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Commercial Flood Damage Olean – CloudBurst Floods Office

8/18/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let flood damage stop your day at the office in Olean, let us help.

SERVPRO will have you back to work in your Olean office in no time.

Recently a localized storm blew through the area and flooded one of our client's offices. He mentioned that it felt like a cloud burst with so much water falling. In situations such as this, storm sewers cannot possibly deal with all of the water, and it floods local businesses. When he got to work the morning of the storm, the main floor had several inches of water covering the office floors, and all of the electrical connections had shorted out.

The client quickly called SERVPRO for help with his commercial office and the flood damage in Olean. The water receded quickly from the parking lot. However, there was still a great deal of water in the office. Many of his computers sitting on the floor were also damaged. We responded within the hour and after assessing the situation to make sure it was safe to enter, began removing equipment and desks to facilitate the water removal and drying process.

The carpet and underpad were placed directly on a cement pad. Potentially contaminated water flooded the carpet and underpad from the parking lot and storm sewers. We removed the carpet and underpad. The sheetrock on the walls absorbed moisture up to approximately fifteen inches from the floor. The sheetrock was cut away up to twenty-four inches to remove all potentially moisture-damaged material. The cement floor and walls were decontaminated and dried in preparation for new underpad and carpeting

SERVPRO also uses air movers to force air into challenging to get to areas. The high-speed air currents generated by the air movers pick up the remaining moisture drying the floor and walls quickly. The computers and other electronic equipment were referred to a third party by the client for repair.

New carpeting and underpad were installed along with repairs to the sheetrock on the walls. All of the desks, chairs and associated furniture were hand washed and dried. SERVPRO technicians returned the furniture to their designated spots.

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for 24/7 service. We serve Lakewood, Falconer, Frewsburg, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What is the Best Way to Restore Flood Damaged Property in Olean?

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Flood Damage Restoration For Olean Businesses

With its location on I-86, Olean is a great layover spot for tourism and transportation. Area businesses support families on extended vacations to the nearby Allegany Forest and Lake Erie or truck drivers on an overnight stop. 

While the swelling lake doesn’t reach this far, extreme thunderstorms can still cause commercial flood damage in Olean motels. To repair or replace damaged property, SERVPRO response teams train to quickly remove water, dispose of non-restorable items, dry the structure, and restore property not severely damaged. 

Teams start by spraying the floodwater and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to neutralize any contaminants. Then, they use pumps or smaller extraction devices to remove the water. Since the water contains solid particulates, WRTs (Water Damage Restoration Technicians) send the water directly into the nearest sewer access point. 

Water softens the glue as it soaks the carpets in the rooms and office areas. While this is a problem to solve if the water was clean, contaminated water means that SERVPRO cannot guarantee the safety of the carpet. Here, the softened glue makes it easier and faster to remove the carpets for disposal. After finishing with the carpets, the WRTs scrape the glue off the bare floors and clean them again with an anti-bacterial detergent. 

Simultaneously, other technicians remove all furniture from the flooded rooms and raise it off the ground.  They then clean and examine the furniture for damage, either on-site or at our facility. If wood items have a finish or veneer, WRTs set up a combination of air movers and fans to carefully dry and harden them again. If needed, team members also set up a dehumidifier to draw moisture out of the items to speed up the process. 

With the furniture out, other team members examine the drywall panels. If they have absorbed enough water to being crumbling, then the team remove and dispose of them immediately. For panels that only absorbed a small amount of water, WRTs use more air movers and fans to dry them in place carefully.

For SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean, supporting our area businesses means supporting the entire community. We are here for every commercial facility locally and in Falconer, Frewsburg, and Lakewood. If your business has had a flood or other water intrusion, call (716) 338-4901 today to begin restoration. We are here to help you.

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Make Your Fire Damage Remediation Dreams a Reality with SERVPRO 

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can turn your kitchen into a disaster zone. Call the remediation specialists at SERVPRO today for help.

Fire Damage Restoration For Olean Homes

Olean is in a great location to enjoy water sports on Lake Erie, but far enough away to miss much of the extreme weather that rolls off of it in the Fall and Winter. No home here, or anywhere in our state, is safe from a fire just because of where it rests. 

Most Olean fire damage does not mean the end of the home. Much of what SERVPRO technicians take care of is removing smoke residues, cleaning floors and carpets, and making repairs like replacing drywall and ceiling tiles. 

