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Has Your Business Suffered from Fire Damage?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of fire station SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of fire damage. Call us today, we are always available.

Mahopac commercial properties benefit from speedy, reliable fire damage assistance with SERVPRO

When you run a Mahopac business, a whole lot rides on your ability to stay open. Once you have a fire emergency, you have a great deal to clean up, along with the worry of your employees being out of work. Let SERVPRO handle the cleanup so that you can get everything back to preloss condition sooner!

Owners and managers alike know that the very last thing you want is foul odors lingering from the fire damage in Mahopac at your place of business. We use a broad range of deodorization products and equipment to help facilitate odor removal, such as:

  • Odor counteracting beads
  • Deodorant granules or pellets
  • Water-based wet mist deodorizers
  • Water-based odor counteractants
  • Thermal fogging equipment and solvent or water-based deodorizers
  • Sealants

Depending on your commercial space circumstances, we may also utilize air filtration, air scrubbers, or ozone generators to help pull odorous particles from the air. Everything gets done in a manner that helps to restore your business interior to pre-fire condition. Once we wrap up the job and all materials have been cleaned and restored, there will be no lingering odors as a reminder of the fire. Everything will be left “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Putnam County leaves no stone unturned when you are dealing with fire damage and stubborn smoke odors. If you need assistance at your commercial location, call our team at (845) 228-1090, and we can send out our Green Fleet as soon as possible.

These Projects Can Help Protect Your Home From Spring Storms

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

heavy rain coming down from dark clouds If you experience any property damage from spring storms, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County.

Are you ready for winter to be over? If so, you aren’t alone. Most of us are ready for another cold, snowy New York winter to turn to spring.

And since it’s already March, spring is definitely in the air. With spring comes many new ideas and projects for many. Maybe you’re looking for new ways to cook some old favorites on your grill. Or you might be planning to hit a few parks and hiking trails as the weather warms up.

Regardless of how you’re planning to spend spring, it’s a good idea to make time for home maintenance now, so you’re protected for one of spring’s weather threats—strong thunderstorms.

It would be nice if we could change the weather, but we haven’t been able to do that yet. Instead, we have to look for ways to ensure our homes are safe when thunderstorms hit.

Seasonal Projects for Your To-Do List

Check out your seasonal to-do list to see if these important projects have a place:

Check for problems with your roof. Don’t let the first time you realize your shingles are loose or your roof is leaking be when it starts storming. Check for missing shingles and signs of leaks first. Repair them to keep your home safer.

Don’t leave items around your home unsecured, either. Don’t let unsecured furniture or other similar items become tools for wind damage. Trim back trees that need it and secure everything you can.

Remove tree limbs and branches that can cause issues. Branches and limbs overhanging your roof or garage can fall during heavy winds. You can fix them before they become a problem, though. Cut down limbs or branches hanging over your garage and roof.

Ensure your sump pump is working (if you have one). Every homeowner doesn’t need one of these. But if you do need one to regulate water levels in your basement, it’s vital to keep it working. Be sure yours is in good shape before it starts raining.

Declutter any debris that’s in your gutters. Clean, clear gutters keep water around your home flowing the right way, instead of causing water damage.

If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Mold Removal is Best Left to Reputable Companies

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Trust SERVPRO when looking for mold removal companies once your Mahopac home has an outbreak

Putnam County is where you will find Mahopac, New York. This is a hamlet located within the town of Carmel, which is situated just under 50 miles to the northern region of New York City. Due to the location, residents have access to a wealth of entertainment, dining, and other activities while also enjoying the ability to take in their natural surroundings. 

If you are a nature-lover or simply someone that likes to get out for fresh air once in a while, Mahopac has plenty of beautiful sites to explore, including:

  • Mahopac Lake – This is a lovely place within walking distance from local neighborhoods. People visit for boating, fishing, and taking in all of the sights.
  • Mahopac Point – Located on the cusp of Mahopac Lake, this is a great spot to go for watching local fireworks in the summer and Christmas light displays during the winter due to the outstanding views.
  • Mahopac Hiking Trails – There are also many beautiful hiking trails in and around the Mahopac area, including various parks and nature preserves.

