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Why Should You Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration in Lockport?

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage can leave the homeowner or business owner quite stressed. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for effective remediation services.

Providing Fire Damage Restoration in Lockport to SERVPRO Clients

Fires in Lockport homes and businesses can damage contents and structure during the initial event. Secondary damage is caused by the efforts of the fire department in controlling and quelling the fire. There is also potential for additional damage if restoration and remediation efforts do not begin once it is considered safe to enter the building after the fire department gives the green light that all is clear.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration services to homes and businesses in Lockport and surrounding areas. Whenever there is a fire, you can count on our team to respond quickly with our team of experts trained in fire and smoke restoration, odor control, and water damage restoration technicians.

The combination of water, fire retardant chemicals, ash residues, and smoke residues can form an acidic mixture that may damage your home, business, and contents further if action is not immediately undertaken to begin removal and cleanup. Delays can only add to the damage caused by the fire. At SERVPRO, we are prepared to respond and coordinate the resources needed to help you recover from a fire as quickly as possible.

We offer:

  • Response onsite within four hours of your call
  • Assessment, response plan, and communication with our clients and insurance adjusters
  • Trained IICRC-certified technicians to manage restoration, remediation, cleaning, and reconstruction
  • Fire damage restoration of the structure and contents
  • Staging of cleaned contents
  • Smoke remediation and negative pressure areas to control further distribution of smoke residue
  • Repair and restoration of your premises, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County for fire damage restoration in Lockport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 694-7776.

Need Mold Damage Repair and Remediation in Lockport – Call SERVPRO

10/24/2021 (Permalink)

Mold spreads very fast. Once you see or smell an infestation, contact SERVPRO right away for best results. We are standing by 24/7 for you.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Damage Reconstruction Services in Lockport

Mold colonies can begin growing in Lockport homes in as little as 24 hours whenever the right conditions are present. When warmth, moisture, and food sources (our homes are full of food sources for mold) come together, mold can begin growing in places you may not be aware of. In the attic, behind cupboards, bathrooms, the basement, and anywhere there is moisture or high humidity caused by a slow leak or high humidity. You may not realize there is a mold issue until you notice a strong, musty odor emanating from an area in your home or business.

SERVPRO provides mold damage repairs and remediation to residents and business owners in Lockport. Our technical team is trained in all aspects of mold remediation and removal. We also can assist with reconstruction and mold damage repairs in situations where heavily contaminated structural items must be carefully removed and replaced.

SERVPRO works closely with the homeowner and 3rd party mold inspection companies hired by the homeowner, who must be separate from remediation companies, required by state law. Based on the inspection results, we prepare plans to repair, remediate, and remove the mold without jeopardizing the rest of the building. We do not want mold spores from the infestation spread throughout your premises. We follow approved protocols to manage and contain the spread of mold further.

  • We install plastic sheeting and wood framing to contain the spread of mold spores
  • Follow approved disposal methods of damage contents and structure
  • Reconstruction and repair of a mold-damaged structure

Mold spores are everywhere; however, they need the right conditions to become an infestation. Repair leaks immediately, keep humidity levels below 45%, and request help from SERVPRO anytime there is a mold infestation. We respond in less than four hours from your call to begin mold damage repairs.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County for mold damage repair in Lockport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 694-7776.

Whom Can I Call for Help with Mold Remediation Services in Lockport?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Correctly trying to DIY mold remediation is difficult. You can trust the professionals at SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

Look No Further Than SERVPRO for Lockport Mold Remediation Services!

Finding microbial growth inside of your house is a troubling situation that could cause any homeowner anxiety. Mold can cause rot in organic materials, it has an off-putting malodor, and can cause health effects. Most people seek to address mold as soon as they find it. 

Fortunately, in the cases when your home urgently needs Lockport mold remediation services, professional help is just a phone call away. Here at SERVPRO, we focus on arriving at your location as soon as possible, and we are proud to claim We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our technicians are expertly trained, and we are often the first to adopt new techniques and advanced equipment designed for remediation services. 

For the sake of an example, picture discovering mold in the closet of your bedroom. This closet shares a wall with your ensuite, and it is not hard to find the culprit of the excess water which caused the mildew. A leaking water pipe going through the ceiling has been dribbling water down the shared wall, creating a constant drip of slight moisture. Never underestimate small leaks, as they can produce large messes. 

Our highly skilled technicians could start emptying your closet of clothing, shoes, and boxed possessions when called to a site like this. Our techs can send your belongings to our facility, where they can be treated appropriately. Meanwhile, on the home front, our remediators can make flood cuts and remove the impacted drywall and any carpeting which has also become a home to mold. 

