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SERVPRO can help restore floors and surfaces after water leaks into an Oyster bay Home

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

An office building hallway is flooded, carpets show pooled water. SERVPRO is available when water damage to your property requires immediate attention. Call us 24/7, we are here to help.

If a pipe bursts, water can quickly seep through your floors into your walls. Your home's structure is likely to weaken as you try to turn off the water supply and absorb as much as possible. You can make this a distant memory by calling a water restoration specialist as soon as possible.

We can help you with water mitigation in Oyster bay homes. Our team uses the most up-to-date measuring tools, such as hygrometers and infrared moisture meters to determine where water settles. This information allows us to focus our extraction efforts on removing excess humidity from your home.

How can water restoration technicians remove water from vinyl flooring

Water pools on flooring are often the worst for flooring. Hardwood planks can buckle or cup and vinyl might delaminate from humidity on the binding material. We use specific techniques like the ones below to avoid flooring replacement.

  • Use Inject-dry to circulate warm water in your subfloor
  • Drying mats to draw water from wood planks
  • To evaporate water from the air, dehumidifiers are used

SERVPRO can assist you, no matter how difficult the job may seem. Give us a call at (516 464 3300 to make your floors look "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO provides restoration services to businesses in Oyster bay and the surrounding areas

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees plan in a meeting room. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is Available to Help Commercial Property Owner When Disaster Strikes or Construction is Needed, Call Us Today.

There are many things to be aware of when there is a leak in a commercial establishment in Oyster bay. There are many factors to consider when dealing with regulatory issues. A team of experienced experts can help you to navigate these parameters and prepare your business for success.

SERVPRO is the leading water restoration company in Oyster bay. Our expertise shines through in every action we take. Our Green Fleet can help you to connect with us and you can trust our knowledge and ability in extracting water and identifying ancillary problems that may result from a leak. We document the process and can help you file insurance claims or coordinate repairs.

Can secondary damage be avoided after a leak?

If you have a business leak, it is important to act quickly. SERVPRO knows that water extraction quickly creates an environment in which mold, and other problems, cannot thrive. This is why we have our truck-mounted pumps ready and special drying services available. We may also use other technology to dry your business.

  • Use Injectidry technology for drying wall cavities
  • To remove moisture from flooring materials, dry mats
  • Carpet vacuums that can be used on porous surfaces or carpets

SERVPRO Oyster Bay is your first call when you have water problems. Call us at (516 464 3300 to let us leave your business looking "Like it never happened."

Professional Teams Restore Homes at Oyster Bay, Regardless of the Size of Fire

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

A home is damaged by fire visible from the roof. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available to help when fire damages your property, call us 24/7.

Anytime, a fire can start in your Oyster bay house without warning. It takes only a small flame to ignite a grease fire or to burn a candle too close to a flammable substance. You are responsible for restoring your home, regardless of what caused it.

Home fire damage in Oyster bay should not be overwhelming when our SERVPRO professionals are just a call away. Our team is available 24 hours a day to help you. We will enter your home to assess the extent of damage and inspect all corners. Once we have a clear understanding of your specific needs, our team jumps into action.

What does a fire restoration crew do?

Although fire restoration can seem daunting, once you see how an expert team such as SERVPRO can help, you will find comfort. We can help you with your claims as well as communicating with your insurance adjuster to relieve stress. Our staff is skilled in all aspects related to fire restoration.

  • Water extraction
  • Drywall replacement
  • Deodorization
  • Non-salvageable materials disposed

Call SERVPRO in Oyster Bay at (516) 464 3300 to put your faith in our expertise and knowledge. We can make your home look like it never happened with the right tools and the right approach.

Reduce the damage to Glen Cove Homes by allowing a professional team to apply industry best practices to restore it

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in a parking lot. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is Prepared to Help When the Next Big Storm Hits Available 24/7.

Your property could be one of the many homes that are affected by a severe storm Glen Cove. It is possible to find yourself in water up to your ankles while trying to protect furniture or personal belongings. Call a professional water restoration company to assist you in taking the right steps to avoid further damage.

Our SERVPRO crew is able to handle storm damage in Glen Cove. Experts train us to identify risks and how to mitigate your loss. We recognize that some items may have sentimental value above their replacement costs, and we will work with you to make them as safe as possible.

Are we required to throw away our furniture and other household items following storm damage?

Floodwaters have soaked some of the items that SERVPRO has to take out of your home. Stormwater pollutants can cause severe damage to your home. We could help you remove items like upholstered couches. These steps can be used to clean and disinfect many surfaces.

  • Take items out to be cleaned at an off-site location
  • Water extraction using pumps with varying capacities
  • Specialty drying techniques are used for electronic documents and papers

Storm damage does not mean that everything is lost. SERVPRO in Oyster Bay is your trusted companion during the restoration process. Call us immediately at (516) 446-3300. Our crew will do everything possible to make your home look like it never happened.

SERVPRO can help you remove water from your Glen Cove home after a leak

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees load equipment into a SERVPRO van. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is Available 24/7 When Water Damages Your Commercial or Residential Property.

It may take time for a leak to appear in your Glen Cove house. It may be obvious when your utility bills are higher or your hardwood floors seem uneven. However, it is best to call an expert to determine the source of the leak and fix it.

Our SERVPRO technicians can provide water removal services in Glen Cove. After the leak has been fixed, we use tools like infrared moisture detectors or other probes to find water hiding spots. We pay attention to all items that need special drying solutions or are needed to dispose of them as we go through your home.

Are hardwood floors able to withstand water damage?

Humidity can have a specific effect on natural elements. SERVPRO knows how to fix buckling and cupping, and restore optimal humidity levels for hardwood flooring. We use technology like-

  • Drying mats
  • Injectidry technology
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers

Our team at SERVPRO in Oyster Bay can help you restore your home after a water leak. We take time and pay attention to detail. Give us a call at (516 464 3300 to make your floors look like it never happened.

Winter Freeze is On • Here is what to do if a pipe breaks in your Oyster Bay New York home.

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees load equipment into a SERVPRO van. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay • Disaster Restoration & Construction Services • Call Us 24/7

The winter freeze is here in the Long Island/Oyster Bay area of New York. Conditions have been below freezing for the past few days. Water supply pipes are more likely to freeze or break than usual.

There are some things you can do to help yourself and your family avoid this kind of catastrophe. First stop the water flow by finding the shutoff. 

The next step is to remove any water-logged items from the room, such as curtains, area rug, toys, and clothing. The better it is to get rid of damp items. Mold growth can be accelerated by excess humidity so it is important to get it out of the home.

SERVPRO is your next best call. Our water damage restoration team can provide the right drying equipment and services to remove wet materials like carpets and sheetrock quickly from your home. We will then provide dehumidification services in order to stop mold growth.

We can also provide complete construction services for replacing carpets, flooring and sheetrock as well as cabinets and other items.

We are available 24/7 to assist you with your restoration needs.

After A Fire We Are Prepared To Restore Your Property Completely

1/29/2022 (Permalink)

Fire clean up in a garage, unaffected areas are contained. If your home or commercial property is damaged by fire, soot or smoke, call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay immediately, our team is available 24/7.

A fire can be devastating to a property owner. If it is a residential property there are many emotions that make it difficult to even image things can be fixed. If it is a commercial property the stress brought upon the business owner can overwhelming.

These are the moments that we look to help you through. Our SERVPRO team is trained to quickly asses the damage to your property and to move swiftly to protect and preserve the areas of the home or business that have not been damaged and to remove other undamaged/salvageable items for cleaning and storage. 

We will then provide the skilled labor and equipment needed to begin the restoration process. If needed our teams will work in multiple shifts to ensure progress does not stop until all damage is cleaned and the restoration/reconstruction process can begin.

Our construction team is second to none, and will provide you a complete restoration of your property while working hand and hand with your insurance provider.

If your home or commercial property is damaged by fire, soot or smoke, call us immediately, our team is available 24/7.

SERVPRO Disaster Response Is Second To None, Call Us 24/7

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees moving equipment into position. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available 24/7 call us now.

Many reasons can make disaster restoration a difficult process. The first is that the situation may be personal to the property owner or family, causing stress in their lives from many different angles. We are here to help ease the burden. We can provide the equipment and people you need within hours of your call to our office.

We then work closely with your insurance company, giving them daily updates to keep them informed about the restoration and any unexpected damage. This is important because SERVPRO is preferred vendor by many insurance companies in the USA. We are a leader in the field of damage restoration. We know exactly what information must be provided to your insurance company to ensure that the process will be covered to its full extent.

We can also complete the job by offering full construction services that seamlessly move your project to the final phase.

Commercial Restoration Services in Oyster Bay/Long Island

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Water is on the floor of a building a sofa is out of focus in the background. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available 24/7 when disaster strikes your commercial property, call us now.

Floodwater damage can cause severe damage to your business. It can result in water stains, odors and structural damage. Floodwater damage can not only ruin inventory and furniture but can also lead to mold growth. Mold can grow up to 24 hours after water has soaked into your property. Contact a disaster restoration company immediately if you suspect that your property has been damaged by flooding.

Water damage restoration teams will arrive on your property immediately, to minimize water damage. IICRC-certified technicians are trained and certified to deal with all kinds of water damage cleanup and restoration projects. This is for the safety of both customers and employees. You'll also know you are getting the best value for money because they're IICRC-certified. A professional can assess the extent and recommend replacement of appliances.

No matter what type of water damage it is, you must take immediate action. It is important to immediately clean up any soot or smoke from a commercial fire. Soot and smoke damage from a commercial fire can lead to mold growth, which can ultimately ruin your building's structure. You can also damage your reputation and delay the reopening your business. You will need to hire a professional to clean up commercial damage.

Water damage cleanup is a great way to restore your property back to pre-flood conditions. Water damage cleanup companies that are highly skilled will help you navigate the process and refer contractors to do the work. If you have experienced flooding, you may need to replace your HVAC equipment or electrical wiring. This can be stressful for your company. You can get back to normal quickly with professional water damage cleanup

You need to assess the situation after a disaster. Water damage to your business is not always an issue. You should contact a professional immediately to have it repaired and cleaned up. A fire can cause more damage than just the building. You must address the problem immediately. It can cause irreparable damage to your business and make it difficult for customers to visit. After the fire has been extinguished, you will need to hire a cleanup firm to help you recover from the flooding.

Winter Storm Season In Oyster Bay Is Here, We Can Help

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Snow along the a path to the beach. SERVPRO is available throughout Oyster Bay and Long Island to help you if winter weather damages your properties. Contact us today.

This week we are set to experience some colder weather and may see some snow accumulation to kick off the first week of the new year. As we head into the colder months of January and February it is important to remember that your local SERVPRO is available if your property suffers damage due to cold weather. 

Typically in our area, when we see long spells of cold weather, water supply pipes that are not well insulated can freeze and burst. If left unnoticed for a long period of time the damage to the home or commercial property can be catastrophic even requiring homeowners to move out temporarily while extensive repairs are underway. 

Another type of damage from winter weather can come from ice dams that typical start at night when water from snow melting on a roof top freezes and expands slightly opening a rooftop at the eves and allowing water damage to occur within the walls of the structure. If you see large icicles hanging from one particular area of your home or commercial property this may indicate an ice dam.

Our team is available 24/7 to help if your home or commercial property is damaged to winter weather. Call us now!

Working Closely With Insurance Companies To Help You

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Sales Representative working at a desk. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay knows how to work with insurance agencies after property damage, call us today.

Our team of sales estimators work closely with insurance companies to ensure you wont have to pay when unexpected damage requires repairs to your home or commercial property. Through our decades of experience and training within the SERVPRO franchise system we have learned how to properly estimate and diagnose property damage and how to properly convey that information to your insurance agent so that most if not all repairs will be covered.

This is extremely important in the moments right after a damage has occurred. By working with your local SERVPRO our team can immediately begin the restoration process while simultaneously accounting and reporting damage data back to your insurance agent. This allows us to prevent further damage to the property and to salvage many items that our technology and equipment allows us to fully restore. 

Furthermore we can seamlessly transition you from restoration to reconstruction has our team is fully trained and prepared to begin construction services to complete the restoration process. 

Call us now to talk about your next restoration/construction project!

Commercial Property Restoration In Oyster Bay

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

Oyster Bay township sign and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial in the background. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available for Restoration Construction Projects in the Long Island/Oyster Bay Area.

Construction and restoration in the Long Island Sound area is never a simple task. This is not to say that it not without merit, as regulating building and construction in these areas is not only good for the environment but also for the future of a structures durability and sustainability. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available to help in construction and restoration projects in Long Island and the Oyster Bay area.

Our team of contractors, craftsmen and restoration experts are available to help in the restoration efforts in the Oyster Bay including commercial construction projects and multi-family home construction and restoration. 

After a summer and fall that saw unprecedented rainfall events that cause damage to homes and commercial properties throughout the Oyster Bay area we are available to help in the restoration process that will revitalize commercial properties and homes in need of repair.

If you are looking to begin a restoration construction project in the upcoming months contact our team today!

Be Prepared For Storms This Winter, SERVPRO Can Help

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Car Driving On A Snowy Road SERVPRO is here to help when winter weather damages your home or business property. Available 24/7

It's that time of the year again. This season is jam-packed with special occasions, events, gatherings, holidays, and other activities. This season is full of warmth and joy. However, it is important to ensure that your warm fuzzy feelings are safe and secure.

It is almost impossible to live in a region that experiences heavy winter weather, so it is crucial to be prepared. Let's take a look at some things to remember as winter draws near, while fall is slowly disappearing.

Protect your Family

Intentional, clear and consistent communication is key to keeping your family safe. Make sure your family has an emergency plan to ensure everyone is prepared in case of an emergency. Practice the plan frequently and practice it regularly.

