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Property in Glen Head, Groundwater Mess, and a SERVPRO Cleanup

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

small model house being wiped from the roof, cartoonish SERVPRO Cleans Flooded Homes in Glen Head from the Top Down!

Stages of Removing Floodwater from Glen Head Homes

Water removal is rarely as simple as straightforward as Glen Head homeowners might like, but our experienced restoration professionals can help with an array of premier equipment and effective techniques. Extracting water from the house refers to more than the problematic standing water that could exist after a flood, so recognizing the stages of water removal can help our customers to maintain an understanding of the progress of our drying efforts.

Even before our SERVPRO professionals have discussed the full scope of the job and what is necessary for flooding removal in your Glen Head home with the homeowner and the insurance adjuster, initial removal techniques can begin. Extraction that occurs shortly after our team first gets notified of a disaster can help to reduce the total property loss. Waiting for long periods before contacting restoration, professionals can work against the restorability of the house.

In the initial phases of recovery, extraction plays a vital role in both allowing more direct drying efforts to begin and as a method of determining the extent of present damage. The need for debris removal and muck-out services is not fully appreciated until the standing water has gotten removed from the most damaged areas of the house.

Water removal from saturated materials is another critical element to mitigation, as this is the process that can be instrumental in allowing materials to stay installed when contamination is not a concern. In many cases, surface water saturation can get addressed with the direct output from centrifugal air movers and electric heaters. By manipulating temperature and airflow, our SERVPRO professionals can increase the productivity of evaporative drying. This immediate burst of warm air can also prevent cool barriers from forming along the saturated surfaces of materials that can slow the drying process.

Removing water from your home after a flood is a vital first step in gaining control of this loss situation. While there are many paths to clearing out excess floodwater, you can trust in the experience and cutting-edge equipment of our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team to help. You can reach out to our rapid response team 24/7 by calling (516) 671-1919.

Maskers and Sealants for Glen Cove Residents with Fire Damage related Odor Issues

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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How SERVPRO Works to Improve Air Quality in Your Home After a Fire Incident

Fire Damage Glen Cove

Sometimes the lasting impact of a property is fire is felt through the presence of charred odors that can linger in the air and contents of your home. Fire releases several chemicals in materials, some of which can also contain unpleasant odors. By opening windows and performing light vacuuming, you can remove odor-causing dry soot from the property altogether. However, wet soot deposits, which are usually greasy in texture and come from the burning of animal fats or synthetic materials, can be more of a challenge to rid from your home. 

Odor-control is a big part of fire damage restoration that Glen Cove residents benefit from by enlisting professionals. Odor eventually disperses naturally over time once the removal of offending material or materials from home is complete. This may include carefully bagging and sealing non-salvageable items such as burnt curtains or by cleaning surfaces, walls, or ceilings using chemical products. However, the natural dissipation of these volatile particles can take a long time to disappear altogether. SERVPRO odor restorers can help to speed up this process.

Sometimes an efficient and effective method of odor control is to mask the odor for a period until the particles themselves disperse and become no longer noticeable. SERVPRO technicians can use odor-counteracting beads, which release deodorants into the air over time. As these solvent-based beads release deodorant, it counteracts the unpleasant smells left in the air by burning materials. Placing these beads inside a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit can be an efficient method for dispersing masking agents until the odor-causing particles disperse.

Walls and ceilings may be a challenge to the restoration of properties with high-pressure fires. Smoke particles can enter and bond with porous surfaces like wall-paint as well as the drywall beneath. These situations require intervention since the odor-causing materials are not easy to remove. SERVPRO can apply an odor and stain blocker to the affected materials, which uses a thick acrylic to seal odor into the wall itself. This surface can then be repainted without staining or odor reappearing. 

Odors take a long time to dissipate naturally. To speed up the process, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

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Cleaning And Refinishing Your Water Damaged Glen Head Property

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Cleaning and Refinishing Glen Head Hardwoods After Water Losses

Widespread water loss incidents can have a diverse impact on the hardwood structural elements it becomes exposed to in Glen Head homes. From cabinets and shelves to hardwood flooring, absorption often occurs more quickly than many property owners might think. While a swift response from our SERVPRO team can help to reduce the severity of this absorption and material degradation, lasting damage might have already taken place.

Water cleanup in Glen Head homes can encompass many areas of your home, but it can also include the restoration and recovery of specific structural elements and materials. In some situations, it is sufficient to dry and clean off any lingering residues from the surface layer of hardwood flooring and fixtures. However, it is also possible that these materials could require refinishing for more considerable aesthetic damages.

Cleaning off residues and soiling from hardwood materials throughout the home involves a range of our potent cleaning products and chemical agents. While cellulose in the wood can be the reason that flooring is so prone to absorbing standing water, the same concern exists with wet cleaners and higher acidic cleansers that can mar the finish of wood surfaces. Our SERVPRO team works to find the ideal balance between the present damage and the needs of the flooring or cabinetry to restore its original sheen and finish.

When marring of these surfaces already exists before our technicians can employ cleaning techniques and products, refinishing might be the only feasible route to making this water damage “Like it never even happened.” We can strip the finish where necessary and fall onto the skilled hands of our in-house residential contractors to repair and refinish these surfaces. Refinishing can almost always be more cost-effective and efficient than removal and replacement.

Restoring the hardwood in your home after a water loss incident involves more decisions and techniques than you might have thought initially. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho technicians can help to restore and recover marred surfaces to get your home back to preloss condition fast. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

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What Can You Do to Prevent Storm Damage in Your Glen Head Home

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

flooded street with white home Basement flooding is a reality that many of our past and current clients have faced. Should your home be affected, contact Team SERVPRO 24/7.

Stopping Basement Flood Damage in a Glen Head Home

A whopping 98% percent of basements are expected to see flooding in their lifetimes. Disasters can be overwhelming and stressful experiences to endure, but modern technologies and methods ensure that there are more preventive measures available than ever to keep your possessions safe and dry in the event of a disaster.

If your Glen Head basement has experienced flood damage, SERVPRO professionals stand ready to aid you within hours of your call. These technicians possess the tools and know-how needed to restore your basement to a preloss condition, including extractors, EPA-registered antimicrobials, and industrial-grade drying equipment.

Protecting Your Possessions

  • Use waterproof storage. Plastic bins, especially stored on high shelving, can go a long way toward salvaging your possessions.  To prevent water from coming in, seal these boxes with duct tape. For sentimental items, heirlooms, and similar fare, consider storing in the attic, if possible.  For electronics and similar items, cover them in lightweight plastic and keep the seals as watertight as possible.
  • Protect your furniture.  Just 2 inches of floodwater can cost tens of thousands of damages for homeowners to repair.  Elevation methods like cinder blocks can protect your furniture from water damage by allowing a few inches of clearance between floodwaters and your possessions.
  • Check your basement regularly.  Water damage can happen anytime, so implement measures available to prevent basement flooding before it happens when you can.  Make sure to repair damaged floors, walls, and windows. Consider stocking up on sandbags or installing a sump pump to minimize damage to your basement.


SERVPRO technicians can get right to work on disinfecting and drying your home after flooding occurs.  While not everything can be salvaged due to the dangers posed by floodwaters, these damage mitigation professionals strive to provide homeowners with peace of mind through tried and true methods. 

