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How Can I Remove Leaking Appliances and Water from My Launderette?

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

row of blue clothes dryers--commercial 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?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Matches made into home on fire 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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How Difficult Is It to Remove Flood Water from My Wantagh Home?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

A basement floor with standing water. When a storm catches your Wantagh home by surprise, call SERVPRO.

For Professional, Thorough Water Removal in Your Wantagh Home, Call SERVPRO

Flooding can affect every home in our community. A clear sky today can turn into a major storm by tomorrow, sending water through Wantagh entire neighborhoods, affecting everything from basements to attics. 

What Kind of Damage Can I Expect from the Flood?

Flood damage to Wantagh homes can include cracked and split floorboards, ruined carpets, crumbling drywall, and even mold when the floodwater is not removed quickly and structural property not cleaned professionally. SERVPRO technicians train extensively with the latest equipment to restore these, and other, items to their pre-flood condition. 

What are the First Steps Technicians Take in My Home?

Since this is floodwater, it contains soil and other contaminants. Technicians spray the water and all affected surfaces in your home with an antibacterial agent to reduce the health risk to everyone who has to step inside. After that, team members take the following steps:

  • Inspect every room and space that took on the water; this includes the attic if there was damage to the roof. If the insulation was soaked by the water, we remove and replace it after cleaning the floor and drying the crawlspace completely.
  • Bring in commercial-grade pumps and extractors to draw the floodwater off the floors, out of carpets, and from between floorboards. Since we cannot guarantee a clean carpet after a flood, technicians immediately remove them for disposal. 

With the Floodwater removed, what is next?

SERVPRO technicians bring in fans to begin forcing the damp air out of the home. Once set up, they use air movers and dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of wood floors and drywall. This preserves the structural property and reduces the amount that team members have to replace. 

If a recent storm has sent any water into your home, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 today. We are here to help you restore your home to its pre-flood condition. 

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How Much Damage Can a Clogged Gutter Do to a Bellmore Home?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home If you ever do need help with a water cleanup, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for help.

A Simple Clogged Gutter Could Cause Substantial Damage to Your Home and Necessitate the Assistance of a Good Water Cleanup Service

Many times, in life, seemingly insignificant things can eventually cause major problems. This is the case with blocked gutters in Bellmore. When they are clean and doing what they should, we never think about the important function they serve. Normally, when they are in good working order, gutters conveniently convey rainwater off your roof and away from your house. When tree leaves and debris clog them, water remains on your roof and in your gutters. Eventually, this liquid causes roof leaks and seeps down into your attic and behind your walls. This unnoticed situation could cause thousands of dollars in damage over time, without you even realizing it.

What Can I Do?

There are a few things you can do regarding gutter-related water cleanup in Bellmore. First, you should periodically check your roof for leaks and its drainage system for blockage. This is especially necessary after storms and during the fall season when trees shed their leaves. Many homeowners, busy with work and family life, simply forget to clean their roof’s drainage system, and they fail to detect problems early. A second thing you can do, if you suspect there is a water leak, and you have damage associated with it, is to call a good water cleanup and remediation service like SERVPRO for an inspection. We have extensive experience in and state-of-the-art tools for detecting and dealing with just about every water-related issue:

• Our firm’s workers are trained to follow the standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
• Technicians are individually certified in, among other things, applied structural drying and water damage restoration
• We use only the most advanced moisture detection equipment, like thermohygrometers and water sensors/meters, to find moisture in carpets, baseboards, walls, and home furnishings

If you discover standing water or obvious water damage in your home or we find it during our inspection, you can have us clean it up for you.  SERVPRO’s highly-trained Bellmore technicians are ready to help you 24/7 and can often be on-site within four hours of your call. They have an arsenal of high-tech equipment to perform whatever cleanup is necessary. Their gear includes:

• Wet vacs, submersible pumps, and portable and truck-mounted extractors
• Refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers
• Injectidry systems
• Industrial-strength fans and air movers
• Thermal and ultra-low volume foggers

Using their experience and tools, SERVPRO’s technicians can clean and restore your home to pre-damage condition quickly and cost-effectively.

