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How Can SERVPRO Help with Active Mold Threats in Williamsburg Homes?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

mold growth on ceiling, wall and windowsill Damp areas, like areas around windows, can foster mold growth. Inspect your home often for signs of mold and mildew.

Quickly Removing Mold Colonies Can Protect Williamsburg Properties and Their Occupants

Mold can be a rapidly developing threat for area homes and businesses in moist conditions. Whether following water damage or flooding, unresolved damp pockets can welcome mold growth and the damage that comes with it. We are leading remediation professionals that can help to overcome these threats. 

Identifying Where Mold is Growing

Initial inspections of the property are a telling sign of credible mold removal companies in Williamsburg homes. Our SERVPRO professionals can inspect suspected damaged areas for indicators of active mold growth and structural concerns, including:

  • Surface spotting
  • Foul odors
  • Damp areas
  • Sampling

Mold Removal Strategies to Eliminate Active Colonization

There are several possible methods for removing active colonies from a residence. Surface treatment solutions are among the most common when our professionals reach the scene before extensive damage results. Biocide and sporicidal cleaning products kill spores on contact and make the surface uninhabitable. When more than superficial cleaning is necessary, we have advanced remediation options like media blasting and sanding.

Black Mold Damage Repairs in Williamsburg Homes

Not all mold removal companies can meet the total needs of your home during remediation and restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals have a general contractor license to provide many repair and reconstruction services where necessary to damaged homes. Our team is ready for action, from the initial controlled demolition and bulk material removal to the reconstruction of removed structural elements like wall assemblies. 

Mold can be one of the most underrated threats to area homes and businesses, so it is a situation best left to remediation professionals when it gets discovered. As leading mold removal experts, our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn team can help eliminate active colonies and restore the damage they cause. Call us today at (718) 522-4400.

What Actions Drive Water Mitigation for Brooklyn Residences?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Specific Steps Help to Protect and Preserve Wet Areas of Brooklyn Properties After Water Damage

When water damages impact Brooklyn residences, the situation can prove overwhelming for the customer. As leading water restoration specialists for the city, we can respond fast with the mitigative solutions to make water damages "Like it never even happened." 

Emergency Services to Protect from Further Harm 

Water mitigation in Brooklyn homes can often indicate actions taken in many areas of the property. Pressing concerns like standing water might be prioritized, but our technicians must also combat developing threats like structural vulnerabilities or exposed contents. 

Water Removal Options for Pooling or Trapped Water

As you might expect, homes and businesses alike deal with some degree of standing or pooling water damage after a disaster. Burst pipes can leave more of a threat in this regard than a slow leak from inner-wall plumbing, but the certainty of needing water removal services remains the same. Evaluating the condition of exposed surfaces can determine what extraction methods suit the situation best, including:

  • Vacuuming
  • Pumping
  • Draining
  • Absorption

Protecting What Matters Most After a Disaster

Another crucial mitigation action that our professionals can take is addressing the damage and potential harm to contents and personal belongings. In some situations, moving and relocating items in the path of migrating moisture is enough to prevent irreparable harm. We do provide intricate cleaning and restoration solutions at our nearby SERVPRO facility for more pressing recovery needs. 

The processes of mitigation are among the essential services that our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn team offers. Every water damage incident presents a finite timeline for restoration and recovery, and many of our emergency services provided help to meet these pressing deadlines. Our experienced team is standing by at (718) 522-4400.

How Does Storm Damage Cause Flooding to Brooklyn Apartments?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

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After Envelope Breaches, Water Intrusion for Brooklyn Apartments Can be Destructive

Brooklyn is no stranger to storm systems and heavy snowfall throughout specific seasons of the year. With the weather's damage to aging apartment complexes, our SERVPRO professionals are standing by to help with extraction, drying, and cleaning. 

Water Penetration After Roof Vulnerabilities 

Severe storm events are not uncommon and can result in flood damage to Brooklyn apartments and houses. Torrential rain and brutal winds can damage roof assemblies to allow for moisture and runoff penetration to the structure. Addressing these situations as quickly as possible is vital. 

Water Removal Options  

Removing standing water and spreading surface water damage can be vital to protect the property and its contents. Apartment buildings common to the borough can leave multiple units exposed to water damage after the flooding. We have vacuuming and pumping approaches to resolve standing water concerns and promote faster drying afterward quickly. 

