Property Damage & Disaster Restoration Blog: Long Island & New York City

Blackouts

Posted on Mon, Nov 03, 2008 @ 01:20 PM

Nor'easters can be devastating and damaging, especially in the winter months, when most damage is caused by heavy snow and icing. Nor'easters are known for bringing extremely cold air down from the Arctic air mass, and many times power will be lost in local communities.

Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work and in your community. Short-term power outages, such as those caused by storms, are inconveniences but with good planning, you and those you care about will be ready to react accordingly.


Top Safety Tips for a Blackout

  1. Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. Never use candles!
  2. Turn off electrical equipment you were using when the power went out.
  3. Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer.
  4. Do not run a generator inside a home or garage.
  5. If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a generator to a home's electrical system.
  6. Listen to local radio and television for updated information.

If you would like more information about blackouts and how to deal with them, contact the power company that serves your area.

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Water Damage and Floods

Posted on Tue, Oct 28, 2008 @ 04:30 PM

Water Damage?
Flood Damage?
What happens when a pipe freezes and you now have 2 feet of water in your basement?

Most building contents will not be ruined by the effects of water, providing they are quickly dried. In addition, the likelihood of mold growth is greatly reduced with rapid drying. Building contents and costly reconstruction can be saved using "Water Out" technology.

Water Out contractors utilize the most advanced drying techniques in the restoration industry. State-of-the-art infrared cameras detect moisture, monitor the drying process and confirm that all moisture has been removed from a structure.

The sooner a flooded building can be thoroughly dried, the greater the benefit to the property owner and insurer. Valuable time, building contents and costly reconstruction can be saved using Water Out. Advanced Restoration has the trained staff and equipment to perform structural drying using Water Out.

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Puffbacks in Your Home

Posted on Fri, Oct 24, 2008 @ 04:31 PM

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Suffolk County, NY had a freeze warning yesterday, which means it's finally time to crank up the heat and ensure your heating system is working properly. As the colder months approach, there is the potential to experience a puffback related to your heating system.

What is a puffback? Most of us have never heard of a puffback. A puffback occurs when an oil burner backfires, sending soot throughout your home or business. It can happen all at once, or more slowly and gradually.

Soot covers all areas of the home or business & may range from light to very heavy. Sometimes the disbursement of soot is so light & fine it appears to be ordinary dust. This "dust" however, can re-appear hours after being cleaned, there is often a strong odor of oil accompanying a puffback.

How can a puffback be prevented?
The best defense against a puffback is to have your oil burner inspected annually & kept in good repair. This is no guarantee against having a puffback, but it greatly reduces your risk. Keep debris, animal hair or anything that could interfere with proper functioning away from your oil burner.

What to do if a puffback occurs?
Notify your insurance agent or company immediately. Have a qualified disaster restoration specialist begin cleaning all affected areas immediately. Soot travels & will re-appear if not completely removed.

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Advanced Restoration

Posted on Fri, Oct 24, 2008 @ 01:26 PM

Many property damage/disaster restoration companies exist on Long Island and the NY Metro area. If you need a restoration company....
How do you determine who to select?
What services are you looking for?
How long has the company been in business?
Are there any outstanding complaints against the company?
Do they have all the necessary licenses?

Advanced Restoration Corporation is a family-owned and operated full-service property damage restoration company with a combined 75 years experience in dealing with fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, flood/storm damage, mold remediation, smoke damage restoration and reconstruction. We service Long Island (Nassau County, NY; Suffolk County, NY) and the New York Metro area.

Our company is dedicated to serving our clients with courteous and prompt service. We take the utmost pride in the craftsmanship of our work. As certified specialists in water mitigation and fire/smoke mitigation, we have the knowledge, expertise and experience to deal with all types of property damage. Our professional staff is also trained in all aspects of mold remediation.

Customer Excellence
Our staff is committed to providing outstanding service and exceeding customer expectations for every completed project. Our fully trained and experienced Project Managers, Technicians and state-of-the-art processes ensure we are ready to restore peace of mind to our customers.

Check us out at www.advancedrestoration.com. We are truly committed to Making Disaster Temporary and Restoration Permanent.

Our Services: Fire and smoke damage restoration; water damage restoration; structural drying; storm damage; flood damage; mold remediation; puffbacks; board-up and securing of property; consultations; complete reconstruction.

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