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Charring on Beams in a Old Country Home

Hidden Charring

How would you feel if you bought a house, wanted to remodel it and when you start taking down the sheetrock and notice charring throughout the entire house on the structural beams? Our wonderful customers from New York called upon SERVPRO® to help with remediation and restoration in the house and bring it back to its original state. Hard to think that the structure is actually sounds, but engineers deemed it as being okay. This week we have been doing the demolition to get all the beams exposed so that we can get ready to media blast. For this job we are using Garnet Medium, that is restoration grade. Garnet Medium is used for a wide variety of blasting applications. Used in both dry and wet abrasive blasting. Garnet Grit offers high performance and recyclability. The hardness and bulk density make this media ideal for general purpose surface preparation. Follow us for the progress on this job next week. 

Crew Member training layout

SERVPRO® Training Day!

SERVPRO® of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties offers training on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week to keep our crew up to date on the latest SERVPRO® News. Today the crew is going over software applications. One software application that we use is called DryBook. This software, is a mobile application for the crew to photos, notes, and scope items for the jobs that they are doing. 

Man on a excavator demoing a building

SERVPRO now offers demolition of affected buildings.

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is NOW OFFERING demolition of affected buildings. Let us know if you want to demo your structures. 518-677-3444

Crew on a ladder pressure washing a house with flowers in the front.

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties adds Pressure Wash to their list of Services.

SERVPRO is proud to announce that we are adding to our list of services. One addition to the list is Pressure Washing. Now that the weather is nice in Rensselaer and Washington Counties, we offer pressure washing of houses, business structures, sheds, garages, barn, patios and more. Give us a Call Today! 518-677-3444

Crew Member Fogging bathroom

SERVPRO does Thermal Fogging!

Today we are out at a home in Wynantskill, NY taking part in a thermal fog treatment to deduce the odors caused by burnt food, grease fires, pet odor, and much more. The way the thermal fogger works is its able to permeate even the toughest-to-reach spots. The mixture attaches to the odor particles and absorbs them, thus neutralizing any odor. 

Crew Member Extracting Water from a Basement

Spring Time Extraction

Once Spring time comes in the North Country, we are faced with heavy water from the winter thaw.  We see a lot of homes in our area that suffer from outside water entering their homes. This particular home is located in a flood zone. The house has 3 sump pumps in place and even those couldn't keep up from last winters thaw out. 

Crew Member Hauling Debris with Full face mask on

Getting rid of Mold Carpets.

SERVPRO's crew member is Lake George, removing mold carpets from a hotel room. As you can see, he is where a full faced respirator and heavy duty gloves to protect himself from any hazardous materials. 

Crew in Full PPE cleaning up mold debris

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is back in Lake George.

SERVPRO'S New York State Mold Remediation Specialists are back in Lake George, undergoing mold remediation for a hotel. Part of our mold remediation process is crew safety. You can see in this picture our Crew Member is donning full Personal Protection Gear including, White Tyvek Suits, thick latex gloves and full faced respirator. We believe it is always safe to don full ppe during mold remediation. Give us a call for any questions on our Mold Remedation Process! 518-677-3444.

Servpro Crew learning about carpet cleaning

Training Carpet Cleaning at SERVPRO

Today, SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is training the crew the proper way to do the carpet cleaning. This carpet was by far the worst and it actually create a great opportunity for the our young crew to learn the ins and outs of carpet cleaning. 

Basement Full of Contents

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington are Contents Tracking Machines

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties are masters at making sure personal contents are handled with care. It is our job to understand how valuable personal contents are to our customers. For peace of mind, SERVPRO is teamed up with a program called Contents Track. We are able to take pictures, assign an item as salvageable or unsalvageable, and establish reports to document our tracking and the personal belongings. If you are in need of a company to handle your personal contents because you had a water loss or fire, give us a CALL NOW! WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

Demolition of Floors in Hoosick Falls NY

DEMO DAY at SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties

Today is Demo Day! One our crews favorite part about any water job. These hardwood floors could not be saved and we are pulling them up to dry the home out and get rid of any un wanted water buried underneath the floors padding. Give us a Call! 

Coronavirus/BioHazard

Here to Help

We can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! At SERVPRO, we're trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. Call 518-677-3444 or email us at office@SERVPRO10299.com to see how we can help clean you home or business

SERVPRO Convention Event - image of employees posing with Jay Hinton

Convention Time!

This year's Annual Convention was a special one! It was held in sunny Sacramento, California. We celebrated 50 years of making history as a cleaning and restoration company. We look forward to implementing all we have learned!

Bring your dog to work Capital Region New York - image of man with dog

Bring your dog to work!

Meet Zoey, our newest addition to our office staff at SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties! She is a lab/golden retriever mix and our Marketer, Tony’s sidekick! Her favorite things to do while Tony is out marketing are to watch squirrels and woodchucks out of the office window. She loves to sit, shake, and speak for treats! Research has proven that having dogs in the workplace helps to lower stress levels. We just love having Zoey as a member of our SERVPRO family!

