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The Reality of Water Damage in Your Home | SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

Skirting board on a wall damaged by mold. When water damage invades your home, SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County is here to remove it quickly. Call us today!

We need access to water in our lives, there’s no doubt about that. We need it to run our households smoothly, stay hydrated and even to water the plants and trees on our property. Using water is a daily part of our lives, which means that the threat of water damage is always present.

A single leak, appliance malfunction or strong storm can leave behind a watery mess in its wake and your floors and walls will certainly suffer.

Our water damage restoration team explains more about the impact of water and what to do if you notice a leak, so read on to learn what to do if this happens in your own home. 

Discovering the Leak 

Water has the unique ability to seep and leak into the tiniest crevices in our homes. All it takes is one leaky pipe or a faulty dishwasher to start dripping, and before you know it, you have water running down your floorboards and leaking behind your walls.

Once it gets behind your walls or under your floors, it can be really hard to dry out on your own. The surface level water may be easily dried, but lingering moisture in those hard-to-reach areas can cause all kinds of issues including mildew and even mold growth. 

Over time, that mold growth can start to degrade your home’s structural supports and impact your indoor air quality. 

How to Stop a Leak 

Water can be tricky at times, and it can slowly leak throughout your home without being obvious or it can lurk in a hidden place. As soon as you discover the problem, stopping the flow of water should be your top priority. 

If the leak is coming from a pipe or appliance, shut off the water supply right away. If the leak is coming from your ceiling, set out a bucket to catch the water while you investigate the source.

After the situation is mildly under control, consider turning off electricity to the space in question. Standing water always has the ability to be electrically charged if it comes into contact with your wiring in your home, so avoid walking through any new puddles or floods. Now it’s time to give us a call!

Getting the Water Out
Depending on the severity of the situation, we will work on extracting the standing water or search for hidden moisture if your space looks outwardly dry. Once your room is clean and dry, we will work on addressing repairs like replacing floorboards and carpet and hanging new drywall. 

We will also be sure to fix whatever caused the leak in the first place so it doesn’t happen again!

Our goal is to return your home to its preloss condition as quickly as possible without compromising your home’s structural integrity or displacing you for longer than necessary. We will work until you are 100% satisfied. 

A single leak could cause a big problem. Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County right away! 

Water Damage Restoration: Syracuse NY SERVPRO's Commitment to Swift Recovery

6/27/2023 (Permalink)

confused brunette deals with unexpected water damage Turning the Tide: Syracuse NY SERVPRO's Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services

When the unforeseen strikes and water damage disrupts the rhythm of your business, Syracuse NY SERVPRO stands ready to help. Known for their fast, efficient, and professional services, they have earned a reputation as the city's premier destination for water damage restoration.

SERVPRO's experts understand the potential hazards and losses that water damage can cause to a business. Delayed or inappropriate responses can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and even business closure. That's why their team is always on-call, responding swiftly to minimize the extent of the damage and start the restoration process immediately.

Their specialized equipment and advanced drying techniques, combined with extensive experience and knowledge, enable them to restore your commercial space to its pre-water damage condition. Beyond restoration, they guide you through the insurance process, providing all necessary documentation and easing the burden during this stressful period.

With Syracuse NY SERVPRO, you're not just restoring your business premises; you're reclaiming your peace of mind. Their commitment is to ensure your business is back to normal operations in the shortest time possible, reducing financial strain and helping you focus on what matters - running your business.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Syracuse NY

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tractor trailers & trucks lined up in a parking lot. SERVPRO Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services Give You Peace of Mind That Your Property Will Be Back Up and Running Quickly!

When you own or manage commercial properties, scaling is an important factor in water damage disaster recovery. Team Luzzi is the company commercial property owners call when their buildings are damaged by floods, sewage backups, or burst/frozen pipes. Our ability to scale up quickly to meet the needs of the moment is second to none. We can provide labor and equipment to manage and restore large commercial buildings after major disasters.

Our franchise network works together to provide a seamless response to property damage calls and to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Once they arrive, our project managers can quickly estimate all labor and equipment costs. You can trust them to provide accurate, upfront and transparent estimates.

Our workforce of skilled laborers is available for work 24/7. We will work through the night if necessary to prevent further damage and lower the cost and time it takes to restore your property.

Our equipment will be available for your commercial property's dehumidification, purification, and air moving. With our working knowledge of your property, and the extent of damage we have experienced, we can quickly give you an accurate estimate and provide any necessary reconstruction services. Our team of industry veterans is ready to assist you with your project. We guarantee top-quality workmanship in every project.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration, Avoiding Material Waste

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding rain on a busy road with cars driving through it. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County Water Damage Repair & Restoration Services Available 24/7

When water damages your property the first few moments of decision making can be a difference maker. Regardless of the type of property, residential, commercial, office space, hotels or motels, we are able to help. We provide the labor, equipment and most importantly the experience needed to determine the best path forward in the aftermath of the water damage disaster.

