You can't control the increase of allergens in the spring air, but you can improve your indoor air quality.
SERVPRO cleaning crews can reduce allergens in your home or business and assure healthy air quality throughout your property.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore has ways to improve your indoor air quality with Professional Cleaning and Odor Removal Services to reduce indoor allergens.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore offers cleaning and maintenance services to benefit your Sayville, Oakdale, East Islip or Bay Shore, Long Island home or business:
- Creating a Clean & Healthy Living/Working Environment
- Reducing Allergens and Irritants to alleviate allergy symptoms
- Removing Unpleasant Smells and Odors
- Improving Air Flow Efficiency
Through normal use HVAC units, air ducts, registers, upholstery, carpets and flooring can all collect dust, dirt and pollen. Scheduling periodic professional cleaning and odor removal services with our SERVPRO cleaning crews during spring can reduce allergens in your home or business and assure healthy air quality throughout your Sayville, Bayport, Bohemia, Oakdale, East Islip or Bay Shore property. SERVPRO commercial cleaning services can help minimize indoor allergens and alleviate your seasonal allergy symptoms and improve the overall indoor air quality of your home or business.
Your local SERVPRO offer solutions that may help alleviate allergy symptoms by promoting healthy indoor air quality, our Long Island services include:
- HVAC unit Cleaning
- Air Duct and Register Cleaning
- Intensive Carpet & Floor Cleaning
- Odor Removal
HVAC Unit Cleaning, Air Duct and Vent Cleaning
The air inside your Holbrook, Deer Park, Ronkonkoma, or Sayville home/business is full of tiny particles like dust, pollen and debris. When your furnace or air conditioner draws air, it also pulls in airborne particles. Over time, these contaminants can build up inside the ducts, reducing airflow and re-circulating allergens throughout your living/working space. HVAC systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality and a leading cause in increased allergy symptoms. Keeping dust, pollen, pet dander, and other irritants out of the air you breathe involves more than changing the air filter, proper HVAC unit and air duct maintenance is essential to reducing allergens inside your commercial or residential property and improve air quality. Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore professionals use commercial-grade duct-cleaning equipment, brushes, and air whips, that remove dust and debris trapped inside your duct system and leave your property with optimal indoor air quality.
Thorough Upholstery, Carpet and Floor Cleaning
Our cleaning crews will address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets, dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. Scheduling a SERVPRO deep cleaning service every 12-18 months by an IICRC trained professional will renew the look of your upholstery, carpet and flooring by removing the deepest dirt and debris. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore utilizes the best technology and highest-quality equipment that effectively removes dust, pollen and other allergens to keep your home or business allergen free and your carpets and flooring looking like new.
Rely on SERVPRO professionals to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home/business. Take advantage of our home and business cleaning services to minimize unwanted odors. Our Long Island crews have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. Our experienced technicians have access to specialized odor removal products and equipment capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize odors and help restore your home or business to a safe, healthy and fresh environment.
CLEANING TIPS to Help You Control Indoor Allergens and Improve Indoor Air Quality
The best way to improve your air quality is to get rid of the sources of allergens and irritants from your home or business. Take measures to lessen your contact with allergens. Other suggestions to increase the flow of outdoor air into your home and reduce humidity as much as possible.
Here are cleaning tips you may want to add to your regular routine to reduce indoor allergens
- Reducing dust-collecting clutter
- Regularly vacuuming carpeted floors with a double-bag or HEPA filter vacuum
- Dusting blinds and window treatments bi-weekly
- Regularly washing blankets and throw rugs
- Washing all bed linens in hot water every week
- Keeping counters and other hard surfaces clean and dry
- Getting all water damage restored quickly
- Benefits of Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning
Like furnaces and air conditioners, air ducts need proper cleaning and maintenance to perform at their best. More frequent duct cleaning is suggested if you have indoor pets or are sensitive to indoor air quality issues for example you suffer from asthma. Keeping ducts clear of dust and debris can also help reduce your energy bill and improve air quality in your home/business. You should also have your ducts cleaned if you have recently renovated your home or business, as this will increase the amount of dust in your forced air system. It’s also a good idea to have your HVAC system and air ducts cleaned and services following a property damage event.
