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How Can Niagara Falls Homeowners Handle Water Cleanup After Experiencing Burst Pipes?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Arrives Quickly at Your Door in Niagara Falls to Start Water Cleanup, Drying, and Restoration Efforts

Once the temperatures begin to drop, Niagara Falls residents are at risk of having burst pipes in their homes. SERVPRO often receives calls for basement flood restoration and other issues related to frigid temps and water-related incidents. It is essential to know that your piping could be at risk of freezing even if you take the time to ensure everything is well-insulated.

Should an issue arise, know that SERVPRO is available to make it “Like it never even happened,” with our rapid water cleanup in Niagara Falls.

  • What causes pipes to burst where I might need water cleanup in Niagara Falls? Even though freezing temperatures are the leading cause, there is more to the science. Water freezes and expands, which creates pressure. This pressure builds, and it can cause the pipe to crack or burst. Once the water in the line thaws and reaches the damaged area, the only place to go is out of the tube.
  • What do I do once a pipe bursts and I have water coming into my home? The best first step to take is to turn off the water supply to stop water from flowing in. Then, you need to contact SERVPRO to identify the issue and begin water removal services and drying as soon as possible.
  • Can I handle the water cleanup on my own without professional assistance? Failing to remove all moisture after a water emergency opens you up to secondary damage and the onset of mold and mildew. SERVPRO arrives with IICRC-certified technicians and an arsenal of equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers, extractors, and other tools and products to get the job done right the first time.

Call on SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 when you need professional water cleanup and restoration. We are available 24/7 to handle your emergency water recovery needs.

What Do Restorers Do During Water Cleanup In Niagara Falls Offices?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Call Now! SERVPRO commercial water restoration team is second to none. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

SERVPRO Manages Several Issues When Delivering Water Removal Services

Water leaks or other mishaps involving moisture create significant problems for a business. For your Niagara Falls office to resume normal operations, a comprehensive cleanup process is necessary. However, it may not be evident what the cleaning process involves.

The water cleanup in your Niagara Falls office is influenced by many factors, including the entry point of the water. For instance, a ceiling leak or a faulty sprinkler system spreads water over vast sections affecting structural areas and contents. Cleanup under such circumstances must address problems with everything from files to furniture. With help from SERVPRO, you do not have to worry about the specifics of the restoration process.

Professional cleaning can improve the outcome of different incidences, including:

Before starting the restoration, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the affected materials to determine whether they can halt deterioration. For example, we can help save important files or books by freezing them immediately on arrival at the loss site. Another protective step involves setting up dehumidifiers to regulate humidity levels in the office while performing the other cleanup processes.

The primary cleaning process may involve several techniques, including removing debris from the damaged ceilings or wall materials. We also extract water from the floors. In case there is a carpet, we can use advanced cleaning processes such as hot water extraction to eliminate traces of soiling, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Niagara County takes care of all aspects of water cleanup in business places. Call us at (716) 299-0330 for quick assistance.

What Steps Are Necessary To Eliminate Lingering Odors After Fire Damage In Lewiston Homes?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

EPA- stamp of approval Fire damage to your home is not a loss caused. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the help and service you need.

SERVPRO Uses Several Deodorization Approaches during Fire Restoration for the Best Outcomes 

Fires, whether large or small, can leave your property smelling awful. Protein and fuel oil fires, in particular, leave a strong stench that is difficult to eliminate. One advantage of engaging professional fire damage restorers is the expertise they have in handling all aspects of the loss, including deodorization. 

Addressing odors left after fire damage in a Lewiston home is not a standardized procedure. Various factors, including using inappropriate chemical agents or processes, can interfere, ruining the outcome or lengthening the process beyond your expected timelines. SERVPRO has highly trained fire restoration technicians who combine various resources, including chemical agents and equipment, to eliminate unpleasant odors.

