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

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooded Crawlspace in Amityville Home? Do Not Ignore It! Contact SERVPRO for Removal and Drying 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 How to Make The Best Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Your Lindenhurst Residence 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)

Water Damage Our Specialists Discuss The Dangers Of Improper Water Cleanup In Lindenhurst We are available 24/7 by calling (631) 319-1680.

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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Why SERVPRO Uses Advanced Equipment to Fight Mold Damage in Affected Lindenhurst Homes

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO Uses Advanced Equipment to Fight Mold Damage in Affected Lindenhurst Homes Let us fight your Lindenhurst mold issues.

SERVPRO knows how to knock mold right out!

Presence of mold colonies in a house can pose health risks and contribute to the deterioration of the structure, among other things. Tracing the source of the infestation and cleaning out the mold debris is essential for the restoration process, but it can be time-consuming or challenging depending on the extent of the infestation. Using advanced equipment to manage different aspects of the damage helps.

Apart from infestations that develop after the incidence of water loss, other cases of mold damage affecting Lindenhurst homes indicate an underlying moisture problem. Failure to fix such a problem can lead to recurrence even after cleaning all the mold colonies. Advanced moisture detection equipment help in the tracing of moisture in materials, ensuring that steps to dry them can be taken. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters, moisture sensors with probes, and even thermal cameras to trace wet areas. We also fix minor leaks to cut the moisture supply.

Mold produces considerable debris from the multiplication of spores and the deterioration of the materials that it affects. Such debris can transfer from the affected areas to other parts of the house as people move in and out or through air currents. Creating physical barriers between the affected areas and the rest of the house using plastic sheets can help, but it might not be sufficient. Using sophisticated equipment such as negative air pressure systems offers a guarantee against debris transfer. SERVPRO technicians use negative air exhaust fans and negative air fan scrubbers with HEPA filtration to manage debris during the restoration process.

Mold is associated with a musty smell that can make your home feel uncomfortable. The smell develops from the chemical reactions that occur during the development of mold colonies. In case of severe infestations, the smell might linger even after cleaning all traces of mold necessitating specific deodorization steps. Our SERVPRO technicians use a wide variety of equipment to deal with odor problems, including:

Air Scrubbers

Venting Box Fans

Dry Fogging Equipment

Wet Fogging Equipment

For proper remediation of mold issues in Amityville, Copiague, and Farmingdale, call SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst to assist. You can reach us any time at (631) 319-1680. Our advanced equipment helps handle any aspect of the damage "Like it never even happened."

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Don’t Tackle Flood Damage to Your Amityville Business Alone

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don’t Tackle Flood Damage to Your Amityville Business Alone Flood damage remediation in your Amityville business can be tiresome. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Prepare for Commercial Flood Damage in Amityville

It is rare for an Amityville business to be more than a few thousand feet away from a waterway. Positioned between Great South Bay and South Oyster Bay, the coastline, rivers, and canals of the village are nearby most commercial buildings, with Narrasketuck Creek on the west, Wood’s Creek to the east, and the Amityville River in the center. As sea levels rise, the potential of flooding for restaurants, yacht clubs, and boat supply vendors increases.

Prepare your business for possible commercial flood damage in Amityville by taking advantage of our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). Successful businesses have backup plans for all kinds of crises. We offer an opportunity for your shop, dining spot, event center, or another endeavor to partner with our team of disaster remediation experts before the waters rise and the damage occurs.

Customization of SERVPRO’s ERP is a joint effort. We appreciate that the more we know about your business’s physical layout and operations ahead of any flooding loss, the more likely our interventions result in a successful outcome. One of our experienced project managers walks through your premises, sketching your layout and noting the location of utility shut-offs and equipment. We familiarize ourselves on how you conduct your business so we can identify strengths and vulnerabilities if flood damage is imminent. Expect suggestions for ways you can minimize your exposure to severe flood damage by adapting storage, moving or raising equipment, or other personalized recommendations.

You are encouraged to add details by using our mobile app to complete your Emergency Ready Profile. Make it easier for SERVPRO to contact the vendors and contractors who sold you equipment or designed your systems by listing them and their contact information. Expand on your priorities if disaster strikes. Designate trusted employees, family members, or other individuals who can act on your behalf if you are not available at the time of a flooding disaster. Clarify that we are your flood damage recovery company of choice so we can begin with remediation tasks as soon as possible.

Collaborate with us on an ERP so that SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst has access to a concise yet comprehensive digital plan if a flooding loss occurs. Call (631) 319-1680 to set up a no-obligation assessment today.

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Summer Storms Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Amityville Home

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storms Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Amityville Home Count on SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

Significant Amityville Flood Damage Possible During Summer Storms

Now more than ever, residents of coastal areas like those living in Amityville risk flooding of lower levels during summer storms. Sea levels are on the rise around Long Island, increasing the possibility that heavy rain and high winds might combine with storm surge to damage homes. Flooding recovery involves many tasks completed most successfully by professionals with the training and specialized equipment to get the job done fast.

When homeowners in Amityville struggle with flood damage in basements, crawl spaces, or other lower levels in their dwellings, reliable remediation services are critically needed. We invest in the people and the heavy-duty equipment necessary to return homes in our community to preloss condition. Our technicians complete rigorous training sponsored by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC), mastering reconstruction industry best practices in water categorization, containment, and removal as well as structural drying and disinfection. The equipment we employ is state-of-the-art, able to manage large water losses rapidly and thoroughly.

When extreme weather hits your home, water can flood the interior from many sources. Winds and falling trees and structures rip off or crush roofing materials, break windows, and tear away siding, allowing rain to intrude. Flash flooding pushes rainwater across pavement and ground, picking up dirt, chemicals, and human and animal waste. The contaminated water then rushes and seeps in through cracks and porous foundations. The Atlantic Ocean’s waters add to the mix during storm surges, adding highly corrosive salts, minerals, and dangerous debris to flood waters. SERVPRO crews are prepared to help you recover from this amalgam of hazardous substances.

SERVPRO’s experienced project manager assesses the flood damage and devises a plan to remove the contaminated water safely, clean and disinfect surfaces, and dry out the affected spaces. Our technicians put the plan into action immediately as our service vehicles always stock the equipment needed to contain and remove flood waters and dry out the structure. If salt water is a concern, our team employs appropriate flushing procedure to prevent accelerated defibration of wood, rusting of metal, and breakdown of concrete and cinder blocks.

Count on SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (631) 319-1680 to schedule an assessment.

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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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