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Fire Damage Restoration/Clean Up

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Fire truck hoses on the road after a hire has damaged a home. SERVPRO of Long Island City responds to fire calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are available when you need us!

The aftermath of a fire can cause chaos in commercial and residential properties. Even a small fire can cause significant damage that may seem impossible to clean up. SERVPRO will take complete responsibility for your restoration and alleviate you from the pain and stress that comes with this labor-intensive clean up.

We have labor/work available 24/7, which means we can quickly increase our labor force wherever and whenever it is necessary to ensure that projects are completed efficiently but with precision. It is much easier to clean up after a fire than it is to do so quickly. To ensure that every project is done correctly, we work hard to clean all surfaces. We use the most up-to-date air-moving, dehumidification and air purification equipment, along with SERVPRO's exclusive cleaning products.

Once we have cleared all evidence of the fire, we can assess damage and provide complete construction/repair service. Our team is always available and ready to go. We will begin construction once all estimates have been approved by your insurance company.

Transparent pricing is provided on all services. We also provide daily communication for you and your insurer to keep you informed about progress and any unforeseen circumstances. We can offer a variety of services, including plumbing, electrical, appliance installation, insulation and painting.

We are available 24/7 to assist you if you find yourself in a difficult situation.

Flood Damage Restoration Services in New York City

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Cars driving on a busy road in heavy rain. SERVPRO of Long Island City's flood response team is available when water damages your property. We can help 24/7.

Here in the north east we are accustom to large storms such as hurricanes and nor'easters. These types of storms bring copious amounts of rain in a short period of time and have the potential to cause widespread flooding and damage very quickly.

SERVPRO technicians are always watching the weather and when forecasts look grim we are prepared with our trucks loaded and ready to go, at a moments notice. Even before the storm arrives we will offer services such as sandbag placement and window board-up so that we can preemptively avoid damage before the storm hits.

If damage does occur it is typically water damage. Flash flooding from intense rain, overflow from storm and sewer drains, overflow from rivers lakes ponds or of course the ocean are also contributing factors when we consider water damage during a storm. When this type of damage occurs it is smart to call us quickly. The faster we are able to respond to your call the faster we can begin clean up and the more likely we are going to be able to restore much of the wet/saturated property.

If a future storm has you concerned about your home or commercial property don't hesitate to call us our innovated project managers can offer several solutions to help flood prone homes and building escape large scale damage in a storm.

Weather & Storm Damage In Historical Buildings

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Historical building is being prepped for restoration. SERVPRO of Long Island City provides restoration and construction services on demand. Contact us today.

Historical buildings require special attention during the rehabbing and reconstruction process. Through our many years of providing restoration services to the cities and towns of New England & New York we have become adept to restoring and renovating historical buildings.

Storm and weather wear and tear to these types of buildings can be a common cause of water damage. When this type of long term water damage has set in it is important to work with experienced contractors such as our team because we can determine the most efficient and least intrusive methods for restoring the property. We are already properly equipped with moisture testing equipment so that we can properly determine what materials can be saved and restored and what must be replaced. We can then provide a multitude of dehumidification and air moving solutions to remove mold feeding moisture from the air and the materials that make up the building. Once the property is cleaned and prepped and restoration is complete, it is ready for reconstruction.

We provide complete construction services and will have a full working knowledge of your property. We will be prepared to provide you estimates to complete the project without the impediment of subcontractors or waiting for another construction team to get to your project. We are labor ready and prepared to provide guaranteed craftsmanship to each and every client.

If your property has experienced long term water damage from a storm or other wear and tear we can help. We provide comprehensive plans for almost any budget and can offer simple solutions like dehumidification equipment rental and larger solutions like reconstruction and modification of these types of properties. Call us to learn more.

Damage Restoration For The Hospitality Industry

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Office building with SERVPRO drying equipment. SERVPRO of Long Island City provides damage restoration services to businesses throughout the New York City area, call us today.

SERVPRO of Long Island City provides damage restoration services to the hospitality industry in the New York City area. 

For example if a hotel has water damage that affects several floors, we have the capability, the personel and the equipment to restore the property with minimal impact to the business.

Another example could be a restaurant that experiences fire damage. We respond quickly and our team is available 24/7 when fire damages a property. We provide restoration services immediately and through the night in multiple shifts if needed, reducing the impact on the business and allowing us to throughly clean and restore the property.

A third example of property damage in the hospitality industry for which we would be the ideal contractor to solve the issue would be a theatre or music venue experiencing mold damage. We provide comprehensive and complete solutions when it comes to resolving mold issues. Our team will identify the source of the moisture feeding the outbreak and will completely clean and restore the property so it is safe for patrons.

