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Emergency Kit

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

When a disaster strikes SERVPRO of Farmingdale / Massapequa is always ready to help.  We want to help you before and after any storm.  You know about the essential items such as a first aid kit, flashlights, candles, food and water.  There are other everyday items that can better prepare and help you during the already very stressful time of an emergency situation.

  • Tools (ex. wrenches and pliers)- to turn off utilities 
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape -to shelter in place 
  • Manual can opener- for food 
  • Car charger- or portable electric devices 
  • Extra blankets and warm clothes 
  • sturdy pair of shoes 
  • A water proof container to hold all important documents and essential electronics. 

You can never be TOO prepared for a storm.

Unexpected Weather

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Every now and than Farmingdale / Massapequa and its surrounding Long Island, NY areas get slammed by some pretty intense storms.  Sometimes it may be completely unexpected such as our most current storm.  The remnants of Hurricane Ida caused devastating floods all across the Island.  This storm caught most people off guard and left everyone shocked.  Water rushed into homes, businesses, roadways and even cars all over the Island without much of a warning.  Homes and Businesses were not only destroyed but this unexpected storm was also deadly.

SERVPRO of Farmingdale / Massapequa wants to help save your home, business but also your life.  Strom water can rush quickly and ferociously into your home and leave you little time to evacuate, especially with an unexpected storm. 

Try to stay informed about your areas forecast. Sign up to receive weather notifications to alert you of an upcoming storm.  If you are aware of an upcoming storm and are able to secure your home and business, do so and evacuate properly.   During an unexpected storm the most important thing is you, your family and employee's safety.  Listen to authorities for instructions.  Evacuate if you are told to do so and find a safe shelter.  DO NOT walk, swim or drive through flood water.  If you are in a home or building, get to the highest location possible.  These few tips can be the difference between life and death.

Elements of Cleaning

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Restoration!

There are four elements that are required so that fire residues can be removed.

  • Temperature-Heat increases the speed of chemical reactions in cleaning products.  The correct temperature must be chosen depending on the cleaning solutions and the materials being cleaned.
  • Agitation- Dislodges residues from surfaces and distributes cleaning products across surfaces.
  • Chemical Action- Professional cleaning products work through several chemical reactions with residues and surfaces.  The correct cleaning product must be selected depending on the action desired.
  • Time- The amount of time needed for professional cleaning and deodorization products to work varies upon the product and type of residues.

Fire damage presents a great variety of cleaning challenges due to the many ways that heat, oxygen, moisture and gases interact to form smoke residues.  Our SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa team responds to a variety of challenges created when smoke residues and odors affect different surfaces and materials.  We have many procedures for restoration and we utilize them all before fire-damaged materials are declared "unrestorable." 

Call SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa today! 516-221-3666

Summer Safety

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

It's that time of year again, temperatures are rising, barbecues are grilling and fireworks start popping!  Summer is a time for relaxation and fun in the sun.  SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa wants you and your family to be safe, and have the best summer ever.  Here are some tips to help you enjoy your summer to the fullest and avoid summer fire accidents.

  • If you are using a grill or fire pit, be sure to wear the right clothing.  Make sure you have no loose clothing items that can catch on fire, Make sure your sleeves are rolled up.
  • Make sure your fire pit/barbecues are away from bushes, trees or anything flammable.  You can't to make sure you have at least 3 feet of clear space around your fire area.
  • While setting off fire works make sure to be safe and in a clear open space.
  • Never let children set off fireworks.  
  • Never re-light  a fire work.

Have fun this summer and be safe! If an Accident does occur, call SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa 516-221-3666

Rain, GO AWAY!

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

With the transition from spring to summer comes a lot of rainstorms.  Rain is great for your yard and keeping those beautiful flowers in your garden alive, but the rain belongs outside, not in your home.  Many people wake up to a wet basement after a rainstorm.  You want to be able to get the cause determined and the situation under control.  SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa has the properly trained technicians to help repair the issue.  We have the expert training you need to help dry out your basement.  Certain materials such as wood, leather and paper can start to grow mold in as little as 24 hours.  SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa wants to help repair the damage but also save your belongings.  

Call 24/7!  516-221-3666

Summer Vacation

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Going on a much needed vacation this summer? 

We often think about shutting off our water in the winter to avoid frozen/bursting pipes when we are not home, but what about summer?  People forget that pipes can break and leak in the summer as well.  The last thing you want after returning from a great vacation is a home filled with water.  When you go on your much deserved vacation this summer, we have some tips to keep your property safe while you're away.

  • Before you leave:  Drain water lines 
  • Open faucet in bathroom after you shut off the valves and drain the water out and flush the toilet.
  • Turn air conditioner on.  Heat can affect doors and flooring.  Having air circulating will prevent them from collecting condensation.
  • Unplug electronics

Cleaning Expertise in Your Time of Need

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa adheres to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. We have years of experience and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis. We are prepared to clean and disinfect your Long Island home or business, according to the protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch ares.

  • tabletops
  • doorknobs
  • light switches
  • counters
  • tables
  • keyboards
  • kitchen and food areas
  • offices
  • schools and classrooms
  • retail spaces
  • carpets and rugs
  • handrails
  • playground and fitness equipment 

SERVPRO of Farmingdale/ Massapequa carries many products that have the EPA- approved emerging pathogen claims that the CDC recommends.  There products are like hospital- grade disinfectants with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus.

For a deep clean. call SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa 516-221-3666

Five Stars, Everytime

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa? We offer a five star experience every time!

Floods, Fires, and Natural Disasters are all detrimental to your home or business.  SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa wants you to have a stress free environment during these times of loss and leave you with a smile on your face.  We want to ensure your business can remain productive and not lose any unnecessary time from gaining revenue.  That's why SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa works as hard as possible with equipment that has been specifically designed to make sure the process is quick and easy on you, your family, and employees, so everyone can return to normal in a timely manner.

If you have experienced any loss whether it be fire, water or any other disaster give us a call at 516-221-3666.

Summer Grilling Safety

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Although SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa are fire restoration specialists, we do not want to show up to your summer barbecue.  Fires from gas grills, charcoal grills, barbecues and fire pits are on the increase as we approach the summer season.  Aside from damage to your property,  these fire losses can attribute to burns and hospital visits for you or your family. SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa wants to assure you know the steps to take to enjoy your summer, protect your home and prevent injuries.

We are here to help you and make the loss "Like it never even happened," but the main goal is to prevent the fire in the first place.

Before you grill, know that you should always be grilling OUTSIDE.  There should be no overhangs, even check for low hanging branches from trees.  Check the gas tank hose for leaks or holes.  Clean all racks and trays.  Make sure your grill is on a level surface, and away from guests, pets and playing children.  Make sure children know to keep away from the grill.  Avoid wearing loose hanging clothing while grilling.  Wear mitts to prevent burns. Keep baking soda handy for grease fires. Have a fire extinguisher, hose or bucket of sand handy to put out spark triggered fires.

If disaster does strike. Be sure to call SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa at 516-221-3666

Fire Restoration

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa is a company with expertise in fire damage restoration.  We use the same thorough process for every single job, no matter the size.  As cleanup pros, we offer 5 areas of restoration services for fire damage.  Mitigation, structural cleaning, contents cleaning, and specialty restoration and reconstruction.  When a fire loss occurs in your Long Island home or business, the first step is locating all smoke residues by inspecting and testing to evaluate what cleaning services are needed for restoration. SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa will work with you to get your Long Island home or business back up and running as fast as possible.  We want to provide you with the proper care and expertise that you deserve. 

Call SERVPRO of Farmingdale/Massapequa at 516-221-3666