Dedicated deodorization effort is essential regardless of whether the goal is:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • House fire clean up

Ordinarily, deodorization is a finishing step done after completing cleaning and other restoration processes. However, our SERVPRO technicians incorporate odor control from the start of the restoration process by setting up hydroxyl or ozone generators. The equipment works by producing unstable oxygen molecules which chemically react with odor-causing molecules. 

Another useful strategy is mixing deodorizing agents with the cleaning solutions to take care of odors while removing regular soils. Water-based deodorizers readily mix with the cleaning solutions. Alternatively, they can be fogged onto surfaces with no risk of combustion. 

Other odor control solutions include:

  • Ventilation to force out the air removing all vapors and residues
  • Sealers to contain odors that remain after all other efforts
  • Injection systems for localized odor management

SERVPRO of North Niagara County can help you deal with odor or any other aspect of fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (716) 299-0330.

Is It Possible To Address Mold Damage In Niagara Falls Home Quickly?

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

black mold on wall Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are top-notch. Call now for fast and immediate service.

SERVPRO Helps Homeowners Achieve Practical Mold Removal Goals

Mold damage can progress silently in your home, affecting vast sections of your property before you discover the problem. One likely reason for this is because mold thrives in dark, moist areas, and minor leaks tend to develop in enclosed spaces such as the wall and ceiling cavities.

Addressing mold damage in your Niagara Falls homes under such circumstances is likely to take longer than you might expect. It takes removing all deteriorated materials, controlling microbial growth processes, and rebuilding or refinishing the affected areas. Each aspect of the restoration takes time, especially if handled by different people. SERVPRO offers homeowners the advantage of delivering the services as a package, thus expediting timelines, among other benefits.

The typical mold remediation services delivered by SERVPRO include:

  • Mold inspection
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Mold Removal as much as possible

If dark mold patches appear on the surfaces of wall panels, ceiling tiles, or in the grooves of tiled floors, there is a need to demolish the area to reach any hidden growth below the surface. Our technicians proceed with such demolition watchfully to avoid causing unnecessary damage and to salvage useful materials such as structural supports. 

Some of the approaches that help minimize unnecessary damage include using:

  • Dry cleaning methods such as HEPA vacuuming to avoid adding new moisture
  • Advanced approaches such as soda blasting that ease cleanup and deodorize materials
  • Specialized cleaning equipment to remove mold in sensitive areas such as air ducts

On completing the cleaning and removal of deteriorated materials, our SERVPRO technicians apply antimicrobial agents to limit rapid microbial development in the restored areas.

SERVPRO of North Niagara County helps deliver acceptable results after mold damage affects your property. Call us at (716) 299-0330. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can Flooding Against Lewiston Basement Building Materials Get Managed?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

equipment in warehouse Basement flooding is very dangerous if you don't know what to do. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained for every phase of storm restoration.

With Specific Techniques, Restorers can Clean and Protect Common Lewiston Construction Materials. 

Flooding is a dangerous and damaging situation for the basement level of area homes. With many key structural components, flood damage must get resolved as quickly as possible. 

Block Walls for the Foundation

Block walls can often be the only line of defense against flood damage in Lewiston homes with natural flooding situations. Hydrostatic pressures against masonry can expose weaknesses and vulnerabilities, creating conditions where the block walls can begin filling with floodwater. Relieving the pressure and the trapped water involves drilling weep holes in the bottom course of blockwork to allow the fluid to drain and collection systems like our wet vacuums to remove it. 

Wood Framing of Main Floor Supports 

The basement level of the property often has fully exposed structural supports for the main floor of the house. OSB board and lumber used to make these joists and subflooring can become extremely damaged by the high moisture content. Without addressing conditions like standing water and higher relative humidity, secondary effects like mold growth are inevitable. 

Content Protection and Relocation 

Your personal belongings are another area where mitigation and quick action are required when flood damage exists. Spreading water can overwhelm contents and furniture, causing irreparable harm without relocation actions. Often moving the items to another safe area of the house can prevent this damage, but we also provide pack-out services for more intricate cleaning and restoration at our nearby SERVPRO facility. We can provide:

  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Deodorization
  • Drying

Flooding can be a difficult situation for many homes and businesses, making the need for immediate and experienced action critical. Our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team can help with mitigation and restoration services for post-flooding recovery 24/7. Give us a call today at (716) 299-0330.

