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Why Are Pack-Outs Necessary After Fire Damage in Your Pearl River Home?

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire damage restoration. Pre-loss condition is our goal.

SERVPRO Helps Move Out Contents to Create Room or Safeguard Vulnerable Items

After a fire at your Pearl River residence, you should consider pack-outs since they can help in your efforts to restore preloss conditions in many ways. For instance, you can create the necessary room to perform restoration tasks. Alternatively, moving items can help safeguard them.

One of the main tasks necessary during fire damage restoration of Pearl River homes is removing sooty residues that accumulate all over interior surfaces. Another common task is drying moisture that accumulates in different structural materials during efforts to quell the fire. Reaching the different areas where sooty residues or moisture accumulates can be a challenge with contents such as furniture or appliances in place. One advantage of involving SERVPRO in the restoration process is the ease at which our technicians move contents.

Various factors can help determine the ease of movement, including:

  • The relocation area
  • The availability of equipment to help manipulate contents
  • How the movement process is planned

SERVPRO has most of the resources needed to complete the pack out but also liaises with independent contractors who can help facilitate some aspects of the move out if deemed necessary. 

Having the right resources to perform the pack out is essential for the safety of the contents. The items you want to save through a move-out might end up damaged if the process is not done right. SERVPRO takes various precautions, including pre-cleaning and drying contents before packing them. Grouping related items and using high-quality wrapping materials or packing boxes.

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County can help secure your valuables after fire damage by moving them away from the damaged property. Call us at (845) 400-4888. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does Professional Flood Damage Mitigation Help Suffern Homeowners With Insurance Claims?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Here To Help Storm and flood damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call for fast and immediate service.

SERVPRO Can Help Document the Loss Better and Also Works Closely With Insurance Adjusters

Property damage from flooding is distressing, and logistical nightmares can characterize the restoration process. Hiring a professional restorer is one way to smooth out any obstacles. Apart from helping restore preloss conditions at your Suffern home, professional assistance can also help you with the insurance claim.

Filing an insurance claim after flood damage affects your Suffern home may present its own set of challenges. SERVPRO works to help you meet the expectations of your insurer since we have considerable experience dealing with similar incidents.  

Insurance companies require homeowners to do various things, including:

  • Reporting the incident as early as possible 
  • Documenting the loss clearly
  • Protecting the property from further loss after the initial damage
  • Saving any salvageable materials or items

It might be harder to meet all the expectations when working independently since you also have to deal with the emotional turmoil after a property disaster. When you call SERVPRO, our support staff inform you of any action that you need to take, including contacting your insurance provider immediately. When we arrive at your property, we start documenting the loss immediately by taking photos and videos inside and outside the structure. 

Protecting the structure helps you meet the expectations of your insurer and reduces the restoration cost you have to incur. Our SERVPRO technicians take different actions to protect your structure, including installing roof tarps and boarding up openings such as doors, windows, or any other opening. Roof tarps and board-ups help prevent further intrusion of weather elements into the house and keep out vandals or small animals.

Other helpful actions the professional can take include:

  •   Spraying registered disinfectants in the affected areas to control contamination
  •   Checking for electrical hazards
  •   Starting moisture management processes early to prevent content deterioration


SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County handles every aspect of flood damage professionally. Call us at (845) 400-4888. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Is Professional Help Necessary in Cleaning Fabrics During Fire Damage Restoration of Suffern Homes?

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

open flames Fabrics and materials damaged by a fire are no DIY project. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every fire damage restoration job.

SERVPRO Takes Care of Challenging Cleaning Tasks Restoring Fabric Items To preloss State

Most fabrics readily combust when exposed to heat and flames, resulting in total damage. However, since flames might not reach every section of your home before the incident is contained, partial damage such as soiling is also possible. Fire damage restoration is possible in such cases, albeit with some challenges. 

Although you might be used to cleaning various fabrics in your Suffern home, fire damage restoration cleaning in Suffern may be challenging to execute on the same materials. The difficulties may arise because of the type of fabric or what it is attached to. The types of soils also matter since fire produces a wide range of residues, including greasy ones. SERVPRO starts by evaluating your property, locating the fabrics, and establishing the best way to perform the restoration.

The fabrics that need restoration in a house include:

  • Beddings
  • Wallcoverings
  • Furniture covers
  • Carpets 

Using different approaches is crucial for the best outcomes when cleaning fabrics. The first step is removing dry soils, which comprise over 70% of the soils in the fabrics. Using dry removal methods such as vacuuming or dry cleaning sponge is essential since dry soils are easily removed when dry. Using dry cleaning sponges is more effective for fire-damaged fabrics compared to vacuums.

Wet cleaning is also essential when dealing with fabrics. Our SERVPRO technicians improve efficiency by manipulating the elements of cleaning to combat different aspects of the soiling.

The main elements of cleaning are:

By boosting any of the elements, our technicians can improve the outcome. For instance, heating the cleaning solution removes certain soils faster. Better agitation and the use of superior chemical agents also help.

