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Looking for Jamestown Kitchen Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech grabbing equipment Smoke remediation service is top-notch by SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for the job.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Eliminates Stains and Odors

Among the one in 20 homes that files a claim each year, one in 350 files a claim related to fire damage. Fortunately, when disaster strikes in your Jamestown home’s kitchen, fire damage restoration can begin quickly.

SERVPRO helps Jamestown homeowners receive fire damage restoration from trained technicians to minimize property damage and optimize repair and replacement savings for both structures and contents.

SERVPRO’s Smoke Remediation Techniques

SERVPRO offers fire damage restoration for Jamestown homes, focusing on remediation and repair when possible to preserve structures and contents.

Smoke remediation is a crucial part of Jamestown fire damage restoration:

  • Loose, dry soot deposits are removed first to prevent the spread of dry soot through ventilation systems
  • Such items as Crumbly Cleaner, dry cleaning sponges, and HEPA filter vacuums
  • Negative air pressure can be established to prevent airborne particles from migrating to other rooms
  • Heavy charring on wood fixtures, such as cabinets and wall studs, may require abrasion cleaning

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for emergency fire damage restoration services at (716) 338-4901.

Looking for Jamestown Water Damage Cleanup and Remediation?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher leaking water Water damage in a home is no DIY project. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size water restoration service needed.

SERVPRO Water Cleanup is Proactive and Restorative

Whether a bathtub overflow, a pipe leak, or a cracked dishwasher door gasket is the cause, water cleanup for Jamestown homeowners can be challenging without professional assistance.

SERVPRO offers water cleanup for Jamestown properties that begins within hours of initial contact. Technicians are trained to perform water damage remediation per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards.

SERVPRO Detects Water Damage from Burst Pipes

SERVPRO technicians utilize water cleanup techniques for Jamestown property owners that include:

  • Moisture measurement of surfaces and the air with calibrated sensors, meters, and thermal imaging cameras
  • Temperature-sensing cameras examine wall cavities and hard-to-reach areas for changes in temperature indicative of water damage
  • Remediation is performed with extraction tools, EPA-registered sanitation solutions, and a multitude of water damage odor control strategies
  • Ceiling leaks from water damage can be addressed by removing unsalvageable drywall, extracting moisture, and drying wall cavities
  • Demolished structures can be repaired and replaced during the rebuilding process

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean performs Jamestown water cleanup services when property owners call (716) 338-4901.

What Can Mold Specialists Do for Mold-Damaged Olean Homes?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage in office Mold remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size job needed.

Mold remediation of Olean homes requires experienced professionals and premier products.

Mold damage is not uncommon to Olean homes and businesses in our service area, especially following severe weather events, flooding, and other moisture concerns. We have mold specialists capable of addressing remediation to black mold damage repairs. With our extensive experience in this field and continued training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we are a top choice for:

  • Mold remediation
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Attic mold
  • Black mold
  • Mold specialists

The Value of Mold Inspections for Olean Homes 

Determining the appropriate actions to take after mold damage in Olean homes falls to the skilled professionals leading our technicians like our project management and crew chiefs. These certified experts and mold specialists conduct thorough mold inspections on the property to determine the extent of the mold damage and what processes are necessary to restore it. This inspection can also identify damaged contents and relocate them when possible to avoid irreparable damage while remediation gets underway.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Black Mold? 

Removing active colonies is not a one-size-fits-all solution for area homes and businesses. Bathroom mold removal, for example, seeks to remove as much of the surface mold and active colonization as possible without demolition. As it stands, there are times where a degree of controlled demolition is unavoidable after mold damage. With multiple strategies for remediation of mold damage, choosing the right approach can save customers time and money on the property's restoration. Some of the options available include:

  • Surface sanding
  • Media blasting/aggressive cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning with antimicrobial products
  • Controlled demolition

Can Mold Specialists Deodorize Olean Homes After Mold Damage? 

One of the challenging aspects of mold damage, especially with basement mold remediation, is a lingering odor. Our professionals must overcome musty smells that active colonies emitted, which can exist long after the bulk of remediation work completes. Effective deodorization of the mold damage by our professionals involves several practices and products. With black mold odors, lessening the severity is a critical first action to take. We utilize counteractant products in our inventory like beads and granules to absorb foul scents. Deodorization follows after with premier tools such as:

  • HEPA Air Scrubbers
  • Thermal/ULV Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators

Can SERVPRO Help with Black Mold Damage Repairs? 

