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What Services are there for Businesses in Need of Water Damage Repairs in Amityville?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

water damage on a concrete floor. SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is ready for all your commercial damage needs.

SERVPRO Operates Flood Restoration for Commercial Spaces and Premises in Amityville

Commercial premises are different from residential properties. It is common, for example, to find that light gauge steel is used in the material assembly of business premises when in most residential properties, we find lumber wood used for framing. Our technicians are specially trained to deal with the unique characteristics of commercial premises. We can help with:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs
  • Water damage remediation

Commercial properties requiring water restoration in Amityville should use a professional, licensed service. Our team has site-specific training in retail environments and premises. This can help us to quickly assess the extent of water intrusion and the quickest ways to overcome it and allow your business to continue as normal.

  • Metal framing features sill channels in U or V shapes that can fill up with water and require draining or drying. 
  • Technicians can drill into the baseboard and through the sill to check if water resides in the channels. 
  • Metal framing can be fully restored to a preloss condition for any category of water intrusion. 
  • injecti-dry systems can generate air circulation within wall voids

Use a business-specific company for your restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst for water restoration at (631) 319-1680.

When is a Property Dry after Flood Damage in Lindenhurst?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

water damage to flooring with a person outside the window Storms are unpredictable and can take over a property quickly. Call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst for assistance.

SERVPRO Applies Expert Drying and Monitoring Techniques to Residential Properties in Lindenhurst

Measuring the extent of water intrusion following a flood or weather-related incident is essential to restoration. Precise measurements allow technicians to predict the cost of repair accurately. They can also speed up drying times by enabling technicians to adjust the drying process throughout. We use monitoring to assist us with:

  • Flood restoration
  • Burst pipes
  • Leaking roof from storms

The monitoring process improves flood damage restoration in Lindenhurst significantly. It is common for drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to be left on-site overnight or, in severe cases, several days. Technicians can return to your property daily to take hourly meter readings from equipment. These details can help to refine the drying process for your home and increase efficiency through adjustment.

  • Customer equipment forms allow us to leave drying equipment overnight and to monitor their usage remotely. 
  • A monitoring report is taken daily and can be passed on to your insurance adjuster to complete a 'stress-free claim'
  • Monitoring reports typically include moisture content readings of the structure and humidity readings. 

After a flooding emergency, you need an efficient drying plan. Contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst for flood damage restoration at (631) 319-1680.

Why Is Odor Removal So Important After Amityville Water Mitigation?

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

A man holding his nose making a funny face. Odors can develop largely after a water damage. Don't be this guy, call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst.

SERVPRO helps Amityville homes smell good after water mitigation

As anyone who needs water mitigation knows, a little goes a long way. A burst pipe or broken appliance can quickly flood the floor with water.

One vital part of water mitigation in Amityville is odor removal. Even after we have evacuated the water, dried your home and belongings, and disinfected if needed, there can still be a lingering damp odor. SERVPRO understands that damp smells can be very distressing, which is why deodorization is a key part of our process.

We can help you deodorize in many ways:

  • Placing odor-eating pellets in enclosed spaces such as closets.
  • Using spot cleaning to deal with smelly patches on upholstery or cushions.
  • Placing air scrubbers in your home to freshen the whole area.
  • Using ULV fogging to get into the nooks and crannies of your house.

We ensure your home is thoroughly clean and dry before we deodorize. By the time we are finished, your home will look, feel, and smell “Like it never even happened.”

For water mitigation that leaves your home smelling great, call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680.

Why Does Smoke Damage Spread Through a Property in Lindenhurst?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke billowing out of a window. Smoke can devour a property, call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst for assistance today.

SERVPRO is a Fire Damage Restoration Provider that Can Help Remove Smoke Staining from your Lindenhurst Home

Understanding the behavior of smoke and how it affects the structure of your home is an exact science. The materials used in home construction are typically natural materials that produce nitrogen oxides. These are usually in the form of dry powdery smoke deposits. Non-organic materials, which may include adhesives, have sulfur which is typically greasy.

SERVPRO technicians can assist with:

  • Smoke damage 
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damaged homes

One other factor in the fire damage restoration of your Lindenhurst is the number of aerosols released. Aerosols are liquids suspended in smoke and can absorb odor or other particles causing unpleasant smells. The amount of aerosols depends mainly on the fire's temperature and the length of time that the fire was burning.

  • Dry residues typically carry fewer aerosols making standard odor removal procedures like fogging more effective.
  • Wet smokes may contain aerosols from varnishes and other synthetics, are odorous, and generally make contents non-salvageable. 
  • Wet smokes can sometimes be removed using a solvent but must be extensively pre-tested before usage.

