Safe Entertainment During the Fall and Winter Months
It will be exciting to see the community at the Bellmore Playhouse!
The Bellmore Playhouse Opens its Doors to Provide a Safe and Entertaining Option for Young and Old
Many of us spent most of 2020 avoiding crowds and finding entertainment in outdoor venues around Bellmore. As beautiful as our region is, there is a moment in which venturing into the cold for recreation seems overwhelming and counterintuitive. Luckily, the Bellmore Playhouse is ready to host its patrons in a safe setting while providing options for adults and families. When you visit this venue, you can expect-
- Showings of classic and independent films
- Comfortable seating in easily accessible theaters
- A picturesque walk through Bedford Ave. where you can stop for a snack or meal as part of your movie outing
In November and December, you are invited to watch movies such as “The Croods: A New Age,” “Monster Hunter,” “Happiest Season,” and “Death on the Nile.” Each movie going experience is bound to be unique and welcome to break the past few months’ monotonies.
SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh is committed to protecting our community organizations, such as the Playhouse, as much as we are committed to protecting your home. Whenever you need water removal or restoration services, call us at (516) 809-9600 and let us leave the premises, “Like it never even happened.”
The Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh Brings the Magic of the Holidays to Your Car
SERVPRO is looking forward to the Holiday Season event!
Welcome the Holiday Season by Joining the Magic of Lights in Wantagh, Presented by New York Community Bank
Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh is a marvelous place to visit throughout the year. Its hikes, boardwalk and beautiful waters make it a very popular destination for Long Islanders, particularly in the summer. In any given year, visitors can experience a variety of concerts and performances in the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater as well as explore offerings in other concert venues throughout the park.
Although many performances have been cancelled or postponed due to the health crisis, you can still enjoy the joy of the holidays by driving through the Magic of Lights holiday experience. This event is a safe and enjoyable option for families, teens and adults looking to do something different and maintain social distance. Here are some facts about the Magic of Lights:
- Runs from November 13th, 2020 through January 2nd, 2021
- Hours are 5:00-10:00 p.m. on weekdays and through 11:00 p.m. on weekends
- The admission price is per car is $25 and no additional fee is required per person
With the holidays upon us, it is also time to look at your home and protect it from fire or flooding. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh is here to help. Call us at (516) 809-9600 if you need us to come fast and leave your home “Like it never even happened.”
Removing the Smell of Fire in a Wantagh Home
Regardless of the extent of the fire damage, team SERVPRO can help with remediation. Contact us right away.
SERVPRO is the Expert in Fire Odor Removal in Wantagh
Many who love living in bustling cities hesitate before moving to a suburb. However, Wantagh is far from the cookie-cutter vision of suburbs usually portrayed in the media. Instead, it is a mere train ride away from Manhattan and enjoys much of the rich cultural and entertainment benefits of living in the city. Known as “The Gateway to Jones Beach,” Wantagh is a hamlet within the town of Hempstead in Long Island, and its proximity to the water makes its landscapes inspiring and peaceful.
It may come as no surprise that Wantagh is an affluent area, accompanied by a reputable school system and low crime rates. Many families choose to live in Wantagh, making its demographic composition mainly households with young children. This youth makes for a one-of-a-kind lively and close-knit community and places the school district as one of the best. Most homes are multi-story homes close to the water, which adds some challenging aspects to each house's general upkeep.
Jones Beach State Park is widely popular for New York residents and is known as one of the most popular destinations during the summer. Its boardwalk and concert venue makes it ideal for a weekend outing enjoying the outdoors. The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater often presents some of the largest names in music, and its 15,000-seat capacity is just ideal for music without the stress of larger venues. Smaller performance venues can also be found in Wantagh proper and surrounding towns, such as Bellmore.
