One of the worst things that can happen is having an insurance claim due to a pipe break or water heater malfunction that causes a water intrusion to flood your basement or saturate your home or office. Advanced Restoration'sDisaster and Emergency Response Timeminimizes the property damage that can be caused by a flood. Our emergency water extraction services have assisted many homes and buildings throughout Long Island and New York City.
We Perform Emergency Water Extraction / Water Removal Services Due All Forms of Water Instrusions.
Whether it is standing water or water trapped in the building materials, it is 500 times faster to physically remove the water by extracting than it is to evaporate it using structural drying equipment.
Why Thorough Water Extraction / Removal Is Necessary:
Reduces the overall costs for complete restoration
Minimized the chance of future mold growth
Reduces the need to replace saturated building materials including carpet, padding, and sheetrock
Claims get closed faster
Reduces the disruption of the home or building owner
Increases customer satisfaction
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Long Island, New York City and the rest of New York and the Northeast was devastated from the recent flooding caused by torrential rain, wind, and storm damage. A majority of flooded basements across Long Island were caused by ground water due to over-saturation of the earth. Insurance companies do not cover groundwater under their policies.
You need to have a separate Flood Insurance if you fall into the Flood Coverage Area. And that only covers property damage to structures that are above grade. Basements are not above grade so they would be excluded from those policies.
That means there were many homeowners throughout Long Island and New York City that had flooded basements that were not covered by their insurance policy.
For some people this is too much. There are a lot of people in hardship right now across Long Island due to the economic times we live in. If they did not hire a professional restoration company or water damage cleanup company like Advanced Restoration Corporation, a DKI Member Company, they had to extract / remove the water themselves or rely on friends and/or family to help them out.
But just because the water is removed or extracted, that does not mean the job is over. The wet porous building materials need to be removed, or dried along with the structural wood members and concrete so their moisture content levels are reduced to regional acceptable standards.
And some people will just ignore the water in the basement or the leaky roof, thinking it will dry out on its own. And technically, everything that gets wet will eventually dry, if it can. And not every water intrusion causes severe mold contamination. It all depends on the size of the area and the lenght of time the area has been wet without receiving any attention.
At this point you should ask yourself this:
How long will it take? Can the wet building materials dry out before mold contamination can occur (usually 48-72 hours in optimum conditions)?
If wet building materials are not addressed in a timely fashion then the problem magnifies exponentially over time until it becomes a much bigger and more expensive issue.
Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for any assistance or guidance if you have or even think you have a mold issue in the Long Island and New York City areas. We would be more than happy to speak with you.
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One of the worst things that can happen is having a pipe break or water heater malfunction that causes a water intrusion to flood your basement or saturate your home or office. Advanced Restoration's Disaster and Emergency Response Time minimizes damage that can be caused by a flood. Our water extraction services have assisted many homes and business throughout Long Island and New York City. We extract water due to:
March 11 (Bloomberg) -- A slow-moving storm will drop as much as 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain on New York City starting tonight and lasting until next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Manhattan is forecast to receive about 3.5 inches, while other parts of the city may get a half-inch more, said Joe Pollina, a weather service meteorologist in Upton, New York.
"We do expect some urban flooding," Pollina said by telephone. "The city and parts of Long Island could see ponding on roadways, with roads closed due to flooding."
Flood watches and warnings extend from Long Island to Indiana, according to the weather service. Rivers and streams across the region, including Connecticut, the lower Hudson River valley and New Jersey, could swell their banks, Pollina said.
"It just seems to be a rather slow-moving storm," Pollina said. "It is just hanging around. Rain will start tonight, continuing through Sunday and we even have showers forecast through Monday. It doesn't dry out until Tuesday."
--Editors: Charlotte Porter, David Marino
To contact the reporter on this story: Brian K. Sullivan in Boston at [email protected]
Wood Dale, IL - Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), North America's largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced today that they are the first organization to have achieved the Green Risk ProfessionalTM designation established by Vale Training Solutions.
