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Englewood Locals Get Moving with Guided Exercise

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flood removal is no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water damage restoration services.

Participate in Online Exercise Events for All Ages in Englewood

Online Meditation Events is home to a slew of virtual wellness events designed to get Englewood locals moving and motivated. The Let’s Move series takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays for 45 minutes each. The next Monday session is on January 25th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Regular exercise a few times a week offers many benefits, especially for residents working from home full-time or those who are immunocompromised. Variety is key to fitness and maximizes the positive aspects of your wellness endeavors.

Why consider a new and diverse virtual fitness routine performed with others? Consider these benefits:

  • Increased serotonin levels for mood regulation
  • A healthier cardiovascular system for better breathing
  • Befriend locals with similar goals and motivate each other to reach them

This virtual fitness event is targeted at people of all ages. Better still, admission is free.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood provides basement flood removal for Englewood homeowners who call (201) 266-0482.

Enjoy a Friday Night Tango Near Teaneck

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Teaneck Residents Can Dance the Night Away in Leonia

Each Friday, Club Tango hosts a Friday Night Tango at the American Legion Hall on Broad Avenue in Leonia, New Jersey. Whether you live in Teaneck or Englewood, you are cordially invited to join in on the fun from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. The next Friday Night Tango takes place on January 15, 2021.

Dance styles showcased during the Friday Night Tango event include:

  • Traditional
  • Nuevo
  • Salsa

Whether you are a beginner who has never danced before or a seasoned salsa dancer, Club Tango wants to see you there. Registration is free at Eventbrite, with a $15 cover per person paid at the door. Admission is limited to adhere to current public health and safety regulations. Masks and social distancing are a must to participate in this event.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood provides emergency-response fire damage mitigation for Teaneck homeowners within hours after they call (201) 266-0482.

Teaneck Residents Get Quality Mitigation Services from Trained Experts

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside the fire department When it comes to flood damage it is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO and their technicians . They are IICRC certified for the job.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood Keeps Teaneck Homes in a Comfortable, Safe, Pre-Loss Condition

Teaneck, New Jersey, is one of the most populous communities in Bergen County and home to a whopping 40,000 citizens. The town was established in 1895 from former townships combined to form one, including parts of Leonia and Bogota. Many historical events have occurred in and near Teaneck, including:

  • The American retreat after the Battle of Fort Washington
  • Desegregation of public schools in 1965 after the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Like many other areas of The Garden State, the Teaneck area was originally home to the Lenni-Lenape. Their encampments were initially located along what is now Queen Anne Road. Fycke Lane was once the site of an Achikinhesacky settlement led by Chief Oratam.

Today, Teaneck’s community is exceptionally diverse and noted for its prominent Modern Orthodox Jewish community and various kosher businesses. There are four yeshivas and fourteen synagogues between the communities of Teaneck, New Milford, and Bergenfield alone. Nearby, locals can find New York City’s Yeshiva University.

Notable individuals from Teaneck include Jonas Brothers guitarist Kevin Jonas, fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, and famed international soccer player Giuseppe Rossi.

Teaneck’s Arts and Culture and The Puffin Foundation

This Teaneck nonprofit was formed in 1983 to give a voice to minority groups and an amplified soundstage for free expression and achievement. The Foundation also provides grants and other resources for local artists and related groups. It was seeded initially with millions accumulated by Allen screw tycoon Perry Rosenstein, a strong proponent of giving unconventional artists and other cultural figures a chance to innovate.

The original president and founder of The Puffin Foundation, Dorothea Violet Rosenstein, was also the source of the nonprofit’s name. Before her passing, she joined a National Audubon volunteer group in moving puffin hatchlings from Newfoundland’s Great Island to the Maine coast on Eastern Egg Rock. The puffins were banded to see if they would return to start a colony, as puffins tended to make homes where they hatched. The team’s efforts to restore the puffin population bore fruit. The name was taken on by the Foundation in honor of Mrs. Rosenstein’s work.

The Puffin Foundation’s philosophy has not changed, and today seeks to fund progressive cultural works during its two annual grant cycles:

  • The first cycle runs from January to June and provides anywhere from $1000 to $2500 to art organizations and individual artists alike
  • The second funding cycle is targeted at media and journalistic achievements, especially those related to labor, environmental issues, LGBTQ rights, and feminism

Teaneck also benefits from The Puffin Foundation’s Cultural Forum, which backs performances and hosts them at their Puffin Way venue.

