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Mahopac Neighbors Breathe Easier When SERVPRO Is on the Scene for Cleanup and Restoration Services

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mahopac Neighbors Breathe Easier When SERVPRO Is on the Scene for Cleanup and Restoration Services Hey Mahopac Neighbors! Relax and Let SERVPRO Clean and Restored Your Property Damage

High-Quality Disaster Restoration Services: Why SERVPRO Is a Valued Resource to Mahopac Residents

When water, fire, mold, or storm losses challenge the Mahopac community, hiring reliable local restoration professionals is crucial. Not only is it easier to research the reputation of an established company, but it is also essential that you can contact your restoration contractor even years after the work completes with concerns. Our roots grow deep here in Putnam County, and you can rely on us to be here for you now and far into the future.

Water Damage
When most people think of Mahopac water damage, they imagine gallons of water pouring through a hole in the roof, backed up sewer pipes, or ruptured water heaters, flooding a house with inches to feet of water and contaminants. Although these severe events can happen, and we respond quickly when they do, many water losses seem less extreme, yet can still cause significant harm, both to the structure and the contents of a residence.

Looking up at your ceiling or inspecting a wall can reveal signals that all is not well. Staining, bulging, and peeling paint are common signs of hidden water damage. Tiny leaks in pipes or connections can be the cause or dried-out, cracked caulk around tubs and sinks might be allowing water to flow into cavities. Migration of water is inevitable and wet moves to drier areas. Permitting water to saturate building materials eventually leads to substantial deteriorating and even collapse of everything from drywall and ceiling tiles to the framing and subflooring of your home.  

When you notice something that makes you suspect water leaks scheduling an assessment by one of our experienced project managers is a smart move. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained employees have many resources available to detect water losses challenging to trace, which is why SERVPRO is the call to make. Thermal imaging and moisture meters help map out a waterscape you had no way of knowing flowed out of sight. Once we sketch out  the extent of the damage, we devise a plan and implement it immediately.

Fire Damage
Smoke and soot cleanup for your Mahopac home must proceed quickly, starting within hours of the firefighters leaving. Water removal usually happens first for safety reasons, but our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) shift seamlessly to their roles as Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT). Categorization of the sooty residues left on every surface is the key to appropriate cleaning, and our team is skilled in both evaluation and removal.

Hot and swift burning of wood and paper results in an ashy, crumbling soot that we vacuum or dry sponge to remove. Fire that smolders in fabrics and padding or electrical cords or connections produces a thick, sticky “wet” soot we use agitation and surfactant and wetting agent-infused cleaners to loosen and wipe away. Protein-based soot from food and grease fires is thinly deposited and hard to dislodge. Solvents and abrasives help clear the almost colorless but pungent residue.

Odors cannot be ignored or merely masked with distracting perfumed agents. Our inventory of thermal foggers, hydroxyl generators, and access to ozone machines means we can eliminate the odor in the tiny particles carrying it through chemical changes at the molecular level. The experience and skill in using these devices our deodorization specialists hold are why SERVPRO has success in neutralizing the malodors that otherwise would remind you and your family of the fire despite successful smoke and soot cleanup.

Mold Remediation
Summertime presents unique opportunities for mold damage in Mahopac. Mold spores need water to grow. Warm, sticky weather can raise relative humidity levels inside your home to over 60 percent, enough moisture to impel some strains of mold to begin multiplying on an organic surface such as drywall, woodwork, or insulation. If you run an AC system, the cold air near a warmer exterior wall can offer mold spores water if it condenses. A clogged drain on an air conditioner can drip as well.

Water tracked in from backyard pools and wet towels stuffed in duffel bags or behind bedroom doors are great mold incubators. Unvented dryers and steamy kitchens also add to the moisture load mold seek out. When we work with you on a mold remediation plan, we sometimes spend more time advising on microbial limiting moisture control than completing the removal itself. This attention to resolving not just responding to the problem is why SERVPRO is highly rated by customers.

