Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Giving Thanks To Your Home

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

With the holidays over for another year, we may be thinking ahead to next years festivities (It’s never too early, right?!?). Besides giving gifts to family members and friends, remember, the house should also receive a few gifts itself, if you haven’t done so already.  By focusing on keeping up with maintenance on specific parts of the home, we can make sure our house lasts for decades to come. To reduce the amount of home damage and water damage our house receives, consider the following tips for having the house prepped for potential disaster.

Prep Exterior of Building

There are new innovations practically every year aimed at improving the durability of the exterior of the home. These can reduce the risk of developing home damage that occurs either due to extreme temperatures, storms or even tornadoes. Windows can also be put into place that offer better protection against shattering. This helps battle against water and storm damage which can creep into your home.

Tools You Should Have

If you are attempting to handle these disaster prep construction projects on your own, then it's prudent to know what tools you're going to need and how to properly use them. While these tools can help you prepare for damage that can occur due to inclement weather, it’s usually best to let someone handle anything that is considered to be minor to major repairs.

The Number of Someone Who Can Help

Speaking of professionals, for those who really want to ensure that their home is safe from water damage and future home damage, having a professional do their job is the best bet. At SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we have extensive experience with damage remediation of all sizes, and can help your home or business in their time of need.

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is dedicated to helping you enjoy your life quicker, without hassle. If you’ve experienced any type of damage due to the elements that summer brings, make sure to call us to learn more about how we can can assist when it matters most. Give us a call today at 631-585-0007!

Why Choose Us For Mold Damage

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

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!

Speed Is Crucial When Disaster Strikes

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to emergencies, those who act fast can typically avoid dangerous situations and limit damage to their personal belongings. Here at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we see disasters of all shapes and sizes and the one common theme is that many disasters can be limited or avoided. Here is what you can do:

Speed Limits Water Damage 

Acting fast and knowing where to go is huge for homeowners when it comes to plumbing accidents that lead to water damage. As they say in Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming and Ronkonkoma homeowners need to be prepared. When temperatures start to drop, the pipes underneath and throughout your home may start to freeze. These frozen pipes may eventually burst and cause flood damage in your basement or other areas of your home. Be sure to locate your main water valve now so that you know where to go when disaster strikes. Once you shut down the water in your home by turning off the valve, call the SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma water restoration experts to get your home looking like new in no time!

Preparation Limits Fire Damage

Make sure that your home is ready in the event of a fire. Accidents happen and a fire can be looming anywhere in your home, but safety measures need to be taken to protect the things that really matter!

  • Be sure to check your smoke detectors every six months to make sure the batteries are working.
  • Lay out an escape plan for your family so everyone knows where to go if a fire occurs.
  • Keep your fire extinguisher in an accessible location.
  • Call SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma after the local fire department has completed their end of the job.

SERVPRO Limits All Damage

Whether you have mold, fire, storm or water damage, the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma are here to help. Our blog helps you prepare for accidents and disasters, but our restoration technicians help you get things back to normal after they occur. We believe in the importance of speed to begin the restoration process and this will help minimize your damage. Don’t forget, our team is always ‘Faster to Any Size Disaster!’

When disaster strikes, call the SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma experts at 631-585-0007 or schedule an appointment on our website.

3 Tips To Control Moisture In Your Home with SERVPRO Tips

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, it’s important to provide constant attention to the little things that can improve the quality of life at home. One of these things is moisture, which plays a huge role in the comfort and quality of living in your home. While some moisture is necessary for comfort, too much can be burdensome, even leading to major issues. Below are a few ways to control the amount of moisture in your home.

Exhaust Fans

It’s important to turn on your exhaust fan which will pull air & moisture out of your home In bathrooms, you’ll notice fan switches next to the lights It’s important to use this fan for your bathroom and the surrounding rooms. Remember to keep them on during and after a shower so that moisture does not build up, causing fast-spreading mold.

Invest In Dehumidifiers

If you’ve ever looked at your hardwood flooring and noticed swelling of your planks, your humidity levels might be an issue. This increases the chance of mold forming in areas where moisture is stagnant and unattended. Mold growth beneath your feet is a nightmare — and it’s one you, as a homeowner certainly don’t want to deal with. A dehumidifier can help eliminate some of the moisture from the air, which means a healthier home for you!

Watch Your Carpets

For many people, carpet is the comfy alternative to cold tile and hardwood flooring. But what is absent in the minds of many homeowners, is that carpet is highly absorbent and can lead to moisture and mold buildup very easily. Chances are, ripping up your carpet to get rid of mold is the last thing you want to be doing on your weekend off.


Should you encounter a mold problem in your home, help is something you’re going to need. At SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, our goal is to keep your home or business up and running as it should, 24/7/365! If 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!

How SERVPRO Can Help Prevent Mold

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

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 631-585-0007 or contact us online for immediate assistance!

Choose Us For Mold Damage Remediation

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

One of the last things anyone wants in their home is the presence of mold growth. Stagnant moisture and humid conditions can be a breeding ground for pesky and unwanted mold spores. In many cases, mold is a tricky beast to handle, but below are a few tricks to keep up your sleeve in the event you see it!

Turn Up The Heat!

As stated, mold thrives off of moisture, and the more that’s in your home, the easier it will be for the mold to continue growing. To combat this from happening, make sure that there’s an ample amount of heat in your home and you’re watching the humidity levels. A cheap dehumidifier is a great option for your home if the mold is secluded to one area.

Promote Solid Ventilation

Stagnant moisture has to go somewhere for the mold to go away, so promoting ventilation is a great place to start. Opening your windows and turning on fans is a perfect solution in getting the air moving outward and away from the mold growth. This way, you can make room for dry air which will help kill some of the mold and get rid of any odors.

Call Someone You Can Trust!

Unfortunately, mold can sometimes overtake your home and embed itself into hard to reach areas, causing huge damage. In the event that the damage is too big for you to handle alone, make sure you call someone who can take care of it for you! SERVPRO has been helping families get back on their feet for over 30 years.

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to a mold infestation in their home or business, make sure they’re contacting the right team to have it handled 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

How To Prepare For Cold Weather Damage

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

On Long Island, cold weather is (unfortunately) only a few short weeks away. While we’d love to revel in the warmer weather for a bit longer, we also must make the changes that will lead to a safer home, business and family during the cold months. While there aren’t too many things to worry about just yet, it’s important that you prepare yourself for all situations and make sure your home is prepared for the inclement weather that may follow. Here are a few tricks to help expedite that process.

Roofing and Gutters

It is imperative to check the roofing and gutters at your home or business, due to the fact that they’re going to eventually take a lot of abuse, which may turn into damage. Make sure your gutters are free from leaves and debris, and shingles aren’t missing from your roof. With more rain combined with clogged gutters, there is now a potential to freeze as temperatures drop, a missing shingle or two can also prove to be pretty detrimental to your roofing and the interior of your home.

Floor-Level Windows

Before any precipitation and colder weather, make sure you’re keeping an eye on floor-level windows that usually lead into a basement or lower level. The seals, commonly found in Long Island basements, often take a bit of abuse as water can pool in these areas. Keep them free from any damage by making sure that seals are effectively holding up to any precipitation.

Check Your Heating

While this might not seem like a big deal, having your heating system inspected before the cold weather is important. This ALSO applies to those who have stored space heaters in closets and rooms since last season, as dust can get sucked into the filter and can cause a fire. It’s important to make sure that even when you’re trying to stay warm for the first few days after the cold hits the island, you’re doing so with precaution.

If you encounter damage due to the effects of cold weather, the most important thing to do is have it remedied before it becomes a larger issue, ultimately causing more damage and costing more money. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is dedicated to helping you and your business get back on your feet ASAP. If you’ve experienced any type of damage due to the elements that fall 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!

Speed Is Crucial When Disaster Strikes

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Speed Is Crucial When Disaster Strikes Call in the SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma experts at the first sign of trouble.

When it comes to emergencies, those who act fast can typically avoid dangerous situations and limit damage to their personal belongings. Here at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we see disasters of all shapes and sizes and the one common theme is that many disasters can be limited or avoided. Here is what you can do:

Speed Limits Water Damage 

Acting fast and knowing where to go is huge for homeowners when it comes to plumbing accidents that lead to water damage. As they say in Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming and Ronkonkoma homeowners need to be prepared. When temperatures start to drop, the pipes underneath and throughout your home may start to freeze. These frozen pipes may eventually burst and cause flood damage in your basement or other areas of your home. Be sure to locate your main water valve now so that you know where to go when disaster strikes. Once you shut down the water in your home by turning off the valve, call the SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma water restoration experts to get your home looking like new in no time!

Preparation Limits Fire Damage

Make sure that your home is ready in the event of a fire. Accidents happen and a fire can be looming anywhere in your home, but safety measures need to be taken to protect the things that really matter!

  • Be sure to check your smoke detectors every six months to make sure the batteries are working.
  • Lay out an escape plan for your family so everyone knows where to go if a fire occurs.
  • Keep your fire extinguisher in an accessible location.
  • Call SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma after the local fire department has completed their end of the job.

SERVPRO Limits All Damage

Whether you have mold, fire, storm or water damage, the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma are here to help. Our blog helps you prepare for accidents and disasters, but our restoration technicians help you get things back to normal after they occur. We believe in the importance of speed to begin the restoration process and this will help minimize your damage. Don’t forget, our team is always ‘Faster to Any Size Disaster!’

When disaster strikes, call the SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma experts at 631-585-0007 or schedule an appointment on our website.

Why You Should Choose SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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!