The Lockport Winter Market is a Great Chance to Get Delicious Local Produce from the Niagara Falls Region.
SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the products at the Lockport Winter Market!
On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month From December 25th, Niagara Falls Residents Can Shop for Locally-sourced Food, Wine, and Craft Beers.
The Lockport Winter Market is an indoor trading space for local farmers and producers to sell products directly to Niagara Falls residents. The markets run from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday at South St. Harrison Place. The typical vendors include farm-grown fruit, vegetable, honey, and artisan cheeses, craft spirits, and coffee. If you are interested in joining as a vendor, you can contact the Lockport Winter Market through their website. Social distancing guidelines are in-place throughout the market and adapt depending on the threat level in Niagara County.
- Online orders are available for the store to pick up for shielding residents or otherwise unlikely to attend the market in person.
- Online markets run from Thursday Through to Sunday and can be collected the following Saturday when the market opens.
- Details of vendors can be found on the website, with some traders only selling online or in person.
Getting rid of large bodies of water can be tricky without professional equipment and training. Contact SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330.
Remembrance for Tuscarora Heroes to Go Ahead in Lewiston on December 19th.
It will be exciting to see the community celebrating on Portage Road at the Heroes Monument!
The Tuscarora Heroes 207th Anniversary Takes Place on Portage Road at the Heroes Monument.
The Tuscarora Heroes Monument commemorates a period of thanksgiving to the Tuscarora tribe from residents of Lewiston. In the early nineteenth century, a British attack endangered the lives of many Lewiston locals. Thanks to the bravery of the Tuscarora tribe, many of the local townspeople were able to escape. By using diversionary tactics, the Tuscarora heroes could delay the British attack in the face of a numerical disadvantage of 30 to 1. The memorial monument was unveiled in 2013 and depicted a woman's rescue with a child by Tuscarora men. The commission funding came from a combination of Niagara River Greenway and Niagara County, NY.
- The remembrance takes place at 8 am on December 19th at 100 Portage Road Memorial.
- Syros restaurant on nearby Cayuga street is serving breakfasts and brunches to all attendees.
- Re-enactments of the scene occur periodically with a "flames through Lewiston" event that sees residents fleeing down Portage road to escape British attackers.
Riverine flow can rise during the winter months, causing flash flooding to residents. Contact SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 for assistance.
Water Intrusion Can Happen to Niagara Falls Residents at any Time of Year.
Water damage can have both outside and inside causes. Contact our experienced team when facing excess water in your home.
SERVPRO is a Specialist Water Restoration Service for your Niagara Falls Home and Contents.
Niagara Falls is toward the West of New York State with a thriving tourist economy and a sister town in Ontario, Canada. The Niagara River strip, which spans two North American countries, is famous for its stunning scenery and immense natural beauty. In the early twentieth century, the county experienced an economic boom due to technological advances in hydroelectric power. On the US side of the river, or strait, is the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant built-in 1961. Across the river in Canada is the Sir Adam Beck Power Plant. Combined, these two plants generate 4.4 gigawatts of electrical power. Economic declines in the mid-twentieth century saw many local businesses relocate away from Niagara. The consistent migration of companies from the area is synonymous with other cities along the rust-belt. Today, around 50,000 people live and work in Niagara Falls, with a large portion of the economy centered around tourism to Niagara Falls State Park on Prospect Street.
In the modern era, Niagara County is establishing itself as a premier destination for tourists worldwide. Niagara Falls State Park is among the country's oldest, while the climate ranges from snowy winters to hot, humid summers. The colder months are equally effective at attracting tourists when the Falls appear to freeze over, creating stunning ice structures. Prospect Point, an area of the State Park offering picturesque views of the falls, is busy throughout the year while other main attractions such as the wind caves continue to bring in tourism whatever the weather. As a tourist city, the Falls offers a range of luxury resorts for traveling guests. Some of these have jaw-dropping views over the Falls and across the river toward Canada, as well as bars, casinos, and restaurants.
