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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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Why Water Damage In Bergen County Should Not Be Ignored

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Water Damage In Bergen County Should Not Be Ignored The standard issue that water damage often faces is from the subsequent destruction that inevitably takes place when the problems are left untreated.

Why Water Damage Should Not Be Ignored

When it comes to water damage, time does not heal all wounds. Water damage that is left unmanaged could escalate into further issues that could be very costly in the future. This is definitely something that communities in Bergen County would want to avoid.

The standard issue that water damage in Bergen County often faces is from the subsequent destruction that inevitably takes place when the problems are left untreated. Keep in mind that water contamination could spread rapidly and destroy furniture that is sensitive to moisture. You would then noticed that your furniture would turn white, and they would be standing on wet carpets. If the water is left there for hours, you will witness household odors, humidity, and the dyes from the fabrics would begin to bleed.

Water damage that goes untouched for days could cause fungi to appear along with musty odors. Your wood flooring would start to warp and swell up, which could eventually be unsalvageable, and the wallpapers would begin to peel. If you ignore the problem for weeks, you will notice molds destroying the integrity and foundation of your house. The growth of microorganisms can cause some health issue, and you may consider moving your family away during the treatment process.

Luckily, with the SERVPRO team, we could save your house from this catastrophe. We have a crew of trained specialists that could respond to any immediate flood or water damages at your property. Water damage is an urgent case, so we make our services available on a 24-hour basis.

We have a variety of high-tech equipment to locate the water and remove it as soon as possible. We even invest in the latest technology and tools to restore your house quickly and at minimum cost. We utilize professional cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitizing products to fix the damages in your home. Our technicians would monitor and document the drying process to make sure that your property is well-restored. Before we start the whole process, we would discuss our findings with homeowners and come up with an excellent strategy that works best to repair and restore the house.

You can rely on SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood to provide timely, respectful, and professional water damage repair services. Contact our team at (201) 266-0482 to arrange for a consultation with our experienced and skilled technicians. With us, you do not have to suffer intensive water loss.

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Disposing of Items Ruined by Flood Damage in Englewood

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Disposing of Items Ruined by Flood Damage in Englewood Flooding can cause extensive damage to many parts of your home. Contact SERVPRO to help dry out your property and remediate any damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Home After a Flooding Situation

Part of the restoration process after any disaster in Englewood involves removing those items that suffered the most and cannot be repaired cost-effectively. While the technicians at SERVPRO save as many materials and belongings as possible, some things become saturated during flooding events.
 
When a house sustains flood damage in Englewood, certain things become saturated and retain moisture, permitting microbial activity to grow unchecked. These things include part of the house's structure and also the contents. Insulation, except for closed-cell foam not only faces severe contamination but water causes many types of insulation within walls to compress and lose their ability to prevent heat or cold from passing through. Restoring upholstered furniture can require dismantling pieces and other tasks with no guarantee of a successful restoration.
 
Appliances in your home can also contain insulation. These appliances include refrigerators, stoves, and others. Enclosed compartments inside doors or walls hold insulation when heat or cold plays a role in the appliance's use. Older units can contain asbestos, making repair even more costly, if even possible. Because of these difficulties, SERVPRO technicians dispose of these appliances, also. Any food left in a refrigerator or freezer after a flood poses health risks from spoilage, so we eliminate the contents, also.
 
We also remove broken glass that occurred because of changes in your home's structure. The force of the floodwater can twist window frames, breaking the glass. It can also happen when framework components absorb water and swell. Once we remove drywall sheets from the studs, we inspect for microbial damage. Finding this early can help preserve your house's framework, helping keep restoration work on schedule.
 
Flooring can also sustain severe flood damage and require its removal and disposal. Flooring is often heavy because of its high density. When warping, cracking, peeling, and other damages occur, we remove the flooring and then carry it out of your home.
 
The increase in efficiency that happens after we remove these saturated materials dramatically decreases the amount of time involved. We can restore or repair many of your belongings that sustained flood damage, and whenever possible, we choose that option. We want to assure our customers that we keep both their financial costs in mind, as well as the health of their families or other future occupants.
 
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood mitigates flood damage when it happens in Tenafly and New Milford. We want residents to live in safe, dry homes, free of all types of damage. Call us at (201) 266-0482 so we can help you mitigate the damage caused by flooding or other disasters.

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Fire Does More than Just Burn, Mitigating Fire Damage in New Milford

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Does More than Just Burn, Mitigating Fire Damage in New Milford Fire can quickly spread through areas of your home. If your home suffers from fire damage, contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Understands How Fire can Damage Your Home

Although it might sound weird, when there is a fire, several things usually happen. These might not be apparent once a fire goes out but understanding them makes it easier to appreciate various aspects of proper restoration. The way the two main aspects of fires interact during the brief period the fire is on has a great impact on the kind of damage caused. With our professional restoration services, it is easier for New Milford property owners to deal with the damages.

