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Contact Qualified Contractors for Mold Remediation in Your Dunkirk Home

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

bottom mold area Disaster may strike at any time in Dunkirk. Call SERVPRO for damage restoration services needed for your property.

Mold Remediation in Dunkirk Demands SERVPRO's Help

Just like water, fire, and storms are capable of causing catastrophic damage to homes; mold can cause the homeowner to cringe. It may cause a house's structural deterioration or destroy its aesthetic appeal. Mold is not easily detected, but its effects on your home could be long-lasting. 

Mold remediation is challenging for you to carry out because you leave traces behind, which can cause it to sprout again after a short while. To avoid this, call SERVPRO immediately to perform mold remediation in your Dunkirk residence. We are a team of professional restorers who have undergone training to deal with various damage situations. We offer AMRT technicians.

SERVPRO's processes abide by the environmental protection agency (EPA) guidelines. It is common for people to use bleach to fight mold, but since EPA disapproves of that, its effectiveness is questionable. The water contained in this disinfectant can fuel fungal proliferation. Our general remediation process is as follows, even though it varies slightly from one worksite to another:

  • Ventilation and containment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Fixing the source of the fungi
  • Encapsulating the mold

Setting up containment and ventilation systems is usually the first and the most critical step. SERVPRO uses air filtration devices like air scrubbers and ventilators that help ensure the mold spores we disturb in our work and make airborne don't spread to the unaffected areas.

The step that starts off the actual remediation is the one involving cleaning and disinfecting. Our SERVPRO team can go through the affected structures and materials to determine which ones are salvageable or damaged beyond repair. After we have cleaned and disinfected the house, we apply various biocides, fungicides, or mildewcides to ensure the remaining mold spores have been killed.

To get yourself out of a mold damage incident, contact SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, at (716) 952-6401. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Preventing Fire Damage Over Christmas in Dunkirk

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

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House fires are more common during the winter months. We break out the space heaters, light the fireplaces and bring in the Christmas Tree. This extra burden on electrical and heating systems during the winter can increase the risk of a house fire. Preventing these situations relies on common sense and attention to detail. Making sure the dry Christmas tree is away from heaters or fireplaces and the decorative lights are switched off when everyone goes to bed is an example of common-sense fire safety. However, accidents do happen. 

We provide:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire debris removal
  • Fire cleanup

House fires often occur at night, which makes early intervention difficult and usually requires the fire department to put out. Once the initial flames are extinguished, using a fire restoration company in Dunkirk can help remove debris and return your home to its original condition. 

What Happens to Household Materials in High Temperatures

House fires expose materials to temperatures between 1500 and 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Light materials like dry wood, organic textiles, draperies, and paper can burn to ashes. Treated woods often have fire resistance due to finish, varnish, or lacquer and the material's natural moisture- typically around 12%. Metals are resilient against the temperatures common in home fires, while double-glazed glass windows may survive depending on the proximity to the source of ignition.

Understanding what materials can be salvaged and what materials require replacement can be fundamental to quick and efficient restoration. Hardwoods, for example, are typically expensive and time-consuming to replace. It's also common for these materials to have natural and synthetic resistance to high temperatures. They are prime candidates for restoration rather than replacement because charred surfaces can be sanded, and clean surfaces can be semi-refinished with wood creme paste. Equally, appliances can be refinished fairly easily using detergent solutions and polish, providing there is no mechanical damage.

SERVPRO Can Help:

  • Arrange for dumpster trucks to remove larger debris and sweep, wash or vacuum ash.
  • Restore hardwoods with cosmetic damages from exposure to high temperatures or flames.
  • Return appliances to their preloss condition using solvents and chemical agents. 

For a quick resolution to a winter emergency, contact SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, for fire damage restoration at (716) 952-6401.

Flood Damage Restoration for Your Dunkirk Home

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

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Count on SERVPRO to Restore Your Flood Damaged Property in Dunkirk

The aftermath of a heavy storm and flooding can be overwhelming, significantly if it has affected your home. At SERVPRO, we understand that this time is stressful. This is why we strive to help you restore your property while going over everything so you can feel more assured.

In areas of heavy rainfall, rainwater often contributes to flooding damage in your Dunkirk home. Heavy downpours can cause water to seep into foundations and walls, causing various issues like decay and structural problems. We must move quickly to mitigate the damage, which is why at SERVPRO, our trained technicians waste no time arriving at your home. 

Our Process for Taking Care of Flood Damage

  • Inspection – We need to evaluate the damage. SERVPRO professionals then determine if there are any safety risks before we remove any salvageable possessions and furniture and separate ones that are beyond repair.
  • Water Extraction – Next, work to mitigate the damage by quickly removing any standing water. After the water is removed, we check for wet spots on floors, walls, and ceilings.
  • Control of Damage and Drying – Air movers, dehumidifiers, heaters, and wood floor drying equipment are used to dry your property. We monitor the area until all moisture is eliminated.
  • Reassessment – Once your property is dry, our technicians inspect your home again to ensure no hidden moisture.
  • Reconstruction – A reconstruction crew will be called to repair any structural damage.

When severe storms intrude on your home, they can create a lot of damage, but we work quickly to restore your home and its contents so that no additional damage is done. Reach out to SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, anytime at (716) 952-6401, so we can return your home to its usual condition “Like it never even happened.”

