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Why is SERVPRO the First Choice of Rocky Point Residents for Mold Remediation?

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. SERVPRO will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Offers Safe and Efficient Mold Remediation to Rocky Point Homes

Mold damage, if not addressed promptly, can lead to major structural integrity issues in your home. It pays to hire professionals like SERVPRO for mold remediation of your Rocky Point home before the problem gets out of control. Mold often grows on organic material such as wood and can quickly start eating it away. 

Mold remediation of your Rocky Point home by SERVPRO professionals can help you detect the hidden damage. It is crucial to identify the mold before it can spread throughout the structure and jeopardize the building. As mold spores are airborne, they spread quickly throughout the structure if precautions are not taken during the remediation process. SERVPRO techs use proper safety measures, including containment zones, to prevent it from happening.   

What type of Structural Damage do SERVPRO Mold Specialists Observe with Mold in Rocky Point Homes? 

SERVPRO techs generally encounter two types of wood rot due to mold damage- dry rot and wet rot. Both these forms of mold damage can weaken the structure of your Rocky Point home. Among the two forms, dry rot is more dangerous and can cause more harm than wet rot. 

SERVPRO techs are highly trained in identifying and treating both wet and dry rot due to mold. While dealing with dry rot, SERVPRO mold specialists often need to remove all the damaged timber. The salvageable material is treated with fungicide to prevent the spread of mold. Most dry rot is due to an underlying moisture problem. SERVPRO techs install proper ventilation if the humidity is very high to prevent a recurrence. 

Wet rot occurs if the wood contains more than 50% moisture, while dry rot can start even when moisture is significantly lower (about 20%).

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 right away if you observe any mold at your property.

Can SERVPRO Fire Restoration Efforts Save Family Heirlooms in Rocky Point?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

fire flames Fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call nor for the help, you need for your home.

Need Fire Restoration in Rocky Point – Call SERVPRO

We all have family mementos and heirlooms in our homes in Rocky Point. After a fire, homeowners and family members have a lot of concern about these treasured items and whether they can be saved and returned to the home. Can they be cleaned? Can the soot, smoke odors, and the damage sustained in the fire be removed?

SERVPRO provides fire restoration services to homeowners and residents in Rocky Point after a fire. Our trained technicians attempt to clean and restore as many items as possible. Although everything cannot be saved due to damage from the fire, it is much less expensive to clean contents and structure compared to replacing those items.

A cost cannot be attached to mementos and family heirlooms. They are important to the family for many reasons, representing special moments and people. We strive to clean these items as best as possible. Many can be returned to their preloss condition with careful attention and application of the principles and elements of cleaning. We consider the type of residue, the surface type of the item, and the damage during our evaluation process.

Our fire restoration services include:

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson for fire restoration in Rocky Point and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (631) 476-5300.

Maintain Safety First During Water Cleanup in Setauket

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

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Does SERVPRO Follow a Safety Checklist During Water Cleanup in Commercial Buildings in Setauket?

Commercial building managers in Setauket are always concerned about keeping their employees, suppliers, and customers safe during normal operations. Introduce a water leak, and the concern over safety ratchets up significantly. Slips, trips, falls, chemical and electrical hazards often are at the top of the list for anyone dealing with water cleanup in a commercial or industrial setting. No one wants injuries in addition to the damage and operations delays caused by a water leak.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup in Setauket commercial buildings in many different situations. Commercial buildings often present additional challenges during the cleanup of water. Before beginning work, our team leader quickly works with your building manager or operations manager to assess the situation and identify any potential hazards that must be addressed before beginning emergency services and water restoration work.

Once these known risks are identified, SERVPRO can implement the necessary precautions to protect our team and the employees, suppliers, and customers of the customer. Our objective is to keep everyone safe while returning our client to normal operations as quickly as possible.

Our services for commercial customers include:

  • Emergency services water cleanup
  • Water removal services
  • Water damage restoration

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson for water cleanup in Setauket and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (631) 476-5300.

Can SERVPRO Help with Flood Damage Caused by Recent Storms in Setauket?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. When floodwater damages your basement, you need a professional outfit. SERVPRO techs are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Provides Storm Damage Restoration in Setauket

Even small amounts of water seeping into a basement area after a storm in Setauket causes a great deal of damage if it is not removed immediately. Heavy rain can overwhelm storm drains, water pools around foundations and always follow the least resistant path. Water leaks into your basement around basement windows, cracks in the walls, or comes up through drains in the floor, causing damage to flooring materials and contents resting on the floor.

SERVPRO provides emergency services flood damage mitigation in Setauket and surrounding areas. We can respond in less than four hours from your initial call and begin removing water and moisture from your home. Don’t hesitate to call. Take action immediately and significantly reduce the amount of damage from water seeping throughout the basement.

Water damage mitigation can be significantly enhanced by removing the water and moisture before it has a chance to distribute throughout the basement. Mold can begin growing in less than 24 hours in a humid basement. Flooring materials can absorb moisture, swell and buckle in hardwood flooring, and carpets can delaminate.

Fast action makes a huge difference in the amount of damage. We provide the following services:

  • Water clean up
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Water damage remediation

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson for flood damage in Setauket and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (631) 476-5300.