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County takes care of all fire damage restoration tasks. Call us at (845) 400-4888. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Restoration for Suffern Businesses When You Need It

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO at Blue Hill Commercial water damage restoration is a service for SERVPRO. Call now for the help your business needs.

Small Water Damage Incidents in Suffern Offices Can Often Wait For After-Hours Water Restoration. 

While nearly all water damage events should get addressed and restored by competent professionals like our SERVPRO team, some lack the urgency of mitigation that could shut down the business to begin restoration and recovery. By coordinating with property management, we can find the off hours for water cleanup. 

Containment Solutions to Prevent Cross-Contamination

One of the immediate steps necessary in water restoration for Suffern offices is to contain the damage as efficiently as possible. Physical barriers sectioning off the work area can reduce or fully eliminate foot traffic and the potential cross-contamination that comes with it. 

Water Removal and Cleanup

One of the advantages to the construction of most modern office buildings is the concrete subflooring and thin carpet layers. Without padding and plush carpeting, flooring in the office only has a thin layer of material to absorb standing water. The rest can get readily removed with extraction devices and pumps. This glue-down carpeting is also easier to replace and reinstall should the need arise. 

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs? 

The need for repairs and reconstruction are not universal in office spaces after a water damage incident. With a general contractor license, we can quickly determine the necessary build-back after instances like ceiling leaks and complete them after hours to promote better production during normal operating times. We can complete: 

  • Plumbing replacement
  • Reinstall ceiling tile
  • Carpet installation

Our SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County team recognizes that not all water damage events that threaten your property are of the magnitude that requires a full stoppage of work. Containing the situation and cleaning up the damage after hours can often keep your business going in even a limited capacity. Give us a call anytime at (845) 400-4888. 

Primary Elements of Post-Fire Odor Removal for Pearl River Homes

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher in front of fire background Fire and smoke damage remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO trained technicians are ready at a moment's notice for the help you need.

The Deodorization Process Features Four Primary Steps to Eliminate Smoke Smells in Pearl River Properties. 

While fire restoration needs vary on a case-by-case basis, consistent elements make processes like fire and smoke removal tactics efficient and thorough. From initial mitigation strategies to limit the spread and severity of smoke odors to deodorization tools, our SERVPRO team can make it "Like it never even happened."

When Does Smoke Odor Removal Occur? 

Fire damage restoration in Pearl River homes has multiple steps and stages. Among the final obstacles, our SERVPRO team faces are reducing and removing harsh smoke odors. 

What Does Deodorization Look Like? 

Reducing and removing smoke and fire odors after a disaster can happen in several ways. Following specific base steps can neutralize and permanently eliminate malodors created by the combustion process. These general steps and stages of deodorization include:

  • Remove Odor Catalysts – Removing fire debris and other solids can reduce the presence of harsh odors before surface cleaning gets underway. 
  • Clean Residues – Cleaning up soot and smoke soils can reduce the presence and severity of post-fire smells. 
  • Recreate Odor Penetration – Creating a similar distribution of deodorizing agents like the building was originally damaged uses a wealth of our odor removal tools. 
  • Seal Damaged Surfaces – Odors can become trapped in porous materials like drywall and wood trim. To prevent tear-out and build-back, we can apply a special odor-sealing primer before surfaces get repainted after post-fire cleanup. 

The process to remove and neutralize smoke odors after a fire might vary depending on the equipment used and the time spent in each phase, but the core elements remain the same. Once these objectives get met, we can provide a deodorized residence back to the homeowners. Our SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County team can help 24/7 when you call (845) 400-4888.

Is Flood-Damaged Flooring in Suffern Homes Unsalvageable?

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

floors torn-out, flood cuts in drywall Flood and storm damage remediation is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your home or business.

Cleaning and Drying Flooded Suffern flooring Can Prevent Unnecessary Tear-Out. 

Flooding can overwhelm homes and businesses, pooling on the floors and absorbing into their components. Cellulose in wood planks can promote saturation, while carpeting is a highly porous flooring option that becomes a challenge to dry and clean. Our SERVPRO team works to overcome immediate absorption concerns with water removal and drying tactics. 

What Are the Best Ways to Remove Water from Floors? 

There are several immediate and formidable obstacles that exist following flood damage in Suffern homes and businesses. Mitigation is often one of the most vital phases of restoration and recovery to protect the house from further harm and destruction. Removing standing water can be one of the main emergency services we offer, covering exposed materials that could contact pooling water and absorb this moisture. Vacuuming and pumping are primary approaches for our water removal services. 

When is Flooring Unsalvageable? 

Inspecting installed materials can often indicate when drying and cleaning the building elements is no longer feasible. Physical signs of degrading hardwood, vinyl plank, and carpeting show when tear-out is the only remaining option. Some of the indicators for this include:

Controlled Demolition and Reconstruction Solutions

While our SERVPRO team intends to avoid demolition and reconstruction needs whenever we can, having a general contractor license makes the fast transition for these repair needs possible. Hardwood and carpeting are both potential candidates for removal and replacement for cost-efficiency when floodwater exposure occurs. 

