Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck SERVPRO has professional grade equipment to not only get eliminate visible water, but water vapor within your home.

Dangers of Water Damage

When water is on the move, it can wreak havoc on your Teaneck home. Whether it is the result of a faulty appliance, poor plumbing, or natural disaster, excess water should be controlled to avoid compromising the structural integrity of your home. If not addressed, it can damage building materials made of wood, metal, and even cement. The icing on the cake is you have to deal with mold growth in the house, which can cause health effects to the occupants.

If you are a victim of water damage in Teaneck, SERVPRO can help restore your property. We work 24 hours a day, every day of the week and have a swift emergency response service. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with approval from the IICRC. Using advanced water detection and removal techniques, we can return your home to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Initial water damage is instantly identifiable as opposed to secondary damage, which occurs when water changes from liquid to vapor and spreads throughout the building. Once this moisture condensates, it is absorbed by porous materials and creates damage that could appear after a few years. SERVPRO technicians can use extractor fans to get rid of humid air within the structure and eliminate all water vapor.

Water damage can come from different types of water. Clean water is not particularly harmful to humans, but it can cause extensive property damage. Sources include appliance leaks, broken pipes, and sink overflows. Grey water may contain microorganisms and includes water from broken aquariums, dishwashers, and washing machines. Black water is the most toxic. Sewage back-ups are excellent sources of black water.

When black water finds its way to carpets and other porous materials, we may have to replace these items. High-value area rugs with black water damage can be cleaned, soaked in a biocide, re-cleaned, and then dried. However, we have to confirm whether the rugs have reached a sanitary condition before starting the restoration process.

In a water damage crisis, there are many factors to consider. Let SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood ease your mind. As a locally operated business, we have many years of experience in helping residents of Teaneck and Englewood with water damage restoration. For any assistance, call us today at (201) 266-0482.

Visit http://www.teanecknj.gov/ for more information on Teaneck, NJ.

Radiator Leak: A Source Of Water Damage In Your Englewood Home

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Radiator Leak: A Source Of Water Damage In Your Englewood Home A radiator leak can cause significant water damage to your property.

Water Damage Caused By A Radiator Leak

Older homes often use a hot water system for heating. A boiler, usually in the basement, is connected by a series of pipes to radiators positioned throughout the house. The loop between radiator and boiler, or the radiator or boiler itself can leak, harming your home’s structure and contents. SERVPRO helps investigate the source of water intrusion, restoring building materials and possessions in the water’s path.

Your first hint that your heating system caused water damage to the floor of your Englewood dining room was a mysterious dampness of the carpeting near a window. After searching for obvious causes like spillage of water during meals or rain blown through the window you reached out to us to dry the carpet and evaluate permanent harm to the underlying floor. Our trained technicians investigate and find the unexpected source of the water.

Slowly the radiator under the dining room window leaks water from an ancient valve. Originally used to adjust the flow of water the device seemed frozen in place by sediment or oxidation. A crack in the connection allows water to seep out, barely noticeable, but increasing in volume in warmer weather as the water and cast iron cool and the valve seal loosens. SERVPRO puts you in touch with an appropriate radiator repair shop, and then our technicians move to restore the water damage.

Under the carpeting is a hardwood floor, now warped because of the swelling caused by water absorption. The carpet lifted and padding removed, we attend to the floor. We measure moisture levels initially to aid in setting drying goals. Air movers and drying mats join with dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture level to below 12 percent before sanding and refinishing. If we refinish the wood earlier, the action risks additional warping. It may take a few weeks for the proper levels to be reached, requiring periodic moisture measurements by our crew.

A portion of the floor may be pried up to release hidden pockets of water and to ensure the subflooring is drying as well. Another method SERVPRO uses successfully is the drilling of small holes in the hardwood to encourage the moisture to evaporate. When the floor is heavily sealed by stains, varnishes, and waxes, this approach may be the only way to break the vapor barrier.

