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Our Specialists Can Restore Your Flood Damaged Hicksville Property

1/25/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged property Call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 for 24/7 service.

Damage Containment In Your Flood Damaged Hicksville Home

Flash flooding can be devastating for many homeowners. The damage occurs in minutes, damaging your home, the contents, and sometimes even the structure. Secondary damage from contaminated areas spreading to uncontaminated areas can cause a lot more damage and even health issues if biohazards and chemicals are involved.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup to homes and businesses in Hicksville and surrounding areas. We understand how easy it is to spread contamination through airflow and foot traffic when proper procedures are not followed. We always assess the conditions, prepare a containment plan for our employees as well as the client to follow. We aim to minimize the amount of secondary damage by avoiding the spread of contaminated materials.

Containment Plans
The objective of a containment plan is to prevent the spread of contaminants to other areas of the building. This process also protects our SERVPRO team members as well as our clients. A containment plan may fall into one of three areas: Source Containment, mini-containment, and full-scale containment.

Source Containment
All contaminated materials are wrapped in plastic or sealed in plastic bags and removed from the building for disposal.

For small areas, a containment area is built and wrapped in 6-mil plastic. The area is large enough for a SERVPRO technician to work, clean, wrap, or remove contaminated materials. Every item is bagged and passed out of the enclosure for disposal or moved to a designated clean holding area.

Full-Scale Containment
We set up work areas to contain contaminants from spreading to other areas. We may set up a decontamination area to decontaminate materials, workers, and equipment. An equipment room may also be needed to store items waiting for cleaning, decontamination, and processing. We store clean and uncontaminated items in a clean, uncontaminated room. There may also be rooms set up for cleaning contents and an area to load bagged contaminated materials on trucks for disposal.

While managing containment of contaminated materials may seem complicated, SERVPRO has a great deal of experience handling these flood situations. The protection of our clients and employees is a high priority, while we clean your home after a significant flood.

Call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Syosset, Lake Grove, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Act Fast In Hicksville After A Flood

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

A flood cut in this home removed reunited drywall material after a storm Seen in this photo is the method of using "flood cuts" to remove ruined drywall material after a storm soaked this home.

Flood Damage Hicksville –Protecting Your Family and Employees

Floodwaters pick up bacteria, viruses, and a variety of contaminants, including chemicals, as the floodwaters rage through your neighborhood and your home or commercial building. These organisms are health threats to your family and anyone exposed to these contaminants. Young people, older adults, folks with respiratory issues, immune deficiencies, and those who are sensitive to chemicals are at risk. It is essential to take precautions when dealing with contaminated buildings.

SERVPRO are experts in dealing with flood damage in Hicksville. Our team members have been trained to keep everyone safe, to practice safe procedures, and to remove all of the debris and contaminants from your home. We take this challenge seriously. We use the latest equipment as needed, including respirators, chemical resistant gloves, rubber boots, splash goggles, and full-body suits.

Floods and Sewer Back Flows

Neighborhoods that are prone to flooding often experience sewer backflows. While the flood damage may not touch your home, the pressure on the sewer system sometimes causes backflows into homes through drains in the basement or even from toilets. Sewage can contain highly infectious waste material.

Sewage may contain blood, body fluids, and tissue in addition to diseases such as cholera, tetanus, typhoid, polio, hepatitis, and other potential maladies that could affect your family and employees. There may also be sewer gas or methane gas, which can be difficult to breathe for many people. Many consumers begin cleanup of their homes after a sewer backup on their own. Please leave it to the experts. They are trained and have the equipment to remove and dispose of all materials that are contaminated.

Safety and the health of our clients is SERVPRO's primary concern in addition to restoring your home or commercial building to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Woodbury, Lake Grove, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Quality Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Hicksville Maintains the Reputation of a Self-storage

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

A large group of SERVPRO employees standing in front of several SERVPRO vehicles. SERVPRO knows first hand what your Hicksville reputation means. We are ready for your call, let us be there to help.

Let SERVPRO help keep your Hicksville business reputation at the highest, after a water damage.

When dealing with a self-storage facility, most people expect a hassle-free experience and a guarantee that whatever is stored does not end up damaged. One facility in Hicksville almost paid the ultimate price of losing customer valuables to the adverse conditions in a water loss like excessive humidity.

It was easier to manage the water damage in the Hicksville self-storage facility since the spilled water mostly affected the open sections, such as the hallways rather than individual storage units. The janitorial crews at the facility had also managed to contain the source of the leak. Our SERVPRO technicians, therefore, focused on removal procedures such as wet vacuuming the standing water and drying surfaces.

Although there was no water intrusion into storage units, the readings we took with thermo-hygrometers showed high levels of humidity in the air. The problem with elevated humidity levels is the likelihood of starting mold growth on materials stored in the units. Alternatively, changes in temperature levels could lead to condensation transferring water damage inside the storage units. Various actions from our SERVPRO technicians, including setting up dehumidifier units immediately after arriving, were crucial in humidity control.

Apart from the humidity, water intrusion into the subfloors of the facility posed another risk. Sometimes, water finds a way through tile groves to reach the subfloor, so we had to perform checks with thermal cameras and other moisture detection tools to establish whether such intrusion had occurred. Fortunately, no such intrusion had occurred.

The vast size of the facility might have complicated drying as we finalized the restoration. However, the trailered desiccant dehumidifier we brought to the site and the direct expansion units, which pre-heated the air entering the dehumidifier, handled the challenge, removing all excess moisture left by the incident, "Like it never even happened."

Restoration effort that saves valuables is crucial, especially for commercial establishments whose reputation is at stake. Call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 to help. We are available 24/7.

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Groundwater Carries BioHazardous Elements--Let SERVPRO Remove Stormy Water from Your Syosset Property

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO box truck at a job site Storms Can Bring Biohazardous Elements into Your Syosset Home--Be Cautious and Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Sanitizing

Flood Damage Syosset – Managing Infectious Waste

Many consumers assume that cleaning up after a small flood is entirely safe and can be completed by family and friends who volunteer to help out. Unfortunately, floodwaters in Syosset can absorb many different infectious waste materials dangerous to their health, including but not limited to cholera, tetanus, typhoid, polio, and hepatitis. These diseases are possible anytime floodwaters pass over open ground or mix with sewer backups.

SERVPRO has the experience and equipment to deal with flood damage situations in Syosset and surrounding areas. We adhere to industry guidelines when dealing with potentially infectious diseases and biohazard situations. Our technicians are equipped with personal protective equipment PPE to protect themselves from potential danger.

Protect Your Family and Employees

Floodwaters can be contaminated. Avoid exposing your family members, friends, or employees to these potentially dangerous hazards. Also, silt and debris deposited inside the building present potential slip and fall conditions along with degrading structure and content materials.

Anyone entering the area with exposed skin, especially those with existing open cuts or abrasions carry a higher risk of infection. Also, a slip or fall can cause cuts or abrasions on the skin, exposing the individual to infection.

Containment Procedures

Hazardous material can be spread if procedures are not followed to manage moving equipment, materials, and waste in and out of the building. We remove contaminated water and trash bags containing waste following city and industry guidelines from the EPA and OSHA.

These guidelines are part of the standard process SERVPRO technicians follow to protect the occupants and themselves when dealing with potential bio-hazard conditions. Containment areas may be required to prevent spreading contaminants to other areas of the building. SERVPRO removes all contaminated materials and disinfects the premises.

Avoid placing your family, friends, or employees at risk. SERVPRO can clean up flood damage safely and securely, meeting all local and industry guidelines associated with biohazard cleanup.

Call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Woodbury, Lake Glove, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Give Us A Call Day Or Night In Hicksville When You Are Facing Water Damage

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Shelves of our drying equipment in our warehouse We have the staff and equipment to remediate your water damage 24/7. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Drying Lingering Water Damages When Your Hicksville Café Closes

Not every damage situation is one that requires an immediate vacating of your Hicksville café until the effects get cleaned and dried. Water loss incidents, which can often originate in the bathroom fixtures of your business, are an excellent example of this. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with some initial containment practices and mitigation efforts, but the bulk of this work can happen after hours to reduce the strain on your business.

When you recognize a leak or breach in a plumbing fixture in one of the bathrooms, you must act quickly to secure professional assistance for this water damage to your Hicksville café. Our team can assess the situation and establish preventative measures to keep the situation from getting worse while you work through the remainder of the standard operating hours. We shut off the water supply to these fixtures and can seal off the area so that foot traffic is not a concern.

Because we get so quickly informed of this loss situation, we can often dry and clean these areas over the single after-hours time slot before you reopen in the morning. Because it can take a full 24 hours for drywall to begin changing its composition from water exposure, these wall surfaces can often get dried and restored rather than requiring removal and replacement. We can place axial air movers in the drying zones to help with the evaporation process while any extraction work continues.

To ensure that no contamination or microbial threat could exist or result, we can focus on cleaning surfaces throughout this formerly water-damaged bathroom. Our SERVPRO team has a large assortment of potent cleaning products, disinfectants, and antimicrobial solutions to accomplish this task. Because we anticipate the area getting used in the immediate future, we can focus on the use of botanical cleansers and sporicides to leave a pleasant odor in the room rather than the typical pungent odor of cleaning agents.

It is our mission to work around your schedule to provide our services when it benefits you the most. Water loss incidents can be a threat to your building, but our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview team can help. Give us a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Syosset

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

A garage devastated by a fire We discard non-salvageable material eliminating some odor-causing sources and we board up to secure the property from the elements.

