We Make Your Oceanside Home Safe Again After A Fire
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Fire Damage in Your Attic Space Lets Smoke into the Rest of Your Oceanside Residence
Your Oceanside home's ventilation system can send smoke downward and into your family's living space when a fire starts in the attic. Your HVAC system can pick up smoke through air intake vents, or even be the cause of the fire. While filters catch a substantial amount, smoke can still pass through your system and into each room of your house. Tiny openings around your attic's entrance can also let smoke escape.
While the smell of smoke alerts you, so your family escapes safely from your residence in Oceanside, fire damage continues to spread and worsen. The harm to your living space can become as costly to mitigate as the fire damage in the attic. We want to assure you that our specialists know the most efficient methods to mitigate smoke damage and repair the destruction caused directly to your attic.
Smoke travels through the path of least resistance, so doorways and windows often become bearers of the marks of fire. Corners of rooms also hold a denser coating of soot because of the way it can become trapped in this area. Wherever we find soot, ash, and liquid by-products, we use the method best suited for both the affected materials and the type of soiling.
Soot not only transfers easily from one surface to another, on clothing, hands, and objects, it also puts off a terrible odor. In addition to these two problems, soot also easily damages glossy surfaces when its sharp but microscopic particles etch fine lines into surfaces. To remove soot and fire damage from items in your home that could become permanently ruined, we perform an initial cleaning to prevent this from occurring.
Our building services team can perform an HVAC inspection for you if desired, as this can save you time and money. Other services these specialists perform include electrical work and roofing repair. Attic fires can weaken the roof on the interior side, even when damage remains undetectable on the outside. A bit of snowfall in the winter can spell disaster in such situations.
While you might not find any soot as you did immediately after the fire, odors can linger because the fire's heat pushes smoke in the smallest spaces. As soon as the smoke in these locations cools, the solids fall to the next horizontal surface and remain there, slowly disintegrating.
As these pieces get smaller, even weak air currents can pull these back into the air. This is where odors start. To counteract this, we use a method that mimics the smoke. Thermal fogging uses chemicals that form bonds with foreign matter, keeping it from disintegrating. Afterward, the particles become too heavy to make it back into the air.
SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside has teams of specialists ready for disasters involving fire and smoke. Call us at (516) 536-1801, so we can start working on making your Atlantic or Lido Beach home safe, clean, and odor-free again, “Like it never even happened.”
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Professional Tips for Removing Water from Long Beach Residences
You can DIY small water damage, but for large water damage events, you can trust the SERVPRO Brand.
A Guide to Performing Water Removal in Your Long Beach Residence
Water in unwanted places can ruin your pricey possessions and building materials in your house. If you remove the water quickly, you can minimize the damage and salvage your belongings. Depending on how long the water has settled in the home, you might save the furniture and carpets. However, if electronics have come into contact with water, they may malfunction.
Performing water removal in your Long Beach residence immediately after a water loss incident can also prevent mold growth. Mold not only can cause health problems but also ruin the floors, draperies, walls, and carpets. To prevent further destruction to your home and possessions, you should unplug electronics and remove them from the affected areas. Also, remove other portable items like furniture to increase the chances of saving them.
You should also take steps to extract the water such as using buckets, mops, and old towels to soak it up and then pour it down the drain. You can also use a wet/dry vacuum to extract the water and dry out the affected areas using fans and a dehumidifier, which you can rent. After drying and dehumidifying your property, you should sanitize and disinfect different areas, including drywall, insulation, and wood beams.
It is also advisable to call SERVPRO franchise professionals to ensure effective water removal and drying of your property. We have sophisticated equipment like extractors with a heater, pump, and vacuum system. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) remove as much water as possible to expedite the drying process. We then use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas thoroughly.
Our SERVPRO crew also monitors and documents the drying process to ensure that the water cleanup job is effective. We use moisture meters to detect if there is moisture underneath wood flooring and within wall cavities. Penetrating moisture meters can test individual layers while non-penetrating meters have sensors which produce readings when we place them on the surface of materials. If we detect any moisture, we can use an all-inclusive plan to get rid of it completely, quickly, and safely. As we dry your property, we can also look for pre-existing damages like mold growth and delamination. Our technicians can notify your insurance adjuster if we find damage, and if the adjuster approves, we can remove the damaged items like a carpet.
