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Can Lockport Properties be Returned to Normal after a Fire Through Cleaning?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Restoring an HVAC system can be time-consuming, but it is also essential to return your home to a preloss condition.

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Residues is a Crucial Part of Fire Damage Restoration. SERVPRO Can Help Get your Lockport Residence Back to Normal.

How does smoke spread through a property?
Smoke damages are among the chief causes of concern for your Lockport home. While firefighting efforts can often contain the fire source, smokes are much more difficult to trap in one area. These chemical-filled gases rise upwards with heat and pressure while always seeking cooler air. The result is a structure that shows signs of smoke residues both in the area of damages and on walls and ceilings throughout. Since the residues come from the gas, they can reach and enter almost any spaces in the home. It is common to find smoke residues in cabinets, drawers, electrical fittings, textiles, and mechanical systems in the house. In some cases, an odorous smoke can permeate the building assembly itself, affecting insulation and assembly frames. Our technicians can help you to locate and remove the residues through established cleaning methodology and training.

Do Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems need replacing after a fire?
Inspecting HVAC systems is an essential part of fire damage restoration in your Lockport home. The ductwork can transport hot smoke throughout the house and should be switched off, along with any electrics, immediately when a fire breaks out. Unfortunately, switching off the mains electrics is not always possible. That can lead to large amounts of smoke entering an HVAC system, overloading any inbuilt filters, and redistributing throughout the home. Cleaning a system like these is usually only necessary in situations where there is moderate to significant damages. Replacing an HVAC system is unnecessary unless there is material damage to the mechanics. If mechanical ducts are not cleaned during fire restoration, they can store smokes and redistribute them into the clean parts of the structure once power is restored.

What factors influence HVAC damage from the fire?
    •    The location of the fire is compared to the HVAC system and whether smoke has entered the return or supply side of the ductwork.
    •    The length of time that a housefire was burning before the flames where extinguished
    •    Whether the blower for the HVAC was in operation during the fire, although air-pressure can force smoke into a switched off the system as well.

What qualifications do you need to inspect an HVAC system?
Conducting repair of an air-conditioning system is a job for a specialist. However, fire restoration technicians can work with the non-moving parts of the system to clean and restore them. Some knowledge is required to understand what parts of a system could be damaged. Mechanical components like turning vanes, dampers, cooling coil, and mixing boxes should undergo tests to ensure there is no malfunction. Some of the parts can be replaced relatively cheaply. The ability to disassemble some or all of the HVAC system is also useful during the inspection to gain access to the interior ductwork and make an informed decision regarding the restoration requirements. If necessary, SERVPRO can arrange for a subcontractor to replace some or all of the HVAC systems, which can be included within your claim report allowing you to only deal with one point of contact during the service.

What approaches influence HVAC restoration?
    •    The material construction of the system, whether sheet metal, duct board or flex duct. Whether there is insulation in the ductwork.
    •    Are smoke residues severe enough to justify the system's disassembly and whether the mechanical components may need removing. HVAC disassembly is reserved for specifically qualified technicians
    •    The condition of the filters on both the return and supply side of the system. These may need cleaning or replacing

How do technicians clean ductwork?
Cleaning the ductwork of an HVAC system is an effective mitigation procedure against further damages and is often necessary for fire restoration. First, we remove air intakes and vent registers as well as air-handling filters. Negative air pressure or vacuuming can help to remove soots or dust from inlets and outlets in the system. Accessible areas can also be washed. Duct sealer can be applied to the HVAC using fogging equipment and the HVAC systems blower to distribute and is an efficient way of controlling malodors that may occur due to the fire.

What parts of HVAC fire damage affect a home?
    •    The type of smoke residues that are present within the ductwork
    •    The extent of residue, whether major, moderate or minor
    •    The presence of malodor

Restoring an HVAC system can be time-consuming, but it is also essential to return your home to a preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776.

Why Choose Full-Service Water Restoration Over DIY?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green service van Customers in Lockport rest easy when the SERVPRO VAN Pulls up to their property to begin water damage cleanup and restoration

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Saves You Time and Money When Bringing Your Lockport Home Back to Normal Again

Big or small, any water intrusion inside your home can bring headaches, stress, and costly repairs. Rather than waiting too long to call in the pros or trying your hand at cleaning up yourself, SERVPRO can be at your Lockport property within hours. Regardless of the water incident size, you can feel confident in our services and attention to detail. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Do I Need to Worry About Secondary Damage?

