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Hiring Mold Remediation Specialists For Your Bergen County Home

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hiring Mold Remediation Specialists For Your Bergen County Home Our process ensure that the mold colonies that are forming are removed.

Mold Remediation Specialists

It is only during severe weather situations that you see if there are structural weaknesses in your foundation construction. While many Bergen County homes have sufficient protection against penetrating water when flash floods and other damaging weather arises, even seemingly insignificant water penetration could result in some lingering issues for your home.

While you might not have flooded during a severe torrential storm that had passed through recently, some water and moisture on the walls and floors of your lower level could provide the right conditions for mold damage to occur to your Bergen County residence. You might not always be able to see this when it happens, but there is the tell-tale sign of a familiar musty odor to greet you as you enter the affected area. When you encounter this, it is a good idea to call certified professionals to handle this situation on your behalf.

Our SERVPRO team gets certified through high standards set by the IICRC to remediate mold in homes and commercial structures using the latest equipment and techniques. Our process ensure that the mold colonies that are forming are removed, that the area gets thoroughly disinfected and contents restored, and finally, that the mold does not get an opportunity to spread further throughout your home.

Our training ensures that we can identify the presence of mold in your home and thoroughly remove each fungus hyphae with deep scrubbing equipment fitted with HEPA filters to eliminate stirring spores. SERVPRO remediation specialists utilize equipment like negative air chambers to nullify mold spores produced by the thriving colonies and prevent them from spreading to new areas of the moist environment.

Dehumidification is the next part of the remediation process, which eliminates the moisture in the air. By doing this, spores still present in the air do not have the conditions to seat and grow again. The assessment of the affected area ultimately gets resolved when our experienced SERVPRO professionals seal off the water penetration points around your foundation to prevent further moisture.

With mold damages, you should not wait to get the problem resolved. Call our IICRC certified remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood today at (201) 266-0482.

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Home Furnishing Store in Bergen County Needs Multifaceted Water Damage Remediation

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Home Furnishing Store in Bergen County Needs Multifaceted Water Damage Remediation If the sprinkler system goes off and causes water damage to your commercial space, call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Offers Professional and Thorough Water Damage Remediation Services to Large Commercial Spaces

Some of the automatic safety features in modern commercial buildings can cause unanticipated adverse outcomes. Systems intended to monitor smoke and heat in a Bergen County retail outlet may misinterpret data received and commence a response that is damaging to the business or retail space. A professional restoration effort offers the best outcome when such a miscommunication happens.

A modular furnishing and household goods warehouse store in Bergen County deals with significant water damage throughout the several levels of the business after the sprinkler system activates due to a malfunction. Thousands of gallons of water spray walls, floors, and sample furnishings. Appliances, housewares, and linens all suffer water damage. We have the training and the experience to manage this type of large-scale commercial water damage.

SERVPRO sends seasoned project managers and crews to evaluate the tasks needed to resolve this complicated situation. Structural water damage restoration requires a process that starts with water removal and ends with appropriately planned drying of building material and fixtures. We use pumps and extractors and then plot out a strategy of air mover, heater, and dehumidifier positioning to reduce the remaining moisture content quickly. Members of our crew consistently and continuously monitor moisture levels to ensure we meet our drying goals. The large scale of the drying plan is managed by designating sectors and ensuring employees in each sector communicate progress to the project management team.

As we work on the structural water damage issues with a portion of our workforce, other SERVPRO crews devise ways to stage the damaged contents, so appropriate decisions to restore, discard, or take another approach are made department by department. Packing out some of the inventory to a dry area within the commercial building or off-site is likely as options are reviewed by the business and its insurers.

Water damage evaluation of the contents and inventory requires collaboration among our crews, local and corporate business management representatives, and the company’s insurance carriers. SERVPRO offers a range of specialized water damage and drying services. Some are completed off-site like document freeze-drying, laundering, and dry cleaning. Others happen at the commercial site, including cleaning and drying of non-porous furnishings and household goods.

