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Need Water Cleanup Done at Your Monticello Commercial Property? Call SERVPRO

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Call Now! SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of commercial damage restoration.

SERVPRO can Save Monticello Businesses Time and Money by Offering Fast and Reliable Water Cleanup

Water damage to your commercial building can not only cause business operations to shut down, but it can also be expensive to repair as well. You need professionals like SERVPRO to perform fast and efficient water cleanup at your Monticello property to get your business back on track in the least possible time.  

When SERVPRO techs arrive for water cleanup at your Monticello commercial space, the priority is to remove any standing water, if present. The next step is to dry the structure as quickly as possible to limit the dwell time of the moisture on various surfaces. Several factors control the rate at which water evaporates from wet surfaces. Accordingly, SERVPRO techs use air movers and dehumidifying equipment to speed up the pace of drying. In some instances, it might be necessary for the SERVPRO techs to use heat to increase the rate of evaporation. 

What is the Heat and Air Exchange Drying System That SERVPRO Techs use During Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Monticello?  

A Heat and Air Exchange Drying System involves the usage of an indirect fired furnace to heat the airspace of water-damaged commercial buildings of Monticello. As heat can increase the rate of evaporation significantly, SERVPRO techs sometimes use an indirect-fired furnace fitted with a heat exchanger in some cases. 

The furnace takes dry outdoor air and heats it before introducing it into the drying sone that SERVPRO techs establish. As these systems circulate the heated air throughout the structure, it takes on evaporated water from the wet materials, increasing the air's humidity ratio. Indirect fired furnaces are set up outside the structure, and the process air stream is ducted into the building. These units can produce 100,000 to 800,000 BTU/hour (British thermal units per hour) of heat.

Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647 for any assistance with water damage to your commercial properties.

How can SERVPRO Help Milton Residents with Flood Damage?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

thermal camera pointing at ceiling SERVPRO technicians use thermal imaging cameras to find water and moisture in Milton homes to mitigate water damage

Quick Response and IICRC Certified Professionals Make SERVPRO One of the Best Flood Damage Services in Milton 

Thunderstorms can cause flood damage to your Milton property that can be difficult and expensive to repair. It would help if you had flood restoration professionals like SERVPRO who have the experience and training to minimize damage and speed up recovery. 

SERVPRO professionals use different types of equipment to restore flood damage to your Milton home to detect and remove moisture. After the SERVPRO techs remove the standing water from the property, the next step is to find any hidden moisture and remove it. We use inspection devices to locate the areas of the structure where water has intruded. Some of the devices that SERVPRO techs use for these purposes include- 

What Thermal Imaging Cameras do SERVPRO Techs Use During Water Cleanup from Your Milton Home After a Flood? 

Thermal imaging cameras use infra-red light to detect the presence of moisture in your flood-damaged Milton home. While thermography using these cameras does not detect the water directly, it detects the difference in temperature between surfaces. 

For instance, as evaporation is a cooling process, the wet areas of the building generally have a lower temperature than the dry areas. The infra-red camera displays the cooler (wetter) areas darker than the warmer (drier) areas. 

Thermal imaging cameras are useful as they offer several advantages over other ways of detecting moisture. Techs can inspect difficult areas such as high ceilings and check more areas in less time using thermography than other moisture sensing techniques. 

If you need assistance with restoring flood damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647. 

Does SERVPRO Provide Emergency Services After Fire Damage to Milton Homes?

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign Fire and smoke damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs are here to help 24/7 365 days a year. Call now!

SERVPRO's Quick and Efficient Emergency Services Can Save Milton Homes After a Fire Damage Incident

Professional restorers like SERVPRO provide emergency services to protect the loss site as well as human health. When SERVPRO restorers arrive after fire damage to your Milton home, they have the following immediate objectives-

  •  To prevent the fire and smoke to cause additional damage to the property
  • To provide a safer work site to techs entering the structure
  • To prepare the site for restoration work

The type of emergency services that SERVPRO techs provide after fire damage to your Milton home depends on whether the occupants are present in the structure or not. Not all fire incidents are alike, and sometimes, the occupants don't need to move out during the fire and smoke damage restoration. 

