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How Water Damages Your New Milford Basements

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Water Damages Your New Milford Basements Water can easily find a path into your basement. Inspect your property frequently for visible signs of moisture.

Vulnerable Foundations Can Lead to Wet Basements in New Milford

As your New Milford home ages, crucial construction elements like the foundation and walls of the basement level of your property begin to wear down from the pressure of the moisture continually pressing to get inside. With this degradation, the weakest points such as the mortar joints between the blocks fall apart and allow water penetration without the appropriate preventative actions.

Once there is an established pathway into your home, many homeowners find that they require professional water cleanup services to recover their property from water damage in New Milford. Our SERVPRO team can help you to quickly remove this excess water from the affected area, but also provide lasting solutions that can limit the continued spread of this damage in the years to come.

From the moment that our experienced professionals arrive at your property, we begin our efforts to not only extract the water from this lower level of your home but also to identify the vulnerable portions of foundation to address. This inspection of the blockwork and concrete flooring identifies penetration points and can allow our technicians the opportunity to apply compounds such as hydraulic cement to resist the pressure of penetrating moisture. In saturated blocks, our SERVPRO professionals can drill weep holes in the bottom course of block to drain out cells before resealing these points with the high-strength cement.

Keeping the area dry is critical to preventing mold growth in this area of your home, especially with vulnerable components often exposed like flooring supports and wood framing. Air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers work in conjunction to force moisture into the air and collect it with the dehumidification equipment for removal from the property.

Water cleanup might seem like something that a homeowner can do on their own, but without adequately drying the area and addressing the continued concerns, it becomes a persistent threat to your property. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood rapid response team can help. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

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Proven Tips for Water Damage Remediation Success in New Milford

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Proven Tips for Water Damage Remediation Success in New Milford When appliances fail and dump water on your flooring, contact SERVPRO for efficient water removal and remediation efforts.

Water Damage Crews in New Milford Talk About Various Types of Specialty Equipment

Any time a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions inside an apartment complex in New Milford, there are many different techniques that can be used by a professional company like SERVPRO to mitigate the issues. We know that water damage can come in many different forms and that the various materials in your home all handle moisture contact differently. Porous materials like carpet or other fabrics can get wet easily, but moisture can also be removed rather quickly. Non-porous materials such as concrete or wooden items take a lot of contact with moisture to get saturated, but they are harder to dry out once wet. When mitigating any type of water damage, we always use the right piece of equipment to dry out certain materials inside your living area that get affected by moisture.
 
From the start to the end of a project, our SERVPRO team has access to the industry's most advanced technology to solve specific problems. At the beginning of water damage mitigation in New Milford, we use moisture sensors and instruments that test temperature and relative humidity. We take initial readings of the environment after a water leak occurs to see how severe the issues got. We first test moisture and humidity levels in affected areas of your apartment to see how much moisture is present. We then take measurements in areas of the apartment complex that did not get affected and compare the difference.
 
Once we determine our moisture removal goals by getting readings in both affected and unaffected areas, we begin the extraction process. We utilize different attachments to our heavy duty extractors depending on the material we need to extract. After the majority of the moisture gets pulled out, we use specialized drying equipment to remove the remainder of the moisture. Our highly trained team uses their IICRC certification training and their expertise to determine whether things like injection dryers or hardwood floor drying mats should be used.
 
If you ever suffer from a water leak in your apartment, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for fast service 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Did You Know That Many Items Can be Restored After a Commercial Fire in Teaneck?

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Did You Know That Many Items Can be Restored After a Commercial Fire in Teaneck? When facing fire damage to your office location, some items will need to be replaced but many others can be restored. Call SERVPRO today.

What Items Can You Salvage After Commercial Fire Damage in Your Teaneck Office

If your Teaneck office is damaged by fire, you need to rely on commercial fire damage experts. As professionals, we are ready to partner with you and minimize any interruption in your business. By doing so, we help to ensure that your business does not suffer a loss of revenue. Fire can burn down your possessions. These include office documents, furniture, office equipment, and others. Fortunately, working with SERVPRO experts can help you salvage several items.