Teaneck and the American Revolution

The most crucial battle Teaneck was involved in was Fort Lee, originally known as Fort Constitution. This battlement was in a strategically advantageous location in the Hudson Palisades directly across from Manhattan Island’s Fort Washington.

Fort Constitution was constructed in July of 1776, while Fort Washington was built across the River. It was named Fort Lee after completion in honor of the Continental Army’s General Charles Lee. Directly between was a network of chevaux-de-frise to defend against British cavalries. The goal of these two forts and the blockade between them was to prevent British warships from passing through the lower Hudson River. Several tactics were employed to this end, such as:

  • The New Jersey State Militia fortifying the bluff
  • Fortifying Burdett’s Landing near water level
  • Using the local ferry as a supply line between the two forts

Before the battle began, boatman Peter Bourdette’s intelligence gathering was crucial for ascertaining British troop movements. This information allowed for a proper evacuation of Fort Lee and preparation for the battle to come. However, these efforts proved to be insufficient for keeping the Hudson River free from British control.

The Battle of Fort Lee was ultimately a loss for American soldiers overwhelmed by British and Hessian troops. An estimated 2,000 militiamen squared off against over 5,000 soldiers. The Continental Army had to withdraw across the Hackensack River, passing through Teaneck and other nearby towns to regroup.

This retreat inspired Thomas Paine to pen The American Crisis, which included the famous quote, “These are the times that try men’s souls.”

How Can SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood Remove Home Flood Damage Odors?

After a Teaneck home suffers flood damage, SERVPRO can answer the call in mere hours to begin the inspection and remediation process. The sooner homeowners make the call and file a claim, the sooner their insurance providers can compensate them for structural and contents losses. SERVPRO technicians are Institute of Inspection Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited to return homes to a preloss state after flooding occurs.

Odor control is one of the most challenging aspects of a residential flood. Not only are there typically several odor sources, but most homeowners do not have access to deodorizers that eliminate odor-causing particles.

SERVPRO uses such tools as EPA-registered biocides, ultra low-volume foggers, and pump sprayers to address such odor sources as:

  • Sewage contamination from floodwaters or basement drain backups
  • Chemical residues and runoff from home products, industrial plants, and commercial facilities
  • Mold and other forms of microbial contamination
  • Silt, pests, and other odor-causing debris that enter a home during a flood

Having licensed professionals service your home is also safer for your property’s occupants. Trained technicians wear the personal protection equipment (PPE) necessary to protect themselves from debris, sharps, pests, and chemicals that can compromise a home’s safety until remediation and restoration are completed.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is prepared to provide Faster To Any Size Disaster mitigation and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (201) 266-0482 to begin the cleanup process.

Englewood Residents Can Cut Loose with Tango Lessons

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Dancers doing the tango Take time to learn how to dance while SERVPRO does the tango with your homes fire damage leaving it "Like it never even happened."

For those interested in learning pair dances like the tango, lessons are available now.

Learning to dance can be a considerable obstacle, but it might mean the world to your partner. The last thing that you would want to do is invest a hefty sum in dance lessons and coursework when you are not sure you will fully commit. Fortunately, in nearby Leonia, NJ, couples can learn the tango basics for a small fee.  

While this is a long-running course happening every Friday night at the American Legion Hall in Leonia, NJ, space is limited for each slot. The next spot occurs on Friday, December 18th, 2020, from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM. The lessons cover traditional and nuevo styles, as well as a touch of salsa. You can call the venue before the classes for more information at (201) 956-7145. 

Post-fire cleanup for Englewood homes can make you want to do anything but dance. Our experienced SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can help with a fast response and skilled cleaning that saves you money. Give us a call at (201) 266-0482. 

Cleaning Up Fire Damages in Englewood Medical Centers

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

"Emergency" If you have a fire emergency in your home or business, call in the experts at SERVPRO. We will have a team on site right away.

It is vital to clean and restore the top clinics and medical facilities of Bergen County after a fire. 

Taking care of one another has always been one of the staples of our sense of community here in Englewood. Bergen County residents make up several smaller municipalities and towns, including Teaneck and New Milford. Caring for those who need it the most has helped inspire some of the most recognized and renowned medical facilities in the state, whether it is meant to provide urgent care, hope, or comforts. The protection of these facilities after disasters like fires is one of our capable SERVPRO team's responsibilities. We are leading fire restoration professionals and large loss recovery providers that can handle substantial structures and widespread loss effects.

