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Coram Residents Need Skilled Odor Removal with Fire Damage Restorations

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering the furniture and walls Fire can create soot and debris in your home. Contact team SERVPRO to effectively clean up the fire damage. Our team is standing by 24/7 for you.

SERVPRO Covers All Bases on Fire Damage When Restoring Your Coram Home

When faced with fire damage, smoke odors remain some of the most challenging areas to address. Fire damaged homes often require various strategies that start right off when mitigation begins. Smoke particles can penetrate fabrics and other porous materials while also migrating into other areas of your home via the HVAC system. SERVPRO follows early mitigation protocols for smoke odor removal during house fire cleanup to be proactive during the project.

Debris removal is one of the most fundamental steps during a fire damage project in Coram. Any charred bits of contents and building materials can generate immense soot damage and odors. By carefully disposing of all this debris, it helps limit lingering smoke odors throughout the work zones.

SERVPRO employs a variety of odor counteractant products during each project while working to restore your fire-damaged interior. All proactive measures help to speed up the project with the help of:

  • Careful surface cleaning using wet or dry methods
  • Odor counteracting beads or granules
  • Thermal Fogging equipment
  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration
  • Hydroxyl generators

With many fire emergencies where smoke spreads far and wide throughout the home, SERVPRO odor control technicians (OCT) must place units in multiple areas to achieve neutralization. We also consider the nature of the materials burned to determine the right equipment and products to handle the job.

We repair versus replace whenever possible, which means we may seal walls and ductwork to keep smoke odors at bay. Depending on each situation, our crew may also use soda or dry ice blasting to remove charring on wall studs. Before we finish any project, we make sure there is no lingering foul odor as a reminder of the fire, and everything is “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Patchogue is available 24/7 to help with fire damage to your property. You can reach us for emergency service by dialing (631) 924-1801.

Hire Water Damage Restoration Pros for Your Patchogue Business

1/16/2022 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with water marks everywhere Water damage can literally shut down your business. Don’t ignore the situation and take action towards preventing secondary damages. Call 24/7.

Use SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration in Your Patchogue Commercial Space

Any emergency at your commercial property in Patchogue can cost you time and money. When you have a water-related incident, you need skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) that know how to formulate a smart plan and get to work as soon as possible. The more prolonged moisture is left to fester, the more secondary damage sets in, thus raising restoration costs. SERVPRO follows proven protocols to remove water and address any damage that calls for reconstruction.

Skip DIY and Go with Proven Methods

DIY may sound like a good idea for a small water damage project. However, when you call SERVPRO to address your commercial water damage in Patchogue, we understand all of the following:

  • The ways that water and moisture impact various materials throughout your building
  • The best equipment to use to pull up standing water, regardless of the space or water level
  • The proper steps for determining drying goals
  • The keys for drying your contents and structure
  • The appropriate way to position and adjust air movers and dehumidifiers

If the commercial project we get called to involves copious amounts of standing water, we usually employ truck-mounted extractors or portable pumps. Our truck-mounted vacuum unit helps remove thousands of gallons of water in a short period, which is key to any drying process. Our submersible pumps are great for getting into challenging spaces and handling deep pockets of water.

No matter the kind of business you have, downtime from water emergencies is costly. SERVPRO works fast, often keeping your business open with our mitigation and containment efforts so that daily operations may continue. The goal is to try and repair versus replace and limit the cost for your overall water damage restoration project. 

There is a reason why SERVPRO of Patchogue is a trusted name when it comes to handling water damage and the associated restoration you need. Call us at (631) 924-1801 to deploy our Green Fleet to your business!

Patchogue Residents Deserve a Caring, Efficient Team for Fire Damage Restoration

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

“Call us 24/7” Our team of experts is standing by 24/7 to assist you with fire damage. Call us at (631) 924-1801.

SERVPRO Know How Hard Fire Damage Impacts Patchogue Homeowners – We are Here 24/7 for Skilled Restoration Services!

In a report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a structure fire gets reported every 45 seconds. As a Patchogue homeowner, even a small fire in your kitchen can pose a problem in terms of costly damage and stubborn smoke smells. SERVPRO mobilizes within hours of your call so that we can get started on an assessment. We work to ensure no lingering odors get left behind while taking care of cleaning your contents, making everything “Like it never even happened.”

House fire cleanup and deodorization are two critical factors for any fire damage restoration project we handle in Patchogue. Beyond the impact of the flames and smoke, intense, lingering odors could hang around for a long time. Smoke and soot can meander throughout your property, settling in crevices and cracks – even in areas far away from where the blaze occurred. SERVPRO’s fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) have the training and methods to get the job done correctly so you can get back to life as usual.

