Recent Water Damage Posts

Removing Water Damage from Hyde Park Properties

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

water damage dripping down a wall from the ceiling SERVPRO has the proper equipment needed to remediate water damage in your Hyde Park home. Call on our experts for assistance.

Hyde Park Water Damage Often Requires Experienced SERVPRO Restoration

From spills to plumbing issues, thousands of homes throughout Dutchess County experience some type of damage incident in their lives. Professional restoration is often beneficial for several reasons, considering the severity of these situations and how easily water can migrate beyond the origin point.

SERVPRO understands how typical water damage in Hyde Park homes can be. Because of how frequently our administration receives these restoration requests, we keep skilled WRT-Certified technicians available 24/7 to help. Prompt arrival after these disasters ensures the necessary mitigative steps are taken to protect the property, contents, and house occupants.

Types of Water Damage

It is estimated that insurance providers pay out more than two billion dollars annually in the restoration required for water and subsequent mold damage. Professional restoration technicians approach different disasters with specific mitigation and recovery solutions based on the affected areas of the house. Three types of water or moisture damage include:

  • Surface Water – This is the visible presence of water and moisture on the surface of building materials or pooling on the property.
  • Absorbed Water – Porous materials exposed to water can absorb this moisture, requiring a different restoration type.
  • Hidden Caches – When the water reaches structural cavities, these systems can hold moisture and promote secondary effects like mold development.

Common Causes of Water Damage

There are many threats to a residence that fall under the heading of water disasters. While the degree of damage can vary considerably, all emergencies like these should be approached urgently using mitigative strategies. Common triggers of damage include:

  • Leaks - Loose fittings, damaged connections, and pressure fluctuations can all impact the development of leaks throughout the plumbing system and at connected fixtures.
  • Appliances - Water-fed appliances are standard installations for homes. Washing machines, dishwashers, and water heaters all play a role in comfortable living but can be destructive to a home when these appliances malfunction.
  • Burst Pipes - From considerable temperature changes to aging plumbing, burst pipes can produce high volumes of water in the affected areas. Extraction and drying are both critical processes to follow.
  • Flooding - Post-storm flooding is another infiltrating and aggressive form of damage your home could experience. Invading water from outside can cripple your building’s structural envelope and defenses, making the repair SERVPRO can offer as helpful as the restoration.

Effective Water Mitigation

Mitigation is the collection of processes our professionals undertake to address the pressing concerns of water damage before much of the restoration begins. Some emergency services within this phase precede even the job scoping by our management, allowing us to overcome steep obstacles to the recovery like standing water, damaged contents, structural deterioration, and immediately needed repairs.

Mitigating losses lower the expected restoration time and reduce out-of-pocket expenses for the customer. Water restoration professionals are ready to mobilize with helpful tools and products to begin protecting what matters most with our continuous availability.

Drying Water Threats

There are hundreds of drying decisions made for every water damage incident your home or business endures. As IICRC-compliant and experienced restoration professionals, we arrive with a fleet of vehicles stocked with mitigation and cleanup products. Specific processes utilize a combination of air movers, dehumidification, and heat.

  • Surface Drying
  • Structural Cavities
  • Capillary Suction
  • Humidity Management

It is necessary to address water damage in Hyde Park homes as soon as possible to avoid structural impact. Our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team can help. Call now at (845) 635-4550.

Water and the Damage It Does Over Time

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

a bathroom sink showing signs of a water leak SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess is your 24/7 water restoration expert. Call us right away if you need immediate service.

That leaky faucet or little water spot may not seem like a significant issue right now but never underestimate the toll that moisture can take on your home. In a year, a simple household leak can waste almost 10,000 gallons of water.

Water moves quickly, drenching floors, soft surfaces, and walls as it goes. The faster an issue is addressed, the better the results will be.

Here are some things you need to know about the timeline of water damage:

In the First 24 Hours

Every household has a one in four chance of a flood caused damage in a 30-year timeframe of living in a high-risk area. Knowing how to handle water intrusion is essential.

The first 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage are crucial. Some items will immediately become damaged.

Upholstery and other furnishings will quickly soak through, and wooden items will swell as moisture moves through. Personal items such as photos and books are subject to warping beyond recognition.

Mold can also begin to form in this timeframe. The faster moisture is addressed in the home the less damage there will be.

SERVPRO has the mentality to “restore vs. replace” in order to preserve as many of your keepsakes as possible and save you money. Any items that cannot be restored will be communicated to you, and we will handle any required removal in order to continue the drying process.

Within the First Week

Once the first day has passed, water damage will continue to progress fast. Mold spreads like wildfire when there is excessive moisture. Once mold has set in, even the home’s structure is at risk for damage.

In addition, porous surfaces such as walls and wooden items will become compromised, while metal surfaces will corrode.

After One Week

Standing moisture should be avoided at all costs as the effects could be both catastrophic and irreversible. As more time passes, the cost and efforts to restore will become astronomical, while the risks to the structure of the home increase.

How SERVPRO Will Help

SERVPRO’s process begins when you call us, with the best results happening if the call comes within 24 hours. Service will begin with water extraction to prevent further spread and reduce total drying time.

Floors, furniture, and other belongings will need sanitizing, deodorizing, and cleaning. Once the majority of the water is removed, we will use our industry-leading drying equipment to remove the water you can’t see.

Once the steps are complete, we will assess any needed reconstruction in order to get your property back to preloss condition.

We can simplify your restoration process by handling every needed step, including mitigation and rebuilds. SERVPRO will constantly communicate with you throughout and get you back in your home fast.

Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 247 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.

SERVPRO is Here to Help with Water Damage Needs, Day or Night

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used on kitchen floor Our IICRC trained team has the know how to restore your water damaged room.

Why Poughkeepsie Residents Use Professionals for Water Damage Restoration

Those unexpected times when water damage occurs, the timer starts ticking for more losses, which equals more costs, and the more prolonged exposure to excess moisture exists for both contents and building materials. Besides the fact that water weakens and destroys the longer it remains, there is also the potential for secondary issues such as mold and foul odors, so outsourcing cleanup from water loss to professionals is a smart move.

When SERVPRO addresses water damage in a Poughkeepsie home, several layers of cleanup ensure secondary losses do not pose a problem later. We have different kinds of equipment to extract water quickly, ranging from portable pumps to standing wet vac units known as "Rovers" that utilize the weight of the technician and are highly maneuverable for quick water extraction. For large scale water-removal, our truck-mounted pumps perform the function in short order. 

The lack of professional equipment and knowledge for tracking water migration limits the cleanup abilities of many homeowners. It is vital to remove moisture from areas such as behind baseboards, floor joists, or subflooring. Hidden moisture sets a home up for potential mold colony growth, which requires professional remediation to eradicate the problem and stop the spread of spores.

Our SERVPRO technicians hold certifications and training in various restoration sciences taught through The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). A significant part of that instruction relates to water removal techniques and moisture reduction through actions such as weep holes drilled in saturated cabinetry or sheetrock to perform the dual function of drainage and letting adequate airflow into wall cavities for complete drying. 

Drying a room with excess moisture requires more than turning on fans. Knowing how to set up air movers to angle air up and out where dehumidifiers can capture it and port away quickly lowers moisture and results in more potential for restoration of the property and contents. Our goal is always to assist homeowners in restoring as much as possible and saving items from water loss with our proprietary cleaning techniques.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County handles water damage of all types in residences and commercial properties. Call us at (845) 635-4550, and we will arrive within hours of your initial call 24/7 because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage In Your Hyde Park Home

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Water on Kitchen Floor SERVPRO will make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

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

Have you had a pipe that has burst or maybe a slow leak that is now presenting with water stains or soft spots on a ceiling or wall? Maybe you have an appliance that broke down, and water is currently leaking behind a cabinet or underneath your flooring? Does not matter what type of water damage in Hyde Park you are facing; contacting our team of skilled technicians is the best course of action.

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

What We Do

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

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

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

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

Air Movers Play a Role Water Damage Repair in Poughkeepsie

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

a broken pipe leaking water When a pipe break sets water damage in motion, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO right away for effective water damage repair services.

SERVPRO Is Available for Water Damage Restoration in Poughkeepsie

If a pipe breaks inside your home, several items in your house can get wet before you know it. All of your organic materials must get dried out in less than 48 hours to prevent mold growth. Water extraction methods serve as a primary step, but some of the moisture could have soaked into your building materials and contents. Returning items to their normal moisture content levels often require applied structural drying (ASD) methods.

When conducting water damage repairs in Poughkeepsie, our SERVPRO technicians can use a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the natural evaporation and drying process. In addition to drying procedures, our technicians can also offer the following services to restore your home to its preloss state:

  • Water Damage Debris Removal
  • Restorative Carpet Cleaning
  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Extraction Services
  • Injection Wall Drying

Air movers get used during the ASD process to increase evaporation on wet surfaces and speed up drying time. Since the air touching your wet materials has high humidity, air movers can push the air away to allow for more water from your wet surfaces to evaporate. When using air movers, the goal of our SERVPRO technicians is to create airflow across all wet surfaces in your home.

If the lower section of your walls gets wet, then we can position enough air movers to create a circular air motion around the walls. We can make this counterclockwise airflow by placing the fans close to each wall at either a 15 or 45-degree angle, depending on the type of fan used. To get the best drying results, we can put one air mover for every 10 to 16 linear feet of wet walls in one direction.

If you ever suffer from pipe bursts or another water-related disaster, call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550.

Hyde Park Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Restoration

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro water sign Water damage mitigation services by SERVPRO are second to none. We are here to help 24/7 365 days a year.

Water restoration happens fast in Hyde Park homes, with SERVPRO leading the way

One of the biggest issues after an unresolved water damage incident is the risk of contamination. If water restoration at your Hyde Park home is not done promptly, the elevated moisture can create a conducive environment for the microbes to thrive.  

SERVPRO techs take utmost precautions during water restoration of your Hyde Park home if they suspect contamination. Once the techs arrive at your property, the crew chief determines the extent of contamination by categorizing water into the following categories-

  • Category 1: Sanitary water, least risk of contamination 
  • Category 2: Significantly contaminated 
  • Category 3: Grossly contaminated 

While category 1 does not involve any special precautionary measures, categories 2 and 3 require much stricter safety protocols. 

When is demolition necessary during the water cleanup of your Hyde Park home? 

The IICRC S500 guidelines state that restorers should carry out a controlled demolition in the following two scenarios-

  • If the material is unsalvageable
  • To expose hidden material for treatment

Whether a given material is salvageable or not depends on several factors, including the material's porosity, the nature of the contamination, and the pretest results. In some instances, the SERVPRO restorers might need to open assemblies of your Hyde Park home to access pockets of saturation and to remove unsalvageable material. 

How do SERVPRO techs address HVAC systems after water damage?

The S500 guidelines state that if category 2 or 3 water enters the HVAC, the restores must disassemble the system. SERVPRO techs remove the affected component of the HVAC system if such a situation arises. 

If you need assistance with water damage restoration of your property, call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550.

What is Vapor Water Damage, and How Can it Affect my Hyde Park Home?

12/24/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with watermarks all over it Excess vapor and humidity can often leave telltale signs on your walls. Contact SERVPRO to evaluate the situation and formulate an effective plan.

Vapor Issues are Common in Water Damage Restoration. SERVPRO of Hyde Park Can Help

Vapor damage refers to a specific type of property damage that usually occurs due to water intrusion. These damages typically occur when water evaporates into a gas and can affect indoor humidity levels or condensate on walls, beneath floors, or ceiling areas. When water vapor condensates against a cooler surface, it returns to liquid form leading to more traditional forms of water impact such as yellowing, discoloration, mold growth, and dry rot. A professional restoration technician can perform necessary:

  • Building inspections
  • Humidity assessment
  • Restoration for the home

Mitigating the impact of water vapor is a part of the Water Damage restoration we perform for Hyde Park residents. Unlike liquid water damages, vapor can often go unnoticed and cause long-lasting damage. Many modern homes seek to counteract potential vapor issues resulting from crawlspaces or attics by installing vapor barriers that help to protect the external areas of a building from water. In a water intrusion event, it is normal to enlist the help of a water restoration technician who can help assess potential damages and perform actions to negate them. Our team can:

  • Accurately assess humidity rises using thermal hygrometers. This equipment is essential to predicting the likelihood of mold growth following water intrusion. 
  • Track water migration through the property or professionally inspect crawlspaces and air conditioning (HVAC) units for signs of potential problems leading to vapor damage. 
  • Dry out areas of the property using a combination of air movement and industrial-grade dehumidification, which can reduce damages associated with water vapor. 

After a water intrusion event, it is vital to organize a professional assessment. Contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County quoting water damage restoration at (845) 635-4550.

Preparing for Winter and Extreme Weather

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

a close-up image of a car and tire moving through snow If winter weather should bring damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess for fast, restorative solutions.

As the weather gets colder, we are reminded of many things—religious holidays, family traditions, holiday baking, and gift-buying. During this busy time of year, it’s safe to say that things can escape your mind.

But it’s important that you not forget the basics about staying safe during hazardous weather. Here in Hyde Park, we know all too well that winters are cold and windy and can cause potentially heavy storms.

So, let’s have a little refresher on a few important items you need to keep in mind as winter is approaching.

Protect Your Family

It’s important your family has an emergency action plan in order to help reduce fear. This plan allows you to remain on the same page and helps promote action in the face of distress.

Be proactive by winterizing your vehicle. You can do this by verifying that fluids, tires, and all other maintenance are up to date and everything is in good working condition.

It is always a good idea to keep an emergency supply kit in your car and keep it updated with winter necessities—including a windshield scraper, warm clothing, and a blanket.

Protect Your Home

Frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your home. That’s why it’s imperative that you take action before it’s too late.

Before you crank up your heating source, it’s in your best interest to make sure that everything is well-maintained and properly working!

If you use real wood for a fireplace, make sure that your chimney is clean and well-ventilated in order to help reduce fire risk. As you prepare to ignite your fire, make sure to use only proper fuel.

Protect Your Pets

Pets are as important as any other family member, which is why it’s important you keep them safe and warm. Bring your pets indoors when the weather becomes hazardous because while some animals can handle the winter weather, most can’t and shouldn’t have to.

And don’t forget about your livestock. While you can’t bring them inside, you can certainly ensure that they have plenty of food and thawed water along with a place to provide some kind of shelter.

Watch for Melts and Flooding

A home covered in a white blanket of snow can be a beautiful sight, but as it begins to melt, it can cause dangerous floods.

This can put your home, family, and pets in serious danger. You can stay aware of the potential for dangerous floods by keeping up with emergency alerts.

If winter weather should bring damage or flooding to your home or business, contact SERVPRO for fast, restorative solutions.

Need Restoration Services from a Water Leak – Call SERVPRO

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

drain pipes under counter leaking Water leaks can occur anywhere. Call SERVPRO for effective water damage restoration.

SERVPRO Provides Water Restoration for all Types of Water Leaks

Whether it is a slow leak that goes unnoticed for weeks or a sudden emergency from a burst pipe, our water restoration services in the Hyde Park area can help consumers recover from the damage and minimize the impact on their contents and structures.

When it comes to water restoration, SERVPRO of Hyde Park has a five-star rating for customer service, response time, and attention to detail. We have qualified technicians on staff to cover every emergency. We back it up with our 1-4-8 guarantee, which is one hour to respond to your call- for emergency services, onsite within 4 hours, and a full report to you and your insurance adjuster within eight hours. We summarize the damage, the work, and materials to resolve the problem and restore your home or business.

Water leaks that go unnoticed for a long time can lead to permanent damage to contents and structure. Mold can begin to develop and may damage structural materials needing replacement. Residents often report smelling a musty odor where a mold infestation has developed after a long-term water leak. Mold can cause health effects in many people. SERVPRO takes all the appropriate precautions to manage the situation and protect your family.

Burst pipes often spread hundreds of gallons of water over a short period. SERVPRO uses a combination of weighted water extractors, vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove all of the water and moisture.

SERVPRO provides these services to our Hyde Park neighbors and customers:

  • Mold Inspection and removal
  • Emergency services water restoration
  • Water cleanup and drying of your contents and structure

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County for water restoration in Hyde Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 635-4550.

Know the Main Sources of Water Damage

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

a leak in ceiling creating water lines running down an interior wall A water leak can turn into a big problem. Contact the SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess team if you are dealing with any water damage.

Water damage to your home is probably one of the biggest headaches you can have. The damage that it can do if not properly cared for can be annoying—and dangerous. While no one really expects water damage to happen, know that it can happen to you.

Being aware of how water can enter your home is one of the very first steps you can take to proactively prepare for an event like flooding. And while we think of water damage coming from storms, it often happens due to other common sources:

Appliances. Where would we be without the technology of modern-day appliances? The washing machine, the dishwasher, and the water heaters provide us with a luxury that is an expectation in today’s world. Of course, like everything else in life, luxury doesn’t come without some kind of cost. Water heaters, for example, can last up to 10 to 20 years, but as they age, they can leak or even cause an explosion.

Clogged gutters. When your gutters are clogged, water can’t drain effectively from your house, which can cause roof leaks and lead water to seep into your home through your ceiling and/or walls.

Roof damage. Along the same lines of clogged gutters, roof damage can happen because of clogged gutters or from other things such as hail or limbs falling. Even aging can cause shingles to degrade, which can contribute to leaks.

Pipes. Pipes bursting can be quite dangerous. The leaks they cause can start small, leading to water damage to your walls, which can ultimately lead to mold growth. Blocked pipes can also be a problem. Blockages can occur due to grease buildup, tree roots, hair, or many other things. When your pipes become blocked, the water has nowhere to go except back where it came from, causing an overflow of some sort.

While water damage to your home can be a big disaster, you can help yourself now by being proactive in getting your home prepared. If you can catch a leak before it happens or in the very early stages, you will end up saving yourself a lot of time and money.

If a water leak erupts into a big problem at home, you’ve got the best team in the business on your side. Contact SERVPRO today so we can get started.

How Can Beekman Homeowners Address Laundry Room Water Damage Repairs?

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

water damage laundry room With water damage in your laundry room, who do you call? SERVPRO will. be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Rapid-Response Water Damage Repair Services Restore Beekman Properties

Laundry rooms are one of the most vulnerable areas of the home when it comes to water damage. Whether a washing machine or utility sink overflows, a pipe fitting breaks, or supply lines leak, Beekman homeowners can feel overwhelmed by the amount of cleanup required to restore their property safely.

SERVPRO professionals respond to Beekman home water damage repair needs within hours of a call. This crew deploys commercial-grade equipment to minimize structural damage and return affected materials to pre-disaster condition.

SERVPRO’s Structural Drying Tools Eliminate Moisture

One of the essential components of SERVPRO’s structural drying process is its powerful axial and centrifugal air movers. Restoration technicians meticulously position these devices to address the moisture of various structural surfaces. Air movers pull water off of surfaces and into the air for desiccant or low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidification units to collect for disposal.

Uses for air movers include:

  • Drying wet flooring in a water-damaged laundry room by placing air movers every 10 to 16 linear feet around the perimeter of the affected area at 45-degree angles
  • After removing baseboards and any unsalvageable drywall, positioning air movers in a circle formation to effectively circulate air through walls.
  • Air movers can be tilted upward at a 45-degree angle to address air moisture or straight up at a 90-degree angle for any potential water damage in the ceiling from a pipe leak or other disaster.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County can demonstrate how We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster when property owners call (845) 635-4550.

How Small Leaks Create Water Damage in Poughkeepsie

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

A woman on the phone catching water in a pink bucket Water damage in your Poughkeepsie home can take you by surprise. Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County to prevent any further surprises.

Professionals Best Handle Poughkeepsie Water Damages

Poughkeepsie water damage can be tough to handle on your own. Between the surprisingly difficult cleanup work, necessary specialist treatments for specific situations, and the lack of an expert eye to identify potential safety issues and signs of hidden damage, handling most damage scenarios can be impossible for an unassisted household. Companies like SERVPRO exist to bring the expertise and manpower needed to quickly address these catastrophes without allowing additional problems such as mold damage to crop up later on. Our locally-owned company stocks tools and equipment used for industrial-scale water cleanup work around the country, and we cut no corners for local homeowners and communities.  

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage in Poughkeepsie happens more often than you might think. In addition to storms and rainfall, water lines and water-dependent appliances in your home can also cause floods and spills that may need more than just some rags and mops to clean up. When water soaks into flooring materials, wall trim, and other porous materials in your home, it may take much heavier equipment and drying solutions than you might expect to avoid causing any additional damage later on.  

Relatively small leaks can also cause long-term water damage to your home by facilitating mold growth and wearing away at materials around the house. We use infrared and thermal detection devices to identify pockets of moisture and provide targeted treatments that eliminate damage at the source, cleaning up the effects resulting from the incident and ensuring that the same source causes no further damage. We also make sure to rigorously inspect the area for any potential safety issues such as possibly damaged outlets and electrical sources, signs of mold growth, and in some severe cases, possible imminent structural collapse.  

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County has worked for years to help locals in the community to recover from water damage with as little time and money spent as possible. Call us 24/7 at (845) 635-4550 to find out how we can help.

What Are Some Signs That My Basement Has Water Damage?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

a grey basement showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess is a full restoration company. Our restoration team is on call and ready to help you determine the best course of action.

Many homeowners find the basement to be a useful, helpful addition to their home. It can be furnished and used as extra play space for growing kids, kept bare and used as extra storage space or set up for the up-and-coming neighborhood band.

However, through the course of your home ownership experience, you are likely to experience water damage in the basement, due mostly to the fact that basements are dug out from the ground.

You may be one of the lucky few who never come have to deal with the issue of moisture in the basement, but the odds are stacked against you.

So it’s definitely in your interest to at least know what to look for. Below we will look at the most common warning signs—and if you realize you may have a problem, you know who to call.

Water Damage Signs to Look Out For

Unpleasant, musky odors. You know that basement smell? That musky, stale smell? That’s not just how basements smell because they’re underground. That’s the smell of moisture having seeped in through cracks, blocks and breathable material. And it’s the smell that warns you that mold and mildew are present in the environment—while these are often hard to see, they are easy to smell.

Flaking paint on masonry or walls. Whether basements are finished with paneling or drywall, or furnished with painted cinder blocks, you may see paint begin to bubble, flake or crack. This is a telltale sign that moisture is leaking in. Even if you’ve applied waterproof paint, eventually it won’t be able to hold back the water behind it.

Foundational cracks. A crack in your foundation, though homes sometimes shift over time, can be a major indicator of a serious water leak beneath your floor. On the inside, cracks can show up in the floor, the ceiling or in your walls, and they often point to a structure under stress, caused by a foundation that’s cracking. Hairline cracks needn’t cause alarm, but if they get any larger, they should be looked into immediately.

If you notice any of these signs in your basement, let us take a look. Our expert water restoration technicians can help you determine what is causing these issues and how to treat it properly. Contact us today to learn more.

Water Damage Restoration in Hyde Park Eliminates Odors

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher leaking water Lingering water damage will cause a stench out of this world. Call SERVPRO that uses EPA-approved disinfectants along with other certified cleaners.

Get a water cleanup service that does not smell later.

Calling in a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO should be the end of the incident and the start of a quick return to normal. To prevent lingering odors from ruining that, we take drastic measures to eliminate smells at the source. First and foremost, the wet materials must be dried.

Almost all of our water damage restoration projects in Hyde Park involve odor removal. One of the most odorous parts of most homes is the carpet. Treating carpet may require heavy-duty thermal fogging machines or a light spraying coupled with EPA-registered disinfectant products that neutralize odor-causing bacteria. You can expect these treatments if your case involves:

  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Water cleanup days after the incident
  • Burst pipes that reach carpeted parts of the home

Other materials in your house can also produce odors. SERVPRO technicians receive training to use ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging machines in small rooms and on tile floors that can harbor deeply rooted odor sources. We handle delicate materials, such as upholstery and clothing fabric, with industrial washing techniques and hand-applied misting treatments. Some deep-seated odors may take multiple treatments to remove in full – we run these treatments until your expectations have been met in full.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County maintains the workforce and equipment necessary to respond to water damage incidents around the clock. Call us at (845) 635-4550.

Recovering from Water Leaks in Poughkeepsie

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO has the proper equipment needed to fight against water damage in your home. Call on our experts for assistance.

SERVPRO Assists with Water Mitigation in Your Poughkeepsie Home

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

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

Technicians use various extraction equipment, including:

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

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

Don’t Wait When Your Home Needs Restoration Help for Any Reason

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

black glasses and pen sitting on top of white insurance policy If your home is damaged due to a disaster, Contact SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess. From start to finish, we will be here to help.

Every year, we work with homeowners in Tivoli and the surrounding areas to restore their homes after a fire, water and other damage types. Our team is well-versed in the common reasons Dutchess County residents seek us out.

Can you guess what they are?

Severe weather issues, such as wind, hail and rain, are common causes of damage and headaches for homeowners. Depending on the severity of the storms and weather, they can impact more than one home in a neighborhood or a city.

Other causes can be just as damaging to a home. They include accidents and appliance malfunctions.

Can You Guess What These Claims Have in Common?

The homeowners we work with all have one thing in common––regardless of what caused the damage and how severe it is. And it’s likely not what you think.

The thing they have in common is the importance of timing. Damage can spread and expand quicker than you might expect, especially if the water is involved.

Water damage can begin to cause wood to warp within days. The tell-tale musty smell of mold can occur within just a few hours.

SERVPRO Can Help You Any Time

We know that timing is important, so our teams make themselves available to you at any time. If you call us, we’ll answer 247 during an emergency and help you get the restoration process started.

Getting started fast can make the restoration process faster and can lessen the overall damage. But there are other reasons to work with SERVPRO, too:

The technicians we work with are highly skilled experts. The team that comes to your home will have the highest level of knowledge available in our field. You can trust that the technicians working on your individualized restoration plan will have all the training and certifications needed to use leading-edge restoration strategies.

We have access to the most up-to-date technology. Our teams are affiliated with a trusted, national company with access to the highest technology level on the market for restoration services. When you work with our teams, that technology will be used in your home.

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams 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 your family.

Help for Homeowners Dealing With Water Damage in Hyde Park

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

white wall with water damage spots and peeling paint Do you have any water damage to your walls or ceiling? Contact SERVPRO of NW & SW Dutchess, we will help guide you through the restoration process.

Do you know what to do if you notice the early signs of water damage in your Hyde Park home? If not, you’re not alone.

You may know that some water can be cleaned up with towels or a mop and bucket if caught early enough. But many homeowners are unsure when a leak and the resulting water problems become an issue that merits professional remediation help.

For example, if caught early enough, you may know that some water can be cleaned up with towels or a mop and bucket. But if it’s more serious, water can start to cause permanent damage to your home within just a few hours.

When Water Damage Becomes Serious

Here’s what you might see when your home needs water remediation services from a professional:

Your windows or walls are warped. Wood in your home, like your window panes and walls, can start to warp if the water damage is severe. That means it’s vital to get remediation help if you notice these signs.

You notice your home has a musty smell. Odor can be among the first signs of mold damage, meaning if you notice that scent, it’s time to call in a professional to help you deal with remediation issues.

The floorboards or furniture show signs of damage. Wet wood will start to warp within days. If that happens in your home, it’s best to start seeking help from professionals who can help you restore your home.

Water Damage Is Growing

Did you know water damage claims grow each year steadily?

Even before the number of claims started rising, water damage claims were some of the most common claims made by homeowners. One in 50 American homeowners file one of these insurance claims each year.

If you have water damage in your home due to a burst pipe or another cause, you can count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.

Get In A Festive Mood In Poughkeepsie With A Christmas Carol

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside Foster's Coach House Tavern Water damage will cause many problems if not quickly attended to. Call SERVPRO who will be on site within four hours to have water restoration service

The Holiday Classic Is Now Playing Near Poughkeepsie 

If you are in the mood to enjoy a holiday classic this season, look no further than the nearby Rhinebeck Center For Performing Arts. Local players are putting on a live drive-in performance of A Christmas Carol this December.

  • It takes place on a raised stage, so it is easy to see from your vehicle.
  • Tune your car radio to 100.5 FM for optimum sound, or bring a portable radio if your car radio does not work.
  • Bring seats if you would like to sit outside your vehicle.

Please turn your headlights off, and note that pets, smoking, and portable grills are not allowed.

Performances run from Friday – Sunday until December 20, at 7 PM. Tickets are $20 per attendee (please note the cost is per person, not per car).

Drive-in theater means you can enjoy the show come rain or shine. But if the wet weather this time of year damages your home, SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is here to help with water restoration. Call us at (845) 635-4550.

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

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This Hyde Park Treasure is a Stunning Architectural Work

If you are looking for a wonderful outdoor, getaway the Vanderbilt Mansion, and the landscape is perfect. You can take country walks, picnic, and hike the woodland trails. The brilliant fall foliage along the Hudson Valley is worth traveling to see.

Guided Mansion Tour

When operating, the guided tour is a must. You are taken through the main rooms of the mansion, and a park ranger acts as your docent. Discover the fascinating history behind the rich and famous Vanderbilt family and find out how they lived when in residence. You can see:

  • 23 rooms in total
  • Social entertaining rooms
  • Their private rooms
  • Guest rooms
  • Servant’s quarters
  • Service rooms

It has the original furnishings with an intimate look at antiques and period works of art. Paintings, chinaware, and tapestries are just a few of the items you can see. One of the carpets is almost 400 years old and one of the great carpets of the world.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County enjoys the history of our area. We also are proud to provide water restoration services. If you are wondering what are some water companies near me, look no further. Contact us at (845) 635-4550.

What are the Effects of Water Leaks in A Home?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

A man and woman catching water in blue buckets. Don't panic when it comes to your Hyde Park water damage, call SERVPRO.

There Can be Many Risks and Effects Involved With a Water Leak in Your Hyde Park Home. 

Anytime there is a significant amount of water leaking from a burst pipe or overflowing tub, there can be a considerable amount of water damage in your Hyde Park Home. Depending on the water leak's amount and location, the drywall can swell and begin to sag, and insulation may become wet. Wood structures such as particleboard, commonly used in subfloors and cupboards, can expand. Even hardwood used in flooring can absorb moisture, begin to swell and warp. Carpets can delaminate (meaning the backing pulls away from the carpet fibers.) Even electrical systems may be shorted and potentially damage electronic equipment.

SERVPRO provides water restoration services to homes and companies in the Hyde Park area. Immediate response in less than four hours can usually avoid many of the effects just mentioned. Our initial area of focus is to eliminate the water source and then assess the impact. Our team of water restoration experts can react quickly and often mitigate many of these issues by immediately installing water removal equipment, dehumidifiers, and large air movers to dry your home.

Are there Any Health Threats from a Water Leak?

Water and moisture allowed to remain for more than 24 to 48 hours often cause mold infestations. There are mold spores everywhere, and all they need is a warm moist area to begin a colony. By removing moisture in all areas of the home and the hard to reach areas under cupboards and inside walls, we can reduce the chances of damage from mold. Mold can cause health effects.

SERVPRO aims to be on-site in less than four hours. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We respond quickly and begin water restoration before extensive damage and mold colonies can become established.

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County (845) 635-4550 to assist with water restoration of your home or business.

A Faulty Washing Machine Caused Water Damage in My Poughkeepsie Property. How Do I Restore the Affected Areas?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

A woman and child sitting in front of a laundry room. Let our professional team of SERVPRO technicians help with your Poughkeepsie water damage.

Hire a Restoration Firm in Poughkeepsie to Perform Water Removal in Your Property.

When you notice water seeping into various surfaces in your Poughkeepsie home after your washing machine leaks, do not waste time. Contact professional restorers from a reputed company like SERVPRO immediately to avoid costly repairs and health issues. Our technicians can help you to save salvageable items and restore your property to its pre-damaged state.

Why is it necessary to seek professional help?

The professionals who provide water removal services in Poughkeepsie have gone through extensive training to handle water damage of any magnitude. Our restorers use high-tech equipment and tools, special and approved techniques to remove water and dry affected areas. Our experienced workforce can solve your dilemma professionally and in the shortest time possible. 

What does water damage restoration involve?

Over the years, we have been in business, we have restored thousands of properties to their pre-damage condition with success. Depending on the severity of the water loss incident in your home, our restoration process may involve the following: 

  • Thorough inspection
  • Water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Deodorization
  • Rebuilding affected areas

How do you identify where the water went?

During the restoration process, we use our advanced equipment to leave no detail behind. Our technicians can use penetrating moisture meters to get the exact moisture readings in porous surfaces such as carpet and pad.

We also take moisture and humidity readings regularly during the restoration process using equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, and moisture sensors to get a clear picture of the effectiveness of our drying process. If we suspect water seeped in cavities that can be costly to repair if we demolish them, we can use borescopes to check for contamination. 

How do you dry porous surfaces?

SERVPRO technicians can use various drying dehumidifying procedures depending on the severity of the water intrusion. We use air moving equipment to increase air circulation in a home. This equipment helps increase the rate of evaporation in the affected areas. Our team can then use a low grain refrigerant dehumidifier to dry your home. The machine lowers the moisture levels in the air and surfaces of the affected property to the lowest level possible. It can take a few days to restore your property after water damage. 

Even a slight amount of water can cause significant damage to your house. Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for prompt water removal services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Are There Different Extractors for My Poughkeepsie Residential Water Removal?

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment. SERVPRO has all that you need

With standing water or saturation in your Poughkeepsie home, our SERVPRO team must utilize multiple tools to prepare the property for drying. 

Before many other mitigation or restoration processes can begin in your Poughkeepsie home following a water loss, the appropriate steps must be taken to address standing water and pooling. Because there are dozens of potential extractors that our SERVPRO team might use for a loss site, there are considerations that must get made to determine the best water removal tool. 

The process hinges on finding the most efficient and thorough solutions regarding water removal in Poughkeepsie homes and other actions like drying. With multiple options ranging from powerful extractor trucks to more handheld, mobile solutions, we can meet the need of your home with a confident approach that results in a faster path to drying and restoring the house. 

How Do You Choose the Right Extractor for the Job? 

Extraction is a critical element of water loss mitigation, making it one of the first actions taken when our SERVPRO team arrives. Choosing among the available equipment involves several factors, including where in the house is damaged, if it is surface or trapped water to face, and what materials have become exposed. There are many possible extraction units available to our technicians, but often the choice lies between three primary types:

  • Submersible Pumps 
  • Wet Vacuums 
  • Truck-Mounted Pumps

When Is the Best Time for Submersible Pumps? 

With standing water, removing it to a manageable depth is a priority of our responding technicians. To accomplish this, when clean water is the culprit, we can focus our water removal efforts on the capable abilities of submersible pumps. Electric pumps in this line are the most versatile, offering a consistent and continual draw of standing water. Additionally, electric submersible pumps can often reach more challenging areas like the basement and attic with longer discharge lines. This versatility can make it a smart choice to begin water removal as soon as our technicians arrive at the damaged site. Submersible pumps offer:

  • Quiet Operation
  • Continual Water Removal 
  • Options Such as Electric or Gas-Powered 

When Do Wet Vacuums Fit the Situation Best? 

While our technicians might first look to bigger extraction units if widespread standing water is a concern, wet vacuums play an equally vital role. Submersible pumps can only work in depths of two inches or higher, and shallower than this and the pump loses prime to continue pulling water from the area. While submersibles can then be vital in removing standing water to this two-inch depth, it is tools like wet vacuums that must remove the water the rest of the way. Wet vacuums also have the versatility of being the extraction force for many of the specialty tools used in water removal. Some of the key advantages of using these units include:

  • Mobility – many of the extraction tools that our SERVPRO professionals use are anchored to specific points where they get used until they get relocated. Wet vacuums offer a faster path from one damaged area to the next.Technicians can carry these portable tanks from one damaged area to another to quickly address both surface water and trapped moisture in flooring/wall materials. 
  • Versatility – Even in situations where standing water might be at a depth suitable for submersible pumps, wet vacuums might be able to reach the damaged areas. The size of the units in smaller, confined spaces, can help to remove surface water to allow for focused drying efforts with air movers, dehumidifiers, and other moisture removal equipment.
  • Attachments – One of the advantages of using wet vacuums is their ability to support multiple attachments that can better manage lingering surface water or trapped moisture in flooring materials like hardwood and carpeting. Carpet wands, for example, can pull trapped water from carpeted flooring to allow drying efforts to be more productive and take less time.

When is the Truck-Mounted Pump Necessary? 

Widespread water losses can be a challenge to witness in your home, but that is often when our SERVPRO professionals utilize our larger truck-mount extractor. Capable of removal rates of 300 PSI, we can remove high volumes of water over short periods. These tools are ideal for shorter distances to maintain as much available pressure and prime as possible to increase the removal rate. 

Water removal is not cut and dry for your property and can involve multiple tools and equipment. Our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team can provide a fast and reliable response with the full range of extraction tools to protect your home and its belongings. Give us a call anytime at (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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Water Damage In Your Poughkeepsie Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

water dripping from ceiling SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is at your disposal whenever water damage takes over your home.

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

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

Avoiding Structural Hazards in Hyde Park Homes After Water Loss

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Certified Technicians Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Poughkeepsie Home

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water stained ceiling When water damage is left untreated, heavy water staining can occur. We are available to start restoration right away.

Ceiling to Floor Water Damage Cleanup in Poughkeepsie

Sitting on a sofa in a NY living room, water damage is probably the thing not on most homeowner's minds. However, when there is a water loss issue on an upper floor of a home, water follows gravity and migrates downward, through the floor joists and ceiling into the story below.

SERVPRO technicians know that it is vital to extract all water damage from a Poughkeepsie home. When the loss occurs in an upstairs bathroom and affects lower levels, the technicians scope the area to determine areas of elevated moisture.

How is Water Found?

Originating at the start of the water damage incident, SERVPRO technicians use various forms of moisture detection equipment to "see" underneath floors and within walls as they work their way outward. This method is especially helpful for determining if elevated moisture levels exist in floor joists or wall cavities.

How Can SERVPRO Dry Inside Walls and Under Floors?

When needed, techs drill small holes referred to as "weep holes" to allow for drainage and expanded airflow. Fans work for drying surfaces only and are not enough for complete drying needs. The technicians deploy centrifugal air movers and use specialized attachments to direct airflow between levels within floor joists and directly into wall cavities.

When weep holes are not enough, or sheetrock begins to buckle or warp, there is no restoration potential, and it requires removal. This action halts any further wicking of moisture and opens up the wall or ceiling area for better airflow.

How Do Technicians Know a Home is Dry?

Before drying, they set goals for ambient moisture levels. During and after the drying phase of water loss clean up, they take readings to ensure they attain set goals. They scope the premises again to ensure no residual areas of moisture remain. This attention to detail negates secondary issues occurring such as mold or foul odors.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County when there is water damage. The certified, trained technicians are available 24/7 at (845) 635-4550 to make the loss in the property, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Water Damage Professionals Will Save Your Hyde Park Residence

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water damaged tile flooring in home When your residence has water damage, call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for effective cleanup services.

Get Effective Water Cleanup In Your Hyde Park Residence By Hiring Experienced Professionals

When water from a burst pipe, HVAC leak, or plumbing problem gets into unwanted places, it can cause significant destruction to your prized possessions and house. Restoring your Hyde Park residence after water damage can seem to be a challenging task. However, if you act quickly, you can reduce the damage and save some of your belongings. Dampness can cause mold growth, which can ruin furniture, carpets, walls, and flooring, among other items.

Mold can also cause health problems to the residents of a home. Therefore, after a water intrusion incident, you need effective water cleanup for your Hyde Park residence to prevent primary and secondary damage. You can start dealing with the issue by contacting your insurance firm and inform it about the actions you plan to take. The other steps you can take to deal with the incident include:

    •    Disconnecting the power, unplugging electronics, and removing free items like furniture and electronics from the affected areas to increase the chances of saving them.
    •    Removing the water using buckets, old towels, mops, or a wet/dry vacuum.
    •    Drying out the affected area using fans and a dehumidifier. It is also advisable to open windows to enhance air circulation and expedite drying.
    •    After the area is dry, including insulation, wood beams, and drywall, use disinfectants to eliminate any bacteria that may be present.
    •    Disposing of ruined items responsibly—You can organize the damaged items into piles and take what you can to a recycling center to ease the pressure on local landfill sites.

With water loss incidents, there is always more than what meets the eye. Floors can appear dry, but water could have penetrated and pooled beneath them. Capillary action can pull water behind cabinets into the wall cavities and drywall. The hidden water can cause microbial growth. It is therefore vital to call a restoration company like SERVPRO to ensure effective restoration of your property.

Saving time is vital when dealing with water damage. That’s why we are available around the clock throughout the year. Our trained team of technicians can arrive at your home one hour after receiving your call. We start by assessing the destruction to determine which water cleanup services are required. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) use advanced water extraction, drying, and monitoring equipment to perform water cleanup jobs.

We remove standing water using wet/dry vacuums and then set up air movers around the perimeter of the affected rooms at 45-degree angles, pointing towards the walls. Our SERVPRO technicians also place dehumidifiers in the affected areas to eliminate excess moisture from the air. Our technicians take moisture content readings of damp items and those of dry material in unaffected areas to create drying goals.

When your Poughkeepsie, Beekman or Red Hook residence has water damage, call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County at (845) 635-4550 for effective cleanup services. We can dry your home using applied structural drying techniques to make the water intrusion incident seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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Faster to Your Dutchess County Water Damage Event

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County  provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (845)-635-4550

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Basement Flooding? Call SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County Today!

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Too many homeowners have gone down their basement steps to find a pool of murky water. Water follows the path of least resistance, finding cracks and holes through basement walls. Flooding can often be attributed to insufficient drainage around basement walls, heavy rains, a faulty sump pump, or a combination of these factors.

SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County Professionals are highly trained in water damage restoration including basement and crawlspace flooding. They have the experience, expertise, and equipment to remove the water and dry your basement properly. Their water removal and drying process emphasizes monitoring and documentation to validate your property is dry.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Basement Flooding? Call Us Today 845-635-4550

What to do if you Experience Flooding in your Dutchess County Home

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A Water Damage Emergency? 
Call SERVPRO of NW and SE Dutchess County at 845-635-4550!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Commercial Loss in Dutchess County

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Multiple pipe burst in the 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)-635-455

Dutchess County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

If you have water damage in Dutchess County, take caution with wet appliances

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes a home, it can be from a variety of reasons. At SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County, we respond to homes that have water damage from burst pipes, flooding, toilet overflows and supply line leaks. Regardless of the cause, it is important to proceed with caution in a flooded home. In particular, be careful if you have wet electrical appliances in your home.  

Most likely there will be appliances and electrical devices such as T.V.'s and computers plugged in to electrical outlets in the wet areas of your home. Although it might be tempting to go in and "save" your laptop, keep your distance. You could suffer electric shock from water that you may not see in the appliance or outlet. Short circuiting electrical items also pose a fire hazard. We recommend that you go to your breaker and turn off the electricity to the affected areas, even if the area appears to be dry.  

Our experienced team have handled water damaged appliances and other electrical devices. Our office staff work with your insurance agency to determine which items can be restored and which need to be replaced. Call us at 845-635-4550 if you have water damage in your Dutchess County home. With over twenty years of experience, we know which steps to take and when to take them in bringing your home from disaster to "Like it never even happened."