We use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol when performing mold remediation, first locating the mold, then containing it with physical barriers, and often sealing the area with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment. The mold scapes or bushes off, and porous surfaces can respond well to gentle abrasives like soda blasting. A surface antimicrobial approved for this purpose by the EPA is used to inhibit rebound of the mold growth.

Storm Damage
Storm damage results in Mahopac due to high winds and heavy precipitation 12 months out of the year. The form the water takes as it batters your home might change, rain one month and snow another, but the harm your residence suffers is devastating regardless. Straight line or rotating winds can topple trees and utility poles, crashing into the exterior of your home and causing significant damage. You need the gaping holes in roofs and siding secured, and broken windows and doors tarped or boarded up.

Our team can answer that call and take care of a broad range of other issues, including water removal after overland flooding or the draining of rainwater through breaches of your home’s structure. The IICRC training our managers and technicians master supports our efforts to evaluate water categories and contain and dispose of contaminated flood waters appropriately.

Flood water can include sewage, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can put your family in harm’s way. In addition to containing and disposing of the fluids as hazardous waste following local regulations, we treat the affected areas with EPA-registered antimicrobials after a thorough cleaning. Our extensive training and experience with Category 3 water are reasons why SERVPRO uniquely qualifies as an efficient and effective responder when your home suffers from storm damage.

SERVPRO of Putnam County is well-prepared to meet the needs of our community during and in the aftermath of a disaster affecting the safety of your household and the integrity of your home’s structure. Call us at  (845) 228-1090 to schedule an assessment and get the recovery rolling.

Water Damage in Carmel? We Can Help Right Now, Call SERVPRO for Restoration Services

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Carmel? We Can Help Right Now, Call SERVPRO for Restoration Services Water Getting You Down in Carmel? SERVPRO Promises Excellent Extraction and Restoration Services!

SERVPRO Provides Expert Water Removal in Carmel and Surrounding Areas

One of the best things about our restoration company in Carmel is our commitment to responding fast to your call for help during emergencies. Our promise to customers is to schedule your restoration job immediately and to arrive on-site within four hours. A commitment like this helps prevent additional damage and dramatically increases your home’s chance at a full restoration.

If you are looking for a quality restoration company that provides reliable, professional water removal services in the Carmel area, your search is over. We have all of the restoration personnel, extraction equipment, and resources necessary to return your home to a quality condition you’ll enjoy. Our restoration team uses time-tested water removal services in a fast, efficient manner without ever skimping on quality.

SERVPRO technicians eliminate any dangerous situations before starting work, posting signs, and ensuring your safety throughout the restoration process. We move and block furniture, appliances, and any other household contents covering the floor that may lead to stains, such as books, papers, area rugs, and curtains. Our goal is to remove anything that could cause or suffer secondary damage as a result of exposure.

SERVPRO uses both hand-held and truck-mounted water extractors to remove as much water from the affected area as possible. Extraction is far more efficient than dehumidification for removing moisture from your saturated contents, which makes extraction essential for producing quality results. It also helps reduce drying time and limits the chance of rust and furniture stains and fabric bleeding and reduces the chances of mold growth.

SERVPRO technicians inspect your carpet, upholstery, rugs, and other flooring options carefully. After initial extraction, we raise your carpet, extract moisture from the padding and subfloor underneath, and check the carpet, padding, and subfloor for damage. Each section receives anti-fungal treatments to eliminate the possibility of mold growth and to prevent future problems.

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County for additional information about our services or to schedule your home’s initial inspection, today. We offer quality full-service solutions throughout Mahopac, Southeast, and Kent and make the same rapid response commitment to every member of our local community. Our emergency response teams are available 24/7, 365, day or night for your convenience. (845) 228-1090

You Can Depend On Our Specialists To Save Your Flood Damaged Home In Mahopac

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage You Can Depend On Our Specialists To Save Your Flood Damaged Home In Mahopac SERVPRO stands ready to assist local homeowners with flood damage mitigation and make it “Like it never even happened.”

