Fall brings changing leaves, Halloween, and property damage prevention with seasonal maintenance tips
This fall, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan is the right choice for all your property damage restoration concerns throughout New York City.
Decorating your Manhattan home for fall is fun, but have you prepared your property for seasonal damages?
Fall is the ideal season to check for inexpensive maintenance issues, such as areas that need caulking, changing filters, or fixing leaks, to prevent future damage. Regular inspections and a little preventative maintenance, can help keep your property protected from seasonal elements like rain, snow and cold weather.
Ground clearing and minor fixes are a staple of any fall property maintenance routine; raking leaves, weatherproofing doors and windows, carving pumpkins, and preparing your property for storms and trick-or-treaters.
Keep the chill outside
Check around the windows and doors for any gaps in the insulation or caulking, your property can lose a lot of warmth in the winter months if not properly sealed. At entry ways have a non-skid mat or rug to protect floors and prevent falls. Inspect your roof and siding for gaps or damage from storms, make any necessary repairs.
Maintain the gutter and drain systems
Blocked gutters and drains can cause a problem for your property anytime of the year. Avoid issues due to ponding water, with a proper drainage system that slopes toward gutters, scuppers, and internal drains. Make sure to clean your gutters removing any leaves, twigs or other debris to make sure that water can move away from your roof and foundation unobstructed. When water accumulates due to inadequate sloping, little to no internal drainage, blocked gutters, downspouts, and scuppers, extreme ponding water can occur and cause severe damage to the building infrastructure along with roof leaks, insects, mold and fungus, compromising the safety of those inside and outside the building.
Replace Filters in HVAC and Furnace
Change your HVAC system filters and have your unit inspected for debris or mold. When filters are clogged and dirty, your systems have to work harder and are at risk for failure or major damage. Before you turn your furnace on for the winter, it’s a good idea to have your HVAC system and ductwork inspected.
Protect the plumbing
Pipes located in attics, crawl spaces, basements, and near outer walls can be susceptible to freezing in extreme temperatures, avoiding a costly pipe break or other water related disaster. Wrap exposed pipes in your attic, basement, or crawl spaces, with extra insulation around them to prevent them from freezing and causing damage. Don’t forget your water heater, add additional insulation if it’s located in an exposed or cold location.
Prepping the yard
Even with the cold weather conditions, your yard still needs to be maintained. Make sure tree and shrub branches are well away from the house and windows. Icy conditions can cause branches to break and damage your home. Autumn is the time for falling leaves, so make sure to clean out the gutters, to avoid possible ice dams and other costly water damage, and get them off the lawn, clean the flower beds and prepare them for next year with fertilizer.
It is an excellent time to plan ahead for Halloween visitors to your property this year.
HALLOWEEN PROPERTY SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS
- Ensure that your front yard, walkway and entry way are well-lit so that those unfamiliar with your home can safely navigate. If using a fog machine, be careful that the fog does not make it difficult to see tripping hazards.
- Look for any trip hazards on your property that you can fix or remove: electrical cords and hoses can be wrapped up or moved; holes in your yard are roped off or filled in; CAUTION TAPE IS A TIMELY ADDITION and helps to warn of any safety hazards that can't be fixed in time for Halloween.
- Use battery-powered votive candles or flashlights in your jack-o-lanterns, rather than real candles, to avoid a potential fire hazard.
- Make sure all railings, porches, and physical structures of your home are secure and in good condition before visitors access those areas.
This Halloween, may your treats be many and your tricks be few, our team hopes you have a safe and happy Halloween!
WHEN DISASTER STRIKES SERVPRO IS HERE TO HELP!
When planning and setting up your Halloween decorations, it is a good idea to consider any potential risks involved. Taking steps to prepare your property and to protect any visitors can help spare you from a truly frightening night. SERVPRO of Central Manhattan is the right choice for all your property damage restoration concerns throughout New York City, we have decades of hands-on cleanup, restoration and repair experience and our dedication to helping local owners, renters and businesses disrupted by disasters is second to none. We have worked hard over the years building a reliable team of IICRC certified technicians and an arsenal of high-tech commercial grade equipment ready to assist with water, fire, mold, or storm disaster restoration services.
SERVPRO provides scalable cleaning and sanitizing services for Manhattan homes and businesses
Our staff is capable of cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, kitchens, and other common areas with effective discrete timely service.
SERVPRO professionals have specialized equipment and training to provide the highest level of commercial cleaning and sanitizing to maintain your commercial property.