To find out where Wantagh’s name comes from, you would have to learn about the Merokee, which inhabited the area before the Europeans’ arrival. “Wantagh” was the sachem, or chief, of the Merokee people, and his name continues to live today. Through a series of treaties and negotiations, both Dutch and English had rights to this part of the state until Long Island became a part of New York. Before becoming Wantagh, the town was known as Jerusalem, and Ridgewood and even George Washington visited the area in 1790. Some salient points in Wantagh’s history include:
- The Jerusalem Purchase of 1661 made by Captain John Seaman’s which includes parts of today’s Wantagh, Levittown, and Seaford
- Indians, slaves, and freedmen inhabited the area in the colonial era
- Germans came into the area along with the Long Island Railroad System in the late 1800s
- Further growth was attained with the creation of state parkways in the early 20th century
Much like other cities in New York state, the legacy of the original settlers is still evident. For example, Cherrywood Shopping Century pays tribute to Captain John Seaman’s estate, named Cherrywood. Wantagh’s suburban nature was a relatively new development between 1950 and 1970 when housing developments flourished. Before then, it was mainly a farming community, and it wasn’t until the early 1900s that fishing and tourism started playing a role in its economy.
To gain even greater insight into the area and its history, one can visit the Wantagh Museum, run by the Wantagh Preservation Society, which seeks to highlight the community's history. Visitors and residents can also visit the Twin Lake Preserve to learn more about the natural landscape and the importance of environmental preservation. You can also deepen your environmental understanding while visiting the dunes and appreciation of plants and animals within the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center. When the weather is not suitable for outdoor adventures, you may visit the many restaurants in town, including Cleary’s Bar & Café, a traditional Irish pub ideal for fun and entertainment.
The beach is not all Wantagh has to offer. Its dining offerings are plentiful and diverse, suitable for all palates. Neighboring Nassau County communities are a few minutes away and also provide numerous entertainment options to the hamlet’s residents. From street fairs to seafood festivals to performances, a simple ride on the Long Island Railroad or a quick car ride can find you enjoying music and food like no other. If you are missing the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, you can easily hop on the train and arrive in the heart of NYC momentarily.
Even though Wantagh has the best suburban life, you don’t need to forsake city life forever!
Those who love the outdoors may consider visiting the Wantagh Mill Pond, a 15-acre pond located along Merrick Road and run by Nassau County Recreation and Parks. Over a dozen fish species live in the Pond, making it a popular spot for fishing. It is also an excellent spot for birdwatchers and walkers who wish to be one with nature. Authorities are mindful of protecting the Pond’s ecosystem, so anglers are encouraged to practice catch and release. There is also an active project to restore the Pond’s shoreline after years of erosion.
Wantagh and Flooding
The sheer beauty of Wantagh requires the close attention of its residents. Rising sea levels cause flooding with increasing frequency, and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 put a spotlight on the structural deficiencies in our community. Even though many homes have undergone substantial construction in recent years to raise and repair them after Sandy, the risk of water damage and storm surges remains real. As Mother Nature continues to challenge our way of life, we need to be ready to restore our homes whenever disaster strikes.
As a matter of protection, Wantagh's property owners should keep SERVPRO in mind for any incidents requiring restoration. Our team is certified to handle both water and fire damage, which can occur at any time.
By making our team available around the clock, we can be faster to any disaster and conduct an efficient restoration process while mitigating your loss. Industry expertise and training make us the best choice in your time of need.
Make SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh part of your emergency plan by calling us at (516) 809-9600 and letting us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”
How can Soda Blasting Help with Mold Remediation in Your Riding Stables?
SERVPRO can utilize soda or dry ice blasting to remove mold infestations from raw lumber in commercial and residential properties in Wantagh
Equestrian Centers in Wantagh need Effective Mold Remediation
Wantagh is beautifully situated, being within an hour of NYC, yet still small enough to feel cozy. The area supports several riding stables and equestrian centers – and the owners know that customers demand a professional and sanitary environment.
If you notice fungus in your stables, call a Wantagh Mold Remediation company such as SERVPRO immediately. If mold is left untreated, it can quickly spread – some spores can propagate in as little as 48 hours. Mold can cause health effects, and it can also cause damage to wood.
Why does mold grow in stables?
