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How Mold Damage Impacts HVAC in Jamestown Homes

2/15/2023 (Permalink)

an employee in PPE in a mold damaged home Our IICRC-certified technicians have the know-how and experience you are looking for when you find mold damage in your Jamestown home.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Technicians Can Restore Jamestown Properties 

An estimated 70% of homes worldwide have detectable amounts of mold. These spores exist in nearly all indoor and outdoor spaces and often travel through the air. Jamestown residents can take measures to minimize microbe populations in their homes. However, disasters can still occur that allow spores to increase and impact comfort and safety, particularly in its ventilation system.

Jamestown SERVPRO mold remediation technicians are trained to render thorough mitigation of spores and perform necessary services to return a property to a pre-damage state. While total mold removal is not possible to guarantee in any space, SERVPRO remediation techniques can eliminate the conditions that allow these microbes to spread.

Mold and its Effects on HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

HVAC systems are frequently vulnerable to microbial growth for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Leaks in or around ductwork can elevate humidity levels that help mold to grow
  • Vents that need cleaning may have dust, residues, and other organic materials for mold to settle into and feed upon
  • HVAC drainage failures or faulty dehumidification can also allow spores to spread due to the elevated humidity inside the property

If allowed to spread, mold spores can stick to a wide array of surfaces and break down organic materials by exuding digestive enzymes. On top of that, these microbial odors are unpleasant. They can spread easily when spore populations move through or settle inside a homeowner's ductwork. Many property owners are unlikely to have the tools necessary to mitigate microbes in these hard-to-reach areas fully.

While homeowners can pursue DIY remediation, it is not recommended because it can put residents at risk during the cleanup. Without quality personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper sealing of ductwork and other openings in the home, mold spores can spread and settle on different surfaces to start growing once more.

SERVPRO Mold Mitigation Training Can Safely Restore Properties

SERVPRO staff, technicians, and even franchise owners undertake extensive training and education regarding a diverse array of restoration topics, including the following:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Mold Mitigation
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Multiple categories of disasters can overlap, especially when it comes to mold. After a home structure fire, fire suppression can accelerate spore growth if the moisture is not dried in less than 48 hours after saturation. A small supply line leak behind a homeowner's washing machine can allow mold to eat away at sheetrock, caulk, or tile grout behind the appliance.

With this in mind, SERVPRO is committed to offering continuous learning opportunities for technicians and staff to stay up-to-date on restoration industry best practices.

Franchise owners, meanwhile, take on a 15-day hands-on course at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility, including demonstrative restoration training at the facility's Training House, which allows for realistic simulations of residential disaster scenarios.

SERVPRO also provides credit and non-credit courses for staff and professionals in related industries. These courses cover restoration topics like fire and water damage, structural drying, and the restoration industry's relationship with mold. 

Residents can count on SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean to make it "Like it never even happened." Call (716) 338-4901 to kick-start the restoration process.

Mold Damage Remediation in Jamestown Calls for Professional Assistance

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Ceiling Don’t let mold overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean.

SERVPRO Can Perform Mold Remediation in Your Jamestown House

The sight of mold developing in any house can send a chill up any homeowner’s spine. It is not only visually off-putting but also structurally calamitous. When it has become visible to an onlooker, it has matured and started growing, which means it can colonize your entire house if given a chance. 

Any wise person cannot sit back and watch this destructive drama. The right course of action is contacting individuals with the knowledge, experience, and means of properly handling the mold damage in your Jamestown property so that the house survives.

You do not have much to worry about, SERVPRO is just a phone call away. We have been in the business for some time, which has given us relevant experience and familiarity with the laws and standards for the safe and efficient remediation of mold infestations. Some of the qualities that set us aside are:

  • Our trained technicians are always updated on the latest procedures and policies for sanitary and safe mold remediation processes.
  • A thorough approach in assessment to ensure no problem goes unnoticed, the origin of the mold, and how it spread.
  • We have current certifications and licensing by public authorities.
  • We promise a quick response time for all our customers.

Since the cause of mold is high moisture content, our SERVPRO technicians can use equipment like moisture meters to find the source of the issue. 

We also conduct a thorough inspection, enabling us to draw the most efficient mold remediation strategy for your specific condition. This helps our SERVPRO team remediate the mold hidden in such areas as wall cavities, cabinets, attics, or A/C systems. The testing also informs us of the type and amount of mold in the house.

Over the years, SERVPRO has learned that one of the effective strategies in mold remediation involves the physical removal of the fungus, which we accomplish via containment, removal of affected materials, and treatment of the affected area.

For quick mold remediation services in Jamestown, contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Don't Just Sit There! Start the Mold Damage Remediation Process in Olean With SERVPRO Right Now

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Under Wall Paper Make haste to call SERVPRO after finding mold damage in your home. Our certified team with remediate and help prevent a recurrence.

Why SERVPRO Can Help You Defeat Recurrent Mold Damage Issues in Olean

If mold starts developing on your property, it can recur despite your best efforts to remove it, costing money and causing anguish. Defeating mold takes several steps, performed together and in time to counter microbial development. It also requires a combination of skills to remove existing colonies and neutralize spores to hinder further development. Choosing a team with IICRC-certified applied microbial remediation technicians like SERVPRO could help simplify the process.

Killing Spores

Spores are central to the process of microbial development. Successful remediation of mold damage in your Olean property must, therefore, include actions that kill spores. Our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties to stop microbial development. We also use disinfectants such as phenols, alcohol, or chlorine to destroy a wide variety of microbes. We can also use sporicides, which control bacterial and fungal spores effectively. 

Cleansing Infested Surfaces

Cleaning all materials infested by mold colonies is essential to deal with the problem and restore pre-damaged physical appearance. Such cleaning might require different approaches depending on the level of infestation. Our SERVPRO technicians HEPA vacuum surfaces to remove loose mold debris and excess spores before damp wiping. Sometimes we also use specialized techniques such as soda blasting to clean mold-infested surfaces. The sodium bicarbonate used in the process helps in many ways, including killing spores and deodorizing the affected area removing the musty odor associated with mold.

Safe Demolition of Moldy Areas

In many cases, the bulk of mold colonies develops out of site in subfloors, wall cavities, behind sinks, and other hidden areas. Controlled demolition is essential to reach such areas and remove the offending mold and any porous materials affected by the infestation. Our SERVPRO technicians are aware of the risks of releasing loose mold debris into the air when tearing down affected areas. We use plastic zipper bags to isolate the affected area from the rest of the house. We also run negative air machines in the areas we demolish, limiting the chances of spreading debris.

Mold causes different inconveniences, so swiftly eliminating it is desirable. Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 to help. We work hard to address all aspects of the infestation "Like it never even happened."

Smoke Malodors Are a Threat to Jamestown Properties

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

Soot In A Room After Fire Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

Part Of The Fire Damage Restoration of Jamestown Homes Focuses On Smoke Odor Removal. 

Odors are a natural byproduct of combustion, and specific situations can leave these fire loss effects a formidable obstacle for restoration and recovery. Certain combustible materials produce more offensive smells than others, so each case in a household is unique for the deodorization needs. Some problematic materials for making smoke odor damage include:

  • Wood
  • Drywall
  • Plastics
  • Aerosols

How Widespread is the Smoke Damage?  

A pressing question for fire damage restoration in Jamestown homes is how widespread the smoke damage has become. Not only must our team address issues like soot residues on surfaces and aerosolized smoke solids, but the threats of odors are also a rapidly spreading condition. Smells travel far beyond the ignition point through pathways like the HVAC system and structural openings, making them more of a widespread threat to the household than other post-fire effects.

Will Malodors Dissipate Naturally? 

Many property owners mistakenly believe that smoke and fire malodors will naturally disappear without direct deodorization actions. While time can lessen the severity of these fire effects, deliberate actions taken with counteractant products and deodorization tools in our inventory can remove these threats entirely.

Can Odors Be a Recurring Problem? 

One of the concerns with smoke malodors is the possibility of recurrences. Porous materials that absorb smoke vapors and aerosolized particles can continually battle the changes in the size of pores in the material as temperatures change. Certain conditions renew smoke smells from former fire damage, so odor-sealing products applied before repainting can prevent this.

Odors are a struggle for property owners and can be one of the more challenging obstacles in restoring comfortable living conditions for house occupants. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team can help through all facets of fire and smoke damage cleanup for your home or business, and we are available 24/7 when you call (716) 338-4901.

Fire Damage In Your Jamestown Home

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

After Fire Damage The presence of hazardous soot and smoke residues throughout a home can be a substantial obstacle for homeowners to face.

Pre-Cleaning Practices for Fire-Damaged Jamestown Homes

While it is critical to begin restoration and cleaning in your Jamestown home, inappropriate cleaning tactics can result in more considerable damages, staining, and deterioration. Identifying the best approach is critical for the entire mitigation and restoration process, and pre-cleaning techniques can make a dramatic difference in these recovery tactics to reduce the overall loss in your home after a fire incident.

Because of how widespread and threatening fire damage in Jamestown homes can be, our SERVPRO professionals work quickly to establish containment and perimeters to reduce the spread of soot, smoke, odors, and other debris to new areas of the property. Residues that have come to rest on contents and exposed surfaces require pre-treatments and potent cleaning products to remove successfully.

Among the most common forms of pre-cleaning and preparation for intricate soot removal or smoke residue clearing is the use of dry vacuums. In many situations, debris settles on surfaces and can form a thick barrier between the open air and the surface of the hosting material. Vacuums can help to lift much of this debris away, leaving a much less formidable layer of soot residue to clean with other techniques. Agitative cleaning practices might also include brushing and compressed air to unseat a layer of soot residue.

Pre-treatments on thick residues can also prove beneficial when it is possible to restore the affected material. We have chemical agents that can work to emulsify oily soils and soot to rinse away with pressurized water or wiping, depending on the situation. When it is not possible to slow the progression of acidic soot down in your home, however, controlled demolition by our in-house residential contractors might be the only suitable solution remaining.

The presence of hazardous soot and smoke residues throughout a home can be a substantial obstacle for homeowners. With the experience and potent cleaning products available to our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team, we can make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (716) 338-4901.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Mold Removal Service in Jamestown

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Mold In Upper Corner Don't let mold take control of your property. Call SERVPRO today!

Professional Mold Removal in Jamestown Homes

Mold removal from your Jamestown home by trained and experienced professionals can help you restore the affected contents to the pre-damaged condition. The faster the SERVPRO techs can get to work, the better their chance to succeed in saving affected pieces of content. 

After analyzing the extent and scope of the damage, SERVPRO techs prepare a mold removal strategy for your Jamestown home. Effective remediation of contents from a mold-contaminated environment includes the following tasks:

  • Categorizing the contents based on their restorability
  • Determining cleaning requirements to decide whether to clean contents on-site or off-site
  • Determining whether some pieces of content require specialty cleaning (artwork or electronics)

Type of Mold Remediation Services

Depending on the damage, SERVPRO techs can offer the following three types of mold removal services:

  • Restoration Services: Items that techs can clean and restore to the preloss condition are restored. SERVPRO techs use various cleaning techniques to remove the contamination. Items can sometimes be taken off-site for cleaning but only after getting consent from the customer. Techs often restore semi-porous and non-porous things that don’t have extensive mold growth.   
  • Disposal Services: If the cost of cleaning outweighs the cost of replacement, SERVPRO techs consider disposing of the item. Techs always dispose of porous material with heavy contamination. We always dispose of materials according to the local rules and regulations. 
  • Preservation with Risk Assignment: If a particular item is irreplaceable, but the techs can’t eliminate the contamination, it can be preserved with appropriate risk assignment. 

SERVPRO techs stick to the IICRC S520 mold restoration guidelines throughout the procedure. 

If you need help with mold damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901.  

How Can Homeowners Perform Fire Damage Restoration in Olean?

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

visible smoke and soot damage on wall of fire damaged room After a fire, smoke and soot can linger. SERVPRO has the tools for complete fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO Offers Effective Fire Damage Repair Services in Olean

A fire can devastate your home. Thankfully, if you work with the right restoration service, you can safeguard your home’s property. SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated fire restoration firm with the expertise to return your residence to its preloss state quickly.

We have a great reputation in our area and can perform effective fire damage restoration in your Olean residence. Our skilled crews can tackle the smoke, soot, and water damage to prevent the further spread of destruction. Our SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) perform testing to determine three factors, namely:

  • Where the smoke residues are situated.
  • If it is possible to clean the residues.
  • If the damages or residues were preexisting or occurred because of the recent event.

After a fire, smoke and soot can linger. Soot can adhere to surfaces and discolor them without emergency pre-cleaning. Some materials which are highly susceptible to soot damage include plastics, metals, wood, and grout. Soot particles are small, and they can meander into crevices and remain unseen. Soot residues may contain various acids since sulfides, chlorides, and smoke mix with moisture or humidity in the air to form acids. Acidic residues can cause corrosion or discoloration if they remain on materials over time. When smoke residues adhere to surfaces, our SERVPRO team can use agitation to dislodge the soils from the surfaces it attaches. Some methods we use to agitate during cleaning include:

  • Air pressure
  • Water pressure
  • Scrubbing
  • Rotating brushes
  • Sand sandblasting

After the fire and smoke damage, your home may also have foul odors. Our SERVPRO team can use hydroxyl generators to remove the bad smells. These generators produce oxidizing agents that break odor molecules apart. They create reactive super-oxide ions and hydroxyl molecules that effectively oxidize contaminants into harmless water and carbon dioxide. Hydroxyls also perform a gentler cleaning and do not require wait times to enter a treated building.

Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 when you need fire damage cleanup services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Can Controlled Demolition Be Avoided for Mold-Damaged Jamestown Homes?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mold sign Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. We are here 24/7 365 days a year. To have your home back to preloss condition.

Fast Mold Remediation can Help to Reduce the Need for Demolition and Repairs for Jamestown Properties.

Demolition and reconstruction of your home or business after a situation like a mold growth can seem invasive and overwhelming. With the immediate response of our SERVPRO team, we can reduce much of this need when possible by implementing effective remediation solutions quickly.

Mold Inspections Assess the Damage

Among the first steps, our team must complete when starting mold remediation in Jamestown homes is to assess the scope of the present damage. Mold inspections conducted by our specialists seek to identify several problem areas and conditions that require our intervention and assistance, such as:

  • Structural damage
  • Odors
  • Deterioration
  • Where containment is needed
  • The severity of mold colonization

Surface Treatment and Mold Prevention

Using antimicrobial and sporicidal products have two unique and beneficial purposes in mold-damaged homes. The first and most helpful is eliminating light mold damage where spotting has started for hosting elements. In addition, applying these products to undamaged surfaces nearby acts as a mold inhibiting agent to keep spores from spreading.

Aggressive Cleaning of Damaged Building Materials

While surface treatment solutions are favored whenever possible, more aggressive and abrasive cleaning measures are sometimes necessary to penetrate beyond what the eye can see. Soda blasting and sponge pressure cleaning introduce high-pressure blasts of air mixed with a specific medium to remove the entire hyphae of a mold organism seated in exposed elements without ruining the hosting material.

We do have a general contractor license to help should controlled demolition be inevitable. As experienced remediators, we work fast to protect as much of your property as possible after mold damage occurs. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team can help remediate colonies and clean affected areas. Give us a call today at (716) 338-4901.

What Professional Soot Removal Solutions Are Efficient for Olean Homes?

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke from a fire Smoke and soot damage from a fire is no DIY project. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the equipment for any size disaster.

We Work Quickly to Overcome Soot and Smoke Residues after Olean Housefires.

When fires occur in local homes, property owners seek the most efficient and cost-effective ways to get back to pre-fire conditions. Often, the needs of your house vary significantly from other fire loss scenarios, so it is vital to take the necessary time to inspect the grounds and determine the best means of overcoming soot and smoke threats in the house where they exist.

Air Filtration and Debris Removal Services

One way to make fire and smoke cleanup in Olean homes less overwhelming and formidable is to implement some mitigation strategies when we first arrive. One of the ways that we can reduce the presence of soot and smoke threats is through air filtration equipment. Using HEPA 500 air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators, we can trap airborne contaminants and minimize the impact of these solids on residues and odors. 

