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Water Restoration Service in Glen Cove

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

pipe burst When your commercial property has water damage the SERVPRO team is ready 24/7 365 days a year. Water restoration is one of our specialities.

Why is water restoration so crucial in residential and commercial buildings?

Many clients are not aware why it is essential to clean up after water leaks and properly dry contents, flooring materials, and structural materials.

SERVPRO can provide water restoration services in Glen Cove, including recommendations on properly drying your home or office after a water leak from a burst pipe or overflowing sink. Insufficient attention and action often cause the damage to become worse over time.

How can the situation become a larger problem? For example:

  • Water penetrates wood products and drywall, causing swelling and permanent damage
  • Mold infestations may increase health risks for employees, customers, and occupants
  • Day to day routines are disrupted by extended water damage left unattended

Many homeowners will mop up excess water and hope that flooring materials will dry naturally. Wet or damp carpets, moisture between hardwood planks, and water that penetrate the subfloor can create a great deal of structural damage to these materials if left unattended.

Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for water restoration services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Glen Head

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged building Smoke and odor may linger for months after a fire. SERVPRO techs are experienced with the elimination of odors and smoke damage.

Does fire damage restoration include removing smoke odors?

After a fire, the interior and sometimes even the exterior smells of burnt materials and smoke odors. These odors can linger for months unless the smoke odor is removed after a fire.

Fire damage restoration in Glen Head of a commercial structure is a primary focus of all SERVPRO teams, including the building's deodorization and contents. Every fire is different based on the fire's temperature level and the actual materials consumed. We train our fire team specialists to recognize these sources and the techniques required to remove smoke odors after a fire.

Our process includes:

  • Removal of the source of the odor, including all fire-damaged materials
  • We clean all surfaces with odor-causing residues with appropriate cleaners such as soap or solvents
  • We distribute deodorizers following the path of the smoke residue in the building, including other rooms and HVAC systems
  • Sealing surfaces such as walls by repainting to lock in the odor-causing molecules

Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for fire damage restoration services in Glen Head and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Protecting Occupants and Workers After Flood Damage in Glen Head

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home When a storm comes in and damages your home, SERVPRO is the team you need. Their technicians are IICRC certified for any size flood damage.

Why are building unsafe to enter after flood damage occurs?

Glen Head, NY, is a small hamlet near Glen Cove and is in Oyster Bay, Nassau County. The hamlet was initially settled in the 17th century. It is a popular destination for visitors from nearby cities and towns. There are numerous local activities to enjoy by tourists and residents in Glen Head and surrounding areas, which include:

  • Glen Head Country Club
  • North Shore Country club
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • Morgan Memorial Park
  • Welwyn Preserve
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Sagamore Hill

There are also many restaurants and local venues to enjoy in the area. More detailed information about several of the attractions follows:

Glen Head Country Club

Members enjoy first-class golf, tennis courts, a fitness center, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and lounge area, a ballroom suitable for events and weddings, a golf pro shop, and an expanded outdoor terrace for relaxation after a round of golf. The Glen Head Country Club is a private club for members and their guests.

North Shore Country Club

The North Shore Country Club offers golf, tennis, a fitness center, fine dining, the 19th hole bar, and lodging for their members and guests. There are cottages, rooms, and suites available to the membership and their guests.

There are several other exciting places to visit near Glen Head in nearby Glen Cove, which is only 13 minutes by car.

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

The museum and preserve offer a look into the region's glacial history as well as 5 miles of marked trails wandering through the 62 acres of the preserve. There are over 60 species of trees, and 140 different bird species have been observed. Visitors can learn how the region's land features came to be as they follow the trail guide provided at the museum.

Welwyn Preserve & Holocaust Memorial

Covering 204 acres, the Welwyn Preserve was formally part of the Welwyn Estate. There is a 3.9-kilometer trail featuring the local forest. The trail is suitable for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is ideal for all skill levels. Located on the preserve is the former mansion. Holocaust Memorial Center is located in the estate's mansion. Self-guided tours are available; however, reservations are required due to social distancing guidelines.

SERVPRO Keeps You Safe After Flood Damage to Your Home

Floodwaters introduce many potential dangerous contaminants into homes and buildings. Many hazards can cause severe injuries and illnesses.

SERVPRO provides flood damage services to Glen Head Residents, ensuring your safety while cleaning, sanitizing, and restoring your home or office. We value our security and safety of our clients very seriously.

