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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.

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!

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.”


9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage can be unexpected and can come from many different sources. There are three different types of categories when it comes to water damage in your home/building. Category 1 water damage refers to “clean” water, such as water from your dishwasher, sink, or toilet (containing no feces). Category 2 water damage refers to “slightly contaminated” water, such as water that passes through building materials (insolation). Category 3 water damage refers to “grossly contaminated” water,  such as sewage water, mouse droppings, etc. SERVPRO is trained on how to effectively remediate all types of water damage that you may encounter.  In the event that you have category 3 water damage, avoid touching your mouth and eyes and call SERVPRO to help!

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to Centereach

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up view of woods Let SERVPRO handle your water damage so you can enjoy all that Centereach has to offer.

Centereach Residents Depend on Us to Mitigate Water Damage in Their Homes

Centereach is a quaint little hamlet in Suffolk County. Over 31,500 people live, work, and play there. A hamlet is a community within a town that has not been incorporated as a village. They are often identified by the name of the local post office, fire district, or school district. Hamlets do not have governing bodies of their own. Instead, they depend upon the municipal government and services of the bigger town they are part of. The boundaries can be unclear, as well.

Centereach Changes Names

First known as West Middle Island, the hamlet later changed to New Village. It was called that through the early part of the 20th century. Later it was discovered that another town in Upstate New York shared that name, and in 1916, it became Centereach. It is called that due to its location in the center of Long Island.

Native American Inhabitants

English colonists arrived in the area in the early 17th century. Before that, Native Americans inhabited the location. The last known tribe to live there was the Montauk Indians. In the mid-17th century, the hamlet was established on Long Island.

Montauk Indians

The Montauk belong to the Algonquian tribes and share language attributes with the Narragansett and Pequot peoples. They speak Mohegan-Pequot. Because the colonial Americans often referred to Native American tribes by their location, this group may be the same as the Shinnecock tribe instead of two different people groups. In Theodore Roosevelt County Park, which is just east of Montauk, NY, ruins and Montauk relics have been discovered. They were farmers and fishermen, with the women doing the harvesting and preserving of the beans, corn, and squash. The men did the hunting and fishing. Whale was one of the things they hunted using dugout canoes, which must have been challenging.

With Great Wealth Comes Great Risk

During the pre-colonial period, wampumpeag (wampum) was what was used for buying, selling, and trading amongst the Indians. Wampum was made from quahog shells, which were readily available in the area the Montauk lived. They were smart and used awls they obtained from the Europeans to create the disk-shaped beads easier. This form of “money” was used by the:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Native Americans

The Montauk became quite wealthy from their ability to produce wampum. But as with all societies, where there is great wealth, there are those who would take it from them. Other, more powerful, new England tribes either raided the Montauk and took what they wanted or demanded tribute payments from them.

A Population Dwindles

The Europeans brought smallpox and other sicknesses to the tribes. Because the Montauk, like many other Native American tribes, had no natural immunity to diseases such as smallpox, they often succumbed to the illness.  This, along with intertribal wars, depleted the Montauk population.

Christianity Comes to the Tribes

In 1637, during the Pequot War, Cockenoe, a Montaukett, was captured. In 1640 John Eliot would begin translating the Bible into the native language with the help of Cockenoe. It became known as the Eliot Indian Bible. Another gentleman, Samson Occum, who was a preacher and Mohegan missionary, formed a group within the Montauk. The Brothertown group also included members of a neighboring band, the Shinnecock. As colonial settlements expanded, this group moved from Long Island to Oneida County, NY. A large portion would later relocate to Wisconsin, and their descendants are part of the Brothertown Indians movement that is still there today.

The Last King of Montauk

Many of the Montaukett people remained in the Centereach area because it was difficult for settlers to access the land. One famous Montaukett was Stephen Talkhouse. Also known as Stephen Taukus “Talkhouse” Pharaoh, he lived in the late 19th century. He was famous for walking 30 to 50 miles per day on a round trip to East Hampton or Sag Harbor from Montauk. Today there are stones on the Paumanock Path hiking trail that mark his path. Talkhouse was not the last of the Montauk, nor was he a king, but that didn’t stop P.T. Barnum from featuring him and declaring he was “The Last King of the Montauks.”

The Land is Sold

Arthur W. Benson began buying land around the late 1800s with a desire for future development. This resulted in court battles with the Montaukett, which left them with no recourse for compensation. They also lost their legal status. The entirety of Montauk land was sold to Benson in 1890, allowing certain rights to the few remaining Montaukett families still on the land. Although they are not a federally recognized tribe, they still have their own government and reservations today. Communities of Montauk still exist in New York today.

