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Fun Halloween Activities in Suffolk County

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Community Fun Halloween Activities in Suffolk County Have some Halloween fun in Suffolk County this weekend!

Here at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, our community means everything to us. Our employees, clients, families, and friends all live and work in this community that we call home. When it comes to celebrating Halloween, Suffolk County takes things to the next level. Here are some of the places and events that we love to attend during this ‘spooky season:’  

Woodside Nursery 

N Patchogue, NY

631-758-1491

This nursery has all of the family activities you could want and it is a great way to spend a spectacular Fall day. There is a Scooby Doo Mystery Machine exhibit and a replica of the World’s Largest Pumpkin. There are also plenty of real life pumpkins for you and your family to take home as well!

Haunted River Tours

Brookhaven, NY

631-803-8698

This river ride up and down the Carmans River is going to have some evil twists and turns along the way. There will be ghosts and monsters waiting in the forests for you and maybe even some surprises in the river itself.

The Great Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Sail

Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon

October 28th

Fifty professionally carved jack-o-lanterns float down the lake as children and families participate in crafts, games and Halloween activities. It is a beautiful sight to see at night and people continue to return year after year. This is a great way to celebrate Halloween as a family!

Darkside Haunted House

Wading River, NY

631-369-SCAR

This should NOT be your go to family activity for these last few weekends of October! This Haunted House is bigger and scarier than ever and even the most brave souls have trouble finishing the route. It’s a great place for date night or a friends night out, but you don’t want to scare the little ones for life!

Enjoy your Halloween and if you are ever in need of fire, water, storm, or mold restoration, the SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma team has your back!

The Dangers of Mold Damage After a Storm

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Dangers of Mold Damage After a Storm Mold can be dangerous if it isn't dealt with right away!

The flooding after storms like Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma and Sandy left thousands of families without homes. As if that wasn’t already bad enough, they had to deal with the lingering threat of mold damage during the restoration process. The SERVPRO Disaster Relief team was there to help during these storms and will be there for the storms to come:

How Can Mold Form?

When flooding of this magnitude occurs in an area, a new ecosystem is introduced to that space and fungal growth is soon to follow, due to increased moisture. Mold grows and reproduces through little spores that can float through the air and are invisible to the naked eye. When surfaces in your home or business become moist due to flooding, these spores attach to those surfaces to survive. If enough of them accumulate on your walls, ceiling, or floor, you have a potential health issue on your hands.

Some Health Risks Associated With Mold

For people who are sensitive to mold, health risks can come into play with repeated exposure. That is why it is so important to act fast and call in the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma.  

Here at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we offer mold remediation and restoration services that are second to none in the industry. The mold problem can be treated and restored with our advanced solutions and we treat every situation we come across with a unique approach. You’re in good hands when you choose the mold restoration experts at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma.

To schedule mold remediation and restoration services, call 631-585-0007 or request help online!

The Most Common Fire Hazards In the Beginning of Fall

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Most Common Fire Hazards In the Beginning of Fall These tips will help keep you and your family safe this Fall!

The leaves are starting their transformation, the Halloween decorations are going up and Fall is officially in full swing. We want you to enjoy all of the amazing Fall activities that Suffolk County has to offer, before you do, here are some fire hazards to check:

Halloween Decorations

This isn’t as big of a light show season as December, but a lot of people in the Ronkonkoma area like to go all out for Halloween!  We love the holiday spirit, so let’s take a look at some safety tips that can keep everyone out of harm’s way:

  • Inspect light strings to look for fraying or corrosion.
  • Don’t string lights with burnt out bulbs.  Even one burnt out bulb can turn into a hazard.
  • Don’t use outdoor lights to decorate the inside of your home, unless they are indoor/outdoor certified.
  • Take lights down within 60-90 days of putting them up.

Fall Scented Candles

Candles in the bedroom/bathroom cause close to 1/3 of all house fires in America.  People expect to light them, walk away and return to a nice relaxed atmosphere.  What you can get is the exact opposite!  We know the Apple and Pumpkin spiced candles are very hot right now… literally.... just remember to never leave a lit candle unattended, at any time of year.

Malfunctioning Electrical Appliances

Kuerigs and coffee pots become even more popular this time of year and nobody wants you to go without your coffee, but we have to be responsible.  If you have noticed any sparking or strange shut downs with your outlet, it could be because your appliances are outdated.  Let’s get rid of that old coffee pot which could be overloading your circuit and switch over to the more energy efficient Kuerig this Fall.

Fires are an unfortunate possibility of owning a home, which we may experience at one point or another.  If a fire happens to occur in your home while you are distracted, sleeping, or at work, the damage can be severe.  We know it is tough to cope with but your family at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma has your back.  We will take all of the necessary steps to restore your home, so you can relax and watch as everything quickly returns to normal.

