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Join Us in Commemoration of National First Responder Day

10/24/2023 (Permalink)

various first responders, medics, fire, etc SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County proudly supports America's First Responders.

First Responder Recognition Gains Momentum

In 2022, President Biden joined other leaders in acknowledging our Nation's First Responders each October 28th. Proclaiming a National First Responders Day, the president joined the House of Representatives, which in 2017 commemorated the extraordinary service performed by law enforcement, firefighters, and public health and disaster relief workers.

Genuine heroes give their all, setting aside their needs undeterred by hazards to life and limb to protect and save others.

Sometimes, first responders make the ultimate sacrifice when serving their community. This profound loss does not deter their colleagues from stepping up when necessary.

First responders meet the challenge of providing more for those vulnerable to crises and disasters. The unwavering dedication of these public servants is why SERVPRO? proudly commits to supporting and honoring First Responders together with community, state, and national organizations, especially the First Responders Children's Foundation (FDCF) and through events like our sponsorship of the First Responders Bowl.

We see firsthand why the country's appreciation for the Nation's heroes grows ever stronger when we arrive in time to see first responders conclude their services. SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is honored to stand with our Nation's first responders working to restore property and hope during the aftermath of catastrophic circumstances. (914) 241-8100

Detailed Mold Damage Repair You Can Trust in Mount Kisco

3/22/2023 (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.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Mold Remediation to Mount Kisco Homes

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

Mold Remediation in Mount Kisco Homes Happens Fast, with SERVPRO In-charge

Professional mold remediation of your Mount Kisco home is essential to prevent extensive damage. Mold specialists like SERVPRO have the right tools and the technical knowledge to handle mold before the situation can get out of hand. Our IICRC-certified technicians have expertise in mold inspections, remediations, and removal. 

SERVPRO techs use industry-leading technologies during mold remediation of your Mount Kisco home to limit the extent and scope of the damage. We work to establish strong containment zones in your home to ensure that airborne mold fragments and spores don't spread to the unaffected parts of your home. 

Cleaning or Disposing of Content After Mold Damage

Technicians have two options to handle mold contamination during the restoration process- cleaning the contents or disposing of them. The IICRC S520 guidelines state that whether the contents should be cleaned or disposed of is determined by several factors, including the material's nature and the extent of the contamination. 

The IICRC guidelines categorize the content based on their composition into the following categories:

  • Porous material can absorb moisture readily and can be an excellent food source for mold. Porous materials include textiles, paper, leather, paper goods, etc. SERVPRO techs usually dispose of such materials, especially if the restoration costs exceed the value. 
  • Semi-porous materials include unfinished wood and masonry that absorbs water slowly but still provide an excellent source of food for the microbes. If the contamination is confined to a smaller area, SERVPRO techs try to restore the material.  
  • Non-porous materials like finished wood, glass, and metal don't absorb water and offer any nutrition to the mold. Techs always restore such material using cleaning techniques and fungicides. 

Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100. SERVPRO techs are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fundamental Actions To Fix Mold Damage Situations In Mount Kisco

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Furniture 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 the 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.

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

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

illustration of Call us Now 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 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 is 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.

An effective strategy 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.”

How Differently Do Mold Removal Companies Handle Infestations in Yorktown Heights Businesses?

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall Mold is no good for anyone's health. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians for the mold remediation services for your property.

Professionals like SERVPRO Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques in Yorktown Heights Properties

Mold can manifest in different ways in your workplace. Typical signs include visible patches or spots on various surfaces. Sometimes it is the musty smell that alerts you of the underlying problem. 

Although you can try to combat the problem alone, engaging mold removal companies in Yorktown Heights offers more convenience and delivers better outcomes. SERVPRO has Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians who work to find solutions that match the issues you face on your property. Solutions that offer positive results without causing unnecessary disruptions at the facility are favored.

Our SERVPRO technicians use methods that do not introduce more moisture to the affected areas. An option like dry ice blasting, in which pellets of solid carbon dioxide are driven at high pressure to scour surfaces covered in mold residues, is common. There are various other alternatives, including soda blasting and HEPA vacuuming, to remove moldy materials.

While cleanup helps a great deal in restoring materials affected by mold, other processes may be necessary to combat the infestation fully. Our SERVPRO technicians spray biocides to kill spores. We also dry moisture from materials using dehumidifiers with minimal airflow, thus preventing further growth. With our services, you can easily complete: 

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal
  • Black mold damage repairs

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County has carved a niche among the top mold removal companies. Call us today at (914) 241-8100.

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.

Which Firm Performs Fire Damage Mitigation in Mount Kisco Effectively

1/23/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the walls and countertops Regardless of the extent of the fire damage, team SERVPRO can help mitigate. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO is a Specialist in Fire Damage Mitigation in Mount Kisco

Fires in homes have the potential to cause severe damage. The flames cause the charring of structural elements and building materials, while the soot, smoke, and residues cause the etching and tarnishing of affected materials. Much of the destruction these corrosive byproducts cause takes after extinguishing a fire.

