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Fire Damage In Your Great Neck Home

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Efficiently Restore Your Great Neck Home to Like-New Condition After Suffering Fire Damage

A range of emotions come over you the moment that you set your eyes upon the devastation after a house fire. The interior of your home is left with a pile of saturated possessions from extinguishing the fire, and all of the debris is charred and dirty. SERVPRO understands how important it is for you to get your home back to normal, so we employ the use of a variety of tried-and-true methods and start working quickly.

Once we arrive at your property to clean up fire damage in Great Neck, we assess the overall fallout from the fire to put into motion the best steps to take for cleanup and restoration. Charred building materials and personal belongings get moved out, and everything is examined thoroughly to determine what is salvageable and what is not.

Skilled SERVPRO technicians go through fire loss areas of your home, looking for all salvageable items. Porous materials have the least chance of restoration due to high soot and smoke absorption levels. Non-porous materials have a high salvageability rate, especially with the use of our advanced cleaning methods.

Cleaning Methods
The process for cleaning up fire damage is unique to every situation, so there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Technicians test items and surfaces to determine the proper cleaning agents and methods to provide the best results for soot and smoke residue removal. We also provide pack-out services with full cleaning at our facility with a process known as immersion cleaning.

Immersion is a cleaning method for non-porous items that utilizes high-frequency sound waves that generate millions of bubbles that scrub and agitate all contaminants from contents placed within the tank. We also provide wet cleaning, dry cleaning, foam cleaning, and abrasive cleaning based on the contents and the level of residue removal required.

After the cleanup of the fire loss event is complete, SERVPRO compiles a report assisting you with filing the claim with your insurance provider. This report includes all restoration actions taken as well as the suggested repairs to complete the restoration process fully. With such attention to detail, SERVPRO technicians save you the stress of having to take care of these details at such a difficult time.

Call us whenever you require fast, efficient help with fire damage to your home. You can reach the team at SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington by calling (516) 767-9600.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Great Neck Homes

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicles outside of storage facility Day or night, SERVPRO is always on call to handle your water damage emergencies!

Expediting Water Removal from an Affected Great Neck Property 

When you discover a water spill in your property, there is no time to waste. Starting the removal process immediately and completing it fast helps in many ways, including making the property habitable again and reducing the percentage of secondary damages that develop. SERVPRO helps expedite water removal in many ways. 

The quickest way to address water removal from affected Great Neck properties is to extract it before it soaks into materials around the property. Removal of surface water requires the right pump, which can provide the right lift and volume capacity. It should also be convenient to handle, especially if different parts of the property are affected. Our SERVPRO teams have access to a wide variety of extraction equipment, including submersible pumps, truck-mounted extractors, portable extractors, and dry wet vacs, among others. Therefore, we can choose the most appropriate for your property. 

After removing all surface water, there is a need to address any moisture left in contents or building materials fast. Dehumidifiers help with such removal. They work by pulling water vapor from the air, thus increasing the evaporation from wet materials. Our SERVPRO technicians expedite the process by choosing high-efficiency dehumidifiers such as the low grain variety, especially in the final stages of drying when other types are less efficient. We also modify conditions at the loss site by increasing air movements and temperature to improve efficiency. Increasing air movements also increase the evaporation rate while higher temperatures help the air hold more moisture expediting the removal process. 

Sometimes convenient water removal is hampered by contents, which obstructs the movement of restoration crews or prevents proper usage of removal equipment. Our SERVPRO crews perform partial or complete move-outs creating the necessary room for fast water removal. For partial move-outs, we identify a dry location within the same building to act as temporary storage for your contents. 

One way to reduce damages caused by water loss incidents is to complete the removal process fast. Call SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington at (516) 767-9600 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Going Through Commercial Water Removal in Great Neck

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" Our Crews are ready to get you back to work. "Like it never even happened."

Water Removal and Remediation In Great Neck Boutique After Water Leak

Walking into your boutique and seeing that you've had a water leak can be devastating. The first thought on your mind is to protect your merchandise. With this in mind, wet items should be removed, cleaned, and dried. At the same time, you should transfer unaffected items to a safe area to keep them dry and unexposed to cleaning solutions and higher relative humidity (RH). 

When faced with commercial water removal in Great Neck, first you consider your merchandise, then contact the insurance company. Next, you need to remove the excess liquid from the impacted floors and bring down the RH within the structure to ensure you avoid secondary damage like excess humidity condensing on and ruining electronics or warping wallpaper. 

