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Glen Cove Office Water Damage Restoration Services

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying floor SERVPRO Glen Cove / Jericho understands how important your business is. Let us help you out.

Choosing Our Inspection and Water Damage Restoration

Large Loss recovery teams like ours must respond fast when water disasters occur in office buildings. We have multiple tools capable of managing effects on a grander scale, such as several inches of water across the busiest areas of the structure. 

How Did the Damage Occur?

Starting water damage restoration in Glen Cove offices means first identifying what caused these problems in the first place. Office settings have several plausible routes to this kind of threat, which can include:

  • Leaking pipes
  • Leaking HVAC
  • Broken fixtures
  • Flooding
  • Damaged sprinkler system

Containing Water Migration

Offices are often known for their wide-open layouts, which can be a challenge when this building floor is contending with migrating moisture. We must work fast to contain these disasters with physical barriers, extractors, drying tools, and other equipment in our inventory.

Can You Keep Your Doors Open?

It is important to consider how to keep your doors open to your customers after a loss. When you can isolate the cause of the water damage and contain its spread, it is feasible that portions of your business can continue to operate while cleanup gets underway. If you can limit the restoration area to a few offices or a part of your work floor, operations can continue during the recovery, even at a smaller capacity.

Services You Need Right Away

There are specific steps that are necessary to start as soon as possible that have the greatest impact on the functionality of your office building. One of these services is controlled demolition. When burst pipes or similar circumstances occur within structural cavities, there is little to slow the spread of this water beyond drywall in vertical wall systems and a drop ceiling assembly with its respective tiles. We can collect and discard damaged materials to allow direct access to the damaged plumbing to ensure its prompt repair. 

Water damage restoration for an office building requires fast action and the right tools to overcome widespread loss effects quickly. You can count on our Large Loss team to help when disasters strike. Call our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team at (516) 671-1919.

Why Must Flood Damage Get Addressed Fast in Glen Cove?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Family on roof of house in a flood Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for fast and efficient service.

SERVPRO Provides Fast, Efficient Glen Cove Flood Damage Restoration Services

Any unmitigated water damage in your home can become an issue. However, floodwater brings a new level of danger due to the possible contamination involved. Not only is there concern about damage to building materials, but your structural elements may also get impacted by floodwater coming into your Glen Cove home. Why call in a team like SERVPRO? Because we act fast and get the job done safely and effectively so you can get your life back to normal.

Why is SERVPRO best for initiating flood damage cleanup in Glen Cove? We understand the benefit of timing and all of the steps involved to achieve drying goals, and we take safety very seriously. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster - arriving quickly to begin the assessment so that water removal services and drying may begin. The quicker we begin, the easier it is to lessen exposure time and overall project costs. 

Our Green Fleet Comes Fully Stocked

Not only will you have highly-trained water restoration technicians (WRT) on-site, but we will arrive with all of the technology and tools for the job. Some of the equipment we use most often for flood damage projects include:

  • High-pressure pumps – With these pumps, our crew can easily extract water from underground structures like parking garages and basements due to the high-lift capacity.
  • Self-priming extractors – This heavy-duty equipment is ideal for handling solids in any standing floodwater in your home. Powered by diesel or gas, these pumps can handle thousands of gallons of water each hour. 
  • Drying equipment – Our drying arsenal runs the gamut from industrial fans to powerful dehumidifiers to help our team reach our drying goals.

Flood damage is unpredictable, but our team at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is available 24/7 to give you peace of mind that the job gets done right the first time. You can reach us by dialing (516) 671-1919.

How Can SERVPRO Neutralize My Home’s Unpleasant Fire-Related Odors?

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector Fires of all sizes can cause smoke and soot damage. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Your Neighborhood SERVPRO in Glen Head Uses State-Of-The-Art Tools to Eliminate the Unwanted Smells of Fire Damage. 

When fire ravages your Glen Head home, it leaves smelly airborne particles that eventually settle and coat surfaces throughout your residence. These troublesome remnants of house fires generally produce persistent foul smells that can prove quite challenging to neutralize. With the right equipment, however, it is possible to rid your home of these unpleasant reminders of a fire. High-quality services like SERVPRO employ all the latest advanced gear to treat your home’s fire damage effectively. Our technicians utilize specialized equipment that rapidly removes impacted air from your interiors and filters out odorous particles.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Fire-Polluted Air from Your Home?

As one of the most well-equipped fire damage restoration companies in Glen Head, we use all the latest air moving and filtering technologies to remove fire-polluted air from your residence quickly. The primary devices we employ to do this are:

  • High-velocity box fans that quickly push fire-polluted air out of your home
  • Advanced air movers that swiftly draw in and push out impacted air, exchanging it for fresh air
  • Innovative air scrubbers clean dirty interior air by filtering harmful gasses and odorous particles out of it

Additionally, our technicians employ HVAC cleaning systems, which have agitators, a strong vacuum, and a filtration network, to clean up and prevent airborne particles from spreading. All this works to remove contaminants from your home’s interior air. This cleaning is just the first step in eliminating fire-related smells from your residence and returning your property to its pre-fire condition.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Neutralize Remaining Smells?

SERVPRO professionals use additional tools and measures to counteract, mask, or seal off odors remaining after their initial ventilation procedures. These actions make your home smell more than it did before the fire in Glen Head. Some of the tools and techniques we do this with are: 

  • Vaportek systems that neutralize smell-emitting particles with aerosolized natural oils
  • Ozone generators to counteract odors with ozone gas
  • Injection devices that put deodorants in impacted upholstery and carpeting
  • Thermal foggers to neutralize or mask foul odors with aerosolized deodorants
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers that seal and deodorize difficult-to-access areas in your home

Most times, these efforts are highly effective in handling the unpleasant smells of fire damage. They often do away with these annoying reminders of fire events and make your home fit to live in again.

Harmful Compounds Are Removed

As a concerned neighbor, SERVPRO is dedicated to your safety. We focus on removing the toxic and other harmful products of combustion from your home as quickly as possible by using specialized expertise and tools. Fires can strike anywhere, anytime, and often when you least expect them.

It is crucial to have your fire damage remediated by trained professionals for all these reasons.  

Returning a house to its pre-fire condition involves much more than restoring physical damage and cleaning visible residues off surfaces. 

Remember, if a fire ever damages your residence, call a local service that cares about your safety and is dedicated to your satisfaction. Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for assistance.

Can SERVPRO Help With Building Repairs After Flood Damage?

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

houses in Flood Flooding quickly causes flood damage. Contact SERVPRO right away for water removal and remediation services.

Glen Cove Homeowners Are Concerned About Home Repairs After Flood Damage.

People living in Glen Cove know that the fall and winter can be cold and wet. Inclement weather can cause a surprising amount of damage to homes in the local community.

Floods pose a clear danger. Water can quickly enter through doors and windows, wreaking devastation within the house. Flood damage in Glen Cove causes disruption and distress to residents. Thankfully SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is on hand to clean up and get your home looking "Like it never even happened."

Can I Protect My Home From Flood Damage?

Although SERVPRO is available 24 hours, you want to avoid flood damage if possible. There are some things you can do:

  • Check your doors and windows regularly and make sure they are in good repair
  • Look out for broken or leaking gutters and downpipes and get them fixed immediately
  • Make sure your yard gradient directs water away from your home rather than toward
  • Consider making some sandbags for use in an emergency – research how to fill and stack them before you start
  • Keep an eye on flood alerts so you know when bad weather is coming

If you spot a leak, a broken tile, or a gutter needing cleaning, take care of it at once. It is too late to repair your home when a flood warning comes, so take action now.

What Can Flood Water Do To My Home?

Floodwater can damage both your home and your belongings. Textiles such as carpets and drapes can quickly take on water. Photographs, art canvases, and books can quickly become waterlogged. Wooden furniture can warp and swell depending on the severity of flood damage.

Water can damage the home structure. For example:

  • Soaked and damaged drywall
  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Water-damaged HVAC systems
  • Broken door and window panes

Which home repairs can SERVPRO help me with?

Our team will help with a wide range of repairs, including:

  • Removing and replacing drywall and wallpaper and repainting walls
  • Fixing hardwood, linoleum, tile, or marble floors
  • Mending a damaged roof
  • Plumbing and electrical services
  • Repairing or replacing carpets

Sometimes, we may need to find specialist contractors to help us. This is advantageous for you because you do not have to search for contractors yourself. We only work with specialists we trust, and you can rest assured that we supervise their work at all times.

We know it is a shock to see your home damaged by floodwaters. Leave it to us to find the right contractors for your home repairs.

What About The Rest of The Cleanup?

There is more to flood damage remediation than house repairs. Our team will also take care of your contents, such as furniture and documents. We will advise you what to keep and trash, and we can clean and restore your items.

Our technicians will use fans, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry your home and belongings and return them to their pre-damaged condition if possible. We use a range of moisture meters and probes to monitor drying and ensure the moisture is at an acceptable level. We also take care of deodorizing your home so that it smells clean with no trace of dampness.

For help repairing your home after flood damage, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

Steps for Drying Drywall After Water Damage in Your Jericho Residence

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

water damage SERVPRO knows no lengths when it comes to water damage in your Jericho home.

Here We Walk You Through The Steps of Your Jericho Water Damage.

A leaking pipe can cause the drywall in your home to get damp. The porous material of the drywall can absorb moisture rapidly and wick it up into the wall. The wetness can spread behind the trim, bleed under baseboards and saturate insulation. Although drywall is not load-bearing, its condition still affects the surrounding structures.

Soggy drywall can turn into a food source for mold colonies. To deal with the water damage in your Jericho residence, you can hire SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRTs). You can take these following steps to prevent the situation from getting worse:

  • Stop the source of the leak immediately.
  • Remove paintings and wall hangings from the affected walls. If the walls have wallpaper, it may be necessary to remove the paper.
  • Check the wall or ceiling insulation. Remove and dry the insulation beginning from the ceiling to the floor. If the insulation is soaked, you can dispose of it.
  • Remove baseboards and molding to ensure that the drywall has proper ventilation. This can prevent moisture from getting trapped behind the molding and baseboard.
  • Increase circulation of air in your home by opening doors and windows and blowing fans on the damp arrears until the walls are dry.

Spotting damp areas on wall surfaces is easy. However, it is difficult to determine if the drywall below the surface is wet. It is impossible to rely on the eyes alone to identify subsurface damage. Our technicians use thermal imaging cameras to find the moisture problem. If there are only one or two layers of paint on the drywall, it cannot interfere with the dry-out process of the wall surface. However, if a wall has high-gloss enamel, vinyl wallpaper, or more than a single layer of wallboard, it can take longer to dry.

Our SERVPRO technicians have expertise in drying any wall. We can establish an initial environment for satisfactory drying. Our team can manipulate temperature and humidity levels to create optimal drying conditions. For instance, we can place air movers and dehumidifiers near the surface of the walls to dry them before mold sets in.

If the walls do not dry effectively, we can drill holes into the surface to help airflow in the space between the wall studs (cavity). When air flows into the cavity, the rate of evaporation increases, and this expedites drying. Our technicians can also improve drying efforts further by using portable heaters to warm the surface of the walls.

If a water leak has caused your drywall to get damp, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can help you dry the affected walls thoroughly. Call us any time at (516) 671-1919 for drying services in Glen Cove, Glen Head, or Oyster Bay. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Proper Dehumidification during Water Mitigation in Glen Cove Businesses

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

water dripping from ceiling Water damage? SERVPRO's IICRC trained team can come to the rescue!

SERVPRO Eases Water Restoration for Glen Cove

Most of the items in your Glen Cove office are made from diverse materials with different vulnerabilities to moisture. Some swell, stain, smell, or rust when kept in a high-moisture environment. Including a sound dehumidification plan in your water mitigation efforts is essential since it effectively removes moisture trapped in materials and the air.

Dehumidification can be a final step during water mitigation in Glen Cove properties, or you can incorporate it right from the beginning. The process works best with other procedures, such as enhanced evaporation by setting up air movers within the property. Our SERVPRO technicians help assess the dehumidification requirements for your property.

Crucial considerations for dehumidification:

  • The grains per pound rating of the equipment used
  • The dehumidification technology equipment uses
  • The temperature levels in the house

Dehumidification is a modification process that helps water mitigation by changing moisture physically and then transporting it away from the wet structure. Two primary technologies are used to facilitate this process. A device can use chemicals to draw in moisture from the air or use temperature changes by cooling the air to the dew point allowing the water to condense into a liquid. Devices that use chemical processes are known as desiccants, while those that rely on temperature changes are called refrigerants. 

GPP Rating

The level of vapor in the air is measured in grains per pound. On the other hand, the speed of vapor flow through materials is measured in grains per hour. Understanding the implications of GPP rating is essential when choosing dehumidification equipment for successful water mitigation. SERVPRO has IICRC-certified Structural Drying Technicians who readily understand these technical aspects, thus choosing the right equipment and balancing them with other restoration steps such as temperature control.

How heat affects water restoration:

  • Heat boosts the air's capacity to hold water
  • When cooled, air releases moisture leading to condensation
  • Heating wet materials break vapor barriers

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho expertly manages all aspects of water mitigation, dealing with any damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (516) 671-1919.

SERVPRO Has Tailored Cleaning Products to Restore Your Glen Cove Home Safely

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used on water damaged area; flood cut along wall Black Water from flooding is contaminated and requires removal using safety equipment and the right air movers and dehumidifiers.

Relying on Potent Cleansers for Flood Recovery in Glen Cove

Depending on how flooding occurs in your Glen Cove home, you could have your household introduced to a wide array of bacteria, contaminants, and other threats. As detrimental as this might initially seem, our professionals have become trained in biohazard recovery and various cleaning niches to provide a confident and thorough approach to a flood loss incident on your property.

Much of our success in this industry niche focuses on having the right equipment, personnel, and products to remove flood damage from Glen Cove homes. As homeowners believe that they can address the cleaning needs of their home after a flood loss, many property owners do not realize how hazardous lingering moisture and an elevated concentration of microbes on a surface can become. For this reason, our team relies on the dominant line of cleansers, disinfectants, and sporicides SERVPRO has developed to maintain a competitive edge in the field.

Because mold damage can develop and spread within 48 hours, our water restoration technicians and our remediation specialists can apply antimicrobial solutions to structural elements that could become affected. Natural flooding can often require many directly exposed surfaces to be removed and replaced, but disinfecting supports and framework can help make this reconstruction effort faster and more cost-effective. Antimicrobial solutions can stall the development of mold colonization and eliminate present mold spores on contact.

Even when contamination is not a constraining factor, our cleaning products like hardwood oil and cleanser can help restore the slight sheen to hardwood that years of foot traffic and the recent water loss incident have helped to dull. No matter what your home needs, our SERVPRO professionals have the potent product that can help.

Our professionals have extensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in the niches of flood and water loss recovery. With our impressive line of customized cleaning products, our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (516) 671-1919.

What Can Homeowners Do About Mold in Glen Cove?

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growth along wall SERVPRO is your choice for remediating mold damage. Call us today!

SERVPRO Provides Mold Removal Services in Glen Cove

When mold and mildew become an issue in your home, you may be tempted to grab some bleach and a scraper and go to work. That can cause more damage. Your best option is to call in the professionals.

Mold Remediation

Mold spores are everywhere. They only become a problem when they encounter water and grow. That is when you need mold removal in Glen Cove. Once our certified technicians are called in, they do a scope to determine the moisture and mold source. Once that is done, they then get started:

  • Removing water –Any moisture they find gets discarded, which is crucial to prevent mold from returning. Our IICRC trained technicians may use sponges and extraction wands at this stage.
  • Wiping down surfaces– Dry sponges are used to wipe mold from surfaces. Anti-bacterial cleaners get used to remove thicker and wet layers to help break them up.
  • Check for mold damage– The hyphae, or root-like structures of mold spores, can penetrate porous surface areas. Soda blasting and other agitative methods can remove the mold. 
  • Using sprays or foggers to kill remaining colonies. 
  • Treating surfaces– Anti-bacterial and antifungal agents are used to sanitize the area.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho provides mold removal services in Glen Cove. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 for more information on our restoration services.

We Have The Expertise And Equipment To Restore Your Glen Cove Home After A Fire Disaster

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke damage in the ceiling of this Condo needed immediate restoration. We are available 24/7 so we showed up right away and began restoration.

Content Recovery After Fires in Glen Cove Homes

With so many divisions of our team, we work to address multiple facets of fire loss recovery in your Glen Cove home simultaneously. With an extensive roster of restoration specialists, all with training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have the expertise and equipment to not only overcome the damaging effects within the house but on the contents of this residence as well.

Content recovery and management are vital components of the comprehensive recovery solutions that our team has after fire damage in your Glen Cove home. With varying severities of damage based on the proximity to the ignition of the blaze, various personal belongings can require different levels of care and restoration from our trained team. With a full inspection of the damaged property, our professionals can get to work on earmarking which items, furniture, and contents must get removed or stored elsewhere to protect them from the spreading effects of the fire loss incident.

Our SERVPRO contents department has multiple approaches to return your fire-damaged belongings to their previous condition. In many cases, removed items require cleaning, deodorization, and possibly even drying before they can get safely stored in our facility. We keep items protected in a vault within a climate-controlled warehouse until the time comes that they can get returned to your restored house.

In some cases, items do not need to get entirely removed from the premises but are stored on-site in a safe location unaffected by the spreading damages. In these situations, our SERVPRO professionals must also address the individual needs of the items, such as focused cleaning and deodorization efforts. Still, they are there to get returned to their original positions upon the completion of the restoration process.

Fire loss incidents can make a mess of your home and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team has the expertise and equipment to provide premier content management during this emergency to keep your belongings safe and protected. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (516) 671-1919.

Removing Waste Caused by Flood Damage in Glen Cove – Call SERVPRO

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water Mess On Floor Having an issue with flood damage in your Glen Cove home. Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Infectious Waste Removal in Glen Cove

Flood waters can rage through a community in Glen Cover in minutes, bringing debris and infectious waste into your home or business. Many consumers are overwhelmed by the flood waters and immediately begin cleaning their houses and contents without considering the danger of the floodwaters' potentially infectious waste.

SERVPRO provides flood damage clean-up services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. Whenever flooding occurs, the floodwaters pick up a variety of organisms, There may also be methane and other sewer gases present. Sewers often back up into basements introducing pathogens into the home or business.

While it is tempting for consumers to dig in and begin cleaning up their homes after a flood, SERVPRO urges consumers to protect themselves. In addition to the infectious waste, slips and falls and danger from electrocution from live circuits are also present.

We train SERVPRO technicians to safely and carefully remove infectious waste, disinfect all contents and structure, clean your home safely, and provide the assistance you need. We also follow local and state guidelines regarding the safe removal and disposal of contents exposed to floodwaters. Our building services team can also provide restoration and repair solutions to return your home to the home's original condition, "Like it never even happened." We look after the coordination of tradespeople to complete plumbing, electrical, drywall, and finishing work to make your home whole again.

Our services provided by SERVPRO include:

  • Biohazard remediation and cleaning
  • Flood restoration and repair
  • Cleaning up after sewer backups

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for flood damage services. We cover Glen Cove and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Our Technicians Discuss What Is Involved In Our Water Damage Restoration Process In Glen Head

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Contact Us Sign SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to help you cope with longstanding yet unexpected water damage.

What To Expect From Professional Water Damage Remediation In Glen Head

When you notice signs of harm caused by water in your Glen Head home, it is possible the problem has existed for some time. Supply and waste plumbing lines are concealed behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings. Small leaks eventually turn into significant losses. The response required to return your home to pre-water loss condition might prove to be more complicated than first believed. Our team has the experience to assess and respond appropriately.

It is not uncommon for an owner investigating a minor leak to discover significant water damage in their Glen Head home. The extent of harm to flooring or cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom can be extensive, with pockets of water trapped under fixtures or entrenched in several layers of subflooring. Often secondary damage such as mold growth flagged by its distinctive smell is your first alert of severe water troubles.

SERVPRO helps with the aftermath of this unwanted surprise. Our technicians master a variety of courses from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in preparation for assisting residential property owners with water damage and structural drying.

Our technicians employ sensitive moisture meters and thermal imaging to locate the hidden water damage. Removing toe kickboards allows SERVPRO crews access to the areas under vanities in bathrooms or cabinets in kitchens to expose spaces where water pooled. We use powerful wanded extractors to reach and remove the puddled water and use research-based psychrometry (drying) strategies to pull moisture out of porous materials such as subflooring, wooden cabinets, drywall, and framing.

The IICRC-approved Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course completed by some of our crew readies SERVPRO employees to achieve the balance needed among the elements of air movement, temperature, and dehumidification that results in efficient moisture reduction. We periodically check the moisture concentration in the structural components and fixtures during the drying process to ensure the materials eventually return to normal levels.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to help you cope with longstanding yet unexpected water damage. Call us at (516) 671-1919 to have an experienced assessor review the scenario.

The Need for Rapid Commercial Fire Restoration in Glen Cove

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

After Fire Soot With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Fire Restoration for Glen Cove Business Owners

Fire damage can interrupt your Glen Cove business for weeks or even months. Fires impact every business element like the building, tools, supplies, products, and people. Taking the proper steps after a fire incident can help recoup costs and re-open your business on the right foot. SERVPRO ensures that smoke and soot cleaning is done on time so you can resume business operations as soon as possible.

Fire restoration professionals help Glen Cove business owners secure and move any salvageable valuables. Computers and other electronics or documents may be prone to further damage from the fire residues, so salvaging and documentation are essential steps. We work closely with your insurer to guide you in proceeding with the claim. The insurer might want to inspect the items, so we wait for their approval before we begin restoration.

Various Damages Fire Can Cause

  • Soiling from smoke and soot
  • Moisture or chemical damage by fire suppressors
  • Damaged finishes from charring

Cleaning Residue Stains

Smoke and soot damage escalates quickly, and if given time, it causes yellow stains on walls. The acidity in soot begins to tarnish or stain metal within hours. If no measures are taken in weeks, the soot permeating building materials leads to corrosion.

SERVPRO considers the different types of surfaces when cleaning soot from walls and ceilings. Some sections may require dry cleaning methods where we use a sponge to wipe. On the other hand, surfaces with oily soot residue respond effectively to wet cleaning methods with a high-alkaline detergent.

Methods of Cleaning Walls and Ceilings

  • Wet cleaning
  • Wiping with dry cleaning sponges
  • Peroxide active cleaning
  • HEPA vacuum cleaning

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho uses various methods to clean and deodorize surfaces and items damaged by smoke and soot during fire restoration. Call us at (516) 671-1919. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

We Have The Equipment And Expertise To Restore Your Glen Cove Home After Flood Damage

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Room We are available 24/7 to handle all your restoration needs. Please don't hesitate and call us right away to prevent further damage.

SERVPRO Strategies for Water Removal after Flooding-Related Power Outages

Extreme weather has many consequences, including loss of power and property loss from heavy rains, and building damage. When flooding enters your residence or commercial building, it is crucial that the removal of the water occurs quickly and thoroughly. If flood water lingers inside for even a few hours, progressive damage to structural components and content increases the devastation and the expenses for restoration.

A challenge these property owners face is how to remove the water pictured when flood damage in Glen Cove causes power outages. Sump pumps without battery backup cease evacuating water when the electricity goes out, exposing them to the same risk as buildings without a sump system. Wet vacuums need a plug-in and are not designed to remove the enormous quantities of water flooding can deposit in a basement or lower level.

SERVPRO plans for electrical outages during flood water removal by investing in equipment that uses alternative energy sources. The risk of electrocution in a wet basement filled with appliances as pictured is also significant, driving home the need for a safer way to get the water out of the flooded property.

Submersible pumps are highly efficient in diverting floodwaters out of a property. SERVPRO uses gas-power models that require no electricity, although other types use extension cords to gain power from an outside generator. Our crew members closely monitor the pumps, ensuring they are positioned beneath the water and moved deeper periodically if necessary during the project. We follow local regulations when disposing of the floodwaters exiting through attached hoses.

When the water level is less than two inches, SERVPRO turns to truck-mounted extraction units. Our service vehicles stock both water removal devices and power generation options to clean up remaining water despite electricity shut-offs that last hours or even days or weeks. The wanded extractors we use are powerful but flexible enough to get into tight places where water might be hiding.

SERVPRO can complete structural drying using our alternative power generators for the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers we employ to transfer absorbed moisture into the air as vapor. Our decades of experience in flood remediation means we know how to get the job done even when external factors like a power outage make things more complicated.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho has the expertise and equipment to manage flood water removal needs even when the power grid is down. Call us day or night at (516) 671-1919 for rapid recovery from a water disaster.

How Do Homeowners Get Mold Out Of Their Glen Cove Homes?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Mold On Wall Near Outlet SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

Call SERVPRO to Remove Mold Colonies and Return Glen Cove Homes to a Safe Condition

So Why SERVPRO Restore My Home? Glen Cove homes need more than a pump sprayer of bleach, a scrapper, and a can of paint. SERVPRO has extensively trained personnel and a deep inventory of cleaning and antimicrobial agents and industrial-grade equipment to remediate mold and the effects it has on area residences.

Is Remediation the Same as Eliminating Mold?

No. In their inactive state, mold spores are very common and can be found in every home. Mold remediation in Glen Cove is needed when spores come into contact with water and begin to grow and expand throughout the house. Once called to a residence, our technicians quickly inspect for the location of the mold and the source of water, then get started with their process:

  • Wipe down surfaces – They use dry sponges to wipe the mold off surfaces. For thicker and wet layers of mold, technicians use a mild anti-bacterial cleaner to break them up for easier removal.
  • Remove water – Our teams dry up every drop of water they can find near the mold. Once they remove it with sponges or extraction wands for more significant amounts, the active spores dry up and return to their inert, harmless state.
  • Examine surfaces for mold damage – Spores can extend root-like structures called hyphae, which penetrate drywall, wood, and other materials to use as food sources. To remove these colonies, technicians use sanders to remove a thin surface layer to get to the mold. For drywall, they have to replace compromised panels.
  • Application of sprays or foggers to exterminate spores and colonies

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can do for your home here or in Glen Head, call us today at (516) 671-1919. We are here for you.

A Safe Plan for Fire Damage to Glen Head Residences

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of Humans in Bubble with Fire Background SERVPRO not only wants to assist with your fire damage clean up, but wants to insure your safety.

