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Jericho Residents Can Get a Bangin’ Bottomless Brunch This Weekend

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

JERICHO PLAZA NY As SERVPRO cleans up your water damaged home, go out and enjoy a meal in Jericho!

Choose your day and take your pick of a full menu of delicious eats and drinks in the Jericho area.

Your Mother’s House restaurant has been gaining fame and renown for their take on traditional brunch and allowing you to get your fill on what can often be a dainty meal at other locations. On the Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park, NY, you can stop in for classic American breakfast and lunch options. For the fixed price tickets, you can get your fill.

Those partaking can choose among unique brunch entrees on the menu, but also:

  • Several breakfast treats
  • Choice of coffee/tea
  • A bottomless alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary, Sangria, Mimosas, Bellini, or Margaritas)

 Dine-in tickets are valid on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 3 PM. You can contact Your Mother’s House at (516) 493-9030 for more information.

If your actual mother’s house suffers water damage, our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can offer water damage repair and restoration. We have experienced professionals to make it “Like it never even happened,” when you call (516) 671-1919.

A Fast Flood Damage Response Protects Glen Cove Treasures

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

political map of long island ny Glen Cove, on Long Island, receives special storm damage cleanup and restoration from SERVPRO

So many attractions await visitors to Long Island's North Shore.

As one of the most active ports to Long Island from New York City, Glen Cove has remained a staple and symbol of the persisting industry. Some of the most recognizable attractions of Nassau County are within the city limits of Glen Cove. Each of these landmarks, historic properties, or cultural centers is an attraction for those traveling to the North Shore and even long-time residents of Long Island's shoreline communities. With more than 27,000 residents, services like our SERVPRO restoration team stay active at all hours of the day to contend with storm, water, fire, and mold threats to residences and businesses.

Historic Properties

While much of the illustrious history of Long Island and the thriving Glen Cove port is within the 20th century, the area was developed and settled long before this boom in population and industry. Some of the most recognizable structures in the city's current layout are from its most formative years in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tourists can see these buildings for their architectural significance, though some are still used for active businesses today. Some of these properties recognized by the National Register of Historic Places include:

Old Glen Cove Post Office 

While the post office structure for Nassau County and the city of Glen Cove has changed, the original construction for it remains on Glen St. to this day. Built in 1905, this three-story commercial property blended multiple popular construction styles of the time seamlessly between the ground floor and the upper stories. Brick façade complements the upper floors built from a combination of timbers and stucco. Today, the architectural firm of Smiros & Smiros occupies the building while the current post office moved to Glen Cove Avenue.

  • Justice Court Building

This was another one of the buildings in town designed by renowned architect Stephen Francis Voorhees in 1909. Much like the Old Glen Cove Post Office, the construction would blend multiple styles, especially inside the building. A combination of terra cotta, ceramic moldings, and red brick fuses Dutch Colonial styles and Collegiate Gothic into this single three-story structure. Today, the building has undergone renovations and repairs to be the current North Shore Historical Museum center.

  • Glen Cove Mansion

While it now stands as a hotel on the North Shore, the Mansion at Glen Cove is a staple for those living on Long Island and on the travel checklist. Constructed in 1910, during a boom of large estates throughout the state of New York, the mansion stayed under the care and upkeep of the Pratt family until the matriarch Ruth passed in 1965. The building was sold to the Harrison Conference Center to become a renowned hotel and conference center.

The Beaches of Glen Cove

Long Island is widely recognized and applauded for its attentiveness to the upkeep of the beaches and shorefront. Glen Cove has three primary public beaches, each with its own unique charms, shops, and activities. Each of these portions of shore leads out to either the Hempstead Harbor or the Long Island Sound. The three principal public beachfront stretches include:

  • Crescent Beach
  • Morgan Beach
  • Prybil Beach

Maritime industries are a substantial part of the economy in Glen Cove, which encompasses both fishing expeditions and boat tours through the Sound.

A Tour of Iconic Hollywood Influence

For only being a city of just over 27,000 residents, Glen Cove has had much exposure and time on the big and small screens. Major Hollywood productions and television series have found their way to the city to catch some of the North Shore's charm and feel on film. Some of the most common locations for filming have included:

  • The Webb Institute – This current private 4-year college has been intertwined with the Batman franchises on multiple fronts, first appearing in Batman Forever from 1995 and then again for numerous scenes in the popular television depicting young Bruce Wayne's life in Gotham.
  • Salutations – This is a large estate located on a private island right near Glen Cove owned by Junius Spencer Morgan III, heir of J.P. Morgan. The mansion on the property and its grounds were used in multiple films and television programs such as A Perfect Murder (1998) and the remake of Sabrina (1995.)
  • Glen Cove Train Station - The original film Sabrina from 1954 would also have scenes filmed in Glen Cove at the train station, along with 1987's Hello Again.