When remediating the structure of your home, our technicians can use advanced equipment, such as: 

  • Floor-drying mats
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air-blasting tubes 

When used together, these devices can help us get between wall cavities and spread dry air along the impacted area. Once your closet is repaired with fresh drywall, paint, and carpet, we can return your belongings and clothing. Our goal is always to work quickly and to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened."  

When you need professional remediation services, get help immediately. Reach out to SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County by calling (716) 694-7776. We're available 24/7 to assist whenever you need us. 

Can a Fixer Upper with Water Damage in Lockport be Repaired?

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for the help and service needed for your property.

Water Restoration Technicians in Lockport Provide Water Cleanup and Restoration Services

The real estate market is thriving, and the idea of buying a fixer-upper in Lockport is tempting. Aside from evaluating the location and bones of the home, prospective buyers must take into account whether and how water cleanup efforts may help restore the home. Calling a certified team to make an assessment and develop a plan for restoration is the first step in the process.

To look at water damage in a Lockport home, you don’t need to look any further. A call to SERVPRO opens the door to a trained and certified team capable of assessing the extent of water damage, whether it was caused by a ceiling leak or sewage backup. Whatever the origin, our staff has at its disposal industry-grade equipment to handle water damage remediation jobs of all sizes.

One of the most obvious and cumbersome consequences of flooding includes floor damage. Before deciding to replace all flooring in the home, consider the following-

SERVPRO staff uses specialized equipment to gauge humidity levels in your floors and determine how to restore optimal measurements. Accurate measurements are particularly important when dealing with hardwood floors that may have buckled thanks to the water.

Drying mats can remove excess water out of floors by using negative pressure and suctioning it thanks to the air-tight environment created.

Subfloors can be dried efficiently when using injecti-dry technology, which circulates air through subfloors.

Consulting with our professional staff at SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County can give you a clearer picture when looking at the work needed within your home. Call us at (716) 694-7776 and let us partner with you through the water damage restoration process.

Does SERVPRO Respond Fast to Water Restoration Emergencies in Lockport?

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Don't take on the task alone. Let SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County help with your water damage.

Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Provide Complete Service in Lockport.

Looking for water restoration companies in Lockport? SERVPRO provides complete service to our customers, including fast response to your emergency, water removal, drying, repair, and restoration. We aim to return your home to you after a water leak in its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO water restoration companies in Lockport respond in less than 4 hours from your initial call to us. We are available 24/7 to meet every water emergency. Whether it is overflowing sinks or bathtubs, burst pipes, leaks in the ceiling, appliance failures, or flooded basements after a sump pump fails, we manage them all.

A fast response is part of our water mitigation strategy to reduce the overall damage. We save as many of your contents as possible and reduce the damage to structural elements of your home. We minimize the exposure time of your contents to water and moisture, reducing the absorption of moisture in porous materials. We can avoid delamination of carpeting, swelling of hardwood flooring, and swelling of drywall. We can also prevent mold infestations by initiating water clean up within 24 hours of the initial leak.

We can reduce the amount of damage from water leaks significantly. Don’t delay, call us for:

  • All Emergency Services Water Damage Events
  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Damage Restoration

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County for water restoration companies in Lockport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 694-7776.

What Equipment is Available for Mold Remediation in Lockport?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO will be on-premise within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Can Mobilize Leading Mold Remediation Equipment for Lockport Residents

The primary cause of black mold growth is moisture. It makes sense then that the type of equipment used to counteract a mold issue is drying equipment. Drying equipment comes in many shapes and sizes so that technicians can use them in any area of the home. It is crucial to have expertise in using drying equipment to remove mold. 

We use drying equipment to cleanup:

  • Black mold
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Mold removal

Crucial to mold removal in your Lockport home is understanding how and where mold is found. To do so, we use measuring equipment. Mold colonies can release mycotoxins into an indoor environment. These can be in the form of odors, spores, or gases. Understanding the condition of the environment can help us to provide tailored remediation.

  • Particle counters are tools that measure the condition of indoor air. High particle counts could necessitate air filtration and ventilation.
  • An anemometer measures air movement and can be essential to ensuring the drying procedure is as efficient as possible.
  • Hydroxyl generators help to clean contaminants from indoor air and are safe to use in an inhabited environment.

Expert mold remediation is available. Contact SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County specifying mold removal at (716) 694-7776. 

Fire Can Have a Devastating Impact on the Homes of South Lockport Residents.

