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Fire Damage Restoration for Mahopac Businesses

8/21/2023 (Permalink)

Apartment building with doors and windows missing due to fire, Make Fire Damage "Like it Never Even Happened" If a fire happens in your home or apartment, SERVPRO of Putnam County is Here to Help® 24/7.

SERVPRO® Eases Fire Damage Control for Mahopac Businesses 

Fires are destructive and highly inconvenient for your business operations. Even with the best team assisting you in completing fire damage restoration, your facility may need to close down for some time since the smoke residues, odors, and hazards created by fires interfere with daily activities. SERVPRO fast-tracks the repairs and cleanup, ensuring you can resume your operations eventually.

Delaying some aspects of your operations until you complete fire damage restoration at your Mahopac premises may be challenging. For example, time-sensitive training for your staff or meetings for your clients may require you to stick to your original timelines. SERVPRO strives to provide the best service possible. We offer organized pack-outs and set up containment to isolate affected areas. Additionally, we suggest finding alternative locations in the hamlet.

Where to hold events in Mahopac

  • The Mahopac Fire Department event hall is an ideal location for fundraisers, meetings, and parties.
  • Villa Barone Hilltop Manor offers a grand ballroom with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The property can accommodate large gatherings.
  • Putnam County Golf Course is ideal for organizing a golf-themed event. There are indoor and outdoor facilities with great views of the rolling greens.
  • Lake House Restaurant and Bar is ideally suited to offer stunning views of Lake Mahopac and has spacious event space and an outdoor patio for social activities.

Apart from holding events, you can also organize visits for your staff to institutions around Mahopac. There are several educational institutions that you can visit, including:

  • The Putnam Valley Central School District. This educational institution caters to students ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.
  • The Mahopac Central School District. It includes Mahopac High School, Mahopac Middle School, and elementary schools like Austin Road, Lakeview, and Fulmar Road Elementary School.
  • Other institutions worth visiting include the Mahopac Public Library, where the community gets valuable educational resources with beautiful views overlooking Lake Mahopac. 

SERVPRO of Putnam County helps commercial establishments complete fire damage restoration effectively. Call (845) 228-1090 when you need assistance. 

Fire Damage Restoration in Mahopac is Effective with SERVPRO'S Help

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damage on walls We can identify all types of fire and smoke damage in the structure and determine the restoration path forward.

Where to Seek Fire Damage Restoration Services in Mahopac

After a fire, you must act quickly to begin your home's repair process. Delaying the restoration process can cause the deterioration of porous materials like alabaster and marble, leading to permanent discoloration. Within days, acid residues can cause vinyl flooring to require replacement or refinishing.

It takes a lot of planning and work to restore fire damage in Mahopac homes. SERVPRO's fire restoration technicians are highly-trained professionals who can complete the job effectively. The steps we can take to repair your home include:

  • Fire damage assessment
  • Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction

Fire damage assessment

To effectively restore a fire-damaged property, it is vital to have a proper damage assessment. Our SERVPRO technicians can enter your property if firefighters have deemed it safe. We can then use inspection checklists to determine which areas have sustained damage. We can identify all types of fire and smoke damage in the structure and determine what we can fix and what items to discard. 


Our SERVPRO technicians can use wet-cleaning and dry-cleaning methods to remove smoke residues from affected areas. Dry cleaning involves physically removing the smoke residues before wet cleaning to prevent cross-contamination. We can clean walls, ceilings, and flooring using HEPA-filtered vacuums, dusting tools, and chemical sponges. Wet cleaning methods include using chemicals designed for the particular material compositions of the affected surfaces. 


Our SERVPRO team can use thermal foggers to deodorize your home. This equipment vaporizes petroleum-based or solvent-based deodorants to generate a fog or smoke of minute particles. The particles range from one-half microns to twenty-five microns, approximating the size of odor-causing molecules. The particles create a mist similar to a fire's smoke, enabling the deodorizer to interact more effectively with odor-causing residues. Since thermal fogs are pairing agents, they react chemically with smell-causing residues and eradicate smells instead of masking them. 


This step involves repairing everything the fire damaged. It could include fixing flooring, restoring walls, and rebuilding the roof. 

After a fire, SERVPRO of Putnam County can ensure that your home receives the highest expertise and care throughout restoration. Don't hesitate to contact us at (845) 228-1090. 

