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Floodwater can Cause Permanent Damage to your Great Neck Home

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO Immediately for Emergency Services Following Storm Damage to your Home in Great Neck

People typically look forward to the spring and summer months when flowers bloom, and we can enjoy outdoor activities. Sometimes, however, storms and showers threaten to ruin our leisure time by partially flooding our homes in Great Neck and leaving a trail of debris in their wake. 

For flood restoration and water damage remediation, SERVPRO is your best resource.

Flood damage in Great Neck does not have to be overwhelming when you call upon our team of experts. SERVPRO focuses on continuously educating our staff, bringing the latest in water removal services to you. When floodwaters are the issue, we take as many precautions as we would for sewage cleanup jobs. Personal protective equipment and physical barriers established throughout your home help us avoid cross-contamination and the corresponding water damage escalation. Some of the hazards we assess upon arriving at your home include-

  • Structural hazards result from prolonged exposure to water which may weaken the integrity of your home. Particleboard and drywall are susceptible to water, but so are other structural elements, including the home’s foundation.
  • Hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead-based paint can be present in some dwellings. At SERVPRO, we coordinate with any necessary parties to mitigate the hazard and abide by environmental guidelines and regulations.
  • Chemical hazards can also be present thanks to floodwater itself or the water restoration process's cleaning solutions.

SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington is here to help with emergency services when there is water damage. Call us at (516) 767-9600 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Smoke Remediation in a Great Neck Home Requires Specialized Equipment

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO has the Latest in Techniques and Equipment to Restore Homes in Great Neck

You may feel smoke damage in your home even when the fire does not occur within your walls. If you live in a multi-family unit or apartment building, smoke may travel through the ventilation system and invade your space with its offending smell. If the flames burn in your property, your need for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup may be more significant.

SERVPRO specializes in fire damage restoration in Great Neck. When fire-damaged homes need cleanup, many property owners fail to recognize that each surface requires a plan tailored to its characteristics. The EPA-approved solutions we use can be abrasive to some materials, and our certified team of experts operates accordingly. Agitation helps us dislodge residue and facilitate its removal. Some examples of agitation techniques include-

  • Dry cleaning sponges- the friction and porosity of the sponge attracts loose soil on a surface. Although not recommended for greasy residue, it is ideal for the remains of dry smoke.
  • Compressed air- the air pressure helps us blast air and dislodge particles from crevices and edges. Our SERVPRO team regulates the strength of the compressed air to protect the surfaces and items being cleaned.
  • Abrasive powders- as the name implies, these are abrasive and need to be used carefully. This type of solution is applied and removed as suggested by industry best practices and only on surfaces that can withstand their strength.

When you contact the professional team of SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington at (516) 767-9600, you gain access to specialized products and equipment. Our team is ready to manage your fire restoration needs with complete restoration and loss mitigation as our goal.

Basement Flooding of Manhasset Homes can be Dangerous when Left Unattended

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Entrust the Water Damage Restoration of your Manhasset Home to SERVPRO

Burst pipes and ceiling leaks can cause severe water damage in a Manhasset home, and it is not uncommon for homeowners to be unaware of the issue until it escalates. When water damage repairs are needed, relying on family and friends for help is not enough. Instead, call a professionally certified crew of experts to assess the situation and help establish a course of action and mitigate the damage.

In Manhasset, where water damage can happen due to weather factors and some homes' age, SERVPRO is ready to help. Close to Manhattan, many of the families who live in town take advantage of public transportation to commute to their jobs in the city. However, they get to enjoy the numerous green spaces available for leisure once they return home. Munsey Park, Shelter Rock, and North Hills all invite residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors.

Not surprisingly, homeowners in Manhasset would rather spend their time in one of the town’s notable shopping areas instead of navigating the intricacies of water damage restoration. 

