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Fire Damage Inspections for Clifton Park Shops

7/7/2022 (Permalink)

 smoke and fire Don’t let your property be a victim of fire damage, SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is only a call away.

Estimating the Work Needed After Fire Damage

Inspections and estimations make up an essential first step for our SERVPRO team. After a fire, these processes help expedite the damage claim process to get your doors open again quickly.

What In the Shop is Ruined?

The inspection of fire damage in Clifton Park shops focuses on several areas:

  • Wares – We determine the damage to the inventory and provide claims service.

  • Structure – Learning the scope of structural degradation and needed repairs focuses our emergency services. 

  • Electronics – The shop features several electronic components, from registers to cameras. We assess possible damage risks and protect items with plastic sheeting.

Identifying Washable Surfaces

One of the focal points of an inspection process is what surfaces and contents can be cleaned. Specifically, SERVPRO must identify washable materials. While contents or building materials could be restored, water-based cleaners and strategies might damage certain structures permanently.

What Are the Needed Repairs? 

Having a general contractor license means we can help with needed repairs and building as soon as the team arrives. From controlled demolition to replacing portions of the roof or the shop’s exterior to secure against more significant harm, we have the license and experience to help.

Helping Secure Your Damage Claim 

Insurance companies do not often make the claims process easy and can require documentation of the damage and photographic evidence of losses to get approvals. Our SERVPRO professionals work directly with the major and local insurance providers in Saratoga County to minimize your wait time to start mitigative processes.

Shops with fire damage effects must secure restoration professionals as soon as possible. Our prompt arrival can get the needed inspection and estimation processes underway to ensure mitigation and restoration are covered by your insurance provider with an approved damage claim. Give our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team a call today at (518) 885-2620. 

Need for Rapid Water Removal in Clifton Park Commercial Premises

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

Broken Pipe For fast and efficient service call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620.

Water Damage Cleanup in Clifton Park Premises

Whether clothing stores, apartment buildings, hotels, or even banks, commercial premises may be affected by water damage for many different reasons. Common causes of water damage may include damaged pipes, roof leaks, and problems with the HVAC system. In case of such an unexpected event, SERVPRO provides emergency water removal services to help keep your business safe and running.



Contacting a professional water removal service in Clifton Park immediately after the incident ensures a quick and safe recovery since it uses proper equipment and techniques. It is not just extracting the water on the floors but dealing with the moisture created by the incident, which could later lead to long-term damage within the facility. By contacting SERVPRO sooner, we have a higher chance to:

  • Minimize operational downtime
  • Prevent microbial growth
  • Limit permanent damage to the structure
  • Restore contents



How to Handle Commercial Water Damage Removal

Turning off the power, shutting off the source of leaks, and covering office equipment that could be impacted are some of the safety steps our technicians initiate upon arrival. After these steps, we extract the water and remove wet items before starting the cleanup procedures. 

Surprisingly, many water cleanup companies are not equipped to remove several feet of water. SERVPRO technicians come equipped with truck-mounted extraction units, portable pumps, and submersible pumps that can handle the amount of water extraction for your specific situation. Portable extractors allow access to restricted areas and are ideal in commercial places. If carpeting is deemed salvageable, we use a light wand to try to extract more water. 

Other steps to resolve water damage:

  • Drying
  • Humidity control
  • Deodorization

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County professionals helps deal with commercial water removal. Call us at (518) 885-2620 to have an emergency water mitigation team dispatched to your location. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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.

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.

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."

If Keeping Your Clifton Park Business Open Is Important, Calling SERVPRO for Water Removal and Drying Is Best

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Effective Commercial Water Removal and Drying Services with SERVPRO Is What Clifton Park Business Owners Can Count On

Fast mitigation of any water emergency is best, especially when it comes to your Clifton Park Business. We know how fast your commercial space can become overwhelmed with even the slightest water incident. Therefore, SERVPRO offers a rapid response for water removal services and thorough drying so that you can either stay open or reopen quickly to avoid a costly shutdown.

