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After a Fire in Glen Cove, Get Skilled Damage Repair

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

fire and soot cleaning png servpro SERVPRO adheres to IICRC guidelines for fire damage cleanup and restoration in Glen Cove.

Calling SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration in Glen Cove

Kitchen fires, a blaze that starts in your garage, or a fire that engulfs more than one area of your Glen Cove home – these are all events that cause devastation and disrupt your life. Rather than stressing and trying to pick up the pieces on your own with DIY methods, SERVPRO handles fire damaged homes with precision and care. Our years of expertise and industry knowledge allow us to get you the results you deserve while saving time and money. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster for fire restorations and other emergencies.

With fire damage in Glen Cove and surrounding areas, SERVPRO understands all our customers' emotions. Because of this, we are customer-focused and ready to help you adjust as the restoration takes place. In addition to our proven methods and efficient process, we take the burden off you throughout the claims process. We ensure all details of your fire and smoke remediation project get carefully documented for your insurance agency to make your claim go as smoothly as possible.

Careful Contents Assessment and Cleaning Go a Long Way

Fire damaged homes see everything from water damage to charring, soot, and immense smoke odors. Along with our crew's attention to all structural elements and building materials, we have also perfected our processes for addressing your contents and cherished keepsakes. We always work to restore versus replace. What does that mean? Essentially, we inspect items thoroughly to determine salvageability. The correct cleaning methods get selected, and we meticulously move through everything until the project is complete.

Standard cleaning methods our IICRC-certified technicians may use with fire restorations include:

  • Dry cleaning gets used during pre-cleaning or handling light soiling/soot residue.
  • Wet cleaning to handle moderate or heavy soiling/soot residue.
  • Spray and wipe techniques allow us to carefully clean items that cannot undergo wet cleaning. With wet methods, foam cleaning gets used for upholstery and other materials that could shrink, stain, or bleed.
  • Immersion cleaning helps as we dip contents into an immersion tank filled with a cleaning solution.
  • Abrasion cleaning works using agitation to clear away soiling from surfaces.

What About Odor Issues after Fire Damage?

No fire damage project is complete without the help of our Odor Control Technicians (OCT). There are various smells left from a fire, including charred debris, protein soot after food items burn, and even musty odors from the water used for putting out the flames. Our team selects the best methods to eliminate odors – never masking them with cheap sprays and other ineffective products. SERVPRO has a range of equipment, cleaners, and deodorants readily available on the vehicles in our Green Fleet for such a task, including:

  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ozone generators
  • Odor counteractant beads or pellets
  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers

We Keep your Project Organized and Items Safe During Restoration

There may be situations where belongings in your home must get moved off-site for safekeeping or cleaning. SERVPRO follows strict protocols for our pack-out/move-out services to log your items in the right place. We may set up stations on your property for cleaning or bring specific contents back to our warehouse for special attention. Once we get finished with the project, everything gets loaded back inside your home and in the proper place.

Hiring SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho is your best bet for fire damage restoration when you want peace of mind. You can reach out around the clock by calling our customer care team at (516) 671-1919.

Addressing Water Damage Found in Glen Cove Properties

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

moisture meter on a wood board Moisture removal is crucial for professional water damage restoration for Glen Cove homes. Call SERVPRO--"Like it never even happened."

Proven Water Damage Restoration Techniques for Glen Cove

No matter how you try to avoid water issues within your home or business, there are times when a water loss event is unavoidable. Whether you have ceiling leaks coming from plumbing in an upstairs bathroom or ground-floor flooding, prompt action is vital to eliminate all hazards. SERVPRO knows how important it is to bring your property back to pre-emergency condition, which is why we are available 24/7 with teams ready to get started on your project. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, mobilizing within hours of your initial contact with our customer care team.

Water damage in Glen Cove can come in the form of burst pipes or even hidden leaks somewhere within your plumbing system. No matter the cause, it is never a good idea to wait for restoration or tackle the project independently with DIY methods. Calling in skilled technicians with IICRC certification like our team at SERVPRO ensures you get rapid, efficient results.

Let the Pros Handle your Structural Drying Needs

With any home flooding or water emergency, structural drying is imperative. We make sure all standing water gets removed and other belongings and furniture. We then assess further damage and what measures must get taken for drying. Our technicians understand how moisture seeps into structural elements, so we know how to craft an appropriate drying plan. Our structural drying efforts include two significant steps:

  • Air Flow – Proper air movement gets achieved with the help of powerful centrifugal fans that put out high-powered airflow to dry moisture. In extreme situations, we can place these fans in the water damage zone without the need for drilling boreholes in walls or pulling up carpeting. The crew adjusts as we move along to ensure proper moisture evaporation.
  • Dehumidification – This part of the process includes industrial-grade high-volume dehumidifiers to help evaporate moisture in the air. When strategically placed, our dehumidification equipment steps up to remove the water from the air before it has a chance to get absorbed by other materials or structural elements.

