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Calling SERVPRO of North Huntington is like calling your neighbor for help.

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Calling SERVPRO of North Huntington is like calling your neighbor for help. 

Our staff assesses the situation by asking a series of questions to determine the proper amount of equipment and personnel necessary for the job. Next, we set an appointment that fits your schedule to have our technicians assess the cleanup methods needed. With a plan in place, the repairs to your business will begin. We pride ourselves in building a solid, lasting relationship with our customers.

While there are many cleanup and restoration companies available to assist you after a fire, water or mold damage, none are as qualified or as invested in your business as SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our staff strives for more than providing excellent customer service. We live and work in the same community, we may know each other on a personal level, our children may go to the same schools, support the same local sports teams and beyond.  
 
SERVPRO of North Huntington will deliver the service your business deserves, 631-423-1734.

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help with your storm damage cleanup and restoration needs.

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help with your storm damage cleanup and restoration needs.

Summer storms can cause wind damage. Roofs in particular, often suffer from wind damage. This can lead to water leaking through the roof to the interior of the home or business. These leaks are often difficult to detect until a great deal of damage has already been done. Storm and wind damage can also loosen flashing, which can cause leakage and water damage. Repairing your roof and flashing quickly and properly may help to prevent long term interior damage. 

Heavy summer rains can also cause flooding. Flood pump failures contribute to basement flooding and contaminated ground water in some locations as well. Flooding may also disrupt municipal water systems. Experts will need to assess ground water and evaluate the condition of pipes following flood damage.

If you have questions or need additional information give us a call, 631-423-1734. 

Tips to help prepare you in case of a water damage.

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

5 easy tips to help prepare you in case of a water damage:

  1. Check your insurance coverage. Most renter’s or homeowners insurance policies do not cover flooding, or even a sewer backup. Find out what coverage you do have.
  2. Keep a record of all of your belongings. Take photos and keep copies of receipts and other documents for more valuable items. Keep a copy of these records online, in a waterproof safe or at another location. If you do experience water damage, it can be easy to forget about certain belongings.
  3. Take precautions to limit the risk of water damage on your property by frequently checking pipes for leaks or weakness. Pay attention to any indicators that there might be water damage. These can be the sounds of dripping water in the walls, dark spots on the ceiling, or a significant change in your water bill.
  4. Set your home or business up so that it is at less risk of damage from heavy rains or flooding by ensuring that your roof is sound. Make sure there are no cracks in the foundation. Check that the landscaping around your property is sloped to direct water away from your foundation, rather than toward it.
  5. Find a professional, like SERVPRO of North Huntington, that you can trust and have their contact information handy. 

Mold warning signs that you shouldn't ignore.

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Here are three mold warning signs that you shouldn't ignore: 

1) Water spots

Any wet spot in your home can be a potential sign of mold growth. This may include water spots on your ceilings or walls, or on floors in your basement or crawlspace. If you find evidence of water spots, you need to find the source of moisture and have it taken care of immediately. 

2) Discoloration

If you find a spot on a wall or floor that's discolored, it is a potential sign of mold. Discoloration that is green or black is a definite warning sign of mold growth. However, any discoloration can mean growth is present, even if it isn't of the tell-tale colors.

3) Bad smell

If you have mold growth in your home, it may cause a bad smell. Depending on the type and how much of it you have, it could be a very faint smell or it could be completely overwhelming. It can smell musty or earthy, or produce a more pungent odor. Any bad smell needs to be investigated and addressed.

Mold is not something to be ignored. If you experience any of the warning signs above, call the experts here at SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our trained and certified team is here to help. We have state of the art equipment and techniques to carry out mold remediation tasks of any size to keep your home safe and clean.

You can rely on the fire damage cleanup and restoration experts of SERVPRO of North Huntington.

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

You can rely on the fire damage cleanup and restoration experts of SERVPRO of North Huntington. 

Our team has restored many fire-damaged homes. You can also rely on us for smoke damage cleanup and odor removal. We are available 24/7 for all of your emergency fire cleanup and restoration needs, 631-423-1734.

