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Depew, NY Restaurant Suffers From Fire Damage, SERVPRO of East Erie County to the rescue.

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Depew, NY Restaurant Suffers From Fire Damage, SERVPRO of East Erie County to the rescue. SERVPRO of East Erie County 716-656-7131

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call a SERVPRO of East Erie County at 716-694-9949

This fire was caused by an electrical malfunction. A very scary situation. In addition to fire damage the sprinkler system went off causing flooding to the floor and building contents. SERVPRO of East Erie County met with the owner and the insurance company and developed a plan of action to get that business back open.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage emergency. They will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion—getting your property business-ready. Learn more about SERVPRO Franchise Professional training and certifications.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

SERVPRO of East Erie County 716-656-7131

Serving Western New York since 1972.

Heavy Sewage Back Up In Basement. No match for SERVPRO of East Erie County.

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Heavy Sewage Back Up In Basement.  No match for SERVPRO of East Erie County. Heavy Sewage Back Up In Basement. No match for SERVPRO of East Erie County.

Sewage Back-Up

No one wants sewage in their basement but it happens very often in Western New York from heavy rain storms. It is not rare that during heavy rains the sewer lines fill up with water much faster than they drain due to insufficient system capacity. This fact may lead to a sewage backup as the water flows back through residential floor drains and causes overflows. This type of water is a called Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Hour Emergency Service

  • Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO professionals from East Erie County are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.

Fire Safety Tips from SERVPRO of East Erie County

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Community Fire Safety Tips from SERVPRO of East Erie County Fire Safety Tips from SERVPRO of East Erie County

Fire Safety

  • Fire is FAST!
    There is little time!

    In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house.  In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames. Most fires occur in the home when people are asleep. If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape.

  • Fire is HOT!
    Heat is more threatening than flames.

    A fire's heat alone can kill.  Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level.  Inhaling this super hot air will scorch your lungs. This heat can melt clothes to your skin.  In five minutes a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once: this is called flashover.

  • Fire is DARK!
    Fire isn't bright, it's pitch black.

    Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home you've lived in for years.

  • Fire is DEADLY!
    Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do.

    Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath.  The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door.  You may not wake up in time to escape.

Fire Safety Tips
In the event of a fire, remember time is the biggest enemy and every second counts! Escape first, then call for help. Develop a home fire escape plan and designate a meeting place outside. Make sure everyone in the family knows two ways to escape from every room. Practice feeling your way out with your eyes closed. Never stand up in a fire, always crawl low under the smoke and try to keep your mouth covered. Never return to a burning building for any reason; it may cost you your life.

Finally, having a working smoke alarm dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire.

And remember to practice a home escape plan frequently with your family.

SERVPRO of East Erie County participates in many open houses at the local fire departments in October. Check with your local fire department for their schedule.

Does Your Cheektowaga Home Have A Mold Problem? SERVPRO of East Erie County can help.

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Cheektowaga Home Have A Mold Problem? SERVPRO of East Erie County can help. In Cheektowaga, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today

 SERVPRO of East Erie County