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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Water in Basement Basement flooding can be prevented if you take the correct measures.

Here at SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park, we know better than most that having water damage in your basement is an unfortunate event to happen in your home.  We want to share some ways to prevent water damage: 

Check for Leakage

  • Check for dark spots under pipes inside sink cabinets, stains on ceilings, toilets that rock, and of course, drips.
  • It is very important to inspect your roof at least once a year. Repair missing, loose, and damaged shingles. Repair any cracked caulking and check for leaks around flashing

Sump Pumps

Make sure you test sump pumps regularly to ensure they will work during a flood. Here is how to do test them. 

  • Slowly fill the sump pump pit with water. Watch for the “float” (similar to the float in your toilet) to rise, which should turn on the pump. Then watch to make sure the water level falls.
  • Test your backup pump the same way, but unplug the main pump first.
  • You want your sump pumps to work to prevent any floods from happening.

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park is always here to help with any Water Damage issues. 24/7.  Just give us a call at 631-661-3802 "Like it never even happened." 

Cleaning Your Home After Water Damage

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers Placed in Room Drying out room after water damage has occurred.

A very important step to take after a water damage is that you maintain the cleanliness of your home to prevent mold growth. This is not only for mold growth but just in general. Here are tips to help the process of cleaning your home or business after water damage.

  • Disconnect the power, unplug any electronics, and remove electronics, furniture, and movable items immediately.
  • Get rid of the water as best as possible
  • Dry out the affected area to prevent more mold growth 
  • Disinfect the affected areas to prevent mold growth 
  • Dispose of damaged items responsibly. The damaged items can be taken to a recycling center instead of to the landfill. 

Here at SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park we are Here to Help® clean up and restore your home or business after water damage to prevent mold growth. Call us at 631-661-3802. 24/7

Fire Damage in your Home

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Soot and Burn marks on floor Fire Damage on Floor of Basement

One of our customers from SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park had fire damage in their home. Our crew was there to help and take care of the situation. Obviously, fire damage in your home is very devastating.

Before the professionals start your fire damage restoration project, here are some things to do after a fire:

  • Limit activity and foot traffic in your home. Staying off of carpet, furniture, and upholstery is key to preventing soot, dirt, and other particles from getting trapped all around your home.
  • If you do need to get around your home, put down clean towels or sheets on the floor and furniture.
  • If possible, change filters in your home to keep dirt and soot from circulating.
  • Don’t try to wash the walls or carpet — leave that for the professionals to avoid permanent damage.
  • Don’t try to clean kitchen appliances yourself. After a fire, electrical connections and wiring may be damaged and could cause further problems if not cleaned carefully and correctly. Leave it to professionals to take care of that 

SERVPRO of Babylon/ Deer Park is always Here to Help®. Issues of fire, mold, water at your home and/or your business. Please give us a call at 631-661-3802. 24/7

Frequent Mold Q&As

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Some Mold Questions and Answers:

Q: Do I have to clean everything in my house or just the major things like clothing and furniture?

A: You should have a professional clean everything to ensure it's all gone and will not come back, specifically the places that had the most mold. 

Q: Which places have the highest rates of mold exposure?

A: Saunas, showers, greenhouses, homes that have a water intrusion issues, etc. 

Q: How do I get rid of mold in my home/business?

A: Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. You must fix the water problem completely otherwise the mold will grow back.  

Mold can happen anywhere and happens to us all.

Here at SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park we are professional and certified in Mold Remediation!

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park can help in all 911 emergencies. When it comes to Fire and Water Damage also.  

Please give us a call at 631-661-3802. We are Here to Help® ~ 24/7 "Like it never even happened."

Preventing Water Damage at your Business

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Many restaurants in the Babylon/Deer Park area rely on dishwashers to keep business moving efficiently and ensure a regular supply of clean crockery for their customers. However, just like any appliance, a dishwasher might break down and cause water damage to your premises. A leak is inconvenient and even costly if you have to close down during cleanup.

SERVPRO® recommends all restaurant owners take the following steps to take care of their automatic dishwashers and reduce the risk of water damage from leaks.

  • Tell Staff Not to over fill 
    It is tempting to put lots of crockery and cutlery in the tray to get cleaner in each load. However, instruct your staff not to crowd the rack, as an over-filled dishwasher is much more likely to leak. It is better to do a couple of smaller loads than trying to fit everything into one big load.
  • Do Regular Maintenance On Doors 
    Loose hinges, misaligned door latches, or broken seals, can all cause leaks. Sometimes the problem can be fixed by simply adjusting and tightening a few screws. You could use an epoxy patch kit to remedy minor seal breaks. However, if it is not possible to right the door or seal, it is better to replace it.
  • Check The Tub And Hose 
    The bathtub and hose can both develop faults over time. Constant use might corrode the tub and make a hole, and aging hoses can become unstable or cease to fit properly. Check all the components of the unit regularly and replace it at the first sign of wear and tear.
  • Use The Correct Detergent 
    Make sure every staff member knows which detergent is best to use. Always use a dishwashing detergent/soap, and always follow the manufacturer instructions. The incorrect dishwashing detergent or too much of the correct cleaning agent might cause suds or even a blockage.