Here are some of the items you can salvage.

1.Office documents
Today, businesses invest in fireproof cabinets. They do this to prevent the complete loss of documents in case of commercial fire damage in Teaneck. As you already know, not all businesses store their information in the cloud. There are those who prefer storing documents within the office. By investing in fireproof filing cabinets, businesses can prevent damage from water, smoke, and fire. During fire damage remediation, SERVPRO experts can help salvage the office documents.

2.Furniture
If the fire was extensive, salvaging your office furniture can be difficult. If it was not, SERVPRO experts can help salvage the furniture. In case of emergencies, we deal with fire, water, soot, and smoke damages. To help you salvage your expensive office furniture, here is what you should do.

Remove the furniture from the office but do not dry it in the sun. Doing so may cause the wood to twist or bend. Instead, place your furniture in a dry and well-ventilated area. You can open the windows or use our dehumidifiers to dry it slowly. After drying, have the furniture cleaned with mild detergent and water.

3.Computers and Networking equipment
Fire, smoke, and soot can damage the internal components of a PC, laptop or router. Smoke and soot stick quickly on components such as the circuit board, fan and heat sinks. When soot mixes with accumulated dust, it forms sponges.

To salvage your computer, shut off the electricity from the mains and unplug it. Place it in a well-ventilated area where a computer professional can blow out the soot, smoke, and dust. Remember, to use anti-static safeguards.

At SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, we are the best commercial fire damage, specialists. Not only can we help you salvage your possessions but we can help with remediation too. Call our 24/7 emergency line at (201) 266-0482.

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Become Familiar With Commercial Water Damage Remediation Efforts in New Milford

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Become Familiar With Commercial Water Damage Remediation Efforts in New Milford When your commercial kitchen is facing water damage, contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate any problems.

We Offer Dependable Water Damage Restoration for Your New Milford Restaurant 

Several inches of water stands on the kitchen floor of your busy family-style restaurant due to a pipe burst a few hours ago. It is wise not to panic because help is close by and can be on the way within hours. Contacting professionals right away can reduce damages and can get you back to full operation.
 
Our SERVPRO commercial water damage teams in New Milford are highly trained and can make it look “Like it never even happened.” We have the ability and training to remove moisture fast. Plus, our crew may be able to work around your staff during so that you do not have to close down your restaurant. We know that it is essential for your business to stay open for you to make a profit, but it may become necessary for you to close at some point while our crew works.
 
The first thing we can do is utilize industrial machines like wet vacuums, pumps, and portable extractors to remove water from the structure rapidly. The technicians can use high-velocity fans or industrial air movers to force out dampness and draw in dry air that can help speed up the drying process. Dehumidifiers may also be put in place to increase evaporation and to accelerate drying. We train our techs to work quickly so that business owners can get back to full operation as soon as possible.
 
Our technicians can also pack-out contents in the kitchen to prevent damages to various items like food, dishes, glassware, and cooking utensils. You can rely on us to itemize, categorize, tag and track of everything we remove. Plus, we can store them in a safe storage place on or off-site until the job is complete. Taking these measures can help you with your insurance claim.
 
If you need fast and dependable commercial water damage services, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help. We are close by and can restore your business when possible. Call us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.
 
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Don't Let Broken Pipes Eat Your Milford Restaurant's Lunch

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Let Broken Pipes Eat Your Milford Restaurant's Lunch Small leaks can become big headaches for your Restaurant. SERVPRO can quickly remove the water so that you can continue serving your customers.

We Offer Dependable Water Damage Restoration For Your Milford Restaurant

Several inches of water stands on the kitchen floor of your busy family-style restaurant due to a pipe burst a few hours ago. It is wise not to panic because help is close by and can be on the way within hours. Contacting professionals right away can reduce damages and can get you back to full operation.  