If flooding is extensive, technicians have truck-mounted pumps available to remove high quantities of water quickly. They work in tandem with portable back-mounted extractors to remove water from hard-to-reach spots.  Before drying can begin, technicians clean with EPA-registered antimicrobials to prevent the spread of microbes through the air.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho wants to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (516) 671-1919 today for fast disaster cleanup.

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Glen Cove Properties Benefit from Water Mitigation Services from SERVPRO

1/18/2020 (Permalink)

Tub overflowing with soapy water from an open tap Water Accidents Happen in Glen Cove--That Is Why SERVPRO Is Ready to Help!

The Experience to Know What Water-Damaged Glen Cove Homes Need

You do not always have the time available to shop around for reputable and trustworthy restoration companies when water losses occur in your Glen Cove home. In most situations involving water emergencies, you have around 48 hours to resolve the bulk of the concerns, or more severe and threatening conditions could develop. Knowing the most efficient practices comes from experience and extensive training, our team has become a name to trust.

Our certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) on our SERVPRO team have more than thirty years of experience and continued education to address the water damage in Glen Cove homes with the latest resources, training, and technologies. No two-loss incidents are the same, and addressing the concerns of your household can maximize drying and recovery efforts across the board.

Damage assessments are the right way to determine what tools and approaches are necessary to return your property to preloss condition. Our process involves both an understanding of the drying sciences and the input of our customers to detail the state of their home before the water loss incident and their ultimate wishes in seeing the area restored. Because we have an in-house division of general contractors as well as restoration specialists, we have a full-service approach to recovery that can save time and money.

Because a majority of our professionals have the WRT certifications along with secondary endorsements for Applied Structural Drying (ASD), customers do not have to wait for skilled and knowledgeable water restorers. We have a 24/7 response, and because of our central location in Jericho, we can respond to most of the loss incidents in the area within hours. We can arrive with an array of specialty equipment, including extractors, drying mats, air movers, positive pressure systems, and light wands. We can address standing water concerns and move immediately to drying the moisture beyond the surface.

Experience matters when you are entrusting your home to restoration professionals after a water loss incident. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help. Give us a call at (516) 671-1919.

Commercial Mold Damage Restoration In Glen Cove

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage growing on wall We can help you restore your company's building to the way it was before, “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Mold Damage Restoration In Glen Cove Can Require Sodablasting Procedures

If moisture ever stays inside your Glen Cove breakfast diner for too long, fungi can develop on any of your building materials or contents that contain organic materials. If organic substances such as paper or wood stay wet for longer than 48 hours, commercial mold damage could occur inside your place of business. A fungus only needs excessive moisture, an organic food source, the right temperatures, and time to form and grow.

Anytime moisture gets left in an area inside your diner, spores that are naturally present could activate and cause your building to become contaminated. During commercial mold damage projects in Glen Cove, our SERVPRO technicians can utilize a variety of specialized techniques and equipment to remove all contamination. Once a fungus forms, it starts growing in all directions, and it starts to release reproductive spores into the air. The spores can then float around the interior of your breakfast diner and contaminate areas that were previously unaffected by moisture or mold.

Once fungi have developed and are visible, the first step our SERVPRO team takes is to contain the affected room or rooms so that spores cannot spread across your structure. Then, we remove the fungal contamination from any of the affected surfaces inside your business's building. Next, we can use chemicals to help eliminate spores so that mold cannot form anywhere else.

In some situations, the fungus could have grown deep into an item, and scrubbing and scraping methods do not prove to be effective. In these more severe cases, we can implement soda blasting techniques. Soda blasting removes contamination by spraying the affected region with pressurized baking soda. The process is somewhat abrasive, but it can be proven to be more gentle than sanding or other more abrasive removal methods. The baking soda also has properties that help neutralize any foul odors present within the contaminated items.

When running a diner, we know that cleanliness is one of the keys to being successful. For professional assistance with restoration services at your place of business, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 24/7. We can help you restore your company's building to the way it was before, “Like it never even happened.”

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Soot and Smoke Cleanup and Malodors Elimination Needed for Your Glen Cove Home? Try Calling SERVPRO for Restoration

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

flames and smoke coming under bedroom door Glen Cove Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Are Cornerstones of SERVPRO Excellence

Fire Damage Glen Cove – Smoke Residues

Not all fires are the same, and the smoke from these fires is also different. The residue from different fires requires different cleaning approaches. Hot fires tend to produce dry smoke residues, while slower-burning or smoldering fires tend to produce wet smoke residues. Then there are the fires where food has been burned and may produce protein smoke residue. Fuel oil also produces smoke residues that require different cleaning methods.

SERVPRO has been providing fire damage services in the Glen Cover area since 1986. We have had experience restoring many homes and commercial buildings after a fire and are familiar with all the different types of smoke residues. We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and trained experts that have worked with thousands of customers.

The speed of combustion, the amount of oxygen available to fuel the fire, and the type of material that is burning determine the type of smoke residue.

Cleaning Dry Smoke Residues

Since the particles produced by a hot fire are dry, surfaces are not stained as profoundly and are easier to clean. Nonporous materials can be wiped and cleaned. Porous materials may need to be washed, repainted, or replaced.

Cleaning Wet Smoke Residues

Wet smoke residue tends to contain more aerosols, varnishes, and solvents. Particles can work themselves into crevices and can discolor plastic materials. In many cases, contents cannot be restored due to discoloration, smearing, or smudging on the surface.

Cleaning Protein Smoke Residue

Fires involving food products tend to leave a greasy protein residue that can be distributed throughout the entire home. All surfaces in the home may require cleaning and restoration. Protein combustion often results in a highly pungent odor that is challenging for elimination; SERVPRO can help.

Fuel Oil Smoke Residue

A malfunctioning furnace often produces this type of residue. Blowback can deposit spider tags in cooler corners and upper areas of a room, looking much like spider webs. Soot particles are produced and distributed throughout the home by the heating system. Technicians can first vacuum away most of these ionized, dirty deposits. It may be black or grey in color and greasy. It is usually easy to remove; however, the entire home must be cleaned and deodorized. SERVPRO can help restore your home after a fire regardless of the type of fire and smoke residue.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Upper Brockville, Sea Cliff, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage In Glen Head

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

water covering flooring after leak SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is available 24/7 at (516) 671-1919 to help you restore your wood flooring.

Cleaning Up Water Damage in Glen Head

Sometimes a pipe bursting in a nearby kitchen or bathroom can soak your wood flooring. Hardwood flooring can warp or buckle after water exposure. The longer the floor is wet, the more damage you may incur.

If you are experiencing warping or buckling of your flooring due to water damage in your Glen Head home, you most likely require professional assistance. Contacting SERVPRO right away may help mitigate secondary damage, such as further warping or mold growth in trapped pockets of moisture.

Removing excess water quickly is critical; the least amount of damage occurs when SERVPRO technicians remove water fast. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. They pull excess water out of the floors by using an extractor and doing multiple passes over the area. Then, they dry the floors. Technicians consider the permeance of the flooring and the exposure time when creating a plan to dry the area effectively.

