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SERVPRO of Central Manhattan: Your Trusted Restoration Experts in the Heart of NYC

7/6/2023 (Permalink)

In the heart of Manhattan, property emergencies are a daily occurrence. When your New York City property suffers from fire, smoke, or water damage, taking immediate action can make all the difference. It could mean the swift restoration of your home to its preloss condition, saving you from extensive and costly reconstruction. At SERVPRO, we understand the urgency, and that's why we deploy our best people to the best locations with top-notch resources, ensuring the best results for your property.

The Trusted Name in Manhattan

When you see the SERVPRO name, you know you can trust us. As leaders and innovators in the restoration industry, our team and equipment stand out from the rest.

Serving Manhattan Since 1967

Since 1967, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been helping clients across the United States with fire and water damage cleanup and restoration. Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan has been serving the Manhattan community for nearly 30 years. With our deep roots in the area, we can respond swiftly with the right resources, giving us a significant advantage in providing exceptional service.

Our Experience - After a fire, smoke, or water damage incident at your home or business, a courteous SERVPRO professional will guide you through the process. Our skilled technicians conduct a thorough inspection, identifying hazards and creating a detailed list of professional services to restore your property and its contents. We explain everything in detail before starting the restoration work. With our team on-site, each member performs specific tasks designed to achieve a common goal. Once the restoration process is complete, our technicians ensure your satisfaction, addressing any remaining issues, and removing our supplies and equipment. Our ultimate aim is to restore your home or business to its preloss state.

Our Training - At SERVPRO, our highly trained employees are always prepared. Each team member undergoes comprehensive training in fire restoration, water restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation before entering your property. We go beyond initial training, providing continuous education programs, e-learning seminars, and courses to enhance our technicians' skills in mitigation, remediation, and advanced restoration techniques. Equipped with industry-leading knowledge, our teams deliver quick and effective property damage cleanup and restoration.

Our Equipment - We equip our teams with high-quality products and advanced technology to deliver the most effective cleanup and restoration results. SERVPRO's state-of-the-art equipment plays a crucial role in reducing the damage to your property and belongings after a fire, smoke, or water loss. Our arsenal includes portable water extraction units, air scrubbers, high-powered air movers, industrial-strength dehumidification equipment, and thermal imaging cameras. Our SERVPRO technicians are specially trained to utilize these tools and equipment, allowing them to diagnose areas of damage accurately and determine the most efficient and effective approach to restore your property.

If you're in search of a reliable restoration company, look no further than SERVPRO of Central Manhattan. We have the expertise and resources to swiftly and effectively reverse fire, smoke, water, or mold damage, restoring your home or business to its original state—"Like it never even happened."

Fast Emergency Property Damage Restoration Service: SERVPRO's Response to Storm Property Damage Disasters

6/29/2023 (Permalink)

flooding storm damage after severe summer storm Our Long Island SERVPRO team understands the unique challenges associated local coastal property damage recovery

The increasing severity of storms and tidal flooding has made flood and storm water damage a regular concern for many property owners in Manhattan. The consequences of flooding can be devastating to coastal buildings and residences, and it is often challenging to predict the full extent of the water and storm-related destruction. Moreover, the presence of saltwater poses significant dangers and destructive effects on building materials, creating additional safety concerns for cleanup and restoration service providers. At SERVPRO of Central Manhattan, our professionals go beyond water extraction; we take comprehensive steps to thoroughly dry and restore areas affected by water and storm damage, both inside and outside of your property. Given the dangers associated with floodwater, it is strongly advised to seek assistance from a reliable property damage restoration company like SERVPRO, which specializes in natural disaster and flood cleanup and remediation.

Determining whether contaminated areas and contents of your property in New York City have been effectively remediated can pose challenges for the average property owner or management team. It is crucial to prevent ongoing damage caused by salt corrosion and mold growth. At our company, our restoration technicians are extensively trained and certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). With their wealth of experience in handling local coastal property damage cleanups and repairs, you can trust their expertise.

The restoration process begins with a visit from one of our highly trained staff members, who will thoroughly assess the extent of flooding and water damage intrusion. Based on this evaluation, they will present you with a comprehensive plan for complete property damage restoration and construction solutions. Our managers will assist in determining which parts of your loss our team can clean, sanitize, and restore. Unfortunately, some items may be unsafe for restoration, necessitating controlled demolition and replacement. To ensure a smooth transition from destruction to reconstruction, our restoration teams work closely with our construction crews and management.

While water removal may seem like a straightforward task, there are several considerations that need to be considered when addressing water damage in your home or business. While our SERVPRO team recommends that professionals handle dirty water cleanups, we understand that many property owners want to minimize mitigation work to save time and money. Here is a shortlist of essential items that every water damage remediation should have to safely remove flooding and damage from their property.