First and foremost your project manager will remove all items in the damaged area of the property and, if possible, seal off the location to avoid further damage to other areas of the property. We will then immediately begin the process of removing water and humidity using proper equipment placement and extraction methods to ensure moisture levels in the air and reduced as quickly as possible to inhibit mold growth.

Mold growth will onset quickly in a water damage situation and if not immediately taken care of, many materials within the home can be destroyed beyond repair. Building materials such as sheetrock (drywall), linoleum floors, hardwood floors, laminate floors, carpeting and wood paneling can normally only be saved if restoration services begin within the first 24 hours of damage. Other items such as furniture, cabinetry, clothing & linens will be damaged beyond repair as well if not immediately removed and cleaned.

Calling SERVPRO can save you from having to replace materials and items within your water damaged property and can help you save money through restoration.

In some instances restoration of building materials is impossible, for example, when waste water is the cause of damage to the property most materials will need to be replaced to make the home or commercial property safe again, in these cases SERVPRO is still your best call. In addition to our restoration services we provide construction services so your job is not impeded or delayed and we can move immediately in the reconstruction of your home or business.

Our experienced contractors can provide a multitude of services including sheetrock repair, flooring replacement, cabinetry installation, and more. So, if your property needs damage repair and reconstruction we can save you time and money as our restoration team will already be aware of all services and materials required to complete the job correctly.

If your property is damaged by water call us immediately, we provide no obligation estimates and are prepared to begin restoration upon arrival at your location. We are trusted nationwide and work with your insurance company throughout the restoration process so there are no surprises when work is completed.

Emergency Water Damage Repair Syracuse NY

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Drying Equipment lined up in a room. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available 24/7 when water damages your property, call us!

If you have experienced water damage from a broken water supply pipe call us now. We are available 24/7 to begin damage restoration services anywhere in the Syracuse/Upstate New York Area. Our SERVPRO Franchises cover the Upstate New York cities of Syracuse & Buffalo and can provide emergency water damage services for even large-scale damages in commercial or multifamily residential properties in addition to residential and government properties.

During these last cold weeks of winter, we are prepared and equipped to help with emergency water damages in our communities. We are available 24/7 because in many cases we will start mitigation quickly to prevent further damage and ensure a speedy and quality recovery. 

We will work closely with your insurance company as we are a preferred vendor for many insurance providers across the country. We provide daily communications to ensure there are no surprises along the way and will make sure you are aware of all repairs to be completed before we begin. Call us now!

Water Damage In Syracuse? We Can Help.

1/29/2022 (Permalink)

Water damaged room under restoration by SERVPRO. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is Available to Help You When Damage Happens, Call Us 24/7.

When your home or commercial building suffers water related damage such as, a flood, burst or broken pipe, storm damage or something similar we are available to fix the situation and restore your property.

When we receive your call our local team of technicians will respond quickly. First they will remove all wet materials from the building. Removing these materials quickly reduces the amount of moisture in the air that will feed mold growth. Next they will place crucial water removal and drying equipment to extract standing water and moisture/humidity from the air. Once this process is completed the structure is ready to be repaired.

Our construction team will then work closely with you and your insurance company and provide you a comprehensive plan to complete all repairs. We update you and your agent daily as we progress through the project and make you aware of any unforeseen situations that may arise during construction so there are no surprises when the project is complete.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga as available 24/7 and is proud to serve Syracuse, NY and the surrounding areas of Onondaga County.

Water Damage Syracuse NY, We Are Near You & Ready to Help

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair Near Me SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is the areas #1 Water Damage Restoration Team, Call Us Today!

New York state and much of the north east is experiencing an increase in severe storms that cause flooding and water damage to commercial and residential properties. These properties can be better prepared for these kinds of events by contacting us. Our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga team works closely with property owners to help them identify potential vulnerabilities and plan accordingly for the event that water enters their buildings. 

We recently responded to severe flooding events caused by Tropical Storm Ida & Henri and we found many instances in which better equipment and preparation could have prevented the destruction of property.

Many property owners have been able to set up an emergency ready profile with SERVPRO of SW Onondaga. Your property is first reviewed by a Project Manager who then determines the best way to prevent future damage and prepare for extreme weather. If severe weather does strike, the damage to the building is minimal. Our team can then prepare for further damage with pre-planned strategies that are based on our review.

Call our office today to discuss your property and create an Emergency Ready Profile. This will ensure that you are ready for any extreme weather in the Syracuse, New York area.

What Do You Do With Your Electronics After A Water Leak?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

hands of a man using an electronic device Many homeowners have electronics in their homes.

SERVPRO® Professionals are here to help you save your precious resources.

Leakages are a common problem in homes. Many homeowners have electronics in their homes, so a water leak could cause major damage. You should hire experts who can protect these items, given the hidden costs of data and equipment loss.

What is the typical damage that a water leaking pipe can cause?

A water leaking in your residence can cause problems with other electronics. It is crucial to ensure that your electronics are not in danger.

What are the first steps to take if electronics are damaged?

It is important to check for electrical hazards. It is important to unplug all electronics, disconnect backup batteries, and remove all trip or fuse breakers.

What are the next steps?

Remove all electronics from the environment if possible. To prevent further water damage, electronics can be covered with plastic if removal is impossible.

What about the water coming from the leakage?

SERVPRO® professionals can remove standing water. Wipe away any excess water after you have completed the water removal. You should not turn the equipment on again until it is thoroughly examined. If you do, further damage may occur.

What other equipment could we use?

SERVPRO® professionals can use dehumidification equipment in order to stabilize the electronics. The dew point of the room should not cool electronics as this can lead to condensation and corrosion.

What if additional specialized expertise is needed?

A qualified electronics restoration specialist may be needed to complete the work and confirm the integrity.

SERVPRO Southwest Onondaga is here to help you save your electronics. To schedule an evaluation, please call (315) 488-3900

Meet Our Industry-Leading Drying Equipment for Camillus Homes

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment We have the experience, specialized training, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your property to pre-damage condition.

Equipment to Restore Your Water Damaged Home

Having the right equipment for any restoration task is a priority of our SERVPRO professionals helping to overcome water losses in Camillus. We invest much of our resources into ensuring that our field technicians have the best possible tools and machines at their disposal so that jobs complete faster, more thoroughly, and exceed our customer’s expectations upon completion.

When Camillus water damage incidents occur, fast response with this capable equipment is critical. We have rapid drying solutions that can vary based on the severity of the situation, location, or accessibility. Choosing the right tool for the job ensures that we do not ask our customers to pay more money for a task that takes longer than we believe it should.

Air Movers

At the heart of our drying process, you’ll find the high-velocity air mover. While these can differ in size, they can make a fast impression on saturation and moisture present in a damaged home. We keep numerous air movers stocked on production trailers for quick mobilization when disasters strike.


Our SERVPRO professionals also lean heavily on an assortment of dehumidification equipment. We have desiccant machines and low grain refrigerant units, both of which have their place in restoring areas of your home when water damage occurs. 

We know how to get your home dry again. Give our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team a call at (315) 488-3900.

Water Cleanup You Can Trust in Camillus

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO works to provide fast and efficient water damage cleanup and restoration to your Camillus property.

Water Damage Remediation and Cleanup with SERVPRO Means you get your Camillus Property Back to Normal Faster!

The last thing you ever want to do is to cut corners when you have basement flooding from burst pipes at your Camillus property. Going with DIY opens up a world of potential problems from hidden moisture and costly secondary damage. Hiring skilled water removal services with SERVPRO ensures you get the rapid clean-up you need!

All of the IICRC-certified water restoration technicians at SERVPRO have the experience necessary to get the job done right the first time. When you call us for water cleanup in Camillus, our processes for emergency services water damage restoration often include:

  • Pack-Out Services – Whenever extensive cleaning and extraction are necessary, our crew can organize packing up and moving your contents to dry or store off-site.
  • Emergency Extraction – Pulling up as much standing water as quickly as possible using industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums, powerful submersible pumps, and other handy tools allow us to get to the next step faster.
  • Flooring and Carpeting Inspection – We will take a look at your flooring materials and the subfloor below to determine whether it can be dried and cleaned or if controlled demolition to replace it is best. 

Advanced technology like hygrometers and thermal imaging cameras for moisture detection gives added peace of mind. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County is also here for you with detailed cleaning and sanitization. Call us when you need rapid water cleanup at (315) 488-3900.

How Can Property Owners Perform Water Removal in their Homes?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water damage in your home? SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Removal in Camillus Properties Requires Certified Restorers from SERVPRO for Professional Service

Camillus is located in Onondaga County, in the state of New York. Originally, Camillus was part and portion of the Military Tract Township Number Five. The town had a population of 24,167 in the 2010 census. In the town, there is a village called Camillus. Camillus village is located west of Syracuse, the county seat of Onondaga County.

Captain Isaac Lindsay was the first white settler in Camillus. He settled there in 1790. His brothers Elijah, James, and William Lindsay followed him. The brothers bought land lot No. 80 for twenty-five cents per acre. In 1793, Nicholas Lamberson joined the four brothers and settled in Camillus.

