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What to Know About Our Commercial Services | SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington

2/17/2024 (Permalink)

Old broken empty abandoned industrial building interior Is your business in need of a good deep clean? Or maybe restoration after disaster strikes? Call SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington now!

Small business owners have so much on their plates! When you own your business, most days can feel like walking on a tightrope. Between keeping your customers happy, your employees productive and the doors open, there can be little time to think about anything else. 

We prepare for disasters at home, but it is important to prepare our businesses as well. Not only should we be prepared for disasters, but we need to keep our businesses safe and presentable in order to offer customers the best experience possible. 

With a company like SERVPRO® in your backyard, you have a partner in business. We can cover everything you need to both stay presentable for your customers and recover fast after any size disaster. 

Commercial Cleaning

Deep-cleaning when you own a business is important for setting and maintaining a professional atmosphere. Carpets, upholstery and other soft materials can hold odors that over time will permeate throughout your business. High-traffic areas can show signs of aging and overuse quickly. 

The impression your business gives the moment customers walk in has a lot to do with how long they will continue to patronize your establishment. 

Our professionals can quickly and thoroughly clean your soft materials to ensure they are odor-free and continue to stay in top-quality shape long term. We will also clean high-traffic areas so that your business shines from the moment someone walks through your door. 

Along with deep-cleaning different areas around your office, we can also clean your air ducts. Air ducts can hold allergens and dust that could trigger allergies, create musty odors or even present a fire hazard in extreme cases. Our professionals will get your air ducts clean to ensure the air in your facility is always high quality. 

Commercial Restorations

Disasters are always possible, whether they are from Mother Nature or an internal, manmade source. Water, fire or storms can leave your business facing temporary closure and dealing with costly repairs. 

Preparing your business ahead of a disaster can help prevent your losses. The best way to prepare is to make a plan. 

Work with your staff to make a plan that lays out what to do when an emergency situation occurs. This might mean assigning staff members to shut off water in the event of a pipe bursting, or it could be the steps you will take ahead of a storm to secure your belongings. SERVPRO® can help you plan, and we will even help you determine alternate work locations if a disaster ever leaves you without a place to operate. 

Our professionals are also available around the clock to start restorations when you need them. With any disaster, timing matters. The faster we can get to your property, the sooner you can get back to work.

Whatever you need, SERVPRO® is your locally owned and operated business partner. We can keep your business up and running no matter what happens. 

Are you ready to create an emergency plan or to deep-clean your business? Contact us to get the help you need!

How Partnering with SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington Helps You Restore and Rebuild After a Disaster

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

Newly Constructed Kitchen SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington specializes on Construction Services

When disaster strikes, the path to recovery can seem daunting. That's where SERVPRO® of Great Neck & Port Washington comes in, guiding you through the restoration and rebuilding process with expertise and compassion. Our all-encompassing approach ensures that from the moment disaster is assessed to the final touches of reconstruction, every step is handled with precision and care. This introduction sets the stage for understanding how SERVPRO's seamless integration of services not only restores your property but rebuilds your peace of mind.

Restoration and Clean-Up

At SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington, we understand the importance of a thorough and efficient cleanup process following any disaster. Our team is equipped to handle a wide range of cleaning needs, from water and fire damage to mold remediation and even biohazard situations. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure your property is cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized to meet the highest standards. This foundational step is crucial in mitigating further damage and setting the stage for the rebuilding phase, ensuring a smooth transition from restoration to reconstruction. 

The Reconstruction Process

After cleanup, the reconstruction process is integral to our commitment to fully restoring your property post-disaster. This service encompasses everything from minor repairs to comprehensive rebuilding efforts, ensuring your premises are restored, making the damage "Like It Never Even Happened." The professionals at SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington are equipped to handle the reconstruction phase in full, helping alleviate the stress that comes with rebuilding after a disaster.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

When it comes to restoration after a disaster, SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington is your single point of contact when it comes to cleaning and reconstruction. By allowing SERVCPRO to be your advocate for reconstruction, you don't need to worry about managing multiple repair teams. SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington has you covered. On top of a single point of contact, SERVPRO also helps you in navigating the insurance claims process and assists in coordinating the necessary paperwork, giving you a quicker and easier experience.


SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington exemplifies resilience and expertise in the face of disaster, offering a comprehensive range of services from initial cleanup to complete reconstruction. With our approach and focus on quality, efficiency, and customer care, SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington not only restores properties but also peace of mind, making disasters "Like It Never Even Happened." This dedication to excellence and comprehensive support underscores why SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington is the preferred choice for disaster recovery and reconstruction. Contact us today!

What the Polar Vortex Means for Your Pipes

1/15/2024 (Permalink)

Thermostat in Snow Polar Vortexes bring exceedingly cold temperatures

As the winter weather continues, "Polar Vortexes" become far more likely, signaling plummeting temperatures and severe weather conditions. This meteorological term, often associated with bone-chilling cold, can have a profound impact on daily life, particularly for homeowners and business owners. In addition to several drops in temperature to worry about, polar vortexes also heavily affect plumbing systems. As temperatures dive, the risk of pipes freezing and subsequently bursting increases, potentially leading to severely damaging water floods. Understanding the polar vortex, how it affects plumbing piping, and the necessary preventive measures are essential for bracing for the winter months. SERVPRO of Great Neck and Port Washington has crafted some preventive measures you can utilize to ensure your plumbing stays safe during the ongoing polar vortex.

Understanding the Polar Vortex and Its Impact

A polar vortex is essentially a vast expanse of swirling cold air that typically envelopes the polar regions. However, during the winter, the vortex at the North Pole often expands, pushing frigid air toward the equator and affecting much of the Northern Hemisphere. This shift can result in a sudden and steep drop in temperatures, often catching businesses and residences off-guard.

The critical issue with these plummeting temperatures is their effect on water pipes. Water expands when it freezes, and this expansion can exert extraordinary pressure on pipes, regardless of whether they are made of metal or plastic. When the pressure becomes too great, pipes can burst, leading to water damage, the potential for mold growth, and the need for repairs on top of restoration and cleaning services.

Prevention and Protection

To mitigate the risks of a polar vortex freezing your pipes, consider the following preventive steps:

  1. Insulate Pipes: Wrapping exposed pipes in foam insulation, particularly those in unheated areas like basements, attics, and garages, can significantly reduce the risk of freezing.
  2. Maintain Consistent Indoor Temperature: Keeping your home heated consistently, even when you're away, helps keep the internal temperature of pipes above freezing.
  3. Allow Faucets to Drip: Allowing a slight drip in faucets can prevent pressure buildup within pipes, reducing the risk of freezing and bursting.
  4. Drain Water from Pools and Sprinklers: Drain water from the swimming pool and sprinkler supply lines following the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Close Inside Valves Supplying Outdoor Hose Bibs: After removing and draining outdoor hoses, close the inside valves that supply these bibs but leave the outside valve open.
  6. Insulate Vulnerable Spaces: Increase insulation in areas like attics, basements, and crawl spaces to maintain higher temperatures.
  7. Open Cabinet Doors: Allow warmer air to circulate around plumbing by opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.

The polar vortex, while a natural weather phenomenon, poses a significant challenge to plumbing, particularly regarding the risk of frozen and bursting pipes. By understanding this meteorological event and taking proactive, preventative measures, you can safeguard your home against the potentially devastating and costly consequences. Prevention actions are far more effective and less costly than repair. Stay warm, stay informed, and prepare your home for whatever the winter brings. 

Should you incur any water or storm damage during the Polar Vortex, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Great Neck and Port Washington, and we'll make it "Like It Never Even Happened!"

