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Reading, Writing, and Water Damage in Mahopac

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Brings Efficiency and Thoroughness for Mahopac Schools Facing Water Damage Problems

Water damage at schools in Mahopac can be a difficult challenge even for veteran SERVPRO technicians. Fast turnaround times are essential to keep the school in session and classrooms open for use. Still, exceptional care must be taken to comply with strict safety regulations and keep both students and teachers safe from the effects of incomplete care. Thanks to our significant resources and national infrastructure, we can offer local school districts fast and reliable water damage mitigation services to keep facilities in use and classes in session.

Efficiency Through Technology

We use only the most up-to-date and high-quality water damage restoration tools for schools in Mahopac and other local communities. Thanks to our national network of SERVPRO franchises and significant investment in the research and development of new treatment techniques, our arsenal of high-tech equipment has expanded in recent years. Our technicians' arsenals now include UV ray projectors to sanitize large areas, infrared imaging devices to identify pockets of water damage, otherwise hidden from sight, and advanced chemical cleaning agents designed for specific materials, finishes, and types of damage. We combine these tools into one of the fastest and most cost-efficient damage mitigation and restoration services in the country.

Thorough Work and Long-Term Solutions

Less-experienced water damage mitigation services may miss many details that veteran SERVPRO technicians know to look for in each job they take. Warping and discoloration of carpeting skipped pockets of moisture behind walls and furniture, and failure to restore rather than replace furniture and devices are many mistakes that our technicians avoid. Calling us guarantees service that is both fast and reliable so that we do not need to make a return trip for the same issue.


SERVPRO of Putnam County maintains 24/7 readiness to respond to and take care of damages on local properties with as much speed and efficiency as possible. Contact us at (845) 228-1090 for our services or a quote.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration provided by SERVPRO in Mahopac

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

building after commercial fire Call SERVPRO of Putnam County today at (845) 228-1090 if you need help with professional fire damage restoration.

Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Clean Up and Repairs to Commercial Buildings in Mahopac

Building managers dealing with commercial fire damage in Mahopac business buildings often assume that the building is a complete loss or, at the very least, will need to endure controlled demolition before it can be recovered. Every fire is different, and not all smoke damage is the same. The type, extent, and fire retardants used must be assessed to determine the best fire damage restoration approach.

Our experienced SERVPRO technicians take all of these factors and more into account before initiating commercial fire damage restoration to business buildings in Mahopac. Hot fires produce light fluffy smoke residues, while slower burning fires or grease fires produce heavier oily ash that sticks to everything. Smoke odors are carried throughout the building and may impact neighboring businesses.

Heavily damaged materials and structures are removed, eliminating much of the smoke odor. Undamaged surfaces must be cleaned, considering the type of surface and the type of smoke residue adhering to the surface.

For example, dry cleaning rubber sponges are excellent at removing light fluffy residues and ineffective in removing oil-based residues. These residues tend to smear when a dry cleaning sponge is used. Different cleaning techniques are used on porous and non-porous materials, glossy surfaces vs. surfaces with a mat finish. Fabrics present additional challenges. Fabrics must be cleaned without causing further damage to the fabric.

Fully trained SERVPRO technicians deal with these variables to clean and restore your fire-damaged commercial building as quickly as possible. We also offer a variety of building repair services in addition to those listed:

  • Smoke damage remediation
  • Commercial building fire clean up
  • Water and fire damage restoration and repair

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County and nearby areas for commercial fire damage repair and restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 228-1090.

The Business Partner You’ve Been Searching For

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of Putnam County is your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

It’s no surprise you can use all the help you can get when it comes to operating a company. As a manager or owner of an organization, you are well aware of how difficult it is to keep operations running smoothly. Businesses like yours may be forced to permanently shut their doors after downtime or losses as a result of a disaster.

On the other hand, when your business needs assistance with cleaning and restoration, it already has a committed business partner, and we’re right here in Putnam County. SERVPRO can handle a wide variety of business demands. It’s essentially like having a loyal friend caring for an entire aspect of your success.

Here’s what we mean:

Large loss recovery. Fires, storms, and floods are among the most prevalent causes of financial loss for businesses throughout the country, and they have the potential to cause far more damage if prompt action is not taken. When you call SERVPRO, you are contacting a top-tier professional team that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to deliver proven emergency services and aid you in recovering your footing quickly after a disaster.

Emergency Ready Plan. If your company is prepared, restoration can begin before a tragedy occurs. We can assist you in determining the most efficient strategy by implementing an Emergency Ready Plan for when the time is right. During a crisis, you may need an emergency chain of command, alternative meeting or workplaces, or other services—and we’ll set you up with a single button press that begins all of those preparations.

