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Musty Odor Deodorization Following Mold Damage In Your New Milford Home

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Musty Odor Deodorization Following Mold Damage In Your New Milford Home One of the most troublesome things about mold growth in your New Milford home is often the odor that comes along with it.

Odor Deodorization Following Mold Damage

One of the most troublesome things about mold growth in your New Milford home is often the odor that comes along with it. Many people might not even realize that they had a thriving microbial colony in their house without the musty odor that comes along with it. Having professional remediation that can not only remove this odor but also remove the colony thriving in your house, is a wise choice for your home.

Of all the ways that mold damage can affect your New Milford residence, it is important to understand how quickly a colony can spread and grow. The more surface area that this colony takes up, the more widespread this damage becomes. Despite what some websites might have you believe, contending with fungal growth on your own is generally ineffective and can even potentially pose a risk to your health. Mold growth in your home should be handled by professionals like SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians.

Mold damage extends far beyond the musty odor that seems to threaten your comfortable living, however. The materials and structural components will get weaker the longer a mold colony is growing and thriving. This inevitability can lead to the need for reconstruction and replacement in areas too severely damaged to remediate and restore.

Contending with the musty odor is something that every homeowner dealing with mold wants to get removed. This scent can be very powerful and extend far beyond the affected areas where the mold is physically growing. Deodorization is one of the services our SERVPRO technicians offer with remediation, though it is one of the final steps to successfully restoring a home following fungal growth.

Mold growth in your home can cause health effects, which puts more pressure on you to resolve this issue as soon as you find it. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood applied microbial remediation technicians can respond quickly and work fast to remove this hazardous growth from your home. Give us a call 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.

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New Milford's Water Removal Team Describes Different Types of Extraction Equipment

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage New Milford's Water Removal Team Describes Different Types of Extraction Equipment Whether water damage is external or internal, from burst pipes or clogged toilets, the technicians at SERVPRO effectively dry out your home.

Team SERVPRO Arrives With the Technicians and Equipment to Dry Out Your Property After Water Damage

Any time water leaks into a building in New Milford, removing the moisture promptly can prevent mold development. Since fungi need excessive moisture to form, lowering levels within 48 hours is essential. When dealing with wet building materials and contents specialized extraction and drying equipment gets implemented. During the extraction phase, heavy-duty vacuum systems pull out as much water out of items as they can. After extraction, air movers and dehumidifiers then work to dry out the remaining wet substances.
 
The goal when beginning any extraction process is to remove standing water and the water from any materials that are saturated. When starting water removal in New Milford, moisture sensors get used to test materials inside your home. A carpet moisture sensor is often used when our SERVPRO technicians first figure out where the affected areas are. The sensor consists of a metal pole with two probes on the bottom. The probes get stuck into a building's carpeting, and a light flashes and buzzer sounds if the region is wet.
 
Once our SERVPRO crew finds out which areas of the house got wet, we decide on what tools to use for the extraction phase. The major part of any extraction system is the extractor or machine that contains the vacuum motor used to pull up water. Some extractors are portable and are used to get into tight spaces where hoses cannot reach. Other extractors are truck-mounted and also used for restorative carpet cleaning.
 
If there are two inches or more standing water present anywhere inside your home, our SERVPRO team uses a submersible pump that gets dropped into the water. The pump then sucks up the water and pumps it into a sewer drain such as your toilet. After standing water gets removed, we extract moisture from flooring, carpeting, and furniture containing upholstery.
 
When extracting moisture from most flooring materials and some carpets, a medium-sized extraction tool gets implemented. If we have to pull water from furniture items like couches, we can use a smaller handheld extraction tool to get into small sections of the couch. If thick carpet materials get heavily saturated, then we can use a heavy-duty, weighted extraction system. When operators use these systems, our technicians stand on top of and ride the machine. The tool uses the weight from the operator to compress the carpet fibers, allowing more moisture to come out of the material.
 
In most cases, a variety of different types of equipment get utilized to remove moisture from the various materials that exist inside your home. Any time you need assistance with extracting water out of your house, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

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Fire Damage Experts in New Milford Talk About Removing Oily Soils

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in New Milford Talk About Removing Oily Soils Soot damage can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage that smoke and fire has left behind in your home.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Fire Damage Using Their Knowledge About Residues

If a fire ever burns on your property in New Milford, smoke can cause damage even if the flames do not. Smoke is made up of partially combusted materials that rise with the heat coming from the fire. Smoke then hits cooler surfaces and causes soot residues and soils to coat the material. Soot can ruin the finish on various types of surfaces and produce burnt smelling fragrances.
 
Any time a blaze takes place, it can burn different types of fuels changing the composition of the soils. During fire damage mitigation in New Milford, the removal of soot residues is vital to prevent foul smells. Some soots are extremely difficult to clean while others can easily be wiped off. There are several factors that affect cleanability including the chemical composition of the soil and the type of surface that got affected.
 
