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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)

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

Mold exists in every household, no matter how spotless you keep it.

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold exists in every household, no matter how spotless you keep it.

Mold is a natural part of the air in any home. It becomes a problem if it can grow and spread, which can lead to respiratory problems in those with suppressed immune systems and who suffer from allergies or have asthma. Severe indoor mold infestations can also affect otherwise healthy people.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Fungi produces some very useful results.  Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of bleu cheese is a result of mold.  An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi. In fact, lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold too! 

We are here to help with your water damage needs!

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

We are here to help with your water damage needs!

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, no matter how large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. 

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. If you would like more information please contact our office.

We’re Here to “Restore First” Following Fire Disaster

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes, we can get there faster, but that is not the only reason why you should make us first on your list of calls to make if the worst should occur.

When working with your property, our technicians use a “restore first” mentality, which is aided by the use of specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. This mentality will also help reduce the interruptions to your life caused by this disaster and help get your home or business back to pre-disaster condition.

Restore First After a Fire

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 has damaged your property 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.

Commercial Cleanup and Restoration

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Some things are better left to the professionals of SERVPRO of North Huntington. For example, fire/smoke cleanup in your office or workplace. Trying to do this without the proper products and equipment can actually create more damage than what was originally caused.

Do you have a commercial property in need of fire/smoke, water or mold cleanup and restoration?

SERVPRO of North Huntington can be of assistance in any of the areas above and a lot more too! We know that time lost is money lost in the business world. We can work directly with your insurance company in most cases. Let us do the work for you! Give us a call for more details on the services we offer and let us guide you through the process, 631-423-1734. We are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are always here to help!

Avoiding Fire Hazards While Cooking

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have fond memories of spending quality time in the kitchen with loved ones while catching up with each other or preparing and sharing a meal together? The kitchen can be a wonderfully versatile place, but it is also a place where many home fires break out.

Cooking fires top the charts as the No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries, and the leading cause of these kitchen fires is unattended cooking.

In 2017 alone, State Farm paid out in excess of $130 million in homeowners insurance claims related to grease and other cooking fires. According to the insurance company, these are the worst states for kitchen fires:

  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Cooking Safety Tips

Besides the obvious precaution of staying in the kitchen while cooking, this is not the only fire safety tip you should be following. Here are some other helpful tips to observe while cooking:

1. Be careful of the type of clothing you are wearing. If your outfit has long, flowing sleeves or is oversized and baggy, it could catch on fire if you aren’t careful while cooking over the stove. It’s best to wear short or close-fitted sleeve shirts and make sure any baggy shirts are tucked in or tied back.

2. Keep flammable objects away from the stovetop. Make sure kitchen towels, oven mitts, appliance cords or even curtains aren’t too close to the stovetop when cooking. Ideally, anything flammable will be moved away from it.

3. Equip your home with a fire extinguisher in or near the kitchen. Hopefully you have at least one fire extinguisher located in your home, ideally one that is near your kitchen. Make sure you know how to properly use the extinguisher, just in case it is ever needed.

4. Hot grease is a fire hazard when placed in the garbage too soon. Do not throw hot grease in the garbage can. The grease may not be on fire, but it could be hot enough to cause something in the trash to burn. You should let the grease cool a bit and then dispose of it in an old coffee can. Also, know the smoke points of the oils you cook with. Be sure to never subject a low-smoke point oil to high heat when cooking, as it could catch fire.

5. Make sure you have a fire escape plan established. Thinking about and being prepared for the worst that can happen can save lives, and it’s better to be safe than sorry should an emergency occur. Go over exit routes and designated meeting places with your family, making sure that everyone knows what to do.

Fire safety in the kitchen is an absolute necessity, as it can help prevent dangerous and destructive cooking fires. If your home has experienced damage from a cooking fire, know that SERVPRO® of North Huntington is here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Smoke or Fire Damage? We can help!

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke or Fire Damage? We can help!

Our staff at SERVPRO of North Huntington are highly trained in property damage restoration after a smoke or fire damage. We believe in continuous training for our team. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to restore your property. 

We will assist you every step of the way. We work with most major insurance companies and are committed to getting your home or business back up and running as quickly as possible. We are here to help 24/7 with your emergency needs and are always just a phone call away!

Call our office for more information! 

631-423-1734 

24/7 Emergency Services!

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency services and we are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.

  • We Have Highly Trained, Certified and Professional Restoration Technicians
  • We Are A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Our Franchise is Locally Owned and Operated
  • We Have Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • We Guarantee Fair Pricing on Every Job
  • We Have Consistent Performance on Every Job
  • We Can Work Directly With Your Insurance Company in Most Cases

The SERVPRO of North Huntington team will respond immediately to your emergency and we have the expertise to handle your restoration and clean up needs. We are only a phone call away and are ready to help in any situation that arises in your home or office.   

Call Us 24/7! 631-423-1734

Call us for your storm damage needs!

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Residential 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

Commercial 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.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your storm damage restoration and cleaning needs.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Fire or Smoke Damage? We are Here to Help!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire or smoke damage.

We will assist you every step of the way with your fire or smoke damage. We work with most major insurance companies and are committed to getting your home or business back up and running as quickly as possible. We are here to help 24/7 and are just a phone call away! Call us with your questions and for more information.

631-423-1734

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency service.

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is only a phone call away and are ready to help in any situation that arises in your home or office. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster! We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. 

