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How Can I Remove Leaking Appliances and Water from My Launderette?

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is a Commercial Water Removal Service for the Wantagh Area. We Can Mitigate Water Losses of Faulty Appliances and Get your Business Back to its Best.

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 losses. If it is too late to reduce losses, 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 losses

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 loss 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 a neutralized. This procedure can be ideal for business owners who may require specialized repairers 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

Is commercial business restoration worth it?

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

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

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" Let us help you get your Bellmore business back in order after a devastation and get you back to business as usual.

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 cleanup 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 spaces of standing water, and then check for any building materials, fixtures, or contents that retain lingering moisture. SERVPRO crews complete testing to discover hidden water and locate moisture using:

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 a water loss into a second chance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving promptly when you call (516) 809-9600.

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Commercial Flood Damage In Bellmore

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged property “Like it never even happened.”

Dealing with a Commercial Flood Damage Incident in Bellmore Involving Sewage Backup

A bout of heavy rain can turn small water bodies like the cedar swamp creek or even regular driveways into rivers of flowing water that flood property causing significant losses. One such incident within Bellmore led to sewer backup and other problems that affected a local dry cleaner, forcing it close down for cleanup and other restoration steps.

Although losses are expected after commercial flood damage incidents in Bellmore, sewage backup aggravates the situation. At the dry cleaner, rising groundwater had gained entry into the property in many ways, including the door, and also forced its way through the backed-up sewer line. Our SERVPRO team had to extract water, cleanup, and carry out other steps to sanitize the property since sewage is a biohazard.

The rows of clothes, lining up the storage area, presented the first challenge because they made it difficult to perform most of the restoration processes, including cleaning and drying. Our SERVPRO crew chief had anticipated this problem and brought a storage pod, allowing us to store the items safely within the shop during restoration.

After moving the contents out of the way, we embarked on the restoration process. We sprayed an EPA-registered disinfectant directly into the pools of floodwater to control the level of contamination. We then embarked on water removal using a self-priming trash pump since the water was included sold wastes. We also shoveled the remaining solid residues into heavy-duty plastic bags for disposal.

We finalized the process by deep cleaning all surfaces with a mixture of hot water, professional cleaning agents, and vigorous agitation with rotating brushes to remove any traces of the sewage. We also extracted the water used during cleaning and run air movers and dehumidifiers to help dry the property faster, reducing the chances of microbial growth.

Flooding involving sewage can pose serious health issues. Call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 to help clean up and restore all areas damaged by the incident in your property, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Get You Back In Business In Bellmore After A Flood

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

One of our large loss units SERVPRO’s large loss units, are available on an emergency basis when disaster strikes. Call us right away to prevent further damage to your property.

Standard Extractors for Flooding in Bellmore Boutiques

Despite your preparations when you get warned that a flood is going to affect your Bellmore store, such as removing your wares and putting up sandbags across door openings, you rarely can avoid the damage entirely. While you might have ultimately protected one of the most considerable investments of your shop by temporarily relocating your wares ahead of time, it is still vital to work quickly to remove standing water and potential contaminants from the floors of the shop.

When our SERVPRO team first arrives, we can assess the perceived flood damage to your Bellmore boutique shop. To thoroughly inspect the property and determine what must happen to restore it, we must focus first on extraction during the mitigation phase of recovery. We have multiple extractors in our inventory that can help to address the saturation and standing water in many areas of your building. The right tool for the right location can ensure that extraction happens as efficiently as possible.

Trash Pumps

Because of the likelihood of debris and other solids in the standing water on the main shop floor, the bulk of this threat must get removed with trash pumps or our truck-mount extractors. These both have larger intake hoses and discharge lines to better manage the removal of smaller solids and debris within the water.

Wet Vacuums 

Wet vacuums are vital to remove smaller amounts of standing water from the main carpeted shop floor and off the linoleum tiling of the stock area in the back of the shop. Tiled portions of the shop can also benefit from the use of squeegee wands, which can lessen the time air movers require to dry out the remaining moisture.

Carpet Wands 

Carpet wands require attachment to extractors like vacuums or pumps, but they are ideal for the shop floor surrounding your display cases, racks, and register. Carpet wands can pull up a fair amount of moisture and can slow the migration of flood damage into the subflooring, so it is helpful to use even when our SERVPRO team determines that the carpet in the front of the store must get removed and replaced.  

