Fire Damage Cleanup Done Right
Using special soot sponges to remove soot from the walls
Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house, but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpointunderstands how your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are what make your house a home.
SERVPRO specializes in restoring contents damaged by a variety of disasters such as water, fire, or storms. Our expertise allows us to have a “restore” versus “replace” mentality that can help save money, while also preserving your keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We test your belongings to determine what items can be restored to pre-fire condition. We'll use several methods to clean your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
We take Care of the Pack-Outs
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, we can conduct an organized and efficient move of the affected area into storage. A move-out has several benefits, including:
- A speedy remodeling process
- Safekeeping of items from potential damage
When restoration is complete, we'll work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. SERVPRO can coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents, and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, there are a variety options for the restoration of documents.
Summer Time Water Damages
Here we got a call for a water damage that had grown quite a bit of mold in the summer heat and constant moisture.
How Does Mold Form?
Mold is present all around, indoors and out floating in the air through AC, heatings, on your clothes or even your dog. Mold thrives in moist environments and can grow in as little as 48 hours. Mold spores can affect people with compromised immune systems and those with allergies. Wet areas of your home are very prone to mold and can be causing you issues you may have never realized. With all of the rain we have experienced recently, it is important to inspect your home for signs of mold or any water leaks. Some common places to check for mold include: under your sink, behind your toilet, behind your fridge/freezer, basement, and around windows
What to do?
While it is possible to clean up mold yourself, we recommend giving a professional a call. Depending on the severity and type of mold you could put yourself at risk cleaning it up and make the problem more severe. Oftentimes people attempt to clean these issues up themselves only to result in more growth over time as the root issue is not taken care of. At SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we are trained in mold remediation and will stop the current spread, as well as any future spreading of mold spores in your home or business. Mold cleanup requires special chemicals and equipment to be done correctly, and at SERVPRO we have tested our products with great results for years.
Pro tip: The smell of mold is the biggest sign you should have your home/business checked out. The musty/earthy smell under your kitchen sink could be causing you and your family health effects you never realized.
Connecting With Our Community
Summer is Here!
Lately the Williamsburg area has had the luck of experiencing some amazing weather to enjoy. With this great weather we have had the chance to connect with members of our community in the outdoors, and on the golf course. We sponsored a lunch after meeting up at the course with some new people. When we were all done everyone agree it was a lot of fun to meet new people, and tell them about what we do. Overall the team had an amazing day and met some incredible people along the way!
At SERVPRO we are big on getting to know what's going on around us, and the people we are helping are more than just a job. When you see a SERVPRO truck you should think about all the awesome things we do! Whether it is cleaning up a flood in your basement or restoring your entire home after a fire damage, SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint is there for our community members when they need us most and always making sure you know each day at work is more than just work for us.
Fire Sprinkler Water Damage
If your commercial property suffers significant water damage your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint has around the clock emergency help. Water damage occurring on your commercial property can be caused by, a flood from a storm, a burst/ leaky pipe, or even a broken sewage system- regardless of how we can fix it.
As an owner, or property manager of a commercial building it is extremely important to hire a professional water damage remediation service to assist in taking care of the loss and preventing future damage that can occur if the loss is not treated in a timely and correct manner. SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint has a crew of certified and accredited professionals who are ready to assist you in a timely and professional manner.
Recent Cleanup Story-
Recently, SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint was able to help a local hotel, when the sprinkler system was activated on the 7th floor of the building, leading to water damage. Our crew responded to their call immediately. We began to assess the extent of the damage and returned in the days following to continue the scope of the work.
Our SERVPRO crew arrived on sight and began the extraction and cleaning of the affected areas. First, we removed the damaged area- from under the beds and submitted them for appraisal. Base-molding was removed from the water soaked drywall in the affected rooms and corridors. Access holes were then drilled to begin the proper drying process. The 6th Floor carpet was removed and the sub floor (concrete) was treated with antimicrobial. The antimicrobial was utilized to destroy or suppress bacteria, viruses, and fungi that the water damage caused. Our crew also had to remove the 6th floor carpet. We cut 1x1 access holes in the ceiling corridor to allow air flow in the ceiling cavity. For proper drying, we let the equipment run for 3 days.
Our crew cleaned and deodorized both the 6th and 7th floor. We used dehumidifiers, air movers and scrubbers to properly clean and remove the water. Our SERVPRO crew was able to take care of the water damage in an appropriate and professional way while also being mindful of the occupants in the hotel.
Water removal services from our professionally trained team can lessen stress and restore your commercial property to its preloss state faster than the competitors. Our services are available for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year because disasters don't wait to happen. Call us at (917) 809-6562
Why Trust SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint?
When you have an emergency, SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint is available any time of the day to respond to all jobs, large or small. When you are dealing with something like flooding, or fire damage, immediate action is crucial.
We understand that when you call us, you may be confused, stressed, and not sure what to do next. Let the experts at SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint help and guide you through the next steps. We have the necessary disaster cleanup training and experience to help you through this tough time.
What to Expect-
These questions below are what to expect from us, and will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When the flooding or water damage occurred
- What caused the water damage (if known)
- Whether the source of water has been addressed. For example, if your sump pump failed, we'll need to know if the plumber has been out to fix the pump.
- Whether electricity is available on-site
- We will find a time to come to your home or business, either for immediate response or to inspect and provide an estimate
About SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint
At SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we specialize in cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property disasters such as, a fire, smoke, or water damage. Our team is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at our corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property to its preloss condition. We understand that sudden water damage to your home or business is unplanned, unexpected, and inconvenient. Whether you have a sewage backup, burst pipe or valve, or a fire in the kitchen -- you want the problem addressed and resolved. Call on SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and let us help you with your emergency.
