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Commercial Water Damage Restoration is Just A Call Away In Upstate New York

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

An office building has been emptied because of water leaking from the ceiling SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available 24 hours a day when water damage requires immediate attention.

Our team provides commercial water damage and restoration services in Upstate New York. From Syracuse to Buffalo we are available 24/7/365. We can assist you if your residential or commercial building has been damaged by water. We have the resources, labor, and equipment to mobilize our teams and scale up production to meet any need anywhere in our territory and beyond.

* We can assist in the event of a major storm causing damage to multiple floors in a shopping center.

* We can assist if a pipe burst at the top floor of a multi-family home causing water damage on multiple levels.

* We can restore large properties with water damage such as a sports area or music venue.

We are water damage specialists and can manage, restore, and rebuild your commercial property following a water disaster. We are available to help with project management, labor, and equipment.

We offer storm preparation services as well. Call us today if you have commercial property that is at risk of flooding. We can help you avoid expensive damage and prepare you for the next storm.

Disaster Repair and Construction For Commercial Properties In Syracuse, NY

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Construction manager is overseeing a worksite. SERVPRO Commercial Construction Services Save You Time & Money, Call Us Today.

SERVPRO is often thought of as the company you call when your residential or commercial property is damaged by fire, water, or other unavoidable disasters. We are one of the country's most trusted disaster restoration companies, and our quality services have helped us to achieve that reputation. What many people don't know is that we also offer full-scale construction services, which can help you restore and rebuild your home or business as necessary. We provide seamless integration, from disaster recovery to repair to completion.

This applies to both residential and commercial properties. Our services include large-scale restoration and construction for commercial properties. This allows you to quickly move from repairing your home to rebuilding your business, so that you can get back on track quickly.

We move quickly in a situation of disaster, such as fire or water damage. We provide the necessary labor and equipment, even in multiple shifts, to contain the disaster. We will do our best to ensure that your commercial property is as open and accessible as possible by containing the damage and securing any danger areas. When possible, we keep the worksite clean and away from any damaged areas.

Once the disaster is over, we can begin construction. We will give you transparent pricing and be upfront about all services.

SERVPRO helps save or protect valuable items during water damage restoration in Brockton

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in a parking lot. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is Available 24/7 When Property Damage Requires Immediate Attention, Call Us!

Storms can cause many problems, not only the flooding of properties with water. Strong winds can cause damage to roofing and windows, causing debris and other materials to be left behind. Exposing sentimental or priceless items to the elements can lead to serious problems.

SERVPRO's priority is to protect your valuables before we begin repairs to storm damage in Brockton properties. To prevent the weather elements from damaging your house's interior, we take measures such as installing roof tarps or boarding windows and doors.

SERVPRO technicians will also protect sentimental or valuable items you have. You can save wet paintings and limited edition books that you would otherwise have to throw away by following some unique steps. These items are frozen by our technicians and stored in sealed containers to prevent water damage. Then, they are delivered to specialists restorers for drying and cleaning. There are many challenges that can occur during:

  • Basement flooding
  • Flood restoration
  • Sewage Cleanup

SERVPRO Stoughton, Brockton can help in many ways with storm damage repairs in properties. Contact us at 508-690-4690

Commercial Restoration Services Available 24/7 Call Us Now

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO van covered in snow SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available 24/7 to help restore your commercial property.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available 24/7 because disaster restoration never takes a break. We are available 24/7 because we understand that every moment lost during a disaster clean-up such as a water damage or fire damage exponentially increases the amount of damage to the property.

Our team is trained and ready to provide services when called upon, this is what makes SERVPRO of SW Onondaga stand out from the competition, our readiness is second to none! We are prepared with the personnel and equipment to manage disasters of any size. We are even prepared to scale up and work multiple shifts as needed to ensure that the property is most efficiently restored.

We work closely with our commercial clients to ensure that we are in communication throughout the restoration process. We provide daily updates as we progress through your project. We also work closely with your insurance agent keeping them involved throughout the process as well to ensure there are no surprises.

Commercial Property Damage Restoration Near Me

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

An overhead view of a clean factory floor SERVPRO of SW Onondaga can handle any size disaster. Call us 24/7.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga belongs to a larger network that includes other franchises of SERVPRO, available at a moment's notice. Because of this we have the ability to rapidly scale up our operations when a major disaster occurs, this separates us from the competition especially for disaster restoration projects that affect commercial properties.

These events are usually held in larger buildings that can contain many items. We serve all industries, from retail to industrial manufacturing. We can provide cost-effective solutions and work directly with insurance companies so that your commercial operation is up and running as quickly as possible.

We may work multiple shifts during the day or night in many cases because we understand how important it is to reduce downtime and get your team back up and running. We are available 24/7 to assist you with any commercial or multi-family residential property that is in dire need of repairs.

Commercial Restoration Syracuse, NY

10/24/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration Companies Near Me - warehouse interior SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available 24/7 to provide disaster restoration services to commercial properties of any size or industry.

Our team excels in the crucial role of assisting with commercial restoration projects of any proportion. We are able to respond quickly to any type of commercial disaster such as flood damage, fire damage or storm damage. This reduces loss and helps to get your commercial property back on track. Our management culture and team mentality are the key to our success.

The environment is positive from our owners and down to our franchise general managers. Every employee learns to take pride in what they do and to be professional at all levels within the company.

Our project managers know how to prioritise tasks to reduce property loss in any disaster. With years of experience, project managers can quickly assess and react to any commercial property disaster.

SERVPRO has been the top choice for disaster recovery because of the way our technicians understand these processes. They are available 24 hours a day to respond to disaster calls.

Our equipment and technology are also important to us in order to achieve the best results. A variety of tools are used to respond to commercial restoration projects. Our ability to keep up with the latest developments in drying technology and dehumidification equipment as well as soot, odor, removal equipment allows us to stay on top of our field.

Can Business Owners Mobilize Employees to Handle Mold Damage in Camillus Businesses?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

servpro trucks at work SERVPRO offers 24/7 service for mold remediation in Camillus

It Is Best to Hire Professionals to Perform Commercial Mold Damage Restoration in Your Camillus

Mold is a type of secondary destruction due to excess moisture, and it can cause health effects. It results from failure to treat water restoration quickly. Mold needs to be cleaned properly by a professional restorer like SERVPRO.

If you find commercial mold damage in your Camillus business, you should have it removed as soon as possible. Our technicians can remediate the extent of the mold colonies and spores to acceptable and industry approved levels.

We have highly qualified personnel with decades of expertise who assist us in the following areas:

  • Identifying mold-affected locations
  • Documenting the mold problem and developing an effective remediation plan
  • Calculating the degree of contamination
  • Remediating mold contamination

When SERVPRO remediates a mold-infested business, we isolate the contaminated area using polythene sheets to prevent mold spores from spreading. We also ascertain that our customers' HVAC systems are cleaned using duct cleaning systems that include all necessary equipment and accessories.

To clean the afflicted regions, we use cutting-edge chemicals. We can use fungicides and sporicides to clean the area and prevent mold growth in the future. Antimicrobial agents are crucial in limiting mold growth.

To deal with mold damage in your business before it spreads, you need to enlist the help of professionals. Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County for fast restoration at (315) 488-3900. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Camillus Store Owners Look to SERVPRO for Flood Damage Restoration

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Flooding can leave behind severe water damage to your business property. Call SERVPRO for assistance right away.

Skilled Help for flood water Damage is a call away in Camillus – Contact SERVPRO Today!

Whenever a storm rolls through the Camillus area, it can be devastating to your retail space. If you have a flash flood, this brings debris and contaminants into your business that calls for careful remediation to thoroughly and safely clean. SERVPRO is the team to call to get you back in business – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

In addition to flood damage in Camillus, you can look to us to handle every aspect of your restoration, including water damage repairs or sewage cleanup. It all depends on the situation at your commercial location, and we always formulate our plans accordingly. For flood restoration, you can count on us for:

  • Treatment of the water surface
  • Extraction of blackwater
  • Thorough cleaning of all contaminated areas
  • Drying of the premises using dehumidifiers and air-mover technology
  • Careful disposal of unsalvageable materials
  • Contents cleaning and pack-out services
  • Controlled demolition for drying and restoring, as needed
  • Repair and restoration of all structural elements
  • Sanitization of all surfaces to ensure your business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

As a business owner, you need to have the name of a reputable team handy to take care of your need for commercial flood damage restoration. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available for emergency services water damage help by calling (315) 488-3900, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

How Can Mold Be Removed from Onondaga Hill Businesses?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

moldy ceiling tiles and wall Mold with put a halt to business. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size mold remediation service your company needs.

