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Residents in Smithtown can Participate in a Zoom Seminar on America’s Most Important Beacon

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

A lighthouse off of a shoreline. Join Bill Bleyer for a seminar about Fire Islands Lighthouse history.

Smithtown Library is Holding a Zoom Session about Fire Island’s Lighthouse History

Learn from Bill Bleyer during this seminar on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, starting at 7 PM until 8 PM. You do not need to register for this free event. Fire Island’s Lighthouse was once one of the first landmarks immigrants saw when coming to the mainland. Learn about the construction, changes to its appearance, and how the lighthouse prevented tragedies and saved lives.

  • Attend by computer or by regular phone.
  • Computer users - Meeting ID: 890 3144 5129, password: SmithLib 
  • By telephone - (646) 558-8656 Use ID above, password: 64619292

When fire leaves your business smelling of smoke and charred materials, SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown provides Smithtown businesses with a tailored, scaled-to-your-needs approach. Call (631) 518-3720 to keep your business moving forward with a fresh, healthy start. Let us be your beacon in the night after a fire-damaging event.

Take Part in a Good Cause this December with a Holiday Cornhole Tournament in Smithtown.

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

two cornhole boards with beanbags on them SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the winners of the Cornhole Tournament!

On December 26th, the Bethpage Ballpark near Smithtown is Hosting a Cornhole Tournament with a Cash Prize of $100+

The game of Cornhole is a simple one where players take turns throwing bean bags and scoring points. This December, the bring-your-own-booze (BYOB) event occurs at the Bethpage Ballpark, with entrants choosing between competitive and social challenges. Teams are guaranteed three pool games with the opportunity to advance to later rounds and win a cash prize for winning. The minimum entry requirement for each team is at least two players, but groups are welcome. Partners for Cornhole can be found through the organizer's Facebook events page. The organizers are LI-Kick, who set up in 2013 and have helped 13,000 people meet friends, win tournaments, and socialize with Long Island residents. 

  • The tournament begins with local warmups and sign-ups at 11:30 am.
  • The event takes place on Saxon Avenue at the Bethpage Ballpark
  • The tournament's total length is around four hours, with first-place and runners up receiving 70% of the cash prize. 

Businesses this winter are at a high risk of sustaining mold damage. Contact SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 for expert commercial mold remediation.

Can a Smithtown Business Prepare for the Dual Devastations of Commercial Fire Damage and Temporary Shutdown During Recovery Efforts?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

fire isolated over black background Planning is always a savvy decision -- call us at (631) 265-9200 to schedule an assessment.

Join with SERVPRO to Recover from Commercial Fire Damage -- Be Proactive Through the Development of a Pre-Crisis Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP) and Rely on Our Rapid Response for Smithtown Businesses

If there is a more pressing worry than how the interior and exterior of your commercial property in Smithtown can reemerge from the ashes of a fire, it might be the fear you feel that your customers will replace you with a competitor as you recover from the damage of the heat, smoke, and flames. Statistics show a nearly 50 percent failure rate when businesses close down temporarily to manage the tasks needed to clean up and rebuild after a fire. Knowing this risk, smart entrepreneurs plan for disaster. It is especially vital to design a way to meet the needs of those who rely on your business for services and products during the restoration of the burned structure.

Are There Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Disturbance of Commercial Fire Damage Restoration?
Fire damage recovery for Smithtown commercial properties involves a complicated agenda if all aspects get the attention they need. The first certainty is that a business should not manage fire damage cleanup by piling the tasks on the shoulders of its cleaning contractor or housekeeping staff. Developing an individualized response to the chaos of a potential fire or another disaster should be part of any business plan. You can read checklists and research recommendations, but relying on generic advice can leave you vulnerable because of the unique juxtaposition of the nature of your business operations and the building housing it.

