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The Importance of Performing Water Mitigation in Mahopac Homes

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Using Water Mitigation Services in Mahopac from a Company Like SERVPRO Can Prevent Severe Damage

Several different sources or events can cause water damage, but it all has several things in common. One of them is that water intrusion incidents are among other leading causes of home insurance claims that cost millions of dollars annually. The other thing is that if homeowners ignore water damage, it can lead to other hazards. Therefore, it is essential to call professionals from SERVPRO to mitigate water damage as soon as you notice it.

Water mitigation in Mahopac homes involves preventing water damage from spreading further by extracting standing water and drying the affected structures and contents. You can complete some water mitigation tasks on your own, but most of it necessitates the services of water mitigation specialists. SERVPRO’s water mitigation process can involve the following steps:

  • Inspection
  • Water removal and drying out.
  • Removing damaged materials.
  • Low-scale repairs to affected building materials.

Inspection

Before our SERVPRO team starts extracting water, we need to know what we are facing. We usually categorize water damage in classes. Class 1 is the lowest amount of water damage, meaning that only a part of the room has absorbed a minute amount of moisture. Class 2 means that an entire room, including the walls and carpeting, has absorbed moisture. Class 3 means that water damage is in the ceiling, walls and has saturated a large area. Class 4 water damage occurs when materials like hardwood, concrete, and stone are ruined and require specialized equipment to dry them.

Water removal and dry out

Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) choose the right equipment to remove the water based on the water damage class. For instance, if the carpeting has absorbed water, we can use light wands to remove it. We can use air movers and refrigerant dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas. Refrigerant dehumidifiers function similarly to air conditioners.

Removal of ruined materials

Our team can remove damaged materials or possessions like carpet, furniture, and drywall. We dispose of such items appropriately.

If you need water mitigation services, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. We can make the water intrusion incident seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Staying Safe During the Winter Season

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

a close-up image of a car and tire moving through snow If winter weather should bring damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County for fast, restorative solutions.

It’s getting colder, which means the season is changing. With this change, our lives kick up into high gear and we are working double-time trying to keep up with everything.

While our minds are going 90 to nothing, there’s one thing that can’t fall by the wayside—safety! Winter is typically wet and cold, which means that we need to prepare our homes and family for any extreme weather that might hit us.

That’s why we want to review a few important things to help keep these items at the forefront of your mind.

Protect Your Family

As you prepare your family for weather hazards, the most important thing you can review is communication. Now is the time to ensure that your family knows the emergency action plan. More communication about these things now will help reduce fear when the time comes that you have to actually use it.

Let’s start with your vehicle. You want to ensure that everything is in good working condition. You can start by checking oil and tires and keeping emergency kits available in the vehicle.

You never know what may happen, but there could come a time when you will have to shelter in your vehicle and that’s why it’s important you have done your due diligence.

Protect Your Home

Frozen pipes are one of the greatest threats of winter weather for homeowners. They could burst once they freeze or when they start to thaw, which is why it’s important to know how you can help prevent this from happening to you.

With cold temperatures outside, there’s nothing better than coming into your warm home. Make sure your heating source is well-maintained and properly working.

If you enjoy a fireplace with real crackling wood, ensure that your fireplace has been cleaned out and is well-ventilated. Also, it’s important to use only the proper fuel or igniting technique for your fire.

Protect Your Pets

Pets can’t physically care for themselves, so it’s important to remember that during winter weather (especially extreme weather), we need to create a safe place for them to shelter.

Some pets can be brought indoors, but there are other animals like livestock that don’t have that opportunity. You need to ensure that they have a place to get out of the weather, along with plenty to eat and thawed water!

Watch for Melts and Flooding

Here in Putnam County, we know a thing or two about snow and ice, and one of the most important things to remember is that they melt.

When these things melt, it can happen quickly and has the potential of causing dangerous floods. Once the snow and ice melt, it can cause major problems to your home.

In order to stay prepared for melt-related flooding, make sure you are keeping up with local emergency officials and their warnings.

If winter weather should bring damage or flooding to your home or business, contact SERVPRO for fast, restorative solutions.