Cleaning of All Kinds. We have a cleaning solution for any circumstance, from trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal to regular cleaning and restoration like carpet and upholstery. We’ve been doing this a long time and have seen and cleaned almost everything.

Restoration Services. Storms may result in flash floods. Interns might unintentionally start a fire. Flooding might occur as a result of a burst water main. All of these problems need cleaning and restoration, which SERVPRO specializes in. You can count on us to restore the luster to your company after a property damage event.

Industry Specialization. We are capable of aiding any business since we have spent decades gaining an understanding of their demands of every industry. We are equipped to handle any cleaning or restoration needs your company may have, regardless of how unique or particular they are.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Which Water Restoration Steps Are Necessary for a Mahopac Toy Store?

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial carpeted property; water damage; SERVPRO equipment drying area Water damage of any scope can impact your business. SERVPRO can quickly be on site and begin the restoration process.

SERVPRO Facilitates Moisture Removal and Drying During Water Restoration in Mahopac

Whether the intrusion at your Mahopac toy store is a leak, spray, trickle, or water pooling, it can create all kinds of problems. Potential damage to merchandise would be a concern after the moisture exposure. The damage can also lead to disruptions to store operations. SERVPRO can help by providing rapid water damage restoration.

An Experienced Water Restoration Company in Mahopac, Such as SERVPRO, Knows the Best Way to Respond to Water Emergencies

Our main concerns are hidden water damage in Mahopac and moisture underneath the floors or behind the walls. Properly removing water prevents the risk of mold growth and material deterioration which can easily ruin the brightness and vibrancy your store is known for.

Inspection Devices to Help Identify Moisture

  • Moisture meters
  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • Thermo-hygrometer
  • Moisture sensors          

Managing the Moisture in Contents and Structure

Our technicians can carefully measure the moisture content and the extent of water damage on various items and structural materials using the different moisture inspection tools. After assessing the situation and level of moisture in a building, we determine which extraction tools to use. Using a wet vacuum or a light wand, we can remove excess water from the floor. 

SERVPRO monitors and documents the drying process until optimal drying standards are met. Our knowledge of water drying techniques enables us to effectively carry out the drying process. 

Documenting the Drying Process Involve Steps Such As:

  • Inspecting and documenting wettest readings
  • Identifying a drying goal
  • Document the changes

SERVPRO Works to Minimize the Potential for Any Additional Damage

This process may include securing stock items impacted by prolonged exposure to moisture. For convenience purposes, we can also set up non-intrusive equipment such as dehumidifiers to facilitate drying the items without moving anything.

SERVPRO of Putnam County offers quick and effective inspection and drying to prevent further water damage to your property. Call us at (845) 228-1090. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

The Desired Dryness of Mahopac Office Buildings

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of a building SERVPRO of Putnam County knows the damages that can take place in a commercial building after water damage.

Restoration objectives after water damage in Mahopac businesses require powerful drying tools. 

From burst pipes to sprinkler system malfunctions or damage, water can be a destructive force in your facility. Even with stopping the flow fast, the damage is often widespread. Restoration begins with establishing a dry line for recovering impacted building materials and construction elements, including the flooring, wood framework, and electronics.

Drying Equipment for Large Loss Projects

The water damage to Mahopac office buildings must get addressed as fast as possible, and often with large loss equipment. We have tools and machines exclusively designed for facilities with open floor plans and thousands of square feet. Our technicians arrive at the damaged site with many of these units like:

  • Air Movers
  • Trailered Desiccant Dehumidifiers
  • Trailered Generators

How Do You Know Moisture is Removed?

It is vital to know with certainty that the evaporative drying efforts conducted by our SERVPRO professionals have reached the dry goals set in place during the initial estimation process. We document the entire progress of this process through proprietary software like our SERVPRO DryBook program, and monitoring equipment shows areas that require greater attention.

Is It Dry? 

This simple question dictates much of the work and follow-up actions that our SERVPRO team must implement. We must determine if the efforts to this point have been enough to salvage affected materials and contents or if further measures, including demolition or discarding the material, are still needed.

Water damage exists in many different forms, making it critical to have an experienced team that will respond fast and has the equipment and products to manage damage sites efficiently. Your business depends on how rapidly loss effects can be minimized and contained to keep the office running while forms of restoration continue. Our SERVPRO of Putnam County team is here to help when you call (845) 228-1090.

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

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service.

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.

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

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size commercial damage restoration job. We are here to help.

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.

Carmel Businesses Save Time and Money in Water Damage Repairs by Hiring SERVPRO

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

water spewing from pipe Don't let a burst pipe cause downtime to your business. Call SERVPRO for fast water damage remediation.

SERVPRO Provides a Premier Water Damage Restoration Service to Carmel Businesses

A water damage incident at a business place can happen for many reasons, including burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or faulty plumbing. However, if you are not prompt in recruiting professionals such as SERVPRO, water damage at your Carmel commercial space can bring your operations to a screeching halt.

