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The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season is starting to get busy already - SERVPRO is READY to help after any size storm disaster

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

After the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season last year, it appears likely that 2021 is in for the sixth consecutive above-average year. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record. First predictions have been released, and the message is straightforward: Yet another very active hurricane season is expected in 2021. With a quite concerning notice that also an above-average probability of hurricane landfalls along the US coastline and in the Caribbean is likely.

The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. The Atlantic basin includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The long-term average (taken over the last 70 years – between 1951 and 2019) of named storms is 11. The short-term average (taken over the last 15 years – between 1995 and 2019) is 14 named storms.

When a hurricane makes landfall, the force of hurricane strength winds can destroy buildings, topple trees, bring down power lines, and blow vehicles off roads. When flying debris, such as signs, roofing material, building siding, and small items left outside, is added to the mix, the potential for building damage is even greater. When a storm hits your Long Island home or business, you need help immediately, SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore is here to help with property restoration and repairs. Our team of storm and water damage specialists get started promptly to maximize recovery and reverse storm damage. 

SERVPRO property emergency professionals are ready to help reverse whatever happens following storms that hit the Northeast big or small. If your property experiences flood, wind, or impact damage from local weather events our crews are here to help plan your restoration and recovery.

Hurricane winds and rain can bring a massive amount of damage to a community. Hurricane winds impact homes and other buildings in two different ways: 1) differential pressures act on the building envelope, which includes roofs and walls (and their associated components), and 2) wind-borne debris may strike a building, with windows and doors the most susceptible to impact. Additionally, downed trees and power lines, being blown down onto a building, is another way hurricanes can cause damage to structures. Rainwater damage to a building’s interior will normally result after damage to the building envelope has occurred.

Call local SERVPRO professionals to help recover your property with Emergency Storm or Hurricane damage restoration and repairs.

Our team is available for emergency help, during high volume events many people in the community can be negatively impacted by a big storm, our team will work with you to make any emergency repairs needed and explain the rest of your recovery process and timeline. Emergency repairs are necessary to address any damage that has caused a safety issue or could potentially lead to further damage to the property if left untouched. The effects of a storm to a homeowner can oftentimes be devastating, sustained winds and flooding can damage your home and belongings. When storm and water damage hits Suffolk and Nassau County there is only one team to call—SERVPRO of Oakdale / North Bay Shore! 

Our team is highly qualified and trained in disaster restoration, damage mitigation, and construction. 

  • We are Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • We provide 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • We are a Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • We are Locally Owned and Operated

Our experts will come in, assess your damage, and take the proper steps to limit damage. We work hand in hand with your insurance company to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

Every Long Island water restoration situation is unique, and our team will treat them that way. We are local to the Islip and Brookhaven communities to help during your water or storm property damage in these very stressful times we are Always Here to Help!

SERVPRO provides quality, certified mold remediation services to properties across Long Island

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

During the humid months of Spring and Summer, controlling moisture is the key to avoiding mold damage to your home or business. Generally, this is done in one of two ways. First, effectively dry and fix any leaks, spills, or other unintended instances of moisture. Second, utilize proper ventilation and air circulation in known moisture-prone areas. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore has a few tips to avoid high moisture levels, reducing property damages and the need for mold remediation services. 