Not All Water Damage is Visible to the Untrained Eye

It is astounding how many property owners are unaware of water issues lurking behind walls, under cabinetry, and in other areas. To ensure your building is well-maintained and structurally sound, periodically looking for signs of water infiltration is a smart move. If you ever notice staining on walls or ceilings, or musty odors that point to the possibility of black mold growth, you can count on our team to come in for a detailed inspection.

If you are unsure if you have water damage lurking in your home, some of the tools that we may use to help us locate hidden moisture include:

  • Moisture meters to look for moisture content in certain materials. This tool offers accurate moisture readings so that we can monitor our drying efforts.
  • Moisture sensors help expose the level of moisture in walls, baseboards, and carpeting.
  • Thermohygrometers help to detect relative humidity (RH) and temperature. With these readings, our technicians have a window into the levels of humidity, dew point, and more.

Throughout the water restoration process, our crew adjusts accordingly to add or subtract air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and other equipment so that we can successfully dry your interior and structural elements. Before the project gets wrapped up, final readings get taken for moisture, and we handle all surfaces' cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing.

A team with training and experience best addresses water damage if you want quality results. Call us at SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for assistance.

Mold Damage Is No Match for Professional Techniques in Glen Cove

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

what to know about mold with infestation Discovering mold in your Glen Cove home means a call to SERVPRO for remediation

Call SERVPRO to Your Glen Cove Home if You Suspect Mold Damage

Many people are familiar with mold because this is a substance that exists naturally in humid areas. Black fungi can begin growing within your Glen Cove property on carpeting, furnishings, drywall, flooring, and other materials. Unfortunately, some homeowners are unaware of the possible hazards of microorganisms and attempt DIY cleaning to get rid of them. SERVPRO wants area residents to know that there is no such thing as mold removal, but quality mold remediation is possible when hiring the right team.

Why bother with professionals to handle mold damage in Glen Cove? Not only does mold bring the potential for health effects, but there is the possibility for significant damage to your structure. As mold develops on your flooring, walls, and foundation, it can cause any structure to weaken. When left to grow for some time, mold and mildew can break down the integrity of your structural elements, leading to expensive, permanent damage.

What Areas Will Mold Grow Most Often?

You will often find mold developing on different building materials, which often happens within the construction phase. This usually occurs because of uncontrolled moisture dampening materials and bringing on liquid flow, higher humidity, and condensation. Some materials where mold spores often colonize include:

  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Drywall
  • Concrete

Mold Damage Repair and Cleaning When you Need It – Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Mold remediation is the answer whenever you confirm or suspect infiltration in your home. It is safest to remain clear of any areas where you suspect actively growing mold and allow our IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO to handle it for you. Our team has the equipment, methods, and knowledge to help address dangerous, stubborn mold so that you can breathe easy once again.

For our team to clean as much mold growth as possible, we may remove and discard some materials deemed unsalvageable due to infestation. Some materials, such as carpeting or drywall, may require total removal and replacement with new materials. Everything gets handled with the help of trusted contractors so that your interior is left “Like it never even happened.”

Additionally, no mold cleanup job is complete until the air is free of musty odors and the possibility of any residual mold spores. We do not wrap up until we are sure the project is up to our standards, even if it means having an air scrubber running for a couple of days with HEPA filtration. The team monitors all progress and only signs off when we know your family and pets will be safe in your home once again.

There are Several Mold Prevention Tips that Any Property Owner Can Use

Mold prevention is possible, so keep these tips in mind before you have to call us for mold cleanup services:

  • Keep your interior as clean and dry as possible. Mold spores love a humid place to live. Having your house dry and clean eliminates the environment mold loves. Keep vent fans on a regular schedule or think about installing a dehumidifier.
  • Prevent water damage. Because moisture is a common factor in mold growth, always check your property to see if there are signs of a hidden water leak or built-up condensation. When you call SERVPRO for mold remediation, we always address the moisture source before proceeding. Failing to address the cause opens the door for mold and mildew to come back.
  • Disinfection is your friend. Mold will not begin colonizing on clean surfaces. Therefore, cleaning your home and paying attention to all surfaces is a great way to get ahead of the potential for any mold and mildew growth.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho when you want a trusted team to help with mold damage. You can reach us by calling (516) 671-1919.