Make sure your vehicle is winter-proofed. Have your vehicle winter-proofed. Rotate or replace your tires if they are showing signs of wear. Get new windshield wipers!

Protect your home

Frrozen pipes could cause severe damage in already-dangerous deep freezing conditions. We are not going to lie when we tell you that this is something you do not want. To relieve pressure, let the water flow from your showerhead and faucets.

Check the heating system in your home, whether it is gas, electrical or other. You can make sure that your heating system is ready to withstand the winter storms. Getting it serviced early will help prevent an outage later.

You should ensure that your wood-burning furnace or fireplace is well ventilated and clean. Also, you must use safety precautions when lighting fires.

You can seal your windows and add insulation to your attic now to prevent cold air from blowing around.

Take care of your pets

Winter may be a time when your pets have to come in, even if they are used to being outside. You can provide a warm place for your pets to rest until the weather warms up.

If you have livestock, or animals that spend winter outdoors, ensure that they are provided with shelter and water that will not freeze.

Be on the lookout for flooding and melts

As they melt, snow and ice can cause deadly floods. These can pose serious dangers and should be closely monitored, from rooftops to local water bodies.

Allow local news and alerts to inform you about flood dangers in your area. Always leave these notifications on.

In the event of winter storms causing flooding or damage to your property, call SERVPRO immediately for quick, effective solutions.

The Hurricane Season May Be Ending But Water Damage is Still Possible

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair Oyster Bay SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is Here to Help The Long Island Sound Community

Winter is coming and colder weather is on the horizon. You should inspect your commercial or residential property to see if there are any areas that need heating or insulation that can prevent freezing weather from damaging your property. This type of damage may cause thousands of dollars of damage depending on the size of your home or commercial property. It could also require several weeks (if not more!) of construction.

Check all areas of your property where water pipes run. Check pipes near exterior walls, basements, attics, and other unheated areas. Garages or pipes in colder parts of your property. To determine if the temperature inside the space is higher than outside, place an exterior thermometer.

These areas may need to be insulate or heated. These small steps can help prevent major disasters. Call our office 24 hours a day if you have questions!

Large Facility Owners Trust SERVPRO

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Large Property Restoration Services Near Me SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is the area's #1 Large Property Disaster Restoration Company, Call Us 24/7!

If you own or manage large commercial properties such as hotels, multifamily residential homes, retail stores, or venues, you should know who to call in case of an emergency to restore your property to its original condition. SERVPRO is trusted by large facility owners and managers. SERVPRO is the nation's leading provider of water damage restoration, fire and mold remediation services. Our services are unmatched.

Our team works with property owners and managers throughout New York & New England, giving them the assurance that our team will immediately start mitigation services in case of an emergency. Large property owners can rely on us to provide services such as packing and storage of manufacturing and retail goods, equipment, furniture, among others. Then, we provide the necessary manpower and equipment to help you restore your property following water damage, fire damage, or any other disaster-related cleaning.

Call our office to learn more about our large-scale property restoration services. A Project Manager will reach out to you to further discuss your property protection plan.

What is the best extraction tool for flooding in my house?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

a caution signage in front of a shattered roof Recovering a flooded home can feel like an insurmountable task when property owners first see the damage to their residence.

SERVPRO professionals have the right tools for every flood situation.

Flooding could cause standing water damage to your house. Without swift action, these conditions can become more serious, including structural deterioration, saturation, and flooding. SERVPRO is able to quickly restore your property. Our experts must assess the situation and determine which equipment and products are most effective to accomplish this goal.

Just like any other aspect of flood prevention for houses and businesses, it is not possible to achieve complete restoration and recovery. When it comes to elements such as extraction, you may need many different tools from one location to another. The factors that determine which equipment will be used are the severity of your situation, the depth of the standing waters, and the materials that have been affected by floodwater. Our technicians will have several tools at their disposal when mitigation begins.

  • Submersible Pumps
  • Trash Pumps
  • Truck-Mount Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Specialty extractors

Recovering a flooded home can feel like an insurmountable task when property owners first see the damage to their residence. Our team can help with efficient water removal, drying, and cleaning, to make all flood losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today!

How Should I Dry My Basement After A Flood?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

a caution road signage halfway consumed by storm flood Flooding on the lowest floor of your house can cause severe damage not just to your home but to your family too!

SERVPRO® has many options for extracting basement water and starting drying.



Flooding on the lowest floor of your house can cause severe damage. Our SERVPRO® team can assist with everything, from removing standing water to drying concrete flooring or units of masonry.




Water extraction is an important step in addressing flood damage. Standing water can cause flooding by increasing microbial growth and deterioration of exposed materials. These situations should be handled by truck-mounted trash pumps or trash pumps.




How Should I Dry My Basement After A Flood?

After extraction, it is important to dry the basement. There are many ways to dry concrete and blockwork water. These tools include:



  • Air Movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Floor mat drying systems
  • Positive pressure systems



Flooding basements can be dangerous. SERVPRO® of Oyster Bay is here and ready to help. We provide both mitigation and reconstruction.



You may call us at (516) 464-3300 and our team will respond to your flood damage concerns 24/7.

SERVPRO Will Assist with Your Residential Fire Damage

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

a dreamy lantern lit in the dark Candles can bring beauty and scent to your home. Homes can also be damaged by fire if candles are not kept in a safe place.

Candles can bring beauty and scent to your home. Homes can also be damaged by fire if candles are not kept in a safe place.

After leaving a candle in the room and blowing a piece of paper into it, a homeowner required assistance to put out the fire. Although firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, smoke damage was extensive.


Take Charred Items Out

The candle's contents were too damaged to be cleaned in the room, so they had to be removed. Without homeowner consent or an adjuster, the techs won't dispose of any items found in the room. This allows property owners to know the status of restoration work and ensures SERVPRO® is covered by their insurance.


Test Before You Clean

It is important to test any smoke residues in a room before you attempt to clean them. The amount of smoke residue will depend on the temperature of the fire and the items burned. So, both dry smoke and moist smoke may be present in the same room.

Techs use dry cleaning sponges to remove dried smoke from walls and other painted surfaces. To remove wet smoke from walls and other painted surfaces, solvents are required.


Bedroom Odor Control

It is essential to get rid of charred materials. This will reduce the stench of fire. When a fire is started, hot air expands and pushes the odorous smoke out of porous materials. Thermal fogging is one way to get rid of the odors.


Duct Inspection

The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the family used the HVAC. High potential for soot to get through the conduit work was there. SERVPRO® technicians cleaned the ducts to eliminate any lingering odors.

SERVPRO® returns properties that have been damaged by fire back to their original condition.

Can I Ever Get Rid Of Soot In My Home Since The Fire?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

burnt pages from a book after a fire damage burnt pages from a book after a fire damage

SERVPRO® Repairs the Fire Damage and Soot in Your Home to Restore It to Pre-Loss Condition

Unexpected fires can cause your house to be engulfed in smoke and soot.

SERVPRO® can help restore your interior to its normal state and remove any reminders that a fire occurred. We can dispatch a team to your home to provide emergency fire restoration services by simply calling.

What can you do to ensure that all odors and soot are gone?

We deal with soot and smoke when dealing with fire damage. Acidic soot residue can cause metals and other materials to corrode.

There are many ways to deal with soot residue, including:

  • Use dry or wet cleaning techniques to remove soot and smoke particles from different surfaces.

  • Thermal fogging technology heats the deodorant agents to release a chemical cloud that penetrates materials to remove tough odors.

  • Our skilled technicians can seal the walls with a special primer and then apply the final paint color to areas where smoke residue may be present.

Is my home's air safe?

To improve the air quality of your home, we use a variety of filtration tools to remove particles from the air. This will ensure that your home is free of smoke smells and safe from any lingering smoke after the fire.

  • Air scrubbers are powerful tools that reduce particulates in the environment and cut down on microorganism colonization.
  • Hydroxyl Generators can be used to deodorize your home and purify the air using HEPA filters.


SERVPRO® offers a prompt and professional fire damage restoration service. We can respond quickly to your call and provide emergency restoration services 24/7.

Water Damage Restoration Service Near Me

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO vehicles ready to respond We are available 24 hours a day and can arrive promptly to assess the damage and make your home or place of business as safe as possible.

It is likely that you are in a critical situation when you rush to do a Google search for "water damage repair near me" and you need a team of trained water damage repair technicians to arrive quickly and handle the situation.

SERVPRO® of Oyster Bay should be your first and only call to set up a specialist to assess and begin planning for a successful recovery.

We are available 24 hours a day and can arrive promptly to assess the damage and make your home or place of business as safe as possible.

We provide services for all phases of construction. If there is any further damage to your home, you can simply search for "water damage near me" online and get a professional restoration experience.

Call SERVPRO® of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300 day or night and even on holidays!

Can Wood Floors Be Saved from Flood Damage in Glen Cove?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood floor Has storm damage caused water damage to your hardwood flooring? Call SERVPRO!

Does SERVPRO Provide Water Clean Up After a Storm in Glen Cove?

Storms in Glen Cove are prevalent at all times of the year, causing a great deal of damage to homes, businesses, and properties. The flooding can occur suddenly as creeks and storm sewers overflow, spreading water, dirt, debris, chemicals, and biological material into structures. The stormy weather damage can be devastating initially, and unless remediation begins quickly, the ongoing damage becomes more severe.

SERVPRO is ready to respond to flood damage from storms in Glen Cove. We are equipped with the necessary equipment and experienced staff to respond in less than four hours from your call. We also can call on our nearby partner franchises to respond to significant water damage events.

We can save semi-porous hardwood flooring after a flooding event. After clearing the water, debris, dirt, and other materials washed into your home, we clean and disinfect the floors. Hardwood floor drying mats are utilized to extract water and moisture from the floors before they absorb moisture which can cause swelling of the wood leading to warping and buckling.

After a storm causes flood damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO for assistance. We provide the following services:

  • Emergency services water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Flood restoration
  • Water removal services

Call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for flood damage restoration in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 464-3300.

Can SERVPRO Remove the Mold Damage in My Oyster Bay Home?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage and water stains on wall SERVPRO knows how to safely remove mold from you home.

How Can the Strong Musty Mold Odor Be Removed from My Home in Oyster Bay?

Mold spores are everywhere in Oyster Bay, and they thrive on warm, moist air with natural food sources. These conditions can exist in our homes, especially if there is a small water leak or even from an unvented shower. Mold colonies can form rapidly with the right conditions, and often the first indication is a musty odor that becomes stronger as the growth becomes more established.

SEERVPRO can do a complete inspection of your home in Oyster Bay for mold damage and mold colonies forming in unusual places. Common areas are under window air conditioning, inside showers, under sinks in the bathroom and kitchen, and anywhere there may be a leak allowing moisture to accumulate.

Once we have identified the location, our team contains the area to prevent mold spores from transferring throughout your home as we clean and disinfect the area. Depending on the materials involved, we may have to remove porous materials since they may be too damaged to leave in place. Hard surfaces and non-porous surfaces can be cleaned, disinfected, and dried.

SERVPRO can inspect your entire home for mold and damage, clean and disinfect the area, and advise how to avoid future infestations. Our services include:

  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Removal of attic mold caused by roof leaks.

Call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for mold damage remediation in Oyster Bay and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 464-3300.

Why Is It Important to Clean up Water Damage in Oyster Bay Immediately?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

2 girls laying on carpeted floor Did a burst pipe cause water damage to your carpet? SERVPRO has the tools for fast water and effective water removal.

Does SERVPRO Have a Fast Response Team for Water Damage in Oyster Bay?

Homeowners can reduce damage from water leaks in Oyster Bay homes and businesses if the water is cleaned up quickly before secondary damage occurs. For example, carpets soaked in water can delaminate if they are not dried quickly. Colors leach from objects left on the floor and may damage other materials close to them. Wood floors can absorb moisture, swell causing cupping and displacement. Mold colonies can become established in as little as 24 hours.

SERVPRO’s fast response team can be onsite in less than four hours after your call about water damage in your Oyster Bay home. We quickly assess the situation and begin removing excess water, moving contents to a staging area to dry them and protect them. Drying mats are utilized on hardwood floors. Water extractors are used on carpets to extract water from the carpeting and the underpad.

Our fast response, water extraction, and drying can also prevent mold from becoming an issue. Mold can cause health effects. Our rapid response can also minimize damage to drywall and particle board, common materials used in homes.

The services provided by SERVPRO include:

  • Emergency services water damage restoration
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Water cleanup from burst pipes

Call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for water damage remediation in Oyster Bay and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 464-3300.

Agitation Techniques for Glen Cove Fire Damage Restoration

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

ultrasonic tray of instruments in sink Fire and Smoke damage restoration and house fire cleanup in Glen Cove needed? Call SERVPRO, we have the skills, equipment, and speed to help

Some of SERVPRO’s many strategies for fire damage restoration in Glen Cove

When we conduct House Fire Clean Up operations, we often encounter materials with deeply embedded fire residues. Rather than simply covering and concealing these damages, we work hard to remove them entirely through special care methods.

When we begin a fire damage restoration project in Glen Cove, one of the first things we do is analyze the situation and determine what types of materials have been affected. Porous materials such as wood and carpet are more challenging to remove fire residues than hard surfaces. These materials tend to pose the most problems with:

  • Smoke Damage
  • Fire and smoke damage in the kitchen
  • Expensive and delicate fabrics such as upholstery

Thankfully, SERVPRO technicians have several ways of removing residues from these materials. Many surfaces and objects receive treatment from agitation techniques that use motion and vibration to shake off ash and smoke. Structural materials may experience water and air pressure treatments, rotating brushes, or even sand-blasting treatments. Smaller objects and delicate materials may be treated with advanced techniques such as ultrasonic baths. These baths send ultrasonic waves through a cleaning solution to remove even the faintest traces of smoke in your belongings. With these and many other agitation-based cleaning methods, SERVPRO makes your home look “Like it never even happened.”