Drying Techniques for Confined Spaces 

Smaller spaces can often be a challenging position for drying and moisture removal. Many of the attic spaces or crawl spaces for these properties experience heavy moisture damages. Reaching all exposed surfaces can be difficult with the size and scope of most available restoration equipment. Wall and ceiling assemblies, for example, can hold standing water and damp pockets until secondary effects like mold growth occur. To counteract these outcomes, we have drying tools to help like:

  • Positive/Negative Pressure Systems
  • Low-Profile Centrifugal Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers
  • Portable Heaters

Flood damage to any part of a Brooklyn home or apartment can be devastating. With how fast effects can spread through a residence, our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn team is available 24/7 to help. We have experienced technicians and leading equipment available when you call (718) 522-4400.

Generate Stellar Results in Williamsburg with Professional Fire Damage Restoration

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls Fire damage on your property can be extensive. Call the technicians at our SERVPRO location to tackle the damage and remediate the situation.

After Suffering Fire Damage, You Need SERVPRO at Your Williamsburg Home for Restoration Services

The speed that flames consume a building is astounding and often astonishes Williamsburg homeowners. While first responders may get there fast to put out the fire, the fire damage and fallout can often be immense. Even the most minor fire calls for detailed fire damage restoration and smoke remediation, best handled by skilled technicians. SERVPRO features fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) ready to restore your property to the pre-fire condition – “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO works efficiently and safely on all projects involving fire damage restoration in Williamsburg. We have years of experience and stay up to date on all the latest training and equipment for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup. To achieve house fire clean up goals, our team may initiate any number of actions, such as:

    • Facilitating smoke remediation to help remove stubborn residues from all surfaces
    • Repair or replacement of any charred materials
    • Detailed cleaning of all surfaces, including deodorization and sanitization
  • Surface refinishing and controlled demolition – Residential Contractor License #: 2015353DCA

All fire damaged homes get addressed with the mindset of repair versus replace wherever possible. In times where total replacement is needed, we may remove and install new materials like:

  • Wallcoverings, wood panels, and drywall
  • Carpeting, wood floors, subfloor, and baseboards
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Fixtures
  • Utilities, including power cabling and air ducts

Where we find surfaces with soot deposits or charring, we may have the ability to clean and resurface with the help of soda blasting or sanding.

Water & fire damage restorations are what we do best here at SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn. We are available to get to work day or night by calling (718) 522-4400, and we can send out our crew as soon as possible.

Flood Damage and Drying When Your Brooklyn Commercial Property Needs It

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with items floating everywhere When your commercial property gets flooded, team SERVPRO can help. We arrive quickly on the scene with the equipment and certified technicians.

Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Assistance to Ensure Your Brooklyn Business Does Not Miss a Beat

Running a business, you need to remain prepared for just about anything – this should include a flooding or water clean up plan. After the initial shock of the water-related emergency wears off, knowing that your employees and cleanup team have a plan in place adds peace of mind. You deserve to get the results you need with professional water removal services and drying, so it is best to have SERVPRO’s number handy.

We’re Faster to Any Disaster!

But, what does that mean? Mitigating flood damage in your Brooklyn commercial space should include many steps. SERVPRO arrives within hours of the initial call, and we start the assessment right away so that water removal may begin fast. Not only do we feature specialty drying equipment and proven methods, but our flood remediation services include elements like:

  • Highly trained technicians who are fully IICRC-certified and always keep safety a top priority.
  • We always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) upon entering the building to begin assessment and clean up.
  • Staging areas get set up, selecting zones that allow us to prevent cross-contamination from happening within your Brooklyn commercial property.
  • Your business gets the Certified: SERVPRO Clean seal of approval after finishing up with extraction, drying, controlled demolition (as needed), sanitization, and deodorization.

We Know Flood Damage Risks for Businesses

Even if you have a small janitorial crew, nothing matches professional water damage remediation. We approach each flood restoration job using:

  • Submersible pumps
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Industrial air movers
  • Dehumidification equipment
  • Thermal foggers to disinfect
  • And more!

No matter the industry you are in, SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn has the power to handle all your flood damage needs. Call us 24/7 at (718) 522-4400 to receive immediate assistance.

What Does Mitigation and Water Removal in Brooklyn Look Like?