When some types of materials burn they produce smoke that leaves behind oily residues. Oily soils can be difficult to remove from certain surfaces. When dealing with oily substances, our SERVPRO technicians have a few techniques they can utilize. If the surface we are cleaning is porous, then dry removal methods such as dry sponges or a compressed air sprayer can be the best to remove the soils.
 
If the surface is non-porous, then wet methods can be implemented because the water will not soak the soot into the material and cause more damage. When dealing with oily soot residues, our SERVPRO technicians often use water-based detergents. These specialized detergents can emulsify the oily residues into the chemical.
 
These water-based detergents are specially designed to dissolve into water and attract oily particles at the same time. The detergents have a water-loving head that mixes with the water and an oil-loving tail that attracts the oily residues. This unique composition allows the detergents to attract both the oily particles and water so that the residues get emulsified into the solution and removed from the affected surface.
 
When removing soot residues, it is essential to use the proper chemicals and techniques. If you ever need assistance with removing oily soot residues, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

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Commercial Water Damage Technicians in New Milford Explain Dehumidification

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Technicians in New Milford Explain Dehumidification A broken water pipe at your commercial facility can cause a great deal of water damage. Contact SERVPRO for efficient remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage at Your Commercial Storage Facility

Sometimes problems can take place with severe weather, water pipes, or appliances that negatively affect your New Milford storage complex. Excessive moisture can cause problems with building materials and contents inside your storage business units. If organic materials or contents get affected and stay wet for more than 48 hours, the development and spreading of mold can occur.

Removing moisture as quickly as possible is essential to prevent issues in the future. During any commercial water damage in New Milford, extraction and drying take place to reduce moisture levels as quickly as possible. While the work occurs, measures get taken to reduce a loss of business.
The number one priority when handling problems at your place of business is the safety of your customers and employees. Our SERVPRO technicians often change the way they conduct restoration procedures to ensure safety at your company's property and reduce any loss of income. Any known safety hazards get repaired immediately, or the area gets blocked off and marked with caution tape.

Once our SERVPRO technicians are confident that the work area is safe, the extraction stage begins. First, any standing water that is two inches or deeper gets removed using a submersible pump. Then, specialized extraction equipment gets used to remove moisture from any carpet or contents containing upholstery or any other fabric materials.

After our SERVPRO technicians extract all of the water their advanced equipment allows, we begin rapidly drying out structural materials and contents inside your storage units. When drying buildings, we use the advanced technology of the latest air moving and dehumidification equipment to increase the rate of evaporation. Air movers create air circulation while dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and lower the relative humidity inside the structure.

Dehumidifiers dispense moisture out of the air in liquid form while they exhaust out hot, dry air for the air movers to utilize as well. Refrigerant dehumidifiers use chilled coils to cause water to condense out of the wet air. Desiccant dehumidifiers pull air across water absorbing silica gel, then heat up the gel to release the moisture into liquid form.

Desiccant dehumidifiers are mostly used in specialty drying situations. When materials like concrete get very wet, desiccant systems work better to pull out the moisture. If you ever have to deal with wet contents and structural materials at your place of business, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.
 
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The Discovery Of Mold In Your Bergen County Residence

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Discovery Of Mold In Your Bergen County Residence There are few things as uncomfortable as discovering mold growth in your residence.

The Discovery Of Mold In Your Residence

There are few things as uncomfortable as discovering mold growth in your Bergen County residence. Ultimately, this is a situation that you want to take care of as quickly as you can, namely because mold and microbial growth spread quickly throughout the house. The longer that you wait to get the situation resolves, the more challenging it becomes to preserve structural elements and construction materials in your home.

The main issue with mold damage in your Bergen County residence is how exposure to mold colonies is now getting attributed to potential health effects. The risk only gets worse the longer that you and your family remain exposed to the colony, so remediation is a step that needs to happen as efficiently as possible. That is where our experienced technicians at SERVPRO can help you. With our unique training and specialized equipment, we can work to remove the microbial colony and to restore the damage caused to your home in the process.

Our SERVPRO technicians can isolate the problem area using air scrubbers with HEPA filters. They can trap the mold spores in the air and prevent them from seating in new areas while our professionals work to remove the colonies from where they have seated. This process can happen in several ways, though usually, our technicians opt for soda blasting or sanding approaches to deeply penetrate and remove the entire hyphae.

Locating the source of the moisture that allowed the mold to grow in the first place is a typical step in the remediation process. Where an immediate source is unable to get located, our professionals might recommend the continued use of dehumidification equipment in the area, even after our equipment has initially dried out the dampness and moisture.

Mold damage in your home is challenging to overcome, especially if you are trying to deal with it alone. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood mold remediation specialists is standing by to help you remove the colony in your house and prevent future recurrences. Give us a call anytime you need us at (201) 266-0482.

