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Water Damage In Jamestown

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Hire Our Water Damage Experts In Jamestown

Water leaks, no matter what the cause can be devastating for the family. Often water spreads throughout the floor where the leak occurs, into other rooms, and walls if it is a high capacity leak lasting several hours. Imagine coming home to find inches of water on your floors, soaking through everything. This is when you need a fast response, experts who know how to mitigate the damage and who can take control.

SERVPRO has been providing water damage removal services in Jamestown and surrounding areas for many years. We have qualified technicians on staff who are trained in water removal and drying techniques. We respond in less than 4 hours on a 24 / 7 basis, assess the situation, and immediately deploy the appropriate equipment and staff to minimize the damage from the water. We can also work closely with your insurance adjuster and insurance company as needed.

Why You Should Hire the Experts
Many clients feel that all that is needed is to mop up the visible water on the floors, vacuum up water from carpeting using a shop vac and let the rest of the moisture evaporate as the house dries out. Don't take a chance with microbial growth in areas that do not dry quickly, and the subsequent mold infestations that can affect your health. Warm damp conditions are perfect environments for mold spores to multiply.

SERVPRO can deploy water extractors to remove every last ounce of water from hard surfaces as well as carpeted floors. We check for pockets of water and moisture inside cavities that are difficult to access. Often water and moisture find their way inside walls, which can cause the drywall to swell and deform, leaving an unsightly mess. We use moisture meters to check these areas. If needed, we drill holes in the walls to remove water and blow dry air into the wall to thoroughly dry the area.

SERVPRO always assesses the situation, discusses our plan with our client and your insurance company. We immediately get to work, since a fast response and action reduces the total cost and damage.

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve St Bonaventure, Portville, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why We Are The Best Choice In Jamestown After A Water Loss

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Shelves in our warehouse housing our restoration equipment We have the state of the art equipment ready to restore your property after a water loss, call us 24/7 and we will act fast to prevent further damage.

Monitoring Outcomes and Making Adjustments during Water Damage Restoration in your Jamestown Home

Water Damage Jamestown

Water restoration is an exact science. When leaking pipes or faulty appliances begin to affect your home, the initial reaction is to remove excess moisture from the immediate vicinity. We generally use powerful extraction equipment or pumps to get rid of as much moisture in as little time as possible. These equipment transport gallons of water at a time and can significantly reduce the problems associated with water migration or degradation. However, many aspects of water restoration center on proper drying of the structure or contents, which prevents microbial growth, discoloration, and malodor.

Controlling water damage in your Jamestown home means making sure that the structure itself is thoroughly dry. Failure to do so can lead to expensive restoration or replacement costs further down the line. Many water damage emergencies that SERVPRO restore can take several days to return to a preloss condition. During these days, water restoration technicians can place drying equipment like air movers or dehumidifiers to draw moisture from materials, floor, or indoor air. We make sure your home is getting the attention it needs by conducting monitoring every twenty-four-hours during the drying procedure.

Monitoring is an essential method that tells us how effective our drying methods are in any given situation. There are three primary measuring tools that we use to determine how effective our drying outcomes are once the equipment is set-up. These tools include a hygrometer for measuring humidity, probing, and non-probing moisture meters to gain moisture content readings of different contents or materials in the unaffected area.

Sometimes low temperatures can have an impact on the effectiveness of dehumidification equipment. Refrigerant dehumidifiers, for example, are most efficient at removing moisture in temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees. If a SERVPRO technician sees low readings from dehumidification equipment, we may decide to introduce heaters or otherwise raise the temperature to speed up drying times. Monitoring allows us to provide an accurate roadmap of a restoration, which we allow us to communicate realistic timeframes and outcomes to keep you in the loop throughout.

Restoration is a scientific procedure that regularly requires assessment and adjustment. For comprehensive water restorers, contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901.

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Fire Damage In Your Jamestown Home

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

soot and fire damage in home The presence of hazardous soot and smoke residues throughout a home can be a substantial obstacle for homeowners to face.

Pre-Cleaning Practices for Fire-Damaged Jamestown Homes

While it is critical to begin restoration and cleaning in your Jamestown home, inappropriate cleaning tactics can result in more considerable damages, staining, and deterioration. Identifying the best approach is critical for the entire mitigation and restoration process, and pre-cleaning techniques can make a dramatic difference in these recovery tactics to reduce the overall loss in your home after a fire incident.

