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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.

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.

Lewiston Christmas Walk Weekender

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles SERVPRO teams are ready to tackle your mold damage in your commercial business property. Call us right away at (716) 299-0330 for assistance.

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.

There Is Mold Damage In My Niagara Falls Car Shop – What Should I Do?

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall We also use air scrubbers, carbon filters, and sometimes fogging to deodorize your business and leave it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

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.

How Quickly Can You Have a Team Onsite to Help with Water Cleanup?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

"Need help?" We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your business property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Our SERVPRO Team of Technicians Will be on Onsite Immediately Following Your Call.

My business is closed due to leaking water that has spread across the entire office space. Our customers and employees had to be turned away due to safety concerns. So far, it is only the floor that is damaged and any items sitting directly on the floor. We cannot re-open. All the water must be removed, and everything must be dried. We need to recover from this catastrophe, or we may have to close permanently.

Our SERVPRO Niagara Falls team is available 24 hours and seven days a week. We can usually be on-site in less than four hours. Our first order of business is to ensure that it is safe to enter the premises. In situations where there is a concern about live electrical circuits, we arrange to turn off all electrical services. We use portable generators to run all of our equipment for water removal and drying activities. Our team works closely with yours to keep everyone safe.

Can You Recover and Salvage Waterlogged Materials?

Many materials can be removed and dried separately before being returned to your commercial property. Each item is evaluated. Those judged to be salvageable can be dried and staged at a separate location until the building is ready.

Materials such as wet drywall, wet insulation, laminated floors, padding, and often carpeting must be removed and replaced. Damp drywall can swell and lose structural integrity. Insulation becomes matted and loses insulation properties. Laminate flooring swells and lifts, causing permanent damage. Carpets absorb moisture and absorb dyes that often cannot be removed. 

We use blowers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture to normal levels. Repairs and restoration can move forward quickly.

Our objective is to return your commercial space to you as fast as possible. Our fast response limits the amount of water damage and reduces the time your business must remain closed.

Call SERVPRO of North Niagara County (716) 299-0330 to assist with your emergency water cleanup and restoration needs.

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How Can I Speed Up Water Removal Inside My Niagara Falls Business?

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property Call us at (716) 299-0330 to go over any concerns or to have a crew deployed to your business for emergency assessment.

Enlisting the Help of SERVPRO Water Removal Professionals Limits Damage to Your Niagara Falls Deli

When you run a deli and marketplace where water damage rips throughout several areas, the extent of the water loss can be immense. An event such as this calls for prompt attention by expert water restoration technicians (WRT) to bring your Niagara Falls business back to preloss condition. Whether a pipe burst or you had water overflowing from the bathroom, these types of cleaning jobs are never routine. Rather than trying to handle the cleanup on your own, you can trust that SERVPRO has the skills and equipment to provide you with high-quality service. In most scenarios, we can be at your location in as little as four hours because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Does SERVPRO Handle Water Removal and Drying?

When you call us for commercial water removal in Niagara Falls, there is a tight window for us to work before the onset of secondary damage to your deli. Rather than you taking the time to hire a selection of contractors on your own for each phase, we take care of every step for you for full restoration services. When you hire our team of skilled technicians, you can count on us for:

• Pack-out Services
• Water Extraction
• Debris Removal
• Drying
• Moisture Detection
• Controlled Demolition
• Cleaning, Deodorizing, and Sanitization

Why Should We Call SERVPRO?

To get quality results with water removal and restoration, you need trained experts on the job. Our team proudly carries a variety of certifications through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). What this does is prepare us to put together a plan of action featuring proven steps for mitigation, water removal, drying, and disinfection. Depending on the scale of your project and your needs, we adjust accordingly to ensure you get results fast.

Is There Anything I Should Do Until You Arrive?

When you have a water loss incident in your deli, there are certain things to avoid until our Green Fleet Arrives:

• If there are any chance electrical outlets or wires may have gotten wet, avoid all power sources.
• Is your deli in a leased space? If so, you should contact the property owner to inform them of the water loss event as soon as possible.
• You should know that initial drying efforts with consumer fans may cause secondary damage by circulating moisture droplets. We bring industrial-strength drying tools and dehumidifiers to pull air from surfaces while removing moisture from the air simultaneously.
• When faced with commercial water damage, never wait to call for help. Failing to initiate cleanup efforts may bring about structural issues or the onset of mold growth in as little as 48 hours after saturation.

Why and How Does Secondary Damage Develop?

Moisture left behind from improper water removal can bring the potential for costly secondary damage. This is why it is essential to look for hidden moisture pockets after water removal gets completed with pumps and extraction tools followed by drying measures. Water likes to migrate to dry spaces, so the use of professional moisture detection tools is the best way to locate any moisture left lurking around. When we are on the job, we use tools such as:

• Thermal imaging technology
• Moisture sensors
• Moisture meters

Because moisture is often undetectable to the naked eye, the use of advanced technology is a necessity. The faster that you have a crew on the scent to get to work, the easier it is to limit the loss due to secondary damage and the potential for mold and mildew growth.

We Leave Your Deli “Like it never even happened.”

Our team has had the pleasure of working on countless commercial water removal projects, so we understand the need for cleanliness and sanitation. We must leave the interior of your deli in the preloss condition so that your staff and customers enjoy it. Our skilled technicians have a broad range of EPA-registered disinfectants and cleaning agents so that we can be sure all surfaces get cleaned adequately so that everything is deodorized and sanitized. What this does is two-fold – it generates a clean result while also inhibiting the onset of foul, musty odors.

Can I Be Sure All Moisture is Gone?

As mentioned, we have a vast assortment of water detection tools at our disposal so that we can ensure all hidden moisture gets addressed. However, we also come back to your place of business to take readings, making sure that the relative humidity levels in the environment are right where they should be.

Do you have more questions about professional water removal and the proprietary methods that we have at SERVPRO of North Niagara County? Call us at (716) 299-0330 to go over any concerns or to have a crew deployed to your business for emergency assessment.

What is the Best Way to Get Water Out of My Niagara Falls Apartment?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water on parquet floor SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 can handle any size commercial water cleanup.

What affects one unit can affect several, SERVPRO can get the water out of your Niagara Falls apartment quickly

Because of the way apartments get constructed, sharing walls and ceilings with other units, when one structure gets affected, it can lead to loss within other residential areas within the property. It is vital to engage restoration services as fast as possible to lower the risk of having to replace different areas of the structure or contents that belong to tenants.

What Problems Arise From Water Damage in an Upstairs Apartment in Niagara Falls?
One of the biggest issues when it comes to commercial water cleanup in Niagara Falls apartment properties is tracking the migration path of the water. Frequently seen issues in apartments with water loss include:

    •    Soggy ceilings
    •    Buckled sheetrock
    •    Wet carpet
    •    Saturated furnishings from water coming through a ceiling?

Carpet Needs Special Handling For the Best Outcome
As long as the cleanup efforts begin rapidly after the initial water loss event and the water has not been allowed to degrade, the carpet most likely has restoration potential. The techs always know what type of carpet they are dealing with because they test the fibers, so the appropriate cleaning agents and methods get chosen. After water extraction, SERVPRO technicians may encounter problems on the carpet such as:

    •    Staining from varnish on furniture
    •    Water spots requiring removal
    •    Shrinkage and loss of adhesion of the backing
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    •    Drying in Place Limits Disruptions to the Apartments
One thing may property owners have a concern with during mitigation for water loss is the upheaval of their tenants' lives. SERVPRO technicians carefully work around residents whenever possible and dry both structural elements and contents in place to limit the need to move out items.

SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 can handle any size commercial water cleanup. With their professional tools and advanced methods, the technicians can turn around the loss and restore a property to its preloss condition.

