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What Should I Do if My Carpet and Furniture Gets Wet After a Flash Flood?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

"!" Warning sign in the rain We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

For Flood Damage Repair at Your Residence in Coram Call SERVPRO.

During this time of year, it is common that a vicious rainstorm can strike the Coram area. Once the rain starts pouring at a steady rate, flash flooding can occur. If your street, driveway, and yard start to get puddles and water is flowing on them, it is always a possibility that moisture can make its way into your house.

What can you do if my floors and personal items get wet?

During flood damage restoration in Coram, our SERVPRO technicians start by trying to remove as much water as possible by extracting it while it is still a liquid. Then we can set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture that has soaked into your building materials and contents and evaporated into the air. If there is a significant amount of water, we can move all of your contents out of your house and dry them in a separate location to speed up the drying process. If our technicians and your insurance adjuster find it necessary, we can pack up all of your items, move them to another location and unpack them to dry them out.

How do you pack up my contents to move them?

Step 1: We start by placing the packing material flat on the surface we will be packing on.

Step 2: We then lay the item we are packing into the center of the packing material.

Step 3: Next, we fold the sides of the packing material so that your items are completely covered.

Step 4: We can then place more packing material into the box if needed.

Step 5: Once the item is wrapped and there is more packing material placed in the box, we put the item into the box.

Step 6: We then place more packing material on top of the item, so it does not shift during the move.

If the inside of your house ever gets flooded after a storm, call SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801 any time of the day.

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Where Do I get Emergency Water Removal Service for my Flooded Coram House?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

water damage sofa Since your house is one of your best investments, SERVPRO of Patchogue is always ready to come to your rescue.

SERVPRO Gets Rid of Water From Properties in Coram.

Have you ever experienced flooding in your entire Coram house from a burst pipe or natural floods? Water removal from a house is difficult for most people due to a lack of know-how or the necessary equipment.

Letting flood water stand for long in your house poses health risks and damage to property. As a result, you end up spending more money to bring the situation back to normal. As such, you need to hire the services of water removal professionals to mitigate the problem.

Why do you need water removal professionals for the job?

Extraction of excess water from a house needs trained personnel and special equipment. SERVPRO water removal Coram professionals are highly trained for the job. They operate around the clock to urgently respond to your water problem. Armed with all the necessary equipment, the team ensures all traces of water are removed professionally. And this is regardless of the amount of water in the house.

How do professionals remove water from a flooded house?

Once our SERVPRO experts arrive at your house, they assess the situation to come up with an action plan. If the level of water is too high, our experts have state-of-the-art submersible pumps and truck-mounted units to suction water faster. They also use infrared cameras to help detect water in inaccessible areas. The water is then vacuumed to ascertain that no traces are left.

What else can water removal professionals do after draining excess water?

After removing all visible traces of water from your house, the job is not yet complete. The floor, carpets, furniture, and other things in the house may still contain moisture. The experts use more sophisticated pieces of equipment to dry out the moisture in them.

Equipment used by our team of experts

·         Extractors
·         Dehumidifiers
·         Moisture sensors
·         Moisture meters
·         Thermo hygrometers

Are you worried about how to remove water from your flooded house in Coram?

Since your house is one of your best investments, SERVPRO of Patchogue is always ready to come to your rescue. Our professionals are on standby 24/7 to provide emergency water removal services. Call us at (631) 924-1801 for the fastest and efficient water removal.

What Allows SERVPRO to Be Faster To Any Size Disaster?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

drying mats on a hardwood floor, green axial fan Skilled Technicians arriving in stocked Green Fleet Vehicles Offer Rapid Water Mitigation to Patchogue Properties

There are many factors working together to ensure that when water losses affect your Patchogue home, that you have qualified technicians en route to help.

While most every business has a catchy slogan or defining trademark statement, we were among the local companies that strive to meet the standards that we set in place for Patchogue homes and businesses. Saying that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster is only valid when we deliver on this promise to our customers. To do this, we have many methods of maintaining our prompt response in the face of emergencies like water loss incidents.

Whenever water damage in Patchogue homes becomes a pressing concern, such as the migration of loss effects throughout the property, a fast response is undeniably valuable. With water losses, especially, we can mobilize technicians and equipment quickly to help these disasters from getting out of control. We can often respond to damaged properties within hours of the first notice of loss, leaving a considerable majority of the typical 48-hour window that exists in restoring water-exposed materials and contents.

What is the Green Fleet?

