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Water Damage Brooklyn NY, We Are Near You & Ready to Help

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair Near Me SERVPRO of Long Island City Provide Water Damage Repair Services to Properties Throughout New York City

New York City is facing an increasing number of severe storms which cause water damage/flood damage to residential and commercial properties. We are here to help these properties better prepare for these types of events. Our Long Island City team is constantly working with property owners in the area to identify vulnerabilities and help to plan accordingly in the event water enters the building. 

During the last severe storm event, Tropical Storm Ida, we responded to catastrophic flooding events in areas that had in recent memory never been affected by a tropical storm in such a way. While working to restore properties throughout the boroughs we found several instances where better preparation and equipment could have helped to minimize the damage to property.

By working with SERVPRO of Long Island City many property owners were able to create an Emergency Ready Profile with our project managers. Project Managers first review the building and assess the best way to mitigate future damage by preparing ahead of extreme weather events. Then if severe weather does impact the building the amount of damage is minimal and our team is prepared to mitigate further damage using pre-planned strategies based on the review of your property.

Contact our office today to talk about your property and developing an Emergency Ready Profile so you are prepared the next time extreme weather hits the NYC area.

What is the best extraction tool for flooding in my house?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

a caution road signage saying Storm Damage with shattered roof behind it Recovering a flooded home can feel like an insurmountable task when property owners first see the damage to their residence.

SERVPRO professionals have access to a wide range of water removal tools that can be used in any flood situation.

Flooding can cause a lot of water to remain on your property. If you don't act quickly to eliminate this water risk, the conditions could worsen such as structural deterioration and saturation. Our SERVPRO team can quickly take action to restore your property. Our professionals will assess your situation and determine the best equipment or products to help you achieve this goal.

Like every aspect of flood relief for businesses and homes, there are many ways to restore and recover the structure. There are many tools that can be used to extract water from a structure. The severity of the situation, depth of standing water and materials that are affected by flood water will all play a role in deciding which equipment is used. Our technicians have many tools available to them when mitigation starts. However, the most commonly used are:

  • Submersible Electric Pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Truck-Mount Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Specialty Extractors

Recovering a flooded home can feel like an insurmountable task when property owners first see the damage to their residence. Our team can help with efficient water removal, drying, and cleaning, to make all flood losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today!

How Do You Dry Electronics After A Water Leak?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

hands of a man using an electronic device Homeowners often use their phones and tablets in multiple rooms.

SERVPRO® professionals have the experience to help you save these resources in your home.

Leakages can cause havoc in a home. Water leaks can cause damage to electronics throughout a home. Homeowners often use their phones and tablets in multiple rooms. Experts who are familiar with how to protect your equipment and data can save you money.

What type of damage can a water leak usually cause?

A water leak can cause power problems with various electronics in your house. It is important to remove electronics from harm as soon as possible.

What are the first steps when electronics become damaged?

First, ensure there are no electrical hazards. All electronics must be unplugged and backup batteries disconnected. Fuse breakers and trip breakers also need to be removed.

What are the other steps?

All electronics should be removed from any exposed areas if possible. To prevent further water damage, electronics should be covered with plastic if possible.

What about the water leaking from the leak?

SERVPRO® professionals are skilled in removing any standing water. You should wipe away any water remaining from your electrical equipment after the water has been removed. Do not turn on the equipment until you have thoroughly evaluated it. Otherwise, further damage could be caused by running an electric charge through electronics.

What equipment can we use in addition?

SERVPRO® professionals may use dehumidification equipment to stabilize electronics. As this can lead to corrosion and condensation, electronics should not be allowed to cool to the room's dew point.

What happens if you need more specialized knowledge?

We may need to use an electronics restoration specialist in order to finish the job and ensure the integrity of the electronics.

SERVPRO® of Long Island City can help you save your electronics. For a free evaluation, call us at (718) 440-6994

Let SERVPRO help with your residential fire damage.

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

a peaceful lantern that caused a horrible damage to a family Candles add a pleasant look to rooms and add a pleasant aroma. If left unattended, candles can cause fire damage to homes.

Candles add a pleasant look to rooms and add a pleasant aroma. If left unattended, candles can cause fire damage to homes.

After leaving a candle lit, a homeowner unintentionally set fire to the bedroom of his daughter. A fan also blew a piece of paper into the flames. Although firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, smoke damage was extensive in the room.

Removing Charred Items

The room where the candle was placed had too much damage to be cleaned and needed to be removed. The techs will not dispose of items without the approval of the homeowner/ adjuster. This ensures that property owners are fully informed about the restoration process and that SERVPRO®'s actions do not fall outside of their insurance coverage.

