Recent Water Damage Posts

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.

How Should I Prepare for Water Damage Restoration in Patchogue?

8/8/2020 (Permalink)

two servpro vehicles at a house We're Faster To Any Size Disaster--Our Customers Welcome Our Rapid Water Mitigation to Rescue Their Patchogue Homes

Count on Clear Communication and Fast Professional Work from the SERVPRO Team When Water Damage Needs Restoration in Patchogue

We know our customers will experience a steep learning curve if this is the first time they confront substantial water damage at their Patchogue residence. In addition to stress caused by the broken appliance or burst plumbing is anxiety about what awaits you and your family during the restoration process. Sometimes the cure might seem more disturbing than the water loss itself. We are here to calm those fears.

What Are the Characteristics of a High-Quality Water Disaster Recovery Company?

When your home suffers water damage, restoration sourced from Patchogue experts is optimal. The best results come when the company chosen is licensed and certified, local, and committed to our community. You are assured that:

  • Crews, equipment, and products needed for the project are close by, reducing response time
  • Communication with managers and even owners of the company is easy to accomplish for questions and concerns
  • Checking company references with local business organizations, friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors is possible
  • Issues that might crop up in the future regarding the project or other losses can be discussed and managed in a straightforward manner
  • A local company is proud of its reputation and invests in training and equipment to build and improve its services for the community

What Kinds of Training and Equipment Improves Restoration Outcomes?

The SERVPRO team bases exemplary service on the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training managers and technicians mastered in preparation for your job. As an international standard-setting organization, the IICRC is in the vanguard of water damage restoration strategies, including hands-on use of the innovative equipment that efficiently manages unwanted water. Our certified employees can share with you the scientifically-based reasons for and implementation of restoration best practices.

How Do Restoration Professionals Establish a Workspace that Limits Hazards?

When we arrive, an experienced project manager completes a safety assessment. This step identifies issues that could cause injury or worse for our customers or workers. We put in place controls that shield individuals from harm during restoration, essential for the  health and well-being of you and your loved ones and our employees:

Electrical hazards

  • We wrap up and confine cords and lines that could tangle and spark
  • We turn off electricity in areas we cannot control until the water evacuates to avoid shock or electrocution

Structural hazards

  • We identify supporting structures weakened or broken because of water pressure or saturation -- adding braces to mitigate further risks or taping off the affected sections of your home.
  • We check for water collected in cavities, especially overheard or in walls, threatening collapse -- using controlled demolition techniques like punching weep holes in ceilings or making flood cuts in walls to release water and facilitate drying efforts.

Contamination issues

We categorize the water depending on what dirt, chemicals, or infectious waste mixed into the fluids -- determining what types of personal protective equipment (PPE) our crews need to wear, whether we need to construct containment work areas to limit spread, and if the extracted water will require containment and disposal as hazardous waste.

What Data Do Restoration Professionals Gather to Plan and Monitor Progress?

Project managers walk through your home, observing the damage they can see and planning strategies to discover whether and where water migrated into unseen spaces. Baseline moisture level data is vital for determining and monitoring the progress toward drying goals.

  • Job scoping to determine the extent of the water damage:
  • Visual inspection
  • Testing with moisture detectors, moisture meters, and infrared imaging for hidden and trapped water -- moisture levels of similar materials are recorded for comparison purposes.

When the Job Plan Is Complete, What Can I Expect the Restoration Technicians to Do?

We review the restoration game plan with you and make sure your insurance company is also in the loop. The signature green service vehicles open their doors, and the equipment rolls off for action.

Emergency services

  • Water pumping and extraction -- submersible pumps take care of water deeper than two inches while truck-mounted and portable extractors suction up the remaining fluids.
  • Controlled demolition to release trapped water -- data gathered earlier pinpoints places the water collected in cavities, and we cut or drill holes or remove sections of building materials to gain access to the water.
  • Cleaning and disinfection -- surfaces receive a thorough cleaning and then broadcast disinfection with EPA-registered products.
  • Structural drying -- the moisture levels graphed earlier inform our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians in positioning air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to facilitate evaporation and remove the water vapor produced for appropriate disposal.