- The Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino is a 26 story vacation spot on 4th Street. It is the only AAA-rated resort in the county with 604 deluxe rooms. Guests can enjoy the Jacuzzi rooms, Swimming Pools, Spa, and ten unique dining locations within the complex.
- The Red Coach Inn is a landmark spot for views over the cascading waters of Niagara Falls, with some rooms just 500 yards away. The Tudor-styled hotel was first established in 1926 and was based on the Bell Inn. Businesses can book suites for conferences while the historic venue on Buffalo Avenue also hosts wedding ceremonies and reunions.
- Many of the region's hotels include attraction tickets and tours of the nearby scenery and Niagara Falls State Park. The hottest spots tend to be along Falls Boulevard or Buffalo Avenue, where guests are closest, and in some cases have rooms overlooking the world-famous waterfalls.
Sights and Sounds in Niagara Falls, NY
- The central attraction of this region is the 400-acre state park that leads into the Falls. The park was designed by nineteenth-century landscaper and architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City. Activities within the park include a trip to Prospect Point for unrivaled views of this natural wonder and Hurricane Deck located in the Cave of Winds. Helicopter tours are also available for panoramic views of Niagara Falls. Fireworks displays are often held during national holidays.
- Niagara County played an essential role in the early formation of America and the modern 20th century. The militaries of France, England, and the United States set up numerous lookout points in the area, making a trip to Old Fort Niagara well worth the visit. Given its vital role in the American Civil War, several reenactments occur at the Old Fort site throughout the year. The proximity to Canada also makes Niagara Falls a heritage site for the underground railways with a museum dedicated to the subject on Depot Avenue.
- The Riviera Theater and Performing Arts Center offers a range of contemporary performances and exhibitions, while a trip to Art Alley is full of murals. During the summer months, drama and music live performances are held at the Art Park in Lewiston. These outdoor events are played out directly over the gorge of Niagara Falls, making them an unforgettable experience. A trip just outside of the state park opens up a range of opportunities to sample local wines and craft brews from more comprehensive Niagara County.
Wet Materials in your Home Can Steadily Deteriorate or Cause Mold Growth, SERVPRO Can Help Mitigate Water Losses Efficiently.
Water leaks in your home can permeate materials quickly. As water absorbs into materials or belongings, it can expand and attract microorganisms like viruses, fungi, and bacteria. Long-term water exposure to building materials like drywall can cause them to fall apart and become structurally unsound. SERVPRO is a professional restoration company in the Niagara Falls area that can quickly scope your property and put in an efficient drying solution. Most mitigation from water intrusion involves drying the property as soon as possible. Our technicians can then set to work, restoring, replacing, and returning your home to its preloss condition.
- We can mobilize industrial water extraction equipment and submersible electric pumps to remove high volumes of water from your home rapidly. Using a combination of desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers, we can reduce the likelihood of bacteria or mold outbreaks.
- Our team is expert at identifying materials and the best solutions to clean them after water exposure. Restoration is typically cheaper and more time-efficient than the replacement of items exposed to water. Our specialty services include Esporta washing for clothes or textiles.
- Treating a property after drying and cleaning can mitigate against the secondary losses associated with water intrusion. Our technicians can apply anti-microbial, bacterial, and odor counteractants to your home.
- Using thermal imaging cameras and hygrometers, our technicians can accurately predict parts of the home where water may have migrated.
Water intrusion events can cause significant damage without professional intervention. Contact SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 now.
Lewiston Christmas Walk Weekender
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Santa Will Arrive in Lewiston at Academy Park
The annual Lewiston Christmas walk has something for everyone. Held every year in Dec, residents, and visitors can visit with Santa, see the animals at Hennepin Park petting zoo and enjoy the gorgeous decorated stores on center street.
The Historical Association coordinates the tour of homes and businesses on the same weekend. This tour is a fundraiser for the association to continue supporting the rich heritage of the town of Lewiston. It is an excellent opportunity to see inside some of the most beautiful and historic homes and businesses in the city.
