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If Your Assisted Living Facility In Adams Is Damaged By A Flood, Let Our Crew Save Your Property!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Jefferson County at (315) 777-8377 to help take the right steps.

Managing Commercial Flood Damage At Your Adams Assisted Living Facility

Flood damage can cause major inconveniences when it affects any property. However, when such damage occurs in a facility catering for people who need specialized care, the level of inconvenience is even higher. Unless water removal and cleaning of contaminants are expedited, you might end up relocating the residents to protect them from the effects of flooding. The professional flood mitigation services we offer can help prevent such adverse outcomes.

Whether there is a major or minor incident of commercial flood damage in your Adams assisted living facility, you should respond fast. A fast response can mean different things, including immediate extraction of standing water or preventive actions such as boarding up to prevent further deterioration. The chosen action should help prevent highly inconveniencing actions such as moving the residents. WRT, Water Restoration Technician training helps our SERVPRO team carry out various actions when scoping the level of damage, allowing us to determine the best response plan.

Contamination can pose serious health risks to the residents at your facility. If the flooding occurs from groundwater or sewage backup, it is likely to contain dangerous contaminants such as biohazards and chemicals. In case of flooding from rainwater such as when strong wind or falling debris breach the roof, the risk of contamination is low. By having the right protective equipment, our SERVPRO crews can wade through any water, ensuring we take the necessary remedial measures in time. Immediately after arriving at the loss site, we spray EPA registered disinfectants directly into the water then start other cleanup procedures immediately.

Comfort is a significant aspect of most assisted leaving facilities. However, when a flood strikes, the materials that improve that comfort can worsen the situation. Materials such as carpets and insulation that keep your facility comfortable and warm tend to absorb significant amounts of water. They also tend to retain contaminants even after thorough cleaning because of their porous nature. Our SERVPRO technicians remove carpets during cleaning to eliminate the risks posed by contaminants. We also perform controlled teardown to remove insulation and other building materials.

You can take back control of your assisted living facility faster with professional assistance. Call SERVPRO of Jefferson County at (315) 777-8377 to help take the right steps. We have the means to address any damage “Like it never even happened.”

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Watertown Problems from Earth, Wind, or Fire? SERVPRO Can Help with Mitigation

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage? Storm or Mold Problems? SERVPRO Can Even Pack-Out Your Problems from Your Watertown Home and Return Them "Like it never even ha

How Restoration Services Can Return Your Watertown Property to Pre-Loss Condition

Home emergencies in Watertown crop up at the most inconvenient times. Our restoration services are here to help you overcome problems and get back to your everyday life as quickly as possible. Highly trained technicians with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) are available for the remediation of fire, water, mold or storm damages that your property may sustain. You can always reach out to us on our emergency call lines which are operated twenty-four hours a day to arrange a service.

Property fires are rarely severe enough to require extensive reconstruction, but when you need to professional help to restore fire damage in Watertown, our technicians have a wealth of experience. We often find that fires begin in the kitchen and are mostly confined to that area. However, smoke residues, and with them, malodors, can often spread throughout the home.

Protein fires, caused by the burning of animal fats, typically involves greasy deposits on walls, ceilings, and surfaces. Greasy deposits can spread quickly but, since the burning of these materials is quick, the level of damage sustained to paintwork or finish is minimal. Using standard wet cleaning methods with a combination of non-corrosive chemical agents or sanitizers helps to avoid replacements in your Watertown home.

Malodors are particularly prominent in protein fires. Sometimes, clearing away visible signs of soiling and thoroughly decontaminating all surfaces is enough to remove a malodor. However, when odors persist a SERVPRO technician can use a range of deodorizing methods to get your Watertown home back to preloss condition. These methods could include spray deodorants for soft furnishings or mattresses, the strategic placing of pellets, or full-scale fumigation using thermal fogging equipment. Some of our products pair chemically with the offensive-smelling molecules to neutralize the odors.

When your home suffers storm damages in Watertown, you can reach out to our rapid response teams. High winds can cause damages to structural contents including blowing out windows, doors or loosening tiles on your roof. The impact of these damages can often be felt after the event when heavy rainfall or debris enters the home. SERVPRO rapid response units are available out of hours to perform emergency board-ups and address safety concerns.

Weather warnings are usually broadcast from local stations before an event like this which should prepare you for what is to come. SERVPRO technicians can arrive onsite to perform quick procedures that can prevent permanent damages, in some cases. Flooring and contents, in particular, can benefit from fast-drying and anti-microbial treatments to prevent secondary issues like mold growth from occurring in your Watertown property.

When weather conditions are especially severe, contaminated water may enter the home. These scenarios usually occur as a result of flash flooding, bringing in animal carcasses, herbicides, and other pathogens, or road overflow which can carry in raw sewage. In a contaminated water emergency, it is vital that you seek professional assistance from restoration services with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and qualifications to deal with contaminated waste correctly.

Restoration services cover three aspects of a property: contents, structural contents, and the light damage to the structure itself. When you suffer from water damage in Watertown, the best thing to do is bring in professional help. SERVPRO technicians train in a range of property emergencies but always work with a restore over replace mentality. That can mean that we do not need to replace waterlogged contents, which may hold sentimental value.

Residual moisture can damage most areas of your home- furnishings absorb it, floorboards can become warped by it, and paintwork often shows signs of discoloration. In situations where the water damage is considered severe, if you are away for an extended period for example, SERVPRO may need to perform a pack out service.

Pack-outs involve moving possessions into an external storage facility in Watertown. This has two distinct benefits. The first is it allows greater access to bring in applied structural drying equipment like dry mats, injectidry systems, or truck-mounted extractors. The second is that it allows us to restore particular possessions using specialized equipment. Dense materials like chandeliers or drapery rods, for example, can often be restored using ultrasonic immersion cleaning methods. Our restoration services can use any means necessary to get your home back to a preloss condition, begin by phoning our emergency call line.

Microbial growth can often reside in hidden areas of the home, developing over time into a serious issue. The remediation of mold growth in Watertown can be carried out by restoration services without the need for conducting expensive laboratory testing. The visible symptoms of mold could include a musty aroma in some regions of the home or soiling on walls, furnishings, and fabric. SERVPRO technicians are available for thorough remediation of your Watertown home.

Microbes are living organisms that thrive in warm, humid conditions. In tackling a mold problem, the first step is to identify the source. Failure to do so means that any work carried out simply deals with the cosmetic signs of microbial growth and is likely to return to your Watertown home shortly after service. Where moisture resides inside cavities, SERVPRO technicians can deploy structural cavity drying equipment in the form of injectidry systems or rapid-air movers that circulate warm air inside the void.

With the source of mold remediated, our restoration services include a thorough cleaning, removal of heavy-set soiling, and deodorization. Some structural contents like insulation may have to be removed and disposed of, but these components are inexpensive to replace. Valuable fabrics can be restored using Esporta mechanical washing machines that are capable of removing 99% of soiling.

To ensure that our remediation of mold is complete, SERVPRO mold technicians can apply anti-microbial treatments and biocides to the affected area of your Watertown home. These treatments include sprays, finishes and base-coat painting which are proven to be effective in reducing and controlling microbial growth.

By using our restoration services for fire, water, mold, or storm damages, you give your home the best chance of returning to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Jefferson County at (315) 777-8377.

You Can Count On Our Experts To Restore Your Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Watertown

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

We can help to prevent unnecessary tear out and reinstallation and can make flood loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

Protecting Hardwood In Watertown Homes From Flood Damage

Hardwood floors are a unique addition to many Watertown properties, which can increase their overall value and boost aesthetic appeal. Unfortunately, in situations like water loss incidents and flooding, without an immediate response by competent and qualified professionals, hardwood can end up being a costly material to remove and ultimately replace once oversaturation, warping, and distortion occurs. We have advanced tools and equipment that can help to quickly reduce the presence of moisture and saturation in these materials, and safely regulate a healthy moisture content level moving forward.

Even for the dense material that hardwood flooring is, saturation is an effect of flood damage in Watertown homes that can happen quickly. Standing water can penetrate the seams between the planks, offering the most direct approach to surround planks with water and begin absorbing into this material. Much like water loss incidents, the right response to seal over a vulnerability in your home’s construction can reduce the overall threat of floodwater that you inevitability face.

Our SERVPRO professionals can begin with addressing the penetration of floodwater when we first arrive at your address shortly after your initial call.  Our general contractors can handle multiple facets of recovery, including the demolition and reinstallation of this hardwood flooring should you wait too long to reach out to professional restoration services like ours. These building trades specialists can offer immediate temporary construction solutions like boarding and tarping to prevent further floodwater penetration.

