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Storm Damage Repair NYC

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repair NYC SERVPRO Storm Response and Restoration Services Are Here to Help

Storm damage can result in serious and expensive property damage. Storm damage restoration companies can be hired to clean up waterlogged floors, repair roof damage, and replace windows that have been damaged. You can trust that the company you choose is capable of handling all kinds of repairs, even those caused by fires or floods. Make sure the storm damage repair company you hire is well-respected in your local area.

SERVPRO is able to help you with your single family home or multi-family residence. Our team is skilled in storm damage restoration. We have worked with thousands insurance companies to fix homes and buildings. Our team of highly-trained technicians is ready to handle any storm-damaged property. We will also work with your insurance company to ensure that you get the best coverage. You may be able to stay in a hotel or with your friends if you are unable to leave the property due to immediate dangers.

Your home can be damaged by flooding and storms. Some types of storm damage are not dangerous, but others can cause serious harm to your home. Flooding on the main floor could pose a threat to your family's safety. After a storm, the first thing to do is to protect yourself and your home. Residential storm damage restoration services can restore your home to pre-storm conditions. Also, you should contact your insurance company to request a temporary solution.

Educational Facilities: What SERVPRO of Long Island City can do for you.

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Educational Facility Disaster Restoration Cleaning Services NYC SERVPRO of Long Island City provides disaster restoration services to educational facilities throughout New York City and New Jersey.

Educational facilities in the New York City /New Jersey area are another area where our services can be essential. These services range from disaster restoration services such as water damage removal, fire & smoke damage repair, mold removal or storm damage repair. We also offer more comprehensive services including construction services and project management. 

During the school year it can be difficult to be forced to undergo emergency services; they may cause class cancellations and other delays that impact your student body. This is where SERVPRO of Long Island City excels. Our team will provide the services required to minimize impact to students such as working multiple shifts and night shifts, creating construction/privacy barriers around work zones and providing the latest in drying equipment, odor removal equipment and other disaster related technology.

If your educational facility is in need of the area’s #1 Disaster Restoration and Mold Removal company, call us today.

Commercial Property Managers Trust SERVPRO

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Disaster Restoration Company Near Me - commercial building interior SERVPRO of Long Island City manages Commercial Disaster Restoration Projects. We get you back up and running quickly, call us 24/7.

If you own or manage large commercial properties such as hotels, schools, multifamily residential homes, industrial or retail shops, venues, transportation hubs and other large facilities, you should know that SERVPRO has a disaster recovery specialist who is available to help you get your property back to its original condition. SERVPRO is trusted by large facility owners and managers in New York City. SERVPRO is the nation's leading provider of water damage restoration and fire damage restoration services, as well as mold remediation. Our services are unmatched.

Our team works with property owners and managers throughout New York & New England to give them the assurance that we will immediately start mitigation services in case of an emergency. Large property owners can rely on us to provide services such as packing and storage of manufacturing and retail goods, equipment, and furniture. Then, we provide the necessary manpower and equipment to help you restore your property following water damage, fire damage or any other disaster-related cleaning services.

Call our office to learn more about our large-scale property restoration services. A Project Manager will reach out to you to further discuss your property protection plan.

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.