Notable People from the Mahopac/Putnam County Area of New York

There are several famous names that many people may know who have come from the Mahopac region, including:

  • Richard Yates
  • Lou Albano
  • Albert L. Ireland
  • Keith Hughes
  • William J. Brewer
  • Alex Garbowski

Whether you will be visiting the hamlet of Mahopac as you travel through or are looking to put down roots, you will never run out of nice places to go for a bite to eat. The area is well-known for brunch-culture, with many diners and restaurants in the area providing an excellent spot for breakfast or brunch with friends. Some of the top eateries in and around the Mahopac area include:

  • Carriage House Restaurant and Tavern II – This is a classically-styled restaurant featuring American cuisine and a full bar. 
  • Kobu Asian Bistro – If you are looking for sushi or Asian fusion cuisine, this is an excellent choice, well known for perfectly sliced sashimi and classic sushi rolls.
  • Countryside Kitchen – When you know you want a good, old-fashioned breakfast or brunch, this place is cozy and features a menu filled with breakfast, brunch, and lunch favorites.

Why Mahopac Residents Choose SERVPRO – The Best Technology and Methods of All Mold Removal Companies

Many Mahopac homeowners may not realize that mold removal and water restoration often go hand-in-hand. Where mold and mildew colonize, there is usually an underlying water leak or moisture problem as the root cause. 

Something mold removal companies in Mahopac, like our team at SERVPRO, work to cover when handling mold remediation includes addressing things like:

  • Containment
  • Removing Standing Water or Addressing Hidden Leaks
  • Reducing Relative Humidity
  • Air Movement/Airflow
  • Application of Anti-Microbial and Anti-Bacterial Agents

The relative humidity (RH) in the air is the amount of moisture that holds at a specific temperature. If the relative humidity is too high, it presents a breeding ground for mold and mildew. We also utilize powerful drying equipment, dehumidifiers, and moisture detection tools to restore your interior.

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 when you seek the help of the best mold removal companies.

The Next Step Kent Business Owners Need to Rebuild After a Natural Disaster

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee wearing black shirt reviewing restoration plans on tablet with business owner in gray suit SERVPRO of Putnam County knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. Here are some of our best tips in choosing the right company

If you’re a Kent business owner, we have a question for you: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?

Many business owners will answer the question with some variant. You can’t always plan for the future or know what will happen that can impact your business. While that’s true, you can always find ways to reach your customers, be agile and provide services in new and different ways.

It’s a powerful lesson. And it’s true in other parts of the business as well. In some cases, it may have spurred business owners to put plans in place to deal with more predictable types of natural disasters (problems like fires and floods and severe winter storms).

We want to support Putnam County businesses, so our team of local experts has pulled together a list of some of the most powerful things business owners can do after disaster strikes.

How to Make the Recovery Process Easier

It’s possible to open your business again after a disaster and to even be more successful in its aftermath. Here are some steps you can take to make it a reality:

Know and follow your disaster plan. Spend some time learning and studying your disaster plan before you need it, so you won’t be caught in a stressful situation without knowing your best next steps. In some cases, you might even think about moving your business to a backup location, so you can continue serving customers.

Work as closely as you can with your insurance company. Be ready to provide what your insurer will need to help you move forward. In most cases, that will be photos of the damage (before it’s cleaned up) or an inventory that details lost or damaged items. If you can, include their value, too.

Stay in contact with stakeholders. Updating your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your wider community is vital to keeping your business moving forward. You can do this with an email, a social media post or a phone call (depending on your relationship with the stakeholder).

If a fire, flood or any other cause damages your business, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

A Strong Carmel Storm Can Leave Your Home with Interior Damage

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Storm water is no easy task to do yourself. Call the professionals at SERVPRO, their IICRC trained and experienced technicians for the job.

SERVPRO Handles Removal and Restoration Following a Storm

Heavy storms can make their way into the interior of your home. Rain can come through a ceiling or under a doorway causing damage to drywall or flooring. After the heaviest of storms, homes are often left with a lot of dirt and other debris. Professional home restoration services like SERVPRO can help you deal with damaged building materials and the mess left behind after a storm.

