Oswego, NY, Public Ice Skating
It will be exciting to see the community at the Oswego ice skating rink!
Winter Time Fun for the Family with Public Ice Skating in Oswego
When you want to enjoy some fun with the family or friends while getting some healthy exercise, there is nothing like ice skating in the winter. Despite the need for safety with social distancing, Mayor Barlow announced that public ice skating is open this year so everyone can enjoy it. The rules for Covid-19 safety protocols include a 50-person capacity at the skating rink with everyone in attendance wearing masks. All skaters must sanitize their hands-on entry and no spectators are allowed at this time, sorry.
- Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 5 pm, Saturdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and Sundays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
- Location: Crisafulli Rink on 32 Ford Ontario Road in Oswego
- Cost: Public Skate is Free
SERVPRO of Oswego County is always looking for ways to help the local community and we fully encourage great activities like public skating each winter. If you find that you have damage to your home after a storm wreaks havoc, we are available to professional, reliable storm water removal. You can reach us 24 hours a day for emergency service by calling (315) 343-1225.
Oswego Residents – Time to Light Up the Pratt House Cupola!
SERVPRO is looking forward to lighting up the Pratt House!
The Light Up the Pratt House Cupola is Happening Daily Through December in Oswego County
The holiday season is the perfect time to do something unique and memorable with your family and friends. The J.W. Pratt House is home to the popular “Light Up the Pratt House” event that takes place every year. This is a community event sponsored by the Friends of History in Fulton, allowing Oswego County residents to honor family members during the special lighting of the cupola on the Pratt House throughout the holiday season. Anyone interested can simply purchase their spot and fill out the form located on the Friends of History website.
- When: Daily throughout December 2020
- Time: Dusk
- Cost: $5 per name
Family and friends are encouraged to take part in different traditions throughout the Oswego County area. SERVPRO wants you to know that we have crews ready to go should you have an emergency that calls for restoration. With one phone call, we deploy our Green Fleet to assist with fire damage repair to restore your property to preloss condition. We can be reached by calling our offices 24 hours a day at (315) 343-1225, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Once we are on the job, we make it, “Like it never even happened.”
Prompt Action is Best When Faced with Water Damage – Calling the Pros Lessens Cost and Hassle When Cleaning Your Fulton Home
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SERVPRO Cuts Back on Secondary Damage to Your Fulton Interior with Rapid, Dependable Water Damage Restoration Services
Nestled in the western portion of Oswego County, Fulton, New York, is a small city that boasts a population of around 11,896 as of the time that the 2010 U.S. Census was taken. The town procured its name from the man who invented the steamboat, Mr. Robert Fulton.
Looking at Fulton's makeup, the city is essentially a two-part community comprised of two sides. To the west of the Oswego River, you will find Oswego Falls, which is an area home to local rapids. The pair of west side locations are known as the Lower and Upper Landings. The community itself became an incorporated village back in 1835. Then, in 1902, both Oswego Falls and Fulton villages merged into one, which is where it took on the name City of Fulton. Each side remains connected by a pair of bridges known as the upper and lower bridges.
Enjoying Life as a Resident of Fulton, New York
Known as a mid-size city, this portion of northern-central New York is just about 35 miles to the southeast of the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. In June and July, the climate tends to be the most pleasant and warm, while January and February see the coldest and winter weather conditions. Compared to areas in the rest of the United States, Fulton, New York, remains about 24% lower on average in cost of living.
Throughout Fulton, there are many incredible places to see and explore whether you are a nature-lover or want to take in some local shopping. Some of the top must-see locations in the area include:
- The Pratt House Museum – Located on 177 S 1st Street, this Italianate-style mansion dates back to 1861 and features a broad selection of permanent and seasonal offerings for displays and exhibits. This is an excellent place to go if you would like to learn all about the history of the local area and surrounding communities, which includes photos of some Fulton residential architecture all crafted throughout the 19th century. You will also find various local events, fundraisers, and other gatherings hosted here at the Museum, which is also home to Friends Of History In Fulton.
