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Choosing SERVPRO of SW Onondaga: Your Ultimate Solution in Restoration and Construction

6/28/2023 (Permalink)

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Navigating the complexities of property restoration and construction requires a seasoned and reliable partner. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga stands ready to fill this role. Here, we provide compelling reasons why you should consider us as your go-to service provider for restoration and construction needs.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is a proud member of the distinguished SERVPRO Team Luzzi franchise group. Our group extends across five states - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey - and includes 16 franchises. This expansive network positions us to deliver prompt, exceptional services tailored to your unique restoration needs, no matter how big or small they might be.

What's more, we bring to the table over 20 years of experience in the restoration and construction industry. This vast reservoir of knowledge ensures that we can expertly manage any disaster with utmost precision, expediency, and superior workmanship.

As a member of the SERVPRO franchise, we not only adhere to industry standards but often exceed them. Our teams receive training following SERVPRO's rigorous guidelines, well-known for their focus on detail and quality. Moreover, we deploy state-of-the-art equipment and innovative technology, guaranteeing a fast and effective response.

Our 24/7 service availability sets us apart. When emergencies strike, SERVPRO of SW Onondaga will be there, ready to provide immediate assistance. Our main goal is to lessen the impact of the event and restore your property to its former condition as quickly as possible.

Notably, at SERVPRO of SW Onondaga, we are more than just a service provider; we are an active participant in the community. We comprehend the distinctive challenges our region faces and are committed to helping our neighbors rebuild and recover in the aftermath of any disaster.

When you select SERVPRO of SW Onondaga, you're choosing a reliable ally dedicated to restoring your peace of mind. Remember, in times of disaster, no one is better prepared than SERVPRO. We're faster to any size disaster, making it seem "Like it never even happened."

Mold Damage Professionals You Can Trust

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Drying equipment is setup in a room that is demoed to remove mold. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available for mold remediation projects included demo and reconstruction, call us today.

It's not surprising that mold can quickly develop in moist areas like the basement in the hot humid summers of Onondaga County. If you notice your residential or commercial property may have an uncontrollable mold problem you should call SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County. The is the best way for you to eliminate potentially dangerous volatile organic compounds as well as the effects of microbial colonization on organic building materials and their contents.

There are several steps involved in mold clean-up. This usually begins with identifying the extent and type of mold present on your property. The following are signs that indicate mold growth or warning signs:

  • Spotting -Irregular spotting on organic matter surfaces like clothing or drywall can help to identify areas where mold is forming and the need for immediate action.
  • Damp Materials -Moist Surfaces – Ceilings and walls panels that are damp can indicate an even greater risk of water damage. Secondary effects can occur if moisture persists for long enough.
  • Musty Odor –A musty smell is another indicator that you might have mold colonization. This smell is distinctive to mold development. If you smell it, it is likely that mold has already formed nearby.
  • Visible colonization - It is common to see mold in organic materials, such as or drywall.

What remediation strategies are available?

Understanding the differences in mold mitigation starts with understanding the difference between remediating or removing mold. It is difficult to remove mold, but remediation aims to eliminate active colonization in damaged structures.

  • Surface Cleansing - Our SERVPRO team offers a range of antimicrobial solutions that can be applied to surfaces with light damage to remove mold spotting or inhibit further growth.
  • Abrasive Strategies -Sanding is one option that uses aggressive actions to remove all hyphae and microbial growth. However, it does not affect the substrate.
  • Controlled Demolition- While this isn't always the most cost-effective way to eradicate mold colonies, there are many situations in which it may be more economical than drying and cleaning the entire surface.

How can you make sure your content is protected?

Professional remediation differs from DIY cleaning because it is important to protect your personal possessions. We are sensitive to how important and valuable your possessions may be. This is why we can quickly contain the spread of mold through the property and start an assessment of all the damage the home has suffered since colonial formation. Here are some ways to manage your belongings.

