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Commercial Water Damage in Poughkeepsie

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

STOREFRONTS IN TOWN Let SERVPRO keep your Poughkeepsie business "open" for business following water damage.

Why Is SERVPRO the Trusted Choice for Water Removal?

Commercial property can be at higher risk of suffering from water leaks, burst pipes, or flooding than a private residence. Due to the higher usage of plumbing systems in cafes, restaurants, or bars, it is not uncommon for property managers to experience water emergencies. Often, these emergencies can cause a temporary closure, during which time the business itself suffers a loss of revenue. Since We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, call SERVPRO to protect your business.

We provide professional assessment, remediation, and cleaning services for our business communities that suffer from commercial water damage in Poughkeepsie. Crew chiefs here at SERVPRO are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to carry out vital prevention and cleanup tasks for your business. We can also arrange a service with you immediately on receiving notification of loss, which is exclusive to commercial jobs and emergency services like flooding.

Where there is water, there is likely the presence of microbes. These bacteria can cause unpleasant odors or staining on furnishings. Moreover, they can result in mold growth in the right conditions and if left unchecked. We have the expertise to identify different scales of water damage with the ability to prevent a minor emergency from becoming more severe.

One essential preventative method is establishing proper drying techniques. Standing water can be pumped out to a nearby sewer point. Alternatively, low moisture levels are subjected to water extractors to facilitate removal. Water generally moves from wet to dry and can saturate carpet pads or subfloor- even hard floors like concrete. SERVPRO can remove and dispose of carpet pads, using moisture meters to assess the subfloor.

In cases with significant saturation, we can establish a drying zone. To create a drying zone, SERVPRO places a combination of rapid air movers and dehumidifiers. By controlling the humidity and reducing it to below 40 GPP, we can quickly draw moisture from hard floors or other furnishings.

Protecting assemblies, furnishings, and products for sale or manufacturing are paramount concerns when dealing with water damage in commercial properties. Get your business back on track; contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration When You Need it in Poughkeepsie

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO car in front of school From schools to coffee shops SERVPRO provides commercial-grade fire damage restoration for Poughkeepsie

Call SERVPRO in Poughkeepsie for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Even a smaller commercial property may have an immense amount of inventory onsite. If your Poughkeepsie business has a fire, you have a lot on your shoulders when getting back on your feet. To help lessen the burden, SERVPRO’s fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) are available with proven commercial fire cleanup and restoration services. Whether a blaze occurs during business hours or an overnight shift, you can count on us to be there within hours to begin assessment and cleaning.

What about all of the contents you have? With our commercial fire damage restoration efforts in Poughkeepsie, we have perfected the process of taking detailed inventory for pack-out/move-out situations. This comes in very handy whether you have an office building with desks, files, and equipment or you have a commercial kitchen with appliances, linens, and furnishings.

Let us handle the heavy-lifting as fire cleanup gets underway

In many commercial fire situations, packing up contents and moving them is the best course of action. We separate items to get moved out for cleaning or contents heading to off-site storage so that we have more room to work on the restoration.

During our initial assessment, we take a look at things like:

  • Upholstered items, clothing, and fabrics that call for careful cleaning
  • Small equipment, including office items and electronics, calls for specialized cleaning carried out by trusted local vendors
  • Heavy equipment, such as machinery or large appliances, may have to remain in place for cleaning/restoration
  • Surface soot removal that can get carried out with wet or dry cleaning methods

We tailor each project to the unique needs of our commercial clients, understanding that no two jobs are alike. Our crew works fast to stop secondary damage from moisture and corrosive soot in its tracks.

Contact us at SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County when you require commercial fire damage restoration. Call us at (845) 635-4550.

Large Loss Recovery Tools for Flooded Poughkeepsie Offices

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Inside of office Water damage can impact both you and your customer. Don't go it alone. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

SERVPRO Utilizes Special Tools to Restore Flood Damaged Poughkeepsie Businesses

Because loss incidents are rarely the same from one structure to the next, SERVPRO professionals must arrive with a wide array of recovery tools after flooding and storm damage impact area offices and commercial properties. To fully and ultimately restore and dry flooded spaces, we have to utilize hundreds of drying tools from our leading inventory. 

Tracking the Migration of Moisture

To determine the impact of flood damage on Poughkeepsie offices, SERVPRO professionals must first introduce moisture tracking tools and equipment to the equation. During the initial inspection and evaluation of the grounds, we can use hygrometers, moisture meters, and thermal imagery to identify damp pockets beyond the surface materials to show where moisture migration occurs. 

Removing All Standing Water

As with nearly all flood loss scenarios, removing any standing water from affected areas is essential. While the threat of contamination might exist in specific events, some degree of water removal must still occur to protect the structure. This process combines several extraction and drying tools stocked on our production vehicles in the Green Fleet, including: 

  • Pumps
  • Vacuums
  • Wands
  • Drying Mats

Simultaneous Drying Solutions

Drying must happen all at once for office buildings to ensure that the threat is managed completely. Technicians strategically place dozens of axial and centrifugal air movers throughout the building. We can use a heavy-duty, trailered generator from our stock to supply lights, drying, and other restoration processes when available power is a concern. 

Whole Property Dehumidification

With the custom drying approach occurring with the air movers throughout the building, equipment needs to be placed and operated to manage the growing environmental moisture. A trailered outside desiccant dehumidification unit can be enough to regulate moist conditions in several office areas simultaneously. 

As overwhelming as water damage and flooding can be for your business, SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County can help with practical solutions even without contamination threats. Call now at (845) 635-4550.

