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What Is Involved In Fire Restoration For Amityville Condos?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle When a fire damages your Amityville condo, contact the experts at SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

SERVPRO Helps Resolve Different Issues on Different Floors during Water & Fire Damage Restorations

For storied houses in Amityville, such as condominiums, the damage from a fire can vary on each floor unless the structure is completely ravaged during the blaze. In some sections, materials degenerate from exposure to flames and heat. On floors further from the seat of the fire, smoke damage is more likely.

When executing fire restoration in an Amityville condo, it is essential to address all the problems without creating additional damages, which calls for the right resources. SERVPRO restoration teams are capable of tearing down damaged materials, cleaning soiled areas, setting up protective barriers, and refinishing affected areas. We rely on state-of-the-art equipment, and experience gained handling fire losses over time.

The Most Common Restoration Tasks Involve:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • House fire clean up

Although issues vary in a fire-damaged condo, it might be hard to tell from casual observation since most surfaces are blackened with soils and debris strewn all over the facility. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs first inspect the facility to establish the problems at your facility since every loss is unique. 

The Typical Damages we Expect Include:

  • Torn down insulation and wall panels
  • Wet materials or contents from firefighting efforts
  • Foul odor because of smoke residues
  • Deep soiling from fire residues or firefighting chemicals

Our SERVPRO technicians help tear down all unsalvageable materials affected by flames or excess moisture absorption. We also check the char depth on framing to determine whether replacement is necessary. In case the structural integrity of the frames is still intact, we can sand off the charring and apply a sealing agent to contain any odors.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is highly experienced in fire restoration and thus addresses any issues, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (631) 319-1680 for assistance.

Can Water Mitigation Help Prevent Cupping for Flooring In My Amityville Home?

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo No matter how your property is impacted by water, you can call on our technicians day or night for help.

SERVPRO Expedites Water Extraction to Prevent Expensive Water Damage Repairs

A hardwood floor may be your dream floor treatment. However, exposure to significant volumes of water can damage the floor irreparably, forcing you to strip it down. However, appropriate water mitigation efforts can help you avoid such costly outcomes.

For water mitigation to help Amityville homeowners adequately, a timely and skillful approach is essential. SERVPRO teams can provide both since we have highly trained and IICRC certified water restoration technicians. Our crews are also equipped with technologically advanced tools enabling us to respond to any water loss situation.

The Most Common Water-related Losses We Handle Include:

  • Water clean up
  • Water damage repairs
  • Burst pipes
  • Flood restoration

Because of the numerous joints where the floorboards meet, water seeps into the floor cavities if left to stand for long periods. The seepage and absorption are rarely uniform, leading to physical deterioration such as cupping, in which the edges of the floorboards are lifted. 

Various mitigation processes can help prevent permanent damage. Our SERVPRO technicians combine the use of regular extractors and drying mats removing surface water as well as any moisture that penetrates beneath the floorboards. When done in time, the removal efforts ensure that no cupping occurs. 

Since it is not always possible to respond in time, other solutions may be necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians sand out the slightly raised edges restoring any changes to the floor surface, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst delivers quality water mitigation services. You can reach us at (631) 319-1680 when you need assistance. 

Why Water Restoration is Necessary for That Slow Leak in Amityville

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

woman holding bucket over ceiling water leak This Amityville homeowner needs to call SERVPRO for water leak fixing and restoration for her home, "Like it never even happened."

Amityville Property Owners Get Results with Skilled Water Restoration from SERVPRO

A lot of water damage events take place after a slow leak develops somewhere within the plumbing system. When is the last time you inspected the areas beneath the sinks in your bathroom or kitchen? Whether a leak develops there or beneath your tub and shower area, slow drips start to create a significant problem that could bring immense and costly water damage repairs in Amityville.

Many people think only burst pipes call for water restoration in Amityville. However, SERVPRO often gets calls for mold growth or water damage stemming from slow, hidden leaks where a pipe has a slight fracture or poor connectors. Even slow drip begins to accumulate, adding up to more significant problems. The longer it goes undetected, you could see:

  • Lifting flooring
  • Damage to the subfloor below
  • Compromised ceilings if the bathroom is on the second floor
  • Significant stains or discoloration on walls and ceilings
  • Musty odors
  • Mildew and mold growth, which brings the potential for health effects

Once you notice a leak, contact us at SERVPRO for water damage remediation. We will come out to your home to perform a detailed assessment, never leaving any areas with the potential for hidden moisture unaddressed.

Our Green Fleet comes equipped with:

  • Drying equipment and tools like air movers, dehumidifiers, and Injectidry systems
  • Moisture meters, scopes, and sensors
  • EPA-registered antimicrobials and deodorizing agents

Our technicians get trained according to standards put forth by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) to ensure the best results. Call SERVPRO of Amityville/Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680 whenever you need a team on your side for leak detection and water restoration.

