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Water damage to commercial office building

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Faulty Sump pump in Buffalo business A faulty sump pump can cause your business many issues, give SERVPRO a call today.

When a sump pump fails in your business it can be devastating to your day to day operations. It can cause a decrease in sales, production and cause hazards for your employees in the work environment. some jobs are just to big to handle on your own, if this happens give SERVPRO of BUffalo/Tonawanda a call we can handle any commercial job. From small drain clean up, to broken or frozen pipes and faulty sump pumps. Let SERVPRO make it like it never happen. Give our offices a call and will can help in almost any situations and get your business back up and running. No one likes to loss money so when your business experiences a water loss give us a call our 24/7 service is always here to help. Call us today for your free estimate an consultation. We have many locations to serve our community.

SERVPRO Can Help Clean Your Business

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers dry a commercial business floor No mess is too big for SERVPRO

While SERVPRO specializes in fire and water restoration, we also offer many other services including commercial cleaning. Sometimes your business needs a good cleaning, beyond the usual cleanup. Unknown odors, stained carpets, and dust buildup are all problems SERVPRO is equipped to deal with. Our trained teams and custom equipment can help remove odors, deep clean carpets, flooring and much more. SERVPRO responds promptly and will make your workplace look its very best! Our crew is well equipped to handle a commercial cleaning of any size, big or small!

Other services include:

  • Air ducts and HVAC - Drapes and Blinds
  • Biohazard Cleanup - Odor Removal
  • Carpet and Upholstery - Sewage
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls - Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO professionals have the expertise to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Prevent Frozen Pipes at your Business

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

A pipe covered in ice Don't let frozen pipes slow down your business

The weather has been chillingly cold lately. It’s seasons like this winter that we must be proactive about preventing frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can be disastrous for your business and can bring the whole building to a standstill. Frozen pipes will rupture from the pressure buildup due to the ice blockage. It’s most important to check the insulation around your business, including attics, basements, and crawl spaces. An insulated building will keep the water in the pipes at a consistent temperature. Next, keep the thermostat the same temperature night and day. During extreme weather, drip water from your faucets, to keep water circulating. Make sure you have a backup source of power or heat to keep temperatures above freezing. These tips should help prevent water from freezing within your pipes during these cold months. If the worst does occur however, SERVPRO is actively ready to help clean up the mess and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Can Restore Damaged Belongings

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

A home on fire SERVPRO can restore belongings from fire, water, or mold

Water and fire damage can damage much more than your home or businesses structure. It also can damage your belongings. SERVPRO is equipped to help restore your objects and contents that are damaged by water and fire. Restoration can save you money in the long run, rather than replacing everything that has been damaged. Some objects can’t be replaced and we at SERVPRO understand this. That is why we take great care to restore and clean. Our team can quickly move-out your objects from the fire or water, to our facility where they will be properly handled. Here, our specialized team decides the best method to restore each individual item and then cleans it. All objects are neatly wrapped in plastic and stored until the building restoration is complete. SERVPRO is well equipped to handle any type of object and restore it “Like it never even happened”.

Common Causes of Home Fires

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

A house on fire. It takes less than 5 minutes for an entire house to be engulfed in flames.

A disastrous house fire can start easily by misuse of heating equipment and household appliances. Here are some common causes of house fires and how to reduce risk.

  1. Although candles make a room smell good, they should never be left unattended. Always blow out a candle when leaving a room. Keep flammable objects away from the candle to avoid spreading the flame.
  2. Heating Equipment. Keep all objects clear of your heaters and vents. Curtains, blankets, and laundry can easily catch fire if they are too close.
  3. Be sure to smoke outside, if you smoke. A cigarette butt not properly put out can remain lit for hours!
  4. Electrical Equipment. Be aware of faulty or frayed wires on your appliances. Get them repaired as soon as possible, and unplug them and avoid using them. Overloading a power point can also cause an electrical fire, so be sure to check your adapters.

These are of course only some of the causes of house fires and other situations may put you at risk. It’s always good to check with your local fire marshal code to ensure your home is safe.