Water Mitigation in Dunkirk Commercial Premises Prevents Damage

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Dunkirk Water Damage

Various reasons can lead to water damage in commercial buildings, such as leaks from damaged pipes, roof leaks, HVAC problems, and flooding after a storm. While some issues are inevitable most of these problems can be prevented when a regular inspection is conducted. Leak detection should be performed in different building parts in various ways, such as using moisture sensors and humidity monitoring.

After a water intrusion event, rapid water mitigation measures by Dunkirk professionals can help save your stock and limit the spread of damage to the premises. SERVPRO minimizes destruction at the time of loss by quickly deploying equipment and manpower. Helpful equipment extracts moisture and dries out damaged areas. Both actions prevent secondary property deterioration, such as mold.

Effective mitigation measures

  • Prevention of further moisture migration
  • Salvaging of contents and removal of unsalvageable materials
  • Facilitating proper air circulation
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing the entire area

Facilitating the process

There would be no point in taking many of the listed steps if the source of the problem is not managed. SERVPRO crews inspect the premises to determine the source of leakage and fix it. Where necessary, we remove all items from the affected areas, as the sooner this is done, the higher the chance they can be restored. The drying process can also run smoother as objects would not block the floors and walls.

Other steps that expedite restoration

  • Punching vent holes through walls
  • Using specialized equipment such as drying mats
  • Controlling evaporation and humidity levels

Limiting moisture interaction with different materials is the most critical step in mitigating damages. Therefore, efforts that help evacuate moisture faster limit the deterioration. Vent holes allow air circulation within wall cavities while drying mats extract moisture trapped beneath wooden floorboards or tiles.

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia water mitigation experts, can help minimize damage in your business premises “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (716) 952-6401.

Handle Water Damage in Your Fredonia Home by Hiring SERVPRO

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

24/7 SIGN, READY TO HELP Fast repairs following water damage in Fredonia begin with a call to our always ready team at SERVPRO

How to Repair Water Damage in Fredonia Efficiently

Water intrusion in a building causes loss of systems, property, and materials. The extent of the damage can be extreme or minor. Water damage may take several forms, including wood rotting, rusting of metallic items, cupping of wood flooring, and carpet damage, among other issues.

Failing to address water damage in your Fredonia residence well can lead to significant issues with mold. After a water intrusion incident, taking the necessary measures to reduce its impact on your property is critical. If the water is flowing, shut it off immediately and call a professional service like SERVPRO to restore your home to the preloss state.

Our team ensures our clients do not have to wait for weeks while we research suitable solutions for every affected material. Instead, our SERVPRO technicians can provide you with straightforward advice right away. We categorize water damage in the following ways:

  • Minor damage is easy, quick, and relatively cheap to repair. It may include issues like wall discoloration and nominal mold growth. We can fix it through cleaning, sanding, and painting. 
  • Moderate damage may include issues like ceiling and wall cracks and rotten skirtings. Based on the severity, we can patch and paint them or cut out and replace them. We fix such damage quickly so that the small issue does not become much larger. 
  • Severe damage includes issues like whole rotted sections of walls and caved-in ceilings. The repair work is based on the severity and location, but our SERVPRO team can tackle it. 
  • Damage beyond repair – This includes more severe forms of water damage like rots, bulges, and cave-ins in walls and ceilings. In such a case, we can perform a complete rebuild. 

At SERVPRO, we follow an all-encompassing restoration process that mostly begins with water mitigation and extraction to prevent the damages from spreading to the unaffected parts of a house. We can also use strategically positioned air movers and dehumidifiers to increase the evaporation rate and restore moisture levels to normal.   

Address water damage quickly by calling SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, at (716) 952-6401 for help. We can fix complicated water damage. 

Successful Mold Remediation in Dunkirk Properties Requires Skills

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO POSTER IF YOU DETECT MOLD Think you might have a mold problem in your Dunkirk home? Call SERVPRO to inspect and remediate "Like it never even happened."

Dunkirk Home Mold Cleanup with SERVPRO

Mold needs certain elements to grow, moisture, favorable temperature, and organic food sources being the most important. Unfortunately, these elements are very common in all kinds of properties. With just a little moisture exposure, there is plenty of organic material for the colonies to feed on, like wooden frames, wall panels, floors, ceilings, and furniture. When you face mold danger in your Dunkirk property, it is paramount to take care of it immediately since it can spread quickly.

Dunkirk homes' required mold remediation efforts vary depending on the affected surface. SERVPRO remediates mold found on porous materials, such as carpet, drywall, and insulation, by completely removing these materials. The radical approach is necessary because porous materials cannot be salvaged and must be appropriately disposed of to ensure complete spore removal. However, semi-porous and non-porous materials, like concrete and wood, can be cleaned.

Familiar places you can find mold in a home

  • Basement
  • Laundry rooms
  • Underneath flooring
  • Attics

The washing machine and sink usually create moisture influencing colony proliferation in the laundry room. Wet clothes also often contribute to the wetness of the area. When this area's relative humidity is too high, microbial growth becomes a problem, particularly if clothes are not dried fast enough.

Techniques for safe abatement

There are several methods that SERVPRO technicians use to rid non-porous and semi-porous surfaces of the colonies. We first locate and fix all sources of mold-causing water intrusion, for example, recurring flooding, leaky roofs, or siding, plumbing leaks, and blocked condensation drain lines.