There are several dos and don’ts that any owner can take care of themselves. Getting these things done or avoiding them can help our restoration teams before they even arrive to begin work. First, the Dos:  

  • Have the name of your insurance company, phone number, and policy number ready. Every company has its list of what they repair or replace. Talking to their adjuster lets our technicians quickly record and dispose of everything not restorable.
  • Turn off the power if any of the outlets were compromised. You can do this at the breaker box or have your power company do it at their end. It allows our team members to look everywhere and tear out walls, floors, and ceilings without the concern of being electrocuted.

Now the Don’ts:  

  • Don’t walk through the house multiple times. Every step grinds ash and smoke residues into the carpets and floors, so staying off them makes restoration easier. If you want to look at a room often, go through the home once with your phone or a video camera. Better yet, let the insurance adjuster do that since she already knows to record everything for the company and how to avoid further damage.
  • Don’t demolish anything yourself. Tearing out a burned kitchen cabinet or throw out other damaged property is a normal reaction, but you need to avoid doing it since it might void something off the insurance company’s list. SERVPRO technicians train extensively to break down and remove items from home without spreading ash and smoke residues or causing other damage.

At SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean, our goal is to help our neighbors here and in Lakewood, Falconer, Frewsburg return to a clean, safe home ready for living in once more. No matter how little or how much damage you think you might have in your home, call us at (716) 338-4901 today. We are here to help. 

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Natural Disasters, Water Spillage, Mold Remediation or Fire Cleanup in Your Jamestown Property? We Can Help--SERVPRO!

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Leaks, Mold Stains, Time to Restore and Replace Damaged Components of Your Jamestown Home? SERVPRO Provides a Total Restoration Package--Call Us

SERVPRO's Talent in Restoration, Services Your Jamestown Home Needs

We could tell you all about the sales and customer satisfaction awards we have received over the years for our services to Jamestown and its surrounding areas, but what you want to know about most, is who can quickly and confidently restore your damaged home after a disaster strikes. Our SERVPRO team has more than 50 years of experience in our senior management alone, allowing us to approach every loss incident knowledgeably and work efficiently to return it to preloss condition.

Mold Damage
Many elements set our remediation team apart, and this begins with our approaches to address mold damage in your Jamestown home. As a licensed mold remediator with the state of New York, we have both the credentials and the extensive training to know how to handle mold situations with a capable urgency. With our insistence on attracting the most promising staff to train as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, every customer gets the same thorough resolution.

One of the aspects that sets our SERVPRO team apart is our ability to offer wrap-around services to Jamestown residents contending with mold damage. This contention begins with effective remediation and continues through full rebuilds and reconstruction efforts as they might be necessary. We can seamlessly transition between our mitigation, containment, and remediation processes to full-scale build back with our team of contracting specialists.

We have an obligation to the homes and businesses throughout Jamestown and Olean to combine our growing expertise in mold remediation and recovery with the most effective tools and products in the industry. From soda and sandblasting to remove colonization to our elaborate inventory of air quality machines like negative air units and air scrubbers, no property has to contend with this harmful organism for long.

Fire Damage
Fire damage to Jamestown homes can happen swiftly and severely. From small kitchen flare-ups to substantial structure fire disasters that sweep through a property, addressing these concerns promptly can keep your family safe. We also know that the best way that we can save our customers time and money on the work their property needs is to transition quickly between necessary recovery efforts. We have a full-service fire recovery approach, even offering full-scale build back and reconstruction where it is necessary.

While even limited fire damages in your home require layers of cleanup and recovery to occur, the assessment of your Jamestown property and the mitigation for possible water damage much precede all other tasks. We can then focus our primary restoration services on addressing soot and smoke residues as well as persistent harsh odors that could have spread throughout the house. An inspection to areas like your HVAC system can help to determine the full extent of possible damage in the property.

Sometimes, fire losses become so intense that it becomes impossible not to replace certain materials and structural elements. We have a team of SERVPRO contracting specialists, accompanied to jobs by our in-house structural engineer, that can address all construction needs and renovation your Jamestown property requires. Even with these capabilities, we strive to restore compromised areas of your property before deciding to remove and replace them.

Water Damage
Our commitment to high-quality employees helps us to address water damage to Jamestown homes quickly and confidently under pressure. We know how quickly these situations can get out of control, allowing a continued deterioration of affected materials and contents without the appropriate mitigation techniques. With coursework in both Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), you never have to second guess the competency or experience of the technicians working to restore your property.

