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Our Technicians Can Save Your Water Damaged Carpeting In Your Clifton Park Home

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO technician pulling up water logged carpet Water damaged carpets can lead to many other issues such as mold. Stay calm and contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate the situation in your home.

Premier Carpet Cleaning for Water Damaged Clifton Park Homes

After a water loss incident, your Clifton Park home could be in dire need of cleaning and recovery actions. While there are dozens of restoration teams and services that you can choose from in Saratoga County alone, our SERVPRO professionals can help with premier cleaning services to restore the look and feel of flooring throughout your property like carpeting.

Water cleanup in Clifton Park homes often involves many phases of revitalization and renewal. Beginning in the area where the water damages originated, you can encounter the highest concentrations of moisture and dampness in the exposed flooring, wallboard, and trim. Carpets can absorb considerable volumes of standing water, but are also susceptible to lingering residues and staining when cleaning does not occur as promptly as it should.

We have a full division of experienced cleaning technicians capable of employing some advanced strategies with various carpet and flooring types. With water recovery, the first step is often to dry out the damaged carpet as promptly as possible with a combination of weighted extractors and evaporative drying techniques. An assessment can get made about the condition of the padding once the top carpeting layer gets detached. Light wands are an excellent extraction tool when the padding is not to be saved.

Hot water extraction and bonnet cleaning are two carpet recovery strategies that can improve the look and function of flooring in your residence. Hot water extraction has often been referred to as steam cleaning, and it features the pressurized blast of warm, clean water to the base of carpet fibers. With the powerful onboard vacuum to remove surface moisture, we can make many carpet threats for your home, “Like it never even happened.”

No matter how we can help after a disaster strikes, you can count on the fast and confident response of our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team. We have sophisticated equipment and trained personnel to improve the function of your carpet beyond removing water saturation, odors, and residues. Give our skilled experts a call whenever you need us at (518) 885-2620.

How to Remediate Commercial Fire Damage in Clifton Park

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

a kitchen stove on fire with smoke and fire filling the room Commercial kitchen fires can occur without much warning. SERVPRO technicians are standing by to help during this difficult time. We are here 24/7.

Effects of Restaurant Kitchen Fires on Your Clifton Park Building

Addressing fire loss impacts must happen as promptly as possible following a disaster in your Clifton Park restaurant. Because you have a steady flow of traffic throughout the day with customers and deliveries, even moderate damages contained in specific areas of the building can still considerably dampen the productivity of your business and the way you can service customers entering your restaurant. Our SERVPRO team can help to determine what your building needs by beginning mitigation as soon as possible.

Containment is a vital step to take after fire damage to Clifton Park restaurants if you intend to continue operating in any capacity. Many damaging elements could compromise the experience of your customers, including the presence of airborne contaminants, possible carcinogens, and lingering odors. Physical damages to surfaces and furniture in the dining area could be even more detrimental and make keeping your doors open throughout restoration unlikely.

Assessing the work to get done is a process that begins with our job scoping. Between our estimator and our project manager, we can meet with our commercial customer to determine the solution that works best for him. It is vital to establish timelines to know when your restaurant can expect to reopen. During our initial inspection, we can determine the tools, products, and personnel required to overcome all immediate effects most efficiently. It is our business to get you back in business.

Airborne threats are one of the most problematic effects after a fire loss. By establishing containment barriers with plastic sheeting, tension poles, painters tape, and wood framework, we can keep contaminants and odors from spreading beyond their highest concentration points. With the deployment of cutting-edge equipment with HEPA filtration like our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers, we can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns and reduce or eliminate noxious odors as well.

We understand how vital it is to get your business back to running at full capacity as quickly as possible, especially in the demanding food and beverage industry. From content management through improving air quality with premier equipment, our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team can help. Give us a call anytime at (518) 885-2620.

Skilled Flood Damage Intervention is Best After Clifton Park Storms

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

a storm damaged house with a yellow storm damage sign in front of it Storms can destroy your roof and bring excess water inside your home. Contact SERVPRO should you be facing such an event. Our technicians are here.

SERVPRO’s Storm Response Team Handles Flood Damage in Clifton Park

Whenever a significant storm front comes through the Clifton Park area, your home may get subjected to heavy rain and high wind. This could impact your exterior, different structural elements, and even threaten your interior contents should flooding occur. Rather than attempting DIY that comes with hassles and possible risk, SERVPRO is there to address everything that truly makes your house a home. Our water damage and restoration crew are there to perform water removal services and other storm-related assistance to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What about contents with flood damage in Clifton Park?

