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Choosing the Best Monitoring Tool after Flood Damage

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

Is Containment Essential During Mold Damage Remediation?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO helps stop mold spores from spreading in Long Beach

If you spot signs of mold damage in your house, it is vital to immediately deal with it. Fungal spores can quickly become airborne, or hitch a ride on your clothes or pet’s fur, and spread throughout your home.

If you are looking for a Long Beach mold remediation company, choose one that understands the importance of containment in fighting mold. SERVPRO trains our technicians to use containment to lessen the spread of mold spores:

  • Thick polyethylene sheeting and duct tape create a barrier.
  • Air scrubbers and negative air machines pull fungus spores from the air.
  • Taping over vents, ducts, and window and door frames means fewer places for mold to escape.

We also set up staging areas, if needed, to lessen the risk of our technicians carrying mold spores on their clothes. Staging areas give us a focused place to don and remove protective equipment and dispose of mold-damaged materials.

When we are finished with mold remediation, we deodorize the area to get rid of musty fungus smells.

For a thorough mold remediation service, call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801.

Are You Looking for Help with Fire Damage in Oceanside?

2/14/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here To Help After Fire

Oceanside is a delightful hamlet in the state of New York. With a population of just 32,109, it is small enough to explore easily while still being convenient for the larger city of Hempstead.

Despite its name, Oceanside does not directly face the Atlantic. Long Beach Barrier Island and the strait of Reynolds Channel separate the hamlet from the sea. You might wonder why it is called Oceanside in that case. When settlers came to the area in 1674, they named their settlement “Christian Hook” to honor the predominant religion among the settlers. However, residents decided in the early nineteenth century that the town needed a more attractive name, and in 1864, they agreed on Oceanville. After the name became official, residents realized there was already an Oceanville in New York and re-named their town to Ocean Side in 1890. In 1918, townspeople condensed the name to Oceanside, and so it has remained.

Fun for all the family in Oceanside

Oceanside is famous for many things, including fresh oysters and nearby nature walks. One of the most attractive things about the town is how well it caters to families. If you are on a family vacation, you will not be bored. Some of the best attractions in and near Oceanside include:

  • Just Escape offers fun, creative escape room events for all the family. You might find yourself trying to escape the mob or get out of an illusionist’s trap. Just Escape offers games for both kids and adults, and you can even book it as a party venue.
  • Fun Station USA is perfect if the weather is terrible. This indoor attraction features bumper cars, a multi-level maze, laser tag, and arcade games. Kids of all ages can while away many happy hours here.
  • Long Island Children’s Museum offers hands-on learning for kids. There are several permanent exhibits, including the ever-popular soap room filled with bubbles and a place to build sandcastles.

If you are craving some fresh air, take a trip to nearby Hempstead Lake State Park. You can bike or hike the trails or go for a more leisurely walk along the lakeshore. There is also a playground and a wooden carousel to amuse the children.

When it is time to stop for a snack, Oceanside does not disappoint. You can find everything from locally caught seafood to authentic Italian food and a wealth of adorable tea shops to satisfy your appetite.

SERVPRO helps Oceanside homes smell fresh after fire damage

One of the most upsetting parts of fire damage to your home is the lingering smoke smell. Fire odors can be tough to get rid of, and catching a whiff of smoke is an unpleasant reminder of what happened.

SERVPRO understands that your home simply does not feel like your own while it still stinks of smoke. That is why deodorization is a crucial part of our fire damage remediation process. Some of the options are:

  • Odor fighting pellets, granules, or beads, which can mask or absorb odors.
  • Water-based ULV misters to spread odor-fighting agents into every nook and cranny.
  • Thermal fogging distributes a solvent-based agent, which we then leave for several hours or even overnight to do its job.

To get your home smelling fresh after a fire, call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801.

Oceanside Library Budget Workshop Meeting

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Book Oceanside Library Access Online for All Library Activities

Library budgets for the Library and the Board are prepared by the library staff and the Library Board of Trustees for review at the upcoming budget workshop. Members of the public residing in the Oceanside School District area can vote on the proposed budget. The Administration and Library Board of Trustees for the Oceanside Library is made up of 7 volunteers.  

The next Oceanside New York Library Board budget workshop meeting is planned for:

Feb 9th, 2021

Beginning 5:30 pm.

Meetings are held at the Library, 30 Davison Ave in Oceanside, New York.

Meetings are held monthly. Check the Library's calendar for upcoming meetings.

During the current health situation, residents are asked to book times to visit the Library. Activities included - Browsing for books, borrowing books, using library computers, making photocopies, and researching. The Library quarantines books for seven days before being made available to the public.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside provides water damage mitigation assistance to Oceanside residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. Call (516) 536-1801. Our SERVPRO team is ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your water damage mitigation needs.

