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Warm Up and Stay Fire-Safe | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

1/26/2023 (Permalink)

 "a small electric heater in a living room” Call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County if you experience any smoke, soot or fire damage.

It might seem like winter has already been here forever, but it didn’t officially start until Dec. 21. While you may have flipped the heating on in your home long ago, without the proper preparations, you could have a fire hazard.

Love them or hate them, the cold months are here and you should be able to stay warm all season. Take steps now to stay fire-safe.

<h3basics">Furnace Basics

Homes in our area likely have one of three kinds of heating systems: a boiler, a furnace or baseboard heaters. Boilers run on water or gas and use radiant heat to warm your home, while baseboard heaters warm a single room at a time. Furnace systems are highly efficient and cost-effective systems that can outlast a lot of heating equipment.

No matter what kind of system you have, regular maintenance is the best way to keep them running long-term. Clean your furnace and baseboard heaters for dust, and have your boiler inspected regularly to ensure the heating elements are in working order.

Replace any filters in your systems often. For a furnace system, 90 days is the recommended timeframe, although you may want to do it more often if you have pets or someone in the home has allergies. Use the changing season as a good reminder to change your filter.

The air filter not only helps to lengthen the lifespan of your system, but much like a boiler heats without increasing the dust in your home, furnace filters can also eliminate dust and allergens.

<h3safety">Fireplace Safety

Fireplaces make for a cozy centerpiece in your home and can provide additional heating during one of the many snowstorms we experience. Without proper inspections and maintenance, though, a chimney or fireplace can pose quite the fire hazard for your home. Both artificial and wood-burning fireplaces should be inspected and cleaned regularly.

To care for a wood-burning fireplace, clean out ash and soot and ensure that nothing has blocked the chimney. Artificial fireplaces should be dusted regularly, including any removable logs and the cover you use on the front of the fireplace.

<h3heaters">Portable Heaters

Another source of heat commonly used in home is space heaters These portable heaters are great for warming a room quickly, much like the baseboard heaters commonly found in a lot of homes in this county. Running a space heater does require safety measures in order to prevent fires though.

Don’t run your space heater overnight, and always keep it three feet away from any combustible materials. Make sure your space heater is on a flat surface where it won’t get knocked over, and if your heater doesn’t have an automatic shut-off feature when it is tipped, consider upgrading to a new one. Always plug space heaters directly into the wall to avoid electrical surges.

Keep a close eye on the little ones and the furry ones in your home when you are running your heating equipment. Make sure they understand how to stay safe, since it only takes a single accident to cause complete chaos and destruction in your home. Stay cozy this season without the fear of fire.

If you experience fire damage this season, give us a call at SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County for immediate assistance. We’re here 247 when you need us!

Stop Water Damage in Your Home | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

water failing from a sink do to a clogged drain Have water damage in your home? Contact SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County for quick and professional restoration.

A new year means new opportunities to tackle some projects that can make life a little easier. This year, make one of those projects protecting your home from water damage.

By adding a few simple steps into your regular routines, you could lower your risks and save your family money by avoiding the need for costly repairs.

Water is one of the top causes of damage to private property, and a hole the size of a pin can cause complete chaos in your home. Make a resolution you can keep this year and make changes that will protect your home.

<h3causes-water-damage">What Causes Water Damage?

To prevent damage, you need to first know where it comes from. Water leaks can start on the inside or the outside of your home.

Outside, gutters and heavy downpours are common sources, while inside bathroom fixtures and large appliances often cause issues.

Pipes that have aged and worn-out or caulking that has broken down around windows can also lead to excess moisture in your home. When a leak is left unattended, it can result in mold growth or even rotted walls and floors.

Appliances that come into contact with water can begin to rust or stop working all together. The faster an issue is identified and the source is addressed, the more damages can be mitigated.

<h3to-prevent-damage">How to Prevent Damage

It only takes a little water to do a lot of damage, but there are a lot of ways to avoid complete destruction. Finding the problem early is the best way to avoid total losses, and when you are active in prevention, catching a leak will be simple.

To find water where it doesn’t belong, make a habit of checking your bathrooms and kitchen for damp spots or mold growth. When it rains, run your hand along the window seal to check for moisture. Give the kids a giggle by sniffing around the house to check for musty odors.

Take a look at your roof once a month and after wind events. Look for missing or loose shingles, and after a snowstorm moves out, feel for soft spots.

Make sure your gutters are cleared year-round, but particularly before winter storms to prevent the possibility of ice dams forming. Clean the area around the downspouts regularly as well so when the snow does melt it can flow away from your home well.