Addressing the Immediate Effects of Flooding in Glen Cove Homes

With consistent groundwater concerns and the communities surrounded by more than the formidable Long Island Sound, the threat of flooding and storm damage is present every season. From the ravaging of Long Island by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to powerful storms that pass through the region without warning, flood conditions develop at catastrophic rates. Our SERVPRO professionals understand these threats and stay prepared to respond to storm damage emergencies in the city and across Nassau County.

Emergency services are a phase of the recovery and restoration of area homes and businesses shortly after storm disasters. With threats like standing water and potential contaminants, our general contracting division and experienced technicians begin reducing hazards and dangers of the property ranging from collapsing structural materials to standing water with debris and potential contaminants.

Removing any pooling throughout the house can prevent the continuous spread and severity of flood losses, so it is a priority of our responding SERVPRO team. We have multiple water removal and extraction devices, including:

  • Truck-mount pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Wet vacuums

The less that floodwater can migrate through the property, the less demolition and abrasive cleaning is necessary to return the property to preloss condition.

As challenging and overwhelming as flooding might be throughout a neighborhood, our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team is part of a large loss recovery team capable of managing extensive projects. Give our professionals a call anytime that disasters strike at (516) 671-1919.

Where Do I Go This Winter in Glen Cove?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Park courtyard with red and white pavers SERVPRO will cleanup your fire damage while you take a stroll in the park

Explore Cultural Institutions in Glen Cove During the Bleak Winter Hours

This year has been a strange one for many of us, and it is hard to believe that it’s almost coming to an end.  As the days get shorter and temperatures drop in Glen Cove, you may be looking for activities to distract you while remaining safe.  Thankfully, many cultural organizations have reopened their doors to the public, providing a sensible alternative.

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center (HMTC) of Nassau County is an option when deciding where to go.  Tours are by appointment only, but they are a good option for family outings where you learn about an important period in the history of humanity.  The HMTC’s programming focuses on:

  • Teaching history
  • Building tolerance
  • Educating the community

SERVPRO of Glen Cove/ Jericho is an active member of our community, whether we are conducting fire damage cleanup in your home or supporting our local organizations.  Call us at (516) 671-1919 whenever you need us and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

What are Cleanup Options After a Burst Pipe in a Real Estate Office?

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

Burst pipe animation SERVPRO works to provide fast and efficient water Damage cleanup and restoration to your business property.

Flood Damage from a Burst Pipe is No Match for SERVPRO - Call Us to Your Glen Cove Office for Prompt, Reliable Cleanup and Restoration!

If you arrive at your real estate office in the morning and realize that a pipe broke overnight, leaving hundreds of gallons of water spilling throughout, you need to act quickly to have it cleaned up. SERVPRO features a Green Fleet of vehicles loaded with equipment and tools that allow us to achieve our extraction and drying goals. Our restoration efforts ensure your Glen Cove commercial space is “Like it never even happened,” so that you can get back to business!

How is All Moisture Thoroughly Removed?

To have a successful cleanup of flood damage in Glen Cove, we do a lot more than removing visible standing water. Offices often have furnishings, carpeting, and smaller cavities where water travels. Hidden moisture is the culprit for both mold growth and secondary damage, so we never leave any area of your commercial space unaddressed. Some of the tools in our arsenal includes:

  • Powerful water extractors and pumps allow us to rapidly pull up any standing water in your real estate office. 
  • Light wands to remove moisture from the carpets and the carpet padding beneath.
  • Moisture meters, sensors, and thermal imaging technology help us locate areas where hidden water may be lurking.
  • Industrial-grade antimicrobial agents that we apply to help thwart bacterial and microorganism growth known for causing foul, musty odors.

Many flooding events with significant water intrusion call for controlled demolition. SERVPRO handles all material removals and reconstruction to restore the interior of your office. With our qualified company in your corner, you save both time and money so that you and your team never miss a beat!

Call (516) 671-1919 today if you need help with flood damage. We have crews at SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho standing by for emergency service when you need us.

