What is the safest method of dealing with water damage?
SERVPRO knows best especially when it comes to your Yorktown Heights long term water damage. Call us today.
SERVPRO has industry-leading expertise and experience in water restoration, which allows us to implement a practical solution to your water emergency.
How does water damage start?
Water intrusion can come from a variety of sources, which makes it challenging to control and prevent. Short-term water emergencies may include sewer backup, plumbing issues, appliance malfunctions, or human error- like leaving a tap on. Longer-term water issues may manifest in your home from structural cavity deficiencies, slow leaks or blockages. Long-term water issues can creep up on a homeowner slowly over-time and appear as a musty odor or with yellowing and cracking of paintwork or walls. It can be tough to figure out exactly when and where the problem starts, but with professional assistance, you can get your home back to its original condition.
Are long term water losses reversible?
When water enters a material in your Yorktown Heights home, it can cause the material to expand and contract. Over-time damp natural materials like wood or drywall can weaken while the moisture at the surface provides ample conditions for microbial growth. Often, regular cleaning can help to contain water issues or address the symptoms of unpleasant odor and appearance. However, to return an item to its original condition, you may need to use professional drying equipment. SERVPRO operates on a restore over replace mentality, which means our focus is to salvage as much of your possessions and structure as possible.
How do you dry out a wet property?
- Find the source of moisture and work outward from there marking any areas that may become wet
- Open windows or use dehumidification equipment to exchange moist air with dry air and speed up the overall evaporation process
- Circulate heated air using an air-mover or other device to heat the surfaces of wet contents. This process can help to draw moisture out of the item and dry it properly
Restoring a wet property correctly does require professional equipment and can take up to five days. Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100.
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What Do I Do When Everything in My Mount Kisco House Is Wet?
Flood damage can damage the structure and contents of your home. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for effective services.
We Handle All Aspects of Mount Kisco Flood Damage Recovery: Why SERVPRO Is an Industry Leader
When you see pictures of flood remediation in Mount Kisco, often the rooms depicted are empty. Carpet is pulled aside, and water removal and drying equipment is scattered everywhere. Something is missing -- the furniture, the dishes, the books, the toys, the clothes, the electronics. The list goes on and on. With the rooms cleared, you can feel pretty confident with the pumps, extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers rolling off our signature green trucks that your home’s structure has more than a fighting chance to make it “Like it never even happened.”
But What About the Things that Make My House My Home?
The flood damage in your Mount Kisco home is all distressing. Still, the sadness you feel when you fear that many of your and your family’s ordinary but comforting goods and most beloved treasures might be destined to the scrapheap is heartbreaking. As the events unfold over the days following the storm, you learn why our production facility might be the workshop where your hopes and dreams for the restoration of these not so little things come true.
What Is the Procedure for Moving Items Out of My Flooded Home?
The stress and chaos of the flooding in Mount Kisco can have everything and everybody inside your house in an uproar, why SERVPRO developed a meticulous protocol if you choose to move out your possessions. We keep both you and your insurance carrier informed as we manage the packing, transporting, evaluating, cleaning, drying, and disinfection of the articles you entrust to us.
I Am Overwhelmed -- Who Does the Packing?
Our crews do the work, wrapping large items with materials to protect them, and gathering smaller possessions into boxes for transport. Items are listed, photographed, and tagged to keep them safe and straightforward to track. We use the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) for documentation and security purposes. This unique service allows us to generate barcode labels as an additional level of certainty as we sort through dozens to thousands of items, depending on your circumstances.
Where Do You Deliver My Possessions?
If you have a space on your property that is spacious, secure, and dry enough to contain the wet items, we might move all or some of them there for staging and evaluation. Articles that are severely damaged might take a direct route to our production facility. Our contents processing technicians possess many years of experience, a wealth of training and knowledge, and access to many cutting edge interventions and resources to return your possessions to their previous function and appearance.
What Kinds of Equipment Do We Use at Our Production Facility?
Why Do We Have Immersion and Ultrasonic Tanks?
