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Let the Professionals Handle Mold Damage Remediation at Your Wantagh Business

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Let the Professionals Handle Mold Damage Remediation at Your Wantagh Business Mold damage to your business can cause chaos to deal with properly. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Show Mold Damage the Door at Your Wantagh Gym

Working out is a passion for your clients in Wantagh, and you strive to have a clean and well-appointed facility available for them. You have high expectations for your cleaning staff, and they work hard, use products they believe are effective, and are reliable. Despite your commitment to providing a sanitary space for gym members, you notice musty smells and visible mold growth. The strategies you and your staff tried are not working. We can help.

Mold damage in your Wantagh fitness center persists despite vigorous cleaning because moisture is available to fuel their growth. Mold spores are present in all spaces inside and out, but until they absorb water, no excessive growth occurs. 

Unfortunately, some of the methods your cleaning staff uses when trying to get rid of mold might add water. Diluted bleach solutions are often a go-to for disinfection and microbial control, but they often merely lighten surface stains without penetrating deeply enough to kill all the branching filaments of hyphae making up the entire mold organism. SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians use industry best practices to remediate your current mold infestations. 

SERVPRO mold remediation crews use protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove active colonies appropriately and take steps to minimize microbial growth in the future. We contain the mold-infested area using heavy plastic sheeting and setting up a sealed workspace with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment. The scrubber filters and exhausts air from the work area to the outside.

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), our technicians mechanically remove mold colonies, scraping and brushing solid surfaces. To access mold deeply embedded in porous materials, including tile grout, we employ soda blasting, which penetrates deeper and incapacities the mold organism while removing moldy debris. 

The remediation crew bags the colonies and vacuumed up residues for legally compliant disposal. SERVPRO employees apply EPA-registered antimicrobials and consult with you and your staff concerning the sources of excess moisture you must control to prevent a rebound of mold growth. 

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh has highly-qualified mold remediators to help you when conventional cleaning techniques fail to manage microbial overgrowth/ Contact us at (516) 809-9600 for an assessment and implementation of an abatement plan.

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Bellmore Cleanup and Restoration after Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Mishaps Are Cornerstones of SERVPRO Services

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Bellmore Cleanup and Restoration after Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Mishaps Are Cornerstones of SERVPRO Services The SERVPRO Green Fleet Brings a Sigh of Relief to Our Customers--Bellmore Homes Get the Restoration Services They Need

Personal Disaster Experience Explains Why SERVPRO Is Committed to Helping Our Bellmore Neighbors

When the owner of our Bellmore SERVPRO experienced the fear and disruption of a significant water loss in his own home, his life was forever changed. The perspective we bring to every water, fire, mold and storm emergency sharpens as we remember the roller-coaster of emotions endured by a homeowner and the hard work and dedication of recovery technicians needed to make disasters “Like it never even happened.” Now it is our turn to help.

Water Damage
We know first hand the chaos and helplessness of Bellmore water damage. Life as usual cannot proceed until the water source is found and fixed, followed by rapid water removal, cleaning, disinfection, and structural drying. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified crews are well-versed in research-based water mitigation and remediation best practices. Each job we take on is assessed individually, with careful consideration of the particular circumstances of the loss and transparent communication with you, the homeowner.

No delay is needed between our assessment and planning and the implementation of the project agenda. Our project manager arrives with the crew and equipment needed in our well-stocked service vehicles. If your water loss features complications such as electrical outage we have you covered with gas-powered submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors powered by onboard generators. Each task follows the last seamlessly, our team’s training and experience inspiring confidence and illustrating why SERVPRO is an industry leader.

Getting the job done swiftly and to the highest standards is crucial, but treating you and your family with care and compassion during this trying time is equally important. After the water evacuates and we move on to structural drying, we keep you informed. We act as a liaison with your insurance company to help shoulder that burden and offer specialized water damage remediation services for your possessions at our production facility.

Fire Damage
The aftermath of household fire damage in Bellmore can trigger overwhelming emotions. Soot covered and waterlogged rooms are impossible to imagine clean, dry, and comfortable again. Fears about the costs and disruption intrude into every thought. If there were ever a time you need a reliable recovery company standing by your side, it is after the raging blaze has been extinguished.

We listen carefully to your concerns and can relate to your worries, evidence of why SERVPRO can be trusted while guiding you through the trauma of fire damage recovery. An experienced project manager assesses the scene and designs a workflow agenda. Our crew members immediately jump in, removing the firefighting water and drying out the interior. Soot residues are evaluated, and techniques and products matched to remove them most efficiently. Air scrubbers filter and exhaust the contaminated air during the work, reducing safety and health concerns for you and your family.

