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Fire Damage to Exposed Beams in a Milton Home

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

a kitchen with a fire starting by the stove Regardless of the room the fire occurred in, team SERVPRO can help with remediation. We are standing by 24/7 for emergency calls.

SERVPRO technicians mitigate fire & smoke damage to structural elements with Precision in Milton

A kitchen fire in an open, farmhouse-style home caused smoke residue to spread quickly throughout the home. The exposed beams were impacted, and the home needs professional house fire cleanup. 

SERVPRO Technicians Safely Clean & Restore Your Home

The need for fire damage restoration in Milton can take many forms. In the case of these exposed beams, our crew used dry ice blasting. This is a dry process that uses CO2 pellets. It is a gentle and non-abrasive cleaning method. The pellets evaporate when they hit the surface of the item being cleaned. This process allowed us to restore the beams to preloss condition. Other benefits of dry ice blasting include:

  • It produces no waste, so no need to worry about proper waste disposal
  • It is non-toxic and eco-friendly
  • It is quicker than traditional methods making it a time saver
  • It is a money saver – fewer materials and less labor time
  • No pressure washing, so no extra water to remove

When you require fire, and smoke damage restoration and cleanup, call the pros at SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647.

Water Removal in Milton is Easy with SERVPRO

4/11/2021 (Permalink)

an overflowing bathtub Excess water requires quick action. Contact SERVPRO for water removal after an event. We are standing by 24/7.

Need emergency services? Water damage a problem? SERVPRO can help

Named after the English poet John Milton, Milton is a hamlet in Ulster County, NY. In the 1700s, Milton began, and it has a seafaring history. In its early days, it was home to a wooden mill, a pin factory, a wheel-barrow factory, and a plush and glove-lining factory.

Sarah Hull Hallock Library

The library is now opened for patrons to come in and browse. Computers are available by appointment. You can still do curbside drop-off and pickup. They have online classes, digital magazines, and local history presentations. Their day-by-day virtual calendar provides kids with a fun story and daily activities every day.

Famous People

Milton was home to Mary Hallock Foote, author and illustrator who wrote short stories about the West. Warren White was a resident and Union Army Civil War veteran. He also played Major League Baseball in its early days. Frank Skartados, a NY state assemblyman, called Milton home as well.

Great Places to Eat in Milton

If you enjoy eating at a good restaurant, Milton has some excellent places to choose from. Many places are open for dine-in now, as well as curbside pickup and take-out. Here are a few we think you will enjoy.

  •   The Ship Lantern Inn – elegant and perfect for a special night out
  •   Henry’s at the Farm – great menu and plentiful portions
  •   Crew – fantastic burgers and steaks
  •   Frida’s Bakery & Café – why not eat dessert first?
  •   Rosticceria Rossi & Son – delicious Italian food
  •   Shadows on the Hudson – amazing views of the river

Spend a Day at the Park

Milton has numerous places for folks to get out and enjoy the outdoors and fun activities. Burgess-Kimball Memorial Park has softball and baseball fields, a basketball and tennis course, volleyball, playgrounds, and picnic areas. They have a brand-new 17,000 square foot amazing playground kids will love. Marlene & Wilbur Trieble Passive Recreation Park is nice for those who love to walk. The Woods Hollow Nature Preserve has hiking and walking trails, sled riding, and a fishing pond. Two other parks that are great for walking or fishing are the Boice Family Park and Cottrell-Herrington Park.

Explore the Surrounding Areas

Milton is close to many great places to explore, such as New York City. With warmer weather on its way, now is the time to get out, check out some local spots, or take a day trip into NYC.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Repairs to Milton Residents

Whether you have burst pipes that have caused basement flooding or ceiling leaks from an overflowing bathtub, SERVPRO can help. Once you give us a call, we arrive quickly at the site. We take any necessary steps for emergency situations, do a scope, and then put together a plan of action. Water removal services can include:

  •   Water extraction
  •   Locating hidden water
  •   Cleaning and drying the content
  •   Blocking up furniture
  •   Drying carpets and flooring
  •   Controlled demo to allow for airflow
  •   Returning your home to preloss condition

Each water intrusion is different, and we act accordingly. There is no job too big or too small for our SERVPRO team. If you need water damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647.

What Should Property Owners Do When Water Damage Takes Place?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring Water damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has the team and experience for any size job necessary.

