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Leave It To The Professionals To Remediate Your Water Damaged Home in Carmel

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

water dripping down through the ceiling Sometimes water damage is not immediately evident. But when it becomes visible, it’s time to contact the technicians at SERVPRO.

Is It Time To Call For Water Removal For Your Carmel Property?

If you notice water damage anywhere in your home, it is best to determine whether or not the issue is old or new. The quicker you determine whether you are dealing with recent damage or an older problem, the faster the water removal can begin.

Calling SERVPRO to help you assess the potential water damage in your home is essential if you are not sure where the issue stems from. Water removal in Carmel can help you to eliminate the moisture and also make it easier to locate the source of the intrusion. The following are helpful steps that you can use to find out if the signs of water damage are new or if it has been brewing for some time:

Determine the Materials

SERVPRO technicians can show you how water can impact different materials in various ways. Brick, tile, and other sturdy materials show if water damage has been around for a while because it takes time for the signs of wear to show up and create leaking. However, if you see damage on hardwood flooring, carpeting or drywall, this could be new damage.

Spot Rings

With materials like wood floors, drywall, and other soft materials, they could develop rings if the damage has built up over some time. Water soaks in and starts discoloring the material, leaving a stain behind as it dries. Once this pattern goes on, it leaves several rings showing the pattern of water damage.

Touch the Area

When water damage is newer, the area can be wet but not yet soft. Should you touch your drywall or ceiling and the material is soft to the touch, water has had ample time to soak in, ruining the integrity of it. This is when it is time to think about detection services and water removal in Carmel, which is where SERVPRO is more than happy to help. 

Contact us today at SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 for high-quality water cleanup. We are available 24/7 to help, including emergency calls. 

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SERVPRO Cleaning Products for Post-Water Loss Recovery

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO will be there to show you how it's done, with your water loss in Carmel. 

Cleaning up after water loss incidents damage your Carmel home is often more complicated than many property owners initially believe. Because of how important a task this is for the recovery of properties, even our SERVPRO team has a division of certified cleaning technicians accredited in multiple facets of the restoration industry, including Carpet Cleaning (CCT), Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT), Odor Control (OCT), Rug Cleaning (RCT), and even biohazard recovery.

No two loss incidents are the same, so water cleanup for Carmel homes varies as well. Because of how different these situations can be and the people that could become affected, our professionals have an extensive line of cleaning agents designed and distributed through our parent brand. These products have all met the approval of OSHA, giving us a full spectrum of cleaning agents that can target specific materials, effects, and residues. We categorize our line of cleansers based on their task in your damaged home.

Disinfectants 

These cleaners are an everyday staple in the arsenal of our SERVPRO cleaning technicians, as they can destroy nearly all of the organisms they touch when they are applied. Depending on the material and the product used, it might even eliminate bacterial or fungal spores present on the surface.

Sanitizers

Unlike disinfectants, sanitizers are used to decrease microbial threats within parameters. Often these parameters have been established by health authorities regarding safe exposure levels.  

Antimicrobials

These products have been specially formulated to prevent the production or slow/stop the growth of microbes. While the literal definition of these products implies working against microbial threats, it can also be a general term to refer to all products designed to eliminate microbes as well, including disinfectants, fungicides, and sporicides.

Biocides

We have many products in our cleaning product arsenal that end in the suffix -cide. These products detail an ability to eliminate organisms on contact, though it most often indicates the ability to control the growth of microbes rather than eliminating them.

Now that you can see how many of our cleaning products have gotten distinguished and labeled, you can better appreciate their role in restoring your water damaged home. You can count on our SERVPRO of Putnam County professionals to help however you need it. Give us a call today at (845) 228-1090.

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We Discuss The Equipment Used In Flood Damaged Schools In Mahopac

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Extraction Equipment Used In Flooded Mahopac Schools

Flooding can be a detrimental situation that completely ruins areas like carpeting and linoleum tilework of a Mahopac school. With how quickly these effects can spread throughout your institution, it can easily exceed the reach and resources of your custodial and maintenance staff. Our SERVPRO professionals have a fast response to flooding and water loss emergencies that affect our area schools because we know that hundreds of people get impacted by loss incidents like these.
 
Standing water can often be one of the most hazardous effects of flood damage in Mahopac schools, as this can continually damage the surfaces exposed and saturate structural elements until this high volume gets removed. Our professionals have a massive inventory of recovery tools and equipment, including a wide selection of extraction machines and devices. From light wands to trash pumps, we have the equipment to suit the specific needs of your building. It is our objective from the moment that mitigation work begins to get your doors back open to students and faculty as promptly as possible.
 
Flood loss scenarios can be widespread and destructive, spreading beyond the penetration point throughout other rooms and communal areas on the same level of the school. Our professionals can begin extraction work as soon as we arrive, especially using wet-vacs and light wands to prevent the further spread of debilitating water damage. Our prompt response with these extraction tools can help us to reach the point where the combination of air movers and dehumidifiers can remove the lingering moisture.
 
