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We Act Fast In Englewood After A Water Damage Disaster Strikes Your Home

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

A picture of one of our air movers Our air mover is used along with our dehumidifying equipment to aid the drying process after water damage strikes your home.

Understanding All of the Potential Causes for Water Damage in Englewood

Most people think about water damage, and storms come to mind. While the wind and rain can bring on flooding and turn into a potential hazard, there are many other water hazards that homeowners should be cautious of. SERVPRO wants you to know all of the potential causes of damage from water throughout the home so that you understand what to expect.

Inside the home, water damage in Englewood can come from pipes that are leaking or broken, water heaters that burst or leak, or issues coming from loose pipe fittings, old fixtures, faulty appliances, and damaged sump pumps. When you live in an area where the winter temperatures drop significantly, freezing can play a significant role when it comes to damaged pipes

SERVPRO wants you to know some of the ways that you can protect your home from potential water damage throughout the colder months.

Around the outside of your home, you can:

- Drain the water from your irrigation system

- Wrap outdoor faucets

- Locate pipes entering the home and caulk around them

- Make sure that your garden hose is disconnected

Around the interior of your home, you can:

- Have a light stream of water running from faucets once the temperatures get below the freezing mark.

- Ensure your thermostat is set at a consistent temperature to prevent pipes from freezing

- Look for areas within your home where pipes and supply lines are not heated and could freeze, then insulate.

Should you have any water damage, calling our professional technicians at SERVPRO get you the help that you need, fast. We can send a team out as soon as possible to perform an assessment and get the steps worked out to start the cleanup and restoration process. If there is a burst pipe, we can talk you through turning off the water supply line until we arrive.

SERVPRO technicians use pumps and vacuums to remove water from the impacted area, then use moisture detection devices to locate any patches that may remain unseen to the naked eye. From there, we remove any materials that must be replaced, including flooring and drywall. Further drying commences by way of fans and air movers as well as dehumidifiers to ensure every last bit of moisture is gone before we restore your home to make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood at (201) 266-0482, and we can send out a team to help with your water damage needs.

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SERVPRO Technicians Can Help Your Fire-Damaged Teaneck Home

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in a kitchen Call our team at SERVPRO. We will restore your Teaneck property back to its original state.

We have the skill required to get your Teaneck home back from fire damage

When recovering a Teaneck home after a fire, many of our specialists and technicians play an intricate role in restoring properties to preloss condition. Because no two fire loss scenarios are the same, the experienced technicians required changes by the job. This determination occurs when our project manager and crew chief work with our customers to establish a damage baseline to ensure that we can return properties to their original state.

Having the right personnel to help restore fire damage in Teaneck homes can maximize our efficiency in every phase of recovery. For this same reason, we have a full division of in-house general contractors capable of performing controlled demolition, emergency repairs, and full-scale build back and reconstruction after structure fires.

Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT)

One of the essential technicians to fire recovery is the FSRT. These technicians on our SERVPRO team get trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in multiple aspects of fire restoration. From debris removal, surface cleaning, and residue cleaning, these professionals are the foundation of successful fire recovery.

Odor Control Technicians (OCT) 

Odors are a common effect after a fire loss incident. The Smoke penetrates construction materials and contents of the house, which can be challenging to remove without the training and premier equipment available to our OCTs. Between machines like our thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators, we can neutralize harsh odors both in the environment and in soft, porous materials.

Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) 

With extinguishment efforts, homes can get left with several inches of standing water and substantial areas of water saturation in the places where the fire was the worst. Hoses can disperse an average of 600-800 gallons per minute from a hydrant, which makes water restoration a pivotal component to many fire losses our SERVPRO team resolves.

Every fire loss incident comes with distinct hurdles and challenges our experienced technicians must overcome to return the property to the preloss condition. With the right skilled personnel and premier restoration equipment, our SERVPRO Teaneck / Englewood team can help. Call us today at (201) 266-0482.