It is Essential to Contact SERVPRO Restorers to Perform Water Cleanup in Your Milton Property

Water cleanup involves more than using a bucket and mop to dry the affected area. It requires the attention of a certified and experienced restorer with access to advanced equipment. To ensure effective water cleanup, hire a reliable restorer like SERVPRO.

At SERVPRO, we have a team of highly skilled restorers with decades of experience. When we receive your emergency call, we understand the importance of quickly performing water cleanup in your Milton property. With our team of restorers, and advanced equipment and tools, we can handle water intrusion incidents of any magnitude.

How do SERVPRO restorers dry the affected area?

Our restorers dry the affected area using hi-tech water removal and drying equipment. We also apply innovative restoration techniques depending on the damage. If water has saturated your glued-down carpet, we can use a self-propelled extraction tool powered by an independent motor, which moves the unit on the carpet at a consistent rate. We prefer the equipment since:

  • It moves at variable speeds forward and backward.
  • The device compresses water from the carpet using the extra weight of a restorer.
  • It extracts water using a vacuum system.

The equipment helps speed up the drying process. Depending on the damage's intensity, it can take us several hours or days to dry your property completely.

When water damage occurs on your property, avoid handling the problem yourself. Contact SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties for professional water cleanup. You can reach us at (845) 791-7647. 

How Can Property Owners Handle Mold Damage?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage door and ceiling Mold remediation is not a DIY project. The IICRC certified technicians of SERVPRO have experience and training for the job.

It is Best To Let an Experienced Restorer Like SERVPRO Handle the Mold Damage in Your Monticello Home

Excess humidity or a water leak creates a conducive environment for mold to form in your property. Mold growth occur and it can spread quickly to other surfaces. If not handled fast, it can cause health effects to the property’s residents.

When you contact SERVPRO technicians on time, we respond fast to prevent further damage. The fastest response to mold damage in your Monticello home also cuts down the remediation cost.

Removing mold from an affected property is challenging. It is necessary to have mold removal skills and advanced equipment to handle it. Mold spores are microscopic and exist both outdoors and indoors. Other challenges of removing mold include:

  • Mold produces a strong, musty odor.
  • Mold spores can float in the air.
  • Higher than average humidity in your property can support mold growth.
  • Mold spores can grow into colonies when exposed to water.

When handling a mold infestation, we contain the affected area using polythene paper to limit mold from spreading. Our restorers can use microban, a quaternary, and a phenolic mixed with a detergent to treat the area. We combine the two products in a 9 to 10 pH range for effective cleaning. The product cleans bacteria and fungi and also counteracts odors.

Mold can cause health effects if not handled on time. Contact SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties to manage mold damage in your property effectively to make it “Like it never even happened.” Our 24-hour hotline is (845) 791-7647.

Help When Flood Damage Occurs in Milton Properties

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Flood damage is the after math of a storm. SERVPRO techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year for the restoration service you need for your property.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Fast and Effective Flood Damage Restoration in Milton

A town in Saratoga County, in the state of New York, Milton hosts a population of 17,103 according to the 2000 census. The population has risen since the census held in 2010 recorded 18,575.

Most Milton residents believe that the town was named after John Milton, a poet, while others say that it is the shortening of "Mill-town" since it was an active milling area. 

Milton has a total area of 92.3 square kilometers (35.6 square miles). Water covers 0.06 percent or 0.1 kilometers.

The largest river Kayaderosseras Creek popularly known as Kaydeross flows through the eastern part of Milton town. The northern part of the county is the Kayaderosseras Range, where the river originates from flowing through several cities within the county. The Kayaderosseras River also serves as the boundary between the Town of Malta and Saratoga Springs before emptying into Lake Saratoga.

Places to visit in Milton town

Ship Lantern Inn: This fine-dining American restaurant in Milton town offers residents and tourists a Contemporary American Continental Cuisine. The hotel is in a building that has existed since the Revolutionary War. The family-owned and operated hotel prides itself on serving amazing food and offering high-quality services since 1925.

Locust Grove: Established by Samuel Morse over 150 years ago, the 200 Acer museum is a non-profit foundation that preserves the estate. The facility is free for residents and tourists to enjoy, visit, and for enlightenment. The last family to live in the estate was the Annette Innis Young family in 1975. The museum consists of:

  • Elegant gardens
  • Historic buildings
  • Exciting public programs
  • Modern exhibit galleries
  • Miles of hiking trails 

Flooding history in Milton

The heavy rainfall in late June of 1972 associated with Tropical Storm Agnes caused the worst flood damage in New York State's history. On June 19, the flooding began in Westchester County, followed by widespread flooding in the Finger Lakes regions and the Southern Tier on June 23.