Any moisture left behind once you have a leak or interior flood can amplify your water damage in Lockport. Even if you think you used your wet vacuum to pull up all of the water, you may be missing areas where water traveled. These are things to keep in mind:

  • Water travels to dry spaces while following the path of least resistance.
  • Moisture often ends up under flooring, behind baseboards, and underneath cabinetry, which remains invisible to the naked eye.
  • Secondary water damage occurs when moisture lingers, including the destruction of building materials and the onset of mold and mildew.

Did you know that mold requires moisture to grow?

It takes hold in as little as 24 hours of your water incident, so rapid cleanup is crucial.

When you contact SERVPRO to help with water damage, we make our initial assessment and then commence with water removal, cleaning, and damage restoration. Whether you have saturated drywall that needs replacement or warped subflooring, we can ensure the right professionals are on the job to bring everything back to the preloss condition. When the entire project gets wrapped up, your interior will be “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is the team to call when you want professional water damage restoration results. We can be reached 24 hours a day for emergency service and cleanup by calling (716) 694-7776.

Can Soot Be Removed from Surfaces after Fire Damage?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged wall, carbonized Lockport Home Damaged by Smoke and Fire--Like this Wall? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup, and Restoration

SERVPRO Provides Fast Fire Mitigation to Remove Smoke Residue from Lockport Homes

Soot is a smoke residue that has settled and is a troublesome material that SERVPRO technicians deal with daily. There are different types of soot, and each one can require different cleaning techniques. If you are dealing with fire damage in Lockport, you want professionals who understand what needs to be done for proper mitigation.

How is Soot Removed from Surfaces?

When determining the methods for removing soot, the combusted materials, and the makeup of the surface need to be taken into consideration. Kitchen fires are the main reason for residential fires and often involve grease fires. This leaves protein residues on the surfaces. Wood burning and oil furnace puff backs produce a different type of smoke residue. Our technicians pre-test surfaces and use the best approach depending on the material getting treated. Our professional equipment and advanced technology allow us to provide quality fire restoration in Lockport and return your home to preloss condition. The processes used can include:

  •   Dry Ice Blasting– Uses C02 pellets that sublimate (from solid bullet to gas) after contact. This method can be a robust or gentle abrasive cleaning process that can be used on things such as exposed beams.
  •   Soda Blasting– Baking soda combines with pressurized air to remove lightly charred residue on surfaces. Like dry ice blasting, it cleans the surface without damaging the substrate while offering a degree of deodorization.
  •   Chemical Cleaning Agents – Oil-based solvents get used on oil-based films. There are multiple chemical solvents our technicians can use.
  •   Agitative Cleaning Methods– Vacuuming is often the first step in removing dry smoke residues. Feather dusting, scraping, and brushing agitate the soils allowing them to get vacuumed up. 
  •   Controlled Demolition – There are situations where the material, such as drywall, is badly affected, and restoration is not possible. When this happens, the removal of the impacted area is the process of choice. Replacement takes place during the restoration stage.

Our technicians also use various methods, such as air scrubbers, to remove soot from the air. We are a comprehensive fire restoration company that leaves your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of East Niagara County at (716) 694 - 7776 for expert fire restoration service.

How Can a Pack-Out of Furnishings and Other Contents Help Homeowners Struggling with Storms and Flooding in Lockport?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

floodwater rising up a hill to a house Flooding can cause major damage to the exterior and interior of your home. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for storm damage remediation and mitigation services.

SERVPRO Offers Residential Property Owners a Detailed Plan to Keep Household and Personal Possessions Secure During a Flood Damage Pack-Out in Lockport

When torrential rains and high winds cause damage to your home's exterior or overland flooding invades your lower levels, more than your Lockport home structure is at risk. Other items exposed to water and contaminant damage include:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses, box springs, and other bedding
  • Removable rugs and carpets
  • Kitchenware plus other household goods, decor, and knick-knacks
  • Window coverings
  • Clothing, including footwear and outerwear
  • Documents, books, pictures, and other papers
  • Electronics

Why do Flood Damage Restoration Professionals Recommend Pack-Outs?