We assess every situation and apply the appropriate safeguards. For example, we check for:

  • Slip, trip, and fall situations
  • Chemical spills
  • Biohazards carried by the floodwaters into your home
  • Electrical short circuits and live circuits
  • Infectious waste and mold
  • Compromised building structural issues

Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for flood damage services in Glen Head and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Can Water Damaged Carpets in Glen Cove Be Saved?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

bedroom; furniture on wall-to-wall carpeting Don't let water damaged carpets ruin your day. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective restoration.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Water Damage Service in Glen Cove that can Restore Carpets

A water intrusion can damage carpets quickly due to their porous nature. The advantage of being porous is, if caught early enough, they have the potential for fast drying. A quick response is needed to prevent secondary damage such as mold from developing.

Cleaning and Restoring Carpets

Water damage in Glen Cove can also ruin flooring materials. Carpeting restoration ideally needs to be cleaned and dried within 72 hours. We cannot restore every carpet, but you can be sure we do everything possible. Our technicians return your home to preloss condition whenever possible. Wet carpet fibers are weaker than usual, making them easier to clean. Our goals when cleaning carpeting is to:

  • Cleaning textiles, so they look and smell clean
  • Reinforcing the carpet with chemical treatments 
  • Fast-drying techniques
  • Combating harmful bacteria or microbes
  • Removing any residual odors 

We use a strategic drying system that combines air movers and dehumidifiers to effectively dry your carpet. Cleaning the carpet involves using:

  • Detergents
  • Conditioners
  • Mechanical cleaning methods

For water damage service in Glen Cove, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can Homeowners Do About Mold in Glen Cove?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

heavy mold growing on walls and ceiling SERVPRO is your choice for remediating mold damage. Call us today!

SERVPRO Provides Mold Removal Services in Glen Cove

When mold and mildew become an issue in your home, you may be tempted to grab some bleach and a scraper and go to work. That can cause more damage. Your best bet is to call in the professionals.

Mold Remediation

Mold spores are everywhere. They only become a problem when they encounter water and grow. That is when you need mold removal in Glen Cove. Once our certified technicians are called in, they do a scope to determine the moisture and mold source. Once that is done, they then get started:

  • Removing water –Any moisture they find gets removed, which is crucial to prevent the mold from returning. We may use sponges and extraction wands at this stage.
  • Wiping down surfaces– Dry sponges are used to wipe mold from surfaces. Anti-bacterial cleaners get used to remove thicker and wet layers to help break them up.
  • Check for mold damage– The hyphae, or root-like structures of mold spores, can penetrate porous surface areas. Soda blasting and other agitative methods can remove the mold. 
  • Using sprays or foggers to kill remaining colonies. 
  • Treating surfaces– Anti-bacterial and antifungal agents are used to sanitize the area.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho provides mold removal services in Glen Cove. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 for more information on our restoration services.

Homeowners Know Who to Call When Fire Strikes in Jericho

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

smoke coming under door to fill room SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is always on call for your fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO Mitigates Fire Damage and Restores Home to Pre-loss Condition

Jericho, NY, is a hamlet located in Nassau County. It sits mainly in Oyster Bay but is also part of Hempstead. The townsfolks can trace their history back to 1648 when the area belonged to the Robert Williams Plantation. The settlers were mainly Quakers, having fled persecution in England. They desired to live a peaceful life as farmers. It was initially known as Lusum but was changed to Jericho in 1692.

Revolutionary War & Persecution

During the British occupation of the Long Islands, many Quakers suffered. British soldiers were often quartered in local homes, and the residents were to provide room and board willingly. As pacifists, the Quakers wanted no part of the war, which was difficult for them. Once the war was over, a peaceful life returned to the area. Farms and businesses began to expand, and the area prospered. 

Jericho Grows

In 1788 the Quakers built a Friends Meeting House, and it is still in use today. The Quakers built a school in 1793. Soon to follow was a post office, a cider mill, and in 1905 the first public elementary school was established. More buildings and developments would follow rapidly.

The Underground Railroad

Jericho and the Quakers played an essential role in the Underground Railroad. Elias Hick, a local Quaker minister, was influential in abolishing slavery in the area. Elias Hick was a powerful force in the voice for equality. Hicks was so committed to the cause of slavery that his dying wish was that a cotton blanket would not cover him because it was a product of slave labor. His son-in-law, Valentine Hicks, and his family would continue as abolitionists. The building known as One North was once their home. It was built in 1789 and was a key way station in the Underground Railroad. The house had an upstairs linen closet with a removable panel, obscuring a staircase up to the attic where runaways hid until relocation was possible. It is a historical landmark that welcomes visitors today. 

Jericho Cider Mill

In 1820 a cider mill began in Jericho. It produced cider for many years. One of the owner's descendants bought the mill around the century's turn. The mill's primary revenue source was Champagne Cider, an alcoholic beverage. Prohibition caused the mill to close in 1919. It was reopened at a new location late by John Hicks, a local farmer. It would change hands again, and today visitors can enjoy fresh apple pie and cider. It is a favorite among residents and visitors to the area. 

