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Open Tables at Long Beach's Unique Seafood Restaurants this December.

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

van in front of building We hope to see you at Ben's Crab!

Long Beach residents are Queuing Up to Savour the Delicious Shellfish Caught Fresh from the Ocean at Ben's Crab.

If you want to experience the flavor of Long Beach truly, the best way is by booking a table at some of our beachfront restaurants. Ben's Crab has earned a solid reputation among Long Beach Rd locals for its excellent selection of beers, snow crabs, and deep-fried seafood. From December, open tables are available for reservation throughout the Christmas period. Nearby Oceanside got its name from the fantastic fresh oysters caught locally and served each afternoon. From 2 pm till 10:30 pm each day, residents can head down to Ben's Crab for a selection of Clam Chowder, Crawfish, Shrimp, and King Crabs.

    •    Ben's Crab originally began as a single seafood restaurant but has grown to include three locations along the south shore.
    •    A wide selection of cocktails is available, including Lychee Martinis, Mango Mojitos, and Chilled Margaritas.
    •    Locally sourced beer on tap includes Abita Purple Haze and Blue Point Toasted Hops.

Rising tide levels can lead to water intrusion in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 for local water extraction services.

Waterfront Properties in Oceanside Can Be at High Risk of Mold Damage.

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

Oceanside, NY skyline Call our team of professionals if your property is damaged by mold!

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside has Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) to Clear and Disinfect your Property.

The communities in Oceanside are made up of ex-urbanites seeking a quieter life along the coast's serene beaches overlooking Long Beach. Train journeys into New York City are around 45 minutes from Long Beach, but many residents choose to remain in Oceanside's suburban comfort. Being in a close-knit community does not mean a secular one with residents welcoming road-trippers to our backyard beaches all year round. Despite a population of just 35,000 people, there is no shortage of arts, cultural events, and things to do along the coast. The eateries are diverse and specialize in fresh fish caught from the bay, while a trip up to the iconic Long Beach is a feast of fairway food and drink.

Whale watching can be observed from the edges of the nearby Long Beach, or you can take one of the many chartered barges from the local marina to catch a glimpse of dolphins and whales that frequent the bay in search of fresh fish. Oceanside is a relaxing getaway from the bustling New York but retains thriving cultural art, music, and surf culture. Our culinary fame comes from the delicious Oceanside oysters brought in droves from fishing vessels into the local waterfront restaurants and cafes. It was our oysters that led to the name Oceanside which came into being in the mid-19th century, changing over from the last name, Christian Hook.

    •    Whale watching tours set sail from the south shore near Oceanside with chartered companies, including American Princess Cruises and Long Island Whale Watching by Fire Island.
    •    The Marine Nature Study Area offers 52-acres of conservation projects that support the growth and study of wild sea life.
    •    From Oceanside, the beaches stretch from the Point Lookout across Long Beach and finally finishing at Atlantic to complete the south shore.

The Damaging Effects of Hurricane Sandy on Oceanside's Shoreline Community
The biggest natural disaster in living memory to strike our community was Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Hurricane Sandy's impact was mudslides, property damages, floods, and winds, which lasted for 9-days, killing over 100 people on the East Coast. The cost of property damages resulting from this super-storm is estimated to be $70 billion. Here in Oceanside, the southern side of town became utterly submerged in floodwaters. The community residents were forced to endure a two-week-long power outage while waiting for The Long Island Power Authority to return basic amenities to the desperate residents.

    •    The mega-storm formed in the Caribbean Sea and, within the first days, became classified as a category one storm- the most severe category.
    •    Hurricane Sandy moves North toward the United States East Coast, stretching out over 100 miles in radius.
    •    As Sandy pushes up, the East Coast flooding occurs in New Jersey while a separate pressure storm presses the Hurricane close to the mainland with winds blowing across over 1,000 miles of coastline.
    •    By October 30th Hurricane Sandy began to weaken after causing extensive damage to New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Oceanside, and Manhattan.

