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Don’t Let Mold Damage Fester in Your Tarrytown Property

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

microscopic view of mold with the caption “what to know about mold” SERVPRO understands and remediates the many species of mold causing damage to your Tarrytown home.

Expert Mold Damage Cleanup with SERVPRO in Tarrytown is Best

Whether you suspect mold growth or can see visible spots within your Tarrytown property, time is of the essence. Once mold starts to colonize, it can take hold of building materials and interior contents and begin impacting the pertinent structural elements of your building. SERVPRO is here for commercial and residential mold remediation services to help you bring your building back to pre-mold condition. Far superior to DIY cleanup, SERVPRO’s methods get fast, efficient results so that you can breathe easy in your home or business once again. 

Why call SERVPRO to start in on mold damage fast in Tarrytown? As with any restoration, early mitigation and remediation generate the best results. SERVPRO starts right away with an initial assessment so that we can select the right tools and put containment measures in place. Some of the steps you will see us take include:

  • Containment and moisture management
  • Contents cleaning or relocation
  • Surface cleaning and deodorizing

One of the critical puzzle pieces for SERVPRO technicians when beginning any mold cleanup project is determining how the mold occurred. Locating the source of the excess moisture, or root cause, of the problem, is paramount at the beginning of the project. Damp areas and excessive moisture make for ideal conditions that allow mold to colonize and thrive. 

  • The cause of water/moisture damage must get addressed right away; otherwise, mildew and black mold can just come back. 
  • Common reasons for mold development include hidden plumbing leaks, a leaking roof from storms, spills that were not adequately cleaned and dried, increased moisture due to lack of ventilation, HVAC system malfunctions, etc.

Will All the Mold Be Removed Once SERVPRO is Done?

There is no such thing as total mold removal, as microscopic mold spores are all around us at all times. Countless types of mold are present in the air, outside amidst the environment, on the clothing we wear and can come into the home on us or our pets. Any company or product claiming mold removal is false; however, SERVPRO works to thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces to bring mold levels back to minimal levels. 

Know the Possible Hazards from Mold Infestation

You may think that spraying and wiping mold will be enough, but the problem might be deeper seated than you think. Some of the issues that come from mold development include:

  • Further colonization – Once you suspect mold by smelling it or seeing visible patches, know it can multiply. If you do not address the moisture and colonies, mold reproduces and creates even more costly damage. It can also become dislodged and move into unaffected areas of your home or business. 
  • Daily life interruption – Nobody likes foul, musty odors, but a mold problem brings just that. Rather than living with mold and the potential harm it causes to your building, you can have skilled IICRC-Certified mold remediation technicians from SERVPRO go through and ensure all surfaces are carefully inspected and cleaned. Your interior will get the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval.
  • Structural issues and loss of contents – A significant concern with mold damage is the impact on porous materials, including contents, building materials, and structural components. Failing to address mold growth adequately the first time leads to secondary damage and immense materials degradation.

Should mold damage repairs be required, SERVPRO removes unsalvageable materials so that trusted area vendors and contractors can replace them to make it “Like it never even happened.” All surfaces and spaces get treated with EPA-registered cleaning agents, antimicrobials, and deodorizing methods. 

Contact us at SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford when you require help with commercial or residential mold damage. You can reach us by calling (914) 358-9000 or requesting help online.

The Things Fire Restoration Helps Fix in Tarrytown Properties

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damage before and after photo Fire damage restoration for your Tarrytown home should be handled by SERVPRO. We are here 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Offers Handy Fire Damage Solutions in Tarrytown

Excessive heat and flames consume materials reducing them to ash and soot. Several other changes also develop within the property. Fire restoration removes the destroyed materials and repairs the salvageable ones for a Tarrytown property to regain its preloss state.

Executing fire restoration in Tarrytown homes is challenging because you might miss some damages or cause new problems. Prior knowledge of what the renovation process should fix can help prevent such negative outcomes. SERVPRO provides a highly experienced team that can address all fire-related issues.

