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The following are a few common misconceptions about mold:

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

The following are a few of the most common misconceptions about mold:

1) Mold is safe to clean myself

No matter what type of mold you think you have, it is always important to take precautionary measures. Because mold releases spores, the cleaning process can increase the amount of spores in the air exponentially. It is best to hire professionals, like SERVPRO of South Huntington. We are licensed and trained in mold removal and remediation.

2) This mold isn’t black mold, so it isn’t harmful

The color of mold does not always indicate its toxicity. Mold can colonize in various colors such as brown, green, white and yellow as well as black. Any significant colony of mold can create increased levels of spores present in the air. 

3) I’ve cleaned with bleach, so the problem is fixed

Watered down bleach solution is not an effective solution. The use of professional cleaning solutions and professional cleaning methods used by SERVPRO of South Huntingtin will ensure the best results.

Mold and The Spring Season

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Mold and the Spring Season

The Spring season is upon us and with the season's warmer weather we often open up our windows and take on the task of spring cleaning. One step people might not think of is to check for excess moisture that could lead to mold growth and to also take steps to prevent mold from becoming a problem. Remember, the key to mold control is moisture control. 

Mold can grow on any surface where excessive moisture and oxygen are present. If mold remains undiscovered or unaddressed, the damage can become extensive and very costly. It can also negatively impact the indoor air quality of your home or office. 

If you suspect that you have a mold issue in your home or office, SERVPRO of South Huntington is here to help and we are only a phone call away, 631-393-0404.

When Spring arrives, will your home and office be dry?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

When Spring arrives, will your home and office be dry?

Now that winter weather is passing, it is the best time to inspect your home or office building for weather related damage. Snow and ice buildup, heavy rains and strong winds can all cause problems with your property. Roofs, gutters and landscapes are exterior elements that should be checked to guard against water damage. Remember to look in attics, basements or crawl spaces for visible signs of water intrusion. Make sure outside vents are clear of any obstruction to ensure proper air flow. 

If you find a problem and need help, give us a call, 631-393-0404. SERVPRO of South Huntington is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we will answer your call ready to help! 

Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of South Huntington's goal is returning areas and items to pre loss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." We are dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of our customers!

Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered - whatever the case, our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

We provide 24-Hour Emergency Service

We know that you need us, you need us fast! The sooner we arrive, the better the chance we can reduce damage to your home or business. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When you need us, we will be there! 

Call SERVPRO of South Huntington today to schedule a free assessment - 631-393-0404 

SERVPRO of South Huntington is an IICRC Certified Firm

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Huntington is an IICRC Certified 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. 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 South Huntington

SERVPRO of South Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained 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.

SERVPRO of South Huntington is Here to Help during this time of need!

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Huntington is Here to Help during this time of need!

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that SERVPRO of South Huntington are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims

Call SERVPRO of South Huntington today for a Proactive Cleaning, 631-393-0404

Why a Fast Response Matters

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

When faced with a water damage in your home or business, time becomes especially precious. You don’t have the benefit of waiting for help with the cleanup and restoration process, you need it right away - NOW! That's where SERVPRO of South Huntington comes in, with 24/7 emergency service available! 

Why a Fast Response Matters

It only takes a matter of minutes for water to affect the walls, the floors, the upholstery and your belongings, it can saturate everything in its path. Water damage that is not properly treated can lead to further damage and an increased cleanup and restoration time frame. Costs can increase and it can also impact structural safety.

Don't wait! Call the water damage experts at SERVPRO of South Huntington to start the cleanup process, 631-653-9595.