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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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The Complete Guide to Understanding Water Damage in Mahopac

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Complete Guide to Understanding Water Damage in Mahopac Whether water damage has affected the foundation or other parts of your home, the best recourse is to contact SERVPRO for water damage remediation.

Untreated Water Damage in Mahopac Can Lead to These Safety Risks

Water damage to your Mahopac home may not seem like anything significant at first but can lead to significant consequences if left untreated. Some of these long-term damages may even pose safety hazards or be difficult to repair without special protective equipment and efforts. Services like SERVPRO exist to help solve water damage crises with minimal risk of additional problems developing later on but, if necessary, we can also come in to take care of any lasting after-effects that may have beset your home.

Damaged Foundations

One of the most expensive possible consequences of water damage in your Mahopac home is damage to the building's foundation and structural components. When significant amounts of water seep into foundations and other supporting elements of the structure, they can form cracks and break down materials, potentially leading to a collapse if left untreated. Foundational restorations are costly and time-consuming, so your best bet is to avoid them entirely by calling SERVPRO soon after the initial damage occurs.

Mold Growth

Mold can start to grow from even the smallest types of water damage, such as leaks below a sink or behind a wall. With just a bit of excess water, large fungal colonies can start to take over your home and may cause health effects. Signs of mold growth include discoloration of any materials in your home and a foul, musty odor originating from an area of damage. SERVPRO technicians use preventative anti-mold treatments and products to keep your home secured against mold infestations after a water damage incident.

Electrical Damage

Some water damage scenarios can cause damage to electrical lines and features within the home. While most of these issues result in nothing more than a few dead power outlets, they can also create fire hazards in your home as well. Many cases of water damage we see happen in the kitchen, where electronic appliances may soak up water and create a fire hazard. Our safety inspectors can help to identify these threats and provide recommendations on handling any risks they see.

SERVPRO of Putnam County can help you take care of water damage in your home before anything else can happen. Call us as soon as possible after an incident at (845) 228-1090.

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Mold and water damage restoration at your Brewster, NY business

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold and water damage restoration at your Brewster, NY business Water damage in your Putnam County office is not only inconvenient, it can shut down your business and cause you to lose money.

Time is essential in keeping your financial losses to a minimum and re-opening your doors when a water or mold emergency strikes your Cold Spring, NY area business. At SERVPRO of Putnam County, we use our twenty years of experience to get the job done fully and efficiently so that disruption to your business is minimal.

Call us immediately upon discovering a mold infestation or water damage at your business. Whether it be a Carmel shopping center in which mold behind a shared wall affected multiple businesses, a store under construction in Brewster with water damage due to a plumbing malfunction or an apartment complex in Mahopac in which a kitchen sink leak damaged 4 apartments, our team is specially trained and has the equipment to mitigate the damage. 

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 immediately  if your business experiences a toilet overflow, leaking pipes or electrical fire. We are on call 24/7 and can respond to emergency and get your company back in business as soon as possible.

Freezing temperatures cause pipes to burst in Putnam County, NY

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Freezing temperatures cause pipes to burst in Putnam County, NY If your pipes freeze and burst, call SERVPRO of Putnam County to restore your home.

Discovering that the pipes have frozen and burst in your home or business is always a surprise. As devastating as this might experience can be, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the damage while you wait for help to arrive. 

Turn off your water and electricity. 

If you live in a house, turn off your water supply. (and don't wait until a pipe bursts to locate it!) as well as the electricity  to the area of the house where the burst has occurred. If you live in an apartment building or condo, be sure to alert your building manager immediately as the water could also affect neighboring units. 

Place a catch bucket under the leak 

If water is coming through the ceiling, place a bucket or garbage can under the leak to catch the water. If the ceiling is bulging or the leaking is widespread, piercing a hole in the sheetrock will allow the water to flow through one spot.  

Drain your pipes 

Run all of the faucets throughout your house with cold water to clear as much water from the pipes as possible. Flush the toilets as well. Turn off your hot water heater and run the hot water from all faucets.  

Call a plumber 

Again, preparing ahead will work in your benefit. It can be difficult to find a plumber who is   immediately available to respond to your frozen pipe emergency.  Choosing a plumber and establishing a relationship with a local Putnam County plumber ahead of time will go a long way in getting quicker service. 

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County 

Our water mitigation team will respond quickly and begin the clean up process. The sooner we are called to dry the home out and remove wet sheetrock, carpets, flooring  and other materials, the less the damage can spread and cause additional problems. 

