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

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Up Your Oceanside Home After Flood Damage

Cleaning is a vital component of 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. 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 flood damage.

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 with standing black and grey water in the property, physical barriers and the use of hydroxyl generators or ozone machines can help keep harmful conditions in 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 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 a 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.

We Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Oceanside Business After A Water Damage Disaster

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

people looking at water on floor If your property suffers a water damage incident, call our experts for swift action at (516) 536-1801.

Steps for Faster Restoration of Water Damage in Your Oceanside Business

Water spills in business might not often happen since there is minimal interaction with water during daily activities. However, the outcome can be severe if it does happen because a wide range of materials can be damaged, including documents, electronic equipment, and building materials such as carpets. You can deal with water damage better if you involve a professional restorer.

After an incident of water damage in your Oceanside business, the level of destruction can vary greatly depending on the amount of water spilled, the period that passes before mitigation steps start, and the types of materials in your office. If you have carpets or wood on most floors, you need to extract water fast before serious issues such as delaminating or buckling develop. Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive within a few hours and use different equipment to remove water fast. In our inventory, we have:

  • Electrical Submersible Pumps
  • Self-propelled Extractors
  • Water Claws
  • Light Wands
  • High-Pressure Pumps

Extracting pools of standing water damage is just half the task. Other steps are essential to help save items and restore normal operations. Water splashing on documents or high humidity levels occasioned by evaporation can cause the ink to run and other issues. While reversing such effects is impossible, our SERVPRO technicians can help prevent severe deterioration by freezing the wet documents. We also use specialized techniques such as drying through sublimation in which ice changes directly to a gas, thus preventing damages as we dry the affected documents.

Drying all affected areas is also essential because moisture and high humidity levels in the air can cause long-term problems. Drying mainly involves air movements and heat. Our SERVPRO technicians place air movers strategically within your premises for optimal air movement. We also use dehumidifiers, which extract moisture from the air. We also check external factors such as the building envelope, which is the material separating the exterior's interior. A tight envelope means conditions outside the building do not affect the drying process.

Resuming normal operations faster after water damage in your business is essential. Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Stay Safe After Oceanside Flood Damage

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO safety check list SERVPRO puts safety first when it comes to flood removal services. Call our experts at (516) 536-1801.

Our Safety Advice Before and During Flood Removal Services

Our specialists wear heavy protective equipment (PPE) when handling storm flooding. When you see the gear we use, you may understand why we recommend waiting for SERVPRO to clear the area.

Homes in Oceanside with flood damage may harbor hazardous materials, dangerous microbes, and unseen dangers such as shards of glass. For this reason, we enter flooded Oceanside homes wearing heavy rubber boots and gloves, advanced respirators, and sometimes full-body protection suits for situations such as cleaning up after a sewer backup. 

Because we would not enter these situations without protective gear, we always recommend residents refrain from doing so, too. We recommend avoiding these situations before an Oceanside SERVPRO representative tells you otherwise:

  • Any case involving sewage cleanup
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Flood restoration areas with lots of debris
  • Areas touched by dirty “black” water

By following our safety recommendations throughout the flood damage restoration process, you can be sure that your family will remain safe throughout the crisis. If you must enter a damaged area for any reason, always wear closed-toe shoes and avoid touching any surfaces.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside provides expert damage mitigation and restoration services after flood damage hits the local area. Contact us at (516) 536-1801.

Which Service Provider Should Handle Ceiling Mold Remediation in Oceanside Stores?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

SERVPRO Handles All Underlying Issues during Mold Removal from Oceanside Business Premises

Unseen problems such as a hidden roof leak allow water to penetrate the ceiling space soaking various materials like insulation, wooden trusses, and other structural supports. Unless the intrusion is significant enough, the water can remain in the void for days before discovery. Since black mold starts developing in as little as 48 hours, mold remediation and other services are necessary to restore the business premises.

Under such circumstances, the mold remediation process in your Oceanside business premises presents additional challenges such as removing deteriorated materials, protecting the contents in your work areas, and dealing with the mold. SERVPRO deals with various mold-related issues during our regular cleaning assignments, including:

  • Mold Removal
  • Attic Mold Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs

Our SERVPRO technicians incorporate the protection of your valuables into the removal process. For instance, we have plastic sheets to cover items in working areas before tearing down the ceiling to remove wet and moldy materials. When cleaning the moldy residues, we avoid approaches that can spread them further. We clean surfaces from top to bottom or in the direction of negative airflow machines eliminating settled spores. Using antimicrobial products helps kill spores.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside can help save your business by performing exceptional mold remediation. Call us at (516) 536-1801.

Which Cleaning Methods Remove Odors after Fire Damage in Long Beach Properties?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Performs Separate Deodorization during House Fire Clean Up Exercises in Long Beach

Fire incidents in properties lead to different offending odors. The odors are emitted by the residues left over from the combustion process. Since residues are deposited on surfaces and embedded in between or within materials, each loss site has several odor sources. The cleanup alone rarely takes care of the offending smells.