Use your yard as another way to protect your home. Keep a gentle slope away from your home built by adding soil as needed. This is another area you want to check after one of our snowstorms moves out to ensure there hasn’t been too much erosion.

Incorporating simple steps into your pre-existing housekeeping routines can save your home from damages that could lead to extensive and costly repairs later. Plus, you can pat yourself on the back for finally making a resolution you kept!

Have water damage in your home? Contact us for fast, professional restoration back to preloss condition.

How Water Can Enter Your Home | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

Ceiling with water damage and peeling paint. If you experience any water damage inside your home or business, reach out to SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County.

A slow water leak can go unnoticed for a long time, but you can train yourself to check for signs. When there is too much moisture in an area, the air quality can be lowered, creating a musty and unpleasant smell. You may also notice peeling or bubbled paint, stains or even cracks that could be indicative of water somewhere it is not supposed to be.

Your appliances could also begin to rust if there is a leak nearby. While these are all subtle indications that you have a leak, the most obvious sign of water intrusion will always be a puddle on the floor.

Water damage can run very deep and create serious problems in the home. The more you learn about how to detect, prevent and correct them the safer you can keep your house.

Water Fixture Leaks

Water fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom are common causes of slow leaks. Caulk that has deteriorated or a puncture hole in a water line can lead to water spots around sinks, toilets, tubs and showers.

Check these areas regularly, and correct even a minor drip quickly in order to prevent massive damages. Thousands of gallons of water are lost each year to small leaks, so the faster you act when you spot an issue the less likely you are to need costly repairs.

Water From Appliances

Refrigerators with ice makers or other water lines and dishwashers are two large appliances with a high risk of leaks that could go unnoticed long-term. These leaks often happen underneath the appliance and could lead to serious floor damage and a hefty restoration project.

If you suspect there may be an issue with one of your appliances, unplug it and pull it away from any structures or walls. Check for pools of water, mold growth or any wet spots beneath and behind the appliance. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call us right away to get things handled quickly and correctly.

External Sources

Not all water damage originates from inside the home, though. Slow leaks can come from external sources through windows or doors, or you could experience a destructive flood that happens all at once from a severe weather event.

We have experienced plenty of flooding events in our area over the years. Typically originating from heavy rainfalls that cause our creeks and streams to overflow, these floods have led to streets full of water.

Being in the Hudson Valley means always watching river warnings as well.

Even with all the risks we face, you can manage them to protect your home. You will need to put some steps into action and follow up with them often, but when you do you can rest easy.

Keep a careful eye on your roof, gutters and downspouts. When your gutters are not clear, water can be forced to overflow and create a leak that runs through your roof, walls and into your foundation. Keep them cleaned out, and remove any debris that gathers at the base of your downspouts as well.

Take a look at your windows and doors to ensure they are well-sealed. Loose seals can lead to excess moisture in these entry points that could cause mold growth or other damages to your home.

You can also use your property’s landscaping as a way to keep water out of your living areas. Create slopes away from the base of your house with organic materials. This not only means water rolls away, it can also help absorb heavy rainfalls faster to prevent puddling water that could seep in through your floors. The more action you take to protect your home, the safer you will stay—and the more you can play worry-free.

If you experience water damage inside your home or business, call us247. We have the experience and equipment to get your property back in working order fast

Commercial Water Damage and Your Business | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

10/20/2022 (Permalink)

a zoomed in view of a wooden floor showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County are your local commercial restoration company. We will always be here to help clean up and get you back in business

Water damage can have a huge impact on business, and many times it begins right inside your building.

A leaking roof, burst pipe or failed sprinkler system can result in lost inventory, soaked floors or even closure of your building for an extended amount of time.

External natural causes can also be extremely damaging. Rockland County has experienced flooding from excessive rains, particularly in the spring and fall or after remnants of a hurricane have pushed in. We also have multiple small creeks and tributaries that often overflow when the weather turns wet.

Prepare your business beforehand in order to mitigate as much damage as possible. When you are prepared and an event does occur, you can start recovery quicker and with less overall stress.

Know Your Building’s Layout

In order to best be prepared, get to know your building really well. Learn the layout and where shutoff valves are so that you can move quickly if a plumbing failure or other leak occurs. You should be able to turn off the main water valve and the fire sprinkler system.

Educate your employees on how to do this as well, and make sure there are several people designated to respond to a water event in your emergency plans. Cutting off the source can save you from costly damages later.