How Can a Business Owner Implement Effective Ways to Prepare for Fire Damage and Other Property Disasters?
Set up a consultation with a reputable disaster mitigation and remediation company when no catastrophe is imminent. Although a reliable and experienced company like SERVPRO responds adequately during an unanticipated emergency, our interventions can be more focused and productive if we have a pre-existing idea of how your business operates and the specifics of your physical layout. Working together on our Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP) is an excellent opportunity for us to gain a comprehensive understanding of what your needs might be. Likewise, you can review the restoration options we offer local businesses.

What Is the Procedure for Developing an ERP?
You or your managers call SERVPRO to schedule an assessment. One of our project managers, experienced in fire damage and other restoration, arrives for a no-obligation consultation:

Our project manager walks through your commercial building or campus, sketching out:
    •    A blueprint of the physical layout
    •    The location of utility lines and shutoffs
    •    Locations of break rooms or kitchens (common sources of fire damage)
    •    The positioning of production or other equipment
    •    Location of inventory and storage areas

During the walkthrough, our project manager likely will take pictures and interview you or other knowledgeable individuals about the nature and day to day operations of your business.

Does SERVPRO Value My Opinions and Priorities During the Development of the ERP?
Our project manager's preliminary information-gathering forms the outline of the concise digital document that is the ERP. We also recommend you use our mobile app to fill in additional details to help our crews respond appropriately after fire damages your business:

    •    Clarify that SERVPRO is your preferred restoration partner to prevent delays in mitigation and restoration efforts
    •    Enumerate the identities and contact information of the vendors and contractors who designed and installed your business equipment and systems
    •    Designate individuals among your employees, family, or others who are authorized to act on your behalf if you cannot direct the recovery during the fire-damage aftermath

How Else Does SERVPRO Stand Out Among Other Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Companies?
Remember that one of the most troubling parts of fire damage recovery is the possibility that your loyal customers will find other sources during the restoration of your business. Because we gain a deeper understanding of your priorities and operations through the development of the ERP, we can:

Offer suggestions long before any fire damage that limits the possible effects of a disaster, including:

    •    Repairs and maintenance that reduces the likelihood of fire and other crises
    •    Adaptations in storage and inventory systems that protects contents from disaster
    •    Making good use of our general contractor's license to contain fire damage so that spaces within your commercial building can remain open for business
    •    Plan for temporary, short term alternatives to keep a viable business presence operating even as we restore the fire damage

Partner with the professionals from SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown to develop an ERP, the blueprint of a recovery both you and we hope never to need to follow if fire damage never occurs. Planning is always a savvy decision -- call us at (631) 265-9200 to schedule an assessment.

How Do I Deal with a Water Leak in My Smithtown Auto Parts Store?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooded storage room Your store can be severely damaged if water damage hits. Contact SERVPRO for mitigation and remediation services.

SERVPRO Manages Cleanup in Your Smithtown Retail Shop

Walking into your Smithtown auto parts store on a Monday morning and seeing water on the floor from a restroom leak is certainly not how you want to start the week. Right away, you spring into action, knowing you do not want to lose business over this mishap. It is essential to pick up the auto parts off the floor, so they are not damaged. Even if the auto part itself is heavy-duty, you do not want the packaging damaged and unappealing to your customers. Ideally, you have room on upper shelves and other areas of the store to relocate affected merchandise.

Can I Keep My Store Running While Technicians are Cleaning and Restoring the Property?

SERVPRO Thoroughly Cleans Surfaces in Your Store Using Safety Protocols

When dealing with water damage in your Smithtown store, it is important first to consider safety measures. You need to make sure there are no electrical safety hazards. An extension cord running through a damp area spells danger. Technicians may remove merchandise containing chemicals or anything potentially flammable. The amount of damage and required cleanup determines your ability to remain operational. During a trying time like this, you may need to become creative to keep the business running by doing things like taking online orders while technicians perform the restoration.

The Floor is Concrete, How Do I Make Sure the Area is Clean?