- Vroman’s Nose – This is a beautiful lookout that includes a hiking trail found at 264 Mill Valley Road. When you arrive at the lookout point, you have stunning views of the agricultural valley below as well as the rolling forested hills in the backdrop. This makes for a nice hike regardless of the weather, and there are plenty of throughout where you can sit down with a picnic lunch and enjoy nature and local wildlife along the Schoharie Creek Valley.
- Fulton Public Library – Not only is this library located on 160 S 1st Street a great place to go for some quiet reading and activities, but this is also a historic building with must-see architecture. This landmark library building was built from 1905 to 1906 in the famous Beaux-Arts style with two stories at the street level marked with handsome columns in the front, along with four stories behind that. The library itself hosts many family-oriented activities, story time, fundraisers, and other local events.
- Fulton Speedway – You will find thrills and chills along with plenty of local activity at this speedway on 1603 County Route 57. Fulton Speedway was built back in June 1961 and has since become home to many races that people travel from far and wide to experience. This is a high-banked oval clay track measuring 3/8 of a mile, host to divisions like DIRTcar Sportsman, DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, RUSH Late Models, and Novice Sportsman. There have also been notable appearances by other classes such as 360 Sprints, World of Outlaws, and Mod Lites.
Dining & Entertainment for All Tastes Throughout Fulton, New York, and Oswego County
There are many enticing places to stop for a bite to eat or converse with locals throughout Fulton. Whether you want to have a beer and a burger or a four-course meal with an elegant ambiance, there is something for everyone. Popular eateries include:
- Mimi’s Drive In – This is the perfect gathering spot for good vibes and tasty eats. Just right for a quick breakfast, lunch, or take-out when you want classic diner-inspired dishes that soothe the soul.
- Blue Moon Grill – When it comes to a friendly atmosphere and diverse menu, this restaurant has it all, the more. Whether you are craving seafood, pasta, or a juicy steak, there is something for every taste.
- Mama Gina’s Pizzeria – Someone once said that pizza is the perfect meal, so that they may have grabbed a slice or two at Mama Gina’s! Priced just right, the pizza selection is immense, and there are also memorable Italian favorites to choose from on the menu.
The Fulton, NY, Region is Not Immune from Issues with Flooding
While the weather throughout Fulton is relatively mild in comparison to areas closer to the coast, there have been several instances throughout the year where flooding has become an issue. Back in June 2019, roads were closed due to flash flooding after a storm, leaving many residents with water damage from flooding within their homes and washing away portions of property lines and roadways.
Fulton Residents Can Count on SERVPRO to Handle their Water Damage Restoration Needs – Available 24/7 for Emergency Service!
Water damage can happen at any time, and it takes on many forms. Whether you have a faulty appliance or a slow leak from a pipe, you have to act as soon as possible to lessen the onset of secondary damage. Calling in skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) to your Fulton property ensures you get the prompt attention necessary to facilitate full cleanup and drying. At SERVPRO, we are Faster to Any Size Disaster so that we can get you back to your routine faster than any DIY methods ever could.
When you contact us for water damage restoration in Fulton, we arrive in our Green Fleet and begin the process:
- Full assessment by our crew chief to determine the level of damage and the best way to proceed
- Rapid water removal by way of extractors, submersible pumps, rovers, and other powerful equipment
- Thorough drying with the help of dehumidifiers and air movers to restore the relative humidity in your home back to normal levels
- Controlled demolition, if necessary, to replace all unsalvageable building materials
- Total sanitization and deodorization to eliminate harmful microbes and the onset of mold, mildew, and foul odors
No matter the level of the emergency, SERVPRO of Oswego County is ready to go when you need water damage restoration. To have a team dispatched to your home, give us a call 24/7 at (315) 343-1225.
Fulton CNY Community Arts Center Up Coming Events
Water Colors or Water Damage in Fulton? SERVPRO can artifully remove unwanted water from your property.
Take in Some Great Classes & Make and Take Events in Fulton
There are some wonderful events taking place throughout November and December at the CNY Community Arts Center in Fulton. Kids and adults can get in on all the artsy fun. Stretch your mind and imagination with these exciting events.