Hospitals and Care Centers

The largest medical facility directly serving Englewood and its residents is the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Because it is affiliated with the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the center has been a staple for the latest advancements in modern medicine applicable in a smaller-scale hospital setting. This connection also allows this Englewood facility to network with a talented roster of medical professionals and experts in their fields to consult on the best treatment options for individual cases. While the hospital began as a 12-bed clinic in 1890, since then, it has grown to have nearly 300 beds with a strong focus on emergency care and pediatric health. 

Providing the top-tier level of care available for Bergen County residents begins with an expert staff and a community willing to do what is necessary to allow the facility to grow. Since its humble beginnings, the now thriving Englewood Hospital and Medical Center offer a wide range of life-saving and rehabilitation services ranging from heart and vascular care to integrative medicine and bloodless surgeries. 

The ArtWorks Program

In 2002, ArtWorks, a Naomi Cohain Foundation, began its efforts to provide a better healthcare and treatment approach for youth and young adults. This non-profit organization's premise is that introducing those from birth to age 24 who have life-limiting conditions or chronic illnesses to performing arts gives them a conduit for self-expression, personal development, and most importantly, healing.  

At the age of 14, the namesake Naomi Cohain was diagnosed with late-stage bone cancer. Because of her work with an art therapist, Naomi was able to take the time that she had left and pour it into the arts that brought a smile to her face in even the bleakest of times. It is the knowledge that the arts can change your perspective that has pushed ArtWorks ever forward, being a supportive and accommodating presence in the lives of so many in New Jersey that struggle with unpleasant prognoses. 

Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities 

The care and well-being of the most vulnerable in our communities are the focus and heart of the work of many rehabilitation and nursing facilities throughout the county. Many of these organizations work in part or exclusively with the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, which gives each of them direct access to a network of some of New Jersey's most accomplished doctors and specialists. Because of the hundreds of individuals who rely on 24/7 support and attention, fires in these facilities must be addressed as quickly as possible by competent restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team. From air quality control to surface cleaning, a fast response reduces patients' need for mass relocation. 

Public Education Institutions 

The schools of Englewood, Teaneck, and all of Bergen County provide quality education to thousands of students every year. With just the Englewood Public School District, there are five public schools ranging from pre-K up to 12th grade. From recent demographics, the district provides a classroom for nearly 3100 students and employs almost 250 teachers, making the school district among Englewood's top employers. 

Much like the area's medical facilities, fire restoration professionals' fast response like our SERVPRO team is critical after a disaster. Also like the care centers and rehabilitation facilities throughout Bergen County, these institutions are always working on getting students out on better footing for a stable future. It is a nurturing community of educators that care for the student body's well-being and the respect of those who make up the staff. An excellent example of this is the Cleveland School's renaming to McCloud School in honor and memory of Dr. Leroy McCloud. He had given 50 years to the service of Englewood Public School District and served as principal of Cleveland School. 

What Steps Are Vital to Fire Restoration in Englewood? 

Restoring your home or one of Englewood's medical facilities hinges on our SERVPRO team's fast response. Loss effects, primarily odors, particulates, and soot can travel quickly throughout the property through pathways like the HVAC system. Quickly reaching a damaged residence can allow debris removal actions to begin and reduce the concentration and severity of these specific effects.

Likewise, our general contracting division of our SERVPRO team can work on offering immediate repairs and containment. By eliminating holes made by the spreading fire or man-made holes created to improve firefighting actions, we can better protect the property from further damage. Our responding technicians can also fixate on water removal that is often a concern for these properties after extinguishment efforts complete. Once these immediate concerns have been addressed, we can focus on other fire damage restoration approaches in Englewood homes.

Soot removal is one of the most challenging obstacles that our professionals face when responding to fire losses throughout Bergen County. When our technicians first arrive during the emergency services phase, we can address these hazardous concerns with the placement and use of air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and other filtration equipment. Highly damaged construction elements and fixtures can get removed and replaced at this time.

These first actions are critical to a shorter and less costly fire restoration process. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can make fire losses "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

Teaneck Residents Enjoy Some of NYC and Jersey's Best Comics

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles Call the experts at SERVPRO when your property experiences a water catastrophe.

