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Assessing Fire Restoration Services in Tarrytown

5/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Tips for Finding the Right Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Team for Your Tarrytown Home

Fire damage can happen to Tarrytown homeowners in the blink of an eye. A sudden distraction that takes you away from the kitchen or something placed by accident on a still-hot stove can cause flames to erupt within seconds. Even if the homeowner or firefighters control the flames relatively quickly, smoke and soot travel even faster, leaving an unpleasant trail behind. The minutes following the fire are critical, and calling a fire restoration technician is the top priority.

To find fire restoration services in Tarrytown, you don’t need to look further than SERVPRO. As soon as you call our 24/7 hotline, the process begins, and our fleet arrives at your home to thoroughly assess the damage. Fire often involves damage thanks to the high temperatures and burning materials and damage caused by the water used to extinguish the flames. Our team of experts excels at treating both types of damage and counteracting the smell characteristic of home fires.

If you have never interacted with a fire and smoke remediation team, you may be unsure of what to ask. Aside from finding a certified team like ours (certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), it would help if you are looking for experts who focus on the following-

  • Removing soot from surfaces with specialized equipment before treating surfaces with solvents and cleaning solutions
  • Using the latest tools to apply cleaning solutions and mechanically loosen particles trapped in furniture, walls, and flooring
  • Deodorizing your home with thermal foggers, ozone generators, and odor counteracting pellets that neutralize and kill smell particles

When you want a team of experts to take care of your Tarrytown home, look no further than SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford. When you call us at (914) 358-9000 and experience our level of service, you will feel “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage to Tarrytown Homes Caused by Storms is Unpredictable

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storm and flood damage restoration services for your home is a job for SERVPRO. We have the equipment and experience needed.

Prepare for the Unexpected by Including a Water Restoration Company in your Tarrytown Home’s Safety Plan

Prevention is important in almost everything we do in life. It is critical for your health, but it is also crucial to protect your home. A winter storm in Tarrytown can cause as much damage as a torrential summer downpour, so thinking ahead of what to do if water damage puts you in a good position to act quickly when disaster strikes. Identifying who can provide the latest in water extraction and removal is the first step in being ready.

Property owners in Tarrytown know that storm damage remediation is a job for SERVPRO and its team of experts. The impact of floodwater in your home can be devastating if water extraction and drying happen beyond the 48 hours after the incident. Storms, in particular, bring with them contaminants and debris that require careful attention. Our highly skilled staff is ready around the clock to assist you in assessing how widespread the water damage is and begin the restoration process without delay. Most importantly, we inspect the whole property, even those areas seemingly unaffected by the storm.

As you watch our SERVPRO certified crew, you may notice that we concentrate on three main goals when we enter your home-

Water extraction- using pumps and state-of-the-art extractors, we remove standing water from each room. Advanced monitoring tools help us detect hidden deposits, and we take care of those.

Disinfection- we apply anti-microbial solutions to prevent mold growth and disinfect surfaces. Our equipment aims to penetrate every surface in the home, including furniture, fixtures, and structural elements.

When relevant, our staff takes care of drywall replacement and other repairs. All our actions are carefully documented for record-keeping purposes and for support in the insurance claim process as needed.

At SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford, we work with you from the minute you call us at (914) 358-9000. With our assistance, your home will feel and look “Like it never even happened.”

How to Repair Water Damage to Floors in Dobbs Ferry

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has Significant Expertise in Water Cleanup and Floor Restoration

Water intrusion can cause damage to a property in many ways. However, flooring is often where water intrusion has the most impact. Professional restoration technicians have several methods to overcome the challenges presented by floor damage. Usually, the most effective method is determined by the type of floor surface. In residential properties, common floor surfaces might be carpets, laminate, hardwood, or, in the case of basement flooding, concrete. Each of these materials requires a different approach which means technicians need to be well-rounded in their water restoration knowledge and utilize a wide range of drying equipment. SERVPRO technicians receive qualifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) for water restoration. We can help with:

  • Wet carpets
  • Water mitigation
  • Water damaged floors

Floors that have water damage in your Dobbs Ferry can become susceptible to mold, structural weakness, or discoloration. Carpets may suffer from delamination, the peeling away of the adhesive between the fibers and base, or compression of the fibers themselves. Laminate flooring tends to distort following exposure to moisture which presents itself as surface bubbling. Since floors are comprised of several layers, including a subfloor, it can often be time-consuming to get to the source of the issue. One effective method of reducing drying times is creating a smaller drying chamber that allows for higher concentrations of warm air or dehumidification.