Fire Restoration by Pros Generates Better, Faster Results in Amityville

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

back view of servpro van When the Green Fleet Arrives, Our Amityville Neighbors Breathe a Sigh of Relief--Knowing Better IAQ Indoor Air Quality after a House Fire

SERVPRO Utilizes Proven Fire Restoration Methods to Limit Loss at Your Amityville Property

Most Amityville homeowners become dumbfounded by the speed at which a fire consumes their property. Even though first responders get there in time to extinguish the flames, there could be immense fallout and fire damage that calls for painstaking restoration efforts. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) on the team to restore your property safely and efficiently.

When you call us for fire restoration in Amityville, we put our years of experience and proven methods to work. Some actions we may take to achieve our fire and smoke damage clean up goals include:

  • Smoke remediation to clean residues from various surfaces
  • Charred material repair or replacement
  • Careful cleaning, deodorization, and sanitizing
  • Surface refinishing

SERVPRO handles water & fire damage restorations with the mindset to repair rather than replace whenever possible. However, there are times when replacement is essential. Some of the materials most often removed and replaced after a fire event include:

  • Drywall, paneling, and wall coverings
  • Wooden flooring, carpeting, and baseboards
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Various utilities like air ducts or power cables

When there are areas of surface charring or soot deposits, our crew may clean and resurface to get the results we are after. In some cases, this may get done with sanding or soda blasting to remove surface charring.

SERVPRO of Amityville/Lindenhurst likes to ensure that our customers get the results they deserve when hiring us for fire restoration. You can reach us for emergency response seven days a week, 24 hours a day, by calling (631) 319-1680. We will send our Green Fleet to your door in as little as a few hours after contact.

Don’t Let Your Lindenhurst Home Suffer from Flood Damage

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Storms, Downed Lines, and Flood Damage Calls for Immediate Restoration in Lindenhurst with SERVPRO

Storms bring added stress to Lindenhurst homeowners, mainly when it results in downed power lines, tree debris, and damage to your home exterior. Once heavy rain gets added to the mix, it can spell disaster in more ways than one – including movement into your ground level, broken eaves, damaged siding, and roofing. SERVPRO handles top-down flood damage with specialized services and proven restoration methods, making it “Like it never even happened.”

Flood damage after a Lindenhurst storm means having skilled technicians on-site to tackle emergency services water damage restoration, and basement flooding cleanup. Failing to perform water mitigation leaves you open to the steady deterioration of your structural elements and potential mold growth.

How SERVPRO Traces Water Migration

Our crew looks for issues stemming from a leaking roof from storms to water that collects within building cavities and your home's ground level or basement. Any pooled water becomes heavy, sometimes breaking through ceiling tiles and drywall. We look for:

  • Stains and dark surface spots
  • Blistering or bulging wallpaper, paint, and surfaces
  • Moisture glistening or sweating on walls or ceilings

While we work to remove standing water, our flood restoration efforts include scoping out hidden moisture with our monitoring services, including the use of:

  • Thermal imaging equipment
  • Non-penetrating and penetrating moisture detectors
  • Moisture meters and sensors

When necessary, we perform controlled demolition if water is hiding in cavities or materials get deemed unsalvageable. Actions may include flood cuts or creating drill holes so that water can escape.

24/7 emergency flood damage restoration is available by calling SERVPRO of Amityville/Lindenhurst at (631) 349-1680. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Can Water Damaged Documents Be Restored in Lindenhurst?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

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For Lindenhurst Homeowners, SERVPRO’s Restoration Techniques Can Help Salvage Photos and Wet Documents

Water seeping through the ceiling from an overflowing tub or washing machine can damage documents and pictures in the room below. If you have priceless photo albums stored in the attic or basement and a water intrusion happens, you may think all is lost.

Can Wet Papers and Pictures Be Salvaged after a Water-Damaging Event?

Books, photos, and papers are much more fragile than most things when wet. Homeowners often think any material like that has to get thrown away if it is wet. But our production facility technicians have solutions to water damage in Lindenhurst when it impacts pictures or documents.

Freeze Drying Can Help

Freeze-drying, or sublimation, is a specialized method used to restore water damaged documents. Homeowners can benefit from this process. Here is how it works:

  • The process uses pressurized chambers filled with dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide.) This instantaneous freezing prevents further degradation. The pressure releases, and the frozen water sublimates with the CO2 into a gaseous state. Thawing does not cause additional wetting. The papers may not look like they did initially, but the information gets saved. 
  • Precious photos are saved with this process, keeping the memories for the future.
  • This process does not always work

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst provides innovative solutions for water damaged papers and pictures. Contact us at (631) 319-1680 for more information and ensure your memories and vital information are salvaged.

How Can Business Owners Determine if Their Building Has Mold?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Mold Removal Companies Help Business Owners in Amityville Address Mold Quickly

If there is excess moisture in your commercial space, it can be a breeding ground for mold. Mold spores are everywhere, and it is vital that you have trained technicians, like our SERVPRO team, provide mold remediation so that it is properly cleaned and removed.

What Does Mold Testing Involve?

