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Ways You Can Safeguard Your Home Against Water Damage

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a common issue for homeowners to deal with, but there are ways you can safeguard your home. 

Make it a point to regularly:

  • Inspect all appliances for issues with hoses and faucets
  • Check the seals and caulking around your showers and tubs to make sure there is no leakage
  • Know where the main water shut-off valve is in your home
  • Don’t leave your washing machine or dishwasher running when you are not home

There are also things you can do to protect the possessions in your home from water damage. Use waterproof bins to store items and keep items stored on shelves off of the floor—which is especially recommended when using your basement for storage.

Anything from a burst pipe to a malfunctioning dishwasher or storm damage are just some of the ways water damage could affect your home. Should you experience a water damage, SERVPRO of North Huntington is always here to help and are only a phone call away!

Initial Steps to Take After a Water Damage

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Initial Steps to Take After a Water Damage

The initial steps to take after a water damage occurs are contacting your insurance company and your plumber for repair. Next, call the experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington, who are available 24/7 for your emergency needs! We will need to determine the type of water that has affected your home so we can start the cleanup and restoration process accordingly. Following a water damage, all affected materials and content will need to be removed or properly dried and disinfected. 

The types/categories of water that are involved will be determined by some of the following:

  • Is it water from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, etc.?

  • Is it water from dishwashers, washing machines, toilets, etc.?

  • Is it water from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc.? - This water can cause serious health problems.      

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help!

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help!

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that SERVPRO of North Huntington are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning!

If your home or business needs cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734

Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of North Huntington's goal is returning areas and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." We are dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of our customers!

Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered - whatever the case, with SERVPRO of North Huntington our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

We provide 24-Hour Emergency Service

We know that you need us, you need us fast! The sooner we arrive, the better the chance we can reduce damage to your home or business. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When you need us, we will be there! Call us today to schedule an assessment -  631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington's Team is IICRC Certified

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington's Team is IICRC Certified

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for the restoration industry. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals. 

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. Only IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. SERVPRO of North Huntington displays the logo proudly. Our technicians are highly trained and certified in all areas of the restoration industry. When fire, water or mold affects your business, you can count on our IICRC Certified team to help.

Fire damage can be devastating to your business.

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be devastating to your business.

If your business experiences a fire damage, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.We are available 24/7 for your emergency fire damage needs and we'll respond immediately to help get you back to business ASAP.

According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification), the real damage sets in and costs begin to mount after the fire trucks leave. That's when our work begins at SERVPRO of North Huntington. We get to work quickly and as efficiently as possible to return your business to preloss condition. 

At SERVPRO of North Huntington, our trained and certified IICRC technicians will get your business back up and running and make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington for your fire damage cleanup and restoration needs! 631-423-1734

How does a puff back happen?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Green and white sign stating we are open and here to help. SERVPRO of North Huntington is open and here to help with your puff back cleanup 24/7! Call us today, 631-423-1734

How Does a Puff Back Happen?

A puff back happens when an oil burner doesn't immediately ignite and oil fumes are allowed to build up before ignition. This results in an explosion similar to what happens when a car backfires.  It may also occur from a buildup of debris, causing an explosion when the furnace turns on.  In either case, the explosion forces soot and debris through the furnace or the boiler's exhaust system and into your home or business.  The problem is worse with forced hot air systems as the heating ducts spread black soot into every corner of your home, with the same efficiency that they spread heat throughout your property.

Fact #1: Most puff back cleanups are covered by insurance. The professionals at SERVPRO of North Huntington can walk you through the claim process step by step and make it "Like it never even happened.” In fact, our customers often tell us that their properties look and smell cleaner than it ever did before!

During a puff back event, oil based soot typically covers all areas of the property including drapes, bedding, furniture, clothing, cabinetry, ceilings, walls and floors, all of which is extremely difficult to remove. In most instances, you will know that you’ve had a puff back! But there may be times when it is harder to detect because the soot coverage can range from a light dusting to a concentrated dark appearance especially on flat surfaces like counter tops. While you may be tempted to clean the affected area yourself, we don’t recommend you do that as the "dust" will likely re-appear hours afterwards. There may or may be a strong odor in the affected rooms.  Don’t be fooled that the dust is only where you see it. It travels everywhere that the air does—into every nook and cranny. Sometimes you will find what you think are black “spider webs” in the corners of a room. These marks are actually a collection of the sticky soot. At SERVPRO of North Huntington, we have the appropriate equipment, knowledge, experience and training to properly get the job done.

Fact # 2: The cost to repair a furnace will NOT likely be covered by insurance. 

