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What is a Good Water Removal Service in Bellmore?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

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There Are Several Water Removal Services in Bellmore, but SERVPRO is One of the Best 

Recently, a local homeowner experienced a standing water issue in his second-floor bathroom. A pipe behind the sink cabinet had burst, saturating the cabinet, flooding the bathroom floor, and soaking the carpet in his upstairs hallway. The resident had to act fast to prevent the water from leaking down and damaging his first-floor. Not immediately knowing whom to call, the owner searched online for reputable water removal and restoration service. This was when he chanced upon SERVPRO and decided to give them a call.            

What Makes Certain Services Better than Others?

Not all Bellmore water removal services have the requisite qualifications or equipment to effectively handle all of your water-related issues. Also, many of them are not able to quickly arrive at your residence on short notice. Service providers like SERVPRO, however, are highly qualified, well-equipped, and can be on-site within four hours of your initial phone call. Our experienced technicians are certified in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration (WRT). Moreover, they have advanced equipment that can rapidly eliminate your water woes. Among other things, this equipment includes:  

 Portable and truck-mounted extractors

 Submersible pumps

 Wet vacs  

 Injectidry systems

 Air movers

 Refrigerant dehumidifiers

 Desiccant dehumidifiers

 Thermal Foggers

 Ultra-Low Volume Foggers

How is Water Removed and Your Home Restored?

The Bellmore resident surprised one night by a ruptured bathroom pipe that flooded his upstairs bathroom was amazed by how quickly SERVPRO was able to fix his problem. After returning from a long day at work and discovering his seemingly ruined bathroom, the homeowner contacted us for help. Although it was late in the day, our technicians were soon on-scene to evaluate the situation and limit further damage. We took fast action to prevent water from affecting the first-floor of his home. Our workers soon discovered the source of the problem, turned off the water, and vacuumed up the bathroom water pools with a wet vac. Using a portable extractor and a wand, we dried the hallway carpeting.  

Once they completed this initial work, SERVPRO professionals further dried the air and bathroom environment by:

 Using air movers and a dehumidifier to more fully dry the hallway carpet

 Drilling half-inch holes behind the sink cabinet and using an injectidry system to dry the area behind the wall

 Monitoring and reducing overall airborne and material moisture to appropriate levels

What Was SERVPRO Able to Save?

In this recent Bellmore case, we were able to rescue quite a few items and save the homeowner a considerable amount of money. Among other things, our technicians saved his home’s:


 Bathroom tilework

 Bathroom furnishings

 Hallway carpeting

The key to accomplishing all this was knowing the exact thing to do, having the right tools for the job, and acting quickly.

How Important Is Fast Handling of the Issue?

Fast action is exceedingly important when trying to limit water damage. The longer it takes a Bellmore water removal and restoration service to arrive and do the work, the more extensive and costlier damages could become. Such destruction could include:

 Significant structural damage

 Promotion of future issues from dry rot

 Warping and buckling of wooden flooring and furniture

 Fungal growth, including mold and mildew, in carpeting and upholstered furniture

 Promotion of an unhealthy breathing environment that could cause negative health effects.

In a relatively short period of time, standing water could cause all of these severe problems. It is for this reason that finding a fast-acting company, like SERVPRO, with 24 hours, year-round service is essential. Such a company could end up saving you thousands of dollars in future repair bills.  

What Was the Ultimate Outcome for the Bellmore Homeowner?

In the Bellmore ruptured pipe case, the resident was lucky. The issue only involved clean water, and the water removal service fixed the problem in record time. As a result, the owner’s home just experienced minor damage that workers soon repaired. No structural injury to his home resulted, the subfloor was unaffected, the tilework was ok, and his carpeting could be dried in-place. Ultimately, the resident did not have to suffer extended restorations. Moreover, he incurred minimal overall expenses, which was a welcome surprise in this challenging economy.

Homeownership is a blessing, but sometimes, when the unexpected happens, it can seem like a curse. From day to day, the chances of water-related issues occurring is not all that remote. This is especially true if you own an older home. At any time, your happy American dream could rapidly become a waterlogged nightmare. If this happens to you, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for help.