Local homeowners have trusted SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for years with challenging and time-sensitive damage restoration projects. Call us 24/7 at (516) 464-3300 for our emergency services.

Servicing Wood Floors in Oyster Bay Bars with Flood Damage

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

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We help Oyster Bay bars with flood damage return to safe and normal conditio

For most of our flood restoration projects, much of our attention focuses on affected floor materials. Some of the most visible damages can happen to wood floors, but these damages rarely become permanent with our expertise.

We commonly encounter problems with wood flooring in Oyster Bay bars with flood damage. After absorbing water, most types of wood swell and warp, sometimes creating trip hazards in the process. While these problems may appear severe, part of our Water Damage Repairs strategy involves treatments that can return most affected areas to their normal appearances.

Wood can warp in multiple ways depending on the boards' size, shape, and material. We also must be alert for contamination if the flooding was caused by groundwater or a sewage backup. Most hardwood floors experience either cupping, raising the edges of each board, or crowning, a puffing-up of the center parts of the boards. Regardless of the problems faced, our general treatment strategy remains the same: we arrive as fast as possible to the incident site and begin careful drying measures while monitoring for mold growth and subfloor damage. You should call us immediately for:

  • Water Removal Services
  • Burst pipes that soak the area
  • Any incident affecting a large area or porous materials

Through fast and professional services, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay can help get your bar doors open as soon as possible after a disaster. Call us at (516) 464-3300.

Specialized Tools and Chemicals for Fire Restoration in Oyster Bay

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

hydroxyl generator blue light Hydroxyl generators are just some of the advanced SERVPRO equipment for fire damage restoration in Oyster Bay

SERVPRO maintains an unmatched array of fire restoration tools for Oyster Bay disasters

The optimal response to fire damages can be slow and costly without the right tools. SERVPRO stocks some of the most advanced and specialized equipment and cleaning agents for all of our Water & Fire Damage Restorations.

Calling in SERVPRO for fire restoration in Oyster Bay ensures that your home has access to the most extensive array of materials for the job. Fire damaged homes often experience widespread smoke damage along with localized burn marks. To stop smoke particles from spreading any further, we employ unique chemical containment techniques. The chemical barrier initiates the deodorizing process and decreases repair costs by reducing the total area we need to treat. These treatments may be used for:

  • Fire and smoke damage after a disaster
  • Smoke Damage from cigarettes
  • House Fire Clean Up in a specific room

Chemical containment is only one step of the SERVPRO fire odor removal process. Soon after establishing containment, our fire damage restoration specialists use special vapor control products to eliminate odors. These special pellet-based products are developed and used specifically for vapor control after a house fire. Mechanical means like hydroxyl generators are helpful during the fire damage cleanup phase. Finally, under extreme malodorous conditions, with the area cleaned and prepared, we bring in heavy-duty thermal fogging machines that penetrate materials in your home and eliminate odors on the molecular level.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay maintains an extensive inventory of cutting-edge fire damage mitigation and restoration technologies. Call us 24/7 at (516) 464-3300 for our emergency services.

Who Should I Call For Glen Cove Water Restoration Services?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help You With the Water Restoration in Your Glen Cove Home! 

Waking up to a kitchen floor soaked with water is no one's ideal morning. Unfortunately, it happens to people every day and worldwide. You may feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and worried, but try not to worry yourself into inaction. Water damage doesn't need much time to get out of hand. 

If your kitchen requires local Glen Cove water restoration services, do not wait to reach out for help. Here at SERVPRO, we're water damage experts, and we want to help you. As an example, picture the following issues: 

  • Your dishwasher is leaking water after an error code is displayed
  • The laminate flooring in your kitchen is covered with water
  • Water has pooled in locations you wouldn't think to look, such as behind the toe-kicks of your countertop vanities 

Don't worry, SERVPRO can think through these problems and their solutions for you. We use advanced technology, designed for water damage restorations. Our IICRC certified technicians can expertly assist you with: 

  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Repairs
  • Water Removal Services 

To help reduce excess moisture in the above examples listed, we can remove the ruined laminate flooring. Furthermore, we can remove the toe-kicks and gain access to the space below your cabinetry. It is our job to worry about remediating as much moisture as possible, so you don't have to. Trust us to help you when you need it!

If you need water restoration services, call us today. Speak with SERVPRO of Oyster Bay by calling (516) 464-3300. We're available 24/7. 

Who Can Help Me With Fire Restoration in My Oyster Bay Residence?

5/1/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Always Help You With Fire Restoration Services in Your Home! 

Suffering through a house fire and needing to find local fire restoration services for your Oyster Bay home can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. A blaze can leave a lot of problems in its wake. Firstly, seeing scorch marks, melted plastics, and ash throughout your home is upsetting. Furthermore, the scent of fire can linger for weeks without restoration. 

Fortunately for you, here at SERVPRO, we're local Oyster Bay fire restoration experts. Our technicians undergo extensive training and have access to industry-grade advanced technological devices designed for fire and smoke damage remediation. If you are struggling with the following issues, reach out to us so we can help:

  • fire and smoke damage
  • fire damaged homes
  • smoke remediation
  • fire damage restoration

Let us say the fire inside of your home happened inside of your personal office. During a particularly cold and rainy day, you brought out your space heater. By accident, it caught your carpet on fire, and then those flames spread. During remediation, we could remove any damaged materials and help you rebuild. Additionally, we can use the advanced technology we mentioned to remove hard-stuck soot and malodorous smoke. It is our goal to get your home office back to its pre-fire state, so you can live your life “Like it never even happened.”

If you need help from SERVPRO of Oyster Bay, do not hesitate. Reach out to us by dialing (516) 464-3300. We are available to help you today!

Local Oyster Bay Commercial Water Mitigation Services

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Water can wreak havoc in your property. Call the experts at SERVPRO today for assistance.

SERVPRO Can Help You Return Your Oyster Bay Business to its Pre-Damaged State! 

New York has a rich history of exploration and settlement. Oyster Bay is one of three towns that make up Nassau County, New York. Oyster Bay happens to also be one of the only cities to extend from the South Shore to the North Shore of Long Island. It is quite a large city, with a population of almost 300,000 as of the 2010 census. 

Oyster Bay History: 

Long Island was once occupied by the Lenape people, who originally hailed from Delaware. Once European settlement began, the English took over, which eventually led to the area coming under the control of New York. Officially, Oyster Bay became a town by 1687.

Places to See in Oyster Bay & Surrounding Area: 

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site: This colonial home was once lived in by former US president, Teddy Rosevelt, and his family. It has not been occupied by another family since, and has been turned into a museum modernly. 

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park: This park is one of the oldest in the area and has a lovely greenhouse filled with local and exotic fauna. If you like nature, this site is the right destination for you.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park: This park is ocean-side and honors the 26th President of the United States. Picnic with your family and enjoy the fresh ocean air. 

Any Local Seafood Pub: When in New York, or any "old town" Eastern United State, find yourself a locally hailed seafood pub or eatery. Long Island is known for its fresh fish, lobster, crab, and other seafood delights. It is a staple of the area and a big part of the culture. 

Where Can I Find Water Mitigation Services for My Seafood Pub? 

Running a local pub in a tourist hotspot is a rewarding way to represent your local cuisine and culture. However, when something gets in the way and closes your doors, it can be a nightmare. You may even worry you might not be able to reopen. Fear not, here at SERVPRO, we can help you with: 

  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Repairs
  • Ceiling Repairs From Water Damages
  • Water Removal Services

Our technicians are expertly trained and we are available to help you no matter what time your accident occurs. You may worry about the specialty driftwood floor in your pub, but we can help you with that. To reduce moisture, our SERVPRO technicians use advanced technological devices like: 

  • Axial fans
  • Dehumidifiers 
  • Floor drying mats
  • Air movers

Our goal is to remove as much moisture as possible, and we are very dedicated to doing it. Using infrared technology, our technicians can locate hidden pockets of water, and create drying plans that can help reduce moisture in critical locations. We want to help you to get back on your feet, so don't wait if a disaster strikes, big or small. We can also help you get your customers back inside your pub! 

If your commercial business has been struck by water damage, never wait. Reach out to SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for water mitigation services by dialing (516) 464-3300. We can help!

How Do You Choose the Right Mold Removal Companies in Oyster Bay?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Mold can spread within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO has the techs for any size mold remediation service needed for your home.

Efficiency and thoroughness are two descriptors for our leading mold removal services.

Because of how quickly black mold can get out of control in Oyster Bay homes, many property owners seek efficient and experienced mold removal companies to help. Our professional mold specialists can provide critical cleaning and surface treatment options to help with:

  • Mold remediation
  • Attic mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold specialists
  • Black mold

How Can SERVPRO Handle Black Mold Concerns?

Mold removal companies like ours can help your Oyster Bay home by implementing basement mold remediation and effective attic mold solutions immediately upon arrival. A mold inspection can showcase where damage exists and the necessary steps to overcome and remove these active colonies. From surface cleaning strategies like antimicrobial products or sanding to full-scale controlled demolition to remove deteriorating building materials, we have experienced mold remediation solutions to help.

We set ourselves apart from mold removal companies by offering a full-service approach, including repairs and remediation. Give our SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team a call today at (516) 464-3300.

Are Submersible Pumps Always Ideal for Water Removal in Oyster Bay?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Any type of water damage restoration can be resolved properly. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians for the job.

The choice of water removal services can determine the efficiency of water damage restoration.

When involved in situations like burst pipes or basement flooding for Oyster Bay homes or businesses, choosing efficient water removal tools can be critical. Flood restoration hinges greatly on effective extraction, which can involve several instruments in our recovery inventory simultaneously. The fast response of our SERVPRO team can help in many aspects of water damage remediation, including help with:

What Tools Are Best for Water Removal Services in Oyster Bay?

Electric submersible pumps are among the most common and popular extraction devices in our inventory, but only when water depths exceed two inches. Basement flooding can often provide ideal conditions for these submersible pumps to get used, but extraction usually gets finished by applying wet vacuums.

Surface water removal services are crucial elements to efficient water clean-up and flood restoration. Our SERVPRO of Oyster Bay can respond fast to help when you call (516) 464-3300.

How Does SERVPRO Address Soot Fire Damage in Oyster Bay?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke damage Fire and smoke remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for the job.

Post-fire recovery involves many aspects of cleaning and restoration. 

After fire damage, Oyster Bay homes can struggle with multiple threatening effects. Soot can often be one of the most challenging obstacles for restoration professionals due to potential health hazards and the consequences of these carcinogenic particles on exposed surfaces and contents. We have a comprehensive approach to fire damage restoration, including:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire damaged homes

Can SERVPRO Filter Airborne Fire and Smoke Damage?

Airborne particulates can be an underrated threat of smoke damage in area homes after fire damage. As challenging as ash and smoke residues can be in fire-damaged homes, smoke remediation of these effects can be one of the first steps our experienced SERVPRO team takes upon arrival to your residence. In many ways, removing circulating contaminants and particles can make the home safer for responding technicians to get fire damage mitigation started.

Several practices can get employed when removing airborne contaminants and potential hazards in the environment for both our technicians and the occupants of the house. There is urgency in air filtration when occupants do not get displaced by structure fires or kitchen flare-ups. Fire damage smoke remediation of these particles requires HEPA filtration products and devices, such as:

  • Hydroxyl machines
  • Air scrubbers
  • Negative pressure machines
  • Charcoal filtering devices

What Smoke Remediation Practices Remove Soot Soiling?

Exposed materials can often allow for soot and smoke particles to come to rest. Smoke remediation for these occurrences involves any practice designed to remove smoke residues and protect the underlying material. Soot can be a destructive presence to building materials, namely due to its acidic composition. Prolonged exposure to these carcinogenic particles heaping on the surface of building materials can ruin the finish of wood elements and strip paint. Choosing the right cleaning approach is not a universal science, as different methods work to preserve materials. Some of the options commonly needed in fire damaged homes after smoke damage include:

  • Surface cleaning with detergents
  • Soda and media blasting
  • Abrasive cleaning techniques
  • Controlled demolition

Are Repairs Necessary for Fire Damaged Homes? 

After fire damage, smoke remediation is often required. Smoke remediation might appear a surface issue, requiring various cleaning and restoration tactics, but it can also require repairs and reconstruction. Fire and smoke damage can spread quickly throughout a property, making the need for repairs and build back inevitable in many fire-damaged homes.

Often, certain heavily exposed building materials and contents must get removed and discarded after prolonged exposure to fire damage like soot and smoke residues. With a general contractor license, we can offer multiple services that can provide comprehensive support from our technicians' initial arrival to the reconstruction of fire-damaged homes after fire and smoke damage.

Fire damage can be a challenging obstacle to restore in area homes, but our experienced SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team can help. Give us a call anytime at (516) 464-3300.

How Does SERVPRO Deodorize a Business After a Fire?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged building Fire damage services by SERVPRO are top notch. Their techs are IICRC certified for fire restoration.

Our technicians battle fire damage with an arsenal of professional deodorizing methods

When a business experiences a fire, smoke can travel quickly through a building. This spreads foul odors into areas not touched directly by the fire. Removing the terrible smell is a vital part of fire damage restoration. 