Capable Extraction Equipment: Extraction is a significant challenge, especially when dealing with several inches of standing water. While a wet/dry vacuum can eventually handle the job, it is better to rent more powerful extraction tools like trash pumps from home improvement locations. These tools, along with directing the discharge hose into a nearby drain, can efficiently remove large volumes of water.

The Right Drying Tools: Just as proper extraction tools are necessary; you also need essential equipment for drying efforts. You cannot simply let floodwater dry naturally; you must take direct action. Air movers and dehumidifiers are crucial for removing moisture and saturation from exposed materials and the environment quickly.

Personal Protective Equipment: Ensuring your safety is paramount during restoration and cleaning efforts. Floodwater poses significant risks, including potential contamination. It is essential to keep yourself covered and avoid direct contact with the water. Working efficiently to reduce damage levels is crucial.

Cleaning Supplies: Cleaning up after a flood is vital to protect your property and its occupants. The risk of contamination and bacteria is high in natural flooding, so effective disinfection and cleaning agents should be used to address these concerns.

 SERVPRO's highly trained restoration technicians have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle various types of water damage, including those caused by storms, floods, and plumbing issues. They understand the unique challenges associated with coastal properties and have extensive experience in local coastal property damage cleanups and repairs.

By engaging SERVPRO's services, you can benefit from their comprehensive approach to water damage remediation. Their skilled staff will assess the extent of the flooding and water intrusion, developing a comprehensive plan for restoration and construction solutions. Throughout the process, they work closely with their construction crews and management, ensuring a seamless transition from destruction to reconstruction. From capable extraction equipment and drying tools to personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, each aspect plays a vital role in the successful restoration process. By entrusting your water damage remediation to SERVPRO, you can have confidence in their ability to handle the challenges and restore your property "Like it never even happened."

The Consequences of Ignoring Property Water Damage: Severe Structural Damage and Uncontrolled Mold Growth

6/29/2023 (Permalink)

water splash to focus on water damage SERVPRO specialize in providing emergency response water damage cleanup services, responding swiftly to minimize secondary damages.

We specialize in providing emergency response water damage cleanup and mitigation services, responding swiftly to minimize secondary damages to your property.

Your Trusted Partner in Addressing and Restoring All Types of Water Damage on Manhattan

Water damage can pose significant threats to your property, including structural damage and mold growth. Neglecting to properly clean up and remediate water damage can lead to even greater issues down the line. Some property damage may seem like a small problem at first, such as a dishwasher flood or a ceiling stain, there could be hidden damage. That's why SERVPRO is here to help. We specialize in providing emergency response cleanup and mitigation services, responding swiftly to minimize secondary damages to your property.

The Importance of Addressing High Humidity and Hidden Water Damage

During warm spring and summer months, maintaining ideal relative humidity can be challenging, particularly if there is a hidden moisture source within your property. If you're experiencing difficulties with high humidity in your residence or commercial building, there may be hidden moisture causing the problem. Our highly trained SERVPRO crews are experienced in identifying unseen water damage concerns. By utilizing advanced technology, our team can locate hidden moisture and other property damages that may have been missed.


At SERVPRO, we employ special detection equipment to identify and address hidden water damage effectively. Our tools include:

  • Moisture Sensors: These sensors detect moisture in carpets and carpet padding, helping us locate areas that require attention.

  • Moisture Meters: By measuring the actual moisture content of various materials, our technicians can monitor the drying process accurately. This information is crucial in determining the progress of restoration.

  • Thermo-hygrometers: These devices measure both temperature and relative humidity. By capturing these readings, our SERVPRO technicians, using a psychrometric chart, can calculate specific humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure.

  • Infrared Cameras: Infrared cameras are invaluable in identifying the location and extent of moisture in walls. They allow us to identify hidden pockets of water that may be causing damage.


Hidden moisture or water leaks can cause serious issues such as structural damage and mold growth before they are discovered. Excess water and moisture can be absorbed by wood, drywall, insulation, and furniture, leading to warping, stains, bubbling, and structural deterioration. Additionally, hidden moisture problems can contribute to high indoor humidity levels, which can result in mold growth and other property concerns over time. The key to mold prevention lies in moisture control and proper airflow.

SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect your home is suffering from excessive high humidity or mold growth, it's crucial to seek professional assistance promptly. Our experienced SERVPRO staff can inspect your property for mold and water damage, locate the source of hidden moisture, and develop a customized mold removal and remediation plan to restore your home to a healthy and safe condition. Our certified specialists will thoroughly inspect the property, utilizing moisture meters, cameras, and other tools to identify hidden or less accessible problem areas. If mold is detected, we will contain the damage to the smallest possible area, physically remove the mold, thoroughly dry the affected areas, and utilize antifungal and antibacterial cleaners to prevent its return. We always strive to restore building materials and possessions affected by mold rather than replacing them whenever possible.

