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Fire Damage Restoration in Mount Kisco Homes

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

fire truck on a street The fire department is here to help put out the fire; SERVPRO is Here to Help during fire damage restoration in Mount Kisco.

SERVPRO Improves Fire Restoration Outcomes in Mount Kisco by Using Unique Procedures

Knowing the tedious work and costs involved in fire damage restoration, you might question its essence. However, since saving valuables at your Mount Kisco home is essential, the restoration exercise is critical. Generally, items resilient to heat and flame exposure and do not absorb water are readily salvaged. Advanced restoration can help address changes in materials such as charring and accumulation of residues.

Proper planning is essential for effective fire damage restoration in Mount Kisco properties. Otherwise, it is possible to do significant work that does not change the trajectory of the incident. When SERVPRO intervenes, it is easier to optimize any fire damage restoration step to address the arising problems. 

Deciding what to save after a fire may not be as straightforward as you might think. Although you may consider all the items in your house as valuables, you have to alter your outlook during fire damage restoration. The value of an item has to be weighed against the cost of getting a replacement, the time and effort needed to fix it, and whether it holds any sentimental value. A professional assessment can narrow down the items to consider salvaging by identifying the technical issues restoration must address.

Readily salvageable materials include:

  • Glass materials
  • Metal items
  • Hardwood floors
  • Soiled fabrics

The glass items affected by a fire in your house could range from kitchen utensils to structural materials such as window panes. Since glass is resilient to some degree of heat and does not absorb residues or moisture, items left intact are easily salvaged after a thorough cleaning. One problem with glass items is the hazy look that develops after cleaning the soot residues, making your precious items look cheap. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced cleaning methods to remove such blemishes. Specializing cleaning products such as the Window Green Clean solution help strip off soot residues, leaving window panes shiny for glass panes. For small items like utensils, immersion methods such as Ultrasonic Cleaning help. 

An ultrasonic cleaning system combines the power of chemical agents with a mild abrasive power to provide the best cleaning outcomes. Abrasion comes from millions of tiny vapor bubbles that the system produces and implodes instantaneously, effectively removing fire residues.

Restoring Significant Changes

Some of the changes in materials triggered by fire are significant, but it might be possible to reverse them with the right fire damage restoration approach. Charring and deep soiling are likely for solid wood materials such as frames and trusses supporting the house. Charring can weaken the structural materials if it is deep enough. It also leads to persistent odor issues if not fully addressed.  

Dealing with charring

  • Measure char depth, depths of ¼ inch or less can be salvaged, even on roof trusses
  • Clean abrasively to remove residue
  • Seal or refinish the affected areas

Using a simple tool such as a char gauge, our SERVPRO technicians check whether any charred material section exceeds a percentage that would compromise the structural integrity, thus making it unsalvageable. Removing a layer of carbon residues left as charring requires significant power since it is attached to the material, unlike a layer of deposits that you can easily wipe off. An abrasive cleaning method is essential. Our crews assess the situation to determine whether sanding or blast-cleaning with a medium like dry ice or soda would be ideal. Dry ice and soda are excellent when you do not intend to scour the material deeply or leave significant debris. The two blast cleaning methods drive dry ice or soda pellets over a surface at a high pressure where they disintegrate on impact, stripping away unwanted fire residues.

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County takes any action necessary to ensure fire damage restoration has a positive impact. Call us at (914) 241-8100. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Water Damage Can Impact Your Mount Kisco Property

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment set up in a water damaged cafeteria Our expert technicians work hard to restore your Mount Kisco home after water damage and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Assistance with SERVPRO in Mount Kisco Brings Efficient Results

Mount Kisco residents or business owners dealing with water damage need to fix it quickly. Waiting too long to address water infiltration and hidden moisture could lead to costly secondary damage. Additionally, moisture lurking within your property presents the perfect opportunity for black mold to develop. SERVPRO features 24/7 response with proven methods and the latest technology to facilitate water removal services. With one call to our customer care team, you could have technicians at your door ready to get started in four hours or less. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

To help you with cleanup and water damage in Mount Kisco, we must come in to assess and inspect all areas where water damage is present. Our crew chief notes surfaces and materials impacted, the type of water, and how much has been affected. This allows for proper selection of equipment, how many pieces of equipment, and which processes and cleaning will help us achieve our goals.