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage and lingering odors can greatly affect your home. Contact our expert team for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County Can Assist South Lockport Residence with Essential Mitigation and Cleanup.

The town of Lockport is on the northern border of New York State and holds the election seat for Niagara County. The region has a history of Native American, Dutch, English, and American settlers. The county name derives from the Native American word for white waters referencing the nearby Niagara Falls, shared with Ontario Canada. Despite being part of an area with a long history of settlement, Lockport today is a relatively young hamlet in the Buffalo-Niagara Metropolitan Area. Its first official town status arrived as late as 1829. The town gets its name from the construction of Erie canal locks, which run along the Hudson River of New York and Lake Erie in Buffalo. The Eerie locks' construction was successful in bringing a large number of Irish and Scottish workers to the area. The growing industries transporting goods like salt helped to establish a thriving working community in the area, which, in turn, led to the formation of the town today. This rapid growth of industry around the locks has led to South Lockport becoming an area of significant historical worth. 

Lockport has over twenty-five sites listed with the register of historic places. In the twenty-first century, the town has sought to replace the industrial economy of its formation with a thriving tourist economy. Many visitors come here due to its proximity to the Niagara Falls State Park; however, the local government regularly lobbies for increases in funding to reconstruct historical places such as the five-point locks that could bring increases in tourism to the local community. The current largest employer within the area is General Motors, which employs residents at the Harrison Radiator Corporation. Despite a chequered history with plants being closed, sold-off, and re-purchased by GM, the current incarnation has remained a part of the community since 2009. It is an essential employer for the local community. 

  • The Lockport Visitors Center on Church Street provides tourists with a unique opportunity to explore the local history by boat. Tours run along the Erie Canal, passing by the areas of significance, and passengers are given an oral history of the surrounding area, the canal's importance to the early economy, and views of 5-point locks. 
  • Hockey fans can visit the Cornerstone Ice Arena on Grigg Lewis Way. The rink holds junior hockey matches from the Lockport local teams with foods and refreshments served. This center also runs extensive training programs for people of all ages to get involved with the sport of Hockey.
  • The town of Lockport is full of hidden passages, underground tunnels, and caves built in the 19th-century. The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride takes fascinated guests by boat through Lockport's subterranean history. The passageway is the longest underground boat ride in the United States and explores the Hydraulic Tunnel that powered the early industrial economy with hydroelectric power. 

Places to Eat and Stay in South Lockport

There are many reasonably priced accommodations in the Buffalo Region that provide easy access to the attractions and state parks. In contrast, the plethora of independent eateries offers a unique dining experience. Stopovers along the canal can be an excellent break between tours while booking a few nights at the nearby hotel provides easy access to the Niagara State Park.

  • The Hampton Inn is a solid hotel chain that is well-suited to guests on a stopover and close enough to Niagara Falls Park to make it ideal for fishing trips or hikes. Membership holders can reduce the bills at hotels across the country while the rooms are clean with useful cooking amenities.
  • Lockport Inn and Suites is rated in the top five places to stay in South Lockport. The independent hotel offers spacious rooms and gazebos and a swimming pool for meeting guests in the evening. The location on Transit Street is a short distance from the Erie Canal and its attractions. 
  • Just down the road from the Lockport Inn and Suites is One Eyed Jacks, a memorable barbecue joint that attracts both tourists and residents. The independent eatery offers a selection of traditional foods and slow-roasted meats, deli sandwiches, and an in-house smoker for that unmistakable flavor.
  • In the summer months, the Lake Effect Ice Cream Parlor that sits directly on the canal is a refreshing stopover. On Saturdays, the parlor joins the market that occurs directly outside. As an independent ice cream store, a wide range of flavors, like the aptly named London Fog, pay tribute to the canal's local history.

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County Can Help South Lockport Residents Get Rid of Fire Odors and Debris after an Emergency.

Buildings and contents restoration services are an essential part of the South Lockport community. An emergency, such as property fire, can cause a massive amount of stress and frustration. SERVPRO works calmly and efficiently to remove the trace elements of fire damage. By cleaning away smoke residues, correcting indoor air-quality issues, and deodorizing your property thoroughly. We pride ourselves on maintaining communication lines throughout the restoration of your home to minimize surprises and stress. Under the direction of an experienced crew chief, our production technicians can reduce personal inconvenience and return your home to a preloss condition as quickly as possible. SERVPRO is a distinguished member of the Buffalo Claims Association and the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas. 

