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Cleaning Fire Damage from Setauket Structures

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

employees posing in a warehouse with equipment and trucks You can depend on our SERVPRO team to clean up and restore your property and personal belongings after fire damage in your Setauket home.

SERVPRO Helps Buildings of All Sizes After Setauket Fire Damage  

As one of the most common reasons our professional restoration team is dispatched to homes in the Setauket and Port Jefferson area, considerable time and resources are spent producing top restoration technicians with fire and smoke remediation certifications. This training and coursework are continued over time that our restorers are in the field, ensuring that our roster performs the latest and most efficient recovery practices.

Fire Mitigation Solutions

Fire damage in Setauket properties overwhelms structures after limited exposure and contact time, making efforts like emergency services and mitigation crucial to protect as much of the residence or business as possible. Our 24/7 availability at our nearby SERVPRO facility ensures that after the first notice of loss, we have experienced and knowledgeable professionals mobilizing to help with:

  • Fire Debris Removal
  • Controlled Demolition
  • Needed Repairs

Cleaning Up Soot Fire Damage

Smoke solid deposits generated through partial combustion and spread through the turbulent behavior of convection currents amid the fire leave a residual mark on surfaces and contents. Soot soils are a threatening byproduct of combustion, as these particles tend to have carcinogenic qualities and can ruin underlying materials where these solids come to rest. Several cleaning approaches can help remove soot damage, including:

  • SolventsSolvents are used for dissolving residues to reach the underlying material and protect it from becoming permanently marred. When the soil composition is determined, an appropriate solvent can be used to dissolve the damage.
  • Detergents – Cleaning agents can lift soils away from the underlying material through a chemical process known as emulsification. Similar to the polarization of oil and water, detergents are applied that repel soot particles from surfaces. 
  • Abrasive Media Blasting – More aggressive measures to combat soot damage include media blasting. This process involves pressurized water or air and an abrasive media such as crushed walnut shells, corn cobs, sodium bicarbonate, and other materials.

Malodor Management in Homes

Combustion impacts several materials throughout the structure and produces smoke solids and odors in this burning process. One of the most formidable and challenging byproducts of combustion is the production of smoke damage and malodors. Mainly when aerosolized chemicals, toxins, or plastics are used. The result can be overwhelming and require various deodorizing practices and products to be used.

Helping Businesses After Fire Damage

There are no shortages of larger commercial structures, offices, and restaurants throughout Setauket. When fires damage these properties, we have a capable roster to help the same as we can recover and clean up threats to residences. Because of how much more open the facilities can be and therefore more widespread the damage might become, equipment must match the damage at this greater magnitude. Some of the large loss equipment needed to help includes:

  • Generators
  • Heaters
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Post-Fire Damage Repairs 

A contractor license is one of the many advantages of choosing our SERVPRO professionals for restoration and recovery. Using our experienced contractors, we can provide a wealth of services and build-back actions. Controlled demolition also falls under this heading, so our license allows us to carefully extract damaged portions of building material for a faster and more intricate rebuild. This is often the final stage of fire restoration.

When fire damage in Setauket homes or businesses occurs, there is a small window of time to protect the property as much as possible. Our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson restoration professionals can respond quickly to mitigate loss and restore your residence. Call us now at (631) 476-5300.

Rapid Restoration of Setauket Water Damage

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

Equipment on a water damaged floor Fast-drying can minimize water damage in your Setauket home. SERVPRO has the technicians and equipment to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Is Ready 24/7 to Mitigate Water Damage in Setauket Homes

There is little time to waste when destructive water events occur in your home or business. Water spreads fast along surface materials and can rapidly infiltrate and saturate porous building elements. The moisture migration must be stopped with efficient and point emergency services completed by competent restoration professionals. Our SERVPRO team helps with rapid: 

  • Extraction
  • Content management
  • Bulk material removal
  • Repairs and controlled demolition

The experience of our restoration crew with water damage in Setauket homes allows us to complete a variety of needed mitigation steps as soon as we arrive. Early actions are critical in saving the customer money and preventing avoidable harm and destruction to the structure. For this reason, WRT-Certified technicians are available 24/7 from our SERVPRO facility to help. 

