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What Makes SERVPRO Better at Remediating Fire Damage Than Other Services?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged barrier tape at house SERVPRO Says Do Not Enter Your Fire Damaged Home in Riverhead--Let Us First Secure Against Hazards

We are More Effective Than Other Riverhead Services Because of Our Extensive Training and Experience, State-Of-The-Art Equipment, and Dedication to Customer Service.

There are a million and one reasons why people choose to live in Riverhead.  Chief among these are its rural charm and laid-back lifestyle.  Our town is filled with the lush greenery of several golf courses, parks, gardens, farms, and vineyards.  Thus blessed, residents have numerous venues for leisure activities and quiet reflection.  All of this makes for an idyllic life when things go normally, but your whole world could rapidly change if an accident happens.  Some of the most common misfortunes that befall locals are house fires.  These can occur at almost any time, without much forewarning, to even the most careful homeowners.  Whenever fire does ravage your home, you need top-notch professional assistance to return your life to normal.    

Why is SERVPRO One of this Area’s Most Trusted Fire Damage Cleaning and Restoration Companies?

Over the years, SERVPRO has built a strong reputation as one of the most trusted Riverhead fire damage remediation services.  Our neighbors have given us this honorable distinction for many reasons.  Some of the things that are indicative of our reliability and advanced fire damage clean up, and restoration capabilities are:

  • The extensive industry experience our owners and staff possess; our owners have over thirty years of restoration industry experience, while staff members have decades of combined experience
  • Our long-standing ties and dedication to the local community; company technicians are neighbors that live and work in your community, and our owners have always lived on Long Island and are dedicated to serving its residents
  • The various major awards we have received recognizing excellence in customer service and sales performance
  • The perfect five-star customer satisfaction rating we have achieved on both Facebook and Yelp

All of these impressive indicators signal to potential customers SERVPRO’s advanced industry knowledge, skillfulness, and intense dedication to its customers’ satisfaction.

What Kind of Training Makes SERVPRO Technicians More Effective Than Those from Other Services? 

Company professionals benefit greatly from the extensive training they receive, and it is this training that makes them far more effective than those from other remediation companies.  SERVPRO employees complete both in-house instruction and training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  Some of the industry education they receive includes:

  • Initial franchise owner instruction that covers all major restoration topics
  • In-house crew certification training in essential remediation subjects
  • IICRC training and certification in specialized areas like fire & smoke damage restoration, carpet cleaning, upholstery & fabric cleaning, and odor control  
  • Ongoing, web-based courses that refresh staff members’ industry knowledge

When taken together, this educational regimen serves to fully inform owners and technicians about all the latest restoration techniques, as well as help them maintain and continually expand on their knowledge base.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Clean and Restore Your Fire-Damaged Home?

Our skilled professionals are uniquely skilled at remediating fire-damaged residences.  They can expertly handle everything from simple cleanups to major reconstructions.  When our technicians arrive on-site, they are generally able to perform the following services:

  • Inspection and assessment of fire damage
  • Removal of fire-related debris and irreparable items
  • Relocation and warehousing of valuable or sensitive belongings
  • Controlled demolitions of unsound sections of your home
  • Elimination of soot residues via dry, wet, abrasive, and other removal methods
  • Deodorization of structural elements, contents, and interior spaces
  • Extensive reconstructions of destroyed sections of your residence

In combining our expertise in fire damage cleaning & mitigation and structural reconstruction, we offer customers a convenient one-stop option for complete fire recovery.  Moreover, we empower clients by keeping them informed of our progress and starting no work that they do not first approve.    

Properly handling fire damage is essential if you want to prevent further damage to your possessions and maintain the livability of your home.  Following a fire, burned structural elements and contents often leave soot residues on surfaces and spread odorous particles throughout your house.  Often, the residues are acidic and can discolor, tarnish, or otherwise damage anything they accumulate on.  They can also give off difficult-to-eliminate smells that can make living in your residence unbearable.  Simultaneously, airborne smoke particles can land on surfaces around your home and be further spread by ventilation systems.  This particle movement could make unpleasant fire-related smells even harder to neutralize.

