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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.

Mold Damage Can Happen Faster Than You Think

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage door and ceiling Fast mold remediation is a must for the safety of your home and family. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and are experienced for the job.

Long Island City homes with water damage are at risk for mold.

Many people believe that microbial growth only happens with large water intrusion, but the fact is, any moisture can cause mold. Microbes can develop in as little as 24 hours. This means fast mitigation is needed to prevent mold from starting and spreading.

How Does Mold Spread?

Long Island City homes with mold damage are more common than you think. Mold feeds on organic material. As it reproduces, it releases spores into the air. You can’t avoid mold spores, as they are everywhere. The problem is when moisture and spores mix. 

How Does SERVPRO Remediate Microbial Growth? 

Our technicians have access to over 100 proprietary cleaning solutions designed to stop microbial growth. We also:

  • Use a variety of sanitization methods such as foggers, sponges, and sprayers
  • Employ technicians certified and educated in mold removal
  • Inhibit microbial growth quickly with commercial structural drying equipment
  • Odor Control Technicians use EPA registered antimicrobial and ULV foggers to eliminate odors

Preventing mold from returning means ensuring the moisture gets removed. Keeping areas like attics and crawl spaces well ventilated is a must. If you think you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Long Island City at (718) 440-6994 for professional mold damage remediation.

What Can Happen if a Water Intrusion Isn’t Cleaned Properly?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

water damage build back Your home may experience water damage issues anytime. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified in water restoration and ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO understands the water damage that can happen to Queens homes and knows how to provide professional mitigation

Problems occur every day that leads to water intrusion and potential damage to your home. It can be something as simple as an appliance failure or plumbing issue. Complete water extraction and drying are crucial to avoid secondary damage.

Common Issues from Inadequate Water Removal 

When moisture is not mitigated immediately, water damage in your Queens home can be serious. DIY clean up can lead to:

  • Musty smells, which can indicate mold
  • Buckling sheetrock
  • Warped floorboards
  • Compromised structural elements
  • Sagging ceiling tiles
  • Discolored walls

Professional IICRC certified water damage services ensure secondary damages are kept to a minimum, if not avoided altogether. Our technicians use a combination of commercial equipment and state-of-the-art technology to make sure your home is thoroughly dried and restored to preloss condition whenever possible. The crew will:

  • Trace the migration path of the water
  • Use controlled demolition if necessary
  • Employ the right pump for the job
  • Restore instead of replace when possible
  • Make sure you are completely satisfied

If you have water damage, no matter how extensive, give SERVPRO of Long Island City a call at (718) 440-6994. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Restaurants with Flood Damage Can Count on SERVPRO

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sign Commercial water restoration services by SERVPRO are top notch. Their trained and experienced IICRC certified techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Queen's business needs professional flood damage remediation, and SERVPRO can do the job.

If you love to eat, Queens is the perfect place. Foodies can experience all kinds of cuisines, from traditional Greek to authentic Italian meals. In between meals, you can tour the Queens Botanical Park or check out the Socrates Sculpture Park. Here are some favorite eateries of the SERVPRO team.


This restaurant started as a Taiwanese food truck and became so popular it opened a permanent eatery in Queens. If you love Taiwanese food, dumplings, a specialty, you will want to head over to Vernon Blvd. Their pork and chive dumplings are always at the top of the list, and they now have a vegan version. Another often ordered item is their beef bowl. 

Penny Bridge

If you are a fan of diners from the past, the Penny Bridge might be just the thing for you. Traditional comfort foods are cooked up daily alongside unique offerings such as delicata squash fried until crispy. They are currently only offering take-out, but it is still worth it. They do deliver as well.

Niko's Souvlaki

Greek cuisine at its finest happens at Niko's. You can try the Greek version of fast food when you order gyros and fries. More traditional fare awaits like:

• Bacon wrapped chicken skewers

• Pita sandwiches

• Orange phyllo cake

Caleta 111

Tingle your taste buds with this delicious Peruvian food. This is a new restaurant; it opened just over a year ago. When you order you have to try their famous ceviche. Marinated in a delightful mixture known as Leche de Tigre, it has a wonderful citrusy flavor. Caleta 111 has already earned one star and is a favorite in Queens.


When comfort food and a cozy atmosphere are what you seek, this is the place to be. Everything from the condiments to the fresh pasta is prepared in-house. They have delicious dishes like wood-fired half chicken served alongside pasta with your choice of sauces. They have a family-style package that allows you to choose what items you want from the menu. 


While not a large establishment, the owner Beatrice Ajaero cooks up some amazing Nigerian delights. Soups and stews are the main focus and include egusi, West African red stew, and specialty meat and fish stew. 

Try Something New Today

There are plenty of traditional American food eateries in Queens, but why not branch out and enjoy some ethnic foods? You may discover a few new dishes that will become old favorites over time. 

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Remediation to Queens' Businesses

With all of the snow New York has experienced, the possibility of flooding is real. If the weather warms up too quickly or rain appears, the flash flooding can come raging through your business. SERVPRO of Long Island City is known for our premier flood damage mitigation. We have earned this reputation by:

• Working hard for our commercial customers

• Understanding the impact local businesses have on the community

Working closely with insurance companies

• Scaling our response to your company's needs

• Cleaning, disinfecting, and restoring structural elements and content

If you want to find out how SERVPRO of Long Island City can meet commercial property needs, contact us at (718) 440-6994. From the assessment to the finishing touches, we can help you to get back in business. Immediate mitigation is vital, so do not wait to give us a call.

Can Wood Furniture Get Restored After Fire Damage in a Queens Home?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke entering room from under door Fires are one of the most stressful events homeowners endure. SERVPRO is always available to restore your home.

