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The Seamless Way to Get Your New Paltz Business BACK to Business After a Disaster

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee dressed in full white PPE utilizing a water extractor machine in a business office. There's no need to call anyone else when your business has suffered any sort of disaster. No matter what and when, we'll handle it all!

Commercial property disasters always have a way of happening. Some can be biohazards like viral illnesses, some accidental, some due to appliances or electrical issues, some weather-related and some due to back-ups. COVID-19 exposures, storms hitting hard, pipes breaking, structural problems from flooding, electrical fires occurring, sewage drain back-ups happening are all problems that occur more often than you think in Ulster County.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is ONE phone call away to get you back to business quickly following any kind of damage. Our experienced LOCAL professionals offer countless and customizable strategies for disinfecting, cleanup & restoration services for any type commercial property, no matter the size or the damage.

Our teams are ready and always here to help, 24/7. Having been a local business since 1992, our pros have extensive experience at restoring commercial properties to preloss condition in an effective and efficient manner. We understand how crucial it is to get back up and running as soon as possible and will work directly with your insurance and with your schedule and/or restrictions to get the cleanup, disinfecting, mitigation and restoration done right the first time.

If you’re concerned or have questions in regard to COVID-19 preventative-based cleaning services and having a plan in place with us for sanitizing your business for confirmed exposure cases, we’re the only call you need to make. We’re certified in biohazard remediation and our products are approved by the CDC and the EPA for effectiveness.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is also Large Loss Response Team certified. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. We have a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you.

Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

It doesn’t matter what size business you have; a disaster is a disaster and the interruption can be detrimental to you and your employees. Let us help you mitigate the damages quickly to get back on course for success and back to business fast

Everything you need to get back to business, "Like it never even happened."

Call 845-255-4334, our teams are always ready to help 24/7.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration for Your Ulster County Business

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

An image of a fire with heavy smoke in the stairwell of a commercial building Planning in advance for a fire at your business is highly recommended to help the reopening process go quicker.

If your business or commercial property has suffered a fire, there are many things that you as the owner will need to consider as you work towards getting the doors reopened again. It is crucial that you implement a reopening plan quickly so you can get your business operating, minimizing your lost revenue and the overall impact of a fire on your business—but as you do this, there are several special considerations to think of.

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is the leading commercial fire restoration company, we are experienced, certified and well-versed in all the things you must consider as you pursue the full restoration of your commercial space and we are here to help you navigate a challenging time. Read on to learn more about how we can help you get back to business quickly.

Thoughts for Reopening Your Business After a Fire

How Large Is the Restoration Job?

Depending on your industry and the size of your commercial space, a fire restoration job may range from a few hundred square feet to a full warehouse and administration areas, so it is important that you choose a restoration company that can handle any size job you bring to them. Fortunately, our elite Commercial Large Loss Division that is well-versed in commercial restoration jobs of every size and here to support you every step of the way. No job is too large or too distant, our emergency response teams are strategically placed throughout New York so no matter where the disaster, you can count on us to be there.

How Will I Handle Insurance?

As a business owner, you already have some different types of insurance in place, but you should always be sure to have adequate fire coverage for your business, whether you own the building or rent a space, as fires are one of the leading causes of business closures. If you do have a fire, contacting your insurance company immediately after safety is restored is key, so you can begin the process of filing a claim as soon as possible. If you work with us for restoration, we will work directly with your insurance company on your behalf throughout the process, one less thing to have to worry about while your business recovers.

How Soon Can I Reopen?

While every fire damage is different, reducing the amount of time your business has to remain closed after a fire is your main priority, and ours as well. We understand that time is absolutely of the essence when your business must remain closed for restoration, so we will work quickly to get the restoration done as soon as possible.

If you have a fire at your business, do not hesitate to give us a call at any hour. Call us 24/7 for a rapid response, we’re faster to any size disaster!

How to Arm Your Ulster County Business for Quick Recovery from Water Damage

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

An image of a black computer keyboard with dirty water pouring onto it from above Prepare your business to recover quickly from water damage!

Water damage of any variety at your place of business can happen to anyone at any time. It’s rarely convenient, never at a perfect time and always tricky to determine. Water damage can be as simple as a toilet overflow, plumbing problems or an appliance malfunction but can also be as complicated as a full-on flood, a sewage back up or stemming from fire damage. 

Making sure that your business is as resilient as possible to water damage is a vital way to anticipate, protect your investment and be sure you are prepared.

Ways to Lessen the Impact of Water Damage on a Commercial Level-

  1. Look into Purchasing Flood Insurance 

Don’t wait until it’s too late that flood insurance is not included in their commercial policy—and depending on the extent of damages, this can be devastating. The National Flood Insurance Program set up through FEMA provides coverage to businesses to help them recover, and even if you are not in a known flood plain, it might be worth considering the addition of this to your policy just in case. If that isn’t an option for your situation, talk to your insurance agent about other ways you can amp up your business coverage in the event of a water problem.

  1. Back Up All of Your Files

Digital filing or paper filing, it’s important that you have everything essential saved in a safe and accessible spot. A sudden flood or a burst pipe can wreak havoc on both paper filing systems as well as office computer equipment and that can be impossible to recover if they become fully submerged in water. Determine the best process for your business to back up its data and keep up with this regularly to make sure you have most recent copies of everything.

  1. Get Going on a Restoration Plan

One of the best things you can do is ensure that you are able to start on the restoration process quickly is to have a plan of restoration. This will be a big help in preventing mold growth and other secondary damages from occurring. Be sure you have done your research regarding commercial restoration providers in your area and call them as fast as possible after the damage to your business and get the restoration process started right away. The quicker the better in this case. Removing water, drying out the structure and mitigating other damaged areas as soon as possible will greatly decrease the chances of secondary issues that will become far more costly to handle.

If you are ever in need of commercial restoration for water damage, we are always here to help. Our certified water damage restoration teams are on standby and ready when you need us at 845-255-4334.

We’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”

How to Evaluate Your Disaster Preparedness as a Kingston Business Owner

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

A man's hand controlling a dial with the words "stop, start" and an arrow pointing to "disaster recovery plan." Investing in disaster preparedness for your business will allow for a smoother recovery in the event of a disaster!

Planning for all potential risks for your business is a wise undertaking for an owner, especially when planning ahead for a natural disaster. For those that are not prepared, natural disasters can be extremely detrimental, causing a loss in revenue and extensive damages to the structure.

By investing in disaster preparedness, you can set yourself up for a smooth recovery following a disaster.

Identifying all potential scenarios may seem intimidating, which is why we recommend that business owners focus on three main categories—insurance coverage, evacuation planning and a restoration plan—to make sure everything is fully considered.

Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, many business owners are dismayed to learn that their commercial insurance does not provide as much coverage as they thought that it might. General commercial policies are often not set up to cover the extensive damage a disaster can cause, often excluding flooding and revenue losses explicitly from what is included.

Your Emergency Plan and Supply Kit

When a natural disaster is on the way, you often will not have much time for a reaction. By planning ahead, you will know exactly what to do and can do so quickly. Consider the risks that are the most likely to impact your business, such as fire or severe weather, and tailor your plans with these in mind. Planning for evacuating quickly is crucial, but do not forget to pack an emergency kit for the event that you and your staff must stay put and await assistance.

