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SERVPRO of Port Jefferson Offers Support Rebuilding a 9/11 Hero's Home in Islip

2/13/2024 (Permalink)

emc and police photo SERVPRO is dedicated to assisting our friends and neighbors on Long Island. Please donate to the Bobby McMahon gofundme campaign.

SERVPRO® Stands with Our First Responders

In the face of tragedy, communities often rally together to support those who have spent their lives in service to others. The latest example of this unfolds in Islip, New York, for Bobby McMahon, a 9/11 first responder and retired Member of the Department of Correction.

The start of 2024 brought an unforeseen disaster for Bobby—a fire sparked by a faulty boiler ravaged his home, rendering it uninhabitable. This misfortune was compounded by the discovery that his homeowner's insurance had lapsed, an oversight during a particularly challenging time following the loss of his wife to ovarian cancer in 2021.

However, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson offers hope amidst the ashes. Led by owner Risa Kluger, she has generously provided all necessary labor, supplies, and equipment to carry out the basement's clean-out, demolition, and debris removal—a significant stride toward recovery. The spirit of community support is further bolstered by the kindness of John Stein from Restoration Dry Cleaners and Sean Winters from Winter Brothers Carting, who have also donated their services.

From the franchise, "When Mr. McMahon's circumstances were brought to our attention, we realized what a horrible situation he was in. Kevin Citrangola, a Project Manager here, spoke with our owner, Risa Kluger, who promptly approved for him to come up with a plan to give back to and help out Mr. McMahon because he's a police officer and a 9/11 First Responder who's given so much. SERVPRO nationally sponsors the First Responders Children's Foundation and the First Responders Football Bowl, so this is one way SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is doing our share on Long Island."

This story is a testament to communities' gratitude for their first responders. Mr. McMahon, who spent years serving and protecting others, is now receiving a community's embrace. The collaborative efforts of SERVPRO, its trade partners, and numerous individual contributors to McMahon's GoFundMe—nearing $35,000—reflect powerful solidarity.

Mr. McMahon's resilience is remarkable; despite the adversities, he remains thankful that his family, including the family pets, were unharmed in the fire. With the clean-up underway, fellow first responders have pledged to take up hammers and nails to help rebuild the McMahon home—a place of cherished memories and a sanctuary for his children and grandchild.

The GoFundMe, organized by Richard Palmer, Jr., a retired Warden with the NYC Department of Correction and fellow 9/11 Responder, is not just a fundraiser but a call for aiding a fellow brother. Bobby McMahon's story is one of sacrifice, loss, and the unwavering strength of a community that refuses to let one of its heroes stand alone in the face of hardship.

To contribute to Bobby McMahon's home restoration, visit the GoFundMe page here. No matter the size, every donation is a brick in the foundation of a renewed home and hope.

Quality Fire Damage Restoration in Setauket

2/13/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® location AT NIGHT Day or Night--SERVPRO® is ready to help our Setauket neighbors with fire and smoke damage cleanup and restoration. Here To Help®

Fire Damage Restoration at Your Doorstep

 The quality of restoration depends on the quality of the equipment. This is especially true when dealing with the smoky odors, particulates and chemical staining that are common in the aftermath of a property fire.

Local organizations, a top-rated one being SERVPRO®, offering fire damage restoration in Setauket must use modern equipment to ensure a prompt and high-quality service. Smoke damage, odor, and poor air quality are common symptoms that need to be addressed by services in the aftermath of a kitchen or electrical fire. SERVPRO addresses these symptoms using air-scrubbing equipment, which helps to remove odors as well as particulates from indoor spaces.

 Air scrubber features

  • High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that remove up to 99.97% of contaminants from indoor air.
  • Variable speed controls for air intake
  • Stackable or daisy chain features for versatility

Air scrubbers come in mini sizes, which makes them suitable for use in smoke-damaged kitchen spaces and hallways. Large air intakes draw indoor air through the filter system, which removes contaminants and releases clean air through the exhaust hoses, which often carry the air outdoors.

The advantage of using air scrubbers over natural ventilation is the volume of air exchange. A mini air scrubber moves 600 cubic feet per minute (CFM) compared with 100 CFM of a regular household fan and less still for natural ventilation from opening windows.

 In the aftermath of the fire, it is vital to remove odors and particulates as quickly as possible to restore indoor air quality to a hygienic standard. Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson for quality fire damage restoration at (631) 476-5300. “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Up a Sewage Backup in Setauket and Beyond

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

B&A sewage cleanup in a kitchen, servpro Our SERVPRO team deploys equipment, along with our knowledge, to safely restore biohazardous materials from a sewage backup in your Setauket kitchen.

Restoration After Sewage and Flood Damage

Sewage backup into residences can be one of the most complicated situations a homeowner faces. Because of the clear contamination concerns and the rapid spread of this compromised backup water, it is a destructive and alarming situation to experience. With conditions like Port Jefferson recently experienced with snow and rain, threats like sewage backup become even more significant. Rely on our SERVPRO® technicians to safely restore your property.