Bracing for Coastal Flooding: Preparation Tips and Early Warning Signs from SERVPRO of Great Neck & Port Washington

1/9/2024 (Permalink)

Water on the floor of a tiled kitchen The Aftermath of Water Inundation

The National Weather Service has recently declared a Coastal Flood Warning for Long Island. Members of Long Island communities could experience road closures, tidal surges, inland flooding, and more. To help our valued communities stay safe and protected during the duration of this Coastal Flood Warning, SERVPRO of Great Neck and Port Washington has compiled a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for coastal flooding, including early warning signs and preparation tips.

Early Warning Signs

  • Monitor Weather Updates: Stay informed about weather conditions through reliable sources. Pay attention to warnings and advisories issued by local authorities.
  • Tidal Predictions: Keep an eye on tidal predictions, especially during high tide cycles. The National Weather Service provides vital information on expected inundation levels, along with local news sources.
  • Wind and Wave Conditions: Large breaking waves of 15 to 20 feet along the oceanfront, along with west-to-southwest gale winds, can contribute to coastal flooding. Regularly check wind and wave forecasts for your area.

Preparation Tips

  1. Evacuation Plan: Develop a clear evacuation plan, including the nearest shelters and evacuation routes. Familiarize yourself with community evacuation procedures, and communicate the plan with your family.
  2. Secure Valuables: Move valuable belongings to higher ground, especially in basements and low-lying areas. Consider using waterproof containers for essential documents, ensuring they remain protected in the event of flooding.
  3. Emergency Kit: Assemble a comprehensive emergency kit with essential supplies. Include non-perishable food, an ample supply of water, medications, a flashlight, extra batteries, and a well-stocked first aid kit.
  4. Property Protection: Take proactive measures to safeguard your property. Install flood barriers or sandbags around your premises, particularly if you reside in vulnerable areas. Elevate electrical appliances and furniture to minimize potential damage.
  5. Vehicle Safety: Be cautious about where you park your vehicles. Avoid low-lying or vulnerable areas near the waterfront, and move your vehicles to higher ground to prevent flood damage.
  6. Communication Plan: Establish a communication plan with family members and neighbors. Ensure everyone is aware of emergency contact information, evacuation plans, and meeting points.
  7. Stay Informed: Stay up-to-date on the latest developments by continuously monitoring weather updates through official channels. Be prepared to adapt your plans based on the evolving situation and any additional advisories.
  8. Clearing Drainage: Ensure that drains and gutters around your property are clear of debris. This helps prevent water buildup and facilitates proper drainage during heavy rainfall, reducing the risk of localized flooding.

SERVPRO of Great Neck and Port Washington's Water and Storm Damage Restoration Expertise

In the aftermath of coastal flooding, SERVPRO of Great Neck and Port Washington stands ready to provide swift and efficient water and storm damage restoration services. Our highly skilled restoration team is equipped to handle the aftermath of flooding, offering comprehensive solutions to mitigate damagesrestore affected areas, and make it "Like It Never Even Happened". SERVPRO of Great Neck and Port Washington brings trusted expertise to Long Island, aiding residents in the restoration process and offering peace of mind during challenging times.


While the Coastal Flood Warning remains active, it is important that Long Island Residents such as yourself stay safe and prepared. Implementing preparation tips such as creating a clear evacuation plan, securing valuables, and maintaining a comprehensive emergency kit demonstrates proactive readiness and helps avoid disaster. Property protection measures, thoughtful parking choices, and clearing drainage contribute to minimizing potential damage. Clear communication with family and neighbors, coupled with continuous monitoring of weather updates, enhances community resilience.

Should you incur any water and storm damage during the Coastal Flood Warning, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Great Neck and Port Washington, and we'll make it "Like It Never Even Happened!"

What Happens When You Need to Rebuild | SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

Hurrican destroyed house in Florida residential area. Natural disaster and its consequences Does your home need to be rebuilt after a natural disaster hit? SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington is here to help. Call us today!