How Currents Dictate Fire Damage in Niagara Falls Homes 

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

EPA- stamp of approval Smoke and fire damage restoration for your home can be very devastating. SERVPRO will have your home back to preloss condition in no time. Call now!

Understanding the Behavior of Fire can Help SERVPRO Professionals Provide Efficient Cleaning to Niagara Falls Properties.

No two-loss situations are identical, making the fire restoration and cleaning necessary change with each new recovery need. Identifying the type of fire damage that occurred can help us anticipate the smoke damage left behind and the appropriate cleaning measures necessary to overcome it. 

Types of Smoke Damage Possible in Fire-Damaged Homes

Fire damage in Niagara Falls homes can become affected by multiple variables, which ultimately impact the necessary cleaning or restoration approaches. Given the changes in the temperature and the tendencies of air to expand at violent rates in high-heat conditions, smoke damage can change along with the atmospheric conditions present during the fire. For example, driven smoke damage occurs in higher heat situations where the expansion of air blasts smoke residues to vertical surfaces. Horizontal surfaces are more heavily damaged by free-floating smoke present in lower-pressure conditions.

Cleaning Smoke-Damaged Surfaces

Because so many surfaces and contents can become damaged by migrating smoke damage, there are several possible approaches to removing these residues and soils. The faster that our professionals can eliminate smoke deposits, the less likely that irreparable harm like staining and erosion occurs. Some of the common cleaning and restoration approaches for removing smoke damage include:

With so many varying levels of fire and smoke damage, there are multiple needs that a home has after exposure. As leading fire restorers, our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team can help with the cleaning and deodorization that properties need to return to their original, pre-fire conditions. Give our experienced team a call today at (716) 299-0330.

How Can SERVPRO Regulate Humidity in Niagara Falls Homes After Water Damage?

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Technician suited in PPE suit, setting up equipment Structural damage from water damage is no DIY project. SERVPRO trained techs are ready at a moment's notice for the help you need.

Efficient Water Removal and Cleanup Protects Niagara Falls Properties After Disasters.

Regardless of how water damage originates, the effect it can have on a house can be devastating. Without immediate interventions by our experienced restoration professionals, structural elements can pay a high cost for prolonged moisture exposure. 

Mitigation Solutions to Protect the Property 

With many considerations for effective water cleanup in Niagara Falls homes, mitigation is among the most critical processes to begin as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals respond fast to water damage emergencies, working to eliminate standing and trapped water with:

Importance of Managed Relative Humidity in the House

Maintaining a specific relative humidity rating in the household can benefit all of the drying processes and evaporation objectives of the SERVPRO restorers. In many ways, achieving the desired lower moisture content is as critical for the household as removing water from flooring or preventing the spread of that migrating surface water. There are several ways to regulate atmospheric moisture and relative humidity. 

How Can Humidity Get Controlled? 

Controlling the humidity in the house can be a critical element to preventing greater damages, and as such, there are multiple methods of maintaining ideal operating conditions. Ventilation is among the most common of these, which encourages lower humidity air from outside the home to come in and work to achieve a balance of moisture content. 

Cleaning up after water damage in area homes means providing efficient mitigation and restoration services. As leading water restoration specialists for the area, we have premier tools and equipment to help make mitigation faster and more cost-efficient. Our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team can help with nearly all water damage recovery needs following a disaster. Call us at (716) 299-0330.

What Should I Do About Burst Pipes in My Company's Lewiston Office?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe with water leaking from it When a pipe bursts in your office, water damage can quickly ensue and production stops. Contact our team for water cleanup and remediation services.

SERVPRO is available for water damage repairs in Lewiston

The main problem when a pipe breaks or something else happens that causes a water leak occurs inside your business' office is that the building is often unoccupied overnight. If your office has pipes burst overnight, then hundreds of gallons of H2O could pour into your structure before anyone notices you have a problem. 

