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We’re Available 24/7 To Restore Your Home In Hicksville After A Flood

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We’re Available 24/7 To Restore Your Home In Hicksville After A Flood Our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview rapid response team can arrive anytime you need us, 24/7, because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

A Fast Response Can Save Hicksville Owners Money After Flooding

Many Hicksville homeowners decide quickly once flooding begins in their property that they are going to shop around for the best rates or to consider the company with the best online reviews before choosing professional restoration. In these situations, it is easy to get misled by offers that seem too good to be true from unknown companies without the appropriate credentials or insurance for the work that they are telling you they can perform. Even with saying that, there are many reasons to act fast when flooding has occurred in your home.

Flood damage in your Hicksville residence is not going to take a hiatus simply because you want to find the best restoration company. In fact, with every passing hour, once materials become exposed to standing water, they become less and less likely to be able to get preserved and saved. Construction materials like drywall can become ruined entirely within 24-hours. Our SERVPRO professionals have a disaster relief team that can arrive to flood-damaged homes with the full measure of our recovery and restoration equipment to make a difference quickly.

With our advanced extraction tools, we can remove the standing water from the main floors of the property, as well as in wall cavities with little incident. Our SERVPRO team can also set our sights on rapid drying solutions, even utilizing specialized equipment for pulling moisture from hardwood flooring, ceiling materials, and inside of wall cavities.

A fast response to your home amid a flooding situation can help these damaging effects from reaching other areas of your property that they otherwise would not as well. With effective containment and drying solutions, we can protect many areas of your home that have not yet become damaged by spreading floodwater.

There are many reasons that a fast response to flooding is vital to saving our customers time and money, but it is important to exercise caution. Our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview rapid response team can arrive anytime you need us, 24/7, because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Give us a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

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Why Fast Water Extraction is Necessary for Hardwood Floors in Hicksville.

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Fast Water Extraction is Necessary for Hardwood Floors in Hicksville. Water can ruin hardwood flooring quickly.

Time Until Floors in Hicksville Homes Are Too Damaged to Dry?

With any water loss incident that affects a Hicksville home, many materials can become saturated almost immediately upon exposure to water. Flooring is among the most commonly affected, as this is where the highest concentration of pooling and standing water typically exists. The longer that elements like wood flooring become exposed to the standing water, the more saturated and damaged they can become. We strive to provide our customers with an immediate response to these situations to protect these flooring materials, however possible. 

Wood flooring is a common element to Hicksville homes, but also flooring that is particularly susceptible to water damage and saturation concerns when loss incidents take place. Our SERVPRO team has multiple options for addressing these conditions, beginning with our advanced equipment and extensive training in structural drying from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 

As with any water loss situation, arriving at the property as promptly as possible is critical. With the array of extraction tools that our team has at their disposal, we can quickly remove standing water continually affecting wood flooring. Once the excess has gotten removed, our technicians can begin to set up rapid drying solutions like our high-velocity air movers, desiccant dehumidifiers, and our Injecti-Dry system. This system can slowly draw moisture from saturated wood flooring in a controlled manner. 

While it is critical to get professionals like our SERVPRO technicians on site and working towards mitigation and recovery immediately, wood flooring typically takes a few days before saturation becomes so bad that the material warps and distorts. The faster that professionals can address the problem, however, the more likely that these materials do not require removal and reinstallation. 

Fast response to any water loss incident is vital to protecting your home and its contents, but when wood flooring gets involved, the timetable becomes more defined. Our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview restoration specialists have the equipment and the expertise to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

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If Your Hicksville Laundromat Suffers Water Damage Our Crew Is Here To Help!

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Hicksville Laundromat Suffers Water Damage Our Crew Is Here To Help! You can count on our advanced equipment and expertise in this stressful situation, so give us a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

Cleaning Water Damage In Your Hicksville Laundromat

Being the only laundromat available for many blocks can ensure that your Hicksville business receives a high volume of foot traffic throughout the day. Even when appliances break down like one of the washers or dryers, patrons are quick to move to another available machine to continue their progress in cleaning their clothes. When washers malfunction and allow water loss incidents to occur within the laundromat, you need to act quickly to protect both the other machines and the construction materials of your businesses’ building.

Water damage from appliances that malfunction in your laundromat can spread quickly and begin to pool on the flooring fast as well. Addressing these concerns requires the expertise and experience of trained water restoration specialists in Hicksville like our SERVPRO professionals. Our technicians can respond right away to water loss emergencies because our service vehicles and production trailers remain stocked with the necessary equipment and cleaning agents to overcome water damages in your business efficiently and safely.

From the time that our professionals arrive, we often must begin with extraction to get rid of standing water that can pool around other machines and units throughout the room. Moisture and dampness, not to mention several inches of standing water, can compromise and destroy the electronic components of modern washing machines and dryers, so without the proper extraction and immediate drying efforts from our SERVPRO team, this incident can soon develop into a costly loss situation.

Often our air movers and dehumidification equipment can address lingering moisture and dampness, but to be certain that all of it has gotten removed through these efforts, our team can double check progress with thermal imagery and infrared cameras.

We strive to get your doors back open as quickly as we can, and that begins with a thorough extraction and drying process for your business. With a fast response from competent professionals of our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview team, we aim to allow you to reopen to your customers sooner than you might have expected. You can count on our advanced equipment and expertise in this stressful situation, so give us a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

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Our Professional Fire Damage Experts Can Restore Your Hicksville Home

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professional Fire Damage Experts Can Restore Your Hicksville Home Rely on SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview when you need fast, professional fire damage mitigation.

What To Expect From Professional Fire Damage Remediation In Hicksville

After you and your family endure the chaos and fear of a fire in your Hicksville dwelling, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and perhaps a bit hopeless. The emotions are real and the concerns understandable, but lining up a reliable fire mitigation business can ease the stress significantly. Innovative equipment and well-trained and prepared technicians can transform a badly damaged building to “Like it never even happened.”

Our team of experts prepares for effective fire damage restoration in your Hicksville home through training offered through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and on the job experience with our seasoned managers.  We are ready to take on all aspects of your remediation project with skill and compassion.

The first task in a fire damage recovery job is often water and chemical extinguisher residue removal. Firefighting uses large quantities of water, and for safety from slip and fall and electrical shock risks the water must go. Then a SERVPRO IICRC-certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) evaluates the sooty residues coating surfaces, matching characteristics with appropriate cleaning techniques, products, and tools.

Light and ashy debris from wood or paper fires respond well to dry sponging and HEPA-filtered vacuuming. Thicker coatings from fires started from overheated electrical cords, and connections or smoldering burns consuming fabrics need loosening with wetting agents and surfactants in some cleaners. Agitation also helps dislodge the soot. SERVPRO frequently sees protein-based residues as well, deposited after kitchen and grease fires. Difficult to remove and highly odiferous, this type of soot need abrasives and even solvent to dissolve and wipe away.

SERVPRO team members attempt to retain as many original structural materials as possible. If deeply charred and weakened, some structural components and fixtures need demolition and replacement. In less severe instances we can brush and sand down the charred wood and ready it for restoration.

The lingering smell of a fire needs SERVPRO’s professional expertise. Once cleanup completes, we use a range of strategies to eliminate the remaining odors, not just cover them with perfumes. Thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators change the odor-bearing particle’s chemical composition to rid your home permanently of the stench.

Rely on SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview when you need fast, professional fire damage mitigation. Contact us at (516) 733-1800 for a quick assessment and development of a remediation plan.

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Our Water Damage Experts Will Identify And Repair Plumbing Issues In Your Hicksville Home

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Damage Experts Will Identify And Repair Plumbing Issues In Your Hicksville Home Our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview team has the experience and equipment to help.

Identifying And Repairing Plumbing Damage In Your Hicksville Home

Indoor plumbing has been a staple for Hicksville homes for over half a century, and with its presence in every home throughout our region, the likelihood for breaks and leaks is a constant threat. Our professionals must remain vigilantly prepared for the possibility of water loss incidents from plumbing concerns 24/7, so we keep production trailers and service vehicles stocked with recovery and mitigation equipment to get helpful steps started immediately upon our arrival.