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Why We Are The Leader In Bellmore After A Fire

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Uses a Special Technique to Cleanup Spider Tags as Part of Fire Damage Restoration of a Bellmore House

When the wide variety of things burn during a house fire in Bellmore, a large amount of static electricity builds up on surfaces. This can increase the attraction between those surfaces and the millions of soot particles in the air. Even though SERVPRO uses different machines and techniques to trap these particles, the air continues to hold many of them. Decreasing the static bond on surfaces, especially corners, can help keep surfaces clean.

This is why SERVPRO uses more than just our special sponges to clean homes in Bellmore of stubborn soot tags. Soot from fire damage can cause these to appear repeatedly, making a home look unkempt and dirty. They look very similar to spider webs but with significant amounts of black or very dark gray dust. However, these webs come from long chains of soot bonded together by static electricity, and not any arachnids hiding in your house. 

When we wipe soot-covered surfaces down, we often produce a small amount of static electricity, especially if this involves dry surfaces. Because soot removal requires the use of dry sponges (wet ones would make a terrible mess), we need to do something extra to eradicate any static in the area. Corners formed at the junction of two walls and the ceiling often contain the worst spider tags inside a house with fire damage

SERVPRO uses different chemicals to restore a house, depending on the situation. After using a dry sponge, we might choose a degreaser or a detergent-based agent for painted surfaces. Paneling may require a sealant or an oil soap, instead. These chemicals can also make the area smell much more pleasant, as well as break the bonds that trap soot particles. We can discuss these choices with you to ensure that you are comfortable with the options available.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh provides fire damage restoration services to residents in and near Seaford, NY, and both North Bellmore, NY and South Bellmore, NY. If soot tags continue to reappear and make your home look unclean, call our 24-hour services line at (516) 229-8019. We can mitigate the damage and keep it from returning.

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Commercial Flood Damage In Bellmore

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Dealing with a Commercial Flood Damage Incident in Bellmore Involving Sewage Backup

A bout of heavy rain can turn small water bodies like the cedar swamp creek or even regular driveways into rivers of flowing water that flood property causing significant losses. One such incident within Bellmore led to sewer backup and other problems that affected a local dry cleaner, forcing it close down for cleanup and other restoration steps.

Although losses are expected after commercial flood damage incidents in Bellmore, sewage backup aggravates the situation. At the dry cleaner, rising groundwater had gained entry into the property in many ways, including the door, and also forced its way through the backed-up sewer line. Our SERVPRO team had to extract water, cleanup, and carry out other steps to sanitize the property since sewage is a biohazard.

The rows of clothes, lining up the storage area, presented the first challenge because they made it difficult to perform most of the restoration processes, including cleaning and drying. Our SERVPRO crew chief had anticipated this problem and brought a storage pod, allowing us to store the items safely within the shop during restoration.

After moving the contents out of the way, we embarked on the restoration process. We sprayed an EPA-registered disinfectant directly into the pools of floodwater to control the level of contamination. We then embarked on water removal using a self-priming trash pump since the water was included sold wastes. We also shoveled the remaining solid residues into heavy-duty plastic bags for disposal.

We finalized the process by deep cleaning all surfaces with a mixture of hot water, professional cleaning agents, and vigorous agitation with rotating brushes to remove any traces of the sewage. We also extracted the water used during cleaning and run air movers and dehumidifiers to help dry the property faster, reducing the chances of microbial growth.

Flooding involving sewage can pose serious health issues. Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 to help clean up and restore all areas damaged by the incident in your property, “Like it never even happened.”

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Winning Strategies to Restore Your Flood Damaged Wantagh Home

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damaged basement. Standing water on floor When floodwaters invaded this home, SERVPRO answered the call. We quickly dried and restored the home.

How Flood Damage Can Affect your Wantagh Residence and How to Handle it

Flood damage can happen in your home because of a host of reasons, including hurricanes, storms, or a leaking roof during a torrential downpour. Flooding can affect many areas of your home, and it is challenging to clean up the debris and remove the water and moisture. Therefore, it is vital to call a restoration company to deal with the disaster.

