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Mechanical Actions Help Fire Restoration in North Syracuse Homes

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

Hallway After Fire With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage Cleaning in North Syracuse Properties Is Aided by Mechanical Actions

Cleaning up after a fire loss incident means having suitable restoration solutions for multiple rooms of the house simultaneously. Soot is considered among the most substantial obstacles, so our professionals respond rapidly to begin mitigating these scenarios as fast as possible. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, including post-fire damage recovery.

Types of Soot Cleaning

Fire restoration of North Syracuse homes focuses on how SERVPRO can handle overwhelming fire loss effects like soot particles. Partial combustion creates these hazardous solids, and they can heavily damage surfaces without direct action from our professionals. Soot cleanup can consist of several types of restoration, including:

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Abrasive Removal

What Are Mechanical Actions?

The term mechanical action describes physical efforts to help cleaning processes be more efficient. Many of these efforts focus on removing loose debris from the surfaces exposed to soot and smoke solids. The choice in this approach varies based on the severity of the damage to the material and the heap of soot solids to manage. Some of these options include:

  • Vacuuming
  • Brushing
  • Scrubbing
  • Pressurized Air Blasting

How Do Mechanical Actions Benefit Cleaning?

Incorporating these mechanical actions, regardless of the intended agitation, allows cleaning practices introduced against soot and smoke residues to be more efficient. Agitation is one of the primary elements of efficient cleaning production, along with temperature and contact time, so having a system in place to incorporate these efforts allows for the most natural cleaning possible for a property.  

After a fire damage incident, cleaning a structure requires several techniques and multiple products. It is one of the truest showcases of the extensive experience and training our SERVPRO of North Onondaga County team receives. Our FSRT-Certified technicians are ready to help your home when you need it by calling (315) 457-3432.

Conditions that Cause Mold Damage in Liverpool Homes

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on the Wall in A Corner SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians. Call today (315) 457-3432.

Many Common Conditions Can Result in Needing Mold Remediation for Liverpool Properties

Mold is an underrated yet heavily destructive emergency for homes. Moist conditions can result from several circumstances to allow mold to develop and spread. 

Unresolved Water Damage

Mold remediation for Liverpool is often necessary when water damage to the property goes unresolved. The longer that materials stay exposed to moisture and standing water, the more the environment and hosting materials are impacted to facilitate these destructive colonies. Organisms need moisture to form colonies, and if homeowners only dry up surface water damage after an emergency, structural cavities can be an ideal damp location for growth. SERVPRO tracks drying processes using advanced tools like:

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Hygrometers
  • Probing detectors
  • Thermal imagery

Humid Conditions

Onondaga County experiences several types of adverse weather conditions throughout the year, from heavy snowfall to torrential rains. Moisture and humidity present year-round are among the most significant contributors to mold damage for area properties. Excessive moisture and water content in the environment produce the ideal conditions for mold development in as little as 48 hours, so homeowners need to diligently react when lingering moisture and humidity are a concern within a household. SERVPRO can often manage moisture damage threats in the air through the specific placement and operation of dehumidification equipment like low-grain refrigerant units in our inventory. 

Inadequate Ventilation

Another common reason for mold to develop in homes is poor ventilation. Bathrooms and laundry areas are where this type of inadequacy causes the greatest threats of mold growth and spread. Without the means to ventilate steam and damp conditions possible around water-fed appliances and fixtures of your plumbing system, mold damage can ensue. 

Understanding the common causes of mold development can be instrumental in preventing recurrences in your home and quickly managing the threat when it exists. Our experienced AMRT-Certified professionals on the SERVPRO of North Onondaga County roster are here to help when you need it at (315) 457-3432.

Cleaning North Syracuse Carpets During Water Restoration

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Restoring Carpets in North Syracuse Homes After Water Damage Involves Several Steps 

Flooring can often be one of the most widely damaged groups of materials after residential water damages occur, as the pooling collects at this lowest portion of the room and directly impacts the materials. Carpeting is one of the most challenging to restore after water damage. 

Water Extraction

To begin water restoration of North Syracuse carpeted floors, our professionals must first remove any trapped water-saturated into this material. As one of the most absorbent installed construction elements, carpeted floors can hold a high volume of water before allowing pooling on their surface. Carpet wands and high-efficiency extraction devices pull water trapped in the carpet and the padding together. 


Drying is one of the unique processes when carpets and padding can be preserved. If the inspection determines that it is viable to dry this flooring, the carpet's borders are removed from installed tack strips along the edge of the room where installed. A centrifugal air mover is placed in the small opening between the unattached top layer of carpet and the underlying padding beneath to begin infusing warm, dry air into this seam. The result is drying both materials simultaneously. 