SERVPRO seeks to remove all offending odors during fire damage restoration in Long Beach properties. Combining different deodorization techniques is one of the effective ways we use to defeat odors. In most cases, we use a multi-phased odor control process to improve efficiency and avoid using some processes if the initial ones are effective.  The phased process involves:

  • Chemical containment 
  • Vapor odor control
  • Thermal fogging

The phased approach helps in many ways. For instance, chemical containment prevents odor molecules from vaporizing into the air. Vapor odor control neutralizes molecules that are already airborne. Fogging spreads counteractants everywhere, including deep within materials, thus pairing with malodor particles, thus neutralizing them. The processes are helpful in different situations, including:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • House fire clean up

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside uses various approaches to ensure conclusive restoration of fire damage. Call us at (516) 536-1801 when you need help.

What Does A Typical Water Damage Restoration Exercise In Oceanside Involve?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer For water intrusions in your Oceanside home, call the experts at SERVPRO at (516) 536-1801.

SERVPRO Takes Care of All the Nitty-Gritty of Water Damage Remediation in Oceanside Properties

The ease of movement from one point to another is one of the significant considerations when choosing a place to live, which means an area with a good road network is favorable to many people. Even if you rarely pay attention to roads, you are bound to notice if emergency services take time navigating through traffic to reach your property when you need help. Oceanside has several interconnected roads, including Rockaway Avenue, Oceanside Road, Atlantic Avenue, and several others.

Apart from roads, there are several other ways to get in and out of Oceanside. For instance, the final stop for the Long Island Railroad is off Lawson Boulevard. Travel by boat is also viable along the coast or on various waterways within the area.

Open Spaces and Public Areas

When not going to work or staying at home, public places are the next best places to spend time.  An area with numerous public places where you can partake in hiking, picnicking, or other relaxing activities is desirable. In Oceanside, there are several open spaces that people visit, including:

  • Marine Nature Study Area

The area is idyllic and perfect for a relaxing walk as you enjoy the scenery, which includes open grass patches, ponds, and slightly wooded areas. There are numerous bird types in the area, including Ospreys and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. Changing tides expose the mudflats creating a unique experience.

  • Oceanside Park

The park is a large waterfront property located on Mahlon Brower Drive. It has several sports fields for handball, tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Its location adjacent to the bay means it is normally windy, although that is not an issue when engaging in physical activities. The stream running on the edge of the park provides an excellent location for kids to explore.

  • Middle Bay Country Club

If your ideal relaxation is playing a round of golf, The Middle Bay Country Club is a perfect location to tee off within Oceanside. The course lies on the southern shore of Long Island, providing unique views of the bay. The course is airy with nice fairways and manicured greens.

What Issues Does SERVPRO Take Care of During Water Damage Restoration?

After burst pipes or other issues damage your house, you are likely to focus on the primary concerns, such as extracting water or drying wet materials. However, restoring your property also involves many other minor issues.  

Depending on the water damage level from higher moisture quantities, the water removal process may involve several steps, including carpet or floorboards removal, the teardown of drywall, and punching of weep holes in the ceiling. Although these processes are helpful, they also heighten the burden of restoring the home to its preloss state. SERVPRO handles such additional tasks with ease since we are used to handling:

  • Emergency services water damage 
  • Water damage remediation 
  • Flood restoration

Our SERVPRO technicians take care of things like reinstalling and seaming carpets, installing tack strips, cleaning and repairing items in non-living areas like attics, basements, or crawl spaces. We also deodorize the property to rid it of unpleasant odors.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside handles all types of water damage loss. Call us at (516) 536-1801 when you need assistance.  

How Long Does it Take to Drain a Flooded Property?

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling Excess water has you frantic? Call team SERVPRO for water removal and water damage remediation services. We are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Water Removal Services are Available Twenty-Four Hours-a-Day for Oceanside Residents

Oceanside is a collection of small towns and villages known as a hamlet in New York State's Nassau County. The region was first settled upon by English Puritans who originally named the area Christian Hook in 1674. Proximity to Long Beach and the eastern coast saw Christian Hook prosper as a prime spot for oysters and other marine trades, with Mott's Landing's prime location. By 1864 the town was renamed Oceanville, famous for sales of Oyster and other seafood-related products. It was not until 1890 that the hamlet gained its modern title of Oceanside. 

From the twentieth century onward, Oceanside fulfilled much of the requirements of a bedroom community. Close connection to New York City via the Long Island Railway ensured that many larger cities' residents moved onto the shore side hamlet. The low-lying flat grounds around Oceanside have made it at a higher risk of extreme weather and flooding issues. These issues were brought to a head in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy had a devastating impact on the local community and commerce. Despite the high flood risk in the area, many residents have decided to stay put with minimal effect on housing prices.

