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Ways Severe Snowstorms Can Flood Your Poughkeepsie Home

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Icicles hanging from roof Let us help you get your Poughkeepsie home back in order after a devastation. Call us anytime at (845) 635-4550.

SERVPRO Teams can Assist you with Any Form of Weather Related Damage your Home Faces

The winter weather can threaten your Poughkeepsie home in many ways, and heavy snowfall is one of them. Snow by itself might seem harmless, but there are numerous destructive paths this precipitation could take to damage your house. Understanding these concerns can help you better prepare for these scenarios and even possibly prevent some of them.

Structural damage might be a costly situation, but flood snow damage to Poughkeepsie homes can be an even more significant obstacle and financial burden. Depending on the home insurance that you have and its coverage limitations, you might find that your policy only covers portions of flood loss recoveries. That is what makes understanding the potential destructive paths of snowstorm flooding beneficial to you.

Heavy Snowfall

Area homes have seen substantial snowfall over the years, regularly measuring more than a foot at a time during the heart of winter. The weight of this snow on your roof can test its limitations and sometimes cause structural breaches when portions of the roof collapse or supports break and the roof sags. These become penetration points for flooding.

Ice Damming 

Inadequate insulation in your home can cause snow to melt when it is still well below freezing outside. This melting can lead to situations like ice damming, which ultimately remove shingles from your roof as the growing ice forces melted water back into the house. This situation can go unnoticed at first but lead to substantial flooding concerns.  

Snowmelt Flooding 

Natural flooding from rising creeks and streams is another concern, as melting snow inevitably finds its way back to more significant bodies of water. Our SERVPRO professionals must prepare in these situations for widespread flooding concerns affecting multiple properties simultaneously.

Ice Jams 

Ice Jams are another concern for the area, as moving streams and rivers can dam up with floes of ice when specific conditions exist. Without a place for collecting water to go, water can spread out over the banks and affect houses and businesses in this immediate area.

There are several ways that heavy snowfall can lead to flooding in your home, and our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team can help you in all of these situations. Call our experienced professionals today at (845) 635-4550.

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We’re Here to Help With Storm Restoration | SERVPRO® of NW & SE Dutchess County

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

High winds and severe storms are a fairly common occurrence, but it is wise to not disregard the damage they can cause. Storm damage cost homeowners $2 billion in losses for the year 2018, making them one of the most common reasons homeowners file insurance claims.

In order to help you through the aftermath of storm damage to your home, we are here to help with all of your restoration needs. Learn more about our unique approach to damage and why we are a good choice to handle your storm restoration:

Why We’re a Good Choice for Home Restoration

Your Damages Will Be Restored With Care
Storm damage often involves multiple elements of destruction, including structural damage, moisture buildup and even mold accumulation. This makes it important to look at the entire issue of damage and restore it with all of these things in mind—and because we are fully certified in multiple types of damage and have extensive experience, we can do just that.

You Will Have Experienced Technicians on the Job
The technicians who do your restoration work make all the difference in the quality of work you receive, which is why we make sure ours are fully trained and prepared for all types of storm damage. Our technicians are educated to the standards of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification from the moment they are hired, and they also receive opportunities for continued education and seminars to expand their expertise.

You Will Receive Timely Service for Any Size Disaster
We are proud to be a locally owned and operated business, but we also have the unique benefit of the SERVPRO® national brand behind us. When large-scale damages occur, we can rely on our national colleagues to provide equipment and workforce resources to ensure everyone in the community will receive the restoration they need in a timely manner.

You Will Know We Are a Reputable Company
With all of our years of experience, we have unfortunately seen many customers get taken advantage of by post-storm scams by unscrupulous “restoration professionals.” Because we have a long-standing reputation as leaders in the restoration industry, you can trust that with us, you will receive quality work and will not fall victim to one of these scams.

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Water Damage In Your Hyde Park Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage to Your Hyde Park Home Must Be Addressed Quickly!

Any water damage in your home brings on a great deal of stress and worry. Sometimes, the impact is not immediately evident but comes on slowly. Whenever you see the first sign of water infiltration, acting as quickly as possible ensures you are on the path to full restoration. Hiring the professionals at SERVPRO to act fast to bring you the added peace of mind that you need in knowing that the job is going to get done right the first time.

