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Why SERVPRO Uses Negative Pressure for Mold Removal in Teaneck

1/1/2023 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall next to an electrical outlet Often mold damage remediation requires the help of certified technicians which have access to effective tools. Contact our team 24/7 to discuss.

Mold Removal Work Can Become very Dusty and Smelly

Handling mold safely requires special skills and specific tools. While SERVPRO performs mold removal tasks for our Teaneck customers, we employ equipment designed to help us keep these micro-organisms contained and under control.

Because mold attaches itself to the surfaces on which it grows, the dust created during mold removal in your Teaneck residence can contain more than just mold spores and particulate matter. We use different equipment to protect ourselves (eyes, nose, and lungs). The debris can also contain fibers from the affected surface, loosened by the debridement process or the dry ice blasting.

In addition to the personal protection equipment (PPE) that our technicians use and wear, here are some of the other measures we take to keep your property protected:

  • HEPA filtration systems on much of our equipment,
  • Wet spraying before removal of mold, and
  • Enclosures with negative pressure.

Our air scrubbers and vacuum cleaners both use filters. We choose to use HEPA-grade filters. When these are disposables, we change the filter often to obtain the best results. However, whenever non-disposable filters are available, we prefer these. We store extras, so we only need to switch a dirty filter for a clean one. Like towels, we clean up used equipment after we return to our facility.

Spraying mold with an antimicrobial decreases its ability to release spores. It also lessens the dustiness of mold particles as we remove them from surfaces. While dampening mold like this can leave the area moist, we wipe all residues away, making it all just "Like it never even happened."

Temporary 'rooms' that we build from clear plastic sheeting and non-marking tape are easily set up and attached to air scrubbers. Keeping the air currents moving into the area where we are performing mold removal, pulling air from other sections of the home, and any newly 'scrubbed' air going outside, keeps debris of all sizes where we want it. Isolation rooms, found in hospitals, use negative pressure set-ups.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is always here to help your family keep your home free of excessive mold. Call us at (201) 266-0482 for professional mold removal and remediation services.

Teaneck Homes Require Fast Water Restoration for Carpeting

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

water extraction from carpet with a wand and vac SERVPRO can mitigate the water damage to your Teaneck home's carpeting and also clean them "Like it never even happened."

Carpet Water Restoration Must Happen Quickly

Many areas of your home or business might suffer the effects of migrating water after a disaster. Few are as sensitive to absorption and mold growth as carpeting, so this must be a mitigation and restoration objective for responding technicians when we arrive.

Extracting Water from a Carpet

Water restoration in Teaneck homes often begins with the saturation and the standing water surrounding the carpeted floors. SERVPRO can only do something to preserve flooring by first addressing pooling on the surface. Water cleanup gets achieved by combining extraction devices from our inventory, beginning with submersible pumps and wet vacuums. Still, it also requires more specialized units like roving weighted extractors or carpet wands in later stages.

Effective Drying with Floating

Floating is one of the standard practices to restore installed carpet materials when recovery professionals determine they can be salvaged. The objective is to remove carpeting on one side from the tacking strip and choose a couple of points on the opposite wall to pull up for relief to prevent carpet stretching. Centrifugal air movers are placed between the carpet and padding layer to dry both of these materials simultaneously; the infusion of this air causes the upper carpet layer to float.

The Equipment for Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning the carpet is only necessary when SERVPRO can sufficiently dry these elements without growing microbial colonies and spreading mold organisms. Prolonged moisture exposure can often lead to mold and mildew, so this must be carefully calculated before time is wasted cleaning the carpet. If it is possible to preserve this installed element, there are multiple premier machines and devices from our inventory capable of helping:

  • Bonnet Cleaning
  • Hot Water Extraction
  • Deluxe Conditioning

A significant obstacle to water restoration for Teaneck homes and businesses is cleaning up damage to the carpeting. With several tools and strategies to help, you can count on SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood. Call us at (201) 266-0482.

Selecting A Qualified Fire Damage Restoration Company In Bergen County

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Appliance After Fire Don’t let your property be a victim of fire damage, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is only a call away.

Fire Damage Restoration

A home is a prized possession and a big investment for anyone. For most, it is a place for family and fond memories that last a lifetime. Quick decisions make all the difference when you fall victim to fire damage.

When hiring a fire damage restoration team for your Bergen County home, you expect to gain access to certified professionals, industrial-grade equipment, and technicians with years of experience. Sadly, it might not always be the case. Many try to do it their way, pass on certifications and avoid following rules that give those that want to do things right a bad name. To help customers just like you choose a qualified restoration company, here are a few helpful tips.

It never hurts to ask your insurance agency for a referral. If they have had success using a specific company, they will likely work out for you as well. Always make it a point to discuss services offered, certifications, and guidelines followed with each company you contact. You want someone who manages your entire restoration from beginning to end, like SERVPRO.

When discussing your problem with any restoration company, it is essential for them to speak plainly and explain their services in detail. If the company cannot point out why a specific service is necessary, they are not the company for you. You also want access to someone that has operated within the industry for several years; companies like SERVPRO provide far better restoration services than smaller companies in business for less than a year.

The best way to determine the amount of expertise of the company you consider using involves checking how many services they offer. Fire damage to your property involves fire, water, and smoke restoration, extraction, cleaning, deodorization, and repair services. They should offer 24-hour emergency services and make themselves available when you need them, just like SERVPRO.

When facing emergencies in your home, contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood first. We provide the services you need for a stress-free restoration process (201) 266-0482.

SERVPRO Takes the Headache Out of Paperwork After Water Damage to Your Englewood Laundromat

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Person Sitting In a Chair At a Laundromat There is never a good time to have your business closed and not receive revenue. Call SERVPRO after water damage and we will respond quickly.

Quick Action By Our Certified Technicians Will Have Your Water Damaged Business Back Open in Record Time

A laundromat is, by nature, a business that deals with water and suds. Having several washers in one place means that any laundry business is at risk of a leak from a damaged appliance. Even if you keep your washers in good condition, it only takes one fault to cause a flood on your premises.

SERVPRO understands that closing your business doors is not a viable option. You want to get up and running again as soon as you can. That is why we take commercial water damage in Englewood businesses seriously and always respond promptly – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We attend your premises as quickly as we can and immediately start formulating a plan of action to get your doors open again.

One of the most frustrating parts of flood damage is the paperwork. You need to deal with your insurance company and adjusters, and that takes up valuable time that you would rather spend getting your business back on its feet. It is a necessary evil.

We will take some of the stress out of post-water damage paperwork. Our industry software is compatible with a broad range of commercial enterprises. What does that mean for your business? It means that we can generate the appropriate forms for your company and make it easier to get information to your insurance adjuster. Our experts can also liaise with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure they have all the paperwork and details they need to get started on your claim.

Of course, once the paperwork is with the adjuster, it is up to them to do their job while we focus on it. We equip our IICRC-certified technicians with the skills and tools necessary to dry your laundromat. We have free-standing and truck-mounted pumps on hand to get as much water as possible from your premises before drying begins.

When it is time to dry your property, we conduct a thorough assessment that tells us the extent of the damage to the building and its contents. Then we set to work positioning air movers, dehumidifiers, and fans in the perfect configuration for your unique situation. We monitor drying at every stage to ensure we reach our drying goal and your business is left dry and ready to open to the public.

Do not let leaking appliances damage your profits. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for help.

Can Factors Make Smoke Cleanup Challenging for Teaneck Homes?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Cloud For fast and efficient service call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

Knowing the behavior of smoke and environmental conditions can help clean Teaneck homes after a fire. 

With the pace of spreading fire damage, immediate mitigation and recovery services can only benefit a home. Our team can respond fast to post-fire cleanup help. 

Factors that Impact Cleaning Smoke Damage 

With a pressing need for fire and smoke restoration in Teaneck homes and businesses after a disaster, our SERVPRO team can get to work fast. Several variables can determine the ease of cleaning up after a fire loss incident. Knowing how the situation can change with these factors means always providing the most efficient and cost-effective restoration solution. Some variables to smoke and fire damage cleanup include:

  • Amount of Heat – The heat of the fire can impact the type of smoke residue left behind, namely dry and wet smoke. 
  • Air Pressure – With hot air expansion during a fire, soot, and smoke can be forced into crevices and more challenging areas. 
  • Affected Surfaces – The type of affected material can affect how easy the cleanup goes. Painted surfaces can often be treated with wet cleaning approaches. At the same time, unfinished wood could be heavily damaged and require more cleaning time and supplies. 
  • Moisture – The presence of moisture in a fire-damaged home (during the blaze and afterward) can impact the soils and residues. Wet smoke damage can stain surfaces and be a considerable challenge to remove without compromising the underlying substrate. 

With many obstacles and hurdles to successful cleaning and restoration after a fire, it is a process that is best left to professionals. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team has the experience and training to thoroughly clean and restore homes and businesses after a fire. You can reach our team 24/7 by calling (201) 266-0482.

Restoring Flood Damage In Your Bergen County Home

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Concernd Customers If your home is in an area that is flood prone, you need to know some precautions you can take to protect your home from the heavy rains.

Restoring Flood Damage

If your home in Bergen County is in an area that is flood prone, you need to know some precautions you can take to protect your home from the heavy rains. The first thing you should do is install rain gutters and other drainage systems. These help to catch the rainwater and direct it to the ground. You can also grade your lot so that ten feet or so of the ground around your property is sloped at least six inches to funnel away rainwater. Sump pumps, backflow protection devices, and flood insurance are also essential.

When the rainwaters have still gotten past your preventative measures and caused flood damage inside your Bergen County home, you need to act fast to get the water out. The best thing to do is trust professionals like SERVPRO to help you. We have all the training and tools needed to dry your property out again and salvage whatever is possible.

If you do not address the flood water inside your home promptly, your flooring, walls, carpeting, ceilings, and personal property can become damaged fast. An unsafe environment is created because of this, making the perfect environment for breeding rot, bacteria, and mold. Our restoration process consists of two major phases – flood water removal and flood cleanup.

SERVPRO uses professional-grade drying equipment and truck-mounted pumps to dry our home out again. The pumps remove any standing water, and the drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers, large fans, and air-movers, dry your home out the rest of the way. We also have moisture meters to detect hidden moisture inside walls, flooring, and ceilings to ensure your home is genuinely dried back to its normal levels.

Any unsalvageable contents are also removed, such as carpets and padding, drywall, paneling, cabinets, or shelving. The affected areas are cleaned afterward with disinfecting and deodorizing agents.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood makes sure to thoroughly dry your home in Tenafly, Teaneck, or New Milford back out after a flood emergency. You need to get in touch with us as soon as possible after the disaster by dialing (201) 266-0482, so we can help you get your home back in order.

Why We Place So Much Emphasis On Standing Water In Englewood

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Concerned Customers Even small amounts of standing water have the ability to cause thousands of dollars' damage.

Standing Water Can Damage Your Property

Standing water is a term used to describe any situation where water is spread across an area with a measurable depth. In a home, any instance of standing water is typically going to be an example of or a product of flood damage and has significant potential to cause severe damage to your home. Even small amounts of standing water can generate thousands of dollars in damage. However, why does this specific aspect of flood damage wreak so much havoc on a home?

One of the vital things to remember about standing water is that it is often an indicator of much more severe flood damage in your Englewood home. When SERVPRO technicians hear that they have to deal with standing water, they tend to ready themselves to handle other more severe symptoms of flood damage. Lighter floods tend to evaporate quickly or find their way into a street, causing fewer problems. If water has remained in large volumes inside the building, there is probably a significant amount of damage elsewhere.

However, standing water also creates problems all on its own. Most of these are compounded with time. If floodwaters are allowed to remain in a building longer than a few hours, they may seep into the building's foundation, necessitating a much larger and lengtheir restoration process than usual. Furthermore, every hour without water removal increases the risk of a mold colony's growth, creating a much bigger problem overall. SERVPRO technicians almost always arrive on-site within four hours of your call being placed, so it is usually possible to avoid the worst damage these waters can create. For the sake of your home and our efficacy, call us as soon as you have confirmed a flood.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready 24/7 to respond rapidly to local homeowners' flood damage cases. We aim to ensure as minor damage is done to your home as possible through our time-tested mitigation approach. Call us at (201) 266-0482.

High Pressure Supply Could Cause A Need For Water Removal in Your New Milford Home

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Washer Water Hookups Hoses that attach your washing machine to the water supply can fail causing a great deal of water to be dumped into your washroom. Call SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Understands that Quick Drying Services Are a Must After Water Damage in Your Home

Appliances are a leading cause of water damages inside New Milford homes, yet, there are still many people that are unaware of how to remedy this problem. While preventative maintenance can aid in keeping the appliances themselves from malfunctioning, the pressure of the water in the pipes themselves feeding these appliances might be an equally contributing factor.

Your water pressure will vary based on your proximity and elevation to the water tower that services the mainlines your home gets connected to. When you are at a lower elevation and the farthest reaches of the tank's distribution system, your pressure is among the highest. Many homeowners opt for pressure reducers for more comfortable showers, but in reality, failure to reduce overly high pressures could result in the need for water removal services in your New Milford residence.

High water pressure puts a strain on hose connections to water-fed appliances, which can cause them to disconnect and pour untold amounts of water on the floor surrounding the appliances until this supply gets shut down. Once the immediate emergency has gotten handled and no more water is pouring into the affected area, contact our SERVPRO professionals to help you clean up the mess correctly to prevent further damage.

From the moment our experienced technicians arrive at your home, we get to work quickly extracting the water from the area using truck-mounted pumps from our SERVPRO fleet and wet-vacs with various attachments for concise cleaning. Drying the area is a process that typically involves using our industrial-strength air movers and dehumidification equipment. Once the area has gotten successfully dried, we can assess the full scope of any remaining damage to structural elements and construction materials like flooring, walls, and ceilings.

While you might never want water removal services for your home, sometimes emergencies can happen. With our 24/7 emergency response team at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, Help is only a phone call away. Contact our experienced technicians anytime at (201) 266-0482.

Best Tools for Water Restoration in Teaneck Properties

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Our techs are ready 24/7, 365 days a year.

Overcome Water Damage in Teaneck with the Correct Equipment and Techniques

Water removal in Teaneck properties is possible when you have the proper techniques and equipment and the right technicians taking charge of the situation. Whether your water heater or dishwasher is behind the problem, or a pipe burst allowing water to travel throughout your home, the main goal is always the same- water removal and drying as soon as possible. Understanding how extensive the damage is and matching water removal solutions to your need is not as simple, and it requires professional help.

The premier water restoration team in Teaneck is a mere phone call away. Servicing the community around the clock, our SERVPRO staff is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the leading entity overseeing the qualification of water restoration technicians. Upon arriving at your home, the team conducts a thorough inspection and makes a plan focused on efficiency and minimizing the incident’s impact.

It is clear to most homeowners that removing water is a top priority, but how they go about it can make a difference in the ultimate results. Building materials such as drywall can absorb water quickly, so avoiding prolonged water exposure is crucial to your personal belongings and the integrity of your home. SERVPRO staff is successful in its efforts with the help of equipment such as:

  • Extractor wands- as their name implies, wands remove water from hard-to-reach corners and very targeted water deposits.
  • Most people have seen wet vacuums at home improvement stores, but SERVPRO technicians know when they are optimal for use. Combined with wand extractors and other specialty drying solutions, they help remove water from the home.
  • Truck-mounted and submersible pumps- highly efficient in large volumes of water, help jump-start the water cleanup process, and minimize exposure time.

SERPVRO of Teaneck/Englewood is at your service when water seeps through your home and belongings. Call us at (201) 266-0482 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water in Restoration Teaneck Calls for SERVPRO’s Expertise

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Standing water on restaurant floor Commercial water damage? No worries! SERVPRO is always on the job.

Tips for Commercial Water Restoration in Teaneck

Water damage repair projects are complex, and in a commercial building, it takes experienced eyes to spot the real issues and assess how deep the damage has gone. The cost of possible loss of long-standing tenants, customers, or business interruption makes it essential to expedite the water restoration process. 

SERVPRO can complete commercial water restoration in your Teaneck property with minimal disruption to tenants who use the unaffected areas of the building. We can help you avoid revenue loss. Our water damage restoration process involves the following steps:

  • Immediate inspection
  • Industrial grade drying 
  • Repairs, disinfection, and deodorization
  • Cleaning and putting back

Immediate Inspection

We can assess the damage and use equipment like thermal imaging cameras to detect areas where moisture could be present in walls. Water may not soak through drywall, but a thermal imaging camera can see temperature fluctuations, indicating potential issues. Our SERVPRO technicians can then create a detailed drying plan to remove water and moisture quickly and safely. 

Industrial Grade Drying 

Our SERVPRO team can extract the water using powerful pumps. We can use specialized drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process. Drying helps prevent mold infestation. Our team can carefully monitor the progress of the drying process to attain equilibrium moisture content levels. 

Repairs, Disinfection, and Deodorization

After drying, we can determine if disinfection, structural repairs, and deodorization procedures are necessary. We can apply antimicrobial products to tackless strips, subfloor, wall bottom plates, and walls. These organic materials encourage microbial growth and the development of smells linked with microbes. We can use specialized equipment like ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers to dispense solvent-based and water-based deodorizers. The foggers generate small deodorants or particles that penetrate most areas where odor particles hide. 

Cleaning and Putting Back

Our SERVPRO technicians can clean the floors and return the contents to their respective places. We can involve you through each step and provide you with a certificate of completion. 

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can treat your commercial property with urgency, care, and a commitment to your satisfaction. Call us at (201) 266-0482 to open your doors as soon as possible. 

Four Key Ways That We Restore Fire Damaged Items

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damaged living room, fire debris on floor Call SERVPRO today to assess your Fire Damaged household items!

SERVPRO Can Restore Many Fire Damaged Items to Save Your Funds

It is common to see homeowners tossing away items after a fire event, assuming they are a total loss and no longer usable. While some things can be ruined beyond repair by fire, many others can be saved -- that is the benefit of working with our professionals. 

If you are facing fire damage in Tenafly, you should know that our restoration expertise means you will save money on the cost of replacing your possessions. Here are four ways that we restore items affected by fire damage. 


SERVPRO has to take extra precautions when dealing with electronic devices and appliances. Still, we can often clean and restore these items if called soon after a fire emergency has occurred. Dry cleaning and vacuuming are often our go-to methods for these items, and we are careful to get soot and smoke residue off the surfaces of electronics. 

Heavy Damage 

Fire damage can deposit a significant amount of particles, soot, and smoke around a home, but our professionals are prepared to handle these heavily soiled items. We often use professional wet cleaning techniques in this instance, and sometimes we will use a combination of processes to ensure things with heavy residue are fully restored. 


Especially with furniture with fabric, getting rid of the stains and discoloration from fire damage can be challenging. When SERVPRO technicians restore furniture, our aim is to preserve the integrity of its components, prevent color bleeding, and remove all residues. We will also extract the excess moisture from furniture that was soaked in water. 

Difficult to Clean Items 

Many of our clients are surprised to find that we can even restore items such as window blinds. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes highly efficient ultrasonic and immersion cleaners that can repair even the most challenging, oddly shaped, or delicate items. 

The experts at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood are well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to restore your possessions and get your home back in great shape. To obtain a quote or more information about our fire damage restoration services, call us anytime at (201) 266-0482.

New Milford Residents Can Rely on Quality Water Removal Services

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Water leaking from ceiling Facing water leaks in your New Milford home can be quite a tedious task.

Quality Water Removal Services

Facing water leaks in your New Milford home can be tedious. You would have to get as much water out as possible and move any soaked furniture or other household items affected by the flood to a dry location. Then you need to dry everything out, often throwing a few things away such as rugs, shoes, clothing, or even heaters, depending on the existing conditions.

Sounds like hard work, we know. We deal with this kind of issue on a nearly daily basis. However, we go above and beyond, ensuring that water does not get the opportunity to enter your subfloor or damage floor coverings like linoleum, tile, or wood floor. It is also our job to check carpeting, rugs, appliances, cabinetry, walls, ceilings, or any other part of your New Milford home that requires water removal.

SERVPRO can do all this and much more. We provide members of our local community with 24-hr emergency response teams. Our response teams give you access to water extractors, hygrometers, air movers, dehumidifiers, and our water experience.