As each phase of the project completes, we keep you in the loop, consulting with your and working with your insurance carrier to ensure your out of pocket expenses are limited. Fire damage can include severe charring, and we use innovative techniques to remove it from the surface and seal it for final restoration whenever possible. We consult with you about the safety of foods and personal care products exposed to fire, heat, and water and help with disposal if indicated.

Mold Remediation
If despite your best efforts at vigilance in keeping your home clean and tidy, you notice mold damage in your Bellmore home know that we offer mold abatement services. Mold growth and the harm it always causes links to a source of moisture. If water damage is caught early and mitigated and remediated within 24 to 48 hours, mold growth potential is minimized. Unfortunately, not all water incursions are visible with pipes hidden in walls and cabinets. Seemingly inconsequential leaks in roofs or cracks in foundations can invite unnoticed water inside as well.

The reason why SERVPRO added mold remediation as a core service is simple. If mold spores are nearby the tiny fissures that water leaks through, growth and damage are almost inevitable. We consider mold remediation as a two-fold opportunity to help our customers. First, we use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved procedures to contain and remove the mold safely without spreading the fungi to other areas of your home.  

Second, our knowledge of the life cycle of the range of molds and mildews that can infest your home helps us recommend practical tips that help you avoid mold damage. We cannot eliminate mold spores, but we can suggest you search for water sources and eliminate them. Fixing plumbing and roof leaks are a good start. Maintaining interior humidity between 30 and 50 percent and keeping AC units well maintained also help.

Storm Damage
The chance of heavy precipitation and storm surge are realities year round in Bellmore. Combine snow, ice, sleet, hail, rain, and salt water with a straight line or rotating winds, and you have a situation brewing that might need professional aid before it blows over. Utility poles, trees, and their branches, and other debris can take out a roof, windows, doors, or siding. Overland flooding mixes with the riled up ocean, and water pours in through holes and cracks in the foundations.

We monitor severe and overwhelming weather patterns, knowing that the assistance customers require is why SERVPRO trains and prepares diligently year round. Our comprehensive services include tarping and board-up to keep the elements in check while we assess, plan, mitigate, and remediate. The response we offer during the aftermath of a storm is scalable to the level of the disaster. You are not a number or item on a list when you engage our storm recovery services.

Often the waters involved in storm damage remediation are contaminated. Our technicians are skilled in evaluating water categories and contain and dispose of flooding per local regulations. We are familiar with complications of storm surge, requiring fresh water flushing to prevents defibration of structural components. Household goods and personal possessions might be packed-out to our secure production areas to facilitate fast remediation at your home and permit specialized restoration efforts.

Let SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh demonstrate why we provide the highest quality disaster mitigation and remediation after any kind of property loss. Call us at (516) 809-9600 to transform devastation to “Like it never even happened.”

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Broken Appliances, Water Running Wild in Your Seaford Home? SERVPRO Swifty to the Rescue

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Broken Appliances, Water Running Wild in Your Seaford Home? SERVPRO Swifty to the Rescue When Your Seaford Home Needs Water Damage Restoration--SERVPRO Says--Call Us First! We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Removal Seaford - Leaking Laundry Hoses

Every year water damage to homes causes millions of dollars in repair and restoration costs to consumers. A water loss can occur from many different factors. However, a common one is a leaking or burst laundry hose. Most people forget how old these hoses are until one day they come home to a lot of water spraying out from a cracked hose connected to your washing machine. Within a very short time, a hundred gallons of water can be covering your home. Floors, walls, furniture, and even structural elements can be compromised.

This sudden flooding of your space is where SERVPRO can make a difference. We are available on a 24 / 7 basis to deal with water emergencies. We can minimize the water damage in your Seaford home by quickly removing all water and moisture from the floors and walls of the structure. The first step is to shut the water off. Once the water is shut off, the damage can be checked. Call us, and we can respond quickly to assess the situation and prepare an action plan for you and your insurance company.

SERVPRO’s protocol always involves standing water removal before drying, cleaning, and sanitizing. Once the water is extracted by vacuuming or pumping, it is essential to locate and dry all areas where there may be moisture remaining. This includes hard to get at places. We use moisture detectors like meters, thermal imaging cameras, and then drying equipment to get at even the most difficult to access places quickly and efficiently to prevent the growth of mold. Rapid return to normal moisture content levels, for example, a hardwood floor is about 12%) mitigates the damage and stifles the degradation of building materials and contents.

In some situations, either due to water damage or the growth of mold, flooring, and drywall may need to be removed. The final step involves the restoration of your home to its preloss condition whenever possible. "Like it never even happened."