IICRC certified SERVPRO restorers have the experience and expertise to mitigate water damage to your Carmel property while ensuring minimum possible downtime for your business. The potential to restore any material after water damage depends on factors, such as exposure time, the nature of the material, and the category of water damage. The longer the water stays in contact with the surface, the more damage it can potentially cause.  

How do SERVPRO Experts Determine the Restorability of Material During Water Damage Repairs of Carmel Properties?

SERVPRO technicians abide by the IICRC S500 guidelines regarding water restoration of your Carmel commercial property. The restorability of different structural components can differ significantly with water damage and the construction of the material itself.

  • Drywall- According to the water standard, drywall can be restorable in category 1 and 2 water and if the seams are intact with no visible mold growth.
  • Plaster- Plaster exposed to category 1 and 2 water is restorable. In case of category 3 water damage, plaster applied on wood or metal lath is restorable.
  • Wood framing- Wood framing is restorable regardless of the water category. However, long-term exposure to moisture can cause warping and swelling.

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 with any questions regarding water damage restoration.

How Can Business Owners Perform Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Carmel Businesses?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Bio-hazardous waste left after a commercial fire4 is a job for SERVPRO. Our team is IICRC certified and has experience in all-size disasters.

Investors Should Involve Professional Restorers to Help them Handle Fire Damage Restoration in Carmel. 

Fires may be devastating. The bio-hazardous residue left behind after the unfortunate incident can cause severe damage to your property if not handled on time. It can lead to serious health effects and more property damage problems if not handled by professional restorers like SERVPRO.

Commercial fire damage restoration in Carmel businesses is a lengthy procedure that entails much more than a simple clean-up. When the unfortunate happens, having a fire restoration plan in place can save you time and money. The first 48 hours following a fire are crucial for healing. Our SERVPRO restorers are always available to help you handle the unfortunate incident professionally.

How SERVPRO technicians clean inventory affected by fire

Using specialized skills and tools, we can clean your inventory on time. However, the severity of damage determines the outcome of the repairs. When inspecting the damage, our restorers look at several things, including:

Since some walls and inventory have sensitive surfaces, our SERVPRO team of restorers can use the wall, and all surface cleaner, which is slightly alkaline, and a cloth to clean the surfaces. We involve a special team of restorers during this process to make sure your inventory and business are back to their preloss state.

The secondary damages of fire begin to take effect immediately after the flames are out. Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 to avoid more losses in your business and ensure efficient fire damage restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

A Better Way to Clean Your Business

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO employee placing a CSC sticker on building glass If you’re business has sanitation and cleaning needs, reach out to the SERVPRO of Putnam County team.

There’s a lot of good news these days! Areas of our country that were previously hotbeds for COVID-19 transmission are now experiencing major turnarounds. Hopes are high that “real life” is here, and businesses are starting to look forward to the future.

Part of that future? Meeting expanded customer expectations. As more customers make their way back into stores, they bring with them a new understanding of how fragile our health is. In many cases, that means they’re looking for businesses that take the extra step to protect them.

How can your business meet customer needs? SERVPRO can help.

What Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Does

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program offers peace of mind to your business by taking worries over sanitation out of the equation. But its value goes beyond that, because we do more than simply clean.

Imagine your business as the cleanest it’s ever been. Now double that feeling because SERVPRO has advanced biohazard techniques and technologies that go beyond your traditional cleaning and janitorial services.

What makes Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned a better program than the others? Take a look at the three C’s:

Consult. Your business is unique, which means your cleaning should be unique to meet your particular needs. We will meet with your team and do a thorough review of your business to understand specifics. Since SERVPRO of Putnam County is locally owned and operated, we have a leg up—we know the ins and outs of how our community works.

Clean. Once our SERVPRO specialists establish the specifics, we get down to business. We show up on site with proprietary, hospital-grade cleaning solutions you won’t find anywhere else. We provide your business with solutions meeting (or exceeding) the CDC standards. These cleaning tools go beyond simply protecting your employees and customers from COVID-19; our certified clean also clears out other viruses and bacteria.

Certify. Once our technicians have completed the job, you can proudly display the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield. Having this shield proves to your customers that you care for them and their well-being. You’ll receive physical signage to place on your window or door, as well as a digital emblem for your website and social media. Show your customers safety is a priority before they even walk through the door!

If you’re ready to get serious about sanitation and have your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, get in touch today to get the best team in cleanup and restoration on your side.

Mahopac Businesses Stay Open with SERVPRO Mold Damage Remediation

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall of a building Did you find mold in your office common area? Contact our certified SERVPRO technicians for mold damage remediation services.

Several Challenges from Mold Damage in a Mahopac Office

Mold damage smells and looks unappealing. When an office has a colony infestation, it does not get better with time and instead continues to spread.