Flood losses present a substantial threat to your business and can be a costlier situation the longer you wait for professional assistance. Give our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team a call anytime to help at (516) 809-9600.

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Mold Remediation in Municipal Buildings in Bellmore Can Be a Challenging Task--Even for SERVPRO

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling of commercial restroom Mold Remediation for Bellmore Commercial Buildings Needed? Contact the Professionals from SERVPRO

Ventilating School Structures in Bellmore with Commercial Mold Damage Concerns

Commercial Mold Damage Bellmore
Mold growth can adversely affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a school's environment. There is a growing body of concern about the health consequences of mold. This is an essential consideration for a safe school structure. Bringing in an independent hygienist to assess the scope of harm is equally crucial. These specialists are often called upon to verify the IAQ after mold remediation has completed. Building construction pre-1980 can often inhibit ventilation, which makes mold growth issues less likely to go away by themselves.

You may need to get professional commercial mold damage remediation into your Bellmore school if there is significant growth. The environmental protection agency (EPA) has a list of guidelines available to property managers of schools that can go alongside the report of an independent hygienist. Together these guides can help decide whether or not mold growth is manageable in-house. If there are widespread mold growth and a lack of proper ventilation, you may benefit from SERVPRO mold remediation technicians that have access to industrial equipment for creating airflow and dehumidification in school structures.

Mold is a living organism that feeds on materials common to indoor structures. The presence of moisture can result in the rapid reproduction of mold colonies, which then causes issues with indoor air quality as well as sanitation standards. Wiping away the visible signs of mold damage does not address the underlying problems, which is why many building managers find that mold issues can return after cleaning. SERVPRO technicians can locate and address moisture concerns in school structures that have little natural ventilation. Often, mold remediation requires the dispersal of anti-microbial agents using foggers, sprayers, and HEPA filtered air scrubbers.

One effective method of removal is to create artificial ventilation throughout the structure. SERVPRO achieves this by placing box fans or axial air movers at open points of the structure. These draw in a supply of dry air from outside. By strategically placing additional air moving equipment throughout the structure leading to an exhaust opening, we can exchange damp air for dry air. This method is exceptionally effective at removing both microscopic spores from the area and unwanted moisture, which prevents mold from returning after service. This is an open system that can be very effective under the right weather conditions.

Making a careful assessment of your mold remediation requirements should be done at the first sign of microbial infestation. Contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

Proven Tips for Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Seaford

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold in the window corners If your business if overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Mold Containment Protocols Protect Your Seaford Office

Because you do not always have staff in your Seaford office building, it can be easier to overlook microbial and mold threats than you might think. In most cases, property owners do not realize the full extent of lingering water damage after leaks, or might not recognize when active leaks exist that could present persistent moist conditions. To gain control of active mold colonization, when it eventually does get discovered, begins with effective containment protocols.  

Your office space features open working areas for dozens of full-time employees, which can showcase how detrimental mold damage to Seaford buildings can be. When underlying moisture issues develop into microbial threats, this organism can spread quickly through available avenues to affect materials like short pile carpeting, shelving, drywall, and even ceiling tiles. Addressing the situation quickly requires effective containment to regulate mold remediation tactics and maximize their efficiency.

Because of how compromising this situation can become to the contents of the area and the staff of your office space, we employ full-scale containment protocols. These designs feature the primary sealing of the damaged region but also can have additional areas built into the devised structure, including decontamination and equipment rooms. Sealing off the work area prevents active mold spores from traveling to new areas in the office and making the situation worse.

Thick 6-mil plastic sheeting gets used to seal any openings such as vents, windows, and doorways. Because of the open areas of office space, this plastic can span from the ceiling to floor and get temporarily reinforced. The entire bullpen area does not need to get sealed unless that whole working area has become damaged by present mold. Once sealed by our SERVPRO remediation professionals, we can fixate on the critical elements of mold control – including airflow, air quality, and drying out the damaged area.  

Depending on the severity of the situation, there are many instances where even full-scale containment does not threaten production. No matter what mold damage means for your office, our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh remediators can get you back in business. Give us a call today at (516) 809-9600.

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Seaford Business Owners Turn to SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

White door infested with mold growths and stains Mold-Infested Door Leading to a Seaford Restroom, Make It Better By Calling SERVPRO!!