Visiting Oceanside in Nassau County
A weekend road trip to Oceanside is undoubtedly worth the gas. Our community is home to some fantastic restaurants, including Chadwick's American Chop House & Bar, as well as Nathan's Famous Hotdogs recently moved to Long Beach Road. The Barrier Brewing Company has over a dozen craft beers with regular tasting sessions and free popcorn. On weekends this brewery offers live music and a range of delicious food-trucks to compliment your beers and popcorn. Fresh Fisheries include Peter's Clam Bar, Ben's Crab, and Michael's Porthole, where you can enjoy oysters overlooking the NYC skyline. These shellfish are typically caught the same morning and sold at the harbor before making their way on to your plate.

Taking a trip to the local pier in Masone's Beach Club Village offers sunset views over the bay with swimming and occasionally live music. The beach includes playgrounds for children, basketball courts as well as picnic areas, and barbecues. The village community has a 1.5 square mile area and around 5,000 year-round residents who live in the bungalows dotted along the shoreline. The name of this unique village community that lives in NYC's shadow comes from former Department of Works Superintendent Michael Massone, who devoted much of his life to preserving this stunning area of the coast for residents and visitors to enjoy.

SERVPRO Helps Oceanside Residents to Remediate and Disinfect Mold issues in their Homes. Contact us Right away at the First Signs of Mold Growth.

Microbial infestations can often creep up, with homeowners remaining unaware of their presence until a late stage. If you notice persistent musty odors in your home or dampness, it could be a mold growth issue. Our services use safe techniques to identify and remove mold colonies from the house. Typically, mold issues occur as the result of a moisture problem. Our technicians can find the source of this issue and correct the moisture problem using a combination of air-moving and dehumidification equipment. We can remove non-salvageable materials from your property while pressure washing or removing molds from non-porous and semi-porous materials. Remediating a home with mold growth requires significant expertise and training.

    •    Our technicians can remove infested materials such as drywall, carpeting, or fabrics. We dispose of these materials correctly before reinstalling the new drywall. Non-porous items can typically be restored using immersion cleaning or mechanical washing.
    •    We are happy to work alongside industrial hygienists and indoor environmental specialists to ensure your home returns to a sanitary state. Alternatively, our team can work under the Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines to perform the necessary restoration of your home.
    •    Our crew chiefs can advise on protecting your home from future issues with our outstanding services, such as vapor barrier installation.

If you notice or suspect that there is a mold issue affecting your property, contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801.

How can Oceanside Homeowners Minimize Damage after a Basement Floods?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

flooded basement with the water boots in the foreground Flood damage can be dealt with quickly if you have the right team. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

Flooded Basements in Oceanside Can Harm the Whole House. Call a Professional Team to Act Quickly and Efficiently

A flooded basement in Oceanside poses a threat to the integrity of your home as a whole. Once you and your family are in a safe place, it is time to address the cleanup, which can appear overwhelming. A successful restoration process following a flood requires a multi-pronged approach, and you would do well in contacting a professional team to help you formulate the next steps.

In Oceanside, flood damage restoration is one of the core services we offer at SERVPRO. Call us as soon as feasible, and allow us to arrive at your home with our advanced equipment ready to sort through the damage. Once you meet our team, you witness the level of knowledge and expertise we bring to the table, which translates into minimizing your loss of time and money.

Should homeowners discard all items touched by floodwater?

It may seem like every single surface in your basement is dirty and beyond repair, but before you toss everything out, let our SERVPRO team take a look. Depending on each of your items' materials and damage, our team may recommend that we move them out to apply specialized cleaning techniques in a remote location. In the meantime, our technicians focus on the following at your home-

  • Water extraction by using pumps of varying power appropriate to the volume of water in your home
  • Removal and disposal of debris and unsalvageable items
  • Application of anti-microbial solutions throughout your home

Our team also uses dehumidifiers, air movers, and other state-of-the-art techniques to remove excess humidity from your home. Throughout the process, we create barriers between affected areas and the rest of your home to minimize cross-pollution as much as possible.

