TEAM LUZZI Helping Local Church Ministry
Loading car up with donations.
Our Team worked hard collecting donations for our local church pantry, which was in desperate need. Avery is on his way to deliver the donations to the ministry.
Our community means a lot to us. We are there to always lend a hand.
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Team Luzzi Ice Cream Party
Our staff has worked hard on these hot days, so we decided to show our appreciation by throwing an ice cream party#TeamLuzzi #employeeappreciation #loveourcustomers #workinghard #icecream
Flooded storage facility over the weekend
Team Luzzi arrived at a water loss over the weekend at a local storage facility. Crews dried up water and set up equipment quickly, making sure facility operations were not impacted.
SERVPRO Summer 2023 Tips & Tricks for Mold
If your house is feeling extra sticky this time of year, it can be a breeding ground for harmful microbial growth. Use these tips to help prevent growth in your home.
- Manage Indoor Temps-Mold thrives at temperatures of about 77 F, use Ac to keep your house cool.
- Keep Moisture Out-Ensure doors and windows are sealed, especially when it rains. Use bathroom fans and avoid large spills or standing water.
- Dehumidifiers are key-Use a dehumidifier in places that are prone to being humid, like your basement.
- Monitor Humidity Levels-Use a hygrometer to measure the relative humidity to ensure your home's humidity level is below 50%
Stay cool, folks! For questions about mold, give us a call.
Flooded basement in Patchogue
Customers expansion tank on the boiler blew.
This left her basement floor and walls to take on water damage.
Being that the basement had no dehumidifier prior to the event this caused mold growth, and condensation all around the basement walls and ceiling.
SERVPRO came in and removed all wet contents. We set up air scrubbers and a dehumidifier to dry out the remaining moisture. This elderly customer who never goes into her basement has terrible health and she was so concerned over the mold. We worked quick and made sure to take care of all her concerns.
Team Luzzi Employee Spotlight
Shining the spotlight on our veteran technician
We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on one of our valued team members, Jose Turcios. Serving as a Technician in our SERVPRO franchise, Jose has been an integral part of our team since he joined.
It has been an exciting 13-year journey for Jose at SERVPRO, during which he has witnessed and contributed to the substantial growth and change within the company. He looks forward to being a part of our future journey and seeing where we go next.
What to Do After a House Fire | SERVPRO of Patchogue
Fires are scary events. If you've experienced a fire, call SERVPRO of Patchogue to restore your home to preloss condition.
In the aftermath of a fire, it can be hard to know what to do! But your local SERVPRO professionals are here to walk you through your next steps so that you feel prepared for what’s ahead.
By reading through these basics, you’ll know exactly what to do when a fire disaster occurs.1. Stay Safe
The most important thing is to make sure that your family is safe, which means staying out of the home until officials confirm it’s safe to reenter! When inside, make sure to wear protective gear like gloves, masks and closed-toed shoes to protect yourself.2. Talk With Your Insurance Provider
Let your insurance company know about the fire as soon as possible to begin the claims process! Take photographs and document everything related to the incident. These pictures and documents will be invaluable later on in the claims process.3. Call in the Professionals
Fire damage can have many layers. Whether you’re dealing with structural instability, soot, debris or other hazards, you can expedite the repair and restoration process by calling a professional team who is trained to handle the situation quickly and seamlessly. When you call SERVPRO, the next steps are the ones we’ll take!4. Secure Your Home
If you’re dealing with major structural damage, you need to protect your home from further damage by boarding up windows and doors. Our team can help you secure your home so it’s locked up while we work!5. Check for Water Damage
It makes logical sense that fires lead to fire damage, but they can involve water damage as well! Firefighting efforts could lead to water damage, which can quickly evolve into a need for mold remediation as well. Our team can check your property for all of these issues and begin restoring your home.6. Deal With Soot, Smoke and Odors
Soot and smoke can penetrate home surfaces and linger, impacting your indoor air quality and leaving strong odors behind. Traditional cleaning methods are often not enough and, in some cases, can mask a problem rather than resolving it properly. Our technicians have the knowledge and equipment to remove residue and restore your indoor air quality.7. Begin Restoration Work
The easiest way to handle fire restoration work is by hiring a team with a multi-faceted skillset. Our staff in Suffolk County offers a full range of services, including rebuilding services, that can streamline the process and take some of the pressure off as a homeowner to hire multiple crews to address the same overarching issue.
Home fires can be stressful. That’s why you need to turn to a team with experience who can help erase the signs of any disaster and make you feel “Like it never even happened.”
If you’ve experienced a house fire, you need a team that can offer quick, comprehensive restoration work. SERVPRO of Patchogue is here for you, so give us a call today!
Patchogue Fire Damage Restoration Solutions
Fire can create soot and debris in your Patchogue home. Contact team SERVPRO to clean up the fire damage effectively.
SERVPRO Helps with Fire Damage in Any Structure
The secret to any successful fire remediation and restoration process is the fast response of the technicians involved. As industry leaders, we have invested in the right equipment, vehicles, and education to ensure the fewest delays or obstacles in starting the needed mitigation work after fire disasters. Some of these actions include:
- Soot removal
- Surface cleaning
- Smoke remediation
- Water removal
- Air filtration
Insurance plays a critical role in the Patchogue fire damage restoration and recovery process, as much of the cost of this rehabilitation of your property can get covered by the policy you hold for your residence. SERVPRO cuts out all the red tape of the damage claim approval to communicate directly with your adjuster about needed documentation, estimations, and restoration plans to get the cleanup started on your property.
Pre-Job Scoping Objectives
Job scoping is one of our SERVPRO team's initial actions to gather pertinent information about a property after a fire loss emergency. There are several objectives to this process, and the knowledge gathered helps to focus the restoration process to come. Priorities include:
- Ruined Contents – Direct inspection shows what contents have been destroyed by migrating effects and what can still get protected through relocation and on-site cleaning efforts.
- Estimation – Claim approval is subject to the expected cost of restoration and reconstruction, so we use gathered scoping data to create the detailed estimate necessary.
- Restoration Plan – Scoping helps our crew chief and production management create a custom restoration strategy for the property.
Fire Damage Hazards
Much like nearly all restoration projects that our SERVPRO team undertakes, there are specific safety and structural integrity challenges to consider. Fires produce several safety hazards, few being as directly impactful as soot particles. We take early actions to regulate safety concerns, such as air filtration.
Fire Damage Mitigation
Mitigating fire loss threats involves swift and deliberate actions to protect the property and its structure. There are several focuses of this early effort, including:
- Debris - Debris removal is a high priority of our team as it directly correlates to two of the more challenging restoration obstacles: soot concentration and malodors.
- Water - Water is another threatening loss effect for the property. Many floors can deal with pooling and standing water concerns with high volumes of water used to extinguish a fire. We have extractors and vacuums to help control this dangerous circumstance.
- Structure - Fires can have a devastating impact on all exposed structural elements, especially those partially or fully combusted during the blaze.
Fire Cleanup and Smoke Remediation
FSRT-Certified technicians of our SERVPRO team have multiple strategies to eliminate pressing concerns like soot and smoke residues on the surfaces of building materials and contents. Cleaning up after an extinguished fire typically requires a combination of these efforts, beginning with solvents and detergents for surface damage and continuing through more intricate abrasive methods and mechanical actions like steel wool, brushing, media blasting, and more.
Post-Fire Damage Reconstruction
South Shore residences and businesses vary considerably in age, with many historic properties making up the more than 4500 homes in Patchogue. After a structure fire, repairs and reconstruction are often necessary, especially for these older buildings less protected against the spread and destruction of the blaze. Our general contractor license helps us complete needed building services immediately following restoration.
Patchogue fire damage restoration and reconstruction involve a careful combination of experienced cleaning, needed repairs, and designated work approved by the insurance provider to return the property to preloss condition. We recognize the importance of a fast response so that you can reach our SERVPRO of Patchogue team 24/7 at (631) 924-1801.
Mitigation of Patchogue Water Damage
Dealing with water damage in your Patchogue home can be stressful. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services and help during this time.
Water Damage Mitigation Protects Patchogue Homes
Mitigation is a combination of actions our SERVPRO professionals take to regulate the movement of moisture in a household and prevent irreparable harm to the structure and its contents. Effective emergency services happen quickly, making our quick response in a crisis vital. We can mobilize fast to help with:
- Removing standing water
- Clearing damaged building materials
- Content relocation
- Disinfection cleaning
Preparedness and experience for Patchogue water damage are valuable traits in the industry, and our SERVPRO team is abundant. We understand how likely water emergencies are to the homes and businesses of the area, so we keep professionals on-call to help at all hours. Our fleet of service vehicles includes several units stocked with drying tools, extractors, cleaning products, and deodorization equipment.
The Tools of Water Mitigation
While Patchogue might only be home to around 12,000 residents, the whole of Suffolk County that we serve is much denser. The experienced professionals of our team utilize several tools reaching damaged homes to ensure that we protect what matters most to our customers. Some of the effective mitigative instruments include:
- Extractors – Extraction devices, including pumps and vacuums, are vital in removing standing water concerns from a house or business. Any water pooling is detrimental to building materials, so water removal services are prioritized in mitigation.
- Air Filtration – Early mitigation can also include air filtering equipment for several reasons. HEPA 500 air scrubbers can trap mold spores, reducing the likelihood of microbial development, and these units can also help reduce odors.
- Air Movers – Between the centrifugal and axial models of air movers stocked on our service vehicles. We have hundreds of units capable of managing surface water damage concerns on building materials in a residence.
- Dehumidifiers – Managing environmental moisture is also a critical element of even the mitigative process. We can help reduce the threatening relative humidity in the structure between desiccant and low-grain refrigerant units.
