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SERVPRO Storm Preparation Team

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

A map showing the National Hurricane Center's 5 day outlook. SERVPRO's Storm Team is available to help when major storms damage property, call us 24/7

SERVPRO's Storm Response Team was developed to help organize a larger chain of command in the event of a catastrophic storm event. Our dedication during these types of of unpredictable events is undeniable. Our team braves dangerous and disgusting messes to help communities recover. Our green and orange trucks can be seen in the background of news feeds from almost every major storm over the last three decades and it is in no small part because of our ability to grow our workforce and equipment stockpile quickly and mobilize.

When called upon, our franchises will mobilize and bring equipment and an experienced workforce thousands of miles to help in recovery efforts after a natural disaster. Within our own ranks are some of the most experienced storm restoration project managers and technicians. Our family of 11 franchises line the east coast from New Jersey to New York to Boston exposing us to some of the worst storm events mother nature has to offer. 

Similarly, when major storms are projected to come into our area we are steadfast and forward thinking and will mobilize our team to the area of need. We provide pre-storm services like board-up services, pump and sandbag placement and more. After the storm we jump into action and provide restoration services to commercial and residential properties in need. 

We will be tracking all major storms this hurricane season and will be ready to help in the event of an emergency. If you are aware of that your building has a tendency to flood call us today. A project manager is available to document your property and will be even more prepared to manage your restoration in the event of a major storm.

Soot & Smoke Damage Clean Up

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Forest fire picture taken from space. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to begin restoration on your property after a fire.

The 2022 heat waves have broke temperature records across the globe. Forest fires in Europe and in the US have forced many people to leave their homes and businesses behind.

Commercial and residential properties that are in danger of being destroyed by a forest fire have little chance of survival. However, properties far away from the fire can still be affected by smoke, fire, and soot. SERVPRO can help with smoke and soot damage as well as clean-up and repairs to buildings directly affected by fire.

Our team has the ability to handle and resolve any issues that may arise from soot and smoke damage, including:

  • Sanitizing & cleaning of all surfaces
  • Eliminating odors
  • Clean HVAC/ductwork
  • Cleaning textiles (clothings, rugs and curtains)
  • Furniture restoration
  • Electronics restoration
  • Reconstruction

SERVPRO is the best choice for fire damage restoration. We offer a complete product from start to finish that will save you both time and money. We are available 24/7 to help you if your residential or commercial property is damaged. Our team is available 24 hours a day and will get to work immediately in order save and restore as much property as possible.

New York City Fire Damage Restoration & Repair

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising from a commercial building that is on fire. SERVPRO of Long Island City is available to help New Yorkers when fire damages their residential or commercial properties, call us 24/7.

SERVPRO is often called by commercial and residential property owners after a fire causes property damage. We are the best fire damage team because we have years of training and developed methods that are unmatched by the competition. Insurance companies across the country trust us to clean up smoke, soot and odors because we use the most recent technology in cleaning products and equipment.

Our team will work with homeowners and insurance companies immediately upon their first visit to a residential home. Our team will ensure that homeowners are given priority when deciding what contents to keep. We can help you to get furniture, electronics, and toys cleaned up and returned quickly, if needed, for business purposes or your comfort.

Commercial properties will require us to restore documents, computers and other equipment. We want to ensure that these areas are open for business as soon as possible. We may work in multiple shifts for commercial projects to minimize downtime. Our team can handle large projects with large equipment and high ceilings.

We can also assist with structural damage. After the property has been cleaned up, we can start the construction phase. This helps to keep the process moving, and prevents delays in switching contractors and searching for sub-contractors.

Our offices are open 24/7/365. We are your local fire damage restoration specialists!

Flood Damage & Restoration New York City

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Satellite image & path of Tropical Storm Alex passing over the Atlantic Ocean.. SERVPRO of Long Island City is available to help when water and flooding damage your New York City property. Call us 24/7.