We are strategically located to respond quickly to your damaging water event. Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for 24/7 service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How to Dry Your Flooded Wantagh Basement

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Dry Your Flooded Wantagh Basement When storm water enters your basement, call SERVPRO. We have the equipment and training to dry your house fast.

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Mitigating Flood Damage in Basement Areas of Wantagh Residence 

After a flood, families in Wantagh who once enjoyed the extra space their basement provided begin to worry about the damages flooding can cause in their home's lowest living or storage space and how their belongings might suffer. Our job includes helping you get through the confusion with less stress while we restore your property through mitigation and restoration. Pointing you in the right direction for extra help from the community makes an enormous difference in how your family recovers after a disaster involving significant loss and change.

We have extensive experience working with the community in Wantagh in resolving disastrous situations like flood damage to all types of properties. Some properties contain both residential and commercial elements, and we work with all our customers, so when we complete the job, everything looks "Like it never even happened."

Arriving shortly after your initial call, we come prepared with our Green Fleet loaded with a wide assortment of hoses, extraction equipment, drying machines, foggers, and other tools needed to mitigate the damaged areas in your home. Our mitigation professionals hold certificates from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring that your walls, floors, and even the air inside your property all receive proper attention, according to industry standards.

When flooded basements do not drain because of clogged drains, coupled with damaged sump pumps, we handle the extraction required. Removing sediment covering your basement floor as a team means we clear the area quickly. Furniture, boxes, and crates of stored belongings and affected appliances require inspection, as well as some cleaning, before deciding on each item's prognosis.

Some things do become irreparably damaged from flooding, but we always do our best to restore as much as possible. We always discuss with you the reasons why any of your belongings require disposal. We list these as requiring replacement to help you with your insurance claim, as well as the task of finding suitable replacements. Cleaning damaged but restorable items happened either at your home, if possible, or at our facility.

Airing the basement out with air movers and flexible tubing also removes spores and other airborne microbes. As our equipment pushes air toward air scrubbers and into desiccant machines, the air loses both water vapor and contaminants, steadily becoming cleaner and drier. We also perform this within other levels of your home, where necessary.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can perform cost-effective flood damage mitigation for residents in Merrick and Seaford. Call our service line at (516) 809-9600, 24/7, any day of the year.

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A Leaky Sink In Your Bathroom Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Wantagh Home

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Leaky Sink In Your Bathroom Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Wantagh Home If water damage hits your home, always get help right away. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh by phoning (516) 809-9600.

A Leaky Wantagh Bathroom Sink Can Cause Water Damage To Your Floor

Sometimes your plumbing can be finicky, and leaks that break out can lead to water damage. It is an unfortunate situation that no homeowner ever wants to deal with or be in, but it is imperative for you to know that you can do when accidents happen on your property. Fortunately, no matter the size of the damage, help is never far from you.

In the case of the water damage inside of your Wantagh bathroom, a leaking sink had gone unnoticed for some time, because the leak was quite minor. However, over time, the steady leak has caused water damage to the tile flooring. If the damage is left unchecked, it can actually create even further problems. Leaving water damage to its own devices can lead to the formation of mold damage, and mold can cause health effects. It is better to deal with water damage as soon as you find it, rather than leaving it to its own devices.

When you call SERVPRO to remediate the water damage in your house, our technicians always make an effort to respond as swiftly as we can. We understand that home-damages of any kind are time sensitive. However, water damage can be especially time-sensitive, as it has the disposition to create more problems. For this reason, SERVPRO always sends our technicians within hours of your initial call.

When our skilled professionals arrive at your property, we can get to work remediating the water damage straight away. Using thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters, we can determine how out of hand the moisture-levels have become, and check for any hidden pockets of water under your floor. From there, SERVPRO can use heaters, dehumidifiers, and drying mats, which use an intense suction to pull water away from the floor, to create an environment that supports evaporation. Once finished, SERVPRO can hopefully return your home to you in its preloss condition.

If water damage hits your home, always get help right away. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh by phoning (516) 809-9600. Day or night, we're always open and ready to help.

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We Are Prepared For Any Water Damage Emergency In Seaford

5/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Are Prepared For Any Water Damage Emergency In Seaford We have the equipment and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a water damage disaster.

Water Removal Services in Your Seaford Home

Learning ahead of time how to prevent water damage in your Seaford home before you have a disaster can prevent you from costly and stressful repairs. The bathroom is the room in your home that sees the most water usage and from several different sources. Without proper maintenance and upkeep, you could have a leak on your hands that can create a large mess that needs to be cleaned up quickly.