The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:
- Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
- May help to eliminate offensive odors.
- Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
Suffolk technicians will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your commercial or residential HVAC system.
If indoor allergens are causing your seasonal allergies to flare up, reach for the phone. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore professionals are trained technicians, with state-of-the-art equipment and unique knowledge and experience to pay careful attention to the details that matter most when cleaning and restoring your property to a healthy work or living environment.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore Responds to Flood or Storm Water Property Damage Immediately
Our SERVPRO Storm Property Restoration Team has the experience and resources to handle your Long Island weather related storm/water property damage.
It’s critical to take quick action following a flood or storm water intrusion to your local Long Island home or business.
If it’s a roof leak, exterior damage, a cracked foundation or basement flooding, causing your water property damage, call our Disaster Restoration Specialists at SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore to begin taking steps to stop the water damage from becoming an even bigger disaster. 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. They provide a step-by-step solutions to restore and repair your local Long Island property and contents to help minimize additional damages, we provide services to Medford, Coram, Selden, Centreach, Patchogue and Farmingville.
OUR LONG ISLAND STORM & FLOOD WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE
- Water Extraction
- Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
- Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
- Remediating mold and mildew
- Reconstruction and Repairs
Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore Storm Property Restoration Team has the experience and resources to handle your weather related water property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after your property suffers a disaster storm water damage and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help to repair your home or business when you need us!
Call our Storm Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Repair team.
Spring is here, now is the best time to check for water and mold property damage caused by Winter storms and temperatures.
Winter weather can be hard on your residential or commercial property perform a Spring Property Inspect for water or mold damage.
Here are some tips for where to inspect your home or business for potential winter property damage disasters.
Even after a very milder winter, it is critical to assess your property’s exterior to make sure the cold weather hasn’t left you with property damage. It’s also important to react quickly and take the necessary steps to prevent property damage from compounding, spring showers are on the horizon.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore responded to a local Sayville, NY property that suffered a water damage disaster indoors due to winter weather and water intrusion. A roof leak went undetected for some time, causing significant water intrusion and secondary damages from the top down. Our professional SERVPRO service technicians were onsite quickly to treat the water and mold damage to the roof, walls and floors. The drying process was started by placing large commercial drying equipment in the area. Once the area is dry, the restoration and rebuilding process could begin.
Winter weather can be hard on your Long Island residential or commercial property be sure to look for problems that frigid temperatures, snow and ice may have caused.
Winter weather can cause upwards of three and a half billion dollars of property damage in the U.S.
Winter storms are accompanied by lots of moisture – snow, freezing rain, ice, hail and wind – come together to create common issues like ice dams, frozen pipes and frost heave that may cause damage to your home or business. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore is always ready to respond to your Sayville, Bohemia, Central Islip, Bay Shore property damage restoration needs quickly, and we can begin the restoration process immediately. Our local disaster restoration services include an inspection and assessment of the damaged areas, water removal/water extraction, drying and dehumidification, cleaning and repairs, restoration and building as necessary. There are several common problem areas to inspect during spring for potential damage, including your roof and gutter system, foundation and yard, plumbing system and your property’s exterior. From the top down these areas could see potential damage from the worst that the winter elements can bring.
A TOP DOWN APPROACH TO SEASONAL LONG ISLAND SPRING PROPERTY DAMAGE INSPECTION AREAS:
- Roof and Gutter System Damage:
The function of your roof and gutter system is to remove excess water from your property to prevent damage. High winds, hail and winter storms can tear off or destroy shingles and ice can obstruct the flow of water in gutters and downspouts, allowing water to breach the structure. Winter forces can cause obvious holes in your roof from wind or branches, but additionally less noticeable damage from hail or other debris can cause indentations and divots that overtime can lead to ice and moisture damage. Heavy buildup of ice on your roof can cause your gutters and downspouts to separate from your roofline, disrupting the flow of water and cause water intrusion and damage to the inside of your home or business. It’s a good idea each spring to inspect your roof, gutters and downspouts for visible damage, debris and that they are functioning properly.