What is Emergency Services Provided by SERVPRO During House Fire Cleanup in Milton When Occupants Remain in the Structure? 

The emergency fire restoration services can make a part of the building 'liveable' so that the occupants can remain safe within the structure while the restoration work goes on. Some of the emergency procedures include the following-

  • If strong odors are present, especially after protein fires, then s SERVPRO restorers may carry out deodorization procedures.
  • Areas of your Milton home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, might need immediate cleaning.
  • Technicians may also provide laundry and dry cleaning services to occupants for clothing items that are immediately needed.
  • In most cases, if the damage is limited to a portion of the building, techs might establish a containment zone. It helps to restrict the movement of the occupants in these areas.   

A fire damage incident can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with on your own. Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties for professional assistance at (845) 791-7647. 

Fire and Smoke Restoration Happens Fast with SERVPRO in Milton Restaurants

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Odor particles Smoke and odor control after a fire in your commercial building is prevalent. SERVPROs commercial damage restoration is top-notch.

How Does SERVPRO Carry Out Fire and Smoke Restoration in Milton Eateries? 

Restaurant fires are one of the most common commercial fire disasters reported every year. Even a minor fire can be quite destructive and temporarily put the restaurant out of business. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO for fire and smoke restoration of your Milton establishment can minimize downtime.   

One of the toughest challenges for SERVPRO technicians during your Milton restaurant's fire and smoke restoration is getting rid of the odor. Fires originating in the kitchen often involve burning organic material like protein, which can create a lingering odor long after the fire is put out. SERVPRO technicians use several deodorizing techniques to combat such odors. 

What are Pairing Agents That SERVPRO Techs Use During Smoke Remediation of Milton Commercial Spaces? 

Pairing agents are chemical deodorizers that combine with (or pair with) the odor-causing particle and render it odorless. SERVPRO techs use two different types of pairing agents during deodorizing commercial establishments-

  • A humectant: It is a highly absorbent material that can combine with airborne odor particles and cause them to precipitate onto surfaces. Once they precipitate, SERVPRO techs can wipe them off. Wet foggers are used to dispense such deodorizing agents. 
  • A counteractant: It is a material that chemically combines with an odor-causing particle and changes its chemical properties, making it odorless. Such deodorants can also destroy odor-causing bacteria. Thermal fogging is often used to apply such types of chemicals. 

That said, pairing agents are not the only deodorizing agents that SERVPRO techs use. We also use masking agents, enzyme digesters, oxidizing agents, and air purification systems to combat smoke odors in commercial properties. 

If you need assistance with a fire situation in your establishment, Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647.

How Can SERVPRO Help Monticello Homes After Flood Damage?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged ceiling Storms may cause havoc to your home, don't fret. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained for any size storm damage restoration service needed.

SERVPRO Offers Quick and Efficient Service to Flood-Damaged Homes in Monticello

Flooding after a storm can be destructive for your home and its contents. It is crucial to safely remove water and start the restoration process after flood damage to your Monticello home as soon as possible. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO ensures that the restoration process can be done safely and efficiently. 

One of the biggest concerns of SERVPRO technicians during the restoration of flood damage to your Monticello homes is contamination. The floodwater accumulated on your property after a storm is considered contaminated and can cause issues if not handled properly. SERVPRO technicians use appropriate safety equipment and state-of-the-art tools to remove the standing water, dry the structure and decontaminate the premises.  

How do SERVPRO Techs Dry the Structure During Water Damage Repairs After a Flood in Your Monticello Home? 

It is important to dry the structure quickly after a flooding incident. SERVPRO techs use a variety of equipment to do this, including dehumidifiers and air movers. The dehumidifiers work by actively removing water vapor from the air and lowering the humidity ratio, thereby increasing the drying rate. 