SERVPRO remediates commercial mold damage quickly and professionally

It only takes minute amounts of water to encourage mold spores to grow and spread. All mold needs are moisture and an organic food source. Wood, fabric, and other porous materials provide the perfect food. SERVPRO helps with mold remediation behind walls, in basements, and under flooring to help keep your business open for business. 

Following EPA Guidelines & More

If you have detected mold damage in your Onondaga business, you can rest assured knowing SERVPRO follows all EPA guidelines for mold remediation. We even go beyond what is required. Our technicians are certified mold removal specialists. They understand:

  • You need fast action to prevent loss of business
  • Fungal growth can threaten the structural integrity of a building
  • Unchecked mold can spread rapidly and is unsightly. 
  • The odor from mold needs to be dealt with as well. 

We follow the most stringent protocols in the industry to remove mold from your business. Our techs use professional antimicrobials to scrub impacted materials. HEPA filter-equipped vacuums and air scrubbers remove mold residue from the air and surfaces.

You can rely on SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County to remediate mold growth in your business properly. Call (315) 488-3900 to set up a consultation with one of our experienced estimators.

Onondaga Hill Residents – Don’t Miss Nature in Winter – Virtual Program

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

A woman and dog looking at a computer. Virtual Nature Learning Program could be a great way to exercise your mind with nature without having to leave your home.

From the Comfort of Your Onondaga Hill Home, Enjoy This Virtual Nature Learning Program

There is always something fresh, exciting, and interesting to learn about the natural world around us. If you or somebody in your family loves nature, and you want to know about some of the nature trails throughout Beaver Lake, this is a virtual program that you do not want to miss. This online event will take you through some of the different animals and plants that are native to Central New York and how they survive throughout the harsh winter days and nights. This event is open to anyone for viewing through the Facebook page for Beaver Lake Nature Center.

  • Date: Friday, January 29th, 2021
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Virtual Event via the Beaver Lake Nature Center’s Facebook Page
  • Cost: Free – no advanced registration required

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County realizes the importance of learning about the natural world around us. As a business owner, you realize just how critical operations are from day-to-day. When you have water damage within your commercial space, you deserve prompt action to clean up the water so that your operations do not suffer from downtime. By calling (315) 488-3900, you will have our crew at your door and ready to work as soon as possible.

You Are Invited To View Spectacular Festive Lights In Onondaga Hill This Winter

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Lights Take time to enjoy the lights while SERVPRO brings light back to your home after a fire darkens your property.

See The Breathtaking Lights On The Lake In Onondaga Hill

Onondaga Lake Park is delighted to welcome visitors to their popular annual Lights on the Lake winter extravaganza. Drive through over 2 miles of gorgeous lights and festive decorations.

  • See a glittering fantasy forest and visit the land of Oz.
  • Admire unforgettable animated festive scenes.
  • Tour ends with a fairytale grand finale.
  • Tune in to Sunny102 radio for a festive soundtrack.
  • Purchase a foam lightsaber and become part of the display!

You can even download an electronic guide full of fun games and seasonal coloring pages.

Lights on the Lake runs from 5 PM – 10 PM nightly until January 10, 2021. Please note that you must purchase admission tickets and vehicle passes online before arrival. Tickets cost $6 per car on Mondays and Tuesdays, $10 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and $20 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Thankfully these lights are not open flames. However, businesses need to be mindful of fire safety at this time of year. If you need help with fire damage in your business, call SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900.

Can Onondaga Hill Office Staff Switch on the HVAC During Fire Damage Restoration?

10/11/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged office with soot covering the walls Commercial fire damage is very hard to mitigate by the office staff. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and mitigation services.

Office Workers Keen To Keep Their Onondaga Workspace Fresh During Fire Damage Restoration

Every office worker in Onondaga knows there is nothing worse than a stuffy, overly hot workspace. A stale-feeling room leads to fuzzy-headedness and lessened motivation.

When it comes to fire damage restoration in an Onondaga business, air quality is an even more significant concern. During a fire, burning materials form soot, which then sticks to walls, ceilings, and furniture and leaves behind an acrid smoky smell.