Considering the risks associated with not dealing with fire damage quickly and effectively, it is paramount that you contact a good, reputable, high-quality fire damage remediation service for help as soon as you can after a fire event.  If you ever need help overcoming a house fire, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of The North Fork at (631) 591-3771.

How Do Owners Restore Their Jamesport Businesses After a Water Intrusion?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in property To get started restoring any business facility here or in Riverhead, call SERVPRO of The North Fork today at (631) 591-3771.

For Complete Restoration, Jamesport Business Owners Call SERVPRO

What Is Needed Besides Removing Water to Restore a Business?
Most Jamesport businesses are not industrial operations, so the restoration of the structure and office furniture or appliances is needed to provide a clean, safe environment for returning customers, as well as employees. SERVPRO restoration specialists understand that removing standing water is not enough if there is moisture behind furniture, pooling in corners, under counters, and even dripping down walls.

What Happens After Removing the Standing Water?
For complete commercial water restoration in Jamesport businesses such as coffee shops, our specialists increase air circulation and evaporation with several key pieces of equipment:

    •    Fans – After setting these up at entrances and exits, specialists can draw out damp air from inside the shop and force it outside.
    •    Air Movers – Personnel, use these to generate a flow of warm air that carefully dries everything from tables and chairs to the underside of counters, appliances, and everything else that cannot be moved or easily shifted around. By adjusting the speed and heat of the airflow, specialists can also use them on drywall and ceiling tiles if the leak came from an overhead pipe.
    •    Long-Handled Squeegees – They may be low-tech, but these tools are still the best choice for drawing water out of corners and from under refrigerators and ovens.

Is Cleaning Needed in This Situation?
Yes. There are no contaminants with a water leak as there would be with outside flooding, but there is still the dirt and other debris that accumulate in any food-service operation. Specialists use a commercial-grade cleaner to finish the job and also include an anti-bacterial agent if needed.

To get started restoring any business facility here or in Riverhead, call SERVPRO of The North Fork today at (631) 591-3771. We are here to make your water intrusion, “Like it never even happened.”

How Can a Restoration Company Help After Flood Waters Damage My Home?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Home in flood water Don't let flood water take over your home. Call the experienced professionals at SERVPRO. We will arrive on scene immediately.

SERVPRO Can Help With More Than Just Removing The Floodwater From Your Jamesport Home.

Can I Retrieve my Jewelry, Computer, and Heirlooms?

Floodwaters can damage your Jamesport home in a matter of minutes. Many homeowners barely have time to escape to the second floor of their home or reach higher ground before floodwaters rage through their neighborhood, destroying everything. Once the water has subsided, owners want to return to assess the damage and retrieve various items vital to them. Many are concerned about losing expensive jewelry and heirlooms in all of the confusion after a storm.

SERVPRO urges consumers to avoid immediately entering their houses after a flood has damaged their Jamesport homes. There are many dangers to avoid, including toxic chemicals, live electrical wires, fuel leaks, and even animals that may have been carried into homes by the water. We can help verify your home is safe to enter, retrieve a variety of items, assess their cleanliness, and clean them if needed. Our technicians maintain an inventory of all items removed by our team and the homeowner for safekeeping. The inventory list, which notes the condition of each piece, is used for insurance purposes.

I Have Insurance, How Can I Make a Detailed Claim?

SERVPRO specializes in cleaning and restoring homes and businesses after floodwaters have inundated neighborhoods. We maintain detailed records of all damage, any contents that cannot be cleaned, and those that can be returned to their preloss condition.

We complete a full inspection of your home, noting the damage caused by floodwaters, including recommendations for removing flooring materials, and flood cuts on walls to remove drywall. Damage to appliances and furniture, along with smaller items, is also recorded.

