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Professionals Talk About Remediating Mold Damage in Rocky Point Commercial Property

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Professionals Talk About Remediating Mold Damage in Rocky Point  Commercial Property SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is ready for any mold emergency that your business might have.

Containment Procedures for Mold-Damaged Rocky Point Venues 

Venues only generate income when people are renting the Rocky Point facility, or some form of entertainment event is taking place. When disasters strike these buildings, it can be overwhelming to get them back to top form on your own when a demanding schedule of rentals and scheduled events looms over your head.  Mold colonization in the facilities is a situation that can quickly get out of control without the appropriate intervention. 

Mold damage to Rocky Point businesses can be among the most detrimental of circumstances, as the existence of these colonies presents a risk to both the building itself and all of those directly exposed. Even the existence of mold in air ducts can present airborne volatile organic compounds to impact guests to the building and make objectives like containment more challenging. Our SERVPRO professionals can help. 

We have a full roster of trained Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) The knowledge and experience gained through the acquisition of this certification and the years of service to our communities make our SERVPRO professionals among the most qualified and skilled in mold damage recovery. Since We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, we can work around the clock to limit the effect that mold growth has on potential profits and cancellations. 

Containment is a considerable portion of the work that must initially occur to prevent the colonization from spreading farther through the building. With zipper locked plastic sheeting and the use of machines like air scrubbers and negative air chambers, we can reduce the activity of mold spores and make them less likely to inhabit new areas. 

With the high use of your venue, you need a fast turnaround on colony removal and restoration of the building. Proper containment can allow your facility to continue operating in a limited capacity when necessary to prevent full closures. You can count on our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson remediation technicians to make it “Like it even never happened.” Give us a call today at (631) 476-5300.

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Municipal Buildings in Rocky Point Often Rely Upon SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Municipal Buildings in Rocky Point Often Rely Upon SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation SERVPRO at Another Mold Remediation Job in Rocky Point Area--Ready to Help!

Schools in Rocky Point Can Call Us Anytime for Commercial Mold Damage Remediation

A school should be a safe environment for students and teachers. Unfortunately, older builds come with a variety of plumbing issues that may result in mold growth. Over the weekend, a slow leak can result in widespread mold growth on acoustic ceilings, carpets, and insulation. These tasks go beyond the scope of your janitorial team, requiring professional remediation to restore indoor air quality IAQ and remove potentially harmful microbial bacterias, viruses, and fungi.  

Education centers with commercial mold damage in Rocky Point can rely on our large loss recovery teams to overcome the issue quickly and efficiently (Mold Remediation Contractor License #: 00261.) We understand that temporary closures need to be kept to a minimum to preserve the reputation of a school among parents in the community. SERVPRO offers commercial units with training in mold assessment and remediation that is led by an experienced crew chief who can communicate with you from start to finish.  

Containment is an essential part of mold remediation which, on a large school site, can take several days to restore indoor air quality to an acceptable level. Our preventative measures may include the placing of physical barriers, establishing clean rooms and decontamination zones to ensure that the infestation does not spread. Our team can place dehumidification equipment to ensure the relative humidity remains below 60%, which prevents the infestation from worsening overnight. 

To properly remediate a large property, there is much work that needs to be done. Porous materials are generally considered non-salvageable and must be removed. Controlled demolitions of drywall, detaching of carpets, and removing insulation are all necessary parts of tackling a mold infestation. When carrying out this procedure, SERVPRO technicians apply negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading. At the end of service, known-salvageable materials can be replaced, with box fans and air-scrubbers deployed to create a sanitary school environment.  

Molds can severely affect indoor air quality. In some cases, an industrial hygienist must test and verify that the remediated building is safe. Give your school the best chance of limited closure by contacting SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.

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Extreme Weather Potential Predicts Flash Flood Damage in Stony Brook

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Extreme Weather Potential Predicts Flash Flood Damage in Stony Brook SERVPRO will always be there for your Stony Brook flood damage.

Let us keep you safe through your Stony Brook storm damage.

If the recent history of heavy rains and flash flooding in Stony Brook recurs this summer and fall, your home might be in its path. Our company has come to the aid to 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 Stony Brook 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 salt water to the mix of rain and runoff can set the stage for long-term damage to many conventional building materials, including wood and concrete. 

Wood can experience saltwater defibration, or delignification also know 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 like manner, concrete, bricks, and mortar can deteriorate when flooded with salt water. 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.