Our SERVPRO commercial water damage teams in Milford are highly trained and can make it look “Like it never even happened.” We have the ability and training to remove moisture fast. Plus, our crew may be able to work around your staff during so that you do not have to close your restaurant. We know that it is essential for your business to stay open for you to make a profit, but it may become necessary for you to close at some point while our crew works.  

The first thing we can do is utilize industrial machines like wet vacuums, pumps, and portable extractors to remove water from the structure rapidly. The technicians can use high-velocity fans or industrial air movers to force out dampness and draw in dry air that can help speed up the drying process. Dehumidifiers may also be put in place to increase evaporation and to accelerate drying. We train our techs to work quickly so that business owners can get back to full operation as soon as possible.  

Our technicians can also pack-out contents in the kitchen to prevent damages to various items like food, dishes, glassware, and cooking utensils. You can rely on us to itemize, categorize, tag and track of everything we remove. Plus, we can store them in a safe storage place on or off-site until the job is complete. Taking these measures can help you with your insurance claim.  

If you need fast and dependable commercial water damage services, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help. We are close by and can restore your business when possible. Call us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.  

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SERVPRO's Fool-Proof Formula For Restoring Your Flood Damaged Appliances In Your New Milford Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO's Fool-Proof Formula For Restoring Your Flood Damaged Appliances In Your New Milford Home If you want to prevent damage to your electrical appliances during a flood call SERVPRO!

How Flood Damage Affects Electrical Appliances In Your New Milford Home

As a New Milford homeowner, you have invested a lot over the years. Not only have you decorated your home to your liking and style but you love it. In a moment’s notice, your life can change for the worse. Flood water can infiltrate your home without warning. Before you know it, the trickle of water turns into a small stream. Now, your carpet, rugs, furniture and hardwood floors are soaked with water. The first reaction you may have is to save your valuables which includes your appliances. Before taking that step, learn how flooding affects your electrical appliance.

The first thing you need to do as a family is to seek shelter in a safe place. As SERVPRO flood damage experts in New Milford, we recommend that you switch off the electricity at the mains. Doing so cuts off power to your electrical appliances. Also, it lowers the chances of getting electrocuted as you move to a safer place.

When at the mains, do not touch the circuit breaker with bare feet in the water or with wet hands. Make sure your feet are protected by watertight rubber boots, and your hands are dry. If there is a wire touching the ground, assume its live.

Not taking these steps immediately can lead to a fire. Want to know how? If you have electrical appliances resting on the ground such as video game consoles, it can electrically charge the water. Not only that, the circuit inside the appliance can short-circuit and cause more damage. If you have a running generator at home, this is the moment where you shut it off.

After SERVPRO flood damage experts have cleaned, dried and restored your home, you can have your electrical appliances cleaned by a professional. During this process, toxins and sediments are removed. In some cases, this is impossible. As a result, you have to dispose of the appliance.

Remember, do not attempt to restore power to your home until a professional electrician gives you the go ahead. If you want to prevent damage to your electrical appliances during a flood, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood now at (201) 266-0482.

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The SERVPRO Way To Restore Your Fire Damaged Property And Contents In Bergen County

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The SERVPRO Way To Restore Your Fire Damaged Property And Contents In Bergen County Fires are difficult enough to deal with, without enduring a long, stressful and time-consuming cleanup.

A Fast Solution To Fire Damage In Bergen County

Fires can be catastrophic, causing widespread structural damage and requiring a long, arduous rebuilding project. However, the majority of fires only cause minor to medium levels of harm which can be remediated effectively with the right tools, training, and equipment. One constant, in any scale fire, is smoke which is made up of three main parts: solid particles, gases, and aerosols.

Gases can be hazardous when a fire is burning but are far less so once a fire has been put out. The remaining parts, solid particles, and aerosols tend to stick around. When we deal with fire damage in Bergen County, it is these two components we are aiming to remove which, in everyday language, is known as soot and smoke residue.