Your Plan for Restoration and Recovery

Taking measures to reduce the time that your business is closed in a disaster’s aftermath is the best way to limit the negative impacts that it has on your business. Choose your commercial restoration company ahead of time so you can call immediately following a disaster and begin the recovery process. You may also be eligible for disaster recovery assistance thanks to the Small Business Administration, so it is worth looking into that as well.

If your business has been impacted by a disaster, you can contact us 247 for guidance on how to begin the commercial restoration process.

Does Your Staff Know What To Do In An Emergency At Your New Paltz Business?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

An image of an Ipad and an Iphone with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready App displayed on each Get emergency help for your business in the palm of your hand!

Emergencies that affect local businesses can vary in extremes from storms, flooding, fires, technical issues, winter extremes to health hazards and structural issues. The very definition of emergency is “a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.”

As a business owner, you know who to call and where things are in case of a crisis, but do your employees? Let SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz help with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).

We know how important it is to be ready for whatever happens, that’s been a cornerstone of our company for over 28 years, that's why we are working with local businesses to develop an easy tool with all vital building information, contacts, access locations and photos. This valuable information is free to all businesses and can be completed as both a mobile app for on the go and a convenient binder to keep at your company location.

What is it?

A snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency. It includes:

  • Photos of utility shutoff locations and descriptions (water, gas, alarms, etc.)
  • Emergency Personnel Contact Information
  • Emergency Protocols (locations, exits, management notification, processes)

Why do it?

  • It’s FREE! We do the work for you!
  • Concise and comprehensive tool that has all vital information in one spot
  • Easy to understand and read for all personnel
  • Access Available 24/7

We have completed over 700 Emergency Ready Profiles for other local businesses in the Hudson Valley area. Let us help you be prepared; you never know when disaster may strike! 

Call our office today at (845)255-4334 for more information and to schedule your onsite profile!

The Clear Solution to Keeping Your Ulster County Business Open

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

An image of a woman with cup of coffee inside a cafe with the words 'Peace of Mind' and the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned logo Let our professionals help keep your Ulster County business clean, sanitized and Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz's defensive cleaning program gives your business a clear path forward by providing your staff, customers and clients ongoing safety and confidence.

Since businesses have reopened in areas like New Paltz, Kingston, Saugerties, Kerhonkson, Rosendale and Highland, the expectations of visitors, customers, clients and employees who come into our establishments have changed and staying safe and well is the top concern.

The facts are simple: 89% of consumers are concerned about returning to brick and mortar businesses and 40% cite cleanliness as a top concern.*

SERVPRO has developed a program to help keep your business at the new higher standard of clean that is now expected. This pandemic has redefined what it means to be clean and we’ve created a strategy no matter what type or size of business you may have.

Introducing: Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes far beyond what your staff or janitorial services can do.

By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher quality cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

We stand on over 25 years of LOCAL experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water and mold, our professionals are trained and experienced in bio-hazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC and local authorities. 

Multiple products in our SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. Taking the utmost care while applying disinfectants, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as our communities continue to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

As a business owner, these are the times of high stakes. You want to partner with a trusted company who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and proven remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities.

Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a customized program to meet your needs. This protocol will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch-areas, foot traffic and congestion points.

Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products and always adhering to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience and certifications and go well beyond the scope of work that a regular janitorial staff can do. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.

 **In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 

Certify - Once your property has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will receive proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. Additionally, we will maintain the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean. Your clients, customers and staff will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this high standard. They are looking for safety and confidence that they are entering a clean environment in your local business.

Whether you’re interested in preventative cleaning measures or dealing with a confirmed exposure, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even after we’ve adjusted to the new normal in the communities and neighborhoods, we call home.

Call SERVPRO today at (845)255-4334 and let us help you with a higher standard of clean.

* THE HARRIS POLL CONDUCTED ONLINE ON BEHALF OF FAST, BETWEEN APRIL 28 AND APRIL 30, 2020. ABOUT 2,048 U.S. ADULTS AGED 18 OR OLDER PARTICIPATED.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned experience.

Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Winter Weather Will Be Knocking on Your Saugerties Business’s Door Before You Know It, Are You Ready?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a commercial plowing vehicle driving through a business parking lot on a snowy day Make sure your Ulster County business is winter-weather ready!

If you own or operate a business in Ulster County, you’ve probably learned to never underestimate the power of Mother Nature. Most of us remember one horrible winter storm after another, layers of ice that never seem to melt, deep freezes lasting for weeks on end and rock salt and puddles inside your business that you can never seem to get rid of. 

Protecting and preparing your business for the winter is as vital as your home. Here are some great tips to help prepare your business for the upcoming winter:

-Check your property for downed tree limbs and branches. Any type of debris that been tossed around, signs or decorations that have become unsecured can be potentially dangerous when winds hit. Weather such as wind, rain, ice and snow can cause all sorts of things to become projectiles which could cause damage to the property and possibly a person.

-Examine the property's walkways and parking lots for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazards, trip/fall hazards like lifted concrete, potholes and cracks and make the needed repairs quickly to keep those areas free and clear (this is a good idea all year long). Adding any snow or ice to those already tricky conditions can lead to far worse and liabilities you can try to avoid.

-Inspect all handrails, doorways and frames, stairwells and entry ways to address and correct potential slippery or dangerous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present. Have this area inspected and cleaned several times a day in the snowy/icy months to avoid rock salt accumulation and hazardous puddles. Make sure any potential leak areas have the water diverted away from foot traffic spots.

-Consult a roofer for an inspection, accumulation of ice, water and snow can make for big water damage problems. You’ll want to look for leaks, tears, missing shingles or holes. Don’t forget about gutters, downspouts and roof drains, keep them free and clear of debris as well. Water damage from the roof can make for a large interruption to service if you have multiple floors of water issues.

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW.

-Ask SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz about starting a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business. All the vital information about your business in case of an emergency, right at your fingertips. Call us today at 845-255-4334.

If you end up dealing with any kind of damage to your business, call our experienced professionals 24/7 and we’ll get you back to preloss condition efficiently and effectively!

Kingston Commercial Restoration Services after a disaster- like no one else can- SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

An image of a flooded warehouse with boxes and contents sitting in puddles of water. When disaster strikes your business, trust the leaders the commercial damage restoration. Call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz 24/7!

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz has been locally owned and operated since 1992 with all areas of property restoration and remediation being the cornerstone of our business.

Our certified restoration professionals have years of experience with properties of every type and unique spaces are our specialty. We are an IICRC certified firm with an A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

From fire and smoke damage to water, sewage or biohazard problems and full reconstruction, we can handle whatever damage you’re dealing with. We understand that every single day counts, we’ll respond quickly and work with you, your staff and your insurance company quickly and efficiently from startup to restoration completion to get your business back to preloss condition.

Apartment buildings, warehouses, small specialty shops and large chain stores, our teams have the expertise as well as state-of-the art technology and equipment to handle it. No two damages are the same, so we’ll create a customized strategy to success. Whether it be a small affected area or a large portion of the building, our experts will get you back up and running, “Like it never even happened.”

We’re staffed with a live person 24/7 for all emergencies, no matter the day or holiday.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is also Large Loss Response Team certified.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are always prepared for the unpredictable.

Why SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is the Preferred Water Damage Restoration Company in Ulster County

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

A photo taken at night of 3 SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of a commercial property handling water damage on the top floor. Day or night, SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz will remediate any water damage!

No matter what type of business you operate, SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is always ready to help! Locally owned and operated since 1992, our professionals are trained and certified to restore your unique property quickly and effectively so you can get back to business faster.