We Want to Help You Every Bit of the Way Through Your Glen Head Home Fire Damage.

Knowing how you and your family should respond to damaging emergencies that occur in your Glen Head home can help to maintain safety during this crisis. It can be easy to become overwhelmed and panicked. Still, a well-rehearsed plan of action can help to protect your property and its occupants. This system of response must include not only the roles of individual family members but also the best solutions for restoring these harmful effects to your house. 

Many effects after an emergency become part of the overall fire damage to Glen Head residences. From soot residues to widespread odors, there are multiple layers of symptoms that must get addressed to return any property to its pre-damaged condition successfully. While the focus of any emergency plan should be the safety of those involved, we at SERVPRO know that there are some things that you can add to protect specific belongings and areas of the property in the earliest stages of recovery. 

Both during and following a fire loss incident, here are some things that our SERVPRO professionals urge focused homeowners to do or consider: 

  • Find a safe place where all family members can meet, an adequate distance from the house. 
  • Do not make content protection a priority during the fire; get out of the house, and ensure everyone else has. 
  • During damage assessment, seal off unaffected or slightly damaged areas of your house to prevent these effects from getting worse. 
  • Remove all damaged or compromised contents from your property. Our professionals have advanced tools and equipment for recovering your fire-damaged belongings. 
  • Most homeowners are aware of changes to the appearance of their property – these looks can indicate a need for reconstruction, cleaning, or item removal. 

Fire recovery efforts require many different approaches, from extensive cleaning to deodorization. If it ever becomes too much for you to handle or manage on your own, you can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho specialists. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

Common Hidden Issues That Homeowners Realize After Water Damage in Jericho

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Living Room Under Water Water can cause secondary damages in flooring and furniture. Call SERVPRO to restore your home correctly, the first time.

Addressing Hidden Issues after Water Damage in Jericho

Whether it is a pipe that bursts or another amenity that releases water into unwanted areas in your Jericho property, you are likely to experience widespread issues immediately after the incident or long after the cleanup process. Water affects different types of materials, and it might take time before you realize all areas that it affects negatively. 

The point of origin of the spill can determine the outcome of an incident of water damage in Jericho. Water spilling from a high point such as the ceiling or a room upstairs can affect many contents, including electronics, upholstery, and other furniture. Reducing the period of exposure for such items can minimize the damages caused. Our SERVPRO technicians use plastic sheets to create containments over contents preventing severe damage. We also extract water fast from affected areas using water extractors and other sophisticated equipment. 

Floor materials such as asphalt tiles maintain a good bond with concrete even after water damage, so cleaning the white or gray areas on the surface should be enough. However, such tiles or the glues used may contain asbestos, so it is essential to follow proper safety procedures during restoration. We certify our SERVPRO technicians in handling hazardous materials, so they should restore your property without any difficulties. For wooden subfloors, warping and other forms of deterioration might complicate the restoration process, so we use non-penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture levels in the subfloor before embarking on restorative processes. 

If the water from the incident affects furnishings, problems such as spots, cracking, and weakening of joints can develop. Such problems mostly affect upholstery and wooden items. Our SERVPRO technicians can refinish affected items. However, we evaluate the repair cost compared to replacing the item first, ensuring you get the most cost-effective solution.

When there is a water loss in your Glen Cove, Glen Head, or Oyster Bay property, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho to assist. You can reach us at (516) 671-1919 at any time.

We Get You Back In Business After A Fire In Glen Cove

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

Wall After Fire At SERVPRO we have the expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

Commercial Fire Damage in Glen Cove? We Are Here to Serve You 24/7/365

“Ring. Ring.” Answered sleepily, “Hello?” “Yes sir, this is the fire department, can you hear me?” Long pause. “Uh-hm.” Then, “I’m with the City of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department. We were given your phone number as the emergency contact. Our crew just responded to a fire at your place of business.”

When the phone rings in the middle of the night with bad news from a caller, you can only hope it is the wrong number. Unfortunately, if you are the contact person and the address of the Glen Cove fire damage matches your business location, it may be a long night.

Hurrying out the door, your family reminds you about the photos of the space and inventory saved on your external drive. That’s good and all, but as you drive to the office at 3 a.m., you wonder if the fire engulfed the whole building. Is your inventory gone? If forced to close for cleanup and restoration, how much will it affect the lives of your employees and customers? What will it cost? You do not have to handle all of this alone. SERVPRO answers the phone 24/7/365. We are here for you.

When you call, we immediately take all your information. Within hours of a fire, we can communicate with your insurance company to provide detailed information about the damage and losses at your business. We respond quickly. And be assured we discuss your primary concerns with you within the first few minutes on the job site.

If you have fire damage to your commercial property, SERVPRO knows it is never a convenient or easy thing to handle. Whether your emergency occurs in a restaurant, retail store, or office building, our team has the tools and technicians to mitigate the damage and manage the project through to its completion. You can be confident in us because we have experience with fire recovery dating back to 1986. We have helped thousands of customers get their business back on track after fires ranging from large commercial spaces to high-rise apartment buildings of New York City.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho works closely with your insurance to manage the paperwork and complete the cleanup and restoration process to your satisfaction. We have successes with properties throughout Brookville and Oyster Bay. Call us at (516) 671-1919 when you need us because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Handling Mold Damage in Glen Head

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Wall Mold with Plug SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho rapid response team is available 24/7!

SERVPRO Focuses on Safety When Providing Mold Remediation Services in Glen Head

Mold exists in Glen Head homes, as a matter of fact. When you look for mold, you can probably find it in A/C ducts, closets, attics, and basements. When mold spores find a place to colonize and spread with the correct environment, they can become a significant threat to your health. Even before mold moves throughout your home, call a certified crew to help you detect it and take the necessary mold remediation steps to protect your family.

In Glen Head, mold damage detection and remediation is a job for our certified staff at SERVPRO. Looking closely for the sources of mold existing in the home, we inspect the furniture, fixtures, and structural elements to detect atypical growth and thwart it. Our efforts focus on the visible signs of mold and those the naked eye does not detect, including its smell. Using air content meters, we can quantify the mold’s presence and take action accordingly. Some of the equipment we employ to manage mold in a house or condo include-

  • Air scrubbers to help us capture airborne mold particles.  
  • HEPA filters to remove microbes traveling throughout the home
  • Foggers to spray anti-microbial solutions that permeates porous textiles and all surfaces

To complement our efforts, we also wipe down surfaces and check the ventilation system for mold presence. We can also paint your walls with a specific type of paint that helps retard mold growth and adds a layer of protection to your home.

It doesn’t matter whether you just detected mold in your home or it has been growing for years without your knowledge. As soon as you learn of its presence, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho at (516) 671-1919. You will not regret your decision, and your home will feel “Like it never even happened.”

If Your Glen Cove Department Store Suffers Flood Damage, We Can Help!

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Get Efficient Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Glen Cove Department Store

Department stores have a significant stronghold in American consumerism and are the anchor stores of shopping complexes and malls. They provide consumers with various services and products in a one-stop shopping format. Flash flooding can cause water to enter your department store. It can lead to significant financial losses if consumer goods such as furniture, clothing, home appliances, housewares, toys, hardware, and cosmetics, among others, get ruined.

The floodwater can also ruin the floors, walls, and other structures. If there is commercial flood damage in your Glen Cove department store, you need experienced restoration specialists to return the establishment to its previous condition safely and quickly. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in flood damage restoration. We take immediate action to minimize any negative impact on commercial property and the health of the people who work in it. We provide efficient flood cleanup services to make the destruction seem “Like it never even happened.” The steps we take to restore a commercial property include:

  • Assessing the damage
  • Our technicians walk through the premises with the business owner to inspect the damaged areas and prepare a scope of work for approval.
  • Writing a detailed flood remediation estimate.
  • After getting an approved scope of work, we write an estimate for the flood damage cleanup.

Water Extraction

If you approve the estimate, our experts can proceed with the water extraction process and removal of damp contents for disposal or salvaging. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) use portable or truck-mounted pumps to remove standing water. Floodwater can enter the basement of your department store quickly, and it could contain mud and other debris. We can remove the items in the basement that have not sustained damage, take them to the upper floors and then remove the sludge and floodwater.


Standing floodwater and flooded damp materials are breeding grounds for microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and mold. These microorganisms can cause health problems to the people working in the department store long after the flooding incident. We use EPA-registered disinfectants to prevent microbial growth.

Drying of the Flooded Space

Our technicians set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers in the building to ensure that the entire structure dries appropriately. The machines must run continuously for several days. Our crew monitors and documents the drying conditions of a building regularly. We write readings for temperature, relative humidity, and moisture content and evaluate them to see if drying goals are reached.

Removing Odors

Floodwater can bring unpleasant odors into your department store, and they can affect the shopping experience of your customers. At SERVPRO, we use different strategies to deal with flood odors, including pairing agents and odor removal equipment such as air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators.

With many years of experience in flood damage restoration, the team at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho possesses the capacity and knowledge to complete challenging projects. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 for immediate help.

What Might Interfere With Fire Restoration at My Glen Head Home?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Wall being cleaned The first step to resolving fire damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho.

SERVPRO Helps Glen Head Homeowners with Equipment and Skills to Tackle Fire Damage

Inconveniences from property fires in Glen Head vary greatly depending on the source or the response mounted after the fire. The inconvenience is greater if you cannot carry out proper restoration since you continue enduring problems such as bad odor and deeply soiled surfaces. The structure and contents also continue deteriorating, increasing the overall costs you have to bear. 

You can request help from a professional to ensure fire restoration at your Glen Head home progresses unhindered. Professional teams like SERVPRO are better prepared since restoring properties affected by fires is part of our daily work. 

Some Issues That Interfered with Restoration Include:

  • Lack of equipment
  • Limited skills
  • Emotional attachment to the loss
  • Limited workforce

Restoring fire damage takes everyday actions like cleaning, demolition and rebuilding, and odor management, among others. However, accomplishing these processes takes special skills and equipment. For example, cleaning soot from unique surfaces such as acoustic tiles without ruining them is not easy. Also, removing destroyed structural materials can lead to unnecessary destruction of otherwise salvageable materials. Better skills and equipment eliminate these challenges easily. Our SERVPRO technicians use Peroxide-Active cleaning when dealing with delicate surfaces like acoustic tiles. Blast cleaning with a medium like sodium bicarbonate simplifies cleaning unfinished surfaces like trusses, frames, and joists.

Human Factors in Fire Restoration

Sometimes the fire restoration of your home might take longer, not because there is a technical problem. Human factors such as limited help from the people around you can delay the process. Also, if you are over-attached to the damaged possessions, you may have difficulty completing the restoration. SERVPRO provides several technicians to tackle various tasks, thus expediting restoration. Our decisions are also based on technical evaluations or advice from other professionals such as insurance adjusters. 

With help from SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho, you get practical solutions for any obstacles that would hinder fire restoration. Call us at (516) 671-1919. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does the Source Affect Fire Damage Restoration Processes in Glen Cove Properties?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

After Soot in Commercial Kitchen Don’t let fire damage overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho.

Examining the Source in Glen Cove Properties Helps SERVPRO Resolve Fire Challenges

Although it may not seem so, a fire can start in any section of your business premises. Various things you use in your daily operations increase fire risk, including waste materials, solvents, and heat-generating objects such as machines. Apart from causing unexpected damage at your Glen Cove premises, different fire sources also influence the work you need to do to restore the premises.

In many cases, the fire source determines its intensity, thus influencing the fire damage restoration procedures undertaken in Glen Cove properties. Since fire can be contained in good time by the fire department or an internal suppression system, intensity is not always high. Other factors related to the source can still affect restoration. An experienced restorer like SERVPRO can help you address any challenges that arise.

Challenging Aspects Connected to the Fire Source Include:

  • Variations such as organic and synthetic residues
  • Heat levels which range from scorching to smoldering
  • Residue spread patterns

The combustion process affects materials to different levels. Incomplete combustion results in residues like soot. While soot appears as a standard black residue, its chemical properties differ depending on the burnt material. Therefore, if a fire is caused by malfunctioning electronics or other appliances made of plastics and other synthetic materials, the resulting soot is not the same as what would be produced by waste papers igniting. Soot from synthetic sources tends to be wet and smeary, thus difficult to clean.

Fires Are Hotter or Colder Than You Expect

To most people, a fire is just a fire. However, during restoration, the unique fire characteristics stand out and can impact the process. For instance, the temperatures involved as various materials ignite, affect the cleaning difficulty. Scorching temperatures result in turbulent air movements, forcing residues to collide with vertical surfaces like walls leading to splattering and penetration into the substrate. Such residues require a greater cleaning force. That is why our SERVPRO technicians use rotating brushes to agitate such surfaces. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can conduct fire damage restoration addressing any challenging issue, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (516) 671-1919.

How Do Water Restoration Companies Help Glen Cove Homeowners?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Broken Pipe Contact SERVPRO to effectively tackle the water damage in your home. Call now!

SERVPRO Cleans, Refinishes, and Deodorizes Water Damaged Homes in Glen Cove 

Many water leaks originate from supply pipes or wastewater disposal systems due to broken joints, burst pipes, or failed fittings. In many cases, you may need help restoring your Glen Cove home. However, you might have a hard time determining which professional to engage.

The level of water intrusion drives the choice of water restoration companies for Glen Cove homeowners. If a leak is discovered in good time and the supply is turned off at the mains, the water released might be minimal. A plumber can fix the damaged pipes and leave you to handle the cleanup. Extensive leaks require the intervention of professional restorers like SERVPRO.

The Processes Water Restoration Companies Handle Include:

  • Water removal
  • Cleaning
  • Decontamination
  • Deodorization

The ease with which water spreads from the leak source can fool you into thinking that extracting it is very simple. In many cases, the water seeps into structural materials and contents requiring special skills or tools. While the plumber has the skills to fix damaged pipes or other fittings, restoring regular water flow, only a water restoration company like SERVPRO can handle water removal decisively.

The Comprehensive Water Removal Processes

The intruding water causes material deterioration, soiling, and even bad odor. Therefore removal must address all these issues to restore preloss conditions. Robust moisture control is at the center of any removal process. Our SERVPRO crews have state-of-the-art equipment such as truck-mounted or weighted water extractors, which aid the process in different ways, including having sufficient vacuum lift or weight that squeezes out water from porous materials like carpets. Dehumidifiers are also crucial in managing humidity levels.

Cleaning affected areas before or during water removal deals with issues like staining, odors, and general soiling. Trained water restoration teams incorporate cleaning in removal processes, especially during extraction since we have specialized equipment that can heat water, mix it with detergents and agitate surfaces. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho precisely delivers what you want when looking for water restoration companies, thus addressing any problem you might be facing, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (516) 671-1919.

Removing Floodwater From Glen Cove Basements

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Neighborhood If flood waters wreak havoc on your property, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Glen Cove.

Fast Extraction and Drying Are Needed in Flooded Glen Cove Basement Levels. 

It is vital to mitigate loss after a flood. When water finds a path into your basement, it can be hazardous to the structural integrity of this area, for potential contamination, and the risk of damaging stored contents and personal belongings. Our fast response can help to protect your property. 

The Intrusion of Water 

With the violence and power of flood damage to Glen Cove homes and their basement levels, it is vital to have experienced professionals ready to respond with mitigation and emergency services. Our licensed contractors can identify the penetration point for water and work onboard up and temporary repairs so that extraction and cleanup can get underway. Common vulnerabilities include: 

  • Foundation
  • Masonry
  • Window Access
  • Main Floor Infiltration

Water Removal Services 

One of the key elements of flood recovery for damaged basements in the area is removing standing water. Infiltration can leave several inches of pooling throughout the entire lower level, sometimes more, that must be rapidly addressed with a combination of extraction devices from our inventory. Wet vacuums and submersible pumps make up the bulk of flood removal needs. 

Drying Surface Materials

Because basements vary from one house to another regarding their function and appearance, several materials can be impacted by standing water and spreading moisture. Finished basements are easily the most destroyed by substantial water damage, and our SERVPRO team arrives with air movers, dehumidifiers, portable heaters, and other tools to provide efficient drying of surface materials. 

Flood damage can encompass many areas and items within your home, so professionals must act fast. Because flooding moves quickly away from the entry point, many places require the attention of our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team to mitigate loss and prevent more significant harm to the house. Our technicians can help with 24/7 rapid response when you call (516) 671-1919.

How Does Deodorization Work in Fire-Damaged Glen Cove Homes?

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

Burnt Kitchen Cabinet Don't be a victim of fire damage. SERVPRO of Glen Cove is only a call away.

Specific Steps Are Needed to Overcome Smoke Odors in Fire Damaged Glen Cove Properties. 

Fires are among the most challenging situations for restorers to overcome. Even after cleanup, lingering threats like harsh odors are an additional obstacle for experienced SERVPRO professionals to overcome. 

Reducing the Severity of Open Air Smells

Fire damage restoration in Glen Cove homes can involve hundreds of cleaning and recovery decisions. When the time comes to address harsh smells throughout the property, this process begins with reducing the impact of smoke odors in open environments. Air filtration can often be one of the most direct methods for reducing harsh smells, but fire debris removal can also help. 

Treating Porous Materials

Surfaces can hold harsh smoke odors. Painted drywall and other portions of ceiling and wall assemblies can allow smoke particles to absorb into the surface's pores and keep noxious smells. Even with surface cleaning tactics to remove soot and smoke residues, the odor itself might be a lingering threat to the property. When the wall is getting repainted and refinished, it is often beneficial to utilize bases like the odor-sealing paint primer in our inventory. This does not neutralize trapped odors but blocks the pores from allowing these smells to escape with changing atmospheric conditions in the future. 

Deodorization Strategies for Full Neutralization 

After much of the counteractant work has occurred with cleaning surfaces and removing debris, the full deodorization of remaining open areas and affected materials begins. Neutralizing odors involves several types of environmental cleaning, which can include:

  • Thermal/ULV Fogging
  • Ozone
  • UV Cleaning with Hydroxyl Machines

Restoration professionals must provide specific deodorization strategies after smoke, and fire damage threatens homes. The movement of smoke particles and offensive odors after combustion are formidable obstacles for restorers, so our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team arrives with several products and tools to help. Give us a call at (516) 671-1919.

Main Focuses of Water Restoration in Glen Head Homes

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

Water Mold Damage On Wall SERVPRO of Glen Cove's technicians are here for you 24/7.

Knowing the Objectives of Water Restoration in Glen Head Properties Shows The Advantage of Professional Services. 

While it might seem tempting to consider DIY restoration after water damages, this is rarely feasible or advisable. Experienced professionals like ours can mitigate loss and ultimately save customers money over attempting this drying on your own. If moisture gets missed, secondary effects like mold and microbial threats could become costly developments.

How Does Standing Water Get Removed? 

Water restoration companies in Glen Cove homes must first focus on standing water and pooling. Several inches of water can put immense pressure on exposed building materials, exposing the vulnerabilities of these structural elements to become overly saturated.

How Can Trapped Moisture Get Evaporated?

Water that becomes trapped in porous building materials and contents can be another focal point of our restoration professionals. The longer that water is caught in these materials, the more damage it can do. After prolonged exposure, elements like subflooring and wall assemblies become heavily structurally damaged, ultimately requiring replacement. We have special drying tools to help prevent this:

  • Drying mats
  • Carpet wands
  • Weighted extractors
  • Positive/negative pressure

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs? 

In an effort to return properties to preloss condition, some degree of build-back and reconstruction is often needed. Because our SERVPRO team has a contractor license, we can complete the demolition and the repairs in-house to save customers time and money on this phase of the restoration process.

There are many reasons that one might wish to pursue water damage restoration companies with the expertise and training that our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho roster has. We are accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to be leading water recovery specialists. Call today at (516) 671-1919.

SERVPRO is one of the Highest Rated Mold Removal Companies in Glen Head

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

"Call our team" SERVPRO will get to the root of your mold problem and work to eliminate and prevent further growth. Call us today for assistance.

Professional Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Can Save Glen Head Homes From Extensive Damage

Spotting bathroom or attic mold in your home isn't something you should ignore. The best way out of this situation is to hire professional mold removal companies like SERVPRO of Glen Head. Our restorers have the right tools and training to get the job done safely and efficiently.

SERVPRO is one of the few mold removal companies in Glen Head that has IICRC certified experts with years of experience handling similar jobs. As mold can cause health effects, safety is crucial during restoration. SERVPRO techs adhere to the IICRC S520 mold remediation guidelines to ensure the workers' and occupants' safety.     

What type of Mold Remediation Chemicals are Used by Professionals in Glen Head Homes?

SERVPRO techs use chemical products at various stages of the mold remediation process. While detergents might be used during the cleaning process, chemicals such as antimicrobials and fungicides prevent the regrowth of mold on cleaned surfaces. 

Many chemicals are used as disinfectants to control the growth of mold in Glen Head homes. Some of these chemicals include-

  • Chlorine
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats)
  • Phenolics
  • Formaldehyde

Why do SERVPRO Techs Prefer Quaternary Ammonium Compounds? 

Quaternary ammonium compounds, quats for short, are among the safest biocides that are very effective in killing mold. SERVPRO techs use several formulations based on these compounds during mold remediation. Another advantage of quats is that they are non-corrosive and can be used on a variety of surfaces without harming them. 

If you have any mold remediation or removal questions, reach out to mold specialists at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919. 

SERVPRO Offers Premier Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration to Glen Cove Homes

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

fire in business If you need a company you can trust, call SERVPRO today for any of your water or fire damage remediation needs.

How do SERVPRO Techs Combat Odors After the Smoke and Fire Damage to Glen Cove Homes?  

Successful elimination of odors after the fire and smoke damage to your Glen Cove home is contingent on the restorers using the right approach during deodorization. Therefore, it is critical to hire restorers like SERVPRO who have the experience, tools, and training to get the job done efficiently. 

Technicians at SERVPRO understand that combating odors after the fire and smoke damage to your Glen Cove home involves meticulous planning and spot-on execution. We use several deodorizing techniques and tools depending on the type of fire and the extent of the smoke damage. 

How Does Thermal Fogging Neutralize Odors During Smoke Remediation of Your Glen Cove Home? 

SERVPRO technicians use thermal fogging in your fire-damaged Glen Cove home to neutralize odors of smoke and soot particles that are lodged in tough-to-reach spots. The thermal fogger is equipment that generates a fog of a powerful deodorizing agent with the help of heat. 

The technicians can recreate conditions under which the smoke particles initially penetrated the surfaces using a thermal fogger, increasing the deodorization efficiency. Once the deodorizer reaches small cracks, pores, and fibers, it neutralizes the odor-causing particles. 

What are the Advantages of Thermal Fogging Over Other Deodorizing Methods? 

Thermal fogging offers several advantages over other deodorizing methods, including ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging. Some of the benefits include-

  • Produces deodorant particles as small as 0.5 microns enabling them to penetrate deeper
  • Removes odors from a variety of surfaces, including walls, floors, and fabric 
  • Faster than ULV fogging

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 with any questions regarding fire damage restoration. 

Can SERVPRO Handle Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming in Glen Cove Homes?

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes Frozen or burst pipes can be a real problem in your home, call SERVPRO for assistance right away.

Need Assistance to Deal with Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming in Glen Cove? Call SERVPRO  

The risk of frozen pipes and ice damming in your Glen Cove home increases when temperatures plummet below zero during winter storms.  During a storm is not the time to deal with a burst pipe or a ceiling leak resulting from ice damming.   

SERVPRO professionals are just a call away to help you address the aftermath of frozen pipes and ice damming in your Glen Cove home. Our technicians are available 24/7 to help prevent the water damage from turning into a disaster.  

Why do Ice Dams Cause Ceiling Leaks in Glen Cove Homes?  

Ice dams can promote water damage to the ceiling of your Glen Cove home resulting in leaks requiring professional restoration by SERVPRO experts. The ice dams form when the heat collected in the attic warms up the roof and the accumulated snow melts. The water freezes and forms a solid ice dam as the eaves are still cold. As the snow continues to melt, the meltwater backs up behind the dam and starts to flow under the shingles, causing leakage requiring water damage restoration by SERVPRO techs.   

SERVPRO’s Advice for Preventing Ice Dams From Forming in the First Place 

It is possible to prevent ice dams from forming if you take some simple steps suggested by SERVPRO techs to take care of your roof-

  • Rake the excess snow from your roof 
  • Insulate your roofs with closed-cell spray foam, filling the space between the rafters 
  • Improve the ventilation in the attic to keep the roof cold

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 to discuss your water damage issues with our restoration experts. 

Why Do Glen Cove Kitchen Cabinets Sometimes Need Removal During Water Mitigation?

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

Call now! Water damage to your kitchen is a job for IICRC certified technicians of SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every project.

SERVPRO Techs Use Advanced Methods for Water Damage Remediation in Glen Cove Properties

Glen Cove kitchens are a frequent site for water damage. The amount of appliances that use water and the plumbing makes it a prime place for leaks and other issues. When the need for water cleanup occurs, the cabinets are frequently part of the issue.

During water mitigation in a Glen Cove kitchen, SERVPRO technicians use their equipment to find all water locations within the worksite. Many homeowners make a mistake when they have water under their cabinets by cleaning out the cupboards and opening the doors, expecting them to dry. This can lead to seepage into the subfloor and bigger issues because the problem is underneath, and this requires that the toe kicks get removed for proper extraction. Another contributing factor is that laminate and other floor types often get installed around the cabinets rather than underneath, creating a perfect environment for seepage. The techs bring portable pumps with long-reaching wands to get underneath and remove as much of the moisture as possible.

Other actions during water cleanup include:

  • Scoping to determine the scale of the water damage in the kitchen
  • Use of infrared cameras to "see" areas of water collection through temperature changes
  • Determination through inspection to see if cabinets can remain in place or require removal 

SERVPRO technicians avoid removing cabinets and fixtures whenever possible during the restoration services; however, sometimes, it is necessary to ensure the walls and floors attain drying goals. The drying equipment used standardly are air movers; however, to force air directly underneath the cabinets through the removed toe kicks. SERVPRO techs create tubing using heavy gauge plastic and utilize specialized drying equipment such as the Injecti-Dry system to target these areas with warm, dry airflow. In cases where the cabinet interiors deteriorate due to moisture exposure, the technicians may need to remove the structures to dry the backing walls and flooring underneath.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 brings professional water mitigation to Glen Cove kitchens for restoration services available 24/7.

