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Why You Need Professional Flood Cleanup for Your Seaford Residence

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why You Need Professional Flood Cleanup for Your Seaford Residence Call SERVPRO when the storm waters enter your home.

Flood Cleanup Experts in Seaford Talk About Problems With Contamination

Any time a storm blows through Seaford, there is a chance that your property suffers from damage. Many factors created during severe weather can cause water to start filling up your home, making flood cleanup by a professional company like SERVPRO a requirement. Water entering your home from the outside can produce several problems inside your home. Water can ruin building materials inside your houses such as your carpet, drywall, and other flooring materials. If moisture stays inside any structure for too long more problems result making quick flood cleanup a necessity.  

Our SERVPRO restoration team offers fast 24/7 service, so we respond quickly after a storm causes damage to your building. We are located close so that we can respond fast and get to your flood cleanup project in Seaford to start mitigating issues right after they take place, so they do not get worse. We are on call every hour of the day and every day of the week so we can help you with issues that take place even in the middle of the night. The faster we can remove moisture from your building, the less likely your contents and building materials suffer from secondary damage. Secondary problems include those caused by water vapor in the air and mold contamination.  

If moisture finds its way inside your home from the outdoors, there are a few health issues that could arise. Rainwater coming into a structure is considered "grey" or category two water. Grey water damage is treated differently than problems with clean sources because there is a chance the moisture contains harmful bacteria. If the water that affects your home is extremely muddy, then it is dealt with as "black" water or a category three situation. When mitigating problems involving black water, most of the materials that come into contact with the moisture necessitate removing due to the high possibility of it containing harmful microorganisms.  

If you notice that water has entered your house after a storm hits town, called our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 as soon as you notice an issue.

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Three Reasons Why You Need Professionals to Restore Your Fire Damaged Seaford Home

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Three Reasons Why You Need Professionals to Restore Your Fire Damaged Seaford Home Extinguishing the flames is the easier part of a fire event. Removing smoke, soot, and water damage can be a long process..

SERVPRO Avoids Common Cleanup Mistakes for Fire Damaged Homes in Seaford

Fire damage to homes in Seaford and other local communities should always be cleaned up and handled by professional and certified fire damage restoration technicians. Without taking specialized classes and utilizing equipment specifically designed to keep damage to a minimum, many cleaning companies make mistakes that end up costing the homeowner thousands of dollars in additional repair costs later on. SERVPRO is a highly trained and specialized damage mitigation and restoration service that can help you avoid these common complications of a fire disaster.

Long-Lasting Smoke Residues

Although fire damage in Seaford homes can produce many different kinds of smoke, each with unique properties and challenges to effective cleanup, one commonly shared trait of all smoke damage is that it requires advanced processes to remove from homes completely. Not only does the smoke coat every surface in the area of the fire and beyond, but it can even seep into the walls and floors of your home to create long-lasting odors and stains. Removing smoke particles from anything but the top of a surface requires more advanced treatments than most cleaning companies can provide. To combat these smoke odors, we employ thermal fogging technology with a unique blend of chemicals that neutralize individual particles and ensure the deepest clean possible.

Harmful Water Mixes

Water-based cleaning products may ordinarily be a critical part of any cleaning company's toolbox, but SERVPRO technicians know that mixing water with many types of smoke and fire residue can create damaging and even potentially hazardous mixes of sludge that can create severe runoff and staining problems around the home. We employ dozens of specialized mixes and cleaning tools to best combat every type of fire damage on every type of material without causing additional damage.

Improper HVAC Cleanup

Even companies that specialize in HVAC cleaning may fail to remove smoke particles and odors from your vents and air ducts. We combine our extensive list of HVAC certifications with fire restoration technology to bring the best of both cleaning disciplines to your home.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh provides comprehensive damage cleanup and restoration services for homes in the local area that have suffered from the effects of a fire. Call us at (516) 809-9600 to find out how we can help.