Why let SERVPRO handle fire damage and odor control?

Because the longer that your home sits without restoration efforts, the more difficult it is to salvage your contents and materials. Even if some elements like your HVAC system, light fixtures, and appliances seem to be untouched, there could be soot deposits wreaking havoc.

  • Once our Green Fleet arrives on the scene and the first responders give the green light for re-entry, our crew chief begins the assessment. 
  • All unsalvageable materials, contents, and charred debris gets safely disposed of.
  • Water removal services and drying begin if any standing water or chemicals are present from fighting the fire.
  • Controlled demolition gets done to replace any unsalvageable building materials with brand new materials.
  • Meticulous cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing help wrap up the project, leaving your home like-new once again.

Why SERVPRO of Patchogue for fire damage restoration? We are locally owned and operated, staffed by a team that cares about getting our residents the results they deserve. Reach us 24/7 at (631) 924-1801.

Handling Flood Damage at Your Selden Commercial Property is Easier with Professional Assistance

12/24/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in a flooded room Regardless of what caused flood damage on your property, SERVPRO is just a call away.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Restore Your Selden Business After Flooding and Water Damage Occurs

Discovering a water emergency at our Selden business is never pleasant, and you will have a lot of ground to cover throughout the cleanup process. Unexpected damage could impact more than your commercial building. Whenever you have a sprinkler system malfunction, burst pipes, or outside water coming in from a storm, your business gets put on hold. The last thing you want is a lot of employee downtime that could start to hurt your bottom line. This is where skilled restoration from SERVPRO comes in handy!

But, what should you do after discovering flood damage in your Selden commercial property? These are some of the steps that we want all of our area business owners to know:

  • Safety First – Ensuring the building is safe, from electrical hazards to contaminated water, is the first order of business. SERVPRO will assess the floodwater infiltration and work to ensure everything is safe for cleanup and restoration to begin.
  • Stop the Water Source – We pinpoint the source of flooding to address it as quickly as possible. This includes turning off water valves, containing outside water infiltration, or working to tarp a damaged roof. 
  • Documentation – Inventory, pictures of standing water, and taking care of paperwork are all elements that help your claim go as smoothly as possible. SERVPRO is happy to act as your liaison with your business insurance provider.
  • Water Removal Services – We use whatever tools necessary to safely and efficiently remove water, including mops, squeegees, wet/dry vacuums, submersible pumps, and truck-mounted extractors. 
  • Dehumidification – Restoring relative humidity (RH) and drying all excess moisture is crucial for the water restoration process. We use moisture detection tools to ensure no moisture gets left behind. 

When it comes to commercial flood damage, SERVPRO of Patchogue has fast water removal, drying, controlled demolition, and sanitizing to make your business “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (631) 924-1801 to have a team dispatched.

How Can I Prevent Burst Pipes from Occurring in Patchogue During the Winter?

12/19/2021 (Permalink)

“Frozen pipes? SERVPRO can help!” SERVPRO is Here to Help with any of your winter storm damage needs. Just give us a call at (631) 924-1801.

SERVPRO Can Provide Water Damage Repairs in Patchogue

In the restoration industry, insurance claims vary based on what season it is. During the summer and warmer months, storms and fires prove to be major causes of property damage. But in the winter, pipes freezing and breaking become a significant cause of issues with your home. If water in your pipes freezes, the moisture will expand while your pipes will not, which could cause them to burst.

When trying to prevent frozen pipes and ice damming in Patchogue, there are several steps you can take. Once the temperatures outside start dropping in the fall season, it is a good idea to take winterization steps to prevent pipes from freezing. 

One way to prevent pipes from freezing is to make sure that your water pipes stay warm so that the H2O inside them does not get below freezing. You can keep your lines warm by insulating them with foam pipe insulation, especially where the pipes contact cool moving air. If the insulation does not seem enough, you can wrap your pipes with UL-endorsed heater tape. The tape plugs into a wall outlet, and the thermostat prevents it from getting too hot. You could also use a thermal convection-powered hot water recirculation valve that keeps warm water circulating through your pipes without using any power.

However, if your efforts do not seem to work and you still find your pipes freezing and breaking, SERVPRO can help. Our highly trained team of experts is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program. We have access to some of the industry's most advanced technology, and we can provide fast 24/7 service. We respond quickly and provide you with the following services:

  • Emergency Response for Water Damages
  • Basement Flooding Restoration
  • Remediation after Pipes Burst
  • Water Removal

If you have a water leak during a cold day despite your prevention efforts, call SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801. 