Restoration for mold damage in a Mahopac office requires several levels of expertise from SERVPRO technicians. First, the mold needs discovery, then the remediation of existing infestation, and finally treatment against any further establishment of colonies after the cleanup.

Containment Before Remediation

Mold spores spread quickly, and to inhibit this from occurring, SERVPRO technicians put up barriers around the work area. The technicians remove items with evidence of mold growth and determine whether they can restore through cleaning or require disposal. If sheetrock and other building materials show signs of infestation, they get removed through a controlled demo tear-out to halt any further spreading. For a light surface infestation, we attempt to remove the mold growth and preserve the underlying materials.

Standard Cleaning Solutions for Items with Mold Damage

SERVPRO technicians are certified as Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists (AMRT) and know the best course of action for any mold infestation. We follow the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices to ensure a successful outcome. Not every object with mold growth has to be discarded. Through various antifungal and antimicrobial treatments, we can clean and sanitize many items in the office, such as upholstered chairs in a conference room, saving the business owner the cost of replacing these pieces.

Drying and Cleaning Surfaces with Mold Damage

Mold cannot exist without moisture. Our technicians dry the areas with mold growth and carefully remove the desiccated matter. Post-drying treatment with their antimicrobial solutions assists with limiting any reestablishment before repairs happen.

Odor Control Measures

Mold may have a particular, musty odor that lingers in some cases, especially in porous objects such as furnishings. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to various deodorization and neutralization equipment to render these pungent scents a non-issue. In some cases, they need to apply multiple applications to eradicate odors.

SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 is ready to handle any size mold damage. Our technicians have the knowledge and equipment to make the mold damage to the property, "Like it never even happened."

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.

SERVPRO of Putnam County is Highly Recommended on Alignable

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Several businesses and a number of professionals in the area who have used our services have recommended us on Alignable. We have provided property damage restoration and construction services to hundreds of businesses and homeowners in Putnam County. In business in both Dutchess County and Putnam County NY for over 20 years, this is our home, and we are very much involved with our community.  

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.

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.

Mahopac Locals Receive Bionutrient and Gardening Education

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sales car at site 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.

Visit Chamber Park’s Gazebo on Lake Mahopac’s Waterfront for Beautiful Pictures

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO car parked in front of school 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.

What Are Cost-Efficient Remediation Strategies for Your Shop?

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Image of figure pushing a button that says "Call Now" 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 Should I Do if a Pipe Breaks Inside My Mahopac Tire Shop?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

water overflowing bucket in an office building Water damage can occur at any time to any business. Make sure you contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation for your business.

For Water Removal Inside Your Tire Shop in Mahopac Call SERVPRO

If a pipe running to your bathroom or waiting room inside your Mahopac tire store gets a crack inside it hundreds of gallons of water could pour into your building. If your tire shop is mostly constructed out of concrete and cinder block, the damages could be minor since those materials can withstand small amounts of moisture.

What happens if my concrete or cinder blocks get wet?

During most commercial water removal projects in Mahopac, moisture can soak into many of your shop's building materials and structural components, including your concrete floors and cinder block walls. Your cinder blocks or concrete masonry units (CMU's) are made of cement gravel and water, which makes them porous. However, most cinder blocks get coated or painted with a vapor barrier that helps them withstand moisture.

How can you tell if my cinder blocks got wet?

  • Initial Inspection- Since cinder blocks, all have large gaps inside them, water can sit in the cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians can use a non-penetrating moisture meter to find out where the moisture went inside your cinder blocks. However, the paint on the outside of a cinder block can work as a vapor barrier and hold moisture inside the cavities. Therefore, in some cases, we can drill holes on lower mortar joints to let water drain out.
  • Restorability- According to the industry's standards, cinder blocks can be restored when dealing with clean, grey, or black water sources.
  • Drying Procedures- To dry out your cinder blocks, holes must first be drilled into lower mortar joints to drain all of the liquid H2O. If necessary, we can drill larger holes into the mortar joints so that air can get pushed into the cavities. We can also use injection drying equipment to push air into the cavities in your shop's cinder blocks if needed.

If your cinder block walls and concrete floors in your tire shop ever get wet after a pipe breaks, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 any day of the week.


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Can Soot and Smoke Odors in My Mahopac Business Be Eliminated Without Replacing Everything Affected?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up shot of fire If you ever need help cleaning up in the aftermath of a commercial fire, call SERVPRO of Putnam County.

Soot and Smoke Odors in Mahopac

SERVPRO, a Local Mahopac Company, is Often Able to Successful Remediate Fire-Damaged Businesses Without Having to Replace Everything Impacted by the Fire.