Where there is flood damage in your Wantagh home, you and your family can face many hazards. For instance, water from heavy rain can cause the ceiling to sag. Contaminated water in your home can expose your family to health risks. The other ways that flooding can affect your home and life include:

  • Structural damage
  • Electrical system damage
  • Blocked sewage and drainage systems
  • Emotional hardship

When disaster strikes, it is vital to be safe. Significant flooding can even force you to relocate temporarily. If you need to enter your house, wear protective clothing like gumboots and gloves to avoid getting electrocuted or coming into contact with harmful chemicals, sharp glass or metal, and sewage.

Taking fast action can prevent floodwater from seeping further into your home. An experienced restoration company such as SERVPRO can offer speedy remediation to restore your home to its preloss condition. We can remove all furniture and other valuable belongings from the vicinity of floodwater to reduce water absorption and to pave the way for efficient water extraction. We have advanced equipment like self-priming trash pumps that remove floodwater effectively.

High moisture content in the air can cause the paint to peel and encourage mold growth in areas that did not flood. We offer quick drying services using air movers and dehumidifiers. This equipment expedites the drying process by eliminating moisture from structural materials and contents. We can also evaluate the effects of flood damage on contents and organize for the restoration of salvageable items.

Our SERVPRO crew can also use antimicrobial products to treat your property after cleaning the contaminated surfaces. Antimicrobial products work better as disinfectants when they contact microorganisms on clean surfaces. Our skilled staff ensures the efficient and smooth remediation and restoration process. We can make the flood damage look “Like it never even happened.”

When you experience flood damage, you need to hire a certified restoration company. SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can help you in removing the floodwater, drying, and sanitizing your home. Contact us any time any day at (516) 809-9600 for quick remediation services.

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We Get You Back In Business In Bellmore After A Flood

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

One of our large loss units SERVPRO’s large loss units, are available on an emergency basis when disaster strikes. Call us right away to prevent further damage to your property.

Standard Extractors for Flooding in Bellmore Boutiques

Despite your preparations when you get warned that a flood is going to affect your Bellmore store, such as removing your wares and putting up sandbags across door openings, you rarely can avoid the damage entirely. While you might have ultimately protected one of the most considerable investments of your shop by temporarily relocating your wares ahead of time, it is still vital to work quickly to remove standing water and potential contaminants from the floors of the shop.

When our SERVPRO team first arrives, we can assess the perceived flood damage to your Bellmore boutique shop. To thoroughly inspect the property and determine what must happen to restore it, we must focus first on extraction during the mitigation phase of recovery. We have multiple extractors in our inventory that can help to address the saturation and standing water in many areas of your building. The right tool for the right location can ensure that extraction happens as efficiently as possible.

Trash Pumps

Because of the likelihood of debris and other solids in the standing water on the main shop floor, the bulk of this threat must get removed with trash pumps or our truck-mount extractors. These both have larger intake hoses and discharge lines to better manage the removal of smaller solids and debris within the water.

Wet Vacuums 

Wet vacuums are vital to remove smaller amounts of standing water from the main carpeted shop floor and off the linoleum tiling of the stock area in the back of the shop. Tiled portions of the shop can also benefit from the use of squeegee wands, which can lessen the time air movers require to dry out the remaining moisture.

Carpet Wands 

Carpet wands require attachment to extractors like vacuums or pumps, but they are ideal for the shop floor surrounding your display cases, racks, and register. Carpet wands can pull up a fair amount of moisture and can slow the migration of flood damage into the subflooring, so it is helpful to use even when our SERVPRO team determines that the carpet in the front of the store must get removed and replaced.  

Flood losses present a substantial threat to your business and can be a costlier situation the longer you wait for professional assistance. Give our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team a call anytime to help at (516) 809-9600.

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Excessive Flood Damage In Your Bellmore Home

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

flood damage caused by ice dam If you ever notice that water has leaked into your house after an ice dam forms, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh.

Ice Dams Can Cause Excessive Flood Damage In Bellmore

During the wintertime, it is possible that the Bellmore region could see a significant amount of snowfall. Once more than one snowstorm hits, sleet and ice can build up on your roof and eventually cause you extensive flood damage. When a large amount of frozen rain falls onto your roof, it can cause a section of snow to freeze up.

