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How Can I Protect my Warehouse When it Floods?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Warehouse Flooding is no match for SERVPRO. We are equipped and ready at a moment's notice to restore your home or business.

Your Warehouse in Rocky Point can use the Protection of our SERVPRO Team.

Our commercial community in Rocky Point is essential to the area. Within our specialties, we provide goods and services to our neighbors, and protecting the local economy is everyone's goal. Whenever a leak springs in a warehouse and threatens a fellow business owner's livelihood, a professional water restoration crew is the key to protecting that business.

Water mitigation in commercial settings in Rocky Point benefits from the expertise of our team at SERVPRO. As soon as you discover the damage, reach out to our 24/7 hotline and allow our certified water restoration technicians into your space. Upon arrival, we begin a thorough inspection of your warehouse to identify problem areas and start mitigating your loss in time and money. Our work is documented step by step, and we are happy to assist as you file an insurance claim.

Can I save my inventory after a warehouse flood?

The goal is to mitigate your loss and save your inventory as much as possible. Depending on the items in your warehouse and how much water is in it, we can make an informed decision to preserve your assets. The volume of water in your establishment will determine which of our industrial equipment we resort to extracting standing water. For more significant amounts, we could use a truck-mounted pump or use wand extractors for hard-to-access crevices. Regardless of your needs, we have a solution to meet them. Other considerations necessary for a complete water restoration process could include-

Using a desiccant machine to dry your warehouse including any shelving vulnerable to corrosion thoroughly

Spraying an antimicrobial solution to prevent mold growth consequence of standing water

Disposing of any items that could hold excess moisture and allow bacteria to prosper

Whether you worry about a lingering smell, microbes, or structural weakness, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is your partner during the restoration process. Call our team at (631) 476-5300 as soon as you face the emergency and let us take every step to make your warehouse look "Like it never even happened." 

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What Should I Do When Water Comes Into My House From the Ground After a Storm?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Flood waters by home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

For Flood Damage Mitigation After Moisture From the Ground Enters Your Stony Brook Home Call SERVPRO.

When severe thunderstorms strike the Stony Brook area, a significant amount of rainfall can likely come in a short period. Excessive rain can cause water to rise from the ground and enter your dwelling.

How can you remove moisture from my home that entered from the ground?

During flood damage repair in Stony Brook, our SERVPRO technicians can start the process by thoroughly inspecting your home for moisture. We can use sensors and moisture meters to detect moisture in your building materials, such as your carpet, drywall, and wooden structural components. Once we determine where the H2O went and what items got wet, we can then proceed with the extraction process to remove the water while it is still a liquid. Next, we can dry out your building materials by using a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. However, since muddy water coming from the ground could be contaminated, we must remove any porous substances like your carpet and decontaminate any other wet materials with specialized chemical products.

What types of products do you use to sanitize my home?

Phenolics: Phenol disinfectants are best used if they are in a mixture that has a pH of six or seven. Phenolics like Sporicidin can be effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and fungal spores.

Chlorines: Chlorine-based products such as bleach or Vanquish can also be used to fight against several different types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. However, chlorines have a strong odor, can irritate skin and respiratory systems, and can dyes and dull finished wood surfaces.

Quaternary Compounds: These disinfectants have a pleasant odor and can even counteract foul odors. Quaternary solutions work best in the nine to ten pH range and are effective against a wide variety of viruses, fungi, and bacteria.

If you ever find that muddy water has entered your home after a rainstorm, call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 24/7.

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What are the Most Common Reasons for Fires in Setauket Homes?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 stands ready to assist local homeowners with fire damage restoration services.

SERVPRO technicians bring years of experience and advanced restoration methods to your Setauket home for the best outcome from fire loss of any size

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of over 350,000 residential fires occur per year, with over $6-billion in property damages. The most common reasons for the fires are as follows:
    •    Cooking fires
    •    Careless smoking and leaving candles unattended
    •    Furnace fires primarily from overheating
    •    Electrical wiring and appliance malfunctions
    •    Improper usage or storage of flammable liquids

What Types of Fire Damage Cleanup Can SERVPRO Handle?