  • Relocate merchandise to a higher area so that you can thoroughly clean the floor.
  • Mop and squeegee the floors to remove all excess water.
  • Use cleaning agents and disinfectants to limit microbial growth.
  • Remove excess moisture from the air with dehumidifiers and industrial-strength air movers.

For 24/7 assistance with water damage or any other commercial or home disasters, Contact SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200. Schedule an inspection and regular CERTIFIED SERVPRO CLEANED to keep your establishment safe and secure. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

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How Should I Handle a Biohazard Threat in my Smithtown Business?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

office area flooded with a foot of water Storms and floods can appear and damage your business very quickly. Contact SERVPRO for professional flood damage mitigation.

Biohazard Threats to your Smithtown Business, Including Pathogens Brought in by Floodwaters, Should be Handled by a Professional Company

In a world where we are increasingly aware of the dangers of biohazard threats, we may forget that any water coming into our Smithtown business due to storms or floods can bring bacteria into our place. Besides engaging in the repair of roofs, windows, and openings, it would be best if you also considered how to kill microorganisms to protect your health. Only an expert team can guide you in a comprehensive restoration process that addresses water extraction, drying, and sanitizing. Household solutions are insufficient when you consider the needs of your commercial establishment.

In Smithtown, commercial flood damage is our expertise at SERVPRO. Our team is ready to take action once the emergency allows us to move safely. As soon as we arrive, we begin a thorough assessment of your restoration needs. Minimizing the time in which your business, inventory, and assets are underwater is a priority, which translates into mitigating your financial loss. Even as you explore how to file your insurance claim, you should reach out to our crew for help.

Are there biohazard materials in my business?

When flood water comes into your business, you should assume that it is laden with bacteria, debris, and microorganisms. Based on this premise, our SERVPRO technicians strive to remove any compromised items such as fabrics and carpets, as soon as possible before microbes multiply further. As we introduce pumps, air circulators, dehumidifiers, and desiccant to aid in drying your place, we also apply specialty drying solutions for your belongings, for example-

  • Injectidry technology to infuse warm air within your wall cavities
  • Freeze-drying of documents and electronics
  • Drying mats for subfloor materials

Once water evaporation is under control, we finish our efforts with a widespread application of antifungal solutions to eliminate microorganisms and prevent reproduction. 

When an emergency happens, call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 and let us be your solution. Our team works hard, so your business looks "Like it never even happened."

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What is the Fastest Way to Reopen My Office After A Fire?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

burnt out home office Fire-damaged offices in Smithtown get cleaned up and repaired by SERVPRO

Hire SERVPRO to Professionally Restore Your Smithtown Business

Commercial fires usually extinguish quickly thanks to sprinklers, limiting the physical damage to a small area. However, even a standard office set-up for a Smithtown financial advisor can require closing up shop for weeks due to other damage issues.

What are the Other Issues?

Smithtown commercial fire damage also includes smoke and soot particles that cling to surfaces as the fire cools. SERVPRO technicians carefully choose a cleaning agent that matches the type of residue for quick removal and also leaves the surface of the property item unmarred by their actions. Technicians also have to deal with the sprinkler water that soaks into carpets and other property.

My Carpet is a commercial product with no pad underneath, is there still a Problem?

Water can still soak into the fibers, loosening them individually. It can also soften the glue so the carpet pulls away from the floor, creating air and water bubbles. Our technicians can lift the carpet and use a set of air movers to generate a warm airflow that dries both the carpet and floor for safe reattachment. This process often does not succeed and then the floor covering must be removed, and new commercial-grade carpeting installed.

For professional fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 today.

What Should I Know if I Suspect My Commercial Building in Smithtown has Mold Damage?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage on wall SERVPRO can mitigate your mold problem in your Smithtown business.