In some cases, the flood damage inside your Bellmore home could have been caused by an ice dam. An ice dam can occur when the snow on the edge of your roof freezes and turns into a solid block of ice. When this occurs, the phenomena is considered an "ice dam" because of how it blocks liquid H2O and keeps it from flowing off of your roof. Once the natural flow of water gets blocked, moisture can then soak into your roof and find its way into your structure.

Ice dams get caused by the surface temperatures of your roof not being uniform. When ice dams form a loss of heat from the house, the amount of snow cover and the outdoor temperatures all play a role. In order for the water to get blocked by ice, there must be a section of the roof that remains below freezing for some time and an area of the roof that is above freezing.

If an ice dam stays on the edges of your roof for too long, it could eventually saturate your structural components, such as your roofing materials or trusses. Once exterior materials get saturated, water can find its way into your attic and then possibly flow into your structure from the ceiling. Whenever dealing with problems caused by ice dams, our SERVPRO technicians know that the moisture will be coming from the top of the building and heading down.

If moisture stays inside your wooden structural components for too long, it is possible that mold could form. However, if the moisture inside your home gets removed by a professional company such as SERVPRO promptly, secondary problems can be prevented.

If you ever notice that water has leaked into your house after an ice dam forms, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Winter Storm Damage can Lead to Additional Problems Affecting Your Seaford Home

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Infrared Device After a storm, you will need the professionals to assist with storm damage on your property. Call us any time.

Thorough Water Damage Restoration in Your Seaford Home Can Prevent Further Damage

As the last storm blows cold, damp air around your Seaford residence, and your family stays warm and dry inside, the shell or envelope of your home works hard to maintain this interior environment. Modern building techniques allow for the exchange of air to aid proper ventilation while still keeping moisture from entering your property. Harsh weather can cause physical changes to the exterior that affect the interior, and your family’s comfort, later.

When winds gust through narrowed spaces between homes and buildings in your Seaford neighborhood, storm damage can happen when trees fall on your house, siding or gutters loosen or twist, or when flooding because of backed-up drains or streets clogged with debris occurs. A single storm is capable of creating different problems at a single time. SERVPRO can help with scalable services and get your home restored. “Like it never even happened.”     

A fallen tree can rip either wide gashes in your roof or make what seems minimal damage to shingles. Rainwater that enters attics or upper floors, either in large rivulets or tiny trickles, travels downward, dampening building materials and personal belongings. Immediate damage can happen, especially to books, wall hangings, and art. 

Even without seeing such destruction, undetected problems might develop. Damp conditions lead to dry rotting of wood frames, mold infestations, and overworked HVAC systems. SERVPRO technicians use infrared technology to pinpoint these dampened places and then follow-up with moisture meters that reveal how high the moisture content is elevated.

Finding these areas assists us in keeping costs low for you. When we dry only what needs our attention, we also can finish much faster than if we had dried your entire house and its contents. Our goal is to provide you with service tailored to your specific situation and restore as much as possible, reducing the need to replace as many items as we can.

Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 when storms and flooding damage your North Bellmore, North Wantagh, or South Bellmore house and its contents. We can work with you to make things safe and habitable again, quickly, and affordably.

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Mold Remediation in Municipal Buildings in Bellmore Can Be a Challenging Task--Even for SERVPRO

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Ventilating School Structures in Bellmore with Commercial Mold Damage Concerns

Commercial Mold Damage Bellmore
Mold growth can adversely affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a school's environment. There is a growing body of concern about the health consequences of mold. This is an essential consideration for a safe school structure. Bringing in an independent hygienist to assess the scope of harm is equally crucial. These specialists are often called upon to verify the IAQ after mold remediation has completed. Building construction pre-1980 can often inhibit ventilation, which makes mold growth issues less likely to go away by themselves.

You may need to get professional commercial mold damage remediation into your Bellmore school if there is significant growth. The environmental protection agency (EPA) has a list of guidelines available to property managers of schools that can go alongside the report of an independent hygienist. Together these guides can help decide whether or not mold growth is manageable in-house. If there are widespread mold growth and a lack of proper ventilation, you may benefit from SERVPRO mold remediation technicians that have access to industrial equipment for creating airflow and dehumidification in school structures.

