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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!

Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead!

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Can you believe it? The year is quickly coming to an end! From all of us here at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead, we would like to wish everyone, especially our customers with whom we’ve had the pleasure of helping in your time of need, a happy holiday season surrounded by friends and family! We owe all our success to you, our customers, as our goal is to get your life back to normal and to get your home back up and running!

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is locally owned and operated. We sincerely hope you won’t need our services, but because emergencies happen unexpectedly, we are available 24/7 to help you in your time of need, even on holidays. We’ll be there to help make this stressful situation “Like it never even happened.”

Call us anytime (516) 620-4579.

Once again, happy holidays from all of us at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead!


7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Happy Fourth of July!

SERVPRO of Garden City / Hempstead wishes you a your family a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Remember - SERVPRO of Garden City / Hempstead is here for all your restoration needs 24/7!

Call today 516-620-4579


6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Email your resume to us today!

SERVPRO of Garden City / Hempstead is seeking a Full Time Water / Fire Restoration Technician

We are an Emergency Service National Water and Fire Restoration company specializing in the remediation of water, sewage, fire, smoke and mold damage in homes and businesses. We are looking for hard working individuals, who are motivated and reliable to join our team immediately.


Perform on-site restoration services, including, but not limited to: water extraction, removal of damaged base molding, flooring (hardwood, carpet, vinyl, tile, etc.), walls, and ceilings, setting up equipment, cleaning structures and contents that have been damaged due to fire or smoke, taking inventory and moving contents, some demolition, mold remediation, carpet cleaning, and bio hazard cleanup.

Inventory and load the work vehicle with equipment, products, and supplies needed for each project.

Ensure clear communication with supervisors and other technicians

Maintain a clean and organized vehicle and clean equipment appearance

Develop expertise of the services offered, cleaning products and equipment used onsite


Valid driver’s license (CDL not required) with a reasonable driving record

Customer service and communication skills, as well as the ability to work well with a team

Must have a professional appearance and a good attitude

Ability to perform strenuous physical work (sometimes in hot, cold, dirty, and/or wet conditions)

Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights and in tight spaces

MUST be able to work long days if needed and on-call on nights and weekends

IICRC Certification is a plus(But not required)

We are willing to train, but candidates with prior related experience are preferred


We offer competitive pay, medical benefits and paid time off, as well as opportunities for advancement

Submit your resume to

Did You Know That SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Handles More Than Fire and Water Damage?

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Recognized as a leading fire, water, mold cleanup and restoration provider by insurance companies, property managers, home and business owners, SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead also offers fast, reliable biohazard, vandalism and crime scene cleanup and restoration services. 

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is trained to safely and effectively remove bio-hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead can help with: 

  • Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Crime Science Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backup
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Blood-borne Pathogens: SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead can remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Our trained technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure. 

Crime Scene Residue: From fingerprints powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead technicians can clean and restore your property and contents. 

Arson and Vandalism: General cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and waste. 

Sewage Backup: Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly situations-the damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead technicians remove the sewage, contaminants and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. We help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized to eliminate any secondary damages. 

Here are some Helpful Do's and Don'ts for handling Vandalism Damages.


  • Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in vandalism damage.
  • Record all damage and photograph when possible.


  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture, or other contents that may be used for repair. 

Contact SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead today - (516) 620-4579!

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is Trained in the Science of Drying

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chance of any secondary damages. If your home or business suffers from water damage, your local SERVPRO professionals will:

  • Inspect your home or building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether that materials are drying
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet structure can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material- but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason, the professionals at SERVPRO have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead also state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead has the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (516) 620-4579

Faster to Your Water Disaster!

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (516) 620-4579

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead 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. 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.

Spring Cleaning Season Is Here!

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Allow SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead to help with all your spring cleaning needs!

Can you feel the air getting warmer?  Spring is here - a time when many people tackle the sometimes large chore of spring cleaning.  To some, this task can be a daunting one.  Maybe you don’t know where to start, or maybe you are having a hard time parting with some old items that are collecting dust on a shelf.

Here are a few quick tips to help you cleanse quickly and efficiently:

  1. Tackle one room per day - this allows you to not become overwhelmed.  Set small goals that are easily attainable and it wont feel like such a big undertaking.
  2. Part with old clothing - if you haven’t worn an item of clothing in a full year, maybe it’s time to let it go.  This can be a great way to free up closet and dresser space. This does not apply to items like suits and other special occasion outfits.
  3. Outsource what you don’t want to do yourself - the professional cleaners at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead can make quick work of carpets, walls, and any other deeper clean that you would rather not do. Call 516-620-4579 today!

Need emergency service? Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster on Long Island. 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 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (516) 620-4579

Residential Services

Whether your Long Island home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Long Island commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is Hiring!

4/2/2019 (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( $15 -$17) + 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

Testimonial from a satisfied customer!

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Your company SERVPRO entered my apartment to assess and clean a concrete dust disaster. Your workers worked diligently to put my home back in its find, clean shape.

I must compliment each and every one of your workers.

They are very careful and meticulous. Even though the job was difficult, they managed to be pleasant, accommodating and very polite.

Many thanks for a job well done. My apartment is again sparkling.


Apartment Owner