Mold is a naturally occurring substance that needs four things to grow:
- A food source
Unfortunately, stables provide plenty of dark corners, and they can quickly become damp. They also offer ample food sources for fungus, including wood, hay or straw, and natural fabrics such as cotton and leather.
Soda blasting uses high-pressure hoses to blast surfaces with baking soda particles (yes, this is the same thing you use in your kitchen!) Soda blasting is particularly well suited to large areas of wood or brickwork, and it has several advantages:
- It is faster and easier when it comes to cleaning large areas
- It is non-toxic, which is especially important in a place that houses animals
- It is gentle enough to rub away mold without damaging wooden surfaces
- It has deodorizing properties which help to get rid of moldy smells
- It is easy to wipe away the residue afterward and leave your stables “Like it never even happened.”
Soda blasting is also relatively cost-effective, which is good news for you as a business owner.
What happens after soda blasting?
Our technicians know that mold growth happens because the conditions are ripe. If we do not alter the conditions, mold can quickly regrow, especially in an area with high footfall and plenty of access to the open air.
We measure moisture and humidity in your stables and use fans and dehumidifiers to reduce levels. We can also advise you on steps to take to prevent it from coming back.
For help with mold in your business, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.
Should Wantagh Homeowners Take Photographs of the Damage to Their Home?
Assessing the damage in your home after a flood is a dangerous job. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation and mitigation services.
How to Find a Flood Damage Remediation Company in Wantagh
Many homeowners are incredibly concerned when their home is damaged after a storm in Wantagh. There is a tendency to rush back into their homes. They want to take stock of how much water has entered the house and if anything can be saved. Taking pictures of the damage is a great idea. However, there are other concerns they should be aware of before entering.
SERVPRO has a great deal of experience helping homeowners in Wantagh recover from flood damage after a storm has passed through the area. Our team has seen many situations where it is unsafe to enter a home that has been flooded. For example, check the following before entering:
- Is the building structurally safe to enter?
- Are there live electrical wires that could pose a hazard?
- Mud and debris can cause floors to be very slippery.
- Floodwaters often contain toxic chemicals as well as bio-hazards.
Once your home has been inspected for these potential hazards and is safe to enter, homeowners should take photographs to record everything in the house and possibly damage it.
Is Throwing Out Damage Items a Good Idea Before the Adjuster Arrives?
SERVPRO has found that insurance adjusters are usually onsite very quickly, however in situations where there is widespread damage, it may be a few days before they arrive due to the number of homes damaged by the storm.
Once the home is safe to enter, our team can provide advice regarding:
- Items can be cleaned and restored vs. those that should be thrown out.
- Recording everything that has been destroyed is always a good idea.
Our SERVPRO team can assist in recording everything that is removed for insurance claim purposes. A photograph of each item helps substantiate the damage as well.
Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh (516) 809-9600 to assist with flood damage removal and restoration of your home.
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What Advanced Fire Damage Cleaning Practices and Tools Exist?
Fire damage is one of the most stressful events a homeowner can experience. When the unthinkable happens, call SERVPRO.
SERVPRO has Always Been a Leading Team in Innovative and Advanced Technologies to Recover and Restore Fire Damaged Levittown Homes
Because hundreds of potential sources and origin points for fire losses in Levittown homes, the restoration of these situations varies from one site to the next. Instead of universal cleaning approaches and recovery solutions, each plan to repair and return damaged properties to preloss condition is tailored to the individual property. Pre-job scoping collects the necessary data to efficiently ensure that we have the appropriate tools and equipment to manage the loss incident efficiently.
Devastating fire damage in Levittown homes often calls upon many practices and advanced technologies available to our SERVPRO team. We continue to be leading restoration professionals in the area, contingent upon our fast response and the efficient equipment used to restore fire-damaged properties to their original condition as soon as possible. Our most significant obstacles include removing soot and smoke residues, content cleaning, and air quality control in most situations.
How Can Soot Get Removed from Installed Materials?
