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Don’t Tackle Flood Damage Remediation in Your Oceanside Home Alone

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Tackle Flood Damage Remediation in Your Oceanside Home Alone Your kitchen can be completely taken over by flood damage and cause turmoil. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Cleaning Up Your Oceanside Home After a Flood

Cleaning is a vital component to restoration work that our team does for Oceanside homes after disasters like flooding. While there are always multiple concerns to address including structural degradation, saturation, contamination, and controlled demolition, cleanup and debris removal are essential services to make this disaster “Like it never even happened.” You can count on the experience and training of our skilled professionals to handle every aspect of this recovery with great care.

Cleanup after flood damage in your Oceanside home occurs at many different stages of recovery, and this is primarily because cleaning happens in many phases itself. Our experienced SERVPRO professionals must contain the spread of damages in the property, but we must also address air quality concerns, the potential growth of mold, debris and construction material degradation, and disinfection of the property. Each of these phases is a vital element to restoring your home after this disaster.

Containment is part of the mitigation process, and it can prove beneficial to your flood-damaged house in many ways. From preventing the spread of mold spores to reducing harsh odors that can come along with standing black and grey water in the property, physical barriers and the use of hydroxyl generators or ozone machines can help to keep damaging conditions contained to the most concentrated areas.

While flooding can often involve the controlled demolition of affected construction materials, someone has to clean up this mess that gets made. Dust and debris are common in demolition and even reconstruction, so our SERVPRO team stays active in reducing both the particulates in the air and keeping surfaces wiped clean. Once structural elements get exposed, we can also utilize this opportunity to apply disinfecting sprays and antimicrobial agents to protect the skeleton of your home from damaging conditions like mold or bacterial growth.

Every one of our technicians has a role in the recovery and restoration of your damaged property after a debilitating situation like flooding. You can count on the experienced and certified technicians of our SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside crew to do whatever it takes to get your property back to preloss condition. Give us a call anytime at (516) 536-1801.

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Our Professionals Can Handle Any Size Fire Damage Disaster In Your Atlantic Beach Home

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professionals Can Handle Any Size Fire Damage Disaster In Your Atlantic Beach Home Just call us at (516) 536-1801 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

How Do I Tackle Fire Damage In My Atlantic Beach Home?

Time and time again, we learn that fire damage can happen to the most cautious of homeowners. It only takes an electrical failure or an unattended candle to spark a fire inside your home. Even when you detect it early and extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher, there is residue to address. The smell, smoke, and leftover extinguishing agent can all leave your home in need of professional services.

If your home in Atlantic Beach is a victim of fire damage, SERVPRO is available to help. No fire is too small or too big for us to lend our expertise and restore your home. Our fire and smoke damage restoration technicians (FSRT) train specifically to take targeted steps depending on the origin of the fire, the nature of each material that burned and composition of remaining damage. More importantly, our team is available 24/7 and is agile in responding to your emergency.

For organic materials engulfed in flames, such as wood items, they leave behind fine dust that can be wiped down with cleaning solution and a wet sponge. Conversely, polymers, and other synthetic materials require a different approach as their remains tend to be stickier and harder to remove. Our SERVPRO technicians take a close look at the nature of the residue before taking action. Even carpet full of soot can be salvaged when treated appropriately. If there is ever a material saturated beyond repair, our team takes charge and removes it from your home.

Also frequent in fires of all sizes, is the smell they leave behind. Even when your belongings are in good shape, and the cleanup is minor, the lingering odor can be overwhelming. To counteract it, our SERVPRO crew has a variety of approaches to use, including deodorizing pellets, charcoal-activated filters, and even ozone air purifiers. By using one or several of these techniques, we leave the air in your home feeling fresh.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside is here to help. Just call us at (516) 536-1801 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Call SERVPRO for Advanced Methods to Salvage Your Treasures after an Oceanside Water Damaging Event

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call SERVPRO for Advanced Methods to Salvage Your Treasures after an Oceanside Water Damaging Event Trust SERVPRO to Salvage Water Damaged Photos and Books in Oceanside

Water Damaged Documents in Your Oceanside Home? - How Can You Save Them?

