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The SERVPRO Commitment to 24/7 Mold Remediation and Restoration

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage under a window on a white wall Call SERVPRO for mold remediation in Brooklyn to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Providing Brooklyn Homeowners with Swift Cleanup

Mold damage is one of the largest secondary disasters homeowners have to endure. These microbes are a necessary part of many ecosystems and aid with the decomposition of organic matter. However, many home materials, including drywall, wallpaper, and carpeting, can turn into food to be broken down by their digestive enzymes. 

Brooklyn mold remediation technicians at SERVPRO have the equipment necessary to turn a home around after microbial growth has infiltrated a residence. The crew can do everything, from inspection and cost estimates to rebuilding and odor control. This comprehensive service ensures that properties and occupants get high-quality professional results that adhere to restoration industry standards. 

What to Look for in a Professional Mold Remediation Company

Homeowners seeking out effective local mold restoration companies should look for the following qualities: 

  • Does the company promise "mold removal" or mold remediation? This distinction might not seem significant, but total mold removal is impossible. Meanwhile, microbial remediation tackles moisture and other causes for mold spread and the spores themselves.
  • Does the company ensure improved indoor air quality? Professional restorers like SERVPRO often use HEPA filter air scrubbers and negative air machines to control the travel of spores and ensure that technicians can remove more of them with ease. A mold restoration company should strive to clean a home's air and other damages related to microbes.
  • Does the company provide copies of cost estimates and cleanup plans? These documents are crucial for any insurance claims that a homeowner might file, but they also provide a basis for transparency and accountability.

SERVPRO does all of this and more for homeowners, no matter when disaster strikes. 

Around-The-Clock Emergency Mold Cleanup Services for Homes 

Extensively-trained SERVPRO crews deploy effective restoration tools 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is also available over holidays and weekends to ensure that homes receive the care needed to minimize damage and maximize repair potential for structures and contents when feasible. 

Mold is typically a secondary disaster that usually stems from water damage. One of the most crucial steps to remediation is understanding how moisture enables mold and how easily microbes can spread in the right environment.

  • Mold can come in from anywhere, as it exists indoors and outdoors. Even pets or residents can bring it home unintentionally. It can then settle on other surfaces and start proliferating in earnest under the right conditions, which often begin with water damage.
  • Water saturation from pipe leaks, floods, or fire suppression starts within minutes for most surfaces in a given home. Porous and organic materials like sheetrock, insulation, and wood are among the most vulnerable items enabling mold growth.
  • Moisture can start spreading in as little as 24 to 48 hours after water damage starts and typically begins behind walls and other surfaces. It can become a more severe issue of contamination that can heavily damage structural materials and belongings within a week or more after damage occurs.

SERVPRO restoration services for microbes include moisture mitigation, sanitation with EPA-registered biocides, demolition of unsalvageable materials, odor removal with commercial-grade foggers, and build-back services like drywall and carpet installation.

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands is only a phone call away from performing restoration that can seem "Like it never even happened." Contact the team at (718) 381-3271 to start inspection and cleanup within a few hours of an initial call.

SERVPRO Offers Fast Water Damage Restoration in Brooklyn

3/21/2023 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet Call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands at (718) 381-3271 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

Brooklyn Entrepreneurs Trust SERVPRO with Water Damage Restoration 

Water damage can lead to significant business interruptions, resulting in lost revenue, customer dissatisfaction, and damage to the business's reputation. Thankfully, professional restorers like SERVPRO can help in the water damage restoration of your Brooklyn commercial space. 

One of the main advantages of hiring professionals like SERVPRO for water damage restoration of your Brooklyn commercial property is the reduced downtime during the repair. Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment, our IICRC-certified technicians can accelerate the restoration process so you can keep serving your customers. 

Extracting Water During Commercial Flood Restoration 

Water extraction is crucial in restoring water damage to your commercial property. The more water SERVPRO techs can remove using extraction equipment, the less time they need to evaporate and dehumidify it with drying equipment. 

SERVPRO techs use several types of extracting equipment and tools to remove accumulated water. Some of the equipment we use include:

  • Extraction units: SERVPRO techs use portable and truck-mounted extraction units to remove standing water. While portable water extractors are flexible and can be taken to almost any area of the structure, truck-mounted extractors are very powerful. 
  • Light wands: It is appropriate for the initial water removal and extracting water from the glue-down carpet. It is also effective in removing residual water on the surface of carpets after a stationary tool has been used. 
  • Pumps: If large volumes of water need to be removed from a commercial building, SERVPRO techs often use different types of pumps. Our most common pumps include self-priming trash, submersible, and high-pressure pumps. 

Choosing the Right Pump

SERVPRO techs use various factors to determine which pump to use during water removal. Some of the factors we consider include the following:

  • The volume of water present
  • Height of the discharge head
  • Distance through which water needs to be transported
  • Availability of power 

Call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands at (718) 381-3271 we will restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Water Mitigation in Brooklyn Happens Fast with SERVPRO

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Saves Time and Money in Water Mitigation of Brooklyn Homes

Water damage from a storm can be a devastating experience, leaving homeowners with flooded homes, damaged personal belongings, and uncertain about what to do next. Water mitigation of your Brooklyn home is a complex process that requires careful planning.  

SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified techs use a multi-step process during the water mitigation of your Brooklyn home. The first step is removing the standing water, then drying the property to limit the extent of the damage. SERVPRO techs manipulate the temperature and humidity of the air to speed up the drying process. 

The Role of Dehumidifiers in Water Restoration 

Dehumidifiers play a crucial role in the water damage restoration process as they help to remove moisture from the air and speed up the drying process. In the aftermath of a storm, excess moisture in the air further damages the property and its contents. SERVPRO techs use strategically placed dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity of the air during the restoration process. 