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We Are The Leader In Englewood Flood Damage Restoration

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water on the floor near the broken French door window in this home Storm damage in this home was the result of a French door window being broken out by flying debris. We responded to their call right away and began.

Decisive Responses to Englewood Residents with Flood Damage Situations

Flood Damage Englewood

It is impossible to predict the level of harm caused by flooding. Every year property restoration as a direct result of flooding equates to billions of dollars combined. It can also take an extreme emotional toll on homeowners who have very little control over the destruction of their homes. Floods can come from just about anywhere with substantial rainfall, burst dams, or overloading sewer systems all well beyond the homeowner's jurisdiction.

What you can control is your response to flood damage in your Englewood home. Acting decisively during an emergency can keep permanent damages to a minimum, as well as your claims expense low. Our team here at SERVPRO has a wealth of direct experience helping residents overcome flooding in this community. We are based locally and know the right questions to ask, such as how long has the property been exposed, what tasks to prioritize to mitigate losses, and where to remove or store items. 

Unlike many other forms of property flood damage, flooding can severely impact both your possessions and the structure of your home. You may be at a loss as to where to store your valuables in a safe place or, in some cases, be temporarily relocated for your safety. It is during these stressful times that SERVPRO comes into its own. Our crew chiefs and water restoration technicians (WRT) have a proven track record in providing exceptional restoration on time and budget. 

It is our understanding that floods do not happen during regular office hours, which is why our call lines are open twenty-four hours a day. Our technicians are on-call throughout the night for emergencies. SERVPRO also knows how difficult these situations can be for a homeowner, which is why we promise to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss. Our bright green equipment trucks are loaded with water extraction, drying, and cleaning equipment, which we can mobilize quickly to help residents in need. 

Respond to flooding decisively. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

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Flood Damage Repair In Englewood

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

snow storm causing damage If you ever need professional assistance after a snowstorm damages your property, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

Flood Damage Repair In Englewood Often Requires Monitoring Progress On A Regular Basis

Anyone who has lived in the Englewood area for a significant amount of time knows that the region can sometimes experience brutal snowstorms. When a large amount of snow builds up outside, your property could become a victim of flood damage once the snow melts. When the snow outside is deep, the moisture coming from it once it heats up could find its way into your house through things like a faulty door or window seals.

Once moisture gets into your structure and starts soaking into your building materials, excessive flood damage inside your Englewood home could result. Any water that enters your structure from the outside could be contaminated, and the situation gets treated as a class two or gray water scenario. During category two projects, our SERVPRO team can take specials measures to prevent the spread of harmful parasites and bacteria that could be present in the water. In most cases, we start by removing any porous materials such as carpet that got wet.

Once any wet porous materials have been removed, and any standing water has been extracted, our SERVPRO technicians begin the applied structural drying or ASD phase. The first step to drying out a structure is to take readings of the moisture content of any wet items, the air temperature, and the indoor humidity level. We take readings of rooms inside your house that we know got affected and areas inside the building that did not get wet to come up with numbers that tell us when the structure is dry.

After we set up our drying equipment, we then return to your home each day and take readings of all of the affected areas inside your building. We test everything that is wet to ensure that our drying procedures are working. For example, if we test your wet subfloor and decide that it is not drying out as fast as it should, we can then take other steps to speed up the drying process. In some cases, we can set up more air movers and dehumidifiers in the affected region to pull more moisture out of the wet materials. In other scenarios, we can seal off or contain a wet area with plastic so that drying efforts are concentrated more on the one damp spot that is drying slowly.

Overall, monitoring the job can help us tell if our efforts are working as they should as well as inform us when materials are back to normal moisture levels. If you ever need professional assistance after a snowstorm damages your property, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24 hours a day.

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We Can Remove Surface Floodwater In Your Englewood Warehouses

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

warehouse after restoration No matter when flooding occurs in your warehouse, we can help you!