Many Management Companies Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

After heavy rains, incidents involving water, or slow leaks, mold, and other microbes can flourish. Mold damage can severely impact the healthy interior of any-sized building in Smithtown. SERVPRO uses industry-accepted methods to remediate mold and other microbes and make the environment inside businesses healthy again. There are different signs that mold is overgrowing and starting to become a problem.

Can SERVPRO get rid of all the mold inside my building?

Although we would like to, and many of our customers would, as well, there is no method that removes 100% of all microbes. Microbes exist in Smithtown and practically every environment. Individual microbes or their spores can travel on clothing, books, shoes, and within the air. One of the areas found to contain the highest number of spores is the windowsill, showing that microbes continually infiltrate buildings.

What should I know about mold damage in my business?

Normal environmental conditions keep microbial populations at non-harmful levels. The presence of excess water, including elevated humidity, often precedes population explosions of fungi. Our technicians can discuss the source of excess moisture found in your commercial setting after we perform a visual scan with our infrared cameras and check the air for excess moisture. Correcting such issues is the first step in keeping mold at acceptable levels.

Where should I look for signs of mold becoming a problem?

Mold can grow almost anywhere, as long as the area holds its basic requirements. These would be plant-based materials, moisture, and shelter from direct sunlight. Many locations inside your business might support microbial life. One sign that you might notice when mold becomes abundant is the odor it often causes. Other indicators of mold damage taking hold of your property’s interior include
• Discoloration of walls, carpets, and other porous materials,
• Tiny stains in a small group on uniforms and other textiles, and
• Visible patches of mold.

Call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 for professional mold remediators who keep your employees’ health in mind during every step of the process. We also serve businesses in St. James, NY, and Kings Park, N Y.

Is Water Damage Covered by Business Insurance??

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

flood in computer terminal Dont worry about a water leak in your business. Let SERVPRO of Smith town take care of your leak.

Insurance Coverage for your Smithtown Business may Cover Water Damage

Water events can be disastrous, and when they affect your business directly, their impact is even more. Smithtown business owners should review their insurance policies for coverage of leaks and flooding. They should also identify a local water restoration team in case disaster strikes.

In Smithtown, water damage in commercial properties is a job for SERVPRO. We understand that time lost implies a loss of revenue, which is why we are available around the clock to answer your call. Once the area is safe to enter, we can begin our restoration process, including extraction, drying, and disinfecting as appropriate.

Should I hire a professional water removal service?

Businessowners should rely on a group like SERVPRO for water restoration. Our certified technicians not only perform the job but document extensively so you can present a robust claim to your insurance company. Our team is expert enough to understand that water extraction is not enough to protect you from future ramifications. As such, we focus on the following steps-

  • Extracting water with pumps of varying caliber to fit the wet area
  • Restoration of normal humidity levels by drying the area
  • Disinfecting using EPA-approved cleaning solutions

As needed, our team performs specialized drying tasks to preserve electronics and documents. Our plan depends on your needs and preventing cross-contamination.

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown can help in many ways. Call us at (631) 265-9200 and let us leave your business "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is Available to Help Your Smithtown Business with Commercial Water Cleanup

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" SERVPRO is always available to help. Give us a call at (631) 265-9200 any time.

Our Experienced Technicians have the Equipment and Certifications to Help you every step of the way

Finding out that a water leak sprouted overnight inside your business is never anything an owner wants to experience. You already understand that you need to protect your merchandise and start with cleanup, but what is the best way to begin? SERVPRO is here to make the process go as smoothly as possible, including ensuring your interior belongings get moved to a safe space free of moisture and high relative humidity (RH).

If you are looking at commercial water cleanup in Smithtown, excess water must be address first to lessen the damage and bring down the RH throughout your business space. Doing so helps to cut back on secondary damage like warped wallpaper and problems with the electronics throughout the building. 

