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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Poughkeepsie, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County today at (845) 635-4550 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do I Clear Flood Water and Mud from My Poughkeepsie House?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

A home with standing water and sand bags at the front door. Let SERVPRO relive some of your flood damage stress.

Lower levels of your home can quickly get overwhelmed with flood water during a disaster, but our SERVPRO team can help with extraction, drying, and cleaning approaches. 

Cleaning up after a Poughkeepsie flood loss can be a considerable challenge, especially when you feel like you have to do it on your own. Many homeowners might not realize that despite not having adequate insurance to protect their properties against the flood forces of nature, that they are not without the possibility of securing knowledgeable and experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Flood damage in Poughkeepsie homes after a storm loss can be widespread and overwhelming to see. It involves many different stages of restoration and recovery for even experienced professionals, ranging from the removal of flood debris in the house to protecting the contents of the residence with fast choices regarding recovery and restoration.

Where Can I Expect the Worst Flood Damages? 

Flooding is sometimes an unavoidable force that can target specific areas of your home worse than others. Because of factors like gravity and or access points that are not made from destructive storm forces, several points are more susceptible to contending with standing water and natural flooding threats. Some of these areas include:

  • Finished Basements
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Lower levels of split-level homes
  • Garages 

Who is Responsible for Flood Debris Removal? 

Because of the severity of natural flooding for properties and the potential contamination that these disasters can introduce, debris removal becomes a vital service to begin immediately. While some property owners might attempt this on their own, many potential health hazards could exist, and often DIY debris removal is less thorough than what our professionals can do for your home. Some of the emergency services that we can provide include:

  • Muck Out – Whether shoveling or wet vacuuming out mud, muck, and debris, removing solids from the property left behind by intruding floodwater is vital. 
  • Content Management – Assessing the condition of individual belongings in your home is another crucial step, as this can show when your possessions need cleaning or complex restoration solutions that can only occur off-site at our SERVPRO facility.
  • Controlled Demolition – With a team of in-house residential contractors experienced in nearly all facets of the building trades, we can offer efficient controlled demolition that can save time and money if reconstruction is necessary moving forward. 

What Tools Are Best for Removing Natural Flood Effects? 

One of the most hazardous obstacles for our restoration technicians to overcome, when we arrive at your home, is standing water. With invading murky waters that are expected to be contaminated with multiple substances, bacteria, and wildlife, we must carefully begin efforts like extraction to ensure that the right measures get taken at the right times to maximize water removal, drying, and disinfection of the house in their respective stages. There are several tools vital for the removal of contaminated surface water, and these include:

  • Trash Pumps – Gas-powered extractors like these have much larger intake and discharge than the more traditional electric submersible pumps that our professionals might use in clean-water incidents. By removing solids as well as water from the area, we can reduce cleaning times later or the obstacles present with controlled demolition. 
  • Truck-Mount Pumps – Truck-mounted pumps are the fiercest extraction tools in our inventory, capable of removing standing water at a force of 300 psi. When widespread water is a concern, especially several inches deep or more, truck extractors can be a wise choice in removal for the house. 
  • Wet Vacuums – Wet vacuums are among the most versatile of the extraction and cleaning tools that our professionals can use on a loss site. Not only can these portable machines make a substantial difference in shallow standing water, but they can also play a vital role in removing some of the solids carried in with the flooding. 

What Makes SERVPRO a Wise Choice for these Emergencies? 

There are many reasons that our professionals have become a solid choice for post-flood recovery for homes and businesses. Part of this has to do with our fast and confident response that can often see our technicians arriving within hours of your first call to our emergency line. We also continually work to educate our technicians on the latest practices and approaches for efficient and effective drying and extraction using advanced tools and machines. We work hard to make flood losses “Like it never even happened.”

No matter how destructive flooding might initially appear in your home, our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team can help with effective cleaning and restoration practices. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that means you can reach us 24/7 by calling (845) 635-4550.

How Can I Quickly Get Water Out of My Poughkeepsie Home?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

pooling water on living room floor Don't let water damage ruin your floors. Call SERVPRO today!

Use SERVPRO to Professionally Clear Your Poughkeepsie Residence of Water 

Regardless of the source of flooding in your home, not removing the water promptly can cause damage. If it sits too long, water can delaminate carpets, cause air pockets to form under linoleum, and warp wooden flooring. 

There is only a shallow layer of water across my home, is it still a problem? 