Know the Types of Water Involved

If your building does experience a water disaster, it is crucial to identify the source so that you know the kind of water you are dealing with in order to handle the situation as safely as possible.

White water. White water originates from a plumbing failure and is typically considered safe to handle on your own. This kind of floodwater is not contaminated.

Gray water. When a toilet tank or sink drain overflows, it is called a gray water flood. This kind of water is contaminated but not toxic, so it is not considered dangerous to deal with.

Black water. A flood from a storm or a backed-up sewer typically contains contaminated, toxic water. This black water flooding should be handled by a professional only.

Take Action Quickly

During an event, make every attempt to identify the source of water and shut it off as quickly as possible. Create air flow and promote drying by opening any available windows or doors you can safely get to. Make sure everyone in your building is aware of the situation so they can avoid the area.

Once you have done everything you can to stop and mitigate the flooding, start documenting the damages. This can aid in your insurance claim, but it will also help you see areas that may need extra work in order to prevent another event from happening.

Remember to Be Patient

The water damage you can see is rarely the entire problem. Learn to check for hidden signs of deeper damage in order to address them quickly before things get worse. Buckled parts of the floor, moldy framing or soaked wall studs are all red flags that could mean there is more going on.

As soon as your business experiences a water event, call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County. We can respond quickly with trained professionals and industry-leading equipment. We are ready to work with you and get restoration moving.

Drying up after a flooding event can take a week or more depending on how much water your building endured. Stay patient as our crew works on the cleaning and sanitation of your space. We will walk with you through every step, and your business will be up and running faster than you could have imagined.

When disaster strikes your commercial property, we’ll be there to help clean up and get you back in business quickly. Reach out 247 to get started!

Work With Your Neighbors When You Choose SERVPRO | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO crew unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van No job is too big or small. Call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County today to schedule your estimate.

Choosing SERVPRO as your partner for restoration comes with a whole lot. We have certifications, training, experience and industry-leading equipment to handle anything you may face. We have cleaned up after fires, severe weather and flooding of every kind.

We also offer mold remediation, which can save your home or business from structural damages. Even specialized cleaning, like graffiti removal or biohazard cleanup are a regular part of our services.

The best part of what SERVPRO has to offer you? We are local. We are your neighbors.

<h2reasons-being-locally-owned-is-a-difference-maker">3 Reasons Being Locally Owned Is a Difference-Maker

When you are in need of restoration, you want a company that is highly regarded and trustworthy to partner with you and care for the things you love the same way you do. You need a company that is close by, because timing will always be the most crucial part of recovery.

<h4we-can-respond-fast">1. We Can Respond Fast

When you have experienced a disaster, the last thing you want is to wait to get back to normal. Not only do you want to get back into the comfort and safety of our home, but the faster you can start repairs the less damage can be done.

When partnering with SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County, waiting is not something you will have to worry about. We are right down the street, and with 247 availability, we can get to you quickly and start the road to recovery right away.

<h4we-re-prepared-for-local-weather-conditions">2. We’re Prepared for Local Weather Conditions

When severe weather is rolling into our area, we are watching the same forecasts you are. We are preparing ourselves and gathering resources before the storm so we can start working in the community right after the storm.

Most of our crew has lived in the New York area a long time, and we have seen everything the weather has to offer in this part of the world.

We have experience in the long cold winters and heavy snowstorms, as well as the thunderstorms that can leave the streets flooded. We have felt the strong winds that bring down trees. No matter what our weather brings, we are ready for it.

<h4we-know-eastern-rockland-county-front-and-back">3. We Know Eastern Rockland County Front and Back

There are lots of restoration companies out there, but many of them travel to their worksites from other towns or even other states. They come into our neighborhoods unfamiliar with our community and how things work, often needing directions to get to places any local would know.

Our team has worked in just about every township in Hudson Valley, and we know where the local permit offices are in each suburb so we can keep your project moving steadily ahead. We also know how to navigate the complicated roads and can even avoid the most crowded streets and still get to where we are going.

We know our Valley well and can work quickly to get our community put back together after a disaster.

<h2extra-benefit">An Extra Benefit

Our office in Rockland County can handle just about all the disasters you will face, but there is an added bonus to partnering with SERVPRO. We are backed by a brand that is nationally recognized and carries a strong reputation.

When we experience a disaster on a grand scale, we can reach out to our neighboring SERVPRO offices and have extra trained professionals in town within a few hours. With SERVPRO, we do what it takes to put our community back together, no matter what disaster we may face.