SERVPRO’s expertly trained team is fully IICRC-industry certified to handle any restoration service necessary to return your home to a quality pre loss condition for you and your family to enjoy. We can provide specialists who understand how water moves through your home, locating hidden pockets of water with advanced equipment and services designed to fit your situation.

Having SERVPRO’s technicians spend time removing the water, and the bulk of your home dry means that you have qualified professionals who also take the time to address individual items. Our technicians focus on each item, applying drying, cleaning, and restoration techniques specific to the material present, working hard to ensure a successful recovery.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is proud to serve as your water removal, cleaning, and restoration team. We show our determination to provide you with excellent services in everything we do for you. Call to schedule an initial inspection or obtain water removal services today at (201) 266-0482.

Electrical Residential Fires: How to Protect Yourself

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

After Electrical Fire in a Wall Outlet Dealing with an electrical fire in your Englewood home? SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood can clean and restore your home "Like it never even happened."

How To Protect Yourself from Electrical Residential Fires 

Electrical fire damage is one of the most common types of fire damage, especially in urban environments. Despite recent improvements in consumer electronics' safety and fire resistance, electrical fires still claim many buildings each year across the nation. Unlike regular fires, electrical fires can not be doused with water, leaving many homeowners unable to contain the blaze. There are, however, some safe ways to stop this accident from happening and to safely clean up after it has occurred. 

Have a Household Fire Extinguisher 

An essential step in keeping an electrical fire at bay in your Englewood area is ensuring that there is a portable or household fire extinguisher nearby. Ceiling-mounted sprinklers will do nothing to contain an electrical fire, so chemical or foam fire extinguishers are the only options. Make sure you know what you are buying, however, as a water-based extinguisher will not be of any help. Englewood residential fire extinguishers should be foam or chemical-based, aiming to smother the fire and deprive it of any oxygen. 

Do not use the extinguisher sparingly. Many homeowners try to use as little of its contents as possible to save their electronics and prevent a mess. This is highly dangerous, as these extinguishers typically rely on a heavy, smothering coat to be effective. Make sure you completely cover the source of the fire when putting it out yourself. 

Use Safety Equipment During Cleanup 

To safely clean up damage from an electrical fire, you should always be wearing rubber gloves and boots and do your best not to touch the electronics directly. If the fire is particularly damaging, you may want to employ a professional cleanup service like SERVPRO. We equip all of our personnel with proper training and equipment to avoid almost every disaster that can come from a cleanup job. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

If you require cleanup and restoration services for an electrical fire or any other fire damage, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for 24-hour service and assistance. SERVPRO has become a trusted name nationwide, famed for quality service, professional technicians, and high-end equipment. We are ready to send our best to any fire disaster cleanup.

Radiator Leak: A Source Of Water Damage In Your Englewood Home

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

House Radiator A radiator leak can cause significant water damage to your property.

Water Damage Caused By A Radiator Leak

Older homes often use a hot water system for heating. A boiler, usually in the basement, is connected by a series of pipes to radiators positioned throughout the house. The loop between radiator and boiler or the radiator or boiler itself can leak, harming your home’s structure and contents. SERVPRO helps investigate the source of water intrusion, restoring building materials and possessions in the water’s path.

Your first hint that your heating system caused water damage to the floor of your Englewood dining room was the mysterious dampness of the carpeting near a window. After searching for obvious causes like spillage of water during meals or rain blown through the window, you reached out to us to dry the carpet and evaluate permanent harm to the underlying floor. Our trained technicians investigate and find the unexpected source of the water.

Slowly the radiator under the dining room window leaks water from an old valve. Originally used to adjust the water flow, the device seemed frozen in place by sediment or oxidation. A crack in the connection allows water to seep out, barely noticeable but increasing in volume in warmer weather as the water and cast iron remarkable and the valve seal loosens. SERVPRO puts you in touch with an appropriate radiator repair shop. Then our technicians move to restore the water damage.

Under the carpeting is a hardwood floor, now warped because of the swelling caused by water absorption. The carpet was lifted and padding removed, and we attended to the floor. We measure moisture levels initially to aid in setting drying goals. Air movers and drying mats join with dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture level to below 12 percent before sanding and refinishing. If we refinish the wood earlier, the action risks additional warping. It may take a few weeks for the proper levels to be reached, requiring periodic moisture measurements by our crew.

A portion of the floor may be pried up to release hidden pockets of water and to ensure the subflooring is drying as well. Another method SERVPRO uses successfully is the drilling of small holes in the hardwood to encourage the moisture to evaporate. When the floor is heavily sealed by stains, varnishes, and waxes, this approach may be the only way to break the vapor barrier.

Count on SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood to help you solve water damage problems. One call to (201) 266-0482 establishes our partnership with you, committed to restoring your home to pre-water harm condition.

Elements About Mold Removal That Should Not Bother Teaneck Homeowners

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Ceiling SERVPRO gives you access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists that put vast resources and years of experience to work for you.

SERVPRO Carefully Manages Teaneck Mold Remediation

There is plenty of available misinformation regarding the destructive nature of a mold infestation. However, the panic you might feel after noticing dark patches and other signs of contamination in your Teaneck home can interfere with the mold removal process. 

Letting a professional handle mold removal at your Teaneck property is one easy way to iron out doubts or tone down the unnecessary apprehension about microbial growth's effects on your property and contents. SERVPRO evaluates the situation and provides clear information while developing a sound mitigation plan. 

Professional assistance alleviates worries of:

  • Immediate further degradation of belongings
  • Severe structural deterioration
  • Mold spread patterns

With proper management of the remediation, it is possible to remain in your home throughout the process. Our SERVPRO technicians set up airtight containment barriers separating clean rooms from the contaminated areas.

Structural Deterioration From Mold

Mold eats into materials causing deep rot. The problem starts at the surface when moisture-activated spores sprout. Later, root-like hyphae develop, spreading the issue deeper, leading to structural degradation of organic materials. The process takes time, so you cannot expect dramatic changes immediately after you notice signs of an infestation. Therefore, it is better to prepare well rather than take drastic remedial actions. SERVPRO technicians start with a thorough inspection of the affected areas before choosing a remediation approach.

Mold inspection methods begin with a visual check:

  • Drilling exploratory holes
  • Probing surfaces with equipment
  • Checking for hidden moisture

Since mold is contained in walls, ceilings, and even floor cavities, drilling holes in suspected areas and then using borescopes reveals the spread patterns. Compromised materials crumble when prodded, so a sharp tool can help determine the deterioration of wall or ceiling panels.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood provides practical mold removal solutions. Call us at (201) 266-0482.

Does Water Damage In Teaneck Properties Remain Consistent if the Amount of Water is the Same?

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Techs and Clients SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

SERVPRO Can Help You Understand the Different Classes of Damage That Water Can Cause.

You might expect a specific amount of water to cause the same level of damage in any property where the intrusion occurs. One indicator of the amount of water released at your Teaneck property is the duration it takes to stop the source of water. The level of damage varies based on the kind of materials affected. SERVPRO classifies damages into classes depending on the affected materials. 

How Many Classes of Water Damage Are There? 

A water intrusion incident can lead to four classes of water damage at your Teaneck property: 

  • Class one only affects semi-porous materials 
  • Class two affects a small percentage of porous materials 
  • Class three mostly affects porous materials 
  • Class four affects porous materials as well as those requiring specialty drying 

Porous materials such as carpets and pads readily absorb water once it is released into a property. Even if remedial action is taken, it can take significant time to dry the materials. The risk of secondary damage such as mold development, staining, or deterioration of materials is high since they absorb high amounts of water. Therefore, restoring property under a class-three category of damage is more involved. 

When is Specialty Drying Necessary?  

When some materials absorb lots of water, they require specialized drying procedures to remove the water without causing additional damage. In some cases, access to the affected area is also limited, complicating the restoration processes. Specialty drying is necessary when drying: 

  • Hardwood floors 
  • Cinderblock and exterior walls 
  • Cabinets, stairs, and other assemblies 

Our SERVPRO technicians can help in many ways to resolve situations. For instance, we use specialized cavity drying equipment to dry the interior of cabinets or wall cavities. We also set up drying chambers to control the drying rate on hardwood floors preventing permanent problems such as cupping or cracking. 

Resolving water damage can be challenging. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 to help you find the right solution. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Is Mold Remediation the Best Choice for Teaneck Homes?

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Air Conditioner Filters Mold in Your Teaneck Home? Not to Worry when SERVPRO Arrives with Skilled Technicians, Advanced Equipment, and Even Air Filters!

Discovering Mold in Your House can be Alarming, But Trusting Professionals like Our SERVPRO Team to Help Can Provide a Cost-Efficient Solution.

Many Teaneck homeowners have encountered mold growth inside a building in the area over the years. You can tell from the times that you have witnessed these conditions that the situation does not go away on its own. Instead, property owners often turn to the experienced and helpful Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) of our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team.

Understanding the stages of mold remediation for Teaneck properties can help you make an informed decision about your home needs with current microbial concerns. Experience matters when addressing mold organisms and fungi hosted by materials in your house, as mismanagement of this situation can cause the spread of the colonies to worsen and the impact on the property to mirror this.

What Are the Primary Stages of Remediation?

  • Removing Active Colonization – Removing and eliminating the physical organism spreading through the property involves several strategies ranging from sanding and abrasive cleaning to scrubbing with antimicrobial agents.
  • Removing Compromised Materials – While it is a focus to protect structural elements whenever possible, feeding mold organisms can quickly deteriorate materials like drywall.
  • Environmental Cleaning – A higher concentration of mold spores and other particulates in the environment can increase the likelihood of further colonization while remediation continues. We have HEPA filtration equipment like air scrubbers to remove the majority of these microbes.
  • Odor Removal – Active colonies can emit a harsh, musty odor that can affect the entirety of the house - even beyond where the infestation exists. With thermal fogging and other deodorization practices, we can eliminate these scents and improve IAQ indoor air quality.

Mold can be an unexpected threat to your home that should get resolved as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can help by calling (201) 266-0482.

Learn Why Teaneck Residents Need Professional Fire Restoration

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.”

SERVPRO Generates Quality Fire Restoration Results in Teaneck Properties

While you may think that house fire cleanup is impossible after seeing the devastation throughout your Teaneck home, SERVPRO wants you to know that we are here for your restoration needs. We have proven methods and a knowledgeable team to navigate your cleanup and restoration throughout the charred debris, soot residues, and water saturation after a fire. Call us when you need us, and we can dispatch our Green Fleet to get started as soon as possible!

Proven Methods, Proven Results

Our SERVPRO technicians will employ a broad range of cleaning strategies when handling fire damage restoration in your Teaneck home. This is all done to salvage whatever is possible, eliminate soot and smoke residue, and limit the onset of potential secondary damage. You must know:

  • Some residues are easy to eradicate, while some left by burned synthetic materials and proteins can be challenging.
  • Our trained fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) know not all residues are alike, so we use scientific methods for elimination.
  • Wet or dry cleaning methods might be used with the help of specialized cleaning agents and solutions to help us get the best result.

Our Green Fleet Comes Stocked with Advanced Equipment and Tools.

We always have the equipment, tools, and cleaning products readily available in the vehicles we bring to each job. Our crew chief formulates a plan of action so that the team can get started on debris removal and pulling up any standing water or moisture left from dousing the flames. We have powerful pumps and truck-mounted extractors and dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers with HEPA filters to pull odorous particulates from the air. 

Why trust anyone else when you need fire damage restoration? SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is there whenever you need us – call (201) 266-0482, and we can be at your door within hours!

Dealing With Flood Damage in Bergen County

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Outside view of flooded home; water coming up garage and entry door When you and your family are safe after a storm, it is time to contact SERVPRO to dry out your property and help prevent secondary damages.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Dry Out Your Storm Damaged Home

Abundant waterways in Bergen County contribute to the beauty of the area and the challenges when snowmelt and heavy precipitation cause them to overflow their banks. The flowing water makes its way into the basement of your home, causing damage to both structure and contents. 

Professional help is not a luxury but a necessity when flood damage strikes your Bergen County home. The waters lapping around your heating and cooling mechanical systems must exit quickly, or collateral damage threatens the integrity of the building and the items stored in the lower level. Our teams of flood damage experts receive training in proper water removal techniques, followed by instruction in a range of techniques developed by the restoration industry to dry out both building materials and stored items. 

Local authorities and SERVPRO concur that safety is the first consideration when approaching your flood damage. The area flooded likely contains electrical appliances, heating and cooling systems. Expect the power to shut down as we begin water removal. This is not a problem as our vehicles carry truck-mounted pumps and water extractors, allowing us to pump and suction out the majority of the water long before it is safe to throw the switch and restore the electricity. 

Floodwaters frequently test as contaminated. This increases the urgency to quickly remove it and requires that it be contained and disposed of according to local hazardous waste rules. SERVPRO crews are proficient in identifying problem waters and managing them professionally. We also follow up extraction with sanitization, using antimicrobials developed to work, not just temporarily covering up staining and smells. 

Water pools in the lowest level of your home because it follows the path of least resistance. It can also hide in various recesses and even behind walls or within common foundation materials. SERVPRO technicians take periodic moisture measurements and use constantly evolving technologies to locate obscured water. This search is critical to effective flood damage remediation. Any water left behind is a perfect environment for microbial growth. Avoiding mold growth through thorough flood water reduction is preferable to revisiting the basement days or weeks later for full-scale mold containment and removal. 

Partner with the professionals at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood to make flood damage a temporary irritation that is managed completely, not a long-term problem that continues to make its presence known. Contact us at (201) 266-0482 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. 

What Does Fire Damage Restoration of a Teaneck Cake Shop Require?

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Considers Fire Damage Extent When Restoring Teaneck Premises

A critical piece of equipment, like an oven, can be a recipe for disaster in a bakery. A problem in the transportation system or heat exchanger may cause oil to escape into the baking chamber of an indirect-fired thermal oven, thus causing a fire in a Teaneck cake shop. You can call SERVPRO for efficient cleanup and rapid-fire damage restoration in your commercial property.

SERVPRO technicians are experts at fire damage restoration in Teaneck premises. We restore internal and external surfaces that have been fire or smoke damaged, such as brickwork, walls, ceilings, flooring, air conditioning, and ventilation systems. By factoring in the type of finish and extent of the damage on the furniture in your shop, our crew can effectively restore the surface from smoke damage.

Useful Actions During Smoke Residues Removal

  • Finding the residues
  • Categorizing the residue types
  • Identifying the surface affected by soot residues  
  • Removing and properly disposing of residues

Aspects to Consider When Cleaning Wood Surfaces

When cleaning wood surfaces, we consider the different finishes like shellac, varnish, paint, waxes, or lacquer, which affects furniture's resistance to smoke odors and particles. This might limit or expand the range of cleaning methods we use.  

Cleaning Methods Effective During the Restoration Process

  • Dry cleaning
  • Wet cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning

Our cleaning methods begin by removing as many dry soils from the surfaces as possible using a vacuum, feather dusters, dusting cloth, or a dry cleaning sponge. Unfinished wood surfaces easily absorb smoke residues and odors and are best cleaned using dry cleaning methods. If water-based products are used in such a case, they allow absorption of smoke residues deeper into the pores, thus causing staining. We might also use denatured alcohol if the sponge is not effective enough. SERVPRO technicians use a mild detergent to clean and apply oil-based furniture polish to restore the wood's natural oils for moderate levels of soot residues on wood furniture.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood provides commercial properties with efficient fire cleanup restoring pre-damaged conditions. Call us at (201) 266-0482. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Summer Weather Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Englewood Home

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Digits 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 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 homes 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 the 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.”

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

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Water On Floor 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 there is water damage in your New Milford property, 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 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.

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

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Smoke Detector Look no further, SERVPRO is the restoration company for you.

SERVPRO Technicians Give Homeowners Tips They Can Take After a Fire in Teaneck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our team always has your best interest and safety in mind. We aim to restore your home as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood (201) 266-0482 to help with fire restoration to your home.

What Tools Can Manage Saturated Materials in Your Teaneck Home?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Basement Water If your home is victim of water damage call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood.

Flooding Can Threaten Many Porous Materials and Contents Throughout Your House, and We Have Multiple Strategies to Address These Concerns. 

Saturation and absorption are two considerable threats to Teaneck homes and businesses. When storm losses create structural breaches in a building, it can allow for runoff and other water penetration to enter the property. Standing water is a substantial concern for structures, especially when the exposed materials are porous and sensitive to absorption. Trapped water is an obstacle our SERVPRO technicians must address during flood recovery.

Flood damage in your Teaneck home can occur at many levels of severity. The most pressing obstacles and concerns must get addressed as soon as possible by our responding technicians. We have useful tools and strategies for mitigation explicitly designed to reduce loss and overall costs for restoration. Water removal, extraction, and drying are strategies critical to protecting and preserving saturated materials, furniture, and contents.

What Type of Flooding Affected Your Property?

Among the first considerations that must be made when our technicians arrive at the damaged address is the type of flooding that affects the house. Many loss situations might appear the same, but they require different extraction and mitigation approaches to resolve because of their origin. Understanding the emergency is part of the job scoping process where our technicians assess the damage and determine the ideal procedures to restore and recover your house. The objective in these situations is efficiency, so we seek to find the appropriate blend of tools, technology, demolition, and repair. Some of the common types of flood damage that we encounter include:

  • Roof Breaches – Damage to the roof of your home can happen quickly during a severe storm event. High winds and torrential rainfall can test the limitations of shingles, joists, and underlayment materials. Penetration can rapidly worsen once vulnerabilities exist. 
  • Basement Flooding – Groundwater or natural flooding can often target the lowest levels of your property, as water assumes the paths of least resistance. Without adequate diversion equipment installed or cleared floor drains, flooding in the basement can become a considerable obstacle for restoration technicians. 
  • Natural Flooding/Flash Flooding – Flash flooding scenarios are the most unpredictable, as these events can force water into the house and spread quickly through this main level of the property. These situations also come with debris, silt, mud, and other potential contaminants to address.

Why Is Surface Water a Concern? 

Standing water can quickly become a significant threat to your property under the right conditions. Even without the possibilities of contamination and other risks of natural flooding, absorption and saturation of flooring and wall systems can be devastating to structural elements. Pooling on the surface can often indicate some degree of absorption to flooring materials, like carpets, wood flooring, and even tiles can be susceptible to water migration. Understanding the severity of these situations can encourage prompt extraction and removal of standing water. We have multiple tools to help in this regard, including:

  • Wet Vacuums
  • Electric Submersible Pump
  • Trash Pump
  • Truck-Mounted Extractor

Can Carpet Wands Protect Flooring?

Carpet is among the most sensitive flooring materials after a flood. We must assess the severity of absorption upon arrival so that we can protect carpets, padding, and subflooring materials. The recovery of these flooring materials is strictly contingent on the lack of contamination threats. If natural flooding has affected your home, the likelihood of contaminants present in the standing water makes the restoration of carpeted floors impossible. When exposure has happened, the only suitable solution remaining is controlled demolition. If migration has not reached the subflooring, our contractors can often remove the carpet and padding to prevent further exposure to other areas and allow drying to be more efficient.

In clean water flooding scenarios, carpet wands can be an effective strategy to remove trapped moisture from the carpet's fibers and the padding layer beneath it. Their ability to run off of wet vacuums makes them a versatile attachment in residential flood recovery.

What Are the Weighted Extraction Options? 

Weighted extraction is another method of removing water and moisture from carpeted floors, specifically when it is possible to preserve the padding. There are many tools in our inventory that fit this description, and we can often utilize these devices to protect large areas of carpeting flooring that can get restored and dried after flood exposure.

  • Ride-On Units 
  • Stationary Extractors 
  • Remote-Controlled Units 

Flooding can be a complicated situation in your home, but our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can help with capable equipment, competent technicians, and fast response. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (201) 266-0482.

What Are Strategies for Teaneck Kitchen Fire Restoration Issues?

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen Had Fire Don't let fire damage take over your home.

SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Remediation Uses Proven Practices to Cleanup Teaneck Houses 

Fire restoration in Teaneck frequently involves a cooking mishap or other kitchen ignition. Kitchen fire and smoke damage also deposit tenacious, toxic, and malodorous residues on surfaces throughout your home. The coatings are protein-based, representing the dehydrated remains of foodstuffs and oils. They transform into a rancid, ill-smelling yet transparent film requiring professional skills and products for removal. 

What Water and Fire Damage Restoration Interventions Address Kitchen Fire Challenges?