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The Secret of Successful Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Stony Brook

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Secret of Successful Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Stony Brook Commercial water damage to a library in Stony Brook can pose a serious threat. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Stop Water Damage at a Stony Brook Library in its Tracks

One of the biggest threats to a library may be the potential for damaging incidents to destroy entire collections at once. While not usually severe enough to cause a total loss of even a single section, damages must be dealt with promptly and by professional mitigation experts to save as many books and materials as possible. Water damages tend to be common across most of New York, whether from failing pipes, occasional mishaps, or minor storm damages. Regardless of where the water came from, you should always seek help from a company like SERVPRO that has the workforce and training required to handle large-scale issues in a small time frame.  

When libraries in Stony Brook take water damage of any kind, they may face a significant threat to collections that could be difficult or impossible to replace, regardless of cost. Replacing an entire rack of books (or more) could also be an expense that your budget leaves no room for. SERVPRO focuses on mitigation and restoration to keep replacements to a minimum. We can dry out books, restore flooring and other structural materials, and call in specialists to handle particularly valuable or delicate items that may have been damaged. Calling us as soon as you identify a problem is vital to the success of our operations: the faster we arrive to start reversing damages, the more items and structural fixtures we can avoid replacing.  

Even relatively minor issues like a leak or excessive humidity can cause damage to both the building and your books. Older books are especially vulnerable to moisture, and all unprotected paper can lose strength and start to develop mold growth when moisture levels get too high. Most leaks can be cured with common store-bought remedies and humidity should dissipate with more intense climate control in the building, but by the time you can identify any fungal growth or warping of materials, you should give us a call. 

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is an experienced and fully certified provider of water damage mitigation and restoration services for the local area. Call us 24/7 at (631) 476-5300 for emergency services or a quote. 

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Carpet Cleaning After Water Loss in Stony Brook Homes

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Carpet Cleaning After Water Loss in Stony Brook Homes Don’t let your carpet give you more problems than you need.

Let SERVPRO help you save your carpet.

Significant water loss incidents within your Stony Brook home require multiple levels of recovery, drying, and cleaning. While our professionals can arrive quickly with advanced equipment and tools to manage extraction and moisture removal, cleaning up after eroded contents and damaged construction materials requires not only state-of-the-art machines but also commercial-grade cleansers. Many water loss incidents can see areas like your carpeted floors getting replaced if saturation persists for too long, but if drying happens quickly enough, our professionals must only thoroughly clean this flooring material.

It has always been a mindset of our SERVPRO team to provide adequate water cleanup and restoration efforts for your Stony Brook home in a minimalistic manner. We want to get jobs done quickly and completely, and with this goal, lean heavily on industry-leading equipment for powerful mitigation. These techniques can save our customers time and money on the restoration work to follow, but also, can keep the damages from getting worse and affecting new areas of your house.

Carpeting is a natural magnet for all manner of dust, debris, dander, and contaminants. While homeowners can address the upper layers of this soiling with regular vacuuming, the bulk of the sediment rests at the base of the fibers against the backing of the material. When water loss incidents occur, this tightly packed soiled area can loosen and affect the entire appearance and feel of carpeted floors.

Our SERVPRO professionals have sophisticated carpet cleaning units for both steam cleaning and hot water extraction approaches that can quickly improve both the look and function of this flooring material. Often our focused cleaning efforts at this stage of restoration can be enough to preserve the carpeting, but if soiling and degradation are too excessive, we might have to remove this material altogether.

Cleaning is an overlooked aspect of restoration when held against the powerful machines that play a role in mitigation. To protect areas like soiled carpets after water loss incidents, you can trust in the fast response and the equipment of our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team to make this damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (631) 476-5300.

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Call The Experts At Fire Damage Remediation in Setauket Today

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call The Experts At Fire Damage Remediation in Setauket Today A nice fire in the fireplace can turn sour very quickly and cause serious fire damage. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

Crucial Stages when Restoring Fire Damage in Setauket

When fire razes any property, it leaves widespread destruction and therefore restoring your Setauket home to its preloss state after such an incident takes different steps. Some stages in the process are crucial to the outcome and therefore require keenness. Our professional fire damage restoration service can help resolve the crisis after such incidents eliminating traces of damage "Like it never even happened."

