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Why Smithtown Locals Should Consider SERVPRO for Fire Damage Assistance

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire SERVPRO Helps Smithtown residents after a fire strikes. We are here to help with cleanup and restoration.

Fire Damage Restoration with SERVPRO Saves Smithtown Residents Time and Money

Not only is a house fire clean-up a nightmare to wrap your mind around, but you have to think about all of the steps involved to ensure the best results. Rather than taking on the headache of DIY, SERVPRO is the trusted name in Smithtown to handle the restoration of fire damaged homes. Once you place your initial phone call, you can have our Green Fleet at your door ready to tackle the debris, structural drying, and smoke remediation necessary to bring your home back to pre-fire condition.

When handling fire damage in Smithtown, SERVPRO’s technicians follow safety protocols and proven methods to get you the results you deserve. Our objectives include:

  • Ensuring the safety of anyone coming and going 
  • Ensuring soot and smoke residue does not linger long enough to cause secondary damage and corrosion
  • Ensuring the site is fully prepared so that water & fire damage restorations can take place

Each fire event is unique, but our IICRC-certified technicians know how to adapt and adjust equipment and processes to reach the predetermined goals. Some of these goals include:

  • Performing a thorough building inspection for health and safety hazards stemming from fire and smoke damage
  • Tarping and board up of the structure to protect its contents
  • Drying of the structure where moisture is left from first responders extinguishing the blaze
  • Setting up emergency power should electricity be unavailable
  • Pre-testing of various surfaces and materials to prevent additional damage
  • Controlled demolition to replace any unsalvageable materials with brand-new materials – General Contractor License #: 51995-H

Fire damaged homes deserve prompt action and detailed restoration with the help of SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown. Call us at (631) 265-9200, and we can send out a team as soon as possible.

Smithtown Residents Need to Be Prepared for Flood Damage After Major Storms

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm Storm damage in your Smithtown home? Don’t let moisture take over, call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Features Professionals Ready to Address Flood Damage for Smithtown Property Owners

Severe weather can develop at any time, which can lead to flooding at your Smithtown property. Should you have water flowing into your ground level, basement, or crawlspace, you need to take fast action to begin water removal and drying. SERVPRO has a team of certified water clean up technicians ready to tackle water extraction and dehumidification to restore your property to normal once again. All you have to do is give us a call, and we can come out to tackle whatever storm damage you are experiencing.

Flood damage in Smithtown could come in many forms, including muck and debris coming into your garage or basement flooding that impacts your belongings or heating system. No matter what, you can count on our water restoration technicians (WRT) to get there quickly so we can thoroughly assess the damage and begin working. 

Water Damage Remediation with Industrial-Grade Equipment

SERVPRO arrives at each project prepared and armed with the latest equipment and technology. Some of the go-to technology and efforts we use most often for emergency services water damage projects include:

  • Pumps allow us to remove water that is deeper than two inches
  • Wanded extractors help address crevices and cracks
  • Moisture detection tools like thermal imaging equipment to measure moisture in porous building materials
  • Flood cuts and boreholes allow us to release water from behind walls quickly

It is important to note that floodwater from heavy rain brings contaminants into your home. This contamination may include vermin, fecal matter, chemicals, and other hazardous elements that call for careful handling during cleanup. Our team always wears PPE, and containment barriers get put into place to keep tracking to a bare minimum. 

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown is on your side when you need flood damage assistance. Call (631) 265-9200 to deploy a team to your residence.

Why Call Pros for Water Damage in a Finished Basement in Smithtown?

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

"Water extraction tools" SERVPRO has the tools and skill to bring your home back from water damages "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Quell Water Damage, Ensuring Your Smithtown Basement Gets Back to Pre-Event Condition

When it comes to basement flooding, you already have a mess to think about. However, a finished basement poses unique challenges when it comes to building materials and areas where moisture may travel. SERVPRO acts quickly when called for basement flooding cleanup so that we can ensure your water damage remains as minimal as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, bringing you peace of mind that our water damage remediation services will save you time and money.

Why Call SERVPRO for Emergency Services Water Damage Response?

Water damage in Smithtown is no match for our proven methods and specialized equipment. We take the time to consider all aspects of your water event, including:

  • Structural Concerns – Without rapid water removal services followed by drying, your basement could see immense damage. Water infiltration throughout the basement can impact walls, building materials, your foundation, or even the first floor of your home.
  • Contamination – Water infiltrating your basement can contain many contaminants even when it is a finished space. It depends on the cause of the water emergency and anything found in your basement. No matter what, our technicians treat the area carefully to ensure contamination does not spread as we work to extract water.
  • Hard-to-Reach Spaces – Fully trained and experienced, our team knows to seek out areas where moisture might have migrated. We take the time to inspect crawl spaces, ductwork, and other tight areas that DIY methods cannot reach.

We are Always Prepared!

Our trucks come with equipment that allows us to handle water cleanup quickly and efficiently. To restore relative humidity, we strategically set up air movers and dehumidifiers that facilitate drying while HEPA filtration addresses indoor air quality (IAQ).

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown is the team you want on your side regarding any kind of water damage. Call us when you need us at (631) 265-9200!

Who Can Commack Businesses Count on for Mold Remediation?

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room When your business is affected by mold, quick action is necessary. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for mold damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Offers Commack Retailers, Restaurants, and Office Buildings Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal

No business person wants to see or smell black mold in Commack commercial buildings. Mold damage signals water incursions and the potential for building material or contents’ destruction. The presence of mold is off-putting to employees and customers and piques the unwanted interest and possible citations of municipal inspectors.

Is Obtaining Professional Mold Removal a Wise Business Decision?

You might hope your contracted or in-house cleaning crews can manage black mold damage repairs. Mold inspection and removal is a highly specialized skill, and because mold can cause health effects, ridding business spaces of it is recommended. Commack commercial landlords and building managers have confidence in SERVPRO’s mold specialists, who quickly:

  • Locate the mold
  • Contain the area needing mold remediation using
    • Plastic barriers
    • Negative pressure air scrubbing technology
  • Remove the mold by mechanical means 
    • Brushes 
    • Scrapers
    • Controlled abrasion with soda or dry ice
  • Apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to prevent mold growth rebound 

Why Is SERVPRO Uniquely Qualified to Complete Commack Commercial Mold Remediation?

SERVPRO managers and technicians master the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) course for Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) and other state or local training to ensure high-quality mold removal and remediation. Our workers’ extensive experience with emergency services referencing water damage remediation comes full circle for Commack businesses as resolving water damage and lingering moisture is the key to inhibit further mold growth and damage.

The team at SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown is ready to help local businesses with mold inspections, remediations, and removal. Contact us 24/7 at (631) 265-9200.

Is Smithtown Ready for Flood Damage from Storm Surge?

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

an overview of a flooded neighborhood Flooding can quickly affect your area and there isn’t much that you can do to prevent damage. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal.

SERVPRO Provides Smithtown Saltwater Flood Restoration and Other Storm Water Damage Repairs

The mouth of the Nissequogue River emptying into an estuary to the northeast exacerbates Smithtown flood damage with storm surge exposure. During significant weather events, storm surge significantly contributes to the challenges of basement flooding.

How Does Storm Surge Damage Homes in Smithtown?

Defined as an abnormal increase in the ocean's level paired with extreme weather, a storm surge can:

  • Beat the storms's arrival by  five hours 
  • Destroy low elevations and intrude into basements and lower-level living areas
  • Extend many feet high and sometimes miles wide
  • Harm Smithtowns's homes to as much or more than high winds

What Complications Occur Due to Storm Surge?

Storm surge flash flooding packs quite a punch, quickly inundating your home with seawater as well as residues and debris picked up as the flood rushes over land and pavement.  Salt in the water causes delignification of wood (cellulose), breaking down the cell walls, accelerating deterioration. Concrete and metal also break down faster after soaking in saltwater, plus the increased conductivity raises electric shock and fire risks. The damage is permanent and progressive if not remediated.

Are Special Water Removal Services Needed After a Storm Surge?

SERVPRO's trained crews secure the scene, shutting off electricity and other utilities for safety. During saltwater flood restoration:

  • Freshwater flushing of basement flooding decreases salinity of the standing and absorbed water, reducing long-term damage
  • Truck-mounted extractors speed water removal services
  • Professional-quality drying equipment returns moisture to normal levels

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown comes to the rescue when our community needs storm surge flood restoration. Call (631) 265-9200 for an assessment.

How Does Smithtown Kitchen Fire Damage Cleanup Challenge Homeowners?