What are the Signs of a Leaky Roof and the Water Damage Associated with It?

Detecting the early signs of a roof leak and related water damage can be difficult, especially if the leak is minor. Of course, it is always much easier to spot the effects of a major or long-term issue. With all that said, there are some telltale signs of a leaky roof. These signs are:

• Musty odors
• Wood rot or discoloration in attic rafters
• Moldy attic insulation
• Water stains on walls or ceilings
• Wall or ceiling discoloration
• Floor and ceiling buckling
• Wall warping
• Moldy growths on baseboards or walls
• Deteriorating plaster or drywall
• Bubbling wallpaper or paint

Whenever you notice any of these issues, it is best to take action. Call for a home inspection in Bellmore as soon as you can to locate the precise source of your water problem before it develops into something even worse.

How Does SERVPRO Work to Resolve Your Dilemma?

After you notify us of your issue, we are at your Bellmore home within a few hours. After SERVPRO’s experts evaluate your property for damage, they plan a course of action and set a drying goal. Once the leak(s) are found, and your roof is repaired, workers use moisture meters and sensors to determine which structural elements and furnishings have been affected by moisture. We then dry attic areas, fiberglass insulation, and other impacted parts of your home’s interior with dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans. Any standing water is usually vacuumed up with a wet vac. Liquid and wet spots behind ceilings and walls are dried with Injectidry systems. After everything is dried to the drying goal, our technicians inject disinfectants, fungicides, and deodorants into affected places.

As a Bellmore homeowner, there are certain maintenance needs you should be aware of. The lush green, tree-lined streets of our suburban hamlet produce loads of fallen leaves during the fall season. Coupled with debris, carried by the strong winds of our frequent coastal storms, these leaves can quickly clog your gutters. So, you should routinely make sure your gutters are not blocked.  If you ever do need help with a water cleanup, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for help.

The Water Heater Ruptured in My Bellmore Basement--Who Can Help?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Water heater SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage.

Trust the SERVPRO Team to Take Care of All Aspects of a Bellmore Appliance-Related Water Damage Crisis

When you imagine the worst kind of water loss that could happen to your Bellmore home, you probably think of the impact the tail-end of a hurricane roaring across Long Island or a backed-up sewer line can inflict on your dwelling. Although no one wants to have those hands dealt, the situation in which you find yourself when an appliance like a water heater ruptures can be incredibly devastating as well.

How Much Water Can Leak from a Broken Water Heater? 

When preparing for disruption after water damage in your Bellmore home because your water heater cracks, start your calculations with the capacity of the heater. Twenty to 50 or even 75 gallons of water can pour out of typically-sized household water heaters. Laundry and showers for the average family dictate the size you choose for a holding-tank system, and you are looking at that amount spreading across the affected space at a bare minimum.

Is the Water Damage Limited to the Capacity of the Tank?

Even though 50 or more gallons of water are daunting, the usual operation of water heaters increases the amount of water flowing into your basement or utility room. As water leaves the tank, a valve stays open to allow cold supply line water to fill the tank. This balance assures you adequate hot water for your needs. Because a ruptured tank continuously empties, the supply line also continuously attempts to refill the tank. A leak or rupture of the heater that occurs when you are sleeping or out of the house for work, school, or another reason can cause hundreds to thousands of gallons of water to invade your home without your knowledge.

Should I Turn Off the Water Supply to the Ruptured Hot Water Tank? 

If you know where the dedicated valve is located, shutting off cold water from entering the tank is crucial. When you are not sure of the location of that valve, shutting off the water at the main connection into your home is an option. When SERVPRO arrives, we check for the water shutoff, and then we move to assessment and planning for water damage mitigation and remediation. 

Why Is a Safety Assessment Essential When the Water is Clean as It Flows Out of the Heater?

Every water damage project must begin with an evaluation of the safety risks inside the specific space affected. Each home presents a different level of risk because of a broad range of elements, including:

  • The location of electrical lines
  • The location of other utility lines
  • The types and amounts of debris submerged under the water
  • The structural features not readily viewed such as steps, depressions, low walls, pipes
  • The chance of available building cavities filling with water, threatening collapse

What Are First Steps After We Manage Safety Risks?