Extraction must happen quickly to prevent further exposure of the individual planks to over absorption and saturation. We can utilize specialized tools like our injectidry system and drying mats to slowly draw moisture from these damaged areas in a controlled manner. We can continually monitor the moisture content to ensure that we do not overly dry the planks, which can be as damaging as saturation.

Caring for a hardwood floor after a flood can be challenging without the specialized equipment and effective approaches used by our SERVPRO of Jefferson County team. We can help to prevent unnecessary tear out and reinstallation and can make flood loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (315) 777-8377.

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Watertown Property Under Fire? Call SERVPRO for Professional Mitigation and Restoration

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Shows Post Fire Damaged Watertown Home--with Poor Drying--Mold!

How Does Mold Occur After Fire Damage in Watertown Home?

Among house blazes that cause fire damage, one of the most disastrous is from an ordinary act people do every day: cooking. When a pan with oil or grease overheats and catches on fire, the absolute worst thing that a home cook can do is to put water into the pan. The reaction causes the fire to expand and spread quickly. Always keep a tight-fitting lid handy that you can cover the pan with and deprive the fire of oxygen, so it goes out.

The cleanup job from kitchen fire damage in Watertown homes is often substantial. Because of the potential to spread quickly and high heat, fire extinguishers are not always enough to handle this type of fire. If copious amounts of water are used to put out the blaze, then problems arise in the fire loss area if the liquid is not thoroughly extracted and dried.

Mold may seem more like a consequence of poor ventilation or a slow leak within a wall. However after just 48-hours, if the proper mitigation of the water left behind from extinguishing efforts does not occur, dormant mold spores can set up home in the area and begin to build colonies if ambient temperatures and materials are present such as sheetrock, paper or wood to grow upon and consume.

Our SERVPRO technicians hold certifications in mold remediation, and we have a Mold Remediation Contractor License #00261 and as well as Applied Structural Drying (ASD). This level of training ensures after the damage from the fire is mitigated, we know the signs that signal favorable areas for mold growth as a secondary damage source. We can help prevent it through the use of industrial equipment for water extraction and the use of powerful drying equipment to pull deeply embedded moisture out of building materials.

Fire damage cleanup should not be a DIY project, call SERVPRO of Jefferson County at (315) 777-8377, and our certified technicians can clean and restore your property and make it "Like it never even happened."

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How to Keep Your Family Safe After Flood Damage to Your Watertown Home

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

We work with licensed electricians to ensure water did not damage the wiring in your home.

Protecting Your Family Members after Flood Damage Affects Your Residence in Watertown 

Flooded areas contain many dangers, including hidden ones. Driving through Watertown can take residents into low-lying areas that leave roads submerged. When this happens, gauging the actual depth of the water can prove challenging. Driving into such areas can make your car or truck stall and leave you stranded.

Inside your Watertown home, flood damage also includes several dangers that can cause injury. After the water drains from your home and exposes sharp points and jagged, broken pieces of glass and other materials, you can easily avoid them. We wear heavy gloves as part of our personal protective equipment (PPE), reducing the risks of handling such debris. Other dangers are not as obvious.

Flood waters bring sand and other soils into your house which can harbor an assortment of pathogens. Just as these can cause health effects, the possibility of similar problems also comes from chemical residues. We regain control over the presence of pathogens and other organic matter through our use of different biocidal agents and sanitizing cleansers. However, these work best on things where these chemicals can make contact with surfaces. Copious amounts of organic matter neutralize the effects of quaternary compounds, which makes it crucial that we rid surfaces of any silt and grime that can contain organic matter before we apply any disinfectant.

Electrical outlets that went underwater during the flood become hazardous to use, but others that seem safe because they never became wet can also cause fires if you use them. When an appliance draws current through the lines, corroded circuits between the socket you are using and the main breaker box can rapidly overheat. We work with licensed electricians who understand the needs of your flood-damaged home.

The presence of water for an extended period can also leave floors weak, even when no visible sagging exists. Floors do not need to feel soft, either, to let someone fall through and sustain injuries. SERVPRO technicians can check the moisture content and determine if building specialists need to inspect the structure further. We want to find the safest blend of saving you money and ensuring a safe environment inside your home, both during our time restoring and as part of the final results.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County covers homes in Alexandria Bay, Adams, and Sackets Harbor. Call us at (315) 777-8377 for flood damage mitigation and restoration of your property.

