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.
How Can I Get Rid Of A Foul Smoke Smell Lingering in My Home After a Small Fire?
Fires of all sizes cause significant smoke and soot damage. Leave the restoration to professionals. Call SERVPRO!
For Fire Damage Deodorization After a Small Fire Burns Inside Your House in Wantagh Call SERVPRO
Even the smallest blazes can cause smoke to get released into the airflow inside your home. Smoke can travel throughout your entire structure and leave behind soot residues or unpleasant aromas. Smoke can also penetrate porous items inside your building and cause foul odors to linger after residues, and burnt debris gets removed.
How can you remove foul odors if they still exist after all burnt materials have been cleaned and removed?
During fire damage restoration in Wantagh, our SERVPRO technicians can utilize various chemicals, tools, and techniques to deodorize your structure. The following kinds of equipment are often used to remove pungent aromas that exist after items inside your house burn:
- ULV Foggers: Sometimes, the best way to remove burnt smells is to dispense a chemical product into the air so it can react in the same way the smoke. Ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging machines can break down water-based deodorizers into small particles that can penetrate many porous materials deeply.
- Thermal Foggers: Thermal fogging machines can break deodorants into even smaller particles than ULV machines. Thermal foggers use oil-based products that can penetrate most materials deeply to deodorize them.
- Air Filtration Devices: Air scrubbers can pull contaminated air through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These machines can be used to clean out malodor particles that are lingering in the air.
- Photocatalytic Oxidizer: A photocatalytic lamp works by shining ultraviolet rays onto a surface of titanium dioxide, which produces hydroxyl radicals. These particles then immediately oxidize and break down malodor particles into CO2 and H2O.
- Ozone Generator: These devices generate unstable O3 particles that get released into the air. The O3 molecules then give off an oxygen atom that oxidizes and neutralizes malodor compounds.
If you ever need professional assistance removing foul odors after a structural blaze, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 24/7.
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How Can I Find a Water Restoration Firm in Bellmore I Can Trust with My Home and Family?
You can trust that your home is in good hands with our experienced team of experts at SERVPRO. Give us a call today.
We Have Stood in Your Shoes In Need of Emergency Help -- This Is Why SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration in Bellmore Is More Than a Job to Our Management and Technicians.
We understand how hard it is to hand over the reins of responsibility when a disaster affects your Bellmore home. The owners, managers, and technicians making up our team commit to our community, living and working in the same place as our customers. We strive to develop a robust team of highly qualified restoration experts who bring to every project premier disaster mitigation and remediation skills and empathy and compassion for the stress homeowners suffer. The full-spectrum of services and commitment to your comfort and concerns are why we are a local restoration leader.
What Kinds of Skills and Training Do Reputable Water Damage Restorers Possess?
Water damage restoration professionals in Bellmore must follow the industry’s best practices for optimum results. They have to be ready to respond to urgent emergency needs as well as having the knowledge and background to complete the followup tasks needed. We believe the rigorous coursework offered by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) meets both requirements. Only restoration firms and their employees who are certified by the IICRC should be on your shortlist when selecting a company to return your home to preloss condition. Our crews can hold certificates in the following IICRC specialties, among others:
- Water Damage Restoration Technician
- Applied Structural Drying Technician
- Odor Control Technician
- Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- Building Moisture Thermography
What Can I Expect When the Water Damage Restoration Crew Arrives?
We know we are in your home at a particularly difficult time, and that you and your family are likely under considerable stress because of the water loss and the chaos it caused. These not inconsiderable circumstances are why SERVPRO stresses clear communication and respectful delivery of services. You often hear that "knowledge is power," and we want to share the power with our customers, residential or commercial. Because of this dynamic, we spend uninterrupted time with you, listening intently to your story, worries, and requests. The more we know about the crisis that caused the water damage and any details about your home or its construction, the more appropriately we can respond. After the initial conversation, our project manager conducts a safety assessment. We must ensure the health and well being of occupants and our workers before assigning emergency tasks to our awaiting crew members:
- Live electricity shut off
- Signage and barriers set up to keep non-affected areas safe
- Securing of structural damage
- Hidden moisture detection and measurement
- Careful release of trapped water above ceilings and between walls
- The positioning of submersible pumps for water deeper than two inches
- Truck-mounted extraction of remaining visible water
Note: Pumps and truck-mounted extractors use gas to operate or work off on-board power generators, avoiding delays in the urgently needed tasks if electricity is unavailable.
Are You Finished with the Job When the Visible Water Is Gone?
We are aggressive in our extraction of the water invading spaces inside your home because research shows that liquid water removal is far more efficient than drying strategies alone. If needed, we employ tactics to access and remove hidden water as well. When we are sure all fluids are contained and disposed of, we move on to the next phase.
Can You Explain Structural Drying?