  • Keep indoor humidity below 45%: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best way to control indoor mold growth is to carefully monitor and maintain your home's moisture level. If the humidity in your home rises, look for the sources of added moisture and address the problem as soon as possible. Place a dehumidifier in these rooms to lower the moisture level until a permanent solution is found.
  • Increase Air Circulation: Ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans, and attic fans are ideal for improving air circulation in many of the troublesome areas for added humidity, warmth and condensation; bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans can really help to remove moisture and promote air exchange while cooking and showering. It’s equally important to vent the attic space to prevent moisture and mold accumulation, and if you keep your dryer in the basement make sure it is properly vented to avoid moisture and mold concerns. On nice days when the air temperature isn’t too cold, consider opening a window or two for ventilation and fresh air exchange.
  • Reduce Condensation Upgrade Your Windows and Insulation: Many homes and businesses don’t have proper insulation inside exterior walls or between the attic and living space, condensation can form on the inside of a cold, poorly insulated walls and windows, when in contact with warm, moist indoor air, creating an optimal area for mold growth. Insulating your plumbing can reduce sweat and keep them safe from water damage during the cold.
  • Check for Potential Leaks and Repairs: Winter mold grows rapidly when there are leaks or water damage from winter weather disasters, such as burst plumbing pipes, or roof leaks following a freezing event. Water damage can be very dangerous to commercial or residential property, it can lead to the development of mold after as little as 24 hours and cause serious health effects and compromise the structural integrity of drywall, ceilings, floors, carpeting and other contents. The best way to minimize damage from a water emergency is to contact SERVPRO. We have teams of professionals ready to restore and repair your home or business quickly and effectively.

SERVPRO Stops the Spread of Mold During the Remediation Process

SERVPRO mold remediation technicians are trained to use the highest restoration industry standards, mastering Applied Microbial Remediation through IICRC courses. We employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed protocols to contain and remove active mold colonies. Our crews also use EPA registered antimicrobial products to treat surfaces after removal to inhibit additional growth. During remediation, we protect our employees and your occupants from the hazards of mold remediation by creating zones where we remove and bag the mold and contaminated debris. Physical barriers provide one kind of protection, and we also install HEPA filtered exhaust ductwork and use negative air pressure to prevent airborne mold and residues from infiltrating unaffected areas of the building.

Containment of the Affected Area

One of the main concerns, during a remediation project is the dissemination of airborne mold spores. When a remediation project is initiated the first step is to set up containment or isolation of the affected area. Containment will help our SERVPRO professionals control the spread of these spores while assisting the remediation process in returning the affected area to normal healthy levels. The act of removing or disturbing a mold source during the remediation process tends to distribute large quantities of mold spores into the air. That’s why proper containment is so important to the safety of the occupants and undamaged areas. Cross contamination is a major concern for our crews and our teams are trained and provided the highest level of safety equipment and personal safety gear to process your mold remediation safely.

When setting up containment of the work area, the first step is to install a HEPA Filtered Negative Air machine. This is a fan which pulls air from the affected area and exhausts the contaminated air outside of the structure via flexible tubing or ducting. Doing this will begin to draw the airborne mold spores away from the airspace, eventually creating a negative pressure environment.

The second step is to install physical barriers in the work area, creating zones. This is most typically done with the use of heavy plastic. The main goal when creating this physical barrier is to completely isolate the work area from any adjacent, non-affected areas. All HVAC systems or shared airways between other rooms would be taped or covered in plastic, and all electrical outlets and light fixtures would be covered. Basically, any area that could allow air flow between the mold infested area and another non-affected area should be properly sealed.

If you fear that your commercial building is contaminated with mold or has had a recent water damage that was not properly mitigated, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore to help. Our highly-trained and IICRC certified mold remediation specialists are here to help Long Island residents and business owners, to explain and assess your property’s mold cleanup and remediation needs. Our priority is to provide a remediation solution and get your commercial property’s mold damage concerns under control. Our teams will cleanup, remove damaged materials and remediate your commercial mold problem, restoring your facility, “Like it never even happened.”

Spring and Summer can bring volatile weather, SERVPRO is prepared to help restore your property after any size storm damage

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

Spring and Summer can produce a broad range of extreme weather, including major snowstorms, severe thunderstorms, flooding, big temperature changes and high winds. Temperatures can swing back and forth between balmy and frigid. Sunny days may be followed by a week of stormy weather. That temperature contrast fuels a strong jet stream, and in turn, highly variable weather conditions.

