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SERVPRO Saves You Money!

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Saves You Money! SERVPRO professionals use the latest equipment in detecting hidden moisture infiltrating your home.

FACT: Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing! 

The SERVPRO System saves money by Restoring rather than Replacing:

  • Emergency Mitigation Services help minimize additional property damages. 
  • SERVPRO of the East End professionals use specialized test equipment to determine hidden water.
  • Restoration versus replacement of contents saves heirlooms and money.
  • By using advanced drying techniques, SERVPRO professionals monitor and ensure your property is dried properly. 

At SERVPRO of The East End, we know how important your property and their contents are to you. We know how hard you've worked to achieve the lifestyle you have. By getting to you faster, having trained professionals taking charge, along with the right equipment, we are able to save and restore your property and furnishings, along with your peace of mind. That saves you time and money in the cost of replacing anything that may have been damaged. 

You can trust SERVPRO of The East End for any and all of your restoration needs. Call us directly at 631-653-9595 with any questions or inquiries regarding your specific concerns. 

SERVPRO is a Brand You Can Trust

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO is a Brand You Can  Trust SERVPRO of The East End is proud to be part of the SERVPRO brand, upholding the traditions, practices & procedures that are trusted for over 50 years

Serving America Since 1967

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have been helping home and business owners recover from water damages across the United States for over 50 years. 

Over 1,700 Franchises Nationwide

More locations means faster response. A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will usually be on-site within four hours to help protect the structure, business and personal property.

SERVPRO® National Call Center 

The SERVPRO® National Call Center served over 500 insurance and property management companies and their clients nationwide in the last yar alone.We have earned the trust of the insurance industry by serving thousands of their policy holders and clients with respect and integrity. The more we restore, the less that needs to be replaced. This helps our clients save millions of dollars each year, which helps lower your insurance rates!

24-Hour Emergency Service

In our business, you need us fast! The sooner we arrive, the better the chance we can reduce damage and save money. Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Trained, Uniformed Franchise Professionals

A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will walk you through the job process and then work quickly to restore your property to preloss condition whenever possible.

References

From large commercial environments to small residential losses, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals understand your loss is the job that matters most! We are happy to provide references so you can feel confident that SERVPRO® is the best system to service your needs.

The SERVPRO Difference

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The SERVPRO Difference The SERVPRO Difference is evident in the quality of our people, experience, training and equipment.

The SERVPRO Difference is evident in the SERPVPRO People, Training and Equipment to make it "Like it never even happened." 

The People

With over 10,000 quality teammates nationwide, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you get your property and your life back.

The Experience

SERVPRO® is a Franchise System with over 40 years of leadership in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, commercial property managers and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon.

The Training

Franchise Professionals undergo extensive water restoration training and certification. SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is an IICRC-approved school to help ensure our training meets and exceeds accepted industry standards.

The Equipment

With over 5,000,000 square feet of building space, housing over 140,000 pieces of cleaning and restoration equipment, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have the resources to help you take back control of your life.

Knowing Where Your Water Shut Off Valve Is Can Prevent Damage

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Knowing Where Your Water Shut Off Valve Is Can Prevent Damage Photo by Michael Pereckas

Knowing how and where to shut off your home's water supply is as important as knowing how and where to turn-off or reset an electric breaker or replace a fuse.

Every home is required to have a main water shut-off valve installed during its initial construction.  For most emergencies, shutting-off the proper inside valve is a crucial first step to preventing more damage.

Basements:

The shut-off valve is typically located near the front foundation wall.  The main water supply may come through the concrete floor or through the wall.  The valve is typically within 3-5 feet of where the main water supply enters.  In some cases, the main water supply may enter in a different area, like a laundry room, or up through the floor, near the water heater or furnace.

Crawl Space and Basement

The shut-off valve may be where the water enters the basement or in some older homes, the shut-off may be inside the crawl space.  If the latter is true, you may want to consider a secondary valve located in the basement.

