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Our Experts Arrive Right Away To Restore Your Seaford Home After A Flood

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment drying he drywall in this home after a flood cut The stormwater soaked into the drywall of this home causing extensive damage. Our technicians created a "flood-cut".

Why Initial 48 Hours is Vital for Flood Recovery in Seaford Homes

You might often hear that the first 48 hours after a flood loss incident is the most vital period for restoration and recovery of your Seaford home. Part of the reason that our SERVPRO team commits that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster is that we also believe that these initial two days are the most important to adequately protect our customer’s property and reduce the ultimate costs of restoration. From overcoming standing water to drying out saturated materials, we must work quickly to protect your house. 

Knowing what makes this period so critical can help motivate you to secure professional restoration and recovery services for flood damage in your Seaford home immediately. Just saying that we are fastest to disasters proves nothing, but knowing the steps we take to mobilize our team quickly when you need us most can show you how committed the entire brand is to inspiring loyal customers for life. We have ready trailers and production trucks stocked with drying and extraction equipment from air movers to wet-vacs and light wands to help. 

The spread of bacteria is one of the most significant concerns with natural flood damage in your home in the first 24 hours after exposure. With prompt response to your house after a disaster, our structural drying technicians can begin removing moisture and dampness to allow for cleaning agents and germicides to get applied to surfaces, structural elements, and any fixed features of the house that do not require removal and reinstallation. 

The migration of standing water can lead to the saturation and deterioration of drywall, baseboards, and carpeting. The faster that our SERVPRO team can get notified of a flood disaster in your home, the more efficiently extraction devices like our portable sump pumps and trash pumps can get deployed in the house. In areas where direct exposure has not occurred and started the degradation of the construction materials present, we can often utilize air movers and dehumidifiers to protect the structure and reduce the spread of dampness and moisture. 

Flood losses can get more challenging to restore and recover after the first 48 hours. Let our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team help you make it “Like it never even happened.” by calling (516) 809-9600.

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Why SERVPRO is Your First Choice for Water Removal in Seaford

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged kitchen We completely restored this water damaged kitchen. Call us when your property experiences a water loss event.

Coordination of Complex Project Agendas Is Why SERVPRO Delivers Premium Water Damage Outcomes in Seaford 

When a water loss occurs after a plumbing leak or appliance malfunction in your Seaford home, the window of opportunity to complete tasks is tight. Conventional building materials are vulnerable to water destruction, crumbling, swelling, and deteriorating within hours or days of the crisis. Mold or mildew damage is also a significant risk, especially if moisture remains available for spores to absorb more than 24 to 48 hours. 

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, why we report consistent success.  

Planning Supports Positive Outcomes 

As speed in responding to water damage in Seaford is critical to industry best practices, we make sure we arrive with the crew and equipment necessary. Our fully-stocked service vehicles arrive as our experienced managers assess your premises. Our team is poised to begin water removal efforts as soon as a project plan takes shape. We use submersible pumps when the water rises higher than two inches, following up with wanded extractors for surfaces. The ease with which our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews move from task to task shows why we can accomplish each project step and activity within prescribed timelines.  

Alternative Power Sources Avoid Delays 

A significant water loss can require electricity to be disconnected temporarily for safety reasons. Our water removal equipment has the flexibility of using gas or onboard portable generators. These options permit our crews to move forward with the work. The portable generators have the benefit of removing the hazard along with the water. The team assigned to mitigate and remediate your emergency can make adaptations that ensure rapid removal under even extreme circumstances, why SERVPRO completes your job to specifications. 

Skilled Moisture Monitoring Traces Water Migration 

Determining the extent of the water damage in your home includes tracking any seepage or drainage from the original leak. Porous materials and joints and cracks permit quantities of water to move into building cavities between walls and below floors. Our employees master the operation of moisture probes and thermal imaging devices that guide us to trapped water and saturated structural components. Controlled demolition strategies like weep holes and flood cuts allow access to residual water. Drying efforts are more effective when the wet spaces are open, another reason why SERVPRO swiftly wraps up each recovery phase “Like it never even happened.” 