When materials burn they release soot and smoke residue which needs to be removed from the property. The specific type of material determines whether or not it is an easy job. Synthetic materials can release thick residues that travel upwards leaving behind thick, odorous deposits. Natural materials, on the other hand, leave behind light soot.

Treating these two types of smoke the same can make a restoration service harder than it needs to be. At SERVPRO we train our technicians to identify the differences by conducting a pre-test of all smoke and soot deposits. Doing so allows us to work efficiently, using tools and equipment that has the maximum effect in the shortest time possible.

Getting your residential property back to a livable condition is part of what we do. At SERVPRO we make an effort to work around you. Sometimes we may have to cordon off an affected area to bring in specialized chemical deodorizers or establish clean spaces for thorough contents cleaning. We do this to reduce the amount of time spent working without cutting corners or leaving behind a mess.

Fires are difficult enough to deal with, without enduring a long, stressful and time-consuming cleanup. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is here to help. Call us at (201) 266-0482 to find your solution.

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How Remediation Companies Focus on Restoring Your Belongings in Your Bergen County Properties

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Remediation Companies Focus on Restoring Your Belongings in Your Bergen County Properties This mold is a result of a leaking pipe. If it is not fixed, the mold can further damage your home and belongings..

Restoration over Replacement for Properties Suffering from Mold Damage in Bergen County

The signs of mold can be assessed visually or by a musty odor that pervades certain areas of the home. Usually, it is caused by moisture pockets which provide the ideal conditions for mold spores to proliferate. Sometimes, these areas are easy to spot especially if your home had a recent water spill. At other times, the signs are less easy to see, caused by a slow leak or a faulty HVAC system. Hiring professional services could help determine the extent and remediation needed for restoration.

When homeowners discover mold damage in Bergen County www.SERVPROteaneckenglewood.com/mold-remediation properties, it can often trigger a lengthy replacement service, discarding possessions and removing structure.  However, the replacement is expensive and not always necessary. A professional SERVPRO technician could help remove the infection without sacrificing possessions or structure. It is all part of our restore over replace mentality that focuses on removing the mold itself rather than the items it grows on.

When you call SERVPRO, we ask a few questions to assess the type of equipment we need and how extensive the damage is. On arrival, a technician can conduct a visual inspection geared toward finding the source of mold. By discovering the source, we can make sure that our remediation efforts only have to be conducted once and reduce the risk of returning mold damage or cross-contamination.

Most of the time we look to cordon off the affected area. Mold spores are microscopic and travel through airways. We can set up physical barriers using plastic sheeting or apply negative air pressure to the affected zone to prevent mold from spreading during the removal stage. A SERVPRO technician can also check your HVAC system and close off air-ducts during service.

Once we have established a quarantine for the affected area, we can begin the removal process. Removal is focused on destroying all visible signs of mold growth. We can use abrasive cleaning products on tough areas as well as individually restoring personal items in designated clean rooms. It may be necessary to send expensive fabrics or upholstery to a SERVPRO facility where they can be restored using mechanical cleaning methods.

With all external signs of mold removed we can begin restoration. If spores have settled on walls or ceilings, we can repaint these using anti-microbial base coats to prevent mold returning. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters are placed in the affected area to remove microscopic spores from the surrounding air and deodorization is carried out to leave your home smelling clean, fresh and, importantly, mold free.

Book a service that focuses on removal and prevention by calling SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood now at (201) 266-0482.  

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After a Broken Sprinkler System, Commercial Water Cleanup Dries Out Your Office Building in Teaneck

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial After a Broken Sprinkler System, Commercial Water Cleanup Dries Out Your Office Building in Teaneck When sprinklers fail, they dump out a great deal of water in your office area. Contact SERVPRO to dry out and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands that Water Damage in an Office Setting Needs Immediate Attention

A sprinkler system in your office building helps reduce the severity of a fire while remaining cost-effective. However, your office building in Teaneck might suffer problems if a fitting, joint, or sprinkler head suffers damage. This can happen in different situations and circumstances. Excessive water does not always spill out from a sprinkler head itself.
 