Wood naturally contains moisture, typically around 10%. Technicians use non-penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture levels in the wood. They take readings in an unaffected area to make sure the moisture levels are consistent on all the flooring in the same area of the home. Moisture readings are from the wettest part of the floor to ensure that everything dries before moving forward.

Trained SERVPRO technicians use special drying techniques to dry the floors, mindful of vapor barriers such as finishes that may lock moisture in or out of the wood surface. Finishes impact both absorption and evaporation rates. Air movers and dehumidifiers are sometimes used in crawl spaces under the floors to dry from underneath while also used above the flooring, attacking the moisture from both areas.

Floors should be within 4% of their regular moisture content to be dry. If overdried, crowning may occur, the wood arches and creates a bow shape, becoming very difficult to sand out. There may be some cupping, meaning that the sides of the wood warp up in a cup shape. This often indicates that water absorbed from the bottom and sides of the wood. After the wood is dry, technicians may sand and possibly refinish the floor to bring the wood back to the preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is available 24/7 at (516) 671-1919 to help you restore your wood flooring. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are The Leader In Glen Head Water Damage Restoration

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Our technician uses our drying equipment to dry the hardwoods in this home Our technicians removed the laminate floors, affected drywall and contents and then started the dry out process after water damage struck this home.

Debris Cleanup Can Reduce Restoration Costs in Glen Head

Among the many responsibilities and requirements placed on the administration and management divisions of our SERVPRO team, controlling expenses for Glen Head residents and their properties is vital. Every individual component of our response team and office staff involved in the recovery play a part in helping to keep costs low for the customer, but none have a more direct role in this than the crew chief. The leader of our field technician units has the authority to authorize preventative care and emergency services that ultimately reduce the cost of the restoration as a whole, such as removing loose debris and sediment. 

Preparation is an essential component to every project we begin involving water cleanup in Glen Head homes because so much can vary from one site to another. Direct exposure of structural elements like cabinetry and ceiling tiles can lead to warping, swelling, and deterioration. In some situations, these areas can collapse entirely under the weight of the loss incident, creating a dire circumstance where our technicians must work quickly to prevent further structural loss. Cleanup plays a vital role in reducing this permanent damage, and we have several direct approaches to help. 


Standing water is a substantial threat to any exposed construction materials, contents, and other affected portions of your property. With structural degradation, debris can exist within this water that prevents the use of our traditional electric sump pump choice for water removal. We can utilize more powerful self-priming trash pumps to move water with solids inside. 

Controlled Demolition 

Our crew chief is responsible for the delegation of tasks when necessary, such as the deployment of our in-house general contracting division. These professionals can remove affected materials in part to prevent a more substantial full replacement of damaged surfaces and structure. 

Direct Removal Approaches 

There are certain materials and contents within your property that can amplify the destruction if not managed appropriately. Insulation above ceiling tiles and inside of walls can absorb moisture, causing this material to become too heavy for these weaker structural elements to contain. Our SERVPRO team can remove water damaged insulation with specially designed vacuum systems. 

Saving money on restoration is not only important to you. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho professionals have techniques and strategies for water recovery with the express purpose of reducing costs. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (516) 671-1919.

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How In-place Drying can Reduce Inconvenience during Flood Damage Restoration of your Glen Head Home

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Standing water around a garage. Your Glen Head flood damage is our focus, let us help you get above water.

Let SERVPRO help take the inconvenience off your shoulders when it comes to your Glen Head home flood.

A flooded property or room does not necessarily mean that your furnishings, carpets, and access areas have to be removed or displaced. Our restoration services focus on repairing issues with minimum inconvenience to a homeowner. In situations where property flooding is the result of a clean water supply malfunction, for example, leaking sinks, bathtubs, or pipes, it is possible to perform in-place drying. In-place drying involves minimal disruption to the affected area. However, it is only suitable when flooding is less than 72 hours and shows no signs of water contamination. 

Homeowners that experience clean water flood damage in Glen Head may find it beneficial to incorporate in-place drying. These methods are less aggressive and involve drying carpets as well as subfloor pads without detaching or removing them. Furniture can remain in place while there is a reduction in the likelihood of delamination occurring. However, not all situations suit in-place drying, and they can be more time-consuming. 

A SERVPRO technician can decide on in-place drying during the inspection of flooded areas. We begin by moving furniture into the center of the room and using truck-mounted extraction wands to vacuum moisture from carpets close to the baseboard. This process prevents water migration, which can become a severe issue should moisture enter wall cavities or penetrate the subfloor. Once the outer regions of the room are dry, your technician may test a small area of the subfloor pad to make sure both carpet and pad are dry.

Central areas of the home can then be further dried using a weighted extraction tool. Weighted wands apply pressure onto soft fabrics, which can help to squeeze out residual moisture. After every drop of moisture is extracted, SERVPRO can place air-movers with dehumidifiers to create ideal drying conditions. This equipment helps to reduce the amount of time for flood restoration work to be completed as well as ensuring both carpet and pad are thoroughly dry. 

Clean water flood emergencies do not need to be a lasting disruption in your everyday life. Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for in-place drying options.

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

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

A wall in this property burned by a 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 are wondering 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.

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Glen Cove Fire Cleanup from the Sublime to Demolition--SERVPRO Has the Skills and Assets

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Various Approaches that Help Save Contents after Fire Damage Incidents in Glen Cove

Soiling through residue deposits, charring, and strong odor is common after fire damage affects properties in Glen Cove.  Deep soiling may force you to throw away some items left structurally intact by the fire.  However, using advanced cleaning approaches, it is possible to remove the residues left on the items, restoring them to the preloss condition.


Vacuuming is an effective way to remove loose residues left on items after fire damage incidents in Glen Cove.  It has several benefits, including removing soot, and dirt that may be difficult to deal with once a material becomes wet. It also helps clean some materials such as sisal or silk area rugs, which are readily damaged by other cleaning methods.  Vacuuming can also serve a precursor cleaning method, removing loose soot from the surface of materials.

Bonnet Cleaning

If the fire incident leaves limited amounts of residues on fabric items such as carpets or upholstery, there is no need to waste resources doing deep cleaning, especially considering it might lead to other problems like dyes running or staining. Bonnet cleaning is the right answer in such a case because minimal moisture is applied. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the soiled material first to determine whether to use this method, pre-testing. We use it on the low-cut pile and low-level loop carpets. Its effectiveness is minimal for deep-cut pile carpets, and it is not suitable for Berbers or shag carpets.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

It is common for soot and other some residues to stick stubbornly to glassware and fixtures such as chandeliers. Vigorously agitating such items can remove the residues, but is likely to cause other problems such as scratches, which would ruin their value. Our SERVPRO technicians avoid problems when cleaning such items by using specialized immersion cleaning procedures such as ultrasonic cleaning, which utilizes tiny water bubbles to agitate the soiled surfaces. The bubbles are created through sound waves, so there is no chance of scratching the items. As these microscopic "balloons" burst, the released gas pressure erodes the unwanted elements from the targeted piece.

Cleaning contents affected by fire damage might require unique approaches. Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Steps for Drying Drywall After Water Damage in Your Jericho Residence

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water spots on the wall close to a door frame. SERVPRO knows no lengths when it comes to water damage in your Jericho home.

