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How To Record Flood Damage For Insurance Claims In Setauket

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO technicians come equipped with state of the art equipment and skill to wipe out any trace of flood damage in your property.

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.

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!

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.

Missing the Chance to Start the Holidays with the Time-Honored Tradition of the Candlelight House Tour in Setauket?

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

long green SERVPRO service van parked Enjoy the Flood Lights from the candles, not storm water around your Setauket property--we at SERVPRO can take care of that!

Enjoy “An Intimate Celebration of House Tours Past” in Setauket During the  2020 Holiday Season

Help support Three Village Historical Society Programming

Surmount challenges to celebrating the traditional holiday season in Setauket by partaking of An Intimate Celebration of House Tours Past. Current health concerns require an adaptation to the yearly Candlelight House Tour. Three Village Historical Society organizers are unbowed and upbeat, offering an alternative that honors the tradition while ensuring the safety of those who participate. Join us for a tasty repast, raffle, and commemorative booklet highlighting the tour's previous 41 years.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Two seatings for dinner at 5:00 or 8:00 pm

$100 per person, limit two

Saturday, December 5, 2020

One seating for a buffet breakfast

$40 per person, limit  two

The Old Field Club

86 West Meadow Road

Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733

If your Setauket event venue suffers from flooding, restoration by SERVPRO of Port Jefferson delivers premier results even during the holiday season. Contact us at (631) 476-5300 to discuss your options.

How Does Containment Protect Your Rocky Point Shop from Fire Damage?

10/11/2020 (Permalink)

interior of a shop covered in soot and remains from fire If your shop has suffered from fire damage then you should contact SERVPRO. SERVPRO provides 24/7 mitigation and remediation services.

When a fire damages a portion of your Rocky Point retail shop, we can work quickly to prevent the spread of hazardous conditions like soot, smoke, and odors.

Fires can be destructive to Rocky Point shops, especially when post-extinguishment mitigation does not begin as quickly as it should. Because our SERVPRO team stays prepared for losses like these, we can mobilize promptly after notification of your disaster.

The objective of early fire damage restoration for Rocky Point shops like yours is to protect as much of the structure and your wares as possible. The best strategy for this is the installation of containment barriers with poly sheeting and wood frames. These rigid barriers can help out your business in multiple ways, including: 

  • Establishing a Staging Area – By creating a clean room adjacent to the work areas, we can prevent cross-contamination of entire regions to the restoration zone. Staging areas also serve as an accessible location for storing vital mitigation and recovery equipment. 
  • Preventing the Spread of Contaminants – There are numerous threats and hazards that persist long after a fire gets extinguished, including circulating soot particles. Carcinogens and toxins can also be present. Barriers prevent the migration of these effects until air quality control practices can eliminate the threats.
  • Allowing Your Business to Continue – In some situations, the placement of barriers and containment walls can keep your shop going in a limited capacity when possible.

Can SERVPRO Perform Build Back as Well? 

There are few fire restoration situations that our professionals begin without the understanding that build-back and reconstruction are likely necessary at some point. In these circumstances where your shop becomes impacted by spreading fire effects, our professionals might need to remove shelving, counters, and other fixtures to replace them.

While fire losses can be devastating to your business, our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team can help with fast and reliable responses when it matters most. Give us a call today at (631) 476-5300.

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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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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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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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How Can I Remove Water from Under Carpet in My Setauket Church?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

looking down at rows of pews at church and carpeting Did water damage affect your church? SERVPRO knows how to remove the water and dry the carpeting.

Our professionals have practical water removal tools and drying equipment for damaged carpets and padding.  

When carpets get wet, especially in structures that are not highly active every day of the week, several detrimental effects can develop. To protect both this flooring from deterioration and the church's congregation from microbial hazards, you should work to address saturated carpeting at discovery. 

How Do I Find the Leak?  

Our SERVPRO team can help you find the leak and utilize several of our useful tools and machines for water removal in your Setauket church. Where the damage originates might not be where you discover the initial signs of saturation, however. Using technologies like thermal imagery and surface moisture meters, we can identify concentrations of moisture even behind wall systems. 

Can Wet Carpet Get Restored?  

Saturation into a layer of carpeting rarely impacts this top material alone. Migrating water can move from the carpet to its padding underneath, and eventually, impact the subflooring if not appropriately handled. Several tools can help to manage both extraction and drying from carpet flooring systems, including: 

  • Carpet Wands – These tools are instrumental in powerful suction of water and trapped moisture in both the fibers of the carpet and the padding underneath it. These wands are not standalone tools, so they require the use of separate extractors providing power and suction. 
  • Dehumidifiers – Desiccants are a vital element in reducing moisture content in the damp areas of the church. These units exhaust heated, dry air back into the affected areas, meaning that evaporation of moist materials like carpets, pews, and other fixtures can happen more efficiently. 
  • Floating – By playing a low-profile centrifugal air mover between the upper and padding layer of carpets, forced blasts of heated air can dry both layers simultaneously. 