SERVPRO Is the Partner You Need

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

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

All hands available are needed when you are running a business. When you own a business or manage a property, you know that you need all the help you can get to keep things afloat. A significant loss or other disruption can be devastating.

Your retail space, rental property, or manufacturing facility has a silent business partner built-in right here in your Dutchess County backyard. SERVPRO can cover many different businesses' needs; it is like having an ally invested in you. We want to carry the burden of emergency planning, recovery, and cleaning for you and your company.

Major Loss Recovery, The leading causes of financial losses for businesses are fire, storms, and flooding. These disasters can create large amounts of damage, especially when there isn't a quick response. We certainly have experienced various weather here in our New York home, and we understand that fast action after an event matters. When you call SERVPRO, you can expect a professional team 24 hours a day. We are a proven emergency service that can minimize your downtime and jumpstart your recovery.

Emergency Ready Plan. With preparation, recovery begins before a disaster can strike. We will create a plan with you that covers anything your business will need to recover in the event of an emergency. Our Emergency Ready Plans include different work locations, a chain of command, and even temporary vendors. The plan starts when you say go, and your business takes the first step toward recovery.

Cleaning of All Kinds. While our trucks might be a familiar sight after a storm, SERVPRO has also been a deep-cleaning service for a long time. Our professionals are prepared to cover anything your business needs from floor to ceiling, including upholstery, carpets, and furniture. We can also handle specialty needs like trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal. We have a solution for anything and can clean it all.

Restoration Services. A pipe burst. Heavy rains led to a flood. The new employee started a small fire with food in the lunchroom. When you own a business, there will be lots of different restoration needs, and SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County can handle them all. We have lived and served in Dutchess County for a long time, and we are ready to restore your business so that you can get back to work.

Industry Specialization. There isn't a commercial property we are not familiar with as we have worked in our community over the decades. We are prepared for any situation, and whatever unique needs your business has, we can clean or restore them all. We can work in an enclosed area while you keep your doors open in many cases.

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.

Stay Ready With a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee standing in office next to a person reviewing plans If the day comes when your business is hit with disaster or emergency, you can rest assured SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess will be there to help.

Running a business is a lot of work. What should be a full-time job quickly becomes an overtime job. You have your staff to care for, the constant changes of today’s business world to keep up with, and a goal of trying to present a clear and consistent message on social media.

One business disruption can set your business on the wrong track. In the shadow of shutdowns and uncertainty about the future, more than ever, business owners and managers need an effective emergency plan in place to rely on.

FEMA gave this stunning statistic: Around 40% of small businesses don’t reopen following a natural disaster, and another quarter of the companies that do reopen close within a year.

SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County is ready to work with your business to prepare an Emergency Ready Plan that will fit your business entirely. When you say “go,” you and your staff will know where and how you will be working, what the chain of command is, vendors you can contact, and so much more. Our plans are tailored to your specific needs, including data recovery and backup.

Three-quarters of small businesses do not have a plan in place in an emergency or natural disaster. In Dutchess County, small businesses are the heart of our culture—and that statistic needs to change so that we are better prepared. SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County is local like you, and we want to partner with you so that your business stays on track no matter what comes our way.

Contact us today, and get your Emergency Ready Plan started. We are proud to serve this community and want to help you prioritize safety and planning to keep your business moving.

Natural disasters and emergencies are not something we want to think about. But when they happen, we don’t want to find ourselves adding to the alarming statistics by coming completely derailed. Let our experts work with you so that while you focus on thriving in our community, you can rest assured your business will stay on track when the unthinkable hits.

When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

SERVPRO Offers Fast Fire Damage Restoration to Beekman Businesses

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. SERVPRO commercial damage restoration specialists have all the manpower and equipment for every size of disaster.

Why do Beekman entrepreneurs trust SERVPRO for fire damage restoration?  

A fire incident can be crippling to your business if not promptly restored. Professionals like SERVPRO can prevent the long-term effects by providing a quick and efficient fire damage restoration service to your Beekman commercial property. 

Structural cleaning is a big part of SERVPRO's fire damage restoration plan for Beekman businesses. It involves removing the soot and smoke residue from surfaces with the help of various techniques. However, the techs test to determine the appropriate cleaning method before cleaning the structure. The goal of the testing is to categorize the material into the following categories-

  • Washable- Material that can be wet-cleaned
  • Non-washable- material that can't be wet-cleaned

How are non-washable surfaces cleaned during fire damage restoration in Beekman?

Non-washable surfaces are not able to withstand saturation with water-based cleaning agents. Hence, SERVPRO techs use dry cleaning methods to remove smoke and soot residue from such surfaces in your Beekman property.  

Dry sponging is one of the most effective methods of dry cleaning. Sponges clean the smoke and soot residues through friction and absorption. The porous sponge absorbs residue from the surface as the sponge is pressed, rubbed, and pulled across the soiled surface. 

When does dry sponging work best? 

Dry sponging is ideal for cleaning flat and non-glossy surfaces. If the surface is glossy, the sponge might smear the residue necessitating a wet-cleaning method. SERVPRO techs use dry sponging to remove light-to-medium residues that are non-greasy. 

Although wet cleaning is a more effective method, it is not possible to use it in certain cases. For instance, wet cleaning can drive smoke particles into porous surfaces, causing staining. In such situations, dry cleaning offers a much better solution.

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for any questions regarding commercial fire restoration. 