Whenever there is outside water infiltrating your property, you will require contents restoration. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) know how to handle everything from clean water to contaminated flood water events. We also work to restore versus replace, meaning we have a broad selection of products and techniques that help us salvage whatever is possible. Some of the processes we use to streamline cleaning and keep restoration costs low include:

  • Dry or wet cleaning methods – We select wet cleaning to help with moderate to heavy soils, while dry cleaning is best for pre-cleaning or lighter residues.
  • Spray and wipe cleaning methods – This is a good option for contents that cannot go through rigorous cleaning and agitation.
  • Foam cleaning methods – Such a process is better for fabrics (like upholstery) that could shrink or bleed while getting cleaned.
  • Abrasive cleaning methods – Our team can remove residues from different surfaces using agitation.
  • Immersion cleaning methods – With the addition of cleaning agents, contents get submerged in a bath to loosen and remove residue.

Flood damage after a storm calls for careful cleaning while also keeping contamination in mind. Look to SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County when you want the job done right the first time. Call us 24/7 at (518) 885-2620 or request help online.

Clifton Park Water Damage Restoration—Call SERVPRO

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

ERP mobile app device What Increases the Chances of Quickly Re-opening Your Clifton Park Commercial Enterprise after a Water Loss? The Short Answer is SERVPRO's ERP Program

Emergency READY Profile for Your Clifton Park Recreational Center

Recreation centers have multiple uses and purposes for the entire community, making them heavily used by many Clifton Park residents nearly every night of the week throughout the year. Between community events, meetings, and venue space for wedding receptions and banquets, the center only requires minimal upkeep and maintenance between uses to keep its aesthetic appeal. When unforeseen events occur that have the building battling water losses, you do not have the time to shop around. 

 Preparing in advance for any water damage to your Clifton Park facility can help to keep this building safer if something does go wrong. Our SERVPRO team of professionals can help the property manager to establish something known to our organization as an Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP.) This information becomes an app accessible to designated employees that can help them to have the right numbers and contacts during an emergency.

This free service that we provide to area businesses and commercial properties has been designed to reduce losses from water and fire emergencies substantially. We can identify all routes into the building, where vital shutoff points are for the plumbing and other utilities, and the appropriate chain of command to ensure that work can begin as quickly as possible once our SERVPRO team is en route.

ERPs also designate our team as the responder to disasters where restoration is necessary. Our prompt response helps to get mitigation efforts started right away, even in the middle of the night. We understand how much revenue a recreation center can provide, so we can work quickly to dry out the damaged area and strive to have the project completed before another rental is set to arrive.

No matter what kind of damage exists after plumbing breaches or appliance failure in your rec center, we have the personnel and the premier equipment to address it head-on. You can count on our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that you need it at (518) 885-2620.

Clifton Park Flood Problems -- SERVPRO Has Suggestions and Remediations to Help

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

flooded basement dry, cuts on walls SERVPRO dries wet Clifton Park basements and minimizes flood cuts to the walls, then repairs, "Like it never even happened."

Preserving Structures After Flood Damage in Clifton Park

New York residents are no strangers to flooding, but did you know that 90% of natural disasters in the United States involve floods? Just one inch of water can cause as much as $20,000 in damages without fast-acting professional care. Floods can leave your home vulnerable to damage well after the water has been removed.

Suppose your home requires professional cleanup due to flood damage in your Clifton Park residence. In that case, the IICRC-accredited crew at SERVPRO can be at your home within hours to assess the situation and remove water. If your power is out, this team can bring power sources to clean and preserve your home in the event of a disaster. Whether you have standing water in your basement or soaked walls and ceilings, this team can restore your structures and ensure they are safe to live in once more.

Landscaping Tips to Minimize Flooding

A basement flood can damage flooring, ceilings, and walls and damage the foundation. However, you can help mitigate damages by diverting water away from your property with some smart landscaping choices. 

?   Grade your yard. Making sure the dirt on your property slopes away from the home without affecting sidewalks and other properties is key to minimizing flood damage.

?   Plant a rain garden. These gardens, planted in shallow depressions (swales), are great for collecting water from floods, storms, gutters, and downspouts. 

?   Add grass and native plants. Both can absorb water and facilitate storm drainage. Be careful not to cut the grass too short, or this can affect the roots' ability to absorb water. 

?    Install driveway drainage areas. Channel drains and pavers along your driveway are excellent, cost-effective ways to divert water into the street during floods. 

?   Use rain barrels. This eco-friendly solution is used at the bottom of downspouts to collect water. Rain barrels are an eco-friendly way to water your lawn and gardens on dry days while minimizing pollutant runoff into local waterways.