How Essential Are Specialized Equipment in Resolving Fire and Smoke Damage in Patchogue Homes?

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

chandeliers hanging SERVPRO provides ultrasonic cleaning in Patchogue to restore smoke and fire damaged delicate items like chandeliers and knick-knacks

SERVPRO Uses Ultrasonic Machines for Enhanced Immersion Cleaning Removing Fire Residues from Contents

Some fire and smoke residues require potent cleaning power for efficient removal. In other situations, the items involved add unnecessary levels of tediousness to the cleaning task. For instance, the uneven surfaces of crystal chandeliers mean tediously cleaning every piece by hand. Utensils and other contents might present similar challenges.

One way to ease cleanup when restoring fire and smoke damage in Patchogue properties is by using efficient immersion cleaning methods. Ultrasonic cleaning is one such option since it is highly effective and also eliminates the need to disassemble items such as chandeliers, thus lightening the workload. Our SERVPRO technicians dip the soiled items into the ultrasonic machines, where ultrasonic vibrations help agitate the soils accumulating on their surfaces.

Ultrasonic cleaning presents several unique advantages like:

  • Better control over cleaning solution amounts used
  • Different cleaning techniques like saturating, spraying, or immersion
  • Better agitation that relies on the implosion of millions of tiny bubbles--CAVITATION

Many times, cleaning soot and other fire residues takes more than just sufficient agitation and the right cleaning agents. For instance, stains on glass or thick and oily residues may not come off surfaces as easily as you might expect. For such tough cleaning tasks, all elements of cleaning must be maximized for satisfactory outcomes.

The four elements of cleaning are:

  • Time
  • Agitation
  • Chemical action
  • Temperature

You already know about the effectiveness of ultrasonic systems in agitating soiled contents. However, the machines also help our SERVPRO technicians maximize the other elements of cleaning. For instance, we can optimize the amounts of cleaning solutions used for the best chemical action. The machines also maintain the appropriate temperature during cleaning and also ensure the process is properly timed.

SERVPRO of Patchogue uses state-of-the-art equipment to resolve various forms of fire and smoke damage. Call us at (631) 924-1801 to help you address any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

What Essential Qualities Should One Consider When Choosing Mold Removal Companies in Coran?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

white mold on rafters If you discover mold in the crawlspace of your Coram home, call SERVPRO for professional remediation

SERVPRO Provides Highly Trained Technicians Who Use Simple or Advanced Remediation Methods

Defeating a mold problem in your property can be challenging. Mold is caused by factors like moisture exposure to organic materials. However, the remediation process may require other actions apart from drying moisture. Hiring a professional to help resolve the issue in your Coram home is one viable solution.

Although involving mold removal companies helps Coram homeowners deal with contamination better, it also presents its own set of challenges. Some may overpromise, while others might exaggerate the problem. The essential thing is to find a company like SERVPRO that can deal with the issue objectively and cost-effectively.

The main considerations that can help ease your decision-making include checking whether:

  • A company has technicians trained in microbial remediation procedures
  • A company has sophisticated mold remediation equipment
  • The company has a positive reputation for adhering to best practices

Specialized training in applied microbial remediation procedures helps ensure the work crews use the right removal procedures and observe all necessary safety protocols, including setting up containment since mold exposure can cause health effects to house occupants. SERVPRO avoids invasive procedures that might cause unnecessary structural damage or quick fixes that only suppress the infestation, only for it to recur after some time.

Obtaining such long-term results is possible since SERVPRO uses advanced remediation procedures that clear colonies from surfaces, kill spores, and deodorize the affected areas. Mold causes patches or stains and a musty odor.

The main remediation procedures include:

  • Blast cleaning semi-porous surfaces heavily contaminated by mold colonies
  • Damp-wiping hard surfaces with antimicrobial cleaning products
  • Replacing heavily infested porous materials

SERVPRO of Patchogue is one of the established mold removal companies that strive to deliver long-term results. Call us at (631) 924-1801. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Do Hiring Professionals Reduce or Increase the Cost of Flood Damage Management in Patchogue Properties?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in living room, flooded carpet Our skilled SERVPRO techs deploy advanced equipment to extract the standing water and mitigate the water damage to this Patchogue residence

Better Preparation and Superior Resources Help SERVPRO Deliver Quality Service Cost-Effectively

There are many purposes for seeking professional help after flood damage, including safety, convenience, and ensuring every task is done thoroughly. However, when it comes to cost, many people are unsure whether to expect a hike or reduction when a professional is involved. Various reasons can contribute to a reduction.