Restoration can be achieved by calling SERVPRO and letting us take charge. Our staff is ready around the clock to meet your water clean-up needs by applying the latest best practices in our industry. When our fleet arrives, you can see for yourself that our equipment is suited for jobs of all sizes, including the extraction of water in large volumes as well as smaller amounts. Furthermore, the careful documentation we keep can be helpful when communicating with your insurance company.

Addressing Floors with Water Damage

It is not surprising that water settles on flooring materials whenever a pipe bursts or there is a leaking roof. Our first instinct may be to rent a heavy-duty wet-dry vacuum and extract any standing water. As sensible as this seems, extraction is not enough. At SERVPRO, we have specialized equipment such as drying mats, handheld extractor wands, and injecti-dry devices to restore your floors and carpet while maintaining a balanced humidity level. Some of the risks for your floors when there is excess moisture include-

  • Delamination- when water causes the backing of your carpet to separate, that is called delamination. The latex that holds your flooring material's primary and secondary backing deteriorates significantly in water incidents, especially if it is of poor quality. Improper extraction or folding of the carpet can also cause delamination.
  • Compromised Padding- padding may break when wet, making its replacement both necessary and cost-efficient. When our SERVPRO crew looks at the padding, we can make a recommendation based on our expertise. The average homeowner or repair person may not realize the extent of the issue because they lack the proper equipment to gauge the saturation level.
  • Warping- tile floors may appear dry if the grout and joints were installed correctly. However, even a tiny crack in a tile or grouting may allow the subfloor to soak up water and eventually loosen up the tiles and joints. Our staff monitors moisture in the floor continuously to assess the drying process's progress and avoid complications.

SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington provides much more than drying solutions. We leverage technology to restore your home, even the areas you did not think had been affected. Call us at (516) 767-9600 for a comprehensive assessment of your needs.

Floodwater Can Cause Permanent Damage to Your Great Neck Home

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO Immediately for Emergency Services Following Storm Damage to your Home in Great Neck

People typically look forward to the spring and summer months when flowers bloom, and we can enjoy outdoor activities. Sometimes, however, storms and showers threaten to ruin our leisure time by partially flooding our homes in Great Neck and leaving a trail of debris in their wake. 

For flood restoration and water damage remediation, SERVPRO is your best resource.

Flood damage in Great Neck does not have to be overwhelming when you call upon our team of experts. SERVPRO focuses on continuously educating our staff, bringing the latest in water removal services to you. When floodwaters are the issue, we take as many precautions as we would for sewage cleanup jobs. Personal protective equipment and physical barriers established throughout your home help us avoid cross-contamination and the corresponding water damage escalation. Some of the hazards we assess upon arriving at your home include-

  • Structural hazards result from prolonged exposure to water which may weaken the integrity of your home. Particleboard and drywall are susceptible to water, but so are other structural elements, including the home’s foundation.
  • Hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead-based paint can be present in some dwellings. At SERVPRO, we coordinate with any necessary parties to mitigate the hazard and abide by environmental guidelines and regulations.
  • Chemical hazards can also be present thanks to floodwater itself or the water restoration process's cleaning solutions.

SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington is here to help with emergency services when there is water damage. Call us at (516) 767-9600 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

What Steps Are Vital For Safe Mold Remediation?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Mold removal in your home is very discouraging. Let The team of professionals at SERVPRO take care of the job for you.

SERVPRO Helps Execute Mold Removal from Manhasset Properties Safely 

Although microbial development spikes when there is excess moisture in a structure, it takes more than drying the building to eliminate mold. Some of the steps necessary for the removal can present various risks, including spreading residues all over the property or exposing the house occupants.

The desire for safe mold remediation in Manhasset is attainable if the team handling the process takes precautions like: 

  • Proper disposal of wastes removed from the structure
  • Use of appropriate cleaning products
  • Setting up containment barriers and using negative air pressure

Mold remediation involves removing various materials such as heavily infested porous materials since cleaning cannot address the problem entirely. When our SERVPRO technicians remove such materials, we use heavy-duty plastic bags to hold them before we can dispose of them properly. 