My House Smells Like Fire

As winter descends upon us, we start lighting fires, using space heaters, and generally warming things up.   With the drop in temperatures, we also see an increase in fire incidents in the Syosset and the greater Long Island area, many of which are preventable.  Just a pinch of caution can help prevent disaster, but sometimes it is inevitable. Whether flames engulf a large portion of your home, or you quell it quickly, a reliable restoration company is your best resource to wipe away any traces of soot and smoke and return your house to mint condition.  However, many homeowners do not know whom to call in case of an emergency.

If you are a homeowner in Syosset looking for a reputable fire damage restoration team, SERVPRO is your answer.  Our technicians hold certifications by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and habitually handle jobs of varying sizes.  As simple as fire damage cleanup can appear, it is not easy and can pose a risk to your health and the structural integrity of your home. By calling our Green Fleet, you save time in anticipating any future issues as well as addressing your current needs.

When you see our SERVPRO crew in action, you appreciate the extent of our expertise.  For example, removing the odors left behind by the fire can be an exercise in futility if you do not apply specialized techniques with the proper tools.  A professional technician knows that containment of the odor is the first crucial step in eliminating it from your home. We achieve this goal by preventing odor molecules from moving and vaporizing into the air and moving freely throughout your home. Chemical deodorizers are usually the first line of defense, and we apply them while keeping in mind any potential damage to the surfaces we spray.  As the deodorization process continues, we control the vapor in your home and ultimately strive to scrub your air free of odor molecules, making the fire a thing of the past.

Warm-up this winter knowing that SERVPRO of Hicksville/Plainview has your back.  A call to (516) 733-1800 connects you to your team of experts to help you restore your home as soon as possible. Together, we can leave your house, “Like it never even happened.” 

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Our Water Loss Experts Can Save Your Department Store In Hicksville

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Department store after damage Give our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview team a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

Restoring Water Loss in a Hicksville Department Store

It has been said that you cannot plan for accidents, but that does not mean that you cannot have a plan in place to know what to do when disasters strike your Hicksville department store. Even without putting the stock and inventory at risk, a water loss incident coming from the employee restroom can become a situation that must get quickly contained. Aging fixtures can break or get mishandled, causing a scenario where substantial water loss occurs until the maintenance team can shut down the supply valve to the bathroom.

Though you do not have the bulk of available merchandise in this back area where employees take breaks and convene, water removal in your Hicksville department store must begin immediately to reduce costly and irreparable damages. Our professionals have a fast response to these emergencies, which can work to allow your employees to get back to using this private bathroom and break area as promptly as possible.

One of the advantages of the traditional building materials of the warehouse portion of your department store is that the floors are typically finished concrete. As this material has a severely low porosity, clearing up even standing water on this surface should not be challenging with the appropriate extraction tools like wet-vacs.

Directly exposed materials like the furniture in the breakroom, the vanity in the employee restroom, drywall, and wood trim all can become too saturated to save. Depending on the length of time submerged in water or directly exposed, drying out specific elements can become impossible once warping and distortion have started. We have a crew of licensed general contractors that can work alongside our water restoration professionals to repair the plumbing but also oversee and perform controlled demolition of overly damaged structural elements.

It is our business to keep you in business. Though this loss incident might only affect your employee area in the back of the store, it is essential to address quickly and thoroughly. Give our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview team a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

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You Can Count On Our Experts To Restore Your Syosset Home After A Fire

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

A room in a house that suffered a fire with soot and debris covering all areas One step at a time we keep our customers informed to lighten the stressful burden they already bear after a fire disaster.

Fire Damage in Syosset? We Understand Your Emotions and We are Here to Help

Customers often share their thoughts about the fire that engulfed their house or apartment as our SERVPRO technicians begin to move furniture back in and help families unpack boxes. Most everyone remarks about the shock from any level of destruction and that their family is blessed because no one was injured. As they go through the cleanup process, they share their experience of coming to grips with knowing their life can go on, no matter how bad the losses.

In the hamlet of Syosset, we specialize in fire damage and water restoration. SERVPRO has trained professionals work neatly and efficiently to help you begin regaining control of your property almost immediately after the firefighters leave. As you recover emotionally after a residential fire, our advanced training in the cleanup process, experience eliminating smoke and fire damage, and the use of specialized equipment help us restore your property quickly.

We are available to respond to you any time —24/7/365 —including all holidays. When you call, our representative asks you a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that helps us dispatch our technicians to your home with the appropriate equipment and resources to handle:
• Fire & Smoke Restoration
• Odor Control
• Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
• Water Damage Restoration

Within four hours of your call, a trained, uniformed, and equipped SERVPRO professional meets with you at your fire-damaged home. We walk you through the fire damage restoration process and stay in touch with you throughout the project. You can count on us to preserve and protect, stop further damage from occurring, and restore damaged items to their prior condition when possible.