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Commercial Water Damage Recovery In Niagara Falls

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property Partner with us to devise a plan that allows business, as usual, to continue by calling (716) 299-0330.

Ways to Make Commercial Water Damage Recovery More Business Friendly in Niagara Falls

You understand that the actions our disaster mitigation and remediation team take can interfere with normal operations when we respond to a water loss in Niagara Falls. Nevertheless, it is still anxiety-provoking to realize you might need temporarily to scale back or close. If your business relies on the seasonal tourist trade, it can be downright scary to think you might not be able to sell goods or provide services for a time.

Remain Engaged with Customers
When contacting us for help with water damage in Niagara Falls, let us know upfront how your business works. We want to plan for the mitigation and remediation mindfully, offering you a chance to continue to connect with your customer base during the recovery. Statistics bear out that roughly 50 percent of businesses that choose to close even for a short time after a disaster find it hard to reopen successfully.

Timing and Containment Strategies
In some circumstances, our SERVPRO crew can schedule necessary water extraction and drying tasks during less busy times. We also can use containment to isolate the damaged spaces of your business premises, allowing you to operate out of unaffected areas. Containment involves using physical barriers like heavy-duty 1.6 ml polyethylene to define the workspace, preventing the airborne and other debris from drifting into customer service areas during our water removal, cleaning, and disinfecting activities.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Structural Drying
Creating smaller containment areas also increases the efficacy of drying methods. SERVPRO takes advantage of the confined space to increase the speed of structural drying. Creating the optimum balance among temperature, air movement, and dehumidification is more likely when the space involved is minimized. In a commercial building that can feature vast spaces, smaller project areas can bring the tasks needing completion down to a manageable size.

Our pledge to business owners relying on our services is that SERVPRO of North Niagara County will work efficiently and diligently to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” Partner with us to devise a plan that allows business, as usual, to continue by calling (716) 299-0330.

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Some Shortcuts to Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Niagara Falls

1/26/2020 (Permalink)

burst blue pipe with water leaking Combat a burst pipe in your commercial business with a quick call to our knowledgeable technicians at SERVPRO. Call immediately for best results.

Extended Weekend Brings Commercial Water Damage to Niagara Falls Office Building

Long weekends are great except when commercial water damage is occurring, and no one finds out for a couple of days. The longer the facility has exposure to moisture, the higher the potential for more loss.

When a pipe burst in a building affected the ground floor with commercial water damage in a Niagara Falls office, the property owner contacted SERVPRO immediately. The techs arrive with all the equipment they need to start and finish a complete restoration from water loss, so there are as few delays as possible. 

Water Removal

The techs needed to remove the water in the offices and used portable pumps to extract the water. The glue-down carpeting delaminated due to prolonged exposure and required removal so the techs could ensure the slab floor dried completely. Although water did not wick into the sheetrock, they removed the rubber baseboards for easier access along the floor line. 

Common Actions During Cleanup

SERVPRO techs removed equipment with restoration potential from the loss area. Large furnishings such as a conference room table and chairs can get dried in place raised on blocks to limit disruptions to the office during mitigation. 

Special Handling for Equipment 

Office electronics such as copiers, servers, and computer equipment with water exposure should have an inspection before reuse due to the danger of shock. SERVPRO techs can arrange for a qualified professional to determine if the machine is safe for use. 

Typical Outcomes with Cement Slab

Concrete is somewhat porous and absorbs water. SERVPRO technicians use advanced equipment to determine the moisture content levels to determine when the floor is dry and ready for the installation of carpet for the office. 

Post Mitigation

After the water loss efforts complete, it is standard procedure for the crew chief to walk the property owner or adjuster through and give an overview of the actions taken to ensure that everyone is on the same page for the restoration services provided. 

SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330 handles any size commercial water damage with their experience and advanced equipment to make the loss "Like it never even happened."

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