Recent Commercial Posts

Invisible Water Damage

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Many contributing factors can bring on water damage in a number of different areas inside your home or business. Additionally, there are a ton of things that can cause damage in the winter -- and it doesn’t take much when temperatures are below freezing! Household appliance leaks and plumbing issues are prominent examples of things that can go wrong and cause big headaches. Don't assume that you can totally prevent or spot water damage with just your eyes -- damage is sometimes totally invisible, and that's where real danger lies. Since water destruction can also lead to the presence of hazardous mold, you need to be in tune with it to the best of your ability.

Damage and Leakage

If you have damage brought on by water or melted ice, there may be leaks finding their way through your walls, ceiling and other areas. Don't assume that you can always identify these things visually or at quick glance. Make sure to thoroughly inspect any weak areas in your home for signs of water damage or leaking.

Flooring Hints

Damage can, in many cases negatively affect the flooring inside your home or business. Indications of destruction, however, are not always 100% obvious. They can be particularly hard to see for the untrained eye. Easier signs of water damage include your flooring taking on a new color, plank separation, warping and more. Keep an eye out for this so you can make repairs before your damage becomes an immense project.

Mold Development

Mold, for many people is a frightening substance to think about in your home or business. Mold can bring on all sorts of issues, including respiratory problems, odors, and major damage. Don't think twice when it comes to battling mold -- make sure to inspect your space! Not only can extended exposure lead to health issues, it can cause costly repairs at home.

Should you encounter water damage this year at home or at your business, make sure you have it treated immediately in order to prevent high costs and more damage. To learn more about how SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma can help you, call us at 631-585-0007 or contact us online for immediate assistance!

We’ll Keep Your Restaurant Doors Open

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

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 631-585-0007 or fill out the form on our page.

How SERVPRO Can Help Keep Your Doors Open

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

The holiday season on Long Island is typically a great time for businesses and business owners alike. Families come together to eat at restaurants, parents go shopping for gifts, and everyone can enjoy the atmosphere of togetherness. However, this season can also lead to a number of issues that can be detrimental to both business growth and profitability — which nobody wants. Here are a few things to look out for this season and how SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma can help, should they happen. 

Water Damage

The absolute last thing your business needs is water damage due to a cracked pipe. Freezing temperatures and stagnant water can cause pipes to burst, which in turn causes expensive damage. Should you find yourself experiencing any out of the ordinary water spots, make sure to have them inspected, as well as remediated as soon as possible!

Mold

Whether you’re a retail chain or a restaurant, mold can be the worst thing that can happen to a business. As a living organism, mold thrives in poor conditions and can spread rapidly, affecting everything in its path. Should you experience mold, make sure to give us a call and we’ll send out a team to get rid of this issue, and get your commercial business back up and running swiftly and effectively!

Fire Damage 

If you’ve read our previous blog as to the dangers of fires during the holidays, you know this doesn’t just apply to residential homes. As devastating as a fire can be at your business, it’s important to bring things back to normal, as soon as possible. At SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we make sure to take care of both your business’s appearance, as well any safety concerns throughout the remediation process.

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma has been helping all types of commercial businesses get back on their feet after damage, for over three decades. When something goes wrong, you’re going to need a company who can make it right. To learn more about how we can bring the holiday cheer and assist in your time of need, give us a call today! (631-585-0007)

Helping Your Business Stay Healthy During The Colder Months

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

As a business owner there are a lot of things to think about when it comes to the day-to-day operations of your company. While customers and revenue are likely the most important, the wellbeing of your physical location shouldn’t be far behind. During the winter a number of weather related factors can lead to issues with your building, and it’s important that you address them swifty. Below are a few things you should be looking out for this winter and what happens if you don’t.

Water Damage

We’ve learned all too well about the severity of snowstorms and what they can do to your business. Perhaps one of the worst things, however, is the notion that when melting snow and ice turns into water and begins seeping into your business or leaking through the roof, it can cause expensive damage. Make sure you’re keeping all of the snow and ice away from any open areas in which the moisture can move into. Also, consider removing snow and ice from flat surfaces such as roofs and awnings in order to prevent melting and leaks.

Mold

Mold can grow for a number of reasons. Perhaps it’s the lingering moisture from past seasons of high humidity and rain. Alternatively, it can also be caused due to the improper remediation after a storm. With solid attention to detail, it can be prevented! Choosing someone who is qualified in proper and effective mold removal and storm remediation is the first step to a cleaner and healthier business.

Fires

It’s easy to forget about the heat or the electric at your business during the winter. With the door constantly opening as new customers walk in and cold air taking over, turning up the thermostat or using a space heater is a likely solution for many. But without properly assessing what can happen if these things are left unattended, fire damage is much more likely to occur. Should this happen to you, make sure you are situated with a reputable company who can help remedy the issue quickly AND effectively!

For over three decades, SERVPRO has been helping all types of commercial businesses get back on their feet after damage. When something goes wrong, you’re going to need a company who can make it right. To learn more about how we can help start 2018 off right and assist in your time of need, give us a call today! (631-585-0007)

Common Damage You Might See

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Many businesses thrive during the summer -- whether it be by hosting outdoor events, or opening up their door to let the breeze (and more customers) into their commercial space! However with all of the good that summer brings, there’s the occasional downer that also is brought along by the season. While the temperatures are hot and humidity rises to high percentages, damage inside of a building can be that much more apparent. Below are some of the common damage points businesses experience during the hotter months, and how you can look out for it.

Water Damage

Because of the high humidity during these months, the combination of warm and cool air can eventually lead to thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and more. As these are generally things that can’t be predicted other than looking up at the clouds, businesses oftentimes make the mistake of leaving windows and doors open, with no time to close them during a flash storm. These sometimes extensive torrential downpours can cause tons of water damage if not treated immediately -- especially if this water becomes stagnant!

Mold

After water damage occurs, the humidity levels typically see a slight drop off -- and even then, it sometimes still might not be enough to be comfortable. As stagnant water and moisture in the air gets trapped within four walls, it can begin to absorb into flooring, walls, ceiling panels, and so much more, promoting harmful mold growth. This type of damage is seen early on, as the discoloration in the panel is a telling sign; with smell being right behind it. Any excess moisture in the air of your business should be extracted with proper ventilation or a dehumidifier large enough to handle the job.

Fires

Anyone who’s been to the beach during the summer knows how ruthless the hot sun can get -- and the same thing applies to your business. As the summer rays begin to dry different components out on a building, the risk for fire becomes that much higher for many locations. It’s important to be well-prepared for any type of fire, as it can begin and spread quickly through buildings, roofs, and even blow onto surrounding trees and fixtures.

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is dedicated to helping you and your business enjoy the summer while we do the dirty work! If you’ve experienced any type of damage due to the elements that summer brings, make sure to call to learn more about how SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma can assist when it matters most. Give us a call today at 631-585-0007!

How Can I Prevent Damage In My Store?

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

As a business owner, the wellbeing of your establishment is, and should be extremely important to you. This is why when a problem arises, it’s up to you and your employees to handle the situation as soon as possible. But as a business owner, how can you do this? Depending on the type of damage you’re trying to prevent, there are a few things you can do.  

For Mold Damage:

The best way to prevent mold damage from occurring is to take note of the conditions in which your business is operating. This is everything from effective mopping techniques at night to prevent excess water to humidity levels throughout the day. If you do think you’re experiencing the onset of any mold, it’s important to address this as soon as possible to prevent further damage from occurring.

For Water Damage:

Similar to mold, water damage occurs mainly due to….water! To prevent this from infiltrating and harming your business, make sure to look for signs of excess water on the floor, behind walls, in the ceiling and more. This can be dried water spots, a funky smell, or warped paneling. It’s important to prevent this before it becomes an issue!

For Fire Damage:

To prevent fire damage, it’s important to know what you might be doing that causes fires in your business. Open flames, dry air and clutter can all eventually contribute to a fire, especially if there’s a lot of electrical outlets or plugs near your clutter.