You need an ally when water damages your home. SERVPRO of Patchogue is there every step of the way, providing exemplary restoration services while answering your questions and concerns. We answer your call to (631) 924-1801 24/7 because water does not wait.

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.

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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Some Warning Signs of Water Damage Issues in Patchogue

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring Dealing with water damage in your home can be quite stressful. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services and help during this time.

Handling Water Damage in Your Patchogue Residence Quickly can Prevent Costly Repairs

Every homeowner dreads water damage because of the high cost of restoration. Additionally, water can completely ruin some irreplaceable items like old family photos, books, and other items with sentimental value. Water and moisture can also jeopardize the structural integrity of your house.

Water can mainly affect wooden components like walls, floors, wooden furniture, and ceilings. When facing water damage in your Patchogue residence, you can contact the technicians at SERVPRO to begin the mitigation and restoration process immediately. If you do not handle water damage properly, water can cause severe damage to the structures and contents of your home, and the destruction worsens over time. Some factors that determine the cost of restoring water-damaged properties include:

  • The severity of the water loss
  • The building materials and personal possessions that water damaged affect the cost of restoration. If restorers only have to deal with moisture, the restoration cost can be lower.
  • Size of the affected area
  • It is costlier to restore a property if water affects a larger area.
  • Additional restoration work

If water has affected drywall, you may need to replace it. Similarly, if mold had the chance to grow, restorers need to perform mold remediation. These additional issues can increase the cost of restoring your home.

It requires training, specialized equipment, and expertise to dry and restore water-damaged homes properly. Our team can take measures to protect your contents from further damage. Before beginning the water extraction process, we can move furniture and other valuable possessions from the affected area to minimize water absorption and damage.

Our team can remove the standing water using appropriate pumps. After we remove the standing water, the remnant is excess humidity, which can cause mold infestation. We have the tools required to eliminate the excess moisture. We can use air movers and axial fans to enhance air circulation.

We can also provide humidity control in affected areas to reduce moisture migration, microbial amplification, and potential secondary damage. This involves setting up and turning on dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels within the affected areas.

Our SERVPRO team understands that dealing with a water intrusion incident can be stressful. We can handle all aspects of water damage restoration, from the initial inspection to cleaning, drying, and repairs. Our technicians can take the time to understand your concerns and address them all.

SERVPRO of Patchogue has the expertise required to restore your home correctly. Call us at (631) 924-1801 at any time for help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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A Balanced Drying System Means Faster Water Removal and Reduced Damage to Your Patchogue Residence

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded livingroom Our experts are ready to help you restore your Patchogue home from water damage.

Removing Excess Moisture and Applying Drying Methods After a Water Damage Incident Takes Place In Your Patchogue Home

When a home in Patchogue becomes overly damp or wet, starting the mitigation process without delay. Every second that passes allows water to migrate into previously dry areas. However, SERVPRO’s technicians receive extensive training in mitigation and restoration science, ensuring that we take the proper approach and use the most efficient machines to protect your property. 

Using the correct setup ensures that the drying system used during your Patchogue home’s water removal job is balanced. This is vital to increasing the efficiency of the restorative work that follows. Removing water via pumps and extraction units increases the efficiency of our drying equipment, as well. To help cause moisture saturating carpets, walls, and furnishings to evaporate, we use air movers or box fans to increase the amount of air passing across surfaces. This air pulls moisture away from the surface, causing water deeper inside to move toward the outside of damp objects.

 When accidents happen inside a home or apartment, it sometimes becomes desirable to use the residence’s heating system. Increased temperatures increase the amount of moisture that air can hold. However, we often only need to do this in an enclosed area and not the entire residence. This is what we call a ‘closed’ drying system. 

We also use open drying systems, particularly when security issues are not a concern because it requires us to leave windows (and oftentimes doors) open. During the warmer months, this is a possibility that can reduce costs. Additionally, it is possible to use both and combine these systems for fast, efficient drying after water removal takes place.

