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What Do I Do When Everything in My Mount Kisco House Is Wet?
Flood damage can damage the structure and contents of your home. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for effective services.
We Handle All Aspects of Mount Kisco Flood Damage Recovery: Why SERVPRO Is an Industry Leader
When you see pictures of flood remediation in Mount Kisco, often the rooms depicted are empty. Carpet is pulled aside, and water removal and drying equipment is scattered everywhere. Something is missing -- the furniture, the dishes, the books, the toys, the clothes, the electronics. The list goes on and on. With the rooms cleared, you can feel pretty confident with the pumps, extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers rolling off our signature green trucks that your home’s structure has more than a fighting chance to make it “Like it never even happened.”
But What About the Things that Make My House My Home?
The flood damage in your Mount Kisco home is all distressing. Still, the sadness you feel when you fear that many of your and your family’s ordinary but comforting goods and most beloved treasures might be destined to the scrapheap is heartbreaking. As the events unfold over the days following the storm, you learn why our production facility might be the workshop where your hopes and dreams for the restoration of these not so little things come true.
What Is the Procedure for Moving Items Out of My Flooded Home?
The stress and chaos of the flooding in Mount Kisco can have everything and everybody inside your house in an uproar, why SERVPRO developed a meticulous protocol if you choose to move out your possessions. We keep both you and your insurance carrier informed as we manage the packing, transporting, evaluating, cleaning, drying, and disinfection of the articles you entrust to us.
I Am Overwhelmed -- Who Does the Packing?
Our crews do the work, wrapping large items with materials to protect them, and gathering smaller possessions into boxes for transport. Items are listed, photographed, and tagged to keep them safe and straightforward to track. We use the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) for documentation and security purposes. This unique service allows us to generate barcode labels as an additional level of certainty as we sort through dozens to thousands of items, depending on your circumstances.
Where Do You Deliver My Possessions?
If you have a space on your property that is spacious, secure, and dry enough to contain the wet items, we might move all or some of them there for staging and evaluation. Articles that are severely damaged might take a direct route to our production facility. Our contents processing technicians possess many years of experience, a wealth of training and knowledge, and access to many cutting edge interventions and resources to return your possessions to their previous function and appearance.
What Kinds of Equipment Do We Use at Our Production Facility?
Why Do We Have Immersion and Ultrasonic Tanks?
Solid objects with intricate detailing benefit from soaking in solutions made of proprietary cleaners and water or solvents carefully concocted by our dedicated technicians. Embedded soil loosens and dissolves, ready for removal by cloths or brushes. Tough soiling responds to ultrasonic treatment, using sound waves to create intense heat and agitation to dislodge dirt and grime. This process must be planned and monitored by certified technicians.
What Is the Purpose of Small Drying Chambers?
Furniture and other large items are challenging to dry fast and thoroughly enough to prevent secondary mold and other damage. We create contained spaces using heavy-duty plastic where we can manipulate temperature, airflow, and humidity to facilitate the mechanical drying done with handheld extractors. Electronics also dry out more efficiently in a small, closed drying space.
How Can We Make Sure Documents and Other Paper Dry Out?
Freeze-drying is a method used successfully to remove water from books, photos, and other paperwork. It utilizes the process of sublimation, which permits the water to transition from frozen inside the paper to a vapor without the intervening, and damaging, liquid state.
Are Clothes, Linens, and Window Coverings Cleaned and Dried by SERVPRO?
Perhaps your laundry room is submerged under flood waters. Quite probably, the sheer volume of textiles and other soft items needing cleaning and drying is immense, and you need help managing it. We suggest you sort out clothing you need quickly from items that can be stored to guide us while running the loads through our industrial washers and dryers. We also can access dry cleaning for fabrics that are not typically washable without shrinkage or dye bleeding.
Who Reunites My Contents with My Home?
We monitor the progress of the water removal and structural drying in your home as we work with your contents; all are part of the same multi-phase project. Our managers confer and schedule a pack-back of your possessions, permitting a return to your everyday life.
A fortuitous combination of skilled contents technicians, evolving restoration technology, integrity, and innovative digital security measures is why SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County can deliver your possessions back to your cleaned, dried, and fully recovered home fast. Call us at (914) 241-8100 to discuss your options as soon as practicable after a flooding loss.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open in Mount Kisco, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County today at (914) 241-8100 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
Mount Kisco Business Owners are Asking, How Can I Clean Better?
SERVPRO Applies Disinfectants to Door Knobs as well as entire commercial enterprises in the Mount Kisco area
Essential service businesses in Mount Kisco that are open are working hard on maintaining good sanitation. However, many owners wonder if they are doing enough.
Different Types of Businesses Face Unique Cleaning Challenges
Our SERVPRO team has effective disinfection and cleaning practices to help any Mount Kisco business, which includes helping restaurant owners who face unique challenges. SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is experienced in providing decontamination services at a variety of unique locations. For example, our crews are veterans at the cleanup of sewage backups and mold contamination in occupied and unoccupied spaces with exposure to a variety of pathogens. Our team members clean at senior living communities and foodservice locations frequently.
Our crews follow CDC guidelines for preventative cleaning during this virus pandemic. We can also work with and empower in-house employees to do achieve better results, or we can perform separate projects by our own SERVPRO team.
- Distinct cleaning strategies for specific businesses
- Cleaning protocol for open or closed locations
- Proper cleaning products and procedures for each specific surface
- Flexible service hours
- Advice and consultation
SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100.
Disclaimer: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.
Water Damage in Mount Kisco
“Like it never even happened.”
Water Damage in Mount Kisco Homes Gets Detailed Attention to Lessen Loss
When water damage happens, it is difficult to clean up as a DIY project without missing some of it. That is why when the scale of the loss has the potential to seep under flooring, saturate carpeting, or wick into walls; it is vital to bring in professional help.
SERVPRO techs work hard to remove all of the water damage from Mount Kisco homes and restore them to their preloss condition. This level of restoration service comes with extensive training adhering to the standards as taught through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of best practices.
Along with comprehensive skills education, the technicians have access to a vast array of specialized equipment to handle all types of water extraction and drying properties. When sewage or contaminants are part of the equation, they have personal protective gear, including respirators with HEPA filtration, to inhibit the likelihood of breathing in airborne particulate.
How SERVPRO Techs Determine the Scale of Water Loss
Because water follows both the laws of gravity and the path of least resistance, it goes down as much as possible. The techs use their advanced moisture detection equipment that allows them to "see" behind walls and under floors to determine if the area needs extraction and drying.
What Happens When Water Gets Missed?
If water seeps into the subflooring, it can cause foul odors, mold, and tile delamination, all of which are much more costly issues to fix. When water invades wall cavities behind baseboards, mold infestations have the potential to grow unseen and spread until a large amount of the sheetrock requires removal turning a water loss problem into mold remediation.
How Does Professional Drying Differ?
When the techs set up drying equipment, they often turn to centrifugal air movers. These little powerhouses deliver air at such a high velocity they cause embedded moisture to rise. Then the carefully placed dehumidification equipment grabs the water vapor and ports it offsite. This cycle continues until the loss area is dry.
Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 when you need any size water damage removed and your home restored to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”
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Why We Are The Right Choice In Water Damage Restoration In Mount Kisco
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.
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.
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
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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
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.
Call Us After A Flood In Your Mount Kisco Home
We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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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