It is, therefore, crucial to perform fire damage mitigation in your Mount Kisco residence as soon as possible after a fire. This can keep the damage from corrosive byproducts from worsening. Water damage from fire suppression systems or firefighting efforts requires particular attention. SERVPRO provides a swift response to fire damage and can take the following actions to restore your residence:

  • Fire damage assessment
  • Temporary board-ups
  • Contents cleaning and restoration
  • Structural cleaning and repairs
  • Contents move out

If there is water on your carpet, our SERVPRO restorers can use light wands to extract it. This equipment is useful for removing water initially from glue down carpet and removing residual water from the carpeting after restorers have used a stationary tool. We can also use air moving equipment to improve evaporation at the surface level and reduce drying time. Air movers also move dry, dehumidified air from rooms where restorers have positioned dehumidifiers to other rooms of the home.

In many cases, our SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can restore the damaged contents on-site. Cleaning contents on-site reduces the number of times the contents are handled and limits the chance that they can sustain damage when in the hands of our technicians. However, if damage to a home does not allow us to perform content restoration on-site, we can pack up the contents and take them to our facilities for cleaning and restoration. We return the items after a home is restored.

When moving out contents, our SERVPRO team is detailed and accurate in our work to prevent breakage and maintain a proper inventory of the contents.

If you need fire mitigation services, contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Safe and Reliable Mold Removal in Yorktown Heights is Possible with SERVPRO In-charge

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall behind a cabinet Found some patches of mold? Team SERVPRO will investigate the infestation and put together an effective mold damage remediation plan. Call today!

Safety comes first when SERVPRO carries out mold removal in Yorktown Heights properties.

Spotting areas with mold damage in your home can be a traumatic experience, especially since mold can cause health effects. However, it is possible to get safe and reliable mold removal done in your Yorktown Heights home with SERVPRO. 

SERVPRO techs abide by the IICRC S520 guidelines during the mold removal from your Yorktown Heights home. We use utmost care during the restoration process and use industry-leading safety protocols. Every mold incident is different and requires a unique approach to handle it. However, the general remediation process is largely the same involving the following steps- 

  • Inspection of the premises to identify problem areas
  • Establishing containment zones
  • Setting up air filtration systems
  • Removing mold and mold-infested material
  • Cleaning and deodorization

Do SERVPRO techs carry out black mold damage repairs in Yorktown Heights properties?

Contrary to what other restoration companies might lead you to believe, black mold is no more dangerous than any different kind of mold commonly found in your home. SERVPRO techs handle black mold according to the guidelines laid out by the IICRC.  

SERVPRO techs seek help from Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals and Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) during the restoration process. The IAQs and IEP are science experts. Their main job is to perform initial tests and evaluations, provide a written protocol for the restoration, and perform clearance tests and inspections after the remediation is completed to ensure the completed mold has been restored to a safe level.

If you suspect mold growth in your home, call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100.

What Solutions Can Mount Kisco Homeowners Count On for Mold Remediation?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Call now! Mold will spread within the first 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO mold remediation services are fast and immediate. Call now!

Mount Kisco SERVPRO Mold Remediation Technologies Effectively Address Microbial Growth

Bathrooms are among the most vulnerable areas in a Mount Kisco home for mold remediation. Vulnerable sheetrock, tile grout, and even exhaust fans can host spores that spread malodors and contamination to other areas of the residence without careful cleanup from certified technicians.

Mount Kisco SERVPRO mold remediation is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide relief from malodors and potential health effects that can be caused by mold exposure. A rapid-response crew can minimize possible damages to structures and belongings by not giving microbes time to proliferate further before cleanup begins.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Technologies Combine Reliable Methods with New Strategies

SERVPRO restoration strategies for mold removal rely on a combination of EPA-registered biocides, commercial-grade moisture extraction and drying devices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and procedures designed to keep structures and contents safe during remediation.

  • Containment for mold spores entails sealing off entrances with polyethylene sheeting and establishing lower air pressure to ensure successful collection of mold spores
  • Moisture extraction with powerful portable extractors greatly reduce overall drying time by directly pulling water out of surfaces
  • Air movers and dehumidification units work together to remove moisture pulled from surfaces into the air, making the environment inhospitable for mold spores
  • Odor control and sanitation with antimicrobial solutions and solvent-based deodorizers remove mold and moisture-related malodors on the particle level

Homeowners searching for a 24/7 crew like the techs at SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County can call (914) 241-8100. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Mold Remediation by Experts is Best in Mount Kisco

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help SERVPRO mold remediation services use EPA-registered biocides. We are here to help 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Handles Black Mold Damage and Remediation with Precision to Restore Your Mount Kisco Property

People and pets may have issues from the potential health effects that mold spores present. Whenever you suspect colonization within your Mount Kisco home, it is better to address the problem as soon as possible. Even with the slightest signs, calling in skilled mold specialists to begin remediation is best. SERVPRO has the training and processes to painstakingly address all mold cleanup needs so that your home gets left Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

But why call SERVPRO when you have attic mold or a need for black mold damage repairs? Our team knows how to devise a plan for mold remediation in Mount Kisco that will remedy water-damage-initiated issues while ensuring all hazards get kept to a minimum. Some of the main reasons why we suggest calling our team whenever you suspect mold infestation include:

  • Mold and Your Health – The potential health effects brought on by exposure are the number one reason to let skilled technicians handle the job. Even the slightest disruption can cause spores to get released into the air you breathe.
  • Professional Knowledge – Once you have a mold inspection, our crew brings experience and training to the job. We have guidelines for containment to surpass anything that DIY cleaning can achieve. 
  • Industrial-Grade Equipment and Products – Our Green Fleet comes stocked with drying tools, HEPA filtration air scrubbers, and EPA-registered anti-microbial cleaning agents. Not only do we carefully clean and sanitize all surfaces, but we also address odors so that no reminder of your mold infestation gets left behind. 