Many of the contents and the building materials in your home absorbed water that we could not remove by extraction. Structural drying is a vital second phase of water damage restoration, why we discuss how we plan to accomplish it, and what we need from you as the homeowner to achieve optimal results. Drying requires the following to be most effective:
- Moisture detection and measurement completed during the extraction phase provides a baseline for dying goals, and:
- Testing of an unaffected space in your home provides a valid comparison point
- Testing of materials repeats periodically throughout the drying to avoid under or overreach
- We manipulate and balance air movement, temperature, and humidity to reach drying goals, carefully positioning:
- We count on you and your family to allow the equipment to work undisturbed until the drying goals are met
SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is ready to earn your trust by providing prompt, professional, and practical assistance when you need water damage restoration. Call us at (516) 809-9600 as soon as you suspect a significant water loss.
Is Junk Mail in Wantagh a Fire Damage Hazard?
Fires happen often and can negatively affect the people living in the home they occur in. Call SERVPRO today to get professional remediation.
Wantagh Homeowners Risk Fire Damage With Too Much Junk Mail
SERVPRO wants all Wantagh homeowners to be as fire-conscious as possible. It is far better to protect your home and remove potential hazards than deal with the aftermath of a blaze-ravaged house.
Wantagh residents looking to cut their fire damage risks in their home can start with a simple action: Cutting down the amount of junk mail in their home.
Is junk mail a fire hazard?
Most training on home fire hazards focuses on apparent risks such as cooking, open fires, or heaters with exposed elements. However, anything that is flammable is a potential fire risk, as flammable materials give the fire plenty to burn and help it spread further.
A handful of letters on your dresser is probably not going to cause you an issue. However, if you have circulars and newspapers and advertisements and junk letters piled in corners, it might be time to tidy up a bit.
The less clutter in your home, the less chance it has to cause a fire damage hazard.
How can I make junk mail less risky?
SERVPRO suggests taking some simple steps to reduce the fire risk from excess junk mail:
- Unsubscribe from mailing lists that you no longer want to be a part of
- Put a “no junk mail” sign on your mailbox
- Dispose of unwanted junk mail as soon as it arrives – preferably by recycling
- Divide piles of papers into smaller piles, so there is less material available to burn
How can SERVPRO help me if something does go wrong?
In the unfortunate event of a home fire, call us. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we train our cleanup crews to cleanse and restore your home as quickly as possible. Our crews will:
- Assess the fire damage in your home
- Clean away unhealthy and unsightly soot residues using a range of scrubbing, submersion, chemicals and deep cleaning
- Use air scrubbers and air movers to deodorize your house and leave it smelling fresh again
- Repair structural damage to walls and ceilings, so your home is safe
If you are concerned about fire damage in Wantagh, do not delay – call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.
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What’s the Best Way to Get Standing Water Out of My Wantagh Basement?
If you don’t act quickly, water damage in your home can escalate. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team right away.
SERVPRO Uses a Variety of Water Removal Equipment
Standing water in your Wantagh basement can cause damaged floors, walls, electrical and mechanical components, and musty smells. It is paramount to suck out the water, access underlying problems, and begin the drying out process in your basement. SERVPRO provides professional and friendly residential water removal services.
How Do I Shut the Water Off From a Broken Pipe?
Find the Water Mains
The first step for a broken water line in your home is to shut the water mains off. Water mains are typically located on the concrete wall in your basement nearby boilers, hot water tanks, and other components or on the exterior side of a structure close to the ground.
Use the following steps below to shut the water supply off from a broken pipe safely:
For starters, do not step into standing water where electrical components are present without wearing protective equipment such as gum rubber boots.
Next, shut the main breaker off from your electrical panel. Which will prevent the risk of being electrocuted while making your way to the water supply valve.
Lastly, find the water mains and shut it off. Most water mains typically have a large wheel-shaped valve, turning it clockwise until it stops will shut the main water supply off coming into your home.
What’s the Best Method for Water Removal?
Depending on the water depth, a variety of water extraction tools can be used. For example, if you have water in just certain areas, you can use a wet/dry vac. For standing water 2-inches or more, a submersible pump can get the job done. However, if your home is severely flooded, a disaster mitigation specialist such as SERVPRO is generally recommended.
Anytime you deal standing water in your home, it can create havoc and disrupt your way of life. For fast and reliable water removal services, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 today and get your home restored, “Like it never even happened.”
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How Can I Remove Leaking Appliances and Water from My Launderette?
SERVPRO gets Wantagh Laundromats and Commercial Structures Dryer than These Devices
SERVPRO is a Commercial Water Removal Service for the Wantagh Area. We Can Mitigate Water Losses of Faulty Appliances and Get your Business Back to its Best.
How can I prevent appliances from leaking?
