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How To Record Flood Damage For Insurance Claims In Setauket

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Setauket Attractions with Flood Damage

Setauket is a charming census-designated place on Long Island. The hamlet is an idyllic spot that features a village green, with a post office, a church, and a library clustered around it. Because Setauket is a primarily residential area, it makes a lovely base for exploring Long Island while enjoying some peace and quiet.

Settlers first purchased the Setauket area in 1655, and its long history is still visible today, especially in the charmingly-named Bethel-Christian Avenue-Laurel Hill Historical District. It is registered as an endangered historic site, and there are many culturally significant places in the district:

  • The Eato House belonged to the Reverend David Eato, one of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church's first pastors. He and his wife, Mary, a freed slave, lived in the house for many years.
  • Patriots Rock is famous as the site where Colonel Webb fired his cannons during the Revolutionary War.
  • The Hawkins Homestead is a historic house that dates back to 1660.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors Near Setauket

 Setauket is ideal for enjoying the great outdoors, with beaches, forests, and nature walks close by. Some popular nature locations include:

  • West Meadow Beach is a short distance from East Setauket and is popular all year round. There is a long walking trail for those looking for exercise and a playground for the kids. Or for a quieter day out, there is a bird-watching area, or you can enjoy strolling on the beach.
  • Benner's Farm is a family-run farm where you can take the kids to meet and greet some cute animals and learn all about maple syrup production. Watch maple trees being tapped, and enjoy some fresh syrup on some pancakes!
  • Avalon Park and Preserve offers tranquil walks through quiet woods and beside lakes. There are places to stop and admire the view or eat a picnic.

 Find Some Family Fun at the Country Fair

If your kids are looking for something a little more exciting, visit nearby the Country Fair Entertainment Park at nearby Medford. This fun family park has a laid-back, retro vibe that will make you feel like you're starring in a 1960s movie! Kids will love the batting ranges, go-karts, bumper cars, and a classic arcade. If you fancy something a little more sedate, enjoy a leisurely round of mini-golf on one of the two beautiful mini-golf courses, filled with fountains, flowers, and beautiful buildings.

How Should you Record Flood Damage for Insurance Claims?

If you run an attraction in Setauket, you do not want it to be flooded! Unfortunately, even with the best intentions, flood damage can occur. When that happens, you will want to contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Your insurer will ask you to record flood damage. SERVPRO can help you with this by:

  • Photographing damage to your premises and contents.
  • Talking to your insurers on your behalf
  •  Advising you on what to keep and what to discard

We clean your premises and also clean and disinfect items that we can salvage. We also take care of damp odors to leave your attraction smelling fresh and ready for visitors.

For help with flood damage in your Setauket attraction, call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.

Can You Save Belongings After Water Damage?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Repair with Help from SERVPRO Salvages the most Materials and Belongings in your Setauket Home!

Damage from water comes in all forms throughout different zones of the home. Whether you had a burst pipe or massive spill, or overflow within your Setauket home, SERVPRO is here to help. Unwanted water could ruin cherished belongings, saturate wood furniture, and more. 

SERVPRO knows how to care for your belongings when you contact us for water damage repair in Setauket. Some critical factors to keep in mind when going over wet belongings include:

  • Paper goods like documents, photos, and books call for the quick response and intricate methods. Our expert water restoration technicians (WRT) know how to meticulously clean and dry items to salvage whatever possible. 
  • Fabrics/textiles like bedding, draperies, rugs, and clothing should get cleaned and dried as soon as possible. We may use hot water treatment or special cleaning agents to keep bacteria from developing.
  • Electronics and devices that become waterlogged may not be salvageable. However, we have trusted vendors that will carefully inspect and care for any electronics in question. 


We use a list of proven cleaning techniques to salvage your belongings. Some methods used most often include:

  • Wipe and clean
  • Wet and dry methods
  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Immersion
  • Foam application, and more

Everything is restored to our fullest ability when you call us for water damage repair, followed by cleaning and sanitization. SERVPRO of Port Jefferson has you covered! Call us at (631) 476-5300, and we can send out our Green Fleet right away for the initial assessment.

