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Do Extraction Devices Work Better for Jamestown Homes Than Mops and Towels?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech setting up equipment Towels and mops are not the answer for water damage restoration. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage mitigation.

Professional Extraction and Restoration of Jamestown Homes are More Efficient and Thorough.

Water restoration services rely on efficient solutions that manage threats to properties entirely and efficiently. We have many tools and technologies allowing us to effectively remove water damage and map restoration and repair plans to make it "Like it never even happened."

Deep Extraction Needs

Water cleanup for Jamestown homes is often necessary after damaging incidents like burst pipes or appliance failures. In these situations, we are preparing for several inches of standing water. As leading restoration professionals, we arrive with countless tools for fast extraction and drying solutions. Some of the deep extraction tools possible to use in your home include:

Removing Surface Water Concerns

Minor pooling concerns and wet surface materials are still an obstacle after deep extraction is completed. Eliminating this threat to your home and its building materials involves a combination of shallow extraction tools and equipment designed to promote efficient evaporative dryings like air movers and dehumidifiers.

Thorough Drying and Monitoring

Drying the property after a water loss incident can be a significant undertaking. DIY approaches lack the focus that professional evaporative drying can create, including monitoring the progress of drying practices. With moisture meters and thermal imagery, we can track the migration of water throughout the property and eliminate damp pockets and caches where the humidity or moisture levels exceed the normal range.

Cleaning up after a water damage event can be taxing and overwhelming, especially when you cannot be certain that you have done enough to protect your property and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team has efficient and thorough drying and cleanup solutions to help damaged homes. Give us a call today at (716) 338-4901.

Is Storm Damage Cleanup in Olean a Professional Job?

10/3/2021 (Permalink)

three vehicle team at the job site. Floodwater intrusion. is no easy task. SERVPRO will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call. Storm and flood damage remediation for your home.

SERVPRO of Olean Understands that Storm Damage Cleanup Can Be Overwhelming. We Have Experts that Can Help

Floodwater intrusion can particularly damage residential properties since it often brings debris, dirt, and grime into the home environment. It is not uncommon for raw sewage to be present in floodwaters as localized sewage networks overflow in the surrounding area. The contamination present in floodwater is extremely dangerous, and homeowners should avoid becoming exposed to the present pathogens. Repairing your home following a flood event can be a time-consuming process, with it taking several months for some materials to become completely dry. Trusting a local service can help with:

  • Flood damage repair
  • Blackwater removal
  • Flood debris disposal

Carrying out storm damage cleanup for Olean residents requires experience and organization. SERVPRO crew chiefs can organize a workforce efficiently as well as providing administrative assistance through organizing the delivery of dumpsters for debris or transporting wastewater away from the property and into a designated facility. Some methods of cleanup may be simple, with technicians using shovels and thick gloves to remove silt, waste, glass, and wood debris from home. Other methods may employ more complex measures such as sanitizing the property or establishing clean rooms for materials. When damages are widespread, our crew chiefs can temporarily store possessions while restoration or reconstruction is underway. 

  • Our storage facilities are clean, organized, and climate-controlled to ensure your belongings are safe from harm.
  • While packing up a home, crew chiefs maintain and update a digital inventory of goods being moved to warehouses. 
  • Using our digital inventory, we can return your possessions to the areas of the home that they belong to once restoration is complete. 

Storms can cause extensive property damage to your home. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for storm damage cleanup at (716) 338-4901.

When is Mold Damage Remediation Necessary for my Jamestown Home?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling that dropped Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. Our IICRC certified technicians have the know-how and experience you are looking for.

