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Soot and Odor Residues in Your Mahopac Home.

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO can help you with house fire clean up in Mahopac

Many fire-damaged homes can contain several burnt materials that restorers must remove safely. During a substantial blaze, many building materials and contents could get covered in soot. Residues can find their way into even the smallest openings, and it is possible that items in boxes could get affected.

During fire cleanup in Mahopac, our SERVPRO technicians start by inspecting the entire structure to see where the smoke traveled. House fire clean up procedures can be conducted while also providing the following services:

  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Smoke Remediation
  • Fire Restoration

After we determine where the smoke traveled and what items got affected by soot residues, we can start the cleaning process. In some fire and smoke damage situations, we can set up a containment chamber with negative air pressure created by an air scrubber. The air scrubber will trap any loose soot particles that get dislodged during the cleaning and debris removal process so that the soot does not spread to previously unaffected areas. Air scrubbers can also be used to clean the air if there is a large amount of soot present in fire-damaged homes. 

If you ever notice smoke damage in your house after a fire, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. 

Roof Damage Done by a Storm to Your Mahopac Home.

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

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A Leaky Roof from Storm Damage Can Sabotage a Mahopac Home

During the spring, it is possible to see both cold temperatures and vicious rainstorms. If a substantial amount of rain comes down quickly, it is possible that water can leak from your roof and into your dwelling. Moisture entering from above can cause several problems as it follows gravity to your house's floors.

During storm damage mitigation in Mahopac, our SERVPRO technicians can use specialized equipment to test moisture content in your building materials and contents. If we find moisture inside your home, we can conduct the following procedures to return your structure to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened."

  • Emergency Services Water Damage
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Repairs

The first step we take when dealing with a leaking roof from storms is to repair the damage source so that no more moisture can enter. If part of your roof is damaged, we can temporarily seal it while we conduct our water damage remediation efforts in the rest of your structure. 

If you ever find out that your ceiling leaks after a heavy rainstorm, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. 

When Is a Thunderstorm Dangerous?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

a large lightning strike just in front of person driving down road Thunderstorms can pop up at any moment. Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County if you experience any damage.

That’s really a trick question. Any thunderstorm, at any time, can be dangerous.

It’s hard for us to think about, really. Thunderstorms occur so frequently that we often disregard them as insignificant. But with conditions such as high winds, lightning, hail and flooding, these storms can quickly become a danger.

What even is a thunderstorm? It’s exactly what it sounds like! A thunderstorm is any storm that includes thunder. By extension, that means the storm also has lightning, since thunder and lightning work hand-in-hand at all times.

Regular thunderstorms occur all the time, but occasionally, they turn severe. Severe thunderstorms are defined as storms that contain hail that is one inch or larger and straight-line winds of 58 miles per hour or more.

The Facts About Thunderstorms

Damage and injury from lightning strikes. We mentioned above that thunderstorms always have lightning. In fact, lightning is one of the most dangerous elements of a storm. Reportedly, lightning strikes cause around 300 injuries every year. In addition to causing bodily harm, lightning can also lead to property damage from fallen trees or even fire.

Property damage due to hail. When you hear about hail, you probably first think about damage to cars. But car damage isn’t the only result from hail. These ice pellets range in size from tiny to very large, and the bigger they are, the more dangerous. How hard they come down is also a factor. Large hail pummeling your house can cause damage to the roof and the siding, which can eventually cause leaks and water damage.

Harm from flash flooding. Flooding can occur any time there’s a large amount of water. While your property or home may flood due to excess rain or other factors, flash flooding is also a concern. This type of flooding literally occurs in a flash, as high levels of water accumulate, presenting a danger to everyone in the surrounding area. It’s particularly dangerous for drivers, so if flash flood conditions are possible, stay off the road.

Thunderstorms are dangerous and can cause significant damage to homes or commercial spaces. If you have damage due to a thunderstorm, you can count on us to help. Contact us 247 for more information about our storm restoration practices.

Fire and Odor Damage in Your Carmel Home.

