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Sewage Cleanup After a Storm in Bellmore

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home SERVPRO uses EPA-registered disinfectants and their technicians are IICRC certified for any size storm remediation project.

SERVPRO understands how to deal with contaminated water and surfaces

During bad weather, you can end up with a leaking roof from storms, basement flooding, and contaminated water invading your home. Special water damage restoration is needed because of the biohazard conditions present in floodwaters. 

Emergency Services - Water Damage Services When You Need It

We knew the extent of the damage and put a plan in place, we began flood cleanup and decontamination in Bellmore. Homeowners should avoid entering floodwaters without the right PPE. Our goal is to salvage, instead of replacing, what we can. When it comes to cleaning and decontaminating salvageable material, we can:

  • Remove dry particles or debris with a HEPA vacuum
  • Use wet cleaning methods for other types of soil
  • Pressure wash structural components
  • Apply antimicrobial and antifungal agents to impacted surfaces
  • Spray EPA-registered disinfectants on previously cleaned non-porous surfaces

Porous materials such as carpets are typically not salvageable when a flood has occurred. We dispose of wastewater and any unsalvageable items according to all local guidelines and regulations. We do everything possible to restore your home to preloss condition. Basement flooding cleanup is when you call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 853-7946.

Emergency Services Water Damage Cleanup in Wantagh

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

woman holding bucket catching leaking water from ceiling There are numerous ways for water damage to intrude in your home. SERVPRO is trained and experience in a moments notice for you.

SERVPRO offers water removal services to Wantagh residents

Using a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO eliminates stress on the homeowner and is a valuable service to insurance companies. We understand how disruptive something as simple as burst pipes can be. 

Finding Hidden Damage

One of the aspects of water damage cleanup in Wantagh is exposing hidden materials to allow for thorough water extract and drying. Our technicians open as needed:

  • Walls
  • Stairs
  • Flooring
  • Wall base areas
  • Voids
  • Built-ins

We can then access pockets of saturation and remove unsalvageable materials and components. We can then clean and dry interior wall surfaces and other inaccessible areas. We can make flood cuts if necessary, to allow air to flow where needed. 

Providing Needed Remediation

Each circumstance is different, and we put together a job list that allows us to water damage repairs that you need. We can help with:

  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage  

If you need water damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 853-7946. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Setting the Stage for Water Removal Services in Bellmore

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line When burst pipes show their ugly face in the worst time, SERVPRO is here to help. Our water damage restoration services are top-notch!

SERVPRO technicians arrive with the required tools to prove water damage remediation in Bellmore

The small hamlet of Bellmore is located on Long Island. It got its start in 1643 as a fishing community. It is close to New York City, Jones Beach State Park, and many other points of interest.

Bellmore Memorial Library

The library is now open to patrons. CDC guidelines are being followed. They also offer virtual programs such as Virtual Chair Yoga, Virtual Pajama Storytime, and Virtual Teen Chess Club. Kids can practice their reading with a pup, and there are craft kits families can pick and enjoy at home. 

Jones Beach State Park

Jones Beach is a favorite among New Yorkers and folks in the surrounding areas. It gets over 6 million visitors annually. Sunbathers can enjoy the Atlantic Ocean, take in a concert, or grab some delicious food. The park is named after Major Thomas Jones, who was part of the local militia in the 1700s. He established a whaling station near the current park. Amenities include:

• Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center

• Two swimming pools

• Boardwalk with restaurants & shops

• Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell

• Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

• Pitch & Putt Course

Crabbing and fishing are favorite activities of beachgoers. There are playgrounds, picnic areas, and various recreational programs. 

Great Places to Eat in Bellmore

Restaurants are back in business in many places. Take-out and curbside pickup is available every day. Like much of New York, Bellmore has a wonderful diversity of cultures which is reflected in the fantastic eateries in the area. Here are some favorites:

• All American Hamburger Drive-In

• Piccolo Pizza & Pasta

• Churrasqueira Carvalhos

• International Delight Café

• Thom Thom Steak & Seafood

• Villa D'Aquila

Famous People

For being such a small area, Bellmore has quite a few notable people who have called it home. This includes:

• Donny Brady – football player

• Tatyana Marisol Ali – actress & singer

• William Casey – Former CIA director

• George Kennedy – actor

• Laurence Traiger – composer

• Gene Larkin – baseball player

Things to See and Do in Bellmore

There is so much to enjoy in Bellmore. Mill Pond Park features biking and hiking trails for nature lovers. Families will enjoy Newbridge Road Park with its playgrounds. If you want to pamper yourself, be sure and check out The Healing Grotto. End the day by taking in a movie at the Bellmore Playhouse. Bellmore has something for everyone to participate in.

