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We Safely Remediate Mold Damage In Rocky Point

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growth underneath hardwood floors in this home We make sure the moisture problem in your home is resolved to restore your home of mold once and for all.

Mold Damage is the Result of Untreated Water Damage in Rocky Point Residence

It might seem easy to put off fixing a small, slow leak without the thought of the water damage that could be occurring the longer it drips away behind the scenes. Then time passes, and the leak turns into something bigger.

Mold damage is a common occurrence in Rocky Point properties when leaks go unrepaired for some time. The speed at which mold colonies develop and spread is dependent on a few environmental factors such as the overall ambient temperature and also if consumable items are in the vicinity such as paper, wood, or sheetrock, to name a few favorites.

The technicians undergo extensive training in the restoration sciences, and the in-depth remediation of mold is part of that training. They know how to remove dried colonies safely and contain affected areas to inhibit cross-contamination.

Standard Steps During Professional Mold damage Remediation
First and foremost, the SERVPRO technicians identify the reason for the mold growth; in this case, a slow leak that kept an area within a wall moist created the perfect environment for mold growth. Once the colonies establish themselves, they spread rapidly.

Containment using heavy plastic to surround the affected area, including doorways and vents, is a regular procedure. Another common action is the inspection and cleaning of the HVAC to ensure that there is no mold growth in the ductwork. The technicians remove damaged sheetrock and items with no restoration potential and dispose of it safely.

Mold cannot exist when ambient humidity levels are below 50%, so using both air movers and dehumidification equipment, SERVPRO technicians carefully dry the colonies and monitor air moisture levels. Afterward, the dried mold gets removed using either manual methods or for large-scale infestations; soda blasting is a common abatement tactic. After the removal of the existing, dried colonies, technicians clean the areas with antimicrobial agents. To diminish the chances of mold returning before the necessary repairs happen, SERVPRO technicians commonly treat areas where infestations occurred with antimicrobial sealants.

At the first sign of mold damage, contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300. The certified emergency response team can safely remediate any size mold problem and make it "Like it never even happened."

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What to Avoid When Dealing with Flooding In Rocky Point

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

icicles hanging off the gutters and roof of beige house Changing weather conditions can cause an ice dam situation to occur which can bring flooding into your home. Call SERVPRO immediately for services.

Warmer Winter Temperatures can Exacerbate any Ice Dams and Increase their Damaging Effects in Rocky Point 

While hearing forecasts calling for a warmer winter this year in Rocky Point sounds encouraging, the overnight temperatures are still quite likely to fall below freezing. The contrast between warmer days and still-cold nights can increase the amount of damage caused by ice dams. 

When ice dams form on top of your home in Rocky Point, storm damage can happen to the roof and also to the attic below. Other areas of your home can also suffer because of ice dams. SERVPRO technicians study to learn the most effective methods to mitigate damage caused by storms, including situations involving flooding. 

Precipitation that freezes overnight on top of your roof can develop cracks that let melted snow and ice drain through to your shingles during the daytime, only for refreezing the following night to occur. This refreezing forces the trapped water upwards, including underneath the shingles. This action can lead to eer-widening gaps between shingles, and the development of a pathway that water can easily follow. 

This water does not sit inside the space between shingles, but trickles down into the lower components of the roof. The attic and its contents can harbor moisture from ice dams. Both immediate damage can happen, as well as these materials becoming a source of ongoing moisture that can affect the rest of the home. 

One sign that your home has developed an ice dam is a stained ceiling. This type of stain is often mistaken for mold because of its dark color. Another sign is a bowed ceiling. However, either of these can happen from overhead leaks. Our technicians can inspect these issues and provide you with more information. 

Flooded homes often develop problems with mold and musty smells, and ice dams can create similar issues. SERVPRO teams can get these problems cleaned up for you, and also have our building services team repair your roof. Because microbes must have moisture to thrive and expand, drying the area out after repairing the roof protects your property more thoroughly than merely having the roof fixed. 

Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can provide effective deodorization. The OCT works on odors at their source. With flood damage, the affected materials and belongings require direct cleaning or treatment. Depending on the situation, our OCT might use one or a combination of these methods:

  • fogging, either ULV or thermal,
  • time-release gel packets,
  • essential oils,
  • encapsulation via liquid sprays, or
  • hydroxyl generators.

Combining odor control methods with cleaning, drying out, painting, and roof repairs restores your house “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Port Jefferson responds as soon as possible to neighborhoods near us, including Setauket, Ridge, and Miller Place when storms damage your property. Call us at (631) 476-5300 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Super Easy Ways to Learn About Storm Damage and Ridding it from Your Rocky Point Home

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Experts Can Restore Your Home After Flood Damage in Rocky Point

East Coast homeowners are usually prepared for the worst, especially during the fall and winter storm season. However, even with extensive preparation, unexpected situations can cause damage to your home. A fallen tree branch or wind damage from storms can be enough to compromise roofing and allow rainwater into your home. This situation can be particularly stressful during large, slow-moving storm systems. 

If your Rocky Point home needs flood damage mitigation, you can count on SERVPRO to provide you with swift relief from structural damage and microbes. Thoroughly-trained, IICRC-certified technicians work with property owners and insurance adjusters alike to preserve your residence and belongings per local, state, and federal codes. No matter the disaster, the emphasis is placed on restoration over replacement whenever possible. We adhere to the guidelines of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification as we offer the best services possible.

Tarping Your Roof After Storms Hit

While SERVPRO also offers tarping services, here is how you can do it yourself in the event of an emergency: 

  • Cover existing openings with plywood first, and cut it to size if needed. Secure the wood with 2"-3" deck screws every 6"-12" into the sheathing and trusses.
  • When placing the tarp, make sure the length goes 1' past the edge of the roof and weigh it down.
  • Use a vent pipe or furring strip to help secure the tarp on the undamaged side of your roofing. If using a vent pipe, add hurricane tape or a vent cover to make it watertight. Wrap the tarp tightly and temporarily screw it to your roof with two or three long screws. 
  • Pull the tarp taut and secure with screws every 8"-12", keeping then 2"-3" away from each edge. 

What SERVPRO Can Do for You

SERVPRO technicians can come to you, whether during or after storms, to mitigate water damage to your home. Even during power outages, SERVPRO can use its own generators to power sump pumps and other equipment. These practices ensure that you get the relief you need from water damage, microbes, and mold growth. Waterlogged insulation from roof damage can be vacuumed up for drying, and is often salvageable, particularly if it is made of fiberglass. Other insulation materials are more likely to require replacement. Drying insulation is always done on a case by case basis. Often, labor may be more expensive than new material purchases.

After cleaning and disinfection, centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers are used to dry the structure. If odors persist after flooding, ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging may be used to eliminate odors. Commercial box fans circulate fresh, clean outdoor air through the structure for several cycles to maximize safety and cleanliness.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson strives to leave your home looking, "Like it never even happened." No matter when or where the disaster occurs, you can call (631) 476-5300 for fast cleanup. 

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Why Handle Remediation in Your Rocky Point Home Alone?

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch and large chair Flooding can be dangerous to remediate because of unknown debris. Call SERVPRO to mitigate flood damage.

Why Families Trust SERVPRO to Handle Storm and Flood Damage Cleanup in Rocky Point

Until it happens, it can be difficult to imagine what might change inside your Rocky Point residence because of a storm, or flood. Harsh weather is on the rise and this affects our lives in many ways. This diversity can make it difficult to adequately prepare for the worst and keep your family protected.

Having extensive resources and a networking system in place is why families in Rocky Point rely on SERVPRO to handle the damage after flooding, storms and other destructive weather patterns affect our area. We not only have experience in restoring homes, but we also have extensive knowledge in how to help families recover from the trauma, stress, and daily inconveniences that come with disasters. 

