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SERVPRO Professional Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Service offers surprising benefits to your Manhattan Business

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

dirt and debris buildup at air vent register Our SERVPRO commercial cleaning specialists are familiar with all types of commercial and industrial HVAC/air duct systems.

Business owners and managers are busy, countless daily tasks and emergency situations make paying attention to routine maintenance difficult at times. Turning your attention annually to your commercial HVAC system and air duct system including performing scheduled inspections, maintenance and cleaning services is crucial to keeping your operations running efficiently.

There are many benefits to having our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan commercial cleaning professionals perform an air duct, vent and register cleaning at your New York City commercial building.

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Benefits:

  • Reduce energy costs for your business
  • Reduce the potential for mold growth
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Increase air circulation and flow
  • Increase your commercial system performance
  • Extend HVAC equipment life

Whether your focus is eliminating contaminants, dust, debris, and other harmful pollutants to improve your buildings indoor air quality, or you want to extend the life and efficiency of your HVAC and air duct system; SERVPRO professional commercial HVAC/air duct cleaning services could benefit your business. According to the US Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted due to air pollutants and other dirt and debris clogging up residential/commercial air ducts.

Things that decrease air flow in your commercial air duct system:

  • Obstructed condenser unit
  • Blocked vents and registers
  • Clogged filters
  • Blocked or leaky ducts

Our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan technicians have advanced training to help resolve potential air flow concerns and accurately clean and remove the buildup of dust/debris, contaminants, mold spores, and particulates circulating throughout your commercial air duct system. Our crews use a variety of specialized equipment to overcome years of buildup and pollutants within your air duct system, including high-powered HEPA vacuums, negative air machines and whisking brushes to help remove debris and mold spores from internal surfaces. Our goal is to provide a thorough commercial air duct cleaning and remove built-up sediment and pollutants from your system, improving efficiency and indoor air quality.

Why is Cleaning Your Commercial Air Ducts Important?

The air ducts in your Manhattan commercial building serve an important function, bringing heating and cooling throughout your facility as well as circulating the air through a filter, which cleans out some of the dust particles before reaching the rooms in which air is breathed by you and your employees.

Air Duct Cleaning Improves the Quality of Indoor Air

By routinely having your air ducts cleaned you can significantly decrease the number of airborne molecules in your office, all while avoiding weighty fees for other air purifying solutions.  Air ducts, like everything else in our office, collect dirt and debris. While filters may catch a lot of streaming debris, there is still a considerable amount of dust that settles within the ducts.

Air Duct Cleaning Conserves Energy

Air duct cleaning provides a beginning in optimizing your duct function, a properly and thoroughly cleaned HVAC system, can reduce the costs associated with running your HVAC system and increase the useful life of your air conditioner and furnace. Performing routine commercial air duct cleanings removes obstructions and improves airflow, helping your systems to work better, faster, and more efficiently, all while using less energy!

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan specializes in cleaning local commercial and industrial air ducts; contact our staff to schedule an inspection and estimate for your commercial cleaning solution. Our crews have experience, training and advanced equipment to restore your HVAC system to optimal performance. Our SERVPRO commercial cleaning specialists are familiar with all types of commercial and industrial HVAC/air duct systems, give us a call so we can get to work, and you can start experiencing the benefits a commercial air duct cleaning service can bring to your business!

SERVPRO is your source for keeping your commercial property operating following property damage

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

commercial cleanup and drying equipment installed during restoration Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale fire disaster, trust our SERVPRO restoration professionals.

SERVPRO is the answer to staying operational after a big or small water or fire disaster impacts your commercial property. SERVPRO restoration specialists have the experience, training and equipment to arrive faster to your commercial property disaster. Our full-service team is uniquely equipped to handle all phases of the cleanup, restoration and reconstruction saving your critical time during your recovery when your retail property needs it most. With over 30 years of experience helping local businesses our goal is to work with managers and owners to develop the right recovery plan to minimize cost, avoid business interruption and mitigate property damages.

What Retail Business Disaster Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Provide?