Containing the Water Damage

Establishing effective containment is an early way to reduce the necessary work in water-damaged homes and businesses. Physical barriers and powerful drying along the perimeters of a work zone greatly limit the available motion and migration of moisture. Having an established drying zone makes every drying principle easier to manage and regulate, including: 

  • Airflow
  • Temperature
  • Humidity

Removing Standing Water 

Extraction is the most focused and effective mitigative action our SERVPRO team can take against water damage in area homes. There are several effective strategies for eliminating surface water and pooling throughout the structure with dozens of water removal tools in our inventory. Any standing water is a threat to the residence and its building materials, so the conditions must be overcome quickly with a combination of:

  • Pumps - Pumps represent the most powerful extractors in our supply, from engine=driven and gas-powered trash pumps to electric submersibles for a range of standing water concerns. 
  • Vacuums - Often, this points to the versatility of our wet vacuum units, as these are lightweight and highly portable for multi-story structures, challenging locations, or shallow pooling. 
  • Deep Extraction - Attachments and extensions are a valuable resource for mitigation, as this allows water removal from carpet and padding and wood plank flooring.

Thorough Drying of Water Damage

Despite the importance and need for effective mitigation services, few actions are as critical to recovery and restoration as thorough structural drying. Our WRT-Certified technicians help in this effort through many types of restorative approaches:

  • Surface Drying - Surface water that is not removed with extraction devices must be dried up with tools like air movers. Direct blasts of air across wet surfaces promote evaporation. 
  • Cavity Drying - When water remains trapped in structural cavities, practices, and equipment are used to overcome these concerns. From weep holes that promote airflow to the use of positive pressure systems that infuse dry air into the cavity, we can help. 
  • Saturated Material Drying - It is essential that the drying measures implemented in a damaged property address wet materials. Water soaks into porous elements like drywall and carpeting, requiring specific water removal and restoration techniques. 

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs? 

Water emergencies often come with the need for repairs and reconstruction, which can be problematic for the customer. Unlike many restoration companies, our SERVPRO team has a general contractor license to complete needed build-back work following water restoration services in a household. This license lets us seamlessly transition to the subsequent recovery phase, saving customers time and money on pursuing a subcontractor to complete this portion of the repairs. 

Water damage in Setauket homes can be quickly and thoroughly resolved by trusting in the fast response and thorough restoration of our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team. Call our knowledgeable professionals today at (631) 476-5300. 

Removing Harmful Setauket Mold Damage

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

containment barriers covering doorways in a mold damaged room SERVPRO has experienced technicians with the tools and equipment for mold damage remediation in your Setauket home or business. Give us a call!

24/7 Remediation for Mold Damage in Setauket Properties

There is a need for urgency when mold is discovered in your home. These organisms can rapidly spread from one organic material to the next, destroying hosting elements and creating volatile conditions that are challenging for comfortable living. The earliest aspects of mold remediation and management are the steps taken to limit the spread and severity of exposure, including strategies like:

  • Moisture management
  • Content relocation
  • Surface cleaning

How Did the Mold Occur? 

Identifying the root cause of mold damage in Setauket homes can be vital in beginning the remediation. Moisture and dampness contribute to conditions capable of supporting mold colonies. The cause of this water damage should be evaluated and managed to choke off continued conditions to facilitate this growth and prevent recurrences moving forward. Much of the mold that homes and businesses experience results from unresolved or poorly managed water damage or storm damage starting in structural cavities.

Does Mold Need to Be Removed? 

You might be under the impression that mold will dissipate on its own even without direct action. The natural deterioration or dying of active colonization is unlikely, especially in persistently damp and moist conditions. Despite spores being a naturally occurring part of the environment in most parts of your home or business, colonization can directly impact the structure and its occupants, stressing the urgency of remediation solutions. These include:

  • Structural Damage - One of the glaring concerns with mold damage is the impact on structural elements hosting the colonies. Mold infestations use organic matter as a food source, resulting in the degradation of these materials.
  • Continued Spread - Another reason it is essential to act fast about mold growth in your property is that the situation is likely to continue getting worse. Moist conditions that facilitate mold growth allow these spores to impact new hosting materials as colonies multiply and migrate. Containment and remediation preserve building elements yet to be affected.
  • Threats to Comfortable Living - Mold is an organism that can leave the kind of damage that makes homeowners uncomfortable or unsettled. Active colonization can produce volatile organic compounds that result in harsh odors.

