire fueled by paper or dry wood leaves a loose, ashy residue. Dry brushing or sponging removes staining from ceilings and walls, and HEPA-filtered vacuums are well-suited to collect and contain that ashy for disposal. Rubber, plastic, and padding or fabrics release sticky, dark soot full of abrasives. SERVPRO uses cleaning products containing wetting agents and surfactants to lift the residues from the surface, suspending the debris to limit its abrasive effect as it is sponged or toweled off the structures.

Protein-Based Residues Require Special Handling

Kitchen fires produce a residue that is an evaporative substance rather than soot--similar to the coatings on frequently used pots and pans. Industry best practices employed by SERVPRO include the careful application of abrasives often accompanied by solvents to dislodge this highly adhesive coating.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training mastered by our SERVPRO of South Bronx employees help us match products, tools, and methods to clear away fire residues appropriately and efficiently. Call (347) 590-9902 to schedule an assessment and planning to resolve challenging fire damage issues.

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Locust Point Business Can Thrive After a Fire or Flooding l SERVPRO of South Bronx

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Bronx knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. SERVPRO of South Bronx knows the commercial restoration process inside & out. Here are some of our best tips in choosing the right restoration company

We know business owners can feel like they’re facing an uphill battle when dealing with damage from a fire or flooding.

But business owners in our area have a powerful partner in the South Bronx SERVPRO team. We’ll use our expertise to advise and support you the entire way.

Rebuilding Your Business After a Fire or Flood

Your business can rebuild and succeed even after it’s been damaged. But you’ll need to move forward with a plan quickly. Here’s how you can do it:

Take time to review your disaster plan. Focusing after a fire or flood damages your family business can be a challenge for even the most focused business owner. That’s why your plan is an essential part of moving forward. Please read through it again once (or a few times) and follow it carefully.

Document all your damage before the cleanup process begins. Having pictures from before the cleanup process begins allows the insurer of your property damage. Invest some time in building a complete inventory of all your lost or damaged items. If you can, add the value of each item to your inventory. You can pass all this information along to your insurer.

Support your valuable employees. You rely on your employees, and they rely on your business. You can take steps to do what you can for them during this difficult time. You can look to resources like the Small Business Administration (SBA) for help.

Don’t forget to update the members of your community. Communicating with your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your community. will put you in a better position when it’s time to open again. Social media and your email marketing list can make this easier.

If your business is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Fire Safety All Businesses Should Know

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

When you are at work, you should remember to practice fire safety. It may be easy to forget about safety when you’re busy doing your daily tasks at work, but remembering safety is always important. When it comes to fire safety in the office there are a few things you should remember. 

 Tips for Office Fire Safety

Make fire safety a priority in the workplace by encouraging your colleagues and employees to take action. Here are some tips for fire safety:

  • Have an emergency evacuation plan in case of a fire
  • Hold office fire drills at least once a year
  • Be attentive when using coffee makers, toasters, and microwaves in the office
  • Try not to use a space heater, or keep heaters away from flammable items
  • Do not use damaged electrical equipment
  • Only use extension cords for temporary purposes
  • Only allow smoking in designated areas and make sure cigarettes are properly disposed of
  • Train employees on how to use fire extinguishers

Fire Protection for Office Buildings

One of the best ways to stay safe from a fire is to install fire protection systems in your building. Fire sprinklers, alarms, and extinguishers can keep you safe from a fire.

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Installing fire sprinkler systems saves lives and protects property. Fire sprinklers can extinguish or stop the spread of a fire. A fire sprinkler system can be designed to fit the needs of your facility and keep everyone safe.

Fire Alarms

Fire alarm systems alert building occupants of a fire so they can escape safely and quickly. When a fire breaks out, you may only have minutes to escape so every second count. This means you need a fire alarm system to alert people as soon as a fire is detected in the building.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers can prevent fires from growing too large and destroying property as well as injuring people. Install extinguishers and have them regularly inspected to keep your building protected. Train employees on the proper way to use a fire extinguisher.

When Water Hits You Must Act Quick

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Water can cause significant destruction in your Bronx office despite if it results from a broken HVAC system, malfunctioning fire sprinkler system or a burst pipe, among other reasons. When water hits you must act quick to minimize overall loss to your business such as destruction to office equipment, supplies, furniture, and documents.