The first residents of the area formed Camillus town in 1799. In 1825, the Erie Canal promoted industrial development. In 1838, the railroad got into Camillus town linking Syracuse to Auburn, a city in Cayuga County, New York. A Board of Trustees incorporated Camillus in 1852. 

The Town’s Geography

The United States Census Bureau claims that the town has a total area of 89.3 km square. The east-west highway across Camillus town is the New York State Route 5. The NY-5 intersects with New York State Route 173, close to Fairmount in the far southeastern corner of the town. The NY-172 intersects with NY-5 close to Camillus village. 

Camillus Economy

The U.S has an average unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, while the town has a rate of 3.8 percent. The town has witnessed a job market increase of 0.5 percent compared to 2019. Financial experts predict that the future job growth in the next ten years can be 23.3 percent. This is lower than the country’s average of 33.5 percent.

Camillus residents earn an average income of $32,012 annually, while the U.S average is $28,555. A median household income of the town’s residents amounts to $64,217 annually, while the country’s average is $53,482 per year.

The Town’s Demographics

In the year 2000, the town hosted a population of 23,152 people, 9,315 households, and 6,595 families. The town had a racial makeup of 0.37 percent Native American, 0.92 percent Latino, 0.95 percent African American, and 96.45 percent White. The median property value in the city is $109,000, and 53.1% of the inhabitants own homes. Home maintenance is challenging, especially when one has to deal with water damage. Common causes of water intrusion include pipe leaks, appliance malfunctions, and clogged drains. When such an incident occurs, you can hire SERVPRO technicians to restore your home. 

How SERVPRO Performs Professional Water Removal in Camillus

Fast action after water damage is vital to prevent secondary damages from taking place. Most property owners get tempted to remove water in the affected area themselves. However, the chances of secondary damages taking place are high when one lacks sufficient training or advanced water removal equipment. Mold growth may occur, odors may linger, and other costly damages may occur due to high moisture levels.

Fortunately, if you hire SERVPRO restorers to handle water removal, you can expect a thorough job. We use hi-tech equipment and innovative techniques to ensure effective restoration. If your carpet is affected, we can use Knee Kickers, carpet shears, and heavy-duty plastic bags to remove your affected carpet. That also helps us access water under the carpet and pad.

Water damage can be a devastating event if not handled professionally. Call SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County for effective water removal. Talk to us at (315) 488-3900. 

Get Active With A Scavenger Hunt In Camillus This Winter

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Group taking photo Go on a scavenger hunt adventure with friends and make lasting memories, while SERVPRO takes care of your water cleanup needs.

Puzzling Adventures Invite Camillus Residents To An Adventure

If you are looking for something fun to do this winter, look no further than a One Team Scavenger Hunt courtesy of Puzzling Adventures. Enjoy a delightful combination of a traditional scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and a tour.

  • Answer questions, and solve puzzles to move between locations.
  • Play with a partner, in a group, or on your own.
  • Self-guided adventures mean you can play any time of day and take as long as you like to complete the challenge.
  • Fun and informative hunts are suitable for all ages, and many routes are wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Scavenger hunts cost $19.99 per team, and there are multiple dates available throughout January. Book online with Puzzling Adventures to get started.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County can help you relax and enjoy your winter festivities by putting your mind at rest about water restoration. Our teams of experts are on hand to help if you need water cleanup – call us at (315) 488-3900.

What Can Camillus Property Owners Do After a Pipe Leak Causes Water Damage in their Property?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in property Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900 to get your property to its pre-damaged condition “Like it never even happened.”

For the Best Outcome, Homeowners Should Hire a Reliable Restorer like SERVPRO to Conduct Water Cleanup their Camillus Residence.

When water seeps into your Camillus property, it can take less than 48 hours for the secondary damages to occur. Odors may begin to linger while mold growth may occur on various surfaces. If the water intrusion incident remains unattended for more than 48 hours, your wooden floor may start to warp, and the structural stability of your home may get affected.

What are the signs of water damage?
It is vital to hire reliable professionals to conduct water cleanup in your Camillus home since hidden water and moisture can damage your property silently. To determine if there could be hidden water damage in your residence, you can:
    •    Inspect the exterior and interior walls for discoloration.
    •    Examine the floors by checking signs of buckling, warped flooring, and stains on the carpet.
    •    Investigate your pipes in the basement, laundry room, kitchen, and bathroom for water stains
    •    Look out for a musty, mold, or damp odor

How do restorers find hidden water damage?
At SERVPRO, we use innovative techniques and high-tech equipment to test for dampness behind walls or confined areas. We can use thermal imaging cameras to see where moisture is present and penetrating moisture meters to get the moisture readings of porous surfaces like carpeting and pad.