If your commercial property is damaged call us today. In addition to providing water, fire and mold damage restoration services, we also provide construction services and can work directly with your insurance provider.

SERVPRO Technicians Repair Water-Damaged Brooklyn Residential Buildings 24/7

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in a parking lot. SERVPRO of Long Island City is available to manage and restore large commercial properties when damage requires immediate attention. Call us 24/7!

A simple pipe leak can cause water damage to multiple units in multi-family residential buildings in Brooklyn. To receive the right compensation for your tenants' living spaces, the claims process is complicated and requires detailed documentation.

SERVPRO can restore your Brooklyn rental property to its preloss condition when you find water damage. We will work with your insurance company to mitigate the damage. Here are some tips to help you get through stressful times.

Commonly Asked Questions about Multi-Family Insurance Claims

  • What should I do if my claim is denied? You can request a second inspection by either an independent agent or a new adjuster from your insurance company to assess the damage to your property.
  • How quickly does compensation take? This depends on the insurer. You are more likely to receive payment quickly if you file your claim quickly.
  • What can I do to prepare for filing a claim.
    • Photograph and film your property before and after disasters.
    • Keep written records about the damage, such as its size, time and how you responded.
    • Talk to an adjuster or trusted agent about your policy.

SERVPRO's Structural Drying Process

It takes careful calculations to determine the best placement and use of air movers and humidifiers. The placement of dehumidifiers is determined by a number of factors. The following factors are used to calculate dehumidification needs:

  • The area affected by the radiation.
  • The area affected by water damage.
  • Type of dehumidifier.
  • Based on manufacturer guidelines, the pints-per day (PPD) rating is calculated.

SERVPRO Long Island City can provide businesses with disaster mitigation services that are faster than any other. To get started, call (718) 440-6994.

It is important to have a plan in place for when your queen's home suffers water damage

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPVRO Employees plan before beginning a project. SERVPRO of Long Island City is ready when water damage affects your property. Call us 24/7.

Bathroom backups are a frequent source of water damage. These are the most expensive in terms of damage because they are a category three biohazard. Items that are saturated often have no restoration possibilities.

A homeowner in Queens suffered water damage from water coming from a backup. To absorb as much moisture as possible, the homeowner laid several towels on the flooring before SERVPRO technicians arrived.

Ventilation and Scoring

To prevent aspiration of moisture during water loss, techs should wear protective clothing. Another standard measure is to confine the pungent smell to the work area. This will prevent cross-contamination. The strong odor of the backup caused the techs to set up air scrubbers in order to capture the airborne particles. The techs then use their advanced moisture detection equipment, which determines if the subfloor needs drying.

Water Extraction Techniques

The equipment showed that water didn't seep into the tile flooring. It is common for techs to make several passes when removing water. This ensures that the tile flooring does not absorb as much moisture as possible. To speed up drying times, the more moisture that is collected before drying helps to reduce drying time.

No Controlled Demo Required

It is common to have the toe kicks removed from cabinets and baseboards surrounding walls when there is a sewage backup. This homeowner contacted SERVPRO techs immediately after the water loss. It helped to keep the loss down.

Odor Control

To ensure that the bathroom is safe for family members to use, it must be cleaned with antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners. Techs can use a variety of odor control methods to eliminate any residual odors.

There is more risk of loss if water damage continues to build up in your home. SERVPRO Long Island City can be reached at (718) 440-6994. The certified technicians will arrive quickly to restore your home to preloss condition.

Find out more about Long Island City.

SERVPRO of Long Island City Works With Your Maintenance Team When Needed

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Construction team is looking over a job site. SERVPRO of Long Island City is available 24/7, always available to our clients as needed.

Water damage can occur in many ways in your Queens house, especially if it is a multi-family property. This can lead to water damage that can affect other people in the area. It is important to hire a professional restoration company. It is impossible to see where the water has migrated. SERVPRO technicians bring several moisture detection devices with them to make sure they inspect the entire area and find any areas where the water has migrated. If you don't have the right equipment, DIY cleanup could lead to more problems.

  • Professional extraction equipment
  • Capacity to dry any area that has been damaged by water
  • Locate the water in the structure with devices
  • If necessary, skills to conduct controlled demonstrations
  • Preventative and remedial mold treatments

How do I know what type of water cleaning service I need?

Water damage to Queens property can lead to water damage. The water cleanup type will change depending on the amount of water or the type of water. It can be described as one of three types: black, gray or clean. It is considered a black water condition if the water has been left to sit for more than 48 hours. This is because bacteria could be present.