Spring is the time of year when many things change—including the weather. Summer storms can be unpredictable, we can't stop seasonal showers, but our team is ready to provide restoration and repairs to your home or business should it suffer from thunderstorms, severe winds, flooding or other property damage disasters. There are a variety of potential property damages that you may experience. These include:

  • Roof or structural damage to your walls from a fallen tree or high winds
  • Broken windows from hailstorms or objects thrown by heavy wind
  • Lightning strikes, which could lead to a fire
  • Water damage caused by loose or damaged shingles, clogged gutters, or leaking roofs
  • Flooding in your basement or home
  • Animal infestations caused by critters looking for shelter during the storm

Our professionals first assess the severity of the situation and determine the full extent of the storm, flooding or additional water damage. Restoring your home or business quickly takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC professionals. Our team closely inspects the flooded or other water damaged areas; measuring the moisture content, humidity and temperature to assess the full extent of the damage. It is important to note that storm property damage emergencies are rarely mild enough to not require some form of intervention and work by our experienced technicians. Some conditions that could encourage a prompt call to our SERVPRO team are:

Standing Water – Pooling water in a damaged area can be destructive to many of the materials. Wood and sheetrock exposed to standing water can quickly absorb this water and allow for a much more rapid deterioration of the construction element.

Migrating Water – You might not always know how widespread water loss effects can be, but if water has moved beyond the surface of materials, you need the sophisticated tools of our team to identify moisture pockets and dampness beyond what the eye can see.

Hidden Damages – In the same way that water can migrate throughout your apartment, damages can exist and persist out of sight without discovery tools and positive pressure drying systems getting used.

When water damage occurs in your home or business, knowing what to do will save precious time and ultimately minimize losses to your property and building contents. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore professionals have extensive experience repairing and restoring catastrophic water damage to countless locals across Long Island and our local Suffolk community. Our technicians understand that unattended water damage continues to cause harm to your property over time. Making it necessary to make quick, informed decisions, to perform quality restoration services today, that save you from further damaging problems, tomorrow.

Our SERVPRO team is the right choice for property disaster restoration service across Suffolk County

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

When your Long Island home or commercial building faces damages from a property disaster, working with a full-service disaster restoration and cleanup company can give you the advantage you need to save money and time during the property recovery process. Our SERVPRO location offers a unique opportunity to work with a local trusted restoration and recovery team, that includes IICRC certified property damage technicians and licensed contractors with disaster restoration rebuilding experience. Giving you a complete property disaster restoration and rebuild option for cleanup and repairs.

Choosing a disaster restoration and recovery company after your property suffers a property damage is an important step. Choosing an experienced and professionally trained and accountable Long Island based team as your property restoration partner is the key to a successful outcome. We recommend you choose us because we deliver:

  • Swift response times and round the clock availability – we are available 24 hours a day.
  • Well-trained staff – we put all our technicians through rigorous training.
  • Advanced technology – we use state of the art equipment to mitigate damages.

Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to your recovery, our team will provide comprehensive cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild options following a property fire disaster. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry providing advanced technology and training to a nationwide team of skilled technicians and project managers. Our crews have vast experience and knowledge offering a wide variety of restoration services to recover your commercial property with minimized cost and business interruption.

OUR Training - SERVPRO’s team of highly trained employees never stop preparing. Each team member has been thoroughly trained for fire restoration, water restoration, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation before stepping foot inside your home or business. Our skilled SERVPRO technicians have ongoing training extending far beyond their initial IICRC training, with continued education programs and e-learning seminars and courses our technicians cultivate skills to make them more efficient with mitigation, remediation and ALL other advanced restoration techniques. We pride ourselves on providing industry-leading equipment and training to our teams to make your property damage cleanup and restoration process quick and effective.

OUR Equipment - Our teams use high-quality products and advanced technology equipment to provide you with the most effective cleanup and restoration results. SERVPRO equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the amount of damage sustained to your property and possessions following a fire, smoke or water loss. Our state-of-the-art equipment including, portable water extraction units, air scrubbers, high powered air movers, industrial-strength dehumidification equipment, and thermal imaging cameras all have crucial roles in the mitigation, cleanup and restoration process. Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore technicians are specially trained to use these tools and equipment to diagnose what areas of your property sustained damage and give them a distinct advantage to determine the most effective and efficient way to cleanup and restore your property damage.