When you consider the destructive nature of developing mold colonies and their ability to deteriorate exposed structural elements, repairs and reconstruction are often necessary after black mold damage forms. With a general contractor license, we can provide multiple services to prevent further mold damage and destruction in your home, beginning with direct remediation practices like a controlled demolition to repairs and build back to resolve moisture penetration concerns.

Because of how quickly situations like mold damage can get out of control in area homes, you can count on our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team to respond quickly. You can reach our experienced mold specialists 24/7 at (716) 338-4901.

Should Homeowners Do Their Own Water Damage Cleanup?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Flood cuts in wall. Water damage is no DIY project. Call the pros at SERVPRO for the water mitigation services needed for your property.

Using a professional water cleanup company in Jamestown is a better option.

You may think cleaning up a simple water intrusion yourself would not be difficult, especially if you own a shop vac. In most cases, it is not the best option. There are many reasons you should use a professional company like SERVPRO for water damage.

Benefits of Professional Water Damage Services

There are excellent reasons to use a qualified water cleanup service in Jamestown. These include:

  • Safety – Safety should never be short-changed. Certified specialists understand what safety concerns need to be addressed when dealing with water. 
  • Insurance Company – If handled by a professional company, your insurance may cover the cost. 
  • Efficiency – SERVPRO teams perform an initial scope and then get right to it. Fast mitigation is crucial to prevent secondary damage. 
  • Industrial Equipment – Household flooding requires heavy-duty equipment. Homeowners cannot work as efficiently as professionals can. 

DIY cleanup takes a long time, and the more the water sits, the more damage it can do. Moisture travels and can end up in hidden locations that homeowners cannot see. SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for professional water cleanup in Jamestown.

Are Floodwaters a Risk to Jamestown Homes?

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians at work. Storm damage is no DIY task. Call SERVPRO for the water restoration services needed for your property. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO understands the risk of biohazardous water and mitigates the flood damage

Jamestown, NY is known as the “Furniture Capital of the World” and “The Pearl City.” It is not a big town, but there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the area. There are comfortable Airbnbs you can book if you are visiting. If you are local and have never been to some of these attractions, why not check them out?

Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum

It may be blustery outside, but you can get in from the cold at this interesting museum. If you are an “I Love Lucy” fan, you are in for a treat. Established in 1996, it is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Visitors can see all kinds of memorabilia on display. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and 11 AM – 4 PM on Sundays.

Fenton History Center

Adjacent to the Fenton Mansion, this attraction is a research center. Their goal is to preserve the history of Jamestown and Chautauqua County, connecting the past with the present. The Fenton Mansion was built in 1863, and visitors can experience the look and feel of a Victorian home. The museum has exhibits dedicated to the Civil War and Underground Railroad. The underground railroad played an essential role in the history of Jamestown. One of the newest exhibits, “Made in Jamestown: How Furniture Built a City,” outlines the furniture industry that led to the city being known as “The Furniture Capital of the World.” 

Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Roger Tory Peterson is famous for his beautiful studies of nature. His love for and study of plants and animals worldwide has allowed us to know much about nature. The institute has exhibits, active projects, and archives of his work. If you are a lover of nature, it is something you will not want to miss. The RTP Institute is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM. Sunday hours are 1 PM – 5 PM. They are closed Mondays and holidays.

Allen Park

If getting outside is what you enjoy, then a day at Allen Park is a perfect choice. You can enjoy:

  • Soccer fields
  • Exercise course
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • A sliding hill
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic areas

The sliding hill allows you to enjoy the park even in this snowy weather. Local bands perform each weekend when the weather permits. The park is open all year, so everyone can enjoy getting out and getting active no matter the season.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Services in Jamestown

Even in winter, flooding can be a concern. Heavy snowfalls followed by higher temperatures or rain can cause flash flooding. Certified professionals in dealing with biohazards should mitigate flood damage in Jamestown.

Why are Biohazards a Concern?

