The Essentials After Fire Damage
We work with your insurance and local fire departments to make sure that your business is in safe hands after a fire occurs.
When fire damage occurs, you need to get immediate fire damage restoration help to prevent further damage to your property. Any delay in getting professional assistance could result in extensive damage to your Long Island property.
After a commercial fire damage, the probability of further damage due to standing water or excessive moisture is higher. It is imperative that you protect your investment by acting fast to get professional help. That's where SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt comes in!
Smoke is a byproduct of fire and because it is acidic, it is capable of causing corrosion and staining of surfaces such as counters and walls. In some cases there is extensive smoke damage, soot damage and smoke, which need to be addressed appropriately.
Flooding and methods used to extinguish fire in home or fire in business lead to excessive water in the affected area. Fire cleanup professionals provide fast services for smoke damage, soot damage and smoke smell.
What You Should Do
- Call the professionals – you will need the services of professionals, so before you do anything else, call the experts.
- Open all the windows to get air moving to remove the smoke smell.
- Move kids and pets to a smoke-free area. Move them to a relative's or friend's home until the fire cleanup or restoration is complete.
- Inventory your belongings. Make a list of the contents of your home or business that need replacing. Taking pictures of the affected items or damage, is a good idea. You will need these for insurance claims purposes, and for your own records.
The Initial Assessment
Fire cleanup professionals enter the property to conduct the necessary assessment and determine how to approach the situation. During the assessment, they will be able to come up with an approximate estimate for the fire cleanup.
Filing The Insurance Claim
Fire damage restoration teams can also file your insurance claims for you to accelerate the process. They will be able to provide details about the fire in home or commercial fire damage to your insurance company. This gives you immediate access to money to pay for fire damage restoration services.
They will answer your questions, address your concerns, and explain the entire process to you. They get everything taken care of so you can get back to your normal life.
The most important step for remediation is removing all water in home or water in business. All standing water increases the risk of weakening the framing and support. Fire damage restoration professionals use state-of-the-art vacuums and high power dryers to remove all water and moisture from the area.
Eliminating Damaged Materials
Fire cleanup experts remove all damaged materials and smoke smell using appropriate protocol. They wear protective clothing and remove the materials prior to beginning the fire cleanup efforts.
Commercial fire damage experts will perform a thorough cleaning of all areas of your property affected by the fire, smoke damage, soot damage and smoke smell. Fire damage technicians will examine your property after the fire in home or fire in business cleanup to ensure that their efforts are successful.
Reputable Fire Damage Team
Dealing with a fire in business or fire in home is something most property owners have never had to experience. Restoration teams deal with this type of crisis often and they know exactly how to handle it.
It is crucial that a highly experienced and dedicated restoration team of professionals can get in quickly to provide the fire cleaning service.
If you need commercial fire restoration, you should contact SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt for a reliable commercial fire damage company, and trust your team with a team of professionals. Experienced technicians have great expertise in mitigating fire in home, fire in business as well as smoke damage and soot damage.
After your commercial fire restoration service has been handled by certified SERVPRO technicians, you will be certainly amazed at the quality and condition of your property. If you need fire restoration, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt at 516-774-2200.
Tips for Preventing Mold Growth
Dealing with Mold Growth in your Commercial Workspace? Call our office for a FREE Consultation at (516) 774-2200
Our Tips for Upgrading Your Commercial Cleaning Practices for Mold Control
Finding a mold problem in your commercial building in Long Island, New York can be frustrating. It may seem that there is nothing you can do to foresee and prevent such issues, but that's not usually the case. Keeping your building dry and clean with regular tasks such as air duct and carpet cleaning can help you stop mold in its tracks. Here are three tips for upgrading your cleaning practices for mold control. Need Mold Remediation? Do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt at (516) 774-2200.
1. Remove Dust From Air Ducts
Mold spores love to latch onto dust, so it logically follows that the less dust you have in your building, the less likely you are to have places where mold will want to settle and grow. Your HVAC system is full of hard-to-reach places for dust to gather. It's a good idea to have it cleaned professionally once a quarter to prevent a buildup of dust for fungus to feed on.
2. Protect Your Floors
Spores travel inside on clothing, bags and shoes, and they often settle on your floor. If your carpet is wet in any area, it is highly susceptible to mold development. Regular carpet cleaning as well as the placement of industrial mats at every door to catch some of the spores as people enter can prevent this problem.
3. Improve Air Quality
Your janitorial staff probably vacuums your building daily. To further improve air quality and thus lower the number of particulates in the air, mold remediation specialists recommend vacuums with HEPA filters. These filters clean the air by trapping fungus spores and other particles. The fewer spores you have in the air, the less likely they are to settle and create mold problems.