Jamestown Residents Should Enlist Mold Damage Remediation Professionals like SERVPRO Immediately After Discovering Microbial Growth

One of the core questions facing homeowners is what is mold and how damaging can it be for my home? The simple answer is that mold is a microorganism. Like any organism, it requires water, food, and temperature to grow and reproduce. Mold also digests its food supply to provide the energy it needs to grow and multiply. In a home environment, that food supply is often some or all of the building's assembly. Prime areas for fungi are porous organic materials such as drywall, but it can also affect and digest textiles like carpeting or even woods which we see in cases of dry rot. Noticing the presence of mold in your home is enough to justify professional:

  • Mold remediation services
  • Mold Removal 
  • Black mold assessment

Before performing mold damage remediation in your Jamestown home, technicians must first establish the source, and extent, of mold growth. Sometimes the surface appearance of mold can be a much more extensive mold network that runs through the cavities of the home. For this reason, it is not unusual for mold assessments to involve the temporary removal of parts of the house. These actions typically allow remediators to check floor cavities or other recesses in the home that may harbor mold. Dealing with these areas of the property is essential to ensuring that mold does not return once the remediation process is complete. 

  • Establishing temperature controls in the property can be necessary to slow down mold's growth cycle and allow technicians to remove it efficiently. 
  • Disposal of mold-infested materials must be treated as a biohazard and contained within double-sealed polyethylene bags. 
  • Antimicrobial chemicals, usually dispersed through hand-sprays, can further help slow the growth of mold while remediation is underway. 

Using professional remediators can protect the structure and safety of your home. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for mold damage remediation at (716) 338-4901.

Can Rainfall in Jamestown Lead to Flood Damage?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

tree falling into home from a storm Storms cause extreme damage. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every job. Storm damage restoration is a job for us.

Persistent Rainfall Can Cause Flood Damage in Jamestown. Contact SERVPRO for Emergency Assistance

Periods of heavy and consistent rainfall usually brought about during the stormy season can put additional pressure on your home. Damage to a roof caused by winds, for example, could lead to flooding of the upper levels of your home as torrential rain pours into the cavities. SERVPRO has a local team of qualified professionals that can help to assess, mitigate and restore your home following a flooding. We have extensive experience working with residential architecture in the area, as well as a proven track record for emergency situations such as:

Upper-level flood damage in Jamestown can create dangers in your home. Not only is there a risk of slipping on wet floors, the ceilings themselves may become compromised by excessive waterlogging. For technicians, one possible fix is to drain the ceiling cavities by removing surface layers of the building assembly. These layers can usually be reinstalled relatively cheaply using new materials; however, drying the cavity before applying new materials is essential to avoiding long-term water damage issues. Attic spaces, in particular, can be tough to reach due to restricted access limiting standard equipment such as pumps or extraction units. SERVPRO can often deploy portable extractors in these circumstances to maintain an efficient drying procedure. 

  • Portable extraction units have an in-built storage tank that can hold over thirty gallons of water. 
  • Wand fittings are used in combination with these extractors to allow access to smaller areas of a loft. 
  • Portable extractors use the same components as truck-mounted extractors, which include vacuums, heating elements, and the ability to disperse antimicrobial chemicals. 

Storms can have dire consequences for your home. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for flood damage assistance at (716) 338-4901 now.

Why Do Jamestown Residents Need Professional Water Restoration Services?

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet being removed Water-damaged carpet removal is no DIY project. SERVPRO will have your home back to preloss condition in no time.

Big or Small, SERVPRO Helps Jamestown Homeowners Fast with Proven Water Restoration Methods After a Water Emergency

If you are handy around your property, you may feel as though you are equipped to handle a water emergency like a spill or burst pipes. However, you could be leaving moisture behind within your Jamestown home that leads to secondary damage or mold growth. Why call SERVPRO for water removal services? Because we use industrial-grade equipment and proven methods for successful water extraction, drying, and moisture detection. All of our efforts make it, so your home is “Like it never even happened.”

Water Restoration in Jamestown - Water Mitigation Means Following Water Migration

Many homeowners may forget that saving some money by going DIY might seem like a good idea, but you more than likely miss areas where water migrated in your Jamestown home. Professionals mitigate damage during water clean by looking at all locations where water may have traveled and moisture gets trapped. Some areas SERVPRO looks at will include:

In some cases, there will be tight spaces or hidden areas where it seems impossible to reach. However, we may perform controlled demolition like flood cuts or use boreholes to access these points. Our Injectidry system or positive/negative pressure systems are highly efficient for drying complex spaces, including small spaces behind walls.