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe leaking water Facing a burst pipe at your home can be overwhelming. Our SERVPRO technicians are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO Offers Prompt Response for all Water Restoration and Mitigation Projects in Brooklyn

Water mitigation is a crucial part of any restoration job, whether you have a brownstone with burst pipes or a single-family dwelling with ceiling leaks. Even a faulty appliance can send a significant amount of water into your Brooklyn home that must get addressed quickly to limit the level of damage. Professional water damage remediation with SERVPRO not only stops water from infiltrating dry space, but we also have the power to address hidden moisture while bringing down relative humidity.

To begin water mitigation in Brooklyn, SERVPRO arrives on the scene to perform a thorough assessment. Our crew chief takes note of the cause of water infiltration to formulate a plan of action that stops the flooding and allows the team to begin extraction. Timing is everything during a water clean up incident, and SERVPRO always ensures it gets done right the first time. We will:

    • Assess Water Migration – Because spilled water remains in motion and looks for dry spaces like building cavities and cracks, we follow the path to ensure no moisture gets left behind. 
    • Perform Detailed Moisture Detection – Our Green Fleet comes fully stocked with moisture detection tells that allow us to seek out all areas where water may have traveled, leaving moisture behind. We may use thermal imaging camera technology, moisture meters, or borescopes that help us locate all problem zones. In some instances, a drill or hole punch in the wall might be the best practice for facilitating water removal. 
  • Initiate Drying and Water Damage Repairs – With high-powered fans, filtration units, and dehumidifiers, we restore indoor air quality (IAQ) and relative humidity levels. Controlled demolition gets performed as needed, and everything is deodorized and sanitized to make it “Like it never even happened.” – Residential Contractor License #: 2015353DCA

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn at (718) 522-4400 to have a crew deployed to get started on water mitigation efforts.

Are Flood Odors Leaving Their Calling Cards at your Brooklyn Business?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo and equipment We understand the need for swift response to water damage incidents in your business property. Let us help get you back to business as usual.

A Speedy Resolution to Commercial Water Damage in Brooklyn

When we talk about water issues in your commercial property, we are talking about both the impact of moisture on furnishings as well as microbial damage. All moisture carries microbes that can produce unpleasant odors. In older commercial properties, structural contents like blinds or carpets can carry pre-existing issues like grime buildup or mold. Exposure to moisture can loosen embedded grime producing further unpleasant odors. We work closely with commercial properties in this community to restore property damages quickly and efficiently.

Trained SERVPRO Technicians

The team members that work repairing commercial water damage in Brooklyn businesses are highly trained professionals with certificates in a range of remediation areas. These certificates include water repair technicians (WRT), applied structural drying (ASD), and odor control technicians (OCT). Depending on the breadth and scale of your requirements, we can send a unit with the correct qualifications to restore your property to a safe working environment for both staff and customers.

Water Damage Restoration Equipment

The ability to mobilize equipment is a crucial aspect of restoring a commercial business. At SERVPRO, we rely mainly on truck-mounted extraction units for drying a property. These machines can remove excess quantities of water from both soft and hard flooring by combining vacuum power with a heating element. They are up to a thousand times more efficient than merely placing dehumidifiers and rapid air movers.

Water & Mold Damage Restorations

A priority for your staff and customers is likely to be odor control. In older commercial properties, water can exacerbate pre-existing issues like minor mold growth causing unpleasant smells. Often, these smells depart once the property is dry. However, when that is not the case, SERVPRO can use industrial-grade fogging equipment to deodorize the job site and neutralize unpleasant odor thoroughly.

We specialize in getting your business back to a habitable state for your staff and customers. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn at (718) 522-4400.

Our Certified Technicians Are Prepared To Restore Your Brooklyn Home After A Flood Damage Disaster

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Professional Help for Brooklyn Flood Damage

Extreme weather patterns are more common every year, exposing your Brooklyn property to the risk of harm from flooding. When heavy rains and winds cause excess water to flow into your brownstone or condo, you need to take fast action. Our well-qualified team of water damage specialists is ready to respond quickly with the skills and equipment required to remediate the damage done by flooding.

Brooklyn is no stranger to flood damage. The Atlantic Ocean, more precisely Upper Bay, is just blocks to the west with the potential to deliver storm surge if a strong weather system arrives. Flash flooding following torrential rains can make its way into your home, requiring fast action with professional equipment to prevent progressive or permanent damage.

Trained Water Damage Restoration Technicians

Our SERVPRO crews count many Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) among the ranks, trained in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework. When we arrive at your flood damaged home, an experienced manager assesses the damage and creates a mitigation plan. Our service vehicles pack water removal and structural drying equipment, avoiding any delay as crew members implement the plan.