While the pandemic continues to evolve, it’s as important as ever to take precautions with your commercial property to promote safety. Our team is available to provide commercial cleaning and bioremediation services a SERVPRO near you. As businesses continue to accelerate their cleaning and sanitizing procedures, it’s an excellent time to take advantage of the experience and tools our professionals can provide. When your commercial or residential property needs a deep cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, calling SERVPRO of Central Manhattan to provide a fast and professional response is the only solution. Cleanliness is how to best be proactive, and we are here to help. We are prepared to clean and disinfect your school or university, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform daily.
Reminding People of Best Practices in Hygiene:
- Inform customers/visitors on how to protect themselves.
- Promote best practices with hygiene like handwashing.
- Cleaning & disinfecting regularly.
- Increasing airflow and ventilation.
When it comes to preventing the spread of this virus, it is up to us as a community to do the best we can to remain informed and act with thoughtful consideration. Our crews are up to the recent challenges impacting our community using specialized training and equipment, our cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning, and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for our cleanup process, and disposal of waste. Carpets and fabric and upholstery can be sanitized using our hospital-grade disinfectant.
Timely Response with Minimal Disruption
Our crews can schedule work around your business hours to reduce the impact to your daily operations. Trust the SERVPRO team to be aware of and capable of meeting the sanitation standards required during this challenging atmosphere. We are trained in the appropriate use of EPA-registered disinfectants and committed to a close working relationship with your facility housekeeping staff. Our staff is capable of cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, kitchens and other common areas with the discretion and effectiveness your commercial facility requires.
SERVPRO is here to help develop a professional disinfecting plan for your property to promote confidence in the safety of your local business.
SERVPRO technicians can answer all your fire, smoke and soot property damage cleanup and restoration questions for the Manhattan community
SERVPRO fire damage restoration starts with a Deep-Cleaning of all surfaces to remove soot and mitigate smoke damages fast.
SMOKE AND SOOT CONCERNS FOR YOUR PROPERTY
When office spaces and apartments are closely packed together, like inside Manhattan high-rise buildings, even a minor property fire can cause or contribute to significant smoke or soot damage to your Manhattan property’s interiors and exteriors, including your HVAC unit. Our SERVPRO restoration specialists know a lot about the secondary damages from soot and smoke that happen as the result of a blaze. Fire creates smoke and soot, and the tiny particles float in the air and will become trapped in drapes, carpets, and furniture, or collect on surfaces and inside your HVAC system. When these issues arise and you see soot residue or smell smoke odors, the solution is the same. Calling our Manhattan SERVPRO Fire Cleanup and Restoration Professionals will provide top quality services, experience, knowledge, and trust that our New York City property restoration crews will quickly restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
Smoke and soot can permeate your walls, surfaces and air ducts leaving unseen odors throughout your property. Consulting a full-service cleanup, restoration and repair company is your top-priority to keeping restoration costs lower and salvaging as much of your property and possessions as possible. SERVPRO has a long history in the restoration industry, and we focus on salvaging and restoring your contents and structure whenever feasible. SERVPRO of Central Manhattan provides exceptional fire, smoke and soot damage restoration services and experience, balanced with efficiency and cost-effective techniques in response to your property damage disaster.
Want to know more about how SERVPRO can help with smoke odors and soot damage in your home following seasonal outdoor fire property damage?
SERVPRO has been providing disaster restoration services including, fire, smoke, flood and water damage for decades, our team knows that property damage happens even to the most cautious of property owners. A fast response is critical as fire residue can immediately damage structural components and contents, the contamination grows progressively worse and more expensive to remediate as time passes. SERVPRO is Faster to any size disaster, arriving at your home as soon as possible with a full complement of Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and the products, tools, and equipment needed in our well-stocked service vehicles.
The training our crews complete from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares them to use effective strategies that clean up the charring, soiling, and odors post-fire. SERVPRO’s professional fire restoration specialists and high-tech commercial equipment ensure quick and effective cleanup, removal and repairs of your property and contents following smoke, soot and ash surface buildup and damage before it continues to spread. SERVPRO uses industrial grade foggers to deodorize a property.
SERVPRO fire damage restoration starts with a Deep-Cleaning of all surfaces to remove soot and mitigate smoke damages fast.
- Clean the soot residue that builds up on surfaces before it continues to spread.
- Remove soot residue from at-risk items including brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, fabrics, carpets, and upholstery.
- Deodorize carpets, curtains and clothing and other porous materials.
- Neutralize the odor to keep them from returning.
Deodorization is a multi-step process - our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of processes and equipment to reverse odor concerns caused by fire and smoke damages, including;
• EPA registered antimicrobials
• Thermal and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
• Odor counteracting beads
• Trays of scented granules placed near air intakes
• HEPA filter air scrubbers
Residential and commercial property can suffer fire and smoke damage in a multitude of ways, Manhattan property owners can rely on SERVPRO’s trusted and educated approach to fire restoration service to get the job done completely. Our technicians are IICRC certified and are trained to detect different types of smoke and teach them the most effective methods of restoration of each kind. Removing odors relies on having access to the right equipment and the training to understand how smoke travels. When you have lingering smoke or fire damage problems in your home or business give our professional SERVPRO restoration staff a call to find out what our services can do for your property.