Have a laugh with some socially-distanced stand-up in Hackensack.  

If there were ever a time where stand-up comedy was necessary, it would be now. From Teaneck and Englewood to any of the smaller communities surrounding Hackensack, come down to Club Flamingo on Saturday, December 5th, 2020, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The best of NYC's and NJ's stand-up comics and up and coming talents share their best material with the crowd. 

Because of the limited capacities and distancing required, the free show's availability is expected to be a challenge. You can reach Club Flamingo to find out more about the show and reserve your free tickets to the event by calling (201) 440-3332. You can also RSVP through the Eventbrite website by searching for the venue. 

The need for water restoration in Teaneck homes is anything but a laughing matter, so let our SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood team help. We have experienced restoration technicians available 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. 

Embrace the Holiday Season in Teaneck

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle We cannot wait to see Big Santa at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Friday November 20th.

Drive-in to See the 50-Foot-Tall Santa in Teaneck.

Big Santa is a timeless holiday tradition at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Friday, November 20th. From the 1950s to the 1980s, community members could see Big Santa for miles. After a long hiatus, Big Santa is back for the third annual lighting event. Guests can look forward to enjoying holiday music, performing artists, and even an appearance from Mrs. Claus! Not only is this event fun, but it will also benefit bergenPac, a local non-profit performing arts center. 

Details for the Event Include:

  • The event is from 5 pm-7 pm in the parking lot near Nordstrom and Design Within Reach.
  • Reservations are required for this drive-in event.
  • The cost per car is $20. 
  • 100% of the cost goes toward benefiting bergenPAC.
  • Each car receives a holiday gift bag, including a $20 gift card and other surprises.

Contact SERVPRO SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood for water cleanup in Bergen County, anytime, day or night, at (201) 266-0482. 

Enjoy a Rustic Holiday Tradition Near Teaneck.

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

"Township of Teaneck" SERVPRO wants to remind you to keep us in mind if you find yourself in need of assistance with Storm damage repairs.

Visit the Orchard of Lights at Demarest Farms Just Outside Teaneck. 

Share fun holiday traditions with your children at Demarest Farms’ Orchard of Lights. The annual event takes place just outside Teaneck in the peaceful landscapes of Hillsdale, where you can relax and enjoy the fresh outdoor air. It operates on November 24th, 27th, and 28th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Then, excepting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Orchard of Lights continues every night from December 3rd through the 29th. During this period, its Sunday through Thursday operating hours are from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and it’s Friday and Saturday hours run from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. At the venue, you can enjoy some of the following activities:

  • A hay wagon ride through a 32-acre orchard filled with holiday light displays
  • Meet and take pictures with Santa
  • Hear Santa’s singing reindeer
  • Enjoy hot cocoa and make your own S’mores

Your neighborhood, SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood, is pleased to announce this event. With that said, as flood damage remediators, we would like to remind you that if you ever need help recovering from a flood, we are always here to help. Call us anytime at (201) 266-0482.

Did You Know These Common Myths About Water Removal Services?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

water pooling on living room floor. sofa in background It doesn't take much for water to accumulate in your home. We can completely remediate the damage and make it, "Like it never even happened."

Teaneck Residents Want to Stay Informed about Water Removal Services 

We take water for granted in our Teaneck homes. We switch on the faucet when we need it, fill up the coffee machine, and start the dishwasher. We do not think of water as something that can go wrong until something happens, and we find ourselves facing a puddle. Many things can cause a water incident: 

  • A burst pipe
  • A leaking faucet
  • Inadequate seals around sinks and bathtubs
  • Ill-fitting or damaged door and window frames letting in rain or run-off
  • A broken appliance like a dishwasher or freezer  

If something happens in your Teaneck home, water removal services are the best way to get everything cleaned up and leave your home “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO has a roster of highly-trained technicians who have all the equipment and training needed to help you. We also know that there are some common myths about water services, which might prevent you from getting the help you need. 

Is it true that a little bit of water is not a problem? 

Many of our customers think that a little bit of water is not a problem, so they do not call us until things worsen. However, even a small amount of water has the potential to:  

  • Provide a breeding ground for mold
  • Soak through carpets and damage the backing
  • Cause peeling wallpaper
  • Damage wooden items
  • Stain rugs or upholstery 

It is better to call us in the first instance, even if you think it is insignificant. 