Testing before Cleaning

It is important to test any smoke residues before using any solution. This will ensure that the right agents and methods are used. The residue may vary depending on the temperature of the fire or the objects that were burned by the flames. Dry and wet smoke can be found in the same space.

Techs use dry cleaning sponges to remove the fine, dark smoke that is often found on walls. Wet smoke can often be removed from surfaces by using solvents.

Odor Control in the Bedroom

The removal of charred objects can help reduce the fire odors. Because hot air expands in the fire, it can push odorous smoke into porous items. Many times, the smells can be removed by using the same odor control methods, such as thermal fogging.

Duct Inspection

Although the fire occurred in the room of the daughter, the family still used the HVAC. There was a high possibility that the soot could have spread throughout the house via the ductwork.
SERVPRO® technicians removed all traces of odors from the ducts.

SERVPRO® restores fire damaged properties to preloss conditions.

Water Damage Repair Near Me

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO vehicles ready to respond We are available 24 hours a day and can arrive promptly to assess the damage and make your home or place of business as safe as possible.

You are probably in an emergency situation when you rush to do a Google search for "water damage repair near me" and you need a team of trained water damage repair technicians to arrive quickly and handle the situation.

SERVPRO® of Long Island City should be your first and only call to set up an expert assessment and begin planning for a successful recovery.

We are available 24 hours a day and can arrive promptly to assess the damage and make your home or place of business as safe as possible.

We offer all aspects of construction services. If there is any further damage to your home, you can simply search for "water damage near me" and get a complete repair experience.

Call SERVPRO® of Long Island City at (718) 440-6994 day or night.

Types of Fire Damages

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

picture of a room burnt down by fire Most fire damage starts from the typical broken gas pipes and open electrical wires.

Most fire damage starts from the typical broken gas pipes and open electrical wires. However, there are a few classifications that causes fire and it would be really helpful to pretend any fire damage, if we would take the time to get ourselves familiarized with:  

Class A: involves combustible solids, plastics, paper, rubber, fabric, and wood.

Class B: Liquids and combustible solids that have turned into liquids cause damage. Gasoline, fuel, oil, polymers, and paints are examples of these substances. Cooking oils and fats are not included in this category.

Class C: Gases that are flammable, such as hydrogen, natural gas, butane, and propane.

Class D: Combustible gases such as potassium, sodium, and magnesium.

Class E: This classification combines Class A and Class B, but it also includes electrical components.

Class F: Cooking oils and fats cause damage. Cooking oils and fats are in their own category due to the fact that the fire is generally hotter and greater harm is done.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all fire extinguisher. Check the label on your fire extinguisher to discover what kinds of flames it can put out. Some fire extinguishers include water, making them unsafe to use on a Class E fire. Check your fire extinguisher's expiration date to make sure it's still okay to use in case of an emergency.

If you experience a fire in your home, the first step you should take is to call the fire department. Your second step should be to reach out to your insurance agent. Your final step should be calling SERVPRO.

All SERVPRO franchises are available 24/7 with highly trained restoration technicians. SERVPRO specializes in fire and water damage and will get your property looking “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage Can Be Hazardous in Long Island City

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen Smoke and soot damage from a fire is not an easy task. Call SERVPRO and let their trained technicians do all the work for you.

SERVPRO Handles Soot and Tough Odors with Fire Damage Restoration to Bring Your Long Island City Property Back to Pre-Fire Condition

No matter the size of the fire, leftover soot and smoke pose a threat to your interior as well as any inhabitants of your Long Island City Home. Fire produces toxic gases and volatile particles that disperse quickly even after the flames get extinguished. SERVPRO has fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) on the team to address fire and smoke damage accordingly during your project. With our rapid response and proven methods, we have the power to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When SERVPRO addresses your fire damage in Long Island City, our technicians understand all of the potential dangers of burnt property. Because of this, we always put containment barriers in place around the work zones, and all of our crew wear the appropriate personal protective equipment.

Some of the hidden airborne dangers within fire damaged homes include:

  • Microscopic particulate pollution in the form of dust or soot that present a danger if inhaled or ingested.
  • There are potentially harmful, volatile organic compounds (VOC) found in fire loss situations that should never get inhaled.
  • Some solvents for deodorizing or equipment used, such as ozone generators, can be harmful if operated inappropriately.

Our team always handles water & fire damage restorations with the utmost care and precision. We know how to address airborne smoke and soot particles with the help of air scrubbers and air filtration units. Everything works in unison to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) to eliminate dangers and odors so that no trace of the fire gets left behind. 

Call (718) 440-6994, and SERVPRO of Long Island City will have a crew at your front door ready to work within hours. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, offering area residents professional house fire clean up.