Professional and Experienced Intervention

If your business is impacted by fire damage in Oyster Bay, it can be devastating. It means loss of business and income if you are closed for any length of time. Water extraction and various restoration processes are used to restore your venture to preloss condition. One of the main things we deal with is the smell. Our technicians use several professional techniques for odor removal, including:

  •   ULV Fogger – A wet fogging method. Low-pressure air is produced that disperses water droplets throughout to remove odor.
  •   Thermal Foggers – A dry fogging method. A deodorant solution gets vaporized by the fogger and sprayed into the area.
  •   Ozone Generator – Ozone is produced by the machine, which oxidizes the odors. Nothing living can be in the area when this method gets used. 

Our team follows strict safety protocols when using any of the above methods. For surface material that has lingering smells, special sealants are used to seal in the residue. The surface can then be painted.

For professional commercial fire damage services in Oyster Bay, contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Long Does It Take to Dry Materials in a Flood?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flood damaged home Flood damage mitigation by SERVPRO technicians is the right choice. Their man power and equipment are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO understands different materials suffering flood damage require other drying techniques

Flooding is not limited to warm weather. Heavy winter snows can melt and cause rivers to overflow. This can mean floodwaters are entering and contaminating homes. Many times, structural vulnerabilities can allow water to enter the house from above as well. That is when you need emergency mitigation.

The Type of Material Determines Drying Times

When flood damage occurs in Oyster Bay, our team can offer emergency mitigation efforts such as tarping the roof and containing floodwaters. Water extraction and decontamination are crucial. How fast things dry depends on the level of saturation and the type of material. 

  • Porous – Items like carpet fall into this category. Hygroscopic material absorbs water quickly. This also makes it easier to dry.
  • Semi-Porous – Subflooring and wood structural elements are considered semi-porous. They do not absorb moisture as quickly as porous material but can still be damaged by standing water. 
  • Lower Permeability – Material like concrete is lower permanent material and does not absorb moisture like the above. Because it is slower to take in liquid, it also takes longer to dry.

Porous items can often be dried in as little as 24 hours, while the other things can take days. It all depends on the needed equipment and how much moisture the technicians are dealing with.

For professional flood damage mitigation, contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300.

Who to Call for Water Restoration in Oyster Bay is No Secret

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO provides professional and experienced water damage cleanup for Oyster Bay residents

Every town has its secrets. Oyster Bay has a rich history in secrets, mainly since it played a critical role during the Revolutionary War in General George Washington's spy ring. Today many of the most historically interesting areas are hidden from sight. 

Hidden Cemeteries of Oyster Bay

Cemeteries are fascinating places. They tell stories of the past, of the people who lived and died in the area. There are many colonial-era graves in the small town of Oyster Bay, but you may have to look twice to see them. These cemeteries are spread throughout the city. The town grew up around them. They are open to the public, but the odd places they are located might make you think you are trespassing. Visitors can find them:

• At end of alleys

• Tucked behind driveways

• Running alongside private home

• Surrounded by gardens

Culper Junior's Gravesite

One of these sites, Fort Hill, is hidden from easy view. You have to know where you are looking, and even then, it can be hard to find. This location is the resting place of Robert Townsend. Townsend was known by the code name "Culper Junior" during the War for Independence. He worked as a spy for General Washington and was a key player in the downfall of Major John Andre and Benedict Arnold. Their goal was to surrender West Point to the enemy. Without the knowledge that Townsend helped uncover, who knows what the consequences might have been? Robert's sister Sarah was said to have been the first person to receive a Valentine's Day card in the U.S. Also buried in this plot is John Townsend, a rich merchant whose gravesite dates back 1668. 

Raynham Hall Museum

This museum is connected to the Fort Hill cemetery as it was part of the spy ring that brought about Benedict Arnold's downfall. In 1776, after the Colonial Americans were defeated at the Battle of Long Island, Raynham Hall was occupied by the British Army. The home was owned by Samuel Townsend, whose son Robert joined the spy ring after the home was garrisoned. "Culper Junior" was able to move about easily and gather information due to his position as a merchant. Today it is a museum dedicated to preserving the town's history. Visitors can take a step back in time to the colonial era and enjoy artifacts such as a letter from George Washington. If you visit the museum, be sure to be on the lookout for Sarah Townsend, who is said to wander the home, still waiting on her British sweetheart to return.

Water Restoration in Oyster Bay

Any home or building can be subject to water damage from a burst pipe or plumbing problem. Museums and historic buildings are no exception. Using a professional water restoration company like SERVPRO is always a wise move. We can restore water damaged content such as:

• Furniture

• Household goods

• Carpets and rugs

• Books and papers

• Heirlooms

• Drapes and linens

Do Not Delay

One thing you do not want to do if there is a water intrusion is wait to call for help. The quicker we arrive on the scene, the less the chance of secondary damage. That means restoration is faster and easier. Contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for professional water restoration at (516) 464-3300 if you need water, fire, or flood cleanup and restoration services.

Dealing with Water Damage in Your Glen Cove Home

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

The great seal of the state of New York Has water invaded your Glen Cove home? SERVPRO is equipped to handle a complete restoration. Call us right away.

What to do with a Kitchen Leak

Waking up to discover that your dishwasher leaked all over your kitchen floor is not the way anyone wants to start their day. However, if dealt with quickly, you can mitigate further damage.

If you experience water damage in your Glen Cove home, you should dry the affected areas as best as possible using old towels and mopping excess water up. You can do this while you wait for professional assistance.

Our SERVPRO team continues to dry the impacted area more extensively to reduce further damage and limit mold growth. 

Our technicians remove excess water by:

  • Using portable water extraction equipment to remove excess water.
  • Employing industrial air movers to foster air circulation and additional evaporation.
  • Using humidifiers to pull moisture from the air and lower humidity levels in your kitchen. 

For assistance after any water disaster in your home, contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay. We're here to assist you 24/7. Contact us at (516) 464-3300. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Hazards After a House Fire in Oyster Bay

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

New York Skyline illustration Fire damage can be quite overwhelming when it happens in your home. Call SERVPRO right away after an event.

Keeping Your Home Safe After Fire Damage 

We often learn how to prevent a fire and what to do in the case of a fire. However, there is not much attention paid to what to do after a fire strikes your home to keep your family safe.

Dealing with fire damage in your Oyster Bay home can be overwhelming. Still, it is essential to remember that professional assistance is available to help you secure and repair your home. Our trained technicians perform a safety evaluation before beginning restoration. They also secure the building to make sure so that it is safe from intrusion.

Our technicians also lookout for the following hazards to ensure occupant safety:

  • Ceilings or other overhead areas burnt in the fire that may collapse.
  • Electrical shock from compromised wiring. 
  • Debris or wet areas from firefighting endeavors that may cause a slip and fall. 

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay. We're here to assist you 24/7. Contact us at (516) 464-3300.

Battling Mold in Your Oyster Bay Home?

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage in your home.

Contact SERVPRO, the Mold Remediation Specials of Oyster Bay 

The town of Oyster Bay, situated in the heart of Nassau County, extends from the North to the South Shore of Long Island. There is also a small hamlet by the name of Oyster Bay on the North Shore. Oyster Bay is within commuting distance to New York City but also offers charm all of its own.

Historical Places to visit near Oyster Bay:

  • The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
  • Planting Fields Arboretum on the grounds of the William Coe Estate 
  • Raynham Hall Museum, home of Revolutionary Spymaster 

Sagamore Hill and Theodore Roosevelt's Conservationist Legacy 

The most widely known historic site in the area is Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's summer White House. Theodore Roosevelt grew up in New York City but spent his summers in Long Island. At the age of 22, in 1880, Roosevelt bought 155 acres of land and had the house built. In 1886 it officially became Sagamore Hill, which later became the Summer White House during Roosevelt's summer years as president from 1902-1908.

Theodore Roosevelt lived in his Sagamore Hill until 1919. However, it remains virtually untouched with original furnishings. In addition to the house, there was a farm operation on the property. A lot of the food the family ate came from the farm. The farm operation included a vegetable garden, apple orchard, chickens, turkey and pigs for slaughter, and even dairy cows. 

Edith Roosevelt, Theodore's wife, lived in the home until she died in 1948. The Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) purchased the property and contents of the house from the family, opening it for visitations in 1953 before donating it to the National Park Service (NPS) for the American people to enjoy. 

The home includes many hunting trophies and works of art depicting family, heroes, and nature scenes. Although he was a big game hunter, he was also a conservationist. During his presidency, he established 150 national forests, five national parks, 51federal bird sanctuaries, all on over 230 million acres of public land. Despite being born in New York City, he loved nature and worked very hard to preserve it. During his presidency in 1903, he even went camping with the famous naturalist John Muir. 

Mold in Your Oyster Bay Home

Being close to the ocean in a relatively humid climate coupled with older homes inevitably means that you may experience mold in your home. Our trained technicians are skilled in mold remediation. However, there are some different strategies that you can do at home to help limit mold growth. 

Preventative measures for mold growth include: 

  • Control the moisture in your home. It is essential to keep it under 60%. If moisture levels increase, a dehumidifier can help.
  • Repair leaks as soon as possible.
  • Keep your HVAC system clean, monitoring it regularly.
  • Dry items damaged in floods or leaks as quickly as possible. 

If you need help ridding your home of mold, contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay. We're here to assist you 24/7 at (516) 464-3300. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Glen Cove Can Enjoy Virtual Yoga with Marie

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

a yoga class It will be exciting to see the community participating in the online yoga classes!

Yoga Classes Available Online for all Glen Cove, NY, Residents

Not only is the practice of yoga a great way to get moving and stretch your muscles, but studies have also proven that it is excellent for the soul. When you want to enjoy yoga classes, but you wish to stay socially distanced, you can participate in virtual yoga online! Virtual Yoga with Marie through the Glen Cove Public Library is your chance to get started with yoga or hone the skills you already have. These classes take place for an hour each Monday, and pre-registration is required if you wish to participate in this event.

  • Date: Monday, January 21st, 2021, and each following Monday
  • Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Location: Virtual Zoom lessons hosted from the Glen Cove Public Library 
  • Cost: Free – register in advance with the library and receive a confirmation and link for joining the Zoom class.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay supports local health and wellness efforts, both in person and via online classes. If you are a business owner and get hit with a fire emergency at your commercial space, you need assistance with fire damage removal. Call on us to handle all of your debris cleanup and soot residue removal. You can reach our team by calling (516) 464-3300.

Oyster Bay Residents – Don’t Miss Mansions of the Gold Coast

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Hosted by Gary Lawrence, Oyster Bay Residents Have the Chance to Explore Mansions of the Gold Coast

There is something special when it comes to learning more about the rich history of communities around you. If you want to know all about the mansions located throughout the Gold Coast in New York, this is a beautiful event that you don’t want to miss. This is a special presentation put on by historical architect Gary Lawrence. He will be talking all about the Gold Coast mansions, all of their history, and where they stand today.

  • Date: Wednesday, December 30th, 2021
  • Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location: Coe Hall at Planting Fields Foundation, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Registration in advance is required via the Planting Fields Foundation website portal

Having knowledge and learning about the Greater Oyster Bay area is something that we can get behind at SERVPRO of Oyster Bay. When a storm hits your property, you need someone to help with flood damage cleanup and restoration. We are available to assist 24/7 for emergency service, meaning that we have crews on standby and ready to go. Call (516) 464-3000 when you need us, and we can dispatch our Green Fleet as soon as possible.

Why Call Skilled Technicians in Oyster Bay, New York for Detailed Water Cleanup?

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

a bucket catching water that's leaking from the ceiling Water damage can affect your home when you least expect it. Contact our certified team 24/7 if your house is facing a water damage emergency.

SERVPRO Lessens Cost by Inhibiting Secondary Water Damage by Facilitating Fast Cleanup at Your Oyster Bay Home

Within the state of New York, the town of Oyster Bay happens to be the easternmost out of the three towns situated in Nassau County. As part of the metropolitan area of New York, Oyster Bay is the only town within the county extending from the north to south shores of Long Island. When the United States Census was taken in 2010, the town had a population of 293,214 people.

Inside the town of Oyster Bay, you will find 18 hamlets and 18 villages. Due to this number, the United States Postal Service organized all of these 36 locations into 30 different zip codes that get served by 20 post offices in the area. While the boundaries do not always correlate, every post office will have the same name as the Oyster Bay village or hamlet.

The name Oyster Bay may seem familiar because it also happens to be the name of a hamlet that is located on the North Shore. Close to this hamlet in Cove Neck village, there is a building named Sagamore Hill. This is the former residence, referred to as the summer White House, of former president Theodore Roosevelt. Today, this building stands as a museum.

Diving Further into the History of Oyster Bay, New York

For thousands of years, there have been various cultures of indigenous peoples in the area now known as Oyster Bay. By the year 1600, the band that inhabited the area was known as the Matinecock, and they were made up of Lenape people from Delaware.

In 1639, the Dutch West India Company bought a parcel of land from the local Native Americans on Long Island. Englishmen purchased land located in Hempstead in 1643, which included land purchased by the Dutch back in 1639. A Dutch director then granted a patent to the English for Hempstead in 1644. Around the same time, the Dutch also gave the English settlements for Newtown, Flushing, and Jamaica.

The settlement of Oyster Bay received a charter in 1667 from the newer English colony of New York – then becoming Oyster Bay Township. By the time 1687 came around, the last parcel of land was sold by the Native Americans.

How Oyster Bay Relates in Pop Culture

There is a lot to know and love about Oyster Bay, New York, including some popular culture references, such as:

  • In the famous movie “Meet the Parents,” Oyster Bay is home to the characters Dina and Jack Byrnes.
  • On his album “Piano Man,” Billy Joel makes reference to Oyster Bay in the lyrics to the song “The Ballad of Billy the Kid.”
  • In the song “Let’s Do It,” by Cole Porter, he notes, “even oysters down in Oyster bay do it.”
  • In the 1987 movie “Wall Street,” the character Roger Barnes is played by James Spader, says that he owns a home in Oyster Bay.
  • In the hit HBO television show “The Sopranos,” it was mentioned that Phil Leotardo was hiding in Oyster Bay, where he was eventually killed.

