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Spring Cleaning Tips for the Office!

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Spring Cleaning Tips for the Office! SERVPRO Technicians ready to clean!

As the warmer weather breaks through, it is important to kick the winter time colds out and get a fresh new start. Get a few tips/ideas of areas to clean that hold a lot of bacteria that don’t always come to mind first.

  • Get a compressed air blower to clean out your keyboard
  • Use anti-bacterial cleaner to wipe down chairs, keyboard, mouse, phones, etc.
  • Microfiber towels will pick up more than a regular towel

When it comes to heavy traffic areas, like carpets, rugs and floors, the team at SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can perform commercial carpet cleaning to have your floors ready for summer time weather. Technicians are capable of cleaning businesses and commercial buildings of any size, even after hours so that normal business production is not interrupted.

Call us at (585)-723-1990

Property Managers - Why you Need to Think Ahead!

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Managers - Why you Need to Think Ahead! Heavy water flooding causes damage to contents

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 NW 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 (5850- 723-1990.

What you Need to Know to Keep your Family Safe from a Fire

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What you Need to Know to Keep your Family Safe from a Fire Smoke Detector

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is an independently owned and operated franchise, in which was started by family. We understand the significance of keeping our family and loved ones safe to prevent any tragedies. Follow the tips below to ensure your smoke detectors are operating to their full potential.

  1. Batteries in a smoke detector should be replaced every 6 Months
  2. Clean off any dust on the unit as it may interfere with the sensor
  3. Test your smoke alarm to ensure that it is working properly
  4. Discuss with family members on a fire escape plan

In the event of a fire or smoke damage, please call SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to help get your home or property back to normal.

Call us at (585)-723-1990

How to Detect Mold in your Home

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of NW Monroe County we have several certified and trained technicians (specifically in mold) that can come to your home and treat whether small or large, we have you covered. Below you will find a few tips on how to detect mold in its early stages before it grows and expands further in your home.

  • A musty odor
  • Physical Symptoms such as, runny nose, irritated skin, red eyes, sneezing and coughing

(This can be differentiated from a typical cold if the person loses the symptoms when they are not in the home)

TIP: If the affected area of mold is small, and can be treated with bleach without harm, it is suggested to clean with bleach and water. Please let it dry completely.

If the problem persists, and the bleach does not do the trick, don’t panic. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is here to help!

Please give us a call for more information at (585)-723-1990

How to Know you have Hired the Professionals

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of NW Monroe County there is a team of certified and trained technicians who perform mold remediations 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 NW 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)-723-1990

Rainy Season is Here, SERVPRO can help with your Flood!

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is highly trained and equipped to respond quicker to any size storm or flood damage, with the ability to return the affected area it to pre-storm condition. Although Rochester, NY is not likely to experience severe flooding, don’t under estimate the power of rain and its ability to find its way into your home, or building! With access to help from technicians at other franchises all over the country,  they are able to assist in a clean up of any size. They are happy to help in a storm situation whether it is a residential home or a large commercial property, we are ready to help make it like it was before any damage happened!

Have Damage from a Storm or Flood? – We are here to help!

Call SERVPRO of NW Monroe County (585)-723-1990.

Hidden Water Damages

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hidden Water Damages This is an example of water that was hidden in the ceiling.

Visible water damages are quite the hassle to deal with, but what happens when your home suffers from a water damage loss that you don’t notice right away? Not all water damages are visible. Water can be hidden or trapped within the walls of a structure and if the water is left untreated, a Domino Effect of damages like mold growth can/will occur. When water damages are left untreated, the mitigation process becomes more costly.

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County has the ability to come into homes and offices for moisture inspections to avoid these issues. Using the latest thermal image processing available, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can come into a home or office and screen for any hidden or trapped water. Say for example, a pipe breaks or an appliance leaks, on an upper level, you is to say that water is not trapped in the space between floors? Despite a surface feeling dry, it is still possible for the interior to be wet. It is always better to play it safe, than be sorry when it comes to water damages. The professionals of SERVPRO of NW Monroe County are able to take non-invasive measures to identify and dry hidden water damages.

If you are unsure whether you could have any hidden water damages or notice any peculiar odors coming from walls or surfaces that could trap water, call a profession company like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County. They operate 24/7 for a range of mitigation and restoration processes like water damage mitigation and mold remediation. For more information, give the office a call at (585)-723-1990, visit their website, or check out the Facebook page!

How to Prevent Mold From Growing In your House

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Prevent Mold From Growing In your House This home suffered from a mold invasion that SERVPRO of NW Monroe County took care of.

One of the last things that anyone wants growing in their home is mold. While there are always mold spores in the air of your home, when the spores come in contact with moisture and humid conditions, mold colonizes and requires mold remediation. While mold can be tricky, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to offer some suggestions to help prevent the need for mold remediation.

If you keep your home at a warmer temperature and have a dehumidifier handy, mold colonizations are easier to prevent. Ventilation is also an important thing to think about. Air moisture should be circulated out of the house to help reduce the need for mold remediation. This can be done by running ceiling fans and/or opening windows during warm weather. During the winter, Blinds should be opened to help air moisture not build up behind the blinds.

If you do find yourself in need of mold remediation services, trust a company like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to help get rid of pesky mold. They have been trusted for generations to help restore homes to their optimal state. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Lesser Known Tricks to Preventing Mold

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Lesser Known Tricks to Preventing Mold This basement in Northern Monroe County suffered from a mold growth.

Most people know the basics about mold and its ideal environment. Mold loves moisture and dark areas, but SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to educate its patrons on some lesser known mold information: tips to reduce the need for mold remediation.

First off, being located in Rochester, our winters can be quite snowy. When we walk into our homes with our shoes on, we are likely tracking snow into the house. The snow melts into carpets and increases the moisture in your home. Pay attention to any unusual carpet odors and clean your carpets more frequently in the winter to greatly reduce the risk for the need of mold remediation. It is also important to use the exhaust fans when showering. If the fan is not used, a lot of water moisture is collected in the air and then the moisture spreads through the house. Running the fan is a great help when trying to prevent mold colonization and the need for mold remediation. Finally, invest in some household plants. English ivy and snake plants are great at collecting air moisture and filtering mold spores.

If you suspect that your house is growing mold, feel free to reach out to SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to ask about their mold remediation services. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is family-owned and operated and has been trusted to repair households for many years. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Insulation Water Damage

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Insulation Water Damage This water loss, seeped into the walls and the rough, damaging the insulation inside the walls.

It’s that time of the year again, when the snow falls and melts and there is an excess amount of water around. Unfortunately, that means that there is an increased risk of water intrusion into your home and a risk of water damage. When water intrusion happens, the insulation in the walls of your home sucks up a lot of water and the insulation becomes water damaged.

When insulation becomes water damaged, the question is whether or not the material is salvageable. The SERVPRO of NW Monroe County team can swiftly determine the state of the insulation and are able to provide advice on the best water damage mitigation approach. The advice may to be to remove and replace the insulation or to provide fans that can dry the insulation. Whatever the advice may be, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County works in the interest of their clients and their clients homes. When insulation is water damaged, it is best to work quickly because it increases the risk of mold colonization. Luckily, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is a company that specializes in both water damaged mitigation, as well as mold remediation.

If you have a water intrusion, or suspect your insulation is water damaged, contact SERVPRO of NW Monroe County. They make it their business to make it “Like it never happened.” so that people don’t have to worry about their homes in addition to their other worries. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!