Eliminate Excessive Downtime After Commercial Fire Damage

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Our fire damage experts can have your business back to its original state, “Like it never even happened.”

Rapid Fire Damage Restoration is Crucial – Call SERVPRO to your Stony Brook Business ASAP!

Regardless of the industry you are in, a fire event impacts a commercial property more than you may think. Whether you have electronics with soot residue buildup or retail shelving with water damage after a blaze, SERVPRO has all the techniques and proven restoration methods. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, thus ensuring you cut back on downtime, costs, and frustration.

For commercial fire damage restoration in Stony Brook, we come in right away to evaluate the overall level of loss. Carefully noting all damage helps to get our restoration team moving in the right direction. Throughout the inspection, we:

  • Look at building materials, cabinets, counters, fixtures and more.
  • Determine whether or not the damage is limited to certain areas.
  • Formulate the best measures to act, including setting up exclusion zones for containment.

Did You Know? Most fire emergencies also include significant water infiltration due to the first responders suppressing the flames. All standing water must be removed and excess moisture dried up so that secondary damage does not set in. 

Our fire and soot restoration technicians (FSRT) know how to clean each surface to achieve the best results carefully. We use spot-testing methods to ensure no further damage occurs and always initiate controlled demolition measures, as needed. Everything gets restored to pre-fire condition so that your business never misses a beat. 

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 whenever you need fire damage restoration at your commercial location. We are here 24/7 for emergency service whenever you need us!

Removal of All Water After an Emergency Is Crucial

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Rocky Point Residents can look to SERVPRO for Water Removal and Rapid Drying Methods

Known as a hamlet, Rocky Point is situated within Suffolk County, New York along the beautiful North shore of Long Island. Home to RCA, the American radio company, this is a region that has a rich history and friendly neighborhoods. One major claim to fame is developing the first color television as part of a secret project housed within building #10 at Radio Central.

Plenty to Explore when Visiting Rock Point, NY!

While many may have never heard of Rocky Point, this is a lovely hamlet that is well worth visiting. Whether you are coming in for a side trip during a stop in Hartford, CT, or New York City, you can explore some of the natural beauty, local shops, and great places to grab a bite to eat. As a matter of fact, the list of exciting tourist attractions is long should not be missed if you are ever in the Rocky Point area, such as:

  • St. Anthony's Church on Route 25A 
  • Parish Resource Center of Long Island on Hallock Landing Road
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Route 25A
  • Lightfoot Artistry on Sycamore Road

In addition to those listed above, you will also find some excellent local shops for a bit of browsing and plenty of natural beauty. Some people love to come into Rocky Point to explore hiking trails located all around the hamlet's perimeter. 

Always Lots of Flavorful Experiences in Rocky Point

Whether you have a bit of a sweet tooth or you are looking for a nice place to relax for dinner with friends or family, Rocky Point features some outstanding eateries and dining establishments. Some of the favorite places in the area include:

  • Tilda's Bake Shop – Located on Route 25A, Tilda's Bake Shop is a wonderful bakery with a nice variety of pastries and desserts. People often stop by for muffins, cakes, bread, pies, cookies, and special orders. 
  • Spiro's Restaurant & Lounge – You'll find Spiro's on Patchogue Drive, where the menu includes a diverse assortment of dishes accompanied by an extensive drink list. Favorites on the menu include stuffed lobster tail, grilled octopus, and breaded bone-in pork chop.
  • J&R's Steak House – Not only does this restaurant on Route 25A have a massive beer and wine menu, but you will also find dishes like prime rib, filet mignon sandwiches, flounder, and sizable dinner salads with all sorts of fixings. 

Why Opt for Professional Water Removal?

SERVPRO Offers Rapid Response to your Rocky Point Property to Ensure Fast, Efficient Water Removal

Every homeowner should keep the contact information handy for a skilled restoration team to handle water removal and drying after an emergency event. SERVPRO wants Rocky Point residents to know that we offer 24/7 response for cleanup, drying, and restoration, so everything is "Like it never even happened."