Rapid Response 24-Hours a Day

Acting fast is imperative with any water-related incident. We bring some of the following tools to your home off of our Green Fleet of vehicles so that we can get to work:

  • Water removal tools/equipment – These may include truck-mounted pumps, gas-powered pumps, and submersible pumps. Depending on how much water is present, we could use several types of equipment. For example, drying mats are available to handle floor drying, while weighted extractors (rovers) can help push up and pull out water from carpeting and the carpet pad below.
  • Drying and dehumidification equipment – We have a selection of air movers and dehumidifiers to help encourage evaporation to bring relative humidity (RH) back to normal levels in your home. 
  • Cleaning agents – Our technicians have access to a wide range of EPA-registered cleaning agents and antimicrobials to help us deter mold growth and ensure all surfaces are clean, disinfected, and sanitized.

What About Hidden Moisture Behind Walls and Under Cabinetry?

SERVPRO’s techniques include specialized structural drying to help us get the best results faster. You could have water that migrates under cabinetry, behind baseboards, and other tight spaces that pose a challenge with some antiquated restoration methods. In many situations, we can get in with minimal disruption to facilitate drying so that no hidden moisture gets left to cause secondary damage or mold growth. 

We get started with moisture detection tools such as:

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Probing/penetrating moisture meters
  • Thermal imaging technology
  • Hygrometers

We can take several avenues to help us handle moisture mitigation, some of which may involve controlled demolition. Our options include:

  • Drill/weep holes – We can remove baseboards and create “weep” holes by drilling into surface materials. This creates openings where we can enhance air circulation and facilitate better drying.
  • Positive air pressure systems – Once any pooling is remedied behind walls or tight spaces, we can put positive air pressure units in place. These systems include outlet hoses placed into the weep holes to push warm air throughout. 

Let Us Help Ensure your Homeowner’s Insurance Claim goes Smoothly

Whenever you get dealt a blow from water damage, you never want to add to your stress level by having issues with your insurance claim. We take the time to carefully document every detail of your water damage project so that your claim goes as smoothly as possible. SERVPRO acts as a trusted liaison with your insurance provider so that you never have to worry.

By calling our offices at SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County, you will access our entire crew and industry-proven water damage methods. You can reach us 24/7 by dialing (914) 241-8100.

Detailed Mold Damage Repair You Can Trust in Mount Kisco

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage around a bathtub Spot mold damage in your Mount Kisco home? Contact our SERVPRO team to determine the cause and remediate the damage.

Call SERVPRO in Mount Kisco When You Require Mold Damage Assistance

Did you know that many property owners have mold developing in their homes without realizing it? Many mold infestations go undetected for a while, leading to costly damage to a home. Should you detect musty odors or have questions about areas that seem like mold development, calling SERVPRO to your Mount Kisco property is best. We have the proper experience, tools, and training to safely handle mold remediation to give you added peace of mind, making your home Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Why not tackle mold damage in Mount Kisco as a DIY project? It would be best never to spray areas with bleach or other cleaners whenever you suspect mold development. It is also vital that you never wipe, brush or disturb mold as it can dislodge the spores and cause them to become airborne. Instead, our team at SERVPRO can come in to inspect areas where mold is suspected, address the moisture issue that brought it on, and handle safe, effective mold cleanup. 

Know the Signs of Possible Mold Development

Mold is everywhere around us, in the air we breathe and on countless surfaces. However, you may not think you have a mold issue unless you can see it with your own eyes. You need to know that:

  • Some mold colonies present visible signs that you may see inside cabinets, in the back of a closet, or the bathroom.
  • You may only have your olfactory senses to count on in some cases. Overwhelming musty and foul odors could be telling you that mold is present somewhere in your home. 

Our IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO know how to identify mold growth and select the best processes for cleaning. 

How Does Mold Cleanup Start?