Should you encounter any sort of damage at your business, know that there is a local company willing to help you at the drop of a dime. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma has been helping local families and business recover after all types of storms and your case is no different! To receive assistance with storm, fire or water damage, give us a call at 631-585-0007!

How Long Will Remediation Take?

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

After a disaster of any size, the rebuilding process at home is sometimes stressful and drawn out. Depending on the size of the damage sustained, the time frame can be shorter or longer — especially since weather and other factors can get in the way! But to understand the remediation process and how long it might take, it’s important to understand first what goes into the process of a remediation.

What Goes Into Remediation?

The process of remediation is typically very in depth, and covers all of the bases when talking about making your home or business perfect again. The first step in remediating is to assess the issue and figure out what it’s going to take to make your space appear "Like it never even happened." From there, it’s important to also make sure that supplies are available and that you’ve got a qualified team for the job. At SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we’ve studied the books on how to take your remediation job and make it quick and efficient so that you can get back to living your normal life.

How Long Can I Expect Remediation To Last?

One of the top questions we get is “how long will this take?” — and with good reason! It’s not surprising that many home and business owners want to get back on their feet and back into their normal lives as soon as possible. Unfortunately, every situation is different.

For smaller jobs, you might be looking at a few days of constant work before it’s deemed acceptable and finished, whereas larger disasters might warrant a lengthy remediation period that can be a bit longer than expected.

The most important thing to consider during a time like this is that SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma will be doing our best work, ensuring that every little detail has been combed over and perfected before it’s considered done.

Should you encounter damage at home, help is something you’re going to need. At SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, our goal is to get your home or business back up and running as it should, 24/7/365! When you’re in need of an expert team, reach out to us for unparalleled results! We can be reached at (631) 585-0007 at anytime!

Teaching Your Employees To Prevent Disaster

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

As a business owner, you’re tasked with checking over a number of things before you open up shop, during the workday, and as you’re closing down. Let’s face it, it’s impossible to be in multiple places at once — which is when you turn to your employees! Of course, instilling trust in them is very important as anything — almost as important as training them to look out for anything out of the ordinary. At your business, a number of things can go wrong at any moment — and we’ve got a few key hazards you and your employees can look out for.

Signs Of Moisture

It’s pretty easy to notice water damage on the floor, since liquid is unmistakable. When a pipe bursts and it enters your walls and ceilings however, it can be a little harder to notice with just a glance. Make sure you and your employees are all checking for signs of water damage, which can also include a musty odor as well.

Fire Hazards

Once a fire starts, it’s almost impossible to stop on your own. To prevent fires from happening, make sure you’re checking areas that are near heaters, open flames, or generally dry and vulnerable. It’s also a good idea to make sure that all of your electric fixtures are properly plugged in and protected from surges.

Mold

Unless we’re regularly checking, it’s hard to know what might be going on behind the walls in our home or business. To make sure that there isn’t anything growing in those areas, a simple mold inspection should do the trick. Alert your employees to let you know of anything out of the ordinary in terms of color changes on walls, foul odors, or stagnant water in a specific area. This can be a telling sign of mold formation and growth, which is the last thing you need in your place of work.

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to damage in their home or business, make sure they’re contacting the right team to have it handled properly as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is at the ready 24/7, no matter the emergency! To receive assistance with mold, storm, fire or water damage, give us a call at 631-585-0007

Signs Your Business Has Sustained Fire Or Water Damage

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

As your business becomes busier, it’s sometimes hard to immediately identify when damage is occurring inside of your working space. However running a business requires more than just attention to the customer — your building cleanliness is also a huge factor! Below are a few tell-tale signs that your business has sustained some sort of damage — whether it be fire or water.

Fire

Most of the time, fire damage is easy to spot due to the sometimes unforgiving wrath it can have on buildings. However there are cases in which smaller damage can occur without you realizing. A great example being your employee coat closet, which just might have a hot lightbulb too close to the jackets being hung. Strong odors or damage to items close to light fixtures are telling signs that something in that area is at risk of burning, and can cause large destruction. Additionally, sparking or darkening walls near outlets are signs that something is happening behind the scenes, and should be addressed immediately.