We know it is tempting to switch on the HVAC to get some fresh cold air flowing. However, please do not do so, because:

  • If any parts of the system are fire-damaged, you risk further harm
  • It is better not to switch the system on before a professional examines it
  • HVAC systems can spread sooty residue and smoke odors through the entire office complex

The best thing is to call us as soon as possible and not touch the system until we arrive.

What can SERVPRO do to clean the HVAC?

Examining the HVAC system is part of every fire damage remediation project. Our technicians know how easily soot can penetrate the system. There are different ways to clean it:

  • If the soot has only reached the front grills and vents, we can wipe these clean
  • If there is damage further back, we have long-handled brushes at our disposal
  • We can dislodge stickier residues with a mild detergent
  • We can use powerful HEPA vacuums to hoover up soot and prevent it from re-entering the air

Our technicians can also use thermal fogging machines to deodorize every nook and cranny of the HVAC system and eliminate hard-to-reach soot particles.

When is it safe to turn the HVAC back on?

One of our Franchise experts will let you know when it is safe to turn the HVAC system on.

Soot gets into all the smallest places, but do not worry. We are on hand to scrub away every particle and leave your office Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

For help cleaning soot from your HVAC, call SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900.

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My Ice Machine in Syracuse Has Developed Mold – Can It Be Cleaned?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

ceiling tiles with mold on them Finding out that your shop has mold damage can be a huge headache. Contact SERVPRO for commercial mold damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Can Provide Mold Remediation to Your Syracuse Business

Restaurants, fast food places, and many other establishments in Syracuse have ice machines. The last thing you want to see in your ice maker is mold. It can impact the drinks you serve and lead to unhappy customers when you can’t supply the beverages they enjoy. 

Can an Ice Maker Hose Leak Cause Mold?

This client has an ice cream shop that also serves beverages, so he depends upon his ice maker. A faulty hose to the ice machine caused a leak the owner cleaned up on his own. Now he has mold in his ice machine and water damaged sheetrock from hidden moisture. Commercial mold damage remediation in his Syracuse shop is now needed along with water damage mitigation. 

Ice machines can be a haven for things such as bacteria and microbes. Throw in a leaky hose that allowed mold to grow beneath the wall surface and along the hose, and you have a mess. It’s nasty to clean up, can have an effect on health and can spread fast. SERVPRO technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to provide mold remediation and restore your ice cream shop to preloss condition.

How Does SERVPRO Mitigate the Damage?

Each water damage scenario is different, and the process involved depends on the size of the business and the extent of the damage. But there are steps that apply to most situations. In this case, it would include:

  • Cleaning the ice machine – dry ice or soda blasting is an option for machinery. 
  • Controlled demolition – repairing and replacing the affected sheetrock.
  • Containment – providing the proper protection while the mold remediation is taking place to prevent the spread.
  • Drying the affected area.
  • Using air scrubbers and HEPA filters to remove mold spores from the air.
  • Using antimicrobial cleaners, and sealants if necessary, on infected surfaces.

Our Green Team is ready 24/7 to provide mold damage and water damage mitigation. Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900 for more information.

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Can Floodwater Be Removed from My Camillus Business Without Causing More Damage?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Empty Warehouse Full of Cargo To start preserving your business here, Onondaga Hills, and elsewhere, contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County today.

For A Professional, Safe Restoration of Your Camillus Facility, Call SERVPRO!

Any Camillus business can suffer from a water intrusion. Sprinkler systems falsely trigger, eyewash stations fail, and other problems can happen at any time. While floodwater from a storm requires more cleaning in each case, every business is still different and requires both a professional and individual approach.

How Does That Work?

Using, for example, a medical supply warehouse in Camillus, commercial flood damage could center around safety, along with cleaning and drying both storage racks, bins, and inventory. SERVPRO specialists train extensively to provide an environment conducive to employee safety and preserving all items inside the structure.

How Can SERVPRO Improve Employee Safety?

Our specialists first use an anti-bacterial cleaner on every surface affected by the floodwater. This reduces the immediate health threat and also reduces the chance of a mold infestation later. Next comes removing the water and cleaning agent from the warehouse floor. Team members use a combination of extraction wands and then long-handled squeegees that push out any trace of water along with the soil and other debris that entered your building with the flood.