Teamwork the Key to Successful Professional Mold Remediation for Your Seaford Repair Shop

Your Seaford business is practically surrounded by water, and the work you do introduces moisture into the air and on surfaces as you complete cleanings and repairs. Because of the dampness, it might not be unexpected that dealing with mold growth is a constant battle inside your shop. You do not want your customers to believe you are losing the battle, considering taking their business to your competitors because the mold growth is visible and malodorous. Our remediation experts can help.

Mold Remediation Alone Is Not Enough

Successful mold remediation in Seaford requires a team approach. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained employees offer the highly-effective Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to remediate mold damage. The EPA developed the methodology to respond effectively to mold damage in schools and commercial buildings. Your mold challenges perfectly fit the scenarios anticipated by the protocol. If we follow the prescribed steps of containment, removal, and disinfection, current mold colonies should disappear. The catch is, if your business returns to previous habits, the mold will recur.

Control the Moisture--Control the Mold

When SERVPRO investigates a commercial mold problem, we look persistently for the moisture source fueling the fungal growth. If remediation proceeds without also resolving the moisture issue, we have not met our commitment to you. It is impractical to attempt to remove all mold spores from your business, and even if we could your next customer would bring in a fresh supply. Mold spores are everywhere, unnoticed as long as they remain dry. Our joint effort is better used finding and eliminating the moisture that nurtures the mold.

Common Moisture Sources That Facilitate Mold Damage

Obvious causes of excess moisture include leaky pipes and spills. Poorly maintained roofs and gutter and downspout systems can allow water to intrude, often in high and difficult to reach areas in your shop. Elevated humidity levels alone can accelerate mold growth. Take the time to arrange for repairs of leaks, clean up spills, and consider installing exhaust fans or using dehumidifiers to keep relative humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

You and the team at SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can work together to reduce the possibility of continued mold growth after our remediation efforts. Call us at (516) 809-9600 for mold abatement and recommendations on how to limit you reinfection risk.

Let the Professionals Handle Mold Damage Remediation at Your Wantagh Business

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

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

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

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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How Water Damage Can Cause Your Wantagh Business to be Underwater

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

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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Don’t Host Water Damage in Your Seaford Hotel

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in hotels can easily spread to adjacent units.

Guest Mistakes Can Cause Water Damage in Your Seaford Hotel

While you can offer travelers a comfortable stay when visiting Seaford or passing through, the unpredictability of these steady guests can also potentially damage your facility. Water loss incidents are among the most common threat that guests can pose to individual rooms throughout your hotel, and this is often directly correlated to their forgetfulness or lack of awareness. Overflowing tubs and sinks can often flood the bathroom area, and without a fast response to the situation from trained professionals, this damage can spread throughout the room and adjacent units.

When you first discover water damage in any one of the rooms in your Seaford hotel, you need to reach out to trained restoration specialists and not rely solely on your custodial staff. While these employees have skills to handle smaller spills and the upkeep of the facility, our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment designed to handle substantial water loss incidents with minimal tear out and replacement.

From the time that our team first arrives at your facility, we work to establish an understanding of the full spread of the water damage. We have an inspector that goes throughout the damaged areas and utilizes advanced tools like our thermal imagery and moisture detection equipment to establish a baseline of where restorative efforts are necessary. With the right response and set up of our drying and extraction equipment, we can often preserve saturated materials like wood flooring, carpeting, drywall, and other affected elements.

Our SERVPRO team arrives with gear like our injecti-dry system which can help to penetrate beneath flooring, into wall cavities, and into ceiling spaces with a minimalistic approach. Our goal has always been to limit our interruption on your business, and our industry-leading equipment helps us to restore water-damaged units efficiently. If necessary, our team can also establish the source of the damage and repair any broken plumbing or fixtures.

While you have your custodial staff to handle messes that occur on your property, water loss can spread too quickly for untrained professionals to manage and recover. Our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team has the expertise and training to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (516) 809-9600.

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For Your Wantagh Enterprise, Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Loss

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Saves Your Wantagh Business Money By Working Fast for Water Removal

Preventing Water Damage in Your Wantagh Business

No matter how cautious you are, water damage in your Wantagh boutique is sometimes inevitable. It can be a devastating occurrence, no matter what caused it. The cost alone can be troublesome, and it can also slow or even shut down your business for a time. Therefore, you need to act fast as soon as you realize there is an issue.
 