Either of these systems must remain balanced, meaning that the moisture in the air is removed from it as rapidly as it evaporates into the air. The panels located on our desiccant machines help us ascertain this rate. If this rate decreases, the air becomes saturated with moisture, and damp objects stop drying. If the desiccant dehumidifiers work at a higher rate than necessary, the absence of excess moisture in the air results in a lowered efficiency. We either reduce the rate of desiccation, increase the heat and air currents, or a combination of both.

SERVPRO of Patchogue continually monitors this and other mitigation work to ensure that we finish restoring your Coram, Selden, or Bellport residence “Like it never even happened,” as quickly as possible. Call (631) 201-4813 for professional water removal experts. 

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Call Our Emergency Response Team In Selden When You Are Facing Water Damage

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

A basement covered in water after a water heater burst The water heater supply line burst and spewed water onto the concrete floor of this basement.

Things You Can Do Before Helps Arrives for Water Removal at Your Selden Home

SERVPRO technicians arrive quickly to clean up water damage after the initial phone call. Homeowners can take action against the water loss during the period between the time of the call and the arrival of the technicians.

Before water damage cleanup in a Selden home, it is helpful to pick up small items on the floor. The removal of decorative baskets, magazines, children, and pet toys, and other objects makes the water extraction process go easier.

Safety First

SERVPRO technicians may advise that the electricity is turned off and do not test any electronics with possible water damage. The technicians can arrange for a professional to evaluate any devices, so there is no danger of electrical shock.

DIY Water Removal

If there are rags, towels, or mops available, use them to blot up the water. Avoid areas of the home; however, where slip and fall accidents on a wet floor have the potential to occur. A wet/dry vacuum can assist with water extraction until the technicians arrive on-site.

Special Attention to Wet Carpet

When the carpet is part of the water loss incident in a home, unless the water tests positive for contaminants or sewage, it can often dry in place. In cases where the carpet requires removal, homeowners should not attempt to lift it on their own. Technicians extract the water to make the carpet lighter to handle and cut it into strips for disposal.

Water from a Drenched Ceiling Hits the Furnishings Below

If the water came from above and damaged furnishings, it helps to prop up couch and chair cushions for drying. If there is standing water on any furnishings, wipe it away. In the event, stained wood furniture is coming into contact with wet carpeting, put foil between the legs and carpet to inhibit stain bleed into the carpet.

SERVPRO of Patchogue stands ready to help local homeowners with water damage cleanup and restoration. Call their emergency response team at (631) 201-4860, and they can make the water loss in the home. "Like it never even happened."

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Water Removal Selden – Support Begins the Moment you Call

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

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We know how hard your Selden water damage will be, call us now.

The damage can be contained and minimized by removing water from your home or business as fast as possible. Clients should always attempt to stop the source of the water, if possible, and only if it is safe to do so. Avoid entering a building or area with water, whenever there is a suspicion of live electrical circuits, gas, or other noxious substances. Leave it to the experts to accurately assess the situation and take the appropriate precautions.

SERVPRO has been operating in Selden, providing water removal, storm damage recovery, and flood recovery services for many years. We participate in local community organizations. We are part of your community.

Support Begins as Soon as You Call

Our service begins as soon as you call our office. Our SERVPRO representatives handling the phones are trained to provide helpful tips to deal with many different situations. These tips may include how to remain safe until our team arrives. Also, when there is water removal needed, our representatives may discuss how to mitigate the damage. For example:

  • Remove colored area carpets to reduce staining
  • Move books and documents to a dry area
  • Lift furniture and place blocks under the legs
  • And many more depending on the situation

Fast Response to Water Removal Events

Clients can contact us on a 24/7 basis, and we aim to have a team respond to your location within four hours. We far exceed this objective. However, occasionally, the client may request a delay to our response time for many different reasons associated with the event. The first person on the scene is usually one of our crew chiefs. It is his or her job to assess the situation and call for appropriate equipment and staff to deal with the event.