Furthermore, commercial water damage in a Bronx office building can cause loss of income if you must shut down operations. The impact it can have on your business’ finances can create time-consuming tasks for some of your office personnel. Restoring an office after a water loss incident is a challenge. Using proper water removal strategies can restore salvageable items and spare the building from further destruction. The experts at SERVPRO of South Bronx can help you to manage the damage. Here are a few helpful tips to that can prevent further damage to your business:

  • Shut down the main water source immediately to stop any water flow from coming into the office.
  • Switch off electricity for areas of the office building which came into contact with any water.
  • Open doors and windows to boost air circulation.
  • Mop the wet areas, surfaces, and furniture to extract as much water as you can.
  • If there are damp paper documents, determine which ones are essential and which ones you can discard. Spread out the valuable documents in an appropriate location so they can dry.
  • Move computers, documents, and other equipment or materials that are not ruined, but are sensitive to moisture.

Water intrusion in any office building is a sensitive situation, and that’s why SERVPRO of South Bronx responds promptly to emergency calls 24/7/365. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) can help you remove the water and dry your office with minimal disruption to your daily operations. Our technicians excel in the field and will quickly act on what needs to be done effectively. Water may seep into wall cavities and get trapped behind building materials, creating ongoing moisture issues. Surfaces can appear to be dry but there can be moisture that cannot be seen by the naked eye. We have specialized equipment to monitor like moisture meters and thermal cameras to detect moisture under floors and behind walls. If mitigation is not done correctly more serious problems can arise in the future such as mold which is everyone’s nightmare.

We also have advanced air movers that allow the proper airflow to circulate the affected area and speed up the drying time. Our crew also uses dehumidifiers to eliminate any moisture from the air creating an effective drying atmosphere for affected areas. We provide total cleanup services that can restore your office to its preloss state quickly and effectively. We can communicate with your insurance company to handle the formalities of filing a claim making the entire process a little easier.

When water affects your office, call SERVPRO of South Bronx at (347) 590-9902 for restoration services. We can get the job done right to make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

What If Water Removal Causes Additional Damage at My Bronx Business?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Fast Water Removal in the Bronx Is a Must for Businesses -- If Strategies for Efficient Extraction Result in Structural Damage SERVPRO Anticipates the Problem and Has a Solution Ready.

It is very common for water losses in Bronx businesses to involve considerable migration of fluids into porous building materials and cavities. Just because the water seems to have disappeared does not mean that progressive deterioration and secondary damage are not continuing unseen. Spaces between walls, over ceilings, and in various recesses become containers for water that needs release and extraction.

What Strategies Do Professional Restorers Use to Access Water Behind, Under, and Above Structural Components?

If water removal in your Bronx jewelry store requires extraction of trapped water, strategies we use start with the least disruptive. Listed below are some approaches that increase in disruption of the affected building materials.

Removal of Toe Kicks

Your display counters might rest on wooden supports, the front of which can be pried out without permanent damage to allow the release of water and enhanced airflow during structural drying.

“Injectidry” Type Systems for Floors and Under Baseboards

If water percolated through hardwood floor strips or planks or is caught behind the ball at baseboard level, negative air pressure suction systems work to pull that fluid out. Floor mats lie flat on the hardwood and attach to hoses linked to an extractor to remove water from several flooring layers. Similarly, the baseboards can be pried off, small holes cut, and the hoses inserted to suction liquid water. Changing the air pressure to positive forces warm air through later to facilitate drying.

Weep Holes and Flood Cuts

When water causes surfaces to bulge, SERVPRO technicians punch weep holes to release the water carefully, in a controlled manner. Suppose walls are damp and deteriorating from the base up. In that case, we might recommend a flood cut, the drywall sawn several inches above the waterline, and removed for fast water extractions and more effective drying.

Who Takes on Responsibility for Build Back of Structural Altered During Water Removal?

Our carpenters and other construction division workers help with the controlled demolition for water release. They then return to reconstruct any portions of your store that have permanent damage from the water removal facilitation.