Our team leader can work closely with your insurance company to provide any information needed to make a claim covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Many customers have flood insurance with a deductible, which is paid by the homeowner. Note that this deductible amount is subtracted from your claim by your insurance company.

We work closely with the homeowner and their insurance company to return your home to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of The North Fork (631) 591-3771 to assist with flood damage restoration, recovery, and reconstruction.

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How Long Will It Take to Clean My Interior After a Fire in Riverhead?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Works Quickly to Address Fire Damage So That Your Riverhead Interior is Back to Normal As Soon As Possible

It is natural to want to speed up the process when cleaning up your Riverhead home after a fire. However, each incident that SERVPRO gets called to is unique and poses its own set of challenges. We take each restoration project and treat them with care to provide you with the fastest, yet most precise results possible. Whenever you have been through a fire event in your home, you can count on us to be by your side within hours. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our team understands how important it is for your Riverhead home to get back to normal.

How Does the Cleanup Begin?
Even if it is just hours after the initial fire damage in Riverhead, the damage will begin multiplying due to corrosive actions from soot and smoke residue throughout the affected space. Once you call us and the first responders on the scene approve entry, our crew chief begins the initial assessment. During this walkthrough, areas of damage get noted so that we may select the best tools and processes to provide the best results.

Once the fire assessment is complete, and the right equipment gets assembled, the work begins. Some of the steps that usually occur next will include:

    •    Cleaning various structures – This consists of the walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces
    •    Contents cleaning – Our skilled technicians inspect each item to determine the potential for full restoration and what must be disposed of.
    •    Odor removal – Instead of merely masking odors like traditional DIY cleaning methods, our team has the specially formulated sanitizers and solvent deodorizers to get the job done.

What if There are Tough Odors?
During the cleanup's initial phases, we remove a wide variety of materials that present with heavy soot and smoke residue. This is because any scorched materials will generate odors, and removing them will also remove odor-causing particles so that we can focus on your interior.

The cleaning efforts within your Riverhead home will depend on a range of factors. Our IICRC-certified technicians have access to a broad range of cleaning agents that get tailored to handle various types of odorous particulates. Some of the things that go into the cleaning of teach item will include:

    •    The kind of material that burned
    •    How long the fire went on
    •    The distance that the smoke traveled throughout your home

Depending on the results of these findings, it can take a day or two to handle cleanup, up to several weeks, depending on the type of restoration required.

Why Is Time an Issue?
When the damage from the fire begins to settle and the items cool, several things occur:

    •    Malodors tend to linger
    •    Soot adheres tighter to materials and makes it harder to remove
    •    Plastics may begin to yellow
    •    Other materials start to corrode

It is common for a fire to bring with it a range of side effects. SERVPRO technicians have the answer to any scenario that your restoration project brings. We will:

    •    Carefully clean soot-stained, residue-laden materials with specialized cleaning agents
    •    Remove any burnt carpeting and other unsalvageable materials
    •    Use paints and sealants to address odors that permeated the walls within the affected area
    •    Purge odors with the help of air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and other helpful tools and equipment

It is essential to remember that the heft of damage from a fire frequently does not come from the heat of the flames themselves, but rather the smoke and soot left behind. We have a proven process for handling the fallout from a fire, which includes the following steps:

    •    Containment: Our team puts barriers in place at doorways and entry points, then vent the room so that we can easily contain the soot within the loss area.
    •    Air Quality: We take necessary steps to ensure indoor air quality gets addressed by putting air scrubbers in place. This equipment grabs soot particles within the air, trapping them within the included HEPA filters.
    •    Documentation: Anything unsalvageable gets removed from your home. However, our techs carefully log each item taken away for insurance claim purposes.
    •    Pack-Outs: In some cases, we will pack up and move out contents for cleaning off-site or safe storage. This is also helpful so that our technicians have more room to work within the home.
    •    Cleaning: As with any fire damage project, we need to pay attention to odor removal and cleaning. There is never a one-size-fits-all approach, so we adjust our cleaning methods and products based on the residues present within the affected area.