Fast response and action to a water damage situation can significantly reduce the overall damage to your home or business. SERVPRO can deploy submersible pumps, water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. The capacities of these units are tailored to your situation. Our objective is to return your home to its original condition as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 201-4813 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Coram, Centereach, Farmingville, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Us When You Need Professional Service You Can Count On In Selden

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

A kitchen very damaged by a pipe that burst After a pipe burst in this home we were able to extract the water and sanitize the area within a few hours.

Using Air Currents to Swiftly Remove Water Vapor and Dry Out Your House in Selden

Feeling a cool breeze on your skin during the hottest days of summer in Selden can feel very refreshing. That cooling sensation comes from the evaporation of perspiration. When no breeze passes over your skin, you no longer feel the coolness of evaporation taking place.

Within your Selden residence, water removal techniques use similar principles. We use air movers to create air currents, or breezes, inside your house. These steadily pull moisture off the surfaces throughout your house, wherever things have gotten damp. This can happen because a tub overflowed, a sink dripped down through the floor and penetrated the ceiling downstairs, or a pipe broke.

The position of these air movers is just as important as the strength of the current they create. Just like if you blow directly on your arm on a hot day and it barely feels like it is cooler, pointing an air mover so that its air currents directly hit the area we want to dry does very little of what we want it to do. Instead, pointing the air movers in a position that causes the air currents to hit the damp area at an angle produces the effect we want. 

This positioning of our air movers also means that the air stays in contact with the surface longer. Pulling the water out of damp materials means that moisture ends up in the air. Instead of letting it continue floating around inside your residence, SERVPRO places desiccant machines downwind of the bounced-off air. While we do not put these directly in the way, we do put them in places where the air passes through at the most efficient rate.

We also use air scrubbers to remove dust and other contaminants in the air your family breathes. These machines perform a crucial part of keeping the air clean while we work inside your home. Removing water damage sometimes means removing damaged materials. After we pull these items out (drywall, carpet, saturated furniture), our air movers can reach into areas that otherwise might remain unreachable.

Sometimes, we do not need to remove the materials. For instance, we can attach an air mover to the edge of a carpet slightly lifted off the ground and force air underneath. This process, called floating a carpet, dries the carpeting very evenly and thoroughly. We must handle the carpet very gently and use the clips correctly to achieve the most efficient results possible.

SERVPRO of Patchogue helps families in Coram, and also Centereach and Farmingville when they need water removal services to dry out their home or personal belongings. Call us at (631) 201-4928 when you need fast, professional service.

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Some Steps to Effective Water Damage Remediation in Coram

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged living room If water damage situations occur in your home, your best recourse is to contact SERVPRO. We make it "Like it never even happened."

Proper Water Damage Techniques Keeps Homes in Coram from Experiencing Microbial Infestations

Although they exist everywhere, including the houses in Coram, microbes generally do not cause problems for us. However, this is because the conditions we find most comfortable to live do not provide these microbes with a very hospitable environment. They prefer to live in dark, stagnant, damp locations on or near a food source, in particular, cellulose.

While a large percentage of a house contains cellulose, until your home in Coram sustains water damage, its normal arid conditions inhibit the growth of microbes. A tiny leak that only drips intermittently can ruin the balance that keeps microbial populations at harmless levels. 

At SERVPRO, we do our best to make things inside your home comfortable for your family. This can include reducing the humidity levels back to normal, eliminating stains, and other measures to counter the damage left behind by water. As your home becomes more comfortable for your family, its interior environment becomes steadily less favorable to microbes.

When our infrared cameras detect moisture hidden in walls and other places, we use air movers and fans to force this moisture to travel to the surface where it can evaporate. Our desiccant machines extract the water out of the air, continually lowering the humidity levels bit by bit. At the same time, our air scrubbers remove spores, dust, and microbes from the air.

Sometimes, carpets get soaked by clean water. If we can remove the water and dry the carpeting before microbes take advantage of the situation, we can keep their population from exploding. Controlling microbes' growth keeps related problems at bay. These range from odors to deteriorating materials to stains on clothing. 