With our commercial water removal and drying in Clifton Park, we have mitigation strategies that allow you to keep your doors open. This is true even during water damage remediation when given the right circumstances. Our team will:

  • Develop containment strategies to keep water from migrating and moisture from impacting other areas of your business
  • Perform fast, efficient water removal services using pumps, extractors, and specialty tools
  • Flood restoration, including contamination control to ensure safety for you, your staff, and patrons
  • Content relocation, as needed, to move furniture and contents off-site for drying or safekeeping during restoration

Never Leave Commercial Water Damage to Chance

Even if you have a regular cleaning crew or staff that can try to tackle standing water, you risk leaving behind moisture that can lead to mold, mildew, and secondary damage. SERVPRO arrives to remove standing water while following the migration path to locate any areas that need attention. We also bring moisture detection devices and have the Injectidry system to execute drying in the most challenging spaces.

Before we finish with our water removal and drying, we ensure relative humidity (RH) gets restored within your commercial space. Our team then cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes all surfaces to leave your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

With one phone call to (518) 885-2620, SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County will mobilize our Green Fleet to your business to begin water removal and drying. Call us today!

What Processes Can Remove Smoke and Fire Odors from Halfmoon Restaurants?

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

open flames SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire damage restoration, no matter the size.

Efficient Smoke odor Removal Can Help Halfmoon Business Open Up Again Quickly. 

There is a considerable percentage of businesses that never reopen after substantial threats like fire damages. To help restaurants get back to their normal operations as soon as possible, we have efficient cleaning and mitigation solutions. Often the final obstacle for fire restoration is removing smoke odors from the premises.

Locating the Source of the Harsh Odors 

Depending on the severity of fire damage in Halfmoon restaurants and businesses, the source and catalyst of harsh odors might not be fully apparent. Fire debris and charred remnants of burned contents and building materials are often factors in odor spread and severity. Fire debris removal can help reduce this damage.   

Deodorization Practices that Can Neutralize Malodors 

Removing active harsh odors often focuses on the neutralizing properties of various products and equipment in our recovery inventory. Even kitchen flare-ups require some degree of odor elimination to make the workspace comfortably habitable again. Some of these options include:

  • Fogging
  • Air Scrubbers
  • Ozone Machines
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Odor Counteractant Beads
  • Exhaust System Cleaning

Sealing Trapped Smells in Drywall 

Among the final steps that our team can attempt to overcome post-fire smoke odors is sealing primers. Even when reconstruction and build-back are not necessary, repainting wall surfaces can improve the restaurant's look after fire cleanup. Odor-sealing primers as a base for this repainting help prevent trapped smells in porous drywall from resurfacing later. 

Harsh odors can threaten area restaurants, making it critical for professionals like ours to find ways to clean, deodorize, and restore this damage to return the structure to normal. Deodorization and cleanup feature several steps and stages, so our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team must begin this work as soon as possible. Give us a call today at (518) 885-2620. 

How Can SERVPRO Remove Water from Clifton Park Offices?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Outside corner view of multi-story office building Did your business suffer a water loss incident? Our SERVPRO team is ready for complete water restoration.

Water Cleanup Involves Eliminating Standing Water and Drying Affected Surfaces in Clifton Park Properties 

There are many causes and catalysts of water damage incidents for Clifton Park office buildings and other commercial properties. With significant loss incidents, you need a team that can respond quickly with the correct extraction, drying, and cleaning tools. We can establish temporary power and protect the contents of the property before irreparable harm can occur. With 24/7 availability, we can show that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

How Can SERVPRO Clear Standing Water Concerns? 

Water cleanup for Clifton Park office buildings begins with addressing the standing water concerns where present. Pooling in any capacity can be destructive to exposed structural elements and promote secondary damage effects like mold and microbial development. Depending on the kind of damage and the affected spaces within the commercial property, there are multiple solutions for removing standing water and trapped moisture when identified. Wet vacuuming is among the most common and universal removal options, though pumping can also help when the damage exceeds several inches in depth. 

