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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)

flooding on a street with SERVPRO imbedded message SERVPRO stands prepared to help our North Niagara County neighbors with stormwater removal and restoration. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

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.

Do You Need Smoke Remediation in Your Niagara Falls Home?

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged house with debris and soot everywhere Kitchen fire? Team SERVPRO can help regardless of the extent. Contact our office for help if the situation happens in your home.

SERVPRO Can Provide Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Niagara Falls

Having a mishap while you are cooking that leads to a small house fire is surprisingly very common. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking equipment causes nearly half of home fires and is the leading cause of house fires and fire injuries. Two-thirds of the fires caused by cooking equipment start after food is ignited.

Even a small blaze can cause fire damage in your Niagara Falls home. Once the flames ignite, partially combusted particles in the form of smoke can travel throughout your building. Smoke can leave behind soot residues on any surfaces that it touches. It can also penetrate deeply into porous materials and cause foul aromas to be present. 

According to the statistics, ranges or stovetops account for 61 percent of cooking fire incidents. And, nearly a third of reported home fires are caused by leaving cooking equipment unattended. If you ever suffer from a similar mishap, our SERVPRO technicians can provide the following services to bring your house back to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened."

  • Smoke Remediation
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • House Fire Clean Up

When working on any fire damaged homes, the first step we take is to inspect the entire structure for any smoke damage, issues created by heat, and unpleasant aromas. We then mitigate any potential hazards such as electrical or trip/fall dangers before work begins.

If you ever have an accident while cooking in your kitchen and the next thing you know, flames have ignited, call SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330.

What Challenges Exist in Efficient Water Removal for Niagara Falls Homes?

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

water damage on a ceiling Excess water in your home? Call SERVPRO for water removal and remediation options. Our technicians are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Professionals Must Overcome Several Obstacles in Removing Water and Drying Niagara Falls Properties

Mitigation options like water removal require swift and deliberate action. Depending on the cause of water damage and the spread through the property, certain challenges can make extraction a challenge.

Moisture Migration to Seek Equilibrium

One of the obstacles to water removal in Niagara Falls homes and businesses is moisture migration through the building. Elements like pressure and humidity seek a balance between areas of the house, meaning that damp pockets travel through porous material as wet conditions seek dry conditions until an equilibrium is met. Understanding the path of moisture can help SERVPRO professionals address moving water.

Delamination and Flooring Damage

When flooring becomes directly impacted by spreading moisture and standing water, elements like the carpet can degrade and deteriorate. Delamination separates the individual layers of the carpet system from being one piece, which can require the carpets to get removed and replaced if the situation gets bad enough.

Efficient Drying Solutions for Area Homes

Thorough drying options vary considerably between properties as conditions can be unique. While air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers can make up a large portion of drying, we also rely on:

  • Positive pressure machines
  • Portable heaters
  • Low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers
  • Drying mats

As challenging as water removal services can be, our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team can quickly conduct these efforts despite obstacles. Give us a call anytime at (716) 299-0330.

Non-Invasive Mold Remediation Options for Niagara Falls Homes

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on a wall near an electrical outlet Mold damage can persist with expert services. Contact our certified SERVPRO team to assess the situation and remediate any damages.

Our SERVPRO Professionals Have a Fast Response to Provide Efficient Mold Removal for Niagara Falls Residences

While you might assume that mold remediation and cleaning can be an abrasive and overwhelming presence in your life, our SERVPRO team works to limit any disruptions or interruptions to your daily routines. We can apply several remediation tactics to remove colonies promptly with a fast response to mold growth scenarios. When controlled demolition and other aggressive tactics can be avoided when removing mold organisms, they are with surface cleaning strategies.

Cleaning Solutions and Mold Inhibiting Products

Antimicrobial products are often the heart of initial mold remediation for Niagara Falls properties. We have several surface cleaning products in our inventory, including proprietary cleaning substances like biocides that destroy microorganisms using hosting materials. These same chemicals provide a barrier for the surface, inhibiting mold growth moving forward.

What Are the Other Mold Remediation Options?

Wet cleaning and surface solvents and detergents can help resolve pressing mold growth concerns but do not always fully solve the problem. Despite the effectiveness of biocides and antimicrobial products, we have other non-invasive options that can help to resolve superficial and upper-surface-layer microbial colonization. Some of these include:

  • Sanding
  • Dry-Ice Blasting
  • Sponge Pressure Cleaning

When mold exists in your home, it is up to the experienced remediators of our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team to help. We are available 24/7 when you call (716) 299-0330.

How Does Water Damage Content Recovery Happen for Lewiston Stores?

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

a storage facility with boxes on shelves If your stockroom is affected by water damage, the cost can be high. Contact our certified SERVPRO team to quickly assess the situation.

Fast Mitigation for Damaged Items Can Prevent Irreparable Loss in Lewiston Businesses

Many area stores have their greatest investments tied to the business's inventory, so when situations like water damages threaten these items, it can be costlier to the company than the destruction to the building. Our experienced professionals can mitigate loss and offer on-site and off-site cleaning and restoration solutions.

Is On-Site Cleaning and Relocation Enough?

Water restoration for Lewiston stores often hinges on the actions taken to preserve and protect affected wares and stock. Careful cataloging of the inventory can help SERVPRO professionals keep track of individual items and begin segregating what can be cleaned and restored on-site against what might require more focused cleaning attention.