Once we arrive at your property, we simultaneously locate areas where mold seems to be developing and address the cause of excessive moisture. Failing to fix a leaking pipe or pulling up moisture from a water spill can open the door for mold to come back. We work to determine the best course of action based on the type of mold present, the area it is located, and the severity of the situation. Structural elements and building materials also get assessed to determine their safety and overall integrity. 

Disposal and Cleaning Commence

After containment barriers like negative air pressure and poly sheeting get put into place, the work begins. Any materials or contents deemed unsalvageable due to mold infestation get removed from your Mount Kisco home and disposed of according to local guidelines. Surface cleaning and vacuums are usually the ideal solutions, but there are cases where microbes are rooted deeply, and specialized methods are necessary. Some of the options available to us will include things like:

  • Surface cleaning with EPA-registered antimicrobials
  • Sanding
  • Soda blasting
  • Controlled demolition 

Drying and Dehumidification are Crucial for Mold-Related Projects

We do whatever is possible to dry your interior where moisture has become an issue. Our dehumidification equipment allows us to pull vapors from their air, while Injectidry and other drying equipment will enable us to push air through cavities where moisture may be lurking. We adjust our equipment and add or remove pieces as needed to help us achieve our drying goals.

You Deserve To Have Your Home “Like it never even happened.”

Before we finish our mold remediation and cleanup, all damage gets repaired with the help of trusted local contractors. Drywall gets replaced, new carpet installed, and other elements to bring your home to pre-mold condition. Everything gets finished with total cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorization so that your interior is fresh and ready to enjoy once again.

Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County when you require assistance with mold damage. You can reach us by dialing (914) 241-8100, and we can send a crew out as soon as possible.

Become Familiar With Commercial Water Damage Remediation Services in Mount Kisco

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Statue 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 necessary documentation near the floor level or improperly stored. It is essential to keep your office functional while important cleanup and restoration occur. 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 different 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.

Why Should I Choose a Mold Remediation Company that Carries Out Moisture Testing?

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

 Illustration of Mildew When Water Leaks Lead to Mold Damage in Your Mount Kisco Home--Contact SERVPRO for Superior Remediation

Mount Kisco Residents Want to Reduce the Chance of Mold Returning

Nobody in Mount Kisco wants to deal with fungal growth in their home. Fungi can smell terrible, can damage drywall and stucco, looks unsightly, and can cause health effects. However, dealing with minor disasters and getting repairs is part of being a homeowner. The best move is to hire a professional when you need them.

If you are looking for a mold remediation company in Mount Kisco, choose a firm like SERVPRO that understands how to search for hidden sources of moisture. To understand why this is so important, you must first know how and why mold grows and spreads.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a naturally-occurring fungus that is present throughout nature. Fungi do not obtain energy from sunlight as plants do – instead, they metabolize the material they live on. Mold is necessary outdoors because it helps break down decaying organic matter, such as dead plants. However, mold can also travel indoors, and you do not need it in your home.

How Does Mold Spread?

One of the things mold needs to form new colonies is fresh mold spores. If fungi are growing in your home, spores can break away from the colony and travel through your house. Spores can hitch a ride:

  • On clothes and shoes
  • On shopping bags
  • On pet fur
  • On air currents or through HVAC systems

Mold can enter your home from outside, and if you have a colony in your home already, the spores can spread from there and find new places to grow.

How Does Mold Grow?

Mold needs several things to propagate:

  • Mold spores
  • The organic material to feed on – in your home includes paper, wood (cellulose), wool, cotton, and drywall
  • Warm, dark conditions – mold often grows in bathrooms, laundry rooms, or basements
  • Oxygen
  • Moisture

Given the right conditions, most molds can start growing within 48 hours. Certainly, a good reason to call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at the first sign of fungus in your home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and the sooner you get us, the sooner we can commence mold remediation.

How Can I Make It Harder For Mold To Grow?

There are some things you cannot control and some things you can. Let us consider the above list and see what is controllable. Because mold spores are naturally occurring, you cannot prevent them from entering your home, but with a well-maintained HVAC system, with HEPA filters, you can minimize spore circulation.