Surface Cleaning Where Possible

Smoke residue removal involves a combination of methods depending on the composition of the soil deposits. While dry cleaning efforts with chem sponges provide the easiest path to clearing soot damage, this is not always possible. Many surface cleaning options feature our potent alkaline cleansers and emulsification products to loosen deposits and allow for faster cleaning and removal.

Abrasive Cleaning Tactics to Remove Stubborn Soot

Surface treatment might be effective when mild wet and dry cleaning options are needed, but sometimes more direct and aggressive cleaning measures are necessary to overcome thicker residues and soil deposits. Some of these methods include:

  • Dry ice pellet blasting
  • Soda blasting
  • Sponge pressure cleaning

Cleaning up soot and smoke residues becomes an involved process incorporating many of our most advanced restoration practices. To avoid controlled demolition and build-back wherever possible, our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team is ready to get to work when fire damages threaten your home. Give us a call at (716) 338-4901.

Do Extraction Devices Work Better for Jamestown Homes Than Mops and Towels?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech setting up equipment Towels and mops are not the answer for water damage restoration. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage mitigation.

Professional Extraction and Restoration of Jamestown Homes are More Efficient and Thorough.

Water restoration services rely on efficient solutions that manage threats to properties entirely and efficiently. We have many tools and technologies allowing us to effectively remove water damage and map restoration and repair plans to make it "Like it never even happened."

Deep Extraction Needs

Water cleanup for Jamestown homes is often necessary after damaging incidents like burst pipes or appliance failures. In these situations, we are preparing for several inches of standing water. As leading restoration professionals, we arrive with countless tools for fast extraction and drying solutions. Some of the deep extraction tools possible to use in your home include:

Removing Surface Water Concerns

Minor pooling concerns and wet surface materials are still an obstacle after deep extraction is completed. Eliminating this threat to your home and its building materials involves a combination of shallow extraction tools and equipment designed to promote efficient evaporative dryings like air movers and dehumidifiers.

Thorough Drying and Monitoring

Drying the property after a water loss incident can be a significant undertaking. DIY approaches lack the focus that professional evaporative drying can create, including monitoring the progress of drying practices. With moisture meters and thermal imagery, we can track the migration of water throughout the property and eliminate damp pockets and caches where the humidity or moisture levels exceed the normal range.

Cleaning up after a water damage event can be taxing and overwhelming, especially when you cannot be certain that you have done enough to protect your property and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team has efficient and thorough drying and cleanup solutions to help damaged homes. Give us a call today at (716) 338-4901.

When is Mold Damage Remediation Necessary for my Jamestown Home?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling that dropped Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. Our IICRC certified technicians have the know-how and experience you are looking for.

Jamestown Residents Should Enlist Mold Damage Remediation Professionals like SERVPRO Immediately After Discovering Microbial Growth

One of the core questions facing homeowners is what is mold and how damaging can it be for my home? The simple answer is that mold is a microorganism. Like any organism, it requires water, food, and temperature to grow and reproduce. Mold also digests its food supply to provide the energy it needs to grow and multiply. In a home environment, that food supply is often some or all of the building's assembly. Prime areas for fungi are porous organic materials such as drywall, but it can also affect and digest textiles like carpeting or even woods which we see in cases of dry rot. Noticing the presence of mold in your home is enough to justify professional:

  • Mold remediation services
  • Mold Removal 
  • Black mold assessment

Before performing mold damage remediation in your Jamestown home, technicians must first establish the source, and extent, of mold growth. Sometimes the surface appearance of mold can be a much more extensive mold network that runs through the cavities of the home. For this reason, it is not unusual for mold assessments to involve the temporary removal of parts of the house. These actions typically allow remediators to check floor cavities or other recesses in the home that may harbor mold. Dealing with these areas of the property is essential to ensuring that mold does not return once the remediation process is complete. 

  • Establishing temperature controls in the property can be necessary to slow down mold's growth cycle and allow technicians to remove it efficiently. 
  • Disposal of mold-infested materials must be treated as a biohazard and contained within double-sealed polyethylene bags. 
  • Antimicrobial chemicals, usually dispersed through hand-sprays, can further help slow the growth of mold while remediation is underway. 

Using professional remediators can protect the structure and safety of your home. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean for mold damage remediation at (716) 338-4901.

Why Do Jamestown Residents Need Professional Water Restoration Services?

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet being removed Water-damaged carpet removal is no DIY project. SERVPRO will have your home back to preloss condition in no time.

Big or Small, SERVPRO Helps Jamestown Homeowners Fast with Proven Water Restoration Methods After a Water Emergency

If you are handy around your property, you may feel as though you are equipped to handle a water emergency like a spill or burst pipes. However, you could be leaving moisture behind within your Jamestown home that leads to secondary damage or mold growth. Why call SERVPRO for water removal services? Because we use industrial-grade equipment and proven methods for successful water extraction, drying, and moisture detection. All of our efforts make it, so your home is “Like it never even happened.”

Water Restoration in Jamestown - Water Mitigation Means Following Water Migration

Many homeowners may forget that saving some money by going DIY might seem like a good idea, but you more than likely miss areas where water migrated in your Jamestown home. Professionals mitigate damage during water clean by looking at all locations where water may have traveled and moisture gets trapped. Some areas SERVPRO looks at will include:

In some cases, there will be tight spaces or hidden areas where it seems impossible to reach. However, we may perform controlled demolition like flood cuts or use boreholes to access these points. Our Injectidry system or positive/negative pressure systems are highly efficient for drying complex spaces, including small spaces behind walls.

Why Would Pack Out Services Be Required?

If you have many contents in the water-loss zone, it might be best to pack them up and move them off-site for storage carefully. Our team logs all items and packs them, so there is a detailed inventory of everything coming and going. Once the water restoration is complete, everything gets moved back into its original places.

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean is ready and able to handle your water restoration needs. Give us a call at (716) 338-4901, and we can have a crew at your door as soon as possible.

What Can Mold Specialists Do for Mold-Damaged Olean Homes?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage in office Mold remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size job needed.

Mold remediation of Olean homes requires experienced professionals and premier products.

Mold damage is not uncommon to Olean homes and businesses in our service area, especially following severe weather events, flooding, and other moisture concerns. We have mold specialists capable of addressing remediation to black mold damage repairs. With our extensive experience in this field and continued training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we are a top choice for:

  • Mold remediation
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Attic mold
  • Black mold
  • Mold specialists

The Value of Mold Inspections for Olean Homes 

Determining the appropriate actions to take after mold damage in Olean homes falls to the skilled professionals leading our technicians like our project management and crew chiefs. These certified experts and mold specialists conduct thorough mold inspections on the property to determine the extent of the mold damage and what processes are necessary to restore it. This inspection can also identify damaged contents and relocate them when possible to avoid irreparable damage while remediation gets underway.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Black Mold? 

Removing active colonies is not a one-size-fits-all solution for area homes and businesses. Bathroom mold removal, for example, seeks to remove as much of the surface mold and active colonization as possible without demolition. As it stands, there are times where a degree of controlled demolition is unavoidable after mold damage. With multiple strategies for remediation of mold damage, choosing the right approach can save customers time and money on the property's restoration. Some of the options available include:

  • Surface sanding
  • Media blasting/aggressive cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning with antimicrobial products
  • Controlled demolition

Can Mold Specialists Deodorize Olean Homes After Mold Damage? 

One of the challenging aspects of mold damage, especially with basement mold remediation, is a lingering odor. Our professionals must overcome musty smells that active colonies emitted, which can exist long after the bulk of remediation work completes. Effective deodorization of the mold damage by our professionals involves several practices and products. With black mold odors, lessening the severity is a critical first action to take. We utilize counteractant products in our inventory like beads and granules to absorb foul scents. Deodorization follows after with premier tools such as:

  • HEPA Air Scrubbers
  • Thermal/ULV Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators

Can SERVPRO Help with Black Mold Damage Repairs? 