SERVPRO of Long Beach/ Oceanside is at your side when emergencies happen. Call us at (516) 536-1801 whenever you need us and let us lead your restoration efforts. Our job isn’t complete until your home feels, “Like it never even happened.”

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Who fixes a property after a fire in Oceanside?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

Fire flames isolated on black background Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 for assistance.

SERVPRO Provides Qualified Restoration Technicians to Oceanside Residents with Property Fire Damage.

Are property fires common?
Many residents of Oceanside experience a property fire at some point during their ownership. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recorded 1,348,500 fires in the single year of 2009. Over a third of these fires were structural, which can require extensive repair and reconstruction. Our team of qualified technicians is here to help you overcome the damage implications of a fire quickly and hassle-free. Using our industry-leading training and cutting-edge equipment, we can often save the structure and build assembly elements without removing and replacing items. We can work closely with your insurance adjuster to produce an accurate estimate and provide an initial inspection of damages within just four hours from notification of loss.

What are the common causes of property fires?
Housefires are mainly caused by cigarettes, heating equipment malfunctions, electrical systems, and cooking. It can be easy to leave stove or fan heater unattended, but items can combust in a matter of minutes. Depending on your Oceanside home's decor, these flames can quickly catch onto structural elements that are primarily made from woods. Plywood or gypsum board, in particular, can ignite rapidly, leading to a property fire. SERVPRO recommends practicing fire safety at all times when in the home to ensure a reduction in property fires. However, when these do occur, you can contact us throughout the day and night to arrange a restoration service. Many properties that suffer from the fire have cosmetic damages rather than permanent ones, which means, provided the fire is contained, that the chances of a successful restoration are high.

Who is involved in fire damage restoration?
    •    A professional restoration technician that can put in place a cleaning and repair plan for your home by examining the site
    •    An insurance company that issued you a home policy for fire-related damages and foots the bill for fire restoration
    •    An insurance adjuster who works as a go-between for production technicians and insurance companies to produce an accurate estimate and guidance for restoration

Why are professional restoration technicians useful?
A fire damage restoration technician's role in your Oceanside home is to provide advice to insurance adjusters regarding claims and deals directly with you during the service.  We understand that house fires are traumatic, and, as a homeowner, you need the situation resolved as quickly as possible. Our restoration technicians are here to provide you with the assistance you need to get your home back to its preloss condition.  By doing so, you can return to your personal and professional lives. We believe a satisfactory restoration service requires empathetic, compassionate, and expert communication between the three parties involved with clearing and restoring a home.

Is fire damage restoration difficult?
Working as a professional production technician or crew chief can be challenging. Every property fire we face presents different challenges and requires other methods or equipment to overcome. We want to get your home back to a normal condition, which can mean working through evenings, on weekends, and through long shifts. In the immediate aftermath of a fire, a tremendous amount of work must be undertaken to mitigate potential losses in a small space of time. Removing smoke residues and bringing malodors under control can be a grueling task, but getting customers home back to preloss condition is fulfilling once the hard work is complete.

What does fire restoration aim to achieve?
    •    A report on the extent of losses in the home and efficient interactions with an insurance adjuster to produce an accurate estimate
    •    Quickly separating what can and cannot be restored at a property and minimizing losses through effective mitigation.
    •    Producing high quality of restoration to provide lasting satisfaction for homeowners undergoing the process of fire losses

How does a fire restoration technician approach fire damage?
Producing high quality of restoration requires a versatile approach to deal with the variables of fire losses. Variable factors in restoration can include the type of building, its assembly, and the severity of the fire losses. To tackle these issues, technicians need a solid grasp of how fires spread damages, the process of restoration, inspecting various losses, the deodorization of smoke odors. We use descriptive details from your initial notification of loss to pack our trucks with the required equipment from industrial foggers to cleaning agents and mechanical tools. We may also provide expert advice on moving out contents, restoring contents, and coordinating with subcontractors to return your home to preloss conditions.