SERVPRO of The North Fork is here to help with fire damage restoration on any scale. We have advanced equipment and technology to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Call us at (631) 591-3771, and our crew makes it “Like it never even happened.”

How Can I Find Mold Removal Companies That Care For My Riverhead Home?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling If you’re looking for a mold removal company you can trust, call SERVPRO of The North Fork at (631) 591-3771.

Riverhead Residents Want To Know Their House Is Safe

Inviting a disaster relief company into your Riverhead resident takes a certain amount of trust and faith. You want to be sure that the people you choose are trustworthy.

People looking for mold removal companies in Riverhead are concerned about whether the company they choose will adequately take care of their belongings. SERVPRO understands this – that’s why we do our best to restore your home and items “Like it never even happened.”

Which parts of my home might mold damage?

Mold can grow anywhere that has moisture and a food source (such as cotton or paper). The tell-tale signs of mold include:

    •    Black or dark greenish patches on walls and ceilings
    •    Visible spots of mold around baseboards or water sources such as faucets
    •    That unmistakable stale smell that mold carries

Because spores can grow anywhere with the right conditions, you might find mold growing in:

    •    Your bathroom or wet room
    •    The kitchen or the laundry room
    •    The basement or attic
    •    Living areas such as the lounge, den, or home office

If you notice mold, it is vital to call a mold removal company as soon as possible before it spreads further.

How does SERVPRO take care of my house?

Our technicians are here to restore your home. We remove any damaged wallpaper or drywall and replace them if necessary. We use a range of mechanical scrubbing, wet cleaning, and dry cleaning to take care of any patches of mold we find.

We also set up containment around the outbreak, and use negative air machines if needed, to clean the air.

We monitor humidity and moisture levels through the mold remediation process, to ensure your home is dried carefully and to the correct level. Proper drying means it is harder for mold to grow, and also ensures your home and furniture are dried at the right speed, thus lessening the risk of warping or swelling.

What about my furniture?

If your furniture requires cleaning or disinfection, our teams can use spot cleaning, dry cleaning, and wiping down surfaces. We can also supervise removing your furniture if needed to complete the mold remediation job. We will store it securely in one of our storage facilities, and return it to you after. If your furniture requires any cleaning while in storage, we can do that too.

If you’re looking for a mold removal company you can trust, call SERVPRO of The North Fork at (631) 591-3771.

My Office Is Swimming -- How Can Professionals Dry Out Electronics, Documents, Books, and Photos?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

wrinkled and warped wet pages in a book Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration to Important Documents for Your Riverhead Business

SERVPRO Stays Connected with Information About Innovative Water Damage Repair Strategies for Riverhead Businesses

It is a challenge to run a small business in Riverhead at any time. When a neighboring company has a weekend water cooler catastrophe, Monday morning can be a soggy mess. Paperwork, manuals, and even treasured pictures of your loved ones can suffer significant water damage because of the water dripping through ceiling tiles.

Are Special Skills Needed to Dry Out Papers and Books?

Water damage repair in Riverhead businesses spans a broad range of circumstances. The focus is understandably on returning water-soaked structures, fixtures like carpeting, and office furnishings to preloss conditions. Your office most likely has a host of other items vulnerable to water damage. Some might seem like relics in this digital age -- documents and paperwork that could be saved online. That can be your resolution going forward, but now you have items you want to save.

What Are Some Procedures to Water Damaged Papers?

SERVPRO recommends our production facility technicians evaluate and arrange for drying of wet papers. We access resources at our facility or available from trusted contractors:

What Is Sublimation and How Does It Repair Water Damage?

Freeze-drying uses a process called sublimation to bring the wet paper back from the brink of a pulpy mess. Sublimation controls damage with ultra-low temperatures and pressure to move frozen water from a solid to a vapor without the intervening liquid stage. Liquid-soaked paper is weak and liable to tear or stick together. Avoiding a return to that state is highly advantageous.