What Type of Water Damage Restoration Mitigation is Needed in Glen Head Homes After a Water Tank Failure?

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

Man looking at leaking water heater When your water heater start leaking water, you need the help of SERVPRO. Our water damage specialists are here for the help you need for your home.

SERVPRO Helps Extract Moisture, Perform Water and Remove Deteriorated Materials Damage Repairs as Needed in Glen Head Properties

The average size water heater in a Glen Head home runs between 30 and 55 gallons. Stored in the tank, it does not look like a lot of water; if the tank fails and releases the water, many gallons on the floor can look daunting for where to even start for the water clean up.

When SERVPRO handles water damage removal in Glen Head homes, the technicians act quickly to trace the path of the water and begin the extraction process; when tens of gallons of water get released suddenly in a home, the placement of where the tank plays a role in where the water goes and the areas of the house that received the damage.

Suppose the tank is in a utility room on the bottom level of the home. In that case, there is nowhere for the water to drain off, and the subfloor often gets saturated, requiring removal of the carpet, tile, or another flooring type so the substrate can get dried. In older properties, the tank may be located in a crawlspace or attic. In the cases of a crawlspace, encapsulation may be needed to dry it out and prevent further moisture buildup. Attics can ruin the insulation and ceiling below from the drip-through of the water. SERVPRO technicians can handle all of these situations with their knowledge and experience.

Once the water gets extracted and the affected areas dried, the techs scope the rooms again to ensure no signs of moisture remain and the property verifies as attaining drying goals. The extensive restoration training of the technicians enables them to: 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 works to support the Glen Head community with their professional water damage restoration services.

Can SERVPRO's Fire Restoration Methods Save Furnishings in Glen Cove Homes?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire sign Post-fire damage is a hard task to handle. SERVPRO fire damage restoration techs have the equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Techs Have Advanced Applications for Assisting Glen Cove Properties to Recover After Fire Damage

The first time a homeowner sees their Glen Cove home post-fire damage, it can seem overwhelming. Favorite pieces of furniture and items with sentimental value can be covered in soot and smoke residues. It is vital to engage professional fire cleanup to ensure that the property owners have the best outcome for reuse rather than a destination for disposal. 

Glen Cove residents rely on SERVPRO for fire restoration services because they know the technicians have extensive training for handling all types of cleanup post-fire. One of the main ways DIY cleaning ruins items is by using the incorrect cleaning method of the smoke damage present. For example, a hardwood end table may have escaped heat and water damage from the fire and extinguishing efforts, then get ruined beyond the restoration point due to a homeowner using the incorrect cleaning application on the furniture.

Careful Inspection is Paramount

The technicians know how to inspect the furniture and determine if it is structurally sound and the nature of the smoke damage removal needed. In some cases, the piece may require refinishing for reuse, but it will not have any signs of the previous fire damage or associated odors.

SERVPRO technicians never guess when handling the removal of smoke damage. They use both visual inspection and testing to determine the residue types present and the materials that make up the surface getting cleaned. Solvent-based cleaning agents may be necessary to remove some types of residues, but this type of solution may be too harsh for some surfaces, and another type of method needs to get used. The top-level cleaning methods used for soot and smoke damage on furniture are: 

  • Dry cleaning
  • Wet cleaning
  • Immersion
  • Agitation

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 brings professional fire restoration to Glen Cove properties. The trained, certified techs are available 24/7.

Is it Okay to Let Mold Damage Sit in Your Glen Head Home?

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Never Let Mold Damage Go Unchecked in Your Glen Head Home! SERVPRO Can Help You! 

The world has been a strange place, and for many people, their finances have been struck hard over these past two years. Many homeowners have delayed repairs to their homes to focus on other expenses that are not foreseeable. However, it is never a great plan to wait it out when it comes to microbial growth. 

Finding mold damage in your Glen Head house can be alarming. Let's say the water supply line to your washing machine had been slightly leaking for a significant period. By chance, you discovered mold on the wall behind your washer when you were doing a deep cleaning of your home. You may be tempted to leave it for now, but here are a few reasons why you should not: 

  • Mold impacts the organic materials of your home, such as wooden framing 
  • Active mold spores can spread to other areas of your home if agitated 
  • Mold can cause health effects 

Leaving mold to sit in your home can have dire consequences for your home. Here at SERVPRO, we can come to your home and help you remove the colony, so your home does not suffer more damage and wrack up expenses. We work fast, use advanced technology, and our technicians are experts. While remediating, we can: 

  • Section off your laundry room so mold cannot spread during remediation 
  • Use advanced technology, such as air scrubbers, to catch airborne spores 
  • Use antifungal agents to help prevent regrowth
  • Reinstall drywall and use scent neutralizing priming paints 

Our purpose is to leave your residence appearing like it did before you found the colony. 

Mold damage does not go away on its own! Act fast and call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by phoning (516) 671-1919. We can help you today! 

Commercial Glen Cove Water Damage Restoration Services Near Me?

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Handle Commercial-Sized Water Damage Restoration Jobs in Glen Cove

When it comes to finding restoration services appropriate for your commercial-sized property, SERVPRO is here to help. Let us say you are the owner of a pasta sauce manufacturing facility, and the machine used to clean and sanitize your jars caused a massive water leak onto your property. Fortunately, there is no job that is too large for our technicians. 

When it comes to cleaning up local Glen Cove water damage, SERVPRO uses advanced technology to get the job done right at the initial time. Furthermore, we base our schedule around yours because we know every day your factory cannot run is a massive loss to your revenue and production. No matter what time it is, or if it is a weekend, our doors are open for you. 

In the case of the facility mentioned above, SERVPRO could supply an entire team of highly qualified water damage restoration experts. Our first goal is always to get the standing water out of the building and then to address water damage. We can use superior technology, such as industrial wet/dry vacuums to remove the water and then dehumidifiers, axial fans, and air movers for the drying process. 

From this point, it is a lot easier for a professional you hire to look at your machine and repair it so that another spill does not occur. Our goal is to get in fast and get out fast while also giving you top-of-the-line service. Never fear when water damage strikes your property, we're here for you!

Do not wait if you need commercial water damage restoration. Speak with SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by dialing (516) 671-1919. We want to make you feel "Like it never even happened." 

Where to Find Glen Cove Flood Damage Restoration Services?

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage home Storm and flood damage mitigation is no easy task. Call SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified technicians handle all the work.

SERVPRO Can Help You Remove Flood Damage From Your Glen Cove Home! 

Living in an ocean-side state, such as New York State, can bring some intense storms to your front door. Furthermore, these weather events can suddenly shift and change, causing more rainfall than expected. While it is possible to be prepared for a particularly nasty storm, sometimes your home cannot avoid damage. 

If your home sustains damage during heavy rainfall, reaching out for professional Glen Cove flood damage restoration services is crucial. There are many ways a storm could cause water to get inside of your home, but for this example, let's say rushing rainwater leaked in through an open basement window. It is easy to forget that a window is a jar, and it happens more often than you might think. 

SERVPRO can travel to your home with urgency in mind. We do our best to operate despite the weather and fulfill our promise that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. The earlier you call us, the quicker we can arrive. 

Many basements are unfinished. Imagine that your basement is also incomplete and that you are primarily using it for storage. Rainwater rushing in through an open window can: 

  • Soak stored boxes of possessions
  • Damage furniture, such as extra chairs and table extenders 
  • Damage the structure of your home, such as the wooden framing 

Once there, SERVPRO can begin by removing furniture, possessions, boxes, and other stored items. Your boxes can be transported to our facility and then remediated. Afterward, our technicians can repack them in new boxes and store them on site until the restoration is finished. 

On-site, our expert technicians can remove the standing water with advanced technology and then remove impact insulation. We can set up flood drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and floor drying mats before we bring your belongings back to your home.    

If you need storm-based flood damage restoration, act now! Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by dialing (516) 671-1919. We're available for you.  

Who Can I Hire For Glen Cove Fire Damage Restoration Services?

10/10/2021 (Permalink)

house fire Home fires cause a lot of stress. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish. Fire damage restoration is a job for us.

SERVPRO Can Give Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services to Your Glen Cove Property! 

Experiencing a fire in your home can be one of the most stressful situations a homeowner can face. Not only are the flames burning and creating debris out of your possessions, but the fire also leaves ash, soot, and smoke behind. Many people do not anticipate just how much of a mess a fire can leave behind.

Fortunately, there are local Glen Cove fire damage restoration services nearby waiting to help you! Here at SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. No matter if the fire damage on your property is large or small, our team can handle it as swiftly as possible. 

Picture that the fire on your property was much smokier than you thought it would be. While the physical damage of the flames is quite low, what burned caused a lot of smoke to plume throughout your home. Unfortunately, smoke doesn't have a habit of staying where the fire started. It can billow through your HVAC system and spread throughout your apartment, leaving damage in its wake. Fortunately, here at SERVPRO, we're experts and remediate all aspects of fire damage. To rid your home of smoke damage, we can: 

  • Clean your HVAC system 
  • Use specialized odor-reducing equipment, such as thermal foggers or air scrubbers
  • Apply specialized cleaning products to impacted walls and furniture 

Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to helping you get your home back and return you to your everyday life!  

Don't hesitate when your property experiences fire damage! Speak with SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by dialing (516) 671-1919. We are available 24/7!

Where to Find Glen Head Water Damage Mitigation Near Me?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help You Mitigate the Water Damage in Your Glen Head Home!

Sudden water intrusions can happen inside of your home for many reasons. A leaking appliance or faulty plumbing can create a mess that is not easy to clean up. As an example, visualize finding pooled water in your unfinished basement as you go to do your morning laundry.

Finding such a mess can be incredibly overwhelming and, for this reason, calling for local Glen Head water damage mitigation services is the best thing you can do. Here at SERVPRO, our specialists are expertly trained and have access to top-of-the-line advanced technological equipment.  

For the situation of a flooded basement due to a malfunctioning washing machine, our technicians know just how to clean up the soapy water. We can use extractors or wet/dry vacuums to clean up the standing water quickly and then investigate if water has managed to creep into any unseen spaces with infrared technology. During the drying process, we can also use: 

  • Heaters
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air blasting tubes 

Our goal is always to get all traces of the excess water out of your home, and we do our best to fulfill this goal with every job site we visit. Air blasting tubes are beneficial for providing dry air to the cavities between walls. Furthermore, should we deem it necessary, we can also use antifungal agents to help prevent the development of active mold spores. When we leave your property, we hope to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened."   

Should you find your property in need of water mitigation services, act today! Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by dialing (516) 671-1919. We are water damage experts! 

What Can I Do When an Ocean Storm Causes Flood Damage in My Glen Cove Home?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO, Here to help Storm and flood damage to your home can be a hassle. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Can Help You With Any Size Flood Damage in Your Glen Cove Home!

Living on Long Island in New York State can put your home at a higher risk for intense storms than cities further inland. However, the people who live in such places understand that flooding is a distinct possibility during storm seasons. Responding swiftly and getting professional help to your property is the best way you can help ensure the longevity of your home. 

Fortunately, here at SERVPRO, our Glen Cove flood damage restoration technicians have a lot of experience. We use advanced technology and employ the newest techniques. SERVPRO always tries to be ahead of the curve, so you can know you are in the best hands when we help you. 

Storms can make it hard to reach your home during a sudden flash flood. Here are some things that we do at SERVPRO to help combat the weather and get to you quickly: 

  • Pre-pack our vehicles so we can go at the drop of a hat
  • Map out all possible routes and look for ones that are not impeded by flooding 
  • We can wait for the water to recede in the worst cases

Water naturally recedes after the storm begins to calm, especially when flash flooding is involved. While flooded streets may block our passage, it is still far better for your home if you call before the water leaves your property. We can have a team ready to go with an early call as soon as the weather changes.

During flash flooding, the ground or basement floors tend to be the hardest hit by the storm. We can use industry-grade equipment to remove the standing water from your home. It is likely that the water is extremely unclean and can even be certified as black water. In these cases, it is best to allow professionals to handle the water. We can use wet/dry vacuums to remove the water before we begin to clean and then set up drying equipment.   

If your home is struck by flood damage, act now! Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by dialing (516) 671-1919. We're here to help you!

What are Signs a Glen Cove Property Needs Mold Remediation?

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

mold spore Hidden mold will cause health effects. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in every phase of mold remediation.

SERVPRO Techs Have the Training and Experience to Handle All Sizes Mold Infestation Issues in Glen Cove Properties

One of the worst aspects of mold damage in a Glen Cove property is the propensity of mold to grow site unseen and spread. By the time the signs get discovered, the problem can be widespread and costly. 

SERVPRO has tips for catching the damage before your Glen Cove home needs extensive mold remediation. Homeowners can avoid many problems by making a checklist and inspecting their houses both inside and outside once a month. A few of the actions include:

  • Inspecting plumbing, supply lines and looking within cabinets for excessive moisture or leaks
  • Ensuring the grade outside the home directs water away from the property
  • Inspection of doors and windows and applying caulk as needed to seal areas water could potentially enter
  • Ensuring exhaust fans work well in the bathroom and attic

Common Signs of Mold Damage in Glen Cove Homes

One of the first calling cards of mold, before it is visible, is a damp, musty odor that does not dissipate. Walls or ceilings may show darkened areas or signs of deterioration, such as buckling or top layers shearing off. Tile or glue-down carpet may lose adhesion due to mold growth underneath. When mold colonies spread to the point they become noticeable; the mold may be white, green, black, or brown. 

Rely on the IICRC-Certified SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians to provide a comprehensive and lasting solution to mold infestations in your property.SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 brings years of experience and training to every Glen Cove mold remediation to ensure the best outcome. 

Is Glen Cove SERVPRO Available for Commercial Water Damage Cleanup on Weekends and Holidays?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs are Ready to Respond to Water Restoration Service Needs 24/7

When a Glen Cove business property needs commercial water cleanup services, one of the first questions the property owner usually has is how soon they can reopen for business as usual. 

Upon arrival for commercial water damage services in Glen Cove, SERVPRO technicians can quickly inspect the property and estimate the time frame needed for the restoration job. This enables business owners to plan for remote work and non-operational days. The techs create a detailed scope of the work plan, so each phase gets laid out, including drying times. 

Limiting Chaos During Glen Cove Water Restorations

If exposure to moisture can damage electronics, papers, or stored articles in a commercial property, SERVPRO techs move them to a safe space outside the work area. Other ways techs assist business owners are:

  • Coordinating with insurance agents to get approvals 
  • Creating a detailed report to assist with any insurance claims
  • Close communication, so the property owner is aware of each phase of the water damage restoration service

Professional Applications Make a Difference in the Outcome After Commercial Water Damage

The extraction equipment used by SERVPRO is more effective than a shop vac that the regular janitorial staff has on hand. The air movers and dehumidification units can capture and port away water vapor far more efficiently than traditional box fans. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 stands ready to help local Glen Cove business property owners with all kinds of commercial water damage cleanup and restoration services. 

Can Glen Head Fire Damage Restoration Work For Furnishings?

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged home Fire and soot damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We use EPA-registered biocides for every job.

SERVPRO Techs Have Comprehensive Training in Restoring Glen Head Furniture Post-Fire Damage

One of the most daunting things for a Glen Head homeowner to see after a house fire is the sheer amount of soot covering the interior. Since there are different types of soot, often in the same area, it is best to outsource the fire damage cleanup to a professional service.

SERVPRO has years of experience handling fire damage restoration in Glen Head properties. A big mistake that homeowners attempt is trying to remove soot from their furnishings. Applying a liquid to dry smoke can ruin the surface by driving the particles into the item rather than cleaning it. Also, scrubbing thick, stuck-on wet smoke can mar a surface. 

The technicians have extensive training in the proper removal of all kinds of smoke damage. The SERVPRO technicians have a systematic process that includes:

  • Testing residues to determine the type
  • Choosing the appropriate cleaning method
  • Ensuring no odorous soot gets left behind 

Hardwood furnishings and countertops may look as though they need to be removed; however, if these articles do not have heat or water damage, they can often have the potential for restoration and reuse by the homeowner. The technicians use their skills to assist Glen Head homeowners in realizing as few replacement purchases as possible.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 provides the local Glen Head community with fire damage restoration services. The trained technicians are available 24/7 to handle all types and sizes of damage from house fires.

What Is the Most Diverse Extraction Tool After Glen Cove Water Damages?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Many Extractors and Water Removal Tools Help With Mitigation, but Some are More Versatile in Glen Cove Homes Than Others. 

With any water damage incident, there is a finite timeline to do the best for the property before irreparable damage occurs. Our fast response to emergencies can get powerful extractors and other mitigation devices where they work best to save customers time and money.

Emergency Services and Water Removal 

Water mitigation for Glen Cove homes often focuses on the use of extractors and water removal tools. Because each damage incident can vary substantially, there is often a combination of available machines and extraction units like:

  • Submersible pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Truck extractors
  • Light wands
  • Wet vacuums

What Makes the Electric Submersible Pump Ideal for Extraction?

The electric submersible pump is one of the most heavily used extraction units for several reasons. The first of these is that it can run on a traditional power supply like portable generators typically required after substantial water damages. Its continuous and quiet operation allows it to manage thousands of gallons of standing water in areas of the house without losing prime or power.

Mitigation is easily one of the most important services that we can offer area homes after water damage. These initial actions dictate the time and money involved in the restoration process, so we carefully choose among our tools and strategies to maximize our production. You can reach our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team anytime at (516) 671-1919.

SERVPRO can assist with water & fire damage restorations in Jericho

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen Fire and smoke damage in your home is no easy task. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified and trained for all-size disasters.

Fire Damage in Your Jericho Property? Who are You Going to Call?

Even the smallest fire that ignites inside your house can cause extensive damage to your structural components and your possessions. Even if the flames themselves do not burn a significant amount of your contents and building materials, heat and smoke can still cause you issues. Soot residues or heat can ruin the surface of some items, and porous materials could become a source for burnt smells. 

If you ever get fire damage in Jericho, it is wise to ask for help from a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. We are located nearby, and we can offer fast 24/7 service. Our highly trained team of restoration professionals is qualified by the International Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program. If a fire causes you problems, we can utilize various forms of advanced technology to offer you the following services:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup
  • Smoke Remediation
  • House Fire Clean Up

When cleaning soot residues from your home, we always follow the following basic principles of cleaning:

  • Find smoke residues by carefully inspecting all affected areas.
  • Identify the type of residues by figuring out what got burnt during the blaze.
  • Identify the types of surfaces affected to determine the best cleaning method.
  • Capture all residues with rags, sponges, or a vacuum and remove them from the surface.
  • Properly dispose of the residues in sealed plastic bags to prevent cross-contamination.

If you ever notice soot residues on walls or ceilings in a different room than the fire started, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

How Are Hidden Moisture Pockets Resolved After Flooding in Glen Head Homes?

7/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Flood damage in your home means you need the help of SERVPRO. We use the latest equipment and technology for all disasters. We will help!

Migrating moisture can  Cause Substantial Structural Issues for Glen Head Properties. 

After flooding, your home can be devastated. While the focus is often on the damage you can see, all the water must get addressed. We have powerful tools and strategies to overcome trapped floodwater in area homes.

Identifying the Presence of Trapped Moisture 

With several tools and devices in our inventory to identify trapped water pockets in porous construction elements, flood damage in Glen Head homes can be more easily managed. While superficial damage and surface water concerns are quickly identified, these advanced devices are necessary for tracking moisture movement.

Drying Damp Pockets in Wall Systems 

Wall systems can be a point where water can collect and become trapped. Migrating moisture seeking a balance between damp and dry areas of the property can use porous materials and open space in wall systems to achieve this equilibrium. As a result, moist pockets are formed that can be identified with moisture meters and thermal imagery cameras. We have several methods for addressing these trapped threats, including:

  • Positive/Negative Pressure Systems
  • Flood Cuts and Centrifugal Air Movers
  • Wall Demolition and Axial Air Movers/Extraction

Water can easily become trapped in wall systems and structural cavities without the notice of the homeowner. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can help get these areas dried and restored to avoid damaging secondary effects like mold growth and degradation. Give us a call today at (516) 671-1919.

Commercial Mold Damage Restoration In Glen Cove

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technician Call SERVPRO for mold remediation services day or night at (516) 671-1919.

Mold Damage Restoration Can Require Soda Blasting Procedures

If moisture ever stays inside your Glen Cove breakfast diner for too long, fungi can develop on any of your building materials or contents that contain organic materials. If organic substances such as paper or wood stay wet for longer than 48 hours, mold damage could occur inside your place of business. A fungus only needs excessive moisture, an organic food source, the correct temperatures, and time to form and grow.

Anytime moisture gets left in an area inside your diner, naturally present spores could activate and cause your building to become contaminated. During mold damage remediation in Glen Cove, our SERVPRO technicians can utilize various specialized techniques and equipment to remove all contamination. Once a fungus forms, it starts growing in all directions, and it starts to release reproductive spores into the air. The spores can then float around the interior of your breakfast diner and contaminate areas that were previously unaffected by moisture or mold.

Once fungi have developed and are visible, our SERVPRO team's first step is to contain the affected room or rooms so that spores cannot spread across your structure. Then, we remove the fungal contamination from any of the affected surfaces inside your business's building. Next, we can use chemicals to help eliminate spores so that mold cannot form anywhere else.

Soda Blasting for Mold Damage Remediation

In some situations, the fungus could have grown deep into an item, and scrubbing and scraping methods do not prove effective. In these more severe cases, we can implement soda blasting techniques. Soda blasting removes contamination by spraying the affected region with pressurized baking soda. The process is somewhat abrasive, but it can be proven to be more gentle than sanding or other more abrasive removal methods. The baking soda also has properties that help neutralize any foul odors present within the contaminated items.

When running a diner, we know that cleanliness is one of the keys to being successful. For professional assistance with restoration services at your place of business, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 24/7. We can help you restore your company's building to the way it was before, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Remediation Services in Jericho

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Needs Professional Cleanup

Removing the residues left by a fire in your Jericho home is not a typical cleaning job. The skills needed are specialized, and the risks of managing the cleanup on your own are many. The incomplete remediation of a household fire can allow continuing deterioration of building materials and contents. Because the fire’s smoke and soot residues are toxic, returning to live in a home that still contains fire-related soiling also may cause health effects for you and your family.

Avoid the temptation to try to resolve the fire damage in your Jericho home as a DIY project. Our managers and technicians complete advanced courses from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification to prepare for projects like your household fire. Smoke and soot are the byproducts of fire, incompletely combusted building materials and contents, and they are corrosive to surfaces and significantly diminish air quality inside your home.

Protective Equipment Used During Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding to a fire scene. PPE shields against the toxicity of the fire residues and limits the spread of airborne and settled debris into unaffected spaces in your home. We often employ negative pressure air scrubbers to filter the air in work areas, containing the damage to smaller, more controllable sectors and venting contaminated air to the outdoors.

Soot Damage Cleanup

Our crews are familiar with variations in soot types -- generally dry, wet, and protein-based. SERVPRO vehicles carry different cleaners and tools that match up best with each kind of soiling. We also align cleaning methods that loosen and contain different soots for disposal. Failure to understand the characteristics of soot can worsen the situation. Smearing and spreading the toxic residues results when an untrained individual tries to use conventional cleaning approaches on fire damage.

Clearing the air of small, odor-bearing particles is nearly impossible without the right equipment and training. SERVPRO deodorization experts use a tiered system of deep cleaning, sealing, and chemical reactions to remove persistent fire-related odors. We have thermal fogging, ozone, and hydroxyl generating equipment available to eliminate, not cover up lingering odors.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to help homeowners clean up fire residues and odors professionally and permanently. Call (516) 671-1919 as soon as officials allow for fast, expert assistance.

Can Water Mitigation Efforts Save Cabinets and Other Assemblies In My Glen Cove Home?

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Our skilled technicians have the expertise and state of the art equipment to get your property back in order after a water incident.

Specialized Water Removal Services from SERVPRO Eliminate Any Stubborn Moisture Issues in Glen Cove

Water intrusion from burst pipes or even a leaking roof from storms can affect many assemblies, including the ceiling, walls, stairs, cabinets, and floors because the gravitational pull spreads water far beyond the entry point. The confinement of the assemblies adds to the challenge when you want to dry or remove wet materials.

The presence of moisture in confined areas can trigger many issues that diminish the functionality, comfort, or visual appeal of your house. With the right water mitigation efforts, your Glen Cove home can regain its preloss state. SERVPRO uses specialized cavity drying equipment simplifying moisture management in voids. We also use advanced moisture removal techniques such as setting up drying chambers.

Specialized Drying Efforts May be Necessary in Case of:

  • Emergency Services Water Damage
  • Burst Pipes
  • Ceiling Leaks

Water intrusion into enclosed areas presents unique challenges since access is limited when extracting or performing regular drying procedures. Finding a way to remove water with minimal demolition makes it ideal. With specialized cavity drying equipment, our SERVPRO technicians only need to drill small holes at the wall base to release water and circulate warm, dry air into the cavities quickening drying. With these systems, it is possible to manage the excess moisture absorbed by semi-porous materials such as those used to make cabinets, thus saving them from permanent damage.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho spares no effort when delivering water mitigation services. Call us at (516) 671-1919 for assistance that resolves any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Provides the Emergency READY Profile Plan to Keep Glen Cove Businesses in Business

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged wall Make sure to register with our ERP app. That way you’ll be ready if an emergency affects your business.

Businesses Need a Partner When Water Damage Strikes in Glen Cove

It is a rare commercial endeavor that can survive more than a brief closure because of water damage in Glen Cove. Whether you provide fine dining, groceries, overnight accommodations, office space, or any of a host of other goods or services for residents or visitors to the North Shore of Long Island, the devastation from water damage can lead to the closure of your business. Our team can help avoid this extreme outcome.

Water damage in Glen Cove can trace its cause to plumbing failures, appliance malfunctions, or external factors like storms or sewer backups. Regardless of how the damage occurs, business owners must seek professional assistance to remediate the consequences wholly and rapidly. We offer to work with you even before a crisis happens.

Emergency READY Profile Available from SERVPRO

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP) permits our experts to collaborate with you and your management team to prepare for a water disaster before it even happens. We send an experienced project manager to tour your business, sketching out a blueprint of your physical plant and gaining invaluable information about your operations. We evaluate your commercial space, looking for strengths and vulnerabilities in the event of a water or other disaster.

