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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.

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.

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. 

The Future of Food and Agriculture Influenced by Robots and Genetics

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

A mother and child cooking in a kitchen. Having a healthy diet in your life is so important, join the virtual event for New Scientist Live’s Future of Food and Agriculture.

Virtual Event Connects You with Top Scientists from the Comfort of Your North Syracuse Home

As the collective diet consciousness levels increase, you probably desire to know more about the nutritional value of the food you eat or even how it is produced. Although there are many information sources, determining whether it is accurate is not always easy. Getting such information directly from renowned scientists is one way to boost confidence in its accuracy. You can do this right from your North Syracuse home by participating in the New Scientist Live’s Future of Food and Agriculture virtual event on November 28th, 2020. The event focuses on issues such as farming practices that help protect the environment and how robotics and genetics change the face of agriculture.

The event focuses on three main areas:

  • The main stage where speakers address issues such as nutrition, the future of food and people, the environment, and climate.
  • Field stage topics where the discussion focuses on how to feed eleven billion people sustainably, robotics, and farming, and how people got it wrong on GM foods.
  • The fork stage where discussions shift to sustainable diets, cellular food, lab-grown meat, and feeding on insects.

SERVPRO of North Onondaga County has grown from a small operator to a dependable water cleanup provider in North Syracuse. Call us at (315) 457-3432.

Should Syracuse Store Owners Carry Out Regular Mold Inspection?

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall For professional mold inspection, call SERVPRO of North Onondaga County at (315) 457-3432.

Syracuse Proprietors Can Use Mold Inspection to Protect Their Premises from Fungus

Looking after your Syracuse storefront is essential. A clean, welcoming, and well-organized storefront offers a fantastic welcome to customers and encourages them to stick around, buy, and come back. Of course, as a business owner, you ensure your store is clean – but have you remembered to check for fungus?

One way to protect your property from fungus is by carrying out regular mold inspection in your Syracuse store. Some inspections can be done by you or your staff, but there are times when you need to call a professional remediator.

What mold inspections can staff carry out?

There are three things your staff or cleaning crew should look for:
    •    Visible signs of mold, such as mold colonies or damp patches on floors and ceilings
    •    Potential mold risks such as dark corners or where water is pooling on floors or around faucets
    •    A moldy smell that does not go away

When should you call the professionals?

You should call SERVPRO as soon as you notice any of the telltale signs of mold. Even if the outbreak appears to be small, it is better to call us. Cleaning the fungus yourself can actually make things worse:
    •    Over-the-counter cleaners can add moisture, which makes regrowth more likely
    •    Rubbing or scrubbing can dislodge spores and encourage them to find a new part of your store to set up camp
    •    Walking in and out of the area means spores can hitch a ride on clothes and shoes and spread throughout your premises

What does professional mold inspection entail?

SERVPRO teams have all the equipment to carry out thorough mold inspection. We start with a visual assessment and then move on to using a range of instruments to test for humidity, moisture, and the presence of water on the surface of walls and ceilings. Once we have readings to work from, we can wipe and scrub away the mold. We use containment and sometimes negative air to lower the risk of spores spreading. We also dry the area after to make it less welcoming to fungus.

We leave your shop Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. For professional mold inspection, call SERVPRO of North Onondaga County at (315) 457-3432.

What Are the Differences Between Residential and Commercial Water Extraction Services?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

shelved SERVPRO cleaning and deodorizing products SERVPRO Provides Skilled Technicians Utilizing Advanced Equipment and Cleaning Products to Mitigate Water Damage in Your North Syracuse Workplace

The Primary Differences Between the Two in North Syracuse Involve the Complexity of the Issues and Magnitude of Water Volumes Handled.

Water removal from commercial sites in North Syracuse is often much more complex than local residential water extractions.  This is because business facilities are usually much larger than homes, have considerably more extensive and complex pipe networks and drainage systems, house bigger and more sophisticated water-related appliances and containers, likely have been in operation for decades, and usually need greater volumes of water extracted.  Moreover, there are many vastly different kinds of businesses that each present unique and exceedingly difficult challenges.  At the same time, these commercial entities are under greater socio-economic pressure than homeowners to resolve their water issues as soon as possible.

What Types of Commercial Facilities Have Local Water Extraction Services Like SERVPRO Removed Water From?