- Window, Door and Exterior Damage:
Cold temperatures, snow and hail can take a toll on the structure of your property including the windows, doors and exterior of your home or business. Without proper repair, peeling paint, cracks in sealant and other damage could lead to moisture infiltration and a water damage disaster. After winter passes, damaged paint should be removed, primed, sealed and repainted. Cracks and air leaks should be sealed and repaired to prevent more devastating damage later, and missing siding should be replaced before springtime showers arrive to prevent additional water and structural damages.
- Foundation and Other Drainage Problems:
Another potential casualty of winter weather is your foundation and yard. Hairline cracks in the concrete of a foundation that develop naturally over time can expand, causing major structural damage over time if not properly taken care of quickly. Water can find its way into cracks, freeze and make them larger during the frigid cold months of winter. Getting your foundation repaired in the spring can help prevent more problems from developing as time goes by. The best way to avoid foundation damage is to keep moisture moving away from your foundation. Each spring check your gutters and downspouts for debris or clogs, make sure they are functioning properly, and that they drain at least 10 feet away from your home. Make sure the ground around your home is graded away from your foundation and consider adding a rain garden to your property to combat a bigger problem.
- Plumbing Damage:
Another vulnerable system in your Long Island home or business that could be damaged from cold winter temperatures is your plumbing. To adequately deliver water to and from your sinks, boiler, and spickets your plumbing system keeps the water forever flowing. However, during cold winter days and nights cracks and stresses can occur and eventually lead to leaks and pipe breaks that can have a damaging effect on your local commercial or residential property. Remember to survey your pipes regularly for cracks and leaks, paying closest attention to the pipes that are closest to the elements or in poorly insulated areas such as the basement or crawlspace, or outside walls and attics. Take this opportunity to add some additional insulation as a precautionary measure for the future winter weather to come.
Take a Proactive Approach:
Taking a proactive approach to property damage starts with making these inspections during your springtime routine. First and Secondary water damage is multi-faceted and can affect almost every area of your home or business which had water or flood intrusion. If you see any signs of suspected water damage or other types of property damage including mold, smoke, biohazard. Your best course of action is to contact your local Islip or Brookhaven, NY Disaster Restoration Professionals our SERVPRO crews are trained and certified to handle your water restoration, mold remediation, and other cleanup and property restoration needs. We can arrive quickly perform an inspection, and get you started on the road to recovery and restoration, “Like it never even happened.”
Effective Winter Storm Restoration: Our SERVPRO team has the answers to your property damage repair concerns.
Frigid winter weather and Blizzard conditions can cause BIG problems for Long Island home and business owners.
Frigid winter weather and Blizzard conditions can cause BIG problems for Long Island home and business owners; restore your property damage with our SERVPRO of cleanup and restoration team.
As we settle in for what may or may not be an arctic cold and blizzard filled winter, it makes sense to review some basic steps to help shield your Oakdale, Sayville, Ronkonkoma, Bay Shore or Deer Park home and family or your business and employees from the worst that Northeast Winters can offer. Cold temperatures, snow, ice, blizzard conditions with high winds and dangerous wind chills all contribute to the possible threat of a Long Island residential or commercial property disaster. Whether it’s a burst plumbing pipe or your water heater, an electrical fire or your furnace or fireplace has a puff back, winter poses a serious threat to your home or business from a fire, smoke, water or sewage property damage event.
Did your Islip or Brookhaven County – Long Island home or business experience a pipe break over the last several weeks during the arctic blast that hit the Northeast?
Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore team has been helping our local communities for nearly 30 years, we are prepared with expert training and quality equipment to mitigate and restore your commercial or residential property. Our technicians are available 24-7 with our Emergency Service Team to help cleanup and repair your property damage from water, sewage, smoke or fire. Our priority is providing quick and effective service and solutions to restore your property and belongings, “Like it never even happened.”
When Long Island winter storms are coming to your East Islip, Oakdale, Bohemia, Central Islip and Bay Shore property it’s important to be prepared, our SERVPRO teams are ready and always prepared to handle any size property disaster. Calling SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore after you experience water damage from ice dams or basement flooding from ice buildup or excessive snow melt, can be the difference from a quick cleanup and mitigation or costly restoration, construction and mold remediation services.