SERVPRO professional restoration and construction managers and crews work together to give your water damage, fire damage or mold remediation project a seamless time-saving and often cost effective transition, making your property truly, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO professionals will cleanup and restore your Long Island property after seasonal water damage

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore professionals specialize in the cleanup and restoration of Long Island residential or commercial property after a seasonal water property damage emergency.

A Fast Water Removal Response Minimizes Damages

Our crews are available 24/7 to aid our local Suffolk County community with both commercial and residential water damage emergencies. A fast response and action to a water damage situation can significantly reduce the overall damage to your home or business. SERVPRO can deploy submersible pumps, water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. The capacities of these units are tailored to your situation. Our objective is to return your home to its original condition as quickly as possible.

If the water level is over two inches, each team of WRTs starts removal with a commercial grade, submersible pump. All water we remove goes directly in a drain, and not across the backyard to cause a problem for neighbors or the residents one street over. If possible, technicians direct it into sewer access if one is available.

For water levels under two inches, SERVPRO WRTs utilize extraction wands and other, smaller devices. Each one has three components, but technicians start by using only the pump option to remove water from the floors. Once they begin drawing water out of carpets, upholstery, and other items, they use the other two, a heater and vacuum to carefully draw water out of carpets and from between floorboards.

Water extraction is the heart of this water restoration process, and depending on the severity of your issue, can get accomplished in several ways. For smaller volumes needing removal, a combination of portable pumps and wet-vacs get used to pull the water from the floors. For larger projects, especially those that stand to risk the structural integrity of your home considerably, our SERVPRO technicians might opt to use a pump truck.

There’s no way to completely eliminate all risk of water damage to your property, but knowing common concerns, practicing good maintenance and taking preventative measures will reduce your risks and help you respond better if something does occur. About one in 50 insured homes has a property damage claim caused by water damage or freezing each year. Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore staff is highly trained and experienced in the cleanup and restoration of water property damage from seasonal temperature and precipitation. Our team can respond quickly and help you assess your damage and find a restoration solution that you can trust. If your home or business experiences a water or flood damage, calling our IICRC certified water restoration professionals can minimize the damage and help reduce your repair cost.

Most common water damage concerns impacting Long Island properties:

  • Worn Appliances and Equipment
    If your home or business has equipment that utilizes water, leakage is an ever-present danger. Air conditioners, water heaters and washing machines or anything that uses tubes, pipes, gaskets or filters to operate has the potential to leak. Regularly inspecting and maintaining your equipment, replacing old or worn parts and having adequate insulation can help prevent an unnecessary leak or pipe burst.

  • Roof Damage
    Make sure you’re checking your roof regularly, closely monitor for any damage to your perimeter flashing, roof membrane or roof penetrations like drains, pipes and gas lines. Over time, small concerns can cause incredible strain and lead to leaks leaving you with a minefield of potential hazards.

  • Faulty Pipes and Drains
    Your property’s plumbing system is susceptible to stoppages, clogs and other types of damage that could potentially spill over 250 gallons of water per day. Even a small leak can cause secondary damages such as mold growth or high-levels of humidity. Regular inspections and proper maintenance is critical to avoid plumbing concerns, look for outward signs of moisture, blue stains, rusting, cracking and bulging. Also, if your facility is exposed to lower temperatures, keep your pipes insulated at all times to prevent freezing.

  • Sprinkler Systems
    Overspray, installation errors and broken pipes and sprinkler heads can all cause water property damages. Always check your sprinkler system for signs of damage or rust, and replace them regularly to make sure they are functioning properly.

  • Mother Nature
    Natural disasters like hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding can do untold damage to your property. You certainly can’t control the weather, but you can control how ready you are for it. Keeping your gutters clear, installing barriers and storing sensitive files and electronics at a higher level are all things you can do to keep the damage minimal.