High-capacity extractors can protect flooring in your school, such as linoleum, from succumbing to water penetration and popping tiles loose. As a standard flooring option for public schools, our protection of these materials can help to get the facility cleaned quickly and ready for the return of students and your employees.
 
We have multiple extraction tools that can suit the specific needs and immediate effects in your area school. It is our utmost priority to clean and restore this loss quickly, so you can count on our SERVPRO of Putnam County team to show that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Give our skilled professionals a call whenever you need us at (845) 228-1090.

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The Best Ways to Remove Water From Hardwood Floors in Carmel

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Efficient Water Removal from Hardwood in Carmel Homes 

Standing water in your Carmel home can absorb quickly into specific materials exposed, such as paneling, drywall, and other porous surfaces. Authentic hardwood can also fall into this category, though porosity of this material varies based on the specific wood used and if installed correctly. With cutting-edge equipment and fast response to water losses, our professionals can help to reduce the need to remove or repair flooring options, including hardwood and carpeting. 

Contending with high volumes of standing water can present widespread obstacles for our technicians to overcome, including water removal in Carmel homes. As pressing as the need for extraction might be, many other factors play a vital role in protecting the exposed materials, flooring, and other structural elements throughout the house. Our SERVPRO professionals have a ready trailer that arrives with our Green Fleet stocked with solutions for drying and water removal. 

For flooring concerns such as saturation, moisture meters get used initially to determine the saturation and exposure once the extraction has taken place. Some finishes on hardwood can help to make the surface less porous, so it resists water penetration better. The state of your flooring when we clear outstanding water guides our professionals on-site to the best approach for your house. In many cases, our fast response to these emergencies only requires drying mats to bring the moisture content level to acceptable parameters. 

In more extreme cases where saturation began almost immediately, and this moisture persisted for a prolonged period, the only solution remaining might be controlled demolition and reinstallation of this flooring. Our SERVPRO team originally began as a construction outfit in 1997, so we know how to provide quality general contracting services for our customers that match our experience and cutting-edge equipment in the restoration fields. We can repair hardwood, linoleum, tile, marble, and carpeting following water loss incidents. 

As much as water losses can be a damaging situation for your home and its contents, our fast and confident response can help save both time and money on the restoration of your property needs. You can trust our SERVPRO of Putnam County team to help, however you need. Call us at (845) 228-1090. 

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We Are The Leaders In Carmel Flood Damage Restoration Services

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Ceiling caving in from winds and rain High winds mixed with torrential rains can be a dangerous combination for homeowners. We are here to help right away after you experience this.

Common Damages Seen After Flood Damage in Carmel Homes

When SERVPRO cleans up and restores a home from flood damage in this area of New York, each job site is unique. However, there are common damages left behind, in some cases are preventable by taking action before we arrive.

One of the first things a Carmel homeowner with flood damage can do before help arrives is to prevent staining on a carpet affected by water. Printed materials and the stain on wood furnishings are two frequent culprits of this type of carpet discoloration. Other helpful actions to take include:

  • Blotting up water if possible
  • Picking up small objects from the floor and setting them aside for inspection and cleaning
  • Putting foil or plastic under furniture legs to get them off the wet carpet

Why SERVPRO? You do not want to hand off the mitigation of water damage anything less than a certified, professional restoration company. Our technicians undergo extensive training in a diverse array of cleaning and repair technicians to ensure the best outcome for every type of home disaster we work on.

SERVPRO technicians spend extra time on the water extraction step because it lessens the amount of time needed to dry a property thoroughly. We most often rely on portable pumps and utilize attachments such as weighted extractor heads to pull embedded moisture from within carpet padding or upholstered furnishings.

Another concern many homeowners have during flood damage restoration is they have no control over what is happening in their home. Our technicians do not discard any items without prior approval of the homeowner or adjuster, and we are careful to work within the scope of coverage, so there are no surprise charges.

Mold is always a concern after water damage. We take steps to be certain spores do not germinate by controlling the interior humidity levels and using our proprietary antimicrobial cleaners after drying.

When your home has water damage, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. Our emergency response team is ready 24/7 to clean up your property and make the water loss "Like it never even happened."

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How Fire Damage Burns up Profits in Your Carmel Business

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged business After the fire, you need a professional restoration team. SERVPRO of Putnam County is at your service!

Commercial Fire Damage Repair and Restoration in Carmel 

Carmel is, perhaps, in the perfect location for both commuting to work and as a weekend getaway. Regardless of how long a person spends in town, local delis are an essential part of daily life. When one of these, or any, the commercial operation is shut down for an extended length of time, it can mean the end of the business. 

Commercial fire damage in a Carmel business can include everything from physical damage due to the heat, to flooding from the fire department’s efforts to stop the blaze. When it comes to remediation and repair, SERVPRO response teams can handle all of it up to major construction. 