To schedule restoration services, call 631-585-0007 or book an appointment on our website!

What Can Be Restored After a Storm?

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Can Be Restored After a Storm? Our team is hard at work cleaning up the mess in Houston and Florida!

When a disaster strikes, it is important to react quickly and effectively to limit damage. Our job is to clean up the mess. You can help by calling us quickly and taking the following steps:

Things You Can Try

  • If it is being caused by a leaking pipe, the FIRST thing you should do is shut down the main water valve in your home to limit damage!
  • You can start with the obvious mopping and blotting techniques if this is applicable.
  • Try to wipe as much moisture as you can from any wooden furniture so that it doesn’t seep into the wood fibers.
  • Place aluminum foil or some kind of water resistant barrier between wet carpeting and your furniture.
  • Move expensive items out of harm's way.
  • Remove area rugs and hang them outside to dry.

Call in the Professionals

When water damage gets serious, there is really only one team to call-- SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma! Our team is highly qualified and trained in water restoration techniques and we LOVE helping people. Our team is currently in Florida lending a hand with relief efforts and this is the very reason why we love what we do. We help real people like you every single day!

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • We provide 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • We are a Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • We are Locally Owned and Operated
  • We are apart of the larger SERVPRO family, which means we have access to the best equipment and technology in the business.

Every water restoration situation is unique and we treat them that way. Our experts will come in, assess your damage, take the proper remediation steps to limit damage and then work hand in hand with your insurance company to restore your home to what it was before. We are here for you in these very stressful times and we are only a phone call away!

To schedule water restoration services, call 631-585-0007 or contact us online for fast and easy scheduling.

How Do You Restore Hurricane Damage?

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Restoring damage from a catastrophic event is not easy. We’re not talking about a pipe burst in your basement, we’re talking about anything from minimal damage to whole homes and businesses being washed away in the wreckage. Here at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we have been there through the storms in the past and we will be there through the storms in the future. If you have to go through this with someone, make it your SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma family:

Safety Always Comes First

When it comes to powerful storms like Harvey and Irma, the first thing on your mind should be safety. As you are preparing your home for the storm, be sure to take pictures for the insurance companies and move all valuables to a safe location. If your local government issues an evacuation, prepare your home as best as you can and be sure to follow their instructions.

A Dedicated Work Force

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of the best of the best in the restoration business. We were there in Houston and Southern Florida and continue to work diligently at this very moment to help put people’s lives and businesses back together. We have helped residential and commercial property owners return to normalcy after MAJOR losses and that ability to help out those in need is what motivates us.

A History of Success

When it comes to large scale disasters, the SERVPRO family bands together! We can mobilize up to 1,700 Franchisees nationwide and with their level of expertise, your property will look as good as new in no time. In the past decade, we have had restoration success after these catastrophic events:

  • Hurricanes Harvey & Irma (2017)
  • Hurricane Sandy (2012)
  • Polar Vortex (2014)
  • Nashville Floods (2010)
  • Hurricane Ike (2008)
  • Chicago Floods (2007)
  • California Wildfires (2007)

To learn more about Hurricane Safety and how you can donate to the victims of Harvey and Irma, click here!

Why You Should Choose SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Community Why You Should Choose SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma Our team is Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Whether it be fire, water or mold issues you are dealing with, we are here to help! Our staff is licensed and certified to perform only the highest quality restoration services. When you choose SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, you know you’re in the best hands out there. We’ll have your home looking as good as new in no time:

Industry Leaders

Here at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we have seen it all. We handle fire, water and mold restoration of all sizes, and there isn’t a job out there we can’t complete. We know that these unfortunate situations are a major burden, but we will minimize that stress as much as possible. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our Staff

Our staff is our greatest asset. Not only are they amazing at what they do, but they are also just pleasant people to be around. We would never send someone into your home that we wouldn’t want in ours! Aside from their personalities, they are also qualified to handle any job that comes their way. From SERVPRO’s corporate trainings to IICRC- industry certifications, our team has it all!

We Take Care of Everything

We provide 24/7 Emergency Service for your convenience, because we know these things don’t work on the 9-5 clock. We know how stressful these times can be, so we work with your insurance company every step of the way. When you give SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma a call, you’re getting a partner that is going to walk you through these very difficult times.

If you have recently dealt with water, fire or mold damage, we want you to take a deep breath because our team is ready to save the day! If you live in Ronkonkoma, Hauppauge, Islandia or Central Islip, we look forward to helping you through this unfortunate situation.

To schedule an estimate, call 631-585-0007 or request help online for faster service!