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How Can I Remove Water Damage from My Launderette in Wantagh?

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Mitigate Water Damage from Faulty Appliances 

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 damages. If it is too late to reduce damages, 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 damage

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 damage 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 are neutralized. This procedure can be ideal for business owners who may require specialized repairs 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

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 damages by using non-professional restoration methods. These damages 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.

How Difficult Is It to Remove Flood Water from My Wantagh Home?

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Rain on home Storms can bring flooding and water damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

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's entire neighborhoods, affecting everything from basements to attics. 

What Extent 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 is 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 for Flood Damage?

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 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 water soaked the insulation, 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 out and restore your property to its pre-flood condition.

How Does Fire Damage Restoration for Bellmore Properties Remove Proteins?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over fire A fire in your home can be overwhelming. Let our skilled fire remediation specialists help get your house back to feeling like a home again.

Bellmore SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Techs Remediate Protein Fire Residues and Odors

One of the complexities of Bellmore fire damage restoration comes from soils left behind by various types of burnt debris. Rubbers and plastics tend to leave behind oily, hard-to-remove soils that can stain without professional cleanup. Worse still, cooking fires often involve proteins, leaving greasy, nearly-invisible residues and strong malodors.

SERVPRO protein fire damage restoration services for Bellmore homes address many fire soils with professional-grade products specially formulated for the task. This restoration firm also performs odor control, structural repairs, and property restoration where possible to help homeowners save and minimize the effects of fire damage.

Protein Fire Damage Removal and Odor Control

Proteins pose unique challenges compared to other fire damage residues because of the nature and the pervasiveness of protein odors. The greasy film is easily transferred to other surfaces, which can also spread odors. These proteins may also be in vent fans or HVAC systems, which can further impact the comfort of a home

  • SERVPRO techs typically use enzyme digesters to address protein residues. These enzymes eat proteins and break them down into water-soluble byproducts for removal
  • Four main types of enzymatic systems address organic material-based soils: lipase, amylase, cellulase, and protease. The latter, protease, is used for protein soils
  • Enzyme digesters digest the fatty and amino acids that hold certain types of soils together while also emulsifying soils for more efficient cleaning
  • These enzymes are also effective at odor control because they eat away at the proteins and fats that create malodors

Property owners can call (516) 809-9600 for “Like it never even happened,” restoration services from SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh.

Become Familiar With Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Seaford

8/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage restoration. Call now!

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.

Water Damage Restoration

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 damage 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.

Roof Damages Can Lead To Flooding In Your Seaford Attic

8/14/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged ceiling, leaking water in a bucket Storm and flood damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has the trained professionals needed for your home.

Flood Damage Restoration for you Attic

Homeowners throughout the Seaford area are very familiar at this point with the unexpected severe weather. From the harsh winter months and their heavy snowfalls to the several inches of rain expected month to month during the warmer climate, severe weather can begin to take a significant toll on the integrity of your house.

Roof materials are particularly susceptible to this kind of degradation and wear over prolonged periods of hard weather. Once there is even a single breach in this exterior defense, it now stands a significant risk for flood damages to your Seaford residence. Flooding in your attic space can cause a great deal of trouble and requires an immediate response on your end to preserve construction materials and the contents within your home from irreparable damages.

Runoff and direct torrential downpours through a breach in your roofing material can allow high volumes of water into your attic space. With the natural progression of water damage and its inevitable spread, much of the materials leading to the ceiling and walls of the floor beneath your attic can quickly begin to saturate and adversely react to the damage. Reacting quickly can ensure that SERVPRO professionals can respond to the distress and work to reduce the overall spread of the effects of this disaster.

Storm Flood Damage Restoration

Many homeowners might think that attempting to seal off this breach in their roof is a suitable first step, but this is rarely something that you should do on your own. It does not take long for saturated materials to weaken and warp, which can result in collapse for those attempting to repair the damage without a working knowledge of potential risks and hazards, like our SERVPRO technicians, get trained to assess.

SERVPRO's commitment to our clients is to respond quickly. It has become such a staple in the work that we do that we have taken to asserting that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. You can count on our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh restoration technicians to arrive promptly and help to mitigate your loss and restore the damage the flooding has caused as efficiently as possible. Give us a call anytime at (516) 809-9600.

Do Bellmore Homes Require Extensive Fire Damage Restoration After Protein Fires?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and fire damaged kitchen When you have fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO is their team to call for all of your fire damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Understands How to Address Other Issues Apart from Physical Destruction during Fire Restoration

It is possible to contain some minor fire incidents before burning structural materials and contents in a Bellmore house. However, problems might still arise that necessitate weighty restoration processes. Protein fires involving poultry, meat, or fish are one such example.

A casual inspection may not reveal the true nature of the required fire damage restoration for your Bellmore home since the loss may lack the typical signs of fire damage like soot-covered surfaces or charred materials. Characteristically, protein residues are amber, yellowing, or virtually invisible. The only thing you might not miss is the highly pungent smell in the affected room or the entire house. SERVPRO can help you mount the correct intervention since airing may not reverse the issue. 