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 A leaking pipe can cause the drywall in your home to get damp. The porous material of the drywall can absorb moisture rapidly and wick it up into the wall. The wetness can spread behind the trim, bleed under baseboards and saturate insulation. Although drywall is not load-bearing, its condition still affects the surrounding structures.

Soggy drywall can turn into a food source for mold colonies. To deal with the water damage in your Jericho residence, you can hire SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRTs). You can take the following steps to prevent the situation from getting worse:

  • Stop the source of the leak immediately.
  • Remove paintings and wall hangings from the affected walls. If the walls have wallpaper, it may be necessary to remove the paper.
  • Check the wall or ceiling insulation. Remove and dry the insulation beginning from the ceiling to the floor. If the insulation is soaked, you can dispose of it.
  • Remove baseboards and molding to ensure that the drywall has proper ventilation. This can prevent moisture from getting trapped behind the molding and baseboard.
  • Increase air circulation in your home by opening doors and windows, and blowing fans on the damp arrears until the walls are dry.

Spotting damp areas on wall surfaces is easy. However, it is difficult to determine if the drywall below the surface is wet. It is impossible to rely on the eyes alone to identify subsurface damage. Our technicians can use thermal imaging cameras to identify the moisture problem. If there are only one or two layers of paint on the drywall, it cannot interfere with the dry out process of the wall surface. However, if a wall has high-gloss enamel, vinyl wallpaper, or more than a single layer of wallboard, it can take longer to dry.

Our SERVPRO technicians have expertise in drying any wall. We can establish an initial environment for satisfactory drying. Our team can manipulate temperature and humidity levels to create optimal drying conditions. For instance, we can place air movers and dehumidifiers near the surface of the walls to dry them before mold sets in.

If the walls do not dry effectively, we can drill holes into the surface to allow air to flow into the space between the wall studs (cavity). When air flows into the cavity, the rate of evaporation increases, and this expedites drying. Our technicians can also improve drying efforts further by using portable heaters to warm the surface of the walls.

If a water leak has caused your drywall to get damp, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can help you dry the affected walls thoroughly. Call us any time at (516) 671-1919 for drying services in Glen Cove, Glen Head, or Oyster Bay. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Flood Damage can Ruin Structure and Merchandise in a Glen Head Bookstore

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

A stack of books with an open book at the top of the stack. We can help you save the pages in your Glen Head flood damage.

SERVPRO can help with even the most particular items such as books in your Glen Head flood damage.

In spite of the Internet, many people in Glen Head still love to find and read a good book. Often, finding a classic in print helps share a beloved story with a child, which often reduces reading problems in school. Both new and used bookstores carry thousands of items in their inventories, along with other items.

Bookstore owners in Glen Head fighting commercial flood damage after a storm often need professional restoration experts to obtain the best possible outcome. Water of any kind and from any source is a book's worst enemy. Swollen bindings and warped covers give a good indication of the pages' condition – wavy and curled, discolored, and in some cases, tinted from the dyes in a cloth or leather cover.

Just as without books, there is no bookstore, the structure needs restoring to preloss condition, also. Our building services department carries out many tasks needed during the restoration of a business. Boarding up windows to protect inventory and furnishings from looters and tarps over the roof can keep openings from letting in pests and precipitation. They also help with restoring books and other documents, as well as fine art. SERVPRO can handle almost any type of flood damage that happens to your business.

Our goal is to shorten the time required for mitigation, restoration, and remediation and get your business back to operational status. Lyophilization is a method that involves freezing books and other paper-containing materials to dry them with little damage. 

Because lyophilization must begin without delay, we highly recommend that bookstore owners create a READY Profile with SERVPRO. A Profile saves time by allowing us to access information about your business during a crisis.

Extracting silt and water involves both pumps and buckets. SERVPRO works in teams keeping efficiency high, so the work gets completed as quickly as possible. Elevating bare shelves and bookcases helps them dry fast because air currents can travel around them evenly. Wiping condensation off rarely needs to happen because our desiccant machines strip the air of water vapor. 

We also provide odor control measures that eliminate odors caused by microorganisms, soils, and other debris. We use hydroxyl generators to kill airborne microbes and to eliminate any odor-causing particles. We can run these generators even when the bookstore is occupied, unlike ozone generators. It also causes no changes or bleeding of colors in fabrics.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho understands how unexpected store closings can harm your bookstore in Oyster Bay. We also serve Upper Brookville and East Norwich when flood damage and other weather events threaten your company. Call (516) 671-1919, day or night, 365 days a year, because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and always arrive fully prepared. We can also give you more information about the READY Profile and help you complete yours if needed.

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

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

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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 bacterias, contaminants, and other threats. As detrimental as this might initially seem, our professionals have become trained in biohazard recovery and other cleaning niches to provide a confident and thorough approach to a flood loss incident in your property.

Much of our success in this niche of the industry focuses on having the right equipment, personnel, and products to remove flood damage from Glen Cove homes. As much as many 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 of how mold damage can develop and spread within 48 hours, our water restoration technicians, along with our remediation specialists, can apply antimicrobial solutions to structural elements that could become affected. Natural flooding can often require many directly exposed surfaces to get removed and replaced, but disinfecting supports and framework can help to 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 in situations where contamination is not a constraining factor, our cleaning products like hardwood oil and cleanser can help to 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 the aid of our impressive line of tailored 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.

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Glen Cove Structural Damage from Fire, Wind, Water, or Other Mishap Happen to You? Just Call SERVPRO for Recovery Services

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Restoration Services Provide a Better Coverage for Homes in Glen Cove

Restoration services encompass everything from initially assessing the extent of damage in the property, mitigating immediate losses, and then returning the property to its pre-incident condition. SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated business for water, fire, water or storm restoration. Serving the Long Island Sound region for over two decades has seen us develop our large loss recovery team into one of the most technically proficient restorers in the Glen Cove region. Quick, and cost-effective, we are ready to dispatch crews with the right blend of experience and equipment to your property emergency in as little as four hours of notification of loss.
Restoration services involving water need careful handling. A relatively low-key water incident can escalate into a substantial loss situation without the ability to quickly source the cause of damage and trace its migration from point to post. Doing so not only ensures your home is protected in the short-term, but also guards against future incidents like mold, contamination, or the growth of bacterias and viruses.
Starting from the source of water damage in your Glen Cove home, our technicians trace moisture outward to judge the scale of your situation. Temporarily removing or blocking furnishings are vital mitigation tasks SERVPRO can carry out to mitigate losses. Controlled demolitions of drywall allow us to assess areas with restricted access. Where substantial barriers are in place, SERVPRO technicians can resort to thermal imaging cameras to continue our search.
A thorough assessment of the extent of damages in your Glen Cove home is essential to understanding what equipment we need to restore the property thoroughly. Sometimes, essential water extraction and dehumidification equipment provide a quick solution. Where there is a prolonged period between contacting restoration services and the initial leak we may need to bring in advanced structural cavity drying equipment to return the property to its preloss condition. SERVPRO has a built a reputation on being thorough in our assessment and restoration of water damages allowing homeowners to avoid repeat call outs or secondary issues like mold growth.
Uncontained housefires can spread smoke as well as odor throughout your home and contents. Walls, ceilings, and appliances can often be remediated relatively easy, but homeowners find that contents damaged by smokes or soots can be difficult to replace. Our department for the restoration of your contents employs a comprehensive range of solutions, that means you may not need to shop for expensive replacements.
In a fire, combusting materials release carbon monoxide as well as chemicals in the form of hot smoke. Smoke travels upwards seeking out cooler surfaces and leaving large soot deposits on them. As the smoke cools, many of those soot drop onto furnishings, documents, pictures and upholstery in your Glen Cove home. Water used in firefighting procedure can then set those soots into fabrics or other porous materials, making them difficult to clean.
SERVPRO operates a pack-out service for contents with medium to severe smoke damages. Your belongings can often be cleaned and deodorized onsite before being taken to a unique storage facility for safekeeping. SERVPRO storage facilities are sanitary with climate-controlled indoor spaces for your precious items. We can use immersion ultrasonic cleaning methods, where necessary, to get contents back to preloss condition before returning them to your newly restored home. During pack out, our technicians create a digital inventory of items that can be passed on to your insurance adjuster to help ease your claim.