What Beekman Business Owners Should Know About Mold Damage

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Mold damage presents in many colors and grows very fast. Call SERVPRO at the first sight. We are standing by 24/7 for your call.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Specialists Handle Damage to Bring Your Beekman Business Back to Normal Again

It is stressful finding any sort of mold infestation within your Beekman home, whether you have slimy spots behind equipment or appliances or black mold in the breakroom. In some situations, mold growth brings the potential for health effects for you, your employees, and any clients or visitors that come into the building. Because of this, you need prompt, reliable remediation to handle any colonization – calling SERVPRO ensures your commercial property gets the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval!

Once you spot mold damage in your Beekman commercial building, you must seek professional mold remediation to handle it for you. SERVPRO features a team of IICRC-certified technicians ready to help you out promptly. Because mold is known to spread fast into unaffected areas if surfaces do not get cleaned and sanitized as soon as possible, calling us gets you headed in the right direction!

What any business owner or commercial property manager should know about mold:

  • Mold colonies are fungi composed of tiny organisms.
  • Mold is all around us, including surfaces and the air that we breathe. 
  • In the external environment, mold is crucial for the life cycle and breaking down various materials.
  • Inside, mold can thrive on organic materials given the appropriate moisture levels and temperatures.
  • Once disturbed, tiny spores travel through the air, landing on other surfaces where they may colonize when given the right environment. 

SERVPRO arrives at your business, assesses the area where mold is suspected, and puts containment barriers. Once we formulate a plan of action, our team begins carefully cleaning surfaces, applying antimicrobials, and addressing any unsalvageable materials that need replacement. We also take the time to address the source of the issue to inhibit mold infestation in the future. 

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is the team you need for proper mold damage restoration and cleaning. Contact us when you require assistance by calling (845) 635-4550.

Fire Damage Restoration and Eliminating Downtime in Hyde Park Commercial Locations

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire We understand the dangers of fire damages and the need for rapid response to your business property. We will have you back to business in no time.

Rapid Fire Damage Restoration with SERVPRO Gets You Back Up and Running Fast in Hyde Park

Whenever fire rips through your office building, production facility, or restaurant, you will have a lot of damage to address. Not only are there the charred contents and building materials, but you also have to worry about a variety of soot and smoke residue deposits throughout. SERVPRO can formulate a plan of action for restoring your Hyde Park commercial building so that you can either stay up and running or limit the amount of downtime you would otherwise face when trying to tackle the fire and smoke damage.

Did you know that you can prepare for potential emergencies in advance, so that fire damage restoration in Hyde Park is easier to address? SERVPRO is happy to help with an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) to:

  • Formulate a blueprint and locate all kitchens, break rooms, utility lines, shutoffs, and more
  • Determine the positioning of appliances, production equipment, etc.
  • Understand where inventory is kept, storage areas are located, and more

Our ERP assistance will give you a good head start when mitigating building damage, smoke infiltration, and safety issues around your commercial property. Once a fire occurs, regardless of size, our team leaps into action so that you never miss a beat. From the initial assessment to all of the steps of clean up, debris removal, moisture mitigation, and controlled demolition, we are your liaison working with your insurance provider. You can always trust in our skilled team to keep you apprised of all processes so that you have a solid timeline of what to expect as the fire damage restoration progresses. 

There is no time for lack of preparation in the business world, but SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is here to help. Call us at (845) 635-4550 whenever you need professional fire damage restoration.

Do Hyde Park Businesses Need Professional Attention for Water Damage Repair?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

fire/water/logo If your property is affected by water or fire damage, call the experts at SERVPRO right away for assistance.

SERVPRO Wants Hyde Park Business Owners to Know the Importance of Skilled Water Damage Cleanup Repair

Fire, water spills, biohazard incidents, and external flood waters – these are all issues any business owner wants to avoid, but they become inevitable in emergencies. If you have any water damage within your Hyde Park commercial property, eliminate the chance of becoming overwhelmed and contact SERVPRO to get your building back to pre-event condition. We come in, take the time to formulate a proven plan, and eliminate the chance of ongoing issues that water infiltration can bring. 

Hiring a restoration for water damage repair in Hyde Park gets you the results you need in your commercial space. The bottom line is that you do not have time to spare when the threat of downtime is looming. SERVPRO gets to work quickly to save you time and money on your project. Some of the many reasons to enlist our water removal and restoration services include:

  • We make your office or business safe by checking for structural issues and facilitating drying to inhibit mold and mildew growth.
  • We work quickly to limit downtime and cut back on the potential for secondary damage.
  • We assist with your insurance claim so that you can focus on other areas of your business and daily operations.
  • We help determine what is salvageable and address all materials damaged beyond repair with controlled demolition. 

If you have been through flooding, burst pipes, or any other water damage, SERVPRO is your partner to clean and restore so that you can regain balance within your business. As a locally owned and operated franchise, SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is the team to call when you require fast, efficient, and professional water damage repair. Give us a phone call at (845) 635-4550, and we can mobilize a team as soon as possible.

Can SERVPRO Provide Emergency Flood Damage Repairs in Beekman?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

section of damaged roof tarped with blue tarp Sometimes storms can damage roofs. SERVPRO has an emergency tarping service.

Does SERVPRO Provide Biohazard Remediation from Flood Damage in Beekman?

Storms rip through our area regularly, leaving in their wake flooding in commercial spaces in Beekman and surrounding areas. High winds during storms can also rip shingles from the roof, leaving holes in the roof and ceiling, break windows or punch holes in walls caused by debris carried by the high winds. Rainwater penetrates the structure joining the chemical and biohazard laden floodwaters until the roof, windows, and walls are patched.

SERVPRO offers emergency flood damage repairs and restoration to residents and business owners in and around Beekman. We can cover your roof with tarps and board up broken windows to prevent additional rainwater as well as animals from entering your business.