Benefits of Working with Professional Mold Damage Remediators in Setauket

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall SERVPRO's skilled technicians have the tools and experience to put an end to your homes mold damage.

SERVPRO Professional Remediators Can Handle Any Size Mold infestation in a Setauket Property

A mold colony is a large group of individual organisms that combine to form visible colonies, both large and small. The hyphae penetrate the substate of organic material to absorb nutrients. Mold growth indicates potential damage to building material and contents. Delaying restoration increases the spread of mold to unaffected surfaces. 

Reputable remediators like SERVPRO understand how quickly mold can spread. We know how to handle mold damage in Setauket homes effectively using innovative techniques and unique approved products. Our team includes AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians, certified by the IICRC—the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. 

The Life Cycle of Mold 

It comes in four stages including:

  • Hyphae growth: Thread-like cells that feed on organic matter to grow into visible mold.
  • Spore formation: Spores grow on the ends of hyphae cells. 
  • Spore dispersal: The spread of fully developed spores to other areas to restart the life cycle. 
  • Spore germination: Spores germination in a different location but with similar conditions. 

The SERVPRO Mold Remediation Process

The removal of excess moisture from a leak or flood, including all visible standing water, is necessary after inspection and scoping of the mold damage. Mechanical means like scrapers and wire brushes pairing with a small portable HEPA vacuum can effectively remove visible colonies on exposed surfaces. Controlled demolition of building materials deemed non-salvageable is the last option, we strive to restore and not replace whenever possible. We can apply antimicrobial agents to exterminate organisms and spores. Each treatment stands on its own merits, and our skilled technicians have solutions.

Mold can cause health effects. Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 for thorough mold remediation “Like it has never even happened.”

Where Can Property Owners Seek Assistance When They Need Flood Damage Restoration?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water When flood damage takes over your home, call on our skilled experts for remediation assistance right away.

Property Owners Can Hire SERVPRO to Assist Them with Flood Damage Restoration in Rocky Point

Of the many disasters that can ruin a home, flooding is the least predictable. A storm can weaken building materials, leading to points of failure. It may be possible to salvage your house even if you need to dispose of some appliances, furniture, and items like curtains and carpeting. 

SERVPRO can help you to deal with storm flood damage in Rocky Point. Our flooding repair professionals have adequate equipment and training to eliminate floodwater, which might contain harmful bacteria. Our storm repair damage involves mitigating those damages. Rapid water extraction and structural drying can save you from facing thousands of dollars in repairs or mold remediation. 

A storm might cause branches to fall on your backyard, and floodwater may bring rocks and mud to your driveway. Our restorers can use power washers powered by diesel or gasoline to remove mud on your driveway and sidewalk. 

Why SERVPRO Restorers Act Fast 

Our restorers act fast when handling flood damage since we are aware that water can:

  • Cause wood rooting
  • Affect structural stability
  • Cause persisting odor

These effects are expensive and can occur within 48 hours. SERVPRO restorers always dry all parts, even behind drywalls where moisture could be hiding. We can drill a small hole using a hand drill and use motorized inspection cameras to determine the moisture levels. 

A flood can cause expensive damage. Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 for affordable flood damage restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

The Importance of Contacting a Certified Restorer for Fire Restoration in Setauket Homes

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of fire damage. Call us today, we are always available.

Certified Restorers Like SERVPRO are Skilled in Handling Any Magnitude of Fire Restoration in Setauket Properties 

Cleaning and restoration services from an IICRC certified restorer like SERVPRO aim to reduce fire damage costs and get your property to its preloss state. Achieving this by yourself, especially if you lack the skills and equipment, is not possible. To get back the value of your property, you need to involve restorers within 48 hours after the unfortunate.

When cleaning during fire restoration in Setauket homes, our team of restorers remove smoke residues and deodorize smoke odors. The interaction among moisture, heat, and gases to form smoke residues causes cleaning challenges. The various types of burning materials prevalent in buildings and the impact of heat and smoke on various materials increase viable cleaning methods. 

How SERVPRO Restorers Clean Fire-damaged Surfaces

SERVPRO restorers have adapted unique cleaning concepts that no other restoration company has managed to achieve to clean the various surfaces in your property. Our restorers use different ways, including:

  • Unique ways to agitate various surfaces
  • Innovative cleaning techniques 
  • State-of-the-art products for chemical reactions

Manufacturers use various materials to make kitchen appliances. Heavy smoke residues require aggressive appliance cleaning. Our highly trained restorers can use high alkaline industrial cleaner to a gallon of wall and all surface cleaner solutions. We use this high alkaline solution carefully for better results.

When the unfortunate happens, do not panic. Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson for effective fire damage restoration. Talk to us today at (631) 476-5300. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Extreme Weather Causing Flash Flood Damage in Setauket

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Let Us Keep You Safe Through your Setauket Storm Damage

If heavy rains and flash flooding in Setauket recurs this spring and summer, your home might be in its path. Our company has come to the aid of many in our community following storm-related flood disasters. We support the work of our technicians with courses approved by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC) and state-of-the-art equipment. Our well-qualified employees and hardware permit our team to mitigate and remediate all aspects of seasonal flooding.