What Processes Dry Impacted Building Materials? 

Drying materials with trapped water, such as carpets or drywall, require a combination of effective evaporative tools. With an industry-leading inventory of restoration equipment, we can efficiently manage situations where fast drying solutions are paramount. While there are multiple models and types of these devices, three of the most critical elements of the drying process include:

  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Portable electric heaters

There are multiple priorities for responding technicians when areas of an office building have become threatened by rapidly developing water damage effects. Our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team provides a full-service approach from content relocation and inspections to extraction and drying. Give us a call at (518) 885-2620.

Can SERVPRO Clean Oily Soot after Fire Damage in Clifton Park?

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Leaves Smoke Residues in Commercial Buildings in Clifton Park

Commercial buildings with fire damage in Clifton Park contain a large variety of products, raw materials, and chemicals that produce various smoke residues when they are involved in a fire. The fire damage can be significant, and the damage from the fire retardants used by the fire department can also cause a great deal of damage. Every fire produces large amounts of smoke residue, which settles on everything and is dispersed throughout the building, carried by HVAC systems to areas untouched by the fire.

SERVPRO can be onsite within four hours from your call, providing emergency board-up and roof tarp service if needed. Our fire damage assessment and inspection takes into account the damage from the fire, the damage from fire retardants, and the exposure to smoke residues, as well as your commercial business needs. We prepare and execute a plan to clean, repair and restore your commercial premises.

Many items can be cleaned and restored. For example, we use detergents to clean oily residues contaminating your contents, walls, and floors. The detergent pulls the oily residue away from the surface of items being cleaned. The cleaning solution is rinsed, and the emulsified soils are removed.

SERVPRO provides commercial fire damage services, including

  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup
  • Smoke damage removal
  • Fire restoration

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

Business Owners Can Close Down the Doors During Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Clifton Park

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Strives to Keep Your Clifton Park Business Functional during Fire and Smoke Cleanup

After the fire department has dealt with the damaging flames, the secondary damages of fire in your business begin. The traces of smoke and soot can discolor your walls, as well as porous surfaces such as carpets and furniture. Getting in touch with a reputable restoration company like SERVPRO as soon as possible can help mitigate the damage and return your property to its preloss condition.

What are the precautions to take after a fire?

Commercial fire damage in your Clifton Park business can severely affect your inventory and the structure. You should, however, put things in motion after the unfortunate event and assist in the reconstruction process. You may help prevent another incident from worsening and causing further harm. Following the incident, it is essential to take the following precautions

  • Call your insurance provider immediately
  • Avoid going into contact with affected surfaces
  • Keep your documents secure

SERVPRO technicians clean any type of surface, even those that can be damaged by moisture, such as inventory and furniture. To clean the smoke residues, SERVPRO technicians can use a deep sponge and shampoo super concentrate. They can clean your furniture effectively and the technique decreases the likelihood of moisture accumulating on the surface.

Even small fires can cause insignificant damage if not handled professionally. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for professional restoration at a friendly cost. Talk to us today at (518) 885-2620. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why do Halfmoon Business Owners Call SERVPRO at First Sight of Mold Damage?

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

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Halfmoon Entrepreneurs can Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation

Ignoring early indications of mold damage to your Halfmoon property can have serious consequences. Not only can mold spread rapidly, but it can also cause health effects to people working on the premises. You need immediate professional help to deal with such a situation. SERVPRO technicians that arrive at your Halfmoon work place have expertise in mold inspection and mold removal from commercial properties. 

SERVPRO mold specialists take great care while mitigating mold damage in your Halfmoon commercial space to reduce any chance of spreading airborne spores. 

How SERVPRO Mold Specialists Carry Out Mold Remediation at Your Halfmoon Commercial Property? 

Mold remediation is a multi-step process requiring technical expertise and experience. 

