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Navigating Floods at Home or at Work | SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan

5/17/2024 (Permalink)

Woman's Feet Wearing Waterproof Boots, Standing in a Flooded House with Vinyl Wood Floors Was your home hit by a recent flash flood and all your left with is the aftermath? SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is here to help. Call today!

We all know what a lot of water can do in our community! Recent floods and water issues in New York City have opened our eyes to the strength and impact that water can have on our commutes and daily life.

While water can be powerful and cause a lot of stress, it can also cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time. Recognizing when a developing flood situation is happening and taking the steps to keep yourself safe is key. 

Flooding at Home

No matter what kind of flood situation has happened at your home, your safety and your family’s safety is of the utmost importance. 

If you can stop the flow of water by turning off a water valve or plugging a burst line, do so right away. If the flood situation can’t be stopped at the moment, stay high above the water line and don’t walk through any standing water.

Floodwater can be dangerous, and if the water flowed into your home off of the streets, it could be harboring all kinds of materials. Sewage, storm runoff, chemicals or even sharp debris could be floating just out of sight. Stay out of the water and give us a call so we can handle your cleanup.

Flooding at Work

Flash flooding situations can develop quickly and can take you by surprise. Floodwater can travel really fast and can infiltrate your business in seconds once it starts to flow. 

If you are at work and the water starts to creep in, get your staff and customers to safety as quickly as possible. That may require a quick evacuation or it could result in you gathering everyone that you can and getting as high as possible in your business.

Try to stay calm and reassure your staff and customers that the water will eventually stop flowing in. Once it has, do your best to avoid walking through the wreckage. Take as many photos of the damage as possible, as this will not only help us create a better recovery plan, but it will make the insurance claim process that much smoother for you. 

How We Tackle Flood Damage 

We will jump right into action as soon as you call us and then we will get to work removing any standing water from your space. The longer the water sits, the worse your damage can get. 

Lingering water or moisture can lead to warped walls and floors, but it can also spark mold growth that compromises the structural integrity of your property. A quick restoration is key to avoiding these frustrating issues. 

Our team will handle everything from the initial drying to the final repairs, and we can even take care of your fragile materials like paper documents or important keepsakes. We will work hard to bring your property back to its preloss condition as quickly as possible. 

We are Here to Help® you recover from a flood faster. Contact SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan today. 

The Natural and Manmade Source of Water Damage | SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan

2/17/2024 (Permalink)

Worker repair and fixing ceiling panels damaged hole in the roof house from pipes water leakage. Water leaks can cause more damage than imagined. That's why SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan have a team who can help. Call us today!

Water surrounds us every day whether we think about it on a daily basis or not. The bay is located right outside our windows, the ocean is right down the street and the water flowing through our pipes is right behind our walls. 

We rely on water to help us get through our days and to support our lifestyles, but it can also become a huge issue in the blink of an eye! Burst pipes, overloaded gutters, open windows and faulty appliances are all at risk of causing extensive water damage. 

Water disasters can occur from a manmade accident or from a natural source, but either situation can be incredibly destructive. 

Your Appliances and Pipes

Older buildings in the Manhattan area tend to have older pipes and appliances, which can increase the risk of suffering a water line malfunction or burst pipe. Check the water lines coming from your dishwasher, washing machine (if you have one), and your sinks or faucets. Any sort of degradation along the line or loose connections can quickly lead to catastrophe.

A single small crack in a fitting or even a pipe behind your wall can lead to a slow leak over a long period of time. That simple crack could be the cause of hundreds of gallons of water to leak into your home over the course of a few months. If you ever notice water coming from a line or appliance, shut it off immediately to stop the flow of water and give us a call. 

The Force of Nature 

We are no strangers to crazy weather here in the Manhattan area! Strong summer storms, heavy rain, intense blizzards and even hurricanes can impact our area significantly. 

With each instance, water can impact your home in  a massive way. If you own your home, get out a ladder and clean out your gutters and trim your trees. If you rent or live in a high-rise, be sure all of your windows are securely shut and any outdoor furniture is secured to your patio. 

