Mahopac Locals Receive Bionutrient and Gardening Education
SERVPRO can remove the mold from your Mahopac property but not from your garden plants.
Workshops for Homesteading and Cultivation Open to Mahopac Residents
Mahopac horticulture aficionados can visit the Westchester/NYC Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) for a thorough education about raising crops, soil health, and the steps necessary to cultivate nutritious produce on December 17. The meeting lasts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and takes place at the Westchester Land Trust on Harris Road in Bedford Hills. BFA chapter founder Doug DeCandia hosts this meeting.
Topics covered during this upcoming meeting include such end-of-season activities as:
- What to look for when testing soil, how to do it, when to do it, and why you should
- Properly covering crops
- Making amendments to soil on your property to help your crops thrive in the coming season
Members are encouraged to invite family and friends to meetings and other BFA events such as potlucks.
SERVPRO of Putnam County renders mold remediation services for Mahopac entrepreneurs within hours of their initial contact. Call (845) 228-1090 to start the cleanup process.
Disaster Mitigation for Mahopac Homeowners is Only One Phone Call Away
Read a book at your local Mahopac library while SERVPRO mitigates the water damage to your home
SERVPRO of Putnam County Offers IICRC-Certified Cleanup and Rebuilding Services for Mahopac Homes 24/7
Mahopac, New York, is an idyllic hamlet that 8,000 Putnam County residents call home. This quiet southeastern New York resort town sits less than 50 miles north of The Big Apple and occupies much of Carmel’s southern half. Mahopac was developed in the 19th century as a summer resort town, but its history goes back centuries prior.
Before colonists settled the land, Lake Mahopac was home to an Algonquian tribe known as the Wappinger, who agreed to fight for the British in the French and Indian War. After the war, most Wappinger tribespeople relocated permanently to the Stockbridge, Massachusetts area due to the British’s refusal to return their land.
The land was owned by the Anglo-Dutch Philipse family, who purchased it with the 1697 Philipse Patent on behalf of the British crown. Settlers from all around New England came to rent land and grow crops there. However, the Philipse lost the land after the American Revolution due to their British ties. It was seized by the State of New York and resold to land speculators and farmers.
Today, Mahopac is a year-round resort area and commuter town for residents who travel to New York City for work.
Famous people from Mahopac include:
- Acclaimed semi-autobiographical novelist Richard Yates, who wrote such books as Revolutionary Road, A Good School, and Cold Spring Harbor
- Actor Henry Winkler, most known for his role as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli on Happy Days
- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher CJ Riefenhauser
- Singer and The Voice contestant Amanda Ayala
- Comedian Michael “Sour Shoes” DelCampo, part of Howard Stern’s “Wack Pack”
Mahopac: A Resort a Stone’s Throw from the City
Mahopac’s roots lie in providing a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City life, especially considering its proximity to Manhattan. In the early days of the resort, carriage races and steamboat rides across Lake Mahopac’s tranquil waters were common. By the mid-20th century, weekend visitors could easily move to Mahopac for good with the construction of Interstate 684 and the Taconic Parkway.
One of the most popular summer camps in southeastern New York lies in Mahopac at Kiwi Country Day Camp, which opened in 1952. This summer camp getaway for kids is also well-known for its ziplining courses and year-round cooking classes for both adults and children. The December 2020 season hosts the year’s most popular workshop, which focuses on holiday cookies.
The lake, of course, is a central feature of the town’s recreation opportunities. Whether anglers or water skiing enthusiasts want to enjoy the verdant waters of Lake Mahopac, there is plenty of room for visitors to indulge in their favorite recreational activities. The local marina stages “float-in” movies on a massive projector screen for boaters to watch during the summer.
Fishing in Lake Mahopac
Mahopac has plenty to offer both novice and seasoned fishing enthusiasts. The lake spans almost 600 acres with nearly four miles of shoreline. The water is on average 28 feet deep, with maximum depths reaching 62 feet.