You don't have to resign yourself to the assumption that a mold problem is something you will inevitably have to deal with. With thorough carpet cleaning, vacuum upgrades and professional duct cleaning, you can reasonably expect to prevent a mold growth in your building.
Everything You Need to Know About Ice Dams
Call 516-774-2200 if you're experiencing water damage due to a winter storm!
What Is an Ice Dam?
Ice that accumulates on the edge of a roof and keeps the water from melting snow from running off the roof is called an ice dam. These dams can lead to property damage if not addressed promptly.
Problems Caused by Dams
Because the water from melting snow can not drain from the surface of the roof, water may leak into the home. These leaks can cause several problems:
- Damage to ceilings, walls, insulation, and other surfaces
- Mold and mildew growth
- Roof damage
Causes of Dams
The primary cause of ice dams is variable temperatures across the surface of the roof. This variation is caused by heat loss from the home, snow cover on the roof and differing temperatures between higher and lower sections of the roof. If part of the roof surface is above freezing, the snow on the roof will melt. When the water from the melted snow contacts the part of the roof that is below freezing, the water freezes, forming the dam. As additional snow on the roof melts and the water comes in contact with the existing ice, the ice grows larger; however, the dam will only spread to the parts of the roof that are below freezing. This causes the remaining water to pool on the portion of the roof that is above the freezing point.
The first step to repairing damage from a dam that forms after a winter storm is to dry out ceilings, walls, and other interior surfaces affected by leaks. A water restoration company in Long Island can assist you with this process. Your homeowners' policy may include ice dam coverage that will compensate you for the cost of repairs.
Energy loss from your home can combine with snow cover on your roof to form an ice dam that can lead to leaks in your roof. Managing the heat loss from your home is the best way to avoid this issue.
Preparing Your Business For A Storm
When water infiltrates a business, it poses several dilemmas for commercial property owners. The flooding puts the place temporarily out-of-commission, and the proprietors must begin work looking over the structure and possessions.
Is there a way to avoid or mitigate damage?
Proactive owners should be aware of several steps that prove useful in securing the premises and reducing trouble. The following are four points to consider.
1. Review and Update Insurance Policies
Is black water covered by insurance? Come plans don't cover flood damage, so it's best to read through the information now rather than be disappointed later on. Discuss this with an agent. Sometimes, commercial owners can add this option to the policy. It may cost a bit more, but it may be useful after a storm.
2. Save Important Data
Many significant documents are saved on computer systems. Flooding can destroy the database, erasing records that owners may need. Regularly back up files on a cloud or external drive so that they are readily available at any time.
3. Inspect the Property
Before a major weather season hits, have various aspects of the location assessed. For example, evaluate windows and doors, checking for holes or cracks. Patch these up to avoid weaknesses that could permit flood damage. In addition, have a roofer look over the shingles and flashing. Patch any areas of concern. Even small leaks can be concerning. Inspect basements, plumbing and air handlers. Ensure that everything is in proper condition.
4. Prepare the Structure
When severe snow or rain is coming, watch the news, remaining aware of potential issues. If surges are expected, prepare sandbags for the outside. Pick up objects that aren't tied down. Wind can turn them into a threat. Move assets to higher ground, and have batteries and a generator ready in case power goes out.
Flooding isn't preventable, but it can be limited. Those in charge should work ahead of the storm to safeguard the building and what is inside.
Don't Get Caught By Surprise! Be Prepared for Storms!
Keep our # on File. Call 516-774-2200 and Be Prepared for Any Storm Damage!
Storm and flood damage can leave property owner’s overwhelmed and devastated. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt is an emergency service that is available 24 hours a day. Our crew is well prepared to deal with any size damage might have occurred on your property due to a storm.
Recently, SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt was called to a home to resolve damage that was due to a storm. When our crew arrived at the home, they performed emergency services which included, setting up 4 dehumidifiers, and 8 air movers. Our crew then cut 1 access hole and ducted it to lay flat in the hallway, where most of the damage occurred. The following day, we performed the remaining remediation in the home.
Our crew noticed a lot of water had accumulated in the ceilings of the closets, so they put 3 access holes with lay flats ducted to air movers and a dehumidifier. Then, they removed the base trim in the hallways and put another lay flat ducted to a dehumidifier, which they planned to check the following day to see the moisture level. By day 3 when we returned, the moisture levels in the bathroom had gone down significantly, but the ceilings still needed additional drying. When our crew went back a few days later to do a moisture reading, the flooring in the second hallway was still wet but the main hallway had dried.