SERVPRO of South Bronx offers wrap-around water removal and rebuilding solutions for local businesses. Call us at (347) 590-9902 for an evaluation and a detailed restoration plan.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 2077660-DCA

Mold Remediation: 01295

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Why Does Fire Damage Restoration Seem So Complex in The Bronx?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Places a Premium on Clear Communication with Our Bronx Commercial Customers -- We Share Your Vision of Getting Back to Business Fast After Fire Damage Restoration

Stressed does not even begin to describe how you feel when the Bronx business you built up over the years suffers a significant fire loss. You are used to being in charge and responsible for your company's well-being and the expectations of your customers and employees. Fire damage places you on uncertain footing. The conversations you have with fire fighting authorities and restorations companies can be confusing, perhaps making the actions needed to mitigate and remediate the damage seem more complicated than necessary.

What Is My Best Source for Questions About Fire Damage Restoration?

When seeking commercial fire damage restoration in the Bronx, a firm with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained and certified managers and technicians is crucial for successful results. Our well-prepared workforce has completed the course, many returning after the basic classes to earn advanced certifications better to implement the fire damage restoration industry's best practices. Open communication with our team is an excellent way to inform yourself about the true extent of the damage and the phases, steps, and tasks needed to return your property and even more your operations to preloss conditions.

Why Is Valuable Fire Damage Restoration Time Spent on Testing?

SERVPRO knows the clock is ticking for your business after a water loss. Research indicates that nearly half of the companies that close even temporarily in response to a disaster risk permanent failure. When you call on us to get your business back on track, we must get our interventions right the first time if your operations are to get running again. To avoid choosing the wrong cleaning agents, techniques, or tools, we use our training and testing our conclusions in inconspicuous spots to ensure a good result.

How Do Professionals Sort Out the Types of Fire Damage?

The residues from a fire group into three main types -- dry, wet, and protein-based. Each type is dependent on the materials that fueled the fire. It is important to note that the residues can vary within the space, so we must be vigilant to evaluate them as they change.

Dry soot -- light and ashy, typically from a hot and fast paper or wood-fueled fire, usually removed by mechanical means:
    •    Brushing
    •    Dry sponging
    •    Vacuuming

Wet soot -- thick and sticky, resulting from plastics, rubbers, or damp textiles smoldering, removed with a cleaner and a technique matched and tested to the soot's characteristics.

Protein-based soot -- nearly transparent and attached to surfaces like lacquer, occurs after food and grease dehydrates in the flames and heat of a kitchen fire, removed with solvents and abrasives.

What Are the Factors to Consider When Choosing a Cleaning Product?

Once the soot is identified, we need to select the most advantageous approach to restore the surfaces in your business. An eternal principle in fire damage restoration is that like dissolves like, so our first question always is the soiling water or oil-based? Once we make an initial analysis, we use our experience and training to select the most likely product. We carry a full inventory of proprietary water and oil-based cleaning solutions, as well as detergents that can bridge the gap on surfaces where both water and oil-based soot settled.

What Other Ways Do Professionals Adapt the Cleaning Process?

As we complete the cleaning of surfaces in your commercial building after identifying the type of residues, we use our knowledge of the elements of cleaning to remove the soot and staining. We adjust each element as necessary to achieve the desired result. The elements are:

    •    Temperature -- higher temperatures speed the chemical reaction of cleaning products, but can shrink textiles and cause colors to run
    •    Agitation -- loosening residues through the movement of the surface or objects to be cleaned, movement of the solution used to clean, or both (brushing, scrubbing, air or water pressure are examples)
    •    Chemical action -- the right cleaning solution permits the soiling to suspend or emulsify in the oil or water matched to use to sweep away soot or other residues
    •    Time -- also referred to as dwell time, this represents the period a solution lies on a surface, or an object soaks in a basin before agitation or rinsing

Care must be taken to ensure the objects or surfaces are durable enough to withstand the products and methods.

SERVPRO of South Bronx always takes the time to listen to customers and explain the commercial fire damage restoration process every step of the way. One quick call to (347) 590-9902 gets you back on track no matter how severe the damage.