Floods can also impact our community, so preparing for a potential flood can save your possessions from significant damage. Move anything valuable or fragile off of the lowest level in your home, and stay on higher ground. If water starts flowing into your home, stay calm and call us as soon as the water stops rushing in. 

How We Can Help
Dealing with home damage is frustrating no matter how it happens! No one has time to sit around all day waiting for the repair teams to get to work. That’s why we should be your first call. 

Our restoration team will arrive right away, and we will always show up when we say we will. We will get started by removing any excess water and then we will get to work restoring and repairing anything that the water damaged.

We are trained to tackle any water damage scenario quickly and efficiently, and we will get your home back to its preloss condition in no time at all.

Call us as soon as you discover water damage in your home. SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is always Here to Help®.

How Partnering with SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan Helps You Restore and Rebuild After a Disaster

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

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When disaster strikes, the path to recovery can seem daunting. That's where SERVPRO® of Lower East Side Manhattan comes in, guiding you through the restoration and rebuilding process with expertise and compassion. Our all-encompassing approach ensures that from the moment disaster is assessed to the final touches of reconstruction, every step is handled with precision and care. This introduction sets the stage for understanding how SERVPRO's seamless integration of services not only restores your property but rebuilds your peace of mind.

Restoration and Clean-Up

At SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan, we understand the importance of a thorough and efficient cleanup process following any disaster. Our team is equipped to handle a wide range of cleaning needs, from water and fire damage to mold remediation and even biohazard situations. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure your property is cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized to meet the highest standards. This foundational step is crucial in mitigating further damage and setting the stage for the rebuilding phase, ensuring a smooth transition from restoration to reconstruction. 

The Reconstruction Process

After cleanup, the reconstruction process is integral to our commitment to fully restoring your property post-disaster. This service encompasses everything from minor repairs to comprehensive rebuilding efforts, ensuring your premises are restored, making the damage "Like It Never Even Happened." The professionals at SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan are equipped to handle the reconstruction phase in full, helping alleviate the stress that comes with rebuilding after a disaster.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

When it comes to restoration after a disaster, SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is your single point of contact when it comes to cleaning and reconstruction. By allowing SERVCPRO to be your advocate for reconstruction, you don't need to worry about managing multiple repair teams. SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan has you covered. On top of a single point of contact, SERVPRO also helps you in navigating the insurance claims process and assists in coordinating the necessary paperwork, giving you a quicker and easier experience.


SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan exemplifies resilience and expertise in the face of disaster, offering a comprehensive range of services from initial cleanup to complete reconstruction. With our approach and focus on quality, efficiency, and customer care, SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan not only restores properties but also peace of mind, making disasters "Like It Never Even Happened." This dedication to excellence and comprehensive support underscores why SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is the preferred choice for disaster recovery and reconstruction. Contact us today!

What the Polar Vortex Means for Your Pipes

1/15/2024 (Permalink)

Thermostat in Snow Polar Vortexes bring exceedingly cold temperatures

As the winter weather continues, "Polar Vortexes" become far more likely, signaling plummeting temperatures and severe weather conditions. This meteorological term, often associated with bone-chilling cold, can have a profound impact on daily life, particularly for homeowners and business owners. In addition to several drops in temperature to worry about, polar vortexes also heavily affect plumbing systems. As temperatures dive, the risk of pipes freezing and subsequently bursting increases, potentially leading to severely damaging water floods. Understanding the polar vortex, how it affects plumbing piping, and the necessary preventive measures are essential for bracing for the winter months. SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan has crafted some preventive measures you can utilize to ensure your plumbing stays safe during the ongoing polar vortex.

Understanding the Polar Vortex and Its Impact

A polar vortex is essentially a vast expanse of swirling cold air that typically envelopes the polar regions. However, during the winter, the vortex at the North Pole often expands, pushing frigid air toward the equator and affecting much of the Northern Hemisphere. This shift can result in a sudden and steep drop in temperatures, often catching businesses and residences off-guard.