  • On Site Cleaning - Ideally, our technicians strive to provide on-site drying, cleaning, and deodorization whenever it is possible. This saves time and money over more difficult cleaning techniques.
  • Relocation There may be situations when removing items from a path of migrating harmful microbial agents can be enough to protect them and prevent any possible harms from occurring during the remediation stages.
  • Damage Assessment We thoroughly inspect all items in your house that could have been impacted by the spread of spores.
  • Offsite Recovery - Our SERVPRO facility offers a range of options for personal cleaning and deodorizing. We have a variety of cleaning options, including ozone chambers for neutralizing musty odors within entire items or surface cleaning strategies.

When can contents be returned?

Moving back requires the same care and attention as packing out to take these contents away. Your personal belongings that have been stored in our climate-controlled facility will be arranged in groups according to which rooms they are returned to upon their arrival at the property. An inspection is done on each item to ensure that there is no visible damage or severe odors. The items can then be returned to their rightful places after the house has been cleared.

Our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga team can quickly respond to the mold damage your home can cause. You can have your mold problems "Like it never even happened." by calling us today.

SERVPRO Restoration Is Perfect for University Maintenance Team Members

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

A large school building with many students. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is available to help schools in the upstate New York Area.

We are available to assist educational facilities throughout the Upstate New York region, from Syracuse to Niagara County. These services include disaster restoration services like water damage removal, fire and smoke damage repair, mold removal, storm damage repair, and mold removal. We offer additional services, such as project management and construction services.

It can be hard to have to go to emergency services during the school year. They may cancel classes or cause delays that affect your students and their ability to move throughout buildings. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County excels in this area. Our team can provide services to minimize student impact, such as working multiple shifts or night shifts, constructing privacy barriers around work zones, and providing the most up-to-date drying equipment, odor elimination equipment, and other disaster-related technology.

Call us today if your school is in dire need of the best mold removal and disaster restoration company in the area.

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Services Are Second to None

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Person is spraying a cleaning solution on a mold covered wall. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is the #1 cleaning team in the Syracuse Area. Call us 24/7!

The spring is just weeks away, and warmer temperatures are already starting to creep into the north east. We are ready to get a break from the cold after a wild and wet winter with record-breaking storms.

There are many options when it comes to mold removal. You can do the cleaning yourself. You can find many over-the-counter cleaning products at your local hardware shop. If all the directions are followed, and the area is small enough, you should be able to clean and disinfect it.

Sometimes, this is not possible, especially if mold grown onto porous materials like sheetrock, wood, or pressed boards. If the extent and severity of the damage are too severe to be handled with a rag and bucket, this may be an option.

SERVPRO is the best option in these situations.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is ready to clean up mold in your commercial or residential property. We have the expertise, equipment and solutions to help you get rid of it. To remove moisture from your property, we will use professional drying equipment. If necessary, we will remove carpets and drywall from the property. We can also offer construction services to finish the repair.

Call us today if you have noticed mold growth in your Syracuse commercial or residential property. We are always here to help!

SERVPRO Restoration - Experts in Fire, Water, and Mold Removal

11/28/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Restoration Services SERVPRO is available 24/7/365 Call Your Local Office

SERVPRO Restoration is an industry leader in the field of disaster recovery and cleaning services. The company's franchises are located throughout the country and understand the importance of property restoration and cleanup. SERVPRO franchises also offer hard floor cleaning, biohazard cleanup, and crime scene cleanup. Their staff is well-trained and ready to take on any size job.

For a quick response, call SERVPRO's emergency services. Whether you are dealing with a small emergency or a large-scale disaster, SERVPRO is prepared to help you overcome the challenges of your restoration project. We have the training and experience to handle all types of property damage, from sewage overflows to furniture and upholstery cleaning.

SERVPRO specializes in fire, water, and mold damage restoration. The company also provides document restoration services. Our technicians use advanced equipment to detect moisture in your home and make sure your belongings are safe. Once the SERVPRO restoration team arrives, they will assess the scope of the damage and provide an accurate quote. The agents will thoroughly clean and deodorize the home, and they will work with your insurance company to assist you with any claims process.

SERVPRO Restoration - Experts in Fire, Water, and Mold Removal

11/28/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Restoration Services SERVPRO is available 24/7/365 Call Your Local Office

SERVPRO Restoration is an industry leader in the field of disaster recovery and cleaning services. The company's franchises are located throughout the country and understand the importance of property restoration and cleanup. SERVPRO franchises also offer hard floor cleaning, biohazard cleanup, and crime scene cleanup. Their staff is well-trained and ready to take on any size job.

