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Is Your Riverhead Property in Need of Emergency Restoration Services? SERVPRO has you Covered!

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

Side view of SERVPRO van No matter your emergency restoration needs, SERVPRO is always standing by.

SERVPRO of The North Fork is Your First Choice for Emergency Restoration Needs in Riverhead

While we have worked hard to obtain the accolades that we have received over the years that we have served Riverhead residents, our awards are not the reason we do what we do. Our restoration services get grounded in the principles that every area home and business owner deserve a clean and safe environment. When disaster strikes, it can feel like this safe place is far from possible. We work tirelessly to restore damaged properties, but also the hope of our customers as well. We are not satisfied with a completed project unless you are, and our focus is to exceed your expectations. 

Fire Damage Restoration

A rapid response is vital to fire losses, as these can be among the most immediately devastating circumstances. Because fire emergencies do not cease to be a threat once extinguishment takes place, a fast response to your fire-damaged Riverhead home can be vital to providing the emergency service your property needs. From debris removal to deodorization and cleaning, we have an entire division of qualified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to help.

Mitigation is a vital service that our SERVPRO team can provide to fire-damaged properties as well because it helps to reduce the continued loss in the house and prevent the costs of restoration from getting out of control. Mitigation of water damage and smoke effects can help to protect contents in the house from irreparable damage. We have a team of dedicated cleaning technicians that can carefully move at-risk belongings from Riverhead homes to our nearby facility for focused attention and safe storage.

Soot is one of the most problematic effects that can exist after a fire loss incident, as these present conditions in the environment can cause health effects. Our professionals have proven techniques for the removal of this residue, including the use of agitative cleaning practices and potent cleaning products. We can also work to reduce airborne soot by deploying air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators throughout your Riverhead home.

Mold Remediation

The onset of mold effects can happen quickly, especially with exposure to moist conditions for more than a couple of days. Susceptible materials within this environment can become hosts to naturally occurring spores that have the necessary conditions to develop into more hazardous organisms that can threaten your entire Riverhead home. While no restoration team can remove mold and spores entirely from your household, we can remove active colonization and its immediate threats through the use of our effective remediation practices.

Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) are among the most experienced and well-trained professionals of our SERVPRO team. When mold gets discovered in your Riverhead property, you can rely on the fast response of these IICRC-Certified technicians to help. Remediation for our team begins with a thorough inspection of the property to determine the spread and migration of mold effects from the source. Understanding the path that the organism has taken can ensure that the right steps occur to remove the active colonization entirely.

There are many instances in which the application of antimicrobial sprays can help to reduce the presence of mold spores on surfaces. We can further improve the effectiveness of our remediation efforts by ensuring the property gets dried and that the air is getting filtered of spores and contaminants before other remediation tasks like soda blasting, sanding, and even demolition take place in Riverhead homes.

Water Damage Restoration

Water loss incidents are among the most common threats that we face in the Long Island area with severe winter weather that can freeze pipes and many of the aging structures susceptible to plumbing breaches. No matter how severe water emergencies might initially appear in Riverhead properties, it is wise to entrust your home to the experience and equipment of our IICRC-Certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), many of which have additional endorsements in Applied Structural Drying (ASD.)

Our experienced professionals can help by implementing effective extraction techniques as soon as we first reach damaged Riverhead homes. Standing water can pose a substantial threat to exposed flooring and wall surfaces, and the faster that our team can remove this moisture, the better able to preserve construction materials we are. We have dozens of potential extraction tools from our electric sump pump to powerful units like the extractor truck in our SERVPRO Green Fleet.

Drying is a balancing act of high-velocity and high-performance tools and equipment. From the hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers that we have available to our specialty drying tools, we can remove moisture from materials, surfaces, and cavities. Once drying begins, our technicians can secure our efforts to prevent microbial and fungal threats with the application of antimicrobial sprays to exposed structural elements in Riverhead residences.

Storm Damage Restoration

The Greater Long Island area is no stranger to extreme weather conditions coming in from the northwest or coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. With the potential for hurricane strength weather events bearing down on Riverhead homes and businesses, the risk of structural damage is high. When breaches in roofs, siding, foundations, and other home construction materials occur, the home becomes vulnerable to water penetration and flooding.

Merely saying that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster does not solve the problems that your Riverhead home might face after a severe storm. Instead, we show our customers the advantages of this fast response by beginning vital extraction efforts with portable electric submersible pumps and wet-vacs fitted with light wands. This mitigation approach can also allow our SERVPRO team to catalog loss and earmark items for relocation to our facility for drying, deodorization, and safe storage.

The drying of structural elements is an excellent path to identifying what surfaces and materials deteriorated beyond preservation and restoration. We strive to restore construction materials and contents on-site, but in some cases, controlled demolition must occur to give our team a better position to reduce microbial threats and eliminate any contamination that could exist in a Riverhead home.

Despite the many threats that your home or business could face in its lifetime, knowing what restoration team you can trust can make the difference in saving both time and money on recovery. Give our SERVPRO of The North Fork team a call today at (631) 591-3771.

Are You Serving Soot in Your Jamesport Restaurant?

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Fire engulfing kitchen Even small kitchen fires can be devastating to your restaurant. SERVPRO has the experience to restore your business quickly.

Thriving After Fire Damages Your Jamesport Restaurant

No matter how attentive you and your employees are, a kitchen fire in your Jamesport restaurant is always a possibility. So many variables and moving parts are in play as your chefs create, and servers cater to diner’s requests. Equipment malfunctions or human error can turn your well-oiled system into a frightening and destructive inferno. Our team is ready with the emergency, mitigation, and remediation services designed to get you cooking again. 

Kitchen Fires Present Special Challenges 

Fire damage in a Jamesport restaurant nearly always involves burning food, oil, and grease. These materials create a particular type of residue that is protein-based. We manage other soots composed of incompletely combusted building materials and contents. A protein-based residue instead takes the familiar spattering and steaming always experienced in cooking to a new and devastating level. As contrasted with the burning of building materials, a protein fire is characterized by:

  • Lower temperatures at the origin site
  • Reduced levels of visible smoke
  • Evaporation of the burned material
  • Reduction of protein-rich fuel to a fine mist
  • Pungent and persistent odors

The mist travels throughout the space, penetrating hoods, fans, ductwork, and ceiling tiles. It is composed of particles tiny enough to float on air currents and through HVAC systems, meaning it quickly invades your restaurant's dining areas, bars, restrooms, foyers, and even adjacent businesses. Textiles, insulation, paint, woodwork, and other porous or semi-porous materials are all fair game. Pantries, prep areas, freezers, and coolers are also vulnerable to the thin, tightly adhered residue. When SERVPRO crews evaluate the scene, inspection moves far from the original point of ignition. 

Removal of Residue Is a Challenge 

Protein fire residues not only spread widely but also are oil-based and very hard to dislodge. Additionally, the film can be nearly invisible to the eye, increasing the risk of missing some soot. These features make it especially important that SERVPRO professionals conduct a thorough assessment. To loosen and remove the residue, we frequently use solvents, requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) and evacuation of unprotected occupants during the process. Our technicians take care to clear all of the solvents from food preparation and consumption spaces.  

Rely on the professional at SERVPRO of The North Fork to take charge of your restaurant's rejuvenation after a kitchen fire. Call us day or night at (631) 591-3771, so we can start the remediation process.

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Flood Damage Remediation Services In Jamesport

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by a storm If your basement floods due to snowmelt, never wait to get help.

Local Jamesport Flood Damage Remediation Services

Many things could cause flood damage to your home, from a bad storm to a tree falling on your home. However, many people do not consider that snowmelt could cause flood damage to your home. As snow falls and then melts throughout December, things are considerably wet. However, if a lot of snow melts at once, it can cause problems for your home.  

Runoff from snowmelt can seep into your home and cause flood damage in your Jamesport basement. If your sump pump fails, you could be left with centimeters of water on your basement floor. For this reason, if you discover excess water in your basement, you should reach out for help immediately.

Here at SERVPRO, we're water restoration experts. We understand how time-sensitive any kind of water-based damage is. For this reason, as soon as we get your call, a team of our flood damage technicians can quickly gather and travel to your home. We use advanced equipment to combat the floodwaters in your house, such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors.

Once SERVPRO arrives, we can quickly remove any furniture that needs to be dried and bring it to our facility. We can pack up any belongings in new boxes and make sure that we can get to every inch of excess water in your basement. From there, we can remove the standing water using our advanced equipment.

Many people thing excess moisture cannot impact concrete in an unfinished basement, but that is simply not true. Water can stain the surface and leave residue behind. For this reason, here at SERVPRO, we make sure to dry the area of damage as thoroughly as we can using devices like dehumidifiers, axial fans, and heaters. Lastly, we can search for any hidden pockets of water we may have missed with thermal imaging cameras. At SERVPRO, we believe in being thorough and leaving your home feeling, “Like it never even happened.”

If your basement floods due to snowmelt, never wait to get help. Communicate with SERVPRO of The North Fork by calling (631) 591-3771. We're always here to help.

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Mitigating Holiday Fire Damage in a Jamesport Home.

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

A Christmas tree with a sparked fire on the wall  from the plugged lights on the tree. Jamesport, if you endure a fire over the holidays let SERVPRO help you through the damage.

Holidays can be wonderful, but holidays can sometimes bring unwanted damage, like fire to your Jamesport home.

Homeowners all over the country are decorating their homes for the holidays. While safety is likely, it is not always a guarantee. Between 2013 and 2017 alone, US fire departments responded to an average of 160 home fires that started due to Christmas trees. These fires caused $10 million in direct property damage each year, and electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in 44% of these home Christmas tree fires.

If holiday decor in your Jamesport home causes fire damage, certified SERVPRO technicians are available day and night to restore your home to a preloss condition. Not only does rapid mitigation remove the risk posed by fire damage residues, but having experienced technicians clean after a disaster occurs can help save you time, money, and stress during the holiday season.

Minimizing Holiday Fire Risks

Here are some tips to help you minimize fire damage risks during the holiday season :

  • Avoid overloading extension cords. Overuse of extension cords increases fire risk. Tightly-wound cables can build up heat without letting it dissipate, which also creates more risk for homeowners.
  • Use LED Christmas lights. Older lights heat up significantly, which can be especially risky if these lights are on a real tree. Switching to LED Christmas lights can also lower energy costs during the holiday season. 
  • Monitor carbon monoxide detectors and furnaces. Something as small as a cracked heat exchanger can lead to carbon monoxide build-up.
  • Ensure there are working smoke detectors on every floor. If you do not currently have any on your property, check with your local fire department for programs like free smoke detector installation.

SERVPRO Odor Control Methods

If fire damage odor remains after cleanup, technicians can implement multi-phase odor control techniques. The first phase in many odor control procedures is chemical containment, where the goal is to contain or block odor molecules from vaporizing into the air by spraying chemical deodorizer on them. 

Phase two is vapor odor control, which can include materials that release deodorant vapors into the air. The purpose of the second phase is to counteract the effects of odor-causing particles that became airborne before phase one. Phase three, meanwhile, typically involves thermal fogging, which allows for dry, solvent-based smoke to proliferate and penetrate porous surfaces to remove odors.

SERVPRO of The North Fork Serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (631) 591-3771 today to have a team at your home within hours.

