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Fast Water Removal Essential to Recovering from Hicksville Plumbing Disasters

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

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It is essential to tackle your Hicksville water damage as soon as possible.

Everyday life in Hicksville can be difficult as it is without the addition of more stress from an unexpected plumbing catastrophe.  Unfortunately, trouble arising from old pipe networks and appliances is not that uncommon.          

Area residents and business owners face such water-related headaches several times a year.  When they do, finding a good water removal service in Hicksville is essential.  Once an internal water disaster strikes, it is a race against time to limit structural damage, save belongings, and limit further damage.  Standing water can quickly undermine the structural integrity of buildings and destroy precious personal property and significant business items.  Water-saturated floors can weaken and give way, increased moisture could soon lead to mold and fungal growth, fungi might cause wooden flooring, walls and furniture to dry rot, and airborne moisture can irreparably harm electronics and important business equipment.  Irreplaceable family photos and documents, as well as crucial business files, can also be affected by the moisture-rich environment. All this is why quickly finding an expert water removal service like SERVPRO is necessary.    

When searching for the right service in Hicksville, find one that is appropriately trained, fully experienced and has a proven track record of quality customer service.  Choose a service like SERVPRO that has certifications in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), and Water Damage Restoration (WRT).  Our technicians have expertly handled the water removal needs of area residential and commercial owners for nearly twenty years.  We have successfully resolved standing water and water damage issues of every magnitude. Professional and friendly SERVPRO staff members are available 24/7 to answer all concerns, and our technicians arrive on-site within four hours of your call.  Our experts make sure you are fully informed of progress throughout the water removal process and are fully satisfied.

Unforeseen difficulties, by their very nature, cannot be avoided.  The best you can do is to realize there is a potential threat and then find the right people to help when the unavoidable happens.  Call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733 – 1800 if you need assistance.

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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Hicksville Property After A Flood

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

One of our green trucks parked outside a property Our trucks are loaded with flood damage restoration equipment and ready to roll 24/7. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Ensuring Structures are Safe after Flood Damage Incidents in Hicksville

Moving water is one of the most powerful forces, which can cause severe physical damages to property. Apart from causing damages through force, floods cause massive water intrusion leaving many items submerged in water, damaging them through wetness and contamination. When your Hicksville property floods, there is a need to confirm that it is safe before reentering.

Checking the foundation

Foundation problems can be one of the severe outcomes of flood damage incidents in Hicksville. However, in many cases, the signs that there is a problem with the foundation may not be obvious. The problems may also take years to materialize, and when they do, it might be too late to take remedial action. Depending on the intensity of a flooding incident, our SERVPRO technicians can help determine whether foundation problems are likely. Extreme flooding that leaves properties submerged for days is likely to result in foundation weakness. We also check for subtle signs such as bulging or dislodged sections, buckling walls, or new cracks near windows or doors.

Removing all traces of contamination

A flood damage incident is classified as a black water loss involving high levels of contamination ranging from chemicals to biological agents. Our SERVPRO technicians help deal with contamination in different ways, including removing all porous materials like carpet, pad, drywall, and insulation, which cannot be cleaned to sanitary levels. We also clean all hard surfaces with disinfectants and professional cleaning agents. Once we finish cleaning, we use specialized equipment such as luminometers to confirm the removal of all traces of contamination

Structural Integrity

Apart from the force of water pushing against the structure, wetness can affect the structural integrity of a building. Wood swells when it absorbs, and in some cases, alterations to physical form such as warping can occur. Wood can also rot from extended moisture exposure. All these aspects affect the structural integrity of a building. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized equipment to monitor moisture levels and also dry any excess moisture. We can use borescopes or thermal cameras to check for wetness in hidden areas. We also have penetrative and non-penetrative moisture meters.

It is crucial to check the safety of property after flooding. Call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Removal In Hicksville

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Removal Experts In Hicksville Describe The Value Of Quality Customer Service

One of the most common unexpected disasters that can occur inside your Hicksville home is a plumbing failure. Once one of your water pipes leak, several gallons of H2O can spill into your dwelling over a short period and cause you to have to conduct water removal. The quicker you can remove the moisture from the interior of your house is less likely mishaps like mold growth can occur.

When conducting water removal inside your Hicksville residence, it is wise to consult a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Sometimes moisture can get where it is not easily noticed and cause damage to your structural components. Our crew has the necessary tools of the trade and access to advanced technology to help us find and mitigate any problems you suffer after a plumbing failure. If you choose us to help you restore your home, we can work closely with you from start to finish.

One aspect that sets our SERVPRO team apart from other companies is our focus on customer service from your initial emergency call to the final walkthrough. We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and once we receive your call, we begin helping you restore your home to the way it was before the leak, “Like it never even happened.”

During the first phone call, we start by getting as much information from you about what had happened. We can ask questions over the phone that will help our SERVPRO technicians better serve you when they arrive at your residence. We can also give you tips on steps you can take to assist with the process before our team comes.

Once we arrive at your home, we let you walk us through your house and show us what happened. After we listen to you and understand better what had happened, we start the initial inspection phase. During this step, we work closely with you, the homeowner, and describe to you what we are testing and why we are using our specialized instruments in the specific regions of your structure. Before we begin any work, we describe to you our estimate and what we think we can do to restore your home.

If you ever need professional assistance after a pipe leak, call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Ultimate Solution for Water Damage in Your Hicksville Home

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

plumbing pipe leak Whether the plumbing leak is in your kitchen or bathroom, team SERVPRO will quickly arrive to start water removal efforts. Call right away.

