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Fire Sprinkler Water Damage

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

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?

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

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

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

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

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

Cleanup 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

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

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:

Within Minutes:

  • 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

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 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

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

basement water 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. 

Why SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint for Your Pack-out

3/20/2022 (Permalink)

packout A Packout In Progress

Why Choose Us?

During restoration work, a pack-out refers to the moving of contents out of a damaged structure to access work areas and perform restoration work in our facilities. This is something we specialize in doing to ease the burden of something like a fire, water damage, or other disaster that occurs in your home. Whether you need a room moved out or the entire house, this is something that we can take care of for you! For the stuff that cannot be moved during the restoration process, we will properly protect them and make sure they stay safe. SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint is there for our community to make sure we recover from disaster quickly. 

What We Do For You-

If you are in need of our services after a disaster in your home we will be there for you 24/7 and ready to create a plan of action to get you back to normal. Along with packing out your belongings we restore what you may consider destroyed. We work with our special techniques and equipment to bring what we can to its preloss conditions. Below are some of the things we can do for you:

  • Wet Cleaning- Removes heavy and moderate residue
  • Spray and Wipe- light cleaning that does not saturate 
  • Abrasive Cleaning- deep cleaning involving abrasive agitation
  • Immersion Cleaning- Fully submerged in cleaning products
  • Foam Cleaning- used to safely clean upholstery 
  • Dry Cleaning- cleans light residue before other methods of leaning

Give us a call at 917-809-6562 to get your packout and restoration on the road!

Tis' the Season for Fires- Be Safe!

12/24/2021 (Permalink)

Play it safe this Christmas season

It was found that between 2015 and 2019, United States fire departments responded to an average 160 home fires that started from Christmas trees per year. And from that these fires caused an average of two deaths, 12 injuries and $10 million in direct property damage annually. You definitely do not want to add to those numbers this year. At SERVPRO we do fire cleanups and restorations frequently, seeing the toll it can have is the reason we want to share some advice to stay safe this winter.

Here are some tips we have below:

  • Get a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. 
  • Cut 2" from the base of the trunk before placing it down. 
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators or lights. 
  • Add water to the tree stand daily so it does not dry out. 
  • Use lights that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Don't use anything that gets warm.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to sleep.

Why SERVPRO for Your Disaster Restoration

11/13/2021 (Permalink)

Why Choose SERVPRO For Your Disaster Restoration?

When disaster strikes your commercial property you need people to trust- whether it is a storm, a fire, flood or something else we know it can create a big pause in business for you, your employees, and your clientele. We have a team of disaster recovery specialists that know how to respond at our strategically placed franchises any time or day of the week. With over 1900 franchises there is no shortage of trained team members to respond to your disaster, always with the proper equipment needed, at any of our SERVPRO locations. Besides performing the best work around, we know how to deal with the insurance claims and navigate all the paperwork so you don't have to. We make the entire process start to finish as easy as possible for you, we know the impact a disaster can have on your mental health and daily life. We will make sure to take the stress off your shoulders and we have a process that promises the fastest possible results with the best possible outcome.