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Water Damage In Your Milton Coffee Shop

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

Coffee shop “Like it never even happened.”

Solutions for the Coffee Shop Water Damage You Did Not Order in Milton

There is nothing quite like the relationships built between coffee lovers and their favorite baristas in Milton. Customers rely on specialized roasts and a sweet treat or savory nosh on their way to work and school. Water in your shop should percolate through gourmet coffee beans or coax a lovely scent and delicate taste from carefully blended teas. After a water emergency, the percolation can be through layers of flooring and into building cavities, creating chaos, material damage, and noxious odors.

Espresso Emergency

Water damage in your Milton coffee shop can trace to the dishwashing station, the customer restrooms, directly plumbed espresso machines, or other water-consuming appliances or fixtures. A burst supply line, a loose hose, or a clogged sink or toilet can spell disaster, spilling water everywhere. You need a fast response from a certified team when the coffee break seems over.

Professional Yet Creative Approach

Although SERVPRO always follows industry best practices codified and taught by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we adapt our response to your situation. As we assess your needs for water removal, cleaning and disinfection, and structural drying, our commitment to you also includes a range of ways we can keep the coffee perking. What you can expect, dependent on your unique business configuration, could consist of:

  • Temporary closure, using our scalable crews and equipment resources to quickly turn the water damage around.
  • Fast water removal using our commercial grade pumps and extractors.
  • Thorough drying, balancing temperature, and air movement to facilitate evaporation of moisture from structural components rapidly.
  • Dehumidification, employing the proper selection and positioning of equipment to remove the vapor for disposal.
  • Containment of the affected area, with an opportunity to continue service, limited or complete, in a smaller space on your commercial property.
  • Erection of sealed work areas, the atmosphere inside cleared by negative pressure air scrubbers.
  • Vigilant monitoring and assessment throughout the job to ensure local officials are appropriately apprised and that regulations are followed.

Mold damage inspection and review of any other secondary damage.

Contact SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties with confidence if your small business experiences significant water damage. One call to (845) 791-7647 ensures a professional assessment and practical project plan.

Deodorization After Fire Damage in Milton

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

House on Fire Don’t let fire damage overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties.

SERVPRO Provides Several Fire Restoration Services in Milton

One day you could be cooking dinner like everything is normal when suddenly an accident happens that puts your entire house at risk. Most people know the feeling when you are cooking something, and then the phone rings or something else distracts you from the task. It only takes a second of not paying attention while cooking for a kitchen fire to ignite. In fact, cooking mishaps are the number one way structural blazes get caused.

Even small blazes can cause fire damage in your Milton home. When it comes to kitchen fires, issues with your home can still arise even if the only things that got burnt were the food or grease you were cooking. The smoke coming from even the most minor fires can still travel around your house and harden when it touches cooler surfaces like walls, ceilings, or furniture. Smoke can also penetrate deep into any porous materials in your place, which can cause foul aromas to be present in your home. 

Ways We Can Help You After A Fire Ignites

  • Fire Debris Removal
  • Content Cleaning
  • Fire Cleanups
  • Smoke Remediation
  • Wall and Ceiling Cleaning
  • Structural Deodorization

During most restoration projects, burnt aromas exist in a building after a fire takes its toll. In some cases, removing all burnt debris and cleaning soot residues off all surfaces in a structure will remove unattractive odors. But in other situations, further deodorization steps must be taken if your home still smells burnt after all debris and soots have been removed. 

Depending on the situation, we can use methods like ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging, thermal fogging, or ozone generation to deodorize a structure.

If you ever have a small fire ignite due to getting distracted while cooking, call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647.

We Act Fast in Milton After a Flood

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used to dry building Drying is a necessity when a property is hit by flood damage. This unit can dry out a 100,000 square foot building.

Actions That May Be Necessary to Deal with Flood Damage Cases in Milton

 When your Milton property floods, it may require several restoration steps, apart from extracting water and cleaning soiled surfaces to reestablish normal conditions. These steps require advanced skills or sophisticated equipment for safer and faster completion.

Sanitizing the Property

In Milton, a flood damage incident can have one effect: leaving your property contaminated. Some contaminants involved include biohazards such as sewage, bacteria, and hazardous chemicals. Simple cleaning procedures cannot remove these contaminants effectively. Our SERVPRO technicians combine different chemical agents, including antimicrobial agents, disinfectants, and sanitizers, to clean the affected areas to sanitary levels. We also apply regular cleaning agents to remove all soils and stains, leaving your property looking clean.

