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Flooding Can Cause Damage To Your Englewood Gas Station

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Flooding Can Cause Damage To Your Englewood Gas Station You can reach us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How To Manage Commercial Flood Damage In Your Englewood Gas Station

The intensity and frequency of storms are increasing, and they often cause severe destruction to buildings and facilities. Flooding can affect the operation of fuel tanks and electric pumps, bringing business in your gas station to a halt. Water and debris could enter underground storage tanks through openings like vent pipes, fill pipes, sumps, covers, ruined tank walls and loose fittings.

The worst risk to a gas station is buoyancy, meaning that if the underground storage tanks are half-empty or empty and end up underwater, they can be subject to buoyant forces that offset the restraint of pavement, backfill, or hold-down straps, causing the reservoirs to shift from their location. To manage commercial flood damage in your Englewood gas station, you need prompt water removal, dry out and eventual restoration services to mitigate acute destruction and address complications linked to prolonged exposure to water and moisture.

Like many gas stations, you may have a convenience store that sells drinks, snacks, and car supplies. The floodwaters can cause loss of inventory, food spoilage, and equipment failures. A storm poses a significant risk to gas stations and convenience stores because lighter materials are usually used to build them, meaning that they are susceptible to destruction and require prompt repairs to limit losses to the owner. SERVPRO franchise professionals can help you minimize business risk and downtime.

After the floodwaters recede, there could be standing silt and debris on the floor of the convenience store, the forecourt where customers refuel vehicles and other areas of your gas station. We can use rakes and shovels to remove them. If there is standing water, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) can begin the water extraction process quickly using portable pumps to remove as much water as possible from the floors, including the restricted areas. We dump the wastewater appropriately, like in a sanitary sewer.

Our SERVPRO crews also use air moving and dehumidification equipment to dry out the affected areas. We can position enough air movers to create adequate airflow across the damp areas. Our technicians maintain a balance between the air movers and dehumidifiers to dry a structure and its contents effectively. Since floodwater usually contains microbes, our technicians can use EPA-approved disinfectants to sanitize the areas the water was touching before we extracted it. We can also deodorize your business premises using equipment like:

• Thermal foggers
• Hydroxyl generators
• Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers

If floodwaters have entered your gas station, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready to assist you to remove the water and dry out the affected areas. You can reach us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Stop Leaks Before They Cause Water Damage To Your Englewood Home

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Stop Leaks Before They Cause Water Damage To Your Englewood Home Let SERVPRO use their tools to help you through the hardest of times.

SERVPRO can and will get you through the hard times.

Leaks may seem like just another part of day-to-day life in your home, but the truth is that ordinary leaks from pipes, faucets, and drains routinely cause some of the most expensive water damage in American homes. Leaks can break down materials, cause discoloration, produce foul smells, and even lead to mold growth when left unchecked. SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) can help to reverse these damaging effects, but the best way to lower repair costs is to avoid them entirely. 

Stopping Leaks and Dripping Damages 

Make no mistake - common household leaks can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars of water damage to your Englewood home. The most severe damages from leaks that we see in local homes come after months to years of exposure and when no actions are taken to fix the issue early on. There are a few ways that you can stop leaks from happening in your home: 

+Store-bought epoxies and sealants can provide short or long-term protection. 

+Replacing old pipes can solve many simultaneous problems. 

+Installing high-quality faucets aids in durability and reliability. 

However, leaks may still happen, often in places that you cannot quickly identify or find without the help of special tools such as the moisture-detecting thermohygrometers and infrared imaging devices used by SERVPRO inspectors. When problems start to get out of hand, you should call us up to see how we can help. 

Damages Take More Than a Patch To Fix 

Our WRTs train for years to become experts in the treatment and repair of water damages that come from leaks and other common sources. These problems take more than a few layers of epoxy and sprays of air freshener to solve - we often need to implement industrial-grade cleaning protocols and specialized deodorizing fogging machines to return your home to the sights and smells it showed before any damage took place. We take the time to get our job done thoroughly and return the entire home to the way it was before the disaster, "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help you to save hundreds of dollars on water damage restoration by identifying and solving problems sooner rather than later. Call us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. 