  • We are an award-winning restoration service with over fifteen years of experience working in the South Lockport Area. 
  • Our ability to identify potential problems and rectify them quickly can reduce your home losses and speed up restoration times. 
  • Using our tiered carpet cleaning training, we can restore fittings in the home using a graded cleaning method. 

The impact of fire on your home is always emotionally stressful. Contact SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776 to reduce and mitigate losses. 

Explore the Harbor of North Tonawanda by Renting Water Bikes this December.

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the community enjoy Water Bike Adventures!

Water Bike Adventures is a North Tonawanda Company that Attracts Visitors All Year Round.

The Tonawanda harbor is a picturesque body of water that is best explored by taking to the water. From December 26th, Water Bike Adventures is opening bookings for paddle boats, Kayaks and Hydrobikes. This day out is suitable for all ages and is a relaxing way to experience the Gateway Harbour. Hydrobikes are stable ski-based bicycles that allow passengers to explore the waterways. Suppose you do not feel like expending energy. In that case, Water Bike Adventures offers a range of suitable electric boats for multiple passengers and allows guests to bring food, drinks, and music on board. Bookings should be made early to avoid disappointment. 

  • Safety standard life jackets are provided for all users of Kayaks, Boats, and Hydrobikes.
  • Water Bike Adventures is situated on Young Street, just a short ride from the Gateway Harbor.
  • Rentals are booked hourly, although electric boat tours sell out quickly, so book early.

Wet weather can increase the chances of mold growth in your home. If you notice persistent, musty odors, contact SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776.

Herschell Carousel Factory Museum Virtual Tours & Workshops in North Tonawanda

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO keeps the mold off of these beautiful horse that you can see on the North Tonawanda Virtual Tour.

Learn About Carousels and More – Visit in Person or Take a Virtual Tour on North Tonawanda

Who doesn’t love a carousel? It brings forth memories of times past and lazy summer fair days. Allan Herschell certainly enjoyed them and other amusement park rides. He was a partner in the Armitage Herschell company. This company was one of the area’s first carousel companies, and Allan starting working for them in 1873. He would go on to work for Herschell-Spillman Company. 

The Allan Herschell Company shipped carousels all over the world. His company was known for its quality rides, and they were sent throughout:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • India
  • Tahiti
  • South Africa
  • Mexico

They did so well they produced more hand-carved wooden carousels than any other company. Each carousel had beautiful horses that were simple yet elegant. Over time they produced over 3,000 of these carousels. 

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Today this museum has programs that enhance fun and learning. Virtual tours and workshops are available during this time of distancing. You can see a recorded museum tour, check out the Simple Machines 2.0 workshop, or participate in Binary Bracelets. 

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County provides mold remediation and cleanup in North Tonawanda. If you need mold mitigation, contact is at (716) 694-7776.

Why Choose Full-Service Water Restoration Over DIY?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

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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What are Signs There is Still Water in My Home After I Cleaned It Up?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Take a peek inside our warehouse. This is just some of the equipment at our disposal to restore your home.

SERVPRO Knows Sometimes Water Loss can be Hidden Within a Lockport Structure and Needs Professional Help to Restore the Property 

To save money, and not realizing how bad it can get, many homeowners choose to do water damage cleanup on their own. The problem with this type of loss is the water can migrate rapidly within a structure and wind up in areas where it can continue to do damage until it gets extracted and dried. Signs of remaining excessive moisture include:   

  • Deteriorated sheetrock
  • Warped or bowed wood floorboards
  • Delaminated tiles
  • Musty odors
  • Visible mold 

Is Water Damage Repair Possible on Wet Sheetrock?   

When SERVPRO technicians assist local homeowners with water damage repair and restoration in their Lockport homes, it is a multi-layered process. Upon arrival, they scope the property and pay special attention to the walls and floors. Sheetrock gives away the hiding place of excessive moisture by buckling or warping. The techs can use their detection equipment to determine how far up the material the water wicked and cut above the damaged portion. These flood cuts help stop any further damage to the sheetrock and make the replacing sheetrock easy to fit in the space left open once the property gets dried.  

Special Attention to Mold During the Mitigation Process   

During training, SERVPRO techs learn extensively about mold as the naturally occurring airborne spores are always present indoors and outdoors. When conditions are right, they germinate and cause problems. The technicians have multiple treatments, both proactive and neutralizing if existing colonies are found, such as:  

  • Antimicrobial cleaning agents
  • Antimicrobial sealants
  • Abatement tools for dried colonies 

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776 has a vast array of extraction and drying equipment to handle water damage repair and return your home to its preloss condition.  

