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SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration on Staten Island

6/6/2024 (Permalink)

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Staten Island Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services by SERVPRO® 

Staten Island is one of five boroughs comprising New York City. While it has the lowest population of the five boroughs, it has the largest land mass. There are extensive urban areas, parkland, and business areas throughout the borough. Water leaks from old plumbing, overflowing sinks and bathtubs, and back-ups in drains are common issues for many residents. 

Water damage restoration on Staten Island should be immediately addressed to avoid further damage from standing water soaking into porous materials. SERVPRO can be onsite within four hours of your call to our office. We immediately assess the situation and focus on mitigating further damage from water and contaminants.  

Our SERVPRO team follows an experience-proven process that minimizes and controls further damage to the contents and the structure of the building, leading to complete water damage restoration of your home “Like it never even happened.” 

  • Inspect and assess the water damage 
  • Remove and protect contents from additional exposure to water and moisture 
  • Remove standing water and extract water from porous materials, e.g., carpets, hardwood floors, etc. 
  • Begin dehumidification and drying of the affected space and contents 
  • All surfaces are cleaned and disinfected 
  • Restoration may include drywall repair, flooring replacement, and structural repairs as needed. 
  • We work closely with your insurance company to manage and document all claims 

SERVPRO manages large restoration projects involving all of the required trades. Significant damage in older buildings may involve specialized skilled tradespeople to remove mold infestations or asbestos insulation. Structural improvements to meet current building code guidelines, including building permits, are often required in these situations. We can help with these situations and provide expert advice regarding the best approach. 

Call for help with water damage cleanup, restoration, and repairs at SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island and nearby areas. Call (718) 750-9455

SERVPRO Provides High-Capacity Water Removal in Staten Island

12/2/2023 (Permalink)

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Need Help with Water Removal and Cleanup in Staten Island – Call SERVPRO®

Water leaking into your home from broken windows, ruptured plumbing, or overflowing sinks can cause immeasurable damage to your Staten Island home. When water remains in place for extended periods, additional damage is done to porous materials, causing them to swell and lose structural integrity. Failure to properly dry your home after a water leak can also lead to a severe mold infestation.

That’s why SERVPRO is prepared to respond 24/7 within four hours of your call to help with water removal, cleanup, and drying in your Staten Island home. High-capacity truck-mounted pumps are deployed, and water extractors for carpets, hardwood floors, dehumidifiers, and air movers are utilized. We aim to remove all excess water and begin drying your home as quickly as possible to mitigate further water damage.

SERVPRO also uses moisture meters to check in crevices and inside walls to confirm these spaces are dry and do not need treatment. We utilize an experience-tested process to ensure your home is returned to you “Like it never even happened.”

  • Assess water damage and determine equipment and technical requirements
  • Extract water from all areas of your home
  • Begin drying activity with dehumidifiers and air movers
  • Clean and sanitize the structure and contents of your home
  • Complete water damage restoration, repairs, replacement of carpets, etc., as needed 

Our team checks for water and moisture inside walls and in small crevices. Ignoring these areas can lead to the formation of mold, which can spread quickly if water removal is not completed correctly. Moisture meters and water extraction wands are used to identify and complete water removal. We use devices designed to blow dry air into these spaces, absorbing all remaining moisture and drying the area.

Call the water removal experts at SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island and nearby areas for assistance. We are Here to Help® 24/7. Call (718) 750-9455.

SERVPRO Approaches to Water Damage in Staten Island Homes

4/7/2023 (Permalink)

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Our Quick Response to Water Damage

Water damage incidents can occur without warning, from a burst pipe to a broken hose from a water-fed appliance in your kitchen or laundry room. These disasters rapidly spread through a structure, impacting multiple rooms of your home and creating a threatening situation opposing threats of structural deterioration, mold development, and other concerns.

  • Drying
  • Extraction
  • Content cleanup
  • Repairs and rebuilding
  • Removing odors

The Phases and Focuses of Water Damage Recovery

Professional cleanup of water damage in Staten Island homes and businesses involves several phases and stages. Our prompt response to emergencies allows us to begin needed emergency services as soon as we arrive. Some of our professionals' first actions include managing damaged contents and personal belongings, relocating them to a safe space, or providing a staging area for cleaning these items on-site. We can thoroughly inspect your household to determine the most efficient restoration and recovery solutions to get life back to normal.