Using a full-spectrum restoration company like SERVPRO is a wise decision, even if a business is tempted to use its in-house staff or cleaning service. We have the certified technicians and equipment onboard at the time of the crisis. We also have access to help from a nationwide network of other experienced and well-equipped restoration companies if additional help is needed. No on the job training in water damage repair is necessary as we prepare routinely for this kind of a disaster.

When sprinkler systems threaten to ruin rather than save your retail business, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready to respond. Call (201) 266-0482 to have a scalable team of water damage experts on-site as soon as possible.

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Combating Odors After Flood Damage to Your Bergen County Home

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Combating Odors After Flood Damage to Your Bergen County Home When flood water enters your home it can leave behind unwanted odors, SERVPRO has professional equipment to eliminate these odors.

SERVPRO Technicians Eliminate Odors after Flood Damage

Flooding due to heavy rains, storms or other natural disasters can have a long-lasting impact on your property. The odors that linger on long after flood water is removed can be difficult to get rid of from your Bergen County home. If you want your house smelling like home again, you need professional help.

SERVPRO technicians utilize some of the best deodorizing equipment and techniques that eliminate even the most difficult to remove odors from your Bergen County property. We use multiple methods that ensure complete and efficient odor elimination after flood damage. Here are some of the techniques that we use for odor elimination after flood damage. 

Direct Spraying

In this method, small hand or powered sprayers are used to spray strong deodorants over the affected area. During flood damage, this technique is also used to apply disinfectants as well. 

Wet Fogging

Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) foggers are used to dispense water-based or solvent-based deodorants. SERVPRO uses some of the best wet foggers on the market. These foggers are designed to administer the deodorizing compounds in minute particles that penetrate deep within the pores where the odor-causing particles hide. 

Thermal Fogging

Although thermal fogging is mostly used to combat smoke odors, it is sometimes used to eliminate odors due to flooding as well. Solvent-based deodorizers are vaporized by the application of heat during thermal fogging. This method breaks down the deodorant into minute particles that penetrate deep into the pores and eliminate even the strongest odors. 

Venting Box Fans

Ventilation is a big part of odor elimination. SERVPRO technicians use box fans to ventilate before and after deodorizing. These high-velocity fans can ventilate large areas quickly. Efficient ventilation can also reduce the waiting period for occupancy after deodorizing treatments. 

Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers eliminate air-borne odor-causing particles. The scrubber draws in dirty air through a series of filters and traps the odor particles. Air scrubbers use HEPA filtration technology that can eliminate particles that are as small as 0.3 microns with an efficiency of 99.97%.

Call SERVPRO at Teaneck / Englewood today at (201) 266-0482 to talk to our odor elimination experts. Our skilled and certified technicians can help you eliminate even the most stubborn odors after flood damage in no time.

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When Your Furniture Succumbs To Mold Damage In New Milford

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Your Furniture Succumbs To Mold Damage In New Milford Some of the problems created by higher-than-normal humidity levels include a dank odor and mold damage

Mold Damaged Furniture

High humidity and damp areas in a New Milford home can result in destructive deterioration and other problems. Homeowners can prevent these situations from developing by keeping moisture at reasonable levels, quickly cleaning up spills, and repairing leaky pipes whenever you discover them.

Some of the problems created by higher-than-normal humidity levels include a dank odor and mold damage, and both can adversely affect New Milford homes. Many people associate a dank smell with microbial growth in a house, although mold can grow without making any such odor.

Mold grows wherever it can access moisture, and upholstered furniture, with its built-in reservoir of padding and foam inserts, provides an ideal location for microbes. The cellular structure of padding and foam not only retain moisture easily but mold easily penetrates these materials, breaking them down and staining them, also. Mold can also proliferate in the tiny grooves found on natural wood, even if covered in a varnish or other durable finish.

SERVPRO's technicians earn and retain certificates from the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). If we begin the necessary work soon after mold starts colonizing in and on your furniture, the likelihood of success increases. Waiting to start remediation of moldy furniture can allow microbes to damage your furniture to the point it requires more than remediation. Procrastination also places carpeting and other textiles at higher risk of developing similar problems.