You cannot remove all possible food sources because that would mean no textiles, no wood, no cotton, and even no wallpaper or drywall! You cannot keep every part of your home brightly lit at all times, either. Mold likes warm places, and you cannot keep your home uncomfortably cold to prevent fungal growth. However, one thing you can often control is the presence of moisture. SERVPRO can test moisture levels and help dry your home.

Why Is Moisture Assessment Necessary?

Not every source of moisture is visible. Perhaps you noticed water pooling in the corner of your basement or around the bathroom faucets and a mold colony nearby. But you cannot tell if there is moisture hidden behind fixtures or fittings or whether the damp seeped into a wall or baseboard. Moisture testing gives a fuller picture of the situation, which means more effective remediation.

What Moisture Testing Equipment Does SERVPRO Use?

We equip our teams with several kinds of moisture testing equipment. Moisture meters measure the moisture content of various types of material, such as wood or gypsum. Most meters are calibrated for wood. We can use that scale to compare the relative levels in different kinds of material. Penetrating moisture meters pierce the material and use electrical conductivity to read the stories. In contrast, non-penetrating meters use conductivity, capacitance, or radio signals. We use moisture sensors for carpets and carpet pads. They pierce through the material to check if water has reached the sub-floor underneath. Thermo-hygrometers measure the relative humidity and temperature of the air to compare readings between areas affected by mold and those not affected by it. Thermal imaging cameras measure the temperature of building materials, which helps us build a picture of how moisture has traveled throughout the material. Detection equipment lets us look beyond visible mold colonies and assess the situation thoroughly.

What Can SERVPRO Do About Moisture?

Once we have uncovered the presence of moisture, it is essential to take action to reduce it. Reducing and then eliminating water drips and leaks make it harder for mold to come back. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the area, including carpets and textiles. We continue to monitor moisture levels while we work to ensure everything is properly dried. We can also recommend repairs or other steps to reduce moisture in the area.

 If you need a mold remediation company with the right tools and expertise, call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100.

Learn How to Start Flood Damage Remediation in Bedford

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Living Space Regardless of Which Room Flooding Affects, SERVPRO is There For You With Water Removal and Remediation Services. Call Right Away.

Tips for Protecting Your Bedford Home From Mold After Flood Damage

Flood water entering your home is alarming, and the flood damage left behind needs prompt action to stop more significant issues from developing.

To ensure mold is not also a problem on top of flood damage, Bedford homeowners can take specific actions to prevent secondary losses from occurring. First and foremost, bring in a professional restoration services company and do not come into contact with groundwater or remove items from the home that have had contact.

Remove Paper Products That Matter from The Home

Mold loves to consume wood and wood products, and in high-humidity situations, papers, books, and magazines frequently become hosts to mold colonies. Remove artwork and photos from walls to a dry, low humidity space, or SERVPRO can arrange a Pack-Out to a secure location until the completion of cleanup efforts.

Water Extraction Assists With Faster Drying

Since mold spores already exist naturally both indoors and outdoors, they are just basically floating around looking for optimum conditions to germinate. SERVPRO technicians use their array of moisture detection equipment to scope the home and identify all areas of excessive moisture, so they remove as much as possible before drying the property.

Drying Assists in the Elimination of Mold

After flooding happens in a property, if the humidity levels remain above 50% indoors, mold infestations set up home rapidly and begin to spread. Mold cannot exist without adequate moisture levels, so the technicians set drying goals and ensure they are met to inhibit mold further.

Cleaning With Antimicrobials Helps to Diminish Mold

SERVPRO uses professional-grade cleaners and antimicrobials to eradicate bacteria and mold from surfaces, leaving them disinfected. In cases where technicians previously performed abatement of mold colonies during flood mitigation, it is standard practice to treat the surfaces with antimicrobial sealants to prohibit the return. 

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 is ready to assist property owners with any size flood damage in their homes. Our certified technicians arrive quickly and work to restore your home to its pre-flood condition, "Like it never even happened."