Storm damage removal from your Carmel home requires quick attention to mitigate further damages to your home. The more prolonged moisture lingers after a storm, the higher the chances of secondary damage occurring. 

When removing stormwater and cleaning the impacted area, it is essential to remember:

  • Stormwater (from flooding) is contaminated black water (category 3) and needs proper disposal according to local and state regulations.
  • To wear appropriate PPE to protect against contaminated water and cleaning chemicals.
  • Some materials and items may require replacement if too severely damaged. 

For assistance restoring your home after a storm, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.

Cleaning Carpets after a Water Leak

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet being removed Water removal is the first step in water mitigation. Leave it to the professionals for this dirty job. SERVPRO can handle any size disaster.

Are You Dealing with Soaked Carpets in Your Mahopac Home?

You may assume that you need to rip out your carpet after a leak in your home. However, there are ways to extract excess moisture and thoroughly clean carpets to foster restoration rather than having the expense of replacement. Our trained professionals at SERVPRO have the equipment, products, and knowledge to take care of your home after a water leak. 

Our SERVPRO technicians manage water removal in your Mahopac home. Removing water is the first step to cleaning your carpets. After our team removes water with extraction equipment, they can go about the task of cleaning the carpet.

Here are some steps in cleaning carpet:

  • Remove any lingering dry soil.
  • Identify the types of soil on the carpet to determine the appropriate cleaning agent.
  • Use cleaning agents to suspend and dissolve the soils.
  • Thoroughly rinse the carpet to remove both the soils and cleaning agents. 
  • Dry the surface of the carpet using extraction equipment and air movers to facilitate evaporation. 

For 24/7 assistance with water removal, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How to Deal with Flood Damage in Carmel

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

flooded home Floods are no easy task to handle by your own. Call the professionals of SERVPRO for the water mitigation services needed for your home.

Flooding in the Hudson Valley Can Cause Damage to Your Home

Carmel New York is within commuting distance to New York City and a great place to visit if you are looking for some time away from city life. It is just over an hour from Manhattan to Carmel, where you can find lush state parks, golfing, and the Walkway Over the Hudson. Fahnestock State Park is a gorgeous state park featuring hiking in the mountains and along the beach's trails. There are picnic areas and campsites for the outdoor lover. 

There are some historical sites, including the Vanderbilt Mansion and Crown Point Historic Site. The Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, is a fantastic visiting option if you are interested in history or architectural design. The mansion that was home to America's wealthiest families at the time and became a historic site in 1940. Before the Vanderbilts purchased it in 1895, it was owned by George Washington's personal physician Dr. Samuel Bard. Hyde Park had formal gardens, greenhouses, and lawn tennis games, and other characteristics of Hudson River mansions. 

Crown Point was a military stronghold dating back to before the American Revolution. The French built Fort St. Frederic at Crown Point in the 1730s and used it as a base to raid the British settlements nearby. In 1759, the British took control of Crown Point and renamed the Fort His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point. Fast forward to 1775, at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the American colonists took the Fort until the end of the war. Now it is a museum and historical site.

Interestingly enough, Carmel is home to a Buddhist monastery, Chuang Yen Monastery. It sits on 225 acres of property. The monastery houses the largest indoor Buddha statue outside of Asia. The founder purchased the land in 1975 and built the monastery in 1981.  The 14th Dalai Lama participated in the Great Buddha Hall's opening. Since the opening of the original building, the Woo Ju Memorial Library and several other halls. It is a fully functional monetary campus with learning and volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can stay at the monastery during extended visits. 

Here are some activities often hosted by the Chuang Yen Monastery:

  • Group meditation.
  • Courses about all different aspects of Buddhism.
  • Ceremonies for the lunar calendar. 
  • Vegetarian lunches on the weekend.

Melting Snow Combined with High Elevation Draining Into the River May Cause Flooding

If you experience flooding in Carmel, our trained professionals at SERVPRO can help you repair the damages to your home. Our technicians have experience removing floodwater appropriately and adequately drying the affected area. 