Floodwater is considered blackwater, which means it is highly contaminated. When water enters a home due to a storm, it becomes a health hazard due to many things that may be in the water. This includes:

  • Bacteria and pathogens such as tetanus
  • Debris and dirt
  • Chemicals from factories
  • Dead animals and insects
  • Hospital waste

Because of the danger, this poses, you want professionals such as SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean to mitigate the flood damage. We are IICRC certified and understand the risks. Contact us at (716) 338-4901 and let us help restore your home to preloss condition if possible.

Coastal Flooding Can Wreak Havoc Even During the Winter

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. When a storm strikes. SERVPRO is the team needed for the job. Their techs are IICRC certified for any size disaster.

SERVPRO specializes in flood cleanup in Olean year-round

The Olean Times Herald reported on Feb 3, 2021, that a Nor’easter sent crashing waves into coastal homes all along the shorelines from New Jersey up to Maine. Seacoast flooding has increased over the last decade due to rising sea levels. 

What Can Homeowners Do to Be Better Prepared?

Anyone who lives where there is a possibility of flooding needs to be prepared for it. When you are ready for a disaster, as much as you can be, there is no need to panic. Here are tips that can help you handle a flood that requires flood cleanup in Olean

  • Make sure you have the correct flood insurance
  • Have an emergency plan that outlines where your family meets
  • High-risk areas should elevate the electric panel, appliances, and furnace
  • Install check valves to floodwater from backing into drains
  • Protect basement walls with a waterproof sealant
  • Coastline homes may want to consider barriers

Once a flood hits and your family is safe, contact your insurance company. Then call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean immediately at (716) 338-4901. The sooner our crews begin emergency mitigation, the better. Never try to do flood cleanup on your own. The water is highly contaminated and biohazard. Our technicians are trained to handle troublesome situations like this and can do so safely.

Jamestown Homeowner Has Damp Wall Behind Kitchen Cabinet

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro vehicles and equipment outside of home Property owners breathe a sigh of relief when the SERVPRO green fleet swiftly arrives for water loss mitigation.

SERVPRO technicians can find the source and provide water damage mitigation

When you notice there is moisture under your sink cabinet, something is causing the problem. It could be a pipe with a leak or a leaky faucet, but the source needs to be found.

When a water intrusion occurs under the sink, it can damage the floorboard, the wall behind it, and the cabinet itself. SERVPRO can provide water damage mitigation in Jamestown. We can remove the moisture and restore the elements. Our team utilizes several techniques to determine moisture levels. These include:

  • Moisture meters
  • Moisture probes
  • Infrared cameras

Once the technicians know what the extent of the problem is, they get busy extracting the water. Once that is done, the floor, walls, and cabinets are dried. We use various tools depending on the situation. These include:

  • Light wands
  • Squeegees
  • Pumps
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air movers

For professional water damage mitigation in Jamestown, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901. You can depend on us to leave your home, “Like it never even happened,” whenever possible.

Can My Olean Workshop Sheetrock be Saved?

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in plaza If you need a company you can trust, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean today for any of your water or fire damage remediation needs.

SERVPRO can mitigate fire damage in commercial facilities

If your workshop has smoke damage from a minor fire, you may think all you need is a quick cleanup. If the walls are made from sheetrock, wiping them down, and repainting can seem the easiest way to go and inexpensive. This can cause more problems.

Smoke can cause extensive damage, and you should use professional fire damage services in Olean. When our team arrives, we begin right away:

  • Inspect the walls and ceilings
  • Check the type of smoke residues present
  • Clean impacted areas
  • Deodorize the facility
  • Repair and restore needed areas and elements

Sealants May Be Needed

In specific incidences, particulates can become embedded into the sheetrock. When that happens, basic cleaning may not be enough. In this case, our technicians can use sealants. Sealants encapsulate the foul odors with a method that covers the smells. Once that is done, the sheetrock is ready to be primed and painted.

Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for commercial fire damage service in Olean. Our business helps keep your business up and running.

Homeowners Should Not Attempt to Cleanup Floodwaters in Jamestown

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home You can rely on the professionals of SERVPRO completely for effective flood damage remediation after a flood disaster.