  • It only takes a small amount to buckle or split floorboards, so water removal for Poughkeepsie homes is needed even faster. Fortunately, each SERVPRO office has an extensive inventory of commercial-grade equipment designed for the task. 
  • Standard Extraction Wands – These devices look similar to the ones available for rent at major retailers, but ours are far more versatile. Technicians can adjust the vacuum rate for the best possible result without delaminating carpet layers or splitting floorboards. They can also adjust a heating element to increase the temperature to speed up the drying process carefully. 
  • Self-Propelled Extractors – For large, carpeted areas, these devices work more efficiently. An operator can walk behind or ride these versions to remove the water out of every square-foot of your carpet. 
  • Technician Carried Extractors – These smaller devices have a portable power-source and water tank. They are instrumental in tight spaces like closets. 

What happens after you remove the water? 

Team members detach carpets from the floors and roll them out of the way. Since carpet pads deteriorate rapidly, they dispose of them, unroll the carpets, then dry them and the floor using air movers to generate a warm airflow on one side and a box fan to pull damp air away. 

How quickly can you dry out my home?

Each SERVPRO team works quickly, but the time needed depends on the amount of water in your home and if there is damage requiring restoration or replacement. 

To learn more about what SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County can do for your home, call us today at (845) 635-4550. We are here for you. 

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How Can I Minimize Business Interruptions After a Water Incident?

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

"Open for Business" We understand the need for continuing business as usual during restoration efforts. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPROS Ready Plan Can Save You Time and Help Keep Your Business Operational During Water Extraction and Restoration Efforts.

Anytime operations are brought to a standstill, sales and revenue are threatened, customers may turn to competitors, and yet the costs continue. Avoiding any work stoppage is a top priority for business owners. Water leaks or floods from burst plumbing can quickly bring a company to a halt until repairs can be made, and the water is extracted from affected areas.

SERVPRO provides commercial water extraction services in Poughkeepsie and surrounding areas. We understand how important it is for businesses to remain open to their customers providing services and products as needed. That's why we offer our 1 – 4 – 8 guarantee! We respond to your call within one hour, our team is onsite within 4 hours, and we provide reports on status to you and your insurance company within 8 hours. In most situations, we are onsite within one hour. We also offer our Emergency READY Program to improve our response even further.

Minimizing Business Interruptions

Our 1 – 4 – 8 guarantee provides a great deal of assurance to our customers. However, if we lose valuable time after arriving on site because no one knows where the keys are for locked rooms or where the main water shut off valve is or who can make decisions, we risk further damage and delays. Avoiding delays is the reason we created the Emergency READY Program so that everyone knows whom to call and what emergency procedures to follow.

SERVPRO works with your company's designated contact to create a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile containing all of the relevant information needed during a water damage emergency. The creation of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is free. Our clients have found we save valuable time, leading to faster action and faster recovery. Combine our fast response guarantee with our SERVPRO Emergency Program to minimize the impact of water damage on your company's operations.

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

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Poughkeepsie After A Fire

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

A blue glove with soot on it after a fire We have the best techniques for cleaning the soot off of your belongings. Please call our experts right away to prevent further damage.

Smoke Puff Back Furnace Poughkeepsie

What can you do when furnace puff back affects your property?

To give your home the best chance of a full recovery without causing further harm to paintwork or carpets, you should enlist professional fire damage restoration services from the Poughkeepsie area.

What is a smoke puff back made from?

Smoke puff back from a furnace in your Poughkeepsie property is a composite of different soils that can stain furniture, embed into carpets, cause odors or damage your paintwork. You can expect to find a mixture of wet and dry soots in a furnace puff back. Some soots may be several months old, which can vary the texture, greasiness, and cleaning methods we need to use. It is prudent to pre-test each soot to understand how they react to cleaning methods as well as how the base material reacts.

Do not apply water or household cleaning products until necessary or with expert advice. Some puff backs can contain fuel oil, which is insoluble in water. Applying a water-based cleaning product to oil-based soiling can split, which usually results in spreading fire damages further around. SERVPRO technicians stock a full range of water and oil-based chemical agents to help remove soots from surfaces with minimum harm.

What is furnace puff back?

A puff back occurs when there is un-burned oil at the bottom of a boiler or heater's combustion chamber. When the ignition is applied, the un-burned oil quickly explodes, sending fuel oil, ash, soots, and other debris through the venting system. While the force of the explosion is not usually enough to cause structural damage to your home, it can dislodge soot buildup inside venting and create enough pressure for soots or debris to be blasted out of return ducks throughout the home. A common sign of a furnace puff back is soot lines directly above and in front of ducts.