When you consider the destructive nature of developing mold colonies and their ability to deteriorate exposed structural elements, repairs and reconstruction are often necessary after black mold damage forms. With a general contractor license, we can provide multiple services to prevent further mold damage and destruction in your home, beginning with direct remediation practices like a controlled demolition to repairs and build back to resolve moisture penetration concerns.

Because of how quickly situations like mold damage can get out of control in area homes, you can count on our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team to respond quickly. You can reach our experienced mold specialists 24/7 at (716) 338-4901.

Don’t Miss Annual Doors Open Jamestown

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Building "Museum" Explore local attractions and museums in Jamestown on Saturday, January 16th, for the Annual Doors Open Jamestown event.

The Local Jamestown Museums Invite You to the Upcoming Annual Doors Open Event

Whether you are looking for a day out of the house or you want to spend some time learning with friends and family, there are plenty of incredible museums in Jamestown. This January, you have the unique opportunity to experience all that they have to offer with the Annual Doors Open Jamestown event. During this time, you can enjoy free admission at the local attractions and museums throughout the city. This is your chance to surround yourself in nature, art, comedy, and history. Additionally, many of the local retail shops and eateries will be offering special discounts to patrons. 

  • Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2021
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Various locations throughout Greater Jamestown, New York
  • Cost: Free

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean wants all residents to have incredible experiences at various attractions for Annual Doors Open Jamestown. Why call on us when you need help with flood damage? We know that flooding and storms happen at a moment’s notice, which is why we have crews on standby to respond fast. When you call us at (716) 338-4901, we can dispatch a team within hours to help with water extraction and full-scale restoration.

Carry-Out Crafts for Olean Residents

12/19/2020 (Permalink)

Family crafting Be sure to grab your craft kit from Olean Public Library On December 21st.

Olean Public Library is Offering Carry-Out Crafts for Fun Holiday Inspired Décor

Taking time to enjoy the holidays is even better when you have fun crafts to tackle with your family. On December 21st, the Carry-Out Crafts event at Olean Public Library involves a cute Reindeer Antlers design. Each week, families can stop by and pick up a craft kit that they can take home to put together while making memories. With the need for safe social distancing, this is the perfect way to celebrate the season. It is recommended that you call ahead of time to reserve your craft kit to ensure enough supplies.

  • Date: Monday, December 21st, 2020
  • Time: Available during operating hours, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Olean Public Library, 134 North 2nd Street, Olean, NY
  • Cost: Free

The Olean community deserves to have great ways to enjoy the season, and our team here at SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean is proud to support the local library for events like this. Why call on SERVPRO when you require restoration services? We are available for rapid water damage cleanup so that you can cut down on the cost of your overall project. Call us at (716) 338-4901, and we will send out a skilled crew of technicians right away to get to work.

Fire Restoration is Not a DIY Project – Call in Skilled Technicians to Restore Your Jamestown Home

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked outside of home Leave your fire damage for the professionals. SERVPRO will restore your property back to its original state. We are faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean Ensures Dependable Results When Returning Your Jamestown Interior to Pre-Loss Condition

There is something special about visiting a town with a rich history and a lot of heart. Jamestown, New York, is a place where you will not only find exciting facts and stories that have gotten built upon throughout the years, but there is also a strong sense of community. Located in the southwestern portion of New York State, this area is looked at as the hub of Chautauqua County. 

In terms of geography, you will find the Allegheny National Forest heading south and to the north is Lake Erie. As far as population, roughly 29,000 people were living in this city in 2019, which has been noted as the most significant population center within the county. With Chautauqua Lake nearby, it has become a bountiful freshwater resource often used by naturalists, fisherman, and boaters alike. 

Understanding Jamestown – The Pearl City

A man named James Predergast first realized the potential for the region along the upper portion of Chautauqua Lake during a visit in 1806. He had later returned in 1811 and started to clear a bit of land to begin developing a family settlement. By the end of 1811, he had constructed the first sawmill and dam in the area, now known as the BPU Light Plant Facility. 

After about two years of Predergast’s stake in the region, other settlers started to come into the new area to take advantage of all available opportunities. A blacksmith shop began operating in 1812, which was followed by a smaller wood furniture business founded by Phineas Palmiter. He became known for being a world-renowned furniture builder that catapulted Jamestown within the industry.

While the land was being cleared for small industrial and agricultural purposes, the forests were often used as money-makers. Because hardwood remained too expensive for transportation and too heavy to float the streams, it got burned instead. As this happened, the ash leached, obtaining lye and “pearl ash” – this was an essential component for the manufacturing of glass products. Once the mid-1820s arrived, Jamestown had become one of the largest hubs in North America for pearl ash production. Due to this distinction, Jamestown, New York, then became known by the name “The Pearl City.”

Jamestown, NY, Moving Into the 20th Century

The Tinkham Brothers established a furniture business during 1900, which ran alongside the formation of Hall Textile Corporation and the publishing of the Furniture Index. Jamestown purchased a water system in 1903 around the same time that J.P. Danielson Tool, Co. was established. The excavation for Jamestown General Hospital began in 1910, which is a structure still standing today. 

The Emerson Glass Company was founded in 1917, which was the same year Company E set out for guard duty. Moving into 1918, Jamestown Corp. began to make airplane propellers. In that same year, a steamship named the City Of Pittsburg also sank while coming into the boat landing. 

Never a Shortage of Things to See and Do When Visiting the City of Jamestown

Jamestown, New York, is well known for being a diverse city both in commercial establishments and industry. However, there are also plenty of recreational and cultural opportunities for both guests and residents alike. Some of the top attractions that are must-see include:

Fenton History Center – As a valuable cultural establishment in Jamestown, the Fenton History Center operates as a research center adjacent to Fenton Mansion. You will find opportunities for bus tours and guided excursions by appointment, while walk-ins are welcome to go on a self-guided museum tour during operating hours. 

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum – When it comes to comedy, Lucy and Desi are two well-known names in the industry. This museum was established in 1996 to preserve the legacy of Lucy, who was a Jamestown native, and her husband, Desi Arnaz. Within this establishment, you can view photographs, awards, memorabilia, and more.

Allen Park – Many people in and around the Jamestown, New York, area love to spend some time at Allen Park. This is a great place to visit if you would like to bring the kids to the playground, and you will find plenty of picnic tables and grills if you want to make a day of it. Other amenities at this facility include a bandshell, sliding hill for winter fun, an exercise course, a youth baseball field, tennis courts, a basketball court, and soccer fields. 

In addition to various attractions, you also have popular eateries to explore, such as:

  • Gialy’s
  • Pearl City Hops
  • La Cucina Della Nonna
  • The Pub
  • Phil-N-Cindy’s Lunch
  • Landmark Restaurant

Fire is Devastating for Your Family, So It is Best to Call Skilled Technicians to Your Jamestown Home for Detailed Cleanup and Fire Restoration Efforts

It is normal to feel a broad range of emotions after a fire, including shock, stress, and sadness. Having a team on your side to ensure your Jamestown home gets restored to pre-fire condition is best during this emotional time. SERVPRO arrives fast, and we enter to begin assessment right after the local first responders deem it safe to do so. From there, we formulate a course of action to limit the amount of secondary damage while salvaging whatever possible. 

Why call us for fire restoration in Jamestown? At SERVPRO, you can count on us for:

  • We arrive on-site within hours of your call
  • Our team is made up of skilled IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT)
  • The Green Fleet of vehicles come fully equipped with the latest equipment and EPA-registered products for cleaning
  • Professional, reliable, controlled demolition to replace any unsalvageable building materials 
  • Detailed cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitization to eliminate foul odors from soot and smoke residue

There is no project too big or small for our qualified team at SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean. Whether you have a small kitchen fire or a large-scale place, we have fire restoration methods and techniques that are tops in the industry. When you need rapid results, call us at (716) 338-4901 to have a crew deployed to your property to get to work fast!

The Santa Claus Lane Parade in Downtown Olean, NY

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Santa and reindeer flying in the sky. Santa is on his way, come out and join the Santa Claus Lane Parade in Downtown Olean.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town and All Olean, NY, Residents are Invited to Join the Fun!

