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Installation of Micro Switches used in Fire Suppression Systems in NYC Restaurants

Staten Island Construction specializes in the installation of Micro Switches used in Fire Suppression Systems in Restaurants throughout the Five Boroughs of NYC & the Tri-State Area.

A Micro Switch added to your Fire Suppression System’s control box performs several tasks. If your fire suppression system is triggered due to a fire in your restaurant, the make up air fan’s power will be cut off so as not to feed the fire with fresh air. Your Exhaust fan will continue running to remove smoke and fumes from the fire, out of the kitchen, limiting damage. The other task of the Micro Switch is to shut off any electrical appliances under the hood.

The fire department in NYC and counties in the tri-state area requires microswitch systems if you have electrical appliances under your hood or make up air fans. Each system is wired differently given the many configurations of Restaurant Kitchens. In addition to be an experienced electrician, one needs to understand the mechanical system of the exhaust system, make up air, ductwork, and understanding of the electrical appliances under the hood. Staten Island Construction designs and builds restaurants and has the knowledge to install your hood, exhaust fans, and microswitches in addition to building out your next restaurant.

If you have any questions about the installation of Micro Switches used in Fire Suppression Systems in New York, feel free to call us for more information (347) 723-1825


4 Ways Staten Island Construction Can Help New Yorkers Affected By Coronavirus

As we go through this confusing and uncertain time, it’s important for companies like ours to offer services that can assist the medical field, the government, and the public at large. As a New York State sanctioned essential business, Staten Island Construction is ready to help citizens of the tri-state area move forward amidst the crisis.

Medical and Organizational Emergency Tenting Setup in New York City

Staten Island Construction is equipped to create temporary command centers for medical or organizational purposes in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We’ve already set up temporary Coronavirus command tents for Mount Sinai Hospital/ Victory Health Partners on Staten Island. We were able to provide this important set up for the health of all Staten Islanders, and are ready to build out more of these command centers anywhere in the tri-state area. If any other medical or government agencies are in need of temporary structures, tents, canopies, etc. or if you need sanitation or remediation services, give us a call (347) 723-1825.

Along with tenting and canopies, we can also provide tables and chairs, heating solutions, and temporary electric. If you have any questions, feel free to call us for more information (347) 723-1825

Home Office Remodels/Temporary Home Office Construction in New York City

For doctors who are doing telemed or looking for a temporary structure to practice outside of their primary offices & professionals working from home, Island Construction is offering office renovations (both permanent and temporary), temporary structures with temporary walls, electric, plumbing, etc. that can offer privacy and a stable working environment. We can start jobs immediately and work efficiently to get the job done quickly.

If you have any questions about these services, feel free to call us for more information (347) 723-1825

Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection in New York City

Staten Island Construction has been offering Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection services to New York City for years. In 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, we were on the front lines repairing homes and businesses with water damage, removing mold, and helping people and businesses get back on their feet.

We offer Sanitation and Remediation services to New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and can get to work immediately.

If you have any questions about these services, feel free to call us for more information (347) 723-1825

Emergency Construction & Repair Services in Staten Island, New York

Accidents happen, even during a crisis. Because of that Staten Island Construction is available for emergency home repairs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us about any emergency home repair services on Staten Island and we’ll create a plan to get the job done.

If you have any questions about these services, feel free to call us for more information (347) 723-1825


Get More Out of Your Home by Waterproofing Your Wet Basement

A great way for you to bulk up your home’s value is to increase the square footage. Doing this without adding expensive additions outright can be tough. But an easy solution is simply to invest in waterproofing your basement to increase livable space.

By waterproofing and sealing the foundation, this immediately adds livable floorspace and provides you and your family with that cozy basement living space you’ve always wanted. Use it as a new bedroom, gameroom, man cave, or bar for parties. Waterproofing a basement’s foundation increases both the aesthetic value and actual value of your home.

There are even great health benefits to waterproofing your basement, as a waterproofed space will not attract and grow mold like a non-secured basement will.

If you’re interested in converting to a finished basement please contact us for your FREE ESTIMATE today: (347) 723–1825

Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of waterproofing your basement:


Why You Should Invest in IPE Deck Wood

Within the past ten years, the NYC fire dept. adopted new fire procedures based on the IFC, or International Fire Code.

This includes heightened protections for incidents where houses on fire cause surrounding homes to catch on fire as well. This includes new sprinkler systems and non combustable materials for decks that run between houses.

IPE hardwood is the perfect deck wood for this new era of precaution as it is made of Ironwood, which is resistant to fire, moisture, insects and can be used without preservatives or ground treatments. It is rated in the same class as steel and concrete.

IPE hardwood is also a cost-saver, as the material allows for longer lasting decks.

Check out the video below for info on maintaining an IPE deck.


HardiePlank is the Wood and Vinyl Siding Alternative You Have Been Looking For

Have you been looking for an alternative to wood or vinyl siding? HardiePlank is the way to go.

HardiePlank is the low cost alternative to vinyl and wood, being a perfect midpoint between the two. With vary little maintenance required.

HardiePlank’s benefits over wood and vinyl are numerous. It is resistant to fire, is warranted to last for over 50 years, available in a variety of colors, has the same thickness as wood, is insect resistant, and is cheaper than real wood siding.

If you are interested in purchasing and installing HardiePlank on your home or business, please contact us at 347-723-1825

Watch the video below for more info on HardiePlank: