Recent Why SERVPRO Posts


3/29/2022 (Permalink)

When you are in need of a restoration company, you want one that is quick to action, reliable, and has the results to back it up. SERVPRO is very well known as being the leader in the restoration business. With over 1900+ franchises across the US and Canada and 50+ years of experience, we have perfected what we do. We are faster to any size disaster and will always leave your loss looking “Like it never even happened.” All of our employees are highly trained and certified, which allows for the best work possible on your home/building. If you have any questions about our services or location please feel free to reach out to us at (516) 536-1801 and we would be more than happy to help! Thank you, and have a great day!

Why Choose Us?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

When you need water/fire/mold damage services, you want to know that your home or building is going to be taken care of properly. When you call SERVPRO, you know that there are years and years of experience and fine tuning all of our strengths being brought to fix your home. SERVPRO has been operating for 50+ years and is still the leader in the restoration industry by size and skill. There really is no loss too big for us to handle. If you experience any damage where we would be of assistance, please feel free to reach out and call us at (516) 536-1801 and we would be happy to help! Our trained technicians will make you feel comfortable and build trust while repairing your home. Call us and we'll make your loss look "Like it never even happened."


1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Why choose SERVPRO? Allow me to explain. SERVPRO has been the leader in the restoration business for over 50+ years. We have over 1900+ locations nationwide servicing 90% off all zip codes within a two hour timeframe. All of SERVPRO’S employees are specially trained and certified in damage restoration to ensure that you are in the best hands. We specialize in both small and large losses both commercial and residential so there is no job too big or too small for us to handle. Our trained technicians provide the highest quality of work possible to ensure that our customers are happy with the end result. Here are SERVPRO we guarantee that after our work is done, your loss will look “Like it never even happened.” 


1/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been the leader in the restoration business for over 50 years. The reason that is true is because of the quality of employees and the mission behind what SERVPRO stands for. SERVPRO's goal is “to develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness, and mutual respect.” A company that is based around morals is a company that will succeed. We provide a service to the best of our ability to help those in need. We offer our services, water/fire/mold remediation, to both commercial and residential facilities, 24/7. When you are dealing with personal items that mean a lot to you such as your home or the belongings inside your home, you want to be able to fully trust that the company is taking good care of everything. When choosing SERVPRO, you know you have years of experience and testimonials to back that up. If you ever need our services, please contact us (516) 536-1801. 


11/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been the leader in the restoration business for over 50 years. Our mission statement is “to develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect” and we have done just that! Our team here at SERVPRO is trained and certified in restoration services which is exemplified in our work. SERVPRO treats your home with delicate care when cleaning/restoring because we understand the feeling of disbelief when a catastrophe strikes. We know that you want someone to trust when there is a catastrophe in your home, and if you give SERVPRO a shot you will not be disappointed! If you have any questions regarding damage in your home, please feel free to call a professional at (631) 536-1801.


9/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchise employees are highly trained cleaning and restoration specialist and are certified in crew training, fire restoration, water restoration, mold restoration as well as other cleaning and restoration services. If you have any fire/water/mold damage to your home/building, SERVPRO will handle every step of the restoration process to make sure it looks "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO follows the 1,4,8 rule which means that a franchise professional will contact you within one hour to arrange for service. Within four hours, SERVPRO will be on-site to start mitigation services. Within eight hours a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your insurance adjuster or property manager. Following that, The SERVPRO team will begin working on the damaged portion of your home/building. 

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.

Is Containment Essential During Mold Damage Remediation?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

a man looking under a cabinet at mold Spot Mold? Contact SERVPRO today to root out the cause and remediate the mold damage.

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.

Long Beach Offers Unique Opportunity for Bird Watching

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

birds flying with sunset in background We look forward to enjoying the winter bird walks!

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.

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.

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.

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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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Oceanside, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside today at (516) 536-1801 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why Seek Professional Help to Secure Your Water Damaged Home?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

air mover and dehumidifier working in a home gym. SERVPRO provides industrial-grade drying equipment to mitigate water damage in Oceanside homes.

Experienced Water Damage Specialists for Oceanside Homes Mitigate Damage and Reduce Costs

It can be a considerable challenge for Oceanside homes to return to normal after a substantial water loss incident. Migrating water effects can penetrate porous materials and alter their molecular structure, warping and distorting flooring, wallboard, and trims. At the initial signs of water loss emergencies, many homeowners benefit from putting their trust in our SERVPRO team for our fast response, sophisticated approaches, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Why is speed so crucial for mitigation?

