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How Do I Know Where the Floodwater Went in your Brooklyn home?

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded SERVPRO is ready to handle any size flood damage 24/7, and make the damage to your property, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO brings multiple types of detection equipment to locate and remove the water from your Brooklyn home thoroughly

Floodwater in your home can be a frustrating event for a homeowner. The water may be standing, or other cases appear to have receded when it has instead seeped under flooring or wicked into the sheetrock or wound up in the neighbor's house in the unit next door. All of these issues require more than a visual inspection to locate the areas that need extraction and drying. SERVPRO techs bring various types of detection equipment to ensure that all areas of collected moisture get found and addressed as rapidly as possible.

Can Wet Sheetrock Recover From Flood Damage?

When water comes into contact with sheetrock in your Brooklyn property, the flood damage can have different outcomes depending on:
    •    How long the exposure took place
    •    The length of time before the cleanup started
    •    If the sheetrock shows signs of deterioration
    •    The nature of the water, whether it is clean or groundwater
    •    Buckling walls or sagging ceilings can present a danger to people in the vicinity, and to the technicians that  perform controlled demo actions as needed

When scoping the property and tracking down all the areas of water migration, the technicians take special care to determine if the building materials can get dried in place. If the sheetrock has too much deterioration from water exposure, the techs try to limit the amount that gets removed by locating and measuring several inches over the waterline and only removing the damaged portion. While this action assists in drying the structure by opening up walls or ceilings as needed, it also makes repairs simple as a cut piece of sheetrock can get fitted in and then sealed in using joint compound and sanding for a smooth finish. Once the area gets primed and painted, there will be no sign of the previous problem.

Is It Easier to Tell if Floodwater is Contaminated by Sight or Odor?

Although floodwater carries a recognizable odor, there is no way to look at water and know what is in it. The techs use different types of testing to determine the presence of any harmful bacteria or pathogens and apply the appropriate water treatments to lessen the chance of injury during the handling of the water during extraction and disposal.

Carpet has two primary outcomes after storm damage when the carpet gets wet through a broken window from high winds and rain enters the home, it has restoration potential as long as the mitigation begins quickly. The water in the house has not been allowed to degrade.

Instead of testing for contaminants, SERVPRO technicians use their equipment to test the carpet materials to choose the best cleaning method. The techs look for:
    •    The composition of materials that make up the carpet fibers to determine if shrinkage is a potential issue  
    •    Testing of the colorfastness of the dyes used on the threads
    •    Examination of the backing to ensure it has not deteriorated due to exposure to water
    •    If water spots are an issue, the techs can address those as a final step

In situations where groundwater has gotten absorbed into the carpet, it requires disposal using the protocols as biohazard removal due to the contaminated nature of the water. Because wet carpet is so heavy and can cause injury to lift, the techs extract the water and cut it into strips for faster and more efficient removal.

How Can I Avoid Issues with Mold?

Microscopic airborne mold spores float harmlessly inside and out most of the time, and unless conditions are right for germination, they pose no threat. After floodwater in a home creates an elevated air moisture environment, the spores can find a hospitable place and begin to grow, particularly on sheetrock and wood. SERVPRO techs have extensive training and certification for mold remediation #00055 to neutralize the colonies before the problem becomes an infestation through the use of their drying equipment, professional-grade antimicrobial cleaning agents and follow up treatments such as sealants to inhibit any return.

How Do I Get Repairs Made After Floodwater Ruins Things in My Home?

When the cleanup of the home gets completed, the techs walk the property owner through and go over the components that needed removal and items that got restored. Areas where sheetrock needs replacing or other necessary repairs can also get done by SERVPRO. With their general contractor license, the techs have the knowledge and experience to do:
    •    Any size reconstruction
    •    Painting
    •    Installation of flooring
    •    Plumbing repairs
    •    Electrical repairs

SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn at (718) 522-4400 is ready to handle any size flood damage 24/7, and make the damage to your property, “Like it never even happened.”

Does Business As Usual Grind to a Halt When My Commercial Building Needs Water Damage Restoration?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Give the Experts at SERVPRO a Call When Water Damage Restoration of Your Brooklyn Business Is Job One for You and Your Tenants

If anything is more frustrating than the disruption of a water loss on your business property, it surely is when you also have tenants whose operations are affected. Brooklyn commercial buildings can be full of many shops, cafes, offices, and production sites, so water damage affects dozens to hundreds in our neighborhoods. Add in disappointed customers, and the effect spreads.

