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Upper West Side Property Owners Trust SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water on concrete floor Pipe leaks behind walls tend to catch you off guard. Contact our certified team to root out the cause and remediate the water damage in your home.

Aging Pipes Can Lead to Water Cleanup in Upper West Side Condos

The architecture throughout the Upper West Side has a unique look and feel that sets the townhouses, condos, and high rises here apart from any of the other boroughs. Part of that character comes from the older properties, many of which still have their original copper plumbing beginning with the primary service line from the distribution system and throughout the network of piping indoors. While formerly the typical choice in new construction, this material has begun to show its weaknesses over the past decades in rusting and scaling. Rust can erode the material, ultimately causing it to be too thin to withstand a charged water line's pressure and rupture it.

When this kind of water damage occurs on the second floor Upper West Side condo, there are many potential threats that both the property and adjacent units could experience. It is crucial to get the right trained personnel to the emergency as quickly as possible to prevent widespread irreparable damage to areas like the hardwood flooring and to prevent the spread of this damage through shared walls to affect other units. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique and powerful equipment designed to dry up damage like this quickly to preserve original construction materials whenever possible and keep restoration costs minimum.

With damage to hardwood flooring, it is vital to understand the full extent of the damage from the time that we arrive. We can utilize thermal imagery to see moisture pockets beneath the surface to determine the best location to set up drying equipment. For the flooring, we can use air movers, LGR dehumidifiers, and even our large drying mats to pull moisture from the planks to remove dampness in the subflooring. For affected areas like wall cavities, tools like our SERVPRO injectidry system can effectively dry out these damaged areas without the need for excessive tear-out. 

Protecting your property is often much more than just preserving the materials used in its construction. For your condo or townhouse, you want to protect your investment and make water damage "Like it never even happened." Give our SERVPRO of Upper West Side water restoration specialists a call today (917) 498-1362.

If You Have Flood Damage In Your Manhattan Home, Call Our Professionals Immediately!

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded basement with items floating everywhere Regardless of how the floodwaters got in, team SERVPRO will effectively handle the water removal and remediation efforts. Call today.

Why SERVPRO Is The Reliable Answer To Flood Damage In Manhattan

When floodwaters enter your Manhattan property, you need to respond with speed and confidence. Allowing water to remain unabated for even a few hours dramatically increases the probability of progressive deterioration of building materials and the chance of secondary issues such as mold damage. Rely on a company that considers water damage remediation a core service for the best outcome.

Our commitment to attend to Manhattan flood damage within minutes to hours of the leak, break, or backup is why working with our professionals is the key to a successful resolution. Every vehicle in our service fleet is ready for action, packed with the equipment needed to evacuate even large quantities of water and then dry out your living spaces thoroughly.

Water Removal Services

When a SERVPRO crew arrives at your residence, a seasoned project manager reviews the situation. No delay occurs between that assessment and implementation of the plan as our employees are trained, equipped, and ready to get to work. Flooding deeper than two inches is pumped out, and then our powerful wanded extractors take over to evacuate moisture in crevices and recesses.

Technicians monitor moisture levels and scan for hidden water with thermal imaging devices. Using verifiable data rather than assumptions is why SERVPRO crews feel confident that flood damage is under control when we are on the job. Leaving any residual water can be harmful to structural components, so our efforts are necessary.

Water Damage Remediation in Manhattan

Once the floodwater exits, we transition to structural drying mode. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers roll off our vehicles, positioned by our team to efficiently pull moisture from building materials into the air as vapor. That vapor is condensed or absorbed by our humidifiers for removal. The seamless shift in focus is another reason why SERVPRO is second to none in the flood restoration business.

To be sure to prevent any contaminants from endangering your family’s well-being, we apply EPA-registered disinfectants to the flood-damaged surfaces. A relentless commitment to finishing each job “Like it never even happened,” is why SERVPRO boasts so many positive reviews and customer confidence.

Excellent response times and industry-leading services are why SERVPRO of Upper West Side should be your first call after flood damage. Reach us at (917) 498-1362 day or night.