Fast facts about the Christmas Walk
When – Dec 7 and 8th Santa arrives by 11:30 at Academy Park in a helicopter
Petting Zoo at Hennepin Park
Enjoy the Christmas decorations and stores on Center street
Tour of Homes is held on the same weekend
Tickets are $25 and used to support local heritage projects
SERVPRO of North Niagara County provides mold remediation and odor control services to Lewiston commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (716) 299-0330. We are available 24/7to help with all mold remediation and odor control needs.
Visit Niagara Falls State Park
Let SERVPRO work their magic restoring your properties fire damages while you enjoy the magic of Niagara Falls. Call us at (716) 299-0330.
Free Event in Niagara Falls
The falls in Niagara Falls is one of the world's natural wonders and lies on the US – Canadian border. There are three waterfalls:
Horseshoe Falls – straddles the border
American Falls and
Bridal Veil Falls
The Niagara Falls State Park covers over 400 acres with stunning views of the falls and lush landscape to visit and stroll through. The park is the oldest park in North America and is visited by millions of people every year.
The park is organizing a stroll at the falls on Dec 4, 2020, from 10 am to 12 pm. The event is free and a great opportunity to experience the crisp air while visiting the falls and viewing the water flowing into the Niagara gorge. Masks are required for all visitors over two years of age.
SERVPRO of North Niagara County provides fire debris removal and restoration services to Niagara Falls Residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (716) 299-0330. We are available 24/7to help with all fire debris removal needs.
SERVPRO of North Niagara County Responds 24/7 to All Fire Emergencies
Our SERVPRO teams are ready and available to assist you with fire restoration in your home or business property at a moments notice.
Our SERVPRO Team can help with Fire Debris Cleanup, Odor Removal, and Restoration.
Niagara's region encompasses a large area, 1140 square miles, with 54% of the area consisting of rivers and lakes. The city of Niagara Falls is named after the falls and has a population of approximately 50,000, while the county has around 216,000 people. The Niagara River is part of the US – Canada border, the escarpment cliff that forms the falls, the Niagara whirlpool downstream from the falls, and the Niagara Gorge also downstream from the falls.
The city of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls State Park is close to the falls and brings thousands of visitors to the region. The city, originally incorporated in 1892, has evolved from a heavy industry-driven concentration facilitated by the availability of inexpensive hydro-electric power to today's tourist-focused economy driven by the falls. There are three waterfalls – The American Falls, The Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls on the river's Canadian side.
Must-See Activities in Niagara Falls, New York
There are many tourist venues to take advantage of while visiting the area and residents participating in "stay vacations." The phrase "stay vacation" has gained popularity recently and embodies residents taking a vacation in their city rather than traveling to other areas of the country or internationally. A few of the exciting things to see while in the area include:
- Pine Avenue
- The Niagara Falls State Park
- Cave of Winds
- Maid of the Mist
- Whirlpool Rapids
- Prospect Point Observation Tower
- Niagara Discovery Center
- Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
- Aquarium of Niagara
- Castellani Art Museum
- Fort Niagara State Park
- Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
- Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
- Excursions across Rainbow Bridge to Canadian Cities
- And many more…..
There is so much to do in the area; many visitors find themselves returning again and again. One of the favorite tourist attractions is the Niagara Falls State Park, open 365 days a year. It is also the oldest continuously operating state park in the United States. The park was incorporated in 1885 and remains a popular attraction today. Visitors are encouraged to plan their visits. There are maps along with directions available from many nearby cities and towns. Also, visitors can download a walking tour app to their smartphone to assist in navigating around the park.
Every Season Offers Special Attractions in Niagara Falls
Wintertime transforms the falls with substantial ice buildups on the river above the falls and at the base of the falls. Ice can obscure the water cascading over the falls providing wonderful scenic pictures for those brave enough to stand the cold. Illumination of the falls occurs nightly from 5:00 pm until midnight. Millions of lights transform the falls into millions of fantastic colors that bounce off the ice creating a kaleidoscope of color.