Fires at Mahopac commercial properties are a relatively common occurrence. Carelessly discarded cigarette butts, spontaneously combusting flammable inventory items, wind-blown wildfires, and fires spreading from neighboring establishments are all potential causes of these commercial disasters. These unforeseen situations usually arise without much warning and can lead to substantial losses. Fires can close your firm for extended periods, robbing it of revenue, damage or destroy your valuable inventory and business document, and even lead to the failure of your entire enterprise. With that said, companies like SERVPRO can help you avoid, mitigate, or overcome these catastrophic issues.

What Kind of Fire-Damaged Business Properties Can Be Successfully Restored?

SERVPRO’s technicians are highly trained and experienced in handling commercial fire damage in Mahopac and its environs. The firm itself is certified by the trusted Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and the organization has credentialed company experts in such fields as Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning. Our company has extensive experience in effectively remediating fire damage in the following types of commercial, industrial, and residential structures:

    •    Large, high-rise office towers
    •    Small office buildings
    •    Hotels and motels
    •    Big-box retail stores
    •    Small retail establishments
    •    Restaurants of all sizes
    •    Industrial & manufacturing sites
    •    Apartment and condo complexes of all sizes

SERVPRO, from its experience, clearly understands the different measures necessary to successfully deal with fire damage in each of these types of buildings.

What Time and Money-Saving Services Does SERVPRO Offer?

In remediating your commercial structure, our workers first try to restore fire-damaged materials instead of simply replacing them.  This allows us to save you time and money. Some of the services and areas of your home we focus our efforts on are:

    •    Fire damage mitigation
    •    Removing smoke soot from structural elements like floors, walls, ceilings, and attic rafters
    •    Fire-related odor control
    •    HVAC system cleaning
    •    Furniture and personal property restoration
    •    Destroyed component reconstruction

All of these services seek to minimize the effects of a fire, restore damaged structural elements and personal property, eliminate airborne fire-related particulate matter, and control odors.

How Exactly Does SERVPRO Cleanup Soot and Neutralize Smoke Odors, Without Having to Discard Most Fire-Impacted Materials?

SERVPRO technicians handle all commercial fire damage in a methodical way. They employ various sophisticated cleaning and restoration measures to save as many fire-damaged materials as possible. This also enables us to get jobs done more quickly. The following list details some of the many ways we work to return your property to its pre-fire condition:

    •    Cleaning glass and windows with low-alkaline glass cleaners
    •    Removing non-grease-based residues with dry sponges
    •    Cleaning dry and oil-based residues from wooden, metal, and painted surfaces using wet methods
    •    Using both wet and dry methods to remove soiling from various structural elements and household contents
    •    Employing peroxide active cleaning methods to remove thick soot from fragile surfaces
    •    Remediating HVAC systems with general-purpose detergents and deodorants, and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers

The results of all these efforts are that we save more damaged materials and restore your home to its pre-fire condition more quickly.

As a Mahopac business owner, the last thing you ever want to experience is a catastrophic fire.  Even relatively small blazes can do substantial long-term harm to your bottom line. Inventory could be impacted or destroyed, the structural integrity of your business facility could be compromised, and, if a fire is severe enough, your commercial site might be closed for days or weeks as repairs are completed. With all that said, you should not ignore the very real possibility that one day your site might suffer fire damage.  Therefore, as a responsible business operator, you should know what can be done if such a disaster befalls your commercial structure. Also, in order to limit losses, you should prepare to act quickly in the event of a fire. In general, the sooner you address the resulting fire damage, the faster and cheaper it can be repaired.

Commercial fires often affect owners, customers, employees, and communities. They rob these various parties of income, service, and economic contributions. As a result, business fires can be traumatic for numerous people in a town or city. If the impacted firm is big enough, it may even affect an entire town, city, or region. It is for all of these reasons that business owners should remain vigilant against fire risks and remediate any fire damage done to their businesses as soon as possible.

If you ever need help cleaning up in the aftermath of a commercial fire, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.

Why Can’t My Cleaning Crew Handle My Carmel Office’s Mold Damage?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Follow EPA Protocols Resulting in the Best Outcomes for Carmel Businesses

Mold growth is unlike other kinds of dirt or staining found in your Carmel business office. Your housekeeping staff might express a combination of embarrassment that the mold or mildew exists, and reassurances indicating they feel confident they can eradicate the microbial growth. Without taking anything away from their dedication to your business, it is a far more reasonable plan to seek for a mold remediation expert.

What Is Mold Remediation?

When you struggle with a fungal infestation on the walls, floors, or other areas of your Carmel offices, hiring mold removal companies with proven positive outcomes is critical. It is essential to understand that, strictly speaking, it is not possible to remove all mold spores from typical office environments. Our focus is to mitigate the conditions contributing to the mold proliferation and to remediate the damage done by active mold colonies. This forms the basis of mold remediation protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    •    Locate the mold
    •    Contain the mold-infested space
    •    Remove the mold
    •    Clear away the debris
    •    Apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to minimize rebound
    •    Eliminate the cause of mold growth to inhibit future outbreaks

What Is the Number One Predictor of Mold Growth in Any Space?