Focus on safety to avoid backyard summer fire hazards and property damage from grills, fire pits, and torches
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 likely see more use. Much like every other type of property disaster, BBQ’s, fire pits, portable heaters, and other cooking or recreational flames can cause accidental 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 pail of water available when needed. It also depends on what type of fuel your barbecue uses: Electric grills are allowed in a NYC apartment building on balconies, terraces, roofs, or yards, as long building rules allow it. Other types are strictly 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 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 great 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, a fire pit can be safely enjoyed by the whole family.
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’s 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’s 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: A flickering flame is both comforting and exciting, they are guaranteed to elevate your backyard living space. 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’s 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 contacting professionals right away with experience, equipment and training will help avoid additional repairs and costs. Our Long Island 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 vast 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 restoration and cleanup. 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 a trusted leader in fire and water damage restoration ensures that your home repairs will be properly handled after fire damage. It‘s essential to find a reliable and experienced fire restoration expert who is able to offer a range of services. This includes everything from smoke damage restoration to soot damage repair to water restoration and removal.
Manhattan lower-level and basement flood damage cleanup and repairs
GROUND FLOOR AND BASEMENT FLOODING: A Basement is a wonderful asset to your home or business, it can provide additional storage or living space to a crowded property. Storm flooding and melting snow can cause water damage in your basement from faulty gutters, cracks in foundations and improper drainage. Water damage is one of the most common and worst side effects of water leakage or flooding in a basement. In addition to contributing to structural and foundation problems, basement water damage can destroy your personal belongings and interior decorative finishes and it also has the power to create the perfect environment for toxic mold growth.
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 SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have experience working with a variety of water damage situations both big and small. We have seen flooding and carpet issues, to broken or frozen pipe and plumbing issues, and basement and roof leaks. Our technicians understand that a property damage event can be traumatic and unexpected; they realize time and efficiency are important and they take every step possible to minimize the intrusion while executing the cleanup and restoration of your home or business.
Call Our 24 Hour Emergency SERVPRO Restoration Service
SERVPRO of Central Manhattan provides 24-hour Emergency Services to local communities suffering from fire, smoke, sewage and water damage and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. Our service pros respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
• 24-Hour Emergency Service
• Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
• Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
• A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
• Locally Owned and Operated
• Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
When water damage occurs in your home or business, knowing what to do will save precious time and ultimately minimize losses to your property and building contents. SERVPRO professionals have extensive experience repairing and restoring catastrophic water damage. Our technicians understand that unattended water damage continues to cause harm to your property over time. Making it necessary to make quick, informed decisions, to perform quality restoration services today, that save you from further damaging problems, tomorrow.
SERVPRO of Central Manhattan Responds Quickly to Flood or Storm Property Damage
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 most high 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.”
HOW SPRING STORMS CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE
• 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.
OUR MANHATTAN STORM & FLOOD MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE
• 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.
Emergency flood cleanup and mitigation – SERVPRO addresses water damage with professional help
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.
Continual increases in storm intensity and tidal flooding is making flood and storm water damage a regular concern for many local neighborhoods. Flooding can have a devastating impact on your coastal building or residence, it can be difficult to predict the full extent of water and storm related damages. Additionally, saltwater can be extremely dangerous and destructive to building materials and has added safety concerns for cleanup and restoration providers. Extracting the water is just the first step that SERVPRO professionals take to thoroughly dry and restore water and storm damaged areas inside and outside of your property. Floodwater is dangerous, it’s advised to contact a reliable property damage restoration company such as SERVPRO that specializes in natural disaster and flood cleanup and remediation.
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.
Looking for relief from indoor allergies this spring, SERVPRO professional cleaning services can help
Spring is a welcome reprieve from the long winter — that is, unless you suffer from spring allergies. Improve indoor air quality with SERVPRO of Central Manhattan Professional Services can reduce indoor allergens.
SERVPRO offers cleaning and maintenance services to benefit your Manhattan property:
- Creating a Clean & Healthy Living/Working Environment
- Reducing Allergens and Irritants to alleviate allergy symptoms?
- Removing Unpleasant Smells and Odors
- Improving Air Flow Efficiency??
You can't control the increase of allergens in the spring air, but you can improve the air quality in your commercial or residential property, bolstering your fight against allergy symptoms? HVAC units, air ducts, registers, upholstery, carpets and flooring can hold much more dust, dirt and pollen than you would think. Scheduling periodic professional cleaning and odor removal services with our SERVPRO cleaning crews during spring can reduce allergens in your home or business and assure healthy air quality throughout your property. SERVPRO professional cleaning services can help minimize indoor allergens and alleviate your seasonal allergy symptoms and improve the overall indoor air quality of your home or business.