Mahopac Residents Should Be Aware of Common Hazards After Experiences Storm Flood Damage

11/13/2021 (Permalink)

Standing in a pool of flooding water Flood and storm damage restoration to your home is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Acts Fast in Mahopac to Limit Hazards and Damage After Storm Flooding – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

With any Mahopac storms, your property might suffer from flooding on some level – especially if you live in a zone that sees rising waters from time to time. Some of the apparent effects of storm flooding may include:

  • Wet carpeting
  • Wall stains
  • Lifted flooring
  • Furniture watermarks

You may feel that many problems related to storm flood damage in Mahopac can be solved by letting everything dry. Unfortunately, flooding can bring any number of other issues that may not be obvious right away. Excessive damage may occur from not acting quickly, while others can arise by using the wrong methods for water damage remediation.

Some of the hazards that our team at SERVPRO always take the time to address include:

  • Black Water – Floodwater coming into the home, including river and lake water, storm floods, and sewer backups, is considered black water. Even an overflow from a kitchen source may quickly turn into a black water situation depending on what the water comes into contact with. SERVPRO knows how to contain and handle all black water situations to keep our crew and your family safe from potential hazards. 
  • Damage Wiring – There can be invisible danger even after floodwater subsides. Wiring within the walls may become damaged when exposed to moisture. It is imperative to keep power disconnected until a professional can analyze the wires and possibly replace them.
  • Debris – Flooding that occurs during severe weather brings dangerous debris. Building materials, downed trees, cans, chemicals, bottles, and other items can clog drains and cause damage to your property. SERVPRO’s technicians take the time to remove debris carefully to dispose of it so that we can safely move through the process of water extraction, drying, and deodorizing.

Once you hire SERVPRO of Putnam County for storm flood damage restoration, we make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (845) 228-1090 to have a crew dispatched to your property as soon as possible.

The Leading Causes of House Fires

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

a firefighter battling a fire with a water hose in hand Regardless of the cause, SERVPRO of Putnam County is here for you if your home is affected by a fire.

Home is where your heart is—that is the famous quote, and it’s very true. Your home is where you go to enjoy your life and keep your valuable memories. But while we all try to practice safety precautions every day and take care of our investment, more than a quarter of all reported fires still occur in the home.

So, as you snuggle in for the evening, let’s review some of the top causes of house fires and do what we can to help bring that number down.

Cooking. This is the top cause of house fires and injuries! Almost half of all house fires are started because of unattended cooking. While it may seem like common sense not to leave something cooking while you fold laundry, life gets busy and we tend to forget. The best thing you can do is stay put. Devote your time to your family meal so that you can sit together and enjoy it.

Heating equipment. Heating implements contribute to14% of all house fires. There are several reasons why this can happen, including mishaps or malfunctions, but the most likely reason is space heaters that have gotten too close to flammable materials.

Electrical fires. Older homes weren’t built with the safety precautions in place today, so if you live in an older house, have it inspected regularly. Faulty wiring or circuits being overloaded are big factors that can contribute to the risk of house fires. It’s also important to ensure that electrical cords are not frayed and that you’re using the right wattage in lamps.

Intentional fires That’s right, you read that correctly. Believe it or not, there are more than 28,000 intentional home fires started every year. This type of fire isn’t set for another reason before getting out of control; these fires are set specifically with the intent of destruction.

Smoking materials. Smoking materials are only responsible for 5% of house fires, but they are the leading cause of civilian fire deaths. This type of deadly fire often occurs when someone falls asleep while smoking.

Regardless of the cause, SERVPRO is here for you if your home is affected by a fire. Contact your local team today to see how we can help.

Property Managers in Mahopac Can Cut the Stress with Skilled Fire Restoration

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Commercial Fire Restoration from SERVPRO Gets Your Mahopac Building Back to Normal Fast

If you have recently encountered fire and smoke damage within your Mahopac rental or business property, you should call for professional help ASAP. SERVPRO offers fire and smoke remediation for apartments, commercial properties, and much more using the latest technology and equipment. We have the skillset and workforce to get you back to normal faster than any DIY methods alone could ever achieve. When you need solid results, and you need them quickly, nothing matches up to the expertise and training that the IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) have to offer.

We are available for 24/7 response when you need commercial fire restoration in Mahopac. This gives you the added peace of mind to get the cleanup started, and less and stress and worry will be on your plate. When you have a fire at your business or rental property, these are some of the recommendations we make that will allow you to expedite recovery:

  • Follow along with all safety protocols given by your local first responders.
  • Take a headcount of tenants or employees, moving everyone to a safe space out of the range of the fire.
  • Get in contact with your insurance broker and other property owners/tenants.
  • Contact SERVPRO for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup so we can begin the recovery process.
  • Remember that damaged and vacated buildings are often targets for vandals and thieves. We can handle all tarping up and boarding of your property to protect it during the restoration process.
  • Once the local fire department gives the green light, you can enter the building to remove any valuables carefully.