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO can provide fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup in Carmel

People have inhabited Carmel, NY, for several centuries, with the first known settlers being the Wappingers tribe. In 1697, a wealthy New York merchant purchased all of the lands that are now Putnam County. 

During the Revolutionary War, the town made the history books when 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode on horseback through Carmel and Kent to summons her father. Her father's "Ludington's Regiment" then went to work to fight off a British attack on Danbury, Connecticut.

After the Revolutionary War was over, the region broke into several towns, and Putnam County was formed. The city of Carmel was not officially established until April of 1785.

Carmel prides itself on having an exquisite parks system.

Now the small city of a little more than 30,000 people has a lot to offer to locals and visitors. The town has the following parks that people can enjoy:

  • Sycamore Park: This facility is located between Long Pond Road and Long Pond. The park is 32 acres in size, with 18 being developed for land and water activities. The grounds contain a baseball/football field, four tennis courts, picnic and playground areas, a spacious beach, a dog park, a concession stand, and a paddle ball/handball court. 
  • Jimmy McDonough Memorial Park and Skate Park: This complex sits off Long Pond Road at the end of Angela Drive. The facility has a 60-foot diamond, a 90-foot diamond, three football/soccer fields, and a skate park. The park is open from March to November, and it also contains restrooms and concession buildings.
  • Chamber Park: This facility is located in downtown Mahopac at the corner of Routes 6N and 6. The waterfront park is a carry-in and carry-out facility that is open year-round from dawn until dusk. The park has benches, walking trails, a gazebo, a fountain, and a playground.
  • Red Mills Park: These grounds span about seven acres and are located at the corner of Hill Street and Route 6N. The facility contains watercourses running through it with walking bridges leading over the water. The park's features include benches, a gazebo, walking paths, and an open meadow.

SERVPRO can help with fire restoration in Carmel

One main problem with fire-damaged homes is the presence of unpleasant aromas. Smoke damage can come in the form of burnt aromas when the particles penetrate your contents and building materials deeply. 

In many cases, fire damage restoration can include cleaning and deodorization procedures. Our SERVPRO technicians can assist with the following services:

  • Fire Restoration
  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Smoke Remediation

The first step to restoring fire and smoke damage is to secure the work area and remove any burnt debris. Next, we can clean any surfaces in your home that have soot residues.

If foul odors still exist after these first two steps, we can then conduct deodorization procedures as a part of the smoke remediation process. Ultra-low volume (ULV) and thermal foggers break down deodorants into microscopic particles so they can move through your structure in the same way the smoke did. Ozone generators can be used to neutralize malodor particles.

If you ever need fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. 

We Take Pride in Our Expert Restoration Technicians

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

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The first call you make after your home is damaged can make a big difference.

That’s the call you make to a restoration partner who can help you get your home back to its original state.

No one likes to think about their home being damaged, but it’s wrong to think home damage is an uncommon occurrence. The facts just don’t support that.

The Insurance Information Institute states that every one in 350 Americans will have to file a fire damage claim annually. The fire statistic includes things like lightning damage, appliance fire damage or furnace accidents—basically any possible fire cause.

That doesn’t sound like a large number. But fire damage claims aren’t the only type of damage homeowners deal with.

When you add fire damages in with other types of household issues, such as water, wind, storms and general accidents, nearly one in 20 Americans will have to file a damage claim within the year.

That is why we train our teams extensively, so homeowners can trust in our team’s expertise and quality of work when they choose to work with us.

You Can Trust Our Restoration Experts

We’re proud of the quality of services we provide. It’s important to us that residents of Putnam County know that we’re here to help and support them and that they can trust us to provide the highest possible level of restoration service.

In addition to training from SERVPRO at a national level, our technicians also receive certifications Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is a non-profit that has set the industry standard when it comes to restoration and cleaning technician credentials, and they always provide the most up-to-date knowledge in their training.

Our commitment to training means you can trust that everything we offer and suggest is in line with the industry’s best practices. It will give you added peace of mind when you reach out to us. You can be sure we’ll do everything possible to restore your home.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always 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 and how we can help your family.