Unsafe Seasonal Decorations Can Lead to House Fires in Niagara Falls
There are many things to see and do in Niagara Falls, however with winter approaching and the pandemic limiting many activities, we all are spending more time inside our homes. Recently a house fire started in a home and quickly engulfed two neighboring homes. Firefighters were unable to get the fire under control before the damage was done. Opportunities for small house fires abound unless we take precautions and follow safety guidelines as we go about our daily routines.
The local Niagara Falls Fire department offers guidelines on preventing fires and keeping your home safe for your family. These guidelines are even more critical, with many people working from home and spending more time in the kitchen. Fire prevention guidelines include:
- Use LED candles in decorations – real candles can quickly start a fire
- Keep items like corn stalks or bales of hay away from the front door or a fire source
Fire safety in the kitchen
- Never leave oven mitts, towels, or trash on top of the stove
- Keep towels well away from the oven door as you open and close the door
- Use the new range safe knobs that are considered safe for children
- Turn handles of frying pans and pots to the inside, so little hands cannot reach them
General Guidelines to follow
- Purchase a fire extinguisher for your home with the designation, ABC
- Install smoke alarms in sleeping areas and on all levels of your home
- Test smoke alarms every month
- Design and practice monthly your fire escape plan with your family
Remember to get out and call for help. The fire department can respond quickly and limit the damage if they arrive on the scene within minutes of the fire starting. Their fast response limits the damage from the fire as well as the collateral damage from fire retardant chemicals and water.
How SERVPRO Can Help Residents Restore their Homes & Businesses After a Fire
Even a small fire can significantly disrupt daily activities for homeowners in Niagara Falls as well as businesses. There might not be much damage from the fire; however, a combination of the firemen's efforts to quell the fire and the smoke odors distributed through the home are more of a concern.
Many small fires are caused by cooking activities or spills on hot elements in the kitchen. Grease fires can damage kitchen cupboards and distribute smoke particles on surfaces in the kitchen and adjacent rooms. Our fire restoration technicians assess the damage from the fire, the fire retardants used by the fire department, and the distribution of smoke odors throughout the home or building, including the HVAC system.
SERVPRO technicians can remove odor sources such as items and building materials damaged by the fire to reduce odor sources. All surfaces are cleaned, and all portable items are washed and sanitized. Fabrics may be sent out for specialized cleaning. Depending on the amount of contamination, defogging equipment may also be recommended.
SERVPRO of North Niagara County provides fire restoration services to Niagara Falls residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (716) 299-0330. Our technicians are available 24/7 to help with all fire debris removal and restoration needs.
Does a Residence in Niagara Falls Need Cleanup if Only Rain Water Gets Inside?
No matter the cause of the water damage in your home, call SERVPRO for any water removal and remediation efforts you need.
Fierce Winds can Force Rain into Walls in Niagara Falls Homes, Causing Extreme Damage.
Moisture left behind after a storm can cause severe deterioration to the interior side of your Niagara Falls home’s walls. Cleaning up floors helps with water, and homeowners are encouraged to take this proactive step. However, mops, buckets, and towels cannot sufficiently remove hidden water.
Detecting and removing water inside wall cavities before it can ruin the exterior can prevent the need for more extensive cleanup and demolition work later. Storm cleanup prevents permanent damage for Niagara Falls homeowners. Cracked window sills, gaps in between shingles, and badly aligned gutters can all help windy storms force water into your home’s shell. Not only is restoration work more expensive and avoidable, but it can also become a serious disruption. SERVPRO can help mitigate such consequences with infrared technology. With special cameras, we can “see” inside walls and locate damp areas.
Dampness from rain can damage different types of walls, starting in the interior cavity and spreading to
- Drywall, weakening it, resulting in crumbling wall surfaces,
- Plaster, allowing it to detach from its base in pieces of all sizes,
- Wallpaper, causing bubbling centers and peeling seams.
Once we know where, if any, damp areas exist, we can dry these out and prevent damage that later requires more extensive cleanup. This is crucial if property owners want to protect their residence from preventable destruction. When walls disintegrate, mold can also become pervasive. SERVPRO can remediate such situations, containing affected areas within negative pressure enclosures. However, demolition can still create a mess, increasing the amount of time needed cleaning up before reconstruction takes place.