SERVPRO can mitigate flood damage in impacted Jamestown Homes 

James Prendergast, the founder of Jamestown, was an early settler who had the foresight to buy large land plots. It began with a 3,500-acre purchase of the current Chautauqua County. That transaction took place in 1806. As he explored the Jamestown area, he saw the potential and, in 1808, purchased 1,000 acres in that location. The first building in the town was a log cabin built by Prendergast and John Blowers, an employee. Soon another log cabin followed, and then several mills and a dam. 

The Town Expands

The city of Jamestown soon began to grow. In 1827 it was large enough to be incorporated as a village. A night watch was established in 1855 to watch for fires. With many of the city's buildings made from wood, a fire could mean catastrophe for the entire town. Other important events include:

  •   The first mayor, Oscar F. Price, was elected in 1886.
  •   In 1886, James Murray became the first Chief of Police with a force of 6 men.
  •   Jamestown Electric Light and Power Company began in 1887.
  •   WCS was founded in 1887.
  •   Jamestown Woolen Spinning Co. was established in 1888.
  •   The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church laid their cornerstone in 1888.
  •   The American Aristotype Co. was established.
  •   The first trolley car came in 1890.
  •   Chautauqua Worsted Mill was established in 1892.
  •   In 1893, the first ice cream store opened.

Into the 20th Century

The 20th century saw increased industrial growth. In 1900 the Furniture Index was first published, Tinkham Brothers began their business, and the Hall Textile Corporation was put in place. The city purchased a water system in 1903. The same year J.P. Danielson Tool Company was formed. Another tool company, Crescent Tool Company, was founded in 1907. This company was the maker of the famous crescent wrench.  In 1918 the Emerson Glass Company began making glass. The Blackstone Corporation, which made automobile components and washing machines, was a powerful economic force in the city for most of the 20th century.

Famous for its Furniture

Jamestown was home to several furniture companies and was known as the “Furniture Capital of the World.” People from all over the United States would attend the furniture expositions. These events took place in the Furniture Mart. The building remains today and is home to various offices. 

Music Arrives & A Star is Born

As Jamestown flourished, more entertainment outlets began to open up. In 1908 the Jamestown Symphony Orchestra and the Music Study Club began. On August 6, 1911, Lucille Ball was born at 69 Stewart St. 

Historic Landmarks

Today Jamestown features some interesting landmarks. Residents and visitors can enjoy visiting:

  •   The Fenton History Center – located in the Reuben Fenton Mansion
  •   Lucille Ball-Desi Arnez Center
  •   Jamestown Gateway Train Station
  •   National comedy Center
  •   Robert H. Jackson Center
  •   Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Services to Jamestown

The number of storms and the severity has increased over the past year. With storms, hurricanes, and torrential rain comes flooding. Flash flooding causes contaminated waters to pour into homes. The best thing you can do when this happens, once things have calmed down, is call in the professionals at SERVPRO.

We have extraction and drying equipment to mitigate the flooding damage

  • truck-mount pumps
  • portable wet vacs with wands
  • centrifugal air movers
  • dehumidifiers 

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean provides flood damage mitigation to impacted Jamestown homes. Contact us at (716) 338-4901 and leave the cleanup to us.

Don’t Miss Annual Doors Open Jamestown

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Building "Museum" Explore local attractions and museums in Jamestown on Saturday, January 16th, for the Annual Doors Open Jamestown event.

The Local Jamestown Museums Invite You to the Upcoming Annual Doors Open Event

Whether you are looking for a day out of the house or you want to spend some time learning with friends and family, there are plenty of incredible museums in Jamestown. This January, you have the unique opportunity to experience all that they have to offer with the Annual Doors Open Jamestown event. During this time, you can enjoy free admission at the local attractions and museums throughout the city. This is your chance to surround yourself in nature, art, comedy, and history. Additionally, many of the local retail shops and eateries will be offering special discounts to patrons. 

  • Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2021
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Various locations throughout Greater Jamestown, New York
  • Cost: Free

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean wants all residents to have incredible experiences at various attractions for Annual Doors Open Jamestown. Why call on us when you need help with flood damage? We know that flooding and storms happen at a moment’s notice, which is why we have crews on standby to respond fast. When you call us at (716) 338-4901, we can dispatch a team within hours to help with water extraction and full-scale restoration.