Everyone deserves a bit of holiday cheer this year more than ever. At the end of November, Santa and Mrs. Claus and their friends will be coming to town, and this marks the perfect opportunity for Olean families to get out and enjoy the festivities. The Santa Claus Lane Parade will be going through downtown Olean, followed by the official illumination of the lights throughout the town. Refreshments will be available for purchase – all in attendance will be asked to adhere to local social distancing guidelines for health safety purposes.

  • Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location: Downtown Olean, New York
  • Cost: Free

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean loves to support local events like the Santa Claus Lane Parade through downtown. Why call us when you need help with water removal? We have a team comprised of IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) ready to get the job done quickly and efficiently. To have a crew deployed to your property to start water extraction, call us at (716) 338-4901. It is important to us that your interior is left just “Like it never even happened.”

Jamestown Welcomes Julmarknad – the Swedish Christmas Market

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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If You Have Not Experienced a Swedish Christmas Market, this Julmarknad Event in Jamestown, NY is a Must-Do!

When you think about the holiday season, you probably think of craft fairs, local shopping, and feel-good activities. The Julmarknad Swedish Christmas Market has all of these things and more all wrapped into one incredible event, which is taking place at Jamestown Community College. At this year’s Swedish Christmas Market, you will have access to Christmas food sampling, live entertainment, door prices, interactive workshops, and over 15 incredible vendors for unique goods and gift ideas. There will also be additional sites throughout Jamestown offering samples and open houses throughout the day.

  • Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Jamestown Community College at 525 Falconer Street in Jamestown, NY
  • Cost: Free and open to the public

SERVPRO of Jamestown/Olean believes that the holidays are a time to come together with other locals to enjoy rich traditions and gatherings, such as the Swedish Christmas Market. If you find that you need help within your home detecting and treating mold, you can contact us for a mold inspection. You can reach our certified and trained technicians by calling (716) 338-4901 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Jamestown, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean today at (716) 338-4901 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Water Damage In Jamestown

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Hire Our Water Damage Experts In Jamestown

Water leaks, no matter what the cause can be devastating for the family. Often water spreads throughout the floor where the leak occurs, into other rooms, and walls if it is a high capacity leak lasting several hours. Imagine coming home to find inches of water on your floors, soaking through everything. This is when you need a fast response, experts who know how to mitigate the damage and who can take control.

SERVPRO has been providing water damage removal services in Jamestown and surrounding areas for many years. We have qualified technicians on staff who are trained in water removal and drying techniques. We respond in less than 4 hours on a 24 / 7 basis, assess the situation, and immediately deploy the appropriate equipment and staff to minimize the damage from the water. We can also work closely with your insurance adjuster and insurance company as needed.

Why You Should Hire the Experts
Many clients feel that all that is needed is to mop up the visible water on the floors, vacuum up water from carpeting using a shop vac and let the rest of the moisture evaporate as the house dries out. Don't take a chance with microbial growth in areas that do not dry quickly, and the subsequent mold infestations that can affect your health. Warm damp conditions are perfect environments for mold spores to multiply.

SERVPRO can deploy water extractors to remove every last ounce of water from hard surfaces as well as carpeted floors. We check for pockets of water and moisture inside cavities that are difficult to access. Often water and moisture find their way inside walls, which can cause the drywall to swell and deform, leaving an unsightly mess. We use moisture meters to check these areas. If needed, we drill holes in the walls to remove water and blow dry air into the wall to thoroughly dry the area.

SERVPRO always assesses the situation, discusses our plan with our client and your insurance company. We immediately get to work, since a fast response and action reduces the total cost and damage.

Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve St Bonaventure, Portville, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why We Are The Best Choice In Jamestown After A Water Loss

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Shelves in our warehouse housing our restoration equipment We have the state of the art equipment ready to restore your property after a water loss, call us 24/7 and we will act fast to prevent further damage.

Monitoring Outcomes and Making Adjustments during Water Damage Restoration in your Jamestown Home

Water Damage Jamestown

Water restoration is an exact science. When leaking pipes or faulty appliances begin to affect your home, the initial reaction is to remove excess moisture from the immediate vicinity. We generally use powerful extraction equipment or pumps to get rid of as much moisture in as little time as possible. These equipment transport gallons of water at a time and can significantly reduce the problems associated with water migration or degradation. However, many aspects of water restoration center on proper drying of the structure or contents, which prevents microbial growth, discoloration, and malodor.

Controlling water damage in your Jamestown home means making sure that the structure itself is thoroughly dry. Failure to do so can lead to expensive restoration or replacement costs further down the line. Many water damage emergencies that SERVPRO restore can take several days to return to a preloss condition. During these days, water restoration technicians can place drying equipment like air movers or dehumidifiers to draw moisture from materials, floor, or indoor air. We make sure your home is getting the attention it needs by conducting monitoring every twenty-four-hours during the drying procedure.

Monitoring is an essential method that tells us how effective our drying methods are in any given situation. There are three primary measuring tools that we use to determine how effective our drying outcomes are once the equipment is set-up. These tools include a hygrometer for measuring humidity, probing, and non-probing moisture meters to gain moisture content readings of different contents or materials in the unaffected area.

Sometimes low temperatures can have an impact on the effectiveness of dehumidification equipment. Refrigerant dehumidifiers, for example, are most efficient at removing moisture in temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees. If a SERVPRO technician sees low readings from dehumidification equipment, we may decide to introduce heaters or otherwise raise the temperature to speed up drying times. Monitoring allows us to provide an accurate roadmap of a restoration, which we allow us to communicate realistic timeframes and outcomes to keep you in the loop throughout.

Restoration is a scientific procedure that regularly requires assessment and adjustment. For comprehensive water restorers, contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901.

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How Professionals Clean Hardwood Floors After Fire Damage in Jamestown

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged foyer SERVPRO knows how to restore your fire damaged home. Call us today!

Cleaning Wood Floors After Fire Damage in Jamestown Homes 

There is no mistaking the value that wood floors can add to your Jamestown home, but they can also be one of the first materials substantially damaged during a structure fire. Depending on the severity of the disaster, the impact on this flooring can vary significantly. In addition to smoke, soot, and structural degradation, wood flooring is also susceptible to water absorption when firefighting techniques get used to extinguish the blaze. 

Apart from acidic soot coming to rest on the surface of wood flooring, other fire damage in Jamestown homes can also pose immediate concerns. Smoke odors can penetrate even low porosity woods like maple and oak when higher temperatures expand the existing pores in the wood plank and trap the smoke inside when it cools. Addressing odors is one of the final steps in the recovery of this flooring; however, as soot residues and potential water saturation can physically harm the material and force tear-out and reconstruction. 

Water mitigation is often part of the initial tasks that fire restorers must perform when reaching the fire-damaged structure. Many of our technicians have water restoration (WRT) certifications as well as Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) to address the full spectrum of restoration concerns in a fire loss incident. The cellulose in wood flooring can allow fast water absorption, meaning that our technicians must prioritize drying with air movers, dehumidifiers, and even drying mats if necessary. 

Residues can be a challenge for our SERVPRO team on finished wood floors, as many of our most potent cleaning agents can damage the look of the planks. Neutral PH cleaners can help to reduce these harmful effects while providing the same ultimate effect. In more extreme cases where damage has moved beyond the finished surface, sanding and stripping can resolve the immediate smoke and soot effects, and the floor can get refinished by our competent team of in-house general contractors. 

Wood flooring can get severely damaged during a fire loss incident, but our experienced SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean professionals can help. Contact us 24/7 by calling (716) 338-4901. 

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Call Us If Your Jamestown Home Experiences A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 is ready to help local homeowners with flood damage.

When Flood Damage Happens in Your Jamestown Home

Statistically, there is a one-in-three chance that a structure in New York will have flood damage happen during the period of a 30-year mortgage. Common causes are flash floods due to heavy rains, hurricanes, and snowmelt.

While there are some things, homeowners in Jamestown can do to avoid flood damage, such as making sure the grade on their property directs water away rather than toward the home. Also, the installation of additional drainage is another course of action that helps inhibit water damage to the residence. Flooding is not one-hundred percent avoidable.