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You Can Reach Our Professionals 24/7 If Your Watertown Home Experiences A Water Damage Emergency

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Contact our 24/7 emergency response team at (315) 777-8377 to begin the process of preserving your memories.

Don't Let A Leak Destroy Your Family Photos In Your Watertown Home. Call SERVPRO!

It might be difficult to believe, but a pipe that leaks overnight can quickly result in a water damage disaster for you and your home. If you wake up after a long night's sleep to find your office covered in water, then you need professional assistance. Water can quickly destroy your prized paper photo albums and can even damage digital copies of photos stored on affected electronics.

SERVPRO can be your first line of defense against losing your pictures. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians are experienced in minimizing water damage in your Watertown home to both electronic and paper media. We can arrive at your home and plug the source of the spillage to prevent further damages and can remove the standing water from your floors with wet vacs and pumps. Dehumidifiers can then be deployed to remove excess moisture from inside your office, which can prevent further condensation on papers and electronics.

Paper is difficult to preserve in cases of water damage. Photos must be frozen and dried through sublimation where moisture is frozen and is then allowed to escape the paper as a gas. Electronic media can be removed from areas containing spillage and can be wiped down to help mitigate further water damage. Additionally, SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can seal electronics in bags to prevent further condensation on electronic surfaces. This can help preserve your electronics for specialized electronics repair workers. SERVPRO can help recommend repair services for your electrical equipment as we cannot repair physical, electronic hardware or salvage digital data.

Your personal photos are important records of your favorite life experiences, and they shouldn't be permanently damaged from a single negative life experience. SERVPRO of Jefferson County can help preserve your media in instances of water damage. Contact our 24/7 emergency response team at (315) 777-8377 to begin the process of preserving your memories.

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Commercial Fire Damage Gurus In Watertown Talk About Restoring Artwork

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Will you let smoke damage in your building out shine your artwork? Call SERVPRO.

Will fire damage be your new showpiece?

If a fire ever takes place inside or near your Watertown art gallery, then several problems could arise. Even if something burns in a retail unit next to you, your business could still suffer from extensive commercial fire damage. Being in the art gallery business your company's contents and products are the most valuable things in the store and are the heart and soul of your livelihood. Things getting damaged inside your building can be costly to repair so professional restoration companies like SERVPRO can prove to be beneficial. Our team knows that when dealing with commercial fire damage keeping the cost of restoration low is essential.

When working in art galleries, our SERVPRO experts know that replacing ruined pieces of artwork can get very costly. Because of this, whenever we handle commercial projects with fire damage in Watertown, we do whatever we can to clean and restore items instead of discarding and replacing them. Pieces of art can be easily flammable and can often be used as fuel if a fire takes place. Even if the fire is not inside your place of business, your building materials and contents can still get negatively affected. Heat and smoke can both cause minor problems that can be fixed when you call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO.

We know that it is always more affordable to clean and restore an item than it is to replace it. When dealing with artwork, pieces can sometimes be very valuable. Valuable art requires an art restoration expert more commonly known as a conservator. If expensive artwork inside your gallery gets affected, then we can call in a conservator to help bring those high-end pieces back to perfection.

If you have pieces of art that are low-cost, then we can restore them using methods designed for the more delicate contents. For example, soft brushing or low-pressure airbrushing techniques can work well without disturbing the surface of the piece of art. If your art gallery ever suffers from issues related to fire or smoke, call SERVPRO of Jefferson County at (315) 777-8377 any day of the week.

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We Work To Prepare Your Watertown Home For Repair And Build Back

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the necessary equipment, expertise and experience.

Repairing Fire Damage to Your Watertown Home

Fire loss effects come in many levels of severity and importance in recovering your Watertown residence. While every symptom must get addressed to restore and recover any property after a fire emergency fully, the order of these restorative acts and when specific equipment gets used is something that varies from home to home. With so many hazardous obstacles to overcome once first responders and firefighters have left the scene, it is imperative to trust in the experience and the advanced equipment and technology of our team.

We understand how detrimental fire damage can be to your Watertown home, especially from a structural standpoint. We strive to provide every customer with a comprehensive approach to returning their property to preloss condition. This process almost always begins with a thorough assessment of the damage and fire debris removal overseen by our contracting division. These licensed professionals within our SERVPRO team can ensure that the right precautions get taken to protect undamaged areas of your house and work to help expedite repairs and renovations after mitigation completes.

