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Who Should I call if there's a Musty Smell in my Olean Home?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing in property Call us at (716) 338-4901 whenever you need us and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Musty Smells in your Olean Home can Signal a Water Leak, Call a Water Restoration Technician for Help

Whether you are moving into a new home in Olean or have lived in the same place for years, you need to be alert to any changes in your environment. If you suddenly detect a musty smell and think there may be water a water leak or accumulation behind your walls, you are probably right. Rather than guess where the source of the problem is, call a reputable water restoration team.

Homeowners in Olean in need of water cleanup and restoration services can call SERVPRO for access to the knowledge and expertise of our team. Regardless of the size of your emergency, our team is ready to handle it by applying the latest industry best practices to restore your home while mitigating the damage. As soon as it is safe for us to enter your home, we arrive and set up protection barriers to prevent cross-contamination into other rooms. Our goal is to mitigate your loss and be as efficient as possible in returning your home to mint condition.

Why is moisture a danger to my home?

Some humidity is part of your home's environment, but it can cause trouble when that average level changes. Excess moisture in the air can cause your floors to cup, your laminate flooring to delaminate, and your walls to show discoloration. Although consequences sound esthetic, they indicate that the area is suitable for bacteria to multiply and become a threat to your health. To restore humidity levels, our SERVPRO team can take some of the following actions:

• Use infrared and thermal imaging to identify areas with excessive moisture, even those hiding behind cabinets and under your floors
• Use Injectidry technology to move warm air through your wall cavities and accelerate the evaporation of excess moisture
• Inspect your ventilation system and apply cleaning solutions as appropriate to avoid the spread of bacteria throughout your home

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean is at your service for restoration services, big or small. Call us at (716) 338-4901 whenever you need us and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

How Can Residents Prevent Bathroom Water Damage?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Inside view of bathroom; vanity, toilet, and tub Inspect your bathroom often for signs of water damage.

Jamestown Homeowners Do Not Want to Deal with Potentially Costly Water Damage  

The bathroom is often one of the most challenging rooms to keep clean in your Jamestown home – especially if you have children! The floors can get slippery, and it is all too easy to splash water around. 

Water damage to Jamestown bathrooms can be costly and inconvenient. Imagine the hassle if you need to replace the bath or sink, for example. It is far better to prevent water damage if you can. 

What are the risks of water damage in the bathroom? 

If left untreated, water damage can cause: 

  • Warping or staining of the floor coverings
  • Mold growth in damp areas, which can then spread to the rest of your home
  • Swelling or bubbling drywall
  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Damaged seals around the tub or sink  

How can I prevent water damage? 

There are several tasks you can perform to prevent water damage. SERVPRO recommends:  

  • Mop up all spills immediately, including wet footprints on the floor and splashes from enthusiastic children
  • Keep seals intact – repair or replace cracked tiles and degraded grout as soon as you notice them
  • Only flush toilet paper in the toilet, as other items can cause blockages that lead to water damage
  • Use bathmats and shower curtains to help protect against spills and splashes, and replace them when they look worn
  • Use the exhaust fan when showering or taking a bath, and use a dehumidifier to keep your bathroom drier 

SERVPRO suggests carrying out regular examinations of all fittings and fixtures to check for pooling or dripping water. You might also consider replacing older fixtures if they are showing signs of wear and tear. Newer toilets and faucets are more water-efficient too. 

What are some water damage signs? 

Watch for the following signs:  

  • Water stains on the walls or ceiling
  • Mold colonies growing anywhere in the bathroom
  • Peeling wallpaper, bubbling drywall, or soft areas on the walls (run your hands over the walls to check)
  • Toilets running or failing to fill correctly
  • A damp odor 

If you see signs of water damage, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean immediately. We are available 24 hours, and we are Faster To Any Size Disaster. It is better to contact us sooner rather than later to prevent further damage. 

How does SERVPRO detect water damage?  

We train our technicians to the Institute of Inspection, Restoration, and Cleaning Certification standards, which means they are experts in water damage remediation theory and practice. 

Our visit begins with assessing the water damage in your bathroom, which does not mean just looking at the damage. Our teams use a range of equipment to measure moisture levels in your bathroom. For example, we use both penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters to test the moisture level of materials, and we use thermo-hygrometers to measure humidity levels in the air.  