This division is among the most active of all of our recovery efforts throughout the year, so we keep our cutting-edge tools and machines stocked on ready trailers to mobilize quickly in the event of an emergency. Water damage can affect your residence in many ways, so we need to have the right tools for the specific effects found in the inspection of your Jamestown home. From wet-vacs with extraction wands to our powerful truck-mounted pumps, we can quickly remove standing water to prepare a property for drying efforts.

Drying the water damage is one of the chief priorities of our experienced SERVPRO professionals working in your Jamestown residence. With both our air movers and dehumidifiers to collect the vaporized moisture and saturation, we can meet our goals based on established moisture baselines to protect as many exposed construction materials and contents as possible.

Storm Damage
From damaging Nor’easters to severe crises in other seasons, our SERVPRO disaster relief team must stay ready to contend with storm damage to Jamestown properties at any time. With how substantially damaging weather events can become, and the likelihood of compromising several homes and businesses simultaneously, we rely on the swift actions of our Large Loss Recovery Team to help us offer all of our customers the same attention and practical mitigation efforts when every second counts.

Led by a director with more than four decades of experience in the construction trades, our contracting team can help to resolve structural breaches in Jamestown properties quickly. From board ups and tarping services, our general contracting mitigation solutions can prevent further exposure of floodwater and other compromising circumstances, allowing our full team of recovery specialists to begin efforts to extract, dry, and clean the damaged portions of the property.

It can be hazardous to wait even several hours for restoration work to begin in your Jamestown home, but our experienced IICRC-Certified technicians can help with full-spectrum restoration and reconstruction. We also have an experienced team of content management specialists that can work to quickly relocate personal belongings and items at risk for contamination, moisture damage, or ruin. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and with storm damage, this is more vital than ever.

We have a growing roster of well-educated and experienced technicians that make our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team a popular choice when disaster strikes. If you need restoration services, trust in our professionals to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (716) 338-4901.

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Our Fire Damage Professionals Will Repair And Restore Your Lakewood Home

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

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Restoring Fire Damaged Property In Lakewood Homes

Quick access to the Southern Tier Expressway makes Lakewood a great location for travel, tourism, and raising a family. The drawbacks are the same as anywhere else, though when it comes to disasters like storms, floods, and fires.

For many homeowners in Lakewood, fire damage restoration is more about the loss of personal property, rather than the home itself. Insurance can replace four walls and a roof, even a bedroom set, but it cannot replace a dining room set handed down through three generations. It is one reason that SERVPRO trains its response team members as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians or FSRTs. Each learns six specific methods to clean and restore not only property but memories.

Dry Cleaning is the first and most common used method. FSRTs have the option to brush off or wipe down surfaces covered with soot left by the fire. Here, they use dry sponges, dusting cloths, and even feather dusters on surfaces like glass tables. For thicker layers of dry soot, they also have the option of using vacuums that also pick up larger particles.

Wet Cleaning involves wiping down surfaces with cloths or sponges, and either water or a cleaning agent to break up thicker, and stickier layers of soot. This method saturates any item that absorbs liquids.

FSRTs use the Spray and Wipe method for applying water or a cleaning agent to materials that become damaged with too much liquid. They can apply smaller amounts that can still break up soot layers. In most cases, SERVPRO technicians use this method with a white cloth.

The Foam Cleaning method uses less water for fabrics that might shrink or bleed color if they become too wet. Upholstered furniture, in particular, is at risk for both. FSRTs can use a pump-up sprayer or agitate foam from a bucket of cleaner by hand. To work the particles out of sofas or mattresses, they use a special brush designed for the purpose.

Abrasive Cleaning has two methods: an abrasive cleaner technicians work into a surface to break up layers, or an abrasive tool, steel wool pads, for example, to dig into the surface. FSRTs restrict using this method to surfaces like brick or rock.

Immersion Cleaning is exactly that. Technicians place the item into a tank of cleaning agent to soak and loosen the soot or other contaminants from the item. For heavily covered items, FSRTs also have the option to use ultrasonics to generate bubbles that force the agent through the item.

At SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean, we use every method to return the contents of area homes and those in Falconer, Frewsburg, and Randolph to a clean, dry state. If you need us, call today at (716) 338-4901.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Jamestown Water Damage Restoration Services

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

We respond to water cleanup as soon as possible to prevent further damage. We have the necessary equipment, expertise and experience.

Five Things to Consider About the Restorability of Upholstered Furniture from Water Damage in Jamestown

Water damage of any source wrecks havoc on a home. Sheetrock warps and buckles, tiles may delaminate from flooring and a host of other problems. One aspect that surprises many property owners is that upholstered furniture is not automatically a loss when exposed to copious amounts of water because of our restoration techniques.