Rough Storms Bringing Flood Damage Means Calling for Expert Cleanup in Queens

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Storm and flood damage service by SERVPRO is top-notch. Our IICRC certified technicians are ready 24/7 365 days a year for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Handles Flood Damage Restoration After a Storm to Give Queens Residents Peace of Mind

Whenever you have standing water within your Queens property after a storm, it could mean significant harm to your property or the onset of potential health effects. Not only is there pressure and stress to implement water cleanup, but you also have to worry about all of the hidden moisture. Because water migrates beneath floorboards and into various cavities, hiring SERVPRO for emergency services water damage is best. 

We use a targeted approach to handle storm and flood damage in Queens, which begins with an assessment to determine the contents and contamination levels of the water. Our crew relies on a range of extraction tools so that we can efficiently perform water removal services. Not only do we have truck-mount extractors for handling hundreds of gallons quickly, but we also have portable extractors that allow us to get into tight spaces.

  • Portable extraction equipment generally features a storage tank that can handle 5 to 12 gallons and a lift capacity of 140 inches.
  • Truck-mount extraction units can store more than 100 gallons of water along with a lift capacity beginning around 185 inches.
  • Each extraction equipment type above may easily get fitted with extraction wands, additional weight, and other attachments to help our technicians reach their water removal goals.

With any storm with high winds, you could also have tremendous structural damage from tree branches and flying debris. SERVPRO offers tarping, board-up services, and controlled demolition to help with a leaking roof from storms and ceiling repairs from water damages. 

Flood damage restoration is easy when SERVPRO of Long Island City in your corner. Call us at (718) 440-6994, and we can send out our emergency services water damage crew!

Queens Residents Deserve Prompt, Reliable Fire Cleanup

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO has the means and equipment for any size fire-damaged property you may have. Call now for the service you need.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Queens by SERVPRO Gets Results Fast!

Any fire event at your Queens residence is unfortunate, but the damage begins to compound if you do not address it as soon as possible. Whenever soot and smoke particles get left behind, your interior is subject to corrosion, breakdown, and foul odors. You can avoid yellowing surfaces and other severe secondary damage when contacting skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) at SERVPRO. 

When working in fire cleanup in Queens, our team arrives quickly with a Green Fleet of vehicles loaded with tools and equipment for the job. We work fast once first responders deem the property safe to enter. Because we have proven methods and years of experience, we are the number one answer in the area to bring fire-damaged homes back to preloss condition. 

During fire and smoke remediation, steps we take include:

  • A thorough assessment determining the extent of the damage to formulate the best course of action for house fire clean up
  • Board up and tarping services as needed to protect your interior from further damage
  • Detailed cleanup to remove debris, dirt, soot, and smoke residues from surfaces and the air throughout your home
  • Water damage restoration to address any moisture left behind from extinguishing the flames
  • Smoke damage treatment with the help of air scrubbers, odor-eliminating products, and various filtration systems
  • Controlled demolition to remove and replace all charred materials 

Our crew also works to limit the onset of additional issues during fire cleanup, such as:

  • Using containment as a way to limit movement of soot and smoke particles
  • Movement of belongings off-site for cleaning
  • HVAC and ductwork inspection to keep odorous particles from traveling into unaffected zones

Call SERVPRO of Long Island City at (718) 440-6994 when you want IICRC-certified technicians on the job! We are available 24/7.

Don’t Leave Fire Damage to Chance – Call the Pros to Your Astoria Property!

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

ozone machine SERVPRO positions Ozone machines and HEPA filtration units to restore good IAQ inddor air quality after a fire damaging event in your Astoria home

SERVPRO ensures fire damaged homes get prompt attention in Astoria to return them to pre-fire condition

Even if there is a fire that only burned in one room of your Astoria living space, there may be other zones impacted by soot and smoke particles. The SERVPRO crew is composed of IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) ready to tackle your fire and smoke damage. The result is your property “Like it never even happened,” back to pre-fire condition.

When handling fire damage in Astoria, our team utilizes the most advanced technology and best industry practices to get results. We work carefully and efficiently so that corrosive soot and smoke particles never have time to fester. Depending on what materials have been impacted by smoke and soot, SERVPRO uses various cleaning solutions and techniques to reach our desired goals. Some steps taken during fire restoration may include:

  • Water removal services and extraction to remove the moisture left by first responders extinguishing the flames. We bring a variety of pumps and extractors to each project.
  • Disinfection to remove potentially harmful bacteria.
  • Ozone machines to neutralize pungent odors
  • Deodorizing and purifying with HEPA filtration to remove smoke particles.
  • Charred debris and unsalvageable materials removal.
  • Controlled demolition services, as needed.

Fire damage restoration pros at SERVPRO of Long Island City ensure your house fire clean up goes as smoothly as possible. We can dispatch our Green Fleet within hours once you call us at (718) 440-6994 for emergency service.