There are also many notable past residents of Oyster Bay that people may not know about. In addition to the previously mentioned summer White House of Theodore Roosevelt, other famous residents include:

  • John McEnroe, tennis player
  • Billy Joel, singer, and piano player
  • Lee Ranaldo, guitarist for Sonic Youth
  • Thomas Pynchon, author

Enjoying Diverse Eateries and Memorable Attractions in Oyster Bay

Whether you want to take part in something new or you are looking to put down roots, Oyster Bay truly has something for everyone. Some of the more notable attractions and restaurants in the area include:

Oyster Bay Brewing Company – This is a trendy microbrewery that is nestled within the heart of Oyster Bay. All beers are brewed on-site at this location, and they are home to a beer called the Barn Rocker, which is dedicated to islanders of New York. You can stop by this location to enjoy a pint of beer, fill your growler with your favorite brew, or take your time to peruse the menu filled with tasty eats.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site – When you want a historical attraction, this former home of President Theodore Roosevelt is something you don’t want to miss. This now historical landmark was his home from 1902 to 1906, and fondly called the “Summer White House.” A Victorian-style mansion estate, there are 23 rooms within and 37 acres of land utilized by the National Environmental Study Group.

Youngs Memorial Cemetery – If history and cemeteries interest you, Youngs Memorial Cemetery is the resting place for both President Teddy Roosevelt and his wife, Edith. The cemetery itself is found in a beautiful location that overlooks all of Oyster Bay.

Why SERVPRO is the Team to Call to Your Oyster Bay Home if You Require Rapid Water Cleanup, Drying, and Full-Scale Restoration

When you have water spillage or a pipe burst in your Oyster Bay home, you must act fast. SERVPRO technicians have proven methods to cut back on the impact as well as the chances for secondary damage. With water removal, drying your interior, and handling all building material replacement, we can restore your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

Once you call us for water cleanup in Oyster Bay, we will:

  • Set up pumps to help remove water from the loss zone. Should your electrical system become compromised, we have generators or truck-mounted pumps that allow us to move forward with the removal.
  • We can relocate unaffected furnishings to another unimpacted area of your home. We then carefully assess all other contents to ensure we begin the cleaning and drying process. 
  • Our crew strategically places fans and dehumidifiers to increase circulation, often pushing all damp air outside. We also have specialized equipment to locate and remove any moisture hidden under flooring and behind walls.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay features highly-trained IICRC technicians that understand best practices for water cleanup, drying, and controlled demolition. (516) 464-3300 is the number to call when you find yourself needing rapid water cleanup within your home. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster and ready to get to work 24/7!

Enjoy an Outdoor Celebration This Holiday Season at Oyster Bay

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Join Other Oyster Bay Residents in the Annual Heritage Country Christmas

With the holidays around the corner, you can bring your family and friends to the Smithtown Historical Society and have a great time. The longtime favorite family event offers the Oyster Bay community the opportunity to come together and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Usually, the event has always been an indoor/outdoor event, but this year, organizers have new activities making it an entirely outdoor event.

Come with a family ornament to hang on our decorated tree and enjoy activities such as:

  • Roasting s'mores over the fire.
  • Caroling and a winter hayride through the scenic property
  • Taste historic cooking demonstrations
  • Tree lighting to end it all

The event takes place on December 5th between 4 PM and 8 PM at the Smithtown Historical Society and is open to all city residents and tourists.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is happy to welcome you to the annual Heritage Country Christmas. We support businesses that make such events possible. If there is mold damage in your Oyster Bay business, contact us today at (516) 464-3300 for commercial mold inspection and remediation. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Celebrate Small Businesses in Oyster Bay and Get Great Deals

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Oyster Bay Residents Can Patronize Brick and Mortar Enterprises to Show their Support

Whether you live in Oyster Bay or are just visiting, you should not miss the great upcoming local events in the area. This city has some of the hottest attractions, nightlife, and things to do on Long Island. It is also home to local businesses that offer many things, including retail goods, entertainment, and professional services. Suppose you are looking forward to spending a day of retail therapy with friends or buying groceries and other necessities. In that case, you can attend the small business Saturday event. The event takes place on November 28, 2020

Here are the particulars for the event.

  • It is a shopping holiday that takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
  • It is a day to support and celebrate small enterprises and what they do for the local community.
  • Join organizations across the nation and the Small Business Association to support your local small business by shopping at such establishments.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay warmly welcomes you to Small Business Saturday. If your Oyster Bay residence needs flood clean up after a storm, our technicians can help you restore it to normal. Contact us anytime at (516) 464-3300.

A Quick Response and Fast Restoration When Fire Damage Occurs in Glen Cove Homes

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Provide Glen Cove Dwellers with Fire Damage Restoration Services to Make it "Like it never even happened."  

Glen Cove city is located on the north shore of Long Island. According to the 2010 census, the city is home to over 26,964 people. Between 1680 and 1917, Glen Cove was under the jurisdiction of the town of Oyster Bay. Due to its appealing location on Long Island Sound, this city attracts many people, and they can participate in different locally themed activities.

If you want to learn about this area's early inhabitants, you can visit the Garvies Point Museum. It is set amidst a sixty-two-acre reserve, and it provides visitors with an insight into the culture and history of the Native Americans who lived in Long Island and other areas in New York. From the Native American gallery, you can learn how people migrated from Asia to America and how their cultural practices evolved as they moved to different regions of the continent.

If you like hiking to stay in shape, the Welwyn Preserve is a great place to do that. It sits on the land that Harold Irving Pratt, a petroleum heir, owned. The large nature reserve covers over 200 acres. It has four marked trails that lead visitors to a salt marsh, swamps and freshwater ponds, a stretch of shoreline, and a stream that cuts through thick woodlands. While visiting the preserve, you can see some of its wildlife, including a hundred bird species, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals.

The History of Glen Cove City

In the early 20th century, people considered the city as part of the North Shore's Gold Coast since wealthy businessmen like J.P. Morgan, Prybil, Phipps, and Pratt developed large country estates along the waterfront. During this period, the city hosted several successful manufacturing companies that attracted many immigrants from Eastern Europe, Ireland, and Italy. A good number of the population that resided in the city worked in manufacturing companies, local agriculture, and retail businesses.

For thousands of years, the city has preserved the cultures of indigenous people. The English migrants from New England used Glen Cove as a port before 1668 and named it "Moscheto." Joseph Carpenter bought around 2000 acres of land on May 24th, 1668, northwest of the Town of Oyster Bay. He later admitted four other residents of Oyster Bay as project partners. The settlement was later named Musketa Cove Plantation. 

After the Second World War, the area's population grew rapidly, just like other suburbs. After completing residential developments on farms and pastureland, most of the residents were the second or third-generation descendants of Eastern European immigrants. Most African Americans who reside in the city are descendants of slaves from the colonial period, while others migrated to New York during the first half of the 20th-century's Great Migration.    

Glen Cove city has an extensive waterfront area with three public beaches, including:

  • Morgan Beach
  • Prybil Beach
  • Crescent Beach

For those who love sailing, the city has several sailing clubs and secure boating storage. The Brewer's Boardyard is the only existing yard in the city. The city also hosts sailboat racing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. On Saturdays, the event is held in the afternoon. Tourists and residents can watch the event from various points on Garvies Point Preserve hills and the neighboring village of Sea Cliff. Those who reside, work or spend most of the time at the waterfront have a saying that goes, "if you hear the train, it is going to rain." That means when the train whistle blows, the wind from the east is coming, and a storm is on its way.   

The City's Rich Culture

Glen Cove is rich in different cultures. The city is home to the headquarters of the (ASDA) American Stamp Dealers Association. In July and August, free concerts take place during the Morgan Park Music Festival in Morgan Park.

The city is home to several other historic mansions and buildings, such as the U.S. Post Office, built during the Great Depression in 1932, and the Justice Court Building. The local authorities renovated the two buildings and adapted them for use. 

However, fire incidents in the city can ruin historical monuments. For instance, on January 6th, 2018, a stubborn, raging fire destroyed a 120-year-old mansion. According to fire officials, the strong wind and low water pressure contributed significantly to the property's loss. The $1.6 million mansion featured 11 bedrooms, two partial bathrooms, and four full bathrooms.  When a fire incident occurs, it is essential to hire professional restorers.

How SERVPRO Technicians help Glen Cove property owners with Fire Damage restoration        

Fires can cause severe property damage. Secondary fire damage can take place shortly after a fire incident. The solution that results when smoke residues mix with water can cause yellowing of carpets and furniture and corrosion on metallic surfaces like kitchen appliances. Charcoal-like odors may linger across the property, including the unaffected areas. To get your property to its pre-damage state within a short period, thorough cleanup is necessary.

Restoring your property to its preloss state is not an easy task. You need a professional restorer to help you restore damaged structures and contents and clean up the affected surfaces. The entire restoration process can be a headache, especially for inexperienced persons. Therefore, it is vital to involve an experienced restoration expert with the necessary equipment and tools to handle the task.  

At SERVPRO, we use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced products to complete the fire damage restoration process. For instance, we can use a reducing bleach solution like a natural fabric brightener mixed with shampoo super concentrate to clean oxidized stains from furniture and wool carpeting.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Includes:

  • Conducting a thorough property inspection to determine the intensity of the damage.
  • Removing soot and debris on all surfaces to minimize damage and improve air quality.
  • Removing house contents damaged beyond restoration.
  • Drying wet surfaces in the property using our high-tech equipment to speed up the process.
  • Deep cleaning and deodorizing the property using our innovative techniques.

Depending on the damage intensity, SERVPRO technicians can completely restore your property within a few days. We can work fast and efficiently to get you and your family back to your normal routine.

A fire can cause severe primary and secondary damage to your property if you delay the restoration process. Contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay immediately to minimize damage and restore your property to its pre-fire state. Talk to us today at (516) 464-3300.

Oyster Bay is Rich in History and Culture with Museums to Nature Trails

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Best Nature Walk of Oyster Bay Long Island

The original settlers in the area date back to 1639 when the Dutch West India Company made its first purchase. The Muttontown Preserve, one of many things to do in the area, consists of five hundred and fifty acres of woodlands, fields, ponds, and common grounds and is considered one of the gorgeous settings to visit in our area. Visitors can enjoy themselves during every season. There are extensive walking areas where patrons can observe the natural surroundings:

  • Local wildflowers
  • Trees
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles and
  • Amphibians

Wintertime brings cross country skiing enthusiasts. Visitors can visit the Chelsea Estate winter and summer to enjoy the variety of natural life and history. A portion of the land was acquired in 1951 previously owned by King Zog, the last of Albania's monarchy. He left Albania in 1939 after Albania was invaded by Italy. However, he remained in Europe, never having lived here.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay provides water damage cleanup services to Oyster Bay and the surrounding area. Call (516) 464-3300. We are available 24/7to help with water damage cleanup and restoration.

What Kinds of Structural Hazards Pose Risks During Flood Damage Recovery Efforts?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Restoration Challenges Include More than Water Removal, Containment, and Disposal -- SERVPRO Protects Oyster Bay Residents from Compromised Structural Components

Contaminants in the water are an issue for all flooding scenarios in Oyster Bay, requiring storing in tanks for appropriate, regulated disposal off-site the extracted water that cannot be safely directed to a treated sewer line. Other hazards beyond the tainted category of the water also can complicate storm damage recovery. Reputable flood restoration firms assess and control these hazards to keep occupants and workers safe and prevent further damage to structural components.

Where Are Examples of Structural Hazards Due to Flooding Commonly Found?

When water invades an Oyster Bay home, flood damage restoration needs pop up all through the structure. Water from rainstorm-related overland flooding spreads across pavement, dirt, and lawns before pushing into lower levels. Storm surge adds to the mix pouring into homes from ground level. Do not forget about the rain pounding on roofs and entering through broken windows, doors, and siding damaged by wind-driven debris and toppled trees. You can see the water from all these sources inside your home. Ominously, vast quantities of storm and flood water can also hide, creating conditions that can deteriorate into catastrophe fast if not discerned and managed.

Rainwater from roof, window, and siding breaches, as well as overland flooding, can fill cavities

  • Between walls
  • Behind built-in cabinets, beadboard, wainscoting, and paneling
  • Above ceilings
  • Beneath floors
  • Inside cinder block cells

How Do Flood Damage Restorers Control the Hazards?

The collected water is heavy, and the pressure it brings to bear can cause the collapse of structures. Waiting for drainage to occur on its own is not an option because of the risk of physical injury, substantial damage to building materials, and secondary harm like mold. SERVPRO crews determine where the water hides through testing with sensitive water and moisture detection and measuring devices. Then we use strategies to release the water as an initial step in flood water restoration:

  • Punching weep holes in ceilings, beginning with wall edges into the center to avoid a cascade of water
  • Drilling or cutting release holes at the bottom of walls (after prying off baseboards, paneling, beadboard, and wainscoting)
  • Pulling off toe kicks to release water from under bookcases, buffets, kitchen cabinets, and bathroom vanities
  • Drilling holes in mortar joints of brickwork and cinder block construction
  • Sawing walls stud to stud several inches above the water line

The well-trained and experienced flood damage restoration crews at SERVPRO of Oyster Bay skip no steps when delivering outstanding outcomes. Call us at (516) 464-3300 to schedule a flooding recovery assessment.

Who Can Provide Professional Advice to Stop the Spread of Mold?

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Assists Homeowners in Oyster Bay When They Encounter Mold

Mold can happen anywhere, including your home in Oyster Bay. Its presence is not a reflection of your cleanliness. Instead, it has more to do with the humidity in your environment. What remains true is that mold needs attention as soon as you suspect its existence.