SERVPRO operates large loss recovery teams for residents along the Long Island Sound during weather risk periods. Depending on the scale of damage, units can be a single trained restorer, to a team of water restoration technicians (WRT), applied structural damage (ASD) technicians and BioHazard teams. Harsh weather conditions require restoration services with a versatile skillset because the extent of damages can cover mold remediation, construction as well as water removal.
A large amount of work carrying out active recovery of storm damage in your Glen Cove home centers on mitigating further losses. Temporary barriers must be constructed to prevent further rain or floodwater from entering your home. SERVPRO can perform emergency board ups to secure the property as well as tarping roofs, brickwork or upper floor windows to limit the extent of the damage. Doing so allow us to begin work indoors faster without risking the condition of your Glen Cove property worsening overnight.
Inside the property, SERVPRO technicians can carry out mitigation tasks to preserve the integrity of your flooring as well as removing or blocking furniture in the immediately affected area. We can pump out large quantities of water using submersible gas-powered equipment before moving in with portable extraction units for areas with restricted access. Overnight, SERVPRO technicians place dehumidifiers to control the relative humidity and prevent mold damages which, in the right conditions, can crop up in as little as 48 hours.
A property that has sustained damages from a water or storm-related event is at high risk of suffering from post-incident mold damage. Usually, the signs of microbial growth are distinguishable by an unpleasant musty odor or visible in corners and on furnishings. We offer a professional, honest service for homeowners with mold damage in Glen Cove using up-to-date equipment that helps us to remove the infestation quickly while returning your indoor air quality to a sanitary level.
Microbial spores exist at a microscopic level. Agitation of mold-infested areas, such as with the demolition of contaminated drywall, can cause microscopic spores to become airborne affecting your indoor air quality. SERVPRO restoration services incorporate high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that can remove particles as little as 0.3 microns from the affected area. During the remediation procedure, our mold technicians can strategically place this equipment to contain the infestation and clean indoor air efficiently.
The most effective method in controlling microbial growth is by drying the property. A slow leak or roofing issue may cause moisture to return over several months. To prevent this issue, SERVPRO can repaint walls using a base coat of anti-microbial paints. Areas that have been disinfected and restored, like carpets, can be treated on both sides with biocides to reduce the likelihood of an infestation returning after service. During the drying procedure, our restoration service technicians can return to your Glen Cove home daily to ensure we are achieving the expected outcomes.
SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho are experts at returning a home to its original condition through restoration services. For water, mold, fire, or storm issues in your property, contact us immediately at (516) 671-1919.

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Glen Cove Fire Damaged Possessions Receive SERVPRO's A+ Cleanup and Restoration

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Content Recovery Solutions After Fires in Glen Cove Homes

Successful protection of the items in your Glen Cove home after a fire is not solely the responsibility of the professional restoration team hired to help see your property through this disaster. If you want to protect the items that matter most to you, there are preventative steps that you can take immediately after calling our team to help. In addition to these steps that you can take to reduce loss in your home, you can also count on the experience and fast response of our mitigation crew with content management professionals in tow.
Understanding the role that you and the restoration professionals play in reducing the cost and recovery time for fire damage in Glen Cove homes is vital to getting your property back to preloss condition as promptly as possible, if possible. Content recovery, however, is not as straightforward as some of the indications and effects restorers contend with when recovering a fire-damaged house. Careful consideration must go into the handling and the care of your treasures and belongings, both with what we can do with the items where they get found and for those that must get relocated with our pack-out procedure to our nearby SERVPRO facility.
You have some options that can help our restoration professionals to better navigate the damaging effects in your home to protect your possessions, including:
- Removing at-risk and exposed items to a safer location in your home away from debris, soot, residues, and odors.
- Sectioning off unaffected areas of your property (containment) as best as you can to reduce or eliminate the spread of airborne effects.
The SERVPRO professionals that we send to your address arrive with the experience to quickly and safely move all necessary belongings to our production truck for transport to our facility nearby. There we can work to reduce the immediate effects damaging these items with sophisticated tools like our ultrasonic cleaning tanks and our ozone chambers. Once we have returned these items to their original condition whenever possible, they get stored in a climate-controlled warehouse until restoration completes in your home.
We understand how your home is much more than the walls, floors, and ceilings. Your life gets comprised of these possessions and treasures that fill your house, and our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team has the knowledge and cutting-edge tools to protect these belongings. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

Our Swift Response Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Glen Cove

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

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How Does SERVPRO Remove Water Damage In Glen Cove Homes So Fast?

When dealing with a water damaged home, often the water has receded or been blotted up by the homeowner using towels or mops. However, excessive moisture remains on surfaces, wicked into drywall, baseboards and sometimes it has made its way into the subflooring.

The key to saving as much of the structure and contents as possible during remediation of water damage in a Glen Cove home is the removal of as much moisture as possible. This action is done, so the drying phase takes less time.

Our skilled technicians use different types of moisture detection to find where moisture has collected and let the technicians "see" if they need to remove portions of drywall, also knowns as "flood cuts" and baseboards to allow for adequate airflow behind walls to properly dry the structure.

We have different types of equipment for water extraction from a property. Portable pumps are fast and efficient to take from room to room to quickly move out water as a team.

Weighted extractor heads push down on surfaces and push water to the surface where it is collected. The stand-on Rover units are as agile as a Segway and can remove volumes of water; they are especially useful on carpeted surfaces where the weight of the technician works to push water out of padding.

SERVPRO spends extra time extracting water from events because the more that is removed before the drying phase, the less time it takes to bring the affected area to a state of dryness for further restoration. Our technicians are certified in the study of water vapor and air and use that knowledge when they are setting up the air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the areas.

No home has 0% humidity, and drying goals are established by using readings in unaffected areas of the home. When entire homes are affected, drying goals are set using known healthy humidity levels. After drying, our technicians deodorize and disinfect the affected areas to leave the home with a fresh, clean scent.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is on call 24-hours at (516) 671-1919. Our emergency response team is ready to come to your home and use our knowledge and equipment to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Glen Cove Flood Damage Restorations Services

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Aging Infrastructure and Severe Storms Are Why SERVPRO Focuses Resources on Glen Cove Flood Damage

Just east of Hempstead Bay on the west end of Long Island Sound, Glen Cove has flooding anecdotes aplenty in the past few months. Whether your home experiences flooding because of a municipal water main break or torrential rainfall and storm surge, you need a reliable, professional mitigation and remediation services. Provision of these needed resources is an important reason why our company exists.