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen stove with burned pots on top of it Kitchen fire damage can cause quite a mess. Contact SERVPRO for effective cleaning and remediation services.

SERVPRO Has the Training, Products, and Equipment to Achieve Protein-Based Fire Damage Restoration in Smithtown

Kitchens are often the space where Smithtown fire damage originates. The SERVPRO team is familiar with the unique needs caused by cooking fire and smoke remediation in a residence.

Why Is Kitchen Fire Restoration So Difficult to Complete?

Residues created during a kitchen fire are unlike the ash and soot produced by burning building materials. The coating left behind instead consists of dehydrated oils, greases, and other components of the superheated or burned food and is:

  • Incredibly smelly
  • Nearly colorless and tricky for homeowners to spot on structures and contents
  • Prone to drifting on the hot currents of air produced by the fire, quickly spreading throughout all spaces in a home
  • Extremely adhesive on affected surfaces  
  • Primarily oil-based and impervious to water-based cleaners

How Does SERVPRO Conquer Protein-Based Fire and Smoke Damage?

Matching cleaning products, tools, and techniques to the damage suffered by your Smithtown dwelling is vital. SERVPRO’s managers and technicians master advanced fire damage restoration interventions taught at the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). House fire cleanup of protein-based residues require professional care as workers:

  • Use solvents
  • Employ abrasive tools or cleaning products infused with grit to loosen the residues’ grip
  • Create agitation to dislodge the coating
  • Consider specialized equipment such as ultrasonic immersion tanks to destroy the residues’ bonds when contents and detachable fixtures  are covered in the shellac-like protein coating

Count on SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup. Call (631) 265-9200 to schedule a post-kitchen fire evaluation.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 51995-H

Mold Remediation: 0060

Challenges During Smithtown Retail Water Damage Recovery

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture meter Water damage in your business? Don’t let moisture take over, call SERVPRO right away.

Smithtown, we Want to be There to Help With Your Water Damage. 

Shared business spaces in Smithtown make it easier for shoppers and diners to experience various options without fighting traffic or wasting time. Stores and restaurants benefit from the proximity but also risk exposure to water loss from accidents, malfunctions, and negligence occurring in neighboring spaces. When we respond to your water emergency, our investigation often extends outside of your business’s walls. 

Interspersed Plumbing and HVAC Lines

Building cavities between the walls separating retail or restaurant units contain freshwater supply and waste pipes, and HVAC ductwork. A leak in one of them can affect businesses on both sides of the wall, spreading water damage throughout a Smithtown mall. Even persistent condensation issues in the heating and cooling configuration might lead to unexpected moisture issues affecting structural components and contents, including inventory, supplies, and business records.

Detection Tools 

Failure to consider the possibility that excess moisture might be migrating from other tenants’ or common areas in the shopping center interferes with effective mitigation and remediation of damage to building materials and goods in your commercial space. SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in both the expected and unexpected movement of intrusive water. We use the following equipment to locate trapped water and excess moisture to ensure the halt of progressive damage and avoidance of secondary damage from microbial growth facilitated by the dampness.

  • Moisture Sensor -- detects the presence of moisture, but not the amount. It helps us determine the extent of water migration.
  • Moisture Meter -- measures the moisture level in materials. Provides initial data for drying goals. Periodic re-metering monitors as we achieve these goals. 
  • Thermo-Hygrometer -- measures temperature and relative humidity. Assists as our technicians adjust airflow, heat, and dehumidification for optimal drying results.
  • Thermal Imaging Camera -- displays temperature variations that allow a trained technician to pinpoint hidden caches of water.

Water Removal and Drying Strategies

Once we locate hidden pooled water and map the extent of wet building materials and contents, the SERVPRO team uses some of the following techniques to remove liquid water from and dry out spaces otherwise challenging to reach.

  • Removing baseboards and drilling holes to release liquid water
  • Creating flood cuts several inches above the saturation line across all or a position of a wall
  • Using the drilled holes and cuts to permit extraction and drying equipment to gain access to the building cavities for water mitigation and remediation

Call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 for an assessment and project plan for your water-damaged business. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, available to set up a consultation 24/7, 365 days a year.

In the Smithtown Area, SERVPRO Provides Rapid Responses to Mitigate Storm Damage

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Rainstorm Our storm damage technicians have the equipment and experience to restore your property to pre-damage condition.