Our experts have extensive experience at restoring commercial properties to preloss condition in efficient manner utilizing the latest equipment and technology. We understand how vital it is to get your business back up and running as soon as possible, so you can count on us to have live staff and restoration technicians available around the clock to help cleanup and restore any kind of water damage.

Our teams of professional restoration and remediation technicians are extensively and continuously trained and certified by the IICRC to handle the remediation of all damages as well as the reconstruction afterwards, no matter the type and no matter the time.  All of our staff is trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints or utilizing your insurance protocols.

Being centrally located, our offices and warehouse have the specialized equipment and resources to get to your location quickly to help minimize the damages and get your Kingston, New Paltz, Highland or Saugerties property back in business!

We are Large Loss Response Team Certified

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are always prepared for the unpredictable.

Should your Ulster County business or commercial property experience fire, water, sewage or any kind of storm damage, we’re here to help. Keep our number in your phone, (845)255-4334.

Tips to Avoid Electrical Fires in Ulster County Businesses

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

A power strip loaded up dangerously with too many electronics plugged in to it This is a huge fire hazard that most business owners don't think about. Use safe electrical practices in your business.

Most business owners in Kingston, Highland, Saugerties and New Paltz are likely familiar with the fire codes in order to make sure their business is as safe as possible. However, outside of fire codes, there are still necessary fire safety steps to take. 

If your building contains an office where many electronics are in use, educating everyone on electrical safety is a great fire prevention strategy.

Electrical Fire Safety in the Workplace

As a business owner, it’s imperative to do your part for fire safety and educating your employees so they can do the same- go hand in hand. Have your property regularly inspected by a licensed electrician and keep an eye out for areas that could use the installation of additional outlets, so you are not relying too heavily on power strips or extension cords in their place.

Additionally, the majority of electrical fire safety tips involve cord management and the safe usage of electronic devices. Here are some tips you can share with your employees to make sure they are practicing electrical safety throughout their day-to-day tasks:

  • Do not overload outlets or power strips with several electronics at one time.
  • Do NOT plug a power strip into another power strip.
  • Place all power strips in areas that are well-ventilated, in order to disperse heat.
  • Never tie knots in electrical cords.
  • Cables should never be placed under carpets or rugs in the workplace.
  • Make sure that grounded cords are not used with ungrounded outlets.
  • If a cord or cable is frayed, don’t use it
  • Always unplug cords by the plug instead of tugging the cable.
  • Don’t try to handle plugs and cables with wet hands.
  • If you see smoke or smell burning, stop using the electronic immediately, get your manager immediately, this could become a fire.
  • Alert your supervisor to any outlets that have loose-fitting plugs.
  • Extension cords are not a long-term solution. Have an electrician install another outlet if needed.

 If your business is dealing with any kind fire/smoke damage, SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are only a phone call away. Contact us at any hour to receive a rapid response to your restoration needs.

Do You Have A Disaster Plan in Place for Your Ulster County Business? Here’s Why You Should-

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

A booklet on a desk with the title "Business Continuity Plan" surrounded by a cell phone and office desk accessories You can't prepare your business too much in the event of a disaster, the more you do, the better off you'll be!

With a disaster plan in place for your business in Ulster County, it will help increase your chances of reopening quickly after an emergency- if you’re able to re-open at all.

Putting a plan in place that covers your emergency protocols from beginning to end will allow you to better prepare for any situation and make sure your business can survive even the worst of situations.

While every disaster is different, having general protocols in place you can better prepare for anything that could occur.

What to Consider When Setting Up an Emergency Plan for Your Business

-PREVENTION FIRST. While certain things like natural disasters will be out of your control, there are emergency scenarios you can prevent to some extent, including fires and some types of water damage issues. Be sure your business is up to code, conduct regular evacuation drills and have frequent seminars with your employees about workplace fire safety procedures.

-Double check and check again that your insurance is where it needs to be. Commercial insurance will often fall short in situations of emergency, which is why many business owners might want to consider purchasing coverage for specific scenarios such as flooding or an interruption in income. If there’s a sump pump in the basement, make sure you have the most up to date information regarding insurance for sump pumps.

-Keep your records safe. If your records are destroyed in a disaster, your recovery might become much more difficult than it needs to be. Protect your records by creating digital backups or storing physical papers in a secondary location so that way you do not lose everything if your business is damaged. In the event they are water damaged, SERVPRO has document drying options that can be considered.

-Keep your contact information up to date and secure. Being able to contact your employees, vendors, insurance company, tenants or landlord and other parties vital to your daily operations after a disaster is critical. Be certain you have everyone’s contact info, that it is accurate and that it is stored in a safe place. This way you and other employees can get in touch with everyone easily in case of a disaster scenario.

If your business has been impacted by a disaster or emergency, you can count on us to help. Our team of restoration experts has extensive experience with commercial properties, and we can help you at any hour.

Contact us today for a guaranteed quick response, we're always here to help.

Why SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz’s Commercial Restoration is Key for Ulster County Businesses

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green drying equipment set up throughout a commercial utility room. Put SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz at the top of your list for commercial property restoration!

It’s important to have a restoration plan in place for your businesses in Saugerties, Highland, New Paltz or Kingston, in case of an unforeseen disaster or damage. FEMA’s most recent report states that at least 40% of businesses fail to reopen following a disaster event,  so being able to have restoration services respond right away, no matter the hour, can make a big difference in how quickly your business is able to recover and everyone can go back to normal.

If you are looking for a commercial restoration company to help you recover, here are some of the things that set SERVPRO ® of Kingston/New Paltz apart from others.

-We are industry leaders with a variety of experience and knowledge, and available 24/7 to respond to your call after damages occur.

-We Have Years of Experience Remediating and Restoring a Variety of Building Types

-Some of the commercial buildings we can tackle restoration for include:

  • Small and large office buildings
  • Schools
  • Apartment complexes and rental properties
  • Industrial plants and warehouses
  • Restaurants, hotels, retail operations and other customer-focused businesses

Regardless of the type of building or business you are operating in, our certified professionals will be able to help you quickly recover.

We Can Help With Any Type of Commercial Damage- With our certifications and expertise, we are able to help with a variety of damages to commercial properties. Our technicians are trained according to IICRC standards and can handle fire damage,  smoke odor removal, water damage, storm damage, sewage and mold remediation and plenty of other scenarios that you may need to help your business reopen.

No Commercial Restoration Job Is Too Large for Us- We are proud to be a locally owned and operated restoration company, but we also have the benefit of having the SERVPRO family and other franchises behind us for larger restoration tasks. In the event of extreme damage or a large-scale disaster, we work with other SERVPRO owners across the country to obtain extra resources, additional technicians and more equipment—in short, we can handle any disaster, regardless of the size.

If your property needs restoration, we are here for you 24/7. Contact us at any time, we’re faster to any size disaster and will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Is Your Saugerties Business Prepared For a Disaster?

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

A large SERVPRO semi truck parked at a commercial building Too many businesses can't reopen after a disaster, follow these tips to be prepared for anything!

As a business owner, the last thing you want happening is your business not able to re-open after a disaster, whether natural or not. Being prepared well in advance can help in a multitude of ways and scenarios. Creating a disaster plan is the smartest and safest way to keep your Ulster County business above ground and your employees safe.