Our service area includes thousands of properties in Setauket directly connected to sewage and wastewater disposal systems. When the region experiences heavy precipitation, the ground becomes saturated, and any excess water can cause a surcharge that pushes water back up through the system to its residential connection points.

Cleaning Up a Sewage Backup in Your Home

In the provided image, you can see a local property that called us for this reason. We were able to contain the problem area, extract the sewage, clean, and repair the affected portions of the property. Sewage is a mixture of human waste, chemicals, and other debris that can spread harmful bacteria and viruses. When cleaning up sewage backup in your home, we follow a strict protocol to ensure safety. Our cleaning and recovery processes include vital steps like:

  • Extraction- The first priority is removing standing water and debris. We use specialized equipment to extract water and clean up the mess.
  • Disinfection and Cleanup- We disinfect the affected area using chemicals that kill bacteria and viruses.
  • Structural Drying- After disinfection, we thoroughly dry the area to prevent mold growth.
  • Ongoing Inspections- We also inspect the area to ensure all contaminated materials are removed and disposed of.

As leading biohazard cleaning specialists in the region, we have the expertise and equipment to clean up the mess safely and effectively, ensuring your home is free from harmful contaminants.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is ready 24/7 when disasters strike, like sewage backup in your household. Call now at (631) 476-5300.

Mold Remediation Training Decontaminates Setauket Homes 24/7

12/9/2023 (Permalink)

trained and experienced, PPE servpro Rely on the applied microbial remediation team from SERVPRO to restore your mold damaged home in Setaukat. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO® Excels with Mold Removal

Whether the cause is a small pipe leak or extinguishing a home fire, mold damage can become a concern as soon as one to three days after a home experiences excess moisture levels. When mold proliferates excessively in these conditions, it can significantly reduce the comfort of your Setauket home by introducing musty odors, reducing air quality, and potentially damaging surfaces like wood, drywall, and carpet.

When Setauket properties need mold remediation services, SERVPRO can respond to the call with professional-grade tools and comprehensive restoration services. This team’s thorough decontamination techniques can effectively return a property to a clean, safe condition, allowing property owners to relax and enjoy their homes as before.

SERVPRO Training Prepares Technicians for Disasters 

SERVPRO crew members undergo thorough training in a diverse array of disaster scenarios, including residential mold remediation strategies.

These training programs include:

? Crew Training modules

? Fire and Water Restoration training

? Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning strategies

Further education modules are available to encourage further learning and specialization among technicians. The e-Learning modules also keep professionals up-to-date on requirements and standards set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). SERVPRO’s commitment to learning and growth aims to maintain a high standard for restoration services provided to the community. 

How SERVPRO Crews Restore Properties Affected by Mold Damage

After thorough inspection and testing, restoration technicians can respond to mold damage with a variety of tools and methods, such as:

? Odor control and sanitation strategies like scented granules and EPA-registered biocides

? Precise demolition of drywall and other materials impacted by mold

? Low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers and HEPA-filter vacuums to dry moisture and pick up particles

These tools and techniques reliably work in tandem to reduce mold levels in residences to pre-contamination levels.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is Here to Help® when you need it. Call (631) 476-5300 for assistance from a team that offers around-the-clock mitigation and restoration services.

Trusted Water Damage Restoration for Setauket Commercial Sites

10/9/2023 (Permalink)

water damage, removal of carpet. place equipment SERVPRO techs mitigate water damage to offices in Setauket by using minimal demolition and maximum equipment placement. Here To Help®

Rely on Trained Techs for Water Damage Mitigation

A water damage situation may result from a plumbing failure, appliance malfunction, or roof leaks, and such incidents must be handled quickly to mitigate the loss. Failure to do so may cause your floor, carpet, walls, ceiling, cabinets, and other valuables to be damaged to unsalvageable conditions and force you to spend a fortune replacing them. Protecting stock and fabricating devices from rust and fogginess are crucial to maintaining profit margins. Furthermore, mold can also grow and cause additional damage.

When your office or shop experiences water damage in Setauket, SERVPRO® is your go-to company for cleaning, drying, and restoration needs. We have a team of well-trained technicians who understand the urgency of a water damage situation and the need for reliable restoration services around the clock. We can restore your premises during off-hours so that business may still be conducted.

Upon getting to your damaged property, our skilled specialists conduct a detailed evaluation and inspection to ascertain the scope of the damage and develop an effective restoration plan. The next step involves extracting the water. Using moisture sensors, thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and thermos-hygrometers.

Our SEVRPRO technicians track moisture within your structure and contents like carpets, padding, building components, and other materials to determine the level or period of extraction. Depending on the degree of water damage, we use various extractors like light wands and pumps.

Drying is a crucial step in water damage restoration. Our highly experienced technicians also use air-moving equipment (air movers, air filters, and dehumidifiers) to enhance evaporation at the surface level and fasten drying. The equipment's selection, type, size, and positioning depend on the damage extent.