Removing moldy residues from non-porous surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic requires damp wiping. Using the right cleaning agent eases the work involved. Our SERVPRO technicians use antimicrobial ingredients products to help kill spores, thus ensuring long-term results after the remediation. 

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington has completed mold remediation successfully for several years. Call us at (516) 767-9600 for assistance if your home is affected.

What Determines The Time It Takes To Complete Water Removal?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Makes Various Calculations to Estimate Timelines When Renovating Great Neck Properties

Before embarking on water removal from your property, you might want to know how long the processes involved are likely to take for reasons such as arranging alternative accommodation. Professional restorers can provide accurate estimates.

The time taken to complete water removal from Great Neck properties depends on the amount of water involved, the types of materials affected, and the resources used to manage the removal. Professionals derive an estimate by making calculations based on these aspects. Our SERVPRO technicians:

  • Estimate the amount of moisture by checking room dimensions
  • Calculate the setup of air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Consider the drying system

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians also help set the right drying goals because effective removal must be completed in good time to avoid secondary problems. For instance, if materials remain wet for over 48 hours, mold can develop, complicating the renovation.  We can overcome such problems by using unique drying techniques, thus quickening drying. For instance, positioning air movers at a 45-degree angle against walls ensures that air bounces off the walls, thus moving moisture away faster.

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington optimizes water removal for faster results.  Call us at (516) 767-9600 for assistance.

How effective is Fire Damage Restoration in Saving Property?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Manage All aspects of Smoke and Fire Restoration in Great Neck to Ensure a Positive Outcome

Nine villages and a couple of unincorporated communities combine to make up Great Neck city in Long Island, New York. The area has undergone various changes over the years since it was founded as an agricultural community mainly consisting of orchards and farmlands. In the early days, commercial activities were centered around one section - Middle Neck Road, which runs from Great Neck Plaza to Kings Point. Long-time residents still call this area 'the village.' 

The Shift To Real Estate

The major shift from agriculture to real estate occurred starting from the 1800s, fuelled by the construction of the Long Island Railroad and the telephone development, which made it easy for New Yorkers to shift from the city without losing the connection. Several wealthy and famous people such as J.P Morgan, George Dodge, and Walter Chrysler acquired properties in the area, making it attractive to other people too. The addition of more railway lines such as the Flushing Northside Railroad and the widening and paving of Queens Boulevard brought in a flood of investors.

The Originals of the Mixed Real Estate Profile

Most areas have different types of real estate developments, mostly because of the owners' differing preferences. However, in Great Neck, the differences can be traced back to how the area developed. Housing in the area can be loosely classified into three categories:

  • High-end real estate
  • Single-family homes
  • Condos and Co-op housing

At the onset of the construction boom, wealthy investors flocked into the area to set up high-end properties such as English-style homes with ornate windows, wide fireplaces, and elaborate gardens. However, for these wealthy builders to maintain their homes, they needed help, so immigrants and local laborers were brought in, which led to the construction of simple, one or two-story homes. 

The Great Depression had an impact on the real estate development trends in Great Neck. For instance, the hardship stalled many significant developments, including the Great Neck Plaza, incorporated in 1930. The Federal Housing Association intervened to give a boost to the area by providing loans for low-cost apartments, which led to the introduction of condos such as the Wyngate residential complex that was launched in 1936. 

Many of the older buildings in the area are considered historical landmarks, although many are torn down from time to time to pave the way for new constructions. Great Neck Village tries to preserve these buildings by offering owners tax breaks.

How SERVPRO Helps Preserve Homes Affected by Fire Damage in Great Neck

Fire incidents pose a significant threat to all types of homes in the area. However, tearing down every structure affected by fires is not always feasible. Opting to clean up and restore the structure is the better response. 