Thus, our technicians must understand how to float a carpet correctly. Improper use of the air mover used in doing this can cause damage to the carpet, the padding, or the floor to occur. While this damage might not come directly from the air mover itself, allowing dampness to remain can affect subflooring materials and lead to warping, which can cause uneven wearing of the carpet later.

These machines and other devices make it possible to protect your home from many types of secondary water damage, including microbial-related harm. Prevention generally costs less over time and provides many benefits to your family. Instead of waiting for problems to start, we can work with you preventing them.

SERVPRO of Patchogue's specialists can help protect your Selden or Centereach home from microbial infestations. We also serve residents in Farmingville and Bellport when their houses need mitigation of water damage. Call us at (631) 201-4928 for experts who understand the necessary methods.

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How Professionals Dry Water From Hidden Wall Cavities in Patchogue

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to quickly dry your home.

Removing Water Damage from Wall Cavities in Patchogue Homes

Many homeowners do not realize how far-reaching water loss effects can be in their Patchogue residence until professional restoration specialists can show them. Unfortunately, many of these same homeowners mistakenly believe that their preliminary drying efforts have removed the threat, but this is not always the case. In many situations, water can spread into wall cavities, ceiling spaces, and beneath flooring where it is impossible to notice without sophisticated moisture detection tools.

Knowing how widespread these effects can be for water damage in your Patchogue home, our SERVPRO team can respond fast to these emergencies. Once we have identified the source of this damage, we can use these moisture reading tools to determine the presence of moisture pockets and dampness in the walls and in areas where accessibility is an issue. Our mitigation solutions can address saturation and standing water from the time that our team arrives, but we must know where these secondary effects exist to direct our equipment to resolve these situations as well.

Once moisture detection equipment has determined the location of these pockets of dampness and saturation in wall cavities and other challenging areas to reach, we get to work on reaching these effects. While air movers and dehumidifier units can address much of the water and moisture content within the affected areas of your property, we also have specialized machines designed to reach wall cavities and ceiling spaces such as our Injecti-Dry system.

With a minimalistic approach, we can inject hoses into this space between drywall and wood framing to force heated air into this region of the house. By running the dehumidifiers through this process as well, the units can pick up on added vapor in the environment when the Injecti-Dry system evaporates moisture and dampness.

We understand that drying out this portion of your home is just a small piece of the equation to restore any property after a water loss incident fully, but addressing these concerns can help to prevent hazards like mold growth from occurring. Trust our SERVPRO of Patchogue professionals to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened” in your house. Give us a call today at (631) 924-1801.

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Patchogue Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Mitigation

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Unwanted Water and Moisture in Your Patchogue Home? Just Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Mitigation

Drying and Cleaning Your Water-Damaged Patchogue Home

With the many ways that water loss incidents can occur in your Patchogue home, it might not always be easy to identify the source or the severity of the situation. While many homeowners believe that they can address damages like these on their own, many fail to realize the full extent of the problem or lack the specialized equipment necessary to manage it completely. Our professionals have advanced recovery tools and mitigation equipment to get working on returning your property to preloss condition as soon as we arrive at your damaged residence.

With the many layers of water damage that could exist beginning with the source of the incident in your Patchogue home, you need to understand the full extent of the damage as quickly as possible. The job is not completed once the visible water has been removed. Our SERVPRO technicians can identify these moisture pockets, but more importantly, have the specialized equipment to address thoroughly drying exposed elements and materials.

Drying is one of the most critical elements of water damage recovery, and our SERVPRO professionals can work to quickly address these concerns by installing our high-velocity air movers and our dehumidifiers from the time that we first recognize most substantially affected areas of the house. With the efficiency of these systems and our large number of units, we can work to quickly remove all excess moisture and saturation from broad areas in a short period.