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Summer Weather Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Englewood Home

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Weather Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Englewood Home Call (201) 266-0482, so we can start making your home “Like it never even happened.”

Summer Weather Can Bring Gentle Showers Or Tornadoes To Englewood And Leave Areas Clean Or In Tatters

Frequent changes in the weather mean that anything from gentle rain showers that leave your neighborhood in Englewood with a fresh scent afterward or dismantled from a tornado. When bad weather affects your property, getting it cleaned up and everything back to normal saves you from anything getting worse later.

It surprises many when they find that unlike a typical storm in Teaneck, a tornado can demolish one house and leave neighboring houses intact and unfazed. When this happens to your property, SERVPRO knows what to do in even the worst cases. We can remove large pieces of building materials, siding, roofing, and structural components that the tornado wrecked.

When damaged areas from stormy weather affect only parts of your residence, getting small debris removed yourself can help make things a bit safer for your family. Pulling larger pieces free from wreckage can cause other pieces to fall, making the situation highly risky. For broader, more dangerous aspects of cleanup after a violent storm, calling in a professional team lets you avoid getting into any situations that could become worse than what you expected.

While your family cleans up the smaller debris in your yard left behind by tornadoes and high-speed winds, SERVPRO’s skilled workers and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified specialists work in teams to eliminate the more extreme damage. This includes getting sharp shards of glass, twisted metal and splintered wood off your property and into a dumpster. Keeping it confined also keeps neighborhood children safe.

When homeowners need additional help in restoring their home after a terrible storm, we have building and restoration experts on hand. Using one company instead of two or more to clean up debris, mitigate damage, and restore your home reduces the expense involved in making your home livable again.

Trimming costs does not mean cutting corners. Instead, SERVPRO saves our customers from excess and unnecessary expenses by doing the following:

    •    Cleanup, mitigation, and restoration teams work together to reduce the time involved, reducing temporary housing costs,
    •    Explaining to insurance adjuster the extent of the damage and what necessary measures need to take place to restore your home to a safe condition,
    •    Understanding your family’s specific needs can result in gaining outside assistance for special situations aggravated by the damage to your home, and
    •    Obtaining building materials at the lowest cost possible to ensure that the work on your property meets your expectations.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood’s IICRC-certified specialists are always ready to fix the problems that stormy weather conditions cause to your home in New Milford and Tenafly. Our emergency contact number is always available, day and night, every day of the year. Call (201) 266-0482, so we can start making your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Who Do You Call To Help With Your Fire Damage Remediation to Your Teaneck Home?

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Who Do You Call To Help With Your Fire Damage Remediation to Your Teaneck Home? Don't try and handle fire damage remediation alone. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

What To Do After Fire Damage to Your Teaneck Home

Even after a small amount of fire damage to your home, it can feel overwhelming. Knowing the basics for what to do can keep you and your family safe until help arrives for cleanup.

One of the first things to find out after fire damage to your Teaneck home is to ascertain if it is safe to enter. In many cases, the electricity and gas are shut off after a home fire and left off until professionally inspected. Once the power is back on, look at light fixtures carefully before turning on to ensure they do not contain water from extinguishing the fire.

Avoid going into areas of the home damaged by far as it can spread soot resulting in smoke odors in portions of the property currently unaffected directly by the fire. It may be tempting to clean smoke or soot damage, but this can result in permanent staining and more damage if improperly done.

Call your homeowner's insurance company and report the fire loss; it is a good idea to have a copy of the incident report made by the fire department when you call in your claim. Although SERVPRO technicians document all phases of cleanup from start to finish with photos of the structure and contents, you should also make detailed notes and take photographs of the fire damage in your home. Once you file your fire loss claim, your next call should be to SERVPRO to begin the mitigation process.