Because of how widespread and threatening fire damage in Jamestown homes can be, our SERVPRO professionals work quickly to establish containment and perimeters to reduce the spread of soot, smoke, odors, and other debris to new areas of the property. Residues that have come to rest on contents and exposed surfaces require pre-treatments and potent cleaning products to remove successfully.

Among the most common forms of pre-cleaning and preparation for intricate soot removal or smoke residue clearing is the use of dry vacuums. In many situations, debris settles on surfaces and can form a thick barrier between the open air and the surface of the hosting material. Vacuums can help to lift much of this debris away, leaving a much less formidable layer of soot residue to clean with other techniques. Agitative cleaning practices might also include brushing and compressed air to unseat a layer of soot residue.

Pre-treatments on thick residues can also prove beneficial when it is possible to restore the affected material. We have chemical agents that can work to emulsify oily soils and soot to rinse away with pressurized water or wiping depending on the situation. When it is not possible to slow the progression of acidic soot down in your home, however, controlled demolition by our in-house residential contractors might be the only suitable solution remaining.

The presence of hazardous soot and smoke residues throughout a home can be a substantial obstacle for homeowners to face. With the experience and potent cleaning products available to our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team, we can make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (716) 338-4901.

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How Professionals Clean Hardwood Floors After Fire Damage in Jamestown

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Wood Floors After Fire Damage in Jamestown Homes 

There is no mistaking the value that wood floors can add to your Jamestown home, but they can also be one of the first materials substantially damaged during a structure fire. Depending on the severity of the disaster, the impact on this flooring can vary significantly. In addition to smoke, soot, and structural degradation, wood flooring is also susceptible to water absorption when firefighting techniques get used to extinguish the blaze. 

Apart from acidic soot coming to rest on the surface of wood flooring, other fire damage in Jamestown homes can also pose immediate concerns. Smoke odors can penetrate even low porosity woods like maple and oak when higher temperatures expand the existing pores in the wood plank and trap the smoke inside when it cools. Addressing odors is one of the final steps in the recovery of this flooring; however, as soot residues and potential water saturation can physically harm the material and force tear-out and reconstruction. 

Water mitigation is often part of the initial tasks that fire restorers must perform when reaching the fire-damaged structure. Many of our technicians have water restoration (WRT) certifications as well as Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) to address the full spectrum of restoration concerns in a fire loss incident. The cellulose in wood flooring can allow fast water absorption, meaning that our technicians must prioritize drying with air movers, dehumidifiers, and even drying mats if necessary. 

Residues can be a challenge for our SERVPRO team on finished wood floors, as many of our most potent cleaning agents can damage the look of the planks. Neutral PH cleaners can help to reduce these harmful effects while providing the same ultimate effect. In more extreme cases where damage has moved beyond the finished surface, sanding and stripping can resolve the immediate smoke and soot effects, and the floor can get refinished by our competent team of in-house general contractors. 

Wood flooring can get severely damaged during a fire loss incident, but our experienced SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean professionals can help. Contact us 24/7 by calling (716) 338-4901. 

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Call Us If Your Jamestown Home Experiences A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 is ready to help local homeowners with flood damage.

When Flood Damage Happens in Your Jamestown Home

Statistically, there is a one-in-three chance that a structure in New York will have flood damage happen during the period of a 30-year mortgage. Common causes are flash floods due to heavy rains, hurricanes, and snowmelt.

While there are some things, homeowners in Jamestown can do to avoid flood damage, such as making sure the grade on their property directs water away rather than toward the home. Also, the installation of additional drainage is another course of action that helps inhibit water damage to the residence. Flooding is not one-hundred percent avoidable.

The technicians have the equipment for professional-level water removal, and that includes using their state-of-the-art equipment to locate the migration paths of floodwater as well as extract it. Because of their training for all types of loss, the techs also know how to proactively treat the property to avoid mold and odors as a secondary issue from the flood loss.

Professional Water Extraction and Drying
The equipment used for extraction is dependent upon the amount of water the techs are cleaning up. They primarily use portable pumps for fast removal. If the water is more than a couple of inches deep, they have submersible pumps that allow them to deal with large amounts of water. Drying the property is meant to bring the indoor humidity down quickly to avoid mold and additional damage.