Mold is a living organism that feeds on materials common to indoor structures. The presence of moisture can result in the rapid reproduction of mold colonies, which then causes issues with indoor air quality as well as sanitation standards. Wiping away the visible signs of mold damage does not address the underlying problems, which is why many building managers find that mold issues can return after cleaning. SERVPRO technicians can locate and address moisture concerns in school structures that have little natural ventilation. Often, mold remediation requires the dispersal of anti-microbial agents using foggers, sprayers, and HEPA filtered air scrubbers.

One effective method of removal is to create artificial ventilation throughout the structure. SERVPRO achieves this by placing box fans or axial air movers at open points of the structure. These draw in a supply of dry air from outside. By strategically placing additional air moving equipment throughout the structure leading to an exhaust opening, we can exchange damp air for dry air. This method is exceptionally effective at removing both microscopic spores from the area and unwanted moisture, which prevents mold from returning after service. This is an open system that can be very effective under the right weather conditions.

Making a careful assessment of your mold remediation requirements should be done at the first sign of microbial infestation. Contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

Fire Damage Cleanup In Bellmore

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Small Fires In Your Bellmore Apartment

Small fires that begin in one apartment can sometimes spread to adjacent units. The fire department must also ensure that the fire is not smoldering between units inside wall cavities and in the ceiling before the firemen leave the site of the fire. A fire can easily restart if there is even one live ember left inside a wall or ceiling cavity. Tenants or condo owners may be allowed back into their units only to find holes in the next unit or even into the ceiling.

SERVPRO can assist tenants and condo owners with fire damage cleanup in Bellmore and surrounding areas. We can work closely with the tenant, the owner, and the condo board members to explain the cleanup process. Damage restoration can be coordinated with insurance companies as well to help manage claims and return the unit or units to their original condition.

Ceiling Board Up
If the fire has spread to the ceiling, the fire department must confirm there are no embers in the ceiling or on the roof it the unit is on the top floor. The firemen may have to chop holes in the roof to gain access to the cavity between the ceiling and the roof. The interior of the apartment is open to the outside elements. We can provide tarps to cover the openings.

There can be a great deal of debris created from opening walls or ceilings. SERVPRO removes all of this debris, taking care to preserve contents that can be cleaned and restored. We document all items that are thrown out for record purposes. After removing all of the debris, we can begin the restoration process, removing fire damaged appliances, cupboards as well as removing smoke odors from fabrics and clothes.

SERVPRO can restore the apartment or condo to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Merrick, Seaford, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Proven Tips for Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Seaford

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold in the window corners If your business if overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Mold Containment Protocols Protect Your Seaford Office

Because you do not always have staff in your Seaford office building, it can be easier to overlook microbial and mold threats than you might think. In most cases, property owners do not realize the full extent of lingering water damage after leaks, or might not recognize when active leaks exist that could present persistent moist conditions. To gain control of active mold colonization, when it eventually does get discovered, begins with effective containment protocols.  

Your office space features open working areas for dozens of full-time employees, which can showcase how detrimental mold damage to Seaford buildings can be. When underlying moisture issues develop into microbial threats, this organism can spread quickly through available avenues to affect materials like short pile carpeting, shelving, drywall, and even ceiling tiles. Addressing the situation quickly requires effective containment to regulate mold remediation tactics and maximize their efficiency.

Because of how compromising this situation can become to the contents of the area and the staff of your office space, we employ full-scale containment protocols. These designs feature the primary sealing of the damaged region but also can have additional areas built into the devised structure, including decontamination and equipment rooms. Sealing off the work area prevents active mold spores from traveling to new areas in the office and making the situation worse.

Thick 6-mil plastic sheeting gets used to seal any openings such as vents, windows, and doorways. Because of the open areas of office space, this plastic can span from the ceiling to floor and get temporarily reinforced. The entire bullpen area does not need to get sealed unless that whole working area has become damaged by present mold. Once sealed by our SERVPRO remediation professionals, we can fixate on the critical elements of mold control – including airflow, air quality, and drying out the damaged area.  

Depending on the severity of the situation, there are many instances where even full-scale containment does not threaten production. No matter what mold damage means for your office, our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh remediators can get you back in business. Give us a call today at (516) 809-9600.

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