In case you are afraid the restoration might be costlier than you expect, you can involve a professional restorer to help with estimates and manage the restoration process. SERVPRO takes various steps to ensure the right outcome, including:

  • Testing to locate all smoke residues
  • Inspecting materials and estimating the restoration costs
  • Handling subcontractors
  • Working with insurance adjusters

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington has extensive experience handling fire damage incidents in homes, thus equipping us with the skills to manage renovation processes conveniently. Call us at (516) 767-9600.

What Steps Are Vital For Safe Mold Remediation?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Mold removal in your home is very discouraging. Let The team of professionals at SERVPRO take care of the job for you.

SERVPRO Helps Execute Mold Removal from Manhasset Properties Safely 

Although microbial development spikes when there is excess moisture in a structure, it takes more than drying the building to eliminate mold. Some of the steps necessary for the removal can present various risks, including spreading residues all over the property or exposing the house occupants.

The desire for safe mold remediation in Manhasset is attainable if the team handling the process takes precautions like: 

  • Proper disposal of wastes removed from the structure
  • Use of appropriate cleaning products
  • Setting up containment barriers and using negative air pressure

Mold remediation involves removing various materials such as heavily infested porous materials since cleaning cannot address the problem entirely. When our SERVPRO technicians remove such materials, we use heavy-duty plastic bags to hold them before we can dispose of them properly. 

Removing moldy residues from non-porous surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic requires damp wiping. Using the right cleaning agent eases the work involved. Our SERVPRO technicians use antimicrobial ingredients products to help kill spores, thus ensuring long-term results after the remediation. 

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington has completed mold remediation successfully for several years. Call us at (516) 767-9600 for assistance if your home is affected.

Managing the Risks of Flood Damage in Great Neck

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Inside a home We understand how seriously flood water can impact your property.. No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

SERVPRO Helps Great Neck Property Owners Manage Direct and Secondary Risks

Flooding after storm incidents is associated with various risks, including immediate damage to the structure or contents and heavy contamination. However, the passage of time can create secondary issues, compounding the risk to occupants or the people doing the restoration. 

Proper management of a flood damage site in Great Neck helps mitigate various risks if done correctly. Appropriate moisture management is one of the primary ways to minimize secondary risks from flooding. For instance, it is easier to curtail mold growth through moisture management. Drying wet floor surfaces also helps minimize the chances of slip and fall accidents.

SERVPRO takes different steps to manage flooding loss sites, including

  • Creating physical barriers by boarding up openings
  • Setting up warning signs indicating hazards such as slippery floors
  • Spraying EPA registered disinfectants directly into the water pooling in the house

By limiting access to affected areas and using chemical agents such as phenols and quaternaries to destroy up to 99% of microorganisms, we can maintain safety at the loss site. 

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington has qualified technicians who can help you address any issues that arise after flood damage. Call us at (516) 767-9600 to help.

Do Building Materials Influence the Outcome of Water Mitigation?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO's Superior Understanding of Materials Helps When Restoring Roslyn Properties

When moisture accumulates in unwanted areas of your home, there is a need to take steps to remedy the situation. The outcome mainly depends on the kind of remedial measures taken and the timing of such actions. However, the type of materials that make up the structure might also be impacted.

Diverse characteristics of building materials can influence the water mitigation processes Roslyn properties require or the outcome when standard remedial procedures are applied. For instance, if a building has a significant percentage of porous materials, moisture is likely to spread further. The good thing is that such materials release moisture fast, so drying processes are likely to bear fruit faster. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate your property to establish:

  • The permeance factor in most materials
  • Whether there are hygroscopic materials
  • The equilibrium moisture content of wooden materials in the structure

The information helps determine the level of drying necessary to achieve standard dryness. For wood materials, the moisture content should be around 7.7% to 11% if the relative humidity inside the house is about 40% to 60%. In the case of hygroscopic materials that absorb moisture from the air, our SERVPRO technicians strive for balanced evaporation and dehumidification during drying.

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington handles water mitigation conveniently. Call us at (516) 767-9600.