SERVPRO techs use the following two types of dehumidifying equipment:

  • Refrigerant dehumidifiers: They draw in moist air and pass it over refrigerant coils, which cool the air and condense the moisture into the water, which is then collected and removed.
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers: When the temperature is low (below 500F), SERVPRO techs use desiccant dehumidifiers that pass moist air over special material like silica gel that attracts and captures water molecules. 

Heating and Cooling Equipment in Flood Restoration  

The temperature of a water-damaged home must be controlled to ensure proper drying. SERVPRO techs use indirect-fired furnaces and portable electric heaters to control the air temperature. Techs use direct expansion (DX) units for more significant projects that combine temperature and humidity control in one piece of equipment.   

Call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, at (718) 381-3271 for fast and efficient service.

Fire Restoration in Brooklyn- Content Cleaning with SERVPRO

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Smoke Coming Under Door Having an issue with fire damage in your property. Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

Dealing with Fire Damage in Brooklyn Properties

Home fires leave a real mess not only within the structure but also in your contents. While some fire incidents are a total loss, sometimes they are smaller in scale, causing partial damage. However, significant smoke/soot damage is typical in almost all incidents, requiring meticulous cleaning. When dealing with smoke damage, always seek professional assistance from a company such as SERVPRO to determine what can be salvaged and restored to preloss conditions.  

Fire restoration in Brooklyn properties may seem daunting at first. SERVPRO crews do everything possible to reduce your stress and workload. While it is generally easy to tell smoke damage in the part of the house where the fire was contained, smoke tends to drift from room to room, leaving residues in areas not even close to the fire source. Our crews thoroughly inspect and test for smoke residues to identify the affected items and locations to determine the restoration methods necessary to bring your life back to normalcy.

Signs of smoke damage:

  • Soot streaks
  • Black dusty residues
  • Discolored paint

Content Cleaning After Smoke Damage

Using specialized products and tools, SERVPRO crews tailor a cleaning approach for each item, depending on its condition, the material composition, and the scope of the damage. We also perform deodorization services to eliminate the persistent smoky smell. Sometimes there might be a need for offsite content restoration, such as when the structural repair is in progress. In such a case, we can pack, restore, and store them until home repairs are finished. Smoke-damaged clothing should be cleaned immediately. Since many clothing items are manufactured with synthetic fibers, smoke-odor molecules and particles can bond with fabrics if cleaned slowly.

Considerations when cleaning and deodorizing clothing:

  • Remove clothes from metal hangers as smoke residues cause hangers to oxidize, staining clothing
  • Blow out garments using compressed air to evaporate odor molecules and blow off smoke particles
  • Spray garments with a solvent-based odor counteractant to minimize the effects of smoke odor

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands aims to exceed your expectations and minimize any disruption in your life while performing fire restoration. Call us at (718) 381-3271. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Problems Water Mitigation Prevents in Brooklyn Properties

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

water on Wood Floor Don't let water damage take over your property, Call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands at (718) 381-3271.

SERVPRO Offers Brooklyn Homeowners Fitting Water Repairs

If you could anticipate water leaks, you can take preventive actions such as turning off water mains or moving valuables away from the exposed areas. However, since such incidents happen unexpectedly, you must deal with the consequences. However, you can do something to limit the destructiveness of an incident. Perfectly executed water mitigation can change the course of an incident.

Water mitigation at your Brooklyn home should help minimize the inconveniences you face or the restoration cost. You are at an advantage if you seek help from a professional team like SERVPRO since we are well-equipped and have significant experience dealing with such incidents, so it is easier to anticipate the problems that might arise.  

Common Issues Triggered by Moisture:

  • Warping, rotting and rusting
  • Mold development
  • Odors
  • Stains

The problems usually take time to develop fully, which is why mitigation is effective. The timeline varies for each issue, so perfect timing is crucial to get the desired results. Severe physical changes like warping, rot, and mold take the longest to reach irreversible stages. Our SERVPRO technicians can initiate timely moisture control and other intervention steps. If you have a hardwood floor, we extract any standing water and use specialized equipment, such as drying mats, to remove the moisture trapped beneath the boards. If we notice swelling, we anticipate buckling and cupping so we can pull some boards to create room for the remaining boards to swell without changing shape.

Vexing Problems

Some of the issues moisture causes may not be very disruptive, but they are annoying. For instance, your favorite couch still serves the main purpose even after staining since nothing prevents you from sitting on it. However, it becomes an eyesore, so you may be forced to remove it or change the covering material. Odors also fall in the vexing category since you might ignore them and continue staying in the home, albeit less comfortably. Preventing these problems from developing or anticipating and thus resolving them in time is ideal.

Solutions to Counter Stains:

  • Enzyme digestion
  • Bleaching
  • Oxidizing
  • Removal with strong acids

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, has the resources you need to execute water mitigation successfully. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. (718) 381-3271.

Faulty HVAC Systems Causing Mold Damage in Brooklyn

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

mold ducts in crawlspace Maintaining HVAC systems can help prevent mold infestations. If you need remediation--Call SERVPRO--"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Specialists Can Help

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units are essential to the home. These systems keep us warm in winter and cool in the summer by circulating air throughout the house via ducts and vents. However, they can also be prone to malfunction leading to problems that affect the entire property. Mechanical issues that lead to dampness and mold can affect older HVAC systems, and as air circulates, it can distribute unpleasant odors or spores into the rooms of your house.


  • HVAC inspections
  • Mold assessments
  • Mold remediation
  • Controlled demolition

Common signs of mold damage in your Brooklyn home can include musty odors and poor indoor air quality. If the problem is related to your HVAC system, you might find damp spots, mold growth, or water leaks around ducts, mechanics, and vents. Reaching out to professional remediation services can help limit mold infestation's impact on your everyday life. Our certified technicians can inspect the interior and exterior of your home to find the source of a microbial infestation and provide related cleaning or remediation services.