Solid objects with intricate detailing benefit from soaking in solutions made of proprietary cleaners and water or solvents carefully concocted by our dedicated technicians. Embedded soil loosens and dissolves, ready for removal by cloths or brushes. Tough soiling responds to ultrasonic treatment, using sound waves to create intense heat and agitation to dislodge dirt and grime. This process must be planned and monitored by certified technicians.
What Is the Purpose of Small Drying Chambers?
Furniture and other large items are challenging to dry fast and thoroughly enough to prevent secondary mold and other damage. We create contained spaces using heavy-duty plastic where we can manipulate temperature, airflow, and humidity to facilitate the mechanical drying done with handheld extractors. Electronics also dry out more efficiently in a small, closed drying space.
How Can We Make Sure Documents and Other Paper Dry Out?
Freeze-drying is a method used successfully to remove water from books, photos, and other paperwork. It utilizes the process of sublimation, which permits the water to transition from frozen inside the paper to a vapor without the intervening, and damaging, liquid state.
Are Clothes, Linens, and Window Coverings Cleaned and Dried by SERVPRO?
Perhaps your laundry room is submerged under flood waters. Quite probably, the sheer volume of textiles and other soft items needing cleaning and drying is immense, and you need help managing it. We suggest you sort out clothing you need quickly from items that can be stored to guide us while running the loads through our industrial washers and dryers. We also can access dry cleaning for fabrics that are not typically washable without shrinkage or dye bleeding.
Who Reunites My Contents with My Home?
We monitor the progress of the water removal and structural drying in your home as we work with your contents; all are part of the same multi-phase project. Our managers confer and schedule a pack-back of your possessions, permitting a return to your everyday life.
A fortuitous combination of skilled contents technicians, evolving restoration technology, integrity, and innovative digital security measures is why SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County can deliver your possessions back to your cleaned, dried, and fully recovered home fast. Call us at (914) 241-8100 to discuss your options as soon as practicable after a flooding loss.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open in Mount Kisco, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County today at (914) 241-8100 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
Mount Kisco Business Owners are Asking, How Can I Clean Better?
SERVPRO Applies Disinfectants to Door Knobs as well as entire commercial enterprises in the Mount Kisco area
Essential service businesses in Mount Kisco that are open are working hard on maintaining good sanitation. However, many owners wonder if they are doing enough.
Different Types of Businesses Face Unique Cleaning Challenges
Our SERVPRO team has effective disinfection and cleaning practices to help any Mount Kisco business, which includes helping restaurant owners who face unique challenges. SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is experienced in providing decontamination services at a variety of unique locations. For example, our crews are veterans at the cleanup of sewage backups and mold contamination in occupied and unoccupied spaces with exposure to a variety of pathogens. Our team members clean at senior living communities and foodservice locations frequently.
Our crews follow CDC guidelines for preventative cleaning during this virus pandemic. We can also work with and empower in-house employees to do achieve better results, or we can perform separate projects by our own SERVPRO team.
- Distinct cleaning strategies for specific businesses
- Cleaning protocol for open or closed locations
- Proper cleaning products and procedures for each specific surface
- Flexible service hours
- Advice and consultation
SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100.
Disclaimer: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.
My Mount Kisco Daycare Center is Flooded, How Do I Clean it Up?
When you need flood damage restoration services in your daycare center, call SERVPRO!
Hire Professionals From SERVPRO to Handle the Commercial Flood Damage in Your Mount Kisco Daycare Center
The most devastating disasters, such as flooding, happen without warning. Flooding can ruin the structures and contents of the facility, and you must contend with the disruption of your daily operations.
What should I do immediately after the flood?
To get your daycare back up and running, you need to work with experts who provide commercial flood damage restoration in Mount Kisco. SERVPRO has the workforce and equipment required to handle flood damage. After a flood, you can do a few things to stay safe. They include:
• Follow the advice of local authorities like elected officials and first responders because they are usually informed about affected areas. They can tell you which flooded areas to avoid.
