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Building Cleanup

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

General Building Cleanup Condition of the building before our team went in.

At SERVPRO of Orange, Sullivan & So. Ulster Counties we understand the frustration that comes with damage to your home or property. This is why we work hard to ensure our customer’s satisfaction above all else. When looking at the picture you can see that this property faced a number of different issues that caused them to call us. The floor suffered water damage that led to a number of other issues. Our crew went in and used their SERVPRO tools to help get rid of the water and other damage the property suffered. We used air movers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers to remove all of the water on the property. Then we went back in and cleaned what we needed to in order to restore the property back to the desired state. 

Biohazard Bathroom Cleanup

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard Bathroom Cleanup Bathroom tiles after our services were provided.

Here at SERVPRO we take pride in our long list of services we provide to our clients. On this list is bio hazardous damage removal and restoration. These types of jobs are a sensitive topic but we at SERVPRO of Orange, Sullivan & So. Ulster Counties are always up for any type of job where it’s possible to give the customer a sense of relief and satisfaction. Not pictured here is where the blood on the floor of the bathroom was. The removal of this should only be done by trained professionals. Our crew went in with the proper equipment and tools they needed to remain safe while simultaneously fixing the damage. Pictured here is the tiles after our job was done. You can see the tiles have been restored to working conditions and no longer look like damage had ever taken place there to begin with.

Mold Remediation in Bathroom

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Orange, Sullivan & So. Ulster Counties we take pride in the long list of services that we provide. We are willing to help anyone that needs our help as a means of alleviating the stress they are going through.  As we have said time and time again mold is among the list of problems you do not know you have until it is brought up to your attention. Mold reproduces in dark areas usually exposed to some kind of water or dampness. No one wants mold in their life so it’s our job to make it so you’d never know the mold was there to begin with. You can see in the picture on the left that the ceiling has spots of darker coloring. This is primarily where the mold was reproducing. Our crew went in with the proper SERVPRO tools needed for mold remediation and made it “Like it never even happened.”

Your home or business had a fire... Now What?

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your home or business had a fire... Now What? We are always here to help no matter what.

The first 24 hours after fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO of Orange County can help prevent fire damage from creating long term problems.  

Under normal circumstances, within one hour from notice of a loss, a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange a service.  Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO professional will be on site to begin mitigation services.  Finally, within eight business hours, a verbal job briefing will be communicated to the appropriate person.  

Until a trained professional arrives, there are several things you can do to lessen long term damage.

  • Limit movement in the home or business to prevent further damage.

  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent more soiling.

  • If electricity is off, empty refrigerator and prop doors open.

  • Wipe soot from chrome on faucets and appliances then protect with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.

  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces.

  • Do not attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.

  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire or water.  

SERVPRO of Orange County's professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property and belongings are restored to preloss condition when possible.


With over 25 years of experience, our highly trained professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you make the fire in your home or business “Like it never even happened.”  Call us at 845-342-3333.

Shed Fire

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Shed Fire Shed fire that caused damage to another shed on the property.

Outdoor fire damage can sometimes happen very unexpected. When we arrived onsite and met with this insured, he was very upset about his shed burning to the ground because of all the memories he kept safe in the shed. SERVPRO is the company to call when you want someone to help walk you through the process. It is not always an easy situation to go through belongings that have burned and will not be able to be saved. 

SERVPRO not only cleans up debris and homes but we can also clean up outside debris from a fire. The steps that will be taken at this home are to inventory what we can, dispose of the items that are non-salvageable and try to clean the items that we can save. Unfortunately this is not always how it works. Sometimes there is nothing to save. 

We are a team that is there to help during any size disaster. Call SERVPRO, we are always here to help. 

Commercial Mold is Serious

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Mold is Serious This is the mold found on a wall of a commercial building in its utility room after water heater broke.

In certain large buildings undiscovered water damage could be unfound for a long period of time. There are certain areas that could even dry before being discovered. The photo with this blog shows an area showing after they had a small leak in one of the many boiler rooms. It is important to have checks daily on the areas where water damage could happen. Regular maintenance should be done on all machinery and equipment in the commercial building. You should also always have a plumber on speed dial just in case water damage arises. If this happens, the quicker you fix the damage; call SERVPRO to begin drying, the less secondary damage you may have. This building in the photo did not do their checks and balances. Once they had a large water damage that started coming down the hallway is when we discovered the mold growth behind the walls in the utility room.

Be Prepared, Have an Exit Plan

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Be Prepared, Have an Exit Plan Important arrows marking the exit plan.

If you are a building owner with tenants or a property manager, you should always have an exit plan in case of a serious fire or water damage in the building. Part of the plan should be multiple exits for all occupants of the building and a meeting spot for each group of people. There should never be a question when an emergency arises where people should go and what to do. It is very important to have your occupants, staff or visiting persons apprised of this information and is prepared. The details of these plans should be both a visual drawing and written directions. If you are able to, the building should have arrows marked on all areas where the exit plan is activated. For example, take a look at the photo. Never forget, SERVPRO is always here to help in case of an emergency in your commercial building.

Unknown Water Damage Turned Mold

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Unknown Water Damage Turned Mold Mold found behind furniture after water heater burst.

Sometimes you may have water damage in a basement that you do not go into very often. Make it a point, set an alarm, to check your basement once a week. In the photo, this is a basement that does not get checked very often. The only way the homeowner found out something was wrong was when there water stopped getting hot during the day. When he entered his basement he noticed that the water heater had a slow leak that finally broke causing a large amount of water throughout the finished basement. After they called SERVPRO, we inspected the basement thoroughly to make sure we had a full understanding of what needed to be done. SERVPRO is fully licensed in New York State to handle all Mold Remediation Projects from start to finish.

Second Homes Not Visited Often Turns to Mold

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Second Homes Not Visited Often Turns to Mold Mold across the entire ceiling of this mountain home after visitors where not there for four weeks.

Many people in New York State have secondary homes in the mountains that only have visitors during the summer or parts of the winter for winter sports. Secondary homes should always have someone checking on the house at least once a week for the entire time that there are no visitors to the home. This will help avoid a situation like in the photo of this blog. This is a ceiling inside a beautiful mountain home that had sudden roof leaks after a large wind storm. When the homeowner arrived back at the home after four weeks away, there was a substantial amount of mold throughout the entire home. Since this was found in the summer, the humidity in New York caused the mold growth process to speed up and caused the whole home to be affected. We were able to start the project quickly and get the homeowners back into their gorgeous mountain home for the summer.

Dandelions and Mold

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dandelions and Mold Mold is like Dandelions

Did you really think Dandelions and Mold had a lot in common? Believe it now, they really do. SERVPRO tries to educate their customers about mold and how it spreads easily. Think back when you were a child, you were walking home from the school bus, picked up the one Dandelion in the lawn and blew all the little seeds flew all over the grass. The next day, you start walking back from the bus; there is magically thousands of Dandelions now throughout the grass. Mold is like Dandelions; once you put air onto mold it will start to spread. This is why at SERVPRO we do not ever spray mold or Hepa Vacuum quickly. This will push the mold spores throughout the home or office and cause mold to spread to unaffected areas. If you find mold in your home or office, consider calling the professionals at SERVPRO first and they will help you through the process.