Count on SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood to help you solve water damage problems. One call to (201) 266-0482 establishes our partnership with you, committed to restoring your home to pre-water harm condition.

For more information regarding Englewood click here.

Neutralize Water Damage That Exists In Your Englewood Area Home

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Neutralize Water Damage That Exists In Your Englewood Area Home Water intrusions that make their way into your home can leave devastating damage behind.

Water Damage In Your Home


Water intrusions that make their way into your home can leave devastating damage behind. For those of you who appreciate the beauty and elegance of hardwood flooring; how you react and the choices you make can lead to warping or permanently damaging your wood floors.

Protecting your investment, getting the right help, and neutralizing problems that exist in your Englewood home make water damage a bad memory. We can repair your water damaged hardwood floors and help return them to almost new condition; if you make the call. You do not need to face these issues alone and should never attempt repairs on your own. Obviously, you should be able to handle small amounts of water, the finish alone offers some protection. However, it can be difficult to determine how much water has affected your hardwood flooring, an initial inspection from SERVPRO Professionals can help.

Places like SERVPRO, can successfully remove excess water and provide you with a fast drying process to help get things under control quickly. Remember time is a major factor in any water damage repair issue, making the decision to call for help reduces the amount of time mold has to take hold, prevents buckling, and guesswork. If you decide to attempt repairs on your water damaged flooring yourself and make the mistake of refinishing your floor before it is fully dry, you can make the damage even worse. So it is important for the entire area, including the subfloor, to obtain professional attention before a variety of issues take hold and make restoration of your wood flooring impossible.

SERVPRO’s professional water damage restoration services involve utilizing expertly trained technicians, industrial-grade water extraction, and drying equipment. Giving us the ability to dry your hardwood floor quickly and evenly, without causing additional problems that often arise devastating a wood floor’s infrastructure. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood makes every effort to return your home, its contents, and any personal belongings to a quality pre-water damage condition for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Call us to begin restoring your water damaged property, today (201) 266-0482.


Interested in knowing more about Englewood, New Jersey click http://www.cityofenglewood.org/

Dealing With Water Damage in Your Bergen County Pizza Parlor

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing With Water Damage in Your Bergen County Pizza Parlor SERVPRO Dries Out Your Water Damaged Pizza Parlor in Bergen County

Your Bergen County Business Is Rapidly Re-Opened After a Water Problem


It is never possible to predict how water damage strikes your pizza parlor, whether it is a storm, plumbing leak, roof damage, or any other major event. Water can leak into ceilings, walls, furnishings, floors, and other areas of the facility. Not only can water damage the contents of your business, but the building itself. The longer the water is left, the more damage occurs. Understanding the importance of getting repairs done quickly can save your property and business. Disaster strikes at any time, and usually when least expected. SERVPRO needs to be called in with our trained team to clean up the water and repair the damage anywhere in Bergen County.
 
Understanding Characteristics of Water Damage
It does not matter what caused the commercial water damage to your Bergen County business. Our technicians can figure out the cause right away and start working on your facility and the contents. Once we address the cause, we begin to get rid of and salvage anything possible. One step is to mitigate the losses to your food inventory, including flour and mozzerella cheese. We then start making emergency repairs. We also work closely with your insurance company and work in a timely fashion so you can reopen your business as soon as possible.
 
It is important to call us right away if your property has any water damage. Standing water quickly spreads and can ruin your whole building. In a very short time, all upholstery, carpet, books and documents can be destroyed or damaged. The pizza ovens are an expensive capital investment and must be protected. Furniture made of wood can swell, and sections can disintegrate. Metal surfaces can be damaged, too. Standing water must be removed fast.
 
Long-term effects of water damage include molds and bacteria, plus an unpleasant odor that is very negative in your eatery. If left unchecked, more damage occurs, as wood warps and splits, harming countertops and booths alike. The damage might not be obvious in many cases. Maybe it is only noticeable by the smell and mold growth. Small leaks can cause a significant amount of potential damage if they are not handled quickly.
 