Our production vehicles and trailers both work to provide our team and our customers with the tools and personnel required to address loss incidents as they happen. The assortment of vehicles and equipment available to our professionals ensures that we always have the appropriate power, technicians, or extraction capabilities necessary to address standing water and migrating effects in your house. Keeping vehicles stocked with tools and products needed on water loss recovery projects can reduce the delay in rolling out from the warehouse to begin mitigation. The SERVPRO Green Fleet features many valuable aspects, including:

  • Truck-Mounted Extractors 
  • Trailered Desiccant Dehumidifiers 
  • Trailer Generators 
  • Pre-Stocked Production Vehicles 

What Are the Benefits of Staffed Emergency Lines?

Automated recordings are impersonal and cannot respond to human beings in a crisis the way that another person could. We value direct conversation during the first notice of loss to collect the right information and disperse these facts to the appropriate parties. We have technicians available 24/7 to respond to this information, so we need to collect all of the data that we can while we have you on the phone the first time. The right questions help ensure that we have the appropriate equipment, personnel, and products to address the water loss incidents in your home as promptly as possible. Our fast response hinges on the right information because ill-prepared technicians reaching your home is a waste of time. The advantages of having staffed emergency lines are:

  • Quick Information Processing 
  • Get Critical Details with the First Call 
  • Get SERVPRO Technicians Moving Fast

What Technicians Can Handle Water Losses?

Having technicians and professionals prepared to help in water loss situations means ensuring that we have the majority of our roster trained in water restoration. Education and coursework through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) can provide the right knowledge and experience in the hands of our capable professionals. In addition to the Water Restoration (WRT) certifications that many of our technicians acquire, others seek additional endorsements in this restoration niche including Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), and Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS.) The availability of qualified professionals at all hours ensures that no customer waits for effective mitigation and emergency services that our team could provide.

Can SERVPRO Perform Repairs and Demolition?

Water loss incidents do not always require repairs and reconstruction, but it can be beneficial to know when your choice in recovery professionals can address these concerns as well. With a team of in-house contractors available to dispatch along with our restoration technicians, we can address both pressing concerns and long-term reconstruction and build back requirements. Our focus on providing these services quickly after mitigation completes ensures that our customers do not wait for the efforts required to return their property to preloss condition. General contractors on our team can help in many ways, including:

  • Replacing Plumbing 
  • Repairing Fixtures 
  • Controlled Demolition 
  • Discarding Compromised Structural Elements 

There are no shortages of options when it comes to restoration teams in the area. However, few can offer the fast response and comprehensive restoration solutions that our SERVPRO of Patchogue team can. We have both experienced general contractors and certified restoration technicians to handle nearly every obstacle that could exist after a water emergency. Give us a call anytime you need us at (631) 924-1801.

How Do I Fix Water-Damaged Drywall in My Patchogue Home?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling in need of repair Water damage can affect both the contents and structure of your home. Contact team SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

Our Professionals and Contractors can Work to Offer Efficient Solutions to Dry and Repair Damaged Areas of Your Home After a Water Loss

In many ways, drywall is one of the most sensitive materials in yourPatchogue homeafter a water loss incident. While water can collect on surfaces like the flooring, many of these materials have lower permeance, so they are not as absorbent as porous materials like sheet-rock. After a water emergency, drywall can immediately begin absorbing migrating water and wicking this moisture up the surface to damage a considerable portion of the wall.

While we have qualified technicians and contractors to offer water damage repair to Patchogue home and businesses, we first must assess the spread and severity of this loss incident. To do this, we dispatch our project manager and crew chief to walk through the property and catalog damages, note pre-existing conditions, and assess the structural integrity of exposed materials like the drywall. Because these wall materials can become irreparably damaged and as little as 24 hours, it is often the most cost-effective to discard damaged materials and replace them.

What Must Happen Before Reinstalling Drywall?

Because it is often more cost-effective to reinstall drywall instead of drying this material, we must follow a specific set of steps to make the process as efficient as possible. In every scenario where reconstruction is necessary, careful and calculated controlled demolition starts the entire sequence. With drywall, it is often possible to create a dryline where moisture damage stops to protect the upper portion of the wall and reduced material costs for the replacement. Also, other vital steps must take place, including: 

  • Drying the structural cavities
  • Assessing the condition of structural framing
  • Applying antimicrobial solutions
  • Preparing the area for material installation

Whether your property needs reconstruction or not after a water loss incident, our SERVPRO of Patchogue team can help by calling (631) 924-1801.