Although the residues are difficult to remove, Teaneck kitchen fire and smoke damage restoration and clean up are vital. Otherwise, building materials will suffer progressive deterioration, the corrosive action of the smoke, and sooty debris destroying the comfort, function, and integrity of your home. SERVPRO offers certified technicians with experience in both contaminated water removal and residue and odor removal in fire damaged homes:

  • Extraction of firefighting water and chemical extinguishing substances, including structural drying to avoid further water or mold damage
  • Evaluation of the kitchen fire smoke damage and soot and matching of the residues with appropriate cleaning products, additives, and tools for fire restoration
  • Implementation of residue removal strategies such as:
  • Use of oil-based solvents to emulsify the lacquer-like coating
  • Increased dwell time of the cleaning products to facilitate the breaking of the bond between surface and residue
  • Addition of abrasive materials to cleaning products to enhance the breakup of the soiling through agitation
  • Employment of rough-edged and surfaced tools (steel wool, scrapers, stiff-bristled brushes) to loosen residues
  • Pack out of affected household contents to SERVPRO’s production facility to access resources like immersion tanks and ultrasonic technology to aid residue removal on intricately detailed, non-porous items 

Research-based interventions support SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood during fire damage restoration. Call (201) 266-0482 as soon as practical for prompt assessment and creation of a house fire clean up plan.

Why it is Vital to Work With Mold Removal Companies in Teaneck

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall of a room Mold damage can quite often take you by surprise. React quickly with a call to our certified SERVPRO technicians. We are standing by 24/7 for you.

Mold Removal Companies in Teaneck Like SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Efficiently

The buildings that have unaddressed moisture problems often develop mold issues. These spores usually grow in spaces that lack adequate airflow and sunlight, like on walls, behind non-porous wallpaper, on ceilings, and along the windowsills. A home’s wooden materials, drywall, and damp carpeting offer adequate sustenance to mold clusters. If you notice mold growing in your home, you should call remediation experts right away.

As one of the premier mold removal companies in Teaneck, SERVPRO can remediate mold safely and efficiently. We have the equipment and expertise to complete the job. Our mold remediation process may include the following steps:

  • Mold inspection and assessment
  • Mold containment
  • Removal of mold-infested materials
  • Cleaning contents
  • Odor removal

Our SERVPRO technicians can use a digital moisture probe to detect moisture in the moldy area. This probe detects moisture in a space and assists restorers in determining the perimeter of a water intrusion.

Our crew can spray biocides into the moldy area to remediate the mold. Biocides are EPA-approved liquids that kill mold spores. Our SERVPRO team can also remove porous items that mold has damaged, such as carpets, drywall, clothing, and furniture. We tightly bag the items we have removed from the remediation area and dispose of them in compliance with local laws and regulations. 

Mold may cause a musty, strong smell in your home. Our SERVPRO team has specialty equipment meant to remove odors and the contaminants that cause them. For instance, we can use a negative air machine to deal with the smells. This is an air filtration tool that pulls contaminated air from ruined surfaces through several filters. After that, it discharges the air that is freshly filtered into the inside or outside of a home. Essentially, a negative air machine is a HEPA air scrubber set to create negative air pressure within a contained area.

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood for professional mold remediation solutions at (201) 266-0482. We can make the mold damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

How Can Property Owners Perform Commercial Water Removal in Englewood?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking through ceiling tiles When water damage affects your business, quick action is necessary. Contact our certified team for expert technicians and efficient equipment for you.

They Should Hire SERVPRO to Assist Them With Commercial Water Repair in Englewood

Water and moisture damage is among the most significant causes of damage in commercial properties like warehouses. It can affect the structural integrity of the building, ruin inventory and cause mold infestation. After a water intrusion incident, SERVPRO can assist you in performing the required repairs.

We are skilled in performing commercial water removal in affected Englewood warehouses. We can prevent secondary water damage with modern equipment and effective water removal and drying techniques. Our restoration process may involve the following steps:

  • Removing standing water
  • Professional cleaning
  • Drying the affected building materials
  • Deodorization

Water removal

Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can use truck-mounted or portable pumps to remove the stagnant water. We mostly use centrifugal pumps to remove water. Centrifugal pumps convert rational energy in the form of a motor to move fluids. After extracting the water, we can use non-penetrating moisture meters to check for remaining moisture. These meters detect moisture using capacitance, conductivity, or radiofrequency emissions. They do not penetrate the materials we are testing and cause no surface damage. Non-penetrating moisture meters are useful for locating high moisture in materials like plaster and drywall, where it is essential to reduce damage.


Existing moisture in your warehouse can affect inventory, and building materials. Our SERVPRO team can use air moving equipment to drive air into the affected area to expedite the drying process.

Professional cleaning

We can use antimicrobial products to clean your property to kill microbes.


After water damage, your warehouse may have a musty odor. Our SERVPRO team can use ULV misters to suppress the sources of unpleasant smells. ULV misters atomize liquid deodorizing agents, mainly water-based agents, to produce a fine mist. The misters generate deodorant particles of about 20 to 60 microns in size, meaning that they are small enough to penetrate many areas where odor-causing residues accumulate.

If you need assistance with handling commercial water damage, contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Who is Available for Water Damage Repairs in Teaneck During the Winter?

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

icicles hanging off of the gutters and pipes of a house Dealing with frozen pipes and resulting water damage will most often catch you off guard. Contact our SERVPRO team for a custom plan for you.

SERVPRO Can Offer Water Removal Services in Teaneck Year Round

When most people think of storm-related water damage issues, they think of the brutal thunderstorms and potential flooding in the spring and summer months. However, just because the flooding season has ended does not mean Mother Nature will not throw other curveballs that could cause you property damage. When the weather gets cold and the snow starts to fly, there are different weather issues that you need to be aware of.

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Teaneck are probably the two most common sources of water damage during the fall and winter months. When it gets cold enough for pipes to freeze, they could break and cause moisture to leak. Ice dams can form on your roof and force water to pour in from your ceiling. 

Any time H2O enters your dwelling from the outdoors, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. Our highly trained team is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program. We can provide fast, 24/7 service and conduct the following operations using the industry's most advanced technology:

  • Water Extraction Services
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Water Damage Debris Removal
  • Black Mold Inspections

If your house has had problems with your pipes freezing and breaking in the past, it is a good idea to cover your water lines with foam insulation. Wrapping your pipes with UL-endorsed heat tape is also an excellent way to keep the water running through them warm. Other permanent fixes like thermal convection-powered hot water recirculation valves or a Redy Temp system can also prove to be useful.

One way to prevent ice dams from forming is to lay heated cables in a zigzag pattern on the part of your roof that hangs past your walls. Laying weather-proof sheeting underneath your shingles that extends past the edge could also help prevent ice dams.

If you ever notice a water leak in the wintertime, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

Advantages of Prompt Containment After a Fire in a Teaneck Warehouse

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

crew posing at service van With skilled FSRT fire techs, SERVPRO arrives with vehicles stocked with advanced equipment to restore fire damaged commercial structures in Teaneck

Our fast response to fire emergencies ensures that appropriate mitigation solutions begin for Teaneck businesses.

Fires can be destructive and overwhelming for area businesses, even in large facilities like a warehouse. With fast mitigation and containment solutions, we can limit the amount of tear-out and reconstruction needed. Containment has several direct benefits.

Allows Work to Continue When Possible

Any level of fire damage restoration in Teaneck can be somewhat intrusive and disruptive to your daily routine. Our objective is to limit the impact we have on your operations as much as possible, and this can be easier through the implementation of containment barriers. Preventing the growth of the loss area allows the business to function in a limited capacity in many cases rather than shutting down.

Creates a Manageable Space for Cleaning

Cleaning up after a fire is a critical step in getting your business back up and running at its full capacity. Containment protocols prevent cross-contamination of adjacent spaces, allowing a faster regulation and restoration of heavily impacted areas of the structure. Physical barriers allow our professionals to manage airflow, moisture, airborne particles, and odors.

Prevents the Spread of Post-Fire Effects

Yet another advantage to containing the damaged space with barriers is preventing the spread of loss effects throughout the warehouse. Limiting the workspace to the ignition point and the immediate vicinity allows greater management of widespread conditions like odors and soot. With barriers in place, we can implement deodorization tools to help, such as:

  • ULV Foggers
  • Ozone Generators
  • Hydroxyl Machines
  • HEPA 500 Scrubbers

As you can see, containment is a vital service our professionals provide after fire damage. When commercial properties become exposed to smoke and soot particles, we must keep these loss effects to the specific damaged areas so restoration can be more efficient. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team is available 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.

Large Loss Equipment for Damaged Teaneck Office Buildings

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

servpro vehicle parked at teaneck building SERVPRO can educate our Teaneck customers on the equipment we deploy for water damage cleanup and restoration

Commercial-grade equipment in our inventory provides efficient recovery solutions for Teaneck businesses.

Large loss events from water damage can impact hundreds of people working and using local office buildings. Our experienced team has several effective tools and machines to overcome pressing threats to the structure and prevent greater harm. We have a few set priorities beginning as soon as we arrive.

Establishing Temporary Power

Establishing effective and reliable power is a priority of water restoration companies in Teaneck office buildings after water and flood damage. Widespread damage can leave the property without suitable electricity for restoration, so our SERVPRO team arrives with a trailered generator to run spider boxes of portable power in the building.

Water Removal Services

Removing any standing water must also be a concern for office buildings after widespread exposure. We use the most efficient tools in our inventory to move hundreds of gallons of water a minute. These forceful units can quickly manage pooling in the building. Some options include:

  • Truck-Mount Pumps
  • Gas-Powered Trash Pump Units
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Squeegee Wands

Evaporation by Commercial Drying Specialists

Evaporative drying is critical to protect an office building from the degradation and deterioration resulting from prolonged water exposure. We have hundreds of high-velocity air movers of varying sizes and shapes to meet the surface evaporation needs of massive facilities but also trailered desiccant dehumidifiers to grab moisture out of several rooms of a building simultaneously.

There are several tools and equipment that are exclusively designed for large loss events that impact the area. As the trusted name in water damage restoration, we are ready for disasters of all sizes, both with our experienced team of professionals and with the trailered and commercial-grade devices needed to make losses “Like it never even happened.” Call our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team today at (201) 266-0482.

What Materials Are Targeted by Water Damage Mitigation in Englewood Homes?

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

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Our initial restoration actions help protect standard building materials in Englewood properties.

We are leading water restoration professionals in our area, so it is no surprise that we have several types of water mitigation services available depending on the damage to your house. Our SERVPRO team mobilizes fast when disasters strike to prevent irreparable harm to your property.

Drywall and Wall Systems

Wall systems are often targets of water mitigation in Englewood homes because sensitive surfaces are quick to absorb moisture. The migration of water through the individual components of a wall system can also be destructive. Our extraction and drying tools can work to protect the materials in these assemblies, such as:

Ceiling Systems and Supports

Between leaks and moisture migration from one floor to the next, ceiling systems can often be heavily damaged by water exposure. We can offer controlled demolition to access these cavities and direct air movers and other drying equipment to target these moist areas specifically. We can also allow for the drainage of trapped water to prevent the collapse of structural elements.

Carpets and Hardwood Flooring

Multiple types of flooring can be affected by water damage, so this is a priority of our professionals to respond to the damage when we arrive. Pooling along the flooring can ultimately allow for absorption into materials like carpets or hardwood. While the finish on hardwood flooring allows for a temporary barrier for water penetration, this does not last long. We must work quickly to remove standing water before greater harm occurs.

Mitigating water damage often means prioritizing areas of the house likely to become affected by migrating moisture and standing water. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team has several effective emergency services to implement as soon as we arrive to protect and preserve exposed elements, contents, and the whole of the property. We are available 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.

How Soon Can I Have Someone Clean Up After Storm Flooding?

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Arrives at Your Teaneck Home Fast to Start Flood Damage Restoration Measures

When a storm comes and goes, flood damage is something that should be addressed sooner than later. It can be tricky to navigate the cleanup on your own with the tools you have in the home. This is why calling in the help of trained technicians is the best way to get quality results. SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can be at your home in as little as four hours after you call us, which makes it easier to lessen the onset of secondary damage to your Teaneck home.

What Types of Tools Do You Use for Flood Restoration?

Once we receive a call for flood damage in Teaneck, we deploy our Green Fleet loaded with advanced equipment and tools for efficient water removal and drying. Just a sampling of the tools that we bring to each flood damage project includes:

  • Water Removal Tools – We carry a range of tools for water extraction, including submersible pumps, truck-mount extraction tools, light-wand extractors, rovers, and much more. The tools are chosen depending on the water damage type, amount of water, and the materials within the flood zone.
  • High-Speed Air Mover Tools – Our IICRC-certified technicians use a unique formula to determine whether industrial fans or professional-grade centrifugal air movers are needed. This also tells us how many pieces of equipment must be placed in the zone to reach the highest levels of drying efficiency.
  • Dehumidification Equipment – We have a variety of industrial-grade dehumidifiers at our disposal to help us regulate the moisture and relative humidity in the air. These dehumidification tools play an elemental role in preventing the onset of bacteria and mold, as well as secondary damage to your building materials.

If a storm brought flood damage to your home, count on our skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood to get the job done. To have a crew deployed to your property as soon as possible, call (201) 266-0482.

What Do Business Owners Do After a Fire in Teaneck?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Most Teaneck Businesses Rely on a Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Service to Ensure That Emergencies are Dealt with Efficiently

Can my Business Clean Fire Marks Without Professional Assistance?

The impact of commercial fire damage on your Teaneck premises can vary greatly depending on the type of materials that burn. It is essential that you use professional fire technicians to ensure that the business is safe and that any damages are quickly rectified. Sometimes, the water used in the firefighting procedure can work against your business, causing further harm by bonding soots to walls, ceilings, and surfaces, not to mention increasing the likelihood of mold growth. You may be able to assist with the restoration by performing mitigation tasks while you wait for a technician to arrive. SERVPRO technicians guarantee to arrive at your business premises within four hours of notification of damage to ensure that damages do not become permanent.

How Do I Remove Soot or Smoke Residues from My Business?

When materials burn, they release hot smoke, which travels upward, affecting walls and ceilings. You can perform mitigation tasks by lightly vacuuming patches of smoke. However, we recommend leaving any wall residue for commercial fire damage restoration services as these areas can cause permanent harm to your Teaneck business. While it is understandable to want to re-open your business as quickly as possible and take a proactive approach to restore it, introducing water or other solvents to smoke residues can have the opposite of the intended effect- spreading damage around and increasing the time of restoration. SERVPRO crew chiefs can inform you of areas that are at lower risk of further damage during the inspection phase of restoration.

What Can I Do to Lessen Damages After a Fire in My Business?

Cover any upholstery or soft furnishings with dry, colorfast towels. Limit movement of your staff in the affected area to prevent foot traffic from spreading damage. Ensure you and your team regularly clean and wash their hands after entering the area to avoid marking on walls or surfaces

For a speedy recovery from a business fire, contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

What are the Steps to Cleaning Up Fire Damage From a Furnace Malfunction in Teaneck Homes?

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Have Both Training and Experience for Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration in Teaneck Properties

Fire damage in Teaneck properties does not just happen from flames. Smoke damage from a puff back incident can blow smelly soot throughout a home and cover all the surfaces in each room.

SERVPRO technicians know that a puff back causing fire damage in a Teaneck home can be as stressful to see the aftermath of as a house fire. The soot blows with force through every vent in the house and leaves behind a huge amount of smoke damage. A typical puff back occurring in a bedroom would coat the nightstands, floors, walls, and ceilings with soot. It would also affect the bedding, rugs, and window treatments. The room will need a top to bottom deep cleaning. Common cleanup tactics for this type of damage include: 

  • Removal of visible soot
  • Using Esporta Washing System for washable fabrics
  • Immersion cleaning for non-porous articles
  • Restoration of furnishings affected by soot
  • Cleaning of the ductwork in the home

A puff back happens when an oil or gas furnace or fireplace backfires. There are two basic types of puff backs; the first type happens in one action and blows smoke and debris throughout the ductwork, landing in any home area with a vent. Another kind of puff back is not rapid and slowly leaks soot into the home. An annual inspection is the best way to avoid this scenario, but sudden malfunctions may still occur.

One thing a puff back is not is a DIY cleanup project. According to the class, this type of smoke damage may leave sticky residues or light coatings of soot, and the smoke damage needs to be cleaned in specific ways. Wetting down soot can drive it more deeply within or mar a surface. SERVPRO technicians have the knowledge and experience to test the residues and the surface to choose the correct cleaning agent and method for the best outcome.

Puff back residue often appears to be spider-like webs in corners and ceiling areas of a home. The electric charges produce this effect. Do not be fooled into thinking that this is an easy cleanup.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 is available 24/7 for fire damage restoration services in Teaneck properties.

Disposing of Items Ruined by Flood Damage In New Milford

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood's Fool-Proof Formula For Restoring Your Flood-Damaged Appliances In Your New Milford Home. SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Home After a Flooding Situation

After any disaster, part of the restoration process involves removing those items that suffered the most and cannot be repaired cost-effectively. While the technicians can save as many materials and belongings as possible, some things become saturated during flooding events.

When a New Milford house sustains flooding, certain things become saturated and retain moisture, permitting microbial activity to grow unchecked. These things include part of the house's structure and 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 the repair even more costly, if even possible. Because of these difficulties, technicians dispose of these appliances, also. Any food left in a refrigerator or freezer after a flood poses 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 water 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 any of your belongings that sustained saturation, and whenever possible, we choose that option. We want to assure our customers that we keep both their financial costs in mind.

Will a Flood Destroy Appliances in a 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 an emergency flood cleanup company 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.

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

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood mitigates flood damage. 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.

Erasing the Impact of Fire Damage in Englewood

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Hiring SERVPRO Gets You the Fire Damage Restoration You Need for Your Englewood Business

Fire impact on your Englewood business can be devastating, and it often leaves an owner not knowing where to begin. SERVPRO is available 24/7 so that we can come out to your building to provide emergency restoration when you need it. Our services make it so that you can get your building back into a preloss condition faster than DIY cleanup methods alone. With the professional techniques and latest advancements in the fire restoration world, we can erase all traces of the fire throughout your property.

What Should I Do Right After the Fire?

Once the fire is extinguished and deemed safe to enter, you should call our team right away. A crew is deployed, and upon arrival, we can start the assessment and plan for restoring your fire damage in Englewood. We have a range of cleaning techniques and restoration equipment available that allows us to salvage as much of your interior as possible. 

Do I Have to Worry About the Air Quality in My Building After a Fire?

There can be a lot of soot and smoke particles left after a fire. You also need to be concerned about remaining moisture from the fire being extinguished, as lingering water brings about the potential for possibly harmful mold and mildew growth. Our skilled technicians select the best equipment and filtration tools to clean and restore the air quality within your building. Not only does this help to ensure the air is breathable, but it reduces the potential threat of tough smoke odors and microbial contamination.

  • Air Scrubbers – These machines help to reduce the number of particulates and debris from the environment. They also cut back on the threat from certain microorganisms known for colonizing when conditions are moist. The machines work similarly to our Hydroxyl machinery, pulling in the contaminated air, trapping the airborne debris, and putting out cleaner air.
  • Hydroxyl Generators – These generators are dual-acting, meaning that they deodorize the interior of your building while also filtering and purifying the air. This equipment features a HEPA-filtration system where the air goes into the machine, and the filter traps all particles, debris, and microbes. 

How Do You Address Soot Stains?

During a fire, the heat from the fire brings about charring to various surface areas. Standard restoration, replacement, or resurfacing is usually the best option. Because this is often time-consuming and costly, our skilled SERVPRO technicians use various techniques and advanced equipment to address the tough soot and smoke residue. With soda blasting, pressurized air puts out sodium bicarbonate at a high rate of speed to strip away the smoke residue and charring. Since sodium bicarbonate also acts as a deodorizer, it helps to remove odors from damaged materials being treated. 

Smoke and soot particles settle very quickly on ceilings, walls, and other flat surfaces throughout your office after a fire. Trying to clean with DIY methods is time-consuming and often unproductive. Our technicians may use vacuum cleaners and pressure washers to help remove residue faster in your Englewood building. We also have HEPA filters in our industrial strength vacuums that help pull out loosened soot particles without worrying that they get redistributed into the air. 

Can Smoke Odors be Completely Eliminated?