There are many local services that help families after significant losses and tragedies affect them. We work with families every day. Our involvement with families after disasters strike help us understand that when you need help the most, it can become very stressful locating these helpful places. We can provide you with a list of places who assist residents recovering from a catastrophe.

We also have a nationwide franchise system who can help when many families in our area need to recover after horrific weather events. You do not need to worry that SERVPRO's resources might get stretched too thin because of other residents in the area, or that it might affect your family's recovery efforts. SERVPRO has over 1700 different franchises across the country who can work alongside us without losing any of our efficiency or causing any added stress.

Like the number of our workers, the equipment we use is also scalable, making everything just the right size and strength for your particular needs. When storms damage the roof, we can get a tarp secured over open areas. Soaked belongings may or may not harbor debris, but if so, we clean and then dry. 

If flooding invades your lower levels and brings in silt and other debris, we work in teams to remove it all. Destroyed materials also end up bagged and disposed in containers. Air movers and box fans start ventilating the house and air scrubbers and hydroxyl machines continuously clean the air of airborne contaminants.

Many other aspects happen after storms and floods, making a quick call to SERVPRO of Port Jefferson's 24-hour service line, (631) 476-5300, crucial to your family and their Stony Brook or Miller Place home's restoration. Working together, we can undo any storm or flood damage. 

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When Flood Damage Becomes a New Menu Item on Your Stony Brook Restaurant?

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Inside of restaurant.  Tables and chairs. Flood waters can shudder food service establishments. Call SERVPRO to restore your restaurant today!

Getting Your Stony Brook Restaurant Open Again After Flooding 

As you might expect, the priority of every restauranteur after a flood or other disaster is to get their Stony Brook eatery back up and running. Hungry patrons are not always the most loyal customers, and so you have to focus most on the work that gets the restaurant safe and secure for customer traffic and food preparation again. Our team has effective products and equipment to address nearly any obstacle that affects your property after this emergency.

Flood damage in Stony Brook restaurants can spread quickly from the penetration point and migrate throughout the main level of the building. The objective after flooding begins is limiting this spread and protecting the property as much as possible. Because you have likely already vacated the premises, the best proactive stance that you can take for your business is to reach out to our SERVPRO team as quickly as possible.

Natural flooding presents substantial risks to your facility and those exposed. Category 2 – Gray water – and Category 3 – Black water both present significant bacterial and contamination threats. Overcoming this risk in your building can often require controlled demolition and reconstruction efforts as exposed porous elements like drywall, wooden fixtures and furniture, and carpeted areas must all get removed and discarded to reduce the spread of contamination. 

We have a team of restoration specialists that can work alongside our in-house commercial contractors to expertly navigate water loss mitigation strategies. Because of your investments in areas that can still get salvaged from indirect moisture exposure, such as dining fixtures like tables, chairs, booths, and more, getting the full measure of this mitigation and emergency construction effort is critical. 

Getting your doors back open is a top focus of our SERVPRO team on-site. We can quickly remove or reduce water damage by utilizing our industry-leading drying equipment, including the hundreds of air movers and dozens of dehumidifiers we have in our inventory. 

Because of how strict food and beverage guidelines are for business owners, you cannot risk a contamination or mold situation getting out of control. As alarming as flooding might initially seem, our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team has the power and focus to help however you need. Give us a call today at (631) 476-5300. 

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No More Mistakes With Flood Damage Remediation in Ridge

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

flooded room in a home When flooding affects your home or business, quick water removal is key to successful results. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Flood Damage Gurus in Ridge Define Chemical Terms Used in the Restoration Industry

The state of New York sits on the east coast, making the region susceptible to being negatively affected by tropical storms coming off of the Atlantic and their after effects. Many conditions created during thunderstorms can ruin things on your property and cause you extensive flood damage. Once a storm hits your neighborhood, and you notice problems, the best idea is to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

Mitigating flood damage in Ridge takes the proper know-how and industrially advanced equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians have experience in dealing with various types of restoration projects, and we have the appropriate training to put the industry's most advanced technology into use. In addition to the equipment and tools of the trade we have at our disposal, we also use a variety of chemical products during restoration so that we make sure to transform your house back to the way it was before the storm caused destruction, "Like it never even happened."

