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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.


Preventative Maintenance for Residential Water Damage

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water damages can lead to massive disasters in your home. Whether it is a flood, a water leak, or general condensation build up in household equipment, professional companies like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offer 24/7 services to remedy these issues before any water damage repairs need to be undertaken.

HVAC Cleanings

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offers HVAC cleanings to remove moisture from HVAC machines. This is incredibly important in the summer because the humidity and moisture in the air is filtered through the HVAC machine and can potentially cause water damage. HVAC cleanings extend the life of the equipment, a much cheaper alternative than replacing the machine.

Odor Removal

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County also offers odor removal and deodorizing treatments. Often times when a smell in a home appears, it is due to a water leak that is creating mildew. If ignored, a water leak is sure to cause water damage within a home. Speedy service is essential to absorbing the costs of potential water damages in a home.

Water damages leach the life out of home equipment and are responsible for costly home repairs. However, with quick and efficient mitigation services, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County utilizes a general rule of thumb: restoring is exponentially cheaper than replacing. For questions about HVAC cleanings and Odor Removal treatments, call SERVPRO of NW Monroe County at (585) 723-1990, check their website, or go take a look at their Facebook and Twitter page.

Property Managers - What you need know!

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Unexpected water damage can be a devastating situation to anyone. From losing personal property to sometimes having to stay at an alternative residence until mitigation is complete, especially in apartment complexes, condos, or any other multi-unit properties.

It is so important for property management companies to prepare for the worst, given the large amount of people and personal property that can be affected. In an emergency situation it is important to take action as quickly as possible to avoid any further damage and to try to salvage what can be saved before it is too late.

In order to prepare for an emergency situation, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County can create an Emergency Ready Plan with your property manager that indicated all of the important aspects of the property. Example: Flooring Type, Number of Units, Electrical Box Locations, etc. This will help the team at SERVPRO to be prepared even quicker as they will already have a better idea how many technicians and pieces of equipment will be necessary prior to arriving.

For any commercial damage or cleaning needs, please give SERVPRO of NW Monroe County a call at (585) 247-9090.

How to Know that you have Hired the Professionals!

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of SW Monroe County there is a team of certified and trained technicians who perform mold remediation of any size, and any property time. Whether it be small, large, a home or a commercial building, they are here to help you! Although there are many companies that can perform the work, it is important to remember the following notes to ensure you have hired a professional team, that is reliable and going to treat the affected area properly to return it to its original state.

  • All technicians should be properly dressed in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), including Tyveks, gloves and respirators.
  • Mold spores can get into other areas of the home, or in the HVAC system and cause issues elsewhere. That’s why it is important for large mold areas to be contained with the proper material and if large enough a negative pressure system will be placed.
  • All chemicals used in your home should be properly labeled and identified. Let your technicians know if you have any known allergies.

SERVPRO of SW Monroe County can ensure that if you choose to use them, you are choosing a team of technicians with integrity whom care for the health and well-being of your family, and home.

Please give us a call for more information at (585)-247-9090

Information about Water Mitigation!

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

If the worst happens, and you find yourself with a flooded home or business, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County should be your first call to take care of water damages. They are the premier water damage restoration and mold remediation company for residents in and around Rochester, NY. No matter how large or small the project, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County has the emergency water damage repair strategies needed to bring your property back to its original state before the water damages.

If you’re facing water damage, you can count on SERVPRO of NW Monroe County for any and all of the following:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service: Call SERVPRO of SW Monroe County any hour of any day. They will work with you to determine what materials and equipment they should bring to address your situation. Their technicians will arrive at your property quickly to begin restoration services.
  • Thorough Inspection Procedures: The professionals of SERVPRO of SW Monroe County are trained to perform an extensive examination of your property address any safety concerns. They will also move any furniture or items that could create stains or marks on your flooring.
  • Superior Procedures And Equipment: The technicians undergo rigorous (and ongoing) training through SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility, and maintain Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) industry certifications. They use advanced water removal and drying equipment to restore your home efficiently. Throughout the process, they document the steps taken to ensure that your home or business is ready to be inhabited.

SERVPRO of SW Monroe County is a proven and trusted leader in the industry, and as a locally owned and operated business, they are an invested member of the community. They will respond to a water damage emergency quickly to stave off secondary damage and mold. For more information about the services provided by SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, visit them online or call them at (585) 247-9090 today.