What training and qualifications do fire restoration technicians need?
    •    Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP)which is based on our extensive fire restoration manual
    •    Industry certifications such as those issued by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications body
    •    Practical experience working under the guidance of senior crew chiefs

Getting back to your everyday life after a fire can be challenging. Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 for assistance.

Is it Possible to Dry Wall Cavities in the Home?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO's state of the art equipment helps us to provide excellent service. We leave your home only when it is dry and ready for a build back.

SERVPRO Mitigates Losses Through Water Damage Restoration and Can Help Rescue Long Beach Homes.

How does water get into wall cavities?

Wall cavities can be particularly susceptible to long-term damage in your Long Beach home. Once water enters an enclosure like a wall cavity, it can take a long time to dry or lead to secondary injuries like mold growth. These issues can occur through plumbing issues or structural issues. Sometimes humid outdoor air can condensate within cavities leading to a water damage issue. These issues are typically identifiable by discoloration in paint or visible signs of cracking on interior walls. SERVPRO applied structural drying (ASD) technicians can help to remedy wall cavity issues in your home.

What equipment is useful for dealing with cavity damages?

General construction equipment to gain access to the cavity.

Adapted air-moving equipment to dry out a cavity.

Specialist systems like injectidry equipment.

Is it possible to ventilate a wall cavity?

Many different equipment types can help cavity water damage restoration in your Long Beach home. Drying and ventilating equipment usually feature vents attached to air-movers or flex-hoses that are attached to a blower. These equipment are generally applied by drilling discrete holes beneath the baseboard of a wall. From here, the equipment can circulate dry air into the cavity to dry it effectively. SERVPRO technicians can use multiple air-movement equipment to tackle cavity damages in your home.

What are the critical aspects of using air-movers?

Ensure that the vents for air-movers are clear without any blockages to prevent overheating and equipment damage.

Control electrical hazards by using Ground Flow Circuit Interrupters (GFCI), which can prevent hydro electric malfunction.

Check air-mover motors are thermally protected with three-prong plugs before using.

Restoring wall cavities can be a time-consuming task without specialized equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801. 

Is a Small Water Spot on a Ceiling Indicative of Damage in Long Beach?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up Photo Of Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 knows you have choices for water mitigation.

SERVPRO technicians bring advanced equipment to give you the answers you need regarding water damage in your Long Beach home

Your Long Beach home may be trying to tell you something is wrong when water spots show up on the ceiling. It is best to bring in a professional water damage restoration company to determine the nature of the cleanup that needs to happen. The stains left by moisture on sheetrock can mean multiple things are amiss, including:
    •    A leak in the roof allowing water into the home  
    •    Plumbing issue  
    •    In multi-family residences, the neighbor has a water damage issue affecting your home

What Happens if Water Mitigation Gets Delayed?
When you have the signs of your Long Beach property needing professional water mitigation by the trained techs of SERVPRO, there should be no delay. The longer that the structural elements get exposed to water, the more damage that occurs. The stains left behind can turn into deteriorated sheetrock, ruined floor tiles, and the need to get the water in your carpet extracted and dried to save it. When the cleanup gets delayed, it can lead to a host of issues such as musty odors that permeate porous items, and it can work to create a sustainable environment for mold growth.

After removing the water in the home, SERVPRO technicians carefully monitor the drying process to ensure that pre-set drying goals get attained. The plans are predetermined to lower the interior humidity levels below the point that airborne mold spores germinate and grow. This tactic and the use of professional antimicrobial cleaners and sealants keep the potential for mold colony infestation at bay.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 knows you have choices for water mitigation. That is why their technicians are available 24/7 and strive to deliver the best outcome for every restoration service job.

