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Our Credited Professionals Are Available 24/7 To Handle Fire Damage In Seaford

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

A cabinet and the wall behind it covered in soot, smoke and fire damage We provide 24-hour emergency services and our experts will arrive quickly to your home tp prevent further damage after a fire.

How Much of Your Seaford Home Gets Replaced After a Fire?

As with nearly any loss situation that affects your Seaford home, the severity of this situation gets directly correlated to how quickly professional restoration professionals get involved. Fires can be a challenging situation, especially in widespread emergencies where more considerable portions of your property have gotten involved. Homeowners begin to assume their home is a total loss, but our professionals can often see things differently.

One of the most hazardous aspects of fire damage in Seaford homes is that many of our customers and clients do not recognize the full measure of these effects. From the airborne contaminants that can lead to health effects like soot particulate exposure to the combustion of specific structural elements in areas you cannot see, many factors play into how costly restoration and recovery are. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to see this damage in full, so you are not blindsided by the work that your property needs to return to preloss condition.

Controlled demolition is a vital element of fire damage removal and the recovery of your home after a loss incident. How involved this removal process is correlates to the inspection and assessment of your residence when our professionals first arrive. Our project management and estimator walk through the property with a homeowner to determine the severity of the situation and the appropriate steps to overcome your loss. During this assessment, we can evaluate a need for demolition and build back.

The goal of our SERVPRO professionals is to restore your property to its original state at the lowest possible costs with the fastest possible methods that cut no corners. We always maintain a restore before replacing mentality that suggests if materials can get cleaned and recovered where they have gotten installed, that is preferable to removing them and replacing it with new materials. If construction is necessary, we have established relationships with reputable local contractors to help make this transition as seamless as possible.

Every fire loss situation is different, as is the amount of construction materials and structural elements that must get replaced after an emergency. With a team of credited professionals available 24/7, you can depend on SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh to be there when it counts. Give us a call anytime at (516) 809-9600.

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Ultimate Solution for Effective Water Damage Remediation in Levittown

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged living room Contact SERVPRO for your water damage or flooding emergency. We are available 24/7 to take your emergency call.

What to Do Before Our Water Restorers Reach Your Levittown Home

Knowing how to manage a water loss situation is not something that our restoration specialists expect Levittown residents to handle on their own. While we can offer fast and reliable service for these emergencies, we cannot show up instantaneously to disasters. Much of the work that we must do once our SERVPRO team arrives can get lessened by the efforts homeowners take in the period between their emergency call and when our technicians reach the crisis.

Water cleanup in Levittown homes is an aspect that you might believe gets exclusively left to the qualified hands of our professionals. In truth, there are many steps that you can take before our technicians arrive that can help to better protect your property, its contents, and its occupants from the hazards and risks of worsening water exposure. After you have reached out to our rapid response team, here is what you should do next:

Shutting Down

Often, water loss incidents can stem from breaks in the plumbing or the malfunction of attached fixtures to the supply lines. Modern plumbing is segregated into multiple areas, allowing you to shut off water to a specific set of lines rather than shutting off your entire service collectively. You can look for a flat piece of metal affixed to the pipes with a colored handle. Turning this valve so that it runs perpendicular to the pipe severs the flow of water.

Content Management 

Protecting your belongings is another step that you can begin before our SERVPRO team arrives. Depending on the severity of the damage, water losses can spread fast through a home. Your possessions, including your furniture, can absorb this moisture and damage and allow for irreparable damage if you do not relocate these items quickly.

Initial Assessment 

You can, when it is safe to do so, walk through the property to assess the present damage and to take pictures if you intend to file a damage claim with your insurance provider. Your knowledge of the situation and what you expect your home to look like after restoration can help our professionals better address threats as soon as we arrive.

While we can handle almost every obstacle that your property faces after a water loss incident, you can be a valuable asset to the work your home needs as well. Our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can help to make any loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (516) 809-9600.

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Seaford Business Owners Turn to SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

White door infested with mold growths and stains Mold-Infested Door Leading to a Seaford Restroom, Make It Better By Calling SERVPRO!!

Teamwork the Key to Successful Professional Mold Remediation for Your Seaford Repair Shop

Your Seaford business is practically surrounded by water, and the work you do introduces moisture into the air and on surfaces as you complete cleanings and repairs. Because of the dampness, it might not be unexpected that dealing with mold growth is a constant battle inside your shop. You do not want your customers to believe you are losing the battle, considering taking their business to your competitors because the mold growth is visible and malodorous. Our remediation experts can help.