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Restoring A Small Kitchen Fire To Your Bergen County Home

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring A Small Kitchen Fire To Your Bergen County Home Small kitchen fires can affect your Bergen County home with little warning, as several sources can cause them.

Restoring A Small Kitchen Fire To Your Home

Small kitchen fires can affect your Bergen County home with little warning, as several sources can cause them. While typically these fires can generate from a mismanaged stove or some short in the electrical systems, the result can often be the same in the localized issues that it causes. The typical effects are soot and smoke damages, which appear in several different ways.

The fire damages in the kitchen of your Bergen County home are rarely if ever the variety that can be cleaned and restored with conventional cleaning methods on your own. The lingering smell alone is not one to readily get masked, which leads to the need for professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team to bring this area of your home back to preloss conditions.

From the moment that our SERVPRO experts arrive at your home, we get to work on assessing the damage to your kitchen area and any adjacent rooms or surfaces that could have gotten affected by the fire as well. This assessment details what has to happen to restore the damage to your home, everything from deodorization to controlled demolition and rebuilding services.

Stove fires especially run the risk of irreparably damaging cabinetry in the kitchen well beyond the ability of even the most skilled restorer. In these cases, our team can remove these unsalvageable components and prepare the area for reinstallation of new materials.

Contending with smoke damage often involves removing an unsavory smell that lingers behind after the fire has gotten extinguished. Deodorization with thermal foggers neutralize these odor molecules and leaves no discernable scent behind. Given the complexity of some of the other restoration processes to return your kitchen area to its former condition, deodorization is often one of the final steps of our plan.

Kitchen fires are not always wild and widespread, but they can cause damages that you cannot remedy on your own. When you get faced with a circumstance like this, you can put your trust in the technicians we have at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. Our emergency response team is standing by at (201) 266-0482.

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Trust SERVPRO To Restore Water Damage In Englewood

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Trust SERVPRO To Restore Water Damage In Englewood When water damage strikes count on our certified technicians

Contact us if a Storm causes water damage to your home.

The thunderstorm last night was pretty heavy. It rained for hours, and a good amount of excess water seeped into your basement. Your basement is not severely flooded, but there is enough standing water to cause a significant cleanup. You were smart and did manage to remove many of the items stored in plastic bins on the basement floor to an upstairs room, but the basement floor is a mess. We suggest that you call trained and certified professionals for this cleanup job. They have the right equipment and skills and can do a proper job.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO technicians are trained to handle water damage cleanup in your Englewood home. We get to homes quickly after the initial call, which can lessen damage to the property. Plus, we offer 24-hour emergency service and respond fast day or night. The moment you contact us is when the restoration process starts. We ask the right questions so that when our technicians arrive, they can handle the situation quickly and efficiently.

We use powerful equipment to extract water swiftly. After the water has been extracted, our technicians start the cleanup process. Our SERVPRO crew uses specialized cleaning solutions that can get rid of dirt and mud. Plus, they can sanitize the affected areas such as the lower walls, floor, and baseboards. If needed, we use deodorizers to eliminate stale odors from the basement. Call us to do the job. Our reliable technicians can make your dirty and wet basement look “Like it never even happened.”

Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in water damage restoration. We use industrial-grade vacuums and pumps to remove standing water, which can help prevent mold from growing in hidden areas. Plus, our technicians use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to clean the air and to dry the floor thoroughly.

We provide reliable, fast and efficient water damage cleanup 24/7 that you can trust to return your home to its pre-storm condition. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood at (201) 266-0482 day or night.

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Addressing Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire In Your Teaneck Residence

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Addressing Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire In Your Teaneck Residence While any fire to your home can be disastrous in its own way, widespread occurrences can prove more troublesome to extinguish and cause more damage.

Addressing Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire

While any fire to your Teaneck home can be disastrous in its own way, widespread occurrences can prove more troublesome to extinguish and cause more severe damages. While you might pour over these damages when the fire eventually gets extinguished, it is often difficult to make sense of the necessary steps to restore these glaring issues to bring your home back to preloss conditions.

While there is often a long list of fire damages to your Teaneck home that requires restoration following a recent blaze, our communication with you can help our SERVPRO team to identify these lingering symptoms that are the most problematic for living in the house. For many homeowners, the most prominent concerns they have (aside from any irreparable damages to the structure of their home) is the smoke and soot damage throughout the house.

The restoration process begins the same way, regardless of the severity of the problem that our team faces: a thorough inspection to determine the full scope of the damage in your home. For one, this assessment is a requirement from your insurance company to process the claim you intend to make, but it also helps our SERVPRO professionals better understand the severity of the damage present in your home to get addressed.

