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Cleaning & Restoration
WTC Tragedy - Working Around Ground Zero.
Clean up efforts continue with several ASCR members actively involved in the cleanup and restoration efforts in New York.
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Crain's
Property Restoration Pros Clean up Local Disasters.
Advanced Fire & Flood learns how to stay profitable while resolving building emergencies.
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NY Times
Battling Back after household disaster
Kieren McGonnell's Ground floor co-cop, which held more than 70 of his oils and watercolors, was damaged by fire. Paintings were covered by soot but were restored by skilled cleaners.
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NY Post
Clean Team Masters any Messy Disaster.
Damon Gersh knows disasters can mean business for his restoration team.
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Newsday
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
With dust coating St. Paul's chapel and documents from the collapsed Twin Towers covering the church cemetery, Damon Gersh led the way with his own rescue effort.
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Facilities
When Disaster Strikes.
Anything can happen at any time, and facilities need to be prepared to meet crises head on- without a good contingency plan in place, things can easily go from bad to worse.
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The Cooperator
After Disaster - Restoring Your Interior.
Even if the fire is in a common area or another apartment, your home could be severely affected by smoke and water damage.
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NY Real Estate Journal
What Do You Do When An Office Building Turns Into A Disaster Area?
All in all, when it comes to fires and floods, smoke and soot and dirt and dust, it's best to call in the restoration specialists as soon as possible.
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Crain's
Big Bucks Flow to NY as Big Firms Benefit.
Hundreds of businesses involved in rebuilding New York, from ironwork companies to furniture retailers, are seeing bittersweet revenue gains following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
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NY Times
In Cleanup effort, specialists are in high demand.
Calls for Advanced Fire & Flood' service increased from 20 a day up to 200 and Advanced Fire & Flood did $300,000 worth of cleaning at 14 Wall Street, an office tower near ground zero.
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Newsday
Disaster Specialists to the Rescue.
Manhattan based Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations is one of about 25 full service disaster restoration firms in the metropolitan area.
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Real Estate NY
Restoration Not Restitution.
Advanced Fire & Flood has been able to 'clean up' as a specialist in the restoration of both commercial and residential buildings as well as personal property damaged by fire, flood or other calamity.
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The Star-Ledger
Plenty of Need for a Cleanup Specialist.
Damon Gersh runs Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations, which helps cleanup buildings after fires, floods and other disasters. In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks, he is busy in New York City.
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NY Times
Clean up specialists.
Advanced Fire & Flood estimates it could finish a 3,000-square-foot loft job with the work of three weeks, in just three days.
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Hotel Business
Helping Big Apple Hotels Restore Their Glory After the Smoke Clears.
Maxon's crew cleans post-construction dust in a suite at The Benjamin in New York.
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Facilities
A plan for all seasons.
Disasters can cause a temporary or permanent hitch in company operations. The key to mitigating their efforts is to be prepared for the worst case scenario.
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NY Times
Cleaning dust from air ducts.
What is particularly troubling is when heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems in buildings act like dust-delivery systems, contaminating and re-contaminating apartments and hallways throughout buildings.
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New Jersey Real Estate Weekly
When Disaster Strikes.
When faced with a disaster every building needs a different approach, depending on its use and the degree of damage it has suffered. Damon Gersh, President of Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations, assures real estate owners and residents alike that " no job is too big or too small.
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Real Estate Journal
Fall Season.
Preparing equipment and crews is crucial for Advanced Fire & Flood when winter hits and services are in higher demand.
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Fortune
Fire-Proof Your Business.
Even a small blaze can do major damage to your firm. There are some easy steps for a safe work place.
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NY Times
Dangers of mold in homes.
To find mold behind walls means it's often necessary to cut holes in wallboard or paneling to insert a camera and remediation experts should be certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.
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Axis
NY YEO'er finds Bright Spot in the Depths of Disaster.
If NY YEO'er Damon Gersh learned one thing about his business from the September 11th attack on the United States, its that his firm's "choke point" could come at a moments notice.
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The Bergen Record
After the Flood, Mildew and Snakes to Contend With.
Structural damage, mildew, and snakes are some of the problems that plague many homeowners in Sussex, Warren and Morris Counties after the floodwaters recede.
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NY Times
Deciding how much to insure.
Additions and renovations to a home may mean that more coverage is needed. Most people don't carry enough insurance on their personal property, mostly because they don't realize what their stuff is actually worth.
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Office.com
Developing a Disaster-Recovery Plan.
Disaster preparedness means more than having a fire extinguisher. We all like to think it won't happen to us, but the truth is, it could happen to anyone.
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NY Times
SOS Cleaning: enter the specialist.
If it's an emergency, or spring, companies reorder households. Although Advanced Fire & Flood usually mops up after catastrophes, it has also been summoned to tackle ordinary household problems in spring.
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Crain's
Renovator Cleans Up with New Technology.
Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations President, Damon Gersh has made his mark by embracing new technology.
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NY Times
Drying out waterlogged homes.
Unless basements and areas behind walls are dried out quickly, mildew and mold may take root. A common mistake is rebuilding before everything has completely dried.
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NY Times
Flood, mold and mildew damage.
A few tips on safety and otherwise coping when water makes a mess of the house. After a water damage, you have a 72-hour window of opportunity to reverse it.
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Crain's
Plunge, then Rebound.
After the Towers collapsed, the city's financial district was devastated. But billions in insurance and aid will spur the rebuilding effort.
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Claims
Oriental Rugs Saving the Art Under Foot.
Oriental rugs present a unique problem in the wake of a property claim.
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NY Times
It's going to take more than elbow grease.
Household vacuums, mops, and sponges simply rearrange the dust without getting rid of it, and after contents are covered with a mix of white dust and black soot after 9/11, it's not a regular cleanup.
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NJ Real Estate Weekly
Managing Disaster In NJ, It Pays to Be Prepared.
No one thinks a disaster can happen until it does. Make sure the clean up is done right, because the damage could worsen over time.
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NY Times
How to dry out a flooded house.
The most important thing to consider is safety. Stepping into standing water in the same area as furnaces and water heaters could be dangerous. Homeowners should also be aware if flood water comes from a river because it could contain sewage.
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Claims
Picking Up the Pieces: How to Settle a Collectibles Claim.
Because of its location in New York City, Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations might be considered the emergency property damage restorer to the rich and famous.
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NY Times
A Nation Challenged: ground zero; bar that gave up its store to weary is now stripped bare.
St. Charlie's bar, appropriately referred to as the Ground Zero Bar after opening their doors to the heros of 9/11, have been cleaned out after the cleanup crew their landlord hired took all their remaining possessions.
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