We have perfected the process of removing smoke odors from your interior after a fire. Each step helps break down harsh residue and locate all areas where odorous particles may have lingered. 

  • When necessary, we remove belongings and furniture from your building to be deodorized elsewhere. This also helps prevent the transfer of smoke residue to other parts of the building that are unaffected.
  • Our technicians carefully clean all surfaces covered in residue, making sure to leave no area untreated. We have an extensive selection of EPA-approved cleaning agents to remove residue from burned materials, including wood, plastic, and building materials such as drywall.
  • More pungent odors call for recreation of the situation that caused odor penetration to various surfaces. Deodorant agents are heated with our fogging machinery, generating a chemical agent cloud that helps to penetrate deeply to reach the odors. 
  • Exposed surfaces can also be sealed if a fire burned a significant portion of the building and created a great deal of smoke residue. This is done by using a special primer coat on the walls before using a final color and sealing the ductwork throughout the HVAC system.

Working with skilled technicians is the best way to go when it comes to the fallout from fire damage in your business. You can call SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood 24/7 at (201) 266-0482, and we can send out a team quickly to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Hiring Professional Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO in Teaneck Can Save You Time and Money

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

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How Do Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Dry Your Teaneck Home?  

One of the biggest challenges for water restoration companies in Teaneck is to dry your damaged property as quickly as possible. Once SERVPRO techs are at your property, they inspect it for the extent and scope of water damage. After the inspection, a restoration plan is drawn to ensure prompt drying to prevent any secondary damages. 

SERVPRO is one of the few water restoration companies in Teaneck with IICRC certified technicians that are experienced and trained to tackle any size disaster. Our technicians understand that the most efficient way to dry wet areas is to establish drying zones within the affected building. SERVPRO  techs control the humidity, temperature, and airflow within the drying area to accelerate the evaporation of trapped moisture. Restorers create a drying zone by closing doors or erecting 6- mil plastic sheeting. The size of the containment area depends on the extent of the water damage.    

Why do SERVPRO Techs Spend Time Positioning Drying Equipment During Water Cleanup of Your Teaneck Home? 

It is not enough to have state-of-the-art equipment if proper care is not used to install them on your water-damaged Teaneck property. The SERVPRO techs must use the right type of equipment in the right places to speed up the drying process. 

Once we analyze the premises to be dried, the technicians calculate the number of equipment such as air movers that are needed. It is also crucial to decide where the equipment should be placed to get the best possible results. 

For example, SERVPRO techs place the air movers so that they blow air onto the wet surfaces. When drying multiple walls, the restorers keep the air movers to create a vortex of circular airflow.    

Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 with any restoration questions.

Combating Odors After Flood Damage to Your Teaneck Home

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Eliminate Odors after Flood Damage

Flooding due to heavy rains, storms or other natural disasters can have a long-lasting impact on your property. The odors that linger on long after flood water is removed can be difficult to get rid of from your Teaneck home. If you want your house to smell like home again, you need professional help.

SERVPRO technicians utilize some of the best deodorizing equipment and techniques that eliminate even the most difficult to remove odors from your Teaneck property. We use multiple methods that ensure complete and efficient odor elimination after flood damage. Here are some of the techniques that we use for odor elimination after flood damage.

Direct Spraying

In this method, small hand or powered sprayers are used to spray strong deodorants over the affected area. During flood damage, this technique is also used to apply disinfectants as well.

Wet Fogging

Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) foggers are used to dispense water-based or solvent-based deodorants. SERVPRO uses some of the best wet foggers on the market. These foggers are designed to administer the deodorizing compounds in minute particles that penetrate deep within the pores where the odor-causing particles hide.

Thermal Fogging

Although thermal fogging is mostly used to combat smoke odors, it is sometimes used to eliminate odors due to flooding as well. Solvent-based deodorizers are vaporized by the application of heat during thermal fogging. This method breaks down the deodorant into minute particles that penetrate deep into the pores and eliminate even the strongest odors.

Venting Box Fans

Ventilation is a big part of odor elimination. SERVPRO technicians use box fans to ventilate before and after deodorizing. These high-velocity fans can ventilate large areas quickly. Efficient ventilation can also reduce the waiting period for occupancy after deodorizing treatments.

Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers eliminate air-borne odor-causing particles. The scrubber draws in dirty air through a series of filters and traps the odor particles. Air scrubbers use HEPA filtration technology that can eliminate particles that are as small as 0.3 microns with an efficiency of 99.97%.

Call SERVPRO at Teaneck / Englewood today at (201) 266-0482 to talk to our odor elimination experts. Our skilled and certified technicians can help you eliminate even the most stubborn odors after flood damage in no time.

Water Damage from a Leaking Skylight in Your Teaneck Home

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Receive Training and Have Years of Experience Drying out Homes After Water Damage

Having a skylight in your Teaneck home is a great way to allow natural sunlight in almost any room. However, if it is installed improperly or is not maintained, the skylight can develop leaks. A leak like this can cause numerous problems for you as the homeowner, including severe damage to your property. Leaking skylights need to be repaired as soon as possible to minimize the damage and stop the leak from spreading.

Leaking Skylight From Storms

If you have discovered any leaking coming from the skylight in your home, getting it fixed and any water damage in Teaneck repaired, it is essential to act upon it quickly. Water damage can promptly create other problems such as mold growth, plus the leak can keep spreading. Our SERVPRO staff can help you anytime you need. We are professionally trained to handle all kinds of water damage situations in a timely fashion.

Airflow is one of the essential tools that we use. Drying your home requires that we use the right techniques for using airflow. If we place the air mover, so it blows directly into a wall, air not only bounces back but it forces moisture into the wall, which is not good. On the other hand, if the air mover is angled at forty-five degrees, the air bounces off the wall, and the moisture is replaced with drier air after it is carried away.

SERVPRO techs use a clockwise pattern to position the air movers, facing the inlet at the wall and with the nose touching the wall. We ensure all of the walls affected are in the air stream. To do this, we might place additional air movers in closets, offsets, and windows. Every time we monitor the equipment, we move the machines to the left or right in a circular pattern, so the structure dries evenly.

We also need to dry the ceiling. Airflow has to be directed across the wet ceiling to evaporate the moisture. Directing the airflow over the area circulates the warm air which has risen to the ceiling. With drop ceilings, we open a few panels on each end and direct the airflow into the open areas.

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood takes the time to ensure your home in Tenafly, New Milford, or Teaneck is thoroughly dry after a water damage disaster. When you contact us at (201) 266-0482, you can be sure that your home is in good hands.

How Can Trapped Water Get Removed from Hardwood in Teaneck Homes?

8/29/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water on the wood floor When hardwood flooring gets wet, water removal and drying services are critical. Contact SERVPRO for more information and services.

Clearing moisture from wood flooring is vital for restoring Teaneck properties. 

Wood flooring and accents are particularly susceptible and sensitive to water absorption, making it vital to clean surface water concerns as soon as possible. From ceiling leaks to flooding, hardwood elements are at risk until extraction and drying begin for the property. Evaluating the presence of moisture and damp pockets against or already absorbed into these elements is an important aspect of pre-job scoping.

The Sensitivity of Hardwood to Absorption

Water removal for Teaneck homes, especially on hardwood surfaces and floors, should begin as soon as possible. A combination of extraction devices can help to eliminate pooling before excessive absorption. Cellulose in wood planks can aid in faster absorption rates, but drying these materials is still possible if the moisture has yet to chemically bond with the wood molecules. More than just hardwood flooring can be impacted by moisture damage, as well, including:

  • Wood framing, including crawl space joists
  • Shelves
  • Vanities
  • Furniture
  • Cabinetry

Potential Obstacles in the Drying Process

While the extraction process might involve a range of tools from wands and wet vacuums to truck-mount extractors, drying is typically grounded with the same base machines and devices. Air movers can help overcome obstacles like vapor barriers and cool air pockets forming above drying materials that hinder recovery speed. Moisture monitoring with surface meters tracks the pace of water removal from wood planks and materials to prevent over-drying and subsequent harm.

Protecting flooring and installed elements in the property begins with effective surface mitigation solutions to remove standing water. We have efficient options for pulling free water trapped in the material as well before irreparable harm occurs. Count on our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team for a fast response to help at (201) 266-0482.

Common Causes of Fire Damage in Englewood Properties

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen fire Fire damage of any kind is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified and trained staff are ready 24/7 365 days a year!

SERVPRO Takes Fire Damage Seriously

In many homes, people often take shortcuts to help them improve how their home feels and looks. While these shortcuts may increase functionality to a small degree, they can sometimes backfire by creating fire hazards. Many fires also start in a very localized area but quickly spread. Eliminating these causes is something that you can do as a fire prevention measure. 

Homes and businesses in Englewood that suffer from fire damage can be quickly repaired by dedicated and highly trained technicians from SERVPRO. We have IICRC training and certification. This is nationally recognized and provides the training needed to respond to any size disaster, large or small. If your home or real estate property is damaged by fire, you can trust us to make it "Like it never even happened."

Preventable Electrical Fires can Cause Fire Damage 

Most electrical fires are preventable. Replacing frayed, cut, or otherwise damaged cords on appliances is one way to do this. Replacing the item can also be one way, although more expensive in most situations, to prevent the risk of fire from becoming a reality. 

While placing an extension cord under a thick rug to protect it from damage may seem like a good idea, it can create a way for the cord to overheat. Cords can also be damaged if a wheeled chair or another item is rolled over the rug. This can create direct contact with electricity and the floor or rug itself. A common result is a fire. Extension cords are not designed to be used long-term or for heavy appliances like refrigerators or electric stoves. Television sets and computers should only be plugged into the wall outlet directly for long-term use. 

Lighting Your Home Shouldn't be a Fire Hazard 

Keeping your home well-lit can keep most accidents to a minimum, simply because you are more aware of your surroundings if you can see well. A possible source of fires in the home can develop when colored fabric pieces or scarves are used to tint the light from a given lamp. Light bulbs can become extremely hot very quickly, and this heat can ignite many fabrics, which can spread rapidly throughout a room. 

Oils placed in rings to scent a room should be only used when you are in the same room. Oil is very flammable and should be used only with great care. These should never be used in a child's room. Children are curious and can quickly start a fire if they play with the ring and the oil. 

The watts on the light bulb are also necessary to consider when buying bulbs for lamps and light fixtures. Using one that is much stronger than what is recommended for a fixture can quickly lead to fire damage. 

Fire Damage Prevention and Your Space Heater 

Space heaters that are used in the home need to be placed safe distances away from everything. These can quickly become so hot that anything that contacts the heater's coils or another type of heating element can ignite. If children are allowed to play in an area with a space heater, supervision must be vigilant to ensure that no papers or crayons, small toys, clothing such as laces, or ties end up near the heating element. 

Pets can also create a higher risk of fire when space heaters are used. Pets may knock a space heater over, causing a fire if the unit is older or the auto-shut-off component fails. Older pets may also try to snuggle close to the heater, creating a physical risk to themselves, as well.  

Fires Create Damage that Requires Skilled Clean-Up and Repairs 

If you've had a small fire in your home, we want you to know we can help you with repairs and cleaning up the aftermath. Another way we assist those who have had fire damage is to provide inventory assistance so that your insurance carrier can approve your claim for damages more quickly. 

IICRC Training Prepares Us for Both Large and Small Fire Damage Repairs of All Types 

Fire damage may seem insurmountable, but when you use a professional company that has experienced technicians on call 24/7 to provide expert services when you need us, that fire damage can soon be a distant memory. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 to make your fire damaged home, and furnishings made like new again.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Fire in Teaneck

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can resolve your Commercial Fire Damage in Teaneck

Getting hit with a commercial fire is one of the business owner's worst nightmares in Teaneck. In addition to causing financial challenges, hardships, and damage to the property's structure, fires can leave the by-product of water damage that leads to the presence of unwanted mold. To ensure that your commercial property can be restored to its original safe and sanitary condition promptly, it's important to call SERVPRO. To get a clear, concise understanding of how to quickly address and resolve your fire damage issues, refer to the following outline:

Call Your Insurer

Your initial call after your property has suffered extensive fire damage is to your insurance agent. The insurer should be effective and expedient in helping you locate temporary accommodations where you can conduct business while your property is renovated and restored if this is appropriate. The insurer should also be able to assist you with the process of finding a professional fire damage restoration company. SERVPRO works with over 300 insurance companies, agencies, and property management corporations. In some cases, your insurance provider can request that you create an inventory of all the personal belongings, capital improvements, electronics, furnishings, and documents on the property, as well as their value. SERVPRO can generate a comprehensive inventory for salvageable, non-salvageable, and questionable content to assist you. This is our helpful Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) form.  Final decisions, replacement or clean and repair of contents, are always between you and your insurance company. 

The Assessment of Water and Fire Damages

Although each aspect of the fire damage restoration process is important, the initial assessment plays an integral role in the whole procedure. During the assessment, specialists perform several tests to determine the time frame and costs necessary to restore your property. This forms the basis to implement the actual fire damage restoration steps. Standing water, the result of the firefighting efforts, must first be extracted. Our skilled technicians clean up debris and remove it for storage or discarding. The drying step utilizes dehumidifiers and air movers to draw moisture and humidity from the business. Soot cleaning and smoke and odor elimination continue the restoration process. SERVPRO possesses state-of-the-art equipment such as ozone machines, foggers, and mold remediation chemicals to bring the fire damage restoration to completion. 

The SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood IICRC-certified crew offers you the precise, proficient services you need to get you back in business after fire damage. Call us at (201) 266-0482.

How Does Textile Cleaning Vary for Fire-Damaged Teaneck Homes?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged room SERVPRO trained technicians will have your home back to preloss condition from any size fire. Fire damage restoration is a specialty of ours!

Our fire restoration professionals can help Teaneck homes look normal again after a disaster.

There is no universal approach to cleaning building materials and contents after a fire. With multiple compositions and placements of these items throughout the damaged structure, dozens of products and techniques are required to provide the SERVPRO level of cleanliness after a disaster.

Cleaning Dry Smoke Damages from Materials 

Dry smoke is on the easier side of fire damage restoration for Teaneck homes, as much of this can be resolved with a combination of chemical sponges and light wet cleaning.

Wet Cleaning Strategies for Soils

We have multiple solvents and detergents designed exclusively to remove stubborn soot soils through dissolving and emulsification. These chemical processes deteriorate thick residues so they can be wiped away rather than continuing to mar, stain, and ruin finished surfaces.

Removing Soot from Non-Porous Contents 

Hard surfaces like ceramics can become damaged by soot and smoke particles as well. We have an ultrasonic cleaning tank to fully submerge these items and clear this soil and debris. Other impactful services we provide at our nearby SERVPRO facility include:

  • Deodorization
  • Surface cleaning
  • Drying
  • Storage

Cleaning is one of the necessary restoration actions for all fire-damaged homes and businesses. With so many needed types of cleaning after a fire loss, our experienced SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can help. Call us today at (201) 266-0482.

Teaneck Water Damage 101

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse fully loaded. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians that are ready at a moment's notice. Call now, for the water mitigation services needed for your home.

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration 

Whether your property is subject to Teaneck water damage due to a natural disaster or sewage issue, resolving the issue immediately is immensely valuable. Unfortunately, many homeowners and commercial property owners don't know what to do or call when their residential property is affected by water damage. To get a basic understanding of how to effectively grapple with water damage, review the short outline provided below:

What Is Water Damage?

Teaneck water damage is a form of damage that results from natural disasters such as fires, floods, and tornadoes. When these events occur, it is often necessary to put out a fire as quickly as possible. The water left behind from the fire extinguishing process is the excess matter that constitutes water damage. Teaneck water damage can also occur when a pipe bursts or a sewage issue strikes a community.

Why You Need To Call The Professionals

Once homeowners and business owners realize that their property has been subjected to water damage, they can attempt to complete a DIY project. Water damage is a severe and complex matter that requires professional remediation. Here are several reasons that calling the experts for help is essential:

Water Damage Restoration Equipment

One of the reasons that calling a professional water damage remediation company is important pertains to equipment. Remediation company specialists have access to specialized equipment that is specifically designed to remove excess water. From dehumidifiers to air movers, professionals have the equipment necessary to complete the drying process with expedience and excellence.

Knowledge And Experience in Water Damage Removal

In addition to possessing the equipment necessary to complete the water damage restoration process, industry professionals possess the knowledge. Often, homeowners try to identify signs of water damage but have difficulty doing so. In many cases, something simple like water spots under the kitchen counter may seem like a non-issue. However, these spots could be signs of a deeper problem. Over many years, water remediation specialists, certified by the IICRC, develop the knowledge and experience necessary to identify quickly and eliminate the source of water damage.

Call SERVPRO Immediately 

If your commercial or residential property has been affected by water damage, there's only one company to call: SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. Our tenacious technicians have undergone extensive training and specialize in expediting and optimizing the drying component of the restoration process. Our commitment to offering fast, friendly service has made us an industry leader, and we're ready to help you right now. Call us immediately at (201) 266-0482.

Flash floods in Englewood: These fast-moving natural disasters can cost you big.

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damaged home When a storm or flood destroys your home, SERVPRO is the team to call. We specialize in storm damage restoration.

Why SERVPRO When Flash Floods Cause Water Damage

Flash floods are the leading cause of weather-related deaths in America. They are the most commonly occurring natural disaster and tend to leave the most costly damages in their wake.

What Causes Flash Floods?

Flash floods come rapidly, with almost no warning. They can develop even when there's no sign of rain. Flash flooding in Englewood occurs when:

  • An excessive rain comes within minutes of the start of the precipitation or six hours afterward.
  • A slow-moving rain endures for an extended period.
  • A levee or dam is breached.
  • Ice jams break up, releasing a large volume of water.
  • Melting snow or rainfall surpasses the capacity of underground drainage systems.
  • After a wildfire, when the ground cannot absorb as much moisture.
  • Areas become paved, boosting runoff and decreasing rainfall absorption. 

What Areas Are at Risk of Flood Damage?

  • Properties in low-lying areas
  • Locations near water
  • Places behind levees or downstream from dams
  • Near Canyons
  • Areas that appear safe can be at risk for flash floods, like dry stream beds, gullies, and ditches. 

Watch or Warning – What's the Difference?

  • Watch: Someone is warning you of the possibility of a flood when none has been seen in the area yet.
  • Warning: This means a flood is occurring or will occur within the next hour. 

If an Englewood flood is Likely in Your Area

Aside from the roaring wall of water, flash floods bring rocks and other debris to the areas they devastate. If you're faced with an Englewood flash flood:

  • Evacuate to higher ground immediately.
  • If time permits, shut off utilities and unplug appliances. Don't touch electrical wires or equipment if you are wet.
  • Never walk through moving water.
  • Never drive through a flooded area; most vehicles can be carried away in two feet of water. If your vehicle is carried off, stay inside. If water seeps in, get onto the roof.
  • Be smart about selecting campsites; avoid areas near rivers and streams. 

If you're already facing Englewood flood damage, the professionals at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can throw you a lifeline. Call us today for a free restoration quote! (201) 266-0482

A Burst Pipe Caused Kitchen Flooding in Teaneck – What Can Be Done?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe in home Emergency water damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO’s Teaneck Team Provides Emergency Water Damage Repair That is Fast and Efficient

In any flooding situation, immediate water mitigation is crucial. Calling SERVPRO right away is the best thing you can do. When we arrive, we do a scope and get busy implementing a plan for water remediation.

What Does SERVPRO Look for When an In-Home Flooding Occurs?

To avoid deterioration of structural materials, foul odors, and mold, fast water damage repair in Teaneck is required. The equipment used is determined by what we find. We look for things such as:

  • Hidden Water – Moisture can migrate to crawl spaces, interstitial spaces, HVAC systems, and stairwells
  • Floor Damage – We look for damage to linoleum, hardwood, and carpet floors. We check for substrate damage.
  • Drywall and Walls – Have these been impacted by the water intrusion?
  • Ceiling Damage – If there is a level below the kitchen, it could cause ceiling damage.

The Right Crew & Equipment

Our technicians know exactly what to do for your situation. We have pumps that can extract water from just about anywhere. Our portable pumps are great for single-room flooding. We also have portable submersible pumps for when the water is over 2” deep. Truck-mounted pumps are available when something heavy-duty is needed. For professional water damage remediation, contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482. 