SERVPRO Provides Water Removal Service to Bellmore Residents

If burst pipes or ceiling leaks have you needing water cleanup, SERVPRO is who you need to call. Most people know they need help, but they do not always understand the process. Once the crew chief assesses the situation and determines what work activities need to happen, a staging area is set up. We get many questions about what a staging area is and why it is necessary.

Setting a Staging Area

A staging area helps with the efficiency of the job. When things are well-organized, water damage repairs can help faster. Nothing is missed. It allows all the needed water damage remediation tools to be in one place. We always ask permission before setting up the area and take care to cover the floor with drop cloths.  

The staging area is just the beginning. Once everything is in place, we can:

For expert water damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 853-7946.

Is it Possible to Save Upholstery after Water Damage?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

water damage floor water damage is no DIY project. SERVPRO has the trained technicians needed for the job. Call Now!

SERVPRO helps Wantagh residents clean up their furniture

Water damage can happen for various reasons, including a leaking appliance, a burst pipe, an overflowing sink or tub, or bad weather. Unfortunately, water damage can spread quickly and wreak havoc in your home.

One of the frustrating aspects of water damage restoration in your Wantagh home is the damage to your furniture. Most insurance companies prefer repair over replacement because it is cheaper, so if you can restore your furniture, that is preferable. However, it is not just about your insurance company – you do not want to lose your favorite chair or couch.

Thankfully, SERVPRO’s philosophy is to restore items wherever possible and only toss them as a last resort. Even if your upholstery has visible water stains, do not write it off. Our teams can:

  • Use spot-cleaning techniques to deal with stains.
  • Apply industry-standard cleaning chemicals.
  • Send your furniture to our facility for specialist cleaning.

We pretest all material before cleaning to ensure we chose the correct cleaner for the item. We also deodorize the furniture when we are finished to get rid of any damp smells.

If you need help with water damage restoration for your upholstery, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

Why is Moisture Testing so Important for Mold Removal?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling Mold will spread like wild fire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size mold remediation service needed.

SERVPRO helps reduce the risk of Bellmore mold regrowth

If you spot fungal growth in your house, it is essential to deal with it quickly. If you see patches of fungus or water damage stains, it is best to call SERVPRO immediately to assess the situation.

If you are looking for mold removal companies in Bellmore, it is best to choose one that pays proper attention to moisture testing. Mold needs moisture to grow, as well as an organic food source which unfortunately includes:

  • Carpets and rugs.
  • Drapes and soft furnishings.
  • Paper products or canvases.
  • Wallpaper, plaster, and drywall.

Because mold can live on any of these sources, and because it occurs naturally, it is not possible to completely eradicate mold. However, it is possible to discourage it from growing back. If we can remove the water source, mold cannot grow. That is why SERVPRO techs carries out moisture testing using moisture probes and meters. We also measure humidity. Then we dry the area until the readings look good.

If you are looking for reliable mold removal companies, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

Bellmore Business Owners are Concerned about Beachside Flood Damage

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

beach side flood damage When flood damage occurs in your home, you need the help of a professional outfit. SERVPRO techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Entrepreneurs know the beach side climate can bring floods

Bellmore is a small hamlet on Long Island and the perfect place to get away for a vacation. If you love the beach, Bellmore is the right place for you. It is just five miles from a state park that boasts many beautiful beaches, and you are never far from nautical charm here.

Enjoy a seaside atmosphere near Bellmore

Bellmore is conveniently located for Jones Beach State Park, a state park situated on a beautiful barrier island. However, the park is not a natural phenomenon. When public official Robert Moses and his team discovered the island, it was low lying, swampy, and unwelcoming. They dredged sand from the bay to raise and strengthen the island, and thousands of men worked hand-planting beach grasses to create a wind barrier. Moses ordered several art deco buildings, and Jones Beach State Park quickly became a popular vacation destination.