Counteracting fire impact relies on a solid understanding of different residue types. Contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst for fire damage restoration technicians at (631) 319-1680.

Why You Need A Versatile Mold Remediation Service In Amityville

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on a white wall Mold can take over before you even know about it. Call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst for assistance.

SERVPRO helps Amityville residents with mold remediation in many areas

Mold growth is a problem that can occur in any home. All mold needs to grow is an organic food source, moisture, darkness, and the correct temperature.

There are many areas where you might mold remediation in your Amityville home. The fungus can grow in the corners of bathrooms and kitchens, in storage areas, books, or even furniture. That is why you need a mold remediation crew that knows how to deal with all mold situations.

SERVPRO has the knowledge and tools to handle all kinds of mold. We can:

  • Use freeze-drying to stop further damage to books.
  • Use media blasting to deal with mold on brickwork or in crawl spaces.
  • Dry brush and HEPA vacuum mold from furniture or walls.
  • Use ultrasonic or hydraulic cleaning to deal with mold on utensils or textiles.

No matter what the mold problem, our technicians will dry the area, so there is less risk of the fungus coming back. We will also deodorize to get rid of that lingering moldy smell.

For a thorough mold remediation service, call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680.

Can You Save Amityville Business Carpets During Stormwater Mitigation?

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

A green road sign that says Amityville Like our towns broad history, SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst has a broad variety of ways to assist a property after water damage.

Helping Amityville business owners handle stormwater mitigation

Amityville needs no introduction – the name has become synonymous with the novel, The Amityville Horror, and the movie of the same name. The book's author, Jay Anson, maintains that it was based on the Lutz family's true story and the supernatural hauntings that plagued them in their village home.

Whether you believe the story or not, there is no doubt that the Lutz's former home is a popular tourist destination! The house is an imposing Dutch Colonial style, with five bedrooms and its own boathouse just off Long Island Sound. Many people do not realize that the home in Amityville is not the one from the famous horror movie. That home is in New Jersey – filmmakers had to go there because Amityville authorities would not allow them to film the actual house.

The house has attracted so much tourist interest that its former owners, James, and Barbara Cromarty, changed its address from 112 Ocean Avenue to 108 Ocean Avenue in the hope of discouraging the hordes of visitors who came to the village wanting to see the house. You can, of course, still view the house from the outside today, but you are unlikely to find any ghosts – several people have owned it since the Lutz's lived there, and all reported no paranormal activity.

Explore the weird and wonderful in Amityville

As you can imagine, Amityville's history has made it popular with those looking for something a little off the beaten track. If you want to try something different in and around Amityville, be sure to check out:

  • Amityville Psychic & Medium Center is the place to go if you are interested in psychic readings. Visit this quaint little store in the village to ask about your life, love, or career.
  • Amityville Apothecary is a delightfully bohemian shop where you can purchase crystals, oils, incense, books, and much more. You can also take classes in many topics such as healing or astrology.
  • Darkness Rising is a haunted house near Amityville, and many visitors have called it one of the scariest haunted houses they've been to. From zombies to ghosts to aliens, you never know what you might encounter here. It is not for the faint of heart!

Of course, Amityville is not only about hauntings and other spooky things. It is also a vibrant and friendly Long Island community that is ideal for exploring Long Island's beautiful beaches and countryside. Amityville beach is only open to residents, but there are many lovely beaches in the area. The village also has a beautiful green space named Pearsall Park, which is near the road yet offers a green, lush place to stop for a picnic or a walk.

What happens to business carpets during stormwater mitigation?

Stormwater can quickly soak a business premises and leave it in need of professional water damage cleaning. SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated franchise that is here to help Amityville businesses after a storm.

Unfortunately, it is not usually possible to save carpets after a storm. Stormwater carries the risk of contamination from microbes or even sewage or animal carcasses. SERVPRO cannot save the carpet, but we can help by:

  • Safely removing and disposing of carpets.
  • Evacuating stormwater and drying out your business.
  • Carrying out antimicrobial treatments. 
  • Deodorizing your premises.

For help getting your business back on track after a storm, call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680.

Facing Challenges Handling Flood Water in Your Lindenhurst Property?

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

floodwaters overtaking white house It's that time of the year...spring storms. Call SERVPRO for any storm and flood damage you encounter.

Call SERVPRO to Help Manage Flooding Removal Conveniently 

In most cases, the floodwaters inundating your house dissipate once the water outside the structure recedes. However, such ideal outcomes may not always happen, necessitating other removal processes.

