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Water damage sources

Water damage sources

Water damage can come from any number of sources.  Water could come from a broken pipe, an overflowing toilet, a failed water heater, or a bad storm.  In this unusual instance, an above ground pool collapsed sending water crashing through the back door, instantly flooding the entire finished basement.

Drying Equipment

Drying Equipment

After extracting water from carpets, moisture still remains in the affected areas.  Think of it like your laundry - even though the spin cycle removes a lot of the moisture in the washing machine, you still put your clothes through the dryer.  SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island uses dehumidifiers and air movers to remove any remaining moisture to ensure that the home is healthy and dry.

 

In this photo, water came from the room above, so two air movers are aimed at the ceiling, one is drying the carpet and the dehumidifier works to reduce humidity in the entire room.

Water extraction

Water extraction

One of the most important factors in any water damage event is a good extraction.  In the photo, one of SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island's highly trained technicians uses an extraction wand to remove water from a flooded carpet. 

Mold on the underside of wooden floorboards

Mold on the underside of wooden floorboards

The mold shown in this picture was the result of a water damage that was not properly addressed by the homeowner.  A sink overflowed in the kitchen on the first level of the house, and though the room appeared to be dry after a quick mopping, they never thought to check the underside of the floor.  Moisture had gotten trapped in the insulation directly below the kitchen and kept it pressed up against the bottom side of the flooring. As a result, mold grew on the rafters and sub-floor.  SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island handled the mold remediation by removing the wet insulation, treating the affected area applied antimicrobial techniques and drying the remaining wooden structure.

SERVPRO Uses HEPA Filter Air Scrubbers on Mold Remediations

SERVPRO Uses HEPA Filter Air Scrubbers on Mold Remediations

During a mold remediation it is important to control for mold spores and other particulate matter that may become airborne.  That is why SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island uses High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter Air Scrubbers.  The picture here shows just how much dust and debris one Air Scrubber can capture and clean out of the air on a typical job site.

Mold being HEPA Vacuumed

Mold being HEPA Vacuumed

SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island adheres to strict industry standards of how to safely handle mold remediation.  One essential part of our procedure involves a HEPA Vacuum to remove mold spores to minimize the risk of further airborne contamination.

Fallen candle ignites laundry, causes extensive damage.

Fallen candle ignites laundry, causes extensive damage.

The fire damage in this closet was caused when a candle was accidentally knocked off the dresser into a pile of laundry on the floor.  Notice how even though the fire began on the floor, the majority of the smoke damage is up at the ceiling.  The whole bedroom where the fire started needed to have the drywall removed and the framework encapsulated.  Smoke and soot spread throughout the rest of the house and SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island worked to make this disaster, "Like it never even happened."

Encapsulated wood framing after fire damage

Encapsulated wood framing after fire damage

After a serious fire, like the one in this home, it is necessary to remove as much of the charred structure as possible.  However, smoke odor can persist even after the worst of it is gone.  This photo shows how SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island encapsulated the remaining framework to seal in smoke odor.

SERVPRO doing a thorough cleaning after a fire

SERVPRO doing a thorough cleaning after a fire

Tom, one of our project managers, demonstrates the proper way to remove soot and smoke residue from drywall.  The homeowner attempted to clean this fire damage by themselves and caused the soot to smear and lock permanently into the paint.  When they realized their error, they called SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island to bring much needed expertise.

Testing for Smoke Damage

Testing for Smoke Damage

One of the techniques SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island employs to determine the extent of damages caused by a fire is shown in this photo.  Our technicians use "Chemsponges" to remove soot and smoke residue from the walls and ceiling.  By placing an "X" within a square, we are able to demonstrate how much of a difference our cleaning process can make.

Overnight flood at Assisted Living Center

Overnight flood at Assisted Living Center

SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island is at the ready 24/7.  This assisted living center had a sprinkler head break in the middle of the night and SERVPRO responded immediately.  Our technicians know that a fast response is important when dealing with a commercial water damage, especially when it affects the living arrangements of our senior citizens.

