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Prevent Further Water Damage From Striking Your Manhattan Home By Calling SERVPRO Today

9/19/2021 (Permalink)

pipe leak in ceiling. No matter the size of damage to your property SERVPRO is here. Our techs use the latest technology and equipment for every water damage restoration.

What to Expect from Professional Water Damage Remediation in Manhattan

Whether your Manhattan water loss is a result of a longstanding but hidden leak, a sudden rupture of a pipe, or a malfunctioning appliance, disruption of your routine is certain. Although we cannot help predict the timing or the severity of your water emergency, we can explain how our team handles the mitigation and remediation of the crisis. Depend on our training and experience to manage the challenges swiftly and per restoration industry best practices.

We Offer a 24 Hour Response

Water damage in your Manhattan residence can happen with no or little warning at any time of the day or night. Our emergency line answers 24/7, 365 days a year. As soon as possible, a fully-equipped crew arrives at your home, ready to assess the damage and develop a plan to mitigate or halt progressive damage and begin remediation or reversal of its adverse effects. 

We Come Prepared and Ready to Act

When SERVPRO arrives, we have the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians and state-of-the-art equipment, tools, and products available at a moment’s notice. As our seasoned crew chief or project manager evaluates the scenario, crew members stand ready to roll water removal, cleaning, sanitizing, and drying essentials off our signature green service vehicles. The moment we complete your plan is precisely when we begin the transformation from wet and damaged to “Like it never even happened.”

We Can Provide the Power

Water damage scenes frequently present plug-in problems. Electricity is often shut off temporarily for safety reasons, wet wires presenting electrocution risks for occupants and responders. SERVPRO uses gas-operated pumps when standing water exceeds two inches in depth and can employ truck-mounted and generator-powered extractors until utilities are reconnected. Our equipment can collect water for disposal offsite, especially critical if contamination of the fluids presents a hazardous material concern.

We Complete Structural Drying Appropriately

Water removal must pair with Applied Structural Drying (ASD). SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians employ research-based strategies and techniques to ensure moisture levels in structural components reduce to normal. Moisture measuring devices and thermal scanners locate wet areas. We use this baseline data to design efficient configurations of heated air movers to move absorbed water from building materials into the air. Our desiccant and evaporative dehumidifiers capture the resulting vapor for disposal.   

Count on SERVPRO of Upper West Side for the professional response needed when water intrudes into your apartment, condo, or loft. Call us at (917) 498-1362, confident that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Don’t Let Water Damage Interrupt Business at your Upper West Side Bistro

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

pipe burst Commercial water damage remediation is a specialty of SERVPRO. Call now for the help and service needed to have your business up and running.

Commercial Water Damage in an Upper West Side Bistro 

One of the most damaging things that can take place in a business that relies on foot traffic is commercial water damage. The danger for slip and fall accidents, the potential for bacterial growth, and damage to the building materials make professional cleanup a must.  

When commercial water damage occurred in an Upper West Side Bistro from a broken supply line to a refrigeration unit, a large amount of water spilled into the floor around the entire front of the establishment.  

Scoping the Bistro 

Finding all the areas the water migrated into is crucial for a complete cleanup job. The technicians rely on not only visual inspection looking for signs of water loss but also their state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment. Fortunately, the property owner called in for restoration services quickly, and the water did not seep into the subfloor. The techs removed the water from the floor using portable pumps and squeegees. 

Readying the Establishing for Drying

Moisture went behind the industrial-grade rubber baseboards, and SERVPRO techs removed them for drying. The sheetrock had low-grade moisture around the floor joints but showed no signs of buckling or warping and did not require removal. The front counter area did not have water underneath, but the seating area for diners needed drying. The techs determined they could dry the tables and chairs in place and placed the chairs and the tables on blocks. 

Expedited Drying

Because the structural damage was limited, the drying process went quickly with air movers and dehumidification equipment rapidly, bringing down the interior moisture levels.  

Sanitary Standards for Serving the Public

In any business, cleanliness is a must. In an industry that serves food and drink, it is particularly essential for a bistro to both smell and be clean. SERVPRO technicians have access to a broad array of cleaning agents, including antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions, to ensure that the surfaces in the establishment are left free from contaminants and ready to serve customers. 

SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 has the specialized equipment and advanced restoration methods to restore any size bistro from commercial water damage, "Like it never even happened."

Is Professional Flood Damage Restoration Important for Upper West Side Residents?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained for any size storm damage restoration service needed for your home. Call now!

SERVPRO Flood Damage Response Teams Can Help Return your Home to a Safe and Sanitary Environment

Flooded properties are usually full of highly contaminated materials and substances. It is vital to avoid contact with floodwaters as they are often full of pathogens, which can make you sick. The fastest way to get your home back to a sanitary state is by using a dedicated and certified restoration team. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications body (IICRC) provide essential biohazardous waste removal qualifications. IICRC technicians can help with:

  • Biohazardous waste disposal
  • Flood restoration
  • Sanitizing

Contamination is often present in flood damage for Upper West Side residents. The key to controlling a site with contamination is through clear communication as well as through physical containment. It is usual for SERVPRO technicians to allocate spaces for decontamination rooms, storage for non-affected items, and clean rooms. We provide our technicians with personal protective equipment, and each team member is carefully vetted for their skillset and experience in dealing with the urgent emergencies presented by flooding. 

  • Wastewater can be pumped out of a building using specially designed electric pumps capable of transporting solid waste. 
  • Porous materials in the home can be disposed of at designated waste facilities or, if not contaminated, can often be restored.
  • Drywall, insulation, and other porous materials used in a structure must be replaced with clean materials. Often the framework, the structural basis for a building assembly, can be salvaged following floodwater intrusion. 

Floodwaters can be dangerous. Contact SERVPRO of Upper West Side for flood damage at (917) 498-1362.

Where to Begin with Cleaning Your Fire Damaged Manhattan Condo

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher Do you know how to clean fire suppression residues? SERVPRO does! We have the equipment and cleaners to restore your home.

Cleanup after Fire Suppression in Your Manhattan Condo

Fires that occur in your Manhattan condo can often get quickly extinguished with fire suppression systems installed in the property. While this can often prevent catastrophic damage to your residence, these same suppression systems can often create widespread damaging effects of their own if not cleaned quickly and adequately. Our professionals have a prompt response to fire emergencies. We have training in recovering properties contending with residues from suppression systems to get you back to your everyday life quickly.

Cleaning up the residues of fire suppression products and recovery of fire damage in your Manhattan condo should begin as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24/7 response to fire emergencies to ensure that no customer waits for the mitigation and cleanup solutions that their property needs. This approach also includes protecting and cleaning the contents of your condo affected by this residue or effects from the fire itself.

Fire Damage Restorations

When our SERVPRO team arrives at your condo, we can get to work on establishing the full spread of the fire damage to set up containment and begin mitigation. Our contents department can earmark damaged or at-risk items for removal to our nearby facility. These same professionals can provide focused cleaning and deodorization for affected items and safely store these items until restoration completes. While these items are getting packed up for their transport, our IICRC-certified cleaning specialists can begin work on removing the fire suppressant residue from the walls and surfaces throughout your condo.

Dry chemical fire extinguisher residue is among the most common to clean up after suppressing a smaller fire. Whether this is installed above your stove or has come from canisters installed strategically around the condo, removing this residue requires a specific approach. With sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonates, cleanup involves a mixture of cleaning solutions to neutralize these chemical compounds.

While suppression systems and fire extinguishers can keep a fire from getting out of control in your condo, the cleanup of the lingering residue requires skill and knowledge. Our SERVPRO of Upper West Side rapid response team can make all aspects of fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (917) 498-1362.

Upper West Side Water Woes? Call SERVPRO for Positive Results

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

drawing of bathtub and sink overflowing; standing water on floor Bathtub and sink overflows are no match for SERVPRO. Call us today!

Get Rid of Water Damage Manhattan-style

Life in Manhattan is exciting, vibrant, and not for the faint of heart. It almost feels like the heartbeat of the world itself lies underneath this metropolis where young and old come together to set the pace for the rest of the globe. However, living in Manhattan does not exempt renters and homeowners from dealing with the trials and tribulations dwellers face nationwide. The sheer pace of the Big Apple can add an extra layer of challenges when a pipe bursts or a bathtub overflows.