Some of the work we perform is carried out manually while other work requires the use of machinery. When furniture faces damage from microbial activity, we inspect the entire piece of furniture and the area where you previously kept such furniture to determine the level of activity. Cleaning your chairs, sofas, and other pieces remove much of the organic matter that creates the risk while reducing the chances of staining. Unfortunately, we might be unable to remove any discoloration that already exists.

The machinery we implement is designed to remove any microbes from the air so they cannot affect other areas of your home. Checking the overall humidity of your home, taking readings in different locations, can help us advise you on the use of dehumidification units or other measures that can prevent problems in the future.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood recognizes every part of your home as necessary to your family's overall health and comfort. Keeping everything within reasonable levels of humidity and microbial activity helps protect your home and your family. Call us at our 24-hour service, any day of the year, at our local number, (201) 266-0482, whenever you suspect mold damage is affecting your home or furnishings.

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Fire Damage and Soot Damage Restoration Services in Bergen County

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Soot Damage Restoration Services in Bergen County It is important to call SERVPRO immediately after the fire is out to minimize the extent of the damage.

Call on SERVPRO for Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services

Fire and soot damage can leave your property in an unsightly state, not to mention the possible odor and secondary damage because of the acidic nature of soot. Fortunately, there are several things Bergen County homeowners can do to deal with the situation. This involves engaging professional restoration services to ensure a proper cleanup process and maintain the structural integrity of your property.

In the event of a fire emergency in your home, you need to act quickly to minimize the extent of the damage. SERVPRO has many years of experience in fire damage restoration, and we are strategically located to respond quickly to any emergency in Bergen County. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, every day of the year to ensure that you do not lose valuable items when a fire occurs.

Soot damage is common after a fire and usually appears as a black powdery substance due to incomplete combustion. Tiny soot particles can stick to building contents and surfaces such as walls and ceilings in the aftermath of a fire. Soot residue is difficult (and sometimes impossible) to cleanup, especially when using the wrong methods.

SERVPRO technicians are professionally trained to deal with the two main types of soot after fire damage -- dry and oily. Dry soot is relatively easy to remove, but oily soot often requires using degreasing agents. It is common to find dry soot in one room and oily in another when treating fire damage and soot damage. It all varies with the types of materials involved.

SERVPRO professionals carry a number of products that are specially designed for soot removal from different surfaces. Sometimes, depending on the nature of the item or the severity of the fire and soot damage, removing the soot residue may not be possible, and we may have to discard that item. Of course, we must first check with you, the property owner, before making this decision.

Smoke odor may linger in carpets, clothing, upholstered furniture, and draperies when fire damage occurs. To get rid of this smell, we must apply proper deodorization techniques. This includes using chemicals and "counteractants" that disintegrate smoke particles to eliminate odors. The specific type of product we use depends on the kind of material that was burned in the fire. However, our products are applicable to all sorts of items, including carpets, draperies, and furniture.

The presence of fire damage in the house can significantly affect the mood of its occupants. If you need quick and reliable fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is there to help. We are available 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.  

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Commercial Water Removal In New Milford Pizzerias

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal In New Milford Pizzerias Water damage is a common problem for Pizzerias.

Commercial Water Removal

Water damage is a common problem for New Milford businesses. Pipes burst, and plumbing becomes backed-up for various reasons year-round. Getting the water out is the important first step.

New Milford commercial water removal is important for every business, but especially for one where children are the customer focus. Pizza places with a theme and arcade games attract a lot of business, which means many kids are running around. In an environment already filled with coughing children, crying infants, and spilled soda everywhere, SERVPRO knows that the last thing a manager needs is a soggy carpet and out-of-order bathrooms.

The first thing we do is stop the leak. In a business like this one, the usual sources are a broken sink or backed-up toilet in the bathroom. If the manager has not done so already, we turn off the water to stop the flow and then fix the problem. We fix most plumbing issues in just an hour or two.

Now we get the water out. If the water is more than an inch in depth, we bring in a commercial grade water pump. Even in a large facility like a pizzeria, SERVPRO technicians can remove all standing water in a single day. Once the water is barely covering the surface and most of it is trapped in the carpets, we change over to water extraction wands.