SERVPRO Provide Fire Damage Restoration in Jericho

A fire can be extremely unsettling for a family. Even small fires can cause considerable smoke damage. At SERVPRO, we understand the significance of getting your life back to normal as quickly as possible. When we arrive at your home, we get busy right away assessing the area. We also check for safety concerns. You can count on our technicians to provide:

  • Emergency mitigations such as boarding up and ensuring power is off
  • Water extraction from firefighter hoses
  • Removal of charred debris and items not salvageable
  • Smoke residue removal and deodorization
  • Cleaning of all impacted surfaces using the appropriate method
  • Repair and restoration of structural elements
  • Cleaning and restoration of contents, off-site if necessary

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is proud to provide fire damage restoration to Jericho homes and businesses. Contact us at (516) 671-1919.

Glen Cove Kids Can Dive into a Good Book at Storyline Online

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

girl with oversized glasses reading book Let SERVPRO take care of your water damage so your family can enjoy Storyline Online.

It’s Story Time from the Comfort of Your Glen Cove Home

Everyone loves a good story. Storyline Online is a delightful resource with celebrated actors bringing the world of literature to children. Reading to children improves:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Communication skills
  • Logical thinking
  • Concentration
  • General aptitude skills

And it helps instill in them a love for books and reading that will continue through their lifetime. The nice thing about Storyline is it is available whenever you need it. You can go to the website 24 hours a day and choose from a variety of stories. December’s feature is Arnie the Doughnut and Henry Holton Takes the Ice. Kids will love these videos with their favorite stories being read to them. Just head over to the Storyline Online website and enjoy a good book while snuggled up on your couch.

SERVPRO Provides Water Mitigation to Glen Cove Homes

Water can damage your home. When a pipe bursts, liquid comes pouring out rapidly. The moisture seeps into carpets, under floorboards, and travels to the floors below. When that happens, you need rapid water mitigation, and SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho can meet that need. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 today.

Fear Free Drawing Class 101 for Glen Cove Residents

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

close-up of colored pencils There's nothing abstract about SERVPRO'S approach to mold. We have proven steps and processes for mold remediation.

Learn How to Draw Without Leaving Your Glen Cove Home

If you thought you could never learn to draw, think again. The Art Studio NY believes everyone can be an artist. That is why they are bringing their art classes online. Jordin Alanis will be providing your one-on-one instructions. The workshop is geared toward your skill level. Students can:

  • Learn a fear-free approach to drawing
  • Discover still life, abstract, realism, portraiture, human body, and more
  • De-stress and relax
  • Finish several drawings   

If you are bored with all the stay-at-home orders, why not learn something new? Take advantage of this great offer, and every Monday, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, for 8-weeks, you get a private art instructor. Classes start on January 4 and run through February 22. The cost is $299. For more information, call (212) 932-8484. 

SERVPRO Provides Mold Damage Services for Glen Cove Businesses

If you need mold remediation for your business SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho, we can help. We are mold damage experts, and our technicians are certified in cleaning, sanitizing, and removing mold from your facility. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 for more information.

SERVPRO is Proud to Provide Flood Damage Service to Glen Head

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

Outside view of "Summer White House" SERVPRO takes care of every home as if was our own.

Glenn Head Residents Know They Can Count on Us to Mitigate Damage from Flooding

Located in the Town of Oyster Bay, Glen Head is a quaint little hamlet with just over 4,500. Bus and railroad lines connect the hamlet to New York City.

Town of Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is part of the metropolitan area of New York. It is made up of 18 villages and 18 hamlets, with one of the hamlets being named Oyster Bay. Six of these locations are along the shoreline of Oyster Bay Harbor. 

Indigenous People Called the Area Home for Thousands of Years

Although different indigenous peoples had populated the area for thousands of years, when the Europeans arrived in the area, the Lenape nation was dwelling in western Long Island. The local band was known as Matinecook.

The Dutch Come to Colonize 

With the European colonization came the Dutch and the colony of New Netherland. The Dutch West India Company purchased its first piece of land in 1639 from the Indians. The English laid claim to what is Suffolk County today, and the Dutch did not dispute that. But in 1640, New England settlers moved into the area, resulting in a land dispute with the New Englanders being arrested. The town of Hempstead was purchased from the Native Americans in 1634 by Englishmen. Included in that transaction was land the Dutch had purchased in 1639, but they graciously granted them Hempstead. Other settlements given to the English were:

  • Flushing
  • Newtown
  • Jamaica

The Treaty of Hartford

This treaty determined a boundary between the English and the Dutch claims. To the Dutch in "Oysterbay," this means what is now Cold Spring Harbor, and to the English, it meant the water area connected to Oyster Bay (today). 