The last thing you might desire in the chaos of storm-related flood damage to your Lockport home is the huge task of gathering and boxing up your home's contents. Understanding three dimensions of a pack-out can make the necessity and details of the process straightforward. First, removing contents at risk or already suffering from flood damage permits SERVPRO's specially trained production technicians to evaluate, clean, dry, disinfect, deodorize, and restore the items. Second, clearing your home of some or all contents allows our onsite technicians to work swiftly and efficiently to contain and remove flood waters, followed by rapid drying. Third, our crews handle the packing and transporting of the articles removed.

How Are Packed-Out Contents Tracked and Kept Secure?

SERVPRO uses a multipoint Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to list and follow each item through the process. Employing the CCIS results in a concise paper and digital file of written lists, barcoded articles, and uploaded pictures. We use this data as your possessions move through the process, with restored property stored in our climate-controlled storage area until your home is ready for a "reunion." The records kept provide documentation for insurance claims, protecting you by minimizing out of pocket replacement and repair costs.

Practical and proven solutions for residential customers offered by SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County ensure that both your home's structure and contents come out of flood damage "Like it never even happened." Do not delay your call to (716) 694-7776 -- we answer 24/7 and are prepared to respond promptly.

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How Can We Resolve Mold Damage at Our Lockport Coffee Shop Conveniently?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Business Owners Find Ways to Complete Various Restoration Processes Without Minimal Disruptions

The appearance of mold spots on surfaces like walls and ceilings at your Lockport coffee shop is a genuine cause for concern. Many people generally worry about the likelihood of packaged coffee containing traces of mold. Some go as far as looking for brands or coffee grown under unique conditions, such as highlands, to guarantee it does not contain mold. Therefore, resolving mold infestation at your shop is crucial for your needs and to reassure your customers.

What steps are crucial in remediating mold damage for our Lockport coffee shop to continue operating?
Cleaning moldy residues on various items
• Removal of heavily infested items
• Drying wet materials
• Deodorization

Resolving mold problems at your Lockport coffee shop is not very different from performing remediation at any other property. The process requires cleaning of all moldy residues on surfaces of the building or individual items. Our SERVPRO crews can help you identify all hotspots where such residues might remain hidden, including wall surfaces, and especially the sections concealed by wall menus or other hangings. Cabinets in storage areas and wall cavities also provide perfect locations for mold to proliferate unnoticed.

Once we identify the affected areas, we can remove the residues from surfaces if it is a light infestation or remove the affected materials when there is severe growth on porous materials. We also seek to establish what causes the mold attack so that we can find a way to stop it as part of the remediation guaranteeing long-term results.

What are the likely causes of mold development at a coffee shop?
• Ceiling condensation  
• Leaking pipe in the walls or ceiling
• Leaking hoses from appliances such as dishwashers

Temperature differences in the air can develop close to the ceiling surface leading to condensation, which deposits liquid water on the ceiling material. Such a phenomenon supplies the moisture necessary to spark mold growth. Various reasons can cause temperature differences, including poor insulation or improperly sealed recessed lighting fixtures leaking air. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the ceiling at your shop to establish whether there is a condensation problem. We also look for ways to address such condensation since cleaning or removing the moldy materials without stopping condensation would only provide a reprieve temporarily.

Another common issue likely to drive mold development is leaky pipes in the ceiling, especially if the plumbing has been in place for a long time. Such leaks can develop at the joints or along the pipe because of corrosion, which leads to pinhole leaks. Leaks can also originate from dishwashers because of faulty inlet valves, hoses, or doors. Establishing the source of the leak is crucial to ensure the moisture problem is resolved during the restoration effort.

Is it possible to perform mold removal conveniently?
Convenience when remediating mold damage in a coffee shop could mean:
• Minimizing or eliminating the need to shut down the shop
• Limit the spread of light mold debris  
• Minimizing teardown

Although removing combating mold is in the best interest of your customers, most of them might not be happy to find their favorite coffee shop closed for several days. Finding a way to deal with the problem without extended closure is desirable. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you achieve this in many ways. For instance, we can set up containment to seal off the affected areas allowing the rest of the facility to operate. Containing mold debris requires the right resources because some are very tiny. For instance, mold spores are only 4 microns in size – a human hair strand is 75 microns thick.