Is it true that water damage is not an emergency? 

People think water damage in Teaneck is only an emergency if it renders your home unlivable or if you can no longer run the faucet or use the facilities. However, water helps provide a breeding ground for mold, which can grow within 48 hours. Water damage to furniture, carpets, and the fabric of your home, gets worse the longer you leave it. 

Is it true that water damage is not dangerous? 

Water damage can lead to mold, which can cause health effects. Water damage can also:  

  • Cause wooden door or window frames to warp
  • Render carpets unsalvageable
  • Soak into insulation or drywall so that you need to replace them
  • Is it true that it is just as easy to fix it yourself? 

People sometimes ask SERVPRO if they can fix water damage themselves, especially if the spill does not seem significant. You might think that you can leave things to air dry, or perhaps hire a carpet cleaning machine. You might put wet items through the washer to refresh them. 

It is not a good idea to try DIY remediation. You might miss some of the damage – SERVPRO uses moisture meters, probes, and thermal imaging to look for hidden patches of moisture. We also follow a tried and tested process for effective remediation. 

Is it true that a dehumidifier is the only piece of equipment you need? 

Another rumor that SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood hears is that a dehumidifier is the only tool you need to dry water damage. A dehumidifier is helpful during water remediation. However, in addition to the monitoring equipment mentioned above, we also use air movers, fans, and portable heaters.  

A dehumidifier reduces the amount of moisture in the air. However, to tackle wet carpets, upholstery, furniture, and walls, we need additional drying equipment. Our team knows how to position the fans and dehumidifiers for the best drying results. 

Is it true that water damage does not smell?  

No – water damage can cause damp smells, and if mold starts growing, there might be a moldy smell. It is frustrating to dry out a leak only to find your home smells unpleasant afterward. 

SERVPRO will deodorize your home after drying. We use air scrubbers and carbon filters to trap odors and refresh the air. We also use odor-eating pellets, which we can spread throughout your home. If the leak was in a closet or storage area, we could place pellets there.  

If the water soaks into upholstery, you would be surprised at how much odor can come from a small scrap of fabric. We use spot cleaning to remove stains and odor from textiles.  

Is it true that you must call your insurer before us? 

Your insurer will have a list of preferred remediation experts, which could include us. Either way, you are allowed to choose your own remediation company. If there is standing water in your home, it is better to call us first to remove it before the damage gets worse. We will document everything as we work. 

When it comes to water removal, no job is too small. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

What Are the First Tasks That Should Be Considered After a Fire?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged stove and microwave sitting outside on sidewalk Even small fires cause a lot of damage. SERVPRO knows how to remove the soot and smoke.

SERVPRO Technicians Give Homeowners Tips on Actions They Can Take After a Fire in Tenafly

Many thoughts go through someone's mind during and after a fire in Tenafly. Many are distraught that they may lose their home, possessions, where they will live, and how they will ever recover! Above all, homeowners want to know that their families and pets are safe. But what are the next steps to consider after a fire?

SERVPRO has been responding to emergencies for over 12 years providing services such as fire restoration and more in Tenafly and surrounding areas. We have experience with many situations and can assist homeowners regarding what to do after a fire. Every fire has its personality and impact; however, the approach is much the same. For example:

  • Always confirm the safety of your family
  • Phone your insurance company to initiate the claim process
  • Arrange to meet with your insurance adjuster
  • Call SERVPRO for immediate assistance such as emergency board up services (we work closely with most insurance companies)
  • Discuss the restoration plan with your insurance adjuster and restoration company
  • Arrange alternate living accommodations if needed

Our experienced team can remove smoke odors, soot from the house's interior, and provide cleaning services along with restoration as needed.

Should Homeowners Stay in the Home During Restoration of Their Premises?

Many homeowners would prefer to stay in their homes during restoration, primarily if the fire was limited to one area of the house; however, there are several things to consider in making this decision. For example:

  • Amount of fire damage and smoke/soot/water in the home
  • Insurance coverage for alternate living accommodations
  • Smoke odors may be present throughout the entire home
  • Equipment installed to remove odors and dry the house may be noisy with continuous operation 24 hours a day
  • Recommendations of the adjuster and our SERVPRO restoration team

Our team always has your best interest and safety in mind. We aim to restore your home as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood (201) 266-0482 to help with fire restoration to your home.