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Who Can Wantagh Businesses Call on for Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup?

11/14/2021 (Permalink)

Open fire with fire sprinklers going off Fire damage to your commercial building is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians have the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Rapid-Response Fire Damage Cleanup of Wantagh Commercial Facilities

Commercial fires can be distressing for a variety of reasons. After ensuring that building occupants are safe and sound, it can be overwhelming to consider the repair and replacement costs for electronics and documents. Without intact copies of essential records, reopening after a disaster can be much more challenging.

SERVPRO offers Wantagh businesses fast-acting fire damage cleanup that includes restoring commercial assets, documents, and devices. Restoration professionals can help business owners get in touch with licensed professionals for more specialized restoration needs for electronics and other items.

Fireproofing Commercial Records and Other Important Documents

While SERVPRO document restoration can preserve papers in many cases, it is prudent to ensure that the business in question has secure digital backups in place for when a fire or other disaster occurs. Owners can “disaster-proof” their documents by:

  • Keeping digital copies of documents both on- and offline. Cloud storage is a convenient method of easy access
  • Offline storage on encrypted hard drives or devices that can be opened with a hard token device like a USB key fob can add an extra layer of security for company papers
  • Owners should ensure that their business implements a consistent yet secure policy to preserve documents
  • Formulate a continuity plan based on FEMA guidelines and train employees to follow similar protocols in the event of a disaster

When a fire does occur, SERVPRO professionals can perform careful pack-outs and attempt to restore hard copies of documents to a preloss state where possible. This process includes photographs and scans of papers uploaded to cloud storage for businesses to use as needed for their insurance claims and other necessities.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can be reached for 24/7 “Like it never even happened,” quality cleanup at (516) 809-9600.

How Can Bellmore Homeowners Minimize Water Heater Water Damage Restoration Expenses?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water heater water leak When your water heater springs a leak and causes water damage to your home, SERVPRO techs have the knowledge and experience for all phases needed.

Consistent Maintenance and SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Preserve Bellmore Residences

One of the most overlooked water damage sources in a given Bellmore property is the water heater. Without annual or semi-annual maintenance to drain the tank or look for holes and rust, failures can occur that allow water damage to proliferate on the property.

Highly-trained SERVPRO professionals implement 24/7 water damage restoration for Bellmore properties with sophisticated technologies. Restoration professionals coordinate with insurers, claims adjusters, and property owners to keep the mitigation and build-back processes streamlined and cost-effective.

Evaluating and Mitigating Water Heater Damage

Homeowners are advised to keep an eye out for the following potential signs of water heater damage, which can include:

  • Condensation and rust on the water heater
  • Water and rust stains on flooring, walls, or ceilings in the proximity of the water heater
  • Malodors and excess humidity

Bellmore residents should replace their water heaters approximately every eight to ten years and have them serviced annually to prevent sediment buildup and minimize the risk of leaks.

When water heater leaks do happen, SERVPRO professionals can respond to calls to extract excess moisture with portable units.

Techs can dry walls, floors, and subfloors with axial or centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers. Restoration technicians measure the moisture content of surfaces to ensure that drying goals are met, and surfaces reach ideal moisture contents that prevent potential microbial growth or secondary damages from too little moisture.

Property owners can call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for “Like it never even happened,” cleanup and repairs.

What Can Professional Mold Remediation Entail for Bellmore Homes?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage SERVPRO uses EPA-registered biocides for all mold remediation services rendered to your property. We use appropriate chemicals for all jobs.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Restores Bellmore Properties to a Clean, Safe Condition

Whether the mold growth is on drywall from a wall cavity pipe leak or in the HVAC system, mold spores require specialized care to keep Bellmore home occupants safe. Excess mold carries the potential to cause health effects if allowed to continually spread and requires emergency-response service to keep residences safer and more comfortable.

Bellmore mold remediation technicians at SERVPRO are trained to provide residential cleanup services that are fast-acting and thorough. SERVPRO’s dedication to comprehensive education about mold mitigation strategies and technologies also prevents potential secondary damages during cleanup.

SERVPRO Technologies Streamline Mold Remediation

Advances in moisture mitigation and mold removal technologies ensure that mold mitigation is more thorough. SERVPRO professionals utilize a broad swathe of materials during the remediation process, including:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), including commercial-grade respirators, which is donned and removed in designated clean rooms
  • Moisture inspection tools, including calibrated penetrating and non-penetrating sensors and meters, as well as thermal imaging, to pinpoint mold growth hotspots in a home
  • HEPA-filter vacuums and air scrubbers alter air pressure to prevent mold spores from floating up and away, allowing for more thorough disposal of microbes
  • Sanitation with EPA-registered biocides can be applied manually or with sprayers, foggers, extractors, or injection systems. This process works in tandem with odor control to eliminate odor-causing microbes and improve indoor air quality
  • Structural drying tools, such as air movers and dehumidification units, can successfully lower moisture below the threshold necessary for mold to proliferate in a home

Residents can reach a We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster team by calling SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

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

10/24/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

What Should I Do if a Storm Causes Water Damage in My House?

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

What Are Some Signs of Flood Damage?

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

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

How Can SERVPRO Remediate the Damage in My Bathroom?

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

  •   Flood drying mats
  •   Extractors
  •   Dehumidifiers
  •   Antimicrobial agents

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

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

10/17/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

What Happens During Professional Water Removal?

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

How Is Structural Drying Completed in a Restaurant Setting?

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

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

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

The Urgency of Basement Flood Removal for Bellmore Properties

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Clearing basement flooding in Bellmore homes gets vital restoration, and construction efforts started. 

The basement is a common location for flood damage to target, and our SERVPRO team has powerful extraction and drying tools ready to mobilize fast when storm damage strikes. Our Green Fleet can arrive shortly after you call to begin vital mitigation work. 

Removing Floodwater from the Basement Floors 

One of the initial steps and stages of restoring flood damage in Bellmore homes is to remove standing water and pooling from the house. Water collects quickly in this lower level, even when the penetration point is the main floor of the property. We must use more powerful extraction tools to overcome the longer discharge and intake lines necessary to reach this underground level. 

Identifying Damaged Structural Elements 

The presence of floodwater often indicates a vulnerability already exists in structural elements of this lower level, but further investigation is necessary to determine where other build-back and repairs might be needed. With a general contractor license, we will help perform needed building services in areas like:

  • Masonry
  • Finished Carpentry
  • Concrete
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Protecting Contents and Preventing Mold Growth

While it seems like restoration professionals would prioritize removing surface water and protecting exposed elements, there are other critical mitigation services necessary to preserve what matters most with content relocation. Reducing the possibility of mold damage keeps the house's occupants safe and prevents irreparable harm, so treating a surface with mold inhibitors can help. 

The basement can be a welcoming target for migrating floodwater. From vulnerabilities that might exist in the foundation elements of the property to invading surface water concerns that settle in this lowest level, our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team prioritizes a fast response to mitigate loss. Give us a call today at (516) 809-9600.

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)

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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.