We use infrared imaging to look inside walls and behind baseboards, letting us track moisture movement throughout the structure and assess how deep the damage goes. 

Why is moisture testing necessary in the bathroom? 

Visual information alone does not give reliable data. Moisture testing tells us the precise situation and shows us potential hidden sources of moisture. Having exact data to hand means we can draw up the best drying plan for the case and deal with hidden damp areas. Because we can be more thorough, we can better prevent further damage and lower the risk of fungal growth. 

What happens next? 

We will tell you about our drying plan and ensure you are happy with it. If there is already fungal growth due to water damage, we will set up containment around the bathroom to prevent spores from escaping.  

The first step is to mop up any standing water and deal with any sanitation issues (for example, if the toilet is overflowing.) Our team will let you know which items in the bathroom are salvageable and which are not.   

Your bathroom may need some structural repairs, such as replacing tiles or grout, or removing and replacing water-damaged drywall or wallpaper. SERVPRO will either carry out repairs or, if necessary, bring in specialist contractors. We supervise contractors to ensure they treat your bathroom with the same care and attention they would like in their own homes.  

Drying is an essential part of water damage remediation. We can bring in dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans to reduce moisture levels in the air and help dry your bathroom more swiftly.   

Before we leave, we will deodorize your bathroom so that it smells clean and fresh.  

For help with water damage in your bathroom, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901.

How Do Restoration Technicians Dry Large Commercial Spaces Efficiently?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse with drying equipment SERVPRO has state of the art equipment to thoroughly dry your property. We work quickly to get you back to business as usual. Call us today.

SERVPRO Commercial Water Damage Restoration Technicians in Jamestown Perform Regular Monitoring of Drying Process to Ensure Minimum Business Interruption.



What is monitoring during the restoration process?

No two water emergencies are the same. For Jamestown businesses, it is not uncommon to have unique architecture or open-plan spaces. These larger spaces can counteract conventional drying methods and may require a tailored approach. Once demolition, water extraction, and cleaning processes are complete, SERVPRO technicians can set up drying equipment in the property. Drying out residual moisture takes significantly longer than pumping or extracting. However, it is essential to ensure that your business premises do not suffer secondary issues like mold growth. Technicians frequently monitor the drying process to optimize drying conditions on your premises.

What are the principles of dry monitoring?

- Inspect, observe and document areas of the property

- Consider and apply potential changes by repositioning equipment

- Adjust the drying system by bringing in or removing equipment

What equipment is used for monitoring?

Monitoring equipment for commercial water damage restoration in your Jamestown business relies on specific detection devices. This equipment may include hygrometers, sensors, or moisture meters. Usually, our technicians combine these readings with initial impressions and experience. Checking that dehumidifiers are pulling enough moisture out of the air is one example of monitoring. If the results could be improved, we could deploy more dehumidifiers or remove air-movers from the environment to speed up drying times. Repositioning equipment may also be sufficient to dry walls or other areas.

When is the restoration complete?

- Once drying equipment is removed from the property

- After a Crew chief conducts a final walkthrough with you to explain work done

- When you the premises manager sign a certificate of satisfaction

Re-opening your business quickly and minimizing your potential loss of revenue depends upon efficient drying methods. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901.

My Den in Olean Caught on Fire – Can It Be Restored?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Home with fire damage Our fire damage experts can have your home back to its original state, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Knowledge and Training to Help You Decide What Gets Restored.

Olean is the entertainment, financial, business, and transportation center of Cattaraugus County in New York. There are thousands of homes inside the city, and anyone could be impacted by fire at any moment. When that happens, our technicians can mitigate the damage and restore the residence to preloss condition. 

 Can My Paneling Be Saved?

 A den is typically office and personal space, often for men. You decorate it and make it as comfortable as you can. It may have mementos, books, and expensive furniture. It’s one of your favorite rooms in the house. You even had a fireplace put in to add to the cozy atmosphere. Then one afternoon, a spark from the fireplace lands on a stack of papers. The papers ignite and then catch the drapes. Thankfully you are near and grab the fire extinguisher, and the fire damage in your Olean den is contained. 