Whether in residences or commercial buildings, active and progressive mold growth always requires a water or moisture source. SERVPRO crews arriving to address your mold damage inspect your structure to determine where the moisture comes into the equation. Even as we take steps to remove the current mold outbreak, we are mindful that a plan must be created to fix the leak, lower the humidity, avoid the spills, or take whatever steps are needed to remedy the moisture problem.

The mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Putnam County reacts quickly to your current mold issues but urges long term protection to avoid future problems. Call us at (845) 228-1090 to discuss your options.

When Water Damages Your Mahopac Commercial Property

2/15/2020 (Permalink)

Large reception area decorated for a gathering Don't let water damage ruin your venue bookings. SERVPRO has the expertise to dry your business.

Honor Reservations Despite Water Damage at Mahopac Event Center  

Every type of business handles exposure to water loss differently. Moving operations off-site or closing for a few days while our team addresses the water removal and drying can work for some companies with only minor ill effects. Other businesses have their physical location wholly integrated with their products and services. A Mahopac event center cannot deliver what you promised if a water emergency compromises the building.  

Special Celebrations Cannot Wait 

When water damage invades your Mahopac business, a fast response is crucial. Your clients reserve the space and catering service for once-in-a-lifetime events like weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and the like. Rescheduling is impossible in nearly all cases, and merely reneging on the contract you signed with your customers destroys your reputation and chases away future bookings. 

A Professional Team  

SERVPRO responds as soon as possible to your call for help. Our employees hold multiple certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), preparing them to apply mitigation and remediation best practice strategies. We can scale our response concerning the extent and intensity of the damage, supporting your responsibility to provide the services promised. 

Top-Notch Resources 

When we arrive at your site, our signature green service vehicles contain the water detection and extraction tools needed to clear the liquid water from the space. Moisture detectors map the dimensions of the water migration, and moisture meters establish the amount of water absorbed by structures. SERVPRO focuses on fast water removal, using commercial-grade submersible pumps and truck-mounted or portable extractors. For wet carpets, our technicians use an in-place technique leveraging the combined weight of our extraction equipment and the weight of the workers to force as much fluid out of both carpeting and padding as possible. If hardwood floors are soaked, we rely on negative air pressure (suction) to pull water from several layers, including the subfloor using tightly adhered floor mats. 

Efficient Drying Strategies 

Once the liquid water is gone, SERVPRO technicians calculate drying goals. We use the moisture data from the metering done during the assessment and compare that to the levels in similar materials in unaffected areas of the building--the drying standard. We use a combination of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to reach the drying standard. The heat and air movement accelerate evaporation while the dehumidifiers capture the resulting vapor for disposal.

 Count on SERVPRO of Putnam County to address water damage fast so that your event pavilion is ready for the celebrations booked without delay. Call us at (845) 228-1090 to set up an evaluation and immediate intervention. 

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We Get You Back In Business In Mahopac After A Fire

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Five our our air movers on the carpet in this building Our crew is trained and equipped to handle your fire remediation. Call us at 24/7 if your business is hit with a fire disaster and we will act fast.

Contact Experts to Perform Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Mahopac Retail Store

In as little as half a minute, a small fire can turn into a full-blown fire that ravages a retail business and threatens the lives of the people in the building. You rely on your store for income, and you have a great responsibility to your customers and employees. When a fire strikes, it is crucial to address the damage and keep your employees and customers happy.

SERVPRO has the experience required to deal with commercial fire damage in your Mahopac retail store. We can minimize downtime by performing professional containment. This can keep your business running while we are performing cleaning and restoration. Our remediation methods ensure that you can continue keeping your employees working and providing services to the community.

We understand that that apart from being a place where consumers buy goods, a retail store is also a source of livelihood for your employees. We can act fast to bring things at your retail store back to normal. Retail space restoration demands a high level of expertise. Our team is trained to restore commercial properties quickly and safely. We take care of all aspects of retail store damage, which may include the products in stock, fixtures, and the building itself.

After a fire, smoke damage can be severe. Smoke particles can permeate different items, and the foul odor can be challenging to eliminate. Water from fire hoses or the building’s sprinkler system can also increase the damage in your retail store, and mold can grow in damp areas. Our team can use moisture meters to determine the extent of water penetration in floors, ceilings, and walls. After extracting the water, we can set up air movers and dehumidifiers in the affected areas to ensure adequate drying.