When microbial infestation is related to air conditioning units, it is often necessary to enlist subcontractors to fix the system's mechanical parts. SERVPRO technicians can arrange and engage with these specialists during the restoration to ensure you only have to deal with one point of contact throughout remediation. While the mechanical aspects are being repaired, our technicians can remediate the property by disassembling some or all of the air conditioning system to allow interior duct cleaning, vent replacement, and fumigation.

Techniques for remediating ducts

  • Anti-microbial chemicals can be distributed into ducts directly using fogging equipment and fans to push solvents into the system.
  • Return and supply side vents are usually removed and replaced to control the infestation.
  • Drill saws create access points into ducts that can later be resealed to a professional standard using sheet metals.

If you notice the symptoms of microbial infestation, contact SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, for mold damage remediation at (718) 381-3271.

Restore Your Hotel with Commercial Water Mitigation Services in Brooklyn

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Mitigation Brooklyn is Faster with SERVPRO

Any business can sustain water damage, but those with increased risk are typically in high-rises in the health and hospitality services industries. Understanding the risks and safeguarding your interests with mitigation measures is crucial.

Performing prompt commercial water mitigation in your Brooklyn hotel is vital because you need to resume business operations. Canceling bookings can impact your revenue. SERVPRO can help you repair your hotel quickly to prevent revenue stream loss.

Water damage to a hotel property can cause issues like ruined flooring. Water can damage floors like tiles, vinyl, wood floors, and the subfloor beneath carpets. It is costly to replace such materials. Walls made of porous materials like drywall can also sustain damage. It may be necessary to repair or replace the bottom section of water-damaged drywall. SERVPRO provides water mitigation services for hotels consisting of all services required to restore them to pre-event condition, including the following:

  • Inspection and assessment 
  • Water extraction
  • Dry out 
  • Clean up 
  • Building repair 

SERVPRO’s inspection services involve using equipment like thermal imaging cameras to determine which areas have moisture. We can also determine which restoration procedures are necessary to repair the affected structures and contents.

Water extraction is an essential step in eliminating moisture from your property. We use extraction equipment like electric submersible pumps to remove water from floors. The more water we extract, the less time we spend evaporating and dehumidifying the remaining moisture with drying equipment.

Our SERVPRO team can dry your hotel fast to reduce moisture levels. We can use air movers to enhance evaporation at the surface level. Our technicians can also use powerful dehumidifiers to draw moisture from floors and walls to prevent structural problems, bacteria, or mold infestation.

The last step of water damage restoration is to rebuild or repair walls, floors, ceilings, or other affected areas. This can make your hotel appear as it did before the damage. 

You can count on SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, for affordable and effective commercial water mitigation services. Call us at (718) 381-3271 to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO can Restore Your Mill Basin Home After Storm Flood Damage

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Get Pros to Handle Storm Flood Damage in Mill Basin

Storms pose some significant threats to homeowners in the Mid-Atlantic region. They can come in the form of hail that penetrates the roof to gale-force winds that blow against the windows, largely impacting homes. Other problems linked to storms are electrical shorts, flooding, and debris. 

After the storm has passed, you need someone with the resources and industry-defining expertise to restore your property to preloss condition. SERVPRO provides 24/7 emergency response services for storm flood damage in Mill Basin. When the storm has subsided, some of the steps you should take to ensure the safety of your home are:

  • Checking your house for damages.
  • Reviewing and assessing the damages to give us a better idea of how to perform the restoration.
  • Contacting your insurance provider to avoid the heavy costs coming against your finances. 
  • Preventing further damages by boarding up and tarping damaged windows and roofs.

During our restoration process, our SERVPRO team can assess the damage and use moisture detection tools to see how water traveled throughout the structure. We can use self-priming trash pumps to remove the standing water and mud or sand it brought with it. We classify self-priming trash pumps as full trash, semi-trash, or slurry, mainly based on the size of solids the pumps can pass. Slurry pumps can carry water containing mud or sand, semi-trash pumps can pass solids less than 5/8,” and trash pumps can pass solids up to 1¼″.

SERVPRO’s structural cavity drying equipment comes in handy in drying. It helps us blow in blasts of dry air into the affected area, accelerating the rate of evaporation. This, in turn, makes the drying process faster and more efficient.

Flood damage presents a potential for microbial contamination. Our SERVPRO team can use EPA-registered disinfectants to eliminate microbes on non-porous surfaces. We use methods and quantities that allow the solutions to contact all contaminated surfaces.

Speed and efficiency ensure that your house does not sustain more damage and you do not incur high restoration costs. For such a process, contact SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, at (718) 381-3271. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Restoration in Brooklyn is Better with SERVPRO’s Assistance

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

picture FD, ladders,truck at burning apt. After the fire in Brooklyn, call SERVPRO for cleanup, restoration, build back--"Like it never even happened."

Expertise is Vital for Fire Restoration in Brooklyn Homes

Even a small fire can leave smoke, water, and other types of damage, making it seem impossible to return to your residence. SERVPRO is a reputable fire restoration firm and is always ready to assist homeowners in restoring their homes to preloss conditions.

We are a true project partner regarding fire restoration in Brooklyn homes. Our team can constantly communicate with you so that you remain updated on progress. We can assist you every step of the way with services like:

  • Thorough inspection
  • Debris removal
  • Water mitigation
  • Cleanup
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction

Thorough inspection

The smoke, soot, and water damage linked to a fire can be pervasive. Our SERVPRO crew can evaluate the contents to decide what to discard or restore.