Why the Water Removal Approach at Your Mahopac Property Is Critical

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

home water damage All you need is SERVPRO for all your water damage needs.

SERVPRO Probes and Resolves Water Damage in Mahopac

Water can cause untold misery at your Mahopac property by physically destroying things, creating hazards, or inconveniencing you. Many dire water damage outcomes develop because of an inadequate or mismanaged response. You need to choose a water removal approach keenly or seek the assistance of an experienced service provider like SERVPRO.

Water removal helps your Mahopac property by limiting the eventual water damage level. Water damage refers to any physical changes that develop on materials after contact with water. The changes can be mild such as item discoloring when dyes bleed out, or severe such as warping and cracking of solid wood materials. 

Critical water removal actions:

  • Identifying and stopping sources
  • Faster extraction
  • Sustained humidity control 

You can only remove water successfully from your home after addressing the active sources. Common ways that water finds its way into homes are through damaged roof shingles, pipe leaks, and malfunctioning appliances or utilities. Any of these sources may be in a hidden location, thus resupplying any water that you extract. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your property to identify sources and use specialized equipment, such as thermal cameras, which reveal any concealed sources. 

Successful Water Removal

Speed and thoroughness are the main aspects that determine the success of the removal process. Letting water sit in a property longer allows deeper penetration in materials, making it harder to reach or causing entrenched damages. There are many ways to remove intruding water, including mopping or soaking it with towels. Our SERVPRO crews mostly use vacuum extraction methods, which are faster since we have a wide range of extraction equipment.

Helpful extraction equipment:

  • Dry/wet vacuums
  • Portable extractors
  • Truck-mounted extractors

Water changes form after intruding into a property. Therefore a thorough removal must address all its forms, including the humidity build-up in the air as the spilled water evaporates. Our crews set up dehumidifiers to help extract moisture from the air as we remove water from your property.

SERVPRO of Putnam County offers indispensable help to facilitate successful water removal. Call us at (845) 228-1090. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Should Mahopac Property Owners Rely on Fire Damage Experts?

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Car in front of a firehouse Our skilled technicians have the certifications and training to handle any type or size of fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Prioritizes Advanced Training for Mahopac Fire Damage Technicians 

The home and business owners of Mahopac take pride in their beautiful, often historic homes and commercial properties nestled in charming towns and hamlets from the highlands and rolling over the hills and valleys between the Hudson River and the Connecticut border. Losing a property to fire damage in Mahopac is truly a loss for individual owners and the communities.

SERVPRO takes seriously its responsibility to assist property owners faced with the devastation posed by smoke and fire damage restoration and clean-up. We seek dedicated workers eager to master advanced fire and smoke restoration coursework from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC international standards form the foundation for the best practices used to make the aftermath of fire damage in Mahopac “Like it never even happened.”

What Are the Benefits When Water and Fire Damage Restoration Companies Invest in High-End Equipment and Updates?

SERVPRO managers and technicians rely heavily on research-based fire damage restoration training. However, implementing best practices while delivering water, fire, and smoke damage mitigation and remediation tactics depends on effective and superior quality fire damage recovery equipment, tools, and products. 

  • Air Quality

The smoke filling a home or business during and after fire damage is removed using a range of air-moving devices to exhaust the smoke. Negative pressure air scrubbing technology often uses suction to trap soot particles within HEPA filters before venting to the outside.

  •  Water Removal

The quantity of water used to extinguish a fire can be substantial, and SERVPRO has the submersible pumps, portable and truck-mounted extractors, and other tools to remove it. Fire damage debris contaminates the fluids, so our trained crews contain the watery residues for lawful disposal.

  • Fire Residue Removal

The heat and flames that create fire damage combust building materials and contents, creating a variety of soots that soil surfaces depending on the fuel. SERVPRO’s IICRC-trained technicians match the soots to appropriate cleaning products and the tools that facilitate the fire damage removal. The four elements of cleaning mastered by technicians using the equipment include:

  • Chemical action--the composition of the cleaner helps dissolve or emulsify the fire damage residues.
  • Agitation--scrubbing with tools fashioned with gentle to heavily abrasive features (feather dusters to steel wool or ridged scrapers) to loosen adhered soils.
  • Temperature--heat raised judiciously increases the speed of chemical actions.
  • Time--referred to as “dwell time,” permits cleaning solutions to soak into the soiling to release the bond between the affected surface and the fire damage.