When creating the containment barriers, we use 6-mil plastic sheets propped up by spring-loaded poles. After sealing off an area, we run a negative pressure machine and use manometers to confirm that the seal is airtight, thus preventing cross-contamination. When cleaning mold debris, we choose methods such as vacuuming and damp wiping since they spread minimal debris into the air compared to wire brushing or other forms of mechanical agitation.

Apart from heavily infested porous materials which must be torn down and removed from the building, our technicians can find unique ways to clean other materials heavily infested materials without demolishing the area. For instance, we can use soda blasting, which removes mold residues without causing scratches or other damages to the surface. The sodium bicarbonate used also helps absorb odor and kill spores.

Mold issues should not force you to close down your business. Call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776 to help with cleanup and other restoration tasks. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

We Had a House Fire, How Does Cleanup Work?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Hands holding home You can trust that your home is in very capable hands with the skilled and highly trained experts at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Assesses the Fire Damage and Formulates a Plan for Restoration of Your Lockport Home.

While there are several ways to handle the cleanup after a fire in your Lockport home, calling in the help of IICRC-certified technicians ensures you get the best results. At SERVPRO, we have highly-trained fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT), and We are Faster to Any Size Disaster. This ensures you get help quickly so that your routine may resume faster than any DIY methods could ever achieve.

Our Expert Restoration and Clean Up Process

Once you call us for help with cleaning up fire damage in Lockport, our team arrives to begin the assessment process. A few of the mitigation efforts that occur shortly after our initial scoping of the project will include:

  • Removal of charred debris and unsalvageable building materials and contents
  • Total surface cleaning
  • Dry vacuum methods
  • Water extraction to handle moisture left after extinguishing the flames
  • Soot and ash removal

What Can I Do About the Awful Odors?

With any house fire restoration project, deodorization is critical. Even with the smallest fire, odor molecules can leave a lingering reminder of the blaze. Burning odors and smoke residue can intensify without proper mitigation practices, such as surface cleaning and debris removal. Once we handle the initial cleanup, our SERVPRO crew utilizes a range of deodorization techniques while using equipment such as:

  • Thermal fogging technology
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Odor neutralizing pellets
  • Ozone generators, and more

Should there be a great deal of smoke and soot throughout your HVAC system, our team utilizes sealants to limit the spread of odor-causing particles. We also use sealants on walls to keep lingering odors from becoming a reminder of the fire incident.

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is available 24 hours a day if you are faced with fire damage to your home. You can reach us by calling (716) 694-7776, and we send out a team as soon as possible.

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What Can I Expect with Restoration Services in My Lockport Home?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property No matter what disaster strikes your property, our SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County team is here to help.

Many disasters can leave your Lockport property in need of immediate attention, and our fast response can make these losses “Like it never even happened.”

There is versatility in the term restoration services. Whenever disasters like water and fire losses impact your Lockport home, you need assurance that competent and qualified professionals can help quickly. Our fast response during a crisis can ensure that the appropriate emergency services, mitigation steps, and restoration techniques are employed appropriately. By responding to many loss incidents within hours of the first phone call, we can significantly reduce the overall cost and time invested and restoration of the property. Has a locally owned and operated team of restoration technicians, our facility is close, and we can reach your emergency fast when you need us.

Fire

When fires impact your Lockport home or office, there are specific steps that can be taken immediately to help reduce the severity of the situation. While our technicians must wait for extinguishment to complete, emergency services can begin right after we are cleared to enter the property. This stage of recovery can embody many specific tasks designed to help eliminate the situation's possibility of getting worse through the structural breaches that exist both inside and outside your house. Some of these emergency services include:

    •    Board Up
    •    Tarping
    •    Fencing
    •    Debris Removal
    •    Controlled Demolition

How Do Residues Get Removed?

Soot and smoke residues can stick to many surfaces and contents throughout your Lockport residence. Because of the microscopic particles that make up soot threats, these can be a health hazard to those exposed without the appropriate personal protective equipment. Addressing these residues in coatings on surfaces must happen as soon as possible to limit these particles' circulation throughout the property. We have multiple techniques to address these concerns, including soda blasting, abrasive cleaning techniques, and controlled demolition.

Is It Possible to Removal Foul Odors After a Fire?