Expect us to offer practical suggestions on protecting documents, records, inventory, equipment, and more for the ravages of flooding or other water damage. SERVPRO can help you revisit storage strategies, systems, and other vital parts of your business to minimize the harm water damage can do. We also brainstorm with you after you provide us with data from the use of our mobile app.

Our app guides you to share with SERVPRO crucial information that helps us devise a digital plan to reverse the effects of a water disaster quickly. Let us know contact information about the vendors and contractors who helped build your business so we can reach out to them to return systems and equipment to optimum operations during restoration. Designate trusted employees or other individuals to act on your behalf if you are unavailable to make decisions during a crisis.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is eager to work with you to minimize disruption to your business in the event of water damage. Call (516) 671-1919 to schedule a walkthrough by our trusted management to begin work on your ERP.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Services to Prevent Further Flood Damage in Glen Cove

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

a sign that says high water and is partially submerged under flood water Sometimes flooding comes without any warning. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 365 days a year for water removal and remediation efforts.

Emergency Repairs to Prevent Further Flooding in Glen Cove Homes

Severe weather can strike with little warning, and with strong winds or torrential rainfall, the roof or exterior structure of your Glen Cove property could be at risk. When vulnerabilities or damages do occur during a storm, the likelihood of substantial damages like flooding becomes challenging to avoid. To prevent the situation from continually getting worse until the storm subsides, you should reach out to our professionals for our fast, 24/7 storm damage response team to help.

With storms that can lead to flood damage in your Glen Cove home, containment and stopping the spread of these effects throughout the property must become a priority once penetration points exist for floodwater. Our SERVPRO licensed contractors can address these concerns quickly and sufficiently by arriving at your property 24/7 with the expertise and the skills to board up or tarp over vulnerabilities in the construction of your house.

Boarding services are often necessary when windows, skylights, and other paned areas of your property have become damaged or entirely broken by debris or substantial storm activity. These points can often be direct exposure areas for rainfall and runoff to enter the property directly. Our SERVPRO contractors can utilize our immediate response to cover these vulnerabilities to prevent further penetration.

Tarping is often the ideal approach to temporarily address holes or damage to the roof of your home. While ultimately we can handle the reconstruction and the complete repair of these damaged areas of the property, the prevention of further flood water flow and runoff coming into the attic or ceiling area of the house is critical to begin vital mitigation work inside of the house. Once the storm has passed and the mitigation work nears completion inside of your home, we can work on a full-scale repair or renovation of the damaged portions of the property.

Many concerns exist amid a torrential storm that can damage your property, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho rapid response team can arrive quickly to help. We have both licensed contractors and IICRC-Certified recovery technicians to make flooding “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

Why Should Homeowners Involve Professional Restorers for Water Mitigation in Glen Cove Homes?

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water covering tile floor in a kitchen Is excess water preventing you from using your home? Call SERVPRO for effective water removal efforts right away.

It is Essential to Involve Reliable Restorers Like SERVPRO for Effective Water Mitigation in Your Glen Cove Home.

Even a minor roof leak can cause significant damage to your residence. Water can travel in hard-to-reach areas within a short period. Therefore, mopping floodwater and waiting for the surface to dry is not the best solution. Involve a reliable restorer like SERVPRO for a hassle-free mitigation process.

Drywalls, ceilings, among other surfaces, are made of porous materials. Drying these surfaces may require innovative technology to minimize the spread of flood damage in your Glen Cove residence. Therefore, it is essential to involve a renowned restoration company like SERVPRO immediately after the unfortunate event.

Several problems may occur when water gets into your business, including:

  • Water spots on fabric
  • Wood swelling and wrapping
  • Corrosion on metallic surfaces

How does SERVPRO reinstate dry porous materials?

Our technicians have decades of experience and groundbreaking equipment and tools. Since porous materials can hold water for a prolonged period, our restorers can use indirect-fired furnaces, which use heat exchangers to raise the temperatures in the affected building. That speeds up the rate of evaporation on porous surfaces and cavities, leading to drying.

When flood damage occurs in your Glen Cove home, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for an excellent restoration “Like it never happened.” Call us today at (516) 671-1919.

Can SERVPRO help with Fire Cleanup and Smoke Remediation in Glen Cove

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke damaged wall. Visible smoke damage around where pictures used to be hung Smoke damage is difficult to clean. Don't DIY! Call SERVPRO!

Need House Fire Cleanup in Glen Cove – Call SERVPRO

Homeowners in Glen Cove who have tried cleaning up after a small fire in their homes can sometimes make the situation worse. For example, grease fires on the kitchen stove produce an oily residue that can smear when owners attempt to clean items while using the wrong cleaning agents. Odors from the residue are further embedded in porous materials making it more challenging to clean and deodorize.

Why not leave the fire cleanup to the experts at SERVPRO in Glen Cove? Our first step after every fire is to make sure that the house and the occupants are safe. We inspect the fire damage and smoke damage, the distribution of smoke throughout the home, and whether the residues are oily in nature or light and fluffy.

We also assess the surfaces that need to be treated. Are they hard and nonporous, porous, or include fabrics? Each one must be treated differently based on the surface type and the smoke residues. Treatment may include:

  • Mild Agitation using mechanical action.
  • Medium Agitation using dusting cloths and cleaning towels.
  • Heavy Agitation using abrasive materials.
  • Absorption on delicate materials using absorbent powders and cleaning agents.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for fire cleanup services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Does SERVPRO Offer Water Mitigation to Customers in Glen Cove

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SERVPRO equipment  being used in water damaged room; flood cuts seen along walls Water damage mitigation sometimes require removing damaged drywall. But don't worry. SERVPRO makes it "Like it never even happened."

How Does Secondary Water Damage Mitigation Prevent Further Damage in Glen Cove Homes?

Whenever there is a water leak in your Glen Cove home, the water and moisture can quickly spread from the source throughout your house. Primary water damage to flooring materials includes delamination of carpet backing, swelling or buckling of hardwood floors, and metal surfaces begin to rust. If the moisture and water are not removed quickly, it can lead to secondary damage.

SERVPRO understands that you can avoid a great deal of primary and secondary damage with proper water mitigation action in your Glen Cove home. We respond within 4 hours of your call, and we are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Even if the water does not touch some surfaces, high humidity levels can cause secondary damage. For example:

  • Ceiling tiles can moisten and crumble.
  • Wallpaper softens and falls.
  • Mold and mildew can begin growing in warm and damp locations.

Our fast response water mitigation approach aims at preventing as much secondary water damage as possible by removing all liquid water and drying the contents and flooring materials as soon as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for water mitigation services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Removal Services to Commercial Customers in Glen Head

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Can SERVPRO Provide Mold Removal and Decontamination of Commercial Buildings in Glen Head?

The hamlet of Glen Head is part of the Town of Oyster Bay on Long Island, New York. Approximately 5000 people are living in the hamlet. There are 36 towns or hamlets that are part of Oyster Bay, and 6 of them have shores on the Oyster Bay Harbor. English and Dutch settlers came to the area around 1640. Glen Head and the surrounding towns and hamlets have grown and prospered over the years. Today there are many attractions for residents and visitors to the area to enjoy. A few are listed as follows:

  • Rottkamp Brothers Farm
  • Rocco’s Bakery
  • North Shore Farms
  • Young’s Farm Heirloom Tavern
  • Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
  • Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Prybil Beach
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • Glen Cove Cruises
  • Caumsett State Park
  • Glen Cove Salt Cave
  • Morgan Memorial Park
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
  • Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
  • Manor Park

Rottkamp Brothers Farm

They grow a wide variety of leafy greens, a variety of root crops such as horseradish and black radish, in addition to summer vegetables that include melons, tomatoes, and sweetcorn. Produce available at the farm varies with the seasons, so check often for available products. The farm has been operating since the 1970s in both New York State and New Jersey.

St. Rocco’s Bakery

Serving mainly Italian pastries in nearby Glen Cove, they also have bread, artisanal cakes and sandwiches, and coffee. During the current health situation, they offer curbside services. Masks are required.

North Shore Farms

North Shore Farms offers the look and feel of a grocery store, a farmer market, and a specialty shop all in one location. Shoppers can find prepared foods, staples, and specialty items. They are located in nearby Glen Cove.

Young’s Farm

The Young’s family farm has been operating since 1892, offering a wide assortment of fresh and prepared foods. They are located on Hedgemans Ln. in Glen Head.

Heirloom Tavern

The Heirloom Tavern is a homey pub on Railroad Ave in Glen Head offering bar plates to steaks and full course meals. During the current health crisis, they offer dine-in, curbside, and delivery services. Masks are required.

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center showcases the history of the Holocaust and the lessons learned through education and reaching out to the community. There are self-guided tours that need arranging in advance to maintain social distancing following current health guidelines. There are also docent-led tours in the children’s Memorial Garden.

Mold Removal, Inspections, and Remediation by SERVPRO in Glen Head

Containing mold infestations can be challenging, especially if HVAC systems are involved or if the mold infestation has become widespread. Mold needs warm temperatures, high humidity, and a food source. Mold infestations are often in unused rooms or areas ordinarily inaccessible where there is moisture from a leak in a pipe, condensation, or a leak in the foundation.

SERVPRO can assist with Mold inspections, remediation, and mold removal in commercial buildings in Glen Head. Our trained mold removal specialists can assess the situation to prepare recommendations on how best to proceed. If containment is required, our team can

  • Install containment barriers using plastic sheeting
  • SEAL HVAC vents
  • Establish clean rooms and decontamination rooms

Once contained, mold removal can proceed, removing porous materials, cleaning, and disinfecting as needed.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for mold removal services in Glen Head and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Never Let Flood Damage Fester – Call for Skilled Flood Restoration

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SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include storm damage. Don't let the moisture take over your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Handles Contaminants in your Glen Cove Home Carefully, Handling Basement Flooding Cleanup and More!

Storms come and go, often leaving behind the need for ceiling repairs from water damages or flooding in your Glen Cove basement. SERVPRO offers 24/7 water removal services because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

We have proven methods that allow us to handle various contaminants when you have flood damage in Glen Cove after a recent storm. Contaminants often present in floodwater includes:

  • Debris
  • Chemical waste
  • Vermin and insects
  • Viruses, bacteria, and more

Emergency services water damage restoration means calling in professional water cleanup as we offer here at SERVPRO. Our cleanup process includes:

  • Skilled IICRC-certified technicians wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • EPA-certified disinfectants
  • Rapid water extraction, including debris removal
  • Total drying, including flooring, subfloors, and areas behind walls and baseboards
  • Controlled demolition services to repair or replace various materials
  • Pack-out services, if necessary
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Complete deodorization and sanitization to ensure no harmful bacteria or musty odors get left behind

When you call (516) 671-1919 to reach out to us at SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho, you will have a crew at your door and ready to get to work on your flood damage in as little as a few hours. We ensure everything gets done right the first time, leaving your home Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Fire Restoration and Smoke Remediation After a Kitchen Fire

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

Smoke Damage and Foul Odors in Glen Cove Disappear Fast when you call SERVPRO for Fire Restoration Services

House fire cleanup includes a lot more than clearing out debris and putting up a new coat of paint. After a kitchen fire, you will have a great deal of stubborn smoke damage calling for professional intervention. SERVPRO is available to come out to your Glen Cove home to tackle even the toughest smoke residue as part of your restoration services.

We come to many fire damaged homes that have had a kitchen fire event. Part of our process for fire restoration in Glen Cove includes dealing with protein smoke and residue. Failing to address such smoke and soot results in lingering foul odors. Some of the deodorization equipment and products we may use include:

  • Ventilation equipment to generate airflow within fire damaged homes, often used after thermal fogging for deodorization.
  • Air filters/air scrubbers help remove odors, gases, and airborne particles from the air during our smoke remediation process.
  • Odor counteracting beads to help treat foul odors as a time-release masking agent.
  • Water-based odor counteractants that we can mix with water according to application needs to neutralize malodors.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho is the team to call when you need help with fire restoration and smoke damage. Call us at (516) 671-1919, and we can send out a crew to assess your project.

Water Mitigation When You Need It Most

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo If you don’t act quickly, water damage in your home can escalate. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team right away.

SERVPRO technicians in Glen Cove have the equipment and methods to handle water mitigation, fast!

Alongside the North Shore of Long Island, NY, is where you will find the city of Glen Cove. This city is part of Nassau County and boasts about 26,964 people when the United States Census got taken in 2010. There are two cities within the five municipalities of Nassau County: Glen Cove, and the other being Long Beach, which is located on the South Shore.

The initial settlement was established in 1668 when a piece of land was purchased by Joseph Carpenter of Warwick, Rhode Island. Originally called Musketa Cove, meaning 'this place of rushes' in the Matinecock language, Glen Cove started to see modest but steady growth after that.

Moving forward to the 20th Century, many wealthy industrialists moved into the area, including business people and bankers that constructed lavish estates along the waterfront. Throughout history, some of the notable names to put down roots in Glen Cove include Charles Pratt of Standard Oil and JP Morgan of the famous financial elite, who purchased all of East Island to build a palatial estate.

Dining and Experiencing Local Flavor in Glen Cove

There is never a dull moment to be had when you are heading out to explore local eateries or bars in the Glen Cove area. Whether you want to enjoy Italian cuisine or American fare, there are plenty of great establishments to choose from, including:

  • The View Grill – Just as the name says, this restaurant on Lattingtown Road features stunning views as well as a fabulous menu to go with it. Favorites on the menu include Sweet & Spicy Mango Shrimp that you can wash down with beer, wine, or a cocktail from the extensive bar selection.
  • St. Rocco's Panetteria and Pasticceria – Located on Saint Rocco Place, this is a bakery filled with some of the area's best artisan baked goods. People line up on weekend mornings to grab fresh bread and pastries, but there are also hot meal options available for the breakfast, lunch, and brunch crowds.
  • La Bussola – Located on School Street, this is an excellent Italian restaurant known for unique appetizers and fantastic pasta dishes.

Glen Cove properties get back to normal faster when SERVPRO handles water mitigation and water damage remediation

Water clean up may seem like a DIY task, but there is a lot more to the process than grabbing a mop and bucket for standing water. This is a multi-layered process that includes extraction, drying, dehumidification, and sanitization to have proper water damage restoration. SERVPRO is the skilled team to call when you need assistance within your Glen Cove home.

Whether you have a leaking roof from storms or burst pipes brought about the need for basement flooding cleanup, we have the proven methods necessary to get the job done. When you contact us for rapid water mitigation in Glen Cove, we determine the water's contamination levels to remove and then get to work.

  • Extraction of all water, including the removal of bulk material
  • Putting into place humidity control and work zones to keep from tracking moisture and debris into other rooms
  • Demolition and replacement of all unsalvageable materials
  • Cleaning and decontamination of salvageable items/materials
  • Sanitization and deodorization using EPA-registered products

SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho has you covered when you need water removal services and professional water mitigation. Call us at (516) 671-1919 to have a crew sent to your property as soon as possible.

Water Restoration Service in Glen Cove

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

pipe burst When your commercial property has water damage the SERVPRO team is ready 24/7 365 days a year. Water restoration is one of our specialities.

Why is water restoration so crucial in residential and commercial buildings?

Many clients are not aware why it is essential to clean up after water leaks and properly dry contents, flooring materials, and structural materials.

SERVPRO can provide water restoration services in Glen Cove, including recommendations on properly drying your home or office after a water leak from a burst pipe or overflowing sink. Insufficient attention and action often cause the damage to become worse over time.

How can the situation become a larger problem? For example:

  • Water penetrates wood products and drywall, causing swelling and permanent damage
  • Mold infestations may increase health risks for employees, customers, and occupants
  • Day to day routines are disrupted by extended water damage left unattended

Many homeowners will mop up excess water and hope that flooring materials will dry naturally. Wet or damp carpets, moisture between hardwood planks, and water that penetrate the subfloor can create a great deal of structural damage to these materials if left unattended.

Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for water restoration services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Glen Head

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged building Smoke and odor may linger for months after a fire. SERVPRO techs are experienced with the elimination of odors and smoke damage.

Does fire damage restoration include removing smoke odors?

After a fire, the interior and sometimes even the exterior smells of burnt materials and smoke odors. These odors can linger for months unless the smoke odor is removed after a fire.

Fire damage restoration in Glen Head of a commercial structure is a primary focus of all SERVPRO teams, including the building's deodorization and contents. Every fire is different based on the fire's temperature level and the actual materials consumed. We train our fire team specialists to recognize these sources and the techniques required to remove smoke odors after a fire.

Our process includes:

  • Removal of the source of the odor, including all fire-damaged materials
  • We clean all surfaces with odor-causing residues with appropriate cleaners such as soap or solvents
  • We distribute deodorizers following the path of the smoke residue in the building, including other rooms and HVAC systems
  • Sealing surfaces such as walls by repainting to lock in the odor-causing molecules

Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for fire damage restoration services in Glen Head and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Protecting Occupants and Workers After Flood Damage in Glen Head

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home When a storm comes in and damages your home, SERVPRO is the team you need. Their technicians are IICRC certified for any size flood damage.

Why are building unsafe to enter after flood damage occurs?

Glen Head, NY, is a small hamlet near Glen Cove and is in Oyster Bay, Nassau County. The hamlet was initially settled in the 17th century. It is a popular destination for visitors from nearby cities and towns. There are numerous local activities to enjoy by tourists and residents in Glen Head and surrounding areas, which include:

  • Glen Head Country Club
  • North Shore Country club
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • Morgan Memorial Park
  • Welwyn Preserve
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Sagamore Hill

There are also many restaurants and local venues to enjoy in the area. More detailed information about several of the attractions follows:

Glen Head Country Club

Members enjoy first-class golf, tennis courts, a fitness center, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and lounge area, a ballroom suitable for events and weddings, a golf pro shop, and an expanded outdoor terrace for relaxation after a round of golf. The Glen Head Country Club is a private club for members and their guests.

North Shore Country Club

The North Shore Country Club offers golf, tennis, a fitness center, fine dining, the 19th hole bar, and lodging for their members and guests. There are cottages, rooms, and suites available to the membership and their guests.

There are several other exciting places to visit near Glen Head in nearby Glen Cove, which is only 13 minutes by car.

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

The museum and preserve offer a look into the region's glacial history as well as 5 miles of marked trails wandering through the 62 acres of the preserve. There are over 60 species of trees, and 140 different bird species have been observed. Visitors can learn how the region's land features came to be as they follow the trail guide provided at the museum.

Welwyn Preserve & Holocaust Memorial

Covering 204 acres, the Welwyn Preserve was formally part of the Welwyn Estate. There is a 3.9-kilometer trail featuring the local forest. The trail is suitable for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is ideal for all skill levels. Located on the preserve is the former mansion. Holocaust Memorial Center is located in the estate's mansion. Self-guided tours are available; however, reservations are required due to social distancing guidelines.

SERVPRO Keeps You Safe After Flood Damage to Your Home

Floodwaters introduce many potential dangerous contaminants into homes and buildings. Many hazards can cause severe injuries and illnesses.

SERVPRO provides flood damage services to Glen Head Residents, ensuring your safety while cleaning, sanitizing, and restoring your home or office. We value our security and safety of our clients very seriously.

We assess every situation and apply the appropriate safeguards. For example, we check for:

  • Slip, trip, and fall situations
  • Chemical spills
  • Biohazards carried by the floodwaters into your home
  • Electrical short circuits and live circuits
  • Infectious waste and mold
  • Compromised building structural issues

Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for flood damage services in Glen Head and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Can Water Damaged Carpets in Glen Cove Be Saved?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Provide Water Damage Service in Glen Cove that can Restore Carpets

A water intrusion can damage carpets quickly due to their porous nature. The advantage of being porous is, if caught early enough, they have the potential for fast drying. A quick response is needed to prevent secondary damage such as mold from developing.

Cleaning and Restoring Carpets

Water damage in Glen Cove can also ruin flooring materials. Carpeting restoration ideally needs to be cleaned and dried within 72 hours. We cannot restore every carpet, but you can be sure we do everything possible. Our technicians return your home to preloss condition whenever possible. Wet carpet fibers are weaker than usual, making them easier to clean. Our goals when cleaning carpeting is to:

  • Cleaning textiles, so they look and smell clean
  • Reinforcing the carpet with chemical treatments 
  • Fast-drying techniques
  • Combating harmful bacteria or microbes
  • Removing any residual odors 

We use a strategic drying system that combines air movers and dehumidifiers to effectively dry your carpet. Cleaning the carpet involves using:

  • Detergents
  • Conditioners
  • Mechanical cleaning methods

For water damage service in Glen Cove, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Homeowners Know Who to Call When Fire Strikes in Jericho

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Mitigates Fire Damage and Restores Home to Pre-loss Condition

Jericho, NY, is a hamlet located in Nassau County. It sits mainly in Oyster Bay but is also part of Hempstead. The townsfolks can trace their history back to 1648 when the area belonged to the Robert Williams Plantation. The settlers were mainly Quakers, having fled persecution in England. They desired to live a peaceful life as farmers. It was initially known as Lusum but was changed to Jericho in 1692.

Revolutionary War & Persecution

During the British occupation of the Long Islands, many Quakers suffered. British soldiers were often quartered in local homes, and the residents were to provide room and board willingly. As pacifists, the Quakers wanted no part of the war, which was difficult for them. Once the war was over, a peaceful life returned to the area. Farms and businesses began to expand, and the area prospered. 

Jericho Grows

In 1788 the Quakers built a Friends Meeting House, and it is still in use today. The Quakers built a school in 1793. Soon to follow was a post office, a cider mill, and in 1905 the first public elementary school was established. More buildings and developments would follow rapidly.

The Underground Railroad

Jericho and the Quakers played an essential role in the Underground Railroad. Elias Hick, a local Quaker minister, was influential in abolishing slavery in the area. Elias Hick was a powerful force in the voice for equality. Hicks was so committed to the cause of slavery that his dying wish was that a cotton blanket would not cover him because it was a product of slave labor. His son-in-law, Valentine Hicks, and his family would continue as abolitionists. The building known as One North was once their home. It was built in 1789 and was a key way station in the Underground Railroad. The house had an upstairs linen closet with a removable panel, obscuring a staircase up to the attic where runaways hid until relocation was possible. It is a historical landmark that welcomes visitors today. 

Jericho Cider Mill

In 1820 a cider mill began in Jericho. It produced cider for many years. One of the owner's descendants bought the mill around the century's turn. The mill's primary revenue source was Champagne Cider, an alcoholic beverage. Prohibition caused the mill to close in 1919. It was reopened at a new location late by John Hicks, a local farmer. It would change hands again, and today visitors can enjoy fresh apple pie and cider. It is a favorite among residents and visitors to the area. 

SERVPRO Provide Fire Damage Restoration in Jericho

A fire can be extremely unsettling for a family. Even small fires can cause considerable smoke damage. At SERVPRO, we understand the significance of getting your life back to normal as quickly as possible. When we arrive at your home, we get busy right away assessing the area. We also check for safety concerns. You can count on our technicians to provide:

  • Emergency mitigations such as boarding up and ensuring power is off
  • Water extraction from firefighter hoses
  • Removal of charred debris and items not salvageable
  • Smoke residue removal and deodorization
  • Cleaning of all impacted surfaces using the appropriate method
  • Repair and restoration of structural elements
  • Cleaning and restoration of contents, off-site if necessary

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is proud to provide fire damage restoration to Jericho homes and businesses. Contact us at (516) 671-1919.

Glen Cove Kids Can Dive into a Good Book at Storyline Online

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

girl with oversized glasses reading book Let SERVPRO take care of your water damage so your family can enjoy Storyline Online.

It’s Story Time from the Comfort of Your Glen Cove Home

Everyone loves a good story. Storyline Online is a delightful resource with celebrated actors bringing the world of literature to children. Reading to children improves:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Communication skills
  • Logical thinking
  • Concentration
  • General aptitude skills

And it helps instill in them a love for books and reading that will continue through their lifetime. The nice thing about Storyline is it is available whenever you need it. You can go to the website 24 hours a day and choose from a variety of stories. December’s feature is Arnie the Doughnut and Henry Holton Takes the Ice. Kids will love these videos with their favorite stories being read to them. Just head over to the Storyline Online website and enjoy a good book while snuggled up on your couch.

SERVPRO Provides Water Mitigation to Glen Cove Homes

Water can damage your home. When a pipe bursts, liquid comes pouring out rapidly. The moisture seeps into carpets, under floorboards, and travels to the floors below. When that happens, you need rapid water mitigation, and SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho can meet that need. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 today.

Fear Free Drawing Class 101 for Glen Cove Residents

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

close-up of colored pencils There's nothing abstract about SERVPRO'S approach to mold. We have proven steps and processes for mold remediation.

Learn How to Draw Without Leaving Your Glen Cove Home

If you thought you could never learn to draw, think again. The Art Studio NY believes everyone can be an artist. That is why they are bringing their art classes online. Jordin Alanis will be providing your one-on-one instructions. The workshop is geared toward your skill level. Students can:

  • Learn a fear-free approach to drawing
  • Discover still life, abstract, realism, portraiture, human body, and more
  • De-stress and relax
  • Finish several drawings   

If you are bored with all the stay-at-home orders, why not learn something new? Take advantage of this great offer, and every Monday, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, for 8-weeks, you get a private art instructor. Classes start on January 4 and run through February 22. The cost is $299. For more information, call (212) 932-8484. 

SERVPRO Provides Mold Damage Services for Glen Cove Businesses

If you need mold remediation for your business SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho, we can help. We are mold damage experts, and our technicians are certified in cleaning, sanitizing, and removing mold from your facility. Contact us at (516) 671-1919 for more information.

SERVPRO is Proud to Provide Flood Damage Service to Glen Head

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Outside view of "Summer White House" SERVPRO takes care of every home as if was our own.

Glenn Head Residents Know They Can Count on Us to Mitigate Damage from Flooding

Located in the Town of Oyster Bay, Glen Head is a quaint little hamlet with just over 4,500. Bus and railroad lines connect the hamlet to New York City.

Town of Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is part of the metropolitan area of New York. It is made up of 18 villages and 18 hamlets, with one of the hamlets being named Oyster Bay. Six of these locations are along the shoreline of Oyster Bay Harbor. 

Indigenous People Called the Area Home for Thousands of Years

Although different indigenous peoples had populated the area for thousands of years, when the Europeans arrived in the area, the Lenape nation was dwelling in western Long Island. The local band was known as Matinecook.