  • The first step in mold removal is to set up a containment around the affected area of your property. The materials that are beyond restoration are disposed of according to regulatory guidelines. 
  • Technicians scope for any additional mold damage at your Halfmoon property by looking for signs of water damage using moisture sensing devices such as thermal cameras and moisture meters.
  • In the next step, the SERVPRO professionals focus on reducing the moisture content to dry the existing mold and prep it for the removal process. 
  • We use HEPA vacuuming for mold removal from dry surfaces. Our mold specialists clean semi-porous materials by sanding, damp wiping, wire brushing, or other abrasive methods. The settled spores are removed by HEPA vacuuming as well. 

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 for round-the-clock assistance. 

Why Are Mold Infestations Continuing To Occur?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO appliance in someones house Facing a mold infestation? Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 for mold damage remediation services.

SERVPRO can Help Control Mold Damage in Clifton Park

Mold spores occur naturally everywhere in our environment. They need the right conditions to multiply and become an infestation. An organic food source, warm and damp conditions provide an ideal climate.

Our SERVPRO Clifton Park mold damage remediation team can provide solutions to your mold infestation. We focus on removing the mold and any materials that are infested or damaged from long-term infestations. We disinfect and clean all of the contents, walls, and surfaces.

Our team also assists our customers with mold prevention. Once the area has been cleaned and returned to its original state, we prepare appropriate recommendations to avoid future infestations. For example:

  • Inspect the affected area for potential sources of mold
  • Check for water and moisture sources
  • Evaluate airflow in affected areas

Our commercial customers appreciate these extra steps. Avoiding future mold infestations reduces the impact on employee and customer health and potential downtime while from damage.

Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for commercial mold damage service to Clifton Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site Virtual Tour

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site Join us on a virtual tour of the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

Clifton Park Residents Exploring Multiple Perspectives

One of the upsides of everything that has been happening is enjoying virtual tours and activities. You can now take advantage of a virtual tour of the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site via a Zoom meeting. The tour takes place Monday, November 16, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Highlights of the tour include:

  • Starts at the 1917 Visitor Center
  • Learn the story of six people who, in the 18th century Schuyler’s home either:
    • Lived there
    • Held a position
    • Visited the home
  • Highlight unique approaches to history

Admission is free, and you have to pre-register. Closed caption or ASL interpretation available on request. It is a fantastic look into the history of a local landmark. Learn what life was like through the lives of those who were impacted by the home.

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County provides commercial mold remediation to Clifton Park businesses. For any fire, flood, or water mitigation services, call SERVPRO at (518) 885-2620.

What Clifton Park Firms are Large Enough to Handle Water Restoration in a Commercial Property?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

flooded warehouse with boxes and items floating everywhere Removing water from your business property is a job for the professionals. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

SERVPRO Has a Roster of Commercial Water Damage Technicians Ready to Restore your Clifton Park Business Premises.

How do professionals correct a moisture problem?

Moisture problems in your Clifton Park business can creep up over time and cause odors or discoloration in the property. Many parts of your business may respond poorly to moisture exposure either through condensation or direct liquid contact. To minimize the potential for content losses or other more considerable reconstruction works, it is essential to use a professional service. SERVPRO is a nationally-resourced restoration company that can help correct a moisture issue in your business and mitigate future losses. We work efficiently with property managers to ensure a positive solution to your water problem. 

How do technicians dry a property?

  • Controlling temperature and using heat to provide ideal fast-drying conditions in a commercial property.
  • Correcting humidity issues and leveraging drier air for faster-evaporation as well as avoiding potential condensation problems.
  • Using air circulation to remove vapor barriers and allow surfaces and floors to dry as quickly as possible. 

Is energy usage high for commercial property drying?

One of the difficulties of working at commercial water damage loss sites in Clifton Park can be generating enough power to operate industrial equipment. The more cubic feet of air in the property, the more powerful equipment must be to dry the area efficiently. Rather than using multiple kits, SERVPRO technicians can use a direct expansion (DX) unit to control humidity, temperature, and airflow within a property from one centralized machine. This equipment can range from one to sixty tons, which allows us to be confident of restoring any size of a commercial property quickly. 