Cromwell & English Settlers

Smugglers were a problem when Cromwell was in control in England, and government control was lax. The Matinecook tribe sold some land to the English settlers in 1653. They paid for the land with:

  • 6 kettles
  • 6 fathoms of wampum
  • 6 hoes
  • 6 hatchets
  • 3 pairs of stockings
  • 30 awl blades or muxes
  • 20 knives
  • 3 shirts
  • Peague to equal 4 pounds sterling

In 1660 England regained the Monarchy, and in 1164 Long Island and other land were given to James, the brother of King Charles, meaning the Dutch had to give up control of New Amsterdam.

A Settlement Becomes a Township

The settlement of Oyster Bay received its charter in 1667 from the New York colony. It then became the Township of Oyster Bay. The Indians sold the last piece of land in 1687 and were almost non-existent by 1709.

War Comes to Oyster Bay

When the American Revolution took place, the British controlled Oyster Bay. Glen Cove was incorporated in 1918, and after World War II, farmland was replaced by homes and businesses. 

Home of Historical Landmarks

The Town of Oyster bay has 40 landmarks scattered throughout the town. They include places such as: 

  • Schenck-Mann House
  • Old Grace Church
  • Richard Davis Store
  • Snouder's Drug Store
  • Moore's Building
  • The Printery
  • Old Methodist Graveyard
  • Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road Turntable
  • Ketchum/Underhill Farm House & Barn

It also boasts one of the world's oldest yacht clubs, Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. It got its start in 1871.

Sagamore Hill

President Theodore Roosevelt lived in Sagamore Hill, near Oyster Bay, from 1885 until 1919, when he passed away. It is the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. The Theodore Roosevelt Museum is part of the site today. Roosevelt was from New York City and spent boyhood summers around Oyster Bay. When he was 22 years old, in 1880, he bought 155 acres of land on Cove Neck. Roosevelt had a beautiful Queen Ann style home built on the property in 1884. It was a magnificent 22 room home, named Leeholm after his wife. When Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt died in 1884, Roosevelt would go on to remarry. He then renamed the estate Sagamore Hill. 

The Estate is Expanded

The largest room in the house, the North Room, was added in 1905. It holds all of the president's trophies from his hunts, gifts from foreign dignitaries, and books and artwork from their collection. One of the rooms has a water closet with a porcelain tub, which would have been a novelty at that time.

Summer White House

Theodore and Edith Roosevelt would make Sagamore Hill their primary residence. They had five children, and three were born there. During the seven summers he was president, he spent the summers there, and it became known as the Summer White House. Many dignitaries visited the estate. It was the location for the peace talks that helped to end the Russo-Japanese War. On January 6, 1919, Roosevelt died in the home he loved. The public can tour the residence today, which has most of the original furnishings. Constructed in 1938, the "Old Orchard" is the museum that chronicles his life. Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr and his family lived there for many years. It is a beautiful place to visit.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Service to Glen Head Residences

Floods can happen anywhere, but coastal towns are especially prone to storm flooding. Sea level rise has increased the occurrence and intensity of storms causing damage to homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho has been mitigating flood damage to the Glen Head area for years. Our professional technicians understand the impact flooding can have on homes and families. Upon arrival we:

  • Provide emergency mitigation 
  • Scope the site and put together a plan of action
  • Extract water using trash pumps that can handle debris
  • Remove contaminated material 
  • Sanitize surfaces impacted by the floodwater
  • Dry the building
  • Clean the home and the content
  • Repair and restore the residence

We know that being displaced during a disaster and trying to clean up your home can be stressful. That is where we come in. We take care of the cleaning up while you take care of your family. If you need flood damage services, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

Virtual Yoga for Glen Cove Residents

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

jericho library logo Go to the Jericho Library for a yoga class, let out the stress, as SERVPRO restores your fire-damaged home

Relieve the stress of the holidays with other residents of Glen Cove in a virtual setting.

Yoga is often revered as one of the most stress-relieving activities that people can do. As challenging as this might be for many, some options can help you to do it in the comfort of your own home during these trying times. In a virtual setting through a Zoom class platform, experienced yoga instructor Marie DiPrimo guides beginners and advanced yoga enthusiasts alike through an hour-long session. The yoga class takes place Monday, December 7th, 2020, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

This free workout is sponsored by the Glen Cove Library, along with many other upcoming events that you can see through visiting their website or contacting them directly at (516) 676-2130.

Make sure the floor and exercise space get needed fire and smoke cleanup in your Glen Cove home after a disaster. Smoke and soot damage can spread throughout the house, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can clean and restore your property. Give us a call at (516) 671-1919.