Careful adherence to industry best practices is why SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is a leader in the water damage mitigation and remediation business. Call us at (516) 809-9600 for a customized evaluation of your water loss and a practical project plan. 

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How SERVPRO Uses Immersion Cleaning to Restore Fire Damaged Belongings in Seaford

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke damaged dresser and belongings Usually, not all is lost after a fire. We use immersion cleaning to restore your belongings.

Immersion Cleaning During Fire Damage Restoration in Seaford

In the case that something burns inside your Seaford home, many of your contents can get coated in soot residues. One primary focus of a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO when mitigating fire damage is to clean all of your contents. Soils and soot residues created by smoke can ruin some of your possessions and become a source for foul aromas.

During any fire damage project in Seaford, our SERVPRO technicians can often save many of your contents by cleaning them. We can implement various methods of cleaning for the different types of materials that got affected inside your house. For example, we clean some items like clothing and other small fabric items in a washing machine using specialized detergents. Immersion cleaning works for other items.

Immersion cleaning completely submerges fire damaged items in liquid solutions. We clean items with hard, non-porous surfaces by soaking them in certain cleaning chemicals. One example is the cleaning of soiled Venetian blinds by dipping them into a bath of the industry-approved product.

In many immersion cleaning situations, we can use a chemical called Ultra Content Cleaner. This chemical gets mixed with hot water in a sink or large basin. The affected contents then get soaked with the solution, and a brush is used to help dislodge any soils present. Once your materials appear to be clean, we then rinse off the remaining solution with hot water.

Another form of immersion cleaning gets completed using an ultrasonic machine. An ultrasonic machine works by getting filled up with a chemical such as our Ultrasonic Cleaning Agent and water. The affected items get placed in the tub; then, the machine uses high-frequency sound waves to create millions of bubbles that "scrub" the items and help dislodge soils.

Ultrasonic cleaning is less labor-intensive than other cleaning methods, but the technique still involves skill. Our SERVPRO technicians must know how much electrical power to use and what frequency of sound waves to utilize. We also have to use our experience to know the water temperature and cleaning solution to implement.

Immersion cleaning can help you save items like your jewelry after a fire takes its toll. For 24/7 assistance, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600, and we return your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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What Can You Do About Mold Damage in Wantagh Right Now

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

black mold on a ceiling Finding mold damage in your home needs not be a cause for alarm. Contact SERVPRO to find the cause, contain and remediate.

Mold Damage is a Symptom of Larger Issues in Wantagh Homes

Finding out your home has mold damage is not something anyone wants to hear. There are many myths about mold, but the bottom line is this: it is unhealthy, and removal should happen as soon as possible. 

When SERVPRO technicians handle mold damage remediation in Wantagh homes, they do more than show up, remediate the issue and leave. They know that mold infestations are a signal of a more significant problem in the home, allowing conditions for mold to thrive. 

Why SERVPRO?

Technicians go through extensive training to become certified in a broad array of the restoration sciences. They learn through classes and hands-on training to acquire skills by doing. They adhere to the tenents and teachings of the IICRC, (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) the standard-setting non-profit organization that establishes the best practices for the restoration services industry.

Scoping the Premises

SERVPRO technicians know when mold exists in a home, and it is not due to a known sudden water damage event such as a plumbing issue or flood loss, there is a contributing factor. They use their moisture detection equipment to pinpoint areas of excessive moisture. Familiar places mold colonies infest are frequently found within wall cavities, under flooring and attic spaces with poor ventilation. 

Eliminating Mold-Friendly Conditions

Once technicians determine the problem creating conducive conditions for mold growth, they halt the issue by rapidly lowering ambient humidity levels and recommending repairs, so the infestation does not return. Existing mold, once dried, undergoes careful removal by gently lifting away by hand or using small hand vacuums fitted with HEPA filtration to capture airborne spores and diminish cross-contamination. In cases where dried mold residues do not come off cleanly, mildly abrasive abatement techniques such as soda blasting remove all visible traces. 

When you find signs of mold damage, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600. The technicians have the specialized equipment and expertise to stop infestations and inhibit their return, so it is "Like it never even happened."

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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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