Cleaning is a vital component of returning a property to its original condition. While much of the work that we do hinges on preserving and protecting installed construction materials, often these surfaces, flooring, and others affected portions of your property require advanced cleaning techniques to look their best after an incident. Our IICRC-Certified technicians can arrive with carpet and upholstery cleaning equipment, as well as OSHA-approved cleaning agents and equipment to begin restoring the look and function of your home once mitigation steps have completed.

While there are many steps to restoring your home after any type of water loss incident, it is often not something that a homeowner can do on their own. Our SERVPRO of Patchogue rapid response team has the experience and the equipment to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (631) 924-1801.

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We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup & Restoration

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

This home's basement flooded due to heavy rains

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 631-924-1801

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Patchogue and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Being Aware of What To Look For!

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

In this photo which is from a residence that incurred a water damage, our technicians always need to know what types of materials are damaged. Here we can see drywall, paneling, concrete, wood studs and plywood, all soaked from the broken pipe.

We follow proper protocol to understand what materials should be cut out due to greater potential for mold growth (also contingent upon the length of time from the water damage and time when we get called in and arrive on site) versus what materials can be dried in place and salvaged.

Of course each situation is unique and protocol can change based on a variety of factors. This is why at SERVPRO of Patchogue we make sure that our technicians are properly trained to be ready for any situation.

Ceiling Collapse

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

When water damages happen they can present themselves in many different ways. Often times there are many different types of materials that get affected, requiring remediation. In this instance the water came from the floor above and caused severe damage to the room below.

As such, our crew must be prepared to address the various areas of damage in a logical order. Here we see contents affected by fallen drywall and saturated insulation which require additional removal.  Carpet and pad will also have to be addressed once the many contents are photographed, removed from the affected room and set aside for further evaluation by both the insured and insurance adjuster prior to disposal of anything. This is imperative to be certain that the insured gets the reimbursement pertaining to these items.

Potential Dangerous Situation

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Often times, as first responders to a water damage, we must be on guard to walk into a multitude of scenarios. We must remember to be very aware of any hazards that could cause danger to our crew members and the members of the household. Additionally, further damage could occur if proper measures aren’t taken.

In this picture we see water coming from through the floor joists from above. There are clearly exposed electrical wires that could cause problems if left unattended. Our crew members are trained to be on the lookout for various types of hazards and recommend other licensed trades when necessary. In this case we would cut power to the affected areas from the breaker box and perhaps recommend that a licensed electrician further evaluate the homes’ electrical system to ensure that no further damage will occur.

Worries of Winter Weather

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel. If you live where temperatures sink below freezing level, you are also at risk for frozen pipes and ice dams, which can create a major disaster at your home or property. 

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.

A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is cause by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. 

To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps you can take, according to The American Red Cross:

  • Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses.
  • Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.
  • When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.
  • Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.

Ice Dams  

Ice dams can be a little-known, but major problem during the snowy season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof's shingles and into the structure's interior areas, as well as causing gutters and shingles to move or fall. 

Icicles can be an initial sin of an ice dam, according to To spot ice dams inside, "check for water stains or moisture in your attic or along exterior walls of your house. Water stains or moisture may be an indication that an ice dam has formed and water has penetrated the roof membrane."

Removing an ice dam as soon as it is found is vital to helping prevent damage to your property and can be done using heating cables, a roof shovel, or calcium chloride ice melter. 

If winter weather causes water damage to you or your insured's property, SERVPRO of Patchogue is always a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to preloss condition. 

We Are Faster To Your Long Island Water Damage

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Patchogue provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Patchogue provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Patchogue arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –         631-924-1801

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Patchogue

SERVPRO of Patchogue specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Emergency Water Damage Tips

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Act fast to save your belongings.

These tips are for clean water situations only:

  • Shut off water source if possible
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs
  • Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature
  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water
  • Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting

If you come across a situation in which you come across dirty water, you should not try to clean the water yourself.  You should call SERVPRO of Patchogue and have a professional help you out. 

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire & Water - Clean Up & Restoration

SERVPRO of Patchogue is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.  When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.  A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call today!  631-924-1801

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of  Patchogue has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Patchogue

SERVPRO of Patchogue specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.