Watercolor Tuesdays – learn all about the art of water-coloring with Watercolor with Cheryl. Every Tuesday @ 6 PM. $15 members - $20 non-members
Art for Grownups – 2nd Friday each month $10 members - $20 non-members
Make & Take with Mary & Liz:
- December 19th 2 – 5 PM – holiday crafts
- December 20th 2 – 4 Pm kids make & take
Making with Mary Jane – December 5th 1:30 – 3 PM
The location for all these events is 121 Cayuga St. Fulton, NY 13069. You can call (315) 598-2787 for more information on the events or register.
SERVPRO of Oswego County provides water removal services in Fulton. We are a premier water and fire restoration company that has been helping the community for many years. We encourage folks to take part in local cultural events. Our contact number is (315) 343-1225.
Oswego 39th Annual Holiday Express Model Train Show & Sale
SERVPRO invites Oswego area residents to visit the Volney Volunteer Fire Dept for the holiday train show
Do Not Miss This Much-Loved Holiday Tradition in Oswego
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association, Inc. is once again hosting its holiday train show and sale. It is the 39th year for this fun holiday tradition. It is a delightful event with many trains on display to enjoy. Railroad enthusiasts can purchase trains for their collections as well. If you know someone who is a railroad enthusiast, it is a great time to purchase the perfect gift for them.
- November 14th & 15th – 10 AM – 5 PM & 10 Am – 4 PM
- Adults $4
- Kids 6 – 12 $2
- Kids 6 & Under Free
Location: Volney Volunteer Fire Dept, 3002 State Route 3, Fulton, NY 13069
SERVPRO of Oswego County is proud to support our local fire departments. Our team encourages everyone to get out and enjoy local holiday events. If you need commercial fire damage cleanup in Oswego, we provide professional services that can restore your business to preloss condition whenever possible. Contact us at (315) 343-1225 today. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Flooding Can Impact Oswego Residents at Any Time
Floods happen even during holiday season in Oswego. SERVPRO can help.
The Holidays are Approaching in Oswego But the Need for Flood Removal Hasn’t Stopped in Many Cases
Oswego is a coastal town located on Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. The city’s claim to fame is it is known as “The Port City of Central New York.” It is home to over 18,000 people, and they all love to celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays. Let’s take a look at the city before delving into traditions New Yorkers like to enjoy.
The Iroquois Indians are native to the area, and the name os-we-go means the “pouring out place.” In 1722 the British decided it was an excellent place to establish a trading post. When it was fortified as a log palisade, it became known as Fort Oswego. It would go on to become Fort Ontario.
The French destroyed Fort Ontario during the French and Indian War when they captured it. The British built a second fort in 1759, but it was for cannon employment only. The fort was abandoned during the American Revolution, and the Americans destroyed it in 1778. It went back into British hands in 1782, where it remained until 1796.
Fort Ontario did another turnabout during the War of 1812, where the American forces were overwhelmed by the British. Their goal was to stop supplies coming out of New York. Their victory didn’t last long, and they were defeated in less than a month at Oswego.
A Growing Town
On March 14, 1828, Oswego was incorporated as a village. In 1829 the Oswego Canal, which is part of the Erie Canal, reached the city. The town grew significantly during the 1850s when the Oswego Water Cure establishment came into existence. Water cures were quite popular then, and Stonewall Jackson was said to have visited the area in August of that year.
The railroad also brought growth and development to the area. Port Oswego was once a hub for quite a few major railroad systems, including:
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W)
- New York, Ontario and Western Railroad (O&W)
Steamships could get fueled by the railway's coal trestle at the Port of Oswego. Daily passenger service on the DL&W ran from Hoboken to Oswego with stops in between. NYC’s last passenger service was in 1951. Some of the train stations remain standing today.
Thanksgiving Day Traditions
Like many New York residents, the folks of Oswego love the Macy’s Day Parade. Families often head over to help line the streets to watch this beloved holiday tradition. Those that cannot go in person watch it on TV. A favorite activity connected to the parade takes place on Thanksgiving Eve. This is when the balloons get inflated for the parade. It takes place at the American Museum of Natural History, and it is fun to watch them come to life.