The Dutch Come to Colonize 

With the European colonization came the Dutch and the colony of New Netherland. The Dutch West India Company purchased its first piece of land in 1639 from the Indians. The English laid claim to what is Suffolk County today, and the Dutch did not dispute that. But in 1640, New England settlers moved into the area, resulting in a land dispute with the New Englanders being arrested. The town of Hempstead was purchased from the Native Americans in 1634 by Englishmen. Included in that transaction was land the Dutch had purchased in 1639, but they graciously granted them Hempstead. Other settlements given to the English were:

  • Flushing
  • Newtown
  • Jamaica

The Treaty of Hartford

This treaty determined a boundary between the English and the Dutch claims. To the Dutch in "Oysterbay," this means what is now Cold Spring Harbor, and to the English, it meant the water area connected to Oyster Bay (today). 

Cromwell & English Settlers

Smugglers were a problem when Cromwell was in control in England, and government control was lax. The Matinecook tribe sold some land to the English settlers in 1653. They paid for the land with:

  • 6 kettles
  • 6 fathoms of wampum
  • 6 hoes
  • 6 hatchets
  • 3 pairs of stockings
  • 30 awl blades or muxes
  • 20 knives
  • 3 shirts
  • Peague to equal 4 pounds sterling

In 1660 England regained the Monarchy, and in 1164 Long Island and other land were given to James, the brother of King Charles, meaning the Dutch had to give up control of New Amsterdam.

A Settlement Becomes a Township

The settlement of Oyster Bay received its charter in 1667 from the New York colony. It then became the Township of Oyster Bay. The Indians sold the last piece of land in 1687 and were almost non-existent by 1709.

War Comes to Oyster Bay

When the American Revolution took place, the British controlled Oyster Bay. Glen Cove was incorporated in 1918, and after World War II, farmland was replaced by homes and businesses. 

Home of Historical Landmarks

The Town of Oyster bay has 40 landmarks scattered throughout the town. They include places such as: 

  • Schenck-Mann House
  • Old Grace Church
  • Richard Davis Store
  • Snouder's Drug Store
  • Moore's Building
  • The Printery
  • Old Methodist Graveyard
  • Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road Turntable
  • Ketchum/Underhill Farm House & Barn

It also boasts one of the world's oldest yacht clubs, Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. It got its start in 1871.

Sagamore Hill

President Theodore Roosevelt lived in Sagamore Hill, near Oyster Bay, from 1885 until 1919, when he passed away. It is the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. The Theodore Roosevelt Museum is part of the site today. Roosevelt was from New York City and spent boyhood summers around Oyster Bay. When he was 22 years old, in 1880, he bought 155 acres of land on Cove Neck. Roosevelt had a beautiful Queen Ann style home built on the property in 1884. It was a magnificent 22 room home, named Leeholm after his wife. When Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt died in 1884, Roosevelt would go on to remarry. He then renamed the estate Sagamore Hill. 

The Estate is Expanded

The largest room in the house, the North Room, was added in 1905. It holds all of the president's trophies from his hunts, gifts from foreign dignitaries, and books and artwork from their collection. One of the rooms has a water closet with a porcelain tub, which would have been a novelty at that time.

Summer White House

Theodore and Edith Roosevelt would make Sagamore Hill their primary residence. They had five children, and three were born there. During the seven summers he was president, he spent the summers there, and it became known as the Summer White House. Many dignitaries visited the estate. It was the location for the peace talks that helped to end the Russo-Japanese War. On January 6, 1919, Roosevelt died in the home he loved. The public can tour the residence today, which has most of the original furnishings. Constructed in 1938, the "Old Orchard" is the museum that chronicles his life. Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr and his family lived there for many years. It is a beautiful place to visit.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Service to Glen Head Residences

Floods can happen anywhere, but coastal towns are especially prone to storm flooding. Sea level rise has increased the occurrence and intensity of storms causing damage to homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho has been mitigating flood damage to the Glen Head area for years. Our professional technicians understand the impact flooding can have on homes and families. Upon arrival we:

  • Provide emergency mitigation 
  • Scope the site and put together a plan of action
  • Extract water using trash pumps that can handle debris
  • Remove contaminated material 
  • Sanitize surfaces impacted by the floodwater
  • Dry the building
  • Clean the home and the content
  • Repair and restore the residence

We know that being displaced during a disaster and trying to clean up your home can be stressful. That is where we come in. We take care of the cleaning up while you take care of your family. If you need flood damage services, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

Virtual Yoga for Glen Cove Residents

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

jericho library logo Go to the Jericho Library for a yoga class, let out the stress, as SERVPRO restores your fire-damaged home

Relieve the stress of the holidays with other residents of Glen Cove in a virtual setting.

Yoga is often revered as one of the most stress-relieving activities that people can do. As challenging as this might be for many, some options can help you to do it in the comfort of your own home during these trying times. In a virtual setting through a Zoom class platform, experienced yoga instructor Marie DiPrimo guides beginners and advanced yoga enthusiasts alike through an hour-long session. The yoga class takes place Monday, December 7th, 2020, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

This free workout is sponsored by the Glen Cove Library, along with many other upcoming events that you can see through visiting their website or contacting them directly at (516) 676-2130.

Make sure the floor and exercise space get needed fire and smoke cleanup in your Glen Cove home after a disaster. Smoke and soot damage can spread throughout the house, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can clean and restore your property. Give us a call at (516) 671-1919.

Jericho Residents Can Get a Bangin’ Bottomless Brunch This Weekend

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

JERICHO PLAZA NY As SERVPRO cleans up your water damaged home, go out and enjoy a meal in Jericho!

Choose your day and take your pick of a full menu of delicious eats and drinks in the Jericho area.

Your Mother’s House restaurant has been gaining fame and renown for their take on traditional brunch and allowing you to get your fill on what can often be a dainty meal at other locations. On the Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park, NY, you can stop in for classic American breakfast and lunch options. For the fixed price tickets, you can get your fill.

Those partaking can choose among unique brunch entrees on the menu, but also:

  • Several breakfast treats
  • Choice of coffee/tea
  • A bottomless alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary, Sangria, Mimosas, Bellini, or Margaritas)

 Dine-in tickets are valid on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 3 PM. You can contact Your Mother’s House at (516) 493-9030 for more information.

If your actual mother’s house suffers water damage, our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can offer water damage repair and restoration. We have experienced professionals to make it “Like it never even happened,” when you call (516) 671-1919.

A Fast Flood Damage Response Protects Glen Cove Treasures

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

political map of long island ny Glen Cove, on Long Island, receives special storm damage cleanup and restoration from SERVPRO

So many attractions await visitors to Long Island's North Shore.

As one of the most active ports to Long Island from New York City, Glen Cove has remained a staple and symbol of the persisting industry. Some of the most recognizable attractions of Nassau County are within the city limits of Glen Cove. Each of these landmarks, historic properties, or cultural centers is an attraction for those traveling to the North Shore and even long-time residents of Long Island's shoreline communities. With more than 27,000 residents, services like our SERVPRO restoration team stay active at all hours of the day to contend with storm, water, fire, and mold threats to residences and businesses.

Historic Properties

While much of the illustrious history of Long Island and the thriving Glen Cove port is within the 20th century, the area was developed and settled long before this boom in population and industry. Some of the most recognizable structures in the city's current layout are from its most formative years in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tourists can see these buildings for their architectural significance, though some are still used for active businesses today. Some of these properties recognized by the National Register of Historic Places include:

Old Glen Cove Post Office 

While the post office structure for Nassau County and the city of Glen Cove has changed, the original construction for it remains on Glen St. to this day. Built in 1905, this three-story commercial property blended multiple popular construction styles of the time seamlessly between the ground floor and the upper stories. Brick façade complements the upper floors built from a combination of timbers and stucco. Today, the architectural firm of Smiros & Smiros occupies the building while the current post office moved to Glen Cove Avenue.

  • Justice Court Building

This was another one of the buildings in town designed by renowned architect Stephen Francis Voorhees in 1909. Much like the Old Glen Cove Post Office, the construction would blend multiple styles, especially inside the building. A combination of terra cotta, ceramic moldings, and red brick fuses Dutch Colonial styles and Collegiate Gothic into this single three-story structure. Today, the building has undergone renovations and repairs to be the current North Shore Historical Museum center.

  • Glen Cove Mansion

While it now stands as a hotel on the North Shore, the Mansion at Glen Cove is a staple for those living on Long Island and on the travel checklist. Constructed in 1910, during a boom of large estates throughout the state of New York, the mansion stayed under the care and upkeep of the Pratt family until the matriarch Ruth passed in 1965. The building was sold to the Harrison Conference Center to become a renowned hotel and conference center.

The Beaches of Glen Cove

Long Island is widely recognized and applauded for its attentiveness to the upkeep of the beaches and shorefront. Glen Cove has three primary public beaches, each with its own unique charms, shops, and activities. Each of these portions of shore leads out to either the Hempstead Harbor or the Long Island Sound. The three principal public beachfront stretches include:

  • Crescent Beach
  • Morgan Beach
  • Prybil Beach

Maritime industries are a substantial part of the economy in Glen Cove, which encompasses both fishing expeditions and boat tours through the Sound.

A Tour of Iconic Hollywood Influence

For only being a city of just over 27,000 residents, Glen Cove has had much exposure and time on the big and small screens. Major Hollywood productions and television series have found their way to the city to catch some of the North Shore's charm and feel on film. Some of the most common locations for filming have included:

  • The Webb Institute – This current private 4-year college has been intertwined with the Batman franchises on multiple fronts, first appearing in Batman Forever from 1995 and then again for numerous scenes in the popular television depicting young Bruce Wayne's life in Gotham.
  • Salutations – This is a large estate located on a private island right near Glen Cove owned by Junius Spencer Morgan III, heir of J.P. Morgan. The mansion on the property and its grounds were used in multiple films and television programs such as A Perfect Murder (1998) and the remake of Sabrina (1995.)
  • Glen Cove Train Station - The original film Sabrina from 1954 would also have scenes filmed in Glen Cove at the train station, along with 1987's Hello Again.

Addressing the Immediate Effects of Flooding in Glen Cove Homes

With consistent groundwater concerns and the communities surrounded by more than the formidable Long Island Sound, the threat of flooding and storm damage is present every season. From the ravaging of Long Island by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to powerful storms that pass through the region without warning, flood conditions develop at catastrophic rates. Our SERVPRO professionals understand these threats and stay prepared to respond to storm damage emergencies in the city and across Nassau County.

Emergency services are a phase of the recovery and restoration of area homes and businesses shortly after storm disasters. With threats like standing water and potential contaminants, our general contracting division and experienced technicians begin reducing hazards and dangers of the property ranging from collapsing structural materials to standing water with debris and potential contaminants.

Removing any pooling throughout the house can prevent the continuous spread and severity of flood losses, so it is a priority of our responding SERVPRO team. We have multiple water removal and extraction devices, including:

  • Truck-mount pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Wet vacuums

The less that floodwater can migrate through the property, the less demolition and abrasive cleaning is necessary to return the property to preloss condition.

As challenging and overwhelming as flooding might be throughout a neighborhood, our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team is part of a large loss recovery team capable of managing extensive projects. Give our professionals a call anytime that disasters strike at (516) 671-1919.

Where Do I Go This Winter in Glen Cove?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Park courtyard with red and white pavers SERVPRO will cleanup your fire damage while you take a stroll in the park

Explore Cultural Institutions in Glen Cove During the Bleak Winter Hours

This year has been a strange one for many of us, and it is hard to believe that it’s almost coming to an end.  As the days get shorter and temperatures drop in Glen Cove, you may be looking for activities to distract you while remaining safe.  Thankfully, many cultural organizations have reopened their doors to the public, providing a sensible alternative.

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center (HMTC) of Nassau County is an option when deciding where to go.  Tours are by appointment only, but they are a good option for family outings where you learn about an important period in the history of humanity.  The HMTC’s programming focuses on:

  • Teaching history
  • Building tolerance
  • Educating the community

SERVPRO of Glen Cove/ Jericho is an active member of our community, whether we are conducting fire damage cleanup in your home or supporting our local organizations.  Call us at (516) 671-1919 whenever you need us and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

What are Cleanup Options After a Burst Pipe in a Real Estate Office?

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

Burst pipe animation SERVPRO works to provide fast and efficient water Damage cleanup and restoration to your business property.

Flood Damage from a Burst Pipe is No Match for SERVPRO - Call Us to Your Glen Cove Office for Prompt, Reliable Cleanup and Restoration!

If you arrive at your real estate office in the morning and realize that a pipe broke overnight, leaving hundreds of gallons of water spilling throughout, you need to act quickly to have it cleaned up. SERVPRO features a Green Fleet of vehicles loaded with equipment and tools that allow us to achieve our extraction and drying goals. Our restoration efforts ensure your Glen Cove commercial space is “Like it never even happened,” so that you can get back to business!

How is All Moisture Thoroughly Removed?

To have a successful cleanup of flood damage in Glen Cove, we do a lot more than removing visible standing water. Offices often have furnishings, carpeting, and smaller cavities where water travels. Hidden moisture is the culprit for both mold growth and secondary damage, so we never leave any area of your commercial space unaddressed. Some of the tools in our arsenal includes:

  • Powerful water extractors and pumps allow us to rapidly pull up any standing water in your real estate office. 
  • Light wands to remove moisture from the carpets and the carpet padding beneath.
  • Moisture meters, sensors, and thermal imaging technology help us locate areas where hidden water may be lurking.
  • Industrial-grade antimicrobial agents that we apply to help thwart bacterial and microorganism growth known for causing foul, musty odors.

Many flooding events with significant water intrusion call for controlled demolition. SERVPRO handles all material removals and reconstruction to restore the interior of your office. With our qualified company in your corner, you save both time and money so that you and your team never miss a beat!

Call (516) 671-1919 today if you need help with flood damage. We have crews at SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho standing by for emergency service when you need us.

What Can Homeowners Do to Prevent Basement Laundry Room Fires?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Dryer vent housing on outside of house showing lint Inspect your dryer vents often for signs of lint buildup.

SERVPRO Professionals Offer Fire Restoration Services for Glen Head Properties

Clothes dryer fires account for as much as $233 million in property damage across an average of 13,820 reported incidents each year, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). These costly disasters can be overwhelming for Glen Head homeowners if the cause is the ignition of lint buildup or an unforeseen electrical failure. 

SERVPRO technicians receive extensive training and accreditation to perform fire restoration for Glen Head homeowners per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. This firm’s readying and SERVPRO Corp’s comprehensive programs provide numerous educational tools that include: 

  • Comprehensive 15-day, hands-on training for franchise owners at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility.
  • Certification training for technicians that covers both mitigation and restoration
  • Online learning resources available for technicians and staff alike to improve their knowledge of current restoration industry standards
  • Credit and noncredit courses are available to SERVPRO staff
  • Continuing education forums are also provided to professionals in real estate and insurance 

What Measures Can Homeowners Take to Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires? 

Glen Head homeowners can perform a variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks that go a long way toward reducing the fire risk from their clothes dryers, such as: 

  • Treat flammable stains with care. Clothes soiled by oil, gas, or volatile chemicals, paint, and cleaning solutions can all pose a fire risk.
  • Wash soiled clothes more than once and air-dry.
  • If using a dryer, operate it on the lowest setting.
  • Smother a fire before it can spread by keeping the dryer closed should ignition occur.
  • Replace plastic or foil flex ducts to ensure quality operations. These types of vents can quickly collect lint and create upkeep challenges. When possible, replace accordion ducts with metal ducts that are secured with clamps or foil tape in place of sheet metal screws to minimize the risk of lint buildup in your dryer ducts.
  • Keep the lint filter clean. Lint accumulation alone accounts for almost a third of all clothes dryer fires. Clean the filter after every load of laundry that goes through the dryer. 

SERVPRO technicians advise homeowners to avoid performing repairs until a claims adjuster has evaluated your laundry room. 

What Helpful Tips Aid Homeowners with Cleaning Their Dryer Vents?

While newer models of dominant clothes dryer brands can detect vent blockages and shut off to prevent a disaster, these sensors cannot always detect partial blockages that can still cause fires in Glen Head. When cleaning the vent in your home, keep these tips in mind: 

  • Disconnect the dryer and carefully move it away from the wall so you can access the back of the unit. Make sure to shut off the gas near your dryer if it has a gas hookup.
  • Remove the duct from the dryer and carefully clean out lint and debris with a vacuum. Clean the ducts one section at a time, if possible, and reconnect them securely with foil tape or clamps.
  • Take some time to clean the area behind and underneath the dryer thoroughly. Minimizing dirt and debris around the dryer means less fuel for a potential fire.
  • Every so often, check the exterior dryer vent for obstructions like snow or leaves that can affect safe operation. 

While there are many tasks you can undertake to prevent a fire, disasters can still occur for various reasons. Your local SERVPRO team is ready to send an emergency crew to your property within hours of your call to begin cleanup and minimize property damage.

How Do SERVPRO Professionals Clean Fire-Damaged Sheet Metal Vents?

Ventilation cleanup can pose a unique challenge. If your dryer vents are made of foil accordion ducts, replacement is much more cost-effective. Sheet metal vents, however, can often be salvaged with the help of agitation tools like whips, augers, and coarse brushes for light to moderate soot deposits. Disassembly and cleaning with a heavy-duty alkaline solution may be necessary for heavier soils. 

Other areas of the basement typically require cleanup, even in the event of a contained dryer fire. Soot particles settle in nearby nooks and crannies, particularly in vents and appliances, spreading odors through the home, leading to potential device failures. Worse still, these residues become acidic upon contact with moisture, which can make a nearby washing machine particularly vulnerable to corrosion. 

SERVPRO technicians carefully clean and deodorize your property with EPA-registered antibacterial solutions, including a wide selection of proprietary cleaners. Ventilation box fans that run at speeds of 3,000 to 5,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) exchange air 40 times to remove the presence of chemical residues after thermal fogging. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can return your home to a preloss state that makes you feel “Like it never even happened.” Call (516) 671-1919 to start the mitigation process.

Do Wet Carpets Need Replacing?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

carpet removal during water damage SERVPRO can salvage water damaged carpets in Glen Cove homes. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO is a Water Restoration Provider in Glen Cove that Can Restore Items Rather than Replace them.

How does cleaning affect wet carpets?

A water intrusion event in your Glen Cove home can potentially damage textiles or carpets. Carpets are porous by nature, which means they absorb water quickly and any bacteria or dirt in the water. Porous materials also dry faster, which can be an advantage providing that SERVPRO technicians arrive before fungi or mold growth begins. Since molds can spread quickly, a moldy carpet is often non-salvageable. The typical timeframe that a wet carpet is restorable is seventy-two hours. Providing our technicians can begin work within this window, there is a strong chance that your carpet can return to a clean and dry condition.

What levels of clean are there for restoration services for Glen Cove Homeowners?

- Sterile environments are those similar to a lab where there is virtually no presence of bacteria- whether harmful or natural

- Disinfected environments are more achievable than sterile environments

- A sanitary environment is likely to be the condition of your home before a water loss incident

How does a wet carpet return to a sanitary state?

The goal of water restoration professionals in Glen Cove is to return your home to its preloss condition, also known as a sanitary state. While carpet fibers are weaker when wet, they can often be more responsive to cleaning techniques using detergents, conditioners, and mechanical cleaning. We can effectively dry carpet and upholstery by setting up a strategic drying system using dehumidifiers and air movers. Finally, any residual odor left behind by a water loss incident can be tackled using deodorizers either in a mister or by direct spray applications.

What are the goals of carpet cleaning?

- Returning textiles to a state where they look and smell clean

- Using chemical treatments to ensure that the carpet remains clean for longer

- Techniques that prioritize fast-drying while combating potentially harmful bacteria or microbes

Wet carpets are often cleanable after water loss without requiring replacements. Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

How Can Flooding Get Extracted from Glen Cove Restaurants?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

modern restaurant interior design Flooding can be overwhelming for restaurants, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help 24/7 by calling (516) 671-1919.

Natural flooding can overwhelm floor drains in your Glen Cove restaurant, making it vital for our professionals to utilize extractors to remove standing water as fast as possible.

Flooding can be devastating to entire Glen Cove communities when creeks and streams rise above their banks following prolonged rainfall. With so many quick-service restaurants close to one another along the main strips through our city, unexpected flooding can find its way into these structures and require immediate attention. A fast response from competent professionals like our SERVPRO team ensures that more significant damages do not require a lengthy shutdown of the facilities.

With natural disasters, the floor drains and water diversion installations in your restaurant can become overwhelmed, leading to flood damage in Glen Cove kitchen areas. Resolving the compromised drain and plumbing issues first requires removing any standing floodwater in the restaurant with several tools and devices.

Trash Pumps – Gas-powered extraction devices capable of moving solids and debris along with the water are suitable implements for natural flooding in your restaurant. These are portable and can get moved to different areas of the building as required.

Extractor Trucks – Our SERVPRO Green Fleet features extractor trucks capable of removing water at a powerful 300 psi. These removal tools can also remove solids and debris. The pumps get powered from the engine of the truck.

Specialty Wands – Wet vacuums are an everyday staple of extraction and can support multiple attachments and specialty wands to help with the final touches on floodwater removal. Squeegee wands on the tile floors of your kitchen area can be an excellent example.

How Can Water Diversion Implements Get Repaired After Flooding?

Assessing the damage to the drain and potential clogs can ensure that repairs happen if necessary. With contractors available on our roster, we can reinstall drains or repair these diversion implements as necessary.

Flooding can be overwhelming for restaurants, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help 24/7 by calling (516) 671-1919.

How Can I Clean My House After a Pipe In My House Breaks and Leaks Water?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

boots on flooded floor Removing moisture while it is still a liquid can speed up the restoration process and help prevent secondary problems from taking place.

For Water Cleanup After You Suffer From a Pipe Break in Your Glen Cove Home Call SERVPRO

If a supply line inside your house in Glen Cove ever develops even the smallest crack inside it, several gallons of H2O can spill into your structure. Water will first follow gravity and start to build up on your floors, and then it will start to soak into your walls and other building materials.

How can you remove water from my floors?

During water cleanup operations in Glen Cove, our SERVPRO technicians start by removing moisture while it is still a liquid. We can use different pieces of equipment during the extraction process, including the following:

    •    Portable Extractors: Portable units can be used to extract tight areas that may be hard to access.
    •    Truck-Mounted Extractors: Our heavy-duty truck-mounted units have more power than portable ones and can extract a lot of water in a short period.
    •    Light Wands: Handheld tools can be used for initial extraction and for pulling moisture from glue down carpets.
    •    Deep Extraction Tools: Some tools use the bodyweight of the operator to compress carpets to pull out as much moisture as possible. These machines can be self-propelled or stationary and are best used when extracting saturated thick, shaggy carpets.
    •    Self Priming Trash Pumps: Whenever there are more than two inches of standing H2O present, a submersible pump can be used to remove it. Trash pumps are gas-powered and can suck up solids up to 5/8" in diameter.
    •    High-Pressure Pumps: These sump pumps are designed to use high pressure, but they do not handle sucking up any solids very well. High-pressure pumps are best used when extracting underground areas such as basements or parking garage structures.
    •    Electric Submersible Pumps: Electric pumps are the most commonly used in the restoration industry because they have a wide range of capacity, and they can move 100 to 18,000 gallons per hour through a 3/4" to 4" hose.

Removing moisture while it is still a liquid can speed up the restoration process and help prevent secondary problems from taking place. Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 24/7 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Clean Up My Restaurant After an Accidental Sprinkler Discharge?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

brassheaded, red pipe fire suppressant system Commercial Properties in Glen Cove that suffer water and fire damage get "Like it never even happened." service and results

SERVPRO Techs Can Restore Glen Cove Eateries with Commercial-Grade Water Damage Repair Tools

Accidental sprinkler charges are more common than most Glen Cove business owners might expect. The current industry standard for sprinkler heads is a failure rate of 1 in 16,000,000. However, when a failure does occur, just one or two sprinkler heads, each discharging several gallons of water per minute, can leave businesses with a substantial cleanup job on their hands.

SERVPRO can respond to Glen Cove businesses requiring water damage repair in as little as several hours after the initial contact.

Preventing Accidental Sprinkler Discharges

  • Have the plumbing for your sprinkler heads inspected regularly. Corrosion in pipes is one of the major causes of accidental discharges. Many businesses mitigate this by filling pipes with nitrogen to prevent oxygen from deteriorating the plumbing when it is dry.
  • Consider installing sprinkler head guards to minimize safety concerns from mechanical failures. These devices are most effective in commercial environments with high rates of foot traffic, which can increase impact risk.
  • Prevent freezing pipes from building pressure in your sprinkler system by adding an approved antifreeze solution, insulating plumbing, or making use of electric heat tracing.

SERVPRO’s Structural Drying Process

After extracting water from your commercial property with such tools as rovers and portable extractors, SERVPRO technicians prepare the affected space for drying with centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers.

Air movers are typically placed every 10 to 16 linear feet along the length of the affected space, but positioning can vary based on the material being dried. For walls, air movers are placed at 45-degree angles to pull moisture into the air for dehumidifiers to absorb and replace with warm, dry air.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho serves local businesses with cleanup and restoration services that make your business look, “Like it never even happened.” Call (516) 671-1919 to get the services you need at any time of the day or night.

How Can I Prepare My Property for Flood Damages?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon house inside a water droplet blue Storm Water Can Create Havoc in Your Glen Head Residence. Seek Help from SERVPRO!

Disaster Mitigation Professionals Mitigate Flood Damage in Glen Head Residences for Both Structures and Contents

Flooding is one of the most ubiquitous natural disasters in the United States today. Glen Head residents who have suffered such damages are well aware of the significant costs created by debris, pests, sewage, and water damage created by floodwaters. One inch of water can cause as much as $25,000 in damages to a home.

The restoration technicians at SERVPRO are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to remove flood damage from Glen Head properties and return homes to a preloss state. SERVPRO emergency response crews can begin the cleanup process in as little as four hours after you call.

How Do I Determine Whether or Not I Live in a Flood Zone?

Glen Head homeowners can access local flood maps to determine their flood risk. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) keeps an online flood map of the United States open for public use.