Another concern is valuables in the home. If fire department personnel state it is safe to do so, remove essential documents, valuables and irreplaceable heirlooms if they are in areas of the home undamaged by the fire. If break-ins are a concern, contact your local police department and notify them your home will be vacant temporarily. On the next business day, call your local post office to hold or set up a temporary forwarding order for your mail.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 has certified fire damage technicians that use state-of-the-art equipment and methods to return your home to its preloss condition and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Why Professional Remediation is Necessary for Flooding in New Milford

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Professional Remediation is Necessary for Flooding in New Milford It's summer storm season which can bring flooding. Are you prepared?

Save Money Short and Long Term with Flood Damage Mitigations in New Milford Through SERVPRO

One of the first things you should do after encountering flood damage in your home is to place a call to a certified damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. We keep our phone lines open 24/7 so that we can respond to local crises as soon as they happen. Contacting us as soon as possible after an incident can end up saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars on restoration and repair fees and could prevent several long-term situations from arising as a result of the flooding.

How Fast Responses Help in the Short Term

Within hours of receiving your first call about flood damages to your New Milford home, we arrive on-scene to immediately begin extracting any remaining standing water and setting up drying processes. By removing water sooner rather than later, we can prevent the immediate breakdown of some materials and minimize the effects of color bleeding, warping, and other time-sensitive types of water damage. Depending on how the water entered your home and the extent of the damage, we may also be able to rectify most problems before foul odors become a significant issue. These factors and other considerations can add up to a hefty sum of money saved on restorative treatments that may become essential with days or even hours of extra time before the arrival of SERVPRO technicians.

...And in the Long Term

Floods can sometimes lead to particularly severe and expensive consequences for your home, such as significant mold damage and degradation of the building foundation. The processes to reverse these effects can be expensive and complicated and are best avoided entirely through a competent damage mitigation job done quickly after the disaster. Also, the materials we save through restorative treatments can reduce the necessity of otherwise essential long-term home renovation projects in the future.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help you to overcome the effects of flood damage in your home while saving you money in the process. Call us at (201) 266-0482 for our emergency services.

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We Have A Fast Response Time To Your Milford Water Damage Disaster

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have A Fast Response Time To Your Milford Water Damage Disaster Our experts have the equipment and training required to restore your home to pre-damage condition quickly and efficiently.

Techniques for Saving Sofa from Water Damage in New Milford

Although most water damage events in a home are small in scale, they often catch the homeowner off-guard because they were completely unexpected. The biggest issue with water loss is the potential for migration to hard-to-clean places such as subflooring, behind baseboards and floor joists. Setting up a home for problems with foul odors and mold growth.

SERVPRO technicians responded to a call late one evening for water damage in a New Milford living room. A pipe running across the ceiling leaked substantially onto a new sofa the homeowner recently purchased. We scoped the room with our moisture detection equipment, and other than the ceiling area and sofa, not even the flooring under the couch had elevated moisture levels.
The homeowner wanted to know if his couch had restoration potential. We explained our technicians go through a lengthy training and certification process that includes hands-on situational learning before they ever step foot on an actual job site for a client and we had both training and previous experience mitigating damage from water to sofas.

Because of the fast action of the homeowner calling SERVPRO, exposure to water damage had not yet begun to affect the framing joints of the sofa. We used upholstery extractors to remove as much of the absorbed water as possible and placed the sofa up on blocks for drying.
We wrapped the zippers on the upholstery with wax paper to inhibit the potential for rust from the zipper to stain the cushions. We placed the cushions at an angle with tops touching in a technique called "tenting" to speed the drying process and limit bleeding. We also angled air movers to dry the ceiling area thoroughly.

Dehumidifiers are an essential part of the drying process, as the air movers force the water vapor to rise from within the sofa, the dehumidifiers capture and port the water away, helping the upholstery dry quickly. This action is so only warm dry air blows onto the furnishings as the equipment removes humid air.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is available to mitigate any size water loss to your home or contents 24/7 by calling (201) 266-0482. Our certified restoration specialists have the expertise and equipment to make the damage to your home "Like it never even happened."