SERVPRO Techs Have Specialized Training to Handle Fire Damage to Both Queens Properties and Contents

After a fire occurs in a home, it is not unusual to find all the room's possessions piled in the center and drenched, which is a common tactic used during fire fighting to control the blaze, and in some cases, it saves items from permanent damage. 

SERVPRO technicians work hard for Queens residents with fire damage in their homes. Not all wood furniture gets created equally, and the construction materials can determine the outcome after exposure to the high heat and water. The techs inspect each piece and look for:

  • Irreparable damage to the joints from heat.
  • The need for cleaning away soot and smoke damage.
  • Swelling from water damage with potential to get corrected through drying.
  • Deterioration in composite wood furniture.

Once inspected, the techs use their proprietary cleaning agents and methods to restore the furniture with restoration potential. Any item ruined beyond the point of repair only gets disposed of with the homeowner's approval. 

SERVPRO of Long Island City at (718) 440-6994 is the restoration services company local Queens residents trust with their fire damage cleanup needs. 

What are the Two Main Types of Flood Damages in Queens Homes?

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lighting on night sky When storms hit, SERVPRO is standing by to restore any damage.

SERVPRO Professionals Handle Any Size Flood Damage in Queens Properties

When heavy storms impact the area, the result can be more water than the city drainage can handle, and flooding may occur. As long as the water is outside the property, there are no significant issues. 

If flood damage occurs in a Queens' property, two main types of floodwater wind up in a home. The first is clean water from a damaged roof that allows rainwater or snowmelt into the house. As long as this gets extracted and dried within 24 hours, there are little to no health hazards. When groundwater such as from the Flushing River enters a home, it can hold a host of contaminants and debris, meaning people and pets in the house should not come into contact with it. 

SERVPRO technicians have the equipment to safely handle this type of water damage cleanup, including: 

  • Personal protective gear 
  • Professional biocides for water treatment
  • Extraction equipment to move large amounts of water quickly

SERVPRO of Long Island City at (718) 440-6994 is available any time of the day or night for flood damage cleanup in Queens.

SERVPRO is the Name Local Long Island City Property Owners Trust for Commercial Water Removal

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water restoration equipment being used in office SERVPRO can restore your water damaged office. Call us today!

Long Island City Building Owners Can Call on SERVPRO 24/7 for Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Long Island City, sometimes abbreviated as LIC, is a small neighborhood on Queens' western tip. The city was incorporated in 1870 and was the original county seat for Newtown before merging into the Greater New York City in 1898. The city has many perks, including: 

  • Being a waterfront community
  • Strong arts community
  • Major employers such as Apple, Amazon, and Google 

Like much of the State of New York, the original settlers in the area were Native American tribes. The most likely group was the Mespat, drawn in due to the abundant hunting and fishing opportunities. Then Dutch farmers arrived in the 1640s. Two well-known family names came: the Rikers and the Bogardus/Jans family, who founded Hunter's Point land where Dominie's Bowery stood, and the legal fight over the property became one of the strongest in New York legal history. 

The Dominie's Bowery Court Case

The story begins with Anneke Jans, who settled the New Netherland colony (later New York) and acquired a large land parcel. When she died in 1633, she stated the land needed to be sold by her six surviving children and split the proceeds. Her heirs did as she wished, and the land changed hands several times, becoming known as King's Farm. As the farm's wealth and prestige grew in the area, Anneke Jans' descendants began to feel cheated by their ancestors' actions. Right after the American Revolution, when titles to land were in dispute throughout the area, the great-grandson of Anneke Jans named Cornelius Bogardus filed a claim that his family's branch had not given up their share to the Farm formerly known as Dominie's Bowery. He based this claim on the 1779 Act of Forfeiture and Sale of the Estates of Persons who have adhered to the Enemies of this State," which declared any New Yorkers that claimed loyalty to Great Britain forfeited their right to own land or live in the state. The courts did not agree with Bogardus, but the family pursued the claim on the land through legal channels for more than one hundred years. 

How Soon Should Commercial Water Removal and Restoration Services in Long Island City Begin After a Pipe Break?

When there are plumbing issues that cause commercial water removal needs in a Long Island City property, the answer is the cleanup efforts need to begin as quickly as possible for more than one reason. 

Water Does Not Age Well

Unlike a fine wine, water gets worse and sometimes more dangerous with age. Even clean water from an interior pipe in a building can create larger issues if it sits for too long before it gets removed. SERVPRO techs routinely run into problems such as: 

  • Harmful bacteria in water allowed to degrade.
  • Larger migration area requiring extraction and drying.
  • More significant damage to building materials due to a delay in cleanup efforts.

Local businesses trust SERVPRO of Long Island City at (718) 440-6994 with their commercial water removal needs in their Long Island City properties.

An Expo for Soon-To-Be-Brides and Wedding Planners in Queens

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO building back a water damage property. Flood damage property in Queens is no joke. Call the professionals of SERVPRO for the water damage services needed to handle the problem.

Don't miss your chance to see the latest fashions and trends for 2021 weddings.

The annual Great Bridal Expo puts expectant brides and wedding planners with some of the wedding business's top names. You can get assistance and guidance through some of the most complicated facets of planning your big day and beyond, including interfacing with companies supplying decorations for the wedding, helping you get away on the honeymoon, and settle into your new life together.

Don't miss your opportunity to witness the stunning bridal show and enter for your chance at fabulous prizes and giveaways. The event is happening Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, at the New York Marriott Marquis. You can contact the event host directly at 1-800-422-3976 for more information. 

Flood damage in your Queens home can ruin any big day, but our SERVPRO of Long Island City team can help. We have efficient extraction and cleaning strategies, as well as experienced professionals to relocate damaged contents to make flood losses "Like it never even happened." We have experienced flood restorers available 24/7 when you call (718) 440-6994.