SERVPRO’s North Syracuse commercial water extraction technicians have successfully completed jobs in a wide variety of commercial structures.  We have removed standing water from and dealt with water-related issues in:

  • Small and big-box retail stores
  • Shopping malls
  • Office towers and smaller commercial office buildings
  • Motels and hotels
  • Large apartment and condo complexes
  • Restaurants of all sizes

Whatever kind of business you operate, we have likely performed a water extraction at a similar site.  This enables us to understand and anticipate the potential difficulties involved in dealing with a water event in your structure before we begin work.  Ultimately, this knowledge helps us finish your job more quickly and saves you time and money.

What Specialized Equipment Does SERVPRO Use to Extract Water from Businesses and Remediate Commercial Water Damage?

As you can imagine, commercial water extraction and remediation jobs require more powerful, industrial-grade equipment.  These high-tech tools help our skilled experts rapidly remove standing water and excess moisture from all kinds of commercial establishments.  They also enable us to limit or prevent future damage related to your water issue.  Some of these innovative and highly effective gear includes:

  • Truck-mounted extractors massive enough to swiftly remove large volumes of standing water
  • Low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers that remove excess moisture from expansive areas by condensing it out of the air
  • Large desiccant dehumidifiers to rapidly dry out the interior air of large structures
  • EPA-approved disinfectants and antifungals that slow or prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi
  • State-of-the-art ultra-low volume (ULV) and thermal foggers that treat impacted areas with antimicrobials and deodorants

As a business owner affected by a leak or other water-related problem, timely recovery is crucial.  The sooner your business is effectively remediated, the sooner it can return to its operations.  This is important not only for owners but also for customers and employees.  Powerful industrial-grade equipment is, therefore, a necessity for commercial remediations.

In What Ways Do Commercial Extraction and Water Damage Restoration Services Help My Business?

Commercial extraction and water damage restoration companies like SERVPRO help businesses save time and money, as well as avoid future problems related to their water problems.  Some of the various ways our services benefit your business are by:

  • Reducing overall costs by restoring impacted structural elements and business contents, rather than simply replacing them, whenever possible
  • Limiting potential future damage and health effects resulting from mold and bacterial growths
  • Neutralizing persistent unpleasant odors related to water damage
  • Helping you minimize financially destructive operational downtime
  • Working to protect necessary and valuable business inventories
  • Protecting and restoring essential business records
  • Safeguarding customer and employee health

As you can see, there are many crucial ways SERVPRO can save your commercial enterprise.  These involve quickly removing standing water, effectively treating water damage, salvaging as many affected materials as possible, and returning your business to operational condition as soon as possible.

Ultimately, following a water event, the most important thing you can do to save your business is to find the right extraction and remediation company to swiftly resolve your water-related problems. Companies like SERVPRO have all the necessary training, experience, and equipment to do the job right, the first time.  They help ensure that your commercial establishment avoids long-term effects resulting from standing water and excess water vapor in the air. Our technicians always work to limit your losses and save you money by first attempting to salvage all water damaged items.  They also try their best to make your business operational in as little time possible.  The end result of all these efforts is to give your business the best chances for continued success following a water event.         

Whenever a leak or other clean water issue causes standing water in your office building, store, hotel, restaurant, or rental complex, remember there is help available.  If such issues ever affect you, contact SERVPRO of North Onondaga County for assistance at (315) 457-3432.  

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.

SERVPRO Can Help!

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Franchise specializes in commercial cleaning. Whether you need to have a general cleaning to keep your business looking great, had a water damage that needs to be dried out, experienced mold damage the required remediation or had a fire that needs items to be inventoried and cleaned, we're here for you! We pride ourselves in doing a thorough, quick job so that you business can get back up and running again. 

Our Operations Managers have taken classes to gain experience on large jobs. We have extra staff at our finger tips to get the job done quickly. We are experienced in talking with insurance companies and sorting out the fine details. If your business should need a company like SERVPRO, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Keeping Your Business Going After Disaster

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Keeping your business going after a disaster can be tough! A lot of revenue can be lost, money spent fixing things that were damaged and lost customers can impact whether your business is successful after a disaster. SERVPRO is here to help you! We can come out before a disaster and help you create a plan. The plan will include creating a list of people to contact to have the quickest response, we'll draw out the building so that it doesn't have to be done after the fact and keep it on file. We'll also mark important areas of the building in our drawing like the water main shut off.

Our goal is to help you get your business back up and running as soon as possible so that you don't miss a beat! We want your business to thrive in our community.

Scheduled Commercial Carpet Cleanings

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that you can call SERVPRO, get a quote for carpet cleaning at your business and schedule to have regularly scheduled carpet cleanings? Carpets in businesses tend to get a lot of wear and tear due to how much traffic the carpet gets. Therefore, it's important to keep up on regular carpet cleanings to keep your carpet looking great! We can schedule to do monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or even annual carpet cleanings to keep the carpet in your business looking great! This way, you don't even have to think about scheduling to have the carpet cleaned. We'll give you a call a day or two before the scheduled cleaning to ensure that you still want your carpets cleaned on the scheduled date. We can complete the cleaning day or night.

Give us a call today to schedule your carpet cleaning!

Commercial Mitigation and Restoration

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO not only performs mitigation and restoration on residential properties but at commercial properties too? 

Our Operations Managers have completed training to understand the important steps of completing a commercial job. We want your business to be able to re-open and be in full working capacity as soon as possible. We know that delaying the job getting done and getting done right slows down your business' ability to make money. 

We have stocked up on equipment and resources so that we can complete mitigation and restoration at large commercial jobs. Our managers and technicians have worked in state buildings, schools, universities, warehouses, and automotive properties and have gained a lot of knowledge in doing so. 

If you need mitigation or restoration on your commercial property, please do not hesitate to call our office! We're here to help!

Beaver Lake Golden Harvest Festival

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Come see us at the 41st Beaver Lake Golden Harvest Festival September 8th-9th from 10AM-6PM. They have some great activities planned!

There is free parking available on-site, and free shuttles from the River Mall and Tops parking lot in Baldwinsville.

At this event there will be hands on activities, horse drawn hayrides, canoeing, fresh doughnuts, live animals, games, face painting, lots of food to choose from, local artists, crafters and live music. Wylie Fox Farm from Cato, NY will be there with fresh produce!

The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children (6-17 yrs old)

Check out their website for more information: http://www.onondagacountyparks.com/parks/beaver-lake-nature-center/golden-harvest-festival/

Make sure you stop and say hello if you see us there!

Exterior Services

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Did you think SERVPRO only performs mitigation and restoration inside of residential and commercial properties? We also do work on the exterior of properties when affected by water, fire or other mayhem.

The picture below is a commercial building that experienced smoke damage when a car parked on the street next to the building caught fire. The building was covered from top to bottom with soot. We used one of SERVPRO’s newest products, a water-less masonry cleaner to clean the soot off of the outside of the building. This square area was a test patch that we did to ensure the product would work to the customer’s liking. The owner of the building was extremely happy with the results of the restoration we were able to perform.

Our SERVPRO can pressure wash vinyl siding that has been affected by smoke damage to make it look fresh and new.

Another exterior service we provide is board-ups and roof tarping. We have an emergency crew available 24/7 if you experience a broken door or window that needs to be boarded up while waiting for a repair. If you have a leaky roof, we can tarp the roof until repairs can be made to stop further damage inside of the home.

Make A Wish Charity Golf Tournament

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

We are preparing for our 15th annual Make a Wish charity golf tournament which will be held on June 12, 2018 at the Pompey Club. This is a great charity event which raises money for children with a critical illness can have a wish granted. In previous years we have been able to raise enough money to grant a child a wish, which completely warms our hearts!

In order to participate in the tournament, players should email John at John@SERVPRO5941.com or call our office at 315-457-3432 to register their team. Players should then send in a check made to the Make a Wish Foundation. The cost is $100 per player. We will play 18 holes of golf. Our sponsors have helped us, so that with your donation you will receieve any drinks that you would like throughout the day, breakfast, lunch and a steak dinner. 

Skins, mulligans and a 50/50 raffle will be offered.

If you would like to donate raffle prizes to the tournament, you can email John Halko to let him know. You can bring them in to our office, arrange for us to pick up the donations or bring them with you to the tourament. Any monitary donations will be donated directly to the Make a Wish Foundation of CNY.

Please contact our office directly if you have any additionl questions. Our office phone number is 315-457-3432. We look forward to seeing you there!

Celebrating 25 Years in Business!

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Today, May 1st, we are celebrating 25 years in business! John Halko started his first SERVPRO Franchise with one truck, one employee and one dream. His dream was to build a successful company helping people affected by disaster. Today, John’s dream has become a reality. He has over 20 employees, multiple types of vehicles that allows the ability to service those affected by damage to both residential homes and large commercial properties. In 2012, John bought his first office for the company. The new location offers on-site storage for contents that need to be moved away from our customer’s properties for remediation and mitigation can be performed. We now also have room to park our vehicles inside the building extending the life of our vehicles, a clean room to clean contents on-site, a conference room for training and to loan out to those in need of a professional space. Our Operations Managers, Jeremy Wolfe and Matthew Balch, have been with our company for 11+ years individually and have helped us grow and become more versatile as a company. Their training has allowed us to service customers in a variety of different ways. If you see John this week, don’t forget to congratulate him on his achievements! Of course, we also want to reach out to our customers and colleagues to thank them for all of their continued support throughout the years. We could never be the company we are today without the help and support of our community.

No Job Is Too Large

4/2/2018 (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.

We Can Help!

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Do you own a business or commercial property? If so, we know your likely very busy running the business and taking care of the many tasks that goes along with the property. Therefore, you don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When your business needs cleaning beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call your local SERVPRO franchise to perform a deep cleaning to spruce up the place! 

We have specialty products to remove strong odors, and to remove tough stains that otherwise ruin carpets and flooring. When you call our office, we’ll come out to do an estimate for pricing. If there are tough stains that you would like to have removed, we will perform a test cleaning in a small area to ensure the stain will come out. 

Our technicians come be scheduled outside of your normal business hours so that we are not causing a distraction from your employees ability to work or hindering your customer’s ability to enjoy your space.

Our technicians are thoroughly trained to do the job right for you! We have over 100 exclusive cleaning products, so we can clean a variety of different types of materials and spaces.

In addition to our regular cleaning services, we also clean:

  • Air ducts
  • Biohazard 
  • Carpet and upholstery 
  • Ceilings, flooring and walls
  • Odor removal
  • Sewage
  • Water and fire damage
  • Trauma and crime scene
  • Vandalism 

Rental Property Cleaning

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Do you own rental property? Have your previous tenants left an unsightly mess after they have moved out? Perhaps they left a large amount of garbage and debris, dirty floors and walls or left a strong smelling odor that would make it impossible to rent again as is.That can be an overwhelming experience! But don’t worry, we’re here to help get your rental property clean, fresh smelling and ready for the next tenants to move in.

Give SERVPRO a call and we’ll send out an estimator that will thoroughly explain the type of cleaning needed and how we would get your rental property cleaned and sanitized. Our estimators have seen all sorts of damage caused by previous tenants and have a good understanding of what chemicals and cleaning techniques would be needed. They also can estimate the time needed to perform the necessary tasks. This will provide you with an estimated cost and timeline for the cleaning project.

We’ll then schedule a crew to complete the cleaning for you.

Some of the tasks our technicians could do for you to get your rental property ready to rent again:
Clean floors, ceilings and walls
Clean carpeting and upholstery
Thermal fogging- to remove any unwanted odors
Duct cleaning
Debris removal
Cleaning kitchens and bathrooms

If you should find any other tasks not listed, please feel free to call our office and check with any other things you may come across that may need cleaning.

Getting Rock Salt Out of Carpeting

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Winter is here! So is freezing temperatures, ice and snow. It’s important to make sure that your business’s parking lots and sidewalks are safe for your employees and customers to walk on to get in and out of your building. Putting down rock salt is a very common way to make sure your sidewalks and parking lots are safe. However, rock salt can leave lasting stains on your carpet. 

Our SERVPRO professional technicians have been trained to clean rock salt stains out of carpet. Our SERVPRO Corporate has created special carpet cleaning solutions to get rid of these stains better than any store bought cleaner. Call our office today to schedule a carpet cleaning so your carpets stay looking their best! The sooner we clean the rock salt stains out of your carpet, the better chance you’ll have to remove the stains. 

During this time of year, we recommend having the carpets vacuumed and cleaned more often to keep the rock salt stains from sticking around.

Let Us Introduce Our Contractor!

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

This year, we gained a valuable asset to our company. We hired a contractor to join our team! Let's take a moment to get to know our contractor, Mark Ruzekowicz!

"I have been doing construction for approximately 20 years spending almost all that time in residential/commercial remodeling and new construction. I am quite proficient in all aspects of this work. I started learning the trades when I was a wee lad from my father and other family members who are also trades folk. Over the years I have worked as a subcontractor for a handful of phenomenal carpenters that helped me expand and refine my abilities. I am elated to join the SERVPRO family and am looking forward to the opportunity to augment the existing team here and provide the best customer service I can when taking the damage to a home or business and making it like it never even happened."

We're so happy to have Mark on our team!

Large Loss Services

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of North and East Onondaga and Oswego Counties has the capabilities 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. SERVPRO of North and East Onondaga and Oswego Counties is dedicated to providing detailed and consistent communication to make our customers aware of job status and progress toward completion.

We are Commercial Drying Specialists

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Franchise has taken the IICRC Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) class and has obtained special certifications to complete water mitigation in commercial buildings. Drying out a commercial building can be much different than performing a dry out service for a residential home. The materials a commercial building and residential home is built of can be completely different. The buildings are also used for different purposes.

The CDS course is a five day class and covers commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential structures. The class teaches students to become skilled at performing damage inspections and evaluations. The class covers workflow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water damaged structures, systems and furniture.

Commercial drying projects often have additional potential hazards and safety risks than residential water mitigation projects. According to the IICRC, potential hazards include but are not limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. In addition to this information, it is important that state and local laws for safety and contractor s are still followed.

If you are in need of having mitigation performed on a commercial or industrial building, make sure you utilize a company that has the knowledge to perform the services properly and effectively.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

The flooring in commercial buildings generally get more traffic than residential carpeting. Therefore, the carpeting in commercial buildings need more care and attention. Carpets can get dingy due to how much they are walked on. Carpets also get traffic patterns worn in to them as a result of people walking in the same areas

Even the highest quality carpets can show soiling over time. We offer a variety of different types of carpet cleaning. The different cleaning methods include:

Bonnet Cleaning- a less aggressive method for short piled carpets.

Hot Water Extraction- A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.

Deluxe Precondition and Rinse- helps restore deeply soiled carpets.

Showcase Premier Cleaning- the most thorough cleaning method in the industry.

Dry Cleaning- for when color-fastness is an issue.

When scheduling a carpet cleaning for a commercial property, we will send a marketing representative out to measure the area, establish expectations for the carpet cleanings, and determine the type of carpet cleaning which is best for your carpeting.

We offer monthly, semi-annual, annual scheduling. We also will schedule cleanings on an as-needed basis. Feel free to give us a call today to meet with a marketing representative about having your carpets cleaned!

Keep your Property Safe from Potential Snow and Ice Flooding

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

As we continue to get waves of large amounts of snow and then warmer weather that melts the snow, we need to protect our homes and businesses from water damage.

As we get lots of snow throughout the winter, there are a few ways we are susceptible to experiencing water damage. When the roof has a lot of snow, it can leak water from the roof into the home. Ice backups can occur if the home is not properly insulated allowing water to penetrate the ceiling and walls. When there are cracks in the foundation, melting snow can allow water to seep into the building.

It’s important to pay close attention to the forecast and know what types of weather to expect. However, in order to avoid winter weather from affecting your home there are something’s you can do to prepare:

  • Seal any cracks in the foundation. It is natural for cracks in the foundation to appear. It’s important to keep on top of them and seal any that you notice.
  • Install a back-flow valve. A back-flow valve would prevent a sewer back up to occur during flooding.
  • Install a sump pump. Many people have sump pumps installed in their homes to stop water from rising to higher levels of the home. A sump pump automatically drains any water that intrudes your home. If you already have a sump pump, check it often to ensure it is not blocked and is working properly. If yours uses batteries, make sure the batteries are not old and have backups on hand.
  • Do not store valuable items in places they can be ruined if water damage does occur. Store your valuables on shelving; consider placing stored items on pallets where possible. Keep your items in plastic storage totes to protect them.
  • Remove snow from around your home. You can eliminate the snow from around your home to help keep water out. If there is less melting snow around your home, there is less of a chance the water will flow into your home.
  • Keep sewage drains and downspouts clear.
  • Use a snow rake to remove snow from your roof and stop ice build up.

Exterior Services

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Did you think SERVPRO only performs mitigation and restoration inside of residential and commercial properties? We also do work on the exterior of properties when affected by water, fire or other mayhem.

The picture below is a commercial building that experienced smoke damage when a car parked on the street next to the building caught fire. The building was covered from top to bottom with soot. We used one of SERVPRO’s newest products, a water-less masonry cleaner to clean the soot off of the outside of the building. This square area was a test patch that we did to ensure the product would work to the customer’s liking. The owner of the building was extremely happy with the results of the restoration we were able to perform.

Our SERVPRO can pressure wash vinyl siding that has been affected by smoke damage to make it look fresh and new.

Another exterior service we provide is board-ups and roof tarping. We have an emergency crew available 24/7 if you experience a broken door or window that needs to be boarded up while waiting for a repair. If you have a leaky roof, we can tarp the roof until repairs can be made to stop further damage inside of the home.

Restoring Your Commercial Property after A Water Damage Event

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Ready to help 24/7.

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

Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Do you ever worry that your sprinkler system may malfunction and water will start leaking from your sprinkler system unnecessarily? Have you ever had water damage due to your sprinkler system? We have provided mitigation many times for companies that have sprinkler systems that malfunction. Many times, the system fails in the middle of the night when no one is around to turn off the water. By the time someone gets to the shut off valve, a large amount of water has already been dispersed throughout the building. Sprinkler systems can be very helpful in putting out fires and saving a building, but they need to be properly maintained to stop damage from occurring outside of having a fire.

In many cases, doing sprinkler maintenance can be very easy. However, remember that in some cases you may need to call in the company that installed the system to do maintenance on the sprinkler system or have another company brought in.

You should check and make sure that any pipe that is in an area that gets very cold is properly insulated. For example, if the pipes to the sprinkler system are in an attic space or outside wall that does not get heated.

Your sprinkler system should have a flow test valve that you can discharge water through the pipes to the outside. This will test the pipes that they are in good working order. Be aware that by running the water to the flow test valve, your fire alarm may go off. Make sure to contact your alarm company to let them know that you will be performing a test so that they do not call the fire department and dispatch an emergency crew.

Ensure that sprinkler heads and cover plates do not get painted over. Check that boxes, shelving units or other contents are not placed in the way of the sprinkler heads.

Should you have a water damage due to a fire sprinkler system malfunctioning, give our office a call day or night and we’ll clean up the water and dry out any structure or contents that have been affected.

Some insurance companies offer a discount for having a fire sprinkler system installed. Check with your insurance company today to see if discounts are available to you!

Preventative Carpet Maintenance

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

The carpeting in an office can quickly because soiled due to heavy traffic. Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair and other soils into the fibers to the carpeting. The IICRC believes that soil in carpet is 79% dry soil. Therefore, regular vacuuming is a major factor in keeping up with proper care and maintenance of your carpets. Vacuuming should be done at least once a week. However, in high traffic areas it may be necessary to vacuum once daily.

Other things you can do to help maintain your carpets appearance are…

  • Spot removal. Don’t wait until your whole carpet needs to be cleaned to try to remove a stain or spill from the carpet. Take care of any staining that may occur on the carpet immediately.
  • Move furniture to change traffic patterns. If everyone at your office walks in the same path on the carpet, the carpet will quickly show warn spots in those areas. Those same areas will receive the most amounts of dirt and soil on them while other areas never get walked on. Moving furniture around forces people to walk in different areas of the carpet preventing the carpeting to get worn too quickly in the same areas.
  • Using entryway mats. Using entryway mats limit the amount of soil brought in and tracked onto the carpets. Entryway mats are especially useful during the winter months when salt from the roads and sidewalks can stain the carpeting.
  • Schedule a professional cleaning. Professional carpet cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil in your carpets. We generally recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least every 12 months. However we may suggest having your carpets cleaning more frequently based on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting.

Emergency Ready Profile

11/18/2016 (Permalink)

Approximately 50% of businesses affected by fire and water never reopen. The majority of businesses that do reopen after a catastrophe had a preparedness plan set up prior to their disaster. Is your business ready for whatever may happen?

 Did you know that your local SERVPRO can create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business. The ERP serves as an immediate reference of important information regarding the business, building and chain of command as far as who would be our contact and who would approve emergency services. By creating an ERP, we are able to help to minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

What can you expect from an Emergency Ready Profile?

  • There is no cost to the business for having an ERP created for your business.
  • A brief Profile Document that contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency. Having an ERP created will not take a great deal of your time.
  • Getting the restoration started quickly will minimize the time your business is interrupted due to disaster.
  • Establish a relationship with your local SERVPRO Franchise. You will then have a direct contact when an event does arise rather than needing to research what company provides the services you need.
  • Identify a chain of command for authorizing work to begin. This way, it is pre-established who needs to be called in order to get work approved.
  • You will be prepared with facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. Your business will be “Ready for whatever happens.”

If you’re interested in having an Emergency Ready Profile created for your business, call our office today 315-457-3432.