Handling Flood Damage in Properties of the Upper West Side

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere Recent flooding from a storm can wreak havoc on your living situation. Stay calm and contact our SERVPRO team for flood damage remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Handles Flooding and Storm Damage in the Upper West Side Using Multiple Tools and Methods

You may not always associate the Upper West Side with flooding and storm damage, but are you prepared to address it in the event of an emergency? Storms are unpredictable, and if you end up with groundwater flooding, you need to have emergency services water damage technicians onsite and ready to work as soon as possible.

Calling SERVPRO to the Upper West Side for flood damage means you have a skilled, dependable crew and the equipment necessary to facilitate water removal services. We act fast to help limit the loss and the length of time it takes to restore your property to pre-flood condition.

We make it “Like it never even happened,” by way of several essential steps, which may include:

  • Water clean up with the help of pumps and powerful extractors to handle hundreds of gallons of water, even if debris is present
  • Sewage cleanup and treatment of contaminated water to eliminate the onset of potential health hazards
  • Water damage remediation with industrial-strength fans, Injectidry cavity-drying technology, air movers, and dehumidifiers
  • Total deodorization and sanitization with safe, effective, EPA-registered products 
  • Water damage repairs and controlled demolition, including assistance if you have a leaking roof from storms

The blow from a storm that results in flooding can be overwhelming, but SERVPRO is also here to assist with detailed documentation and filing of your insurance claims. We want our clients to be safe and have peace of mind that they hired the right flood restoration team for the job! Call SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 for an emergency response!

How Does Our Professional Mold Removal Team Help Upper West Side Businesses?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage wall Mold removal remediation services are not easy to do. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your property.

With fast remediation approaches, we can get your Upper West Side facility back up and running.

We understand the value of evaluating post-mold conditions in your business to ensure that the appropriate cleaning and remediation strategies get underway. Mold removal companies like our experienced SERVPRO team begin addressing these situations with a thorough inspection and damage assessment. This walkthrough of the property can help with:

  • Identifying mold growth
  • Content damage assessment
  • Structure cleaning
  • Deodorization

Do Harsh Odors Present Issues for Remediation Professionals? 

Even after initial actions from mold removal companies in Upper West Side shops, lingering effects like harsh odors can continue to be an obstacle to returning the property to pre-mold condition. Musty smells can be a deterrent to customer traffic, making it critical to begin deodorization as soon as other mold remediation phases complete.

With as fast as your business can become impacted by spreading microbial organisms, experienced remediation technicians need to begin mold removal and cleaning as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of Upper West Side team is available 24/7 at (917) 498-1362.

How Can Soils and Soot Get Removed After Manhattan House Fires?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home SERVPRO has its own controlled demolition team for fire damage restoration services build back.

Manhattan house fire cleanup requires many steps and stages completed by our SERVPRO professionals.

The ways that fire damage can impact area homes are plentiful and require several immediate emergency services and mitigation strategies to begin cleaning and restoring. Our experienced professionals can respond fast to get these started in fire-damaged homes.

How Can Soot Get Removed from Surfaces? 

Soot can be one of the most challenging smoke damage effects after fire damage in Manhattan residences. Oily soils and particles coming to rest on contents and building materials can form a thick residue that is difficult to remove. Addressing these concerns is not universal and depends on the condition of underlying materials. Some cleanup solutions include:

Because of how widespread fire damage can become in the borough’s homes and apartments, you need a team of professionals capable of responding fast to get mitigation and cleanup started. Our experienced SERVPRO of Upper West Side technicians can help 24/7 when you call (917) 498-1362. 

What Water Mitigation Steps Does SERVPRO Take in Manhattan Residences?

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year. Water damage restoration services are our specialty.

Fast actions taken quickly can reduce the damage to Manhattan area homes and apartments. 

As leading water damage restoration professionals for the greater New York City area, we are available to help millions restore and recover their property after water damage events. We have experienced technicians available to mobilize whenever emergencies occur and assist with:

  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Water damage remediation

How Does Mitigation Play a Critical Role in Water Damage Restoration?