Those living and working in the region take solace that SERVPRO of Putnam County is committed to providing water and fire damage restorations of the highest caliber. Call (845) 228-1090 to schedule an assessment and plan for business and house fire clean-up.

Whom Can Mahopac Property Owners Trust for Water Damage Restoration?

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Car in front of the SERVPRO building SERVPRO of Putnam County provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Mahopac, NY

Customers Give SERVPRO High Marks for Reputable Water Damage Cleanup in Mahopac

When flooding occurs to Mahopac properties, the time available for residential or commercial owners to react is short and moves at breakneck speed. Minutes count as building materials are incredibly susceptible to severe and progressive water damage. Delays can result in permanent and irreparable harm regardless of the source of the intrusion or its resolution.

  • Fierce winds and heavy precipitation from storms cause leaking roofs or basement flooding resulting in water damage in Mahopac
  • Exterior storm damage needs securing post-haste, including boarding and tarping up services to keep out unwanted weather.
  • Burst pipes lead to ceiling leaks, drywall destruction, and flooring water damage, most of which talented and trained restoration technicians can restore if contacted and hired quickly.
  • Overwhelmed municipal sanitary systems cannot accept individual properties' wastewater after storms, forcing infectious fluids back into homes or businesses.
  • Clogs from root invasion or years of debris buildup create dirty water and sewer backup and cleanup crises in residences and commercial buildings.

Why Choose SERVPRO to Provide Water Damage Emergency Services?

The SERVPRO team awaits residential and commercial customer calls 24/7, our signature green service vehicles stocked with state-of-the-art specialized equipment, tools, and EPA-registered products to address water damage at the ready. Piloting and accompanying the trucks are the heart of the SERVPRO operation -- crews consisting of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)--trained technicians, schooled and skilled in a wide range of water damage mitigation and remediation strategies. 

The IICRC is an international disaster restoration education and standards development organization. SERVPRO chooses to train our employees to the best practices curated by the IICRC because the standards are research-based and proven effective in water damage restoration the world over. The IICRC training our crew members master combines with the years of experience seasoned managers and crew chiefs bring to every water damage or flood restoration.  

How Does SERVPRO's Community-Based Model Benefit Water Damage Victims?

SERVPRO's owners and crews live and thrive in Mahopac, experiencing the same storms, stresses, strains, and triumphs as our commercial and residential customers. We are a local business helping neighbors with everything from ceiling leaks and water damage clean up after a basin overflows to containment and contamination disposal after overland basement flooding and sewage cleanup.

Our daily presence in Mahopac communities supports residents and businesses struggling with water damage and needing removal services, providing solutions today and standing by to answer customer questions tomorrow. We offer innovative resources at our production facility for the unique needs posed by each water disaster and also leverage a nationwide network of affiliated water and flooding cleanup experts if a significant water catastrophe at home or business requires a scaled-up response. 

Do not delay your call to SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 when water damages business or residential property. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, ready to make a water emergency "Like it never even happened."

Need Mold Damage Answers for Mahopac Homes and Businesses?

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

EPA logo on a white background Mold remediation is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians have all the training and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation in Mahopac Uses EPA Research-Based Protocols

Property owners in Mahopac find mold growth a constant worry, struggling to remove it in both residences and commercial buildings. Unfortunately, the remedies commonly used by even the most professional housekeepers and cleaning companies can accelerate mold damage.

Rather than battle endlessly with mold and the destruction it causes to building materials and contents, seek out the expertise of SERVPRO and our licensed and certified mold damage remediation technicians in Mahopac. We use scientifically proven methods to eradicate currently growing colonies and to inhibit the rebound effect, avoiding new microbial growth despite the impossibility of eliminating all spores.

How Can DIY Mold Removal Approaches Make the Problem Worse?

Property owners and their cleaning crews often rely upon a diluted bleach solution as the primary attack on colonies of mold damage. Although bleach can kill surface microorganisms and lighten any staining, the hyphae, root-like structures making up the fungus, extend far into porous structural components. The water in the bleach solution soaks into the materials but often fails to reach all the hyphae, which then regenerate into new mold damage. Water from the cleaning solution accelerates the growth as all mold needs to live is a source of moisture and air.