There is often much more to the supposed cleaning of damaged and coated surfaces than you might initially believe. As experienced cleaning technicians for smoke residues and other similar threats, we have several practices that can help:
- Agitation – Actions like dry vacuuming heaps of soot particles on surfaces can reduce these conditions' severity and ultimately make cleaning easier.
- Solvents – Cleaning products can react with soil types differently. We sample clean small portions before beginning a more massive undertaking to ensure that our efforts provide the ideal results.
- Abrasive Cleaning – Actions like soda blasting can remove surface soils often without damaging the underlying substrate. A combination of high-pressure water or air with a media like baking soda can thoroughly clean soiled surfaces of structural elements and contents.
- Emulsification/Dissolving – With the use of potent cleaning products chosen by their composition, such as water-based solvents for oil-based soils, we can promote either emulsification or dissolving depending on the product/soiling relationship.
What Off-Site Cleaning Approaches Exist for Contents?
Content relocation through our pack-out process can free up space inside of the house for efficient mitigation. Our removal of these items to the nearby SERVPRO facility allows several specialty cleaning processes to begin. Some of the advanced restoration options off-site include:
- ESPORTA Wash – Soft materials can get cleaned using this portable washing system. This gentle approach can reduce the irreparable harm abrasive cleaning methods can cause sensitive textiles.
- Ultrasonic Tank – Submersion cleaning introduces millions of microscopic bubbles exploding on the surface of soiled contents submerged in the solution. This process cleans soot and other residues from hard materials.
- Ozone Chamber – As typical of a need as deodorization is, having a large room to pack with multiple items from a damaged address to treat them simultaneously saves time and money.
What Tools Can Reduce Airborne Contaminants After a Fire?
Airborne contaminants are not uncommon in a house after a fire loss in Levittown. Between circulating soot and smoke particles to debris and ash, breathing in these particulates can threaten those exposed. Before extensive mitigation work, preemptive filtration and air scrubbing are often necessary to remove most of these airborne concerns through HEPA filters in many of our air treatment equipment. Some of the tools familiar to this approach include:
- Hydroxyl Generators
- Air Scrubbers
- Negative Air Chambers
What Programs Help Us to Monitor What Work Must Occur?
Through our initial inspection and throughout the mitigation process, we have several software tools that can help us manage and monitor our progress. These options include:
DryBook might not seem like software commonly used in fire restoration, but water damage effects are more common in these situations than homeowners expect. Extinguishment can leave parts of homes flooded and highly damaged by excessive water. This software ensures that we can monitor the effectiveness of drying throughout mitigation to implement the right restoration strategies.
Estimates and determining construction, repair, and other property needs after a fire loss can be challenging to keep streamlined. This software ensures that every party has the right information when they need it. The restoration project's progress does not slow down—using this industry-wide program that expedites claims and helps establish budget limits.
Knowing the great lengths to expect from our fire restoration professionals responding to your home is beneficial. You can see how experienced technicians like our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team can utilize powerful tools and technologies to restore and recover fire-damaged properties more efficient and cost-effective. You can reach us anytime by calling (516) 809-9600.
How Can Water Damage Restoration Services Salvage a Wet Subfloor?
SERVPRO offers advanced drying equipment like these mats to salvage water damaged hardwood flooring in Wantagh, delighting our customers.
SERVPRO technicians can tell you if there is moisture within your Wantagh subfloor through the use of their equipment
It can be a little jarring to dig into a subfloor that has signs of water damage but not for sure that there is actually a problem in there. That is why SERVPRO techs rely on their diverse selection of moisture detection devices that allow them to "see" into the subfloor of Wantagh homes and determine if removal of the flooring above is necessary for extraction and drying purposes.
What Are Signs My Subfloor Needs Water Mitigation?
The subfloor in each room of your Wantagh home has a low-key way of announcing there is a problem with moisture. Be alert for any of the following signs you need help with a water problem:
- Loosened tiles
- Cupping or flaking hardwood floorboards
- Damp, musty odors emanating from the floor
- Visible water stains on the carpet
In cases of hardwood flooring, the boards get inspected by the SERVPRO techs for potential reuse after drying and cleaning. In many cases, they can save the homeowners the cost of replacement through their drying applications that pull all the embedded moisture out of the wood.