Why does puff back occur, and how to avoid it?

The most common cause of a puff back is poor maintenance of a boiler or fuel burner. Over the years of use, boilers perform less efficiently. These can be the result of blocked ignition or spray nozzles that leave oil un-burned in the combustion chamber. Issues can also be the result of:

- Improper shut-down of the boiler
- Leaky or loose-fitting fuel supply lines
- Inadequate chimney fittings (too short) or weak installation of a furnace in the home
- Heavy usage over long periods
- Leaving flues closed during operation

What signs are there that a puff back could occur?

Usually, there are warning signals that a homeowner can be aware of to prevent a puff back from occurring. The most common signs are odorous, dirty, or noisy operation of the furnace. Unusual sounds, smells, or emissions can all be symptoms of an inefficient furnace. These can often be treated cheaply by getting professional inspection and repair. Further signs may include:

- Soots or other types of marking around the furnace
- Slow ignition
- Slow shut-down
- Rumbling noises in your boiler
- Oily smells from both venting ducts and furnace itself.

What can I do to remedy a puff back?

Smoke puff backs are composed of wet and dry smoke residues as well as fuel oil. These can make cleaning efforts challenging without industry training and experience. However, relatively safe measures you can take are to shut-down your boiler. Light-vacuuming, the affected area, can be an effective way of tackling dry soots. You may also want to avoid foot traffic in the affected area to prevent any residual soots from pushing into carpet fibers or other areas.

Is puff back smoke damage on my carpets permanent?

SERVPRO technicians can help you to understand which items are salvageable and which are not salvageable. Our workers conduct a simple equation regarding the cost of replacement, cost of restoration, and cost of materials before deciding to discard carpets. Often our exceptional pre-cleaning, pre-conditioning, and rotary machines can help to reduce heavy soils from a carpet and restore it to a preloss condition.

Massive set soiling in thick carpets can also benefit from emulsifying cleaning technology. Emulsifying powders can be applied directly onto most carpets and loosens the bond of soots and carpet fibers. Often the emulsifying powder dislodges soots successfully with both soot and powder being extracted from the carpet at the end of service. If your carpet features thin carpet fibers, you may benefit from a replacement that SERVPRO can perform for you on-site.

Furnace puff backs are not easily avoidable, but they can impact your home visually, physically, and affect your indoor air quality. Using professional assistance can help to ensure that your property returns to its preloss condition without the risk of further harm occurring.

If you suspect a furnace puff-back in your home, contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550.

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Structural Damage After A Fire In Your Poughkeepsie Property

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Fire Damage Poughkeepsie

A commercial fire can destroy a building in a matter of minutes, especially if there are a variety of chemicals stored on-site, such as paint and other flammable materials. The fire department can extinguish the fire relatively quickly. However, there is lots of additional damage to the contents and the structure. Everything is black with soot, soaked with water, and the structural integrity of the building may be compromised.

SERVPRO responds to commercial fire damage calls in Poughkeepsie. Also, we provide service to several communities in the surrounding area. We provide a 1-4-8 guarantee to our customers. We return your call in less than one hour, our crew is on-site in less than 4 hours, and we provide a status report to the client and the insurance adjuster in less than eight hours. With over 25 accredited employees, we provide a comprehensive restoration service to our clients.

Assessment and Recovery
Every situation is different depending on the amount of damage and the size and type of commercial building. We recover everything that is undamaged by the fire and move it off-site for cleaning and storage. We return these items later to the company.

After a fire, there can be a great deal of wet debris that must be moved out and discarded. Our team may wear protective suits while completing this phase. There can be harmful chemicals mixed in with the debris. The fire may have damaged the structure, and smoke penetrated the walls, ceiling spaces damaging wiring and ducts, as well as flooring materials.

In many cases, SERVPRO recommends the removal of all drywall, false ceilings, and flooring materials to expose the structure. Structural elements can be cleaned if needed or repaired. The entire building may need to be rewired at the same time, along with replacing heating ducts before installing a new ceiling, wall, and floor materials.

At SERVPRO, we understand how important it is to restart business operations. We work closely with the customer, subcontractors, and insurance adjusters to minimize the time needed to restore and repair your commercial space.