Our crew uses submersible pumps where water is deeper than two inches. Truck-mounted extractors can efficiently remove additional standing water using onboard generators if the electricity is temporarily shut off for safety reasons. Confined spaces might hold significant quantities of water, and we use portable extractors to access those areas and clear them of liquids. During water removal, a designated crew member begins testing of structural materials with moisture detectors and meters. This data informs our managers’ projections and drying goals as they begin planning for the structural drying stage.  

What Is My Role in Structural Drying?

After aggressive extraction, the next step is using air movement, temperature adaptations, and dehumidifiers to accelerate evaporation and capture water vapor for disposal. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians use the moisture data acquired during the testing phase to calculate how to dry out your property most efficiently:

  • The number of air movers needed
  • The angle by which we position these air movers to prevent secondary damage and optimize airflow 
  • The need for heaters to increase the temperature to increase the capability of the atmosphere to hold more vapor
  • The type (evaporative or desiccant), number, and positioning of dehumidifiers to remove water vapor

Your role is to permit the equipment to operate as long as necessary to hit the drying goals set. Our communication with you is precise and detailed as regards the need for sustained drying adhering to the results of our computations. If you or a family member moves or turns off equipment, the drying time will increase, and the chance for secondary damage like mold growth increases.

No matter how water invades your home, SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh quickly develops a plan to extract it and dry the structure quickly. Call (516) 809-9600 to get the process in motion. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Get Rid of Water Under my House?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

White mold on boards under a home. When water enters your Bellmore crawl space, call SERVPRO right away.

Why is there so much water beneath my house?

Periods of heavy rainfall can see groundwater levels rising, which can flood crawlspaces and lower regions of your home. Rising water levels beneath your property are a significant cause of concern, and you should reach out to professional water removal experts in Bellmore as soon as possible. SERVPRO technicians can adapt extraction equipment to tight spaces and perform efficiently at draining and drying subterranean areas of the home. 

Can I leave a flooded crawlspace to dry naturally?

Lack of light and ventilation can result in slow evaporation of water in your Bellmore crawlspace. Furthermore, as water evaporates, it can penetrate the underside of your subfloor or the structural frame. Without careful intervention, water in your crawl space can lead to dry rot or water damage on the lower floors of your home. There may also be microbial growth concerns which can spread rapidly through the cavities in your property. 

How can I prevent a flooded crawl space damaging my home?

- Install a vapor barrier to prevent moisture reaching the subfloor

- Proactively reduce standing water levels in a crawlspace using pumps

- Deploy dehumidifiers into the crawlspace to bring relative humidity under control

How do you dry a crawl space?

Crawlspaces are tricky to dry because they frequently have limited or restricted access. You may need to adapt traditionally drying equipment to use in a crawlspace. SERVPRO technicians attach flex hose to the return side of air-moving or extraction equipment to allow us to reach the affected area while keeping the bulkier equipment outside of the crawlspace altogether. By installing ducting and exhausting boards to the crawlspace, we can thoroughly dehumidify it and reduce secondary harm.

If standing water resides underneath your home, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Bellmore, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh today at (516) 809-9600 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Do I Need Extra Help for Cleanup When My Business Suffers a Water Loss?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" Let us help you get your Bellmore business back in order after a devastation and get you back to business as usual.

Specialized Training and Heavy-Duty Equipment Prepares SERVPRO to Handle Commercial Water Cleanup in Bellmore

A water emergency in your restaurant can stem from a broken supply pipe or a dishwasher overflowing. Your regular cleanup crew is ill-prepared to manage the aftermath of a significant water leak or spill. Mopping floors in the kitchen, vacuuming the dining area, and dusting and polishing the hardwood booths, tables, and chairs are more in line with their job expectations. Removing potentially hundreds of gallons of water wherever it migrated needs different skills and equipment.

What Happens During Professional Water Removal?