The top 3 things to consider when developing a plan:

-Providing protection for your staff

-Safely securing assets

-Getting your business up and running again quickly

FEMA and Ready.gov have excellent resources and checklists that will help you assess current preparedness as well as how to be as prepared as possible.

Remember the key factors:

-Safety: evacuation routes, exits, alternate shelters

-Protection: Structural areas, roofing, windows, upgrades to the building if needed. Equally as important- Inventory lists, network and data control safeties, vital documents and information, back up measures.

-Back to Business: Disaster funds, insurance coverage, service providers, contractor relationships, government and local authorities.

Establishing relationships with service providers like SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz can take a lot of worry off your mind. Should you ever experience a disaster of any kind at your property, our remediation experts can handle it all and work directly with your insurance company so you can focus on getting back up and running quickly. We’ll help make the damage "Like it never even happened."

Why You Should Prepare Your Saugerties Business for a Disaster

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

An image of a pen and an Emergency Preparedness Checklist It's crucial to have an Emergency Plan in place should your business ever suffer a disaster!

Experiencing a disaster as a business owner can be a major issue. There are so many questions about what to do and how to recover, with the priorities being to ensure everyone’s safety and to continue operations as quickly as possible. 

To avoid being overwhelmed and uncertain after a disaster strikes, it’s best to have a plan in place now for how you would handle a disaster that impacts your business. Planning ahead can reduce the damage a disaster causes, keep your staff safer—and most importantly, help you reopen more quickly after the danger passes. Here’s how: 

Reduce the Damage a Disaster Causes to Your Business 

Disasters can cause major damage to businesses even when the owners do everything right. Accidents happen, weather occurs, but a little bit of planning can help reduce the losses:

*Make copies of important documents and keeping them in a secure, offsite location so you don’t lose anything critical due to flooding, fires or other scenarios.

*Creating a technology-focused disaster plan can help you protect any electronics in the workplace and recover your digital files even if your main computer systems are impacted by the disaster. 

Increase the Safety of Your Workplace 

All employers should have a written emergency plan in place and communicate it to staff as well as creating a written one even if they are not required to do so. Train employees on the protocols and procedures of a disaster, as well as assigning people with roles and responsibilities. Ask them for feedback and revisions to help you execute a safe emergency evacuation which will increase the safety of your workplace and make sure that everyone in the building feels prepared and understands how to be safe in extreme situations. 

Decrease the Time it Takes to Reopen After a Disaster 

The most important reason to prepare for a workplace disaster is helping to shorten the time it will take you to reopen. The Small Business Administration states that 25% of small businesses do not reopen following a disaster. If your business is your livelihood, that can be positively devastating. Do what you can in advance to prevent damage and have a plan in place for restoring your property and recovering following the disaster and your business can reopen quicker.

If you’re planning ahead to help protect your Saugerties or Ulster County business from a disaster, give SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz a call to learn more about our commercial restoration processes and how we can help you recover quickly.

Getting your Ulster County Business Back to Business After a Disaster

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

An office with cabinets hanging and collapsed onto the desks below SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is here to help for any commercial property disaster!

Disasters will always have a way of happening: Storms hit hard, pipes break, structural problems develop, fires occur, spills and messes can be anywhere.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is your ONE phone call to get you back to business quickly following a damage. Our experienced LOCAL professionals offer cleanup & restoration services for any commercial property, no matter the size or the damage.

Our teams are here to help in Saugerties, New Paltz, Kingston, Glasco, Highland, Esopus, Port Ewen and Rosendale and have extensive experience at restoring commercial properties to preloss condition in an effective and timely manner. We understand how crucial it is to be back up and running as soon as possible so we are available 24/7 at 845-255-4334 to help cleanup and restore water, fire & mold damages!

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is also Large Loss Response Team certified!

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

It doesn’t matter what size business you have; a disaster is a disaster and the interruption can be costly to you and your employees. Let us help you mitigate the damages quickly to get you back to business fast!

Everything to get you back to business "Like it never even happened."

Call 845-255-4334, our teams are ready to help 24/7.

Helping Prepare Your Kingston Area Business for Emergencies

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

An Ipad and an Iphone displaying the Emergency Response Plan app Let us help you get your business ready for anything!

As a business owner in Ulster County, one of the smartest ways to be prepared for an emergency or a disaster is by having all important information at your fingertips. Ann Emergency Response Plan, or an ERP, is a 24-48 hours snapshot of all the building and contact information you and your staff may need in the event of an emergency.

What is an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

A comprehensive snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency. It includes:

Why get an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

  • It’s FREE!We’ll meet with you or a staff member and gather all important info and compile it in an easy to use and access file and mobile app.
  • Concise document that has all vital information in one spot. No more locating and flipping through papers or trying to find an important contact in your phone.
  • Easy to understand and read for all personnel. All information is clear and complete.
  • Access Available 24/7 through the mobile app. We can also make several hard copies as needed.
  • Password secured application, your information stays secure and safeguarded.

Let us help get your business and employees prepared before the unexpected!

Call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz today at 845-831-3600 or email Amy@SERVPROwdc.com to get started on your ERP!

If you do suffer any kind of fire, water, mold, sewage or storm damage to your home or business, call us 24/7 at 845-255-4334. We’re here to help make any damage “Like it never even happened”.

The Business of Preparing Your Business for Flooding-SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

An office space inside a commercial building in with large puddles on the floor and items in disarray after flooding. Having a flood plan in place for your commercial property is valuable no matter what!

For those who own businesses in Highland, Kingston, Saugerties, New Paltz or anywhere in Ulster County, practicing flood preparedness is a wise investment of time. The risk of flooding is underestimated, but 2018, it has been reported that the U.S suffered over $18.8 billion dollars in flood damages JUST from severe thunderstorms. Therefore, even those who do not think they would normally be at risk are wise to prepare.

Safety is the most important part of preparing for a flood, but it can also be helpful for your business continuity, too. By being prepared in a few different ways, you can work toward reopening much more quickly and getting back to business.

How Flood Preparedness Works for Businesses

Making sure your business is prepared might feel like a lot of pressure, which is why we’ve pooled some helpful tips and resources for you to access:

  • Locate your business utilizing FEMA’s Flood Map tool, which will show you your average risk and historical flooding information.
  • Take note of the list below to determine what documents would be helpful to preserve.
  • Communicate the guidelines of your official Emergency Action Plan with employees so they are educated and prepared.
  • Schedule emergency evacuation drills regularly and post maps of evacuation routes near exits.
  • Discuss your insurance coverage with your agent—many business policies require flood insurance to be an add-on. Be clear of what is and isn’t covered, don’t assume a thing!
  • Keep your emergency kit in the office fully stocked and up to date.
  • Elevate routers, servers and computers if possible before evacuation. Even a foot or 2 higher can make a big difference.

Preserving Helpful Documents

Keeping the right documents secured in an offsite location will ensure you have all the paperwork you need once the time to reopen comes. Here are some wise ones to copy, take a photo of, back up on a zip drive, etc:

  • An outline of every task that must occur for reopening to happen
  • Phone numbers of any third parties you should check in with—staff, vendors, etc.
  • Your insurance agent’s phone number, the emergency #, a copy of your policy (and flood policy, if you have it)
  • The how-to’s of recovering backed-up computer files.
  • Information about any outstanding loans, leasing agreements and other bank records
  • The contact info for a damage restoration company, SERVPRO will work directly with the insurance company to get remediation going quickly.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz also offers a FREE all-in-one resource to help organize and easily maintain all the important info for everyone to access at their fingertips. Call us today and ask about our Emergency Response Plan, we'll take care of it for you!