UNDERSTAND WINTER WEATHER TERMINOLOGY
- Winter Weather Outlook: Meteorologists issue this typically 3-5 days prior to a winter storm when they believe wintery conditions are possible.
- Winter Weather Advisory: Issued typically 2-3 days prior to a possible hazardous winter weather storm that could cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”
- Winter Weather Watch: Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a winter storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a winter storm, blizzard, or other hazardous wintery conditions such as freezing rain.
- Winter Weather Warning: Warnings alert the public 2-24 hours before a winter storm occurs. Issued for hazardous winter weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”
Blizzard Warning: Sustained wind or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 miles per hour accompanied by falling and/or blowing snow, frequently visibilities less than 1/4 of a mile for at least 3 hours.
Winter Storm Warning: Heavy Snow (snow accumulation of 6 inches or more in 12 hours or 8 inches or more in 24 hours), Sleet (accumulation of ice pellets 1/2 of an inch and greater), Ice (accumulation of 1/4 of an inch or more) and/or heavy Snow and Blowing Snow (wind is below blizzard criteria).
SERVPRO CAN HELP WITH WATER PROPERTY EMERGENCIES FOLLOWING STORM FLOODING OR FREEZING WINTER WEATHER
Northeast Winter Storms can bring any number of potential hazards to your Long Island commercial or residential property, including fallen tree limbs, hail, blizzard winds and heavy rain and snow. Your home or business is at risk from a collapsed roof, or frozen pipe burst, once a significant amount of water from flooding or moisture affects your home or business, problems from water damage can start to occur.
It’s critical to take quick action and call our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore team to begin taking steps to stop the damage from becoming an even bigger disaster. 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 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.
OUR LOCAL LONG ISLAND STORM & WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE
- Water Extraction
- Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
- Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
- Remediating mold and mildew
- Reconstruction and Repairs
Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore Storm Team has the experience and resources to handle your winter weather property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after the storm and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help when you need us! Call our Cleanup, Restoration and Repair teams @(631) 563-1709.
Types of Water Damages and How SERVPRO Restoration Professionals Can Help
If your commercial property has water damage in the Long Island area, consult a local SERVPRO professional clean-up and restoration service team.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore has helped countless local Sayville, Holbrook, Bohemia, East Islip, Bay Shore and Central Islip business owners with emergency commercial water removal services following invasive, problematic water damage issues that have threatened to halt normal business operations. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in emergency property restoration and cleanup situations of any type or magnitude. Our water mitigation and restoration professionals care about your employees' health and business operations, they work efficiently and quickly to restore your property, “Like it never even happened.” We know how important your time is, our goal is to help you stay open, operational, and in business.
RECOGNIZED AND TRUSTED WATER DAMAGE EXPERTS
If you find that your office, warehouse, restaurant or other commercial property in Islip Long Island has experienced water or sewage damage, from broken plumbing, flooding, roof leaks or other types of water damage the most effective solution is to hire a restoration company like SERVPRO to begin the cleanup, repair, and restoration process. When your Sayville, Oakdale, Central Islip or Bay Shore home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. We offer 24-hour services, excellent customer service, and expedient remediation work that return your home to a safe, sanitary condition.
THERE ARE 3 BASIC CATEGORIES OF WATER
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.
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).
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.
THE 4 PRIMARY CLASSIFICATIONS OF WATER DAMAGE
- Class 1 is the least amount of water, absorption and evaporation. It affects only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture. Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present.
- Class 2 involves a large amount of water, absorption and evaporation. It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad). Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches. There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.
- Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation. Water may have come from overhead. Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushions and subfloor in virtually all the entire area is saturated.
- Class 4 relates to specialty drying situations. Wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (eg. hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, light-weight concrete and stone). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity. These types of losses may require longer drying times and special methods.
We have the knowledge, experience and proper equipment to locate any hidden moisture lurking out of sight and clean up water damage of any size and get it done right the first time.
Moisture sensors, which are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls. We have moisture meters that we use to test the actual moisture content of materials. The meters allow our technicians to accurately monitor the drying process. Our team also has thermohygrometers on hand to measure temperature and relative humidity, which ensures techs can calculate and create an environment that is most conducive to drying.
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When you have a commercial or residential water damage, don’t leave your property to chance.