You must have an ally on your side for all commercial fire damage restoration needs. SERVPRO of Putnam County is in your corner and ready to get to work whenever you need us! Reach our office by dialing (845) 228-1090.

Why Is Professional Mold Remediation Best for Carmel Residents?

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

Got mold? Mold remediation is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified technicians have all the training and equipment for any size disaster.

Carmel Homeowners Can Count on SERVPRO for Thorough, Efficient Mold Remediation

It can be a real nightmare for a homeowner to have significant water damage or flooding in your Carmel property. Even if there is a slow leak that has been happening behind a wall, you need to address it adequately so that you can limit loss and secondary damage. However, simply trying to empty the impacted zone and drying it out with fans or a dehumidifier is rarely going to be enough. Once the water issue gets fixed, black mold remediation must happen as soon as possible to clean and disinfect any areas where spores are colonizing. SERVPRO is the team you need in your corner to restore your property, leaving it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Suppose you wonder why SERVPRO for mold remediation in Carmel, a large part of the answer is our proven methods and attention to detail. Mold can make its way in beneath carpeting, behind paneling, and walls, all in areas where an untrained eye may not find it. Mold can cause health effects. Hiring our team gets you the professional assessment and action necessary to get results so that you can keep your family and pets safe.

SERVPRO Mold Specialists for Remediation

Should mold inspection reveal an issue, hiring our team will get you a remediation plan:

  • Our IICRC-certified technicians know the proper procedures, tools, and products to use for attic mold, basement mold remediation, and more.
  • We formulate an action plan that details areas our team needs to address for isolation to help contain the contaminants.
  • Throughout remediation, we remove damaged or wet materials and clean all non-porous furnishings and surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaning agents.
  • Some contents may get packed up and moved outside or off-site for cleaning and disinfecting.

SERVPRO of Putnam County is there for you when you need mold remediation services. Call (845) 228-1090 to dispatch a crew to your property.

What Is a Good Water Mitigation Approach When There Is a Ceiling Leak in Your Carmel Home?

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

catching water in a bucket from a water damaged ceiling. When water damages your ceiling, call SERVPRO for fast and immediate water damage restoration services for your home. Call now!

SERVPRO Plans a Gradual Restoration Process to Help Protect Unaffected Areas and Contents

If the pipes passing through the ceiling space spring leaks, damage to insulation, ceiling tiles, among other materials, is inevitable. Roof leaks can also have the same effect. The right response is necessary to restore preloss conditions at your Carmel property.

Although initially, damage may be contained in the ceiling, there is a potential for spreading further, thus increasing the cost of water mitigation in your Carmel home unnecessarily. Your efforts to deal with the water intrusion might also cause unexpected damages if you destroy essential utilities such as power cables or release trapped water and debris over vulnerable contents. Our SERVPRO teams can help you mount a response without creating such additional problems.

Some of the main processes necessary to deal with the damage include:

  • Identifying utilities such as electrical running through the ceiling
  • Demolishing the affected parts to remove deteriorated ceiling panels
  • Protecting contents in the rooms below from water exposure and soiling

Our SERVPRO teams have the expertise and equipment to handle such tasks with ease. For instance, we bring tarps or plastic sheets to the loss site, which help cover contents like furniture exposed to water and debris once we start demolishing the ceiling. 

We locate utilities safely by relying on our vast experience and handy tools. For example, stud finders ease the task of identifying electrical placement if the ceiling has not collapsed but requires demolition. Elevated access equipment such as foldable ladders also helps ease the demolition process and prevent accidents since technicians do not have to strain to reach affected areas.

Once the water trapped in the area is released and the deteriorated materials removed, we set up moisture management equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to dry excess moisture before the area can be rebuilt and refinished. 

SERVPRO of Putnam County is well equipped to manage water mitigation in any property. Call us at (845) 228-1090. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our Actions Prove You Can Trust Us

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

three green SERVPRO trucks lined up on a side street You can rest easy knowing you’ve got the trusted leader in the restoration industry on the other end of the line, SERVPRO of Putnam County.

As we have all come to learn (most likely the hard way), life doesn’t always go like we plan. At some point or another, there’s a chance that you may need damage restoration for your home or even mold mitigation.

When disaster strikes, you’ll need to make a quick decision about who can help you take care of such issues.