Deep Cleaning Strategies

Even with efficient drying and restoration that prevented the need for tear-out and reconstruction, extensive and intricate cleaning practices are still necessary to help. Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT) of our roster can utilize our powerful deep-cleaning tools from our inventory to restore the appearance of a carpet in several ways. Strategies to improve the appearance and color while removing set-in soils include:

  • Hot Water Extraction
  • Bonnet Cleaning
  • Deluxe Conditioning

Because carpeting is such a standard installation for homes and businesses in the area, it is vital for responding technicians to have appropriate restoration techniques uniquely designed for these materials. Our SERVPRO of North Onondaga County team can help with extracting, drying, and cleaning this popular flooring. Call us anytime disasters strike at (315) 457-3432.

How to Deal With Storm Flood Damage in North Syracuse

4/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO storm damage sign Storm damages may happen in a flash, SERVPRO storm damage restoration techs have the experience and equipment for every size disaster.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your North Syracuse Home After Storm Flood Damage

The extent of damage caused by a storm is unpredictable. Flood damage can ruin your home its contents, affect your health, and even cause electrical shorts. Therefore, it is essential to contact flood damage restoration experts like SERVPRO.

We can handle the storm flood damage in your North Syracuse residence efficiently. Our technicians are trained in specialized restoration procedures. We are also armed with state-of-the-art equipment. Our restoration process goes as outlined below:

  • Thorough assessment
  • Extraction of floodwater
  • Disinfection and deodorization
  • Rebuilding

Assessment of the Damage

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO team can conduct an extensive assessment of the extent of the damage to determine the most appropriate mitigation procedure.

Removal and Extraction of Water

We can remove the water on the floors as quickly as possible, using suitable pumps depending on the situation’s severity. For instance, if there is sand and silt in your home, we can use self-priming trash pumps to remove the floodwater because these pumps can move water that contains solids.

Disinfection and Deodorization

Our SERVPRO team can clean and disinfect all affected areas and contents. We can apply anti-microbial solutions to stop the growth of microbes. We can also use deodorants like odor-counteracting gels to remove the unpleasant smells.

Drying and Dehumidification

We can use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your residence. Air movers expedite evaporation at the surface level while dehumidifiers remove the moisture from the air after it has evaporated. Refrigerant dehumidifiers remove water vapor through condensation. The water vapor in the air gets condensed on cold refrigerant coils, drains into a collection tray, and is then pumped into a drain.


Our SERVPRO team can restore your house to its original condition by performing restoration activities like drywall replacement, tile floor repair, and hardwood floor repair, among others.

SERVPRO of North Onondaga County is well-equipped to help you handle the storm flood damage in your house. Contact us at (315) 457-3432. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Handling Fire Damage in North Syracuse Requires Professional Help

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damage smoke damage sign SERVPRO fire damage restoration technicians have all the tools and experience for every phase needed for your property.

SERVPRO is Ready to Help You Handle Fire Damage in Your North Syracuse Home

I have fire damage in my home. What steps should taken to repair my property? After fire damage, refrain from cleaning floors, walls, ceilings, and other absorbent surfaces. Improper cleaning can cause stains to set in.

The fire damage in your North Syracuse residence may be too challenging for you to handle alone. That’s why you need the assistance of an expert restoration firm like SERVPRO. We offer turnkey solutions for property owners dealing with fire damage and can assist you in restoring your home by taking several steps, including the following:

  • Testing for smoke residues
  • Water extraction and drying 
  • Cleaning 
  • Odor removal 

Testing for Smoke Residues

We test to determine where the smoke residues are located, if it is possible to clean the residues and if the damages or residues are pre-existing or happened because of the recent event. Our SERVPRO technicians can verify if smoke residues are present by observing the contrast between the unaffected and affected areas or by cleaning a spot and comparing the cleaned spot and the uncleaned areas.

Water Extraction and Drying

It’s necessary to remove standing water from the building using pumps to prevent long-term water-related problems like mold growth or warping of wood flooring. We prevent these issues by drying the damp materials using air movers and dehumidifiers.


Our SERVPRO team can use general surface cleaners to wet clean a wide variety of surfaces, including painted ceilings and walls, wet cleanable wallpapers, hard surface furniture, appliances, paneling, and countertops. If there is grease and difficult soils in your home, we can remove them using heavy-duty cleaners.

Odor Removal

Our SERVPRO team can use ULV misters to remove the smoke odors. The misters produce small deodorant particles (20 to 60 microns in size) that remain suspended in the air for several hours. Due to their small size, the particles can penetrate crevices and cracks to eliminate the odors.