When utilizing chemicals to aid us in our restoration efforts, it helps you the homeowner to have some basic knowledge of the terminology used when describing chemical products in the industry. The following is a list of some of the terms we employ in the mitigation business and what they mean.

  1. Antimicrobial

Antimicrobial can be defined as "against microbes," and they are used to prevent the development of microorganisms like fungi.

  1. Disinfectants

These chemical products are antimicrobials that can destroy 99% of organisms they come into contact with, but they may not be useful when attempting to eliminate fungal or bacterial spores.

  1. Sanitizers

Sanitizers are antimicrobial chemicals that are designed to bring the level of microorganisms down to a level that is considered acceptable by public health authorities.

  1. Sterilizers

A sterilizer destroys all microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi spores, but they can only be used on surfaces that are not made from organic materials.

  1. -stats

Mildewstats and fungistats prevent the growth of fungi on organic materials but do not necessarily kill them.

  1. -cides

Biocides are chemical agents that are constructed to kill living organisms. For example, sporicides are made specifically to destroy and control bacterial and fungal reproductive spores.

Knowing all of the proper terms of any trade can be rough, but if you call in our highly trained team of professionals to help you with your restoration project, we can take care of all the technical parts of the process. We can be reached 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.

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Why SERVPRO is Your Best Bet No Matter What The Damage is in Your Port Jefferson Community.

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Warehouse with one a SERVPRO van and equipment stacked on shelves inside the warehouse. No matter the loss in Port Jefferson... water, fire, storm, or mold we have the gear and will be right there.

We will show you why we can help you the best for your Port Jefferson damage. 

The need for restoration services in Port Jefferson takes many forms. Our emergency response team answers the call from local property owners to clean up and restore damage to residential and commercial properties from damage caused by water, fire, storm, and mold. 


The potential for water damage in a Port Jefferson home comes from many sources. Plumbing issues, water tank seal failures, and even human error such as not winterizing pipes resulting in leaks or forgetting a faucet was on and overflowing a sink or tub. 

Once the water loss happens in the home, it becomes progressively more contaminated. If it remains in the house over 48-hours, the water requires handling as a category three biohazard. Another issue, often with home-based water cleanup efforts SERVPRO encounters from time to time is the problem of missed moisture. 

For example, when a water spill occurs in a kitchen, the water migrates and follows the path of least resistance. It races behind baseboards, under subflooring or within wall cavities. If excessive moisture remains in any of these places, symptoms such as warped and buckled sheetrock, musty odors or mold create secondary damages that require mitigation, often at additional cost.

Our certified technicians have access to state-of-the-art water extraction equipment that enables them to avoid costly secondary damage from inadequate water cleanup. After the water removal phase, we dry and disinfect the property.  SERVPRO technicians work hard to return your home to its preloss condition. 


Storm damage in Port Jefferson properties often increases both the amount of water that requires removal and loss potential to homes. 

Because of the likelihood of flash flooding in this part of New York, groundwater is also a concern. When this type of water enters a home, it brings everything it encounters along the way too. Chemicals, sewage, and debris can land directly in your home with the incoming water and compound the nature of the damage to your property and possessions. 

Many of the standard procedures our certified Water Restoration Technicians do for other types of water damage apply to this situation with one caveat: groundwater is a category three biohazard. This definition means most porous items that absorb this type of water do not have restoration potential as they cannot return to sanitary standards for reuse. 

SERVPRO technicians test the water for the presence of bacteria or contaminants and wear head to toe protective gear when cleaning up this type of water loss. We do any controlled demolition actions needed to speed up the drying process and remove damaged building materials most often using a technique known as "flood cuts."