Mount Kisco Properties Benefit from SERVPRO Fire Loss and Odor Control Mitigation

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Thick Smoke Cloud SERVPRO Says to Mount Kisco Homeowners--Call Us for Fire Damage Restoration and Odor Control

Why Several Deodorizers Exist for Fire-Damaged Mount Kisco Homes

There are multiple tools, products, and machines that are vital in the professional recovery of fire loss incidents to Mount Kisco homes. As challenging as these instances can be to overcome, even with this advanced equipment, many homeowners seeking to do this alone do not have the same access to these modern machines. Some mid-grade options exist in home improvement locations for rent or purchase, but without purchasing an entire inventory of restoration tools yourself, how do you know what items you need for fire loss recovery?

One of the biggest challenges regarding fire damage in Mount Kisco homes is lingering odors and smoke. Deodorization equipment can often eliminate these threats permanently. Still, there are several units that you can choose from – even with the limited stock available in hardware stores. There are reasons that there are varying types and why all of these options arrive with our SERVPRO professionals when we reach a fire-damaged property.

Primarily, our SERVPRO team utilizes several options in most fire loss incidents, including thermal and UV foggers, hydroxyl generators, and even ozone machines. Each of these units has distinct advantages, primarily in either the range of their effectiveness or in the items that they can most efficiently and thoroughly deodorize. Thermal foggers, for example, can easily permeate soft materials like clothing, upholstery, and carpets to break apart harsh odor compounds embedded in them.

There are disadvantages to specific choices as well, and these are things that you need to know before these units get rented or purchased. Ozone generators are highly capable machines that can make short work of odors in contents and open areas of your damaged home. Still, the creation of ozone to neutralize these molecules is hazardous and even fatal to humans and pets directly exposed. These units must get run while no other work is getting completed. SERVPRO strongly suggests not to introduce O3 ozone molecules into your home. Leave the heavy lifting to us, done right and safely.

We strive to give our customers the information that can help them to make the best decisions for their property in a time of crisis. While our SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County team is always here to help you make fire loss “Like it never even happened.” we are also here to help with any questions you might have. Give us a call today at (914) 241-8100.

Steps Taken After Burst Pipe Water Damage in Mount Kisco Homes

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Leaky Pipe Call your local professionals at SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County to ensure your home is dry and sanitary.

Fast Mitigation Helps After Substantial Water Damage to Mount Kisco Properties

Mitigation is a critical part of burst pipe repair and restoration. Water damage can be substantial from these incidents, so SERVPRO reaches the home quickly for:

  • Extraction
  • Drying
  • Surface cleaning
  • Repairs

Stopping Water Flow

An essential part of water damage restoration for Mount Kisco homes in Westchester County is stopping the water flow as soon as possible. Once a burst pipe has been diagnosed in the household, homeowners should react quickly by shutting down the main service leading into the property to stop the water flow out of the broken portion of the pipe.

Repairing the Plumbing

With a contractor license, we complete the number of repairs and build-back services required to return your property to preloss condition. A priority of our responding team is to restore water service to the property, which involves repairing the burst pipe that caused water damage initially.

Mitigating Standing Water Damages

Perhaps one of the greatest loss effects that result from burst pipe incidents is the substantial volume of standing water restorers must contend with when we arrive. Standing water is destructive to porous surfaces and can continually cause harm to the structure and contents exposed until the situation is resolved. We have multiple extraction devices to help, including pumps and vacuums.

Thorough Drying

With most of the direct damage dealt with from the burst pipe, it is still essential to undertake the necessary steps to dry the premises thoroughly. Drying involves several tools and strategies but relies most on-air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers promote evaporation on surfaces and through the environment, while dehumidifiers work to pull moisture from the atmosphere for disposal.

Water damage restoration should start as soon as possible after the first notice of loss. Our committed SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County team has a collection of leading restoration tools stocked on production vehicles to mitigate loss when we arrive at damaged buildings. We are ready to help anytime you call (914) 241-8100. 

Commercial Water Damage In Your Mount Kisco Restaurant

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

a big kitchen in a restaurant When your commercial kitchen is facing water damage, you need help fast. Contact our certified SERVPRO water damage remediation team. We are here.

