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Are You Making These Damage Mistakes in Camillus?

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

flooded kitchen with chairs floating Damage to your home can come in a variety of ways. Call SERVPRO for remediation services for a variety of damages.

How To Deal With Very Bad Damage in Camillus

Disasters do not strike Camillus homes and businesses at convenient times, so you need a team of restoration professionals that can respond quickly when you need it. As challenging as fire, water, mold, and storm losses can often be to overcome, we have a full roster of qualified technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in almost every niche of the restoration industry. Preparedness for your emergencies becomes a balance between proactive planning and extensive training to provide a fast and knowledgeable response.


One of the troublesome aspects of water damage to Camillus homes is how many different ways that this situation can occur. From cold snaps that can freeze and burst pipes to leaking fixtures or malfunctioning appliances, the root of water losses in a house can vary significantly from one disaster to the next. Our professionals must stay prepared for any damaging effect that could be present and to have the right personnel available to repair and replace damaged elements to help prevent recurrences of the disaster.

Extraction is often a vital role in the recovery of damaged Camillus properties, and it does not always involve the same instruments and tools. While electric submersible pumps are a favored choice along with wet vacuums, there are many instances where other extraction tools might be a better option. The choice in extraction equipment is the first hurdle in efficient recovery, so it is carefully considered among the other hundreds of drying decisions made during job scoping by our project manager.

Drying a damaged home or business involves impacting moisture and dampness that might have migrated beyond the surface. Using sophisticated technologies like thermal imagery and probing moisture meters, we can determine the presence of moisture pockets that must get addressed in your Camillus home. Allowing these damp areas to go unresolved can lead to destructive secondary effects like material degradation and microbial growth.


From the time that our service professionals first arrive at your Camillus home, we must assess risk and work to limit the migration and spread of harmful fire loss effects. One of the initial tasks that we can perform is fire debris removal, which is instrumental and helping to determine overall damage to the property better and reduce immediate effects such as soot concentration and harsh odors. Debris removal often must occur before job scoping and damage evaluation takes place, so this is one of the emergency services that our SERVPRO team offers shortly after you call.

While there are many steps to the mitigation of fire losses in your Camillus home, content management is one that is often overlooked. It is vital to our service professionals to protect your possessions and belongings the best that we can. To do this, we evaluate each item on a case by case basis to determine the extent of the damage, its salvageability, and what specific process or approach is necessary to restore it. While many of your belongings can stay in your Camillus home, more directly damaged items must get removed from the house and taken to our centrally located warehouse for a concentrated restoration effort, surface cleaning, and deodorization.

An advantage of choosing our team for recovering your Camillus house after a fire loss is our comprehensive approach to restoration and recovery. Not only do we have qualified restoration specialists certified in fire and water restoration, but we also have a full division of licensed residential contractors that can perform controlled demolition, full-scale repairs, and complete build back as necessary.


Mold can be a destructive and overwhelming presence in your Camillus home. While you might be able to find several DIY methods for “mold removal” on the internet, there is much misinformation that can lead readers astray. With thousands of types of residential mold, one approach alone cannot safely manage each of these organisms exclusively. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists have unique training and coursework to identify mold colonization and the best approaches to removing the organism from your home.

Remediation is not a universal science for managing mold in Camillus properties, as multiple approaches vary based on the individual circumstances that our professionals encounter. In some situations, the application and wipe cleaning with antimicrobial products on exposed surfaces can manage developing colonies. However, in other circumstances, controlled demolition might be the only suitable solution to remove deeply seated organisms. Our mold response is a blend of technicians accredited in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and licensed general contractors.

Effective mold remediation involves strategies that reduce the possibility of recurrences moving forward. Between both the contractors that we bring to your home and are certified technicians, we can repair and replace compromised areas of your Camillus property to reduce the possibility of recurring damages. Managing moisture concerns is one of the biggest obstacles, and can involve the installation of permanent dehumidification equipment, water diversion implements, or repairs to leaking wall systems or plumbing elements.


With properties like Syracuse University in our service area, we know that with a single fierce weather event, thousands of people could become affected. We consistently work to uphold our slogan that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and continue to show this with our prompt response following devastating and destructive storm systems that can affect Camillus and other towns in our region.

Emergency services play a vital role in our storm response, as they employ both our experienced technicians and our licensed contractors simultaneously to help. Our contractors can offer temporary construction solutions that can thwart or stop the penetration of floodwater so that mitigation and recovery inside can begin. Roof tarping, board-up services, temporary fencing, and tree removal are all services offered for this emergency response.

Flooding is a common circumstance in Camillus home, and this is a situation that our SERVPRO professionals must also prepare for when responding to these emergencies. We have efficient extraction and drying tools that can help us to quickly gain control and manage standing water and migrating moisture throughout your Camillus property.

If you want to make any disaster “Like it never even happened,” give our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team a call today at (315) 488-3900.

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