The critical issue with these plummeting temperatures is their effect on water pipes. Water expands when it freezes, and this expansion can exert extraordinary pressure on pipes, regardless of whether they are made of metal or plastic. When the pressure becomes too great, pipes can burst, leading to water damage, the potential for mold growth, and the need for repairs on top of restoration and cleaning services.

Prevention and Protection

To mitigate the risks of a polar vortex freezing your pipes, consider the following preventive steps:

  1. Insulate Pipes: Wrapping exposed pipes in foam insulation, particularly those in unheated areas like basements, attics, and garages, can significantly reduce the risk of freezing.
  2. Maintain Consistent Indoor Temperature: Keeping your home heated consistently, even when you're away, helps keep the internal temperature of pipes above freezing.
  3. Allow Faucets to Drip: Allowing a slight drip in faucets can prevent pressure buildup within pipes, reducing the risk of freezing and bursting.
  4. Drain Water from Pools and Sprinklers: Drain water from the swimming pool and sprinkler supply lines following the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Close Inside Valves Supplying Outdoor Hose Bibs: After removing and draining outdoor hoses, close the inside valves that supply these bibs but leave the outside valve open.
  6. Insulate Vulnerable Spaces: Increase insulation in areas like attics, basements, and crawl spaces to maintain higher temperatures.
  7. Open Cabinet Doors: Allow warmer air to circulate around plumbing by opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.

The polar vortex, while a natural weather phenomenon, poses a significant challenge to plumbing, particularly regarding the risk of frozen and bursting pipes. By understanding this meteorological event and taking proactive, preventative measures, you can safeguard your home against the potentially devastating and costly consequences. Prevention actions are far more effective and less costly than repair. Stay warm, stay informed, and prepare your home for whatever the winter brings. 

Should you incur any water or storm damage during the Polar Vortex, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan, and we'll make it "Like It Never Even Happened!"

Preparing for Storms in the Manhattan Area | SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

old wooden house storm damage Has a severe storm left devastating damage to your home? No need to worry, SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan can help. Call us today!

We are tough New Yorkers, and we know how to handle a storm or two around here. Hot and muggy summers can bring rainstorms and severe weather, while the chilly winters can bring intense snowstorms that cause the city to come to a grinding halt. In addition, the threat of coastal storms or hurricanes threatens our community from summer to the late fall.

There is certainly no shortage of weather threats in our community. Preparing ahead of severe weather can help you avoid serious damage and costly repairs, so check out these tips below to gather some preparation inspiration before the next storm comes to town. 

Prepping Outside Your Home
While many of us don’t have huge yards, expansive green spaces or a large property to maintain, it is still important to prepare the exterior of your home for the possibility of storm damage. Start with cleaning out your gutters and ensuring your downspouts are pointed away from your home. Rain or any other precipitation that we get needs to run down and away from your home, and that can only happen if your gutters are clear.

Close your windows and ensure your doors and windows are sealed shut. If you have any trees or landscaping around your home, remove any dead limbs or vegetation and dispose of the debris properly. A single dangling branch can easily be tossed into a window or the side of your home and cause significant damage.

Tackling Indoor Storm Preparation
Before you batten down the hatches, you have to get the inside of your home ready! Preparing for floods or infiltrating water can help you stop a water leak in its tracks and minimize damage. 

Get any fragile furniture or documents out of your basement or lowest level, and move any keepsakes or important possessions to a safe location. Consider shutting off electricity to the lowest level of your home if your basement tends to flood often during storms.

Once your home is ready, it’s time to prepare your emergency kit and gather any necessary supplies that you need. While you may not need everything in your kit all at once, having a reliable place to go searching for something during an emergency can help your entire family stay safe. Update emergency contacts and charge your phone as soon as a severe weather threat is issued.

What to Do in the Aftermath
Storms can be strong at any point in the year in the Manhattan area, so stay calm and stay inside until the threat has passed. If your home has suffered obvious and significant damage, walk around carefully as sharp objects, debris or other hazards could cause serious injury. Take photos of the damage you discover, and document everything so your insurance company has a clear picture of what happened.