If your business has experienced a flood, we are always here to help. Call us 247 to get our team of professionals to your business quickly so you can get back on track.

Fire Prevention Strategies for Kingston and New Paltz Commercial Building Owners

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

A fireman in front of a blue and white commercial building on fire Fire Prevention steps for your Ulster County commercial building is as important as fire prevention for your own home.

The best fire prevention is to be prepared and have a plan. As an owner of a building, there are numerous ways to prevent fires in your workplace. Yes, accidents occur but having plans, prevention and preparedness will help keep things running smoothly. Some involve your preparation, some need employees or staff members to assist. Having fire prevention knowledge and acting on those steps is key:

-Have an Emergency Plan: Make sure all occupants practice fire drills, know the exit routes, can operate a fire extinguisher and know who to call in an emergency.

-Have accessible equipment: fire extinguishers, sprinklers, alarms, control panels should be easily accessible.

-Get rid of hazardous materials: Flammables and combustibles need to be stored separately and disposed of properly.

-Store safe: Chemicals and other flammables should be kept in a dry, secure room with ventilation.

-Regular Maintenance: Schedule all your fire protection equipment to be inspected and maintained yearly or as often as the manufacturer advises.

-Keep It Clean: Clutter is fuel for a fire and can block escape routes. Keep the building neat and tidy.

-Invest in a Security System: Safety of the employees, peace of mind and to help protect against arson are just some of the reasons to have a system installed.

-Smoking Areas should be far away from the building: Provide plenty of ashtrays placed more than 10ft. away from the building, have them emptied often.

-Stick with OSHA and NFPA Guidelines: These agencies are the experts for rules and requirements to keep your building up to code for safety.

Accidents happen, disasters strike, things are out of our control. As an Ulster County building owner, rely on the experts at SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz to get everyone back to business quickly and safely you ever experience fire and water damage. We’re here to help 24/7 and will make it Like it never even happened.

Winter Prep Tips for your Ulster County Commercial Property

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water pooled in different areas on a flat commercial roof Winter readiness for your commercial property is just as important as your home!

Living in the Hudson Valley has taught us to expect the unexpected when it comes to winter weather. Protecting your business or commercial property in the cold months is just as important as what you do to prep your home.

Here are some of the useful tips we’ve gathered to help prepare your business for the upcoming winter and help give you some peace of mind:

-Check the external areas or common areas for downed tree limbs and branches.

-Inspect the walkways and parking lots for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazards, icing problems, trip/fall hazards, potholes and cracks and make repairs as needed to keep those areas free and clear (this is a good idea all year long).

-If you have a parking lot at your building, keep it free and clear of snow and ice, keep salt handy and use it often. A snow removal company is a good resource to have on hand in this case.

-Check all handrails, stairwells and entry ways and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.

-Inspect the roof for any problems that could lead to leaks and have the gutters cleaned bi-annually.

-Eliminate any drafts with caulking or weather stripping, as gaps around windows and doors run up heating bills.

-Keep vacant areas heated on a low setting, 55 degrees is ideal and will help prevent pipes from freezing. Burst pipes can have costly repercussions.

-Don’t forget about outdoor irrigation systems, these need to be winterized properly as well.

-Many building owners utilize a facilities manager or property management company to help keep an eye on and maintain things at their properties. Perhaps speak with a neighboring property owner to see what they do in this case.

-Ask SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business. It’s FREE and a great resource to have at your fingertips in case of a disaster.

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW.

If your business suffers any kind of fire, water, sewage or mold damage, we’re here to help 24/7.  We’ll get you back to business quickly, "Like it never even happened." Keep our number in your phone for emergencies, (845)255-4334.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz offers all phases of Commercial Cleaning, Restoration & Reconstruction

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO-branded tractor trailer parked at a large office building Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz handle everything you need at your commercial property!

Whether looking to have the ducts or carpets cleaned at your office, or maybe you’ve suffered a fire or water damage in your building, perhaps you’ve discovered mold in the restrooms, or just had remodeling done, bought a restaurant and needing a full commercial kitchen cleaned? No matter what, there is nothing our professional teams can’t handle! No damage is too big or too small, from a store front or office space to a full warehouse or academic building, we can take care of everything you’re needing quickly and efficiently!

Fire and smoke remediation, odor removal, mold remediation, kitchen sanitizing, sewage backups, graffiti or vandalism, water damage restoration, post construction clean-up, and all phases of reconstruction are just some of the commercial services we can take care of. Something not on this list? Just ask!

Our commercial services are endless, from start to finish, we’ve got the trained and certified professionals, specialized equipment and as always, WE’RE LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED.

Let us take the worry and hassle out of your emergency and the stress out of doing it yourself, call us at 845-225-4334, our estimates are FREE and we’re available 24/7 for emergencies.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is ALWAYS PREPARED for your commercial property emergency!

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's specialty remediation equipment lined up in their warehouse ready to go No matter what type of property you have, commercial or residential, SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is always ready to help!

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is here to help in any residential or commercial property. We are proud to say that we too, have been a locally owned and operated company since 1992 and have extensive experience at restoring commercial properties to preloss condition in efficient manner. We understand how vital it is to get your business back up and running as soon as possible, so you can count on us to have a live staff and restoration technicians available 24/7 at 845-831-3600 to help cleanup and restore water, fire & mold damages!

Our teams of professional restoration and remediation technicians are extensively and continuously trained and certified by the IICRC to handle the remediation of all damages and the reconstruction afterwards, no matter the type and no matter the time.  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.

Being centrally-located, our offices and warehouse have the specialized equipment and resources to get to your location quickly to help minimize the damages and get your Kingston, New Paltz, Highland or Saugerties property back in business!

We are Large Loss Response Team Certified

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are always prepared for the unpredictable.

Should your Ulster County business or commercial property experience fire, water, sewage or any kind of storm damage, we’re here to help. Keep our number in your phone, (845)255-4334.

Is your Ulster County business ready for an emergency?

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

A black Ipad and black Iphone displaying the same app Take advantage of our FREE and EASY Emergency Ready Profile for your business preparedness!

Being a business or commercial property owner in Saugerties, New Paltz, Highland or Kingston, there are some ESSENTIAL STEPS that you and your employees need to be aware of in case of a disaster or emergency:

-Do you have an Emergency Evacuation Plan in place? Has your staff reviewed it as well?

-Does everyone know where the emergency shut-offs are for utilities like electric or gas?

-Do you have the vital contacts and phone numbers available at a moment’s notice to everyone at your business?

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for at zero cost to you. Our business is about being prepared and taking care of disasters at a moment’s notice, so we know how important it is to be ready for whatever happens!

We work with local businesses to develop an easy tool, customized to your business’s information, available as an app for your phone and in hard copy as well, loaded with the vital information you and your employees can keep for super quick access! 

What is it?

A 24-48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency at your building or property. This includes:

  • Photos, location, and contact info for utility shutoff locations (i.e. water, gas, alarms, etc.)
  • Emergency Personnel Contact Information, updated as often as needed
  • Emergency Protocols, plus recommendations as businesses change
  • Floor Plans (...don’t have one? We’ll create one for you!)
  • Cell Phone App and Hard Copy Binder for quick access of info no matter where.

Why do it?