Some effective cleanup methods

  • Wire brushing
  • Use of biocides
  • Media blasting

Media blasting is a common mold remediation technique. The blasting systems provide a thorough clean without requiring intense manual labor, like scrubbing, scraping, or wire brushing. SERVPRO technicians use different media blasting methods, including dry ice and soda blasting. Both techniques do not cause much damage to the cleaned surface since the medium disintegrates upon contact.

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, is well-versed in the mold remediation techniques that make a difference in your home. Call us at (716) 952-6401 to help with the issue. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

For Fire Damage Restoration in Your Dunkirk Home, Seek Professional Help

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

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How SERVPRO Performs Fire Damage Restoration in Dunkirk

Damage after a fire comes from the smoke, ash, flames, and the water firefighters used to curb the fire. This can make the restoration process too complex to carry out without the help of a professional restorer.

SERVPRO has all the equipment, workforce, and skill needed to conduct fire damage restoration in your Dunkirk residence. We have certified technicians who make the fire damage seem "Like it never even happened." The process we follow might vary from one house to the other, but the general outline is as follows:

  • Assessment of the degree of the damage to the minutest of details to create a proper restoration plan.
  • Strengthening and isolating unsafe areas and protecting the unaffected areas from the elements that might cause further damage.
  • Removal of soot and smoke residues from the walls, ceilings, and other structures and items we can salvage using air scrubbers.
  • For full-restoration work to begin, we clean and sanitize all affected property and then haul away unsalvageable materials.
  • SERVPRO's final process always includes our attempts to get your house back to its former state to the smallest detail possible through repairs.

When cleaning the contents of your house, our SERVPRO team can use the spray and wipe technique, a wet-cleaning process where we apply the cleaning product using a spray bottle and then wipe the surface using a clean towel. The spray allows us to mist the cleaning product onto the surface we are cleaning. In this method, our restorers have more control over the amount of the cleaning product to apply. This method works best for materials that might get damaged when saturated with the cleaning agent.

After cleaning, our SERVPRO technicians can perform different repair and reconstruction procedures, including floorboard removal and replacement, painting, marble flooring repair, drywall replacement, and major carpentry projects.

Do not sit back and watch as your house deteriorates after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, at (716) 952-6401 for swift and effective restoration. 

Storm Flood Damage in Fredonia Homes Requires SERVPRO’s Expertise

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storm and flood damage restoration for your home is a job for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

How to Properly Address Storm Flood Damage in Fredonia

Storms pose a danger and can leave behind severe damage. For instance, floodwater can render valuables and items such as carpets, furniture, and appliances useless, with the damage worsening the longer the water remains in the home. Addressing the disaster as soon as you can helps prevent greater damage like mold growth and structural water damage.

SERVPRO can properly handle the storm flood damage in your Fredonia home. Our team can meet you on-site and inspect your property to identify safety risks, assess the destruction, and provide an estimate. To restore a residential property to its preloss state, we offer the following services:

  • Emergency services
  • Water cleanup
  • Drying 
  • Reconstruction

Emergency services

Our SERVPRO technicians can take steps to minimize further exposure to danger. We can reinforce the doors and windows or tarp the roof. If broken tree branches, fallen trees, or other debris are present, we can clear them up. Your home might also have stored chemicals that can pose risks. We have the training, skills, and equipment to provide safe, fast, and complete cleanup of any hazardous substance.

Water cleanup

We can use advanced extraction equipment like submersible pumps to remove the floodwater from your residence. The water removal process can take several phases. The better we extract the water, the quicker homes dry.

Drying

Our SERVPRO team can use industry-standard air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry all affected items and ensure your home does not retain any moisture, which can trigger a mold infestation. Dehumidifiers remove water vapor from the air and reduce relative humidity. We often use refrigerant dehumidifiers, which are effective enough to lower the relative humidity in a property to about 40 grains per pound of dry air (GPP).

Reconstruction

SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle all the repairs your home needs, meaning you do not need to hire another firm to perform the reconstruction. We can fix the ceiling, windows, and other structures that the storm destroyed to ensure your home returns to its normal, habitable condition.

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia is a trusted restoration firm with the capabilities and resources to respond after storm flood damage of any magnitude. Contact us at (716) 952-6401 for effective repairs.

Water Damage in Dunkirk Needs Professional Attention

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Efficiently Handles Water Damage in Dunkirk Homes

I have water damage in my home, what should I do? The devastation caused by water damage can be immense, but acting fast can help minimize the damage that your house incurs. You must take immediate restoration steps with the help of professional restorers to reduce the water intrusion's impact on your home, family, and life.

SERVPRO has the professional assistance you need to handle water damage in your Dunkirk home. Regardless of the cause of water damage to your property, we can provide a complete menu of service options to restore it, including:

  • Water damage assessment
  • Repairing the source of the leak
  • Water removal
  • Drying 
  • Reconstruction

SERVPRO follows the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification's classification of water damage and groups it into four classes:

  • Class 1 water damage occurs when there has been minimal water absorption, with porous materials making up less than 5% of the affected area.
  • Class 2 water damage occurs when porous materials make up 5-40% of the area impacted.
  • Class 3 water damage occurs when the porous materials account for more than 40% of the area impacted.
  • Class 4 water damage occurs when materials with lower permeance like plaster, concrete, and hardwood deeply absorb water. 

