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SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

As a leader in restoration and disaster prevention, the professionals at SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has the best interest of your business in mind.

One of the ways we are looking out for your business is by offering a Free Emergency Ready Profile. The creation of an emergency ready profile allows you to work with a qualified SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury  representative to develop a plan of action for when disaster strikes.

1. What is an ERP?

An Emergency Ready Profile is a file created for your business that contains an emergency plan of action. This profile allows you to minimize any prolonged service/business interruption by ensuring that SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is ready and prepared to help immediately with a simple phone call.

2. How Can It Help Me?

The ERP helps provide you with a level of security and stability that many businesses do not have after experiencing a Fire or Water loss. After one of our reps assesses your facility, identifying a hierarchy of command and establishing an emergency profile, you will know that when disaster strikes, a qualified professional is your partner and has your back, and already knows just what to do and who to contact.

3. Does It Matter to Your Business?

After a fire or water loss, many businesses — about half — have to close down, some for an extended period of time. Having an Emergency Ready Profile in place allows SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury to take action immediately following a fire or water loss. Taking fast action is the key to limiting business interruption, meaning that you can get back to doing what you do best as quickly as possible. 

4. How Can I Get Started?

You can get started creating your emergency profile by contacting a SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury representative at 516-334-2927. Once you have initiated contact, an experienced and qualified representative will reach out to find out the best time to schedule your facility’s free assessment.

An ERP is an excellent way to help protect your business....and it's Free!

Commercial Risk Factors

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

This winter, it’s important to make sure that above all else, you’re putting the wellbeing of your business before anything else. The reason for this advice, during such a cold time, is due to damage -- which if not treated immediately, can cause thousands in repairs and keep your doors closed for extended periods of time. Below are a few things to consider that can cause damage if not treated.

Weak Seams

With older buildings come fixtures that can become a bit loose over time, thus creating a break in the seal. While this might not seem like such a huge problem, allowing moisture to get into your place of work can cause mold, foul odors, and tarnish the products you rely on in your business. Consider testing your humidity levels inside during the colder months to prevent this from happening.

Fires

Everyone wants to keep warm, but it’s important to understand that what comes with warmth, is the risk for damage due to the things that can keep you warm. Keep a close eye on your outlets for overloading, materials near open flames, and anything else that otherwise might cause a spark or a blaze to occur.

Water

Should we experience a ton of snow, the second thing that comes after an afternoon of shoveling and snowball fights is clearing the rest off of a roof. This proves important because not only can heavy ice and snow cause sagging, it can leak through weak shingles and cause water and mold damage over time. Remain vigilant and keep an eye out for things that look out of the ordinary! 

If you’re a home or business owner who is in need of service, support or mitigation this winter, call SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury -- we have been providing emergency restoration services to homes and businesses for over 50 years. For 24/7 emergency service, make sure to keep our number handy and contact us at 516-334-2927 - with anything you might need!

SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is an IICRC Certified Firm

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is an IICRC firm. The institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. Only IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified LOGO.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • Present accurate information to customers 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.

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.

For further information, please visit the IICRC website, http://www.IICRC.org, to obtain further information regarding the standards and protocols of this organization.

How To Prepare For A Winter Storm

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

It’s common to look at the forecast, see snow and think “I’ll just break out the shovel and rock salt” and claim everything will be ok. Unfortunately, in many cases, that arsenal of goods simply isn’t sufficient for a large snowstorm with a combination of wind, ice, snow and other factors. Fortunately for you, there are many things you can equip yourself with in order to prepare for winter months and the eventual storm coming towards your home or business. Below are a few key tips to consider when preparing for the next big winter storm.



Tarps

As crazy as it might sound, a tarp might be your best friend in the event there’s a ton of leftover ice expected after a storm. Try this: Place a tarp down on your stairs before the snowfall begins. Achor it down with a few heavy items on the corners and wait for the storm to subside. Once over, grab the ends of the tarp and either fold it over itself, or pull it away from the stairs. You’ll be happy to know that your stairs are mostly moisture and ice-free!

Keep Power Nearby

It’s common to lose power during a major storm -- and sometimes, regaining that power can take days, even weeks! Make sure you have adequate power supplies nearby, including chargers, batteries, generators and anything else needed to get you through the storm as it passes -- it can greatly increase livability during the dark times!

A Person On Call

After the storm passes, you might notice damage in your area -- and while it’s unfavorable, keeping your head up and reacting fast is the easiest way to mitigate the issue before it spirals and becomes something much larger. A phone number or contact of someone ready to help can be the quick difference between high costs and just a bit of general cleanup. 

If you’re in need of immediate damage restoration for any reason, make sure to partner yourself with a team that can make the situation right the first time. SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has been assisting home and business owners recover from damage for years, and we would be honored to help you! Contact us today and we’ll show you how we can make everything right again. 516-334-2927

For Immediate Service in East Meadow/Westbury, Call SERVPRO

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO at East Meadow Fire Dept. We provide service day or night, big or small in East Meadow/Westbury

SERVPRO of East meadow/Westbury provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in East meadow/Westbury. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

For more than 30 years, SERVPRO has been the preeminent provider of professional fire, water, and mold restoration and remediation services.  SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has the experienced team and resources to handle virtually any size and scope of remediation project. Our crew is trained in all the top industry standard best practices, insuring positive outcomes for our customers, both large and small. We stand ready to help 24 hours a day, please call us at: 516-334-2927

How Water Can Ruin A Home

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water, right? It gets things wet, you clean it up, nothing to worry about.  Not really! While it might seem like water isn’t a huge issue, it can be one of the most damaging things that creep into your home -- and it’s silent! Below are a few ways water can ruin a home and some things you should be looking out for in order to protect it from happening.