  • It’s FREE and It’s EASY, we’ll take care of it all for you!
  • Comprehensive document that has all the vital information needed in one spot
  • Easy to understand and read for all personnel
  • Access Available 24/7
  • Peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place and the safety of all will not be compromised.

We have completed over 600 ERPs for other local businesses in the Hudson Valley area. Let us help you be prepared. We’re here to help no matter when and will get you back to business quickly if disaster ever strikes!

Contact Corey or Amy at 845-255-4334 at the SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz office for more info!

Make Your Workplace Safety Drill Effective in 3 Steps | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

A green and white exit directional sign hanging from a ceiling in an office building Practice, revise and repeat your workplace safety drill.You can't ever be too prepared for the unexpected!

If you’re a business owner in New Paltz, Saugerties, Highland or Kingston, you understand how important it is to keep your workplace free of hazards and your employees safe from harm. However, have you considered what would happen should an emergency occur in the workplace? There are 3 significant actions you should take to make a workplace safety drill understandable and effective.

Because of how negatively a disaster can impact a small business, it is important to create a plan for what to do should an emergency occur. Creating a plan that accounts for multiple possibilities, gathering feedback and then using that feedback to improve are all important components to coming up with a fool-proof plan. 

Here’s how business owners can work toward creating a workplace safety drill that works: 

  1. Plan Your Drill 

In order to create a effective and properly executed drill, it is important to plan it thoroughly and in advance to ensure it is as effective as possible. Be sure to plan for every scenario that could put your staff in harms’ way, such as fires, storm damage, power outages or any other emergency including those that are specific to your industry. Prepare for specific checks such as: 

  • Designate a meeting point for all employees outside of and away from the building. Be clear of the location to all departments and staff. 
  • Choose someone to perform a headcount and ensure that everyone in the building takes part.
  • Train some employees how to perform any emergency shutdown procedures such as turning off electric, machinery, gas or water lines before exiting the building.

It’s also important to schedule drills at various times if you have personnel who work a variety of hours or shifts so everyone can experience them. Emergencies don’t always happen from 9-5.

  1. Determine Where to Improve 

After conducting a few safety drills, the most important thing to do is take note of where improvements could be made. Make sure to get feedback from employees on their suggestions or recommendations. Even things that seem small can make a large difference in an emergency scenario, such as choosing a different exit route, more lighting or better signage.

  1. Make Changes and Repeat 

As important as it is to practice the drill, it’s equally as important to put any changes into effect immediately too. Notify all involved and as you continue to make improvements and run drills, it is important to note how more recent drills compare with earlier ones. Tracking the improvements and results of each round is a great way to ensure that drills are as efficient as they can be, that way everyone will stay safe should a real emergency occur. 

It’s highly recommended that you document and keep these practices in a safe and easily obtainable location. In an emergency, it’s hard to remember exactly what you’ve been told, having it on paper and handy to all makes for a less-stressful situation for all involved.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz has experts in damage restoration and can help you plan for emergencies with our FREE Emergency Ready Profile! It’s simple, effective and highly useful tool for all business owners. Give us a call today to learn more. 

How to pick the right restoration company after your Kingston/New Paltz business has suffered a loss.

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

A display of SERVPRO green vans, trucks and tractor trailers SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz has the efficiency, training and expertise to remediate any size commercial damage.

Any kind of disaster and sustaining property damage is devastating for anyone. Business owners are put in an especially precarious situation as their livelihood and their employees are at risk. An astonishing fact: Over 40% of businesses don’t reopen after a disaster.

It’s important for business owners to work with a restoration company they trust. One with local, reliable and trust-worthy business practices. Here are some questions to ask to ensure you are picking the right remediation company:

  1. How fast Can They Get to You?

Damage can get out of hand quickly if left untreated, so a quick response is mandatory. Get information about their emergency response procedures and hours of operation to understand what to expect.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz offers a faster response time with our emergency line, staffed 24 hours a day. This allows us to quickly respond when a disaster is called in so business owners can use their time on other disaster recovery tasks.

  1. How Does the Company Train Their Technicians?

Consistent training is vital to ensuring the technicians’ work is of a high caliber, so customers should always inquire about the company’s education and certification standards. Knowing your business is in good hands will provide peace of mind and ensure the work is done properly.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets forth the most comprehensive standards in the industry, and that is what SERVPRO bases our technicians’ education off of. From their initial training to e-learning and new certification opportunities, we ensure they are always learning whether it be in the field or in private instruction.

  1. Ask What Their Equipment Lineup Is Like?

Technology has truly revolutionized restoration equipment, so maintaining an up-to-date fleet of equipment is vital to performing a highest caliber of work. A company’s fleet of tools and equipment needs to be modernized and updated consistently, so you can be sure the best and most current technology is being used at your business.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz chooses our own equipment based on the IICRC guidelines, which guarantees that we are utilizing the industry standard. Whether removing water damage or scrubbing the air of soot particles, you can rest assured that you have made the right choice for your business.

If you’re in need of commercial restoration, do not hesitate to make the call so you can get your business back faster. Our trained experts are here to help 24/7—contact us today.

Making an Emergency Plan for Your Business | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

An Emergency Plan for your business is key for safety and preparedness.

When it comes to emergency preparedness for your business, making a plan is one of the best things you can do. Not only will having one help to keep your staff safe and informed, but it will also help you as a business owner reopen more quickly following a disaster.

A comprehensive emergency plan should be thorough, include information to share with employees and include all the materials you need to get the business reopened in the disaster’s wake. Here is a three-step guide to making your business emergency plan: 

  1. Determine the Most Likely Threats

The first thing to do to prepare your business for an emergency is to understand what types of damages you might be likely to face. If your business is prone to flooding, or if you have a restaurant and are thus more likely to have a fire, these are factors you should consider when making your plan. It is also essential to plan for natural disasters, such as storm damage, fire from lightning strikes or any other severe weather that could cause harm. 

  1. Create an Emergency Response Plan & Share it With Employees

The most beneficial aspect of a disaster plan is that everyone should automatically know what to do if an emergency occurs. Create a plan so employees are aware of where they should go, who they should check in with and what next steps are in all the scenarios you outlined in the step above.

Tip: Schedule workplace emergency drills so employees can rehearse the actions they will take in the case of a real scenario.

  1. Determine How You Will Get Back to Business

Workplace emergencies can have a big impact on a business, even forcing them to close in almost half of reported cases. It is important to plan how you will get back to business following a disaster by creating a thorough business recovery plan. This should cover topics such as staffing issues, equipment failures and what commercial restoration company to work with to remediate the damages done.

If your business has been hit with emergency damage, we can help! We are fully certified in commercial restoration and can respond quickly when you call. Get in touch today to make us part of your emergency response plan!

Were here to help, 24/7! Dont wait if youve suffered any kind of damage at your business, well get you back to normal in no time!

Ensuring Sure Your Business Is Ready for Any Potential Disaster Situations | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

It's never too early or late to create a plan for your Ulster County business in case of any type of emergency or disaster!

As a business owner, you shoulder many responsibilities where the business and your employees are concerned, but one of the most important responsibilities to consider is emergency preparedness. Kingston, Highland, Saugerties, Esopus and New Paltz businesses have dealt with plenty of emergencies in the past, so here's a little help going forward-

While putting an emergency preparedness plan in place does not give you a guarantee that a disaster will not happen, it can still give your business a leg up on the safety side, making sure that your employees know what to do if a disaster or emergency situation should occur.