Choose SERVPRO for Professional Property Restoration Services

When your Manhattan home or business experiences water damage or high humidity concerns, rely on SERVPRO for top-quality property restoration services. Our skilled technicians utilize sophisticated tools to determine the presence of hidden moisture and dampness in your Suffolk County property. Waiting too long to choose a professional cleanup and recovery service can be a costly and hazardous mistake. Rest assured that our SERVPRO specialists closely monitor and document all cleanup, mitigation, and remediation steps to ensure that your moisture problem is addressed correctly.

Don't let water damage and hidden moisture compromise the safety and integrity of your property. Contact SERVPRO of Central Manhattan today for comprehensive restoration services and let our experienced team restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Mitigating Financial Challenges During Commercial Property Disasters: The Vital Role of Property Restoration Partners and SERVPRO's Expert Assistance

6/29/2023 (Permalink)

concerned business person on phone SERVPRO focuses not only on repairing physical damages but also on creating a welcoming and secure atmosphere for customers and employees.

When disaster strikes, businesses find themselves confronted with a multitude of challenges that can have a significant impact on their financial well-being. Property damage resulting from natural disasters or unforeseen accidents can disrupt operations, impede revenue streams, and pose a threat to the overall financial stability of an organization. However, by understanding the importance of property restoration, businesses can take proactive measures to minimize financial setbacks and maintain stability even in the face of adversity. With a dedicated team and a track record of effective results, SERVPRO is ready to assist businesses in their restoration journey.

Minimizing Financial Losses: Property restoration plays a critical role in minimizing financial losses for businesses. Swift action and professional expertise allow for the assessment and mitigation of damage, preventing further deterioration and reducing downtime. By engaging the services of experienced restoration professionals, such as SERVPRO of Central Manhattan, businesses can effectively restore their properties and resume operations promptly. This swift response helps minimize financial losses, allowing businesses to maintain stability and keep revenue streams intact.

Swift Recovery for Business Continuity: One of the primary goals of property restoration is to facilitate a swift recovery process. Timely restoration services enable businesses to resume operations and minimize the duration of disruptions. By engaging with SERVPRO professional restoration experts promptly, businesses can assess the extent of the damage, prioritize necessary repairs, and implement a comprehensive restoration plan. Swift recovery not only reduces downtime but also allows businesses to maintain their revenue streams and ensure business continuity, preserving financial stability in the aftermath of a disaster.

Protecting Physical Assets and Investments: When disasters inflict extensive damage on a business's physical assets, including buildings, equipment, inventory, and infrastructure. Our SERVPRO property restoration team plays a vital role in safeguarding these investments. Experts work diligently to mitigate further damage, restore structural integrity, and repair essential systems. By preserving and restoring physical assets, businesses can protect their investments, avoid additional financial burdens, and maintain their overall financial stability.

Retaining Customer Confidence: A disaster can negatively impact a business's reputation and customer confidence. However, by demonstrating a commitment to restoring and maintaining a safe and functional environment, businesses can regain trust and retain customer loyalty. SERVPRO focuses not only on repairing physical damages but also on creating a welcoming and secure atmosphere for customers and employees. By investing in restoration efforts, businesses show their dedication to customer satisfaction, which can ultimately lead to continued patronage and revenue stability.

Minimizing Financial Liabilities: Proper property restoration helps minimize financial liabilities that may arise after a property disaster. SERVPRO’s restoration services reduces the risk of secondary issues such as mold growth, structural instability, or further property deterioration, which could result in additional concerns.

Insurance Coverage Optimization: Property restoration is closely tied to insurance coverage and claims processes. Engaging restoration professionals early on ensures that the damage is assessed thoroughly and accurately documented, which is essential for filing insurance claims. SERVPRO has expertise in working with insurance providers, helping businesses optimize their insurance coverage and streamline the claims process. By maximizing insurance benefits and reimbursement, businesses can alleviate financial burdens and expedite the recovery journey.

SERVPRO: Your Trusted Partner in Commercial Property Restoration

SERVPRO stands ready to assist businesses in their property restoration journey. With a team of experienced professionals and a proven track record of effective results, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan provides the expertise and support necessary for successful recovery. From water damage restoration to fire and smoke damage remediation, mold removal, and storm damage recovery, their comprehensive services cover a wide range of restoration needs. By enlisting the help of SERVPRO, businesses can rest assured that their properties will be restored efficiently and effectively, minimizing financial complications and ensuring a smoother path to recovery.