What Can Homeowners Do to Prevent Basement Laundry Room Fires?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Dryer vent housing on outside of house showing lint Inspect your dryer vents often for signs of lint buildup.

SERVPRO Professionals Offer Fire Restoration Services for Glen Head Properties

Clothes dryer fires account for as much as $233 million in property damage across an average of 13,820 reported incidents each year, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). These costly disasters can be overwhelming for Glen Head homeowners if the cause is the ignition of lint buildup or an unforeseen electrical failure. 

SERVPRO technicians receive extensive training and accreditation to perform fire restoration for Glen Head homeowners per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. This firm’s readying and SERVPRO Corp’s comprehensive programs provide numerous educational tools that include: 

  • Comprehensive 15-day, hands-on training for franchise owners at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility.
  • Certification training for technicians that covers both mitigation and restoration
  • Online learning resources available for technicians and staff alike to improve their knowledge of current restoration industry standards
  • Credit and noncredit courses are available to SERVPRO staff
  • Continuing education forums are also provided to professionals in real estate and insurance 

What Measures Can Homeowners Take to Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires? 

Glen Head homeowners can perform a variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks that go a long way toward reducing the fire risk from their clothes dryers, such as: 

  • Treat flammable stains with care. Clothes soiled by oil, gas, or volatile chemicals, paint, and cleaning solutions can all pose a fire risk.
  • Wash soiled clothes more than once and air-dry.
  • If using a dryer, operate it on the lowest setting.
  • Smother a fire before it can spread by keeping the dryer closed should ignition occur.
  • Replace plastic or foil flex ducts to ensure quality operations. These types of vents can quickly collect lint and create upkeep challenges. When possible, replace accordion ducts with metal ducts that are secured with clamps or foil tape in place of sheet metal screws to minimize the risk of lint buildup in your dryer ducts.
  • Keep the lint filter clean. Lint accumulation alone accounts for almost a third of all clothes dryer fires. Clean the filter after every load of laundry that goes through the dryer. 

SERVPRO technicians advise homeowners to avoid performing repairs until a claims adjuster has evaluated your laundry room. 

What Helpful Tips Aid Homeowners with Cleaning Their Dryer Vents?

While newer models of dominant clothes dryer brands can detect vent blockages and shut off to prevent a disaster, these sensors cannot always detect partial blockages that can still cause fires in Glen Head. When cleaning the vent in your home, keep these tips in mind: 

  • Disconnect the dryer and carefully move it away from the wall so you can access the back of the unit. Make sure to shut off the gas near your dryer if it has a gas hookup.
  • Remove the duct from the dryer and carefully clean out lint and debris with a vacuum. Clean the ducts one section at a time, if possible, and reconnect them securely with foil tape or clamps.
  • Take some time to clean the area behind and underneath the dryer thoroughly. Minimizing dirt and debris around the dryer means less fuel for a potential fire.
  • Every so often, check the exterior dryer vent for obstructions like snow or leaves that can affect safe operation. 

While there are many tasks you can undertake to prevent a fire, disasters can still occur for various reasons. Your local SERVPRO team is ready to send an emergency crew to your property within hours of your call to begin cleanup and minimize property damage.

How Do SERVPRO Professionals Clean Fire-Damaged Sheet Metal Vents?

Ventilation cleanup can pose a unique challenge. If your dryer vents are made of foil accordion ducts, replacement is much more cost-effective. Sheet metal vents, however, can often be salvaged with the help of agitation tools like whips, augers, and coarse brushes for light to moderate soot deposits. Disassembly and cleaning with a heavy-duty alkaline solution may be necessary for heavier soils. 

Other areas of the basement typically require cleanup, even in the event of a contained dryer fire. Soot particles settle in nearby nooks and crannies, particularly in vents and appliances, spreading odors through the home, leading to potential device failures. Worse still, these residues become acidic upon contact with moisture, which can make a nearby washing machine particularly vulnerable to corrosion. 

SERVPRO technicians carefully clean and deodorize your property with EPA-registered antibacterial solutions, including a wide selection of proprietary cleaners. Ventilation box fans that run at speeds of 3,000 to 5,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) exchange air 40 times to remove the presence of chemical residues after thermal fogging. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can return your home to a preloss state that makes you feel “Like it never even happened.” Call (516) 671-1919 to start the mitigation process.

Do Wet Carpets Need Replacing?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

carpet removal during water damage SERVPRO can salvage water damaged carpets in Glen Cove homes. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO is a Water Restoration Provider in Glen Cove that Can Restore Items Rather than Replace them.

How does cleaning affect wet carpets?

A water intrusion event in your Glen Cove home can potentially damage textiles or carpets. Carpets are porous by nature, which means they absorb water quickly and any bacteria or dirt in the water. Porous materials also dry faster, which can be an advantage providing that SERVPRO technicians arrive before fungi or mold growth begins. Since molds can spread quickly, a moldy carpet is often non-salvageable. The typical timeframe that a wet carpet is restorable is seventy-two hours. Providing our technicians can begin work within this window, there is a strong chance that your carpet can return to a clean and dry condition.

What levels of clean are there for restoration services for Glen Cove Homeowners?

- Sterile environments are those similar to a lab where there is virtually no presence of bacteria- whether harmful or natural

- Disinfected environments are more achievable than sterile environments

- A sanitary environment is likely to be the condition of your home before a water loss incident

How does a wet carpet return to a sanitary state?

The goal of water restoration professionals in Glen Cove is to return your home to its preloss condition, also known as a sanitary state. While carpet fibers are weaker when wet, they can often be more responsive to cleaning techniques using detergents, conditioners, and mechanical cleaning. We can effectively dry carpet and upholstery by setting up a strategic drying system using dehumidifiers and air movers. Finally, any residual odor left behind by a water loss incident can be tackled using deodorizers either in a mister or by direct spray applications.

What are the goals of carpet cleaning?

- Returning textiles to a state where they look and smell clean

- Using chemical treatments to ensure that the carpet remains clean for longer

- Techniques that prioritize fast-drying while combating potentially harmful bacteria or microbes

Wet carpets are often cleanable after water loss without requiring replacements. Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

How Do Homeowners Get Mold Out of Their Glen Cove Homes?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO to Remove Mold Colonies and Return Glen Cove Homes to a Safe Condition

So Why SERVPRO to Restore My Home?
Glen Cove homes need more than a pump sprayer of bleach, a scrapper, and a can of paint. SERVPRO has extensively trained personnel and a deep inventory of cleaning and antimicrobial agents, and industrial-grade equipment to remediate mold and the effects it has on area residences.

Is Remediation the Same as Eliminating Mold?
No. In their inert state, mold spores are very common and can be found in every home. Mold remediation in Glen Cove is needed when spores come into contact with water and begin to grow and expand throughout the home. Once called to a residence, our technicians quickly inspect for the location of the mold and the source of water, then get started with their process:

    •    Wipe down surfaces – They use dry sponges to wipe the mold off surfaces. For thicker and wet layers of mold, technicians use a mild anti-bacterial cleaner to break them up for easier removal.
    •    Remove water – Our teams dry up every drop of water they can find near the mold. Once they remove it with sponges or extraction wands for larger amounts, the active spores begin to dry up and return to their inert, harmless state.
    •    Examine surfaces for mold damage – Spores can extend root-like structures called hyphae, which penetrate drywall, wood, and other materials to use as food sources. To remove these colonies, technicians use sanders to remove a thin, surface layer to get to the mold. For drywall, they have to replace compromised panels.
    •    Application of sprays or foggers to exterminate spores and colonies

Are There Other Problems with Mold?
Mold can cause health effects in some people, but it is not common. That is why SERVPRO deals only with the effects mold has on structural and personal property.

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can do for your home here or in Glen Head, call us today at (516) 671-1919. We are here for you.

Can SERVPRO Help With Building Repairs After Flood Damage?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Model homes in water Flooding quickly causes flood damage. Contact SERVPRO right away for water removal and remediation services.

Glen Cove Homeowners Are Concerned About Home Repairs After Flood Damage.

People living in Glen Cove know that the fall and winter can be cold and wet. Inclement weather can cause a surprising amount of damage to homes in the local community.

Floods pose a clear danger. Water can quickly enter through doors and windows, wreaking devastation within the house. Flood damage in Glen Cove causes disruption and distress to residents. Thankfully SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is on hand to clean up and get your home looking "Like it never even happened."

Can I protect my home from flood damage?

Although SERVPRO is available 24 hours, of course you want to avoid flood damage if possible. There are some things you can do:

  • Check your doors and windows regularly and make sure they are in good repair
  • Look out for broken or leaking gutters and downpipes and get them fixed immediately
  • Make sure your yard gradient directs water away from your home rather than toward
  • Consider making some sandbags for use in an emergency – research how to fill and stack them before you start
  • Keep an eye on flood alerts, so you know when bad weather is coming

If you spot a leak, a broken tile, or a gutter in need of cleaning, take care of it at once. When a flood warning comes, it is too late to repair your home, so take action now.

What can floodwater do to my home?

Floodwater can damage both your home and your belongings. Textiles such as carpets and drapes can quickly take on water. Photographs, art canvases, and books can quickly become waterlogged. Depending on the severity of the flood damage, wooden furniture can warp and swell.

Water can also damage the structure of your home. For example:

  • Soaked and damaged drywall
  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Water-damaged HVAC systems
  • Broken door and window panes

What are the safety concerns after flood damage?

The first safety issue is with the kind of water. If the water is clear, it does not contain contaminants. Gray water, such as water from appliances, might contain contaminants. However, floodwater can also be categorized as blackwater, if it comes from overflowing rivers or sewers. Blackwater can contain human waste, microbes, and chemicals. Blackwater can be hazardous to human health.

There are also concerns regarding the structural integrity of your home after a flood. If the flood was severe enough to damage walls, floors, windows, or ceilings, securing your home's safety is a priority. There may also be electrical risks from water-damaged appliances.

SERVPRO trains our technicians to The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards. That means our teams understand health and safety and will take every step to secure your home. We can clear away damaged drywall, carry out controlled demolition on unsafe walls or ceilings, and put up boards and tarps for temporary security. 

We also have microbial treatments on hand if there is a health risk from microbes or fungus, and we equip all our staff with the personal protective equipment they need to work safely.

Which home repairs can SERVPRO help me with?

Our team can help with a wide range of repairs, including:

  • Removing and replacing drywall and wallpaper and repainting walls
  • Fixing hardwood, linoleum, tile or marble floors
  • Mending a damaged roof
  • Plumbing and electrical services
  • Repairing or replacing carpets

In some cases, we may need to find specialist contractors to help us. This is advantageous for you because you do not have to search for contractors yourself. We only work with specialists that we trust, and you can rest assured that we supervise their work at all times.

We know it is a shock to see your home damaged by floodwaters. Leave it to us to find the right contractors for your home repairs – that is one less thing for you to be concerned about.

What about the rest of the cleanup?

There is more to flood damage remediation than house repairs. Our team will also take care of your contents, such as furniture and documents. We will advise you what to keep and what to trash, and we can clean and restore your items.

Our technicians will use fans, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry your home and belongings and return them to their preloss condition if possible. We use a range of moisture meters and probes to monitor drying and ensure the moisture is at an acceptable level. We also take care of deodorizing your home so that it smells clean with no trace of dampness.

For help repairing your home after flood damage, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

How Can Flooding Get Extracted from Glen Cove Restaurants?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

modern restaurant interior design Flooding can be overwhelming for restaurants, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help 24/7 by calling (516) 671-1919.

Natural flooding can overwhelm floor drains in your Glen Cove restaurant, making it vital for our professionals to utilize extractors to remove standing water as fast as possible.

Flooding can be devastating to entire Glen Cove communities when creeks and streams rise above their banks following prolonged rainfall. With so many quick-service restaurants close to one another along the main strips through our city, unexpected flooding can find its way into these structures and require immediate attention. A fast response from competent professionals like our SERVPRO team ensures that more significant damages do not require a lengthy shutdown of the facilities.

With natural disasters, the floor drains and water diversion installations in your restaurant can become overwhelmed, leading to flood damage in Glen Cove kitchen areas. Resolving the compromised drain and plumbing issues first requires removing any standing floodwater in the restaurant with several tools and devices.

Trash Pumps – Gas-powered extraction devices capable of moving solids and debris along with the water are suitable implements for natural flooding in your restaurant. These are portable and can get moved to different areas of the building as required.

Extractor Trucks – Our SERVPRO Green Fleet features extractor trucks capable of removing water at a powerful 300 psi. These removal tools can also remove solids and debris. The pumps get powered from the engine of the truck.

Specialty Wands – Wet vacuums are an everyday staple of extraction and can support multiple attachments and specialty wands to help with the final touches on floodwater removal. Squeegee wands on the tile floors of your kitchen area can be an excellent example.

How Can Water Diversion Implements Get Repaired After Flooding?