Our SERVPRO Restoration professionals can assist with:

  • Board-up, Emergency Power and Building Stabilization
  • Emergency Mitigation Services including Content Management
  • Drying, Dehumidification and Water Extraction
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art, Data and Document Recovery
  • Reconstruction Services
  • Soot, Smoke and Odor Removal

SERVPRO Training and Tools Makes the Difference

The success of your property disaster recovery hinges on a quick and effective response, SERVPRO teams are prepared to assist during a property emergency with powerful and efficient tools and IICRC certified restoration specialists around-the-clock. Retail establishments can be dramatically impacted by natural or accidental disasters such as fire, flood, storms or even vandalism. The SERVPRO of Central Manhattan team has decades of experience and training to overcome the unique challenges that can come with commercial property disasters including keeping your business running while cleaning and restoration is being performed. Our IICRC certified restoration specialists work quickly and efficiently to minimize or eliminate downtime with fast mitigation, content management and professional containment services for a fast recovery.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Mitigation and Restoration Services

  • Mitigation efforts are meant to prevent further damage and loss from occurring due to the existing threat, thus increasing the overall amount of work that needs to be done during the restoration itself.
  • Restoration is performed on items that could not be saved by mitigation efforts, and items that were damaged before the restoration company arrived. This step is often a longer process and may involve the complete replacement of floors, roofs, walls and other portions of your business that have been too damaged to save.
  • Both are necessary in order to get your business back in order after a flood, fire or other disaster, and should be performed by a professional disaster restoration company.

SERVPRO is here to help keep your commercial property operating through the busiest shopping season

Commercial property damage events are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale fire disaster, trust our restoration professionals to cleanup, repair and restore your business with minimal interruption to your customers and employees. Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of Central Manhattan.

SERVPRO offers professional fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration assistance for Manhattan property damage disasters.

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged location with caution tape The more time that passes after the fire event and before restoration services begin gives soot the opportunity to spread and cause additional damage.

After your Manhattan commercial property suffers from a fire, water or other disaster, contacting our local New York SERVPRO Property Restoration Professionals is an important step to avoid costly secondary damages. Our SERVPRO team has over 30 years of experience helping the West Village, Tribeca, Chelsea, East Village and Midtown communities during property disasters, trust that your commercial property will be restored quickly and correctly by IICRC licensed professionals and advanced equipment.

Getting your local commercial property operational quickly following a property disaster is the SERVPRO way. Our local Manhattan restoration professionals rely on decades of hands-on property restoration experience and proven results to help local business owners and managers dealing with fire, smoke and soot damage cleanup, repair and restore their commercial property quickly. Our commitment to quick and effective property restoration and recovery after a property disaster makes selecting SERVPRO of Central Manhattan restoration experts the right choice.

SERVPRO commercial property restoration services include special help to minimize damages including:

Eliminating Fire Damage Residue
Our SERVPRO technicians will assess and pre-test many damages areas and property to decide the precise type of clean and fire damage remediation services needed for your commercial disaster. Our crews use various wet and dry methods to clean different materials most effectively. We can also use specialized cleaning methods such as soda blasting which offers deodorization qualities and helps restore charred surfaces without causing further damages.

Remove Smoke Odors
Odor control after a fire is a crucial part of the restoration process, odor-causing particles are microscopic SERVPRO has advanced equipment to eliminate the microscopic odor-causing particles and reverse your commercial property damage concerns.

Guarding Against Mold
Water is a big help when putting out fires, however it can have a lasting negative impact on the structural elements and contents of your building. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified water or mold remediation specialists work to extract the remaining water quickly and can take proactive actions against mold growth if necessary.

Big or small, fire, smoke and soot damage to your New York City commercial property will have a multi-faceted impact on your business. The effects of a property disaster can range from loss of revenue, inventory, customers and/or employees to irreversible structural and financial damages. After a property disaster strikes, we recommend calling an expert in property restoration. Here at SERVPRO of Central Manhattan we can get to work fixing your commercial fire property damage immediately. Our SERVPRO team is here to help with fast and effective disaster restoration and cleanup services, we provide a full-range of disaster restoration services including: emergency response, water damage extraction and repair, water removal, flood restoration, fire damage restoration, soot and smoke damage services, storm damage repairs, wind damage restoration, industrial dehumidification, structural cleaning and decontamination, mold remediation, environmental services such as hazardous waste removal, lead removal and asbestos removal, duct cleaning services, vital document and paper recovery, machinery and equipment restoration, semiconductor services, reconstruction, consulting and more. Restoring your commercial property is our business, and we are always ready to help get local businesses back up and running, “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO offers Manhattan Emergency Restoration Services in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your unique commercial 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 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.