For proper mitigation of fire damage in New Milford, an understanding of smoke behavior is important. You might think that smoke just moves from the fire source upwards then to any other unaffected areas. If this were the case, then the smoke residue would be evenly distributed which is not always the case. Smoke moves in convection currents, which means as the fire burns, hot air moves up to the ceiling forcing the cold air downwards. As these movements happen, areas with colder air tend to accumulate more smoke residue and might, therefore, require more effort during restoration even though the fire did not reach them. Our SERVPRO technicians understand this and take appropriate steps.

A fire that burns very hot, even for a short time, might leave visible heat lines. The lines have some significance to the mitigation efforts. The residue left above the heat line is harder to remove because the extreme heat opens up pores in the surface leading to penetration of the residue. Our SERVPRO technicians can remove such baked in residues easily by using cleaning products or thoroughly agitating of the surface. We have various agitation tools ranging from simple brushes or towels to the more advanced ultrasonic machines. With these, we work on any surface without causing additional damages.

Smoke ionization and magnetization also happens in some cases and especially when plastics burn. When ionized, the particles become electrically charged and therefore attracted to surfaces with an opposite charge. This attraction leads to situations where items made of synthetic materials end up with more layers of the smoke residue. Ionization also causes the formation of smoke webs on various parts of the structure.

A trained technician understands all the unusual outcomes in a fire and can take the right remediation steps. You should call SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood at (201) 266-0482. We are available to help you deal with any fire-related damages 24/7.

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Mold Damage can Hide in Your Bergen County Home, Including any Brick or Concrete Elements

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage can Hide in Your Bergen County Home, Including any Brick or Concrete Elements When you find mold growing on the bricks of your home or in any other spot, contact SERVPRO to figure out the cause and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Has the Experience to Root Out the Cause of the Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold and mildew can grow anywhere moisture, and consumable cellulose congregates together in your Bergen County residence. While brick and concrete pieces may not seem porous, in reality, these two durable substances can hold a significant amount of both debris and moisture.
 
Homes can suffer mold damage in Bergen County in other ways that destroy softer materials such as drywall and paneling, furniture, and carpeting, among other items. SERVPRO can send out technicians certified by the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) to protect your property. Our technicians know how to set up enclosed areas that keep spores and moldy dust from spreading to uncontaminated areas of your residence. We use methods similar to what many hospitals implement when dealing with viruses and bacteria they need to keep confined.
 
Just as importantly, we take care when removing materials covered in mold, as well as how we dispose of these items. Using double bags to contain these items before we carry them out of your home helps keep them from tearing holes through which microbes could escape. Because we truly want to contain the problem, we always use HEPA filters on our air scrubbers and vacuums. These filters easily capture spores and other particles that can spread mold.
 
Treating areas that might remain prone to mold infestation and subsequent damage from microorganisms, we can address these locations with antimicrobial sprays. We apply these in a wet spray that quickly dries to a safe and invisible substance. We use wet sprays to view our progress better and ensure that no areas remain unprotected.
 
When belongings sustain mold infestations, damage can happen quite rapidly. We can also spray these areas with the same antimicrobial agents to halt the damage, and then clean them to remove any odors left behind. When odors persist in your home, we can also aid you in resolving this problem. Thermal fogging with the correct agents can keep odors from developing any further.
 
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help remediate mold damage wherever it occurs in your New Milford or Tenafly home. Call us at (201) 266-0482, 24/7, so we can help you make this a distant memory, “Like it never even happened.”

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Deodorization For The Final Touches Of Flood Damage Mitigation In Bergen County

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Deodorization For The Final Touches Of Flood Damage Mitigation In Bergen County Bergen County homes develop extremely pungent odors after sustaining flood damage.

Flood Damage Mitigation

Even the cleanest water can cause odors to develop in a Bergen County house after it invades materials and belongings. Flooding carries extreme filth into homes and other properties. Because of the much higher number of pathogens and other odor-causing elements in this dirty water, the odors become significantly more noticeable.

Bergen County homes develop extremely pungent odors after sustaining flood damage. Physical restoration of the structure positively affects the way a damaged home's interior looks. Musty smells can remain behind because of any elevated moisture levels within your home. Other reasons include remnants of debris. We remove as much of the foreign debris as possible. Because odors can continue, we use highly effective methods to eradicate them from your dwelling.

Because we do not know precisely what might be causing persistent odors in your home after we complete the physical mitigation of flood damage, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses several different methods. Many of these produce a distinct but much more pleasant scent. We always discuss these methods and the scents they produce with our customers to ensure you understand how each can change the way your home smells.

We often use air scrubbers that remove any airborne particles. Once these become trapped, they no longer cause problems for occupants. To keep any other particles from entering your residence's air, we implement thermal fogging techniques. Similar to how this heated fog bonds with foreign particles after a fire, this also works well in situations involving flood damage.

The chemicals we use to clean your home after flooding can also leave your home's interior with specific scents. These more chemical-based scents do not last as long as those left behind by time-released deodorization packets or injections into carpeting.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready to make sure your home also smells “Like it never even happened” after events that cause flood damage. To make your home smell great again, contact us at (201) 266-0482. Our emergency number is available 24/7 to help homeowners successfully deal with this and other disasters.

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