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Trust SERVPRO Water Damage Mitigation Restoration Services for Your Residence or Place of Business in Amityville

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Here is Why Amityville Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Mitigation

Dealing with water incidents at your home or business can sometimes require expensive or technical equipment. We have a combined knowledge and experience base that spans over forty years in water restoration services. Our teams work in substantial loss recovery and storm damages across the country as well as here in Long Island. As such, there is no job too big or too small for SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. If you are a resident or a business owner in Long Island in need of water removal, water damage restoration, storm damage, or water cleanup, contact us today.

Water Removal
At some point in your life as a homeowner, you may need professional water removal services in Amityville to get your house back in order with minimum expense. Our team of trained servicemen and women at SERVPRO can help to limit losses by acting fast to negate the effects of water on the structure and contents of your home. Using innovative techniques, we can remove not only excess moisture but also prevent unnecessary damages from occurring. Sometimes, we can restore a property without causing further abrasive harm to items like carpets, floorboards, and contents.

One non-invasive technique for drying floors is by using flat lay drying or large 6-mil thick poly sheets. Flatlay drying may be useful in situations where flooring is exposed to moisture for less than 72 hours. This method does not require the removal of floorboards or clearing of the affected area before use. We find that Amityville homeowners can benefit from the convenience of non-invasive drying techniques, which can also cause less damage to the surrounding area from a spill and less inconvenience to a homeowner.

Flatlay drying works on the principle of creating a smaller, contained drying area within the affected structure. SERVPRO technicians seal the affected area using waterproof tape and plastic sheeting. In effect, we create a "tent" that reduces the treatment area while also limiting the circulation of excess moisture to other areas of the structurer. We can then fit a rapid air mover with a hose inside the smaller drying zone. Doing so allows us to decrease drying times and gain greater control over psychrometrics- the balance of temperature, moisture, and air. At SERVPRO, our restoration services are focused on providing techniques that suit each individual job-site, and each Amityville homeowner.

Water Cleanup
Restoration services like ours offer water cleanup for Amityville residents that encompass both drying and damage prevention. Moisture contains microbes that, without proper cleaning, can deteriorate into serious property issues like mold growth, rot, or malodors. When water is spilled in your home, it not only introduces microbes into the affected area but also interacts with soiling that may have been unnoticeable previously. SERVPRO restoration services can dry your property thoroughly while cleaning and disinfecting the area.

Areas that may be of particular concern to Amityville homeowners could be carpets, which, after exposure to moisture, can cause the fibers to become flat or lifeless. SERVPRO has a full-range of topical treatments for carpets that can help to enhance fibers, and most can be applied to both wet and dry fabrics. Usually, when applying topical treatments, your SERVPRO technician can mix in deodorants as well as anti-microbial treatments to further protect your home.

Valuable fabrics in the property may be only suitable for dry-cleaning. SERVPRO can use solvent-based topical treatments like Upholstery and Carpet Guard Plus to dry-clean only fabrics or on natural fabrics to reduce drying times for Amityville homeowners. Our water-based topical treatments cover leather, vinyl, rubber, and plastic as well as water-safe fabrics. SERVPRO can also apply fire-retardants for synthetic or natural fibers. Whatever items you may have in your home during a water-related emergency, we have the correct treatments and cleaners to bring your Amityville home back to a preloss condition. For atypical drying, we can recommend a third-party to ensure our customers receive the best service possible.

Water Damage
You may require restoration services for water damage in your Amityville home after large quantities of water have entered, or there is a fault with your internal plumbing and appliances. These situations can deteriorate quickly without due care and attention, especially when fabrics or contents are affected.

In some cases, a longstanding water issue may only become apparent at a later stage. You may notice yellowing, odor, or discoloration of paintwork. You should always seek a responsible restoration service to address the immediate damages and prevent further harm.

