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We're Hiring! Become Part of the SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Team!

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is looking for an organized self-starter to manage our warehouse, equipment and vehicles.

Warehouse manager will perform a variety of duties that will include receiving and processing incoming contents, items, equipment and materials, as well as loading and unloading equipment and materials from trucks and warehouse. 

Warehouse manager will also be responsible for maintenance of trucks, equipment and workplace. Warehouse manager will work closely with owners and upper management and be responsible for all warehouse operations. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, including the ability to schedule and manage time efficiently, communications skills, and the ability to work calmly under pressure. Candidate must have the ability to lift 50-75 lbs and drive a 18 ft box truck and company vans (no CDL required). Must have a clean drivers license and be able to pass a background check.

Hourly rate depends upon experience ($16 -$18) + Overtime during busy seasons!

SERVPRO specializes in emergency water, fire, mold and biohazard/crime scene cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties.

Great opportunity to work with a great staff and even better management!

If interested, call (516) 620-4579 or email office@SERVPROgardencity.com

What Should You Do After a Fire?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

The first and most important step to take after a fire is to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe. Should anyone feel at all ill, it is imperative that you seek medical attention.

The next step is having the Fire Marshall assess whether or not it is safe to be in or near the building in which the fire or smoke damage occurred. Once again, the top priority after a fire is to maintain safety through the entire restoration process. Electrical hazards are common occurrences after a fire and can be extremely dangerous. As well as possible electrical hazards, there are water hazards. The water used to put out the fire creates a prime location for slipping and falling.

As soon as the Fire Marshall declares the building safe then you, as well as your highly trained SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead professionals can begin restoration. We maintain the restore versus replace mentality to preserve the items that hold sentimental value, as well as saving you money! The following is a list of what to-do and not-to-do after a fire.

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire 

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may leave a smoke odor.

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead offers the following services after a fire to make your house a home again.

Contents Restoration: We can dry clean, wet clean, spray and wipe, foam clean, abrasive clean, or immerse clean after we pretest your belongings to see what can be restored to pre-fire conditions.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs: We offer an organized and efficient move out to provide you with a quicker remodeling process as well as protecting items from further damage.

Electronic Cleanup: We want to protect you from the possibility of hazardous electronics by offering restoration to remove residue and prevent further damage.

Document / Photograph Drying: We can air dry, dehumidify, freeze-dry, vacuum freeze-dry, or vacuum thermal dry your documents to prevent their destruction. We understand that documents are often irreplaceable and we want to provide you with their swift restoration.

Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead if you need assistance after a fire (516) 620-4579

Why Should I Use a Professional Restoration Company After a Flood?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Our Knowledgeable SERVPRO Team Oversees Your Project from Start to Finish

Water damage in your home is a serious issue. No matter how diligent you are during your cleanup, it can still be challenging without proper knowledge, professional equipment, and products. Floodwater is black water (contaminated), making it even more challenging to remove safely. The last thing a property owner wants is for potentially-dangerous black water to remain behind after a flood, potentially causing long term issues like strong odors and mold growth. Professionals like our SERVPRO team take care of your disaster situation, helping to alleviate some of your stress.

What Should I Expect from a Professional Restoration Company?

SERVPRO Uses Knowledgeable Restoration Specialists for Flood Cleanup

Our experienced water damage technicians have the knowledge and expertise to create an individualized cleanup plan for your home based on your home's amount of damage and structure. Our team members have the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, making them well-equipped to handle your unique situation. For instance, floodwater in your basement presents a different set of challenges than floodwater in your living room. In the basement, you are more likely to have more than two inches of standing water, requiring a submersible pump with the ability to lift water out of your home.

What Types of Professional Equipment Does SERVPRO Use for Extracting Floodwater?

  • Portable extractors including a built-in heater, pump, and vacuum system to effectively remove water and rinse clean the impacted areas.
  • High-velocity centrifugal air movers direct air across the impacted area an angle. Technicians use multiple air movers, placing them every 10 to 16 feet across the wall.
  • Technicians position dehumidifiers around the impacted area to deliver dry, warm air around the room while removing excess moisture.

