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Why Upper West Side Property Owners Hire Professional Mold Damage Contractors?

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Mold Damage Specialists Remediate Upper West Side Homes and Businesses

Finding evidence of fungal growth in an Upper West Side property might feel discouraging, but developments in mold damage remediation, when implemented appropriately, succeed in bringing infestations under control. Perhaps most encouraging, the most effective mold damage remediators have backgrounds in water damage restoration, why SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) are an excellent fit for mold damage abatement.

What Skills Do SERVPRO Mold Damage Remediation Technicians in Upper West Side Possess?

SERVPRO crews understand the connection between moisture and mold damage, arranging for the elimination of the sources of water damage. Ensuring that wet materials receive thorough applied structural drying is essential, and SERVPRO has both the cutting-edge equipment and trained technicians to deliver this result. Crew members also earn certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT).

What Types of Mold Damage Interventions Are the Focus on the Upper West Side?

Mold can grow and cause health effects where moisture lingers. SERVPRO answers calls for:

  • Attic Fungi Removal
  • Bathroom Fungi Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs

What Is the EPA Protocol for Mold Damage Remediation?

The EPA researched, developed, and codified a Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings Guide. The resource continuously updates as new information and methods become available. The protocol includes:

Locating the mold damaging colonies afflicting the property

  • Often guided by observations of building occupants, both visual and olfactory (views of mold colonies, staining when mold hides in building cavities, and the distinctive musty malodor of mold growth)
  • Supplemented by mold testing by a third-party specialist if the need indicates
  • Supported by moisture detection and metering as mold spores do not germinate without the presence of water

Containing the mold damaged affected area employing:

  • 6 polyethylene barriers wrapping and enclosing the mold removal work areas, often with staging areas and entry “locks” that assist technicians in avoiding tracking moldy materials into unaffected spaces in the home or business
  • Negative pressure air scrubbing equipment that clears the contained atmosphere by forcing airborne contaminants through HEPA filters before exhausting to the outdoors
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn by technicians for safety and to limit any disbursement of spores or fragments of colonies

Removal by mechanical means:

  • Brushing, scraping, and scrubbing on non-porous surfaces
  • Gentle blasting, using abrasives like soda or dry ice, of porous materials to remove active growth and incapacitate the hyphae (root-like protrusions) deeply embedded in structural components like drywall or wood
  • Collection, bagging, and lawful disposal of mold-damaged materials, including HEPA-filtered vacuuming and wipe-downs
  • Application of EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit mold rebound

Trust the inspections, remediations, and mold damage interventions offered by SERVPRO of Upper West Side. One call to (347) 252-9440 helps home and business owners understand the most effective way to manage current and ongoing mold growth concerns.

Upper West Side Top-Tier Water Damage Mitigation

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

tech vacuuming wet corridor in building SERVPRO WRT water and damage restoration technicians utilize advanced equipment to mitigate damage in Upper West Side buildings--both large and small

SERVPRO Provides Rapid Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration for Upper West Side Premises

Water damage occurrences on the Upper West Side disrupt the luxurious lifestyle of residents and interrupt the operations of high-end businesses serving the community. The provision of emergency services to these sumptuous properties faces various complications from the multiple uses of the elegant brownstone and other townhouses, condominiums, and apartments that soar four, five, and even dozens of stories over Manhattan, often overlooking Central Park or the Hudson River.

Advanced training and broadly based certification in industry best practices prepare SERVPRO water remediation crews for the rigors of water damage mitigation in Upper West Side mid and high-rise buildings. Fully stocked service vehicles arrive swiftly accompanied by experienced project manager-led crews familiar with the obstacles presented during the provision of urban water damage removal services and the understandably stringent expectations of property owners.

What Constitutes Common Upper West Side Water Damage Repair Scenarios?