A Safe Plan for Fire Damage to Glen Head Residences

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of Humans in Bubble with Fire Background SERVPRO not only wants to assist with your fire damage clean up, but wants to insure your safety.

We Want to Help You Every Bit of the Way Through Your Glen Head Home Fire Damage.

Knowing how you and your family should respond to damaging emergencies that occur in your Glen Head home can help to maintain safety during this crisis. It can be easy to become overwhelmed and panicked. Still, a well-rehearsed plan of action can help to protect your property and its occupants. This system of response must include not only the roles of individual family members but also the best solutions for restoring these harmful effects to your house. 

Many effects after an emergency become part of the overall fire damage to Glen Head residences. From soot residues to widespread odors, there are multiple layers of symptoms that must get addressed to return any property to its pre-damaged condition successfully. While the focus of any emergency plan should be the safety of those involved, we at SERVPRO know that there are some things that you can add to protect specific belongings and areas of the property in the earliest stages of recovery. 

Both during and following a fire loss incident, here are some things that our SERVPRO professionals urge focused homeowners to do or consider: 

  • Find a safe place where all family members can meet, an adequate distance from the house. 
  • Do not make content protection a priority during the fire; get out of the house, and ensure everyone else has. 
  • During damage assessment, seal off unaffected or slightly damaged areas of your house to prevent these effects from getting worse. 
  • Remove all damaged or compromised contents from your property. Our professionals have advanced tools and equipment for recovering your fire-damaged belongings. 
  • Most homeowners are aware of changes to the appearance of their property – these looks can indicate a need for reconstruction, cleaning, or item removal. 

Fire recovery efforts require many different approaches, from extensive cleaning to deodorization. If it ever becomes too much for you to handle or manage on your own, you can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho specialists. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

Common Hidden Issues That Homeowners Realize After Water Damage in Jericho

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Living Room Under Water Water can cause secondary damages in flooring and furniture. Call SERVPRO to restore your home correctly, the first time.

Addressing Hidden Issues after Water Damage in Jericho

Whether it is a pipe that bursts or another amenity that releases water into unwanted areas in your Jericho property, you are likely to experience widespread issues immediately after the incident or long after the cleanup process. Water affects different types of materials, and it might take time before you realize all areas that it affects negatively. 

The point of origin of the spill can determine the outcome of an incident of water damage in Jericho. Water spilling from a high point such as the ceiling or a room upstairs can affect many contents, including electronics, upholstery, and other furniture. Reducing the period of exposure for such items can minimize the damages caused. Our SERVPRO technicians use plastic sheets to create containments over contents preventing severe damage. We also extract water fast from affected areas using water extractors and other sophisticated equipment. 

Floor materials such as asphalt tiles maintain a good bond with concrete even after water damage, so cleaning the white or gray areas on the surface should be enough. However, such tiles or the glues used may contain asbestos, so it is essential to follow proper safety procedures during restoration. We certify our SERVPRO technicians in handling hazardous materials, so they should restore your property without any difficulties. For wooden subfloors, warping and other forms of deterioration might complicate the restoration process, so we use non-penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture levels in the subfloor before embarking on restorative processes. 

If the water from the incident affects furnishings, problems such as spots, cracking, and weakening of joints can develop. Such problems mostly affect upholstery and wooden items. Our SERVPRO technicians can refinish affected items. However, we evaluate the repair cost compared to replacing the item first, ensuring you get the most cost-effective solution.

When there is a water loss in your Glen Cove, Glen Head, or Oyster Bay property, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho to assist. You can reach us at (516) 671-1919 at any time.

We Get You Back In Business After A Fire In Glen Cove

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

Wall After Fire At SERVPRO we have the expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

Commercial Fire Damage in Glen Cove? We Are Here to Serve You 24/7/365

“Ring. Ring.” Answered sleepily, “Hello?” “Yes sir, this is the fire department, can you hear me?” Long pause. “Uh-hm.” Then, “I’m with the City of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department. We were given your phone number as the emergency contact. Our crew just responded to a fire at your place of business.”

When the phone rings in the middle of the night with bad news from a caller, you can only hope it is the wrong number. Unfortunately, if you are the contact person and the address of the Glen Cove fire damage matches your business location, it may be a long night.