DKI made the decision to partner with Vale Training Solutions for Green Risks training in response to the market's demand for green building. DKI is the leading provider of quality emergency and reconstruction services for commercial, residential and insurance clients throughout North America and the curriculum provided in Vale's Green Risks courses has allowed DKI to continue at the forefront of industry trends.
"We have pioneered this movement by being the first and only disaster restoration and reconstruction organization to be green risk certified in building reconstruction and restoration services," said Dale Sailer, president of DKI. "DKI understands that in today's marketplace, individuals and organizations continually strive to do their part in building or creating green environments."
Property owners understand the long term advantages of 'going green' and insurance carriers have responded with green coverage for new environmentally sustainable construction or renovation following a loss. Jon McCreath, President of Vale Training Solutions, says "As more carriers offer green coverage, independent adjusters, restoration professionals, and engineers must be adequately trained and possess the expertise and professionalism necessary to understand the makeup of green construction and building products, rating systems and insurance coverage."
McCreath continued, "GRPTM adjusters and restoration professionals provide the expertise necessary when buildings are insured with 'upgrade to green' endorsements or where restoration/repairs include green measures to replace damaged traditional products" DKI is the only Green Certified Services Organization that is adequately trained to provide a superior level of knowledge, expertise, professionalism and customer service to property owners, managers, facility directors, and insurers of green buildings. Not only does DKI understand the makeup of green buildings, products used in green buildings, rating systems and insurance coverage as it relates to these elements, but DKI can ensure that if a green building sustains damage, the building will be restored using the most efficient green products in the marketplace.
About DKI Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI member companies provide full service restoration to their customers: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI returns damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, delivering complete satisfaction to our consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., contact Michele Donahue at (630) 741-7262. Advanced Restoration Corporation is a DKI Member Company that services the New York Metro area. If you require Emergency Service in New York, please call (800) 693-6263.
As if we need more snow, another storm is expected on Friday. Whenever there is snow, you are guaranteed to have troublesome ice dams to follow. Ice dams can cause major water damage and flooding to your home, which requires immediate attention.
As winter advances through cycles of freezing and thawing, buildings and homes experience ice buildup and roof damage. In general, ice dams are formed when attic heat moves up to warm the roof and melts snow at or near the ridge. Snow melts, runs downward and hits the edge of the cold roof, resulting in re-freezing snow. These cycles cause ice to accumulate and back up under shingles. Damage appears in the form of soaked insulation, stained, cracked and damaged sheet rock, damp, smelly, rotting wall cavities and stained, blistered and peeling paint.
Preventing Ice Dams To prevent an ice dam, don't heat the roof, keep it cold. That way, the snow on the roof eventually dissipates without making large amounts of meltwater. The underside of the roof deck should not exceed 30 F. The best way to maintain low temperatures is by ensuring that there is adequate insulation and sealing gaps that let warm air pass into the attic from the house. The attic must also be ventilated, so that cold air is introduced into it and heated air escapes rapidly. Some remodeling contractors are under the impression that heat passing through the attic helps prevent ice dams, when just the opposite is true. Although excess heat moving from the attic through the roof rapidly melts snow, once the meltwater touches the cold eaves, it quickly freezes and forms an ice dam.
If you have a furnace in the attic, it may not be possible to prevent ice dams. Increased insulation, however, should help. First, insulate the areas between the roof rafters. It is important to keep an air space between the roof deck and the insulation in order to prevent a condensation buildup that can delaminate the roof deck. Prior to insulating, install polystyrene rafter air channels, which are available at home centers. Next, lay insulation blankets over the furnace's heating ducts to help reduce the heat buildup in the attic. If there's a hatchway into the attic, build a cover for it out of rigid poly-styrene insulation.
If the gable and ridge vents do not generate sufficient air movement to dissipate the heat, you will need a motorized vent at one end of the attic to exhaust the heat, and an adequately sized vent on the opposite end of the attic to draw in cold air from the outside.
