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A Trusted Restoration Leader for Both Homes and Businesses | SERVPRO of Long Island City

2/20/2024 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke in burning industrial warehouse or storehouse industrial hangar from burned roof, aerial view of fire disaster When unexpected damage is done to your home or business, SERVPRO of Long Island City is here. Contact us today!

We are known for our quick response when it comes to home disasters and situations, but did you know that we also offer our full array of services to the amazing businesses and commercial properties in the area?

We know that business owners in the Long Island City community are busy enough, which is why we are dedicated to helping you however we can. 

SERVPRO of Long Island City can do everything from helping you recover after a disaster to simply keeping your business clean. 

The Experts in Large-Loss Recovery 

Depending on what type of work you do, your property or building might be really large! What might have been a smaller disaster at a local family-owned shop might occur on a much larger scale at your space. 

However, that is no issue for us. Our team is trained to handle large losses, and we have a special large-loss recovery team just for that specific purpose. 

If a storm rips off the roof of your warehouse or a chemical fire starts at one of your work stations, we will get to work creating a recovery plan and implementing it right away. We will respond quickly and efficiently to ensure your business is closed for the least amount of time possible. 

Think you have a building that is too niche or difficult to navigate? Think again! We have worked with all sorts of businesses including hospitals, universities, office spaces and restaurants, and we can work with you, too.

Our Top-Notch Cleaning Services 

We all know that cleaning duties and other maintenance tasks may not be the most glamorous part of your duty as a manager or business owner, but it must be done. That doesn’t mean you always have to do it yourself, though! 

Our commercial cleaning team can come out to your place and handle any sort of cleaning needs that you have. We are trained to clean your air ducts, deep-clean your carpets and even tackle stubborn odors.

Our team is also trained in biohazard substance cleanup. Life can bring about unexpected situations quickly, and you could be dealing with the aftermath of an accident, crime scene or surprise situation that leaves you with a large—and potentially dangerous—mess. 

That’s where our biohazard cleaning crew comes into play. We have the proper PPE and training to clean and sanitize your space without impacting our safety or the safety of your staff. We can address bloodborne pathogens, crime scene residue and even large-scale sewage leaks. 

Our commercial services team is ready to get to work for you! All you have to do is give us a call.

The unexpected can happen at any time at your business. Contact SERVPRO of Long Island City right away. 

How Partnering with SERVPRO of Long Island City Helps You Restore and Rebuild After a Disaster

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

Newly Constructed Kitchen SERVPRO of Long Island City specializes on Construction Services

When disaster strikes, the path to recovery can seem daunting. That's where SERVPRO® of Long Island City comes in, guiding you through the restoration and rebuilding process with expertise and compassion. Our all-encompassing approach ensures that from the moment disaster is assessed to the final touches of reconstruction, every step is handled with precision and care. This introduction sets the stage for understanding how SERVPRO's seamless integration of services not only restores your property but rebuilds your peace of mind.

Restoration and Clean-Up

At SERVPRO of Long Island City, we understand the importance of a thorough and efficient cleanup process following any disaster. Our team is equipped to handle a wide range of cleaning needs, from water and fire damage to mold remediation and even biohazard situations. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure your property is cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized to meet the highest standards. This foundational step is crucial in mitigating further damage and setting the stage for the rebuilding phase, ensuring a smooth transition from restoration to reconstruction. 

The Reconstruction Process

After cleanup, the reconstruction process is integral to our commitment to fully restoring your property post-disaster. This service encompasses everything from minor repairs to comprehensive rebuilding efforts, ensuring your premises are restored, making the damage "Like It Never Even Happened." The professionals at SERVPRO of Long Island City are equipped to handle the reconstruction phase in full, helping alleviate the stress that comes with rebuilding after a disaster.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

When it comes to restoration after a disaster, SERVPRO of Long Island City is your single point of contact when it comes to cleaning and reconstruction. By allowing SERVCPRO to be your advocate for reconstruction, you don't need to worry about managing multiple repair teams. SERVPRO of Long Island City has you covered. On top of a single point of contact, SERVPRO also helps you in navigating the insurance claims process and assists in coordinating the necessary paperwork, giving you a quicker and easier experience.


SERVPRO of Long Island City exemplifies resilience and expertise in the face of disaster, offering a comprehensive range of services from initial cleanup to complete reconstruction. With our approach and focus on quality, efficiency, and customer care, SERVPRO of Long Island City not only restores properties but also peace of mind, making disasters "Like It Never Even Happened." This dedication to excellence and comprehensive support underscores why SERVPRO of Long Island City is the preferred choice for disaster recovery and reconstruction. Contact us today!