Water damage restoration in Manhattan homes or apartments relies most heavily on water mitigation services and emergency services water damage that our professionals can implement. From eliminating the surface water concerns with extractors to the strategic placement of air movers and dehumidifiers for later drying efforts, each phase must happen as quickly as possible to prevent greater loss for the customer.

Getting Water Removal Services Started

After any water damage incident occurs, one of the focuses of our responding technicians is to implement water removal services as soon as possible. Standing water can be a substantial threat to area homes, namely when aging structures with several porous materials can allow absorption and oversaturation. Once water becomes trapped in these floors or wall systems, moisture can migrate quickly to less accessible areas of the property. Water removal often hinges on several tools used in succession, beginning with submersible pumps and completing with wet vacuums and their attachments.

What Materials Require Controlled Demolition or Repairs? 

Because we have a general contractor license, we can oversee actions like controlled demolition that can be highly beneficial in water damage restoration for area properties. Often, naturally porous materials such as drywall or carpeting can become over-saturated and require removal or replacement. After situations like burst pipes, our technicians often need to replace portions of the plumbing network and nearby exposed materials such as framing and insulation.

Can SERVPRO Protect and Restore Damaged Personal Belongings?

One of the advantages of choosing SERVPRO professionals for water damage restoration in area homes and apartments is our technicians' focus on content recovery. We understand that even smaller water damage events could have destructive impacts on the exposed personal belongings of the residence.

Often our priority in this situation is to relocate the potentially damaged contents to a new point in the house, successfully averting potentially irreparable damage. When these items have already become affected by spreading moisture and water concerns, our pack-out process can transport these contents to our nearby SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning and drying attention.

There is no mistaking how devastating water damage can be to homes and businesses throughout the borough. When water damage restoration is required, you can depend on our trusted SERVPRO of Upper West Side team to be with you every step of the way on your journey back to a restored property. Give us a call today at (917) 498-1362.

Fire Damage Restoration in Manhattan

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged commercial building A commercial fire is a job for a reputable company. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for any size fire restoration project.

SERVPRO offers water & fire damage restorations in Manhattan area businesses.

A fire in a commercial building can be devastating for the tenants and the owners of Manhattan buildings. The retail tenants lose their business operations and income. The owner must manage the impact on all of the tenants exposed to water, fire, and smoke damages.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration to tenants of Manhattan commercial properties and the owners of the buildings. The fire seriously impacts both parties. We coordinate restoration and repair with both parties and other tenants in the building if required.

The area where the fire started may have fire damage, water, and smoke damage. Other tenants in adjacent units may have only water and smoke damage. SERVPRO has the resources, including equipment and staffing, to address all of the requirements to:

Contact SERVPRO of Upper West Side for fire restoration services in Manhattan and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (917) 498-1362.

Flood Damage Biohazard Remediation in Upper West Side Homes

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard sign Flood damage from a storm may cause extreme damage, especially to water sources. SERVPRO uses the experience and knowledge of its techs for the job.

Why is biohazard remediation and disinfection so necessary after a flood?

Floodwaters are saturated with dirt and debris. Dirt and debris are left inside homes as the water subsides and must be removed and cleaned. Hidden in the soil and water are many biohazards and chemicals that can be hazardous to human health and our pets.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup and biohazard remediation in Upper West Side homes and businesses. Our highly trained team is experienced in dealing with biohazards of all types. We take all of the necessary precautions to protect your family and our employees from dangerous chemicals and biohazards carried into your home.

There are many substances often picked up by floodwaters.

These include:

  • Sewage
  • Viruses and bacteria
  • Human waste
  • Gasoline and oil
  • Chemicals from various containers damaged by the floodwaters

Our flood restoration includes removing the debris, the water, the dirt and cleaning all surfaces using disinfectants to ensure a safe return to your home once everything is dried and repaired.

Contact SERVPRO of Upper West Side for flood damage services in Upper West Side and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (917) 498-1362.