Water losses in your church can be costlier if not addressed quickly. Give our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team a call today at (631) 476-5300. 

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SERVPRO Can Handle Your Rocky Point Commercial Water Damage

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment stacked in storage facility SERVPRO is equipped to hand your commercial water damage.

Commercial Water Damage Rocky Point – Laundry Water Leak 

Commercial laundry firms rely on being available on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis. Customers can visit the facility and do their laundry any time of the day, depending on their schedule demands. An overflowing washing machine or a broken water line can spread water and soap all over the floor and under heavy laundry machines. Closing your facility can have a significant impact on the bottom line. 

SERVPRO provides commercial water damage services in Rocky Point and surrounding areas. We are also available on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis and can respond to your call within four hours. We understand how important it is to be available to our customers — especially one that is also open for business all of the time. There is no downtime. 

Pre-preparation Can Save Time and Reduce Damages 

Our company has developed our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for our customers who are at risk. Whether it is a water damage emergency or some other potential incident, we can assist your business in preparing an assessment.  We can quickly prepare the ERP, and of course, it is free! 

A profile document places information at your fingertips. Whoever is managing the premises if an incident occurs can refer to the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. We include phone numbers to call in an emergency, water shut off locations, power shut off locations, where the keys to locked rooms are, and much more. 

We can respond to your water damage emergency quickly, and with the completed profile document, know precisely where to look for everything needed to deal with your emergency. Fast response and a fast recovery reduce the amount of damage and the time your business may need to shut its doors for restoration and repair. 

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 for 24/7 service. Call to learn more and get started preparing your SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile today. We proudly serve Middle Island, Mount Sinai, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Salt Water Adds to the Dangers of Flood Damage in Rocky Point Diners

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Salt Water Clean Up in Rocky Point Diners After a Flood

The term 'saltwater' almost makes it seem benign when discussing ocean water. We use salt water as a gargle to stave off sore throats during the flu season. When it comes rushing into your Rocky Point diner and covers your floor, saltwater no longer seems harmless. Long Island Sound contains saltwater, mixed with fresh, but even low concentrations of salt can add problems to an existing disaster.

When storms cause flooding or a pipe breaks, your diner in Rocky Point can sustain flood damage. If water comes in from Long Island Sound, however, the salinity creates a much more caustic environment than freshwater. Salt is only part of what is dissolved in this type of water. Minerals and oxygen also exist in saltwater. The salt eats away at the glue that holds wood together, and the oxygen gives corrosion a boost.

Flushing the floors with running water removes the majority of the salts and minerals left by the flood. We do this after our building department examines everything for structural deficits. They may need to remove tile or linoleum so we can properly dry out the floor's underlay.

After rinsing well, we continue with the mitigation and restoration work. Part of this includes the electrical system that powers your diner's lights, kitchen equipment, and office computers. This is another area where our building crew assists us in our work. Saltwater corrodes metal almost as soon as it touches it. Even without becoming submerged in it, electrical systems typically require complete rewiring. This is because of the way the moisture migrates inside enclosed spaces. 

To finish the job, we also check over your equipment, the hardware throughout your building, and clean up any kitchen supplies. Disposing of anything destroyed by the flood includes inventorying everything, helping you with insurance claims, and locating replacements. 

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 for assistance with any type or degree of flood damage in your food service establishment in Stony Brook, Ridge, or Miller Place. We are here, 24/7, and We're Always Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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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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Professionals Talk About Remediating Mold Damage in Rocky Point Commercial Property

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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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The Secret of Successful Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Stony Brook

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

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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When You Need a Quick Response

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson for rapid response to your emergency. As a commercial property professional, your clients and tenants rely on you. SERVPRO of Port Jefferson understands there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can cause negative impact on occupant safety, revenue loss and business continuity.

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions and recovery costs. SERVPRO of Port Jefferson will help to get your facility back into operation fast.

FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE SERVICES:

* Emergency Response: Reduce loss Severity/Pretesting for Restorability

* Contents Cleaning Specialists: On-site or Move Out

* Structural Restoration Services

* Large Loss Completion with Trained Crew Leaders.

Trust SERVPRO of Port Jefferson when disaster strikes. Our advance equipment and highly trained staff will make it "Like it never even happened."

Are You Ready?

