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Do you think you have a mold problem? We can help!

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Do you think you have a mold problem? We can help!

SERVPRO of North Huntington can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold cleanup and remediation.

If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your home or office building, it is important to look for the following: 

  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present 
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth 
  • Excessive moisture 
  • The presence of visible mold 

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly and properly. Call SERVPRO of North Huntington to get started! 631-423-1734

Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage?

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage?

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help with your fire damage cleanup and restoration needs.  We will treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care throughout the entire cleanup process. Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We also provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. We don't mask or cover the smell, we remove it. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help!
Call Us Today – 631-423-1734

Damage Caused By Thunderstorms

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damage Caused By Thunderstorms SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to make storm damage "Like it never even happened."

How Thunderstorms Form

There are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms annually throughout the world. In the United States, the number of thunderstorms typically comes to approximately 100,000 per year—10% of those are considered severe.

There are certain conditions that are necessary for a storm to develop. There must be moisture and rising unstable air, as well as a “lifting” mechanism that forces air to rise, or where warm/cold or wet/dry air bump together, causing a rising motion.

A thunderstorm’s life cycle takes three distinct stages: the developing stage, the mature stage and the dissipating stage. The mature stage is where you’ll find hail, heavy rain, strong winds, and even tornadoes occurring.

Various Types of Damage

There are plenty of parts of a thunderstorm that can prove to be dangerous, but one of the most serious risks is the opportunity for winds to send debris flying.

Wind speeds during severe thunderstorms can reach over 57.5 mph. This is more than enough speed to create chaos and damage to your property.

When there are strong winds, there is always a chance for non-threatening items to turn into a serious threat in projectile mode. These items can include tree branches, gravel, mailboxes, fencing, lawn furniture, potted plants and garbage cans. Take some time to check on and secure these items in your yard before any thunderstorms come rolling into town.

Thunderstorms are also responsible for causing the following types of damage besides wind damage:

Lightning damage. Lightning damage can be broken into two categories, fire and electrical. When lightning strikes a home, it will pass through the electrical wiring and can cause damage to any appliance that is plugged into an outlet.

Tornado damage. With wind speeds that can reach upwards of 200 mph, tornadoes are capable of causing immense amounts of damage over large areas in a limited amount of time.

Hail damage. It may come as a shock, but hail damage can top out at $1 billion annually. The smaller hail can wreak havoc on crops, and larger hail can do a fair amount of damage to homes and vehicles.

Flood damage. Since rain is common with storms, it is not shocking that heavy rains can lead to flash flooding. Occurring without warning, flash floods can cause structural damage and even rip trees out of the ground.

If a thunderstorm has resulted in damage to your home or business, know that the team at SERVPRO® of North Huntington is available 247 to help with cleanup and restoration.

Stopping Water Damage Before It Starts

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

With flooding involved in 90% of natural disasters, even homeowners who do not consider themselves “at risk” for a flood or water damage should know how to prepare should the need arise.

Stopping Water Damage Before It Starts

There is no way to halt a natural disaster or stop the floodwaters from rising in your home, but with a bit of advanced planning, homeowners can greatly lessen the water damage they sustain:

Know your risk. Using a tool such as the FEMA Flood Map Tool will help you understand what your risks are relative to your location, so you can plan ahead better for all types of scenarios.

Turn off electricity. When it comes to electricity and water, it is better to be safe than to be sorry. Cut off power to all affected areas of the house to reduce the risk of electric shock.

Discuss emergency procedures. Ensure all members of the household understand how to cut off the electricity and locate emergency supplies if necessary.

Elevate valuables. Precious items or irreplaceable documents should be elevated and stored out of the way of the water. Considering a safety deposit box at a local bank might also be wise.

Anchor propane and fuel tanks. A tipped fuel tank can lead to water pollution or even fires if the conditions are right. Anchor fuel tanks solidly to your home or the ground in order to prevent them from getting swept away.

Keeping your home and family safe is most important in the event of a disaster. By taking advance precautions and understanding evacuation procedures ahead of time, homeowners can help to protect their home from extensive water damage and protect their family from danger as well.

If you’ve experienced water damage due to a flood or other causes, SERVPRO® of North Huntington is here to help. Our technicians are fully trained in water remediation, and our 247 Emergency Line means we’ll be there for you when you call.

Are there different types of smoke damage?

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage? 

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – 631-423-1734

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Huntington will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Lingering odor from fire damage?

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

"Like it never even happened." Like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered - whatever the case may be. 

As a leader in fire cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO of North Huntington's number one goal is returning a damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." We provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. We don't mask or cover the smell, we remove it. Let us, the experts, help you today!

When SERVPRO of North Huntington steps onto a job site, we have this goal in mind - total restoration of the damage and easing the life of the customer being helped. We will guide you through the entire process. From your first call to us for help, to the completion of work, we will be there! 

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

Do you suspect that you have a mold problem?

SERVPRO of North Huntington handles water damages every day and we know that prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly and properly.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to look for the following: 

  • The presence of visible mold 
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present 
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth 
  • Excessive moisture 

We can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold remediation.

We will always answer when you call!

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help 24/7. Call Us Today!            631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific  training and experience to help you through your  tough time with fire, water or mold damage. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through the process. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will need to ask several questions that will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO of North Huntington professionals may be needed. Although the questions below may be difficult to focus on and to answer, they will get your business one step closer to being " Like it never even happened." 

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the damaged business
  • When did the damage occur?
  • What caused the damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Flood or storm damage?SERVPRO of North Huntington has the resources to Handle it!

We are the experts! Let us make it "Like it never even happened."When storms hit, SERVPRO of North Huntington can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. In addition, SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. We take great pride in what we do and are always here to help! 

Commercial & Residential Storm Cleanup

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm Services

There's never a convenient time for flood or storm damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of North Huntington has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Residential Storm Services

When your home needs emergency flood damage or storm cleaning, you can depend on SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services