Whether you do this in advance of an emergency or when one occurs, you’ll want to be sure to carefully vet restoration providers. Start with these three questions:

Are They Legit?

If you’ve had the unfortunate opportunity of dealing with an emergency, you will know that not everyone who shows up has your best interest in mind. When people are down and out is when scammers love to come around. These people are known for chasing storms and ripping people off when they are in their most vulnerable state.

At SERVPRO, we know that you are vulnerable and all you want is to have your home and life back to normal. We have been in this business for over 50 years, and we continue to stay well-known because of the reputation that we work so hard to protect.

We will not stop until we know that you, our customer, are satisfied with the outcome!

Are They Available When Needed?

When disaster strikes, it tends to happen at the most inopportune times. There is no greater feeling than knowing that you can call someone, no matter the day or time, to immediately begin working on your restoration.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week because we know that when something disastrous happens, you have no time to waste.

Do They Have Sufficient Backup?

SERVPRO of Putnam County is locally owned and operated, which means we are readily available to be at your service. And when a disaster impacts the entire community, we’re prepared for that, too.

If something major occurs, causing a surge of activity, we can fully count on the nationwide network of other SERVPRO franchises. We can sound an alert and have a plethora of resources and support ready to go.

When you call SERVPRO, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got the trusted leader in the restoration industry on the other end of the line. When disaster hits home, contact us to get our local experts and nationwide network on your side.

How Lengthy Does an Incident Have to Be for Significant Fire Damage at a Mahopac Hotel?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help You Respond to Unexpectedly Severe Damage From a Flash Fire

It is common to think of severe fire damage as something that takes time. However, even a fire that burns briefly and is extinguished in seconds or a couple of minutes can significantly impact. For Mahopac hotels, flash fires from grease or open flames are the most likely to cause such immediate damage.

The fire damage in your Mahopac hotel after a flash fire might be localized because, on average, the conflagration usually lasts less than 3 seconds unless the initial blast ignites other materials in the surrounding areas. However, it tends to leave surfaces caked with thick soot residues. Light residues and odors might also spread to the rest of the property, necessitating a thorough cleanup exercise. SERVPRO helps proprietors identify and resolve all the problems from such an incident.

Other problems associated with flash fires include:

  • Tiles falling off stove backsplashes from the intense heat
  • Airborne soot particles affecting indoor air quality
  • A strong stench in the entire property

Renovating your hotel after such an incident is a priority for several reasons, including ensuring food grade cleanliness and getting approval from the health department. SERVPRO helps by removing all deteriorated materials safely. Dislodging charred tiles from the backsplash is a typical task since cleaning cannot restore the physical deterioration and deep soiling of such materials. 

Deep cleaning is also necessary to remove soils. Since most of the soils are likely greasy, the use of solvents is essential to eliminate soils. Our SERVPRO technicians are well prepared to handle such often risky cleaning tasks. We take various precautions, including wearing appropriate PPE, ventilating the facility properly, and turning off the HVAC system to prevent spreading vapors. 

SERVPRO of Putnam County can help you respond to any type of fire damage at your business premises, making it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (845) 228-1090.

Can Hiring Professionals Help Keep Costs of Water Removal Manageable in Mahopac?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the know and experience in all phases of water damage restoration for your home.

SERVPRO Capitalizes on Experience, Skills, and Equipment to Deliver Cost-Effective Restoration

Water intrusions can affect any property from various sources, including leaky roofs, faulty appliances, or burst pipes. Such intrusions are not only inconvenient but might also occur at inopportune moments, especially considering the restoration that follows at your Mahopac home may be costly.

One crucial thing to note about the cost of water removal from your Mahopac home is that the actions you take or fail to take greatly influence the overall costs you incur. Therefore, starting the process quickly and getting every step right presents the best chance of completing the process cost-effectively.  Since you may not be well-versed with water restoration procedures, involving a professional such as SERVPRO from the start presents a better chance of getting things right.

Professionals manage water removal more appropriate because:

At face value, these aspects may not reassure you since it might seem that they might drive costs up. For instance, you may believe the provision of more restoration resources or technicians is likely to translate to higher costs. However, since a restorer like SERVPRO already has resources such as various pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers, the number used at your loss site does not drive costs higher than usual. 

Other advantages of professional restoration that keep costs manageable include:

  • Faster turnaround
  • Minimal unintended damage to structure and contents
  • Prevention of secondary damage

SERVPRO of Putnam County can help you manage water removal cost-effectively. Call us at (845) 228-1090. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.