How Can SERVPRO Remove Mold Damage?

Our responding IICRC-certified technicians prioritize providing the most immediate and focused remediation services possible to eliminate active colonies and reduce the destruction these organisms can cause. With multiple options based on the condition of the house, the processes fall under a few main types, including:

  • Antimicrobial Cleaning
  • Mechanical Action
  • Controlled Demolition

Are Damage Repairs Needed?

Whether controlled demolition was required to remove mold damage from the house or not, some degree of repairs and reconstruction is likely to be needed. Having a general contractor license allows us to complete the processes that remediation begins to return properties to their pre-mold state and make it “Like it never even happened.” Some areas our license helps include:

  • Repairs – Repairs are often a vital element of the remediation approach, from the damage to the structure from the spreading organism to the cause of water damage like a leaking pipe.
  • Replacing After Controlled Demolition – With controlled demolition being a remediation strategy, any of these discarded materials will require replacement and reinstallation.
  • Preventing Recurrences – Another focus of the reconstruction services we provide is creating a stable environment without the pressing threat of recurring mold. We address moisture penetration and structural vulnerabilities to achieve this.

Considering the impact of mold damage on Setauket homes, it is essential to have remediation professionals ready to help when these threats are discovered. Our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson professionals can mobilize fast, 24/7, when you call (631) 476-5300.

Restoration for Flood Damage in Your Setauket Home

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

Carpet Water “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.”

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Setauket Property After Flood Damage

Few things can make you feel more helpless as a homeowner than the potential danger of external flooding and possible damage to your property. Flood water can contain contaminants, so let our professionals at SERVPRO handle all the cleanup and restoration for you.

When your property is affected by flood damage in Setauket, it is essential to act quickly to prevent additional damage. Make sure everyone exits the property and seeks somewhere safe to avoid any contaminants in the water. If it is safe, turn off any gas and electricity to limit the risk of electrical charges or gas leaks in the water. SERVPRO will come to clean up the water and restore your home.

The Restoration Process

Once SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property, there are several steps we take to complete the restoration:

  • First, we pump out any standing water so we can assess the damages.
  • Next, we safely remove and dispose of any contents and furniture damaged beyond repair.
  • We check the building for any damage to the structure which could cause potential hazards now or in the future.
  • We ensure the property is dry and dehumidified by removing residual water. If left untreated, it could lead to additional damage.

Getting your home back to its original state can be a complex and lengthy process, but our staff is professionally trained to complete the job thoroughly and promptly. After the restoration is complete, you should take measures to avoid flooding. The precautions can include the installation of waterproof membranes for walls and flooring and installing a new drainage system.

If a storm has damaged your home, contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson immediately at (631) 476-5300. You can trust us to return your home to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

We Act Fast to Limit Damage to Your Stony Brook Home After Water Damage

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

water flooding living room and sofas Stony Brook water damage bothering you? Call SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Steps that Guarantee Safety During Water Removal in Affected Stony Brook Homes 

Whatever an incident leaves your Stony Brook property flooded, removing all the standing water fast is essential to keep the damages at manageable levels. Water removal may require different steps, including scooping the water with buckets or pumps and controlling the evaporation rates by managing temperature and air movements. It is easy to forget safety when juggling all these activities.

Safety of the affected people

Carrying out the process of water removal from your Stony Brook home is impossible without people being in contact with the spilled water. That contact can pose a wide range of risks. There is the risk of electrocution because water conducts electricity. Our SERVPRO technicians address these risks in different ways. We have electrical circuit tests to verify that no electrical hazards exist after we turn off the power. We also have PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, like rubber boots and gloves to protect against contaminants.