Your local SERVPRO has service solutions that may help alleviate allergy symptoms by promoting healthy indoor air quality, our Manhattan residential and commercial property services include:
• Air Duct and Register Cleaning
• Intensive Carpet & Floor Cleaning
• Odor Removal & Refresh
Air Duct and Vent Cleaning
HVAC systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality and a leading cause in increased allergy symptoms. The air inside your Suffolk Long Island home/business is full of tiny particles like dust, pollen and debris. When your furnace or air conditioner draws air, it also pulls in airborne particles. Over time, these contaminants can build up inside the ducts, reducing airflow and re-circulating allergens throughout your living/working space. Keeping dust, pollen, pet dander, and other irritants out of the air you breathe involves more than changing the air filter, proper HVAC unit and air duct maintenance is essential to reducing allergens inside your commercial or residential property and improve air quality. Our trained professionals at SERVPRO of Central Manhattan use commercial-grade, duct-cleaning equipment, brushes, and air whips, that remove dust and debris trapped inside your duct system and leave your property with optimal indoor air quality.
Intensive Upholstery, Carpet and Floor Cleaning
Scheduling a deep cleaning every 12-18 months by an IICRC trained SERVPRO professional will renew the look of your upholstery, carpet and flooring by removing the deepest dirt and debris. SERVPRO of Central Manhattan utilizes the best technology and highest-quality equipment that effectively removes dust, pollen and other allergens to keep your home or business allergen free and your carpets and flooring looking like new. Our professional cleaning will address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets, dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet.
Rely on SERVPRO technicians to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home/business. Take advantage of our residential and commercial cleaning services to remove unwanted odors. Our Manhattan SERVPRO crews have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. Our experienced technicians have access to specialized odor removal products and equipment capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize odors and help restore your home or business to a safe, healthy, and fresh environment.
Manhattan Flood Removal and Basement Water Damage Property Restoration
Manhattan ground-level areas and basements are prone to flooding and water damage concerns, their location at the lowest level of a building and usually underground makes them a target – water always runs from high to low ground. Whether the excess water comes from a burst pipe, backed-up sewer line, failed sump pump, malfunctioning water-using appliance, or heavy rainfall, basement water damage is common and causes plenty of concerns to an unfortunate property owner. The first 48 hours are considered the most important time to react, as it is crucial to preventing further damage, in addition to contributing to structural and foundation problems, basement water damage can destroy your personal belongings and interior finishes and it also has the power to create the perfect environment for toxic mold growth.
Dry everything out as quickly as possible.
When a finished/unfinished basement experiences significant water damage, timing is everything. The sooner you begin the disaster recovery process, the more likely you will be able to restore the condition of your possessions and minimize building materials from becoming destroyed. A professional restoration company can help expedite this process.
Actions that can minimize water damage to your basement:
- Extraction: The first step toward restoring your building to its pre-flood condition is removing the standing water from the affected area. Our teams use wet vacuums and pumps to move large quantities of water to a specific location. Starting the process with this kind of removal is more efficient, and it allows us to get more liquid out of your carpets and the cushioning below.
- Evaporation: Next, we will set up high-velocity airflow equipment to evaporate any remaining moisture. Units designed for structural drying are more energy-efficient and move a larger volume of air in less time.
- Dehumidification: As water evaporates from furniture, carpet and building materials, that vapor turns into humidity. Left in the air, water vapor seeps back into absorbent furniture, clothing, and other materials. Water damage dehumidifiers remove moisture, which protects your property from future damage and prevents mold growth.
- Temperature control: Cool air hinders the evaporation process. Warm air — 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit — is ideal for completely drying your building’s structure. A thorough drying process is essential for preventing mold growth and other complications that come from residual moisture.
At SERVPRO of Central Manhattan, we take pride in our ability to erase the damage done by water, including damages caused by hidden problems. After 48 hours of exposure to water, there is a risk of mold growth in wet materials. Our Manhattan SERVPRO team of technicians puts years of training, experience, and specialized equipment to work for you, ensuring the removal of all remaining moisture and a fast, effective drying process that you can count on. Our restoration specialists utilize infrared technology and thermal imagery to assess the full extent of the damage that your property has suffered. The technology can show our technicians areas where water might still exist based on a temperature difference. This process can ensure that the damage has not reached other areas of the building and confirm the completion of the restoration process.
SERVPRO professionals work hard to minimize the disruption property damage causes your life, home and business
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.
EQUIPMENT IS KEY TO WATER RESTORATION:
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.
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.