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How a Fast Water Damage Response Protects the Treasures of Queens

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in full gear cleaning building Water disasters may stop business totally. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water mitigation services for your company.

Our experienced professionals can reach damaged Queens businesses quickly when water damages occur. 

From Spiderman to rappers like 50 Cent and NAS, Queens is as much a borough of New York City as it is a standalone community with an attitude and image that has influenced the entire country. With this borough's incredible history and heritage, we as restoration professionals understand the value of a fast response when emergencies occur. Many of the tallest buildings in the area have been a long-standing part of the skyline, including structures along the border in Long Island City. Knowing how diverse the community is, it is no great surprise that our area is heavily visited throughout the year both for business and pleasure. We have an impressive number of attractions and landmarks, making Queens among the most populated and heavily traveled portions of New York City. 

The Higher Education Facilities of Queens 

One of the areas where the borough has excelled for the greater community is through long-standing secondary education institutions available to residents and the rest of the country. Some of these colleges and universities boast the most complete and unrivaled programs in the country, making them sought after for many others throughout the state and local region of the country, as much as for the appropriate portion of our more than two million residents. Even though many of these colleges could make the list among the most active and long-standing for the community, a few of the top post-high school education opportunities for Queens residents that wish to stay local include: 

  • Queens College - With many colleges and universities throughout the borough a part of the City University of New York network, these schools can share resources and personnel to offer a much more diverse assortment of courses and majors. While a public school, Queens college has been an elite educational experience for no more than 18,500 students on average every year. 
  • St. John's University - While many throughout the country might recognize this university for its competitive men's basketball team on the national stage, it is also one of the most renowned colleges in Queens and all of New York City. Each semester, the college provides an education to more than 20,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs. 
  • La Guardia Community College - Despite being a community college that offers multiple different Bachelor and Associate degrees for area residents, this institution often has clothes to 18,000 students enrolled on their nearing two million-square-foot campus in Long Island City. The school has been up and running since 1967 and offers various majors, including Business, Technology, Health Sciences, and many others. 

Skyscrapers That Define the Skyline

While Queens is not home to some of the tallest structures globally, high rises are undoubtedly a part of our everyday skyline. When disasters strike like water and fire loss situations, restores must appreciate the necessary tools and strategies required when the damage exists on these massive structures' upper floors. Some of the buildings that have been constructed (or are currently being constructed) in the borough are welcomed additions to the city, and some of the tallest of these include: 

  • Skyline Tower - While skyline tower is currently still under construction in the Long Island City neighborhood here in Queens, the building has already topped out at a higher point than any other structure throughout our borough. This residential building will be home to 68 floors of residents in varying sized accommodations. 
  • Queens Plaza Park - This is yet another one of the residential properties that are currently under construction between 29 and 27 Queens Plaza North. At 755 feet tall, this is the second tallest building in Queens behind skyline towers 778 feet. Not only will this skyscraper include residences for locals, but it will also incorporate the Chase Manhattan Bank Building.
  • One Court Square - More commonly, this is known as the Citigroup building, and it is an impressive 673 feet tall. It is the tallest office tower and Queens. Until recent developments, this 50-story construct was the tallest in the borough and was home to many offices and more than 1.4 million square feet of floor space. It has been a staple of the skyline of our city since 1990. 

Removing Water Damage Effects from Queens Businesses 

Between the sprawling commercial structures that are tens of thousands of square feet to our incredible skyscrapers that are dozens of stories tall, protecting and restoring Queens businesses after water damage requires several advanced tools and techniques. As with all water disasters, mitigation plays the most significant part in reducing losses for area companies, especially when standing water presents risks to stock and wares. 

Removing standing water and pooling from the surface involves multiple extraction tools and machines in our recovery inventory. It is vital to determine the necessary equipment as soon as possible, as varying commercial properties will require different strategies to overcome the surface water threats. For example, an enormous warehouse might require truck-mount extractors and submersible pumps to remove several inches of standing water in the property. In contrast, high rise structures require specialty water removal tools like our high-pressure pumps to deal with the need for a longer discharge line. 

Our Content Claims and Inventory Service (CCIS) is a vital aspect of our recovery in water restoration services we provide area businesses. We can appreciate how quickly water damages can impact your wares, stock, and essential documents. We have cleaning technicians available to address these concerns through actions like on-site cleaning, relocation, and off-site restoration and recovery when necessary. 

Water disasters can get out of control quickly, especially in some of the massive commercial properties you can find in Queens. Home and business owners can trust our SERVPRO of Long Island City water restoration technicians' fast and knowledgeable response to help. Give us a call today at (718) 440-6994. 

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