Smoke and soot damage both get addressed in different ways. For soot damages, several types of equipment from vacuums to sponges get used to clean up the residue. Deodorization can help to remove the persistent scent left behind after a fire, and this approach requires the use of equipment like our thermal fogger to dissipate the noxious odor and leave no discernible smell behind.

When you experience a fire in your house, the initial damage can feel overwhelming. When you take each part of the restoration process and address them individually as our experienced professionals do, the house can get restored to preloss conditions in no time. Trust SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood for any disaster you might experience. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

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High Pressure Supply Could Cause A Need For Water Removal in Your New Milford Home

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage High Pressure Supply Could Cause A Need For Water Removal in Your New Milford Home Hoses that attach your washing machine to the water supply can fail causing a great deal of water to be dumped into your washroom. Call SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Understands that Quick Drying Services Are a Must After Water Damage in Your Home

Appliances are a leading cause of water emergencies inside of New Milford homes, yet, there are still many people that are unaware of how to remedy this problem. While preventative maintenance can aid in keeping the appliances themselves from malfunctioning, the pressure of the water in the pipes themselves feeding these appliances might be an equally contributing factor.
 
Your water pressure is going to vary based on your proximity and elevation to the water tower that services the mainlines your home gets connected to. When you are at a lower elevation and the farthest reaches of the tanks distribution system, your pressure is among the highest. Many homeowners opt for pressure reducers for more comfortable showers, but in reality, failure to reduce overly high pressures could result in the need for water removal services in your New Milford residence.
 
High water pressure puts a strain on hose connections to water-fed appliances, which can cause them to disconnect and pour untold amounts of water on the floor surrounding the appliances until this supply gets shut down. Once the immediate emergency has gotten handled and no more water is pouring into the affected area, contact our SERVPRO professionals to help you clean up the mess correctly to prevent further damages.
 
From the moment that our experienced technicians arrive at your home, we get to work quickly extracting the water from the area with the use of truck-mounted pumps from our SERVPRO fleet and wet-vacs with various attachments for concise cleaning. Drying the area is a process that typically involves using our industrial strength air movers and dehumidification equipment. Once the area has gotten successfully dried, we can assess the full scope of any remaining damage to structural elements and construction materials like flooring, walls, and ceilings.
 
While you might not ever want to need water removal services for your home, sometimes emergencies can happen. With our 24/7 emergency response team at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, you can always remain confident that help is only a phone call away. Reach out to our experienced technicians anytime at (201) 266-0482.
 
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Mitigating Flood Damage within Englewood Homes

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Mitigating Flood Damage within Englewood Homes After you and your family are safe, contact SERVPRO in order to thoroughly dry out and remediate your flooded property.

SERVPRO Remediates Flood Damage Quickly to Prevent Any Secondary Damages From Forming

Many disasters bring a multitude of risks with them whenever they affect properties in Englewood. As both a cause of perilous situations and a way for other dangers to remain hidden, water, especially murky, muddy flood waters, can turn your home into a treacherous place.
 
If your Englewood home suffers flood damage, it may seem insurmountable, but professional restoration can undo the damage and make your home safe again. Removing the risks, including those that can cause damage to your home in the future, should begin as soon as possible. SERVPRO's professional restoration technicians hold IICRC certificates in fields related to all stages of flood damage restoration and mitigation.
 
Our experienced crews are Always Faster To Any Sized Disaster, including flooded homes and businesses. We also arrive prepared and ready to start the work involved in restoring your home so your family can return to their usual routines. Interruptions such as flooding and other catastrophes can cause stress and other issues that affect people adversely. These problems only add to the already complicated situation, making it worse. This makes a quick recovery even more crucial.
 
Besides the interruptions caused by flood damage, your home's living environment becomes saturated with organic matter that includes pathogens, animal waste, and other unwanted materials. Motor oil and other vehicle-related liquids from the roadways can get washed into your home, as can chemicals placed on lawns and gardens. These can seem unlikely to cause harm, but in the interior environment of your home, they can pose risks your family should not face.
 
The water itself also creates hazards for your home's structure. Woods warp when exposed to water for extended periods, and metal fittings, fasteners, and other items can corrode rapidly. The glue under linoleum floors can dissolve and allow bubbled areas to form. Carpeting, due to its construction, often becomes so saturated with the filth carried by flood waters and requires removal and replacement. We have the equipment to dry these floors entirely so new carpeting does not rot or create the perfect environment for microbial growth underneath them.
 
Because water can travel up via capillary action, we use the Injectidry system. This allows us to dry out areas that otherwise might pose problems for us to reach. The tubing directs air from our air movers exactly where we want. Speeding up the process also saves you money by only drying out areas that need our attention.
 
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can be reached by calling our local number, (201) 266-0482, whenever you need our help dealing with flood damage or other risks to your home. We restore homes in the Tenafly and New Milford areas, as well.

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