Safety of the structure

Water can damage structural components, especially after extended exposure. It can also ruin the physical appearance by affecting finishes. For example, it can cause chipping or bubbling of paint, ruining the visual appeal of a wall, ceiling, or other parts of the structure. Apart from removing water fast, there is also a need to take additional precautions. When drying your premises, our SERVPRO technicians make calculations to ensure balanced drying. This prevents issues such as condensation, which can transfer moisture to elevated surfaces, or cracking or warping in materials such as wood due to unbalanced drying. 

Safety of the equipment

The equipment used during removal plays a crucial role in expediting the process. However, damaging the equipment during the operation would amplify the cost of restoration, especially if using hired ones. Our SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, so we operate our equipment safely and in ways that guarantee maximum efficiency. For example, we ensure nothing blocks the vents of the air movers. We also use GFCI, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, when operating electric-powered equipment in wet environments.

Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage Restoration in Setauket Homes - Cleaning Artworks

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

various pictures two fists and a fire Rely on SERVPRO for restoring your fire damaged Setauket home and securing safe artwork restoration.

SERVPRO Can Restore Some Soot Damaged Art

After a fire incident in your Setauket home, you may feel like you have lost everything. Treasured memories, documents, and sentimental items could all incur some damage. Soot is one of the primarily hidden aspects of a fire loss and a significant contributor to property damage. This black coating can linger on surfaces and get inside your appliances, electronics, and other items, and the longer it remains, the harder it is to clean. Soot is acidic by nature and can cause extensive corrosion to various objects.

Hiring a fire damage restoration company in Setauket is crucial to getting the job done right and rapidly. SERVPRO's goal is to restore your artwork to preloss conditions by selecting minimally invasive treatments to maintain the physical integrity of your piece. Careful evaluation is required before proceeding with this type of restoration. Typically, an art curator or specialty shop fulfills the rehabilitation following a house fire. 

Signs of soot damage on paintings

? Staining

? Paint discoloration

? Rust, pitting, and corrosion

Dealing with soot-damaged artworks

Heat, flames, and smoke can cause significant damage to artwork, but with the proper treatment and skills, it can often be reversed. SERVPRO is suited to perform the restoration of your smoke-damaged painting if minor residues are present. We understand the importance of timeliness concerning a fire-damaged picture. The damage can worsen if not treated quickly or shipped out for advanced professional restoration. Factors that determine the cleanability:

? How hot the fire got

? How close the fire reached to the painted surface

? Nature of the actual residue

? The painting's physical make up

Paintings present unique cleaning challenges due to the materials and the item's value.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is quick to offer fire damage restoration, helping you sort through the mess and return your valuables to preloss conditions. Call us at (631) 476-5300. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Rocky Point, Water Damage, High Humidity, and SERVPRO Solutions

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

humidity written on wet window SERVPRO offers water removal from humidity-compromised Rocky Point properties--and solutions to prevent future occurrences.

High Humidity Concerns for Your Rocky Point Residence

Higher humidity levels are a common complaint and catalyst of problems that could affect Port Jefferson area homes. Without the appropriate management of this situation, many more traumatic scenarios could erupt with little warning, including mold growth and structural degradation. Understanding what to do and what you can expect from professional restoration teams like ours can better prepare you for what must happen to protect your house from irreparable moisture damage.

With so many water damages that could originate from dampness and moisture in your Rocky Point home, combatting these conditions is imperative to protecting the investment in your property and the contents and people inside. As you might expect, multiple tools and machines can effectively address humidity in your home. Our SERVPRO experts can show up fast with the full measure of our equipment inventory to start recovery immediately.

Our professionals utilize the most critical piece of equipment in situations with high grain moisture content. The excessive humidity along the harbor leading to the Long Island Sound accounts for our array of dehumidification devices. Our Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers (LGR) can handle large loss scenarios. Still, they are also ideal for widespread dampness that could begin to saturate construction materials, flooring, and open areas of your property. 

Moisture detection equipment can help our SERVPRO professionals identify problem areas within your home that could continue to be an issue even after effective drying. In some cases, our technicians must recommend or encourage continued efforts after restoration to manage moisture in areas like basements of homes in the region. By installing a permanent dehumidifier in problem areas, homeowners only have to manage collection trays to continually reduce damaging moisture content in the air.