Debris removal

We can collect and discard the debris around your home’s perimeter.

Water mitigation

It’s a relief when firefighters extinguish a fire by pouring water on the flames. However, this results in water damage. Our SERVPRO team can handle water damage by using extractors to remove standing water. We can dry your home thoroughly using air movers and dehumidifiers.


Cleaning the affected homes is the most intensive part of the fire restoration job. It involves manual labor to eliminate soot and smoke from ceilings, walls, personal items, and furniture. Soot is harder to remove when it remains long in a property. Our team can remove the soot efficiently using heavy-duty vacuums.


Getting rid of smoke odors from furniture, fabrics, carpets, and personal belongings is challenging. We can use odor counteracting beads to eliminate lingering smoke smells. These products are made of a specially treated porous material permeated with solvent-based counteractants. When we open the package of beads, the volatile odor counteractants are released and migrate on air currents. Odor counteracting beads give off appealing fragrances to freshen up the areas we are treating.


Our SERVPRO technicians can rebuild the affected areas to return your home to its preloss condition. This can include replacing roofing materials, replacing and painting drywall, replacing internal counters, and replacing flooring materials.

You can count on SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, for affordable and effective commercial water mitigation services. Call us at (718) 381-3271 to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.” 

Expert Water Mitigation Helps Keep Brooklyn Businesses Productive

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Office with water damage Let your local SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands professionals resolve your water damage problems.

Water Mitigation Dries up Soggy Carpet and More

A damp carpet doesn’t seem like that much of a problem until it’s in your Brooklyn office building. Our water mitigation team can help make things professional and neat again. Workers perform more efficiently when their environment contains fewer stressors, including slip and fall risks like wet, rumpled carpeting and slicked-up tile.

We help businesses by eliminating all these risky conditions with water mitigation services tailored to Brooklyn businesses of all kinds. We scale our services to office buildings, clinics, schools, restaurants, factories, and more. Our work helps protect your investment by eliminating the risk associated with the presence of water.

We take water mitigation seriously. Here are some ways that we help rid your property of water and excess humidity:

  • Stand-and-ride water extraction units that allow us to concentrate on high-traffic areas for maximum drying effect,
  • Air movers that bounce air against damp surfaces, allowing us to whisk moisture out and away, and
  • Moisture meters and other moisture detecting equipment help us find hidden moisture.

Extracting water from horizontal surfaces helps immensely, but we can never guarantee that prior removal of water means an area will remain dry. Water moves, and water also looks for dry locations. We also use extraction wands and weighted units to remove moisture when only a small area is affected, and the Injectidry system works wonderfully for wooden floors.

Our air movers look like huge fans, but they are much more. These units can provide us with readings of how high the humidity is of the air passing through them. We can force damp air outside your building when used with disposable plastic sheeting constructed into a tube.

Moisture meters and infrared cameras work to let us know if an area in your business contains dampness. The meters can tell us how damp, and the cameras can tell if temperatures are significantly cooler in inaccessible areas. These reduce the need for invasive and sometimes unnecessary visual inspection of sites that typically contain moisture in similar situations. 

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands is always on standby to help with this or any other disaster that threatens to keep your employees from their peak performance. Call us at (718) 381-3271 for prompt service that you can count on to protect your investment.

Water Cleanup in Mill Basin Leaves Your Home Clean and Protected

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

corner baseboard with mold damage from water The first step to resolving water damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO.

Fight Mold, Rot, and Odors with Water Cleanup

SERVPRO can help clean your Mill Basin home and reduce the risk of secondary damage after a water leak. Secondary water damage is not always the physical kind that requires building repairs or painting. Water cleanup is something that SERVPRO provides that comes with many benefits.

When a Mill Basin home needs water cleanup, we know that in the future, this home is much less likely to need services for mold, additional water damage, or odors. We restore your house to an optimal humidity level by removing all the water and then drying out the affected area. 

Water can bring about so much damage in a home that even elevated amounts of humidity need correcting as quickly as possible. Some things that can adversely happen to your residence if you do not have SERVPRO carry out water cleanup services promptly:

  • Microbial overgrowths and infestations,
  • Dry rot and deterioration of materials, and
  • Foul, stagnant odors that seem to come from ‘somewhere.’

Even slight elevations of dampness can permit microbes like mold and mildew to take over your home. Any place with cellulose becomes a possible harbor. Let us help you in protecting your home from this with our targeted services.

Microbes cause a lot of deterioration because they grow into the materials they infest, breaking them down from the start. Carpeting and other floor coverings are notorious for falling apart when left damp for too long. We can help prevent this, also.

Odors develop in homes that need work focused on water’s presence. These odors happen because of water’s ability to break things down into small enough pieces that they become airborne. Mold can also cause smells from what it destroys or the spores it uses to reproduce. 

None of these situations need to happen inside your property. We can help prevent these and other problems from becoming costly emergencies. Let SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands help protect your home from the potential problems caused by escaped water. Call us for assistance at (718) 381-3271.

Mold Remediation Keeps the Air Clean for Your Workers in Brooklyn

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Mold On Wall Looking for a restoration company? Look no further, SERVPRO is just a call away at (718) 381-3271.

Protect Factory and Workers with Mold Remediation

SERVPRO uses special techniques and equipment to capture airborne mold particles and their spores, and it is why SERVPRO is a trusted provider of mold remediation services in Brooklyn. We use the latest technology to ensure that we perform a thorough remediation job. 

Our training and equipment keep us ahead of any mold remediation job we perform in Brooklyn. While we do everything possible to remove as much mold as possible, it is always more important to establish normal humidity levels in the building. Dust and moisture can clog up electronics filters or cause certain monitoring devices to fail. Many other issues can develop, as well. 