Calling water damage cleanup and mitigation specialists is essential to a successful property disaster restoration on Long Island

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a frustrating concern for many Long Island homeowners, mainly because it can occur with little to no warning in hard-to-reach places in the home. Non-weather water damage claims now cost over $6,700 on average, and losses exceeding $500,000 have doubled since 2016. Without fast action, water can quickly create thriving environments for mold and microbes that can cause health effects.  

SERVPRO restoration technicians are always available to restore your home or business to a pre loss condition. These Institute of Inspection Cleanup and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified pros receive extensive education on how to maintain the standards necessary for homes to be clean and safe after water-related disasters. The restoration process following a water damage can be complicated and unique depending on a variety of factors, our crews have experience and training to deal with all aspects of a water damage cleanup. Whether your water damage is a plumbing leak, an appliance malfunction or a leaky water heater our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore team is always available to lend a hand and our knowledge and resources to make your property “Like it never even happened.”

The 3 types of water damage affecting your home or business

There are numerous reasons why your Long Island home or business can suffer from flood and water damage– heavy rains, foundation seepage, broken appliances, sewage backup, high tides, plumbing problems and storm flooding. When time is of the essence, you need cleanup and repairs from the trusted SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore Disaster Restoration specialists. Rely on our Suffolk County SERVPRO crews and Emergency services to quickly clean up and remove the water and other fire, mold and water related damage to your property. SERVPRO professionals are available to help with your home or business restoration needs around the clock, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to restore your residential or commercial property, “Like it never even happened.”

When considering a solution to your Long Island commercial or residential property water damage, our SERVPRO technicians will assess what type of water caused the damage. This assessment will help our crew make the most effective plan for cleaning and removing the water, drying and mitigating the damage and repairing and restoring your property and contents correctly. When your home or business suffers a water damage there are 3 types of water that could have caused your property damage, including clean, grey and black water, understanding what type of water is affecting your property is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. Water carries hidden dangers that may not be immediately evident when you first see the damage. That’s why it’s recommended that you always choose a professional restoration service provider like SERVPRO to immediately assess and begin repair on any water damage affecting your property. We offer 24-hour Emergency Property Restoration Services to your Long Island neighborhood, excellent customer care and expedient remediation work that will return your home or commercial property to a safe, healthy and sanitary condition.

Three types of water damage – our SERVPRO restoration professionals can decide what to do next

Category 1: Clean water originates from a sanitary source such as a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean and poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. However, it may not always remain clean after it meets other surfaces or materials.

Category 2: Gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological).

Category 3: Black water is highly contaminated and filled with pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster; black water should always be handled by trained professionals.

RECOGNIZED AND TRUSTED WATER DAMAGE EXPERTS Restoring your home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC certified professionals. Our team closely inspects the damaged areas; measuring the moisture content, humidity and temperature to assess the full extent of the damage. They provide a step-by-step solution to restore and repair your property and contents to help minimize additional damages and get you back to normal quickly and efficiently. If your residential or commercial property has experienced water or sewage damage from any number of causes, we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help when you need us! Let our SERVPRO disaster restoration team determine the most effective methods and services to begin the cleanup, repair, and restoration process and get your property water damage corrected.

Our SERVPRO team has the knowledge and experience to mitigate unique commercial property damage

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

photos of disaster restoration projects Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to property recovery, our team will provide comprehensive solutions.

Commercial Property Disasters require a unique cleanup, restoration, and repair services, SERVPRO takes pride in delivering exceptional recovery solutions. 

Long Island is crammed with commercial properties, ranging from busy airports, local shopping centers, medical facilities, and small businesses, we have successfully completed cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial clients near you. Our restoration specialists worked cohesively to mitigate the water and fire damages and restore the kitchen and dining areas for customers and employees as soon as possible. The multiple certifications in specialties like Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) held by our crew members allows us to move from task to task without delay. 

Professional Disaster Restoration for commercial facilities during any size property damage event

SERVPRO offers Emergency Restoration Services in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your unique commercial property damage disaster needs. Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to your recovery, our team will provide comprehensive cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild options following a property fire disaster. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry providing advanced technology and training to a nationwide team of skilled technicians and project managers. Our crews have vast experience and knowledge offering a wide variety of restoration services to recover your commercial property with minimized cost and business interruption.