Floodwaters also soak up many chemicals as well as hazardous biological materials as they rage through your business. SERVPRO mobilizes truck-mounted pumps to extract standing floodwaters from all levels of businesses. We remove contaminated materials that cannot be restored and follow safe disposal procedures. Once we remove the standing water, we begin the restoration process.

Everything must be meticulously cleaned, disinfected, and dried. We treat all remaining contents and structural components before rebuilding can begin. During this interval, SERVPRO communicates directly with your insurance company to keep them appraised of our progress. We also submit billing for our services to your insurance company at pre-negotiated competitive rates.

Our company provides:

  • Biohazard remediation, cleanup, and disinfection
  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Emergency services for flooding and storm damage restoration

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

What Can Hyde Park Business Owners Use for Mold Remediation?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

EPA- stamp of approval Mold remediation services for your commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. We use EPA-registered biocides for every situation needed.

Hyde Park SERVPRO Techs Provide Mold Remediation to Minimize Downtime

Mold can be a distressing concern for Hyde Park business owners to resolve. Not only can mold leave behind challenging stains and odors, but it can also potentially cause health effects. On top of that, time spent on mold remediation can impact business operations for owners and employees alike.

SERVPRO provides commercial mold remediation services for Hyde Park business owners 24 hours a day, seven days a week, per local regulations and restoration industry standards outlined by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Safely Removing Mold Spores From Commercial Properties

After using structural drying tools in a contained space, SERVPRO professionals can collect dried mold spores with specialized HEPA filter vacuums. These vacuums are precise enough to collect particles as small as 0.3 microns. Meanwhile, the typical mold spore is between two and 100 microns in diameter, which is more than large enough to be caught by the vacuum filter. The air scrubbers that SERVPRO uses in Hyde Park businesses to establish negative air pressure necessary for containment also feature these filters.

SERVPRO utilizes multiple other methods to collect and remove mold spores from commercial properties, including:

  • Wet cleaning surfaces with EPA-registered, OSHA-approved biocides
  • Disposal of contaminated, unsalvageable materials in sealed bags
  • Manual agitation with brushes, which is especially useful for mold in HVAC systems

After cleaning and removing spores from a business, SERVPRO professionals can focus on odor control with solvent-based deodorizers and a plethora of other tools.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County can be reached at (845) 635-4550 whenever homeowners need mitigation that proves We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Getting Your Business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO employee placing a CSC sticker on building glass If you’re business has sanitation and cleaning needs, get in touch with the SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess team.

It’s crazy to think about how quickly things have changed in the last few months. Only two months ago, many areas of the country were seeing an influx of COVID-19 cases and deaths. But now, thanks to increased vaccinations, areas across the country, including ours, are experiencing major turnarounds.

We’re all ready to resume some level of normalcy in the months ahead. Many people are returning to in-person shopping and dining. But as they do, they’re armed with new expectations that the businesses they patronize will take steps to protect their health and well-being.

How can your business keep up? Turn to SERVPRO.

A Different Standard for Commercial Cleaning

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program offers peace of mind to your business because it provides cleaning and takes the worry of sanitation off your plate. It proves to customers and employees that you care about them as people and their health, and that you will do anything to help keep them safe.

We do much more than a basic cleaning, too. SERVPRO doubles the feeling of clean by using advanced biohazard techniques and technologies that go beyond your traditional cleaning and janitorial services, they are offering sanitization.

What makes our cleaning program better than the others? Here’s the process:

Consult. Your business is unique, and so the first step of our program is to sit with you and learn your particular needs. It helps that we are locally owned and operated, so we will be in tune with the intricacies and needs for the area.

Clean. Once our SERVPRO specialist establish the specifics, we start the fun part. We show up on site armed with proprietary, hospital-grade cleaning solutions you won’t find anywhere else, providing your business with cleaning solutions meeting (or exceeding) the CDC standards.

Certify. Once our specially trained technicians have completed the cleaning, you can proudly display the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield to show your customers. Having this shield proves to your customers that you care for them and their well-being. You’ll also receive a digital emblem to place on your website and social media accounts.

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.

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)

a crew of SERVPRO employees in PPE gear walking inside commercial buildng If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. Contact SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess to learn more.

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.

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. 

Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

Poughkeepsie on map When water damage is left untreated, mold growth quickly occurs. Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage.

Network with Poughkeepsie Business Leaders

The Poughkeepsie Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce supports many events every month. During the current health issues, many are conducted on a virtual basis, while others are held in person with social distancing rules in effect. Events for 2021 are still being organized and announced during Jan 2021; however, the chamber conducts an ongoing monthly breakfast meeting.

These breakfast meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The chamber also schedules speakers for each session. For example, in Nov, the City of Poughkeepsie economic and development officials spoke about various projects underway within the city, providing updates on their progress. They also addressed many questions from the audience.

The next scheduled chamber breakfast meeting is planned for Feb 17, 2021, from 8 am to 9 pm. Location and speakers will be announced. These informal get-togethers are a great opportunity to network with fellow members and business leaders within the city.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County provides mold remediation assistance to Poughkeepsie companies and surrounding areas. Call (845) 635-4550. Our SERVPRO technicians are ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your mold remediation needs.

Poughkeepsie Walkway Over the Hudson River

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Historic Homes and Colleges Among Interesting Things To Do in Poughkeepsie 

Dutch and English colonists acquired the land to become Poughkeepsie in 1686 from a local Native American tribe. The settlement grew over the years and became an incorporated village in 1799, and chartered as a city in 1854. There is some confusion about the town of Poughkeepsie and the city of Poughkeepsie; however, locals generally view the area as the same place.