Are your technicians certified?
Our restorers have gone through thorough training and have water restoration and cleanup certification. We have accreditation from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and we conduct water cleanup in compliance with the IICRC S500 standards. Our technicians have expertise in:
    •    Water damage cleanup
    •    Sanitizing
    •    Deodorization

Do restores have to demolish the drywall do access the trapped moisture?
Our SERVPRO technicians can access the moisture behind your drywall and confined areas without causing more damage. Our primary goal is to minimize damage and save as much of your property as possible. We can drill small holes into the drywall using a drill to direct positive pressure behind the wall. That can help in replacing the moist air with dry air leading to fast drying.

How do restorers deodorize a property whose occupants are allergic to scented products?
Many deodorizing products are scented. If you are allergic to scented products, we can use alternate equipment like hydroxyl machines and thermal foggers to combat the odors. Our restorers can also use a ventilation box fan to increase airflow in the property. The equipment generates between 3,000 and 5,000 cubic feet of air per minute, removing some odors.

You can save your property by acting immediately a water intrusion incident occurs. Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900 to get your property to its pre-damaged condition “Like it never even happened.”

What Considerations Should I Prioritize During Water Cleanup in My Camillus Home?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

water spewing from pinhole leak in pipe Even small leaks can cause a lot of damage. The water can even contain contaminants.

SERVPRO Understands That Each Homeowner Has Different Priorities, But We Offer Guidance Based on Our Vast Experience 

Water intrusions that affect homes necessitate cleanup to restore the preloss conditions. Cleanup might involve several steps because you have to extract all the water, remove residues, and address secondary material deterioration, such as staining. When your Camillus home is affected by a water loss incident, you need to come up with a sound plan that can address all the critical issues.  

What is considered critical in the process of water cleanup in Camillus properties?  

  • Addressing all hygiene-related issues 
  • Checking physical deterioration 
  • Reaching all moisture in hidden areas 
  • Choosing cleaning products and tools that match the prevailing conditions  

The water released into your Camillus house can trigger issues that result in unsanitary conditions at your home. For instance, when water stagnates over extended periods, microbial processes start leading to the multiplication of bacteria and other microbes, thus posing risks to people who touch the water. Substances dissolved in water, primarily when it originates from unclean sources such as dishwashers or laundry machines, can also soil the areas it reaches. Another category of problems can arise during the drying phase when actions such as using air movers to boost evaporation rates can aerosolize contaminants, spreading them all over the property.  

Our SERVPRO technicians can help you take steps that address all hygiene-related issues when we handle the cleanup at your property. For instance, we can help you expedite the extraction process by using efficient water extractors, limiting the time water stagnates in your property. That simple step eliminates the need to deal with microbes that develop over time. Since it is hard to tell whether contaminants are aerosolized or not, taking protective measures when drying wet materials is the best solution. We direct air mover ducts through air filtration devices equipped with HEPA filters, which remove airborne particles from the air, thus preventing them from spreading all over the property.  

How does cleanup help minimize the physical deterioration of materials?  

Physical deterioration from water exposure in Camillus takes different forms, including:  

  • Change of physical form 
  • Change of color 
  • Loss of structural strength  

Wet materials can change form when they swell or warp. They can change color when they stain or discolor, while structural strength is lost when they rot or crumble due to action from the absorbed moisture. Cleanup is highly effective against staining and other color changes. It can also help stop mold development, thus retaining the structural integrity of materials since mold growth is part of the natural rotting processes.   

Our SERVPRO technicians use various approaches to address the issue of physical changes. We use cleaning agents with disinfectant or antimicrobial properties to halt microbial development. We also spot clean areas where we notice stains in the early stages of the restoration process to prevent the stains from setting.  

How can I dry all moisture from the house?  

Once water is released into the house, it migrates to different areas. Removing the water that collects on surfaces is not only easily performed but expected. However, it would helpful if you don't forget the moisture traces that spread to the concealed areas. As an illustration, if you have a tiled or hardwood floor, the water might reach the space beneath the floorboards or tiles and, if left in place, can cause havoc to the materials in the subfloor and other areas of your house. 

Our SERVPRO technicians help with the removal of such water by using specialized equipment such as drying mats. We lay the mats on the surface where they create a vacuum seal with the floor, allowing a high-pressure blower to remove water vapor through the floor materials without necessitating the affected surfaces' demolition.  

Apart from using specialized equipment to handle unique problems, there is a need to choose the right tools for regular tasks. For instance, you need squeegee wands when extracting water from hard surfaces like tiles and wood to avoid leaving scratches. In case a surface such as a wall has a vapor barrier like wallpaper or paint, you need a way to release such water. Our technicians can use perforation rollers to puncture tiny holes that release the trapped moisture.  