When we think of water damage to your home, we usually picture a broken pipe that has flooded your kitchen and caused damage to your hardwood floors. We may also think of carpeting drenched in water and how much it might cost to remove and replace it before mold starts invading your home. In extreme cases, we may also think of how cumbersome it could be to replace drywall that is saturated with water and how exactly do you find a contractor to fix it. However, one of the most valuable possessions a water incident threatens is documents and pictures that contain much of your personal history and memories.
 
If your Oceanside home is subject to water damage and you are unsure of who can help you, reach out to SERVPRO as soon as possible. Our technicians train specifically to help restore your home after there has been a water event. You can call us 24/7 and expect our team of experts to rapidly arrive to assess the damage and draft an action plan that can focus on returning your home to normal and minimizing the disruption to your daily life.
 
Aside from the infrared technology, we utilize to monitor humidity in your home, and the extraction and drying tools we use, our SERVPRO document recovery services are quite helpful. Most homeowners may try a do-it-yourself approach and dry any relevant papers by airing them out or using a hair dryer to remove the moisture. Our team has the know-how necessary to vacuum freeze documents and through sublimation achieve the conversion of frozen into gas directly, without it becoming liquid again. The goal is to have your documents return to as near as the original condition as is possible. Photographs and documents can have strong sentimental value; we try to preserve them for you.
 
SERVPRO of Long Beach/ Oceanside is here to help you at (516) 536-1801. Well beyond salvaging structural and ornamental elements of your home, we are your solution in restoring your most essential possessions. Give us a call and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Long Beach After A Fire

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Long Beach After A Fire We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer our experience, expertise and necessary equipment in restoring your home.

What to Expect from Fire Damage Remediation Professionals in Long Beach

Fires can cause extensive harm to a residential property in Long Beach, even if the blaze itself seems small and extinguishes quickly. The residues from the fire spread throughout a home on the superheated air currents and frequently through the HVAC system. Trying to mitigate the harm caused by a fire as a do-it-yourself project exposes your home to the possibility of permanent damage as most homeowners have neither the equipment nor the experience to complete the tasks appropriately.

Engaging a full-service disaster restoration company to remediate fire damage in Long Beach is the safest course. The soot and smoke carried from room to room inside your home are toxic and often challenging to remove. The training our crews complete from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares them to use effective strategies that clean up the charring, soiling, and odors post-fire.

A fast response is critical as fire residues immediately damage structural components and contents, and the harm grows progressively worse and more expensive to remediate as time passes. SERVPRO is Faster to any size disaster, arriving at your home as soon as possible with a full complement of Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and the products, tools, and equipment needed in our well-stocked service vehicles.

An experienced project manager assesses the fire site and other areas of your home for damage and devises a plan. Our technicians get right to work, no delays needed because of our preparations. SERVPRO crews match soot types with the products, tools, and equipment that best remove each. Dry, ashy residues vacuum and dry sponge away. Thick, sticky soot from electrical fires and slow combustion of fabrics or damp items need agitation and sometimes the addition of a cleaner with surfactants and wetting agents to loosen the coating.

Protein-based soot deposits a thin but hard to remove layer, common after kitchen and grease fires. SERVPRO technicians use solvents and abrasives to remove the highly-odiferous residue. Odor Control Technicians (OCT), our deodorization specialists, employ a range of methods to eliminate, not just cover up, the noxious smells left after a fire.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside stands ready to help when fire damage disrupts your life. Call us at (516) 536-1801 round the clock, 365 days a year for prompt assistance.

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Our Technicians Explain Our Water Damage Restoration Process For Your Oceanside Home

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Technicians Explain Our Water Damage Restoration Process For Your Oceanside Home Call us at (516) 536-1801 for an evaluation of your water damage scenario.