Have you had a pipe that has burst or maybe a slow leak that is now presenting with water stains or soft spots on a ceiling or wall? Maybe you have an appliance that broke down, and water is now leaking behind a cabinet or underneath your flooring? No matter what type of water damage in Hyde Park you are facing, contacting our team of skilled technicians is the best course of action.

SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home for any water emergency, whether it happens day or night. With any water loss, time is of the essence, and we recommend that you contact us right away so that we can get started on the assessment and restoration process.

What We Do
Our team has been through all of the necessary training to handle your water damage problem. Once you call us, we come out to start an assessment to determine the level of damage and what contamination within the home must be addressed.

We inspect your carpet and flooring materials to determine the right extraction methods. Not all interior moisture is visible to the naked eye, so we employ the use of infrared technology to monitor moisture levels throughout the drying process. Other equipment we put to use includes professional-grade pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Once drying is complete, the SERVPRO team ensures everything is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized using specially formulated products.

Along with the drying and cleaning of your interior, SERVPRO assists with cleaning your belongings. All of this is done to eliminate foul odors and the onset of mold. We also work closely with your insurance company to ensure that your water loss claim goes as smoothly as possible.

Call our team at SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 if you are looking for help with water damage restoration. We can send a team out as soon as possible to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Professional Water Removal for a Poughkeepsie Kitchen

1/25/2020 (Permalink)

Dishwasher leaking water in kitchen SERVPRO of Poughkeepsie is ready to tackle your water removal needs.

Avoiding Problems That Can Occur After Water Removal in Poughkeepsie Homes

One of the appliances that is essential for any kitchen is the dishwasher. However, without regular maintenance and inspections, many parts can fail and cause water damage to nearby structures, cabinetry, and flooring. If left unchecked, this can make your kitchen host to mold and other bacterial proliferation. Fortunately, there is a team that can help.

If your Poughkeepsie residence needs water removal fast, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are available to assist you at any time of the day or night. This team serves the community with industrial-grade tools and a thorough understanding of the science behind water damage and cleanup of water-related disasters. No matter what size disaster is affecting your home, SERVPRO can reach you within hours of your call to restore your residence to a preloss condition.

SERVPRO is Always Prepared

There are over 1,800 SERVPRO franchise locations across the US and Canada, all owned by local residents who know what their communities need to thrive. This is a team that understands that disasters do not occur when it is convenient for homeowners to deal with them. As a result, SERVPRO is always available to assist homeowners. That means you get access to rapid cleanup service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

How SERVPRO Can Help

When a kitchen has a dishwasher leak, many things can be affected around it, including cabinetry and flooring. If you have a vinyl floor, for example, the moisture can affect the ability of your tiles to adhere to the floor, and they may require replacement or removal. If the floor covering is resilient linoleum, then rapid spillage removal can prevent seepage into the subfloor and mitigate damages and lower costs.

Soggy drywall and cabinetry can have holes drilled into them to facilitate ventilation and air movers and dehumidifiers can be strategically placed to address the damage. If contaminants are present, SERVPRO uses OSHA-approved, EPA-registered antimicrobials to remove residues and ensure that surfaces are thoroughly sanitized and disinfected. If odors are present, SERVPRO can use ultra-low volume foggers to spread water or solvent-based deodorizers that eliminate odor-causing particles by bonding with them.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County provides speedy service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. When you need rapid disaster cleanup service, call (845) 635-4550 today.

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We Are The Right Choice For Fire Damage Restoration In Poughkeepsie

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

One of our cleaning equipments cleaning the wall in this property after a fire Call our certified professionals to assist with all your smoke damage needs after a fire. We have the experience and equipment available 24/7.

Be Smart About Whom You Hire for Commercial Fire Damage Remediation

A structure fire never discriminates, which means that no commercial space is entirely safe. Should your business suffer from fire loss, working with a trained team of technicians helps you to get back on track fast. Our staff at SERVPRO is available to start immediately on remediation so that your commercial space is back to normal without delay.

