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Can Certain Materials In North Syracuse Buildings Affect Water Clean Up and the Drying Process?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians You might not be able to avoid water incidents, but SERVPRO of North Onondaga County is there to help if they occur.

SERVPRO Has Experience Helping Businesses in North Syracuse with Water Intrusion Issues

Moisture impacts materials in different ways. This fact can often make water restoration a more complicated procedure. Technicians must know precisely the type of materials, how they interact with water and what equipment or products are the most effective at drying them. 

When looking for commercial water restoration companies in North Syracuse, it is vital to identify those with correct qualifications. Qualifications are a solid indicator of expertise. In business premises, building materials with high permeance, vapor barriers, or hygroscopic materials, like Gypsum board, all require unique drying methods. SERVPRO technicians have the training to restore your business quickly. 

  • Hygroscopic material absorbs water vapor quickly. Often dehumidification can be an effective remedy, although, with long-term exposure, a replacement can often be more cost-effective.
  • Vapor barriers such as vinyl wallpaper can make it difficult to completely drywall or ceiling cavities. In these situations, we can either drill or temporarily remove the wall to permit airflow.
  • High permeance materials like carpets can often be restored using drying equipment and cleaning products. 

Expert technicians are available now. Contact SERVPRO of North Onondaga County for expert water restoration companies at (315) 457-3432.

How Long Does it Take to Dry a Liverpool Residential Property?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment We have the equipment and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition after storm damage strikes.

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Drying Equipment to Reduce Water Damage in your Liverpool Home

Floodwaters can affect the materials in your home in two distinct patterns. The first is through liquid water, which directly contacts materials. The second pattern is a result of evaporating moisture, causing water vapor damage to materials. 

When performing flood damage in your Liverpool home, it is vital to recognize these two distinct patterns and mitigate them. SERVPRO technicians use psychrometry science to help limit the losses of both liquid and vapor water impact. Psychrometrics is the study of how humidity, temperature, and airflow interact in an environment. By manipulating these factors, we can speed up drying times, reduce condensation damages and limit secondary microbial-related losses. 

  • We use rapid-air moving equipment to control airflow in an indoor environment. 
  • Dehumidifiers are deployed to counteract the effect of water vapor in an environment.
  • Indirect fired-furnaces and electric heaters are often used to control the temperature within an environment for optimal drying times. 

For quick recovery after flooding, contact SERVPRO of North Onondaga County for flood damage at (315) 457-3432.

What Methods Clean Smoke From Liverpool Walls?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo We understand the dangers of fire damages and the need for rapid response to your property. Call SERVPRO right away!

SERVPRO Helps Liverpool Residents with Smoke Damages after a Recent Fire

The village of Liverpool is a small residential town that borders suburban areas like Syracuse and Salina. The lakeside community of 2,347 people is part of the broader New York metropolitan area. The nearby Lake Onondaga, from which the wider county derives its name, was once a famous salt-producing region that grew the surrounding communities that manufactured salt and shipped it across the United States in the nineteenth century. Nearby Syracuse is fondly nicknamed the 'Salt City'; however, it was on Lake Onondaga's shores that the majority of salt production took place. 

Early settlers to the region set up camp on Onondaga Lake in the early seventeenth centuries. At this point, the demographics of the area were primarily Iroquois indigenous peoples alongside a handful of French Canadian missionaries. The completion of the Erie canal in the area diversified the local population, with a large number of Irish, German, and Yankee settlers moving to the area in search of work. The industrial revolution in America saw a boom in many lake and waterside communities as these provided ideal power sources to run sawmills. The village was incorporated into the United States in 1830 when it changed its name from 'little Ireland' to 'Liverpool.' Local historians suspect the name change's driving factor was the UK Liverpool's strong reputation as a salt producer.

  • The Salt Museum at Onondaga Lake Parkway is an exciting collection of exhibits and artifacts that charter the region's economic journey through salt mining. Run by the non-profit organization, admission is free, and there are several video watch-alongs documenting the processes and economic importance of salt-mining. 
  • The Onondaga Lake Park is one of the most sought-after spots in Liverpool, NY, on warm days. Alongside the scenic lake and landscape is a selection of facilities, butterfly enclosure, basketball, and volleyball courts. Several trails are available that run from five to ten kilometers in length. 
  • To live like a local in Liverpool, New York, you must attend a college basketball or football game. Upstate New York is famous for its love of SU games and, if you are unable to make it to the game, there are numerous atmospheric bars to catch it on. The Cobblestone, the Retreat, and the Barking Gull are a few of the local favorites. 