While we can say that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, water damage in Oceanside homes needs more than a fast response. Quickly arriving at a project site is only a small portion of what makes our reputable team a reliable choice for the damage in your house. Our extensive training to obtain Water Restoration (WRT) accreditation through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a process that nearly our entire field staff undertakes. In this way, we have skilled technicians available 24/7 to help.

How much does Experience matter?

Apart from our fast response during an emergency, customers look to our SERVPRO team to provide experience and confidence in the face of overwhelming circumstances. With years of hands-on training helping hundreds of homes and businesses through destructive water loss scenarios, we continue to command the damaged area by establishing drying zones, deploying our equipment, and managing on-site personnel to maximize mitigation.

Cutting-Edge Equipment

Water loss incidents get restored using premier equipment in our inventory. When we arrive at a damaged address, we can utilize any of dozens of devices and machines that all have a specific role in drying out compromised materials. Our READY trailers stay stocked with water mitigation tools, including:

• Axial and centrifugal air movers
• Desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers
• Surface moisture meters and thermal imagery cameras
• Submersible pumps and wet vacuums

Water losses are among the most common callout that our SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside team responds to, so staying prepared for these emergencies can help us to continue to be a fast-responding and confident team amid a disaster. Contact us anytime at (516) 536-1801.

Drying Out Structures after Removing the Water Mitigates the Losses for Oceanside Property Owners--So Call SERVPRO!

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Wet bookcase in a home office wall unit When That Leak Shuts Down Your Oceanside Home Office Call SERVPRO--We Make House Calls!

Water Cleanup in Oceanside in a Home Office Has Special Challenges

Working from your Oceanside home has its perks; however, water damage can halt a home-based virtual business just as much as a brick and mortar facility. Fortunately, SERVPRO handles any type of water loss.

A home office transcription worker, after a pipe burst in her Oceanside home, caused a large amount of water to affect the area where she worked. The water soaked the carpet, and she was concerned about her equipment and files.

When the technicians arrive on-site, they approach each job with compassion for what the property owner is experiencing. They find out what is essential to the homeowner in the loss area and make that element of the restoration services a priority for removal and cleaning first. It does not matter if an item has monetary or sentimental value; if it is essential to the property owner, it is important to the techs at SERVPRO.

Move Out Contents as Needed
The computer, transcription equipment, and locked filing cabinet needed removal during mitigation as the cabinet was fabricated from metal with the potential for rust, and the homeowner wanted to have her computer and equipment tested to ensure the high moisture conditions did not damage it before using it.

Water Removal and Equipment
When the water loss occurred less than 24 hours before, there is often a good chance that the carpet can dry in place, sometimes using a method called "floating." The techs spend time extracting the water using weighted wands to assist in pushing out the moisture from the padding and carpet. This attention to detail helps lessen the time needed to dry.

Drying the Office in Place
Techs put the desk and chair up on blocks for drying as they showed zero signs of water loss and made of materials that would fare well to dry in place. Once the room dried, the techs set the office back up for the homeowner, so she could get back to the business of transcribing for her clients.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 helps property owners with any size water cleanup and makes the loss to the home "Like it never even happened."

Don't Just Sit There! Call SERVPRO Right Away to Start Flood Damage Remediation in Long Beach

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room When flood damage affects your home, the situation can seem overwhelming. Contact our experienced team to help get a handle on the situation.

Compassionate Professionalism Is Why SERVPRO Delivers Peace of Mind after Long Beach Flood Damage

When our team first meets Long Beach homeowners, the fear and concern they feel after flood damage is palatable. Despite the reality and risks of living on a barrier island between the Atlantic and Wreck Lead Channel, you and your family can never be entirely ready for the disruption and devastation flooding can bring. From the moment we walk in, our job is to show customers that we care about the crisis they ensure by listening intently and communicating why we can help and how we intend to proceed.

We Follow the Customer’s Lead

Understanding that Long Beach flood damage uniquely affects each residence and resident is fundamental to our ability to provide quality services with sensitivity and a personal touch. Allowing you to walk us through the damage as you experience it helps create a partnership. We strive to set the tone of clear and transparent communication right from the beginning, why we take the time to explain the inspection and pretesting process. During these initial conversations, we: 

  • Follow a written protocol for consistency.
  • Look for safety and health “red flags.”
  • Listen and take good notes. 
  • Ask about your pressing concerns.
  • Document pre-existing damages, including mold.
  • Verify whether on-site electricity can be used without risk.
  • Explain the need for pretesting methods and products. 
  • Ask that you list jewelry, valuables, and heirlooms and recommend they be packed up and removed from the affected area for safety.