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SERVPRO of ENC is here to help you

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

In this chaotic time, we want to let you know that SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is here for you! We are considered an essential business in NY state and will remain open to provide assistance to you with your cleanup and restoration needs. 

Services that we offer include:

*Fire & Water damage clean up and restoration

* Mold Remediation 

* Carpet, Upholstery and Air Duct Cleaning

* BioHazard , Vandelism and Crime Scene Cleanup

* Deep Cleaning

* Disinfecting Services and Proactive Cleaning : in wake of the Covid 19. We are here to help make sure both residential and commercial properties are safe.

We have been serving Niagara County and its surrounding areas for the past 19 years. Please give us a call and see how we can help you! We provide estimates: 

716-694-7776

We are cleaning experts

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County : 716-694-7776

Sources:

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We are here to help you

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

During this chaotic time in the world, SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is here to help you with your clean up needs. New York state has mandated that all non- essential businesses close due to the COVID 19 virus outbreak.

Rest assure, SERVPRO of ENC is considered an essential business and is still here to provide service to our local communities. In addition to  our basic services that we offer, SERVPRO has developed a proactive cleaning and disinfection protocol for businesses and institutions based on specifications from the CDC ( US Centers For Disease Control ) Our team is highly trained and equipped to handle all your clean up needs .

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time by phone at 716-694-7776 or by email : SERVPRO8794@aol.com.

As always, we are here to help you get through this time. Be safe and stay well.

Winter Weather Advisory

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Niagara CountyMODERATE Winter Weather AdvisoryInvalid Date

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO

6 PM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS

OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF

AN INCH.

* WHERE...NIAGARA COUNTY.

* WHEN...FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE HAZARDOUS

CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE THURSDAY MORNING AMD EVENING

COMMUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PERIODS OF SNOW, SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL RESULT IN SLIPPERY

ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE

DRIVING.

SUBMIT SNOW AND ICE REPORTS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA

Give yourself enough time to get from place to place . Beware of frozen pipes. If you have water damage from a frozen pipe, please give us a call 694-7776. 
We have been servicing Niagara County and its surrounding areas for 19 years. 

We are here for YOU!

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County offers specialty cleaning services ranging from cleaning office upholstery to making storefront windows crystal clear. We have the specialized training and products to get your commercial or residential property clean, safe, and healthy again.

A Clean Business Keeps Customers Coming Back
Your business represents you.  A clean and attractive business keeps customers coming and leaves a positive impression. SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County wants every inch of your facility to sparkle and shine. 

Our commercial specialty cleaning services include:
•    Air Ducts and HVAC
If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating dust, pollen, odors, dirt, debris, and other contaminants.
•    Biohazard and Sewage
SERVPRO is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.
•    Trauma and Crime Scene
Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. We will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.
•    Carpet and Upholstery
Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery.
•    Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
Ceilings and walls are exposed to dirt and dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants. Your heating and air conditioning system can distribute these contaminants throughout your property.
•    Odor Removal and Deodorization
SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.
•    Vandalism
Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner.


We’re Here Whenever You Need Us 
The team at SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County also has specialized training and experience in water damage restoration services, fire damage restoration services, mold remediation, commercial services, and natural disaster cleanup. 

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara at 716-694-7776.

We are here to help with your clean up and restoration needs . We have been serving Niagara County and it’s surrounding areas for the past 19 years . Give us a call 716-694-7776 . We would be happy to be of assistance.

Why SERVPRO? Because We Care!

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At SERVPRO, our number one priority is to make our customers satisfied . We understand that they are going through a stressful time and it is our mission to make the clean up as easy as possible.

 A fire in their home, a busted pipe which has caused water damage in their kitchen, mold in their office building. These are difficult situations emotionally which is all the more reason for our employees to be sensitive to what our customers are dealing with. Many times, depending upon the damage we are mitigating, we could spend days, weeks, or even months in customer’s home or office. We get to know our clients one on one. We get to meet their children. We get to hear about their families. We meet their pets. . We get to know them by carefully handling all of their cherished possessions, sometimes cleaning them and packing them away until their homes are restored. At the end of the day, we are just people helping people.  That’s what it’s all about. Sometimes that means stopping what we are doing and having a cup of coffee or dinner with our customers if they ask. We help the customer get through a difficult time.  

 Why SERVPRO?? Because we care about our customers...And they know it! Let us be the one you call when your life gets flipped upside down.

Call us 694-7776

Why Choose us?

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County?

Why choose SERVPRO of Portsmouth over the local competition? SERVPRO is the leading restoration company in the United States & Canada, specializing in water & fire mitigation and mold remediation. SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County offers biohazard & crime scene cleanup, along with cleaning services for air ducts & HVAC, vandalism, carpet, upholstery, & contents. 