Have Questions? Call Us Now!

631-423-1734

  • We Offer 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • We Are Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • We Have Highly Trained and Professional Restoration Technicians
  • We Are A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Each Franchise is Locally Owned and Operated
  • We Have Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • We Guarantee Fair Pricing on Every Job
  • We Have Consistent Performance on Every Job

Need Storm Damage Cleanup?

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Residential 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.

Additional Residential Services:

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

Commercial 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.

Additional Commercial Services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

We have the resources to handle storms of any size!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today.

631-423-1734

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 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. 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. As an IICRC Certified Firm, we have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help with your storm or flood damage cleanup needs, No matter how large or small!

The difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning.

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

What to Do if There Is a Tornado

Have you thought about the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning? A watch is issued when the conditions are favorable for tornadoes, while a warning is issued when a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar.

If there has been a tornado warning issued for your area, it is important that you take action immediately to find safe shelter, especially if you are in the path of the tornado.

Shelter options include:

  • Underground options like a basement or storm shelter.
  • The lowest part of your home, in an area that is away from outside walls, doors and windows. Interior closets and bathrooms can be ideal options.
  • If you are outside, try to get to a sturdy building. Mobile homes and trailers are not a safe option.
  • If on the road and no building access is available, do not get under an overpass or bridge. Instead, find a low, flat location and use your arms to protect your head and neck.

It would be good if you have flashlights, a battery-powered weather radio and extra batteries available and ready to use in your selected tornado shelter at home.

When driving, if you are caught out on the road during a tornado, NEVER try to outrun it. Also, when you are taking shelter in your home, you can provide additional cover by using furniture items like couch cushions, mattresses or blankets to help keep your head and neck covered.

Tornadoes can take you by surprise and wreak absolute havoc on the areas they touch down in. While meteorologists and weather services can provide some advanced warning to potential threats, tornadoes can still occur with little to no warning at all.

If your home or business has been damaged by a tornado, know that SERVPRO® of North Huntington is ready and waiting to jump into action and get cleanup and restoration of your property underway.

How to Get Your Business Ready for Emergencies

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

There are various matters and tasks that must be taken care of while running a business, but one of the most important tasks to think about, which is often overlooked, is emergency preparedness.

While having a plan in place is not insurance against having a disaster of some sort occur, it can still give your business a leg up where safety is concerned and at least ensure that your employees will know what to do if a disaster or emergency situation should occur.

Making a Plan

We highly recommend that you make this a priority and take the time to sit down and work out an emergency preparedness plan for various disaster situations.

There are numerous emergencies your business should have a preparedness plan in place for, including:

  • Fire
  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms and winter storms
  • Other natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes
  • Human-caused hazards, including accidents or acts of violence
  • Technology-related issues like power outages and equipment failure

Emergencies come in many shapes and forms, and it doesn’t matter if one is man-made or natural. Where there is no emergency plan for a business, you can be sure things will get chaotic quickly.

You should make sure that safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans are included in the company onboarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By helping employees familiarize themselves with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect guests/visitors and the business itself.

Where to Start

As you think about beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business, consider which scenarios are most likely to occur—and even those that you feel are a longshot but could still happen. After all, it’s better to be over-prepared for any worst-case scenario and not be caught off guard.

You will find plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including Ready.gov, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC.

You should also conduct a business impact analysis (BIA), which can help predict the potential effect a disaster may have on your business. This would include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure a crisis communications plan is in place, too.

After you have developed an emergency preparedness plan, be sure to review it and practice it with your employees. Reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios can help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees feel more empowered.

Disaster can strike when you least expect it, but by being prepared and having a plan in place, your business will be better suited to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store. If the worst should happen and your business is damaged, know that SERVPRO® of North Huntington is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Tornado Safety Info Everyone Should Know

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

When you know that the weather in the spring can be unpredictable, you can take steps to always be prepared for the chance of severe thunderstorms that lead to the perfect conditions for a tornado to strike.

The months of April and May are notorious for the highest occurrences of tornadoes at 30% and 24%, respectively. This means we are currently entering into the height of tornado season throughout the United States. Included in this blog are some tips and information on tornadoes that can help keep your family prepared for the worst possible scenario.

Ideal Conditions for a Tornado

There are approximately over 1,000 tornadoes that occur in the U.S. each year, and they are the product of severe thunderstorms, especially those known as “supercells.”

The formation of a tornado occurs when changes in wind speed and direction create a horizontal spinning effect within a storm cell. This is then tipped vertical by rising air moving up through the thunderclouds.

At first look, you will not see the tornado’s signature funnel cloud because it will be transparent until water droplets from the storm’s moist air condense or when dust and debris are picked up. A typical tornado can grow to be 660 feet wide and will move at 10 to 20 miles per hour, although larger and faster tornadoes have been observed. Hail and intense winds of over 200 mph can accompany tornadoes.

Typically, tornadoes occur in the late afternoon, but it is vital to remember that they can occur at anytime and anywhere.

If your home or business has been damaged by a tornado, know that SERVPRO® of North Huntington is ready and waiting to jump into action and get cleanup and restoration of your property underway.

Here to Help!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is Here to Help! 

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 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

We have the resources, training and certifications to handle floods and storms of any size! Have storm or flood damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today.

631-423-1734

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. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

Mother Nature Can Be Unpredictable in the Spring!

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

We welcome you, spring! Now we can enjoy your weather, but also get ready for whatever Mother Nature may choose to send our way!

