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The Fastest to The Disaster

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Speedy Response Time

Since we are a locally owned and operated franchise, we respond quicker and ensure our trucks are packed full with the right resources, an extremely important aspect to a quick response. Our speedy response lessens the damage and helps prevent further damage which in turn reduces the cleanup and restoration cost overall. This also means you can resume your normal life sooner and without this problem in your way. 

The Tools Needed to Handle Storm Damage

Our own warehouse is equipped with state of the art equipment and our thoroughly tested cleaning products we use. We can even access equipment and resources from a network of over 1,650 Franchises across the United States. In the event of a big disaster, our elite Disaster Recovery Teams are strategically located throughout the United States and on standby. During countless natural disasters SERVPRO has proven their loyalty to the communities they serve and the effectiveness of our work. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (917)-809-6562

SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint specializes in storm damage cleanup and restoration for homes and businesses no matter the size. Our team is professionally trained and equipped with specialized equipment to restore your home to the original condition making it seem "Like it never even happened."

Keeping Your Pets Safe During A Storm

10/10/2021 (Permalink)

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The Storm is Here, Now What?

When a thunderstorm or hurricane is arrives, it is necessary to have precautions ready. Your pets are your family, and we understand the importance they hold. One thing you must do is prepare for a storm, while it may seem overwhelming to think about a disaster, it will make everything run smoother if it does happen to occur. We have created some steps to protect your furry family members from harm.

They biggest thing to do is keeping your pets inside as much as possible. This is the most surefire way to guarantee that they will not bolt off when thunder rumbles and lightning begins to flash. On top of keeping them inside you not only need to have supplies for yourself, you must have supplies for your pets.

  • Water for each pet
  • Non-perishable pet food
  • Pet medications
    • make sure to get these before 
  • Leashes and ID Tags
    • keep ID tags up to date
  • Dog Bed, Toys, and Treats
  • First Aid Kit
  • Vaccinations are up to Date

Somehow Your Pet Does Escape- Now What?

Stay Calm: While this is not an easy task when your furry friend goes missing, some pets get nervous due to hearing their owner yell, making them think they are in trouble.

Microchip your pets: If your pet does escape from your backyard, an animal shelter or vet can reach you and verify that you are the owner of your pet with a microchip.

Take Pictures of your Pets: Who doesn't love taking pictures of their pet? This can make it easier to locate your pet on social media or local flyers.

Pet ID: Keep your pets tags up to date, including a phone number and your name.

Prepare for any Injuries: Is it serious or something you can take care of yourself? Call a vet, they may be able to help you over the phone. 

Our pets can be our best friends, and keeping them safe is always a top priority. It is crucial to be sure you are prepared to care for those who need you to stay safe everyday.

How We Can Restore Your Furniture After The Storm

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

The chances of restoring your furniture after a flood depend on how fast you act, the level of flooding that occurred, and the quality and materials of the furniture affected. Less porous and more solid wood furniture has a much better chance of being salvaged than stuff like particle board or upholstered furniture from big box stores. Even though restoring water damaged furniture seems like an easy task, it is better to leave it to professionals like SERVPRO. If you follow some of the tips listed below we will be able to help much more than if you do not. 

Immediately after a flood, consider performing the following tasks so we can better assist on arrival :

  • Act fast, damages on your valuables will be worsened if allowed more time to pass after the initial content with water. 
    • Take them away from the area and call SERVPRO immediately 
  • Move furniture to drier areas to start the drying process and get excess moisture out of the equation
  • Make sure you take photos of the damaged items for insurance. These photos can help you when filing a claim to them
  • Decide on the furniture to restore and what is not worth trying to save
    • You must consider: the damage severity, the sentimental value, actual value and the total cost of restoration to get the item back to new.
  • Separate upholstery fabrics and the other colored items from each other to prevent bleeding of colors. Never air dry it as this may lead to mildew or mold growth from the soaked cushions and external conditions. 

While we always recommend protecting your home from flooding before it happens, the unexpected happens quickly. If disaster strikes unexpectedly, our technicians are always on standby and prepared to assist you with your restoration. Contact us at any time, any day, if you are looking for the best restoration service around.

SERVPRO For COVID-19 Cleaning

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO for your COVID-19 Cleaning?

COVID-19 has made everyone rethink how clean their offices are, and the things they touch every day. At SERVPRO we are dedicated to keeping your employees as well as clients entering your work space safe. This is something we have made possible through our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned program, a level of clean beyond what any normal janitorial service is able to complete. 