SERVPRO Can Help Get Rid of Smoke Residues and Odors from your Liverpool Home

Fires produce smoke that can stick to walls, ceiling, interior cabinets, and fabrics. These particles are notoriously difficult to clean, and anyone's house fire can produce hundreds of chemical different smoke stains. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training and experience in assessing your home and finding the appropriate cleaning solution. 

  • Pre-testing involves light washing, dry sponging, and analyzing smoke deposits to inform the restoration project. 
  • Upholstery cleaning surfaces are available for a wide range of material fabrics, including leather, satin, and suede.
  • Our dry cleaning services can remove clothes, sheets, and fabrics with smoke odor and return them to you in a preloss condition. 

Make an informed decision on restoration. Contact SERVPRO of North Onondaga County at (315) 457-3432.

Water Removal is the Great Preventative for Your Liverpool Property.

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

a white pipe that has burst and has water leaking from it Is your home affected by recent water damage? Call SERVPRO for water removal tools and certified technicians.

Excessive Dampness can Create Problems in Your Liverpool Residence.

Home should always provide your family with not only protection but a high level of comfort. This includes warmth and healthy air quality. When either of these becomes less than optimal, your family can feel the difference.

Several situations can develop that can increase the amount of humidity inside your home.  Before we start any water removal project in Liverpool, we look for the source of the moisture. While water vapor can hide in the air, this is never its source. From inside the house, we use infrared technology to detect sweating pipes or other dampened  places. Water vapor can also come from the outside, for instance

  • A sagging roof or loosened shingles, common with ice dams,
  • Flooding that leaked into the basement, or
  • Saturated crawl spaces that seep moisture in through the ventilation system.

These are only a few examples of how water vapor can enter your home’s living space. Excessive moisture makes things feel cooler on your skin. Our infrared cameras use this difference, even from a distance.

SERVPRO of North Onondaga County makes such projects fast and easy for our Liverpool customers, helping restore a comfortable home. Call (315) 457-3432 for professional water removal service.

Why North Syracuse Remodelers Often Need SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation Team.

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room on the ceiling SERVPRO technicians are standing by to investigate and remediate the mold damage situation in your home. Call right away.

Keep Your North Syracuse Home’s Remodeling Job Safe.

There are many ways to raise the value of your home, make things more modern and comfortable, or increase usable floor space. The majority of these projects require tearing out walls and other structural components. All too often, the remodeling crew finds stuff hidden inside these once-hidden areas.

Remodeling crews know that even the cleanest North Syracuse home might need mold remediation. When mold or other microbial infestations appear within dismantled areas, work must stop to protect workers’ safety and health from any unnecessary risks.

Some areas are more prone to hide mold than others. Some prime areas chosen for remodeling work are also those same places where microbes make themselves at home. Others might surprise you. In addition to the kitchen and bathroom as targets of mold infestations, other locations like

  • Under windows – broken seals or twisted frames
  • Exterior walls – pests, misaligned gutters
  • Rooms and hallways under the roof – ice dams and other roofing deficits.

You can rely on SERVPRO of North Onondaga County to get your remodeling project back on schedule and ensure normal microbial populations in your home. Call (315) 457-3432 for fast but thorough mold remediation. 

Fast Cleanup of a Business’s Water Damage Strengthens North Syracuse.

2/21/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded office with items floating everywhere Water damage at your business can certainly interrupt the flow. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services and certified technicians.

Our Village Had Previous Names, Before it was Called North Syracuse.

Our village was not always called North Syracuse. In the early 1800s, many places in New York remained undeveloped and untouched by anyone but the indigenous tribes. When settlers moved into an area, homesteads and family farms held the only non-indigenous individuals for miles. As more people moved into an area, small settlements took root.

One of these settlements was called Podunk, which, to many people, means a small place where the pace of life remains slow and relaxed. Podunk grew in size as more families settled in the area. With new roads built to support the salt industry, Podunk's people renamed it Centerville in 1869. Eleven years later, in 1880, another name change occurred, resulting in what we have now, North Syracuse. Almost half a century later, formal incorporation of our village took place.

Different things helped us steadily grow, including

  • The salt industry that passed through, and
  • The first (wooden) plank road in America that kept transportation possible even in muddy conditions.