Mold Remediation Alone Is Not Enough

Successful mold remediation in Seaford requires a team approach. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained employees offer the highly-effective Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to remediate mold damage. The EPA developed the methodology to respond effectively to mold damage in schools and commercial buildings. Your mold challenges perfectly fit the scenarios anticipated by the protocol. If we follow the prescribed steps of containment, removal, and disinfection, current mold colonies should disappear. The catch is, if your business returns to previous habits, the mold will recur.

Control the Moisture--Control the Mold

When SERVPRO investigates a commercial mold problem, we look persistently for the moisture source fueling the fungal growth. If remediation proceeds without also resolving the moisture issue, we have not met our commitment to you. It is impractical to attempt to remove all mold spores from your business, and even if we could your next customer would bring in a fresh supply. Mold spores are everywhere, unnoticed as long as they remain dry. Our joint effort is better used finding and eliminating the moisture that nurtures the mold.

Common Moisture Sources That Facilitate Mold Damage

Obvious causes of excess moisture include leaky pipes and spills. Poorly maintained roofs and gutter and downspout systems can allow water to intrude, often in high and difficult to reach areas in your shop. Elevated humidity levels alone can accelerate mold growth. Take the time to arrange for repairs of leaks, clean up spills, and consider installing exhaust fans or using dehumidifiers to keep relative humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

You and the team at SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can work together to reduce the possibility of continued mold growth after our remediation efforts. Call us at (516) 809-9600 for mold abatement and recommendations on how to limit you reinfection risk.

Our Team Is Prepared And Will Respond Right Away To Fire Damage In Seaford

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

a kitchen that has been burned down and has major fire damage At SERVPRO we provide 24-hour emergency, and our experts will arrive quickly to your home. We have the experience and expertise to handle any job.

Fire Damage Seaford – Extensive Burned Plastic and Smoke Damage 

Consumers often try to complete many tasks at the same time. A distraction can cause problems, especially when cooking on the stove and trying to look after several children at the same time. Sterilizing plastic baby bottles on the stove, taking a phone call, and keeping the children amused led to extensive smoke damage in one consumer home.

She called SERVPRO about fire damage in Seaford looking for advice and help about what she should do. The water had boiled dry, and the plastic melted in the pot and had started to burn. She shut the stove off and moved the pot off the burned. After quickly getting the kids out of the house, she was frantic regarding what was happening inside. The fire crew arrived and determined that there was no ongoing fire situation, aired out the house, and checked the condition of the children and the owner.

Our SERVPRO team took the call and prepared to respond. Fire damage and smoke experts assessed the situation over the phone, indicating that she should remain outside the home. In situations such as this, the homeowner was very fortunate. However, the contamination can be extensive, and the particles from the burned plastic usually contaminate everything in the home. Porous items must be cleaned outside the home, while all hard surfaces require cleaning and wipe downs.

We anticipate that the carpeting can be decontaminated and cleaned. All clothing, fabrics such as curtains and upholstered materials must be removed and cleaned offsite. We would ventilate the home after removing everything, and all hard surfaces washed. Deodorizing procedures can be utilized to remove all remaining odors. The main focus is on the kitchen area. Further away from the kitchen, deodorization can be reduced.

Finally, the HVAC system must also be treated and cleaned to prevent the system from spreading odor throughout the home.

Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for 24/7 serve. We serve Levittown, Merrick, Freeport, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

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We Have The State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Seaford Home After A Flood

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

A "flood-cut" by our technicians minimized the demolition as our equipment worked hard to dry out the affected areas of the house.

What to Expect With Storm and Flood Damage Cleanup in Seaford

From the look of a home after it has a large amount of storm and flood damage, you might not feel that the house could return to its preloss condition. With the right equipment and restoration knowledge, it absolutely can. 

When SERVPRO handles storm and flood damage to homes in Seaford, we arrive quickly after the initial call. A statistic from FEMA states a mere inch of floodwater in your home can result in an average of $27,000 in loss to the property. To further compound the issue, groundwater carries a rating as a category three biohazard. It ruins most porous things it comes into contact with and is unsafe for humans and pets. Our technicians test the water to determine the nature of any toxins or sewage and wear protective gear during mitigation to avoid any kind of contamination.

Common actions include: 

  • Removal of debris brought in by flood damage.
  • Controlled demolition techniques to remove damaged sheetrock
  • It is common for delamination of tile to occur as most adhesives are unable to hold through prolonged exposure to excessive moisture.
  • Removal of all the damaged room items such as carpet, padding, trim, and baseboards as needed. 