Factories can seem closed in because of the need to protect equipment inside and reduce noise affecting the outside (neighbors). Eliminating mold particles helps protect your business and the workers who come in daily. We help keep microbes from returning by:

  • Decreasing the number present down to normal populations,
  • Clearing out unnecessary sources of cellulose, and
  • Drying up these microbes’ source of moisture.

Mold and mildew are always going to have a presence in your factory. These living organisms reside everywhere on the planet, and in no time, new ones will have entered your factory, either on clothing worn by your workers or blown in the door by the next strong breeze. The widespread nature of mold makes the following two aspects of mold remediation important.

Reducing the amount of cellulose that mold has access to is almost as important as eliminating any leaks inside your factory. While we can dispose of magazines and newspapers, we also need to ensure water is not condensing on pipes or leaking from joints. Mold does not need much water – a little goes a long way toward mold infestations starting.

You can trust SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. We want your factory operations to run smoothly, with as little downtime as possible. Call us at (718) 381-3271 for prompt service.

Various Aspects Considered During Fire Restoration in Mill Basin

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire after math Fire damage restoration for all Mill Basin homes should call SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience for all jobs.

SERVPRO Addresses Fire Damage in Mill Basin Conveniently

Any device that produces heat runs the risk of creating a fire. Therefore, portable space heaters, electric blankets, and similar appliances placed too close to flammable materials, such as fabrics, can trigger significant property damage. Equally, heaters that require fuels, such as kerosene, are a risk if not properly maintained or left unattended. Since prevention may not always work, you can rely on fire damage restoration to help reverse the destruction from fire returning your Mill Basin home to its preloss conditions.

Fire restoration in your Mill Basin home involves debris, soot, and odor removal from the structure. Contents cleaning and safe disposal of hazardous chemicals such as lead and asbestos are also essential. SERVPRO has the tools necessary to restore your home safely and efficiently, from the initial site inspection and insurance claim assistance to cleaning up and repairing damages.

Fire restoration can be categorized as

  • Property protection through board-ups
  • Demolition to remove destroyed materials
  • Reconstruction and installation of new materials

Restoring a property after a fire takes several steps, starting with preventative measures to avoid further damages. Heat can cause a surprising amount of damage to your house, including shattering glass windows. Before repairs, a property board-up is necessary to protect your home from weather elements and vandalism.

Contents cleaning and restoration 

During fire damage cleanup, SERVPRO technicians consider different aspects of achieving the desired results. Our crews select a particular cleaning method for each item after examining the nature of the fire which caused the damage. The main difference is whether there is powder residue from burning natural substances such as wood and paper. If so, we utilize dry vacuuming as part of our cleaning procedure.

Challenges during restoration

  • Significant deterioration of load-bearing supports
  • Limited access to soiled areas
  • The nature of the materials affected by a fire

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands conducts a full inspection, thus improving fire restoration processes for any incident. Call us at (718) 381-3271. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Rapid Flood Damage Restoration in Brooklyn Stops Secondary Damage

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Quick Flood Cleanup in Brooklyn Homes

When your Brooklyn house becomes inundated with floodwater, you may think that everything in your home is soaked and damaged beyond use. After such a massive water invasion, you may consider performing flood damage cleanup yourself. Although there are things you could do to minimize the damage, you should not carry out the actual cleanup alone since you may expose yourself to various risks.

Professional flood damage restorers in Brooklyn can successfully handle the disaster caused by flooding because they have received exclusive training and are well equipped, thus completing cleaning and drying faster. The invading water can hide all sorts of dangerous debris, mostly if the water is muddy. It can also affect the electrical system throughout your home as some may be below the water line. SERVPRO dispatches restoration technicians to your home once you reach out to us. We temporarily patch holes on the roof or other house areas if it is still raining.

Some measures to help restore your home

  • Expediting water extraction
  • Mapping moisture migration
  • Dehumidification
  • Flood cleanup, disinfection, and deodorization

Upholstery cleaning 

When floodwaters are high, upholstered furniture often becomes too soggy to be saved. The floodwaters contain ample amounts of microbes like bacteria which are absorbed into the upholstery, leaving it crawling with pathogens or developing mold. The situation is different if a small amount of clean water has found its way into your upholstered furniture since there is a chance it can be saved. SERVPRO can help restore your upholstered furniture if only affected by a small amount of clean water or when the monetary or sentimental value of the pieces is substantial.

Necessary steps for furniture restoration 

  • Stripping down covers
  • Replacing springs or webbing
  • Cleaning and drying the structural frames

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands reliably handles flood damage restoring your home to its preloss state. Call us at (718) 381-3271. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Prompt and Reliable Water Removal in Brooklyn Homes by SERVPRO

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO here to help sign Water removal for your Brooklyn home is no easy task. Call SERVPFRO for fast and immediate service.

Actions Water Damage Cleanup in Your Brooklyn Home

When your home suffers water damage, it may be hard for you to locate all the affected areas. Undetected and unattended moisture continues to wreak havoc in your Brooklyn home. You may not understand which areas require extra work even when you know where the damage is. Therefore, opting for professional water removal helps you access appropriate information on the condition of your home. An expert helps reveal the seriousness of the damage and how to treat it.

The amount of water and the size of the area impacted by the intrusion plays an essential role during the water removal process at a Brooklyn home. Knowing that water damage causes a devastating setback to homes and even the smallest amount can wreak havoc on your house, SERVPRO strives to respond quickly. We do everything it takes to mitigate the damage and restore your home with minimal disruption. 