For a quick response, call SERVPRO's emergency services. Whether you are dealing with a small emergency or a large-scale disaster, SERVPRO is prepared to help you overcome the challenges of your restoration project. We have the training and experience to handle all types of property damage, from sewage overflows to furniture and upholstery cleaning.

SERVPRO specializes in fire, water, and mold damage restoration. The company also provides document restoration services. Our technicians use advanced equipment to detect moisture in your home and make sure your belongings are safe. Once the SERVPRO restoration team arrives, they will assess the scope of the damage and provide an accurate quote. The agents will thoroughly clean and deodorize the home, and they will work with your insurance company to assist you with any claims process.

Large Property Owners Trust SERVPRO

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Large Property Restoration Services Near Me SERVPRO of SW Onondaga is the area's #1 Large Property Restoration Company, call us 24/7.

When you manage or own large commercial properties like hotels, schools, multifamily residential buildings, industrial or retail businesses, venues, transportation hubs, and other large facilities you need to know that in the event of an emergency you have a disaster restoration specialist that is ready to begin work to get your properties back to 100%. That is why most large facility managers and owners trust SERVPRO. SERVPRO is the country's leader in water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and more. Our services are second to none.

We work with property managers and owners throughout New York & New England giving them peace of mind that in the event of an emergency our team will be available to immediately begin mitigation services. We provide essential services to large property owners such as storage and pack-out services of retail and manufacturing goods, equipment, furniture, and more. We then provide the essential manpower and equipment needed to restore your property after water damage, fire damage, mold damage, or other disaster-related cleaning services.

If you are interested in learning more about our large property restoration services call our office today. We will have a Project Manager reach out to you to discuss your property protection plan further.

Highly Trained Water Restorers Available 24/7 for Camillus Homes

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

servpro semi at job site From large to small water damaging events in Camillus, SERVPRO has the vehicles to transport skilled workers with advanced equipment--24/7

Why Choose SERVPRO for your water damage restoration

Numerous restoration companies exist in the Camillus area, but few have the experience, the resources, or the unified support of countless branches of our parent brand on their side. We want to provide the best possible service and care for our customers and their properties, regardless of the disaster they face. With water damage incidents, you need qualified technicians to provide peace of mind that the situation has gotten resolved.

Water damage in Camillus homes can originate in many locations and from multiple events, so you need a team of technicians with years of hands-on experience in the field to help. Our SERVPRO team has cutting-edge tools that can work directly to extract standing water and dry affected areas. Also, the confidence that comes with extensive training and education through in-house coursework and our certification paths with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

Water Removal Services

Our success and growing reputation in our area stem from our ability to mobilize quickly in a crisis. We keep our trailers and production vehicles ready to roll out at any sign of an emergency. With the frequency of water damage incidents, our professionals keep stocked vehicles with extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County is a team to trust with water losses. Call us today at (315) 488-3900 to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Can Hamper Your Activities

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher over flow When your dishwasher decides to have a mind of its own, call SERVPRO for the water restoration you need in your kitchen.

SERVPRO can mitigate the water recovery quickly for Camillus residents

Whether you enjoy dining in or take out is your favorite, it is always fun to try new restaurants. Camillus has a lot to offer in the way of food choices, so why not change things up a bit? Check out these excellent eateries and expand your food horizons.

Mo’s Pits BBQ

Barbecue lovers can be picky, but this place does not disappoint. The fries are hot and crunchy, and the choice of sauces is very nice. If you are looking for a great restaurant for date night, they offer a Sweetheart Combo. Pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and chicken come with your choice of sauces. The brisket is the most popular dish with coleslaw and mac & cheese that rounds out the meal nicely.

Finely Ours

This diner has been a favorite in Camillus for many years. They are known for their superior service, great menu, and fantastic breakfast meals. The parking can be tight, but everyone who eats there is willing to park and walk. French toast chipped beef, frittatas, and more have customers lining up to start their day off right. If you enjoy diners and have not tried Finely Ours yet, you are missing out.