Mold

When stagnant water sits for too long it can breed bacteria, which can then form mold inside your home. Not only can this happen behind walls without you knowing, but different types of mold grow in different areas depending on the type of bacteria -- and some of them can be VERY dangerous. Keep a close eye on anything that looks wet, has a foul odor, or begins to change color.

Water Damage Alone

Water damage can affect the structural integrity of many items in your home. It can weaken a structure by affecting the walls and beams.  The high humidity caused by excess water can breed bacteria, cause peeling of paints and other items. Excess moisture is certainly something not to play with or take lightly, and it’s imperative that it’s treated as soon as possible to minimize potential damage. 

Flooding

Flooding, which is one of the types of water damage you can see, can be detrimental to those who have valuable items in their home and have other things within their four walls that do not do well with water. Something you may have never thought about is knowing what appliances in your home can cause flooding and how you can prevent that from happening. 

If you’re in need of immediate damage restoration for any reason, make sure to partner yourself with a team that can make the situation right the first time. SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has been assisting home and business owners recover from damage for years, and we’d love to help you! Contact us today and we’ll show you how we can make everything right again. 516-334-2927

Damage From Melting Snow

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

Regarding recent snow falls, many people don't know about the risk of your house flooding due to the snow melting. The weather can go from snow one day to 50 degrees the next. This causes all the snow to melt quickly which can put your home in danger. The water from the snow can melt and seep into your house. Now, what can you do to prevent this from happening? Do the same think you'd do to keep rain water out of your basement. Keep it away from the foundation in your house if at all possible. Did you know 1 cubic foot of snow produces around 3/4 gallon of water!  If you have a couple of feet of snow piling up against your foundation, you’ve got a ticking time bomb that will result in a flooded basement if not dealt with. What if it's too late and you already have water in your basement?  

Call SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury to help!

516-224-2927 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Common Causes of Home Fires

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

No one wants to endure the effects of a fire at home -- and especially the water damage that comes from putting it out. In many cases, there are a ton of ways to prevent fires - and most of the fixes are fairly common! Below are just a few things that cause fires and a number of ways to prevent them from occurring in your home or business

Space Heaters

Like you, we enjoy the comfort that space heaters provide on chilly winter days. However, these appliances are a leading cause for destructive fires across the country. First, you need to keep anything flammable at least three feet away from the heater, as well as keeping items that can knock into it, far away. You should always turn off your space heater when you go to bed or leave the home. Make sure to set a timer if you’re going to be sleeping, and monitor the filter for anything that can cause a fire.

Dry Air and Flames

Since winter brings dry air, it's important to watch out for home damage that can be caused by fires due to dry air in your home. A fireplace screen is a must while enjoying your time near the heat. When the fire is done, place cooled ashes in a metal container and store them away from your home. Don't forget to put the matches you used to start the fire out of reach of children. Any embers, open flames or hazardous material that could help start or spread a fire should be brought outside of your home or safely suppressed.

Let’s face it -- almost everyone loves the smell of candles this time of year, but make sure the flame stays at least one foot away from anything that could burn or catch fire. The National Fire Prevention Association says that 11% of candle-caused home fires involved someone falling asleep while the candle was lit, so if you’re getting to the end of your evening, it might be a good idea to put out the candle preemptively.

Appliances

Any appliance with a frayed cord poses a fire hazard and you should stop using it immediately. We recommend you take extra care with heat-producing appliances to ensure total safety. Microwaves, irons, dryers, hair tools and stoves should be turned off before you leave home. PLEASE REMEMBER, while you're cooking, the stove should never be left unattended.

When damage occurs to your home it's only a matter of time before the damage worsens.  Call us at 516-334-2927 to schedule time to speak with us at SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury and we’ll make sure that your damage is handled appropriately, in no time!  

SERVPRO CARES! Why Picking Us Is The Right Choice

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

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When things that are beyond your control, go wrong in your life -- it’s disheartening, frustrating, and sometimes even emotionally draining. Those raw emotions can certainly be felt when something as serious as damage to your home or business occurs.  In your time of need, it’s important to understand that there are solutions to these problems, and the right team can help you work through them with ease and as little interruption as possible. See why SERVPRO can be that company for you.

Our Care

We understand that damage not only displaces you from your home or business, but it can also mean less profits for business, or eating up the family budget with higher and unexpected living costs when you’re forced to live somewhere else for a bit. With this in mind, we treat every job like it’s our own property. Why? Because we know that your needs are important and safely getting back into your home or business, as quickly as possible, remains at the top of your list. We handle your needs the way we would want someone to handle these issues for us. Quick and effective remediation

History

It took decades to build the rapport and trust we have with our community, and we continue to tirelessly work day in and day out to strengthen that bond between them all. As such, the time and effort we’ve placed into our jobs in years prior have prepared us for what is to come, and it only benefits you! With our expert knowledge and tenure, you are always in good hands.

Dependability

When you ask someone to do something -- especially when it’s time sensitive, you expect it done. We know that, and we employ only the best on our team to the job site when things are in need of quick and meticulous repair. When you call on SERVPRO, you’re also getting the security that comes with our name, and a stamp of trust and quality that comes with our work.

If you’re in need of immediate damage restoration for any reason, make sure to partner yourself with a team that can make the situation right the first time. SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has been assisting home and business owners recover from damage for years, and we’d love to help you! Contact us today and we’ll show you how we can make everything right again. 516-334-2927

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

People looking under sink No matter where or what size SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is here for you

SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 516-334-2927

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?