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Addressing Water Damage Found in Glen Cove Properties

7/21/2022 (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.

After a Fire in Glen Cove, Get Skilled Damage Repair

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

fire and soot cleaning 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.

Mold Damage Is No Match for Professional Techniques in Glen Cove

7/21/2022 (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? Mold has the possibility of causing 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.

Proper Dehumidification during Water Mitigation in Glen Cove Businesses

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

water dripping from ceiling Water damage? SERVPRO's IICRC trained team can come to the rescue!

SERVPRO Eases Water Restoration for Glen Cove

Most of the items in your Glen Cove office are made from diverse materials with different vulnerabilities to moisture. Some swell, stain, smell, or rust when kept in a high-moisture environment. Including a sound dehumidification plan in your water mitigation efforts is essential since it effectively removes moisture trapped in materials and the air.

Dehumidification can be a final step during water mitigation in Glen Cove properties, or you can incorporate it right from the beginning. The process works best with other procedures, such as enhanced evaporation by setting up air movers within the property. Our SERVPRO technicians help assess the dehumidification requirements for your property.

Crucial considerations for dehumidification:

  • The grains per pound rating of the equipment used
  • The dehumidification technology equipment uses
  • The temperature levels in the house

Dehumidification is a modification process that helps water mitigation by changing moisture physically and then transporting it away from the wet structure. Two primary technologies are used to facilitate this process. A device can use chemicals to draw in moisture from the air or use temperature changes by cooling the air to the dew point allowing the water to condense into a liquid. Devices that use chemical processes are known as desiccants, while those that rely on temperature changes are called refrigerants. 

GPP Rating

The level of vapor in the air is measured in grains per pound. On the other hand, the speed of vapor flow through materials is measured in grains per hour. Understanding the implications of GPP rating is essential when choosing dehumidification equipment for successful water mitigation. SERVPRO has IICRC-certified Structural Drying Technicians who readily understand these technical aspects, thus choosing the right equipment and balancing them with other restoration steps such as temperature control.

How heat affects water restoration:

  • Heat boosts the air's capacity to hold water
  • When cooled, air releases moisture leading to condensation
  • Heating wet materials break vapor barriers

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho expertly manages all aspects of water mitigation, dealing with any damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (516) 671-1919.

SERVPRO Has Tailored Cleaning Products to Restore Your Glen Cove Home Safely

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used on water damaged area; flood cut along wall Black Water from flooding is contaminated and requires removal using safety equipment and the right air movers and dehumidifiers.

Relying on Potent Cleansers for Flood Recovery in Glen Cove

Depending on how flooding occurs in your Glen Cove home, you could have your household introduced to a wide array of bacteria, contaminants, and other threats. As detrimental as this might initially seem, our professionals have become trained in biohazard recovery and various cleaning niches to provide a confident and thorough approach to a flood loss incident on your property.

Much of our success in this industry niche focuses on having the right equipment, personnel, and products to remove flood damage from Glen Cove homes. As homeowners believe that they can address the cleaning needs of their home after a flood loss, many property owners do not realize how hazardous lingering moisture and an elevated concentration of microbes on a surface can become. For this reason, our team relies on the dominant line of cleansers, disinfectants, and sporicides SERVPRO has developed to maintain a competitive edge in the field.

Because mold damage can develop and spread within 48 hours, our water restoration technicians and our remediation specialists can apply antimicrobial solutions to structural elements that could become affected. Natural flooding can often require many directly exposed surfaces to be removed and replaced, but disinfecting supports and framework can help make this reconstruction effort faster and more cost-effective. Antimicrobial solutions can stall the development of mold colonization and eliminate present mold spores on contact.

Even when contamination is not a constraining factor, our cleaning products like hardwood oil and cleanser can help restore the slight sheen to hardwood that years of foot traffic and the recent water loss incident have helped to dull. No matter what your home needs, our SERVPRO professionals have the potent product that can help.

Our professionals have extensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in the niches of flood and water loss recovery. With our impressive line of customized cleaning products, our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (516) 671-1919.

What Can Homeowners Do About Mold in Glen Cove?

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growth along wall 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 option 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 discarded, which is crucial to prevent mold from returning. Our IICRC trained technicians 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.

We Have The Expertise And Equipment To Restore Your Glen Cove Home After A Fire Disaster

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke damage in the ceiling of this Condo needed immediate restoration. We are available 24/7 so we showed up right away and began restoration.

Content Recovery After Fires in Glen Cove Homes

With so many divisions of our team, we work to address multiple facets of fire loss recovery in your Glen Cove home simultaneously. With an extensive roster of restoration specialists, all with training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have the expertise and equipment to not only overcome the damaging effects within the house but on the contents of this residence as well.

Content recovery and management are vital components of the comprehensive recovery solutions that our team has after fire damage in your Glen Cove home. With varying severities of damage based on the proximity to the ignition of the blaze, various personal belongings can require different levels of care and restoration from our trained team. With a full inspection of the damaged property, our professionals can get to work on earmarking which items, furniture, and contents must get removed or stored elsewhere to protect them from the spreading effects of the fire loss incident.

Our SERVPRO contents department has multiple approaches to return your fire-damaged belongings to their previous condition. In many cases, removed items require cleaning, deodorization, and possibly even drying before they can get safely stored in our facility. We keep items protected in a vault within a climate-controlled warehouse until the time comes that they can get returned to your restored house.