Poughkeepsie was the second capital of the State of New York after the city of Kingston was burned by the British. Ratification for New York to enter the United States as the 11th state at the courthouse on Market Street. Well-positioned along the Hudson River, Poughkeepsie industries included whale rendering, shipping, millineries, paper mills, and breweries. The Astors, Rogers, and Vanderbilts constructed large palatial homes nearby. The Vanderbilt Mansion is a registered national historic site. There are seven historic districts within the city, each with its history and contribution to the growing city.

There are many attractions in Poughkeepsie for locals and tourists to experience. Several of the more popular attractions include:

Walkway Over the Hudson State Park

Locust Grove Estate

Vassar College

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Adams Fairacre Farms

Marist College

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Bardavon Opera House

The Waterfront

Walkway Over the Hudson State Park

The Walkway Over the Hudson has been in operation since 2009 and provides breathtaking views of the Hudson River Landscape. Pedestrians, hikers, joggers, and cyclists can cross the Hudson on this 1.28-mile-long bridge. It is the longest elevated bridge for pedestrians in the world. The deck of the bridge is 212 feet above the surface of the Hudson River.

New Haven Railroad line Built the bridge to facilitate a rail link to New York and New England to a nationwide rail network. The bridge was abandoned after a fire in 1974 until a consortium of public and private groups got together to attract sufficient funds to construct the Walkway on the old rail bridge.

Access to the Walkway Over the Hudson on the Poughkeepsie side is via a glass elevator. Service animals and bicycles are allowed on the elevator. Household pets, while not allowed on the elevator, can be taken onto the bridge provided they are on a leash. Interpretive signs and audio tours are available online in English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin. There are also rail trails connecting to the bridge on both sides of the park. Hours of operation are from dawn to dusk, and fees vary by location.

Locust Grove Estate

An Italian style mansion along with a carriage house, ice house, hiking trails, flower gardens was built in 1851 on a 200-acre site overlooking the Hudson River for Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph. In later years (1901), the Young family purchased the property, refurbished and furnished it with the family's heirlooms. The family added several rooms. They also added modern features such as running water, central heat, and electricity. The house was opened to the public in 1958 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964. There are 25 rooms and over 15,000 items in the collection, consisting of furniture, paintings, and a variety of decorative art.

The estate offers:

Guided tours,

Lectures and special events

Five miles of trails along original carriage roads.

Visitors can roam the grounds and take in the hiking trails free of charge; there is a fee for guided tours of the mansion.

Vassar College

Vassar college started in 1861 as one of the first women-only colleges offering a liberal arts education to women and similar to the day's best men's academic colleges. The first class began in September 1865 for a tuition of $350 for residence and tuition. This charge was a significant amount for that period. Coeducational courses have been offered since 1969. Today, Vassar is recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. Vassar College is well known for its campus's beauty, innovations in curricular activities, and pioneering educational achievements. Approximately 2,400 students are attending college at this time.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery, it is now named after a primary donor, Frances Lehman Loeb. There are over 22,000 works from every art form covering art from antiquity to the present. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, textiles, glass, and ceramic wares are displayed. A notable feature of the center is removing items from storage and having them available for class at short notice, providing a unique and informative experience for students.

While current health guidelines are in place, anyone can visit the center during public hours on weekends. There are no tours at this time.

SERVPRO Delivers Speedy Response to Water Restoration Emergencies in Poughkeepsie

Commercial companies of all sizes have one thing in common, and that is "Time Matters"! Whenever there is an emergency caused by a water leak or flooding, your company may be shut down until everything is restored and cleaned up. Also, water restoration completed quickly can significantly reduce the amount of damage with less spoilage of contents and reduce potential mold problems.

That's why SERVPRO offers fast service and direct billing to your insurance company. Our service guarantee is "1-4-8". We:

Return your call within one hour of your emergency call

Our team is on-site within 4 hours, usually less.

Provide a report to you and your insurance company in less than 8 hours!

We also save you time, so you can focus on returning your operations to normal. Our team can submit our bill directly to your insurance company, reducing the time spent processing bills and submitting claims. Our rates are pre-negotiated, and we have qualified technicians ready to respond to any emergency.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County provides commercial water restoration assistance to Poughkeepsie companies and surrounding areas. Call (845) 635-4550. Our SERVPRO team is prepared to respond 24/7 to help with all your water restoration needs.

Does a Musty Odor Indicate a Mold Problem in Your Poughkeepsie Property?

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Mold Damage In Poughkeepsie

If your employees and customers are complaining of a musty, stale odor, it could indicate that there may be a mold problem. Many Poughkeepsie commercial owners are loath to investigate, preferring to focus on running the business; however, if there is a stale, musty odor, it usually indicates a healthy mold colony is growing.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation services in Poughkeepsie and surrounding areas. We have been providing mold, fire, water, and storm damage restoration and remediation services in the area since 1995. Our teams are available 24hours /7 days a week and usually respond in less than 4 hours.

Mold can cause health effects to employees and customers and damage structural elements if left in place. Mold colonies may appear on surfaces in damp or high moisture areas. Mold can also penetrate porous materials causing permanent damage to structures. Depending on the infestation, we offer a variety of services, including:

    •   Mold spore testing
    •    Controlled demolition to reduce cross-contamination
    •    Evaluation of moisture sources and containment
    •    Antimicrobial sprays and air scrubbers with HEPA filters

Our staff of AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, can answer all of your questions and provide a plan to remove any mold contamination.