Mold remediation is better when you let our team at SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County tackle the cleanup for you. Call us at (914) 241-8100, and we can send our crew out as soon as possible.

Why Hire Mold Removal Companies in Your Mount Kisco Property for Mold Remediation?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

mold in bathroom Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate services.

Mold Removal Companies in Mount Kisco Have Decades of Experience and Expertise to Mitigate Mold 

A mold infestation is one of the most dangerous problems you can have in your home. You can find mold anywhere there is moisture or dampness, including wallpaper, ceilings, wood, insulation, and drywall. Upon contact with a damp surface, its growth can commence within 48 hours and cause health effects. SERVPRO restorers offer mold detection and mold mitigation services to protect your property from more damage.

If you have mold growing in your home after water damage or spot mold signs, don't hesitate to hire SERVPRO. We are one of the leading mold remediation companies in Mount Kisco. Our restorers can detect mold in your property using the latest tools and processes and use specialized techniques for effective mitigation. We can use a luminometer to test various surfaces for organic contamination. Generally, SERVPRO mold mitigation services involve:

  • Isolating areas affected by mold
  • Removing absorbent materials
  • Cleaning the mold
  • Drying the property effectively

Before we begin mold remediation, we equip ourselves with the right protective gear including, a full-body suit, eye protection, chemical resistant gloves, and a full-face respirator. SERVPRO technicians also prevent mold spores from spreading to unaffected surfaces by containing the affected area using a plastic sheet. We use advanced products that help us clean the mold effectively. Our restorers can use antimicrobial agents that act against microorganisms and prevent their development. 

Mold thrives well in damp areas around corners and behind doors. We can dry your property effectively using our advanced equipment. Our restorers can use several axial air movers that move large volumes of moist air out of the building, bringing dry air from outside. This helps increase the rate of evaporation, leading to faster drying. 

Professionals with decades of experience perform mold mitigation better to prevent irreversible damage. Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County for effective restoration at (914) 241-8100. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Do Water Restoration Companies in Mount Kisco Help with Ceiling Leaks?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

leaking ceiling A burst pipe is leaking through the ceiling. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. Water damage restoration is a job for us.

Water Restoration Companies like SERVPRO Help Mount Kisco with Ceiling Leaks and Other Forms of Water Intrusion

Ceiling leaks are a common problem that residents face throughout homeownership. The tell-tale sign of a ceiling that is exposed to water is discoloration or patches in the paintwork. A more severe ceiling leak may be noticeable by cracking or peeling of the ceiling. If you suspect a water issue in your ceiling, it is vital to enlist professionals for:

Professional water restoration companies in Mount Kisco can help to find and repair leaks in the ceiling. The repair process is vital to mitigate further damages. Once the leak source is under control, we need to dry out the area quickly to reduce losses. After addressing the source of the issue and drying the ceiling, SERVPRO may still need to carry out repairs on a ceiling to prevent collapse or structural deficiencies. 

  • We use high-volume venting box fans and structural dehumidifiers to dry a ceiling that has been exposed to moisture.
  • Sometimes a box-cutter or mechanical device is used to cut out sections of the drywall for replacement which is usually time-efficient and inexpensive.
  • Using a sealing primer undercoat for the new ceiling can help to prevent moisture issues from recurring, even if a leak reappears. 

Address property damages quickly. Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County for water restoration companies at (914) 241-8100.

What Does the Color of the Smoke Indicate?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of fire damage. Call us today, we are always available.

Smoke Color can Indicate the Fire Restoration Processes SERVPRO Needs to Use 

New York may be limited in eat-in places right now, but that does not mean the food choices are not still great. Mount Kisco has some excellent restaurants and diners. Even if you are eating in, we encourage everyone to support their local business. We do here at SERVPRO. Here are some of our favorite food places.

Mount Kisco Coach Diner

Diners are the hidden treasures of the restaurant world. Smaller than a typical restaurant they provide down-home, delicious food in a cozy atmosphere. This eatery has a traditional diner look and serves up generous portions to its loyal customers. They have a wide array of dishes, and the desserts are scrumptious. If you enjoy typical diner food, you will like this restaurant.

The Turk

Mediterranean food is what is on the menu at this restaurant. The lamb kabobs are a favorite, and they even make lamb tacos. Their pita bread is served fresh out of the oven and pairs nicely with their hummus. Music is played on traditional Turkish instruments, which really adds to the ambiance. And if you are a rice pudding fan, that alone is worth the trip. The baklava is right up there with the rice pudding. You might even want to skip the meal and just enjoy the desserts!

