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Safety Tips if you Suspect Mold in Your Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Safety Tips if you Suspect Mold in Your Home Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

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If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (516) 671-1919

IICRC Certified Firm

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

General IICRC Certified Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

For Immediate Service Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

General  For Immediate Service Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho Provides Emergency Service to your Home or Business 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (516) 671-1919

Residential Services

Whether your  home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your  commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Smoke and Soot Damage

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Damage This smoke damage was caused by a small electrical appliance. Burnt plastic is the main cause of the soot.

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

This photo shows a bathroom covered in soot after a small appliance caught fire and the plastic in which the appliance was enclosed in caused this WET Smoke to stick to the entire bathroom as shown in the photo.

This is what happens when water damage is ignored.

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation This is what happens when water damage is ignored. Small water damage turns into a mold disaster.

In the basement of this home is Glen Cove, NY, the home owners experienced water intrusion from heavy rains about 6 months prior. The home owner neglected to take the necessary steps at the time to mitigate the water damage. Now they called SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho to assess the damage!

The lesson here is that any amount of water intrusion on your home should be handled with a sense of urgency. It is never going to get better on its own, and in most cases like this situation it has become a big problem.  

The next time your home experiences water intrusion or water damage of any kind, give us a call as soon as possible and allow us to assess the damage and come up with a scope of work to mitigate water.

Christmas Tree Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Christmas Tree Safety Christmas tree safety!

The Christmas season is upon us. This means the Christmas trees are being set up and the lights are on and everyone is getting into the spirit.

If you have a real tree it is very important to make sure you keep plenty of water in the tree stand. A dry tree is more likely to catch on fire from the lights then a hydrated tree. Set a reminder on your smart phone on a daily basis to add water to the tree. We all have so many things going on in our life it very simple to forget the small stuff. to make it easier on you stop by any hardware store or home center and pick up a Christmas tree funnel. They work great. Leave the funnel in the tree and it allows you to pour in the water at about the 3 foot height instead of crawling under the tree every day.

The Cold Frigid Weather is right around the corner

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

General The Cold Frigid Weather is right around the corner It getting cold out there!

Are you ready for the cold weather. Some items to check around the home in preparation for the sub zero weather are: Did you blow out your in ground sprinkler system? Are all outside hose connection shut off from the inside? Are all the zones of heating working correctly in your home? If you use oil heat to heat your home, take a look at your contract, have your boiler inspected and cleaned. There are many other precautions you can take, every home is different.

Keeping your home at warm temperature even when you are not home is very important. Never let the temperature in your home reach below the 55 degree mark even if you are not going to be home for a few days.

Remember if you have a water issue SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is here to help.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho The SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho van

The Van you can count on. When a disaster strikes in your home and you call SERVPRO of Glen Cove you can be assured that the truck is going to show up and the job is going to get done the right way the first time.

Driving around the community over the past few years we have seen more and more companies advertising for home restoration services. I am sure some of them out there do a great job, but why not leave it to the professionals that have been in the damage recovery business for over 40 years. Your home is one of your largest investments, be sure to make the right decision when choosing a restoration company.

Call us 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and we will be there.

Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

General Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety Winter is upon us!

Being prepared can only help! Here a few more tips to keep your home safe during the cold weather months ahead.

-Keep space heaters away from all combustible materials.

-Space heaters should be plugged directly into a grounded wall outlet. Use of extensions cords is not recommended.

-Never use your stove / oven to try and gain some heat in the home.

-Even if you plan on being out of the home for a few days it is very important to keep the heat on, you do not want your pipes to freeze.

-Drying gloves and shoes on a radiator makes them nice and warm, however it is not the best idea. In many cases these items are very flammable and with enough heat will start a fire in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho with any of your disaster recovery needs.

Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

General Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety Cold Weather safety tips for your home.

Being prepared can only help! Here a few more tips to keep your home safe during the cold weather months ahead.

Even if you are not going to be home for an extended period of time be sure to leave the heat on in your home to a min of 60 degrees.

Do you have an emergency plan? Power outages are a common problem in heavy snow storms due to power lines being down and electrical overload, when the power is out in your home the heat is not going to work. A back up generator installed by a licensed electrical contractor is great idea. Flashlights with good batteries, extra blankets, and always make sure your cell phone battery is charged when you know the storm is coming.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho with any of your disaster recovery needs.