The Certified SERVPRO Cleaned program uses a combinations of our knowledge over 50 plus years in cleaning biohazards we understand regulations and safety precautions necessary. Using this knowledge we are able to deep clean and disinfect all porous and non-porous surfaces to the highest standard. This involves the use of tested and proven products and techniques we use in the industry, all coupled with our trained employees.

SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint is only a call away to get your place of business completely cleaned- making everyone safer!

Tropical Storm Henri Inbound

8/21/2021 (Permalink)

Tropical storm Henri is evolving into a hurricane that will slam the Northeast, high speed winds, flooding, and heavy rain are expected. It is important you and your family stay safe and prepared, below are some tips on how to do so:

How to Prepare for Tropical Storm Henri-

  • Be informed- make sure you are receiving alerts, warnings, and public safety information before, during, and after emergencies. 
  • Learn if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone- if you do, make a plan to evacuate
  • Learn whether your property is in a flood-prone or high-risk area via the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood maps.
  • Create and commit to memory your family emergency plan and discuss it with them.
  • Assemble an emergency kit with what you will need such as food, water, medication, and communication.
  • Prepare for possible power outages and blocked streets.
  • Take photos or videos of your personal property and store these records in a safe place.
  • Prepare your home with temporary plywood covers to protect windows and sliding doors if possible.

Create a Plan-

  • Pick more than one safe place in your home where you can go if there is an emergency.
  • Pick two ways to get out in case you have to leave, and keep these exits clear.
  • Pick a place for your family to meet in case you are separated -- one in and one outside your neighborhood.
  • Pick a place where you can stay in case you must evacuate your home.
  • Make a plan to keep your pets safe if there is an emergency.
  • Know how to turn off the electricity, gas and water in your home.
  • Take photos of possessions inside and outside your home in case you need them for insurance purposes.

Once it's over?

Once a hurricane is underway, the experts urge people to avoid driving and stay indoors. Flooding and damaging winds can make traveling extremely dangerous. Nearly 90% of all hurricane-related deaths involve water, according to the National Weather Service.

If you must travel, experts warn not to walk or drive through flowing water. Six inches of swiftly moving water can knock you off of your feet and cars can be swept away in just two feet of moving water. Stay safe and stay informed, SERVPRO will be there for you after the storm. 

Why You Need To Clean Your Carpets In Your Building

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

The pandemic has forced business owners to re-evaluate almost every aspect of business. From how they run their day to day life in the office, to how they interact with their clients. Companies of all sizes have been driven to make changes never seen before, internally and externally, to stay afloat during this time of crisis. While some of the changes are strategic, others may be more practical. We have seen that keeping the workplace clean is one of the biggest shifts in businesses across the world. While everyone has always strived to keep a clean workplace, the standards of cleanliness have changed dramatically. Commercial carpet cleaning is one of the features of keeping an office clean that has gotten more attention recently, and definitely for good reason.

So why should you?

Failing to regularly get your carpets cleaned in a commercial building can negatively impact your company in a number of ways. people will look poorly upon dirty carpets, giving off a bad first impression. But most importantly, dirty carpets hold a wide range of bacteria that can make the workplace unsafe for your employees and clients. Not just during COVID, but it is important to always maintain a clean and healthy working environment to keep staff safe and wanting to work to the best of their ability. Things like dust, dirt, and even dead skin flakes will quickly accumulate on a carpet that has numerous different people on it everyday, making the appearance suffer as well as creating an unclean working environment. Carpets are by and far the most common type of flooring found in commercial spaces across the country, making maintenance and care critical. Additionally, regular commercial carpet cleaning will extend the life of the carpet and thus save the owner money in the long run.

Why choose us?

At SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint , we are specialists in commercial carpet cleaning. With many years of experience and training, our commercial carpet cleaners are experts in their field and ready to complete a premium job. Contact us today, we are available  24/7 and glad to tell you more!

Maintaining a Clean Office Environment

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

A clean office reflects on you-

Business owners know how overwhelming running an office can be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; at SERVPRO we understand. When it is your responsibility to oversee the day-to-day operations within a company, keeping it clean is understandably the last thing on your mind. Dusty cabinets or stained carpet floors with everything in between makes keeping your workspace clean and neat a constant challenge. But during the midst of a spread of COVID-19, keeping a workspace tidy is more important than many business owners imagine. Studies have shown that work productivity and employee morale is much higher when an office space is kept well-ordered and organized. Don’t waste your preciso time trying to do it yourself, hiring commercial cleaning services like SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint to regularly visit your office and clean as well as disinfect, is a bottom line in today's day and age. 