The technicians have the equipment for professional-level water removal, and that includes using their state-of-the-art equipment to locate the migration paths of floodwater as well as extract it. Because of their training for all types of loss, the techs also know how to proactively treat the property to avoid mold and odors as a secondary issue from the flood loss.

Professional Water Extraction and Drying
The equipment used for extraction is dependent upon the amount of water the techs are cleaning up. They primarily use portable pumps for fast removal. If the water is more than a couple of inches deep, they have submersible pumps that allow them to deal with large amounts of water. Drying the property is meant to bring the indoor humidity down quickly to avoid mold and additional damage.

Common Tactic for Flood Loss in a Home
Even a half-an-inch of water in a home can leave substantial damage behind. It has the potential to wick into sheetrock, requiring removal to halt the damage to the wall as well as open up the wall cavity for drying. SERVPRO technicians cleanly cut away damage building materials so it can undergo repairs easily after wiping and cleaning the property.

Prepping the Home for Repairs and Reconstruction
After damage from flooding in the home, it is common for some areas to have the sheetrock removed down to the studs, and in some cases, tile delaminates and loses its grip, which requires removal.

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 is ready to help local homeowners with flood damage. They have the advanced equipment and expertise to turn the loss around and make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are The Leader In Jamestown Water Damage Restoration

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Our new green equipment on the shelves in the warehouse We have state of the art drying equipment ready to restore your home after a water damage disaster. We are available 24/7 so call us day or night.

Preventing Future Problems When Fixing Water Damage Incidents in Jamestown

Many problems are apparent after water leaks or other related incidents. The common ones include wet materials, stains, and other forms of soiling. Apart from the primary damages, there might be secondary issues such as mold, warping, rotting, and other forms of deterioration, including bad odor. When dealing with water damage, SERVPRO strives to solve both current and future problems.

Microbial growth can happen in all water damage incidents in Jamestown if the conditions are right. Microbial growth mostly manifests in the form of mold patches on various surfaces, including wood and concrete. Given time, the mold infestation can penetrate beyond the surface by eating into organic materials. Our SERVPRO technicians work hard to limit the time materials are exposed to wetness since time is a primary factor in mold development. We also apply antimicrobial agents on different surfaces after extraction and cleaning actions. For example, after extracting water from carpets, we use antimicrobial agents on the carpet backing and the floor surface to inhibit microbial growth.

During water damage incidents, some of the water can be readily accessed, especially when it stagnates on surfaces or is absorbed into materials that do not inhibit drying. However, some filters into cavities and other hidden crevices within the property. If left unaddressed, such moisture leads to deterioration of materials. For instance, frames and other structural supports can rot compromising their structural integrity. Our SERVPRO technicians open up hidden areas, including walls and subfloors, to remove or dry wet materials, eliminating future problems.

A bad odor may develop after water damage. Although its impact may be minor compared to the other issues, odor issues make property uncomfortable to occupants. Deodorization steps such as misting affected areas with a deodorizer using a ULV fogger helps control bad smells. We allow the product to soak into materials for at least two to four hours before ventilating the area.

A simple water loss incident can lead to many future problems. Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Natural Disasters, Water Spillage, Mold Remediation or Fire Cleanup in Your Jamestown Property? We Can Help--SERVPRO!

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Leaks, Mold Stains, Time to Restore and Replace Damaged Components of Your Jamestown Home? SERVPRO Provides a Total Restoration Package--Call Us

SERVPRO's Talent in Restoration, Services Your Jamestown Home Needs

We could tell you all about the sales and customer satisfaction awards we have received over the years for our services to Jamestown and its surrounding areas, but what you want to know about most, is who can quickly and confidently restore your damaged home after a disaster strikes. Our SERVPRO team has more than 50 years of experience in our senior management alone, allowing us to approach every loss incident knowledgeably and work efficiently to return it to preloss condition.

Mold Damage
Many elements set our remediation team apart, and this begins with our approaches to address mold damage in your Jamestown home. As a licensed mold remediator with the state of New York, we have both the credentials and the extensive training to know how to handle mold situations with a capable urgency. With our insistence on attracting the most promising staff to train as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, every customer gets the same thorough resolution.

One of the aspects that sets our SERVPRO team apart is our ability to offer wrap-around services to Jamestown residents contending with mold damage. This contention begins with effective remediation and continues through full rebuilds and reconstruction efforts as they might be necessary. We can seamlessly transition between our mitigation, containment, and remediation processes to full-scale build back with our team of contracting specialists.

We have an obligation to the homes and businesses throughout Jamestown and Olean to combine our growing expertise in mold remediation and recovery with the most effective tools and products in the industry. From soda and sandblasting to remove colonization to our elaborate inventory of air quality machines like negative air units and air scrubbers, no property has to contend with this harmful organism for long.

Fire Damage
Fire damage to Jamestown homes can happen swiftly and severely. From small kitchen flare-ups to substantial structure fire disasters that sweep through a property, addressing these concerns promptly can keep your family safe. We also know that the best way that we can save our customers time and money on the work their property needs is to transition quickly between necessary recovery efforts. We have a full-service fire recovery approach, even offering full-scale build back and reconstruction where it is necessary.

While even limited fire damages in your home require layers of cleanup and recovery to occur, the assessment of your Jamestown property and the mitigation for possible water damage much precede all other tasks. We can then focus our primary restoration services on addressing soot and smoke residues as well as persistent harsh odors that could have spread throughout the house. An inspection to areas like your HVAC system can help to determine the full extent of possible damage in the property.

Sometimes, fire losses become so intense that it becomes impossible not to replace certain materials and structural elements. We have a team of SERVPRO contracting specialists, accompanied to jobs by our in-house structural engineer, that can address all construction needs and renovation your Jamestown property requires. Even with these capabilities, we strive to restore compromised areas of your property before deciding to remove and replace them.

Water Damage
Our commitment to high-quality employees helps us to address water damage to Jamestown homes quickly and confidently under pressure. We know how quickly these situations can get out of control, allowing a continued deterioration of affected materials and contents without the appropriate mitigation techniques. With coursework in both Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), you never have to second guess the competency or experience of the technicians working to restore your property.

This division is among the most active of all of our recovery efforts throughout the year, so we keep our cutting-edge tools and machines stocked on ready trailers to mobilize quickly in the event of an emergency. Water damage can affect your residence in many ways, so we need to have the right tools for the specific effects found in the inspection of your Jamestown home. From wet-vacs with extraction wands to our powerful truck-mounted pumps, we can quickly remove standing water to prepare a property for drying efforts.

Drying the water damage is one of the chief priorities of our experienced SERVPRO professionals working in your Jamestown residence. With both our air movers and dehumidifiers to collect the vaporized moisture and saturation, we can meet our goals based on established moisture baselines to protect as many exposed construction materials and contents as possible.

Storm Damage
From damaging Nor’easters to severe crises in other seasons, our SERVPRO disaster relief team must stay ready to contend with storm damage to Jamestown properties at any time. With how substantially damaging weather events can become, and the likelihood of compromising several homes and businesses simultaneously, we rely on the swift actions of our Large Loss Recovery Team to help us offer all of our customers the same attention and practical mitigation efforts when every second counts.

Led by a director with more than four decades of experience in the construction trades, our contracting team can help to resolve structural breaches in Jamestown properties quickly. From board ups and tarping services, our general contracting mitigation solutions can prevent further exposure of floodwater and other compromising circumstances, allowing our full team of recovery specialists to begin efforts to extract, dry, and clean the damaged portions of the property.

It can be hazardous to wait even several hours for restoration work to begin in your Jamestown home, but our experienced IICRC-Certified technicians can help with full-spectrum restoration and reconstruction. We also have an experienced team of content management specialists that can work to quickly relocate personal belongings and items at risk for contamination, moisture damage, or ruin. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and with storm damage, this is more vital than ever.

We have a growing roster of well-educated and experienced technicians that make our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team a popular choice when disaster strikes. If you need restoration services, trust in our professionals to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (716) 338-4901.

Our Skilled Flood Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Jamestown Home

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Call (716) 338-4901 as you realize the water is coming.