• Keep children away from floodwater – Floodwater may contain bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Children may also be vulnerable to electric shock.
• Discard or clean contaminated toys – Make sure children do not play with toys that floodwater has contaminated. Disinfect the toys that can be disinfected and discard the ones that cannot.
What other actions should be taken?
Experiencing flood damage in a daycare facility is stressful. The damage that floodwater causes can increase substantially if you do not take prompt action. We can remove the water and moisture and then work tirelessly to restore the facility to its former state.
How do you restore a daycare facility?
Our SERVPRO team assesses the damage and then uses advanced water restoration equipment, products, and procedures to eliminate the water, clean, dry, and disinfect the affected areas. Some equipment in our arsenal includes:
• High speed pumps to remove the water.
• Air movers to speed up evaporation at the surface level.
• Dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from the air.
• Infrared cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials.
Our well-trained and experienced staff can also help you to document water damaged items through our CCIS, Contents Claims, and Inventory service. We inventory items room by room and categorize them as questionable, salvageable, or salvageable. However, you and your insurer are responsible for making the decision on which items to discard.
When you need flood damage restoration services, call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100. We are a trusted name in flood clean-up.
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What Should I Do Or Avoid When Water Damage From a Toilet Overflow Happens in my Mount Kisco Property?
Don't let a toilet overflow wreak havoc in your home. Call SERVPRO today!
SERVPRO Has a Few Tips To Help You Through The Process.
A toilet overflow is a prevalent type of water damage that every homeowner will most likely deal with at least once. The most typical reason is a blockage in the trap preventing water and waste from flushing.
When a toilet overflow happens in a home, the water damage in Mount Kisco needs professional cleanup. The water on the floor is a mixture of both clean water from the tank and waste from the drain. Because this type of water is a category three biohazard, residents and pets should avoid direct contact.
Blot But Do Not Touch
Homeowners can put down towels and rags before SERVPRO techs arrive for cleanup; other than that, stay out of the loss area. Avoid mopping or any action that has the potential to result in contact with the water.
Do Not Flush the Toilet Again
If it can be done safely, turn off the water to the tank to stop the possibility of anyone in the home flushing the toilet and making the problem bigger. Once the drain has a blockage, any additional flushing can result in more water on the floor.
Do Not Treat the Water With Bleach
Different types of cleaning agents can affect surfaces in different ways. It may seem like a great idea to treat any affected areas with solutions to disinfect where the water went. However, bleach and other cleaning agents have the potential to do more harm if they cause damage such as bleeding of dyes or permanent spotting.
What to Expect
Because of the possibility of airborne bacteria or pathogens, SERVPRO technicians wear full-body protection, including respirators and goggles, as some harmful bacteria can enter the body via the eyes through microscopic droplets of contaminated water. The techs set up containment to stop any cross-contamination from occurring and extract the water. This attention in the early stages allows the loss area to get dried and disinfected rapidly.
SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 for timely assistance with water damage. The certified techs show up quickly and restore your home to its preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened."
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Is Flash Flooding Less Damaging and Disruptive Than Other Kinds of Flooding in Mount Kisco?
Regardless of the room affected, flooding can quickly overwhelm your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts immediately after damage.
No Matter What Caused the Flood That Damaged Your Mount Kisco Home SERVPRO Has an Effective Solution
There are five major types of flooding, and they each can cause significant structural damage in Mount Kisco.
What Is a Flash Flood?
It is defined as a torrential rainfall or a rapid thaw of snowpack that affects a small area with little or no notice. The flooding can be significant, incapacitating and moving large objects like vehicles, rocks, and trees and driving muck, silt, and dirt into a home’s basement.
What Is a River Flood?
It is characterized by a gradual overflow of river banks by snowmelt and heavy rains, usually with a fair amount of notice. Homes near the waterway can be impacted by lower-level flooding in Mount Kisco.
What Is a Pluvial Flood?
This flooding occurs after significant rainfall, where the ground cannot absorb the water. Storms that “train” one after another over a short period are examples. Water can seep through foundations, causing damage.
