Recent Water Damage Posts

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."

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.”

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.

Why Restoration for Water Damage?

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO team works to restore a home after water damage Restoration saves you money, time, and stress!

As soon as water damage hits your home, it’s hard to not start thinking about restoring your belongings and property. SERVPRO prioritizes restoration over replacement, and we’re here to help you. Our dedicated team will work to restore any damaged belongings or areas of your home to its previous condition. We take time and care to make sure that you are satisfied with the condition of your home and belongings. Restoration saves you time and money! Replacement can be expensive and time consuming. So don’t replace those items with sentimental value, get them restores by our team who will work tirelessly to restore your items from water damage.

If your home or business requires water damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO of East Erie County at 716-656-7131

Weather warm up coming for Erie County

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Melting snow in Erie County A lawn in Erie County caused flooding in a basement SERVPRO was on the job.

With the warm weather back for the next week or so we can expect lots of flooding throughout Erie County. Once this snow melts a lot of us are going to see flooded basements, backyards, backed up drains and just water messes all around. Let SERVPRO help with any flooding or water  issues. With over 47 years in business water restoration is our specialty. whether it be a flooded basement, backed up sewage drain, or just a general cleaning,  give SERVPRO a call. Buffalo weather is so unpredictable, SERVPRO is always there to count on. SERVPRO carries industrial drying Equipment and can dry out any flooding caused due to melting snow or backed up drains.  While the weather is warm why not get your furnace ducts cleaned. We offer competitive pricing on all on residential and commercial duct cleaning. So give us a call and let SERVPRO make it like it never happens.

Do you know what the IICRC is?

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

The logo of the IICRC An IICRC firm means your getting the best

What is the IICRC?  “The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the cleaning and restoration industry. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 60,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,000 Certified Firms around the world.”

The IICRC establishes guidelines on the proper way to approach a loss situation.  It sets standards and certificates for cleaning, water damage, fire/soot cleaning, mold remediation, odor removal, carpet cleaning, trauma/biohazard situations and more. Not only our technicians are certified but SERVPRO is an IICRC certified firm.

SERVPRO of East Erie County is a leading provider of restoration services. The IICRC guidelines assure you receive the best restoration service in the industry when you call us at 716-656-7131

In this Business Timing Is Everything!

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Orange house SERVPRO logo with a green background SERVPRO of East Erie County serving Depew, Lancaster, West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Alden and surrounding areas.

Flooding and water emergencies do not wait for regular business hours and neither do we.

Our IICRC certified technicians at SERVPRO of East Erie County is ready to provid emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — including all holidays!  We are there when disaster strikes! 

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of East Erie County is operated by the Sullivan family since 1972. Our staff is ready to help!

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 at (716) 656-7131

Water Damage Leads to Mold

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leads to Mold. Calling SERVPRO was the right decision for this home owner.

The sewer backed up causing a large amount of feces to cover the basement floor. The loss went unnoticed for a few days and developed into a mold remediation project. We had to completely remove all walls, ceilings and content from the basement followed by specialized cleaning.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (716) 656-7131

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

DRYBOOK DOCUMENTATION ON WATER DAMAGES

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

DRYBOOK DOCUMENTATION ON WATER DAMAGES SERVPRO of East Erie County technicians document the entire drying process.

DRYBOOK™ DOCUMENTATION SERVPRO of East Erie County professionals use the latest technology to help ensure your property is dried quickly and efficiently.  DryBook™ is a proprietary tool that:

  • Manages industry drying requirements.
  • Provides real-time documentation on the drying process.
  • Validates that services are executed to standard.
  • Reports to all stakeholders involved. 
  • Allows real-time updates through DryBook™ Mobile integration. 

This improves results and restores your property at a faster rate, getting you back in your home or business sooner. The bottom line? SERVPRO of East Erie County has the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of East Erie County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

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

Ice Dam

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

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