Can powerful drying equipment short-circuit the main fuse box?

  • Using power distribution boxes can help offset the voltage of circuitry in property and convert fuses to the necessary level.
  • Power distribution boxes can also prevent surges, which could lead to equipment shutting down temporarily.
  • Electrical and industrial power generators can power large DX units if there is a limited supply at your commercial property.

To ensure your business gets the attention it needs, you may need industrial equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 for assistance.

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Is Professional Water Cleaning Necessary for Your Clifton Park Hotel?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in property Substantial water damages can occur without warning, so our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team is ready to help when you need it.

After years of use, elements like the connection of your toilet supply to the tank can become damaged in your Clifton Park hotel units.

While you always work to provide the best for the guests staying in your Clifton Park hotel, you also must balance unnecessary expenditures with preventative measures. In some situations, the need for preventative care goes unnoticed, leaving rooms vulnerable to damages like clean water flooding from broken supply lines to the bathroom toilet. Until the situation gets noticed by a guest or hotel staff, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water could pour onto the floor.

Water cleanup for Clifton Park businesses like yours is vital because several steps are necessary to return individual units in your accommodation back to preloss condition. One of the priorities in this situation is resolving the water concerns by repairing the damaged fixture and stopping clean water flow onto the bathroom floor. To remove standing water and begin drying up the damage, several steps must start immediately:

    •    Extraction – Water removal in commercial settings must be a priority to prevent neighboring rooms from also becoming damaged by the spread of the water. This can happen through wall systems and flooring outside of the bathroom. High-pressure pumps and wet vacuums are ideal for upper floor extractions.
    •    Surface Water – Submersible pumps are only ideal for removing a certain amount of water, and the rest must get removed with vacuums and squeegee wands.
    •    Water Inspection – Thermal imagery and hygrometers can show if underlying materials have become damaged by standing water to direct drying.
    •    Drying – Air movers and dehumidifiers are the centerpieces of efficient drying, even in tiled hotel bathrooms.

Do Certain Materials Require Removal?
Depending on the exposure levels and the time that materials stay saturated, controlled demolition might be inevitable. These evaluations occur by our professionals during job scoping.

Substantial water damages can occur without warning, so our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team is ready to help when you need it. Give us a call at (518) 885-2620.

What Should I Do If My Walls in My Office Get Burnt After My Furnace Malfunctions?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Fire damage in your office? SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

For Commercial Fire Damage Mitigation After a Fire Starts Inside Your Business' Office in Clifton Park Call SERVPRO.

Any appliance inside your Clifton Park office that contains a heat source could break down and become the source of a structural blaze. Once flames start, they can start consuming your contents and structural components, making up your office as fuel until they get extinguished.

What happens if my drywall gets burnt?

During commercial fire damage mitigation in Clifton Park, our SERVPRO technicians inspect your entire office for possible issues. Smoke created during a structural blaze can travel throughout your building to rooms far away from the source. If sections of your office's drywall got severely charred, then we can remove and replace parts of it. Since most offices are constructed with metal framing, the studs can withstand heat, but they could still get affected by soot residues and become a source for foul odors.

How can you remove soot residues from my office's metal studs and framing?

Remove Sections of Drywall to Inspect Framing: We can remove all burnt sections of drywall and other parts of it to see if there is a presence of soot residues inside your walls.

Clean and Remove Soot Residues: Before using any products to clean your metal framing, we can remove the excess soot by using dry cleaning methods such as feather dusting, wiping with a rag, or vacuuming with a vacuum equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Next, we can then use a general surface and wall cleaner product and a rag to wipe off your affected metal framework.

Seal Affected Framework: After we clean all of the metal framings that make up your office's wall, we can then apply a specialized sealant paint to the affected areas. The sealant traps in and neutralizes any particles that could still be causing foul aromas to exist inside your office.