Elegant buildings possessing pedigrees extending back to the Upper West Side building boom of 1885 through the early 1930s can suffer from aging plumbing and previously inadequately completed water damage repairs. The occupant density, whether in historic brownstones or mid-20th or 21st-century skyscrapers, contributes to the risk of significant water damage exposure migration throughout a building housing many units. Owners who update and maintain their properties can still suffer from water damaging incursions spreading through structural components from neighboring residents and businesses traced to:   

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Basement flooding cleanup (affecting storage areas and building-wide utility systems)
  • Sewage cleanup

How Does SERVPRO Approach and Adapt Water Damage Restoration Protocols to Meet Upper West Side Challenges?

Expert assessment precedes rapid provision of emergency services, water damage technicians poised to secure properties and commence water removal services immediately after the project manager gives the nod. Unique circumstances affecting the exclusive boutiques and upscale residences in the neighborhood include:

  • Water Damage to irreplaceable, historic building materials and fixtures
  • Harm to artworks, one-of-a-kind retail inventory, antique furnishings, and more
  • Owner preference for the highest caliber response, including conforming to an array of special requests
  • Difficulties posed by the distance needing navigation from the water damage to restoration equipment

The SERVPRO team is prepared to reach and restore commercial and residential water damage stories above the city streets and in confined areas. Research-proven strategies remediate everything affected by moisture from building materials to rare artifacts. Our inventory of water pumps, truck-mounted, and portable water extractors, and structural drying equipment delivers outstanding outcomes, facilitated by reliable and skilled Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians. An off-site production facility offers specialized evaluation, mitigation, and remediation of water-damaged contents, including access to additional and innovative resources if indicated.

Residential and commercial owners desiring fast and expert water damage restoration services to make losses “Like it never even happened,” ensure successful outcomes by calling SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (347) 252-9440.

Residential and Commercial Upper West Side Fire Damage Restoration Needed?

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

ERP on smart phone Rely on SERVPRO's ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan to prevent or mitigate fire damage in Upper West Side Properties

SERVPRO Offers Options for Dealing with Smoke and Fire Damage in the Upper West Side

When Upper West Side property owners face the consequences of a fire damaged home or business, a disaster restoration firm trained and experienced in both water and fire damage restorations is critical. The effects of professional firefighting efforts are at once humbling and dismaying. Fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and the New York Fire Department thankfully stop the heat and flames. Unfortunately, quelling the fire in an apartment, townhome, restaurant, or retail space also unleashes the destructive power of chemical de-accelerants and water on building materials and contents, exacerbating the harm done to the property.

Why Choose SERVPRO from Among Disaster Recovery Companies Serving the Upper West Side for Smoke and Fire Damage Remediation?

Seamless movement through all phases necessary to recover from a fire crisis is vital to restore the safety and comfort of your home's environment or the unimpeded operation of your business. SERVPRO invests in worker training to ensure our team of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) also hold certification as Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT). S500 explains details and guidelines for fire damage mitigation.

The ease with which crews can respond to every eventuality, including preliminary water removal followed by the fire damage mitigation and remediation required, sets SERVPRO apart. Upper West Side property owners need not find, interview, and hire a series of contractors as SERVPRO is a proven and well-equipped industry leader in all restoration disciplines.

Should Upper West Side Property Owners and Building Managers Consider Collaboration on a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP)?

Our proactive Emergency READY Profile (ERP) is unique to SERVPRO's smoke and fire damage response.  Long before a fire breaks out, invite an experienced SERVPRO project manager to assess commercial or residential properties. An ERP consolidates into a concise digital document the information needed for professional water and fire damage restoration crews to respond to a disaster efficiently and mindfully. A mobile app allows customers to add details and clarify priorities. The ERP delineates:

  • Residential or commercial property space layouts, including locations of utility shut-offs
  • A robust fire damage restoration agenda, limiting the need for intensive assessment before implementation of emergency services for water damage and smoke remediation
  • Appointment of trusted individuals to request help and direct fire damage recovery if owners or managers are unavailable at the time of the first disaster call

Many owners of residential units depend on building management to respond to fire damage and water restoration. SERVPRO's ERP is an excellent way to get all responsible parties informed and in agreement before a catastrophic event occurs. Let’s prevent that fire damage from even happening.