Can My Business Remain Open During Mold Remediation?
Every situation is different and must be evaluated. The process of removing mold-contaminated materials can cause the distribution of mold spores into the air and the building. If possible, SERVPRO can set up negative pressure areas inside your office or commercial space to protect other areas. Anyone exposed to high concentrations of mold spores should protect themselves:

    •    Full body suits with hoods
    •    Rubber and latex gloves
    •    Eye protection or full face masks
    •    Wear respirators
    •    Training in applied microbial remediation

At SERVPRO, we take mold infestations very seriously, and we urge our customers to do so as well. We can assess your infestation, develop a plan to remove the mold, and provide recommendations regarding remaining open during mold remediation activities.

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County (845) 635-4550 to help with mold remediation for your commercial property.

Does a Water Leak in My Restaurant Require Me to Temporarily Shut Down?

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A man standing in the doorway of a restaurant with an open sign.  Let SERVPRO help you keep your doors open after a water leak in your Poughkeepsie restaurant.

SERVPRO Makes Repairs to Your Poughkeepsie Business Quickly to Keep You Operational

Dealing with a water leak in your Poughkeepsie restaurant is not easy and can cause a hiccup in your business. Imagine that the leak overflowed onto the dining room's hardwood flooring, you may feel like you need to shut down the restaurant indefinitely while you repair the leak and dry the floors. 

Are There Low-Profile Ways To Dry the Flooring?

Injectidry Systems Dry Flooring Without Having to Lift the Wood

Water mitigation after a leak in your Poughkeepsie restaurant may require a multi-tiered approach to lose the least amount of operational time as possible. It is critical to remember the quicker you deal with any disaster; the chances are better for successful restoration. Our technicians use the injectidry system that blows warm air under flooring to facilitate the drying process. 

How Can We Use Injectidry Equipment and Still Run the Restaurant? 

  • Low profile, thick plastic, floor drying panels lay across the impacted flooring allowing for the functionality of the floor. 
  • Technicians may use a silencing attachment to the system, so patrons are unable to hear load machinery noises. 
  • Hoses and larger equipment like the interceptor and water separator can be stored out of the way while the hoses and panels work on drying the floors effectively.

It is essential to lift items off of the floors during the cleanup and restoration process. Left unattended, items left on wet floors may sustain damage and foster mold growth. Pay careful attention to flammable items at floor level, since the injectidry system uses heat.  It is as equally important to dry the floors as quickly as possible. Simply sopping up the moisture with old rags may leave hidden pockets of water beneath the vapor barrier. When our technicians use the injectidry system, they can thoroughly dry your floors, restoring them to their preloss condition. 

For 24/7 assistance with a water leak, contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550.

Where Do I Start with Fire Cleanup in My Production Facility in Poughkeepsie?

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Burnt interior after fire Once you have a surprise fire loss and need help cleaning it up, you can count on our crew at SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County to be there.

SERVPRO Knows How to Handle Fire Damage Restoration, and Our Skilled Team Can Get Started on Your Poughkeepsie Business Right Away

If you have had a fire in your Poughkeepsie production facility and everyone made it out safe, the next logical step is tackling the cleanup. Hiring the experts in the field will ensure you have professional-grade restoration services so that your business never skips a beat. SERVPRO has all of the tools and methods that allow us to handle your cleanup and restoration quicker than the competition. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and available for emergency service seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

How is Fire Cleanup Handled?

Besides being extremely dangerous, fire can also quickly destroy the interior of your production facility, machinery, paperwork, and office furniture. Having someone available to handle your fire damage restoration in Poughkeepsie helps ensure you are back on track sooner than DIY cleaning methods could ever do. Rapid response after you suffer from a fire loss is critical for several reasons:

•    Smoke begins to penetrate the various cavities located throughout your building
•    Soot residue and smoke particles may travel through your commercial HVAC system
•    Water damage from extinguishing the flames can fester with every hour even after the fire is out

Why Should I Call SERVPRO?

Our team of trained technicians is concerned about the health of all of our customers. Safety is always a number one priority, and we know that you want to ensure your business sees minimal downtime. Once our crew arrives on-site, we will help you understand the fire damage present and the steps that we plan to take to protect your bottom line and to salvage whatever possible. We then get started with the initial cleanup of all charred debris and unsalvageable materials.

SERVPRO is your trusted ally when it comes to advising you on the process and solving any issues that may develop up during the restoration. We are here for:

•    Ensuring all water and chemicals from extinguishing the fire gets cleaned up thoroughly
•    We address any smoke and soot residue so that no odors linger or corrosion takes place
•    Our team refinishes all areas of your commercial space to bring it back to preloss condition

Why is Fire Damage Too Complex for My Cleaning Crew?

Soot and smoke are elements that change the complexity of any fire event. Our team has training following standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We handle all smoke damage repairs and work to eliminate any residual odors efficiently.

What many do not realize is that handling fire damage entails a lot more than merely cleaning up charred debris and waste. We also take the time to ensure all areas of your business are structurally safe and ready for the next phases of restoration.

