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How to Find the Right Flood Damage Remediation Service For Your Amityville Home

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room with beige couch Flooding quickly causes flood damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Dangers of Inadequate Flood Damage Mitigation and Remediation in Amityville

Up and down the Eastern Seaboard seasonal storms, including the residual winds and rain of hurricanes, can cause significant damage. Amityville’s location on the southwest Long Island shore puts it in the path of these weather systems and the flooding they bring. If your home takes on water during one of these storms, it is critical to get the help needed. Removal of all moisture is vital to prevent the risk of progressive harm to both structural components and contents.

Water Migrates and Does Hidden Damage

When you inspect the flood damage in your Amityville home, be cautious. What you see collected in your basement or lower levels might not be the entirety of the problem. Water seeks an outlet, seeping through cracks and moving through porous materials like drywall. The cinder block construction typical in many foundations also offers flood water numerous empty cells to fill. If this hidden standing water remains unaddressed, progressive deterioration of building materials occurs.

Microbial Growth a Real Concern

The SERVPRO team knows floodwaters can contain human and animal waste, filled with potentially hazardous pathogens including bacteria and viruses. The moisture can activate mold spores found in almost all environments, including the flooded areas of your home. If contaminated water remains trapped, the chances of a microbial growth explosion are high. Although the multiplication of the organisms begins behind walls, under floors, or over ceilings, they eventually make their way into living and storage areas. A noxious smell is a signal that trouble brews unseen. The health of your family can be impaired by unchecked microbial growth. Organic structural materials also suffer breakdown as molds and mildew consume the surfaces upon which they live. 

We Find and Remove Trapped Flood Water

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews SERVPRO sends to assist employ sensitive moisture detection equipment. We scan with thermal imaging cameras to locate trapped caches of floodwater, relying on discrepancies in temperature as clues. Once we establish the migration pathways, we get to work releasing, containing, and lawfully disposing of the water. 

Disinfection a Must

SERVPRO crews have at our disposal highly effective and EPA-registered disinfectants and cleaners. These products inhibit the growth of molds and have approved kill rates for the pathogens found in floodwaters. When added to the menu of flood water removal and structural drying we offer, your flood-damaged home remediates to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst offers the skilled technicians, equipment, and products to transform your flood-damaged spaces back to “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (631) 319-1680 round the clock for fast and efficient solutions to storm-related flooding.

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SERVPRO Can Clean the HVAC Systems of Your Fire Damaged Lindenhurst Business Quickly

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Several HVAC units HVAC units can spread smoke and soot throughout your business. Call SERVPRO to restore your business quickly.

Cleaning Up Affected HVAC Systems of Commercial Manufacturing Sites with Fire Damage in Lindenhurst 

Synthetics produce toxic black smoke when burning. This smoke and the oils and other aerosolized gases can permeate any porous materials in your Lindenhurst plant. Your carpeting, paperboard, acoustic tiles, showroom draperies, and wood and concrete structures can continually get dirty from newly deposited particles. Some come from the ceiling, but an HVAC system's ducts can harbor many of these that became trapped during the fire.

When a business in Lindenhurst calls about commercial fire damage, we know that the HVAC system can play a significant role in how permanent our efforts turn out for that specific site. Our building services crew handles the HVAC system's cleaning.

Our restoration team wants to start working on clearing away soot and cleaning up surfaces right away, but we also want a clean environment as we work. A hydroxyl generator can clean smoke and soot contaminants out of the air quickly and does not require waiting for it to take effect. We can work while it is running, unlike ozone generators. To keep your plant's interior free of new soot deposits, our HVAC team also starts working on removing anything inside the ducts.

In some factories, there are locations within the ventilation ducts that cannot come clean with the usual methods. When this occurs, we can still make the system free of contaminants. Sealing the inside of the ducts keeps contaminants from entering your facility. We use an ultra-low volume (ULV) fogger to fill the ducts with aerosolized sealant.

Starting where the air leaves the HVAC system and enters the ducts, we force the fog into the system. Intermittent bursts prevent drips and streaking. Then, beginning at one of the air intake vents, our HVAC technicians direct the sealant inward sporadically. Once done at one vent, we perform the same technique at another. Room temperature air dries the sealant and keeps any further particles from coming loose and entering the air your employees breathe, using only the blower on the lowest setting, 

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst wants everyone to enjoy a clean working environment. We start cleaning as soon as possible, making things safe for ourselves and your employees. Fire damage causes both visible and hidden damage to factories in Wyandanch and Farmingdale, but we are prepared to handle all of it for you. Call us at our 24-hour emergency line, (631) 319-1680, any day of the year.

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How SERVPRO Restorers Recover Amityville Homes and Businesses

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vans in a parking lot. Let us help you get your Amityville community back in order after a devastation.

We will show you all you need to know for your Amityville location.

Establishing and maintaining your reputation in Amityville and its surrounding areas is not something that happens easily. We have worked for years to gain credibility with our customers and showcase our ability to exceed the expectations of our clients for their homes and businesses. We have earned our place among the premier cleaning and restoration companies in the region. In this pursuit for customer loyalty, our entire SERVPRO team has evolved into a restoration service provider that can offer recovery solutions in every niche of our industry. The bulk of our work still falls with water, fire, mold, and storm loss incidents. 

Water

Water loss situations are common threats that often get underestimated and misdiagnosed in their severity. Without sophisticated discovery devices like thermohygrometers and infrared imagery, many Amityville property owners have no real understanding of the spread or saturation of exposed materials and inaccessible areas of their home or business. Our SERVPRO professionals utilize these tools not only to gain a non-invasive understanding of the spread of water effects throughout a property but also to check our progress and verify successes once we believe drying has been completed.

Specific materials are most at risk from exposure to standing water and spreading moisture. Water damage in Amityville homes can often concentrate on areas like your drywall and wood flooring, allowing both of these materials to absorb substantial volumes until they swell, distort, and deteriorate. We have drying mats and other specialized tools that can help to protect these elements when possible.

Improper drying is a situation our professionals often address in Amityville homes after unprofessional and unlicensed restoration work has taken place. We can quickly identify lingering concerns and work with our powerful drying tools and antimicrobial solution to both restore the damage and work to limit the possibility of mold growth. 

Fire

The recovery of fire loss incidents cannot often happen as quickly as they occurred in your Amityville home, and that is partially due to the multiple layers of hazardous and threatening effects to contend with spanning the entire property. Our team must address symptoms related to excessive heat, combustion, smoke, and soot, all of which require specialized equipment, products, and practices. 

Because of our extensive training and certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), including accreditations as Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT), we can offer a knowledgeable and confident response to even significant loss incidents that affect Amityville homes. We encourage our fire recovery team to pursue multiple endorsements with the IICRC, as this can provide our customers with technicians that can single-handedly address all symptoms and effects of a recent fire, including water cleanup and structural drying.

Fire damage in Amityville homes and businesses can spread rapidly, posing a risk to the contents of your property. We have a full-service content management division that works independently from the recovery in your house to remove affected items to a safe location nearby. In our care, these removed possessions can get focused cleaning, deodorization, and safe storage in a climate-controlled environment.

Mold 

We consistently strive to be among the premier remediation choices for the entire state of New York, and that starts with addressing the often-widespread mold damage in Amityville properties throughout specific humid points in the year. With many properties constructed with subterranean levels, it can be a challenge for these areas to get adequate sunlight and ventilation required to prevent ideal conditions for mold colonization entirely. Blockwork bleeds moisture over time, especially in the areas most prone to in-ground springs and dampness. 

With tourism a big part of the revenue that the area depends on, you cannot allow your restaurant or store to succumb to excessive humidity, either. While it might be difficult at first to spot colonization in your property, suspecting its presence can be enough to warrant our inspection and testing. You can count on our SERVPRO team to offer genuine and honest assessments and only encourage remediation when mold damage threatens your Amityville structure. 

Many of the homes in the Amityville area got constructed decades ago, and to protect your investments and the original materials, we have specialized approaches for remediation like soda blasting. These machines can remove the organism and kill mold spores without damaging the material hosting the colony. 

Storm

With our positioning against Great South Bay and the whole of the Atlantic Ocean, Amityville homes and businesses remain at nearly constant risk for substantially damaging weather events in every season of the year. From heavy snowfalls to hurricanes, our SERVPRO team has become equipped to handle it with confidence and the full measure of our parental company and nearby franchises when the need arises. 

Flooding is a typical threat following structural storm damage to Amityville properties, and these conditions must be addressed immediately. With a 24-hour emergency line our customers can reach, they are always within moments of getting our professionals mobilized and in route to recover damages and threats to a property – even amid the storm. We arrive with a broad array of extraction tools that we can tailor to the specific depth and severity of standing water on the premises from wet-vacs to gas-powered trash pumps. 

We understand how devastating storms can be to the Amityville area and beyond because we live here too. When disasters strike the coastline, we pull our resources together to help our neighbors return to their homes and businesses to preloss condition in a cost-effective and time-saving way. We intend to minimize our impact on your life and get things back to normal for you as promptly as possible. 

There are multiple types of threats and emergencies that our SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst team have addressed over the years, and we continue to be a constant factor in the lives of those needing premium restoration services. Regardless of how disasters occur, or their severity, we have the personnel and the substantial inventory of recovery and mitigation tools to make it “Like it never even happened.” You can count on us, and our team is available 24/7 by calling (631) 319-1680.

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We Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Lindenhurst

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

bedroom that is covered in smoke and soot damage from a fire You can contact our professionals 24/7. Our fire damage experts are trained in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning.

If Your Home Has One of These, Lack of Maintenance Can Bring Fire Damage to Your Lindenhurst Home

Many homes have fireplaces, and even if used occasionally, the need for regular maintenance is crucial to prevent fire damage. The culprit in many fires of this type is a creosote buildup in the chimney. Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood and is sticky, difficult to remove, and ignites easily. Fortunately, this type of fire loss is preventable with the regular removal of the buildup of combustible materials in the home's chimney and ensuring the damper functions properly.

When SERVPRO technicians clean up fire damage in Lindenhurst homes where the fire originated from the fireplace, they pay special attention to the smoke damage on various surfaces in the house. As fire consumes objects, different types of residues get left behind, and each has its own unique requirements for proper cleansing for the best outcome. 

Smoke Damage Brick is Often Restorable

After a fire loss event, homeowners do not have to resign themselves to living with blackened brickwork around the fireplace. Although unsealed brick is porous, it often has restoration potential upon the application of the correct cleaning methods. While traditional liquid solutions can drive soot deeper into brickwork, professional-grade acid-based cleaners work to release and dissolve the residue for easy wiping away. 

OSHA-Based Training

Using knowledge and methods approved and taught by OSHA, SERVPRO technicians safely turn around fire loss in the home with the expert use of cleaners and techniques to eliminate soot and smoke damage from homes.  

Smoke Odors Eliminated from Carpet

When fire damage occurs in a carpeted room, as hot air expands the smoke and odors get driven into porous objects and carpet is no exception. Fortunately, unless the fibers received damage from charring, the carpet frequently has restoration potential through deep cleaning and odor control methods to return it to its preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is available 24/7 by calling (631) 319-1680 for cleanup and restoration services from fire damage in your home. No matter if the fire loss is small or large, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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What Few People Know About Water Damage Remediation in Amityville

9/8/2019 (Permalink)

pipe water leak Water damage can happen very quickly and become devastating if not dealt with right away. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

Water Damage Amityville – Moving and Storing Contents

Water leaks can cause a great deal of disruption, not to mention damage to flooring, walls, and the contents of a client's home. Many events are relatively small in terms of the amount of water. The client can turn off the main water valve to the home or at least stop the leak before too much water spreads throughout the home. Even with small amounts of water, entire rooms may require water removal and cleaning as well as your contents removed.

SERVPRO crew chiefs have a great deal of experience dealing with water damage events in Amityville. The team understands that the client wants their home restored as fast as possible with minimal disruption. We aim to provide this service and meet the customer's expectations.

Where Should Your Contents be Stored

We prefer to move items after being cleaned and dried to another part of the home. Your contents could be moved to another room or even the garage while restoring your home.  Moving items within the home is the preferred approach since it minimizes the time required to complete the job. Also, there is less chance of damage while in SERVPRO's staging area.

Mats are always laid down on your floors for protection and avoid transferring moisture and soiling to unaffected areas. Furniture is placed on blocks to avoid marking the floor or transferring moisture.

Moving Heavy Items

We often move heavy items to another room. For example, if the water damage is in the kitchen, the fridge may need to be emptied to avoid spillage inside it and moved to a dry location. We use protective floor mats while moving the fridge as well as protecting the floor in the storage location. We make sure that your perishable items are placed back inside the fridge and that the fridge is always plugged in so it can continue doing its job. The same applies to freezers if affected.

SERVPRO looks after all of your needs and returns your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680 for 24/7 serve. We serve the towns of Copiague, Farmingdale, Wyandanch, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Experts Can Save Your Home In Lindenhurst After A Water Damage Disaster

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Tile flooring with water pooling and soaking in “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO Is Lindenhurst’s Water Damage Recovery Choice

Common causes of water loss in Lindenhurst are minor plumbing leaks, appliance malfunctions, tub or sink overflows, and spills. These scenarios are not dramatic, like ruptures of water mains or overland flooding. You might feel as though you should be able to clean up these water events without help, but such an approach is not advisable. Let our experts help to be sure that the crisis is completely averted.

Water Can Migrate in a Short Time
Water damage in your Lindenhurst home is rarely a tidy matter. Liquid water leaked or spilled keeps moving, seeping through cracks and collecting in building cavities. You might believe that mopping up the puddle under a sink or dropping a bath towel on a shower overspray cleans up all the water. Unfortunately, your belief is likely wrong. The proof arises days or weeks later with a whiff of a musty smell signaling mold growth under the cabinet or a collection of dark stains on the ceiling below the bathtub. Training and experience in tracing the migration are why our help is invaluable.

Moisture Meters and Thermal Imaging
Advancements in technology allow Lindenhurst water damage to head towards a full resolution. Dedication is why SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians are experts in using thermal imaging to locate recesses in building cavities where leaked and spilled water collected. Once the trapped water is pinpointed, we choose a technique to release it. Water in a ceiling bulge might need a few weep holes carefully drilled or punched to let the fluid escape. A more substantial cache of water at floor level behind a wall might require a flood cut several inches above the water line to extract it and open the space for drying.

High Efficiency and Specialized Equipment
Bailing out a basement is not practical, which is why SERVPRO invests in submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors. The efficiency of consumer versions is much less, and most households do not have them on hand. You need to purchase and learn to use them at a turbulent time.

We devote ourselves to water damage recovery, why SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst can help residents quickly restore a wet mess to “Like it never even happened.” Call our trained and well-equipped experts at (631) 319-1680 for a successful outcome when water damage is an issue.

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How to Choose The Correct Company For Flood Damage Remediation in Your Amityville Business 

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Treadmills and other exercise equipment along the windows of a room in a fitness gym; dumbells on a rack on the opposite wall Don't let your Amityville gym be shut down forever due to flood damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Faster Recovery when Commercial Flood Damage Affects Your Gym in Amityville

Many health enthusiasts enjoy working out at the local gym. Returning to work at their Amityville job after spending lunch hour exercising becomes a habit for many when patrons can take a shower on-site. However, saving time never means cutting corners when it comes to exposure to microbes that might cause unwanted health effects. Your showering facilities need to meet high standards for cleanliness at all times.

Helping cover all facets that affect your Amityville gym after commercial flood damage includes cleaning shower and locker room facilities to working order. Your own staff only needs to reopen the doors to let patrons in upon our completion of the mitigation and cleaning. We take care of everything else, from cleaning up debris and disinfecting surfaces.

We work with our building services crew members, as well, in providing our customers with the services their commercial buildings require to reach preloss condition again. They work with you on the bulk laundry of towels, robes, and other items, reinstalling ruined flooring, and making necessary repairs to the electrical system. Our specialists work on cleaning vertical surfaces marred by floodwater and pulling ruined materials away from the structure's frame.

We also spend time re-situating your business' furnishings from the wastebaskets at the front desk to laundry baskets between the shower stalls and the changing room area. Anything that helps put your business back together and makes it look and feel “Like it never even happened” means your staff needs to do that much less.

Flooding can also leave behind severely distracting odors. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) understands where the source of these smells hide and uses effective methods to eliminate them. Because locker rooms often have strong odors from different sources, many people typically respond positively to slow-release gels in these areas. Other locations, like the lobby, might respond sufficiently with one-time treatments with a fogger or hydroxyl generator.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst's dedication to our local communities, particularly in Copiague, Farmingdale, and Wyandanch ensure that the effects of flood damage and other disasters are short-lived and felt only temporarily. Call us at (631) 319-1680 when an emergency threatens your business with permanent closure.

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Flooded Crawlspace in Amityville Home? Do Not Ignore It! Contact SERVPRO for Removal and Drying

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Yep, Our Amityville Crawlspace Is Flooded, Hurry Mildred, and Call SERVPRO

What Should You Do When Flood Damage Affects the Crawlspace in Your Amityville Home?

Flood damage often happens with little to no warning, and once it occurs, the removal of the water must follow as fast as possible. In this way, homeowners avoid costly secondary issues such as mold or damage to their building structure. Not to mention, very unpleasant musty odors that can permeate the entire structure if left unchecked.

When SERVPRO handles flood damage to an Amityville crawlspace, our first action is to extract the water. If the levels in the crawlspace are more than a couple of inches deep, we have submersible pumps, so there is no delay in beginning water cleanup efforts. Often a flooded crawlspace is a symptom of a more significant problem allowing water into the area. Our technicians have the training to identify the issue and recommend repairs to remedy the following common reasons crawlspaces flood:

?    Cracked foundation
?    Faulty design in home drainage
?    Faulty sump pump
?    Drainage damaged or not working properly
?    Landscape directing the water into the property

Once water is in the crawlspace, if there is procrastination in the cleanup, the increased humidity and lack of ventilation often create perfect conditions for mold infestations, which can begin as soon as 24-hours after the first water intrusion event.

The goal of SERVPRO technicians is to remove the water and lower the ambient humidity as fast as possible. We accomplish this with our air movers used in tandem with commercial dehumidifiers. After completion of water extraction and drying, we measure the area to ensure humidity levels are below ideal conditions for mold development. It is standard practice for us to clean the walls and other crawlspace areas with an antimicrobial cleaner to inhibit the growth mold colonies further.

Contaminated water from a storm in a crawlspace can result in degraded indoor air quality for the above living quarters of the structure. Often encapsulation, placing poly sheeting to cover the soil in the crawlspace, and a permanently vented dehumidifier can decrease the likelihood of mold growth and structural damage.

Make sure flood damage does not get the upper hand in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680, and our skilled technicians can make the water damage in your home "Like it never even happened."

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How to Make The Best Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Your Lindenhurst Residence

8/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can wreak havoc on all your belongings. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Our Warehouse's Layout Makes Recovering from Fire Damage Easier for Families in Lindenhurst

Part of the problem that families in Lindenhurst experience after a fire involves the contents of their home, and in particular, their most valuable possessions. Objects passed down from earlier generations or other significant people, awards, and mementos are only a fraction of the irreplaceable belongings found in most homes. Restoring as many of these as possible for our customers requires more than equipment and skills – we also need dedicated space to make this possible.

Helping families in Lindenhurst recover from fire damage in a timely manner is possible because of the way we set up our warehouse. The different areas help our skilled technicians use the necessary equipment to work quickly. Containing several different well-defined areas, we can efficiently process the contents of your home. Keeping each stage of the restoration process separate from the other steps helps us eliminate cross-contamination from dust, soot, and other soiling. It also cuts down unproductive repetitiveness that lengthens the time before we could return those belongings to the customer.

A variety of distinct chambers and spaces all help SERVPRO technicians keep track of your items, as well the stage of each item. When you need to know a particular item's location, we can look that up and tell you. The warehouse's layout also helps us manage damaged items that you and your insurance adjuster need to discuss before we continue the cleaning and restoration process. Some adjusters opt to replace to gain the full benefits of new items over others that may have needed replacing in a short time, regardless of the fire's occurrence.

  • A cleaning and deodorization section where our specialists use different methods to remove soot and other soiling typical to fire-damaged contents. We also check for breakage that might have gone undetected previously,
  • an ozone chamber for items that still require some work before we consider them suitable to return to our customer, this area remains enclosed to trap the ozone inside so other areas of the warehouse stay fully functional, 
  • a drying chamber for any wet items that, when first arriving, show no signs of soot, but hold moisture from the firefighters' visit. Items that we clean with wet methods also end up here, to finish the restoration process, 
  • a soiled storage area is the first stop for most items, where we check inventory sheets and ensure that no hazards like liquids leaking or broken, sharp edges exist, and 
  • a cleaned storage space, placed away from the soiled storage area, contains items ready to go back to the customer's home.

Not all contents follow the same path through our warehouse, but SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst knows how to restore your belongings, helping make everything “Like it never even happened,” fast. Call us for fire damage restoration at (631) 319-1680 when your Copiague, Farmingdale, or Wyandanch property needs disaster recovery.

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Our Specialists Discuss The Dangers Of Improper Water Cleanup In Lindenhurst

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Risks Of Improper Water Cleanup In Lindenhurst Homes

As much as our professionals have always encouraged and believed in the competency of our customers and the residents of the Lindenhurst area, the cleanup and drying of a water loss incident is not as straightforward as it may seem. The longer that one of these situations waits for resolution, the worse it becomes. This spreading damage is not always apparent on the surface, however. Often conditions inside of affected and saturated materials are far worse than what the visible portions of the structural elements might suggest.

With the employment of the right equipment and practices, you can accomplish even complex water cleanup in Lindenhurst homes. Failure to adequately dry up damaged areas and materials, however, can lead to more severe consequences. Our SERVPRO professionals have sophisticated equipment to check on the progress of drying efforts throughout mitigation and recovery, which can help to identify moisture pockets and present dampness. There are three primary risks to inadequate cleaning and drying:

Structural Deterioration
Prolonged moisture damage can allow for an almost continual degradation and deterioration of exposed and saturated materials.

Microbial Growth
Another considerable risk of poorly managed water cleanup is the facilitation of mold and microbial growth.

Costlier Recovery
When you combine the first two reasons, and not even addressing your likely need for professional restoration like our SERVPRO team provides, the damage to your home becomes a much costlier situation to recover than it might have been initially.

The better you can understand the risks of improper cleanup, the more prepared you can become to ensure the job gets done the first time correctly. If you are ever in doubt, you can count on our SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst team. We are available 24/7 by calling (631) 319-1680.

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