  • The Marine Study Conservation Area on Slice Drive is home to rare birds and wildlife that frequent the east coast of America. An abundance of local fish in the area ensures that the conserved nature continues to prosper while regular tours are available for residents and visitors.
  • The Barrier Brewing Company on New Street has a rotating tap selection of up to twelve craft brews at any one time. One of the earliest Nathan's Famous restaurants is located on Long Beach Road, serving fresh seafood from the bay.
  • Popular streets in Oceanside include Long Beach Road, Oceanside Road, and Atlantic Avenue. Despite primarily being a residential community, these few streets offer some excellent food options and nightlife as well as occasional live entertainment. 

SERVPRO Can Address Water Intrusion Concerns with Professional Removal Equipment

Water intrusion can take a long time to clean up. Our service uses a roster of local, certified technicians to conduct superb water removal for Oceanside residents. We carefully assess the conditions in your home before putting in place a recovery gameplan. Our crew chiefs regularly work with local and national insurance adjusters to perform restoration and provide you with a verbal estimate as soon as possible. Large bodies of water can frequently be extracted using electrically powered pumps and portable water extractors. 

  • Water extraction units combine heating, vacuum, and dispersal elements to quickly draw water out of a residential property.
  • We have several types of submersible pumps, including high-pressure pumps and self-priming trash pumps.
  • Our proper drying techniques can help to reduce the likelihood of secondary damages caused by residual moisture.

Get a fast resolution to water intrusion issues. Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside for water removal at (516) 536-1801.

Are Mold-Infested Materials Saveable?

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing around an outlet on a wall Has mold spread through your living areas? Call SERVPRO immediately to investigate the cause and to remediate the mold damage.

SERVPRO Can Often Save High-Value Items from Mold Growth in your Oceanside Home

Mold attaches itself to materials using hyphae- which are vine-like growths. These hyphae also produce new mold spores. The core factor in saving mold-infested materials is the porosity of the material itself. Porous materials generally sustain growth below the surface level, making them impossible to restore. 

The advantage of using professional mold removal companies in Oceanside is that a homeowner can ensure their belongings stand the best chance of recovery. SERVPRO technicians are certificated by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications body and follow S500 protocol when conducting mold remediation. 

  • Molds are a type of microbe or microorganism that require food, water, and temperature to grow. 
  • Microbial contamination is a high-risk when performing remediation, often setting up a containment room or decontamination space.
  • Negative air pressure machines work in a similar way to vacuums and can reduce mold spores spreading during remediation. 

Reduce the long-term effects of mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside for leading mold removal companies at (516) 536-1801.

Can Fire Restoration Services Correct Odor Issues?

3/28/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged bedroom with soot covering everything Odors related to a fire can remain in your home for a long time. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCT) Can Control and Reduce Persistent Burnt Odors

A property fire can lead to numerous types of damage in the home. Among the hardest to remove without an expert equipment is odor. The odor is a volatile particle that materials release during combustion. The particles can often become embedded in surfaces leading to persistent odors. 

Our fire damage restoration services in Long Beach include the removal of unpleasant odors. We use a variety of methods to find and counteract odors. Usually, SERVPRO production technicians identify various sources of odor and remove them from the property. These may be charred items or other types of fire debris. Once odor-causing items are removed, we can thoroughly fumigate the area. 

  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) misting equipment can be effective in localized spaces and remain safe for property inhabitants.
  • Air fresheners and other masking agents can often cover an odor until it naturally disperses in two or three weeks.
  • Performing an air exchange can help to ventilate a property with odor issues thoroughly. We can deploy box fans to achieve high-efficiency air exchange.

Get rid of burnt odors in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside for fire damage odor control at (516) 536-1801.

Choosing the Best Monitoring Tool after Flood Damage

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere Is your property literally under water? Our team is standing by to take your emergency flood damage call. We are here 24/7.

SERVPRO tracks moisture levels for better results

Storms can arrive quickly and cause damage to your home and yard. Some of the most common damage from storms includes broken windows and doors, damage caused by falling trees or debris, and leaks into the basement or lower floors.

When it comes to cleaning up flood damage in your Oceanside home, it is not enough to rely on how wet the surfaces look. SERVPRO uses a range of tools to look beneath the service. We have several monitoring devices to choose from:

  • Moisture meters measure dampness levels in a range of surfaces such as wood or drywall. We can choose between penetrating or non-penetrating models depending on the type of material.
  • Thermal imaging cameras track the path of moisture across the walls and ceilings.
  • Moisture sensors measure carpets and padding levels and have penetrating probes that let us look at the state of the subfloor.
  • Thermo-hygrometers measure humidity levels in the air.

SERVPRO uses monitoring tools to get an accurate reading of moisture in your home during flood damage remediation.

If you need a flood damage service with the best industry tools, call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801.