Phat Daddy’s Pub Oceanside Karaoke Contest

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Win a Grand Prize Karaoke Contest at Phat Daddy’s Pub in Oceanside

Phat Daddy’s pub in Oceanside, New York, runs a karaoke contest every Friday night. The singing contest begins at 9 pm and lasts as long as participants are willing to entertain. The exciting part of this contest is that there is a grand prize challenge on the last Friday of the month. Details are as follows:

Location: Phat Daddy’s Pub

Address: 3116 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY

Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Date Jan 27, 2021

Anyone planning to participate must call ahead to register for the contest and sign in for the event at the beginning of the event.

There are prizes, and they are different each month. Previous awards have included cash or a night out in a stretch limo. There is no cover charge to attend or participate. Current health guidelines apply to all participants and their fans. If you are looking for Irish songs, this is the place to be.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside provides fire remediation assistance to Oceanside commercial condos and surrounding areas. Call (516) 536-1801. Our SERVPRO team is ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your fire remediation needs.

Long Beach, City by the Sea

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Soaking Up the Sun at Long Beach

Long Beach resides on a barrier island along the southern shore of Long Island, New York. In addition to Long Beach, there are three other areas – East Atlantic Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Lido Beach. The original residents of the area were the Rockaway Indians. They sold the island to English settlers in 1643. Long Beach Island was used as a base for fishing and farmers harvesting salt grass. For more than two centuries, no one lived on the island year-round. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s when investors began to believe the area was worth developing, especially with access to the beautiful sandy beaches.

Long Island Railroad laid track was from Lynbrook to Long Beach, and a hotel opened along with 27 cottages in 1880. Over 300,000 people came to Long Beach on the railway in the first year to visit the hotel, the beach, and enjoy the water. The area gradually developed further, suffered fires and depression style conditions, and even participated in prohibition-style bootlegging during the 1920s. After a period of decline, Long Beach saw the benefits from urban renewal beginning in the 1980s and continuing in the ’90s.

Hurricane Sandy introduced a setback in 2012, destroying the boardwalk and many homes in the city. The boardwalk reopened in 2013 after $4.4 million was spent on reconstruction of the boardwalk. There was over $250 million in damage to the town. The city is recovering with grants from FEMA and the state.

The Beach at Long Beach

Long Beach is a perfect place to get away and relax on the sand in the sun; that’s why it is affectionately known as the “City by the Sea.” Visitors and locals enjoy the white sandy beaches and the boardwalk, which goes on for 2.2 miles. While some relax and soak up the rays, many try surfing, play volleyball, attend free concerts and enjoy great food at one of the food trucks. You can find people enjoying a walk along the boardwalk, jogging, and even cycling on the promenade.

Resident passes are required for access to the beach area. Visitors can also purchase passes. These passes will cost double the rate of what residents are paying. Health guidelines are being followed, and both residents and visitors should make themselves aware of the requirements at the time of their visit.

Lido Beach

Lido beach is a fun family beach area offering barbequing areas, family picnics for larger gatherings. Live concerts are also offered during the summer and various sports such as basketball, bocce, handball, and volleyball. Fishing is allowed early in the day. Surfing is not permitted on Lido Beach. However, surfers can try their skills at West Lido Beach.

Skudin Surf

Surfing on the beach is one of the most popular activities. Skudin Surf teaches surfing to swimmers of all ages and abilities while having fun and being safe. There are private lessons, group lessons, and camps available. Corporate events and birthday parties are also popular for people looking for something different for their events. Surf instruction is offered at:

  • Long Beach
  • Lido-Nickerson Beach
  • Rockaway Beach

SERVPRO has over 30 years of experience, and the family business is operated by two brothers following in their father’s footsteps. Be safe and learn how to surf the right way.

There are many other activities available in the city, including restaurants, pubs, and art studios. 

One of these art studios is Earth Arts of Long Beach.

Earth Arts of Long Beach

Located on West Park Ave in Long Beach, Earth Arts of Long Beach offers adult workshops, kids art classes, summer camps, and private classes. The shop also provides a variety of events for children, teens, and adults. For example:

  • Fall/winter children’s art series,
  • Advanced Artist Series
  • Adult events include Sip N’ Paint with Frank.

Nolan’s Pub, The Maine Course, Minnesota’s are a few pubs and restaurants with excellent reviews in the Long Beach, New York Area.

Parks, Playgrounds Near the Beach

Long Beach is only 2 square miles, with one side bordering Reynolds Channel and the other side facing the Atlantic Ocean. Almost all parks are near the beach. A partial list of parks and playgrounds include:

  • Brookline Playground (NEW),
  • Georgia Park,
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Magnolia Playground,
  • Pacific Playground and
  • Clark Street Playground.