When that is done, give us a call! Our team is highly trained and can handle your restoration from start to finish. We will tackle any water damage as well as structural storm damage, and we will ensure your home is repaired to its preloss condition as fast and as thoroughly as possible.

Don’t let a storm cause lingering damage in your home. SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is Here to Help® with your entire restoration.

Home DIY Gone Wrong? We Can Help | SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan

8/11/2023 (Permalink)

Apartment repair wall repair renovation house renovation home remodeling real estate repair Need help finishing your home repair? Call SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan to get the job done right.

As a homeowner, you're no stranger to the joys of tackling minor fixes and DIY projects. It's part of the charm of owning a home. However, some tasks that initially seem straightforward can quickly become overwhelming, leaving you feeling out of your depth.

Instead of dealing with half-finished kitchen renovations or exposed bathroom walls, turn to SERVPRO® for the confidence to complete your construction project. We're here to handle any outstanding tasks, delivering a professionally finished result that you can trust.

Our Comprehensive Construction Approach

As a complete restoration and repair company, "full service" isn't just a phrase – it's our commitment. From addressing water damage to handling mold issues, we can address all your home's construction needs.

Whether stepping in when you're overwhelmed or managing the entire remodel, including initial project planning, we've got you covered. Our process begins with a thorough inspection, encompassing mitigation and reconstruction tasks such as rebuilding walls, installing drywall, and fitting new cabinets or windows. We're equipped to handle it all!

Safety is paramount to our team. We prioritize proper safety measures, ensuring control over dust and addressing any hazards like mold or wiring concerns.

Dependable Confidence

Our dedication to learning and staying current with advanced restoration techniques guarantees a safe and thorough project completion. Being locally owned and operated, we're well-versed in the codes and regulations specific to the Lower East Side Manhattan area. From initial cleanup to finished product, we’ve got you covered.

Our goal is to help you achieve the house of your dreams, whether it's a simple remodel or recovering from a disaster. We've got your back in any scenario.

For all your construction needs, reach out to us today at SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan.

East Manhattan, NY: Your Trusted Partner in Commercial Damage Restoration

7/13/2023 (Permalink)

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Navigating the aftermath of a disaster at your business can be challenging. That's where SERVPRO of East Manhattan, NY, steps in—specializing in commercial damage restoration. Whether it's water, fire, or mold damage, we understand the urgency and the unique complexities associated with restoring commercial properties. Our trained experts are available around the clock, equipped with advanced restoration technology to promptly address damage, minimize business interruption, and get your operations back on track. We provide a comprehensive approach, managing everything from the initial cleanup to the final restoration, always in compliance with industry standards. Trust SERVPRO of East Manhattan, NY, to safeguard your business investment, ensuring it's clean, safe, and ready for business. Your satisfaction is our success.

The Case for Selecting SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan as Your Premier Restoration Resource

6/28/2023 (Permalink)

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Dealing with property restoration and construction often brings a unique set of challenges and strains. In such moments, you require a dependable and professional partner, and that's where SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan steps in. We are here to offer you insightful reasons to consider us as your ultimate choice for restoration and construction services.

To start with, SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is an integral part of the respected SERVPRO Team Luzzi franchise group, a well-established name in the restoration sector. Our group comprises 16 franchises spread across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, providing us with a broad scope and capacity to deliver swift and top-tier services regardless of your project's size or nature.

Additionally, our franchise holds more than two decades of practice in the restoration and construction industry. This extensive experience equips us with the knowledge to handle any disaster scenario with utmost efficiency, precision, and superior craftsmanship.

Being part of the SERVPRO franchise means we adhere to, and often surpass, industry standards. Our expert teams are rigorously trained following SERVPRO's meticulous guidelines, which focus on attention to detail and quality. Plus, we use the most advanced equipment and technology, ensuring our service delivery is effective and prompt.

Moreover, our readiness is unrivaled. With a 24/7 service availability, SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is your reliable partner, prepared to offer instant aid in any emergency. Our fundamental objective is to minimize disruption and restore your property to its pre-damage condition in the shortest time possible.