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Your New Milford Home Can Be Restored By Our Fire Damage Experts

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your New Milford Home Can Be Restored By Our Fire Damage Experts SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood prides itself on our customer service in each emergency restoration situation.

Fire Damage Restoration Of Your Belongings In Your New Milford Home

When a fire has scorched your New Milford home, it leaves behind toxic smoke damage, soot, and charred memories. Plus, there is extensive cleanup that now has to be done, the restoration of contents, and rebuilding your home to its previous condition. You are not wrong if you think this sounds like too much to handle on your own, and you should hire a professional to help you.

Even if the fire in your New Milford home was small, you still have plenty of fire damage to clean up afterward. It is something you don’t want to leave sitting, as the smoke and soot left behind is acidic and continues to do damage until it is cleaned. Therefore, reach out to SERVPRO staff as soon as the fire is out. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. We understand that we need to move quickly to protect your home from sustaining additional damage.

If the fire has left your home open to theft or vandalism, safeguarding the property is essential. Therefore, SERVPRO techs provide on-site power, board-up services, and temporary fencing and shoring around the property to make sure everyone stays safe and your belongings stay secure while the restoration is in process.

We also take care of your possessions. Items which were damaged by the fire need proper treatment, so they are free of toxic smells and contaminants. Many times, we can restore your belongings to like-new condition. The contents of your home are just as important to us as they are to you. We pack and index all of them so we can start efficient restoration right away.

You can rest in knowing that your belongings are safe. Everything gets cataloged and stored in a climate-controlled facility. You also get a detailed report that describes the restoration status of every item, including details like model, make and photographic evidence. The documentation we make for your possessions is also perfect for working with your insurance adjuster. Once your home is fully restored, we return all of your refurbished items and help to get you situated again so you can resume regular use of your home.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood prides itself on our customer service in each emergency restoration situation. When your home in Tenafly, Teaneck, or New Milford experiences a fire, do not hesitate to give us a call at (201) 266-0482 so we can help you restore your property to the way it was.

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We Will Help You Get Back To Business In Englewood After A Flood

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Help You Get Back To Business In Englewood After A Flood SERVPRO handles rapid water and moisture removal, and if needed, a deodorizing service after flood damage. Call us today.

Hiring Professionals for Flood Damage to a Clothing Store in Englewood Helps Avoid Lost Revenues

Some of the most harmful effects of flood damage to service sector businesses come from the income and customers lost during and after a disaster. With the flow of customers stopped or slowed, it can be difficult for many store owners to stay afloat as expenses mount and savings dwindle. SERVPRO provides fast and non-intrusive damage mitigation and restoration services for businesses in need, and our 24/7 phone lines ensure that we arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster. Without a professional restoration service, you may find your customers dwindling thanks to these reasons.

Unsightly Appearances

Clothing stores in Englewood with flood damaged interiors may drive away customers thanks to the visible scars and signs of damage evident throughout the establishment. When a patron sees warped carpeting, discolored materials, flood-stained walls, and other signs of a past incident, they begin to make assumptions that the business is unclean or unable to maintain a positive appearance. SERVPRO helps to make the place look "Like it never even happened." ensuring that customers continue to think positively of their experiences in your store.

Drawn-Out Repairs

Handling repairs on your own or through a non-specialist company may seem like an easy way to save money, but as these less-qualified repair personnel inevitably take more time to achieve the same standards as our expert technicians, the costs can add up quickly. With signs of work being done to the establishment, many potential customers may not even enter the building, even if you choose to keep doors open. We prioritize speed in our work so as to not be a burden on your daily business.

Regulatory Violations

Standards for sanitation and safety may mandate that you take care of any needed restorations quickly and thoroughly lest the location be hit with fines and even possible closure. As time goes on, mold and fungal growth that can cause health effects may create even more problems with regulatory agencies.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood provides 24/7 emergency flood damage mitigation and restoration services. Call us at (201) 266-0482.