If you face water damage to your home in Manhattan, make use of our 24/7 line and reach our expert SERVPRO team to help restore your home as quickly as possible. Precisely because you want to save the character of your upper west side home, you need to take action immediately to avoid widespread damage to your unit and the rest of your building. Thankfully, our team is trained to work within the constraints of modern-day Manhattan and can apply its experience to your benefit.

Water Removal Services

Once the source of the leak is under control, our Green Fleet works to identify water remnants and extract the liquid from your home. Our thermal imaging cameras let us know if water has accumulated in places such as under floorboards or other crevices. By closely monitoring the moisture levels in your home, our SERVPRO team determines how to proceed with the extraction and drying process.

Ideally, we arrive as soon as the leak happens. However, it is not uncommon for a pipe to be leaking for some time before you notice its presence. When water stands for a while, it can serve as a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria. As our SERVPRO team dries your home and its contents, we also focus on disinfecting and preventing the further proliferation of organisms. For some cases, we may use air filtration devices and air scrubbers to improve air quality, thus anticipating unwanted ramifications from the water damage to your home.

SERVPRO of Upper West Side is available at (917) 498-1362 to be your resource as soon as disaster strikes. Do not let a water incident interrupt your busy life. Call us and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Who Can Provide Around-the-Clock Water Cleanup Services to Businesses in Manhattan?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

nighttime view of city street; busy street showing cars and people walking Manhattan never sleeps and neither does SERVPRO! We are available 24/7 to handle your commercial water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO is Quick to Respond to Manhattan Commercial Establishments and Provide Emergency Services for Water Damage

Manhattan is undoubtedly the heart of the city that never sleeps, and businesses must be ready to face any emergency quickly and without missing a beat. Every moment a ceiling leak or burst pipe interrupts regular business operations, and your clientele is open to take its business elsewhere. Quick reaction as a business owner must be matched by an equally swift response from the water restoration team you select.

In Manhattan, quick water cleanup services are available 24/7 by calling SERVPRO. Our trained and certified technicians are ready to implement the latest water damage remediation techniques while expertly managing the nuances of water removal services in the city. Local ordinances and limitations due to space and location are no match for our team. We perform water damage repairs and assist in coordinating with other contractors, insurance needs, and any other regulations applicable to your industry.

For our SERVPRO staff to keep up an efficient water restoration pace, we take some steps to help us speed the process, including the following:

  • Providing move-out services to protect undamaged items and allow more space for water removal equipment and staff.
  • Use of industrial-grade air movers to encourage water evaporation and shorten the drying time.
  • Water removal from subfloors, attics, and wall cavities with specialized water extractors such as wands, drying mats, and injecti-dry technology.

Protect your business in Manhattan by calling SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 as soon as possible. Our preparation and expertise come together to restore your water damage and leave your clients feeling “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Mitigates Flooded Properties in Manhattan

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

a person standing in a room with water covering the floor Flooding can affect both the structure and the contents of your home. Handle the situation by calling SERVPRO 24/7 365 days a year.

Drying Flood-Damaged Manhattan Townhouse Basements

Your Manhattan townhouse often has livable space in the basement area with finished construction. While this can be a welcomed addition to the layout of your home, it also poses risks when disasters like flooding strike. As the lowest levels of your property are often the first to succumb to the spreading floodwater, your finished basement requires professional IICRC-certified restoration technicians. They respond quickly to this emergency to provide real-time mitigation solutions designed to protect your belongings and dry up the damaged area.

When flood damage occurs in Manhattan, there is often no avoiding the need for controlled demolition and reconstruction. The amount of this removal effort required depends on the response of restoration technicians to the scene to begin mitigation tactics to prevent the spread of water damage throughout this area of the property. Our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and provide immediate attention to damaged homes.

Basement Flooding Cleanup

Before we can get to the necessary drying efforts that your basement requires, our contents department can begin removing at-risk items from this lower level of your property. In many cases, with focused drying, disinfection, and cleaning, your belongings in this affected area can get restored entirely and returned to the property once restoration completes.

