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Mold & Allergies!

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies like mold, dust, dander, and pollen and rely on companies like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County for mold remediation and home cleaning services. While there is no cure for allergies, there are preventative measures available to alleviate symptoms. Many people associate medications to ease allergy symptoms, but there are in fact a few home cleaning techniques that can improve an allergy sufferer’s quality of life. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers a range of mold remediation and cleaning services to reduce and eliminate mold, dust, dander and pollen in homes.

We love our pets, but carpets are magnets for collecting dust, animal dander, and mold which are sure to make most allergy sufferers sneeze. Vacuuming collects some of the allergens, but often times the motion sends the dust and dander floating to another location. Additionally carpets collect moisture and become moldy over time. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County uses state-of -the-art equipment to tackle the most challenging carpet cleaning tasks to remove dust and dander and use specialized equipment for mold remediation as well.

Any allergist will tell you that an HVAC is the optimal home circulation technique, but it doesn’t eliminate allergens completely. Dust and pollen build up in HVAC machines and then in turn, circulate through a home. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers HVAC cleanings to improve the air quality in homes and eliminate the potential of allergens circulating. Cleaning an HVAC also reduces the potential of mold growth and is an effective mold remediation service.

In addition to their services of fire and water damage repair, the team at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offer mold remediation and home cleaning services to reduce allergens. For questions about carpet cleanings and HVAC cleanings, call SERVPRO at (585) 247-9090, check out their website, and don’t forget to find them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Mold Prevention Tips!

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is an essential part of the environment as it is responsible for breaking down natural matter in an ecological system. While vital in nature, mold is responsible for numerous health risks. In the event of mold growth in a home, mold remediation services should be employed.

SERVPRO of SW Monroe County is a certified, professional mold remediation service. Located all across the country, SERVPRO is a tried and true name in the cleanup and restoration service industry. In a mold growth situation, companies like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County can be trusted to effectively and efficiently remove mold growths. Furthermore, there are a few mold remediation techniques that any home owner can employ for supplementary mold deterrents.

  • Plants: There are an abundance of natural plants that filter the air, capture mold spores, and look nice in a home. Some easily available examples are English Ivy, Bamboo, and Snake Plants. These plants have been proven to also remove toxins from the air to improve the air quality and reduce the need for mold remediation services.
  • Vinegar Spray: In many cases, vinegar has been proven to halt the growth of mold until mold remediation services are employed. Use gloves and a spray bottle filled with only vinegar to stop the mold from growing and then contact a professional company like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County to complete the mold remediation process.
  • Baking Soda: Baking soda is fantastic at removing mold scents. Sprinkle baking soda on mold to stop the mold from smelling and while you are at it; contact a mold remediation service like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County to complete the mold remediation service.
  • Dehumidifiers: The optimal environment for mold is warm and damp area like a kitchen or a bathroom. Rather than being faced with a mold growth, using a dehumidifier is effective at preventing a growth from happening and it lowers the risk for the need of mold remediation services.

Often times, mold can be overlooked as it grows in unexpected areas. In the event of mold growth in a home, let a reliable company like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County employ their expert mold remediation services. For questions, please call SERVPRO of SW Monroe County at (585) 247-9090, visit their website, or visit their Facebook or Twitter page.

Commercial Vandalism Clean Up

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, there are times when businesses get broken into and vandalized. It’s just a sad part of reality and it makes us distrustful of others. In times like this, it’s important to know that there are companies out there like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County who you can trust and who offer professional commercial services in addition to their fire and water damage services.

Rochester is our home and for many of us it holds a place in our heart. Tragically, Rochester boasts a notorious reputation for extremely high crime per capita. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County hears too many stories of local businesses being broken into and damaged by intruders. For this reason it is of upmost importance for SERVPRO of SW Monroe County to be available 24/7, to lend our support to the victims of vandalism. While the first step should be to alert the local authorities, as soon as your property is cleared to be cleaned, lean on a company like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County for support. They are professionals in commercial service cleanings and hold rigorous standards for the work they complete.

In an optimal world, there would be no crime and no need for services to correct damages to your local business. In the unfortunate event that your business is a victim of vandalism, contact a tried and true company like SERVPRO of SW Monroe Count to employ their professional commercial services. If you have any questions, please call at (585) 247-9090, visit their website, add them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

How to Avoid Pipe Ruptures in your Business

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers a wide range of services, from fire and water damages to commercial cleaning services, with the greatest quantity of cases revolving around water damage. Plenty of their water damage cases this year were weather related, but the overwhelming majority were the result of plumbing and pipe related breaks.