Assessing the damage to the drain and potential clogs can ensure that repairs happen if necessary. With contractors available on our roster, we can reinstall drains or repair these diversion implements as necessary.

Flooding can be overwhelming for restaurants, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help 24/7 by calling (516) 671-1919.

How Can SERVPRO Neutralize My Home’s Unpleasant Fire-Related Odors?

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

smoke beginning to fill room around smoke detector Fires of all sizes can cause smoke and soot damage. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Your Neighborhood SERVPRO in Glen Head Uses State-Of-The-Art Tools to Eliminate the Unwanted Smells of Fire Damage. 

When fire ravages your Glen Head home, it leaves behind smelly airborne particles that eventually settle and coat surfaces throughout your residence.  These troublesome remnants of house fires generally produce persistent foul smells that can prove quite challenging to neutralize.  With the right equipment, however, it is possible to rid your home of these unpleasant reminders of a fire.  High-quality services like SERVPRO employ all the latest advanced gear to treat your home’s fire damage effectively.  Our technicians utilize specialized equipment that rapidly removes impacted air from your interiors and filters out harmful odorous particles. This equipment also counteracts smells with ozone gas and aerosolized natural oils, removes particulate matter that has settled on surfaces, and treats affected areas with EPA-approved deodorants.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Fire-Polluted Air from Your Home?

As one of the most well-equipped fire damage restoration companies in Glen Head, we use all the latest air moving and filtering technologies to remove fire-polluted air from your residence quickly.  The primary devices we employ to do this are:

  • High-velocity box fans that quickly push fire-polluted air out of your home
  • Advanced air movers that swiftly draw in and push out impacted air, exchanging it for fresh air
  • Innovative air scrubbers to clean dirty interior air by filtering harmful gases and odorous particles out of it

Additionally, our technicians employ HVAC cleaning systems, which have agitators, a strong vacuum, and a filtration network, to clean up and prevent airborne particles from spreading.  All this works to remove contaminants from your home’s interior air.  This cleaning is just the first step in eliminating fire-related smells from your residence and returning your property to its pre-fire condition.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Neutralize Remaining Smells?

SERVPRO professionals use additional tools and measures to counteract, mask, or seal off odors remaining after their initial ventilation procedures.  These actions serve to make your home smell more as it did before the fire in Glen Head.  Some of the tools and techniques we do this with are: 

  • Vaportek systems that neutralize smell-emitting particles with aerosolized natural oils
  • Ozone generators to counteract odors with ozone gas
  • Injection devices that put deodorants in impacted upholstery and carpeting
  • Thermal foggers to neutralize or mask foul odors with aerosolized deodorants
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers that seal and deodorize difficult-to-access areas in your home

Most times, these efforts are highly effective in handling the unpleasant smells of fire damage.  They often do away with these annoying reminders of fire events and make your home fit to live in again.

What Are Some of the Harmful Compounds Removed by Your Service?

As a concerned neighbor, SERVPRO is dedicated to your safety.  We focus on removing the toxic and other harmful products of combustion from your home as quickly as possible by using specialized expertise and tools.  A few of the dangerous or harmful compounds we help remove from your residence are:

  • Toxic gases like hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitric oxide
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) that could cause adverse long-term health effects like respiratory issues
  • Other odorous airborne substances
  • Corrosive particles that might eventually cover and damage surfaces around your home

Getting these compounds out of your home is an essential first step in making it livable again.  It is also necessary before any other restoration efforts can begin.

Fires can strike anywhere, at any time, and often when you least expect them.  The ones that ravage your living space are by far the most traumatic, though, because they make you immediately aware of your vulnerability to life’s uncertainties and impermanence.  They disrupt your lifestyle and damage or destroy possessions you never expected to lose.  Even worse, house fires can leave lasting everyday reminders of their occurrence and doubts about your home’s overall safety.  In addition to being annoying, lingering fire-related smells can make you wonder if it is healthy to breathe the air in your residence.  It is crucial to have your fire damage remediated by trained professionals for all of these reasons.  

Returning a house to its pre-fire condition involves much more than merely restoring physical damage and cleaning visible residues off surfaces.  Just as importantly, it requires that remediators successfully remove toxic or harmful airborne substances and neutralize related odors, which prevents further future damage to impacted properties and limits potential adverse health effects residents might suffer.

Remember, if a fire ever damages your residence, call a local service that cares about your safety and is dedicated to your satisfaction.  Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for assistance.