What Is an Urban Flood?
Often called a flash flood, it is also like a pluvial flood because the sudden load of heavy rain cannot drain through overwhelmed sewer systems. Pavement is not able to absorb the water like soil can, funneling the rush of water into structures through street and sidewalk-level doors and windows.
What Is a Coastal Flood?
A phenomenon of seaside or large lake areas, a coastal flood is where strong winds and high tides force ocean or lake waters inland, flooding low lying areas and homes.
How Should I Respond to Flooding of Any Kind in My Home?
Mount Kisco flood damage is most likely due to flash or pluvial flooding. Spring and summer are times when we can experience the torrential downpours that swiftly flow or seep into our homes. The timing of the flooding will be random, but your response can have a proactive component.
What Are Some Preparations I Can Make to Minimize a Flood’s Impact?
Inspection of Gutters and Downspouts
Making sure that heavy rains flow off your roof and deposit at least ten feet away from the foundation requires:
- Unclogged gutters
- Free-flowing downspouts with extensions that direct water into the yard
Ensuring Proper Slope Away from Foundations
The ground immediately around your foundation should slope down to funnel water away.
Inspection of Foundation Soundness
Check foundations for cracks and missing mortar. Windows and doors in walkouts must be in good condition.
Storing Items Away from Potentially Flooded Spaces
If, like many homeowners, you use your basement or lowest level for storage, consider moving vulnerable items to a higher space in your home. Waterproof containers can help, as well.
Elevate Appliances and Systems
Utility rooms contain laundry machines, water heaters, and HVAC equipment. Consider placing this crucial equipment up on blocks or other supports above flood lines.
Install a Sump Pump
A sump pump operates when excess water drains into its “pit,” suctioning the fluids out through a hose that exits the basement and drains an appropriate distance away from the foundation.
How Can a Professional Flood Damage Recovery Company Help if My Basement or Lowest Level Floods Despite Proaction?
Because the torrent of water and debris can overwhelm your most careful preparations, SERVPRO offers emergency, mitigation, and remediation services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving quickly after your call for assistance.
What Can You Expect from Our Crew?
Our team arrives in service vehicles stocked with extraction and structural drying equipment to avoid any delays in our response. We also have shovels and other mud, sand, and silt removal tools as extraction equipment works most efficiently when our crews reduce solid debris.
We check for hazards and consider shutting down power until the water level lowers. Because the flood waters contain contaminants picked up overland, our employees wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and contain the fluids for lawful disposal.
Employees set up submersible pumps for water deeper than two inches. Our truck-mounted extractors use wands to suction up the rest of the standing water, using onboard power if necessary when electricity is still out.
Moisture Detection and Monitoring
We scan for hidden and trapped caches of water and moisture absorbed into structural components. This is critical to permanent recovery as lingering moisture can destroy building materials and contribute to mold damage.
Strategic Demolition for Thorough Extraction and Efficient Drying
Our technicians might drill holes or make flood cuts to access the leftover water for extraction. Opening the spaces also improves drying efforts, allowing warm air movement in wet cavities and permitting dehumidifiers to reach and capture water vapor.
Wrap Around Build Back Services
When we cut drywall or drill into cinder blocks or mortar joints, we need repair and rebuilding options to complete restoration. We can access reconstruction resources in house or through our affiliated construction partner.
SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County has robust solutions for every flood damage challenge you face. Call us at (914) 241-8100 for a rapid response and plan that transforms a watery, contaminated mess to “Like it never even happened.”
How Do I Get Soot Off of My Walls In My Mount Kisco Home?
“Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Mount Kisco Can Swiftly Remediate the Fire Damage Causing Soot Stains in Your Home
Many Mount Kisco homeowners may find themselves needing to deal with fire damage at some point in their life. Unfortunately, damage from a blaze can leave many reminders behind, such as soot stains.
How can SERVPRO address the soot staining my walls from the fire damage in my Mount Kisco home?
