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Need Bathroom Mold Removal in Poughkeepsie – Call SERVPRO

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

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Mold Inspection and Mold Removal Services in Poughkeepsie – Call SERVPRO

Poughkeepsie is in the Hudson Valley, midway between Albany and New York City. The population is approximately 40,000. The region was settled in the 17th century by Dutch settlers and charted as a city in 1854. Poughkeepsie is actually two different places. The city of Poughkeepsie and the town of Poughkeepsie. Residents generally refer to the two cities as the same place and combined; they have approximately 75,000 people.

Poughkeepsie is located in a great area of the state, offering attractions and outdoor activities for residents and visitors. Several are listed as follows:

  • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
  • Locust Grove Estate
  • Vassar College
  • Frances Lehman Loeb - Art Center at Vassar College
  • Adams Faircacre Farms
  • Marist College
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
  • Bardavan Opera House
  • The Waterfront
  • The Poughkeepsie Post Office
  • Adriance Memorial Library

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

The Walkway Over the Hudson is a State Historical Park, which was originally a railway bridge over the Hudson River and built-in 1889. The bridge was taken out of service in 1974 and joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The bridge was designated and upgraded in 2009 as the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. The bridge is extremely popular, hosting almost 600,000 visitors in 2017. It is the world's second-longest pedestrian footbridge – 6768 feet.

The footbridge connects the Hudson Valley Rail Trail to the Dutchess Rail Trail. The Walkway is part of the New York State Park System, opens at 7 am, and closes at dusk. There is a parking charge, and there are restrooms available at each end of the Walkway. Cyclists and walkers are welcome, and the Walkway is relatively wheelchair-free, and dogs must be kept on a leash.

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market features fresh farm vegetables, meat, fruit, poultry, eggs, maple products, and baked goods. In addition to prepared food vendors, there are also local artisans selling hand-crafted items. The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is located in the Pavilion on 75N Water St., Poughkeepsie. It will be open on Monday afternoons from 3 pm to 6:30 pm for the 2021 market season.

The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is also open along the Poughkeepsie Waterfront and has helped focus on bringing fresh fruit and food to city residents and families. The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a certified SNAP Market and participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (WIC).

Mold Inspections, Remediation, and Removal in High Humidity Areas

Many bathrooms are poorly ventilated and, combined with warm moist air, provide the perfect conditions for mold infestations to form. The bathroom may not be equipped with an exhaust fan, or residents forget to open a window while taking a shower. Mold can appear on ceilings inside on the top of the shower and other areas of the bathroom.

Mold removal must be accomplished carefully in Poughkeepsie homes to avoid releasing spores into the air. Plastic containment sheets may be required to prevent mold from spreading to uncontaminated areas.

Once we establish containment, we focus on mold removal:

  • We remove mold from Porous materials 
  • HEPA vacuuming or detergent solutions are used on nonporous materials.
  • Heavy concentrations may require removal if structural integrity is compromised.

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County for mold removal in Poughkeepsie and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 635-4550.

Look for Ways to Protect Your Home From Heavy Rains

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

"bright blue rain splashing into a pool of water If you need help dealing with any damage caused by water, contact SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess today.

If you’re a Poughkeepsie homeowner, we have a question for you: How many homeowners do you think file water damage claims every year?

The answer is probably more than you think. It’s in the millions. One out of every 50 American homeowners will likely file a water damage claim in 2021.

The size of our individual social circles varies. Still, depending on how many people you know, more than one of your friends, family members, coworkers or acquaintances might file a water damage claim this year.

So if you find yourself dealing with home water damage, you won’t be the only one. While our team hopes you don’t have to file a water damage claim, we’ll be here to help if you do.

Causes of Water Damage

You probably know some of the most obvious ways water can damage your home. They include problems like a flash flood or a burst pipe.

But heavy rains can be a significant cause of water damage. This is especially true if there are home maintenance issues that go unaddressed over time.