Common Tactic for Flood Loss in a Home
Even a half-an-inch of water in a home can leave substantial damage behind. It has the potential to wick into sheetrock, requiring removal to halt the damage to the wall as well as open up the wall cavity for drying. SERVPRO technicians cleanly cut away damage building materials so it can undergo repairs easily after wiping and cleaning the property.

Prepping the Home for Repairs and Reconstruction
After damage from flooding in the home, it is common for some areas to have the sheetrock removed down to the studs, and in some cases, tile delaminates and loses its grip, which requires removal.

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 is ready to help local homeowners with flood damage. They have the advanced equipment and expertise to turn the loss around and make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are The Leader In Jamestown Water Damage Restoration

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Our new green equipment on the shelves in the warehouse We have state of the art drying equipment ready to restore your home after a water damage disaster. We are available 24/7 so call us day or night.

Preventing Future Problems When Fixing Water Damage Incidents in Jamestown

Many problems are apparent after water leaks or other related incidents. The common ones include wet materials, stains, and other forms of soiling. Apart from the primary damages, there might be secondary issues such as mold, warping, rotting, and other forms of deterioration, including bad odor. When dealing with water damage, SERVPRO strives to solve both current and future problems.

Microbial growth can happen in all water damage incidents in Jamestown if the conditions are right. Microbial growth mostly manifests in the form of mold patches on various surfaces, including wood and concrete. Given time, the mold infestation can penetrate beyond the surface by eating into organic materials. Our SERVPRO technicians work hard to limit the time materials are exposed to wetness since time is a primary factor in mold development. We also apply antimicrobial agents on different surfaces after extraction and cleaning actions. For example, after extracting water from carpets, we use antimicrobial agents on the carpet backing and the floor surface to inhibit microbial growth.

During water damage incidents, some of the water can be readily accessed, especially when it stagnates on surfaces or is absorbed into materials that do not inhibit drying. However, some filters into cavities and other hidden crevices within the property. If left unaddressed, such moisture leads to deterioration of materials. For instance, frames and other structural supports can rot compromising their structural integrity. Our SERVPRO technicians open up hidden areas, including walls and subfloors, to remove or dry wet materials, eliminating future problems.

A bad odor may develop after water damage. Although its impact may be minor compared to the other issues, odor issues make property uncomfortable to occupants. Deodorization steps such as misting affected areas with a deodorizer using a ULV fogger helps control bad smells. We allow the product to soak into materials for at least two to four hours before ventilating the area.

A simple water loss incident can lead to many future problems. Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Don't Just Sit There! Start the Mold Damage Remediation Process in Olean With SERVPRO Right Now

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

mold under lavender wall paper Make haste to call SERVPRO after finding mold damage in your home. Our certified team with remediate and help prevent a recurrence.

Why SERVPRO Can Help You Defeat Recurrent Mold Damage Issues in Olean

If mold starts developing in your property, it can recur despite your best efforts to remove it costing money and causing anguish. Defeating mold takes several steps, performed together and in time to counter microbial development. It also requires a combination of skills to remove existing colonies and neutralize spores to hinder further development. Choosing a team with IICRC certified applied microbial remediation technicians like SERVPRO could help simplify the process.

Killing Spores

Spores are central to the process of microbial development. Successful remediation of mold damage in your Olean property must, therefore, include actions that kill spores. Our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties to stop microbial development. We also use disinfectants such as phenols, alcohol, or chlorine to destroy a wide variety of microbes. We can also use sporicides, which control bacterial and fungal spores effectively. 

Cleansing Infested Surfaces

Cleaning all materials infested by mold colonies is essential to deal with the problem and restore preloss physical appearance. Such cleaning might require different approaches depending on the level of infestation. Our SERVPRO technicians HEPA vacuum surfaces to remove loose mold debris and excess spores before damp wiping. Sometimes we also use specialized techniques such as soda blasting to clean mold-infested surfaces. The sodium bicarbonate used in the process helps in many ways, including killing spores and deodorizing the affected area removing the musty odor associated with mold.