How SERVPRO Saves Items From Flood Damage In Mahopac

Water damage from floods that enter your home can be overwhelming. Saving furnishings, clothing, and personal treasures is a priority for most homeowners.

When SERVPRO mitigates flood damage in a Mahopac home, our first concern is for the health and safety of homeowners and our employees. Flood water has the potential to carry toxins and contaminants, and we determine the restorability of saturated items on a case by case basis.

Our goal is always to assist homeowners by restoring items whenever possible to keep replacement costs down. We have several methods for cleaning even extensive water damage and doing controlled demolition for sheetrock and other building materials counted as a loss by the adjuster. SERVPRO technicians work hand in hand with both homeowners and insurance adjusters to ensure the most favorable outcome for restoration and mitigation of water loss in the home.

SERVPRO provides a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) that gives homeowners a detailed list of your belongings as a room-by-room inventory with photos and if necessary, barcodes to identify items. This action assists the adjuster in seeing the preloss list of items and values as well as helping claims settle more quickly.

We have different methods for cleaning and treating surfaces and items in the home ranging from hand cleaning with wet and dry sponges to foam to prevent bleeding or shrinkage of fabrics or the immersive method which involves dipping items into a solution for thorough cleaning.

In cases where a home requires extensive restoration efforts, our technicians perform move-outs or pack-outs as needed. This allows for a faster remediation process and protects items from any further damage from exposure to water. Best of all, upon completion of the restoration on the home, we coordinate with the homeowner with a "move-in," and this is often covered by insurance as part of mitigation. Check with your carrier to see if your individual coverage allows for this.

Electronic equipment is not automatically a water loss. While devices should not be tested on-site, we arrange to have qualified electronics technicians inspect water-damaged electronics to determine restorability of televisions, computers, and more. Photographs are memories and books are like old friends to many people, and the prospect of losing them can feel stressful. When either receives damage in a water intrusion incident, We can restore documents, photos, and books on a case by case basis.

SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 stands ready to assist local homeowners with flood damage mitigation and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Why We Are The Leader In Carmel Flood Damage Restoration

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why We Are The Leader In Carmel Flood Damage Restoration High winds mixed with torrential rains can be a dangerous combination for homeowners. We are available 24/7 to help, so don't hesitate and call us.

The Importance of a Fast Response for Flooding in Carmel Homes

There might be multiple choices for Carmel residents combatting flood loss effects in their home, and after a traumatic disaster like this, it can be challenging to feel like you are making the best choice for your property. While many homeowners would like to offer the attention and restorative actions their house needs after a loss incident like this, it is rarely feasible and effective to do so. Our professionals can offer a full-service approach to restoring your property after a substantial loss event like flooding, and we can help you through every phase of this recovery process.

While there might be multiple reasons why our SERVPRO team can be a wise choice for flood damage in your Carmel residence, one of the largest considerations that homeowners should make is the speed of response to the emergency. With a 24/7 rollout to all loss incidents in every niche of the restoration industry, we offer our customers a full-service solution to the damages their property experiences at any time of the day or night.

This quick response to emergencies can help to protect your property. With the speed in which flood damage can spread throughout your home, and the potential contaminants and bacteria that natural disasters like this can introduce to your house, it is critical that the right steps get taken quickly to prevent the situation from getting worse. We have a crew of biohazard cleaning technicians, but immediate mitigation, including extraction and drying efforts, can reduce the need for these trained professionals.

Containment is a large factor in successful mitigation and recovery of your flood damaged property. Our SERVPRO team can work to address these conditions with advanced extraction tools like our gas-powered and submersible pumps, as well as rapid drying solutions with our air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers.