When you experience water damage in your Oceanside, Atlantic Beach or Lido Beach home, SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside can help you to restore it to its preloss condition. Call us anytime at (516) 536-1801 for prompt water removal services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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Our Comprehensive and Efficient Approach is Why SERVPRO Hits the Mark for Oceanside Disaster Recovery
When your Oceanside home suffers from water, fire, mold, or storm damage you and your family long for the time before the disaster. Mitigating and remediating the harm done to the structural components of your residence is an enormous job, and if not done to the highest industry standards you might see lingering effects that can result in permanent damage in the long term. Our team prepares for all aspects of disaster recovery by completing rigorous training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)
Water damage in Oceanside does not need to have a dramatic backstory to cause significant concerns for the structural integrity of your home and the function of its contents. Small leaks over time might be unnoticed until an unpleasant odor and staining and bulging of walls, or weakened cabinet interiors reveal a long term problem. We have many services available to mitigate the spread of moisture and remediate the harm already done.
Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) are expert in tracing water damage back to the source. This skill is vital as unless we discover the site of moisture incursion and help you arrange for a repair, the problems resurface. We use sensitive water and moisture detection devices including thermal scanners and meters to find hidden pockets of fluids and collect data on structural moisture levels to inform our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians when determining drying goals. Thoroughness in establishing the extent of the damage is why SERVPRO can provide successful outcomes.
Water can hide under cabinets and behind walls. We might need to remove kickboards under a sink cabinet or performed controlled demolition along sections of wet drywall to access water for removal and open areas up for more efficient structural drying. We move from water extraction to drying seamlessly, all required machinery waiting for use on our service vehicles to prevent any delays.
Fire cleanup in Oceanside is a challenge difficult for even the most diligent homeowners to perform appropriately without professional help. The soiling and residues left behind after a fire are incredibly toxic, and the IICRC training our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) bring to your house protects both your family and our team when we arrive to assist. Our technicians carry multiple certifications from the IICRC so we can manage the project start to finish.
The amount of water from fighting the fire is often a shock to homeowners. Our service vehicles stock a full complement of water removal and structural drying equipment, a reason why SERVPRO can avoid any delay when initiating a fire damage mitigation and remediation job. Once the water, typically considered Category 3 or highly contaminated, is contained and disposed of according to local regulations the crew is already moving on to characterizing and matching products and cleaning techniques to the different types of soot found in the spaces of your home.
We also have a range of cleaning options to consider when cleaning your home’s contents. Furnishings often respond to vacuuming or application of foam cleansers. Fire residues tarnish metal and get into every crevice of intricate decor and household goods. Our production facility technicians might use unique products and methods like immersion tubs or ultrasonic cleaning to deep clean items and restore finishes. Deodorization of both the spaces in your house and your possessions is crucial, and our employees use a multi-step protocol to clear the malodors away. Our resources include advanced technology such as ozone machines, hydroxyl generators, and thermal foggers that neutralized odor-bearing particles at the molecular level.
If you notice a stuffy, musty odor in your Oceanside home, mold damage is likely the cause. Mold and mildews can follow an incomplete water damage cleanup and are often a sign that a slow leak or other unnoticed water incursion has been occurring for some time. It is wise to consult with a reliable mold abatement provider rather than making matters worse by trying to clean up an extensive mold infestation yourself.
We invested in the training of our employees in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mold remediation protocol. Our mastery of the process is why SERVPRO is qualified to help with any mold damage concerns you have in your home. We seal the contaminated area off with plastic barriers sealed by the use of a negative pressure air scrubbing system. The air scrubber also clears the atmosphere in the work area of contaminants, trapping them with HEPA filters and venting to the outdoors.
Containment accomplished, our crew removes the moldy growth by mechanical means, scraping and brushing. If porous materials are infested, we can save them in many instances by using soda blasting, removing more of the mold organism and incapacitating it from further growth. The debris is vacuumed and gathered for disposal per local regulations. We use EPA-registered disinfectants to inhibit rebound growth in the affected area and seal surfaces with antimicrobial paint-like coating.
Oceanside can expect to see damage specific to its location near the ocean when extreme weather arrives. In addition to the exterior damage that trees, high winds, and heavy precipitation cause to your home, your location near the ocean adds the possibility of storm surge, a situation with which the community contended during the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Seawater flowing like a river down the streets of Long Island brings a whole new variety of flooding contaminants into the mix.