Holidays on Ice
Ice skating is another winter pastime many people enjoy. There are local places to skate, but many folks like going to the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center. Wollmann Rink in Central Park is another excellent ice-skating location. If you want to skate indoors, check out Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers.
Take in a Holiday Show
Hitting up a holiday show is one more tradition that many Oswego families look forward to each year. Radio City puts on an annual Christmas spectacular, and there are any number of Broadway shows to see. And what would Christmas be without The Nutcracker Ballet?
Ragamuffin Day – A Forgotten Tradition
A fascinating tradition in New York that began years before the Macy’s Parade is Ragamuffin Day. The real start of this strange tradition is unclear, but it is believed a mix of holiday happenings became blended with an old New England custom.
The New York Times wrote about this tradition in 1893, stating that the custom was for poor people and servants to go to the homes of wealthy people and ask for items to help them celebrate Thanksgiving Day. And of course, the rich were duty-bound to be bountiful. Somewhere along the line, costumes and begging became joined into Ragamuffin Day.
Everyone Wants to Dress Up
During the 1880s and 1890s, it became more of something children did. Kids dressed up representing everything from Indians to Uncle Sam. Some folks loved the tradition, and others hated it but it grew. Thanksgiving Day in 1902, the streets of New York City were overrun with thousands of kids. Everyone seemed to get in on the “pretend begging.”
The Boys Club Protests
The Madison Square Boys Club put together the first annual Thanksgiving Day parade in protest of all those youngsters running around begging for alms. The tradition ended with the stock market crash in 1929 and other factors such as a ban on panhandling.
Flooding Can Disrupt Any Holiday
Oswego is a coastal city and, therefore, prone to flooding. Sea level rise has increased over the years, causing more intense floods that occur more often. This means any home can be impacted suddenly by a disaster. Homeowners could find themselves displaced and in need of SERVPRO flood removal services in Oswego.
Be Prepared Ahead of Time
It has been a rough year, with an increase in storms and floods. One thing homeowners can do is be prepared for the possibility of a natural disaster. Here are some tips that can help:
- Have the appropriate flood insurance
- Keep copies of essential documents ready to go
- Have an evacuation plan and practice with your family
- Put together to-go bags for each person in the house
- Have a general emergency kit ready
- Obey all orders to evacuate
SERVPRO of Oswego County can provide flood removal services once the ok is given to return to your home. Never attempt to clean up contaminated floodwater on your own. We have the properly trained technicians with the PPE required to do the job. Contact us at (315) 343-1225 if you need any floodwater mitigation.
What is the Method of Restoring a Home After a Fire?
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SERVPRO Handles Fire Restoration by Implementing Innovative Techniques and Powerful Equipment to Restore Your Oswego Home
Having your prized possessions ravaged by fire is not only overwhelming, but it also causes stress and worries regarding the time and cost involved for cleanup. Beyond ensuring your family is safe and sound, you need to get started on bringing your Oswego interior back to pre-fire condition. SERVPRO has the tried and true methods necessary to get you the results you deserve. We take each project on a case-by-case basis and adjust our processes to achieve our goals. Everything gets done to get you back to your routine faster while making your home's interior "Like it never even happened."
What Can I Do to Clean Up After the Fire?
Even with experience in dealing with some level of fire restoration in Oswego, there might be damage beyond burned materials and soot on belongings. Fire damage generally includes:
- Discoloration of textiles, wall coverings, paint, ceilings, and other surfaces.
- Ash and smoke cause corrosion and damage to a variety of materials throughout the home.
- Once the fire's flames have gotten extinguished, water and chemicals used to do so linger and lead to damage if not addressed accordingly.
- Soot and smoke leave lingering odors that create issues if not handled with specialized techniques and careful cleaning.
- Smoke also tarnishes metals and may develop what is known as etching on glass surfaces.