Using the correct tools helps in many ways, including: 

  • Cutting down water removal or drying time 
  • They eliminate the need to refinish restored areas 
  • They minimize the burden of ensuring the job is done correctly  

Water intrusions at your Onondaga Hill, Geddes, or Fairmount property can cause a myriad of problems. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County can help you set the right priority addressing any issue, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (315) 488-3900. 

What Can I Do When I Discover Water Damage on My New Camillus Property?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

boots on flooded floor We're always ready to help you!

SERVPRO of Camillus Can Provide Your Property With Water Damage Remediation Services

Most people would never buy a water-damaged property in Camillus willingly. However, someone with an eye for opportunity may see a chance at an apartment in a great location when they look upon an "as is" purchase. Many people love to take on fixer-uppers, but you need to get the job done right the first time when it comes to finding water damage on your new property.

Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to helping you fight water damage in Camillus whenever you need it. From the moment you call our facility, we can begin to gather a team of qualified water damage restoration technicians (WRT) to come to your aid. Our technicians are highly trained and IICRC-certified (Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remediate Water Damage From Leaking Bathroom Pipes?

Our technicians have hundreds of hours of experience on the job and have the necessary foundation for remediating even the trickiest tasks. In the case of leaking pipes, our team can:
    •    Remove the bathtub/shower combo from the wall and then demolish any significantly damaged structure
    •    Clear out moldy insulation and thoroughly disinfect the area, to minimize chances of mold regrowth
    •    Use drying equipment to promote an evaporation-friendly environment and reduce moisture

Sometimes a change of perspective can make a difficult job more manageable. Removing damaged materials allows you to renovate your bathroom according to your vision.

What Kind of Advanced Technology to Your Technicians Use For Drying?

Here at SERVPRO, our technicians use various devices to remediate water damage. A few that might come in handy in your bathroom include:
    •    Heaters
    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Axial Fans
    •    Air Blasting tubes

Making sure to apply dry air between walls and under flooring can help prevent future problems, such as mold damage.

If you find your home in need of water damage services, never wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County by calling (315) 488-3900. We're always ready to help you.

What Should I Do When a Leak Goes Undetected?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Call us today" No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

SERVPRO Handles Both Recent and Prolonged Water Damage in Your Camillus Home.

Although time is of the essence, SERVPRO’s IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) specialists can handle any water leak, new or old. Our specialists in the Syracuse area understand that you do not always see the damage right away. You may have stopped the leak and not noticed any visible damage, so you did not think about it again until several weeks or months later when you begin to see discoloration in your kitchen wall at the site of the leak. Technicians use specific products and techniques to repair the affected area and mitigate further damage.

Why Do Technicians Use Cleaning Products?

Prolonged water damage in your Camillus home increases the chances that you have microbial growth. With this in mind, SERVPRO technicians use disinfectants like SERVPRO's specially formulated Concrobium and Vanquish to eliminate approximately 99% of organisms. They also may use deodorizing products to ensure a clean-smelling home after exposing the wall and damage. 

How Do Technicians Apply the Products in My Home? 

  • They use EPA-registered disinfects and prepare them according to label instructions to ensure effectiveness.
  • They make sure products touch the impacted surfaces, and have the right amount of dwell time; otherwise, it could compromise the effectiveness.
  • You may treat surrounding areas as a precautionary measure.

What are Some Safety Precautions for Product Application?

  • Technicians wear PPE (personal protective equipment) for safe application.
  • Residents and pets may need to vacate during disinfecting, depending on the amount of cleaning solution sprayed.
  • Technicians may need to turn off the HVAC system while spraying to prohibit fumes from spreading around the house.

For 24/7 assistance after a leak, Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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How Do I Protect My Floors from a Water Leak?

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

selection of hardwood planks SERVPRO can salvage your hardwood flooring after a water loss in Camillus

Protect the Floors of Your Camillus Home by Calling a Professional Water Restoration Company

Appliances can break over time and require a full replacement. Aside from the purchase, a leaky device can cause collateral damage by soaking the floors of your Camillus home. When flooring materials get wet, you need a professional crew to help restore them.

Water damage in your Camillus home is our specialty at SERVPRO. Our technicians hold certifications verifying our expertise in the water restoration process, and we are readily available when you call our 24/7 hotline. When water flows out of your kitchen or laundry room, take the proper precautionary steps by calling our team and avoid a bigger problem down the line.

Can I mop up excess water?

When your floors are wet, you must restore normal moisture levels. Your efforts in soaking up the water with mops and towels are helpful, but they may be insufficient. Our SERVPRO team knows that rushing to dry flooring material may damage it even more, which is why we work at an appropriate pace commensurate with the type of flooring you have. Some frequent challenges we face when dealing with flooring materials include:

  • Buckling of hardwood floors
  • Soaking of carpet underpads
  • Separation of laminate flooring

Entrusting our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team to restore your home is the best decision you can make. Call us at (315) 488-3900 and let us leave your home and floors "Like it never even happened."

