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What to do if your basement floods

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Rain falling into a puddle Rain falling into a puddle in the street, heavy rains can cause plenty of issues in a basement.

With all this rain and wind lately it's more than possible for you to experience flooding due to the weather. Here are some helpful tips to get you through any issues you may have. First make sure if flooding occurs you check possible causes before calling anyone. For example check to make sure your sump pump is functioning correctly and is operational. Sump pump failures can cause plenty of damage if not watched during heavy rains. Make sure all drains are clear or debris and dirt. If your drains back up it can cause a nasty sewage mess in your basement which can be a hassle for you to have cleaned and deodorized. You always want to make sure any items you have are at least 3 feet from any drains in the basement. If you do experience any flooding this season and just want some advice or help cleaning, please give us here at SERVPRO a call. We can make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of East Erie County- 716-656-7131

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Grilling Tips

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire beginning on a grill from hamburger grease Don't leave your grill unattended because fires can double in size every minute!

Warm temperatures are finally beginning here in East Erie County and with Spring “springing” upon us, it’ll only be a manner of time before we start the grilling season. We at SERVPRO can’t wait to start grilling some burgers in the warm temperatures, but be sure to follow these fire safety tips to avoid any fire damage while grilling.

  1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your home and avoid having any decorations near the grill. Keeping items clear of the grill will help ensure that the flame from the grill doesn’t spread.
  2. Clean grease and fat from your grill regularly. Giving your grill a regular cleaning will prevent buildup of these flammable materials.
  3. If your grill is a gas grill, check for gas leaks. Cover the gas hoses in soapy water and check for bubbles forming in the soap.
  4. Keep a fire extinguisher near your grill in case of an emergency.
  5. Never leave your grill unattended

These tips should help you have a safe grilling season. Enjoy those burgers and hot dogs!

The Importance of Speedy Water Removal

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Water pooling on tile SERVPRO will act quick to remove pooling water from your home!

It’s very important for a number of reasons to remove water from your home in a water loss situation. Pooling water will begin to damage your floors and walls. These pools are also the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to flourish and colonize. When you call SERVPRO, we will work speedily to remove the water and restore your home to its preloss state. Our team of highly trained technicians have the proper training and tools to quickly and thoroughly remove water, drying deeper to prevent further damage. Whether the damage is to wood, carpet, tile, or concrete, SERVPRO has the tools to dig deep and restore. Our team will use moisture detecting equipment to ensure that every surface is dry and free of water damage. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO for any size disaster

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Call SERVPRO of East Erie County for any size disaster, 716-656-7131

SERVPRO of East Erie County can help you with all sorts of disasters! We value restoration over replacement and will work thoroughly and quickly to restore your home or place of business. Our highly trained technicians and advanced equipment is prepared for any size disaster. SERVPRO is the team to call to help you manage water, fire, storm, and mold incidents. We are proud to have a 24/hour emergency line, where you can reach our rapid response team at any time. Our speedy response makes the difference in the event of a disaster. Avoiding all disasters might be impossible, but there is a well-trained team of professionals who can help you through it. Call the team at SERVPRO of East Erie County for your water, fire, storm, and mold concerns, at 716-656-7131

Faster to Any Size Disaster!

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo We at SERVPRO are here to help any time with any size disaster!

We never plan on a disaster occurring. It certainly isn’t something that’s convenient or planned. Water, fire, storm, and mold can throw your home or place of business into turmoil, preventing you from getting the work done that you need done. A speedy response is essential and SERVPRO is proud of that fact that we are Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call SERVPRO of East Erie County at 716-656-7131 and we’ll be there fast to help you! We have 24-hour call service and our professionals are available 24 hours a day with an emergency response. Our expertly trained technicians and advanced equipment will make dealing with disaster simple and fast. We will thoroughly work to restore your home or place of business to its previous state. We at SERVPRO of East Erie County are here to help!

A Penny for Your Thoughts

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

A floor made entirely of pennies SERVPRO will work to restore your damaged belongings and fixtures

At SERVPRO, we prioritize restoration over replacement. It only makes sense that you want to keep the belongings and fixtures that have meaning to your home or business. Restoration saves you money as opposed to costly replacements. In this East Erie home, a plumbing backup caused water damage and sewage to cover this unique custom floor. Its intricate design and uniqueness to the home made it irreplaceable to the homeowner. Luckily our trained team of expert technicians was there to help! We were able to restore the floor to its original state and save the floor. Replacement would have been impossibly costly and time consuming. Our deep cleaning equipment was able to remove any trace of sewage or water damage and polish the shiny penny floor. We understand the value of restoration here at SERVPRO and will help you to restore your belongings after a disaster. Call SERVPRO of East Erie County at 716-656-7131.

Melting Snow and Spring Storms

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Spring flower blooming from the snow Spring showers bring spring floods!

Spring is almost upon us here in Erie County. The temperatures have become much more mild from our cold winters, but the spring showers are just beginning! Spring rains and thunderstorms are often the cause of basement flooding. It’s time to take some preventative measures to ensure you don’t end up with a flooded basement. First clear away the snow that may be close to your foundation and exterior. Snow buildup will add a lot of water flow to the ground once it starts melting. Check your gutters and clear them if debris has gotten stuck. This will ensure the correct flow of water off your roof and away from your home. Be sure to inspect any cracks in your foundation and fill them if necessary. In the event of major foundation damage, call a professional contractor to help. Also consider bringing in a skilled professional to perform a home inspection. They’ll be able to find any vulnerabilities that may allow water to leak in. SERVPRO has the experience to help you cleanup storm damage and water damage, so don’t hesitate to call if you need help! Call SERVPRO of East Erie County at 716-656-7131

Commercial Cleaning From SERVPRO

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

A man sitting at a cubicle in an office Call SERVPRO of East Erie County today for your commercial cleaning needs at 716-656-7131

We often hear businesses say they are too busy to perform a proper deep clean of their office spaces. So they continue on adding to the mess. What they don’t realize is we at SERVPRO offer commercial cleaning services! Whether you need cleaning for an office or an industrial cleaning, we at SERVPRO can help. We are equipped to handle the common wear and tear that is gradually building up at your office. Our highly trained team of technicians are able to go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, thanks to your deep cleaning equipment. We will assist you in removing odors, deep cleaning, carpets, sanitizing your workspace, and so much more. SERVPRO won’t just work hard for you, we’ll also work quickly, so you can get back to doing what you do best! Call SERVPRO today for your office cleaning needs!

How Often Should I Clean my Gutters?

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Gutter filled with leaves and debris It is recommended to clean your gutters at least twice a year

Clogged gutters can be a major source of water damage. If the water doesn’t flow properly, it will seep through your roof and also down through your foundation causing a flooded basement potentially. It’s recommended you clean your gutters at least twice a year. Dry leaves, branches, and other material buildup in your gutters as the seasons pass. You can tell your gutters are clogged when water spills over the edge of the gutter and water doesn’t flow out of the downspouts. Remove all accumulated debris from the gutters and clean them to ensure that water flows correctly. This will help you prevent potential water damage to your home and avoid replacement costs. If water damage does occur, call SERVPRO of East Erie County at 716-656-7131.