Our Green Fleet is equipment with the latest tools and technology for:
•    Tarping or Boarding-Up – We will take the time to board up any doors or windows and tarp off vital areas to secure and seal your business property.
•    Water Removal and Drying – Our team vacuums or pumps out any standing water from extinguishing and fire, followed by professional drying and dehumidification techniques.
•    Soot and Smoke Removal – All sticky soot residue and smoke particles get thoroughly removed from all materials and surfaces, with particular attention paid to equipment and your HVAC system.
•    Sanitization and Deodorization – We meticulously disinfect and deodorize the affected areas to keep mold from developing and to prevent odors from lingering.
•    Restoration and Rebuilding – We ensure the interior of your production facility, offices, and any areas impacted by the fire are brought to preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

We Work to Save You Money

A fire loss can be trying for any business. However, our early mitigation means that we can help you to cut back on additional damages. We work to restore rather than replace whenever possible. Any of the restorable contents within your commercial building get thoroughly cleaned and then deodorized. We have the best equipment in the industry today to handle your fire damage restoration, including:

•    Thermal Foggers – This equipment helps put out a dense, solvent-based fog that helps neutralize odor-causing particles.
•    Ultra-Low Volume Foggers (ULV) – These work by atomizing deodorizing agents, which put out a fine mist to penetrate areas where odorous particles may have traveled.

Once you have a surprise fire loss and need help cleaning it up, you can count on our crew at SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County to be there. Call on us 24/7 for emergency fire damage restoration services, and we can have a team there in as little as four hours. We can be reached by calling (845) 635-4550.

Where Can I Find Water Cleanup Services for My Restaurant?

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SERVPRO of Poughkeepsie Can Help You With Your Water Cleanup Needs 

Finding your Poughkeepsie restaurant in need of water cleanup services would put any entrepreneur in a bad mood. No one could blame you for feeling upset. You feel like life guarantees nothing as your business could be in jeopardy. However, do not worry. There is always assistance close at hand for your restaurant when you need it.  

Imagine that the industrial dishwasher in your restaurant leaked and left your establishment in need of professional Poughkeepsie water cleanup services. You come into your restaurant, find a massive puddle all over the kitchen floor, and realize you need a fast cleanup. Thankfully, SERVPRO can help you.  

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Water?  

Here at SERVPRO, we use industry-grade advanced technological devices created for water cleanup purposes. In your restaurant, we can use:  

  • Rover-mounted extractors, to remove excess water
  • Infrared cameras, to look for hidden pockets of water
  • Drying equipment, to reduce leftover moisture 

Using our equipment, our technicians can clean up the water in your restaurant and prevent further problems, such as mold damage.  

When is SERVPRO Available to Help Me?  

We understand how important it is to get your business running again, which is why we are open whenever you need us. We can: 

  • Work during the day or night
  • Work on a weekend or a weekday
  • We're open 24/7 and ready to help whenever you need it  

We understand how vital foot traffic is for your business. You can trust us to come to your business fast and make sure that we leave you feeling, "Like it never even happened." Here at SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

If you need water cleanup services, don't wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County by dialing (845) 635-4550. We're always open to help.  

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How Can I Minimize Business Interruptions After a Water Incident?

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"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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Structural Damage After A Fire In Your Poughkeepsie Property

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fire causing damage “Like it never even happened.”

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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We Are The Right Choice For Fire Damage Restoration In Poughkeepsie

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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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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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Containment and Air Filtration for Fire-Damaged Poughkeepsie

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Fire and soot damage to a set of escalator.  SERVPRO will get your Poughkeepsie business back to normal after your fire damage.

Trust us to help you through your fire damages in your Poughkeepsie business.

A primary concern of responding technicians seeking to restore fire losses in a Poughkeepsie mall is to limit the migration of effects throughout the shopping center. We strive for an absolute barrier, and with the use of 6 mil plastic sheeting and zipper lock seals, we can bring the spread of odors, soot, and smoke residues to a halt. Our professionals understand the importance of protecting all of the stores near the origin of the emergency, and that starts with a fast response to the disaster.

Fires can occur for any number of reasons, and in a mall, even a small blaze can affect several adjoining units, making fire damage in Poughkeepsie shopping centers a situation that can quickly get out of control. Our SERVPRO team has trained heavily for all aspects of fire loss, becoming accredited through the standard-setting Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in multiple facets of this restoration niche.

Plastic sheeting is the cornerstone of the containment practices that we implement when we first arrive at the mall. By the installation of barriers, technicians like our SERVPRO team can regulate temperature, airflow, and other potential concerns within this quarantine zone.

We know that your priority is getting the affected stores open again as quickly as possible, and for some, that can mean more substantial recovery. Beginning with ventilation for the property, our technicians can then thoroughly inspect the damaged regions for structural weakness and begin tasks like controlled demolition. The removal of soot or smoke-damaged construction materials can reduce the present odor threatening this area of the mall.

Once this demolition has been completed, our professionals can seek to reduce odors and air contaminants with several possible machines. Hydroxyl generators utilize UV cleaning to address contaminants and debris in the environment as well as noxious odors. Our team can also choose other options, including thermal foggers, UV foggers, ozone machines, and deodorizing cleaning.

Overseeing production in a mall means that many shops and franchises depend on a fast and deliberate response when disasters strike. To keep the situation from becoming a widespread and more challenging situation, you can count on our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team to help. Give us a call anytime at (845) 635-4550.

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A Guide To Commercial Fire Damage Remediation in Poughkeepsie

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your hotel stay closed for too long after fire damage. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Honor Your Poughkeepsie Guest's Reservations with Help from Our Fire Damage Pros  

Visitors to Poughkeepsie and surrounding Dutchess County attractions expect hospitality in your comfortable accommodations. Whether visiting the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, stopping on the way to the Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, strolling across the Walkway Over the Hudson, or exploring dozens of other cultural and historic sites, your guests depend on a safe stay and a pleasant ambiance. A fire on the premises imperils your customers’ expectations and puts your business’s future at risk.