Residential and commercial property owners rely with confidence on SERVPRO of Upper West Side for smoke and fire damage restoration and cleanup. Call (347) 252-9440 for immediate assistance or explore preplanning for a fire or other disaster.

SERVPRO is Available 24/7 to Restore Your Commercial Water Damage in Manhattan

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

tech drying hotel corridor When commercial water damage affects your Manhattan business, call SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

After Hours Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Manhattan

A leaking tap or pipe can cause extensive damage especially if the issue is not recognized immediately and left overnight. A bar, hotel, or restaurant is full of fixtures and fittings which provide cavities for water to seep. When that happens, there is a real risk of uncontrolled microbial growth, which not only provides an unpleasant environment for your customers but also a health and safety issue.

Water Damage Restoration

We are a local company with the necessary equipment and resources to handle commercial water damage in Manhattan. Our crew chiefs hold IICRC qualifications in water damage restoration (WRT) and applied structural drying (ASD), allowing them to lead an efficient service for your commercial property. Our technicians are also available after hours for emergency remediation services.

In today's industry, remediating property water damages is as much about controlling microbial growth as it is about removing moisture. The presence of microbes in moisture means that bringing humidity levels below 60 GPP in the affected area is an essential part of the service, alongside proper drying behind fittings, in cavities, and underneath structural contents.

SERVPRO technicians have access to some of the most advanced restoration equipment available today. Injectidry systems are a practical solution to drying inside cavities that may harbor damp spots. Using thermal imaging cameras, your technicians can find residual moisture that may not be noticeable to the naked eye. Working outward from the source, we can put in place a game plan to efficiently remediate the property and limit secondary damages.

By drilling small holes in wall cavities or into the base of fittings, SERVPRO can establish an airflow inside the cavity. We then attach injector nozzles into these holes to run a current of warm air that evaporates moisture into the surrounding atmosphere. We can then deploy air movers alongside dehumidifiers to draw that moisture from the air and return the affected area to an average humidity level.

Proper drying methods are about preventing secondary issues while keeping temporary closure to a minimum. Contact SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 to restore your water damage quickly.

What Are the Benefits of Calling Fire Damage Restoration Professionals?

12/3/2021 (Permalink)

fire escape on brick many stories building SERVPRO says: Always have a fire escape plan for your Manhattan property--Then leave the cleanup to us!

SERVPRO Helps Manhattan Property Owners Save Time and Money with Premier Fire Cleanup and Restoration

Property owners in Manhattan know they can rely on SERVPRO technicians when their property is damaged by fire. Our restoration professionals work hard to stop further harm and begin the restoration process quickly. By working to restore rather than replace whenever possible, our team can help customers save time and money.

What Should You Expect When You Call SERVPRO?

SERVPRO technicians are trained to respond swiftly to Manhattan fire damage emergencies. We know that fast action is the key to mitigating fire damage. Here are some of the first steps we take when called to a property requiring cleanup and restoration.

  • Respond to your questions and concerns
  • Determine the extent of the fire damage
  • Test materials to determine what can be restored to pre-fire conditions
  • Discuss the results with you and your insurance adjuster
  • Obtain signed permission to begin the restoration process

We understand the stress that a flare-up causes. With many years of experience, we treat you with empathy even as we work to simplify the claims process. We are not an insurance company but expedite the process as much as possible. Communication is key. Let's get you back to your daily routine as quickly as possible.

What if Your Property Incurred Secondary Water Damage?

Because NYC firefighters respond to around 2,000 fires per month. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can deal with water damage resulting from the extinguishing efforts. Our crew receives cross-trading in many aspects of restoration services.

SERVPRO technicians use advanced equipment to extract water and dry all wet materials and contents. All mitigation efforts can work simultaneously.