SERVPRO techs use two types of dehumidifiers during flood restoration- refrigerant dehumidifiers and desiccant dehumidifiers. The refrigerant dehumidifiers are efficient if the temperature is above 500F, while the desiccant dehumidifiers work best if the temperature is below 500F. 

Materials such as carpet pads and drywall that are highly porous are most efficiently dried using a refringent dehumidifier. On the other hand, materials with porosity, such as hardwood floors and concrete, are most efficiently dried using a desiccant dehumidifier. SERVPRO technicians can use a combination of both types of equipment in tandem to increase the rate of drying. 

Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647 for 24/7 assistance.

SERVPRO’s Water Removal Services Saves Milton Offices from Extensive Damage

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. No matter the size of the water damage your commercial building is facing, SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians has it covered.

Need Water Removal Service in Your Milton Office? Call SERVPRO

The cost of water damage to a business, both in terms of restoration expenses and lost time, can be reduced if you hire professional restorers promptly. SERVPRO's restorer team expedites water removal from your Milton office to ensure minimal damage allowing you to resume business as soon as possible. 

SERVPRO understands the importance of time during water removal from your Milton office. Our goal is to get the problem solved as efficiently and quickly as possible. SERVPRO’s 24-hour emergency services and industry-leading water removal equipment can handle any size disaster. 

Why do SERVPRO Techs Carry Out Controlled Demolition During the Water Cleanup of Milton Properties? 

Controlled demolition is often required during water damage repairs for two reasons-

  • If the materials damaged are unsalvageable, and
  • To expose hidden materials

Although SERVPRO technicians try their best to restore the damaged material, it becomes necessary to replace the material in some cases. The technicians often carry out controlled demolition to remove the unsalvageable materials, including flooring, ceiling, and walls. HVAC might also be dismantled if contaminated water enters the system. If the damage is extensive, some components of the HVAC system may need replacement. 

According to the IICRC’s S500 guidelines, restorers should open assemblies including walls, stairs, flooring, and wall base areas to access pockets of saturation and remove any unsalvageable material. Consequently, SERVPRO technicians might need to carry out controlled demolition of your commercial space during water damage restoration services.  

Whatever the reason for the controlled demolition, we never carry it out without the client's approval. Our technicians brief you regarding the situation and provide you with all the options before carrying out any such activity. However, we always strive to restore and not replace building elements and content whenever possible.

Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647. Our experts are available 24/7 to assist you. 

What is Needed to Clean After Flood Damage in Milton Homes?

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

roof pouring in rain water Storm damage restoration for your home is an easy choice. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in all phases of storm restoration.

Flooding can deposit solids and debris in Milton homes that require thorough cleaning. 

Flash flooding and similar circumstances can overwhelm a building's envelope and exploit structural vulnerabilities until flood restoration is required inside. With the pace of these disasters and how rapidly your entire house could suffer loss, we have the personnel and equipment to mobilize fast to help when these situations arise. 

How Does Muck-Out Cleaning Occur in Basements? 

Flood damage in Milton properties often means more than just water extraction from the affected spaces. Basements can especially be impacted by standing water and the debris/solids that intruding flash floods or natural disaster flooding can bring. Mud, silt, animals, infestations, and contaminants can all be ongoing concerns for the basement level of area homes until the situation gets resolved through cleaning and muck-out services.

Are Odors Part of Post-Flooding Cleanup? 

The threats of natural flooding situations also often include harsh odors. Sewage and other contaminants can leave strong smells in the affected spaces, and that typically requires more than surface cleaning solutions to overcome. We have several neutralizing tools and products to prevent lingering odors, including: 

From flood extraction to cleaning in susceptible areas like the basement, our SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties team has become a trusted name to help. We have experienced professionals ready 24/7 at (845) 791-7647. 

When Can Electric Submersible Pumps Be Beneficial for Milton Homes?

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

standing in a pool of storm water in home Burst pipes and ceiling leaks cause water damage havoc in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

The choice of extraction devices is critical to improving the efficiency of restoration. 

Removing pooled water after burst pipes or ceiling leaks often requires more than just a single extraction device. When widespread standing water is a concern, our SERVPRO team can deploy electric submersible pumps to help. 