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Give Us A Call In Jamesport After Fire Damage Strikes

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

one of our technicians cleaning soot off the bathroom wall in this home Soot can be difficult, sometimes impossible to remove but our team can handle the task. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Assessing the Severity of Jamesport Structure Fires for Restoration

No two housefires in Jamesport are the same. With different origin points and different combustible materials in the path of the blaze, the severity of the damages and the effects that linger in the house vary from one disaster to the next. As professional restoration professionals with experience and training in fire recovery, we can work efficiently to assess the full spread of the loss and the best approach to restoring these conditions. 

Scoping is a process conducted by our experienced production manager before work begins to remove and restore fire damage in Jamesport residences. Our involvement in the evaluation of a property following a loss incident ensures that we have the right information regarding both pre-existing conditions and the needs of the insurance provider before work starts. We establish the spread and perimeter of the migrating loss effects to implement barriers and containment techniques after fire damage

Our SERVPRO team utilizes premier discovery tools to identify a pressing need for emergency services such as controlled demolition, debris removal, deodorization, or even water removal and drying. These immediate threats to your structure can be devastating if left unchallenged, and they can also hinder the effectiveness of later mitigation practices. We can look to our impressive collection of recovery tools to help in this regard, including our extraction and drying equipment. 

Determining the severity of the current conditions of the residence are rarely for the exclusive benefit of our SERVPRO team. Insurance companies and the homeowners all look to our expertise in scoping and evaluation to give a thorough and detailed description of the hurdles to get faced through the restoration process and the best approaches to manage these circumstances. 

From the emergency services that your property needs to the detailed assessment that we can provide our response team and our customers, we know what to do when fires occur. Let our SERVPRO of The North Fork professionals work to help you make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (631) 591-3771.

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Are Plumbing Leaks Causing Water Damage to Your Riverhead Restaurant?

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water extraction equipment in SERVPRO van Commercial water damage is no match for SERVPRO. Call us when water damages your restaurant for fast and effective remediation;

Plumbing Leaks in Wall Cavities of Your Riverhead Restaurant 

Plumbing networks are in nearly every wall cavity surrounding the kitchen and prep areas of your Riverhead restaurant. As you are always looking to provide a thorough yet efficient cleaning approach to these areas, much of the storage and structural elements are stainless steel to complement the tile flooring. While all of these materials might be water-resistant, drywall, baseboard, and framing might be at risk when plumbing leaks occur inside of walls around your kitchen. 

The trouble with breaches in your water lines inside of the walls is that you might not recognize water damage in your Riverhead restaurant until it has soaked through materials and come out to the main kitchen area or the dining space on the other side of this shared wall. Contending with these damaging conditions requires the fast response of professional restorers like our SERVPRO team, as there must be advanced techniques employed to reduce continued damage to exposed materials and to dry up this structural cavity as quickly as possible. 

Shutting off the water supply to this damaged portion of the pipe is an excellent way to begin the recovery proression once you have been made aware of the problem. Working alongside reputable commercial contractors, we can help to prepare the area for controlled demolition and plumbing repair by marking the dryline where moisture damage stops on drywall. Once these steps have taken place, our SERVPRO team can focus on drying out the affected areas with our premier equipment. This approach includes our centrifugal and axial air movers, an array of extraction tools including light wands and sump pumps, and refrigerant dehumidifiers for efficient moisture removal in controlled temperatures. 

Depending on which areas have seen the most water damage, we might employ positive pressure systems through drilled holes where baseboards used to be in either the dining area of your restaurant or in the kitchen side. These units force heated air through cavities in spaces where flood cuts were not necessary. We can attempt to limit the sight of these units for your customers, should we make it possible to continue food preparation during the restoration and recovery phases of your restaurant. 

Water losses can be a considerable challenge, especially when you do not know they have happened. Give our SERVPRO of The North Fork to help however you need at (631) 591-3771.

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We Discuss The Structural Risks In Early Flood Mitigation In Jamesport

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

flooding after a storm You can count on the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO of The North Fork team.

