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Starting Water Damage Restoration in Queens Quickly

8/13/2023 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with water covering the hardwood floor Water damage repair is a job best left to the professionals. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians and equipment to fix any disaster.

SERVPRO? Helps Water Cleanup at Every Stage

Queens is the largest of the NYC boroughs and is home to 2.4 million people. It is one of the more diverse subsections of the metropolis, having neighborhoods devoted to all classes and featuring diverse high-rise and single-family structures. Queens also features Coney Island and The Rockaways, providing a stretch of beach that has become attractive to surfers and swimmers for several months of the year.

While you might not want to need water damage restoration in your Queens home or business, it is nice to know experienced professionals are ready to help. Whether a Large Loss involving Citi Field or the New York Hall of Science to high-rise apartment units where disasters impact several homes simultaneously, fast action is critical. This fact can be especially true for the many protected buildings and properties throughout the Central Ridgewood Historic District. These aging structures provide a look at primarily bygone architecture and the unique history of the borough.

Water Damage Restoration Solutions

Effective water damage restoration services involve several steps and stages. The experience and skill of our IICRC-certified recovery team ensure that you have competent professionals to guide you through each phase of returning your home or business to preloss condition. We arrive fast to begin mitigation to keep the situation from worsening and stay with the project until it feels like home again. Steps can include:

  • Extraction 
  • Drying
  • Content Cleaning
  • Repairs
  • Mold Prevention 

Water damage restoration can be as stressful as catching a flight out of LaGuardia or JFK International Airport. Experience matters with your Queens County property, which can be particularly true for cultural centers this part of the city is known for, such as the Louis Armstrong Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, and the Noguchi Museum. SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island is here to help when needed. Call us at (718) 400-9051.

SERVPRO Helps Rockaway Park Homes Overcome Water Damage

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO air mover with the caption “Here to Help” SERVPRO is always Here to Help our Rockaway Park neighbors to restore their water damaged properties.

Steps To Overcome Water Damage

Water damage recovery service calls make up a large percentage of the work we do throughout the year. Homes experience multiple types of disasters in this area, allowing water to move rapidly from the source throughout the house. Professionals like ours understand that every situation is different, so we arrive with hundreds of drying tools to match the specific conditions of your home for efficient and effective cleanup. Some of the common types of disasters that could impact your home include:

  • Burst pipes
  • Leaks
  • Appliance failures
  • Spills
  • Flooding

 Qualified SERVPRO Technicians to Help

Water damage in Rockaway Park must be handled fast. Most DIY cleanup and recovery are not ideal for damaging disasters in your residence, specifically because surface cleaning only sometimes addresses the entire issue. You must often lean on the experience and accreditations of professional restorers like our team to help. We are WRT-Certified through the IICRC. With 24/7 availability from our centrally located facility, we can quickly reach properties throughout The Rockaways and Coney Island.

Rapid Mitigation Solutions

Our professionals need to work fast to determine the pressing concerns after we arrive. Mitigation is meant to regulate conditions that could make restoration more complicated or create an unsafe environment for your family. Our emergency services focus on several areas where we can help, often focusing first on removing any standing water that might be present in the house. It is challenging to determine the extent of damage to the rest of the property without first addressing hindrances to a proper inspection.

Extraction and Water Removal Services

Various extraction tools will be necessary to address the water standing in several areas of the house. Severe water pooling will require our most powerful removal equipment. A truck-mount extractor, self-power sourced with gas or diesel fuel, is part of our Green Fleet of service vehicles. More manageable conditions can fall under our inventory's capable equipment, like pumps and vacuums. We also utilize attachments and accessories for wet vacuums, such as light wands and squeegee wands, to provide the finishing touches on surface water damage.

Caring for the Contents of Your Home

Under the right conditions, it will take little time for your personal belongings and treasured possessions to become permanently ruined by water exposure. It is a priority of our restoration team to work in the early stages to relocate at-risk items to a safer location or create a staging area for on-site cleaning and recovery. Our content claims service can also help insurance companies to keep track of loss and our efforts to salvage what can be cleaned.

Needed Drying Equipment

Any water damage situation involving your home requires some degree of drying. While the specifics of this need will vary from property to property, the underlying requirements of evaporation and humidity control remain the same. Some of the common approaches for our efficient drying process include:

  • Centrifugal Movers – Powerful blowers force air against wet materials to directly dry these installed elements as rapidly as possible.
  • Dehumidification Units – Where air movers work to create evaporation and force moisture into the air, dehumidifiers regulate this humidity to continue the drying process. Two dehumidification units come into our process: desiccants and low-grain refrigerant options.
  • Drying Mats – Flooring like hardwood can be complicated to dry. Mats remove moisture through capillary suction, often preserving these planks from permanent damage.

You do not have to let water damage destroy your home. Count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island team to help. We are available 24/7 at (718) 400-9051.

Rockaway Park Residents Count on SERVPRO After Water Damage

2/6/2023 (Permalink)

damaged ceiling with mold stains SERVPRO says rapid water damage mitigation can prevent mold harm to your Rockaway Park home

SERVPRO Is Fast and Efficient in Restoring Water Damage to Rockaway Park Homes

Water damage to your Rockaway Park home can have serious consequences, including compromised structural integrity of building materials. The best way to limit the harm is to hire professional restorers like SERVPRO.

SERVPRO understands the importance of quick and effective water damage remediation to your Rockaway Park home. Our team of IICRC-certified technicians is equipped with the latest technology and tools to safely and efficiently remove water from your property, dry out any affected areas, and prevent long-term structural damage.

Controlling Contamination During Water Clean Up

Although microbes always exist within our indoor environments, when water is present in an environment due to a water damage incident, microbes will grow given enough time and the proper conditions. Even sanitary water (category 1), if left unmitigated for two to three days, can cause microbes to amplify, turning it into a category 2 or 3 situation. Our SERVPRO can deal with contaminated water, and we advise our neighbors to seek professional help.

SERVPRO techs take the following primary steps during water mitigation to ensure that the microbial contamination is under control and does not spread throughout the structure -

  • Remove the standing water as quickly as possible.
  • Drying the environment so that the moisture levels return to preloss conditions
  • Removing and disposing of any contaminated material safely

Once these primary steps are done, the techs use professional products containing antimicrobial agents to help slow or control the growth of microbes.

We Use Safe Antimicrobials

SERVPRO techs only use EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants when water damage presents a potential for contamination. Our techs use all the necessary safety precautions while applying these products and ensure they are used according to the label instructions. We also ensure that our customers are informed about the types of antimicrobial products used on their properties.

Call SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island, at (718) 400-9051 for a service you can trust.