These classifications help our SERVPRO team devise the best plan to restore your house to its former glory. Our technicians can use portable extractors to remove the standing water from your home. This is a step we take to avoid the multiplication of the damages.

We can dry your property to stabilize the environment. The drying process depends on the extent of water damage. We can use state-of-the-art air movers and dehumidifiers to increase evaporation and remove moisture from the flooring, the subflooring, and the carpets. Our SERVPRO technicians maintain a balanced drying system that ensures that the amount of moisture being evaporated from the air does not exceed the amount of moisture being dehumidified from the air.

Don't watch as your home gets ruined after water damage. Contact SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, at (716) 952-6401 for swift, efficient, pocket-friendly restoration that makes the incident seem "Like it never even happened." 

Effective Mold Removal Helps Restore Dunkirk Properties

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the ceiling in the corner of a room If you find mold in your home, contact SERVPRO right away. We’re available with certified professionals to mitigate and remediate damage in your home.

SERVPRO Offers a Through Mold Cleanup in Dunkirk Homes

Whether it is a few spots on your ceiling or a sizable outbreak in your basement, calling a professional to investigate mold in your property is vital. If left unattended, mold continues to spread as long as the conditions to sustain it are perfect, affecting your home's look and air quality. It might quickly get out of hand, mainly in areas of your Dunkirk home you do not regularly use.

For effective mold removal in Dunkirk homes, it is advisable to look for the underlying cause. Without addressing the cause of mold growth in a particular area, it just keeps coming back. Therefore simply repairing a leaky pipe goes a long way in ensuring the mold cleaning efforts do not go to waste. SERVPRO performs unique mold removal processes restoring your home.

Places to check for mold growth

  • Between the walls
  • The attic
  • HVAC system

Tackling mold damage on drywall

After addressing the root cause of the mold, SERVPRO technicians focus on the visible mold itself. Often the infestation could be worse than what you see with the naked eye. Therefore it is important to do more than wipe or scrap mold off surfaces and leave it at that. What you see is the fruiting body of the fungus, but often the hidden roots survive, and the mold comes back almost immediately.

To effectively remove mold contamination on drywall, our technicians may opt to remove the damaged section of drywall for replacement physically. Active mold growth on porous materials such as drywall is remediated by removing the material. If the framing is affected, we vacuum excessive mold spores into HEPA filters and damp-wipe soiled surfaces with detergent cleaning products, then apply sealant.

Precautions when addressing mold

  • Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces
  • Ensure the area is completely dry
  • Apply anti-microbial to stop further growth

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia mold removal involves controlling all humidity, physically removing the mold, and cleaning up. Call us at (716) 952-6401. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Ways That Help Minimize Flood Damage to Your Dunkirk Home

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Thorough Flood Cleanup in Dunkirk with SERVPRO

Floods can strike in many ways, including hurricane storm surges. Although you might think of flooding from river overflow, surface water from a heavy thunderstorm and clogged storm drains are also considered a flood. As a homeowner, the costs of cleaning up after a flood can be colossal, especially if you do not have flood insurance. Depending on the severity of a flood on your Dunkirk property, it may require expensive repairs. Professionals can help minimize the risk of flood damage if you act early enough.

Commencing flood damage restoration for Dunkirk properties as soon as possible increases the likelihood of successful structural drying efforts, eliminating the necessity for large-scale demolition and reconstruction. When it comes to flood damage restoration, SERVPRO quickly and efficiently dries flooded and water-damaged structures and contents.

Some ways floodwater can damage your home

  • Compromise your foundation
  • Floor, walls, and ceilings can be impacted
  • Damage to your personal belongings
  • Electrical systems may be impaired

Flooding from a storm causes both exterior and interior damage to your property. You may experience loose or buckling floors and roof or foundation cracks. Also, you may notice broken or frayed electrical wires in your home, not forgetting your septic tank filters which can become clogged with debris affecting their ability to soak in water.

Quick flood damage restoration

SERVPRO professionals begin the water removal process using a wet/dry vacuum. Our crews go through the damage, viewing your home's contents and determining what can be saved and what cannot be salvaged, like carpets and carpet pads. We also check the humidity levels by utilizing tools such as moisture meters to see if there is hidden moisture in areas where water can cause major damage. Then we bring in high-powered dehumidifiers, commercial-grade air movers, and fans to start the drying process.

Other areas that require drying

  • Wall cavities
  • Ceilings
  • Behind cabinets

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, has the experience and equipment to get your home back to its preloss condition after severe flood damage. Call us at (716) 952-6401. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Cleanup at Fredonia Gathering Structures

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Handles Complex Fredonia Water Damage Removal

Churches may be damaged by water from various sources. We have the usual causes such as leaks due to damaged roofs, burst pipes, or natural disasters like flash flooding. Many social centers cater to their congregations with cafeteria-like facilities, including a commercial kitchen. Often, plumbing or appliance failure leads to water pooling on the floors.

Water cleanup at a Fredonia auditorium requires professional intervention due to the amount of space involved. Carpets must be given special care to preserve their beauty and prevent unsightly staining and mold growth beneath the surface. SERVPRO specializes in water damage services and emergency leak repairs. Depending on the area involved and the spill's depth and severity, our team quickly extracts the water from the damaged zone.