Likely problems after a fire include:

  • Melted, warped, or damaged pipes
  • Damaged electrical system 
  • Compromised air ducts
  • Warped trim and floor

Since most utilities, including electricity, water, and HVAC systems, are turned off during the fire, it is easy to miss or overlook the fire's effects on them. Such oversight can lead to severe future problems like leaks or electrical mishaps. Our SERVPRO technicians help strip off the electrical system, including cables, outlets, and lights. We also check whether water is flowing well through pipes. We can also use thermal cameras to check for hidden leaks in pipes enclosed in walls.

Restoring Pre-loss Conditions After Fire Damage

Some of the problems left by the fire may not be that severe, but they are inconveniencing. For instance, if you keep tripping over a raised part of the floor or if the doors or windows no longer fit in properly, you will not enjoy staying in your home as usual. Residue smells, and particulate matter also diminishes the indoor air quality making it uncomfortable to stay indoors. Our SERVPRO crews consider your general comfort when doing restoration, thus taking action to resolve situations that might inconvenience you. Our SERVPRO technicians perform controlled demolition to remove warped floorboards and door or window trim. We also take action to restore air quality by running air filtration devices on the property.

Essential filters in an air filtration device

  • Pleated filters
  • HEPA filters
  • Activated charcoal filters

SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford is a reliable partner to call when you need fire damage restoration services. Call us at (914) 358-9000 for assistance. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Importance of Mold Inspection in Tarrytown Properties

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

mold growth along wall and baseboard SERVPRO's techs are highly trained to remediate mold damage. Call us at the first sign of an infestation.

SERVPRO Confirms Mold Damage Effects in Tarrytown Homes

Among the damages that can affect homes, mold stands out because of its unique characteristics. First, factors you may consider harmless such as moisture interacting with the numerous organic materials in the house, cause the contamination. It also tends to thrive in concealed areas. Mold inspection is a reliable way to identify the contamination source and spread patterns at your Tarrytown home.

Because of the clear signs contamination usually exhibits, the primary goal of mold inspection at your Tarrytown home should not be to identify whether there is mold. Even a casual observation can reveal discolored patches, flaking paint, and musty odors that indicate the likelihood of microbial growth. An inspection helps reveal the best course of action to contain growth and restore the affected materials.

Helpful actions against mold

Before taking any corrective action, understanding the contamination dynamics is essential. Since moisture is the main contributing factor, it is vital to establish possible moisture sources and whether they are active. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced tools to inspect suspected areas to identify leak points and moisture spread patterns. Moisture meters and thermal cameras are convenient for this purpose.

Inspection Eases Mold Remediation

Mold readily develops in wall and ceiling cavities. Remediation in such cases requires demolition to remove the panels on the surface and filler materials such as insulation within the cavities. Demolishing and reconstructing entire rooms is costly and time-consuming. However, if such demolition is restricted only to affected areas, the inconveniences and costs are minimized. Our SERVPRO technicians can take the necessary actions to facilitate targeted remediation by identifying the affected areas and opening them up for cleaning. Drilling small exploratory holes is one non-invasive way to confirm where the colonies have spread.

Useful equipment for such remediation

  • Drilling equipment
  • Borescopes
  • Negative air pressure machines

SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford performs mold inspection and remediation for satisfactory outcomes. Call us at (914) 358-9000.

Unforeseen Issues Arising From Water Damage in Dobbs Ferry Homes

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Leaking appliances cause water damage Water damage restoration for your Dobbs Ferry home needs the help of SERVPRO. We are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Streamlines Water Restoration in Dobbs Ferry

Once a pipe bursts or a dishwasher malfunctions, water readily flows, reaching unwanted areas where it soaks into materials, causing problems like staining and rusting. After your Dobbs Ferry home is affected, you might not realize the potential for the water damage metamorphosing into something else, creating problems that you might not anticipate.

When you seek help in addressing water damage at your Dobbs Ferry property, it would be advisable to involve a professional who can handle the evident and unexpected issues. The level of experience and how well equipped the restoration service is are some guiding principles to ensure you get adequate services. SERVPRO is locally owned and operated but with national resources, so we are capable of addressing all moisture issues.