If the material that makes up the baseboards is hardwood, they may have the potential for cleaning and reuse on a case by case basis. As we remove items from the house, they are photographed and cataloged for use by the homeowner to expedite their loss claim. We also document and photograph possessions that have restoration potential. Our exclusive Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) report is designed to lessen the stress on property owners during the insurance claim process.

SERVPRO has several different types of moisture detection equipment, and one of the most beneficial for scoping damaged sheetrock is our thermal imaging so we can easily find waterlines and leave undamaged building materials intact. Water extraction and drying happen as fast as possible to minimize damage. Afterward, our technicians clean and disinfect all water-affected surfaces remaining in the property. 

Floodwater has its own distinctive scent that often needs help to go away. If there are any residual water odors, we address those from among many different applications ranging from gel pellets for light scents to ultra-low-volume fogging to neutralize more intense odors.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 is ready to assist residents with cleanup and restoration services from storm and flood damage and make it, "Like it never even happened."

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Seaford Home All Wet from a Water Loss? Don't Wait or Hesitate--Call SERVPRO!!

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Time to Ask for a Visit from SERVPRO to Your Seaford Home--Time to Take Control of the Water Damage

Simple Actions That Go a Long Way during Water Removal in Your Seaford Home

When there is a water loss incident in your Seaford home, the best solution is to take quick action. However, for that quick action to be truly useful, having the necessary resources is crucial. Such resources include equipment and enough people.  Some simple actions can also help cover the lack of resources or boost their efficiency. Our professional water removal services offer both resources and specialized knowledge that improves efficiency.

Weighted Extraction Equipment
The floor materials in the affected areas can lengthen the water removal in your Seaford home. For example, carpets are porous and therefore absorb the water immediately. In many cases, drying the area requires removal of the carpet and pad, which can create several disruptions. It is possible to carry out efficient in-place drying using tools such as water claws and Rover HVE, High Volume Extractors because the weight of the technician presses down on the carpet helping lift more water at a time.  

Temporary Ducts for Air Movement
Sometimes drying the affected areas of your property can lead to secondary damages in other areas due to moisture transfer. Typically, this happens when moisture spreads through air movements.  When running air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your property, our SERVPRO technicians create temporary ducts using lay-flat plastics to ensure moisture-laden air does not lead to secondary harm in unaffected areas. Often this warm, moisture air is vented to the exterior.

Choosing and Placing Equipment
Having enough air movers and dehumidifiers can help expedite the drying process. The proper placement of this equipment is necessary to achieve positive results. Typically, our SERVPRO technicians place an air mover every 10 to 16 linear feet along a wall. For in-place drying, we place an air mover for every 50-60 square feet, ensuring we have sufficient air movers in the affected areas. Additional actions such as placing the air movers at a 45-degree angle to the walls and exhausting hot air from dehumidifiers into the back of the air movers help boost efficiency. Of course, this service is monitored, and corrections and changes can be made on the fly.
A highly trained and experienced team has more to offer than just advanced water removal equipment. Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh if there is a spill on your property. You can reach us any time at (516) 809-9600. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What Should Homeowners do After Discovering Water Damage in Their Levittown Property?

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

The damage was caused by an HVAC System overflow. SERVPRO had the tools to restore this home.

Remediating Water Damage in Levittown

Levittown homeowners can get hit with weather coming off the Great South Bay.  However, they know that most of their water damage over time often comes from a failed, high-level shut-off valve or broken pipe.

Remediating Levittown water damage requires equipment like commercial grade pumps and other extraction devices to remove the water from behind walls and under floors. If the leak was overhead, there could be water in the attic as well. SERVPRO technicians use these and other devices like air movers, exhaust fans, and dehumidifiers to dry each home thoroughly and carefully to avoid further damage to the home.

That’s not to say a homeowner has to wait for one of our restoration teams to arrive. There are efforts each one can take to prepare their residence before our first technician sets foot inside the home.

First, turn off the leak when possible. If the source of water is a split hose or a broken pipe, then turn off the water at the break. If not possible, then turn it off leading into the home. It may be necessary to have the water department do it. The less water in the home means the fewer time technicians have to spend removing it.

Second, have insurance documents and phone number ready. Each company has lists of property they replace or repair. The sooner technicians have this information, they can begin to remove furniture and other property from home for disposal.

Third, don’t try to make things easier for SERVPRO response teams. It is not necessary to remove anything before our teams arrive on site. Each team member is trained to inspect and remove property so that it does not accidentally cause further damage to the home. If there is an item that might need special care, please point it out, but don’t try to do it yourself.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is proud to serve this community and others like Merrick, North Bellmore, and Seaford. For assistance with any water damage, call us immediately at (516) 809-9600. We are here to help you return home.