Extraction Begins

After calling SERVPRO and we formulate a plan, our skilled technicians use portable extractors to remove excess water. Most wood and tile flooring can repel water, so the damage may be less if you catch it quickly enough. However, standing water may allow water to seep into cracks and crevices of the flooring, making it more challenging to extract. In this case, our team places air movers strategically throughout the space to blow dry air in conjunction with the use of dehumidifiers that help draw out moisture from the air. 

We sometimes use portable electric heaters that help expedite the drying process by sending warm air over your flooring. Containing the impacted space with “tenting” constructed of plastic sheeting held into place with tape or sandbags also helps to streamline the drying process. Such action helps concentrate air movement so that the flooring is dried faster, and it helps cut back damage dramatically. Our team also makes sure to monitor the space, moving heaters as needed to ensure that over-drying does not take place.

If you have carpeted spaces within your commercial building, SERVPRO uses deep extraction tools that are either stationary or self-propelled. Such tools use weight to push the carpet and the padding below, which brings up excess water that our extraction equipment picks up. 

Throughout the commercial water cleanup project, we work to bring down the interior humidity to prevent damage to your furnishings and inventory. We know how essential it is for you to get your business back up and running, so we use all of our trusted methods for extraction, cleanup, and disinfection to ensure everything is “Like it never even happened.”

Call us at SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 should you require commercial water cleanup. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for commercial cleanup and restoration services.

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Smithtown

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged office SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 is available 24/7 for commercial water cleanup of any size.

Commercial Water Cleanup in Smithtown Office

When commercial water damage happens, particularly on a night or a weekend, when a business is not open, the potential for a more significant loss occurs when there is not active heat or moisture detection or monitoring available.

The goal of SERVPRO is always to limit loss in the event of a situation that needs commercial water cleanup in a Smithtown office building. However, getting the business reopened and creating a healthful environment for employees is also a crucial part of the restoration services.

Finding the Water
SERVPRO techs locate all areas where water migrated that may not be readily visible such as behind baseboards or within the subflooring using state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment. This ensures that areas of moisture do not get missed during the restoration of the property.

Extraction Methods are Key
The on-site wet/dry vacs that the regular janitorial service uses do not have the pulling power of the portable pumps used by SERVPRO. The equipment the techs bring enables them to remove enough water out of carpet and flooring that it expedites the drying phase of the restoration.

Necessary Controlled Demolition Actions
When the techs determine water migrated behind walls, the removal of baseboards for extraction and drying is a common tactic. Water wicks rapidly into sheetrock, and the only way to halt the damage is to cut away the ruined portion above the waterline, so the cycle stops.

Mold Prevention
The techs have intensive training and certification in mold remediation #0060 and know the early warning signs of an infestation. They can take preventative actions to stop mold damage before it starts through the application of antimicrobial cleaning agents and sealants.

Rebuilding for Reopening
Once the restoration services complete, the techs can offer any needed reconstruction with their general contractor license #51995-H. They have the skills to replace damaged sheetrock, baseboards, any painting, or other services to return the office to its preloss state.

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 is available 24/7 for commercial water cleanup of any size. The certified, experienced techs use their advanced techniques to make the loss “Like it never even happened.”

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Challenges During Smithtown Retail Water Damage Recovery

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Clothing on hangers in a clothing store. Water damage and Retail do not go together in Smithtown.

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 a variety of 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.

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We specialize in Flooded Business Cleanup and Restoration

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

We specialize in Flooded Business Cleanup and Restoration!

A business can have a flood at any time, although water damage most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to water intrusion because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level – this is also where businesses typically store important documents and inventory. There are a number of reasons why your business could flood, including:

  •  A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface Fire to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Fire supply-line break or hot-Fire tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about business Flooding?

Call Today – 631-265-9200

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your business's structure.  Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. Not only that but the damage to inventory and important documents could be dramatic and irreversible.

The bottom line: a flooded business can jeopardize your health, safety, and your business’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Business Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Business Flooded? Call Us Today – 631-265-9200

Restoring your Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Suffolk County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.