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SERVPRO Summer 2023 Tips & Tricks for Mold

7/6/2023 (Permalink)

If your house is feeling extra sticky this time of year, it can be a breeding ground for harmful microbial growth. Use these tips to help prevent growth in your home.

  1. Manage Indoor Temps-Mold thrives at temperatures of about 77 F, use Ac to keep your house cool. 
  2. Keep Moisture Out-Ensure doors and windows are sealed, especially when it rains. Use bathroom fans and avoid large spills or standing water. 
  3. Dehumidifiers are key-Use a dehumidifier in places that are prone to being humid, like your basement. 
  4. Monitor Humidity Levels-Use a hygrometer to measure the relative humidity to ensure your home's humidity level is below 50%

Stay cool, folks! For questions about mold, give us a call.

Disaster Restoration Professionals You Can Trust

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

A commercial property has been left neglected after a fire. Fire damage repair and restoration near you, available 24/7.

Emotions can run high when you are forced to contact a disaster company. You need a restoration company that will respond quickly to your situation. Anything less is unacceptable. SERVPRO is the best company to call when your property has been damaged by water damage, fire, mold or storm. Our team is prepared to handle any emergency based on client's needs. Our team can handle any type of disaster. We can quickly dry out damaged structures, repair or restore buildings that have been affected by flooding or storms, as well as provide sanitation cleanup services for those whose safety and health are at risk. When it is time for disaster management, cleanup and restoration, our team can do it all.

We can also start construction immediately, which will speed up your recovery after a disaster. We make the process simple by moving from restoration to repair and offering all services required to restore your property.

Hopefully you won't need us in the very near future. However, if disaster strikes, you should call us immediately. We will be there to help you quickly, and we'll provide a transparent and upfront estimate for your restoration needs.

Trusted Commercial Restoration Experts Serving Long Island

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A hard hat and building plans are on a table in front of a construction site. SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is available to manage your commercial property restoration project, call us today to learn more.

Commercial property damage can be caused by flooding, fire, flood, mold, neglect, storms and the like. The company that will restore it should be experienced in commercial property disaster restoration. This is because a commercial property requires additional knowledge in many areas such as construction type, insurance & claim processes, equipment type and more. 

We are your local experts for commercial repair and restoration management. Our team has been called upon on multiple occasions to manage large commercial properties when restoration and construction are needed.

Our team is quick, responsive and knowledgeable. They are also trusted as repeat contractors when damaged properties are managed by the same property management team. We offer transparent pricing, detailed communications daily, and transparency throughout the construction project. We can rapidly scale up our services and provide more equipment as well as labor as needed. We are able to work in multiple shifts which expedites the process. We offer additional services, such as construction, cleaning, and demolition.

Contact us immediately if the commercial property you own is damaged, neglected or ready to be refinished! Call us today to schedule a review on your property and project today.

SERVPRO Teams Are Prepared for the 2022 Hurricane Season

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a hurricane from space. SERVPRO storm damage restoration and storm management is available 24/7, call us any time you need us.

The 2022 hurricane season is almost here. Colorado State University researchers are anticipating an above-average Atlantic season, with at minimum 19 named storms and nine hurricanes. They predict that 4 of the hurricanes in 2022 will be a category three or higher storm. Our SERVPRO Franchises have extensive coverage of New York and New England's most vulnerable coastlines. We have successfully restored property from all of the major storms that hit our territories over the past decade. This makes us one of America's most experienced storm management teams. We have been called in to assist with restoration efforts in areas like Houston, Florida and Louisiana following major storms that caused devastating damage.

How do we offer the best storm management?

  • We provide transparent and effective response to your damage. We keep you updated with daily communication and updates.
  • We have a workforce ready to go, and can move quickly. If necessary, we can work in multiple shifts to provide the most efficient and effective clean-up and restoration.
  • We provide air-moving and humidification equipment. Our equipment can be scaled quickly to support large commercial restoration projects across multiple properties.
  • Once restoration is complete, we can provide you with a fast and accurate quote on your reconstruction build. SERVPRO's workmanship guarantee backs our talented and highly-skilled construction team.

You can contact us at any time if you need our assistance. We are available for assistance before, during, and after storms. However, it is best to contact us BEFORE a storm strikes so that we can create your Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). This allows us quick and easy access the information we consider pertinent to your property in case of an imminent storm.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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!

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

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

poly containment of doors in hallway SERVPRO erects containment barriers to help prevent cross-contamination during mold remediation services in Oyster Bay

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.”

Can Mold Develop Overnight?

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

CREW WEARING PPE SERVPRO Mold Remediation Crew Is the Company of Choice for the Greater Glen Cove Area. We Are Dressed to Kill (Mold)

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.” 

Do Restoration Companies Help Clean Foreclosed Properties?

10/3/2020 (Permalink)

interior vacant house in disrepair SERVPRO Technicians Can Clean and Repair Vacant Homes in the Greater Oyster Bay Area. A premier company that is Faster To Any Size Disaster

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.”

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.” 

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.”

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.”