Customers often mention that before they hired us, they could not imagine their home ever looking the same after the fire. We respond that we love what we do because we help you at what can be one of the worst times in your life.

You can count on SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview to be there for you if you ever have fire damage. We take our promise seriously to return your home to its preloss condition and make things, "Like it never even happened." To learn more, contact us at (516) 733-1800.

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Our Experts Have The Training And Equipment In Hicksville To Handle Water Damage

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Our equipment on shelves in our warehouse We provide 24/7 emergency service and could dispatch a well-equipped team of industry certified technicians immediately.

How SERVPRO Saves Carpet from Water Damage in Hicksville Homes

Most homeowners consider their carpeting in the homes a real investment. When water damage occurs, if certain factors are present such as fast action on the cleanup and drying, it may not be a loss. 

When SERVPRO technicians scope water damage to carpet in Hicksville homes, they take several factors into account:

  • The length of time the carpet received exposure to water
  • The period before cleanup actions occurred
  • Type of water in the home: clean, gray or black
  • Presence of chemicals or sewage
  • If cleanup actions happened before the arrival of the technicians

Extraction is Key to Limiting Water Loss

SERVPRO technicians have more potential to salvage both carpet and padding when the loss in the home comes from clean water, and cleanup actions began less than 24-hours after the event. Once 48-hours pass, the water degrades into black water as the presence of harmful bacteria is likely. When this occurs, the carpet and padding require removal and disposal as a biohazard.

Pack Out as Needed

To extract the water damage using their weighted extractor heads, the technicians remove furnishings sitting on and around the carpet. Each item receives an inspection for any necessary restoration needs and gets removed to a secure location for safekeeping until the completion of mitigation. Although the technicians avoid disrupting the home as much as possible during restoration services, in some cases, the carpet may require removal for in-house drying.

Specialized Drying Methods

Drying a carpet in place presents challenges. The carpet may appear dry, but the padding underneath remains damp and soon invites the development of musty odors and sometimes mold. To avoid this outcome, SERVPRO technicians use techniques such as floating the carpet where they lift one side and air movers force warm, dry underneath. Another common way of drying a carpet is where the top of the carpet gets encased in a plastic covering, and air movers blow into it while dehumidifiers port away moisture. 

At the first sign of water damage to carpet, contact SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at 516) 733-1800, and with their specialized training and equipment, they make the water loss "Like it never even happened."

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Smoke Residue Removal Strategies for Fire Damaged Syosset Homes

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke damage on walls and ceiling Smoke residue is hard to remove. Call SERVPRO for fast. effective fire damage restoration.

How to Eliminate Smoke Residues After Fire Damage in Your Syosset Home

A fire of any size can produce much smoke, leaving soot and unpleasant smells that can penetrate carpets, clothing, upholstery, and other materials. After a fire loss, you can hire fire restoration experts from SERVPRO to help you deal with the problem. Our technicians can use different techniques to restore your home to normal, depending on the extent of the damage.

The fire damage in your Syosset home may include soot, smoke, and ash residues even in the rooms that the flames did not ruin. If you let the residues remain in the house for a long time, removing them can be more difficult. Soot can cause discoloration of clothing, draperies, walls, and ceilings the longer it stays without being removed. It can also discolor plastics and appliance finishes. Windows and glass surfaces may etch, and you may have to replace them.

Restoring your home after a fire requires special tools, enough workforce, and proper cleaning techniques. SERVPRO has the resources and skills needed to deal with soot damage. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can assess the extent of smoke damage and inform you what we can do to bring back your home to its original condition.

Our technicians can use several strategies to clean up your home. We can pre-clean the affected areas through vacuuming or dry brushing to eliminate lingering dirt and ash. Our crew can then use general surface cleaners to wet-clean various surfaces such as appliances, painted walls, ceilings, hard surface furniture, countertops, plastics, and paneling. The alkalinity of general surface cleaners is low enough, and these products, therefore, do not ruin semi-gloss interior paint.

We can eliminate smoke residues from the interior and exterior surfaces of your home effectively. The fire may have severely ruined some structures in your home, such that it is impossible to restore them to the preloss state. Our restorers can dispose of the items that the flames have charred or heat has blistered. To eliminate odors, our technicians can use thermal foggers and air scrubbers.

We provide off-site restoration services for severely ruined contents. We offer move-out services, which involve removing affected items from the home and taking them to our facilities for complete smoke damage restoration. We return the items to a home after the restoration process. Regardless of the smoke damage cleanup services you need, we can coordinate with your insurer to minimize stress and provide you with peace of mind.

If you need to remove smoke residues after a fire loss in your Hicksville, Plainview, or Woodbury home, call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 for prompt restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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