Can Water Restoration Companies Help with Partitioning So Limited “Business as Usual” Can Proceed?

Customers are fickle, so it is crucial to maintain a presence when your Brooklyn business needs water damage restoration. You cannot afford to have the customer base you and your tenants built go elsewhere as your damaged building recovers. To ensure that you and your commercial tenants can still honor customer requests, partnering with a restoration company with an experienced construction division helps immensely. Erecting baffles and barriers while building contained workspaces for water damage restoration can carve out safe, welcoming areas that permit your and your tenants’ businesses to continue operation.

Once Was Enough -- Is There a Way to Avoid The Chaos of Water Damage Restoration in the Future?

Think about partnering proactively with SERVPRO by collaborating on an Emergency READY Profile (ERP). We encourage our commercial clients to consider our ERP to prepare for water damage or another disaster much the same way you prepare for other business crises. To access the benefits of an ERP, do the following:

  • Schedule an in-person assessment with one of our experienced water damage restoration project managers
  • Review any recommendations resulting from the evaluation, and implement them:
    • Store critical documents off-site or digitally
    • Raise equipment above typical flood lines
    • Repair leaks and upgrade utility configurations
  • Designate employees or others to act on your business’s behalf if you are unavailable during a disaster
  • Discuss the final concise, digital ERP plan with our managers, so you anticipate accurately what a water damage restoration job means to your operations and create planned adaptations to keep you going during the restoration

The crews from SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn are trained and focused on getting multi-use commercial buildings back online fast -- “Like it never even happened.” Call (718) 522-4400 day or night to get the help you and your business tenants must have to return to normal operations.

Contractor Licenses:

Residential: 2015353DCA

Mold Remediation: 00055

Whom Do I Call to Get Rid of Water and Sewage in My Brooklyn Basement Apartment?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Brooklyn Residents Struggling with Flood Damage in Basement Level Apartments Can Rely on SERVPRO for Solutions 

Hurricane season can hit Brooklyn hard, with heavy rains upsetting the equilibrium in basement living quarters. Inches to feet of floodwater from torrential rains sweeping over-pavements and even sea surging is concerning. When local sanitary systems become overwhelmed, sewage can intermingle with the other floodwaters creating an untenable situation. 

What Is My First Step When Storm Damage Floods My Basement Apartment? 

Sewage mixed with flood damage in Brooklyn basement apartments feels beyond solving when it happens to you. Do not despair. Instead, call a disaster recovery company promptly. The quicker you get assistance, the more likely your personal property and your home's structural components can start returning to normal. 

What Can I Expect from Flood Damage Mitigation and Remediation Professionals? 

Count on SERVPRO to arrive promptly, listen to your concerns, assess the scene, and begin emergency services, with your permission. Our highly trained crews come equipped with commercial-grade equipment, including truck-mounted extractors capable of moving out 36,000 gallons of fluids a day. Sometimes safety requires disconnecting the power in your apartment, and our onboard generators permit us to avoid delays in removing the contaminated flooding. We contain the fluids and remove them according to local regulations. Next steps include: 

  • Cleaning surfaces with EPA-registered products
  • Disinfecting surfaces with EPA register antimicrobials
  • Collecting moisture data to project drying goals 
  • Drying out structures using the assistance of air movers and dehumidifiers 

Is There Any Hope for Saving My Wet Personal Property? 

We often recommend a partial or total pack-out of wet contents to our production facility. In confined spaces like a basement apartment, this can help crews on-site complete their work without impediments. Our contents processing specialists evaluate and work hard to restore your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions to functionality and appearance. 

Trust SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn to help during the aftermath of a flooding disaster in your basement apartment. Call us at (718) 522-4400 day or night -- we know flooding happens round the clock. 

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What Happens When Water Gets Trapped in Wall Systems?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

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When materials become saturated in your Brooklyn home, there are several strategies to dry and repair these compromised areas.

Migrating water losses after a disaster can be highly damaging to Brooklyn homes and apartments. Because much of your plumbing has gotten installed within wall systems for aesthetic reasons, a breach in this network could severely impact structural cavities as well as the surface layers nearby. Many threats exist when water becomes trapped in these wall and ceiling systems, including deterioration, microbial growth, and access to spread to other areas of the property.