Water Removal Services

When our technicians arrive at a home with standing water, the most urgent priority is removing this pooling water and assessing the damage to the materials impacted. Our inventory has multiple extraction tools and equipment, ranging from powerful truck-mounted extractors to smaller, more manageable submersible pumps and wet vacuums.

Thorough and Quick Drying

Drying is a universal need for damaged homes. Water can quickly migrate into building materials and structural cavities, making efficient drying practices critical in the recovery of your home. Certain tools are vital in this effort:

  • Centrifugal Air Movers

Airflow is necessary to ventilate a moist area of the house and allow for surface evaporation of wet materials. Centrifugal air movers are among the most commonly used tools for this purpose.

  • Portable Heaters

One of the drying principles is managing and adjusting the temperature of the affected space. Portable heaters can introduce warmer temperatures that promote more efficient evaporation.

  • Moisture Management

Another vital element of effective drying is our use of dehumidifiers and other moisture management tools. Humidity is a significant concern when regulating water damage; these tools collect moisture from the environment for removal.

  • Drying Mats

Special drying equipment like mats is needed to manage moisture and water trapped in surfaces like wood plank flooring. We set these units up to pull water up from the subflooring before molecules bond with the cellulose of the wood and distort the installed planks permanently.

Preventing the Threat of Mold

Water damage often leads to other threats and risks to your structure and well-being, such as mold growth. We have effective means of cleaning up these colonies and protecting the hosting material from permanent ruin when possible. Our remediation is a multi-faceted approach at the tail of our water restoration efforts:

  • Sporicidal Agents – Our team uses proprietary products to eliminate mold spores on surfaces and provide a protective coating against future colonization.
  • Managing Moisture – Depending on the materials affected, we might recommend more permanent moisture management in the form of sump pumps, dehumidifiers, or other solutions.
  • Inhibiting Long-Term Growth – Stopping recurring mold is another key to effectively managing this post-water damage threat. Through repairs and inhibiting products, we can stall new growth.

There is little time to waste when contending with water damage threats to your home or business. Thousands of water damage claims occur every year, making the prompt response of SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island critical to protect what matters most to homeowners. We are ready 24/7 with experienced technicians and state-of-the-art equipment and products. Call us at (718) 750-9455.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Water Damage Restoration in Staten Island

2/6/2023 (Permalink)

submersible pump SERVPRO techs swiftly extract pooling water and dry out your Staten Island dwelling--"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Fast and Efficient Service Saves Staten Island Homes from Water Damage

Water damage to your Statin Island home can be devastating, whether from a ceiling leak, burst pipes, or faulty plumbing. It is essential to act quickly to prevent further damage and restore your property to its preloss condition.

Restorers like SERVPRO use advanced technology and equipment to ensure that water damage to your Staten Island home is brought under control before it causes a lasting impact. Our IICRC-certified techs remove the standing water from your property as soon as possible, followed by drying out the structure.  

Type of Water Extraction Equipment We Use During Water Clean Up

Several types of water extraction equipment are available to remove the standing water from your flooded home. However, it is crucial to use the right kind of equipment for the best results. Depending on factors like how much water is present and from where it needs to be extracted, SERVPRO techs use the following water extraction equipment-

  • Portable extractors are small, compact machines that SERVPRO techs can quickly move to the affected area. These extractors work on electricity and are ideal when removing small amounts of water.
  • Truck-mounted extractors are Large machines mounted on a truck and can handle high volumes of water removal and operate on fuel from the truck.
  • Submersible pumps are designed for use in flooded basements and other deep-standing water areas that need a higher vertical lift.
  • Trash pumps are heavy-duty pumps designed specifically to remove water from large areas containing a lot of floating debris and sediment.

Deep Extraction Tools

Once the techs remove the standing water, they use deep extraction tools to remove water absorbed into the carpets. These devices squeeze the carpet and pad to extract the absorbed water and accelerate drying.

Call SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island at (718) 750-9455; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.