Removing Surface Floodwater from Englewood Warehouses

Even though concrete flooring and steel building materials have a very low porosity for standing water and saturation, flooding in your Englewood warehouse can be a costly disaster. Addressing the migrating flood water involves the use of both our premier extraction tools, as well as effective drying solutions and cleaning products. Protecting your facility hinges on the fast and confident response of professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Invading water can move quickly across the warehouse floor, which can lead to widespread flood damage in Englewood structures. Surface water does not easily penetrate solid materials like concrete or metal, allowing it to pool at the floor level and get absorbed into inventory, boxes, crates, and pallets throughout this main floor of the building instead. With how readily moisture can affect stocked items and packing materials throughout the warehouse, removing this standing water is vital to protecting your stored products.

Our SERVPRO team has a warehouse of our own, one which can store and protect removed belongings and contents from your building until restoration and drying are complete. Our content management team can determine what items are in the direct path for water exposure or even in position for damage from elevated humidity and moisture content in the area. We can pack and move these items to our facility for safekeeping and focused drying, cleaning, and deodorization efforts before that.

Clearing out surface water often falls to the use of our portable electric sump pumps. However, when debris and other particulates can exist within this standing water, self-priming trash pumps can do the job more effectively. Both of these units offer discharge into drains and the exterior of the building with hoses, allowing our SERVPRO team to gain control of widespread flooding scenarios quickly.

Cleaning and disinfection of the warehouse are often necessary after potential contamination following flooding, but little reconstruction or controlled demolition is necessary. Threats and contaminants can remain at the surface levels of concrete and steel structural materials, allowing our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team to clean and disinfect these surfaces where they stay installed. No matter when flooding occurs, we can help you; however, you need by calling (201) 266-0482.

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Some Mistakes With Englewood Flood Damage That You Should try to Avoid

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

wet carpeting and carpet pad Flooding can quickly damage the flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Flood Damage Technicians In Englewood Discuss Problems With Asbestos

During the late fall and wintertime in Englewood the area is known to get snowstorms. The problem with snow is that once the weather warms back up, the snow can melt and cause you excessive flood damage. When the snow melts, it can quickly turn into a liquid that can get into your house from a weak point in your structure, such as faulty door seals. Once moisture enters, other problems can take place,

For example, if your carpet gets wet from moisture coming in from the outside it could have to be replaced. During flood damage projects in Englewood, wet carpets can suffer from delamination. This occurs when the backing of the carpet becomes separated from its fibers. Once delamination occurs, the carpet is considered ruined and your carpet and pad will more than likely have to get removed and replaced. Any time you notice wet items inside your home after a snowstorm, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

As soon as we arrive at your residence, the first thing we can do is check your carpet for signs of delamination. During the initial inspection, our SERVPRO technicians can also use penetrating moisture meters to test and see if your subfloor got wet. If your carpet is delaminated and your subflooring material underneath your flooring shows signs of having elevated moisture content, then we can remove your carpet and pad and dry out your subfloor.

However, sometimes, when we are tasked with removing your flooring down to the subfloor, we can run into some complications. It is possible that there could be more layers of flooring underneath your top carpet layer. Older flooring materials could contain asbestos, which is hazardous and can only be removed by professional mitigators.

The word asbestos comes from a Greek adjective that means inextinguishable. All throughout the 20th-century, asbestos has been used in thermal insulation in boilers and pipes and as a reinforcement material.

Older flooring materials such as vinyl tiles and glues that were used to tack down tiling and carpet can contain asbestos. If we notice an item that could contain asbestos we immediately notify an industrial hygienist to test the material for the presence of asbestos. If any of the harmful minerals are found we must then call in a certified asbestos mitigation company to properly remove the hazardous materials.

Calling in the professionals can help you prevent any risks associated with asbestos. For professional assistance after your home floods, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at  (201) 266-0482 24 hours a day because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Performing Fire Damage Cleanup Can Prevent Destruction In Teaneck

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

fire causing damage in home We can get your property back to the state it was in before the unfortunate incident.

Performing Fire Damage Cleanup In Your Teaneck Residence Can Prevent Severe Destruction

After firefighters have extinguished a fire, there is no time to waste. You need to begin the restoration process immediately to prevent future damage. SERVPRO fire restoration experts can assist you in restoring your residence after the unfortunate ordeal.