La Tulipe Desserts

While not a restaurant, this bakery deserves to be listed as one of the amazing places to get delicious delicacies in Mount Kisco. It is a French-style bakery, filled with:

  •   Pastries
  •   Cookies
  •   Chocolates
  •   Savory treats
  •   Croissants

You can also get cakes and many other specialty items such as pain de mie and brioche. They are well known for their opera cakes. They carry a lovely selection of croissants, with the almond being a local favorite. 

Kisco River Eatery

If you want a higher-end experience, this restaurant is an excellent choice. They offer up some fantastic choices such as salmon and chicken caprice, but you can also get burgers and chicken wings. They have a happy hour menu, which is nice. It is a great place to go with friends and family and enjoy a delicious meal while relaxing in a wonderful atmosphere.

Little Crepe Street

This homey little restaurant serves up a yummy array of crepes. You can get dessert crepes or savory. They have gluten-free crepe options as well. They also offer salads and other dishes. The campfire crepes are a big hit, especially with the kids. A nice place to enjoy a meal, especially for lunch or breakfast.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Restoration Services to Mount Kisco

Smoke is prevalent even with small fires. The type of smoke can vary and present itself in different colors. The smoke color can be an indication of what fire restoration processes may be needing during the clean-up. The colors usually seen are:

  •   White smoke
  •   Grey smoke
  •   Black smoke

Smoke consists of different substances which contribute to the color. White smoke is made up of high content of water vapor or aerosols. This can mean widespread wet smoke residues on the surface. Black smoke can indicate synthetic material, a highly volatile fire, or incomplete combustion of materials helping to fuel the fire. 

Smoke Colors and Methods and Products

  • From the above dry, powderly residues to stickly synthetics or grease fire films we can use
  • solvent-based cleaners
  • water-base cleaners
  • dry sponges
  • brushes
  • media blasting with dry ice pellets or bicarbonate of soda

SERVPRO technicians are prepared to provide fire restoration services no matter the type of smoke or the fire's size. Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 for professional services that remove smoke residue from your home.

Steps to Successful Mold Damage Remediation in Yorktown Heights

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls of a room Spot mold? Contact our SERVPRO team to figure out the cause and remediate the mold damage.

Mold Damage in Yorktown Heights Requires Professional Attention

Natural disasters and water events can damage your home and leave secondary damage in their wake. Mold can easily creep into your home when excess humidity exists, and its presence may not be evident until it has spread significantly. Relying on a professional restoration crew is the best approach towards removing mold and thwarting its spread.

Mold remediation services in Yorktown Heights are available by calling our 24-hour hotline at SERVPRO. 

Our technicians are quick to arrive at your home and decide on the best approach based on their vast knowledge of restoration techniques. Crucial to an effective mold remediation job are the following:

Mold Remediation Steps

  • Return of humidity to normal levels by using dehumidifiers and water extraction equipment
  • Isolation of affected areas if possible
  • Removal of mold colonies through soda blasting or sanding as needed
  • Application of anti-microbial solutions as appropriate

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is here to support homeowners in the area. Call us at (914) 241-8100 and let our expert staff work for you.

If You Love Both City and Suburbs, Mount Kisco is for You

2/21/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged bedroom with soot covering everything Did your home suffer through a fire? SERVPRO is standing by with remediation equipment and technicians to mitigate the situation.

Explore the Vibrant Community of Mount Kisco and Make it Yours

In Westchester County, Mount Kisco is famous among historians, particularly for its role in the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. It was during this pivotal journey that the village gained its place in history. However, records of its existence date as far back as 1700, when the name Cisqua was recorded in a land deed. In 1875 the settlement in the area was incorporated as the village of Mount Kisco. Its namesake, the Kisco River, feeds into the Croton Reservoir, which helps supply water to New York City. It wasn’t until 1978 that the village was recognized as a town. Celebrating its historical relevance, you can find the Mount Kisco Municipal Complex comprising the United States Post Office and the Mount Kisco Town and Village Hall. The Complex joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and in 2017 the town’s village library was renamed to honor its former mayor, Henry V. Kensing.

Mount Kisco is increasingly attractive to families seeking to leave New York City searching for more space and a diverse community. This 3.25-mile village has historically welcomed immigrants from Ireland and Italy and, in recent years, from Latin America. Affordability is a contributing factor to prospective residents, as housing options are plentiful, from multi-family buildings to mansions. Dining and shopping options are plentiful, as are outdoor activities. Some attractions include:

  • Westmoreland Sanctuary – 640 acres of outdoor fun for the whole family
  • Grand Prix New York- welcomes go-kart drivers year-round into their indoor illuminated track
  • Leonard Park- tennis courts, a playground, basketball courts, and other amenities await its visitors

Aside from what Mount Kisco has to offer, Westchester County as a whole offers good quality of life within proximity to New York City. With its access to roads and public transportation options, the County grew quickly as a natural suburb for those working in NYC. Primarily a community of upper-middle-class residents, many Fortune 500 companies have established their headquarters there, including MasterCard and PepsiCo. Westchester County has also become a hub for biotechnology, with private and public-private investment leading the charge. Like Mount Kisco, Westchester County offers its visitors a glimpse into our nation's history through numerous landmarks. Whether you are looking for quality dining options, performing arts, or outdoor activities, you will find it easily.