The plank road in our area did not fare as well as many others did. The road needed constant repairs, and while materials remained available nearby, the costs of the necessary maintenance created an ongoing financial burden. This happened even with the four tollhouses' creation spaced evenly along the 16.5 miles length of the plank road. Several investors lost their life savings because of the never-ending cost involved in making crucial repairs.

The weather and the soil composition made regular dirt roads unusable most of the time. Rain and snow could wash a road out or leave heavier vehicles stuck for days. The same weather caused planks to deteriorate rapidly and unable to last the expected decade. Many fell apart after less than half that time. The boggy, spongy soil made gravel unstable. A better road that could endure the weight in terrible conditions and maintain its stability comes from engineering with rock, sand, and intense labor.

Eventually, sections of the road were pulled up, and gravel was used instead. Paving also became more common, and the original road ended up completely paved by 1917. It is now a part of the highway, specifically US 11. More durable materials could last through heavy rains, freezing winter weather, non-stop traffic and its heavy loads to make North Syracuse vibrant.

Water damage cleanup in North Syracuse – Messy but necessary.

Restoring your commercial building to safe conditions included eliminating any hazards, both visible and microscopic. Clean water can allow anything that existed within a normal range population-wise to increase in number and migrate to other areas.

SERVPRO wants to stop both explosive growth and the ability of such possible pathogens to relocate within your building. Doing this can become quite messy, but SERVPRO’s dedicated and highly trained crew arrive with all the gear, materials, tools, and equipment to regain control of an otherwise hopeless-looking situation.

The overall durability, including inherent porosity, of any material exposed to water dictates how much damage it sustains. Concrete and stone contain pores, and both materials can suffer damage from water. The roads in Rome were often paved with a combination of the two, and many show the signs of wear and tear from rain and floods. Clean water from a break in your water lines can leave water over a concrete slab or seeping into a basement’s concrete floor. Freezing temps can make the tiniest cracks noticeable.

Cleanup covers the following for your North Syracuse business:

  • Extraction of visible water – pumps of various sizes leading to our pump truck and never to your drains,
  • Removal of damaged materials (furniture, flooring, walls) – by hand using buckets, bags, and shovels,
  • Disinfectant sprays on all surfaces – both before we start and just before we finish,
  • Rinsing and wiping down of hard surfaces – removes any debris or grittiness and leaves surfaces nearly dry,
  • Desiccant machines – removing water vapor lets air do more work in getting everything dry,
  • Carpet cleaning wherever possible – reduces costs and controls odors, and
  • Structural repairs, including plumbing and electrical.

SERVPRO of North Onondaga County is always prepared and ready to help with B2B services, including water damage cleanup, mitigation, and repairs. Contact us by calling (315) 457-3432, 24/7, any day of the year.

How Does Fire Restoration Work?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

table with SERVPRO display set up in front of lockers holding each fireman's gear After the flames are extinguished, call SERVPRO for fast fire damage remediation.

SERVPRO Offers Liverpool Residents Detailed Fire Restoration from Start to Finish

Big or small, a fire in your Liverpool home brings immense destruction. Not only will there be varying levels of charred debris, but you also have to worry about corrosive, lingering soot, and smoke residue. Various materials throughout your home may not be salvageable. You have to ensure your entire interior gets the restoration you deserve, making this where our crew at SERVPRO comes in.

We tackle every aspect of the clean up through sanitization and finishing touches for fire restoration in Liverpool. In some instances, we may enlist the help of subcontractors to assist with fire damage recovery for areas such as:

  • General construction or building experts to inspect areas of your structure where significant damage took place.
  • Architects and remodeling professionals to help with fire emergency scenarios that are extreme.
  • Electricians to ensure all re-wiring and re-circuit work is carefully taken care of to bring your home back to code.

Our fire restoration technicians can handle extensive cleaning along with associated drying and deodorizing needs. Fully IICRC-trained and certified, our team has the skills and experience to ensure your interior is left “Like it never even happened,” after the fire.

Call SERVPRO of North Onondaga County whenever you need us for fire restoration services at (315) 457-3432. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Is Professional Fire Restoration Necessary After a Storm?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

lightning and heavy rain on blue background Did you know that fire damage can result from storms? Let SERVPRO make an assessment of your property so that you can rest easy.