Puff backs create an unhealthy environment for everyone and you should not touch or breathe the soot or particles that are floating through the air and landing on the surfaces of your property. 

Fact #3: Most oil companies can inspect and service the boiler at your property, which greatly reduces the chances of a puff back. However, there is no guarantee against such an occurrence.

If you have experienced a puff back in your home or business, contact SERVPRO of North Huntington today, 631-423-1734.

Severe Weather Planning

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

What to Think About in Severe Weather Planning

Being prepared is one of the best ways to come out ahead of the weather, and having an established family emergency plan is a smart move.

If your family already has an emergency plan in place, that’s great! Just be sure to practice and discuss your plan at the start of the various weather seasons so everyone knows exactly what to do.

If you’ve not yet created your family emergency plan, start here by taking a look at some things to take into consideration when creating it:

1. Receiving Emergency Alerts

We still have radio and television to broadcast warnings and alerts, but thanks to today’s technologies, it is very easy to receive emergency alerts and warnings on your smartphone. If you have a weather app or Google on your smartphone, you can quickly receive emergency alerts, which gives you with valuable time in severe weather situations.

2. Knowing Your Storm Shelter Options

If tornadoes are a common occurrence where you live, the lowest part of your home (i.e., the basement) is safest, but if there is no basement, you’ll want to be in the lowest part of your home in an interior room away from corners, windows, doors and outside walls. However, tornadoes aren’t the only weather circumstance that requires a form of storm shelter.

3. Knowing Evacuation Routes

Having several evacuation routes mapped out before you need them can help should a hurricane, flood or fire force you from your home in a hurry. It’s wise to have multiple routes mapped out in case one is impassable. Remember to locate places that will also allow your pets to stay with you along the way.

4. Keeping Communication Open

It is easy to rely on cell phones to keep in touch with your family, but sometimes that will not be feasible as cell communication is reliant on towers that could sustain damage during the storm.

Power could also be lost, phones could be misplaced, and if there is no power, you will not be able to recharge them when needed. Set up a safe meeting place for your family, so that you can all meet there if separated.

If a storm causes damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to call your friends at SERVPRO of North Huntington to get the cleanup process started, 631-423-1734.

Water damages often manifest in covert areas of a home or business.

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

hidden areas of water damage, wet insulation and walls If your home or office has suffered a water damage, SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help! Call us today-631-423-1734

Water damages often manifest in covert areas of a home or business.

Where Water Damage Can Hide:

  • Below windows. The exterior seal of a window and wall can become weathered, allowing water to seep into the wall unnoticed.

  • Behind siding. Siding panels overlap at various points around the house, which are where they can be susceptible to leaking.

  • Below thresholds. Most thresholds have a metal plate at their base, but these are not typically sealed against the elements. If the door is often exposed to weathering, water can eventually seep through to the wood.

  • Under exterior paint. Windowsills and deck railings are often painted repeatedly, which creates small gaps that water can seep through.

  • Behind the dishwasher. The dishwasher’s cubby is rarely inspected, and can harbor water damage from leaky seals or hoses.

  • Inside the walls. Water pipes that are leaky can cause water to seep into the walls, especially near sinks and tubs.

  • Under an unsteady toilet. The seal around the base of a toilet can begin to leak, often going unnoticed until the floor becomes unsteady due to the damage.

If your home or office has suffered water damage (even in a hidden place like one of these), SERVPRO of North Huntington is happy to help! 

Three reasons why working with SERVPRO of North Huntington is imperative when getting your business restored:

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Three reasons why working with SERVPRO of North Huntington is imperative when getting your business cleaned up & restored:

1. We’re Available Day and Night

You may know that we are “faster to any disaster,” but you are probably not aware that our round-the-clock service is able to make that happen. We know that business owners have many things to do after a disaster. That’s why when you call our 247 emergency line, we are ready to respond.

2. We’re Well-Staffed

We take the hiring and training of our technicians very seriously so that we can provide the best service to business owners. We train our technicians according to the IICRC standards to ensure they are fully up-to-date and current within their field. Additionally, we provide access to virtual learning seminars and offer employee certification programs to give incentive for continued education within the restoration field.

3. We Care About Our Equipment

When we purchase equipment, we make sure to follow the guidelines set by the IICRC in order to ensure we are competitive and up to date. By choosing the best tools in the industry, we can ensure that every task—from removing toxic air particles to removing moisture from a flooded room—is done efficiently and effectively.

If you’re in need of commercial cleanup and restoration, do not hesitate to call the trained experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington. We are here to help 24/7. Call us today- 631-423-1734.