Some Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Home
A fire in your Brooklyn home can get out of control quickly and result in damage you don't want to experience. It only takes an estimated five minutes for a home to become engulfed in flames. Fires spread extremely fast, with a major fire able to develop within just 30 seconds. In order to prevent fires from starting, please take some time to review the following information to keep you and your family out of harm's way!
Test Your Smoke Alarms Monthly-
A working smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death in the case of a fire. At SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we recommend you install a dual-sensor smoke alarm: these contain sensors that pick up on both ionization and photoelectric smoke. Test your batteries monthly and replace batteries annually. Depending on your manufacturer, you can expect to change your smoke alarm once every 8-10 years.
Stay in the Kitchen If You Are Cooking-
If you are actively using heat to cook in the kitchen, be sure to supervise at all times. If you have to leave at any point, be sure to turn off the stove. Cooking is the leading cause of house fires in America and can be easily prevented through diligence.
Replaces Bad Wires-
Any appliances that have worn or damaged cords should be replaced ASAP. Wires that are frayed can cause fires, especially if close to rugs or furniture that can spread the fire further.
Move Flammable Items From Heat Sources-
When cooking, be sure to keep flammables (such as alcohol or hand sanitizer) far away from the heat source.
Supervise Children Around Heat or Fire-
Never leave a child unsupervised near a stove or candles! Not even for a short period of time should children be left unattended with a source of fire.
SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint is There
Most house or apartment fires are easily avoidable. With some foresight, you may never have to know the damage that can accompany a fire in the home. However, here at SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we are here to help if you require help for fire restoration. Just give us a call at (917) 809-6562 and we will make it look "Like it never even happened."
Post Construction Cleanup Made Easy
Post Construction Cleanup
Choosing the Best in The Industry
When the floors are put down and the drywall is up, it is almost time to move in, but it's also time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay down fresh carpet, paint and decorate the final product. SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint professionals can provide the debris removal services to prepare the construction for its final installations and details. Structural integrity, safety, and deadlines are all part of the construction day to day. When your construction is done, we can finish up the rest. Don’t settle for anything but the best service possible, choose SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint to get the job done right.
Service You Can Trust
SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint can help you meet your deadlines by providing thorough post-construction services in an efficient manner. Whether you had water damage along the way or just want to ensure the dust is properly cleaned up, call us to learn about our services.
Our services include:
- Wet and dry surface cleanup
- HEPA vacuuming
- Fast Track Drying
- Window Cleaning
- Debris Removal
- Emergency Response Restoration and Clean Up Services
- Dehumidification and Drying
- Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
- Deodorization and Sanitation
- Final Detailed Cleaning
24/7 Water Damage Assistance
24 Hour Emergency Service
Being available 24/7 means we don't stick to the "regular" business hours. Why? Because emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours! SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint provides emergency water restoration services every day of the year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.
Why the Need for Speed?
In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is essential to preventing more serious damage. Below is a basic timeline of what happens when water strikes:
- Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
- Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
- Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
- Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp
Hours 1 - 24:
- Drywall, heavy with the water it absorbed, begins to swell and break down
- Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
- Furniture begins to swell and crack
- Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
- A musty odor appears
48 Hours to 1 Week:
- Mold and mildew may grow and spread, especially in prime conditions
- Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
- Metal begins to rust and corrode
- Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
- Paint begins to blister
- Wood flooring swells and warps
- Serious biohazard contamination is possible
Over 1 Week:
- Restoration time and cost increase dramatically
- Replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive and costly
- Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants
Call Up SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint to solve your water damage as soon as possible... Don't forget we can save you lots of time and money the sooner you call!
Fire damage in your Brooklyn Home
Extensive Fire Damage? We've Got you!
Easing The Stress Of Fire Damage
When you have experienced something as devastating as a fire, you may be worried about what will happen next. This generally involves an extensive cleanup and restoration that can bring your home back to its original state. With the methods we use, removal of smoke odors is something we excel with at SERVPRO. Every step breaks down residue, and we also have measures that help locate any areas where odorous particles may be hiding.
- Pack-out services for cleaning contents off-site can help prevent smoke odor transferring into your home's unaffected areas.
- We carefully clean all soot-covered surfaces, leaving no area without proper treatment.
- Technicians have access to a range of EPA-approved antimicrobials and cleaning agents to facilitate cleanup efficiently.
- We can use thermal fogging machinery for pungent odors to recreate the situation that brought on the odor penetration.
- We also seal off areas to keep odors from popping up, including walls and the ductwork for your HVAC system.
Contact Us ASAP-
After the flames get extinguished, you must wait for approval from first responders on the scene to enter safely. Once you contact SERVPRO to clean up your fire damage in Brooklyn, our team arrives, and the crew chief begins the assessment. During the initial inspection and walkthrough, we note the damage to formulate the correct plan of action that utilizes the best equipment and restoration techniques for the job. We must work to restore and salvage whatever possible to save your cherished belongings while also saving you time and money.
Basement Water Damage in Brooklyn
Water In The Basement
Water Damage Made Easy
Your basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
Regardless of how or when it happened we will be there for you and your family to clean it up and get your life back to normal again. No one wants to be limited in their own home, don't deal with the hassle of a cleanup yourself- give us a call and we will be right there to help. These homeowners gave us a call in the middle of the night and we arrived immediately to begin the extraction and drying process. Being accessible at all hours allows us to prevent damage that would occur while it sat, not only does this save you money it saves you a lot of time by preventing bigger issues
We are a company you can trust to be there when you need us most, don’t settle for anything but the best and give SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint a call.