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Commercial Fire Restoration

9/12/2023 (Permalink)

Getting a place of business up and running after a fire is always a difficult and time consuming task. Restoring a place of business is a hard task. Even a small fire can cause damage and immerse the surrounding areas with soot and a smell that will linger permanently if not treated correctly. SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park has an experienced recovery team with certified technicians.

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park has decades of combined experience amongst our ranks and we extensively train each and every new crew member to utilize proven techniques and to optimally manage all drying equipment. Since we are a SERVPRO® Franchise we have access to new technology, equipment, and methods that are backed and tested by the nation's most reliable disaster relief franchise. Hopefully, you will never need our services, but if your commercial properties ever experience a fire we will be there when you call. Trust us!

Please give us a call at 631-661-3802 for any questions or issues. We are here 24/7 for emergency services. We are always here to help. "Like it never even happened." 

Fire Damage Cleanup and Repair

9/5/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Parkis the only business you will need to contact for the cleanup and repair of your fire damages caused to your home or business. We are available 24/7 and will answer your call when you need us most!

Fast and efficient fire damage cleanup can make your worst catastrophe a thing of the past. No one expects or plans for a fire, but once it occurs it feels like it is your worst nightmare. Not only do the flames tear through anything they can touch, but the damage caused by the smoke, ash, and soot cause major damage and problems.  This is all before the fire department arrives and douses your home with water as well. Smoke, ash, soot, and water….all specialties of SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park. 

Professional fire damage professionals will work quickly to get your home back up and running. The main reason you call a professional to clean up after this type of mess is that ash is acidic and will destroy materials if it sits for too long by deteriorating them. The smoke damage will cause an irritating smell and could be potentially harmful.

The average scope for fire damage includes;

-Setting up containment areas to avoid further damage from soot spreading around the home.

-Bag up and clear out fire-damaged materials.

-Begin cleaning/wiping down all floors, walls, carpets, ceilings, furniture, countertops, etc. Anywhere the smoke could have reached will need to be cleaned and that is what we’re there for.

-Lastly, we need to clean out the home’s HVAC system because the smoke will cause a harsh and irritating odor if not correctly cleaned.

After cleaning all ash, soot, and smoke damage the home will be free of any odors that will be irritating or harmful.

Call SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park for all your fire  and smoke damage cleanup needs- 631-661-3802. We are always here to help 24/7 for emergency services.

"Like it never even happened."

3 Steps You Need To Take When You Have A Pipe Break

8/1/2023 (Permalink)

1. Stay Calm  

If you happen to come home to a flooded home it is normal to panic. Try your best not to.  Instead, remain calm as you face the problem of water in your home. It will better for everyone involved with water cleanup, mitigation, and drying performed. Your home restoration company will ensure your flooded home is returned to its normal state, but panicking won't make this happen faster. Remember that people all over have dealt with water in their flooded home. You, too, can handle this. We promise. 

2. Get to Safety

When you have a supply line break, you might be tempted to try to fix it yourself. Keep in mind that a break is nothing to face on your own.  Water in your Babylon/Deer Park home can quickly become a hazard, so it's important that you leave the area with water damage as quickly as possible. Water damage isn't simply structural. When you have a pipe break, the area becomes prone to mold growth and insects, as well. A restoration company can handle water cleanup, mitigation, and drying.

3. Call a Professional Restoration Company

Your home may have flood damage after a pipe break, but a restoration company can help with water in your home. Flood damage can manifest itself visibly, but you may also have structural damage that a home restoration company can notify you about after mitigation, water cleanup, drying, and restoration. While the flood damage in your home might seem impossible when it comes to water cleanup and drying, the truth is that your restoration expert has seen this problem before, and he or she is fully equipped to handle this situation.

No homeowner wants to deal with flood damage, but unfortunately, flooding does happen. If you find yourself in a situation where you have river flooding or a pipe breaks, remember that you aren't alone. Your home restoration expert is ready to help you with mitigation to prevent flood damage from happening to you again. SERVPRO of Babylon/ Deer Park will work with you to ensure you're safe and that your home is repaired after the damage. 

How to Choose a Restoration Professional

The person or company you use to restore your home after serious flooding should have experience handling water cleanup specifically. While most companies are familiar with handling a variety of damage issues, make sure you ask if the company is ready to assist with cleanup after water damage caused by a pipe breaking. When you reach out to the company, you need to provide as much information as possible. Was the flood water in your home caused by a pipe break? Has your area recently experienced high rainfall? Did a nearby dam break? If you aren't sure what caused the water buildup in your home, just let the company know and they will work with you to create a plan that will remove the excess water from your building and help you get back to your normal life.

Call SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park at 631-661-3802. We are open 24/7 for emergency services. Mold, Water, Fire, Clean-Up and Restoration - WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

How Weather can Disrupt a Business

7/31/2023 (Permalink)

There are many different ways weather can impact a Business...

For example if an electrical storm occurs it can knock out power a snow storm could do the same, and make it impossible to operate your business. It could also damage your building and make it necessary to shut down. You could lose business capabilities for a period of time. Thankfully, insurance will cover many of these problems. 

Business Disruption Insurance is Crucial 

 General commercial insurance may not cover these problems if you do not include business disruption coverage. This type of insurance coverage is designed to help cover losses when weather or damages impact the operation of your business. It will help get your business get back up and running and minimize personal and businesses losses in an effective manner. As weather-related damage is considered an act of God, specific coverage like this is needed for your business.