Disaster Recovery Is a Process

We are confident that our training and experience eventually will bring your residence back to preloss condition. Honesty and integrity require us to explain the steps and show you with results rather than make empty promises. Steady and reliable assessment, planning, and implementation follow the restoration industry’s expectation of best practices. Clear and consistent communication and continuing documentation and flexibility is why SERVPRO is recommended by many insurance carriers.

Documentation Protects Everyone

Emotions run high after a flooding event. During the first minutes and hours of our partnership, a meeting of the minds must complete, why SERVPRO employees review and explain the basics, and ask for acknowledgment and agreement from you. Expect to read through and sign forms that permit us to investigate and create a recovery plan, and then assign tasks to our employees to implement the restoration agenda.

Restoration of flood damage starts with information sharing and agreement on roles, why SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside spends time at the onset setting the stage by interviewing, investigating, and explaining the process. Call us at (516) 536-1801 to get the process rolling as soon as practicable after the storm.

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What it Takes to Turn Around Kitchen Fire Damage in Long Beach

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

Two kids with ash on their faces, holding a burnt cake. Let SERVPRO be your fast moving fire recovery team. So we can get your loved ones back to cooking in your Long Beach kitchen.

Long Beach homeowners, SERVPRO will turn your Kitchen fire damage around.

Kitchen fires are one of the most common causes of fire damage in homes. A careless moment leaving an unattended pan on a stove or a roast in a too-hot oven burning are standard reasons. Another frequently seen source of this type of fire is frozen items such as a turkey placed in hot oil. The ice turns to steam immediately and fires up the blaze, which can spread quickly. 

Fire damage to a Long Beach kitchen leaves behind several challenges for SERVPRO technicians. In the case of a forgotten pan of grease, the fast-moving fire left smoke damage and charred debris to clean up along with much-needed odor control. 


The technicians approach every job-site with equal parts, professionalism, and compassion for the loss the homeowners have suffered. They work to restore as much as possible through their cleaning agents and techniques to help homeowners avoid the replacement costs for items damaged in the fire.

First Actions After Fire Loss

To limit the spread of soot to other areas of the home, technicians can put up barriers to stop the spread of odorous residue. They remove charred items such as the stove and exhaust hood and other things too damaged for restoration. Any items removed as a loss get documented for photos and detailed descriptions to expedite insurance claims. 

Professional Cleaning Agents and Techniques

Not all smoke residues are the same and require various types of techniques for a successful outcome. Thick, greasy residues often need a cleaner with a solvent base to release their grip on surfaces while dry, powdery smoke residues require a light hand and the use of cleaning tools such as dry cleaning sponges. Using wet agents has the potential to drive this type of residue deeper into surfaces. 

Professional Odor Control Methods

It is impossible to burn candles or spray enough odor-covering products over the residual odors of a kitchen fire. SERVPRO technicians have different applications to neutralize odors at the molecular level leaving the kitchen without a hint of the smoke odor.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside is available 24/7 at (516) 536-1801. The technicians have extensive training and access to equipment to make the fire loss in the home, "Like it never even happened."

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A Primer on Air Movers and How They Dry Water Damage in Oceanside

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on water damaged floor When water damage happens, you need more than towels to dry your home. SERVPRO is equipped and always on call for your restoration needs;

Why Air Movers Are a Standard in Oceanside Water Recovery 

Though there are hundreds of tools and devices available to our professionals to make a recovery as efficient and cost-effective as possible for Oceanside residences, specific machines and equipment get used more than others. In the realm of water loss recovery and drying, air movers are the standard choice for multiple reasons.  

A better understanding of how air movers work and what they can do for your home can help to appreciate their role in restoring water damage in Oceanside properties. Moving air, in general, is a positive solution for aiding in the faster drying of your property after water losses. Tools in this niche of restoration are designed to move a boundary of humid air from directly in front of or above naturally drying construction materials and contents. Without removing this barrier of cooler air, evaporation of the moisture in these materials can slow.  

This step is one of the primary purposes of multiple positioned air movers throughout a water-damaged residence. Each unit pushes moisture and moves this cool, moisture-laden barrier hovering above affected surfaces away to quicken drying procedures. Because our SERVPRO team has hundreds of these high-velocity devices at our disposal, we can position them in many points throughout a damaged address to make moisture removal more efficient. Daisy-chaining, or plugging one unit into the next in the line, can reduce a need for multiple extension cords and helps to maximize airflow in an affected region of the house.  

When dehumidifiers like our desiccants begin removing moisture from the damaged regions of your home, an exhaust hose reintroduces heated, drier air into the household. Air movers can also get used in these scenarios to help better disperse the incoming new air. A more consistent dispersal of drier air can also play a role in reducing the time drying takes.  