Why SERVPRO Is Your Resource For Flood Damage In Jamestown

If you take pride in digging yourself out of life’s difficulties, seeking professional help after flood waters rise in your Jamestown home might be hard to justify. The harm done to a property by flood waters is not minor nor easy to manage with a DIY approach. Scalable crews, IICRC training, appropriate and powerful equipment, and experience are just some of the reasons why we are positioned to manage flooding loss better than a homeowner alone.

Trying to do all the tasks necessary for safe and effective flood damage remediation in Jamestown as a solo effort is doomed to failure. The water must be removed fast, not dealt with bit by bit. Water that remains standing or soaked into structural components after 24 to 48 hours is likely to become a microbial breeding pool. If you believed that managing the flood on your own would save money, the challenges posed after mold takes hold makes it clear why our crews save you both time and expense.

The sheer quantity of water that sweeps through your home during overland flooding is overwhelming. We can have a multi-person crew on-site fast, with the commercial capacity equipment that provides answers to any questions concerning why SERVPRO can handle flooding better. Our managers swiftly categorize the water flowing in, ensuring that you and your family know to keep a healthy distance from grey or black water.

Contaminants in flood waters likely contain sewage, road and landscaping chemicals, and even disturbing items like dead animals. Appropriate containment and lawful disposal of the tainted water shields you from viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other harsh and toxic substances. We prepare for and take responsibility for this complex filthy water management scenario, a core reason why SERVPRO exists to help in our community.

Once the water is contained and discarded the drying phase commences. Why SERVPRO is the local industry leader is evident when you watch the skill with which our crews balance air movement, temperature, and humidity to draw trapped water out of structural components. Cleaning with properly matched products and disinfection with EPA-registered antimicrobials ensures a fresh and sanitized space, quite the transformation from the flooded chaos just hours before.

Once we complete your flood damage remediation, you will be sharing with friends and family why SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean is the only choice. Call (716) 338-4901 as you realize the water is coming. We pledge to exceed your expectations.

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You Need A Fast Response Team In Olean And SERVPRO Is Your Answer

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

When your home is effected by flood damage you need someone you can rely on, SERVPRO is available 24/7. Call us right away.

Why SERVPRO Makes the Difference During Flood Damage Restoration in Olean

Whether from melting snowpack, heavy winds and rain, major plumbing breakdowns, appliance malfunctions, or other causes, large quantities of water pouring into your Olean home spell trouble. The disaster does not allow you much time to determine a course of action as water damage is immediate and relentless. Our training and experience demonstrate why we are the obvious choice when you seek a reliable and efficient water loss solution.

Flood damage in Olean needs a fast response. As the water rises inside your home both structural components and contents are at risk. Our team of IICRC-trained technicians is backed by a vast inventory of state of the art equipment that makes quick work of removing water and drying out walls, floors, and ceilings. We arrive with the workforce and the tools on board, awaiting a rapid assessment by our project manager before hitting the ground running. Speed and competence are why we deliver superior results.

Household goods, furnishings, clothing, personal property, and documents are also in danger when flooding occurs. Our pack-out service, using the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), creates a comprehensive inventory and tracks the articles as our production facility technicians evaluate, clean, dry, and refurbish your treasures. Our commitment to develop and implement the skills to restore all your property is why SERVPRO is the disaster recovery company to count on.

After we evacuate all the flood waters, using thermal devices and moisture meters to locate hidden caches of fluids, we move to drying mode. Flood cuts and other controlled demolition might be needed to release trapped water and improve airflow for drying. We clean and sanitize the affected areas and then determine what structural components need repair and restoration. Offering in-house rebuilding services is another example of why SERVPRO stands alone as a full-spectrum disaster restoration company. We have crews of experienced construction specialists and an embedded civil engineer on the team.

The capability to take your flood-damaged home from assessment to complete reconstruction is why SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean is a unique resource in the region. Call us at (716) 338-4901 to schedule an immediate evaluation of your emergency.

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What Restaurant Owners Need To Know About Mold

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let mold damage invade your resturant.

Tips from SERVPRO about Mold Damage

If you run a restaurant in Olean, New York, you know how vital it is to keep mold growth at bay. If an inspector finds mold in your establishment, you could be hit with fines and even closures. If someone falls ill due to mold you neglected, you could even face a lawsuit. Keeping high humidity and water damage to a minimum can help. Furthermore, you can avoid mold problems by answering these questions:

• What makes mold in restaurants?
• Where will you likely find mold?
• What can you do to prevent mold?
• What should you do if you find mold?

Once you know these things, you can protect your business against this pesky fungus and all its negative effects.

What Makes Mold in Restaurants?

Mold is a notorious enemy of many restaurant owners, but what makes it so prevalent? Mold spores are everywhere, but they typically stay unseen and are not a nuisance. However, mold growth becomes a problem when high humidity takes over. Anyone who has worked even one shift in a restaurant knows that the kitchen is a hot, humid place in the middle of a rush. Combine the humidity and the dark corners in the restaurant, and you have a recipe for a mold problem.

Where Will You Likely Find Mold?

Check your restaurant’s basement, storage areas, and floors for mold. Furthermore, you may wish to check around any plumbing and in those often neglected corners of the kitchen. The darker and damper it is, the more likely mold will find a home there.

What Can You Do to Prevent Mold?

The best way to deal with mold is to stop it from infiltrating your restaurant in the first place. You can do this by conducting visual inspections regularly. Furthermore, you may want to install excellent ventilation systems. These systems can keep you from having the high humidity that makes mold an issue.

What Should You Do If You Find Mold?

Don’t try to tackle this problem yourself. A professional remediation service in Olean, New York, can take care of the mold growth correctly and get you back on track soon. Contact SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean today for all your mold remediation needs at (716) 338-4901.

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If Water Has Damaged Your Drywall In Your Jamestown Home, Call Our Specialists!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean rapid response team is available 24/7 to restore the effects of a water loss incident to your home.

Responding To Saturated Drywall Quickly In Your Jamestown Home

When water loss incidents originate in the walls of your Jamestown home, drywall can quickly show the effects of this unexpected disaster. Within 24 hours, this drywall can become too overly saturated to get preserved through our restoration approaches, leaving no other option but flood cuts or entire removal of affected panels. To avoid what can sometimes be costly reconstruction efforts, even with our controlled demolition techniques, you should get our professionals working on water removal and drying as promptly as possible.

While you should work to shut off the valve supplying the service line of your home, this does not remove the water damage that has already begun to take hold. Our SERVPRO professionals have effective moisture detection and thermal imagery cameras to help us identify potential problem areas where moisture pockets have formed. These tools can direct our technicians to areas that require the most concentrated drying and extraction efforts, and where drywall has become most saturated by the water loss incident in your Jamestown home.

In the matter of a day, saturated sheetrock drywall can begin to erode and degrade. These effects cannot get reversed or restored once they have started. The only preservation of affected drywall occurs by our SERVPRO team working before the deadline gets reached where this material becomes unsalvageable. In these situations, we can employ our air movers, dehumidifiers, and injectidry system to remove moisture from the material and the wall cavity beyond it.

Beyond this deadline where drywall is no longer salvageable, our team must determine the extent of the damage to the material. We tape off the moisture line that separates dry material from the wet, saturated base towards the flooring. We can utilize controlled demolition techniques to remove this affected portion of drywall indicated by our flood cut line to make later reconstruction faster and more cost-effective.

Certain materials cannot withstand direct moisture exposure for long before they become too damaged to save. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean rapid response team is available 24/7 to restore the effects of a water loss incident to your home by calling (716) 338-4901.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Water Damage Restoration In Jamestown

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

When you are faced with water damage from plumbing issues call our trained technicians right away. We are available 24/7 to help with any problems.

Finding Leaks Causing Damage in the Walls of Your Jamestown Home

Whenever plumbing issues arise like a leak or break in the pipes of your Jamestown home, you must work quickly to secure the right professional assistance to restore the damage. Much of your network of plumbing gets hidden behind walls, and therefore, it can be challenging to determine the precise source of the water loss occurring. Our rapid response team can help by arriving quickly with the tools to extract and dry out water saturation, as well as work quickly to identify the source of the damage and repair it.