Can We Rescue Photos from Water Damage in Carmel?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO helps Carmel residents with water damage

Water damage can sneak up on you before you know it. Sometimes it is from something dramatic like a flood or a damaged roof. Other times, a leaking appliance or broken pipe is the culprit.

If you suffer water damage in your Carmel home, you might assume your photographs will be beyond repair. We understand how upsetting this is. Pictures are treasured family heirlooms, especially if they are older photographs from the days before digital images. However, do not despair. It is possible to save water-damaged photos.

Whether or not a photograph can be salvaged depends on:

  • The type of water and if there are any contaminants present in it.
  • How badly damaged the paper is.
  • Whether the photographs have got stuck together.

Damage gets worse the longer you leave it, which is why it is vital to call SERPVRO at once. Do not wait for the structural integrity to worsen or mold to set in. We have access to state-of-the-art freeze-drying technology, which can dry out damaged paper and photographs.

If you are worried about water-damaged pictures, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.

Stop Heavy Rains From Damaging Your Valuable Home

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Is your home ready to withstand rainy weather?

If you haven’t already, you should put some thought into the ways you are protecting your home from water damage. After all, statistically, you or someone you know will be dealing with it over the next year.

One out of every 50 American homeowners will have to file a water damage claim in 2021.

So if you have to file a claim for water damage this year, you’ll have a lot of company. Statistically, it’s like that someone you know will have to file a water damage claim this year, too. Depending on the size of your network, it might even be more than one person.

When asked how the water damage happens, homeowners cite various problems like severe floods and storms or problems in the home, like a burst pipe. But there are other common sources, as well.

Getting Your Home Ready to Deal With Wet Weather

Use these basic home maintenance tips to ensure your yard looks its best—and that your home is prepared to withstand rainy weather.

Correct yard drainage problems when you find them. Proper yard drainage is vital to protecting your home. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, talk with an expert about ways you can protect your yard.

Find ways to make your landscaping into another form of protection. Your yard can be more than a way to ensure your home looks nice in photographs or is noticeable from the road. It can protect your home, too. Research different varieties of protective native plants and use them where you can.

Be sure your roof is ready for a rainstorm. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step. It’s definitely worth considering.

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

Preventing the Need for Mold Remediation in Mahopac Car Dealerships

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold on a car seat Mold remediation is not a fun thing to do. Leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO and let their team handle the dirty work.

Storing cars in Mahopac can lead to mold remediation needs.

If you run a car dealership, mold is the last thing you want to be faced with. One of the critical risks for fungal growth in your car dealership is storing cars in incorrect conditions.

You will need mold remediation in your Mahopac business if fungus starts growing in cars you are storing there. Even keeping a vehicle for a short space of time can lead to mold growth if conditions are incorrect. Unfortunately, cars provide plenty of easy sources of mold food, including upholstery and leather. Fungus can also grow on plastic surfaces.

You can help prevent mold problems by:

  • Ensuring insides of cars do not get damp.
  • Using dehumidifiers in your dealer and even inside the cars.
  • Carrying out regular mold checks inside cars and also throughout the building.

If you spot signs of mold, call SERVPRO. We will remove surface mold, disinfect, and bring in dehumidifiers and fans to reduce moisture and prevent regrowth. If the mold is causing musty odors, we can also deal with those.

If you are concerned about mold remediation, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.

Mahopac Residents Need Water Restoration after Sewage Backup

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Sewage backup and water restoration in Mahopac are preventable.

Mahopac is a cozy Carmel suburb of just over 8,000 residents. Carmel is a lovely, laid-back place to live or work, and it is close enough to New York that you can reach the big city easily if you want to.

Adolphus Philipse, the son of a wealthy Anglo-Dutchman, patented a massive parcel of land in the Mahopac area in 1697. Families migrated from all over the place to rent land from Philipse. Many incomers were farmers, but the area was also home to blacksmiths and wheelwrights, who assisted the farmers. Through the American Revolution, Mahopac was strategically important, with many troops stationed nearby. 