When you need fire damage repair services, contact SERVPRO of North Onondaga County at (315) 457-3432. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Commercial Water Cleanup in Liverpool Requires Expert Assistance

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial water cleanup services by SERVPRO are top-notch. we use the latest technology and equipment for every service.

SERVPRO Has Trained Technicians Who Offer Commercial Water Cleanup in Liverpool

Malls consist of offices, shops, places to eat, entertainment venues, other businesses, and their staff and customers. The visitors and customers are an essential element, and they expect your mall to be in great condition. Water damage in your mall can cause the loss of property and equipment, health and safety risks to the people who work in the building, legal concerns, and huge financial costs.

SERVPRO can help you to avoid these issues. We have well-trained technicians who are fully equipped to perform commercial water cleanup in your Liverpool property. Our restoration process proceeds as outlined below:

Finding the Leak and Moisture

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO technicians can find the leak and remedy it before beginning water extraction and repairs. We can also use moisture meters to measure the actual moisture level or content of various materials.

Extraction of the Water

To prevent additional damage like mold growth in the walkways and arcades of your mall, our SERVPRO team can use high-pressure pumps to remove the standing water. These pumps are designed to offer high pressure, which delivers above a typical discharge head. These pumps are suitable for pumping out underground structures like parking garages and basements because of the high amount of lift.

Drying and Dehumidification

We can use air movers to move dry air into the affected area to expedite evaporation. We can then use desiccant dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from the air. These dehumidifiers use chemicals called desiccants, which have a high affinity for water and absorb moisture from the air the dehumidifier processes.

Repairs and Restoration

After water extraction, drying, and disinfection, our SERVPRO team starts the process of repair and restoration. We can replace the building materials destroyed beyond repair and fix the salvageable ones.

SERVPRO of North Onondaga County has the expertise required to help commercial property owners restore their buildings to a preloss state. Our goal is to make the water damage seem “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (315) 457-3432.

What Does North Syracuse Home Fire Damage Restoration Take?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage After a fire incident takes place. You can trust that your home is in good hands with the experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

Better Product Choice from SERVPRO Aids Fire Cleanup in North Syracuse Property                                                                         

With temperatures dropping during winter seasons, it is common to use space heaters at your North Syracuse home for some extra warmth. Despite the advantages, it also poses some disadvantages, such as fire risk, so take some precautions when using one. Ensure you do not leave it unattended and turn it off whenever you go to bed. You should also keep the heater at least 3 feet away from anything flammable like curtains and beddings. 

A fire can still happen despite the precautions, so a fire damage restoration plan helps North Syracuse homeowners deal with the situation. Damage can extend to various structural components and items like clothes, rugs, nightstands, pictures, and paintings. SERVPRO helps in many ways, including inspecting the fire loss, cleaning debris such as soot, and deodorizing the affected areas.

Various Products Used for Content and Structural Cleaning

  • Heavy-duty cleaners
  • General surface cleaners
  • Wood crème cleaners

Getting the Right Performance from Cleaning Solutions

Smoke can spread throughout the house, depositing soot to surfaces and items. This can affect the property and air quality if not removed fast. There are different kinds of soot, and some forms are easier to clean than others. The choice of cleaning product matters, and in some cases, general cleaning products are sufficient.

SERVPRO also uses unique products to dial in on specific cleaning needs such as stubborn soot. Soot can be tough to remove if it is greasy. Hence we use heavy-duty cleaners due to their high alkalinity level and ammonia content to strip it down. Controlling odor after cleaning is also essential.

Various Equipment Used by Deodorization Technicians

  • Pressure/electric sprayer
  • Ozone generators
  • Air filtration devices

SERVPRO of North Onondaga County provides effective measures for fire damage restoration in your North Syracuse home. Call us at (315) 457-3432. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Is Professional Help Needed for Water-Damaged Liverpool Homes?

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

Water on floor SERVPRO teams have the tools and experience you need to handle water damages on your property.

Water Restoration Companies Can Quickly Help Liverpool Properties After Disasters. 

You might not always look at water damage events as reasons to acquire professional assistance. Many of these scenarios can damage your property worse than the surface materials might suggest. Experienced technicians like ours have tools for tracking moisture and efficiently removing problematic trapped water.  

Assessing the Situation and Acting

Among the reasons for choosing water restoration companies for Liverpool homes and businesses after water damage is our ability to thoroughly assess the damage and mitigate loss quickly. Emergency services play a critical role in protecting the property from greater harm and reducing out-of-pocket expenses for the customer.