Here is how to read the map to determine your area’s general flood risk:

  • First, enter your location. This entry can be a city or ZIP code. You can then view the web map and even find reports for your area’s flood history.
  • To determine the flood risk in your area, the FEMA Flood Map Service uses a variety of zone markings that indicate both risk levels and infrastructure relevant to flood management, including bridges, levees, and dams.
  • Flood zone risk is coded as follows:
    • Blue zones are 1% annual chance regions. In other words, FEMA expects these areas to see significant flooding at least once every century. FEMA considers this a high-risk designation and advises homeowners to floodproof their properties.
    • Orange zones are 0.2% annual chance zones–that is, significant flooding is expected to occur here at least once every 500 years. This occurrence may seem unlikely to happen in your lifespan, but the truth is that every single region of the United States, no matter how arid, experiences flooding.
    • Yellow zones indicate an undetermined flood risk. You may need to do more research to find out more about a yellow zome’s flood history.
    • Blue zones with red stripes are regulatory floodways usually composed of rivers and surrounding floodplains. Homes that are built in or near these areas should exercise great caution to minimize the impact that flooding can cause in these regions.

How Can I Prepare My Home for Flooding?

There are numerous renovation options you can undertake that can reduce the impact of flood damage for your Glen Head property. These can include:

  • Install a sump pump or foundation vents. Sump pumps are mostly used to remove water from basements. Choose a model with a battery backup to ensure that it can operate after the power goes out.
    Foundation vents, meanwhile, allow floodwater to pass through your foundation instead of pooling around it. This floodproofing tactic can alleviate the significant amount of pressure created by accumulated floodwaters.
  • Use check valves on your home’s pipes. The pipes entering your home should have valves installed to prevent sewage from backing up into your drains and fixtures. Gate valves typically provide a tighter seal for this purpose than flap valves.
  • Elevate your electrical switches, outlets, and wiring. Keep electrical components on your property at least 12 inches above flood level. This step can minimize the risk of an electrical shock during a flood.
  • Keep some space between mulch and siding. Consistent contact with wet mulch can eventually cause your home’s siding to rot. Once this occurs, it is much easier for floodwaters and other types of damage to penetrate your structure. Keeping some space between mulch on your property and your siding keeps the base of your home dry.
  • Make use of sealants and coatings. This floodproofing strategy protects your home with an outer coating of water-resistant paints and sealants that prevent water from seeping into cracks and crevices.

How Do SERVPRO Professionals Mitigate Flood Damage?

Flood damage requires a different process for mitigation and restoration than the typical home water damage situation due to the presence of contaminants and debris in the water. Solid waste, pests, chemical runoff, and other items must be removed from the property before structural drying can begin in earnest.

Porous materials like carpet and mattresses typically require disposal with the assent of homeowners and insurance adjusters due to safety concerns. SERVPRO technicians focus on thorough sanitation before commencing with structural drying to prevent the spread of mold, microbes, and other potential contaminants through the air.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho provides mitigation and restoration services that make disaster-affected homes look, “Like it never even happened.” Call (516) 671-1919 to begin the cleanup process within hours, at any time of the day or night.

How Long Am I Out of My House After a Fire?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Roof on fire Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

For a Quick, and Safe Return to Your Glen Cove Home After a Fire, Call SERVPRO


SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively to remediate fire damage in Glen Cove homes. Our teams respond faster than many other agencies, so our work starts before other companies can even arrive at your home. 

The Damage Looks Pretty Bad, What Happens First?

The team leader identifies every item too damaged to repair or restore and determines the shortest path out of your home. Specialists then lay down plastic sheeting to avoid crushing soot and other burned particles into the carpets and flooring. As they remove all of the debris (paper, furniture, appliances, etc.), the team leader examines the structure (walls, floors, and ceilings) for damage. 

Here, the team takes on multiple tasks to reduce the overall time in your home. As several specialists begin demolition efforts of property near the origin point of the fire, others start cleaning efforts in rooms and hallways where the only effects of the fire damage are the smoke and soot particles left as the fire cooled and stopped. Specialists start with dry sponges to remove much of the particles left by the fire and then move on to cleaning agents and soft brushes to break up thicker layers of soot for removal without harming either personal or structural property. 

Can The Restoration Teams Rebuild My Home?

For much of it, yes. Our SERVPRO office has trained carpenters on staff. After demolition, our team can install new support structures, to include wall framing, hanging new drywall, and even replace load-bearing walls in some homes. The team leader makes certain that all work meets not just your approval, but meets the requirements of city, county, and state building codes as well. 

To get started immediately, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 today. We are here to put you back into your home as soon as we can do it. 

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What Should I Do When Items in My Glen Cove House Get Burned in a Fire?

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen After something torches on your property in Upper Brookville or Sea Cliff, call SERVPRO.

For Fire Damage Restoration Services Inside Your Glen Cove Residence Call SERVPRO

We can provide multiple emergency services for you if a structural burn ever takes place on your Glen Cove property. The services we offer can help both protect property loss and human health effects.

What are the first things a restoration company does to protect my family?

When our SERVPRO technicians first enter your home during fire damage restoration in Glen Cove, our first focus is on the safety and well being of you and your family as well as all of the workers that enter your house. Our first objective is to take measures to prevent the existing problems from causing you issues in the future. Next, we repair safety hazards to ensure a safe workplace for everyone who enters your building. Then, we can conduct other procedures to prepare your property for the mitigation and restoration procedures to begin, like boarding up your structure and creating containment chambers to reduce any disruption the incident has created for all of your building's occupants.

    •    What other procedures do you implement to ensure safety during the restoration process?
    •    Conduct inspections of your building- We can thoroughly inspect your entire structure to figure out if any safety hazards like fallen debris exist.
    •    Board up the property- If your windows get broken from the heat, or your doors get destroyed from firefighters entering your home, we can secure your home from intruders and weather-related issues by placing boards and plastic on any of the breaches to your house's structural integrity.
    •    Dry out your house- Since water is often used to extinguish fires, one of the first steps to reducing property loss is to set up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from your structural components.
    •    Restore electricity- If the power had to be shut off as a result of the blaze, then we can bring it in via generators to provide light and heat.

After something torches on your property in Upper Brookville or Sea Cliff, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

How Do I Get Rid of Water from a Burst Pipe?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

burst pipe Water damage in your home? SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Has Powerful Water Removal Extractors to Fix your Glen Cove Home.

What causes a pipe to burst?

Water pipes transport gallons of water through your Glen Cove home each day. These plumbing systems can age and perform less efficiently over the lifetime of your home, leading to buildup inside the pipes. Buildup blocks water flow, creating unwanted pressure in the system, which can cause the pipe itself to burst when combined with weak joints. The water pressure building up inside the joints can force water out of them rapidly, which can quickly lead to pooling water. In a matter of hours, your home can fill with several hundred gallons of water. Our technicians work in the local area and can arrive at your property promptly to remove water and mitigate losses. 

What happens to my home when a pipe bursts?

Sometimes the water pressure overall can dip, which has consequences to the rest of your plumbing system. Equally, the water that releases into the home can absorb into materials causing significant damages. To recover your house effectively, you can enlist the help of a water removal specialist in Glen Cove. SERVPRO operates twenty-four-hours a day and has experience working with the building materials unique to homes in the community. Our focus is to remove excessive quantities of moisture quickly before putting in place an efficient drying procedure that can help to mitigate against further losses like mold growth

What should I do when a pipe bursts in my home?

- Shutoff water mains to prevent further release of water. You can do this by accessing and turning off the main stopcock

- Contact your insurer to inform them of the situation

- Arrange for a service from a professional restorer to remove water intrusion in the home

How can I document damages caused by a burst pipe?

It can be challenging to assess the extent of damage to your home immediately after a burst. High-levels of standing water and material permeance are hidden factors that can only be evaluated once initial emergency mitigation is complete. In a typical home flooding scenario, we use electric submersible pumps with sufficient lift volume and power to transport standing water away from home and into an open sewer point. Once complete, the risk of structural collapse lessens, and we can spend time performing an inspection of damages noting the material construction of your home as well as the spread of moisture. We document all signs of damage during the initial scoping stage, which is recorded in a digital inventory ready to be passed on to your insurance adjuster. 

What kind of water extraction equipment do I need to remove water from my floors?

Water extraction varies depending on the requirements of your specific restoration. Semi-permeable floors like wood, tiles, or concrete can usually benefit from light-weight extraction wands. These are commonly known as wet/dry vacuums and can pass significant amounts of water by combining heat and suction. However, if your property is carpeted, we may need to use weighted extractors. Carpet fibers are very porous, absorbing lots of moisture. This moisture can be tough to remove from the inner layers of the carpet, mainly when thicker fibers are in use. Weighted extraction equipment exerts a downward force onto the carpet either through its construction or the technician's standing weight. By applying downward pressure to the rug, we can squeeze fibers and draw moisture to the surface for extraction.

Are carpets ruined after water damage?

The length of time between the event and the drying procedure is crucial in determining whether carpets are salvageable. Clean water can deteriorate over time as it mixes with other contaminants like microbial spores or dust in your indoor environment. In as little as seventy-two hours, a clean water emergency can degrade into a grey or black water contamination issue. With their porous fibers, wet carpets are ideal for spores to form mold colonies that can spread rapidly throughout a carpet. Equally, the presence of moisture can lead to delamination of the carpet. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in carpet restoration. We can apply to condition or buffering techniques to ensure that carpets return to a preloss condition providing that water exposure time is kept low.

How Can I Restore Wet Carpets

- Precondition and thoroughly dry the carpet using extractors and dehumidification

- Inspect the mat and perform spot cleaning to remove any residual markings or visible damages 

- Use a rotary machine to buffer the fibers of the carpet and return it to its preloss condition

Burst pipes can occur at any time, and the longer the water remains, the higher the chance is of sustaining permanent damage to flooring or contents. Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cover / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 to arrange a call with our water restoration technicians (WRT).

How Do I Keep My Glen Cove Store Running After a Water Leak?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

young woman, sales clerk in gift shop, using cash register, smiling, side view Water leaks can quickly lead to water damage in your store. Contact SERVPRO for restoration services.

SERVPRO Restores the Damage as Quickly as Possible

If your Glen Cove gift shop had a water leak, it is crucial to deal with it right away to prevent further damage. You do not want your unaffected items to retain moisture or mold colonies to grow due to excess water. The quicker you dry your belongings and the interior of your shop, the quicker you can get back to business.

How Do I Protect My Merchandise?

SERVPRO Has Offsite Secure Storage for Your Merchandise

When dealing with water damage restoration at your Glen Cove business, you may need to remove your merchandise to an offsite facility for a couple of reasons. First, you want to keep the items dry and remove the possibility of them absorbing moisture from the raised humidity levels in the shop. Second, if any items sustained damage, technicians can clean and dry the items offsite. When taking items out of your shop, our specialists inventory each item so that you can keep track of your merchandise each step of the way.

What Would Happen if I Try to Dry My Store with Only Ventilation and Box Fans?

  • The drying process would be much slower without proper equipment or technique.
  • Moisture may remain, exposing your merchandise to humidity that can damage the gifts you sell.
  • Unpleasant odors may develop, making your business a less desirable gift-buying destination. 

What Type of Equipment Does SERVPRO Technicians Use to Dry My Floors and Reduce Humidity?

  • Air movers direct air across the floor to assist in evaporation of moisture. 
  • Technicians use dehumidifiers to pull moisture out of the air.
  • Air scrubbers to purify the air and remove odors. 

For assistance dealing with water damage, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

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What Can I Do When An Ocean Storm Causes Flood Damage To My Glen Head Home?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Glen Head Can Remediate the Flood Damage in Your Home

Living in Glen Head, on Long Island, can open your home to certain flood damage risks. While not every home adjacent to a body of water may experience a flood, it never hurts to be prepared. After all, preparation is the key to handling a crisis calmly.

Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to remediating flood damage in Glen Head as quickly as possible. If a flood strikes your home, don't wait to call for help. Reaching out to emergency services as quickly as possible could mean the difference in your home.

What Can I Do to Be More Prepared Should a Flood Occur?

Keeping track of specific phone numbers, exits, and other essential floor plans inside of your home can save valuable minutes inside of your home. To be more prepared when disaster strikes, consider:
    •    Keeping a list of essential phone numbers you can quickly reference in an emergency
    •    Consider practicing exit plans in your home with your family
    •    Create a SERVPRO READY Emergency Profile Plan ERP

A SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile gives our technician valuable information about your home, such as entrance points, windows, and water shut off locations. Having access to such a plan allows our technicians to get to work faster.

What Can SERVPRO Technicians Do Once They're in My Home?

Once our highly trained technicians get into your home, they can get to work immediately. We can:
    •    Use trunk-mounted pumps to remove vasts volumes of water from your home
    •    Use portable submersible pumps to reroute water away from your home
    •    Employ rover-mounted extractors and wet/dry vacuums to remove smaller volumes of water

Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to helping you remove as much water as possible from your home, and returning it to its preloss condition.

If your home experiences flood damage, get help today! Get in touch with SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by calling (516) 671-1919. We're here for you!

There Was a Fire in My Kitchen. How Do I Get the Smell Out of My House?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

SERVPRO Uses a Variety of Techniques and Products to Remove Odors in Your Glen Head Home

A fire in your Glen Head kitchen often means that there was a protein fire, especially if meat was the cause of the fire. Protein fires usually leave a minimal yellow residue. However, it produces strong, pungent odors. The biggest issue after a protein fire is odor removal. Fires that do not include burnt fish, meat, or poultry cause odor, but not to this extreme extent. 

Do I Clean Surfaces First or Deodorize?

After a Protein Fire SERVPRO Fire Restoration Specialists Usually Clean Surfaces First 

Each fire damage situation in Glen Head is slightly different, so our technicians assess the damage and create a plan to restore your home to the preloss condition. Cleaning surfaces right away is crucial because the longer the residue sits on a surface, the harder it is to remove. Technicians may need to clean protein residue off every surface in your home, even if there is no visible residue, protein residue seems to affect more areas than just the kitchen. 

What Deodorization Techniques Do You Use After a Protein Fire?

  • Remove the odor source- if the burnt salmon is on the stove, get rid of it quickly. 
  • Mask the odor with masking agents that cover the malodor with more pleasing scents. 
  • Combine odor particles with pairing agents that either neutralize (wet fogging) or absorb the odor (thermal fogging).
  • Use enzyme digesters to break down the organic protein molecules that do not smell like CO2 and H2O. 
  • Clean the air with air purification equipment using filters and ventilation fans.

SERVPRO technicians work quickly to remove unwanted protein smoke residue while incorporating deodorization techniques. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

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Why Do I Need To Clean My Home After A Pipe Bursts?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Burst water pipe Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Helps Ensure Water Cleanup Exercises in Glen Cove Address All Underlying Issues that Lead to Problems after Water Spills

It may seem absurd that you have to do extensive cleaning around your Glen Cove home when a pipe releases gallons of clean water that flows all over your house. However, a combination of several factors necessitates cleaning to restore the property to its preloss state.

What typical reasons compel people to perform water cleanup in their Glen Cove homes?

  • For the safety of the occupants.
  • To ensure a comfortable stay.
  • To protect the structure or contents. 

As the water pools around on hard floor surfaces such as tiles or concrete, it leaves them slippery, increasing the chances of slip-and-fall accidents around the house. Water intrusion also sparks microbial growth, especially if moisture management is postponed. Microbial growth can lead to respiratory issues if left to progress unhindered. 

Once water spills, evaporation starts immediately, which raises the humidity levels inside the house. At best, it is uncomfortable to stay in a house once relative humidity exceeds 60%. Bad odor can also develop in the house, especially when materials such as rugs or carpets are left wet for too long. When our SERVPRO technicians clean up your house, we can preempt the problems, guaranteeing your family a comfortable stay.

How does cleaning stop water from damaging the structure?

Water can cause materials to deteriorate in many ways. For instance, the cellulose in wood readily absorbs water leading to structural changes such as warping or swelling. Water exposure also causes many other problems in different materials, including:

  • Rotting
  • Mold development
  • Rusting
  • Discoloration and staining

The cleaning process removes standing water from the structure and manages the humidity levels in the air. If cleaning agents are utilized, their antibacterial and antimicrobial properties help limit microbial growth. Therefore, it is possible to stop or at least minimize the intensity of the problems that develop, unlike a case where nothing is done after the water spill.

Why involve someone else to do the cleaning?

The prospect of removing pools of uncontaminated water and then cleaning the house may not seem daunting. However, several reasons can compel you to consider involving a team of professional restorers like:

  • Lack of the right of cleaning tools.
  • To guarantee the safe use of cleaning products.
  • To expedite the process.

What you might consider a simple water removal process can turn into backbreaking work when using mops and buckets. Drying the wet materials is even more difficult because it works through evaporation, and opening windows and doors is not an optimal solution. Our SERVPRO technicians use wet vacs to remove the water then we set up powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to manage the drying process cutting down the effort and time it takes to complete the job.

Away from efficiency, a professional team also helps guarantee your safety during the cleanup process. The process of cleaning your home after a water spill can pose some risks, although they might not be apparent. For instance, a simple task such as mixing cleaning products can lead to injury if you mix ammonia and chlorine bleach due to the production of harmful chlorine gas. The spilled water might reach power outlets leading to electrocution if you step into the house without protective wear. Professionals are prepared to tackle these risks because of their training and experience dealing with similar loss sites.

What is involved in cleaning a house after a water intrusion?

If it is the first time dealing with a burst water pipe or other severe water spills, you might not have a true picture of what you are dealing with until you start performing the cleanup. Unfortunately, such an approach leads to delaying or missing some of the initial preventive steps that help keep the loss manageable. For most water spills, these actions are typical, so you should make plans on how to complete them before starting the cleanup.

  • Removing the water
  • Cleansing surfaces
  • Drying materials
  • Deodorization

Knowing the steps you need to take beforehand helps in planning, and in some cases, you can take the initiative to optimize the process. For instance, instead of waiting until you finish cleaning and drying your house, then you think of deodorizing if you smell a bad odor, you can incorporate deodorization in cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians mix water-based deodorizers with the cleaning solutions to ensure the areas we clean have a sweet scent. We also maximize water extraction, thus simplifying the drying process since extraction is 1200 times faster than evaporation. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can help you manage a water spill in your Glen Head, Jericho, or Oyster Bay home, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (516) 671-1919.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Glen Cove, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho today at (516) 671-1919 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

There is Flood Damage in My Glen Cove Retail Store, What Should I Do?

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor From Water Leak Do not let flood damage affect your revenue.

Call SERVPRO to Deal With the Commercial Flood Damage in Your Glen Cove Store

Flood damage in a retail store can be devastating. Apart from ruining your stock, every day, your retail store remains closed because of the flooding can affect your finances. Fortunately, you can call SERVPRO to help you clean up and restore it.

Why Choose SERVPRO instead of another restoration company
To stop business losses and loss of equipment like computers and cash registers, our team can restore your store with minimal disruption as fast as possible. We have all the equipment required to handle commercial flood damage in your Glen Cove store. We can assess the problem and determine the correct restoration procedures to use for the affected area. Our flood restoration services can also help you preserve the structural integrity of your building. Our services include:

    •    Project management
    •    Water extraction
    •    Dehumidification
    •    Drying
    •    Deodorizing

Our response team is always available, including during holidays or late at night. Since we understand the impact that flooding can cause in a retail business, we offer a timely response to emergency calls.

What are the vital steps you take to restore business premises?
Water removal is an essential step we take when restoring a property. We work fast to prevent expensive repairs. Some of the equipment we can use to remove water include:

    •    Electric submersible pumps
    •    Wet/dry vacuums
    •    Self-priming trash pumps
    •    High-pressure pumps

We choose the right extraction tools based on how much water is in a property and if it is mixed with solids. For instance, a self-priming trash pump is useful when removing water with solids from a property.

How can you dry my store effectively?
Moisture in the air and on surfaces can affect the health of your employees and customers. We can use structural cavity drying equipment to remove the moisture in your retail store. The equipment allows our technicians to direct airflow into wall cavities and hard to reach areas to replace the moist air with dry, warm air. This increases the temperature on the surfaces leading to a high rate of evaporation. Before we leave a business facility, we ensure that the client is satisfied.

Do not let flood damage affect your revenue. SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can handle the destruction to make it “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (516) 671-1919.

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What is the Best Way to Get Floodwater Out of a Sunken Den?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

submersible pump in a basement SERVPRO extracts floodwaters from basements in the Glen Cove area with advanced equipment like this portable submersible pump

SERVPRO technicians can remove the water quickly from your Glen Cove property

During a storm, there are numerous ways that water can enter a property in Glen Cove. When high winds damage a roof, the resulting leak is clean water, and as long as it gets cleaned up quickly, it poses no threat to inhabitants of the home. Groundwater is a far more severe issue. When this type of floodwater enters a home, it can have all kinds of bacteria, chemicals, and often sewage. Avoid coming into contact with it and get restoration services started as soon as possible.

What Should I Expect with Flood Damage Cleanup in My Home?

Flood damage in a Glen Cove den had numerous issues for SERVPRO technicians to address. Roughly an inch of water entered the home and quickly migrated into furnishings, flooring, and the structure. The technicians tested the water upon arrival to determine the nature of any bacteria or the presence of sewage (known as black water), so they could choose the proper cleaning agents to disinfect the worksite and make the cleanup process safer.

Part of Flood Loss Cleanup is Removal of Loss Items

The low-seated couch and loveseat in the den absorbed water from the wet carpet into the frame and stuffing and made them non-restorable as most porous items that take in black water cannot get returned to a sanitized condition for reuse. This meant they required removal as a loss with permission from the homeowner. Fortunately, a number of items had restoration potential. A solid wood coffee table got removed to another area for drying and cleaning. The accent pillows on the sofa remained dry and got moved outside the worksite with other items for cleaning and disinfection. The homeowner was pleased to find out the foosball table could get saved through washing with mild cleaners.

Frequently Seen Structural Damage After Flood Loss

Once water enters a home, the damage begins as it migrates and penetrates flooring and wicks into sheetrock. After quickly moving out the furnishings, the technicians scoped the den to determine all areas of water migration. They found it several inches into the sheetrock and wainscotting around the room. The techs measured over the water line on the walls and cut off the sheetrock several inches. This assists in drying the interior wall spaces.

Carpet wet from groundwater needs specific handling.

  • Once black water gets found within the carpet, it requires removal and disposal as a biohazard.
  • Due to the heaviness of wet carpet, the techs extract the water to make it safe to move.
  • Once the maximum amount of moisture gets extracted, they cut the carpet into strips to make it easy to handle. This action exposes the concrete substrate, which needs attention to ensure it dries completely.

What is the Fastest Way to Dry Flood Damage in a Home?

Floodwater brings elevated humidity to the loss area that needs multiple pieces of equipment to remedy. SERVPRO technicians carry in different types of devices to deal with the moisture in the den.

  • Portable pumps to pull as much water up as possible off most surfaces
  • Rovers are valuable for removing the water from the carpet before disposal
  • Squeegees work to push remaining water off the concrete
  • Air movers blow at high speed and cause a chain reaction that results in embedded moisture in the concrete to rise
  • Dehumidifiers seize this water vapor and remove it
  • Monitoring during the entire drying process to maintain timelines and achieve drying goals

Handling Concerns for Electronics Exposed to Floodwater

 After items such as the television and stereo equipment had exposure to the flood loss, the homeowner had concerns about their safety for reuse. Because it is not safe to test electronics with probable water exposure, the technicians arranged for a local industry expert to inspect the devices for the homeowner to reuse or if any repairs were necessary.

How to Removal Water Odors in a Home

Floodwater brings its own musty odor and may be made worse due to sewage or other elements in the water. Drying the property goes a long way towards lessening the foul scents in the home; however, the deodorizing cleaning agents also assist in the removal of any residual water odors. The use of antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners as needed If needed, the technicians can use equipment such as air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to capture any remaining airborne droplets and neutralize them. After the completion of these actions, the property is ready for the needed repairs to bring the den to its pre-water loss condition.

Flood damage needs immediate attention. Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for rapid action to restore your home and property.

Did a Leaking Water Heater Damage Your Glen Cove Home?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

leaking water heater. water pooling on floor Water heaters are a common source of water damage inside the home. SERVPRO can extract and remove the water and dry your home.

The Benefits of Professional Water Removal in Glen Cove Homes 

There are so many ways that water damage can hit a house. Some of the most common events include hot water tank failures, supply line leaks to appliances such as the fridge or washing machine, and plumbing issues. All these events have in common is they need cleanup efforts to begin as early as possible to lessen loss to the structure and contents. 

There are many perks for bringing a professional restoration service in for water removal in a Glen Cove property. One of the biggest is that it is almost impossible to do a comparable cleanup job using consumer-grade equipment and products.  

Differences in Setup

The techs scope the loss area to determine problem areas. We also place a barrier between furnishings with stained legs and wet carpet to stop the potential for any bleeding of the stain onto the damp carpet. 

Differences in Water Extraction

Homeowners that own wet/dry vacs can get ahead of the water loss in their homes. However, this machine type does not have the pulling power of the portable pumps and other water removal equipment that SERVPRO techs bring to the site. The certified techs know that the more moisture that gets pulled up lessens the needed drying time. 

Differences in Drying Equipment

When a homeowner has a wet carpet and sets up multiple fans to blow on it, the tops of the fibers may feel dry to the touch after a time. Should carpet's bottom backing and padding still retain moisture, a host of issues may develop from mold to unrepairable damage to the materials from prolonged exposure. SERVPRO techs use centrifugal air movers en masse to deliver high-velocity airflow. This airflow causes a reaction that forces embedded moisture to rise where the nearby dehumidification equipment is ready to port it away. Specialized drying devices and methods such as floating the carpet or drying mats to save expensive hardwood flooring give results that home-based efforts cannot attain. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for professional water removal of any size in your home. The certified techs arrive quickly and make the loss to the property, "Like it never even happened." 

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How can Glen Cove Retirement Homes Clean Up without Exposing the Residents to Coronavirus?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

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When Cleaning to Prevent the Spread of Disease, Protect Yourself

The proper use of protective gear, such as an N95 filter mask and rubber gloves, and the use of EPA registered disinfectants are important measures to follow when cleaning your indoor environment.  However, are you questioning whether you can maintain a high level of cleanliness with a do-it-yourself approach?

What does SERVPRO Do Differently?
Our technicians wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including gloves, impermeable suits, and protective masks. These measures also protect the occupants of the properties in which we work.  We apply EPA registered and CDC recommended cleaning agents as part of our specialty preventative cleaning process. We use hospital-grade disinfectants to thoroughly clean surfaces.  Our equipment and cleaning agent delivery systems are built to industrial/commercial use standards rather than inferior tools like trigger sprayers. 