SERVPRO is Here to Help

SERVPRO technicians specialize in various techniques to preserve your home after a flood. After extracting water and disinfecting with EPA-registered antimicrobials, drying commences with carefully placed centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers. Structural materials respond exceptionally well to desiccant dehumidifiers, which pass moisture collected from air movers over a desiccant material like silica gel, replacing the humidity with warm and dry air.

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County can leave your home looking "Like it never even happened." When disaster strikes in your residence, you can call (518) 885-2620 for fast cleanup.

The Threats of Mold Damage to Clifton Park Homes

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

containment with poly sheeting and sign SERVPRO remediates mold damage in Clifton Park properties by safely erecting containment barriers to improve indoor air quality.

Why Should Clifton Park Homeowners Seek Mold Damage Remediation Quickly?

There are several layers of mold recovery and removal. In many cases, Clifton Park homeowners do not have the appropriate tools or experience to manage the needed aspects of post-mold recovery, such as:

  • Mold remediation
  • Water cleanup
  • Structure drying
  • Microbial inhibiting

The Rapid Spread of Mold

The driving force behind swift remediation of mold damage in Clifton Park homes is how many materials and contents could ultimately be ruined. Mold does not stop looking for the next hosting material to further the colony throughout the structure, so the longer you wait for professional remediation, the more areas could be harmed.

Uncomfortable Living Conditions

Having to contend with the presence of mold, even if it does not displace you from the house, can be overwhelming. Not only could mold cause health effects, but the spread of the organism continues to infringe on high-traffic living spaces.

Diagnosing Water Damages

If you have a mold threat in your house, chances are, something caused the conditions to be right to support this type of damage. The required dampness results from undiagnosed water damage or moisture penetrations outside the home in many cases. Professional remediators like ours arrive to remove active colonies and determine the source of moisture damage to make the appropriate repairs and avoid recurrences.

Improving Air Quality

Mold remediation completed by professionals is also more likely to address airborne contaminants and threats throughout the structure. HEPA filtration traps harmful microbes while hydroxyl machines and deodorizing equipment can work on overcoming the musty malodors produced by active colonization. Together, indoor air quality improves immensely, and the house is ready for a normal life again.

Mold is vastly underappreciated and, therefore, can be a formidable organism to remove if not addressed quickly. Microbial threats spread fast in a home through organic building materials and contents and find no shortages of hosts to spread the colony further. Our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team of remediation professionals is ready to help clean up the mess and remediate mold when you call (518) 885-2620.

How Professionals Remove Water From Office Buildings in Clifton Park

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

commercial Building Water loss events on upper floors affect office space beneath. SERVPRO can quickly remediate the damage.

Expertise in Handling Commercial Water Removal Saves Clifton Park Business Center

When everything is working smoothly, it is hard to believe anything can stop operations in a business center. In Clifton Park, a water loss incident brought everything to a standstill after a plumbing system failure in one of the washrooms on the upper floors of the building. Apart from flooding the businesses on the same floor, the leak also sent water through the wall cavities and elevator shaft, affecting lower floors.

Sufficient Extraction Power

Different dynamics determine the steps involved in commercial water removal, and the Clifton Park business center affected by the incident presents a couple of challenges. For example, most of the spilled water stagnated on the relatively level floors, requiring considerable extraction effort. Our truck-mounted water extractors and other high-capacity removal equipment came in handy, providing the necessary capacity to remove the water fast.

 Draining Water from Cavities

Intrusion into the walls and other cavities also left water in the HVAC duct lines and C-channel metal framing necessitating other water removal techniques apart from using extraction tools. Our SERVPRO technicians drilled small holes at the bottom of the walls to drain water trapped in the framing. For the ducts, wet vacuuming helped remove most of the water before draining.

Extraction from Different Floor Types

Our team is well versed with water removal from different floor types ranging from carpeted areas, hardwood floors, and tiles, which made it easier to deal with the different business units within the business center. Fitting the water extractors with squeegee wands for hard floors and carpet wands for the carpeted areas ensures optimal results. Scoping also helped because our SERVPRO technicians could identify aspects such as the pile density of carpets and the type of installation. Pile density lower than 30 ounces and direct gluing to the floor ease the extraction.

Commercial water loss can be challenging to handle. Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 to help find a viable solution to any aspect of the loss, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Provides Mold Damage Remediation to Residents of Halfmoon

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

a person pointing to the mold growing in the corner of a room Finding mold in your home or office can be cause for some alarm. Contact our mold damage remediation experts for effective services. Call us 24/7.