Making a Plan

Have you taken the time to sit down and work out this all-important emergency preparedness plan for various disaster situations? It's time to make it a priority!

There are numerous emergencies your business should have a preparedness plan in place for, including:

  • Fire and Natural Gas emergencies
  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms and winter storms
  • Other natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes
  • Human-caused hazards, including accidents or acts of violence
  • Technology-related issues like power outages and equipment failure

Hopefully, your business or employees never have to deal with either a man-made incident or a natural disaster, but if there is no emergency plan for your business, things could become extremely difficult quickly.

A good rule of thumb is to make sure that safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans are included in the company on boarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By helping employees familiarize themselves with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect clients, guests, visitors, and the business itself.

Where to Start

When beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business, stop and do an evaluation about the possible scenarios that could most likely occur—and even those that are a long shot but could still happen. After all, it’s better to prepare for all the worst-case scenarios and not be caught off guard.

There are plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including Ready.gov, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC. There are also private companies that specialize in these types of scenarios.

You should also do a business impact analysis (BIA) to help predict the potential effect a disaster may have on your business. This would include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure a crisis communications plan is in place, too.

Practice makes perfect, so once you have come up with an emergency preparedness plan, be sure to go over it and practice with employees. Reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios can help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees feel more empowered.

Disaster can strike when you least expect it, but by being prepared and having a plan in place, your business will be better suited to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store. If the worst should happen and your business is damaged, know that SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us 24/7 at (845)255-4334.

When dealing with large commercial properties in Kingston/New Paltz....

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

This Desiccant Dehumidifier can make easy work of drying out a large amount of space.

No matter what kind of damage your Kingston/New Paltz commercial building has suffered how overwhelming it might feel, here's a peek into how we handle the loss so you can go right back to business.

When you have a large loss, you break out the juggernaut to help get it dry. This mammoth machine is a Desiccant Dehumidifier.
A desiccant dehumidifier has a moisture absorbing wheel inside the unit that is made of silica gel – which is the desiccant (drying) element. Air enters the unit through an opening and travels through the silica gel wheel. When the air reaches the other side of the wheel it is dry and pushed out of the unit by a high static blower.

No matter the size of the disaster, having machines and equipment like this at our fingertips is crucial to taking care of it the right way quickly and efficiently with minimal business downtime. Call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz for any of your commercial property cleanups

Protecting Your Business From Fire Risks | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have a fire plan in place for your business?

Safety for your employees and visitors is just one of the factors business owners need to consider. If you are a business owner, one risk you will need to spend some time planning for and working toward preventing is a fire.

Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading causes of structure fires in office properties from 2007–2011 were (in order):

  1. Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  2. Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  3. Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  4. Intentional, 10% of fires
  5. Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  6. Exposure, 4% of fires
  7. Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

Of those causes, intentional, exposure, and electrical distribution and lighting equipment accounted for the most property damage with 20%, 18% and 15% respectively.

It was reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that in 2007, fires and explosions accounted for 3% of all workplace fatalities.

Looking at more recent numbers, the NFPA estimates that from 2007–2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year, which resulted in an annual average of four deaths, 44 injuries and $112 million in direct property damage.

Protecting Your Business

By focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education, there are steps you can take to protect your business and help reduce the chance of a fire breaking out.

First, make an assessment of any fire hazard risks in your facility. In some locations, your local government may have a fire marshal that can visit your establishment to help identify these risks and provide guidance on your fire prevention plan.

You’ll want to make sure that the right fire protection equipment is in place. This includes an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor.

Finally, you must consider the safety of your employees and visitors. By creating a fire plan and regularly reviewing it with your staff, you’ll ensure that everyone knows what to do in the case of a fire. To keep fire safety procedures fresh in everyone’s mind, conduct fire drills at least once a year, and take time to review evacuation routes and the locations of your first-aid kits.

Despite best efforts with fire prevention and safety tips, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz is available to help make it "Like it never even happened." Store our number in your phone, 845-255-4334.

Have You Created a Disaster Plan for Your Business? | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

You'll be able to roll with the punches by creating a disaster plan for your business.

Everything from floods, hurricanes and tornadoes to wildfires and hurricanes are in the news almost daily, proving Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with. In the event your business should fall victim to one of these, the key to being able to roll with the punches, so to speak, is being prepared in advance for a multitude of worst-case scenarios.

Preparation for those scenarios involves creating a natural disaster plan for your business. Let’s take a look in this blog at some aspects to consider when designing that plan.

Disaster Planning Basics

So, what exactly will you need to consider when designing a disaster plan for your business? There are many factors to include from employees to your equipment and assets.

Considerations to include should be:

  1. Providing protection for your employees
  2. Safely securing your assets
  3. Getting your business up and running again

There have been many checklists made available to us by sources like the Red Cross, FEMA and Ready.gov that will assist you identifying areas that need to be included in your natural disaster preparedness plan. These sources will also help you see just how prepared you truly are.

Safety for Employees and Visitors

If a disaster were to strike without warning, a plan needs to be in place that lists procedures and safety measures for employees and visitors to follow.

Make sure evacuation routes and exits from your facility are all clearly marked, mark a shelter space within the building for people to use as a shelter, consider installing emergency lighting, and have designated volunteer “safety wardens” who are properly trained and ready to guide and assist with all emergency efforts.

When you are looking for a shelter space, ideally a basement or storm cellar is where it should be in case of tornadoes or other high-wind situations. If you have no basement space, select a small interior room, closet or interior hallway on the lowest level of the building.

Ways to Protect Your Assets

If the business is located in a brick and mortar location, you’ll have to make educated choices about protecting the assets inside it. There are thousands of dollars of equipment and merchandise at risk when a natural disaster strikes.

Do you have a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of your equipment and merchandise or perhaps photographs taken prior to a disaster whenever possible? This is always helpful if insurance claims will have to be made. If you use a computer server to store assets, take steps necessary to ensure that the backup system completes regular backups and that the storage system cannot be damaged.

If you own your building, you can ask a contractor to help you identify areas where the structural integrity may need improving. The contractor can walk you through possible safety upgrades and advise on any areas that may not stand up to certain weather situations.

Getting Back to Business Quicker

When a natural disaster does occur, it is possible that your business will have to be closed due to damage. Each day you remain closed is another day of lost profits. It is wise to have a “disaster” fund set aside to cover any additional costs that are not covered by your insurance.

Establish relationships with contractors who would be available for construction concerns, and know who to call for cleanup and restoration services that will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.

With SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz, you can count on us to get to the disaster faster and make it "Like it never even happened." Our training and expertise have prepared us to help with water damage, storm damage, fire damage and mold remediation quickly and effectively.

Knowing what to do when disaster strikes your business is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the cleanup and restoration aspects, depend on SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz to be there for you. Call us no matter the emergency, we're here 24/7 at 845-255-4334.

Is you Kingston/New Paltz business ready in case of an emergency?

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

All the vital info for your business in case of an emergency, right on your phone!

Are you ready in case of an emergency? Let SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz help you! 

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is offering your business an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)!

We know how important it is to be ready for whatever happens! That's why we are working with local businesses to develop an easy tool, that is available as an app on your phone, with all vital building information! 

What is it?

A 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency. It includes:

  • Photos of utility shutoff locations (i.e. water, gas, alarms, etc.)
  • Emergency Personnel Contact Information
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Floor Plans (...don’t have one? We’ll create one for you!)
  • AVAILABLE IN HARDCOPY AND MOBILE APP FORM!