Soot and smoke damage can spread quickly beyond the room where the blaze occurred. Your walls are paneled and have smoke damage and possible charring. The entire content of the room has smoke residue. SERVPRO has fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) that can do a scope of your home and determine, alongside you and your insurance adjuster (if present), what can be repaired and restored. The type of paneling, and the material composition, has an impact on whether or not it needs disposed of and replaced. Paneling that may be salvageable includes:

  • Decorative 
  • Acoustic
  • Utility
  • Tileboard

It may not be cost-effective to restore your paneling, but if it is something that holds special value to you may wish for restoration. Slight charring and smoke residue are what technicians often deal with in this situation. Because of the ridges that are a characteristic of paneling, the soils can be challenging to clean. Chemical sponges may use, and vacuuming can lift the soot off. Acoustic paneling can be cleaned with peroxide active cleaning. Soda blasting may work as well as spraying and wiping with specific agents.

Draperies & Carpeting

Draperies may be salvageable, but there are many factors involved. The type of smoke residue on them makes a difference as different ones require different cleaning methods. To determine the best cleaning method, our SERVPRO techs check the type of fiber, dye stability, and backing material. Pre-existing problems such as age, weakened fibers and loose seams add to the situation. Dry cleaning and hot water extraction are methods often used for restoring drapes.

Since heat rises, carpets and flooring may be the least affected, especially with contained fires. The type of carpet and the fibers involved determine which cleaning method is appropriate. If the heat damage has changed the texture of the carpet, the damage is irreversible. As the soot settles, it can bond with the carpet fibers darkening your rugs. Cleaning doesn’t always remove that discoloration.

My Desk Has Minor Damage

A desk is often the focal point of a den. It was carefully chosen and may be an heirloom. The good news is that hardwood furniture is something that has a good track record of being saved. The type of finish and the intensity of the fire damage affect the outcome.  Unfinished wood is porous and quickly absorbs moisture, odors, and smoke film. The safest method for cleaning your desk may be dry cleaning. Finished furniture such as desks have unfinished areas such as on the bottom and inside the drawers. Wet cleaning can be used on certain types of finishes and may be required for moderate levels of residue. Semi-refinishing is a solution to restoration if needed. Other items in your den that it is possible to restore are:

  • Documents, books and photographs
  • Personal items and mementos
  • Clothing that was in the room
  • File cabinets
  • Upholstered furniture

Fire Damage and Restoration Services

SERVPRO is a comprehensive water and fire damage restoration company. Whether the blaze that affected your home was small and contained or more extensive requiring firefighter intervention, we can provide emergency mitigation within hours. Our Green Team is available around the clock. Disaster does not wait for a convenient time, and we understand that. Because of this, we work seven days a week, including holidays. We have homes and family, too, and can relate to how even a minor disaster can reshape your world. 

Our purpose is to clean and restore your den, so when you walk back in, it is, “Like it never even happened.” We have been restoring homes in the Olean and Jamestown area for years. Our satisfied customers can attest to our commitment to restoring your home. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for professional fire damage service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Local Water Removal Services Near Me?

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" We understand the need for continuing business as usual during restoration efforts. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO of Jamestown Can Provide Your Property With Water Restoration Services!

Finding a property that you own flooded and in need of water removal services is a complicated process for even the most experienced businessman. Having to close your doors temporarily means a loss in foot traffic and the chance for loyal customers to seek business elsewhere. When you are the owner of a restaurant or other retail store, locking your doors for multiple days is a massive hit to your revenue. 

For these reasons, we here at SERVPRO of Jamestown take water removal very seriously. Visualize a scenario where you are reaching the end of the night, cleaning your establishment, but then feel a trickle of water from the ceiling. In moments, that trickle turns into a downpour as a pipe running through your ceiling bursts. The situation may feel overwhelming, but the first step, and perhaps the most important one, is to call for help right away. If it is possible, always try to shut off the source of the water to limit flooding.

Can SERVPRO Really Help Me Whenever I Need It? 

We pride ourselves on the fact that we’re available for you whenever you need us. Our technicians can: 

  • Work during the night
  • Help you on the weekend
  • Help you solve whatever issues arise due to the water in your restaurant

We understand that you own and run a business and we want to help you get it back open as quickly as possible. 

What Can You Do to Remove the Water Quickly? 

We understand you may be concerned about the kitchen appliances on your property being exposed to water for too long. Water can cause rust, and it can cause electrical issues. To remove it as fast as possible, we can:

  • Use portable pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and extractors to remove the water as fast as possible
  • Clean up any mess made from the water and discard any damaged food items
  • Disinfect your kitchen and set up drying equipment to ensure the water does not cause damage 

Our primary concern is to ensure there is no excess moisture on your property. By using infrared cameras and moisture meters, we can be thorough in our remediation process and return your restaurant to you, “Like it never even happened.” 