SERVPRO restoration technicians remove excess water by using portable extractors. Tile and wood floorings usually can repel water and not suffer damage if caught quickly enough. If the water stood for any period, and there are cracks in the wood or tile grout is not sealed correctly, water may seep through flooring and become more challenging to extract. However, technicians strategically place air movers to blow dry air over the surface while dehumidifiers draw moisture out of the air and exhaust warm, dry air, effectively dry the flooring.

Sometimes portable electric heaters speed up the process by blowing warm air over the flooring. SERVPRO team members can contain the affected area by placing 6-mil plastic over the floor, holding it down with sandbags or painters tape while the heated air balloons up the plastic, keeping the covered space warm and dry. This “tenting” action concentrates the air movement to a targeted area to maximize the effectiveness of the drying. Technicians monitor the electric heaters carefully throughout the heating and drying process to ensure the floor is not overly-dry, which can create further damage. 

If there are carpeted areas in your boutique, technicians may opt to use deep extraction tools that are self-propelled or stationary. These tools use body weight to compress the carpet and pad, squeeze out excess water, and then remove the water through extraction equipment. 

It is essential to bring down the interior humidity to below 60%, so your merchandise is not exposed to potentially damaging rusting or contamination to the beauty products. 

We understand the need to keep your clients’ scheduled appointments. Weddings and special occasions cannot be postponed, so we do our best to complete the cleanup and water removal as quickly as possible. We must live up to our slogan. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

For assistance, contact SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington 24/7 at (516) 767-9600 to keep your doors open for business.

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Your Home in Need of Mitigation from Structural or Cosmetic Damage? SERVPRO Provides Professional Remediation

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

picture of fire, flood, and hurricane damaged building Great Neck Home Harmed from Floods, Fires, Mold, or Water Damaging Mishap--SERVPRO Is Here to Restore Your Property, "Like it never even happened."

Great Neck Homeowners Rely Upon SERVPRO for Comprehensive Property Damage Cleanup, Restoration, and Repair

Restoration services are not something that Great Neck residences need every day, but having a reliable team of professionals to call 24/7 can make a difference in an emergency. From water and fire losses to mold and storm damage, we have qualified technicians trained to give you a positive and efficient response to your situation. In addition to remedial actions after loss incidents, we also have a full-service team of contractors to perform controlled demolition, emergency services, and full-scale reconstruction after our mitigation approach.

Water loss incidents provide a quickly escalating damage situation for Great Neck homes that demand immediate attention. Even in the early scoping stages where our management team works with customers to determine loss and pre-existing conditions, we must implement advanced tools and technologies to get readings throughout the property. We have moisture monitoring equipment capable of determining both the concentration and the location of dampness so that we can establish the appropriate response to the migrating effects. This information is vital to prevent the water loss situation from getting worse, as well.

From this initial scoping phase through every step of the restoration and potential reconstruction, our SERVPRO professionals document the drying and recovery process through our brand-specific DryBook software. This application can detail atmospheric conditions and the severity of water saturation through every affected portion of the house. This baseline for moisture content can help our team to gauge successes in drying and restoration while we work in Great Neck homes.

Through the manipulation of environmental conditions, we can increase the output and efficiency of our drying machines. We can regulate the temperature of a water-damaged space, the airflow through this portion of the property, and the placement and frequency of air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity that can slow the drying process. No matter how severe or widespread water damage in Great Neck homes might be, we can help.

One of the best reasons for our 24/7 availability is our faster response to provide emergency services in Great Neck homes after a fire loss. The purpose of these initial actions is to limit the continued destructive damages that can spread after extinguishment, including the migration of soot and smoke residues, and the severity of noxious odors that can infiltrate construction materials and contents. We can utilize controlled demolition, advanced surface cleaning techniques, and preliminary deodorization to reduce the severity of conditions that allow for more straightforward mitigation and restoration work to follow.

An early action that we can take to both protect your personal belongings from the threat of soot and smoke effects is to remove them with our pack-out process. Our content management team can oversee the safe packing and transport of lightly damaged or at-risk possessions to our nearby facility for focused cleaning, deodorization, and storage. We can prepare days in advance for their return to your Great Neck home after fire restoration to ensure that each removed item gets returned to its proper location.

Controlled demolition can help with soot residues and smoke odors, as this cuts into the restoration time when the materials are too severely affected to save. When installed elements can get cleaned and deodorized, we have advanced recovery solutions, from soda blasting and chemical sponges for soot to thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators for odors. We have the experience and equipment to help you through even challenging fire loss situations in Great Neck residences.