Flooding can leave many of your house's structural elements and installed materials exposed to water and contaminants. As challenging as cleaning and drying might be, our SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County team can help to make these emergencies "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (845) 400-4888.

Does SERVPRO Provide Water Damage Restoration in Pearl River?

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

flood in office Water damage from a pipe burst in your office building is a job for SERVPRO. Our technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage

Leaky Plumbing Causes Water Damage in Pearl River Commercial Restaurant.

Pipes burst in commercial businesses in Pearl River at the most inappropriate times, spewing hundreds of gallons of water. If you are running a restaurant, water may be in the restaurant's kitchen, storage areas, and guest seating areas. Your restaurant has to stay closed, employee's shifts are canceled, and damage to contents and flooring could impact your business for several days or weeks.

SERVPRO responds in less than four hours to water damage restoration emergencies in Pearl River. Our teams and equipment are ready to respond on a 24/7 basis, and we are focused on getting your commercial restaurant back in business as fast as possible. Once the water source has been shut off, we vacuum up all excess water using truck-mounted high capacity water pumps, weighted water extractors on floors, and high capacity air movers and dehumidifiers.

These moisture removal machines can run 24 hours a day until humidity levels are returned to normal. Fast action by SERVPRO can mitigate the overall damage and have your commercial business ready to reopen quickly.

Our services include:

  • Water clean up
  • Water damage remediation
  • Water damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County for water damage restoration in Pearl River and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 400-4888.

Customized Fire Damage Restoration for Suffern Commercial Customers from SERVPRO

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage phone and desk in office SERVPRO will work with your insurance company. Commercial damage restoration is a specialty of ours. Call now!

Smoke and Odor Control for Commercial Customers in Suffern – Call SERVPRO

Commercial buildings often have large rooms with high ceilings, so when a fire breaks out in Suffern business, the smoke and odor damage can spread throughout the building. Forced air heating and cooling systems, along with ceiling fans, do a great job of distributing the smoke to virtually every section.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration to commercial offices and warehouses in Suffern. Cleaning and deodorizing, water damage mitigation, and smoke damage restoration are among commercial business customers' services.

We respond to your commercial building in less than four hours from your initial call, assess the situation, and begin deploying equipment and human resources to help your business recover quickly from a devastating fire. We remove fire-damaged debris, structure, and contents. Anything that can be cleaned and deodorized is placed in a staging area until all fire damage repairs are completed.

Our team leader can provide all of the information needed to answer questions by building owners, building clients, employees, and insurance adjusters. Our services include:

  • Insurance paperwork associated with fire damage and cleanup
  • Storing contents and equipment in staging areas
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup

Call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County for fire damage restoration in Suffern and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 400-4888.

Does SERVPRO Provide Emergency Commercial Flood Damage Response in Suffern?

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

flood in office reception Flood water damage restoration for your commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Flood Damage to Suffern Commercial Structures – Call SERVPRO

Floodwaters can damage structures as well as the contents in Suffern commercial buildings. The currents can be very strong, breaking down walls and carrying the contents out to the street. At the very least, everything is coated with mud and dirt, often mixed with various chemicals, biohazards, viruses, and bacteria picked up along the way.

SERVPRO has a great deal of experience managing flood damage situations in Suffern for commercial businesses. Regardless of the magnitude of the flood damage, our teams can be on-site in less than four hours to begin cleanup. We make sure the structure is safe to enter and begin removing water and debris. We clean and dry your contents before moving them to a storage area.

Our team leader works closely with your insurance adjuster to provide a clear plan regarding flood damage mitigation and restoration. We remove damaged drywall, flooring materials, and structural materials. We focus on decontamination and cleaning of the structure, drying, and repairs to return your business to normal operations as soon as possible.

Our services include:

  • Emergency services flood damage cleanup
  • Biohazard removal and cleanup
  • Flood damage restoration

Call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County for flood damage restoration in Suffern and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 400-4888.

What Causes Mold Damage in Pearl River Homes?

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage door and ceiling Mold remediation is a job for a professional outfit. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in all phases of mold remediation.

SERVPRO Can Diagnose and Perform Mold Remediation in Local Pearl River Properties

More often than not, signs that a Pearl River home needs mold remediation are a symptom of an ongoing issue that needs to get addressed. Frequently seen reasons for mold infestation are:

SERVPRO supports the Pearl River community with its professional mold damage remediation services. Once on-site, the technicians can identify the reason for the mold infestation and recommend the necessary steps to ensure that a favorable environment does not set up for mold growth in the future. The technicians undergo comprehensive training and keep up with the latest trends in technology and application regarding all phases of the restoration services industry, including handling damage from mold.

Mold can spread significantly behind walls and under flooring for a long period before homeowners discover its presence. SERVPRO technicians use an array of devices specifically for moisture detection equipment such as probes and infrared cameras to help define the areas that require mold remediation. Once all traces of the mold colonies get removed, SERVPRO techs perform actions that inhibit the return, such as cleaning and sealing surfaces with antimicrobial products. 

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County at (845) 400-4888 is ready to handle mold damage remediation in Pearl River properties and make the problem "Like it never even happened."