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Frozen Pipes Disaster? Here’s Your Quick-Fix Solution!

12/16/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Emergency Response Guide - Act Now!

Are You Dealing with a Burst Pipe Nightmare? Don't panic! SERVPRO has the ultimate guide to tackle this common winter crisis. If you're reading this, you're already on the path to a solution!

Step 1: Shut Off Your Water Supply - NOW! This is the #1 tip our experts swear by. Stopping the flow immediately reduces further damage. Quick action is key, and you're already ahead of the game!

Step 2: Power Down to Stay Safe. Electricity and water are a dangerous mix. Flip those switches off in any water-damaged areas to avoid a shocking experience!

Step 3: Capture the Chaos - Your Phone is Your Best Friend. Snap pictures or record the damage for your insurance claim. The more you document, the better your chances for a smooth claim process.

Step 4: Water, Be Gone! Grab those mops, towels, or a wet-dry vacuum. The sooner you start, the less damage you'll face. This step is crucial to prevent mold – a hidden enemy in water damage scenarios.

Step 5: Save What You Can. Quick! Move your precious belongings to a dry spot. Every second counts to save your treasures from water damage.

Step 6: Insurance to the Rescue. Call your insurance company ASAP. With the photos and videos you took, you’re set for a hassle-free claim.

Step 7: SERVPRO to the Rescue! This is where we shine. Our expert team is ready 24/7 to swoop in and restore your space. Water damage? We’ll make it history.

Don’t Just Read – Act! Every minute counts in a water damage crisis. Call SERVPRO Williamsburg now at 516-774-2200 for immediate, professional help.

Your Home Can Be Saved – Let Us Show You How!

Getting Back to Business: Your Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Restoration in Freeport, Long Island

8/14/2023 (Permalink)

Situated on the South Shore of Long Island, the charming nautical town of Freeport is home to a multitude of businesses – from bustling waterfront restaurants to quaint mom-and-pop shops. While Freeport's coastal charm and vibrant business scene make it a fantastic place to own a commercial property, it's crucial to be prepared for potential disasters like fires, storms, or water damage. Understanding the process of commercial restoration is an important step towards getting your business back on its feet, should disaster strike.

Recognizing Restoration Needs in Freeport

Freeport, with its stunning coastline, also faces threats from natural disasters like hurricanes and Nor'easters, which can lead to severe water and wind damage. Fire hazards, too, are a significant concern, particularly in restaurants and other commercial spaces that use heat or electrical appliances. Awareness of these potential threats helps in preparing your business for a quick recovery.

Commercial Restoration Steps

1. Emergency Contact and Assessment:

The first step towards commercial restoration is to contact a professional restoration service, like SERVPRO Team Holmes. Our team will quickly assess the extent of the damage and devise an efficient plan for restoration.

2. Mitigation and Water Extraction:

In the case of water damage, it's crucial to start the water extraction process as soon as possible to prevent further damage and mold growth. Our team uses advanced equipment for water removal and drying.

3. Cleaning and Sanitizing:

Whether it's smoke-soot from a fire or contaminants from water damage, thorough cleaning and sanitizing are integral to the restoration process. We also deodorize the space to eliminate any lingering unpleasant odors.

4. Repair and Restoration:

This is the final step in getting your business back to its pre-disaster state. It may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and carpet, or major ones like reconstructing damaged areas.

Preparing Your Business for a Quick Recovery

1. Plan for Disasters:

Having a disaster response plan can significantly shorten the recovery period. This plan should include the immediate steps to take after a disaster, key contact information, and data backup strategies.

2. Maintain Adequate Insurance:

Ensure your commercial property insurance covers various types of disaster-related damages. Also, consider business interruption insurance to cover lost income during restoration.

3. Choose a Trusted Restoration Partner:

Having a reliable restoration service provider lined up can save valuable time following a disaster. They'll know your property and can act swiftly to minimize damage and business downtime.