For water less than an inch in depth, we go directly to the wands to pull moisture from the carpet and out of cracks or grooves in concrete and tile. Depending on the amount of carpet involved, this task takes one or two days. Since most commercial carpets do not have a pad underneath, technicians save time because we do not have to lift the carpet to dispose of it. Additional drying is often needed, but these the wands and pumps remove over 90 percent of the water.

As a locally owned franchise operation, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood understands that every business needs to reopen quickly after a shut-down. Keeping our customers happy and our community thriving is why we do this. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at (201) 266-0482 today.

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Indoor Flooding Problems Requiring Water Removal Services in Bergen County

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Indoor Flooding Problems Requiring Water Removal Services in Bergen County Clogged gutters can cause water to enter your home requiring professional water removal services.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Efficient Water Removal Services

Indoor flooding can wreak havoc on your belongings and structural components. Although it mostly happens unexpectedly, the reaction time is crucial. Water removal must happen immediately to minimize the damage. The best approach to these types of situations is contacting a trusted, locally-based water damage restoration company.

At SERVPRO, we deal with a wide range of water damage cases and can provide the water removal services you need in Bergen County. We have the resources and expertise to salvage your property before it is too late. Following IICRC guidelines, we can commence the cleanup process instantly, ensuring that your contents are back to their original state as fast as possible, "Like it never even happened."

Clogged drain pipes are one of the leading causes of water damage in the house. When water backs up in the drain sink, for instance, it can cause considerable flooding in the room. Eventually, it may end up ruining your furniture, flooring, and other items. Watch out for signs of poor drainage, which may point to an impending problem.

Clogged rain gutters can also cause flooding and subsequent water damage, especially during periods of heavy rainfalls. The water can overflow from the gutter system and drain into the ground surrounding your foundation. SERVPRO technicians can check for any leaks in your basement walls and repair any worn out concrete when necessary.

Another possible source of flood damage in the house is your water heater. Leaks in the water heater can lead to big problems and even total failure of your tank. The endless water supply eventually floods your home, especially if no one is around to stop it. When this happens, you should contact SERVPRO immediately for quick water removal. A faulty washing machine hose should also raise concern, as it can create a lake inside your home and cause a great deal of water damage.

If any of these problems causes indoor flooding and water damage to your property, you can count on SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood for swift water removal services. We are available 24/7, every day of the year to attend to your emergency. Call us today at (201) 266-0482.  

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How SERVPRO's National Size Helps for Flood Damage in New Milford

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO's National Size Helps for Flood Damage in New Milford Flooding after a storm can be devastating. SERVPRO has the tools and personnel to handle drying out your property after damage. Call today.

Our Technicians Have Equipment Resources and Personnel to Handle BOTH Small and Large Scale Storm Damage Remediation

When major storms hit, they usually hit large areas at once. One SERVPRO franchise may suddenly be flooded with dozens of calls in the span of a few hours, and from an outside perspective, it can be difficult to understand how we can service such large numbers of flood damage victims in New Milford and surrounding areas at once. Our secret is our national presence: there are over 1,700 SERVPRO franchises nationwide, a number that grows every year. Interconnectedness with other regions and facilities lets us acquire extra personnel and equipment when we need it most, and allows us to service more homeowners at once.
Hurricanes are some of the most common scenarios in which we mobilize extra teams to combat flood damage in New Milford. The entire east coast of the United States remains vulnerable to hurricanes, as seen in 2012 when hurricane Sandy caused immense damage on the northern coast. When that storm hit, SERVPRO locations across the region mobilized to help areas closer to the coast to rebuild and restore their homes.
However, Sandy is not the most recent storm to warrant such a large-scale response in the region. In 2014, the infamous Polar Vortex struck, causing catastrophic snow and flood damage across multiple states. Once again, SERVPRO franchises from all around the region helped locals to protect their properties as much as possible, saving combined millions thanks to fast and efficient mitigation efforts. Moreover, then, in 2017, hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in Texas and Florida, respectively, costing hundreds of billions of dollars in combined damage. SERVPRO teams from around the country lent resources and equipment to the affected regions, and continue to assist in efforts to reverse damages and effects from these destructive storms.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is a local franchise of a national company with the resources, personnel, and connections to make sure your home recovers from flood damage as smoothly as possible. Call us at (201) 266-0482.
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Homeowners in New Milford Facing a Variety of Fire Damage Issues

10/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Homeowners in New Milford Facing a Variety of Fire Damage Issues If fire breaks out in your home, make sure that you and your family get to safety. After the fire fighters leave, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate All Aspects of Fire Damage After a Fire

A variety of problems exist after fire strikes your New Milford property. Without professional help, you may be causing additional damage without even knowing.  

Immediately after firefighters deem your home safe again, you may feel a sense of urgency to enter your home, to witness fire damage in New Milford first-hand, which may be a significant mistake. There are areas in your home covered with smoke, soot, and ash that continually does damage long after the flames go out.  

It takes a professionally trained technician, like those offered at SERVPRO, to help you enter your home after a fire. We understand how to protect your carpeting, furniture, appliances, and other household contents from harm while surveying and assessing damages on your property. You never want to add to the problem, so, make sure you call for help before reentering your home.

Remember, residues settle on any available surface. Your SERVPRO cleaning and restoration technicians use a variety of methods to stop damage in its tracks and do everything they can to return many of your household items to a quality pre-fire damage condition. Your shelving, windows, upholstery items, books, antiques, and artwork all require different techniques to restore correctly.

Your locally owned and operated SERVPRO is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to provide you with full-service solutions to emergency situations that occur in your home. We are proud to serve our local community and answer your call for help immediately. All of our technicians are IICRC-industry certified and follow strict guidelines approved by the EPA, as well as local, state, and federal governing institutions.  

As with any fire, water damage is also a concern. Our technicians have access to water extraction and drying equipment of all types, making your cleaning and restoration that much quicker. We perform every repair, replacement, or reconstruction service necessary to make it look, "Like it never even happened."

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, today. We provide services to Englewood and Tenafly as well, helping members of our local communities and ensuring a safe, comfortable restoration experience. (201) 266-0482

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services for Teaneck Residents

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services for Teaneck Residents Contact SERVPRO if you see or smell the scent of mold in your home. We will investigate and remediate the infestation.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Discover the Root Cause of Your Mold Infestation Before Remediating the Damage

Mold can sneak up on you when you least expect it, especially if you do not understand how to identify early warning signs. Sometimes it takes a professional to identify mold in your Teaneck home properly; it can hide and grow somewhere completely out of sight.

As you may already know, having mold growth is natural; it can take hold anywhere, anytime, as long as the right conditions exist. However, you can hire a professional to help control the spread and repair mold damage that occurs in your Teaneck area home.  

Mold damage usually develops over time, taking hold after a water intrusion, spreading throughout your home within 72-hours. That is all it takes, a simple addition that provides mold with the last ingredient to begin its growth cycle anew. Believe it or not, mold can lay dormant for weeks, just waiting for the right conditions to exist.
Early signs of mold growth include noticeable water stains on your ceiling, walls, under a cabinet, or in crawlspaces throughout your home. SERVPRO technicians can help you identify common areas and visual signs that help catch mold growth early. Learning more about how mold behaves can even help you prevent future events.

Another early sign involves a dank, musty smell emanating from general locations. While it is entirely possible for multiple locations to give off the same scent, the odor itself gets stronger the closer you are to the problem. If you can catch these early signs, SERVPRO can help limit any losses you experience.

SERVPRO mold remediation technicians use various methods to detect the presence of mold in your home. Once discovered, we can take immediate steps to control the problem occurring under your roof. Plastic sheeting helps contain the affected area, while negative-airflow machines, moisture detectors, and dehumidifiers all contribute to improving your home's indoor air quality.

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck for a complete description of available services or to begin your mold remediation process, today. We provide full-service solutions throughout Englewood, NewMilford, and Tenafly. Contact our kind, caring, professional staff, today. (201) 266-0482

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