It is only possible to fix fire damage in Setauket effectively if all types of damages are identified. Apart from charring and soot on surfaces, fire also leaves other types of damages, including seared materials, invisible smoke deposits, and residues that penetrate beyond the surface. We have IICRC certified FSRT, Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians at SERVPRO who carry out a wide range of checks. We check residue deposit patterns on surfaces starting close to the fire source. We also check the level of damage on items and separate them into categories of salvageable, unsalvageable, and questionable items.

Removing damaged materials from the affected areas helps create room for the restoration processes. Since flames affect building materials and contents as well, debris removal involves some level of tear down. The damaged materials also require proper containment; otherwise, they would scatter, complicating the disposal process. Our SERVPRO technicians have the skill to perform teardown without causing unnecessary damage. We also have waste bins and heavy-duty plastic bags to prevent unnecessary scattering.

The combination of residues from the combustion process, the water used to fight the fire and the shuffling of people in and out of a loss site leave it filthy. A thorough cleanup is, therefore, necessary for the home to be habitable. Our SERVPRO technicians use wet and dry methods to clean different materials. We also use specialized cleaning methods such as soda blasting which offers deodorization qualities and also helps restore charred surfaces without causing further damages.

In case of fire loss, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson can help manage the restoration process. You can reach us at (631) 476-5300 any time.

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Our Specialists Were Able To Restore A Damaged Fireplace In Port Jefferson

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Specialists Were Able To Restore A Damaged Fireplace In Port Jefferson Fireplace restoration is just one of many services we can provide to return your home to preloss conditions.

How Our Port Jefferson Fire Damage Team Restored This Fireplace

Opening your flue allows oxygen into the fireplace, letting it burn more efficiently. It also plays a part in decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide and smoke in the room by channeling it through the dampers- small steel shutters inside your chimney. Forgetting to open the flue before igniting your fire could cause emissions to back up, resulting in soots and smoke being spat out from your fireplace.

One of the customers who forgot to open their flue caused severe fire damage in Port Jefferson. The main concern for them was that their stunning stone fireplace had taken the brunt of the damage and a wholesale replacement could have cost thousands of dollars in removing the existing fireplace, ordering a new one and installation fees. Our team was able to rectify much of the damage using SERVPRO's patented Mason cleaner.

By phoning professionals, this customer ensured that no further damage was caused. Most household cleaners are unable to remediate thick smokes or soot damage effectively. Attempting to clear away soiling from a fire like this could have resulted in spreading soot around, causing harm to floors, walls, and masonry. SERVPRO technicians are equipped with the expertise and the equipment to give your home the best chance of returning to its preloss condition.

As you can see, most of the damage sustained was confined to the upper half of the fireplace. That's because smoke rises upwards, traveling into clean air pockets. There is a heavy soot deposit because the shut flue increased the air pressure inside the chimney. High-pressure fires cause more problems because smoke residues are forced deeper into the surface and can eat away at the finish.

We needed to use an aggressive cleaning product to tackle the heavy set soot but also one that was non-corrosive and would not damage the finish of the stone behind it. Our technicians have access to a full range of chemical agents, including patented cleaners that are not available from any other company. By using SERVPRO's mason cleaner, we successful restored the damage and saved the customer from an expensive replacement.

Fireplace restoration is just one of many services we can provide to return your home to preloss conditions. Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.

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Rocky Point, Water Losses, High Humidity, and SERVPRO Solutions

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rocky Point, Water Losses, High Humidity, and SERVPRO Solutions SERVPRO Can Dry Out Your Rocky Point Property after a Water Damaging Event--Even from High Humidity

High Humidity Concerns for Your Rocky Point Residence

Higher humidity levels are a common complaint and catalyst of problems that could affect Port Jefferson area homes. Without the appropriate management of this situation, many more traumatic scenarios could erupt with little warning, including mold growth and structural degradation. Understanding what to do and what you can expect from professional restoration teams like ours can better prepare you for what must happen to protect your house from irreparable moisture damages.

With so many water damages that could originate from dampness and moisture in your Rocky Point home, combatting these conditions is imperative to protecting the investment in your property and the contents and people inside. As you might expect, multiple tools and machines can effectively address humidity in your home, and our SERVPRO experts can show up fast with the full measure of our equipment inventory to get recovery started immediately.

The most critical piece of equipment that our professionals utilize in situations with high grain moisture content like the sometimes excessive humidity along the harbor leading to the Long Island Sound is our array of dehumidification devices. Our Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers (LGR) can handle large loss scenarios, but they are also ideal for widespread dampness that could begin to saturate construction materials, flooring, and open areas of your property.