When disaster strikes your home or your business, we’re the team you can trust—located right here, close to home. Get in touch today to get started!

Property Protection From Flooding Both Inside and Out | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

a group of residential homes with major flooding in back yards Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County to get the restoration process started right away.

Protecting your home from flooding should be a priority on every homeowner’s list, regardless of location. Damage can happen from even just an inch of water, and any damage will always leave you with a large repair bill.

When you live in an area that is not considered at high risk for flood activity, you may not be eligible for help from insurance companies or federal funding. This makes taking care of your property and mitigating your risks even more essential.

While we may feel pretty landlocked in our part of New York, we have still seen a good deal of flooding over the years. Heavy storms in the summer can leave the streets impassable, and snow melt at the end of winter can turn things sloshy all over again.

It is essential to know not only the risks our entire region faces but to also understand your personal risks so you can put prevention into action.

Protecting Your Home From the Outside

There may be no storm clouds in sight when suddenly rain starts falling so fast and heavy that yards and gutters just can’t handle them. Preparation for flooding should always start on the outside in order to protect your assets on the inside.

Clear your gutters of debris often to ensure water is exiting at the correct points. Look into adding extended downspouts that fit directly onto your existing system as an inexpensive way to move water even further away from your home.

If you have room around the exterior of your home, use landscaping as another way to prevent water from entering your house. Gardens are great at pulling water down through soil and roots before it has a chance to puddle up.

Adding organic materials such as mulch close to your home can also force water away and provide extra absorption to protect the foundation of your property.

Even a few upgrades can make a big difference if you are able to invest in them, including having electrical outlets raised and fuel tanks securely anchored.

While these are fairly involved projects, a simple rain barrel that gathers water directly from your gutter system goes a long way in flood prevention. And as a little extra bonus, it gives you a free source of plant water!

Flood Protection From the Inside

Taking care of big ticket items on the inside of your house like ensuring your foundation is solid and sealing your basement are some of the best ways to ensure your home’s protection and will make a big difference when it comes to damage mitigation.

Sump pumps in the basement that kick water out before it can cause a real issue are also a great way to protect your home. If your home loses power often, a battery-operated pump might be a great choice for you.

In order to protect your home from non-natural flooding sources, there are some easy home maintenance steps you can take that will go a long way.

Pipes are one of the leading causes of water in the home. When plumbing is aged or worn, it can fail, so fix leaky faucets and add checking your toilets, sinks and showers to your regular weekly schedule to stop problems before they have the chance to begin.

You could also consider upgrading your home security to include a leak sensor. This device will alert you when water is somewhere that it shouldn’t be so you can correct it quickly.

Regardless of how it originates, water will damage photos and other paper items immediately. Keep irreplaceable goods stored on a high shelf or in a water proof container. And make sure you know where your emergency plans are as well, so you can call SERVPRO as soon as disaster strikes. We are available 247 to get your recovery started quickly.

Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO today to get your restoration completed faster.

Common Sources of Water Leaks and Damage / SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking down an interior wall of a home A water leak can turn into a big problem. Contact the SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County team if you are dealing with any water damage.

Nobody expects water damage, caused from with in our homes, but occasionally, we have to deal with it anyway.

But knowing the typical places these kinds of accidents may occur is a first (and big) step toward keeping them from happening.

Toilets. The toilet is one of your most-used water sources, and that means that the rubber flapper inside the tank and the valve seal underneath it are prone to wear out and develop leaks over time.

Appliances. Your refrigerator, dishwasher or any appliance that transports water may develop leaks from various hoses or joints. Washing machine disposal pipes are particularly prone to deterioration, and old water heaters have even been known to burst.

Clogged gutters. Leaves fall, dirt collects and debris clogs. These things all happen in your gutters, and when they do, you’ll find yourself with water backing up into your house, either in the roof and attic, or streaming down interior walls.

Roof damage. Your roof really takes a beating, bearing the brunt of harsh, daily sunshine, regular rain and occasional hail. All these things can cause your shingles and flashing to degrade over time.

Pipes. Pipes fail for a number of reasons, from rust to water pressure to faulty joints. Keeping plumbing updated is a real headache-saver. Another scenario that’s harder to catch is the presence of tree roots in outdoor lines.

Blocked garbage disposals or other pipes. You probably know that coffee grounds can clog your disposal—foods like rice and potatoes can, too. Anything that collects into a sludge or retains a lot of moisture can cause backups or blockages.