Drying a subfloor is a step-by-step process. The techs use portable pumps to pull any residual moisture and then move on to the drying phase. The use of professional air movers works to direct warm, dry air into the subfloor. Some situations have the best outcome through the use of specialized drying equipment such as drying mats that lay flat on the subfloor and suction embedded or hidden water from the wood. Dehumidification equipment stands at the ready to grab moisture as it rises and ports it off-site. In this way, a subfloor that has water damage can get dried in place.
SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 supports the local community by provided water mitigation for all types of damage. The trained, certified techs are available 24/7 to extract, dry, and restore properties.
How Can I Rid Smoke Odor From Furniture?
SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of fire damage, Including the odors that follow. Call us today, we are always available.
SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Technicians in Seaford Can Help to Recover your Home and Contents After Fire.
How do professionals restore fire odor from contents?
A house fire in your Seaford home can be a debilitating experience. Often, fire's unpleasant smells can remain in furniture, carpets, draperies, and textiles for weeks after the event. Odorous contents do not always require wholesale replacement or refinishing. SERVPRO technicians are often capable of thoroughly cleaning, drying, and deodorizing your possessions to a preloss condition following a fire. Professional cleaning can be advantageous for a homeowner because it allows them to retain many of the possessions and can keep the expense of a claim low. We thoroughly pre-test contents to determine which are salvageable and need replacing when carrying out a fire restoration service.
Is it better to dry clean or wet clean contents with smoke and odor damage?
Performing fire damage restoration in your Seaford home relies on a varied approach. Usually, we begin with dry cleaning, affected furnishings or materials. Dry cleaning can often be complete using household items like dusters, dry sponges, and vacuums. The goal of dry cleaning is to remove non-greasy soiling from the surface of contents, which may otherwise become embedded in a surface with moisture. Wet cleaning is useful for contents that have oily deposits or are not entirely restored using dry cleaning methods. A wet cleaning method can use either water-based or oil-based chemicals to suspend and remove soots. As far as odor control in any property, one of the most effective methods is to remove any residual soot or smoke residues thoroughly.
How can I reduce smoke odors in a property?
- Thoroughly dry clean contents then, if necessary, proceed to wet cleaning
- Conduct tests on materials to ascertain if smoke residues remain
- Use deodorization solvents through fogging or spraying of contents
Cleaning a property can be an exceptionally effective method of controlling odor. Contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 now.
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Why Is Moisture Testing Such An Important Part of Mold Removal in Wantagh?
Don’t panic when facing mold damage in your home. Our experienced technicians can be on the scene within hours to mitigate the situation.
Wantagh Homeowners Want The Mold To Go Away and Stay Away
Residents of Wantagh want to take good care of their homes. The key to home maintenance is to handle issues as soon as they arise. If you see a loose tile, call someone to fix it. If you notice a tree in your yard leaning too close to your house, call a tree surgeon to deal with the overhanging branches. If your gutter is leaking, get it mended.
Should you notice the need for mold removal in your Wantagh home, call SERVPRO as soon as possible. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we are on call 24 hours a day for all your mold needs.
The quicker you call us, the faster we can remediate your mold situation and prevent further spore spread.
Do I need mold removal?
If you see signs of mold in Wantagh, you need a mold removal service. Signs of spore growth in your home include:
- Black, dark green, or pinkish spores growing on surfaces or soft furnishings
- Damp patches on wallpaper, walls, or ceilings
- A moldy odor, which often smells musty
It is much harder to remediate mold if you do not have the necessary training. That is why SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh recommends calling us immediately instead of trying to handle the growth by yourself. Our teams have the know-how and training to handle any size of a mold outbreak.
Why do I have mold?
Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that is found throughout nature. Mold grows by consuming a food source such as paper, fabric, drywall, cotton, or even documents or painting canvas. If there is an available food source, oxygen, and moisture, the spores have everything they need to grow and spread.
