Recent Commercial Posts

There is no job too big or too small

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Many times, the work that we perform in a Large Loss Water Damage scenario is very much time sensitive. In an emergency setting, its crucial that the initial hours of the loss be utilized effectively and efficiently. Water is dangerous if neglected, and its important to call professionals such as SERVPRO Of Midtown Manhattan who are accustomed to responding to such jobs.Our location has a full staff of project management combined with hard working and qualified technicians who is very hands on in making certain that our emergency trucks are ready to go at a moments notice, and that our technicians who are performing the labor are NEVER without tools or materials.       Our aggressive work ethic has helped us forge quality relationships with many staples in the Midtown Manhattan community, and we would love to continue that pattern by arriving on time, fully prepared, and ready to trouble shoot or re-mediate any restorative needs that may incur.

3 Basic Construction Safety Tips to Avoid Problems

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Busy construction worksites are often very dangerous places to be. Many things can go wrong throughout the process of a project, so it is in one's best interest to take the proper preventative safety measures. These three basic tips will help minimize any risk.

1. Find the correct Personal Protective Equipment to Wear on the Job.

Wearing the proper gear for a job proves to be very helpful in preventing injury. When lifting heavy objects, be sure to wear a secure back brace to limit damage to your body and the surrounding areas. Wearing proper construction footwear such as non-slip rubber soled shoes will prove to be very helpful in avoiding slipping and falling. 

It is also extremely important to protect your lungs and wear breathing masks to avoid inhaling dangerous toxins around you. 

Limit Crowding Within the Work Area

It is not uncommon for those working on a construction site to crowd around large and powerful machinery. Although it may often be unintentional, staying away from this powerful machinery is your best bet in limiting damage to other workers and even pedestrians. This rule should be strictly enforced on a construction site, and it is the responsibility of the foreman to ensure his surroundings are clear before engaging in his work. 

Loading and Unloading Equipment Safety

Make sure there is ample room around you when loading and unloading heavy equipment off of machinery. Proper clearance of all obstacles and people around you is key in avoiding damaging any people or structures that are around you. Make sure that all objects are secured using the correct tie-down procedures. 

By following these tips, you can make your construction site as safe and efficient as possible for you and your team. Although these tips may seem basic is should always be your first priority to practice the correct safety measures in the workplace.

Post Construction Cleanup

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate.

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan professionals can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for its final installation details. 

Structural integrity, safety, and deadlines are all part of the construction day to day.  When your work is done, we can do the rest.

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan can help you meet your deadlines by providing thorough post-construction services in an efficient manner.  Our services include:

  • Post Construction Cleaning
  • Dehumidifiation and Drying
  • Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
  • Deodoraization and Sanitation 
  • Final Detailed Cleaning
  • HEPA vacuuming 
  • Fast Track Drying
  • Window Cleaning
  • Debris Removal
  • Emergency Response Restoration and Clean Up Services

Water Damage During Construction

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage during a construction project can be crippling.  The damage can interrupt the progress of your project and really derail projected completion dates.  SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan understands that mitigating the damage is time-sensitive.  

We have the equipment and team to ensure that the structural damage due to water can be mitigated as quickly as possible.  Our knowledgeable team has the expertise to place the appropriate pieces of equipment to thoroughly dry your structure and put your crew back on track.

Work on the project can most likely continue, minimizing the disruption to the work in progress.  We are fully licensed and certified to work with commercial properties in NYC.  Be sure to call the leaders in restoration and cleaning, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused in the efforts to suppress the flames takes a toll. Every moment spent out of the office costs your business productivity and accumulates lost revenue. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan.  We are fully equipped to handle any size loss.   

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry
  • Highly trained Water and Fire Damage Specialists 

We will put you back into business with the expertise and professionalism that you can only get with SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan.  Our team is licensed and certified to ensure that your restoration needs are fully met. 

How to Winterize Your Commercial Properties

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Due to the harsh winters the NYC area experiences, it's important that you winterize your commercial property. 

Prevent Freezing Pipes 
Since water expands when it freezes, a frozen pipe can burst and result in flooding. Take steps to protect your property from freezing pipes. First, you should use fiberglass or foam sleeves to insulate your most vulnerable pipes, which are the ones in exterior walls, crawlspaces, and unheated basements. 

Next, open the doors to your utility room and other unheated areas where pipes are located. This will allow warm air to circulate in those spaces. 

Finally, properties that are vacant for all or part of the winter are more likely to experience water damage from freezing pipes. While the property is unoccupied, the heat should be set no lower than 55 degrees. 

Clean Gutters and Downspouts 
Before severe weather hits New York, have your gutters and downspouts cleaned. When debris blocks gutters and downspouts, mounds of ice along the roof edge known as ice dams are more likely to form. The weight of an ice dam can tear the gutter off the building. 

Have a Snow Plan 
Since New York City gets two to three feet of snow during winter, you need to have a snow plan in place for your property. If you don't have employees that can handle snow removal, you should hire a company to perform this service. Make sure your contract clearly states what areas of your property require snow removal. Your snow removal plan should provide safe access for employees, customers, and emergency personnel. 

At SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan, we hope all of our NYC neighbors enjoy a safe winter. However, if winter weather damages your home or business, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan can help. Call us at (212) 768-9400.

Are your Commercial Ducts in a Row?

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

A building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and subsequent ducts are the key component to air quality. HVAC and duct cleanliness have a direct impact on the functionality of the equipment as well, a clean system ought to function at maximum capacity. If your system is clean and properly functioning, it should provide you with positive indoor air quality and a lower monthly cost of running your HVAC system.

You can keep your commercial ducts in a row by changing the filters within the system regularly - it is recommended to change them every 90 days. Check any connections for damage. If you can see any damage to the connections, wires, or motors then the damage needs to be repaired immediately in order to keep your HVAC system safe and properly functioning.

You should annually inspect your HVAC system and ducts to see if there is visible mold, a surplus of dust and/or debris, and rodent infestation. Signs of a rodent infestation would be feces and odors in your system or noises occurring in the system. If your HVAC system and ducts have any of these signs then it is time to call in the professionals. SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan has highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians that will provide you with a free estimate for your HVAC system and ductwork.

If you notice that your system isn’t working as well as it normally does such as an increase in electrical bill costs or the system is running more often than usual then it may be time for a cleaning as well. If your system is regularly providing you with maintenance issues such as improper temperature or humidity issues, these may be signs or symptoms of your HVAC system needing a checkup.

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan understands the significance of a properly functioning HVAC and duct system. We want to help you do all you can to maintain your system. When you are in need of professional cleanup and restoration of your commercial ducts call SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan 212-768-9400 for a free estimate.