If you worry your business needs water removal services, get help now! Dial (716) 338-4901 to speak with SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean. We are open 24/7 and can take your call whenever you need our help. 

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How Can I Recover Quickly From a Devastating House Fire?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Firemen spraying a house fire Let us help you get your Jamestown home back in order after a fire devastation. We are always available to help you.

Jamestown Area Fire Damage Restoration Companies, Like SERVPRO, Can Help You Overcome the Effects of a House Fire Fast.

Annually, particularly during the winter, Jamestown is the site of numerous house fires. These often result from home heating mishaps, clogged chimneys, and heater malfunctions. Regardless of a fire’s cause, services like SERVPRO can help.

There are several things SERVPRO, a Jamestown Fire Damage Restoration service, does to rapidly return your residence to its pre-fire condition. These measures work to restore your home’s structural integrity, remove destructive residues from its surfaces, return its aesthetically-pleasing appearances, and eliminate foul fire-related odors. Some of the procedures our experienced technicians take to remediate your fire-damaged home are:

Using high-velocity box fans to rapidly ventilate your house

Employing high-tech air scrubbers to eliminate odorous airborne particles

Counteracting foul odors with Vaportek devices and ozone gas generators

Sanitizing HVAC ducts with innovative cleaning systems

Injecting deodorants into odorous carpets and upholstery with injection devices

Using state-of-the-art foggers to neutralize unpleasant smells in hard-to-access places

Once completed, these actions often restore your residence’s pre-fire appearances and smell. Many times, they also save your prized furnishings and other possessions.

What Can SERVPRO Successfully Restore?

SERVPRO has a long track record of returning homes and their contents to pre-fire condition. We are skilled in cleaning and remediating all types of materials in various areas of your residence. Our technicians have successfully restored ceilings, attic rafters, walls, and floors. They have also renewed different kinds of flooring and upholstered furnishings made of a wide array of fabrics. Additionally, we have remediated HVAC systems and saved many highly valuable items like business records, Persian rugs, and priceless paintings. Whatever your home has, our professionals likely have extensive experience in restoring.

Considering all this, if your home is ever damaged by a fire, call SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean at (716) 338-4901 for assistance.

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Who Do I Call For Local Fire Damage Restoration Services?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher and flame You can contact our professionals 24/7. Our fire damage experts are trained in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning.

SERVPRO of Jamestown Can Provide Fire Damage Restoration Services to Your Home!

Unfortunately, many Jamestown homes can experience fire damage. Many people envision a fire on their property as a catastrophic event, but in reality, many are small and quite easy to put out and remediate. Despite this, here at SERVPRO, we believe professional services should be available for you no matter the scale of the damages on your property. Always remember, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Getting professional Jamestown fire damage restoration services to your home should be as easy as a phone call. Here at SERVPRO, we want to provide you with swift and excellent service, so you can get back to enjoying your home, as it should be. Imagine a scenario where an evening cooking session went wrong and caused a small fire in your apartment. Calling for help right away could do more for your home than you may think. Rapid removal of burned elements greatly reduces the negative impact of persistent odors and degradation of contents.

Does Getting Help Immediately Really Make a Difference? 

We're not exaggerating when we say that water, mold, flood, and fire damages are time-sensitive for best case recovery. Several problems could be avoided and resolved if you called for immediate help, such as: 

  • Pungent odors
  • Staining and yellowing of furniture, plastics, and cupboards
  • Scattered debris and ash 

Fires leave behind a mess after they burn. Don't burden yourself with the responsibility of cleaning them up. Our IICRC-certified (Institution of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) technicians can remediate the damages so you can focus on your life. 

How Do Your Technicians Remove the Smell of Fire? 

Depending on what burned in your home, flames have a way of leaving behind unpleasant malodors. To help remove them, our technicians can: 

  • Take a technological approach by using devices such as hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters to trap scent-causing particles 
  • Thermal foggers if needed to recombine malodorous particles into neutral, non-smelling compounds
  • Use elbow grease and homemade cleaning agents, to reduce smoke residue and the foul odors that go with it
  • Use priming paints to lock in unpleasant smells 

In reality, our SERVPRO technicians use all approaches that are appropriate to reducing odor in your home after a fire. 