What the Polar Vortex Means for Your Pipes

1/15/2024 (Permalink)

Thermostat in Snow Polar Vortexes bring exceedingly cold temperatures

As the winter weather continues, "Polar Vortexes" become far more likely, signaling plummeting temperatures and severe weather conditions. This meteorological term, often associated with bone-chilling cold, can have a profound impact on daily life, particularly for homeowners and business owners. In addition to several drops in temperature to worry about, polar vortexes also heavily affect plumbing systems. As temperatures dive, the risk of pipes freezing and subsequently bursting increases, potentially leading to severely damaging water floods. Understanding the polar vortex, how it affects plumbing piping, and the necessary preventive measures are essential for bracing for the winter months. SERVPRO of Long Island City has crafted some preventive measures you can utilize to ensure your plumbing stays safe during the ongoing polar vortex.

Understanding the Polar Vortex and Its Impact

A polar vortex is essentially a vast expanse of swirling cold air that typically envelopes the polar regions. However, during the winter, the vortex at the North Pole often expands, pushing frigid air toward the equator and affecting much of the Northern Hemisphere. This shift can result in a sudden and steep drop in temperatures, often catching businesses and residences off-guard.

The critical issue with these plummeting temperatures is their effect on water pipes. Water expands when it freezes, and this expansion can exert extraordinary pressure on pipes, regardless of whether they are made of metal or plastic. When the pressure becomes too great, pipes can burst, leading to water damage, the potential for mold growth, and the need for repairs on top of restoration and cleaning services.

Prevention and Protection

To mitigate the risks of a polar vortex freezing your pipes, consider the following preventive steps:

  1. Insulate Pipes: Wrapping exposed pipes in foam insulation, particularly those in unheated areas like basements, attics, and garages, can significantly reduce the risk of freezing.
  2. Maintain Consistent Indoor Temperature: Keeping your home heated consistently, even when you're away, helps keep the internal temperature of pipes above freezing.
  3. Allow Faucets to Drip: Allowing a slight drip in faucets can prevent pressure buildup within pipes, reducing the risk of freezing and bursting.
  4. Drain Water from Pools and Sprinklers: Drain water from the swimming pool and sprinkler supply lines following the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Close Inside Valves Supplying Outdoor Hose Bibs: After removing and draining outdoor hoses, close the inside valves that supply these bibs but leave the outside valve open.
  6. Insulate Vulnerable Spaces: Increase insulation in areas like attics, basements, and crawl spaces to maintain higher temperatures.
  7. Open Cabinet Doors: Allow warmer air to circulate around plumbing by opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.

The polar vortex, while a natural weather phenomenon, poses a significant challenge to plumbing, particularly regarding the risk of frozen and bursting pipes. By understanding this meteorological event and taking proactive, preventative measures, you can safeguard your home against the potentially devastating and costly consequences. Prevention actions are far more effective and less costly than repair. Stay warm, stay informed, and prepare your home for whatever the winter brings. 

Should you incur any water or storm damage during the Polar Vortex, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Long Island City, and we'll make it "Like It Never Even Happened!"

What to Do If Your Trusted Appliance Starts to Leak | SERVPRO of Long Island City

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

leaking the heating radiator Appliance leaks can be incredibly damaging and frustrating. That's why SERVPRO of Long Island City is Here to Help®. Contact us today!

We all have those appliances in our homes that are reliable, even if they are a bit finicky from time to time. Maybe you have to crank the dial on your washing machine really hard to get it to run, but it hasn’t given you issues in years! Or maybe you have had to push the start button twice on your dishwasher for most of its life, but it always gives you clean dishes. 

Whatever the idiosyncrasies are in your home, you rely on your appliances to help you get through your day. Unfortunately, any appliance that relies on water to function has the potential to leak all over your house. Knowing what to do and how to react can help you reduce the risk of extensive damage. 

Noticing the Problem

Most water leaks don’t happen in a sudden and obvious fashion, although we wish they would! Many times, a small leak or drip will go unnoticed for a long time. 

This is especially true if the leak starts underneath or behind an appliance. If you ever notice a new water spot or smell the beginning stages of a mold infestation, it is time to pull your appliance away from the wall and investigate. 

If you come home to a new puddle or your kitchen has an inch of standing water on the floor, don’t panic! Avoid walking through the water however you can and shut off the appropriate water valves that lead to your kitchen. 

This can stop the flow of water to your entire room until you have pinpointed the source of the leak. Once the water has been contained, give us a call. 

How We Can Dry Your Home

No matter what leaked or malfunctioned, our team is able to come out to your home quickly and start drying out your space. We will get to work locating the source of the leak, extracting the excess water and addressing repairs. 