An Increased Chance for Severe Weather

With the arrival of spring, we are able to enjoy longer days and more sunshine, but unfortunately, spring also can produce some sobering severe weather events throughout the country. It’s the dealer’s choice at this time of year, which means the weather may change at moment’s notice.

Unstable temperatures are the cause of changing weather, and they can change from warm to cold in the same day. That temperature change can result in extreme weather changes as well.

Thunderstorms are a regular occurrence throughout the spring and are the main cause of severe weather. They can occur whenever warm, moist air collides with cool, dry air, which is most common in the spring and summer.

In studying the natural catastrophe losses in the U.S. for 2017, the most common came from severe thunderstorms and they produced some of the costliest results. Out of 50 events, there were 85 fatalities and an estimated total of $25.4 billion in overall losses.

Severe thunderstorms can be responsible for the threat of flooding, high winds and even tornadoes if the conditions are right. It has been found that in modern history, 10% of all violent tornadoes have occurred in March, with April, May and June taking the top spots at 30%, 24% and 15% respectively.

Check Out These Spring Weather Tips!

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Despite its unpredictability, there is one thing that always remains true of the spring weather season: It always happens. If your home or business is damaged in a storm, you can depend on SERVPRO® of North Huntington to get the cleanup and restoration process started fast.

How to Be Prepared

We may not be able to predict the weather with 100% accuracy, but fortunately, forecasters have the technology and the tools available to them to at least give us fair warning of an impending severe weather event. Advanced warnings, along with the right preparation, can greatly improve overall safety for your family.

Here are some preventive preparations you take to prepare your home for the chance of severe weather:

  1. Clear out your home’s gutters, drains and downspouts.
  2. Trim trees of precarious limbs or branches that could break off in a storm.
  3. Secure or store outdoor belongs if severe weather is in the forecast.

Also, having an emergency kit on hand is always advised. These kits should include the following:

  • Battery-operated flashlight and NOAA weather radio, with extra batteries for both
  • Emergency evacuation or shelter plans
  • Important personal info, like telephone numbers of neighbors, family and friends, insurance and property info, numbers for the utility companies, and medical info
  • A first -aid kit with things like non-latex gloves, adhesive bandages, tweezers, sterile gauze pads, aspirin packets, adhesive cloth tape and scissors
  • 3–5 day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets or sleeping bag

Water Damage? Call the experts for help!

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Have Questions about Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

A water damage can occur in any area of your home or business, at any time. Basements fall victim to flooding most often during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of things that could cause a water damage or flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help with all of your water damage clean-up needs. We are always just a phone call away!

Why Call Us? Because Response Time Matters

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When faced with disaster in your home or business, time becomes an especially precious commodity. When it is your home or livelihood on the line, you don’t have the benefit of waiting for help with the cleanup and restoration needed—you need it right away.

We know that a fast response is critical, which is why a faster response to any size disaster is more than just a slogan to us.

Why a Fast Response Matters

When it comes to your belongings or business being on the line, time is not something you have a lot of regarding disaster cleanup. When water damage has come into play, this is especially true and can be caused by various means such as flooding, appliance and/or plumbing failures, storm damage and fire damage, as water is used to put out the fires.

It only takes a matter of minutes for water to affect the walls, the floors, upholstery and your belongings within your property, where it will saturate everything in its path.

The effects of water damage within the first 24 hours include:

  • Drywall beginning to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces beginning to tarnish
  • Furniture beginning to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper items spreading and staining
  • The beginning of a musty odor

The damage continues to worsen as time goes on. Between 48 hours and a week later, you could begin to see:

  • The growth and spreading of mold and mildew
  • Swelling and warping of doors, windows and studs
  • Metal beginning to rust and corrode
  • Paint beginning to blister
  • Wood flooring swelling and warping
  • The possibilities of serious biohazard contamination

Water damage that is not properly treated for over a week can lead to a dramatically increased restoration time and costs and can also impact structural safety. Don't wait! Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today, 631-423-1734. 

We're here to help!

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We’re Here to Help

SERVPRO of North Huntington's trained cleanup and restoration specialists can be dispatched to your property or business at any given time, no matter what day or time it is.

Helping to minimize the damage and keep the cleaning and restorations costs manageable, we can provide an immediate response to any size disaster.

Being a locally owned and operated franchise helps us be close by and ready to respond whenever the call comes in. A major perk of being part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises is that we have access to more resources for the cleanup and restoration projects that may be larger or stem from major storm situations.

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.

Protecting Your Business From Fire Hazards

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Business owners carry a lot of responsibility. As a business owner, one of those responsibilities is considering plenty of safety factors regarding risks to your business, staff and visitors. One thing that will need to be addressed is fire prevention.

Protecting Your Business From Fire Hazards

By focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education, you are taking some of the many steps that will help reduce the chance of a fire breaking out.

First, make an assessment of any fire hazard risks in your facility. To aid you in this step, in some areas, local governments may offer a visit from a fire marshal to work with you in identifying these risks and providing guidance on your fire prevention plan.

You’ll want to make sure that the right fire protection equipment, such as automatic sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, are in place on each floor.

Finally, you must consider the safety of your employees. By creating a fire plan and taking time to review it with your staff, you’ll be making sure everyone knows what to do in the case of a fire. By conducting fire drills at least once a year and reviewing evacuation plans and routes as well as the location of first-aid kits, your fire safety procedures will remain fresh in their minds.