SERVPRO is nationally known for making both commercial and residential emergency losses “Like it never even happened.” Here at SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County, we have highly trained & certified project managers, technicians & office staff, who work together to make your remediation process flow as effortlessly as possible. Everyone in our office is personally involved in each job- from fielding calls & going out to job sites, to providing timely estimates, and answering customers questions & concerns. 

Our number one priority at SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is customer service & satisfaction. We take pride in our work and promise we will do the best job possible from start to completion to make your loss feel “Like it never even happened.”

716-694-7776

Severe Spring Weather Tips

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

While spring brings the promise of warm weather and longer days, it also brings a variety of conditions that can include heavy rains and severe weather, which can increase your flood risk. Take action to protect yourself, your family, and your business—before a weather event occurs and it’s too late.

April marks the start of the rainy season. Spring storms can bring several inches of rain in only a matter of hours or there can be consistent rainfall for days. These heavy rains can lead to severe flooding by over-saturating the ground, overfilling storm drains, or rivers spilling over their banks.

As one of the most common hazards in the United States, it’s important we prepare for the potential disaster that flooding can cause. Even if you feel you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future.

In order help prepare you for the possibility of a flood, we offer you these tips:

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan
  • Avoid building in a floodplain unless you elevate and reinforce your home
  • Elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk
  • Install check-valves to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home
  • Seal basement walls and floor with waterproofing compounds to prevent seepage through cracks
  • Always keep your gutters and downspouts clean to allow water to flow freely
  • Prepare a flood evacuation plan
  • Know how to safely shut-off utilities
  • Keep insurance and vital records in a water-proof box
  • Have a portable radio to listen for important current information

When your home sustains water damage from flooding, you should call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County immediately. Our professionals have the expertise to prevent or mitigate the devastating effects that water damage can have.

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County has the equipment and experience necessary to handle the most challenging water damage and removal situations and we are available around-the-clock. Call us at (716) 694-7776, and we’ll return your home back to normal, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is here in your time of need

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Across North America, SERVPRO franchises are gearing up for 2019 to serve you as a leader in the cleaning and restoration industry. Are you READY for what the year may bring your way? While we only hope to see good things come about in a new year, it is always a good idea to plan ahead for the not-so-good things—like fire or water damage— that is always an unexpected and unwelcome disaster.

Here at SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County, we are here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” if one of those disasters comes your way. With over 1,700 independently owned and operated franchises, you can trust the team in green to get your property— and life—back to normal. We’re only a call away!

Faster to any size disaster. This is not just another tag line for SERVPRO—it is a commitment to be there when you need us most.

Whether you are a small business or home owner facing minor fire or water damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County has the resources needed to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume business as usual.

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is just the tip of the iceberg. Should a major disaster such as a flood or wildfire occur, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is always poised and ready to go where they are needed.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at 716-694-7776. Backed by a system of more than 1,700 franchises strong, we’ll help make your property disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Types of Water Damages and How SERVPRO Restoration Professionals Can Help

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Types of Water Damages and How SERVPRO Restoration Professionals Can Help

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County has helped countless local business owners with emergency commercial water removal services following invasive, problematic water damage issues that have threatened to halt normal business operations. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in emergency property restoration and cleanup situations of any type or magnitude. Our water mitigation and restoration professionals care about your employees' health and business operations, they work efficiently and quickly to restore your property, “Like it never even happened.” We know how important your time is, our goal is to help you stay open, operational, and in business. 

RECOGNIZED AND TRUSTED WATER DAMAGE EXPERTS

If you find that your office, warehouse, restaurant or other commercial property in Patchogue, Coram, Farmingville, Holbrook and Centereach has experienced water or sewage damage, from broken plumbing, flooding, roof leaks or other types of water damage the most effective solution is to hire a restoration company like SERVPRO to begin the cleanup, repair, and restoration process. When your WNY home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. We offer 24-hour services, excellent customer service, and expedient remediation work that return your home to a safe, sanitary condition.

THERE ARE 3 BASIC CATEGORIES OF WATER

Category 1:
Clean water originates from a sanitary source such as a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean and poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. However, it may not always remain clean after it meets other surfaces or materials.

Category 2:
Gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological).

Category 3:
Black water is highly contaminated and filled with pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster; Black water should always be handled by trained professionals.