    In the event of a leak, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to help with cleanup. We extract water from your premises and use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the surrounding area so you can resume business as soon as possible.

    For help with Water Damage Remediation in Babylon/ Deer Park and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Babylon/ Deer Park at (631)-661-3802. We are always Here to Help® 24/7, "Like it never even happened."
     

A Big Mess is in Need of a Cleanup

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park is not only there for our community and customers in time of emergencies but also there for cleanups.  The problem for many homeowners is the massive amounts of their belongings piled up from years and years of accumulating! Whether its a landlord cleaning out a tenants mess left behind or a homeowner's belongings accumulating thru the years. Dirt and dust starts to form on the items in the basement. Here are some steps to help clean up this problem that might be happening in your home: 

  • First off, if you left most of those things in the basement for years you probably do not want them anymore, THROW IT OUT! 
  • After you have thrown out all the unwanted things its time to remove any carpet or flooring that was too damaged to be salvaged. 
  • Next, the floor and ceilings must be cleaned to make sure it's ready for any new carpet or flooring you want to put in 
  • Lastly, new flooring or carpet has been added to your room and you MUST maintain this in order to prevent another cleanup.

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park is an emergency fire, water, cleanup and restoration company. We are always Here to Help® 24/7 for emergency services. "Like it never even happened."

Please give us a call at 631-661-3802  

How to Dry Water Intrusion in your Home or Business

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Mold on Carpet SERVPRO was called for mold remediation

This photo was taken at a home that had mold mold damage. Unfortunately, mold damage can occur from anything related to water in the area that there was mold found. Anything, from a leaky pipe to a flood, mold damage can happen at the most inconvenient times. It is highly important that the mold is cleaned and taken care of properly.

Here are some tips to properly dry the water intrusion to prevent mold growth:

  1. Moisture levels in all affected building components should be measured to determine where the water damage has occurred.
  2. Hidden moisture, such as in ceiling plenums and wall cavities, must be tracked and measured.
  3. The right equipment for the job must be properly placed for rapid drying.
  4. Daily moisture readings should be recorded and reported (a critical defense in case of health effects).
  5. Determine the building’s normal moisture level and document goal attainment.

We hope mold growth never occurs in your home or business, but if it does SERVPRO of Babylon/ Deer Park is always Here to Help® 24/7 for emergency services. "Like it never even happened." Call us with any questions, estimates, concerns and more information at 631-661-3802. 

Oil Burner Fire Damage

4/3/2024 (Permalink)

You may have the unfortunate experience of an oil burner fire or puff back.  When the smoke clears out and the firefighters leave, it can seem like the worst is over and your home is safe from further damage. Please be aware that without a professional emergency response team, acidic soot, smoke, and lingering odor will continue to deteriorate your property. Whether you have experienced a small fire or a complete burndown, you need a team of experts to assess the situation. Our team at SERVPRO® of Babylon/Deer Park will stop the immediate damage, secure your property and make sure the damage is all cleaned. From simple boarding to temporary protection, we at SERVPRO have the equipment and expertise necessary to help you through the restoration process. We're Here to Help®! Our expert staff will monitor the damage, provide the necessary fire damage repairs, and assist in settling the property loss claim on your behalf.

We thrive for your complete satisfaction with our fire damage and restoration services. Please call SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park at 631-661-3802 for any water/fire damage/mold remediation. We are here 24/7 when you need us.

Being Prepared

3/11/2024 (Permalink)

If an unfortunate situation such as a catastrophe happens to you, whether it be fire, flood, smoke or mold, one of the most important parts of performing any of these restoration project is the preparation of the project.  Here at SERVPRO® of Babylon/Deer Park, we consider this one of the most important parts of our process. We cover, or move the contents of your home to prevent them from getting damaged. On some of our projects it could take up to two hours just to prepare the location for the clean-up. We have to cover certain areas of the home with a complete seal of plastic before we start our mold remediation project. It is important to take some time to make sure you give your client the most professional job possible. This is what separates SERVPRO from the rest of the companies that are out there. We are a true professional remediation company. Call SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park at 631-661-3802. Here to Help® - 24/7.

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park - 24/7 - Emergency Water and Fire Damage Service

3/11/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Babylon/Deer Park is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for water emergencies for your home and/or business whether they are large or small. When you deal with a 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)661-3802

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling be overwhelmed, stressed, and vulnerable. It's very comforting to have an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park 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)?

About SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. We also do air duct and full clean-ups.  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. We are Here to Help®, "Like it never even happened."