Can Mold Damage Remediation Improve Mahopac Property Outcomes?

Mahopac businesses and individuals understandably want a long-term and sustainable intervention to mold damage, remove current outbreaks, and avoid future issues. SERVPRO employs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) procedures to reach these goals, managing mold damage by:

  • Locating mold damage inside the residence or commercial spaces -- SERVPRO can arrange for testing if owners have concerns about the involvement of building cavities
  • Containing the affected area and using personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent dispersal of residues for technician and occupant safety and to limit the spread of the damage
  • Wrapping the space in 1.6 mil polyethylene
  • Setting up negative pressure air scrubbing technology to force contaminants through HEPA filters before exhausting to the outside 
  • Mechanically removing the mold damage from non-porous surfaces using brushes, scrapers, and scrubbers.
  • Adjusting mold removal for porous materials by adding a gentle abrasive option, usually adapting blasting technology to use soda, dry ice, or corn to remove mold damage and incapacitate the hyphae to inhibit microbial rebound 
  • Vacuuming and wiping up debris for double-bagging
  • Disposing of mold and ruined materials according to local hazardous-waste regulations
  • Applying EPA-registered cleaning solutions and antimicrobials to decrease the likelihood of mold damage recurring on surfaces 

Is Moisture Management Crucial to Mold Damage Remediation?

Mahopac residents and businesses wisely choose to hire SERVPRO for mold damage consultation and remediation. Our familiarity with water damage tracing, mitigation, and structural drying ensures that spores endemic in buildings have little chance of growing and damaging structures or contents. 

When arranging for mold damage remediation in our communities, be confident that SERVPRO of Putnam County has home and commercial buildings covered. Give us a call at (845) 228-1090 to schedule an evaluation and agree on a plan.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Mold Remediation to Mahopac Homes

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

Close Up of Mold Don’t let mold damage overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Putnam County.

Mahopac Homeowners Trust SERVPRO with Mold Remediation

Mold grows in damp and humid environments of your home and spreads quickly if left unchecked. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO for mold remediation of your Mahopac home can help you get the problem under control before it gets out of hand.

The most crucial aspect of SERVPRO’s mold remediation of your Mahopac home is to prevent the spread of the spores to unaffected parts of your home. Techs construct isolation barriers using 6-mil polyethylene sheeting to isolate portions of the structure and prevent it from spreading during remediation. 

The most crucial aspect of SERVPRO’s mold remediation of your Mahopac home is to prevent the spread of the spores to unaffected parts of your home. Techs construct isolation barriers using 6-mil polyethylene sheeting to isolate portions of the structure and prevent it from spreading during remediation.  

Containments During Mold Removal 

SERVPRO mold specialists use IICRC S520 guidelines to establish one of the following types of containments. 

  • Source containment: It is used if visible mold growth is present in a relatively small area of your property. Some examples of source containment include taping a 6-mil poly sheeting on a surface before removing it and wrapping and bagging moldy contents and materials in 6-mil poly packaging. 
  • Local containment: Also called mini containment, it is built using PVC pipes, wood framing, or spring-loaded expansion poles and poly sheeting. SERVPRO techs also use negative air machines in such containments.  
  • Full-scale containment: The method is used when extensive mold damage exists. An entire room or a building section is usually isolated in such containments. 

SERVPRO techs use the appropriate containment method depending on the location and the extent of mold growth. Our techs ensure to brief you about the remediation plan before starting the procedure. 

Decontamination Chambers 

SERVPRO techs use decontamination chambers for decontaminating exterior plastic surfaces or bagged or wrapped contaminated materials and remediation tools. Techs use these areas to prevent the cross-contamination of unaffected areas and provide controls to maintain the pressure differentials. 

Call SERVPRO of Putnam County at (845) 228-1090 for trustworthy restoration services.

Safety Counts Before Storm Water Cleanup Procedures in Mahopac

3/1/2023 (Permalink)

Carpet Soaked With Water Let SERVPRO of Putnam County, fix it, Don’t stress it.