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Let the Professionals Handle Mold Damage Remediation at Your Wantagh Business

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage to your business can cause chaos to deal with properly. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Show Mold Damage the Door at Your Wantagh Gym

Working out is a passion for your clients in Wantagh, and you strive to have a clean and well-appointed facility available for them. You have high expectations for your cleaning staff, and they work hard, use products they believe are effective, and are reliable. Despite your commitment to providing a sanitary space for gym members, you notice musty smells and visible mold growth. The strategies you and your staff tried are not working. We can help.

Mold damage in your Wantagh fitness center persists despite vigorous cleaning because moisture is available to fuel their growth. Mold spores are present in all spaces inside and out, but until they absorb water, no excessive growth occurs. 

Unfortunately, some of the methods your cleaning staff uses when trying to get rid of mold might add water. Diluted bleach solutions are often a go-to for disinfection and microbial control, but they often merely lighten surface stains without penetrating deeply enough to kill all the branching filaments of hyphae making up the entire mold organism. SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians use industry best practices to remediate your current mold infestations. 

SERVPRO mold remediation crews use protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove active colonies appropriately and take steps to minimize microbial growth in the future. We contain the mold-infested area using heavy plastic sheeting and setting up a sealed workspace with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment. The scrubber filters and exhausts air from the work area to the outside.

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), our technicians mechanically remove mold colonies, scraping and brushing solid surfaces. To access mold deeply embedded in porous materials, including tile grout, we employ soda blasting, which penetrates deeper and incapacities the mold organism while removing moldy debris. 

The remediation crew bags the colonies and vacuumed up residues for legally compliant disposal. SERVPRO employees apply EPA-registered antimicrobials and consult with you and your staff concerning the sources of excess moisture you must control to prevent a rebound of mold growth. 

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh has highly-qualified mold remediators to help you when conventional cleaning techniques fail to manage microbial overgrowth/ Contact us at (516) 809-9600 for an assessment and implementation of an abatement plan.

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Bellmore Cleanup and Restoration after Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Mishaps Are Cornerstones of SERVPRO Services

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Green Fleet Brings a Sigh of Relief to Our Customers--Bellmore Homes Get the Restoration Services They Need

Personal Disaster Experience Explains Why SERVPRO Is Committed to Helping Our Bellmore Neighbors

When the owner of our Bellmore SERVPRO experienced the fear and disruption of a significant water loss in his own home, his life was forever changed. The perspective we bring to every water, fire, mold and storm emergency sharpens as we remember the roller-coaster of emotions endured by a homeowner and the hard work and dedication of recovery technicians needed to make disasters “Like it never even happened.” Now it is our turn to help.

Water Damage
We know first hand the chaos and helplessness of Bellmore water damage. Life as usual cannot proceed until the water source is found and fixed, followed by rapid water removal, cleaning, disinfection, and structural drying. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified crews are well-versed in research-based water mitigation and remediation best practices. Each job we take on is assessed individually, with careful consideration of the particular circumstances of the loss and transparent communication with you, the homeowner.

No delay is needed between our assessment and planning and the implementation of the project agenda. Our project manager arrives with the crew and equipment needed in our well-stocked service vehicles. If your water loss features complications such as electrical outage we have you covered with gas-powered submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors powered by onboard generators. Each task follows the last seamlessly, our team’s training and experience inspiring confidence and illustrating why SERVPRO is an industry leader.

Getting the job done swiftly and to the highest standards is crucial, but treating you and your family with care and compassion during this trying time is equally important. After the water evacuates and we move on to structural drying, we keep you informed. We act as a liaison with your insurance company to help shoulder that burden and offer specialized water damage remediation services for your possessions at our production facility.

Fire Damage
The aftermath of household fire damage in Bellmore can trigger overwhelming emotions. Soot covered and waterlogged rooms are impossible to imagine clean, dry, and comfortable again. Fears about the costs and disruption intrude into every thought. If there were ever a time you need a reliable recovery company standing by your side, it is after the raging blaze has been extinguished.

We listen carefully to your concerns and can relate to your worries, evidence of why SERVPRO can be trusted while guiding you through the trauma of fire damage recovery. An experienced project manager assesses the scene and designs a workflow agenda. Our crew members immediately jump in, removing the firefighting water and drying out the interior. Soot residues are evaluated, and techniques and products matched to remove them most efficiently. Air scrubbers filter and exhaust the contaminated air during the work, reducing safety and health concerns for you and your family.