Below are some of the ways you can help prevent a fire in your home:

•    Use smoke alarms throughout your home and test them regularly

•    Talk with your kids about the dangers of playing with matches, fire, lighters, and flammable liquids


•    Don’t leave the kitchen when you’re cooking (most home fires start on the kitchen stove)


•    Know and post your local fire department’s emergency phone number


•    Keep your garage and basement clear of trash, newspapers, and other combustibles


•    Make sure flammable liquids are stored in appropriate containers in a well-ventilated area


•    Don’t use extension cords with heaters or air conditioners


•    Use caution with alternative heating sources like kerosene, wood, or pellet stoves

SERVPRO of North Huntington will handle your water damage from start to finish.

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington will handle your water damage from start to finish.

Requirements for a water damage cleanup vary depending on the size and scale of the job at hand. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the resources to handle large scale cleanup and restoration as well as minor issues involving water damage. 

Our technicians are IICRC certified and trained to remove moisture from your home in the most efficient way possible. The safety of our team comes first. We provide personal protective equipment (PPE) allowing them to enter a flooded property safely, even where contaminated materials like raw sewage may be present. A cleanup process and drying procedure is then established. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24/7 for your emergency water damage needs! Give us a call for more information, (631) 423-1734. We can work directly with your insurance company in most cases and will keep you informed every step of the way.

Restoration After a Fire or Smoke Damage

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Two men with black SERVPRO shirts cleaning after soot and fire damage Fire or Soot damage? Call the experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington today! 631-423-1734

Restoration After a Fire or Smoke Damage

Every fire damage event is different, and while our highly trained team can come up with a unique solution that is tailored to your needs, the general process remains the same.

Knowing what to do after a fire or smoke damage is stressful, but that’s where we come in. Once you contact us, our team will spring into action.

Here are the steps that are included in our process:

1. Emergency contact. When you make your initial contact with us, you will be asked a series of questions regarding the fire damage. This helps us make sure our team is dispatched with the appropriate equipment and resources.

2. Inspection and fire damage assessment. Once on the scene, the team will inspect and test adjoining rooms of the property to determine the extent of damage caused by fire, smoke and soot. This helps us determine the right plan of action moving forward.

3. Immediate board-up and roof-tarp service. There’s a pretty good possibility your window, walls and roofs will be compromised by fire damage, so we will make sure that your property is secure and protected from further damage by boarding up missing windows and walls and placing a tarp on damaged roofs.

4. Water removal and drying (if water damage is present). Fires also generally bring water damage. We begin the removal process, getting all wet items out of the structure right away. We bring in dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and finish up the drying process.

5. Removal of smoke and soot from all surfaces. Through the use of specialized equipment and techniques, we are able to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls and other surfaces.

6. Cleaning and sanitizing. We will clean restorable items and structures when it is possible. Not only will they be cleaned, but we engage the use of industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to help remove odors.

7. Restoration. The final step in getting your property back to pre-fire condition is restoration. This can include minor repairs like replacing drywall, painting and installing new carpet, as well as possible major repairs like reconstruction of damaged areas.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there—no matter the time or day. The team of highly trained restoration experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington is available for emergency cleanup and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Why Does My Carpet Smell?

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Why Does My Carpet Smell?

Whether from a dripping towel, a spilled cup, or condensation dripping off of a water pipe, if your carpets get wet and are not dried quickly, they may start to smell. If the water and moisture in the carpet are not able to evaporate quickly and dry out, then it may become musty and smelly. The musty smell from your carpet is a strong indicator that mold or mildew is growing within it. If it is not treated, it can lead to premature decay and deterioration of your carpet and sub floor.

Call the Professionals

The most effective way to get rid of carpet odors from water damage is to contact SERVPRO of North Huntington. We have the tools, the technicians and the equipment to extract the water, dry and dehumidify, and to remove the odors from your carpet, carpet pads, sub floors, drywall, and framing. If you've tried everything to get rid of the odors and they keep coming back, give us a call. We are here to help with all of your water damage cleanup and restoration needs, 631-423-1734. 

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan.

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

White smoke alarm on ceiling with red light flashing. If you experience fire or smoke damage to your property, call the experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We are here to help 24/7!

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan.

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

If you experience fire or smoke damage to your property, call the experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We are here to help 24/7! 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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

Let SERVPRO of North Huntington help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, 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.