When our crew arrives at your establishment,  we assess the extent and severity of the damage before planning for water cleanup in your Bellmore eatery. We observe your operations and strive to commence and complete our work quickly to cause minimum disruption to your business. Safety concerns are considered and managed, and then our crews begin aggressive pumping and extraction of the fluids. We must work swiftly to avoid long-term closure and prevent any secondary damage such as mold growth, devastating anywhere but particularly concerning in a food preparation area.

How Is Structural Drying Completed in a Restaurant Setting?

Some areas of your restaurant are practical--kitchens with tile floors, steel sinks, and work surfaces. Dining rooms are warm and cozy with upholstered banquettes and soft carpeting. Although the methods vary, the goal is the same. Rid the spaces of standing water, and then check for any building materials, fixtures, or contents that retain lingering moisture. SERVPRO crews complete testing to discover hidden water and locate moisture using:

The testing establishes a baseline for our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians to develop drying goals. Air movers, heat, and dehumidifiers evaporate and then capture the remaining moisture. Strategies such as floating the carpets and tenting the booths and their padded upholstery ensure that all contents dry evenly and to specifications.

Business owners can count on the expertise of SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh to turn a water loss into a second chance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving promptly when you call (516) 809-9600.

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Bellmore Public and Private Schools Are Facing a Difficult Challenge.

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

bottles, sponges, brushes and gloves arranged in a circle on a wood table When your business is not sure what products and supplies are best to clean and disinfect, call SERVPRO.

Protecting Our Children is Critical

With New York being a state that is most directly impacted by the spread of this virus, schools and other public facilities in Bellmore have been temporarily suspended. During this time, many choose to find the most effective and efficient methods for thorough cleaning and applying disinfectants to surfaces and furniture throughout their facility before children, teachers, and staff return.

The standards and protocols we use to clean and apply disinfectants in our Bellmore schools were developed in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), using cleaning products registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These same standards are followed by SERVPRO in all the work we do. If you have a commercial/public facility that is currently closed or open and operating, SERVPRO professionals can provide this same level of advanced cleaning services that were developed for cleaning our Bellmore schools:

  • Follow CDC Guidelines
  • Use only EPA registered cleaning and disinfection agents
  • Follow worker safety guidelines per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

When it comes to fighting bacterial and viral microorganisms, we can provide real-time preventative and containment strategies to help keep any physical location in a safer condition. We have specific strategies for cleaning open or closed locations.

The SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team of trained and certified specialty cleaners can help. Give us a call today at (516) 809-9600.

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

How Can I Clean Up the Flood Damage in My Bellmore Home?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded living room If you suspect your home needs flood damage restoration services, don't wait.

SERVPRO is Here to Help You When Your Home Suffers Flood Damage!

Living on Long Island puts you adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and opens up your home up to the possibility of flood damage. In particular, harsh storms can wrack your home with significant damage and leave you confused about the best course of action.

What Should I Do if a Storm Causes Water Damage in My House?
Imagine going to sleep and then waking up to find your bathroom floor covered in water. You did not think much of the rain pouring throughout the night because you forgot that you left the small ventilation window open in your bathroom. Unfortunately, the open window allowed for water to soak the windowsill and floor. You must get help for your home as soon as possible because flood damage in Bellmore should never be left to sit.

What Are Some Signs of Flood Damage?
Water has a way of getting under every nook and cranny. Wood has a habit of absorbing water and swelling, causing splitting, cracking, and bubbling. Furthermore, should flood damage sit too long, it can begin to create other problems, such as mold damage. Always strive to address damage as soon as it happens, to avoid problems such as:

    •    Swelling wooden floors, vanities, and cabinets
    •    Swelling wooden framing
    •    Soaked insulation between walls
    •    Soaked baseboard underneath flooring

How Can SERVPRO Remediate the Damage in My Bathroom?
Our Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration-certified (IICRC) technicians can rush to your home after your initial phone call equipped with advanced equipment designed to remediate the damage inside of your home. We can begin as soon as possible and use devices and tools such as:

    •    Flood drying mats
    •    Extractors
    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Antimicrobial agents

If you suspect your home needs flood damage restoration services, don't wait. Speak with SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh by calling (516) 809-9600. We're here to help.

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