Why do it?

  • We do all the work for you!
  • Concise document that has all vital information in one spot
  • Easy to understand and read for all personnel
  • Access Available 24/7
  • Password secured document

We have completed over 600 ERPs for other local businesses in the Hudson Valley area. Let us help you be prepared! You never know when disaster may strike! 

Contact Kelly, Corey or Amy at 845-255-4334 at the SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz office for your free demo!

Commercial Cleaning Services after a disaster- like no one else can, SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Everything to get you back to business "Like it never even happened."

Did you know that SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz offers cleanup & restoration services for commercial properties in Ulster County?

SERVPRO is here to help in any residential or commercial property! We have extensive experience at restoring commercial properties to preloss condition in a timely manner! We understand how crucial it is to be back up and running as soon as possible so we are available 24/7 at 845-255-4334 to help cleanup and restore water, fire & mold damages!

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is also Large Loss Response Team certified?

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Call 845-255-4334 for any questions or concerns!

Before help arrives, what to do if your Kingston/New Paltz business has been vandalized

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let your business stay boarded up.

After safety has been restored, the alarms have been deactivated and the police report has been filed, call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz at 845- 255-4334 and follow these DOs and DON'Ts when your commercial property has been vandalized:

DO:

-Hose or wash off egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.

-Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.

-Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

DON'T

-Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.

-Operate damaged lamps or appliances

-Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects.

Once SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz has arrived at your location, we'll take it from there and get your facility and the people who depend on it back in operation quickly. We will mitigate the damage to the structure and contents and provide effective cleanup and restoration services.

Like it never even happened.

Helpful tips for preparing your Kingston/New Paltz business for Winter Weather

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

This is the last sign you want your clients to see at your business. Protect your investment!

Living in the Hudson Valley has taught us to never underestimate the power of Mother Nature. Most of us remember one horrible winter storm after another or deep freezes lasting for weeks on end. 

Protecting your business in the winter months is as vital as your home. Here are some great tips to help prepare your business for the upcoming winter and give you some piece of mind.

-Check your commercial property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather such as wind, rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.

-Inspect your property's walkways and parking lots for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazards, trip/fall hazards, potholes and cracks and repairs needed to keep those areas free and clear (this is a good idea all year long).

-Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entry ways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW.

-Ask SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business. Call us today at 845-255-4334.

Commercial cleaning services after any disaster!

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Available 24/7 for your cleanup & restoration needs!

Did you know that SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz offers cleanup & restoration services for commercial properties in Ulster County?

SERVPRO is here to help in any residential or commercial property! We have extensive experience at restoring commercial properties to preloss condition in a timely manner! We understand how crucial it is to be back up and running as soon as possible so we are available 24/7 at 845-255-4334 to help cleanup and restore water, fire & mold damages!

Did you know we are Large Loss Response Team certified?

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Call 845-255-4334 for any questions or concerns! Let us take care of everything, Like it never even happened.

Restoring your water damaged commercial property in Kingston/New Paltz

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water will spread quicker than you think through your building.

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

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 of Kingston/New Paltz

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz 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 corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water damage at your commercial property? Leave it to the experts, available 24/7. Contact our team at SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz at 845-255-4334 and we’ll make it like it never even happened.

Emergency Preparedness for Your Ulster County Building

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency Response Profile app is available for all smart phones!

Are you ready in case of an emergency? Let SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz help you! 

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is offering you an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for free! We know how important it is to be ready for whatever happens! That's why we are working with local businesses to develop an easy tool, that is available as an app on your phone, with all vital building information! 

What is it?

A 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency. It includes:

  • Photos of utility shutoff locations (i.e. water, gas, alarms, etc.)
  • Emergency Personnel Contact Information
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Floor Plans (...don’t have one? We’ll create one for you!)
  • AVAILABLE IN HARDCOPY AND MOBILE APP FORM!

Why do it?

  • It’s FREE! We do all the work for you!
  • Concise document that has all vital information in one spot
  • Easy to understand and read for all personnel
  • Access Available 24/7
  • Password secured document

 

We have completed over 500 ERPs for other local businesses in the Hudson Valley area. Let us help you be prepared! You never know when disaster may strike! 

Contact Kelly Gamma at 845-255-4334 at the SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz office for your free demo! 

SERVPRO Helping To Keep Dutchess & Ulster County Prepared for ANY Emergency

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

An ERP is a 24-48 hours snapshot of all the building and contact information you may need in the event of an emergency.

What is an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

A 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency. It includes:

· Photos of utility shutoff locations (i.e. water, gas, alarms, etc.)

· Emergency Personnel Contact Information

· Emergency Protocols

· Floor Plans (...don’t have one? We’ll create one for you!)

· AVAILABLE IN FLIPCHART AND MOBILE APP FORM!

Why get an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

· It’s FREE! We do all the work for you!

· Concise document that has all vital information in one spot

· Easy to understand and read for all personnel

· Access Available 24/7

· Password secured document

Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County and SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz today at 845-255-4334 or email us at kelly@SERVPROwdc.com to get started on your ERP!

We’re here to help make you future damage “Like it never even happened”.

Commercial Cleanup & Restoration Services available in Ulster County!

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges. Let the SERVPRO Cleanup Team help make your damage, "Like it never even happened."

Flooding and water damage events at Ulster County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

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 of Kingston/New Paltz

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz 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 corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew 

Commercial Cleaning Services after Disaster!

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Available 24/7 to help you!

Did you know that SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz AND SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County offers cleanup & restoration services for commercial properties in Dutchess & Ulster County?

SERVPRO is here to help in any residential or commercial property! We have extensive experience at restoring commercial properties to preloss condition in a timely manner! We understand how crucial it is to be back up and running as soon as possible so we are available 24/7 at 845-255-4334 and 845-831-3600 to help cleanup and restore water, fire & mold damages!

Did you know we are Large Loss Response Team certified?

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Call 845-255-4334 for any questions or concerns!

Emergency Preparedness for your Ulster County building

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile app is available for all smart phones.

Are you ready in case of an emergency? Let SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz help you! 

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz is offering you an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for free! We know how important it is to be ready for whatever happens! That's why we are working with local businesses to develop an easy tool, that is available as an app on your phone, with all vital building information! 

What is it?

A 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency. It includes:

  • Photos of utility shutoff locations (i.e. water, gas, alarms, etc.)
  • Emergency Personnel Contact Information
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Floor Plans (...don’t have one? We’ll create one for you!)
  • AVAILABLE IN HARDCOPY AND MOBILE APP FORM!

Why do it?

  • It’s FREE! We do all the work for you!
  • Concise document that has all vital information in one spot
  • Easy to understand and read for all personnel
  • Access Available 24/7
  • Password secured document

 

We have completed over 500 ERPs for other local businesses in the Hudson Valley area. Let us help you be prepared! You never know when disaster may strike! 

Contact Kelly Gamma at 845-255-4334 at the SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz office for your free demo! 

Equipment Spotlight: Desiccant Dehumidifier

1/12/2016 (Permalink)

A desiccant dehumidifier on a Large Loss job.

A desiccant dehumidifier has a moisture absorbing wheel inside the unit. The wheel is made of silica gel – which is the desiccant (drying) element. Air enters the unit through an opening and travels through the silica gel impregnated wheel. When the air reaches the other side of the wheel it is dry and pushed out of the unit by a high static blower.