What About the Mess From My Fire Extinguisher? 

Many apartments have special fire extinguishing systems designed to drop a fine powder on flames. While the powder does an excellent job snuffing out a blaze, it can cause quite a mess. Our technicians can: 

  • Use vacuums to remove a vast majority of the powder from around your kitchen
  • Remove your cabinetry, to ensure the dust is cleaned and not gathering in cracks and under toe kicks
  • Use special attachments to clean up powder in hard to reach places 

Here at SERVPRO, we strive to make you feel like we have your back. You can sit back and relax while our technicians handle the mess and the damage. It's our goal to return your home to its preloss state, so you can return to a home that feels, "Like it never even happened."

What About Damaged Materials? What Do You Do With Them? 

Our technicians can quickly demolish any structures beyond saving in your home to keep time on our side. We can start by: 

  • Bagging up damaged drywall and bringing to the curbside, for city disposal
  • Cleaning up any debris and garbage from the sight of the fire, so we can get to structure damage as quickly as possible 
  • For extreme cases, we can hire disposal services to bring a dumpster to your home so that we can dispose of all the damaged materials at once

It is rare for our technicians to need to gut out a home entirely, but it is not unheard of. No matter the severity of the fire, our technicians can help you get your home on the path to recovery. Cleaning up the mess is just the first step to mitigating the damages inside. 

When it comes to fire damage inside of your home, remember that fast action makes a difference for the outcome. Never wait when disaster strikes your home. It is often more cost-effective to fix the problem immediately and helps your home maintain its longevity.  

Do not wait to get help when your home really needs it. Speak with a representative of SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean by dialing the number (716) 338-4901. No matter the time or the day of the week, our technicians are ready to help you in your time of need. 

How Should I Cleanup a Leak While I Wait for Professional Assistance in Jamestown?

7/18/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

While You Wait in Your Jamestown Home There Are Some Things You Can Do

A leak in your Jamestown kitchen requires quick action. It is essential first to stop the leak, make sure that the water does not come into contact with electrical outlets. After your home is safe and free from hazards, it is helpful to wipe up excess water with old rags to help mitigate further damage.

What if Water Got Behind My Cabinets?

SERVPRO Uses Air Moving Equipment and Hoses to Direct Air Behind Your Cabinets.
Water cleanup in Jamestown is not always straightforward, especially when moisture hides underneath your cabinets or in the wall. Our SERVPRO specialists use air movers with hose attachments to direct airflow to the appropriate spot. If your cabinets are backless, technicians often dry the wall and flooring without drilling holes. If your cabinets have backings, technicians may need to drill small, restorable holes to access the wall behind them

What if There is Still Moisture in My Walls after Technicians Extract the Water?

    •    Technicians may choose to drill small holes at the top of your wall to facilitate ventilation if prolonged exposure to moisture or walls is not adequately drying.
    •    Understand that the drying process may require several steps before your structure is dry.
    •    Drying requires dehumidification along with the high-velocity air moving equipment use.
    •    Technicians may spray biocide under the cabinets in the toe-kick area to keep mold growth at bay.

Technicians consider your specific losses and create a restoration plan to bring your home to preloss condition. They find things like vapor barriers such as wood finishing products that coat your cabinets and address them quickly to make each impacted material or area is treated.

For 24/7 assistance dealing with water damage, contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Prevent Damage to the Metal Framing Inside My Warehouse After a Water Leak?

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

warehouse We know the steps to get your Jamestown Warehouse back from water damage. Give us a call today at (716) 338-4901.

For Commercial Water Damage Repair in Your Jamestown Warehouse Call SERVPRO

If a pipe breaks on the upper level of your warehouse in Jamestown, H2O could pour out and drench your building from the source of the leak down to lower levels of the building. It is also possible that moisture will find its way inside your wall cavities.

How can you tell if water got inside my warehouse's walls?

Initial Inspection- Before our SERVPRO technicians begin conducting commercial water damage repair inside your Jamestown warehouse, we inspect your entire building to calculate how severe the problems are and where the moisture traveled. Even though metal framing is uncommon in residential structures, commercial buildings often have light gauge steel pieces for the studs, tracks, and headers. The metal framing structures have bottom sill plates that make up the wall, window, and door headers. These sill plates are either "C" or "U" shaped channels that can hold water if the moisture comes down from above. We can assess whether or not there is water sitting on the plates by removing the baseboard, window, or door trim and drilling a hole in the drywall.