Higher humidity levels are a given that many homeowners throughout the area must contend with regularly with the proximity to the harbor. Our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team can help you to manage this situation and prevent further compromising scenarios like mold growth or structural degradation. Call us anytime you need help at (631) 476-5300.

Restoring a Damaged Fireplace in Port Jefferson

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

beautiful stone-faced fire place SERVPRO advises Port Jefferson homeowners to inspect chimneys and flues before "firing up" the fireplace.

How Our Port Jefferson Fire Damage Team Restored This Fireplace

Opening your flue allows oxygen into the fireplace, letting it burn more efficiently. It also decreases the amount of carbon dioxide and smoke in the room by channeling it through the dampers- small steel shutters inside your chimney. Forgetting to open the flue before igniting your fire could cause emissions to back up, resulting in soots and smoke being forced out from your fireplace.

One of the customers who forgot to open their flue caused severe fire damage in Port Jefferson. Their main concern was that their stunning stone fireplace had taken the brunt of the damage. A wholesale replacement could have cost thousands of dollars to remove the existing fireplace, order a new one and install it. Our team rectified much of the damage using SERVPRO's patented Mason cleaner.

By phoning professionals, this customer ensured that no further damage was caused. Most household cleaners are unable to remediate thick smoke or soot damage effectively. Attempting to clear away soiling from a fire like this could have resulted in spreading soot around, causing harm to floors, walls, and masonry. SERVPRO technicians are equipped with the expertise and the equipment to give your home the best chance of returning to its pre loss condition.

As you can see, most of the damage sustained was confined to the upper half of the fireplace. That's because smoke rises upwards, traveling into clean air pockets. There is a heavy soot deposit because the shut flue increased the air pressure inside the chimney. High-pressure fires cause more problems because smoke residues are forced deeper into the surface and can eat away at the finish.

We needed to use an aggressive cleaning product to tackle the heavy set soot but also one that was non-corrosive and would not damage the finish of the stone behind it. Our technicians have access to a full range of chemical agents, including patented cleaners that are not readily available. Using SERVPRO's mason cleaner, we successfully restored the damage and saved the customer from an expensive replacement. "Like it never even happened."

Fireplace restoration is just one of many services we can provide to return your home to preloss conditions. Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.

Does Your Setauket Business Have a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan?

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

clothes shop Is your business prepared for water damage? SERVPRO can help with our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP). Call us today!

Prepare for Unexpected Water Damage to Your Setauket Business

Your Setauket restaurant or gift shop caters to both residents and visitors to our beautiful village on the north coast of Long Island. The last thing you need is the disruption and chaos of water damage, but it does happen. To avoid disappointing customers and to lose their business for a time or permanently, consider working with our experienced project managers on a proactive approach to any possible water event.

Water damage in Setauket can have many causes. Plumbing springs leaks and appliances malfunction, both instances capable of closing your doors for the short term. Unfortunately, statistics show that a business that needs to shut down and regroup after a water disaster can see the short-term need turn into a permanent closure. We have options to prevent the double tragedy of water damage and business loss.

Developing a personalized SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) is a proactive step you take in collaboration with our team to minimize the effect of water damage and get you back to business in record time. One of our managers visits your site, becoming familiar with your layout and operations. An evaluation of your commercial property’s strengths and vulnerabilities permits us to make recommendations that could save you from severe damage to the building’s structure, equipment, and contents if a water event occurs.

You use the SERVPRO mobile app to add details and set out priorities. Identify key vendors and contractors for us to contact if we have questions during remediation. Share information about the location of utility shut-offs and critical documents. Designate trusted employees or others who can act in your stead if you are out of town or otherwise unavailable during the emergency.

Taken together, the two parts of the SERVPRO ERP provide a concise, digital blueprint for our team to follow in the event of a water crisis at your business. The documents make it clear you choose us to meet your restoration needs, and the confidence you and your customers feel knowing our industry-leading team is on your side smooths the process.

Contact us at (631) 476-5300 to schedule a walk-through to start the ERP process. SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is eager to partner with you and your workforce to prepare for the worst by working with the best.