Stopping Commercial Water Damage in a Mount Kisco Restaurant

Water damage is a pain for any business to endure. Whether it is a pipe leak in the kitchen or overflowing fixtures in bathrooms, it can be overwhelming for small business owners to have to tackle this type of damage. Fortunately, there is a team that can help.

If your Mount Kisco restaurant needs commercial water damage mitigation from experienced professionals, the experts at SERVPRO have extensive experience in cleaning and restoring restaurants to their preloss condition. Whether the source of the leak is in your kitchen, storage area, bathrooms, or front of the house, SERVPRO tools and techniques are designed to meet local, state, and federal sanitation requirements for commercial spaces.

Flooring Requirements for Commercial Restrooms

  •   Keep it low maintenance. Consider a surface that is both cost-effective and easy to maintain. A quality vinyl floor, for example, does not require polish or wax. Better still, many vinyl installations can be implemented without grout lines, which minimizes the risk of water penetrating structural materials underneath the floor.
  •   Water resistance. Restroom flooring should be nonporous and water-resistant. Some flooring solutions run the risk of delamination, which can affect the ability of tiles to adhere to the floor. In the event of a water damage issue, replacement may be more cost-effective and sanitary than repair depending on the disaster.
  •   Scratch and scuff resistance. Many commercial restroom floors are installed with a protective polyurethane topcoat or similar vapor barrier. While this is excellent for commercial purposes, it can sometimes present unique challenges for restoration, as water often seeps into wall trim or counters. However, this can be combated using water-resistant paints and other precautions.

How SERVPRO Can Help

When working with a commercial restroom, one of the most pressing concerns is maintaining sanitary conditions. SERVPRO takes health and safety very seriously, and only uses OSHA-approved, EPA-registered antimicrobials during the disinfection process.

SERVPRO can utilize mops, squeegees, and extraction wands to eliminate the presence of standing water. If the damage is caused by a pipe leak or clean toilet overflow, technicians can prepare the space for drying with air movers and dehumidifiers. Technicians can use rovers to address water-affected carpet outside of the restroom.

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County can ensure that your business looks, “Like it never even happened.” Call (914) 241-8100 any time of the day or night for emergency response cleanup.

We Discuss The Different Ways Flood Damage Can Affect Your Bedford Home

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with the homeowners possessions floating around everywhere Flooding can quickly damage both the contents and structure of your home. Call our experienced flood damage remediation team for services.

Different Ways Flood Damage Affects Bedford Homeowners

Flooding can happen at any time, including when least expected, such as dry seasons. Like any other Bedford homeowner, such an incident can affect you in many ways. Seeking assistance from a professional flood damage restorer is one way to cope with the loss.

Disruption of normal activities

One significant effect of flood damage incidents in Bedford is disrupting daily routines. Depending on the level of flooding, it might not be possible to reenter the affected property, or at least it limits access to some rooms forcing you to eat out or seek alternative accommodation until the loss is resolved. Although we might not prevent the problem, our SERVPRO technicians can work faster to reduce the time your property remains inaccessible. We have sophisticated cleaning equipment to deal with soiling, different types of water extractors to speed up water removal, and enough human resources to tear down and rebuild affected areas.

Creating Uncertainty

Although you might expect the losses that occur after flooding, the uncertainty that such incidents create can be unbearable. The uncertainty stems from many factors, including the fear that the flooding might compromise the building's structural integrity or that long-term issues such as mold might keep recurring after the restoration process. Part of the work our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians do is to reassure the client that the home can regain its preloss condition. We rely on our experiences and the advanced training our technicians receive to gauge the likely outcome of an incident helping reduce any feelings of uncertainty you might have.

Financial losses

Flooding damages many items ranging from furniture, wall materials such as drywall and insulation to floor coverings such as carpets. Replacing all the affected items or mishandling the restoration process can lead to high costs. When our SERVPRO technicians perform the restoration, we take various steps that might help reduce the financial losses incurred. Steps such as properly coordinated content move-outs help reduce the contents lost.

Combating the effects of flood damage is challenging. Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 to help deal with any outcome, “Like it never even happened.”