What Makes the Electric Submersible Pump a Top Choice? 

Electrical submersible pumps are among the most common choices for water removal in Milton homes. The units are relatively portable and can provide continuous, quiet operation until the water level drops below two inches. We can also supply an external energy source if the house current is not available.

Are Other Tools Used for Extraction? 

Choosing the right extraction and water removal tool depends on the location of the damage and the affected materials. These include: 

  • Wet Vacuums – These portable units are among the most versatile for removing standing water in structural cavities or open areas. 
  • Squeegee Wands – These devices are used in conjunction with stationary extraction tools and can remove the bulk of surface water on hardwood floors, tile, and concrete. 
  • Truck-Mount Pumps – These are among the largest and most powerful extraction devices available to our professionals. The engine-driven suction power can quickly evacuate substantial standing water concerns. We also have independently fueled pumps.

The water removal process hinges on the use of multiple extractors and drying equipment in our inventory. As rapidly as water damage can overtake a home, our SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties team is standing by 24/7 to help at (845) 791-7647.

How Does Restorability Get Determined in Monticello Homes?

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher in front of fire background Fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We are dedicated to having your home back to preloss condition.

A Full Inspection and Evaluation of Fire-Damaged Monticello Properties Identify Restorable Items. 

Fire damage can result from the combustion of several materials and fuel types. As leading restoration specialists, we can help to get cleaning and recovery underway as soon as possible. 

The Focus of Fire Damage Inspections

When fire damage in Monticello properties results in soil and soot deposits throughout the house, a thorough inspection of the residence can direct our SERVPRO professionals to needed cleaning efforts. Sample cleaning options can show where specific wet or dry cleaning practices will have the greatest impact. 

How Do Materials Get Categorized for Cleaning?

Because there are multiple cleaning and restoration approaches for varying materials and personal belongings caught in fire loss effects, categorizing the damage can help recovery start sooner. In many situations, building materials damaged by soot and smoke residues are classified as: 

  • Washable – When materials affected can be cleaned with water-based cleaning products in our inventory, they are considered washable. Solvents and detergents are believed not to damage the underlying substrate. 
  • Non-washable – Items and surfaces earn this classification when wet cleaning is not feasible because water-based products could cause additional damage to the material. 

Fire damage can overwhelm building materials and contents in a house. Because of how costly this situation can become without fast restoration, trust our SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties team to help. We are ready 24/7 at (845) 791-7647.

Major Water Incident in Your Milton Home? Call SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal!

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling from a leaking pipe When a water disaster strikes, SERVPRO is the team needed for the job. We take water restoration seriously.

SERVPRO Executes Reliable Water Removal for Burst Pipes, Ceiling Leaks, and More in Milton

The stress involved with water clean-up in your home is something that nobody wants to deal with. Once you have an incident within your Milton household, be it a water spill or burst pipes, you want to ensure you have a team ready to start water damage remediation. SERVPRO comes out to your home as fast as possible so that the crew chief can inspect and assess the scene. Our emergency services water damage techniques are second to none, allowing us to take the burden off of your shoulders and making it “Like it never even happened.”

Whenever you have standing water in your home, you need to handle water removal in Milton before secondary damage becomes an issue. There are also several potential dangers to keep in mind to protect anyone living within your home, such as:

  • Wet wood, vinyl, or tile floors can become a hazard with possible slip and fall accidents
  • Ceiling leaks that cause materials to get soggy could sag and fall, leading to injury
  • Any water or moisture coming into contact with electrical outlets or wires could cause shock
  • Water left to fester too long will bring mold and mildew growth, which causes possible health effects


With our water removal services, we bring an assortment of advanced tools and equipment to each job. With the combination of our extraction, drying, and sanitization, you can trust your interior gets restored to normal once again. If necessary, we have authorized professionals to perform water damage repairs with the help of controlled demolition efforts.  

Call (845) 791-7647 to talk with us at SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties about your water removal needs. We are available 24/7, offering an emergency response.