The Season of Freezing Rain

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

Icicles begin to form on a branch Be cautious of icicles falling from branches

The weather in Buffalo has been all over the place these past few weeks. Ranging from the high forties to the single digits in temperature. During times of unpredictable weather like this, it’s always a good idea to prepare for freezing rain. This occurs when the ground temperatures are freezing, but the air temperature is above freezing. Precipitation hits the ground and instantly freezes creating ice on the sidewalks and roads. During storms like these, it’s important to be extra cautious when walking outside and driving. This ice may also form across your roofline and drip to create icicles. Be careful avoiding any hanging ice above. To best prepare yourself for a freezing rain storm, be aware of the upcoming weather. This will allow you to plan your day accordingly and make informed decisions. You can also purchase salt for your driveway and sidewalks to help melt the ice. Be sure to take extra caution during storm times to ensure your safety and your neighbors. If your home or business is affected by freezing rain, SERVPRO has trained professionals who can assist you in cleaning up the damage!

What can a Blizzard do to my home?

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

Snow buildup to the second story of a home. Kids sled down A picture from the Blizzard of 77 in Buffalo - There was as much as 199 inches of snow that season

Buffalo has seen a pretty tame winter so far in terms of snowfall, but last year was the roughest January in over twenty years. We had as much as 63.4 inches of snowfall in January alone! To prepare for the snow, it’s best to know what damage a snowstorm could cause to your home. Snow is one of the biggest causes of home damage during blizzard storms. If enough accumulates on a roof or other structure, it can collapse under the weight. Snow can also buildup on tree branches causing them to collapse. It’s best to prune your trees to help keep your home safe. Ice can form on your sidewalks and driveways, creating a dangerous walkway. Make sure to salt these areas after a storm. High winds can also cause a great deal of damage to your home. Objects caught in the wind can strike your home causing damage to your siding or even shattering your windows. With all these forces combined, a lot of damage can occur to your home. However, SERVPRO can help cleanup any damage to your home and make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Importance of Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

A smoke detector on the ceiling. Smoke rises towards it Check your smoke detectors regularly

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are important safety devices for every home. It’s absolutely necessary to have both in your home or place of business. Smoke detectors will detect and warn you about the presence of smoke. Carbon monoxide detectors will detect and warn you about the presence of carbon monoxide gas. These sirens will help you quickly become aware of the issue and hopefully ensure that you are able to get out safely or prevent damage. Make sure that you have detectors on each floor of your home. Make sure your detectors are properly installed by regularly testing them. It is recommended to test your detectors once a month to ensure the batteries have not drained. To test a detector, hold the test button until you hear a loud alert sound. These simple tools will make your home much safer. Fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are both serious issues that you should be aware of. And of course this cannot be said enough but be sure to check your detectors regularly.

The Dangers of Water Damage

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

A living room flooded with water and a floating couch Water damage puts you and your family at risk

Water damage to your home can pose more than just property damage, it also poses a health risk to you and your family. It is important to get things dried as soon as possible if your home has recently been flooded. Water damage is often accompanied by contaminated water. This is most likely if a sewer pipe has busted or a natural body of water has overflowed. Contaminated water puts you at risk of the bacteria and micro-organisms that are in the water. The dampness of the water is also the perfect environment for mold to grow. Mold spreads rapidly across surfaces and is very contagious. When dealing with water damage, the first step is to remove the water. This allows the SERVPRO team to disinfect and sanitize the affected area. Our team is equipped to handle the drying process from start to finish. SERVPRO will work rapidly and tirelessly to ensure that your home is free of water damage in as little time as possible.

Storm Update for Western New York and Buffalo

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

A woman walks on a street during a snowstorm Get ready for the snow in Buffalo!

The upcoming week looks to be full of stormy weather here in Buffalo! Rain showers will hit the area Monday and Tuesday. The steady rain showers however are only going to last the beginning the week, a cold front is approaching Tuesday night into Wednesday. We’ll be looking at snow showers and freezing rain and possible lake-effect snow throughout the Southtowns. Travel with caution throughout the week and be sure to check the weather report before you go out so you can best prepare for the weather. If any damage should occur whether it be storm, water, or any other kind, SERVPRO is ready to help you clean it up! Stay warm this week.