If an appliance ever fails and starts a fire inside your office, call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 24/7.

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Who to Call to Cleanup the Fire Damage in My Clifton Park Office Building?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property If your property needs fire damage remediation, do not wait to get help.

SERVPRO of Clifton Park Can Provide Your Property With Fire Damage Mitigation Services

Upgrading your Clifton Park business to an office building is a fantastic accomplishment; however, that achievement can make potential fire damage feel crushing. Working hard to get your small business rolling only to lose potential revenue due to a fire is hard. Fortunately, professional remediation services can help you swiftly get your business back on its feet.

Picture a scene where a small blaze in your Clifton Park office building caused a lot of fire damage. You may be imagining soot, scorch marks, and ashes, but that is not the only form of damage that can come from fire. Smoke damage is incredibly dangerous for electronics. Furthermore, your fire suppression system uses a fine powder to smother flames and can leave behind quite the mess.

How Can SERVPRO Help Me?

Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to making the remediation as smooth as possible for you. We want you to feel like all of your needs are being met. Besides remediating your property, we can:
    •    Come to your property no matter what time or day that you need us
    •    Help you pack up your computers and other electronics so experts can inspect them
    •    Help you get an insurance claim going with your adjuster

We want to help you feel good about the remediation of your property. Our ultimate goal is to get your office open again as fast as possible.

What Can SERVPRO Techs Do to Remediate My Office Building?

Our technicians use advanced equipment for every job they do. We can:
    •    Use vacuums to remove the suppression powder
    •    Remove soot stains with housemade cleaning agents
    •    Set up technology designed to suppress odors, such as hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers

Our goal is to get your office functional, so your employees can resume their work, and your company can run as it did before.

If your property needs fire damage remediation, do not wait to get help. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County by phoning (518) 885-2620. No matter the time of day, we're here for you.

I Need Water Removal, How Fast Can You Get Here?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Available 24/7 for Commercial Water Removal, and a Crew Arrives at Your Clifton Park Business in Four Hours or Less

The sudden influx of water throughout your office space poses quite a challenge, even if you have a reliable maintenance staff on-hand. SERVPRO is there to make sure that you get the prompt water removal that you need to restore your commercial space to the preloss condition. We work quickly to ensure your staff and anyone coming and going is protected from the potential of injury to slip and fall or hazards from possible microbial growth.

What Safety Issues Should I Be Concerned About?

If you had a pipe burst over the weekend or another incident sent gallons of water throughout the office, fast and efficient commercial water removal in Clifton Park is the best way to get everything back to normal. Some of the potential safety concerns you may have to address includes:

  •   Electrical and structural hazards
  •   Possible fixture issues
  •   Slip and fall injuries
  •   Breakdown of hazardous structural materials
  •   Biohazards like mold and infectious waste
  •   Stored supplies causing chemical contamination
  •   Water that migrates and pools in confined space

To mitigate these possible safety concerns, we start by assessing the water loss. Our high-powered extraction tools and pumps allow us to bring up hundreds to thousands of gallons of water quickly. Our skilled technicians have a trained eye for locating bulging walls or sagging ceilings where water may have collected. In these instances, we put weep holes in place to release the fluid to discourage collapse.

We are the experts that you need on your side when it comes to commercial water removal and the cleaning necessary to disinfect your interior thoroughly. Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County today at (518) 885-2620 so that we can send a team out as quickly as possible. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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Water Damage In Your Clifton Park Commercial Space

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is available whenever you need assistance with commercial water damage.

We Can Help Limit Loss from Water Damage in Your Clifton Park Commercial Space

For commercial water damage restoration to be a success, it is best to act immediately. Hiring experts ensure that all areas with excessive moisture are addressed to limit the amount of loss. Once you call SERVPRO to your commercial space, we determine the types of extraction methods necessary, calculate how much equipment to have on-site, and estimate how long the project will take.