Dealing with Water
At SERVPRO, we begin with dehumidifiers and a high-volume, low grain desiccant. The dry air is pushed into areas of dampness and lowers the danger of additional damage. Before these procedures, the source of the water intrusion is found and controlled. The level of contamination must be monitored for repairs to start. When removing the standing water, mold growth is controlled and halted. Once the water starts to evaporate, the level of humidity lowers. It is essential to remove all the water and moisture totally.
 
SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is your go-to source for commercial water damage cleanup and remediation. We have the training and experience you need and deserve, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at (201) 266-0482.

The Technical Guidelines For Working With Asbestos And Water Damage In New Milford

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Technical Guidelines For Working With Asbestos And Water Damage In New Milford The thing to remember is that asbestos only poses a threat when the particles are disturbed.

Asbestos And Water Damage

You might already know a little about the drying process which water damage experts carry out after flooding, leaks, and other domestic emergencies. Usually, the aim is to employ high powered equipment in a way which removes excess water as quickly as possible. What do you do if the water damaged area contains a toxic material?

What if this material is asbestos? Most property owners know that asbestos is extremely toxic if its particles enter the lungs. It used to be a very popular building material back in the sixties and seventies, but this was before people understood the dangers. It has now been banned in scores of countries, but the SERVPRO team do still encounter it when repairing water damage in New Milford, particularly in older properties.

If you live in an older home, there is a chance that it may contain asbestos. When this material gets wet, it can make water damage restoration rather tricky, but there are still plenty of ways that SERVPRO can help.

No Immediate Danger
The thing to remember is that asbestos only poses a threat when the particles are disturbed. People live with it under their carpets and in their walls for decades, and they stay safe because the material is stable. The problem with water damage is that the force of leaks and burst mains can be quite intense. It has the potential to dislodge the asbestos particles.

Testing And Verification
If the SERVPRO team encounters what they believe might be asbestos, while working on your water damage repairs, they will follow EPA and NESHAP regulations. This usually means establishing a containment perimeter around the material, so that harmful particles cannot be spread throughout the house. A sample of the material will be sent to a licensed asbestos inspector. If it comes back positive, the technicians will then defer to the advice of an asbestos abatement specialist. It is likely that safe removal of the material will significantly extend the timeframe for repairs, but it is crucial that the toxic substance is neutralized first.

Working Together To Get Results
The law states that an abatement specialist must be onsite to oversee the handling of asbestos materials. All water damaged components will need to be removed and disposed of according to local regulations. This might include pieces of tank insulation, duct insulation, textured ceiling panels, subflooring, drywall, mastics, sheetrock, and window glazing compounds. Once the danger has been neutralized, the team can get back to finishing the drying process and restoring your residential property to its original condition. You may be required to steer clear of the affected area for a little while longer, just until the technicians are sure that the air is clean and all traces of toxic particles have been eliminated.

Water damage can be a stressful thing for homeowners to have to deal with and the identification of asbestos complicates the process. There are plenty of ways to tackle the challenge and bring your property back to life. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is here to help you find a simple solution. Call us 24//7 at (201) 266-0482.

Water Damage: Primary and Secondary

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage: Primary and Secondary SERVPRO Tip: Mitigate Water Damage in Teaneck by Quickly Removing the Water

SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Properties and Mitigates Losses

When your home or office experiences water flowing into areas where it is not designed for water, water damage can result. There are two different kinds of water damage, primary and secondary. Water damage can still occur months after water has even cleaned up by homeowners or tenants, and this is why expert water removal services should be used.

When resulting from water damage, Teaneck properties that have had major spills indoors should be cleaned up as soon as possible. Significant leaks need professional cleaning and extraction. Water flows downhill, but as it flows, it can also run into barriers or other items that divert the flow of water from what may be what seems to be a logical course, and then continue to flow downhill in other areas. Water does seek its level. Because of this, SERVPRO uses equipment that can detect elevated moisture and humidity levels behind and inside your walls, and find to where all of the water that can damage your home has spread.