What About the Inventory and Shelving?

Once the floor is safe, SERVPRO team members set up exhaust fans to increase air circulation and then pull inventory off each shelf and bin. We dry them, change any padding, and then replace each item according to the inventory sheet you provide. Where needed and allowed, we also hand-dry individual pieces. If we find something that appears to have suffered enough damage for disposal, our specialists check with you and keep a complete list of items for your insurance agent to examine.

To start preserving your business here, Onondaga Hills, and elsewhere, contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County today. One call to (315) 488-3900 can start the process to quickly reopen your operation.

My Camillus Company's Warehouse Has Been Flooded By Spring Rains and Snowmelt, Who Should I Call to Clean It Up?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

office building flooded after storm “Like it never even happened.”

Several Camillus Businesses Handle Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup, but SERVPRO is One of the Better Services

Spring rains sometimes bring substantial challenges for Camillus business owners and residents.  Seasonal storms, often delivering torrential rainfall, can rapidly melt the area's remaining winter snowpack. This rapid melt, in turn, usually floods local lakes, rivers, and streams. All of this tends to cause flash flooding that can suddenly, and without warning, inundate your commercial buildings. If you're ever unfortunate enough to experience such an occurrence, your business could be severely impacted. Essential documents, equipment, inventory, and facilities could be at risk of irreparable damage. Ultimately, if you do not act swiftly in finding the right commercial flood damage cleanup and restoration company, you might have to totally cease operations.

Why Should I Contact a Company Like SERVPRO for Help?

When dealing with commercial flood damage in Camillus, the old adage "time is money" rings true.  The more time it takes for you to effectively address flood damage, the more expensive it usually becomes to repair. Also, you often only get one chance to restore certain things like documents and equipment. If you hire the wrong cleaning and remediation company and its workers fail to properly restore these items the first time, they could become irreparable. This kind of failure costs you both time and money, as well as access to crucial business documents and equipment. So, what makes SERVPRO better than other area services?  Well, our company:

    •    Has built a reputation as a trustworthy service provider that is dedicated to helping its customers
    •    Employs technicians with more than twenty-five years of combined experience restoring Camillus area businesses   
    •    Experts include both licensed contractors and highly-trained flood damage restoration technicians that are well-equipped to effectively handle substantial structural issues resulting from flooding
    •    Is innovative and constantly learning new time and money-saving techniques to restore business properties  
    •    Possesses all the latest high-tech equipment necessary to address your flood damage
    •    Is ready to assist you 24/7 and can usually be on-site within a few hours after your call

These characteristics make us exceedingly capable of resolving your flood-related problems in more cost-effective ways and in less time than most other local service providers.

What Does SERVPRO's Work Generally Accomplish?

When our technicians in Camillus work on a commercial flood damage project, they seek to do certain key things. These things include:

    •    Removing any standing water from your property
    •    Disposing of all waste and hazardous materials
    •    Disinfecting all affected surfaces
    •    Eliminating any moisture from your structures and contents that is in excess of normal amounts
    •    Restoring all invaluable items like essential business documents and equipment
    •    Preventing fungal growth and related issues like dry rot
    •    Deodorizing your commercial buildings

After all these tasks have been successfully completed, our customers' businesses are usually back in pre-flood condition.

How Does SERVPRO Do All This?

Our technicians follow a highly-effective time-tested process to return your commercial property in Camillus to normal. This ensures that the task is done right and as quickly as possible.  The procedures we follow include:

    •    Arriving on the scene a few hours after your call
    •    Inspecting your property's water damage
    •    Scientifically setting a drying goal
    •    Repairing any damage contributing to water leaks and related issues
    •    Eliminating any standing water with wet vacuums, pumps, or extractors
    •    Periodically using detection equipment to measure moisture levels in your structure and its contents to monitor work progress
    •    Employing strong fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry the interiors of your buildings, as well as any salvageable essential contents
    •    Eliminating unpleasant odors and harmful fungi with state-of-the-art foggers

SERVPRO's methods generally save business owners like you from costly long-term closures.  Moreover, they often enable us to save all your most important documents, inventories, and equipment. In doing so, you are able to return to your operations as soon as possible. These are not the only things our services do for you, however. We also help protect you from experiencing future floodwater damage issues like mold and dry rot.