  • Our crews will assess the full damage of your property taking necessary steps to save as much of your inventory, appliances, equipment, furnishings, and inventory as possible.
  • They will do a complete inventory of all items removed from your property taking photos and documentation and return all salvageable items back to your business following the restoration process.
  • Our technicians work quickly and carefully to get your business up and running as soon as possible. Our project managers and staff will follow-up to make sure you are satisfied or address any other concerns.
  • Our construction managers can seamlessly begin putting back together any structural, interior, and exterior damages sustained during the initial disaster or as a result of the restoration and cleanup efforts. Our staff can work with your insurance and answer any concerns you may have about the process.

The full-service approach is why SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore delivers on our promise for fast and professional cleanup and restoration. After a local warehouse experienced ongoing high-humidity, mold became a major problem for the facility, affecting structural components and inventory. Our SERVPRO mold remediation specialists fixed the issue, providing microbial remediation, water damage mitigation and investigation, applied structural drying, commercial cleaning and deodorizing services to get the job done right.

SERVPRO is ready to help local businesses recover from any crisis big or small, our team has the answers to restore your property after a disaster

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

commercial building at night SERVPRO helps minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

Small businesses provide character and individuality to our community. It is neighbors helping neighbors - friends helping friends. Businesses help create a community, shaping the character of the locals and directly influence tourism. Businesses large and small are working extra hard to keep things business as usual, serving customers to the best of their ability. That is why when disaster strikes, it is critical for companies to know where to turn for disaster recovery services. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore has a tradition of helping local home and commercial property owners and managers recover from property disasters big and small. 

SERVPRO provides valuable knowledge to help plan for the recovery of your business following a fire, water, storm or mold property disaster. This past year our services expanded with the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, helping countless businesses with disinfecting services during the COVID-19 crisis. Our remediation specialists have been working with customers to develop both preventative and response-ready plans to keep safety for staff and patrons a top priority.

Our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan, combines our knowledge and experience dealing with disaster restoration and the valuable details your team can contribute about your facility.

According to the latest industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Planning ahead is key to helping you act quickly, minimize damage and maximize recovery.

While an emergency readiness plan can’t stop a disaster from happening, it can help a business be ready to handle a disaster during the event, and be better prepared to recover after. Developing a personalized SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) is a proactive step you take in collaboration with our team to minimize the effect of a disaster and expedite your recovery process.

During your ERP walk-through, one of our managers visits your site, and becomes familiar with your layout and operations. An evaluation of your commercial property’s strengths and vulnerabilities permits us to make recommendations that could save you from severe damage to the building’s structure, equipment, and contents in the event of a disaster.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the proper contacts for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire, or a hazardous flood. The best time to plan for any event is not when the water or flames are interrupting your routine, but well before it happens. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP) for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

CALL US TO GET STARTED FOR FREE TODAY!

SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore Always here to help!

SERVPRO Provides Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services to Long Island

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage illustration of town Our expert team has the experience, certifications, and equipment to complete any size restoration and rebuild.

Spring storms vary in degree of severity and duration and can last for a couple of hours or for several days. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore wants Long Island residents to know that when the storm hits and causes property damage, our crews are always here to help. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment and practices to find and remove water in a quick and efficient manner. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process from start to finish ensuring your experience with us goes seamlessly. When the unexpected happens to you, we have experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly.

Inspecting your property for seasonal damage can help avoid additional damage and mounting repair costs

Springtime is here and it’s time to open the windows and get outdoors - use the sunshine and warmer weather to inspect for seasonal property damage. Winter can be hard on your property with frigid temperatures and snow and ice. The effects of winter are especially evident to the exterior of our homes and buildings, it’s important to get any damage repaired quickly, before Spring has the chance to storm. 