Other valuables susceptible to water damage

  • Pews
  • Paper items such as songbooks
  • Computers, musical instruments, and sound systems
  • Heating and electrical components

The cleanup

Pews, when exposed to water damage, may warp and crack. If padded, they may experience the worst damage since it is almost impossible to dry out successfully, and the padding may have to be replaced at a considerable cost.

SERVPRO can help salvage damaged songbooks and hymnals by responding quickly and employing the right book and paper drying techniques like freeze-drying. This involves storing the wet documents and books in a freezer facility. Freezing documents within 24 hours of the loss help stop further damage allowing time to determine the most effective drying procedure.

Other document drying methods

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, is here to help. With a vast network of resources, we can be on the scene very quickly, providing a wide range of water cleanup services and getting your building back to preloss conditions. Call us at (716) 952-6401. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Need Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Dunkirk – Call SERVPRO

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO soot removal sign Fire damage restoration for your Dunkirk home is a job for SERVPRO. Our techs are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage and Odor Removal for Homeowners in Dunkirk

Many consumers are concerned about lingering odors after a fire in their Dunkirk homes. Even small kitchen fires spread smoke residues and odors throughout the house. The fire damage may be limited to the kitchen in the stove area, with ash from the fire covering the appliances, cupboards, tables, walls, and the ceiling. The HVAC system may have distributed odors throughout the home.

SERVPRO has a great deal of experience cleaning up after fire damage in Dunkirk. Our fire damage team is ready to respond to your home in less than four hours from your call to provide assistance cleaning your house after a fire. We remove all of the water and fire-retardant materials used by the fire department to control the fire in your home.

We remove burned items since these are often a strong source of odors. Our team removes charred cupboards using controlled demolition techniques to protect undamaged contents and structure. Our fire team assesses the type of fire and the type of residues deposited on all surfaces. We apply the appropriate cleaning techniques to remove oily residues from grease fires or fluffy residues from hot fires.

Everything must be washed and cleaned, including all walls, furniture, and other contents, to remove any remaining residues and odors. We even clean your HVAC system, including the pipes that carry air throughout the home. Many fires require ozone treatment to remove any remaining odor molecules. Ozone is a colorless gas with highly volatile O3 molecules which oxidize the odor molecules they contact. Ozone neutralizes the odor molecules, breaking them into smaller, less offensive materials.

We provide the following services:

  • House fire clean up
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation and odor control, and removal

Call SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, for fire damage services. We cover Dunkirk and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 952-6401.

Need Help with Water Cleanup in Fredonia – Call SERVPRO

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO how do we use drying equipment SERVPRO provides water cleanup services for all Fredonia homes. Our IICRC team use the latest drying equipment.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup Services in Fredonia and Surrounding Areas

Water can cause a great deal of secondary damage in Fredonia homes if the water is allowed to remain in place, causing damage to drywall, wood products, and mold formation. Drywall and wood products absorb moisture and begin to swell. They may lose structural integrity, warp, or buckle, requiring replacement. Homeowners can avoid this damage by taking quick action to remove the water from the area.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup services to homeowners in Fredonia and surrounding areas. Our experience has shown that removing water quickly after a plumbing leak can limit the amount of secondary damage caused by standing water left in place for extended periods. Removing the water and reducing humidity reduces the chances of porous materials absorbing moisture leading to secondary damage.

Homeowners should call us immediately for assistance. In addition to damage caused by water absorption, mold, which is present everywhere, can begin forming colonies in as little as twenty-four hours under the right conditions. No one wants that musty-smelling odor in their home.

We can be onsite less than four hours from your initial call with water extraction equipment, including air movers and dehumidifiers. We use weighted water extractors on carpets, dying floor mats on hardwood floors, and vacuum wands to remove water in difficult-to-reach locations and inside walls.

Also, homeowners should begin mopping up as much water as possible while being careful to avoid slips and falls and electrocution from electrical circuits exposed to the water. Our team can take over and finish the job as soon as we arrive, limiting the secondary damage to wood products and other porous materials. SERVPRO provides the following water cleanup services to our clients:

Call SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, for water cleanup services. We cover Fredonia and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 952-6401.

Need Mold Inspection and Mold Removal in Dunkirk – Call SERVPRO

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Mold Inspection, Removal, and Remediation in Dunkirk

Mold is such an invasive biohazard when it appears in homes or buildings in Dunkirk. Mold spores are everywhere, waiting for the correct conditions to develop into an infestation, harmful contents, and even structure if allowed to remain in place. As soon as you notice that strong, musty odor associated with mold or see an infestation, take action immediately.

SERVPRO provides mold removal services to Dunkirk residents and business owners. Every situation is different and larger infestations that have been in place for a long time may require specific inspections, documentation, and removal protocols to be followed based on state guidelines. Our mold removal specialists can inspect your home and provide guidance regarding how to proceed.

While mold spores are present everywhere indoors and outdoors, the spores need moisture, a food source, and warmth. Most mold colonies form because there is a source of moisture inside our homes. SERVPRO can help identify the source of moisture, eliminate the moisture source, and dry the affected area.