When SERVPRO answers a call restore a home in Jamestown from water damage, we focus on the effort of restoring rather than the homeowner dealing with the burden and cost of replacing items affected by water, and some considerations determine whether or not upholstered furnishings require replacing.

Type of Furniture

The materials used to construct the furniture have a significant impact on restorability potential. Solid wood furniture fares better than composite wood furnishings which are generally a loss due to warping and one side retaining water while the laminated side creates a water vapor barrier.

Exposure

The time between the water spill and cleanup should be as short as possible to limit the potential for warping and cracking. The frame of most upholstered furniture is wood and can swell when wet. Fast drying encourages a positive outcome for restoration.

Fabric Type

Dry clean only fabrics tend to spot easily and sometimes require our SERVPRO technicians rewet entire cushions or fabric areas and dry as a whole to eliminate spotting.

Staining and Color Bleeding

Some materials have dyes that run when dampened and furnishings with stained legs can ruin carpeting when the stain leeches into the wet carpet. SERVPRO technicians have several proprietary techniques to avoid this scenario.

Odors

Removal of odors can be determinate on how quickly the furniture dries, and our technicians have methods and specialized equipment to eradicate foul scents left behind by water damage.

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean has the equipment and experience to save many home furnishings from water damage. Contact us 24/7 at (716) 338-4901 and let us make the damage to your property and contents "Like it never even happened."

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Our Trained Technicians Have The Necessary Equipment To Restore Your Lake Erie Home Of Flood Damage

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our team has the resources to handle any type of storm damage. Whether it is water damage from rain or a fire from lighting, we are here to help!

SERVPRO - Remediating Flood Damage To Homes In Olean

There are few communities in the western half of our state better situated than Olean for water sports. Residents can have breakfast in their own home, spend an incredible day on the water, fishing, boating, water skiing, and more, then drive home just far enough away to avoid the tourist traffic and other issues.

Olean is still close enough though to deal with the flood damage in Lake Erie that can happen after a storm rolls in off the lake.  When it does happen, SERVPRO is ready. Each response team is highly trained and has access to both an extensive on-hand inventory of equipment and a nationwide network of equipment and personnel when the worst possible outcome turns into an event.

The team’s first step is to get the water out of the home. Since this is outside water, there is a risk from the soil, overflowing sewer systems, and more contaminants. Team members spray the water and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the threat and then remove it using a commercial grade pump. They pump it back into the sewer if a drain is available. If not, it goes into a tank truck for delivery to a water treatment plant.

Next, SERVPRO teams dry the floors, walls, and any property that was under the water. To increase the natural evaporation process, they install exhaust fans to draw the damp air from inside the home to the outside and dehumidifiers to draw water directly from the air and nearby surfaces.

To directly dry property, technicians install air movers. They can direct these devices in any direction, including up walls toward the ceiling. By adjusting the speed and temperature of the airflow, technicians can dry everything from furniture to fragile drywall. Since this is outside flood damage, teams cannot guarantee the cleanliness of any carpets. After removing the water, the safest option is to dispose of them immediately rather than waste time and resources trying to clean them.

With other property, technicians wipe down or spray every surface with another anti-bacterial cleaner. Where necessary, team members use scrub brushes to work the cleaner into items like sofas or upholstered chairs.

For SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean, the goal is to return every home to a clean, pre-flood condition. If you have had any water come through your home, contact our office immediately at (716) 338-4901 to schedule a service call. We are here for you.

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We Have The Equipment And Expertise In Olean Water Cleanup

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our team is quick to respond and begin the mitigation process. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call any time day or night.

SERVPRO Helps with Unexpected Black Water Cleanup in Olean Home

When it comes to water cleanup, there are three categories of water damage, and each possesses unique requirements for thorough mitigation. Clean water generally is the least worrisome in terms of potential contaminants. Gray water (sometimes referred to as "sullage") and black water have the potential to cause more damage because it is difficult to clean and restore porous items (such as carpet and padding for example) to safe, sanitary standards for use in a home.

SERVPRO received a water cleanup request from an Olean homeowner returning from vacation to water pooled in the kitchen and an overpowering odor. Even though the water emanated from a "clean" source, the supply line into the refrigerator, because it had sat in the house for a minimum of two days, we needed to handle it as a black water level mitigation.