Typical advanced problems include:

  • Moisture transfer from condensation
  • Contamination when water is from a clean source
  • Severe deterioration like rot or delamination

It is common for water to spread once it leaks. For example, gravity forces it to flow towards the lowest points in the house. However, the damage can spread from lower areas like the floor to elevated ones like the ceiling. Wicking occurs as moisture migrates to dryness. Evaporation and condensation are most likely to cause this issue. If the restorer only uses fans to help quicken drying, the evaporated moisture might condense once it reaches cooler sections of the house. Our SERVPRO technicians ensure drying is balanced by setting up a dehumidifier to manage the humidity vaporized by air movers.

 Clean Water Contaminates Property

The clean water you use to cook or clean can precipitate contamination once released into your house. When water stagnates or materials remain wet over time, microbial growth processes set in, leading to the proliferation of bacteria and fungus. One typical sign that contamination is developing -- bad odor or mold growth.

Actions that limit contamination

  • Expediting extraction within the first 24 hours
  • Thoroughly drying wet materials 
  • Applying biocides on surfaces

Expediting extraction has another advantage since it limits the time moisture interacts with materials. If left submerged, wood rots and composite materials disintegrate while carpets delaminate.

SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford takes care of all water damage in a home “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (914) 358-9000.

Professional Fire Restoration Services Are Available in Tarrytown

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

smoke and soot in bedroom Smoke and soot cleanup by SERVPRO provides Tarrytown property owners with a great fire damage restoration result.

Recovering a Tarrytown Home After a Fire Is Possible Thanks to SERVPRO

Fire damage varies in severity and extent. Homes and businesses alike are vulnerable to accidental fires that require professional services to move forward. Having the staffing with the expertise and equipment available to address the multiple needs resulting from a fire in a home is crucial, and SERVPRO can help you with that. Prompt attention from a certified team is the first step in minimizing the damage to your home's contents and the building itself.

For fast action and thorough fire restoration services in Tarrytown, SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to respond to your call. The key to our success is our technical knowledge, which we learn and refresh with leaders in the fire and smoke damage restoration industry. The modern equipment we house in our business is also crucial, and we dispatch it as soon as we receive your call. When fire strikes, taking a do-it-yourself approach can be harmful and allow for secondary damage to escalate and create a bigger and more expensive problem.

One of the reasons our SERVPRO staff excels at its job is that we understand that not all fires are created equal. Their origin and path through the home help us decide on equipment and cleaning solutions necessary to return your residence to pre-fire conditions. Some of the most common culprits of a home fire include-

  • Electrical malfunctions- keeping your wiring in good shape and promptly addressing any electrical issues can help prevent a destructive fire.
  • Human error- We often see fires happen because a candle was left unattended, or a space heater sparked a flame. Always be vigilant of your actions to avoid starting a fire inadvertently.
  • Kitchen fires- grease fires require a specific approach to emulsify and eliminate the sticky residue they leave behind. Always prioritize safety and don't leave the stove unattended to avoid accidents.

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is at your service when you call us at (914) 358-9000. Our staff puts all its expertise to work for you until your home feels "Like it never even happened."

Understanding Mold Removal in a Tarrytown House

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

photo of fuzzy mold SERVPRO understands and remediates the many species of mold causing damage to your Tarrytown home.

Signs of Mold Damage in Tarrytown Require Swift Action

Signs of mold in a Tarrytown home may not be alarming at first, but homeowners should take them very seriously. Detecting discoloration in your walls, a musty smell, and even some black spots should be enough to prompt you to call a team specialized in handling mold removal and restoration. Failure to address the spread of mold quickly can translate into a costly and time-consuming endeavor, so taking quick action is your first line of defense when mold appears.

In Tarrytown, mold removal services are within reach when you call our team of experts at SERVPRO. Our staff is certified in mold remediation and can guide you through the process, including mold removal, application of anti-microbial solutions, and discarding unsalvageable items. Just place a call and answer a few questions to get us started, and we take care of the rest. Our staff is ready with state-of-the-art equipment to help handle your emergency.

Many of our clients try to tackle mold on their own, which can provide short-term relief. But it isn’t until our SERVPRO crew arrives that the problem is put under control. Upon arrival, our team performs a thorough inspection, including looking under your floors and even cutting through your drywall to detect mold colonies growing unseen. Other steps we take include the following-

  • Setting up containment zones with plastic sheeting and even creating negative pressure chambers where mold cannot travel easily. This step helps stop cross-contamination.
  • Cleaning your air with HEPA filters and air scrubbers to eliminate microscopic mold particles.
  • Spreading anti-microbial solutions to prevent a recurrence of mold in your home. Keep in mind that mold always exists in a home, and the goal is to keep it under control as complete elimination is not a reasonable expectation.