Deodorization is one of the final steps that our technicians take when restoring a fire damaged property. One of the reasons we wait to address this concern in your Lockport home or business is how many restorative tasks can agitate these conditions. We focus on removing residues, debris, and other threats that can add to the severity and harshness of present odor concerns in the house.

Commercial

You care as much about your customers as you do about your Lockport business's appearance after a disaster. Water, fire, mold, flood, and storm losses all have unique destructive patterns that can impact your business and can force your doors closed under the right circumstances. It is our unique position to help you through this stressful time by offering effective containment strategies that allow you to continue operation in a limited capacity when possible.

How Can SERVPRO Improve the Look and Feel of My Facility?

You do not always need a disaster to take place to require cleaning services that our SERVPRO team provides. There are many steps in keeping your facility looking its best. With qualified cleaning technicians available whenever you need them, we have multiple approaches to improving the look of your Lockport property as an ongoing appointment or singular incident.

    •    Vandalism Removal
    •    Wall Cleaning
    •    Carpet Cleaning
    •    Air Quality Control
    •    Deodorization

What Is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Many Lockport businesses are looking to provide their customers and their employees' peace of mind about the steps taken to reduce viral pathogens and bacteria that could be transferred on shared surfaces and communal areas. Our program offers the top products and approaches that we can provide our customers to ensure that you can be confident in your facility's safety.

Storm

There is no mistaking the severe weather that can impact Lockport and its surrounding areas throughout the year. Our preparedness for these disasters is critical when structural breaches occur. While vulnerabilities like these often lead to flooding, emergency services like temporary construction solutions can reduce the severity of these secondary effects.

How Does Standing Water Get Removed from My Structure?

Standing water is a considerable concern for every Lockport home or business, primarily because of the damage this can do to exposed materials and contents. It is critical to utilize multiple extraction tools in these flooding scenarios, many of which arrive with our technicians when we first rollout from our facility. Flood extractors include:

    •    Trash Pumps
    •    Truck-Mount Pumps
    •    Wet Vacuums

Can SERVPRO Rebuild My Property After a Storm Loss?

Reconstruction is often a need after flooding impacts your Lockport property. Our in-house contractors can work alongside restoration technicians to provide the necessary repairs, remodeling, and complete build back as needed for the structure.

Water

After a water loss incident, the initial inspection of your property is valuable to determine the extent of the damage, the necessary equipment, and personnel required to return your Lockport home to its original condition. Often identifying the migration pattern of water loss effects is crucial in this regard, and involves multiple sophisticated tools and devices including:

    •    Surface Moisture Meters
    •    Thermal Imagery
    •    Probing Detection Tools

How Can Standing Water Get Removed?

Water removal and extraction do not always have to indicate that standing water exists in your Lockport residence. We have multiple tools and machines designed to pull water from porous materials that can quickly absorb moisture, such as carpeting and wood plank flooring. Standing water is a concern of its own, however. Removing pooling water from specific areas of your home requires efficient extraction devices such as submersible pumps, wet vacuums, and other specialty removal approaches.

What Efforts Are Necessary for Drying?

The best approaches to drying your Lockport home or business are not universal. While we do have fundamental tools and equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers that can help with evaporative drying, the placement and frequency of these machines are unique to your structure. We continuously monitor the progress of drying through our exclusive monitoring and data collection software, SERVPRO DryBook.

No matter what disaster strikes your property, our SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County team is here to help. Give us a call 24/7 at (716) 694-7776.

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Is There One Best Way to Restore Lockport Fire Damage?

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

soot and fire damaged stains on a wall Trust SERVPRO to Resolve Your Smoke and Soot Stained Lockport Home--"Like it never even happened."

Variants in the Smoke and Soot Characteristics Presenting During Lockport Residential Fire Damage Restoration Resolve Well When SERVPRO Professionals Are on the Job

One-size-fits-all cleanup approaches are popular for busy Lockport homeowners, limiting the products chosen in anticipation of routine housekeeping and occasional messes. A fire loss calls this attitude into question. If you decide to try to manage all the cleaning yourself or even pick out a few tasks to get out of the way before the professionals arrive, unfortunate circumstances are likely. If the professional evaluation and cleaning adaptations are not made, restoration fails.

Why Is Planning Fire Damage Restoration Such a Puzzle?