Violent Storms Can Damage the Roofs and Interiors of Smithtown Homes

Severe weather events threaten Smithtown homes throughout the year, including gale-force winds, hailstorms, and torrential rainfall. Under the right conditions, even a well-constructed roof can suffer substantial damages that leave the property vulnerable to leakage or direct flood penetration. When you become aware of these damages to your roof, a prompt response from our SERVPRO professionals can help to reduce subsequent water intrusion and damages.

Addressing flood damage to Smithtown homes is only a part of what is necessary to return a property to a preloss condition. Self-assessment can be misleading with roof damages, especially when you are not sure where flood water can enter the house. Emergency services that our SERVPRO team can provide not only address the immediate pressing saturation and standing water concerns in areas like the attic but also seek to help to protect your household by installing temporary construction barriers to prevent further water penetration.

Roof Tarping 

One of the initial actions that our licensed (#51995-H) general contractors can take when we reach your storm-damaged property is to install temporary protective barriers with tarps and wood framing on the exterior of the house. This tarping prevents the possibility of elemental damage from newly developing storm systems or access for vermin or curious passersby. Board-up services can quickly be started since we have a well-stocked inventory of materials and products in our warehouse.

Water Removal 

Flooding might not always mean standing water but can be equally devastating to construction materials that have absorbed this invading runoff and wind-driven precipitation. Because strong winds can damage or entirely remove shingles, underlayment like plywood becomes a penetration point for rainwater. When addressed quickly enough, we can direct centrifugal air movers at the damaged areas for efficient evaporative drying. Desiccant dehumidifiers can help to reduce moisture content in the environment to acceptable parameters to limit secondary effects like mold growth. 

Our SERVPRO ASD applied structural drying technicians can use moisture meters, sensors, and thermal imaging cameras to locate damp recesses in the attic crawl space. These devices can also discover water wicking through wall cavities and scissor trusses in multi-level structures. We have methods and equipment like the Injecti-Dry system that can be rigged with various hoses to both extract and drywall voids and the hardwood flooring when hooked up to drying mats.

After a damaging storm, our SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown restoration specialists can work to provide properties with a fast and confident response that saves both time and money. We can help after a disaster. Give us a call at (631) 265-9200. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Can SERVPRO Repair My Fire Damaged Home in Smithtown?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over fire SERVPRO is always ready and available to assist with fire mishaps around the clock. Don't wait, Just Call (631) 265-9200.

Does SERVPRO Provide Restoration Services After Fire Damages my Home in Smithtown?

Even a comparatively small fire can cause a great deal of fire damage in Smithtown homes. Contents and structures may be damaged by the fire and by the fire retardants used by the firemen. There is also smoke residue that spreads throughout the house and the smoke odor that you can smell everywhere.

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown can assist homeowners with all of this fire damage. We remove structural items and contents that are damaged beyond repair from your home. We maintain a record of everything for insurance purposes. Next, we remove any contents that require specialized cleaning to remove soot and odors. All non-porous items, including structures, are cleaned and deodorized.

We remove smoke odors by using deodorizing materials and equipment to remove the smell of smoke residue from the entire home, including HVAC systems. Our local franchise also has a general contracting license which helps us move seamlessly from fire and smoke remediation to repair.

Our Services include:

  • Smoke Damage Remediation
  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Fire Damage Restoration and Repair

Call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown for fire damage restoration in Smithtown and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (631) 265-9200.

Arrange for Water Removal to Avoid Mold Growth in Commack

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

leaking dishwasher Water damage may affect the health of your loved ones. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate water damage remediation services.

Need Water Removal Services in Commack – Call SERVPRO

Many consumers hesitate to arrange for water removal after a leak in Commack. They feel that the water will evaporate on its own, and their flooring materials and walls will dry naturally. They may not realize that mold infestations can begin to form after a short period, often in 24 hours or less.

SERVPRO can help you with water removal and mold removal in Commack if water clean-up has been delayed. The best approach is to immediately remove all excess water from flooring materials, walls, and cavities. We add dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the structure and contents thoroughly.

If mold is suspected, our technicians will utilize personal protective equipment for their protection, including:

Mold infestations can cause health effects, especially for very young people, the old, folks with respiratory problems, immune deficiencies, and those sensitive to chemicals such as disinfectants used to treat and remove mold.

Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO to help with water removal and avoid water damage and mold growth.

Call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown for water removal in Commack and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (631) 265-9200.