How Can I Limit or Prevent Potential Flood Damage at My Long Beach House?

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

House Flooded Remember, if you ever need assistance preparing for or cleaning up after a flood, your neighbors at SERVPRO are here to help.

You Can Lessen or Prevent Flood Damage Simply by Making it More Difficult for Floodwaters to Enter Your Long Beach Home and Ensuring that It Has an Effective Drainage System.

Long Beach has long served as a weekend getaway destination for those working in nearby New York City.  As such, several city residents have purchased beach houses on the barrier island for their weekend leisure activities.  The seaside community is super convenient, as it is only a few miles from JFK Airport and the NYC limits, and offers residents seemingly endless fun in the sun during the warmer months.  With that said, it can also be quite an inconvenient location when the big annual storms hit.  Throughout the year, hurricanes and Nor’easters routinely pound this community and others on Long Island’s South Shore.  As a result, the narrow barrier islands, battered by strong winds and their related storm surges, often become inundated by floodwaters.

How Can I Make My Home More Resistant to Stormwaters?
SERVPRO, a local service that remediates flood damage in Long Beach, offers some advice for safeguarding your home from flooding stormwaters.  The following are some of their suggestions for making your home more resistant to these bringers of disaster:

    •    Inspect your home’s foundation before storms strike and repair any cracks or other damage found to make it more difficult for floodwaters to enter your residence
    •    Examine your roof and fix any damage you discover, repairing holes and replacing missing tiles, to prevent rainwater from leaking into your home
    •    Make sure that your gutters and drainage systems are in good working order so that stormwaters are drained away from your structure
    •    Safeguard your home from windblown water by boarding up all windows, doors, and other openings

While it is exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to prevent all storm-related waters from finding their way into your residence, the actions listed above should substantially lessen your overall flood damage.

What Can I Do Around My House to Make it Less Susceptible to Flood Damage?
After you have fortified your house against storm damage, there are some things you can do in your yard to further enhance its security from the effects of natural disasters.  SERVPRO professionals advise doing these things to make your yard safer during storms:

    •    Strategically sandbag the perimeter of your yard to divert floodwaters away from it and your home
    •    Remove dead trees and cut any tree limbs that may fall on or otherwise damage your house
    •    Bring lawn furniture and any other objects that may become flying projectiles in a storm inside
    •    Pick up and properly discard any lawn debris

These simple steps should further protect your home from exterior damage that may allow stormwaters to penetrate your residence.

Why is Your Neighborhood SERVPRO a Good Service to Call to Plan For or Remediate Flood Damage?
There are several reasons why SERVPRO is an excellent option when you need to plan for or deal with floodwater damage.  These reasons, which concern everything from our firm reputation to our innovative methods and high-tech equipment, include:

    •    We are widely recognized flood damage remediation experts that are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
    •    Company technicians have specific credentialing in applied structural drying, water damage restoration, and applied microbial remediation
    •    Our firm has gained extensive experience from successfully dealing with such destruction as that caused by Superstorm Sandy
    •    SERVPRO professionals have access to all the latest and greatest cleaning and restoration tools currently available  
    •    Our company enables you to be better prepared for potential disasters by allowing you to file an Emergency READY Profile (ERP), which provides us with critical information about your property and helps us develop a clear plan of action before disaster strikes
    •    We are locally owned/operated and available at any time, so our technicians can often be onsite within four hours of your call

As these characteristics indicate, we have developed a remediation business that utilizes all the latest advanced training and technology to provide customers with the most effective service possible.

Living or weekending in Long Beach is often a pleasure, but it does come with an additional cost if you own property here.  At almost any time of the year, there is always a potential for strong storms and flooding.  Since our city is on a narrow, low-lying island, it does not take much rainwater or storm surge to inundate local homes.  With all that said, however, there are measures you can take to lower your risks of incurring catastrophic flood damage.  Simply by following some of the simple advice offered here, you can often avert the most serious damage.