The flooding caused by the Tropical storm led to the deaths of 24 residents and displaced over 100,000 residents. The flood destroyed more than $400 million worth of private property and over $221 million of public property.

SERVPRO restorers can handle flood damage in your Milton property even without an electricity supply

When you involve SERVPRO restorers to help you restore your property, nothing stops or affects our restoration process. Our team of restorers understands storms can affect the electricity supply across your region. We, therefore, respond fully equipped with diesel-powered industrial generators that can run for long periods.

The generator can power fixtures such as:

  • Wobble lights
  • String lights
  • Stand lights

The generator can also power our water extraction and drying equipment, among other equipment.

Safety is always our primary concern before and during our restoration process. Since water and flood-damaged areas contain various potential hazards to human health, we equip our team with personal protective equipment. Apart from the PPE, we also use equipment such as:

  • Portable ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Non-contact voltage detector
  • Circuit analyzer 

When flooding strikes, contact SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties. We aim to minimize damage and get your property to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened." Talk to us at (845) 791-7647.

Professional Assistance While Battling Electrical Fire Damage

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with debris everywhere Affected by a recent fire and fire damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians. Call us today!

Milton Residents Look to SERVPRO for Assistance with Fire Damage of All Kinds

Winter is prime time for house fires, especially those that are electrical-related. To handle fire damage, you need skilled technicians on the job to look for all areas that must get restored. SERVPRO is available for 24/7 emergency response whenever Milton residents need fast action and efficient cleanup measures.

There are several potential causes for electrical fire damage in Milton. Not only could there be faulty appliances and electrical outlets, but there could be issues with frayed cords that lead to sparks. Other areas that we caution homeowners to keep an eye on include:

  • Older homes that have outdated wiring – It is vital to ensure you are not overloading circuits. 
  • Lighting fixtures should be used properly – Having a bulb installed that goes over the wattage recommendation could lead to fire hazards.
  • Misuse of extension cords – Certain household appliances like dryers and refrigerators must be plugged into an outlet directly and not via an extension cord.

If you do suffer from damage after an electrical fire in your home, our SERVPRO crew gets to the heart of the issue for total cleanup and restoration. With our proven cleaning, controlled demolition, and attention to soot and smoke odors, we make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647 when you need skilled hands on deck for fire damage cleanup. There is no electrical fire too big or too small for our IICRC-certified crew.

Is Hidden Water Damage Impacting Your Home?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding buckets to catch water falling from her ceiling When water damage is due to a hidden leak, it is imperative that you act quickly. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Monticello Residents Get Results From Calling SERVPRO for Rapid Water Damage Assistance

Some homeowners may not realize they have a slow leak from a pipe or appliance until the damage is visibly noticeable. For many, half the battle is leak detection and cleanup services to ensure their Monticello home gets the attention it deserves. SERVPRO is ready to go 24 hours a day for emergency service, and our crew will make it look "Like it never even happened."

If you notice water damage in Monticello that seems to be stemming from a pipe beneath your floor or under a cabinet, we can help! Some of the issues we get calls for include:

  • Leaks that lead to water damage or mold. You may have had a crack in a washing machine hose or a slow drip from a kitchen sink.
  • Ice dams may form on your home's exterior that causes a leak and staining on your walls or ceilings.
  • Condensation from a roof cap problem, a faulty exhaust pipe, or an increase in interior relative humidity.

SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians equipped with moisture detection tools to find the source of the problem. We root out all of the water damage, replacing any unsalvageable materials as we go. 

Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647 when you need skilled water damage assistance. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, and we'll arrive on-site and ready to work within hours of your call.

Flood Damage Could Leave Lasting Effects

2/7/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded bedroom with items floating everywhere Is your house under water? Contact SERVPRO to remediate the flood damage situation in your home.

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Milton Business Offering Proven Methods for Flood Damage Restoration

Saratoga County in New York state is where you will find the town of Milton. As of the 2000 United States Census, this town had a population of 17.103 people. The stories in the region say that the town got named after John Milton, a local poet. However, other sources say the name Milton came from shortening “Mill-Town” because of the early mill activity in the area.