Lastly, at SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan, we are more than a service provider; we are an integral part of your community. As we understand the unique needs of our region, we are passionately dedicated to assisting our neighbors to recuperate and reconstruct following any disaster.

Opting for SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan means choosing a proven ally who works relentlessly to provide you with a sense of security. Bear in mind, when disaster strikes, no one is more capable than SERVPRO in managing the situation. We're faster to any size disaster, and we ensure it looks "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Damage Restoration: Lower East Side Manhattan SERVPRO's Unmatched Expertise

6/27/2023 (Permalink)

masked waitress happily serve customers Restoring Business Brilliance: Lower East Side Manhattan SERVPRO's Comprehensive Approach to Commercial Damage Restoration

In the bustling landscape of Lower East Side Manhattan, unexpected disasters can pose significant threats to businesses. When these unfortunate incidents occur, commercial entities turn to one name they can trust: SERVPRO.

SERVPRO is the go-to source for comprehensive commercial damage restoration. They specialize in handling water, fire, and mold damage, boasting a team of highly trained professionals equipped with state-of-the-art technology and techniques. Their swift response minimizes downtime and prevents further damage, keeping your business's recovery process as smooth as possible.

But what sets SERVPRO apart is its thorough approach. From initial damage assessment to final cleaning and documentation, their process is detailed and exhaustive, ensuring your business returns to its pre-damage conditions swiftly and efficiently. Their assistance extends to handling insurance claims, easing the stress on business owners during these challenging times.

Lower East Side Manhattan SERVPRO's commitment to excellence, coupled with its deep understanding of the unique needs of the commercial sector, make them an invaluable ally in times of crisis. Their focus is not just restoration—it’s getting your business back up and running with minimal disruption.


House Fires in the Big City | SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

Dramatic image of a multi-floor fire in a high-rise building in a city Fires in the city can spread quickly. If you're affected by fire damage, call SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan to get your space back in shape.

Living in a bustling community like Manhattan has so many advantages! You are close to every amenity you need, are just a short trip away from family and friends and have easy access to all of the arts and entertainment opportunities you desire.

Living in the city also brings unique challenges when it comes to home safety, especially when it comes to house or property fires. We want you to stay safe no matter where you live, so read on to learn more about reducing your fire risk and keeping yourself safe.

Life Up High

Apartment and high rise living is incredibly common in Manhattan, which can make it a little trickier to navigate a fire emergency when many people are involved. Since so many people live so close together, any sort of fire situation has the potential to affect an entire community and become a neighborhood disaster.

No matter how a fire starts, it can spread easily through your rooms and different levels of your home. If you live in a single-family home, chances are that even though your home will have experienced damage, the fire department will be able to put it out before it spreads to other houses.

That’s not always the case for apartments or high-rises. Always be aware of your surroundings and never leave flame unattended in your home.

Know How to Get Out

When was the last time you went over your fire escape plan? You need to have at least two reliable ways to get out of your complex during a true fire emergency.

Since the elevators may not be working or safe to use at this time, you need to understand where your closest stairwell is. If the fire is blocking that hallway and you can’t reach the stairs, you should also know where your level’s fire escape is located.

If you can’t get out of your home, either due to the fire or physical limitations, keep your doors tightly closed and use damp towels to block the smoke from coming in under the door or through your vents. Find an exterior window and call for help while also calling the authorities to let them know where you are.

What to Do After a Fire

We are thankful that you are safe! Fire can spread quickly and have devastating consequences, so the fact that you are safe is the most important thing. However, you also want to return to your restored home as fast as possible, so that’s where we come in.

Our fire damage restoration team will arrive right away and tailor a recovery plan suited to your home’s unique needs.

We are trained in the proper cleaning, sanitizing and restoring techniques that allow us to save as many of your possessions as possible, while also ensuring that every bit of residual soot and smoke is removed. Even if the fire didn’t damage your house, you could be dealing with stubborn smoke odors. We are here to help you recover no matter what type of fire damage occurred at your home.

If you have suffered a house fire, call SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan as soon as the flames are out.