Taking regular stock of your water systems at home can save you some hassle, time and frustration, and allow you to go to bed pretty confident that your house will be dry inside in the morning.

Learn more about water damage tips.

If a water leak erupts into a big problem at home, you’ve got the best team in the business on your side. Contact SERVPRO today so we can get started.

The Damages a Storm Can Do | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

a large lightning strike off in the distance of a dark sky When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, make SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County your first call.

Severe weather has a way of ruining the day sometimes. When you own a home, you have the double worry of both your families safety and how well your property will do.

Most modern homes can withstand some pretty strong storms; however, sometimes damages just can’t be stopped.

Seasonally, we are faced with thunderstorms, hail and lightning when it is warm, and freezing rains, snow and sleet when it is cold. No matter the kind of storm the season brings, they all create a threat for your home.

The kind of threat will depend on the type of storm moving in, the geographic location of your home and even the landscaping you have on property. The building materials used to construct your home are even a part of your risk factor when it comes to determining the ways you may experience storm damage. And sometimes how you weather a storm simply comes down to luck.

New York weather can present a few different types of risks throughout the year. In the warmer months, we can see strong thunderstorms and even an occasional tornado.

In the winter, we often experience snowstorms and freezes. We need to be prepared for not only these threats but also the possibility of high winds and flooding throughout the year. The more we are able to learn about the kinds of damage we may experience, the safer we can stay.

Wind

Wind becomes a destructive force when it reaches high speeds and pummels buildings with strong gusts. These kinds of winds always come with tornadoes and hurricanes, but even a thunderstorm can pack winds of up to 100 mph.

When wind reaches this kind of strength, it can throw debris around or knock trees over quickly. If a storm moves in with high winds, make sure you shelter in an interior room of your home. Debris can easily pierce walls or break windows when it is thrown about.

You can take the time before a storm rolls in to clean up any loose limbs or rocks in order to minimize the risk of wind damages your home may receive. Be sure to anchor down any furniture and take out any unhealthy trees as well before they can be knocked over.

Water

Water damage is one of the top forms of damage across the United States. A storm, even when it is not severe, can contain heavy rains that create ponding water that can seep through doors or window seals.

If a substantial amount of rain falls and creates saturated soil, the foundation of your home may be at risk as water begins to rise through your floor. This can even create structural damage.

To mitigate your risks of taking on water, consider using any space outside of your home to force water to roll away. Use strategic landscaping to create slopes or consider installing a rain garden. This is a curb-appealing and highly effective way to absorb moisture before it can pool up and create a problem for your home.

You should also keep your gutters cleaned out year-round in order to ensure water moves away from your house. When your gutters are dirty or clogged, water can pool on your roof, which can lead to a leak that affects your home from the top down.

Impact

Another common form of damage that can happen in just about any storm is “impact damage.” Impact damage occurs when one object hits another (or impacts it) as a result of wind or saturated soils. Fallen trees are one of the most common forms of impact damage, and impact damage can be completely destructive.

The best way to protect your home from impact damage is to keep trees trimmed or removed when they are dying or have grown too close to your home.

In 2021, weather caused over $145 billion in damages across the United States. When you take the time to prepare your home and yourself, you can save money and stress knowing that you are riding out the storm as safely as possible.

If your home is damaged during a storm, call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County. We are available 247 to start your restoration faster. Our professionals are your neighbors, and we want to get you back to life as it should be.

When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get your storm damage restoration started faster.

Stay Safe During Severe Weather by Understanding Storm Alerts | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

a red and white severe weather alert sign If you suspect any damage to your home from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County.

Different and consistently changing weather around the nation means different and consistently changing weather alerts. There are at least 42 different kinds of weather alerts from seven different categories. That is a lot to take, particularly as a storm moves in.

Understanding different warnings or advisories means being able to quickly get to safety when it is needed. It also means you can take preventive action now to protect your property and your loved ones.

A general knowledge of multiple weather systems is very helpful, but understanding the most commonly seen weather events here in New York is essential.

How Alerts Are Issued

OK, so that makes us wonder, where do weather alerts come from? Forecasts are predictions, so how is the severity, general location and duration of a storm monitored? There are quite a few items that work together to answer those questions.

The party that handles both creating forecasts and sending out weather alerts is the National Weather Service. There are six regional offices around the nation and over 100 forecasting offices. That means weather alerts are localized and accurate. The office that our weather forecasts often come from is the Eastern Region Headquarters located in Bohemia, New York.

