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Home Builder - Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Fire/Water Certified
My husband and I bring 25 years in general contracting and hazard mitigation to our family owned business, where we clean and remediate after a fire, water or mold emergency. I enjoy writing for local papers and online e-mags about home safety tips and how to prevent our having to come and clean your home or business after a flood or fire.
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 For weeks, we have been relatively rain free and New York has actually been in drought through early September.  Our horse, Krys, has been out of grass for weeks at the barn where she lives upstate...it's like a dust bowl this summer.But, now forecasters tells us we'll have a rainy week and week...
09/28/2015
What’s a PUFFBACK & what to do if you have one in Bronxville, NY 10708.Most of us have never heard of a puff back, unless you or someone you know has had this disaster occur in your home or business. A puffback occurs when an oil burner backfires and sends oily soot throughout your home or busine...
09/16/2015
FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR FUN ON THE 4TH IN FLEETWOOD, NY 10552 IN SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY. Enjoy your 4th everyone...try not to catch roofs or anything on fire, so you need to call us -- but we're on duty!  Fireworks can be fun, fabulous or dangerous, so watch your little fingers and little human...
07/02/2015
Flooding rains can damage homes and businesses in Bronxville, NY 10708 -- How is outlook for 2015 hurricane season? Hurricane Bill flooded parts of Texas last week and then came our way as a Tropical Storm.  Those damaging winds and "T-storms" this weekend were the tail end of Bill.  So, I looked...
06/22/2015
Mother's Day can bring joy to our mom's and maternal friends or sometimes just memories in Bronxville, NY 10708For most, Mother's Day is a time to celebrate our biggest fan and maternal guide...our Mom.   Other dear friends of mine in Westchester County and beyond have lost their mothers, years a...
05/07/2015
Stay off of the Bronx River Pkwy today, due to flooding from Yonkers to White Plains Exit 21 10583 NY Highway officials closed the parkway after flooding rains this morning. The Bronx River may be closed up to 8 hours, from the Sprain Parkway exit in Yonkers to Main Street off ramp in downtown Wh...
04/20/2015
We survived the Winter From Hell and now it's rainy in Scarsdale, NY 10583 - Beware of Mold and Mildew. As many of us open our windows on warmer days and enjoy a spring breeze, we may let in a little rain and damp.  No worries, if you have central  air and a good roofline.  In older homes, though...
04/17/2015
RAIN & CLOUDY SKIES, FOG AND ALL AFTER THE SNOWIEST WINTER IN RECORDED HISTORY -- IS IT ALL BAD, IN BRONXVILLE, NY 10708?  Sorry to be cliche' Rainmakers, but April Showers bring May flowers.  We have a VERY old colonial home near Bronxville, NY and I long for our perrenial lilies and wild roses ...
04/09/2015
SPRING IS ON THE WAY, EVEN WITH SNOW THIS WEEK IN SCARSDALE, NY 10583   Had to share my grandmother's favorite spring saying:       "When we see the purple crocuses bloom, spring is on the way!"     She was a great gardener and grandmother of six, who we lost to Alzheimer's in 2011 at this time o...
03/19/2015
DON'T LET A OVERWORKED BOILER PUFFBACK AND PUT SOOT ON EVERY SURFACE IN HOMES & BUSINESSES IN SCARSDALE, NY 10583   When an oil boiler causes a puffback, it can spread soot throughout a home or business and disrupt your life or work.  Below are some causes and way to prevent this damage to your p...
02/25/2015
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Hillary Sheperd

Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
local_phone(914) 699-5181
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My husband and I bring 25 years in general contracting and hazard mitigation for the feds to our family owned business, where we clean and remediate after a fire, water or mold emergency. I enjoy writing for local papers and online e-mags about home safety tips and how to prevent our having to come and clean your home or business after a flood or fire.