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How Long Do I Have to Clear Out Flood Damage?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

water on hardwood floor after flooding; personal belonging scattered Heavy summer showers bring flooding to our area. SERVPRO has the equipment and experience to restore your home.

Flooding can Destroy Patchogue Homes and Businesses if not Addressed Fast by Qualified Professionals Like our SERVPRO Team 

As you might expect with any loss incident, there is a finite timeline to restore the damages to your Patchogue home before considerable tear-out and reconstruction are necessary. Addressing these pressing concerns is even more vital with conditions like flooding, as standing water can lead to exposure to contaminants like bacteria, viral pathogens, and other harmful microbes.  

The pace in which flood damage in Patchogue homes gets out of control varies between loss incidents. However, any of these disasters carry the potential for widespread structural compromise and health hazards. Addressing these concerns is the priority of our responding SERVPRO technicians, as we have multiple emergency services and mitigation solutions that we can employ beginning the moment we arrive. Knowing what you need to do after these emergencies can ensure that steps get taken to resolve loss conditions as soon as possible.  

What Should I Do First After Flooding?  

The immediate steps that you should take following the onset of flooding in your home do not vary considerably. In most situations, the priority is protecting what matters most – namely, your family. Walls can get rebuilt, and contents can get restored or replaced, for the most part, so the priority should always be the safety and wellbeing of those exposed during a flood event. Here are some of the steps that you can take if you are unclear. 

  • Contact SERVPRO – Reaching out to our professionals should always be one of the first things that you do after an emergency, which gets our experienced technicians mobilizing towards the mitigation and recovery of your home at any time.  
  • Call Your Insurance Provider – You might be ahead to reach out to your insurance provider to see what (if any) insurance coverage exists in your plan for the restoration and recovery of flood damages in Patchogue. While many property owners have limited coverage in this regard, there are often portions of the restoration process that might get covered by your policy.  
  • Protect What You Can – It is not always feasible to relocate some of your home's possessions and belongings during a flood. However, slow-moving damages can leave small windows to move your possessions to safer areas of the house to prevent irreparable damages.  
  • Vacate the Premises if Necessary – You likely need to get out of the house to allow mitigation and restoration to occur.  

Are Emergency Services Necessary?  

Emergency services often occur before mitigation; the job scoping determines the full extent of the damage to the property. These preemptive tasks can help to reduce the spread and severity of flood conditions for later recovery efforts. We can conduct a few standard emergency services at our experienced emergency response team and our in-house contractors as soon as our team arrives, including: 

  • Extraction – Surface water can penetrate exposed materials and continue to threaten the affected areas with more concentrated contaminants such as bacteria. With tools like our trash pumps and truck-mount pumps, we can remove surface water with debris quickly.  
  • Controlled Demolition – Our contractors must determine what materials and structural elements are too compromised to restore. While it is one of our priorities to reduce rebuilding as much as possible, controlled demolition ensures that build back is more efficient and less expensive. 
  • Muck-Out – Lingering debris, mud, and other solids left behind after water extraction can be hazardous for those exposed. We have several muck-out strategies, including wet vacuuming and shoveling, to manage the situation as efficiently as possible.  

What Are the Threats of Natural Flooding?  

Natural flooding can be one of the biggest threats to a residence, as we consider this penetrating water contaminated before it ever enters the house. As a blackwater incident, floodwater comes into contact with many different substances and contaminants in its path to your home. While our SERVPRO professionals have an extensive line of EPA-Approved cleaning products and practices, we limit our exposure to these threats as much as possible. Full personal protective equipment and containment barriers can help keep our team and the home's occupants protected from: 

  • Bacteria
  • Viral Pathogens
  • Mud
  • Sewage
  • Oils/Chemicals 

Natural flooding can be a substantial threat to residences in the area. Despite how challenging it might initially feel to make these flood losses, "Like it never even happened," our SERVPRO of Patchogue team can help. Contact us anytime at (631) 924-1801. 

How Can I Get the Water Out of a Patchogue Conference Room Fast?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in office he certified techs are available 24/7 for any size water loss situation.

SERVPRO techs arrive quickly and can restore your Patchogue office from water loss

When a water loss event in Patchogue such a plumbing leak, break room appliance, or toilet overflow affects a common area where the employees meet, it needs fast action to ensure the closure time and losses are minimal.

What Should Be Done First After Commercial Water Damage in a Conference Room?