Part of the advantage of choosing a team that can offer both build back and full restoration of your property after a fire is the seamless transition between these phases. Other companies have customers seek out their own contractors and leave them at the mercy of wildly fluctuating schedules and unreliability. Not only can this draw out the recovery of the property, but multiple contractors and teams almost always mean a heftier price tag at the end of the labor.

We work to prepare your fire damaged structure for the repair and build back that the home needs after a fire loss incident. Our SERVPRO professionals use controlled demolition techniques to only remove the damaged portions of materials, further saving our customers time and money on the reconstruction to follow.

We know the importance of offering every customer a fast path to the full recovery of their home after a fire. You can always count on the extensive training and expertise of our SERVPRO of Jefferson County restoration technicians and contractors to make all fire loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (315) 777-8377.

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SERVPRO Will Develop The Right Plan To Restore Your Watertown Home After Flood Damage

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

The flooring in this home was covered in water damage. We responded and put air movers in place for quick drying to prevent future damages.

Proper Scoping Before Fixing Flood Damage in Watertown is Crucial

It can be very disheartening to see your home swamped by floodwaters considering the structural damage and soiling that accompanies such incidents. Your first idea could be to save whatever you can to minimize financial or sentimental loss. However, scoping the damage first is more important even when it seems like a waste of time. We are IICRC certified in flood damage restoration and can, therefore, help evaluate and document the damage in your Watertown property.

After an incident of flood damage in Watertown, many insurers expect you to take every step possible to prevent further damages from occurring. Without proper scoping, it is impossible to establish all likely sources of secondary damage. Depending on how the flood damage happens, there might be windows smashed by debris if the incident involved strong winds or holes in the roof in case of falling tree branches from lightning strikes. Our SERVPRO technicians help pinpoint such problems take corrective measures such as boarding up or installing roof tarps. We also take photos to document these steps for your insurer.

Whether rising water flows into the property or openings in roofs and walls allow rainwater in, it rarely sits in one location where you can extract it easily. Absorption by various materials as well as gravity action leads to migration to different sections of the property. If you do not check the level of migration, you might leave traces that can cause problems in the future. Our SERVPRO technicians use different equipment to scope water migration. We use moisture sensors to check for wet materials or moisture meters to tell the level of wetness. We also use FLIR thermal cameras to find wet areas behind walls or floor materials.

Flood damage soils materials and causes other forms of physical deterioration including damaging finishes such as paint. Scoping can help establish the kinds of damage allowing better planning for the restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their extensive experience handling similar cases to determine the essential steps.

Failure to plan is planning to fail. Call SERVPRO of Jefferson County to help scope the damage and device the right response plan. You can reach us at (315) 777-8377 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Everyone Ought to Know About Commercial Flood Damage Remediation in Watertown

4/20/2019 (Permalink)

When flood damage affects your office, it is time to contact SERVPRO for water removal & remediation services. We are available 24/7 365 days a year.

Commercial Flood Damage Control for Watertown Businesses

Being just a bit inland from Lake Ontario puts Watertown at greater risk for flooding than many other cities and towns in our state. Rain and snow storms can come rolling in with little warning, and local businesses can find themselves with closed doors and no production until the owner removes the water and its effects.

Commercial flood damage to Watertown business requires not just water removal, but quick drying of the structure and contents as well. SERVPRO response teams know that even a small amount of moisture can ruin inventory in a light industrial building, such as an electronics assembly plant.

Even after removing the flood water, a high level of moisture remains in the structure. The increased air moisture content (high humidity) can cause the same damage as floodwaters getting into something, just at a slower rate. That is why our technicians immediately install dehumidifiers after finishing up with the pumps and other water extraction devices.

Since drying components by hand is a risky method at best, SERVPRO specialists use these devices to pull water from the surrounding air. The action speeds up the natural evaporation process and dries the electronics without needing to touch them. To increase the evaporation rate, team members can also place exhaust fans to pull the damp air from inside the facility.

They can further reduce the drying time by using air movers. Specialists adjust the speed and temperature of the airflow to help quickly force water off of delicate surfaces without causing secondary damage to the components. The action pushes it into the air where it is captured and removed by either the dehumidifiers or exhaust fans.

At SERVPRO of Jefferson County, our goal is to help every business reopen its doors. We understand that your customers have a choice when it comes to suppliers, and missing even one day’s worth of production can result in losing a valuable sale. If your business is in this situation, or you want to prepare now for the next storm, call us at (315) 777-8377 today to schedule a service call. We are here for you.

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