Commercial fire damage in Poughkeepsie may leave a fair amount of superficial damage, including discoloration of walls and furnishings due to soot and smoke. Even though these effects may not interfere with regular activities within your business, clients and customers expect your space to be in pristine condition. SERVPRO technicians can get to work on your storefront, restaurant, or any other type of commercial space that you run so that you do not lose out on sales or productivity. 

The Aftermath of a Fire

Damage from a fire and the water used to extinguish it makes any commercial space look awful. SERVPRO technicians help in a variety of ways to get through the mess and extract water with high-powered vacuums. We sort items into groups based on what is salvageable, what is not, and what is deemed questionable. We also provide pack-out services to move items off-site to facilitate the restoration process better. 

Dealing with Soot and Smoke

The soot, smoke, and other residues left behind after fire call for special treatment to get your commercial space back to normal. The smoke penetrates items and leads to long-term problems due to corrosion. When unaddressed, further deterioration takes place, impacting the integrity of materials and items within your business. SERVPRO technicians evaluate all of the items inside your business, thoroughly cleaning everything salvageable. When necessary, thermal foggers and air scrubbers help to eradicate any residual odors fully.

Even if the walls throughout your commercial space look clean after fire damage, they can still smell terrible from smoke penetration. When solvent cleaning does not release the residue, SERVPRO technicians can use sealant followed by priming and painting to help the walls smell and look like new once again.

Do you need help with efficient mitigation of commercial fire damage? One call to SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County does it all. Give us a call at (845) 635-4550, and we will send a team out for an assessment of your needs as soon as possible.

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Flood Damage Poughkeepsie – Infectious Waste Handling

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

A room in a home with glass walls with standing dirty water. Let SERVPRO break down what all your Poughkeepsie home can endure after a flood.

Flood water can bring in so much more than just water in your Poughkeepsie home.

Floodwaters combine with all sorts of biohazards, including chemicals, sewage, and fuels, as floodwaters overflow streams and rivers into streets and neighborhoods. Floodwaters may wash through your home, depositing debris and hazardous materials in your home. Consumers should be careful to avoid coming into contact with these materials to prevent infections and sickness.

SERVPRO has provided construction and flood damage services for over 20 years in the Poughkeepsie area. We have twenty-five highly trained technicians that have experience dealing with virtually every catastrophe imaginable. Our training includes restoration from water, fire, flood, and storm damage.

Concern for our Customers Around Infectious Waste

Many customers want to pitch in and begin cleanup after a flood. There may be family heirlooms and other personal items the homeowner would like to rescue. Occupants can be exposed to a variety of harmful chemicals as well as bacteria, viruses, and fungi that could be very harmful to their health. Some infections from bacteria and viruses can enter through the skin, especially if there are cuts, abrasions, or scratches on the skin. These are serious hazards that can send you to the hospital.

SERVPRO equips our technicians for this potentially dangerous environment. The cleanup team may wear respirators, chemically resistant gloves, rubber boots, splash goggles, and full-body suits for their protection. Containment areas may be set up to control the spread of contaminants to other unaffected areas of the building. We remove all of the contaminated materials and dispose of them following industry guidelines.

The flooding and damage may seem overwhelming at first to homeowners. SERVPRO has lots of experience in these conditions. We follow a standard protocol that removes debris and contaminated material, cleans, and disinfects everything in the home, followed with restoration. We aim to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Pleasant Valley, Dover Plains, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Is Fire Damage in Your Poughkeepsie Bedroom Causing Nightmares?

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

Firemen on ladder extinguishing a second story fire Our team is always on call to quickly respond to your fire damaged home. Call us today!

Cleaning Bedroom Fire Damage in Poughkeepsie 

Fire damage leaves behind numerous issues for homeowners to deal with, primarily when it occurs in a bedroom. This area is the one room in the home where people want to relax and not smell reminders of the fire that happened. 

When fire damage happens in a Poughkeepsie bedroom, SERVPRO technicians get to work immediately to find items with restoration potential. Items too charred for recovery through cleaning get photographed and logged for ease of filing insurance claims.  

