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What to Expect When You Need to Rebuild | SERVPRO of Levittown, Bethpage

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

Kitchen demolished down to the studs prior to remodeling Are you needing to have your home rebuilt after a disaster hit? Call SERVPRO of Levittown, Bethpage today. We'll take care of it.

None of us like to imagine losing our home, or even part of our home. However, with natural disasters consistently on the rise in both numbers and strength, this is a very real possibility that any of us could face. 

There is a lot you can do to prepare your home and your family for disasters, both natural and manmade. Preparations go a long way in keeping your loved ones safe and mitigating total damage, but sometimes even the most prepared home could be left damaged enough that remodeling or construction will be required to get everything back to normal. 

Make sure you know what to expect when you need to rebuild. 

After a Disaster

The most important thing to do after a disaster of any kind strikes is to remain as calm as possible. Safety should be your priority, regardless of what has happened. If you cannot safely get around your home or you left and cannot safely get back in, wait until the authorities have arrived to help. 

Call your loved ones and check on your neighbors, and make sure you call SERVPRO®.  If you can safely move around, take some photos of the damage. The more you are able to document what has happened, the easier your process will be. 

Once our team arrives at your property, we will begin securing your home from the elements and drying out any water that has entered. We work directly with your insurance company and any other contractors your restoration will require, so with one call to our team, you have started your whole recovery. 

When You Need to Rebuild

Once our professionals have done everything they can to secure your home, they will complete a full assessment. During the assessment, it may be discovered that your damages are extensive enough to require rebuilding or remodeling. 

Depending on how your home was damaged, it may not be revealed that construction will be required until well into renovations. Either way, we will make sure to walk you through exactly what to expect

Our SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, which means we have a good understanding of what permits and regulations are. While we begin to secure the necessary paperwork, it may be ideal for you and your family to find an alternate place to stay. We will make sure you have a flexible timeline to work with so you always have an idea of when you can get back home. 

Along with ensuring we are meeting required codes, we will follow your guidelines for putting everything back together exactly as you want it. It is always our goal to preserve as much of your belongings as possible. Whatever can safely be restored will so that your home feels as close to normal as possible. 

Dealing with an extreme loss, regardless of the cause, is a traumatic event to live through. With SERVPRO, you get a local crew that understands the importance of getting things back to normal as fast as possible—and we will do everything we can so you are back home before you know it. 

Has your home been damaged beyond repairs? Contact us to get things taken care of fast. 

Heavy rain created flooding in basements

10/6/2023 (Permalink)

Team Luzzi working around the clock Man near equipment

Our Crew Chief Bill representing his Breast Cancer Awareness shirt, and showing off our equipment picked up from one house after the flood damage last weekend in a customers basement.#teamluzzi #flooddamage #breastcancerawareness #SERVPRO

TEAM LUZZI Helping Local Church Ministry

9/5/2023 (Permalink)

Charity Loading the car up with the 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.
#teamluzzi #donate #localchurch #community #foodpantry

Flooded storage facility over the weekend

7/11/2023 (Permalink)

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

7/6/2023 (Permalink)

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.

  1. Manage Indoor Temps-Mold thrives at temperatures of about 77 F, use Ac to keep your house cool. 
  2. Keep Moisture Out-Ensure doors and windows are sealed, especially when it rains. Use bathroom fans and avoid large spills or standing water. 
  3. Dehumidifiers are key-Use a dehumidifier in places that are prone to being humid, like your basement. 
  4. 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 Levittown/Bethpage

7/5/2023 (Permalink)

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

6/20/2023 (Permalink)

Jose 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. 

Creating a Fire Safety Plan for the Home & Office | SERVPRO of Levittown, Bethpage

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

Swirls of smoke rising upwards towards the smoke detector on the ceiling Disasters can happen anywhere. SERVPRO of Levittown, Bethpage is here for your home or business 24/7.

There is no such thing as a good disaster, but when it comes to a fire emergency, your whole life can be turned upside down in a matter of minutes. Even small fires can leave your property with smoke, soot and odor damages in rooms that never saw a single flame.

Many fires are preventable, but even when they are not, with a well-rehearsed fire safety plan, you can protect your family or coworkers by getting everyone to safety.

Make sure your safety plan is thorough for both the home and the office so that you can rest a little easier knowing you have done everything to avoid a disaster.

Fire Safety for the Home

When it comes to creating a fire-safe home, you likely already know you should have a smoke detector on every level and near every sleeping space. And, even if you don’t actually do it, there is a good possibility you know those detectors should be tested regularly and replaced at least every 10 years.

Smoke detectors are a necessary and important part of protecting your family, but you should also create an exit plan and rehearse it and other safety measures with even the youngest (or four-legged) members of your household. Map out the safest routes to exit in a hurry from each room, and invest in emergency ladders if you have a second level. Pick a meeting spot outside of your house so everyone can come together after exiting.

Teach your children basic emergency information about themselves and how to call 911. Show them pictures of what firefighters look like in full gear to ease any fears they could have during a response.

Create an emergency kit you can safely grab on your way out that includes weather-appropriate items (think about our cold winters), water for everyone and some comfort items to keep children calm. Practice every step of your plan every few months, keeping the topic light so that stress levels stay low.

And don’t forget to push the button on your smoke detectors monthly!

Fire Safety for the Office

Along with taking care of your family, take some time to consider how you would stay safe in the event of a fire in your office. This is especially crucial if you own your business and/or the building in order to mitigate as much loss and damage as possible.

Make sure your building has appropriate fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors, sprinklers and fire extinguishers. Evacuation routes should be posted around the building in order to direct everyone out.

Just as you do at home, practice a fire safety plan with your coworkers. You might consider assigning specific staff members tasks such as taking roll or calling for help in order to ensure clear lines of communication during an event.

Take action to protect yourself and those around you from fires by making fire-safety a priority.

Have you experienced a fire in your home or office? Call us to get restoration completed fast.