Check your home carefully when ice dams form. Investigate even when there doesn't appear to be a leak. Look at the underside of the roof sheathing and roof trim to make sure they haven't gotten wet. Check the insulation for dampness. And when leaks inside your home develop, be prepared. Water penetration often follows pathways difficult follow. Don't just patch the roof leak. Make sure that the roof sheathing hasn't rotted or that other less obvious problems in your ceiling or walls haven't developed. And then detail a comprehensive plan to fix the damage. But more importantly, solve the problem.
If you experience water damage that requires a water damage/flood restoration expert, please contact Advanced Restoration at (800) 693-6263. Advanced Restoration is a full service property damage restoration company that can respond 24/7 to your water damage situation. We use state-of-the-art equipment to handle structural drying. Our professional staff is also available to handle mold situations that may occur as a result of a water loss. Our service area includes Nassau County, Suffolk County and the New York boroughs. Enjoy the snowfall and stay dry!
Heavy rains are pounding Long Island today, which will cause flooding throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Basement flooding can be a problem in some homes, and there are steps to take to minimize potential damage. But since a flooded basement can result from a number of things, there is no single method for prevention. The most important things are to determine:
1) When is the basement flooding?
Does the basement flood every year at approximately the same time?
Does the basement flood during random intervals?
2) Where is the basement flooding?
If water is entering near the top of the wall in one location:
An improperly sloped landscape angled toward the house could be the cause.
Extend and re-direct the downspouts.
Reshape the landscaping around the foundation of the home.
Inspect the location where water is entering:
Caulk any cracks on the interior.
If the entire wall is damp or water is entering through multiple wall surfaces, this may be a sign of a faulty or missing water proofing membrane.
Remove soil around the foundation.
Hire a licensed contractor to install a waterproofing membrane.
Consider applying an internal sealant that can be painted on interior surface of basement walls:
This is not an option for finished basement walls.
These products require constant maintenance or they will stop working.
If the water appears to be entering the home near the foundation or through a floor drain:
One solution is to install a “French Drainage” system around the perimeter of the home or at least in areas subject to frequent flooding.
Remove the soil around the perimeter of the home.
Waterproof the foundation wall with a waterproofing membrane.
Install a French Drain at the base of the foundation:
Ensure that the drain has a method for diverting the water.
The drain should empty into the primary storm drainage system, a retention pond or other source.
Backfill the area with gravel to provide adequate drainage.
Install a sump pump with a battery backup:
This requires demolition of a portion of the basement floor.
To be effective, the sump pump needs to be hooked up to a drainage system, usually installed around the perimeter of the basement foundation, or at least in areas subject to repeated flooding.
Because this is installed at the perimeter of the foundation, the flooring in this area will also face demolition to install the drainage system.
Sump pumps should be tested at least once a year, preferably in the early spring.
Test the system if a storm is approaching.
Make sure the sump pit does not contain any debris that will clog the sump’s inlet pipe.
Pour water into the sump pit until the sump turns on (about 5 gallons of water).
If the sump does not turn on contact a professional to diagnose the problem.
When disasters strike, Advanced Restoration is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are guaranteed to speak with one of our knowledgeable, caring team members, day or night. Our immediate response to a claim/property loss helps minimize the damages to the structure, contents, and ease the sometime catastrophic effect that a disaster may have on an owner or occupants. Please call us with any questions at (800)693-6263.
Disaster Kleenup International, North America's largest disaster restoration contracting organization is fully prepared to assist in hurricane preparation and disaster planning for the possible U.S. landfall of Hurricane Bill. Bill became the first hurricane of the season on Monday morning.
The site, created in the wake of previous major hurricanes, offers numerous tips for property owners and managers on how to prepare weeks and months before a storm hits, what to do when a storm is identified as being on a path to potentially affect one's property, and how to protect one's own personal safety. The website also assists property owners and managers in taking inventory of their situation after the storm has left, and identifies sources of appropriate relief.