Call SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore (631) 563-1709
As a locally owned and operated business, Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore teams are close by and ready to respond to your Sayville, Oakdale, Central Islip or Bay Shore water and flood damage emergency. As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience.
Getting your commercial property back in order doesn’t have to be a total loss. If you are experiencing a flooded commercial property in the Islip, Long Island area, make sure to consult a local SERVPRO professional clean-up and restoration crew as soon as possible to help ensure proper and thorough cleanup.
WHEN WINTER STORMS ATTACK YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS OUR LONG ISLAND SERVPRO TEAM CAN HELP
Our team takes every step possible to minimize the intrusion while working on the cleanup and restoration of your winter storm property damage.
Winter weather can cause damage from top to bottom in your East Islip, Oakdale, Sayville or Bay Shore home or business. Our weather patterns have become increasingly unpredictable, resulting in heavy snow and freezing temperatures one day and warmer temperatures and rain the next. Ice, freezing rain, wind and snow all play a role in winter property damage losses.
The good news SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore is always here to help, our specialized equipment and highly trained professional staff has the scope of services to handle your Islip, Long Island property restoration needs from start to finish. We understand you may not have all the answers, this maybe the first traumatic experience with your residential or commercial property, calling our team connects you to a professional staff that can provide the answers to your restoration concerns and tailor a solution to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
The winter season creates the most common and costly claims for Bay Shore, Brightwaters, Islip, Oakdale home and business owners, and winter-related claims are on the rise, likely due to the severity of storms and increase in the number of people with insurance protection. Over 50% of ALL homeowner claims come from wintery wind, hail, and weather-related water damage.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore is prepared with highly trained professionals and top-notch equipment to be your number one resource during these times of distress. No property disaster is too large for us to handle, our professionals can find solutions to restore your property, “Like it never even happened.”
ROOF DAMAGE: We often take for granted the work our roofs do for us during tough Long Island winters, they keep us safe, dry and warm from the worst winter snow and ice storms. They bear the brunt of the elements, over time the cycle of snow and ice accumulation can have devastating effects and cause major damage to roofing materials and weaken the structural components. Excessive snow loads and weakened roofing materials from ice dams, pooling or leakage are all possible problems that can cause water to infiltrate your home or business and cause water damage.
PIPE BURSTS: We also take for granted the plumbing system in our home or business we just know the water is running or in the case of a pipe freeze (not running). During the winter it gets cold and your pipes feel that too, if your pipes get too cold, the water inside will freeze. The ice can expand causing tiny stresses and breaks or a burst, when the ice melts water begins to leak and causes water property damage to your Long Island home or business. Freezing pipes are a major concern, and a priority for our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore team; learn more about how we can help. Freezing pipes account for 18% of all water damage claims, damage from pipe bursts can include flooding, ceiling collapse, floor and wall damage, contents and electronic damage and mold.
WET BASEMENTS: A Basement is a wonderful asset to your home or business, it can provide additional storage or living space to a crowded property. During winter months melting snow can cause water damage in your basement from faulty gutters, cracks in foundations and improper drainage. Water damage is one of the most common and worst side effects of water leakage or flooding in a basement. In addition to contributing to structural and foundation problems, basement water damage can destroy your personal belongings and interior decorative finishes and it also has the power to create the perfect environment for toxic mold growth.
Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have experience working with a variety of water damage situations both big and small. We have seen flooding and carpet issues, to broken or frozen pipe and plumbing issues, and basement and roof leaks. Our technicians understand that a property damage event can be traumatic and unexpected; they realize time and efficiency are important and they take every step possible to minimize the intrusion while executing the cleanup and restoration of your home or business.
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SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore provides 24-hour emergency services to Long Island communities, Sayville, Oakdale, Islip, Bay Shore and Deer Park for fire, smoke, sewage and water and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. Our service pros respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
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FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR LONG ISLAND HOME
If you have experienced fire or smoke damage in your residence it is important to contact SERVPRO for quick and effective mitigation and restoration.
FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION SOLUTIONS AND HOME FIRE PREVENTION TIPS FOR SAYVILLE, EAST ISLIP AND BAY SHORE
Artic temperatures across the Northeast have Long Island homeowners in Islip and Brookhaven getting warm and cozy by their fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. It is important to remember proper maintenance and fire safety actions when starting that fire this season, for the first time and each time after. Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves pose a considerable fire threat to your home and family, a fire can result in the loss of personal items, property and even life. Taking proper precautions when using your fireplace or wood-burning stove can help you avoid a property fire disaster negatively impacting your life this winter.
Chimney fires and puffbacks can cause major destruction to your home and possessions; smoke and soot can continue to cause damage long after the flames have gone out.
If you have experienced fire or smoke damage in your Sayville, Bohemia, East Islip or Bay Shore home it is important to contact the SERVPRO team for quick and effective mitigation and restoration, depending on the surface material and the duration and time elapsed, damage from soot and smoke maybe completely reversible. Smoke and soot cleanup is expensive and time-consuming, our SERVPRO professionals take careful steps to minimize further damage from soot staining, mold and mildew, rust and corrosion and improve the air quality in your home following a fire emergency. Our trained professionals have the knowledge, skills and equipment to restore your property quickly and efficiently saving you valuable time and money.
STEPS FOR PROPER FIRE PROPERTY RESTORATION:
STEP 1: THE INSPECTION
The first step in the fire mitigation process is determining the cause of the fire, as well as the extent of the smoke damage, and then documenting it through photos to provide to the homeowner’s insurance company. How the fire was started and what materials were damaged gives insight to our professionals on how best to cleanup and restore the loss areas. SERVPRO professionals will explain the cleaning process, go over what you can expect from the demolition and repair/rebuild phases, explain the types of equipment used during the process and begin to decide what items are salvageable after a thorough inventory has been completed.
STEP 2: PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE WITH CLEANUP & INTERVENTION
SERVPRO cleanup teams will remove any contents from your home as quickly as possible to minimize further damage, our technicians will focus on improving air quality and removing soot and debris to avoid continued damage to your home and contents. HERE TO HELP TIP: If you can turn off your homes HVAC system until a professional arrives for the inspection to avoid spreading contamination to unaffected areas. Our restoration professionals may recommend having vents, ducts and furnaces cleaned/serviced to prevent soot from circulating throughout the home.
STEP 3: REMOVAL OF ITEMS DAMAGED BY FIRE AND SMOKE
SERVPRO professionals know how important your Sayville, Oakdale, Bay Shore or Brightwaters home and possessions are, we take extra care in removing items, and involve homeowners during the inventory process. Make sure to notify our SERVPRO technicians of important/sentimental items, or things your family may need returned to them quickly. Contents are photographed, inventoried and packaged, and then taken offsite to our cleaning facility where they’re stored during the repairs. Since the fire cleanup process can vary, it’s common for fire- or smoke-damaged items to be inventoried and later determined as salvageable or non-salvageable.
STEP 4: CONTAINMENT, MITIGATION, REPAIRS AND RESTORATION
SERVPRO professionals will start with containment to help restrict odors and debris from contaminating the air throughout the house and keep the damage contained at the source of the fire and affected areas of the home.
Mitigation – water restoration equipment including air movers and dehumidifiers will remove moisture from walls, flooring and subflooring. Our SERVPRO team will give advice when deciding what items and materials to clean and restored, or what should be replaced. Carpets, fabrics and other porous materials usually need special attention because they are easily ruined. SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore’s licensed construction team is an asset to our organization, with them our professionals can provide an additional estimate to continue your complete home restoration solutions with scheduling your repairs and reconstruction phase getting homeowners back into their property as quickly as possible.
WHILE YOU COZY UP TO YOUR FIREPLACE or WOOD-BURNING STOVE PRACTICE THESE FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Before making a fire in the fireplace, open the damper and crack open a window, keep the screen closed to encourage airflow up into the chimney. Light a match, blow it out and watch the smoke to see if it is properly going up the chimney. To increase the draft in your chimney, burn your fires hot and for short periods of time instead of all day. Improper airflow can cause smoke and soot damage to your home’s contents. Poor airflow can result from excessive creosote deposits, closed or plugged dampers, malfunctioning flues, and chimney blockages or a dirty cap, always remember never leave a fire unattended.