Regarding water removal for Brooklyn properties

There are multiple tools and devices ideal for addressing traditional standing water concerns throughout the house. When it comes to more complex conditions like trapped moisture, this removal effort requires more sophisticated approaches. Wall systems can quickly absorb migrating loss effects, making it vital to begin restorative efforts as soon as possible.

How Bad is the Damage?

It can often be wise to begin the restoration and recovery processes with an assessment of the damaged areas to determine the severity of the situation. With water losses, detection devices are often required to get the proper perspective on the areas in question. Careful inspections of these areas can help identify where moisture pockets and dampness exist beyond the surface. We can then deploy the appropriate drying techniques to protect exposed wall system elements like drywall, insulation, or framework. Moisture detection devices include:

Is Controlled Demolition Necessary?

With a team of in-house contractors that can work alongside our SERVPRO technicians on-site, we can offer real-time emergency services that can protect more of your property. One of these initial actions that our general contractors can take is controlled demolition. There are many distinct advantages to choosing this approach to being drying and recovery efforts in your home. These include:

  • Ease of Access to Damaged Areas - By removing portions of damaged materials from the affected areas in your house, we can have a direct access point to broken pipes and other causes of the water damage trapped in the walls. 
  • Removal of Deteriorating Materials – The action of controlled demolition is a benefit to the property itself. Deterioration and moisture damage can spread throughout sensitive surfaces drywall quickly and continually, making the removal of compromised materials vital. 
  • More Efficient Drying – Openings in the interior wall systems can provide greater access to moisture and dampness tracked with our detection tools for drying with air movers and other evaporative equipment. 

What Drying Solutions Should Begin?

Drying is always going to be a fundamental practice of returning your water-damaged property to its original conditions. There are many tools and devices that play a role in this process. To appropriately dry out wall systems, provisions must first get made. Controlled demolition can provide access for drying equipment like our low-profile air movers, while holes drilled behind the removed baseboard of drywall surfaces can provide entry points for focused blasts of heated air. While there are dozens of tools and pieces of equipment ideal for addressing surface and trapped moisture concerns, we often choose a combination of:

  • Positive Pressure Systems
  • Wet Vacuums 
  • Centrifugal Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers 

How Can SERVPRO Make it “Like it never even happened."?

Repairs and reconstruction are often necessary to return your property to preloss condition, and this requires a fast transition between mitigation and these structural requirements. Initially, our contractors can work to provide your home with repairs to areas like breached plumbing and other pressing repairs. Replacing damaged sections of pipe or compromised fixtures can allow water service to get restored to your home and mitigation to continue.

Reinstallation of discarded materials is also a pressing need after mitigation completes, and our contractors can seamlessly transition to this phase of recovery when they are able. With careful, controlled demolition, reconstruction should often be more efficient than full-scale build back. Between replacing insulation and missing pieces of drywall to patching the holes made to use our positive pressure system, we can improve the look and feel of your property after a water loss incident 

Disasters do not wait for convenient times to strike, meaning that you should respond and react to these emergencies as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn team has cutting-edge tools and technology to restore your home or business. We can often reach your home within hours of the first call that you make to our emergency staffed line at (718) 522-4400.

Does SERVPRO Provide Services for Areas Indirectly Impacted During Fire Damage Restoration of Brooklyn Apartments?

7/11/2020 (Permalink)

Burning House Call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn’s emergency contact number, for reconstruction of your apartment or home after a fire.

Fire Damage Restoration in Brooklyn

During a fire, the smoke swirling out of any opened windows can illustrate how forcefully the smoke pushes away from the flames consuming an apartment in Brooklyn. Fire damage restoration experts from SERVPRO know that this same strength pushes smoke particles into areas that might seem completed unfazed. Smoke particles, as well as the smoke’s heat, can also damage areas far away from direct heat.

What Kind of Smoke and Fire Damage Might Happen to Unburnt Rooms?

In other areas, SERVPRO’s technicians work to clean away soot before it can cause permanent damage. Soot affects painted surfaces, metals, and wood. Both steam and smoke can leave oil-based paint surfaces bubbled, and affect wallpapers and trim in a similar manner.

