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Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (716) 656-7131 SERVPRO OF EAST ERIE COUNTY

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of East Erie County will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (716) 656-7131

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning? Call Today – (716) 656-7131 SERVPRO OF East Erie County

How DIRTY are your carpets and floors?  Where your children play with their toys and lie down to watch their favorite cartoon.  Even the highest quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time.  IICRC states that 70% of soil in carpet is dry soil.  Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include:

- Regular vacuuming

- Spot removal

- Pilating the carpet to prevent matting

- Moving furniture to change traffic patterns

- Using walk-off matts to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpets every 12 months.

So, If you need your carpets clean, make sure you call SERVPRO of East Erie County (716) 656-7131  .  When calling be sure to have the estimated room sizes so they can calculate a price for you.

Ice Dam

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ice Dam Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (716) 656-7131 SERVPRO of East Erie County

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms on a roof and prevents melting snow/ice (water) from draining off the roof. With nowhere else to go, and with freezing at night and melting during the day, the water will eventually back up behind the dam and ultimately leak into the home causing severe damage to roof shingles, ceilings, walls, insulation, and more. If damage from an ice dam goes unnoticed in an attic, there is also a potential for mold/mildew to form.  If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, they have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (716) 656-7131

SERVPRO of East Erie County

Commercial Building Restoration Services

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building Restoration Services Have Questions? Call Today – (716) 656-7131 SERVPRO OF EAST ERIE COUNTY

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of East Erie County has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of East Erie County responds quickly to your Cheektowaga fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency

Have Questions? Call Today – (716) 656-7131

Carpet Cleaning : SERVPRO of East Erie County

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning : SERVPRO of East Erie County Call SERVPRO of East Erie County for your carpet and furniture cleaning needs. Depew, Cheektowaga, West Seneca, Lancaster, and surrounding areas.

How DIRTY are your carpets and floors?  Where your children play with their toys and lie down to watch their favorite cartoon.  Even the highest quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time.  IICRC states that 70% of soil in carpet is dry soil.  Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include:

- Regular vacuuming

- Spot removal

- Pilating the carpet to prevent matting

- Moving furniture to change traffic patterns

- Using walk-off matts to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpets every 12 months.

So, If you need your carpets clean, make sure you call SERVPRO of East Erie County 716-656-7131.  When calling be sure to have the estimated room sizes so they can calculate a price for you.

Smoke Damage ? You need SERVPRO

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Damage ? You need SERVPRO Smoke Damage

Fire damage to your home can be a traumatic experience for any homeowner.  Apart from the damage due to heat, fire can cause significant damage to your property and belongings due to smoke and soot.  The smoke particles can coat walls, ceilings, and almost any surface and cause permanent damage if not cleaned quickly and efficiently.

The particles in the smoke contain unburned carbon that can be very difficult to remove after a fire to your Williamsville home.  Not all soot particles are alike and it takes a multi-step process to eliminate them.  It is a job for the professionals who have years of training and expertise in fire damage restoration. 

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

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

Call SERVPRO of East Erie County  716-656-7131

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

    716-656-7131