Waiting for any recovery project is ill-advised, especially when your home has suffered at the hands of severe weather systems. In Great Neck, powerful storms can move quickly through the area, causing structural vulnerabilities that water and runoff from the storms can use to get inside the property. Our SERVPRO professionals have dedicated restoration services ready to mobilize 24/7 because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. The emergency building services we can provide can stop the intrusion of floodwater so that our team can effectively deploy mitigation strategies to begin drying the house.

Though we have fast extraction solutions, including dedicated electric submersible pumps and self-priming trash pumps for continual water removal, we also have advanced drying techniques designed to protect the belongings of your Great Neck home amid flooding. Standing water can be devastating to essential documents, books, and records, but our freeze-drying technology can help to preserve these items on-site.

We focus on reducing loss during flood damage to Great Neck homes, and that can often start with the movement of at-risk contents. Our technicians can store some undamaged belongings on-site in a dry area while others must get packed up and transported to our nearby facility for drying, deodorization, disinfection, and storage in our climate-controlled facility.

Inadequate management of water loss and flooding situations can lead to mold damage in Great Neck homes. These situations can also develop when humidity levels get above an acceptable threshold in the house, as well. From the time that this organism first gets discovered in your residence, the active spores are already reaching out for new host materials and spreading the threat to nearby surfaces. Assessing this migration and establishing a defense against it is one of our top priorities upon arrival. Remediation is unsuccessful when all of the active colonization does not get addressed.

Containment is a vital part of this process, as it can prevent the spread of these active spores and immediately convert the sealed area into a space our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can regulate. We can monitor air flow, filtration, drying efforts, and other factors that can reduce the severity of mold effects so that we can determine if controlled demolition is necessary for this damaged area of your Great Neck house.

We have a full-service team of general contractors that can remove wood, drywall, carpeting, and other susceptible materials. We assess the costs and time involved in other remediation strategies like soda blasting, sanding, the application of antimicrobial agents, and more before deciding on demolition. We use a combination of nearly all of these approaches managing the microbial threat in Great Neck residences.

No matter what threat your home faces, you can count on the experience of our SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington team. We can arrive quickly to help make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (516) 767-9600.

Our Experts Discuss Cleaning Grout After A Flood In Great Neck

1/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Experts In Great Neck Discuss Cleaning Grout

When a severe thunderstorm strikes the Great Neck region, there is a chance that water could find its way into your residence. Once moisture coming from the outdoors enters the interior of your home, you may be forced to contact a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Water coming from outside can bring other things into your house with it, including dirt and possibly contaminants like harmful parasites, bacteria, and fungi.

When dealing with flood damage situations in Great Neck, our SERVPRO technicians treat the situation as either a category two or category three scenario. Category two problems deal with what is considered "grey" water because there is a chance that it is contaminated. For example, if the source of a leak is a kitchen sink or rainwater coming from the outside, it is possible the water contains harmful microorganisms because the source is not clean or freshwater. Moisture-related issues that are caused by muddy water or a leaky toilet get labeled as "black" water and most likely do have some amount of harmful microorganisms inside them, so they get classified as category three problems.

Whenever liquid H2O that builds up outside after a storm finds its way into your structure, it can bring in large amounts of dirt with it. Once the moisture that got onto your tile floors drys, the dirt can settle and leave tour tile and grout soiled. In most cases, tile can be cleaned by mopping or scrubbing with a detergent and squeegeeing it into a floor drain.

However, cleaning the grout that sits in between each tile can involve specific chemicals and techniques. Whenever our SERVPRO team cleans grout, we start by applying an alkaline cleaning solution. For small areas, we can apply the detergent with a tile and grout brush. When working with larger spaces, we can use a rotary floor machine to apply and agitate the alkaline cleaning compound.

Next, we can rinse the affected area with a mop and a chemical called Bright-N-Neutral. After that, we can apply an acidic cleaning agent like a tile and grout cleaner to reduce any blotchy areas. We then can rinse the affected area again before cleaning it with the alkaline compound a second time to counteract the etching caused by the acidic detergent.

Cleaning stained grout after storm-related damage can be a chore that is best handled by the pros. For professional assistance after a storm wreaks havoc on your property, call SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington at  (516) 767-9600 24/7.