Fire Damage to a Mount Kisco Home

Home fires happen in communities around the globe, causing varying degrees of damage. Sometimes the fire doesn’t even have to take place in your home for you to feel its effects. This is especially true in multi-family structures where smoke and soot travel quickly from one unit to another. Whether you are close to its origin or slightly removed from the flames, you should always rely on a professional team such as SERVPRO for your fire restoration services. When we arrive at your place, you should expect us to excel in the following-

  • Establishing physical barriers to prevent cross-contamination
  • Application of EPA-approved cleaning solutions targeted to each surface
  • Deodorization of the space
  • Use of anti-microbial solutions as needed

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is ready to help when disaster strikes. Call us at (914) 241-8100 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Mount Kisco Northern Westchester Hospital Offers Online Classes

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

baby lying on floor, smiling Baby on the way? While you check out the virtual prepartion classes, SERVPRO can handle your water damage.

Learn Virtually About Giving Birth at Mount Kisco Northern Westchester Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital is located on East Main Street, Mount Kisco. There are over 650 Physicians and professional caregivers working at the hospital providing patient care to patients from the area. Due to current health guidelines, many inpatient classes have converted to virtual online forums to protect the patients and professional instructors.

For example, the following are just a few of the many educational classes that are now being presented online:

  • Virtual childbirth preparation class
  • Virtual infant/child safety class
  • Virtual grandparenting 101
  • Virtual sibling class

And many more that may be of interest to people in the community. Each class has different objectives and guidelines. For example, the Virtual childbirth preparation class being held on Jan 16th helps expectant mothers prepare for labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing techniques, pain management, and managing postpartum symptoms.

These online virtual classes are a great way to learn about various health-related concerns and how to treat them.

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County provides water damage repair services to Mount Kisco residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (914) 241-8100. We respond 24/7 to help with all your water damage repair needs.

Mount Kisco is a Short Commute to New York, But Why Leave?

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged room with burned cabinet Fire damage is often unexpected. Contact team SERVPRO to mitigate the situation during this difficult time.

The Town of Mount Kisco Gets Its Name From a Brook and a Hill

Mount Kisco is not actually that old, having been incorporated as a town in 1978. However, historical information takes us back to 1850 when it was first founded. A local postmaster coined the name when a post office was first established in the area. The word Mount comes from a hill northwest of town, which is only 623 feet high. Kisco was derived from an Indian name, keiskammahoek, which means settlement near a brook or muddy place. The town emerged from portions of two other towns, Bedford and New Castle, each giving up some of their areas to allow Mount Kisco to become an officially recognized town on January 1st, 1978. There are clubs, organizations, parks, and the sanctuary's providing an enjoyable lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities such as New York.

Local Clubs and Organizations

There are numerous local clubs in the area contributing to vibrant city life.

  • American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, Moses Taylor Jr. Post 136Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) - Frank H. Fox Division 16
  • Friends in Service Helping (FISH) of Mount Kisco
  • Friends of the Mount Kisco Public Library
  • The Italian American Club of Northern Westchester
  • Knights of Columbus Mount Kisco Sisqua Council 1852
  • Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce
  • Mount Kisco Arts Council
  • Mount Kisco Historical Society
  • Mount Kisco Lions Club
  • Mount Kisco Parent Connection
  • The Mount Kisco Rotary Club
  • Northern Westchester Hospital Volunteers
  • Free & Accepted Masons, Kisco Lodge 708

Interesting Things to Do In Mount Kisco

The town is close to New York City with all of the attractions of large metropolitan areas. However, there are many attractive things to experience in the village for residents and visitors. For example, there are over 40 restaurants in the town ranging from fast food establishments to fine dining and international cuisine. Also, there are three parks nearby - Leonard Park, Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary, and Westmoreland Sanctuary.

There are several spas for those who want a more relaxed environment – Epidavros Day Spa and the Rise Above Floatation Spa. The entire family can enjoy the pottery factory, while the kids might enjoy Rockin' Jump.

Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary

Consisting of rugged rock outcrops and boulder-strewn hills, the sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna, streams, and forests. Originally consisting of 225 acres, the land was donated by Mrs. Butler in 1954 to honor her husband. The sanctuary has grown in size with additional donations and purchases over the years. The fall presents a perfect opportunity to observe the mass migration of birds of prey. The refuge also provides interpretive materials to explain the migration and identification of the various species of birds and animals in the sanctuary.

Westmoreland Sanctuary

The sanctuary consists of 620 acres of wooded countryside. The sanctuary was established in 1957, and the centerpiece is a 200-year-old church serving as the nature center and museum. The church was rebuilt in 1973 and provides exhibits of the local flora and fauna and a window to observe birds and live animals. There are various walking and biking trails through the sanctuary to observe nature and enjoy the environment. Fishing, camping, and hunting are not allowed. Visitors are requested not to leave trash along the trails.