For assistance after a water damage, contact SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead any time, day or night, seven days a week at 516-620-4579. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Preventing Summer Storm Damage

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Storms can happen in the blink of an eye with little to no warning. If you do not take the time to prepare, the aftermath of the storm can be stressful and costly. Taking the time to address key areas of your home can make a huge difference between staying high and dry or flooded with worry and damages.

Your home is your most valuable asset so don’t get swept away with the summer thunderstorms this season. Take steps now to prevent any rain showers from dampening your mood.

Stormy weather is currently in the forecast and you can use the following tips to help prevent storm damage:

  • Purchase supplies you may need if you lose power or water supply for a long period of time. Batteries, flashlights, bottled water, canned food, gas and backup generators are items you should have at all times in your house in case of emergency. Consider buying board games or a deck of playing cards for something for you and your family to do to pass the time.
  • Make sure you have the proper insurance plan in place. Check on your policy so you are familiar with what is and is not covered. It is imperative you make sure everything is current.
  • Do what you can to secure your property. Seal up any cracks or gaps around windows, doors and check your roof for any broken or loose shingles. Just to be safe, you might consider installing items such as window shutters, garage door braces and roof clips to protect your home as well. While these resources can be costly, they can ultimately save you money in the long run.
  • Take care of any trees surrounding your home. Remove any dead branches and trim back any limbs that could become a danger to your house. Overhanging limbs can scrape the roof, damage shingles or bust through windows. All of this could lead to water damage in your home. Properly maintaining your landscape is easy and can do wonders at protecting against storm damage.
  • Secure patio furniture and pick up any items such as sporting equipment or lawn items and store them properly.


Got Swept Away With The Storm?


Storms are at times unpredictable and despite precautionary measures, damage can be at times unavoidable. If you find your house damaged from a storm, you can relax knowing SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead has your back. Our trained professionals are available 24/7. To contact us or learn more about our services, please call 516-620-4579

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Can Help Get Your Business Back Up and Running

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week (including holidays) to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Our services include:

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties requires a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.” We have experience servicing:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial Facilities
  • Government/Military Buildings

Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Today – (516) 620-4579

Understanding Mold and the Remediation Process

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth is a concern for many property owners, but how many homeowners actually understand what mold is? Also, when a homeowner comes across mold, how many understand the protocol for protecting their home and removal of the problem? Thankfully, these questions can be easily answered.

What is Mold?

Mold spores are the microscopic organisms that contribute to the fungal growth that appears on your building's walls, ceiling or floors. There are several types of mold, some are toxic, but others are more common and less harmful. However, every variety can cause significant damage.

What Leads to Mold Growth?

The severity of a mold problem depends on the environmental conditions when the spores root into a surface. If the your home experienced high humidity or water leaks, then mold will probably proliferate, becoming a severe infestation in as little as 48 hours.

Does Mold Removal Take a Long Time?

Mold removal generally takes three to seven days. However, depending on the severity of the infestation and the water damage that caused the initial problem, full restorations may take longer.
Mold growth is a concern for most property owners. However, understanding the fungus goes a long way in easing the anxiety and stress surrounding possible infestations.

Is a Remediation Specialist Necessary?

While some minor infestations may be completed on your own, those individuals who are trained and certified should perform most mold removals. You may want to hire a company, especially when the mold type is considered toxic.

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead has the experience and training to remediate your mold issue quickly and efficiently.

Call today - 516-620-4579!

Home Fire Safety

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know fire services respond to more than 300,000 home fires each year? If you include fires extinguished by the homeowner, the number doubles. Understanding the three areas of proper fire preparation may help you minimize your risk of having a fire in your home.


Fire Prevention


Prevention means getting ahead of the fire risk level in your home. Consider these fire safety measures to reduce the number of potential fire sources:

Maintenance – A bird’s nest or lint blockage in your dryer or heat vent can cause a fire. Having these vents professionally cleaned annually is a smart safeguard.


Inspections – Natural gas lines can leak small amounts of gas that can build up in a confined area and cause fire risk. It’s recommended to have your gas lines inspected and tested for leaks each year.


Caution – When interacting with combustible materials, such as space heaters, lit candles and smoking implements, it is essential to be cautious. These items are common causes of home fires and should not be left unattended.