When you experienced a leaky sink or toilet in your Seaford home, you may need water removal and restoration services. It is always best to hire the professionals such as SERVPRO because, with our training and tools, we can look for any hidden water damage besides the apparent damage. You can trust us to work quickly and efficiently to get your home looking as if nothing ever happened.

Keeping an eye on your bathroom sink is essential to avoiding a problem. The pipes hiding underneath your sink need to be periodically checked for any leaks. An issue like this can go undetected for an extended period otherwise and create a huge issue.

Once SERVPRO technicians have taken care of the water damage, part of the restoration process includes deodorization. The hard surface flooring in bathrooms can be mopped with an appropriate EPA registered disinfectant, or we can fog with the correct odor control. We use a ULV fogger for any larger surface areas that are severely damaged. Walls and ceilings are usually deodorized with a ULV fogger or pump sprayer for applying the disinfectant.

Your toilet is another appliance that should be closely monitored. A leaking toilet can easily cause a great deal of damage to the flooring underneath. Plus, if it is in an upstairs bathroom, you are at risk for damaging the ceiling and the room below.

Pay attention as well to any soft, bubbling, or warping drywall and musty smells. If you find soft drywall, we need to replace it. The source of the leak or water damage has to be found and fixed, or mold can begin to grow. We need to dry the materials behind the drywall as well before it can be replaced.

SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh can handle any water damage emergency in the bathroom in your home in Levittown, Merrick, or Seaford. Call us at (516) 809-9600 for help as soon as you realize there is an issue.

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The Advantages Of Hiring SERVPRO To Handle Water Damage In Your Wantagh Home

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Advantages Of Hiring SERVPRO To Handle Water Damage In Your Wantagh Home Give us a call at (516) 809-9600 to make water damage effects “Like it never even happened.”

Advantages Of Fast Water Removal For Wantagh Homes

When water loss incidents occur in your Wantagh home, regardless of their source, it is not hard to notice how quickly the effects can spread throughout the property. We understand that there are many causes to these emergencies, and as such, we have multiple approaches to handle varying degrees of severity and where water effects get found during our initial inspection of the property. You might have multiple choices in restoration companies, but the team that can respond quickly with the tools to help should be the one that you trust.

Our SERVPRO professionals know how vital it is to get work started immediately in your Wantagh home for water removal and drying efforts. There are advantages to utilizing a team that stays as prepared for emergencies as ours does. We have ready trailers fully stocked with recovery and mitigation tools, allowing our technicians to roll out from our warehouse at a moment’s notice with the full measure of our equipment inventory to make a difference quickly in a damaged house.

We know that there are varying levels of severity with water loss incidents, but that they all possess the possibility of getting out of control and irreparably damaging materials and contents within your property. Our prompt response can get our Contents Department involved in removing at-risk contents from the affected areas and protecting these belongings from becoming unsalvageable. Likewise, we can identify the presence of water through the house with this initial inspection, which can identify the best locations for air movers and dehumidifiers to begin addressing saturation and excessive moisture.

The faster that restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team can respond to water loss emergencies, the better protected materials in your home can stay. With rapid drying solutions, our technicians can prevent unnecessary tear out and reconstruction of exposed structural elements in the house.

We know how quickly water loss incidents can get out of control, so trust in the experience and expertise of our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh professionals. Give us a call at (516) 809-9600 to make water damage effects “Like it never even happened.”

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What Can You Do About Commercial Water Damage in Wantagh Right Now

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial What Can You Do About Commercial Water Damage in Wantagh Right Now Water damage can spread quickly throughout your business and to other nearby locations. Contact SERVPRO for all your remediation needs.

Strategies Water Removal Professionals Use in Your Wantagh Business 

The last thing you need when a water loss affects your Wantagh business is uncertainty among your clients or customers about your ability to weather the disaster. Engaging the assistance of a reliable water mitigation company makes all the difference, easing the concerns of not only you as an owner but also your employees and consumers of your products and services. Our team is uniquely positioned to meet your water disaster recovery needs.

Water removal within your Wantagh business must be rapid and thorough. Water can migrate from the spaces it first invades to many other locations in your commercial building. Likewise, your business can suffer initially from water transfer flowing from adjoining businesses struggling with their own water emergencies.

SERVPRO managers and technicians use sensitive devices like thermal imagers and moisture meters to delineate the extent of the intrusion. We use submersible pumps and powerful wanded water extractors to remove the bulk of the water. If we determine that the water is contaminated, grey or black water that contains substances hazardous to health or the integrity of building materials, we follow applicable rules and regulations concerning containment and appropriate disposal of the tainted moisture.

