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How Fast Can I Get Help with Water Damage Cleanup?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" After your home suffers water damage, you need professionals to assist you with swift cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster – Call SERVPRO to Your Mount Kisco Business When You Need Prompt Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service!

Whether you have a retail store or a real estate company, your commercial space is crucial to your livelihood. Any water infiltration calls for prompt cleanup with professional-grade tools so that you never miss a beat. SERVPRO has water restoration technicians (WRT) on call so that we can deploy a crew as soon as possible to get started cleaning up your Mount Kisco business. 

Is it Possible to Limit the Loss?

Once a business has a water loss incident, it is easy to lose a great deal of inventory. Many companies attempt to clean up commercial water damage in Mount Kisco on their own, which often leads to secondary damage. Missing hidden pockets of moisture impacts building materials and brings on the potential for mold and mildew growth. SERVPRO features the latest restoration methods and technology, ensuring that you get the prompt cleanup you need to cut the cost of restoration. 

How Quick Can You Get to Work?

After you call for emergency service, we send out a crew as soon as possible. In many cases, we arrive in as little as four hours or less with our Green Fleet. Upon arrival, we:

  •   Perform a detailed assessment to determine the cause of damage 
  •   We start working right away to pull up standing water
  •   Moisture meters and moisture sensors allow us to find any areas that still contain moisture
  •   Drying equipment such as air movers, industrial fans, and dehumidifiers bring the interior of your business back to optimal relative humidity levels
  •   For any areas where building materials are unsalvageable, we remove them with controlled demolition methods
  •   Everything removed gets replaced and we clean and sanitize the area to make your business like-new once again

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is here when you need prompt, reliable water damage services. Call us at (914) 241-8100 to have a crew deployed to your commercial property!

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My Mount Kisco Daycare Center is Flooded, How Do I Clean it Up?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

interior of a daycare center 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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Become Familiar With Commercial Water Damage Remediation Services in Mount Kisco

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

picture of blind justice lady 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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Commercial Water Damage In Your Mount Kisco Restaurant

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

restored kitchen after damage SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County can ensure that your business looks, “Like it never even happened.”

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.

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The Real Truth Behind the Spread of Mold Damage in Your Mount Kisco Commercial Space

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

empty restaurant with tables Keep your restaurant spick and span after mold damage with remediation services from SERVPRO. Call today!

Why Containment Is Vital to Mount Kisco Restaurant Mold Damage

Proper remediation tactics secure your Mount Kisco restaurant from ongoing threats and can work to keep your business going despite this alarming discovery. The presence of mold can be a considerable obstacle to maintaining a positive reputation with your customers. If the problem area exists away from your food preparation stations, such as microbial threats that can develop from a persistent toilet supply line leak in the women’s bathroom, we can work around these conditions when possible to keep your doors open.

Though you want to ensure that the facilities are available to your customers, mold damage in Mount Kisco restaurants require fast and complete containment strategies. Sealing off these areas can prevent cross-contamination with other areas of the restaurant. Stopping the migration of this organism is vital in keeping your staff and customers able to stay in the building. Containment with thick, 6mil plastic sheeting can help out your business in many ways.

As briefly mentioned, containment zones reduce the threat of cross-contamination and the spread of damaging effects. This barrier alone can keep volatile organic compounds and health effect-inducing microbes from reaching your connected dining space or making their way through ventilation shafts to the kitchen area. Spreading colonies can assuredly become too threatening to allow your business to remain functional.

Our SERVPRO team can also utilize containment barriers to regulate airflow, drying, and air filtration in an affected area. We have the professionals that can work to remediate active colonization on surfaces as possible, but also a team of licensed general contractors that can remove overly compromised portions of drywall or wood vanities and repair damaged plumbing fixtures to prevent mold recurrences.

Having a comprehensive approach to mold colonization in your restaurant can help to keep you serving customers while our SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County team remediates the threat. We can work tirelessly through your inoperable hours to make the most considerable strides that minimize the effect on your business during the workday. Give us a call anytime we can help at (914) 241-8100.

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Fundamental Actions To Fix Mold Damage Situations In Mount Kisco

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

furniture and mattress displayed in store Letting mold develop unabated in a furniture store can ruin your business.

Essential Steps to Fix Commercial Mold Damage Situations in Mount Kisco Furniture Store

Mold issues can develop anywhere, but in a furniture store, the problem can have severe implications because most of the contents in your stock have materials that support growth. The wood in furniture, for example, holds moisture and provides an organic food source for mold colonies to thrive. Seeking professional assistance to deal with commercial mold damage can help fast track remediation and prevent a recurrence.

Cleaning Wood
Remediation of commercial mold damage situations in Mount Kisco furniture stores can become more complicated if you damage expensive furniture in the process of cleaning up. Scratching or chemically ruining the surface of wooden items might diminish their value. Our SERVPRO technicians use various approaches to ensure we achieve the intended goal without damaging the items. HEPA vacuuming the items help lift debris such as loose spores and dirt. We also damp-wipe affected wood surfaces using professional cleaning agents and antimicrobial products.