Choosing the right professional restoration team to dry out and clean up your Jamestown home’s water damage is vital, as many of your options do not have the emergency response that our professionals do. We can dispatch production trucks and personnel to an address 24 hours a day, working to ensure that our effective mitigation tactics can begin right away to protect exposed elements and materials throughout your property. The SERVPRO professionals that arrive all have IICRC certifications as water restoration technicians, making the entire team prepared for their role in restoring your damaged home.

Identifying the source of the break is often as simple as using leak detection devices. These tools use auditory elements to cue where leaks formed behind the drywall, allowing us only to remove the portions of the wall necessary to access and repair the plumbing damages.

Drying out these wall cavities and exposed materials often involve many pieces of our advanced equipment beginning with our air movers. These high-velocity machines can force hot air into saturated materials and moist areas to begin rapidly drying exposed elements. LGR dehumidifiers can also work to drop moisture levels throughout the affected area quickly. For getting into wall cavities and eliminating the lingering dampness, our SERVPRO team can rely on our injecti-dry system.

There are many steps to restoring water damage in your home that must begin right away. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean professionals remain ready for any emergency you have to face. Give our experienced team a call 24/7 at (716) 338-4901.

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Trust SERVPRO To Help With Your Home Emergency Claims

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

It’s nice to know SERVPRO is there for you.

Trust SERVPRO To Help With Your Home Emergency Claims

As you go throughout your days, you may not think much about your insurance coverage or which company you would hire in the event of a disaster at home. But if something unfortunate happens and you need competent help, it’s nice to know SERVPRO is there for you. This trusted emergency cleanup and response company will not only handle the restoration dirty work, but the team can assist with insurance claims as well.

How They Work With Insurance Companies

Good insurance coverage will protect you from heavy losses following a disaster at your Jamestown, NY home that requires emergency response. When the insurance company and SERVPRO work together, you can expect a smooth and effective process while you recover from the incident.

  • Recommends restoration instead of replacement when possible.
  • Keeps a detailed inventory of losses.
  • Has convenient electronic claim services.
  • Experienced, highly qualified, professional

The Company Strives to Save Money in the Process

Following a flood or other disaster at a home, it may be impossible to salvage or repair much of anything. However, SERVPRO will do all in its power to ensure your home and belongings are restored. The company will pretest everything to evaluate what it can restore, thus saving money on the insurance claims process.


To make a claim with the insurance company, it’s best to provide the agent with a detailed list of everything you lost in the disaster or everything that sustained damage. SERVPRO offers superior claim services by listing everything in an itemized, organized manner so the insurance company can get a full picture of the extent of the damages. This process can be done electronically for speed and efficiency purposes.

Professional Company

For a seamless process in making a disaster claim, you need a competent, multi-faceted restoration team on your side. This company will communicate with the insurance team to help ensure you get the coverage you need.

You don’t have to clean up after a disaster, and you shouldn’t have to work with the insurance company on your own either. SERVPRO can also work with you on claim services to give you the peace of mind that you’ll get the insurance benefits you expect.

3 Ways To Contain the Spread of Mold in Your Commercial Property

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage on wall in a Falconer,NY commercial property

As a business owner in Falconer,NY, you’ve presumably experienced various trials and tribulations concerning the care and maintenance of your building. However, some situations require more than your basic cleaning regimens, like the intrusion of black mold. This destructive entity can cause issues within your building, both to the infrastructure and with your employees or tenants, so taking quick action with mold cleanup is crucial for everyone involved. Here are three ways to contain the spread of mold damage and spores due to a moisture problem in your commercial property.

3 Ways to Contain the Spread of Mold Damage 

  1. Contact a professional cleaning crew to sterilize the building. While some tiny pockets of mold damage may seem easy to clean and wipe away, the reality is that spores can dig in and take root in the structure of a building, while microscopic spores can be spread easily through various means. Therefore, it’s important to hire an experienced team of trained mold remediation specialists who know exactly how to eradicate the problem and keep it contained more sustainably.

  2. Shut off the HVAC system until technicians arrive. Speaking of mold spores, one of the easiest ways for mold to spread in your building is via the ventilation airflow. Your HVAC system can blow black mold spores throughout the building, creating more hazardous areas in the process.

  3. If the damage is critical, shut off the water supply as well. Mold more often than not grows due to a moisture problem in a commercial property. Whether there’s a leak in the basement or attic, storm damage to a roof, or inefficient window or door sealing, shutting off the water supply and stopping the moisture from continuing is key to preventing more mold damage.

Your commercial property in Falconer,NY, often requires a period of more intense cleaning to keep it tidy, safe and under control. When you experience a black mold issue, taking quick action and eliminating its spread is vital to maintaining a clean environment for everyone.

Fire Damage Restoration Cost: Understanding the Estimation Process

11/23/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning up after fire in Olean,NY

Fire Damage Restoration

A commercial fire is devastating to a business owner, but the remediation process is overwhelming. To alleviate some of that stress, it is crucial to understand what goes into an initial estimate and the final cost of the restoration project.

1. Initial Clean Out

After fire damage, it is essential to clean out the area to prevent further damage. Many remediation specialists will come out to the property immediately to remove any excess water that has pooled in the building as well as any visible debris that can be discarded. If you choose to stay with the same company, these initial services will likely be added to the final restoration cost.

2. Evaluation and Assessment

While it is in your best interest to know the costs of rebuilding your business as quickly as possible, you may need to be patient. Before offering a complete financial estimate of the restoration work required to restore your business, a restoration service will likely send two individuals to your property.

  1. Restoration project manager: This individual is responsible for assessing any cleaning, deodorizing and moving requirements of your property.
  2. Reconstruction project manager: This individual is responsible for assessing any structural damage to your property.

  3. Security Considerations

After any major disaster, it is often necessary to secure the premises in more ways than one. Many times, after a fire has occurred, it may be vital to hire 24-hour live surveillance. These guards will ensure that your property is protected when restoration crews are not available, and these guards will be considered part of the restoration package provided by many reputable companies.

4. Restoration and Board Up Services

While every company will have a different methodology for evaluating and estimating restoration costs, most emergency fire remediation specialists in the Olean,NY, area will provide immediate assistance after a fire. The cost of the initial water removal and board up services will likely be rolled into the overall cost of the project.

Understanding the components of a fire restoration estimate can go a long way toward relieving owner stress and concern. However, the greatest stress reducer is the knowledge that restoration services exist.

How To Find the Right Shutters for Your Home

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Prepare your home in Portville, NY for storms

Type Of Shutters For Your Home

When storm season approaches, you want to make sure your home in Portville,NY, is ready to weather the high winds and potentially torrential flooding that often come with it. One way to do that is to fortify your windows with panels designed to shield them from the elements. Purchasing quality storm shutters for your whole house can range anywhere from $500 to $8000, depending on the type of shutter you buy. Here is a rundown of your options.


Plywood is a temporary solution, as you would not want to board up your windows permanently. It, however, has several advantages:

  • Inexpensive (about $1 per square foot at most hardware stores)
  • Easy to find
  • Easy to install with a nail gun

Storm Panel

Storm panels are also only installed when high winds are an imminent threat. They are bolted to the window frame and then removed when the storm is over. Depending on their size, they cost $7-15 apiece.


Accordion-style shutters are permanent fixtures to the house. They are typically made of polycarbonate or metal and stretch out manually from a folded position to protect the windows. They can cost anywhere from $15 to $25 per square foot.


A rolling shutter is installed permanently in a box that is bolted above the window. A mechanism rolls it down when needed to provide not only storm protection but also privacy and insulation. A quality rolling shutter can run $20-30 per square foot.


Bahama awnings protect windows from debris that gets tossed in a storm. They also serve as shade, which makes them well-suited to more tropical climates. They can cost $15-20 per square foot.


As the name suggests, colonial shutters are popular with homeowners who have a specific design aesthetic in mind. They unlatch and unfold when needed and can cost $200-$500 per window.
High winds don't have to wreck your home. Storm remediation specialists recommend finding the right storm shutters to protect your windows.