SERVPRO is here to help avoid disruption to your catering schedule with effective property damage restoration services for Manhattan restaurants.

2/9/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial restaurant with dinner party setting Each Manhattan property loss situation requires unique steps to ensure the safety of your patrons, employees and the workers performing repairs.

Our SERVPRO team works quickly after a fire, smoke, biohazard or water disaster, helping avoid business interruption to your restaurant or other commercial facility during the holidays. Our goal is to keep you operational so you can keep your holiday event schedule moving smoothly.

Running a New York City restaurant or other commercial property is a challenge time is of the essence when a disaster strikes your restaurant or other commercial property. Business interruption affects not only your relationships with customers but also impacts the lives of your employees and can lead to a significant loss of profit. Our technicians make your property restoration process from smoke, fire and water damage as simple as possible, from performing an initial inspection and assessment of existing damages to finalizing all repairs and performing a final walk through. 

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan’s fire and water damage restoration process begins with locating and the source of the problem, working with our team will connect you with a network of resources to handle your worst property problems. Each Manhattan property loss situation requires unique steps to ensure the safety of your patrons, employees and the workers performing repairs. If any hazards exist that affect the operations of your company, we notify you immediately. To properly remove standing water and other moisture that exists on your property, we use quality water extraction equipment such as; wet-dry vacuums, hand-held and truck mounted extractors, or submersible pumps, depending on the amount of water that exists and the size of the affected area. 

Even a localized kitchen fire can quickly spread to cabinetry and counters, requiring the need for both cleanup and even possibly demolition and reconstruction. Still, one of the most significant threats to a customer experience is the odor wafting through the dining area from a recent kitchen blaze. Our teams work tirelessly to clean, deodorize, and repair every damaged item found on your Midtown, Times Square, Upper East Side or other Manhattan neighborhood property. Our experience gives us a unique perspective when it comes to cleaning delicate cooking utensils or high-dollar appliances. Removing odors relies on having access to the right equipment and the training to understand how smoke travels. The first step is finding the sources of odor that can reside in air ducts, porous materials or floor spaces. SERVPRO uses industrial grade foggers to deodorize a property, thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing these areas ensures odors are removed. Getting your banquet room or holiday party space ready for the next set of patrons. SERVPRO is here to help keep your commercial property celebrating, “The most wonderful time of the year!”

Our Commercial Fire and Water Damage Restoration Process

Fire and water damage can leave your restaurant or commercial property unsafe for potential customers. Our experienced SERVPRO of Central Manhattan restoration specialists are trained to clean and restore your property with as little disruption as possible.

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire & Water Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration & Rebuild

Fire or water damage to your Manhattan business is frustrating and needs to be dealt with by trained professionals to ensure further damage does not continue to impact your commercial property down the road. We understand the level of importance that surrounds maintaining a safe, healthy environment in your Manhattan restaurant. When you need access to top quality Manhattan property restoration SERVPRO of Central Manhattan’s team of qualified professionals are ready to provide you with the expert cleanup and repair services you deserve, with a company that puts every effort into making damages at your property disappear, “Like it never even happened.” 

Mold Remediation Services with SERVPRO specialists for ALL Manhattan Commercial Properties

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

commercial warehouse on-site clean room for mold remediation SERVPRO has mold remediation specialists that can assess and address the mold concerns in your commercial building, facility or warehouse.

Mold colonization in Manhattan commercial facilities and warehouses can quickly get out of control without the appropriate intervention, SERVPRO is here to help with mold remediation solutions for all types of Manhattan commercial facilities.

Flood and water damage most often have far reaching consequences on your Lower West Side commercial property, leaving the need for many different types of property damage restoration services including water removal, demolition, deodorization and decontamination, drying and dehumidifying and rebuilding. Whether your property just weathered a season of heavy rain, experienced a common appliance malfunction or plumbing leak, commercial water damage cleanup and restoration can be complicated. It most often requires a detailed set of steps to make sure the water is properly extracted, cleaned up, dried and mitigated, when these steps aren’t taken, and moisture continues to plaque your business you could end up with a mold infestation and the need for professional mold remediation. Any commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present, the key to preventing excessive mold growth is to control moisture. Given ideal circumstances mold can grow quickly and spread throughout a commercial facility in as little as 24-48 hours. That’s why it’s important to act quickly, when your commercial property experiences a water damage or shows any sign of hidden water or visible mold within your commercial facility. SERVPRO is a leading provider of mold remediation services across the country and in Manhattan, our mold certified technicians can assess the mold damage to your West Side or Chelsea commercial warehouse or commercial real estate building and advise owners and managers of the proper steps to remediate and restore your facility, “Like it never even happened.”