Fire Damage Restoration Services Upper West Side

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Fire and smoke remediation by SERVPRO is top notch. Our techs are IICRC certified for any size fire restoration job.

Smoke remediation can save your most valuable heirlooms in your Upper West Side home.

The Upper West Side is part of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The neighborhood's boundaries are the Hudson River, Central Park, West 59th street, and West 110th Street. While it is mainly a residential area, it is known for being one of Manhattan's intellectual and cultural hubs. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Barnard College, Columbia University, and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School is located in this part of Manhattan.

There are numerous additional cultural institutions, historical sites, opulent apartments facing Central Park, and many restaurants and gourmet grocery shopping areas. Several notable institutions and locations include:

  • Lincoln Center
  • Museums
  • Columbus Circle
  • The Dakota
  • Residences Along Central Park West
  • Restaurants and Grocery Stores

Lincoln Center

The Lincoln center covers over 16 acres and is home to 12 performing arts companies. There are thirty outdoor and indoor facilities. Over 5 million people every year are entertained. Visitors and residents enjoy many artistic events, including opera, ballet, film festivals, and educational opportunities in the performing arts.


There are also many museums in the Upper West Side section of the borough. Among the notable museums are the American Folk Art Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Museum of Biblical Art, and the Nicholas Roerich Museum.

There are many historical locations to enjoy in the borough. Several of these include the American Youth Hostel, Apple Bank, Columbus Circle, the Dakota, Grant's Tomb, and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. 

Visitors and residents can enjoy a stay vacation visiting many of these museums and historical locations in the city.

Columbus Circle

Named for Christopher Columbus, the location is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The circle is also the location of a heavily trafficked roundabout in Manhattan. The center of the circle is also where all official distances from New York City are measured. The monument, built-in 1892, which celebrates Christopher Columbus, stands 76 feet tall. An Italian sculptor, Gaetano Russo, designed it.

The Dakota

The Dakota is famous for being the location where Beatles John Lennon was murdered in 1980. The building was constructed in 1880 and is home to artists, musicians, and actors. It is considered an official city landmark. The Dakota was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and is at the intersection of Central Park West and 72nd Street.

Smoke Remediation Techniques Save Contents and Heirlooms from Smoke Damage

Kitchen fires often produce a great deal of smoke residue that seems to penetrate every room in the home. It can leave an oily residue, especially if grease ignites and air currents carry it to other rooms.

SERVPRO fire and smoke technicians respond to these types of fire damage conditions on the Upper West Side often, unfortunately. While there may be some scorching from the immediate fire, and the chemicals used to quell the fire, most of the fire damage restoration is to remove odors and oily residues.

After mapping where the residue traveled through the structure and the type of residue, SERVPRO technicians implement smoke remediation action:

  • Remove all fire and smoke damage odor-producing materials
  • Dissolving residues to remove them from surfaces
  • Vacuuming from surfaces
  • Washing, rinsing, and drying

Contact SERVPRO of Upper West Side for fire damage restoration services on the Upper West Side and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (917) 498-1362.

Fire Damage Restoration Done Right By SERVPRO for the Upper West Side

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage property Fire damage is no DIY project. The technicians at SERVPRO are IICRC certified for any size fire restoration service needed for your property.

SERVPRO Serves the Upper West Side for Fire Damage Restoration Services

One of the most important parts of cleaning up a property after a fire of any size is removing the smoke residues and soot. SERVPRO has numerous methods and professional agents to remove post-fire stains and deposits of any size.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Residues?

The first step in the removal of residues left behind from a fire is capturing them. The techs use a host of techniques for fire damage restoration in Upper West Side properties, including:

  • Restorer products that rely on exposure to air and fluids
  • Removal through light vacuuming
  • Dissolving residues using solvents

Dry particulate presents a problem in most cleanup situations. A mistake many property owners make is in removing the residues themselves. The use of liquids on this type of deposit can drive it further into surfaces and ruin sheetrock that could have otherwise been restored if the proper cleaning technique got used. 

SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 handles the fire damage restoration needs for Upper West Side properties. The techs make the damage, "Like it never even happened."