Crawl Space with No Basement

The shut-off valve will typically be located near the water heater or under the kitchen sink, but anywhere is possible.  As with a situation where there are a crawlspace and a basement, the valve may be inside a crawlspace; in which case, you may want to consider a secondary valve located up in the living space (near the water heater or under a sink).

Slab-On-Grade Construction

The shut-off valve will typically be located near the water heater or under the kitchen sink, but, again, it could be anywhere. It is important you know exactly where it is so you can be quick to turning it off in an emergency. Once you know where it is, you may want to tag it. Let your family members know where it is, and how to properly shut it off during a water emergency.

A Few Tips for Preventing Mold

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is a common problem for property owners on the East End of Long Island, where our coastal communities are exposed to a great deal of moisture in the air providing the ideal environment for mold to proliferate. Mold can be colored green, purple, white or orange. While mold plays an important role in the outdoor environment, breaking down dead plants, mold is an unwelcome and unhealthy entity in our homes and businesses. 

Showers, bathrooms and kitchens are a common location for mold to grow, but it is possible for mold to grow anywhere on your property. Mold may come inside a property from an outside growth through inadequately sealed windows or doors. Mold spores cannot be entirely eliminated, but they will not grow if the environment is dry and well ventilated. Mold growth may be prevented by ensuring a quick and thorough cleanup if and where a water damage occurs. Using air conditioners during humid seasons and exhaust fans in kitchens may also help to prevent mold from growing.

Other areas to monitor moisture in order to prevent mold growth include: exterior walls and surfaces in need of insulation where condensation can build, air conditioner drip pans, check for leaks around refrigerator, ensure crawl spaces are well ventilated, and check for leaks around a tub.

These are a few simple tips for making sure mold is not growing in your home or business. If you do discover mold on your property, call SERVPRO of The East End at 631-653-9595. We have been in the business of cleaning and restoring residential and commercial properties on The East End of Long Island for over 40 years. Our IICRC trained and certified technicians have the experience, knowledge and state-of-the art equipment to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is IICRC Certified

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO is IICRC Certified SERVPRO of The East End is an IICRC Certified Firm

What is IICRC?

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of The East End

SERVPRO of The East End specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained and certified in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm.

We believe in continuous training: 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.

Certifications

  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician

When choosing a business to do your cleanup and restoration, you want to choose an IICRC Certified Company.

At SERVPRO of The East End, we have been in the business of cleaning and restoring residential and commercial businesses for over 40 years. Why would you even consider trusting anyone else with your greatest investment?

Call us at 631-653-9595. 

SERVPRO has a History of Trust & Professionalism

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO has a History of Trust & Professionalism SERVPRO Headquarters (& state-of-the-art equipment) Then (top) & Now (bottom). The brand is a national leader of restoration services since 1967.

“To develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.” - SERVPRO® Mission Statement

SERVPRO has been a national leader of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services since it was founded in 1967. With a professional network of over 1,700 franchises, our brand has responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon, to those suffered by individual businesses and homeowners. Providing coverage nationally and in Canada, SERVPRO® has established trusted relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide.

Following tremendous growth in the late 1990’s, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked SERVPRO® as the #1 Franchisor in the restoration industry every year from 2004 through 2007. In fact, SERVPRO® was ranked #25 among all franchise companies of any type in 2007.

In April 2005, SERVPRO® moved to a new 140,000 square foot facility in Gallatin, TN. The state-of the-art building houses a newly designed training facility and National Call Center.

SERVPRO of The East End is proud to carry out the mission, traditions, training and work ethic of the SERVPRO brand on the East End of Long Island. When you call SERVPRO of The East End, you can be assured of the quality service, standards, traditions and expertise the SERVPRO Brand is known for. 

Keep Your Commercial Appliances in Top Shape

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Keep Your Commercial Appliances in Top Shape Keep your commercial appliances in top shape to prevent from costly water damage to your business!

Flood damage, burst pipes, and storms, Oh My! It feels like, between all the crazy weather we have had in the past year, we have enough to worry about when it comes to potential water damages affecting our businesses. However, there are hidden dangers that lie within your business's walls that you need to pay attention to. Leaking and blocked appliances may not seem like a najor concern, but it doesn’t take a lot of time for a little leak to cause a boat load of damage to your business. Take the time to pay attention and keep your appliances up to date, and you will not only save a lot of money, but may also ensure you keep your business doors open and operating, saving income. Here are a few ways you can make sure you're making your appliances a priority.