Hurrying out the door, your family reminds you about the photos of the space and inventory saved on your external drive. That’s good and all, but as you drive to the office at 3 a.m., you wonder if the fire engulfed the whole building. Is your inventory gone? If forced to close for cleanup and restoration, how much will it affect the lives of your employees and customers? What will it cost? You do not have to handle all of this alone. SERVPRO answers the phone 24/7/365. We are here for you.

When you call, we immediately take all your information. Within hours of a fire, we can communicate with your insurance company to provide detailed information about the damage and losses at your business. We respond quickly. And be assured we discuss your primary concerns with you within the first few minutes on the job site.

If you have fire damage to your commercial property, SERVPRO knows it is never a convenient or easy thing to handle. Whether your emergency occurs in a restaurant, retail store, or office building, our team has the tools and technicians to mitigate the damage and manage the project through to its completion. You can be confident in us because we have experience with fire recovery dating back to 1986. We have helped thousands of customers get their business back on track after fires ranging from large commercial spaces to high-rise apartment buildings of New York City.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho works closely with your insurance to manage the paperwork and complete the cleanup and restoration process to your satisfaction. We have successes with properties throughout Brookville and Oyster Bay. Call us at (516) 671-1919 when you need us because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Handling Mold Damage in Glen Head

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Wall Mold with Plug SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho rapid response team is available 24/7!

SERVPRO Focuses on Safety When Providing Mold Remediation Services in Glen Head

Mold exists in Glen Head homes, as a matter of fact. When you look for mold, you can probably find it in A/C ducts, closets, attics, and basements. When mold spores find a place to colonize and spread with the correct environment, they can become a significant threat to your health. Even before mold moves throughout your home, call a certified crew to help you detect it and take the necessary mold remediation steps to protect your family.

In Glen Head, mold damage detection and remediation is a job for our certified staff at SERVPRO. Looking closely for the sources of mold existing in the home, we inspect the furniture, fixtures, and structural elements to detect atypical growth and thwart it. Our efforts focus on the visible signs of mold and those the naked eye does not detect, including its smell. Using air content meters, we can quantify the mold’s presence and take action accordingly. Some of the equipment we employ to manage mold in a house or condo include-

  • Air scrubbers to help us capture airborne mold particles.  
  • HEPA filters to remove microbes traveling throughout the home
  • Foggers to spray anti-microbial solutions that permeates porous textiles and all surfaces

To complement our efforts, we also wipe down surfaces and check the ventilation system for mold presence. We can also paint your walls with a specific type of paint that helps retard mold growth and adds a layer of protection to your home.

It doesn’t matter whether you just detected mold in your home or it has been growing for years without your knowledge. As soon as you learn of its presence, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho at (516) 671-1919. You will not regret your decision, and your home will feel “Like it never even happened.”

If Your Glen Cove Department Store Suffers Flood Damage, We Can Help!

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Need Help Sign Contact us any time at (516) 671-1919 for immediate help.

Get Efficient Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Glen Cove Department Store

Department stores have a significant stronghold in American consumerism and are the anchor stores of shopping complexes and malls. They provide consumers with various services and products in a one-stop shopping format. Flash flooding can cause water to enter your department store. It can lead to significant financial losses if consumer goods such as furniture, clothing, home appliances, housewares, toys, hardware, and cosmetics, among others, get ruined.

The floodwater can also ruin the floors, walls, and other structures. If there is commercial flood damage in your Glen Cove department store, you need experienced restoration specialists to return the establishment to its previous condition safely and quickly. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in flood damage restoration. We take immediate action to minimize any negative impact on commercial property and the health of the people who work in it. We provide efficient flood cleanup services to make the destruction seem “Like it never even happened.” The steps we take to restore a commercial property include:

  • Assessing the damage
  • Our technicians walk through the premises with the business owner to inspect the damaged areas and prepare a scope of work for approval.
  • Writing a detailed flood remediation estimate.
  • After getting an approved scope of work, we write an estimate for the flood damage cleanup.

Water Extraction

If you approve the estimate, our experts can proceed with the water extraction process and removal of damp contents for disposal or salvaging. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) use portable or truck-mounted pumps to remove standing water. Floodwater can enter the basement of your department store quickly, and it could contain mud and other debris. We can remove the items in the basement that have not sustained damage, take them to the upper floors and then remove the sludge and floodwater.


Standing floodwater and flooded damp materials are breeding grounds for microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and mold. These microorganisms can cause health problems to the people working in the department store long after the flooding incident. We use EPA-registered disinfectants to prevent microbial growth.