We take every precaution to prevent spreading mold-contaminated materials to the rest of your home. We scrape from top to bottom to avoid contaminating cleaned surfaces. Our technicians bag contaminated materials in place. We create negative pressure rooms that expel air outside and prevent spore distribution to other areas. Our SERVPRO technicians follow all industry standards for removing mold to ensure the contamination is completely removed.

SERVPRO provides the following services for removing mold and controlling the reappearance of mold infestations:

  • Mold Inspections
  • Identification of the moisture source and removal
  • Mold remediation
  • Mold removal following industry guidelines and protocols

Call SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, for mold removal services. We cover Dunkirk and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (716) 952-6401.

Specialized Water Damage Repair for Commercial Properties in Dunkirk

5/29/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Scalability in Dunkirk for Commercial Water Damage Repair

When you run a commercial property, whether a restaurant or production facility, you need to be able to adjust when something changes your everyday routine; being dealt the blow of water damage causes any Dunkirk business owner to change gears so that it can get addressed. Hiring a team like SERVPRO with the ability to scale efforts based on need will give your business the boost necessary to get back on track with little or no downtime. Not only do we have all of the required equipment, but our technicians undergo regular industry training to stay up-to-date with the latest restoration methods and protocols.

Once you notice water damage, it is best to contact our customer care team at SERVPRO. We will mobilize a team to help with your water damage repair needs in Dunkirk so that your commercial property never misses a beat. We have specialized methods and the ability to adapt to handle water removal services and drying in properties such as:

  • Churches
  • Schools, daycares
  • Office buildings
  • Restaurants, bakeries, commercial kitchens
  • Retail stores, boutiques
  • Government buildings
  • Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes
  • And more

We Consider Many Factors When Handling Commercial Water Damage

When we arrive at your commercial property, the crew chief assesses the area with water damage to determine the best methods and equipment to get results. It is important to look at things like:

  • The type of water (category 1, 2, or 3) and how much is present
  • How much of the building’s contents and structure have been impacted
  • The time that has passed since water infiltration to the start of cleanup efforts
  • All potential hazards within the space, including electrical work, machinery, and more

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia is known for our ability to adapt as needed to face whatever commercial water damage repair our customers need. Give us a call when you require assistance by dialing (716) 952-6401 so that we can get started.

Effective, Safe Flood Damage Cleanup in Fredonia

5/22/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damaged home When severe storms cause damage to your home. SERVPRO should be the first call. We are ready at a moment's notice.

Fredonia Storm Flooding and Damage Assistance with SERVPRO

Once the shock wears off that you have experience flooding after a storm, you need to get the water cleaned up and your Fredonia home back in order. It is natural to think about setting up fans and breaking out the wet vac to try to pull up water, but you risk not knowing where moisture is lurking. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians trained to handle contaminated floodwater while ensuring no lingering moisture is left to cause costly secondary damage. We always make your home “Like it never even happened.”

Whenever you have flood damage after Fredonia storms, you need to think about important decisions regarding repair and drying. The longer you wait, the more damage adds up, and the potential for mold growth multiples. With a single phone call to the SERVPRO customer care team, you can have a crew at your door and ready to start the storm flood assessment within hours.

SERVPRO Follows Proven Protocols for Flood Cleanup Efficiency and Safety

  • PPE – All of our crew wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when entering your home to perform water removal services and restoration.
  • Standing Water – We have powerful extraction tools, pumps, and everything necessary to pull up standing water quickly to help lessen the damage.
  • Moisture – Our trained crew knows how to follow the path of water migration, which allows us to locate every area where moisture might be hiding. 
  • Drying – We ensure your interior gets thoroughly dried with industrial-grade fans, dehumidifiers, and specialized tools like drying mats.
  • Cleaning – All surfaces get the complete treatment, including cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing so that all bacteria get removed and there are no musty odors left behind.

Whenever you have flood damage and require help from trained professionals, you can trust our crew at SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia. Give us a call for 24-hour emergency response at (716) 952-6401.

Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration Assistance in Dunkirk

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO smoke and soot cleaning Fire damage restoration is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

SERVPRO is There When Dunkirk Residents Need Fire Damage Help

Charred debris and the loss of precious belongings may be all that is on your mind after you have a fire in your Dunkirk property. You will have to dispose of everything that burned, but you also need to address the powerful odors from soot and smoke residue. SERVPRO features a crew of highly trained fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) that will get the project done for you while also salvaging whatever possible. We strive to ensure you get quality results and added peace of mind during this stressful time.

Regarding fire damage restoration in Dunkirk, SERVPRO has a long list of methods and specialized techniques to help bring your property back to pre-fire condition. We know how important it is to address smoke residue as it can cause issues in the long run if not cleaned up properly.

What every homeowner should know about smoke damage:

  • Infiltration – Whether you had a small kitchen fire or a more involved blaze, smoke spreads fast and infiltrates even the smallest nooks and crannies in your home. SERVPRO has proven methods to handle soot particles and contaminants.
  • Damage – The longer that soot and smoke residue gets left to sit on surfaces, the more damage it causes. Soot is acidic in nature, so it will discolor, corrode, cause etching or pitting, and create costly secondary damage if not cleaned properly.