Will My Bronx Business Recover from a Significant Water Loss?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

air scrubber with negative air pressure Call SERVPRO for water cleanup and restoration--even rebuilds--for your Bronx workplace

Water Restoration in The Bronx Can Require Many Kinds of Interventions -- Learn How SERVPRO Professionals Accomplish Comprehensive Water Removal and Restoration in Your Commercial Space  

Water damage can occur in your South Bronx business from many sources. It can be a sudden emergency, featuring a geyser of water spewing from a broken pipe to soak your stockroom. Or slow, unnoticed seepage eventually causes weakened supports and wavy floors, contributing to the risk of hidden mold growth and ruined inventory.

What Is the First Step Toward Water Damage Restoration?

Hiring a professional South Bronx water restoration company is crucial, providing clear benefits for business owners coping with either an emergency or long-term disaster. You have considerable expertise in your industry, but probably not for effective water damage restoration. As you hope your customers turn to you when your skills, experience, and products are desired, we provide our highly-trained and well-equipped water disaster crews on the job for the best results.

How Is the Water Removed and the Space Dried Out?

SERVPRO arrives with a fully-stocked service vehicle and the certified technicians to employ the tools of our trade. After ensuring that the water supply is shut off until repairs can be made, we move into emergency cleanup mode:

  • Standing water removal with submersible pumps, and remaining liquids extracted using both truck-mounted and portable units (useful for confined areas)
  • Moisture detectors and meters help technicians gather data to locate hidden water and provide baselines for drying goals
  • Limited demolition such as flood cuts and weep holes release trapped water and provide access for more efficient drying
  • Air movers and dehumidifiers encourage evaporation and capture water vapor for disposal

Where Do Rebuilders Fit Into Water Damage Restoration?

We offer a streamlined process for our business customers, supporting water damage restoration from the initial assessment through repair and reconstruction. Avoid stress and save time and expense by having all restoration phases managed by our team.

Count on SERVPRO of South Bronx to pull out all the stops necessary to get your business back on track after a water crisis. We can proudly place a decal on your front door or window--Certified SERVPRO Cleaned. Call (347) 590-9902 24/7 to explore our wrap-around restoration services.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 2077660-DCA

Commercial Water Removal In Your Bronx Office

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged office Call us today at (347) 590-9902. We can make the water loss seem “Like it never even happened.”

Necessary Steps for Commercial Water Removal in a Bronx Office Building

An office building can sustain water damage because of several reasons. Old pipes can crack or break. When pipes burst, water rushes out of them, and it can get to different areas of the building, causing damage to flooring, supplies, walls, ceilings, electrical equipment, and furniture.

Performing commercial water removal in your Bronx office building promptly is crucial. Besides the potential destruction to office items, water can destroy vital files and documents. It may also penetrate the cavities of building materials and structures and become trapped. The dampness can create ongoing moisture issues long after the water loss incident, including splitting, discoloration, and warping of structural elements and a musty scent in the office. Mold can also grow and affect the health of the people who work in the building.

At the first sign of water leakage in your commercial building, you need to call a reliable water damage restoration firm like SERVPRO. Our technicians can take efficient and quick measures to prevent large scale, costly repairs. We can deal with the loss by doing the following:

Inspection
Our technicians can find the source of the leak and help you stop or contain incoming water if it is still flowing. We can also locate the affected areas with thermal imaging cameras or moisture meters.

Water extraction
We can use pumps or wet/dry vacuums to extract as much water as possible.

Drying
We begin the drying process after removing all the water damage. Moisture affects materials in different ways. The two main variables in determining the extent of moisture destruction to materials are exposure time and permeance. We can set up air moving and dehumidification equipment in the building and monitor the drying process through each phase to ensure that the affected materials meet the predetermined drying goals.

Sanitization
Our SERVPRO technicians can clean and sanitize the affected areas using antimicrobial products. We can also remove and dispose of contaminated materials.

Rebuild
If the water ruined walls, flooring, or ceilings, we can repair them since we have a full-service reconstruction team.

If a water leak happens in your office building in The Bronx, Hunts Point, or Locust Point, SERVPRO of South Bronx can help you restore it. Call us today at (347) 590-9902. We can make the water loss seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Saving Your Bronx Business From Mold

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Partner with SERVPRO of South Bronx when mold damage puts your business at risk.