From the mid-nineteenth century, the area became famous as a summer resort. Today, Lake Mahopac's beauty, combined with easy access to gorgeous rolling countryside, makes Mahopac and Carmel popular with those who want to escape New York and enjoy some time in the country.

Explore Mahopac and the Hudson River Valley

Mahopac makes a fantastic base for exploring the wider Putnam County and Hudson River Valley areas. There are several fascinating towns within reach of Mahopac, so why not take a tour of the place? Be sure to stop and visit:

  • Poughkeepsie is a fascinating college town filled with educational history and beautiful luxury homes from America's Gilded Age. You can visit the Vanderbilt Mansion, enjoy the hundreds of trees at Vassar College Arboretum, or stroll along the Hudson.
  • White Plains is a popular city just 30 minutes from NYC, and it is a shopper's paradise. The famous Westchester Mall features several luxury flagship stores. If you get tired of shopping, the city has a wealth of outdoor leisure options, including parks, hiking, and even an aquatic playground.
  • Hopewell Junction is a tiny, wealthy hamlet with excellent schools and a gentle pace of life, an ideal destination for a quiet afternoon.

Enjoy the best hiking and views near Mahopac.

Mahopac also offers easy access to stunning hiking trails and nature destinations. Be sure to check out:

  • Wonder Lake State Park is home to artificial Wonder Lake and also boasts miles of walking trails. You can spot otters, ospreys, and even turtles in the area.
  • Mt. Ninham State Forest has well-signposted trails through the trees and a fire tower that offers fantastic views.
  • Fahnestock State Park offers the perfect balance of rugged mountain hiking trails and easily accessible clean beaches. There are lots of benches, picnic spots, and even camping spots so that you can enjoy yourself at your own pace.

Can you prevent sewage backup?

No one wants to deal with sewage backup in their home. Several causes of sewage backup include clogged drains, damaged lines, or tree roots growing into the sewer system.

A sewage backup is a potential biohazard, which is why you should call SERVPRO as soon as it happens. Our team will arrive equipped with personal protective equipment and anti-microbial treatments.

There are things you can do to prevent sewage backup, too:

  • Dispose of paper products correctly and do not flush anything that is not flushable.
  • Do not pour cooking oil down any of your drains.
  • Maintain your sewer system – deal with suspected tree roots or other maintenance issues quickly.

For help with sewage backup, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.

Giving Help and Support to Patterson Business Owners

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Do you own and operate a business in Patterson or one of the surrounding communities?

If you do, we’re here to help and support you. In fact, we’re passionate about it.

Why do we place such a priority on local businesses? It’s because our SERVPRO is locally owned and operated.

We know firsthand how much hard work goes into running a business in our community. Plus, having a strong business community ensures our whole community is strong and vibrant.

Your personal success is important, too. We know you’ve worked hard for it, after all.

Building a business takes time and dedication. That dedication leads to long days and nights and time spent planning and looking for new ways to grow.

Knowing how to tackle challenges is part of owning a business, too.

Even if you’ve put together a thorough five-year plan, it’s impossible to take every possibility into account. The COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful example of unpredictability. If you own a business, you’ve likely spent a lot of time lately looking for new ways to reach and serve your customers.

While some local businesses have found new ways to serve customers digitally and work from home, others opt to open up restaurants, stores and companies for in-person services.

You can get help and support for a safe reopening regardless of how you’ve decided to move forward.

Putting the Priority on Safety During Reopening

The good news is that a lot of people are here to cheer on and support business owners. There are business loans and tips, advice and more from sources you can trust.

Businesses choosing to open for in-person interactions also deal with the challenge of providing customers and employees with a safe environment. That’s where our team comes in.

We’ll do the work to ensure your business location is “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” Here’s how we do it:

First, our team will consult with you about your business’ needs. Then we’ll suggest an individualized cleaning plan.

Next, we’ll work to clean your space. We work with a high-level system to ensure you’re ready for customers. We use proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards directly from the CDC.

The last step is when we certify your business. You can open again with confidence.

If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you.