Remember, if you ever need assistance preparing for or cleaning up after a flood, your neighbors at SERVPRO are here to help.  Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 whenever you need us.

Is Stained Wallpaper a Sign that My Salon Needs Mold Removal?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

pink toned drawn image of a beauty salon Keep Your Long Beach Beauty Salon in the Pink with Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

Local Long Beach beauty shop owners are concerned about mold removal in their buildings

Long Beach salon owners want to keep their premises in tip-top condition. A clean, professional space is vital for making a positive first impression on customers. Customers who are happy tip more and are more likely to return and recommend you to their friends.

If you want to keep your salon clean and healthy, it is essential to call a Long Beach mold removal company as soon as you suspect a problem. There are many signs of potential mold problems. The state of your wallpaper is one such sign.

What can wallpaper or wall murals tell me about mold?

Mold is a fungus that grows wherever it finds moisture and a food source. Drywall, plaster, and wallpaper are all viable food sources. Mold on or behind your wallpaper might cause:

  • Deep green, black, pinkish or even white fuzzy mold growth on the surface
  • Paper peeling away from the wall
  • Damp stains on the paper
  • A musty odor

If you see mold growth, you know you need remediation. However, peeling, stains, or an odor are also signs, so SERVPRO recommends that you take action if you see any of those symptoms.

What should I do if I need mold removal?

If you suspect a mold problem in your salon, call us immediately. We can send a team of trained mold specialists to inspect and assess your property and carry out professional remediation. Our technicians can:

  • Test for moisture (mold loves moisture) using moisture meters and probes
  • Set up containment so mold spores cannot travel throughout your salon
  • Remove visible mold colonies utilizing a range of antimicrobial products and actions
  • Dry the area to discourage further mold growth
  • Deodorize afterward to ensure your salon smells fresh

What if the wallpaper cannot be salvaged?

Our teams can help with re-hanging wallpaper if necessary. It is always our aim to restore rather than replace, so you can rest assured that we will not suggest replacing the wallpaper unless needed.

Give your customers confidence – get your premises Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

For help with mold removal in your place of business, call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801.

Who Can I Call to help me Clean Up After a Fire?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighter/Fire Big or Small Fire and Smoke Damage in the Oceanside Area--SERVPRO's Green Fleet Arrives as the Red Fire Trucks Leave!

SERVPRO is Available Around the Clock to Help you Restore your Oceanside Home After a Fire.

Most homeowners in Oceanside know that restoring their home after a fire takes time. The flames, smoke, and extinguishing agents left behind by the fire and first responders can leave your home in disarray. Do not let the mess intimidate you; instead, call a company certified to handle these situations. Only a professional group can help mitigate your loss as it helps you salvage, remove, and restore your home and your personal belongings.

For our Oceanside neighbors, fire damage restoration is a phone call away. Our SERVPRO team is available around the clock because we recognize that emergencies happen day and night. Our Green Fleet is ready to spring into action, assess the impact of the incident, and create an action plan for your home. Our goal is to erase this disruption from your life by doing a conscientious and thorough job of restoring your home.

How do I decide what to keep and what to toss after a fire?

Looking at the soot sitting on your furniture, books, and decor may leave a hopeless feeling in your heart, but don't jump to conclusions until you consult our SERVPRO experts. At its fingertips, our team has different options to restore documents, electronics, and flooring, among others. Fires also leave behind an acrid smell, which our team can address as well. At the core of our restoration process, we focus on the following-

Use of chemical agents to loosen soot and dirt while protecting the surface itself. Once the process of emulsion occurs, removing debris becomes easier.

Use deodorizing agents to neutralize and kill any smell molecules lingering in your home, including those that traveled through your ventilation system.

Use of extraction equipment to remove any remaining water used to extinguish the fire.