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

The best way to reduce business interruption is to prepare for it NOW.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster. The best time to plan for events such as a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood is not WHEN it happens, but well BEFORE it happens. So ask yourself, Are You Ready for Whatever Happens?

BY having SERVPRO of Port Jefferson develop a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. And, it's FREE. 

Contact SERVPRO Port Jefferson to arrange a time for an ERP to be prepared for your business. Call today.

Back in Business!

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

When the unimaginable disaster happens at your business - Office, Restaurant, Medical Facility, Salon, etc. it affects not only you, but your employees and clients as well. For every day you're closed you are not making money.

SERVPRO Port Jefferson provides 24 Hour Emergency Response Services.

Whether it be Water Damage, Fire, Biohazard and Crime Scene services SERVPRO Port Jefferson provides total project management, Facilities Cleaning and Restoration and Contents Cleaning and Restoration.

We have the expertise and experience to get you back in business quickly! We stand Ready for Whatever Happens.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Of those that survive, most had a preparedness plan in place.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (FREE)for your business, you minimize business interruption. Call 631-476-5300  to learn more and to set a time to meet.

What is Smart911 & How does it work?

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, Smart911 provides details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed, which could be the difference between life and death.

You can sign up for Smart911 and create a Safety Profile for your household to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will display automatically on the 9-1-1 call taker's screen when you make an emergency call. It's private and secure and you control what information is in your profile. These details can save seconds or even minutes during an emergency.

Knee Deep: A Popular Children's Entertainment Company Flooded

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

This picture was taken of an arcade area in the building before SERVPRO of Port Jefferson began the restoration process.

On July 19th of 2018, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson began work on a flood case in Staten Island. The popular children's entertainment company faced sprinkler suppression system failure which caused the entire building to be flooded.  Treading through water, our SERVPRO professionals didn't hesitate and began work immediately. Luckily, the water damage was a category one damage, so the carpet could be dried, cleaned and preserved. A category one water damage is classified as only involving clean water, whereas a category two and three both include dirty to black water. From the walkway to the back rooms, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson was able to restore the popular children's entertainment company by the 25th, just a mere seven days after the damage occurred. 

If you or anyone you know is having flood damage, don't hesitate and call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson so we can help you get your home or business back to its preloss state.

Setup a plan with your community

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

Going over steps of prevention can help minimize the recovery efforts and have a speedy recovery.  Everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected. 

When a community faces a disaster, everyone plays a key role in helping there region recover and rebuild. 

For more information on steps to take during hurricane preparedness week, take a look at the following: https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane 

May 1st - CE Course

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

New York Insurance

Continuing Education Course

Topic: “Biohazards and Bio-Recovery for Property Insurers”

Presented By: Robkat, Inc.

Provider # NYPO-100256 

Course #NYR-254098

Licensees eligible for credit: BR, PC, C3, PA

3 Credit Hours

Sponsored by: SERVPRO® of Port Jefferson & Hicksville/Plainview

Date:                   May 1, 2018

Time:                  9:00AM – 12:00PM

Location:           Marriott Residence Inn9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 

Course Fee: $60.00 (Waived by SERVPRO®)

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  •  Definitions that differentiate bio-hazards and hazardous materials – How lead paint, asbestos, meth lab residues, fungus, bacteria, viruses, human and animal waste, are classified
  • Insurance coverage and limitations involving biohazards and bio-recovery
  • The more frequent types of biohazards that affect industries and occupations
  • How biohazards and hazardous material effects otherwise typical water and fire damage mitigation
  • The human emotional effects of biohazard recovery on families, survivors, and workers
  • How bio-recovery workers are screened, trained, and prepared for bio-events
  • Objectives for a successful bio-recovery
  • Job site and bio-recovery worker safety protocol when exposed to potentially infectious or hazardous materials - What is considered a Bloodborne Pathogen
  • Federal and State regulatory agencies that have oversight of biohazards containment and Transportation
  • What is the ‘Good Samaritan’ rule in biohazard cleanup
  • Accepted bio-recovery protocols and guidelines

Autumn Home Maintenance Safety Tips

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fall is the time for yard clean-ups and readying your house for the cold winter ahead. Keep these safety tips in mind as you work.

Look Up Before Pruning Trees

If you have decided that your yard needs to be spruced up by trimming your trees, be sure to look up and survey the area carefully before you start. Make careful note of where power lines are located before you set up your ladder so that it is positioned away from them.

Use Caution on Ladders

Wearing appropriate footwear is important when using a ladder; shoes or boots may be wet, causing you to slip as you climb the ladder. The ladder should be positioned on a flat surface before use. Be sure that the tools you are using are specifically designed for this purpose and are in good condition before starting work.