There is plenty to see and do in the park. When you visit, why not start with these popular stops:

  • Over six miles of beautiful beaches, specially designed for bathing.
  • The Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell, where you can enjoy free concerts.
  • The mini-golf and putt course, or the shuffleboard and basketball facilities.
  • The West Bath House swimming pool.

If you visit in the summer, you will find plenty of concession stands dotted throughout the park, although there is no longer a permanent restaurant. If you are looking for some entertainment, be sure to stop off at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (usually called Jones Beach Theater.) The theater is an original 1950’s amphitheatre and one of the most prominent outdoor arenas in the New York Metropolitan Area. Big names such as Aerosmith have played here, and the theater hosts a year-round program of concerts and musicals.

Explore the wonder of nature

Jones Beach State Park is also home to the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center. This innovative center uses the beachside environment as a teaching facility to show how humans can live in harmony with the natural world. The center has exhibits on:

  • The history of Jones Beach and how it changes over time.
  • The history of energy networks on Long Island.
  • Conservation and habitat restoration in the area, including the use of synthetic reefs and the importance of cleaning up plastics.
  • Natural energy sources and the use of renewable energy.
  • The importance of sustainable building practices.

The Energy & Nature Center also has a pollinator center, an outdoor classroom, a sensory playground, and an oceanside educational trail. It is an ideal place for kids to let off some steam while learning about conservation.

Flooding is a risk to local businesses

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the Jones Beach Theater and caused extensive damage. The water rushed into the lower levels and filled over half the seating area. Although the owners were able to successfully re-open the theater, it required a $20 million restoration project.

As anyone at the theater after the flooding knows, swift action is necessary after a disaster. That is why SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster. The quicker we arrive, the faster we can:

  • Secure your business, including using tarps and boarding up if necessary.
  • Deal with any health risks such as blackwater, debris, or slip and fall hazards.
  • Establish a safe electricity supply for water evacuation, or arrange for truck-mounted pumps
  • Start drying your business to reduce the risk of mold growth.

To restore your business after flood damage, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

What Can be Done to Remove the Smell of Smoke in a Wantagh Home?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room under door; fire seen under door Smoke and soot travel throughout your home. SERVPRO has the know how to restore and deodorize your fire damaged home.

SERVPRO Helps Wantagh Homeowners Eliminate Fire Damage, Including its Smell

Most fires leave a trail behind. Even when you burn your breakfast toast, its smell lingers longer than most would think. Smoke particles travel easily throughout your home and settle upon every piece of furniture, curtain, and corner. Despite your best efforts, eliminating the acrid smell left behind by a fire is a job for a professional crew.

SERVPRO leads in fire damage restoration in Wantagh. Our expert team has access to industry-grade cleaning products and equipment to assist in the cleanup and deodorization of your home. For the restoration process to succeed, we typically need to take several steps to neutralize and eliminate smell molecules. Some of the steps crucial to the process include-

  • Cleaning your home of all soot and ashes contributing to the smell.
  • Use of thermal fogging to permeate all surfaces with deodorizing solutions.
  • Apply specialized sealant to some external areas to capture the odor and prevent its spread.

Having several cleaning and restoration options is essential to a job well done. 

When in need, call SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Protecting Hardwood Floors After Flood Damage to a Wantagh Home

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged hardwood floor Have storms caused your hardwood floors to become damaged? Call SERVPRO for fast and effective remediation.

SERVPRO has the Expertise Needed to Dry and Restore Floors in Wantagh

Flood damage is overwhelming at face value, and when homeowners take inventory of each item affected by floodwaters, it gets even worse. Although some things are relatively simple to replace (bookcase, couch, etc.), others require a little bit more work. For instance, Hardwood floors benefit from a professional water restoration team's expertise.