Structural Risks in Early Flood Mitigation for Jamesport Homes

When considering hazards that can exist in Jamesport homes after flooding, most people think about contamination and standing water throughout the lower levels of the property. From the assessment of the damage through the early stages of mitigation, our SERVPRO team braves several potentially hazardous conditions to get drying and recovery efforts started. Chiefly, structural weaknesses can be a persistent threat during this time.

As much as controlled demolition can later help to remove compromised portions of construction material after flood damage to Jamesport homes, the earliest stages of recovery can feature several structural concerns that could impact our technicians without warning. These possibilities can both encourage the acquisition of flood recovery technicians like ours more efficiently, and can also help customers to appreciate some of these existent threats if they consider DIY restoration.

Long-term exposure of construction materials to flooding effects can lead to deterioration and weakening of its integrity. There are many areas where this weakening can threaten our SERVPRO technicians on the job site.

Flooring – Wood flooring is often the most susceptible to losing its strength and resilience when exposed to standing water and excessive moisture after flooding for more than a few days. With enough degradation, these materials can fail to support the weight of a technician and break.

Ceilings – Ceiling tile and plasters can become weighted by the presence of water. The heavier that materials like insulation above these tiles become, the more strain and pressure placed on a weak structural design. Collapsing ceilings can harm a technician if directly below it.

Drywall – Drywall is another area that can quickly become irreparably damaged by the presence of water. After no more than 24 hours, direct exposure of drywall can soak thoroughly through soft sheetrock and change the composition. Swelling and sagging of the material can force our technicians to pursue controlled demolition before it becomes too heavy to remain attached where it was installed.

Protecting our technicians and our customers is a priority of our flood restorers working in damaged property. You can count on the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO of The North Fork team. Give us a call anytime at (631) 591-3771.

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We Have The State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Riverhead Home

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

A closet in a home covered in soot and smoke damage in a living room after a fire A fire in this home caused smoke and soot damage and our professional crew was able to assess the damage and quickly restore the entire house.

What to Expect from Professional Fire Recovery in Riverhead Homes

Fire recovery efforts are never as straightforward as you might think, and with the need to address all levels of damage to Riverhead homes as promptly as possible, many property owners choose the experience of professional recovery teams. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique training to help address all phases of restoration and recovery, including mitigation, cleaning, air quality improvement, and content management. Knowing what to expect from our team when they first arrive can help you to be more at ease with each of these steps as they occur.

One of the unfortunate truths about any level of fire damage to Riverhead homes is that multiple symptoms exist simultaneously. Addressing one, even with the premier equipment available to our restoration team, does not address the problem as a whole. You need a team of professionals capable of addressing each of these points with efficiency and confidence. Because of our preparedness for disasters before they happen, we can arrive at the damaged residence quickly with the personnel and equipment to begin mitigation immediately.

Before we can begin restoration techniques, our crew chief and production manager must walk through the property and thoroughly assess the damage. We have sophisticated detection tools ideal for determining the extent of water damage left behind after extinguishing efforts and can also determine the deterioration or structural integrity of construction materials, flooring, framework, and other areas.

Fire damage mitigation is an entire phase of our work explicitly designed to help save our customers money by lessening the impact of fire loss damages. One of the lynch pins to this phase of our work is content management. Our SERVPRO team can separate the contents and furniture of your property from the damaged house and lingering effects by taking them to our facility for careful assessment and focused cleaning or deodorization.

Many steps make up our total fire loss restoration process, and with experience and cutting-edge equipment, our SERVPRO of The North Fork team can help. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (631) 591-3771.

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Following Industry Best Practices, SERVPRO also Provides the ERP Emergency READY Profile, to Our Riverhead Neighbors to Grapple with Flood Damage

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

Image of ERP mobile app device Floods Happen in Riverhead! SERVPRO Can Provide Advice, Mitigation, Cleanup and Restoration Help

Taking These Actions Has the Potential to Lessen Flood Damage to Riverhead Homes

New York deals with severe weather regularly, blizzards, heavy thunderstorms, and occasionally, hurricanes. Fortunately, there are actions that property owners can take to lessen the impact flood damage has on a home.

