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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Glen Cove, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho today at (516) 671-1919 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How can Glen Cove Retirement Homes Clean Up without Exposing the Residents to Coronavirus?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Blue gloved hands spraying a countertop and wiping with a blue rag SERVPRO knows you value a thorough cleaning. We are available to help.

When Cleaning to Prevent the Spread of Disease, Protect Yourself

The proper use of protective gear, such as an N95 filter mask and rubber gloves, and the use of EPA registered disinfectants are important measures to follow when cleaning your indoor environment.  However, are you questioning whether you can maintain a high level of cleanliness with a do-it-yourself approach?

What does SERVPRO Do Differently?
Our technicians wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including gloves, impermeable suits, and protective masks. These measures also protect the occupants of the properties in which we work.  We apply EPA registered and CDC recommended cleaning agents as part of our specialty preventative cleaning process. We use hospital-grade disinfectants to thoroughly clean surfaces.  Our equipment and cleaning agent delivery systems are built to industrial/commercial use standards rather than inferior tools like trigger sprayers. 

Even more importantly, our employees have experience in performing difficult cleaning tasks. On an almost everyday basis, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho technicians will clean up sewage spills, remediate mold, and other pathogens. Often these trained and experienced cleaning specialists will have to respond to a crime or unattended death scene to carry out potential medical waste cleanup in Glen Cove.  These practiced skills help to make us qualified to provide professional protective biohazard cleaning against this virus. 

Our company provides services at convenient times seven days a week as necessary. We are pleased to speak with you to listen to your concerns and potential needs.

The high transmission rate of this virus is complicating everyday life and it demands a professional approach to preventative specialty cleaning. You can certainly trust the experts at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho to do it right. Call us today at (516) 671-1919. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Glen Cove After A Water Loss

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

One of our evolution LGR dehumidifiers capturing water vapor in this home We used our evolution LGR dehumidifier to capture the remaining water vapor in this home. We can help you prevent further damage also.

Cost-Effective Restoration of Water Damage Loss in Glen Cove

Of the many problems that affect households, water damage can prove costly to restore, especially if restoration efforts are mishandled. SERVPRO can help minimize some costs and help restore your home to its preloss state. 

Several factors can exaggerate the costs involved after a water damage incident in Glen Cove, but the size of the affected area is one of the main determinants since the cost of damage depends on the affected square feet. After the initial water spill, the damage continues to spread as the water intrudes into different areas through gravitation-aided water flow, capillary action, condensation, and hygroscopic action. Such additional migration increases the area affected by the spill if it goes unchecked and thus adding unnecessary costs to the original loss. Our SERVPRO technicians can help by taking a variety of steps to stop widespread water migration including;

  • Protecting contents with plastic sheets
  • Expediting extraction of standing water
  • Removing vulnerable materials likely to stain
  • Managing humidity levels preventing condensation problems

In many cases, water damage requires the removal of materials for restoration or replacement purposes. The location of the material in question determines how difficult the process, which can influence the costs, involved. For example, baseboards are easier to remove compared to insulation, which is hidden within wall cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the affected areas and determine easy ways to remove the targeted material. For example, we make flood cuts to remove wet insulation and drywall without opening up the entire walls. Sometimes we forego the removal of any materials by using specialized extraction or drying equipment such as the injecti-dry system and drying mats to remove moisture from cavities.

Every item or material disposed of after water loss incidents translates to cost. Minimizing such disposal, therefore, helps reduce costs. Our SERVPRO technicians help save costly materials such as hardwood floorboards by using specialized drying techniques such as the use of drying chambers.

Any step that can help reduce the costs involved after water loss incidents is welcome. Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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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.

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

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Wooden Puzzle Pieces of a Broken House with a "Disaster" Sign For Any Kind of Disaster to Your Glen Cove Home--Fire, Storm, Flood, Water, Mold, or BioHazard--Just Call SERVPRO

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

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers and dehumidifiers set up in a room drying the carpet Black water from flooding is contaminated and requires removal. We use safety equipment and the right air movers and dehumidifiers.

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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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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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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