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is your resource when mold spreads and grows inside your home. Call us at (914) 358-9000 and let us leave your house “Like it never even happened.”

Do you know enough about Lead Paint?

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

child touching a window with pealing paint Young children can unknowingly peel off lead paint and accidentally eat it

Some facts about lead paint:

  • Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
  • Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. 
  • Lead can cause health effects to adults and the elderly.
  • Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead. People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips. Lead dust is often invisible.
  • Projects that disturb lead-based paint can create dust and endanger you and your family.
  • In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard.

Does your property contain lead?

Older homes, older child care facilities, schools, and other buildings are more likely to contain lead-based paint. Homes may be private, government-assisted or public housing. They may be urban, suburban or rural. 

Percentage of homes likely to contain lead:

  • Built between 1960-1978 = 24%
  • Built between 1940-1960 = 69%
  • Built before 1940 = 87%

What can you do to protect your family from lead in pre-1978 homes?

  • If you rent, notify your landlord of peeling or chipping paint.
  • Clean up paint chips immediately.
  • Regularly clean floors, window sills, and other surfaces. Use mop, sponge, or paper towel with warm water and a general all-purpose cleaner or a cleaner made specifically for lead.
  • Thoroughly rinse sponges and mop heads after cleaning dirty or dusty areas.
  • Clean or remove shoes before entering your home to avoid tracking in lead from soil. 

Source: SERVPRO "What You Need to Know About LEAD PAINT" Brochure.

One Week Left to Donate! Feeding Westchester

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow can with "Food Drive" written on it Last Week to donate!

There is only one week left to donate to Feeding Westchester through our First Annual FOOD DRIVE!

You can drop off your items directly to our office located at 1000 N. Division St. Suite 11A in Peekskill, NY 10566 


you can donate monetary gift through our fundraising website just click Feeding Our Neighbors Fundraiser

Food Drive Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM

Please drop off non-perishable food donations in the food collection bin located inside of our office

All donations will be delivered to Feeding Westchester at the end of the drive.


  • Brown or White Rice
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Canned Meat/Fish
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Canned or Dried Fruit
  • Canned Meals

When looking for food to donate, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Non-perishable items only. Please no fresh produce, prepared foods, refrigerated, or frozen items
  • No glass containers
  • No pre-opened items
  • No items past date printed on label
  • Look for labels that list the following:
    • Low sodium
    • No sugar added
    • Reduced sodium
    • Lite
    • No salt added
    • Unsweetened
    • 100% fruit juice

If you cannot donate food, please consider donating monetary gift directly through our fundraising site Feeding Our Neighbors Fundraiser 

If you have any questions or need help finding our office, please give us a call at (914) 358-9000 and mention it's in regards to the Food Drive!

First Annual Food Drive

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow can with "Food Drive" written on it Food Drive held from Monday June 21st to Friday July 9th

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is holding its First Annual Food Drive for Feeding Westchester!

The Food Drive will be held from Monday. June 21st until Friday, July 9th

Food Drive Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM

Food Drive Location:

1000 N. Division Street,

Suite 11A

Peekskill, NY 10566

Please drop off non-perishable food donations in the food collection bin located inside of our office

All donations will be delivered to Feeding Westchester at the end of the drive.


  • Brown or White Rice
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Canned Meat/Fish
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Canned or Dried Fruit
  • Canned Meals

When looking for food to donate, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Non-perishable items only. Please no fresh produce, prepared foods, refrigerated, or frozen items
  • No glass containers
  • No pre-opened items
  • No items past date printed on label
  • Look for labels that list the following:
    • Low sodium
    • No sugar added
    • Reduced sodium
    • Lite
    • No salt added
    • Unsweetened
    • 100% fruit juice

If you cannot donate food, please consider donating monetary gift directly through our fundraising site Feeding Our Neighbors Fundraiser 

If you have any questions or need help finding our office, please give us a call at (914) 358-9000 and mention it's in regards to the Food Drive!

