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Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Centereach, Selden Home

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Centereach, Selden, is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO Centereach, Selden 

SERVPRO of Centereach, Selden specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does Your Suffolk County Home Have A Mold Problem?

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (631) 468-3003

Centereach, Selden Smoke and Soot Cleanup

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Centereach, Selden will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolored paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – (631) 468-3003

Restoring Your Centereach, Selden Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Centereach, Selden commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Centereach/Selden:

SERVPRO of Centereach/Selden specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Centereach, Selden 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Centereach/Selden is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call Today - (631) 468-3003

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Centereach/Selden has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Centereach/Selden

SERVPRO of Centereach/Selden specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Commercial Loss

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO does an inordinate amount of work both residential as well as commercial across the United States and Canada. We handle both small and well as large multi million dollar jobs. There is no job “too big” for us to handle. Our trained professionals have experienced more than enough to get the job done efficiently and effectively. When it comes to commercial losses, we understand that a lot of people rely on your facility to be running smoothly. Our job is to come in and mitigate the loss to save as much as we can. Next we place professional drying equipment in place to prevent growth from forming. After everything has dried out, we begin reconstructing your building to look “Like it never even happened.” We handle the entire process from start to finish to ensure there is no confusion. If you have any questions regarding a loss please contact us at (631) 468-3003


12/15/2021 (Permalink)

When choosing a restoration company, you want one that will be fully transparent, professional, and provide excellent work and SERVPRO just happens to have all three! Our highly trained staff is exactly who you need in the event there is an emergency. SERVPRO follows a 1-4-8 rule, let me explain. Within one hour from the notice of the loss, a SERVPRO professional will get in contact with you. Within four hours from the notice of the loss, a SERVPRO professional will arrive on-site to start mitigation services. Within eight hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be provided to the necessary person. We understand how quickly a loss can escalate if not handled immediately, which is why we are so quick to react, saving you time and money.

Water Damage

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home could be caused from many different sources and depending on that sources is how we classify what type of water damage there is. To explain further, there are three categories of water damage. Category 1 water damage is caused from clean water which could be a broken water supply line for example. Category 2 water damage is considered contaminated water. Some examples of category 2 water damage could be toilet overflow, not containing feces, a dishwasher overflow etc. Category 2 water could contain some bacteria in it that could potentially be harmful to breathe in. Category 1 water damage can turn into category 2 if not treated properly. The last category of water damage is category 3. Category 3 water damage is considered grossly contaminated water caused from rivers or streams, water from toilet bowl containing feces or standing water that has begun to support some growth. Whatever the category of water is, just know that SERVPRO’s trained professionals are ready to help with whatever the problem is!

Fire Damage In Centereach Selden

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Centereach Selden is here to serve our community at all hours of the day! We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We specialize in water/fire damage as well as mold remediation and biohazard clean up, both residential and commercial.  In regards to a house fire, it is important to stay as safe as possible. By creating an escape plan in case of a house fire, it could save yours and your loved ones lives. Know your escape route and practice it because if the time comes you need to be ready to go at any hour of the day/night. Also, in the event of a fire, you want to make sure you have an updated list of all items in your home, also known as a Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). Please feel free to contact us to create an ERP so you are fully covered in the event you lose valuable items due to the loss. SERVPRO of Centereach/Selden highly trained and certified employees are always ready to help you make your loss look “Like it never even happened.”

What If There Is Water Damage In Your Home?

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage can be caused from many different sources. Some examples are flooding, pipe leaks, clogged toilets, clogged gutters, malfunctioning sprinkler systems, leaking water heater, to name a few. Regardless of the source, SERVPRO will be able to remediate your loss and restore your home back to normal. When you encounter water in your home, we understand the stress that comes with it. The quicker you act on the loss the better it serves your pockets and your home. SERVPRO follows a 1-4-8 rule which means that within one hour of the loss we will contact you, within four hours of the loss we will be on-site and within eight hours, SERVPRO will start mitigation services and restore your home to look like “it never even happened.”