Safe Demolition of Moldy Areas

In many cases, the bulk of mold colonies develop out of site in subfloors, wall cavities, behind sinks and other hidden areas. Controlled demolition is essential to reach such areas and remove the offending mold and any porous materials affected by the infestation. Our SERVPRO technicians are aware of the risks of releasing loose mold debris into the air when tearing down affected areas. We use plastic zipper bags to isolate the affected area from the rest of the house. We also run negative air machines in the areas we demolish limiting chances of spreading debris.

Mold causes different inconveniences, so swiftly eliminating it is desirable. Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 to help. We work hard to address all aspects of the infestation, "Like it never even happened."

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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.

Our Skilled Flood Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Jamestown Home

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Call (716) 338-4901 as you realize the water is coming.

Why SERVPRO Is Your Resource For Flood Damage In Jamestown

If you take pride in digging yourself out of life’s difficulties, seeking professional help after flood waters rise in your Jamestown home might be hard to justify. The harm done to a property by flood waters is not minor nor easy to manage with a DIY approach. Scalable crews, IICRC training, appropriate and powerful equipment, and experience are just some of the reasons why we are positioned to manage flooding loss better than a homeowner alone.

Trying to do all the tasks necessary for safe and effective flood damage remediation in Jamestown as a solo effort is doomed to failure. The water must be removed fast, not dealt with bit by bit. Water that remains standing or soaked into structural components after 24 to 48 hours is likely to become a microbial breeding pool. If you believed that managing the flood on your own would save money, the challenges posed after mold takes hold makes it clear why our crews save you both time and expense.

The sheer quantity of water that sweeps through your home during overland flooding is overwhelming. We can have a multi-person crew on-site fast, with the commercial capacity equipment that provides answers to any questions concerning why SERVPRO can handle flooding better. Our managers swiftly categorize the water flowing in, ensuring that you and your family know to keep a healthy distance from grey or black water.

Contaminants in flood waters likely contain sewage, road and landscaping chemicals, and even disturbing items like dead animals. Appropriate containment and lawful disposal of the tainted water shields you from viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other harsh and toxic substances. We prepare for and take responsibility for this complex filthy water management scenario, a core reason why SERVPRO exists to help in our community.

Once the water is contained and discarded the drying phase commences. Why SERVPRO is the local industry leader is evident when you watch the skill with which our crews balance air movement, temperature, and humidity to draw trapped water out of structural components. Cleaning with properly matched products and disinfection with EPA-registered antimicrobials ensures a fresh and sanitized space, quite the transformation from the flooded chaos just hours before.

Once we complete your flood damage remediation, you will be sharing with friends and family why SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean is the only choice. Call (716) 338-4901 as you realize the water is coming. We pledge to exceed your expectations.

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You Need A Fast Response Team In Olean And SERVPRO Is Your Answer

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

When your home is effected by flood damage you need someone you can rely on, SERVPRO is available 24/7. Call us right away.

Why SERVPRO Makes the Difference During Flood Damage Restoration in Olean

Whether from melting snowpack, heavy winds and rain, major plumbing breakdowns, appliance malfunctions, or other causes, large quantities of water pouring into your Olean home spell trouble. The disaster does not allow you much time to determine a course of action as water damage is immediate and relentless. Our training and experience demonstrate why we are the obvious choice when you seek a reliable and efficient water loss solution.

Flood damage in Olean needs a fast response. As the water rises inside your home both structural components and contents are at risk. Our team of IICRC-trained technicians is backed by a vast inventory of state of the art equipment that makes quick work of removing water and drying out walls, floors, and ceilings. We arrive with the workforce and the tools on board, awaiting a rapid assessment by our project manager before hitting the ground running. Speed and competence are why we deliver superior results.

Household goods, furnishings, clothing, personal property, and documents are also in danger when flooding occurs. Our pack-out service, using the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), creates a comprehensive inventory and tracks the articles as our production facility technicians evaluate, clean, dry, and refurbish your treasures. Our commitment to develop and implement the skills to restore all your property is why SERVPRO is the disaster recovery company to count on.

After we evacuate all the flood waters, using thermal devices and moisture meters to locate hidden caches of fluids, we move to drying mode. Flood cuts and other controlled demolition might be needed to release trapped water and improve airflow for drying. We clean and sanitize the affected areas and then determine what structural components need repair and restoration. Offering in-house rebuilding services is another example of why SERVPRO stands alone as a full-spectrum disaster restoration company. We have crews of experienced construction specialists and an embedded civil engineer on the team.