Why Would Pack Out Services Be Required?

If you have many contents in the water-loss zone, it might be best to pack them up and move them off-site for storage carefully. Our team logs all items and packs them, so there is a detailed inventory of everything coming and going. Once the water restoration is complete, everything gets moved back into its original places.

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean is ready and able to handle your water restoration needs. Give us a call at (716) 338-4901, and we can have a crew at your door as soon as possible.

Flash Flood Damage? Call the Pros to Your Jamestown Property!

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

flash flood sign Flash floods are very hard to handle. Call SERVPRO for all the storm damage restoration your property needs.

Hiring SERVPRO for Flood Damage Mitigation After a Recent Jamestown Storm Gets Results

Not only is a flash flood scary, but this result from heavy Jamestown rainstorms also brings the potential for immense damage. The lower levels of your home flood with contaminated water, and tremendous basement flooding can be a nightmare to try cleaning with DIY methods. Not only does DIY leave you open for mold growth and structural damage, but the chances are good that your wet/dry vacuum will not be able to keep up. SERVPRO arrives within hours of your call to initiate assessment, cleaning, and drying techniques to restore your property to pre-flood condition. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Understanding the Steps for Flood Damage Cleanup in Jamestown

Ensuring that you, your family, and any pets are safe and sound should be the first order of business. You can then call our team to have IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) deployed to your home. We arrive fast so that our crew chief can take a look, which allows us to select all of the best tools and methods for your unique situation. Some of the emergency services water damage steps in Jamestown that we take may include:

  • Water removal services with the help of debris-capable truck-mounted extractors and submersible pumps.
  • Containment and content protection eliminates tracking and prevents extended damage.
  • Drying techniques involving air scrubbers to pull contaminants from the air, dehumidifiers to restore relative humidity (RH), and moisture detection tools ensure no area goes unaddressed.
  • Thorough cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of all surfaces exposed to floodwater
  • Controlled demolition, as needed, to repair or replace unsalvageable, saturated materials.

Each water clean-up job comes with its own set of challenges, and our crew knows how to adjust as we work to achieve our goals faster. When you require flood damage assistance after a storm in your area, contact SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean by calling (716) 338-4901.

Why are Professional Fire Restoration Methods Best in Olean?

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign SERVPRO fire and smoke technicians are ready at a moment's notice for any size fire damage disaster.

The Advanced Fire Restoration Techniques SERVPRO Brings to Olean Residents Gets Top-Level Results Faster Than DIY!

Whether you have one room of your Olean home ravaged by a fire in multiple areas, you have a feeling of worry and stress while realizing that fire clean-up needs to begin. Because you already have so much on your shoulders, letting a team of skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) from SERVPRO do the work is an excellent choice. We have the proven methods, we are locally owned, and our team cares about getting your family back to their routine "Like it never even happened."

Fire restoration in Olean, when handled by our certified technicians, helps you to know that all areas of your home will be in great hands. We take the time to inspect structural elements for safety, monitor indoor air quality (IAQ), and work meticulously to ensure no foul odors linger or that moisture gets left behind from the first responders extinguishing the flames.

During the fire and smoke damage cleaning process, our team may use a variety of techniques. Often, the project will call for a combination of most or all of the following methods:

  • Dry cleaning with brushes, vacuums, clothes, etc.
  • Wet cleaning with sponges, mild cleansing agents, emulsions, etc.
  • Agitation
  • Immersion

Of course, harsh odors from soot and smoke residue will become a significant factor in our restoration process. All odors must get addressed and eliminated so you are not left with a reminder of the blaze. While mitigation and surface cleaning helps with odor control, we have a variety of other equipment and products that help us get incredible results, including:

  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration
  • Odor neutralizing pellets
  • Thermal fogging machines
  • Ozone generators
  • Hydroxyl generators

While we hope the time never comes when you need to call us, we are here 24/7 for fire restoration and smoke remediation. Call SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean at (716) 338-4901 for emergency response.