Call your Insurance Agency 

The sooner you submit a claim, the quicker you will be reimbursed for payments made to plumbers and contractors.  Our experienced office staff, Keri and Bianca, will handle insurance negotiations and paperwork from our end so that you don't have to.  

We've been told by many customers throughout our twenty years as a franchise that having our team come out quickly and efficiently mitigate the damage has taken much of the stress out of the situation.  Give us a call  at (845) 228-1090
 24/7 if your pipes freeze  this  winter in the Yorktown Heights area!

Choosing a live Christmas tree this year? Follow our tips to find the perfect one!

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing a live Christmas tree this year? Follow our tips to find the perfect one! Yes! You can have a real Christmas tree in your Brewster home. Follow our fire-safety tips to keep it safe!

For many families in Putnam County, the start of the Christmas season is marked by picking out a live Christmas tree from one of the area’s wonderful tree farms. For some, the annual ritual of the family venturing out into the cold together to find that perfect tree for their home, cutting it themselves and tying it to the roof of the car cannot be replicated with an artificial tree.

We appreciate a live tree ourselves however have also seen in over twenty years in the fire and damage business the devastation caused by a tree that has caught fire. When showcasing a live tree in your home, the combination of tree dryness, electrical malfunction with lights and poorly located heating sources can make for a deadly combination. If your holiday is not complete without a live tree, follow these safety precautions this month.

1. Choose your tree carefully: Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. If a tree is shedding easily, choose another! The best trees that retain moisture the longest are Fraser fir, Noble fir and Douglas fir. Eastern red cedar and Atlantic white cedar rapidly lose moisture and should be used only for a week or two.

2. Location, location, location: Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out.

3. Check your lights: Check old lights for any fraying of the wires. Do not overload light strands or electrical outlets. Also keep in mind that miniature and LED lights produce less heat than larger ones and will reduce the drying effect on trees.

4. Keep it watered: Choose a tree stand that holds at least a gallon of water and be sure to keep it full at all times.

5. Unplug your lights every night and when you leave the home. This will reduce the drying effect of lights and reduce the risk of the tree igniting unnoticed.

6. Take down the tree before it dries completely. A tree that is totally dry has needles turned a greenish gray and all needles and twigs break with a crack or crunch when crushed. In some tree species, you will see a needle drop but always do the crush test to be certain.

Top Causes of Commercial Water Damage in Putnam County

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Top Causes of Commercial Water Damage in Putnam County Protect your Carmel business from the common causes of water damage.

If you own a business in the Mahopac area, there a few common causes of water damage that you should be aware of. 

1. Broken pipes - In upstate NY, this is the number one cause of water damage in both residential and commercial buildings. Make sure that your pipes are not vulnerable to freezing and bursting and that your plumbing system is professionally maintained.

2. Sewage backups- If sewage backs up into your business, you can be faced with having to keep your doors closed during restoration. Make sure that you have your system inspected yearly.

3.Malfunctioning appliances - If you have a restaurant in the Brewster area, a refrigerator leak or dishwasher flood can cause significant damage. Keep your eyes open to the small signs of a leak such as floors that are lifting, small puddles and rust on the exterior of the appliance. Call your plumber at the first sign of a leak before it is too late.

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County to schedule your Patterson mold inspection

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Call SERVPRO of Putnam County to schedule your Patterson mold inspection Damp conditions plus organic matter makes basement floors under carpeting one of the most common areas that mold spores grow in Mahopac, NY homes..

Mold spores are not picky – they only require two substances to grow – water and food. Any organic matter can serve as food including wood, drywall, carpets and clothing. If you can reduce the moisture in your home, you will make it difficult for mold to grow.  

The SERVPRO of Putnam County team has inspected hundreds of homes with mold damage over the past twenty years.  We understand that mold spores exist everywhere and not all mold requires professional remediation. We also know that it is impossible to completely eradicate every mold spore. Naturally, mold spores live in balance with humans in a symbiotic relationship.  Our goal is to reduce mold down to acceptable levels.  

Contact your SERVPRO of Putnam County restoration professionals immediately after a water intrusion. Ignoring leaks or simply letting flood water recede are two of the most common reasons mold flourishes in a home. Investigate unusual earthy or musty odors in your home, including under cabinets and in walls. 
  
As part of our inspection process, our crew also counsels homeowners on how to reduce their mold risk. A home may require the repair of attic soffits or vents, the installation of exhaust fans, a slow leak repaired or a dehumidifier.   
  
If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 to schedule an inspection.