What Hazards does SERVPRO Have to be Mindful of When Dealing with Fire and Soot Damage?

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

smoke detector Smoke and soot travel throughout the house and an be difficult to clean. SERVPRO has the answers!

Setauket Homeowners Need Safety-Conscious Fire and Soot Damage Restoration Crews

Home safety is something most Setauket homeowners are aware of, at least some of the time. We all know the importance of not leaving a burning candle unattended and always keeping on top of roof repairs. When it comes to a disaster in the home, safety becomes even more critical, and you need a repair crew who will put safety first.  

Fire and soot damage to your Setauket home brings a slew of potential hazards. It would be helpful if you had access to a restoration team that understands how to identify and mitigate risks and create a safe working space. Good safety practices mean peace of mind for you and your family and a lower-risk remediation project.  

What Kind of Training Does SERVPRO Give Its Employees? 

We train all our technicians to the standards set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC offers the industry standard in cleaning practices, which means our SERVPRO techs are up-to-date on the best practices and techniques for every aspect of remediation.  

Because SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is a Franchise, our team has access to national training resources, including:

  • Training at our training facility
  • Self-paced e-learning 
  • Opportunities for professional development and ongoing training 

What Structural Hazards Are There During Restoration? 

Structural safety is one of the main concerns when remediating fire and soot damage. Fire can wreak havoc with walls, ceilings, roofs, and crawl spaces, leaving your home unstable. For example, there is the risk of falling debris, sagging ceilings, or even sharp edges that could cause a wound. 

We equip our teams with hard hats and safety boots, and securing the working area's safety is our priority. If we need to call in an engineer or other professional to help keep the site safe, we will. SERVPRO teams will advise when it is safe to enter, so please follow their directions.  

We also know the potential for slip, trip, and fall hazards. These can be caused by: 

  • Floors that are wet from firefighting efforts
  • Soot residue on tile floors
  • Walking onto hardwood floors after stepping on a damp surface
  • Protruding nails or splinters, unstable flooring, or holes 

Our teams will set up caution signs to warn workers and families of potential problems. 

What About The Risks of Fire And Soot? 

Smoke in Setauket is a hazardous substance that can be noxious. We furnish our teams with personal protective equipment, including aprons, gloves, and respirators, to keep them safe while working. Because soot can be hazardous and damage your home, the residue must be cleaned thoroughly. 

Our teams understand the different kinds of soot and how it interacts with various surfaces. We can take care of cleaning soot from: 

  • The walls and ceilings of your home
  • Textiles such as linens, drapes, and carpets
  • Upholstery and cushions
  • Wooden and metal furniture 

The best way to deal with soot is thorough cleaning – and that is what we do best. We use a range of scrubbing actions, chemical cleaning, and sometimes media blasting to clean the soot out of every nook and cranny. We can also use ultrasonic and hydraulic cleaning for soft furnishings, linens, drapes, and spot cleaning for more delicate upholstery. 

Is There A Danger From Firefighting Chemicals? 

Firefighting chemicals are a necessary part of extinguishing a blaze – but they can also be toxic. We recommend you dispose of all food, cosmetics, make-up, and medicines exposed to firefighting chemicals. It is better to replace them than run the risk of contamination. Our cleaning process also helps remove leftover residues from firefighting efforts. 

Are There Any Hazards From Fogging? 

We aim to leave your home "Like it never even happened." That means leaving it smelling fresh too. Thermal fogging is a powerful way to deal with leftover odors, but it comes with its risks, of which our technicians must stay aware. 

Thermal fogging chemicals are flammable, so our technicians must extinguish all pilot lights, stoves, water heaters, ranges, etc., before beginning. We also turn off any electrical devices that could cause a spark. We do not begin fogging until you, your family, and your pets are clear of the area. We also post signs to let people know fogging is in progress, and we will advise you can safely re-enter the room. We also ventilate the area thoroughly before you come back. 

Fire and soot damage can cause many hazards. You can rely on SERVPRO to take care of risks and advise you when it is safe to re-enter damaged areas. For help with fire and soot cleanup, call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300.