To address mold damage in your Oyster Bay home, call SERVPRO and allow our professional team to do what they do best. We are leaders in applying the latest industry best-practices to restore homes throughout the area and control the health threat mold represents. When you rely on our expert observations, you minimize the risk of overlooking spots of concern that could become a problem later on.

Does mold continue to spread during the restoration process?

Once we arrive at your home, our SERVPRO staff focuses on avoiding cross-contamination. Mold spores tend to travel easily, and as we repair dry-wall and other mold-infested materials, we want to minimize that spread. To do so, our team uses a variety of techniques including-

  • Using polypropylene sheeting to enclose areas with mold and separate them from the rest of your home
  • Removing mold with a HEPA filter vacuum
  • Installing dehumidifiers and other equipment to help reduce humidity

Our team at SERVPRO of Oyster Bay provides a comprehensive approach to address mold damage. Call us at (516) 464-3300 when you need our help, and let us dry, clean and restore your home until it looks “Like it never even happened.”

Who Can Provide Water Restoration Services to a Business?

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Restoration Services to Businesses in Oyster Bay and its Surrounding Areas

When leaks occur in a commercial establishment in Oyster Bay, there are many aspects to consider. Regulatory issues play a role, as do the preservation of inventory and continuing operations. An experienced team of experts can work within those parameters while successfully preparing your business to move forward.

SERVPRO leads water restoration companies in Oyster Bay, and our expertise shows in every step we take. As soon as you connect with our Green Fleet, you can rely on our team’s knowledge and ability to extract water and identify ancillary issues consequence of a leak. As we document the process, we become an invaluable source as you file an insurance claim and coordinate necessary repairs.

Is it possible to avoid secondary damage after a leak?

Quick action is perhaps the most efficient way to prevent secondary damage when a leak occurs in your business. At SERVPRO, we know that extracting water promptly contains an environment where mold and other issues fail to thrive, which is why we arrive with our truck-mounted pumps and specialty drying services at the ready. Other technology we may apply to dry your business may include-

  • Injectidry technology to dry within wall cavities
  • Drying mats to suction moisture out of flooring materials
  • Wet/Dry vacuums for carpets or porous surfaces

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay should be your first stop when water threatens your business. Reach us at (516) 464-3300 and let us walk out of your business when it looks, “Like it never even happened.”

Should Homeowners Move Out During the Restoration of Their Homes After a Flood?

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Glen Cove Homeowners Needing Flood Restoration and Move-Out Services can call SERVPRO for Help.

Storms in Glen Cove can invite floodwaters into all or a part of your home. When you consider the steps to restore your home, it may be best to move out entirely while the restoration happens. 

The risk of handling a move yourself is that you may carry bacteria and debris brought in by the storm with you. Instead, make a call to a professional restoration crew and let them handle serve your home from start to finish.

Flood damage in Glen Cove needing move-out, cleanup, and sanitizing services fall within our expertise at SERVPRO. Our crew takes a systematic approach to assessing the damage, discarding unsalvageable items, and providing move-out services for your belongings. By doing things right from the beginning, you mitigate your loss and avoid future complications.

How is moisture removed after a flood event? 

As a homeowner, you may worry about making sure the cleanup is thorough after a flood. At SERVPRO, we share your concern and know that aside from bringing pumps and water extraction tools, we need to have a reliable way of quantifying humidity levels in your home. To monitor our progress, we use some of the following measuring tools-

  • Infrared moisture sensors
  • Hygrometers
  • Surface moisture meters

At SERVPRO of Oyster Bay, we have the right tools for the job. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us walk with you through the restoration of your home until it feels “Like it never even happened.”

Does a Restoration Team Minimize Storm Damage to a Home?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Mitigate the Damage to a Glen Cove Home By Allowing a Professional Team Apply Industry Best Practices to Restore it

It only takes a strong storm Glen Cove for your property to join the ranks of homes suffering from a weather event. As unbelievable as it seems, you could find yourself in ankle-deep water as you try to protect furniture and personal items. Before the situation seems unsalvageable, call a professional water restoration team to help take proper steps and avoid escalation.

In Glen Cove, storm damage issues are no match for our SERVPRO crew. We train with experts to recognize risks and how to address them while mitigating your loss. We acknowledge that some items have sentimental value beyond their replacement cost, and we work with you to restore them if possible.

Do we need to toss our furniture and household items after storm damage?

Unfortunately, our SERVPRO team needs to remove some items from your home when floodwaters soak them. The pollutants within stormwater can cause significant damage to your home, which is why we could remove items such as upholstered sofas. However, there are many surfaces we can clean and disinfect by applying some of these steps-

  • Move out of items to be cleaned in an offsite location
  • Water extraction by using pumps of varying capacity
  • Application of specialty drying techniques for documents and electronics

Not all is lost when there is storm damage to your home. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay becomes your trusted companion through the restoration process as soon as you call us at (516) 464-3300. Our crew is committed to doing its best to leave your home "Like it never even happened."

Who Can Professionally Clean a Home After a Fire?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Handles and Coordinates the Cleanup

Deodorization of Oyster Bay Homes with Fire Damage

When you look at the damage left behind by a fire in your Oyster Bay home, you may realize that there are several problems to address. Smoke and soot lead the way, but the acrid smell left behind also poses an issue. Simultaneously, you may wonder how to restore your home with all your belongings inside it, or if it’s necessary to rent a storage unit and remove them altogether.

Fire damage restoration in Oyster Bay should not be overwhelming. The answer to your problems starts by making a call to our SERVPRO team and inviting us to assess the damage. Once we break down the restoration process into manageable steps, the future becomes more palatable, and you should feel at ease.

What is a “pack-out” and how does it help?

SERVPRO technicians may recommend pack-out services as part of the restoration process. In simple terms, it involves removing the contents of your home and either discarding or storing them in an offsite location. The advantages of a pack-out include-

  • Preventing further damage to your personal belongings due to extended exposure to fire residue
  • Ease of cleanup and restoration of structural elements once other items are out of the way
  • Eliminating items that contribute to elevated humidity levels in your home
  • Protecting these items during the cleanup and restoration
  • Utilizing a Scanning System for inventory control

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay becomes your restoration hub when disaster strikes. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us explore each of your needs and take action. With our help, your home can look, “Like it never even happened.” 

Can Mold Develop Overnight?

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold in a Glen Cove Home Can Suddenly Become Apparent. A Professional Restoration Crew Can Help Remediate the Damage

Many factors can cause mold growth in your Glen Cove home, mainly those that increase levels of humidity. A leaky pipe, a broken window, and even condensation from your ventilation system can all contribute to mold spreading in your home. Once you detect the problem, you must contact a professional team to get it under control.

When looking at mold removal companies in Glen Cove, SERVPRO is a leader in its industry. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle all aspects of your home's restoration by applying industry best practices and our experience. When you call our team, you can trust that we won’t leave your home until our technicians verify that the process was successful.

Can mold be contained to one area of my home?

Our SERVPRO team understands how mold originates and how it travels, so we take great care in isolating the affected area to prevent it from traveling inadvertently to the rest of your home. In some cases, we may install plastic sheeting as a physical barrier and even create a negative pressure environment. As we progress, we use advanced techniques such as the following to clean up existing mold-

  • Agitation to loosen mold and make it easier to clean
  • Gentle soda blasting to scrape thin surface colonies
  • Drying the environment to decrease moisture levels
  • Application of anti-microbial chemical solutions

Mold can cause health effects as well as degrade the general upkeep of your home. When you call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300, you allow the experts to take care of the issue for you. Our commitment is to remain in your home until it looks, “Like it never even happened.” 

Can Floors Be Restored After Water Damage?

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help Restore Floors and Surfaces After Water Leaks into an Oyster Bay Home

When a pipe bursts in and Oyster Bay home, gallons of water can rapidly seep through your floors and into your walls. As you struggle to shut down the water source and soak up as much of it as you can, the structure of your home is weakening. The sooner you call a water restoration technician, the quicker you’ll make this a thing of the past.

Water mitigation in Oyster Bay homes can be seamless when you call our SERVPRO crew for assistance. Since water continues to travel even after the leak is under control, our team uses state-of-the-art measuring tools such as infrared moisture meters and hygrometers to detect where it settles. With this information at hand, we focus our extraction efforts to remove excess humidity from your home.

Can water restoration technicians remove water from vinyl flooring?

Flooring often suffers the most as water pools on it. Hardwood planks may buckle or cup, while vinyl may delaminate due to humidity on the binding material. Our goal is to prevent full replacement of your flooring, and we use targeted techniques such as the following to avoid it-

  • Injectidry to circulate warm air in your subfloor
  • Drying mats to suction water out of wood planks
  • Dehumidifiers to evaporate water in the air

Regardless of how challenging the job looks, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay can help. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us leave your floors “Like it never even happened.” 

Are there Different Types of Fire Residue, and Does it Matter?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Residue Depends on the Item that Burns. Professional Fire Restoration Technicians Can Remove the Deposits After a Fire Erupts in a Glen Cove Home.

Glen Cove homeowners probably don’t think about a fire erupting in their home, but it could happen to anyone. Regardless of the flames' size, their impact can be significant, and soot may settle upon all areas of your home. Before you try to clean soot and smoke on your own, reach out to a reputable company for advice.

In the areas surrounding Glen Cove, you can delegate fire damage restoration activities to our competent SERVPRO crew. Not only are we certified by theInstitute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), but we are ready to act 24/7 for your convenience. When you call us, you take the guesswork out of the equation and rely on our expertise to create a plan tailored to your needs.

Is a kitchen fire different from an electrical fire?

Fires leave smoke and soot behind them, and hot smoke tends to move into colder areas, but a grease fire burns differently from a wood surface or a burning polymer fire. 

Natural elements tend to leave fine dust behind, whereas human-made materials result in a sticky residue requiring different cleaning solutions. Beyond the visual residue, homeowners worry about the smell left behind, which our team can help eliminate with the following-

  • Enzymes to help break down the protein in odor molecules
  • Charcoal-activated filters to remove particles in the air
  • Ozone generators to purify the air

Whether the fire was big or small, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is here to help. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us put the smoke and soot behind you until your home feels, “Like it never even happened.”

What Should Business Owners Do to Clean up Their Business After a Flood?

10/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Professional Water Restoration Technicians Can Address Flood Damage in Glen Cove Businesses.

Imagine being a business owner in Glen Cove with carefully curated offices that reflect your brand. From the reception area to the conference room, each aspect of the space represents your business personality, and every visitor can appreciate it. When floodwater veers off the street and parking lot to make its way into your workplace, you have an immediate need to restore it as soon as possible.

When time is crucial to restoring flood damage in your Glen Cove offices, call SERVPRO for the most efficient restoration process. Our quick action helps mitigate your loss and is done in coordination with insurance and contractors. As professionals in our field, we know that floodwater has complex ramifications, which is why we take a conscientious approach to restore your business.

Does flood damage imply a total loss of office furniture and décor?

Our SERVPRO crew arrives with industry-grade tools to help us formulate a plan. For example-

  • Infrared moisture meters to detect where water resides
  • Polyurethane plastic sheeting to isolate affected areas and avoid cross-contamination
  • Pumps and air movers to evaporate water
  • document drying using lyophilization

The data we gather with these tools helps us decide on a cleanup course. Even though we typically remove items such as wall-to-wall carpeting, desks, documents, and décor elements may be salvaged by applying specialty drying solutions. Our business is to keep you in business.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay works quickly to restore your office. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us work diligently to leave your business and brand “Like it never even happened.”

Do Restoration Companies Help Clean Foreclosed Properties?

10/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Properties in Oyster Bay in Need of Rehab Benefit from the Services of a Professional Restoration Team 

Imagine finding a home in Oyster Bay that fits both your needs and budget. Now imagine that it needs a cleanup and rehabilitation crew to come through and make it live to its potential. When it comes to your home, make sure to mitigate your loss and protect your family by calling the best team to help.

A leader in restoration companies in Oyster Bay is SERVPRO, and our crew is here to help you every step of the way. When you access our certified staff by calling our 24/7 hotline, you put yourself in the hands of industry experts. By using industrial equipment and applying industry best practices, we can service your home and make any fire or water damage existing in the house of your dreams.

Does a restoration company take care of structural issues? 

Depending on the severity of the damage, SERVPRO can help with the repairs in your home, including dry-wall replacement. As we evaluate each surface and the issues it presents, we decide which cleaning solutions to use and the need for removal. If we can salvage it, our team may take the following steps-

  • Spray anti-microbial solutions to avoid bacterial growth
  • Remove porous materials posing a threat to your health
  • Apply odor counteracting solutions as needed

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay helps you make the home of your dreams become a reality. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and make your home shine “Like it never even happened.”

How Can Homeowners Detect Water Damage in their Homes?

10/3/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Inspects Your Oyster Bay Homes for Water Damage

Homeowners in Oyster Bay may hear of a neighbor with water damage and wonder if their home is also hiding an issue. Leaks may become evident when there’s a musty smell in your home, or when a mysterious spot shows on your ceiling. Instead of guessing at the source of the problem and its extent, call a professional team for real expert answers.

When you need water cleanup in Oyster Bay, you can call SERVPRO for prompt assistance. Our certified technicians hold the key to state-of-the-art equipment to help find water hiding behind your walls or under cabinets. Furthermore, we can perform repairs such as dry-wall replacement so you don’t have to worry about coordinating with contractors.

What is the key to water extraction?