When you enlist the help of our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT), we handle all aspects of the process, including:
- Washing down all cabinetry, ceilings, baseboards, and walls
- Spot testing upholstery and draperies for safe cleaning
- Addressing soot and smoke damage with deodorizers and specialized equipment
- Chemical cleanup and water extraction
- Amplified drying and dehumidification
- Controlled demolition, as needed
Not all fire damage is created equal. SERVPRO takes the time to carefully inspect the damage and identify the type of fire and the source allowing our crew to determine the proper techniques and equipment for the job.
When it comes to fire restoration, nobody does it better than SERVPRO of Oswego County. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (315) 343-1225, and we will dispatch a crew as soon as possible.
Can A Water Damage Restoration Service Really Bring My Damaged Belongings Back to Life?
You Know that SERVPRO can remove the water and salvage your Oswego home from damage, we even rescue your belongings!
If Your Home or Belongings Seem to Be Ruined by Water, the SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Team in Oswego Has the Skills to Make Things Right Again!
With so much happening in the world today, any homeowner that has not suffered some type of loss from water damage is a lucky homeowner indeed. In Oswego County there have been those who have suffered, not only through the damage done to their homes, but they also suffer from the damage done to their irreplaceable prized possessions. Fortunately, SERVPRO offers services that will give you excellent restoration results!
With any case of water damage in Oswego, water removal is the priority. But once the water is gone, you are left to deal with the aftermath: seemingly destroyed furniture, clothing, and structural damage, not to mention the heartbreaking water damage done to personal items, such as heirlooms, keepsakes, and photographs. While most of these items may seem lost forever, SERVPRO has trained professional technicians who have access to the best equipment and are familiar with techniques that can impressively restore most water damage done to these precious items, not to mention furniture, and the home itself. Fortunately, most water losses to residences are not of an epic scope resulting in lost possessions.
What About Water Damage Done After Fire?
SERVPRO techs are experts in dealing with water damage from a variety of sources, including:
- Water Damage After Fire
- Mold Remediation
- The Damage Done from Storms, and
- Water Damage Resulting from Faulty In-Home Appliances
You can rely on our highly trained restoration specialists to use their knowledge and abundant resources to get you home, and your water-damaged belongings, back in a condition, “Like it never even happened.” We are a premier water-damage restoration service option in your time of need.
If you are looking for quality help in getting your things, and your life, back to normal, call SERVPRO of Oswego County at 315-343-1225. We are glad to help.
What Should Get Prioritized with Flooding in Your Oswego Shop?
When your commercial space is facing flooding, there is only one effective recourse. Contact team SERVPRO for remediation services right away.
Knowing what to do first after a disaster like a flood can better protect your Oswego property from unnecessary damages.
Flood losses can be overwhelming, so it is not always clear what steps benefit your Oswego shop the most after a disaster. Damage is rarely minimal enough to resolve on your own, and waiting extensive periods can result in mold and microbial threats developing.
When you consider how quickly flood damage in Oswego shops can get out of control, having a fast-responding team of professionals can save you time and money. Often flooding situations can be dangerous and completely shut your doors to customers until restoration occurs, so we seek the most efficient approaches to making it "Like it never even happened."
How Do You Determine How Bad the Situation Is?
Initial job scoping can identify the primary concerns with restoring and recovering your Oswego shop after a flood. From the effects that threaten the investment that you have made in your store's stock to the potential contamination concerns that could ultimately lead to reconstruction, our SERVPRO professionals must assess these conditions during the scoping stage. We investigate:
- Trapped Moisture – High porosity materials like carpet and drywall can quickly absorb moisture and become oversaturated and damaged. Discovery devices can help to identify where drying should occur.
- Potential Contamination – Contaminants are a common issue with natural flooding, as this water can encounter sewage, chemicals, and other viral or bacterial pathogens that threaten those immediately exposed.
- Structural Concerns – Identifying where the structure itself might be failing after prolonged flood exposure can showcase the building's needs. Job scoping can show where controlled demolition and repairs are needed.
How Can SERVPRO Help Protect Your Wares?
One of the most significant investments that property owners make is in their shop's wares and stock, so when flooding occurs, this could be a substantial strike to this investment. With our SERVPRO professionals' prompt response, we have several strategies to protect these items if needed.