Steps Professionals Take To Complete Water Cleanup In Oceanside

If water damages your Oceanside home, you might be unsure of the approach you need to take. The harm done by water incursion is immediate and progressive, moving quickly from a minor inconvenience to significant destruction of structural components within just a few hours. Engaging our team of water mitigation experts pays dividends as we respond fast and have the training and professional equipment to take care of all aspects of a water emergency.

Professional water cleanup in Oceanside is the best investment you can make to get your life back on track after a leaky roof, broken down plumbing, or appliance malfunction creates a water disaster. Our team of trained managers and technicians arrive within hours and assess the damage with an experienced eye, developing a remediation plan quickly. High-efficiency water extractors and submersible pumps are onboard our service vehicles, ready to assist our employees as we begin the tasks needed to restore your home.

Even if the electricity is shut down temporarily in the water loss spaces, SERVPRO’s equipment operates with gas motors or using truck-mounted power generation. Virtually no delay occurs between the assessment and the commencement of water removal. Our employees use sensitive moisture meters to establish baseline readings for water damaged structural components. We search for trapped water in building cavities, releasing it with methods such as flood cuts, wanded extractors with extensions, and drilling holes in mortar joints or ceiling tiles.

SERVPRO then creates a drying plan, retrieving air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers from the well-stocked green trucks. We establish an atmosphere of dry, warm air to move water absorbed into porous building materials into the air as vapor. Evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers capture the moisture for disposal.

We clear away any soiling or residues left by the water damage and employ EPA-registered disinfectants to sanitize the affected spaces. Throughout the project SERVPRO employees are on the look-out for any mold growth, adding remediation of a microbial infestation to the water cleanup agenda if needed.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside has the crews and equipment needed to complete a professional cleanup after a water loss in your home. Call us at (516) 536-1801 for an evaluation of your water damage scenario.

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Oceanside Experts Discuss Water Damage Restoration

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Oceanside Experts Discuss Water Damage Restoration No matter the cause of the water damage, SERVPRO can restore your home to its preloss condition.

What to Expect When SERVPRO Helps with Oceanside Water Damage

Inviting a professional water remediation company to assess and help with the recovery of your Oceanside home after a water loss can feel intimidating. Gaining a bit of knowledge about our team approach to restoring your home offers you a solid idea about how the project might impact your day to day life and gives you confidence in our skills and training. Here are some things you might see or can expect. 

When water damage occurs in your Oceanside home, speed is essential to the best outcome. Our team is available 24/7 to assess the damage and make a comprehensive plan to handle all aspects of water loss recovery. After sharing the plan, we disclose any adaptations needed.  Clear communication is a priority between our customers and our team, including the people in our office who work with you on insurance and billing issues. 

Once SERVPRO settles on an agenda for your water damage restoration, our crews get right to work. Our service vehicles carry pumps, water extractors, and a full complement of drying equipment. Throughout the process of removing the water and carrying out structural drying, we measure and monitor moisture levels. We use the data gathered as a guide, helping us determine when the affected building materials return to preloss condition. We complete drying using air movers and heat to transform water absorbed by structural components into a vapor state. Dehumidifiers capture that vapor for disposal. 

We gather information about what caused the water loss -- plumbing or roof issues, overflowing tubs or sinks, storm damage, or more -- and help arrange for or make suggestions about the repair. SERVPRO keeps an eye out for any mold growth during remediation as fungal involvement can follow water damage and suggests adding mold remediation if necessary. The water damaged area is cleaned of soiling and sanitized with EPA registered disinfectants to inhibit any microbial infestation. 

You can rely on SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside to help with your water damage recovery needs. Call us at (516) 536-1801 to set up an evaluation. 

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SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside- Faster To Any Disaster

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why should you use SERVPRO when a disaster strikes your Long Beach/Oceanside home or business? 