As you prepare to clean up your fire damaged Teaneck home, make sure it is safe to enter. Assess your property for smoldering spots that could ignite a fire. A fire that may have released asbestos fibers into the can air put your health in danger. Your local fire marshal can inform you if it is safe to enter your home to start the cleanup process. To know which cleanup tasks to perform, you should assess the damage. Common household materials react differently to flames, heat, and smoke.

Fiberglass and plastic
They turn yellow because of a chemical reaction that happens when they are too close to a fire. This is not something that you can wipe off, even with strong commercial cleaners.

Walls can get permanent stains if you do not clean them promptly and correctly. Improper cleaning can impact the residue, worsening the damage.

Appliances and metal fixtures can tarnish after a fire. If you do not clean them up properly, etching and corrosion can damage them permanently.

Carpets made of synthetic fibers may melt in extreme heat. If they do not melt, they can hold the unpleasant smoky scent for a long time. Removing the smell is difficult, and even commercial cleaners may be ineffective. Carpet fibers can also become discolored after a fire.

Glass can appear etched after a fire. Ash, heat, and smoke combine to ruin the chemical composition of glass.

It is often necessary to sand and refinish the surfaces of wood exposed to fire to eliminate soot. A majority of homeowners do not own heavy-duty sanders that can handle this restoration project.

Removing all traces of smoke and soot damage from your property is essential to make it habitable once more. Apart from the visible soot, affected areas may have an unmistakable smoke odor. It is impossible to cover up the smell with air fresheners or candles because it is buried in the fibers of carpeting, textiles, and household surfaces.

With our advanced equipment and cleaning products, we can salvage most of your items. Our SERVPRO team can use immersion cleaning to remove residues from affected household items like glasses, dishware, and chandeliers, which can withstand being saturated in cleaning products. Foul smells are irritating if not professionally eliminated. Our technicians can deodorize your home using equipment like the Electro-Gen Thermal Fogger from Legend Brands. We use it to ensure deep penetration of deodorizers to areas where cleaning cannot reach.

When you need for restoration services in Englewood, New Milford, or Tenafly, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482. We can get your property back to the state it was in before the unfortunate incident.

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Thorough Restoration In Your New Milford Home Can Prevent Further Water Damage

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring in home Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 to restore your Teaneck, Englewood or Tenafly home to its normal condition.

Thorough Water Damage Restoration in Your New Milford Home Can Prevent Further Damage

Unforeseen emergencies cause havoc in the lives of New Milford property owners every year. Malfunctioning dishwashers, burst pipes, and other incidents soak carpeting, hardwood flooring, upholstery, and drapes, among other home furnishings. These incidents can also warp wood paneling and ruin expensive floor coverings.

Some signs of water damage include peeling or discolored paint, pooling water, a musty scent, and warped hardwood floors. If your New Milford property has water damage, it needs thorough restoration. The water restoration experts from SERVPRO offer a rapid response that can safeguard your home against bacteria and mold growth. The effects of prolonged contact between the building materials and contents of a home and water include:

    •    Rusting or staining of metallic items
    •    Delamination of laminated surfaces
    •    Decomposing and warping of wood
    •    Mold growth in drywall
    •    Color fading and mold growth in fabrics

When you retain our services, you can get knowledgeable support in repairing the damage. Our technicians can inspect your home, document the extent of the water loss, and take corrective action using advanced water cleanup tools. We can use electrical submersible pumps to extract water from the flooring.

Water can get into hidden areas of your home. That’s why we use high-tech moisture detection equipment such as the Tramex Moisture Meters to check for hidden pockets of water. These moisture meters offer precise, quick, and wide-ranging moisture detection and measurement in bricks, block, drywall, plaster, and other materials without ruining them.