Odor Control Technicians (OCT) to the Rescue

SERVPRO’s OCT brigade utilizes a broad range of equipment and products during fire restoration projects. Rather than just masking odors, we battle it head-on and eliminate them with tools like:

  • Water-based thermal foggers
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging equipment
  • Deodorant pellets/granules
  • EPA-registered cleaning agents and deodorizers

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, is the team you want in your corner for commercial or residential fire damage restoration. You can reach us anytime online to request help or call (716) 952-6401. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Dehumidifiers Are Essential to Water Damage Repair in Dunkirk

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling while talking on the phone Dealing with water damage in your home can be quite overwhelming. Partner with SERVPRO for certified technicians and equipment to tackle the job.

Dunkirk Water Damage Repair Services Employ Different Kinds of Dehumidifiers

Water damage cleanup and restoration services in Dunkirk employ two main kinds of dehumidifiers to dry up excess interior moisture. These types, refrigerant and desiccant, eliminate water event-related wetness via different methods. Moreover, each works better given opposing environmental conditions.

High-quality Dunkirk water damage repair services like SERVPRO have a veritable arsenal of moisture-eliminating equipment. Our skilled water damage remediation experts use both refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers to remove excess water vapor resulting from basement flooding, burst pipes, and ceiling leaks from your home’s interior. The type we use to do this depends on the environmental conditions at your residence.

The major differences between refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers are:

  • Refrigerant devices condense water vapor out of the air by passing it through refrigerated coils, while desiccant types remove moisture by passing air over moisture-attracting materials like silica gel
  • Extracted water collects in a refrigerant machine’s tray and is then drained out of it, while desiccant dehumidifiers evaporate the attracted moisture and vent it outside your home
  • Refrigerant dehumidifiers are best used when electricity is limited and temperatures exceed fifty degrees Fahrenheit, but desiccant types should be employed when electricity is not limited and temperatures are below fifty degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Refrigerant devices are most efficient and effective at drying surface moisture or materials that are moderately to highly porous, while desiccant machines work best on dense or less porous/permeable things 
  • Dehumidifiers of the refrigerant variety are appropriate for about 80% of most jobs, while desiccant machines are most useful for the other 20%

While no one wants to think of one-day needing water damage repair work done, it is nice to know that high-quality service is available nearby from SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia. Our highly-trained technicians are always ready for your call at (716) 952-6401.

SERVPRO Safely Performs Mold Remediation in Fredonia

4/23/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls in the corner of a room Noticing a mold infestation does not need to cause panic. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 to assess the situation and to start the mold remediation process.

Our Fredonia Mold Remediation Professionals Know How to Remediate Your Home Safely

Not all Fredonia mold damage cleanup and restoration services perform their work the same way. When selecting a firm to remediate your mold-related issues, this is important to remember. Often, you can substantially reduce potential problems simply by choosing a high-quality company like SERVPRO to remove your home’s mold.

Fredonia mold remediation companies like SERVPRO are experts at safely and effectively resolving residential mold infestations. Our mold specialists are skilled at all forms of mold remediation, including attic mold removal, basement mold remediation, and black mold damage repairs. Moreover, they are dedicated to doing all of these tasks safely. When performing their work, SERVPRO technicians contain and remove mold contamination by:

  • Designating “clean” and decontamination rooms so that workers and equipment do not contaminate unaffected areas of your home
  • Installing containment barriers like plastic sheeting and then establishing negative air pressure in containment areas
  • Sealing HVAC ductwork so that mold is prevented from fouling it and spreading throughout your residence
  • Removing significantly mold-contaminated, porous materials like carpeting, insulation, and fabrics from your interiors
  • Cleaning moldy, non-porous materials like plastics, metals, and glass with either a HEPA vacuum if they are dry or a wet sponge and detergent solution, if they are growing in a soil layer 
  • Removing mold from top to bottom of structures and in the direction of airflow, toward the negative air machines

Considering our expertise in mold removal, it is no wonder why so many of your neighbors choose SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia to complete their mold remediation work. With all of this in mind, know that our mold experts are always here whenever you need them. Call us anytime at (716) 952-6401 for safe and effective assistance.

Dunkirk Water Restoration Requires Effective Moisture Detection

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Restoration in Dunkirk Takes Specialized Moisture Detection Equipment

The first step in dealing with potential water damage at your Dunkirk business is actually locating where it is. This effort necessitates the use of specialized sensors and measurement devices to identify areas with high moisture levels, as well as high-tech cameras to see water-related issues behind structural elements.

SERVPRO, a water restoration firm in Dunkirk, is experienced in handling commercial remediation cases in the local area. Our water clean up crews have routinely fixed ceiling leaks and burst pipes. They have also expertly performed the water removal services and water damage repairs necessary to successfully resolve the problems these issues cause.

In order to identify and remediate the areas of your business needing attention, SERVPRO technicians employ the following tools and measures:

  • Infrared cameras that can see behind structural elements like floors, walls, and ceilings to locate water leaks and other sources of excess moisture
  • Moisture sensors to determine how far moisture has penetrated soft materials like carpeting and padding
  • Meters that measure how much moisture is in various impacted materials and enable remediators to monitor and complete the drying process effectively
  • State-of-the-art thermo-hygrometers that help us determine the temperature and relative humidity of various parts of your facilities, compare the readings, and ensure that all impacted materials are thoroughly dried

In using these cutting-edge tools, SERVPRO works to locate the causes of water-related issues quickly, clean up all the resulting damage, successfully restore impacted materials and rooms, and ultimately help your commercial enterprise resume its normal operations as soon as possible.