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Deodorizing Your Home In Great Neck After A Fire

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Deodorizing After Fire Damage to Your Great Neck Home

Fires can occur any time of year but can be more of a challenge during a cold New York winter. When the temperature outside quickly cools the contents of your home, it may be more challenging to recuperate afterward if the thick smoke residue settles throughout the structure. It is crucial to deal with the aftermath of a fire quickly and expertly to make sure your home and its contents are restored to their pre-fire condition.

If you find yourself dealing with fire damage in your Great Neck home, contact SERVPRO right away and have our trained technicians create a restoration plan specifically to suit your situation. Attacking odors after a fire can be one of the most challenging aspects of restoring your home.

Technicians remove valuable contents to have them cleaned by specialists or to ensure that smoke odors do not penetrate further into porous surfaces. After the removal of contents, the SERVPRO team searches for the source of the smoke odor. Typically, it is wherever the fire started within the home. The team removes the appliance or heat source that originally emanated the offensive odors; this way, no remaining odors are coming from the source.

SERVPRO technicians often use thermal foggers to dispense solvent-based deodorants. The deodorants go through a heated area in the machine that combusts the solution, breaking it down into microscopic particles that can disburse anywhere throughout the home. These one-half micron-sized particles pair with the offensive odor, neutralizing it by changing its composition. During the fogging process, technicians wear personal protective gear and make sure that residents, pets, and plants are not in the home. Residents may return to the home after the fogged area airs out, and it is easy to breathe.

Another deodorization technique is vapor odor control. The goal here is to attack vapors found within the air. Technicians release products created to release deodorant vapors into the air, counteracting the malodor vapors upon contact. Vapor odor control and thermal fogging work together to combat odors since SERVPRO technicians use a combination of techniques.

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington is available to assist 24/7 after fire damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Contact us at (516) 767-9600.

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Water Damage In Your Manhasset Home

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged home Saving materials affected by water damage is crucial.

How We Handled Different Materials after Water Damage in a Manhasset Home

Water loss incidents can happen any time originating from any part of the home, including the obvious ones such as the bathroom or kitchen, but sometimes it starts from unexpected areas. For a homeowner in Manhasset, a pipe in the wall leaked at the joint, releasing gallons of water into the living room and spreading to other sections of the property affecting various materials.

Wet Carpet
Like in other water damage incidents in Manhasset, the water leaking from the walls collected on the floor, posing a significant threat to the floor materials. The sections with tiles could withstand exposure, but carpeted areas were more vulnerable to different issues, including matting of fibers, staining, delaminating, and even mold if left submerged for days. Our SERVPRO technicians opted to remove the carpet for better drying and to access the pad, which was unsalvageable.

Before removing the carpet, there was a need to remove some fixtures such as the baseboards and door trims, which would hinder the convenient or safe removal of the carpet. The trim is salvageable after water damage, so there is a need to remove it without causing damages. The good news is that it requires simple tools such as pry bars and crowbars to accomplish this, and our SERVPRO technicians bring assorted tools in our production vehicles to every loss site. Other tools like knee kickers and carpet awls proved handy in dislodging the carpet faster once the baseboards and other trims were out of the way.

Engineered Wood
Despite our best effort, some materials could not be saved since they have adverse reactions when exposed to significant amounts of water. At the house, there were fixtures such as closets made of engineered wood affected by the water. Luckily, we could pry off the bottom panels using toe-kick removal without affecting other parts of the fixtures.

Saving materials affected by water damage is crucial. Call SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington at (516) 767-9600 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Content Management for Manhasset Stores After Water Loss

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

The front of stores with standing water. Let SERVPRO walk you through your content management for your Manhasset water loss.

Water loss in your Manhasset business can get tricky, let us help you.

As a store owner, you are all too familiar with maintaining a nearly constant inventory and stock status for your Manhasset shop. This information is valuable after a water loss incident, as things might not get moved to an area that makes taking stock challenging. It also can help with determining your total loss after an emergency when our SERVPRO team first arrives to begin scoping the job to complete.

As a business owner, you regularly reinvest into the items that you sell from your location, which can make a need for water removal in Manhasset stores destructive to your bottom line. Our professionals can work to establish an efficient plan that addresses present standing water and excessive moisture on surfaces and in materials that can threaten the stock of the store. Emergency services often include content management, which can remove at-risk items and inventory from the main store floor to a safe location elsewhere on site or our facility nearby for safekeeping.

We always anticipate a need to transport items and stock from your store to our facility, and that is why we bring all the necessary boxing and packing supplies to move products safely. Items get earmarked in the initial inspection phase for removal and storage to prevent rising waters in the main store area from affecting clothing, trinkets, and jewelry of your fashion-forward establishment.