There are many actions a property owner can take against commercial water damage in a Patchogue to lessen the loss.
    •    Turn off the water to the property
    •    Remove small items off the floor such as storage boxes or equipment
    •    If water may come into contact with outlets, turn off the electricity

How Can SERVPRO Assist Business Owners With Reopening More Quickly?

Your regular janitorial crew does not have the same type of extraction and drying equipment that the certified technicians from SERVPRO have access to. The techs have portable pumps with powerful suction to pull the maximum amount of moisture out of flooring and any areas with water loss. The more water that gets removed lessens the drying time needed.

When it comes to drying, even industrial fans cannot match the output of professional air movers. These little dynamos produce a high-velocity airstream that causes embedded moisture to rise. The techs set up drying configurations unique to the property getting restored. Whenever possible, they put large furnishings such as conference tables up on blocks to enable them to dry in place and limit the disruptions to the business. This also allows for a faster reopening due to there not being a need to move out contents and move them back in.

Get your property cleaned up quickly after commercial water damage by contacting SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801. The certified techs are available 24/7 for any size water loss situation.

I Just Remodeled My Coram Kitchen Before a Fire -- Can My Appliances Look and Work Like New Again?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Domestic kitchen burnt in fire Hiring SERVPRO ives you the best chance of turning back the pages on a fire loss using the latest in equipment and research-based techniques.

The SERVPRO Team Is Always Expanding Our Fire Damage Cleanup Knowledge -- Trust Us to Take Care of Your Coram Kitchen

Sometimes the only luck homeowners feel like they have is bad, especially when a long-awaited kitchen refurbishing suffers a fire loss. Our managers and technicians are life-long learners in the restoration business, and we either have experience with your fire damage recovery challenges or know where to find answers fast.

Do I Move On and Take a Loss on My Fire-Damaged Appliances?

Appliances are throughout your house in Coram, so fire damage to these labor-saving amenities is a high probability. Even if insurance would cover a portion of the replacement cost, the inconvenience of going without and arranging for new models is very disruptive. Our employees are skilled in cleaning the surfaces of appliances and trained to evaluate if the electronic components need service by authorized technicians. We can ensure your carefully chosen kitchen suite swings back into operation “Like it never even happened.”

What Are the Techniques Used to Save Fire-Soiled Appliances?

The similarities between appliances and other hard-surfaced fixtures and household goods mean we use wet cleaning and polishing methods to respond. Most appliance finishes are solely or a combination of the following non-porous materials:

    •    Metal
    •    Painted surfaces
    •    Glass
    •    Plastic
    •    Composite materials

What Are the Characteristics of the Residues Seen on Kitchen Appliances?

Because the fuels in a kitchen are commonly protein-based, including oils, the soiling can be heavy and greasy. An effective response is to increase the alkalinity of the cleaning products, relying on the chemical action to cut through the tightly adhered soot. Care must be taken to avoid pitting of some metals with short dwell times and thorough rinsing.

Hiring SERVPRO of Patchogue gives you the best chance of turning back the pages on a fire loss using the latest in equipment and research-based techniques. Call us at (631) 924-1801 to schedule an evaluation and get started on the solution.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Patchogue, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Patchogue today at (631) 924-1801 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

What All is Needed to Remove Water from My Patchogue Café?

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

inside view of cafe SERVPRO is available 24/7 to restore your water damaged business.

SERVPRO professionals have advanced extraction tools and cleaning techniques to restore your Patchogue café after a water loss. 

From sink fixture leaks to clean water overflows in the bathroom area of your café, addressing water loss incidents as quickly as possible is vital. In many cases, water emergencies have a finite timeline. Reducing structural deterioration and the migration of water loss effects are only part of this equation, as fast drying and restoration can help reduce microbial threats and keep your Patchogue business operational through recovery. 

Even with direct actions like water removal for Patchogue businesses like yours, several approaches can get the job done. In addition to the extraction needs that your café has, you also require containment to prevent the migration of water into other areas of the building. Our SERVPRO professionals can often perform limited emergency services immediately upon arrival so that full-scale mitigation and restoration does not have to begin until after you have closed for the night. 

What Are the Threats of Pooling Water?  

Pooling water in areas like the bathroom can lead to potential problems and hazards for those exposed. While you should limit any traffic into this area beyond restoration professionals, the severity of this situation might dictate how capable you are of staying open during the emergency. With varying degrees of threat, some of the potential problems with standing water include: 

  • Slips and Falls
  • Absorption
  • Microbial Threats
  • Migration 

What Are the Steps for Extracting Standing Water?  