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Teaneck House Smelly and Dirty after a Fire? Just Contact SERVPRO to Make It "Like it never even happened."

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Teaneck House Smelly and Dirty after a Fire? Just Contact SERVPRO to Make It "Like it never even happened." House Fire Odors in Teaneck Are Long Gone after a SERVPRO Mitigation

Call SERVPRO For Fire Damage and Odor Control Services in Your Teaneck Home  

Fire damage is usually apparent, characterized by the black soot stains in your home and the charred bits of your belongings that are left behind. However, even after the fire damage is remediated and cleaned, aspects of the damage can linger in your home if they are not adequately addressed. Specifically, nullifying the scent of fire is an essential step during the remediation process.

The malodor left behind by the fire damage inside of your Teaneck home can make it impossible for you to move on, and to forget about the event. Every other aspect of the fire damage may have been successfully remediated, but if the scent remains behind, it can make breathing in your home difficult to bear. Because of this, it is always wise to hire a remediation company that also tackles the smoke odors.
 
SERVPRO can use several devices to combat the smoke damage inside of your home, all of which are designed to target the malodor and neutralize it. When you reach out to us, SERVPRO always makes an effort to come to your home as swiftly as we possibly can. We understand that we are more likely to achieve successful remediation if we can access the damage as soon as possible.
 
As SERVPRO cleans the remnants of soot, grime, and charred bits out of your home, we have several options that we can choose from to ensure that the odor is also taken care of. If the fire damage inside of your home was significant enough to cause a move-out, we could use an Ozone Machine, a device of which requires the house to empty for a certain length of time while being used. However, we could also use hydroxyl generators or thermal foggers to address the scent. What we cannot address, is the phenomenon called phantosmia--the phantom odors--that residents sense because of the fire-damaging experience.
 
For your home in particular, since the damage was successfully contained to a small corner of your bedroom, SERVPRO can use a thermal fogger to address the foul scent. The fogger dispenses a vaporized chemical, the "fog," and that cloud traps any odor-causing particles and neutralizes them. After the device has done its work, your home can officially be free of all aspects of the damage that occurred inside. "Like it never even happened."
 
If your home requires fire odor remediation, never wait. Reach out to and speak with SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood by phoning (201) 266-0482. Day or night, we can address the damage in your home.

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What Does a Bathroom Sink, a Teenager, and FaceTime Have in Common? Water Damage in Teaneck!

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Does a Bathroom Sink, a Teenager, and FaceTime Have in Common? Water Damage in Teaneck! SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is always on call to handle your water loss emergencies.

Water Removal in Teaneck Caused by FaceTime

Water damage occurs in many different ways. Not every single water loss cleanup we do involves a pipe break, leaking seal on a hot water tank or one of the other myriad of ways water can wind up where it should not be.

Sometimes water removal in a Teaneck home is needed due to good old fashioned human error. Case in point a teenage girl was filling a bathroom sink like she had done many times before, and she wound up chatting with a friend on FaceTime and completely forgot about the running water. By the time the water ran out of the bathroom and into the hallway, it was already a mess.

She and her parents blotted up the water from the floor quickly, but the vanity area was drenched up against the wall under the sink area. Her parents realized the wall behind the vanity needed professional attention, and the subflooring was possibly affected, so they contacted SERVPRO to ensure all the water was extracted. When our technicians arrived on site, they immediately used portable pumps with weighted extractors to push out the minor amount of water that had run into the hallway carpeting in front of the doorway.

The vanity in the bathroom was retaining water, so weep holes were drilled to allow for drainage and air flow. Moisture detectors were used to determine the subflooring was unaffected before the air movers and dehumidifiers were set up to dry the bathroom and a small area of carpeting. Airflow was specifically directed inside and under the vanity to ensure drying goals were attained. After a final wipedown by SERVPRO technicians with our professional-strength cleaners, the bathroom was both clean and dry.

Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 when you need water removal in your home. Our certified technicians are available 24/7 to mitigate any size water loss to your property with our equipment and expertise.

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