Many people do not associate hiring flood damage professionals in Patchogue with cost reduction since the service is provided by businesses that must generate profit from the services delivered. However, how a professionally run firm like SERVPRO manages its operations helps guarantee cost-effectiveness for all clients. To understand how cost-effectiveness arises, you should evaluate the main aspects of flood management that consume money.

The main costs you have to take care of during the flood restoration process include:

  • Labor costs
  • Replacement of items and materials
  • Restoration resources such as cleaning aids

Most of the restoration tasks, whether it is moving items or cleaning soiled areas, require human input. Therefore, labor costs can accumulate to unexpected levels, especially if you are using untrained people. SERVPRO controls labor costs even before arriving at your loss site.

Managing labor costs is possible by taking actions like:

  • Better and continued training of work crews
  • Preparing the work crews thoroughly before sending them to the loss site
  • Assigning specific people in the work crews to supervise the operations

A better-informed workforce is more efficient, and so they can complete the restoration faster. Since labor is based on the duration worked, this saves money.

Situations involving moisture and microbes continue to worsen the longer moisture remains unaddressed. Therefore if a restoration team works faster, you save some items that you would otherwise remove.

SERVPRO of Patchogue is a great partner when you want flood damage addressed, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (631) 924-1801.

What Makes SERVPRO the First Choice of Coram Residents for Mold Damage Mitigation?

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

mold patches on wood paneling in basement SERVPRO can isolate this mold-damaged basement in a Coram home to minimize the demolition to a successful conclusion

Coram Property Owners Trust SERVPRO for Mold Damage Restoration

Mold damage to your Coram home can lead to significant structural and aesthetic issues with your property if not mitigated promptly. Professional mold remediation services like SERVPRO have the necessary expertise, knowledge, and training to get the job done safely and effectively.  We follow the IICRC S520 mold remediation guidelines during the process to ensure the safety of occupants and technicians.   

SERVPRO techs pay special attention to prevent the spores from spreading to unaffected areas during the mitigation of mold damage to your Coram home. To achieve this, technicians often have to install containment barriers to control the movement of the airborne spores. We can use 6-mil poly sheeting attached to PVC pipes or structural entrances to isolate a targeted area.

Types of Containments That SERVPRO Techs Establish During Mold Remediation of your Coram home

The IICRC classifies containments into three categories-

  • Source containment: If the mold-affected area of your Coram home is small, restorers often use a source containment. It involves taping a 6-mil polyethylene bag on a moldy surface before removing it and bagging the mold for proper disposal.
  • Local “mini’ containment: According to the IICRC, such containments can be established when restorers expect a moderate level of mold. An enclosure using polyethylene sheeting, PVC pipes, and spring-loaded expansion poles is erected to separate the unaffected areas of the building from the mold-damaged areas. Technicians also use negative air machines (NAMs) during mini containments.
  • Full-scale containment: If the mold damage is extensive and can't be effectively controlled by source or local containment, the IICRC recommends full-scale containment. An entire room or a building section is designated as a work/containment area, and mold specialists establish critical barriers.

If you suspect mold damage at your property, Call SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 to talk to our experts.

Need Flood Damage Mitigation Service in Patchogue? Call SERVPRO

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

floodwater in crawlspace, plumbing visible When contaminated floodwaters have damaged your home or crawlspace in Patchogue--call SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

What Makes SERVPRO One of the Premier Flood Damage Mitigation Services in Patchogue?

Flood damage mitigation of your Patchogue home is a complex task that needs professionals to accomplish. Apart from the potential of dealing with contaminated water and debris, flood restoration also requires a thorough understanding of drying principles. IICRC certified SERVPRO techs have years of experience restoring flood damage, and We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO techs prioritize water removal during flood damage mitigation of your Patchogue property. Once the standing water is removed, it is time to dry and decontaminate the structure. It is important to dry the structure as quickly as possible to eliminate further damage due to the interaction of moisture and the building materials.

How SERVPRO Techs Achieve Fast Drying During Water Damage Repairs in Patchogue Homes?

SERVPRO techs study the movement of moisture, heat, and air through the structure to speed up the drying process of your flood-damaged Patchogue home. The better the understanding of these processes, the more effective a drying plan can be. 

SERVPRO techs often need to control airflow through the affected regions of the structure to speed up the drying process and establish drying zones. The moisture and air movement are highly regulated in these zones, allowing the material to dry as quickly as possible. Equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers are often used to maintain a predetermined air movement and humidity level.

Different parts of the structure dry at a different rate, and hence, it is important to set realistic drying goals. SERVPRO techs understand the challenges of restoring different types of material and plan their drying strategy accordingly.

Call SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 to talk to our experts regarding your restoration needs.