Drying of the Flooded Space

Our technicians set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers in the building to ensure that the entire structure dries appropriately. The machines must run continuously for several days. Our crew monitors and documents the drying conditions of a building regularly. We write readings for temperature, relative humidity, and moisture content and evaluate them to see if drying goals are reached.

Removing Odors

Floodwater can bring unpleasant odors into your department store, and they can affect the shopping experience of your customers. At SERVPRO, we use different strategies to deal with flood odors, including pairing agents and odor removal equipment such as air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators.

With many years of experience in flood damage restoration, the team at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho possesses the capacity and knowledge to complete challenging projects. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 for immediate help.

What Might Interfere With Fire Restoration at My Glen Head Home?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Wall being cleaned The first step to resolving fire damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho.

SERVPRO Helps Glen Head Homeowners with Equipment and Skills to Tackle Fire Damage

Inconveniences from property fires in Glen Head vary greatly depending on the source or the response mounted after the fire. The inconvenience is greater if you cannot carry out proper restoration since you continue enduring problems such as bad odor and deeply soiled surfaces. The structure and contents also continue deteriorating, increasing the overall costs you have to bear. 

You can request help from a professional to ensure fire restoration at your Glen Head home progresses unhindered. Professional teams like SERVPRO are better prepared since restoring properties affected by fires is part of our daily work. 

Some Issues That Interfered with Restoration Include:

  • Lack of equipment
  • Limited skills
  • Emotional attachment to the loss
  • Limited workforce

Restoring fire damage takes everyday actions like cleaning, demolition and rebuilding, and odor management, among others. However, accomplishing these processes takes special skills and equipment. For example, cleaning soot from unique surfaces such as acoustic tiles without ruining them is not easy. Also, removing destroyed structural materials can lead to unnecessary destruction of otherwise salvageable materials. Better skills and equipment eliminate these challenges easily. Our SERVPRO technicians use Peroxide-Active cleaning when dealing with delicate surfaces like acoustic tiles. Blast cleaning with a medium like sodium bicarbonate simplifies cleaning unfinished surfaces like trusses, frames, and joists.

Human Factors in Fire Restoration

Sometimes the fire restoration of your home might take longer, not because there is a technical problem. Human factors such as limited help from the people around you can delay the process. Also, if you are over-attached to the damaged possessions, you may have difficulty completing the restoration. SERVPRO provides several technicians to tackle various tasks, thus expediting restoration. Our decisions are also based on technical evaluations or advice from other professionals such as insurance adjusters. 

With help from SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho, you get practical solutions for any obstacles that would hinder fire restoration. Call us at (516) 671-1919. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does the Source Affect Fire Damage Restoration Processes in Glen Cove Properties?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

After Soot in Commercial Kitchen Don’t let fire damage overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho.

Examining the Source in Glen Cove Properties Helps SERVPRO Resolve Fire Challenges

Although it may not seem so, a fire can start in any section of your business premises. Various things you use in your daily operations increase fire risk, including waste materials, solvents, and heat-generating objects such as machines. Apart from causing unexpected damage at your Glen Cove premises, different fire sources also influence the work you need to do to restore the premises.

In many cases, the fire source determines its intensity, thus influencing the fire damage restoration procedures undertaken in Glen Cove properties. Since fire can be contained in good time by the fire department or an internal suppression system, intensity is not always high. Other factors related to the source can still affect restoration. An experienced restorer like SERVPRO can help you address any challenges that arise.

Challenging Aspects Connected to the Fire Source Include:

  • Variations such as organic and synthetic residues
  • Heat levels which range from scorching to smoldering
  • Residue spread patterns

The combustion process affects materials to different levels. Incomplete combustion results in residues like soot. While soot appears as a standard black residue, its chemical properties differ depending on the burnt material. Therefore, if a fire is caused by malfunctioning electronics or other appliances made of plastics and other synthetic materials, the resulting soot is not the same as what would be produced by waste papers igniting. Soot from synthetic sources tends to be wet and smeary, thus difficult to clean.

Fires Are Hotter or Colder Than You Expect

To most people, a fire is just a fire. However, during restoration, the unique fire characteristics stand out and can impact the process. For instance, the temperatures involved as various materials ignite, affect the cleaning difficulty. Scorching temperatures result in turbulent air movements, forcing residues to collide with vertical surfaces like walls leading to splattering and penetration into the substrate. Such residues require a greater cleaning force. That is why our SERVPRO technicians use rotating brushes to agitate such surfaces. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can conduct fire damage restoration addressing any challenging issue, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (516) 671-1919.