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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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Preserving Your Seaford Home with Water Cleanup Services

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preserving Your Seaford Home with Water Cleanup Services When your hardwood flooring gets affected by water damage, contact SERVPRO to dry it out correctly and reduce any warping.

Team SERVPRO Brings Their Experience and Tools to Every Water Damage Remediation Job

There are some incidents which occur in Seaford residences that the homeowners do not have the expertise or appropriate equipment to clean up or restore on their own. In these circumstances, professional restoration services can help you to not only get the situation resolved quickly but also ensure that the job gets done to industry standards to prevent further concerns in the immediate future.

When situations call for water cleanup services in your Seaford home, many homeowners fail to see the pressing need for professional restorers. Water damages, even on a smaller scale, begin to affect materials and surfaces immediately upon contact. The longer that these situations persist, the more damage that these materials sustain and the more saturated they become.

Hardwood floors are a serious concern for our SERVPRO technicians, as much as they are a staple in so many area homes. When water damage occurs on top of or in the vicinity of hardwood planking, this material begins to absorb the moisture and dampness of the area in a brief period. The more saturated this material becomes, the more warped and distorted it also becomes. If our professionals cannot get to material like this in time, in many cases, partial or entire removal of the flooring is necessary to make the incident “like it never even happened.”

Mitigation and fast action are two staples of the SERVPRO services that we provide. We work hard to ensure that the impact of an incident on your home is as minimal as possible, and get to work quickly upon arrival to preserve materials and contents that could be in harm’s way. We have the tools and equipment to help draw out water from sensitive materials and work to continually promote our approach of preservation and restoration over replacement and rebuilding.

While you might not consider a water cleanup job to have a severe impact on your home, even a smaller scale water incident could cause multiple issues for the structure of your home. Trust in our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team of restoration specialists to respond quickly and get to work on cleaning this mess up to our high standards. Give us a call anytime at (516) 809-9600.

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Expediting The Fire Restoration Process For Your Wantagh Bar

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Expediting The Fire Restoration Process For Your Wantagh Bar Fire damages are one of the worst things for a Wantagh business owner to contend with and still attempt to keep their bar open to the regular patrons.

The Fire Restoration Process

As the owner of a Wantagh bar, you likely take care of most of the problems and maintenance requirements of the establishment on your own. When a significant disaster threatens your business, many owners find setting things back to the way they used to be requires more expertise and specialized equipment than they have to offer. In these circumstances, professional restoration can help you by working directly with your insurance company to expedite the process.

Fire damages are one of the worst things for a Wantagh business owner to contend with and still attempt to keep their bar open to the regular patrons. There are too many variables and potential hazards to navigate following the extinguishing of the blaze. It's for this reason that so many business owners conclude to call SERVPRO and allow our experienced technician's space and time to work as efficiently as possible to restore their building back to preloss conditions.

As one of the first calls that you make following the conclusion of first responder efforts, your insurance company is going to need some proof to your claim about the damage and documentation to detail the full scope of what needs to get restored and what items got ruined in the blaze. We have a SERVPRO estimator that comes out along with those dispatched initially to begin the thorough assessment of the facility. This process details the full extent of the damage to the structure, the contents of your bar, and a rough estimate of the cost.

Working directly with your insurance adjuster not only saves you time and legwork, but it expedites the entire claims process to ensure that restoration happens quickly. The faster that our experienced team can get to work on the damage that your building sustained, the less time that you have to spend with the doors closed to your customers.

Fires are never easy disasters to overcome, especially when there are structural damages to face. Our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh fire restoration technicians have the tools and expertise to overcome any of the obstacles we face in bringing your building back to the way it used to be. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (516) 809-9600.

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Roof Damages Can Lead To Flooding In Your Seaford Attic

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof Damages Can Lead To Flooding In Your Seaford Attic Once there is even a single breach in this exterior defense for your Seaford residence, it now stands a significant risk for flood damages.

Roof Damages Can Lead To Flooding

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 wearing over prolonged periods of hard weather. Once there is even a single breach in this exterior defense for your Seaford residence, it now stands a significant risk for flood damages. Flooding in your attic space can cause a great deal of trouble and requires 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 from this disaster.

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.

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High Humidity and Mold Damage in Seaford

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation High Humidity and Mold Damage in Seaford Finding mold in one or more parts of your home can be quite disconcerting. Call SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation plan.

SERVPRO Follows Both EPA and IICRC Protocols When Remediating Mold Infestations

Warm, sticky summers and cool, wet winters make Seaford 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 that are commonly found at significant levels and can help abate unwanted acceleration of overgrowth.
Mold damage in Seaford occurs because of the presence 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. Many individuals are concerned about the health effects of mold, but they are rare and best discussed with your doctor. More 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.
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 for an assessment and plan to manage the mold and the moisture.

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The Advantages of Professional Restoration for Water Damage in Your Bellmore Residence

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Advantages of Professional Restoration for Water Damage in Your Bellmore Residence Water Damage in a Bellmore Home Is Mitigated with the Help of SERVPRO. Protect Your Hardwood Flooring.

Bellmore Home Owners Understand that SERVPRO Provides Professional Water Removal and Cleanup Services

Many causes could lead to damages from water in your Bellmore residence. From the plumbing giving way at connections or an appliance malfunctioning, you can find yourself at the wrong end of a substantial incident with very little warning. There are many benefits, however, to choosing the right professional restoration company to help you overcome these obstacles and restore the damage to your home.

While no homeowner wants to consider the lasting effects of water damages to their Bellmore house, this is, unfortunately, something that often gets overlooked in clean-up and drying efforts. Whatever the source of the water damage in your house, homeowners often feel inclined to attempt to correct these issues themselves rather than to seek the professional experience of a company like SERVPRO.

One of the first reasons that you should consider professional restoration services for the water damage in your home is the lingering effects. Many times the cleanup and drying efforts of homeowners prove inadequate, and moisture and dampness persist. This occurrence can lead to worsening conditions like weakening structural elements or mold and microbial growth.

Along with this same line of thinking, our SERVPRO technicians have the right tools and equipment to assess better the full scope of the damage that your home faces as they work out a project plan to restore these effects. Part of this process is determining the success of drying efforts by looking into challenging or constricted areas using thermal imagery. This technology can show the presence of moisture and help to determine where further attention is necessary.

Finally, our professionals can help to ensure that the source of the problem gets corrected by helping you to identify where the water damage originated. This discovery can help prevent further or future damages to the affected area.

While it might be a tempting thing to save money and try to clean up water damages in your home on your own, this is not always a wise decision to make. Inadequate drying and cleaning can lead to structural concerns and even mold growth, two costly occurrences that can prove time-consuming to restore and remediate. Avoid the possibilities of secondary water damage.

Instead, let our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh restoration technicians restore your home to original conditions quickly and without the added risks, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (516) 809-9600.

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