Drying your home is primarily linked to the tools and equipment used by the professionals that you trust. Our SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside team counts on our high-velocity air mover and dehumidifiers to help. Contact us anytime at (516) 536-1801.

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The Smart Thing to Do When Fire Damage Strikes in your Long Beach Home

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

water damage in the living room of a home Make your living situation right again after flood damage happens, call SERVPRO.

Why SERVPRO Technicians Test Your Home's Walls for Signs of Water Damage in Long Beach NY

Homes in Long Beach NY that contain higher than usual amounts of humidity generally develop more damage in the forms of microbial infestation, stained walls and ceilings, warped wooden components (especially wooden flooring and the treads on stairs), and an uncomfortable dampness. 

Often, the source of increased water vapor is unknown, which is why SERVPRO technicians inspecting homes in Long Beach NY for water damage use devices to find the source. These devices use infrared technology to reveal changes in the temperature of surfaces. Water, even slight amounts, can cause a cooling effect in drywall, plaster, wood paneling, and carpet. Following the images on our infrared camera can lead us to its source.

Quite often, we find slow leaks, drips from the elbow joint or other connection in the plumbing, or loosened feed lines on appliances to cause the problem. However, sometimes water from an accident in the bathroom or kitchen caused the original problem when the floor became soaked. This type of situation does not show up on our cameras like more recent or ongoing situations do. SERVPRO can still repair the damage left behind, and make your property just like it was before.

When we search your house's interior for water or moisture, we test the exterior walls, too. Outside sources from rain or snow can cause dampness in your home. Ice dams on the roof can create openings where melted water leaks into the attic, spreads through your insulation, and then soaks into the ceilings below. Water from the roof can also travel down through the hollow interiors of your walls. Our infrared cameras easily locate these leaks. 

Whenever we find that the roof needs repairs, our building services department helps out by making the needing repairs. Water damage can affect almost every part of your house, and when it does, mitigating the damage and repairing the cause gets your home back to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside has water damage specialists skilled in detection and restoration of damaged areas in homes throughout Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, and Point Lookout. Contact us by calling (516) 536-1801, day or night, 365 days a year.

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Why SERVPRO Expedites Water Removal in Your Long Beach Home

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in a room that has water on the floor. Water can damage your Long Beach home fast, don’t wait we want to help.

We want to help with water damage in our Long Beach communities.

Water loss situations involving clean water may not seem very urgent since there is no contamination risk or other inconveniences such as bad odor. However, that should not be an excuse to let the water sit in your property over extended periods. You might not realize it, but given time, microbial growth happens even in situations involving clean water. Choosing an option that expedites the water removal process is, therefore, essential.

To Prevent Material Deterioration

Water causes different types of material degradation, which expedited water removal in your Long Beach home can help prevent. For example, soaked drywall discolors, wood swells, while carpets stain easily. These problems can progress to advanced irreversible levels if left unaddressed. Our SERVPRO crews include IICRC certified water restoration technicians, so we know the best ways to remove the water before these problems progress. For example, since extracting water in liquid form is 1200 times more effective than evaporation based extraction, we maximize extraction efforts before starting drying.

 To Allow You Full Access to Your Home Faster

Spilled water creates different inconveniences, including leaving contents or building materials wet. Such inconveniences can force you to look for accommodation elsewhere or at least limit access to some rooms within the house. Fast action, primarily relying on advanced equipment, helps restore normalcy faster. Our SERVPRO technicians use truck-mounted and portable water extractors allowing us to deal with several sections of the property conveniently.

 To Prevent Mold Development

Mold growth is a common outcome of water loss incidents. Growth can start within periods as short as 24-48 hours after a spill. Mold spores are omnipresent, requiring moisture and an organic food source to start developing. It, therefore, takes more than just extracting standing water to forestall growth. Our SERVPRO technicians use several units of LGR dehumidifiers and air movers strategically placed within your house to expedite drying.

Simple water loss situations can worsen if left unaddressed over an extended period. Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 to help with the removal. With our combined resources, we can resolve the incident, "Like it never even happened."

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Oceanside Homeowners Know SERVPRO Provides a Customized and Robust Restoration Service

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water or Flooding Damage? How About Mold Infestations in Your Oceanside Home or a Fire? What to Do? Call SERVPRO for Restoration

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
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 Damage
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.

Mold Remediation
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.

Storm Damage
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.

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SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside- Faster To Any Disaster

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Why choose SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside?