Meteorologists and other employees at the NWS use lots of information to create a forecast, including seismic activity, solar activity, sensors and radar. The data used depends on the kind of weather approaching, but the result is the same: to share an accurate forecast.

The Most Important Alerts to Understand

Gaining knowledge of the alerts that are possible in our corner of New York is important, but it is essential to know the difference between a watch and a warning. This is language that is used in most weather events, such as thunderstorms, flooding and winter storms.

With the issuance of a watch, you should begin prepping for weather to move in that might become dangerous. However, a warning means that a severe storm has been reported and it is time to take cover right away.

Watches are put out for large general areas, while warnings are issued more precisely and often only include a county or city where danger is located.

While knowing the difference in these two types of alerts is helpful, you should also ensure that you understand the common weather that affects our upstate New York communities. Our long and cold winters bring heavy snowfall, which means that we need to understand winter storm advisories, freeze advisories and ice storm warnings.

As spring warms up and the snow begins to melt, we need to be aware of the potential for flooding. Summers bring hot weather that carry the potential for severe thunderstorms and the occasional tornado. This mixed bag of weather means we need to prepare ourselves for the multiple scenarios New York may dish out.

Protecting Your Home During a Storm

Protecting your home and your loved ones starts by understanding weather warnings when they are issued, but there are a few other steps you can take now to prevent damages later.

Maintaining your gutters regularly and securing or storing any outdoor furniture can help prevent flood damage and wind damage before a storm starts. Ensure you have a space in your home with basic supplies for your family to safely shelter in place during a storm, and create an exit plan for when you cannot stay.

Once the storm has moved on and it is safe to do so, check your home for damages, and make a call to SERVPRO. We have 247 availability and want to start your restoration immediately so that we can save as much of your home as possible.

Learn about the different kinds of weather that Mother Nature may hand us here in New York and protect your families and homes. Stay on top of alerts issued all around so that you are ready for the next storm to roll in.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

SERVPRO Should Be Your Top Choice When It Comes to Restoration | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

a group of employees with restoration tools walking away from SERVPRO van No matter what type of disaster you face, SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County is only a phone call away.

Our SERVPRO location is independently owned and operated, so we understand how difficult managing the day-to-day of a small business is. Juggling a huge to-do list while trying to make your company as successful as possible can feel like you are walking on a high wire. If a disaster happens, it can bring everything tumbling down.

You may not be able to prevent, or sometimes even predict, a natural disaster, but you can prepare yourself for ONE. We all know that disasters don’t just strike at the office either, so that means being prepared at home, too.

Creating an emergency plan is a great first step in protecting your property, your business and your life. The American Red Cross has a great website you can use as a starting point to get your plan together. They have compiled data from natural disasters that occur across the United States and how to best protect yourself from each of them.

For more local information on the most commonly occurring disasters that happen here in New York, take a look at the state emergency management website. This will be continually updated when an event is happening across the state, but it is also a great resource for ways to prepare before a storm moves in. You should also bookmark our county’s website so you can refer to it before, during and after a disaster.

If damage strikes your home or your business, or both, it is crucial to get restoration and cleanup started as quickly as possible. The faster your response time, the less serious damage is likely to be. That is why SERVPRO should be your first call.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We have seen many different situations. Disasters that result in the need for restoration are pretty common all around the nation, but every scenario is completely different.

Annually, an average of 14 million homes have the risk of flooding, but when floods occur, the damage to each property will require a unique approach to cleanup. Our team is trained to handle any project regardless of the size or scope of work needed.

We take things one step at a time to ensure an appropriate plan is put into place to get things back to as they should be.

We have 247, 365 days availability. The most important part of disaster recovery is time. When you are able to act fast, you can stop long-term damage from setting in. That means you protect more of your property, and in the end, save yourself money.

If your home takes on floodwater, the damage to soft furniture, fabric materials and even the paint on your walls will be immediate. If water isn’t addressed right away, mold and mildew can set in that will eventually affect the structure of your home. That is why we are ready around the clock to respond to your disaster.

We do more than just basic cleanup. Our restoration services are all-encompassing. We don’t just clean up the storm damage—we take over the entire project.

We will work with you to create a plan, pack your belongings, tarp your roof and even rebuild a room on your house if necessary. We talk with your insurance company so your claim is used wisely in order to make the entire process as painless as possible. We are equipped to handle anything you need, and more than ready to do so.

It doesn’t matter what kind of disaster you experience, SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County has you covered for them all. We have years of training, experience and expertise at our disposal, and along with industry-leading equipment, we will get your property back to normal faster than you could have ever thought possible.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.