Available 24/7, SERVPRO of North Niagara County answers customer calls at (716) 299-0330 when you need us most. Flooding from heavy storms can leave your Barker, NY, Burt, NY, or Wilson, NY residence uninhabitable, but we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
Does Fire Damage Restoration Include the Cleanup of Personal Property in Niagara Falls?
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Fire Restoration Technicians Clean the Structure and Personal Items After a Fire in a Niagara Falls Home
A fire in a Niagara Falls home can leave significant damage in its wake. Walls, columns, and other structural elements may be weaker, and your belongings may host significant levels of soot. The air in your house can also be questionable, and deciding where to start can be daunting. Because the chaos following a fire can be overwhelming, it is best to enlist a professional crew's help to help bring some order into your life.
In Niagara Falls, fire damage restoration plans are the foundation of every task our SERVPRO team undertakes to minimize your loss. By applying our deep understanding of the theory of fire and the latest techniques available to our industry, we can provide a comprehensive plan of action to return your house to normal as soon as possible. When you call our 24/7 hotline, we arrive at your home and take safety precautions to safeguard your health and your valuables, then proceed to set the stage for a successful restoration process.
What is the first step in a fire restoration project?
There may be competing priorities after a fire, but our SERVPRO crew knows that removing debris and charred objects is essential. Our staff focuses on safely removing ashes, soot, and any other items capable of expanding the damage by remaining in the home. Advantages of completing this first step may include:
• Minimizing the power of the odor left behind
• Opening the path to cleaning on-site elements
• Identification of items suitable for specialty cleaning solutions in an off-site location
Throughout the process, our SERVPRO of North Niagara County coordinates with you and insurance as appropriate in an attempt to create a seamless claim process for you. Call us at (716) 299-0330 as soon you need us and let us leave your property “Like it never even happened.”
How Can Niagara Falls Homeowners Preserve Hardwood Floors After Water Damage?
Make sure to act quickly when water damage affects your hardwood floors. Contact our certified technicians to remediate the damage.
IICRC-Certified Restoration Technicians Can Perform Water Removal Services for Niagara Falls Homeowners
Many Niagara Falls homeowners enjoy the polish and longevity of hardwood floors in their residences. However, this long-lasting flooring solution still needs repairs and restoration every 10 to 30 years and requires immediate care after a pipe leak or other water damage situation. Without fast mitigation, moisture exposure can create permanent damages and lead to higher repair and replacement expenses.
SERVPRO technicians can provide water removal services for Niagara Falls homeowners, including drying and preservation of hardwood flooring when possible. This experienced team of restoration pros renders water damage mitigation per restoration industry standards as determined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
What Methods Can Homeowners Use to Protect Hardwood Floors from Water?
There are a variety of proactive measures homeowners can undertake to preserve their hardwood floors even before installation begins, including the following:
- Inspect plumbing before installing wood floors. Plumbing leaks and burst pipes are among the most common causes of water-damaged hardwood flooring in Niagara Falls. Contact a licensed plumber to take a look at your plumbing and make any necessary repairs.
- Clean floors carefully. Sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping with conservative amounts of moisture regularly all go a long way toward preserving your hardwood flooring and minimizing issues with water, dirt, dust, and scratches.
- Protect your floors with a strong sealant. A reliable sealant, like wax or polyurethane, provides an aesthetically pleasing finish that also protects your hardwood. While these sealants cannot ensure a completely waterproof surface, they can offer you extra time to clean up moisture that might otherwise damage your floorboards. Wax sealants only need to be reapplied on an annual basis, while a coat of polyurethane lasts approximately three to four years at a time.
- Minimize contact with water as much as possible. Moisture, especially in high traffic areas of your home, can accumulate quickly from day-to-day use. Clean up spills as soon as possible, avoid leaving damp objects like shoes and towels on the floor, and set aside a designated area for wet items, particularly shoes and umbrellas.
However, even with meticulous care and attention, accidents and disasters can happen. Your local SERVPRO is ready to serve Niagara Falls properties with cleanup and restoration at any time of the day or night, including weekends and holidays.