Despite best efforts with fire prevention and safety tips, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO® of North Huntington is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

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Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the main causes of structure fires to office properties from 2007–2011 were (in order):

  1. Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  2. Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  3. Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  4. Intentional, 10% of fires
  5. Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  6. Exposure, 4% of fires
  7. Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

Of those causes, intentional, exposure, and electrical distribution and lighting equipment accounted for the most property damage with 20%, 18% and 15% respectively.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2007, fires and explosions accounted for 3% of all workplace fatalities.

When looking to more recent numbers, the NFPA estimates that from 2007–2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year. Those fires resulted in an annual average of four deaths, 44 injuries and $112 million in direct property damage.

Affects of a Water Damage

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SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help! Call us at the first sign of water damage to prevent secondary issues.

Within Minutes of a Water Damage

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

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SERVPRO OF NORTH HUNTINGTON is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm. 

IICRC Certified Firms must:

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace. Every five years, the standards of the IICRC are reviewed and updated accordingly.

We Are Dedicated to Being Faster to Any-Sized Disaster!

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We provide 24-hour emergency service 365 days a year. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your residential or commercial restoration or cleaning needs. SERVPRO of North Huntington is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster!

Residential 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

Commercial 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.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Water Damage? We Answer the Phone Ready to Help!

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SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. We Answer the Phone Ready to Help! 

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Huntington Representative will ask several questions:

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

IICRC Standards

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The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. 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. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington prides itself in being 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. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

If you would like more information or  have questions regarding our credentials, please contact our office. 631-423-1734

Mold Facts

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Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Understanding the 3 Water Classifications

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It doesn’t matter what type of water has caused damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of North Huntington is here to help get the situation under control and make it "Like it never even happened." Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need emergency cleanup and restoration services!

All floodwaters are not created equal, as you will read in this blog. It is easy to think that all water causing damage is the same, but there are three classifications for it: clean, gray and black. By understanding the differences in these types of water, you will understand how to better handle a floodwater situation.

Regardless of the type of water that has caused the damage, there is always going to be a process of cleaning up and restoration to follow. You must, however, first remove all of the moisture and damp items quickly so that mold will not begin to grow in an ideal environment.

Clean Water

Much like its name, water that is free of contaminants is considered “clean” and not the type to pose an immediate threat to your health. Examples of clean water types would be water from:

  • Broken water lines
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Toilet holding tanks
  • Snow melt and rainwater

Clean water damage is the easiest type of water damage to clean up after, as there will be fewer microbes living in the water. But 48 hours after the incident and after contact with building surfaces, clean water then becomes a category two type of water, gray water.

Gray Water

In gray water, there were be a slight amount of contaminants, and water damage cleanup and restoration from this type of water becomes a bit more complicated. It may pose a health risk, due to the fact that it will contain chemical or biological contamination. Considering the amount of contamination involved means that it would need to be thoroughly treated before safe consumption.

Gray water will likely be the type of water that can come from dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. The 48-hour exposure time applies here as well since gray water will turn into black water if not treated.

Black Water

Black water is a serious matter and the most hazardous of the three classifications because it is considered highly contaminated by harmful chemicals and biological matter. This type of water includes floodwaters containing soil and all sewage waters.

Sewage will be contaminated with microbes, including bacteria, protozoans, molds, fungi and more—many of which are harmful to humans.

Some of the diseases transmitted by black water are:

  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastroenteritis-type illnesses

Remember, where floodwater is concerned, all water should be considered black water and treated as such since it picks up contaminants along its path.

These three types of floodwater are all recognized by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Remediation Certification (IICRC), the organization that certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our technicians all study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration and are available to help determine the steps to take to get your home back to normal.

 

Recovering From Water Damage

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Recovering From Water Damage

If you find yourself and your home or business in a water damage situation, call SERVPRO of North Huntington for help! 631-423-1734

After taking the first steps and contacting your insurance company and plumber for repair, evaluate the extent of the water damage in your home and attempt to identify the type of water that is involved.

The types of water that are involved in water damage are:

  1. Water from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, etc. is called “clean” water.

  2. Slightly dirty water from dishwashers, washing machines, clean toilets, etc. is called “gray” water.

  3. Water from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc. is considered “black” water, and this water can cause serious health problems.

Following a water damage disaster, all affected materials and content will need to be removed or properly dried and disinfected.

It may seem like recovering from water damage is an overwhelming and slightly impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. You can call on the highly trained experts at SERVPRO® of North Huntington, who are here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Preventing Water Damage

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One of the most common and costliest disasters your home may experience is water damage. Anything from a burst pipe to a malfunctioning dishwasher or storm damage are just some of the countless ways water damage could strike your home.

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

Initial Tips for Preventing Water Damage

Not only is water damage a hassle to deal with, but there may be long-term impacts on your home, one of them being mold. This is a common side effect of water damage, because it begins to grow and flourish within 24–48 hours of exposure to moisture.

When considering some ways to protect your home, it will be helpful if you can break it down by areas of impact. These areas could include basements, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and ceilings.

You can help prevent water damage in the basement by preventing any water seepage. This can be done by resealing vulnerable areas of the basement, making sure water drains away from your home and installing a backwater valve.

Your kitchen and bathrooms can experience water damage due to plumbing and appliance issues and failures.