Why SERVPRO for Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal in Teaneck

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Teaneck Area Mold Assessment and Remediation by SERVPRO

Mold growth can affect all types of homes. Black molds that grow on cellulose surfaces such as wood, hay, or paper, are just one species of fungi. Dealing with mold can be difficult and involves a comprehensive inspection that can assess the location and cause of the mold and create a plan for dealing with it. This should be done by a professional service such as SERVPRO to ensure the mold and its source are remediated.

Black Mold Damage Repairs

All molds require wet environments to grow. This wetness is especially true of Teaneck black mold. The most common causes of mold are water leaks, flooding, or extensive use of humidifiers in an enclosed space. Once affected areas are identified, determining the source of the moisture and how to stop it is the most critical step when assessing a mold problem.

Mold Damage Remediation

Remediation, or treatment of the mold problem, may involve several steps depending on the severity of the mold. Less extensive surface molds can often be scrubbed away with soap and water. An air purifier may be used to deal with mold spores already in the air. If mold growth in Teaneck is deeper than the surface, then the entire affected piece will need to be removed to stop the mold from coming back or spreading. This spreading may require the replacement of furniture or parts of walls or flooring. Such extensive and deep mold growth is typical after severe flooding and water damage to the home. The mold is notoriously difficult to eradicate, and if any mold colonies or airborne spores are not eradicated, they may continue to grow and spread.

Fixing the source of the mold usually involves dealing with the water or moisture that allowed it to grow in the first place. If the moisture was caused by a one-time event such as a flood, simply drying out space with heaters and fans may be an essential step. If the assessment discovers another long-term problem, such as a leaky pipe, that will need to be fixed to prevent the mold from recurring.

Homeowners can prevent or limit mold growth by keeping careful watch over the moisture in their home. Always vent spaces where large amounts of steam accumulate, such as in the shower, kitchen, or any room that uses a humidifier. Identify and fix broken pipes or leaks quickly. If a flood does occur, dry the affected area as soon as possible with SERVPRO's help before mold growth occurs. We offer IICRC certified AMRT technicians. We can spray an antimicrobial agent to protect against future mold colonizations.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are proud to provide mold remediation services to Teaneck, Englewood, and the surrounding local communities. Call us at (201) 266-0482.

Why SERVPRO When you Have Fire Damage in Teaneck

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

servpro vehicle in front of fire house Even the Teaneck Fire Department Trusts SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

How to Handle Teaneck Fire Damage

If you are like most homeowners, you have taken multiple steps to protect your home from a fire, but this type of event may still occur despite your best efforts. For example, a fire in Teaneck can start from a lightning strike, cooking with grease in the kitchen, or even an electrical shortage inside your home. If a fire has damaged your home, you may be wondering what steps you need to take with services for fire damage in Teaneck to restore life as usual in your home. Professional fire damage restoration services are often the best way to return your home to its former glory quickly.

Assessing the Fire Damage

Many people who have never experienced fire damage in Teaneck before may be surprised at the extent of the damage that even a small fire can create. The fire itself can leave behind a charred mess, but this is only one aspect of the fire damage. For example, the smoke from the fire may have spread throughout the entire home, and it may leave behind odors as well as staining on the walls and other surfaces. In addition, the firefighters may have used water or a fire retardant material to extinguish the fire, and these substances can cause additional damage to the home. As you assess the damage in your home, you may be surprised by how extensive it is.

Fire Restoration

Repairing your home is a top goal to accomplish after experiencing a fire in Teaneck, but this is not a task that you want to attempt to achieve on your own. Even if you have the carpentry and other skills necessary to repair the charred areas of your home, keep in mind that you need water remediation services to remove the water and smoke removal services to remove the smoke damage. Ideally, you want your home fully restored to like-new condition with no remnants of the fire remaining; this will keep the structure sound and your family healthy.

What to Expect From Professional Services

With professional fire damage services, the remediation and repair specialists help you restore the look and condition of your home as quickly as possible. Most companies will offer 24-hour emergency service for fire damage needs, and this is because fire damage can cause structural damage and immediate health effects. In addition, water extraction needs to begin immediately to reduce the risk of mold growth in the home. This is the first step that a professional remediation company will take.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is available to help when a fire has damaged your home. We are a local company that understands the importance of providing you with a fast response after your home has suffered from fire damage in Teaneck, Englewood, and surrounding areas. For help with your fire damage repair services, call us at (201) 266-0482.

How Does SERVPRO Use Drying Sciences for Flood Recovery in Teaneck Homes?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Understanding water behavior can help restorers to quickly dry Teaneck properties.

There is an undeniable urgency with flooding to clean and dry the property before controlled demolition and reconstruction are necessary. Technicians must provide the appropriate equipment and processes to manipulate specific drying sciences to maximize evaporation and remove moisture content with dehumidifiers. To effectively restore a home after flooding, technicians must balance:

  • Temperature
  • Airflow
  • Humidity

How Natural Equilibrium Can Benefit the Drying Process

The experience of our SERVPRO team to manage flood damage in Teaneck homes comes from understanding how water damage reacts in a controlled environment. Variables like the porosity of materials can impact the natural scientific process of moisture, temperature, and pressures seeking an equilibrium. Our professionals anticipate several natural reactions:

  • Hot migrates to cold
  • High pressures migrate to low pressures
  • Wet migrates to dry

How Does SERVPRO Use This Movement for Faster Drying?

With SERVPRO technicians highly educated in air and water behaviors, we can anticipate the migration of moisture. Because humid environments seek to find balance with dry areas of the property, our team can place drying tools and moisture removal equipment in this path to prevent the water damage incident from getting worse. We can position the circulation pattern of warm, dry air to increase the evaporation rate. Then our LGR low-grain refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers can capture and condense the water vapor, thereby reducing the RH relative humidity within the structure.

Floods can be destructive and overwhelming. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can help efficiently dry and clean the property after these losses. Between surface cleaning and drying solutions, we can make disasters “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

How Can Teaneck Shops Quickly Manage Active Black Mold Growth?

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Black mold damage Mold is very dangerous especially if you don't know how to get rid of it. SERVPRO has trained techs for your mold remediation services.

We have efficient mold removal and remediation strategies for Teaneck businesses. 

The presence of mold and microbial colonies can be detrimental to Teaneck area businesses and stores. Because you are directly invested in your wares and stock, anything that threatens these items could impact potential profits on top of the anticipated costs of mold removal and remediation. Some of the ways active colonization can impact your shop include:

  • Surface damages
  • Ruined contents
  • Harsh odors
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Possible health effects

How Can Black Mold Removal Happen for Teaneck Shops? 

Black mold removal for Teaneck shops and stores should happen as soon as possible. Often, this process is not limited to a single remediation tactic. Mold inspections can determine what hosting materials are impacted and their current conditions to choose the most efficient mold removal option to address these organisms. Only when surface treatment options like sanding and antimicrobial cleaning are deemed ineffective do our technicians pursue discarding impacted materials.

When mold removal is needed for your business, our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can help. Give us a call anytime at (201) 266-0482.

How Is Flood Damage Removed from Englewood Homes After Disasters?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking from the ceiling Storm-damaged homes are a nasty thing. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are ready at a moment's notice. Call now for the storm restoration you need.

We have efficient water removal and drying services to help after flood damage in Englewood.

Water removal services and drying efforts are essential elements of flood restoration in area homes following severe weather events. Standing water that can exist on the main floor of the house or basement can allow for worsening conditions if not remedied quickly. Some of the extraction tools in our inventory include:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Submersible pumps
  • Light wands
  • Carpet wands
  • Trash Pumps

How Do Properties Get Dried After Flood Damage in Englewood?

Drying up after flood damage to Englewood homes involves multiple tools and products as well. One of the most critical phases of water damage remediation and flood restoration, the choice of drying instruments can determine the efficiency and efficacy of evaporation. Air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers can be an effective combination for homes in the area, especially during the cold winter months. We can remove baseboards and insert tubes for warm, positive airflow.

Flood damage in area properties takes water removal services and water clean-up strategies to resolve. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team can provide rapid assistance to damaged homes to protect the structure and its contents. We are available 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.

How Can Trapped Water in Carpets of Teaneck Homes Get Removed?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

carpet and subfloor damaged by water Carpet removal from water damage is a job for SERVPRO. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

We have advanced water removal services and strategies to protect installed building materials in Teaneck properties. 

Carpets are a common building material in Teaneck modern homes, making it one of the heavily impacted flooring types after water damage incidents. With how quickly carpets can absorb standing water, we must implement water removal services and flood restoration practices as soon as possible. Our experienced roster of water restoration professionals can help with:

How Likely is Water Damage to Carpets in Teaneck Homes? 

Once the water begins to move throughout the property, water damage in Teaneck homes can be widespread and challenging. Carpets can be especially affected by saturation and absorption, due to their porous and fibrous materials. Once carpets absorb water spreading throughout the property, it can be a challenge to remove. Moisture migrates beyond the surface layer of the rug to the underlying subflooring and padding, making extraction and drying difficult to address without some degree of material removal and reinstallation. After burst pipes or ceiling leaks, the possibilities of carpet damage are high.

What Water Removal Tools Can Pull Trapped Moisture from Carpet Fibers?

Water can become quickly trapped inside carpet fibers, migrating into the underlying subflooring materials without immediate extraction. Water removal services can help address these concerns promptly, implementing multiple specialty extraction devices intended for this type of flooring and eliminating moisture trapped inside. Before some of these specialty tools can get used to remove trapped water, any pooling or surface standing water concerns must get addressed first. Surface extraction often involves submersible pumps and wet vacuums, paving the way for our specialty water removal equipment to follow after, including:

  • Weighted extractors
  • Carpet wands
  • Ride-on extraction units

Can Specialty Drying Tools Help Eliminate Moisture Concerns? 

There are specific drying practices used to address the moisture trapped between the surface layer of carpeted floors and the padding directly underneath. To prevent moisture damage to subflooring materials that might ultimately require tear-out and reconstruction, the carpet itself is unattached to allow drying tools to be placed between this top layer and the padding. Low-profile centrifugal air movers can blast warm, dry air in between these materials in a process known as floating the carpet. When successful, this effort can preserve all impacted materials.

Is Flooring Removal Necessary After Water Damage? 

While it is an outcome our SERVPRO team attempts to avoid, prolonged moisture exposure to carpet materials and these flooring systems can sometimes require controlled demolition, uninstallation, and replacement. With a general contractor license, we can provide these services and save customers money.

However water damage might impact your home or business, we are leading restoration experts in the area ready to help. You can count on the fast and knowledgeable response of our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

SERVPRO can provide fire restoration services in the Teaneck area

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire and smoke damage remediation should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO. Their techs are IICRC certified for any size disaster.

Does Your Teaneck Home Have Smoke and Soot Damages

Any time a fire ignites, it can release partially combusted particles in the form of smoke. Smoke remediation can then be necessary as the partially combusted particles can deeply penetrate your building materials and contents. 

During fire and smoke clean-up in Teaneck, our SERVPRO technicians often have to implement deodorization procedures to remove odors caused by smoke. In some cases, removing the smoke aromas can involve using industrially advanced equipment such as a photocatalytic oxidizer. These machines work to remove malodor particles in the following ways:

  • The machine aids with fire damage restorations by creating oxidizing hydroxyl radicals by shining ultraviolet light onto a photocatalyst titanium dioxide.
  • The OH particles then attack harmful pollutants and destroy malodor cells to provide a final step in house fire clean-up.
  • Another plus when using a photocatalytic oxidizer on smoke damage is that the byproducts released when the OH molecules attack malodor particles are not harmful to humans. Once the oxidizing hydroxyl radicals react with the pollutants, they release water (H2O) particles and carbon dioxide (CO2).

If you ever need help from a restoration company that has experience working with a variety of fire-damaged homes, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482. 

If your Teaneck home suffers from a leaking roof from storms, SERVPRO can help.

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Flood damage from a storm can be a water-logged situation. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for any size disaster.

Did a Storm Damage Your Teaneck Roof?

During the winter, snow can put weight on your roof and cause a leak to develop. Sometimes you will not know if a leak has formed until the weather warms up and the snow starts melting. 

If you ever get flood damage in Teaneck, our SERVPRO technicians can help with ceiling repairs from water damages. The first step we take is to determine the source of the leak. If the water is coming from the outside, we can then take the following steps to prevent the contamination of your contents and building materials:

  • Inspection: Before we begin any water damage repairs, we first inspect your entire structure to see where the moisture traveled. 
  • Remove Porous Materials: If the water is grey and there is a chance of contamination, we can remove porous materials such as carpet and drywall as a part of the water removal services.
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD): If your ceiling leaks once snow melts, we can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from structural components such as wall studs and roof trusses.

If you ever notice water coming into your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482. 

Fire Damage To Your Englewood Home

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Techs getting lunch at the job site. Fire damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for the experienced help you need for your home.

SERVPRO can help with fire damage restorations in Englewood

Englewood, New Jersey, has always been a popular area due to its proximity to New York City. People have settled in the area since the early 1600s, but it did not officially get incorporated as a city until 1899. Since then, the town has grown to have a population of around 27,000.

Several places to go to learn about history

Since the city has been around for so long, there are plenty of historical sites to check out. The following places in Englewood are on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • John G. Benson House: This site at 60 Grand Avenue serves as an excellent example of what Dutch colonial homes looked like after the Revolutionary War.
  • Thomas Demarest House: This house at 228 Grand Avenue was built in 1808, and it now is part of the senior citizens center.
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church: This gorgeous building at 113 Engle Street still belongs to the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, and it was built in 1866.
  • Peter Westervelt House and Barn: This house was also built in 1808, and the house section of the property still stands after the barn was demolished.

Home to other must-see attractions

Englewood also has several other things to do in town. Locals and visitors alike find the following places enjoyable to visit:

  • Bergen Arts Performing Center: This art center is one of the best places in the region to watch a live play or musical performance. The center has an auditorium that can seat over 1,300 people, a smaller Black Box Theatre, and the Drapkin Cabaret & Lounge. People can also take several classes at the center's performing arts school, including voice, music, theater, and dance.
  • Gotham Dream Cars: This car rental chain offers anyone a chance to rent a luxury car for a day or week-long cruise. The agency has been around since 2004, and it has other locations in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. People can rent cars made from manufacturers like Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and Aston Martin.
  • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center: This property located on the Palisades' western slope is 150 acres and was established in 1973 for land conservation and environmental education. The nature center contains over three miles of trails that run through wetlands, quarry cliffs, woodlands, and wildflower meadows.

SERVPRO can help repair fire damaged homes

During many house fire clean-up operations, a major problem tends to be the presence of burnt fragrances. After we remove all soot residues and burnt materials, we can then start with deodorization procedures.

One excellent way to remove foul odors is to utilize an Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) mister. Using a ULV fogger has the following benefits:

  • A ULV fogger can break down water-based deodorants to 20 to 60 microns in size to aid in smoke remediation.
  • The misters can assist in restoring smoke damage by deodorizing and sealing air-handling systems and ventilation ducts. 
  • Since we can use the fogger in areas with a large surface area, it can help with fire restoration in attics and crawl spaces. 

If you ever need your home deodorized after a fire, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482

Does SERVPRO handle mold removal?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling Mold will spread like wild fire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in mold remediation services.

Teaneck residents can count on us to follow strict mold removal guidelines.

Mold can be a year-round problem. As long as there is excess moisture, the potential for mold is there. The EPA provides basic mold guidelines such as cleaning dry moldy items, discarding items that cannot be cleaned, and drying non-mold items within 48 hours. The IICRC has more stringent guidelines, and we are happy to do more than the basic requirements.

5 Principles of Restoring Mold Contaminated Buildings

When a home requires mold removal in Teaneck, SERVPRO technicians do not mess around. We adhere to the IICRC guidelines and apply them to residential buildings as well as commercial. The five principles are:

  • Provide for health and safety
  • Document conditions and processes
  • Control the mold containment at its source
  • Remove contamination
  • Correct the moisture problem

Our technicians are IICRC certified and know how to assess a mold situation to determine what techniques and mold removal methods get used. We go above and beyond merely cleaning up mold and mildew damage. We educate homeowners on the source and on moisture control to prevent the problem from reoccurring. 

If you need professional mold removal in Teaneck, contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

Winter Snows Can Cause Flood Damage to Local Businesses

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line When a storm bursts a main water line. SERVPRO should be the first to call. Their techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year for flood damage restoration.

SERVPRO understands the importance of fast flood damage mitigation to prevent business closure

The East Coast has seen a significant amount of snowfall in the last few weeks, with more to come. Snowfall like this can lead to flash flooding if followed by a warming trend or heavy rains. This puts local businesses at risk.

Storm and Flood Damage Can Shut a Business Down

There is never a time of year when it is convenient for flood damage in Englewood. The time spent cleaning up is time lost to meet your customers' needs and earn a living. SERVPRO understands what it means to run a business, and we want to help you get yours up and running quickly after a flood. We understand:

  • Storms have their own timetables, so we are available 24/7
  • Fast mitigation is vital, and we provide emergency services to contain the damage
  • Power can go out; therefore, we come with generators if needed
  • Flood damage and are IICRC Water Restoration certified
  • How to apply the best drying techniques to your company's needs

There is no need to let your business go under due to flood damage. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 and let us handle the biohazard conditions of floodwaters.

Water Intrusions Can Damage Historical Teaneck Buildings

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Water restoration should be handled by the professionals at SERVPRO. Their techs are IICRC certified for any size job.

Water restoration companies like SERVPRO know what to do to restore buildings with water damage.

Teaneck is a New Jersey township with some interesting historical background. It officially became a township in 1895, but its history goes back further than that. The Lenni Lenape tribe had camped near what is now Queen Anne Road. Buildings were constructed as early as 1704, and visitors today can see several Dutch stone houses that were built in the 1700s.

War of Independence

Teaneck was visited by General George Washington in 1776 when he and his men passed through the area. The Battle of Fort Lee had just taken place, and the Colonials were struggling with defeat. Washington went through Teaneck on his way to Fort Lee, where he watched the British send thousands of troops up the river. Washington then had his men change their position and move inland. They crossed Overpeck Creek then went through Teaneck to what is now Brett Park. 

The Colonials were bedraggled, without the basic necessities, had no shoes, and were dealing with cold rains. The situation was so bad that Thomas Paine would pen the pamphlet, The American Crisis. Teaneck residents were vital components in a war that saw both forces occupying local homesteads. Today folks can visit homes that go back to the colonial era. They are on the National Register of Historic Places and include:

• John Ackerman House – 1734

• Brinkerhoff – Demarest House – 1728

• Adam Vandelinda House -1830

• Caspar Westervelt House – 1763

• Zabriskie – Kipp – Cadmus House - 1751

The Perfect Community

After World War II, the US Army put together an education program for Occupied Japan. Their goal was to show that democracy worked. Ten thousand communities were in the running for the making of the film, and Teaneck was selected as the perfect American community. 

Desegregation in a New Era

As the town developed rapidly, it experienced major growth in both the economy and population. With this came an influx of cultures, which lead to another monumental event in the history of Teaneck. They would be the first community in the United States where a white majority voted for school integration, with no court order demanding it. It was an excellent example of a community stepping up and doing the right thing.

A Modern, Thriving Town

Today, Teaneck blends the old with the new and is home to four commercial districts. It has grown as a center for art and culture. There are many cultural venues to be enjoyed such as:

• The Puffin Cultural Forum

• Teaneck Community Band

• Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

• The Garage Theater Group

The township has also been involved in several films. The Family Man was filmed in the area, and the Teaneck Armory was used in movie scenes.

SERVPRO Proudly Serves the Teaneck Community

Even historic homes can be subject to in-home flooding from situations such as a burst pipe. The delicate nature of many of these homes makes it imperative to get water damage mitigation immediately. Water restoration companies like SERVPRO play a vital role when a water intrusion happens. We understand:

• The need for protection of historical artifacts

• The damage water can do to wood elements

• How to restore papers and documents 

• Fast mitigation is crucial to avoid secondary damage

• How important historic buildings are to the community

For water damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Protecting Historic Homes and Businesses of Teaneck from Water Damage

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team ready for action. Water disaster in your commercial building should be handled by the professionals of SERVPRO. Their IICRC certified technicians are ready for action.

Water disasters and flooding can devastate landmarks and protected buildings in Bergen County. 

While some of the most significant increase in population and development of the Teaneck area happened shortly after World War I, the city has steadily increased its numbers nearly every decade to the present. This growth continues to evolve the city's business landscape to suit its current demographics, which has provided multiple different looks for the municipality over time.