Once you call SERVPRO for water removal in Rocky Point, there are three main reasons we will leave you feeling confident:

  • IICRC-certified water damage restoration specialists
  • Advanced restoration technology and methods
  • Locally owned featuring national resources

Whether you require water removal after a pipe burst event or you have flooding after a storm, we are here to help as soon as possible! Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300, and we will send our team for an assessment.

We Save Flooring Materials During Rocky Point Flooding Cleanup

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flood damage and carpet do not mix. SERVPRO has the latest in technology and equipment for any size flood damaged home.

SERVPRO takes on the challenge to save your floors

Contamination from floodwaters is one aspect of damage to flooring materials in a home. Modern surfaces like laminate flooring, engineered planks, and resilient flooring also required inspection, cleaning, and possible removal. 

Flooring materials often represent the most formidable challenge during one of our flooding cleanup jobs in Rocky Point. With just a few hours of exposure to water, most flooring types used in local homes can begin to break down and suffer damages. Over many years of handling these situations, SERVPRO has developed a wide range of strategies for reversing the effects of flooding.

In years past, wood floors would often require full replacement due to warping and bending of boards and destruction of finishes. Today, SERVPRO technicians employ a specialized drying strategy that stops wood floors from drying in sub-optimal ways. Coupled with our expert refinishing work, this means that we can save most wood floors after a flood.

Carpeting can pose an even more significant challenge. Although carpeting can be easy to replace when needed, we try to avoid replacements whenever possible. In many cases, we cut out and replace only the carpet's damaged section while leaving the rest intact.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is ready to help with whatever damage situation your home may face. Call us at (631) 476-5300 for our 24/7 services.

Avoid Closing your Rocky Point Grocery Store Over Mold Damage

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage door and ceiling Mold will spread like fire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for the mold remediation services that you need.

Mold damage remediation can be quick and unobtrusive

SERVPRO can help with keeping businesses open during times of foul weather, structural damage or mechanical failures of capital equipment.

Mold remediation in a Rocky Point grocery store can mean life or death for your business. In addition to making patrons less likely to return for future shopping trips, mold growth can present potential safety and regulatory problems. Some forms of mold damage have been known to cause health effects, and businesses that ignore the problem may face lawsuits.

To protect your business, we take many measures designed at reducing costs and impacts on revenue. These include:

  • Industrial-strength machines that can handle widespread problems with great speed
  • Space-efficient strategies that keep the majority of your store operating normally
  • Advanced moisture detection technology that helps us identify the source of the problem

Calling in our remediation professionals could mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a colossal door-closing problem. If you have any questions about our services or how they may impact your business, we encourage you to ask our representatives over the phone.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is a fully licensed and accredited company that helps with mold and other damages afflicting local businesses. Contact us at (631) 476-5300.

Ready at All Hours for Flood Removal in Setauket

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flood removal is no DIY project. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experience with the correct procedures that need to be done.

A community divided: Setauket in the Revolutionary War.

Modern Setauket is a comfortable and friendly place where neighbors get along, and serious troubles are rare. Centuries ago, one might paint a very different picture of the town. During the American Revolution, the small town of Setauket became the center of multiple efforts by both sides, leading to a unique and intriguing history.

Early in the war, Setauket was a significant Loyalist outpost on Long Island. British troops could land safely at the village and were warmly welcomed by settlers and taverns local to the area. At one point, the citizenry even repelled an attack by a small Patriot force that attempted to eliminate the stronghold.

However, various actions by the British ultimately led to a change in attitude. The citizens, still outwardly projecting loyalty to Britain, became some of the revolution's most important spies. The infamous Culper Spy Ring was primarily composed of Setauket residents, and this vital group revealed many crucial plans during the war, including the treason of Benedict Arnold. Throughout all of this activity, the spies put on smiling faces towards the redcoats visiting their taverns and markets.

From shipbuilding to tourist traps, the Setauket shores have always provided for us.

As one of the earliest settlements in the United States, Setauket has a long history of changing populations and industries. One of the most long-standing facets of the community that only recently faded out was the shipbuilding industry. Artisans from Setauket built fishing and ferrying vessels from the earliest days of the settlement, over a century before the American Revolution. As time went on, this activity only increased: during the 19th century, the town's docks even began to produce full-scale naval vessels and merchant fleets.

