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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.

Who Can I Call for Water Damage Help in Long Island City?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

dehu and airmovers drying room Water damage restoration in Long Island City with SERVPRO's advanced equipment makes it "Like it never even happened."

Long Island City homeowners trust SERVPRO for Water Mitigation

SERVPRO is a qualified and certified company committed to responding as soon as possible to a water damaging event. We are ready to help Long Island City homeowners who need water damage restoration. If you are experiencing hard times due to water damages, pipe blockages and bursting, or any other problem associated with water spillag  in your home, trust our SERVPRO technicians. We have the tools, equipment, and know-how to operate during any season of the year.

Our crews are trained and follow the best practices of the IICRC The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, so you know you are receiving the best Long Island City water cleanup service possible. Upon arrival, we inspect and scope the job to ensure the most expedient and practical efforts are used for the water damage mitigation. Our goal is to make you feel " Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO can offer to resolve problems and complete the job:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Spillages
  • Water Damage Restoration

How can I reach SERVPRO?

You can reach SERVPRO of Long Island City at (718) 440-6994. We offer 24/7 emergency water damage restoration.

Get Results in Queens with Flood Damage Services From SERVPRO

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

cartoon of a house flooded and a car With or without flood insurance for your Queens home, SERVPRO is the right choice for flood water removal and water damage mitigation

DIY methods are never the best bet for flood damage – Call SERVPRO to your Queens property for help!

When looking at the five boroughs within New York City, Queens is the largest in area, and you will find it in the easternmost portion. Queens is only second in population to Brooklyn. Established in 1683, Queens was one of the original twelve counties in New York. It got named after Princess Catherine of Braganza of Portugal and the Queens of Ireland, Scotland, and England.

There are many beautiful neighborhoods to explore throughout Queens. Whether you are heading into Astoria for a bit of cultural learning or you want to grab a meal in Long Island City, there are many areas to take in. Other popular neighborhoods include:

  • Forest Hills
  • Jackson Heights
  • Jamaica
  • Corona
  • Sunnyside
  • Flushing
  • The Rockaways

Plenty of Enjoyment Within Queens for Visitors and Locals Alike

Whether you are looking to explore parks and forests or take in historical or cultural tours, there is a plethora of places to see and things to do in Queens. Some of the top attractions not to miss when you are in the area include:

  • Citi Field
  • Gantry Plaza State Park
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Pepsi Cola Sign
  • Long Island Rail Road
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Finback Brewery
  • Cunningham Park

Many Notable Names Come from Queens, New York!

There is never a shortage of famous names that come out of Queens, including everything from reality stars and musicians to politicians and actors. Some of the names that you may recognize include:

  • Martin Scorsese – Director
  • Donald J. Trump – 45th President of the United States
  • Al Roker – Television Show Host
  • Dee Snider – Musician, Twisted Sister
  • Don Rickles – Comedian
  • Andrew Cuomo – Politician
  • Ray Romano – Television Actor/Comedian
  • Ja Rule – Rapper/Entrepreneur
  • NeNe Leakes – Reality Television Sta

Flood Damage Assistance from SERVPRO After a Storm in Queens Helps Limit Costly Secondary Damage

Whenever harsh weather is on the forecast, it can bring flooding that may ravage your Queens residential property. Standing water or basement flooding can put a great deal of structural pressure on the building, which could turn costly should moisture fester and bring about mildew and mold growth. It is essential to have storm water removal services fast so that your home gets back to pre-flood condition. This is where SERVPRO can help!

When faced with flood damage in Queens, our SERVPRO crew works diligently to help mitigate losses while getting you right back on your feet as quickly as possible.

  • We have water restoration technicians (WRT) that work to restore versus replace whenever possible. This helps to lessen claim expenses during water damage remediation.
  • Our project managers and crew chiefs have experience executing each phase of water clean up while ensuring your flood insurance company is informed each step of the way.
  • Contaminated materials get disposed of properly or cleaned thoroughly with our advanced equipment, methods, and expertise. We also perform water damage repairs when necessary with our controlled demolition services.

Storm water removal and flood damage restoration are what we do best at SERVPRO of Long Island City. With a phone call to us at (510) 599-9300, there will be a team ready to work at your door within hours.

How Does Mold Removal Happen for Long Island City Businesses After Storm Damage?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling SERVPRO is in fast action when the call comes in. We are here for your mold remediation services for your commercial building.

