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What Can Be Restored After a Storm?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Our team is hard at work cleaning up the mess in Louisiana and Florida! - Image of empty boxes Our team is hard at work cleaning up the mess in Louisiana 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 631-296-0465 or contact us online for fast and easy scheduling.

How SERVPRO Can Help Prevent Mold

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage & Mold Mold remediation requires trained experts

As winter makes its permanent descent on Long Island, the harsh reality of the effects it can have on your home become more apparent. In addition to the snowfall and ice, mold is a commonly found issue in many homes when the temperature drops. For a number of reasons, mold should be something you’re looking out for year round and we’ve got a few of the main sources and causes below!

Moisture Attracts Mold

As you’re probably aware, mold is fueled by moisture, and when it’s in your home it can cause big problems. If you’re encountering a leaky pipe or cracked fixture, the escaping water might be leading to fast-spreading mold spores, who are thriving on your misfortune. If you believe you’re experiencing this, it’s imperative to have it taken care of as soon as possible.

An Odd Smell

Mold is an unmistakable sight and it’s typically easy to pick out when it’s beginning to form inside of your home. What’s even easier, however, is the smell that it gives off in the area in which it’s prominent. A musty strong odor that you’re not used to smelling is a huge factor in not only knowing that you’re experiencing mold, but finding it too. The smell can typically lead you to the main source, which will allow you to have it properly remediated.

Humid Air

Let’s face it — the winter months are dry, with little humidity in the air. Too much humidity in your home, however, can also lead to mold spreading. Moist, damp heat is a paradise for mold spores, and believe it or not they can also travel through the air and into different parts of your home. Make sure you’re monitoring your home’s humidity level (roughly below 45 percent), and periodically check for any sign of mold growth in areas in which the moisture is at a higher percentage.

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is a locally owned and operated business with the team and resources to handle any sized mold disaster. We know that issues like these can be stressful, especially during the winter, and we are here to make the restoration process as seamless as possible. For mold restoration services, call 631-296-0462 or contact us online for immediate assistance!

The Most Common Fire Hazards of Fall

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

These tips will help keep you and your family safe this 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 You Can Do After Fire Damage

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage is accompanied by water damage as well. Image of burnt home. Fire damage is accompanied by water damage as well

So you’ve just experienced damage due to a fire -- and we know, this is likely one of the most devastating times of your life. While it’s perfectly normal to be upset at the effects of the fire, it’s also important to understand that while things may be damaged, you’re safe, which is most important. Your next steps to recovering after fire damage are crucial, and you’ll need a local Long Island company to make it right. Below are a few things we believe will help the most in your road to remediation.

Collect What You Can

In some cases, you’ll be allowed to re-enter your home or business to collect things and get on with your daily life as best you can. For this reason, it’s important that you exercise this action carefully, and only take what you need. For the most part, your insurance will cover the other items, and it’s best to leave them there for inspection.

Call Your Insurance Company

Let your insurance company know that quick remediation is important to you. This is something that you, above everything, would like to remain in the loop for. By doing so, they will know that any and all decisions that need to be made must go through you, and you’ll have your opportunity to voice your opinions, concerns, and much more.

Grab An Expert Company

When it comes time to fix your home, it’s important to have someone by your side that can do it with you. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma has been working with families and business owners during recovery from fire damage for years, and we treat your space as if it were our own. We work with you to fix and replace as necessary, making sure no stone is left unturned, and no job is complete until you give us the sign-off. Our promise to you is providing the comfort and care you deserve and need during a time like this.

If you find yourself experiencing a fire, make sure your first step is to get everyone to safety. When it comes to managing the damage, make sure the team you call is professional and swift. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is at the ready 24/7, no matter the emergency. To receive assistance for fire damage, get in contact with us today!

Here are a few tips that will assist you in taking the proper action until the team at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is able to assist you

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Here is an image of the source of loss for this particular home. A faulty electrical panel had caught fire Here is an image of the source of loss for this particular home. A faulty electrical panel had caught fire causing extensive damage to the home.

What To Do After a Fire:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash household plants on both sides of leaves
  • Change HVAC filter
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
  • If the weather looks like it will remain dry you can open windows to ventilate your property and aid drying.
  • If you smell gas even in weak concentrations, leave the property immediately and contact the gas provider's emergency notification number. In the case of propane, close the supply valves on the tank(s) and have it professionally checked prior to usage.
  • Avoid contact with all live electrical circuits
  • Advise your insurance company of both your loss and your desire for urgent remediation. 

The SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma Emergency Response team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control of your property loss quickly.

Have A Fire or Smoke Damage Emergency? Call 631-585-0007

SERVPRO - "Like it never even happened."

We'll Keep Your Restaurant Doors Open!

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restores fire damage in a restaurant We will have you cooking again in no time!