How Do Small Drying Chambers Help Reduce Water Damage?

In a smaller chamber, technicians can safely manipulate temperature, air movement, and dehumidification equipment to evaporate the moisture. Paper items that are damp and not soaked through completely can recover function when dried in such a contained area.

Let SERVPRO of The North Fork help repair the effects of water damage in your business office. We are available for consultation round the clock with one call to (631) 591-3771.

Flood Waters Swept Through My Mattituck Home – Can It Be Put Back to Normal?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

modern living room flooded with floating objects Contact SERVPRO of The North Fork at (631) 591-3771 for expert flood damage service.

SERVPRO Works Fast to Restore Your Mattituck Residence to Pre-loss Condition

When a storm rips through, Mattituck floodwaters can invade homes leaving a mess behind. Storm flooding brings a myriad of contaminants that need to be cleaned up by those trained to deal with biohazardous material. Thankfully SERVPRO has just the trained technicians required.

How Quickly Do You Respond to a Call?

Our crews can be at your home within hours of receiving the call. We know how catastrophic flooding can be, and we are available 24/7. Emergency mitigation also needs to happen as quickly as possible to prevent secondary flood damage at your Mattituck home. On arrival, we will:

    •    Do a scope to assess the full extent of the damage.
    •    Ensure it is safe to proceed. This process includes things such as making sure there are no electrical hazards.
    •    Formulate a plan for water extraction and restoration.
    •    Test the floodwaters to see what contaminants are present.
    •    Dress in the proper personal protection equipment (PPE)

What Happens Next?

SERVPRO crews get busy attacking the mess left behind from the flooding. Standing water is a big concern, so water extraction is the first priority. Before the water removal begins, debris may need mucking out, and our crews will take care of that. Certain items may need to be discarded differently, and we ensure the proper disposal of waste material. For water extraction, we use powerful pumps that can quickly remove gallons of water. We have truck mounted and portable pumps. Our submersible pumps to an excellent job of extracting deeper water.

What If There Is Hidden Water?

Hidden water is a problem and one you don't want to leave untreated. It can lead to mold and mildew developing and cause further damage to the structure and content. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians use state-of-the-art technology to find hidden moisture pockets. This step includes using moisture sensors, moisture meters, and thermal imaging. Removing the water as rapidly as possible is the goal.

The Drying Out Process

Once the water gets removed, the drying out process begins. This process includes the use of centrifugal air movers, dehumidifiers, and industrial fans. The crew test the moisture in the air and include other factors to determine the proper ratio of air movers and dehumidifiers.

Repair & Restoration

Our crews are experts at not only cleaning up after a flood but repair and restoration as well. One of the things that may need doing to prevent further flood damage is controlled demolition. In this situation, flood cuts are made above the water line to remove the damaged sheetrock. Those cut areas have brand new sheetrock put in place. We assess walls, ceilings, cupboards, and flooring for contaminants and to see what is salvageable. If it can be saved, it will be. If not, repair and replacement get done to turn your home back to preloss condition.

What About the Contents? Can That Be Salvaged?

If your home's content can be cleaned on-site, the crew will move it to an area where that can happen. If not, we provide pack-out services. This process involves inventorying, packing up, and moving the content to our warehouse for cleaning. You may think most of the damaged content will need tossing, but that isn't always the case. SERVPRO can often restore items to their preloss condition. These include things such as:

    •    Dishes, glassware, and cookware
    •    Clothing
    •    Drapery and linens
    •    Personal items such as jewelry and knick-knacks
    •    Furniture including upholstered items
    •    Books and papers

When the work to the structure and inside of your home gets completed, we will return your restored content.

What Are the Final Steps?

Deodorizing and sanitizing are two of the final steps. We make sure every surface has been adequately cleaned and sanitized. SERVPRO teams use EPA-registered cleaning agents and disinfectants to ensure everything is safe. Musty smells are often present with any water instruction. To get rid of any lingering odors, we use a combination of air filtration devices (AFD), air scrubbers, and thermal fogging.