In the 20th century, shipbuilding elsewhere began to outcompete Long Island industries. Many other towns in the area suffered economic loss as a result. Setauket, by contrast, experienced a mostly seamless transition into a tourist destination. New York City residents found a quaint and comfortable destination that could easily be reached via a morning train ride. Restaurants, inns, and beachside activities all flourished as our town became a hotspot for weekend retreats.

Eventually, many tourists chose to move here, bringing their families with them. Thus, the modern and comfortable town of Setauket started to look how it does today.

Setauket flood removal when you need it most

Flooding rarely happens at an opportune time. Whether in the middle of a hurricane or the dead of night, most of the flood removal calls in Setauket we receive are long after most other businesses have closed. As part of our mission to provide reliable 24/7 care for local homeowners, we stay ready at even the worst hours to respond to your call for help.

In addition to keeping our staff ready to respond to your call, we stage and prep much of our equipment, such as:

  • Water extraction pumps
  • Safety equipment
  • Industrial dehumidifiers

Getting these treatments into your home as soon as possible could save you thousands in restoration expenses. Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 for emergency help.

Kiwanis Club Meeting Tuesdays East Setauket

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

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Three Villages Setauket Kiwanis

Visitors often ask, what are the three villages and why are they called the three villages. The villages are Old Field, The Setauket, and Stony Brook. These villages collectively took on the term “The Three Villages” from their shared history and proximity to each other. Many organizations in the area have adopted this title and incorporated it into their club names, schoolboard titles, and government organizations.

The local Kiwanis Club of The Three Villages meets in East Setauket, relatively central to the villages and comfortable for everyone to meet.

Meeting Details are:

Location: Mario’s, 212 Main St, East Setauket

When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Next Meeting: February meetings – Feb 2,9,16, and 23rdThe Three village Kiwanis help the community and operate numerous events throughout the year, including the Three Villages Kiwanis Bench 5K, food pantries every Saturday at 380 Nichols Rd., Setauket.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson provides water removal assistance to Setauket residential basements and retail/business commercial companies and surrounding areas. Call (631) 476-5300. Our SERVPRO team is always ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your water removal needs.

Enjoy the “Filtered Light” Exhibition at Gallery North, Setauket

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Attend Setauket Gallery North Virtual ArTalk Series with Artists Marceil Kazickas & Ty Stroudsburg

Visiting Gallery North provides an opportunity to walk into an 1800s farmhouse located on a 2.5-acre campus. Gallery North also offers various works of art and exhibitions for local artists. 

The art gallery’s objectives are:

Offer exhibitions of contemporary craftspersons and artists.

Bringing local works of art to the public

Stimulate interest in artistic endeavors

Bring educational programs to the general public

The next exhibition begins on Jan 14 and runs until Feb 25, entitled “Filtered Light,” sponsored by the Gallery and artists Marceil Kazickas & Ty Stroudsburg. The Gallery is located on 90 North Country Road, Setauket. Both artists share interests in manipulating color, texture, light, and elements from the natural world. The exhibit features medium and large-scale oil paintings and a few smaller pastel drawings.

The artists will also attend a Virtual ArTalk on Saturday, Feb 6 at 6 pm. Registration is required to attend.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson provides fire, smoke odor remediation assistance to Setauket residential basements and retail/business commercial companies, and surrounding areas. Call (631) 476-5300. Our SERVPRO team is prepared to respond 24/7 to help with all your fire, smoke odor remediation needs.

Enjoy North Shore Beaches at Rocky Point

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle If you don’t act quickly, water damage on your property can escalate. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team right away.

Protect The Long Island Pine Barrens Near Rocky Point

Rocky Point is 21 miles east of Port Jefferson on the northside of Long Island and is considered part of Brookhaven's town. Rocky Point is famous for being the original home of extensive research and transmitting facilities owned by RCA. This site covered a total of 5,200 acres. RCA also developed the first color television at this site, as well as RCA operating the first large radio transmitter.

The location was called Radio Central and began transmitting signals to many European nations on November 5th, 1921. Radiotelephone service started in 1927 between London and New York. The site was decommissioned in 1970, having been replaced by undersea cables and later satellite communications. Even today, there are still many concrete ruins, radio towers, and telephone poles marking the area that is now overgrown by the forest.