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for 24/7 service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Restoration In Poughkeepsie Can Require Wet Cleaning Walls

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

A hallway with a large amount of fire damage and soot on the walls and floors. Let SERVPRO assist and use our methods for your Poughkeepsie home after a fire damage.

Fire damage to your Poughkeepsie can be super tricky depending on the different surfaces in your home.

When an inferno breaks out on your Poughkeepsie property, a significant portion of the problems that get caused can be related to the smoke coming from the blaze. Smoke coming from an item that burns can cause different types of fire damage, including the presence of pungent aromas and soot residues. Even if the blaze was minor, mitigating issues the smoke created could become costly and time-consuming.

During a fire damage situation in Poughkeepsie, the smoke could have traveled far away from the source of the blaze. These partially combusted particles can also penetrate deep into the building materials and contents inside your house that contain porous surfaces such as softwood or drywall. The smoke can also vary when different fuels get burned during the inferno. The various types of smoke can adhere differently to surfaces inside your residence.

The general rule a professional restoration company like SERVPRO uses when determining the best soot residue cleaning method is that porous surfaces are best cleaned using dry rags or sponges and non-porous surfaces come out best using wet cleaning methods with water-based detergents. For example, your wooden walls and ones that are painted with a water-resistant gloss can be cleaned with H2O-based products, but other surfaces could soak up moisture and are best cleaned with dry methods.

When cleaning soiled walls, using wet cleaning methods, our SERVPRO technicians first test clean the area to figure out which chemical products will work best on your various surfaces. Once we determine the best products and techniques to use, we start the process by moving your furniture away from the walls and creating a staging area by coating your floors near the affected walls with plastic to prevent solid chemicals from falling onto your flooring.

We then mix the chemical product with the manufacturer's suggested amount of water and put it into a bucket. Next, we take rags and submerge them into the mixed solution. We use the wet rags to clean your walls with side to side strokes. After cleansing the affected areas, we then use our wall rinse solution on the affected regions.

If you ever need help cleaning your wood panel walls after they get coated with soot residues, call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 24/7.

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What Few People Know About SERVPRO’s Certifications in Poughkeepsie

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

EPA lead certification logo It's important to find a company that knows what they are doing when it comes to lead. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians.

Why SERVPRO’s EPA Lead-Safe Trained Team Should Be by Your Side in Poughkeepsie

Homes, including apartments, townhouses, and condominiums, built before 1978 can expose you, your family, and anyone entering to the hazards of exposure to lead paint. A common ingredient in paints before the passage of legislation banning its use in the late 1970s, daily wear and tear, rehabbing, or repair of affected surfaces can create chips and dust easily inhaled or ingested by occupants. 

Disaster Restoration Efforts and Potential Lead Exposure

The efforts of restoration professionals after a water, fire, mold, or another disaster can unintentionally dislodge bits of lead-based paint. Particularly when building materials suffer from damage extreme enough to require tear-out and removal in Poughkeepsie, lead awareness by both property owners and restoration crews is vital. Protection for you and your loved ones is why hiring a firm such as ours that is EPA Lead-Safe Certified is mandatory.

Restoration Tasks that Disturb Lead Compounds 

When appropriately trained and certified managers and technicians devise and implement a restoration plan after water, fire, mold, and other losses, the agenda can include tasks likely to produce the lead dust dangerous to anyone coming in contact. Drilling holes, saw cutting, scraping, and sanding all can loosen the lead-based coating. The resulting particles are tiny, impossible to see with the naked eye. They drift on air currents, get pulled into HVAC systems, and settle on surfaces throughout all spaces in your premises. Proficiency in proactive management of this dust is why SERVPRO commits to EPA Lead-Safe certification.

Who Is Most Vulnerable to Lead Dust?

Children are most likely to be poisoned by lead dust, touching surfaces and objects, such as toys, sprinkled with it, and then putting contaminated fingers and items in their mouths. Ingestion of lead dust can lead to:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavior issues
  • Diminished motor skills
  • Lowered intelligence
  • Hearing loss
  • Brain damage
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches

Prevention of these severe and permanent problems is a primary reason why SERVPRO obtained EPA Lead-Safe certification.  