    •    Other noticeable kinds of smoke and fire damage in Brooklyn leach odors into the air, namely from soot-saturated
    •    Carpeting and other absorbent flooring,
    •    Textured walls and other surfaces (brick, cork, acoustic tile, etc.),
    •    Tucked-away enclosures with hard-to-reach interior spaces.

How does SERVPRO Restore These Additional Areas to Pre-Fire Condition?

Our technicians use equipment designed to remove soot particles, oils, and the plethora of other chemicals produced when things inside your dwelling burn or with some synthetics, get too hot. With carpeting and other flooring, it is typical for these areas to become highly loaded with soot. This makes cleaning an intense activity.

Textured walls require brushing and vacuuming, followed by liquid cleansers in some cases. We use a hydrogen peroxide-based method on acoustic tiles that removes the soot from the tiniest crevices and pores. With enclosed areas, we generally refrain from opening these up and instead depend on powerful binding agents used during a deodorizing fogging session.

Staining can occur, making it cost-effective to replace materials. We discuss such situations with the customer prior to making any permanent changes or investing time into cleaning items that the property owner might instead prefer to eliminate and replace.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn’s emergency contact number, (718) 522-4400, for reconstruction of your apartment or home after a fire. We can guide you with other services in addition to fire damage restoration and reconstruction.

What Are the Benefits of Professional Water Restoration in Brooklyn?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

flooded room with blank frame hanging on the wall Don’t panic when facing water damage on your property. Contact team SERVPRO for effective water removal services.

There are many reasons why one might consider the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO team for their water-damaged Brooklyn apartment.

As independent as many Brooklyn property owners might be, many water loss incidents are too severe for them to address. It is easy to consider the possibility of facing even considerable water damage when you believe that surface water is the only concern. Unfortunately, water losses can happen from hundreds of sources in your apartment, many of which get out of control too quickly for DIY approaches.

Recovering your apartment when it is your responsibility to do so, should almost always fall into the hands of water restoration companies in Brooklyn like our SERVPRO team. Choosing a professional approach over attempting the restoration on your own ensures that you get the best possible care for your residence in a timely fashion. Water restoration itself embodies many phases, from the initial extraction and content management through thorough drying and cleaning of your apartment. It is much more than just removing standing water that you can see in your unit's damaged areas.

What Makes SERVPRO a Wise Choice for Recovery?

As a reputable restoration team in the borough that we serve here in New York City, we understand that we are among the many options that residents have when it comes to professional restoration. We offer many advantages to choosing our service when disaster strikes. The more that you know about us and the commitment we have to our customers, the more you can appreciate the links that we go to make water losses or any disaster "Like it never even happened." Some of the distinct advantages and benefits to choosing our professionals include:

  • Fast Response
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Experienced Technicians
  • Extensive Training
  • Cutting-Edge Equipment

No matter why you need professional restoration services, our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn team can help when you call (718) 522-4400.

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We Had a Water Emergency, Why Should I Call SERVPRO?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged room Water damages floors and wallboard quickly. We have the equipment necessary to restore you home today!

Water Damage Restoration Brings Your Brooklyn Home Back to Pre-Loss Condition, and SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster! 

A water loss incident often brings significant property damage. Some of the problems may be slight, which includes staining on the walls or ceilings. However, any moisture that has the chance to accumulate enhances potential structure damage or the onset of mold. If you have moisture or leaking that puts water behind baseboards and walls, you are dealing with a hidden threat, which is why it is best to call our skilled technicians at SERVPRO to handle the water emergency that you have in your Brooklyn home. 

Why is Moisture Detection so Important?

The longer that moisture lingers anywhere in your home, the more secondary damage can develop. When you need water damage restoration in Brooklyn, our team of trained water restoration technicians (WRT) arrives quickly to get started on water removal. We have a broad range of advanced equipment and moisture detection tools to facilitate cleanup. Failing to address all areas of moisture can cause harm to building materials or further into your structural elements. 

Why is it Important to Follow Where the Water Went? 

Once water infiltrates your home, regardless of the cause, it migrates from areas of saturation into dry areas. Drywall and other building materials like wood are porous. What this means is that they attract and hold onto a substantial amount of water. This water retention brings on issues like warping, swelling, and eventual breakdown. There is also the potential for mold infestation should moisture be left to linger for too long. Our team uses specialized moisture detection tools to monitor the walls carefully and floors in your home to tell us whether or not drying is working effectively. 