Expertise and training give SERVPRO technicians an edge over others and helps us find all that hidden water. Then we can begin to dry in precisely those areas that have become damp, and prevent water damage from happening or continuing. When there are areas that are wet, this is primary damage. It will affect carpets, wallpapers, and even drywall. Left as it is or without professional extraction and drying, secondary water damage can begin to happen.

This type of water damage might not be observable right away and is often not discovered for months after a leak or busted water pipe. This is where drywall is beyond just a bubbled appearance but is actually disintegrating, hardwood floors begin to warp or cup, cracking lengthwise from the pressure of expanding in their confined spaces, and mold growth and its distinctive smell has become noticeable.

Secondary water damage can largely be restored and repaired, with a few items needing replaced, especially in the presence of mold, but this secondary water damage is also highly preventable. This is why it is so important to have professional technicians eliminate the water damage in the first place. When it is completely removed, secondary damage cannot begin.

While it may seem costly to do, having SERVPRO eliminate the primary water damage while they extract all the water and dry out your home is a sound investment. Secondary water damage is extremely expensive to restore and repair, with much of your home's affected interior possibly requiring replacements, instead. We can document any damaged items that are beyond repair so that you can present this paperwork to your insurance carrier, helping you even more in recovering from water damage.

When you have water damage, make it a priority to call us. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482, as we can help you reduce the damaging effects of water damage and mitigate the chance that secondary water damage can happen.
 

Water Damage Can Start Inside Your Home

6/23/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Can Start Inside Your Home A Water Line That Has Burst Can Create A Great Deal of Water Damage

There Are Three Categories of Water

Water damage from a busted water line is one of many ways that any home can suffer damage to the interior. While water from a water line is clean water, depending on where this line is located, the water may not remain clean. Becoming contaminated with dirty carpeting, such as is commonly found in basements, can create water that is a different category.

Clean water coming directly from a water line is considered to be Category 1 water. It poses no risks to health or safety unless it comes into contact with an electrical source or contaminants. Category 2 water may have contaminants, particularly bacteria in it, and generally comes from rainfall or melting snow. Category 3 water contains pathogens that can make you ill. Water damage is not something that you should wait to clean up. Category 1 water can change quickly into Category 3 water when it has been contaminated by carpets, mixed with water found in basement drains, or is left standing on unfinished basement floors.

Mold Quickly Grows When Given Even Small Amounts of Moisture
 
When a water line has burst, your first move should be to shut off the water at the valve. This will stop any additional water from entering into your home. If any electrical lines are affected by the water, you need to call the power company to shut off the power. You can then remove the majority of any standing water by using a mop and buckets. If there is too much water, you should call SERVPRO right away. We are experts in the removal of water and humidity so that mold will not have a chance to grow.

Mold grows quickly in even low levels of moisture. This is because spores are always present in homes, but are kept inactive because of the normal low-level of humidity and moisture. Having all of the water extracted will help prevent this problem. We have special equipment that detects any moisture, and can then pinpoint where these areas are located at. We will inspect the area where your leak was at and any adjacent areas. We will then know exactly where to place our drying equipment for maximum performance.

Water Damage Doesn't Need to Remain Damaged

Water damage must be cleaned up quickly to keep the damage from spreading and also from changing into worse damage. We are professionals who can reduce the chances of the damaging effects of the mold by eliminating the water that has flooded your home, no matter the source. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck and Englewood at (201) 266-0482 and we'll soon have your home back in its pre-damaged state again.

Englewood Water Damage 101

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Englewood Water Damage 101 Whether your property is subject to water damage due to a natural disaster or sewage issue, resolving the issue immediately is immensely valuable.