Ash may stick to walls and floors and cause further fire damage because of the caustic by-products found in burned materials. We can perform efficient clean-up using mechanical actions that produce mild agitation. These actions are safe to apply to a majority of affected surfaces. For instance, our crew can use feather dusters to remove excess residues from shelves. We can also use the cleaning brush attachment of vacuum cleaners to vacuum deposits of loose particles from wall and ceiling surfaces.

Some items in your retail store may be salvageable. We can perform content restoration for such items using various specialized cleaning techniques. Our crew can use specialized equipment to restore hard-to-reach surfaces. For instance, we can use high capacity vacuums to decontaminate the HVAC system if it is affected. We can also eliminate odors using odor counteractants or thermal fogging equipment. At SERVPRO, we also know that affordability is a primary consideration for our valued clients. Therefore, we offer our services at competitive rates.

Now that you know something about our commercial fire restoration services, you can call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 for help. Our technicians can help you restore your retail space quickly. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Discuss The Equipment Used In Flood Damaged Schools In Mahopac

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Extraction Equipment Used In Flooded Mahopac Schools

Flooding can be a detrimental situation that completely ruins areas like carpeting and linoleum tilework of a Mahopac school. With how quickly these effects can spread throughout your institution, it can easily exceed the reach and resources of your custodial and maintenance staff. Our SERVPRO professionals have a fast response to flooding and water loss emergencies that affect our area schools because we know that hundreds of people get impacted by loss incidents like these.
 
Standing water can often be one of the most hazardous effects of flood damage in Mahopac schools, as this can continually damage the surfaces exposed and saturate structural elements until this high volume gets removed. Our professionals have a massive inventory of recovery tools and equipment, including a wide selection of extraction machines and devices. From light wands to trash pumps, we have the equipment to suit the specific needs of your building. It is our objective from the moment that mitigation work begins to get your doors back open to students and faculty as promptly as possible.
 
Flood loss scenarios can be widespread and destructive, spreading beyond the penetration point throughout other rooms and communal areas on the same level of the school. Our professionals can begin extraction work as soon as we arrive, especially using wet-vacs and light wands to prevent the further spread of debilitating water damage. Our prompt response with these extraction tools can help us to reach the point where the combination of air movers and dehumidifiers can remove the lingering moisture.
 
High-capacity extractors can protect flooring in your school, such as linoleum, from succumbing to water penetration and popping tiles loose. As a standard flooring option for public schools, our protection of these materials can help to get the facility cleaned quickly and ready for the return of students and your employees.
 
We have multiple extraction tools that can suit the specific needs and immediate effects in your area school. It is our utmost priority to clean and restore this loss quickly, so you can count on our SERVPRO of Putnam County team to show that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Give our skilled professionals a call whenever you need us at (845) 228-1090.

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How Fire Damage Burns up Profits in Your Carmel Business

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged business After the fire, you need a professional restoration team. SERVPRO of Putnam County is at your service!

Commercial Fire Damage Repair and Restoration in Carmel 

Carmel is, perhaps, in the perfect location for both commuting to work and as a weekend getaway. Regardless of how long a person spends in town, local delis are an essential part of daily life. When one of these, or any, the commercial operation is shut down for an extended length of time, it can mean the end of the business. 

Commercial fire damage in a Carmel business can include everything from physical damage due to the heat, to flooding from the fire department’s efforts to stop the blaze. When it comes to remediation and repair, SERVPRO response teams can handle all of it up to major construction. 

Every business needs our type of full-service support. Almost any agency can clear away scorched furniture, appliances, and other debris. Not every agency has the training and experience to examine a set of chairs that look ready for the dumpster and understand they can be cleaned using powerful chemicals and intense methods like immersion to break apart the layers of smoke residues and return them to a useful condition. 

Since this is a business involving food preparation and service, SERVPRO technicians also clean every surface to county and state health standards. Among our inventory of cleaning agents are sterilants more potent than bleach that eliminate the threat from smoke residues and mold spores that can contaminate food and serving dishes after a fire

In some cases, remediation and repair are not enough. When an oven, refrigerator, or other appliance suffers catastrophic damage, team members can quickly remove the damaged item for disposal according to state regulations. Our administration personnel then work with the insurance company to make sure the customer has access to the full replacement cost to buy a new one, and then help install it. The team leader then schedules an inspection with the local utility company to have their work approved. 

It’s not just about customers for us. The owners of SERVPRO of Putnam County grew up here. If you need our services in Carmel, Mahopac, Kent, or Patterson, we are the agency to help return your home to its pre-fire condition. Call us today at (845) 228-1090 to get started. 

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Call Our Water Damage Experts To Remove Any Foul Odors From Your Commercial Property In Southeast

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 for immediate assistance.

Do Not Let Malodors Affect Your Reputation, Arrange Commercial Water Cleanup In Southeast Now!

