Fulton CNY Community Arts Center Up Coming Events
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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.
What Do I Do with Food and Personal Care Products After a Fire in My Oswego Home?
Trust SERVPRO of Oswego County to adhere to best practices with all damaged structures and contents when completing fire restoration.
Fire Restoration in Oswego Requires Many Phases and Tasks -- SERVPRO Communicates Thoroughly with Residential Customers, Answering All Questions and Concerns
Until you face a fire's aftermath, it is hard to imagine the wide range of things smoke and soot can damage in your Oswego home. As you sort through the soiled and burned furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions, the feelings of loss can be overwhelming.
Are Food and Personal Care Items Stored in My Fire-Damaged Home Safe to Eat and Use?
One issue that rarely comes to mind when arranging for fire damage restoration in Oswego is food and personal care products' safety. What kinds of risks might your family or yourself be taking if you fail to obtain a professional evaluation of consumable items before eating or using them? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) warns:
• Canned food exposed to the fire's heat might become contaminated with bacterial growth or show evidence of ruptures permitting tainting of the food inside.
Toxic fumes created during combustion can contaminate food or personal care times that are:
• Packaged or stored in permeable containers -- plastic wrap, cardboard
• Placed without packaging on a counter or in an open storage bin
• Refrigerated or frozen in appliances without an airtight seal
• Chemical extinguishing agents can contaminate food, cookware, and personal care items such as lotions, soaps, shampoos, and more
• Soot and chemicals can "climb" the ridges in jars and bottles with screw-on lids and caps, enter the container, spoil the food, or alter the care product.
How Can SERVPRO Help With Questions About Contaminated Consumables?
Our managers and technicians are familiar with the potential for contamination posed by the heat and residues after a fire. We can assess the stored food and other products, offering you expert advice as we complete other fire damage restoration tasks. If the articles' safety cannot be established, we help you file claims with your insurance carrier after disposal of the questionable foods and products.
Trust SERVPRO of Oswego County to adhere to best practices with all damaged structures and contents when completing fire restoration. Call (315) 343-1225 now -- We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
There Is Mold In Our Oswego Storage Area – Can Mold Remediation Help?
You can expect your remediation team to follow up with you after a week so you can ask questions and let us know about any issues.
Oswego Business Owners Need Help With Mold In Basement and Broom closets
One of the keys to a thriving business in Oswego is keeping abreast of building maintenance. After all, your business premises is at the heart of your operation. A dilapidated, unpleasant, or unsafe building is not conducive to a well-run company.
Unfortunately, the need for mold remediation in Oswego is a genuine concern for many business owners. Mold grows all too easily, especially in damp or uninhabited areas like basements and broom closets. Thankfully SERVPRO is on hand to remediate fungal growth.
What are the signs of mold on my premises?
The main signs of mold are visible spore growth (usually as a patch of black or deep green fungi), damp spots on the walls or ceilings, or a musty, wet smell.
SERVPRO recommends looking out for tell-tale warnings that an area is ripe for mold growth, too, such as:
• Water drips or leaks down the walls
• Generally damp atmosphere
• Broken or drafty doors and windows to the outside
If you spot potential problem areas, it is better to deal with them immediately before mold has a chance to grow.
How important is it to deal with mold?
It is essential to handle mold as soon as you notice it. Mold grows anywhere; it can find moisture and an organic food source. Sources of food include paper, plaster, wallpaper, canvas, carpets, drapes, and upholstery. So it is easy to see why you do not want spores propagating in your storage areas – they can quickly spread to stored items and damage them.
If you leave mold unchecked, it can damage any nearby items that contain material it can eat. It can also spread throughout your business premises on the air, through HVAC systems, or on the shoes and clothes of workers. If the spores find a new food source elsewhere in your building, they will set up another colony.
In the worst-case scenario, mold can damage wood, plaster, and drywall badly enough to require a controlled demolition and restoration. To avoid this, please call SERVPRO of Oswego County as soon as you suspect a mold problem.