It would be impossible to avoid flood damage in Riverhead altogether; however, numerous things may leave a residence open for water damage. Giving these areas attention in the present has the potential to avoid more significant loss down the road.

The technicians undergo extensive IICRC-based certifications to assist property owners in limiting loss after a water loss or other disaster in the home. They not only clean up floodwater but also suggest repairs that help with avoiding this type of damage in the future. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is the standard-bearer for this industry.

Landscape Should Slope Away From the Property
Water, as we know, follows the path of least resistance, and when the way leads to your property, it increases the chances of flood damage. A simple solution involves building up the grade around your home, so water runs away, not towards the foundation.

Have a List of Numbers in Case of Emergency
Everyone should have a list of whom to call when there is a home disaster such as your insurance agent and include your policy number on the list. There are also helpful apps, including the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Plan. This free ERP app is a tool for both commercial property owners and homeowners. It allows the storage of vital information about the property such as the shutoff locations of utilities and contact numbers, so if damage occurs, help from the local emergency response team is just a few taps away. This handy, mobile app is especially helpful for property owners who are out of town when disaster strikes.

Create an Emergency Plan for the Home
If your home flooded tomorrow, what could you save in 10 minutes? With a little planning and preparation, you can save even more. If you have not organized essential papers, put them in a single spot that is easy to grab on the go if necessary. Invest in several industrial plastic bins that allow for an airtight seal, so if water enters, things that might be affected by excessive humidity get safely placed inside the containers.

Flood damage needs fast removal from your home. Call SERVPRO of The North Fork at (631) 591-3771, the technicians are available 24/7 and can handle any size water loss in your home, and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

We Help You Get Back In Business In Jamesport After Water Damage Strikes

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

A floor in a building covered in water damage Having your operations interrupted, your inventory and stock damaged can be a major set back in any business. We will arrive right away and begin.

Prepare for Water Damage with an Emergency Ready Plan for your Jamesport Winery and Restaurant

Jamesport is a destination for wine and fine dining aficionados. Water loss can affect both vineyards and bistros, causing operations to halt and destruction to accumulate. Protect your business and continue to delight your growing list of loyal customers by working with us to create an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP).

Prospective Peace of Mind

Commercial water damage in Jamesport is not an event. It is a process. Mitigation and remediation of a water crisis need to be fast and but thorough. Our team of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crew chiefs and technicians can be most effective and efficient if we have familiarity with your business’s layout and method of operation. We accomplish this preliminary step by meeting with you and visiting your physical plant long before a water catastrophe occurs. An experienced project manager inspects your business for two reasons. First, to make recommendations that can limit harm in the event of a water incursion. Second, to plan recovery efforts for an emergency if it does happen.

Critical Data for Recovery Efforts

SERVPRO’s ERP collects information for use in a concise digital document our team can access on a mobile device. Having vital knowledge like the location of utility shut-offs and a blueprint of all spaces and building cavities assists us as we mitigate further spread of the water from a leak or equipment breakdown. Both mitigation and remediation phases can be planned to the last anticipated task and activity ahead of time. Our proaction ensures we arrive with an adequate workforce and all needed equipment and products onboard our signature green service vehicles.

Personalize Your Profile

The SERVPRO ERP includes a unique mobile app that allows the business owner to add helpful details. Share contact information about the vendors and consultants who helped you develop your operations and put systems in place. Designate employees or other individuals who can act on your behalf if you are unavailable during a water damage event. Make clear that we are your chosen disaster recovery partner so we can get to work, making it “Like it never even happened” immediately.

Tip a glass to SERVPRO of The North Fork as we develop a custom-made Emergency Ready Plan to limit damage and respond quickly when water damage occurs. Call us at (631) 591-3771 today to set up a walkthrough to get the process started.

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