Our SERVPRO technicians also use air movers to improve evaporation at the surface level and minimize drying time. If water has pooled on both hard surfaces and carpeted floors, we can use the Studebaker AirPath air mover to dry them. This air mover pulls dry, warm air from above, directing it across the whole surface of the floor, up to 12 feet in every direction. We can place the air mover in the middle of the affected rooms and lock it in place to dry tile, carpet, vinyl, or hardwood flooring. When used along with dehumidifiers, these devices enable our crew to remove all the traces of moisture from a building, “Like it never even happened.”

Precision is crucial in water damage restoration. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 to restore your Teaneck, Englewood or Tenafly home to its normal condition.

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Sprinkler System Malfunction In New Milford

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler head on white ceiling in the building We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Commercial Water Damage New Milford from a Sprinkler System Malfunction

Damage from a water event can occur at any time, and when it happens at your commercial office, your business may be in jeopardy. It is essential to deal with all water leaks quickly to limit the time your office must remain closed while the cleanup is underway. A malfunctioning sprinkler system can spray hundreds of gallons of water all over your office, leaving everything soaked.

SERVPRO understands how important it is to react quickly to commercial water damage situations in New Milford. We begin by making an over the phone assessment so we can dispatch the crew and tools needed for the job. Our crew chief can make an immediate assessment, organize the job and staff to get you back in operation as quickly as possible. We mobilize quickly to limit the damage and get you back into business.

The initial task is to shut the water off and make sure the building is safe from electrical hazards as well as slip and fall situations. We focus on removing standing water using high capacity water extractors. All furniture is wiped down and removed to a dry location. Computers and electronics are disconnected; the outside surface is dried and removed to a dry location for further assessment by computer specialists.

Water extractors may be used further to remove water from carpets and flooring. We bring in large air movers and strategically locate these devices throughout the building to help absorb moisture. In some situations, we may create negative pressure areas to draw dry air into the building and expel humid air. Dehumidifiers can also assist in drying the air and surrounding building materials further.

SERVPRO's objective is to restore your commercial operations as quickly as possible. We can work with your team to set up staging areas and temporary work areas to help maintain operations while recovery is underway. We work closely with your team and communicate every step to ensure that there are no missteps that could delay reopening.

Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Tenafly, Englewood Cliffs, and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Discuss Flood Damage and Pack-out Procedures for Your Englewood Home

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

room suffering from flood damage Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for a quick resolution.

Groundwater Flood Damage and Pack-out Procedures for Englewood Residents

Sustained rainfall can result in groundwater flooding of your property. Not only do high standing water levels exert significant pressure on your walls and flooring, but they can also carry high levels of contamination. As a homeowner, you may be able to deal with clean water emergencies yourself. However, floodwaters carry with them infectious waste, which can be harmful to your health.

You need professional assistance from trained technicians to overcome flood damage to your Englewood home. At SERVPRO, we run a unique out-of-hours emergency service for victims of groundwater, flash flooding, or storm-related events. We will ensure that your property and contents sustain as little harm as possible. We strive to reduce the expense of your claim by using our advanced equipment and professional expertise to repair the damages quickly.

In severe flooding scenarios, it may be necessary to store your contents at the separate facilities while work is undertaken. Separate storage can frequently mitigate against further losses while we work to restore the structure itself. When a pack-out service is necessary, SERVPRO technicians take an automated inventory of your possessions, their condition, and the rooms to which they belong. This ensures you are covered in the unlikely event of transit damages.

As part of the restoration service, SERVPRO can arrange for a professional remover on your behalf. By doing so, we make sure that you only have to deal with one company during what can be an emotionally stressful experience. Our inventories and services enlisting third-parties can all be added to your paperwork and passed on to your insurer as part of our stress-free claims process.

One advantage of a pack-out procedure is that it can significantly reduce the timeframe of your property restoration. Less furniture provides greater access to all areas of your home's structure. This access can be helpful should we need to perform structural or cavity drying as well as demolition of non-salvageable materials. Once your property has been returned to a sanitary condition, we can use our automated inventory to put furniture and possessions back where we found them.

Violent weather events are incredibly stressful and can take an emotional toll. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for a quick resolution.

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