Residential Cleaning Services

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

employee in white PPE gear SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. 

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is being called on by numerous home owners and property managers to perform the necessary bio remediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we're here to help - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.

We know how stressful and unpredictable this time is, but we will get through this together and in the meantime we will be here for you!

Contact us by phone or email for any additional information or to schedule a cleaning!

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford

(914) 358-9000

1000 N. Division St.

Suite 11A,

Peekskill, NY 10566 

Dry Ice Blasting

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

CO2 pellets dry ice diagram

Dry ice blasting is a revolutionary blasting method that uses dry ice pellets (CO2 in solid form) as the blasting material. The process is very environmentally friendly and provides a fast and effective alternative to traditional methods of cleaning. Dry ice blasting is one of the best ways to restore properties that have smoke or fire damage. Dry Ice blasting is ideal for the restoration of wood, concrete, brick and building materials because it’s fast, dries instantly and leaves little or no residue. It is very efficient with the removal of smoke, mildew, smell, mold and other damages without causing deterioration of the surface. 

A faster and more effective process for remediation and restoration 


A Dry Cleaning Process: Dry ice blasting is a completely dry process because dry ice pellets consist of CO2 and vaporize immediately on contact with the surface to be cleaned. 

No Waste Disposal: The system produces no waste products. Only the coating that has been removed remains to be disposed of, and this can usually be swept or vacuumed from the floor. 

Environmentally Friendly: Dry ice blasting is completely non-toxic and no hazardous chemicals are used. Costs connected with the disposal of blasting materials and solvents are saved. 

No Abrasion: Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive and therefore surfaces are treated very gently. Wear and tear resulting from the use of steel brushes, scrapers and other blasting materials is avoided. 

Improved Production Quality: Dry ice blasting often allows for your production equipment to be cleaned while in operation without a need for dismantling or costly downtime. 

Learn how our team is here to help with this revolutionary technology! 

We are Cleaning Experts

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford, 914-358-9000

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford, 914-358-9000


Commercial Building

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Office building

SERVPRO® of Tarrytown/Elmsford spends a lot of time doing post construction clean ups for commercial buildings such as libraries, ambulance cores, fire departments, and churches. It is important for us to do what is best for the business.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO® Tarrytown/Elmsford

SERVPRO® of Tarrytown/Elmsford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s training facilities to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us today at 914-358-9000 to schedule your no cost walk through for all your building needs.


2/18/2021 (Permalink)

Two technicians cleaning ceiling


SERVPRO is a Franchise company with over 45 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon. 

You may be aware that SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is part of a Franchise System that has been helping make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened," since 1969. But did you know that system has grown to include more than 1,700 Franchises in North America? 

Wherever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, you can count on SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford to respond quickly.

Call our office at (914) 358-9000 or send us an email to to speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members!

1000 North Division Street,

Suite 11A 

Peekskill, NY 10566

Don't let STRESS in!

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Technician speaking to customer

Experiencing Any Kind of Loss in Your Home or Business Can be Very Stressful.

No one wants their lives to be flipped upside down due to a water or fire loss. Many customers dread the thought of having to deal with another contractor to get their lives back together after a fire or water loss. SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford provides a One-Stop-Shop to help homeowners feel less stressed. 

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford understands there is a lot of stress that can come along with any kind of loss in your home. It is our goal to help minimize the interruption to your life and make everything "Like it never even happened." 

  • SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties. 
  • SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford can lower your stress by limiting the number of contractors you have to deal with.
  • SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford also specializes in the reconstruction of your property after a fire or water loss. 

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding to any size disaster with 24-hour emergency response. Contact us today, at 914-358-9000, to see what SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford can do to help you!

Serving Adjusters and Their Clients

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Two men standing in front of SERVPRO van

Serving Adjusters and Their Clients

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford's job is to reassure the customer, perform quality service and to report to you quickly. We know your job is to interpret the policy and adjust the claim... and not to deal with problems from vendors! Working together we strive to save you time so you can focus on priority files, while having complete control of every loss you are assigned. 24-hour emergency response, damage mitigation, loss assessment, and an electronic file are available to you within hours. SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford Franchise Professionals’ documented, measured performance increases value to you and your shareholders, managers and customers.