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 shut-off valve is in your home
  • Don’t leave your washing machine or dishwasher running when you are not home

There are things you can do to protect the possessions in your home from water damage, but don’t be surprised if it is not always possible. 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.

Prepping Your Family for Severe Weather

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We are here to help 24/7, and are only a phone call away!

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, and you can visit ready.gov to learn more about these situations.

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

Your family will need an emergency communication plan in place. 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. Also, set up a safe meeting place for your family, so that you can all meet there if separated.

If a storm does cause damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to call your friends at SERVPRO of North Huntington to get the cleanup and restoration process started.

The Importance of a Disaster Plan for Your Business - Part 2

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Protecting Your Assets From Disaster

If you have a business that is located in a brick and mortar location, you’ll still need to make careful decisions about how to protect the assets within the building. From equipment to merchandise, there are thousands of dollars at risk when a natural disaster strikes.

Keep an updated and complete inventory of your assets, equipment and merchandise, and whenever possible, having photographs prior to a disaster is always desirable if insurance claims will have to be made. Computer servers are often used to store your assets, so you should take the necessary steps to ensure that a backup system is working and the storage system, such as a cloud storage option, cannot be damaged.

As a building owner, you can enlist the help of a contractor who will work with you to uncover areas that may need to be improved upon with regard to the building’s structural integrity. The contractor can discuss with you possible safety upgrades and offer advice on any areas that may need to be upgraded for certain weather situations.

Back to Business Following the Disaster

When a natural disaster does occur and if your business suffers damage, it is possible that your business will have to be closed due to damage sustained. Every day you remain closed is another day of lost profits. Build a disaster relief fund to help cover any additional costs that are not covered by your insurance.

Make up a list of contractors who will be available for any construction repairs, and find a cleanup and restoration service will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.

Knowing what to do when disaster strikes your business is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the cleanup and restoration aspects, depend on SERVPRO® of North Huntington to be there for you.

The Importance of a Disaster Plan for Your Business - Part 1

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We hear news every day about everything from floods, hurricanes and tornadoes to wildfires and earthquakes. In order to survive these devastating events, the key to being able to roll with the punches, so to speak, is to be prepared for a multitude of worst-case scenarios.

Being prepared for those scenarios means creating a natural disaster plan for your business. This blog will discuss some of the aspects to consider when designing that plan.

What to Include in a Disaster Plan

There are many things and areas you will need to consider when putting together a disaster plan for your business.

Included in those considerations should be:

  1. Providing protection for your employees - Part 1
  2. Securing your assets - Part 2 will follow in future blog
  3. How to get business up and running again - Part 2 will follow in future blog

Many checklists have been compiled by sources like the Red Cross, FEMA and Ready.gov to help you identify areas that need to be included in your natural disaster preparedness plan. These sources can also let you see how prepared you truly are.

Safety Planning for Your Staff

If a disaster were to strike without warning, people come first. Having a plan that lays out procedures and safety measures for employees and visitors will be of the utmost importance.

Ask yourself questions like are evacuation routes and exits from your facility properly marked, is there an area that can serve as a shelter space, is there a need to install emergency lighting, and do I have a volunteer team in my staff designated as “safety wardens” who are properly trained and ready to aid in all emergency efforts?

When choosing a space for a shelter, investigate using a basement or storm cellar in case of tornadoes or other high-wind situations. If there is no basement space, find a small interior room on the lowest level of the building, such as a closet or interior hallway.

With SERVPRO® of North Huntington, you can count on us to get to the disaster faster and make it "Like it never even happened." Our training and expertise have prepared us to help with water damage, storm damage, fire damage and mold remediation quickly and effectively.

Understanding Mold and Mold Spores

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Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. 

It is impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Water Damage Culprits in Your Home

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According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), the leading causes of water damage are:

  • Plumbing supply system failures. This happens when frozen pipes burst due to the buildup in water pressure caused by freezing water or when the supply system material fails resulting in a leaking or bursting pipes. According to IBHS, plumbing supply system failures are the leading source of residential water losses, costing an average of $5,092 per incident after the deductible. Homes 16 to 40 years of age made up a larger group of supply system material failure claims, also according to IBHS.

  • Plumbing drain system failures. This situation occurs when sewer drains back up and overflow into a home or from construction material performance issues. In its study, IBHS found that 52% of drain system failures were caused by sewer backups and 37% were related to material performance issues. Southern state claims were found to be more expensive than northern state claims according to IBHS.

  • Toilet failures. Toilets are the second highest source of residential water loss after plumbing supply systems. Anything from faulty fill valves or clogged drain lines can cause toilets to malfunction and cause water damage and, according to IBHS, toilet failures on the first floor of a home resulted in more extensive claims than those that occurred in basements or upper floors.

  • Water heater failures. Water heaters reaching or passing their life expectancy begin to rust and corrode, which can result in leaking or bursting issues. IBHS found that 69% of all water heater failures resulted from a slow leak or sudden bursting and, on average, cost $4,444 per incident following the deductible.

  • Washing machine failures. Machines overflowing, supply hose failures and drain line failures are typically the causes of washing machine failures and are one of the top 10 sources of residential water losses. Per IBHS, supply hose failures were to blame for over half of all washing machine-related losses.

Water Damage and Insurance Claims

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If your home has experienced any type of water damage, the team at SERVPRO® of North Huntington is available 247 to help with cleanup and restoration and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Severe storms and water damage. It’s one of the first things that comes to mind for many, but while severe storms and flooding can cause extensive water damage, they are often not the main culprits.

