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Our Step-by-Step Fire Restoration Process | SERVPRO of Oyster Bay

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

Fire blazing out of the upper windows of a home, sending smoke and ash up on the roof House fires are traumatic events. Call SERVPRO of Oyster Bay to help restore your home so you can focus on what matters.

One of the experiences that homeowners never want to have is suffering through a house fire. While you may jump into an adrenaline-fueled reaction when the fire initially breaks out, the shock and reality of your situation will eventually set in once the flames are out and the fire department has left.

No matter how your fire started or how destructive it became, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is here to help you with your entire restoration. We will jump right into action at the first phone call, and we won’t stop until you are 100% satisfied. Read on to learn more about our fire damage restoration process and how we can help you in your time of need.

Call Us First

House fires commonly occur at night, which is why our emergency response team is available 247. We want you to call us as soon as the fire is out so we can get started on creating your recovery plan.

We will ask you many questions about the nature of the fire and the extent of the damage, with the intention of ensuring your recovery is tailored to your home’s specific needs.

Once we have a better idea of your home’s situation, we will pack up our trucks with the materials and equipment we need and head to you! We will visit with you for a bit and then do a walkthrough of the damage so we can inspect it firsthand.

Once our plan is set, we get to work securing your home to prevent further damage. This can include boarding up windows or laying tarps over your possessions to prevent further damage while we are working.

Removing the Debris

We start the process by removing anything that the fire damaged from your home. This includes any destroyed possessions or building materials, as well as leftover soot and ash from the fire. In addition, we also start drying out any excess water since many fire-damaged homes also have water damage because of the water hoses used to extinguish the flames.

After we have removed the debris and soot, we will clean your space and every room in your home that was impacted either by the flames or residual smoke odors. We deep-clean, deodorize and sanitize every surface to ensure your home is ready for the reconstruction process.

The Return to Glory

The time has finally come to address your repairs and get your home back to its preloss condition. We can handle anything from minor painting or patching jobs all the way up to entire rebuilds of rooms or sections of your home.

We are detailed enough to ensure your home is exactly how it was from before the fire, and we will keep working until the fire becomes only a distant memory. Call us for a complete and thorough fire restoration at any time.

Suffering a house fire can be overwhelming. Let SERVPRO of Oyster Bay minimize your losses and handle your restoration!

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay: Fire Damage Restoration Long Island

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising from a commercial building that is on fire. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available 24 hours, everyday. Call us when fire damage requires immediate attention.

SERVPRO of Oyster Bay offers fire damage repair and restoration services to Long Island. Our team of franchises was established in Westerly, Rhode Island 20 years ago. Today, we offer quality restoration services to New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, as well as Rhode Island.

It is crucial to respond quickly when a fire occurs in a residential or commercial building. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is on standby and available to assist you. Our team will remove all damaged property as soon as the building is safe for us to enter. If a fire occurs in a residential home, we will consult with the homeowners to determine which items they are most concerned about. These items could include electronics such as computers, or any other item that is essential to the homeowner. We can speed up the cleaning and, if the items are not damaged beyond repair, will prioritize their restoration so they can be back within 24 hours. We will also be in close contact with the homeowners insurance company to provide daily communication during the entire restoration process.

If a fire has been set on a commercial property, we will work with any parties that require our restoration services. In order to restore the building, as well as the property and personal belongings of the business owners, we might work with the property managers, the property owners and any other business owners. We can scale up our services to manage large commercial property and multiple clients simultaneously. Our team will complete the restoration, clean-up, and odor elimination services. We also offer construction and repair services.

If your property has suffered fire damage, has had a puff back/HVAC problem, or suffers from any other smoke/soot damage, please call us immediately. We're ready to assist!

Fire Damage Clean Up and Repair Available 24/7

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks & Vans parked outside a building. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay locally provides 24/7 Fire Damage Repair & Clean Up Services

A fire can quickly overwhelm your property. It can be difficult to assess the damage. You will need to make several decisions quickly, depending on how severe the damage has been. Our team is here for you to guide you through the entire process and to relieve some of the strain. A project manager will immediately assess the damage upon first arrival. They will also offer help to protect the property in the event that the fire has left the property exposed to the elements.

Our team can then start to work with your insurance company to quickly begin restoration. We do everything quickly to minimize property damage, and speed up the restoration process. To ensure you have complete coverage throughout the entire process, we can give all the necessary information to your insurance company. We also offer transparent and upfront pricing on any required repairs and reconstruction. This allows for you to quickly submit the reconstruction estimates to your insurer and avoid costly fees for services that might not be covered. SERVPRO's Quality Workmanship Guarantee backs all our construction work. This guarantees that your job will be done well.

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.

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 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)

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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.

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.

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

5/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle & firetruck Call SERVPRO for help with fire damages immediately. We will get your property back to its original condition.

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!

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.

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.

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

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Black and white map of Glen Cove, NY We are here to help the residents of Glen Cove with fire damage restoration.

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.

Who Can Professionally Clean a Home After a Fire?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

floating packing boxes cartons Let SERVPRO Pack-Out Your Fire Damaged Items from Your Oyster Bay Home for Off-Site Cleaning, then return them, "Like it never even happened."

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.” 

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

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

female extinguishing kitchen flareup Prevent Significant Fire Damage in Your Glen Cove kitchen by keeping a fire extinguisher handy--under the sink. Or Call SERVPRO for Restoration

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.”

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.”

Are Fire Restoration Technicians Necessary After a Small Fire?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

model house with insurance shield SERVPRO Cautions Oyster Bay Homeowners to Have Adequate Insurance Coverage for Water and Fire Damage

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.” 

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.”

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.