Leonard Park

Leonard Park consists of 116 acres, located on East Main St in Mount Kisco. The park offers a variety of recreational programs. These include basketball, baseball, camps, three swimming pools, and many activities for adults and kids year-round. Local residents enjoy picnics or hang out in the park during the summer and ice skating during the winter. There is also a toboggan hill behind the baseball fields.

Mount Kisco Municipal Complex Added to the National Register of Historic Places

The municipal complex includes the town and village halls built-in 1932 and the US Post office built-in 1936. Both buildings were designed and built in the colonial revival style and have served many purposes over the years. The buildings have been used as a police station and jail, a library, the post office, and more. The interior of the old post office includes murals showing the history of Mount Kisco.

Regional activities and Interesting Things to Do

The town of Mount Kisco was originally carved from the nearby regions of Bedford and New Castle. The town covers an area of 3.1 square miles. The three municipalities reside in Westchester County, share events, and are also close to New York City, with many people commuting to work every day.

Attractions in Westchester County include:

  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve
  • Bedford Playhouse
  • Guard Hill Preserve
  • Saint Matthews Episcopal Church
  • Balloons Over Westchester
  • Untermyer Gardens
  • Lynhurst
  • Kykuit
  • The Westchester
  • Marshlands Conservancy

A Fire Does Not Mean You Lose All of Your Personal Possessions

At SERVPRO, we recognize how stressed many homeowners are after a fire. The damage from the fire and the efforts of the fire department in quelling the fire may seem overwhelming at first. There is also the odor of smoke throughout the home and soot that may have been deposited. However, our training and experience have shown us that many family heirlooms can be saved, especially those items that are personal and trigger memories of better times.

Our first step is to assess the situation and arrange for the appropriate equipment and technical teams to begin work. We aim to clean and sanitize everything possible because we understand how important many items are to the homeowner. We document everything that must be removed and focus on protecting your home while it is being restored. For example:

  •  Boarding up windows and adding tarps on roofs
  •  Removal of water and fire retardant chemicals along with drying your home
  • Soot is removed from all surfaces
  • Restorable items are cleaned and sanitized
  • Deodorization of your entire home

 Minor or major repairs are undertaken to restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County provides fire damage restoration services to Mount Kisco residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (914) 241-8100. We are available 24/7to help with all your fire damage restoration needs.

What Do I Do When Everything in My Mount Kisco House Is Wet?

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

flooded house with items floating around 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

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. 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?

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

hand spray a silver door knob 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.

Water Damage in Mount Kisco

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home “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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Why We Are The Right Choice In Water Damage Restoration In Mount Kisco

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

A long carpeted hallway with water damage spots This hallway shows wet carpeting after a water damage disaster. Our experts arrived right away and began restoration to prevent further damage.

Expert Help for Water Damaged Contents: Why SERVPRO Is the First Choice in Mount Kisco

When an appliance overflows or a supply line bursts, the structure of your Mount Kisco home is not the only victim. Water can be destructive to personal belongings and furnishings as well. Our crews are qualified not only to remove water from and dry out walls, floors, and ceilings, but also to manage, mitigate, and remediate damage to the furniture that makes your home functional and comfortable. This full-spectrum service avoids hiring additional contractors, why we are a water loss industry leader.

Upholstered Furniture Concerns

After water damage to your Mount Kisco residence, your padded and fabric-covered chairs, couches, and other furnishings also need attention. The moisture affects upholstered furniture in several ways:

Deterioration of Wood Framing

A wooden frame supports most upholstered furniture. When water saturates the frame, the wood fiber swells and might crack. Joints become loose as interlocked parts distort and wood glue or other adhesives dissolve and breakdown.

Color Bleeding/Oxidation

Stains and varnishes on wooden legs and braces can transfer to carpeting and floors when wet. Dyes in fabrics can run and drip on floors and rub on other furnishings, walls, and clothing. Metal fittings and decorations can oxidize or rust, staining the upholstery and nearby structures.

Water Spots

Some fabrics are prone to water spotting. The spots can remain visible even after drying.

Mold and Mildew Growth

Dampness that persists more than 24 to 48 hours can fuel mold spores already in the environment. The fabrics, padding, and wood framing all provide organic nutrients to feed a microbial outbreak.

Wood Furniture Concerns

Furniture without fabric or padding also suffers damage that can become permanent, why SERVPRO specially trained technicians must respond quickly. Damage to solid wood furniture includes spotting, cracking, and swelling. Similarly to upholstered furniture, fitted and glued joints can come apart. Furniture made from particleboard covered with laminate is hard to restore. The laminate repels water and acts as a vapor barrier. Meanwhile, the pressed wood foundation soaks up water and buckles or warps, separating from the laminate surface. 