All of the parks include nearby tables for enjoying lunch; however, not all include bathrooms. Georgia Park is close to shops and restaurants, and the beach. The park is equipped with play structures, a splash area, and swings. Magnolia Park is located on Magnolia Blvd and the boardwalk close to the concession building and is suitable for toddlers. Pacific Playground, located on Shore Road at Pacific Blvd, has a large playground on the sand offering tables for picnics and several structures.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Technicians Can Save Your Hardwood Floor in Long Beach

Damage to hardwood flooring can be minimized, and floors even returned to the original condition if our technicians can quickly apply water extraction techniques and equipment. Water tends to penetrate the hardwood planks and will be gradually absorbed by the wood if left in place long enough. The hardwood planks may begin to swell, causing cupping, warping, and cracks.

Our team has the equipment to detect and remove water and moisture even in difficult to reach locations before the wood has a chance to absorb sufficient moisture to cause these problems. SERVPRO uses specialized equipment to remove all water and moisture, for example:

  • Moisture sensors and imaging cameras
  • Portable and truck-mounted water extraction equipment for any size challenge
  • Deep extraction tools including matt style for hardwood floors
  • Air movers and dehumidifiers to lower the humidity to ambient levels.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside provides water damage restoration assistance to Long Beach residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. Call (516) 536-1801. Our SERVPRO team is ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your water damage restoration needs.

Long Beach Offers Unique Opportunity for Bird Watching

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Winter Bird Walks to See Gorgeous Long Beach Wildlife

Have you ever wanted an up-close look at the unique and beautiful winter birds that have lived in Long Beach for far longer than humans? Every Monday this month, with the final opportunity on the 28th, a short drive over to the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center can get you an excellent chance to see native winter birds from spots hand-picked by Center staff for their diversity and accessibility. These unique Winter Bird Walks should take about an hour, starting at 10:30 in the morning. After the walk concludes, visitors are more than welcome to stick around and take in more of the natural beauty, albeit without the presence of a knowledgeable and accommodating guide. 

Many of these birds are seasonal, taking different behaviors and appearances as the snow sets in and their food sources shift. Some may only be present in Long Beach for a few months at a time, heading north once the spring thaw hits. Bring the kids and a set of binoculars if you plan on heading out to see these birds. 

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside is a local expert in Long Beach mold damage remediation. Contact us when you first see mold damage at (516) 536-1801.

Sapphire Yacht Charters let you Cruise your Way into the New Year!

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Have a Luxurious New Year's Eve in Oceanside 

While most of us in Oceanside probably plan to spend New Year's Eve with family and friends at home (or at someone else's), there are plenty of fun things to go out and do if you wish to spice the night up a little. One of the best opportunities can be found on the water, on a luxury party cruise run by Sapphire Yacht Charters. 

Although the cruise has a steep entry price at just under $200 per person, Sapphire provides plenty of amenities to make it worth your while. A gourmet buffet dinner awaits every guest, along with various appetizers brought around the yacht. An open bar provides many mid-range and premium options for any taste, and a few rare bottles may be available for purchase if they strike your fancy. And, throughout the night, a professional DJ will liven the boat and take requests. 

If this sounds like the perfect night for you, make sure to reserve your spot soon. Currently, some tickets are still available but in short supply. 

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside is a locally owned and operated company specializing in fire odor removal from Oceanside homes. Call us as soon as possible after a disaster at (516) 536-1801.

One of the Top Water Restoration Companies in Oceanside, One of the Top Towns in America

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Oceanside Influence Extends Far Past Long Island 

One might not expect the relatively small Oceanside community to have broad, sweeping impacts on American culture. However, our town defies those expectations, with multiple notable people and places that have changed the world. These examples are two of the most unique and well-known ways that our community has spread its influence, but with a bit of digging, you may find that many more such examples exist. 

The Story of Nathan's in Oceanside 

Today, Oceanside is just one of many communities across New York to host a Nathan's restaurant. The distinctive taste and history of the place are attractive to people of all ages and backgrounds. Unlike most other establishments, ours is full of history and was a crucial step in Nathan's rise to global acclaim. 

To understand why our town played such a crucial part in the rise of a legend, we have to look back to the very beginnings, over a century ago. Nathan's Famous in Coney Island was a popular spot from the very beginning. To the dismay of many, owner Nathan Handwerker always refused to spread his business to other areas. As a result, imitators popped up everywhere they could, to varying degrees of success. 