Our fast response to Long Island City businesses can prevent unnecessary damage.

We understand that mold damage can develop with little warning in area businesses following persistent moisture or dampness. Organisms can deteriorate hosting materials, making it critical for our remediation professionals to help with:

  • Mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Mold specialists
  • Black mold
  • Attic mold

What Mold Remediation Strategies Work Best in Long Island City Structures? 

The mold damage in Long Island City businesses can originate in lower-traffic areas like storage levels, so removing attic mold or starting basement mold remediation can involve several practices and products. Our SERVPRO professionals evaluate the affected materials for the best remediation techniques, which can include:

  • Sanding
  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Dry ice blasting

Because of how quickly mold damage can spread in area businesses, let our SERVPRO of Long Island City help you remove colonies and restore any damage to the property. Give us a call today at (718) 440-6994.

How Can Soot Get Removed After a Fire in a Queens Shop?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

commercial building on fire SERVPRO has IICRC certified-trained technicians for any size fire restoration service needed for your business.

Our fast response to Queens storefronts can help overcome soils and soot on surfaces.

Our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) are ready 24/7 to provide a thorough cleaning of fire and smoke damage present in your shop after an emergency. We can help with:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire damaged homes

What Practices Can Remove Soot in Queens Shops? 

Soot is often one of the most challenging obstacles to cleaning fire damage in Queens businesses. Circulating particles present carcinogenic threats to those exposed and damage underlying materials when these particulates come to rest on surfaces and contents in the store. Immediate relocation of contents and wares can protect your investments while fire restoration and smoke remediation continue. Removing surface soils involves emulsification and dissolving of residues with potent cleaning agents.

Fire damage can be devastating, but our business is to get you back in business after a fire. Let our SERVPRO of Long Island City help by calling (718) 440-6994. 

What Water Damage Remediation Steps Restore Queens Apartments?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged repaired room and walls. SERVPRO handles all sorts of water damage restoration needs for your home. No job is too big or small for us. Call now!

Our SERVPRO professionals have leading tools for extraction and drying Queens apartment buildings.

Water damage can occur from multiple sources, making it critical to have a team of restoration professionals capable of handling both the water removal services and emergency services water damage that your property requires. With apartment buildings and high-rises typical to the Queens borough, the methods and measures for flood restoration and extraction must change to suit a greater distance to drain points and the need for pumps to reach several stories from the ground floor.

Our ability to handle water damage in Queen's apartments can be critical for repairing leaking roofs from storms or basement flooding cleanup. Our team of Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) can help with:

  • Basement flooding
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Water damage remediation
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Flood restoration

Water Damage Assessment for Compromised Apartments

A thorough water damage assessment must get conducted to fully understand the needs of a compromised home or apartment. Our crew chief or competent inspection professionals can walk the property with the customer to determine the priorities for cleaning and restoration and pressing concerns that must be among the first restoration focus. Job scoping identifies other critical information as well, such as any contents or personal belongings in harm's way that require relocation, on-site cleaning, or replacement after water damage.

Water Removal Services Available for Multi-Story Apartment Structures

The tools used in restoring and removing water damage from apartments in a building are not always the same as those used in area homes. Because high-rises are so prevalent in the borough, we have many high-pressure pumps to address the substantial head pressure required to either push water up from subterranean levels of the structure during basement flooding or discharge collected water from a unit several stories from the main level.

What Tools Provide Efficient Evaporation in Apartments? 

Air mover and dehumidifiers continue to be the foundational elements of evaporation and moisture removal in apartment buildings. We can continually monitor the drying process with moisture detection devices like hygrometers and thermal imagery. The progress evaluations dictate when equipment can get moved or when specialty drying equipment like positive pressure systems might be required.

Is Content Cleaning Necessary After Ceiling Leaks? 

The job scoping phase identified where water damage had taken hold of personal belongings in the apartment and where cleaning or relocation might be necessary. On-site cleaning and restoration are preferred, but there are instances where it is more convenient to move your items to our nearby SERVPRO facility for drying, deodorization, and surface cleaning. Ceiling leaks can introduce water damage to several areas of the property simultaneously, requiring water removal, evaporative drying, and content cleaning after the water damage migration.

Because water damage can have such a destructive impact on area apartments, our SERVPRO for Long Island City team has specialized equipment to maximize water removal and drying of units in a building quickly. Give us a call at (718) 440-6994.