Restorability- The metal framework is very sturdy and resilient to moisture for the most part. The metal framing can be restored even if the source of your water leak was a sink or sewer line containing contaminated water. If the water is classified as a category two or three, meaning that it could be contaminated, then the metal frame pieces can be cleaned and decontaminated. However, if moisture stays sitting on top of any of your bottom sill plates, then mold could grow on the backside of your drywall, or the metal could rust over time.

Extraction- If standing water is present inside your wall cavities, then we can attach 3/8" tubing to an extractor to pull out the moisture.

If you ever need help drying out your wall cavities after suffering from a leak in your warehouse, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 24/7.

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What’s the Fastest Way to Dry Out a Commercial Building?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians with drying equipment We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your business property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

When water damage affects your Jamestown municipal building, our SERVPRO team can help with efficient extraction and drying solutions. 

With the higher volume of traffic that you can expect in the municipal buildings of Jamestown, it is vital to resolve pressing disasters that compromise functionality as soon as possible. Water losses are among the most common threats that could occur to these structures, as multiple sources could lead to these damaging effects. From a burst service line to a broken fire suppression system, widespread water damage can happen quickly when pooling liquid spreads to adjacent rooms and areas.

No matter how severe water damage in Jamestown structures might be, a fast response is always desirable. Our team of technicians and contractors can work together to meet the most pressing needs of the building when we first arrive and establish containment of the damaged areas. Identifying the fastest methods of drying out the structure occurs during the initial inspection and assessment of the property by our SERVPRO project manager, crew chief, and the board responsible for the upkeep of the municipal building.

How Can Job Scoping Help with Efficient Restoration? 

An evaluation of the property before our mitigation services begin can be a wise decision. This preliminary look at the damaged areas of the structure ensures that all parties involved are aware of the condition of the building and the necessary actions to return it to the preloss state. This assessment dictates the required equipment, the personnel needed, and even the work from our team of licensed contractors. The advantages of job scoping include learning the following:

  • Extent of Loss – It is the primary focus of this job scoping to identify the current condition of the building and what areas of the structure are still usable and can get protected from migrating effects.
  • Damaged Contents – Furniture, equipment, and documents can all be in the path of moving water and become irreparably damaged without direct intervention by our SERVPRO professionals. Our team assesses affected contents on an item-by-item basis.
  • Pre-Existing Conditions – Knowing what faults existed in the structure before the water loss can help to center our technicians on the restoration actions needed to address only the issues generated by the current water emergency. 
  • Path of Migrating Water – Using sophisticated detection devices in the inspection, we can discover not only where the damage originated, but also its path and concentration through the rest of the building. With marble and stone flooring, water can move quickly in search of sensitive materials that can absorb it, such as carpeting in office spaces and drywall.

What Tools Make for Efficient Extraction? 

Because there are several areas of the municipal building where absorption might not occur immediately, extraction can play a vital role in the restoration and recovery of the structure. Multiple water removal units can work in these settings, and much of this choice depends on the severity of the pooling and where in the building the water exists. Some of the options for extraction include:

  • Wet Vacuums
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Truck-Mount Pumps

How Can I Dry the Building Quickly After Water Removal? 

There is an immense pressure as a city structure to immediately resolve water damage concerns and get the facility back to top form. Through containment strategies and around-the-clock restoration techniques, our SERVPRO professionals can help to get back to running at full capacity. When it comes to drying the structure or specific contents, several tools are ideal for this:

  • Axial Air Movers – Air movers are the foundational tool in drying out damaged materials and environments. Unlike the centrifugal models that our team can use, axial air movers work to reduce the moisture content in a broad area rather than targeting a specific portion of material.
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers – Several dehumidifiers can help regulate humidity levels and moisture content in the environment where drying occurs. Our trailered desiccant unit allows for much more substantial production output, exhausting heated, dry air into multiple points while steadily drawing out moisture from the building.
  • Freeze Drying – Hard copies of records and documents can be found in most of the city building offices, making water loss incidents even more damaging when these documents become involved. With our freeze-drying technology, we can restore these items to their original condition on-site. 

There are multiple steps involved in getting your municipal building up and running again after a water loss incident. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team can help with experienced technicians and efficient equipment. Give us a call anytime at (716) 338-4901.