Steps We Take to Dry Furniture Appropriately

Our crew members complete coursework developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in anticipation of furniture remediation challenged. Our experience in drying furniture is a key reason why SERVPRO’s services are highly regarded. We take the following steps among others to bring your furniture back to preloss condition:

  • Pre-treat stains
  • Wet entire piece of furniture if needed to reduce water spotting
  • Extract moisture with appropriate upholstery tools
  • Dry buttons and zippers and insert waxed paper between them and the cushions/fabric to prevent rust transfer
  • Place foil or blocks under legs to stop staining of flooring
  • Tent cushions and position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers as needed

A comprehensive understanding of contents water removal and drying is why SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County delivers premier results. Call us at (914) 241-8100 to schedule an assessment and start mitigations and remediation.

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Why SERVPRO Offers Better Cleanup After A Fire In Mount Kisco

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

fire causing damage to home Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 to help. We are available 24/7.

Why SERVPRO Offers Better Cleanup of Fire Damage Sites in Mount Kisco

When there is a fire incident in your Mount Kisco home, you have to address several issues before you can regain the comfort you enjoyed before the loss. One crucial task is cleaning the soiling, residues, and charring left on building materials and contents in your home.

Multiple Cleaning Approaches
Soiling from fire damage incidents in Mount Kisco homes takes many forms. Therefore, any cleaning exercise can only be successful with a multipronged approach. Our SERVPRO crews use different techniques, including absorption through osmotic, capillary, or chemical action, especially when cleaning fabrics. Some examples include using stain-absorbing powder. Other techniques include adsorption, agglomeration, bleaching, and dispersion to remove soling, “Like it never even happened.”

Pretesting materials such as upholstery and carpets
Some of the qualities that make cleaning procedures useful can have negative impacts on the materials. The most likely forms are discoloration or other forms of physical deterioration. Choosing the right cleaning product or procedure is, therefore, crucial. Our SERVPRO technicians pretest different materials before subjecting them to rigorous cleaning procedures. Pretesting can establish whether rugs, carpets, draperies, or other fabrics covered in soot are sensitive to wet cleaning, agitation, dry cleaning, shrinkage, or color bleeding, allowing us to choose the right cleaning procedure to prevent secondary damages.

Advanced Residue Removal
Apart from smoke, heat, and flame action during a fire also have effects that might necessitate cleaning, especially in areas of mild fire intensity. It is possible to save charred wooden frames and other structural supports by cleaning. While mechanical agitation and abrasive cleaning can help, our SERVPRO technicians also use advanced residue removal procedures, which offer better results. For example, soda blasting removes residue from charred surfaces efficiently and without causing additional damages. The sodium bicarbonate pellets we use also have deodorizing properties, therefore, eliminating bad odor from the areas we clean.

A thorough cleanup of your Yorktown Heights, Bedford, or Armonk property is crucial to restoring the preloss state. Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 to help. We are available 24/7.

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Call Our Experts When A Disaster Strikes Your Mt Kisco Property

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen and Dining room We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our crew can show you when you call (914) 241-8100.

Your Mt Kisco Property Will Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition

Every resident in the area has multiple recovery and restoration teams that can choose from, but only one has the family feel and dedication to customers to build a strong reputation. We work together as a massive team, organizing every phase of restoration projects to ensure that no client waits a moment longer than necessary to return to their Mt Kisco home. Because of our commitment to unparalleled training and expertise, our customers can witness firsthand the confidence and knowledge of our SERVPRO specialists. We even implement weekly staff meetings to overview current and upcoming projects and ensure that every property gets the specific equipment, personnel, and cleaning products to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water loss disasters are among the most common requests for service that our professionals receive, and because of this, we insist that nearly all of our representatives pursue accreditation through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification as (IICRC) Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) with specialized training in areas like Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) With most of our professionals obtaining this certification, we can offer a prompt response to emergencies as they happen.

This prompt response not only works to protect your property when you need water removal or content management, but it works to reduce the time drying takes in Mt Kisco homes and businesses. Our team can often complete our drying projects in as little as 72 hours, preventing prolonged exposure of structural elements and the potential growth and spread of microbial threats. For more involved drying procedures, we can protect these same structural elements and construction materials through the application of antimicrobial products approved for use by both SERVPRO and OSHA.

The equipment that we use revolutionizes the way that we extract and dry water damage in Mt Kisco homes. Between our premier extractors ranging from our wet-vacs and other portable choices to stationary equipment, we can help. We can work along with you and your insurance company to ensure that inspections happen promptly and that these assessments encompass all affected areas.

Content management is one of the keystones of the fire recovery in Mt Kisco work that we do, as so many objects and belongings in your home can become irreparably damaged when exposed to effects like soot and smoke residues for too long. We have in-house restoration solutions once your belongings get transported to our SERVPRO facility, including ultrasonic tanks for soot removal from hard surfaces like glass and ceramics, along with several deodorization solutions that can eliminate noxious odors from these items on contact.

Soot removal is also a priority of our team, as the presence of soot in the environment can become a health hazard to those exposed, and soot residue on surfaces can quickly stain or mar the material with soot’s acidic composition. Removing this threat involves the use of sophisticated approaches that include chemical sponges, premier cleaning products, and the right cleaning techniques. Our objective with soot removal is to reduce the possibility of staining and smearing by carefully and deliberately removing the film from the surface of construction materials and contents throughout your Mt Kisco property.