When we conduct commercial water cleanup in Lewiston, we know that time is of the essence. The longer your building materials and contents stay wet, the more likely they are to get damaged. Mold can also grow on any organic materials inside your office if affected items stay wet for more than 48 hours. 

Therefore, to prevent black mold from growing, our SERVPRO technicians can conduct the following services immediately after you notice a water leak in your office:

  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fix Issues Caused by Burst Pipes
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Cleaning Up after a Sewer Backup

Whenever a disaster occurs at your business, we know that it is essential for your business to keep operating. Depending on the severity of the situation, the office may not be suitable for you to run your business until the water damage remediation work is completed. However, in many cases, we can conduct our water clean up operations while your office still functions so that no productivity is lost. 

If you ever arrive to work in the morning and step in a puddle of water, it is wise to call SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330.

Do You Need Flood Restoration in Niagara Falls After a Thunderstorm?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

lightning striking in the distance over a neighborhood Lightning and thunderstorms can cause storm and flood damage to your home. Contact our team 24/7 for more information.

SERVPRO can help you with water damage repairs at your Niagara Falls residence

It is quite common for Niagara County to see its fair share of brutal thunderstorms during the summertime. Many of the storms bring with them high-speed winds, and sometimes even hail. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III) statistics, about one in every 40 homes will suffer from damage related to wind or hail every year. 

Flood damage in Niagara Falls can also be caused by water building up outside and entering your home from the ground. Wind and hail can also break windows or damage roofs, creating holes for moisture to leak into your structure. Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your residence after receiving a call for emergency services for water damage, we can assist you in the following ways:

  • Fix a Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Conduct Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Damage Repairs

Anytime moisture from the outside enters your house, there is a possibility that it could be contaminated. If rainwater enters your building, it is considered a category two situation because the "grey" water could contain harmful bacteria, fungi, or viruses. If muddy water from the ground gets into your house, it is most likely contaminated, so it is considered "black" water, and we take the same steps we would for sewage cleanup.

If you ever have a window break or your roof starts leaking during a storm, the rain entering your house could cause extensive damage that is best left up to the professionals. Call SERVPRO of Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 after the storm strikes if you ever notice an issue.

Whom Can North Niagara County Residents and Businesses Count on for Professional Water Removal Services after Recent Flash Flooding?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Niagara County responds with emergency services for water damage suffered in our beloved community

Following a weekend round of ground-saturating precipitation, torrential rains slammed Niagara County on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, prompting a state of emergency declaration and travel ban because of incredibly severe flash flooding. Although authorities lifted the travel ban Wednesday morning, residents and businesses throughout the county continue to struggle with storm-related flood restoration.

How Did Tuesday's Storm and Heavy Rain Impact Niagara County Properties?

Whether homeowners, apartment dwellers, or businesses, recent extreme weather patterns left few in SERVPRO of North Niagara County's service area unscathed by overland flooding and sanitary system backups. Our residents faced the challenges of water pouring inside their homes over land and pavement. Commercial property owners reported water lapping several feet up closed doors. More floodwaters forced their way inside through drains, filling and overflowing sinks, bathtubs, and toilets with contaminated water.

Will SERVPRO of North Niagara County Assist with My Storm and Flood Damage?

SERVPRO has highly trained and well-equipped crews ready to roll, delivering the following and more:

  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Damage Repairs
  • Sewage Cleanup

Your property's recovery from this week's disastrous flooding is our highest priority. Owner Chris Christodoulides and his dedicated team appreciate your patience as we review the calls received. We rely on our experienced workforce and a nationwide network of affiliated SERVPRO providers to scale our response during catastrophic events. Count on our commitment to each of our customers as we mobilize and leverage extensive flood damage restoration resources for all.

During this stressful and chaotic time, valued members of our community have confidence that SERVPRO of North Niagara County will make the devastation of storms and flooding "Like it never even happened." Call (716) 304-2163 immediately for premier water and flood damage recovery.