Water Damage Restoration In Hicksville Requires Monitoring The Drying Progress

If the plumbing system inside your house in Hicksville ever fails, many of your building materials and contents could get wet. Once items inside your house soak up moisture, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can start the restoration process by extracting all of the liquid H2O with a heavy-duty extractor. Then, we can set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your structure.

When our SERVPRO technicians first arrive at your water damage project in Hicksville, we start by taking several measurements of the moisture in your contents and building materials as well as the atmosphere. These initial readings help us set a drying goal, so we know when we can pull out the drying equipment. After the equipment gets set up, and before it gets removed, we monitor the progress of the drying process. Monitoring a project always requires the following six steps.

  1. Observe

We start by observing the conditions in the house and figuring out the temperature and humidity levels.

  1. Inspect

We then further inspect your affected building materials and contents by testing their moisture content.

  1. Document

Next, we document all of our observations in your project's drying log so that we can keep track of all of the reading during the whole time equipment is set up to help us monitor the progress.

  1. Consider

After we have all of the readings documented, we then consider the data and see if everything is working the way it should. We can compare data to unaffected areas to rule out any natural changes in the environment that could make it look like the drying procedures were not working.

  1. Apply

Next, we apply our knowledge of how moisture dries and evaporates to make sure that we are still conducting the most effective drying procedures possible.

  1. Adjust

After we apply our knowledge to the data and figure out if there is something that we can do to speed up the drying process, we then adjust the equipment as necessary.

If you ever have a plumbing failure occur inside your house, call SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview at (516) 733-1800 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Why Call SERVPRO to Come to Your Hicksville Home After Water Damage?

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet folded back to dry We have the experience your home needs after a water incident takes place. Give us a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

How Our SERVPRO Team Handles Water Disasters in Hicksville Homes

The last thing you want is added stress that water damage can put on your family. It is important to you that your household is a safe, clean environment that you can enjoy with your loved ones. Because of this, you should never take water infiltration lightly. Calling in our skilled technicians at SERVPRO gets you the results you need so that you can enjoy your daily activities.

Water damage in Hicksville can harm your flooring, carpets, and the subfloor that lies beneath. Rapid response is critical, so you need professionals on your side with tried and true methods for water removal and restoration.

SERVPRO provides a wide range of services to address water cleanup within your home. We have trained water damage restoration technicians (WRT) who have been certified by standards set forth with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We can get in quickly to assess the level of water damage and get to work to dry out your carpeting and the subfloor below. 

During a water loss incident, your carpets can lose adhesive strength once moisture penetrates the vapor barrier — the longer that you wait, the worse that the damage gets. Any long-term water contact facilitates permanent delamination of the fibers from the backing. The pad, if present, may or may not be salvageable. Often, it is more economical to remove the padding and replace it once the subfloor and carpet have been dried. SERVPRO technicians use the “float a carpet” method to dry it in place, without full removal. This entails freeing the edges from the tack strips and placing air movers, gently forcing warm air to increase the evaporation rate. The carpet appears to “float.”

Why Call SERVPRO?

We send in a crew to start the drying process by putting measures in place to remove all of the standing water from your floor. We bring in pumps and wet vacuums, then start setting up dehumidifiers and air movers to create the optimum environment for faster drying. 

Before wrapping up the restoration project, we use moisture sensor technology to locate any hidden moisture that could be lurking in your subfloors. The result is clean and dry flooring that is safe for you and your family to enjoy once again. 

Never let water damage in your home turn into a stressful and potentially hazardous situation. SERVPRO of Hicksville/Plainview is here to help! Give us a call at (516) 733-1800, and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

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We Arrive As Quick As Possible To Begin Your Hicksville Water Damage Restoration

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Shelves of our green equipment in a warehouse We are available 24/7to offer you emergency service and dispatch a well-equipped team of industry certified technicians to your home as quick we can.

Removing Refrigerator Water Damage from a Hicksville Kitchen

While New York homeowners know to be prepared for water damage, one appliance they may overlook as the culprit is the refrigerator. Whether a cracked gasket, faulty hoses, or an old ice maker allows for leakage, water damage can occur for quite a while before homeowners are aware of the issue. Consumer-grade cleaning products cannot fully address long-term damages that may have occurred to floors, walls, or nearby fixtures.

If your Hicksville home needs reliable water damage mitigation from experienced technicians, the IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to assist you. This team strives to restore your home quickly so you can enjoy a damage-free kitchen once more. No matter how big or the disaster may be, technicians can respond within hours of your call, even during evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

SERVPRO's Availability

SERVPRO operates 24/7 because disasters do not wait to occur during regular business hours. Whether you are in the US or Canada, there are over 1,700 locally owned and operated franchises waiting to serve you with professional mitigation services. Your local SERVPRO works with a variety of local organizations, including the following: 

  • The Hicksville, Plainview/Old Bethpage, and Syosset Chambers of Commerce
  • The Long Island Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC-LI)
  • The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
  • And many more

SERVPRO knows that serving the community does not stop at cleaning homes, and is a multi-pronged effort that requires cooperation, compassion, and dedication to excellent service.

SERVPRO Saves the Day

When SERVPRO technicians reach your home, the extraction process can begin almost immediately after evaluating the situation with the help of advanced moisture measurement technologies. If your flooring has been affected by a kitchen water leak, technicians can quickly remove delaminated or damaged tiles with the consent of homeowners and insurance adjusters. 

If the water has saturated your subfloor, technicians can position air movers and dehumidifiers so that the structure can be dried from underneath and prevent further warping or cupping. If your home requires further repairs after a disaster, SERVPRO works with licensed contractors to perform structural fixes quickly. 

SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview serves the community by being Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call (516) 733-1800 today for disaster cleanup service that you can count on every time.

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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.

Mini-Containment
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.