Water has its own characteristic musty smell, and odor control is a large part of mitigation after flood damage. Drying and disinfection often lower foul scents in the home substantially, but residual odors sometimes remain. When this occurs, our certified Odor Control Technicians get to work and neutralize any remaining reminders of the water loss in the home. 


When fire damage occurs in a Port Jefferson home, it is vital to begin cleanup efforts as fast as possible to stop the spread of soot throughout the property. Containment is something that needs to occur as quickly as possible to halt the traveling of soot to currently unaffected areas. Most often, It involves sealing off doorways and vents with heavy gauge plastic. If the HVAC was on after the fire, we make a note to inspect the ductwork for cleaning after the fire debris cleanup.

Once we finish the removal of charred items and clean the smoke residue with our specialized methods and professional-grade formulas; we turn our attention to eradicating the smoke odor from affected furnishings in the home. Items like upholstered sofas and chairs, window treatments, and carpeting all have the potential to retain foul smoke odors. 

Our technicians undergo extensive training for the removal of all types of odors. SERVPRO has equipment such as thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators that work to neutralize foul scents. In some cases, it is necessary to apply multiple methods for complete eradication of odors. 

After the completion of fire damage mitigation, SERVPRO finalizes the restoration services with any needed ductwork cleaning. We thoroughly address everything from the vent covers to the HVAC unit to ensure it is free of smoke odors. 


Mold spores are present everywhere. Mold damage in Port Jefferson homes occurs when conditions are right for mold spores to germinate and grow. A leaky pipe, hydrostatic water problems in a basement or poor ventilation are all common reasons a mold colony came into being. 

When SERVPRO handles mold remediation, we use our moisture detection equipment to determine areas of excessive moisture to ensure we catch every place mold is active in the home. 

Much like when we contain a room after fire damage to stop the spread of soot, mold spores become airborne and spread during mold remediation. Containment lessens the chances of mold spores setting up home in another area of the property. 

Lowering humidity under 45% creates inhospitable conditions for colonies to exist. After drying, SERVPRO technicians carefully remove the colonies using manual methods, or for large infestations, we use lightly abrasive abatement techniques such as soda blasting.

Because mold is usually the result of a problem with either excessive moisture or ventilation, our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians know the signs that create favorable conditions for mold growth. Upon the completion of mold removal efforts, the technicians wrap the project with the following actions: 

  • We determine the reason for the infestation
  • Recommendations for repairs to inhibit any further mold issues from occurring 
  • Application of antimicrobial sealer where we performed colony removal

Why SERVPRO? Our certified technicians commit to approaching each job we do for our local Port Jefferson community with compassion and lessening loss from fire, mold, water, or storm damage. You cannot get professional quality restoration services results with subpar equipment. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques as taught through The  Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization that maintains the best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is available 24/7 to bring restoration services to your home to clean up damage from water, fire, storm or mold. Call us at (631) 476-5300, and our emergency response team arrives on-site soon after your call because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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It Is Crucial To Use Containment Methods During Water Cleanup In Your Rocky Point Home

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Couple Using Bucket For Collecting Water Leakage From Ceiling Call us at (631) 476-5300 to have an expert crew handle your Stony Brook home's water-related emergency.

Why SERVPRO Uses Containment Methods During Water Cleanup In Rocky Point Properties

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 methods of containment 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 locations of the house 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 where we can treat the bags' exteriors and then place each one into an outer bag.  
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 as 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 take place.

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 not only extracts moisture from floors but also 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 that already exists 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 that dry out a property and protects 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 Stony Brook home's water-related emergency. We also provide this and related services to homeowners in Ridge and Miller Place.

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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Stony Brook Home After A Fire

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen with drywall and insulation covering every surface This was the aftermath of a kitchen fire and there was significant smoke and soot damage. We arrived right away and began restoration.

Innovations in Deodorization that Help Stony Brook Residences After Fire Damage

The smoke and soot that spread throughout your Stony Brook home after a fire cause many different kinds of damage. Our prompt use of restoration industry best practices mitigates or stop the progressive deterioration highly corrosive fire residues can inflict on structural components and contents. We then work on remediation, returning as many surfaces and fixtures to preloss condition as possible by cleaning and clearing away debris. 

