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Lancaster Businesses Can Find Support During Uncertain Times | SERVPRO® of East Erie County

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

A photo of SERVPRO technicians walking into a commercial building ready to disinfect for Covid19 If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we are here. SERVPRO of East Erie County has crews who are available 24/7

How much work did it take to build your Lancaster business? If you are like most business owners, the answer is “a lot.”

How could you do anything but work hard when building something you want to create and a legacy for your family? It takes a lot of effort to research, plan and prepare to open a business. And even more, effort to run and operate it as it grows.

Building your own business takes work and dedication. It means sacrificing your time and putting in late nights and long days to ensure all the work is done. The process can be rewarding, though. It is gratifying as you see the signs of success.

But sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict or control. Navigating one of these changes is a challenge business owner across the country are facing this year. Many business owners have already opened their doors again. If yours is one of those, you might want to find resources to help you navigate new situations and ensure your business can operate safely.

Helping Local Businesses Stay Safe

You have access to a variety of tools and resources, including business loans and tips, advice, and more from sources you can trust. These can help you grow.

You are also looking for ways your business can stay clean and safe for your employees and the customers you serve. That is where our team comes in.

We can make sure your business is “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” What does that mean? Let us take a closer look at the cleaning services we offer.

First, we will consult with you about your business and make an individualized cleaning plan.

Next, our technicians clean your space. They will use a high-level system to ensure you are ready for customers. We use proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards directly from the CDC.

Finally, we will certify your space. That means you can rest assured that you are ready to be open for business.

Stay Safe with SERVPRO’s Certified Clean

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

A photo of SERVPRO's certified cleaned badge. For more information on SERVPRO's certified cleaned, call us at 716-656-7131

When you see the SERVPRO Certified Clean shield in a business’s window, you can be sure it has been cleaned using the processes and procedures used by SERVPRO for biohazard remediation for more than 49 years.

As our lives changed with the pandemic it is important for employers to stay and feel safe in their place of work. SERVPRO knows that we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean, and that is why we have the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. You can be sure it is a clean environment once SERVPRO uses our defensive and proactive pathogen cleaning janitorial practices.

SERVPRO of East Erie County is dedicated to spreading confidence in communities across the country. Chose SERVPRO for your viral pathogen cleaning, you can trust us to bring a higher standard of clean to your local business

Can Your Business Survive a Disaster?

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

A photo showing SERVPRO's drying equipment in a commercial property. A nursing home had a pipe break in West Seneca and SERVPRO was ready to help!

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of East Erie County is ready to respond. We know the importance of getting your business back up and running. With 24/7/365 services, our crews are always prepared to help. Loss of business affects your customers, your employees, your income, and every day that goes by, can jeopardize if the business can successfully stay in business. Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a fire, major water damage or storm event and 25% will fail within one year according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. No job is too large or too small. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of the best of the best in restoration. They are strategically placed throughout the United States. The Large Loss Division has assisted with hurricane damage, tornado disasters, major state flooding events, The Pentagon and COVID 19 outbreaks and preventative cleaning. Call SERVPRO of East Erie County if you need help. Servicing Western New York for 49 years.

Don't Let Your Important Documents Destroyed By Fire Or Water, SERVPRO provides Document Restoration

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

A photo showing a water damaged book When disaster strikes, SERVPRO can help you get back some of the most valued documents and photos that could be lost forever.

After the fire is out and the brave first responders leave, SERVPRO of East Erie County arrives to start fire cleaning services. Our production leader will a walk through, given attention to the most important requirements in order to get that business up and running again. One of the most important items in a business can be the restoration of wet or smoked damage documents. SERVPRO can instantly arrange the document restoration process. Documents are loaded into a freezer truck and transported to our state-of-the-art document drying division at our SERVPRO headquarters in Gallatin, Tennessee

SERVPRO can restore:

-books and magazines
-paper documents
-manuscripts and files
-photographs, film, negatives and microfiche
-blueprints and map

Our vacuum freeze-drying process is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA)

SERVPRO since 1967!

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

A photo showing a SERVPRO van in front of a commercial building SERVPRO of East Erie County is always ready to help our commercial clients with water, fire and mold mitigation.

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back. SERVPRO offers the best when it comes to fire, water or mold in your commercial property.

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Industries, Inc. Franchise System is a national leader of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO's professional network with more than 1,500 Franchises has responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million-dollar disasters such as the Pentagon, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes. Providing coverage nationally, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide.  SERVPRO of East Erie County has been serving the area since 1972.

Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of East Erie County is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped. Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered–whatever the case, with SERVPRO® our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Office Water Damage in Lancaster, NY

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

A photo showing water covering the carpeting in an office building. A water damage in an office in Lancaster, NY

Office Water Damage Services

It is not the kind of morning you want, arriving to work and seeing water everywhere.  A toilet malfunctioning and overflowed for at least 6-8 hours.  Water that backs up from a toilet bowl beyond the trap it is considered CAT 3 water, also known as a black water loss.  A CAT 3 loss is grossly contaminated and contains pathogenic, toxins and other harmful bacteria.  The technicians at SERVPRO of East Erie County don on personal protective equipment consisting of Tyvek suits, respirators, eye protection and gloves during these emergency services. Porous structural materials will have to be removed, followed by specialized cleaning, and drying.  A detailed estimate is provided for all services with full customer communication.

There is never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we will be there fast with the help you need.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (716) 656-7131

Helping Local Businesses Stay Safe During Covid-19

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

A photo showing the words Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, What is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned? Coronavirus Cleaning Services for Home and Business SERVPRO of East Erie County

You have access to a variety of tools and resources, including business loans and tips, advice, and more from sources you can trust. These can help you grow.

You are probably also looking for ways your business can stay clean and safe for your employees and the customers you serve. That is where our team comes in.

SERVPRO of East Erie County can make sure your business is “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” What does that mean? Let us take a closer look at the cleaning services we offer.

First, we will consult with you about your business and make an individualized cleaning plan.

Next, our technicians clean your space. They will use a high-level system to ensure you are ready for customers. We use proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards directly from the CDC.

Finally, we will certify your space. That means you can rest assured that you are ready to be open for business.

If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we are here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us 716-656-7131 to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you.

SERVPRO Document Restoration

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

A photo showing a damaged document and the SERVPRO logo SERVPRO has been operating since 1967

SERVPRO Tips to Prevent Space Heater Fires

Space heaters, electrical fires, fireplaces, and kerosene heaters are some of the causes of fires SERVPRO of Amherst/Clarence has provided emergency mitigation services and cleaning. There are more fires during the cold months over any other season. Space heaters are behind 79 percent of deadly home heating fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Most of those fires start because an object sitting to closet to the heater got too hot and caught fire, but even plugging the equipment into the wrong outlet could put you in danger.

  • Make sure the space heater has the seal of a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
  • Make sure the heater is equipped with a tip-over safety switch, which automatically shuts off the heater if the unit gets falls over.
  • Select a heater properly sized for the room.
  • Install smoke alarms for every floor of your home, outside all sleeping areas and inside each bedroom. Test them once a month and change batteries every 6 months or sooner.
  • Have carbon monoxide detectors set up on every level. High levels of carbon monoxide can cause headaches, sickness, and death.

With over 48 years of experience SERVPRO of Amherst/Clarence operated and owned by Jennifer Sullivan-McLear, Bill and Pat Sullivan are the company you can trust for your cleaning needs.

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.

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!

Fire Extinguisher Use for your Business

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

A fire extinguisher in protective glass case It's very important to regularly check your fire extinguisher gauge to evaluate it's lifetime

It’s important to have a fire extinguisher available in your place of business. It is very possible that a fire extinguisher will put out a small fire and save your business thousands of dollars in damages. It is important to educate your employees on the use of a fire extinguisher and the hazards that may come from fighting a small fire. Be sure to provide this education annually and when the employee is first hired.

In the event of a small fire, before using the fire extinguisher pull the fire alarm and call the fire department.

To operate the fire extinguisher,

  1. Pull the pin
  2. Aim low by pointing the extinguisher at the base of the fire
  3. Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent
  4. Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until the fire is out

If the fire has spread beyond a small fire or you have any doubt in your ability to fight the fire, evacuate the building immediately and wait for the fire department to arrive.

SERVPRO is always available to assist you in the event of a fire and will make cleanup quick and easy.

Do You Have an Evacuation Plan in Place?

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

A building map with guidelines for fire escape This guideline clearly marks exits and exit routes

Dangers such as fire and toxic chemical spills warrant immediate evacuation from your business. It’s important to have a plan in place in the case of an emergency. By having a plan in place that has been properly practiced by all employees, you will ensure that everyone remains calm and exits safely. Have a clear chain of command with someone in charge who can designate duties and order the evacuation. Have specific routes and exits for evacuation purposes. This includes a floor diagram that has exits and exit routes clearly marked.

Preparation and planning ahead will ensure the safest evacuation possible. Be sure that you are aware of your businesses plan for evacuation and ensure that all employees are also well versed in the plan.

What is Mold?

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growing on a wall Mold can grow nearly anywhere once there's moisture

Mold is a fungus that consists of tiny organisms. It grows is places with lots of moisture, such as basements, windows, pipes, or places with recent water damage. Mold enters your home through open doorways, windows, and vents. Once mold has found an area of excessive moisture, it will begin to rapidly grow. Larger mold infestations can be easily spotted or smelled, but can cause effects on your health and wellbeing. It’s best to deal with mold immediately and SERVPRO has a highly trained team of technicians and the proper equipment to deal with a mold infestation. We will start the mold remediation process immediately to prevent a major infestation. The faster the response, the less damage the mold can cause to your business. Call SERVPRO of East Erie County today if you have mold growing.