Should you have a mold issue, we recommend getting in touch with a certified specialist; a qualified AMRT applied microbial remediation technician from your local SERVPRO franchise. Mold removal companies in Amityville can check for mold, but with a commercial enterprise, you may need to be approved for reopening, depending on what the business is. Industrial Hygienists can assess your business and test for mold infestations and air quality. Once the IH has made a recommendation, then our techs get busy:

  • Setting up containment to prevent the spread of the mold
  • Lowering the humidity in the area
  • Turning off fans and HVAC systems to the space
  • Utilizing equipment and air purifiers to achieve goals
  • Using EPA-registered cleaning agents and disinfectants
  • Stopping mold in its tracks so you can get back to work

For professional mold remediation that deals with black mold and more, contact the mold specialist at SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680.

Storms Can Cause Basement Flooding and More in Amityville

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO provides flood damage mitigation in Amityville

As coastal waters are on the rise, it increases the frequency and severity of storms. For coastal states, even the cities more inland can be impacted. If you experience a leaking roof from storms or basement flooding, SERVPRO can help. 

How Should Homeowners Handle Immediate Safety Concerns?

Flood damage in Amityville can bring the whole town to a stop. We respond quickly to emergency calls, which allows us to diminish potential secondary damage. Before we arrive, we recommend homeowners:

  • Shut off all utilities, especially water and electricity.
  • Do not walk in the flooded area. 
  • Wear protective gloves if you must handle contaminated items.
  • Dispose of any foodstuff that came into contact with floodwater.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Basement Flooding Cleanup?

Our technicians use advanced equipment for fast and efficient flood water extraction. Debris and many other contaminants can end up in your basement when the floodwater enters your home. We utilize a self-priming trash pump to extract the water. SERVPRO can remove hidden water, sanitize, and dry the area with controlled demolition. We clean, disinfect, and restore all impacted surfaces, structural elements, and content affected by the flood. If we are not able to salvage the item, we dispose of it properly.

For flood damage services, contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680.

Do You Urgently Need Fire and Smoke Cleanup Services in Lindenhurst?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged foyer Smoke and soot rarely stay localized even in a small fire. Call SERVPRO fast effective fire damage remediation.

SERVPRO Can Offer Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services to Lindenhurst Residents

Our SERVPRO technicians consider many factors when performing fire and smoke damage cleanup procedures in your Lindenhurst home. Walls and ceilings are part of the most affected areas during a fire incident since soot particles travel and settle in different concentrations. We understand that ceiling and wall surfaces are never uniform when it comes to their level of finishing. The materials they are made from can be different- for example, some walls may be covered by fabrics, carpeting, and even wallpaper.

How Does SERVPRO Select Appropriate Fire and Smoke Cleanup Methods For your Lindenhurst Home?

Pretesting the surfaces for cleanability is one of the first steps that our SERVPRO technicians do during fire damage restoration in Lindenhurst. We determine whether an area is dry or wet, the type of smoke deposits, and other related factors during this step. From experience, the following methods are reliable in cleaning most walls and ceilings:

  • Wet cleaning: We use this to clean surfaces with dry soot or ash and is more appropriate for wood, metal, or painted ceilings.
  • Dry Cleaning Sponge: We use it to clean non-grease-based particles from all types of ceilings. The technique can also be used to pre-clean surfaces before the application of the wet cleaning method.
  • Peroxide active cleaning: The method is used to clean porous and nonporous surfaces with heavy tar soiling.

You can depend on SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst to restore your property after a fire damage incident. Call (631) 319-1680 and work with experienced professionals to return your home to its preloss state.

What SERVPRO Does Differently During Water Mitigation in Amityville?

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow caution sign reading 'safety first' against blue sky Did you know that water damage also produces safety concerns? SERVPRO is trained and equipped to safely remove the water..

How SERVPRO's Prompt Water Mitigation Services in Amityville Help Prevent Safety Hazards

There are many hazards that our SERVPRO technicians try to prevent when doing water mitigation in Amityville. The risks can be biohazards such as molds and infectious waste, environmental hazards like electrical and structural dangers, and personal hazards such as slip and fall. It means safety is always our primary concern when we are restoring your water damaged property.

How Do SERVPRO Managers Guarantee Site Safety in Amityville During Water Damage Restoration?

When our SERVPRO technicians are performing water mitigation in your Amityville home, we begin by performing a safety evaluation and, in the process, identify all the possible safety risks. We also talk to the owners/employees who are willing to share any known safety hazards. Our team inspects the electrical system for any obvious faults, and if the water has been in place for a long time, we check if mold has started to develop. Some of the things we look at when doing a safety evaluation include:

  • Inspect whether there is water in the light fixtures
  • We position appropriate hazards signs - like wet floor signs
  • Find out whether the ceilings are sagging
  • We wear goggles, gloves, respirators, and other proper personal protective equipment

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is IICRC certified and can be relied upon to restore your property to its preloss condition. Call (631) 319-1680 to work with a trusted industry leader.