Every business needs our type of full-service support. Almost any agency can clear away scorched furniture, appliances, and other debris. Not every agency has the training and experience to examine a set of chairs that look ready for the dumpster and understand they can be cleaned using powerful chemicals and intense methods like immersion to break apart the layers of smoke residues and return them to a useful condition. 

Since this is a business involving food preparation and service, SERVPRO technicians also clean every surface to county and state health standards. Among our inventory of cleaning agents are sterilants more potent than bleach that eliminate the threat from smoke residues and mold spores that can contaminate food and serving dishes after a fire

In some cases, remediation and repair are not enough. When an oven, refrigerator, or other appliance suffers catastrophic damage, team members can quickly remove the damaged item for disposal according to state regulations. Our administration personnel then work with the insurance company to make sure the customer has access to the full replacement cost to buy a new one, and then help install it. The team leader then schedules an inspection with the local utility company to have their work approved. 

It’s not just about customers for us. The owners of SERVPRO of Putnam County grew up here. If you need our services in Carmel, Mahopac, Kent, or Patterson, we are the agency to help return your home to its pre-fire condition. Call us today at (845) 228-1090 to get started. 

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How to Dry Water Damaged Carpet in Carmel

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Not all water damaged carpet is lost. Call SERVPRO for our advanced drying equipment and restoration process.

Is a Carpet That Needs Water Removal in Carmel a Loss? 

One of the most common areas we deal with for water damage in a home is the flooring. The restoration services training and certification each of our team members undergo covers extensively the techniques and equipment for handling water loss to the carpet. The training also includes subfloor, tile, and floor joists, the space between levels where excessive moisture has the potential to lead to weakening, odors, and mold infestations. 

When our SERVPRO location answers a call for water removal in a Carmel home, we arrive quickly to begin extraction. If it is safe to do so, we ensure the homeowner has turned off the water and sometimes the electricity or gas service to the home for safety. Once our team arrives on-site, we scope the property with our different kinds of moisture detection equipment to find all areas of migration to ensure we do not miss places retaining excessive moisture. 

Our technicians have specialized training in handling water extraction from carpeting and padding. Just because a hot water tank failed or a supply line broke upstairs does not mean the saturated carpeting is a loss if cleanup efforts begin within 24 hours or so. 

Specialized fittings on our equipment, such as weighted extractor heads push the water to the surface of the carpet for removal. To limit the disruption to the home during water cleanup, SERVPRO technicians use a drying configuration known as "floating." This method involves loosening the carpet on one side and using our air movers to deliver warm, dry air to the underside drying it in place, while other air movers blow across the top. This process can also keep the pad in place during the drying. When required and approved, we can remove area rugs for in-plant drying and cleaning. 

Once the carpet verifies as dry through our equipment, we clean and sanitize it using various methods as applicable to the type and condition of the carpet: 

  • Bonnet Cleaning: used for short pile and rugs that are slightly worn
  • Hot Water Extraction: deep cleaning method suitable for most carpet types
  • Deluxe: Used in cases where soiled areas remain after spot cleaning 

If any residual water odors remain in the home after complete drying and cleaning, our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) have numerous applications for eradicating those and returning the house to its preloss condition. 

When you need fast water removal and cleanup, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. Our technicians arrive quickly and work until the water loss in your home is, "Like it never even happened." 

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Call Our Water Damage Experts To Remove Any Foul Odors From Your Commercial Property In Southeast

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Do Not Let Malodors Affect Your Reputation, Arrange Commercial Water Cleanup In Southeast Now!

In situations where water has entered areas of your commercial business property, the odors can often be as unpleasant as the moisture itself. All types of water contain microbes, which may be the root cause of the odor. At the same time, when moisture comes into contact with tables, chairs, or carpets, it can loosen moisture. During warmer periods of the year, excess moisture can raise humidity levels, which increases our perception of odors. These can be problematic for small-business owners that serve food or drinks.

Restoring your business to its preloss condition means enlisting professional services for commercial water cleanup in your Southeast business. Our pool of technicians is locally-based with qualifications in odor control awarded by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) body. Bringing odors under control can be a primary concern for public service industry business managers that seek to provide a welcoming environment for their customers.

Since moisture and its effect on loosening pre-existing odorous particles from furnishings is the source of the problem, SERVPRO makes removing moisture and drying the property a priority. In many situations, proper drying of the internal structure, which may involve floating carpets with air-moves, or accessing wall cavities using Injectidry systems, results in the offending odor dispersing. However, sometimes an odor can remain even after drying of the property is complete.

When odors remain after drying is successful, a SERVPRO odor control technician (OCT) can utilize a range of professional deodorization methods. In water damage scenarios, the two primary means of dispersing deodorants is direct spraying, using hand-pumps, or wet fogging with Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers. In high concentrations, deodorants can be harmful. To ensure temporary closure is kept to a minimum SERVPRO deploy box fans to ventilate the structure allowing staff and customers to return to the structure sooner.

An uncontrolled odor situation can negatively affect your business. Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 for immediate assistance.

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

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

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.

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

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

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

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