SERVPRO Secures Your Mahopac Property During Water Damage Restoration

Before any stormwater cleanup procedures can start, the structure must be secured first. It is important for the restoration team's safety and guarantees the safety of the owner and other occupants. We perform a general assessment of the building to determine its stability.

When our SERVPRO technicians assess your Mahopac property during water damage mitigation, we check the extent of structural damage and identify possible risks caused by the storm. We check for situations such as broken windows, weakened floors, loose ceilings, and possible electrocution. Once identified, we perform the following activities to prevent the possibility of accidents happening:

  • Switching off electrical power
  • Putting up barriers to prevent the spread of contamination
  • Posting warning signs
  • Removing floating carpets
  • Covering the tack strips

Stormwater can carry a lot of debris, such as mud, branches, leaves, and other sediments. Our SERVPRO technicians use shovels, brooms, and rakes to remove the dirt. If the area under contamination is so large, we can use more powerful tools like heavy-duty street sweepers and leaf blowers during water damage cleanup.

We have a clear plan for handling and disposing of the materials and contaminants that are removed from the site. Usually, we follow local waste management regulations for proper waste disposal. Working with licensed restoration technicians during stormwater cleaning is important since professional skills are needed for proper water extraction, disinfection, structural drying, and elimination of potential risks.

At SERVPRO of Putnam County, we have the experience, expertise, and equipment necessary to handle all aspects of stormwater cleaning and restoration. We are available 24/7 to respond to any emergency and ensure your property is returned to its former state within the shortest time possible. Call us at (845) 228-1090 today to learn more about our moisture control services.

Nominate SERVPRO of Putnam County as your favorite Business to win the Best Business in the 94th Assembly District of the State of New York

2/15/2023 (Permalink)

Our very own SERVPRO of Putnam County has been nominated by the New York State Assembly as among the best-run businesses in the 94th District.

We have served Putnam County and beyond with disaster restoration services for over 10 years with thousands of satisfied and repeat customers. Our services are an essential part of maintaining the vital infrastructure of Putnam County. We help get the homes and businesses in the area back up and running when disasters such as flooding, fire, or pandemics strike. Whether on an individual or regional level, we have been there to help clean up the mess, restore, and rebuild to put people’s lives back in order and make that disaster “Like it never even happened.”

The State Assembly would love to have your feedback on their nomination. If you will, please follow this link to vote for SERVPRO of Putnam County to win the Best of the 94th District!

Premier Fire Damage Restoration in Mahopac

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

Tiny Wood House On Fire Contact SERVPRO to effectively tackle the fire damage in your property. Call now!

SERVPRO Technicians Can Restore your Home

Housefires happen when stoves are left on, electrics malfunction, or candles and cigarettes are not put out. While these occurrences may feel like a disaster, they are often controlled quickly with minimal harm to the occupants. However, fire does produce smoke which can cause significant damage to walls, ceilings, and belongings. Much work is ahead to get your home back. That work includes removing charred materials, cleaning soot or smoke, and removing odor. SERVPRO technicians are experts for:

  • Smoke Restoration
  • Fire damage
  • Odor control

Since the immediate impact of fire damage in your Mahopac home is smoke, it makes sense to hire professional technicians that understand how smoke behaves and how to remove its residues. High temperatures cause combustion, which releases smoke. The type of smoke it releases depends on what each material is made from. A fuel or grease fire releases oily, greasy smoke. Dry organic matter like wood releases a dry smoke. Each type requires a different set of cleaning equipment and chemicals to remove. 

Removing smoke residues is challenging, so we recommend waiting for SERVPRO technicians before tackling residues on walls or ceilings. General cleaning methods such as light vacuuming or ventilating the space can be helpful and are unlikely to exacerbate the damages. We usually perform these prep cleaning services first before moving on to tackle more stubborn damages. For odor control, our team uses various equipment and chemicals to remove burnt smells.

  • Oily smoke deposits require the removal of oil-based cleaning solvents, sometimes called dry solvents.
  • Dry soot can often be removed with vacuuming, scrubbing, or a household detergent.
  • Odor-counteracting pellets, hydroxyl generators, and vaporizers are different methods of dispersing deodorants to counteract malodor.

For a quick solution to smoke and odor problems, contact SERVPRO of Putnam County for fire damage restoration at (845) 228-1090.