SERVPRO uses professional and EPA-registered water damage restoration products to render your property safe for workers and customers when contamination exists. We are competent in this area and know the basic product types, including antimicrobials, disinfectants, sanitizers, and sterilizers, and their usage. We apply these products during decontamination and guarantee your peace of mind.

The team also uses heating and cooling equipment to control indoor air temperature to avoid negatively impacting materials and contents. As a result, we prevent further damage.

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson aims to make your property appear "Like it never even happened." Call us at (631) 206-6023 to work with trusted water cleanup experts. Here To Help®

We Make Removal of Flood Water from Your Setauket Basement Easy

8/13/2023 (Permalink)

a basement with puddles all over the floor by the door A flooded basement can be a lot of trouble for someone who doesn’t know how to repair it. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional assistance.

Our Flood Water Removal Team Is Always Available

The second quarter of the year is here again. Wet weather is a substantial part of these few months. While flooding in Setauket can happen at any time, the amount of water from storms and melted snow can add up to significantly more. Many houses often require flood removal services for their basements.

SERVPRO's professionals can also protect your home in Setauket with flood removal services in more areas than the basement. We can also extract water from crawlspaces and other low-lying areas.

How do we get water out of places below ground level? Many people have this same question. Here are a few things that can help explain the process:

  • Powerful extraction units,
  • Various-sized hoses, and
  • Drying and desiccation.

Flooding of basements happens more often than many people realize. Increased pressure from the weight of waterlogged soil makes basement flooding extremely likely. Our pump trucks can remove this water, even with debris present, from your basement, cellar, or crawlspace in a very timely manner. The large extraction unit head uses a motor-driven pump to pull water out of lower levels against gravity, despite the twists and turns created by tight spaces.

Our technicians can choose from different diameter hoses, allowing them to access enclosed spaces of many finished basements. While flooding requires us to tear out saturated drywall, other fixtures contain wood sheets or panels. The extraction of water trapped within these components allows us to restore them.

One extraction unit, our InjectiDry, also doubles as a drying machine. It has the added feature of forcing heated air into small enclosed areas. Increased heat helps us remove the remaining traces of flood water from your basement. We add heaters that increase the temperature inside the space we are drying. The extra warmth gives our desiccation machines an extra boost. Depending on your home, we might use these with or without air movers, plastic tubing, and air scrubbers.

For flooding or any other disaster, call SERVPRO? of Port Jefferson at (631) 825-8763. We are ready 24/7.

Professional Water Restoration Companies for Setauket Shops 

5/8/2023 (Permalink)

Advanced Water Restoration Equipment SERVPRO of Setauket can handle all types of water damage! You name it, we can handle it! We're Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Your Shop Benefits from Knowledgeable Restorers 

Water damage is a widespread threat to homes and businesses alike in the area. Experienced professionals are a wise acquisition for property management, as these technicians understand the importance of rapid action and thorough drying. Our SERVPRO Large Loss Recovery team is available 24/7 to help you through the mitigation and restoration of your water-damaged shop. 

Protecting Your Investments 

When you choose water restoration companies for Setauket businesses impacted by water, you are looking for immediate and complete end-to-end solutions. Our recovery team begins with mitigation strategies to secure the structure and prevent the situation from worsening. These include efforts such as boarding up and tarping structural vulnerabilities that might entice the would-be criminal.

Content management is another critical aspect of protecting your business after a disaster. Inventory and wares can become immediately impacted by migrating water and moisture. Protecting your stock can be as easy as relocating to a safer and drier portion of the property. We can also complete off-site recovery at our warehouse, offering benefits like: 

  • Drying 
  • Surface Cleaning 
  • Climate-Controlled Storage 

Effective Commercial Drying Equipment 

An air mover is among the essential equipment in managing water and moisture concerns for a business. These high-velocity blowers can be instrumental in controlling moisture in the environment and promoting evaporative drying of wet materials like structural elements and contents in the shop. 

Addressing environmental moisture is an essential aspect of effective drying. Large Loss professionals use commercial-grade tools like trailered generators and desiccant dehumidifiers for consistent drying success. These larger dehumidification units can manage significant square footage end provide multiple entry points for hoses connected to the machine.

Professional water restoration companies like ours move fast to secure your business and protect your assets after a disaster. Our Large Loss recovery team can mobilize 24/7 for mitigation, cleaning, and structural drying of your shop needs. Call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300. 

Cleaning Fire Damage from the Town of Brookhaven Structures

4/13/2023 (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 Town of Brookhaven home.

SERVPRO Helps Buildings of All Sizes After Town of Brookhaven Fire Damage  

As one of the most common reasons, our professional restoration team is dispatched to homes in the Suffolk County 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 the Town of Brookhaven. 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 Suffolk County 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 County Water Damage

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Equipment on a water damaged floor Fast-drying can minimize water damage in your Suffolk County 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 County 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 the Town of Brookhaven 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

4/13/2023 (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 the Town of 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.