The capability to take your flood-damaged home from assessment to complete reconstruction is why SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean is a unique resource in the region. Call us at (716) 338-4901 to schedule an immediate evaluation of your emergency.

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What Restaurant Owners Need To Know About Mold

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let mold damage invade your resturant.

Tips from SERVPRO about Mold Damage

If you run a restaurant in Olean, New York, you know how vital it is to keep mold growth at bay. If an inspector finds mold in your establishment, you could be hit with fines and even closures. If someone falls ill due to mold you neglected, you could even face a lawsuit. Keeping high humidity and water damage to a minimum can help. Furthermore, you can avoid mold problems by answering these questions:

• What makes mold in restaurants?
• Where will you likely find mold?
• What can you do to prevent mold?
• What should you do if you find mold?

Once you know these things, you can protect your business against this pesky fungus and all its negative effects.

What Makes Mold in Restaurants?

Mold is a notorious enemy of many restaurant owners, but what makes it so prevalent? Mold spores are everywhere, but they typically stay unseen and are not a nuisance. However, mold growth becomes a problem when high humidity takes over. Anyone who has worked even one shift in a restaurant knows that the kitchen is a hot, humid place in the middle of a rush. Combine the humidity and the dark corners in the restaurant, and you have a recipe for a mold problem.

Where Will You Likely Find Mold?

Check your restaurant’s basement, storage areas, and floors for mold. Furthermore, you may wish to check around any plumbing and in those often neglected corners of the kitchen. The darker and damper it is, the more likely mold will find a home there.

What Can You Do to Prevent Mold?

The best way to deal with mold is to stop it from infiltrating your restaurant in the first place. You can do this by conducting visual inspections regularly. Furthermore, you may want to install excellent ventilation systems. These systems can keep you from having the high humidity that makes mold an issue.

What Should You Do If You Find Mold?

Don’t try to tackle this problem yourself. A professional remediation service in Olean, New York, can take care of the mold growth correctly and get you back on track soon. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean today for all your mold remediation needs at (716) 338-4901.

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If Water Has Damaged Your Drywall In Your Jamestown Home, Call Our Specialists!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean rapid response team is available 24/7 to restore the effects of a water loss incident to your home.

Responding To Saturated Drywall Quickly In Your Jamestown Home

When water loss incidents originate in the walls of your Jamestown home, drywall can quickly show the effects of this unexpected disaster. Within 24 hours, this drywall can become too overly saturated to get preserved through our restoration approaches, leaving no other option but flood cuts or entire removal of affected panels. To avoid what can sometimes be costly reconstruction efforts, even with our controlled demolition techniques, you should get our professionals working on water removal and drying as promptly as possible.

While you should work to shut off the valve supplying the service line of your home, this does not remove the water damage that has already begun to take hold. Our SERVPRO professionals have effective moisture detection and thermal imagery cameras to help us identify potential problem areas where moisture pockets have formed. These tools can direct our technicians to areas that require the most concentrated drying and extraction efforts, and where drywall has become most saturated by the water loss incident in your Jamestown home.

In the matter of a day, saturated sheetrock drywall can begin to erode and degrade. These effects cannot get reversed or restored once they have started. The only preservation of affected drywall occurs by our SERVPRO team working before the deadline gets reached where this material becomes unsalvageable. In these situations, we can employ our air movers, dehumidifiers, and injectidry system to remove moisture from the material and the wall cavity beyond it.

Beyond this deadline where drywall is no longer salvageable, our team must determine the extent of the damage to the material. We tape off the moisture line that separates dry material from the wet, saturated base towards the flooring. We can utilize controlled demolition techniques to remove this affected portion of drywall indicated by our flood cut line to make later reconstruction faster and more cost-effective.

Certain materials cannot withstand direct moisture exposure for long before they become too damaged to save. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean rapid response team is available 24/7 to restore the effects of a water loss incident to your home by calling (716) 338-4901.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Water Damage Restoration In Jamestown

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

When you are faced with water damage from plumbing issues call our trained technicians right away. We are available 24/7 to help with any problems.

Finding Leaks Causing Damage in the Walls of Your Jamestown Home

Whenever plumbing issues arise like a leak or break in the pipes of your Jamestown home, you must work quickly to secure the right professional assistance to restore the damage. Much of your network of plumbing gets hidden behind walls, and therefore, it can be challenging to determine the precise source of the water loss occurring. Our rapid response team can help by arriving quickly with the tools to extract and dry out water saturation, as well as work quickly to identify the source of the damage and repair it.

Choosing the right professional restoration team to dry out and clean up your Jamestown home’s water damage is vital, as many of your options do not have the emergency response that our professionals do. We can dispatch production trucks and personnel to an address 24 hours a day, working to ensure that our effective mitigation tactics can begin right away to protect exposed elements and materials throughout your property. The SERVPRO professionals that arrive all have IICRC certifications as water restoration technicians, making the entire team prepared for their role in restoring your damaged home.

Identifying the source of the break is often as simple as using leak detection devices. These tools use auditory elements to cue where leaks formed behind the drywall, allowing us only to remove the portions of the wall necessary to access and repair the plumbing damages.

Drying out these wall cavities and exposed materials often involve many pieces of our advanced equipment beginning with our air movers. These high-velocity machines can force hot air into saturated materials and moist areas to begin rapidly drying exposed elements. LGR dehumidifiers can also work to drop moisture levels throughout the affected area quickly. For getting into wall cavities and eliminating the lingering dampness, our SERVPRO team can rely on our injecti-dry system.

There are many steps to restoring water damage in your home that must begin right away. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean professionals remain ready for any emergency you have to face. Give our experienced team a call 24/7 at (716) 338-4901.

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Trust SERVPRO To Help With Your Home Emergency Claims

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

It’s nice to know SERVPRO is there for you.

Trust SERVPRO To Help With Your Home Emergency Claims

As you go throughout your days, you may not think much about your insurance coverage or which company you would hire in the event of a disaster at home. But if something unfortunate happens and you need competent help, it’s nice to know SERVPRO is there for you. This trusted emergency cleanup and response company will not only handle the restoration dirty work, but the team can assist with insurance claims as well.

How They Work With Insurance Companies

Good insurance coverage will protect you from heavy losses following a disaster at your Jamestown, NY home that requires emergency response. When the insurance company and SERVPRO work together, you can expect a smooth and effective process while you recover from the incident.

  • Recommends restoration instead of replacement when possible.
  • Keeps a detailed inventory of losses.
  • Has convenient electronic claim services.
  • Experienced, highly qualified, professional

The Company Strives to Save Money in the Process

Following a flood or other disaster at a home, it may be impossible to salvage or repair much of anything. However, SERVPRO will do all in its power to ensure your home and belongings are restored. The company will pretest everything to evaluate what it can restore, thus saving money on the insurance claims process.


To make a claim with the insurance company, it’s best to provide the agent with a detailed list of everything you lost in the disaster or everything that sustained damage. SERVPRO offers superior claim services by listing everything in an itemized, organized manner so the insurance company can get a full picture of the extent of the damages. This process can be done electronically for speed and efficiency purposes.

Professional Company

For a seamless process in making a disaster claim, you need a competent, multi-faceted restoration team on your side. This company will communicate with the insurance team to help ensure you get the coverage you need.

You don’t have to clean up after a disaster, and you shouldn’t have to work with the insurance company on your own either. SERVPRO can also work with you on claim services to give you the peace of mind that you’ll get the insurance benefits you expect.

3 Ways To Contain the Spread of Mold in Your Commercial Property

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage on wall in a Falconer,NY commercial property

As a business owner in Falconer,NY, you’ve presumably experienced various trials and tribulations concerning the care and maintenance of your building. However, some situations require more than your basic cleaning regimens, like the intrusion of black mold. This destructive entity can cause issues within your building, both to the infrastructure and with your employees or tenants, so taking quick action with mold cleanup is crucial for everyone involved. Here are three ways to contain the spread of mold damage and spores due to a moisture problem in your commercial property.

3 Ways to Contain the Spread of Mold Damage 

  1. Contact a professional cleaning crew to sterilize the building. While some tiny pockets of mold damage may seem easy to clean and wipe away, the reality is that spores can dig in and take root in the structure of a building, while microscopic spores can be spread easily through various means. Therefore, it’s important to hire an experienced team of trained mold remediation specialists who know exactly how to eradicate the problem and keep it contained more sustainably.