Can I ask the cleaners to handle it?
We do not recommend asking your cleaning staff to deal with mold because:
• They do not have the specialist equipment and training needed for effective remediation
• Mold can cause health effects, and it is better to handle it while wearing personal protective equipment
• Ordinary cleaning products such as bleach-based products can make mold worse instead of better
Because mold spores travel easily, we may need to set up containment to handle the outbreak. Containment includes the use of plastic sheeting and tape to block all escape routes, air scrubbers to pull mold from the air, and negative air machines to vent particles outside of the building. In more severe cases, we will need to set up a decontamination area for workers passing from the mold-infested area into the rest of the building. Setting up containment is best done by professionals, so we do not recommend tackling mold yourself.
What can SERVPRO do about mold?
Each of our franchises has trained mold remediation specialists, who are up to date on the best cleaning methods and industry-standard materials and equipment. That means you can rely on us to effectively remediate mold and leave your business “Like it never even happened.”
We start by assessing the situation and setting up containment if needed. We do not stop at visual inspection. Our teams use moisture probes, moisture meters, thermal imaging, and thermo-hygrometers to measure moisture levels in your storage space and search for hidden water sources.
Our technicians discuss their plan of action with you before proceeding – you are included in every part of the process. Our team will then set to work cleaning and scrubbing mold and using powerful HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers to get rid of loose spores.
When we have cleaned the mold, we set up fans and dehumidifiers to dry out your storage closet or basement. We monitor moisture levels throughout the process to ensure your premises is dry and help prevent future spore growth.
Our team can also help with any restoration jobs, such as replacing wallpaper or carpets.
What happens when remediation is finished?
When the job is done, we take down containment and clean up, leaving your business Certified SERVPRO Clean. We also deodorize your building to get rid of unwanted moldy smells.
You can expect your remediation team to follow up with you after a week so you can ask questions and let us know about any issues.
For mold remediation, you can rely on call SERVPRO of Oswego County at (315) 343-1225.
When Do I Need to Use a Fogger in My Fulton Home?
Even a minor stove fire can cause a plethora of issues, call SERVPRO today.
SERVPRO Fire Restoration Specialists Choose the Appropriate Deodorization Method
A minor wood stove fire in your Fulton home also means the lingering smell of smoke. During the cold upstate New York winters, opening windows to ventilate for long periods of time may not be possible. Even when technicians open windows, use air movers, and employ deodorization products, it may not be enough to sufficiently remove the smoke odor. In this case, fogging recreates the smoke in your home and attacks lingering odors.
What is the Difference Between Wet Fogging and Dry Fogging?
Fogging Helps Reach Smoke as an Effective Deodorization Technique
Each fire restoration project in Fulton is unique and requires different techniques, equipment, and products. Thermal fogging (dry fogging) differs from ULV fogging (Ultra Low Volume- or wet fogging) in heat use. Thermal foggers use heat to vaporize a fogging solution such as Cherry Fog Deodorizer, Neutral Fog Deodorizer, or Odor Control, Solvent-Based Cinnamon. ULV fogging, on the other hand, uses large volumes of air at low pressure to create water droplets that then disperse into the air. ULV foggers use deodorizers such as SERVPRO's specially formulated Lemon Fresh Deodorizer or the heavy-duty Grease Deodorizer.
What Are Some Important Considerations When Fogging?
- Room Temperature: With both ULV and thermal fogging, your home needs to be at least 80 degrees. This way, the materials' pores are open and able to absorb the fog.
- Dwell Time: The fog should sit in the air for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
- Ventilation: If possible, after the dwell time, open windows and doors, using air movers to exhaust the fog-treated air out of the home.
- Safety: Residents and pets need to vacate the property during the fogging process. Technicians wear PPE (personal protective equipment) to keep themselves safe.
For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Oswego County at (315) 343-1225. We make it, "Like it never even happened."