The kitchen and adjacent living room received the impact of the water. Our technicians wore protective clothing and extracted the water using portable pumps. The laminate floor and subfloor in the kitchen were a loss as was the carpet and padding in the living room and required removal. The water wicked into the sheetrock in several areas, and our technicians performed flood cuts where we measure the highest water intruded into drywall and then removed the damaged wall material about six inches above the water line. We then dried, sanitized, and got the water loss areas ready for repairs.

Because the homeowner's insurance covered sudden water loss events, our technicians worked closely with the adjuster from the homeowner's insurance company to stay within the restoration budget parameters while still accomplishing a thorough and complete clean up of the water damage. Our goal is to take as much stress as possible off homeowners, and we give detailed reports to both the adjuster and homeowner, so everyone is on the same page for the stage of remediation the property is in, from start to finish.

Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 when you need professional water cleanup for your property. Our team is available 24/7 to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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We Can Help Prevent Flood Damage To Your Olean Home

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Should you have any disaster that needs cleanup, call us today at (716) 338-4901, and we can have a team on their way to you within hours.

Preventing Flood Damage To An Olean Rental Home

New York's spring rains can leave plenty of street floods and groundswells that can easily infiltrate homes and soak carpets, furniture, and drywall with contaminated groundwater. The resultant damage to your home, if not addressed quickly, can leave you with more to worry about than wet carpet: mold, bacteria, and even structural damage to the subflooring, and more. The prospect of cleaning up such damage can be overwhelming to consider for anyone.

If you come home from work to find flood damage in your Olean rental property, our SERVPRO professionals are ready to go to your home and leave it looking “Like it never even happened.”

When ground flooding affects a carpet, removal is required to prevent further damage from contaminated water. If there happens to be flooring underneath your carpet that acts as a vapor barrier, such as laminate floors, it may have to be removed to dry the subflooring in your home. Our SERVPRO technicians can begin mitigation by removing any water in surfaces with portable, back-mounted extractors. The extraction process is crucial to ensure that drying is done as efficiently as possible, and our technicians can monitor moisture levels on, in, and behind structures with infrared imaging, moisture sensors and meters, and more.

After the water has been extracted, drying in your living room entails setting up centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers to pull moisture out of surfaces and supply the area while the collected moisture is removed and humid air is replaced by warm, dry air. For drywall in your living room that has had significant exposure to water, flood cuts may be made to facilitate moisture removal. After drying walls, flooring, and furniture, we can clean your surfaces with an EPA-registered antimicrobial as an added protection from mold or bacterial proliferation from contaminated water.

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean is just a phone call away 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays. Should you have any disaster that needs cleanup, call us today at (716) 338-4901, and we can have a team on their way to you within hours.

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We Are Equipped With The Necessary Tools To Handle Your Jamestown Flood Damage Restoration

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

We have the resources and team to handle any type of storm damage. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so don't hesitate to call anytime.

Protecting the Furniture of Your Jamestown Church in a Flood

Churches are frequent landmarks throughout Jamestown and provide a place of community, reverence, and hope. When disasters strike the area like widespread natural flooding, these structures are in the line of destruction the same as many homes and other businesses throughout our service area. With the considerable damage that high volumes of water can do, even before threats of contamination, dirt, mud, and debris, it is vital for property owners to seek out the experience and fast response of our highly-trained restoration team.

Flood damage can occur in stages throughout your Jamestown church, and addressing each of these factors requires specialized tools and training. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive experience in mitigation work to protect your property as much as possible when faced with the detrimental effects of flooding. We also have the appropriate education and equipment to address the threats to the contents of your church and can work to protect these items from oversaturation, potential contamination, and other threats that accompany flood disasters. We understand that religious artifacts can have special value.

While your church might not have the volume of contents and belongings in it that many homes might, there are plenty of items that require protection and fast removal to protect them from spreading water damage. Furniture and fixtures are among the most substantial investments that many churches make, striving to find plenty of comfortable seating for the congregation expected to grow. Water damage can compromise wooden legs and supports quickly, bloating and distorting these components. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster; we strive to preserve pews from water damage.

As is the case with all flooding situations, addressing standing water is the primary concern of our SERVPRO team. We have multiple extraction tools that can quickly remove pooling water and expose which elements require focused cleaning and disinfection after drying, and which items may require removal and replacement altogether.

We know that there are many phases to fully recovering any property after flood damage, and many people choose our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team for our expertise and experience during these traumatic times. Whenever your property gets faced with a disaster, you can reach our 24/7 rapid response team at (716) 338-4901

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