Flood water removal from Lindenhurst properties is challenging because it involves more than just moving water. Floodwaters usually have deposits like mud and silt, which can hinder regular extraction efforts. The water also contains various hazardous materials, including biohazards and chemicals, so disposing of it randomly after extraction is not viable.

SERVPRO helps ease the water removal process by tackling all the challenging aspects of the process, including:

  • Availing specialized extract equipment such as self-priming trash pumps
  • Identifying the appropriate disposal point onsite or offsite
  • Cleaning up the areas affected by the floodwaters

After removing water from the property, additional steps such as decontamination and deodorization are necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered, broad-spectrum disinfectants around the property to remove contaminants. We also remove offensive odors within the property using various methods, including ULV fogging, which helps spread odor counteractants to all affected areas.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst has sufficient experience handling flood water removal. Call us at (631) 319-1680 for timely assistance.

Facing Challenges during Fire and Smoke Removal?

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

heavy smoke surrounding smoke detector Looks like this is a job for SERVPRO!

For Convenience during Fire Restoration of Your Lindenhurst Home Call SERVPRO

After a fire incident at your home, you have to address the inconvenience of residues and odor to ensure a comfortable stay. You might face unexpected challenges that might limit the effectiveness of your removal efforts.

Some of the typical reasons you might face challenges when attempting fire and smoke removal from your Lindenhurst home include:

  • Using the wrong equipment to resolve the issue
  • Improper handling of soiled materials
  • Incorrect classification of residues

SERVPRO technicians tackle cleanup and other residue removal processes conveniently through preparation. We establish which tasks the tools we have in our collection are best suited to accomplish. For instance, when cleaning fabrics or upholstery items, we understand that upholstery machines do not have filter systems for dry soils, so we do not use them to vacuum soiled fabrics. Wiping the materials with dry cleaning sponges before vacuuming also helps remove dust, pet hair, and soot.

Since cleaning is not feasible for some materials, it is necessary to identify and remove such materials. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians replace the top layers of insulation from walls to eliminate soot residues and odor from wall cavities.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst responds to any fire and smoke removal challenge you might face. Call us at (631) 319-1680.

What Impact Does Fire Have on a Property?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage on wall Even small fires cause a lot of stress. SERVPRO is ready and available to restore your home.

SERVPRO Can Reduce the Impact of Fire on your Amityville Home Using Professional Restoration Techniques

Fires are traumatic events. They can often threaten the safety of you or your family. Once the flames are extinguished, disruption to your life continues as you seek to repair or restore the home. The types of damage most commonly associated with fire are physical, smoke staining, and odor. 

Our team is experts at performing fire restoration here in Amityville. We have experience dealing with odors, structure & contents cleaning, and repair of damaged contents. SERVPRO provides technicians with the equipment they need to return a home to its preloss condition. We can often restore contents to prevent you from having to seek out expensive replacements. 

  • Immersion cleaners use ultrasonic soundwaves to agitate soiling on non-porous items like high-value ornaments or drapery rods. 
  • Our carpet cleaning services have a tiered approach tailored to the type and severity of damages in your home. 
  • We can thoroughly deodorize your home and contents to remove any unpleasant odors caused by fire. 

Restoring items is more cost and time effective than replacing them. Contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst for fire restoration at (631) 319-1680.

Worried About Uncertain Outcomes of Water Restoration?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged wood sub-floor SERVPRO has the equipment to measure moisture in your home and determine the best drying standards.

SERVPRO Uses Procedural Approaches for Quantifiable Restoration of Amityville Properties

After water leaks into your home and you start mitigation processes such as mopping off standing water and airing the premises, you might not be sure whether these steps are beneficial. Although professional water restorers may follow similar approaches when restoring a property, specific evaluation techniques are applied to gauge effectiveness.

Assessing the level of water ingression is essential before attempting water restoration in your Amityville property. Having an accurate estimate helps in setting realistic drying goals and also ensures there is sufficient restoration equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians use several approaches to get the correct assessments, including:

  • Measuring humidity levels in indoor air using hygrometers
  • Measuring the depth of pooling water
  • Checking moisture content in affected materials

Ascertaining moisture content in materials is the most challenging aspect since materials differ in their physical composition. For wood, it is easy to determine moisture levels using moisture meters and translate the results. For instance, a reading of 10% moisture content in wood means that in 100 pounds of wood, there are 10 pounds of water. For non-wood materials, there is a relative scale. With such tools, our technicians can provide accurate estimates.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst can provide precise projections of the outcomes to expect from water restoration. Call us at (631) 319-1680.