Extraction is a vital service that our professionals can perform as soon as we arrive at your damaged facility. Because many of your customers use areas like the bathroom in your building, addressing standing water should happen as soon as possible. There is a range of extractors. We choose between our available options correlates with the severity of the situation considerations like debris and solids in the water. Some of the extraction tools that our professionals use includes: 

  • Submersible Pumps – Submerging pumps into several inches of standing water can be the most direct approach to removing hundreds or even thousands of gallons of clean water over a couple of hours.  
  • Wet Vacuums – Wet vacuums are ideal for when water levels are below a couple of inches, yet still too high for only using drying efforts. The removal of surface water is a vital step for efficient drying. 
  • Squeegee Wands – With tile flooring in the bathroom areas of your café, we can utilize squeegee wands for clearing off lingering water on the floor's surface. The more efficient and thorough this clearing can be, the less likely water gets underneath the tiling. 
  • Carpet Wands – Migration of water in Patchogue businesses is a considerable threat with more substantial loss incidents, so saturation of carpet outside of the bathroom in your business can get damaged by spreading water. Carpet wands can help to pull trapped water from carpet fibers and padding with a powerful vacuum system. 

Who Repairs Damaged Commercial Plumbing?  

Not only is the removal of water and drying of your café restroom a top priority, but repairs must also occur before the room is ready for use again. While many restoration companies might encourage you to seek out subcontractors on your own to build back and repairs, our SERVPRO team features a full division of commercial contractors to help however you need it. We offer: 

  • Qualified Professionals – In both reconstruction and restoration, we devote time and resources to improving the knowledge and the experience of our professionals; however we can.  
  • Full-Scale Restoration – We offer far more than just plumbing repairs or light patching work. We have an experienced division of licensed contractors that can rebuild your business from the ground up if necessary or replace a damaged plumbing fixture quickly and correctly.  
  • Seamless Transitions Between Mitigation and Reconstruction – Time is always the enemy of any restoration project, so having fast and efficient transitions between restoration and reconstruction phases limits the time and money involved in restoring the property entirely.  

Can My Business Stay Open After a Water Loss?  

Staying open after a disaster involves a careful assessment by our responding professionals. While there are containment strategies that can be effective in even severe water loss scenarios, the location of the damage, and how complicated it would be to work around this activity, are determining factors for this decision. 

Water losses can be a threatening force for your business, especially when you do not know for sure if you can stay open while restoration begins. Our SERVPRO of Patchogue team can help with efficient water removal and drying to make losses "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (631) 924-1801.

Why Would I Choose Professional Restoration for Water Damage?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

water line broke in bedroom SERVPRO can mitigate your water damage issue. Call the Patchogue SERVPRO Team, and watch them work miracles.

Our Team Offers Fast and Reliable Extraction and Drying to Protect Your Patchogue Home. 

Water losses can be overwhelming, especially when you are juggling the preservation of your belongings with lessening the spread and severity of migrating water. As challenging as these conditions might initially appear to your Patchogue property, it can be worse when you do not have the appropriate tools to manage standing water or identify moisture damage beyond the surface.

There are many credible solutions for water removal in Patchogue homes, though our professionals lean most heavily on a handful of trusted devices and machines. Submersible pumps are often the centerpiece, helping to reduce standing water to a couple of inches. At this point, the surface water can get addressed by a wet vacuum.

What is the Harm of Standing Water? 

  • Absorption
  • Material Deterioration
  • Mildew
  • Mold

Standing water presents concerns because you cannot accurately identify other damages that might be occurring as a result. For example, standing water on hardwood floors can get absorbed into the planks through the cellulose in the makeup of the wood itself. After a brief time, trapped water bonds with the molecular structure of the material and distorts and bloats it.

Is There Water I Cannot See? 

Water damage rarely only exists in areas you can see, meaning that migrating water is as much a threat to structural cavities and underlying materials as it is to the surface. With moisture meters, hygrometers, and thermal imagery, our SERVPRO professionals can get a better understanding of the presence of moisture in these areas and determine the best solution for removing it.

It can be overwhelming to take on the restoration of your home after a water loss incident on your own. In many cases, this can lead to inadequate drying that welcomes secondary loss like microbial threats. Let our SERVPRO of Patchogue team help you through the recovery process with efficient equipment and practices. You can reach us 24/7 at (631) 924-1801.

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