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

How to Detect Water Damage in your Long Beach/Oceanside Home

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Some times water damage is hidden. It can be behind your walls, under the floor boards, or even on the outside of your home. Here are some great tips on what to look for if you think your home may have a small slow leak:

  • Accumulation- This is the most obvious sign that you have water damage. Standing or pooling water can results from old washing machines, water heaters or even toilets. Leaking water can be from your roof or drain pipe.
  • Discoloration- Look for water spots or stains on your ceiling. Walls may also have some cracks or bubbling.
  • Texture- When water seeps under your floor boards it will show a change in texture of your flooring. Keep an eye out for any sagging, warping or buckling 
  • Odor- Smells may come from basements, walls, or other areas that have been accumulating water over a long period of time.

If you notice any of these problems in your home be sure to contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside- With our expertise we can restore your home to preloss condition! Call us today at 516-536-1801

Use SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside for your Spring Cleaning!

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

As the seasons change and Spring rapidly approaches be sure to contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside for all of your spring cleaning needs!

Many of you know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire, Water Cleanup and Restoration.. but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened." 

We are highly trained and specialize in:

  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Bio-hazard Clean Up

We can perform these services not only in your home but at your place of business as we offer commercial cleaning as well! Dusty desks & ceilings, smelly carpets?  No job is too little or too large for us!

Be sure to contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside today at 516-536-1801! 

SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside Quick Emergency Response

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside pride ourselves on our immediate response time. Restoring your Long Beach/Oceanside home is our businesses top priority. We strive to meet our 1-4-8 response guidelines.

Our 1-4-8 guidelines go as follows:

Within ONE hour from the notice of your loss, a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange service

Within FOUR hours from that a SERVPRO professional will be on-site to begin mitigation services.

Within EIGHT hours from our on-site arrival a SERVPRO professional will give you a verbal briefing of the scope of work.

We are here to assist you during what could be one of the most traumatic events in your life. From beginning mitigation services to helping you handle your insurance claims we will be with you every step of the way. 

Contact us today at 516-536-1801!

Why SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside we specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after fire, smoke or water damage. In addition to that, we also can mitigate mold from your home or business.

Our technicians and staff are highly trained and certified by the IICRC. 

What is the IICRC you may ask? IICRC is the "Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification." The IICRC's purpose is to establish and advance the standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries.

Not only are we highly trained but we have highly advance equipment and expertise to re-mediate your home to preloss conditoins!

If your home or business has been affected by a fire or storm be sure to contact us today at 516-536-1801!

SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside Faster to Any Size Disaster

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside you ask? Because, our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC industry certifications! Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • E-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Our on site technicians are Certified in:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Remediation 

In addition to our training we are also faster to any size emergency! In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. We understand how important it is to have your home restored quickly & efficiently.

Contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside today at 516-536-1801 

New Year-New Disaster Plan!

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

As the new year approaches it's always a good idea to update your Weather Emergency Plans! Here are some great tips from to Prepare for Extreme Weather: Food, water and Supplies Checklist

  • Keep a food supply that will feed your household for 3-7 days. Having a reserve can relieve inconvenience and uncertainty until the storm passes or power is restored.
  • Buy easy-to-store and easy-to-prepare foods. Choose foods that don't need to be refrigerated and require little or no preparation or cooking
  • Plan to prepare familiar foods to lift morale and give your family a feeling of security in times of stress
  • Stock up on easy prepared food such as: ready-to-eat packaged/canned food, protein or fruit bars, dry cereal or granola, peanut butter, dried fruit, crackers, canned juice, nonperishable milk such as low-fat evaporated, canned, boxed or dry milk, baby formula, pet food.
  • Keep enough NYS-certified bottled water to last you and your family 3-7 days. This means having 2 gallons per person per day. Bottled water is the best choice for drinking & preparing food in the case that your water is contaminated. 
  • Basic supplies such as: Battery-powered or hand crank radio, flashlights, battery-powered portable cell phone charger, extra batteries, candles, oil lamps, matches, lights, cash, whistle (to signal for help), fuel, fire extinguisher.
  • Health & Hygiene supplies such as: First Aid Kit, Prescription/Non-Prescription Medications, Toilet paper, tissues, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, denture needs, contact lenses and supplies, extra eyeglasses, baby supplies (diapers, wipes).
  • Cleaning Supplies, such as: Dust Mask, Rubber Gloves, Broom/Dustpan, Mops, Buckets, Rags, Paper Towels & Heavy duty garbage bags.

When a disaster strikes we here at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside know how devastating it can be for you and your family. Contact us immediately for all of your storm emergency needs at 516-536-1801