Water of All Categories and Sources Need Fast Removal

When water fills the lower levels of your home, the original source of Glen Cove flood damage is immaterial. A flash flood because of torrential rain or broken plumbing both sweep debris and contaminants into your house. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team of managers and technicians is prepared to collect, contain, and dispose of the now-contaminated water. Our ability to manage any quality or quantity of floodwater is why we are recommended to property owners by their insurance companies.

We Arrive Prepared

Well-stocked service vehicles and 24/7 on-call crews are why SERVPRO can respond quickly for your flood damage needs. As our crew chief or project manager evaluates the scenario, technicians wait to roll the pumps and extractors into your property. Fast action is one of the ways we ensure a successful outcome as the damage done by water worsens progressively. If excess water remains for more than 24 to 48 hours, mold growth and the harm it can cause to structures becomes more likely.

We Are Trained to Use Sensitive Moisture Metering Devices

As the floodwater evacuates, technicians begin searching for any water migration from the original area. We use thermal imaging cameras to locate standing water. If found, we select a controlled demolition technique such as punching weep holes or making flood cuts to release the fluid. Why SERVPRO uses moisture meters to sample structural components is to create a drying baseline, comparing the levels found in the affected areas with those found in unflooded rooms in the home. After the flooded area is cleaned and disinfected, we position air movers and heaters to create the correct balance of temperature and humidity to force absorbed water into the air. Dehumidifiers then capture the vapor for disposal.

Our mission as a community disaster responders is why SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho awaits your call for flood restoration, storm or accident based. Call us at (516) 671-1919 to arrange an assessment.

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

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

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 a variety of services and products in a one-stop shopping format. Flash flooding can cause water to enter your department store, and 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 a commercial property and the health of the people who work in it. We provide efficient flood cleanup services intending 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 a breeding ground 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 being 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 the use of 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 any time at (516) 671-1919 for immediate help.

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We Have State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Glen Cove Home

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Using the right equipment ensures your home is restored the right way and prevents further damage.

Get Efficient Flood Damage Cleanup for Your Glen Cove Home 

All homes in Glen Cove are vulnerable to sustaining damage after a natural disaster. Water damage from floods is one thing that comes to mind. It has not been long since a storm caused by the remnants of Hurricane Burry hit this city. Floodwater ruins the structure and contents of a home such as drywall, carpet, furniture, and belongings.

If there is flood damage in your Glen Cove home, create a record of all the destruction that has happened for your insurance firm. Some insurance policies do not cover flooding. Therefore, check with your insurer to know the reimbursements you qualify for. Take images of all the ruined structures and possessions and send them to your insurance agent. You should then assess the destruction in your property. Wear rubber boots so you can be safe from toxic materials. Flood damage can include some of the following issues:


Floodwater usually comprises silt, mud, and microbes like bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These contaminants can cause serious health problems if you do not clean and neutralize them promptly.

Damaged appliances 

If you did not unplug all your electrical equipment before the floodwaters entered your home, some might have sustained damage. If items like electric heaters, outlets, thermostats, wiring, computers, and light fixtures were submerged, you need to replace them. You may salvage some electronics, but make sure an electrician examines them first.

Mold growth 

If floodwater soaks into walls, floors, and furniture, it can cause mold to develop in dark, moist areas. Mold usually appears within a day or two of a flood and poses health risks.

Remember that the quicker you act, the better the chance you have for saving valuable items in your home. You can get started with cleaning up your home and restoring it to its former glory by contacting SERVPRO franchise professionals. Our water damage restoration technicians can clean up and dry your property to make the flooding emergency seem “Like it never even happened.”

As opposed to water damage from clean water, flood damage restoration requires sanitizing, decontamination, and deodorization of a home. Our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) have different equipment needed to restore a home to its pre-flood damage sate. We have powerful extraction equipment like portable pumps that remove water from buildings effectively to expedite the drying process. We also use air moving equipment to increase evaporation and dehumidification equipment to eliminate water vapor from the air.

Flooding can also cause your home to have unpleasant odors. Our SERVPRO technicians use deodorization equipment to apply professional products and treat odors. We can identify and remove widespread and overpowering odors using hydroxyl machines, air scrubbers, and fogging equipment.

After the unfortunate event of floodwater intrusion into your Glen Head, Jericho, or Oyster Bay home, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for flood cleanup services. Our emergency hotline is (516) 671-1919, and we are ready to assist you 24/7/365.

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A Safe Plan for Fire Damage to Glen Head Residences

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

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 though 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, but a well-rehearsed plan of action can help to protect your property and its occupants better. 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 preloss 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 in 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 as well. 
  • 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 cognizant 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.

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When You Have A Water Damage Incident In Your Glen Head Home, Call Our Crew!

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (516) 671-1919 for detection and resolution of hidden water damage.

Our Technicians Discuss What Is Essential In A Glen Head Water Damage Scenario

If you enjoy attending a murder mystery event at a Glen Head dinner theater, you are sure to appreciate the efforts of our skilled Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) when locating the source of a damaging leak in your home. Many of our calls require significant amounts of detective work because no major break or rupture is apparent. Rest assured we can find the problem and respond to all the damage flowing from it.

Small cracks in pipes, caulk, and hoses or malfunctioning pumps are frequently the cause of water damage in Glen Head homes. The moisture takes days or weeks for you to notice, and it is not uncommon for the seemingly minor water problem to hide a much more complicated damage scenario. Our team masters training in a variety of detection strategies.  We then use this knowledge to locate pockets of hidden water and provide data for drying goals after the water cleanup completes.

SERVPRO crews take the time to accurately map out the dimensions of a water loss to avoid progressive damage or secondary complications such as mold growth. We use thermal imaging cameras to pinpoint areas where water collected and needs release and evacuation, perhaps in cavities between walls or behind the kickboard of a kitchen cabinet. Controlled demolition techniques permit us to access the water and allow for better airflow during the drying phase.

SERVPRO invests in moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other devices that measure the levels and extent of moisture saturation in structural components. We sketch out the dimensions of the water damage and use the information as we set up configurations of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture to normal levels in your home. Monitoring the measurements helps us adapt the positioning of the equipment and gives us feedback on when we can phase out drying operations.

When SERVPRO responds, you can rely on our experience and training to focus on your crisis. You deserve a better option than a cookie-cutter approach to water damage restoration. We individualize each project by using the tools and equipment in our extensive inventory.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to uncover the facts and apply the solutions appropriate for your unique water loss. Call us at (516) 671-1919 for detection and resolution of hidden water damage.

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Storms, Floods--Glen Cove Homeowners--Contact SERVPRO for Cleanup and Recovery

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Not Every Natural Disaster is Super Storm Sandy, but SERVPRO Can Help Recover Your Glen Cove Home

Why You Need Restoration After Glen Cove Flood Damage

It can be easy for many Glen Cove property owners to consider the various ways that they can work to dry, clean, and potentially restore their homes after a flood, but this is often much less effective than it might appear. Without detection equipment and the expertise that comes from the years of experience and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accreditations, damaging water effects can continue out of sight and unaddressed by the conventional cleaning and drying approaches homeowners practice.