  2. Shut off the HVAC system until technicians arrive. Speaking of mold spores, one of the easiest ways for mold to spread in your building is via the ventilation airflow. Your HVAC system can blow black mold spores throughout the building, creating more hazardous areas in the process.

  3. If the damage is critical, shut off the water supply as well. Mold more often than not grows due to a moisture problem in a commercial property. Whether there’s a leak in the basement or attic, storm damage to a roof, or inefficient window or door sealing, shutting off the water supply and stopping the moisture from continuing is key to preventing more mold damage.

Your commercial property in Falconer,NY, often requires a period of more intense cleaning to keep it tidy, safe and under control. When you experience a black mold issue, taking quick action and eliminating its spread is vital to maintaining a clean environment for everyone.

Fire Damage Restoration Cost: Understanding the Estimation Process

11/23/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning up after fire in Olean,NY

Fire Damage Restoration

A commercial fire is devastating to a business owner, but the remediation process is overwhelming. To alleviate some of that stress, it is crucial to understand what goes into an initial estimate and the final cost of the restoration project.

1. Initial Clean Out

After fire damage, it is essential to clean out the area to prevent further damage. Many remediation specialists will come out to the property immediately to remove any excess water that has pooled in the building as well as any visible debris that can be discarded. If you choose to stay with the same company, these initial services will likely be added to the final restoration cost.

2. Evaluation and Assessment

While it is in your best interest to know the costs of rebuilding your business as quickly as possible, you may need to be patient. Before offering a complete financial estimate of the restoration work required to restore your business, a restoration service will likely send two individuals to your property.

  1. Restoration project manager: This individual is responsible for assessing any cleaning, deodorizing and moving requirements of your property.
  2. Reconstruction project manager: This individual is responsible for assessing any structural damage to your property.

  3. Security Considerations

After any major disaster, it is often necessary to secure the premises in more ways than one. Many times, after a fire has occurred, it may be vital to hire 24-hour live surveillance. These guards will ensure that your property is protected when restoration crews are not available, and these guards will be considered part of the restoration package provided by many reputable companies.

4. Restoration and Board Up Services

While every company will have a different methodology for evaluating and estimating restoration costs, most emergency fire remediation specialists in the Olean,NY, area will provide immediate assistance after a fire. The cost of the initial water removal and board up services will likely be rolled into the overall cost of the project.

Understanding the components of a fire restoration estimate can go a long way toward relieving owner stress and concern. However, the greatest stress reducer is the knowledge that restoration services exist.

How To Find the Right Shutters for Your Home

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Prepare your home in Portville, NY for storms

Type Of Shutters For Your Home

When storm season approaches, you want to make sure your home in Portville,NY, is ready to weather the high winds and potentially torrential flooding that often come with it. One way to do that is to fortify your windows with panels designed to shield them from the elements. Purchasing quality storm shutters for your whole house can range anywhere from $500 to $8000, depending on the type of shutter you buy. Here is a rundown of your options.


Plywood is a temporary solution, as you would not want to board up your windows permanently. It, however, has several advantages:

  • Inexpensive (about $1 per square foot at most hardware stores)
  • Easy to find
  • Easy to install with a nail gun

Storm Panel

Storm panels are also only installed when high winds are an imminent threat. They are bolted to the window frame and then removed when the storm is over. Depending on their size, they cost $7-15 apiece.


Accordion-style shutters are permanent fixtures to the house. They are typically made of polycarbonate or metal and stretch out manually from a folded position to protect the windows. They can cost anywhere from $15 to $25 per square foot.


A rolling shutter is installed permanently in a box that is bolted above the window. A mechanism rolls it down when needed to provide not only storm protection but also privacy and insulation. A quality rolling shutter can run $20-30 per square foot.


Bahama awnings protect windows from debris that gets tossed in a storm. They also serve as shade, which makes them well-suited to more tropical climates. They can cost $15-20 per square foot.


As the name suggests, colonial shutters are popular with homeowners who have a specific design aesthetic in mind. They unlatch and unfold when needed and can cost $200-$500 per window.
High winds don't have to wreck your home. Storm remediation specialists recommend finding the right storm shutters to protect your windows.