How Mold Damages Your Commercial Building or Warehouse?

Mold is a microscopic, airborne fungus that exists all around us, it occurs naturally and usually reproduces by releasing spores into the environment. In nature, mold plays an important role in the decomposition of organic material. Mold requires both organic material and a consistent source of moisture to grow. When excessive moisture accumulates indoors, many materials in homes and business contain the organic materials conducive to mold growth including: drywall, wood, paneling, ceiling tiles, carpeting, insulation, paper, cardboard, fabric, upholstery and even paint will all encourage mold growth under the right circumstances. If there is a consistent water source, mold will continue to colonize and break down organic material into a dusty, dirt-like material. Leaving mold damage unattended to for an extended period can cause unnecessary damage to your home and possible health effects to the occupants. It’s never too early nor too late to address Manhattan commercial property mold damage.

When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends these tips to prevent commercial property mold damage

Ensure all leaky plumbing is fixed; Correct all noticed wet spots;

Completely eliminate condensation through insulating or increasing air circulation;

  • Reduce the moisture level in the air and add ventilation to reduce humidity;
  • Maintain indoor humidity level below 60% with a goal of 30-50%;
  • Conduct routine building and HVAC inspections;
  • Provide proper drainage and sloping to eliminate wet foundations.

Mold Remediation can help

Mold remediation is the process of finding, containing, and removing mold and damaged materials from an affected area and the air around it. It’s crucial to contain the damaged areas, because spores are microscopic and can easily spread to other areas through the air or by attaching themselves to clothes or objects throughout the remediation process. SERVPRO mold removal specialists are specially trained using techniques to contain the damaged areas and mitigate the spread of mold, using air pressure and physical barriers to seal off the infected area, including ductwork during the remediation process.

Moldy items such as furniture, carpeting and inventory are cleaned if the infestation is minor or removed if it’s extensive. In this commercial warehouse our mold remediation team setup on-site clean rooms to more efficiently remediate damaged materials and contents. During the remediation process racks and inventory are carefully hand cleaned with antimicrobial agents and disinfectant, every precaution is taken to avoid cross contamination. Mold can be very illusive and can grow behind walls, inside books or files and countless other hidden areas. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment and top tier training to remediate mold and leave any commercial property damage back to a healthy, safe and operation work environment.

Commercial Mold Remediation

The Environmental Protection Agency has a guide for Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings on their website.

Stopping the Spread of Mold During the Remediation Process

SERVPRO mold remediation specialists are train to use the highest restoration industry standards, mastering Applied Microbial Remediation through IICRC courses. We employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed protocols to contain and remove active mold colonies. Our crews also use EPA registered antimicrobial products to treat surfaces after removal to inhibit additional growth. During remediation, we protect our employees and your occupants from the hazards of mold remediation by creating zones where we remove and bag the mold and contaminated debris. Physical barriers provide one kind of protection, and we also install HEPA filtered exhaust ductwork and use negative air pressure to prevent airborne mold and residues from infiltrating unaffected areas of the building.

Containment of the Affected Area

When setting up containment of the work area, the first step is to install a HEPA Filtered Negative Air machine. This is a fan which pulls air from the affected area and exhausts the contaminated air outside of the structure via flexible tubing or ducting. Doing this will begin to draw the airborne mold spores away from the airspace, eventually creating a negative pressure environment.

The second step is to install physical barriers in the work area, creating zones. This is most typically done with the use of heavy plastic. The main goal when creating this physical barrier is to completely isolate the work area from any adjacent, non-affected areas.

If you discover mold or are experiencing a musty odor in your commercial building or warehouse, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Central Manhattan to help. Our highly-trained IICRC certified Manhattan mold remediation team is here to help and assess your commercial mold cleanup and mitigation needs. Our priority is to keep you informed of your specific remediation solution and get your commercial property’s mold damage concerns under control. Our teams will cleanup, remove damaged materials and remediate your commercial mold problem with the care for your tenants, employees and property.