What was once a sparsely populated area featuring widespread farmland became a richly developed urban environment, which has used nearly all of its available land for development into housing or businesses. While this has slowed the increase in size or population, it has helped solidify which properties deserved historic status and protection when unforeseen disasters or damaging storms occur.

Historic Sites of Teaneck 

-      John Ackerman House – To the locals here, the property is more widely known as "Old River House" and was built to house the Ackerman family on River Rd. The house has stood in this spot since 1734 and was recognized as a historic location in 1936.

-      Adam Vandelinda House – This property was initially constructed in 1780 and recognized as a site worth protecting in 1983 by the National Register of Historic Places. This large property stands as a testament to the late 18th century's building styles and has many of its original building materials and layout.

-      Brinkerhoff-Demarest House – This house predates the American Revolution by more than 40 years. It is an excellent example of colonial architecture despite some of the more modern implements that needed replacing over time. This house has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, along with the Vandelinda House.

-      New Bridge Landing – During the American Revolution, this site featured a strategic bridge crossing that allowed the continental army to cross the Hackensack River under the leadership of General George Washington. 11 battles or engagements would occur in and around this bridge, ultimately leading to its destruction and required reconstruction in 1889. In 1989, it was recognized as a site of historical significance. 

Fast Water Mitigation Solutions for Teaneck Businesses

Starting water mitigation in Teaneck businesses quickly after a disaster occurs can prevent unnecessary damage and destruction to the property. Often, the heart of mitigation for water disasters is extraction and removal efforts. Eliminating standing water can prevent the migration of loss effects to other areas of the property that might not be as easily accessed by drying tools and dehumidification devices.

Mitigation can also include the actions taken by our division of building trade professionals and contractors offering both controlled demolition and plumbing repairs. Getting your business back in water service can be useful for customers and employees and help to keep operating in a limited capacity while restoration continues when possible.

Water disasters can get out of control without fast and deliberate mitigation. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood team is ready to help 24/7 when you call (201) 266-0482.

Content Cleaning for Englewood Businesses After a Fire

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs getting some lunch on the job. Fires can be devastating to a business. Call SERVPRO for immediate fire restoration services for your company.

Our SERVPRO team can offer thorough cleaning to protect your investment. 

You cannot predict when a fire might occur in Englewood, as there are hundreds of potential sources and catalysts to this disaster, making it a devastating occurrence for your Englewood business. Our restoration technicians have extensive experience and training in mitigation and recovery to provide immediate aid upon arrival to limit loss for commercial customers.

Content Cleaning Options for Your Business 

One of the most troubling aspects that require fire restoration in Englewood businesses is the threat to the building's contents and wares. From unique storefronts that line the commercial districts to some of the larger warehouses and manufacturing facilities, protecting inventory and items is critical. While there are options for cleaning or relocation on-site, we also offer pack-out procedures that relocate these items to our nearby SERVPRO facility. There, these wares can receive:

  • Extensive cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Safe storage

Protecting your structure and its contents is the priority of our responding fire restoration technicians. You can rely on the experience of our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team and call us today at (201) 266-0482.

Strategies of Mold Remediation for Englewood Homes

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage door and ceiling Mold will spread like wild fire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO technicians are qualified to do the mold remediation needed for your home.

Removing mold colonies involves several direct approaches by SERVPRO professionals.

With many homes on the Hackensack River and other creeks and streams passing through the western portion ofEnglewood, conditions can get met for mold growth when storm damage occurs. Flooding is a common threat to many of these properties when storms overwhelmed the river banks and force water into nearby structures. 

Mold Remediation Strategies

Choosing the right path for mold remediation in Englewood homes begins with evaluating the property for potential damage. Mold removal from exposed surfaces is not a universal approach, so there are multiple options for our experienced technicians working at the residence, depending on the hosting material. Some standard remediation options include:

  • Surface sanding
  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

Mold can be a devastating situation for your home and require multiple strategies to restore completely. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood remediators can help however you need with experienced remediators and licensed general contractors. Call us today at (201) 266-0482.

Englewood Locals Get Moving with Guided Exercise

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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

Participate in Online Exercise Events for All Ages in Englewood

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy a Friday Night Tango Near Teaneck

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tent giving away information Emergency-fire response doesn't come fast enough. SERVPRO will be on the job site within the first four hours of the first call.

Teaneck Residents Can Dance the Night Away in Leonia

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

Dance styles showcased during the Friday Night Tango event include:

  • Traditional
  • Nuevo
  • Salsa

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

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

Teaneck Residents Get Quality Mitigation Services from Trained Experts

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teaneck’s Arts and Culture and The Puffin Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

Teaneck and the American Revolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Englewood Residents Can Cut Loose with Tango Lessons

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

Cleaning Up Fire Damages in Englewood Medical Centers

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Hospitals and Care Centers

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

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

The ArtWorks Program

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

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

Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities 

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

Public Education Institutions 

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

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

What Steps Are Vital to Fire Restoration in Englewood? 

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

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

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

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

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

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

Embrace the Holiday Season in Teaneck

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Details for the Event Include:

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

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

Enjoy a Rustic Holiday Tradition Near Teaneck.

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

Did You Know These Common Myths About Water Removal Services?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

Teaneck Residents Want to Stay Informed about Water Removal Services 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is it true that water damage is not an emergency? 

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

Is it true that water damage is not dangerous? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is it true that water damage does not smell?  

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Soon Can a Teaneck Business Reopen after Flooding?

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

boots on flooded floor If your business falls victim for flooding, you can reach us twenty-four hours a day in an emergency.

SERVPRO Assists Teaneck Businesses by Managing Commercial Flood Damage Restoration from Start to Finish.

Do businesses need commercial restoration services?
Teaneck businesses that are open to the public must follow stringent health and safety guidelines. It is often not enough to remove floodwaters from a property before re-opening. A careful assessment of damage criteria, contamination, and possible microbial growth patterns are essential before a business can safely entertain customers. SERVPRO is a local, commercial restoration service that can ensure your company returns to its best by performing efficient and responsible mitigation and drying services. We have experience working with commercial clients and business insurance adjusters to allow a smooth transition for your business.

What are the types of water contamination that can affect flood restoration?
    •    Clean water intrusion has the least contamination and comes from internal plumbing issues or massive rainwater intrusion
    •    Greywater emergencies may include water from an unclean supply.
    •    Blackwater intrusion is among the most common types of flood damage where there is a strong presence of potentially harmful water substances.

What materials need to be replaced after flooding?
When black water causes commercial flood damage in your Teaneck business, many materials are non-salvageable. Lots of building materials in your commercial premises are semi-porous. Semi-porous materials can absorb water contamination and continue to cause unsanitary conditions after water extraction and drying. SERVPRO technicians can remove and replace materials like drywall, fabrics, textiles, or carpeting from your business quickly to ensure you re-open sooner.

What is the work process for restoring commercial properties?
    •    Assessing the damage as well as the level of water contamination in the property
    •    Extracting excess water using extractors or submersible pumping equipment
    •    Drying the property, cleaning salvageable materials, and replacing semi-porous items like drywall

If your business falls victim for flooding, you can reach us twenty-four hours a day in an emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 now.

How Does Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Teaneck Differ From DIY Methods?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

burned kitchen and remains of furniture in black soot Smoke damage and soot can get everywhere and infiltrate your home. Contact our certified technicians for services.

SERVPRO techs know that damage from a fire in your Teaneck home is never something homeowners should handle on their own; the best outcome comes from using a professional mitigation company

After a fire in a Teaneck property, whether large or small, it is always best to bring in a professional company for the cleanup. One reason among the many is there are different types of smoke damage, and self-cleaning methods can wind up doing more harm than good to the structure. Additionally, the following problem can occur:  

  • Cross-contamination of soot throughout the home
  • Potential health issues from skin contact or breathing in airborne particulate  
  • Knowledge of controlled demolition tactics for working safely around charred building materials  

Should Homeowners Remain in the Home During Fire Damage Restoration Services?  

Whether or not you stay in your Teaneck home during fire damage restoration depends on a few things such as:   

  • If the fire department stated it was safe to do so  
  • The area can be contained from the rest of the home  
  • You are comfortable without running your HVAC 
  • You can reliably keep other family members and pets out of the worksite  

Soot particles can be airborne and exist smaller than the human eye can see, yet they can be highly irritating to both the respiratory system and skin if you come into contact with them. While setting up containment or negative air chambers helps limit the spread of soot and chances of cross-contamination, the threat is still there if you remain on the property.

How Does SERVPRO Keep Homes Safe During the Fire Damage Cleanup?  

There are several tactics that the SERVPRO team uses to ensure that the property and contents remain safe and secure during the mitigation process. If there are valuable items in your home that you cannot get to, the crew chief will be happy to obtain any articles or heirlooms you want to remove off-site. It is unfortunate, but sometimes people who are curious or have ill-intentions attempt to enter properties after the fire damage in Teaneck has happened. The techs have many methods they use to keep your home safe during the cleanup and restoration, including:  

  • Securely boarding up windows and doors when the techs are not working on-site
  • Tarping damaged roofing until repairs can occur to stop rain or snow from entering
  • Placement of security tape around the perimeter to keep unauthorized persons out
  • Organized pack-out of undamaged furnishings and other contents to a secure location

The cleaning of fire damage in a home usually involves the removal of charred items first. These articles have zero restoration potential. One by one, as they are carefully taken out of the worksite, they get photographed and documented to get placed in a report given to the homeowner to use to expedite any insurance claims for the loss of property due to the fire.

Smoke damage on walls, ceilings, and floors gets handled in two distinct ways. When the soot covering the sheetrock or flooring is too embedded, or there is evidence of charring, it requires removal and disposal. There is no way to return these materials to a sanitary standard for reuse. The second way involves testing the residues to determine if they are dry or wet smoke and choosing the appropriate cleaning method. Dry smoke is most frequently found on walls and ceilings as it comes from high heat fires and settles as a light, powdery residue. Using any liquid cleaner on this kind of smoke damage is a recipe for disaster and is a mistake made by individuals attempting DIY cleanup after a fire. When this type of residue gets wet, it has the potential to drive more deeply into the surface, subsequently ruining it. 

Instead, this type of smoke damage gets gently lifted away through the patient and light-handed use of brushes and dry cleaning sponges. Then the techs follow up with more robust cleaning methods. When the smoke residues prove to be of the "wet smoke" variety, cleaning solutions that include solvents get used for releasing the grip the residue has on the surface it is on. SERVPRO techs always test the surface they are cleaning to ensure that the method they use brings no harm, only restoration.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 when you need fast fire damage restoration for your property and contents. The trained, certified technicians have the latest equipment and advanced methods for making the fire damage to the home, "Like it never even happened."

How Does Water Get Removed from Difficult Areas in My Teaneck Home?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

injecti-dry device with hoses in a wall Walls and Hardwood Flooring Benefit from SERVPRO's Advanced Equipment Like this Injecti-Dry to Restore Water Damaged Teaneck Homes to a Dry State

Challenging water removal obstacles require specialty tools and approaches to overcome.

Water damages can result from multiple sources, making the affected materials and contents in your Teaneck home particular to your disaster. A careful evaluation of these circumstances can show what steps are necessary to protect as much of the structure as possible. Many property losses involving water exposure worsen considerably after two days, making it vital to do the most to remove standing water and trapped moisture at this time. There are several areas within the house where this might be problematic.

When it comes to water removal in Teaneck homes and businesses, many strategies go beyond the surface damage. While our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team has several extraction units that can remove standing water from pooling on flooring and absorbing into wall systems, the movement of water in the structure most often goes well beyond the areas that you can see. Inaccessible locations require specialty tools and approaches to dry and restore.

How Challenging is Removing Water from Hardwood Floors?

Because hardwood flooring is such a typical material in New Jersey homes, we have to prepare for these structural elements with water removal solutions in an emergency. Cellulose in wood planks acts as a catalyst for the absorption of standing water, which can quickly make surface damage a problem within the planks themselves and into the subflooring material underneath. Removing water damage from wood flooring often requires a combination of strategies:

  • Absorption – While towels and a mop cannot penetrate deeply into each plank's core, these strategies can effectively manage surface water concerns to lessen continued saturation. These are preliminary steps when more direct extraction is not necessary.
  • Squeegee Wand – Surface moisture concerns can also be addressed using squeegee wands attached to truck extractors or portable units. 
  • Floor Drying Mat – The placement of drying mats can slowly absorb water from inside the planks and their seams. Any water that has not bound molecularly to the wood and begun to warp/distort the flooring can often get removed with this extraction.

How Can Carpet Drying Be More Efficient?

Removing water and drying carpeted flooring can often be a problem after water damages as well. Fibers of carpeting are highly absorbent for standing water and moisture, allowing an almost immediate oversaturation of these materials and underlying padding and subflooring. Drying out both the carpet layer and supports beneath this top layer requires direct approaches with specialty equipment and techniques, including:

  • Carpet Wands – Attachments like carpet wands get used with portable extractors and can remove water primarily from the upper (fiber) layer of a carpet flooring system. 
  • Removing Padding – It is often impossible to save saturated carpet pads beneath the top layer. These can get removed to make the drying of the carpet and the subflooring faster and more thorough. The rug gets carefully handled to avoid stretching or damage to allow for reinstallation when new padding gets installed after drying. 
  • Establish Drying Zones – Another way our SERVPRO team can efficiently dry damaged carpeted floors involves establishing drying zones with containment barriers. These enclosed spaces can be more readily regulated regarding temperature, airflow, and moisture content. 

How Do You Remove Trapped Moisture in Wall Cavities?

Moisture and water damage in the wall systems can be a substantial concern for water restoration companies like our SERVPRO team. With both controlled demolition and efficient evaporative drying equipment designed to impact these structural cavities specifically, our professionals can effectively remove trapped moisture without excessive material removal and reconstruction needs. Some of the options for overcoming water damage to wall systems include:

  • Remove Baseboard – The baseboard can often begin to show signs of damage before other materials, even if the water damage originates in the wall cavity. Removing this trim can show the condition of the drywall. 
  • Weep Holes – Ventilation is a crucial element to effective evaporative drying, and weep holes provide both ventilation points for one side of the wall and access points for drying equipment.
  • Injecti-Dry System – Using ventilation holes made behind removed baseboard trim, we can install hoses that force air through moist wall cavities and promote evaporation. 

Water damages to the property can be even more challenging when these threats exist beyond the surface layers. While we have multiple extraction and drying methods, inaccessible areas require unique approaches. You can count on the valuable equipment and expertise of our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team to help by calling (201) 266-0482.

Does Soot Ever Go Away?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Home Fire Image Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

Eliminate Soot in your Englewood Home by Calling a Professional Fire Restoration Company.

It may come as a surprise how quickly a fire in your Englewood home can ignite and spread, leaving a visible residue. Whether it starts in the kitchen or the bedroom or is simply the result of an electrical malfunction, flames and smoke can travel through your residence, leaving an acrid smell around your furniture, clothes, and walls. Along with sticky residue and a fine layer of soot, you may feel your home will never feel clean again.

Calling a professional company such as SERVPRO for your Englewood home's fire damage needs is the best decision you can make. Rather than figure out what the correct order of steps is to restore your home to its pre-fire condition, let our expert team compile an action plan that addresses each specific area of your home. Starting from eliminating water and extinguishing agents to repairing drywall, our team can lead the process with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Restoration is not about working hard on your home, but about taking smart steps to make the process seamless and practical.

How does SERVPRO eliminate the odor in my home?

Areas in your home not touched by the fire may smell of smoke for no apparent reason. Our SERVPRO technicians apply their knowledge of combustion theory and follow the smoke path through your ventilation system. Understanding both the path and the nature of each charred material allows us to pick the optimal cleaning solution for your home. Mitigating your loss by protecting your belongings from some cleaners' abrasive consequences is essential to our team. As we deodorize your house, we may use one of the following techniques to counteract the offending odor molecules and restore a fresh-smelling environment:

Dry sponge - ideal for soot removal, it allows us to loosen dirt and debris for easier cleanup

Thermal fogging- permeates your home with deodorizing solutions, allowing the spray to settle on all surfaces

Deodorizing pellets- to neutralize smells, we use industrial-grade pellets to counteract the stench

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is at your service when you need us. Call us at (201) 266-0482 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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Local and Professional Water Damage Mitigation Services Near Me?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

SERVPRO of Teaneck Can Provide Excellent Water Damage Mitigation Services for Your Home! 

Many homes in Teaneck may end up experiencing water damage at some point in time. Many people imagine absolute chaos, such as a burst pipe or a failed sump pump but, in reality, home damages can be minor. Here at SERVPRO, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. No matter if your dishwasher springs a leak, or a pipe drip soaks an entire level of your home, we're here to help you. 

Imagine noticing a puddle under your refrigerator in your Teaneck kitchen and discovering water damage. Over several days, the water line feeding the ice maker had been dribbling water, and you did not notice until there was moisture on the floor. Leaving this water to its own devices for too long could cause problems for your home. The best thing you could do for your home is to get professional help right away. 

What Might Happen to My Kitchen if I Wait Too Long? 

Leaving your home subject to water damage can only cause more damage. Water can cause:

  • Split or cracked tile
  • Bubbling and swelling wooden floors and cabinetry
  • Rust on metal appliances

Fixing a leak a few days after it first springs is better than waiting even longer. Imagine that the longer water sits unaddressed, it continues to add expenses to your remediation costs, and it can jeopardize your home's longevity. Working with SERVPRO can prevent these extra costs. 


Our technicians are expertly trained and have thousands of hours of combined experience using our advanced technological devices. When your home is in danger, trust us to:

  • Arrive swiftly and get to work promptly
  • Use top-of-the-line equipment designed for water damage remediation
  • Treat you with respect, work around your schedule, and keep you informed

At SERVPRO, we strive to provide you with the best experience and leave you with a smile on your face. Let us make you feel, "Like it never even happened." 

If you believe your home needs water mitigation services, do not leave the damage unattended. Call us here at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood by dialing (201) 266-0482. We're here to help you.

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Why Is Extraction the Most Important Part Of Water Removal?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

mobile devices showing the ERP Program App SERVPRO Says--Teaneck Area Commercial Enterprises Should Have Our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan to Help Prevent and Mitigate Water and Fire Losses

SERVPRO’s Water Removal Process Gets Teaneck Business Owners Back in the Game

Business people in Teaneck want to take good care of their commercial premises – especially in the case of a large mishap such as a leak; commercial property is one of its significant assets and often one of the most costly.

Teaneck business owners need water removal in a hurry in the event of a flood, leak, or any other water incident. Swift remediation means getting back to work faster. The first step in water removal is using extraction equipment to draw away standing water.

Why is extraction so important?

Moisture can do a lot of damage to business premises, including:

  • Warping wood floors or beams
  • Soaking drywall and causing it to collapse
  • Causing rust and tarnishing on metal surfaces
  • Providing a breeding ground for mold and mildew

 Are all extraction projects the same?

Not every extraction project is the same. Each incident is unique and requires an individual approach.

When we arrive on-site, we carry out a thorough assessment of your building and the water intrusion, so we can develop a water removal plan that works for you.

What equipment does SERVPRO use for extraction?

Our technicians have access to a range of extractors, including:

  •        Free-standing extractors
  •        Truck-mounted extractors
  •        Carpet wands
  •        Deep extraction tools
  •        Squeegees, Mops, and Buckets

Carpet wands and deep extraction tools help us squeeze and draw moisture out of carpets and carpet pads for more thorough water removal.

How can I prepare for water removal?

The very best way to prepare for water removal is to sign up for SERVPRO ERP (Emergency Ready Plan.) ERP is a free-to-join scheme. We can visit your establishment to assist with the setup. You download the app, sign up for an account, and follow the prompts to complete a walk-through of your premises. ERP helps you capture all the vital information and store it in one place. You can even use it to make sure we are your first port of call in a disaster.

Using ERP means you’re prepared before anything even happens, which means you can get back to business faster.

For help with water extraction, give SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood a call at (201) 266-0482.

How Many Teaneck Companies Should I Hire for Flood Restoration?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

flooded basement of a house with a washer under about a foot of water No property is ever safe from storm damage. When storm damage occurs, take the time to call SERVPRO for flood damage remediation.