The technicians undergo comprehensive training for all types of loss and have extensive experience in the handling of all types of fire damage in Setauket homes. It is vital to be aware of the big five reasons so you can take steps in your daily life to limit the causes, such as ensuring flammable liquid in your Setauket garage get property stored. You can make sure people in the home do not overload outlets or run extension cords under carpet.

Cooking Fires

There are many ways that fires can occur in a kitchen; some of the most common are cooking fires. In particular, protein fires leave behind a pungent issue to clean up. When a grease fire or protein burns, the vaporized droplets coat a broad area of surfaces in the kitchen. Never use water to extinguish this type of fire. The hot oil instantly turns water into a vapor and fuels the flames making a small blaze become a considerable problem quickly. When SERVPRO techs handle cleanup for this type of fire loss, they use an array of techniques to clean up this prevalent type of damage such as:
    •    Solvent-based cleaning agents to release the grip of the residues on the surfaces
    •    Odor control methods to remove the odors from porous items in the loss area
    •    Sealants as needed to lock away odorous particulate that is too deeply embedded for other ways to be effective

Other safe practices for the kitchen include never leaving pot holders or towels by a stove. Plastic bags can cause damage if they melt due to exposure to a hot appliance or stove.

Smoking and Candles

Everyone is aware smoking is a health risk, but it can also be a property risk. A statistic from the NFPA states that smoking in the home leads to more fatalities than any other type of residential fire, often due to falling asleep with a cigar or cigarette. Candles are another common reason for home fires due to leaving them unattended and the flames igniting window treatments, bedding, or getting knocked over by a pet.

SERVPRO techs handle this type of fire loss by clearing away the charred items and cleaning the soot residues to restore as much as possible through their professional cleaning solutions and advanced techniques.

Heating and Puff Back

Overheating heating systems are a significant cause of house fires in the United States. Puff back can happen; the furnace blows soot through all the vents at once and creates a huge, sooty issue throughout the home. When SERVPRO techs handle this type of cleanup, they almost always have to address the ductwork in the house.

Electrical Wiring and Appliances

Faulty and outdated wiring is frequently the core cause of many house fires. Also, portable and space heaters are a big draw on electrical outlets and can overheat an outlet. Watch for smoking or sparks. Touch the plug occasionally to see if it feels hot and turn off an appliance if the plug feels warm to the touch as that is an early sign of dangerous overheating. If electrical equipment gets damaged in a fire, SERVPRO techs can arrange for a certified expert to inspect the appliances or devices before reuse to ensure it is safe to use.

Improper Storage of Flammable Liquids

Garages are ground zero for a portion of residential fires. One of the most frequently seen issues is the placement of flammable solutions by electrical outlets or heat sources. Either of these situations can cause a fire. Unless there is some type of environmental monitoring, a fire may begin and get going strong before it gets discovered, and firefighting efforts start.

No matter what type of fire loss is within your property, SERVPRO techs bring their professional equipment to remove the visible smoke damage, restore your contents and eradicate the odors to make the damage from the flames a thing of the past.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 stands ready to assist local homeowners with fire damage restoration services. The technicians arrive quickly and work hard to return your home to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Can My Home Look Again Like It Did Before A Fire?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

A house burnt on the siding. Let SERVPRO get your Stony Brook home back on track after a fire damage.

Yes, If You Have SERVPRO Restoration Put Your Stony Brook Home Back Together

Residential fires are usually limited when it comes to physical damage from the heat and flames. For most homes, the problems occur after the fire begins to cool, leaving smoke residues on nearly every surface in a home. 

Aren’t Residues Simple to Wipe Away?

Some are, but others take a more serious amount of time, tools, and even special cleaning agents. Fire restoration in Stony Brook homes requires a well-trained, and well-equipped, response team. SERVPRO has some of the best-trained technicians in the restoration industry and access to a nation-wide network of equipment for returning your home to its pre-fire condition. 

What Determines How SERVPRO Cleans Residues from My Home?

There are four types of smoke residues; Dry, Wet, Protein, and Fuel Oil. Protein (food-based) is limited to the kitchen usually and Fuel Oil happens only in winter with homes heated by an oil-burning furnace. Below are the factors which determine the more common dry and wet types.