What Drying and Moisture Detection Tools Do You Use? 

SERVPRO brings a vast assortment of tools and advanced technology to each Brooklyn water damage restoration project. All of them work in unison to pull up water and look for hidden moisture and speed up drying times. Our attention to detail helps us lessen water damage under your carpets or flooring and behind the walls and baseboards throughout the water loss zone. This level of planning and a unique formula we use tells us just what equipment and how many units are necessary to get the best results. 

Some of the devices that we use for detecting and monitoring moisture include: 

  • Moisture meters, such as non-penetrating and penetrating moisture meters, determine the moisture content in certain materials, which tells our team when your structure is dry.
  • Moisture sensors tell us just how much moisture remains in soft materials, much like your carpets and carpet padding.
  • Thermo-Hygrometers help to measure the temperature and the relative humidity in the air. 

Why Are Your Methods Better Than DIY? 

Even if you have a relatively powerful wet-dry vacuum to try lifting water from floors, you do not have the professional-grade equipment that brings faster results. More substantial jobs and moisture detection call for the help of skilled technicians. All of our water restoration professionals have training following the standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Some of the different tools that we use to execute prompt, reliable water removal includes: 

  • Portable and submersible pumps often used as go-to equipment for a variety of standard jobs
  • Truck-mounted extractors are suitable for removing hundreds to thousands of gallons of water, even if it contains debris
  • Rovers, or ride-on units, that work by using the operator's weight to push down carpeting, pulling up moisture 

Will a Lot of My Belongings Get Discarded? 

SERVPRO technicians work diligently to salvage water damaged belongings whenever possible. In some cases, we provide pack-out services to bring items off-site for further restoration efforts. Everything that is moved or discarded gets logged for your information and added to your insurance claim. 

When some building materials get saturated to the point that they are no longer salvageable, our team performs what is known as controlled demolition. We perform strategically placed cuts to remove damaged sheetrock and remove the baseboards, which allows us the chance to put air movers into place, which boosts airflow for efficient drying. All materials removed during controlled demolition get replaced with new materials to make it, "Like it never even happened." 

To wrap up your water damage restoration project, our team tests areas for moisture and then implements cleaning and disinfection measures using EPA-registered products. Everything is sanitized and back to normal so that you and your family can resume your daily routine. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn is available for 24/7 emergency service. To have a crew assigned to your water damage restoration project, give us a call at (718) 522-4400.

What Should I Do After a Fire?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Home on Fire Northwest Brooklyn Experienced a Fire? Call SERVPRO Today!

Bring in SERVPRO to Clean and Restore Your Brooklyn Home After a Fire Loss

Even if the damage got contained to a single area in your home, seeing it for the first time after a fire has occurred can feel overwhelming for what to do first. The longer the mitigation efforts get delayed has the potential to increase the loss. That is why it is vital to engage a professional restoration services company as soon as possible after a residential Brooklyn fire loss. 

Can I Stay in My House After Fire Damage?

Before we talk about what you should do, let's cover what you should not do after fire damage in your Brooklyn home. Deciding whether or not to remain within the property is something you should talk over with the firefighters at the scene. They can tell you if the structure or nature of the fire loss is okay to be around or not. In many cases, it is not safe to remain around charred items as soot has to potential to be a skin and respiratory irritant. Other considerations include:

  • The utilities in your home should not get turned on unless deemed safe by a certified professional
  • Do not clean any smoke residues yourself as it can result in greater damages
  • If electrical equipment received damage, do not turn it on to test it
  • Do not attempt to enter a property deemed structurally unsafe to retrieve valuables or important documents 

Actions You Should Take Post-House Fire 

There are many proactive things that homeowners can do after a fire before SERVPRO technicians arrive on-site to begin the cleanup and restoration process.

  • Contact family members or friends if you need a place to stay after the fire. Then contact your insurance agent to start the claims process and SERVPRO to begin the mitigation efforts for the property and contents
  • If your pets cannot stay with you, see if they can stay with a trusted family member or friend until your property gets restored.
  • Within 24 hours of the occurrence of the fire, contact your utility companies to turn off the services to your home
  • Have the post office hold or forward your mail 

What Can SERVPRO Do for Local Property Owners After a Fire? 