Don’t Let Heavy Rains Damage Your Home

We have insights into how you can protect your home from suffering water damage now and in the future. Here’s some good news: Basic home maintenance can help you stay safe from water damage.

Get to know how your yard drains. Understanding the way your yard drains is vital to protecting your home. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.

Learn the value of native plant landscaping. It might not sound like a big issue, but landscaping makes a difference. Many people don’t realize that the right landscaping at your home can make a big difference in preventing water damage. Talk with landscaping experts in the area or visit a native plant sale for tips and ideas.

Consider if sealing your roof could be a helpful move Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step. Talk with a roofing specialist for details.

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

Recovering from Water Leaks in Poughkeepsie

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Assists with Water Mitigation in Your Poughkeepsie Home

Water leaks range from a slow drip that is easy to fix to catastrophic damage to your home. Regardless of the size of the leak, it is essential to address it as quickly as possible. 

Dealing with a significant leak and water mitigation in your Poughkeepsie home requires immediate attention to detail. Our team of trained technicians understands the importance of dealing with home disasters quickly to mitigate further damages.  SERVPRO is quick to extract excess water as one of the first steps toward restoration.

Technicians use various extraction equipment, including:

  • Submersible pumps when the water is two or more inches deep.
  • Truck-mounted or portable extractions for excess water in carpets and other types of flooding.
  • Carpet wands effectively remove water from carpets.
  • Squeegee wands remove water from all other hard surfaces. 

For 24/7 assistance with a leak in your home, contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Looking for Repairs After a Flood in Hyde Park?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

flooded road You need expert assistance for any level of flood damage in your business property. Call SERVPRO today for help.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Repairs for Hyde Park Businesses

Recovering after a flood in your commercial property does not have to be the end of your business. SERVPRO provides professional restoration assistance promptly. We make it "Like it never even happened."

After completing the significant portion of restoration from flood damage in your Hyde Park business, you may notice smaller issues that need resolving. For instance, you may see spots on your upholstered furniture. Spots are substances added to the fiber, whereas stains usually refer to colored soils. Contaminated flood water can produce both spots and stains. 

When Cleaning Spots or Stains on your Upholstery, Technicians Follow these Principles:

  • Start with the least aggressive technique and product; you can always use more potent chemicals and more agitation if needed.
  • Use like products for dissolving soils: water-based products clean water-based soils, whereas oil-based products clean oil-based soils. 
  • Start with dry cleaning before attempting to clean with water or oil-based products. 

For 24/7 assistance restoring your business after a flood, contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550.

Advice for Dover Plains Business Owners Dealing With the Pandemic

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

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We’re here to support businesses operating in Dover Plains and the surrounding communities. One of the reasons we’re so passionate about that work is because we’re local business owners, too.

Building a business isn’t easy. The people who decide to provide services to members of our community work hard to succeed. It takes a lot of work and plenty of long days and nights.

Most business owners dedicate time to planning for the future and charting a course for success, too.

Even the best five-year plan can’t predict everything, though. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most obvious examples of this fact. If you’re like most business owners, you’ve spent a lot of time lately looking for new ways to reach and service your customers.

Some local business owners have opted to open up restaurants, stores and companies again for in-person services. Others are finding new ways to work from home and offer products and services online. Regardless of how you’re moving forward, there’s help out there for you.

Opening Your Business Safely

You can find help and support during this uncertain time. There are business loans and tips, advice and more from sources you can trust.

If you’re open and serving customers in-person, you’re likely looking for ways to keep your employees and the customers you serve safer. That’s where we can help you.

Our team will get your business “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” Here’s what that means:

We consult with you about your business’ needs and organize an individualized cleaning plan.

Then, our team will clean your space. Our technicians use a high-level system to ensure you’re ready for customers. We use proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards directly from the CDC.

Finally, we’ll certify your business. And you can open with confidence.

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

Looking to Repair Your Poughkeepsie Home After a Fire?

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to cleanup and restore your property and personal belongings after a fire takes place.

SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage Restoration for Your Poughkeepsie Home

Poughkeepsie, New York, is a city found in the Hudson Valley, between New York City and Albany. Affectionately known as "The Queen City of the Hudson," it is a popular tourist destination, particularly for people who enjoy various outdoor activities. It is also a great place to escape from the daily grind of the city since it is just 90 minutes from Manhattan. 

Poughkeepsie, derived from the Wappinger language, U-puku-ipi-sing, has the rough meaning of "the reed-covered lodge by the little water place." This refers to a stream in the area that fed into the Hudson River. The Dutch initially settled the city in the 17th century. Shortly after the American Revolution, Poughkeepsie was one of New York's first early capitals before eventually settling in Albany. 

Present-day Poughkeepsie offers a plethora of outdoor activities including, hiking, kayaking, skeet shooting, and horseback riding. There is something for just about everybody to enjoy in the region. Many people take advantage of the vast trail system in the area. Another popular activity amongst visitors and locals is scenic drives during the fall to view the beautiful leaves showcasing the emerging season change from fall to winter.

The former railroad bridge, now called the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, is currently a pedestrian bridge. It sits at 212 feet above the Hudson, providing visitors a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. It is the world's longest pedestrian footbridge, with a total length of 6,768 feet (1.28 miles). It averages over 600,000 visitors per year. On the east bank of the former railroad bridge is Poughkeepsie and on the west bank is Highland. Interestingly, during WWII, the bridge was painted black to not be a visible target at night. 

Here are Some Important Dates in the Bridge's History:

  • 1889: The double-track railroad bridge reached completion as part of the Maybrook Railroad Line.
  • 1974: Taken out of service due to a fire, most likely from a spark from a train breaking. It was challenging to put out due to the height of the bridge and un-cleared pipes. 
  • 1979: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2008: Entry updated in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2009: Opened as a pedestrian walkway. 

SERVPRO Repairs Your Home Following a Fire

Fire damage restoration is multifaceted as each fire situation is unique, requiring different things to restore your home to pre-fire conditions. First and foremost, our technicians wish to keep your family safe while also ensuring the workers' safety. Although each situation is different, technicians handle each emergency carefully. 

Emergency Service Activities May Include:

  • If electricity was compromised, technicians establish temporary power.
  • Boarding up the structure to keep your home safe from intruders or wildlife.
  • Conducting thorough building inspections to ensure health and safety standards. 
  • Drying the structure after fire-fighting efforts. 

For 24/7 assistance with home restoration in Poughkeepsie and the surrounding areas, contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Helping Beekman Homeowners Get Ready for Spring

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

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

Beekman residents are finally starting to gear up for a new season after a long, cold winter.

If you have a serious case of spring fever, you aren’t alone. As we welcome March, most of us are already dreaming of how we’re going to spend our weekends when it’s warmer and sunnier outside.

Now is a great time to start planning new projects, too. Whether you enjoy gardening, grilling or spending time outdoors, spring brings with it plenty of possibilities.

There’s no doubt spring is an enjoyable time of year, but like any season, it can bring specific hazards. Spring storms are something homeowners have to be prepared to handle and manage.

While we don’t have the ability to control when a storm hits, we can do things to ensure we’re prepared to weather one when it happens.

Prioritize These Important Home Projects

When you’re making your next home improvement to-do list, be sure these items have a spot on it:

Get rid of any tree branches and limbs hanging over your roof. Limbs and branches that hang over your roof create hazards during a storm. Winds can bring them down and cause damage. You can prevent this from happening by cutting them down.

Clean your gutters this (and every) season. Clean channels allow water to move around your home the correct way. Don’t let water backup up your home and cause water damage.

Look for issues with your roof. Be sure your roof doesn’t have any missing shingles. It would help if you were mindful of the signs of a leak, too.

Don’t let items around your home become hazards. Be sure your patio furniture or other similar things don’t become tools for the wind to damage your home.

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

Fire Restoration in Hyde Park Gets Professional Attention from SERVPRO

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Containment of a fire damaged property is no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the fire restoration service needed.

