Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Why Chose Us for Fire Remediation

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

Why should SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties be your first call after fire or smoke damage? Because we have the premiere deodorizing equipment and the trained professionals to get the job done right. Pictured here is a SERVPRO Hydoxyl Air Purifier Machine in action in a home in Windham, NY. Hydroxyl radicals are natural oxidizing agents. When used in an air purifier it can remove contaminates from the air. This can cleanse smoke and fire debris particles left floating in the air after damage and neutralize smoke odor. It is also safe to use with people still in the same space. Our SERVPRO team can expertly evaluate fire and smoke damage and utilize this equipment in your home. In the case of fire and smoke damage, time is of the essence when it comes to restoring you home and personal items. You can call SERVPRO any day, anytime 24/7 (even on Holidays!) to have one of our professionals start you remediation as soon as possible.

Seeing Green?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, also known as frequency illusion is a cognitive bias where- after noticing something once, you will have a tendency to notice it more often. This can lead you to believe there is a higher frequency of that thing occurring around you. Once you know the SERVPRO green car, you will be seeing GREEN everywhere you go. Luckily, SERVPRO of Columbia and Green Counties is everywhere! Whether you’re on the banks of the Hudson River in Athens, NY or the tippy-top of Windham Mountain, SERVPRO can respond to you remediation needs 24/7. Whether it is be a flooded basement in your home or smoke damage throughout a commercial building, we will respond and get the resources needed to get the job done and done right. Water and Fire emergencies don't come on regular business hours and that is why we are readily available for your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, holidays as well.

Did You Know We Offer Reconstruction Services?

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Construction tools with servpro logo Call SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties at (518)943-8475 for all your reconstruction needs.

Sure, SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties can mitigate your home or business’s water, fire, mold, and/or storm damage, but did you know our team of professionals can also assist you with any reconstruction services? After property damage occurs, many basic room materials can be damaged beyond repair such as flooring, baseboards, drywall, wall paneling, ceiling material and more. We do everything we can to salvage as much as possible, but when the damage is too severe materials will need to be thrown away. Once the damage is cleared, we will be right there- ready to do everything from flooring installation, drywall repair to the last touch of paint. With every call we receive, we strive to be the one-stop-shop for all mitigation and reconstructive needs. So give us a call today to restore your damaged space… ”Like it never even happened.” Call any day, any time for your reconstruction questions or inquiries at (518)943-8475.

How we restore drywall after water damage

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of room with drywall removed and equipment being used to dry the space Basement room after water damage. SERVPRO Equipment is being used to dry the remaining drywall and wood paneling wall.

How the crew with SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties restore drywall after water damage.

Drying drywall after water damage has occurred is crucial. Drywall material absorbs water, which means moisture left behind after a leak or flood can make the perfect environment for mold. Luckily, our team here at SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties has the skills, training, and equipment to remediate any damage your home or business sustained after a major water issue.

Our process is simple and extremely effective:

After addressing the source of the water…

  • We assist in the removal and disposal of any personal items that may have been damaged.
  • We remove any moldings, baseboards, portions of the wall, and insulation that encountered water
  • We use our professional-grade fans and dehumidifiers to suck moisture from the air and remaining material in the room
  • We can also assist with the remediation of walls and flooring from install to final paint touches.

Call us anytime, 24/7 when water damage strikes (518) 943 – 5005

Our Products

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Green #138

SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties has all the products you could ever imagine to get whatever the job be done. With over 100 products in total, SERVPRO has the right one for the right job. From ceiling & wall cleaners, carpet & upholstery, cleaners & degreasers, decontamination & mold remediation, deodorization, hard floor care, environmentally friendly, sealers, spot & stain removers, specialty products to wood and leather care. We have it all! 

SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties is equipped with all the right cleaning products and readily in stock with all the right ones. From soot and smoke damage to smoke odors in your home. We have what it takes to get rid of the mess and even the smell. Call today at (518) 943-5005 to have your home or business cleaned. 

Damaged to Like New

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties is committed to getting your life back to normal. If you experience a fire at your home or business, we can assure you we will try our best to get everything back to the way it was. A service we can provide you is cleaning your contents that may have been damaged by soot from a fire. Smoke and soot can destroy a lot of things because it makes its way into every crevice on anything you can imagine. Here at SERVPRO, we will do our very best to clean and restore those contents, as well as your damaged home. Shown in the picture is a crew picking up a clean load of smoke damaged contents to be brought back to the homeowners. 


5/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is a franchise company with over 40 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, and countless homeowners.  

You may be aware that SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties 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 1,600 franchises nationwide in 48 states? Your local SERVPRO franchise is just the tip of the bright green iceberg. 

Wherever there is a house full of water or an officer full of smoke, you can count on SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties Professionals to respond quickly and help make it "Like it never even happened."

Don't Let It Grow!

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Taking Precautions

SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties handles water damages everyday and knows prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. 

Health Threats

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks, or poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat. 


If you think you might have a mold problem, call (518) 943-5005. SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties will send a professional in mold remediation to examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

Importance of Lead Testing

5/8/2019 (Permalink)


Lead paint testing is a simple process that most home buyers should perform before purchasing an older home. Lead can be present in older homes built in early to mid 1900s. It is very harmful and can cause serious health problems. SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties can assist you through the lead paint sampling process.

The test is simple. If the test turns red, the paint has lead. The test take no more than a couple of minutes. As you can see in this photo, the sample turned red which means lead is present in the paint of this house. 

If you have a positive lead paint test, or would like assistance in conducting one, contact your local SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties at (518) 943-5005 to see how our expert restoration technicians can help.

Most Valuable Asset... Your Home!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Your home is a reflection of you and makes an impression on all those who enter it. You invest your time, energy and hard earned resources to maintain, protect and increase the value or your home. 

When you need work done on your home, you should expect the very best service at a fair price. 

SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services, as well as top-quality professional cleaning services for entire home or business. Other services we provide include:

  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal 
  • Odor Deodorization 
  • Upholstery Cleaning

We are committed to making your experience with SERVPRO stress free during a time of disaster. Let us help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO?

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Since 1967, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been assisting Insurers to help their clients recover from fire and water damages across the U.S. Nearly four decades of experience have culminated in the proven processes, technology, equipment, and products to help ensure your clients satisfaction. 

Today, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals from more than 1,600 franchises operate in 48 states. When a fire or water damage strikes, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional can usually be on site in less than four hours to help protect the structure and contents. 

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are committed to providing 24-hour Emergency Service to help your customers when they need it most. When you call, a trained, uniformed SERVPRO Franchise Professional will arrive at your customer's property with the equipment necessary to help the structure and contents.