One of the most famous and beloved hot dog stands sprang up in Oceanside, in the form of the Roadside Rest. Drivers heading either way along Long Beach Road (which has always been a popular and essential thoroughfare) would stop in for a quick meal at the stand. In the early days, it was little more than a shack with a grill. Over time, it developed a reputation for hosting popular music shows and serving up hot dogs of consistently superb quality. 

A few decades later, various factors led to the downfall and sale of this local eatery. But, to the great surprise of many, Nathan's son Murray was the buyer, turning the establishment into his project. Within a few years, his father bought the store from him, marking the first time a Nathan's establishment opened up outside Coney Island.  

The effect on the community was profound. Commercial establishments flourished near the top-rated franchise, and with their success came the rapid growth of our community. This restaurant's opening marked a turning point not just for Oceanside, but for Nathan's, too – when the family ownership saw the success and popularity of their new store, they knew they had to bring Nathan's Famous to the world. 

Another Oceanside Native Changed the World 

While it may seem impressive that little Oceanside helped produce one of the world's most well-known restaurant chains, one native of our town grew up to even grander achievements. Those who attended Oceanside high school in the late 60s might remember a certain Robert "Bob" Iger – the same Bob Iger who has served as CEO of Disney for 15 years. 

Iger was known as an intelligent kid who loved to read. His father was one of the many thousands of World War Two veterans who settled in Oceanside after being discharged from service. Thus, the early life of one of America's most influential media tycoons began in the same ordinary, comfortable setting that any local knows and loves. 

After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Television and Radio, Iger got what could only be described as a "dead-end job" working for a local ABC News branch. With an unimpressive wage for a college graduate, his primary duties involved hauling camera and lighting equipment around to prepare sets for filming and broadcasting. However, having been raised by excellent parents and in a sought after schooling environment, Iger soon proved his worth and moved his way into management and administrative positions within the network. By 1989, just fifteen years after being hired in his original entry-level position, Iger was made the chief executive of ABC Entertainment. A few years later, he became the president of the whole network. 

While these accomplishments already cemented him as one of Oceanside's most successful natives, his most influential days were yet to come. Under Iger, Disney would grow to include Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilms, and many other cultural icons. It is mainly due to his guidance and direction that American film culture has taken on many of the characteristics we see today. 

Even after accomplishing so much, Iger never forgot his roots. While he owns many houses in many places, he still chose to host his wedding just a short drive away from home, in Bridgehampton. With that in mind, it may be safe to say that Disney itself now carries a dash of Long Island influence. 

One of the Most Trusted Water Restoration Companies in Oceanside 

Whether due to storms, busted pipes, or even an overflowing bathtub, Oceanside residents have many potential threats of water damage to their homes. As a company owned and run by locals, with many of our staff native to the area, SERVPRO takes seriously the mission to protect the community from disasters, large and small. 

Small water damages may often escape your notice, or you may consider them too benign to call in help. However, we take these situations seriously, and you should, too. Ignoring a small leak or spill can lead to long-term damages that may end up costing far more to repair later, as opposed to a quick call at the time of the event to a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. We scale our response to the situation's size – many of our projects involve one or two technicians and only a few hours of work. 

However, not all water damage can be so benign. Catastrophic flooding can happen due to hurricanes, failing plumbing systems, or even something as simple as leaving a window open during a rainstorm. No matter the cause, we can help. In times of extreme crisis, we can call for backup from other franchises around the region to ensure that we have the workforce and equipment to tackle even the worst situations. 

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside has for years served as one of the most trusted and respected water restoration companies in the Oceanside area. Call our 24/7 emergency line at (516) 536-1801.

Long Beach's Nagahama Receives #1 Rating for Long island Sushi Restaurants.

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Residents of Long Beach Can Enjoy Sushi by the Boardwalk This Winter or Stay at Home and Order In.

Nagahami, which means "long beach" in Japanese, is situated just off East Park Avenue's boardwalk. The diverse menu provides a wide variety of hand-made entrees, fresh tempuras, and traditional teriyaki dishes. Opening hours range from 4 pm to 10 pm and 11 pm on weekends. While the takeout options are excellent, you should reserve ahead if you intend to dine-in as this place fills up quickly with local Long Beach residents. The sushi and sashimi dishes can be upgraded as part of the dinner special to include appetizers, miso soup, salad, dessert, and green tea for just an extra $8.00.

    •    Nagahami Restaurant has been voted as the number one Japanese in Long Beach for three years running.
    •    The open kitchen allows guests to sit at the bar and watch as the experienced chefs' slice and dice delicate fish.
    •    The Chirashi Sushi is a blend of spicy wasabi, fresh lemon wedges, ginger, micro-herbs, and a freshly sliced piece of fish.

Property fires can lead to unpleasant burnt odors pervading your home. Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801.