SOURCE: https://www.epa.gov

Looking for relief from indoor allergies this spring, SERVPRO professional cleaning services can help.

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO cleaning crews can reduce allergens in your home or business and assure healthy air quality throughout your property.

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 to reduce indoor allergens.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan offers cleaning and maintenance services to benefit your Manhattan neighborhood home or business:

  • 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 Manhattan 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 Midtown, Lower Manhattan, West Village or Greenwich Village 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 offer solutions that may help alleviate allergy symptoms by promoting healthy indoor air quality, our Manhattan services include:

  • HVAC unit Cleaning
  • Air Duct and Register Cleaning
  • Intensive Carpet & Floor Cleaning
  • Odor Removal

HVAC Unit Cleaning, 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 Manhattan 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.

Odor Removal

Rely on SERVPRO technicians to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home/business. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential and commercial cleaning services to remove unwanted odors. Our Central Manhattan 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.

CLEANING TIPS to Help You Control Indoor Allergens and Improve Indoor Air Quality

The best way to improve your air quality is to get rid of the sources of allergens and irritants from your home or business. Take measures to avoid and reduce your contact with allergens. Also increase the flow of outdoor air into your home and reduce humidity as much as possible.

When you have environmental allergies, it can be hard to bring yourself to open a window, much less stir up dust, dander, pollen or mold while cleaning your home or business.

Here are cleaning tips you may want to add to your regular routine to reduce indoor allergens

  • Reducing dust-collecting clutter
  • Regularly vacuuming carpeted floors with a double-bag or HEPA filter vacuum
  • Dusting blinds and window treatments bi-weekly
  • Regularly washing blankets and throw rugs
  • Washing all bed linens in hot water every week
  • Keeping counters and other hard surfaces clean and dry
  • Getting all water damage restored quickly

Benefits of Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning

Like furnaces and air conditioners, air ducts require proper cleaning and maintenance to perform at their best. Keeping ducts free of dust and debris can also help reduce your energy bill and improve air quality in your home/business. More frequent duct cleaning is recommended if you have indoor pets or are sensitive to indoor air quality issues for example you suffer from asthma. You should also have your ducts cleaned if you have recently renovated your home or business, as this will increase the amount of dust in your forced air system. It’s also recommended to have your HVAC system and air ducts cleaned and services following a property damage event.

Having your ducts cleaned can save you money in the long run, and create a better environment for your family, friends, employees and your customers. Restore energy efficiency over time and reduce the possibility of microbial growth with ventilation cleaning services from SERVPRO of Central Manhattan.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. Our technicians will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your commercial or residential HVAC system.

If indoor allergens are causing your seasonal allergies to flare up, reach for the phone. SERVPRO of Central Manhattan professionals are trained technicians, with state-of-the-art equipment and unique knowledge and experience to pay careful attention to the details that matter most when cleaning and restoring your property to a healthy work or living environment.

SERVPRO is Here to Help local Manhattan Neighborhood Businesses and Property Owners with High-Quality Spring Commercial Cleaning Services

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can provide a healthy work environment for your employees and customers, we strive to keep your building looking its best.

In addition to our reputation as a trusted leader in the property disaster restoration industry, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan offers Commercial Cleaning Services to keep your business looking it's best.

Spring is a great time to spruce up your Midtown or Lower Manhattan Neighborhood commercial property's appearance, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan provides commercial cleaning services to keep your Manhattan organization looking its best and mitigate future property damage.

  1. Scalable Cleaning Services: The Seasons can bring dirt and debris into your commercial property. An intensive deep cleaning of your small business or corporate offices will benefit morale and productivity, with a clean and healthy environment.?
  2. Deep Clean the Flooring: The Seasons can cause extreme wear and tear and a dulling on commercial flooring. A deep cleaning will revitalize tile and carpeting, prolonging life-span and avoiding expensive replacement costs.?
  3. Power Wash: Seasonal weather can be tough on your building’s exterior, concrete and pavement, make sure all roof and exterior walls, pathways, patios and parking lots are clean and in good repair. Replace, repair and power wash all hardscaping to keep it aesthetically pleasing and prolong its life-span.?
  4. Get Your Commercial HVAC System cleaned and inspected for the Spring and Summer: A well-maintained Commercial HVAC will run at peak performance and can prolong the lifespan of the system.