Call Our Experts For Safe Water Damage Removal In Camillus

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A portable wet vac driving the carpet in this home We used a portable wet vac and this riding water extractor, the Rover, to save the carpet in this home. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

My Bathtub Overflowed, How Can I Clean It Up?

SERVPRO Can Handle Your Water Damage and Get Your Camillus Home Back to Norma

There could be several scenarios that result in accidental water damage in your home, but one of the most common is the bathtub overflowing. If you happen to have a bathroom on a second or third floor of your home, the potential for excessive damage then multiplies. No matter how much water spilled out, you need to worry about where it migrated to so that you can mitigate the issue before it gets any worse. This is where the help of highly trained technicians comes in very handy. 

Why Can’t I Clean Up the Water on My Own?

Even if you have a mop and bucket, or a wet-dry vacuum that you can try to use to clean up the water, there is no way of telling exactly where the water migrated. This type of water damage in Camillus is best left to the professionals to address it with moisture detection equipment, industrial-strength drying techniques, and specialized cleaning agents. Our team at SERVPRO can address the water loss fast to make sure that your home is back to normal before you know it. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and you can reach us for emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What Should I Do Before You Arrive?

Stopping the flow of water in the bathroom helps you to limit the impact of the loss. Before our team arrives, there are some measures that you can carefully take, including:

• Shut off the water supply as soon as possible. Depending on the situation, merely trying to turn off the tap might not do the trick. You may have to locate the shut-off valve that is located behind the fixture. If this water valve is stuck and you cannot close it, you then have to look for the main valve to shut off water to the entire home.

• Turn off the power to that area. Because electrocution is a real threat and always a potential hazard when you have indoor water damage, you should locate the circuit breaker to make sure that the power gets shut off to that bathroom.

• Remove any standing water in the room. Very carefully, you can try to pull up as much of the water in the bathroom as possible. This can be done with towels, mops, and sponges, but using a wet-dry vacuum or shop vac is the best way to pull up as much water as quickly as you can.

Note: For any bathroom disaster that may involve unclean water, such as water from the toilet, you need to let the professionals handle the cleanup.

• Keep the space adequately ventilated. If possible, open windows to try to keep the air moving through the space before we arrive on the scene.

What Can SERVPRO Do To Help?

Once you call our team for help with your bathroom flood and water damage, we deploy certified experts in as little as four hours. We arrive at your home with trucks fully equipped with all of the tools and cleaning agents necessary to address your water loss in a safe, effective manner. Should you have any walls or carpets that have been impacted by water intrusion, we have professional equipment to help us remove as much moisture as possible, including:

• Truck-mounted extractors that allow us to remove hundreds to thousands of gallons of water quickly.

• Portable pumps that we bring into your home to execute fast, efficient water removal.

• Weighted extractors, or rovers that use the weight of the technician to help push water out of your carpeting and the padding below.

Because water may have migrated from the bathtub area and underneath your cabinets or behind the baseboards or walls, it is vital that we take the time to locate any hidden moisture. Our skilled technicians use water detection and monitoring devices that not only help us to locate moisture but tell us how we should adjust our equipment to speed up the drying process. With any water damage situation, the main goal for drying your interior is to return all of the materials within your home to average moisture content levels. Our meters and sensory technology allows us to find the moisture quickly before the potential for harmful mold and mildew worsens.

To wrap up your cleanup project, our technicians use EPA-registered and eco-friendly anti-microbial cleaners that allow us to disinfect while also helping to minimize allergens. These cleaners, in conjunction with air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers, allows our team to restore your home to make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you are dealing with water damage in your home, contact us at SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County, and we can send a team out as soon as possible to start the assessment. You can reach us 24/7 at (315) 488-3900.

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Our Experts Act Fast After Water Damage In Camillus

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

A basement floor covered in water  The water pooling on this basement floor was quickly vacuumed up and dried by our team. We arrive right away to prevent further damage.

Refrigerator Water Cleanup in a Camillus Kitchen

Homeowners count on their appliances to work for them consistently, and one of the most reliable of them is the refrigerator. However, even this trusty kitchen must-have can experience a variety of issues that can allow water to penetrate surfaces and floors without fast mitigation. 

If your Camillus home requires water cleanup due to an appliance failure or another issue, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are always available to restore your home to its preloss condition. SERVPRO uses a variety of water damage mitigation tools to dry your home, including back-mounted extractors, air movers, dehumidifiers, deodorizers, and EPA-registered antimicrobials to ensure that your possessions are returned to a safe and dry condition. The emphasis in cleanup is placed on salvaging when feasible so that you can minimize losses and get back to enjoying your home as it was. 