Removing Water and Surface Moisture

One of the initial mitigation actions possible by our professionals is removing standing water from areas in the house. We have multiple extraction tools and equipment uniquely designed for specific loss situations and can help overcome threatening problems requiring rapid water removal.

Providing Peace of Mind

There is no greater value our professionals can provide to homeowners and business owners than peace of mind. Through dozens of intricate cleaning and drying actions. We can interact with your property and its contents to offer a complete and thorough result. Some of the helpful services our team provides in this regard include:

  • Protecting Contents – Personal belongings are greatly at risk when standing water is a threat to your home. We can relocate contents to safe places on-site or our nearby SERVPRO facility for intricate cleaning.
  • Moisture Tracking – We have sophisticated moisture meters and technology like infrared imagery to identify and monitor water migration in affected materials.
  • Repairing the Damage – Our contractor license allows us to handle repairs and reconstruction that might be necessary. So you do not have to pursue third-party assistance.

Water damage does more than pool on the surface. When you need full-scale restoration and repairs, we have experienced WRT-Certified technicians to help. Give our SERVPRO of North Onondaga County team a call today at (315) 457-3432.

Where Is Mold Typically Discovered in North Syracuse Houses?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Mold in attic SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of mold damage, Including the odors that come with it. Call us today, we are always available.

North Syracuse Homeowners Have Seen Many Types of Mold Damage. 

Mold is an often-underappreciated threat to Syracuse area homes after storm damages, water emergencies, or high humidity concerns. While mold can appear almost anywhere on your property, there are areas where it is more likely to develop than others.

The Common Areas for Mold Growth

There are several areas where mold damage in North Syracuse homes is possible, and identifying these potential threats is critical to preventing costlier harm by finding developing mold concerns early. Some commonly affected spaces include:

  • Bathroom – Steam and water damage present in the bathroom can allow mold development under sinks, behind toilets, and in other damp areas.
  • Basement - Moisture from groundwater and the dark, cool conditions are often ideal for the development of residential mold.
  • Attic – Roof leaks and other moisture concerns can leave this confined space vulnerable to mold growth.

How Do You Know There is Mold? 

Some physical signs and signals could point to developing mold colonies where these effects might not be blatantly obvious. Spotting is the earliest physical stage of colonization, where mold appears on the surface of the hosting material via irregular spots and marks of various colors. Musty odors can also indicate active colonization, even when they cannot be seen.

Can SERVPRO Help with Mold Removal? 

SERVPRO has multiple products and approaches for cleaning surfaces and removing active colonies found throughout a household. We evaluate the type of remediation necessary to ensure that the right steps are taken quickly to prevent further spread and eliminate organisms.

Identifying mold quickly can be a critical element of efficiently mitigating loss in a house and remediating microbial growth. As leading remediation professionals, our SERVPRO of North Onondaga County team can help with effective and thorough mold removal, drying, and repairs where necessary. Give us a call today at (315) 457-3432.

For Safe Water Damage Repair in North Syracuse, Call SERVPRO

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Shaking Hands Regardless the magnitude of water damage, our technicians provide complete water removal services, including extraction, cleaning, drying & repairs.

Need Help Dealing With Flood Damage After a Storm in Liverpool? Contact SERVPRO 

Safety of both the occupants and workers is of the highest priority when SERVPRO begins water damage repair in North Syracuse commercial properties. The first responsibility is to identify potential safety or health hazards and take steps to prevent exposure or accidents.  

SERVPRO techs use a process known as HARM (Hazard Assessment and Risk Management) during water damage repairs in North Syracuse properties. The HARM process is made up of two components:

  • Hazard assessment
  • Implementation of controls

What Are Some Common Hazards During The Water Damage Restoration Process in North Syracuse Commercial Properties?   

The restorers must identify potential hazards during water restoration in a commercial building in North Syracuse for the repairs to go on smoothly. Some of the safety concerns that SERVPRO techs examine during the HARM process include:

  • Ceilings damaged by water may collapse 
  • Water may cause electric systems to malfunction 
  • Deterioration of floors and subfloors might cause slip and trip hazards
  • Contaminated water

How Do SERVPRO Techs Implement Controls to Tackle Hazards?  

Once the hazards are identified, the SERVPRO techs implement control measures to manage the risk created by the identified hazards successfully. Some of the control measures include:

  • Elimination /Substitution includes alternate, safer means to accomplish a given task. 
  • Engineering includes redesigning the work environment or activity to eliminate or reduce exposure to the hazard. 
  • Personal Protection: The use of personal protective equipment to create a barrier between the personnel and the hazard. 

 Call SERVPRO of North Onondaga County at (315) 457-3432 to talk to our experts regarding your restoration needs.