  • Technicians place air-proof polyethylene sheets to set up drying chambers and seal the drying chamber with tape.
  • Air movers or dehumidifiers can be fed into the drying chamber and sealed, allowing them to provide concentrated drying action to the specific area of flooring.
  • Drying tents are most useful in rooms with high ceilings or lots of air space because they allow technicians to control atmospheric conditions better.

If your floors are damaged by water intrusion, contact SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford for water damage restoration at (914) 358-9000.

Storms in Tarrytown Can Lead to Extensive Flood Damage

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Is a Licenced Flood Damage Restoration Service in Tarrytown

Violent storms and gale-force winds can quickly become natural disasters by causing widespread flooding. These elemental disasters can cause water damage and structural damage to your home. Once you have secured your safety, you must contact a licensed restoration service to help repair the damages and mitigate losses.

When flood damage strikes your Tarrytown home, it is vital to act quickly. The first few days of a restoration project are often the most valuable in terms of saving belongings and reducing pressure on the structure of your home. The sheer weight of standing water can exert enormous pressure onto the walls, jointing, floors, and property foundations. Equally, any structural insecurities could expose the property to rainfall, theft, and unlawful entry. In severe storms, electrical faults can occur across neighborhoods resulting in a widespread power outage. SERVPRO is a recognized storm restoration provider. We act fast in an emergency to mitigate many of the losses that are common in natural disasters, including:

Our equipment includes portable generators and full-scale lighting to allow technicians to work in a flooded building efficiently. These portable generators can power pumping and extraction equipment for up to twelve hours which allows our technicians to extract liquid quickly. By alleviating water weight and its pressure on floors, walls, and ceilings, we can significantly reduce the risk of structural collapse. Our technicians can safely secure the property by boarding up potential entranceways with sturdy plywood boards bolted into place to discourage potential theft and trespass. We can also waterproof the property by fitting tarpaulin over any gaps in the roof or windows where rainwater could potentially enter.

Contamination in floodwaters

  • Contamination is measured in three distinct classes: clean, grey, and black. Blackwater contamination presents the most risk and causes the most damage.
  • Most floods are categorized as blackwater damages since they can bring human pathogens, herbicides, animal carcasses, and debris into the home environment.
  • Porous materials that show exposure to class three contamination (black) must be destroyed and replaced to return the property to a safe state.

Act quickly to reduce storm damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford for flood damage assistance at (914) 358-9000.

Recovering Dobbs Ferry Properties from Fire Damage

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

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House Fire Recovery in Dobbs Ferry

Picking up the pieces after a property fire can be a traumatic experience. At SERVPRO, we are here to help organize a restoration to ensure it is as efficient and causes as little disruption to your everyday life as possible. We achieve this by providing our technicians with industry-leading equipment and training. Our crew chiefs have experience dealing with properties with minor, moderate, or severe fire damage levels. The process begins with the careful examination of damages and is swiftly followed by the setting up of staging areas and delivering the equipment necessary to perform the restoration. We can help you with:

  • Fire odor
  • Smoke damage
  • Fire restoration

Reversing fire damage in your Dobbs Ferry home is often possible without resorting to expensive replacement of materials or belongings. Restoration over replacement is a core part of a technician's remit. It can benefit homeowners because it reduces the expense and allows the return of sentimental belongings to a preloss condition. Restoration goals can include professionally washing textiles in the home or immersion cleaning for high-value items. Immersion cleaning involves submersing belongings in a tank of cleaning fluid and then using ultrasonic waves to generate pressure. The pressure works as an effective agitation method for removing microscopic soot or ash from the surface. 

  • Agitative cleaning can be exceptionally effective on belongings that have high material density and, therefore, the ability to withstand aggressive action.
  • Metal appliances such as stove tops or washing machines are prime candidates for agitated cleaning. They can often be finished with a proprietary polish to return them to preloss condition.
  • When attempting agitative action on porous materials, they must be pre-tested on discrete areas to avoid inadvertently causing surface damage.

