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Flood Damage Cleanup in Yorktown Heights Homes Professionally Done by SERVPRO

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

equipment drying pad Floodwater removal and drying with SERVPRO's advanced equipment in this Yorktown Heights finished basement.

Yorktown Heights Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Complete Water Damage Restoration Services

Yorktown Heights has a population of under 2,000 residents; however, for its size, the town has a large number of historical landmarks, particularly related to the American Revolution and colonial times.

Historical Landmarks to Visit in Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Heights possesses many historical landmarks, specifically related to Colonial times and the Revolutionary War. Key points of interest to visit in the town are:

  • Hyatt House
  • Lanes Tavern
  • The Davenport House

The Hyatt House is also referred to as the Boehme-Martens House. This structure is one of the few houses built before the Revolutionary War that is still standing in the northern section of town. The home belonged to Colonel Hyatt, who served as part of the local militia during the American Revolution. The house received a listing in the Registry of Historic Landmarks in 1976.

Lane's Tavern was built in the early 1700s. This pre-Revolutionary home has ten bedrooms and is among the oldest residential homes still standing in the area. The tavern is now a residence, but the house is maintained with much of the original structure intact.

The Davenport House is an important historical landmark in Yorktown Heights. This house, built in 1750, played an important role in history. Initially, it served as headquarters for a Rhode Island regiment during the Revolutionary War. The house was situated in the center of a surprise attack that resulted in several deaths, including several military officers. Another important role of the Davenport House was a haven on the Underground Railroad to shelter runaway slaves after escaping from the South. The home has been listed as a Historic Site since 1976.

New and Old Croton Dam

The original Croton Dam, now referred to as Old Croton Dam, finished in 1842. Constructed as a gravity dam that was 57 feet high and 670 feet long. The dam impounded water for use by residents in the area. This dam functioned until the New Croton Dam that could handle a much larger water load opened. Once the New Croton Dam took on all the duties once split with the Old Croton Dam, the dam was taken offline, and the town sank it at a depth of 34 feet.

Flood Damage From Storms in Yorktown Heights Needs Fast Cleanup

Heavy rains can turn into flash floods quickly in the Yorktown Heights area, and flood damage is something every resident should be prepared for. Because bad weather can strike at any time of the day or night, SERVPRO technicians are ready 24/7 for emergency services water damage cleanup.

The fleet vehicles make the difference for water damage restoration in local properties. SERVPRO technicians can bring a single van loaded with equipment, or for large-scale water clean up, they can bring vans and trucks ready to extract thousands of gallons of water and dry the property. In particular, floodwater that enters a home has a high probability of contamination from a host of sources, including:

  • Sewage
  • Unsanitary agents
  • Harmful bacteria and fungi

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 is Faster To Any Size Disaster to handle restoration services for flood damage in Yorktown Heights residential properties.

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