Were you aware that various items in your home could be responsible for many situations that result in water damage?

Water Damage Is a Major Threat for Homeowners

Homeowners may at some time face water damage as it is the third most common reason that homeowners filed homeowners insurance claims between 2011 and 2015, with an average payout per claim of $8,861.

Understanding the difference between water damage and gradual damage and how they can impact insurance claims is important. Examples of gradual damage are things that have been happening over time, such as plumbing issues in the walls causing damage to the walls, ceilings or floors, or water damage caused by cracks in the foundation. Some aspects of gradual water damage are not covered by homeowners insurance, unfortunately, while some storm-related water damage is.

Protect Your Home From Fire

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Experiencing a home fire is a nightmare scenario.

For many Americans, experiencing a home fire is a nightmare scenario that has become a reality. Each year more than 350,000 house fires occur in the U.S. Fortunately, you can take steps to help protect your home from fire by learning about and watching for fire hazards within it.

The primary cause of house fires is cooking, but smoking is the primary cause of home fire deaths. An estimated 17,200 house fires were reported in 2014 due to smoking materials such as cigarettes, pipes and cigars.

There were 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in property damage from those fires, according to the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes.

If you smoke, it is safest to smoke outside, as most deaths resulted from fires which started in living rooms or bedrooms. Fire-safe cigarettes are the best option, and using a deep, sturdy ashtray is safest.

SERVPRO of North Huntington is always here to help should you experience fire or smoke damage. 

Candles Require Caution!

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage can be devastating to homes, and in many circumstances, can be accompanied by the water damage from firefighting efforts. 

Candles Require Caution

The National Fire Protection Association found that fire departments in the U.S. were called to an estimated 8,700 home structure fires a year that were started by candles during a five-year period from 2011 to 2015. These fires resulted in 82 deaths, 800 injuries and $295 million in direct property damage.

Candles were reported to have caused 2 percent of home fires, with 3 percent resulting in death and 7 percent with injuries. There were an average of 24 home candle fires reported per day during those five years, with December having the highest amount of calls for the year.

Candle fires during this time span were responsible for 37 percent of bedroom fires and 36 percent of the associated deaths and 51 percent of the associated injuries.

Things to remember when using candles:

  • Keep lit candles at least one foot away from flammable materials.
  • Always use a sturdy holder that won’t tip over.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Don’t go to sleep with a candle burning.
  • Do not use candles if oxygen is being used in the home.

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help restore your home to pre-fire condition. 631-423-1734

Severe Storms Cause Damaging Winds

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There are many concerns that come with severe storms, with one of those being the threat of damaging winds. These winds can come with little to no notice and can cause long-term structural impacts.

Concerns About High Winds

Tornadoes and hurricanes are probably what first comes to mind when thinking about damaging winds. However, those are not the only ones to be concerned about.

Traditionally, damaging winds are those with wind speeds exceeding 50–60 mph and can be the result of a strong thunderstorm. You will commonly hear damaging winds referred to as “straight-line” winds, which differentiates from the damage from a tornado.

The damage from these winds can be especially destructive. Straight-line winds can cause loose articles to become projectiles. Windows and the roof can take a beating from straight-line winds, and if it’s extensive enough, water damage can result as the outside elements come indoors.

Anyone who lives in a thunderstorm-prone area is at risk from damaging winds. Many structures can suffer from damaging winds, but there is one structure in particular that is especially at risk. For example, even mobile homes that are anchored can become a victim of wind gusts over 80 mph.

If your home has been hit by damaging winds and resulting water damage, our highly trained specialists at SERVPRO® of North Huntington are here 247 to help with cleanup and restoration of your home.

How to Protect Your Home

There are a number of ways you can help protect your property from damaging winds. Some are listed below, but keep the “Two R’s” in mind: reinforce and remove.

  • Have your garage door reinforced by a professional.

  • Remove or anchor loose items on your property that could be blown around and tossed by the wind. This includes trash cans, grills and outdoor furniture.

  • Hire a professional to remove any large or dying trees and branches that could be blown over onto your home.

We don’t always receive advanced notice about straight-line or damaging winds. But, as we all know, being proactive with some of the above preventive items may just protect you from damage.

Also, if you are building a new home or renovating an older home, make sure that the windows, walls and doors are meet the building code for your area.

We pride ourselves in being an IICRC certified firm.

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The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

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 home or business, you can count on our team to help. 

If you would like more information or  have questions regarding our credentials, please contact our office. 631-423-1734

We Are Ready to Help You 24/7!

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SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.

 We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help You 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week!

Call Today - 631-423-1734

 When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. Call now for more information!

We have the answers to your commercial property questions!

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About SERVPRO of North Huntington

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific  training and experience to help you through this tough time.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • 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)?

Do you think you have mold?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold issue? Don’t ignore it! 

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 you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold remediation.

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 

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional who can inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. 

Do you smell mold?

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Do you smell "mold" in your home?

Do you smell mold? Mold has a particular musty, earthy smell. If you smell something not quite right near an area that is prone to dampness and constant moisture, you may be smelling mold. Mold feeds on both wood and drywall, so if you smell a strong, musty odor but don’t see any discoloration, the problem may be inside of your wall. Check for leaks both inside and outside of the wall to help you track down the source of the smell. 

If you suspect you have a mold problem, call us – SERVPRO of North Huntington 631-423-1734.  A professional in mold remediation will examine your home or business and determine the next course of action needed.