Flood Damage to a Wantagh Home is Manageable With the Right Crew at Your Side

SERVPRO has the training and equipment necessary to address each facet of the Wantagh storm damage while striving to minimize your loss. Flooring material can absorb water and leave moisture trapped beneath it, which is why industrial-grade equipment is crucial to a successful restoration job. When you call our technicians, you can expect a professional approach to achieve the following-

  • Removal of standing water 
  • Drying of floors and subfloors and elimination of pieces beyond repair
  • Humidity control throughout the home
  • Application of disinfecting solutions

SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh is vested in making the impact of the flood a distant memory. Call us at (516) 809-9600 and let our certified team bring the best of the industry into your home.

 

Can a Wantagh Home Survive Water Damage?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

heavy rain on roof Be sure an inspect your roof for signs of wear and tear to help prevent the need for water removal services.

SERVPRO Provides Specialty Drying Solutions to Wantagh Homeowners

A trip to Wantagh on the Long Island Railroad takes you into a town with historic relevance dating as far as George Washington's Long Island tour. Before the American Revolution and indeed European settlements in the area, the Merokee inhabited the area. History establishes the Jackson and Seaman families as some of the oldest settlers, and their names are still associated with landmarks throughout the town. 

Wantagh is commonly known as "The Gateway to Jones Beach." Although the area focused mainly on farming until the early 20th century, two events marked its deviation from a rural community. Sunrise Highway and Jones Beach's construction solidified the town as a tourist destination and a viable suburban option. The culmination of the Long Island Railroad project in 1968 added connectivity to those searching for a home in Wantagh.

Jones Beach State Park is well-known to many, and for a good reason. Just south of Wantagh, it is miles of white sandy beaches, a boardwalk, restaurants, swimming pools, and countless entertainment options. The Jones Beach Theater also draws visitors looking for artistic performances, as do the roller-skating rink, playground, and sports fields. Arriving by car is simple, as is biking on the trail adjacent to Wantagh Parkway. A little over four miles long, cyclists can enjoy the path and safely stow their bikes on the available bike racks while they explore the Park.

Transportation in Wantagh

Moving around Wantagh is quite simple, whether you are staying in the area or want to venture to neighbor communities. Below are some of the often-used services-

  • The Long Island Railroad, featuring trains to Penn Station, taking you into New York City in about 45 minutes.
  • Shuttles to JFK have you within easy access to numerous international destinations.
  • Bus service runs along the main thoroughfare and connects Wantagh with nearby towns.

No matter if you are a history fan, an avid angler, or seeking suburban life close to a big city, Wantagh may be your answer. Let the beauty of the area be the backdrop to your family life.

Controlling Excess Humidity in Wantagh Homes

Proximity to the water and the age of many homes in Wantagh make the area vulnerable to water damage. A leaky roof or a poorly sealed window can allow humidity levels to rise and trigger unwanted consequences. Each surface in your home has specific needs during the water extraction process, but we are ready with the best in the industry, including-

  • Freeze drying
  • Wand extraction
  • Injecti-dry technology
  • Drying mats

Natural materials, laminates, and even paper products have the potential of being restored if the proper tools and techniques are applied. At SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh, we are ready to bring the best in the industry into your home. Call us at (516) 809-9600 and let our professionals leave your home "Like it never even happened."

Meet Some Adorable Critters Near Wantagh This January

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

White Post Farm logo Why call SERVPRO? We have the technicians, equipment and experience for any size job concerning your home or business.

Wantagh Residents Of All Ages Will Love White Post Farm’s Petting Zoo

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family near Wantagh this January, look no further than White Post Farm’s Petting Zoo. Kids will love getting up close with adorable animals, including giraffes, lemurs, marmosets, and potbellied pigs.

  • Meet and feed the friendly goats.
  • Use coin-operated feeding stations to feed the curious squirrel monkeys.
  • Get up close to lorikeets, lovebirds, budgies, and cockatiels who are tame enough to land on your hand.
  • Ride a pony and have your photo taken with it (please note the maximum weight is 65 lbs per rider.)

White Post Farm is currently open from 10 AM – 4 PM daily. The petting zoo is open from 10 AM – 4 PM on the weekends. Admission is $19.95, and pony rides and feed bags are at an additional cost.

Mold thrives in damp, enclosed spaces, whether on the farm or at home. If you see signs of mold damage, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.