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Why Hiring SERVPRO Is Your Best Option After A Fire In Your Amityville Home

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Hiring SERVPRO Is Your Best Option After A Fire In Your Amityville Home Call (631) 319-1680 as soon as your property is released by officials so we can assess, plan, and begin abatement.

The Difference Professional  Remediation Makes For Your Fire Damaged Amityville Home

A fire in your Amityville dwelling is a life-changing event. Fear for the safety of your family competes with the confusion and helplessness you feel surveying the extent of the damage. Homeowners do not know which part of the damage to address first, concerned that any attempts they make to fix the situation might make the harm even worse. Our skilled crews have the training and the experience to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire damage in your Amityville home is corrosive, causing progressively more severe destruction the longer it goes unabated. Our technicians prepare to help with your project by attending the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses, mastering effective fire damage mitigation strategies, and the industry’s best practices. Crew members hold multiple certifications including Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT), Odor Control Technician (OCT), and Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT).

Because water damage from fire fighting efforts is present after almost every blaze, SERVPRO’s Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) begin the remediation process. Water damage is equally as devastating to your home as fire damage, and removing water first is an important safety requirement. Extracting the water and drying the structure, minimizing slip and fall and electric shock potential as other fire damage cleanup proceeds.

Our team is familiar with the range of different types of sooty deposits likely on surfaces. SERVPRO service vehicles stock tools and products to manage the residues in your dwelling. We expect to match more than one kind of soot with the most effective strategy as the soiling varies space to space depending on the fuels burned. Ashy soot from a hot, fast wood or paper blaze vacuums and dry sponges away. Kitchen fires produce protein-based soot that is nearly invisible but clings tenaciously to all surfaces. Solvents and abrasive tools release the coating, and deodorization is crucial as this type of residue is highly odiferous.

Electrical fires and smoldering fabric or padding lay down a thick, sticky type of soot that requires agitation and a cleaner with surfactants and wetting agents to loosen. SERVPRO technicians select the appropriate approach for each kind of damage, avoiding smearing and grinding in the residues.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst offers both trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to remediate fire damage. Call (631) 319-1680 as soon as your property is released by officials so we can assess, plan, and begin abatement.

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Amityville Water Loss Mitigation Means a Call to SERVPRO

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Amityville Water Loss Mitigation Means a Call to SERVPRO SERVPRO's Advanced Detection Equipment Can Help to Mitigate Water Damage in Amityville Properties

Fast Drying Solutions for Damp Amityville Basements  

As a part of the Long Island area, Amityville residents are all too familiar with the damp and moist conditions common to basements and cellars. Regardless of the time of year, and even without situations like flooding, this lower level of the property can still end up damaged without the appropriate response from qualified professionals. Our team has the expertise to address not only the immediate effects of this situation but also the source of the moisture and dampness to prevent recurrences in the immediate future.  

Persistent moisture can lead to secondary harm like microbial growth on top of the water damage that your Amityville home can experience. In many cases, homeowners are unaware of how severe the situation has become due to the light foot traffic that basements and cellars can often receive. Once the damp conditions get discovered, it can often be after mold has started to form or structural and material degradation has already started to take root.  

Our SERVPRO professionals have multiple options for fast drying solutions in damp basements. The more efficiently that our team can address moisture and dampness, the less likely conditions like mold growth, foul odors, and weakening materials can persist. Often this process must begin with a full inspection of the affected areas, including the use of our moisture readers, detection tools, and thermal or infrared imagery. These can identify moisture pockets that exist out of sight to indicate sources of damage as well as where focused drying efforts are necessary. We can also suggest means of preventing future damp conditions in your basement.

Also, our SERVPRO team arrives with multiple high-velocity air movers, desiccant dehumidifiers, and even Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidification units to begin pulling moisture out of the environment quickly and consistently. We monitor the success of these drying efforts with our thermal imagery cameras and moisture content readers. We establish a baseline moisture content level, and when that is achieved, the area can be considered dry.

Wet basements are more familiar to the area then many homeowners might believe. There can be significant consequences to allowing this moisture to persist, damage to your structure, and potential health effects can be enough to reach out to our SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst rapid response team. If you want to make water damage “Like it never even happened,” call (631) 319-1680.

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