Looking for Quality Local Property Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Reconstruction Services?

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO professional services are the Right Choice for Fire Damage Cleanup and Remediation Following a Manhattan Home or Business Fire

Tenants, Homes and Businesses in Manhattan neighborhoods are using more electrical appliances and equipment each day, many NYC local buildings were not designed for our ongoing electrical consumption needs. It’s easy to take for granted the power coming from our walls but if you’ve ever tried to switch on the microwave while the oven, dishwasher and coffeemaker were on before a family dinner and the lights shut off, you’ve created an electrical circuit overload.

This residential fire damage cleanup and restoration project was the aftermath of a fire that started in the family room. When our crews arrived quickly, on the same day as the property damage event there was significant smoke and soot damage throughout the entire home. The homeowners were surprised how quickly the smoke and soot damage traveled. If an electrical overload has caused fire, smoke and soot damage to your home or business, you need the professional assistance of a disaster restoration company. Choosing SERVPRO of Central Manhattan for your restoration needs, you are working with professional remediation specialists with the proper training and experience to clean up damages from fire, including smoke and soot. Our fire damage restoration team works quickly to restore your apartment, home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

Circuit breakers play an important part in every property's electrical system.

When the current of electricity going through a circuit is too much for it to handle, an electrical overload can happen. Usually, it occurs when you have too many devices plugged into a single circuit, but it can happen with older homes if you are trying to run an appliance that uses excessive energy. Acting as an important safeguard, a circuit breaker will shut off the electric flow, protecting your home or business from an electrical circuit overload that can cause the circuit to overheat, which could cause damage to appliances and ultimately result in a fire. While circuit breakers are reliable and do a great job preventing residential and commercial fires due to overloads, if the power surges are excessive they can, over time, result in electrical fires.

The three most common causes of a circuit breaker shut-off are:

  • Overloaded Circuit
  • Short Circuit
  • Ground Fault

Signs of Overloaded Circuits

The most obvious sign of an electrical circuit overload is a breaker tripping and shutting off all the power. Other signs can be less noticeable; buzzing sounds, burning smells, and unusually warm devices also can indicate other wiring problems, such as loose connections or short circuits. If any of these problems persist after you’ve taken steps to prevent circuit overloads, contact an electrician.

  • Dimming lights, especially if lights dim when you turn on appliances or more lights.
  • Buzzing outlets or switches.
  • Outlet or switch covers that are warm to the touch.
  • Burning odors from outlets or switches.
  • Scorched plugs or outlets.
  • Power tools, appliances, or electronics that seem to lack enough power.

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Following a residential or commercial property fire from a circuit overload, or other fire disaster. It’s important to contact your local SERVPRO for professional fire cleanup and restoration help, our first step is to assess the damages.

Fire leaves different kinds of soot on surfaces depending on what burned in your Manhattan residential or commercial property. Even a small blaze produces acidic smoke and soot that needs to be cleaned up. During your initial fire damage inspection, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Depending on how much smoke damage there is, there are various methods we can use to clean up the surrounding walls and ceiling.

Soot composition can vary quite a bit depending on the underlying causes. All types of soot cause at least some darkening, and in severe cases, any type of soot can look completely black. 

Dry Soot 
Dry soot is caused by very hot fires burning natural ingredients swiftly. It has a dry, dusty texture and almost no smell. Dry soot is often easier to manage than mold or storm damage. In many cases, removing it is as simple as using a vacuum with a HEPA filter on all surfaces. 

Wet Soot 
If a fire smolders for a while on low heat and burns high moisture items, wet soot may be created. This is essentially dry soot that has mingled with steam to create a sort of soggy, sooty mess. Cleaning up wet soot requires a combination of fire damage and water damage strategies. 

Oily Soot 
When plastics, rubbers, and other products containing oil are burned, soot can turn into a sticky, greasy substance. If you try to wipe it up, it will just smear instead of going away.  Also, because it contains oil, it will be resistant to water-based cleaning products. Unlike dry soot, oily soot will cling to any surface, even vertical areas. 

Protein Soot 
Protein-based soot is a greasy soot that tends to occur as the buildup in kitchens or the product of a kitchen fire. It involves overcooked proteins that turn to soot, and it has a very pungent odor. This type of soot is quite hard to get rid of, and the odor may linger if it is not cleaned up properly. 