North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties Jobs

Join our SERVPRO team!

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is looking for our next team member to help in Water Mitigation, Fire Restoration, Mold Remediation, and Carpet Cleaning. Exceptional work ethic could lead to advancement opportunities. If this is a job you are interested in, please email us your resume or request an application at office @ SERVPRO10299.com

drying equipment for flood restoration

Professional Drying Equipment

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties uses the best of the best drying equipment to help dry out your home or business after storm and/or water damage. We are prepared and ready to help 24/7 with our emergency services at (518)677-3444. We use industrial air movers, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers to help your home or business get back to “Like it never even happened.”

Beautiful Day in the Capital Region of New York

Beautiful Day at SERVPRO

It's a beautiful day at SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties! Give us a call today for your water, fire, or mold restoration needs. Our services also include carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, and odor removal. We are happy to service both residential and commercial properties 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Give us a call today at (518)677-3444

Roof Damaged from Winter Storms

Summer Home Roof Damaged from Winter Storms

This homeowner found the roof of their porch collapsed at their summer home from the heavy snow and ice melt on the roof, from the winter storms. Because this was an unattended summer home, the water sat for a long period of time and had the potential for mold growth. Once our trained technicians completed the mitigation, we sprayed an antimicrobial solution to prevent any future mold growth. Has your summer home suffered from water damage? Call SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties at (518)677-3444

commercial fire restoration

Consultation Meeting

Our production manager John having a discussion with a commercial operations manager to come up with a plan on how to move forward with a large commercial fire that happened at a local college. Communication is key for organization and efficiency on any size loss. Have questions? Call SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties, available 24/7 at (518)677-3444.

Cleaning Soot and Smoke at a North Rensselaer County Home

Cleaning Soot and Smoke at a North Rensselaer County Home

A puff-back occurs when a furnace misfires and pushes smoke and soot throughout a home. This Rensselaer County, NY home experienced a puff-back this spring and the walls and ceilings needed to be deep cleaned. The aftermath of a malfunctioning furnace puff-back can leave walls, ceilings, carpets, furniture, drapes, and contents coated with a film of smoke and soot, sometimes throughout an entire home. SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties uses similar methods and cleaning products for a puff-back used in cleaning a fire damaged home.

If your home experiences a furnace puff-back, call us today – (518)677-3444

24 Hour Emergency Flood, Fire or Mold - image of SERVPRO vehicle parked outside

24 Hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is always ready for your call for any size disaster. We are available 24/7 to help. Even if you just have a questions, give us a call a (518)677-3444

Rensselaer County in New York - image of soot webs

Soot Webs

This Rensselaer county residence suffered from soot damage to their home from a malfunction in their furnace. This is what we call a “puffback.” These webs look a lot like cobwebs or spider webs that formed in corners of the basement, but are actually not related to cobwebs at all. These webs are called soot webs and form when ionized soot particles stick together in chains.

Personal Protective Equipment Restoration Albany NY near me - employee in PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority at SERVPRO North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties! PPE should be worn when handling any hazardous materials. In this case, our technician was called to a fire clean up and is wearing PPE to protect themselves during the demolition on this job site.

Flooding Water Damage

Flooding Water

As spring approaches, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are warming up. Although this time of year is nice and refreshing, it is the perfect environment for flooding from the combination of the increase in rain showers and the snow melt from the warmer temperatures. SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is always here to help with any of your residential or commercial water damage needs.

No disaster job to big or small

No Job Too Big or Too Small for SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is ready to help your residential or commercial property with any size disaster. You never know when a disaster may strike, so we are available 24/7 to assist you. Call us at (518)677-3444 and we can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Upstate New York ice melts causing flood damage

Snow Melt Results in Flooding

With spring approaching and the snow quickly melting, SERVPRO of North Rensselear/South Washington Counties is prepared and ready to assist with any type of water damage that may occur in your home. No job is too big or too small for our technicians! Call us at (518)677-3444

Secondary Home Affected by Mold

After a severe cold spell and the pipes broke in this secondary home, it created the perfect environment for mold growth. Mold thrives on moisture and quickly grows into colonies when exposed to water. When the homeowners arrived to check on the home this spring, they found the home covered in mold. A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated.

If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties– (518)677-3444

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is just one call away!

SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties is locally owned and operated in Camrbridge, NY. We provide 24 hour emergency services, 7 days a week. We are always there to help with your fire and water clean up and restoration needs. To learn more, call us today at (518)677-3444

Soot and Odor From a Furnace Backup

When a furnace backed up in the basement of a North Rensselaer County home, the outside vent forced soot and smoke onto the lawn of the home. The smoke odor in the home needed to be treated with a deodorization method called thermal fogging and all the laundry was washed for the homeowner to help remove the smell.