After hitting land, Tropical Storm Alex formed as the first named storm of 2022 Hurricane Season. It dumped record amounts of rainfall on southern Florida before forming into a Tropical Storm. Tropical Storm Alex has now passed without causing further damage to land and is making its way into the Atlantic. At the same time that this tropical depression gather strength, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration updated its prediction for storm activity in the Atlantic to be more active than originally predicted. Colorado State University scientists and the Administration now predict that there will be 20 named tropical  storms, 10 hurricanes, 5 hurricanes that could reach category 3 or higher.

Flood damage and repair should be your top concern during a major hurricane or rainstorm. While people worry about the impacts of wind and fallen trees, flooding can have a much greater impact on property and make it more costly to repair. More recently storms have produced more property damage after large hurricanes make landfall and weaken, but continue to pour large amounts rain traveling across land. Millions of dollars in property loss is caused by flash flooding each year.

We are prepared to help 24/7/365 in the event of any major storms, call us when your property requires immediate restoration and water damage clean up services.

When Fire Damages Your Long Island City Building, We Can Help

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

A large commercial property is on fire, view from above. SERVPRO of Long Island City is available to serve New York City residential and commercial properties when fire damage requires professional clean up.

Fire damage to a property can immediately affect your ability to live in it or work there. Other than the obvious structural damage, there could be other factors that render the home or commercial property uninhabitable. Soot and smoke damage are two of the most common causes. It is easy to underestimate the damage caused by smoke and soot after a fire. This type of disaster requires special products and equipment. It is best to contact SERVPRO immediately if you have suffered this type of property damage.

SERVPRO project managers have the ability to assess your property's damage after a fire, and provide transparent restoration processes. You or your insurance company, or both depending on the circumstances surrounding the loss, will be contacted directly by them. They will also provide daily communication about project progress reports and information so that you are always up to date on what is happening in your property.

We can also help with odor, soot, and smoke damage. After completing the restoration and cleaning, our team of construction professionals is ready to begin your project and rebuild your home.

We hope that your property is not damaged by fire. However, we are available 24/7/365 to assist you in the event of such damage.

Fire Damage Restoration/Clean Up

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Fire truck hoses on the road after a hire has damaged a home. SERVPRO of Long Island City responds to fire calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are available when you need us!

The aftermath of a fire can cause chaos in commercial and residential properties. Even a small fire can cause significant damage that may seem impossible to clean up. SERVPRO will take complete responsibility for your restoration and alleviate you from the pain and stress that comes with this labor-intensive clean up.

We have labor/work available 24/7, which means we can quickly increase our labor force wherever and whenever it is necessary to ensure that projects are completed efficiently but with precision. It is much easier to clean up after a fire than it is to do so quickly. To ensure that every project is done correctly, we work hard to clean all surfaces. We use the most up-to-date air-moving, dehumidification and air purification equipment, along with SERVPRO's exclusive cleaning products.

Once we have cleared all evidence of the fire, we can assess damage and provide complete construction/repair service. Our team is always available and ready to go. We will begin construction once all estimates have been approved by your insurance company.

Transparent pricing is provided on all services. We also provide daily communication for you and your insurer to keep you informed about progress and any unforeseen circumstances. We can offer a variety of services, including plumbing, electrical, appliance installation, insulation and painting.

We are available 24/7 to assist you if you find yourself in a difficult situation.

Flood Damage Restoration Services in New York City

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Cars driving on a busy road in heavy rain. SERVPRO of Long Island City's flood response team is available when water damages your property. We can help 24/7.

Here in the north east we are accustom to large storms such as hurricanes and nor'easters. These types of storms bring copious amounts of rain in a short period of time and have the potential to cause widespread flooding and damage very quickly.

SERVPRO technicians are always watching the weather and when forecasts look grim we are prepared with our trucks loaded and ready to go, at a moments notice. Even before the storm arrives we will offer services such as sandbag placement and window board-up so that we can preemptively avoid damage before the storm hits.

If damage does occur it is typically water damage. Flash flooding from intense rain, overflow from storm and sewer drains, overflow from rivers lakes ponds or of course the ocean are also contributing factors when we consider water damage during a storm. When this type of damage occurs it is smart to call us quickly. The faster we are able to respond to your call the faster we can begin clean up and the more likely we are going to be able to restore much of the wet/saturated property.