Older Mattresses are a Fire Hazard

If the homeowner purchased the bedroom mattress before 2007, there is a good chance it does not meet current Federal Mattress Flammability Standards in terms of flame retardant materials used in the construction. When a mattress received the effects of smoke or charring, it is considered a loss and removed off-site.  

Avoiding Repainting Through Cleaning

Depending on the type of smoke residue left behind, painted walls may have restoration potential and not require repainting, which saves the homeowners the cost of hiring painters. The specialized professional cleaning agents include solvents to release the grip of wet smoke residues on surfaces. They remove dry smoke by the light application of dry cleaning sponges to avoid driving the soot into the paint. 

When there is no visible damage to the walls, but odors are present, SERVPRO technicians can apply sealants before the repainting of the walls, so the homeowner does not have to deal with a wall tear-out and reconstruction.  

Upholstered Items and Window Treatments 

These items are not necessarily a loss when they receive exposure to heat and smoke. When a fire travels throughout a bedroom, the hot air expands and drives odor-causing soot into porous objects. When SERVPRO technicians neutralize odors, they use the same principles when they utilize thermal fogging equipment.  

Fire damage needs fast action to minimize loss. Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550; the certified technicians are available 24/7 to clean up and restore any amount of fire loss and make it, "Like it never even happened." 

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Revealed: Team SERVPRO can Help With the Water Removal Situation in Your Hyde Park Home

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couches Our team is standing by to remediate your water damaged home. Certified technicians are available 24/7 for emergency services.

Avoiding Structural Hazards in Hyde Park Homes After Water Loss

Structural hazards are a considerable risk addressed by our SERVPRO professionals when they recovery water loss incidents in Hyde Park homes. The faster that moisture and dampness concerned can get managed, the less critical this structural degradation and deterioration becomes. We have premier equipment to help us to gauge the presence of moisture in structural elements and address the removal of this water before these materials become too severely damaged to preserve.

Among the chief structural hazards that exist after loss incidents, weakened flooring and ceilings can often follow a need for water removal in Hyde Park residences. Addressing the likelihood that these materials have become too compromised to protect is part of the initial scoping of the work to get done. While many of the structural elements and materials cannot get fully assessed and inspected until extraction and drying complete, an assessment of these risks helps to keep our technicians and occupants of the house safe when restoration work begins.

We have cutting edge probing and surface moisture detection equipment to determine the presence of damp insulation and framing in wall and ceiling cavities. Because ceiling tiles are not designed to support any weight loads, even saturated insulation can become too heavy to hold. In the most concentrated of water loss areas, ceiling materials might already give way before our SERVPRO team arrives at the residence.

Insulation vacuums and controlled demolition practices can help to address these wet areas. Once the wet materials and debris have gotten removed, we can direct airflow to these areas with centrifugal air movers to evaporate lingering moisture and dry out any ceiling materials not too severely damaged to protect. In some cases, allowing the ceiling cavity to drain can be an excellent start to drying out this soaked space.

As restoration professionals, our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team can work to reduce the likelihood of structural failure through calculated water removal, drying, and controlled demolition practices. Give our team a call anytime that you need us at (845) 635-4550.

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Poughkeepsie Properties, Water and Mold Problems, and Why SERVPRO Is the Solution

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Graphic Lettering of Mold Fungus Mildew Mold Damage in Poughkeepsie? Why Not Call SERVPRO for Remediation?

Why SERVPRO Can Ease the Stress of Coping with Mold Damage in Poughkeepsie

Nearly every homeowner in Poughkeepsie faces the frustration of mold growth at some time or another. The last few weeks of the year as we retreat inside our homes and prepare for the colder weather and holidays are not an optimum time to discover the staining, musty odor, and possible structural harm mold can cause. Our research-based understanding of microbial growth and proven methods that can remediate current mold issues and help prevent recurrence are why we are in demand during an outbreak.

 Mold Growth Is Not a Sign of Poor Housekeeping

Merely keeping up with cleaning and maintenance of your home in Poughkeepsie cannot prevent mold damage. Mold spores share our environment invariably, needing only a bit of water and 24 to 48 hours undisturbed to begin their life cycle. Ironically, vigorous cleaning methods and conventional cleaning and disinfecting products can worsen the situation. Training in microbial growth theory and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mold remediation protocols are why we can abate mold problems effectively.