Our team focuses first on your fragile possessions and keepsakes, and we work hard to save what we are able to. Once we are through, your space will be dry and any soggy floors or ruined drywall will be replaced and your home will look just how it did before the disaster occurred.

Every situation like this is a learning experience, so knowing what to do next time can help you avoid extensive damage. Maintaining your appliances can help you avoid the most significant damage, and it can help identify issues as they appear. You can easily recaulk old caulk lines, tighten up water line connections and address any other simple fixes on your own. 

You should also consider replacing appliances as they get older. The older they get, the higher the chance that they become more unreliable. 

When a water disaster strikes, give SERVPRO of Long Island City a call! We will be there for you right away.

Finish Your Remodel With Confidence With SERVPRO® | SERVPRO of Long Island City

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

Kitchen cabinet and island installation. Pull out blind corner cabinet, island drawers and counter cabinets installed Need help finishing your home remodel? Call SERVPRO of Long Island City to get your space back in order.

As a homeowner, you are constantly faced with minor fixes and DIYs that you can tackle on your own. After all, that’s one of the fun parts of homeownership! However, some projects may seem easy at the time but then quickly become overwhelming and you find yourself in over your head. 

Instead of living with a half-finished kitchen or exposed walls in your bathroom, call SERVPRO® to help you finish your construction project with confidence.  We will tackle whatever projects still need to be done and leave you with a professionally finished job that you can be confident in. 

Our Construction Process
We are a full-service restoration and repair company, and we truly mean it when we say full service. We can handle anything from water damage to mold infestations, and we can even handle any construction needs that your home requires. 

That includes taking over when you find yourself overwhelmed with the project at hand or handling your remodel from start to finish, including creating the initial project plans. We will start with an initial inspection of the space and project, and we will do everything from mitigation to reconstruction needs like rebuilding walls, hanging new drywall and installing new cabinets or windows. We can do it all!

Our team is trained on the proper safety measures, and we will ensure we control dust and any safety hazards we discover along the way, like mold infestations or loose wiring. 

We Offer the Confidence You Can Trust
We are constantly training and taking courses that increase our knowledge of the latest and most advanced restoration techniques, which will ensure that your project is done safely and thoroughly. We also are locally owned and operated, which means that we fully understand the codes and regulations required to handle a building project in the Long Island City area. 

Our goal for any construction project is to help build the house of your dreams, whether it is a simple remodel or a recovery after a disaster. We have your back in any situation. 

We are here for all of your construction needs. Contact us today at SERVPRO of Long Island City.

Water Damage Restoration: Long Island NY SERVPRO's Commitment to Fast Recovery

7/13/2023 (Permalink)

apartment under restorations SERVPRO provides swift and efficient water damage restoration services in Long Island, NY

When disaster strikes, count on SERVPRO of Long Island, NY, your trusted water damage restoration experts. Water damage can strike anytime—whether from a burst pipe, storm, or flooding, the impact can be devastating. Quick action is crucial. We're available 24/7, providing immediate, professional remediation services to protect your property from further harm. Our highly trained technicians use cutting-edge equipment and proven techniques to efficiently remove excess water, dry out the area, and restore your home or business to its pre-damage condition. Moreover, we carefully monitor and document the entire process to ensure your property is thoroughly cleaned and safe. Trust SERVPRO of Long Island, NY, for fast, reliable, and comprehensive water damage solutions. Your peace of mind is our highest priority.

Water Damage Restoration: Long Island NY SERVPRO's Commitment to Fast Recovery

7/13/2023 (Permalink)

apartment under restorations SERVPRO provides swift and efficient water damage restoration services in Long Island, NY

When disaster strikes, count on SERVPRO of Long Island, NY, your trusted water damage restoration experts. Water damage can strike anytime—whether from a burst pipe, storm, or flooding, the impact can be devastating. Quick action is crucial. We're available 24/7, providing immediate, professional remediation services to protect your property from further harm. Our highly trained technicians use cutting-edge equipment and proven techniques to efficiently remove excess water, dry out the area, and restore your home or business to its pre-damage condition. Moreover, we carefully monitor and document the entire process to ensure your property is thoroughly cleaned and safe. Trust SERVPRO of Long Island, NY, for fast, reliable, and comprehensive water damage solutions. Your peace of mind is our highest priority.

The Danger of Fire in Your Home | SERVPRO of Long Island City

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

Two firefighters actively fighting a house fire using a powerful hose Fires can quickly get out of hand. If you've experienced a house fire recently, call SERVPRO of Long Island City to restore your space.

No matter how you think about it, house fires are a scary experience. While they can remain small and end up just being minor inconveniences, they can also lead to widespread devastation and can be seriously dangerous.

In fact, over 350,000 homes experience some type of fire damage every year in the United States.