There are so many things in a home that mold can munch on. Add moisture, and you will soon see fungi appearing.
Mold can quickly grow in damp areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. It can also grow in uninhabited areas such as the basement or attic. A broken door or window seal, cracked window frames, and ill-fitting doors allow moisture into your home and mold the water it needs.
What is moisture testing, and why does it matter?
Moisture testing shows how much moisture is in a specific area of your home. This is an essential part of SERVPRO’s mold removal process.
If we remove the mold but do not test for moisture, there is no way to know if the conditions are ripe for mold to come back. Moisture testing lets us see potential problem spots and deal with them before they become home to a new mold colony. Because damp can hide behind walls and in unseen corners, testing helps us find hidden mold growth.
We also use moisture testing at the end of the mold remediation process, to double-check that we have dried your home to the correct standards.
How does SERVPRO test for moisture?
Our technicians use a range of testing equipment:
- We use moisture sensors if we suspect damp in a carpeted area – these penetrate carpet or padding and let us know if there is moisture present
- We use thermal imaging cameras to check for signs of moisture on walls – these give us an infrared image of the temperature across the surface which can provide clues to moisture underneath
- We use penetrating moisture meters to check for moisture inside surfaces such as wood or gypsum
- We use non-penetrating moisture meters on materials we do not wish to cause surface damage on, such as drywall
- We use thermo-hygrometers to measure the relative temperature and humidity in the affected area
What happens after moisture testing?
After moisture testing, our teams set up containment around the affected area, to discourage mold spores from spreading further. Then our technicians set to work remediating mold. We choose the best tools for the job, including HEPA vacuums, air scrubbers, negative air machines, dry ice or baking soda blasting, or good old-fashioned scrubbing.
When we have cleaned all visible mold, we use fans and dehumidifiers to dry out your home. We continue to monitor moisture levels throughout the drying part of the process. We also deodorize your house when we are finished with remediation to eliminate moldy odors.
We understand that homeowners want the mold to get gone and stay gone. Unfortunately, it is impossible to remove all mold from a structure because mold is naturally-occurring and can re-enter your home at any time. However, by drying your home and moisture testing to check levels of moisture and humidity, we can make your home much less welcoming to mold.
If you need help with mold removal, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.
Why Should I Use a Professional Restoration Company after a Flood?
SERVPRO can use trash pumps, portable extractors and other advanced equipment to extract floodwater from a Wantagh basement. Then we dry it!
Our Knowledgeable Wantagh SERVPRO Team Oversees Your Project from Start to Finish
Flooding in your Wantagh home is a serious issue. No matter how diligent you are during your cleanup, it can still be challenging without proper knowledge, professional equipment, and products. Floodwater is black water (contaminated), making it even more challenging to remove safely. The last thing a property owner wants is for potentially-dangerous black water to remain behind after a flood, potentially causing long term issues like strong odors and mold growth. Professionals like our SERVPRO team take care of your disaster situation, helping to alleviate some of your stress.
What Should I Expect from a Professional Restoration Company?
SERVPRO Uses Knowledgeable Restoration Specialists for Flood Cleanup
Our flood damage team in Wantagh has the knowledge and expertise to create an individualized cleanup plan for your home based on your home's amount of damage and structure. Our team members have the (IICRC) Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, making them well-equipped to handle your unique situation. For instance, floodwater in your basement presents a different set of challenges than floodwater in your living room. In the basement, you are more likely to have more than two inches of standing water, requiring a submersible pump with the ability to lift water out of your home.
What Types of Professional Equipment Does SERVPRO Use for Extracting Floodwater?
- Portable extractors including a built-in heater, pump, and vacuum system to effectively remove water and rinse clean the impacted areas.
- High-velocity centrifugal air movers direct air across the impacted area an angle. Technicians use multiple air movers, placing them every 10 to 16 feet across the wall.
- Technicians position dehumidifiers around the impacted area to deliver dry, warm air around the room while removing excess moisture.
For assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh any time, day or night, seven days a week at (516) 809-9600. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.