- On-Site Relocation – There are often situations where items can get moved to dry and sanitary spaces within your building when flood losses impact the property. Effective relocation prevents irreparable damages and leaves these wares accessible to the shop owner when necessary.
- Cleaning and Drying – Residues and moisture can be destructive to your furniture, shelving, wares, and other exposed contents. We can offer surface cleaning in situations where contamination is not a pressing concern.
- Off-Site Recovery – While we do not always require removing and relocating your belongings off-site, we do have advanced cleaning and restoration practices available at our SERVPRO facility.
What Must Happen Before Drying Can Begin?
Drying is one of the most critical elements of the restoration of flooding and water damage scenarios in your shop. However, there are often several obstacles to prevent starting this process immediately. Standing water can be one of the most direct hurdles to prevent drying, and this pooling must get removed before drying can begin and be successful. These efforts include:
- Extraction – With higher volumes of standing water, such as several inches or feet of natural floodwater, a combination of extraction practices is necessary to begin resolving these situations. Often submersible pumps are ideal in these situations, but with the presence of solids, usually requires powerful removal tools like gas-powered trash pumps or truck-mount pumps.
- Specialty Tools – Squeegee wands and other extraction and pump attachments are ideal for clearing off lingering pooling water on floor surfaces.
- Mopping and Toweling – This is often one of the final stages of surface water clearing. Toweling and mopping can remove any lingering moisture that has not already been absorbed into the exposed material. The subsequent drying stages can help to address this trapped moisture through equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers.
Are Odors a Threat After Flooding?
Standing water can quickly develop into an overwhelming odor for your shop, especially when contamination concerns exist with sensitive materials like carpeting. Trapped odors in drywall, carpet, and other porous surfaces can continually impact your property and stocked wares. There are multiple solutions available to our SERVPRO team to address these concerns, including thermal fogging, hydroxyl generators, and ozone machines. All of these work in unique ways to neutralize or eliminate harsh odors in the damage areas.
Protecting your shop and its wares is always the top priority of business owners after disasters like flooding. As challenging as these situations can become, many rely on the fast response and the experience of our SERVPRO of Oswego County team. We have multiple machines and devices designed for efficient extraction, content management, and thorough drying of flood-damaged commercial properties like yours. Give our rapid response team a call 24/7 at (315) 343-1225.
What Difference Does A Water Mitigation Specialist Make in Property Restoration?
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SERVPRO Sends Highly Trained and Better Equipped Water Mitigation Crews to Oswego Properties
For most people, water spills are recurring events that can be resolved with ease. However, the intensity of such incidents differs and, in some cases, can result in severe damages. Calling a trained team to mitigate the damages at your Oswego home can expedite the outcome or help you save more items, among other things.
Does timing matter when calling the specialist?
Time is one of the principal factors that water mitigation professionals in Oswego rely on to influence the outcome of the water loss incidents. Once water is released into your property, damages start building up the longer the property remains waterlogged. If notified early, the professionals can take several steps to prevent severe losses. Our SERVPRO crews also help further because as you wait for the primary restoration team, we can provide tips that you can use to halt losses, including:
- Removing rugs, clothes, books, and other items from carpets to prevent staining
- Shutting off both power and water at the mains
- Keeping appliances in a heated area to avoid cooling to the dew point
How different is restoration when done by a professional?
When handling restoration on your own, you are likely to focus on moisture removal, cleaning of soiled areas, and other light issues, especially if minimal water is involved. However, a professional team considers all effects that water intrusion might have on materials, including:
- Mold development
- Residue moisture
Our SERVPRO technicians understand that microbial development starts whenever water stagnates in a property. A clean water loss situation can turn into a greywater water loss given time. Mold also starts developing within 24-48 hours after water exposure. Apart from expediting water removal, we also use chemical agents such as antimicrobials and disinfectants to deal with the contaminants before they develop.
SERVPRO of Oswego County can help you avoid many problems that develop after water spills. Call us at (315) 343-1225. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.