The area is close to a large population center, New York, and many people come to Rocky Point every year to vacation and enjoy many outdoor activities. There are hiking trails, parks, and beaches offering outdoor activities all year round for locals and visitors.

The Paumanok Trail

The Paumanok trail runs for 125 miles from Rocky Point to Montauk Point. It links to many other hiking trails in Suffolk County. The route is easily accessible for many people at various points along the path. It is close to beaches, rivers, and amenities offered by metro environments. Whether you are just out for a relaxing walk in the natural environment or interested in many outdoor plants and forests, there is something for everyone.

Glacial kettles,

Rolling hills,

Panoramic vistas

Sandy dunes

Coastal plain ponds

Beech forests

Marsh habitats

Many insects, seals, hawks, butterflies, and much more.

The majority of the trail is restricted to hikers and walkers; however, there are portions available to cyclists using mountain bikes along the route. Mountain bikers can use the segment from East Hampton to Sag Harbor. ATV's and other motorized vehicles are restricted on the entire trail. Some parts of the course (20 miles) are not completed due to private ownership issues.

The Long Island Pine Barrens

The Long Island Pine Barrens encompasses a vast area providing natural habitats for many species and provides pristine drinking water for Long Island from underground aquifers. These reservoirs are protected by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and continue to provide the purest drinking water for Long Island.

The predominant forests are pitch pine, with various oak trees completing the canopy covering the area. There are 1000's of plant and animal species that call the barrens home. There are marshes, bogs, swamps, and wetland areas. There are over 100 species of birds and a massive population of butterflies and moths.

There are many activities available within the barrens:


Dog-friendly parks

Bird watching


Family-friendly parks

Boating on the waterways

Guides and maps to these activities can be downloaded and saved to your computer to further study and plan for your excursions into this vast wilderness. Visitors are always urged to consider that the Barrens provides pristine drinking water to Long Island residents. Always avoid contaminating the land and the water while visiting the area.

North Shore Beach and More

North Shore Beach is a private beach; however, visitors can become members by purchasing a membership for less than $2 a day. The beach association was established in 1928 and encompassed one of the longest beaches in the United States. Favorite activities of residents and visitors include:

Long walks along the beach





Sea combing or

Just relaxing while soaking up some rays.

There are many amenities along the beach, which make your visit more enjoyable. For example, free Wi-Fi at all beach areas allows the streaming of pictures and videos to all of your friends. Kayakers will appreciate storing their kayaks on kayak racks for a small registration fee. There are renovated bathhouses at Broadway Beech Road and Friendship Beach.

There are parties on the beach, bonfires, lobster fests, sunset wine parties, golf outings, and clubhouse events. There is always something to enjoy year-round. There is free parking for members at these beaches as well. Dogs are allowed on the beach during dog-friendly beach hours. Dogs must be leashed, and dog walkers must always pick up after their pets.

The area around Rocky Point is all about outdoor activities, enjoying and protecting the environment and the natural habitat of many bird species, animals, sea life, and insects. Please become a member of North Shore Beach and enjoy everything they have to offer.

Safety Concerns During Water Removal in Rocky Point Homes

Residential and business people are very concerned when they find water flooding their premises, whether from a leaky pipe or a flood. Many consider that the first step is to rush in and begin removing some of their contents to prevent water from damaging these items. 

Some also focus on stopping the water leak – shutting the main water valve off or removing material that might be blocking drains.

SERVPRO encourages its customers to first assess the situation from a safety perspective to avoid unnecessary accidents and damage. The following are some of the considerations every client should think about before entering:

Consider electrical hazards, turn the power off if needed.

Water on tile and hardwood floors can create slippery conditions.

Wet materials are heavy – safely lift items, ask for help.

Call SERVPRO to initiate water removal before the water can cause long term damage to structures and the contents in your home.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson provides water removal assistance to Rocky Point residential basements and retail/business commercial companies and surrounding areas. Call (631) 476-5300. Our SERVPRO team is ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your water removal needs.