Water

Water is much more common to see, and can be equally as destructive. If you’re noticing anything similar to discolored walls, ceiling tiles or an extremely humid atmosphere, water might be the culprit for this. What makes it difficult, however, is that water can be hard to trace back to the source. Additionally, your business can suffer from mold damage, and a rotten smell that can go along with mold damage. Should you feel as if this is a problem in your business, it’s important to act fast before it becomes a larger issue.

For over three decades, SERVPRO has been helping all types of commercial businesses get back on their feet after damage. When something goes wrong, you’re going to need a company who can make it right. To learn more about how SERVPRO Of Ronkonkoma can assist in your time of need, give us a call today! 631-585-0007

Helping Your Business Stay Healthy During The Colder Months

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

As a business owner there are a lot of things to think about when it comes to the day-to-day operations of your company. While customers and revenue are likely the most important, the wellbeing of your physical location shouldn’t be far behind. During the winter a number of weather related factors can lead to issues with your building, and it’s important that you address them swifty. Below are a few things you should be looking out for this winter and what happens if you don’t.

Water Damage

We’ve learned all too well about the severity of snowstorms and what they can do to your business. Perhaps one of the worst things, however, is the notion that when melting snow and ice turns into water and begins seeping into your business or leaking through the roof, it can cause expensive damage. Make sure you’re keeping all of the snow and ice away from any open areas in which the moisture can move into. Also, consider removing snow and ice from flat surfaces such as roofs and awnings in order to prevent melting and leaks.

Mold

Mold can grow for a number of reasons. Perhaps it’s the lingering moisture from past seasons of high humidity and rain. Alternatively, it can also be caused due to the improper remediation after a storm. With solid attention to detail, it can be prevented! Choosing someone who is qualified in proper and effective mold removal and storm remediation is the first step to a cleaner and healthier business.

Fires

It’s easy to forget about the heat or the electric at your business during the winter. With the door constantly opening as new customers walk in and cold air taking over, turning up the thermostat or using a space heater is a likely solution for many. But without properly assessing what can happen if these things are left unattended, fire damage is much more likely to occur. Should this happen to you, make sure you are situated with a reputable company who can help remedy the issue quickly AND effectively!

For over three decades, SERVPRO has been helping all types of commercial businesses get back on their feet after damage. When something goes wrong, you’re going to need a company who can make it right. To learn more about how we can help start 2018 off right and assist in your time of need, give us a call today! (631-585-0007)

How SERVPRO Can Help Keep Your Doors Open

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

The holiday season on Long Island is typically a great time for businesses and business owners alike. Families come together to eat at restaurants, parents go shopping for gifts, and everyone can enjoy the atmosphere of togetherness. However, this season can also lead to a number of issues that can be detrimental to both business growth and profitability — which nobody wants. Here are a few things to look out for this season and how SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma can help, should they happen. 

Water Damage

The absolute last thing your business needs is water damage due to a cracked pipe. Freezing temperatures and stagnant water can cause pipes to burst, which in turn causes expensive damage. Should you find yourself experiencing any out of the ordinary water spots, make sure to have them inspected, as well as remediated as soon as possible!

Mold

Whether you’re a retail chain or a restaurant, mold can be the worst thing that can happen to a business. As a living organism, mold thrives in poor conditions and can spread rapidly, affecting everything in its path. Should you experience mold, make sure to give us a call and we’ll send out a team to get rid of this issue, and get your commercial business back up and running swiftly and effectively!

Fire Damage 

If you’ve read our previous blog as to the dangers of fires during the holidays, you know this doesn’t just apply to residential homes. As devastating as a fire can be at your business, it’s important to bring things back to normal, as soon as possible. At SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we make sure to take care of both your business’s appearance, as well any safety concerns throughout the remediation process.

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma has been helping all types of commercial businesses get back on their feet after damage, for over three decades. When something goes wrong, you’re going to need a company who can make it right. To learn more about how we can bring the holiday cheer and assist in your time of need, give us a call today! (631-585-0007)

We’ll Keep Your Restaurant Doors Open

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial We’ll Keep Your Restaurant Doors Open 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 631-585-0007 or fill out the form on our page.