THE 4 PRIMARY CLASSIFICATIONS OF WATER DAMAGE

  • Class 1 is the least amount of water, absorption and evaporation. It affects only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture.  Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present.
  • Class 2 involves a large amount of water, absorption and evaporation. It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad). Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches.  There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.
  • Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation. Water may have come from overhead.  Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushions and subfloor in virtually all the entire area is saturated.
  • Class 4 relates to specialty drying situations. Wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (eg. hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, light-weight concrete and stone). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity. These types of losses may require longer drying times and special methods.

We have the knowledge, experience and proper equipment to locate any hidden moisture lurking out of sight and clean up water damage of any size and get it done right the first time.

Moisture sensors, which are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls. We have moisture meters that we use to test the actual moisture content of materials. The meters allow our technicians to accurately monitor the drying process. Our team also has thermohygrometers on hand to measure temperature and relative humidity, which ensures techs can calculate and create an environment that is most conducive to drying.

Locally Owned and Operated
When you have a commercial or residential water damage, don’t leave your property to chance.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara (716) 694-7776


As a locally owned and operated business, Our SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County teams are close by and ready to respond to your water and flood damage emergency. As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience.

Getting your commercial property back in order doesn’t have to be a total loss. If you are experiencing a flooded commercial property in the WNY area, make sure to consult a local SERVPRO professional clean-up and restoration crew as soon as possible to help ensure proper and thorough cleanup

Water Damage Timeline

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Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads quickly throughout, being absorbed into walls your property, floors, upholstery, and belongings, saturating everything in its path.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets and floors.
  • Documents, photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
  • Electronics in contact with the water are damaged.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall 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.
  • 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.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants

SERVPRO Timeline

ONE – Within one hour from the notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service.

FOUR – Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.

EIGHT – Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

*Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.

At the first sight of water damage, call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County.  We will come out in a timely manner and assess the damage.

(716) 694-7776

Choosing a Professional Remediation Company

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why Call SERVPRO?

Imagine, you come home from work, running errands or even from vacation, only to find your basement is flooded! Your initial response may be to try and fix the issue yourself, but before you do, check our “Three types of contaminated water” article. If you have grey or black water, it is highly recommended you contact a professional ASAP, and remember, clean water can turn into grey water in less then 24 hours.

So, do you call your general contractor or a disaster restoration company? There are a few important differences between contractors and professional Water Restoration Companies. As a professional Restoration Company, we try to restore, rather than replace, whenever possible.

 Most contractors are not certified in drying and cleaning water damage to industry standards, so they tend to replace everything that is affected. This will often will include all flooring, walls, cabinets and even furniture. SERVPRO technicians are certified in drying and cleaning water damage to industry standards. We will not remove materials unless it is necessary. The average time to dry is 3 days, this prevents further interruption to your daily life and saves you money. We try to mitigate the water damage and restore when possible. Restoring your home is more cost efficient than replacing materials in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County! We are available 24/7 for emergency water losses!

Our promise to you

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is here to provide the BEST service to our customers. We are a fire & water damage clean up and restoration company. We offer many other services to help with your clean up needs.  Contact us at (716) 694-7776 for more information.  We service both commercial and residential properties. 

Remember, SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is here to help. We work on water damage, storm damage, fire damage and other severe weather damage. You can call SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County anytime, 24/7. At SERVPRO we’re trained in many restoration services. We know the safest, most advanced, and quickest ways to help you recover from water/fire and other damage to your home or business. We also provide carpet & upholstery cleaning , Air duct cleaning and bio hazard clean up.

Important Tips for Choosing a Biohazard Cleanup Service

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Always Choose a Trained Professional

  • Because it’s traumatic: No one should have to deal with the personal impact of cleaning up after the traumatic loss of a loved one. A professional SERVPRO can get a situation cleaned up quickly, compassionately and discreetly.
  • Because it’s safer: Federal regulations classify all human and animal remains, including blood, urine, feces, vomit and bodily fluids, as biohazards. This is because they have the potential of carrying life-threatening pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C, AIDS, HIV, MRSA, Tuberculosis and many more. The safe cleanup and removal of biohazardous materials involves extensive analysis and detailed work, and the use of state-of-the-art cleaning and odor removal technologies.

Licensed Bonded & Insured

  • It is important to use licensed professionals because they conduct safe cleanup, removal and disposal of biohazardous waste. Additional considerations include being registered and compliant with OSHA and FEMA, federal agencies that oversee disasters and workplace safety. Cleanup crews will be coming into your home or the home of your loved one, so be sure the professional you choose is bonded and insured.