Rochester is notorious for cold winters, which is the optimal environment for a pipe to burst and cause water damage. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County has a few tips to avoid this dilemma. Starting as early as the spring or summer, the pipes of your home should be checked to make sure there are no existing leaks or cracks. Any issues with the pipes are easier to resolve in the warmer months before the water has a chance to freeze and crack the pipes further.  When the winter time inevitably comes and you suspect that your pipes are frozen, there are a few more options to prevent them from bursting and causing water damage. First, it is important to make sure that the temperature surrounding the pipes does not reach 32 degrees, the freezing point of water. If possible, try to utilize pre-existing home circulation systems to keep pipes heated. Also, there are products like heat tape that can be wrapped around pipes to keep them insulated. Finally, disconnect any garden hoses connected to outside faucets and install faucet insulators to avoid pipe ruptures and water damage.

As always in upstate New York, winter is coming and it is never too early to prepare. In the event of any pipe rupture or general water damage, call SERVPRO of SW Monroe County to receive professional care. For questions, call (585) 247-9090, visit their website, add them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

Electrical Fire Prevention

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Modern electronics have revolutionized our way of life and most Americans use a whole slew of electronics each day that need charging. Without a doubt, electronics have improved the lives of millions, however home electrical fires are responsible for over 50,000 fires and $1.3 billion in fire damage losses in any given year. Thankfully, companies like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County specialize in tasks regarding fire damages and offer 24/7 services to mitigate losses.

In addition to their fire damage services, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to offer electrical safety advice to all. First and foremost, for the little ones like children and pets, it is important to cover unused outlets to avoid any accidents. Similarly, keeping cords neat and tidy not only reduce clutter, but reduce the risk of a fire and fire damages. Appliances that generate heat should never have objects draped on them and should be given several inches of space for proper air circulation to avoid a fire and fire damages. A bit redundant, but electronics should never be used with wet hands for personal safety. Perhaps the most underrated advice is to unplug objects like phone cords and laptop chargers after using them. This greatly reduces heat buildup and the risk of starting a home fire and creating fire damages.

Following proper electrical safety guidelines exponentially reduces the risk of an electrical home fire and fire damages. While risks can be minimized, they cannot be eliminated and that is why companies like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County are dedicated to providing fire damage services amongst other specialties. For questions, call (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Storm Flood Damage

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

It seems that Rochester has been hit hard this year with rain and wind storms that have caused plenty of storm damage, but did you know the rainiest month for Rochester is actually August? The Farmer’s Almanac predicts that Rochester will still have plenty of showers and thunder storms throughout the rest of July and August. With all of the rain that Rochester has received, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to offer you some helpful tips about staying safe during a flood.

Before a flood happens, it is imperative to be prepared for the worst. It is recommended that an emergency kit is prepared and stays in the car for a quick escape. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County also recommends reviewing your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if it covers flooding or storm damages. In the event of a flood, it is crucial that you leave the area as floods are unpredictable. If possible, professionals recommend that you travel on roads that are on higher ground and stay evacuated until the local authorities clear the area. Unfortunately during a flood, many homes suffer from water and storm damage. If there is a flood, let a seasoned name like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offer their professional mitigation services to mend any flood damages.

In early June, just shy of 15 inches of rain fell in Rochester, NY and the effects were devastating for some. The storm damages were so extensive that Governor Cuomo allocated $45 million to remedy the damages. If you or anyone you know experienced any flood damages, partner with a company like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to receive certified care for your home. For questions, visit the website, call them at (585) 723-1990, or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

Roof Water Damage

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Understanding the condition of your roof is imperative when it comes to preventing water intrusion and water damages. Roofs are already one of the priciest home improvements and adding water damage into the mix is sure to exponentially increase the price tag of a water damage and intrusion fix. Given that this summer in Rochester was quite tumultuous, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County has already had to patch up many roofs, but before winter, it would be an excellent idea to figure out the state of your roof to see if it needs any fixing.

                Some main topics of concern when checking your roof for potential weak spots are if the shingles are damaged, if any nails have backed or fallen out, clogged gutters, or skylights that weren’t properly installed. Out of this bunch, damaged shingles are the most common culprits of intrusion that causes water damage. Missing or damaged shingles allow a lower layer of the roof to experience Mother Nature and the water damage that happens to the roof will eventually work its way into a house. For similar reasons, it is important to make sure all nails are properly intact. Clogged gutters do not allow the water to flow naturally down the side of the house, but rather pool into location and can cause water damage. Again, this is fairly similar to the skylights that let water pool in one location and wear away at a roof in one spot.