Materials that may trap hidden moisture

  • Underlay
  • Subflooring
  • Baseboards
  • Insulation    

The water removal challenge

Water removal is particularly challenging when the leak point is enclosed or the moisture migration spreads to such areas. Identifying where there is a problem and reaching the hidden moisture are two crucial steps, yet it is difficult to tackle them without sophisticated equipment. SERVPRO invests in simple and sophisticated equipment to help resolve any issues related to moisture intrusion. For example, thermal cameras help reveal whether moisture is trapped within subfloors or areas enclosed with drywall panels.

Helpful actions against hidden moisture

  • Drilling weep holes
  • Ventilating cavities with warm, dry air
  • Specialized extraction with drying mats

Water can be trapped within a space or absorbed into porous materials. You must drain trapped water before pursuing other restoration solutions such as drying. Our SERVPRO teams can drill weep holes into walls or ceilings to release the water trapped within the cavities. Such holes can also force dry air into the area during drying. If we discover moisture trapped beneath tiles, drying mats help facilitate extractions.

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands offer the prompt services your property requires to resolve any water intrusion-related problem "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (718) 381-3271.

Properly Performed Water Mitigation Keeps Brooklyn Businesses Afloat

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Office SERVPRO of Mill Basin understands how important your business is. Let us help you out.

Expert Water Mitigators Repair Business’ Interiors

Each day your Brooklyn business keeps its doors closed because a broken water line increases your losses. SERVPRO’s water mitigation team is always ready for such emergencies. Our rapid response, state-of-the-art machinery, and trained use of internationally accepted methods help local businesses continue operations and reduce the effects of unexpected crises.

Brooklyn water mitigation, when performed correctly, can save a business from succumbing to the effects of a water-related disaster. Our WRT (Water Damage Restoration) technician works with our ASD (Applied Structural Drying) technician to reduce waste while providing tailored services to local businesses. We want you to stay open, but if a closure is required, we want this to end as soon as possible.

We do everything possible to help you and your employees continue serving the public with both services and goods:

  • Move inventory from an area with water to a dry, unaffected area,
  • Work with certified electricians to ensure that any systems remain hazard-free, and
  • Repair the cause of the leak.

Once we finish these tasks, we then begin working on performing cutaways of any damaged and irrecoverable wall, floor, and ceiling materials. We do these, so repairing such locations require the least amount of drywall, cement, grout, tile, wood, and other components. 

Water mitigation of your business also requires inspection of your flooring. We want to minimize any curling, warping, peeling, or other changes that can worsen and become permanent. Our ASD technician ensures that drying takes place in a manner that eliminates or at least reduces costly damage. Damaged components in your business bring about costs in two ways – required repairs and the time involved in making those repairs. Drying that reduces damaged areas subsequently lowers the entire cost involved.

We want your business to look and feel “Like it never even happened.” You can call SERVPRO of Mill Basin at (718) 381-3271 for expert water mitigation services, day or night, year-round.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation Services in Brooklyn

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration Mildew Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands (718) 381-3271 to help with mold restoration to your property.

Does SERVPRO Restrict the Migration of Mold During Mold Remediation of Brooklyn Homes?

Mold spores are everywhere; however, they need moisture and a food source to develop into a mold infestation in a Brooklyn home. Moisture sources are widespread, including plumbing leaks, condensation on cold water pipes, condensation from AC units, and high humidity from poorly vented bathroom showers. Humidity levels above 45% are great sources of moisture for mold to make an appearance.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation services to Brooklyn homeowners and the surrounding areas. We inspect the building for mold, the size of the infestation, and potential damage to the structure. Mold colonies allowed to grow over longer periods can penetrate drywall, wood products, and other porous materials. Taking immediate action as soon as you notice mold or smell a musty odor can reduce the damage compared to waiting to see if it will disappear on its own.

We are obligated to follow local and state laws based on the size of the affected area. Large areas require specific inspections and documentation protocols. Our team can review the site and advise on how to proceed based on the local bylaws and state requirements.

It is essential to immediately address the source of the moisture or high humidity. Otherwise, mold will reappear again and again. SERVPRO also takes steps to contain the specific area to prevent mold contamination from spreading to other areas of the home. We install plastic barriers and create negative pressure spaces to prevent mold spores from entering other house areas. All damaged material is bagged in place before removal for disposal.

SERVPRO provides the following services to our clients during mold remediation:

  • Mold inspections and guidance meeting local and state requirements
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Attic mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation

Call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands for mold damage remediation services. We cover Brooklyn and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (718) 381-3271.

For Flood Removal in Your Mill Basin Property Call SERVPRO

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Extracting Water After Flood Damage in Mill Basin Homes

A crucial task during the restoration of flood damage to your Mill Basin home is to get rid of that pooled water. Floodwater after a storm is always contaminated, and it is critical to remove it as quickly and safely as possible to prevent any long-lasting issues. 

Consequently, SERVPRO techs prioritize water extraction during the cleanup of flood damage in your Mill Basin home. The flood restoration experts use special water extraction equipment for this essential step. The type of the extraction equipment SERVPRO techs use depends on several factors, including:

  • Depth of water that needs extraction
  • Availability of power
  • Distance of water damage within the structure
  • Size and type of debris present in the floodwater

Pumps for Water Extraction During Flood Restoration

Centrifugal pumps that convert rotational energy from a motor to move water are most commonly used to extract water from your flooded Mill Basin home. SERVPRO techs use several types of pumps for extraction, but the most popular ones are self-priming trash pumps and submersible pumps.

While most portable pumps work on electricity, some of the bigger ones, especially trash pumps that SERVPRO uses, are gas or diesel-powered. The trash pumps are ideal for cleaning up a flooded home with floating debris and silt in the floodwater. These pumps don’t provide much lift and are hence not usable in removing water from flooded basements.

SERVPRO techs also use submersible pumps during water cleanup. Due to the smaller size of the pumps, they are ideal for removing water in occupied spaces. The submersible pumps also offer significantly higher lifts, making them ideal for flooded basements.