Clean and Inspect the Exterior and Landscaping

While sprucing your yard, take the time to clear out overgrown bushes, dead plants, watering cans, garden tools and other items cluttering your landscape. Messy outdoor spaces and exterior structural systems like your roof and gutters can often lead to property damage, including slow water leaks or poor ventilation, cleaning up your surroundings will prevent accidents and increase the safety and security of your property.

  • Examine the roof
    Winter storms can take a toll on your roof, so be sure to inspect it thoroughly once spring rolls around. Look for things like missing, buckled, or otherwise damaged shingles, roof damage can lead to water and mold damage. Call a licensed and insured roofing expert to perform repairs, if you experience water intrusion or see visible signs of mold give SERVPRO a call for help.

  • Check and clean gutters and downspout
    Gutters and downspouts divert rainwater away from your roof and foundation, which is especially important when seasonal showers begin. Make sure all gutters are secure and unimpeded by debris. If your gutters seem damaged from the winter weather, make sure to replace them quickly.

  • Exterior walls
    A thorough inspection of the exterior walls will help to identify trouble spots. Paint is your house’s first defense, it works as an added layer of protection from the elements, helping to keep your home safe from weather damage, and insects.

  • Check foundation and walkways
    Fix and fill cracks in your foundation, porch and walkways
    Fluctuating temperatures and water can cause your foundation, porch or walkways to crack during the winter months. Reduce the opportunity for water damage by filling these cracks as soon as possible to prevent structural damage.

  • Check outdoor faucets and plumbing
    Now that spring is here, you’ll want to get started on gardening. If you turned outdoor faucets off and winterized pool plumbing to prevent frozen pipes in the winter, open them back up and check that they are all working properly.

  • Trim tree and shrub overgrowth
    Give the plants and trees on your property a once over, make sure to trim them, especially if there is a danger that they could fall on your home or car.

Emergency Response Property Disaster Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore is committed to making the cleanup, restoration and rebuild process for our customers organized, efficient and successful, after a frustrating and confusing property disaster event. Whether your home or building sustained damages from a storm, flood, fire or water disaster, you’ll have trusted and compassionate professionals by your side. We will work with you to survey the extent of the property damage, develop a plan for cleanup, restoration and reconstruction. Disaster restoration and repairs for your Nassau or Suffolk County  commercial or residential property is best left to professionals. Our SERVPRO professionals are skilled with the complexities of removing water and the water extraction, drying, dehumidifying, disinfecting and removal equipment required to complete your home or commercial building cleanup and repair properly. Our expert team has the experience, certifications, and equipment to complete any size restoration and rebuild project quickly, correctly, and affordably.

Focus on safety to avoid backyard summer fire hazards and property damage from grills, fire pits, and candles

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

flame roasted marshmallow Spring and Summer Fire Hazards can lead to property fire damage, our team is here to help with safety tips.

Open flames are hazardous whatever time of year, the changing of the season to warmer weather brings outside spring and summer fire hazards to your backyard. This year as our community continues to endure the global pandemic and people are encouraged to entertain in small groups outdoors and with social distance, outside spaces will likely see more use. Much like every other type of property disaster, BBQ’s, fire pits, portable heaters, and other cooking or recreational flames can cause accidental damage. 

Spring and Summer Fire Hazards can cause property damage in your backyard

Summer is a fun time for most, family and friends gather for pool parties, and people take vacations, but Summer is also a prime time for home fires. Every year, there are between 350,000 and 400,000 home fires in the U.S. (according to the National Fire Protection Association). Your home is at risk of catching fire for a variety of reasons no matter what the season, knowing some common reasons for residential fire damage can be important to fire prevention. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore has been providing property disaster cleanup and restoration service to fire damage victims for nearly 30 years, our IICRC certified fire damage restoration specialists arrive ready to rescue and recover your home and property following a fire, "Like it never even happened."

Common causes of residential fire property damage disasters:

Grilling: Nothing announces the arrival of summer like firing up the grill. In the summer months, many people grill outdoors for various holidays and barbecue dinners. In fact, 5,700 home grill-related fires occur each year

Prevention tips: To prevent barbecue fires, check for gas leaks before use, regularly clean your barbeque, and try to create a dedicated safe barbecuing space that is free of clutter and away from children.