What Happens at Our Nearby SERVPRO Facility?

When your store stock is off-site and getting restored and cleaned, multiple practices could be taking place. In our care, your wares are treated with the utmost care and consideration, understanding that restoring and repairing these items are essential to making water damage incidents "Like it never even happened." At our SERVPRO facility, we can help with:

Despite how quickly our team can arrive for water restoration, it is often the efforts made with the store's stock that determines the efficiency of cleaning and recovery. Our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team is standing by at (716) 299-0330.

Niagara Falls Flooding? Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster!

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at work. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for all size disasters. Flood damage mitigation is a specialty of ours.

Extraction Without Power in Flooded Niagara Falls Homes

After flood damage incidents, without the express involvement of competent electricians, it is customary to sever the power to Niagara Falls structures until these potential hazards can get successfully identified. In many scenarios, our SERVPRO professionals must lower the standing water level beneath electrical outlets and other live points to prevent shock hazards when the power gets restored. Extraction without available electricity might seem complicated, but we have several tools up to the task.

Overcoming flood damage in Niagara Falls homes begins with assessing the full extent of this damage and scoping out the work to get done. Because we have various extraction tools available to our professionals, choosing the right equipment can be the difference in days' worth of drying and recovery time. We have three primary approaches regarding extraction and eventual drying without active electricity when our team first arrives.

Truck-Mount Pumps 

Truck-mount options are engine-driven pump systems that offer a powerful suction of the standing water. Depending on the circumstances, we can store the water in the tank truck for removal in a different area, or we can discharge it into sanitary sewer lines.

Gas-Powered Trash Pumps 

While not as portable as electric submersible pumps traditionally used for removing standing water from houses, gas-powered trash pumps can offer a consistent removal of water from the damaged area. With a larger intake, these units can move solids floating in the floodwater. Often these units must get placed outside to allow for proper ventilation of the exhaust from the engine.

Generators 

Another solution for many of the water damage situations that our SERVPRO team provides is the portable generator. These offer consistent power to run machines like electric sump pumps, wet vacuums, and drying units.

Losing power after a flood damage situation is more common than you might think. Our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team has several strategies to overcome this potential setback and still provide consistent water removal for maximum drying efficiency. Give our professionals a call anytime that you need us at (716) 299-0330.

Fire Debris Removal and Deodorization of Niagara Falls Homes

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment waiting for action Fire damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate services for your home.

Fire damage in your Niagara Falls home can take over; let us be there to assist.

Restoring your home after fire damage begins with removing the immediate threats that exist in Niagara Falls residences after these disasters. Most of the insurance plans that homeowners acquire feature a degree of fire damage protection. At a bare minimum, this includes the coverage for debris removal and limited cleaning. As a preferred vendor in Niagara County for restoration and recovery, we have established relationships with insurance companies to make this claims process as efficient as possible.

Meeting the demands of the insurance providers is only part of beginning the work for fire damage in Niagara Falls homes. From the first notice of loss (FNOL), where our customers notify our emergency line about the damage to their property, we are putting together the right team of professionals to help based on the information we can gather. Because we have an entire division of licensed general contractors, we can offer another level of care and recovery of your damaged property.

Fire debris removal is often more intricate than homeowners might initially believe. Despite a working knowledge of the problem areas and the ability to shovel out ash and remnants from the flooring, homes can be unsafe to enter immediately following a fire without the appropriate personal protective equipment. Controlled demolition techniques can also select severely damaged portions of construction materials for removal to aid in this debris reduction and limit continued odor catalysts.

Foul odors are a typical effect experienced after fire damages. Smoke effects can spread quickly throughout a damaged residence and penetrate porous materials, contents, and fabrics. Deodorizing these areas can mostly happen in-house with sophisticated tools like our thermal fogging equipment. This machine heats deodorizing compounds in a vapor, which can neutralize odor molecules trapped in materials and concentrated throughout the property.

Fire debris removal and deodorization are two of the emergency services that we can offer your home after a fire disaster. No matter how severe these conditions might be, you can count on the experience and cutting-edge equipment and products available to our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team. Let us make fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (719) 299-0330.

What Are The Most Crucial Steps During Water Cleanup In My Niagara Falls Home?

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Identify Priority Issues in Niagara Falls Properties When Delivering Water Removal Services

The cleanup process following a water intrusion incident is a lengthy one involving several steps, including the movement of items, the teardown of materials, and the removal of soils. Although it is crucial to complete all the steps, you should give some priority. 

Before starting water cleanup in Niagara Falls homes, proper planning is necessary to identify the higher priority issues. Our SERVPRO technicians perform walkthroughs before taking any steps. In many cases, the matters that demand the most attention include:   

  • Moisture management   
  • Prevention of material deterioration      
  • Identifying reversible damage

Our SERVPRO technicians use various approaches to accomplish the moisture management goal. On arrival at the affected property, we set up dehumidifiers to keep relative humidity levels below 60%. Spilled water constantly evaporates, driving increasing humidity levels. 

Our SERVPRO technicians take various readings using moisture sensors and thermal cameras to ascertain the building's wetness levels and thus determine the level and type of material deterioration. Steps such as move-outs and separation of materials can help prevent deterioration from extended moisture exposure or staining due to proximity to dissimilar materials. Following the right precedence helps improve the outcome for:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage repairs

SERVPRO of North Niagara County has sufficient experience handling water cleanup in homes. Call us at (716) 299-0330.