Some of the species found in Mahopac include:
- Largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass
- Several species of sunfish, like bluegill, pumpkinseed, and redbreast
- Black crappies, brown bullhead, panfish, and yellow perch
Fishing access on Lake Mahopac’s shoreline is limited to two marinas off of South Lake Boulevard, which charge fees for launching boats from there. However, Lake Mahopac does allow for the use of gas-powered watercraft when fishing. This waterbody is renowned for having excellent bass fishing opportunities, and there are even annual tournaments for bass fishers.
Not far from the marinas on the south shore is a vibrant downtown community filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment. Popular stops include gastropub Dish and the health-centric Freight House Cafe in an old freight depot.
However, if you want to go fishing in Lake Mahopac, you need a New York State Fishing License. These can be ordered online or over the phone from an official state License Issuing Agent. Several exist in the Hudson River Valley region, including in Mahopac.
Fishing licenses are required for those age 16 and older that want to catch freshwater fish or frogs, as well as baitfish. For saltwater fishing, a marine fishing registration is necessary. Fishing licenses are not required for such situations as fishing during a free fishing weekend, at a free fishing clinic, or on an authorized fishing preserve.
How Does SERVPRO’s Sanitation Process Make Mahopac Residential Water Damage Cleanup Safer?
Certified SERVPRO technicians perform water mitigation for Mahopac properties with the help of commercial-grade tools and EPA-registered biocides. Sanitizers are crucial for such tasks as killing mold and controlling water damage odors. SERVPRO uses a diverse array of proprietary solutions and equipment designed to tackle various facets of water damage and microbial growth that can affect a home. The broad range of tools available to technicians allows teams to formulate a mitigation and restoration plan unique to your situation.
Sanitation products and equipment available to SERVPRO professionals include the following:
- Luminometers, which can help determine if organic contaminants are present in a water damage situation
- HEPA filter air filtration devices (AFDs) can remove 99.97% of microbes and other air contaminants from an affected area. AFDs can catch particles as small as 0.3 microns in size: a fraction of the diameter of a human hair
- Odor-Cleanz cartridges in AFDs are specially-made to filter out volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are highly effective for mitigating VOCs in a water damage situation
- Hand-pump or electric sprayers can implement antimicrobial solutions at an average of 50 psi
SERVPRO of Putnam County is committed to providing Faster To Any Size Disaster service to homeowners in need of mitigation and restoration services. Homeowners can call (845) 228-1090 for emergency-response cleanup.
Visit Chamber Park’s Gazebo on Lake Mahopac’s Waterfront for Beautiful Pictures
Enjoy the beauty of Mahopac’s Chamber Park while SERVPRO teams assist with every level of fire damage in your business property.
A Small Park Gives Mahopac Residents a Set of Gorgeous Backdrops for Family Photos
Although the Holiday at the Park might not take place this year, residents in Mahopac can still enjoy the scenery. Calls to (845) 628-5553 can provide you with the latest info on Santa’s plans. There are many locations in one small area, meaning you are sure to get the perfect shot for your business or family’s holiday greeting card.
Here are some ideas for poses:
- Use decorations with vivid colors to surround everyone inside the gazebo. Make sure to take them down before leaving!
- Use the weeping willow trees near the shore. An assortment of larger-sized wrapped gifts arrayed at your feet makes things more festive.
- Dress your youngest family members in holiday colors and snap several of them playing. Make a collage of these, instead of only one shot. For businesses, employees might dress as elves, instead. Get creative and have fun!
SERVPRO of Putnam County wants everyone to enjoy a safe holiday season. Even with the best efforts, accidents involving fire from decorations still occur. Call (845) 228-1090 for assistance in getting your business back to normal after a fire.
Mahopac Business Professionals – Don’t Miss the Spins Bowl Mixer
SERVPRO strikes swiftly to remove water spills from Mahopac property
The Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce is Hosting an Exclusive Bowling Mixer
Gathering with other like-minded business professionals just got a little more fun! If you are a professional in the Mahopac area and love bowling, you do not want to miss the chance to connect with others at the Bowling Mixer hosted by the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce. Social distancing in accordance with local guidelines will be in place - six people per two lanes, with masks being a requirement. Advanced reservations are required for this event. Included: one beer or wine, one hot dog or pizza, and a game of bowling.
- Date: November 18, 2020
- Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
- Location: Spins Bowl Carmel, 23 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY
- Cost: $20 per person
At SERVPRO of Putnam County, we love to make sure we support our local community, all of the businesses, professionals, and the fantastic team at the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce. If you find that you need assistance clearing out any standing water or damage from an incident, you can trust our skilled technicians. Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (845) 228-1090 to have a crew sent to your property to handle all of your water restoration needs.
What Facts Should You Know about Fire Damage Restoration in Carmel?
Cleaning and remediating your home after a fire is urgent. Contact our experienced technicians for services.
Carmel Residents should be Armed with all the Fire Damage Facts
People living in the Carmel area hope that a disaster will never befall their property, but unfortunately, tragedy is not always avoidable. SERVPRO of Putnam Country believes that education is essential not only for our skilled technicians but also for our customers. The more you know about disaster remediation, the better placed you are to choose a reliable remediation company, and the less stressful the process will be.
If you need fire damage restoration in your Carmel home, it is useful to know a few critical facts about remediation and what to expect.
How quickly should a remediation company come to you?
Fast action is essential when it comes to Carmel fire damage restoration. This is because:
- Soot is corrosive and damaging, and the longer you leave it, the worse the damage can become
- Ash can discolor plastic, metal, and fabric in a few hours, and within a few days, the discoloration can be irreversible
- Lingering smoke odors can get worse if they are left untreated for too long
- Fire can leave your home structurally unsound, and it is better to have someone assess and secure it quickly
- Firefighting can leave parts of your home wet, and mold can start growing in as little as 48 hours
SERVPRO will call you back within an hour of your first call to arrange a time to come to your home. You can expect us within four hours, and you can expect a full assessment and plan of action within eight hours.
Why does the kind of soot matter?
The incomplete combustion of materials creates soot during a fire. The kind of soot makes a difference to the cleanup process, so it is crucial to choose a company like SERVPRO whose technicians understand the different soot types and how to clean each of them. Types of soot include:
- Dry soot from the fast, hot burning of natural materials is the most straightforward kind to clean, and we can usually brush it away
- Wet soot from slower burning fires is thick and smeary and requires damp-wiping and the application of cleaning solutions
- Oily soot from burning rubbers and oils is stubborn and clings to everything, requiring more vigorous cleaning
- Protein soot from burning proteins in a kitchen fire is incredibly smelly and hard to get rid of and requires extensive cleaning
Fast action is essential, especially in the case of protein soot, because the longer it has to set in, the harder it is to get the stink out.
Why is training so necessary?
Fire damage cleanup is not a DIY job. There are health risks associated with smoke fumes and soot, and your home may be structurally unsound after firefighting efforts. Firefighters sometimes have to cut holes in walls to check the fire has gone out, or make holes in the roof to vent smoke from the building. Do not attempt to enter the building or start cleanup yourself. Instead, wait for the trained professionals to arrive.
SERVPRO offers extensive Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training to all its staff. The IICRC is a non-profit body that provides standards and procedures for the remediation industry. When you call on a company with IICRC-certified remediation experts, you are getting a company that knows the best techniques and practices.
Why is mold a concern during fire damage restoration?
Fire damage remediation is not only about cleaning away soot and getting rid of smoky smells. We need to be aware of the dangers of mold, too. After a fire, there may be many damp spots as a result of firefighting efforts. Those spots can quickly become home to mold colonies, which can propagate rapidly and spread throughout your home.
We will check for wet areas during our assessment. We can use a range of meters and probes to look for hidden moisture under the carpet, on the subfloor, and across the walls' surface. If we find any problem areas, we will set up drying equipment and dehumidifiers to restore moisture levels to preloss conditions.
Why should you choose restoration over replacement?
The heart of SERVPRO's philosophy is to restore your items rather than replace them. That could mean:
- Vacuuming and wiping residue from your furniture
- Spot-cleaning damaged upholstery to remove smoke stains
- Employing ultrasonic or hydraulic cleaning to get out the more stubborn soot stains
- Deep-cleaning carpets, rugs, and drapes
- Calling in a technician to restore electronics and test them before use
In most cases, restoration is the cheaper option, and it is the option preferred by most insurers, too.
For a fire remediation service you can trust, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.
What Are Cost-Efficient Remediation Strategies for Your Shop?
When you find mold in your Mohopac property, don't wait! Call the professionals at SERVPRO right away--we are always available.
Mahopac structures can battle mold formation at any time of the year, so knowing the right professionals to help can save time and money.
The annual climate and weather conditions can leave many Mahopac shops on the wrong side of flooding and mold growth. Understanding how quickly these conditions can develop in moist conditions can help you to appreciate the need for water restoration and remediation services as soon as colonization is possible.
Mold remediation for Mahopac homes and businesses describes multiple actions taken immediately when our professionals arrive. Not only are you concerned about your stock and wares, but your shop is also at risk of allowing structural deterioration on construction materials and fixtures without moisture removal and efficient remediation techniques beginning as soon as possible. Some of the most common remediating approaches we utilize include:
- Surface Cleaning – With the use of antimicrobial products in our inventory, we can eliminate light colonization and onset spotting from impacted surfaces. We can also use this approach as an inhibitor to spreading colonies.
- Abrasive Cleaning – There are times where more direct and aggressive measures are necessary to combat active colonization when it is still plausible to save the hosting material. Soda blasting and sanding can fit into this category.
- Controlled Demolition – Sometimes, the only solution to highly compromised construction material is removal, discarding, and replacement. We have in-house contractors to help in this regard to limit the spread of microbial threats in your business.
Can Contents Get Protected from Fungal Exposure?
Through on-site and off-site recovery techniques, we can protect your shop and its contents. Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) catalogs damage, item worth, and location to have thorough records of your valued possessions.
Microbial threats are a substantial concern for businesses, as widespread development can force your doors closed. Our SERVPRO of Putnam County team can help with a fast response when you call (845) 228-1090.
What Type of Damages Occur in a Burnt Building in Carmel?
Turning a burnt structure back into a home requires professional expertise, resources, and equipment.
Fire Damage Restoration is a Multi-faceted Task. SERVPRO Technicians Work Diligently to Return your Carmel Home to its Pre-loss condition.
What are the core methods used in fire restoration?
When a resident of Carmel experiences a house fire, it can be a traumatic event. The initial appearance of a burnt property may be tough to assess without professional assistance. When structure or contents burn, several complex reactions are occurring, which can lead to considerable damages. Many materials combust completely after catching fire. Others show charring or exterior blackening. Even walls and ceilings several meters away from the fire source can become soiled by hot smoke and soot residues. Our technicians are capable of dealing with various damages associated with a property fire and are confident of getting your home back to its normal condition, “Like it never even happened.”
What do fire restoration services offer for residential properties?
• Mitigation services to prevent further harm occurring and to secure it during the interim period of restoration.
• Cleaning the structure of the home to remove soot residues from walls, ceilings, floors, and windows
• Removing smoke residues and fire odors from the contents of your home, including furniture, fabrics, and ornaments
Can the firefighting procedure cause harm to a property?
Firefighting procedure secures your home from significant harm, but fire damage restoration technicians in Carmel may need to mitigate against water losses after the fact. The presence of moisture can often set soots into soft furnishings like mattresses, carpets, or upholstery. Water can also enhance unpleasant burnt odors and complicate issues relating to restoring power. SERVPRO has a roster of technicians with the skillset required to mitigate water losses in a burnt property. These often involve systematic drying of the affected area and emulsifying powders to draw moisture, and soils, from damaged surfaces.
What may additional services be required to deal with fire damage?
Some contents cleaning services may require specialists to deal with expensive artworks or furniture refinishing.
Electrical repair is usually conducted by a third-party
Reconstruction of some parts of a home, for example, staircases or kitchen fittings
Turning a burnt structure back into a home requires professional expertise, resources, and equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.
What are the Best Steps to Take When a House Floods in Mahopac?
When flooding occurs where you sleep, fast action is necessary. Contact our experienced team for water damage remediation services.
When Your Mahopac Home Floods After a Storm, Calling in SERVPRO to Address Flood Damage is the Best First Step
Many disasters can happen to your home, but flooding happens to be the least predictable when thinking of the potential damage that may develop. Many homeowners can salvage most of their interior and belongings while only having to dispose of some items, including curtains and carpeting. In other cases, the devastation of water intrusion after a major storm can bring hundreds of thousands of dollars with significant repairs. Of course, the threat of potential mold development behind walls and other small spaces means that you need to help trained professionals. SERVPRO is available for help to ensure that you can save as much of your Mahopac home as possible.
What About Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage?
When it comes to flood damage in Mahopac, many people may not realize that their current policy does not offer flood coverage until it is too late. Even if there is the chance to qualify for a bank loan or disaster relief, such sources may sometimes fall short of all costs involved - which includes ensuring that your water-logged home is not only safe, functional, and sanitary once again.
SERVPRO knows how scary and disheartening it can be to get displaced from your home once flood damage occurs. You may worry if the structure is compromised and safe to occupy. Then, there is the worry that your family gets subjected to potential health effects from mold onset. This is where we spring into action to get to work on water extraction, drying, and sanitizing your home so that you can get back to life before the flood. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our crew is here to inform you of your options for handling your flood-damaged home.
Are There Risks of Contamination with Flood Water?
When there is a massive storm, and the waters get high, there is potentially a broad range of contaminants, including:
- Chemical toxins, and more
When flooding occurs in Mahopac, it generally disrupts local sewage disposal and water purification systems. This, along with chemical spillage and overflow from toxic waste sites, creates a perfect storm for harmful contaminants.
Once this contaminated floodwater gets absorbed by the porous materials throughout your home, they bring potential hazards to your health and anyone living in your home. SERVPRO will help you to determine what must get disposed of, including items like:
- Carpeting and carpet padding
- Upholstered furniture
- Saturated belongings
- Vinyl flooring, and more
Some of these items might especially call for disposal if they have been submerged in water for longer than 24 hours. Any salvageable items like those made with plastic, glass, porcelain, and concrete will have to be thoroughly cleaned, dried, and disinfected as soon as possible.
What Other Hazards Could Be Present?
Once you have a flood, it is essential to note that there may be a risk of fire in addition to water damage. Fire can become a problem because of:
- Attempting to use any electronics or appliances that have been exposed to floodwater or moisture
- The improper use of a generator
- Gas line leaking
- Water that is electrically charged
- The inappropriate use of heating devices, and more
When SERVPRO is on the job, we can handle all of your flood damage needs. We come in so that we can fully assess your interior, never leaving any area unaddressed. During our inspection process, we take a look at:
- Walls and ceilings
- Electrical systems
- Flooring and floor coverings
- Behind baseboards and cabinets
- HVAC (heating and cooling) systems
- Air ducts, and more
Time is of the essence when extracting water from and drying your home. We work fast to include mold prevention while ensuring that we can preserve as many of your personal belongings as possible. All of our crew wear the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) for our safety and keep tracking of contaminants to a bare minimum.
When cleanup and restoration begin, we set up a staging area to have our equipment handy and ready to go. Our crew will also seal off zones within your home to keep flooded areas and unaffected areas safe from cross-contamination. The specialized methods and planning that we have in place allow us to mitigate the flood effects while continuously adjusting our course as we go along. Everything is done in unison so that we can achieve our drying goals faster.
To wrap up your restoration project, your interior is fully finished with the help of repainting, refinishing, and deodorization. All traces of the storm and subsequent flooding get removed so that your interior is back to preloss condition, just “Like it never even happened.”
Never wait when you have flood damage looming in your home. Call SERVPRO of Putnam County today at (845) 228-1090, and we will send out a crew to get to work as soon as possible.