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How SERVPRO Deodorizes Your Fired Damaged Wantagh Kitchen

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Deodorizes Your Fired Damaged Wantagh Kitchen The smoke from fires leaves a lingering pungent odor long after the fire is extinguished. Call SERVPRO to remove all traces of the fire.

Why SERVPRO Uses Hydroxyl Instead of Ozone During Fire Damage Mitigation in Wantagh

When a fire happens in your Wantagh kitchen, you quickly notice that fire damage includes more than burned walls. Fire damage also consists of the soot deposited on surfaces throughout your kitchen and adjacent rooms. Water from either your efforts at controlling the fire's spread or from the fire department also permeates much of your kitchen. The sludge-like substance made from soot and water adds to the damage.  

SERVPRO can help clean your fire damaged Wantagh kitchen quickly and efficiently so that it no longer keeps you from enjoying your kitchen. Soot residue can affect your cooking area, and smokey odors can change how your food tastes. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) knows how to eliminate such odors from your home, including the ones from grease fires and other protein-based catastrophes. 

Because of the increased amount of moisture in the area, SERVPRO does not use the quicker-acting ozone gas generators like we might when handling other odor-causing disasters. Instead, we use hydroxyl gas generators to eliminate odors caused by grease fires and smoke from food that burned up in the oven.  

Hydroxyl gas is much safer to use in areas that remain damp than ozone gas. We can also continue working during its use, decreasing the amount of time required to mitigate your kitchen's fire damage and restore your home.  

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is always ready to help you by using the latest methods and technology in restoring your house, so everything is “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at our 24-hour emergency line, (516) 809-9600, and we can begin working on your home at your earliest convenience.

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Do You Know What is Causing Mold and Your Wantagh Home

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Do You Know What is Causing Mold and Your Wantagh Home It doesn't take long for mold to become out of control and cause damage to your property.

SERVPRO Technicians make a Major Difference with Mitigation of Mold Damage in Wantagh Residences

Homes in Wantagh sustain hot summers and cold winters and the differences between the two seasons can create changes inside your home. These changes may seem negligible to occupants, but they can also cause other changes to occur.  

When a property in Wantagh begins growing mold microbial colonies, damage can become very severe if homeowners do not address the issue immediately, because mold can begin growing with only 24 to 48 hours after conditions supporting mold growth develops, and then mold activity increases drastically. At SERVPRO, we not only train our employees, but we also learn how to handle the process of mold damage remediation. While many of our technicians have their first hands-on experiences at the SERVPRO Training House, corporate headquarters provides those who own a franchise with training on how mold damage remediation works and why it is so crucial to protecting a home.  

We also learn what causes mold, how to detect these causes, and which tools help our technicians do their work the fastest and most thoroughly. SERVPRO invests in this equipment to ensure our technicians' work always provides our customers with the level of quality and expertise they deserve. Your largest investment is most likely your home, and its condition affects your life every day. Maintaining it well is a huge responsibility, and we want to help you with it. Remediation of mold damage is one way we can provide that extra helping hand.  

When our technicians earn their certificates from the IICRC, one of the first ones obtained is the Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) certificate. We continually update our employees' skills and knowledge through ongoing training and education. When restoration and mitigation technology finds a new development or method, we also learn about it and implement it into our standard methods. We always implement the latest technology and consistently use the methods that give the most protection possible from mold damage.  

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can help you get rid of your home's mold damage situation with efficient remediation. Our technicians are always ready to start the process, ensuring your home receives the care and attention needed to get everything back “Like it never even happened.” Our training and education is the basis of our extensive experience in providing remediation services to homes and any type of businesses in the area, including Seaford. Call us at our 24-hour service line, (516) 809-9600, any day of the year.  

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SERVPRO Says--Attention Wantagh Homeowners--Call Us For Smoke and Fire Loss Cleanup and Restoration

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Says--Attention Wantagh Homeowners--Call Us For Smoke and Fire Loss Cleanup and Restoration SERVPRO Says to Wantagh Property Owners--Keep Smoke & Fire in Its Place!!