Look for the Water

The frequent development of mold colonies after a water event is a logical reason why SERVPRO added microbial remediation as a service. When we respond to a water emergency, we vigilantly inspect for mold growth. Even without a water crisis like a leak or appliance overflow, millions of spores are probably settled or airborne near you as you read these words. They only become problematic when moisture is available and absorbed. During the late fall and winter, some of the ways mold colonies take hold can rely on tracking in wet leaves, snow, and ice. Holiday decorations might arrive with microbial growth already begun on branches or conifer needles, and keeping festive plants and fresh-cut trees hydrated can also accelerate mold growth with spills from traffic bumps and overwatering.

Diluted Cleaning Solutions or Disinfectant Sprays Can Be Ineffective

A diluted bleach solution is often a homeowner’s go-to when battling mold. Unfortunately, the bleach frequently does not penetrate into the deeply embedded “roots’” of the organism. The water in the mix ultimately feeds the mold rather than killing it. Broadcast applications of antimicrobials can reduce airborne contamination briefly to make the work area marginally safer but is not enough on its own to remediate mold colony growth and proliferation. These methods fall short, why SERVPRO employs the EPA protocol.

Effective Remediation Procedures

?    Contain the moldy area using heavy-duty plastic to create partitions and negative pressure air scrubbing technology to seal the perimeter.
?    Remove the mold from solid surfaces using scrapers and brushes, and try gentle abrasion techniques like soda blasting to clear porous materials of mold and incapacitate the embedded hyphae.
?    Clean up the work area with HEPA-filtered vacuums and wipe downs with EPA-registered cleaning solutions
?    Apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit regrowth and consider coating affected building materials with sealants containing antimicrobials to provide a clear surface for refinishing

Adherence to the research-based EPA mold remediation protocol is why SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County can return your home to pre-mold loss condition. Call us at (845) 635-4550 to schedule an evaluation if you have mold damage concerns.

Did You Know that SERVPRO Remediates BOTH Commercial and Residential Water Damage in Hyde Park?

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

large modern warehouse Warehouse items are certainly not meant to get wet. Contact SERVPRO for water removal from your storage facility.

Commercial Water Removal Hyde Park

Garden centers are typically located in more remote areas of Dutchess county and can often lack the insulation or infrastructure to remain protected from adverse weather conditions. The impact of heavy rainfall or high winds can result in flooding of greenhouses as well as warehouse spaces drowning precious stock and forcing temporary closure. Our services boast extensive restoration experience with commercial clients along the Hudson River, and we have a reputation for working both fast and effectively.

You may need professional commercial water removal in Hyde Park if your warehouses are exposed to heavy rainfall or as the result of groundwater flooding. SERVPRO offers proven procedures to remove large volumes of water from commercial spaces using industrial equipment. Our trucks are fitted with water extractors capable of removing hundreds of gallons of water in one sitting. We can also deploy powerful gas-powered pumping equipment to reduce standing water levels. 

As a commercial retail client, you may need additional off-site storage while work is undertaken. In some situations, water removal and appropriate drying procedures can take several days. SERVPRO operates with off-site climate-controlled warehouses that can be used for the temporary storage of stock or other valuable items while work is underway. Alternatively, our team can remove items to a dry warehouse, placing them on plastic sheeting with dehumidifiers to help remove any imbibed moisture. 

A structure can take on excess moisture content exposed to standing water for an extended period. Natural materials can absorb large amounts, which can lead to warping or buckling. Equally, concrete flooring can sustain water damage after absorbing moisture. Moisture inside flooring can expand, causing cracking or become a hotbed for microbial growth. Using a combination of rapid-air movers and dehumidification equipment SERVPRO can reduce the moisture content levels of structural materials in your warehouse. Reducing moisture content to the correct level can significantly reduce the expense and losses of your claim.


Commercial clients in need of well-resourced restoration services can contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for assistance. 

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