We provide restoration efforts from the first visit to the final walkthrough to ensure total customer satisfaction. Our goal is to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

When you have a fire at your property, trust the fire cleanup and restoration to us. Contact SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362.

How Much Flood Damage Can a Leaky Roof in an Upper West Side Property Do?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

thermal camera pointing at a wall SERVPRO discovers moist walls and ceilings using a thermal imaging camera. Very important for Upper West Side multi-unit structures

SERVPRO Techs Support the Upper West Side with All Kinds of Water Damage Restoration Services

Many of the Upper West Side properties are multiple family housing units, and when there is storm damage, what affects one home can affect other residences. A wind-damaged roof can allow water to enter the property, which can migrate to other areas and affect additional units.

SERVPRO techs routinely handle flood damage cleanup in Upper West Side homes and businesses. The technicians undergo extensive, continuing training to stay up to date on the latest advancements in the restoration industry. The preliminary actions by the techs set the tone and pace for the restoration service, such as:

  • Tarping over damaged areas on roofing to halt water entrance
  • Using sensitive equipment to determine migration paths of water
  • Getting to work extracting the water immediately

Water migration can be a problem

Usually, in the case of water entering through a roof leak, the water does not pool or stand. It travels rapidly into carpet, padding, and wicks into walls. Ceilings and insulation can become saturated, and, ceilings can present a safety hazard if they are sagging. SERVPRO technicians know how to ascertain if the structural integrity is compromised in a wall or ceiling and how much should be removed to halt moisture absorption. In multi-unit buildings, we can also check with neighbors who may have a water intrusion from the flooding.

The flood cuts are a crucial part of the restoration process. Often referred to as "controlled demolition" actions, these work in favor of the property owner, limiting the damage from the water to the walls or ceilings. The techs measure above the water line and only remove the damaged portion, making repairs easier as it only needs patching rather than replacing an entire wall or ceiling.

SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 brings professional flood damage cleanup services to Upper West Side properties. The certified techs are available 24/7 to make the water damage, "Like it never even happened."

Need Water Removal Services in Manhattan – Call SERVPRO

11/14/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help With water damage to your home. SERVPRO water damage restoration techs will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call. We are here to help.

SERVPRO Provides Water Removal and Clean Up Services in Manhattan

Discovering water in your basement in your Manhattan home or business can be a major concern, especially in a confined space. These are spaces that are not entered often by owners or employees. They may be crawl spaces or small rooms used for storage with little air circulation. Many people are reluctant to enter these spaces; however, they realize that they need to deal with the problem before damage to the contents or the structure occurs from mold, wood rot, and other hazards.

Many clients call SERVPRO in these situations for water removal services in their Manhattan homes or businesses. We assess the conditions and check for multiple hazards. Our team provides advice concerning the removal of the water and cleanup of the room. We can remove the water, dry the room and contents and restore or repair any damage the water may have caused.

Our assessment of the space includes checking for various hazards that may be harmful to your health and our team. For example, mold can cause health effects if present. There may be sewer gas, infectious waste, exposed electrical wiring and gas lines, and other hazards. We carefully manage all of these potential hazards and use personal protective gear to remove material from the area avoiding contamination of the different areas of your premises.

The services provided by SERVPRO include:

Call SERVPRO of the Upper West Side for water removal in Manhattan and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (917) 498-1362.

Need Help Fast for Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup in Central Park West – Call SERVPRO

11/6/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Delivers Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup to Business Customers in Central Park West

When there is a fire in a commercial building in Central Park West, all commercial business operations come to a full stop. Even if it is just a small fire extinguished quickly, customers leave, employees are asked to stay out of the building, damage from the fire, and a smoke odor permeates the building. Commercial operations cannot restart until we complete a full cleanup, repairs are made, and damaged goods are replaced. The cost only increases every day your shut down.

SERVPRO responds fast to commercial fire damage cleanup emergencies in Central Park West. We are onsite within four hours or less of your call. We know how every hour counts towards recovering and returning to normal business operations. Our team focuses on removing water, debris, and smoke residues.