Our restorative cleaning services help deliver positive outcomes during:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • House fire clean up

Before starting the intervention, a thorough inspection is necessary to establish the types of residues present and how far they spread over the entire property. Such evaluation determines the best cleaning approach as well as the areas to target. 

Our SERVPRO technicians perform such tests and use cleaning approaches such as wiping surfaces with chemical sponges or cleaning with water-soluble or solvent-based cleaning agents. Elaborate deodorization procedures may also be necessary since cleaning might not eliminate all traces of the pungent odor.

Various approaches help deodorize a property, including:

  • Fogging with solvent-based deodorizers
  • Fogging with water-based deodorizers
  • Ventilating a room with box fans

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh tailors fire damage restoration to match the loss. Call us at (516) 809-9600. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

High Humidity and Mold Damage in Bellmore

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

room with high humidity; moisture accumulating on windows; mold damage on window and sill Moisture, including humidity, can lead to mold growth. SERVPRO can locate hidden moisture sources and remediate mold.

Why SERVPRO for Remediating Mold Infestations

Warm, sticky summers and cool, wet winters make Bellmore and the rest of Nassau County an amenable environment for fungal growth. If the indoor temperature and relative humidity move out of balance, surfaces can provide enough moisture for mold spores to adhere and begin growing. We understand the life cycle of molds commonly found at significant levels and can help abate unwanted acceleration of overgrowth.

Mold damage in Bellmore occurs because of mold spores, moisture, and an organic surface for the microbes to grow on and flourish. Humidity levels of more than 60 percent provide enough dampness for mold to begin its destructive trajectory. Troubling is the damage mold can do to a broad array of typical building materials, threatening things like wood framing, wallboard, insulation, and floors and subfloors with disintegration, weakening the strength and structural integrity of your home. Our focus is removing active mold colonies that consume materials in your home before the components give way.

Mold Damage Remediation Standards

SERVPRO adheres to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols when performing mold remediation. We locate and contain the mold, usually employing a combination of physical barriers and technological advances that prevent mold “drift” by using negative air pressure to form a vacuum sealing the containment area. Our team then dons personal protective gear to keep our employees safe during removal while also limiting the tracking of moldy debris out of the contaminated area.

Once contained, the affected area is cleared of mold growth by scraping, scrubbing with wire brushes, and using innovative techniques like soda blasting. When done correctly by our IICRC trained employees, we can save even porous materials previously thought ruined and requiring disposal. The contained space then receives disinfection with an EPA registered antimicrobial to inhibit the rapid regrowth of the fungi.

All SERVPRO hard work is in vain if the humidity issues are left unresolved. Keeping your home at a range of 30 to 50 percent humidity limits the risk of mold growth. During the summer, running an appropriately sized and maintained AC system helps; dehumidifiers assist as well, while periodically steamy spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas need exhaust fans installed and used consistently to reduce moisture.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh has the technicians and equipment ready to remediate your mold damage scenario. Call us at (516) 809-9600 to assess and plan to manage mold damage and moisture.

Call SERVPRO for Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged room; can see where pictures hung; heavy smoke and soot on wall Smoke and soot can spread throughout your home. SERVPRO knows how to remove the damage.

Smoke Damage and Content Recovery for Your Wantagh Home

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

The fire damage in your Wantagh home after extinguishment can spread far 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.

Ultrasonic Liquid Baths & Ozone Chambers

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 significantly assist in the recovery of possessions and personal treasures. Nearly all 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 for Smoke Damage

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 of 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 proper 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.

Can Storm Damaged Walls in Bellmore Be Saved?

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling; large area of water stain Leaky roofs and summer storms can lead to water damage in your home. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to handle water damage.

SERVPRO Restores and Repairs Flood Damaged Walls in Bellmore Professionally and Efficiently

Storms can cause flooding and destruction to the interior of a home. When this happens, there is a risk of structural damage. Our IICRC technicians provide rapid mitigation to restore your home from storm damage.

Immediate Water Mitigation

If your Bellmore home has flood damage, your second call after your insurance company should be to SERVPRO. Floodwaters can hit structural elements hard. If the flooding isn’t too bad, saving the walls is as simple as replacing the drywall. More extensive work is needed in the case of more in-depth flooding.

Preventing Secondary Damage

SERVPRO stops water damage in its tracks. Our techs:

  • Use moisture sensors to find hidden moisture.
  • Flood cuts are made 6” above the water damage to help with drying.
  • Controlled demolition is employed if necessary.
  • Water extraction is the primary concern.
  • Repairing the walls comes after the home has been dried, cleaned, and sanitized. 

Trust the Water Removal Pros

When floodwaters hit, it can seem like everything is damaged and nothing can be recovered. In many cases, that is far from true. SERVPRO technicians repair and restore walls and other structural damage caused by flooding. For emergency services, water damage remediation, and more, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

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

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged kitchen from a fire Fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for all the help you need.

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

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 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 Bellmore property and then pretest for cleanability.

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

Types of Cleaning Methods After Fire Damage

We prefer using peroxide active cleaning processes when attending to nonporous and porous ceiling surfaces with heavy tar soiling to clean fire damage. 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 our SERVPRO technicians work 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.