If a property fire damages your belongings, contact SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford for fire damage restoration at (914) 358-9000.  

Key Steps in Water Restoration of a Tarrytown Property

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Damaged Homes in Tarrytown can Recover with Professional Help

Water incidents in Tarrytown require the help of a professional water restoration team to return the home to its original condition. Whether the water damage is new or just newly discovered, there are real consequences to leaving standing water unattended, and every minute counts. Homeowners who reach out to certified water restoration technicians to assess the scope of the problem and take steps to remediate it typically mitigate their loss and return to their life as usual.

For professional water restoration help in Tarrytown, look no further than SERVPRO. Our staff shines because of its expertise and professionalism, which they demonstrate on every job we complete. Our group is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle the toughest jobs from beginning to end. 

As we arrive, we address the source of the issue and inspect your home closely to find where the water has traveled and the damage in its wake.

Many people who haven’t needed water damage and restoration services think that mopping up the water and drying the space is enough. Our SERVPRO crew will show you how water can settle behind cabinets and walls and weaken your drywall, among other things. A successful remediation process involves taking water extraction, drying, and treating it with anti-microbial solutions. Some of the equipment we use to achieve these goals may include:

  • Desiccants and dehumidifiers to remove excess humidity
  • Pumps and wand extractors to eliminate water
  • Ultra-low volume foggers to disperse anti-mycotic solutions once the space is dry

Modern techniques and equipment help us restore your home, as does our expertise in the field, which is why SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is your ally when disaster strikes. Call our offices 24/7 at (914) 358-9000 and let us show you how, with our help, your home will look “Like it never even happened.”

Professional Fire Restoration Services Are Available in Tarrytown

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Recovering a Tarrytown Home After a Fire Is Possible Thanks to SERVPRO

Fire damage varies in severity and extent. Homes and businesses alike are vulnerable to accidental fires that require professional services to move forward. Having the staffing with the expertise and equipment available to address the multiple needs resulting from a fire in a home is crucial, and SERVPRO can help you with that. Prompt attention from a certified team is the first step in minimizing the damage to your home's contents and the building itself.

For fast action and thorough fire restoration services in Tarrytown, SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to respond to your call. The key to our success is our technical knowledge, which we learn and refresh with leaders in the fire and smoke damage restoration industry. The modern equipment we house in our business is also crucial, and we dispatch it as soon as we receive your call. When fire strikes, taking a do-it-yourself approach can be harmful and allow for secondary damage to escalate and create a bigger and more expensive problem.

One of the reasons our SERVPRO staff excels at its job is that we understand that not all fires are created equal. Their origin and path through the home help us decide on equipment and cleaning solutions necessary to return your residence to pre-fire conditions. Some of the most common culprits of a home fire include-

  • Electrical malfunctions- keeping your wiring in good shape and promptly addressing any electrical issues can help prevent a destructive fire.
  • Human error- We often see fires happen because a candle was left unattended, or a space heater sparked a flame. Always be vigilant of your actions to avoid starting a fire inadvertently.
  • Kitchen fires- grease fires require a specific approach to emulsify and eliminate the sticky residue they leave behind. Always prioritize safety and don't leave the stove unattended to avoid accidents.

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is at your service when you call us at (914) 358-9000. Our staff puts all its expertise to work for you until your home feels "Like it never even happened."

Understanding Mold Removal in a Tarrytown House

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Signs of Mold Damage in Tarrytown Require Swift Action

Signs of mold in a Tarrytown home may not be alarming at first, but homeowners should take them very seriously. Detecting discoloration in your walls, a musty smell, and even some black spots should be enough to prompt you to call a team specialized in handling mold removal and restoration. Failure to address the spread of mold quickly can translate into a costly and time-consuming endeavor, so taking quick action is your first line of defense when mold appears.

In Tarrytown, mold removal services are within reach when you call our team of experts at SERVPRO. Our staff is certified in mold remediation and can guide you through the process, including mold removal, application of anti-microbial solutions, and discarding unsalvageable items. Just place a call and answer a few questions to get us started, and we take care of the rest. Our staff is ready with state-of-the-art equipment to help handle your emergency.

