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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.

Carry-Out Crafts for Olean Residents

12/19/2020 (Permalink)

Family crafting Be sure to grab your craft kit from Olean Public Library On December 21st.

Olean Public Library is Offering Carry-Out Crafts for Fun Holiday Inspired Décor

Taking time to enjoy the holidays is even better when you have fun crafts to tackle with your family. On December 21st, the Carry-Out Crafts event at Olean Public Library involves a cute Reindeer Antlers design. Each week, families can stop by and pick up a craft kit that they can take home to put together while making memories. With the need for safe social distancing, this is the perfect way to celebrate the season. It is recommended that you call ahead of time to reserve your craft kit to ensure enough supplies.

  • Date: Monday, December 21st, 2020
  • Time: Available during operating hours, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Olean Public Library, 134 North 2nd Street, Olean, NY
  • Cost: Free

The Olean community deserves to have great ways to enjoy the season, and our team here at SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean is proud to support the local library for events like this. Why call on SERVPRO when you require restoration services? We are available for rapid water damage cleanup so that you can cut down on the cost of your overall project. Call us at (716) 338-4901, and we will send out a skilled crew of technicians right away to get to work.

Fire Restoration is Not a DIY Project – Call in Skilled Technicians to Restore Your Jamestown Home

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked outside of home Leave your fire damage for the professionals. SERVPRO will restore your property back to its original state. We are faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean Ensures Dependable Results When Returning Your Jamestown Interior to Pre-Loss Condition

There is something special about visiting a town with a rich history and a lot of heart. Jamestown, New York, is a place where you will not only find exciting facts and stories that have gotten built upon throughout the years, but there is also a strong sense of community. Located in the southwestern portion of New York State, this area is looked at as the hub of Chautauqua County. 

In terms of geography, you will find the Allegheny National Forest heading south and to the north is Lake Erie. As far as population, roughly 29,000 people were living in this city in 2019, which has been noted as the most significant population center within the county. With Chautauqua Lake nearby, it has become a bountiful freshwater resource often used by naturalists, fisherman, and boaters alike. 

Understanding Jamestown – The Pearl City

A man named James Predergast first realized the potential for the region along the upper portion of Chautauqua Lake during a visit in 1806. He had later returned in 1811 and started to clear a bit of land to begin developing a family settlement. By the end of 1811, he had constructed the first sawmill and dam in the area, now known as the BPU Light Plant Facility. 

After about two years of Predergast’s stake in the region, other settlers started to come into the new area to take advantage of all available opportunities. A blacksmith shop began operating in 1812, which was followed by a smaller wood furniture business founded by Phineas Palmiter. He became known for being a world-renowned furniture builder that catapulted Jamestown within the industry.

While the land was being cleared for small industrial and agricultural purposes, the forests were often used as money-makers. Because hardwood remained too expensive for transportation and too heavy to float the streams, it got burned instead. As this happened, the ash leached, obtaining lye and “pearl ash” – this was an essential component for the manufacturing of glass products. Once the mid-1820s arrived, Jamestown had become one of the largest hubs in North America for pearl ash production. Due to this distinction, Jamestown, New York, then became known by the name “The Pearl City.”

Jamestown, NY, Moving Into the 20th Century

The Tinkham Brothers established a furniture business during 1900, which ran alongside the formation of Hall Textile Corporation and the publishing of the Furniture Index. Jamestown purchased a water system in 1903 around the same time that J.P. Danielson Tool, Co. was established. The excavation for Jamestown General Hospital began in 1910, which is a structure still standing today. 

The Emerson Glass Company was founded in 1917, which was the same year Company E set out for guard duty. Moving into 1918, Jamestown Corp. began to make airplane propellers. In that same year, a steamship named the City Of Pittsburg also sank while coming into the boat landing. 

Never a Shortage of Things to See and Do When Visiting the City of Jamestown

Jamestown, New York, is well known for being a diverse city both in commercial establishments and industry. However, there are also plenty of recreational and cultural opportunities for both guests and residents alike. Some of the top attractions that are must-see include:

Fenton History Center – As a valuable cultural establishment in Jamestown, the Fenton History Center operates as a research center adjacent to Fenton Mansion. You will find opportunities for bus tours and guided excursions by appointment, while walk-ins are welcome to go on a self-guided museum tour during operating hours. 

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum – When it comes to comedy, Lucy and Desi are two well-known names in the industry. This museum was established in 1996 to preserve the legacy of Lucy, who was a Jamestown native, and her husband, Desi Arnaz. Within this establishment, you can view photographs, awards, memorabilia, and more.

Allen Park – Many people in and around the Jamestown, New York, area love to spend some time at Allen Park. This is a great place to visit if you would like to bring the kids to the playground, and you will find plenty of picnic tables and grills if you want to make a day of it. Other amenities at this facility include a bandshell, sliding hill for winter fun, an exercise course, a youth baseball field, tennis courts, a basketball court, and soccer fields. 

In addition to various attractions, you also have popular eateries to explore, such as:

  • Gialy’s
  • Pearl City Hops
  • La Cucina Della Nonna
  • The Pub
  • Phil-N-Cindy’s Lunch
  • Landmark Restaurant

Fire is Devastating for Your Family, So It is Best to Call Skilled Technicians to Your Jamestown Home for Detailed Cleanup and Fire Restoration Efforts

It is normal to feel a broad range of emotions after a fire, including shock, stress, and sadness. Having a team on your side to ensure your Jamestown home gets restored to pre-fire condition is best during this emotional time. SERVPRO arrives fast, and we enter to begin assessment right after the local first responders deem it safe to do so. From there, we formulate a course of action to limit the amount of secondary damage while salvaging whatever possible. 