Lingering Odors an Unwanted Reminder of Fire Damage

One of the biggest fire damage challenges a Stony Brook homeowner faces is the stench that can persist long after all exterior and interior damage is restored. The tiny bits of incompletely combusted building materials and contents that are the solids in smoke and soot carry the odor. Because they are so small, it can be very difficult to eradicate all of them. Thus, malodors endure. Smells are very evocative, reminding you and your family of the fear, worry, and disruption of the fire if not eliminated.

Deodorization Is a Multi-Step Process

SERVPRO utilizes a malodor abatement protocol that eventually takes care of the smells after fire damage. We know that the perception of odors is a very individual thing, so we use many strategies until you and your family are satisfied. We start by finding and disposing of all charred items, searching until these “bigger” odor-holders are out the door. Deep cleaning of solid and porous surfaces deals with surface and absorbed odors, the latter of which can vaporize out of the pores of wood or fibers. We inspect your HVAC system as well, arranging for cleaning if sooty debris is inside, ready to move from space to space in the ductwork.

Sealing In Odor Is an Option

If structures are sound but seem to emit fire-related smells even after deep cleaning, sealing is a possibility to prevent odors from vaporizing. Hard to reach recesses in the ductwork also might profit from sealing. 

Advanced Deodorization Techniques

If a thorough cleaning does not do the trick and sealing is impractical, SERVPRO utilizes equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, or hydroxyl generators. These resources emit particles that seek out and pair with the odiferous smoke solids, neutralizing the smell through chemical changes at the molecular level. This approach can be successful with airborne smells and malodorous particles that settled and even worked their way into fabrics, cracks, or crevices.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson offers a range of deodorization solutions when smoky and protein-based smells continue to pervade your home even after mitigation and remediation. Call us at (631) 476-5300 to set up a consultation including a thorough fire damage odor elimination work up.

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We Act Fast to Limit Damage to Your Stony Brook Home After Water Damage

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded living room with couch floating. Don't let your house turn upside down due to water damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Steps that Guarantee Safety During Water Removal in Affected Stony Brook Homes 

Whatever incident leaves your Stony Brook property flooded, removing all the standing water fast enough is essential to keep the damages at manageable levels. Water remove may require different steps, including scooping the water with buckets or pumps and controlling the evaporation rates by managing temperature and air movements. It is easy to forget safety when juggling all these activities.

Safety of the affected people

Carrying out the process of water removal from your Stony Brook home is not possible without people being in contact with the spilled water. That contact can pose a wide range of risks. For example, if there are chemicals or other contaminants dissolved in the water, they can pose health risks to the person doing the removal.  There is also the risk of electrocution because water conducts electricity. Our SERVPRO technicians address these risks in different ways. We have electrical circuit testes to verify that no electrical hazards exist after we turn off the power. We also have PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, like rubber boots and gloves to protect against contaminants.

Safety of the structure

Water can compromise the integrity of some structural components, especially after extended exposure. It can also ruin the physical appearance by affecting finishes. For example, it can cause chipping or bubbling of paint ruining the visual appeal of a wall, ceiling, or other parts of the structure. Apart from removing water fast, there is also a need to take other precautions. When drying your premises, our SERVPRO technicians make calculations to ensure balanced drying. This prevents issues such as condensation which can transfer moisture to elevated surfaces or cracking or warping in materials such as wood due to unbalanced drying.  

Safety of the equipment

The equipment used during removal plays a crucial role in expediting the process.  However, damaging the equipment during the operation would amplify the cost of restoration, especially if using hired ones.  Our SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, so we operate our equipment safely and in ways that guarantee maximum efficiency. For example, we ensure nothing blocks the vents of the air movers. We also use GFCI, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, when operating electric-powered equipment in wet environments.

For safe and efficient water removal in your Setauket, Rocky Point or Ridge properties, call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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