Giving You Back Your Home

SERVPRO strives for 100% customer satisfaction. Your home is where you not only eat and sleep, but where you play, spend time with family and make memories. We know how important that is, and we restore your home, so it's “Like it never even happened.” Storm damage can be overwhelming. But our Green Team is available 24/7 to take the problem off your hands and provide you with quality service that brings peace of mind.

Contact SERVPRO of The North Fork at (631) 591-3771 for expert flood damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Is Restoring My Jamesport Home After a Fire Worth the Cost, Or Should I Replace Everything?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property To schedule a service call, contact SERVPRO of The North Fork today at (631) 591-3771.

SERVPRO Can Make Restoring Your Jamesport Home Cost Far Less Than Replacement

Is Restoration Always Cheaper?

That depends on the level of damage, and how quickly after the fire damage, restoration to a Jamesport home can begin. SERVPRO technicians use a detailed, proven process to handle these restoration tasks:

    •    Clean soot particles left on Jamesport surfaces as the fire cooled.
    •    Dispose of all furniture and other property too damaged for restoration
    •    Eliminate odors trapped in fabrics and on other furniture and surfaces
    •    Relocate any items at risk of damage during the restoration process
    •    Rebuild all structural property severely damaged in the fire

How Does the Process Start?

It begins with the initial contact after the customer calls our office. The administrative staff has a thorough checklist they use to determine which equipment and types of cleaning agents need to be brought immediately. The checklist also helps determine the number of personnel required in the initial response.

Upon arrival, the team leader examines the entire home while technicians secure the home against further damage by boarding up any broken doors and windows. If there is roof damage or large cracks in the walls created by the heat, they cover those with tarps or plywood sheets.

What Happens Next?

SERVPRO personnel now begin removing any water left by the fire department or residential sprinkler systems. Then, technicians dry out the facility using air movers and dehumidifiers. As the home dries, other team members remove the soot particles using sponges, cleaning agents, and even specialized vacuums that contain filters designed for the purpose.

After completing removal, technicians eliminate the odors in the home using masking agents, deodorizing cleaners, and even ozone generators in extreme situations. After clearing the home of odors, our carpenters and other builders repair and replace everything else damaged in the fire.

To schedule a service call, contact SERVPRO of The North Fork today at (631) 591-3771. We are here for you.

How Can My Riverhead Hotel Maintain High Cleaning Standards?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

room 206 key opened door in hotel room Room 206 Gets the Certified SERVPRO Cleaned Treatment to Maintain a Safe and Secure Hotel in Riverhead

Whether post-disaster or maintaining sanitary and safe conditions for your staff and guests, our SERVPRO team can help with a thorough cleaning.

From following after water and fire disasters, or even flooding that could impact your Riverhead hotel structure, cleaning is a vital effort in the complete restoration of the property. Regardless of how widespread these conditions might be after a disaster occurs, the appropriate cleaning efforts, including EPA-approved products and industry-leading equipment, make this necessary phase more efficient and cost-effective to get you back in business faster.

Even without a disaster, you might require restoration companies for your Riverhead hotel to offer thorough cleaning. Premier restoration services like these have always been available through our SERVPRO team, although most recently, we have developed a defensive cleaning strategy entitled Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. This program offers the highest possible cleaning and recovery levels that are technicians can deliver to provide a safe and sanitary environment for your staff and guests. The primary objectives of this focus cleaning program include:

What Areas Require the Most Attention?

Applying disinfectant and other cleaning strategies are most effective in the highest traffic areas of your hotel. An excellent way to determine where it is most needed is the surfaces touched by numerous guests every day, including check-in stations, elevators, stairwells, and other communal areas. Regular, thorough cleaning that we can provide can help to reduce the presence and spread viral pathogens and bacterial microbes.