Fire cleanup should be left to professionals like us!

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Fire Damage Cleanup should be left to the professionals! Call us today, 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect different types of surfaces found in your home or business. As a home or business owner, you have so much invested in your property.

Trust the SERVPRO of North Huntington team of professionals to protect your most valuable asset. A trained and certified member of our team along with the proper cleaning technique and products can minimize the restoration cost. Attempting to clean or deodorize on your own will likely result in a more costly process. It's not worth the risk, so call us today!

We are Fire Damage Cleanup experts!

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SERVPRO of North Huntington Offers Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services

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

When SERVPRO of North Huntington steps onto a job site, we have this goal mind.  It is about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped. We are here to help 24/7 and are always a phone call away. Call us today! 

Deodorization

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. 

Flood or Storm damage? We can help!

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today!

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Damages to commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water or fire cleanup scenario or a larger, more involved event, SERVPRO of North Huntington will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

A fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.

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Did you know that a fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.?

 As a leader in fire cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning a damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." Like it never was dirty, like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered - whatever the case may be. When SERVPRO of North Huntington steps onto a job site, we have this goal mind.  It is about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped.

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help 24/7 and are always a phone call away. Call us today! 631-423-1734

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. Let the experts help you.

We provide clean-up and restoration services for commercial buildings 24/7/365.

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Do you have a commercial property in need of fire/smoke, water or mold cleanup and restoration?

SERVPRO of North Huntington can be of assistance in any of the areas above and a lot more too! We know that time lost is money lost in the business world. Give us a call for more details on the services we offer and let us guide you through the process, 631-423-1734. We are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are always here to help. 

Some things are better left to the professionals. For example, fire/smoke cleanup. Trying to do this without the proper products and equipment can actually create more damage than what was originally caused. We can work directly with your insurance company in most cases. let us do the work for you. 

When you call for help, we always answer!

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We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 631-423-1734

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific  training and experience to help you through this tough time.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • 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)?

Although the questions above may be difficult to focus on and to answer, they will get your business one step closer to being " Like it never even happened." 

A fire damage can leave a lingering odor behind...

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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.

Did you know that a fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.?

As a leader in fire cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning a damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." Like it never was dirty, like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered - whatever the case may be. 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 the experts help you today!

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help 24/7 and are always just a phone call away. Call us today! 631-423-1734.

Wet or dry smoke damage???

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Different Types of Smoke

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. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

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

Do you suspect mold in your home or office?

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Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today to schedule a mold assessment.

631-423-1734

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Fungi produces some very useful results.  Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of bleu cheese is a result of mold.  An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold.  

Mold exists in every household, no matter how spotless you keep it.

It’s a natural part of the air in any home. Mold becomes a problem if it can grow and spread, which can lead to respiratory problems in those with suppressed immune systems and who suffer from allergies or have asthma. Severe indoor mold infestations can also affect otherwise healthy people.

We are here to help with your mold concerns!

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Do you suspect that you have a mold problem?

If you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold remediation.

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 

Water Damage? We are here to help you now!

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We Answer the Phone Ready to Help You 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week!

Call Today - 631-423-1734

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. Call now for more information!

Water Damage in your home's basement?

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Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help with your basement clean-up needs. We are just a phone call away! 631-423-1734

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

Storm or flood damage damage? The experts are a phone call away!

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Have questions about storm damage to your home or business? Call Us Today!  631-423-1734

Residential 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

Commercial 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.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Let our team help make it "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO of North Huntington has the resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

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 are the experts! Let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today.

631-423-1734

We are here to help with your Fire/Smoke Damage.

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SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire or smoke damage. We will assist you every step of the way. We work with most major insurance companies and are committed to getting your home or business back up and running as quickly as possible. We are here to help 24/7 and are just a phone call away!

Call our office for more information! 

631-423-1734

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

24/7 help is only a phone call away!

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SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. We are only a phone call away and are ready to help in any situation that arises in your home or office.  

  • We Offer 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • We Are Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • We Have Highly Trained and Professional Restoration Technicians
  • We Are A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Each Franchise is Locally Owned and Operated
  • We Have Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • We Guarantee Fair Pricing on Every Job
  • We Have Consistent Performance on Every Job

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Storm Damage? Call the experts today!

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SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Residential 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

Commercial 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.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Flooding caused by a storm? We can help!

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SERVPRO OF North Huntington is IICRC Certified and has the resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

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 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. 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. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today.

631-423-1734

Mold Questions and Concerns? Read on...

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If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!631-423-1734

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Huntington for further information and questions about mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

We are the Water Damage Experts!

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SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help with all of your water damage clean-up needs. We are always just a phone call away!

631-423-1734

A water damage can occur in any area of your home or business, at any time. Basements fall victim to flooding most often during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of things that could cause a water damage or flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Water Damage or Basement Flooding?

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

Mold? Let the professionals help!

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If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of North Huntington can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to help!

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today! – 631-423-1734

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Faster to any disaster!

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SERVPRO of North Huntington is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster! We provide 24-hour emergency service 365 days a year. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Residential 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

Commercial 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.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

We answer the phone ready to help!

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help!
Call Today - 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Huntington Representative will ask several questions:

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

IICRC Certified

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SERVPRO of North Huntington prides itself in being 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. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. 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. 

If you would like more information or  have questions regarding our credentials, please contact our office. 631-423-1734

Water Damage - When Should You Call Us? NOW!