Many of our clients try to tackle mold on their own, which can provide short-term relief. But it isn’t until our SERVPRO crew arrives that the problem is put under control. Upon arrival, our team performs a thorough inspection, including looking under your floors and even cutting through your drywall to detect mold colonies growing unseen. Other steps we take include the following-

  • Setting up containment zones with plastic sheeting and even creating negative pressure chambers where mold cannot travel easily. This step helps stop cross-contamination.
  • Cleaning your air with HEPA filters and air scrubbers to eliminate microscopic mold particles.
  • Spreading anti-microbial solutions to prevent a recurrence of mold in your home. Keep in mind that mold always exists in a home, and the goal is to keep it under control as complete elimination is not a reasonable expectation.

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is your resource when mold spreads and grows inside your home. Call us at (914) 358-9000 and let us leave your house “Like it never even happened.”

Fixing Water Damage in Dobbs Ferry Bathrooms after a Leak

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO moisture detection tool Water damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training needed for the help of your home.

A Room in  Dobbs Ferry Residence Requires Attention after Water Damage

The bathroom can be a common area for a water damage event to occur. Because there are so many plumbing fixtures and piping within the walls of the small space, a single damage event can be destructive to both the building elements and the contents of the bathroom. We can help quickly.

Identifying the Cause

When water damage in Dobbs Ferry occurs, it can be challenging to clean and restore depending on the case. The rupture of plumbing lines, for example, can be more widespread and destructive than the bathroom area alone. Our production managers work with the customer to inspect the affected areas and determine what plumbing portions are involved and the mitigation actions necessary to help. Common water damage catalysts include:

  • Faucets
  • Pipe leaks
  • Separations
  • Bad drainage
  • Freezing

Wall Systems

Because most of the plumbing is stored within the wall systems, the entire structural cavity can become impacted when leaks or separations occur. With sensitive materials in this construction like wood framing, insulation, and surface drywall, resolving trapped water in these structural systems is critical.


Another consideration for affected areas is the damage to the plumbing network. With a contractor license, we can provide many of the repairs your property needs, including the reinstallation of impacted plumbing and fixtures. We determine the system's condition for any additional replacement needs for upcoming concerns as well. 


While installing water-resistant flooring is common in bathrooms, when these problems begin in the structure of cavities, it is not complicated for water to penetrate underneath the surface layer and start impacting sensitive subflooring options. Moisture detection tools must identify quickly when this migration occurs to respond with effective drying techniques.

Water damages frequently occur in bathrooms, so having a team of experienced professionals capable of helping quickly is beneficial. Our SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford crew features many WRT-Certified technicians and mitigation specialists. Give us a call now at (914) 358-9000.

Priorities of Flood Damage Cleanup in Tarrytown Bakeries

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

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Professional Post-Flood Damage Restoration Is Critical for Tarrytown Businesses

Because your business sells and maintains food products, a Tarrytown bakery must rapidly manage flood conditions as they develop. We have a team of mitigation specialists capable of helping your business through the most pressing needs it has following costly flooding. Our experience, equipment, and contractor license can all help in providing:

Moving Out Equipment

Protecting your equipment is one of the earliest stages of managing flood damage in Tarrytown bakeries. It is no surprise that your electric appliances and equipment are the foundation of food preparation. When these devices become threatened by standing water, relocation can prevent costlier destruction of these staples of your kitchen area. Our cleaning technicians can relocate on-site or to our nearby SERVPRO facility.

Extracting Standing Water

Another pressing obstacle of flood restoration is the removal of standing water. We must rapidly extract intruding floodwater from the property to prevent absorption into porous materials like wood trim, flooring, and drywall. Flooding is often best managed with a combination of truck mount extractors, trash pumps, and wet vacuums.

Determining the Contamination

Contamination is a considerable concern for food preparation businesses. Natural flooding can introduce contaminants and health hazards to the property, so having experienced cleaning technicians to manage this threat is paramount. We can assess what materials must be replaced and whether certain non-porous objects, flooring, and building materials can be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectants rather than demolished.

Thorough Drying Solutions

Drying is one of the final steps to getting your doors back open and the bakery operating again. The position of air movers and dehumidifiers is the base of this process, though additional tools like portable heaters can increase the productivity of evaporative drying.

Businesses like bakeries can be hit hard by intruding floodwater and rely on the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford team to help. We are ready to help you when you need it too; call (914) 358-9000.