We understand the importance of identifying plumbing breaks that allow for water damage in your Hicksville home, and so our rapid response team consists of individuals that can both begin mitigation steps and work to identify what must get done to stop the flow of water through your home. Our SERVPRO professionals have sophisticated equipment to help identify the source of these breaks and leaks, and these tools can pinpoint precise locations to minimize unnecessary tear out and reconstruction of materials like drywall.

While there are multiple devices and attachments that our SERVPRO professionals rely on to recover the effects of water loss incidents in area homes, identifying the presence of this moisture out of sight is critical to ensuring the work gets done thoroughly. We have probing and electromagnetic moisture detection devices that can identify the presence of moisture and saturation in specific tested materials throughout the property. Thermal imagery and infrared tools can also help to note dampness and moisture in cavities beyond materials, which can double check the progress of our drying efforts.

We also rely on tools like leak detection equipment. This is a device that utilizes audio cues against materials to identify leaks and breaks in the plumbing. Once the tool narrows the location of this compromise, our professionals can remove a small portion of the drywall to access this portion of plumbing and repair the damage.

Water loss incidents can quickly spread to affect many areas of your home, especially with breaches in the plumbing network. Our SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview team has the experience and equipment to help. Give us a call anytime at (516) 733-1800.

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Our Team Is Prepared To Handle Quick Removal Of Flood Damage In Hicksville

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Team Is Prepared To Handle Quick Removal Of Flood Damage In Hicksville When you are faced with storm damage do no hesitate to call our experts. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Extreme Weather Increases the Risk of Contaminated Water Flood Damage in Hicksville

Heavy precipitation and high winds expose residential properties in Hicksville to destructive water loss. Some of the risks come from overland “flash floods,” but additional concerns arise from the force of the wind ripping off roofs or uprooting trees and blowing debris that break windows and shred siding allowing water inside. Regardless of how it happens, storms can result in significant quantities of water spreading through your home.

We can help with flood damage in Hicksville. Our team of hard-working employees can manage everything from tarping and board-ups to water removal and structural drying to clean up and disinfection. Experienced project managers assess the situation, developing a comprehensive plan to remove the water, dry the structure, and clean and disinfect the soiled surfaces.

Our SERVPRO crews are familiar with restoration best practices including containing the Category 2 and 3 waters filling your home during flooding. Overland flood waters are by definition contaminated, filled with debris and residues from roads, fields, backed up sewers, and other potentially hazardous items, making cleanup a job for professionals. Technicians don personal protective equipment (PPE) during flood remediation and rely on intensive training to collect and contain the tainted water, disposing of it according to local regulations.

Water that comes into your home because of exterior storm damage starts out relatively clean but picks up debris as it drains from top to bottom. Quick removal helps limit the contamination, but even a day or two wait to extract the water permits mold spores, household dirt, and pathogens to spread. SERVPRO workers also are on the lookout for signs of contamination. The excess water can mix with household chemicals or a backup of your sewer pipes because of the stress on the local system due to the storm.

If we determine the flood water we manage after the storm is contaminated we make sure to complete a thorough cleanup and disinfection of the spaces affected. SERVPRO uses EPA registered disinfectants to reduce the prevalence of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other pathogens. Comprehensive structural drying also must be completed before we consider the project finished.

Rely on SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview for help with the challenges of flood damage after storms strike. Our phone at (516) 733-1800 is answered 24/7.

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Why Fast Remediation is Necessary After Hicksville Flood Damage

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Fast Remediation is Necessary After Hicksville Flood Damage The clock is ticking after water damage occurs.

What Professional Water Damage Remediation Delivers in Hicksville

When your Hicksville home suffers from water damage, you might consider trying to manage the aftermath on your own. Whether your motivation is to avoid disruption or save money, it is likely that skipping an expert assessment and refusing a skilled response increases the time and money required to recover from the water loss. Our highly-qualified technicians and experienced managers have the skills to return your home to preloss condition fast.

Once water damage is evident in your Hicksville abode, the clock is ticking. Water is corrosive, damaging structural components and contents immediately and progressively. Moisture that remains can accelerate mold and mildew growth. A solo householder effort to remove the water and dry out the house and possessions cannot complete the tasks needed quickly enough to avoid expensive repairs in the long term. 