Avoid using wood from recently cut trees, they contain high levels of moisture which contributes to additional smoke and deposits inside your chimney. Seasoned and dry wood appears dark, has cracks on the end and will sound hollow when hitting another piece of wood. Look for signs of creosote and soot buildup, creosote is a dark substance that accumulates if wood isn’t burning completely, it’s a major factor in chimney fires and a good reason to have an annual inspection to avoid costly fire property damage and repairs.
SERVPRO professionals have all the tools, equipment, and experience necessary to manage your entire Oakdale, Bohemia, East Islip, or Bay Shore property restoration from beginning to end. Our team work tirelessly to produce quality results from quick and effective mitigation, to putting the finishing touches on any repairs and reconstruction needed to complete the job.
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SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore services Suffolk County – Long Island, including Sayville, Bohemia, East Islip, Bay Shore and Brightwaters providing full-service solutions for all your fire, smoke, sewage and water emergency situations 24/7, 365, day or night. Call us today for access to fully IICRC certified cleaning and restoration professionals you can trust. (631) 563-1709
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Acting fast after a fire, smoke or water property damage could be the difference between restoring your home quickly or needing extensive repairs.
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Property Emergencies happen every day, acting fast after your Long Island property damage from fire, smoke or water could mean the difference between restoring your home quickly to preloss condition or needing extensive and expensive reconstruction. We put the best people, in the best locations, and give them the best resources to give your property the BEST results.
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Serving America Since 1967
Since 1967, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been assisting client's fire and water damage cleanup and restoration needs across the United States, locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore has been helping Long Island residents and business owners with property losses in this community for nearly 30 years, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is an extremely important component to the service advantage that the SERVPRO near you can provide.
OUR Experience - Following a fire and smoke or water property damage to your home or business a courteous SERVPRO professional will lead the way. Our skilled technicians perform an inspection; checking for hazards and making a detailed list of professional services that can help restore your home and contents. After explaining everything in detail, our technicians get to work restoring your home. You’ll see the SERVPRO advantage with a team on site, each performing different tasks designed to reach a specific goal. At the end of our restoration process, our technicians make sure you are satisfied with the work we have done, we have corrected any existing problems and remove our supplies and equipment making sure we have achieved the desired goal of restoring your home or business.
OUR Training - SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore’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 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.
Are you looking for a reliable restoration company, SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore can quickly and effectively reverse your property’s fire, smoke, water or mold damage, and restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.” Give SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore a call @ (631) 563-1709 we can promptly send one of our professionals to access your Deer Park, East Islip, Sayville, Oakdale or other local Suffolk Long Island damage and get started on your repairs.
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Prevent a Frozen Water Damage Event in Your Long Island Home or Business this winter.
Freezing temperatures can be incredibly dangerous to your home or business, frozen water, snow and ice can cause significant property damage.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore professionals specialize in the cleanup and restoration of your Oakdale, Sayville, Bohemia, East Islip, Deer Park or Bay Shore residential or commercial property after a frozen water property damage emergency.
Winter weather and freezing temperatures can be incredibly dangerous to your home or business, frozen water, snow and ice can all lead to significant property damage disasters. On Average each year a quarter of a million homeowners will experience the destructive power of frozen water problems including, frozen pipe bursts, ice dams and other leaking water damage occurrences. A frozen pipe alone can result in gallons of water spilling over your floors, leaking or pouring through ceilings and walls, and ruining furniture and other valuable processions.
Our SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore staff is highly trained and experienced in the cleanup and restoration of your frozen water property damage from frigid Northeast temperatures. Our team can respond quickly and help you assess your damage and find a restoration solution that you can trust.
TOP FROZEN WATER PROPERTY DAMAGE CONCERNS
Ice dams occur after a Long Island snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures, common weather conditions in the Northeast during Winter. Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and warms the underside of the roof causing snow and ice to melt. The melted water refreezes on the cold overhang and can form icicles and an ice dam on the roof and gutters. This process can cause damage to the roof which can cause water to leak into the home causing water damage to the ceiling, walls, insulation and other areas.