Monitoring drying process at a dental office

Monitoring drying process at a dental office

When this dental office flooded, SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island came to the rescue to dry and sanitize the affected rooms.  You can see one of our Water Remediation Technicians, Kevin, in this photo taking special care to monitor the drying process.

Healthcare facility flood

Healthcare facility flood

The water damage in this healthcare facility was caused by a construction crew working after hours on a renovation.  A water supply line broke sending water throughout 17 exam rooms and labs.  SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island had a crew on site within the hour and worked late into the night to extract water.  The photo shows the special care our crews take to remove wet insulation that was trapped inside the walls.  Hospitals and doctors offices use a special type of flooring to prevent the spread of infection - so the floor and walls meet at a curve.  With this in mind, our crews cut 6 inches above the intersection to remove wet insulation and allow for easy repairs.

Retail store floods in the mall

Retail store floods in the mall

A high end retail store in the mall all of a sudden found themselves in the middle of a flood.  The restaurant next door had an ice machine break, causing the water to flood into the adjacent units.  SERVPRO arrived quickly to extract the water and get them back in business!

Monitoring water damage after heavy rains

Monitoring water damage after heavy rains

Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the area and some of that rain water found it's way into this ground level family room.  After extracting the standing water, SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island removed the carpet and pad and placed Dehumidifiers and air movers to continue drying the sheetrock.  Our technician can be seen in the background of this photo monitoring the drying progress in the walls.

SERVPRO rescues hardwood floor from storm damage

SERVPRO rescues hardwood floor from storm damage

Unusually strong winds blew rain water sideways, and into an exhaust vent in this home.  The rain water seeped through the plaster ceilings and soaked into the hardwood floors. The photo shows SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island's drying equipment including dehumidifiers, air movers and the Injectidry system.  The injectidry is specialty drying equipment that removes moisture from between and beneath the hardwood floor slats.

Winter storm causes water damage

Winter storm causes water damage

Last year's "Polar Vortex" forced freezing cold winds to blow for days throughout the area.  SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island was called in to this home after a pipe froze and caused the ceiling to collapse. 

Flooded Basement

Flooded Basement

SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island's owner, Danny Aller puts on the rubber boots and steps into 18 inches of water to assess the damages and determine a drying and restoration plan for this basement.

Safety is our #1 Concern

Safety is our #1 Concern

Each of our highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island is equipped with full face respirators.  Our crew gets FIT tested annually to make sure the masks keep them safe when handling dangerous mold.

Danny with Drying & Restoration Equipment

Danny with Drying & Restoration Equipment

Danny Aller showcases some of SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island's drying & restoration equipment. The two large machines on the right are Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers which are essential tools for drying out any water damage.

Carpet Cleaning In Action

Carpet Cleaning In Action

After cleaning the carpets at a local church, Isaiah was eager to use SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island's "Extreme Extractor". This motorized extraction tool uses the technician's body weight to squeeze more water from the carpet.

SERVPRO Ready

SERVPRO Ready

Ryan is getting one of our trucks prepared for the weekend. Whether it’s a broken pipe, a failed sump pump, or storm damage - you never know what might happen. SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island is ready for anything.

Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal Imaging Camera

Kevin demonstrates how SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island's thermal imaging camera can help locate moisture in a home or commercial building that has been affected by a flood. Notice how the bottle of water he is holding shows up a deep blue on our camera? This tool helps us determine the extent of the damage so we can make it "Like it Never Even Happened"

Christmas with SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island

Christmas with SERVPRO of Northern Staten Island

SERVPRO Of Northern Staten Island celebrated Christmas together with a Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden. Our favorite songs? River of Dreams Pressure Movin' Out We Didn't Start the Fire We ended the night with a beautiful view of the Rockefeller Christmas tree! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours!