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The Small Businesses in Any Town Are the Backbone of Its Economy, and Patchogue Is No Exception

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

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The Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Reminds Everyone in the Community -- Patchogue Is Open and Ready to Wow

During the holiday season and beyond the end of the year, Patchogue's retail, service, and dining establishments will rely on the community to bolster their bottom lines. Holiday sales are a boon to the local economy, and after the challenges of the last months, are essential to our shops, professional services, and restaurants' vitality.

The Patchogue Chamber of Commerce invites all to visit its website and virtual Visitor's Center for current updates on operations and hours relating to

  • Retail Shops
  • Dining
  • Professional Services
  • Marketing
  • Arts and Entertainment

Sign up for the Chamber newsletter, and check the event calendar highlighting the events occurring around the robust and always resilient town of Patchogue. Spend your money where you live and love, so all in our community will prosper.

SERVPRO of Patchogue wades in with the right training, equipment, and experience when community members find themselves adrift and in need of basement stormwater removal. Call day or night for rapid and professional assistance at (631) 924-1801.

Virtual Holiday Events and Activities Available to Residents of Coram

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

SIGNAGE FOR CORAM FD SERVPRO hopes our Coram neighbors follow fire safety rules and best practices during this Season.

Coram Residents Celebrate the 2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Plus Other Festivities This Year Via the Local Streaming Services

Although the holidays feel topsy-turvy during these concerning days, Coram’s citizens -- children and children at heart -- still experience the wonders of the season. On Friday, December 4, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting shares virtually. The ceremony airs through December 31, 2020, on Channel 18. Like every year, the Christmas Tree Lighting also features:

  • Holiday Entertainment
  • Santa’s helicopter arrival

This year the tiny tykes cannot meet directly with Santa, but parents or other adults can arrange for a video message via email from the jolly old elf. Search on the Town of Brookhaven website to find a questionnaire designed to help create a personalized video for up to five children in a Coram hamlet family. The cost of $25 supports the nearby Holtsville Ecology Site.

Take care in your Coram home during the holiday season to avoid an unintended blaze. Should a candle tip over or a chimney fire damage your home, the fire and smoke restoration team at SERVPRO of Patchogue is waiting to help. Call (631) 924-1801.

Patchogue Reasserts Its Identity As a Premier South Shore Long Island Seaside Destination

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles at a job site When Patchogue property owners need water damage mitigation--they turn to SERVPRO

Recently Earning the Distinction as One of Four "Great Neighborhoods" by the American Planning Association

A Town with Continual New Incarnations, Patchogue Invites Residents and Visitors to Enjoy the Recharged Energy Seen in Housing, Culture, Food, and Recreation

Many of the towns and hamlets throughout Long Island have long and complicated histories. The Village of Patchogue is part of the town of Brookhaven and was not incorporated as its own entity until 1868. Nevertheless, the area has several centuries of tales to tell.

Who Made the Initial Purchase of the Land that Includes Patchogue?

Governor Winthrop of Connecticut purchased the land in 1664 from Indigenous people known as the Patchogue. The land primarily lay unused until the mid-18th century when parcels were sold to at least three individuals. Humphrey Avery of New London, Connecticut, one of the landowners, sold off his holdings in a lottery in 1756. He raised a substantial quantity of cash by offering 8000 lottery tickets and receiving payment from the winners.

What Types of Industry Were Successful in Patchogue During Industrialization?

As is the case with many areas near the coast on Long Island, Patchogue hosted a number of mills using the water power from creeks and streams emptying into what is now known as Patchogue Harbor. Over the years, the items made broadened in variety. Goods produced included:

  • Lumber
  • Paper
  • Twine
  • Woolens
  • Crinoline
  • Lace
  • Linens
  • Steel tapes

Shipbuilding was an important industry in the mid-1800s. Interestingly, the steel tape manufacturer continues, approaching 150 years of producing long surveyors' tape measures and other instruments in Patchogue.

How Did Extensions of Rail Lines from New York City Affect Patchogue?

Patchogue's industrial areas began welcoming city denizens on holiday after the final spikes of the extension of the South Side Railroad tracks from Sayville to the west were driven home. After 1869 entrepreneurs built hotels and longer-term rentals to offer those New York City residents who could afford the fare and the lodging expense to escape the urban summer heat. Patchogue was a desirable locale for summer visitors for the next sixty years. Fleeing the teeming city streets for the seaside and country life was an aspiration of many.  Patchogue's downtown area exploded with local commercial buildings to meet the needs of the growing seasonal businesses and vacationers, including:

  • Manufacturing and mill offices
  • Banks
  • Shops and restaurants catering to the summer crowds

How Did the Fall of the Stock Market and the Rise of the Car Affect Patchogue?

More than a half-century after the development of Patchogue as a tourist destination came the stock market crash in 1929. Many long-time seasonal residents lost fortunes and were unable to continue to indulge in a trip to the seaside towns of Long Island, including Patchogue. Simultaneously, the travel to Long Island by personal vehicles rather than exclusively by rail increased. Patchogue's location as a rail stop became less influential in attracting visitors. Faced with the potential of a significant contraction in the previous income stream, Patchogue's business leaders focused on other ways to regain traction.

How Did Patchogue Respond to the Changes of the Mid-20th Century?

The spotlight turned more intently on the unique shops and dining options. Day trips to Patchogue became a commercial lifesaver breathing new life into the town and area. This tradition continued after the end of World War II and into the fifties. Changes in marketing that affected other downtown areas in the 1960s hit hard in Patchogue, shutting local retails establishments as shoppers nationwide began traveling to regional malls and big-box retailers. The next thirty years were a sad spiral into irrelevance for the Village.

Could Patchogue Arise Again?

The end of the millennium saw a reforging of business and government entity connections to rebuild Patchogue's fortunes. Since 2000, millions in governmental and private dollars invested created:

  • A residential housing boom, especially apartments, townhouses, and condos -- including affordable units
  • A connected infusion of cash from the construction and the increase in people living and working in Patchogue center
  • An inviting destination to make visitors from a broad area outside the Villiage excited to travel to Patchogue again, including:
    • Ferries to Fire Island
    • The revitalized Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and other entertainment venues
    • Delicious food and refreshing drink purveyors
    • Specialty shops
    • Walking tours
    • Sports activities such as bow shooting and bowling
    • Historical sites

Who Can Provide the Answer for Patchogue Residents Suffering from Water-Related Property Loss?

Take heart at the repeated turning of the page to a new chapter in Patchogue. As you seek assistance for a new or chronic water damage problem, know our services can return you home to its former condition. Just as our town can reemerge to take on the challenges of the 21st century, a crew of highly-trained and well-equipped water mitigation and remediation specialists can make your wet dwelling "Like it never even happened."

Does Evidence of Long-Standing Water Harm Reduce the Probability of a Successful Outcome?

When investigating recent water damage, repair of Patchogue homes' preexisting moisture-related harm adds to the recovery agenda. Water damage hides in cavities or infrequently used spaces in a home. Older and historic homes like those in our Village can contain recesses and confined spaces that prevent the damage's casual discovery. SERVPRO managers and crews are unbowed when secondary damage or unusual circumstances arise, such as:

  • Hidden mold growth in building cavities
  • The weakening of structural components from long-term water incursion
  • The presence of hazardous materials such as asbestos or lead-painted materials

What Happens When Complications Arise?

Dealing with a straightforward water damage repair situation makes a water damage repair job easier, but our SERVPRO team thrives on challenges. Our workers are certified to remediate mold and biohazards, such as lead and asbestos. We manage and remove these dangerous substances to ensure your home is safe for you and your loved ones. If structural issues are evident, we arrange for the appropriate inspections, interventions, and rebuilding to return your home to a clean, dry, and sound condition.

Have confidence in the ability of SERVPRO of Patchogue to resolve even long-standing water damage issues. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster --  call (631) 924-1801.

What are the Tell-tale Signs of Mold in a Coram Business Premises?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling tiles of a room If mold damage strikes your business, you’ll need a team to help you. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation and mitigation services.

SERVPRO Offers Commercial Mold Inspection Services to Coram Property Managers Who Suspect a Microbial Growth Issue.

Is Mold Remediation a Professional Job?

The common signs of microbial growth issues in your Coram business may be musty odors or visible signs of growth. Moisture problems are commonplace in older buildings or those with heavy usages, such as a business. Specific mold can have health effects, so it is vital to seek expert advice to protect yourself, your customers, and your staff. The methodology of removing microbes from an indoor environment focuses on correcting the moisture problem that causes growth in the first place. However, the guidance does not qualify a person to fix a mold issue. SERVPRO technicians must undergo extensive applied microbial remediation (AMRT) training before they are capable of assessing and remediating premises with mold. 

What are the essential tips for dealing with mold growth?

  • Protecting yourself from mold spores is essential, including wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning up infestations involves avoiding contact with skin, eyes, or mouth. Goggles and respiration equipment are essential.
  • Using respirators requires expert knowledge of maintaining, cleaning, and removing a respirator in a potentially hazardous environment.

How does mold spread through a business?

A commercial mold inspection in your Coram business is designed to find the root cause of a microbial growth issue. Molds start as a microscopic spore. If these spores are disturbed, thousands of these spores can release. Spores can grow hyphae in the right conditions, which penetrate porous materials while enzymes begin to digest and break down organic matter. SERVPRO remediation inspections can often involve placing containment equipment as a precaution against spreading spores. Sometimes pulling out pieces of a structure can release spores, which is why we seal vents, provide negative air pressure, and physical barriers during inspections. The initial signs of microbial growth could be the tip of the iceberg, which is why it is common for inspectors to remove parts of drywall or fittings to assess the extent of microbial losses. 

What are the right conditions for molds to grow?

  • Moisture is essential for microbial organisms to become active.
  • Temperatures between 68 and 86 degrees are ideal, although some molds can grow in colder environments.
  • Organic materials like woods, natural fibers, and particleboards are an ideal food supply for mold colonies.

Fixing a mold issue and preventing colonies from returning utilizes professional expertise and training. Contact SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801.

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What Methods Ensure Smoke Residues are Completely Removed from a Commercial Property in Patchogue?

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage A business needs thorough testing to ensure that any residual stains, and odor, are brought under control before re-opening.

SERVPRO Commercial Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians Can Identify and Remove Damages from your Patchogue Business.

Why do commercial restorations services conduct testing?
Testing, or scoping, a commercial business in Patchogue, is an essential part of the restoration of the structure and contents. Companies that are open to customers may continue to have burnt odors or indoor air quality issues after a fire. These issues occur by failing to recognize all the areas of harm on the premises. SERVPRO technicians take time to locate soot and smoke residues to ensure that they are removed altogether before completing the commercial restoration. Our crew chiefs combine practical testing with their training on smoke behavior during the fire to ensure that we return your business to its preloss condition as quickly as possible.

How is practical testing useful to commercial fire damage?
• To find precisely where smoke residues are located
• To test the residues for their cleanability
• To understand which items are replaceable and with restorable

Are some smoke residues invisible?
When observing a structure that requires commercial fire and smoke restoration in Patchogue, there are likely obvious, and some less obvious, smoke residues. Smoke billows out from a fire source leading to extensive soiling on the surfaces closest and lighter soils on surfaces further away. Our technicians observe these more light residues by using white paper to compare and contrast areas of damage and a dry cleaning sponge, which can often make lighter smoke residues visible. These tests are an essential form of odor control for your business, ensuring that it indeed returns to its preloss condition after the fire.

What is a sound testing system for smoke damages?
• Begin at the source of fire, dealing with more massive concentrations before moving outward
• Test areas using an appropriate cleaning product to note the response and cleanability
• Assess areas that are likely to sustain smoke damages like inner drawers and cabinets

A business needs thorough testing to ensure that any residual stains, and odor, are brought under control before re-opening. Contact SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801.

How Can a Staging Area Help During Storm Damage Cleanup?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with storm flood damage in your Coram home.

SERVPRO technicians streamline the restoration of Coram properties through the use of multiple applications.

Flood damage in a Coram home can happen in many ways, and multiple areas of the structure can receive the effects. One common denominator during the restoration services is how SERVPRO techs handle the cleanup. They use a logical course of action that gets applied to fit the individual circumstances of the property that make each mitigation unique. The staging area for cleanup is one of those actions and usually has the following key elements:  

  • Situated near a water source in the home such as a bathroom or laundry room in case the need for mixing specialized products arises
  • The floor gets covered with a heavy-duty drop cloth for cleanliness  
  • All of the tools needed for the restoration services get placed in an organized fashion so they can be found easily by the techs

Can Flood Damage Occur From a Backed Up Storm Drain?  

When flood damage happens in a Coram home that affects the drainage of a storm drain in a garage or basement, the resulting mess can be ugly. When these large outtake pipes back up due to getting overwhelmed, there is very little individuals can do. These pipes do not just drop water in the home; they bring debris and usually a smelly, black sludge that coats everything it touches. It is not uncommon for the water to have receded by the time SERVPRO techs arrive on the scene, mostly the sludge is still present. This type of cleanup requires multiple application, including:   

  • Manual tools such as shovels to pick up the solids  
  • Portable pumps to assist in removing any remaining water  
  • Power scrubbers to remove stuck-on residues

Safety During Mitigation is Key  

Until the water gets tested by the techs upon arrival, there is no way to know if any harmful elements are in the water in the home. If it receded quickly, those elements could be in porous materials such as sheetrock or through seepage, and be resident within the subfloor. SERVPRO techs generally advise homeowners to keep both residents of the property and pets out of the work area, mainly until the water gets tested. After testing to determine any hazards present, the techs treat the water with their professional biocides and antimicrobial agents. During the cleanup, they wear protective clothing and set up air scrubbers and often negative air chambers to keep airborne droplets either captured or flowing out and clean air from outside the home flowing in. In some cases, the techs may set up containment around the worksite to inhibit any cross-contamination.

The flooring of all types is the article in the home that needs the most assistance after this type of damage from water. Many basements have floating floors; usually, vinyl laminate or tile on top of the concrete slab, and they very often do not have a good outcome after exposure to this type of water. Concrete is semi-porous. While it does absorb some moisture, the use of the drying equipment SERVPRO utilizes forces the embedded moisture to rise. Then the surface can get disinfected to sanitary levels for reuse. The techs have access to a vast selection and cleaning solutions. Several types developed explicitly for use on concrete to leave no efflorescence, the white powdery residue that occurs when salts and minerals in the concrete come to the surface.  

The final step in the restoration of this type is odor control. While the use of the cleaning solutions goes a long way towards limiting the odor from the water. Other actions include:   

  • Removal of articles and building materials too damaged for restoration  
  • Use of odor control equipment such as hydroxyl generators and thermal fogging  
  • Scoping the property post-drying to ensure all areas show no residual moisture

Once the restoration services complete, the crew chief takes the homeowner through the property and goes over the actions taken, the items disposed of with permission, and any repairs that need to occur in the home. Once this walk-through completes, the property owner gets a written report that includes photographs of items with a detailed description of all restoration for the homeowner to use to file any insurance claims. Assisting individuals in expediting their reimbursement for the damage is another way that SERVPRO tries to make the bad situation in the home a little less stressful.

SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 cleans up and restores homes from any size flood damage. The certified technicians arrive quickly and work to make the water damage a thing of the past, "Like it never even happened."

My Patchogue Business Is In A Flood Zone – Should I Be Worried?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property Contact SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 for expert flood damage service.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Provide Flood Mitigation and Restore Your Patchogue Business to Pre-Loss Condition if Flooding Occurs

Storms, rain, and flooding are a rising concern in New York’s Long Island. Tornadoes and hurricanes on coastal towns are causing torrential rains inward. Most of the disaster is visible, but hidden damage is often a problem. All of this can lead to downtime for your Patchogue business until cleaning and restoration take place.

What Are Some Problems That Occur With Flooding?
When flood damage happens in Patchogue, your business is impacted in many ways. Immediate mitigation is needed to prevent secondary damage. The sooner you call SERVPRO, the sooner you are operational. Certain things can happen with flooding, including:
    •    Contaminated water impacting business content
    •    Ceilings, walls and floor and the cavities get flooded
    •    Electrical and plumbing systems damaged
    •    Secondary damage like mold and microbial concerns
    •    Water migration
    •    Structural elements impacted
    •    How SERVPRO Can Help

SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) technicians can be on the scene within hours of your call. Our crews use industrial strength equipment and advanced technology to search out hidden damage, provide flood cleanup, and restore your business.

We use moisture sensors, meters, and probes to seek out hidden moisture. Powerful water extraction methods remove floodwaters. Air movers and dehumidifiers get utilized in the correct ratio for fast drying. We restore as much as we possibly can. Specialty cleaning options can clean and restore store fixtures, content, and more. Antimicrobial and antifungals get used on all affected surfaces.