Lockport residents who feel the restoration of fire damage is merely another maintenance task are probably coping with their first smoke and soot cleanup emergency. The residues created when building materials and contents are unique and pose significant challenges to resolve. An all-purpose cleaner and a sponge can spread and smear the soot, failing to remove the residues adequately and exposing the structures and contents affected to the risk of corrosive damage.

The possibility of skin contact with or inhalation of potentially toxic substances also can pose health consequences. Different fuels in different parts of your home create smoke and soot residuals that vary widely and require individualized interventions even within the same room. Strategies to eliminate these residues must reflect this reality.

Who Can Assess Residues and Match Them with Effective Fire Restoration Methods?

SERVPRO ensures our work crews have the knowledge and skills offered by training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Standards developed by this international organization are research-based and evolve as innovations improve the options available. We use this knowledge base to craft a restoration plan that:

  • Links residues to cleanup methods and products proven scientifically to work
  • Enforces the use of safety controls including personal protective equipment (PPE) for our workers and containment of the workspaces to shield you and your family from hazards

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County has a trained workforce, proprietary cleaning products, and specialized equipment needed to achieve successful fire damage restoration. Partner with our highly-qualified team by calling (716) 694-7776.

What Should I do About the Water Damage in My Lockport Basement?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Lockport Can Remediate the Water Damage in Your Home Today!

What would you do if a pipe burst over your basement and caused water damage inside your Lockport home? Many people would hesitate to act due to the pure shock of the situation. It's not every day that catastrophe hits your home.

The best thing you could do if your Lockport home was suffering water damage is to immediately call for help. Minutes can make a difference in the remediation process. Here at SERVPRO, our technicians are expertly trained and have thousands of hours of combined experience on the job. We mean it when we say we're water damage experts.

How Can You Get the Water Out of My Basement Quickly?

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to use advanced equipment designed to remove a significant volume of water swiftly. On your property, we can use:
    •    Portable submersible pumps
    •    Wet/dry vacuums
    •    Extractors

While these are only a few of the devices we can use on the job, they get the work done swiftly. Removing the water as fast as possible can minimize water damage and help the remediation process go smoother.

Once the Water is Out, is the Job Done?

Removing the standing from your home is only the first step of our job. After the water is removed, we can:
    •    Clean up any garbage from the area and pack up your belongings
    •    Remove furniture and send it to our facility for treatment
    •    Make flood cuts along the walls where necessary
    •    Set up drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and axial fans

Our job is to ensure that we remove as much excess moisture from your home as possible. Doing so helps us prevent further damages from occurring, such as mold blooms. We strive to leave your home feeling like it did before the water loss happened.

If your home needs water remediation, don't wait. Speak with SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County by calling (716) 694-7776. Our technicians are always ready to help you when you need it.

How Can I Avoid a Commercial Water Damage Situation in Lockport?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO techs have the knowledge and training to clean up any type of water loss in your Lockport business

Commercial water loss situations happen in local Lockport business properties in various ways, but the one thing they all have in common is they need fast action to minimize the loss. While it is not possible to absolutely avoid a pipe break or flood damage, doing monthly inspections of your property and having environmental monitoring installed can assist in limiting damage.

What is the Best Way to Handle Commercial Water Damage from a Toilet Backup?

While a pipe burst or supply line issue can dump a large amount of water quickly within a business property. When the water contains solid waste and other sewage byproducts it requires professional cleanup as the water in Lockport is hazardous to come into contact with because it can include:
    •    Pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C  
    •    MRSA  
    •    E. Coli bacteria

SERVPRO technicians have the safety equipment to remove and dispose of the wastewater, also known as "black water," within the guidelines of municipal regulations. They also put up containment to keep any airborne droplets from spreading and wear respirators to inhibit any chance of accidentally aspirating contaminants during the cleanup.

Additionally, the odor is an issue with most types of water loss, and a huge issue when it is a black water situation. The technicians have access to various types of odor control equipment. In many instances, a multi-layered approach gets used so that both airborne and embedded odors get neutralized.

Before reopening the business, the techs scope the property and verify all the water got extracted, the property has been dried and disinfected, and no residual odors are remaining.

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776 for commercial water damage cleanup. The certified technicians have the equipment and experience to handle water loss events, both small and large, to return your property to its preloss condition.