Water Damage 101 in Englewood

Whether your property is subject to Englewood water damage due to a natural disaster or sewage issue, resolving the issue immediately is immensely valuable. Unfortunately, many homeowners and commercial property owners don't know what to do or who to call when their residential property is affected by water damage. To get a basic understanding of how to effectively grapple with water damage, review the short outline provided below:


What Is Water Damage?
Englewood water damage is a form of damage that results from natural disasters such as fires, floods, and tornadoes. When these events occur, it is often necessary to put out a fire as quickly as possible. The water left behind from the fire extinguishing process is the excess matter that constitutes water damage. Englewood water damage can also occur when a pipe bursts or a sewage issue strikes a community.


Why You Need To Call The Professionals
Once homeowners and business owners realize that their property has been subjected to water damage, they will often attempt to complete a DIY project. Don't commit this error. Water damage is a serious, complex matter that requires professional remediation. Here are several reasons that calling the experts for help is important:


1. Equipment
One of the reasons that calling a professional water damage remediation company is important pertains to equipment. Remediation company specialists have access to specialized equipment that is specifically designed to remove excess water. From dehumidifiers to air movers, professionals have the equipment necessary to complete the drying process with expedience and excellence.


2. Knowledge And Experience
In addition to possessing the equipment necessary to complete the water damage restoration process, industry professionals possess the knowledge to do so. Often, homeowners will try to identify signs of water damage but have difficulty doing so. In many cases, something simple like water spots under the kitchen counter may seem like a non-issue. However, these spots could be signs of a deeper problem. Over the course of many years, water remediation specialists develop the knowledge and experience necessary to identify quickly and eliminate the source of water damage.


Call SERVPRO Immediately
If your commercial or residential property has been affected by water damage, there's only one company to call: SERVPRO. Our tenacious technicians have undergone extensive training and specialize in expediting and optimizing the drying component of the restoration process. Our commitment to offering fast, friendly service has made us an industry leader, and we're ready to help you right now. Call us immediately at (201) 266-0482.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters. 

Our expertise in fire damage and water restoration is extensive. SERVPRO utilizes IICRC training as part of our on-going education to stay ahead of the curve. Call us for help. (201) 266-0482

Water Damage in Teaneck

5/13/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Teaneck Water Damage can happen anywhere and anytime. When the worst occurs call the professionals at SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood (201) 266-0482

Water Damage can really wreak havoc on your home or building. Whether you are dealing with broken pipes or a natural disaster, any number of things can cause flooding in your home. Besides the damage to any of your belongings and appliances, you have to find a way to get the water out of the building, and completely dry out the premises in order to avoid a problem that is compounded by pesky mold. If you are dealing with water damage in Teaneck, the first step is to tackle water removal. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to take on water removal on your own. Otherwise, it is best to call in the professionals when the job is simply too big for you and you don't have the equipment or manpower to complete the water removal process. Also, notify your insurance company and take pictures of everything before you begin your clean up job. If you are going to get any kind of compensation, it will be necessary to have proof of the full extent of water damage in your building.

Think About Electricity Before You Get Started
Before you actually begin removing water and drying out the premises, bear in mind that you have live electricity that is submerged under water. You take the risk of getting a dangerous shock unless you cut the power. Once the power is off, you can also address gas or propane. These sources of potential leaks should be turned off as well. Once you are sure it is safe to actually go into the flooded area of the building, make sure you are dressed in protective gear. There is a possibility that the water is contaminated. You'll find that there is a variety of equipment you can use to remove water, from sump pumps to wet vacuums, and heated blowers. In some cases, your best option is to allow evaporation to occur with the assistance of ventilation once the water has been removed.

Take Care of Your Building Once the Water is Gone
When the water has been removed, along with any damaged belongings, you will need to perform a thorough cleaning with a disinfectant. You'll also be able to assess the damage and decide what needs to be replaced, from dry wall to flooring.

When your Englewood Cliffs home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood for all of your water damage needs 24/7 (201) 266-0482