Our technicians check out all damage and match the best cleaning method to soiling, each type of soot gets a different cleaning method. Our technicians are fully trained and certified under the guidelines of The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to restore your home to its original state. Local teams learn the latest procedures to clean carpets, furniture and surfaces of soot and to remove the smoke odor that can linger for weeks in an untreated home. One fire site can need a variety of cleaning methods, our crews can handle it all.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Specialists use commercial grade vacuums to remove soot and another residue. Our blowers and exhaust fans can be adapted to work from a large family room to a small laundry closet. We use a wide-variety of cleaning products specialized for every surface in a home from marble countertop cleaners to soaps and dry sponges that gently remove soot and not the paint underneath. We can use HEPA grade filtration systems, air scrubbers, and ozone machines to help improve the Indoor Air Quality.

For Fire Disaster Property Restoration Needs Call SERVPRO of Central Manhattan at (347) 960-5658

When dealing with soot damage, our SERVPRO teams have a few different options available

Dry Clean the Soot 
If you primarily have dry soot in your home, you can use dry cleaning methods to pick up most of the soot. These methods are essentially the same methods you would use for removing dust. A dry cloth can remove soot from tables and furniture, while a vacuum can pick it up off carpets, upholstery, and flooring. Dry-cleaning will ensure that powdery soot does not smear into a blackened grime. 

This method is a little tedious, so it is normally only recommended for smaller areas of soot. It can be helpful for doing a basic clean up and ensuring the soot does not spread before you can get more help. Keep in mind that if you try a dry-cleaning method and the soot begins to smear, you may need to try a wet cleaning method. 

Wet Clean the Soot 
A wet cleaning method can be effective if you have wet or oily soot. To use this method, combine soap with water to lightly scrub an area with soot. Try testing it in a small area to ensure that it can pick up soot without making the mess worse or damage the underlying surface. 

Wet cleaning soot does have some benefits because it can pick up soot that is mixed in with oil or moisture. However, it is quite time-consuming and requires a lot of effort. Another downside of the wet cleaning soot method is it’s only feasible on tile or other waterproof surfaces. Using water to clean drywall, wood, or electronics is not advisable. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

When you experience fire or smoke damage to your local NYC home or business you might not be sure what steps to take next. Once the fire department has left and you have called SERVPRO of Central Manhattan, our fire damage remediation specialists will guide you through the fire damage restoration process and take the necessary steps to get you on the path to recovery.

  1. Initial Inspection- One of our trained managers will come inspect your property for damages and see how intensely the fire/smoke affected your home and determine with you and/or your adjuster what steps need to be taken next.
  2. Structure/Content Clean- Depending on what has been determined in step one, SERVPRO will start the process of cleaning and restoring your home and/or contents, including cleaning walls and ceilings, personal belongings, ducts, etc.

Fire Restoration & Reconstruction Services

Residential or Commercial Fires often causes significant structural damage and often require repairing and rebuilding your property. SERVPRO of Central Manhattan offers comprehensive reconstruction services for both residential and commercial properties our professionals are uniquely qualified and prepared to meet your reconstruction needs. Our construction team works quickly and effectively, working with you to survey the extent of the damage, develop a plan for reconstruction, and assess whether your property is safe to occupy. Our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan crews are ready to undertake reconstruction projects of any size, structural repairs and rebuilding may only involve a portion of your property, or in some cases a complete rebuild may be necessary.

Contact us today if your property has been damaged and needs repairs or reconstruction services.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

We're Here to Help You

If you do experience a fire, professional fire restoration services like SERVPRO of Central Manhattan can handle the entire fire cleanup process—from assessing the smoke and fire damage to rebuilding your home, "Like it never even happened." Wherever your Manhattan Residential or Commercial Property Disaster occurs SERVPRO Restoration Teams can help.

Our SERVPRO team is the right choice for your Manhattan property disaster restoration

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

When your Manhattan home or commercial building faces damages from a property disaster, working with a full-service disaster restoration and cleanup company can give you the advantage you need to save money and time during the property recovery process. Our SERVPRO location offers a unique opportunity to work with a local trusted restoration and recovery team, that includes IICRC certified property damage technicians and licensed contractors with disaster restoration rebuilding experience. Giving you a complete property disaster restoration and rebuild option for cleanup and repairs.

Choosing a disaster restoration and recovery company after your Manhattan property suffers a property damage is an important step. Choosing an experienced and professionally trained and accountable team as your property restoration partner is the key to a successful outcome. We recommend you choose us because we deliver:
    •    Swift response times and round the clock availability – we are available 24 hours a day.
    •    Well-trained staff – we put all our technicians through rigorous training.
    •    Advanced technology – we use state of the art equipment to mitigate damages.

Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to your recovery, our team will provide comprehensive cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild options following a property fire disaster. SERVPRO is trusted leader in the restoration industry providing advanced technology and training to a nationwide team of skilled technicians and project managers. Our crews have vast experience and knowledge offering a wide variety of restoration services to recover your commercial property with minimized cost and business interruption.