Will Work with Insurance Companies

  • In most cases, insurance will cover much or all of the cost of traumatic even cleanup. You can minimize or eliminate your out-of-pocket expenses by working with licensed and bonded professionals such as SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County who will deal directly with insurance companies, saving you one more headache in this already difficult process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Can I just use my regular cleaning or janitorial service for biohazard cleanup of blood or bodily fluids?

A: Not unless your regular cleaning or janitorial service has been properly trained and equipped to handle biohazard cleanup and waste such as blood or bodily fluids, and has a legal place to dispose of the recovered biohazardous waste.

Q: Who pays for bio-recovery services?

A: In many cases home, business or auto insurance will pay for bio-recovery services. Ultimately the property owner may be responsible for cost of the service.

Q: Can I have an employee of my business clean the scene?

A: Federal Regulation 29cfr1910.1030 states that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to biohazard cleanup of blood spills without first:

  1. Receiving Blood Borne Pathogen (bbp) training.
  2. Having a written BBP exposure control plan.
  3. Having been provided personal protective equipment.
  4. Having been offered Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation and follow-up.
  5. Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio-hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site.

For more information please visit:

  • Biohazard Cleanup & Restoration by SERVPRO
  • Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Biosafety
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Hazardous Waste Laws & Regulations Information

We are here to help our property managers

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Tips for Water Damage for Property Managers

Water damage can be incredibly damaging to properties of all kinds and sizes. As a property manager, you want to try your best to ensure that any properties you are in charge of managing are kept as pristine as possible. You cannot do this when dealing with water problems and water-related damage. The fact of the matter is that commercial damages can be a lot more disastrous than you might think. For one, it can promote the growth of mold that you may not even be able to see. It can also damage things on the property to the roof, foundation and general building materials like beams and sheet rock on the walls.


As a property manager, it is essential that you establish a preparedness plan that will help to prevent commercial damage . This might include regular inspections of the property you're managing as well as routine repairs to anything that might be working in a less desirable manner. Such as downspouts on gutters or roofing that tends to  at times. One thing to keep in mind is that your tenants may not always alert you that there is a problem for a variety of reasons. One reason may be because they don't think the issue is a problem, or they may not even notice that there is a problem altogether. Because of this, it might be beneficial for you to conduct routine maintenance inspections to make sure that everything is in working order.


Because water damage can be incredibly problematic for property managers, it is especially important to prevent and fix issues as soon as you notice them. This can help to prevent problems from getting much worse, such as mold growth that has been caused by a flood or leak in some area of the property. Having a good maintenance team who can conduct routine inspections is also a vital part of any property manager's job.


If you are already experiencing commercial water damage or any of the issues that come from water damage, it is a good idea to contact SERVPRO so that they can come in and provide the clean up that you need. From water damage restoration to mold remediation, SERVPRO is there to assist any property manager or company when it comes to their property running to its full efficiency. Water damage can be a problem, but this doesn't mean that the problem cannot be fixed.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is locally owned and operated. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

When You Want A Professional & Speedy Water Restoration Company, Call SERVPRO!

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

What Water Does to Structural Elements of WNY Homes

With loss incidents that occur within your home, you have a finite timeline to correct the situation before irreparable damages occur. With water loss especially, these damages can begin almost instantaneously from the moment of exposure. Finding the right team with the tools to help is not as complicated as it might appear to be.

A primary focus for homeowners contending with substantial water loss incidents in their home is a fast response for water removal services. Our SERVPRO team of professionals have the tools and expertise to make a difference in preserving elements of your home by removing the water from the premises fast. Our 24-hour response team ensures that our highly-trained technicians remain available to any customer that could require our services any time of the day.

Within a few moments from exposure to water, elements like drywall begin to saturate and absorb the liquid. From the baseboards, this moisture wicks up the wall. This continued saturation can bloat and degrade this material after only twenty-four hours. Within a few days, microbial growth and potential biohazardous conditions could result. Taking care of the solution is finding the team, like our SERVPRO professionals, that respond immediately to the emergency.

Part of our effective mitigation approach to preserving the structural elements and the contents of your home is our determination to have advanced technology and equipment to remove water quickly from affected areas. Extraction plays a significant role in our mitigation practices, and tools like our gas-powered pumps and handheld extraction wands can make short work of this excess. We utilize thermal imagery to check the effectiveness of drying the area and to show our SERVPRO technicians where further attention is necessary to remove threatening moisture pockets.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Restoring your home after a substantial water loss incident requires the right team with the right tools. While there might be many choices you can make when it comes to restoring your property, you can trust that SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County is a wise one. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (716) 694-7776

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