We also ensure all the water exits your commercial space. The data provided by the thermal imaging and moisture meters guides controlled demolitions such as flood cuts to gain access to otherwise hidden water pockets. SERVPRO uses extensions to wanded extractors and holes drilled in mortar joints to release water which we collect and discard. Any lingering water can encourage mold growth, so it is imperative that we find and implement the removal of all of it.

Finally, we set up structural drying configurations, using air movers and heat to move water absorbed into building materials into the air as vapor. Industrial capacity dehumidifiers condense or absorb the water vapor for removal. SERVPRO inspects for fungal infestation and uses EPA registered disinfectants to inhibit hazardous growth. We can scale our response to a commercial loss to handle water removal needs of any magnitude, including multi-building campuses.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is ready to restore commercial properties damaged by water losses. Call us at (516) 809-9600 to schedule a consultation.

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Let Our Certified Technicians Restore You Seaford Home After Flood Damage

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let Our Certified Technicians Restore You Seaford Home After Flood Damage Stormwater can quickly wick up into sheetrock rendering it non-salvageable. Our technicians can do a "flood cut" that limits the demolition.

Black Water Emergencies caused by Flood Damage in Seaford

Heavy rainfall during the year can result in nearby road overflow. In some cases, these flood waters can enter your property causing significant damages. Older sewer systems can often become backed up by the increased level of rainfall. We provide emergency services to residents who need assistance with flooding or standing water in the home and can be contacted twenty-four hours a day by phone.

The likelihood of water containing harmful pathogens like animal carcasses or raw sewage is high. It is therefore vital that you seek professional assistance for flood damage in Seaford. Our technicians have access to the correct PPE for dealing with these type of damages including Hazmat suits. SERVPRO employees are also trained to recognize different levels of water contamination and respond appropriately.

The scale of water contamination ranges from clean water emergencies to black water emergencies- where water is heavily contaminated and poses a risk to health. In a black water scenario, the affected area may need to be quarantined. If damages are widespread, it may be necessary to relocate you temporarily while work is undertaken.

The types of services that SERVPRO use to remedy a black water emergency may seem extreme. Unfortunately, given the potential health risks, it is entirely necessary to exercise caution. Drywall must be removed and demolished. Carpets and subfloor also must be disposed of in line with federal and state guidelines. We have the necessary licenses and training required to dispose of Biohazardous substances correctly.

Once flood water has been removed, SERVPRO can replace carpets, subfloor pads as well as any sections of drywall that were treated. Using biocides in combination with disinfectant bleaches we can make your home safe from contamination. However, these chemical agents create a thick odor. Using thermal foggers, we can thoroughly deodorize your home removing both the smell of contaminated flood water and disinfectant cleaning products.

Exposure to black water is a severe health risk, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for professional assistance.

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How Water Damage Can Cause Your Wantagh Business to be Underwater

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How Water Damage Can Cause Your Wantagh Business to be Underwater Is water damage causing downtime at your business?

Specialist Teams for Commercial Water Removal in Wantagh

Property managers need to keep their work environment safe for employees and staff. Sometimes, an unforeseen event can lead to temporary closures which affect revenue. In times like these, it is essential to have a restoration service that you can rely on which is also based locally. We offer our business communities an exceptional, professional service to help get their property back to its best and keep closures to a minimum.

Choosing a service that offers commercial water removal in Wantagh is relatively simple. You need qualified technicians, based locally with an immediate point of contact. SERVPRO operates an emergency call line for businesses twenty-four hours a day. We also host a commercial response unit led by an experienced crew chief whom we send your property.

Our response units hold IICRC certificates in water damage (WRT) as well as applied structural drying (ASD). Standing water in a property requires expertise to classify the contamination grade and how best to remove it. Acting fast is a critical factor given that water can stagnate who become increasingly contaminated when it contacts another soiling such as mold, dirt or grime.

SERVPRO can mobilize gas pumps to remove large quantities of standing water. Usually, we deploy this equipment when water levels reach above two inches. The equipment uses pumps to create pressure and move water into an open sewer point. These offer a practical solution to larger areas as the amount of water they can remove is virtually limitless.

Our next step is to dry residual moisture in the affected zone. Residual moisture can cause all sorts of harm in property including mold. Our water extraction units can cover a large surface area quickly and combine vacuum power with a heating element to draw moisture from carpet or hard floors. These are hundreds of times more effective than dehumidifiers or rapid air movers and make a real difference to the efficiency of service.

Our final step is to conduct a walkthrough with you to show all the areas where work has been carried out. Contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 today for an assessment and service.

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