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Can a Sagging Ceiling Get Fixed in Niagara Falls Through Commercial Water Cleanup?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs are Available 24/7 for Commercial Water Cleanup and Restoration in Niagara Falls

The water damage that happens in a business property can be far worse than in a residential location as many buildings get closed on the weekends and during holidays. If a pipe breaks, floodwater enters, or the sprinkler system malfunctions, the water can sit and degrade for 24 to 48 hours before the cleanup begins, and that is enough time for harmful bacteria to start to grow.

In the case of commercial water cleanup in a Niagara Falls business that waited to begin. Numerous issues can hamper the potential for saving building materials and articles within the property, such as deteriorated sheetrock that wicked water like a buckled walls or a sagging ceiling can pose a danger and requires removal. SERVPRO technicians have the comprehensive training and equipment to handle these challenges safely, including: 

  • Controlled demolition as needed
  • Water extraction services of any size
  • Restoration of as much of the possessions as possible
  • Humidity control when needed to discourage mold before the application of antimicrobial cleaning agents

SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 supports the local Niagara Falls community with any size commercial water cleanup needed.

Is It Possible a Niagara Falls Home to Have Unseen Mold Damage?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling Mold will spread 24 to 48 hours. Call the IICRC certified technicians of SERVPRO for the mold remediation services needed.

SERVPRO Techs Have Extensive Training for Handling Mold Damage

It is not unusual for mold to establish colonies and spread for an extended period before any visible signs. There are, however, small signals that an infestation is present. 

Mold damage in a Niagara Falls property is always a symptom of another issue that needs addressing. To survive, mold needs interior humidity levels to remain over 50%, temperatures at least in the 70s, and something organic to consume, such as sheetrock or wood. Typical reasons include leaks, poor ventilation, and the aftereffects of flood damage. Once it invades the home, it will not stop until remediated. SERVPRO techs use various types of equipment to pinpoint the actual size of the mold infestation.

Reducing the ability for the spores to spread throughout the home is paramount. Once the worksite gets defined, the techs use methods such as:

  • Physical barriers 
  • Negative air chambers
  • Specialized air filtration equipment that traps airborne spores in the HEPA filters

SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 brings years of experience and the latest professional equipment to the remediation of mold damage in local Niagara Falls homes. 

SERVPRO Handles Flooded Basement Cleanup in Niagara Falls Properties

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged basement SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians and equipment for any size storm restoration job.

Local Niagara Falls Residents Trust SERVPRO With Their Flood Damage Restoration Needs

The city of Niagara Falls is no stranger to wet conditions, but heavy rains recently highlighted the need for an extensive overhaul of the sewer system. The city council voted and approved a $3.5 million contract to revamp the sewer and drainage system over three years. 

Locally heavy rains have caused the sewer to become overwhelmed, and the result is water backing up into basements through the common entry points of 

  • Floor drains
  • Toilets
  • Showers

The scheduled work entails a complete rehab and switching to a trenchless drainage system for wastewater that will be more reliable when heavy rains come calling. 

The current system was found to be failing as the state of disrepair allowed groundwater to enter. The high level of infiltration put the sewer system at risk for failure, and before wide-scale property damage occurred, the city devised a plan of action. Best of all, the repairs slated to get done can get accomplished without the need to dig up the ground or open the sewers, which means there is zero impact on residents in terms of disruption to their yards, construction equipment, or service levels. 

The project will seal up the infiltration sources, and a benefit of this action is that the amount of water flowing through the siphon and pump stations will automatically get reduced, which lowers the risk of sewer overflows that cause basement flooding in the area. 

What is the Best Way to Save Possessions in a Flooded Basement in Niagara Falls

When floodwater enters a basement, even a finished basement still has a concrete substrate under the carpet or floating flooring, and there is nothing for the water to do but collect and spread. 

A flooded basement in Niagara Falls poses a challenge for cleanup. While floodwater tends to recede as rapidly as it enters a home on the upper level, this is a much slower process in a basement. In a finished basement, the water wicks into the sheetrock and quickly seeps under the flooring. In an unfinished area, the water pools and needs fast action to limit damage to the structure. When this appears to be the issue, the techs use their moisture detection equipment to pinpoint the migration path and determine the number of building materials that require removal. 

Removal of Items For Cleaning

In many homes, the basement and attic space tend to become a catch-all for things that are useful but not in use. SERVPRO technicians work in an organized fashion to remove items that may have the potential for reuse by cleaning to a staging area outside the worksite. 