Commercial water damage in your Wantagh business is something that should be handled by professional remediation specialists, so the problem is managed correctly and in a timely fashion. At SERVPRO, our staff is trained and equipped to help you any time you need, no matter how small or large your water damage emergency is.
 
The primary goal of SERVPRO technicians is to dry and restore your building as soon as we can so you can get back to business as usual. We specialize in water extraction, drying and dehumidifying, deodorizing and disinfecting, and content restoration. If there is structural damage, such as to flooring or drywall, we take care of that as well, ensuring that everything affected is dry again before we leave.
 
Some routine maintenance can be done to try and prevent significant water damages. The pipes and drains of your structure can be a major culprit. Sinks and toilets may become plugged and create flooding. Therefore, keeping up with the maintenance to your plumbing helps to keep your system correctly flowing.
 
Your roof is another area where water intrusion can occur. Even a small amount of damage can create a steady leak which might go unnoticed for a long time. By the time you find the issue, much damage can be done already. Missing shingles or old roofing can cause a great deal of destruction during a massive storm. Check on your roof regularly, especially if there has been frequent inclement weather in the area. If your place of business is in a strip center, make sure the maintenance department periodically inspects to keep your business secure.
 
Active leak detection systems can help keep your business safe by emitting an alarm, but also by performing a function which stops the flow of water during an emergency. Most of these devices use moisture sensors to detect leaks. Passive lead detection systems are meant to alert you to a possible leak. They usually sound an audible alarm and are usually battery-operated and inexpensive to get.
 
SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh works quickly but efficiently, so your business in Merrick, Levittown, or Seaford is thoroughly dry. We are easy to reach any time you need by dialing (516) 809-9600, so please do not hesitate, day or night, to ask us for help.

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Become Familiar With Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Seaford

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

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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Expediting The Fire Restoration Process For Your Wantagh Bar

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

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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When was the last time your Ducts were cleaned?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

A building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and subsequent ducts are the key component to air quality. HVAC and duct cleanliness have a direct impact on the functionality of the equipment as well, a clean system ought to function at maximum capacity. If your system is clean and properly functioning, it should provide you with positive indoor air quality and a lower monthly cost of running your HVAC system.

You can keep your commercial ducts in a row by changing the filters within the system regularly - it is recommended to change them every 90 days. Check any connections for damage. If you can see any damage to the connections, wires, or motors then the damage needs to be repaired immediately in order to keep your HVAC system safe and properly functioning.

You should annually inspect your HVAC system and ducts to see if there is visible mold, a surplus of dust and/or debris, and rodent infestation. Signs of a rodent infestation would be feces and odors in your system or noises occurring in the system. If your HVAC system and ducts have any of these signs then it is time to call in the professionals. SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh has highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians that will provide you with a free estimate for your HVAC system and ductwork.

If you notice that your system isn’t working as well as it normally does such as an increase in electrical bill costs or the system is running more often than usual then it may be time for a cleaning as well. If your system is regularly providing you with maintenance issues such as improper temperature or humidity issues, these may be signs or symptoms of your HVAC system needing a checkup.

What to do when you have a Commercial Fire Damage?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Restoring a Commercial Property in the Wake of Fire Damage

If you've ever experienced a fire damage event, you know how frantic the immediate aftermath of a fire can be. With emotions running high and a chaotic scene, it is always best to have a game plan laid out ahead of time so that you are not caught off guard by fire damage. And this is particularly true for anyone who owns commercial property.

Each year in the United States, fire damage accounts for more than $350 billion in total losses to property owners. This makes fire damage the single most important cause of property losses in the country and one of the most frequent and serious catastrophes that everyday Americans have to deal with. And the majority of these losses are due to commercial fire damage, affecting businesses, landlords and the ability of employees and owners to continue earning a livelihood.

Fortunately, almost every town in America has a professional fire restoration company that can be quickly deployed to the scene of commercial fire damage. But it is absolutely imperative that property owners understand that the single most important thing they can do to ensure a good outcome after a fire is, the second the firefighters declare that the fire is put out, to call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh and get the ball rolling. In the event of commercial fire damage, time is always the most important factor.

For more information on commercial fire damage, please give SERVPRO Bellmore / Wantagh a call (516) 809-9600.