Even if you feel that you have enough staff on hand to help with commercial water damage in Clifton Park, SERVPRO technicians have training and skills that help us to facilitate fast cleanup. We come to each job fully prepared with trucks loaded with the right equipment to help remove water, ensure everything is dried, and work on disinfecting the space to inhibit mold growth. Our team understands how many gallons per hour we can remove from your commercial space with our equipment, and we put a solid plan in place to execute each step with precision.

Detailed Planning
Even if we determine the amount of standing water that is present within your building, there is more to the water removal story. Water often soaks into both semi-porous and porous materials through your property, so we take hidden areas into consideration as we work. SERVPRO has skilled technicians that estimate the overall surface area of saturated materials so that we put the right amount of air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers in place. Our calculations also allow us the ability to determine what size dehumidifiers are needed and where they should be placed for optimum drying times.

With any water loss situation, time is of the essence. We get to your commercial space and work quickly to lessen damage but also to keep secondary problems from taking hold. Mold starts developing in as little as 48 hours, so our team works to bring moisture levels down throughout your commercial space. In some instances, equipment like centrifugal air movers helps to bring about higher static pressure that speeds up the drying process.

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is available whenever you need assistance with commercial water damage. All you have to do is get in touch with us by calling (518) 885-2620, and we send a skilled team out as soon as possible to get to work on an assessment.

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We Get You Back In Business In Clifton Park After Fire

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Shelves in our warehouse housing our restoration equipment We are ready to assist you when the next fire disaster strikes. We are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, so call us right away.

Cleaning Up Your Clifton Park Church After a Reception Hall Fire

Cleaning up after a fire loss in your Clifton Park church can require multiple restorative processes. Because fires can originate in different areas of your structure, identifying the full measure of the damage is where recovery efforts begin. Our project manager can walk through the site with our customers when possible to gain perspective on what is most important for the congregation of the church moving forward.

While these disasters can originate anywhere on the property, the reception hall can often be the origin point of fire damage to Clifton Park churches. This larger gathering area has a kitchen section where stoves can get left on and catch pots and pans on fire, but this prep area might also feature outlets and respective circuits at their limitations. Because many receptions and family gatherings using this hall of your church demand power through music equipment, the PA system, and several heating pads or slow cookers, overloading outlets can happen without excessive use.

When fires originate from overloaded outlets, it is a problem that can escalate quickly, In many situations, the fire itself starts within the walls, allowing it to take a real hold on nearby construction materials like drywall and framework in the brief time before others can recognize a threat. Even with suppression systems like sprinklers, controlled demolition, debris removal, and other mitigation tasks must occur to make the reception hall usable again.

Sealing off the fire damaged area of your church can help migrating threats like harsh odors and soot from reaching more challenging areas to clean and recover like the sanctuary. Linoleum flooring can deal with substantial soot residues that can get cleaned with chemical agents and wiping or foam cleaning approaches. In addition to removing harmful soot residues through this direct cleaning path, we can protect the installed flooring and reduce odors as well.

With plastic barriers preventing access and cross-contamination, we can maximize our efforts in this work zone. Machines like hydroxyl generators or ozone machines can run when the church is empty to begin neutralizing smoke odors and filtering out debris and contaminants during controlled demolition and eventual build back by our licensed commercial contractors.

A fire can start in different areas and for different reasons. However, a fast and confident response can help to reduce property damage and expedite recovery and restoration for your church. We know how important it can be to have the full use of your building, so we can work efficiently to get things back to normal. Give our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team a call anytime at (518) 885-2620.

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How Professionals Remove Water From Office Buildings in Clifton Park

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Outside of multi-story office 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 in 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."

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How to Prepare your Business for Inclement Weather

2/22/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen any time of year, in upstate New York in the winter it can be somewhat unpredictable. All of that snow and rain and fluctuating temperatures can be devastating to a commercial building, causing damage that can take a significant amount of time and expense to repair. We share here several tips for you to help you prepare your Saratoga Springs business for our winter season and any possible flooding; preventive measures will reduce the amount of flood damage your business sustains and the time it can take to bring your operations back to normal.