Our trusted and highly-trained IICRC certified disaster restoration crews use the latest technologies and techniques in commercial cleaning to provide a healthy work environment for your Manhattan employees and customers. We keep your building looking its best, offering a wide range of janitorial services including ongoing maintenance, specialty and seasonal, project-based and annual cleaning services that are scalable to meet your changing needs. Regardless of the size of your commercial property or the scope of services needed, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan offers detailed and comprehensive commercial cleaning services to fit your needs, carpet and floor cleaning, window and pressure washing, air duct and HVAC cleaning we can create a custom commercial cleaning solution based on your priorities, facility, and budget.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan works quickly after a fire or water disaster, helping avoid interruption to your restaurant or commercial property.

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Business interruption affects many parts of a business and can lead to a significant loss of profit, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan can help!

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan works quickly and efficiently to restore your fire and water damage, with little to no interruption to your West Village, Tribeca, Chelsea, East Village, New York City restaurant or other commercial property.

Running a restaurant or other commercial property is a challenge, time is of the essence when a disaster strikes your Manhattan restaurant or other commercial property. Business interruption affects not only your relationships with customers but also impacts the lives of your employees and can lead to a significant loss of profit. Our technicians make your recovery process from smoke, fire and water damage as simple as possible, from performing an initial inspection and assessment of existing damages to finalizing all repairs and performing a final walk through.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan’s fire and water damage restoration process begins with locating and repairing the source, making sure that it is no longer a problem. Each New York City property loss situation requires unique steps to ensure the safety of your patrons, employees and the workers performing repairs. If any hazards exist that affect the operations of your company, we notify you immediately. To properly remove standing water and other moisture that exists on your Manhattan property, we use quality water extraction equipment such as; wet-dry vacuums, hand-held and truck mounted extractors, or submersible pumps, depending on the amount of water that exists and the size of the affected area.

Even a localized kitchen fire can quickly spread to cabinetry and counters, requiring the need for both cleanup and even possibly demolition and reconstruction of your Manhattan restaurant or commercial property. Still, one of the most significant threats to a customer experience is the odor wafting through the dining area from a recent kitchen blaze. Our teams work tirelessly to clean, deodorize, and repair every damaged item found in your Manhattan, Garment District or Meatpacking District commercial property. Our experience gives us a unique perspective when it comes to cleaning delicate cooking utensils or high-dollar appliances. We also use an appropriate antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant to treat potential health risks, repairing your Manhattan property to a safe and healthy condition.  

Our Commercial Fire and Water Damage Restoration Process

Fire and water damage can leave your New York City restaurant or commercial property unsafe for potential customers. Our experienced SERVPRO of Central Manhattan restoration specialists are trained to clean and restore your property with as little disruption as possible.

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire & Water Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration & Rebuild

Fire or water damage to your Manhattan business is frustrating and needs to be dealt with by trained professionals to ensure further damage does not continue to impact your commercial property down the road. We understand the level of importance that surrounds maintaining a safe, healthy environment in your West Village, Tribeca, Chelsea, East Village, Manhattan restaurant. 

You need access to SERVPRO of Central Manhattan’s team of qualified professionals who are ready to provide you with the expert restoration services you deserve, a company that puts every effort into making damages on your New York City property disappear, “Like it never even happened.”

Have our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan professionals perform HEALTH AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY Services with our HVAC & AIR DUCT CLEANING Team.

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

HVAC and Air Duct System will start to slowly collect dirt and debris, the cumulative effect of this over time can lead to considerable energy loss.

Health and energy efficiency is a major concern for many Manhattan property owners and managers. It is becoming increasingly important to clean and maintain your HVAC and Air Duct systems to avoid any negative impact it could have on the health and efficiency of your West Village, Tribeca, Chelsea, East Village, and New York City property and occupants.
 
As much as half of the energy used in your home or business goes to heating and cooling. Making smart decisions about your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort.

BENEFITS OF OUR HEALTH & ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICES

  • Restore peak energy efficiency & lower energy costs
  • Eliminate allergens and odors
  • Reduce the potential for mold growth


Through normal HVAC use dirt and debris will start to slowly collect on the surfaces of your HVAC components, these contaminants if not properly maintained can cause a degradation of the efficiency of the entire system. The cumulative effect of this over time can lead to considerable energy loss and can be a contributor to higher energy bills for your Manhattan home or business. In addition, allergy and asthma sufferers, young children, and other occupants with breathing difficulties are more susceptible to poor indoor air quality.

COMMON PROBLEM AREAS

These are common problem areas that contribute to restricted airflow, increased energy consumption and reduced equipment longevity:

  • Duct and System Leakage
  • Closed, Clogged or Stuck Dampers
  • Filtration Issues
  • Excess or Damaged Ductwork
  • Failed Duct Liner
  • Clogged/Nonfunctioning Exhaust Systems


SERVPRO of Central Manhattan professionals can perform an inspection to access your system and determine the depth of your problem and if your system could benefit from our cleaning and maintenance services. If moisture is present, the potential for mold growth is increased, sending spores into your Manhattan, Garment District or Meatpacking District working or living spaces, creating a much larger problem. 
 

HVAC AND AIR DUCT CLEANING

Generally, refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers, heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pains, fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
 
PARTS OF AN HVAC UNIT THAT CAN BENEFIT FROM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE:

  • EVAPORATOR COIL: particle buildup can have an insulating effect on the surface of the coil, leading to longer cooling times and greater energy consumption.
  • HEATING COIL: dust and dirt will accumulate and clog air passages this restricts air flow and the furnace must run longer to reach desired temperatures. If a coil is severely impacted by debris, it can cause the unit to malfunction.
  • DAMPERS AND TURNING VANES: these elements ensure proper air flow throughout your system, particles or larger debris like insulation can obstruct or diminish airflow, leading to an overall degradation of the entire system.
  • AIR REGISTERS: dust and debris can accumulate on the blades and seriously reduce air flow, negatively impacting overall energy performance and comfort levels in the space.
  • FRESH AIR INTAKE SCREEN: these openings are integral to the quality of air inside your building, they quickly become clogged from environmental debris and buildup inhibits proper fresh air from entering the system.
  • FAN AND BLOWERS: particle buildup can reduce the capacity of the blades to move adequate air causing the blower motor to run longer while pushing less air per rotation. 

When HVAC systems are cleaned of dirt and debris, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperatures, air can flow more freely. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness, longer operating life, as well as health benefits and energy savings.

Our team of professionals can inspect your Manhattan HVAC or air duct system and access your specific situation and work with you to provide a solution to keep your business air quality healthy and energy efficient. The exact solution for your New York City property will depend on a few factors, including the size of your overall duct and vent system, how accessible your HVAC system is to our technicians, and the level of maintenance required.

Give SERVPRO of Central Manhattan a call for a Free Assessment, we are Always Here to Help! SERVPRO of Central Manhattan (212) 246-4148.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan went Back to School Early, Helping a New York City School with Restoration After Water Damage.

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Contacting our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan team following any water damage, will save precious time and minimize losses to your property.

When flooding caused extensive water damage in a Manhattan school, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan was there to help with restoration and reconstruction. 

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan was there to help, our certified professionals knew that water damage recovery starts with damage assessment, temporary protection, supervised implementation of emergency plans and ongoing monitoring. Our team completed the water extraction and dehumidification processes, thoroughly treated the affected surfaces to inhibit bacteria, mold and mildew growth, and began any necessary reconstruction of the school facility in record time, assuring that classes could resume as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan’s goal is to protect not only your belongings but also your health. We provide 24-hour emergency services that are essential to stabilizing and protecting your health and property from further damage. 

When water damage occurs in a school or other commercial building, knowing what to do will save precious time and ultimately minimize losses to your property and building contents. SERVPRO of Central Manhattan professionals have extensive experience repairing and restoring catastrophic water damage. Our technicians understand that unattended water damage continues to cause harm to your commercial property over time. Making it necessary to make quick, informed decisions, performing quality restoration services today, that save you from further damaging problems, tomorrow. 

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 water damage repair team of technicians put 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 STEPS FOR A WATER DAMAGE EMERGENCY

Step 1 - Emergency Contact
When you call, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO of Central Manhattan team respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
They carefully inspect your properties water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction
Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO of Central Manhattan professionals start this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification
After the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan local technicians use specialized equipment to target the water that is harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing
Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. Our team of professionals can clean and restore items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6 - Restoration
The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. When our disaster team arrives on the scene, they know how to handle it with expertise no matter the size or scope of the situation.

We take pride in providing our employees with the best tools, equipment, and vehicles to effectively and efficiently get the problem solved with minimal stress and impact on our customers. We know it is never anticipated when a water emergency occurs, but when you call in our SERVPRO of Central Manhattan team, you can count on us to get things refreshed and restored, like it never even happened!


If you need help to cleanup, restore and repair your property after a water damage event, give us a call (212) 246-4148 we are always here to help!

Protect Your Business with SERVPRO of Central Manhattan

7/29/2018 (Permalink)

Be prepared for anything with SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile

It might shock you to learn that, according to industry research as much as 50% of all businesses may never recover following a disaster. Almost half might seem intimidating as it may lead to believe the future of your company could down to a coinflip. Luckily, it isn’t that simple. Research suggests that preparedness is on of the most important factors when determining their likelihood of survival.  SERVPRO of Central Manhattan wants to help ensure that you and your business are prepared for the worst; and with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile at your disposal, we know you will be.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile is a new approach to preparation that will provide us with the critical information needed to begin damage mitigation and the recovery of your business. It was designed to serve as a quick reference of the important information you and SERVPRO of Central Manhattan. Utilizing SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile means you will receive the benefit of over 40 years’ experience in reducing and restoring damage.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

  • A cost-free assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile Document that contains the critical information needed in a emergency
  • A guide to help get you back into your building following a disaster
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work
  • Provides facility details such as priority areas and shut-off valves
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Central Manhattan as your disaster mitigation and restoration provide

How to get a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile:

  • Visit SERVPRO.com/ready and register for an account using an email address as your username
  • Choose SERVPRO of Central Manhattan as your preferred franchise representative
  • Begin creating ERPs for all your businesses
  • Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan app on to your smartphone or tablet
  • Launch the Ready app and sign in using the information provided earlier

After all these steps have been completed we hope you can rest a little easier knowing that with a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile and SERVPRO of Central Manhattan by your side your business will be back in action in no time. We want to make sure we get you back to 100% in no time, “like it never even happened.” Call us at (212) 246-4148

Don't Let Damage To Your Commercial Property Damage Your Bottom Line!

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Regardless of the size of your commercial property SERVPRO of Central Manhattan can help restore your business!

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan knows that your business can be greatly affected by damage done to your commercial property. Intense storms, blizzards, and floods can shut down your property and cost you money. If you are victimized by a disaster or suspect mold may be present in your commercial property, we recommend calling the experts here at SERVPRO of Central Manhattan as quickly as possible so we can get your property back in running condition. Every hour of work lost is an hour of lost revenue; that is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If your commercial property has been made inhabitable by fire damage, SERVPRO of Central Manhattan knows exactly what to do! Fire and smoke restoration experts will start by removing all damage done to your commercial property. Our technicians will also be able to remove all signs of the fire and smoke by careful removing the odor that lingers. Your fabrics and upholstery will also be repaired—like it never even happened!

Water damage from a sprinkler system, flood, or tropical storm can cause a lot of problems that will negatively affect your business. If you feel like you are above your head and drowning in a sea of woe, don’t worry because we will be your life preserver. After the structural drying is completed and the odor removed, our experts will remove any trace of significant water damage by cleaning any fabric or upholstery within the commercial property.

Mold can be difficult to detect, but the experts here at SERVPRO of Central Manhattan will be able to test for mold. If you have recently found a leak or you have been flooded there is a good chance mold will be present. We will start by using applied microbial remediation to remove any particles in the air, dry any affected area, remove the musty odor associated with mold, and as always clean your fabrics and upholstery.

Small offices, large retail warehouses, apartment buildings, or high-rise buildings—we can do it all!

SERVPRO of Central Manhattan specializes in cleaning and restoring your commercial and residential property. Our staff is thoroughly versed in damage restoration. We are constantly training our staff on the newest and most efficient ways to remove mold. We are IICRC-certified and great at what we do. Give us a call at (347) 690-7449 so we can get to work fixing your business!