When Do Hardwood Floors Require Refinishing Versus Replacement?
Refinishing is typically performed every 10 to 12 years. This process entails sanding down old sealants and damages to return the floor to a smooth, scratch-free condition. After sanding, a fresh coat of sealant is applied to protect the surface of your flooring.
Niagara Falls homeowners may notice the following signs that can indicate that it is time to consult with a hardwood flooring specialist about refinishing:
- A lackluster shine.
- Scratches and scuff marks from furniture and daily use.
- An uneven finish.
- Stains, and dirt buildup, especially in high-traffic areas.
Refinishing is generally a more cost-effective option than replacing planks. However, water damage can render planks too damaged for refinishing in some areas. Common hardwood flooring issues that may necessitate replacement include:
- Excessive warping, cupping, cracking, or buckling of planks.
- Microbial growth from prolonged moisture exposure.
If your hardwood flooring requires repairs, your local SERVPRO team can make the necessary fixes as well as extract excess moisture from your floors and subfloor.
Can SERVPRO Technicians Salvage Water-Damaged Hardwood Flooring?
SERVPRO professionals take cleanup and repair of hardwood flooring seriously. While hardwood is often salvageable after a water damage incident, special care is necessary to ensure that flooring returns to a standard moisture content without further damaging floorboards. Restoration technicians measure the moisture content of your hardwood with moisture sensors calibrated for wood flooring.
Structural drying technicians must take a plethora of factors into account when restoring hardwood floors, including the following:
- Floorboards can facilitate microbial growth when the moisture content is above 20%. Mold proliferation risk can be addressed with EPA-registered biocides in tandem with structural drying equipment.
- Vapor barrier sealants on your flooring, like polyurethane, can impact the efficacy of moisture removal equipment and may require partial or full removal to salvage your floors. Technicians consult with both you and your insurance adjuster about whether to remove sealants or facilitate airflow with tools like pin rollers.
- Hardwood often needs drying both above and below the planks to remove moisture. Depending on the situation at hand, this strategy can eliminate the need to perforate or remove sealants.
SERVPRO of North Niagara County can mitigate damage quickly with service that shows We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call (716) 299-0330 to have an emergency response team on your property within hours of your initial contact.
There Is Mold Damage In My Niagara Falls Car Shop – What Should I Do?
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Niagara Falls Shop Owners Are Unhappy With Mold Damage
Running a car shop takes planning and skill. As well as providing all the necessary equipment for car repairs, you need a team of staff you can rely on and a safe place for them to do their work.
Unfortunately, mold damage in Niagara Falls can affect any business. Mold is bad news for entrepreneurs, because:
• Mold can damage wood, drywall, and paper, playing havoc with both premises and contents
• Mold spreads quickly and can set up new colonies throughout your premises
• Mold smells terrible and can cause health effects
How do I know if my car shop has mold? There are several tell-tale signs to watch out for:
• Visible patches of black, gray, or brownish mold on walls, ceilings, or window and door frames
• Discoloration from moisture damage
• A moldy odor
What should I do if I suspect a mold problem?
Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold in your business. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! We have the equipment and training to remediate mold quickly and effectively.
The patches of mold you see are called the mycelium. Spores detach from the mycelium and drift throughout your business, looking for other places to grow. Time is of the essence, which is why it is essential to call us as soon as you suspect fungal growth.
How can SERVPRO help?
After we assess the situation, we will set up containment to discourage spores from spreading. We have a range of cleaning techniques and solutions in our repertoire, including powerful HEPA vacuums, scrubbing, ultrasonic cleaning, and baking soda blasting. Our technicians will choose the best options for your premises and get to work.
However, we do not stop after cleaning. We also use thermal imaging, moisture meters, and thermo-hygrometers to measure moisture in the air and behind walls. Our crew will set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out your shop and discourage further mold regrowth.
We also use air scrubbers, carbon filters, and sometimes fogging to deodorize your business and leave it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. If you have mold in your business, do not delay. Call SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330.
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