You are likely to have a clean-level if there was a leak in the supply line or a pipe burst. However, water that came from a dishwasher or washing machine with soap will be considered dirty. In most cases, the risk of getting sick from coming in contact with this kind of moisture is low. Black water is the most serious type of cleanup. It can be caused by sewage backups, groundwater, and water that has been stagnant for more than 48 hours. The SERVPRO technicians will help you find the following information during your first phone call.

  • The extent of water damage to your property
  • The time it takes to call you for cleanup
  • Be aware of any potentially harmful elements

Commercial Mold Remediation Services Available New York City/New Jersey

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is present on a damp windowsill. SERVPRO of Long Island City offers mold remediation services and equipment rental for commercial properties in New York City, Call Us Today.

Many businesses need deep cleaning services once or twice a year. Regardless of the type of commercial business, if you find mold in your property, you will most likely need to hire a professional restoration company. The warmer climate makes mold and mildew growth more common in the spring across New York & New Jersey. Our mold remediation team can solve these problems permanently in large commercial and industrial areas.

First, we need to identify the source of mold growth. The removal of the source might require some construction work. For example, insulation and sheetrock that are beyond salvageable may need to be removed. These materials can become unsafe and must be disposed as soon as possible. Drop ceilings, carpets, as well as other types of flooring are subject to this rule. Once these materials have been removed, we will use the dehumidification techniques that our project managers feel are best to dry out the affected areas and make them ready for reconstruction. The SERVPRO project managers are well-trained to know how to make the most of the latest dehumidification technology. This will ensure that the process is completed quickly and efficiently to prevent further mold growth.

Our technicians will next come to clean surfaces that are prone to mold growth. However, they do not have to be removed. These surfaces could include tiles, stone counter tops and cement structures. We will use mildew- and mold-killing solutions that will not cause any damage to the original surfaces but ensure the fungus has been completely eliminated.

Once your commercial property is clean, you might need construction services to fix any damaged or removed building materials. This is where we again can help! We provide full reconstruction services for drywall, flooring, and drop ceilings.

Don't delay in calling us if mold is found during spring cleaning. We can quickly resolve the issue and provide the equipment, services and support you need to make sure it doesn't happen again. Give us a call today.

Appliance Water Damage Repair

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Water damaged kitchen before repairs and after repairs. SERVPRO of Long Island City is available to restore your home or commercial property after water damage, call us 24/7.

It is amazing how quickly things can change when an appliance such as a dishwasher or a refrigerator begins to leak. Many times the leak can go unnoticed for days and weeks until it is too late and there is permanent damage to floors, baseboards, cabinets and more. This is where SERVPRO of Long Island City can help. We are available to repair the damage caused by a leaking appliance and can work with you and in some cases your insurance company to repair the damage and restore our home. 

Our team is available 24/7 when this type of water damage occurs because if the flow of water cannot easily be stopped and is significant you may need immediate help. As water begins to permeate surfaces such as particle board, drywall, laminate flooring and carpets the materials quickly become unsalvageable and must be removed and replaced, this includes insulation behind sheetrock walls. Our team is trained to measure humidity levels in these materials to determine if the can be saved or if removing them will be better to prevent structural damage. 

If your home or commercial property are damaged by water from a leaking appliance, water supply or waste pipe, call us today. We are prepared to help 24/7!

Mold Cleaning & Removal Services New York City

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Person is spraying a cleaning solution on a mold covered wall. SERVPRO of Long Island City is a trusted source for mold removal and cleaning services, call us today.

Spring is only weeks away and warmer weather is already beginning to creep into the north eastern part of the country. After a wet and wild winter featuring some record breaking storms we are all ready for a reprieve from the cold weather. 

But with this warmer weather comes the chance that mold growth will occur, especially in places where water damage may have gone unnoticed throughout the winter.

When it comes to mold removal you have some options. One option is preform the clean up service yourself. There are several over-the-counter products that you can get at your local hardware store and if all directions are followed and the area to be cleaned is relatively small you should be able properly clean and disinfect the area.

Other times this is not an option, especially if the amount of mold growth has gone beyond the surface of porous materials such as sheetrock, wood or pressed boards. This may also be the case when the size and scope of the damage is beyond what one can handle with a simple rag and bucket approach.

In these instances it is best to call SERVPRO. 

Your local SERVPRO is available to manage, clean and remove mold from your home or commercial property, no matter the size or scope of your project we have the equipment, knowledge and cleaning solutions needed to properly remediate the issue. We will use professional drying equipment to extract moisture from the property that is feeding the mold growth. We will then remove materials such as drywall and carpets if they cannot be salvaged and can offer complete construction services afterwards to complete the repair of your property.

If you experience mold growth in your New York City residential or commercial property, call us today. We are always available to help!