Saving Business Reputations One Mold Remediation at a Time in the Bronx

Most people recoil immediately when confronted with mold, which is the last reaction you want from visitors to your Bronx business. Inspectors are always on the lookout for microbial infestations. Other reasons for acting swiftly when mold growth is evident are the well-being of your customers and employees and the soundness of the building materials in your shop, offices, or dining establishment. Our certified crews act fast when you need mold remediation in any area of the borough (License #01295).

Mold Exposes Structures and Individuals to Risks
The sight or smell of commercial mold damage in the Bronx can damage the reputation of your business. A mold violation from health officials or building inspectors can close you down temporarily, concerning your customers and encouraging them to look elsewhere for goods, services, or their next meal. Studies show that even a brief closure can undermine your brand. Our ability to isolate the mold outbreak during remediation often permits you to remain open to meet your base’s needs.

Containment Is the Key
SERVPRO mold remediators scope out the mold-affected space. We must make sure that the necessary equipment and workers fit inside the remediation containment area planned. All openings between the remediation workspace, including windows, doorways, elevator openings, corridor entrances, ventilation openings, drains, ducts, grilles, grates, diffusers, skylights, and more require an airtight seal using 6-mil polyethylene, taped or stapled tightly. Any cracks or holes in cabinets, shelving, and other structures and fixtures must be secured completely. Negative pressure air scrubbing machines ensure the seal and vent airborne contaminants to the outside.

Training Takes Over
Our remediation crews are highly-qualified, ready to begin removing mold from both solid and porous surfaces immediately after containment completes. Mechanical removal is most efficient, scraping, and brushing off the organisms before double-bagging for appropriate disposal. Porous materials like insulation usually need removal and disposal as the mold infiltrates them extensively. SERVPRO crews can deliver excellent results for semi-porous surfaces like wood with soda and dry ice blasting. The HEPA filters on the air scrubbers and vacuums remove excess spores and debris from the air and surfaces left as residues after removal methods.

Partner with SERVPRO of South Bronx when mold damage puts your business at risk. Call (347) 590-9902 for a skilled team of licensed remediators to evaluate your commercial space and plan for swift abatement.

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Our Certified Experts Respond Quickly To Resolve Mold Damage Issues In The Bronx

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Skilled Handling of Commercial Mold Damage Helps Save Bronx Apartment

Mold can develop any time there is excess moisture in a building that goes unchecked for some time. Simple oversights such as turning off the heat when the property is unoccupied can worsen the situation. For an apartment unit in the Bronx, a leak in a water heater that went unnoticed for over a week led to widespread mold development, necessitating the input of commercial mold damage professionals. We are a licensed mold remediation contractor, License #: 01295.

Unlike other commercial mold damage incidents in the Bronx, which are localized in a particular section within a unit, the combined factors of abundant moisture in the air, and extended exposure spanning a couple of days spread the mold growth almost over the entire property. Our SERVPRO technicians noticed mold on the wall surfaces and behind the wall. The porous nature of drywall meant that even a thorough cleaning and application of antimicrobial agents could not guarantee the elimination of mold colonies from the drywall. As a licensed general contractor, license number #: 2077660-DCA, we had no problem tearing down the affected areas to remove mold.

Apart from the walls, other sections of the property, such as the floors, were also affected. Pulling up the carpet revealed the leaking water soaked everything, including the pad. Our SERVPRO team opted to remove the different assemblies in the house, including the carpet, pad, and cabinets for better access to the black mold. It also created access for dehumidifiers and other equipment to dry the main structural parts.

Mold colonies leave various residues on the surfaces they affect. Cleaning such residues and killing spores is one way to stop immediate recurrence. Our team used a HEPA vacuum to remove debris from the walls, ceiling, and floors. We then applied an antimicrobial sealer to all surfaces, including structural supports such as studs, to help destroy all microbes that developed from exposure of organic materials to moisture because of mold damage. After that, we could reinstall panels and refinish the apartment unit, eliminating signs of mold infestation, "Like it never even happened."

Mold can turn into a nagging issue if left unaddressed. Call SERVPRO of South Bronx at (347) 590-9902 to help. We are available 24/7.