Even more importantly, our employees have experience in performing difficult cleaning tasks. On an almost everyday basis, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho technicians will clean up sewage spills, remediate mold, and other pathogens. Often these trained and experienced cleaning specialists will have to respond to a crime or unattended death scene to carry out potential medical waste cleanup in Glen Cove.  These practiced skills help to make us qualified to provide professional protective biohazard cleaning against this virus. 

Our company provides services at convenient times seven days a week as necessary. We are pleased to speak with you to listen to your concerns and potential needs.

The high transmission rate of this virus is complicating everyday life and it demands a professional approach to preventative specialty cleaning. You can certainly trust the experts at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho to do it right. Call us today at (516) 671-1919. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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Fire Damage Glen Cove – Removing Smoke Residue

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Household Goods Soiled by Smoke and Soot a Major Aspect of Fire Damage Mitigation Services in Glen Cove

A fire in your home is a stressful event that affects the entire family. There is the damage caused by the fire, often in a kitchen over the stove. The countertops and cupboards may be charred and need to be replaced. Air currents carry smoke residue from the fire to every room in the house. Smoke residue deposits are more substantial near the source of the fire, and the type of fire determines the kind of residue left on surfaces.

SERVPRO has certified technicians on staff to handle fire damage situations in Glen Cove and encompassing towns and villages close by. We train our team to deal with all types of fire situations and smoke residues. Our teams are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Our team manager is usually on-site within four hours of your call. In addition to damage from the fire and smoke residue, there is the damage caused by the fire crew. There could be water damage or chemical damage depending on the type of fire.

Avoid Rubbing Surfaces with Deposits of Smoke Residue

Every fire is different in terms of how hot it burns and what is burning. Some fires that burn hot produce little residue, while smoldering fires produce lots of smoke residue. Grease fires produce greasy organic material, while wood fires produce dry material.

Many homeowners attempt to clean up after a fire. This action is a natural tendency. In emergencies, many want to do something constructive, some want to save money, and others are concerned about personal possessions that have much value.

In SERVPRO's experience, homeowners can do more damage by attempting cleaning. Whenever homeowners use the wrong cleaning products to clean up smoke residues, owners can cause the residue to smear and penetrate the material. Greasy residue must be dissolved and wiped away, while dry smoke residue particles can be vacuumed.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919, we can quickly assess the situation, discuss the fire type and damage with the firemen and your insurance adjuster. Our organization can begin restoration of your home after a fire and return it to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Glen Cove After A Water Loss

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

One of our evolution LGR dehumidifiers capturing water vapor in this home We used our evolution LGR dehumidifier to capture the remaining water vapor in this home. We can help you prevent further damage also.

Cost-Effective Restoration of Water Damage Loss in Glen Cove

Of the many problems that affect households, water damage can prove costly to restore, especially if restoration efforts are mishandled. SERVPRO can help minimize some costs and help restore your home to its preloss state. 

Several factors can exaggerate the costs involved after a water damage incident in Glen Cove, but the size of the affected area is one of the main determinants since the cost of damage depends on the affected square feet. After the initial water spill, the damage continues to spread as the water intrudes into different areas through gravitation-aided water flow, capillary action, condensation, and hygroscopic action. Such additional migration increases the area affected by the spill if it goes unchecked and thus adding unnecessary costs to the original loss. Our SERVPRO technicians can help by taking a variety of steps to stop widespread water migration including;

  • Protecting contents with plastic sheets
  • Expediting extraction of standing water
  • Removing vulnerable materials likely to stain
  • Managing humidity levels preventing condensation problems

In many cases, water damage requires the removal of materials for restoration or replacement purposes. The location of the material in question determines how difficult the process, which can influence the costs, involved. For example, baseboards are easier to remove compared to insulation, which is hidden within wall cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the affected areas and determine easy ways to remove the targeted material. For example, we make flood cuts to remove wet insulation and drywall without opening up the entire walls. Sometimes we forego the removal of any materials by using specialized extraction or drying equipment such as the injecti-dry system and drying mats to remove moisture from cavities.

Every item or material disposed of after water loss incidents translates to cost. Minimizing such disposal, therefore, helps reduce costs. Our SERVPRO technicians help save costly materials such as hardwood floorboards by using specialized drying techniques such as the use of drying chambers.

Any step that can help reduce the costs involved after water loss incidents is welcome. Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Get You Back In Business In Glen Cove After A Water Damage Disaster

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage on the floor of this property We have the state of the art drying equipment to restore your property right away to prevent further damage. Call us right away, we are here 24/7.

Commercial Water Damage Glen Cove – Plumbing Break

A commercial client stands to lose more than just the damage caused by a water leak when a water line breaks. Their business has to close until the water is removed, everything is dried, and repairs are made. The business may have to lay off employees, and customers cannot visit the site until everything vis returned to normal. A fast response by water removal specialists and construction repair contractors can reduce the loss significantly.

That's why SERVPRO provides commercial water damage services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. We know how important it is to get to the job site and begin recovery to limit the time your business is offline. We are available on a 24 /7 day a week basis and usually can be onsite in less than 4 hours. A water line joint that blows out inside a wall can deliver hundreds of gallons of water in a few.

What Moisture Mitigation Work Needs to be Completed

One of the first steps SERVPRO takes when the team arrives onsite is to assess the situation, remove the source of the water damage, and there are no electrical or other hazards that might be dangerous to employees and our team members. If the water leak is inside a wall, which many are, we can remove the drywall to expose the water pipe for repairs.

Water can spread quickly, and in many cases, water seeps behind baseboards, into walls, under carpeting, and into the underpad. If we do not remove all sources of moisture, our experience tells us that these areas can be a future source of microbial growth and odors. If the carpet begins to delaminate (the backing separates from the carpet fibers), the carpet must be replaced.

We may need to remove baseboards and make a one-foot flood cut in the drywall, especially near the water leak, to gain access to water and moisture inside the walls. We remove all of the moisture using directed air movers to evaporate the moisture and dehumidifiers to remove the humidity. Once the commercial space is dry, contractors can begin work to replace the drywall, baseboards, and install new carpeting and underpad.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve East Norwich, Oyster Bay, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Property in Glen Head, Groundwater Mess, and a SERVPRO Cleanup

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

small model house being wiped from the roof, cartoonish SERVPRO Cleans Flooded Homes in Glen Head from the Top Down!

Stages of Removing Floodwater from Glen Head Homes

Water removal is rarely as simple as straightforward as Glen Head homeowners might like, but our experienced restoration professionals can help with an array of premier equipment and effective techniques. Extracting water from the house refers to more than the problematic standing water that could exist after a flood, so recognizing the stages of water removal can help our customers to maintain an understanding of the progress of our drying efforts.

Even before our SERVPRO professionals have discussed the full scope of the job and what is necessary for flooding removal in your Glen Head home with the homeowner and the insurance adjuster, initial removal techniques can begin. Extraction that occurs shortly after our team first gets notified of a disaster can help to reduce the total property loss. Waiting for long periods before contacting restoration, professionals can work against the restorability of the house.

In the initial phases of recovery, extraction plays a vital role in both allowing more direct drying efforts to begin and as a method of determining the extent of present damage. The need for debris removal and muck-out services is not fully appreciated until the standing water has gotten removed from the most damaged areas of the house.

Water removal from saturated materials is another critical element to mitigation, as this is the process that can be instrumental in allowing materials to stay installed when contamination is not a concern. In many cases, surface water saturation can get addressed with the direct output from centrifugal air movers and electric heaters. By manipulating temperature and airflow, our SERVPRO professionals can increase the productivity of evaporative drying. This immediate burst of warm air can also prevent cool barriers from forming along the saturated surfaces of materials that can slow the drying process.

Removing water from your home after a flood is a vital first step in gaining control of this loss situation. While there are many paths to clearing out excess floodwater, you can trust in the experience and cutting-edge equipment of our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team to help. You can reach out to our rapid response team 24/7 by calling (516) 671-1919.

Maskers and Sealants for Glen Cove Residents with Fire Damage related Odor Issues

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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How SERVPRO Works to Improve Air Quality in Your Home After a Fire Incident

Fire Damage Glen Cove

Sometimes the lasting impact of a property is fire is felt through the presence of charred odors that can linger in the air and contents of your home. Fire releases several chemicals in materials, some of which can also contain unpleasant odors. By opening windows and performing light vacuuming, you can remove odor-causing dry soot from the property altogether. However, wet soot deposits, which are usually greasy in texture and come from the burning of animal fats or synthetic materials, can be more of a challenge to rid from your home. 

Odor-control is a big part of fire damage restoration that Glen Cove residents benefit from by enlisting professionals. Odor eventually disperses naturally over time once the removal of offending material or materials from home is complete. This may include carefully bagging and sealing non-salvageable items such as burnt curtains or by cleaning surfaces, walls, or ceilings using chemical products. However, the natural dissipation of these volatile particles can take a long time to disappear altogether. SERVPRO odor restorers can help to speed up this process.

Sometimes an efficient and effective method of odor control is to mask the odor for a period until the particles themselves disperse and become no longer noticeable. SERVPRO technicians can use odor-counteracting beads, which release deodorants into the air over time. As these solvent-based beads release deodorant, it counteracts the unpleasant smells left in the air by burning materials. Placing these beads inside a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit can be an efficient method for dispersing masking agents until the odor-causing particles disperse.

Walls and ceilings may be a challenge to the restoration of properties with high-pressure fires. Smoke particles can enter and bond with porous surfaces like wall-paint as well as the drywall beneath. These situations require intervention since the odor-causing materials are not easy to remove. SERVPRO can apply an odor and stain blocker to the affected materials, which uses a thick acrylic to seal odor into the wall itself. This surface can then be repainted without staining or odor reappearing. 

Odors take a long time to dissipate naturally. To speed up the process, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

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Cleaning And Refinishing Your Water Damaged Glen Head Property

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Cleaning and Refinishing Glen Head Hardwoods After Water Losses

Widespread water loss incidents can have a diverse impact on the hardwood structural elements it becomes exposed to in Glen Head homes. From cabinets and shelves to hardwood flooring, absorption often occurs more quickly than many property owners might think. While a swift response from our SERVPRO team can help to reduce the severity of this absorption and material degradation, lasting damage might have already taken place.

Water cleanup in Glen Head homes can encompass many areas of your home, but it can also include the restoration and recovery of specific structural elements and materials. In some situations, it is sufficient to dry and clean off any lingering residues from the surface layer of hardwood flooring and fixtures. However, it is also possible that these materials could require refinishing for more considerable aesthetic damages.

Cleaning off residues and soiling from hardwood materials throughout the home involves a range of our potent cleaning products and chemical agents. While cellulose in the wood can be the reason that flooring is so prone to absorbing standing water, the same concern exists with wet cleaners and higher acidic cleansers that can mar the finish of wood surfaces. Our SERVPRO team works to find the ideal balance between the present damage and the needs of the flooring or cabinetry to restore its original sheen and finish.

When marring of these surfaces already exists before our technicians can employ cleaning techniques and products, refinishing might be the only feasible route to making this water damage “Like it never even happened.” We can strip the finish where necessary and fall onto the skilled hands of our in-house residential contractors to repair and refinish these surfaces. Refinishing can almost always be more cost-effective and efficient than removal and replacement.

Restoring the hardwood in your home after a water loss incident involves more decisions and techniques than you might have thought initially. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho technicians can help to restore and recover marred surfaces to get your home back to preloss condition fast. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

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What Can You Do to Prevent Storm Damage in Your Glen Head Home

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

flooded street with white home Basement flooding is a reality that many of our past and current clients have faced. Should your home be affected, contact Team SERVPRO 24/7.

Stopping Basement Flood Damage in a Glen Head Home

A whopping 98% percent of basements are expected to see flooding in their lifetimes. Disasters can be overwhelming and stressful experiences to endure, but modern technologies and methods ensure that there are more preventive measures available than ever to keep your possessions safe and dry in the event of a disaster.

If your Glen Head basement has experienced flood damage, SERVPRO professionals stand ready to aid you within hours of your call. These technicians possess the tools and know-how needed to restore your basement to a preloss condition, including extractors, EPA-registered antimicrobials, and industrial-grade drying equipment.

Protecting Your Possessions

  • Use waterproof storage. Plastic bins, especially stored on high shelving, can go a long way toward salvaging your possessions.  To prevent water from coming in, seal these boxes with duct tape. For sentimental items, heirlooms, and similar fare, consider storing in the attic, if possible.  For electronics and similar items, cover them in lightweight plastic and keep the seals as watertight as possible.
  • Protect your furniture.  Just 2 inches of floodwater can cost tens of thousands of damages for homeowners to repair.  Elevation methods like cinder blocks can protect your furniture from water damage by allowing a few inches of clearance between floodwaters and your possessions.
  • Check your basement regularly.  Water damage can happen anytime, so implement measures available to prevent basement flooding before it happens when you can.  Make sure to repair damaged floors, walls, and windows. Consider stocking up on sandbags or installing a sump pump to minimize damage to your basement.


SERVPRO technicians can get right to work on disinfecting and drying your home after flooding occurs.  While not everything can be salvaged due to the dangers posed by floodwaters, these damage mitigation professionals strive to provide homeowners with peace of mind through tried and true methods. 

If flooding is extensive, technicians have truck-mounted pumps available to remove high quantities of water quickly. They work in tandem with portable back-mounted extractors to remove water from hard-to-reach spots.  Before drying can begin, technicians clean with EPA-registered antimicrobials to prevent the spread of microbes through the air.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho wants to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (516) 671-1919 today for fast disaster cleanup.

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Glen Cove Properties Benefit from Water Mitigation Services from SERVPRO

1/18/2020 (Permalink)

Tub overflowing with soapy water from an open tap Water Accidents Happen in Glen Cove--That Is Why SERVPRO Is Ready to Help!

The Experience to Know What Water-Damaged Glen Cove Homes Need

You do not always have the time available to shop around for reputable and trustworthy restoration companies when water losses occur in your Glen Cove home. In most situations involving water emergencies, you have around 48 hours to resolve the bulk of the concerns, or more severe and threatening conditions could develop. Knowing the most efficient practices comes from experience and extensive training, our team has become a name to trust.

Our certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) on our SERVPRO team have more than thirty years of experience and continued education to address the water damage in Glen Cove homes with the latest resources, training, and technologies. No two-loss incidents are the same, and addressing the concerns of your household can maximize drying and recovery efforts across the board.

Damage assessments are the right way to determine what tools and approaches are necessary to return your property to preloss condition. Our process involves both an understanding of the drying sciences and the input of our customers to detail the state of their home before the water loss incident and their ultimate wishes in seeing the area restored. Because we have an in-house division of general contractors as well as restoration specialists, we have a full-service approach to recovery that can save time and money.

Because a majority of our professionals have the WRT certifications along with secondary endorsements for Applied Structural Drying (ASD), customers do not have to wait for skilled and knowledgeable water restorers. We have a 24/7 response, and because of our central location in Jericho, we can respond to most of the loss incidents in the area within hours. We can arrive with an array of specialty equipment, including extractors, drying mats, air movers, positive pressure systems, and light wands. We can address standing water concerns and move immediately to drying the moisture beyond the surface.

Experience matters when you are entrusting your home to restoration professionals after a water loss incident. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help. Give us a call at (516) 671-1919.

Soot and Smoke Cleanup and Malodors Elimination Needed for Your Glen Cove Home? Try Calling SERVPRO for Restoration

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

flames and smoke coming under bedroom door Glen Cove Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Are Cornerstones of SERVPRO Excellence

Fire Damage Glen Cove – Smoke Residues

Not all fires are the same, and the smoke from these fires is also different. The residue from different fires requires different cleaning approaches. Hot fires tend to produce dry smoke residues, while slower-burning or smoldering fires tend to produce wet smoke residues. Then there are the fires where food has been burned and may produce protein smoke residue. Fuel oil also produces smoke residues that require different cleaning methods.

SERVPRO has been providing fire damage services in the Glen Cover area since 1986. We have had experience restoring many homes and commercial buildings after a fire and are familiar with all the different types of smoke residues. We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and trained experts that have worked with thousands of customers.

The speed of combustion, the amount of oxygen available to fuel the fire, and the type of material that is burning determine the type of smoke residue.

Cleaning Dry Smoke Residues

Since the particles produced by a hot fire are dry, surfaces are not stained as profoundly and are easier to clean. Nonporous materials can be wiped and cleaned. Porous materials may need to be washed, repainted, or replaced.

Cleaning Wet Smoke Residues

Wet smoke residue tends to contain more aerosols, varnishes, and solvents. Particles can work themselves into crevices and can discolor plastic materials. In many cases, contents cannot be restored due to discoloration, smearing, or smudging on the surface.

Cleaning Protein Smoke Residue

Fires involving food products tend to leave a greasy protein residue that can be distributed throughout the entire home. All surfaces in the home may require cleaning and restoration. Protein combustion often results in a highly pungent odor that is challenging for elimination; SERVPRO can help.

Fuel Oil Smoke Residue

A malfunctioning furnace often produces this type of residue. Blowback can deposit spider tags in cooler corners and upper areas of a room, looking much like spider webs. Soot particles are produced and distributed throughout the home by the heating system. Technicians can first vacuum away most of these ionized, dirty deposits. It may be black or grey in color and greasy. It is usually easy to remove; however, the entire home must be cleaned and deodorized. SERVPRO can help restore your home after a fire regardless of the type of fire and smoke residue.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Upper Brockville, Sea Cliff, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage In Glen Head

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Up Water Damage in Glen Head

Sometimes a pipe bursting in a nearby kitchen or bathroom can soak your wood flooring. Hardwood flooring can warp or buckle after water exposure. The longer the floor is wet, the more damage you may incur.

If you are experiencing warping or buckling of your flooring due to water damage in your Glen Head home, you most likely require professional assistance. Contacting SERVPRO right away may help mitigate secondary damage, such as further warping or mold growth in trapped pockets of moisture.

Removing excess water quickly is critical; the least amount of damage occurs when SERVPRO technicians remove water fast. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. They pull excess water out of the floors by using an extractor and doing multiple passes over the area. Then, they dry the floors. Technicians consider the permeance of the flooring and the exposure time when creating a plan to dry the area effectively.

Wood naturally contains moisture, typically around 10%. Technicians use non-penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture levels in the wood. They take readings in an unaffected area to make sure the moisture levels are consistent on all the flooring in the same area of the home. Moisture readings are from the wettest part of the floor to ensure that everything dries before moving forward.

Trained SERVPRO technicians use special drying techniques to dry the floors, mindful of vapor barriers such as finishes that may lock moisture in or out of the wood surface. Finishes impact both absorption and evaporation rates. Air movers and dehumidifiers are sometimes used in crawl spaces under the floors to dry from underneath while also used above the flooring, attacking the moisture from both areas.

Floors should be within 4% of their regular moisture content to be dry. If overdried, crowning may occur, the wood arches and creates a bow shape, becoming very difficult to sand out. There may be some cupping, meaning that the sides of the wood warp up in a cup shape. This often indicates that water absorbed from the bottom and sides of the wood. After the wood is dry, technicians may sand and possibly refinish the floor to bring the wood back to the preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is available 24/7 at (516) 671-1919 to help you restore your wood flooring. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are The Leader In Glen Head Water Damage Restoration

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Our technician uses our drying equipment to dry the hardwoods in this home Our technicians removed the laminate floors, affected drywall and contents and then started the dry out process after water damage struck this home.

Debris Cleanup Can Reduce Restoration Costs in Glen Head

Among the many responsibilities and requirements placed on the administration and management divisions of our SERVPRO team, controlling expenses for Glen Head residents and their properties is vital. Every individual component of our response team and office staff involved in the recovery play a part in helping to keep costs low for the customer, but none have a more direct role in this than the crew chief. The leader of our field technician units has the authority to authorize preventative care and emergency services that ultimately reduce the cost of the restoration as a whole, such as removing loose debris and sediment. 

Preparation is an essential component to every project we begin involving water cleanup in Glen Head homes because so much can vary from one site to another. Direct exposure of structural elements like cabinetry and ceiling tiles can lead to warping, swelling, and deterioration. In some situations, these areas can collapse entirely under the weight of the loss incident, creating a dire circumstance where our technicians must work quickly to prevent further structural loss. Cleanup plays a vital role in reducing this permanent damage, and we have several direct approaches to help. 


Standing water is a substantial threat to any exposed construction materials, contents, and other affected portions of your property. With structural degradation, debris can exist within this water that prevents the use of our traditional electric sump pump choice for water removal. We can utilize more powerful self-priming trash pumps to move water with solids inside. 

Controlled Demolition 

Our crew chief is responsible for the delegation of tasks when necessary, such as the deployment of our in-house general contracting division. These professionals can remove affected materials in part to prevent a more substantial full replacement of damaged surfaces and structure. 

Direct Removal Approaches 

There are certain materials and contents within your property that can amplify the destruction if not managed appropriately. Insulation above ceiling tiles and inside of walls can absorb moisture, causing this material to become too heavy for these weaker structural elements to contain. Our SERVPRO team can remove water damaged insulation with specially designed vacuum systems. 

Saving money on restoration is not only important to you. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho professionals have techniques and strategies for water recovery with the express purpose of reducing costs. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (516) 671-1919.

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How In-place Drying can Reduce Inconvenience during Flood Damage Restoration of your Glen Head Home

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Standing water around a garage. Your Glen Head flood damage is our focus, let us help you get above water.

Let SERVPRO help take the inconvenience off your shoulders when it comes to your Glen Head home flood.

A flooded property or room does not necessarily mean that your furnishings, carpets, and access areas have to be removed or displaced. Our restoration services focus on repairing issues with minimum inconvenience to a homeowner. In situations where property flooding is the result of a clean water supply malfunction, for example, leaking sinks, bathtubs, or pipes, it is possible to perform in-place drying. In-place drying involves minimal disruption to the affected area. However, it is only suitable when flooding is less than 72 hours and shows no signs of water contamination. 

Homeowners that experience clean water flood damage in Glen Head may find it beneficial to incorporate in-place drying. These methods are less aggressive and involve drying carpets as well as subfloor pads without detaching or removing them. Furniture can remain in place while there is a reduction in the likelihood of delamination occurring. However, not all situations suit in-place drying, and they can be more time-consuming. 

A SERVPRO technician can decide on in-place drying during the inspection of flooded areas. We begin by moving furniture into the center of the room and using truck-mounted extraction wands to vacuum moisture from carpets close to the baseboard. This process prevents water migration, which can become a severe issue should moisture enter wall cavities or penetrate the subfloor. Once the outer regions of the room are dry, your technician may test a small area of the subfloor pad to make sure both carpet and pad are dry.

Central areas of the home can then be further dried using a weighted extraction tool. Weighted wands apply pressure onto soft fabrics, which can help to squeeze out residual moisture. After every drop of moisture is extracted, SERVPRO can place air-movers with dehumidifiers to create ideal drying conditions. This equipment helps to reduce the amount of time for flood restoration work to be completed as well as ensuring both carpet and pad are thoroughly dry. 

Clean water flood emergencies do not need to be a lasting disruption in your everyday life. Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for in-place drying options.

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Glen Cove Fire Cleanup from the Sublime to Demolition--SERVPRO Has the Skills and Assets

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

"Carpet Cleaning" Spelled Out on a Graphic with the Vacuum Bonnet Head SERVPRO Cleans the House of Debris from a Fire Damaging Event in a Glen Cove Home--even the Carpets

Various Approaches that Help Save Contents after Fire Damage Incidents in Glen Cove

Soiling through residue deposits, charring, and strong odor is common after fire damage affects properties in Glen Cove.  Deep soiling may force you to throw away some items left structurally intact by the fire.  However, using advanced cleaning approaches, it is possible to remove the residues left on the items, restoring them to the preloss condition.


Vacuuming is an effective way to remove loose residues left on items after fire damage incidents in Glen Cove.  It has several benefits, including removing soot, and dirt that may be difficult to deal with once a material becomes wet. It also helps clean some materials such as sisal or silk area rugs, which are readily damaged by other cleaning methods.  Vacuuming can also serve a precursor cleaning method, removing loose soot from the surface of materials.

Bonnet Cleaning

If the fire incident leaves limited amounts of residues on fabric items such as carpets or upholstery, there is no need to waste resources doing deep cleaning, especially considering it might lead to other problems like dyes running or staining. Bonnet cleaning is the right answer in such a case because minimal moisture is applied. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the soiled material first to determine whether to use this method, pre-testing. We use it on the low-cut pile and low-level loop carpets. Its effectiveness is minimal for deep-cut pile carpets, and it is not suitable for Berbers or shag carpets.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

It is common for soot and other some residues to stick stubbornly to glassware and fixtures such as chandeliers. Vigorously agitating such items can remove the residues, but is likely to cause other problems such as scratches, which would ruin their value. Our SERVPRO technicians avoid problems when cleaning such items by using specialized immersion cleaning procedures such as ultrasonic cleaning, which utilizes tiny water bubbles to agitate the soiled surfaces. The bubbles are created through sound waves, so there is no chance of scratching the items. As these microscopic "balloons" burst, the released gas pressure erodes the unwanted elements from the targeted piece.

Cleaning contents affected by fire damage might require unique approaches. Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Flood Damage can Ruin Structure and Merchandise in a Glen Head Bookstore

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

A stack of books with an open book at the top of the stack. We can help you save the pages in your Glen Head flood damage.

SERVPRO can help with even the most particular items such as books in your Glen Head flood damage.

In spite of the Internet, many people in Glen Head still love to find and read a good book. Often, finding a classic in print helps share a beloved story with a child, which often reduces reading problems in school. Both new and used bookstores carry thousands of items in their inventories, along with other items.

Bookstore owners in Glen Head fighting commercial flood damage after a storm often need professional restoration experts to obtain the best possible outcome. Water of any kind and from any source is a book's worst enemy. Swollen bindings and warped covers give a good indication of the pages' condition – wavy and curled, discolored, and in some cases, tinted from the dyes in a cloth or leather cover.

Just as without books, there is no bookstore, the structure needs restoring to preloss condition, also. Our building services department carries out many tasks needed during the restoration of a business. Boarding up windows to protect inventory and furnishings from looters and tarps over the roof can keep openings from letting in pests and precipitation. They also help with restoring books and other documents, as well as fine art. SERVPRO can handle almost any type of flood damage that happens to your business.