Mark Your Calendar

When you purchase new appliances, make sure you write down the expiration dates and recommended replacement dates on their parts and hoses. You have enough to remember throughout your busy days. This ensures you write it down and forget about it, until the time comes that you need to remember!

Make a Date Every Friday Afternoon

Carve 30 minutes out of every Friday afternoon to walk around and check that all of your appliances are hooked up to a water source. Check for blockages, check the hoses, and check for any leaks, so that you are sure you are not leaving them unattended for a whole weekend. Even a tiny leak over a two-day span can create a large amount of damage. And it could also be the cause for you to have close your business for a few days. Keeping up with your appliances will help keep your weekend as stress-free as possible.

Don't Put it Off

When you find the problem, fix the problem. Replace a leaky hose, or call a plumber to clear the blockage in your drains and sinks before it is too late. Finding and fixing an issue early on will save you a lot of trouble, time, and money, so don't put it off!

If you do find do yourself with a water damage, make sure you call SERVPRO of The East End at 631-653-9595, to help clean up and restore your property to “Like it never even happened." We are ‘Faster to any size disaster’ to mitigate the problem and prevent your business from losing any business in the process.

Keeping your Home Safe from Fire

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

House fires are sudden and unexpected. Studies show that you may only have two minutes to leave a home fire and escape to safety, which doesn't seem like much time.  However, Following these tips from the American Red Cross will not only help you prevent house fires, but they will also help you prepare for one and make sure your family is safe if ever one does occur.

  1. Get Rid of Fire Hazards

Identifying and taking the necessary precautions to ensure that you do not have fire hazards in your home is important.  This means every electronic items producing heat should be kept at least three feet away from anything flammable.  Space heaters and electric blankets should be turned off when not in use.

  1. Avoid Smoking in Bed

Smoking in bed is dangerous because of the possibility of hot ashes igniting flammable bedding.  It is also important to make sure all candles are extinguished when unattended.

  1. Make Sure Your Children Are Informed

Talk to your children about the importance of not playing with fire. You can take an additional precautionary step by keeping all matches and lighters stored high and out of reach or locked up in a place that your children cannot access.

  1. Check Your Smoke Alarms

Be sure you have working smoke detectors on every floor of your home and inside and outside of every sleeping area.  Check these monthly to ensure the batteries are working. Replace smoke detectors every 10 years.

  1. Make a Plan

Discuss your outside meeting spot with your family and devise an escape plan.  This escape plan should be practiced at least twice a year, and you should make sure that every member of your family is able to escape in less than two minutes.

Have additional questions? Or need help with a fire damage or puff back you couldn't prevent? Call SERVPRO of The East End at 631-653-9595. We are on call 24/7/365 to respond "Faster to any size disaster". Our professional team of IICRC trained and certified technicians have the experience, knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment to make it and make it "Like it never even happened." 

Water Damage in Your Attic

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Your Attic An attic may be vulnerable to leaks from ice dams, damaged flashing and/or crack, curled or missing shingles, if not regularly checked.

The attic is much like a basement in that it is an area of a house that may largely be ignored for extended periods of time. Stains, mold and wet or swollen installation are signs of a leak in the attic. If your roof has cracked, curled, or is missing shingles, damaged flashing and/or signs of wind/rain damage, it may be vulnerable to leaks, which could result in water damage. Weather in colder climates may also cause ice dams to develop on the roof, which can then leak into the attic when snow and ice melt. To try and prevent water damage coming in through your attic, pay attention to possible problem areas, including around roof vents and chimneys, the flashing (where the roof connects with the walls) and the valleys (where two roof planes connect).

If you ever do detect water damage in your attic, call SERVPRO of The East End to dry the clean and the area thereby preventing secondary water damage like mold. We can be reached at 631-653-9595 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.