At SERVPRO Team Holmes, we understand how crucial it is to get your business back up and running after a disaster. Available 24/7, our professionals specialize in commercial restoration. We're committed to reducing business interruption, restoring your commercial space to its pre-disaster state quickly and efficiently.

Stay prepared, Freeport! And remember, should disaster strike, SERVPRO Team Holmes is here to help you recover and restore, so you can get back to business as usual in no time.

Call us today at 516-774-2200. Day or night, SERVPRO Team Holmes is ready to help the Freeport business community bounce back stronger than ever.

Navigating the Storm: A Guide to Storm Preparedness & Recovery with SERVPRO of Freeport

8/14/2023 (Permalink)

The unpredictability of storms poses a real challenge to homeowners and businesses alike in Freeport. Equipping yourself with the right knowledge on storm safety and having a game plan for recovery can make a world of difference. Here's our comprehensive guide to ensuring you're well-prepared before, during, and after the storm.

Recognizing the Storm Threats

Each storm presents its own dangers. While heavy rain might lead to unexpected flooding, strong winds can damage buildings, and lightning can result in fires. Being aware of the types of storms Freeport might face will help you develop an effective plan tailored to our local challenges.

Getting Ready for the Storm

1. Protect Your Property:

The safety of your property often begins with preventive measures. Schedule regular check-ups of your home or office space to spot and fix any weaknesses. A sturdy roof and clear gutters are essential. Tie down or store away any loose items outside that could fly around during a storm. If possible, get storm shutters or board up windows with plywood.

2. Draft an Emergency Plan:

Formulate a plan detailing evacuation paths, rendezvous points for separated family or staff, and a go-to list of emergency numbers. Don't forget to factor in pets and any unique needs of your household or team.

3. Pack an Emergency Kit:

Equip yourself with a kit containing crucial items such as water, canned food, torches, spare batteries, a first-aid set, required medicines, important papers, and a radio that doesn't rely solely on mains electricity.

During the Storm

1. Stay Updated:

Keep an eye on the latest weather news and always heed the guidance of Freeport's local officials. If there's an evacuation order, follow it immediately. Your well-being comes first.

2. Secure Your Premises:

Before a storm approaches, do a final check. Move outdoor furniture indoors, turn off utilities if directed, and ensure all entry points are locked.

Post-Storm Actions

1. Check for Damage:

When it's safe to do so, cautiously inspect your property for any harm. Document any damage with photographs and detailed notes for insurance claims.

2. Cleanup and Recovery:

Cleaning up after a storm isn't always straightforward. It often necessitates expert help. That's where SERVPRO of Freeport steps in. Our specialized teams are equipped to manage the aftermath of storms, ensuring your property is restored to its original state swiftly and professionally.

Storms might be daunting, but with the right preparations and a reliable partner like SERVPRO of Freeport by your side, you can face them head-on. If the storm leaves you needing help with cleanup or restoration, don't hesitate to contact us at 516-774-2200. Your safety and speedy recovery are what drive us.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Freeport? Your Local Experts in Disaster Recovery & Restoration

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster is often a stressful and overwhelming experience. Whether it's your home, office, or commercial establishment affected by water damage, fire, or mold, the recovery process can be complex. In such times, having a local, reliable, and experienced team by your side makes all the difference. Here's why SERVPRO of Freeport should be your go-to choice for restoration and recovery.

1. 24/7 Rapid Response

When it comes to disaster recovery, every minute matters. That's why SERVPRO of Freeport operates 24/7, ensuring immediate response to your emergency, thus mitigating damage and minimizing recovery costs.

2. Highly Trained Experts

Our team at SERVPRO of Freeport is made up of professionals who are extensively trained as per IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) standards in fire, water cleanup, and restoration, as well as mold remediation. Their expertise enables them to handle your specific situation efficiently and effectively.

