Recent Storm Damage Posts

SERVPRO's Storm Team is Prepared to Help

7/8/2022 (Permalink)

Two houses are partially under water after a flood. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week when flooding threatens your home. Call us today!

June of 2022 broke several records for temperature highs throughout the country this year. Experts believe this is only the beginning of what will surely be a very hot summer. In cities across the south records are being broken for consecutive days of low temperatures staying over 80 degrees where no relief from heat can be found, even at night. This prolonged drought and high heat are setting up many of these areas for flash floods if and when rains do come. This is because the hardened, dry ground will not be able to absorb water quickly enough if a large rain or tropical storm were to sweep through states like Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. Large rain events in these areas are not uncommon during hurricane season. In fact, over the past few years it has been slow moving tropical storms and hurricanes carrying tons of moisture that have caused the most property damage to homes and commercial properties in the United States. There is little people can do to prepare for these types of storms other than to listen to their local authorities and be ready to move if a home or commercial property is in the path of storms or flooding. Of course if damage does occur we will be available to help. Our team of experienced storm management and disaster restoration technicians are prepared for when the next big storm comes to New England, New York, or anywhere in the country if we are called to help!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

a postage stamp from oyster bay SERVPRO is looking forward to hearing all about the Gold Coast mansions!

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.

Celebrate Small Businesses in Oyster Bay and Get Great Deals

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Town of Oyster Bay seal in Gold and Black SERVPRO of Oyster Bay proudly supports our community's small businesses.

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.

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

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon man standing on roof of flooded house Don't despair when your home is flooded and you feel stranded! Call SERVPRO for floodwater extraction, drying, and full restoration.

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.

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

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

tech using ULV for fogging elevator lobby Whether it is your Glen Cove condo or the elevator lobby, SERVPRO applies a fogging disinfection against contamined flood waters to complete the job

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 Remove Floodwater in a Basement?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

corner and floor, with carpet removed SERVPRO generally recommends that we discard contaminated carpeting after groundwater flooding in your Oyster Bay residence.

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.”

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.”

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

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

lightning and heavy rain on dark blue background Storms can bring flooding. SERVPRO is always on call for complete restoration and remediation.

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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