                For any questions concerning SERVPRO of NW Monroe County’s water damage services or their other services, contact the office at (585) 723-1990, visit the website, or add them on Facebook!

Mold Allergens

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies like mold, dust, dander, and pollen and rely on companies like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County for mold remediation and home cleaning services. While there is no cure for allergies, there are preventative measures available to alleviate symptoms. Many people associate medications to ease allergy symptoms, but there are in fact a few home cleaning techniques that can improve an allergy sufferer’s quality of life. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers a range of mold remediation and cleaning services to reduce and eliminate mold, dust, dander and pollen in homes.

We love our pets, but carpets are magnets for collecting dust, animal dander, and mold which are sure to make most allergy sufferers sneeze. Vacuuming collects some of the allergens, but often times the motion sends the dust and dander floating to another location. Additionally carpets collect moisture and become moldy over time. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County uses state-of -the-art equipment to tackle the most challenging carpet cleaning tasks to remove dust and dander and use specialized equipment for mold remediation as well.

Any allergist will tell you that an HVAC is the optimal home circulation technique, but it doesn’t eliminate allergens completely. Dust and pollen build up in HVAC machines and then in turn, circulate through a home. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers HVAC cleanings to improve the air quality in homes and eliminate the potential of allergens circulating. Cleaning an HVAC also reduces the potential of mold growth and is an effective mold remediation service.

In addition to their services of fire and water damage repair, the team at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offer mold remediation and home cleaning services to reduce allergens. For questions about carpet cleanings and HVAC cleanings, call SERVPRO at (585) 247-9090, check out their website, and don’t forget to find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Hire the Fire Restoration Experts!

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Is restoration possible after a fire blazes through your property? If you live in and around Rochester, NY, thanks to the innovative and proven strategies available from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, fire damage repair is not only possible, it’s available right when you need it.

When a fire strikes, firefighters use water to calm the fire. This leaves you facing both water damage and fire damage. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can handle both of these issues. They will work quickly to stop damage as soon as possible. An assessment of the damage is completed, and to prevent any further need for repairs, tarps are installed when necessary. If signs of water are detected, water excavation services are completed right away using specialized tools. Next, their trained technicians move on to eradicate any signs of smoke or soot from all the surfaces in the home.

When you hire SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, you can count on:

  • Fast Response Times: The company promises to respond immediately to your fire damage emergencies. The sooner a professional responds, the faster fire damages can be contained.
  • Certified Technicians: Their team of trained specialists include Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT). Their experts can also tackle carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more.
  • Their Approach: The company prides itself in a restore vs. replace mentality, which can save you money in the long run. This approach also allows you to keep sentimental pieces.

For more information on the fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, visit them online or call (585) 723-1990 for emergency fire damage repair.

Be Prepared for a Storm!

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

With storm season swiftly approaching New York, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County has been emphasizing the importance of emergency storm preparedness. As the Rochester, NY, area’s leading storm damage restoration experts, they are very familiar with the risks posed by storms, including the best ways to prepare for them. Here, they focus on the benefits of having a backup generator.

5 Benefits of Having a Backup Generator During a Storm

1. Don’t Get Stuck in the Dark

A backup generator, especially a standby generator that automatically kicks in during power failures, will ensure your home stays well-lit. Without having to rely on flashlights or candles, your family will be able to go about their business without getting stuck in the dark.

2. Remain Comfortable

Without adequate power, you won’t be able to use heating or air conditioning, which can be devastating if temperatures are extreme. If the power goes out this winter, for example, a generator will allow you to stay warm until regular power is restored.

3. Food Won’t Spoil

If a power outage lasts more than a few days, refrigerated food can easily spoil. But with a backup generator in place, your food will last longer, and you won’t have to rely on dry goods or eating out.

4. Maintain Communications

Storm damage restoration experts will agree that it’s vital to have radio contact — and even better to have internet and television access, too. This will allow you to stay apprised of weather updates and to reach out for help in case of emergency.

5. Control Flooding

Having a backup generator is especially helpful for preventing your basement from flooding. If you have a sump pump, devise a plan for how it can continue working, even during a power outage. This will save you a lot on emergency water damage repair costs.


If you live near Rochester, NY, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County hopes you’ll turn to them in the event you ever need storm damage restoration services. Just call (585) 723-1990 to make an inquiry. They have extensive experience in water and fire restoration, as well as other cleanup services, and take pride in helping people get their lives back to normal. For more storm damage restoration information, please visit their website.