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SERVPRO of the North Fork is ready for any Emergency at your Business.

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Long Island commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In any emergency situation in your business, give us a call an we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

SERVPRO of the North Fork specializes in cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage, fire and mold events. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Mold Facts

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can be very costly to repair and the effects it can have on your health can be serious. Do not ignore the problem, it won’t go away it will eventually get worse. If the affected area is bigger than 10 square foot will require a mold remediation expert.

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Keep indoor humidity levels below 60%. The ideal levels are between 30-50%. Relative humidity can be measured by a moisture or humidity meter, a small and inexpensive instrument available at most hardware stores.
  • If you see condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes, act fast to dry the wet surfaces and reduce the moisture or water source.
  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to re mediate your mold infestation.

Commercial Water Damage in a Spa in Long Island, NY

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in a Spa in Long Island, NY Water Damage Restoration at Spa Facility.

If a pipe happens to break inside your Long Island Spa, many steps were required to completely return the business area to normalcy. When water leaks into your building, it is generally possible that many items and building materials receive damage. Water problems are bad for business and sometimes cause your company a loss of revenue. Accidents get expensive when loss of business and property are combined. SERVPRO’s commercial water damage experts in Long Island always take in mind the operation of business when completing the initial scope of the project. SERVPRO’s technicians always start a project whether commercial or residential by securing the affected area. Any obvious hazards were required to be removed, and signs are posted inside the store warning occupants of various dangers. For help mitigating a water loss, call SERVPRO of the North Fork at 631-591-3771.

Stationary Water after a Flood & Accompanied Damages

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage becomes a severe situation when it's stationary for prolong periods of time, especially under severely humid conditions. It provides a shelter for mosquito, fungui and mold depending in the location where the water or moisture is trapped. The more time goes by, the more damage it caused on building materials such as drywall, floors of all types including, building structures, ceiling, etc. Water can intrude through many seamless cracks and openings hard to reach during rainy seasons and storms. We tend to ignore the signs of water damage but, it can also cause damage to electrical outlets, and panels including lines or leaking water lines. We at SERVPRO of the North Fork resolve these situations by removing building material if its necessary or implement specific drying procedures to restore you property to its pre-existing conditions. 

SERVPRO of the North Fork handling Natural Disasters.

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

While you have no control over natural water- related disasters, SERVPRO ofthe North Fork specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

When storms hit Long Island, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. If a flood strike your home or business, contact SERVPRO of the North Fork,we are available 24/7 for any emergency you may have, please call us 631-591-3771.

Unexpected Basement Flood in Long Island, NY

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unexpected Basement Flood in Long Island, NY Take action as soon as you notice flooding.

Unexpected issues in your home are not enjoyable, but they are common. A flooded basement can give the homeowner the sense of helplessness and panic. Basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Long Island basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 631-591-3771

Mold Grown in Children Toys?

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Grown in Children Toys? Be weary of rubber ducky's.

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They bob around in bathtubs, but they are definitely not clean.

A new study has found ugly things lurking inside rubber ducky bath toys. "The dark side of plastic materials in contact with potable water" researched 19 plastic playthings that live in the tub.

A team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and the University of Illinois collected five bath toys from different Swiss homes. They also purchased rubber ducks to be studied in adults-only households.

Researchers found that lying around in humid, warm and wet bathrooms creates bacteria and fungi in plastic toys that squirt water. They also exposed the toys to sweat, urine, water and soap over 11 days.

Then they cut them in half and studied the contents.

Study results showed bacteria such as drug-resistant Legionella, as well as E.coli and Listeria, were festering inside the toys' plastic guts. They also found mold. 

Those bacteria can lead to infections, researchers said.

Water isn't the only culprit, the study found. Plastic used in the toys is also to blame by releasing carbon compounds that nourish bacteria.

The researchers said using high-quality polymers to manufacture the toys would solve the problem. But that's not an immediate solution. Plugging the holes in the playthings would stop water from getting inside and creating a mess. Or, adults could wash and disinfect rubber duckies after bath time.

Is Mold Hiding Behind your Walls?

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Mold Hiding Behind your Walls? Do not wait until the mold has taking over.

Mold hides behind Sheetrock walls, it may show some early signs of mold grown such as musty odor, seeing mold, humidity, condensation, water leaks, damp basement, water stains, flooding, etc.  But as someone unfamiliar with this fungus, you may miss the initial clues. By the time you realize what you are dealing with the fungus may have spread to large portions of your house. If you suspect you have mold please call SERVPRO of the North Fork, we have the expertise to re-mediate your mold infestation, after receiving the written protocol, we will schedule a day and time to have a mold professional visit your property to take pictures and measurements, we will build an estimate for the cost of remediation and finalize a remediation plan that is catered to your specific mold problem.

Fireworks Safety

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

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Fireworks and hot temperatures can be a dangerous combination. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods.

"What people don't realize is while they're setting off fireworks and sparklers in hot, dry heat or wind, that fires can move very quickly, putting their neighborhood directly in threat. Each year, 230 people on average go to the emergency room in the weeks leading up to and after the Fourth of July, with the majority of those injuries including burns affecting hands and fingers, eyes, arms, legs, head and ears, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Firecrackers cause 20% of those injuries, and children between the ages of 5 and 9 and adults 25 to 44 are at the most risk of injury.The National Weather Service has some tips to keep your party from ending up at the hospital or starting a fire. Though a lot of the tips seem to be common sense, they are listed because people have been injured after not observing them.In dry areas:• Obey local ordinances regulating the sale and use of fireworks.• Use fireworks in a safe area, away from dry fields, forests and buildings.• Carefully follow label directions, and always have adult supervision.• Light one firework at a time, and handle lighters safely.• Never point or throw fireworks at people or animals.• Keep water and garden tools nearby. Wet towels can extinguish small flames.• After the celebration ends, observe the area where fireworks were used to make sure everything is safe before leaving. 

SERVPRO of the North Fork available to help 24/7.

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage restoration is a process that begins as soon as the authorities say the property is safe. Fire can cause large amount of damages on your property, however, there are other damages that can seriously affect the building as well. Smoke odors can invade personal belongings and building materials. SERVPRO the North Fork understand that experiencing a fire can be devastating and is always available to help. We are fire restoration experts, we specialize in smoke and soot damage. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

If your home is damage by a fire call SERVPRO of the North Fork at 631- 591-3771. We are available 24/7 to help to minimize damages at your property.