  • GUTTERS: Well-maintained gutter systems do a great job diverting water to proper drainage areas. If your gutters are clogged with dead leaves and debris, rainwater can overflow and saturate the ground around the foundations causing damage there while backed-up water can spill into wall structures. A regular cleaning schedule for your gutters is a good idea. Remember: mold spores begin to grow rapidly if left alone in just 24-48 hours!
  • STORM DRAINS: The storm drains on your commercial property need to be maintained properly at all times, but most especially this time of year. Storm drains are in place to move excess water away from buildings and parking areas. Your local government is usually responsible for this, but keeping an eye on them around your property will allow you to be able to report a problem right away and to be ready for storm waters.
  • RESPONSE PLAN: Have a plan ready for your employees before inclement weather hits. In the event of flooding, make sure you have a system in place to communicate to everyone as to their safety, and whether to come into work or not. Your staff should not brave driving through flood waters! Listening to weather updates is a good idea, and you’ll want to make sure you keep an in-case-of-emergency kit on site.

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is always standing ready to help if your business does sustain storm damage. Call us with any concerns at 518-885-2620

What Can SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County do for you?

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Are you a factory owner whose inspection is coming up after damage to your workplace? Or maybe your office is overdue for a professional cleaning, or maybe you are a restaurant owner looking for a carpet cleaning? SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County can help in all of these situations!

You have probably seen our SERVPRO trucks throughout the Saratoga Community. That's because we are the premier residential and commercial cleaning and restoration service. We specialize in the following residential and commercial services:

  • building services
  • cleaning services
  • fire damage restoration
  • mold remediation
  • storm damage restoration
  • water damage restoration
  • vandalism and harmful waste cleanup

While many of you know us for our disaster clean-ups and damage restoration, we excel at far more. We have experience cleaning:

  • apartment buildings
  • churches
  • government/military
  • high-rise residential
  • hotel/motels
  • large office/high-rise office buildings
  • large retail/big-box stores
  • manufacturing/industrial
  • restaurants
  • small office buildings  
  • small retail stores

We also provide the best in commercial cleaning for your Saratoga area business.  You can trust SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

Our other professional cleaning services include the following:

  • air Ducts and HVAC
  • bio-hazard and sewage
  • carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • ceilings, walls, and hard floors
  • drapes and blinds
  • odor removal and deodorization
  • trauma and crime scene cleanup
  • vandalism

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is faster to any size disaster in the Saratoga community area because we are locally owned and operated. If you need us anytime, contact us because we have 24-hour/7 days a week emergency service.

Our highly-trained and certified technicians are specialists in using technologically advanced products. We use OSHA-approved cleaning agents, and innovative techniques to restore your home or business to a preloss condition.

You can trust SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County to keep your property’s appearance safe and healthy for your family, staff, and clients. Do you need help with your insurance claims, we provide a stress-free claims process by helping to manage the insurance paperwork process. Call us today at 518-885-2620

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

When you need Emergency Services at your Commercial Business call our highly trained professionals

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County Professionals offer 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 518-885-2620

About SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Prepare your Business for Winter Weather

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Tips for Preparing Your Business  for Winter Weather

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches.  Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice, and snow can cause  branches to fall, which could cause  damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas.  Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County today at 518-885-2620 about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

Time is Precious!

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Time is Precious Commodity

When you need it done right and done fast call on SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for all of your Commercial Restoration needs.  We provide quality services with rapid response. 

Can't figure out how to get the job done?  Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for all of your Emergency needs, when you experience a fire, water, or mold damage in your facility you need rapid response and expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible.  Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.

We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, if you experience damage, contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County today at 518-885-2620.

Is your business ready for disaster?

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research.  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.  Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.  And Knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event that your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

By Developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Advantages of The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

  • There is a no cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise profile document that contains only critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration Provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for Authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority contact information.

When disaster Strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready!  SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is committed to providing quality services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs.