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Commercial Water Restoration in Queens Is Better with Experts 

5/29/2024 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO trucks in front of a building with cation: "LARGE CREWS FOR LARGE LOSS" SERVPRO of Queens understands the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your business property. We are available 24/7.

Prompt Commercial Water Restoration in Queens Hotels 

Forced cancellations following water damage in a hotel can lead to revenue loss. SERVPRO’s expert restoration services can reduce business downtime by restoring your hotel to preloss condition as efficiently and quickly as possible, helping minimize the incident’s financial impact on your business.  

SERVPRO® provides expert commercial water restoration in Queens hotels. Water intrusion incidents can require replacing furniture or porous building materials like wood and drywall. The cleanup and repairs are the costliest aspects of water intrusion in hotels. Pooled water may penetrate floors, walls, and ceilings, damaging carpets, furniture, and electrical systems.  

If you fail to hire experts to clean up the water, long-term problems can develop caused by the remaining moisture and threaten the hotel’s reputation and prestige. An issue like mold infestation can lead to negative reviews of your hotel.  

To start the restoration process, our SERVPRO team can perform an assessment where our restoration team can meticulously document damage and ensure precise records for successful insurance claims. We have advanced water removal, drying, moisture mapping, and testing equipment. Therefore, our water restoration process is thorough. It involves the following phases: 

  • Inspection. 
  • Water extraction. 
  • Removal of unsalvageable structures and contents. 
  • Cleaning of affected areas. 
  • Application of antimicrobial agents. 
  • Deodorizing the affected areas.  

Our SERVPRO team can use air-moving and dehumidifying tools to achieve balanced drying, the ultimate drying situation in which the evaporation rate is slightly less than or equal to the ventilation or dehumidification rate. We can use infrared cameras to detect hidden pockets of water or moisture that are invisible to the naked eye and dry the affected areas as necessary.  

Based on the extent of the destruction, restoration may involve replacing or repairing damaged materials like insulation, flooring, and drywall. Our team has expertise in performing reconstruction.  

Keep water damage from holding your business back. Call SERVPRO of Steinway at (917) 341-4702 to perform the needed repairs. We’re Faster to any size disaster™.

Mold Removal Steps for Queens Properties with Severe Contamination

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

Mold on sheetrock removed from bottom of a wall with the caption: Mold Damage Can Happen Out of Sight The first step to resolving mold damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO.

Convenience and Safety When Dealing with Mold Damage

Queens, NY, is renowned for its cultural diversity, reflected in its cuisines, festivals, and neighborhoods. Cultural institutions include museums like the Queens Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Noguchi Museum, which showcase art, film, and history. Visitors and residents relax in numerous local parks and outdoor spaces like Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Astoria Park, and the Queens Botanical Garden. Local events held annually, like the Diwali Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and the Queens International Night Market, celebrate different cultural heritages. 

Mold removal from Queens properties becomes challenging when significant or hidden contamination occurs. Knowing the appropriate steps to take eases the difficulty and enhances safety for everyone involved. SERVPRO® has applied microbial remediation technicians who plan mold remediation properly.

 Essential Procedures That Facilitate Mold Removal

  • Donning protective equipment 
  • Establishing containment
  • Controlled demolition
  • Bagging and disposing of the debris

When mold is disturbed by wiping surfaces or cutting materials, its debris escapes into the air, where it can pose respiratory issues. Skin contact is also likely for the people working in the contaminated areas. Wearing protective equipment resolves this problem. Our SERVPRO crews wear respirators such as N95 or P100, protective gloves, and body suits, allowing us to work safely in areas affected by all levels of mold infestation. 

Apart from the protective materials worn by the people handling mold removal, another layer of protection is necessary at the structure level. Our SERVPRO crews use 6-mil or thicker plastic sheets to create a containment zone that limits the spread of mold debris and particulate matter to the rest of the structure.

Other Resources Necessary to Establish Containment

  • Durable tape to hold sheeting in place
  • Zipper doors for entry points
  • PVC pipes or spring-loaded metal rods for support

Resolving mold situations may involve accumulating significant debris from tearing down ceilings, wall panels, and insulation. Heavy-duty plastic bags help collect and aggregate debris, making them easier to dispose of.   

SERVPRO of Steinway helps when you need mold removal services. Call (917) 341-4702. 

Addressing Storm Flood Damage in Your Queens Brownstone

1/19/2024 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® is Here for Prompt, Reliable Storm Flood Restoration

Queens, with its historic brownstones and charming neighborhoods, is not immune to the unpredictable wrath of storm flood damage. When the elements unleash their fury, your beloved brownstone may find itself at the mercy of rising waters. The aftermath can be overwhelming, leaving you grappling with extensive water damage and potential hazards. Fortunately, our SERVPRO team is here to guide you through the restoration process, offering expert water extraction and meticulous storm flood restoration services.

Our Restoration Process Explained

Storm flood damage restoration in Queens is a multi-faceted process that demands precision and expertise. Here's a detailed look at what you can expect:

Water Extraction:

  • Our team employs state-of-the-art equipment to swiftly extract standing water from your brownstone, preventing further damage and mold growth.
  • Thorough assessment ensures no hidden pockets of water are left behind, minimizing the risk of structural damage.

Contamination Control:

  • Floodwaters often carry contaminants, posing health risks. Our experts implement rigorous decontamination measures to ensure your brownstone is safe and habitable.
  • Cleaning and disinfection extend beyond visible surfaces, targeting hidden areas where contaminants may linger.

Navigating Hazards with Precision

Handling storm flood damage involves navigating potential hazards with precision and care. Here's a closer look at the intricacies:

Structural Integrity:

  • Floodwaters can compromise the overall structural integrity of your brownstone. Our team conducts a thorough structural assessment, identifying and addressing vulnerabilities.
  • Reinforcement measures are implemented to restore the strength and stability of your property.

Electrical Concerns:

  • Water and electricity are a hazardous combination. We work with local electrical professionals to assess and address issues to eliminate potential safety hazards.
  • Comprehensive inspections and repairs ensure a safe living environment for you and your family.

In the aftermath of storm flood damage, our SERVPRO of Steinway team is your ally, dedicated to restoring your Queens brownstone with precision and care. Trust us to navigate the complexities, from water extraction to contamination control, ensuring your home emerges from the destruction stronger and more resilient than ever. Call us at (917) 341-4702. Faster to any size disaster™.

Expert Queens Living Room Fire Damage Cleanup

11/24/2023 (Permalink)

tech wiping soot from ceiling surface SERVPRO fire damage cleanup teams use professional-grade cleaning products to restore your Queens living room to preloss condition. Here to Help®

SERVPRO Provides Comprehensive Fire Damage Restoration

When disaster strikes in the form of fire damage, how quickly the cleanup begins matters. The reasons are simple: soot spreads with ease. And while firefighters may have extinguished the flames, the soot can attach to shoes and clothing and travel to other areas, bringing the pungent odor of smoke.

Fire damage in a Queens living room often can be traced back to electrical mishaps, unattended candles, or faulty appliances. The aftermath is a daunting sight with soot-covered walls, a smoky odor lingering, and the ceiling and furnishings bearing the brunt of the damage.

Specific problems homeowners face after fire damage:

  • Soot and smoke residue on walls and ceilings.
  • Discoloration of paint and wallpapers.
  • Warped or blistered wooden furniture.
  • Melted or charred upholstery and textiles.
  • Persistent smoky odor in the room.

The trained and certified pros from SERVPRO® approach each fire cleanup in an organized fashion to ensure a complete and thorough job is done every time. Handing off the fire cleanup and restoration task to a professional company can often make the difference between saving or replacing household contents.

How SERVPRO addresses fire restoration in Queens living spaces:

  • Employ specialized equipment to clean soot and smoke from surfaces.
  • Use of odor-neutralizing agents to remove the smoky smell from the room.
  • Clean, sanitize, and restore salvageable items.
  • Recommend replacement for extensively damaged items, ensuring safety and aesthetics.
  • Apply sealants to walls and ceilings to lock in lingering odors and stains.

Witnessing the aftermath of fire damage in their homes can be overwhelming for Queens residents. With SERVPRO's professional approach, homeowners can rest assured that their living room will be restored with utmost care. Whether cleaning soot-covered walls or addressing damaged furniture, SERVPRO has the expertise to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Steinway serves the Queens community 24/7 with

SERVPRO Offers Premium Water Damage Restoration in Queens

10/24/2023 (Permalink)

large desiccant dehu green SERVPRO stocks large numbers of desiccant dehumidifiers to mitigate water damage in Queens. "Like it never even happened."

Trust SERVPRO for Expert Water Damage Restoration in Queens

A water damage incident at your Queens home can greatly impact the aesthetics and structural integrity. Hiring professional restorers like SERVPRO® ensures the damage is addressed promptly, reducing its lasting impact on your property.

SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to tackle water damage at your Queens home. We start by surveying the extent of the damage by looking for signs of water intrusion in the structure. We use moisture detectors to identify the hidden moisture before preparing a comprehensive drying strategy.

Using Dehumidifiers to Boost Drying Speed During Water Restoration

Once SERVPRO techs remove the standing water from your Queens property, the next step is to create ideal drying conditions. We use different dehumidifiers to create perfect conditions by removing the excess water from the air.

The following types of dehumidifiers are most commonly used in Queens to return your home to preloss conditions as quickly as possible:

  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers: These machines work like an air conditioner unit, condensing the water vapor by passing over cooling coils. Once the water condenses, the dry air is circulated back into the drying environment to collect more moisture.
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers: Rather than condensing the moisture, these pieces of equipment work by absorbing the moisture into chemicals called desiccants. Once the desiccants are saturated with moisture, warm air is passed over them, causing them to release the water, and the moisture-laden air is vented outside.

Using Low Grain (LGR) Dehumidifiers

One of the most significant differences between conventional and LGR dehumidifiers is that the latter can dry space to a much lower humidity ratio. An LGR has a pre-cooling component that cools the air before it is moved across the evaporator coils. SERVPRO techs use this equipment to dry complex materials like hardwood floors.

Call SERVPRO of Steinway at (917) 341-4702 to get started. Remember, we are Here to Help®.