LEAKING BASEMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS
Wet basements are a common occurrence for many homeowners in Long Island, the impact of heavy snow, ice and rain on saturated soil often leads to water leaks, flooding and other types of basement and foundation water damage. Wet basements can lead to significant structural damage, destroy furnishings and other belongings and commonly lead to elevated mold and humidity issues.
FROZEN WATER PIPES
When Northeast temperatures drop to at or below freezing, the water flowing in your plumbing has the potential to freeze. Water expands when it freezes, the expansion of the frozen water can cause a rupture, causing catastrophic flood damage. It’s important to note that the break often occurs between the frozen point and the faucet, as the ice blocks the pipe and the water pressure increases leading to stress on the pipe. Pipes that run through the exterior walls are particularly at risk, but those that run through low- or uninsulated attics and crawlspaces can also freeze.
Although, these frozen water damage situations are very common, sometimes the damage could have largely been prevented by taking a few preventative steps ahead of time. These are a few tips you can take to try and avoid turning the coming frigid days and nights into inconvenient and expensive property disasters.
HELP PREVENT FROZEN WATER ISSUES IN YOUR HOME
- Exposed pipes are the most susceptible to freezing, insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces and attic.
- Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes and prevent ice dams.
- Seal air leaks in your attic, basement and exterior walls, look for air leaks around electrical wiring, vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out.
- To avoid ice dams, add roof and soffit vents to regulate the air temperature close to the underside of the roof.
- Sump pumps and sub-floor drainage systems are typically used to avoid the continued damage associated with basements and other foundation issues.
- A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing.
- Let warm water drip overnight, from a faucet on an outside wall.
- Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
Our specialized equipment and highly trained staff has the scope of services to handle your property restoration needs from start to finish. We understand you may not have all the answers, calling our team connects you to professionals that can provide the answers to your restoration concerns and tailor a solution to repair your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO Is Always Open for Your Long Island Property Emergency
Our SERVPRO team never stops being READY to handle your Long Island fire, water or mold property disaster.
Property Disasters don’t have regular hours and neither does SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore, Long Island’s dedicated team of technicians and project managers.
SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore provides emergency cleaning and restoration services to Sayville, Oakdale, East Islip, Bohemia, Islip or Bay Shore Long Island 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
When property damage from fire, smoke, water strike, time is of the essence. Contacting a Disaster Restoration company within the first 24 hours after the initial damage can better prevent permanent destruction and reduce repair costs to homeowners. That’s why, SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore provides 24-HOUR Emergency Support EVERYDAY! We always have a trained Disaster restoration professional here to help you with your fire or water property damage, call us (631) 563-1709.
We answer the phone ready to help with your property damage
As a leader in property damage restoration and repair services, we have helped countless families and businesses through very unpredictable and devastating residential and commercial property losses. We understand you may not know what to do in a disaster situation, SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore can help by responding faster with professionals who can help you through the restoration process.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your property damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Emergency Contact: After a property disaster or emergency at your Long Island home or business, your call to us will connect you to one of our trained SERVPRO restoration professionals to take some basic information to provide to our project managers and technicians.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
Inspection and Damage Assessment including Estimate: One of our trained professionals will come and assess your property damage. What type of fire is it? What type of water loss was it? These answers are critical to addressing the unique solution for your restoration needs.??
Restoration, Cleanup and Repair: With your approval, our team of skilled technicians starts working on your restoration and cleanup. We can provide board-up, packing and itemizing your property, water, smoke or soot removal, drying and dehumidification, cleanup and repair services depending on your specific situation and restoration needs.
Your best defense against long lasting commercial fire, smoke and water property damage is a quick and rigorous response by our trained technicians. Each SERVPRO of Oakdale/North Bay Shore team member has been thoroughly trained in fire restoration, water restoration, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation before stepping foot onto your home or business. Our restoration technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment and technology to restore and repair your entire structure and belongings as efficiently as possible.
Property Emergencies happen every day and acting fast after property damage could mean the difference between restoring your home quickly to preloss condition or needing extensive and expensive reconstruction. Our SERVPRO team never stops being READY to handle your Long Island, Suffolk or Islip county fire, water or mold property disaster, we have the best staff, with the best resources standing ready to answer your call quickly and restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”