Drying is a vital component of the restoration and mitigation process following a flood. These efforts can help preserve structural elements like studs and framework to prevent costlier reconstruction bills once the area is thoroughly dried, disinfected, and cleaned. Our controlled demolition techniques can help make the transition between mitigation and reconstruction smooth and efficient, limiting the overall restoration process. 

As traumatic as flood damage might be to your home and your family, knowing the right team to call when disaster strikes can save you time and money in restoring the damages. You can count on our SERVPRO of Upper West Side to provide a fast response with industry-leading equipment to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (917) 498-1362.

How Professionals Clean Fire Extinguisher Residue From Your Manhattan Apartment

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the cabinets Kitchen fires can happen quickly and the fire damage needs to be remediated right away. Contact our certified SERVPRO team 24/7 for services.

Restoring Fire Suppression Damages in Your Manhattan Apartment

Over-range fire suppression systems are becoming more and more common throughout Manhattan homes and properties to reduce the fast-spreading nature of kitchen flare-ups. While these might quickly put out a potential fire, it does not happen without damages and a mess of its own to face. Powder suppression can spread the extinguishing material throughout the affected area. When coupled with smoke and soot damage from the small fire, it can become problematic to overcome without the proper training and equipment.

After a minor kitchen fire that engaged the suppression system, you get your first look at the fire damage in your Manhattan property. Residues from powder, smoke, and soot affect many of the surfaces in the immediate area, and cleaning these as promptly as possible can reduce the possibility of staining. If the damage stays primarily contained within the kitchen, our SERVPRO team can isolate this area using thick plastic sheeting and other containment strategies.

The wipe-down process can reduce and eliminate a large portion of this residue from surfaces within the affected areas. Quickly cleaning these damaged surfaces can help to reduce the possibility of requiring the replacement of certain materials by protecting and preserving cabinets, appliances, flooring, ceilings, and even the HVAC system if soot, smoke, and residual powder get pulled into the ductwork.

Odors After Fire Damage

Lingering odors are another problem that property owners face after a kitchen fire. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment like our hydroxyl generators that can help to significantly reduce or permanently eliminate noxious odors throughout this kitchen area. The containment that isolated this affected region of your home can help ensure the deodorizing equipment's effectiveness.

Powder suppression systems can sometimes cause more of a mess than smaller fires that they work to prevent. Whether you need clean up or a complete restoration to your fire-damaged structure, our SERVPRO of Upper West Side restoration technicians can help. Our rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (917) 498-1362.

Why Calling for Skilled Mold Remediation is Best in the Upper West Side

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

a room with mold damaged walls Finding mold in your home can sometimes cause you to panic. Contact SERVPRO to evaluate the infestation and remediate the mold damage.

Restoring Your Upper West Side Brownstone Means Calling SERVPRO for Rapid Mold Remediation

Maybe you noticed some musty odors under the kitchen sink in your Upper West Side brownstone. For many property owners, this seems like an easy task to tackle. However, hitting the mold spores with cleaner and disturbing them makes matters worse. SERVPRO can set you up with professional mold inspections, remediations, and removal to take the stress and guesswork out of this type of project.

One important thing to remember is that you should have mold remediation in the Upper West Side performed sooner than later. Not only are you running the risk of potential health effects, but excessive moisture and mold also wreak havoc on your belongings and building materials.

Why Call on SERVPRO’s Mold Specialists?

To restore your interior to a safe, livable condition, you need remediation and meticulous black mold damage repairs. Mold spores are microscopic and spread easily when disturbed. Rather than running the risk of further contamination with DIY methods, calling our team brings you the following key principles:

  • We follow health and safety protocols – Our crew concentrates on the cause of the mold infestation and how it has impacted your interior.
  • We document every aspect of the process in detail – SERVPRO always keeps detailed records of each step of our mold remediation and removal process.
  • We concentrate on controlling mold at the source – By putting up containment barriers or chambers, we can keep spores from spreading further.
  • We work on careful mold removal – With the help of vacuums, damp wiping, and HEPA filtration, our team stops mold in its tracks

SERVPRO of Upper West Side is ready to go when you need us for mold remediation services. You can reach us by calling (917) 498-1362.

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.