Hard-earned results have made SERVPRO leaders in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. The SERVPRO System is geared to achieve customer satisfaction and mitigation results, adding to your company’s competitive advantage.

Call SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford at (914) 358-9000 or email us directly at and let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Document Restoration Chamber

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water affected documents

Document Restoration Chamber

List of Services

Vacuum Freeze Drying

  • Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
  • Sublimation
    • The direct conversion of a solid (ice) into a gas (water vapor), without passage through a liquid stage.
    • Take dry ice for example. Dry ice is made of carbon dioxide, not water. When dry ice is exposed to normal atmospheric conditions it begins to sublimate, it turns directly from its solid stage into its gaseous stage bypassing the liquid stage.


  • With the new age of technology digitizing records and documents has become a standard practice in most industries. This eliminates the need to have massive file storage rooms and allows us to access records at the click of a button. If your file rom was damaged by water, or smoke, and need to be cleaned, or dried, or decontaminated, digitizing might be a good choice to eliminate the need to have hundreds or even thousands of documents and records in storage.  

Gamma Irradiation

  • High-energy photons are emitted from an isotope source (Cobalt 60) producing ionization (electron disruptions throughout a product). In living cells, these disruptions result in damage to the DNA and other cellular structures. These photon-induced changes at the molecular level cause the death of the organism or render the organism incapable of reproduction. The gamma process does not create residuals or impact radioactivity in processed products.
  • Gamma irradiation is a process that is used for cleaning/disinfecting, and decontaminating documents or other consumer goods. 
  • In a CAT 3 situation (Sewage or Flood water) documents are not only deteriorating but are also infected with all types of bacteria. In most storm situations you are dealing with CAT 3 water, therefore most of the affected documents that you will encounter will be contaminated. If this is the case than de-contamination is always a must.

Certified Destruction

Air ducts and HVAC Units

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Duct Cleaning Man looking into the HVAC unit

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminants.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on duct cleaning contact your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional today. With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, there’s a SERVPRO Professional nearby and ready to serve you.

From Mitigation to Reconstruction- We've got you covered!

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Finished storage room done by our reconstruction team.

Did you know that our team at SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford provides reconstruction services? In addition to the cleanup and restoration services we provide, we also have a qualified reconstruction team ready to get your home or business back to its preloss condition. 

Our team can provide service starting from the initial damage mitigation to the reconstruction. Having one qualified company to do all the work you need is convenient and may help you keep costs down. After our pros are done with drying out a home or removing smoke-damaged materials, we can put homes back together just like they were before the damage occurred.

Whether you are looking for reconstruction services due to a loss or just looking to remodel your home, SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is here to help! From drywall to flooring to painting and much more, our reconstruction team has you covered. Call us today to learn more about all the services we offer. 

The People

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Our amazing technicians and office staff!

A fire in your business, regardless of the size, can be overwhelming. You can regain control quickly to avoid disruptions in your business functions, possibly even closure. Trained in the cleanup and care of your business and equipment, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will arrive onsite within four hours of loss notification to begin mitigation services understanding timely response could prevent business closure and revenue loss. Communicating the extent of damage, indicating how the damage may be handled and providing reassurance are some of the initial steps taken to begin restoration process.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer a variety of services including: 

    1. Smoke and soot removal. 
    2. Water removal and dehumidification. 
    3. Document and equipment restoration.

Proper Removal of fire, smoke, and water damage can prevent further damage, such as lingering odors, mold growth and permanent equipment damage.

Service Response Guidelines 

  1. Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact to arrange for a service. 
  2. Within four Hours of a loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be On-site to start mitigation services. 
  3. Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

What is an ERP?

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Give us a call today to set up an appointment at 914-358-9000. It’s quick, easy, and no cost to you!

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." 

-Benjamin Franklin

If a disaster strikes, are you ready with a solid plan for your place of business? Are you equipped with information to handle a disaster remotely? Do you have vital business data and emergency contacts right at the palm of your hands?

If you answered no to any of these questions, it’s time to be proactive and get prepared. Luckily SERVPRO® of Tarrytown/Elmsford has you covered. With our Emergency READY Profile or ERP you will be able to handle any disaster remotely right at the palm of your hands. Our ERP comes in form of an app that can be downloaded right to your smart phone. The app can hold all of your emergency contacts, specific instructions, and can be shared with all important members of your team.