Technicians Mitigate Damage After Flooding By:

  • Extracting the contaminated floodwater and disposing it into the appropriate sewer lines according to local ordinances.
  • Performing flood cuts in the drywall ensure the drying of wall cavities and prevents moisture from spreading higher up the walls.
  • Using industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers to dry and lower humidity levels in your home adequately. 

For assistance with home damage in Carmel and the surrounding areas, Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Get Some Fresh Air On The Putnam Trailway Near Mahopac

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at work. Call on the services of SERVPRO for the fire restoration help that is needed for your home. Our technicians are IICRC certified.

Get Fit And Enjoy Time Outside in Mahopac This New Year

If you need to blow away the cobwebs and get in shape this New Year, look no further than the Putnam Trailway. The Trailway is a paved cycling and walking path that follows the old New York Central Railroad route.

The Trailway runs for 12 linear miles across Putnam County, starting at the Westchester Border and running to Brewster village. Along the way, you can see some of the original station stops, at:

  • Tilly Foster
  • Carmel
  • Mahopac
  • Lake Mahopac
  • Baldwin Place

If you are starting at Mahopac, you will find the old Mahopac station site at the American Legion Post Building, situated on Bucks Hollow Road.

There are plans to add some active branch lines so trains can run in the area again. Until then, however, it is an ideal place to walk or cycle.

Even when the weather is cold and damp, fire is still a risk. If you need help with fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Putnam County (845) 228-1090.

Tips to Help You Spot Water Damage at Home in Carmel

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

white wall with water damage spots and peeling paint Do you have any water damage to your walls or ceiling? Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County, we will help guide you through the restoration process.

If you filed a water damage claim last year, then you weren’t alone.

You were one of literally millions of American homeowners who needed to seek water damage restoration services in 2020. One in 50 American homeowners file one of these claims each year.

Did you know water damage claims have been growing steadily every year?

And even before the number of claims started rising, they were some of the most common claims made by homeowners.

Helping You Fight Home Water Damage

Homeowners don’t often know where to start if they notice the early signs of water damage. You may be wondering when a leak and the resulting water becomes an issue that requires professional services.

There’s a team of specialists here in Putnam County who can help you need water damage restoration.

Here’s what you might see when your home has water damage that needs remediation by professionals:

You notice your home has an unusual odor. Have you noticed a musty smell? That can be among the first signs of mold damage, meaning if you notice that scent, it’s time to call in a professional to help you deal with remediation issues.

Your windows or walls are damaged. Wood in your home, like your window panes and walls, can start to warp if the water damage is severe. That means it’s vital to get remediation help if you notice these signs.

The floorboards or furniture are warped. Wet wood will start to warp within days. If that happens in your home, it’s best to start seeking help from professionals who can help you restore your home.

If you have water damage in your home due to a burst pipe or another cause, you can count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.

Find Peace With A Buddhist Meeting In Mahopac

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

EPA- stamp of approval Mold can be very detrimental to everyones health. Call SERVPRO for their expertise and updated equipment for the mold remediation needed.

Find Your Inner Zen In Mahopac This Month

If you have ever been interested to learn more about Buddhism, you can do so from the comfort of your own home with a virtual class. The Center at Mariandale, in nearby Ossining, is offering regular sessions on Eastern Wisdom For Today’s Times.

  • Listen to Buddhist monks read relevant Buddhist texts.
  • Learn about Buddhist philosophy and how to apply it to everyday life.
  • Suitable for beginners and the more knowledgeable.

Sessions take place twice monthly on a Saturday. January meetings are on January 16 and 30, 2021. The fee per session is $10, and you can book your slot at the Mariandale Center website. The classes are held over Zoom so that you can join from your couch!

A reading list will be provided, but this is optional as all essential topics will be covered in the class.

While you are at home this winter, please be mindful of the risk of mold damage. If you suspect fungal growth and need a mold removal company, call SERVPRO of Putnam County (845) 228-1090.