Faulty appliances can lead to massive amounts of water affecting your Wantagh business. These issues can deteriorate rapidly without quick intervention. Water-based appliances connect to mains plumbing. Buildups of grime or dirt in either the plumbing system or the washing machine can cause pressure, which eventually exceeds the pipe's capacity or duct. When pressure spots occur, your business can quickly become flooded in more than two inches of standing water leading to temporary closure and adverse effects on your daily takings. SERVPRO is available to perform fast and effective water mitigation in your business to re-open sooner rather than later.
What can I do to prevent water damage from a leaking appliance?
Regular maintenance is crucial to avoiding commercial water removal emergencies in your Wantagh business. Maintaining internal plumbing and the health of appliances using water can prevent leaks from getting out of control. When a leak occurs, shutting off water or disconnecting the machine can be valuable for mitigating losses. If it is too late to reduce losses, you should contact a professional water restoration technician (WRT) to prevent further damage. If flooding is limited to a specific area of your business, attempting to stem the flow of migration of water using water blocks or avoiding unnecessary foot traffic can be beneficial. Our technicians can bring sandbags to your premises to prevent water migration and block appliances to keep them above the standing water level until pumping occurs.
How do I assess the extent of water cleanup needed?
- Start from the source of the damage, visually noting down wet areas of the property
- Work your way outward repeating the same process counting rooms and areas of damage
- Contact an emergency water technician to explain the level of losses
How do I get rid of standing water in my business?
SERVPRO technicians use a variety of pumping equipment to reduce standing water levels before they cause lasting damage. Most of these pumps can function when submerged beneath standing water. These pumps use a central engine to provide lift and suction via a water duct. Standard electric submersible pumps can transport water up to twenty-five feet outside of a property. High-pressure pumps can move water uphill, whereas self-priming trash pumps can transport any solid waste that may be present in the water. Some equipment can be more efficient than others, depending on the specific water loss situation. Our technicians hold qualifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) body, which allows us to assess a situation accurately and perform the required method to achieve quick results.
Is water intrusion in business premises a health and safety hazard?
When large amounts of water intrude into a property, there can be numerous slip and trip, electrical, or bacterial health risks, even when the water supply is from a clean source. SERVPRO technicians perform a scoping procedure before restoration to ensure that any hazards or threats a neutralized. This procedure can be ideal for business owners who may require specialized repairers for appliances or electrical equipment. Our technicians can create a safe, dry, and sanitary environment for any third-party repairers to work. If you need assistance to find a specialist, our crew chiefs have a roster of trusted third-parties that can be included within your claim.
What is the method of water removal from start to finish?
- Isolate the affected area and inspect for water migration as well as potential hazards
- Begin emergency mitigation by pumping or extracting water from the business premises
- Establish a solid drying plan using air movers or dehumidifiers to remove residual moisture
- Perform final steps of deodorization and air-filtration to return the area to its preloss condition
Is commercial business restoration worth it?
When something goes wrong on your business premises, it can add a massive amount of stress and take your mind away from crucial business decisions. You may also experience unnecessary losses by using non-professional restoration methods. These losses may include things like mold damage or unpleasant odors and bacteria in certain areas. SERVPRO aims to remove the inconvenience of water damage by communicating closely with you and efficiently performing the city's effective cleanup. We can pass our paperwork directly onto your business insurer to reduce the impact insurance claims can have on your time and business. We also have extensive experience working with companies like yours in the Wantagh area.
If your business suffers an unexpected water emergency, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.
What are the Benefits of Professional Fire Restoration Services?
You can contact our professionals 24/7. Our fire damage experts are trained in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning.
Wantagh Homeowners Get Prompt, Reliable Support from SERVPRO When Faced with Fire Damage
You already have a lot running through your mind after you experience a Wantagh house fire. Not only does it disrupt your living situation, but you also have a series of calls to make and decisions in front of you. Calling in the help of a trusted team for assistance with fire damage makes the process go a lot smoother. SERVPRO is proud to be a dependable resource to help with all of your restoration needs after your family suffers fire loss.
What Certifications Do You Have?
When it comes to fire damage in Wantagh, you can rest assured that our technicians are certified via The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have the skills and equipment to handle even the toughest cleanup projects. Once we arrive, we get to work to assess the damage and then make professional recommendations for the next best steps to take. All of our actions get thoroughly documented so that you can have the necessary details for filing the claim with your insurance provider.
How Will the Steps of Restoration Work?
After ensuring your structure is safe to enter, we use equipment to pull up any moisture left from extinguishing the flames. We also take the time to remove all unsalvageable items and charred building materials. Part of our action plan includes:
- Following the path of the fire, which allows us to determine the scope of the project. We always consider your ventilation system to determine where smoke traveled throughout the home.
- We pay attention to the materials burned in the fire. Man-made materials leave behind a sticky residue, while organic materials leave a finer residue behind.
- We carefully address foul odors in the home, taking steps with air purification and filtration to leave your interior “Like it never even happened.”
Do you need a crew deployed to your location to begin fire damage cleanup? Give us a call at SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh today at (516) 809-9600!
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