When You Hire SERVPRO for Flood Damage, We Have All the Technicians You Need to Restore Your Teaneck Property

Dealing with storms and flooding at your Teaneck home can be frustrating. Instead of trying to hire different teams to help you get the job done, SERVPRO is your one-stop for handling all of the water removal, cleaning, and restoration after you have a flood loss event. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our crew is available 24/7, so you never have to wait while letting water damage set in. We can get started in as little as four hours or less after your initial call.

When you require restoration after flood damage in Teaneck, our crew arrives to get to work right away. You never have to worry about hiring extra contractors to come in, because we take care of all of it for you from start to finish. Whatever damage you have experienced from a storm that results in flooding and property damage, we are equipped to handle:

  •   24/7 emergency calls
  •   Board up services
  •   Storm damage assessment
  •   Flooding and high-level water extractions
  •   Tree damage assistance
  •   Wind damage repair
  •   Structural stabilization
  •   Reconstruction services, and much more

Our team tackles damage from flooding and severe weather, including:

  •   High winds and tornadoes
  •   Thunderstorms and lightning strikes
  •   Hurricanes
  •   Ice and hail storms
  •   Ice dams and freezing weather

Floodwater should never be left to fester due to contaminants within and the potential for microbial growth. Upon arrival, we assess the loss zone and treat the area to keep bacteria and microbes from spreading. Our crew wears all the necessary protective gear and tarps off the work zone to limit the tracking of contaminated water and debris throughout your home.

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is the team to call when you want all of your flood damage handled quickly and efficiently. Call us at (201) 266-0482 to have a Green Fleet deployed to your property to get to work!

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Can Thermal Imagery Help Identify Water Damage in My Teaneck Home?

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

A thermal image of a radiator in a home. SERVPRO has the equipment you need when it comes to moisture in your Teaneck home, call us today.

There are many advantages to using infrared technology to scope a water loss incident in your Teaneck property. 

Understanding the spread and severity of water damage in your Teaneck home is one of the initial steps to restoring it. From the time that our professionals first arrive after getting notified of an active emergency, our project manager and crew chief both work with the customer to determine the extent of the damage and any pre-existing conditions that we should be aware of moving forward.

There are multiple levels of water damage in Teaneck homes and businesses that our professionals must address, this is exponentially more challenging without the appropriate knowledge of where moisture pockets exist. Surface water might be simple to detect and even treat in certain circumstances, but this is seldom the full extent of the damage. Migration often forces water into structural cavities, and exposed materials can absorb moisture as well. Identifying where this water is, and its concentration, is one of the focal points of job scoping.

How Does Thermal Imagery Work in Water Restoration? 

As you might somewhat know, thermal imagery and infrared technology have become regular staples in loss restoration. This technology works by identifying variances in temperature that can indicate the presence of moisture. The entire approach hinges on a scientific truth known as thermal capacitance. This term describes the ability of specific materials or substances to store and retain heat over long periods. This ability, in terms of water restoration, means that thermal imagery can often detect fluctuations in temperature after time has passed. Using thermal imaging and infrared technology, our experienced technicians can usually identify:

  • Moisture Pockets
  • Dampness
  • Plumbing Damage

When Is the Best Time to Use Infrared? 

Despite its usefulness, there are only certain circumstances where thermal imagery is the best choice. Responding technicians can choose which techniques can best identify moisture pockets and dampness within materials and structural cavities to address the drying of your home thoroughly. There are specific advantages to choosing advanced technologies like infrared, even if this approach is not entirely without flaws. Some of the benefits of choosing thermal imagery to identify moisture pockets include:

  • No destruction to the home – One of the specific benefits of choosing this approach to identify moisture pockets is its non-invasiveness. We do not need to remove portions of drywall or probe through materials to get readings. 
  • Aids in inspecting challenging areas – Many areas of the property can be difficult to reach with our detection equipment. However, thermal imagery can sweep this area and help our technicians to determine if a closer evaluation is necessary. 
  • You can cover ground more quickly – With the imagery in a handheld device that can move with the technician, infrared sweeping of the property can happen fast. We can identify moisture pockets and dampness concerns quickly in this regard.

Why Is Thermal Imagery Not Used Exclusively? 

Many tools and technologies get used during the job scoping phase for area homes and businesses. While there are many distinct advantages to selecting infrared imagery of the property after a water loss, this is not exclusively the best choice in all situations. Because the approach works on identifying cooler temperature points, often generated by the presence of water, there is a potential for false positives that might temporarily slow down restoration.

What Are Other Moisture Detection Devices? 

Because thermal imagery is not infallible, there are many other moisture detection tools that our SERVPRO team can use. Each of these approaches has its place in job scoping and damage evaluation for the property. Choosing among these options happens at the discretion of our crew chief and project manager walking the property and cataloging the damage. The more thorough and accurate our determination of water presence can be, the shorter and less costly restoration becomes. Beyond thermal imaging, there are several other practical approaches for identifying moisture pockets and their concentration, even beyond surface materials. Some of these include:  

  • Moisture sensors
  • Surface detection tools 
  • Probing moisture meters

Water loss incidents can get out of control quickly, especially without a working knowledge of the migration of water damage and its concentration. While there are multiple approaches to discover where dampness exists beyond the surface materials, thermal imagery is still one of the most heavily used in residential and commercial applications. Give our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team call today at (201) 266-0482. We can make water losses in your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Cleaning in Teaneck

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a blue background SERVPRO professionals offer cleaning services, including the removal of biohazard contaminants.

Professional Cleaning and Disinfection Services for Workplaces

Business owners who are open to serve the community can count on SERVPRO for rapid and effective remediation in their commercial building. We are available to work with you on your schedule and the type of service you need, whether it is a one-time deep cleaning in Teaneck or on a regular schedule.

SERVPRO Offers Experience and Specialized Equipment To Clean and Apply Disinfectants

    •    We have experience working with hazardous microorganisms of all types, including viruses, bloodborne pathogens, black-water sewage, and mold.
    •    We are leaders in the disaster restoration industry in Teaneck and across the U.S and Canada.
    •    Our trained and skilled team is familiar with the appropriate containment, cleaning, and removal of environmental risks and airborne hazards.
    •    We provide a variety of advanced techniques, and commercial-grade solutions to lessen the spread of viral contaminants on surfaces.
    •    We systematically clean all contaminated surfaces, wiping and rinsing.
    •    We apply disinfectants, choosing those on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list N registered disinfectants.


Years of hard-earned respect in the restoration industry and the confidence of our clients have helped make SERVPRO a leader in all types of cleanup and restoration services, whether it is fire, water, or biohazards. The goals of SERVPRO are to both mitigate the situation and achieve customer satisfaction by helping your business maintain continuity of operations during emergencies.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood commits to stand shoulder to shoulder with businesses in our community challenged by the pandemic. Call (201) 266-0482 to schedule a cleaning assessment.

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How Do I Make Sure my Water Damage Insurance Claim is Successful in Teaneck?

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking and flooded on wood parquet floor Using a professional water restorer can reduce the costs of your claim.

Homeowners in Teaneck Need Prove they took Reasonable Steps to Control Water Damage for an Insurer to Cover their Claim

How long does it take for water damage to occur?

Water negatively affects property straightaway by soaking fabrics and flooring. Further water damage can occur in your Teaneck property when water migrates. Water naturally moves downward and can soak through carpets or flooring to the subfloor. Over two to three days, the water in your home begins to degrade as mold spores can use the moist, humid environment to proliferate rapidly. The first day of water restoration can be influential in the overall cost of your claim. A proactive approach to water intrusion can protect valuable areas of your home from irrevocable harm.

What does water do to a subfloor?

When water migrates to the subfloor, it begins to absorb into the surface. Natural wooden materials expand in the presence of moisture, which absorbs into wood grains. The expansion of the wooden subfloor can lead to warping, bubbling, or cupping, which eventually manifests at the surface level. Expansion of the subfloor can also place additional pressure on the joints of your home's structural frame. When water exposure happens to a concrete subfloor, it can cause cracking, which weakens the overall structure and provides crevices for mold growth.

How do I inspect the subfloor?

    •    Remove floorboards or detach carpets and remove the carpet pad
    •    Use a moisture probe to assess the moisture content of the subfloor- standard moisture content is 12%.
    •    Check for signs of pressure or tightness at wall joints

How do you dry the subfloor?

There are multiple methods of drying a subfloor, and the basic method is to expose the subfloor applying ventilation and temperature directly onto the surface. SERVPRO technicians can dry subfloors by using extraction equipment. Water extractors use heated vacuums to rapidly remove moisture from the surface until the subfloor returns to its normal moisture content level.

Using a professional water restorer can reduce the costs of your claim. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Teaneck, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood today at (201) 266-0482 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table.

Commercial Water Removal in New Milford Pizzerias

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Pizza pies If your pizza place gets flooded, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can get you back up quickly.

Commercial Water Removal

Water damage is a common problem for New Milford businesses. Pipes burst, and plumbing becomes backed-up for various reasons year-round. Getting the water out is the important first step.

New Milford commercial water removal services are important for every business, but especially for one where children are the customer focus. Pizza places with a theme and arcade games attract a lot of business, which means many kids are running around. In an environment already filled with coughing children, crying infants, and spilled soda everywhere, we know that the last thing a manager needs is a soggy carpet and out-of-order bathrooms.

The first thing we do is stop the leak. In a business like this one, the usual sources are a broken sink or backed-up toilet in the bathroom. If the manager has not done so already, we turn off the water to stop the flow and then fix the problem. We fix most plumbing issues in just an hour or two.

Now we get the water out. If the water is more than an inch in depth, we bring in a commercial grade water pump. Even in a large facility like a pizzeria, technicians can remove all standing water in a single day. Once the water is barely covering the surface and most of it is trapped in the carpets, we change over to water extraction wands.

For water less than an inch in depth, we go directly to the wands to pull moisture from the carpet and out of cracks or grooves in concrete and tile. Depending on the amount of carpet involved, this task takes one or two days. Since most commercial carpets do not have a pad underneath, technicians save time because we do not have to lift the carpet to dispose of it. Additional drying is often needed, but these the wands and pumps remove over 90 percent of the water.

As a locally owned franchise operation, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood understands that every business needs to reopen quickly after a shut-down. Keeping our customers happy and our community thriving is why we do this. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at (201) 266-0482 today.

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Aquarium Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Englewood Office

5/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Caused By Your Waiting Room's Aquarium

An aquarium tank, when full, experiences intense pressure from the inside. Fish tanks are constructed of glass pieces and silicone adhesive inserted inside a metal or wooden frame. They are well-known for developing tiny leaks that are hard to locate when full.

Not all flood damage in Englewood originates from the outside world. Placing an aquarium on display for your clients can relax them immeasurably. However, ensuring that your tank is never leaking can be hard to do. Draining a tank, finding temporary homes for all of the occupants, and then drying the tank out to remove and reapply silicone can be an especially tiresome task, which is why many times a tank is left as it is until it is too late and the tank's water gushes out.

Fish tanks are as foul-smelling as they are beautiful, even when they are maintained correctly. When the water spills out of a fish tank, what was once a beautiful centerpiece in your clean waiting area quickly becomes a disgusting and flooded mess – not something you want clients to see, or to smell. A good water repair company knows that your professional image is directly affected by the experience your clients have, beginning from the moment they walk into the waiting room until they conclude their session with you. We want to make it pleasant for everyone again, no matter the source of your flood damage.

Cleaning up the Water

The procedure for cleaning up and restoring your practice after flood damage happens reflects not only the damaged area but also the type of water involved. Water from a fish tank contains uneaten food and other organic components, and any chemicals used to treat the water. Algae is also a common element in fish tanks. While the water may look clean, we would classify this flood as black water because of the nature of the water. Even with water extraction, subsequent cleaning, and anti-microbial treatments, it is likely that more is needed.

Bad Odors from Flooding

When flood damage includes bad odors that are left behind, as it often does, we include deodorization techniques in our services. In many buildings, the carpet acts as a built-in filter for collecting particles that were airborne. Flooding greatly hinders this filtering. After a flood, instead of holding onto particles, the carpet now releases the newly deposited particles into the air. Our Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) has been certified by the IICRC in cleaning techniques. After the carpet is clean, an assessment of which type machinery is required to best address the problem of remaining odors.

Fogging is a very effective way to rid an area of odors. Because of the water inherent in a disaster such as flooding, dry fogging is often preferred over other methods. Dry-fogging is also called thermal fogging. Fogging allows the mist used to penetrate every nook and cranny. The deodorizing particles in the mist then bind with those particles that cleaning could not remove. Before we consider our work complete, your waiting room can be “Like it never even happened.” No more water, and no lingering fish odor to irritate your clients or your staff.

When your practice has flood damage, there is no need to cancel your clients' appointments. Instead, call us, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood to make your appointment. We can be reached at all hours of the day or night by calling us at (201) 266-0482. We can begin work within the hour, ensuring that your clients will not miss their next session with you.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood Handles Commercial Restoration Issues

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

commercial fire sprinkler A broken fire sprinkler can lead to water damage throughout an office building.

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 damage company in Teaneck can help make things normal again. Even if the water seems minimal, when it covers a large area,  they 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 Of Teaneck / Englewood'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 moisture before it can soak into materials. Extracting moisture that may 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 Limit Water and Secondary Losses to Your Business.

Other Commercial Property Water Damage Problems

Heavy damage to commercial properties in Teaneck can be caused by things such as rain storms, broken pipes, humidity, faulty appliances or slow leaks. This can lead to mold or bacterial contamination if you do not have it cleaned up properly. A full-service restoration companies near Bergen County we can help your business recover from any damage caused by water. We understand that the damage needs to be mitigated quickly to minimize the downtime your business is experiencing, and we have 24-hour emergency response, every single day of the year in Teaneck and the surrounding areas.

Our team  will identify what is causing the water damage in your Teaneck building and will work alongside utility companies and commercial plumbers to make sure your building is secure against any damage or loss. We will also get rid of any debris and hazards and perform the extraction of water from your commercial property.

Once we have removed all the standing water, our dehumidification team will start the drying process of your structure using equipment and techniques which are state-of-the-art. If there is category 3 sewage water present in your building, our professionals who deal with hazardous materials will use antimicrobials to ensure your building is decontaminated and to protect you and your staff against any health risks.

Part of the restoration process includes  using special treatments to avoid mold growth in your building. In cases of long-term moisture where mold is already found, our credited mold remediation specialist team will clean and get rid of as much mold growth as is possible. We’ll also decontaminate your property to stop any more issues with these fungi, and we can work alongside certified environmental hygienists to give testing and clearances so you and your staff can have a peace of mind.

After cleaning up the water, our journeymen carpenters will start to repair the areas of your property which suffered water damage. We’ll work with you and your insurance company to figure out if areas of drywall, flooring or cabinetry will need to be removed and replaced or if they can be fixed. We will give you full-service commercial reconstruction and restore any aspect of your property which includes repairing drywall, replacing flooring, installing new cabinetry and more. Your facilities heads will be able to work alongside local code inspectors and our project managers, so your business is restored in a manner which is timely, meeting and even exceeding all the requirements for both local and state.

We have the equipment and the staffing to take care of a commercial water loss of any size, and we have handled some of the largest county hospitals, property management firms, water districts, universities and government agencies. We can help you recover from industrial plumbing failure and major floods.

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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When Heavy Rains Cause Flood Damage to Your Bergen County Home You Need SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy rainstorm Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians are ready 24/7 at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood.

Handling Groundwater After A Flood In Bergen County

When heavy rain pours down in Bergen County, flooding outside can cause you problems inside your home. When a flood takes place, water can get deep outdoors and then find its way into your structure by saturating through exterior walls and entering through door seals. Sometimes excessive rains can fill up the groundwater table underneath your building. When this happens, water will trickle into your home from the ground. Groundwater getting into your home after a flood can cause you contamination issues as well as problems with ruined contents and building materials.

The presence of moisture inside your home when it came from the ground can cause you a couple of different problems. Muddy water can rise from your floor after a flood in Bergen County, and when it does, it gets treated the same as a category three damage situation or sewage backup. When dealing with water coming in from the outside, there is always a chance that it is contaminated. Even rainwater may contain harmful bacteria and parasites, so it is classified as category two or gray water. Water that is muddy is most likely harmful, so it is considered black water which is the same as sewage water.

When working with category three water situations, our professionals take extra measures to make sure harmful bacteria does not contaminate your entire home. Any porous materials such as carpet that meet groundwater get disposed of in sealed plastic bags. When drying out other materials that were water damaged, we seal off the area with a plastic barrier so that no contaminants can get released into the air. We then attach an air scrubber to the side of the containment chamber so that it sucks the contaminated air through a HEPA filter before it gets released back into your airflow.

After the affected materials are dry, our crew sanitizes the affected area with disinfectants and antimicrobial chemicals. If you ever notice groundwater rising into your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

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Fire Damage Assessment for New Milford Property Owners

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home When you have a fire damage emergency, we are already nearby and ready to help. Call us. (201) 266-0482

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood's Fire Damage Assessment for Your New Milford Home Is the Smart First Step

Dealing with the aftermath of a house fire is a difficult reality for a  New Milford homeowner. In addition to destroying interior property and irreplaceable personal treasures, the fire can weaken the structural integrity of your house. As a result, many residential property owners find themselves feeling emotionally frail and anxious about restoration expenses once the fire has burnt out. However, securing a professional fire damage restoration company in New Milford can help homeowners limit damages, save money, and restore the property quickly. One of the first and most important parts of the professional restoration process is the assessment of fire damages. Learn more about what this process involves and entails by reading this brief overview:

Analyzing Superficial Damage.

One of the first steps following the fire is determining how much superficial damage has befallen your property. Typically, the restoration specialist will begin outside the property and check for manifestations like missing shingles, damaged chimneys, melted objects, and other signs of exterior deterioration and ruin. Additionally, the local company may examine your roof and other exterior areas of the property. You should also look over these areas and use a video recorder or camera to record damages. This will help you obtain optimal coverage from your insurance company.

Examining Internal Damage.

In addition to examining the exterior of your home, fire cleaning experts will determine the extent of internal damage done by the fire. During this component of the assessment, our team can make a critical difference. Our assessment and inspection utilizing a corporate-wide technology called the Contents Claim Inventory Service--(CCIS.) This categorizes  room-by-room content as salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The CCIC is an effective tool for dealing with your insurance company, which SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood is not. But we do work closely with these providers, looking out for your best interests. We will walk through the property and look for damages to windows, bathtubs, vents, ducts, ceilings, floors, roof, sinks, and walls. They will also analyze the interior to determine whether your ceilings, walls or foundation are structurally compromised.

After The Assessment: Water Removal, Cleanup and Repair. Once our restoration company has completed the property assessment, they will move forward with extracting standing water, if any, to mitigate water damage to furniture and building materials. This extraction helps prevent or slow the onset of mold growth. The cleanup process is also the period during which our IICRC certified technicians will help you salvage any items not destroyed by smoke, water or fire damage. The primary objective of the cleanup process is to prevent further degradation and restore as many items and structural elements as possible.

Related Case Study: Restoring a Kitchen after a Fire

Small kitchen fires can start with little warning, as several sources can cause them. While typically these fires can generate from a mismanaged stove or some short in the electrical systems, the result can often be the same in the localized issues that it causes. The typical effects are soot and smoke damages, which appear in several different ways.

 The aftermath of a  kitchen fire in a  home is rarely if ever the variety that can be cleaned and restored with conventional cleaning methods on your own. The lingering smell alone is not one to readily get masked, which needs the best professional fire cleanup company.

 From the moment that our experts arrive at your home, we get to work on assessing the damage to your kitchen area and any adjacent rooms or surfaces that could have gotten affected by the fire as well. This assessment details what must happen to clean and repair the home, everything from deodorization to controlled demolition and rebuilding services.

 Stove fires especially run the risk of irreparably damaging cabinetry in the kitchen well beyond the ability of even the most skilled restorer. In these cases, our team can remove these unsalvageable components and prepare the area for reinstallation of new materials.

 Contending with smoke damage often involves removing an unsavory smell that lingers behind after the fire has gotten extinguished. Deodorization with thermal foggers neutralize these odor molecules and leaves no discernable scent behind. Given the complexity of some of the other restoration processes to return your kitchen area to its former condition, deodorization is often one of the final steps of our plan.