  • Type of Material burned in the fire.
  • Amount of Oxygen for combustion.
  • The Rate of Combustion

Natural materials (paper and cotton for example) leave dry residues. Synthetic materials (plastic and foam rubber) leave stickier residues. A hotter fire, rich in oxygen burns both drier and easier to remove. Cooler fires with reduced oxygen deposit wet residues that smear and become sticky once they cool off. 

How Do Technicians Remove Them?

SERVPRO team members can use soft brushes and dry sponges to wipe dry residues off surfaces. For very thick layers or wet residues, they can use stiff brushes and one of the cleaning agents designed for removing them. If either type of residue is on a rough surface like brick, concrete, or stone, technicians can also use a powered agitator for removal. 

To schedule a service call to restore your home here or in Setauket, call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 today.  

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How Can My Rocky Point Home Get Damaged By Water?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van parked at house The SERVPRO Green Fleet Parked at a Water Damaged Home Means another Rocky Point Homeowner Can Rest Easy!

Water losses can be destructive to structural elements, but our SERVPRO team can help with fast extraction, drying, and reliable reconstruction solutions.

Because of how out of control water loss scenarios can become, it is critical to secure experienced water restoration and reconstruction specialists for your Rocky Point residence. From identifying the source of the water damage to a full recovery of the property to return it to preloss condition, mitigation and other corrective steps can begin as soon as our technicians arrive at the scene.

Understanding how your home can get damaged by these loss incidents and when you need water damage repair for your Rocky Point house is vital to making the process as efficient as possible. From the time that our team first mobilizes at our warehouse to roll out the Green Fleet, we depart with all of the necessary tools and personnel to protect as much of your home and its contents as possible. Mitigation is not a one-size-fits-all solution after a water loss, so our technicians choose only the services that you need to streamline recovery.

What Do Restorers Do to Recover Damaged Homes?

The entire restoration process does not happen all at once. When our team first arrives, we carefully scope out the damage to determine the full extent of work to get performed and the needs of the structure and its contents. While there are multiple approaches for mitigation and emergency services, there are a few that are common to most water loss incidents. These include: 

  • Extraction - Removing surface water is one of the key ingredients to managing a water loss incident from the time our professionals first arrive. There are multiple tools and pieces of equipment that can efficiently remove standing water, though the most standard choices include wet vacuums and submersible pumps.
  • Drying - Drying is not something that can happen immediately. This process is one of the lengthiest elements of water restoration. Ensuring that all areas of your home are free of moisture pockets and dampness can help you to avoid costlier microbial threats.
  • Content Management - Caring for your belongings begins as soon as our technicians arrive. Water exposure can have a disastrous effect on items in your home, making it essential to address these potential concerns with both on-site and off-site recovery options.
  • Controlled Demolition - Reconstruction and repairs might not always be necessary after smaller water loss incidents, but we can prepare for this build back with controlled demolition efforts. Removing damaged portions of structural elements streamlines the repairs and reconstruction that the property needs to save both time and money.

How Bad is the Water Damage?

It might not always be clear just how compromised your home has become after a water loss incident. While you might be able to see surface water concerns, most homeowners do not have the technology or equipment to identify moisture damage beyond the surface layer. Our SERVPRO team can utilize several sophisticated pieces of equipment to determine where water is and how concentrated this damage has become. Some of the tools to conduct this analysis include:

What Materials Are Most Sensitive to Water Damage?

While ultimately water damage can affect all of the materials and contents in your home, certain structural elements are more susceptible than others. It might be impossible to avoid these materials becoming exposed to migrating water. However, with a fast response from our competent technicians, we can work quickly to protect these elements and prevent demolition and reconstruction, if possible. Some of the most sensitive elements and materials include:

  • Drywall - Drywall is one of the most porous materials used in your home. Because of this, sheetrock can quickly absorb water when exposed. This is one of the hardest materials to protect because irreparable damage can happen as early as 24 hours into exposure.
  • Wood Flooring - The cellulose in wood planks promotes rapid absorption of standing water after a loss incident. In many situations, it is possible to protect wood plank flooring after water exposure, but this often involves specialty equipment like our floor mat drying system.
  • Carpeting - Carpets are also highly absorbent, which can make these materials become saturated quickly after exposure with standing water. With tools like carpet wands and weighted extractors, we can remove most of the trapped water before attempting more complex drying solutions. 