OUR Training - SERVPRO’s team of highly trained employees never stop preparing. Each team member has been thoroughly trained for fire restoration, water restoration, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation before stepping foot inside your home or business. Our skilled SERVPRO technicians have ongoing training extending far beyond their initial IICRC training, with continued education programs and e-learning seminars and courses our technicians cultivate skills to make them more efficient with mitigation, remediation and ALL other advanced restoration techniques. We pride ourselves on providing industry-leading equipment and training to our teams to make your property damage cleanup and restoration process quick and effective.

OUR Equipment - Our teams use high-quality products and advanced technology equipment to provide you with the most effective cleanup and restoration results. SERVPRO equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the amount of damage sustained to your property and possessions following a fire, smoke or water loss. Our state-of-the-art equipment including, portable water extraction units, air scrubbers, high powered air movers, industrial-strength dehumidification equipment, and thermal imaging cameras all have crucial roles in the mitigation, cleanup and restoration process. Our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan technicians are specially trained to use these tools and equipment to diagnose what areas of your property sustained damage and give them a distinct advantage to determine the most effective and efficient way to cleanup and restore your property damage.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan professional restoration and construction managers and crews work together to give your water damage, fire damage or mold remediation project a seamless time-saving and often cost effective transition, making your property truly, “Like it never even happened.”

Focus on safety to avoid backyard summer fire hazards and property damage from grills, fire pits, and torches

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Open flames are hazardous whatever time of year, the changing of the season to warmer weather brings outside spring and summer fire hazards to your backyard. This year as our community continues to endure the global pandemic and people are encouraged to entertain in small groups outdoors and with social distance, outside spaces will see more use. BBQ’s, fire pits, portable heaters, and other cooking or recreational flames can cause accidental property fire damage. 

In New York City, grilling outdoors is an automatic no-no if your grill is within 10 feet of anything that could easily catch fire, including building walls, trees, wood deck surfaces, and furniture. Plus, you must have access to a garden-type hose attached to a water supply or a four-gallon bucket of water available when needed. It also depends on what type of fuel your barbecue uses: Electric grills are okay in a NYC apartment building on balconies, terraces, roofs, or yards, as long building rules allow it. Other types are prohibited so do some research before lighting up.

Spring and Summer Fire Hazards can cause accidental property damages.

Summer is a fun time for most, family and friends gather for pool parties, and people take vacations, but Summer is also a prime time for home fires. Every year, there are between 350,000 and 400,000 home fires in the U.S. (according to the National Fire Protection Association). Your home is at risk of catching fire for a variety of reasons no matter what the season, knowing some common reasons for residential fire damage can be important to fire prevention. SERVPRO of Central Manhattan has been providing property disaster cleanup and restoration service to fire property damage victims for nearly 30 years, our IICRC certified fire damage restoration specialists arrive ready to rescue and recover your home and property following a fire, "Like it never even happened."

Common causes of residential fire property damage disasters:

Grilling: Nothing announces the arrival of summer like firing up the grill. In the summer months, many people grill outdoors for various holidays and barbecue dinners. 

Prevention tips: To prevent barbecue fires, check for gas leaks before use, regularly clean your barbeque, and try to create a dedicated safe barbecuing space that is free of clutter and away from children.

Fire pits/Heaters: On cool summer nights, kids and adults alike will enjoy a cozy place to gather and stay warm. Fire pits are known to be a major source of warmth and ambience. Unfortunately, due to the increase in popularity, the number of fire-related injuries and accidents is on the rise as well. The good news is that with the proper safety precautions, the whole family can safely enjoy a fire pit.

Prevention tips: Before striking the match, never place a pit closer than 10 feet from anything flammable, including your house and overhead tree branches. Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the fire. 

Electrical fires: About 2,300 residential air conditioners start fires each year. These fires are usually the result of inadequate wiring while having to deal with heavy electric loads, short circuits, or other electrical malfunctions. It is not just the AC that catches on fire, if your AC heats up, flammable materials near your unit can catch on fire. Fires are most likely to occur when it is hottest outside—between 2 and 8 p.m. 

Prevention tips: Using fans may allow you to set your thermostat a degree or two warmer than you may have been able to stand otherwise—especially if you rotate the blades clockwise, which directs airflow downward and prevents hotter air from rising up and signaling the A/C unit to kick on.

Candles/Torches: Adding candles and torches can provide ambient lighting and fend off mosquitoes and other nighttime insects when used with citronella. Yet, similar to anything that involves a fire or open flame, it’s important to exercise caution when installing, handling, and storing these creative outdoor lighting options.