Flooding can greatly damage your home without a fast response from trained professionals like our SERVPRO of Putnam County team. With how quickly these situations can get out of control, you can trust that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call today at (845) 228-1090.

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We Can Repair And Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Mahopac

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Repair And Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Mahopac Our skilled technicians have the certifications and training to handle any type or size fire damage. “Like it never even happened.”

Getting Fire Damage Home In Mahopac Ready For Rebuilding

An essential part of reducing loss from fire damage is retaining as much of the structure as possible for rebuilding. This saves not only time for property owners but also out of pocket expenses.

When our SERVPRO technicians answered a call from a Mahopac homeowner to mitigate fire damage to her home, just under half of the house was a loss. An overheated plug caused a fire inside a wall which raised upwards and burned through the attic and roof.

Our experts placed a tarp over the damaged roof area and then contained the affected area from the portion of the home without charring, but the entire premises had a strong smoke odor. Our technicians arrived within hours of the initial call and immediately carried off-site the charred home contents and building materials with no potential for restoration through our proprietary techniques.

The home had no electricity due to the fire, and we brought our generators to power our portable extractors while removing water and for powering our other necessary equipment. Using a technique known as "controlled demolition," we removed the damaged sheetrock but were pleased to find the framework unharmed so the homeowner could rebuild their home without the need for replacing the structure in the fire loss areas.

Deploying air filtration equipment that included HEPA filtration to remove dangerous particles from the property during drying helps speed the restoration process along. Once SERVPRO technicians completed that phase of restoration, it was time for odor removal.

Sometimes, in the case of strong scents, more than one removal technique to remove deeply embedded smoke odors successfully is needed. There is no point in rebuilding over residual odors as they can permeate fabrics, furnishings, and other porous materials.

Our technicians used first hydroxyl generators, which is a safe machine that uses the same hydroxyls as our sun. These elements bind to odor molecules and change them, eradicating the odor. The framework and rest of the home carried a light, smoke odor, so we used thermal fogging to neutralize the remaining odors and thoroughly cleaned the ductwork to give the house a fresh start for rebuilding.

SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 when you need assistance with fire damage. Our skilled technicians have the certifications and training to handle any type or size fire damage. “Like it never even happened.”

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We Have The Required Training To Restore Your Mahopac Home After A Flood Damage Disaster

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Have The Required Training To Restore Your Mahopac Home After A Flood Damage Disaster We have the necessary equipment to handle drying in order to get your house back to looking like a home. We are available 24/7 to assist you.

Intense Storms Deliver More Than Flood Damage in Mahopac

After flood damage happens in a home, the faster cleanup efforts begin, the more potential there is to limit water loss for both building materials and contents. If the cleanup efforts fall short or are otherwise incomplete, secondary issues such as foul odors and mold become issues.

Our SERVPRO team responded to a call to assist with flood damage in a Mahopac home. A tree limb broke a window during a storm and rainwater soaked one section of a room while the homeowner was at work two days prior. She had cleaned the water up, used fans to dry the carpet, and had the window repaired.

When we arrived, it was immediately apparent that water alone was no longer the most significant issue. The homeowner showed our technicians where the water damage occurred, the carpeting felt dry to the touch, but our probes showed excessive moisture underneath. An upholstered chair that was near the window also showed signs of moisture retention and a strong odor.

SERVPRO technicians have training and certifications in the science of applied structural drying. We know that ordinary household fans do not have the power to dry water-logged objects thoroughly, higher velocity air is needed to pull out deeply seated moisture.

First, we used weighted extractors to push any remaining water out of the carpet and padding, and then with the homeowner's permission, we lifted one side of the carpet in a technique called "floating" so adequate airflow from our air movers happens which works to pull moisture from the padding and carpet underside.

We used our air movers with dehumidifiers. This method works to lower moisture levels in a room quickly as the air movers cause water vapor to rise, the dehumidifier removes it and ports it away from the area. This way continually dry air blows as the humidity levels in the room progressively lower, resulting in faster drying.