As a homeowner, there are a lot of things you need to be prepared for. It’s likely you know that the more you prepare, the more you can do to prevent extreme losses when a disaster strikes. No matter how much you prepare, though, losing your home—or even part of your home—is something you can never quite prepare for. 

Natural disasters have been on the rise over the years, and not only are they happening more frequently, but they are also becoming stronger. With the increased number and intensity of disasters, the possibility of catastrophic losses is possible anywhere. 

No matter what kind of damage you are left with after a disaster, there is always a way to rebuild. With a total service company like SERVPRO®, just a single call will start complete restoration of your property.

After a Disaster 

When a disaster is predicted for our area, preparing as much as possible can go a long way in protecting your home. Once the disaster is headed your way, the best thing you can do is prioritize safety. 

If evacuations are ordered or even recommended, find a safe place to go and head out as early as you can. Make sure your emergency supplies are up to date whether you are staying or going. Do what you can to manage your stress while the event is occurring. 

When things clear up and you can safely do so, inspect your home for damages. Take photos of as much as you are able, and check on your family and neighbors. 

Once you have ensured everyone’s safety, call us. Every restoration process will begin with a complete assessment as well as taking steps to secure your home from the elements to prevent additional damages. 

Depending on the time of day and the severity of the damage done, it may be as early as the assessment process that it can be determined if you are going to need a rebuild. When the response process happens at night or the depth of damage isn’t immediately obvious, it may be as the restoration progresses before the decision to rebuild or remodel is made. 

When You Need to Rebuild

If it has been determined that your property will require rebuilding or remodeling, it's important to find a way to remain as calm as possible. The process will take time, and you may have to find a place to stay temporarily. 

SERVPRO’s experts are trained in every aspect of restoration, including construction. We also work directly with your insurance company. It is our goal to keep your recovery as simple and easy as possible. We are locally owned and operated, which means we also understand building codes and permit needs. 

Our goal is to make your home what it was, but also what you want it to be. You will walk with us through every step, while we keep up with the contractors and insurance requirements. Our professional team will make sure every need is met so that you can get back to your life as quickly as possible. 

Have you experienced a disaster that left your home in need of construction? Contact us to get everything taken care of. 

Heavy rain created flooding in basements

10/6/2023 (Permalink)

Team Luzzi working around the clock Man next to equipment

Our Crew Chief Bill representing his Breast Cancer Awareness shirt, and showing off our equipment picked up from one house after the flood damage last weekend in a customers basement.#teamluzzi #flooddamage #breastcancerawareness #SERVPRO

TEAM LUZZI Helping Local Church Ministry

9/5/2023 (Permalink)

Male SERVPRO employee loading the car up with donations Loading the car up with all our donations

Our Team worked hard collecting donations for our local church pantry, which was in desperate need. Avery is on his way to deliver the donations to the ministry.
Our community means a lot to us. We are there to always lend a hand.
#teamluzzi #donate #localchurch #community #foodpantry

Flooded storage facility over the weekend

7/11/2023 (Permalink)

Team Luzzi arrived at a water loss over the weekend at a local storage facility. Crews dried up water and set up equipment quickly, making sure facility operations were not impacted.

SERVPRO Summer 2023 Tips & Tricks for Mold

7/6/2023 (Permalink)

If your house is feeling extra sticky this time of year, it can be a breeding ground for harmful microbial growth. Use these tips to help prevent growth in your home.

  1. Manage Indoor Temps-Mold thrives at temperatures of about 77 F, use Ac to keep your house cool. 
  2. Keep Moisture Out-Ensure doors and windows are sealed, especially when it rains. Use bathroom fans and avoid large spills or standing water. 
  3. Dehumidifiers are key-Use a dehumidifier in places that are prone to being humid, like your basement. 
  4. Monitor Humidity Levels-Use a hygrometer to measure the relative humidity to ensure your home's humidity level is below 50%

Stay cool, folks! For questions about mold, give us a call.