Benefits of a Move-Out

When many undamaged articles need storage during the mitigation, the techs can perform a move-out and store them securely either at the SERVPRO facility or another storage area. This action is beneficial because: 

  • It ensures the other items in the home remain undamaged
  • The homeowner gets a list of the items taken and the location in the basement 
  • SERVPRO moves the items back into the home when the decontamination and restoration services complete

SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 has the equipment to handle a flooded basement in Niagara Fall and make the water damage, "Like it never even happened."

Wine tours and Tasting Run from February in Niagara Falls

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

two people tasting wine together SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing what the tours have to offer!

Niagara Falls Regional Tours Offer Guests a Chance to Learn About the Process of Producing New World Wines.

The Niagara County region is among one of the fastest wine-growing areas in the US. Supplemented by the region's unique climate and soil, these new world wines are gaining popularity both at home and abroad. The touring service allows guests to meet the wine-makers, tour the vineyards, and enjoy four reputable wineries' tasting rooms. Tour guides provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of wine while catering the sample selections to your taste. The total time it takes to visit the four wineries is around five hours, with guests traveling by minibus from the winery to winery. Stop offs include the stunning Lake Ontario and other sites of natural beauty and meeting the owners of the wineries. Gift purchases are available throughout the tour directly from the vineyards to ensure that guests can take a bottle home with them at the end. 

  • Wine tours take place from 4 pm and typically end around 9 pm
  • Social distancing measures and controlled group sizes are in place
  • Tailor your tasting experience from each winery and enjoy snacks alongside glasses

Smoke and soot can harm your indoor air quality. Contact SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 for assistance.

Tour the Stunning Niagara Falls From Both America and Canada

1/23/2021 (Permalink)

a bunch of people on a ferry in niagara falls It will be exciting to see the sights on this Niagara Falls tour!

Over the Falls Tours Runs One-day Tours of the Niagara Falls Across Two Countries

This February, Over the Falls boat tours runs a one-day excursion that allows passengers to experience this wonder of the world from both sides. The tour sets off from the American side, including a short trip through the Cave of Winds via the Maid of the Mist ferry. Guests then experience the Canadian Niagara Falls, including the stunning horseshoe drop, which offers the largest waterfall in Northern America. Different sights on the guided tours include the Hurricane Deck, the Skylon Tower, and Three Sisters Island. Currently, tours are running through the winter period, providing a fantastic opportunity to see the natural wonder in the snow. However, social distancing and COVID safety protocols apply. 

  • Bookings are refundable up to twenty-four-hours in advance of any booked tours.
  • Queue jumping is available for many attractions, including the Hurricane Deck and the Maid of the Mist boat tour.
  • Group sizes are restricted to ten people to ensure the safety of all passengers.

A wet property can quickly become moldy or unsafe to inhabit. Contact SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 for emergency water repair.

Premiere Restoration Services in the Niagara Falls Region Can Recover Losses After Flooding

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

damaged home roof with sign that reads storm damage When storm damage hits your area, make sure to contact team SERVPRO. We are here 24/7 to answer you emergency calls.

SERVPRO of Niagara Falls Assists with the Cleanup and Securing of a Property Ravaged by Storm Floods

The Niagara Falls region is a city along the Northeast Coast with a population of 50,593 residents. Twinned with the Ontario city of the same name, the dividing block between these two North American countries is the vast Niagara River, which stretches for 36 miles along the eastern coastal shelf. The most well-known aspect of Niagara is the cascading waterfall, which is dubbed a wonder of the natural world. The 50-meter vertical drop carries the highest flow rates of water anywhere in North America. During the nineteenth century, enormous canals and dams harnessed the hydroelectric power from the American Falls. These power stations provided cheap, renewable electricity, which attracted many manufacturing businesses that were attaining vast amounts of wealth from the industrial revolution. With the assistance of financial powerhouses like the Vanderbilts and JP Morgan, hydroelectric dams provided electricity to towns and businesses over twenty miles away from Niagara Falls. During the 1960s, the government regulated power plants to prevent unnecessary harm, erosion, and damage to the site.

