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SERVPRO Helps Ease the Stress for Lindenhurst Homeowners After Fire Damage

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage on wall and ceiling around window Fires happen, but SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is always ready to begin the restoration process.

What Lindenhurst Homeowners Should Do After A Fire 

Though the hours following a house fire can be among the most stressful and traumatic for families, they are also among the most vital for securing professional restoration for your Lindenhurst property. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced training and years of hands-on experience in fire recovery, making us knowledgeable and confident technicians when every moment counts. Because fire loss effects can continually worsen after extinguishment, quickly getting our professionals to your residence should be a priority. 

Knowing your role in recovering the fire damage in your Lindenhurst home is crucial to ensuring that this same restoration does not cost substantially more than it should. While professional restoration is not always as affordable as many would like, we can work with your insurance company to better understand your coverage options. We can also help you understand the specifics of what your provider is willing to pay and approve regarding cleaning, debris removal, controlled demolition, and mitigation. 

Beause SERVPRO has a comprehensive approach to the restoration and recovery of your property after a fire, there is little that a homeowner must do to protect their home. We can even manage the removal and safekeeping of at-risk personal belongings to ensure that you are not contending with the loss of sentimental possessions that no recovery effort can repair. 

Securing our service is an essential initial step for homeowners to take, and that starts with calling our emergency number. Regardless of the time, you can get in touch with a real person who can notify our fire loss team to mobilize. Within hours, we have boots on the ground, and we are arriving at your home to begin our scoping of the damage and the preliminary mitigation tactics like content management and air quality improvement. 

While you might not always know the best plan after a fire has occurred in your home, you can always expect a full, fast response from our SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst team. We have experience and cutting-edge equipment to make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (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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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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Why Hiring SERVPRO Is Your Best Option After A Fire In Your Amityville Home

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

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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