Clean Up Fallen Leaves

Keep your driveway and walkway clear of falling leaves. Wet leaves can create a hazard for pedestrians in the fall by making sidewalks slippery. Later in the season, snow may mix with leaves to increase the risk of falling. Homeowners should mulch or rake up fallen leaves and dispose of them according to local bylaws.

Safely Enjoy the Beauty of the Season

By keeping these important fall safety tips in mind, you can be sure you are doing everything you can to protect yourself and your family from seasonal dangers. This will leave your mind free to enjoy the beauty of this glorious season.

Thunderstorms

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms can be more dangerous than you think! They happen often and can cause a lot of damage to your home. Of course, there are ways to help prevent this.

To prepare for a Thunderstorm, you should do the following:

  • You should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  • Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile (not a convertible).
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.
  • Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives.

Here are some facts about Thunderstorms!

  • They may occur singly, in clusters or in lines.
  • Some of the most severe occur when a single Thunderstorm affects one location for an extended time.
  • Warm, humid conditions are highly favorable for Thunderstorm development.

You Can't Clean Everywhere.... But WE CAN!

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson proven duct cleaning system is cost efficient. Unlike many duct cleaning services, our SERVPRO professionals use a portable ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Improve the Air Quality of Your Business

When addressing air quality, inspecting the ductwork is SERVPRO of Port Jefferson first order of business. Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and irritating dust throughout the building. SERVPRO of Port Jefferson uses a proven portable ventilation & air duct cleaning system to help improve the air quality of your business.

SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Process

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins. 
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container. 
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt. 

Sweeping Away Years of Dust and Dirt - Reducing Potential Health Risks

Since the vent system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be high priority. Often times the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirt ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building. 

A routine of SERVPRO Port Jefferson service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which can in turn save you money. 

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson Professionals can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best ways to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on  the health of your HVAC system and ductwork. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary.

Failure to clean often leads to home clothes dryer fires!

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them (34 %).2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.

Follow these simple safety tips to prevent a clothes dryer fire in your home!

• Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.

• Do not use the dryer without a lint filter. Clean the lint filter before and after each cycle.

• Do not forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up.

• Check the venting system behind the dryer to make sure that it is not damaged, crushed or restricted.

• Make sure that the outdoor vent covering opens when the dryer is operating.

Commercial Property Services

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24-Hour Emergency Response

  • Catastrophic Storm and Wide Area Event Response 
  • Large Loss and Single Event Response

Water Damage Services

  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Building Stabilization and Climate Control

Fire Damage Services

  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Pretesting (For Best Cleaning Methods)

Biohazard & Crime Scene Services

  • HAZMAT Cleanup
  • Vandalism Cleanup

Total Project Management 

  • IICRC Certified
  • Mobile Command Centers
  • Electronic File Documentation 
  • Online Data Reporting 
  • Mitigation Performance Validation

Facilities Cleaning & Restoration

  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Post Construction Cleanup and Selective Demolition
  • Reconstruction
  • Specialized Media Blasting
  • Over Spray
  • Power Washing
  • Construction Drying 
  • High Volume Capacity
  • Contents Cleaning & Restoration
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment Cleaning and Restoration
  • Document Restoration
  • Art Restoration
  • Data Recovery
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Inventory Control and Documentation
  • Cargo Recover (Trucking Industry)

Emergency Ready Program 

  • Minimize Business Interruption
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Back Into Business Faster
  • No Cost Assessment

Overview of SERVPRO's Emergency Damage Process

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One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange for service. You will know help is on the way.

Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

Pretesting:  A SERVPRO Professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward

Eight Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally the adjuster or property manager.

Cleaning & Restoration: SERVPRO Professional will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure the property is taken care of right the first time. 

Final Walk-Through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted to help ensure satisfaction. 

Government Facilities

7/12/2016 (Permalink)

Government Facilities have to stay opened, even when they need to be cleaned or restored.

SERVPRO's Commitment 

When disaster strikes a government facility, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson/Stony Brook Professionals answers the call quickly to assess the damage and start mitigation procedures, helping to ensure minimum service interruption and lower recovery costs.

The SERVPRO Difference

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson/Stony Brook Professionals respond to disaster situations with the right personnel and equipment to provide timely mitgation - the key to controlling damage, lowering recovery costs and minimizing interruption to the public and employees. From large disasters to those special cleaning needs that exceed the capabilities of a facility's janitorial service, SERVPRO Professionals are committed to timely response and total customer satisfaction.

You can trust the SERVPRO Franchise System

When disaster strikes a government facility SERVPRO of Port Jefferson/Stony Brook Professional answers the call quickly to assess the damage and start mitigation procedures, helping to ensure minimum service interruption and lower recovery costs.