Local Hyde Park Homeowners Count on SERVPRO for Fire Restoration

The obvious part of cleaning a home post-fire damage is the removal of the charred items. The mitigation that SERVPRO performs for local properties goes far beyond that step.

When SERVPRO technicians handle fire restoration in Hyde Park properties, they do far more than taking out items too burned for any type of reuse by cleaning. Typical standard procedures during the cleanup after a fire in a property include:

  • Containment to halt the spread of soot
  • Improvement of air quality through the use of specialized equipment
  • Removal of soot and smoke damage residues from surfaces

Two necessary actions to finalize the cleanup of the residence involve duct cleaning and odor control. During a fire, hot air can push itself into the ductwork and other areas of the room. Anywhere the soot particles remain, they continue to produce pungent smoke odors. SERVPRO techs can clean the ducts and treat the property to eradicate any remaining odors within the house.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 stands ready to serve local Hyde Park residents for all types and sizes of fire restoration services. 

How to Move Forward After Your Millbrook Business Is Impacted by 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 NW & SW Dutchess knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. Here are some of our best tips in choosing the right restoration

If you had to ask most people what the biggest lesson they learned from the COVID-19 pandemic was, they’d like to say it’s that it’s not possible to be prepared for how quickly things can change.

Business owners, especially, understand this point. Over the past year, they’ve changed how they deliver services, meet customers and promote their business. Though pandemics aren’t usually part of a business owner’s disaster plans, most business owners have plans to deal with more commonplace natural disasters, like fires, floods and severe storms.

But our time working with other business owners has taught us that having a plan in place and following that plan after a disaster isn’t always the same thing. It can be difficult to focus and move forward after your business is damaged.

We know that businesses can succeed even after a disaster, so our team has pulled together some of the best advice we can give business owners facing a restoration scenario.

Preparing to Open Your Business Again

You can reopen your business quickly and efficiently after a disaster. Here’s how we recommend that you do it:

Implement your disaster plan. It’s good to take another look at your disaster plan after your business is impacted by a fire or a flood. For some businesses, that may include moving to a backup location.

Be there for your employees, too. Look for ways you can share resources that are available with your employees. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a great place to start.

Partner with your insurance company. Be sure to take photographs of the damage and take inventory of everything that was damaged. If your insurer asks for documents, provide them as quickly as you can. You’ll want to work to keep this process running smoothly.

Stay in touch with members of your community. Reach out to your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your community regularly so that they know where you are in the restoration process or if they can find you at a new, temporary location. Social media or an email list can help you through this process.

Work with the right partners. Choose competent professionals to work on your restoration process and repair any of the damage. It will make opening up again easier.

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.

Commercial Flood Damage in Poughkeepsie Gets Fast Action

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

commercial building flooded out. Flood damage can stop the process of work. Call SERVPRO for the flood damage restoration services to have your company back up and running.

SERVPRO is Ready to Cleanup Commercial Flood Damage in Poughkeepsie 

Water damage can occur at any time in a New York business. However, weekends and holidays are incredibly daunting because a day or two may pass before the damage gets discovered. 

There are two things for getting commercial flood damage in Poughkeepsie business properties taken care of. The first is to install environmental monitoring within the structure. Numerous types can detect elevated moisture in the vicinity indicating a water damage event of some sort. Another app that helps is the SERVPRO® Ready Plan. This free app allows business owners to report damage and get the mitigation going. This app has easy-to-use features such as:

  • Create a profile that tells the chain of command for decision-making to authorize cleanup work
  • Establishes SERVPRO as the chosen restoration company
  • Provides the locations of shutoff valves
  • Allows for creating a list of the highest priority locations and articles within the structure

When site-monitoring devices and the free SERVPRO app get used in tandem, it creates a way for property owners to get the cleanup started as fast as possible to minimize damage to the structure and contents.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 is available 24/7 to handle commercial flood damage in Poughkeepsie properties.