Are You Prepared For a Pipe Break? SERVPRO of East Erie County is.

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

A pipe broke in the ceiling causing drywall to fall down and water leaking out A Nursing home in Lancaster suffered from a late night pie break. SERVPRO to the rescue

Cold temperatures are on the way and this means you must protect your business and home from frozen pipes.  It’s very common in Buffalo, New York and surrounding cities to experience arctic cold temperatures causing pipes to freeze.  This causes many challenges for businesses and for the residential community. The water in the pipes will freeze and expand, this will cause damage to the metal or plastic pipe causing it to burst.  The pipe will leak until you turn off the main water valve.  After that you will need to call SERVPRO and a plumber to start fixing the havoc it created.  The common areas for pipe breaks is in the attic or an exterior wall.  SERVPRO comes in to remove the standing water and sets up drying equipment to immediately prevent further damages.  After surveying the damage, SERVPRO might recommend removing carpeting, dry wall and insulation.  The age of the home must be checked to ensure that there is no hazardous materials in the structure before demo.  SERVPRO’s trained staff works fast and efficiently to minimize damage and down time of your business.  Should you experience and water damage from a pipe break, know you can contact SERVPRO of East Erie County 24/7/365 at 716-656-7131

Commercial Water Damage

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

A commercial water damage in Cheektowaga, NY

Commercial Water Damage In Buffalo, NY

Commercial water damage surprises Buffalo business owners every time it happens. Everyone knows that the sprinkler system is there to stop fire damage, but no one understands the damage that happens when it engages. Fortunately, SERVPRO has the experience, training, and equipment to restore an office or a kitchen back to their original state.

Sprinklers soak everything, that is what they are supposed to do to prevent the spread of fire. Paper documents, cardboard storage boxes, and books quickly turn to a mush and must be thrown out. If the final condition is not an issue and the business owner needs to keep original contracts, we can preserve the legibility of our technicians can get them spread out on a dry surface. We use air movers to blow warm, dry air over the paper gently and while we cannot return the items to their original condition or look, we can preserve the image in many cases.

The item that usually catches the most damage next is the carpet. SERVPRO technicians use extraction wands to draw out water without damaging the nape of the carpet. If there is a carpet pad, we remove and dispose of it. Pads quickly deteriorate when they become wet, and they are cheaper to replace rather than attempt to restore. Once we remove the water, crew members use the air movers again to force warm, dry air across the surface to dry it out while preventing mold.

SERVPRO can make your life easier and get you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”
If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Commercial Restoration, call SERVPRO of East Erie County 716-656-7131

Restoring Your Cheektowaga Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Events In A Commercial Property Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Buffalo commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of East Erie County

SERVPRO of East Erie County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Are You Prepared for Flooding in Cheektowaga ?

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Are You Prepared for Flooding in Cheektowaga ?

The likelihood of flooding, even if you live in an area where excess water is unusual, has increased thanks to climate change. If there is a chance for rain, floods are possible.

A flood is defined as when two or more acres or properties are completely or partially submerged by water.

But if flooding happens, the legal definition might be the least of your worries. Instead, you will be worried about cleanup and restoration. Continue reading this blog for helpful information on how to prepare for a flood: no ark necessary.

###1. Electricity In the case of an emergency, you always need to have a generator on hand. It is impossible to know if power lines will still be working after a flood or if the usual electric resources will be available and working. Plenty of variables will determine the type of generator you need.

Don’t forget that water conducts electricity, and a flood means lots of excess water. When flooding is imminent, appliances should immediately be moved to higher ground.

###2. Risk Become familiar with the risk of flooding in your area, using FEMA or your local government’s website. You will be more prepared if you know when floods are likely and what causes them. For the Cheektowaga, Depew and West Seneca area, start here.

It’s also smart to purchase a weather radio and become adept at using it so that you will be forewarned of severe weather events that are on the way.

###3. Emergency Prep Is your emergency kit properly prepped for a flood? Your prep kit should include extra water since flooding can contaminate water sources, important documents sealed in waterproof storage, plus extra food supplies. For more information on how to pack an emergency kit, read this guide.

###4. Evacuation Planning for evacuation includes two steps. Start by researching your local government’s official evacuation plan. Then, create a personal evacuation plan with your family that includes emergency communication modes. Practice the evacuation route until everyone is familiar and comfortable with it.

Once the floor waters recede, you’ll want to have a plan in place for clean up. SERVPRO® of East Erie County is ready to help and make it like it never even happened.

Call 716-656-7131

Commercial Building Restoration Services

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

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