Liverpool Residents can Call SERVPRO for Detailed Storm Cleanup and Fire Restoration

Storms can sometimes take a turn for the worst, and in some cases, lead to fire from downed wires or other damage on your Liverpool Property. When significant damage occurs and impacts your roof or windows, SERVPRO is here for rapid board up and tarping services. We work quickly to keep out vermin, extreme weather conditions, and trespassers. Regardless of the scope of the fire or how it started, we have your cleanup needs under control.

After a storm, you want peace of mind knowing you have the right team for the job for fire restoration in Liverpool. We have many services to help you get your life back to normal as quickly as possible, including:

  • Thorough assessment of all fire and water damage left in the wake of the storm
  • Cleanup of all debris and removal of unsalvageable materials
  • Pack out services to store your belongings in a climate-controlled storage warehouse
  • Careful cleaning of all fabrics and textiles, including drying and treatment for smoke odors
  • Immersion cleaning to address any dense items
  • Complete deodorization of all contents and materials that are odorous

Don’t wait when you have fire restoration needs after a recent storm. SERVPRO of North Onondaga County provides 24/7 emergency service – call us at (315) 457-3432 for rapid response.

Ensure Best Results When Seeking Water Damage Repair

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech removing water from carpet SERVPRO has the equipment and experience necessary restore water damage in your home.

Your North Syracuse Home Needs Skilled Technicians for Water Damage Repair

With a population of 6,800 people when the United States Census got taken, North Syracuse, NY, remains a lovely place to live and visit. Located within Onondaga county, the village includes the towns Clay, Cicero, and Salina to the north of Syracuse, the city.

North Syracuse was originally named Centerville but changed to the current name back in 1880. In 1925, it became an incorporated village. The Fergerson family was part of the first group of settlers to put down roots in the town in 1826. This family line still resides on the same land, which is now considered the village center, and many streets in the area got named after them.

Enjoying Attractions and Local Dining Throughout North Syracuse, New York

There is something unique for everyone to enjoy within a short walk or drive in North Syracuse. Whether you want a quiet natural park to take a walk through or you want dinner out with friends, there are plenty of offerings, such as:

Surf City Family Fun Center – This is an excellent place to go for a fun date night or bring the entire family. You will find go-karts, batting cages, mini-golf, and more onsite. There is also an option for pre-booking your group for a birthday party, school event, or another occasion.

Erie Canal Bike Tours – If you are looking to get out for some exercise and fresh air, these local bike tours are just the thing. Whether you book a tour or take advantage of their shuttle service, this is one gem that locals and visitors alike both rave.

Full Boar Craft Brewery and Tap Room – With plenty of craft beers on tap and a great pub menu, this is an excellent place to go with friends or for a quick lunch. The staff is amicable, and the atmosphere is always laid back and inviting.

You Deserve the Best in Water Damage Repair – Call SERVPRO to Your North Syracuse Home

You must have confidence in the team you hire to provide water damage repair to your North Syracuse home. SERVPRO employs highly-trained technicians to ensure that every detail is considered from the start of your project until the time that everything is restored “Like it never even happened.”

The steps that we take when you call us to your property include:

  • Complete assessment of all water damage
  • Determination of the source of water so that we can ensure it gets under control
  • Formulation of a plan for removal of all standing water
  • Moisture and relative humidity get taken into account to facilitate speedy drying
  • If necessary, we perform controlled demolition to remove and replace materials such as carpeting, drywall, flooring, baseboards, etc.
  • Finalization of the job, including deodorization and sanitization so that your home is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Call (315) 457-3432 to have our Green Fleet dispatched to your door. SERVPRO of North Onondaga County is available 24/7 when you require skilled water damage repair.

Learn About Tea in North Syracuse

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

loose tea being prepared to brew Don't let water damage brew in you commercial property. Call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

Professional Tea Taster Gives Chat in North Syracuse

Local North Syracuse tea lovers can enjoy an evening chat with Kevin Gascoyne, a man that has honed his lifelong love of tea into a successful career. He sources leaves from Darjeeling, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the African continent. The Yorkshire native will bring an engaging and fun chat that covers his experience with getting into the tea business as a professional taster and the founder of a successful tea company. Kevin will cover how he started as a tea writer and went on to create a tea house. He has experience lecturing and advising about tea worldwide and has participated in the World Tea Awards. A quick google search can provide more contact information.

  • This fun evening chat takes place on January 14, 2021
  • Time: 2 PM to 3 PM 
  • Price: $35

When local business properties need help with commercial water damage restoration in North Syracuse, SERVPRO of North Onondaga County at (315) 457-3432 is the company they count on for fast help with any size water removal and drying.