In addition to helping motivate your employees, a clean office is also crucial for clients and guests who visit. How can a potential client trust that your company will provide great services if your office is a mess? Spend some time today walking around your office and give yourself a score against this clean workspace checklist:

  • Clean floors: check for carpet stains and dirt on hard floors
  • Trash cans: empty your trash cans each night and wash as needed
  • Dusting: spot check all surfaces and furniture for unwanted dust
  • Fingerprints: remove any marks from glass doors, windows, surfaces, and walls as well as any door frames and light switches
  • Disinfect: make sure all floors are mopped and door handles are cleaned
  • Cabinets: spot clean and polish all office furniture to remove any unwanted stains
  • Break Room: keep kitchen and fridge/freezer clean and tidy, throw away expired or old food/beverages
  • Vents: vacuum vents once a month
  • Organize: make sure all files, folders, and papers are neatly stored
  • Restrooms: refill soap dispenser, disinfect surfaces, clean toilets, and make sure that all bathroom appliances are operating correctly

It does not matter what type of office you run, cleanliness is essential to the well-being of your business, its clients and most importantly its employees. Be sure to keep this checklist in mind when you consider hiring SERVPRO to clean your office for you, it is no easy task especially to do correctly. 

Professional Cleaning For All

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

The economic effects of COVID-19 have struck everyone around the world. With a freeze on activity, businesses have been forced to limit services and reduce their workforce to a bare minimum. In New York especially, a city that thrives on interaction, residents have gone without work due to business closings. An exorbitant amount of requests for unemployment relief have been filed causing a backup in the government’s ability to process claims in a timely manner. In turn, creating a loss of income and debt accumulation not only for residents but for homeowners alike. Everyone has taken a hit and wants to get back on their feet again to make life “normal” again. 

These are hard times, and here at SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we understand the toll it has taken. Disinfecting our homes, businesses, schools and medical facilities is of the utmost importance in a pandemic like this one, many may not have the financial means to support the cost of these services to keep them safe in a time of need. 

We at SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint work with our clients to ensure we are able to provide them with the service they need at a cost they can afford. For details, feel free to contact us any time, we’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in our communities.

Buckled Floor? Don’t wait!

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

What does it mean?

Floor buckling is the most extreme reaction that can occur due to moisture in a hardwood floor. The buckling occurs when the wood flooring pulls up from the subfloor due to moisture being embedded underneath causing it to lift several inches in one or more places. Fortunately, this is not a common occurrence in most buildings, but it is definitely a possibility and something to keep an eye out for.

If the damage is noticed and treated early, spot repair and replacement may be possible to prevent a much larger restoration project. Once the standing water causing the issue is removed, several boards can be taken up from the floor so that forced air can circulate across and below the floor drying it up to an acceptable condition. We will test and confirm the area is dry before completing our restoration. When the floor is fully dried to a stable moisture level, the needed repairs can usually be made or at least made ready for the new floor if necessary. 

What do we do?

At SERVPRO of Williamsburg and Greenpoint we are professional in the industry, on arrival we will begin to set up floor protection, drying mats and drying equipment. We will then clean all affected areas to rid them of moisture and possible mold. And as the floors are drying we will discuss a restoration plan with you to get new floors in and prevent any further water from introducing itself to your home/business. 

Don’t Wait!

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Disaster can strike businesses and homes alike in Brooklyn. Whatever the time or the season, there are always factors that can increase the probability that damage can occur to your property. How the response is handled makes all the difference and this greatly depends on who, and how quickly they respond to what has happened. This is crucial to limiting the amount of damage ultimately occurs, and how long it will take to get back to its original condition or better. 

SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton prides itself on our response time, and we ensure that in two ways. 

Initial Contact

SERVPRO has phone lines open 24/7 ready to spring into action and assist. Whether you have basement flooding at 12am or a kitchen fire at 12pm, you will speak to us when you call and we will be prepared to help. 

Location

Wherever you have damage, our technicians and specialized equipment is never too far away. When necessary, we can be on scene quickly to begin the remediation process and  get your life back to normal. Free of our crew and your disaster. 

We have over many years of experience remediating all types of damage in an efficient manner.  Our skilled technicians utilize both the most effective techniques in the industry and specialized equipment to make sure that you are taken care of properly and damage will not be recurring. We will act fast to get your business back up and running as soon as possible or your home back to magnificent living conditions.