Moving back these items is as coordinated as their careful removal from the damaged areas of your store. Days before we have scheduled to return removed contents to your store, our SERVPRO technicians stage all of these items to ensure that no last-minute problems exist. We inspect for lingering moisture, staining, or any other concern that could devalue any product.  

Water damages and severe threats like standing water can quickly cripple your small business. Our SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington team can assess the risks to the inventory of your shop and determine the best approach to protect them. Whenever you need help after a water loss incident, let our professionals assist you by calling (516) 767-9600.

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Why SERVPRO is Your First Choice for Water Removal in Manhasset

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Open SERVPRO van.  Water extraction hoses being used to remove water from building Need water removal services? We've got you covered! We have the equipment and expertise to get the job done.

Expediting Water Removal from Affected Manhasset Homes

Water is an excellent utility with unlimited uses around the house, but when it spills, it triggers many problems, so there is a need for fast removal. Although you may have every intention to resolve the situation fast, issues such as lack of equipment and unpreparedness can cause delays. As a professional water damage restorer, SERVPRO helps in many ways to expedite the process.

On-time arrival

Water removal from Manhasset properties requires immediate coordinated effort for a positive outcome. So, any delays in the arrival of personnel or equipment at the loss site can have a negative impact. Our fully kitted SERVPRO crews commit to arriving at your property within 4 hours after learning about the loss because a timely arrival is part of our strategy.

Setting up Maximum Equipment Units

When water spreads out all over a property, performing removal procedures from a single point at a time can delay the process. Our SERVPRO crews have access to a wide variety of water extraction and drying equipment, which we capitalize on by setting them up units in different parts of the property. For example, we have enough air moving units to set one up in every room affected by the water loss. We also use more than one dehumidifier to quicken and balance the drying process.

Using Techniques that Speed the Process

Various items in the house can absorb and hold the water the spills. Alternatively, the water finds a way into concealed areas such as subfloors, wall cavities, cabinets, and other hard to reach areas. Such outcomes can prolong the process, especially when we need to teardown or move contents in the process. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized techniques that quicken the process. For example, in carpeted areas, we can do in-place drying and use weighted water extraction equipment. For the water in concealed areas, we can use cavity-drying equipment. Such procedures eliminate the need to tear down and rebuild wet areas.

Fast water removal has many benefits, apart from restoring the property faster. Call SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington at (516) 767-9600 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Storms Can Bring Unwanted Water to Manhasset Properties--Swift Removal by SERVPRO Mitigates the Damages

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

man and woman on couch pants up to their knees feet in living room water discussing flood damage SERVPRO communicates directly with your insurance agent to keep restoration costs as low as possible before work begins.

Preparing for Flood Recovery in Your Manhasset Home 

Because so many decisions can shape the speed and efficiency of professional flood restoration efforts in Manhasset homes, we rarely begin full-scale mitigation without a thorough assessment of a property and its damages. We always provide our customers with a detailed plan of attack. Our project manager and crew chief work alongside customers and possibly insurance providers to determine how extensive and severe water loss has become.

Part of the scoping process takes shape around the presence of moisture and standing water. To address flood damage in Manhasset homes, there are necessary steps our SERVPRO technicians must take. We notate the concentration and positioning of floodwater beyond the surface damage. Our estimator utilizes detection tools like probing moisture meters, infrared thermography, and other advanced technologies. Each potential problem gets documented of what to address when proper mitigation and restoration work starts.

Exclusive software allows SERVPRO to organize better information we collect about the floodwater during the initial inspection and assessment. Environmental and atmospheric readings get recorded in a pre-job log. These readings set the bar for the success of later drying and moisture removal efforts. Establishing baselines ensures when we reach targeted goals, the structure dries to standard levels. Our documentation also notes areas of the house that were damaged before the flooding occurred. That way, technicians can focus on returning the property to preloss conditions.

One of the most significant preparation measures we take is coordinating efforts with your insurance company. While not all residents have flood insurance, the preliminary cleaning and emergency services provided by our team may be covered under your general policy headings. We communicate directly with your provider to keep restoration costs as low as possible before work officially begins. Though we are not in the insurance industry, we interface with adjusters to help simplify claim forms.

Several steps are in place to offer our customers the most efficient and well-designed flood restoration possible for their individual property. No matter when these losses occur, our SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington team tries to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us anytime at (516) 767-9600.

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