If a future storm has you concerned about your home or commercial property don't hesitate to call us our innovated project managers can offer several solutions to help flood prone homes and building escape large scale damage in a storm.

Weather & Storm Damage In Historical Buildings

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Historical building is being prepped for restoration. SERVPRO of Long Island City provides restoration and construction services on demand. Contact us today.

Historical buildings require special attention during the rehabbing and reconstruction process. Through our many years of providing restoration services to the cities and towns of New England & New York we have become adept to restoring and renovating historical buildings.

Storm and weather wear and tear to these types of buildings can be a common cause of water damage. When this type of long term water damage has set in it is important to work with experienced contractors such as our team because we can determine the most efficient and least intrusive methods for restoring the property. We are already properly equipped with moisture testing equipment so that we can properly determine what materials can be saved and restored and what must be replaced. We can then provide a multitude of dehumidification and air moving solutions to remove mold feeding moisture from the air and the materials that make up the building. Once the property is cleaned and prepped and restoration is complete, it is ready for reconstruction.

We provide complete construction services and will have a full working knowledge of your property. We will be prepared to provide you estimates to complete the project without the impediment of subcontractors or waiting for another construction team to get to your project. We are labor ready and prepared to provide guaranteed craftsmanship to each and every client.

If your property has experienced long term water damage from a storm or other wear and tear we can help. We provide comprehensive plans for almost any budget and can offer simple solutions like dehumidification equipment rental and larger solutions like reconstruction and modification of these types of properties. Call us to learn more.

Damage Restoration For The Hospitality Industry

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Office building with SERVPRO drying equipment. SERVPRO of Long Island City provides damage restoration services to businesses throughout the New York City area, call us today.

SERVPRO of Long Island City provides damage restoration services to the hospitality industry in the New York City area. 

For example if a hotel has water damage that affects several floors, we have the capability, the personel and the equipment to restore the property with minimal impact to the business.

Another example could be a restaurant that experiences fire damage. We respond quickly and our team is available 24/7 when fire damages a property. We provide restoration services immediately and through the night in multiple shifts if needed, reducing the impact on the business and allowing us to throughly clean and restore the property.

A third example of property damage in the hospitality industry for which we would be the ideal contractor to solve the issue would be a theatre or music venue experiencing mold damage. We provide comprehensive and complete solutions when it comes to resolving mold issues. Our team will identify the source of the moisture feeding the outbreak and will completely clean and restore the property so it is safe for patrons.

If your commercial property is damaged call us today. In addition to providing water, fire and mold damage restoration services, we also provide construction services and can work directly with your insurance provider.

SERVPRO Technicians Repair Water-Damaged Brooklyn Residential Buildings 24/7

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in a parking lot. SERVPRO of Long Island City is available to manage and restore large commercial properties when damage requires immediate attention. Call us 24/7!

A simple pipe leak can cause water damage to multiple units in multi-family residential buildings in Brooklyn. To receive the right compensation for your tenants' living spaces, the claims process is complicated and requires detailed documentation.

SERVPRO can restore your Brooklyn rental property to its preloss condition when you find water damage. We will work with your insurance company to mitigate the damage. Here are some tips to help you get through stressful times.

Commonly Asked Questions about Multi-Family Insurance Claims

  • What should I do if my claim is denied? You can request a second inspection by either an independent agent or a new adjuster from your insurance company to assess the damage to your property.
  • How quickly does compensation take? This depends on the insurer. You are more likely to receive payment quickly if you file your claim quickly.
  • What can I do to prepare for filing a claim.
    • Photograph and film your property before and after disasters.
    • Keep written records about the damage, such as its size, time and how you responded.
    • Talk to an adjuster or trusted agent about your policy.

SERVPRO's Structural Drying Process

It takes careful calculations to determine the best placement and use of air movers and humidifiers. The placement of dehumidifiers is determined by a number of factors. The following factors are used to calculate dehumidification needs:

  • The area affected by the radiation.
  • The area affected by water damage.
  • Type of dehumidifier.
  • Based on manufacturer guidelines, the pints-per day (PPD) rating is calculated.

SERVPRO Long Island City can provide businesses with disaster mitigation services that are faster than any other. To get started, call (718) 440-6994.