Water cleanup involves more than water extraction and our SERVPRO staff is an expert in the whole process. Aside from removing water with pumps, drying mats, and wand extractors, we focus on mitigating the damage of microorganisms such as mold. To do that, we use some of the following-

  • Thermal foggers to neutralize airborne particles
  • Antimicrobial cleaning solutions to thwart their growth
  • Restitution of humidity levels appropriate to your home

When you call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300, you are engaging the best team to provide a total solution to your needs. With our help, your home can look and feel, “Like it never even happened.”

How Does a Fire Restoration Team Handle Soot and Smoke After a Fire?

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

Matchstick house on fire You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

A Fire Restoration Team in Oyster Bay Uses the Latest Technology to Remove Soot and Smoke After a Fire.

Fire restoration is a job for specialized technicians. Removing the traces of smoke and soot from your home is much more involved than simply wiping down surfaces and spraying air freshener. When your home in Oyster Bay is showing the aftermath of a fire, including the damage firefighters cause as they extinguish the flames, your best option is to call a professional service to help you remove it.

In Oyster Bay, fire damage and restoration services are the specialties of our team at SERVPRO. In our training with leaders in the industry, we have the opportunity to learn about the theory of fire, and how different elements impact the smoke’s path and the characteristics of the ensuing soot. We apply our theoretical background to real-life events on the field, achieving success in an efficient manner. When you reach out to us, our team is available around the clock to attend to your emergency as soon as it is safe to enter your home.

Does a restoration team do anything about the air in a home?

Fires leave behind visible residue, but they also leave remnants in the air, including a pungent smell. Our SERVPRO team has at its disposal industrial-grade equipment to help purify the air, and its use is preceded by our use of personal protective equipment for added protection. As we clean your home, we may use HEPA vacuums to remove particles from each surface along with cleaning solutions, and we complement those efforts by applying some of the following equipment to treat the air-

  • Air scrubbers
  • Ozone generators
  • Hydroxyl generators

Our team at SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is here to protect you and your health when disaster strikes. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us coordinate the restoration process. Like you, we want to minimize any loss while leaving your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Who Can Restore a Commercial Property After a Water Incident?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Specializes in Water Cleanup and Restoration in Commercial Establishments in Oyster Bay and its Surrounding Areas

Water leaks can happen in Oyster Bay homes as well as businesses. When they occur in a commercial setting, water restoration technicians need to know about working within the building's parameters and those of your specific industry. Resorting to a professional team makes the restoration process smoother and coordinated.

Commercial water cleanup services in Oyster Bay are successful with SERVPRO at the helm. Whether you run a gym, a daycare, or a warehouse, our staff is ready to tackle your specific needs. We follow the restoration path starting with water extraction until your premises are back to their original condition.

How can one verify that all water is extracted?

Our SERVPRO crew focuses on restoring humidity levels, not achieving zero-percent humidity, consistent with best practices. Our team relies on advanced technology to monitor those levels, and we react accordingly. Examples of relevant measuring tools include-

  • Moisture sensors to read levels in soft materials
  • Moisture meters which we can use underneath flooring or quantify moisture on hard surfaces
  • Thermo-hygrometers, which record both temperature and humidity for more robust data

Having the best tools for the job can make all the difference, and SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is a testament to that. Call us at (516) 464-3300 whenever you need expert help, and let us leave your business, “Like it never even happened.” 

An Old Home Is Leaking Water into the Walls, Who Can Fix it?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Montauk Point Lighthouse Old Buildings and Lighthouses in need of water restoration whether at Montauk Point or Glen Cove--Make the call to SERVPRO

Older Homes in Glen Cove Need SERVPRO to Restore Them When Leaks Are Detected

Imagine purchasing a home in Glen Cove that is full of character and interesting structural details. Now picture it with peeling paint and musty smell and no evident source of the problem. 

Calling a restoration team can help you identify where the problem lies and take action to remediate any damage.

For your water restoration needs in Glen Cove, call SERVPRO for our expert advice. Our crew arrives at your home with the latest water extraction equipment to detect water hiding within your walls and flooring soon after you call our 24/7 hotline. 

Our goal is to act efficiently, so your loss of time and money is minimal.

Can hardwood floors be restored after they absorb water?

Flooring is of primary concern for many of our SERVPRO clients, and our team knows that the preservation of hardwood planks is a delicate affair. All surfaces, including hardwood, hold an optimal humidity degree, and that level is our target. 

To extract water and measure our progress, our team relies on the following-

  • Moisture meters to probe into the planks and give us a moisture measurement
  • Dehumidifiers to aid in the water evaporation process
  • Drying mats to create negative pressure and suction water off the floor
  • Injectidry technology to circulate warm air in the subfloor as needed

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is here to take deliberate action when restoring your home. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us help preserve the character of your home and make it look “Like it never even happened.” 

Are Dehumidifiers Enough to Control Damage after a Water Leak?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Restoration of Your Home in Glen Cove Requires Specialized Equipment Beyond a Dehumidifier

Water leaks in Glen Cove homes can cause extensive damage if repairs take too long to happen. To avoid wasting time, homeowners can reach out to professional water restoration technicians to explore how far the water has migrated and take appropriate action. Failure to normalize humidity levels in your home could set the stage for complications, such as mold spreading across your walls.

Residents in Glen Cove with water damage in their homes have their needs covered by calling our SERVPRO crew as soon as they detect the issue. Our certified staff arrives at your home following best practices to prevent cross-contamination and keeping with safety recommendations for an efficient restoration process. Our goal is a timely intervention and mitigation of your loss, so your life carries on as usual.

Which equipment extracts water quickly?

Each area of your home may benefit from a different type of equipment or tool to remove excess water. Thankfully, our SERVPRO crew has options when considering the requirements of the job. Depending on whether water is affecting your flooring, furniture, or even your computers, we may take alternative routes to reach full restoration. Some of the most common techniques we apply are-

  • Truck-mounted pumps when there is a large volume of water to extract
  • Drying mats to remove humidity from hardwood floors
  • Dehumidifiers to extract water from an area of your home

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is ready to apply the latest and greatest in our field to protect your home. 

Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us dry your home until it looks, “Like it never even happened.”

Are Fire Restoration Technicians Necessary After a Small Fire?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Professional Teams Restore Homes in Oyster Bay Regardless of the Size of the Fire

A fire in your Oyster Bay home can happen at any time with no warning. All it takes is for a grease fire to erupt, or a candle living too close to something flammable. Whatever prompts the accident, recovering your home is your responsibility.

Fire damage in Oyster Bay homes should not be overwhelming when you have our professional SERVPRO team just a phone call away. We operate around the clock to respond to your needs, which we do by entering your home as soon as it is safe to inspect every corner to determine the extent of the damage. Once our team has a good grasp on the necessary steps specific to your needs, we jump into action.

What exactly does a fire restoration team do?

Fire restoration may sound intimidating, but once you realize how helpful an expert team like SERVPRO can be, you find reassurance. To relieve your stress, we also assist with your claims and communicate with your insurance adjuster. Our staff specializes in all aspects of fire restoration, including the following-

  • Water extraction
  • Dry-wall replacement
  • Deodorization
  • Disposal of non-salvageable materials

When you call our specialists at SERVPRO of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300, you can place your trust in our knowledge and experience. With the right tools and the right approach, we can leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

Who Can Provide Cleanup Services After a Pastry Shop Catches Fire?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Restoration Technicians Help Eliminate Smoke and Soot in a Glen Cove Pastry Shop

Owning a commercial establishment is not without its risks, and when your Glen Cove bakery catches on fire, you may feel like all is lost. As firefighting efforts finish, be it from the fire department or you holding an extinguisher, the mess around you may look overwhelming. In reality, only a professional fire restoration team can give you a real sense of how bad the damage is.

To assess the fire damage in your Glen Cove pastry shop, call our SERVPRO team and let us give you our expert opinion. Even though time is crucial in a restoration process, so is taking thoughtful action and avoiding further deterioration. Often jumping to clean a surface with the wrong cleaning solution can deepen your monetary loss and further disrupt your business operations. Instead, call our 24/7 hotline and let us draw up a plan specific to your needs.

What does a fire restoration technician do?

Our fire restoration technicians at SERVPRO involve themselves in all aspects of restoration, some of which you may not even realize. A full restoration job should include water extraction, surface cleanup, and deodorizing steps. Some of the equipment we may use to achieve these goals include-

  • Pumps and wet vacuums to remove standing water
  • Dry sponge cleaning to remove soot
  • Foggers to remove odors

A call to SERVPRO of Oyster Bay allows you to explore options to restore your business efficiently. Reach us at (516) 464-3300 and let us work for you until your pastry shop looks “Like it never even happened.”

Who Can Remove Floodwater in a Basement?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Specializes in Restoring Oyster Bay Homes After Flooding

Homes in Oyster Bay may suffer after copious rains cause damage throughout the area, and basements are particularly susceptible to rising water levels. With careful attention, homeowners may detect the problem shortly after it happens, but in some cases, water has time to permeate carpets, walls, and furniture before the homeowner finds out.

Homeowners dealing with storm damage in their Oyster Bay home can rely on SERVPRO to help them sort out the next steps. Restoration in a basement can be challenging due to limited access, but our industry-grade equipment and know-how, the process can be smoother. Invite our Green Fleet into your home and let us make an expert plan to restore your home as soon as possible.

Can wall-to-wall carpet be salvaged after a flood?

SERVPRO staff can help you determine which items to discard and what we can salvage. Due to the bacteria and debris living in floodwaters, we remove your carpets to protect your health. Other porous items such as upholstery and textiles may also need to be discarded while we apply cleaning and antimicrobial solutions to other surfaces. For the restoration to be complete, we focus on the following-

  • Water extraction
  • Achieving suitable humidity levels
  • Applying sanitizing solutions to prevent mold growth

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay gives you a team of experts when you call us at (516) 464-3300. Our experience and knowledge come together in your time of need to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

What Does Mitigation Mean for Oyster Bay Homeowners Looking for Help with Water Losses?

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house Guided by research-based best practices, SERVPRO assesses, plans, and implements efficient and effective mitigation in your water damaged home.

Communication Is an Essential Element of Water Damage Mitigation in Oyster Bay --  SERVPRO Keeps Homeowners Informed of the Purposes of Our Efforts

When you cope with a plumbing rupture or an appliance malfunction, the water can spread rapidly. The first thing upon which water damage recovery professionals focus is mitigation. Simply put, we need to mitigate, or halt, the incursion of water into building materials and the contents inside your Oyster Bay home. The reason is straightforward -- if items remain dry or moisture is removed quickly, it is unlikely that they will sustain damage.

What Are Examples of Professional Mitigation Interventions?
The strategies we use for water damage mitigation in your Oyster Bay home vary depending on the affected materials. Here are some common scenarios we might see and the approaches we select from among to respond:

Wet padding and carpeting
SERVPRO crews consider padding removal as it is relatively inexpensive to replace, and taking it out reduces the wicking of water into carpet fibers. Wanded extractors moving from the dry areas to wet mitigates the migration of water. Final weighted extraction, often with technicians standing on the equipment, pulls the bulk of the water out in preparation for the drying phase.

Water percolating through hardwood to subfloors
Finished hardwood surfaces resist water penetration well, but the joints between planks or strips permit water to drain to the unfinished plywood substrate. The damp subfloor transfers moisture to the hardwood's unfinished back and sides, causing cupping, a type of warping. Technicians use adhesive floor mats to pull water from all layers using negative air pressure delivered through attached hoses, mitigating progressive damage to floors.

Water collected in building cavities
Fluids caught between walls, over ceilings, and in other recesses require extraction. SERVPRO project managers evaluate how to most efficiently remove the trapped water as failure to mitigate results in the continual breakdown of porous materials and the creation of an environment conducive to mold growth. The choices for mitigation include:
    •    Sawn or drilled release holes in walls
    •    Flood cuts, where wallboard is removed from stud to stud from the floor up to several inches above the waterline
    •    Weep holes, punched through ceiling tiles to drain water

Guided by research-based best practices, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay assesses, plans, and implements efficient and effective mitigation in your water damaged home. Call us at (516) 464-3300 to learn about your options.

Who Should Handle Residual Water After a Water Leak is Fixed?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

hardwood floors, covered furniture Let SERVPRO Salvage Your Hardwood Flooring after a Major Water Leak in Your Glen Cove Home

SERVPRO Can Help Remove Water from Your Glen Cove Home Following a Leak

A leak in your Glen Cove home may take some time to show itself. You may suspect it when your utility bill is a bit higher, or when your hardwood floor seems uneven, but it takes an expert to identify the water source and address the damage.

Water removal services in Glen Cove are successful when placed in the hands of our SERVPRO technicians. Once the leak is under control, we proceed to identify where water is hiding by using tools such as infrared moisture detectors and other types of probes that guide us to its hiding places. As we travel through your home, we pay close attention to any items we need to discard or require specialty drying solutions.

Do hardwood floors recover from water damage? 

Humidity affects natural elements in specific ways. Our SERVPRO crew knows how to address buckling and cupping and restore the optimal humidity level for hardwood floors. In our approach, we resort to technology such as-

  • Drying mats
  • Injectidry technology
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers

With time and careful attention, our team at SERVPRO of Oyster Bay helps restore your home after a leak. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us leave your floors “Like it never even happened.”

How Bad Is it Not to Clean the Lint Trap in a Clothes Dryer?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

whisk cleaning clogged dryer vent SERVPRO Restores Your Fire Damaged Glen Cove Home and Cleans the Dryer Duct for Future Reoccurrences

Excessive Lint can Cause a Fire in your Glen Cove Home.

Homeowners everywhere, including Glen Cove, may occasionally forget to clean the lint trap in their clothes dryer. Ignoring this simple task can mark the beginning of a challenging time by posing a threat to your laundry area. A simple spark can ignite the lint, causing clothes, detergent, and cleaner to burst into flames.