Eva’s European Sweets

This restaurant is not just about sweets. Scrumptious Polish food and European fare are served up daily at this popular eatery. The Tour of Poland is nice for those wanting to try a little bit of everything. The Polish decorations add a unique flair. They have an outdoor eating area with a firepit, string lights, and picnic tables that are lovely. You can try traditional Polish food such as pierogi, kielbasa, and golabki. The desserts are scrumptious. Order their orange chocolate ganache cake, and you will become a regular.

Second Chance Diner

Another great Camillus diner. Home Cooked comfort food in plentiful supply is what gets served up at the Second Chance Diner. Very reasonably priced, and you can eat at the counter. The French toast seems to be a customer favorite. They have indoor or outdoor dining areas where you can enjoy your pancakes. That is if you can decide from all the fantastic pancake options on the menu. You can even order a donut breakfast sandwich. Yum!

The Cider Mill

This restaurant is a favorite with travelers passing through the area. The food presentation is impressive, and the taste matches the presentation. The salmon over wild rice is delicious. Their outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying your meal. It has lights, music, and heaters. Customers can check out their Facebook page for their daily special. 

SERVPRO Proudly Serves Camillus Residents

If your plans for eating out get put on hold because of water damage, SERVPRO is here to help. Something as simple as an overflowing dishwasher can wreak havoc in your home. Even if you catch it quickly, moisture can travel and cause hidden damage. Our technicians are here for you. We can:

• Arrive quickly and get started immediately to prevent further damage

• Use specialized equipment such as moisture meters to trace hidden water

• Extract water and dry your home so you can get back to your everyday schedule

• Clean and restore your home to preloss condition whenever possible

Do not let water damage keep you from doing the things you love, like trying a new restaurant. Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900 for professional water damage services.

Who Can Help When Mold Damage Occurs in Onondaga Hill Homes?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold" Mold is no DIY project. Call the trained professionals of SERVPRO. They are IICRC certified technicians with the latest equipment available.

A Certified Mold Damage Restorer in Onondaga Hill like SERVPRO Can Handle the Situation

Mold can grow in your property when its spores land on surfaces with moisture and organic material. However, it can cause health effects to your family if not handled on time. Mold remediation is a complex process that requires the help of a professional restoration firm like SERVPRO, which has decades of experience and access to sophisticated equipment and tools.

Mold damage in your Onondaga home can spread to unaffected areas if not contained or handled fast. When you let our highly skilled technicians handle the affected area, we guarantee you effective and professional services. Our team of responders is available 24 hours and responds fast to our customers’ emergency calls.

Before getting into the affected area, we equip ourselves with protective gear such as:

  • Respirator or dust filter mask
  • Protective suit
  • Water-resistant gloves
  • Goggles

How Our Restorers Inspect Mold-affected Areas

When inspecting for mold, our technicians are thorough. Since mold grows even in confined areas, we can use inspection cameras and borescopes to determine if there is mold in an area. The equipment also helps us minimize damage since we do not have to dismantle cavities such as telecommunication chases, which are costly to repair. Since mold spores may travel to unaffected areas, we can also use a luminometer to test for contamination on other surfaces.

Hiring a mold removal company is the best solution to removing mold. Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County for professional mold remediation at (315) 488-3900.

There Is Always Something To Do In Camillus

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician SERVPRO specializes in water cleanup. Our Skilled technicians are ready to revive your home or business in a moments notice.

Camillus Is A Small Town With A Big Personality

Camillus is a small town of 24,167 people, located near Syracuse, New York. Joseph Sherwood was the first pioneer to arrive in the area in 1795. By 1799 the village of Camillus was formed out of the land from nearby Marcellus. Although it was only a small town, Camillus quickly grew thanks to the Erie Canal building and the fact that it was on the rail route between New York and Auburn. 