Does SERVPRO Provide Water Extraction Services to Large Commercial Buildings in Olean?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at work. Water damage emergency in your commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment on every job.

Can SERVPRO Respond On Weekends in Olean for Water Extraction Emergencies?

Leaking water can cause an emergency in Olean commercial buildings at any time of the day or night. Whether at night, on weekends, or in the middle of the day, water leaking into your building can disrupt operations, cause closures and cause delay deliveries to customers and your facility.

SERVPRO provides water extraction services to commercial buildings in Olean 24/7, and we respond in less than 4 hours from your call. We can assemble our emergency team to respond on weekends, during the night or day to meet your emergency. Our SERVPRO franchise is also part of a large national franchise and can call on these franchise teams to assist in large commercial emergencies to minimize your downtime.

We can deploy large truck-mounted water extraction pumps and vacuums to remove large quantities of water. Our weighted water extractors can remove water from all types of flooring materials. We use vacuum wands to reach under furniture, storage areas, and cavities to remove excess water and moisture.

SERVPRO can help your company return to normal operations quickly. We provide:

  • Emergency services water removal
  • Large scale air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your commercial space
  • Response on weekends and evenings in addition to daytime emergencies

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for mold removal in Jamestown and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 338-4901.

SERVPRO Assesses Water Restoration Requirements in Jamestown Water Leaks

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles outside job site. Water leaks in your home are no easy task to handle. SERVPRO has trained technicians for every size of the disaster. Call now for the help you need.

Can SERVPRO Repair all of the Water Restoration Requirements in my Jamestown Home?

Water leaks almost always occur at the worst times. And water can cause a great deal of immediate damage as well as ongoing damage if moisture is left to linger in hidden cavities, under carpets, or inside walls. The structural materials may be compromised as they absorb water, and lingering humidity is perfect for mold spores to settle and create a mold colony.

SERVPRO provides complete water cleanup and water restoration to Jamestown residents whenever they experience water in their homes from a leak, overflowing sink, or a broken window. Our first task is always to assess the situation. We are looking for:

  • Safety issues – slippery conditions, electrical hazards, structural hazards, and more.
  • Source of the water – has the water source been controlled
  • Water location – visible water and water that may be under flooring, inside cupboards, and inside wall cavities

After our initial assessment is complete, a SERVPRO team lead reviews the situation with our clients. They then begin deploying the necessary equipment to remove the water and dry the home and contents.

Structural materials that the water has damaged may also need to be repaired. Our general contractor license allows us to offer the client complete repair services, including replacing damaged building materials, plumbing, and electrical systems.

We offer:

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for water restoration in Jamestown and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 338-4901.

Can SERVPRO Complete Mold Removal in an Entire Building in Jamestown?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician with equipment in hand Mold remediation for a commercial building is a job for none other than SERVPRO. Our technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of the job

Does SERVPRO Offer Restoration After Mold Removal in Jamestown Buildings?

Mold contamination in a commercial building in Jamestown can cause significant operations problems for many businesses. Employees and customers may report a strong odor when they enter your building or perhaps from specific areas of your structure. Mold can cause health effects, so building managers must address the mold problem as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO provides mold removal services to companies and businesses in Jamestown. We remove all mold-contaminated materials, clean porous materials, clean dust, and settled mold spores, and we dry the structure to prevent further mold growth.

Mold needs moisture, food, and warmth to grow. Our technicians inspect your building and identify the source of the moisture. All contaminated porous materials are carefully removed to avoid further contamination and spread of spores. Non-porous materials that cannot be cleaned are bagged and removed from the building for disposal. 

SERVPRO provides additional services that many building managers appreciate:

  • Clean all surfaces from the top of the structure to the bottom to remove all mold spores
  • Dry the area where moisture caused the initial mold contamination
  • Repair and reconstruction of a structure damaged by mold infestations

We respond within 4 hours of your call, and we focus on returning your companies operations to normal as fast as possible. Every day your building is closed represents lost revenues and employees out of work.

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for mold removal in Jamestown and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 338-4901.