The SERVPRO Green Fleet
One of the overlooked advantages of our SERVPRO team is the Green Fleet of service vehicles stationed at our facility. These units stay stocked with mitigative and restorative equipment from our inventory, allowing professionals to mobilize production technicians faster in a disaster. The fleet also features pump trucks that run off the vehicle's engine and provide unparalleled extraction power.
Water Removal Services
Mitigation focuses first and foremost on removing standing water on the floors and within structural cavities of the affected property. Our prompt restoration response has our SERVPRO team arriving with engine-driven pumps, trash pumps, electric submersible pumps, wet vacuums, carpet wands, and weighted extractors to help with a wide range of water removal services.
Drying Water Damage
Post-mitigation introduces the wealth of our drying equipment to the household. We strategically place the air movers and dehumidifiers to regulate evaporation and environmental moisture removal.
Are Water Damage Repairs Necessary?
Because of our contractor license, we do not have customers rely on pursuing their own secondary companies to manage repairs and reconstruction necessary in a property. We can begin our damage repairs as early as the controlled demolition, often essential during mitigation, and continue through efforts like replacing and repairing the plumbing causing the disaster. No matter what building services your property needs, we can help.
When Patchogue water damage threatens your property, it is vital to get pertinent mitigation services started as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of Patchogue team is a full-service contractor for emergency services, restoration, and reconstruction to follow. Let us help you make water emergencies "Like it never even happened." Call now at (631) 924-1801.
Remediating Patchogue Mold Damage Effects
SERVPRO is Here to Help with any of your mold damage remediation needs in Patchogue. Just give us a call at (631) 924-1801.
SERVPRO Restorers Offer Fast Mold Damage Recovery
Remediation combines actions our SERVPRO professionals take to eliminate active mold development and colonies within a structure. This process includes removing active organisms, cleaning surfaces, deodorizing offensive smells, and repairing the physical damage that colonies did while spreading in the house.
Debunking Mold Myths
With the frequency and likelihood of mold damage in Patchogue homes and businesses, it is essential to understand some common misconceptions about this organism.
- Can Mold Be Fully Removed?
Mold organisms exist naturally in nearly all environments, so anyone claiming complete mold removal from your home is not promoting honesty. Our remediation efforts target active colonies and hazardous conditions.
- Will Mold Go Away Naturally?
Many believe mold organisms vanish on their own. Without resolving moisture and active colonies, it is unlikely that microbial threats will dissipate naturally.
- Can DIY Mold Cleanup Work?
While there is much information for DIY remediation on the internet, this is often unsafe without knowing the organism you are dealing with and having the appropriate personal protective equipment, remediation products, and relevant experience.
Fast Response for Active Mold Damage
We work to live up to our slogan stating we are faster to disasters, making it vital to have professionals capable of moving quickly during a crisis. Rapid response to these emergencies allows us to complete specific actions that will ultimately enable the mold removal and remediation processes to be more efficient and thorough. Some of these include:
- Containment – physical barriers prevent the movement of mold spores and create a set work area for technicians.
- Content Management – our team quickly identifies issues with personal belongings and contents to ensure they get relocated and removed from the harmed area.
- Structural Inspection – we carefully evaluate the condition of exposed structural elements to determine their viability and integrity. SERVPRO contractors must remove weakened materials.
- Water Management – water and moisture are threatening presences that encourage mold growth. All remediation actions must ultimately resolve this moist environment.
Remediation Solutions for Residences
The level of mold damage to the hosting material can be one of the most critical factors to weigh, as this might ultimately determine whether an affected structural element is worth preserving and restoring. When construction elements are deemed salvageable, and it is cost-efficient to do so, we have several remediation approaches to help like:
- Surface Cleaning
- Abrasive Cleaning
- Controlled Demolition
Malodor Concerns After Microbial Growth
Organisms spreading and growing in the structure create volatile conditions and offensive smells. Our priority is to neutralize these malodors to return comfortable living conditions for our customers. We have multiple deodorization equipment and products to help in this regard.
Large Loss Recovery Solutions
With hundreds of stores, shops, and offices in Patchogue alone, there are many pressing needs for a company capable of handling large loss recovery after exposure to mold organisms and moist conditions. Our team has scaled up equipment to manage larger venues and facilities.
Post-Mold Damage Repairs
An advantage to choosing our professionals for the work is our contractor license. Unlike many other companies working in the region claiming to remove mold from your property, we can remediate the damage and begin the necessary steps to replace and repair the damage the colonies have done. This starts with controlled demolition and continues through material replacement projects.
Patchogue mold damage can be more impactful to a property than many owners realize. With many triggers for moist conditions in a home, colonies can quickly meet needed requirements. Give our experienced SERVPRO of Patchogue remediators a call today to help return your property to its preloss state. We are ready 24/7 at (631) 924-1801.