Flood Damage Restoration Equipment

Pumps take care of water deeper than two inches, and wanded extractors pull moisture out of cracks and crevices. SERVPRO technicians are skilled at measuring moisture levels in porous building materials and employing thermal imaging equipment to locate water that migrated into building cavities. We use strategies like flood cuts or holes drilled in mortar joints to release the water and open access to the damp areas, so drying techniques work more efficiently.

Floodwater is contaminated, mixing with the sea, road chemicals, decaying organic materials, and even sewage. SERVPRO can contain the fouled water, disposing of it as required by local regulation. We use cleansing products and tools to clear away the soiling brought into your home by the Category 3 water and treat affected areas with EPA-registered disinfectants. Once the flooded space is clean and sanitized, we set up drying perimeters to reduce the moisture content of your home’s structural components to normal levels. A balance of air movement, temperature, and dehumidification brings back the preloss conditions in a controlled way, ensuring we avoid secondary issues like mold growth.

SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn knows how overwhelming flood damage can be, so we prepare our crews with the training and equipment to remediate the scenario fast. Call us at (718) 522-4400 round the clock, 365 days a year.

Commercial Buildings in Brooklyn with Mold Damage – Call SERVPRO

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over mold Mold can be a serious issue in your property. Don't let mold take over. Call SERVPRO for help today.

Can SERVPRO Provide Mold Damage Remediation in Brooklyn?

Whether your employees or customers notice a strong, musty odor at your Brooklyn commercial building, it is very important to address the problem quickly. It is well known that mold can cause health effects, and you do not want to have to shut down your business entirely to address a mold contamination issue. Mold can get started because of minor water leaks in plumbing, the windows, or the roof.

SERVPRO can be on site in less than four hours to address mold damage and infestations in Brooklyn buildings. Our microbial remediation specialist will assess the situation and recommend the best approach to minimize the impact on day-to-day operations. Our license under NY state Law - Mold Remediation Contractor License #: 00055. 

We install plastic sheeting to contain the infestation to the immediate area, and negative air pressure helps to contain mold spores further. We seal off the HVAC system to prevent contamination of the system. Depending on the magnitude of the mold infestation, we may also establish clean rooms and decontamination rooms to facilitate leaving and entering the work area. We remove contaminated porous materials, and we can remove mold and clean non-porous materials.

SERVPRO completes the work as quickly as possible while minimizing the impact on the remainder of the building and your day-to-day operations. Our services include:

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Mold Remediation and Repair

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn for mold damage in Brooklyn and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (718) 522-4400.

How Our Experts Handle Structural Issues After Flood Damage in Your Brooklyn Home

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged room; flood cuts in drywall Water affects structural elements. SERVPRO can help! We have the equipment to dry your property.

Addressing Structural Issues After Flood Damage in Brooklyn

Flooding incidents in Brooklyn damage structures in many ways depending on how they unfold. Incidents from severe weather events such as storms leave widespread damages because the wind may blow out roofs or other parts of the structure, creating more ways for water to breach. Flooding from rising water can dump significant amounts of contaminated water in the structure necessitating advanced cleanup and controlled demolition of some sections.

Boarding up and installing tarps after flood damage in Brooklyn helps prevent unnecessary damages. To do this properly requires an initial inspection of the entire property to identify all breaches. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their skills in building services to do such inspections and board up affected areas. We also use plastic sheets to cover contents or parts in the interior of the structure where necessary.

Flooding affects building materials such as insulation and drywall. Some types of insulation, such as Cellulose and Rockwool mat when wet losing R-value and fire resistance. Cellulose insulation loses its antimicrobial properties while Rockwool rusts because of its metallic properties. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts to remove the wet insulation and other structural materials easily. Leaving them in place would compromise the structure's energy efficiency or cause other problems such as microbial growth.

Porous materials such as carpets, wooden floors, and even frames absorb water during the flooding incident and can cause problems if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO technicians remove highly porous materials such as carpet and pad since it is not possible to clean all traces of contamination from the floodwaters. We clean up other materials such as frames and floors using professional cleaning agents and equipment such as pressure washers to get rid of all soiling. ASD, Applied Structural Drying, training helps ensure that we remove all excess moisture from affected materials to prevent problems such as rot and mold.

To restore your flood damaged structure to a preloss state, call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn. You can reach us at (718) 522-4400 any time. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.