When a situation develops involving faulty installation or corrosion of sprinkler systems, broken feed lines, or even vandalism in your building, commercial water cleanup in Teaneck can help make things normal again. Even if the water seems minimal, when it covers a large area, SERVPRO can help get things dried out quickly. We have the equipment needed to perform large-scale operations when needed and can tailor our services to smaller jobs, as well.
 
Large areas that sustain intrusive water need help drying out. Evaporating water simply moves from one area to another. Several fans might dry an area, only to find that condensation and water accumulation occurs elsewhere in your building. SERVPRO's goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” for you. When we arrive, we start setting up the desiccant machines, air scrubbers, air movers, and extraction equipment we need to get your property dry again efficiently.
 
With a rapid response, we can keep the risk of water and mold damage minimized by removing visible water before it can soak into materials. Extracting the moisture that already seeped into carpets, office dividers, furniture, and other furnishings happens quickly when we use air blowers and dehumidifiers. Desiccant machines also help immensely in removing water vapor from the air. Once we remove it, this moisture can no longer find its way back into your office's environment and cause problems.
 
Once we remove water from your building's interior, bad odors might become a problem. This often occurs solely because of a multitude of chemical reactions that take place in a variety of materials. While these do not necessarily mean anything sustains undetected damage, it can still create an undesirable scent. Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) can assist you with this universal aspect of undesired water and its effects.
 
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help get things back to how you want them effectively, helping to minimize any related damages. We serve businesses in and around Englewood Cliffs and Tenafly, as well. Call us at (201) 266-0482 to reach us whenever you have an emergency requiring water cleanup and removal.

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After a Broken Sprinkler System, Commercial Water Cleanup Dries Out Your Office Building in Teaneck

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial After a Broken Sprinkler System, Commercial Water Cleanup Dries Out Your Office Building in Teaneck When sprinklers fail, they dump out a great deal of water in your office area. Contact SERVPRO to dry out and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands that Water Damage in an Office Setting Needs Immediate Attention

A sprinkler system in your office building helps reduce the severity of a fire while remaining cost-effective. However, your office building in Teaneck might suffer problems if a fitting, joint, or sprinkler head suffers damage. This can happen in different situations and circumstances. Excessive water does not always spill out from a sprinkler head itself.
 
When a situation develops involving faulty installation or corrosion of sprinkler systems, broken feed lines, or even vandalism in your building, commercial water cleanup in Teaneck can help make things normal again. Even if the water seems minimal, when it covers a large area, SERVPRO can help get things dried out quickly. We have the equipment needed to perform large-scale operations when needed and can tailor our services to smaller jobs, as well.
 
Large areas that sustain intrusive water need help drying out. Evaporating water simply moves from one area to another. Several fans might dry an area, only to find that condensation and water accumulation occurs elsewhere in your building. SERVPRO's goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” for you. When we arrive, we start setting up the desiccant machines, air scrubbers, air movers, and extraction equipment we need to get your property dry again efficiently.
 
With a rapid response, we can keep the risk of water and mold damage minimized by removing visible water before it can soak into materials. Extracting the moisture that already seeped into carpets, office dividers, furniture, and other furnishings happens quickly when we use air blowers and dehumidifiers. Desiccant machines also help immensely in removing water vapor from the air. Once we remove it, this moisture can no longer find its way back into your office's environment and cause problems.
 
Once we remove water from your building's interior, bad odors might become a problem. This often occurs solely because of a multitude of chemical reactions that take place in a variety of materials. While these do not necessarily mean anything sustains undetected damage, it can still create an undesirable scent. Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) can assist you with this universal aspect of undesired water and its effects.
 
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help get things back to how you want them effectively, helping to minimize any related damages. We serve businesses in and around Englewood Cliffs and Tenafly, as well. Call us at (201) 266-0482 to reach us whenever you have an emergency requiring water cleanup and removal.

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