From Axe Throwing to Movies, There Is Something For Everyone

One thing visitors to Camillus are sure to love is the range of things to see and do. For such a small town, Camillus is not short on entertainment. The town is home to many volunteer and civic organizations. You will find five golf courses, numerous shops and eateries, miles of parks and trails, a skate park, a community splash pad, and a senior center within its bounds. If you are looking for something sort of different to do, why not visit:

  • Deep Stop Scuba for all your scuba diving needs. They have classes for all ability levels, and you can take courses that focus on specific skills, too, such as ice diving. Their well-stocked shop covers all your diving needs, and they can also carry out repairs on your equipment.
  • Bad Axe Throwing, where you can unleash your inner Viking and learn a fascinating new skill! Ax throwing is ideal for families, friend groups, and work teams. You will be paired with a knowledgeable instructor who will help you learn the art of ax throwing.
  • Marcus Movie Tavern is the place to be if you want to enjoy good food and good movies at the same time. Relax in the comfy recliner chairs and choose from their delicious food menu for a luxury movie-going experience you will not forget.
  • Martisco Station Railway Museum offers you a step back in time. The museum is housed in the original station buildings, on the route between Syracuse and Auburn. Explore the exhibits and learn about a vital part of the area's history.

Enjoy Acres Of Natural Beauty

If you are looking for some much needed fresh air and exercise, Camillus has plenty to offer. The town boasts over 500 acres of parkland, which is impressive for a town of its size. 

One of the most popular parks is the Erie Canal Park and Sims Store Museum. Locals worked together to turn this abandoned part of the historic Erie Canal into a delightful haven. The park is available all year round for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating, and cross-country skiing, and you can also take a narrated boat tour. In winter you can go snowmobiling. If you visit in summer, you can book a spectacular dinner cruise along the old canal, where you will enjoy a fresh menu prepared by the local restaurant, Ernie's of Lakeland. Luncheon cruises are also available.

Erie Canal Park is educational as well as beautiful. The Sims Store Museum carefully replicates the original Sims Store that stood nearby in 1860. The original store sold:

  • Food and water
  • Fuels like coal and kerosene
  • Groceries and animal feed
  • Medicines
  • Hardware

The original store was in a prime position near Gere Lock, where the owner John Sim profited from the fact that boats had to stop at the lock before sailing on. Park visitors can see what the store would have looked like and learn about its role in Erie Canal history.

Get To Know The Notable Residents Of Camillus

For a town of its size, Camillus can count plenty of influential people to its name! Some notable residents, past and present, include:

  • Frank Michael DiPino, an accomplished former American professional baseball pitcher. DiPino played for Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, and Houston Astros. In 1988, DiPinowas the winning pitcher at the Chicago Cubs' first-ever night game at Wrigley Field. These days he is a pitching instructor in Syracuse, helping upcoming baseball players perfect their craft.
  • Kinsley S. Bingham, born in 1808, was a politician and lawyer who became the Governor of Michigan. Bingham was strongly opposed to the expansion of slavery. He was also a strong supporter of agriculture and was a significant player in building the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan. Such was his devotion that he was known as the farmer-Governor of Michigan.
  • Susan Wynne is an Olympic figure skater and two-time gold medal winner in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She is now a figure skating analyst for television, and she has also worked as a coach.
  • Kelly Cutrone is a publicist and television personality who famously took time away from her publicist career to work as a tarot reader for eighteen months! Her publicity firm, Cutrone & Weinberg, had a client roster that included Mark Ronson and Eartha Kitt. After her hiatus, Cutrone founded the People's Revolution. During New York Fashion Week, People's Revolution beat the record for most shows produced in one day.

SERVPRO Is Here To Help With Water Cleanup – Even During Record-Breaking Storms

Halloween 2019 saw record rainfall in upstate New York. Winds of 60 mph knocked out power lines, while the rain caused flooding that ran over roads and into homes. The winds were high enough to whip up water from Lake Erie and cause further flooding.

In floods such as these, there is a need for rapid water cleanup. Water that is not dealt with can soak into furniture, textiles, and even insulation and floorboards, causing damage. Wet conditions also raise the risk of mold growth. 

We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster. We equip our teams with state of the art equipment, including thermo hygrometers, moisture probes, air movers, and dehumidifiers to deal with water cleanup. We carefully plan and monitor every stage of water evacuation and drying to ensure the best results.