Fire damage at a Poughkeepsie hotel from a guest’s overheating cell phone charger is more than an individual entrepreneurs problem. The whole community suffers, including the hostelry’s employees and the many other businesses and institutions that rely on you offering accommodations for area visitors. Our team can clean up the water and other fire debris fast while working with you to keep the majority of your rooms and common areas open for hosting.

SERVPRO has the equipment and specialized knowledge to contain the work area without disturbing guests in different wings of your facility. Using heavyweight plastic barriers and negative pressure air scrubbing technology, we seal off the space affected. Powerful suction pulls the smoky air through HEPA filters and exhausts outdoors, minimizing the smell and improving the air quality.

Water from the automatic sprinkling system quashed the flames, but now carpeting and bedding and other fabrics and upholstery are soaked. SERVPRO technicians determine whether furniture, linens, and window coverings would benefit from treatment at our production facility. Industrial washers and drying machines and technicians skilled in smoke residue and water removal from furnishings give the best results possible.  

We evaluate the wet, soot-covered carpet for cleaning and water removal. If appropriate, wanded extractors operated by our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians first mitigate the spread of the sprinkler water. Adding weight to the extractors allows us to remove more of the moisture using multiple passes and taking care not to stretch the fabric. The padding might be removed to speed the process and lower the risk of odor retention. 

As a local family operated and owned company, we appreciate and support the interconnection of the businesses in our area. SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County awaits your call at (845) 635-4550, ready to help with your commercial fire damage disaster.

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What Water Damage Threatens Your Poughkeepsie Clinic

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Backups in the bathrooms upstairs can cause leaks in your clinic. Call SERVPRO to dry and sanitize your office today!

Recovery Professionals Mitigate Commercial Water Damage in Clinics in Poughkeepsie

The staff working in medical and dental clinics throughout Poughkeepsie do their best to follow the many regulations required of such medical facilities. Regular cleaning and sanitation of facilities and instruments prevent cross-contamination from harming patients.

Backed up drains and other problems in clinics can create situations involving commercial water damage in Poughkeepsie . SERVPRO's goal is to help your clinic recover as fast as possible and resume standard patient care in a clean and healthy environment after any event involving water.

When backups happen within a basin, where water forcefully comes up through the drain, using chemicals to sanitize the area happens before and after cleaning away of any solid materials. Thorough rinsing ensures that the basin can once again function properly, which includes the faucet, handles, and other parts above the sink, as splashing of dirty water can easily contaminate these components.

Water damage that comes from clogged toilets and sewage-spewing drains in the floor also means inevitable contamination within a space that should remain free of pathogens and other microscopic dangers. In clinics, the removal of sewer-saturated carpets becomes crucial in protecting the clinic's patients and employees. Different flooring types can harbor microbes below their top-most surfaces. Untreated, this water can give mold a perfect setting in which to grow, leaving the area smelling musty and dirty. Our water damage professionals can clean floors thoroughly and leave them "Like it never even happened."

Water damage can also come from overhead, mainly when a clinic locates within an older residential property where bathroom fixtures or other plumbing breaks on the second or third floor. While this water poses substantially less risk than water from backups, water damage can still make it possible for microbes to flourish on the walls and ceilings in the clinic on the ground floor. The release of spores into the air contaminates exam rooms, causing possible health effects in clinic workers and patients. Water damage can also show up as flaky paint on walls or crumbling acoustic tiles, which can settle on surfaces below.

Our intensive training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) gives us the knowledge to help get things back to normal within any setting, including clinics and hospitals. SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is always ready to mitigate water damage from any source. Clinics in Red Hook, Millerton, and Tivoli can continue providing patient care in a safe and healthy environment with proper mitigation and restoration. Call us at (845) 635-4550, so we can help you maintain your clinic's interior.

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Getting Your Dutchess County Home or Business Organized? Give us a Call!

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SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County is ready for anything, and with the weather getting warmer and the kids getting ready to finish school, that must mean summer is right around the corner!

Summer is the best time to get your house organized. You'll have the extra daylight that you've been needing to get started!

Finding the job to be a little more than you can handle? Need that extra bit of clean before your next big event? Don't sweat it! Our highly trained technicians are prepared to handle any situation from standard carpet or upholstery cleanings, to duct cleanings and everything in between. Just give SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County a call, 24/7/365 at (845)-635-4550 to find out how our teams can help!

Commercial Carpet Cleanings. How Can We Help?

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Professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County Professionals will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today at 845-635-4550. 

Water Damage in Commercial Space in Dutchess County

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Multiple pipe burst in this Dutchess County commercial space led to standing water and large amounts of water damage.  This photo shows just one of the many areas affected by the water loss and just some of the mess left behind.  SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County was called in to assist in the cleanup and drying out process.  The facility was so pleased with the prompt response of our crews and how accommodating we were to their operating hours that they called us back when a second loss occurred at another location.

SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County is here to help with any size disaster! From residential to commercial spaces, we are "Always Here to Help!".  Give us a call today at (845)-635-4550.

For Immediate Service in Dutchess County, Call SERVPRO

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SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is pleased to provide 24-hour emergency service. We are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Dutchess County Region.  Whether fire, water, mold or smoke damage, we can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your mitigation, restoration or cleaning needs.

Our SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County team provides:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technician
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

You can trust that our locally owned and operated business is here to serve the needs of the community.  With our highly trained staff, trained to the highest industry standards from the IICRC, we are ready to tackle any job, big or small.

Have any questions about the services we provide, give us a call at (845)-635-4550!

Restoring Your Dutchess County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water damage events at Dutchess County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 845-635-4550

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Residential Services

Whether your Dutchess County 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:

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County

  • 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 Dutchess County 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:

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County Commercial Services

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