With a team of licensed contractors on our roster, we can offer effective and efficient restoration solutions as well as seamlessly transition to reconstruction and build back. As destructive as water losses can be, our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (631) 476-5300.

How Do I Control Humidity in My Setauket Business After a Flood?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

storefront with neon open sign lit up Flooding in your store can certainly cause a challenge. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Uses Professional Equipment and Their Knowledge for Restoration

One of the first things that come to mind after a flood in your Setauket store is your merchandise and keeping it safe and undamaged. After the floodwaters recede and your landlord begins to tackle structural damage on the inside and outside of the building, you may want to focus on removing damaged contents and protecting your undamaged contents. During the drying process, it is crucial to avoid further damage by making sure the air stays dry in your shop.

What Might Happen if There is Too Much Moisture in the Air?

SERVPRO Uses Industrial-Strength Dehumidifiers and Air Movers to Limit Humidity 

Being that our town is so close to the water coupled with humid summers makes flood damage and high moisture levels in Setauket a particular challenge. If moisture goes untouched, your merchandise may become damaged by unwanted humidity, and there may be extensive structural damage if moisture is allowed to spread.

What Things Do SERVPRO Technicians Watch Out for While They Control the Humidity?

  • Relative Humidity (RH): The amount of moisture held in the air measured in percentages. RH levels are typically below 60% inside a structure.
  • The Dew Point: If water saturates the air, it can reach its dew point, causing condensation, which can harm your merchandise from above by dripping from the ceiling or walls. 
  • Vapor Pressure: As the building dries, high vapor pressure (water vapor) moves toward areas with lower vapor pressure, potentially causing moisture levels to increase. 

What are Some of the Drying Techniques and Equipment Used After a Flood?

  • SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifiers strategically placed throughout your business to pull moisture from the air.
  • Air Movers blow the warm air exhausted from the dehumidifier across ground level, facilitating evaporation. 
  • Technicians may choose to seal off the impacted area to discourage high vapor pressure from traveling to unaffected areas. 

For assistance after a flood, Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.


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Can Cracks in Drainage Pipes Lead to Water Damage in My Rocky Point Residences?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

A black pipe in a wall. SERVPRO Says--Inspect for Drain and Water Line Leaks to Help Prevent Water Damage to Your Rocky Point Home

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

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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What should I do after a flood incident occurs at my place of Business?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

"Call Now" Call SERVPRO for restoration of your business property today!

Call the experts with first hand knowledge and experience in flood damage and restoration at SERVPRO

Commercial Flood Damage

How Long Should it Take For a Commercial Business to Recover From a Flood?

While Flood damage Causes Comparable Harm to Residential Properties and Business Premises in Setauket, it Can Take Longer for Commercial Properties to Return to Safe Use. Qualified Professionals Help you Recover your Business Faster.

Why does flooding cause temporary closure of a business?

As a premises manager, it is your responsibility to provide safe working conditions for staff and customers. When commercial flood damage hits your Setauket business, it may pose a threat to your staff's working conditions. Floodwaters are typically categorized as blackwater because they can carry human pathogens, muds, raw sewage, or animal carcasses into the premises. SERVPRO technicians enter flooded properties wearing a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure they are not adversely affected by Blackwater contamination. 

How do you dispose of blackwater damage on commercial premises?

- Remove any items in close contact with water including building materials

- Set aside fabrics or other textiles that may be salvageable

- Place building materials into double-sealed bags to transport them out of the property

- Dispose of the sealed materials at the wastewater facility

How do I know if my business is safe after blackwater intrusion?

Restoring a contaminated building can take time. Standing water needs pumping out of the property as well as safe disposal in waste waterways. Any materials in the construction of the building are usually non-salvageable. However, ensuring that property returns to a sanitary state is one of the essential tasks for a professional restorer. SERVPRO technicians use industrial chemical agents to destroy potential bacteria and viruses. Often, performing cleaning several times over to ensure there are no contaminated residues. Once a technician gives you the all-clear, it is safe to return to regular working conditions.