Centereach Today

Today it is a suburban community and has grown substantially from the 628 residents there were in 1949. It has always been known as a working-class community and, in the last ten years, has experienced a boom in construction. Residents are moving into the area with a higher income bracket raising the median pay and home values.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to Centereach

You never know when a pipe may burst or your dishwasher might overflow, sending gallons of water pouring into your home. It can become a disaster pretty quickly. As the moisture flows onto the flooring, behind cabinets, and into the corners of the room, the potential for water damage is alarming. Even if you manage to get most of the water up, the hidden liquid can cause serious problems. You could end up with:

  • Warped floorboards
  • Delaminated tiles
  • Ruined carpet
  • Mold
  • Damaged drywall
  • Degradation of structural elements

Our SERVPRO technicians are experts at seeking out hidden water damage. We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove the moisture, dry the premises, and restore your home. Our goal is always to leave your residence, “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Centereach, Selden provides professional water damage restoration service that is fast and dependable. Contact us today at (613) 468-3003. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Know A Senior in Centereach Who Needs Someone to "Reach Out?"

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Senior woman and younger woman We are exited about the HELPLINE service that supports local seniors.

Helpline Offers a Friendly Voice and Reassurance for Centereach's Isolated or Homebound Seniors 

Centereach, New York is rightly regarded as the "Heart of Long Island." Our hamlet's location near the center of Brookhaven's town confirms we are at the nexus of all good and kind things happening in the region, stretching from Long Island Sound across the Island to the Great South Bay.  

Our seniors deserve support and assistance. Helpline is a free telephone program that keeps seniors, who frequently are at risk of becoming isolated and homebound, connected with the community. Volunteers make a daily call, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays: 

  • Checking in on wellness and mood
  • Reassuring that someone is always there 
  • Answering questions and linking services
  • Providing a friendly ear 

Volunteers are always welcome -- call 631-451-9191 to sign up. 

Water damage repair in Centereach from the skilled, certified, and licensed crews at SERVPRO of Centereach, Selden is also just a call away at (631) 468-3003. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and honored to help.

Why Should Residential Property Owners in Centereach Reach Out for Professional Water Removal Assistance?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

flooded kitchen with items floating on the surface Removing water from your home is a hard job to do on your own. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for remediation and mitigation services in your home.

SERVPRO Crews Use Training and Experience in Similar Circumstances While Completing Water Removal in Centereach to the Highest Industry Standards

We invest in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards and hands-on training for our managers and technicians to ensure we employ the latest research-based interventions when your Centereach home suffers a water loss. The propensity of water from any source, including pipe ruptures, appliance malfunctions, or spills, to migrate into building materials and cavities is a significant cause of structural deterioration, mold growth, and structural weakening and potential collapse. We build our crews’ knowledge capacity by keeping Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certifications current.

How Does “Clean” Supply Line Water Damage Building Materials?

The urgency recommended for water removal in your Centereach home can be puzzling, especially if it appears to drain away. Because homeowners use water for many beneficial purposes, the corrosive nature of both clean and contaminated water is often discounted. Our technicians focus on the rapid removal of clean water because of a range of impacts on conventional building materials:

  • Causes wood framing and substrates to swell and distort, reducing load-bearing capacity
  • Oxidizes (tarnishes or rusts) metals, resulting in staining and fastener and supportive failure
  • Soaks and packs down insulation, reducing or eliminating projected R values (lessening efficiency) and providing an environment for mold growth
  • Collects in building cavities above ceilings, between walls, and under floors, threatening structural collapse from weight and pressure

What Changes in SERVPRO’s Approach to Water Removal When Water Becomes Contaminated?

Clean water quickly acquires contaminants when it stands and moves through your home. Dust, dirt, household chemicals, mold and mildew spores, and more impurities infiltrate the fluids, transforming Category 1 water to Categories 2 or 3 in a matter of hours or days. Training and commercial-grade equipment support SERVPRO technicians as we collect and contain the water of any category. We follow local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of contaminated liquids appropriately and lawfully.

Count on the team at SERVPRO of Centereach, Selden to arrive fully equipped and prepared to manage your water removal needs. Best practices include rapid extraction, so call us day or night at (917) 423-6364 for a prompt assessment and intervention.

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