We offer this very handy service for FREE.

Why free you might ask? Well, SERVPRO® is a national sponsor of the American Red Cross' Ready Rating program, and as a part of our community service, we are helping local business prepare for disasters. Our mobile app is a way to help you get started and in the event of a disaster we at SERVPRO® of Tarrytown/Elmsford would hope you consider us for service, but it’s not a requirement.

By working with SERVPRO® of Tarrytown/Elmsford to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order and minimizing the amount of time your business is inactive hence saving you money.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment at 914-358-9000. It’s quick, easy, and no cost to you.

How Does Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Differ From Janitorial Cleaning?

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a level of clean that goes far beyond janitorial and carpet cleaning. How you ask? SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford has experience dealing with biohazardous contaminants in the past and we have multiple EPA approved products.

Due to competitiveness in the industry, janitorial services usually employ people at minimum wage. One might think that gives them an edge but would you want an untrained, minimum wage person attempting to do this correctly in your house or business? We wouldn't. Our technicians have a high degree of training and experience performing hazardous type work, whether its bio-hazard or even our typical mold work. Our people definitely make a difference!

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s: 

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers, and community.

Our process follows CDC and specific product recommendations so it may not be "ours" but we do own the correct equipment to do the job. Using a fogger is not a beginner's task and we have a long history of utilizing PPE too. How many janitorial companies have a Chemist on staff?

We have SERVPROXIDE...#100 SERVPROXIDE is a Hospital Grade EPA Registered water-based disinfectant. It contains the active ingredients of stabilized chlorine dioxide and quaternary ammonium chloride. It also contains a biodegradable, non-hazardous blend of surfactants to help solubilize the microbial proteins which allow the active ingredients to oxidize and kill the microbe more efficiently. #100 SERVPROXIDE carries the EPA’s lowest toxicity category and is NSF certified for direct food contact surface use. It has a wide spectrum of applications on both porous and hard non-porous surfaces. In addition, it has an extensive efficacy list which includes norovirus, rotavirus, and adenovirus. Finally, it is a strong and robust disinfectant without the safety issues of other disinfectants that have comparable kill claims.

We have some other great products available as well! Here at SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford we like to warn people about the dangers of using bleach. Mixing bleach with other products may cause serious health problems especially when mixed with ammonia, vinegar, or any other acid type cleaning material. Bleach can be toxic to every living being and our environment.

Lastly, unlike janitors and general cleaning services, we are licensed and insured to perform biohazard, mold, water, and fire cleanups.

About Us: As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford is always ready to help with your restoration needs! Joseph and Denise Comilloni have been working hard to make sure every customer’s property damage is remediated with the highest quality possible since 2005. They have lived in this area their entire lives and have been involved in the communities they serve. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford provides 24-hour, 7 days a week, residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster© , with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. Our mission is to help minimize the interruption to your life as quickly as possible and make it  "Like it never even happened." Why Choose Us SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford has extensive cleaning experience in both Residential and Commercial buildings. Training SERVPRO Technicians have been OSHA Safety, Water, Fire, Biohazard, and Mold Remediation Certified. In addition, our Technicians have received comprehensive training for CODVID-19 proactive and confirmed cleanings. Experience SERVPRO of Tarrytown has an expanded background in CODVID-19 cleanings. From cleaning Emergency Response Vehicles to Residential Homes to Commercial Buildings; SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford has always been here to help. Documentation Unlike many Remediation Companies, we make sure to carefully document all our cleaning restoration activities. All this documentation is available to you once the work has been completed. Products and Equipment All our cleaning products are EPA registered and CDC approved. We utilize a wide variety of tools and equipment to apply our products which helps ensure a swift and thorough application of cleaning and disinfection products. Some of our application methods include ULV Fogging, Electric Spraying, and a Foam Application. Speed and Efficiency Due to our wide range of training and experience, we can perform CODVID-19 proactive and confirmed cleanings in a timely and efficient manner. We will carefully document every stage of the cleaning and disinfecting process. Call us today to learn more at 914-358-9000.