  1. We are faster to any size emergency.
  2. We provide 24 hour emergency service 
  3. We have the training, the equipment and experience to respond immediately to your emergency.
  4. We work with your insurance company to help manage the insurance process and paperwork
  5. We are local members of this community!
  6. We deal with not only fire, water, storm emergencies! We also handle mold remediation services, general cleaning, Biohazard removal, Odor Removal and sewage removal!
  7. Our technicians are well versed in all aspects of restoration and are compassionate to your needs. We understand how upsetting these situations can be are are always here to help!

If your Long Beach/Oceanside home as been affected by a catastrophe be sure to give us a call today at 516-536-1801

Why choose SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside?

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

You might be asking yourself. Why SERVPRO? What makes them stand out among other restoration companies? Well here at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside we specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after fire, smoke or water damage.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration! From initial to ongoing training at SERVPRO Corporate to e-learnings, continuing education classes, IICRC courses..we are constantly learning and evolving using the most innovative drying technology.

You can rest assured your home and the contents inside of it are in good hands! If your home or business has been affected by a fire, storm, water damage- need a mold clean up? General cleaning? Contact us at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside today at 516-536-1801!

Workplace Emergencies that can Affect your Long Beach/Oceanside Business!

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

A workplace emergency is an event that occurs that could endanger your employees, clients, the public or causes damage and disruption to your workplace operations & environment. Workplace emergencies come in a variety of forms and understanding these types of emergencies that may occur at your business and the steps that should be taken to handle them is crucial to your Long Beach/Oceanside business!

Work-Related Emergency- These emergencies are caused by factors relating directly to the work conduction such as a chemical spill, machinery malfunction, or dangerous gas leak.

Natural Emergencies- this is the biggest type of an emergency that a workplace may experience & is also the hardest to plan for as weather can be extremely unpredictable. A natural emergency can occur as a result of flooding, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow or really any type of severe weather condition. 

In order to minimize the damage in these cases is to have a well though out plan in place. The plan you create should e tailored specifically to your workplace. Have a clear chain of command as this will help prevent any confusion during an emergency. Make sure you have evacuation procedures in order and make sure all fire alarms are up to date.

If your business has been affected by a storm related emergency call SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside we'll handle the clean up so you can get back to your business in not time. Contact us today at 516-536-1801.

Have a Fire Prevention Plan in your Long Beach/Oceanside Home

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

The purpose of having a fire prevention plan is to prevent a fire from occurring in your home. Here are some great tips from http://home.nyc.gov/html/fdny/pdf/rcny/rcny_fire_safety_plan_2_emerg_info_sect.pdf on basic fire prevention.

  1. Your home should be equipped with a smoke detector and you should periodically check them to make sure that they work. Replace batteries in the spring and fall when you move your clocks forward and back. 
  2. Carelessly handed of discarded cigarettes are the leading cause of fire deaths. Never smoke in bed or when you are drowsy and be especially careful when you are smoking on a sofa. Be sure to extinguish every cigarette in an ashtray that is deep and wont tip over. 
  3. Matched and lighters can be deadly in the hands of children. Store them out of reach.
  4. Do not leave cooking unattended. Keep your stove top clean and free of items that can catch on fire. Before your go to bed, check your kitchen to ensure that your oven is off and an coffee or teapot is unplugged.
  5. Never overload electrical outlets. Replace any electric cord that is cracked or frayed. Never run extension cords under rugs.
  6. Prepare an emergency escape route with members of your household. Choose a meeting place within safe distance of your home where you should all meet in case you get separated during a fire.
  7. Exercise care in the use and placement of fresh cut decorative greens, such as Christmas trees and holiday wreaths. If possible, keep then planted or in water. Keep decorative greens away from any flames, including fire places. Do not keep for extended periods of time, as they dry, decorative greens become more easily combustible. 

If all else fails and your home is affected by fire damage be sure to contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside at 516-536-1801