Smoke Damage and Content Recovery for Your Wantagh Home

Emergencies rarely affect your Wantagh home in only one way. No matter the circumstances, professional restorers often must overcome multiple effects to restore a home to preloss conditions fully. This fact is especially true when it comes to overcoming the effects of a fire, as this condition leads to widespread losses throughout your home even when the actual combustion remained localized and contained.

The fire damages in your Wantagh home after extinguishment can spread far out from the center and source of the affected areas. With situations like smoke, soot, and heat outracing the actual charred area, the contents of your home, open areas, and materials can all get affected adversely. Residues and odors can significantly complicate the cleanup efforts. These non-combusted by-products are acidic in nature, and harm starts from the immediate contact on surfaces, both hard and soft. Our SERVPRO technicians have the tools and expertise to overcome these consequences in your home.

Our Contents Department can remove at-risk items from your home that are either already affected by smoke damage or that stand a considerable risk of becoming impaired. Ultrasonic liquid baths can greatly assist in the recovery of possessions and personal treasures. Nearly all of the removed items can spend time in an ozone chamber after they have gotten cleaned, where odors can get neutralized in a clean environment. As the process is harmful to humans and pets during the initial phases, this gets performed at our SERVPRO facility as a closely monitored restoration tactic.

Thermal foggers are another tool that our SERVPRO technicians can use on-site to permanently remove or substantially reduce smoke damage and odor to affected open spaces, furniture, fabrics, clothing, carpeting, and more. This step is often one of the final components to our restoration process following soot removal, reconstruction, water damage cleanup, indoor air quality cleaning with air scrubbers, and other necessary steps.

Taking care of your home following a fire might seem overwhelming to a homeowner, but with the right professional assistance, it does not have to be. Our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh IICRC-certified technicians have the industry-leading equipment to overcome smoke damages throughout your home and every other effect of a fire on your property. Give us a call anytime at (516) 809-9600.

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What Happens When Pipe Bursts in Your Seaford Home

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Happens When Pipe Bursts in Your Seaford Home This pipe break may look small, but it can push out a lot of water in a short time- especially if it not discovered until later.

Fast Reaction Helps Keep Water Damage In Seaford Manageable

When a pipe bursts and fills your Seaford home with water, you need to react fast. Even though such water may be clean and contains no debris or contamination, it can still cause considerable damage if left standing over an extended period. Common problems include rotting, swelling or buckling if there is wood in the affected area. Mold can also develop on different materials including fabrics within 24 to 48 hours after the initial exposure.  

When you realize you are facing water damage in Seaford, it is essential to find out to what extent the water affects your property. A casual observation only reveals the damage on the surface so it is possible to ignore some issues that would lead to significant problems in the future. Our SERVPRO crews can handle such advanced inspection correctly using tools such as thermal cameras and moisture meters which reveal how far the moisture penetrates below the surface.  

The amount of water in the affected spaces determines the effort needed in removal. Remember, the longer water remains in the structure, the higher the chances of secondary damage. Depending on the results from the inspection, our SERVPRO technicians can respond accordingly. For instance, we can know the number of water extractors to use to remove the water fast enough. Depending on the level of moisture penetration into porous materials, the inspection also helps determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry the structure before mold develops.  

Sometimes standing water might lead to delaminating of carpets or seep under laminate floors. At such point, little can be to save the affected materials. However, the underlying baseboards, adjacent walls, and even furniture need to be saved. Our SERVPRO technicians help by removing such materials and starting the drying procedures necessary to save the other materials. Apart from disposing of the damaged materials, we also help the homeowner file a proper claim with the insurer.  

Water can spill and damage your property at any time. To mount a proper response, call SERVPRO of Bellmore /Wantagh at (516) 809-9600. We are available 24/7.

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How Professionals Clean Walls and Ceilings After a Fire in Your Seaford Home

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Professionals Clean Walls and Ceilings After a Fire in Your Seaford Home Smoke and soot are difficult to remove from walls and ceilings. Let SERVPRO and their experienced technicians professionally restore your home.