When you must address the many faces of flood damage in Glen Cove homes, many property owners fixate on the standing water alone as the primary threat to their household. In truth, mitigation for flooding scenarios involves the extraction of this standing water, the drying of saturated and exposed materials, and air purification to reduce the presence of contaminants and mold spores in the environment. Without air quality machines, your home remains at risk for unaddressed secondary effects and health concerns.

Choosing our SERVPRO team is a wise decision for many reasons, but our experience in these situations is among the most pressing. We have years of background offering our rapid response and effective restoration, remediation, and recovery solutions to customers. We have continuing education opportunities to allow our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) to become among the most skilled and knowledgeable in the industry in overcoming the damaging effects in your residence.

One of our primary tenets is a fast response in the face of any disaster or emergency. We want our customers to have a team they can trust, so our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 with the full weight of our recovery equipment to begin addressing standing water, disinfection, cleanup, controlled demolition, and other needs your property has after a flood.

You have choices when it comes to professional restoration for your home after a flood, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho water restoration specialists have the experience and the equipment to make a difference quickly for your house. Give our team a call anytime that disaster strikes at (516) 671-1919.

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Flood Damage Can Be Fixed in Your Glen Cove Business

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your Glen Cove school get taken over by flood damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today.

Flooding Threats to Glen Cove School Properties

Natural flooding scenarios can present substantial risks and hazards to many commercial and residential properties throughout Glen Cove. Even with precautionary measures, large structures like schools in the area remain susceptible to penetrating flood water and its damaging effects on the property. Addressing these concerns quickly can help to reduce the amount of time that students and faculty needed to stay away, but in most cases, widespread flooding requires the facility to shut down for a short time to allow proper cleaning and restoration to occur.

In these circumstances, it is vital to trust in the experience and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO professionals to handle the flood damages to your Glen Cove school. With years of experience in storm recovery and water restoration, we have the experience and the training to overcome all of the obstacles to fully recovering the building. A team that can offer a comprehensive approach to recovery and restoration, we have your school covered from the inspection and mitigation through reconstruction and cleaning.

Our team of general contractors rolls out with our disaster relief team to offer fast and effective temporary construction solutions to prevent water penetration in damaged areas like brickwork, the seal of the roof, or other areas that could become vulnerable. With board up and tarping services, we can prevent further floodwater coming inside while our professionals work to remove these effects through our mitigation approaches.

We know how important it is to get your facility back up and running quickly, so we work tirelessly to overcome the hurdles making it unsafe for education to continue. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training in every facet of the restoration industry, including water restoration and applied structural drying. We can make these flood effects “Like it never even happened.”

Storm damages can compromise the structural integrity of your building, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help. We have effective mitigation and drying solutions that can begin as soon as our team arrives at the flood-damaged school. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (516) 671-1919.

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We Have The Equipment And Expertise To Restore Your Glen Cove Home After Flood Damage

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7 to handle all your restoration needs. Please don't hesitate and call us right away to prevent further damage.

SERVPRO Strategies for Water Removal after Flooding-Related Power Outages

Extreme weather has many consequences, including loss of power and property loss from heavy rains and building damage. When flooding enters your residence or commercial building, it is crucial that the removal of the water occurs quickly and thoroughly. If flood water lingers inside for even a few hours, progressive damage to structural components and content increases the devastation and the expenses for restoration.

A challenge these property owners face is how to remove the water pictured when flood damage in Glen Cove causes power outages. Sump pumps without battery backup cease evacuating water when the electricity goes out, exposing them to the same risk as buildings without a sump system. Wet vacuums need a plug-in, and are not designed to remove the enormous quantities of water flooding can deposit in a basement or lower level.

SERVPRO plans for electrical outages during flood water removal by investing in equipment that uses alternative energy sources. The risk of electrocution in a wet basement filled with appliances as pictured is also significant, driving home the need for a safer way to get the water out of the flooded property.

Submersible pumps are highly efficient in diverting flood waters out of a property. SERVPRO uses gas-power models that require no electricity, although other types use extension cords to gain power from an outside generator. Our crew members closely monitor the pumps, ensuring they are positioned beneath the water and moved deeper periodically if necessary during the project. We follow local regulations when disposing of the flood waters exiting through attached hoses.

When the water level is less than two inches, SERVPRO turns to truck-mounted extraction units. Our service vehicles stock both water removal devices and power generation options to clean up remaining water despite electricity shut-offs that last hours or even days or weeks. The wanded extractors we use are powerful, but flexible enough to get into tight places where water might be hiding.

SERVPRO can complete structural drying using our alternative power generators for the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers we employ to transfer absorbed moisture into the air as vapor. Our decades of experience in flood remediation means we know how to get the job done even when external factors like a power outage make things more complicated.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho has the expertise and equipment to manage for flood water removal needs even when the power grid is down. Call us day or night at (516) 671-1919 for rapid recovery from a water disaster.

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

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

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 to the contents of this residence as well.

Content recovery and management are vital components to 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 varying 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 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 fully removed from the premises but 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, but 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.

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

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

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 existed for quite some time. Supply and waste plumbing lines are concealed behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings. Small leaks eventually turn into large losses. The response required to return your home to pre-water loss condition might prove to be more complicated than first believed. Our professional team has the training and equipment 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, 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.

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Water Restoration Professionals Share Their Best Tips To Restore Water Damaged Flooring in Glen Cove

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water and hard wood floors don't mix. Water can cause cupping and also damage the subfloor.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Water Damage to Flooring in Glen Cove Homes?

Water damage feels overwhelming and no matter if it comes from an overflow in an upstairs bathroom, supply line leak or appliance malfunction, the water has a way of making it into the flooring. If it is not correctly cleaned up, the possibility of secondary issues such as mold and weakening of building materials rears its ugly head. 

When SERVPRO responds to a call for assistance with water damage to the flooring in a Glen Cove home, the technicians' first consideration is the type of flooring. Different kinds of materials that make up flooring respond to water in different ways; consequently, the methods of treating water loss situations involving flooring vary on a case by case basis. We encounter concrete floors and block foundation walls most often in basements, and after drying, a powdery white residue may remain. The film is called white efflorescence that is cleaned easily using our professional-grade cleaners. 

Composite and engineer wood floors generally are a loss when exposed to water for an extended amount of time, a day or less. Flooring crafted from hardwoods can be salvaged on a case by case basis. The length of time exposure to water affects the salvaging potential of the boards as wood absorbs water and if not dried promptly, warping and buckling follow. 

SERVPRO technicians possess certifications that specifically address the restoring of wood flooring affected by water. Specialized equipment such as drying mats is hooked up to a wet/vac to create suction which draws residual moisture from the joints and the floor joists. This suction does an effective job of decreasing the drying time of the floorboards. After drying, some buckling or warping can remain. However, this can often be sanded and refinished, saving the flooring from inclusion as a water loss. If the seal on tile flooring is intact, there are generally few issues after a water cleanup. Our technicians use moisture detection equipment to confirm the baseboards and subflooring are unaffected and dry the areas where excess moisture is detected. 