SERVPRO scales our response to your water emergency after we complete a thorough assessment. We understand that mold growth takes hold after just 24 to 48 hours, so we make sure plan a water removal and structural drying agenda within that time frame. Our service vehicles arrive stocked with water extractors and pumps as well as the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers needed for drying out your home. 

Our technicians complete IICRC training in water removal, structural drying, and moisture measurement and monitoring. SERVPRO uses sensitive moisture meters and thermal scanners to isolate hidden caches of water and heavily saturated building materials. We master techniques to move water from porous items like walls and wood trim into the air where we capture the vapor for disposal.

Since floors often take the brunt of water damage, SERVPRO provides comprehensive hardwood and other flooring moisture mitigation training to our crews. Innovative equipment like floor drying mats uses negative air pressure technology to suction water from several layers of flooring in one treatment. Just mopping or using a consumer shop vac leaves significant amounts of moisture under and between the planks of hardwood floors.

SERVPRO of Hicksville / Plainview offers homeowners the speed and full-spectrum services needed to remediate water damage rapidly. Halt the progressive damage fast by calling (516) 733-1800 to schedule a consultation. 

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Does your home or work place have a mold problem?

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Does your home or work place have a mold problem?

Mold loves moisture and has a musty odor. When exposed to water, a little mold can grow into a large colony.

Mold spores can travel via air, entering your home or business through windows, doors, or HVAC piping.

Mold can be, and is, almost everywhere.

What should you do if you suspect there is mold in your property, or if you have an incident such as a leaking pipe or other flooding issue that may cause mold in carpet or drywall? First, don’t panic. Almost all in-home mold issues can be removed safely. SERVPRO has extensive experience in the identification, and removal of in-home mold issues and can not only clean and remove any mold you may have in your home, but can also restore, and reconstruct any areas that may have extensive mold infestation.

Certified and licensed mold remediation specialists like the ones at SERVPRO have the tools and training to get rid of mold in your home or business!

It’s Daylight Saving Time: Make Some Changes, for Safety’s Sake!

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend marks Daylight Saving Time. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants to remind everyone of the simple life-saving habit of changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Change the batteries when you change your clock! Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday March 11 when clocks are set ahead one hour.

It’s also the perfect opportunity for everyone to try to make a difference in reducing the more than 360,000 fires in homes each year. Did you know that there are roughly 2,200 deaths and 11,000 ER related injuries each year? Proper installation, operation, and maintenance of smoke alarms reduce the risk of property damage, injuries, and death. You can also install a smoke alarm that has a sealed-in battery that will last 10 years.

In addition to smoke alarms, CO alarms should also be checked this weekend. Carbon monoxide is the invisible killer—it’s a colorless, odorless gas and it can kill within minutes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, just 42 percent of households report having a working carbon monoxide alarm. Changing the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms is the easiest way to ensure protection of your loved ones and your home in the event of a fire.

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Spring into action with these safety tips:

  • CPSC recommends that smoke alarms be placed on every level of your home, outside sleeping areas and inside bedrooms.
  • Install both photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms. Check out CPSC’s Good, Better, Best approach (pdf) to fire safety in your home.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms once a month to make sure they are working.
  • Have a fire escape plan and practice it with your family.
  • A smoke alarm can’t save lives if everyone doesn’t know what to do when it sounds. Have two ways to get out of each room and set a pre-arranged meeting place outside.
  • Children and the elderly can sleep through the sound of a smoke alarm and not hear it go off, so a caregiver needs to be prepared to help others get out of the house.
  •  And remember, once you are out of the house, stay out.

Do it for safety’s sake!

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

The SERVPRO Difference

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

The People, Experience,Training and Equipment all come together to make it "Like it never even happened".

With over 10,000 quality teammates nationwide, SERVPRO professionals help to get your business back.

SERVPRO brings over 40 years of experience in fire and water cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO Industries is an IICRC-approved school to ensure our training meets and exceeds accepted industry standards.

With 5,000,000 square feet of building space housing over 140,000 pieces of equipment, SERVPRO professionals have the resources to help you!

With each saved home, with each reopened business and with each satisfied client, SERVPRO's track record of excellence continues to grow.

When disaster strikes, let SERVPRO put it back together and make it "Like it never even happened."