Complete drying of the carpet, padding and chair reduced odor levels in the room substantially. Our technicians have different kinds of odor control equipment when stronger efforts are required. We chose to use an ultra-low volume (ULV) fogger. Using a water-based deodorizer, it spreads like a fog and neutralizes odors, leaving the room without pungent reminders of water damage.

When flood damage happens, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090, and our technicians can be on-site within hours to mitigate your water loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Our Highly Skilled Water Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Carmel Home

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Highly Skilled Water Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Carmel Home You can depend on our knowledge and water damage experience to get the job done right. Give us a call anytime at (845) 228-1090.

Extensive Training Makes Carmel Water Recovery More Effective

Carmel houses. You may think most water loss incidents only require a mop and drying efforts. It is often more complicated and involved than this. In many cases, water can spread far beyond the source and affect materials, contents, and provide the appropriate conditions for even more hazardous and concerning effects. Understanding when a situation is out of your skill set to correct can save you time and money on the restoration that your property often requires after a water loss incident.

These same homeowners often question not only if professional restoration is the right response to water damage in their Carmel residence, but if our SERVPRO team is the right choice when professional intervention is necessary. We have spent numerous years serving the area and have worked to build your trust and our reputation as a team that can respond immediately with confidence and skill to any emergency that threatens your home or business.

We seek to provide every customer with skilled and knowledgeable technicians for water emergencies or any disaster that could be hazardous to their properties. Every one of our team members must complete some facet of training through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) organization. This group sets the standard for the restoration industry, and our team members responding to this type of emergency have accreditations as both Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying Technicians.

We encourage every staff member to pursue continued education opportunities to understand the best new practices and equipment available for water damage recovery. The better prepared our technicians are for these emergencies and their symptoms, the faster we can complete our projects and keep them within budgetary confinements.

Our SERVPRO of Putnam County team can help every home throughout the area navigate the often stressful times that water loss incidents can present. You can depend on our knowledge and water damage experience to get the job done right. Give us a call anytime at (845) 228-1090.

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No More Mistakes with Fire Damage Remediation in Your Mahopac Home-Contact SERVPRO

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage No More Mistakes with Fire Damage Remediation in Your Mahopac Home-Contact SERVPRO Fire and smoke damage can linger in your Mahopac home. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation help.

Types of Smoke Damage That Could Occur in Mahopac Homes

When fires occur in Mahopac homes, the effects that occur are not always the same from incident to incident. Smoke damage, for example, can vary based on the type of materials involved in the combustion and ultimately the heat of the flames spreading through the property. Our professionals have experience in overcoming each of these varieties of smoke damage, and identifying the proper approach begins with a thorough inspection of the property after the first responders and firefighters have left the scene.

While there are many fire damage effects that professionals must overcome in your Mahopac home after an incident, one of the most potentially hazardous and widespread of these is smoke damages. With two primary varieties of this damage, wet and dry, unique approaches and equipment must get used to address these effects in your home to return it to preloss condition.

Wet smoke comes from a slower and smoldering type of fire. The heat of these flames is much lower than the other type of smoke damage, and as a result of the slower moving progression, residues are much thicker and harder to overcome. Much like soot staining that can also be problematic for our SERVPRO professionals, we must address wet smoke residue with a combination of high-powered vacuums and effective cleaning agents to prevent staining.

While dry smoke effects are much easier for our SERVPRO team to overcome when addressing the damage, the conditions that leave dry smoke residue can often be more damaging overall to the house. Dry smoke scenarios leave chalky dust along uncharred surfaces and contents, which can often only require wiping and cleaning agents to remove successfully. As it comes from a much hotter and faster-moving disaster, however, a greater area of your home has likely fallen victim to the fire.

While there are multiple effects our SERVPRO of Putnam County professionals must overcome in your home after a fire, smoke damages can be among the most challenging. We have the experience and the equipment to make any symptom of a fire “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (845) 228-1090.