3. Cutting-Edge Technology

At SERVPRO of Freeport, we employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in all our restoration services. From water removal and drying to smoke elimination and mold remediation, we use advanced tools to ensure the best results.

4. Full-Range Services

We offer a comprehensive suite of services, right from initial damage assessment and cleanup to final restoration. With SERVPRO of Freeport, you'll have a dedicated team managing your recovery process, ensuring a smooth, consistent, and efficient journey back to normalcy.

5. Respect for You and Your Property

We understand the stress and disruption that comes with fire or water damage. Our team treats your property and belongings with the utmost care, working meticulously to restore as much as possible to its pre-damage condition.

6. Assistance with Insurance Claims

Navigating insurance paperwork after a disaster can be confusing and stressful. We're here to help manage the insurance process, making it less daunting for you.

Located in the heart of your community, SERVPRO of Freeport is dedicated to helping our neighbors recover from disasters swiftly and efficiently. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Need expert cleanup and restoration services in Freeport? Call us today at 516-774-2200. Day or night, SERVPRO of Freeport is ready to assist, providing local expertise you can count on.

Fire Damage Cleanup Done Correctly

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house, but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt understands how your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are what make your house a home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO specializes in restoring contents damaged by a variety of disasters such as water, fire, or storms. Our expertise allows us to have a “restore” versus “replace” mentality that can help save money, while also preserving your keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We test your belongings to determine what items can be restored to pre-fire condition. We'll use several methods to clean your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.

We take Care of the Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, we can conduct an organized and efficient move of the affected area into storage. A move-out has several benefits, including:

  • A speedy remodeling process
  • Safekeeping of items from potential damage

When restoration is complete, we'll work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. SERVPRO can coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.

Depending on the type of documents, and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, there are a variety options for the restoration of documents. 

Sewage in Your Home

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Sewage Cleaned up Post cleanup of a bad sewage backup

Sewage Backup- 

Dealing with water damage is difficult alone, but when it is coming up from your toilet and flooding your home this is an issue you don't want to deal with. No matter how it occurred, once the sewage backup happens, there are precautionary steps to take immediately. This include:

  • Evacuating children, pets, and the elderly from the premises.
  • Contacting the utility company to shut off electricity, gas, and water to the home.
  • Removing any dry, uncontaminated items from the house.
  • Adding chlorine bleach to any standing water to disinfect and prevent bacteria from spreading.
  • Opening all windows to ventilate the area.
  • Wearing PPE such as face masks and gloves if near the area. 
  • Notifying your insurance company of the situation.
  • Documenting the damage as it begins
  • Calling a local restoration company for sewage removal and cleanup services.

Call in the Experts-

We do not recommend dealing with sewage yourself, regardless of how little the damage may seem. Contaminants present in the water can be harmful without proper PPE and handling. If you find you have a sewage leak in your home don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of  Freeport, Roosevelt to complete the cleanup and restoration process. When we are done, it will seem “Like it never even happened.” 

 Call us up at (516) 206-8661 for 24/7 365 day service! We are there for you day or night. 

Profesional Carpet Cleaning

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

Why You Should Have Your Office Carpets Cleaned by Us

A professional carpet and upholstery cleaner like SERVPRO can remove deep-seated dirt and grime to keep your carpet and rugs looking their best and extend their lifespan. Even the most high-quality items can become soiled with dust, dirt, pet hair and the daily traffic of family life. We use over 50 years of knowledge and experience in restoring carpet and upholstery cleaning projects of all sizes. We use a variety of cleaning methods depending on your situation. Our goal is to clean carpets, rugs and upholstery to your satisfaction to restore them to their original appearance. Did you know that this was one of the first services SERVPRO offered?

Importance of Cleaning Your Carpets 

Carpets hold onto things such as allergens, dust, and bacteria that can pose a risk to your health and just make your office more clean overall. The vacuuming performed by your normal maintenance crews only helps remove the top layers temporarily, but does not target all of the built up particles in the fabric of the cloth. Professional cleaning also improves airflow and makes your carpet and room feel much cleaner. 

At SERVPRO we are skilled in cleaning carpets under any conditions. So before you consider replacing your carpet, give SERVPRO a call and see what can be done for you today!

Choosing SERVPRO After a Storm

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

We Save You Money When We Cleanup After A Water Damage!

It is tempting for homeowners to want to save themselves money by opting to recover and repair damage on their own. Unfortunately, many individuals just lack the experience and efficient output that comes with years of training.

Often this decision is based on a need or want to save money over the perceived higher costs of restoring your home professionally after a situation like a flood or storm damage. There are many ways in which choosing the experience and knowledge of restoration professionals can save you money on restoring your property after a disaster.

After water damage occurs, the leaking water can often continually flow out from the source, spreading farther throughout the property as time presses on. While there are often clear signs of the damage of these water loss incidents that can occur, many homeowners lack the equipment and experience to identify the presence of moisture and dampness in areas of their property that they cannot see. This undiagnosed moisture can facilitate mold growth and other threats, leading to hazardous conditions and costlier remediation for your property.

The SERVPRO technicians that we dispatch to your home have the continued training to provide the most efficient and effective approach to extraction, drying, and other mitigation approaches that your home needs in this critical early stage of recovery. Without these techniques and advanced equipment, your home could experience further degradation from the saturation of construction materials and structural elements.

Without properly drying or addressing concerns like our SERVPRO professionals can when they enter your water damaged home, you can allow structural failures or decomposition to continue. When you battle these effects later, they often result in the need for removal of the damaged materials and reconstruction, which is far costlier than the initial restoration would have been.

There are many reasons why seeking the experience and advanced equipment that our SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt professionals have can be beneficial to your home after a water loss incident. Make it “Like it never even happened,” and save yourself some money at the same time, give us a call today at (516) 774-2200

Water Damage During Construction

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

A Big Problem Made Simple

Sometimes the unexpected can occur during construction, a water damage from a storm, simple rain, or a burst pipe can create a dilemma in your work. At SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt we know how important it is to get back on track with the construction and are available 24/7. 

We begin our process with water extraction and making sure all visible water has been removed from the worksite. After this we move onto our drying phase with fans and dehumidifiers until the moisture levels have dropped to a normal level. We finish the process off with a final mold cleanup, spraying the area to ensure it will not become a problem in the future. 

If you have experienced water damage, big or small, during your construction of a home, an office, or any sort of building we can help!

Flooding in the Basement

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Your basement flooded, now what?

Flooded basements can occur after a natural disaster, such as a storm, or as the result of a pipe bursting or water left on. No matter the cause, it's important to call a professional cleanup company like SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt AND your insurance company when a water loss occurs. Most importantly, after any water damage situation your focus should be safety.

Is it safe to stay in the house?

Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns after water damage occurs. When dealing in the immediate aftermath of water loss, it's important to take caution when navigating the affected area to prevent injury. Flooding can often be attributed to insufficient drainage around basement walls, heavy rains, a faulty sump pump, or a combination of these factors. SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt Professionals are highly trained in water damage restoration including basement and crawlspace flooding.  We have the experience, and equipment to remove the water and dry your basement properly.  Our water removal and drying process emphasizes monitoring and documentation to validate your property is dry.  We have a 24 hour emergency service and we are highly trained water damage restoration specialists here at SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt. SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt has the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition.  We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.  Our technicians will also inspect your property's water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This step is crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration. After the bulk of the water has been removed, we use specialized equipment to target the water that's harder to access. We use less intrusive, scientific dying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt can also clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. We also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.  The last step is restoring your home back to the pre-water loss condition.  The restoration steps can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding your basement. 

Dealing with a flooded basement? SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt can work directly with your insurance company. Give us a call at (516) 774-2200 to schedule.