Moisture detection equipment can help our SERVPRO professionals to identify problem areas within your home that could continue to be an issue even after effective drying has taken place. In some cases, our technicians must recommend or encourage continued efforts after restoration to manage moisture in areas like basements of homes in the region. By installing a permanent dehumidifier in problem areas, homeowners only have to manage collection trays to reduce damaging moisture content in the air continually.

Higher humidity levels are a given that many homeowners throughout the area must contend with regularly with the proximity to the harbor. Our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team can help you to manage this situation and prevent further compromising scenarios like mold growth or structural degradation. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (631) 476-5300.

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Answered: Your Burning Questions About Water Damage Remediation in Setauket

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Answered: Your Burning Questions About Water Damage Remediation in Setauket Carpets can be soaked and ruined by water damage. Don't try and salvage them alone. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

How Fast Can Water Damage Happen in Setauket

Want to know how quickly water damage can happen? Imagine you put a load of laundry in the washing machine and went out to mow the lawn. You were not very far away but during the hour or so you were outside, gallon after gallon of water spilled on your floor from a broken hose.

Indoor water spills causing water damage in Setauket homes are not an uncommon call we get. A common mistake many homeowners make is to throw down towels and wipe the walls and think that is enough. However the water has also had an opportunity to travel behind baseboards, wick into drywall and if it has reached carpeted areas, the carpet and padding can have moisture problems.

It is crucial to engage a professional cleanup company when your home has a water loss. SERVPRO technicians remove any standing water and use different types of moisture detectors to determine precisely where there is an excess of moisture. Extra time is spent extracting as much water as possible wherever it has collected as it lessens the drying time for the room.

Our technicians are specially certified in the science of air and water vapor and have working knowledge for using the right equipment configurations to dry your home using techniques that pull moisture up and out of building materials and room contents. When a room has the moisture levels appropriately reduced, it lowers the probability of secondary damages such as mold growth or odors.

After drying, our technicians clean the area with our EPA-registered disinfectants. This hand cleaning is another step in our remediation process that further inhibits both mold and foul odors. Once the cleanup is complete, SERVPRO technicians go over the areas addressed and ensure homeowners are satisfied with our work. We can also offer suggestions for repairs to ensure the washing machine should not be a contributor to a water spill in the home again.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is available to assist you with water damage cleanup 24-hours a day at (631) 476-5300. Our technicians are local and proudly serve our community mitigating water loss to make it "Like it never even happened."

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Attention Rocky Point Homeowners--SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home Following Leaks in Pipe and Drain Lines

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Attention Rocky Point Homeowners--SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home Following Leaks in Pipe and Drain Lines SERVPRO Says--Inspect for Drain and Water Line Leaks to Help Prevent Water Damage to Your Rocky Point Home

Cracks in Drainage Pipes Lead to Water Damage in Rocky Point Residences

Winter weather in Rocky Point brings us many days of freezing snow and ice. Such cold temperatures cause water in pipes to swell, sometimes cracking those pipes and letting leaks develop. Drainage pipes can also sustain similar problems. When drains leak, however, they only do so while you are flushing water through a tub or sink.
 
Without the pressure found in the water pipes supplying your Rocky Point home, these broken-down drains leak water into your home and cause water damage at a much slower pace than if a break occurred in a feed line. Because water coming from a drain seeps in at a slower rate, as well as below the floor, it may take months to notice the situation.
 
SERVPRO's water damage specialists hold certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and can restore your home “Like it never even happened” after such a situation develops. We use thermo-hygrometers to detect excessive amounts of water vapor in the air. Leaks in your residence's drainage system can create a damp environment, as well as a foul odor. When we detect elevated moisture in your home's air, our infrared imaging cameras show us areas holding increased amounts of moisture in the nearby materials.
 
When drains turn out as the source of the water damage inside a house, sealing these off or otherwise repairing them protects our subsequent work on the materials of the home. Without locating the area allowing water to leak into your home, mitigating and restoring any areas with water damage becomes pointless.
 
Cutting away any elements of the home that we cannot restore requires replacements, so we always remove as little as possible. As we do this, we keep an eye out for mold damage and additional hazards. Water can corrode electrical conduits, as well as cause other problems. We advise you of each new development and assist you in deciding which options best suit your needs.
 
SERVPRO of Port Jefferson can help restore your home, every step of the way, when water damage ruins our home. Call us at (631) 476-5300. We serve those in Miller Place, Mount Sinai, and Poquot.

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