Unlike hurricanes and tropical storms, flash flooding is not very predictable. As this weather-related phenomenon's name indicates, these floods can happen suddenly and without much warning.  Even hot dry weather can trigger them if the area's snowpack is extensive enough, and the resulting snowmelt sufficiently overloads natural and artificial drainage networks. Also, your commercial buildings are more susceptible to these natural hazards if they happen to be in a low-lying part of town.

Whatever your luck maybe, rest assured that there is someone that can help you if flooding ever affects your facilities. If disaster does strike your business, remember to act fast and get the right cleaning and remediation service to help. Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900 for assistance.

How Do I Get Rid of Water in My Business?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

flood in department store Don't let a flood put your store out of commission. Let SERVPRO come in and take care of your problem.

Have SERVPRO Water Restoration teams clear and dry your Camillus store

Sprinkler systems are great to stop fires. Unfortunately, the water they leave behind can also result in a requirement for commercial water removal in Camillus clothing stores and other businesses.

The water is already draining away, why do I need SERVPRO?

Any amount of water can cause damage to floor trim, walls, and ceiling tiles. SERVPRO restoration technicians quickly remove  Camillus standing water with pumps and other extractors, then inspect every affected part of the store.

Next, they remove anything too soaked or otherwise damaged for disposal. For restorable, structural property, team members set up a combination of dehumidifiers and fans to draw out excess moisture while also forcing the damp air outside to lower the humidity level.

What about my inventory?

Whether it’s on the rack or a shelf, our technicians can safely dry it. We can bring additional equipment to hang clothes, shoes, and accessories or lay them flat on racks. Once spread out, team members install fans to increase air circulation and carefully dry all items. If the interior temperature is cool, we also use air movers to generate a warm airflow that speeds up the evaporation process.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County is here to help you reopen your business here and in Onondaga Hill. If you need us, call (315) 488-3900 today.

Are there Commercial Water Removal Methods in Camillus that Reduce Damage?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" If your business if overtaken by water you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for mitigation assistance.

Your Local SERVPRO Can Help Speed Up Extraction and Take Other Steps That Control Damage

Once water spills or other forms of intrusion occur at your hotel, extraction is one way to control or prevent the resulting damages comprehensively. Other steps, such as moving contents, only offer partial reprieve since the water remains in the structure, which continues to deteriorate. Various methods of water extraction help, including:

  • Mopping
  • Scooping with buckets
  • Pumping
  • Wet-vacuuming

How does the water removal method chosen affect the level of damages?

The speed of water removal from your Camillus hotel is the central aspect affecting the resultant damages. Letting water sit in a property over extended periods creates an opportunity for extensive moisture migration. Microbial growth and other secondary damages can also occur when if it takes longer than 24 hours to extract water.

Apart from time, the equipment used during water removal can damage materials or contents in the affected areas through scratching, staining, or otherwise. Our SERVPRO crews inspect the loss site to determine the best equipment and accessories to use. For example, when wet vacuuming floors, we consider the floor material to determine whether to use squeegee wands or other alternatives. 

Do all water removal situations require sophisticated equipment?

Major water loss situations may require sophisticated pumps and extractors because of the volume of water involved. For other losses, simple tools can help complete the water extraction processes. However, there is still a need to choose the right tool for the task. For example, mops help with water removal as well as cleaning tasks, but there is a need to choose the right one since they differ in many ways:

  • Cotton mops

These are the standard mops readily available

  • Sponge squeeze mops

These mops have a self-wringing capability

  • Microfiber Mops

Similar to the standard mops but with microfibers that improve cleaning

Our SERVPRO teams bring a variety of equipment in our production trucks, including the simple ones, to capitalize on the benefits of each kind, thus improving the outcome.

Water loss situations are rarely static. Call SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900 to help manage an incident at your premises, "Like it never even happened."

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Professional Water Removal Strategies Can Permit Operations to Continue in Camillus

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

"Open" We will help you get back to Business. Call us anytime at (315) 488-3900.

SERVPROs Steps to Getting You Back to Work After a Water Damage Incident 

As devastating as a water loss can be to your Camillus commercial building, the perception in the community that you are unable to provide goods and services can sink your business for good. One of our priorities, while discussing your needs during the mitigation and remediation project, is how we can assist in helping you maintain an operational presence during the work. Do not assume you need to shut down entirely as we address the water emergency. 