SERVPRO technicians are equipped to remove large quantities of water from the home as well as providing vital cleaning and drying services. The most effective method of limiting damages is by drying a structure using extractors, air-movers, and dehumidification equipment. However, once immediate damage risks are under control, SERVPRO can provide a resolute cleaning plan to get your Amityville home back to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." Our service trucks are equipped with both machinery and cleaning chemicals to cover all aspects of the water restoration service. Trained in the best practices and guidelines of the IICRC--Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, assures our customers of top-tier services.

Reversing staining or soiling can be achieved using efficient cleaning equipment alongside specialized chemical cleaning agents. SERVPRO technicians are adept at finding the right cleaning solution for each problem they encounter. Carpets can be shampooed, treated, and then mechanically cleaned using rotary floor machines. This equipment can also be applied to non-fabric flooring to ensure any residual staining left behind by water is fully restored.

Storm Damage
Storm damage in your Amityville home can strike at any time, causing excessive flooding. These scenarios can often become complicated by the contamination levels of floodwater, which is known in restoration services as a Black Water emergency. SERVPRO is a fully-licensed black water restorer and can perform the steps required to return your home to a clean, safe environment that is free from harmful human pathogens up to the disinfection level. You can contact us on our twenty four hour emergency line to arrange a service as soon as possible after flooding.

The complications arising from water contamination can result in elements of structure, carpeting, contents, and valuables becoming infected with potentially harmful substances. These substances may include raw sewage, animal carcass, herbicides as well as pesticides. Unfortunately, in many cases, items of the home need to be replaced to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Items that are primarily affected are those made from porous materials such as drywall, fabrics, wall-paper, carpeting, and some furnishings.

Porous items are more susceptible to irreparable damage because they can absorb contaminants in moisture. SERVPRO can perform controlled demolitions of structural components like drywall during the restoration service. These items must be sealed inside biohazardous waste bags and disposed of in a proper waste facility. We can then disinfect the remaining areas of the home using industrial cleaners before replacing infected materials with new, clean materials. Our restoration service incorporates deodorization of the home to tackle any lingering malodors that remain.

If your home is a victim of water emergencies related to flooding, water damage, and water cleanup, or you require water removal service, contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680 today.

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Suffering From Water Damage in Your Lindenhurst Home?

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

water damage in a kitchen When water damages any of the rooms in your house, Call SERVPRO for help.

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Disasters in Lindenhurst

If you live with adjoining neighbors, you are at risk of potential water damage within your Lindenhurst home, apartment, or condo. The last thing that you expect when you leave in the morning is to return to a wet home, but SERVPRO can help.

When you experience water damage in your Lindenhurst property, it is best to call the professionals as soon as possible. Water may come in through a broken pipe above or dribbling from a bathroom in the unit next door. These issues can cause damage in the form of water-stained ceilings, moisture behind the baseboards, and warped flooring.

Act Immediately

Mold spores are everywhere, which can make them challenging to eliminate. While they are harmless when inactive, their omnipresence is activated when excessive moisture enters the equation. These spores transform from harmless to potentially dangerous, leading to the cause of a range of health effects. If your home encounters water damage, get help from the professionals as soon as possible. SERVPRO technicians can get to work before microbial growth starts to take hold.

Once you call SERVPRO for water damage help, we deploy our trained technicians right away. We have certification through the IICRC (Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification), and our team is ready to get to work returning your living space to the preloss state.

After arrival, our team uses thermal imaging camera technology to detect any water pockets from the leak to help determine all areas for remediation. We can remove baseboards and cabinets to access the wall cavities for drying . Our technicians then remove any damaged ceiling tiles or drywall impacted by water. We can also remove damaged insulation that may be present within the walls or ceiling.

Following the initial detection phase, we bring drying equipment into the home. Technology such as air blasting tubes, ventilation fans, air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters help to dry out the excess moisture. After drying is complete, we validate with meters and an inspection that our drying goals have been achieved. This is crucial to help the proliferation of mold or continuing material degradation.

Call SERVPRO of Amityville/Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680 so that we can treat your water damage needs. Our staff is available 24/7 to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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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 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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Amityville Water Loss Mitigation Means a Call to SERVPRO

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

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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