Removing and replacing floor materials

When the floodwater breaches your property, it collects on the floor. Therefore, it primarily affects floor materials, especially if they are porous types such as carpets and pads. Cleaning cannot remove all traces of soiling and contaminants from such materials. Our SERVPRO technicians help remove and dispose of porous floor materials. We help with the installation of new floor coverings too.

Repairing or Replacing Subfloors

Floodwaters easily penetrate beyond the floor surface, affecting subfloors. Such intrusion can profoundly affect subfloor materials such as OSB, Oriented Strand Board, and Plywood. Our SERVPRO technicians help repair or replace subfloors as part of the restoration process, preventing long-term problems.


It is common for property to develop a bad smell after a flood damage incident. The smell can be from the soils, especially if the flooding involves raw sewage. Bad smells can also develop from microbial growth processes. Our team takes steps to address any foul odors that develop. We mix water-based deodorizers with the cleaning solutions to break down any bad smells in the areas we clean. We also use specialized equipment such as ULV foggers, which atomize deodorizers, allowing them to pair with odor molecules hidden deep in materials.

Different challenges can arise when property floods. Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647 to help manage an incident “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Offers Premier Fire and Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration for Our Ellenville Customers

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

burned home; smoke and soot damage SERVPRO Can Secure and Restore Your Ellenville Home after a Structural Fire.

What to Expect from Professional Fire Damage Recovery in Ellenville

A household fire causes fear and chaos for Ellenville residents, and the aftermath poses many questions about how best to manage the cleanup. The soiling created by the flames, heat, and smoke is unlike the dirt and grime of daily living and does not respond in expected ways to conventional cleaning techniques. Our trained and experienced team of managers and technicians use effective methods, products, and equipment to achieve a successful recovery from the harm the fire wrought.

Contaminated Water Removal

When fire damages an Ellenville home, substantial quantities of water and chemicals from firefighting activity need management. The water presents a significant safety concern, exposing occupants and technicians to hazards, including slip and fall, possible electrocution, and the spread of now water-borne toxins from the fire debris and residues. We evaluate the residual water as Category 3, the most contaminated, and employ safeguards to isolate the space and shield workers as we extract and dry out the area. Options include:

  • Using 6 mil polyethylene to build a containment barrier and employing air scrubbing and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent drift.
  • Protecting human exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Tracking contaminants into unaffected areas of your home.

Toxic Fire Residue Cleanup

As a fire burns materials in your home, volatile gasses and hazardous particulates fill the air as smoke and then settle as soot. Inhaling or touching the residues can prove harmful to health, so SERVPRO crews continue wearing their PPE, and we recommend you and your family stay out of the work area. According to ongoing industry research into fire cleanup, our technicians match the various soot types to cleaning products and techniques that offer effective results. Expect that we switch strategies according to the soiling presented, as one fire can result in dry, wet, and protein-based soot.


Even after our best cleanup efforts, the burning materials' lingering stench continues the nightmare for you and your family. SERVPRO deodorization experts follow a multi-step protocol to remove malodors from our fire damage cleanup. If debris removal and deep cleaning prove ineffective, we have innovative equipment like hydroxyl generators and ozone machines that neutralize the odor-bearing particles through changes at the molecular level.

The team at SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties awaits your call 24/7 at (845) 791-7647. Let us show you what our training, experience, and equipment can do to restore your home after fire damage.

Factors Influencing Mold Damage Removal in Milton Homes

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage on wall Mold quickly grows and spreads. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

Clearing Mold Damage Hinges on Fast Response to Milton Properties

Despite multiple factors influencing the salvageability and restorability of structural elements and contents exposed to mold growth, the most significant factor is how quickly experienced technicians like ours can reach the house. Early property inspections can help answer questions that focus on remediation efforts.

Where is the Mold?

One essential element of overcoming mold damage in Milton homes is where the organism is located. Basements, for example, are a specific area to experience mold and mildew development. Tracking moisture can help determine how far organisms have moved on the property.

What Materials Are Affected? 

Certain materials are more susceptible and likely to experience mold damage than others. The sensitivity of porous elements throughout your property plays a role in how complex later remediation and mold removal efforts become. Ultimately, several removal tactics are needed because many types of building elements are involved, including:

  • Mats
  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Baseboards
  • Ceiling tiles

Can Hosting Materials Be Salvaged?

It is always the focus of our responding IICRC trained technicians to preserve and protect hosting materials when possible. Often, we must evaluate the condition of these elements during the inspection process. If it is possible to salvage the affected areas for less money than replacing them, this becomes the most efficient solution. Remediation gets underway shortly after these determinations are made.

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs? 

Because of our general contractor license, we can help when post-mold damage repairs are necessary. Replacement and reconstruction are often necessities after instances like black mold and destructive microbial colonization. We have capable professionals to offer controlled demolition and full-scale reconstruction for residences.

Several factors can influence the restorability of your home and its contents after mold exposure. Depending on the severity of the situation, there is an urgent need to begin remediation promptly. Give our SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties AMRT-Certified professionals a call today at (845) 791-7647.

Mold Remediation Is Cost Effective in Monticello

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

mold stains on ceiling Count on SERVPRO for reliable and cost-effective mold remediation for your Monticello property--we make the stains disappear

Investing in Mold Remediation for Your Monticello Home Can Save You from Additional Expenses

Mold can show up in your Monticello home even when you are a conscientious homeowner. Excess humidity can become a breeding ground for mold, and you may wonder how to get rid of it. Your best option is to call a reputable company used to address mold issues in your area and rely on its expertise.

For Monticello homeowners, mold damage and restoration are our specialties at SERVPRO. When you detect or suspect mold, reach out to us and let us explore your home for telltale signs of bacteria. As we carefully inspect your home wearing personal protective equipment, we use industrial-grade tools to complete the job.

What are some mold removal techniques?

Not all homes require the same technique to remove mold and prevent a recurrence. Our SERVPRO team makes informed decisions depending on your specific needs. Some of the options available for mold remediation include-

  • Soda blasting
  • Antifungal spraying
  • HEPA filter vacuuming

Mold can spread very easily, which is why our SERVPRO team puts up physical barriers to avoid cross-contamination throughout your home. Infrared cameras and moisture meters can help us detect the origin of the mold so we may address the source directly. 

SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties is a knowledgeable resource when mold comes into your home. Call us at (845) 791-7647 as soon as you need us and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Safeguards Milton Properties with Rapid Water Extraction Using Advanced Equipment

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

drying mats on hardwood floor SERVPRO's skilled technicians can rig special equipment to mitigate water damage in Monticello homes

SERVPRO Uses Specialty Tools Used for Drying Milton Homes

Because so much can vary from one water loss emergency to the next, the damage to your Milton home might differ significantly from another incident. This knowledge makes the initial assessment and scoping of the job one of the most vital processes our SERVPRO team makes, as it not only catalogs the current loss and the expected migration of the water through the property but also relays to the responding technicians what tools they need to complete the restoration tasks.

From the initial contact that you make with our staffed emergency line, we can begin conveying information to our mobilizing unit regarding the specialty extraction and drying equipment necessary for the water damage in your Milton home. With many of these tools and devices designed specifically for certain loss situations, their deployment can mean saving our customers time and money on the restoration their properties need.

Drying Mats
Hardwood flooring can quickly absorb standing water and present substantial concerns for structural deterioration and failure. Before this trapped water in the wood planks can bind to the molecules in the wood, drying mats can draw out moisture to protect the flooring.

Positive Pressure Systems
Structural cavities can be a challenge to dry for even our experienced and well-trained SERVPRO technicians. To reduce the need for substantial controlled demolition, positive pressure systems force warm, dry air into cavities to begin evaporative drying without removing the installed construction materials.

Weighted Extractors
Carpeted floors can be a source of considerable absorption and moisture damages, and weighted extractors can press carpet and padding layers against the subflooring material to bring moisture trapped in the fibers to the surface. The onboard vacuum can discharge this collected water from the flooring to maximize drying efficiency.

These are just a handful of the specialty tools and equipment that can help to improve the efficiency and thoroughness of drying efforts in a water-damaged home. While not every loss situation requires these tools, when they are necessary, their use can save time and money. And we have them available, always, to provide our customers with the best service possible. Give our SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties team a call at (845) 791-7647.

The Right Approach to Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Milton

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

charred, wall fire and odors Charred walls in a Milton commercial property can cause pungent odors requiring SERVPRO for fire damage cleanup and restoration

Milton Businesses Benefit from SERVPRO'S Fire Cleanup Services

Commercial fires can be an unfortunate blight on your business's ability to trade effectively and harm your bottom line. Since business premises are often unoccupied outside of working hours and on weekends, fires can often cause severe levels of damage.

As a site manager responsible for your clients' Milton fire damaged business, it is vital to act quickly against the damage caused by fire, not least by bringing in qualified odor control technicians (OCT) to address indoor air quality issues. Combusting materials can release all kinds of particulate matter into an indoor space, including, but not limited to, odor particles. These are considered volatile organic compounds (VOCs), penetrating surfaces conglomerate in air ducts and porous materials. It is often impossible to isolate any single source of a smell which is why SERVPRO uses a multi-layered approach:

  • Water removal if needed post extinguishing
  • Indoor air quality issues, HEPA filtration with air scrubbers
  • Smoke damage, including demolition and removal 

The first step in notifying us of commercial fire damage in your Milton business is via the phone. A dedicated administrator can take details of your fire damaging incident before arranging for the necessary restoration equipment to be stocked into our vans and trained technicians to arrive at your location. Time is of the essence in fire restoration, so we guarantee that the whole process from notification of loss to arriving on-site takes place within four to eight hours. Our OCT technicians can use several methods to help restore indoor air quality when addressing odor issues.

  • Pellets are usually placed in ducts, cavities, or beneath the flooring to counteract any unpleasant fire odors. 
  • Thermal fogging can also be used in ducts as well as larger spaces. Thermal foggers use chemical pairing agents to find and neutralize offensive sources.
  • A more recent advance in odor control is Hydroxyl generators which are safe to use in occupied spaces, for example, shared office blocks. 

Get your business back to its best after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties for commercial fire damage restoration at (845) 791-7647.

What Are Preferred Tools for Flood Extraction in Monticello Homes?

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Illustrated Storm And House Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties when you have storm damage.

Flooding Requires Several Types of Extraction Devices in Monticello Properties. 

When flooding threatens area homes, we must work fast to remove standing water threats in the building. The longer water can pool, the greater the chances of irreparable structural damage and more widespread hazards from concentrated contamination.

Wet Vacuuming Options

With the likelihood of flood damage for Monticello homes throughout the years, from flash flooding to snowmelt threats causing rising water bodies, managing flooding is critical. We have experienced and trained professionals to mitigate loss, beginning with surface water removal. With smaller and more manageable amounts, wet vacuuming is preferred. This option can also help move some debris from the area or be used with attachments like:

  • Carpet wands
  • Weighted extraction
  • Squeegee wands

Submersible Pumps and Trash Pumps

Removing standing water is always a matter of eliminating the surface moisture while simultaneously managing any floating debris and solid matter in the water. Particles can slow water removal and even damage the equipment if the right extractors are not selected to address this threat. Trash pumps are heavily used in this regard, as they do not require available electricity and can manage moving debris through the unit and discharge point. 

Muck-Out Cleaning 

Once the surface water has been removed from the property, our professionals remove any muck, mud, silt, and other contaminants that made it into the house with the floodwater. Shoveling out the heaps of debris reduces the potential bacterial and viral pathogens threatening the property and posing health risks for those exposed. Wet vacuuming is another effective method for removing matter from the floors and contents after a flood. 

With so much damage possible after a flood, mitigation and cleanup need to start as soon as possible. Our experienced and certified SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties team has intricate cleaning tools, potent products, and effective extraction and drying equipment to help. Give us a call today at (845) 791-7647.

What Types of Fire and Smoke Damage Threatens Milton Homes?

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Worker with Tube Let your local SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties professionals resolve your fire damage.

After a Fire, Many Areas of Milton Homes Require Attention From Experienced Fire Restoration Professionals. 

Incomplete combustion may not sound bad in terms of the destruction of your home, but it can create volatile environmental risks by producing aerosolized smoke particles and carcinogenic soot. Understanding how fire affects your home expressly illustrates why insurance providers encourage or require certified and experienced restoration assistance.

Airborne Threats and Contaminants

Fire and smoke damage in Milton homes is very noticeable in the air and the environment of the damaged areas. In many situations, microscopic particles can create hazardous conditions for those breathing the air before it is filtered with HEPA products. We have filtration tools and containment to manage airborne threats quickly.

Water Damage Concerns 

Fire suppression and extinguishment introduce another structural threat to the house: water damage. A high volume of water from the municipality's distribution system is pulled through a hydrant and hoses to put out the fire in your home. Much like the debris and smoke damage, water damage must also be extracted, dried, and affected surfaces cleaned.

Settled Soot Soils

Physical particles generated by the incomplete combustion of fuels like wood and organic matter create black soot threats for the house. The movement of these airborne particulates can be widespread, especially if the HVAC system was operational at the time of the fire. Our SERVPRO team prioritizes addressing the buildup of soot on surfaces and contents through various cleaning and restoration methods. Some of these include:

  • Solvents
  • Detergents
  • Pressurized cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

Understanding how smoke damage can impact your home or business can be critical in recovering a property after a disaster. With how quickly smoke damages spread in a structure, understanding its various forms encourages homeowners to pursue experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties team to help. Give us a call today at (845) 791-7647.