Call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands at (718) 381-3271 for a fast, safe, and efficient service.  

Fire Damage Restoration in Flatlands Is Fast with SERVPRO

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

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Can SERVPRO Dislodge Soils After Fire Damage in Flatlands Homes?

A fire damage incident in your Flatlands home invariably results in the accumulation of smoke and soot particles on various surfaces. The soils are difficult to remove, and they can also cause irreparable damage to various surfaces.

SERVPRO techs use various techniques to dislodge smoke and soot particles after fire damage to your Flatlands homes. One of the most effective methods to do the job is applying mechanical agitation. Depending on the type, nature, and amount of the residue present, SERVPRO’s fire restoration experts use various degrees of agitation. While lighter, drier smoke damage residues can be cleaned off using cleaning sponges or brushes, heavier residues need more abrasion.

How do the Pros Remove Heavy Smoke Residues from Fire Damaged Homes?

Removing heavy and oily residues from your fire-damaged Flatlands home can be challenging for the restorers. SERVPRO techs use several tools that provide heavy agitation to eliminate such residues. Some examples include:

  • Sandpapers and Steel wool: SERVPRO techs use them to dislodge heavy soils that have bonded strongly with the surface. These come in various grades that offer a varying amount of abrasion.
  • Roto Pads: The rotating pads of this device provide a strong agitation force and can dislodge sticky residues and even be used to buff and polish surfaces after cleaning.
  • Blast Cleaning: Involves using compressed air or rotary blasting equipment to blast some media against the soiled surface. Examples of blast media that SERVPRO uses in house fire cleanup include baking soda, dry ice, and ground corn cobs.

If you need more information about how SERVPRO can help you in your time of need, call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands at (718) 381-3271.   

Mill Basin Homeowners Turn to SERVPRO After Water Damage

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Optimizing Dehumidification After Water Damage to Mill Basin Homes

Dehumidification is one of the most essential steps in water damage restoration of Mill Basin homes. Restorers use dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity of the air and create favorable drying conditions within the drying zones. 

SERVPRO techs ensure that all the moisture evaporating off wet materials gets dehumidified during water damage restoration of Mill Basin homes. Hence, the restorers must install a sufficient number of dehumidifying equipment at the correct locations to get the best possible results. Once the SERVPRO water restoration techs arrive at the site, they calculate how many pints per day (PPD) of water must be removed within 24 hours. After careful consideration of the conditions, the techs decide what type and number of dehumidifiers they need to use.  

Considerations While Placing Dehumidifiers During Water Cleanup

Simply placing a dehumidifier somewhere in the drying zone can start the dehumidification process. However, it is vital to strategically place several of them throughout your water-damaged Mill Basin home to get the best possible results. Some considerations while placing dehumidifiers include:

  • Ideally, SERVPRO techs place at least one dehumidifier in the room where water intrusion 
  • Techs place dehumidifiers such that their exhaust can be directed toward wet materials.
  • The techs let the units run non-stop until they achieve the set drying goal.

A combination of state-of-the-art commercial dehumidifiers and their strategic placement can reduce the drying times to 12 to 36 hours, depending on the water damage situation.

If you need more information on water damage restoration due to burst pipes and ceiling leaks, call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands at (718) 381-3271.    

The Progression of Mold Damage in Mill Basin Homes

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold Remediation Begins with Knowing Microbial Movement in Mill Basin Properties

It is crucial to understand the behavior of mold as it moves and influences materials and contents throughout a property. As widespread as these threats can become, careful inspection of the damage shows where specific types of remediation are needed like:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Sanding
  • Demolition

Hosting Materials

Mold damage restoration in Mill Basin homes and businesses targets the hosting materials almost exclusively. Not all materials are impacted by the presence of mold colonies, however. Organic matter is necessary to become the food source these organisms require to grow and continue spreading throughout the structure. This makes elements like drywall, wood, and other organic building materials common hosts.

Airborne Spores

Mold can travel quickly through open spaces, so structural openings must be managed through containment promptly to prevent a greater infestation of microbial damage. Colonies rely on new hosting materials to continue feeding and growing the organism.

HVAC Pathways

The HVAC system in your home connects all the rooms to a central point. As intakes pull in mold spores and active microbes, colonies can begin to form on the walls of the ducts utilized in distributing warm and cool air through the property. In addition to microbial development within the HVAC system, spores can use these pathways to travel to new rooms and continue spreading damage.

Migration of Moist Conditions

The movement of moisture and damp areas can also influence the production and distribution of mold organisms throughout the property. Spores can utilize moist sites of the house in as little as 48 hours to develop active colonies. Hence, as moisture moves unresolved through the structure, it allows the possibility of further mold damage to occur.

When mold damage impacts your home, we have experienced AMRT-Certified professionals to help. Give our SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands team a call now at (718) 381-3271.

Professional Water Restoration Is Best for Flatlands Warehouses

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Several Factors Make SERVPRO a Wise Choice for Flatlands Water Restoration

Water damage is destructive and rapidly spreading. In production facilities, professional restoration is often necessary after:

  • Burst pipes
  • Leaks
  • Sprinkler system malfunctions
  • Flooding

Faster to Disasters

Among the chief reasons to consider professional water restoration for Flatlands production facilities and warehouses is the pace of our response. We have shown that we live up to our motto, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, including large loss emergencies like burst pipes in commercial structures of the county.

Established Drying Goals

It is important to understand how long restoration and recovery efforts will occur. Downtime can be costly with a production facility like a warehouse or manufacturing plant. We set firm restoration goals and drying timelines to give the property manager a better idea of when work can resume, and production returns to normal.

Thorough Evaporative Drying

Drying is one of the key elements of every water restoration situation that our experienced professionals help with and one that should not be taken lightly. We not only have hundreds of drying tools to begin thorough and widespread evaporation of moist materials, but we can also check the progress of these units with thermal imagery and hygrometers to ensure a complete drying process.

Multi-Faceted Experience

Another unique benefit of choosing SERVPRO for the restoration and recovery of your business needs is the extensive experience we bring to the equation. We provide knowledgeable water restoration professionals, but we can also help in several other areas ranging from cleaning and drying to reconstruction. Some of the certifications include:

  • CCT – Carpet Cleaning
  • ASD – Applied Structural Drying
  • CDS – Commercial Drying
  • OCT – Odor Control
  • AMRT – Applied Mold Remediation

There are several advantages of pursuing credible and experienced restoration assistance after disasters to your Flatlands manufacturing facilities. Our SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands team can help with powerful mitigative strategies to protect the structure as much as possible during emergencies. Call us now at (718) 381-3271.  

Safety Hazards of Flood Damage in Mill Basin Basements

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Finished Basements of Mill Basin Properties Are Heavily Damaged by Flooding

Your home's finished basement can be as susceptible to flooding as any other property in the area, so it is necessary to know what to expect. Unsafe conditions after floods can include:

  • Standing water
  • Shock hazards
  • Infestation
  • Contamination and pathogenic threats
  • Structural weakness

Structural Damages

Perhaps one of the most considerable safety concerns after flood damage in Mill Basin homes is the direct impact on structural integrity. Sagging or damaged building elements is a hazard, so our team works fast to implement controlled demolition practices to help.

Utility Concerns

Moisture and electricity do not mix, and you cannot rely on standing water to short out a live power supply. When shock threats could exist, it is crucial to proceed with caution. Similarly, harm to elements like the gas or water lines could add another layer of damage as cleanup and restoration continues.

Contaminants and Debris

Health threats are also directly linked to possible contaminants and solids brought in with the intruding floodwater. Natural flooding is typically considered a category three loss, making it a biohazard cleanup incident because of the unknown variables and likelihood of exposure to decaying organic matter, sewage, and chemicals.

Standing Water and Mold

Another concern for the property and the well-being of those exposed is any standing water in the structure. Water can hide many dangers, especially infestation concerns or live animals that could be brought in with the powerful rush. In addition, this lingering moisture can make it hard to prevent mold and microbial development. As the structure gets cleaned, repaired, and dried, mold damage must also be addressed.

There are multiple pressing safety concerns after flooding damages homes in the area. Infiltrating floodwater poses immediate challenges for restoration and recovery and can cause house occupants to be displaced. The fast response of our SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands team to help begins with a phone call to (718) 381-3271. 

Water Damage Management Services Are Within Reach in Mill Basin

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Emergency Water Services Aid in Damage Mitigation for Mill Basin Property Owners

When a water emergency occurs in a Mill Basin home, the homeowner may receive multiple recommendations for the next steps. Some may include do-it-yourself solutions, while others recommend specific people to come to your aid. Taking pause and finding the right group of professionals is the best first step to handling the situation. Although time is of the essence, finding the right resources can help minimize your loss and set the stage for an efficient water restoration process.

In Mill Basin, a search for water damage restoration professionals will lead you to SERVPRO and our certified team of experts. Our focus on the building blocks of a successful water remediation guides us when deciding how to remove water, dry your home and assist in any specialty drying techniques necessary to preserve your belongings. SERVPRO’s deliberate approach and proven track record help return your life to normal and prevent secondary water damage.

Aside from bringing in air movers, pumps, and dehumidifiers to help remove water and control humidity, our SERVPRO team may recommend other actions to protect your home. For example, we may suggest controlled demolition, which entails targeted demolition to some walls and structural elements. This approach also involves some of the following-

  • Making flood cuts to improve air circulation
  • Cutting drywall and replacing it
  • Removal and/or replacement of toe-kicks and cabinets to eliminate water deposits and help dry the home

Water mitigation services are multi-pronged and need a comprehensive approach to be effective. SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands is ready to help as soon as you call us at (718) 381-3271. Like you, our team’s goal is to bring in the latest water restoration equipment and techniques until your water-damaged home looks and feels “Like it never even happened.”

Steps to Restore a Mill Basin Home After Fire Damage

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Kitchen Fires in Mill Basin Require Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Remediation

Even a seemingly minor kitchen fire in a Mill Basin home can cause extensive damage. Fire residue is typically visible, but even the intangible effects of smoke damage can cause significant problems for homeowners. A thorough inspection of the damage along walls, cabinets, ventilation ducts, and other surfaces determines the correct steps to return your home to mint condition. Having the right team at your side to help you establish an action plan is the best investment a homeowner can make in a time of need.

In Mill Basin, the fire damage restoration team ready to help you around the clock is a phone call away at SERVPRO. Our certified technicians hold the knowledge necessary to understand how the fire and soot spread and traveled through the home, which helps determine how to eliminate its traces. Kitchen fires specifically create a protein-based sticky residue that requires specific cleaning solutions to destroy it. Matching cleaning agents with the type of residue helps loosen it and speed up the process of emulsion as needed.

Our SERVPRO technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and know how to match products with residue. Among their arsenal of cleaning methods, they may use the following-

  • Abrasive cleaning solutions that can help loosen the residue in tougher jobs
  • Oil-based solutions to help separate the residue from the surface
  • Some smaller items may be subject to immersion in cleaning solutions to help loosen the residue more efficiently

Regardless of how big or small your kitchen fire is, SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands is ready to help. Our team of experts has the equipment, expertise, and techniques to successfully address the various layers of fire damage as we seek to mitigate your damage. Call us at (718) 381-3271 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”


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