We also take care of contents cleaning. Our team will use hydraulic cleaning, spot cleaning, and Esporta washers to clean everything from clothes to kitchen utensils and toys. When we have finished drying your home, we will deodorize it to eliminate any lingering damp smells.

If you need a reliable water cleanup service, SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County is here for you. Call us at (315) 488-3900.

The Quick Way Camillus Residents Can Master the Art of Making Italian Desserts

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Deep fried donuts with honey. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County fully supports cooking desserts.

Learn To Prepare Two Popular Italian Foods While Interacting With Locals in Camillus

As the festivities season approaches, you may want to surprise your family or friends with unique dishes. You can consider Italian foods in your search for exceptional food. Although you can find recipes in cookbooks and try them on your own, you might get better results when someone shows you the ropes. Struffoli & Italian Wine Cookies are some of the highly-rated Italian desserts that you can prepare in the comfort of your Camillus home. You can build up the abilities you need by attending Vince's Gourmet Imports cooking classes.

The class presents several benefits, including:

  • Lessons that cover the traditional Struffoli preparation method, including mixing in honey and layering in sprinkles
  • Learning together with other people since each class involves up to 6 people, so you get to interact and meet new people
  • There is a printed recipe for each dish prepared provided at the end of the lesson

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County helps maintain comfort in Camillus residences through effective mold remediation. Call us at (315) 488-3900 for assistance.

What Guidelines & Standards Are Followed for Mold Remediation?

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

hand pulling wallpaper back revealing mold Have you noticed mold growth in your home? Don't DIY the remediation, call the experts at SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Adheres to EPA & IICRC Standards for Mold Removal 

Camillus, NY, is a lovely suburb of Syracuse. Rolling hills, historic sites, and beautiful homes spread out over the town. While there is a great diversity of people and jobs in the city, there is one thing all the homes and businesses have in common. They all are subject to mold at any given time. When a home develops mold, you want a professional company with experience and the proper training. SERVPRO is that company.

What are the EPA Mold Removal Guidelines? 

Mold damage in Camillus can impact both property and people. It can cause health effects. It is not something you should ignore or attempt to clear up with DIY treatments. The EPA mold remediation guidelines are primarily for schools and commercial buildings, but SERVPRO technicians adhere to EPA standards when working in homes. We provide the highest level of cleanliness and sanitizing we can.  

The EPA suggests the following: 

  • Moldy materials are cleaned and dried.
  • Moldy items that cannot be cleaned are discarded. (* Non-moldy items get dried within 48 hours) 

IICRC Mold Remediation Standards 

SERVPRO technicians are the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified. They have the training and experience to mitigate mold projects of any size. The guidelines put in place by IICRC were developed by professionals in the indoor air quality and the restoration industries. There are five steps our experts following when dealing with mold remediation: 

  1. Provide for Health & Safety – Mold can cause health effects, so remediation means protecting occupants and workers. SERVPRO techs use safety protocols and wear the correct PPE to ensure all safety measures get followed.
  2. Document Everything– The technicians document the building's condition, the extent of the contamination, and the amount of moisture saturation. 
  3. Control the Containment– Containment is crucial to prevent the spread of mold spores. Negative air machines, air scrubbers, and physical containment all help prevent the spread of airborne mold.
  4. Remove Contamination– This involves removing materials with mold damage (controlled demolition), vacuuming damaged surfaces using vacuums with HEPA filters, and damp wiping with the right cleaning products.
  5. Fix the Moisture Problem– This is the most significant portion of dealing with mold. If you do not correct the moisture issue, the mold simply returns.   

Homeowners should always make sure the company they choose has the right training to provide mold remediation. At SERVPRO, that is never a worry. We go above and beyond in training technicians regarding mold, water, flooding, and fire.  

What Does Containment Involve? 

Safety is a priority, and containment is an integral part of ensuring safety when dealing with mold. Our techs do everything possible to ensure airflow does not go from contained areas to other spaces. Building containment can involve installing plastic sheeting to create barriers. Negative air pressure is established, and HVAC vents are sealed. The technicians set up "clean rooms" and decontamination rooms that allow them to enter, leave, and place decontamination tools. 