Fire pits/Heaters: On cool summer nights, kids and adults alike will enjoy a cozy place to gather and stay warm. Fire pits are known to be a great source of warmth and ambience. Unfortunately, due to the increase in popularity, the number of fire-related injuries and accidents is on the rise as well. The good news is that with the proper safety precautions, a fire pit can be safely enjoyed by the whole family.

Prevention tips: Before striking the match, never place a pit closer than 10 feet from anything flammable, including your house and overhead tree branches. Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the fire. 

Electrical fires: About 2,300 residential air conditioners start fires each year. These fires are usually the result of inadequate wiring while having to deal with heavy electric loads, short circuits, or other electrical malfunctions. It’s not just the AC that catches on fire, if your AC heats up, flammable materials near your unit can catch on fire. Fires are most likely to occur when it’s hottest outside—between 2 and 8 p.m. 

Prevention tips: Using fans may allow you to set your thermostat a degree or two warmer than you may have been able to stand otherwise—especially if you rotate the blades clockwise, which directs airflow downward and prevents hotter air from rising up and signaling the A/C unit to kick on.

Candles/Torches: A flickering flame is both comforting and exciting, they are guaranteed to elevate your backyard living space. Adding candles and torches can provide ambient lighting and also fend off mosquitoes and other nighttime insects when used with citronella. Yet, similar to anything that involves a fire or open flame, It’s important to exercise caution when installing, handling, and storing these creative outdoor lighting options.

Prevention tips: It’s important to exercise caution with these lighting options, consider placement carefully no not place torches under trees, overhangs or near other flammable materials. Position torches at least 6 feet away from the house or other structures. Never leave an open flame unattended, keep an eye on any flames and ensure they are entirely out before you go inside for the night.

Be aware of the risk of fires and prepare by checking the batteries in your smoke detectors and having functioning fire extinguishers. If you find yourself faced with a fire emergency this summer, we are here to help!

The Damage Caused by a Property Fire 

To repair the property entirely after experiencing a damaging fire, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Fire damage is multi-faceted and to recover as much of your property as possible contacting professionals right away with experience, equipment and training will help avoid additional repairs and costs. Our Long Island SERVPRO technicians know what steps to take to assess your property and possessions, they can look for hidden damages and quickly start to mitigate concerns to avoid further damage from smoke and soot, documenting damages and removing items for restoration. 

Why Choosing a Professional Disaster Restoration Company, like SERVPRO is Important?

SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore offers Emergency Restoration Services in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your unique Long Island commercial property damage disaster needs. Our staff and restoration managers understand that a rapid response is critical to your recovery, our team will provide comprehensive cleanup, mitigation, restoration and rebuild options following a property fire disaster. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry providing advanced technology and training to a nationwide team of skilled technicians and project managers. Our crews have vast experience and knowledge offering a wide variety of restoration services to recover your commercial property with minimized cost and business interruption.

  • Our crews will assess the full damage of your property taking necessary steps to save as much of your inventory, appliances and equipment, furnishings and inventory as possible.
  • They will do a complete inventory of all items removed from your property taking photos and documentation, and return all salvageable items back to your business following the restoration process.
  • Our technicians work quickly and carefully to get your business up and running as soon as possible. Our project managers and staff will follow-up to make sure you are satisfied or address any other concerns.
  • Our construction managers can seamlessly begin putting back together any structural, interior and exterior damages sustained during the initial disaster or as a result of restoration and cleanup. Our staff can work with your insurance and answer any concerns you may have about the process.

If your property is in need of fire damage repair, find an experienced and certified fire damage restoration service near you.

Hiring a trusted leader in fire and water damage restoration ensures that your home repairs will be properly handled after fire damage. It‘s essential to find a reliable and experienced fire restoration expert who is able to offer a range of services. This includes everything from smoke damage restoration to soot damage repair to water restoration and removal.