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SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help! Call us at the first sign of water damage to prevent secondary issues, 631-423-1734.

Within Minutes of a Water Damage

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

IICRC Requirements

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SERVPRO OF NORTH HUNTINGTON is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm. 

The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace. Every five years, the standards of the IICRC are reviewed and updated accordingly.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The Right Equipment

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THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON knows how important the use of proper equipment is when your home or business has a water damage. Placing the right type and amount of equipment in a timely manner can significantly reduce damage, which is our goal. In addition to our drying equipment, air movers and dehumidifiers, we also use moisture sensors and meters to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. This ensures that even materials that don't "appear" to have been affected are double checked. There is a science behind the drying process.

If you have questions about our process or equipment usage, don't hesitate to call our office. SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is always here to help and just a phone call away!  Call us now. 631-423-1734

Need Fire, Smoke or Soot Cleanup?

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Need Fire, Smoke or Soot Cleanup?

After a fire or smoke damage, a thorough cleaning will be needed for ceilings, walls, floors and personal belongings. SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is experienced and available 24/7 and are only a phone call away!

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect different types of surfaces found in your home or business. As a home or business owner, you have so much invested in your property. Trust the SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON professionals to protect your most valuable asset. A trained and certified member of our team along with the proper cleaning technique and products can minimize the restoration cost. Attempting to clean or deodorize on your own will likely result in a more costly process.

Mold issue? Don’t ignore it!

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold issue? Don’t ignore it! 

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 

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional who can inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. 

If you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold remediation.

Mold… the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold…

the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 The Good… 

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Fungi produces some very useful results.  Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of bleu cheese is a result of mold.  An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold.  

The Bad and the Ugly… 

Mold exists in every household, no matter how spotless you keep it. It’s a natural part of the air in any home. Mold becomes a problem if it can grow and spread, which can lead to respiratory problems in those with suppressed immune systems and who suffer from allergies or have asthma. Severe indoor mold infestations can also affect otherwise healthy people.

Things to be aware of… 

Appearance 

Do you see mold?

 Odor

Do you smell mold? Mold has a particular musty, earthy smell. If you smell something not quite right near an area that is prone to dampness and constant moisture, you may be smelling mold. Mold feeds on both wood and drywall, so if you smell a strong, musty odor but don’t see any discoloration, the problem may be inside of your wall. Check for leaks both inside and outside of the wall to help you track down the source of the smell. 

If you suspect you have a mold problem, call us – SERVPRO of North Huntington 631-423-1734.  A professional in mold remediation will examine your home or business and determine the next course of action needed.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call us now! 631-423-1734

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SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON today!

631-423-1734

We can restore your commercial property!

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Damages to commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water or fire cleanup scenario or a larger, more involved event, SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

24/7 Commercial Help is Here!

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for commercial  emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water or fire damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 631-423-1734

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific  training and experience to help you through this tough time.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • 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)?

About SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Smoke or Soot Damage? Call us for help.

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Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

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. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

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

We Understand The Trauma of Fire Disasters

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The fire in this home was devastating but SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON helped to make it "Like it never even happened."

Do you have Fire or Soot Damage?

Did you know that a fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.? As a leader in fire cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning a damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." Like it never was dirty, like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered - whatever the case may be. When SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON steps onto a job site, we have this goal mind.  It is about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped.

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help 24/7 and are always a phone call away. Call us today! 631-423-1734

Deodorization

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. Let the experts help you.

Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON.

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About SERVPRO of North Huntington

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire or smoke damage. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our Services

Whether your home or office needs emergency flood damage or upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Call SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON to learn more about our residential services:

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

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm and Flood Help Available 24/7!

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained professionals and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Our office staff will assist you every step of the way. We are only a phone call away and are always ready to help!

Faster Response Time

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Need Help With Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO OF NORTH HUNTINGTON!

631-423-1734

We are always here and ready to help!

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SERVPRO OF NORTH HUNTINGTON is IICRC Certified and has the resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

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 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. 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. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON Today.

631-423-1734

We are the Commercial restoration experts!

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SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. We are only a phone call away and are ready to help in any situation that arises in your home or office.  

  • We Offer 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • We Are Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • We Have Highly Trained and Professional Restoration Technicians
  • We Are A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Each Franchise is Locally Owned and Operated
  • We Have Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • We Guarantee Fair Pricing on Every Job
  • We Have Consistent Performance on Every Job

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington - The flooded basement specialists!

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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of North Huntington and allowing our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today – We’re Ready To Help!631-423-1734

Flooded basement? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today!

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SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help with your basement clean-up needs. We are just a phone call away! 631-423-1734

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington has professional tips for mold growth.

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Huntington for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today! 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington has the answers to your mold questions.

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of North Huntington can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to help!

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today! – 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington responds to emergency water damages 24 hours a day!

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 631-423-1734

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON Representative will ask several questions:

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

SERVPRO of North Huntington is faster to any water damage disaster!

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON provides emergency restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. We are always here and ready to help!

Call Us Now for help! - 631-423-1734

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. 

We are Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and restoration costs. Our office staff and on-site production crews are ready to walk you through the process of getting your home back to normal. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm.

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington prides itself in being 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. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. 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. 

If you would like more information or  have questions regarding our credentials, please contact our office. 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour service!

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SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Residential 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

Commercial 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.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

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