Fire damage in Glen Cove caused by a household accident does not have to be overwhelming. Our SERVPRO team is available around-the-clock to respond to your emergency and put our knowledge and expertise to work. Working within safety parameters, we move quickly to avoid worsening conditions and to mitigate your loss.

Are household cleaners enough to clean fire damage?

The temptation to wipe everything clean with a household product is understandable, but you risk causing more damage to some surfaces. At SERVPRO, we consider our actions based on the item we are cleaning and target product application to each one. Plastics and polymers leave behind a residue different from wood and natural fibers, and we make sure to allow for this difference. Our team typically employs the following-

  • Abrasive cleaning solutions
  • Airborne cleaners (also help with odor)
  • Dry sponge cleaning

We also inspect the ducting system that ports the hot, moist air to the exterior of your home. Lint in the filter may also indicate a restricted flow of forced air from the clothes dryer. We can use mechanical devices like whisks and vacuums to free the airways.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is ready to help. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us leave your laundry room “Like it never even happened.”

Who Can Handle the Cleanup Process After a Garage Catches on Fire?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

air scrubber porting air via window to exterior SERVPRO's Advanced Equipment Like this Air Scrubber Rig Helps Restore Oyster Bay Homes to Good Indoor Air Quality after a Fire.

Fire Restoration Technicians Can Help Restore Your Oyster Bay Garage After a Fire

The garage of your Oyster Bay home may catch on fire for many different reasons. Maybe your clothes dryer malfunctions or a flammable substance combusts, causing flames to erupt and leave soot and smoke in your garage and even inside your home. Before you even start sorting through the remains, call a reputable company to help you with the process.

Homeowners in Oyster Bay facing fire damage can rely on our SERVPRO team for our expert advice. We are certified in our industry to apply the latest technology to remove the fire’s consequences, including ashes and soot and the foul smell most incidents leave behind.

How does a fire restoration technician eliminate odors?

At SERVPRO, we understand how the smoke travels from the garage through your vents and into your home. As a result, we focus on using our industrial-grade equipment to neutralize and eliminate odor molecules lingering in the air. Some equipment we may use includes-

  • Ozone generators
  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers

Whether the fire starts in the garage or your kitchen, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay can help you address it all. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us leave your garage “Like it never even happened.”

Who Can Address Damage Caused by a Sprinkler System?

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Professional Water Restoration Technicians Can Restore Your Glen Cove Business After Sprinklers Malfunction

Imagine being a business owner in Glen Cove and receiving a call letting you know that the sprinkler system has activated, and your office and inventory are soaking wet. Regardless of how you handle the issue with your landlord, insurance, or property manager, you know that time is of the essence. 

Call a reputable restoration company as soon as possible and mitigate your loss by acting quickly.

In Glen Cove, water damage in commercial settings is a job for SERVPRO. We know that disruptions to your business directly impact your bottom line, and we work diligently to extract water and dry your work-place efficiently. Our team is available around-the-clock to be faster to the job site and return business operations to normal.

Is a dehumidifier enough to remove standing water?

Dehumidifiers help extract water and control humidity levels, but our SERVPRO crew has industrial equipment to accelerate the process and provide targeted solutions for each affected area. Some examples are below-

  • Drying mats to suction excess moisture from flooring materials
  • Injecti-dry technology to circulate warm air within wall cavities
  • Wand extractors to reach behind cabinets and hard-to-access surfaces

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is a valuable resource in your time of need. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and allow us to leave your business “Like it never even happened.”

Who Takes Care of Extracting Contaminated Water from a Flooded Home?

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Extracts Contaminated Water from Oyster Bay Homes Following a Flood

Floodwaters in an Oyster Bay home can cause significant issues, and most homeowners are well aware that quick action is essential to restoring the house. However, deciding where floodwaters and discarded items go may be unclear. When you call a professional restoration team, you don’t need to worry about these details because they know how to proceed.

In Oyster Bay, flood damage issues are quickly addressed by our team at SERVPRO. Not only do we have the equipment necessary to dry and disinfect your home, but we also know how to navigate local ordinances and environmental requirements when disposing of dirty water and unsalvageable items. By calling us as soon as the emergency occurs, you access our expertise while mitigating your loss.

Does floodwater require special handling?

When floodwater enters your home, it brings debris and other pathogens into your household. 

Extracting it with powerful pumps is not sufficient to protect your family, so we take additional steps such as-

  • Cleaning surfaces with antimicrobial solutions
  • Removing items beyond repair
  • Replacing drywall as appropriate

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is a phone call away when disaster strikes. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us work on your home until it feels “Like it never even happened.”

How Can Stress-Free Fire Smoke Odor Cleanup Be Achieved in Oyster Bay Properties?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Woman holding her nose Call SERVPRO after you experience a fire incident, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

SERVPRO Combines Various Approaches When Deodorizing Properties to Guarantee the Right Outcome. 

The smells that build up in a property after fire incidents are uncomfortable. However, the processes needed to remove them can also present some challenges.  SERVPRO can deodorize your Oyster Bay property using the most convenient approaches.   

What challenges can I encounter during fire smoke odor cleanup at my Oyster Bay home? 

  • Moisture damage to horizontal surfaces and contents when using water-based products   
  • Some products, such as thermal foggers, are flammable and might reignite fires 
  • Fogging agents can leave oily residues on surfaces 
  • Stubborn odors may not go away easily 

Odor removal requires a proper understanding of the situation.  Odorous materials can be suspended in the air, deposited on the surface of materials, or deeply embedded in materials if they are porous. Our SERVPRO technicians recognize this, thus tackling the problem from different angles.  When cleaning surfaces and contents and surfaces affected by the fire, we mix water-based deodorizers with the cleaning solutions to remove odors from the surfaces.  We also ventilate the property using high-velocity air movers that can move 1000 to 3000 cubic feet of air, a minute, thus removing all the odor particles suspended in the air. 

How can I remove the odors embedded in materials? 

The odor you smell is made up of physical particles. However, they are small enough to penetrate deep into materials. There is a need to reach such particles and neutralize them to remove all traces of odors. The product or method used when deodorizing the area should easily penetrate the materials. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on: 

  • Thermal foggers which reduce deodorizer particles to as little as 0.5 micron 
  • ULV misters which produce 20-60 micron-sized deodorizer particles 
  • Ozone generators and photocatalytic which produce free radicals that neutralize odor molecules 

With the right resources, cleaning up odors is not complicated. Call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300 to help remove odor from your property, “Like it never even happened.” 

How Can Mold Get Remedied for Oyster Bay Schools?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

gloved hands and swap testing a mold sample SERVPRO provides mold remediation to commercial and municipal buildings in the Oyster Bay Area. We can work closely with Industrial Hygienists.

Microbial growth in a local school can become a health hazard to students and faculty without our competent SERVPRO team's immediate remediation efforts.

When you suspect mold growth in your Oyster Bay school, there is little time to waste to know for sure. Being a mold remediation company in the state of New York, restoration of these damaging situations always involves third-party mold inspectors to provide unbiased air sampling and testing to determine if mold exists and the concentrations of spores.

Mold damage in Oyster Bay schools can become a threatening presence for students and faculty without appropriate containment and remediation strategies. The sooner our technicians and professionals can slow the spread of this organism, the more of the structure and contents that our team can protect. Remediation can often get broken down into a few simple steps:

  • Mold Assessment and Inspection – If you suspect mold growth, a third-party inspector can test and sample the area to determine the need for remediation. This is generally accomplished by an IH Industrial Hygienist.
  • Containment – Once the damaged areas have been established, physical barriers and negative air chambers can be vital in stopping the spread of mold spores to other areas of the school property.
  • Content Relocation – Public schools have finite resources, so we work to protect these items and books whenever possible through relocation. 
  • Colony Removal – Remediation often focuses most on the removal of active colonization, and we can achieve this through sanding, antimicrobial products, and controlled demolition. 
  • Deodorization – Fogging is often the most efficient approach for neutralizing musty odors after water and flood damages.

Does SERVPRO Require Third Party Contractors for Build Back?

Because our roster has become rounded with competent and experienced general and mold contractors, we can waste no time repairing and reconstructing the school. These contractors also respond with the emergency team to seal up structural vulnerabilities if they exist.

Mold damages can be threatening without prompt remediation. Our SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team can help by calling (516) 464-3300.

What Are Acceptable Drying Times After Flood Damage in Oyster Bay Homes?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO Professionals Seek to Provide Efficient Restoration and Drying Efforts After a Flood Loss, and This Requires Multiple Tools and Devices 

Here in New York, Oyster Bayresidents have become familiar with devastating winter and summer storms that can damage roofs and siding on homes and businesses. Structural vulnerabilities allow direct flood penetration from runoff and snowmelt, making it vital to temporarily seal up these openings while mitigation work can get started. 

Flood damage in Oyster Bay homes can impact many different types of materials ranging in porosity and permeance. Our SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team of water restoration professionals can choose the most efficient paths to thoroughly dry damaged areas, materials, and contents within the property. Drying times vary based on the affected materials, and successful moisture removal and evaporation is often a combination of several tools and equipment, including: 

  • Centrifugal Air Movers 
  • Floor Drying Mats 
  • Positive Pressure Systems 
  • Axial Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers 
  • Portable Electric Heaters  

How Fast Can Materials Get Dried?  

The time and devices used for moisture removal and evaporative drying vary from drywall and carpeting to hardwood flooring and fixtures. Because drying does not occur all at once, and the restoration process can often take several days, knowing average drying times for different materials establishes moisture removal success. 

  • Porous – Hygroscopic materials like carpeting can absorb water quickly, but it can often be one of the first elements to recover when drying begins. Drying progress is often evident in as little as 24 hours.
  • Semi-Porous – Wood framing and subflooring materials are less absorbent, but can still become damaged by standing water concerns. With ideal equipment placement, progress should occur within three visits. 
  • Lower Permeability – Concrete subflooring and hardwood floors are lower permeant materials, slowing the drying and recovery. These should show progress within four visits.
  • Salt Water Intrusion-- The corrosive nature of salt requires fast removal and rinsing of contacted materials and contents. 

Our SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team is ready to help restore flood damage to your home. Give us a call today at (516) 464-3300. 

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My Dishwasher Overflowed In My Oyster Bay Home, Now What?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

A woman standing in front of an overflowing dishwasher. Even the smallest of leaks can leave issues, trust SERVPRO to assist you through the process.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Damage and Begin the Restoration Process

At first glance, you may not be concerned with your tile or wood flooring after a major overflow from the dishwasher or other household appliance. However, if there are any cracks in the waterproof coating or any other vulnerabilities under an appliance, for example, the wood or subflooring may absorb moisture, causing further damage. 

What if My Tile and Hardwood Flooring Sustain Damage?

Water removal in your Oyster Bay home can be challenging, mainly if the moisture is not evident. Although there may be no visible issues at first, it is critical to inspect your flooring right away for moisture using moisture detection equipment. The drying and restoration process should begin before you see any buckling to increase the chances of saving the floor. As time goes on, nails begin pulling, and the floor warps, becoming more difficult to dry and return to preloss conditions. 

What are the Benefits of Using a Floor Mat Drying System?

  • Works to save the floors rather than replacing them.
  • Controlled drying to reach desired moisture content levels in impacted areas only. 
  • Injectidry equipment directs warm air under the floor mats through hoses, allowing for gradual drying while extracting extra moisture. 

Are there other options?

In Upstate NY, many homes have basements, so drying your subfloors from beneath the living area may be a less disruptive option than using floor mats or pulling up flooring. 

SERVPRO technicians aim to repair and restore damage rather than ripping up and replacing expensive hardwood or ceramic tiling floors. Throughout the drying process, technicians measure moisture levels to make sure your flooring is neither over dried or under dried and returned to previous levels. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for 24/7 assistance at (516) 464-3300.

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Can I Get Ash Out of Carpets?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

black ashes from a fire symbol SERVPRO Can Extract Ashes from Your Oyster Bay Home's Carpeting after a Fire-Damaging Event--"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Fire Damage Technicians are Experts at Removing Soils from your Oyster Bay Home.

How does ash get into carpets?

Furnace puff backs, as well as open fires, can spit ash into your Oyster Bay home. These damages can affect carpets, particularly severely, because carpet fibers are naturally porous. Foot traffic over the affected area can drive ash or soot further into the carpet fibers while applying water can result in adverse damage to the laminated layers themselves or set the soot even deeper into the fibers. Carpet restoration requires a complex skillset and comprehensive knowledge of how different types of fibers, soils, or ash respond to cleaning methods. Our team can assess the level of harm and proceed with a tailored approach to restore your carpets rather than replace them, whenever possible.

Can I Remove Ash from Carpets Myself?

There is a high risk of worsening fire damage in your Oyster Bay home by applying the wrong products or solutions to a carpet. You should check with the manufacturer to find out which solutions they recommend for carpet cleaning. Some rugs may only respond well to dry cleaning methods like vacuuming or emulsifying powders. Others may benefit from hot water extraction methods. SERVPRO technicians usually follow up a carpet cleaning solution with a rotary brush to buffer the carpet and return fibers to their preloss condition.

How can I test carpets to find the right cleaning response?

  • Check with the carpet manufacturer for recommended cleaning methods
  • Apply dry-cleaning methods first to avoid potential damages
  • Test cleaning solutions on a small, discrete area of the fibers before applying to the full-carpet
  • Conduct a pH level test on ashes to determine the correct cleaning product; neutral, acidic, or alkaline

Or, you can call SERVPRO to dispatch a (CCT) carpet cleaning technician accredited by the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and garner your best chance of salvaging your prized carpeting.

If carpets in your home are ruined by ash, contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay at (516) 464-3300.

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