Mold Remediation Process Steps 

Containment is only the beginning when dealing with mold damage. Some steps apply to any mold removal scene. The necessary steps include: 

  • Containment
  • Removal
  • Cleanup
  • Drying
  • Antimicrobial application 

SERVPRO knows when items can be cleaned and when they must get thrown away. Often porous material, like fabric or carpet, may need to be discarded. Non-porous materials can be cleaned, and semi-porous material may be cleaned if the hyphae are not deeply embedded. Antibacterial and antifungal agents get used on impacted surfaces.  

Choose a Company that Knows Mold 

When it comes to mold damage in Camillus, never settle for a company that cannot back up their claims. Ask what certifications the company holds and what guidelines and standards they follow. At SERVPRO, we are open about our crew's qualifications and experience. We know you want to relax and enjoy your home without safety concerns. We are homeowners, too, and expect the same thing when we go home from our jobs. 

If you think you might have mold, SERVPRO can help. We have tools and equipment that can detect hidden moisture and potential water issues. If you do not see mold but smell a musty odor anywhere in your home, mold is lurking somewhere. Although it is not possible to remove all mold spores from any building, we can stop mold in its tracks. Our goal is to leave your residence, "Like it never even happened." 

Contact SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County at (315) 488-3900 for professional mold damage service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Camillus, 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 SW Onondaga County today at (315) 488-3900 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.

Is it Safe to Light Candles Inside My Home?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

candles burning Let SERVPRO Mitigate all your fire needs in your Camillus home.

Lighting Candles in Your Camillus Home Could Cause a Fire Requiring Professional Fire Restoration Services

Most of us light a candle inside our home at one point or another. Aromatic candles, especially, can become a daily routine in your Camillus home, filling the air with a sweet aroma. As careful as we are, it only takes a naughty child or a curtain blowing too close to the flame to ignite a small fire and threaten your safety.

Fire damage in your Camillus home can be big or small, but our SERVPRO team is your partner in returning your home to mint condition. Before you venture into restoring your home, call our 24/7 hotline and let us assess the scope of the damage and tailor a plan to meet your needs. In the meantime, avoid using generic abrasive cleaners that can damage your possessions.

How do I eliminate the pungent smell in the air after a fire?

Once our SERVPRO crew cleans soot and ashes left throughout your home, we shift to cleaning the air. Whenever there is a fire, we pay close attention to the HVAC system and track the path of the smoke. We can also counteract the odor by applying-

  • Odor pellets that counteract the smell
  • Ozone generators to purify the air
  • Thermal foggers to spray odor-eliminating solutions
  • Hydroxyl generators to purify while the residence is occupied

SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County is on your side when disaster strikes. Call us at (315) 488-3900 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage In Your Camillus Home

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home No matter how these tools can help your home, our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team can put them to use.

Benefits of Air Movers for Drying Camillus Homes

High-velocity fans are a staple of effective spot-drying and moisture removal efforts for water-damaged Camillus homes. Air mover equipment can come in several sizes and shapes, each with their own unique ideal conditions. The equipment that our team uses is only part of what makes us successful in the region, however. Our reputation also hinges on a fast response from the confident technicians of our team accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

After determining the equipment necessary to restore water damage in a Camillus home, we can get to work on the mitigation that the property needs as soon as possible. Drying often follows extraction efforts, and air movers are a considerable portion of this moisture removal. Depending on the type used and the severity of the water damage in the house, there are several distinct advantages to using air movers over other drying methods.

Because of their size and weight, air movers are among the most versatile equipment in our inventory. It is easy to position and reposition these units as necessary, and they van each address either specific damage points or broader areas depending on the type used. Centrifugal units focus blasts of heated air at specific points needing evaporative drying while axial units address moisture in a broader environment.

Our SERVPRO team has hundreds of air movers in our warehouse, and many of these units get stocked permanently on READY trailers and service vehicles to roll out quickly during water loss emergencies. The availability of these devices makes them ideal for even large loss scenarios.

Many water losses can limit available power in a residence, but air movers can overcome limited electricity produced by generators with a process known as daisy-chaining. By plugging machines into each other in a sequence, we can run numerous units off of a single connection to available power.