Exploring Some of the History Surrounding Milton, New York

The region of Milton was part of the Kayaderosseras patent that took place in 1708, with the town first settling around 1772. In 1792, Milton was established as a town from part of the town of Ballston. Following that, a portion of the town was procured to make up the town of Greenfield in 1793.

Throughout the middle to late portion of the 19th Century, Milton was the location for manufacturing growth. A famous paper mill in the area was headed by George West, also known as the “Paper Bag King.” West is the inventor of paper bags with a square bottom, selling them by the millions shortly after the American Civil War took place.

Other factories in the area included those that crafted tools, folding boxes, and more.

Enjoying Recreation, Dining, and Various Activities in Milton

There is something for everyone in Milton, New York, including a vast assortment of seasonal activities, attractions, dining, and local events. Whether you are into skiing and ice skating, skateboarding, or exploring nature, you will find incredible areas to make memories with your family or for a solo day adventure.

  • Buttermilk Spa – When you want ultimate luxury and relaxation, this Milton spa and wellness center has it all. Options include day spa visits, weekend retreats, and single appointments for a variety of services. Some of the service offerings include manicures, pedicures, massage, and the use of a pool, sauna, and steam room.
  • Henry’s at the Farm – If you are looking for a dining experience, this is a local favorite offering a cozy, inviting atmosphere and rich menu selections. You’ll find this restaurant on the grounds of Buttermilk Falls, which also houses Buttermilk Spa. Top dishes at this restaurant include Coconut Shrimp Satay and Risotto Primavera. 

Call SERVPRO To Handle Flood Damage – We Are Here for Milton Businesses 24/7

Helpless and overwhelmed often explain how a business owner feels when an external flood threat is looming. Once the contaminated water breaches your building, you need to act fast to minimize damage and ensure your employees' safety. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster at SERVPRO, meaning we will give you the rapid response your Milton business deserves.

Skilled technicians best handle flood damage in Milton. We understand what to look for and how to deal with flood water of varying contamination levels. Some things to keep in mind

  • Floodwater brings many potential health hazards
  • Category 3 floodwater, or blackwater, contains a range of contaminants
  • Gas and electricity should get shut off to the flood zone to ensure safety

When it comes to any level of flood damage restoration, our crew at SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties is on your side. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (845) 791-7647.

The Entrepreneur Nation Milton Chapter Virtual Meeting

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged ceiling and insulation. Fire damage should be left to the professionals. Call SERVPRO so they can send out their technicians and latest equipment for the restoration project.

Online Meetup Connecting Professionals in Milton

Networking with others is an excellent way to develop or improve skills while keeping up with industry trends. Networking is crucial for career progress or business development because it creates an opportunity to get mentors, clients, or even partners. For your networking efforts in Milton to bear fruit, you need to find the right forums or platforms to interact with others. The Entrepreneur Nation Virtual Meeting is a perfect event to help you attain your networking goals since it connects entrepreneurs with related interests. 

Participating in the meetup is beneficial because:

  • You engage with entrepreneurs looking for ways to support other businesses and grow the local economy
  • The event is organized to connect businesses that can refer customers to each other
  • It is an online event so that you can participate from the convenience of your home or business premises

The event is organized regularly on Wednesdays, giving you sufficient opportunity to meet the right people.

SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties provides the necessary resources to renovate properties affected by fire damage in Milton. Call us at (845) 791-7647 whenever you need assistance.

Learn How to Declutter and Organize Any Space in Monticello Residences

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Storms can cause havoc. Especially when it comes to flood damage. Call SERVPRO for the flood damage restoration services needed for your property.

Virtual event to Teach Monticello Residents How to Utilize Space More Efficiently

Clutter can make your property and life seem out of control. Therefore, decluttering and organizing your space is a rewarding experience. However, you may have difficulty determining where to start or how much time you need to finish the process. It might sound unusual, but some lessons can help you declutter your Monticello home conveniently. You can get the lessons in your home through the virtual decluttering and organizing lessons organized each Monday, starting from 7 PM to 8 PM by Skillshare.

The lessons present several advantages, including:

  • Introducing participants to tested methods of arranging and decluttering spaces
  • Training by two professional organizers with over eight years' experience in the industry
  • Access to follow up offline events where you can mingle and interact with others

The virtual workshops are designed to help people overcome three main challenges: uncertainty of where to start, the kind of effort needed, and time management.

SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties helps clean up and organize properties after flood damage incidents in Monticello. Call us at (845) 791-7647 when the need arises.