NANUET, N.Y., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flooding, the most common natural disaster in the United States, can occur at any time. While severe storms or broken pipes are often to blame, even an inch of standing water can cause significant damage to buildings, property, and valuables. Immediate and appropriate response to water damage significantly mitigates the harmful affects on flooded buildings and homes. For over 20 years, Total Environmental Restoration Services, Inc. (TERS) has perfected water extraction, flood cleanup, and water damage restoration by serving customers of all sizes in New York and beyond.
As a full service environmental remediation and restoration company, TERS employs only in-house experts to respond immediately, 24-hours a day, to all types of flood emergencies and water damage affecting government buildings, commercial property, and residential homes. TERS expertly handles projects of any scale with disaster restoration techniques that extend to fire damage, smoke remediation, mold removal, air quality, and sewage cleanup throughout New York (NY), Connecticut (CT), and New Jersey (NJ).
Their advanced-trained technicians are uniquely poised to assess water damage and affected properties, and immediately begin appropriate remediation with careful attention to all types of structures. "Water damage can be uniquely challenging," says TERS Environmental Analyst, Gary (Gadi) Shaked. "It's not just about drying; each building presents unique challenges. We go to great lengths to be sure every one of our technicians can immediately identify, contain, and rectify complex building hazards, such as asbestos on older pipes, that can compound remediation needs."
TERS Water Damage and Flood Restoration:
In-house Guarantee – TERS uses only in-house technicians and company-owned equipment to guarantee the cleanest and most skilled remediation possible. All equipment is thoroughly decontaminated by TERS between jobs to completely prevent cross-contamination.
Building Material Expertise – From government and commercial buildings to private homes, TERS is highly knowledgeable in all types of old and new construction. Technicians are always vigilant regarding potential environmental hazards in a building or home.
Productivity Focused – Whether serving a top government agency, a large corporation, or an individual family, TERS provides personal service with efficiency as the number one goal. They begin immediately to contain all hazards, enabling continued productivity in unaffected areas.
Green Process – In all remediation projects TERS uses only environmentally friendly methods, never introducing new harmful chemicals to a job site. In addition to thorough damage insulation, they constantly monitor air quality in other parts of the building to ensure safe occupancy. Their science-based practices safely mitigate any microscopic air contamination that can be present with excess water.
Materials Restoration – TERS remediation experts are also dedicated to decontamination and drying of office equipment, files and books, and other archives and valuables. Using their mobile lab or in-house lab, they are particularly skilled in handling government and business files and electronics for restoration and preservation.
Rapid Response – TERS crews mobilize quickly to assess and begin water damage restoration. Their vast equipment and available technicians means most flood damage and water extraction projects can be complete within 72 hours, saving valuable time.
Start-to-Finish Care – Personalized, customized attention from TERS' staff alleviates many headaches associated with water damage restoration, including facilitating insurance communication and certification needs.
TERS Water Damage Tips
TERS advises all customers who suffer from water damage and flood emergencies to follow these simple tips for quickly and safely addressing excess water problems.
- Act quickly by calling TERS immediate-response environmental restoration experts
- Immediately shut off all electricity to affected areas
- Keep all water saturated items in place to prevent further damage
- If possible, carefully extract surrounding water from area
- Ventilate the area well to avoid secondary damage from water vapors
With emergency response available 24/7, TERS mitigation and remediation technicians are on-hand to advise and serve customers facing water damage, flood emergencies, and sewage problems. TERS' vast emergency remediation services are available through their emergency hotline, 877-777-3117, and www.TERS.com.