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Rapid Water Removal in Glen Cove Requires the Right Equipment

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

Top Side of SERVPRO Equipment Don't let water damage take over your property, Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

SERVPRO Prevents Water Damage to Your Glen Cove Home

Water damage in a Glen Cove house can be disastrous, especially if left unchecked. Small leaks can quickly escalate, causing extensive water damage to your property. Removing the water fast is one of the most crucial steps after a leak.

It is essential to address any resulting water damage promptly, focusing on all areas that have been affected. The process is best handled by trained professionals who understand the proper procedures for removing the water and drying out affected areas. SERVPRO crews have the skills to adequately address water damage and restore affected areas. Our teams are certified in water damage restoration and trained to use specialized equipment and techniques to remove water from affected areas.

Some key areas to prioritize during the water removal process:

  • Cavities like walls and ceilings
  • Horizontal surfaces like floors
  • Porous items like furniture and carpets
  • Vulnerable materials like drapes and clothing

Water Cleanup Resource

One of the first steps in the water removal process is to extract any standing water. This may include water pooling on your home's floors, carpets, or other surfaces. Our guiding principle is that the more water we remove with extraction tools, the less time we spend evaporating and dehumidifying the remaining moisture with drying equipment.

Standard tools for rapid water removal:

  • Portable units
  • Large truck-mounted units
  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Light- wands
  • Deep extraction tools like self-propelled extraction tools

When removing water from floors and ceilings, we check joists. If they are not adequately dried after being exposed to moisture, they begin to rot and swell, and the nails may become loose. SERVPRO crews remedy the situation by thoroughly dehumidifying and effectively drying the joists and beams.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho initiates the water removal process quickly and helps restore your life. Call us at (516) 671-1919. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Addressing Water Damage Found in Glen Cove Properties

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

moisture meter on a wood board Moisture removal is crucial for professional water damage restoration for Glen Cove homes. Call SERVPRO--"Like it never even happened."

Proven Water Damage Restoration Techniques for Glen Cove

No matter how you try to avoid water issues within your home or business, there are times when a water loss event is unavoidable. Whether you have ceiling leaks coming from plumbing in an upstairs bathroom or ground-floor flooding, prompt action is vital to eliminate all hazards. SERVPRO knows how important it is to bring your property back to pre-emergency condition, which is why we are available 24/7 with teams ready to get started on your project. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, mobilizing within hours of your initial contact with our customer care team.

Water damage in Glen Cove can come in the form of burst pipes or even hidden leaks somewhere within your plumbing system. No matter the cause, it is never a good idea to wait for restoration or tackle the project independently with DIY methods. Calling in skilled technicians with IICRC certification like our team at SERVPRO ensures you get rapid, efficient results.

Let the Pros Handle your Structural Drying Needs

With any home flooding or water emergency, structural drying is imperative. We make sure all standing water gets removed and other belongings and furniture. We then assess further damage and what measures must get taken for drying. Our technicians understand how moisture seeps into structural elements, so we know how to craft an appropriate drying plan. Our structural drying efforts include two significant steps:

  • Air Flow – Proper air movement gets achieved with the help of powerful centrifugal fans that put out high-powered airflow to dry moisture. In extreme situations, we can place these fans in the water damage zone without the need for drilling boreholes in walls or pulling up carpeting. The crew adjusts as we move along to ensure proper moisture evaporation.
  • Dehumidification – This part of the process includes industrial-grade high-volume dehumidifiers to help evaporate moisture in the air. When strategically placed, our dehumidification equipment steps up to remove the water from the air before it has a chance to get absorbed by other materials or structural elements.

Not All Water Damage is Visible to the Untrained Eye

It is astounding how many property owners are unaware of water issues lurking behind walls, under cabinetry, and in other areas. To ensure your building is well-maintained and structurally sound, periodically looking for signs of water infiltration is a smart move. If you ever notice staining on walls or ceilings, or musty odors that point to the possibility of black mold growth, you can count on our team to come in for a detailed inspection.

If you are unsure if you have water damage lurking in your home, some of the tools that we may use to help us locate hidden moisture include:

  • Moisture meters to look for moisture content in certain materials. This tool offers accurate moisture readings so that we can monitor our drying efforts.
  • Moisture sensors help expose the level of moisture in walls, baseboards, and carpeting.
  • Thermohygrometers help to detect relative humidity (RH) and temperature. With these readings, our technicians have a window into the levels of humidity, dew point, and more.

Throughout the water restoration process, our crew adjusts accordingly to add or subtract air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and other equipment so that we can successfully dry your interior and structural elements. Before the project gets wrapped up, final readings get taken for moisture, and we handle all surfaces' cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing.

A team with training and experience best addresses water damage if you want quality results. Call us at SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for assistance.

Protecting Personal Belongings After Glen Cove Water Damage

12/19/2022 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO Equipment Drying Floors Water damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

Needed Actions for Contents Suffering Water Damage

Water can be destructive and overwhelming to your household in hundreds of ways. Our SERVPRO professionals work fast to respond to these emergencies, complete with needed mitigation and restoration solutions designed to protect the structure and its contents. From the time that our team first arrives, we work to reduce content damage.

Mitigation Protects Contents

Water damage to Glen Cove homes impacts the structure and its contents simultaneously. Contents can be challenging to clean and prevent irreparable harm without fast and direct mitigation strategies. For instance, containment and relocation can help get some of your most favored possessions out of the damage path. Similarly, focusing quickly on standing water removal can also reduce the impact on personal belongings.

Content Claim Inventory and Documentation

Knowing the condition and the salvageability of your belongings is an important piece of information for restoration professionals and insurance providers. Much of the content claim inventory service our SERVPRO team conducts is to determine the actions needed to recover damaged belongings and whether some of these items are still salvageable. Insurance adjusters can use this information as part of the approved damage claim.

Cleaning Your Belongings Off-Site

When your possessions cannot be cleaned and restored on-site, we offer a pack-out service to transport them to our SERVPRO warehouse for focused cleanup and attention. Beyond safe, climate-controlled storage at our facility, we can provide more intricate:

Your contents are often more valuable to you than much of the residence itself. We do whatever possible to ensure that your belongings are cleaned, dried, and ready to return to your home when restoration completes. Give our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team a call to help with all areas of a water emergency. We are ready 24/7 at (516) 671-1919. 

Steps for Drying Drywall After Water Damage in Your Jericho Residence

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

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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.

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

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.”

Does SERVPRO Offer Water Mitigation to Customers in Glen Cove

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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.

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.

Can Water Damaged Carpets in Glen Cove Be Saved?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

bedroom; furniture on wall-to-wall carpeting Don't let water damaged carpets ruin your day. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective restoration.

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.

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.

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 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 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).

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.

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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Cleaning And Refinishing Your Water Damaged Glen Head Property

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

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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Water Damage In Glen Head

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

water covering flooring after leak SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is available 24/7 at (516) 671-1919 to help you restore your wood flooring.

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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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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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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