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What Everyone Must Know About Flood Damage Remediation in Mahopac

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Everyone Must Know About Flood Damage Remediation in Mahopac Floods and storms can be extremely challenging to clean up without the right knowledge and equipment. Save yourself the headache and contact SERVPRO.

Flash Flooding Can Threaten Mahopac Homes

Flash flooding is a phenomenon that is more and more common to the Mahopac area as years go by and is as challenging as ever to prepare for to protect your property adequately. With so many properties in the valleys and lower lying areas throughout this region of the Hudson Valley, instances of flash flooding can send massive waves of damaging water towards neighborhoods, causing substantial damage to structures. With the speed that homes can become damaged by this powerful force, it is important to reach out to trained responders like our team so that the right equipment and personnel get in route immediately to help.

Our professionals have considerable experience with the flood damage that has occurred in Mahopac, arriving with a broad inventory of recovery equipment designed to address the most pressing concerns within a flooded house. Flash floods can often bring contaminants, mud, debris, and other hazardous substances into a property depending on the path that it travels to reach the residence. Damage assessment is one of the most critical phases of restoration, as it shows both our SERVPRO team and the homeowners what must get accomplished to return a compromised property to preloss condition.

When our team first arrives at your home during the emergency, we work to establish the boundaries of the damage to get the appropriate containment strategies started. In flooding situations, it is critical to prevent the spread of contaminated water to new areas of the property when possible to protect and preserve as much of the original construction materials and contents as we can.

Our SERVPRO estimator takes the time to determine the full extent of the damage while mitigation work gets underway to remove standing water. With black water situations where contaminants could be present, the solution is often to remove materials that could house bacteria and germs rather than to attempt to restore or clean them in place.

Flash floods can create multiple problems for a single residence within its path. Our SERVPRO of Putnam County rapid response team has the expertise to get effective mitigation and restoration started immediately upon our arrival. Give our professionals a call anytime at (845) 228-1090 to make flooding “Like it never even happened.”

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Reading, Writing, and Water Damage in Mahopac

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Reading, Writing, and Water Damage in Mahopac SERVPRO of Putnam county is always available to restore commercial water damage.

SERVPRO Brings Efficiency and Thoroughness for Mahopac Schools Facing Water Damage Problems

Water damage at schools in Mahopac can be a difficult challenge even for veteran SERVPRO technicians. Fast turnaround times are essential to keep the school in session and classrooms open for use, but exceptional care must be taken to comply with strict safety regulations and keep both students and teachers safe from the effects of incomplete care. Thanks to our significant resources and national infrastructure, we can offer local school districts the fast and reliable water damage mitigation services they need to keep facilities in use and classes in session.

Efficiency through Technology

We use only the most up-to-date and high-quality water damage restoration tools for schools in Mahopac and other local communities. Thanks to our national network of SERVPRO franchises and significant investment in research and development of new treatment techniques, our arsenal of high-tech equipment has expanded in recent years. Our technicians' arsenals now include UV ray projectors to sanitize large areas, infrared imaging devices to identify pockets of water damage, otherwise hidden from sight, and advanced chemical cleaning agents designed for specific materials, finishes, and types of damage. We combine these tools into one of the fastest and most cost-efficient damage mitigation and restoration services in the country.

Thorough Work and Long-Term Solutions

Less-experienced water damage mitigation services may miss many of the details that veteran SERVPRO technicians know to look for in each job they take. Warping and discoloration of carpeting, missed pockets of moisture behind walls and furniture, and failure to restore rather than replace furniture and devices are many of the mistakes that our technicians take care to avoid. Calling us guarantees service that is both fast and reliable so that we do not need to make a return trip for the same issue.

SERVPRO of Putnam County maintains 24/7 readiness to respond to and take care of damages on local properties with as much speed and efficiency as possible. Contact us at (845) 228-1090 for our services or a quote.

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