Whether you were cleaning up after a loss incident like a fire or flood, or need to provide a consistent sanitary environment for your guests and employees, our SERVPRO of The North Fork team can help. We have experienced professionals ready to mobilize 24/7. Give us a call anytime at (631) 591-3771.

Where Does Flooding Do the Worst Damage to My Riverhead Home?

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Home in flood water Flooding can quickly cause damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Floodwater can spread quickly through a property, but some areas of the house are more damaged by the water penetration than others. 

As with any loss incident that could impact your Riverhead home, severity changes from one site to the next. In specific ways, you do not have a choice in how damaged your property might initially become due to spreading flood loss conditions. It is possible to impact how compromising these disasters become by securing professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team as soon as you recognize a disaster. 

When it comes to restoring flood damage in your Riverhead home, there are many levels and actions that must be taken as soon as possible. Reducing the spread and severity of loss effects is the focal point of our fast-responding emergency technicians. We have skilled professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in multiple fields and niches such as water restoration, structural drying, and microbial remediation. 

Does the Type of Flooding Impact the Damaged Areas? 

Flooding is not the same in every house. While some homes in our region might be susceptible to flash flooding and its destructive properties, other homes might suffer roof damage by hurricane-force winds. The flooding that can result from a breach in your roof impacts the property differently than natural rising water penetrating your main floor or basement. Understanding these variances ensures that the appropriate restoration approach gets taken as soon as possible. 

  • Roof Flooding – Flooding that begins from penetration through the roofing system can leave areas like the attic susceptible to substantial water loss. While these incidents are clean water threats, any pooling or saturation can spread quickly to the lower levels.
  • Natural Flooding – There are many instances of natural flooding that could impact your property. Flash flooding, or even slowly rising water levels, could find their way into lower levels of your home, including the basement and crawlspace.
  • Structural Breach/Wind-Driven Flooding – Missing siding and broken windows are also areas where flooding could begin. Wind-driven rain and other precipitation can find its way inside through these structural breaches and begin impacting all materials this water gets exposed to as it moves.

How Does Attic Flooding Get Resolved? 

With roof damages, flooding in the attic is often unavoidable. Despite how quickly our SERVPRO team can respond to this emergency, there are usually several factors at work. Not only do you need temporary construction solutions that can tarp over any roof breaches, but you also need effective mitigation solutions. Regardless of the severity of these situations, we respond quickly 24/7. We have effective emergency services that can reduce the migration of loss effects to protect your home and its contents better. Some of these solutions include: 

  • Extraction – As with all flood loss recovery situations, extraction is one of the initial tasks that our team must undertake. We have multiple practical pieces of equipment to complete this phase of recovery, including submersible pumps and wet vacuums.
  • Drying – While drying is a more complex and time-consuming element of recovery after a flood loss, its role in returning your home to preloss condition cannot be understated. Using air movers and dehumidifiers, we can manage evaporative drying to protect more of your structure.
  • Content Management – Many people use their attics for storage, so when this area becomes flooded by roof damage, content management becomes a vital service that our team offers. By assessing your personal belongings individually, we can determine whether these items can be restored on-site or in our climate-controlled warehouse facility.

Is Flooding in the Basement Easy to Clean? 

When natural flooding penetrates lower levels like the basement, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sight of your damaged home. We have effective practices that can protect your property beginning as soon as we arrive. Some of these approaches are designed to reduce the presence of standing water, while others are meant to address potential contamination concerns. Some of the steps that we get started immediately include: 

  • Water Removal 
  • Drying 
  • Muck Out 
  • Surface Cleaning 

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster – But What Does That Mean for You? 

Every loss situation from flooding to fires benefits from competent restoration professionals arriving quickly. Because we are available 24/7, your call goes to a real person conveying credible information to our responding technicians to get the personnel and the equipment that you need as soon as possible. 

No matter how detrimental flooding is for your property, our SERVPRO of The North Fork team can help. We have the equipment and personnel to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us now at (631) 591-3771.