No matter what type of flooring we are restoring we complete the job by disinfecting the surfaces to neutralize odor-causing bacteria and inhibits mold growth. Large or small water losses, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho stands ready to mitigate the damage after you call (516) 671-1919. Our technicians arrive within hours of your initial contact because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Provides the Emergency READY Profile Plan to Keep Glen Cove Businesses in Business

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Help Protect Your Glen Cove Business with Our Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP)--A Mobile App with a Purpose!

Businesses Need a Partner When Water Damage Strikes in Glen Cove

It is a rare commercial endeavor that can survive more than a brief closure because of a water disaster in Glen Cove. Whether you provide fine dining, groceries, overnight accommodations, office space, or any of a host of other goods or services for residents or visitors to the North Shore of Long Island, the devastation from a water loss can lead to a closure of your business. Our team can help avoid this extreme outcome.

Commercial water damage in Glen Cove can trace its cause to plumbing failures, appliance malfunctions, or external factors like storms or sewer backups. Regardless of how the damage occurs, business owners must seek professional assistance to remediate the consequences wholly and rapidly. We offer to work with you even before a crisis happens.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP) permits our experts to collaborate with you and your management team to prepare for a water disaster before it even happens. We send an experienced project manager to tour your business, sketching out a blueprint of your physical plant and gaining invaluable information about your operations. We evaluate your commercial space, looking for strengths and vulnerabilities in the event of a water or other disaster.

Expect us to offer practical suggestions on how to protect documents, records, inventory, equipment, and more for the ravages of flooding or other water damage. SERVPRO can help you revisit storage strategies, systems, and other vital parts of your business to minimize the harm water damage can do. We also brainstorm with you after you provide us with data from the use of our mobile app.

Our app guides you to share with SERVPRO crucial information that helps us devise a digital plan to reverse the effects of a water disaster fast. Let us know contact information about the vendors and contractors who helped build your business so we can reach out to them to return systems and equipment to optimum operations during restoration. Designate trusted employees or other individuals to act on your behalf if you are unavailable to make decisions during a crisis.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is eager to work with you to minimize disruption to your business in the event of water damage. Call (516) 671-1919 now to schedule a walkthrough by our trusted management to begin work on your ERP.

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SERVPRO Provides Emergency Repairing Services to Prevent Further Flood Damage in Glen Cove

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers emergency repair services to prevent further damage after storms.

Emergency Repairs to Prevent Further Flooding in Glen Cove Homes

Severe weather can strike with little warning, and with strong winds or torrential rainfall, the roof or exterior structure of your Glen Cove property could be at risk. When vulnerabilities or damages do occur during a storm, the likelihood for substantial loss incidents like flooding become challenging to avoid. To prevent the situation from continually getting worse until the storm subsides, you should reach out to our professionals for our fast 24/7 storm damage response team to help.

With storms that can lead to flood damage in your Glen Cove home, containment and stopping the spread of these effects throughout the property must become a priority once penetration points exist for floodwater. Our SERVPRO licensed contractors can address these concerns quickly and sufficiently by arriving at your property 24/7 with the expertise and the skills to board up or tarp over vulnerabilities in the construction of your house.

Boarding services are often necessary when windows, skylights, and other paned areas of your property have become damaged or entirely broken by debris or substantial storm activity. These points can often be direct exposure areas for rainfall and runoff to directly enter the property, and our SERVPRO contractors can utilize our immediate response to cover over these vulnerabilities to prevent further penetration.

Tarping is often the ideal approach to temporarily address holes or damage to the roof of your home. While ultimately we can address reconstruction and the full repair of these damaged areas of the property, the prevention of further floodwater flow and runoff coming into the attic or ceiling area of the house is critical to begin vital mitigation work inside of the house. Once the storm has passed and the mitigation work nears completion inside of your home, we can work on a full-scale repair or renovation of the damaged portions of the property.

Many concerns exist amid a torrential storm that can damage your property, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho rapid response team can arrive quickly to help. We have both licensed contractors and IICRC-Certified recovery technicians to make flooding “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

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How to Become Better With SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Remediation Services in Jericho

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Regardless of the room where the fire damage remains, calling in professional help is a requirement to remediation success. Call SERVPRO today.

Jericho Fire Damage Needs Professional Clean Up

Removing the residues left by a fire in your Jericho home is not a typical cleaning job. The skills needed are specialized, and the risks of trying to manage the clean up on your own are many, The incomplete remediation of a household fire can allow continuing deterioration of building materials and contents. Because the fire’s smoke and soot residues are toxic, returning to live in a home that still contains fire-related soiling also can be unhealthy for you and your family.

Avoid the temptation to try to resolve the fire damage in your Jericho home as a DIY project. Our managers and technicians complete advanced courses from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification to prepare for projects like your household fire. Smoke and soot are the byproducts of fire, incompletely combusted building materials and contents, and they are corrosive to surfaces and significantly diminish air quality inside your home.

SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding to a fire scene. PPE shields against the toxicity of the fire residues and limits the spread of airborne and settled debris into unaffected spaces in your home. We often employ negative pressure air scrubbers to filter the air in work areas, containing the damage to smaller, more controllable sectors and venting contaminated air to the outdoors.

Our crews are familiar with variations in soot types -- generally dry, wet, and protein-based. SERVPRO vehicles carry different cleaners and tools that match up best with each kind of soiling. We also align cleaning methods that loosen and contain different soots for disposal. Failure to understand the characteristics of soot can worsen the situation. Smearing and spreading the toxic residues results when an untrained individual tries to use conventional cleaning approaches on fire damage.

Clearing the air of minute, odor-bearing particles is nearly impossible without the right equipment and training. SERVPRO deodorization experts use a tiered system of deep cleaning, sealing, and ultimately chemical reactions to remove persistent fire-related odors. We have thermal fogging, ozone, and hydroxyl generating equipment available to eliminate, not cover up, lingering odors.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to help homeowners clean up fire residues and odors professionally and permanently. Call (516) 671-1919 as soon as officials allow for fast, expert assistance.

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Common Hidden Issues That Homeowners Realize After Water Damage in Jericho

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

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 affected 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 damages. 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 that appear 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 cost of repair 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 any time.

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Safety Tips if you Suspect Mold in Your Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold


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

What to Do:

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

What Not to Do:

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

About Our Mold Remediation Services

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

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

IICRC Certified Firm

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

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

IICRC Certified Firms must

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

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

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

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

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

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

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

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

About SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

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

For Immediate Service Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Residential Services

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

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

Commercial Services

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

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Smoke and Soot Damage

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

This smoke damage was caused by a small electrical appliance. Burnt plastic is the main cause of the soot.

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

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

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

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

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

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

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

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

This is what happens when water damage is ignored.

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Small water damage turns into a mold disaster.

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

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

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

Christmas Tree Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Christmas tree safety!

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

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

The Cold Frigid Weather is right around the corner

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

It getting cold out there!

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho van

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

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

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

Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Winter is upon us!

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

-Keep space heaters away from all combustible materials.

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

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

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

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

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

Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Cold Weather safety tips for your home.

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

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

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

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


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