Additionally, there are helpful links to aid agencies and other resources, such as FEMA, the American Red Cross, and DKI, that can deliver necessary aid. In addition to the information on the website, DKI also has a 24-hour call center available to assist property owners who require emergency services. DKI's national catastrophe response unit maintains the industry's largest inventory of emergency services equipment and the largest labor pool in the U.S.
For those seeking to prepare before a storm, DKI also works collaboratively with property owners and managers to develop pre-disaster plans to further mitigate the costs of future catastrophes. For more information on DKI, visit www.hurricanecatastrophe.com, or contact our national account team at: 1.877.354.3566. To request emergency services in the wake of a disaster, call the DKI's Immediate Response Line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 1.888.735.0800. For a DKI member company in the New York Metro area, call Advanced Restoration Corporation at (800) 693-6263.
When disasters strike, Advanced Restoration is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their immediate response to a claim/property loss helps minimize the damages to the structure, contents, and ease the sometime catastrophic effect that a disaster may have on an owner or occupants.
Advanced Restoration is a preferred service provider for
insurance companies and real estate professionals.
Advanced Restoration Corporation is a full service property damage restoration company located in New York (Long Island). Recently, our company was hired by a client that was referred to us via an insurance agent to resolve a perplexing water damage situation.
Our client's basement was recently flooded after very heavy rains hit Long Island. The customer had previously asked numerous restoration/plumbers/water proofing companies to come and locate the source of the water (which may be an issue with insurance coverage). None of the companies contacted by the client were able to find where the water intrusion was coming from. Advanced Restoration subsequently received a call from the agent/client asking for help.
Advanced Restoration's Eric Martin immediately responded with two Senior Structural Estimators to the site to review the situation and find the source of the water intrusion. After a comprehensive assessment of the situation, they located the water source in 20 minutes!
Advanced Restoration staff determined there was a broken pipe in a sewer drain, in the parking lot, which caused water to enter through the chimney and into their basement storage area. By finding the source, Advanced Restoration proved that it was not "seepage" and the insurance company now had to cover the damages to the basement/property structure. Our client was extremely satisfied with our services, as well as the insurance agent for our experience, professionalism and expertise.
As a full service restoration company, Advanced Restoration is ready to respond to all aspects of a disaster situation, including fire and smoke damage, water/flood damage, mold and structural damage. For more information, call (800) 693-6263, or visit us on the web at http://www.advancedrestoration.com/.
We service Long Island (Nassau County, NY; Suffolk County, NY, the Hamptons & East End) and the New York City areas.
When Disaster Strikes, Advanced Restoration Is Ready to Respond 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week.
You are guaranteed to speak with one of our knowledgeable, caring team members, day or night. Our immediate response to your property damage claim helps minimize the damages to the structure, contents, and ease the sometime catastrophic effect that a disaster may have on an owner or occupants.
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 restoration, 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 and damage appraisals.
Do You Have A Flooded Basement Due to the Recent Storms of 2011?
Our Disaster and Emergency Response Teams serving Long Island and New York City can minimize your property damage and help get your home or business back to normal.
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Advanced Restoration Corporation is proud to partner with The Reuse People (TRP) on all our Building Deconstruction projects to make the Long Island Community the Leader in Building Deconstruction and Building Material Reuse in New York and throughout the rest of the country.
We are the TRP-Certified Building Deconstruction Contractor on Long Island.
The Long Island Insurance Golf League has been the place to golf and network for the Long Island Insurance Community for over 25 years. Insurance Agents, Brokers, Adjusters, and Claims Managers of all handicaps are all welcome to participate.
The Insurance Golf League is a 9 Hole League that plays every Wednesday from April through August. An end of the year we hold an 18 hole outing complete with dinner to celebrate the year and league awards will be handed out.