Air movers play an intricate role in drying and recovery your home after flood and water losses. No matter how these tools can help your home, our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team can put them to use. Give us a call anytime at (315) 488-3900.

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We are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

inside of a school bus with children sitting in grey seats When you need a deeper cleaning, count on the technicians at SERVPRO to disinfect safely and effectively.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County, (315) 488-3900

Mold Damage In Your Camillus Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

mold damaged property We can make mold losses “Like it never even happened.”

Handling Mold-Damaged Structural Assemblies in Camillus Homes

Removing mold colonies from your Camillus home is not as straightforward as you might think, and requires detailed planning and specific intricate techniques to limit excessive material removal. As challenging as remediation might be, we have many field technicians with both experience and extensive training in this restoration niche. With accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), our professionals have an understanding of the best strategies and techniques to use in area homes.

A common misconception about damage when starting mold remediation in Camillus homes is that the colonies only exist where they are visible. With full structural assemblies pulling multiple layers of organic building materials together to form dividing walls, separation of floor and ceiling, or interior to exterior surfaces, many materials stand to become affected by migrating microbial threats.

Careful examination of the damaged and affected areas, including the use of surface and penetrating moisture meters, can give a good indication of what layers and levels of these structural assemblies have become habitable, if not already a supporting surface, to a mold colony. After our SERVPRO team has established containment barriers, we can begin with controlled demolition for surface materials like drywall, as severe mold colonization on these structural elements is not cost-effective to attempt to restore.

Uncovering structural framework, joists, and subflooring are all areas where our professionals work to remove the mold colony presence without damaging the material substrate. Abrasive cleaning techniques like soda blasting and sanding can have a positive effect. However, light colonization to spotting in the early stages of mold formation can often get resolved with the application of our antimicrobial agents.

With so many layers that make up almost every structural surface in your home, mold growth is seldom exclusively a threat on the surface where you can see. Our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County can work to identify the spread and presence of these damaging organisms to help remove these colonies from the house. We can make mold losses “Like it never even happened,” by calling (315) 488-3900.

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"B" - Good the Great

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

Sometimes you receive some feedback from a customer that makes it all worthwhile.

This was a letter we received from a customer some time back.  A friend convinced me I should share it on our website.

“B”– Good the Great

By: M. Kulak

Returning home one summer night, from the lake where we were boating,

We opened up our kitchen door to find our hardwoods floating.

I ran right in, rushed down the stairs to stop the water flowing,

Then turned around to my surprise, my lights were all still glowing.

Sensing danger, I ran upstairs, called 9-1-1 by cell,

Turned to my wife and clearly said, my God we’ve entered hell.

Solvay Rescue showed up fast, with the police just before.

Solvay’s finest secured our house, and it was safe once more,

I placed a call to the good hands folks, and told them of our woe,

A pleasant voice said, worry not, we’re sending out SERVPRO.

SERVPRO showed up around the time they stated they would.

A crew of three worked like 10 good men, moving debris out.

It looked like we were in “Good” hands, and I never sensed a doubt.

Swiftly they were all set up, to get the wet stuff dry,

And told us our humidity inside the house was high.

About 5 days so “B”- Good said, to bring the levels down,

Suggesting I should leave my home , brought on a little frown.

“B” said our house would reach high temps, 100 plus degrees,

So without hesitation see, I handed “B” my keys.

With trust a major factor here, this “Good” man had all mine.

Just as I thought, when I came home, the work was done in fashion,

It was obvious that, a job well done, was clearly “B” – Good” passion.

Allstate puts you in good hands or so the motto goes.

But SERVPRO put us in “Good’s” hands, as I am one who knows.

“B” Good had lived up to his name, by the way Allstate.

So here I knight him, “Prince of Tides…… thee Bill Good The Great”

I hope one never needs SERVPRO, but if indeed one should,

Request not just the nearest crew, demand the best: “Bill Good!”

Few men these days possess a trait that allow them to be trusted…you Bill are one of those few. You, my friend, are a credit to your profession. And my wife Colleen and I are forever grateful for your efforts in returning my home back to normal. I would also like to thank Christina and Pablo as well, for their elite workmanship and professionalism. Thank you again Bill, and God bless you and yours.


Mark and Colleen Kulak