Prevention tips: It is important to exercise caution with these lighting options, consider placement carefully no not place torches under trees, overhangs or near other flammable materials. Position torches at least 6 feet away from the house or other structures. Never leave an open flame unattended, keep an eye on any flames and ensure they are entirely out before you go inside for the night.

Be aware of the risk of fires and prepare by checking the batteries in your smoke detectors and having functioning fire extinguishers. If you find yourself faced with a fire emergency this summer, we are here to help!

The Damage Caused by a Property Fire 

To repair the property entirely after experiencing a damaging fire, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Fire damage is multi-faceted and to recover as much of your property as possible, it is important to contact the professionals right away. Our experience, equipment and training will help avoid additional repairs and costs. Our Manhattan SERVPRO technicians know what steps to take to assess your property and possessions, they can look for hidden damages and quickly start to mitigate concerns to avoid further damage from smoke and soot, documenting damages and removing items for restoration. 

Why Choosing a Professional Disaster Restoration Company, like SERVPRO is Important?

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan offers Emergency Restoration Services in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your unique property damage disaster needs. Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to your recovery, our team will provide comprehensive cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild options following a property fire disaster. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry providing advanced technology and training to a nationwide team of skilled technicians and project managers. Our crews have experience and knowledge offering a wide variety of restoration services to recover your commercial property with minimized cost and business interruption.

  • Our crews will assess the full damage of your property taking necessary steps to save as much of your inventory, appliances and equipment, furnishings, and inventory as possible.
  • They will do a complete inventory of all items removed from your property taking photos and documentation and return all salvageable items back to your business following the restoration process.
  • Our technicians work quickly and carefully to get your business up and running as soon as possible. Our project managers and staff will follow-up to make sure you are satisfied or address any other concerns.
  • Our construction managers can seamlessly begin putting back together any structural, interior, and exterior damages sustained during the initial disaster or as a result of the restoration and cleanup process. Our staff can work with your insurance and answer any concerns you may have about the process.

If your property needs fire damage repair, find an experienced and certified fire damage restoration service near you.

Hiring SERVPRO, a trusted industry leader in fire and water damage restoration ensures that your home repairs are effectively managed after a property fire damage. It is essential to find a reliable and experienced fire restoration expert who can offer a range of services. This includes everything from smoke damage restoration to soot damage repair to water restoration and removal.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan Responds Quickly to Flood or Storm Property Damage

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

It’s critical to take quick action following a flood or storm water intrusion to your local Manhattan home or business.

Call our Manhattan Storm Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Repair team.

Severe thunderstorms and flooding can lead to severe damage to your property, water intrusion is one of the main contributors to building damage. SERVPRO responds quickly to storm and water emergencies, we are dedicated to respond Faster to Any Size Disaster to make sure that all of our customers receive the highest quality and cost-effective damage mitigation and restoration service possible. Our restoration specialists have the training and the tools get your property back to pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

• Coastal flooding due to the storm surge.
• Widespread wind damage.
• Widespread inland small stream and river flooding due to heavy rains.

If it’s a roof leak, exterior damage, a cracked foundation or basement flooding, causing your water property damage, call our Disaster Restoration Specialists at SERVPRO of Central Manhattan to begin taking steps to stop the water damage from becoming an even bigger disaster. Our professionals first assess the severity of the situation and determine the full extent of the storm, flooding, or additional water damage. Restoring your home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC professionals. Our team closely inspects the flooded or other water damaged areas; measuring the moisture content, humidity, and temperature to assess the full extent of the damage. They provide a step-by-step solutions to restore and repair your local Manhattan neighborhood property and contents to help minimize additional damages.
    •    Water Extraction
    •    Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
    •    Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
    •    Remediating mold and mildew
    •    Reconstruction and Repairs

Our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan Storm Property Restoration Team has the experience and resources to handle your weather related water property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after your property suffers a disaster storm water damage and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help to repair your home or business when you need us!

Call our local Manhattan Storm Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Repair team.

SERVPRO professionals work hard to minimize the disruption property damage causes your life, home, and business

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SERVPRO of Central Manhattan has the right training, equipment, and experience to assess your situation and develop a plan of action to restore your property completely.

What to Expect during your New York City SERVPRO Professional Water Damage Restoration Service

Even small leaks can spell trouble for your home or business causing extensive damage if water removal services are not contacted quickly. A leaky skylight, clogged drainpipe, or tub overflow can soak your floors, walls, and cabinets. Our technicians have experience in water removal and cleanup for homes and businesses across Manhattan they can quickly get to work to make you feel “Like it never even happened.” We can locate the source of the damage and use advanced technology to map the extent of damages. Our crews will reverse your water damage and flooding, first by pumping water from your home with the assistance of wet vacs and pumps. Dehumidifiers and air movers can then be deployed to suck excess moisture from your kitchen cabinets, bathroom flooring, or basement ceiling.