Cleaning Soot and Smoke from Walls and Ceilings during Fire Damage Restoration in Seaford

Fire damage incidents leave behind a lot of soot and smoke particles on the walls and ceilings. Since all surfaces are different, we use several cleaning procedures when attending to the surfaces. We know walls are painted or unpainted, finished or unfinished, metallic tile, acoustic tile, textured plaster, and in other different forms. Some buildings also have walls covered with fabrics, carpeting, and wallpaper. We have to identify the kind of ceiling and wall surfaces in your Seaford property, and then pretest for cleanability.

Some of the factors that our SERVPRO technicians consider when performing fire damage restoration in your Seaford property includes the type of smoke particles, surface type and if the area is dry cleanable or wet cleanable. The main methods we use when cleaning the walls and ceiling are wet cleaning, peroxide active cleaning, and using a dry cleaning sponge.

To clean fire damage, we prefer using a peroxide active cleaning processes when attending to nonporous and porous ceiling surfaces with heavy tar soiling. Because the technique is not aggressive, it cannot dissolve the coating on blown and textured ceilings. We also prefer it when cleaning acoustical ceilings. When our SERVPRO technicians are cleaning wooden, metallic, painted ceilings, we use wet cleaning procedures. The method can clean heavy soot residues, dry ash, and oil-based residues. Before we can introduce any wet cleaning procedure, we use a dry cleaning sponge. The method can work on all kinds of ceilings containing light-medium non-oil based residues.

When out SERVPRO technicians are working in a heavily soiled site; we may decide to use steel wool pads to introduce the needed aggressiveness. With time, the pads become contaminated, so, we rinse them well before continuing. Using steel wool pads can scratch surfaces, so we use them when it is necessary to repaint walls or ceilings after the cleaning.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is an industry leader with highly trained technicians who respond Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call us at (516) 809-9600 to benefit from our quality emergency services.

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Become Familiar With Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Seaford

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Become Familiar With Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Seaford Water damage in your bank can prevent customers from cashing their checks at the teller window. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Overcoming Water Damage in Your Seaford Bank

The bank that you run in Seaford has been serving the community for decades, and some of its original construction materials are still looking as good as the day they got installed. Part of the reason for this is the extensive upkeep and custodial efforts of your staff to maintain the property and its cleanliness. However, some instances require more experience and specialized equipment than what is available to this staff, such as a water loss incident, and you must reach out to professional restoration technicians like ours.

While you might not consider water damage in your Seaford bank to be an extensive threat, there is much about water that you might not realize. For instance, from the source of the damages that your building sustains, the water can spread quickly through open spaces, materials, and shared walls to impact a broad region of your business in a brief period. The threat here goes beyond inconveniencing your customers.

One of the things that our SERVPRO professionals pride themselves on is our approach to restore before rebuilding. This approach ensures that whenever possible, we work to salvage and recover damaged construction materials throughout the affected area instead of demolition and reconstruction. With your building being a staple of the community with older components, preserving the building should remain a priority of yours.

With our extensive training and industry-leading equipment, our SERVPRO technicians can handle all facets of water restoration to allow the process to be as seamless and efficient as possible. From the moment that we arrive for the initial assessment, a plan begins to preserve the building. Clean up, and restoration efforts ensure that the moisture gets entirely removed from the affected areas and that your business is safe to continue conducting business with your customers moving forward.

There are many situations that your custodial team can remedy on their own without professional intervention, but incidents like water loss require immediate attention from trained technicians with the right equipment and expertise for the job. Our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh restoration specialists are always here to help whenever disaster might strike by calling (516) 809-9600.

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How to Reduce Cleanup Costs From Flood Water Damage in Your Seaford Home

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Reduce Cleanup Costs From Flood Water Damage in Your Seaford Home Storm water damage can occur without warning. SERVPRO has the expertise to safely remove the water and restore your home.