Lead Safe Work Practices

The EPA established a protocol to determine if lead is present --  the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. Restoration companies that disturb paint inside pre-1978-built homes, apartments, schools, and daycare facilities must follow this mandate. Compliance with this rule for the safety of occupants and technicians is why SERVPRO supervisors complete the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program. Straightforward safeguards can prevent the spread of and contact with lead dust:

  • Determine if the space under restoration contains lead, the inspection and testing completed by certified companies.
  • Communicate with building owners if lead is found, reviewing and receiving customer sign-off on documents that explain the risks.
  • Construct a work area containment system, sealing the HVAC system and employing negative pressure, HEPA filtered air scrubbers and personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers
  • Remove, bag, and seal all lead-contaminated materials, vacuum with HEPA-filter-equipped units and wipe down surfaces top to bottom. 

Our commitment to transforming lead-dust contaminated spaces to clean and safe environments is why SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County pledges to maintain our EPA Lead-Safe certification for our customers. Call us at (845) 635-4550 for an in-depth consultation and assessment of your circumstances.

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Some Ways to Avoid Storm Damage Issues in Poughkeepsie

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooded kitchen Regardless of the room or rooms in your home that flooding has affected, contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation efforts.

Flood Removal In Poughkeepsie Could Involve Removing Your Carpets And Padding

If an intense snowstorm ever rolls into the Poughkeepsie area, the result can be snow accumulations that reach over a foot or more. Once the snow starts melting when it warms up, moisture could enter your home and cause you to have to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO to conduct flood removal. When dealing with H2O that comes into your structure from the outdoors, the water could be contaminated.

When conducting flood removal in Poughkeepsie, our SERVPRO technicians know that we are dealing with moisture that does not come from a clean source. H2O that enters your building due to severe weather gets classified as either category two or three situations. For example, if snow melting on your roof is the source of the problem, then the moisture could contain contaminants, so it is considered a category two problem. However, if the water entering your house is muddy water coming from snow melting on the ground and entering, then the situation and be classified as a category three scenario which gets treated the same as a sewage backup because the moisture is more than likely contaminated.

If muddy waters enter your dwelling, we can remove all of the porous materials inside your home, such as your carpets, upholstered furniture, and possibly your drywall. If contaminated moisture saturates any of your porous building materials or contents, then they could become affected by harmful bacteria, parasites, or fungi. Because of this, when dealing with category three or "black" water sources, we always remove your carpets and pad if they have retained moisture. We can also remove any wet drywall by cutting the material up from the floor. For instance, if your drywall is only wet at the very bottom, we can cut a foot or two up from the floors.

After your carpets and drywall get removed, we can then treat your subfloors and wall studs. If your subfloors got saturated by the category three moisture, then we can dry it out and then seal it with a specialized sealant paint to trap any harmful microorganisms or malodor particles. If the materials only got a little damp, then we can use a hand sprayer to spray them with a disinfectant. 

If you ever need help after snow melts and moisture enters your home, call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 any day of the week.

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Water Damage In Your Poughkeepsie Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

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The Water is Gone, But the Smell Won't Leave My Poughkeepsie House!

All homeowners are susceptible to water damage. It can come from a window left open by mistake on a rainy day, from an overflowing bathtub or a broken pipe. As the seasons change, plumbing in older homes feels the pressure of adjusting to warmer temperatures, and the strain can sometimes be enough to disrupt your home. Regardless of the source, water can cause more damage than one may think, and a professional water restoration service becomes an essential component in bringing your home back to normal.

Those who live in Poughkeepsie and need water removal services have the benefit of having our SERVPRO crew readily available. Our team works around the clock to be nimble enough to respond to your emergency as soon as it happens. The water damage does not have to be catastrophic for you to benefit from our expertise. On the contrary, our array of techniques and industry tools allow us to serve water disasters of all sizes. Call and invite us into your home to assess the damage and establish a path to restoration.

Frequently homeowners fail to plan for the smell left behind by water leaks. Whenever water is left standing for any significant amount of time, your home may experience a residual smell that is not masked by scented candles or aroma diffusers. Once the water source is under control and humidity levels are reestablished, our SERVPRO team determines the best agents to counteract the odor lingering in your home. Depending on your needs, our knowledgeable technicians explore different techniques. These may include odor counteracting beads, mist deodorizers, ozone generators, and fog deodorizers, among others. The severity of the smell, its source, and the permeability of the items retaining it all play an essential role in deciding which method to use. When you call us, you can rest assured that our crew makes an educated decision based on your specific situation.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is at your disposal whenever water damage takes over your home. Call us at (845) 635-4550 as soon as you detect the issue and let us get to work! Like you, we aim to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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