Mold debris spreads easily through the air and or through physical contact, especially if people move freely around the worksite. Isolating the area using containment barriers helps limit cross-contamination, especially when demolishing walls to reach hidden mold. Our SERVPRO technicians use airlock zipper bags and plastic sheets to create an airtight containment zone. We seal all openings, including windows, ventilation ducts, and drains between the containment and the rest of the store. We also ensure there is sufficient room to perform the restoration processes, such as removal of moldy porous materials.

Cleaning Fabrics and Upholstery
Mold can develop on the fabric of upholstery items leading to issues such as stains and weakening of the material if left unaddressed over extended periods. Cleaning such items requires an agent with antimicrobial properties to kill the spores. It should also leave no stains or long-term odor. Our SERVPRO technicians use different types of professional cleaning agents, including sporicides, antimicrobials, and disinfectants. Our naturally formulated detergents have a low scent and biodegrade naturally.

Letting mold develop unabated in a furniture store can ruin your business. Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Save Your Mount Kisco Bar After A Mold Infestation!

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Give us a call anytime at (914) 241-8100, and our remediation specialists can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Recovery Strategies For Your Mount Kisco Bar

An everyday staple to many of the bars and nightclubs throughout the Mount Kisco area is their typical lack of big windows and natural sunlight. Additionally, depending on the age of your establishment, you might also find that adequate ventilation was not a primary concern for those constructing the building decades ago. When combined with humid conditions, the original wood construction of your bar, its stools, flooring, and even paneled walls become susceptible to mold growth.

With spores naturally existing in every environment on a microscopic level, mold damage in Mount Kisco businesses is only a matter of meeting the right conditions to promote colonization and the spread of the organism. Battling these detrimental circumstances requires immediate and deliberate action, and our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) of our SERVPRO team can help with a well-trained and highly-developed system of colony removal and restoration.

The bulk of the materials affected in your facility are wood plank flooring, and wooden structures and fixtures like the bar, booths, and stools. The development of a colony can spread quickly among these surfaces and items, not only increasing the severity of the situation but also degrading and deteriorating hosting elements. Clearing the organism from these materials is a priority of our SERVPRO team once our containment phase completes.

One of the most effective strategies for removing these colonies is through media and soda blasting. This abrasive cleaning solution removes the entire hyphae of the organism without compromising the integrity of the material hosting the colony. With newly developing colonies and areas only lightly affected by the spreading organism, our team can spray an antimicrobial solution to eliminate mold spores.

Mold growth is a challenging obstacle to overcome, especially in dark and poorly ventilated establishments like your bar. Our SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County team can help with effective colony removal and restorative practices like cleaning, deodorization, and even controlled demolition efforts. Give us a call anytime at (914) 241-8100, and our remediation specialists can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Property Manager Partnerships: A Win-Win

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

Property Managers as Partners

The winter months can create significant challenges for property managers. Snow and ice don’t have the predictability of grass and shrubs.   Further, grass and shrubs don’t cause ice damming and pipe freezes.  

How you react to the challenges of winter can set the tone of your relationship with HOAs and association boards come spring and summer. Your clients are likely to forgive you for that which you can’t control so long as they constant progress toward restoration of their lives, starting yesterday.

Team Randolph recognizes the urgency to react and to immediately build a recovery plan when we partner with property managers. Winter months aren’t the time for training in front of upset tenants.  Our crews receive technical and service training to identify a situation and do the right thing and to be sensitive to a situation.

Our office works with our partners to make sure documents flow through the right channels which simplifies settlement whether there is a claim or the job is a direct pay. We also anticipate and recognize coverage issues so that tenants and owners understand how the claim will be settled.

The SERVPRO brand is the most recognized and respected brand in the mitigation industry so your first decision to call on Team Randolph should be an easy one. No one gets fired for hiring the industry leader.

Food Disasters... We Aren't Talking Mom's Meatloaf

2/9/2016 (Permalink)

Whether it is a smoke condition caused by a fire in the prepared food section, an oven fire in a manufacturing facility, or fire suppressing chemicals spread over 40 tons of fresh fruit, the disasters that effect food companies present some pretty awesome challenges. 

Wrong decisions early on can open a Pandora's Box of liability issues even before the matter of cash flow and fulfillment come into play.

-- Companies with sophisticated business system back ups can be stymied when they realize two days after a small fire that their regular staff lacks the knowledge to clean soot and deodorize after a small fire.

-- Distribution companies turning 50 tons of fresh fruit every week trip when they fail to secure hauling capacity and a destination for destruction of a warehouse brimming with imported product during high import season.

-- A small chain store manager must decide in hours whether to do a partial open of a store or incur the cost of extended, nighttime cleaning time. nighttime cleaning mitigation.

These are a few of the many real-world challenges we have solved over the past year.  There are many more.

Our approach to commercial losses is to stabilize and then meet with affected parties to understand the goals of all affected constituencies. 

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is comprised of business and mitigation professionals that understand the financial, cultural and structural challenges of any disaster.

In a perfect world we meet, discuss and put a communication chain and decision tree in place.   Regardless, when the wheels come off, we've got your back.