Do You Need a Mold Inspection and Mold Remediation in Halfmoon – Call SERVPRO

It is important to actively implement mold damage remediation in Halfmoon homes and businesses to control the spread of mold and minimize the damage to your contents and even structural components. With high humidity, warm conditions, and limited airflow, mold spores can germinate into a mold infestation in as little as 24 hours under the right conditions. Mold produces a strong, musty odor, and mold can cause health effects in many individuals.

SERVPRO can assist with mold damage remediation in Halfmoon. We focus on the elimination of the source of the moisture and containing the infestation to the immediate area. We use negative pressure solutions and plastic barriers to prevent mold spores from migrating to other areas of the home during mold cleanup activities.

Many states require mold infestations to be inspected and documented based on the size of the area affected. We can help you meet these requirements and provide advice regarding your particular situation. Serious mold infestations may have damaged structural elements and require controlled demolition to contain the mold and remove the structural elements affected. Everything is bagged, sealed, and appropriate disposal procedures are followed.

While consumers may be tempted to clean up the mold infestation, the infestation will return unless the area is properly cleaned and dried. Often the mold will penetrate porous materials such as particleboard and drywall further than the original infestation causing additional structural damage.

SERVPRO provides the following services to our customers:

  • Mold inspections and guidance regarding state legal requirements
  • Mold removal and controlled demolition if needed
  • Mold remediation and reconstruction as needed

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County in Halfmoon and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Need Fire Damage Cleanup in Clifton Park – Call SERVPRO

3/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO smoke damage sign Fire, smoke, and odor removal services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service for your property.

Can SERVPRO Remove Odors from Smoke Residues After Fire Damage in Clifton Park?

Homeowners are concerned about smoke odors after a fire in their Clifton Park home. The fire may have been confined to one room or area of the house and quickly brought under control before significant damage occurred. But the odor from the fire seems to be everywhere. It is in their clothes, carpets, fabrics, and anything they touch. Even the HVAC system seems to be blowing odor all over the house.

SERVPRO provides smoke residue removal, odor removal services and fire damage cleanup in Clifton park homes after a fire. Our teams cover all aspects of the cleanup after a fire, including removing odors from the fire. We also provide controlled demolition, restoration, and repair as needed.

Several steps are needed to clear odors from materials after a fire in a home. It helps to understand that smoke residue is distributed by the hot air currents from the fire and the HVAC system operating during the fire. Odors are distributed everywhere within the building.

Depending on the fire type, size, and how long it was burning before the fire was extinguished, SERVPRO employs the following solutions to eliminate odors from your home:

  • Removal of charred materials
  • Removal of visible residues from all surfaces using a combination of vacuuming, cleaning with water and detergents, or solvents to absorb smoke residues from porous and non-porous materials.
  • Application of ozone molecules to neutralize odor molecules to break them into less offensive materials.

In addition, our restoration activities often include repainting walls and ceilings; cleaning and washing carpets and furniture, which further removes any odor smell. Every surface in your home is cleaned after a fire to ensure no remaining evidence of the fire.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County in Clifton Park and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Does SERVPRO Provide Flood Damage Restoration in Halfmoon?

3/12/2022 (Permalink)

attic damage from a storm SERVPRO techs review the risk potential of flooding and damage to your property. Storm damage restoration is a job for us.

What Advice Can SERVPRO Provide to Halfmoon Residents to Avoid Flood Damage?

When floodwaters arrive after a storm in Halfmoon, there is not much time to prepare for the flood and protect your furniture, home, and belongings. Most people only have enough time to grab their pets and protect themselves. They know they will have to deal with a lot of damage afterwords. Many wonder what they could have done to protect their possessions and homes if they had more warning.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup, repair, and restoration services to Halfmoon residents after a storm brings floodwaters into their area. Depending on the amount of the damage, we respond with truck-mounted pumps, portable pumps, water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Our crew provides advice regarding those items that cannot be recovered and any structures that require controlled demolition to protect your family from mold and allow us to dry the home completely. We can also help with repair and reconstruction as needed.

While homeowners may not completely protect their homes from flooding, there are steps they can take to reduce the damage, especially to your contents. For example, consider the following:

  • Review the risk of potential flooding – are you in a flood plain
  • Inventory your home – many people make a video of everything in the house. They store the video off-premises or in the cloud.
  • Move documents, photographs, etc., to higher floors.
  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Ensure that landscaping slopes away from your home to prevent water pooling at the basement wall
  • Consider waterproofing your basement.
  • Elevate your furniture or move it to a higher floor
  • Your priority is your family’s safety.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County in Halfmoon and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.