Does Water Damage Repair by Mahopac Professionals Differ from Using Other Approaches?
“Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO Helps Simplify the Renovation Exercise by Using Superior Resources to Handle Various Processes
Since water damage in Mahopac leads to financial loss and the repair processes also cost money, it is common to look for ways to minimize costs. You might wonder whether hiring a professional to handle the restoration for you increases or minimizes the costs of repairing your home. However, when you understand how a professional restorer helps improve the renovation process, cost becomes a secondary consideration.
How do professionals help during water damage repair in Mahopac properties?
• Establishing the true extent of damage
• Utilizing superior restoration procedures
• Safe removal of damaged materials
Although, in most occurrences, you can readily observe the areas of your property affected by the water intrusion, and damages can extend to hidden areas. For instance, moisture can affect wall cavities, subfloors, and installations such as cabinets. Without training and specialized equipment, it is difficult to pinpoint such areas. At SERVPRO, our technicians are IICRC certified, meaning they are updated on the current water restoration procedures. We also have a variety of equipment to trace moisture spread patterns, including:
• Thermal cameras
• Pin-less or pin-type moisture meters
Which superior restoration procedures do professionals use to deal with water damage?
The method used to restore water loss depends on the level of damage involved. For instance, the water pooling around a property requires extraction. Stains and soiling, on the other hand, require various clean-up procedures. Performing the procedures on your own or involving a handyman might offer only a limited set of options. For instance, apart from using mops and wet-vacs to remove water, a professional team also has specialized extractors, thus simplifying the process. Our SERVPRO team is equipped with:
• Weighted water extractors such as ride-on rovers
• Drying mats and Injectidry systems
• Cavity drying equipment
Such equipment not only eases the process but can also limit the need to teardown materials during restoration.
SERVPRO of Putnam County can help simplify restoration after water damage affects your Carmel, Southeast, or Kent home. Call us at (845) 228-1090 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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Why Does a Homeowner See Smoke Webs After a Carmel Fire?
Fire damage to your Carmel home can be tricky to deal with. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation and mitigation services.
SERVPRO Cleans All Types of Smoke Residue in Carmel
After a plastic fire in your Carmel house, smoke particles can become electrically charged. These particles travel throughout your home to attach magnetically to oppositely charged surfaces. The smoke from plastic burning has a stronger electric charge than smoke from paper or wood. These smoke particles attract themselves to surfaces around the home, creating a web-like formation. At first glance, you may think it is a spider web. However, the smoke tags are formed by ionized smoke particles spread out over surfaces.
What Do Ionization and Magnetism Mean?
Smoke Residues Attach to Surfaces with Opposite Electric Charge
During your fire restoration project in Carmel, you may notice smoke residue sticking to different surfaces throughout your home. Ionization means that smoke particles, usually from a plastic fire, become electrically charged. Then, these electrically charged smoke molecules attach magnetically to opposite-charged surfaces. Synthetics tend to hold more of a charge than natural fibers. For example, a plastic bag might have more residue than a linen or silk dress. Ionized smoke particles also attract to metal surfaces similarity to a magnet. You may notice smoke particles attaching themselves to nails, coat hangers, and metal fixtures around the home.
How About Furnace “Puff Back?”
Oil-based fuels in heating furnaces can “explode” when the equipment is not properly maintained. This buildup includes sooty deposits, with high electrical charges, that can cause a dramatic “spider web” result in cooler corners of a structure. The soot, as aerosol particles, can also leave thick, unsightly films on surfaces like ceilings and walls. This cleanup may require painting an odor-killing primer as part of the restoration process.
How Does SERVPRO Handle Smoke Webs and Other Ionized Smoke Particles?
- Technicians typically perform a surface test to determine the most effective way to remove the smoke residue.
- SERVPRO technicians attempt dry cleaning with a vacuum or broom to gently remove the smoke webs.
- If dry cleaning smears the webs, technicians use wet cleaning techniques with cleaning solvents and water.
- In some cases, technicians may remove items from the home for more extensive cleaning in our offsite facilities.
For help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090. We make it, "Like it never even happened."
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