When salt water floods into homes, any wood soaked can suffer from damage called delignification where the salt damages the cell walls of the building material, eventually, the wood weakens enough to risk the integrity of the structure. Concrete can also deteriorate over time when subjected to a storm surge.
Weather patterns with heavy precipitation also pull salt water out of the sea, raining a more saline dense than typical liquid down on top of our homes near the big body of water. Knowledge of the individual circumstances that can impact storm recovery is why SERVPRO is the company to trust. Our nationwide system of affiliated restoration companies ensures that our technicians receive training that covers unusual circumstances. Saltwater contamination requires thorough freshwater flushing before water removal and drying. We take whatever steps are needed to respond to the damage you actually suffer, not a “cookie cutter” approach that misses critical details.
Place your confidence in SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside without reservation. When you call for help at (516) 536-1801, we respond with a customized plan after a complete assessment of your current disaster.
Call Our Fire Damage Experts To Save Your Oceanside Apartment
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Contending With Fire Damage And Odor In Oceanside Apartments
With multiple effects that can exist after any fire loss incident, many Oceanside property owners get overwhelmed, attempting to keep up with the needs of an apartment after the disaster. From soot and smoke residue removal to deodorization, you need a team of certified professionals that can address each symptom and return your unit to its original condition. Also, apartment buildings are particularly susceptible to spreading effects and damages, meaning that a fire incident that originates in one unit can quickly move to damage several before extinguishment occurs.
While many property owners want to handle the needs of their residence on their own after a loss incident fire damage and odor in Oceanside apartments can become a situation that gets out of control after a short period. Our SERVPRO professionals can provide a fast response to all fire emergencies, arriving with a full roster of technicians certified in Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) and odor control through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)
Air quality concerns are pressing risks for any apartment after a fire. Even with smaller-scale incidents, the effects of soot and smoke particulates can continue to circulate and damage surfaces and contents of a source apartment. Purification equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers can help to reduce the presence of these particulates in the environment, limiting the buildup on surfaces and materials by pulling saturated air through onboard HEPA filters.
Odors are another concern that can spread through walls and cavities between apartments to damage multiple units. Deodorization involves intricate equipment such as thermal and UV foggers, which can help to eliminate harsh odors in open areas and what has become embedded in soft materials like furniture, drapes, clothing, and carpets.
While multiple effects can spread quickly throughout an apartment complex after a fire, our SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside specialists have containment and mitigation strategies to help. Let our professionals help you make fire losses “Like it never even happened” by calling (516) 536-1801.
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We Have The Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Oceanside Home After A Water Damage Disaster
We have the expertise and experience to restore your home right away to prevent further damage.
Water Damage in Oceanside Homes can Develop in Different Ways
Having friends come over for small, cozy dinners, holding a child's birthday party, or just spending quiet family time in your Oceanside home means you want to have a healthy environment inside your doors. Walls with flaking paint, carpet edges with fibers stiff from dry rot, and stale, musty odors can arise from situations that need a homeowner's attention.
When we work on an Oceanside home after water damage, we use cameras with infrared capabilities to locate the source of these and other signs of water damage. When we can mitigate every instance of a residence's damaged areas, we can keep it from spreading to adjacent areas. Early mitigation can reduce the amount of restoration required when moisture affects the more expensive elements of your home.
Drying out the house's interior must happen with the removal of destroyed materials to stop the damage from working its way into other places. Our skilled mitigation experts know highly effective methods for every stage in the mitigation process.
As water damage spreads, the odors detected by occupants can worsen. Summer weather can make odors more noticeable. The microscopic substances that cause the odor come from the same materials that water damage is destroying. These materials include wood components, drywall, carpeting, and even the upholstery on your seemingly dry furniture.
Before we use our dry fogging method to rid your house of this undesired scent, we clean the air of any particles with an air scrubber fitted with a HEPA filter. Our filtration systems remove pollen, dust, hair, tiny fibers from clothing, carpets, and the like, as well as microbes. Then, the fogger's mist can bond with any left-over particles and make them too heavy to get back into the air. After this occurs, odors no longer plague the air in your home.
Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside, a locally owned and operated company, at (516) 536-1801 to fully protect your home from known or suspected water damage in the Long Beach, Island Park, or Baldwin areas. We answer calls every day of the year, including holidays, weekends, and the middle of the night.
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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