With all of that said, your neighborhood SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia endeavors to provide the best water restoration service in this area. So, if you ever suffer a water-related event and need the resulting damage remediated, don’t hesitate to call us at (716) 952-6401 for assistance.

Fire Damage Restoration Services In Dunkirk Are A Phone Call Away

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO smoke and soot cleaning SERVPRO fire damage restoration techs will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call. We will have your home back too preloss condition ASAP.

The Aftermath of a Fire in Dunkirk Does Not Have to Turn Life Upside Down

A home fire in Dunkirk can have many ramifications. From leaving your kitchen out of commission to allowing soot and ash to cover every surface nearby, it may be hard to decide where to begin the fire cleanup process. 

When you include the lingering smell of smoke and how it clings to every piece of fabric in the home, you may quickly realize that returning your home to tip-top shape may require a team of specialists.

Thankfully, Dunkirk has fire damage restoration experts readily available to help. Our certified SERVPRO staff applies its fire and smoke restoration knowledge to every job we take, applying the latest techniques and cleaning solutions in your home. Particularly when a film of residue seems to settle on your furniture, inside cupboards, and on your walls, our team is the best option to apply industry-recommended solvents that clean without causing secondary damage.

It is common for our clients to ask about cleaning upholstery, rugs, and carpets. Porous materials like textiles can be hard to clean, but we apply several techniques to reach the desired outcome, including the below-

  • Mechanic application of solvents appropriate to the type of textile
  • Use of foggers to neutralize the smell of smoke stuck to curtains and other fabrics
  • Immersion of items in cleaning agents whenever possible. This can be done off-site as well, depending on your needs.

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, is a leader in fire damage restoration thanks to our expert staff. We train continuously on the latest best practices in our industry to bring them to your home and make the remediation process as seamless as possible. When you face a fire, do not hesitate to call us at (716) 952-6401 and let us show our commitment to leaving your home “Like it never even happened.”

The Importance Of Having Equipment Options To Restore Water Damage In Dunkirk

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Portable and Industry-Grade Equipment Work Together to Help Restore a Dunkirk Home With Water Damage.

Emergency services for water damage in Dunkirk that are versatile and can meet your specific needs are pivotal for a water event. Essential to overcoming the most immediate problems of your home, they set the stage for successful water extraction and drying process. Standing water may require more than one type of equipment to be removed, and your whole residence is subject to inspection when a professional team takes care of it.

In Dunkirk, water damage and water removal equipment are at your disposal when you involve our SERVPRO team in the process. We answer our clients’ calls around the clock and mobilize quickly to minimize the time standing water is left to damage your home. As we assess the condition of flooring, wall-to-wall carpeting, and other textiles that may be unsafe thanks to the water and debris they hold, we focus on bringing the extraction tools we need into your home. Among those, you may find the following-

  • Wet vacuums offer flexibility and are easier to position where we need them most. They can be the key to saving carpets, underpads, and subfloors as we extract water.

  • Handheld wand attachments that let us reach shallow spaces where larger equipment can’t fit

  • Truck-mounted pumps are ideal for water more than a few inches high, where speed is essential to preserving drywall and stopping the water’s effect on structural elements.

Aside from the equipment’s capacity, we also consider the situation from a safety point of view. Availability of electric power and preserving unaffected areas of the home also have a role in designing the water removal and extraction plan.

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, is a phone call away. We pride ourselves on being fast to respond and meeting our clients’ needs. Call us at (716) 952-6401 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Homes in Dunkirk Can Recover from Flood Damage with Professional Assistance

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO state of the art sign Storm and flood damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO has the manpower and state of the art equipment that you needed for your home.

SERVPRO Assists with Comprehensive Flood Damage Restoration in Dunkirk Homes

Snow and rain can become your biggest nightmare if your home suddenly falls victim to them. A seemingly minor roof or window leak can become a huge issue in the cold winter months, or a big enough storm can let itself into your home through a basement window. Regardless of the circumstances, the result is a home suffering from storm damage and needing repairs. Knowing who to call in this type of emergency is crucial.

In Dunkirk, flood damage restoration services are available by calling SERVPRO. Your situation may change rapidly, and damage may worsen by the minute, so acting quickly is essential. Our fleet of experts operates around the clock to provide emergency services to our clients and jump-start the restoration process safely and effectively.

Understanding how widespread the damage is within your property guides our certified team and our action plan. We can perform some repairs to identify vulnerabilities, which helps the environment remain safe while we work on your home. To avoid hazards and to mitigate your loss, we focus on the following-

  • Controlled demolition, through which we view your home from a structural perspective and eliminate safety concerns
  • Move-out services to clear the way for equipment and personnel necessary to perform the water cleanup job. They also help us safeguard undamaged items while restoring the house.
  • Water extraction using state-of-the-art pumps and equipment designed to restore normal humidity levels.

Storms can cause significant damage to homes in our area, and the quicker you act, the better it is. However, making a timely decision is as important as calling the right team. SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, is the best choice for storm damage restoration, and you can reach us by calling (716) 952-6401 when an emergency happens. Like you, we want to leave the damage behind and leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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