Our goal is to shorten the time required for mitigation, restoration, and remediation and get your business back to operational status. Lyophilization is a method that involves freezing books and other paper-containing materials to dry them with little damage. 

Because lyophilization must begin without delay, we highly recommend that bookstore owners create a READY Profile with SERVPRO. A Profile saves time by allowing us to access information about your business during a crisis.

Extracting silt and water involves both pumps and buckets. SERVPRO works in teams keeping efficiency high, so the work gets completed as quickly as possible. Elevating bare shelves and bookcases helps them dry fast because air currents can travel around them evenly. Wiping condensation off rarely needs to happen because our desiccant machines strip the air of water vapor. 

We also provide odor control measures that eliminate odors caused by microorganisms, soils, and other debris. We use hydroxyl generators to kill airborne microbes and to eliminate any odor-causing particles. We can run these generators even when the bookstore is occupied, unlike ozone generators. It also causes no changes or bleeding of colors in fabrics.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho understands how unexpected store closings can harm your bookstore in Oyster Bay. We also serve Upper Brookville and East Norwich when flood damage and other weather events threaten your company. Call (516) 671-1919, day or night, 365 days a year, because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and always arrive fully prepared. We can also give you more information about the READY Profile and help you complete yours if needed.

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Glen Cove Structural Damage from Fire, Wind, Water, or Other Mishap Happen to You? Just Call SERVPRO for Recovery Services

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Wooden Puzzle Pieces of a Broken House with a "Disaster" Sign For Any Kind of Disaster to Your Glen Cove Home--Fire, Storm, Flood, Water, Mold, or BioHazard--Just Call SERVPRO

Why SERVPRO Restoration Services Provide a Better Coverage for Homes in Glen Cove

Restoration services encompass everything from initially assessing the extent of damage in the property, mitigating immediate losses, and then returning the property to its pre-incident condition. SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated business for water, fire, water or storm restoration. Serving the Long Island Sound region for over two decades has seen us develop our large loss recovery team into one of the most technically proficient restorers in the Glen Cove region. Quick, and cost-effective, we are ready to dispatch crews with the right blend of experience and equipment to your property emergency in as little as four hours of notification of loss.
Restoration services involving water need careful handling. A relatively low-key water incident can escalate into a substantial loss situation without the ability to quickly source the cause of damage and trace its migration from point to post. Doing so not only ensures your home is protected in the short-term, but also guards against future incidents like mold, contamination, or the growth of bacterias and viruses.
Starting from the source of water damage in your Glen Cove home, our technicians trace moisture outward to judge the scale of your situation. Temporarily removing or blocking furnishings are vital mitigation tasks SERVPRO can carry out to mitigate losses. Controlled demolitions of drywall allow us to assess areas with restricted access. Where substantial barriers are in place, SERVPRO technicians can resort to thermal imaging cameras to continue our search.
A thorough assessment of the extent of damages in your Glen Cove home is essential to understanding what equipment we need to restore the property thoroughly. Sometimes, essential water extraction and dehumidification equipment provide a quick solution. Where there is a prolonged period between contacting restoration services and the initial leak we may need to bring in advanced structural cavity drying equipment to return the property to its preloss condition. SERVPRO has a built a reputation on being thorough in our assessment and restoration of water damages allowing homeowners to avoid repeat call outs or secondary issues like mold growth.
Uncontained housefires can spread smoke as well as odor throughout your home and contents. Walls, ceilings, and appliances can often be remediated relatively easy, but homeowners find that contents damaged by smokes or soots can be difficult to replace. Our department for the restoration of your contents employs a comprehensive range of solutions, that means you may not need to shop for expensive replacements.
In a fire, combusting materials release carbon monoxide as well as chemicals in the form of hot smoke. Smoke travels upwards seeking out cooler surfaces and leaving large soot deposits on them. As the smoke cools, many of those soot drop onto furnishings, documents, pictures and upholstery in your Glen Cove home. Water used in firefighting procedure can then set those soots into fabrics or other porous materials, making them difficult to clean.
SERVPRO operates a pack-out service for contents with medium to severe smoke damages. Your belongings can often be cleaned and deodorized onsite before being taken to a unique storage facility for safekeeping. SERVPRO storage facilities are sanitary with climate-controlled indoor spaces for your precious items. We can use immersion ultrasonic cleaning methods, where necessary, to get contents back to preloss condition before returning them to your newly restored home. During pack out, our technicians create a digital inventory of items that can be passed on to your insurance adjuster to help ease your claim.

SERVPRO operates large loss recovery teams for residents along the Long Island Sound during weather risk periods. Depending on the scale of damage, units can be a single trained restorer, to a team of water restoration technicians (WRT), applied structural damage (ASD) technicians and BioHazard teams. Harsh weather conditions require restoration services with a versatile skillset because the extent of damages can cover mold remediation, construction as well as water removal.
A large amount of work carrying out active recovery of storm damage in your Glen Cove home centers on mitigating further losses. Temporary barriers must be constructed to prevent further rain or floodwater from entering your home. SERVPRO can perform emergency board ups to secure the property as well as tarping roofs, brickwork or upper floor windows to limit the extent of the damage. Doing so allow us to begin work indoors faster without risking the condition of your Glen Cove property worsening overnight.
Inside the property, SERVPRO technicians can carry out mitigation tasks to preserve the integrity of your flooring as well as removing or blocking furniture in the immediately affected area. We can pump out large quantities of water using submersible gas-powered equipment before moving in with portable extraction units for areas with restricted access. Overnight, SERVPRO technicians place dehumidifiers to control the relative humidity and prevent mold damages which, in the right conditions, can crop up in as little as 48 hours.
A property that has sustained damages from a water or storm-related event is at high risk of suffering from post-incident mold damage. Usually, the signs of microbial growth are distinguishable by an unpleasant musty odor or visible in corners and on furnishings. We offer a professional, honest service for homeowners with mold damage in Glen Cove using up-to-date equipment that helps us to remove the infestation quickly while returning your indoor air quality to a sanitary level.
Microbial spores exist at a microscopic level. Agitation of mold-infested areas, such as with the demolition of contaminated drywall, can cause microscopic spores to become airborne affecting your indoor air quality. SERVPRO restoration services incorporate high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that can remove particles as little as 0.3 microns from the affected area. During the remediation procedure, our mold technicians can strategically place this equipment to contain the infestation and clean indoor air efficiently.
The most effective method in controlling microbial growth is by drying the property. A slow leak or roofing issue may cause moisture to return over several months. To prevent this issue, SERVPRO can repaint walls using a base coat of anti-microbial paints. Areas that have been disinfected and restored, like carpets, can be treated on both sides with biocides to reduce the likelihood of an infestation returning after service. During the drying procedure, our restoration service technicians can return to your Glen Cove home daily to ensure we are achieving the expected outcomes.
SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho are experts at returning a home to its original condition through restoration services. For water, mold, fire, or storm issues in your property, contact us immediately at (516) 671-1919.

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Glen Cove Fire Damaged Possessions Receive SERVPRO's A+ Cleanup and Restoration

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Red background with small window and In Case Emergency printed at the top Fire Emergency in Glen Cove? Call SERVPRO to Salvage Your Possessions

Content Recovery Solutions After Fires in Glen Cove Homes

Successful protection of the items in your Glen Cove home after a fire is not solely the responsibility of the professional restoration team hired to help see your property through this disaster. If you want to protect the items that matter most to you, there are preventative steps that you can take immediately after calling our team to help. In addition to these steps that you can take to reduce loss in your home, you can also count on the experience and fast response of our mitigation crew with content management professionals in tow.
Understanding the role that you and the restoration professionals play in reducing the cost and recovery time for fire damage in Glen Cove homes is vital to getting your property back to preloss condition as promptly as possible, if possible. Content recovery, however, is not as straightforward as some of the indications and effects restorers contend with when recovering a fire-damaged house. Careful consideration must go into the handling and the care of your treasures and belongings, both with what we can do with the items where they get found and for those that must get relocated with our pack-out procedure to our nearby SERVPRO facility.
You have some options that can help our restoration professionals to better navigate the damaging effects in your home to protect your possessions, including:
- Removing at-risk and exposed items to a safer location in your home away from debris, soot, residues, and odors.
- Sectioning off unaffected areas of your property (containment) as best as you can to reduce or eliminate the spread of airborne effects.
The SERVPRO professionals that we send to your address arrive with the experience to quickly and safely move all necessary belongings to our production truck for transport to our facility nearby. There we can work to reduce the immediate effects damaging these items with sophisticated tools like our ultrasonic cleaning tanks and our ozone chambers. Once we have returned these items to their original condition whenever possible, they get stored in a climate-controlled warehouse until restoration completes in your home.
We understand how your home is much more than the walls, floors, and ceilings. Your life gets comprised of these possessions and treasures that fill your house, and our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team has the knowledge and cutting-edge tools to protect these belongings. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

Our Swift Response Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Glen Cove

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water On Kitchen Floor In A Home “Like it never even happened.”

How Does SERVPRO Remove Water Damage In Glen Cove Homes So Fast?

When dealing with a water damaged home, often the water has receded or been blotted up by the homeowner using towels or mops. However, excessive moisture remains on surfaces, wicked into drywall, baseboards and sometimes it has made its way into the subflooring.

The key to saving as much of the structure and contents as possible during remediation of water damage in a Glen Cove home is the removal of as much moisture as possible. This action is done, so the drying phase takes less time.

Our skilled technicians use different types of moisture detection to find where moisture has collected and let the technicians "see" if they need to remove portions of drywall, also knowns as "flood cuts" and baseboards to allow for adequate airflow behind walls to properly dry the structure.

We have different types of equipment for water extraction from a property. Portable pumps are fast and efficient to take from room to room to quickly move out water as a team.

Weighted extractor heads push down on surfaces and push water to the surface where it is collected. The stand-on Rover units are as agile as a Segway and can remove volumes of water; they are especially useful on carpeted surfaces where the weight of the technician works to push water out of padding.

SERVPRO spends extra time extracting water from events because the more that is removed before the drying phase, the less time it takes to bring the affected area to a state of dryness for further restoration. Our technicians are certified in the study of water vapor and air and use that knowledge when they are setting up the air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the areas.

No home has 0% humidity, and drying goals are established by using readings in unaffected areas of the home. When entire homes are affected, drying goals are set using known healthy humidity levels. After drying, our technicians deodorize and disinfect the affected areas to leave the home with a fresh, clean scent.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is on call 24-hours at (516) 671-1919. Our emergency response team is ready to come to your home and use our knowledge and equipment to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Glen Cove Flood Damage Restorations Services

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers and dehumidifiers set up in a room drying the carpet Black water from flooding is contaminated and requires removal. We use safety equipment and the right air movers and dehumidifiers.

Aging Infrastructure and Severe Storms Are Why SERVPRO Focuses Resources on Glen Cove Flood Damage

Just east of Hempstead Bay on the west end of Long Island Sound, Glen Cove has flooding anecdotes aplenty in the past few months. Whether your home experiences flooding because of a municipal water main break or torrential rainfall and storm surge, you need a reliable, professional mitigation and remediation services. Provision of these needed resources is an important reason why our company exists.

Water of All Categories and Sources Need Fast Removal

When water fills the lower levels of your home, the original source of Glen Cove flood damage is immaterial. A flash flood because of torrential rain or broken plumbing both sweep debris and contaminants into your house. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team of managers and technicians is prepared to collect, contain, and dispose of the now-contaminated water. Our ability to manage any quality or quantity of floodwater is why we are recommended to property owners by their insurance companies.

We Arrive Prepared

Well-stocked service vehicles and 24/7 on-call crews are why SERVPRO can respond quickly for your flood damage needs. As our crew chief or project manager evaluates the scenario, technicians wait to roll the pumps and extractors into your property. Fast action is one of the ways we ensure a successful outcome as the damage done by water worsens progressively. If excess water remains for more than 24 to 48 hours, mold growth and the harm it can cause to structures becomes more likely.

We Are Trained to Use Sensitive Moisture Metering Devices

As the floodwater evacuates, technicians begin searching for any water migration from the original area. We use thermal imaging cameras to locate standing water. If found, we select a controlled demolition technique such as punching weep holes or making flood cuts to release the fluid. Why SERVPRO uses moisture meters to sample structural components is to create a drying baseline, comparing the levels found in the affected areas with those found in unflooded rooms in the home. After the flooded area is cleaned and disinfected, we position air movers and heaters to create the correct balance of temperature and humidity to force absorbed water into the air. Dehumidifiers then capture the vapor for disposal.

Our mission as a community disaster responders is why SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho awaits your call for flood restoration, storm or accident based. Call us at (516) 671-1919 to arrange an assessment.

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We Have State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Glen Cove Home

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Using the right equipment ensures your home is restored the right way and prevents further damage.

Get Efficient Flood Damage Cleanup for Your Glen Cove Home 

All homes in Glen Cove are vulnerable to sustaining damage after a natural disaster. Water damage from floods is one thing that comes to mind. It has not been long since a storm caused by the remnants of Hurricane Burry hit this city. Floodwater ruins the structure and contents of a home such as drywall, carpet, furniture, and belongings.

If there is flood damage in your Glen Cove home, create a record of all the destruction that has happened for your insurance firm. Some insurance policies do not cover flooding. Therefore, check with your insurer to know the reimbursements you qualify for. Take images of all the ruined structures and possessions and send them to your insurance agent. You should then assess the destruction in your property. Wear rubber boots so you can be safe from toxic materials. Flood damage can include some of the following issues:


Floodwater usually comprises silt, mud, and microbes like bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These contaminants can cause serious health problems if you do not clean and neutralize them promptly.

Damaged appliances 

If you did not unplug all your electrical equipment before the floodwaters entered your home, some might have sustained damage. If items like electric heaters, outlets, thermostats, wiring, computers, and light fixtures were submerged, you need to replace them. You may salvage some electronics, but make sure an electrician examines them first.

Mold growth 

If floodwater soaks into walls, floors, and furniture, it can cause mold to develop in dark, moist areas. Mold usually appears within a day or two of a flood and poses health risks.

Remember that the quicker you act, the better the chance you have for saving valuable items in your home. You can get started with cleaning up your home and restoring it to its former glory by contacting SERVPRO franchise professionals. Our water damage restoration technicians can clean up and dry your property to make the flooding emergency seem “Like it never even happened.”

As opposed to water damage from clean water, flood damage restoration requires sanitizing, decontamination, and deodorization of a home. Our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) have different equipment needed to restore a home to its pre-flood damage sate. We have powerful extraction equipment like portable pumps that remove water from buildings effectively to expedite the drying process. We also use air moving equipment to increase evaporation and dehumidification equipment to eliminate water vapor from the air.

Flooding can also cause your home to have unpleasant odors. Our SERVPRO technicians use deodorization equipment to apply professional products and treat odors. We can identify and remove widespread and overpowering odors using hydroxyl machines, air scrubbers, and fogging equipment.

After the unfortunate event of floodwater intrusion into your Glen Head, Jericho, or Oyster Bay home, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for flood cleanup services. Our emergency hotline is (516) 671-1919, and we are ready to assist you 24/7/365.

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When You Have A Water Damage Incident In Your Glen Head Home, Call Our Crew!

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (516) 671-1919 for detection and resolution of hidden water damage.

Our Technicians Discuss What Is Essential In A Glen Head Water Damage Scenario

If you enjoy attending a murder mystery event at a Glen Head dinner theater, you are sure to appreciate the efforts of our skilled Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) when locating the source of a damaging leak in your home. Many of our calls require significant amounts of detective work because no major break or rupture is apparent. Rest assured we can find the problem and respond to all the damage flowing from it.

Small cracks in pipes, caulk, and hoses or malfunctioning pumps are frequently the cause of water damage in Glen Head homes. The moisture takes days or weeks for you to notice, and it is not uncommon for the seemingly minor water problem to hide a much more complicated damage scenario. Our team masters training in a variety of detection strategies.  We then use this knowledge to locate pockets of hidden water and provide data for drying goals after the water cleanup completes.

SERVPRO crews take the time to accurately map out the dimensions of a water loss to avoid progressive damage or secondary complications such as mold growth. We use thermal imaging cameras to pinpoint areas where water collected and needs release and evacuation, perhaps in cavities between walls or behind the kickboard of a kitchen cabinet. Controlled demolition techniques permit us to access the water and allow for better airflow during the drying phase.

SERVPRO invests in moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other devices that measure the levels and extent of moisture saturation in structural components. We sketch out the dimensions of the water damage and use the information as we set up configurations of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture to normal levels in your home. Monitoring the measurements helps us adapt the positioning of the equipment and gives us feedback on when we can phase out drying operations.

When SERVPRO responds, you can rely on our experience and training to focus on your crisis. You deserve a better option than a cookie-cutter approach to water damage restoration. We individualize each project by using the tools and equipment in our extensive inventory.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to uncover the facts and apply the solutions appropriate for your unique water loss. Call us at (516) 671-1919 for detection and resolution of hidden water damage.

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Storms, Floods--Glen Cove Homeowners--Contact SERVPRO for Cleanup and Recovery

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Not Every Natural Disaster is Super Storm Sandy, but SERVPRO Can Help Recover Your Glen Cove Home

Why You Need Restoration After Glen Cove Flood Damage

It can be easy for many Glen Cove property owners to consider the various ways that they can work to dry, clean, and potentially restore their homes after a flood, but this is often much less effective than it might appear. Without detection equipment and the expertise that comes from the years of experience and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accreditations, damaging water effects can continue out of sight and unaddressed by the conventional cleaning and drying approaches homeowners practice.

When you must address the many faces of flood damage in Glen Cove homes, many property owners fixate on the standing water alone as the primary threat to their household. In truth, mitigation for flooding scenarios involves the extraction of this standing water, the drying of saturated and exposed materials, and air purification to reduce the presence of contaminants and mold spores in the environment. Without air quality machines, your home remains at risk for unaddressed secondary effects and health concerns.

Choosing our SERVPRO team is a wise decision for many reasons, but our experience in these situations is among the most pressing. We have years of background offering our rapid response and effective restoration, remediation, and recovery solutions to customers. We have continuing education opportunities to allow our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) to become among the most skilled and knowledgeable in the industry in overcoming the damaging effects in your residence.

One of our primary tenets is a fast response in the face of any disaster or emergency. We want our customers to have a team they can trust, so our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 with the full weight of our recovery equipment to begin addressing standing water, disinfection, cleanup, controlled demolition, and other needs your property has after a flood.

You have choices when it comes to professional restoration for your home after a flood, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho water restoration specialists have the experience and the equipment to make a difference quickly for your house. Give our team a call anytime that disaster strikes at (516) 671-1919.

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Flood Damage Can Be Fixed in Your Glen Cove Business

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your Glen Cove school get taken over by flood damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today.

Flooding Threats to Glen Cove School Properties

Natural flooding scenarios can present substantial risks and hazards to many commercial and residential properties throughout Glen Cove. Even with precautionary measures, large structures like schools in the area remain susceptible to penetrating flood water and its damaging effects on the property. Addressing these concerns quickly can help to reduce the amount of time that students and faculty needed to stay away, but in most cases, widespread flooding requires the facility to shut down for a short time to allow proper cleaning and restoration to occur.

In these circumstances, it is vital to trust in the experience and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO professionals to handle the flood damages to your Glen Cove school. With years of experience in storm recovery and water restoration, we have the experience and the training to overcome all of the obstacles to fully recovering the building. A team that can offer a comprehensive approach to recovery and restoration, we have your school covered from the inspection and mitigation through reconstruction and cleaning.

Our team of general contractors rolls out with our disaster relief team to offer fast and effective temporary construction solutions to prevent water penetration in damaged areas like brickwork, the seal of the roof, or other areas that could become vulnerable. With board up and tarping services, we can prevent further floodwater coming inside while our professionals work to remove these effects through our mitigation approaches.

We know how important it is to get your facility back up and running quickly, so we work tirelessly to overcome the hurdles making it unsafe for education to continue. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training in every facet of the restoration industry, including water restoration and applied structural drying. We can make these flood effects “Like it never even happened.”

Storm damages can compromise the structural integrity of your building, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can help. We have effective mitigation and drying solutions that can begin as soon as our team arrives at the flood-damaged school. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (516) 671-1919.

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Water Restoration Professionals Share Their Best Tips To Restore Water Damaged Flooring in Glen Cove

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water and hard wood floors don't mix. Water can cause cupping and also damage the subfloor.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Water Damage to Flooring in Glen Cove Homes?

Water damage feels overwhelming and no matter if it comes from an overflow in an upstairs bathroom, supply line leak or appliance malfunction, the water has a way of making it into the flooring. If it is not correctly cleaned up, the possibility of secondary issues such as mold and weakening of building materials rears its ugly head. 

When SERVPRO responds to a call for assistance with water damage to the flooring in a Glen Cove home, the technicians' first consideration is the type of flooring. Different kinds of materials that make up flooring respond to water in different ways; consequently, the methods of treating water loss situations involving flooring vary on a case by case basis. We encounter concrete floors and block foundation walls most often in basements, and after drying, a powdery white residue may remain. The film is called white efflorescence that is cleaned easily using our professional-grade cleaners. 

Composite and engineer wood floors generally are a loss when exposed to water for an extended amount of time, a day or less. Flooring crafted from hardwoods can be salvaged on a case by case basis. The length of time exposure to water affects the salvaging potential of the boards as wood absorbs water and if not dried promptly, warping and buckling follow. 

SERVPRO technicians possess certifications that specifically address the restoring of wood flooring affected by water. Specialized equipment such as drying mats is hooked up to a wet/vac to create suction which draws residual moisture from the joints and the floor joists. This suction does an effective job of decreasing the drying time of the floorboards. After drying, some buckling or warping can remain. However, this can often be sanded and refinished, saving the flooring from inclusion as a water loss. If the seal on tile flooring is intact, there are generally few issues after a water cleanup. Our technicians use moisture detection equipment to confirm the baseboards and subflooring are unaffected and dry the areas where excess moisture is detected. 

No matter what type of flooring we are restoring we complete the job by disinfecting the surfaces to neutralize odor-causing bacteria and inhibits mold growth. Large or small water losses, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho stands ready to mitigate the damage after you call (516) 671-1919. Our technicians arrive within hours of your initial contact because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Safety Tips if you Suspect Mold in Your Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold


If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (516) 671-1919

IICRC Certified Firm

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

For Immediate Service Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho Provides Emergency Service to your Home or Business 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (516) 671-1919

Residential Services

Whether your  home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your  commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Smoke and Soot Damage

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

This smoke damage was caused by a small electrical appliance. Burnt plastic is the main cause of the soot.

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 Glen Cove / Jericho 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. 

This photo shows a bathroom covered in soot after a small appliance caught fire and the plastic in which the appliance was enclosed in caused this WET Smoke to stick to the entire bathroom as shown in the photo.

This is what happens when water damage is ignored.

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Small water damage turns into a mold disaster.

In the basement of this home is Glen Cove, NY, the home owners experienced water intrusion from heavy rains about 6 months prior. The home owner neglected to take the necessary steps at the time to mitigate the water damage. Now they called SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho to assess the damage!

The lesson here is that any amount of water intrusion on your home should be handled with a sense of urgency. It is never going to get better on its own, and in most cases like this situation it has become a big problem.  

The next time your home experiences water intrusion or water damage of any kind, give us a call as soon as possible and allow us to assess the damage and come up with a scope of work to mitigate water.

Christmas Tree Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Christmas tree safety!

The Christmas season is upon us. This means the Christmas trees are being set up and the lights are on and everyone is getting into the spirit.

If you have a real tree it is very important to make sure you keep plenty of water in the tree stand. A dry tree is more likely to catch on fire from the lights then a hydrated tree. Set a reminder on your smart phone on a daily basis to add water to the tree. We all have so many things going on in our life it very simple to forget the small stuff. to make it easier on you stop by any hardware store or home center and pick up a Christmas tree funnel. They work great. Leave the funnel in the tree and it allows you to pour in the water at about the 3 foot height instead of crawling under the tree every day.

The Cold Frigid Weather is right around the corner

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

It getting cold out there!

Are you ready for the cold weather. Some items to check around the home in preparation for the sub zero weather are: Did you blow out your in ground sprinkler system? Are all outside hose connection shut off from the inside? Are all the zones of heating working correctly in your home? If you use oil heat to heat your home, take a look at your contract, have your boiler inspected and cleaned. There are many other precautions you can take, every home is different.

Keeping your home at warm temperature even when you are not home is very important. Never let the temperature in your home reach below the 55 degree mark even if you are not going to be home for a few days.

Remember if you have a water issue SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is here to help.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho van

The Van you can count on. When a disaster strikes in your home and you call SERVPRO of Glen Cove you can be assured that the truck is going to show up and the job is going to get done the right way the first time.

Driving around the community over the past few years we have seen more and more companies advertising for home restoration services. I am sure some of them out there do a great job, but why not leave it to the professionals that have been in the damage recovery business for over 40 years. Your home is one of your largest investments, be sure to make the right decision when choosing a restoration company.

Call us 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and we will be there.

Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Winter is upon us!

Being prepared can only help! Here a few more tips to keep your home safe during the cold weather months ahead.

-Keep space heaters away from all combustible materials.

-Space heaters should be plugged directly into a grounded wall outlet. Use of extensions cords is not recommended.

-Never use your stove / oven to try and gain some heat in the home.

-Even if you plan on being out of the home for a few days it is very important to keep the heat on, you do not want your pipes to freeze.

-Drying gloves and shoes on a radiator makes them nice and warm, however it is not the best idea. In many cases these items are very flammable and with enough heat will start a fire in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho with any of your disaster recovery needs.

Some more Cold Weather tips for home Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Cold Weather safety tips for your home.

Being prepared can only help! Here a few more tips to keep your home safe during the cold weather months ahead.

Even if you are not going to be home for an extended period of time be sure to leave the heat on in your home to a min of 60 degrees.

Do you have an emergency plan? Power outages are a common problem in heavy snow storms due to power lines being down and electrical overload, when the power is out in your home the heat is not going to work. A back up generator installed by a licensed electrical contractor is great idea. Flashlights with good batteries, extra blankets, and always make sure your cell phone battery is charged when you know the storm is coming.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho with any of your disaster recovery needs.


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