The business center that was Niagara Falls began to decline in the mid-twentieth century. A high profile dam collapse of the Schoellkopf Power Plant and a chemical waste disaster in the eighties pushed president Jimmy Carter to declare the first state of emergency for non-natural causes. As energy became cheaper across the United States, the popularity among businesses and factories of Niagara Falls dwindled. The period of urban decline has since been followed up by a burgeoning tourist economy that sees approximately thirty million people visit the falls every year. A wellspring of hotels and casinos have taken the place of industrial factories. In contrast, the preservation of the surrounding natural landscape has a reputation as one of the most diverse and beautiful in the world. Visitors to the Niagara State Park can explore hundreds of hiking trails, ski on the nearby mountains, or enjoy some of the excellent camping grounds and log cabins in Niagara County. 

  • Niagara Falls County provides a range of ski slopes with over 18 miles of snow for visitors to slalom, speed ski, or enjoy cross-country. The three main resorts in this region are the Kissing Bridge with 142 meters of elevation, the Buffalo Ski Club, and the small practice slope the Ridge. All alternatives include training courses and ski lifts for the descent with prices starting at $50.00
  • The Maid of the Mist is the region's oldest cruise company, which ferries passengers to the American Falls' base. The company began as far back as 1846, running day and night tours for passengers that include light refreshments and occasional live music or entertainment. The company's name is a reference to Native American Folklore as a mythical being that shepherded passengers over the edge of the falls.
  • The Prospect Point Observation Tower is located in the Niagara Falls State Park with driving access or a hiking trail to reach the region. Prospect Point offers the clearest views over the American Falls and is frequently used as a spot for wedding proposals, marriages, and other events. The 282-foot tower was initially built in 1963 with railway access to the upper deck.

Tourist attractions and other things to do in Niagara Falls

Since the mid-sixties, Niagara County has pushed to be a premier destination for visitors, with much of the local economy relying on tourism. The region offers excellent outdoor experiences, restaurants, hotels, and hostels for visitors to enjoy during their stay. Several guided tours of old power stations are a fantastic way to get in touch with this diverse landscape's history and heritage. 

  • Adventure tours set off through the Cave of Winds behind the American Falls and allow visitors to stand underneath sections of the waterfall wearing waterproof ponchos. The daily tours provide reservations so that guests can avoid queues and include a trip to the Hurricane Deck and a voyage on the legendary Maid of the Mist.
  • Outdoor adventures are seasonal, with different options for visitors throughout the year. Welcome in the spring with hiking, shooting, and birding. The summer encourages visitors to take boats onto the Niagara River and enjoy camping.  The fall offers fishing opportunities, while the winter months are a season for ice skating, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.
  • There are several hotels set up nearby the American Falls, with some even overlooking the natural wonder. The Hilton Doubletree resort and the Econo Lodge both stand out as vacation rooms that allow guests to have a fifteen-minute walk into the National State Park. Other top options include the Niagara Riverside Resort and the historic Red Coach Inn. 

SERVPRO Helps Niagara Falls Residents to Recover their Home and Possessions after Violent Weather Events or Flooding

Adverse weather events can result in high winds or heavy rainfall, causing damage to your property. The impact of these events is likely to be traumatic, which is why most residents use professional restoration services to return their homes to a preloss condition. SERVPRO is a licensed storm recovery service that can enter a flooded home, secure it against further damage, and perform restoration of contents. One of the core aspects of mitigation is conducting complete drying. Our technicians can analyze your building's assembly layers from drywall through to wooden framing and wall cavities for signs of water migration. Using advanced structural drying equipment, we can circulate air into these areas to dry the home correctly. Some materials may break apart after exposure to liquid water. Production technicians can remove and reinstall segments of drywall to return your home to a preloss state. 

  • Advanced structural drying (ASD) technicians are qualified to assess and restore the building assembly. Using adapted air-movers or injectidry systems, we can ensure that secondary losses are kept to a minimum. 
  • Thermal imaging cameras and Borescopes are useful for monitoring and assessing a building assembly condition after flooding. By keeping track of water migration, we can control losses.
  • Thermal hygrometers measure the relative humidity. Vapor damage can lead to cracking or discoloration of wallpaper and paintwork. By deploying dehumidifiers in the space, we can prevent vapor from causing harm to your home. 

A flooding event requires expertise to restore correctly. Contact SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 now.

The Lockport Winter Market is a Great Chance to Get Delicious Local Produce from the Niagara Falls Region.

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

a mother and her child holding baskets of fruits and vegtables 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.

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

a picture of cusick, a tuscarora preacher 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.

12/13/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from a white pipe 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

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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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.