Comprehensive Flood Damage Restoration
The above is just the beginning when it comes to cleaning up flood damage to your business. We provide extensive restoration services that go above and beyond. You need your company to do a thriving business. We understand that. Our goal is to get you back in business quickly.

Contact SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 for expert flood damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Can a Homeowner Handle Leaky Pipe Water Damage to Their Patchogue Property?

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

water pooling on parquet floor in front of couch Whether water gained entry into your home through a broken pipe or a storm, contact team SERVPRO for effective water removal services.

SERVPRO Features Trained Water Damage Restoration Technicians to Address the Cleanup and Repair Your Patchogue Home Needs

Once you notice that a pipe within your Patchogue home has been leaking for a while, this is no longer a simple plumbing issue. Over time, the water exiting the pipe has been migrating into unknown areas that call for expert detection and restoration efforts. While it is nice to hope that hidden water damage just disappears, it is crucial that you have trained technicians who can follow the path of migration. SERVPRO is available to handle all of your restoration needs so that the water damage quickly becomes a thing of the past.

Water incidents in the home can become costly, so professional water damage restoration in Patchogue is exceptionally beneficial. There could be slight damage in the form of staining on your walls or ceilings, or you may have significant devastation like warped cabinetry, ruined flooring, and the onset of mold and mildew. The fact is that any excessive leaking can bring about secondary damage that can get addressed with the help of skilled restoration efforts.

Why Should I Have SERVPRO Help?

Our water restoration technicians (WRT) use powerful water extraction equipment and advanced moisture detection tools that allow us to ensure your interior is returned to preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” We can take on any level of Patchogue water damage cleanup, including the moisture behind walls and under cabinetry in your home. Any water accumulation from a leaking pipe can bring destruction such as:

  • Rusted metals
  • Peeling or bubbling paint
  • Damaged to your drywall and baseboards
  • Overly saturated subfloor and delaminated flooring
  • Problems with your electrical framework
  • And more

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! Once you call SERVPRO to handle your restoration needs, we send out our Green Fleet and trained technicians within a few hours to get to work right away.

Why Should I Worry About Water Migration?

When you have leaking pipes anywhere in your home, the water coming from them migrates into dry spaces following the path of least resistance. Many porous materials in your home, such as drywall and wood, attract the water and begin to hold onto a significant amount of moisture. Water retention causes such materials to warp, swell, and eventually breakdown. There is also the potential for mold colonization if the moisture is not tackled quickly. We carefully monitor the walls and flooring in your home with the help of moisture detection tools to tell us if we are on track with our drying goals.

How Does SERVPRO Dry My Interior Faster Than My Fans?

Our skilled technicians have access to a vast assortment of equipment that helps us to find hidden moisture while also enhancing overall drying times. The attention to detail cuts back on secondary water damage under carpets, flooring, and behind walls in your home. The planning and process we put into place ensure we adjust as needed to bring relative humidity back down to normal levels. We use equipment such as:

  • Moisture Meters – Non-penetrating and penetrating moisture meters determine moisture content in different structural materials, telling our team when the structure is properly dried.
  • Moisture Sensors – Such devices determine moisture left in soft materials like carpeting and carpet padding.
  • Thermo-Hygrometers – Equipment like this measures the temperature and relative humidity in the air throughout your home.

Why Are Your Methods Better than DIY Water Cleanup?

Although a wet-dry vacuum and fans you own may help with slight water incidents, there is nothing more effective or powerful than professional-grade water removal and drying tools. Larger jobs and hidden leaks call for the assistance of IICRC-certified technicians to handle the project. If you happen to have any standing water present, we use equipment like:

  • Submersible pumps
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Portable pumps
  • Light-wand extractors
  • Ride-on units, also known as rovers

How Does My Interior Get Restored Back to Normal?

Wherever there is significant water damage, controlled demolition might be required. Our crew carefully removes unsalvageable materials to be replaced with all-new materials for a like-new finish. Some of the minor building services or repairs used to bring your home back to the preloss condition include:

  • Carpeting repair or replacement
  • Removal and replacement of drywall
  • Repair to your hardwood flooring or tile floors
  • Flooring replacement
  • Painting, and much more

With any water damage project, SERVPRO technicians wrap everything up to ensure your home is Certified SERVPRO Clean. We utilize a wide variety of EPA-registered cleaning agents and disinfectants that work to inhibit mold growth while ensuring your interior is not subject to musty odors. Everything is non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals so that you know that your indoor air quality and surfaces are safe for any people or pets within your household.

Call SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 when you need help with professional water damage restoration. We are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day to help with your emergency service needs!

A Loose Pipe Connection Caused Water Damage in My Home. How Can I Restore the Affected Areas?

9/5/2020 (Permalink)

gutted floor in bathroom shows crawlspace When you wait too long before calling SERVPRO after discovering a water leak, the damage can escalate. Call us in Patchoque, we can help.

Contact SERVPRO Technicians in Patchogue to Perform Water Damage Restoration in Your Home.

A water leak in a confined space like a crawl space is a sign of a severe upcoming problem. The slightest amount of water in your crawl space should be investigated due to the significant consequences it may cause to your Patchogue property. However, if you engage with professional restorers within 48 hours, we can mitigate the damage.

Why should I engage with professionals that fast?

Water and moisture continue ruining a home the longer they remain in it. Therefore, it is essential to contact SERVPRO as soon as you can to perform water damage restoration in your Patchogue home. Our team can use effective water restoration techniques to prevent additional damage.

How do I know there is water damage to my property?

Do not wait until you see mold under your carpet or smell a damp odor in your property. The following subtle indications should ring a concern.

  • Increased monthly water bill
  • Switch off all your faucets and listen if there are any sounds of running water.
  • Check if your water meter is ticking over even after switching off all taps.
  • Look for any overflows in or outside your property.

The faster you repair a leak, the less damage that can occur in your property. Materials like drywall and flooring can weaken if they remain exposed to water for lengthy periods. It can be challenging to locate the source of the moisture in confined areas.

At SERVPRO, we have excellent equipment and tools that help us get access even into confined areas. We look out for structural hazards before we proceed with water damage mitigation and restoration. Our technicians can use inspection cameras (Borescopes) to check for leaks and contamination in your crawl space or other difficult to access areas.

How can you dry my home?

The drying process is essential in water damage restoration. We speed up the process by using our advanced equipment. We can use desiccant dehumidifiers to dry the area. The machine produces the driest air with low vapor pressure to increase the evaporation rate. Desiccant dehumidifiers are the most suitable drying equipment to use when the temperature in affected areas is below 60°F.

A water intrusion incident in your property can affect your family’s health and cause severe damage to your property. Contact SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 to restore your residence to the preloss state. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Did the Grease Fire Leave a Circle of Soot on My Ceiling?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Greasy smoke on kitchen ceiling and cabinets following kitchen fire An unattended pan caused this kitchen fire. We have the cleaners and were able to completely restore this home.

SERVPRO Technicians have Comprehensive Training in Handling all Types of Fire Damage and Restoring Local Patchogue Properties 

When a pan with grease or oil on a stove ignites, the worst thing that can happen is for someone to attempt to put out the flames with water. The water turns into a vapor immediately and expands the fire. The result can be a soot pattern on walls and ceilings that appears to be reaching outward. In many cases, this type of smoke damage can get removed from the surfaces by using advanced techniques.  

Why Does the Kitchen Still Smell So Bad After a Grease Fire/Smoke Cleanup? 

A grease fire/smoke cleanup in your Patchogue property comes with many challenges for SERVPRO technicians. When a protein is cooking in an oil-based substance such as lard, cooking, or olive oil, and it heats to flashpoint, the now airborne protein molecules spray out onto surfaces. The result is a barely visible, very intense film that needs more than soap and water to remove. SERVPRO techs use their specialized cleaning methods to:   

  • Lift away dried smoke residues off walls and ceilings
  • Mix solvent-based cleaning agents to remove greasy protein films
  • Test surfaces before cleaning to ensure the method chosen will not mar it 

Odor control is a big part of this type of restoration service. Once the visible areas get restored, the technicians apply the needed level of scent removal. SERVPRO has the equipment to handle both embedded odors and airborne, which is an effective way to neutralize the aftermath of a grease fire completely.  

SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 helps local property owners with the aftermath of grease fire/smoke cleanup. The technicians are available 247 to make the damage to the home, "Like it never even happened." 

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