As each phase of the project completes, we keep you in the loop, consulting with your and working with your insurance carrier to ensure your out of pocket expenses are limited. Fire damage can include severe charring, and we use innovative techniques to remove it from the surface and seal it for final restoration whenever possible. We consult with you about the safety of foods and personal care products exposed to fire, heat, and water and help with disposal if indicated.

Mold Remediation
If despite your best efforts at vigilance in keeping your home clean and tidy, you notice mold damage in your Bellmore home know that we offer mold abatement services. Mold growth and the harm it always causes links to a source of moisture. If water damage is caught early and mitigated and remediated within 24 to 48 hours, mold growth potential is minimized. Unfortunately, not all water incursions are visible with pipes hidden in walls and cabinets. Seemingly inconsequential leaks in roofs or cracks in foundations can invite unnoticed water inside as well.

The reason why SERVPRO added mold remediation as a core service is simple. If mold spores are nearby the tiny fissures that water leaks through, growth and damage are almost inevitable. We consider mold remediation as a two-fold opportunity to help our customers. First, we use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved procedures to contain and remove the mold safely without spreading the fungi to other areas of your home.  

Second, our knowledge of the life cycle of the range of molds and mildews that can infest your home helps us recommend practical tips that help you avoid mold damage. We cannot eliminate mold spores, but we can suggest you search for water sources and eliminate them. Fixing plumbing and roof leaks are a good start. Maintaining interior humidity between 30 and 50 percent and keeping AC units well maintained also help.

Storm Damage
The chance of heavy precipitation and storm surge are realities year round in Bellmore. Combine snow, ice, sleet, hail, rain, and salt water with a straight line or rotating winds, and you have a situation brewing that might need professional aid before it blows over. Utility poles, trees, and their branches, and other debris can take out a roof, windows, doors, or siding. Overland flooding mixes with the riled up ocean, and water pours in through holes and cracks in the foundations.

We monitor severe and overwhelming weather patterns, knowing that the assistance customers require is why SERVPRO trains and prepares diligently year round. Our comprehensive services include tarping and board-up to keep the elements in check while we assess, plan, mitigate, and remediate. The response we offer during the aftermath of a storm is scalable to the level of the disaster. You are not a number or item on a list when you engage our storm recovery services.

Often the waters involved in storm damage remediation are contaminated. Our technicians are skilled in evaluating water categories and contain and dispose of flooding per local regulations. We are familiar with complications of storm surge, requiring fresh water flushing to prevents defibration of structural components. Household goods and personal possessions might be packed-out to our secure production areas to facilitate fast remediation at your home and permit specialized restoration efforts.

Let SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh demonstrate why we provide the highest quality disaster mitigation and remediation after any kind of property loss. Call us at (516) 809-9600 to transform devastation to “Like it never even happened.”

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Broken Appliances, Water Running Wild in Your Seaford Home? SERVPRO Swifty to the Rescue

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

When Your Seaford Home Needs Water Damage Restoration--SERVPRO Says--Call Us First! We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Removal Seaford - Leaking Laundry Hoses

Every year water damage to homes causes millions of dollars in repair and restoration costs to consumers. A water loss can occur from many different factors. However, a common one is a leaking or burst laundry hose. Most people forget how old these hoses are until one day they come home to a lot of water spraying out from a cracked hose connected to your washing machine. Within a very short time, a hundred gallons of water can be covering your home. Floors, walls, furniture, and even structural elements can be compromised.

This sudden flooding of your space is where SERVPRO can make a difference. We are available on a 24 / 7 basis to deal with water emergencies. We can minimize the water damage in your Seaford home by quickly removing all water and moisture from the floors and walls of the structure. The first step is to shut the water off. Once the water is shut off, the damage can be checked. Call us, and we can respond quickly to assess the situation and prepare an action plan for you and your insurance company.

SERVPRO’s protocol always involves standing water removal before drying, cleaning, and sanitizing. Once the water is extracted by vacuuming or pumping, it is essential to locate and dry all areas where there may be moisture remaining. This includes hard to get at places. We use moisture detectors like meters, thermal imaging cameras, and then drying equipment to get at even the most difficult to access places quickly and efficiently to prevent the growth of mold. Rapid return to normal moisture content levels, for example, a hardwood floor is about 12%) mitigates the damage and stifles the degradation of building materials and contents.

In some situations, either due to water damage or the growth of mold, flooring, and drywall may need to be removed. The final step involves the restoration of your home to its preloss condition whenever possible. "Like it never even happened."

We are strategically located to respond quickly to your damaging water event. Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for 24/7 service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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