When the damage after the storm was resolved, and we removed all our equipment, the homeowners were very satisfied with our work and appreciative that we were able to help so quickly. For all your restoration needs call us 24/7 at 516-774-2200
Is Your Office Ready For The Storm? We Are Here to Help!
SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt specializes in both storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are professionally trained regularly, and we use specialized equipment to restore your business to its condition before the storm.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker and with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Homeowners and Business Owners are advised to have a phone number on hand in case of storm damage. Be prepared for anything and call us at 516-774-2200 for immediate service!
- Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Long Island, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 516-774-2200
Freeport Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thank you to everyone who came to support SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt. It is a pleasure to serve this community!
Our owner, Tiffany, was proud to represent our office as we officially became members of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce.
As members, our team is determined to better serve the community and connect with local businesses who can benefit from having a firm relationship. From volunteering at community functions to representing Freeport at our meetings and getting more involved in town affairs, we're passionate about making Freeport, NY a safer and more-connected community.
Our owner was joined by other involved Freeport, NY Small Business Owners and the Chamber Council Members. The ceremony was conducted outside in front of our SERVPRO truck, our reliable "office" was front and center for the ceremony.
During the ceremony, Tiffany made sure to thank her family and friends for supporting her, as well as all local businesses and associations. Our office was opened during the Pandemic, earlier in 2020, which has presented certain challenges. Despite this, our office has maintained a strong footing in the community and led to ample support from businesses and residences all over Long Island.
On behalf of our entire office, thank you! We are so proud to represent Freeport, NY.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
Worried about your business? Your home? Trust SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt to disinfect your property and keep it safe!
Let us help you get back to business
Since the Pandemic happened earlier last year, our communities have been hit hard. Especially in New York and Long Island. As a result, the expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt today at (516) 774-2200 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
Preventing House Fires In Your Long Island Home
Stay Safe By Being Proactive! Steps You Can Take to Preventing Home Fires
Many Long Island house fires are preventable if you follow proper safety protocols. Our team has compiled a list of tips to take to better protect your home and your family.
What Should I Do to Prevent a Fire?
Fires can strike at any time, in any home. With a fire comes destruction and often loss of much of your home. But many fires can be prevented. According to Total Fire & Protection, the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) gets calls for approximately 2,200 structural fires each month. They also state,
“This number is staggering, especially considering that many landowners ignore measures that could reduce the risk of fires in their homes.”
Fire prevention is not difficult. It requires very little of your time or money, but it can go a long way in saving you in both of those areas. Here are safety precautions SERVPRO recommends:
• Smoke Alarms – Every home should have several smoke alarms. A monthly test should be performed to ensure the alarm is operating correctly. Replace batteries yearly and replace the smoke alarms every ten years.
• Open Flames – Never leave open flames unattended. Candles, fireplaces, and gas kitchen stoves are all examples of things you should never walk away from.
• Dryers – Maintain your dryer by cleaning it regularly. Clean the lint trap after each load. Dryer fires from built-up lint is a common source of house fires.
• Household Chemicals – Keep combustible products away from sunlight and heat sources. Store them away from the main living area, if possible.
• Wiring – Do a regular check of household wires and cables. If they become frayed, worn out, or otherwise damaged, they can become a fire hazard. Replace damaged wires immediately.
If you do experience a fire, don’t attempt to clean up the damage yourself. SERVPRO’s professional technicians understand fire damage cleanup and the mitigation required to return your home to preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt at (516) 774-2200. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
Winter Weather Safety Tips
Worried about the cold weather? Here are some safety tips to protect you and your loved ones.
The weather on Long Island has taken a turn for the worst, with the coldest temperatures we have seen all winter. In order to protect yourself, there are safety tips that we recommend. Why? Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.
We at SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt want to share our best tips to prepare Long Island residents for the days ahead.
What are the risks of a Winter Storm?
- Last a few hours or several days.
- Cut off heat, power and communication services.
- Put older adults, children and sick individuals at greater risk.
Winter Weather Tips
- Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
- Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
- Be sure to have several clean masks to use in case your mask becomes wet or damp from snow. Cloth masks should not be worn when they become damp or wet. Be sure to wash your mask regularly.
- Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
- Reduce the risk of a heart attack by avoiding overexertion when shoveling snow and walking in the snow.
- Masks may make it difficult to breathe, especially for those who engage in high intensity activities, like shoveling. If you are unable to wear a mask, maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and those who are not part of your household.
- Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.
We recommend everyone who is able to stay inside, do so. Be sure to stock up on needed supplies like food, medication, batteries, and other essentials. If you experience any type of emergency that needs immediate attention, SERVPRO of Roosevelt, Freeport is here to help.
Our office will be open despite any bad weather. Give us a call for immediate assistance.