Once the technicians arrive on the site, homeowners can tell the crew chief any valuable items, keepsakes, or important papers that they need to get out of the home. During the cleanup, the techs will:

  • Photograph and document the fire loss items for insurance purposes
  • Secure the property if necessary, to keep unauthorized individuals out of it
  • Clean and restore both structure and contents with smoke damage

With their general contractor license #2015353DCA, the techs can handle not only the mitigation of the fire loss in the home but also any repairs or reconstruction that needs to occur for a full resolution of the damage. Since mold can sometimes rear its ugly head during the cleanup process, the techs hold certification in mold remediation: #00055, and know the early warning signs of an infestation and know how to halt it before it starts.

SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn has advanced equipment and state-of-the-art restoration methods to bring your home from a state of fire damage to its preloss condition. The certified technicians are available 24/7 at (718) 522-4400.

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Is My Brooklyn Home a Lost Cause After the Fire?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Burnt mansion interior after fire Call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn at (718) 522-4400 to deploy a crew as soon as possible to help with fire damage.

The SERVPRO Crew in Brooklyn Addresses Fire Damage Promptly to Ensure Your Home is Back to Pre-Loss Condition

The path of destruction that fire leaves behind can be overwhelming, but that does not mean that it is impossible to clean up. When you have a team like SERVPRO on your side, you can rest assured that your property is in excellent hands. You can count on us to take the time to assess your interior and belongings while also ensuring that all structural elements are entirely safe. We are also available in Brooklyn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for all of your emergency restoration needs.

What Happens with Restoration?

Our IICRC-certified technicians specialize in fire damage in Brooklyn, which means that your home is in excellent hands. The crew chief assesses the fire loss zone, taking note of the damage and inspecting structural elements to ensure safety. From there, the crew puts together a plan of action detailing all of the steps, tools, equipment, and method best suited for the job.

Can All of These Soot Stains Be Removed?

Smoke particles and soot residue can be challenging due to the complicated chemical composition. The removal methods that we use depend on the types of materials burned in the fire. During soot and smoke residue removal, our team will:

    •    Utilize chemical-based or lubricative cleaning agents that allow us to cut through the stubborn residue.
    •    Perform controlled demolition to remove any unsalvageable materials to have them replaced with brand-new materials.
    •    Use abrasives on any patches of tough soot and grime – as long as the surface areas can withstand it.

The goal is to make your interior like-new once again after the fire, which means that we take the necessary steps for total odor removal. We ensure that your interior is free from reminders of fire with the help of sealant paints, air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and thermal fogging machines.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn at (718) 522-4400 to deploy a crew as soon as possible to help with fire damage.

What are Signs of Mold Growth in a Bathroom?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

esporta washing system, black drum Moldy clothes or belongings in your Brooklyn flat? Call SERVPRO for remediation using advanced equipment

SERVPRO has extensive training to handle any type or size of mold remediation in Brooklyn homes

One thing to remember about mold growth is that it will not stop until the conditions allowing it to flourish in a home get eradicated. Only then will remediation efforts work to halt any further mold colony spread or growth. It is vital not to rely on DIY methods and engage a professional company. Signs that you may have a mold issue in your Brooklyn bathroom include:

  • A musty odor that is persistent
  • Visible signs of mold growth
  • Delamination of tiles or wallpaper
  • Damp conditions that do not diminish due to poor ventilation

Can Tile With Mold Damage Get Reused After Cleaning?

When SERVPRO techs handle mold damage remediation in Brooklyn properties, their goal is to save as much of the structure as possible. Porous items such as sheetrock and fabrics may require disposal if there is no way to return them to a sanitary standard for reuse. However, if the fabrics and clothing can be washed and disinfected in an Esporta washing system, these can be restored.

Not only do the technicians remove the items that got ruined by the mold infestation, but they also scope the property to discover the reason for it. Frequently seen reasons for this type of issue in a bathroom are unseen leaks behind a wall or poor exhaust ventilation trapping the moist air from showers or baths in the bathroom. In the case of common walls in apartments and condos, the water source should be inspected and fixed. If any building materials require removal and disposal, the technicians can offer any needed repairs or complete reconstruction with their general contractor license #2015353DCA.

SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn at (718) 522-4400 is certified to handle mold damage remediation as indicated by our New York State license #00055 in local properties and can determine the reason for the infestation and necessary repairs to help prevent reoccurrences.