Winter Storm Results in Ice Dams

With all of the snow we got this winter and the fluctuation in the temperatures, many NY and VT residents experienced ice dams. This photo is an example of water damage from an ice dam where the water traveled through the window, due to the backup of melting water from ice on the roof. 

Mold in Basement Albany, NY

Mold in Basement

When SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties was called to a Rensselaer, NY home that had significant mold contamination in the basement, our trained professionals sprayed the basement with antimicrobial solution to help prevent future mold growth. Mold thrives in an environment with moisture. If you have a mold problem, call us at (518)677-3444 to begin the remediation process!

Mold Remediation Safety - Troy, NY

Mold Remediation Safety

These signs are one of the many safety measures we used during a recent commercial mold remediation job. We use personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with hazardous materials, such as mold. These signs ensure the safety of others by making them aware that PPE is required if you need to go through these areas. 

equipment for restoration and cleanup of water damage

Equipment Setup

This is an example of just some of our equipment that we use for restoration and cleanup of water damage. Industrial grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers help to create airflow to aid and speed up evaporation of water and moisture. If a fire, water or mold disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties at (518)677-3444. We will respond 24/7 and are trained and dedicated to make any disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Rensselaer Fire Damage Restoration

Rensselaer Fire

The fire at this home was caused by an electrical fire. We removed the charred ceiling to expose the studs behind for any cleaning that may be needed, and came to find this large beehive!

Severe Mold Damage Clean Up - Troy, NY

Severe Mold Damage

Most mold damage phone calls are for minor issues in an attic or basement. This was an abnormal situation where the house sat empty for a long period of time with no power. Due to no power, the sump pump was not running and the standing water in the basement created mold throughout the entire home.

Soot Removal with Soda Blasting

Soot Removal with Soda Blasting

Soda blasting is a process in which sodium bicarbonate is applied against a surface using compressed air. Soda blasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint & varnish stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, oil removal, and in this scenario soot remediation.

Mold Damage Can Cause Health Problems

Mold Damage

This picture is from a home that had been affected by extreme water damage. If wet materials are not taken care of immediately, mold will begin to grow. In this case, the house sat for a long period of time without being dried, which made for the perfect growing conditions for mold.

Flooded basements in Capital Region of New York

Flooded basement

We try to explain to our customers the importance of fixing the cause of water intrusion before mitigation begins. Most insurance companies do not pay for secondary mitigation when initial mitigation has already been started. This job site did not have their source properly fixed causing even further damage.

Thermal fogging - Eliminate Smell from House Fires

Thermal fogging

Have you ever wondered how we are able to remove that stubborn smoke smell out of a fire damaged home? One of the many ways we remove those smells after fully cleaning the structure is by using a hot thermal fog. This deodorization process recreates the fire in the home using a deodorizing fog using solvent cleaning agents to remove those stubborn smells in a home and get into all the pores of the materials of the home to remove the smells we cannot remove by just cleaning. Thermal fogs are pairing agents, meaning they chemically react with odors and residues and eliminate odors rather than just masking them. This process is very effective for deodorizing a fire damaged home.

Water Extraction Service for Flood Emergencies

Water Extraction

Water extraction is key in drying out and saving carpet in any structure. If the water is not extracted properly and in a certain amount of time it may not be able to be saved due to delamination and bacteria growth. By using a truck mounted extraction machine we were able to extract this carpet thoroughly and in a sufficient amount of time. Due to the extraction we are able to remove 80% of the water from the carpet and then set up drying equipment to dry the last 20% that cannot be extracted. This allowed us to reduce dry time and save the carpet in this commercial water loss.

Averill Park New York freeze up from jacuzzi flood

Averill Park freeze up

A third floor Jacuzzi tub supply line froze and flooded an entire home. With so much excess water, it found its way through the eaves to the outside of the house and froze do to the extreme cold. The ice started almost 20 feet off the ground and was about 3 feet thick in some areas!

Wood Rot in NY

This photo was taken in a vacant house that had been left sitting for 2 years. When the new homeowners took it apart, it was discovered that water had been leaking in through the windows, and the wood was rotting. Good thing we were there to help!

Water Damage in Rupert, Vermont

Water Damage in Rupert, Vermont

After a pipe burst in a Vermont home, the water froze under the house due to extremely low temperatures. We were able to use an outside heating source which melted the ice, and we were able to dry the sub-floor.

Fire in Southern Vermont

Fire in Southern Vermont

Due to an electrical shortage, this family's home was damaged by a fire. We worked quickly and efficiently, and were able to salvage the home. After our cleaning was complete and rebuild was done, they were able to move back into their home.

Cambridge, NY SERVPRO Crew

The Crew is All Together!

We finally got everyone together for a crew photo! We are working hard to get ready for our big move to Cambridge, NY so we can serve our community better.