Initial Contact

During our first phone call, we attempt to ascertain as much information as possible about your Camillus property and its water removal needs. Our Crew Chief needs as much of the following information, so we arrive promptly and with the crews and equipment necessary to begin the job with all deliberate speed.

  • Accurate address and any particular directions to the affected space on your commercial campus
  • Information on the source of the water -- clean supply water or contaminated waste or otherwise tainted water?
  • Utility update -- are water mains shut down, is electricity available, are gas lines compromised?
  • A general overview of the extent of the loss so we can estimate our crew member numbers
  • Known safety concerns 
    • Slip, trip, and fall dangers
    • Weakened structures and trapped water exerting pressure on building materials
    • Electric shock potential
    • Possibility of exposure to biohazards or other dangerous substances -- we prepare by packing personal protective equipment (PPE) and space containment supplies 

Assessing the Damage and Creating an Operations Center

Once onsite, our Crew Chief assigns emergency water removal tasks to the SERVPRO crews and then consults with you about your concerns as part of an overall damage assessment. Transparent communication is the expectation so we can best help your business and clarify what the mitigation and remediation entail.  Setting aside one or more “business as usual” spaces in minimally or unaffected areas in the building or nearby, if practical, allows you and key employees to remain in contact with your customers during the recovery.

Effective Containment

Neither SERVPRO nor you want to expose individuals to hazards during the water removal process. Partitioning off the work areas with 6-mil polyethylene and using negative pressure air scrubbing technology to seal the barriers keeps air and water-borne contaminants contained. We capture and dispose of any hazardous substances per local regulation, protecting you from fines and licensure issues.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County has a wealth of state of the art equipment and highly-qualified managers and technicians ready to stand by you and your business during any water removal challenges. Call us anytime at (315) 488-3900. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Right Extractor for Any Damage to Camillus Offices

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage drown your business, contact SERVPRO now.

Water Removal options for your office

When your office has a plumbing breach, water can begin to collect along the short pile carpeting quickly. Depending on the location of this standing water and the accessibility of our SERVPRO technicians to this damaged region of your office, we have multiple extraction tools that we can choose.

Addressing the water damage in Camillus office buildings requires the fast response and expertise of our qualified professionals. There are desks, chairs, equipment, and documents at risk by the spread of these effects. With the endorsements from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Restoration (WRT), and Applied Structural Drying (ASD), we have experts ready to mobilize and help with the full measure of our extraction and drying equipment.

For smaller and tighter spaces, we have the use of our light wands and portable sump pumps. Larger areas or deeper standing water must get addressed by stationary units like our trash pumps, or engine-driven high-capacity removers like our trucks in the Green Fleet. Our project management and crew chiefs can determine the best tools for the job with the initial assessment of the work to get done.

Water loss incidents in your office can affect your employees, office furniture, and often cause a need for replacement of carpeted areas. Our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team can help get the situation under control. Call us today at (315) 488-3900.

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Clearing Odors from Skaneateles Restaurants After Kitchen Fires

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO help you smell your entrees, not fire damage.

SERVPRO’s options for removing Odor damage

As much as it might seem like smaller kitchen flare-ups in your Skaneateles restaurant does not require a shutdown of your operation, there are often lingering effects that must be addressed promptly. The smell of smoke odors, charring, and any airborne particulates present a hazard and unpleasant environment for your customers and your employees.

Addressing the odor portion of fire damage to Skaneateles restaurants like yours might seem straightforward. Still, there are multiple choices to make depending on the areas affected, the materials damaged, and how far the effect has migrated through the building. Our SERVPRO team has portable and stationary deodorization units, both of which have a high-efficiency rate to get you back in business as quickly as we can.


Thermal and UV foggers are an ideal choice of our SERVPRO team because of their mobility. A dense fog of our deodorization product neutralizes odor compounds on contact.

Hydroxyl Generator 

These units also use UV spectrums to both clean and deodorize their surroundings. These are stationary units, but they can affect large open areas like the kitchen with ideal placement.

These two options are both powerful choices for deodorization, and only a small portion of our full inventory of odor removal units. No matter what your business needs, give our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County a call to help at (315) 488-3900.

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