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. You know how the old adage goes, but what if that heat leads to a fire? This reality hits thousands of restaurant owners every year and if the damage is substantial, it can leave your business in jeopardy. Here is how SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma can help:

24-Hour Emergency Service

Whether the incident happens during business hours or not does not matter! We work around the clock to make sure you are in the right hands when disaster strikes. We have seen electrical and grease fires in restaurants before and we have a proven plan in place to get your business restored as soon as possible. We hope that your damage is minimal, bot don’t you worry, we can handle a fire of any size!

Restore vs Replace Mentality

We try to minimize costs as much as possible and we do so with our restore vs. replace mentality. We have the licenses, certifications and experience to restore damaged flooring, drywall and furniture rather than replacing it. This cuts costs dramatically and it makes it "Like it never even happened."

We Care About Your Business

We are business owners ourselves, so we know how nerve-wracking it must be to have your doors closed. We promise to get you feeding hungry customers again in no time and we are confident that we are the right team for the job.

If you want to learn more about our Fire Damage Restoration Process, you can find more information on our website!

To schedule fire restoration services for a business or home, call 631-296-0464 or fill out the form on our page.

How Do You Restore Hurricane Damage?

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

hurricane warning sign The busiest hurricane season since 2005

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, 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 work diligently 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. We have had restoration success after countless catastrophic events. We are here for you today and will be here for you tomorrow.

Is Your Home Prepared For A Storm?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is ready to assist you with all storm mitigation issues Storm Damage on Long Island is Not Unusual!

Owning your own home comes with a ton of benefits, such as your own private space for relaxation, being able to decorate to your liking, and many more! However, there are also some drawbacks to owning a home and sometimes this is the reality that your home may sustain damage due to factors outside of your control. With storm season upon us on Long Island’s coast, we want to make sure that your home is prepared for a storm and help you get ready for anything that might come our way this year.

Keep Spare Wood Boards

The last thing anyone needs in their home is broken glass - and when a storm comes through, windows are an easy target for damage. Instead of having you worry about shard of glass on your floor, keep a few wooden boards in the garage or on the side of the house. If notice of a bad storm rolls in, secure it outside against the larger windows to prevent foreign objects from breaking the glass. Of course, you can always nail it into the siding for extra reinforcement, should the storm prediction anticipate stronger winds.

Grab Extra Gas For Your Generator

The last thing we want to see is you throwing out all of your food because the power went out and everything spoiled before it could be cooked. Instead of risking losing your weekly grocery store haul, grab extra gas from the gas station a few days before the storm and keep it by your side! This will help power your generator and keep your major appliances running for a few extra days until the power is restored.

Know You Can Call Someone

The best thing to have by your side before a storm is someone who can be at the ready and help your home immediately after. Unfortunately, we’ve all seen the damage that can occur due to storms like Hurricane Sandy, but that’s one of the best reasons to have someone like us on speed dial. When disaster strikes, our mission is to get you and your home back up and running quickly, alleviating stress and discomfort felt by nature.

When a storm is barreling toward Long Island, know that there is a local company ready to help you at the drop of a dime. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma has been helping local families and businesses recover after all types of damage, and your case is no different. To receive assistance with water, fire or storm damage, give us a call at 631-585-0007!

Business Space Damage You May Sustain

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO at work at a business SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is ready to help your business!

When you first think about a fire or flooding problem, you may not immediately associate it with a business. However, they're just as susceptible to smoke damage and water damage as any home. One bad pipe might be all it takes to flood a bathroom and shut down the building for a day or two. This can greatly impact the profits of that business and cause quite a bit of stress for the owner. To find out what else may plague a business space and how to combat it, we’ve compiled a short list below.

Flooding

As mentioned before, one old pipe might be all it takes for a sudden flood to occur in a bathroom, the building's basement or main space. Depending on just how bad the flooding is, that business might not be open for a good deal of time. After all, if this is you, you'll have to deal with all of the water damage the building sustained due to the flooding. This can be quite a headache for any business owner to deal with and can severely affect profitability.

Mold Growth

Whether, as a result of that flooding or, just because the building has a lot of moisture in the air, it might see a bit of mold growth. This can be considered a health hazard and could have the business shut down until it is removed. Business owners should make the call to SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma to make sure that mold is taken care of quickly and effectively before the issue turns into a severe problem.

Fire

As seasons change, buildings can sometimes be more susceptible to fire breakouts than at other times. A furnace that hasn't been fine-tuned in awhile might cause a spark to form. If it's especially dry in the building, that spark could catch and before you know it, the building could be on fire. Hopefully, there's still enough of the building leftover for a restoration to take place.

If you find yourself experiencing damage, make sure the team you call is professional and swift. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is at the ready 24/7, no matter the emergency. To receive assistance for any type of damage, get in contact with us today!

Hurricane Season

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is ready to assist you with all storm mitigation issues Hurricane Season

The Busiest Hurricane Season since 2005

The official hurricane season is still in effect until November 30. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is ready to assist on all aspects of post-storm mitigation. Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage, and SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma also has a full compliment of large commercial generators to provide power in the event of a loss. 

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.