Once we assess your building, SERVPRO team leaders will review the recovery plan, including storing undamaged goods in a clean staging area. The staging area may be in an area unaffected by the fire, or SERVPRO can provide secure faculties to keep your products and materials until they can be returned.

Our services for commercial customers and clients include:

  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Reconstruction services including utilities, flooring, and structural components
  • Smoke damage cleaning and sanitation
  • Secure staging facilities on your premises or at one of SERVPRO’s facilities

We are focused on returning your business to normal operations as quickly as possible. Our building services division helps with the entire process to save time and keep the costs low.

Call SERVPRO of Upper West Side for fire damage cleanup in Central Park West and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (917) 498-1362.

Complete Water Damage Restoration Before Long Term Damage Occurs in Upper West Side

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO water damage restoration specialists have the knowledge and experience for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Can Help with Water Damage Repairs in Upper West Side

Water leaking from broken pipes or valves that do not completely close can deliver hundreds of gallons of water into a home or business in the Upper West Side in a matter of hours if not quickly rectified. The damage to your building may not be immediately apparent, especially if the residents mop up the excess water and the visible surfaces are allowed to dry naturally, without investigating the presence of water inside walls and ceiling cavities.

SERVPRO works with homeowners and business leaders in the Upper West Side, helping with water damage repairs. Although the visible areas appear to be dry, water migrates to the lowest point, in between walls, through cracks in the floor, and into rooms adjacent to the leak inside ceilings. In warm, humid conditions, this environment is perfect for mold growth and compromises the integrity of flooring and ceiling materials, causing them to lose strength. Compressed wood materials absorb water, swell and disintegrate as they absorb moisture.

Our technicians can identify these areas where water and moisture may have been collected utilizing moisture meters to confirm that water or high humidity levels are present. Our team can explain to insurance agents, adjusters, and homeowners or business owners where the water is and the steps needed to remove the moisture from inside the walls and ceilings.

  • Indoor untreated water damage inside walls and ceilings may cause colonies of mold to form
  • Mold can cause health effects.
  • Water can have a destructive effect on most building materials and contents, especially inside walls and ceilings.

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

Do I Call a Water Damage Company First Before I Focus on Fire Restoration in My Manhattan Brownstone?

10/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Hiring a Full-Service Restoration Company Like SERVPRO Covers All Aspects of Fire Damage Recovery in Your Manhattan Home

One of the first issues that will grab your attention after a successfully extinguished fire in your Manhattan apartment is water. Vast quantities and significant contamination of the firefighting water by chemical extinguishing agents and fire residues are the challenges restoration companies face first.

Why Is Water Damage Treated First?

Fire restoration within your Manhattan living space nearly always includes water removal and structural drying. Water mitigation and remediation must occur before smoke and soot cleanup because:

Water Incursion Presents Substantial Safety Issues.

  • Slip, trip, and fall
  • Electrocution risk
  • Hazardous substances contaminating the water, including toxins created during the combustion
  • Potential structural collapse when ceilings and walls collect fluids in cavities

Lingering standing water and moisture expose structure and contents to progressive destruction.

Weakening of structural supports, including subfloors when the wood swells and metal rusts. Deterioration of permeable materials like drywall, insulation, textiles, laminates, and more. Warping of wood flooring and trim. Growth of molds and mildews.

Can One Restoration Company Have Expertise in Both Water and Fire Damage?

SERVPRO considers water and fire disasters to be the core focuses of our restoration business. We invest in our response team's rigorous training through coursework developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We follow both the water and fire restoration protocols taught by this international standards establishment organization based on scientific principles.

The multiple certifications earned by our managers and technicians from the IICRC prepare SERVPRO of Upper West Side for every phase of fire restoration, from water management to residue cleanup to deodorization, and beyond. Call us at (917) 498-1362 to get a comprehensive fire damage recovery project on track for your home.