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We Discuss How To identify Mold in Your Bronx Bistro

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mold in the corner of light wall “Like it never even happened.”

Identifying the Signs of Mold in Your Bronx Bistro

As common as mold might be to the businesses and residences throughout the Bronx, many property owners still do not know the appropriate ways of identifying this threat in its earliest stages. The faster that you can notice a problem developing in your bistro, the less that your customers get affected, and your business suffers. Mold growth can close your doors indefinitely until the appropriate environmental testing confirms that the threat is gone, and these protocols are even more strict in the food and beverage industry.

Figuring out whether or not you have mold damage in your Bronx bistro involves a careful inspection of the property. Higher humidity levels are all that is necessary to feed this growth, and that might be how many businesses get taken by surprise. Water damage and persistently moist areas might be prone to develop mold conditions, but these are not the only ways that these situations exist. Learning how to spot the signs of early mold development can be critical to ensure that remediation takes as little time as possible.

Odors
Your small restaurant has limited indoor space, meaning that anything that counteracts the delicious scent of the food getting prepared should get quickly discerned. Developing mold colonization emits a strong, musty odor. If you encounter this smell, even without seeing any physical signs of a colony, you should reach out to our skilled SERVPRO remediators.

Spotting
Much like it sounds, spotting can be a visual cue that mold growth has begun. On drywall surfaces, especially, you can see the early stages of mold development as an array of splotches and dots on the surface. These spots can also often indicate a much more considerable threat beyond this wall in a structural cavity for our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) to address.

If you have confronted any of these signs, or other indicators that you could be contending with harmful mold development, give our experienced SERVPRO of South Bronx team a call. We have a fast response to make mold losses. “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (347) 590-9902.

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We Help You Get Back In Business In The Bronx

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

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What to Expect During Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in the Bronx

As the proprietor of a Bronx business, you know you have the responsibility to arrange for abatement if mold growth occurs on your property. Understanding how mold remediation professionals approach, plan for, and implement a project helps you prepare your employees, protect your customers, and put a brake on any panic you may feel. Our team has the training, experience, and equipment to complete your mold remediation job with minimal disruption to your business.

Mold Inhibition Is About Moisture Control

When coping with mold damage affecting your Bronx business, learning about the life cycle of these organisms helps put everything into perspective. Mold spores are everywhere in our environment, inside and out. Airborne or settled on surfaces they cause no concern, so small they are invisible. They need two things to grow and multiply -- oxygen and water. When a moisture source is available for at least 24 to 48 hours, colonies can develop.

Zealous Cleaning Can Accelerate Mold Growth

Often the commercial cleaning products used in your business are mostly water. Preparations your cleaning staff might use to target evidence of mold damage such as staining can contribute to an ongoing mold issue. Diluted bleach solutions used to clean up mold rarely penetrate deeply enough to eliminate all hyphae, the filaments that comprise the “roots” and other structures of mold organisms. SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) learn strategies that either remove an active outbreak or interfere with the mold’s ability to continue growth and production of new spores.  

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protocol

SERVPRO mold remediation professionals follow a procedure developed by the EPA to manage mold infestations in schools and commercial buildings. The steps include:

  • Locating and determining the perimeters of the mold damage.
  • Containing the space to prevent the spread of the moldy materials with plastic sheeting and negative pressure air-scrubbing technology.
  • Mechanical removal by scraping, brushing, and use of gentle abrasives.
  • Double-bagging of mold and irretrievably contaminated porous materials.
  • Disposal of the bagged materials following local regulations.
  • Cleanup with HEPA-equipped vacuums.
  • Preventive measures such as application of EPA-registered antimicrobials and consideration of mold inhibiting coatings.
  • Finding and arranging for elimination of the moisture source that fuel the original mold outbreak.

Commercial mold removal is a specialty of SERVPRO of South Bronx, and our experts know how to abate mold with minimal disruption to your operations. Call us at (347) 590-9902 to schedule an inspection, evaluation, and planning session.

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How to Minimize Injuries Resulting From Commercial Water loss in the Bronx

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Shoe boxes in warehouse, water on floor SERVPRO of South Bronx is equipped to safely handle your commercial water loss event. Call us today!

