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Pumping out basements

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Pumping out basements Pumping out water from basement

While Sandy is fresh in the mind of every American, it's far from the first storm to cause flooding in basements in our Country. Losing electrical power can lead to basement flooding if your sump pump only uses electricity. That increases your chance of damaged stored items and mold growth. Plus, staying warm becomes a challenge as the temperature drops and you can't turn on your heater.

"If you don't have any power in your house and you have water in the basement, you shouldn't be in the house," says the  Fire Department Chief, who says safety is the foremost issue.

If your basement is flooded with water from the storm, the first order of business is drying it out.

Don't go in the basement if it floods and you have power.

 Once you're ready to tackle the basement, it's time to call us (516) 742-1008. 




When damage strikes, be ready! Install the SERVPRO App

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When damage strikes, be ready! Install the SERVPRO App Commercial business flood water carpet drying restoration

SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Get a Free Emergency Ready Preparedness Kit:

       Call (516) 742-1008

Don't risk demolition of your property after fire.

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don't risk demolition of your property after fire. Clean up Fire damage

    Sometimes we think that we can save money by doing remediation or restoration work from a fire without contacting SERVPRO. This is a big mistake. Lets look at this case.

   "They treat me as if I've done nothing," says homeowner facing city-ordered demolition.

    Mr.Farden, 68, said that since the fire city officials determined the house was 80 percent damaged. He's spent about $10,000 to buy building supplies and fix up his house. "I've done a lot of work on that house to clean it up, and they treat me as if I've done nothing," he said.

   At SERVPRO of New Hyde Park / Mineola, we understand the frustration. We hear it every time in fire/water emergencies. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home to pre-fire condition.

What happened to Mr.Farden?

A judge ordered that the house be demolished. Workers have been removing asbestos from the house, and the city has requested bids for the demolition.

Don't wait, calling will save you stress and money.

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I have mold in my house,what does it mean?

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation I have mold in my house,what does it mean? Mold on house kitchen

      Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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 remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 516-742-1008

I have smoke damage in my house after a fire.

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage I have smoke damage in my house after a fire. Soot damage after fire

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of New Hyde Park/Mineola will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
516-742-1008

 

Restoring Commercial Properties

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Commercial Properties Water damage at commercial building warehouse

Flooding and water damage events commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re 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 many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of New Hyde Park/Mineola - 516-742-1008

 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 http://www.SERVPROnewhydeparkmineola.com

Help! I have water in the attic

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

The damage to your home or business due to flooding in the attic can be devastating, but the water will also go through the ceiling into all levels below the attic of your home or business. Keep in mind that if building materials stay wet for a prolonged period of time, the once water damaged attic, that could have been dried in three days or less, can become a mold damage attic. 

From the not so big to the very big water or flood damage, let us help you get back to whole again. Our highly trained staff is qualified to deal with flooding, black water and more.   Exposed water pipes and non insulated pipes located in the attic or exterior walls are particularly prone to bursting. 

Call (516) 742-1002 immedietly

What questions will I answer when calling for water damage?

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What questions will I answer when calling for water damage? What can I do?, I have water damage

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.


We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of New Hyde Park / Mineola has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.


What to Expect


When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.


Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:



  • Your name and contact information

  • Your insurance information (if applicable)

  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business

  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?

  • What caused the water damage (if known)?

  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?


24/7 Phone Ready to Help
Call Today  (
516)742-1008

Storm or Flood Damage?

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm or Flood Damage? Flood home water damage

We specialize 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.


Resources to Handle Floods and Storms


When storms hit Long Island, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.


Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (516-) 742-1008

Flooded basement, now what?

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooded basement, now what? Flooded basement

A 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 New Hyde Park 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 - 516-742-1008


If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.


The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of New Hyde Park/Mineola and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.


We are Flooded Basement Specialists:



  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week

  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques

  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment


Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 516-742-1008


www.SERVPROnewhydeparkmineola.com