Recent Water Damage Posts

Early Steps of Brooklyn Water Mitigation Services

11/16/2023 (Permalink)

water covering the tile floor of a kitchen Getting water out of your house after water damage is a tricky task. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for certified professionals that can get the job done.

SERVPRO® Helps with Fast Water Damage Cleanup

To put the sheer size of the borough of Brooklyn into perspective, this borough of NYC is home to the same number of inhabitants as Chicago. With 2.7 million residents, Brooklyn is one of the metropolitan area's most condensed and heavily populated portions. It has the lion's share of unique properties, venues, and cultural centers. Much like the borough motto, "Unity Makes Strength," you can see various attractions and amenities while visiting this portion of New York City. One of the greatest of these is the 58 branches of public libraries throughout all the Brooklyn neighborhoods to make books and educational resources accessible.

Much like SERVPRO's water mitigation in Brooklyn, things change fast throughout the city. For example, events come in and out of the Barclay's Center in Prospect Heights. In addition, the borough's cultural centers and education facilities constantly change with new exhibits and offerings, including the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Transit Museum, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Finally, for those looking for a unique time, head out to Coney Island in mid-June to see the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, complete with costumes and floats.

SERVPRO Mitigates Loss with Quick Steps

  • Extraction – This is water removal services to address standing surface water when we first arrive.
  • Drying – We use air movers and dehumidifiers to manage trapped water in building materials and contents.
  • Content Cleaning – We set damaged contents aside for attentive care, drying, and deodorization.
  • Emergency Repairs – We address needed repairs, demolition, and build-back services with our general contractor license.

With 2.7 million residents, disasters requiring water mitigation happen every day. Call SERVPRO of Bay Ridge when you need professionals who can help you get life back to normal fast. We are ready 24/7 at (718) 765-5572.

SERVPRO’s Water Damage Restoration Plan for Bay Ridge Homes

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO snout-nosed air mover The snout-nosed air mover supplies the centrifugal force for directing airflow to dry water damaged Bay Ridge homes. "Like it never even happened."

Effective Removal and Recovery of Water Damage

The linear footage of installed plumbing throughout your property is surprisingly large. Even a tiny hole in one of these pipe portions can cause a considerable mess.

However, disasters can severely impact your home without prompt action to shut off water flow. SERVPRO is a trusted name to help with the cleaning, drying, and repairs your property might need when facing the effects of a leak.

Water damage in Bay Ridge homes and businesses is a common threat. From pipes bursting under freezing conditions to aging appliances splitting hoses or a compromised HVAC system, water can be destructive to your home in countless ways. For this reason, we must maintain 24/7 availability so mitigation and emergency services can begin where necessary.

The Emergency Services Starting Mitigation

Our professionals must reach homes quickly when disasters strike. Water damage can move rapidly from room to room, spreading through walls and building materials as fast as these surfaces can absorb moisture. Emergency services are critical to effective recovery, as these efforts eliminate immediate pressing hazards and concerns and work to keep the situation from worsening. Multiple elements fall under this first phase of damage cleanup, which can include:

  • Water Removal
  • Utility Repairs
  • Mold Prevention
  • Content Relocation
  • Controlled Demolition

Needed Equipment for Extraction

Little can be done for a home or business suffering water damage until standing water in the structure has been removed. Because of this vital component to restoration and recovery, our technicians reach your home with multiple extraction tools and instruments to eliminate pooling water. Often, this process is a combination of pumps and vacuums.

What Principles Aid with Effective Drying?

Drying is one of the most important elements of recovering water damage to your home. Essentially, three primary principles must remain in balance to keep fast and effective drying occurring throughout our cleanup efforts. These include:

  • Temperature – The ambient temperature close by water damaged materials can affect the evaporation rate and eventual drying. We arrive with portable heaters to manipulate the temperatures in drying zones.
  • Airflow – Airflow often indicates using air movers and other high-velocity blowers to force air onto wet surfaces to encourage evaporation. Centrifugal and axial air movers are most commonly used. However, installations like ventilation fans can also help this process.
  • Humidity – It becomes critical to manage moisture in the environment and wet materials found throughout damaged areas in the house. Dehumidifiers are the principal instrument in absorbing water vapor and regulating environmental moisture to promote faster drying.

The Need for Repairs After Water Damage

Even with effective drying and recovery work, repairs and reconstruction are often inevitable. With On staff contractors With the general contracting license, we can complete controlled demolition and needed build-back services along with the restoration work. These accredited professionals save customers time and money and provide peace of mind that life returns to normal faster.

Water damage is among the most common yet complex restoration needs of homes and businesses throughout our service area. SERVPRO of Bay Ridge has experienced WRT-Certified professionals through the IICRC to help you mitigate loss and dry up the damage to your house. We are available 24/7 to help when you call (718) 765-5572.

Bay Ridge Homeowners Trust SERVPRO with Water Damage Repairs

2/6/2023 (Permalink)

LGR dehu for drying SERVPRO's advanced LGR-low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers remove airborne moisture from Bay Ridge homes. Then we can repair them when needed.

Water Damage Restoration in Bay Ridge—Call SERVPRO

Water damage to your Bay Ridge home can cause lasting structural damage if not handled promptly. Professionals like SERVPRO have the knowledge, training, and tools to ensure that the water does not cause irreparable harm to your home. We use state-of-the-art technology to restore your home to its preloss condition as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO techs use scientific principles to manipulate the drying conditions to accelerate drying while restoring water damage to your Bay Ridge home. Our IICRC-certified experts create ideal drying conditions by controlling various physical properties of the air, such as temperature, moisture content, and velocity.

The Role of Psychrometry in Water Restoration

Psychrometry is the study of air and its properties. Restorers measure the various properties of the drying air, like temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point, to evaluate whether the conditions are favorable for drying. If not, the restorers manipulate these conditions so that water evaporates more readily from the surfaces. 

  • Temperature plays an important role in speeding up the rate of evaporation. Warmer air can accommodate more moisture and dry a surface faster than cooler air.
  • Humidity is the volume of water in the vapor form in the air. The more moisture the air carries, the less efficient it is for drying. SERVPRO techs use dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air and to make conditions ideal for drying.
  • Vapor pressure is the pressure that water vapor exerts on surrounding surfaces. Wetter air has higher vapor pressure, forcing moisture into the surface rather than out of the surface. Reducing it results in an acceleration of the rate of drying.

Combining Techniques

Rather than relying on a single drying technique, SERVPRO techs use a combination of methods using strategically placed dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers to ensure that your water-damaged home dries as quickly as possible. "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Bay Ridge at (718) 765-5572 today.