Tackling flood intrusion can take several weeks, contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

Let us help you get back to business

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

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

Extensive training and specialized products

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

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

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

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

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

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

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

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson today at (631) 476-5300 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

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

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

What is Involved with Professional Flood Restoration in Setauket?

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with geometric prism wallpaper and light blue arm chairs floating Regardless whether the flooding came from within or outside the home, SERVPRO can remediate the damage. Call immediately.

SERVPRO Follows Innovative Restoration Protocols to Address Storm Flood Damage to Your Setauket Home

Water remains one of the most devastating elements to Setauket homes whenever there is a plumbing leak or a tub overflows. However, storm flooding is a whole other issue that generally calls for professional attention to get it cleaned up properly. Whether your basement floods or water comes into your home through the main level or significant damage to your roof, a variety of materials and belongings are affected.

What Can the Professionals Do?

Calling in the help of SERVPRO when you need to clean up storm damage in your Setauket home ensures you have reliable results. We not only remove the water for you but also make sure that we mitigate secondary damage from mold, warped flooring, and more.

How Do You Remove Water from My Interior?

When you call us for emergency flood damage service in Setauket, you can rest assured that we are available 24/7. Our team arrives with the Green Fleet loaded with the latest technology for restoration services, including:

  •   Industrial-strength pumping devices help us extract hundreds to thousands of gallons of water, including debris contained within.
  •   Weighted extractors, or rovers, use the weight of the technician to push water out of carpets as well as the carpet padding beneath. 
  •   Various pumping devices, such as submersible pumps, allow us to get into awkward or tight areas, such as crawlspaces.

Will Storm Flooding Damage My Flooring?

Any water poses a threat to flooring; it depends on how much water is present as well as the materials that it comes into contact with. Floodwater from a storm can migrate from one area to the next following the path of least resistance. Our skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) have the experience of looking for hidden moisture in some of the more common areas, such as:

  •   Carpeting
  •   Carpet padding
  •   Behind the baseboards
  •   Under tile flooring
  •   Subflooring
  •   Throughout the joists of the floor and into your crawlspace or basement

We Want Our Clients to Know How Thorough Storm Flood Water Extraction Is Critical

Whenever you have flooding from a storm, the longer the water sits, the more damage there is. When you have water extraction that gets executed quickly, it is easier to limit the secondary damage to your structure and the materials within.

Floodwaters are known for contaminants of all kinds. Because of this, our technicians usually apply treatments to the water to cut back on contagions before starting the mitigation process. With this type of water loss event, our team always wears personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes:

  •   Eye protection
  •   Respirators
  •   Shoe coverings (to keep the transmission of debris from taking place one room to the next)

It is not uncommon for the storm flood water in the home initially to recede and migrate into your structure. Our skilled technicians understand water movement within the home, which is why we use powerful moisture detection equipment that helps us determine the full scope of the area that must be mitigated.

What are Some of the Special Drying Methods You Use?

If the carpeting or tile flooring in your home gets removed, we must concentrate on ensuring the subfloor below is dry. We prep the area so that the floorcoverings may be replaced. Depending on the type of surface that requires drying, we may use specialized applications like:

  •   Plastic tenting over damp areas so that we can direct air to the exact points that need drying
  •   Drying mats on your subflooring or hardwood floors
  •   InjectiDry system for forcing dry, warm air into smaller spaces

Will All of My Belongings Get Dried?

SERVPRO technicians always work to salvage whatever belongings we can throughout your home. Whether or not we can dry the wet items in your home depends on the materials they are made from. For example:

  •   Porous items do not fare well after they have been exposed to contaminated storm waters, which is why the restoration possibilities are limited.
  •   Non-porous items often respond well to a variety of cleaning and drying methods, which is why they have a higher potential for a positive outcome. 

No matter what items are impacted throughout your home, our team stops at nothing to salvage whatever possible. We use a wide range of cleaning methods, including robust anti-microbial solutions and biocides, to ensure all contaminants get removed adequately.

Throughout the cleanup and drying process, all of your contents and any materials that get disposed of are adequately documented. This includes photographs that help you with all of the filings of insurance claims related to the storm flood loss event.

Our team at SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is available 24/7 to help with any emergency storm flood damage that you need to be cleaned up. To have a crew deployed to your location, give us a call at (631) 476-5300.