With many of the area homes and commercial structures historical properties, we must approach their care and restoration differently. We already have products, processes, and equipment that seeks to restore before replacing damaged materials, and with properties that have been around since the beginning of the country, these mild approaches are effective in removing fire damage from Mt Kisco homes without compromising the involved construction materials or structural elements.

Storms are an unfortunate yet common risk for many Mt Kisco homes and businesses. In every season of the year, extreme weather events can present destructive results for structures in the area, and how professionals respond to these emergencies makes the difference in your out of pocket expense. Because situations like winds, hail, and snow can lead to structural damage that allows water penetration, the likelihood of flooding is considerable when facing storm damages.

With how quickly flooding situations can get out of control, it is crucial to address standing water and saturation right away. We have fast extraction tools like our light wands that operate through wet-vacs and our portable submersible pumps. Both options are ideal for the often tight spaces and needs of affected structural cavities. This same fast dedication to your Mt Kisco home increases the success of ventures like pack-out procedures that seek to protect at-risk items and belongings in your house from migrating flood effects.

We have a full division of qualified reconstruction specialists that can assist when repairs and remodeling are necessary after storm damage to Mt Kisco homes. These same professionals utilize their skills and expertise to offer emergency construction solutions like tarping, board-ups, temporary fencing, and flooring repairs.

Mismanaged storm damage situations and water loss incidents can develop into mold growth for Mt Kisco homes. These situations can also develop from prolonged exposure to higher humidity levels that are common to subterranean levels like your basement or cellar. The development of mold on organic materials like flooring supports and joists can rapidly spread throughout the main level of the house, presenting distinct health risks for those exposed.

The training and expertise of our remediators cover much more than just removing mold colonies from your property. Mold damage abatement for Mt Kisco homes begins with a thorough inspection of your house, the appropriate containment barriers with 6mil plastic sheeting, and air filtration to begin reducing the severity of spore concentration in the designated drying zones.

A mold infestation can occur in as little as 48 hours, we have a finite amount of time to address potential microbial threats. With our moisture meters, we can enter moist basements and determine not only the highest concentration of dampness but also the most likely areas of penetration that increase the relative humidity of the household. It is our objective as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) accredited through the IICRC to address both the cause and the effects of mold growth in Mt Kisco properties.

Addressing loss incidents requires the expertise and skills of our IICRC-Certified SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County professionals. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our crew can show you when you call (914) 241-8100.,_New_York

Call Us After A Flood In Your Mount Kisco Home

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

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Why You Should Contact SERVPRO For Flood Damage Cleanup In Mount Kisco

Flooding is a relatively common occurrence in Mount Kisco, and it can happen because of heavy rains that cause problems such as roof leaks and leaks through walls at areas such as windows and doors. Flooding can also occur if water seeps through basement walls. The water can cause severe destruction if you do not take immediate steps to extract it and dry your property.

If you have encountered flood damage in your Mount Kisco property, give SERVPRO a call immediately to evaluate the destruction and begin the restoration work. Floodwater can penetrate building materials and furnishings in your home quickly, so a fast response is crucial. Our rapid response to emergencies helps prevent further damage from occurring and increases the chances of restoring your property to preloss condition. We prioritize on safety when performing flood damage restoration. Some things we do to ensure safety include:

    •    Checking ceilings to ensure that they are not likely to collapse because of being loaded with water.

    •    Ensuring that there are no electrical shock hazards and all pugs have ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs).

    •    Checking subfloors to ensure that they have not deteriorated to the point of being unsafe.

    •    Wearing personal protective gear like gloves, boots, and goggles.

Our team uses top-of-the-line equipment and techniques to extract water from a home. We use powerful portable or truck-mounted pumps to remove as much water as possible to speed up drying. After extracting the water, we use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry the affected areas. Floodwater usually contains microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Our crew can clean and disinfect every item and surface that came into contact with the floodwater using EPA-approved antimicrobial products to ensure that your house is safe for inhabitation.

Flooding usually has a devastating effect on personal possessions. Our SERVPRO crew gathers up the flood-damaged items and separates them into salvageable and non-salvageable categories. We evaluate the contents exposed to high humidity or water for cleaning. For instance, wood furniture that is exposed to high humidity may require cleaning and polishing. Our crew also checks storage areas to determine if there are contents that require cleaning and deodorizing. Electronic equipment may require specialized cleaning and drying services to restore it to its original condition. We can subcontract electronics restoration to experts who specialize in electronic damage resulting from water damage. These experts can eradicate corrosion and replace the ruined components to restore the functionality of damaged electronics.

Our SERVPRO crew also deodorizes a house to eliminate the foul odors associated with flood damage. We can achieve this using air scrubbers, which pull air through HEPA filtration to remove airborne contaminants from the air.

If your residential property in Yorktown Heights, Bedford or Armonk has sustained flood damage, SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County can help you with the cleanup and drying efforts. You can reach us anytime at (914) 241-8100. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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