The reasons for house fires vary, but there are some more common locations and situations that can spark a fire that quickly grows out of control. Read on as we explain some of the most common places that fire breaks out in households so you can make some changes around your own home.

In the Kitchen

Half of all house fires begin somewhere in the kitchen. Since we use fire or heat almost every day to cook our meals, that should be no surprise! When heat, flammable material or grease are exposed to each another, fire can spark and spread within a minute in your kitchen.

While you are busy preparing a meal for yourself or your family, stay present in the kitchen and close to your pot or pan. Even just stepping away for a minute provides enough time for a misplaced kitchen towel to catch on fire or a grease bubble to pop and spark.

In addition to remaining close to your food, keep a pot lid nearby so you can quickly throw it over a flame to extinguish it. Remember, never use water on a grease fire, as that will only make the situation worse.

Electrical Issues

Electrical fires can happen at any time, even if you aren’t in the room or using the electronic device at the time. Faulty wiring or wiggly outlets could lead to an electrical malfunction, or it could heat up your electronics enough to start on fire. Older homes are also more vulnerable to electrical fires due to the aging wiring behind the walls.

While this is less common, lightning strikes can also lead to house fires. If lightning hits your home, it can travel down through your electrical current and zap everything along the way. It not only will ruin your electrical circuits in your home, but a fire could start at any point along the lightning strike’s route.

Additional Fire Threats

We are currently enjoying the warm weather on Long Island, but winters can get cold and snowy here! Using portable heaters is a great way to stay warm, but only when used appropriately.

Never leave them plugged in while you are sleeping, and only use them when an adult is present in the room. Kids and pets can easily tip over a space heater and cause a widespread fire to start.

Another fire threat is smoldering cigarettes. Fires caused by cigarettes are often fatal and can lead to devastating consequences. Try to avoid smoking in your house, but certainly do not smoke while you are in bed or if you are feeling tired. Falling asleep with a lit cigarette either in your hand or in an ash tray can be dangerous for your whole family.

No matter how the fire starts in your home, SERVPRO of Long Island City is here to help with the cleanup. Our fire damage restoration team is trained in the latest and most advanced recovery techniques, and we will work hard to restore your home as quickly as we can.

We are here to respond to your call for help day and night. Contact us at SERVPRO of Long Island City!

SERVPRO Storm Preparation Team

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

A map showing the National Hurricane Center's 5 day outlook. SERVPRO's Storm Team is available to help when major storms damage property, call us 24/7

SERVPRO's Storm Response Team was developed to help organize a larger chain of command in the event of a catastrophic storm event. Our dedication during these types of of unpredictable events is undeniable. Our team braves dangerous and disgusting messes to help communities recover. Our green and orange trucks can be seen in the background of news feeds from almost every major storm over the last three decades and it is in no small part because of our ability to grow our workforce and equipment stockpile quickly and mobilize.

When called upon, our franchises will mobilize and bring equipment and an experienced workforce thousands of miles to help in recovery efforts after a natural disaster. Within our own ranks are some of the most experienced storm restoration project managers and technicians. Our family of 11 franchises line the east coast from New Jersey to New York to Boston exposing us to some of the worst storm events mother nature has to offer. 

Similarly, when major storms are projected to come into our area we are steadfast and forward thinking and will mobilize our team to the area of need. We provide pre-storm services like board-up services, pump and sandbag placement and more. After the storm we jump into action and provide restoration services to commercial and residential properties in need. 

We will be tracking all major storms this hurricane season and will be ready to help in the event of an emergency. If you are aware of that your building has a tendency to flood call us today. A project manager is available to document your property and will be even more prepared to manage your restoration in the event of a major storm.

Soot & Smoke Damage Clean Up

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Forest fire picture taken from space. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to begin restoration on your property after a fire.

The 2022 heat waves have broke temperature records across the globe. Forest fires in Europe and in the US have forced many people to leave their homes and businesses behind.

Commercial and residential properties that are in danger of being destroyed by a forest fire have little chance of survival. However, properties far away from the fire can still be affected by smoke, fire, and soot. SERVPRO can help with smoke and soot damage as well as clean-up and repairs to buildings directly affected by fire.

Our team has the ability to handle and resolve any issues that may arise from soot and smoke damage, including:

  • Sanitizing & cleaning of all surfaces
  • Eliminating odors
  • Clean HVAC/ductwork
  • Cleaning textiles (clothings, rugs and curtains)
  • Furniture restoration
  • Electronics restoration
  • Reconstruction

SERVPRO is the best choice for fire damage restoration. We offer a complete product from start to finish that will save you both time and money. We are available 24/7 to help you if your residential or commercial property is damaged. Our team is available 24 hours a day and will get to work immediately in order save and restore as much property as possible.