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3 Ways to Control Moisture

12/30/2021 (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) 296-0462 at anytime!

Speed is CRUCIAL when Disaster Strikes

12/30/2021 (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. If you have not already identified its location, be sure to locate your main water valve NOW so that you know where to go when disaster strikes. When you find its location, label it and tell everyone in your household where it is.  When damage occurs, Once you shut down the water in your home by turning off the valve, call 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.

When disaster strikes, call the SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma experts at 631-296-0465.

For Immediate Service in Ronkonkoma, Call SERVPRO

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Ronkonkoma. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 631-296-0367

Residential Services

Whether your Suffolk County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Suffolk commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Why Choosing SERVPRO is Your Best Option!

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Trust is something important to people -- and rightfully so! When it comes to you, your home, friends, family, and our pets, trust is something people look for when someone comes along and offers a product, service, or anything similar. That’s why when damage strikes your home or business, it’s important to choose someone that you can trust wholeheartedly. Here’s why SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is deserving of that trust.

Quality

Our team has SEEN just about everything life can throw at a building -- and because of that, we can FIX just about anything life throws at a building! Our team has been specially trained in countless areas that allow you to sit back and relax with less stress, knowing that we’re here to help you through every step of the remediation process, and we’ll do it right.

Tenure Counts!

Being around long enough to see a large variety of things happen and what they can do to a home, is worth a million! That experience is something unsurpassed when it comes to SERVPRO and we’ve got the time in, to prove that we’re up for any task. Our experience is not only top notch, but exactly what you’ll need when mitigating an issue is your priority

Care & Comfort

We know this is a difficult time for you -- and it’s important that the person you’re choosing is trustworthy and willing to go the extra mile when you need it. For us, there’s no place we’d rather be than helping you move past the incident and getting on with your lives -- and we’re sure you agree as well! 

There are sometimes emergency situations that cannot be avoided, even with proper care. If your home or business has experienced any damage this Summer, there’s only one company who can quickly and effectively restore the area. With SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma, we take pride in our fast and effective response team, dedicated to getting you back up and running as soon as possible. Contact us at 631-296-0465 for rapid response and service.

Choose us for mold remediation

12/9/2021 (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 we stated, mold thrives off of moisture so the more that’s in your home, the easier it will be for the mold to continue growing. To combat that from happening, make sure that there’s an ample amount of heat in your home and you’re watching the humidity levels. A simple dehumidifier is a great option for your home if the mold is secluded to one area.

Promote Solid Ventilation

Moisture has to go somewhere for the mold to go away, so promoting ventilation is an important focus. Opening your windows and turning on fans is a great place to start in getting the air moving outward and away from the mold growth. This way, you can make room for dry air which can help slow mold growth 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 631-296-0367

Ways to Prepare your Home for Cold Weather

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

On Long Island, there is no denying that the cold weather is here. This means we must make the changes that will lead to a safer home, business and family during the cold months.  We don’t want you to think it’s too late.  It’s never too late to take precautions prepare yourself for all situations and make sure your home is prepared for more inclement weather that is about to follow this weeks storm. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma isn't just dedicated to helping you get back to normalcy after damage hits, we are dedicated to helping you prepare so that you aren't affected at all.  That said, here are some tricks to help so when the weather clears up this weekend, you can take some time to 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 are 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 snow and 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 your home free from any big damage by making sure window seals aren’t cracked, dried out, disintegrating or even missing to ensure they 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 and 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 631-296-0465!

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Whether it’s a fire, water or mold issue you are dealing with, we are here to help! Our amazing team 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 bring your back to the cozy space you are used to enjoying or bring your office space back

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 with you.

If you are dealing 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 on Long Island, we look forward to helping you through this unfortunate situation. 

To schedule an estimate, call 631-296-0465 or request help online for faster service!

SERVPRO ERPs - What Are They?

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

It’s important that as a tax-paying adult, you’re prepared for anything that comes your way and threatens your home or business. On Long Island, we’ve unfortunately seen a lot of the wrath that can be placed upon our island from both tropical storms, winter blizzards and everything in between. To us, we’re one big community and our commitment to you remains unsurpassed. It’s because of this that we’ve developed an Emergency Ready Profile that is custom tailored to you and your home/business - free of charge!

What is The Profile?

An Emergency Ready Profile is a uniquely tailored plan that we prepare for your building which allows you to prepare for the worst, before it happens. Our team at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma provides a no-cost assessment of your property and facility, giving recommendations that will help you in the event of an emergency. This includes a guide that helps you understand what to do, and how you can get back to normal quicker. 

How Can It Help?

Oftentimes the result that comes from damage can place immense stress on the owner of the property, and anyone living in or near it. This plan allows you to understand not only how you can recover quicker, but also aid in the process to mitigate issues, and prevent further ones from happening. This can include locations for shut off valves, key things to look for and who to call in the event an emergency occurs. Additionally, you’ll be greeted by a professional and seasoned member of the SERVPRO team, establishing the trust and expertise you’ll come to expect, if and when you sustain damage.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you with an Emergency Ready Profile, SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma would love to speak with you and help provide one – as a free gift from us! We have been providing emergency restoration services to homes and businesses for over 50 years. For 24/7 emergency service, make sure to keep our number handy and contact us at 631-318-6329, with anything you might need! 

Why Choose Us For Mold Damage

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in house sheetrock Mold can cause health effects

Flooding can occur from various sources, including melting snow. As if that isn't already bad enough, there is always the lingering threat of mold damage as a result of the flooding. The SERVPRO Disaster Relief team stands ready to help during floods, storms, or any other severe weather event, 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 effects 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!

Giving Thanks To Your Home

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

With the holidays upon us 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 631-296-0464!

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!

3 Ways To Stay Cool and Safe!

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

With the peak of summer heat upon us throughout the next few months, homeowners and business owners alike are cranking up the air conditioning, and hoping to stay as cool as possible until the heat subsides. And while many people think that a subzero indoor temperature or never-ending pool day is the best way to prevent heat exhaustion, there are better and safer ways to do so!

Hydrate!

It’s important to keep yourself in check when it comes to water intake -- and that’s because over ? of your body is composed of water, so naturally, you need it to survive. As temperatures rise and you spend more time sweating and working in the sun, you’re losing those fluids and as such, your muscles and organs are looking for a way to replenish. Make sure you’re consuming at LEAST one half gallon of water per day -- more if you’re in the sun. 

Prevent Dry Surroundings

When it comes to your surroundings, make sure your plants, grass, and other fixtures have the proper ‘hydration’ too. Nobody likes looking at dead grass, and it can also pose a fire hazard if it becomes too dry! Keep this in check by watering your plants on a daily basis, and making sure through mild inspections that they aren’t drying out and becoming brittle. These dry plants can accelerate the pace of a growing fire when left unattended. 

Tip: Watering in the morning and at night are the best ways to keep your shrubbery living!

Humidity Checks

It’s very well known that humidity can make everything worse when it comes to the summer. Too humid of air can result in breathing complications, feelings of exhaustion, and excess sweating. Make sure you’re keeping indoor areas free of excess humidity by checking the levels frequently. Without this, things can become very difficult to bear -- and on the flip side, not enough humidity in certain areas can lead to stale, dry air -- which can also be a hazard for both you and the potential risks for fires.

For over three decades, SERVPRO has been helping all types of homes and businesses fight against the conditions that summer brings. 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 this summer, give us a call today! 631-585-0007