Why call us for fire restoration in Jamestown? At SERVPRO, you can count on us for:

  • We arrive on-site within hours of your call
  • Our team is made up of skilled IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT)
  • The Green Fleet of vehicles come fully equipped with the latest equipment and EPA-registered products for cleaning
  • Professional, reliable, controlled demolition to replace any unsalvageable building materials 
  • Detailed cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitization to eliminate foul odors from soot and smoke residue

There is no project too big or small for our qualified team at SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean. Whether you have a small kitchen fire or a large-scale place, we have fire restoration methods and techniques that are tops in the industry. When you need rapid results, call us at (716) 338-4901 to have a crew deployed to your property to get to work fast!

Flood Damage Leads to Extensive, Costly Repairs to your Jamestown Property if Not Addressed Quickly

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Once a Storm Ravages Your Jamestown Home, Count on SERVPRO to Handle Flood Damage Restoration and Cleaning

Nestled in the heart of Chautauqua County in New York state, Jamestown is a city that is bold and bustling, yet steeped in tradition. After the 2010 U.S. Census was taken, this city had a population of 31,146, which is the largest population throughout the county. In terms of location, you will find Jamestown right between the Allegheny National Forest and stunning Lake Erie. 

Jamestown is also known for some notable people from the region, including Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, actress/comedian Lucille Ball, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant. 

Jamestown, NY – Also Known as Furniture Capital of the World

Once touted “Furniture Capital of the World, Jamestown was a location that people would visit from across the nation to stop at Furniture Mart. This is a building still standing within the city, yet now houses a variety of company offices. The furniture reference is also primarily due to various furniture expositions previously held in the area throughout the years. Although the industry has long left Jamestown, this sleepy little town still celebrates this portion of its rich history.

Museums, Culture, and Historical Jamestown Points of Interest

Whether you are in the area to visit, for business, or to put down roots, Jamestown has something for everyone. In addition to being a renowned destination for fishing and sailing along Chautauqua Lake, some prominent points of interest in the region include:

  • The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History – This facility celebrates the legacy and life of Roger Tory Peterson by promoting and fostering the study and teachings of nature. This culminates in greater responsibility and appreciation of the world around us by continuing to enhance our knowledge.
  • The Jamestown Gateway Train Station – This historic train station was listed in 2003 as part of the National Register of Historic Places and is located in downtown Jamestown at 211-217 West Second Street.
  • The National Comedy Center – Located adjacent to the train station, the comedy center includes a museum and hosts regular events and gatherings for comedians throughout the local area and beyond.
  • The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center – This attraction is dedicated to Lucille Ball, who is the city’s best-known daughter. 
  • The Audubon Center – Here, you will find Liberty, the local bald eagle, which calls this 600-acre nature sanctuary home. Visitors will enjoy hiking paths and about five miles of observation trails to explore.

In addition to the above attractions, Jamestown, NY, is also part of the mainline for the Pennsylvania and Western New York Railroad, which is known for providing freight service. Until the 1970s, there used to be only four railroad companies that worked and traveled throughout the city. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Nightlife in Jamestown

Whether you want to spend a night out on the town or a day shopping with friends, this is an area that has plenty of options. Some of the top stops that are always good for making memories include:

  • Landmark Restaurant: When you want various impeccably crafted dishes with an American cuisine twist, the Landmark Restaurant located on West 4th Street is the place to go. Some favorites on the menu include craft beer and cocktails, seafood dishes, hand-cut steaks, and memorable appetizers.
  • Forte: Well-known for unique cocktails and friendly staff, Forte is a great place to go for date night or some time out with friends. Not only is takeout available, but you can also have your meal at the bar while enjoying the inviting atmosphere.
  • Lena’s Pizza Parlor: When you want something quick and delicious, this is the place to go for everything from pizza and wings to fresh salads and fried foods. 
  • The Pub: Every once in a while, you need to have a local spot that feels like home. The Pub is a little bar and grill that has been operating for many years, which means that the locals can attest to the great food and fantastic staff.

Overall, Jamestown, NY, offers diverse cultural attractions along with plenty of rural and recreational opportunities. With the local ski resorts, nature preserves, golf courses, and the various water sports that you can take part in on the lake, there is never a shortage of things to do. You also have a great history, including two well-known historic districts in the city and plenty of significant architectural buildings to explore. Due to the location within New York, you are also never that far from other notable cities, including Cleveland, Pittsburg, Rochester, Buffalo, and Toronto. 

When Flood Damage After a Storm Becomes Apparent in Your Jamestown Home, the Team at SERVPRO is Here to Assist!

A storm can bring with it a lot of destruction, including roof damage and flooding. If you have suffered from flooding in your Jamestown home after a recent storm, the cleanup can become overwhelming. Rather than taking on this task by yourself with DIY methods, hiring IICRC-certified technicians for the cleanup will give you rapid results on a professional level. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, and we are Faster to Any Size Disaster!

If you encounter flood damage in Jamestown, you could have a broad range of contaminants that made their way into your home. Once we arrive at your property, we assess the damage and take note of the contamination levels of the water. Some of the elements that floodwaters may harbor include:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Molds
  • Waterborne Pathogens
  • Chemicals
  • Vermin
  • Fecal Matter, and more

Rapid water extraction limits the exposure to harmful organisms and potential slip and fall hazards within the flood zone. We feature a highly-trained crew to give you the peace of mind you need to know that the job gets handled right the first time.

Due to the nature of flooding and the potential hazards, hiring SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean ensures prompt, high-quality results. You can count on us to clean up your flood damage, including controlled demolition, to restore your interior to make it look “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (716) 338-4901 when you need us, and we will dispatch a crew to your location as soon as possible.