Early Detection


Working smoke alarms are essential for home fire preparation. Residential building codes require them because they effectively detect smoke and warn you about a fire. It’s important to change the batteries and test your alarms at least every six months to ensure they will function properly.


Fire Readiness


Scheduling regular fire drills will ensure your family is ready to respond appropriately to a fire. Keeping a fire extinguisher on each level of your home is strongly recommended. Having a group of emergency contacts in your phone will give you easy access to your insurance agent, fire remediation services, neighbors or family during an emergency.


Prioritizing fire preparation doesn’t take tremendous effort, but it can significantly reduce the likelihood of serious fire damage. A plan that includes prevention, early detection and readiness can mean the difference between a close call and a life-changing fire disaster.

If you do experience a fire damage in your home, SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is available to help 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call 516-620-4579.

Three Steps You Need to Take When You Have a Pipe Break

2/1/2020 (Permalink)

If you are a homeowner, you likely know how to prepare your house for a hurricane, tornado, or even hail, but what should you do when you have a supply line break? Water in your home can be incredibly damaging, and if it is your first experience with a supply line break, you might be shocked at just how much flooding and water damage there is to handle. Fortunately, no matter how much experience you have with water in your home, there are three things you can do to handle a flooded home after a supply line break.


1. Stay Calm
If you come home to a flooded home, it's normal to panic. Try not to. Instead, remain calm as you face the problem of water in your home. Water cleanup, mitigation, and drying performed by your home restoration company will ensure your flooded home is returned to its normal state, but panicking won't make this happen faster. Remember that people around the globe have dealt with water in their flooded home. You, too, can handle this.

2. Get to Safety
When you have a supply line break, you might be tempted to try to fix it yourself. Keep in mind that a break is nothing to face on your own. Water in your home can quickly become a hazard, so it's important that you leave the area with water damage as quickly as possible. Water damage isn't simply structural. When you have a pipe break, the area becomes prone to mold growth and insects, as well. A restoration company can handle water cleanup, mitigation, and drying.

3. Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead
Your home may have flood damage after a pipe break, but a restoration company can help with water in your home. Flood damage can manifest itself visibly, but you may also have structural damage that a home restoration company can notify you about after mitigation, water cleanup, drying, and restoration. While the flood damage in your home might seem impossible when it comes to water cleanup and drying, the truth is that your restoration expert has seen this problem before, and he or she is fully equipped to handle this situation.

No homeowner wants to deal with flood damage, but unfortunately, flooding does happen. If you find yourself in a situation where you have flooding or a pipe break, remember that you are not alone. Your home restoration expert is ready to help you with mitigation to prevent flood damage from happening to you again. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead will work with you to restore to your home to its original condition.

Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead at 516-620-4579.

What Should You Do If Your Home or Business is Damaged in a Storm?

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and powerful winds can cause roof damage and downed trees on your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take steps immediately after the storm.

Take Safety Precautions

Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roofing materials, window damage, collapsed walls or standing water in the basement or home interior. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture, carpeting, and building materials making the perfect environment for mold growth that can cause health issues. Shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails, and other sharp objects on the property. Contact SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead to help secure your property and make it safe to use. If necessary, arrange for an alternative place for you and your family to live while your property is being restored to safe living condition.

Photograph the Damage

If it is safe to move around your property, use your cellphone or a camera to photograph the damage so that you will have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure that you are fully compensated.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damage to your home immediately. The company will send out an adjuster to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.

Look Into Federal Disaster Assistance

The federal government may have declared the area affected by the storm as a disaster area that is eligible for low-cost loans to help restore your property to normal. You will be required to file documents to receive these loans.

When a storm-related disaster strikes, it may seem overwhelming, but these steps can help you to begin the process of getting your home and your life back to normal. At SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead, we provide 24-hour emergency disaster service. We specialize in the stabilization and restoration of homes and businesses that have suffered small or large loss from water, flood, wind, storm, fire damage, and smoke damage.

Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead for immediate assistance 24/7 - (516) 620-4579.

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Can Help Your Business Recover After a Fire Damage

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in an apartment building, restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage.

Call (516) 620-4579