• Identification: Depending on what the fire inside your home burned, the compounds that make up the greasy stains on your wall may need different agents to break them down.
• Cleaning: Our SERVPRO techs can use several cleaning methods to lift the soot from your walls. Scrubbing used in combination with the right cleaning agent can break down the soot.
• Sealing: In rare cases, a fresh coat of a special sealing-paint may be needed to lock in odors and touch up the color after removal.
Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County right now if your home needs fire damage remediation. Dial (914) 241-8100 to get in touch with one of our representatives. We're open 24/7.
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Water Damage in Mount Kisco
“Like it never even happened.”
Water Damage in Mount Kisco Homes Gets Detailed Attention to Lessen Loss
When water damage happens, it is difficult to clean up as a DIY project without missing some of it. That is why when the scale of the loss has the potential to seep under flooring, saturate carpeting, or wick into walls; it is vital to bring in professional help.
SERVPRO techs work hard to remove all of the water damage from Mount Kisco homes and restore them to their preloss condition. This level of restoration service comes with extensive training adhering to the standards as taught through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of best practices.
Along with comprehensive skills education, the technicians have access to a vast array of specialized equipment to handle all types of water extraction and drying properties. When sewage or contaminants are part of the equation, they have personal protective gear, including respirators with HEPA filtration, to inhibit the likelihood of breathing in airborne particulate.
How SERVPRO Techs Determine the Scale of Water Loss
Because water follows both the laws of gravity and the path of least resistance, it goes down as much as possible. The techs use their advanced moisture detection equipment that allows them to "see" behind walls and under floors to determine if the area needs extraction and drying.
What Happens When Water Gets Missed?
If water seeps into the subflooring, it can cause foul odors, mold, and tile delamination, all of which are much more costly issues to fix. When water invades wall cavities behind baseboards, mold infestations have the potential to grow unseen and spread until a large amount of the sheetrock requires removal turning a water loss problem into mold remediation.
How Does Professional Drying Differ?
When the techs set up drying equipment, they often turn to centrifugal air movers. These little powerhouses deliver air at such a high velocity they cause embedded moisture to rise. Then the carefully placed dehumidification equipment grabs the water vapor and ports it offsite. This cycle continues until the loss area is dry.
Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 when you need any size water damage removed and your home restored to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”
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Become Familiar With Commercial Water Damage Remediation Services in Mount Kisco
Your law office needs to be professional and clean at all times. Contact SERVPRO at any sign of water damage.
Commercial Water Removal From Your Mount Kisco Law Office
A water leak in your law office restroom is a giant nuisance and potentially detrimental to business. There are also implications for important documentation if near the floor level or improperly stored. It is essential to keep your office functional while important cleanup and restoration occurs. First things first, ensure the water main is turned off, and the leak stops. Then, move any physical documentation exposed to moisture to a dry area, or out of the building. Before canceling all of your upcoming appointments, you may want to seek professional assistance.
When you want to keep your business running as usual, commercial water removal in Mount Kisco presents a unique set of challenges compared to dealing with water removal within your home. When a house has water damage, it typically does not matter if there are large pieces of visible equipment and people working. When it is your office, and you have clients coming in to meet you, it is crucial to keep a low profile to maintain a professional front, so the business does not suffer.
SERVPRO restoration and water removal technicians come to assess the damage to devise a plan as soon as possible, knowing how important it is to keep everything running smoothly. If some of your office contents suffered damage, technicians might remove them to clean the items in a secured off-site storage facility. If documents do not have a digital copy and need restoration, SERVPRO calls in a document restoration specialist to assist.
Extraction, if needed in carpeted areas, usually occurs using portable extraction equipment outside of regular business hours, so the work does not disrupt employees and clients. An essential piece in drying the impacted area is the facilitation of evaporation. Technicians strategically place surface-level air movers around the office to blow warm, dry air exhausted by dehumidifiers placed in out of the way corners.
SERVPRO is available for any size disaster 24/7 and understands the cost of business and the importance of uninterrupted workflow. Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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