Calling SERVPRO professionals to assist you with the cleanup efforts is also vital. We have competent technicians who can help you get back to your home within a short time. We are available around the clock for emergency calls. Whether working with your insurance company or directly with you, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) can assess the destruction to your property, offer an estimate, and handle the restoration process. We can provide your insurance company with images, videos, measurements, and other pertinent information using insurance-industry approved and preferred methods for resolving claims easily.

Call SERVPRO For Comprehensive Water Removal!

Often during water restoration, many recovery operations need to happen simultaneously, some of our crew will work on water extraction and controlled demolition, while others will inventory and pack up items to move to another location to help prevent further property damage from exposure to contaminated water or excess moisture. Moisture and mold particles can penetrate deep inside building materials, furniture, and other porous items. HEPA filters help our industrial strength air scrubbers and dehumidifiers purify the air and neutralize odors and contaminants. Our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan location is fortunate to offer restoration and rebuilding services following a property disaster from all types of water or mold property concerns. Using our highly qualified construction team will help keep your recovery process moving steady and hassle free, often it can also minimize costs and completion time.


Isolate Water Damaged Areas

Depending on the severity of your water or flood damage, our SERVPRO professionals may start with containment to help restrict secondary damages such as excessive humidity and mold from contaminating the air throughout your house and keep the damage contained at the source of the water or flood loss areas.

Water Extraction and Removal Equipment

Extractors are at the center of the water removal services. These machines are used to remove water from carpet, upholstery, and floors following a flood damage incidence. Our crews use either truck mounted or portable extractors depending on the extent and severity of water damage. 

Dehumidification Equipment

Excessive humidity from water damage in your home can have devastating consequences leaving significant structural damage, mold growth and other latent concerns. Dehumidifiers extract water vapor from the air and lower the relative humidity and speed up the evaporation process for faster drying. These machines draw in the moist air and replace it with warmer and drier air.

Air Moving Equipment

Used to accelerate air flow and evaporation of moisture from materials for restorative drying. An air mover—at its core—is a fan. But what separates it from your traditional fan is that it’s high velocity, it’s versatile, and it has precision. This degree of functionality allows us to work quickly and more efficiently as opposed to a generic fan. As the air flows across the surface of moisture, it speeds up the process from which it evaporates and enters the air. It also pushes the newly created water vapor away from the area so more water molecules can dissipate into the air. We then remove the moisture from the air by running a dehumidifier.

Fast Response to Water Removal Minimizes Damages

Our crews are available 24/7 to aid our local Manhattan community with both commercial and residential water damage emergencies. A fast response and action to a water damage situation can significantly reduce the overall damage to your home or business. SERVPRO can deploy submersible pumps, water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. The capacities of these units are tailored to your situation. Our objective is to return your home to its original condition as quickly as possible.

Emergency flood cleanup and mitigation – SERVPRO addresses water damage with professional help

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Many New York City properties are near rivers and other water sources that are prone to flooding resulting in common damage. Similarly, to flood damage from ground water and other category 3 losses, ocean water can cause severe property water damage and can create unique restoration concerns and complications for local home and business owners.

Different types of contaminated water pose different risks, but the longer the water stays in a home, the more severe the property damage it will cause and the greater the threat to your health. Also called black water, Category 3 water is water from sewage backups and overflowing rivers that contains various hazardous contaminants, sewage, and/or toxic debris. According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIRC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all water originating from seawater, ground or surface water, rising rivers and streams, and wind-driven rain from hurricanes and tropical storms is considered Category 3.

Some of our property Restoration services include:
    •    Water Removal and Extraction: This important and often first step in the process involves us removing and extracting standing water from all areas of your property. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize industrial grade equipment to move large volumes quickly and efficiently to minimize long term hazards and damage.
    •    Property Drying: After the bulk of the water is removed hazardous levels of moisture can still exist fibrous structural and aesthetic components in your home or business building. We utilize specialized equipment to pull moisture from the air to create an environment suitable for drying of these important pieces and may also attempt to speed the drying process with heat.
    •    Cleanup and Debris Removal: After water and moisture have been removed and dried it’s important to conduct thorough cleaning of the affected area to prevent future health hazards. Flooding from rivers and sewers can pose exceptional risks to health and welfare due to the silt and bacteria they carry. Our team will remove damaged items that are beyond repair.

Calling SERVPRO after you experience flood or water damage from coastal flooding, severe thunderstorms, or basement flooding, can be the difference from a quick cleanup and mitigation or costly restoration, construction, and mold remediation services.