Accident Rates Increase during Commercial Water Damage Events Inside Bronx Factories 

Any abnormal conditions can be considered unsafe in a factory setting. Workers in the Bronx expect to have a safe environment from the time they clock in until the time they leave for the day. Unforeseen incidents with plumbing or weather can create severe problems in any manufacturing setting.

When your facility in the Bronx shows signs of commercial water damage, your response should include how to protect employees immediately. Slipping on wet floors is one way employees might sustain an injury. At SERVPRO, safety is vital for both ourselves and our customers. We do not want your employees to work in an unsafe setting.

Water continues to hold the potential to cause accidents long after someone has cleaned it up when water-damaged areas remain. SERVPRO specialists understand the variety of ways damage can develop inside your factory. We not only perform diagnostic checks to locate still-damp areas, but we also discuss where the water located during the emergency. This information can help us provide more thorough mitigation and restoration services to you.

Other accidents that could cause injury to employees involve rumpled areas of carpeting, warped planks on stairways, rusted metal fasteners on railings on stairs. Our team members also have to watch for exposure to electrical components like wiring. For many of these, our building services department, under General Contractor License # 2077660-DCA, assists us in eliminating these problems. Restoring your factory's interior ensures that wiring and plumbing never stay out in the open, exposed, and capable of causing harm.

Just like our water damage mitigation professionals do, our building services professionals take the more effective methods and make them as cost-effective as possible. We want to reduce costs as much as we can while eliminating the damage that can spread or cause someone injury. Visual signs posted around the area we need to work in can also help prevent your employees from coming into hazard-filled areas.

SERVPRO of South Bronx works with other local businesses, including those in Hunts Point and Locust Point. Water damage increases the likelihood of accidents for both employees and customers, making restoration crucial for any affected factory. Our emergency services line, (347) 590-9902, is answered 24/7, 365 days a year.

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We Have The Specialized Equipment To Handle Water Damage Restoration In The Bronx

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

This building had a leakage that effected the walls. Our team stepped in and used the Stackable Cam Pro Air Mover 803 to dry out all wet walls.

Why it is Crucial for Businesses in The Bronx to Have Commercial Water Damage Professionally Mitigated

We know commercial water damage is a stressful event any time it occurs in a property. It is crucial to have the water loss mitigated professionally to ensure, along with cleanup and restoration, there are no secondary issues such as foul odors or mold growth, which have the potential to harm your business.

When SERVPRO answers a call to assist a retail business in The Bronx with commercial water damage, we gather information during the call to ascertain the type of water spill, whether it is clean water from a pipe break or biohazard-level cleanup with more severe water intrusions such as a sewage backup or groundwater.

Towels and mopping are never enough to clean up water adequately. Water migrates to places difficult to reach such as behind baseboards, under flooring and wicked into sheetrock. Our technicians spend extra time extracting water from the property using portable pumps and also using specialized equipment from weighted extractors for pushing water up and out of carpets to machines that the technicians stand on called "Rovers" that use the weight of the technician to force water to the surface. This attention to water removal speeds the restoration process along, which reduces the drying time and lessens closure time for the business.

SERVPRO techs hold certifications in a diverse array of restoration sciences, and we use specialized equipment and proprietary techniques for remediation which enable us to help business owners save more contents from being counted as a water loss, Our goal is always to restore rather than have a customer replace an item.

We know the longer a business stays closed for remediation, the more it is losing in the form of revenue. To save time, when pack out of contents is not necessary, we dry furnishings in place on raised blocks, so there is as little disruption as possible during mitigation.

After cleanup and drying, we wipe all surfaces to ensure they are sanitary for both employees and customers. Our location has certifications for mold remediation, and once we finish the cleanup and restoration, we take measures to ensure conditions are not favorable for mold growth or foul odors.

Contact SERVPRO of South Bronx at (347) 590-9902 at the first sign of commercial water damage. Our certified technicians handle all types of water loss for your business or organization and make it "Like it never even happened."

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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.

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.

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.

Call SERVPRO of South Bronx!

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

347-590-9902

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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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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SERVPRO Of South Bronx Commercial Property Restoration Due To Water Damage

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at SERVPRO South Bronx commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Bronx

SERVPRO of South Bronx specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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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