Your Business Can’t Afford to Shut Down?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

No job is too big, No job is too small!

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh can get you back on your feet!


Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to you and your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO has serviced small office buildings, large and high-rise office buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotel/motels, small and large retail stores, high-rise residential, manufacturing & industrial, and even government/military facilities! 

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise also includes electronics restoration and document drying and we are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh. You can depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly. Our highly trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again.


SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh utilizes advanced equipment and technology to quicken the restoration time and to minimize cost. We proudly serve our communities and surrounding areas with 24/7 emergency availability. Give us a call today and we'll make it "Like it never even happened." (516) 809-9600.

Drying Out Your Hotel After Plumbing and Water Damage

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Almost every business owner has had to deal with minor plumbing emergencies at some point. However, when your hotel has experienced significant water damage from a more substantial plumbing issue, such as a burst pipe, you need to act fast. Once the water is shut off, you might have a big mess on your hands to clean up.

Since you cannot afford downtime in your business, you want to get the help of professionals for your commercial water damage. We have the staff and tools you need who can come to your aid any time you need. We move quickly and do our best not to disturb any of your guests who are already in the hotel in other areas.

Drying out your hotel and the contents quickly is essential. Four things determine the amount of time needed for drying which includes the amount of water that needs to be evaporated, the temperature, humidity, and air movement.

Drying happens faster when rooms are heated between seventy to ninety degrees since hot air holds more moisture. If heat is not available, we may use portable heaters. The temperature in the affected areas should ideally be between seventy and eighty degrees. Temperatures over eighty-five degrees on the first days of drying could create too much moisture in the air, causing secondary damage if there are not enough dehumidifiers.

The more water SERVPRO techs can extract or pump out of the structure, the less we need to remove with dehumidifiers. Liquids are easier and faster to remove than gas, and extraction physically is twelve hundred times as efficient than dehumidification is. We use a submersible pump if the water is two inches deep in the area affected. We spend extra time extracting, as it reduces drying time considerable.

Relative humidity is how much moisture the air currently is holding at a given temperature. For us to lower the RH to a comfortable and correct percentage, some of the water in the air has to be moved. We use dehumidifiers to do so, as it is the most efficient way of lowering relative humidity. They remove the evaporated moisture from the air.

Air movement is also crucial for drying. In a water-damaged room, air usually is humid and damp, slowing evaporation. Blowing damp air out and bringing in warm, dry air speeds up the process. We use air movers set in the proper positions to do so and move where the air movers are as drying progresses to ensure thorough, even drying.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh are experts at drying out water-damaged buildings and move quickly so that your hotel has as little interruption as possible. Give
SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh a call at (516) 809-9600.

Preparing Your Business for A Disaster

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

You may just be starting out with your own business or have an established well-oiled machine. Either way, you work hard planning for the future. One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of running a business, is disaster preparedness. After all, most businesses will never experience a serious disaster, so why worry? 

Planning is Not Hard

Luckily for business owners across Long Island, planning for the possibilities of a disaster is not as hard and time consuming as it seems. Here are a few tips to help ensure the continuity of your business, even in the event of a disaster:

  • Develop a comprehensive preparedness plan that covers, fire, flood, natural disasters, criminal behavior and terrorism. Templates for these plans can be found in various places around the Internet including ready.gov, a service provided by the US Department of Homeland Security.
  • Test your program to make sure that employees and contractors know what to do in case of an emergency. Proper testing can identify gaps in your plan and makes for a calmer and more organized response during a real disaster.
  • Backups – At the very least keep crucial documents backed up offsite or in a secure location. Ideally, documents and other paperwork is scanned and backed up securely on the Internet.
  • Train employees in critical skills such as how to handle an active shooter or CPR. These are training programs that save lives.
  • While you may have business insurance, does it cover all disasters? Some policies have exclusions that can mean denied coverage.
  • Have a list of known contractors and disaster preparedness companies such as SERVPRO of Bellmore/Wantagh that can respond quickly to your business needs.

Are You Ready?

You can learn more about being ready by visiting our very own SERVPRO website here: https://ready.SERVPRO.com - see if you are truly prepared for an emergency.

The bottom line: It’s never too late to implement important contingencies to help ensure the continuity of your business.  Not only does an emergency plan help you get back on your feet after a significant event, but it can also save time, money and most importantly, lives. Be prepared!