Important Considerations 

When purchasing this type of insurance, it is important to choose a type that covers all possible damage. For example, it should cover emergency repairs to your building, equipment breakdown, food spoilage, loss of power, tree damage, loss of water, wind damage, snow damage, and winter storm damage. These types of weather damage are hard to predict and must be covered as much as possible.

CALL SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park at 631-661-3802. We are open 24/7 for your emergency service needs!

A Commercial Property uses Coinsurance

7/31/2023 (Permalink)

Coinsurance clauses are found in a wide range of insurance policies, but serve varying purposes depending on the area of insurance. When used in the context of property insurance, coinsurance is defined as "the percentage of the value of the property that a policyholder is required to insure." Coinsurance clauses are included in commercial property policies in order to ascertain that policyholders are purchasing a sufficient limit of insurance, and penalizes those who do not. If the policyholder fails to purchase an adequate amount of the value for their insured property, then their claim payment is reduced and they may not be fully covered in the event of a disaster. When this happens, the insurer compares the policy’s limit at the time of the loss against the amount required by the coinsurance percentage to calculate what will be paid out on the claim. 

Let's illustrate this in an example: Say a building is valued at $1,000,000 and the insurance policy contains an 80% coinsurance clause. This clause would specify the policyholder insures the building for $800,000. If the policyholder were to only purchase $600,000, they would be subject to penalty in the case of a property loss.  Continuing the above scenario, if only $600,000 of property limit is purchased and a fire occurs that causes $300,000 in damage repair, the claim payout would be calculated by dividing the actual insured amount ($600,000) by the required insured amount ($800,000), or 75%.  That percentage is then multiplied against the $300,000 loss, so the policyholder would only receive $225,000 minus any applicable deductible. Insuring the property at an amount less than the coinsurance clause percentage detracts from the claim payout. 

Coinsurance does not affect you until a loss is suffered, but it is essential to be aware of the inclusion of this clause when purchasing a policy as it will directly impact the coverage you receive in the event of a disaster.  

Here at SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park, we are open 24/7 for emergencies. Please give us a call at 631-661-3802. "Like it never even happened." 

Getting Ready for a Storm

7/31/2023 (Permalink)

After a long winter we welcome the spring and summer seasons.  Both seasons don't always warrant sunny and warm weather.  In fact, both  seasons are notorious for bringing heavy rains, lightning, thunder, and even tornadoes. Protecting your home, business and its employees by being prepared is your first line of defense against the potential for spring storm damage. Your second is the right package for your business, which is complete with a Business Owner's Policy (BOP), commercial property coverage and general liability protection.

Emergency Checklist

First, establish a chain of command, a communication plan, and an exit strategy should you need one. Involve your staff members in the emergency instructions so that everyone is on the same page. Next, ensure your staff members are familiar with tornado procedures.

Prepare For Power Outages

  Here are some steps you can take to manage  and prepare for power failures.

  • Clearly label circuit breakers
  • Keep a generator on site
  • When severe storms come, unplug computers and other equipment that could be damaged by the surge
  • Install surge protectors
  • Service emergency equipment prior to storms to ensure it will work when you need it
  • Keep backup digital files for critical information

Protect Your Home Or Office

Take an inventory of your important items before a storm. This will help to report lost or damage property after a severe spring storm. Ensure all latches and supports are in good working order and that heavy items are secured. Next, find a home for loose items, especially important documents.

Here at SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park, we strive to keep our customers satisfied and provide them the right information and advice to help them in these situations. Please call us at 631-661-3802. We are an emergency service company. Here for you 24/7.  We always here to help "Like it never even happened."

Fire Prevention Tips

7/31/2023 (Permalink)

Obviously, fire damage is an extremely horrible occurrence and so it is extremely important to know how to properly prevent fires. Here are some important fire prevention tips:

1) Install smoke alarms. When smoke is detected the smoke alarms will alert the people in the house and the local fire department in your area.

2) Test your smoke alarms in your home or business every month to ensure they work properly.

3) If there is fire in your home GET OUT immediately, do not linger around in the building or grab anything. Your safety is more important then an object.

4) Have an emergency plan with your family to make sure everyone in the house knows where to go and do in case of fire.

If you unfortunately have fire damage in your home, SERVPRO of Babylon/ Deer Park is here for you and all your emergency situations.

SERVPRO of Babylon/Deer Park is always here to help "Like it never even happened." Please call us at 631-661-3802. We are open 24/7.  

Prepping for a Thunderstorm

7/31/2023 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms can be more dangerous than you think! They happen often and can cause a lot of damage to your home. Of course, there are ways to help prevent this. 

To prepare for a Thunderstorm, you should do the following:

  • You should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. In order, to prevent any chaos. 
  • Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  • Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile so you are safe (not a convertible).
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors so they do not swing open and to avoid rain from coming in. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.
  • Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives.
  • Last but not least act smart. Thunder storms can be dangerous. 

    Here are some facts about Thunderstorms!

    • They may occur singly, in clusters or in lines.
    • Some of the most severe occur when a single Thunderstorm affects one location for an extended time.
    • Warm, humid conditions are highly favorable for Thunderstorm development.

When a Storm hits, SERVPRO of Babylon/ Deer Park is Ready for you! Please give us a call 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

6/19/2023 (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 stuff piled up from years and years of accumulating stuff. 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

6/19/2023 (Permalink)

Moldy Carpet SERVPRO was called to for Mold Remediation.

This photo was taken awhile back from mold damage. Unfortunately, mold damage can occur from anything related to water in the area that there was mold. 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.