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We're Prepared for Large Jobs

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

When your commercial property undergoes a devastating loss, you should feel confident contacting SERVPRO for help! We know the importance of getting your business up and running again as soon as possible. We understand that your business needs to be running in order to thrive. That’s why we will do everything possible to make that happen. 

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of the best, highly trained people in restoration. We have special large loss training and highly experienced people leading this department. Our large losses are handled directly by a commercial operations manager to ensure we are working efficiently and seamlessly to help your business.

If needed, our SERVPRO will bring in other highly trained franchises to help with manpower and to provide additional equipment. 

Our SERVPRO has provided large loss commercial property restorations for schools, universities, the hospitality industry, property managers, municipalities, etc. Our specific franchise has over 20 years of large loss work. We have provided services from damage due to flooding, fires, hurricanes, blizzards and more!

We are available to help you out 24/7, 365 days a year. Don’t hesitate to give us a call for help or with any questions you may have.

Restoring Your Commercial Property Following a Water Damage

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Onondaga and Oswego Counties commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of North and East Onondaga and Oswego Counties

SERVPRO of North and East Onondaga and Oswego Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification for the Following:

Water Damage Restoration

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

Applied Microbial Remediation

Commercial Drying Specialist

Large Loss

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that our SERVPRO franchise has the capability to provide water mitigation, mold restoration and fire restoration for your commercial building quickly and efficiently? Our SERVPRO franchise has approximately 20 employees that will mobilize quickly when you need our services.

Should your commercial building experience a large loss, we can quickly activate more SERVPRO trained teammates from other SERVPRO franchises to help us get your building back in order so that you don’t lose revenue. SERVPRO has mobilization teams that travel across the country as needed to support recovery after large storm or disaster events. These teams are familiar with handling the work that goes into a large loss project and are trained to work as efficiently as possible. In the 24 years our franchise has been in business we have brought the mobilization teams in to help a handful of times. Each time, we have had successful outcomes.

Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, downtime and recovery costs. Our crews are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We are dedicated to providing detailed and consistent communication to make our customers aware of job status and progress toward completion.

What is Water Intrusion

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Intrusion

Have you ever had water leak into your home through your roof? If so, you understand the ways a roof leak can cause damage in your home. If you haven’t experienced a roof leak- you’re lucky!

It is important to understand the condition of your roof. Knowing that roof maintenance will be needed and what types of maintenance will be required can be helpful! Roof repairs and replacements can be very costly, it helps to know in advance so that you can prepare.

If water starts leaking into your home it can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time.

Damaged shingles is one of the most common sources of roof leaks. Having damaged or missing shingles, it is important to replace them as soon as possible. Missing or damaged shingles will allow a lower layer of the roof to be exposed to nature’s elements and can allow water to seep through the uncovered spaces.

Nails that have backed out due to extreme weather should be hammered back in securely. When the nails are raised or fall out, allows water to seep in.

Flashing that is improperly installed or have been damaged allows water to enter through gaps. Have them inspected to ensure they are properly installed and are well maintained.

Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and overflow onto your roof. This would cause water to possibly intruder into your home through the underside of the roof. If you notice water stains around the perimeters of your home, water maybe backing up into your home from your gutters. Also, gutters that are not pitched properlydon’t allow the water to flow the correct direction to the downspouts causing the same damage as a clogged gutter.

Skylights often have leaks if they are not installed properly or have seals that are worn and cracked. Water can seep into the home from the skylight causing damage.

Sometimes water damage from a roof leak goes undiscovered for a long time because of the insulation in the attic or crawl space. It takes a lot of water to seep into the home, soaking the insulation before it reaches the ceiling and walls. In some cases, mold forms before water intrusion from the roof is noticed.

If you think your roof needs attention, call a roofer to have them inspect your roof. They can tell you what kind of shape your roof is in, inform you of any repairs that are necessary and give you a quote for the repairs.

Grilling Safety Tips

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

During the summer months, we do a lot of grilling outside. It's important to remember a few safety tips to keep grilling fun and enjoyable. 

First, keep the grill a few feet away from the house. If the grill gets out of control and a fire erupts, you don't want the flames to catch fire to the side of the home or any decking.

Use the grill in an open area. Do not use the grill where there is a ceiling, such as a covered deck area.

Keep the grill clean. If the grease tray gets too full, it makes it easier for it to catch fire. A grease fire can be very dangerous!

If you use a cover for your grill, wait until the grill has completely cooled before putting the cover on.

Lastly, don't walk away from the grill at any time. It's important to keep an eye on the grill so nothing happens. 

Protect Your Belongings

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Many people use their basement as storage for their contents. The basement is also the most common area for water damage. Even if the water damage doesn't start in the basement, it usually drains down to that level. We recommend keeping your contents off of the floor. Put shelving in your storage area, use pallets, or place your items in rubber totes to protect your contents. This way, everything will be more likely to be safe from damage. This will prevent your items to be the first things that the water touches and soaks into. The items still may need to be moved out so that mitigation can happen, but they won't be damaged.

Thunderstorm Safety

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Most people either love a good thunderstorm or hate them! Either way, we want you to be safe!

A thunderstorm warning means that a thunderstorm is happening in your area. At this time, you should be inside with any doors or windows closed.

A thunderstorm watch means that a thunderstorm is likely to happen in your area and you should be prepared to move inside quickly.

Even if there is no rain, if you hear thunder or see lightning you should immediately move inside. If getting into a building is not possible, stay in your car and keep the windows and doors closed.

Stay away from trees during a thunderstorm.

Do not swim during a thunderstorm.

Do not touch metal.

Lastly, do not use a telephone with a cord.

We want you to be safe during a thunderstorm, thunder and lightning can be very dangerous! 

Insurance Coverage for Sump Pump Failure

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that insurance coverage for a sump pump failure is not always written into an insurance plan? Therefore, you could get left paying for the damage caused from a sump pump failure in your home out of pocket. When a sump pump fails, the damage can be very costly. Especially if the area of the home is a finished area. 

We recommend that you contact your insurance company to ensure that you would be covered if your sump pump fails during a storm or heavy snow melt. When you get coverage, think about the cost of the items structural and personal that could potentially get damaged and make sure the coverage would be enough if it all were to be damaged.

Water Shut Off Valve

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Do you know where the water shut off valve is in your home?

It's important to know where the shut-off valve is in case a pipe were to crack or break and you needed to stop the water from getting to that pipe. You could shut the water to the house off to eliminate damage from getting worse until help arrives to fix the pipe. Sometimes plumbing companies can get backed up with work and you don't want water shooting everywhere until they arrive.

After the plumbing company has fixed the problem, then you can call SERVPRO and we'll get any water damaged all cleaned up for you!

Power Outage

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

It's important to be ready for a power outage at any time. Losing power can happen all year long for a number of different reasons. We want you to be safe if that should occur. 

Make sure to always have a flashlight with batteries and candles in an easily accessible area of your home that you could grab. Every few months you should check to make sure the flashlight is still in working order and that the batteries have not died. 

You should store bottled water in your home for this type of emergency. Remember not to open the refrigerator or freezer more than necessary to keep all of the food cold for as long as possible. 

Consider having a generator on back up to use in case of a power outage.