Recent Weather can Cause Flood Damage to Your Seaford Residence

Severe weather can happen any time of the year in Seaford, but the Fall brings periods of early snow, heavy rain, and days filled with temperatures that wildly fluctuate. We know homeowners want to protect their homes from the worst, so we look at our customers as our partners with the same goal. Early mitigation of damage caused by weather events beyond anyone's control can get things back to normal. The sooner work begins in this direction, the better.

Reducing overall costs in repairing your Seaford home after flood damage can save you a lot of frustration and excess financial hardship. SERVPRO works with your insurance company to help make the process as easy and straightforward as possible. Flooding already causes enough stress, so we do our best to help you afterward in making everything “Like it never even happened.”

When flood damage happens in your home, we check to see how things are when we arrive. Electrical problems require a certified electrician, and we work with different qualified partners. Plumbing can also face contamination, so we also partner with licensed plumbers. These other professionals work with us on a regular basis and understand how to work with us as part of our team. Also, we can save you additional money this way instead of hiring outside professionals.

Other aspects we consider when inspecting your home after a flooding incident involves the flooring types. Tiles may require removal if too many sustained damage. Carpeting requires replacement of the rug and padding. Wooden floors require unique drying methods to save it, whenever possible. SERVPRO technicians also must use specialized cleaning techniques to ensure we restore sanitary conditions.

As we inspect, we also take readings of non-affected materials in your house. These readings and those listed on industry standard sheets regarding moisture content of various materials help us restore normal dry conditions in your home. Mitigation of flood damage is more than tearing out sopping wet walls and carpeting and bringing in dry replacements. We treat your home as an entire unit that must receive the attention required.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can get your home back to normal after flood damage threatens to make your life unrecognizable. We understand that one event can cause uncountable changes, losses, and hardships. Contact us at (516) 809-9600, 24/7, any day of the year, so we can help you and your family get things straightened out.  

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Molds Love Water and Moisture, But Hate When SERVPRO Remediates the Damage in Seaford Homes

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Molds Love Water and Moisture, But Hate When SERVPRO Remediates the Damage in Seaford Homes SERVPRO Says Moisture from Leaks Leads to Mold Damage in Seaford Properties

Seaford's Mold Remediation Technicians Talk About Common Causes of Fungal Growth

A fungus only needs an organic food source, moisture and temperatures ideally between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit to develop inside your Seaford residence. Most houses are built with several different types of organic substances such as wood and drywall backing, and they are kept at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, making mold proliferation likely once moisture is added. Often when a pipe breaks or water gets spilled inside the house, we notice the problem and take action to mitigate the leak damage by calling in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. However, sometimes moisture may have made its way inside your structure, and you do not notice it until it is too late. As time goes by, mold damage can grow, spread and get more severe.
 
Microbial issues are the one type of problem that can be sneaky and you may not know that something is wrong. However, all cases of mold damage in Seaford can be traced to some sort of water-related problem that sat without being rectified for too long. Therefore, if our SERVPRO technicians find the source of the water leak, then they can figure out how to prevent the fungi from growing and spreading to other parts of the building. Once the original problem is fixed so that no sufficient moisture can fuel mold colonization in organic building materials, we can then work on removing the contamination that already exists.
 
One very frequent cause of mold problems is a leaky roof. Hail or wind can damage roof shingles allowing moisture to get in from above when it rains. In other cases, a fungus can form by there being improper ventilation in your attic. With improperly vented attics, moisture can build up in the eves and insulation.
 
Having poor ventilation in your bathroom can also be a source for mold problems. When people shower humidity in the room increases and water vapor needs a place to exit or fungi can start growing on your bathroom walls and other places. Leaky window seals can also be a problem that helps fungal contamination take place. Water can get into the wall cavity and make structural components in your walls wet. A working exhaust fan can significantly reduce the humidity levels in heavy water-usage rooms of your home.
 
If you ever see or smell mold in your house, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 immediately.

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