Our team at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Ocean Side is looking out for you when you need it the most. Call us at (516) 536-1801 when disaster strikes and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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How Do I Find Oceanside Commercial Restoration Companies?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on a white background. SERVPRO has all your Oceanside commercial needs covered.

SERVPRO knows when your Oceanside commercial property needs cleanup and repair, it needs it now and their techs are available 24 hours for around the clock attention

It can be frustrating to view your Oceanside commercial property post-fire or after a water damage event from storms or plumbing problems. Even more overwhelming is handling the cleanup and repairs. In all of these situations, mainly if mold is part of the equation, to outsource the cleaning and remediation of the damage to a professional restoration services firm. Finding a local company can start on the Internet, asking friends and employees who they have used in the past and talking to your insurance agent. SERVPRO has a handy, free app that business owners can use to notate the location of access points, where the water main and electrical panel are located as well as who to notify in case of an on-property disaster.

Can the Use of Commercial Restoration Companies Save Money?  

In many cases local Oceanside restoration companies are a smart move, SERVPRO technicians save commercial property owners the cost of replacement through their fast action and advanced techniques for cleaning all types of damage. There are numerous benefits to outsourcing the cleanup of your building and contents:  

  • Time to handle on-going operations of your business such as marketing and getting the word out your structure has gotten closed for restoration
  • Peace of mind that all the water, mold or fire damage will get addressed
  • Your property gets returned to a sanitary standard even if the problem was a large-scale sewage backup
  • Removal of foul odors

Water Detection Equipment  

Finding all areas of water migration within a structure is impossible to do solely through visual efforts. SERVPRO techs bring equipment that can allow the techs to look under floors and behind walls to determine all areas of water collection. This initial scoping action ensures the complete area that needs extraction and drying gets identified and handled. Specific devices get used on different surfaces, and some are for measuring interior humidity levels to assist in setting drying goals such as:  

  • Moisture sensors
  • Thermal imaging cameras 
  • Moisture meters
  • Thermo-hygrometers  

Professional Water Removal Equipment Makes a Difference in the Outcome

SERVPRO techs bring several types of powerful extraction equipment to every job site in their green service vans. The portable pumps are one of the most familiar kinds of devices seen by most people. These units are easy to maneuver and have the ability to change wand heads to a squeegee or weighted for use on tile and carpet.

Controlled Demolition Tactics Can Save Portions of a Structure

SERVPRO team members commit to saving property owners as much time and money during the mitigation of fire, water, or mold damage. This can happen as articles from within the commercial property get cleaned for reuse to specific controlled demo actions such as the removal of a portion of sheetrock that wicked water, but the entire wall did not need to come down. The removal of the baseboards so the extraction and drying equipment can dry around the floor joints, while the baseboards get dried in another area for re-installation. 

Insulation Cleaning and Re-Installation

Another way to save money is through the restoration and reuse of fiberglass insulation. If the insulation has water damage, but it is not from contaminated water and mold is not present, SERVPRO techs can collect it in a specially fitted vacuum bag for cleaning through their proprietary methods.

Fire Damage Should Get Outsourced to Professionals Every Time  

Soot is an irritant and can affect different people in different ways. Water is often present and compounds the problem within the structure. SERVPRO techs know how to contain the soot while they get rid of the water, charred items, and eliminate the smoke damage and odors. 

Final Touches as Needed                                                                               Once the technicians complete the restoration services, the crew chief takes the property owner through the job site and goes over the actions taken by SERVPRO. This review goes over areas and items cleaned, disposed of, and the needed repairs to bring the building back to its original condition before the damage happened.   

If the technicians needed to perform any temporary repairs such as tarping a roof or boarding up any part of the facility, the property owner gets informed of any rebuilding or fixes needed. 

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 serves the community as one of the top choices among commercial restoration companies. The trained and certified technicians can handle any type of cleanup needed and leave the property, "Like it never even happened."