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

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage to Your Riverhead Home After Flood Damage

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

 flooded living room with couches Quick response and an immediate water removal plan is what we are known for. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Fast Response Needed for Riverhead Flood Damage

Severe storms in Riverhead follow their own timelines, somewhat predictable but always relentless. If your dwelling is in the path of high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge, your response has to be immediate. You must make arrangements for professional help to remove and dispose of the water. Thorough structural drying needs to follow quickly after extraction efforts. Following this process helps prevent progressive deterioration of building materials and inhibits the possibility of mold growth.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

Because a prompt response to Riverhead flood damage is the best indicator of project success, our commitment to arrive, assess, and implement a plan fast sets our company apart. Our location on the North Shore of Long Island permits us to travel to your home within hours of your call. We are proud to have access to an extensive inventory of state of the art water extraction and drying equipment, and our team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians live in the communities we serve.

Local Response with Nationwide Resources

If your home is damaged and taking on quantities of floodwater after a storm, chances are good your neighbors are experiencing similar issues. SERVPRO offers our customers the advantage of our Disaster Recovery Team, leveraging the support of affiliated disaster recovery professionals as needed. Your home’s restoration is important to us, and we use every opportunity afforded to ensure we respond rapidly and efficiently. Board-up and tarping services take place as soon as we arrive. Submersible pumps and heavy-duty extractors placed and operated by our skilled technicians begin evacuating, containing, and legally disposing of the contaminated floodwater next.  

Disinfection and Skilled Structural Drying

After our pumps and extractors suction away and contain the floodwaters, pathogens can remain and proliferate on surfaces. SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered antimicrobials to kill lingering viruses, bacteria, and other hazardous organisms. Structural drying with air movers and dehumidifiers can proceed without fear of spreading hazardous materials post-disinfection.

SERVPRO of The North Fork offers an experienced, well-equipped, and highly-qualified workforce after storms bring flooding to coastal areas. Call us at (631) 591-3771 to secure your property and begin the process of making it “Like it never even happened.”

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Animal & Rodent Infestations on the North Fork

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mice and Rat infestation cleanup in crawl space

Critters can cause a lot of damage when they gain access to your home, you can get rid of them through various means - but what about what they leave behind?  

Mice, rats, raccoons, bats and more are some of the species that can access and multiply in homes and buildings on the North Fork, leaving damage including chewed materials that were eaten or used for nesting, excrement and urine, and food remnants.  Other damage can include chewed electrical wires.

SERVPRO of the North Fork is skilled in these types of biohazard cleanups once the invaders have been removed.  DIY cleanups in these instances can be very dangerous as proper safety precautions must be taken.  Give us a call, we do cleanups in attics, basements, crawl spaces, walls and more.  631-591-3771

Fire and Secondary Damage in Greenport

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

fire and secondary damage

Fires are super stressful and super messy events.  If the fire was put out with extinguishers or other fire fighting apparatus there will be water or chemical fire suppression material coating surfaces of the structure and anything else present. 

At SERVPRO of the North Fork we clean up all sorts of post-fire damages.  From wipe downs to complete demolitions - your job is in good hands with us.  Smoke damaged textiles including drapery, upholstery, clothing, linens, bedding and so forth can be cleaned, some carpets as well.  Items that cannot be cleaned must be replaced.  We make sure that every item slated for the trash is inventoried for your insurance company as you may be entitled to a replacement value, depending on your policy's language.   

Odors Removed From Commercial Facilities in Riverhead and Southold

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Odors removed from commercial facilities

Sometimes you notice it right away, and sometimes it comes into your consciousness little by little.  Either way, having bad odors in the workplace throws off the efficiency and output of an office staff and in worst case scenarios, the odors are severe enough to stop activity and clear the building.  

Sometimes the source is known and sometimes not - we're ready and on the job in no time to clear the air and make things as they were, "Like it never even happened."  We have various techniques, equipment and supplies that we employ depending on the type and source.   

Odors that come from excess humidity where mold and mildew are present are handled differently as mold mitigation has specific protocols that we follow and removal of the mold and the moisture are necessary.  We've had recent work in hamlets all through the Towns of Riverhead and Southold where moisture and mold were a problem.

Water Damage in Education Buildings

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

water damage in education buildings

Water damage in public spaces presents numerous problems and potential health risks because of the microbial growth that follows along in high moisture situations.  

SERVPRO of the North Fork is here to help.  Water and mold love to feed on organic materials in moist and wet environments.  When you see piles of paper, cardboard boxes, fabric and the like - you will have potential for mold growth.  

In mold situations, like a recent one in Cutchogue, NY - we don't just blow in air as it can cause greater damage.  Blowing and moving air sends mold spores sailing around airborne where they could potentially land on other surfaces and grow, the worst part of mold is more mold.  Don't set a fan on it, call us at 516-767-9600.  

We drop containment walls and utilize other barriers and such to minimize spread of mold spores.  Call today, we can help!

Materials and Supplies In Basements Can Get Moldy

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Materials and Supplies In Basements Can Get Moldy

For many offices and schools, lots of things are sent down to the basement for storage - and there it will sit until someday it is needed again.  But having a too moist environment is an invitation for mold and mildew to step in.  Once they do, they can destroy the materials and spread to destroy more - which can be costly.   

At SERVPRO of the North Fork we are very thorough and especially so if the environment is one where children will gather.  If you suspect mold or mildew, please reach out to us, we can help.  Note that in NYS anything over 1o square feet of mold will need to have independent environmental testing done.  If you need more information on this, please call our office at 631-591-3771

Water Water Everywhere in Mattituck

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water is available in every home and virtually every building as a necessity, but it also can be as a terrible liability when it sudden presents where it shouldn't be.  This can be via pipe burst, sewage backup, flooding, plumbing failures and human error.  We've had thousand of these and the common denominator is always WATER.  

At SERVPRO of the North Fork, some of the first things we do on a water job like a recent one in Mattituck, include taking a visual inspection, multiple moisture readings in the air and building materials such as drywall and wood framing.  We check the moisture levels in the air as well.  

A main task is removing moisture in the air, when the humidity levels are too high.  Our equipment does this rapidly!  We repeatedly test and retest the surfaces and air through the job to ensure that moisture levels are within acceptable ranges.