Flood damage in Setauket can be exacerbated if a storm surge accompanies fierce straight line or rotating winds and torrential rain. Residences near the water can suffer from this phenomenon despite the natural islands, reefs, and marshlands that provide some protection under normal circumstances. Adding saltwater to the mix of rain and runoff can set the stage for long-term damage to many conventional building materials, including wood and concrete.

Storm Damage Restoration

Wood can experience saltwater defibration, also known as “fuzzy wood” or “salt kill.” It looks similar to a fungal infestation, but our SERVPRO technicians know it develops when saltwater damages the cellular structure of wooden building materials. The wood weakens as its structure changes over time. Flushing storm surge-damaged structural components with fresh water before proceeding with water removal and drying can limit the issues.

In a similar manner, concrete, bricks, and mortar can deteriorate when flooded with saltwater. Rainstorms moving over Long Island Sound and Smithtown Bay can pull moisture from the ocean; the precipitation made saltier than typical showers flooding into homes through foundations and damaged exteriors. Concrete, bricks, and cinder block break down slowly, but failing to address the flooding when it happens means these materials could develop severe structural problems leading over time to collapse. SERVPRO stands ready to assess the condition of your home in the aftermath of flood damage looking at both current and long-term risks. We have the knowledge, experience, and tools to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Trust SERVPRO of Port Jefferson to manage your flood damage scenario with care, compassion, and application of the restoration industry best practices. We are just a call away at (631) 476-5300.

It Is Crucial to Use Containment Methods During Water Cleanup in Your Rocky Point Home

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged basement When this home experienced water damage, we were there. Our team is equipped with tools and knowledge to remove the water quickly.

Why SERVPRO Uses Containment Methods During Water Cleanup

When water starts invading your Rocky Point residence, its physical properties allow it to go almost everywhere. Water travels unhindered horizontally and downward, but it can also move upward by wicking higher and higher through absorption into the pores of different materials.

This is why SERVPRO uses different containment methods while working on a Rocky Point home's water cleanup and restoration job. Using only extraction methods only removes part of the water damaging a house. Forcing standing water, moisture hidden inside materials, and humidity toward different house locations help us trap it for complete removal.

Part of the water cleanup process includes cutting moisture-laden materials like carpeting and soiled drywall into small sections and then bagging these into manageable sizes. The filled bags initially go into a temporary containment chamber that we build on-site to treat the bags' exteriors and then place each one into an outer bag. 

Containment During Water Damage Restoration

Other containment areas might house undamaged items like furniture. Protecting costly items in this way also allows us to add restored items once completed. We want to make the recovery process stress-free for our customers, and making the process as transparent as possible helps us accomplish this. When plumbing emergencies are the cause of your problems, our building services team can help and reduce the number of professionals needed for a complete restoration to occur.

Many containment chambers come in smaller sizes. Our desiccant machines use a tank to hold the water it strips out of the air as it passes through. Others use our pump truck's tank. Our Injectidry systems come with tubing that extracts moisture from floors and sends the water into the tank outside. Our manually-operated extraction wands also connect to the tank on our Green Fleet's pump truck.

Once full, we empty the tank according to local regulations. We never pour this out into your neighborhood's gutters or street drains, no matter how small the amount. When permitted, we use a drain already existing on your property, especially if this can save you from an additional expense.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson's water cleanup specialists know how to use highly efficient methods to dry out a property and protect it and its contents from secondary damage. Containing water is a large part of the process. Call us at (631) 476-5300 to have an expert crew handle your Rocky Point home's water-related emergency. We also provide this and related services to homeowners in Setauket and Stony Brook.

Why Is Quick Action Necessary When You Experience Flood Damage in Setauket?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lightning in night sky As we enter storm season, know that SERVPRO is always ready to restore your home.

SERVPRO Can Respond Quickly to Restore Your Flood Damaged Setauket Home

Most Setauket residents feel helpless when they experience flood damage. Since you might not be thinking straight when you encounter such a disaster, working with an experienced restoration company such as SERVPRO can help. Our work is to ensure your property becomes safe within the shortest time possible and minimize the damage which might be ongoing even when the flood stops.

Which Flood Damage Restoration Services Should Setauket Residents Expect from SERVPRO?

Our SERVPRO technicians use multiple flood damage remediation techniques when restoring properties in Setauket. As floodwater moves, it comes into contact with several contaminants such as raw sewage, soils, and much more. It means if the water is not quickly extracted from your property, additional damage such as mold growth may occur. Some of the tasks we perform while at the site include:

  • Using shovels and other appropriate methods, we extract mud and soiling from your property.
  • We can use pumps and other water extraction techniques to remove water from your basement.
  • Since carpets that come into contact with flood water cannot be restored, we remove and discard them.
  • After using fans and space heaters to dry the rooms, we can apply antimicrobials to lower the chances of mold damage.

The team at SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is ready 24/7 and uses advanced equipment and techniques to restore flood-damaged properties. Call (631) 476-5300 to work with a company you can trust.