In situations where water has entered areas of your commercial business property, the odors can often be as unpleasant as the moisture itself. All types of water contain microbes, which may be the root cause of the odor. At the same time, when moisture comes into contact with tables, chairs, or carpets, it can loosen moisture. During warmer periods of the year, excess moisture can raise humidity levels, which increases our perception of odors. These can be problematic for small-business owners that serve food or drinks.

Restoring your business to its preloss condition means enlisting professional services for commercial water cleanup in your Southeast business. Our pool of technicians is locally-based with qualifications in odor control awarded by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) body. Bringing odors under control can be a primary concern for public service industry business managers that seek to provide a welcoming environment for their customers.

Since moisture and its effect on loosening pre-existing odorous particles from furnishings is the source of the problem, SERVPRO makes removing moisture and drying the property a priority. In many situations, proper drying of the internal structure, which may involve floating carpets with air-moves, or accessing wall cavities using Injectidry systems, results in the offending odor dispersing. However, sometimes an odor can remain even after drying of the property is complete.

When odors remain after drying is successful, a SERVPRO odor control technician (OCT) can utilize a range of professional deodorization methods. In water damage scenarios, the two primary means of dispersing deodorants is direct spraying, using hand-pumps, or wet fogging with Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers. In high concentrations, deodorants can be harmful. To ensure temporary closure is kept to a minimum SERVPRO deploy box fans to ventilate the structure allowing staff and customers to return to the structure sooner.

An uncontrolled odor situation can negatively affect your business. Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 for immediate assistance.

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Mold and water damage restoration at your Brewster, NY business

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in your Putnam County office is not only inconvenient, it can shut down your business and cause you to lose money.

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

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

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

Top Causes of Commercial Water Damage in Putnam County

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Protect your Carmel business from the common causes of water damage.

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

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

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

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

Commercial Water Damage to Businesses in Southeast, NY

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Businesses in Putnam County cannot afford to stay closed due to water damage. Every day that your doors are closed is lost revenue. Water damage can be caused by a myriad of reasons. Weather related water damage from storms, burst pipes and flooding is the first thing that may come to mind however there are other causes of water damage to commercial buildings that SERVPRO of Putnam County responds to. 

Plumbing: Broken pipes that leak water- whether it be a trickle or a major release – cause water damage to businesses in the Brewster area. 

Malfunctioning appliances and equipment: Refrigerator supply line leaks and other mechanical failures in commercial kitchens are a common call we get. If the leak occurs while the restaurant is closed, there can be substantial damage before it is discovered.  

Outdated Sprinkler systems: If the sprinkler system in your building is older, it can malfunction and be set off when not needed, causing water damage. Have your sprinkler system checked yearly to prevent this.  

Sewage Line Damage: A damaged sewer line can cause a back up- leaving your business flooded with black water, which is a biohazard that causes significant damage. Tree roots can cause damage to your sewer line. If your Lake Carmel business is in an older building, the lines could also collapse due to age. And of course, clogs are a common reason for sewage line back ups.  

Don't let water damage close your doors for long. Call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 if you have a broken pipe that has caused leaking through your ceiling or your restaurants ice maker has leaked. We come out, work fast and do the job right to get you back in business! 

Call us if your Brewster, NY business has a disaster!

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

For Immediate Service in Garrison,NY, Call SERVPRO

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Putnam County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Cold Spring. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 –(845) 228-1090

Residential Services

Whether your Carmel, NY home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Brewster, NY commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our Commercial Services.

Prepare your Putnam County business for hurricane season

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Having an emergency preparedness kit in your Putnam County office space or business will help keep you in business during storm season.

Over the past month, we have experienced several major hurricanes affect the Unites States. Aside from the personal losses people have suffered, businesses have lost billions in damages. The impact of this – from lost revenue, employees going without work and the cost and effort involved in recovering from flooding is staggering. Business owners can't always prepare for every unexpected natural disaster but there are some precautions that can be taken to minimize the impact.  

The first step a business owner in Brewster should take is to determine whether you are in a high or medium flood area using a flood map.   Keep in mind, however, that even if you are in a low flood risk area, you are not immune to storm damage. After recent hurricanes Irene and Sandy, even towns as far north as Carmel and Mahopac experienced flooding and were without power for up to a week.  

It is essential for businesses to create an emergency contingency plan as well. This includes the protocol employees should follow during a storm and how to protect and shut down equipment safely. Remember to have a plan for how to secure your building as well, in case you are not able to go there for a few days due to blocked roads or power outages. An emergency preparedness kit on site is necessary in case employees cannot leave the business. It should include enough food, water, medical supplies and flashlights for several days as well as other essential items.

Prepare your Garrison business now so that you can get back in business quickly after a storm. We can help. If your business experiences  water or storm damage from a hurricane, call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090.