In some cases, items do not need to get entirely removed from the premises but are stored on-site in a safe location unaffected by the spreading damages. In these situations, our SERVPRO professionals must also address the individual needs of the items, such as focused cleaning and deodorization efforts. Still, they are there to get returned to their original positions upon the completion of the restoration process.

Fire loss incidents can make a mess of your home and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team has the expertise and equipment to provide premier content management during this emergency to keep your belongings safe and protected. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (516) 671-1919.

Removing Waste Caused by Flood Damage in Glen Cove – Call SERVPRO

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water Mess On Floor Having an issue with flood damage in your Glen Cove home. Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Infectious Waste Removal in Glen Cove

Flood waters can rage through a community in Glen Cover in minutes, bringing debris and infectious waste into your home or business. Many consumers are overwhelmed by the flood waters and immediately begin cleaning their houses and contents without considering the danger of the floodwaters' potentially infectious waste.

SERVPRO provides flood damage clean-up services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. Whenever flooding occurs, the floodwaters pick up a variety of organisms, There may also be methane and other sewer gases present. Sewers often back up into basements introducing pathogens into the home or business.

While it is tempting for consumers to dig in and begin cleaning up their homes after a flood, SERVPRO urges consumers to protect themselves. In addition to the infectious waste, slips and falls and danger from electrocution from live circuits are also present.

We train SERVPRO technicians to safely and carefully remove infectious waste, disinfect all contents and structure, clean your home safely, and provide the assistance you need. We also follow local and state guidelines regarding the safe removal and disposal of contents exposed to floodwaters. Our building services team can also provide restoration and repair solutions to return your home to the home's original condition, "Like it never even happened." We look after the coordination of tradespeople to complete plumbing, electrical, drywall, and finishing work to make your home whole again.

Our services provided by SERVPRO include:

  • Biohazard remediation and cleaning
  • Flood restoration and repair
  • Cleaning up after sewer backups

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

Our Technicians Discuss What Is Involved In Our Water Damage Restoration Process In Glen Head

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Contact Us Sign SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to help you cope with longstanding yet unexpected water damage.

What To Expect From Professional Water Damage Remediation In Glen Head

When you notice signs of harm caused by water in your Glen Head home, it is possible the problem has existed for some time. Supply and waste plumbing lines are concealed behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings. Small leaks eventually turn into significant losses. The response required to return your home to pre-water loss condition might prove to be more complicated than first believed. Our team has the experience to assess and respond appropriately.

It is not uncommon for an owner investigating a minor leak to discover significant water damage in their Glen Head home. The extent of harm to flooring or cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom can be extensive, with pockets of water trapped under fixtures or entrenched in several layers of subflooring. Often secondary damage such as mold growth flagged by its distinctive smell is your first alert of severe water troubles.

SERVPRO helps with the aftermath of this unwanted surprise. Our technicians master a variety of courses from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in preparation for assisting residential property owners with water damage and structural drying.

Our technicians employ sensitive moisture meters and thermal imaging to locate the hidden water damage. Removing toe kickboards allows SERVPRO crews access to the areas under vanities in bathrooms or cabinets in kitchens to expose spaces where water pooled. We use powerful wanded extractors to reach and remove the puddled water and use research-based psychrometry (drying) strategies to pull moisture out of porous materials such as subflooring, wooden cabinets, drywall, and framing.

The IICRC-approved Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course completed by some of our crew readies SERVPRO employees to achieve the balance needed among the elements of air movement, temperature, and dehumidification that results in efficient moisture reduction. We periodically check the moisture concentration in the structural components and fixtures during the drying process to ensure the materials eventually return to normal levels.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to help you cope with longstanding yet unexpected water damage. Call us at (516) 671-1919 to have an experienced assessor review the scenario.

The Need for Rapid Commercial Fire Restoration in Glen Cove

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

After Fire Soot With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Fire Restoration for Glen Cove Business Owners

Fire damage can interrupt your Glen Cove business for weeks or even months. Fires impact every business element like the building, tools, supplies, products, and people. Taking the proper steps after a fire incident can help recoup costs and re-open your business on the right foot. SERVPRO ensures that smoke and soot cleaning is done on time so you can resume business operations as soon as possible.

Fire restoration professionals help Glen Cove business owners secure and move any salvageable valuables. Computers and other electronics or documents may be prone to further damage from the fire residues, so salvaging and documentation are essential steps. We work closely with your insurer to guide you in proceeding with the claim. The insurer might want to inspect the items, so we wait for their approval before we begin restoration.

Various Damages Fire Can Cause

  • Soiling from smoke and soot
  • Moisture or chemical damage by fire suppressors
  • Damaged finishes from charring

Cleaning Residue Stains

Smoke and soot damage escalates quickly, and if given time, it causes yellow stains on walls. The acidity in soot begins to tarnish or stain metal within hours. If no measures are taken in weeks, the soot permeating building materials leads to corrosion.

SERVPRO considers the different types of surfaces when cleaning soot from walls and ceilings. Some sections may require dry cleaning methods where we use a sponge to wipe. On the other hand, surfaces with oily soot residue respond effectively to wet cleaning methods with a high-alkaline detergent.

Methods of Cleaning Walls and Ceilings

  • Wet cleaning
  • Wiping with dry cleaning sponges
  • Peroxide active cleaning
  • HEPA vacuum cleaning

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho uses various methods to clean and deodorize surfaces and items damaged by smoke and soot during fire restoration. Call us at (516) 671-1919. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.