Minimizing Refrigerator Leaks

  • Keep the refrigerator level. If your fridge is off-balance, water cannot flow into the drain hole properly, which can cause leaks to form under the refrigerator. If your refrigerator shuts on its own when you turn away, your fridge needs to be adjusted so that it is level. 
  • Clean the drain hole. Every so often, the drain hole gets blogged by food particles and debris, which can cause an overflow.
  • Check for supply line clogs, leaks, or kinks. Be sure to unplug the fridge and shut off the water supply before you start troubleshooting. Shutoff valves for the fridge are often located behind the refrigerator, under the sink, or in the basement. 

SERVPRO Dries Your Kitchen

When water damage affects your home, SERVPRO technicians can use state-of-the-art drying tools to restore it to a clean, dry condition. Two of the most critical tools for water damage mitigation are centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers. Air movers are typically placed at 45-degree angles in relation to affected walls and run in tandem with dehumidifiers to pull moisture out of surfaces and replace it with warm, dry air. Technicians can erect polyethylene drying chambers to increase the efficiency of drying in a contained space. 

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County wants to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." When disaster strikes in your residence, you can call (315) 488-3900.

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Swift Scoping of a Water Loss to a Camillus Property Reduces Damages--SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

device with green hoses placed inside wall at baseboard level for drying For Water Damage Restoration in Camillus, Call SERVPRO--Always Deploying Advanced Equipment

Mitigation Priorities for Water Damaged Camillus Residences

Many people might hear key restoration terms like mitigation for water loss incidents that affect Camillus homes, but not fully understand the substantial benefit that these phases of recovery offer. As a reputable restoration company serving the area, our SERVPRO professionals seek to save our customers time and money on every task we undertake, and that is what makes mitigation and emergency services such valuable processes.

Initiating emergency services and mitigation activities for water damage in Camillus homes involves a collection of relevant information. Our management collects data and readings from continued conversations and prep work in the short window before our technicians arrive. We determine the needed personnel, auxiliary power, and materials we might need to load onto service vehicles before departure from our warehouse. For significant water damaging events to your property, a Project Manager or Crew Leader may direct the data collection during the scoping of the environment.

One of the most substantial focuses of our responding team of professionals is the priorities of our customers. You might have areas of your home or contents that have become damaged that you want to get attention before others. Because some level of demolition can often get anticipated for widespread water loss incidents, such as removing baseboards or cutting drywall to reach damaged plumbing, we arrive with experienced general contractors from our team to get this process started.

Extraction and cleaning are vital services as well, from removing the surface water in the damaged areas to muck out cleaning, we can start the process of getting your home back to normal. We focus on demolition plans and drying strategies that allow an occupant to remain in the damaged structure, as highly disruptive strategies can lead to expensive out of pocket costs for our clients when insurance coverage does not address additional living expenses.

Mitigation is an essential element to starting restoration work in a water-damaged home. Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, our experienced restoration technicians and general contractors can get emergency services started as promptly as possible to reduce out of pocket expenses for our customers. No matter how we can help, you can count on our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team. Give us a call today at (315) 488-3900.

Addressing Moisture and Dampness in Skaneateles Basements

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

If water damage invades your basement, call SERVPRO.

Water damage removal from your home

Basements have become a common staple even in the modern construction of Skaneateles homes. With the desire to make more living space out of these areas, it is more important than ever to battle potential moisture and dampness. Hydrostatic pressures, moisture leeching through concrete, and cracks in blockwork all provide openings for water penetrations, though one of the most significant contributors for finished, sealed basements are plumbing leaks.

Addressing water damage in Skaneateles homes is critical, especially in finished basements. There are threats present in allowing lingering moisture to continue unabated and unchallenged, and that is why our SERVPRO team works to reduce even higher humidity levels immediately. Moisture detection can help identify plumbing breaches quickly so that our contractors can repair these damaged portions.

As a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all of your restoration needs, our SERVPRO team works to provide a minimal invasion and intrusion into your life by performing all of the necessary drying, extraction, and reconstruction as efficiently as possible. Dehumidifiers can help to lower the moisture content in the air while the plumbing and subsequent drywall get repaired.

We strive to provide a comprehensive experience that saves you time and money on the restoration work your property needs. Our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County professionals are here to help 24/7 at (315) 488-3900.

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Flooded Basement

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

This Auburn home’s basement flooded due to a failed sump pump.

Title: SW Onondaga County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

Category: Water Damage

Photo: Upload Photo of Flooded Basement (before restoration)

Photo Caption: This Auburn home’s basement flooded due to a failed sump pump.


A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your  basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 315-488-3900

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 315-488-3900

Faster to your Water Damage

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

A frozen pipe burst causing ceiling to collapse and damaged lower floors of this Camillus home. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County was there to help!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7


Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.