Kitchen fires are not always wild and widespread, but they can cause damages that you cannot remedy on your own.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is locally owned and operated so we are part of the New Milford, Englewood, and Tenafly communities too. When you have a fire damage emergency, we are already nearby and ready to help. Call us.(201) 266-0482

Time Duration of Smoke & Fire Damage in Englewood

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Time Duration of Smoke & Fire Damage

The cleanup process after a house fire can be a tedious one, and experienced restoration professionals agree that time is of the essence. The longer you wait before enlisting the help of a resto clean-up and repair crew, the more extensive the long-term damage will become in your home or office. Smoke exposure has several detrimental effects on building interiors, including damage to plastics and drywall. Calling a restoration expert like SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood will help to minimize this kind of lasting damage and get your home or office back to the way it was before the fire.

Only a few minutes after the initial smoke exposure, the walls of your home or office get a coating of soot on them that causes any plastics to turn yellow. If any small appliances are close to the source of the fire, chances are high they could become discolored permanently. Some porous materials can also sustain permanent smoke damage in only a few minutes. Common examples of these building materials can include marble or alabaster.

Within only a few hours after the fire is put out, the residue from acid can stain and permanently discolor tile grout. It can also damage porcelain bathroom fixtures, fiberglass fixtures, any metals that do not have protective coating, counter tops and other types of furniture surfaces. If the smoke and fire damage aren't treated for a few days, the acid residues from the smoke will cause permanent yellowing of wallpaper and painted walls. Rusting and corrosion will also be evident on metal surfaces and appliances.

After a few weeks, the smoke damage will become more evident, and the repair costs will go up substantially. Any synthetic carpet fibers will become discolored, and metal corrosion will be obvious on several surfaces. Any glass items will also need to be replaced because of pitting, warping or etching on their surfaces. The same kind of surface damage will happen to China because of their longer exposure to the acid of soot residue. To avoid this kind of extensive fire and smoke damage, it's essential to call a professional restoration company and clean-up crew as soon as possible.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

New Milford Homes Can Be Restored by Our Fire Damage Experts

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

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 must 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 damage to clean up afterward. It is something you do not 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 Of Teaneck / Englewood staff as soon as the fire is out. We are 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 Of Teaneck / Englewood 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.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

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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Englewood Homeowners SERVPRO is Ready 24-7

4/18/2020 (Permalink)

flood in living room No matter if it is a little or a lot of water, our team of certified technicians are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood knows water removal needs to happen quickly no matter what the water type designation, as both clean and gray water can become labeled as contaminated black water within 48 hours of standing after having prolonged contact with building materials and other items.

It is compelling that property owners do not attempt to clean up water spills on their own. Even in a small-scale damage situation, where only a portion of a room appears to be affected by clean water, secondary damage can begin. If the drywall or carpet and padding are soaked, even when the top surfaces seems dry, moisture can dwell below and set up conditions for secondary damages to drywall or subflooring and damp areas may harbor mold.

Fast and thorough extraction of water and deep drying of the interior is crucial, and we have the equipment and knowledge to do it properly. We can offer truck-mounted pumps to small portable units along with evaporation and condensation enhancers like air movers and dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood Offers Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration

Indoor flooding can wreak havoc on your belongings and structural components. Although it mostly happens unexpectedly, the reaction time is crucial. The mitigation process must happen immediately to minimize the damage. The best approach to these types of situations is contacting a trusted, locally-based emergency flooding service.

At SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood, we deal with a wide range of property accidents and can provide home water damage repair in Bergen County. We have the resources and expertise to salvage your property before it is too late. Following IICRC guidelines, we can commence the cleanup process instantly, ensuring that your contents are back to their original state as fast as possible, "Like it never even happened."

Clogged drain pipes are one of the leading causes of property damage. When water backs up in the drain sink, for instance, it can cause considerable damage in the room. Eventually, it may end up ruining your furniture, flooring, and other items. Watch out for signs of poor drainage, which may point to an impending problem.

Clogged rain gutters can also cause flooding and subsequent damage, especially during periods of heavy rainfalls. The water can overflow from the gutter system and drain into the ground surrounding your foundation. SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood technicians can check for any leaks in your basement walls and repair any worn out concrete when necessary.

Another possible source of flooding in the house is your water heater. Leaks in the water heater can lead to big problems and even total failure of your tank. The endless water supply eventually turns into a pond in your home, especially if no one is around to stop it. When this happens, you should contact SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood immediately for emergency flooding services. A faulty washing machine hose should also raise concern, as it can create a lake inside your home and cause wall to wall flooding

We know water

Water in the home can be just as damaging as a fire. Unlike other types of damage, water has three unique categories when it goes where it should not be in a property.

Clean water is the type of in-home flood or spill that might come from a broken pipe, appliance or hot water tank failure.

Gray water can have contaminants, and common sources are from sink and shower, washing machine or dishwasher drains and aquariums.

Black Water comes from flood waters or backed up sewer lines and may contain toxins, contaminants, and sewage. This type of water is treated as infectious waste, and the technicians use the highest safety and disinfectant standards.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood helps property owners with emergency water removal. No matter if it is a little or a lot of water, our team of certified technicians are available 24/7. To get started, call (201) 266-0482, and we can be on site to mitigate any type of water damage within four hours.

Does Your Teaneck Home Need Water Removal Services?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

When damaged ceiling; insulation falling from ceiling tiles When this property exprienced water damage, SERVPRO answered the call. We can restore your home!

Quaint Older Teaneck Homes Often Come with Hidden Water Damage Risks

A newlywed couple recently purchased a charming three-story Tudor Revival house in Teaneck at a bargain price. Little did they know, they had purchased a water-damaged home filled with old, poorly maintained plumbing.

Many times when people purchase a house, they quickly fall in love with the property and fail to examine it for potential flaws, which is how the buyers overlooked the Teaneck home’s water damage. The water leaks and fungal damage were not readily apparent, so they eagerly believed the residence was problem-free.

Issues only started appearing a couple of months after they had moved in. First, one day, the wife noticed some mold on the ceiling of a downstairs closet while retrieving her coat. She did not think much of it then, but later realized it was a sign of more significant problems. The couple continued noticing mold near the same area of their house. Then, one night during a deep freeze, some water pipes ruptured under their second-floor bathroom.

With water pouring from a ceiling hole of their ground-level living room, the Teaneck residents were in a dire position. Water had already saturated their couch and living room carpet, and the situation was quickly becoming worse. There were also other wet patches in the ceiling, as well as moldy areas around the first-floor, which was when the couple found SERVPRO online. Soon after contacting us, we were on-site to clean up the mess and limit further damage.

After stopping the water flow and assessing the situation, SERVPRO started cleaning up by removing water with portable extractors. Technicians pulled liquid out of the waterlogged couch and carpet. Then, they positioned a dehumidifier and several air movers around the room to remove excess moisture. Workers then drilled small holes in wet or moldy sections of the ceiling. They used an injectidry system, connected to the dehumidifier, to pump warm, dry air into the interior area where leakage had occurred. SERVPRO continued dehumidifying the couple’s house until detection equipment showed air and material moisture levels were within the acceptable range.

Our technicians quickly resolved the couple’s water issues and prevented permanent damage. With that said, always check for signs of water damage before purchasing an older home. If you do purchase an older residence and later have problems, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

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Water Inside Your Home Can Cause Severe Damage

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

water spraying out of damaged pipe Do not let a water damage incident stress you out. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can handle it to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage from a busted water line is one of many ways that any home can suffer damage to the interior. While water from a water line is clean water, depending on where this line is located, the water may not remain clean. Becoming contaminated with dirty carpeting, such as is commonly found in basements, can create water that is a different category.

Categories of Water Damage

Clean water coming directly from a water line is Category 1 water. It poses no risks to health or safety unless it meets an electrical source or contaminants. Category 2 water may have contaminants, particularly bacteria in it, and generally comes from rainfall or melting snow. Category 3 water contains pathogens that can make you ill. Water damage is not something that you should wait to clean up. Category 1 water can change quickly into Category 3 water when it has been contaminated by carpets, mixed with water found in basement drains, or is left standing on unfinished basement floors.

Mold Quickly Grows When Given Even Small Amounts of Moisture
When a water line has burst, your first move should be to shut off the water at the valve. This will stop any additional water from entering your home. If any electrical lines are affected by the water, you need to call the power company to shut off the power. You can then remove most of any standing water by using a mop and buckets. If there is too much water, you should call SERVPRO of Teaneck and Englewood right away. We are experts in the removal of water and humidity so that mold will not have a chance to grow.

Mold grows quickly in even low levels of moisture. This is because spores are always present in homes, but are kept inactive because of the normal low-level of humidity and moisture. Having all the water extracted will help prevent this problem. We have special equipment that detects any moisture, and can then pinpoint where these areas are located at. We will inspect the area where your leak was at and any adjacent areas. We will then know exactly where to place our drying equipment for maximum performance.

Water Damage Doesn't Need to Remain Damaged

The mess made by water must be cleaned up quickly to keep the damage from spreading and from changing into worse damage. We are a professional water damage restoration service they can reduce the chances of the damaging effects of the mold by eliminating the water that has flooded your home, no matter the source.

Call SERVPRO of Teaneck and Englewood at (201) 266-0482 and we'll soon have your home back in its pre-damaged state again.

We Act Fast In Teaneck After A Flood

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

A picture of one of our air movers Our air movers are often used in conjunction with dehumidifying equipment to aid the drying process after water damage.

Flooding has occurred in my property. What is the best step to take?

Flooding has occurred in my property. What is the best step to take?

Hire flood restoration experts from SERVPRO to restore your flood damaged Teaneck property.

In the township of Teaneck, flood hazard areas vulnerable to flooding exist. Flooding in those areas results in the loss of property and life and health and safety hazards. The other common consequences of flooding include the disruption of business and government services. Taking steps to clean up, dry, and disinfect your house can prevent costly secondary destruction.

What can our team do?

At SERVPRO, we offer flood damage restoration services that help promote safety, public health, and general welfare. When you contact us to mitigate the flood damage in your Teaneck home, we can remove the stagnant water, silt, mud, broken glass, and other debris that floodwater could have brought into your home. Our actions are meant to:

  • Protect human health.
  • Reduce flood damage restoration costs.
  • Reduce the prolonged interruption of your daily life.

Why is it vital to remove water fast?

If water remains standing in your home for extended periods, it can continue causing secondary destruction like warping of wood, rusting of metal, and mold growth. Our crew can begin the dry out process by using:

High pressure pumps to extract standing water fast
Air movers and dehumidifiers to remove humid air
Thermo-hygrometers to track the humidity in affected rooms
Penetrating or non-penetrating moisture meters to track how much moisture is in building materials.

Our SERVPRO team has the tools and experience required to reduce the risks from hazards like weakened floors, which may collapse, exposure to fiberglass insulation, and mold spores. These are some hazards associated with flood damage restoration. Our team can also complete dry out tasks successfully in a manner that reduces overall damage and the risk of future issues. We also have the expertise and tools to dry confined spaces such as attics and crawl spaces. These spaces are typically hard to enter and exit, and they also lack ventilation. Such areas may contain electrical wiring, infectious waste, and other hazards, but we can deal with them.

Do not let a flooding incident stress you out. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can handle it to make it, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (201) 266-0482.

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Mitigating Fire Damage Calls for the Help of Skilled Professionals in Teaneck

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

"Fire" Your fire damage needs SERVPRO’s tools and reliability.

Our Fire Damage Experts are Trained in Fire & Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning

The fallout of a fire in your home sends smoke and soot circulating throughout the structure. Once this residue comes into contact with cooler surface areas, such as your belongings and building materials, it adheres and causes damage. Unfortunately, this residue flows through cabinets, ceilings, and walls in your home, making it difficult to remove without the help of trained professionals with restoration skills and experience.

When you call the SERVPRO team in for help with fire damage in Teaneck, we get to work by assessing your interior. This allows us to determine the best and most efficient way to clean your home to free it from sticky smoke and soot residue. We often start by dry or wet cleaning of the ceilings and walls, followed by other structural components that require cleaning and restoration.

Kitchen Restoration

Many house fires start inside the kitchen, so our technicians work to remove soot residue from countertops and cabinets. We use techniques based on the materials and finishes throughout the space. Finished cabinets are addressed with a cloth and water-based detergents. Cabinets and drawers with unfinished wood interiors are cleaned with dry methods, such as a dry sponge or dusting. SERVPRO technicians remove all cabinet and drawer hardware to reach any areas where residues may have gotten trapped.

Lighting and Fixtures

As part of the restoration process, we remove lighting fixtures for proper cleaning. If you have specialty lighting fixtures, such as chandeliers, SERVPRO technicians use careful steaming or hand-cleaning techniques. 

Attics and Crawl Spaces

Smoke and soot may also travel into crawlspaces and attics. We make sure we never leave any space unchecked, including unfinished wood or insulation in these small spaces. Instead of costly cleaning of your insulation, our technicians may suggest removing the first 3 to 4 inches and replacing it with new insulation.

Never leave soot and smoke residue lingering throughout your home after you suffer from fire damage. SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is here to ensure your interior is back to normal fast so that you can enjoy it once again. Call (201) 266-0482, and we will deploy a team promptly to begin an assessment.  

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When Water Damages Your Teaneck Office

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged office buiding Don't let water damage disrupt your office. Call SERVPRO!

Janitors Closet Source of Commercial Water Damage in Teaneck Office 

Sometime after the office closed a supply line in a janitorial closet broke, and the office manager arrived to open the following morning, a large amount of water ran down the hallway and entered the doorways of several offices.  

When the techs arrived at the Teaneck property, they found wide-scale commercial water damage. The techs immediately scoped the premises to determine the exact areas of water loss while extracting the water left.  

Consequences of Hours of Water Exposure

The longer water has the opportunity to remain on floors and within building materials, the more damage it does. Even though the cleanup started in the morning hours, the time the laminate tile flooring spent in the elevated moisture caused the tile to delaminate and for seepage to occur into the subfloor. Although water ran behind the baseboards, it did not have a chance to wick into the sheetrock.  

Drying the Office Evenly

When SERVPRO techs set up drying configurations, it is more than setting up fans and waiting. The techs use clusters of air movers along with dehumidifiers in each section to dry the entire loss area at the same time. During the drying phase, the techs monitor the interior air moisture levels to ensure the process goes as planned.  

Limiting Disruption During Restoration Services

SERVPRO techs know it is tough to have to close an office for water loss cleanup suddenly and even harder if everything got moved around. The techs carefully document anything they have to move during mitigation and try to dry items in place whenever possible. 

Wipe Down and Necessary Repairs

The technicians use professional-grade solutions, some exclusive to SERVPRO, such as their Orange cleaner. Bacteria can establish itself rapidly after a water loss, and the techs work to ensure all areas affected by the event get sanitized and ready for regular day-to-day activities when the office reopens. After the restoration services complete, the techs provide a list of the actions taken as well as the necessary repairs to bring the office to its preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 takes on commercial water damage large or small and uses their restoration knowledge to make the loss, "Like it never even happened." 

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Avoid Delays When Facing Fire Damage in Teaneck

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

fire and smoke coming out of house window Had a fire? Contact team SERVPRO right after the fire fighters leave. We offer efficient fire damage remediation services.

The First Phase Of Fire Damage Restoration In Teaneck Takes Several Steps

Once an inferno ignites on your Teaneck property, professional restoration companies like SERVPRO can prove to help you out quite a bit. The first part of any fire damage restoration project is the initial inspection or project initiation phase. This first procedure involves identifying exactly how we can help you restore your home to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened." During these initial procedures, we research as much as we can. 

During every fire damage project in Teaneck, our SERVPRO technicians evaluate your property by completing a thorough walk-through of your building. During this first inspection, we can determine the best way to help you resolve the issues created by the disaster you recently suffered. Before we can provide you the homeowner with a good plan of our restoration procedures, we must first investigate not only the problems that exist but also test the procedures we plan to take to make sure that they will prove to be effective.

We start every restoration project by first commencing the lead intake and research step. Whenever we initially get a call from you, the homeowner, we put your information into our database system and conduct any research we can about your property before we arrive at your residence. Next, we make contact with you and inquire about what exactly happened to you. After we get all of the information that we can over the phone, we then schedule the best time for us to arrive at your house.

Once we determine a good time to meet you at your dwelling, we can promptly show up and introduce ourselves to you. After we make the initial contact with you, and we receive work authorization from you to begin, we complete the initial inspection estimate step. This step includes doing a complete and thorough walk-thru of your building so that we can figure out the overall project scope and determine which of your building materials and contents we can save and which ones we cannot.

During any property restoration project, having pre-set procedures that are consistent helps us provide quality customer service. If you ever need assistance after a fire, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Kitchen Sink Water Cleanup in a Teaneck Home

2/15/2020 (Permalink)

Woman by leaking sink No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

You Want The Professionals By Your Side In The Event of Any Water Incidents in Your Teaneck Home

Whether the source is a damaged pipe or accidentally leaving the sink running, leaks and overflows can cause significant damage to kitchen floors. Vinyl flooring is especially vulnerable to water-related disasters and can lose its adhesion to the floor after some exposure to moisture. Worse still, this water can penetrate subflooring without your knowledge and cause further structural damage. 

If your Teaneck residence needs water cleanup that is fast-acting and precise, IICRC technicians at SERVPRO are happy to lend a helping hand. SERVPRO prides itself on having over 1,700 locations in the United States and Canada, making its franchises positioned so that they can always respond quickly to disasters and restore homes to their preloss conditions. 

Preventing Kitchen Sink Leaks

  • Perform regular checkups. You do not need to be a professional to detect issues even if they require an expert to fix them. Look closely at your pipes for abnormalities every so often to catch small leaks before they become big problems.
  • Insulate exterior pipes. Even hot climates can deal with frozen pipes occasionally, which can cause them to burst and bring gallons of water into your home. 
  • Keep storage areas clean. If the cupboard under your sink is littered with haphazardly-placed cleaning products, consider organizing them in such a way that you can easily see the pipes and the area underneath them to detect moisture. 
  • Keep the little things in mind. Something as simple as an old fitting or loose washer can cause a leak. If you see water dripping from the pipes, shut off the water to that area and get a professional to maintain your pipes as soon as possible. 

SERVPRO Quickly Extracts Water

SERVPRO can quickly prepare your kitchen for extraction and drying using portable, back-mounted extractors. These extractors can lift 140 inches of water and are highly effective for preventing the migration of water damage to other areas in your home.  The toe-kick can be removed and have small holes drilled in it to dry inside of kitchen cabinets. A polyethylene drying chamber can be constructed to contain the drying area and accelerate the moisture removal process with air movers and dehumidifiers

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is a service you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (201) 266-0482 for disaster cleanup that starts when you need it.

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We Respond To Any Size Fire Disaster In Englewood

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

A corner in a bedroom wall that is covered from top to bottom in fire damage We set up a hydroxyl generator to help purify the air after a fire disaster hit this home. Call us right away, we are available 24/7.

Enjoy Professional Results with Fire Damage Restoration in Englewood

Structure fires can be devastating regardless of the size. The more time that it takes to extinguish the fire fully, the more damage is left in its wake. The best way for you to make sure that you get the cleanup completed promptly is to contact the professionals at SERVPRO. We have technicians that work fast to ensure that the burnt materials get cleaned up to lessen the chance of pungent odors festering and growing stronger.

No matter the size and scope of the fire damage restoration job in Englewood, our skilled SERVPRO technicians work fast to get you back into your home quickly. We are here to restore your living space to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Fire Damage

When a fire breaks out within your home, burnt particles, smoke, and soot residue are left to linger. When this happens, unpleasant pungent odors develop. Even when moving as quickly as possible to remove all of the charred belongings and materials, it might be necessary to employ further deodorization methods to ensure your home is free of all foul odors. 

Once you call us for fire damage restoration, our SERVPRO technicians arrive and secure the building by inspecting your home to rule out safety hazards. We can then begin removing items damaged by fire, double-checking to ensure no moisture is left behind. Even though many materials and items might need removal or replacement, there are some situations where our technicians can save them with proper cleaning and disinfecting processes.

Should building materials like your home’s wooden studs show to have less than ¼” of charring, SERVPRO technicians remove the charred portion and then apply a sealant. Slight charring is fixed simply by scrubbing or sanding to remove any burnt portion. Soda blasting or dry ice blasting is also very useful in ensuring all damage mitigated.

No matter the scope of the fire damage restoration project, you can count on us at SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood to get you the results that you need in a timely manner. Give us a call at (201) 266-0482, and we can send out a team to begin an assessment as soon as possible.  

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You Can Trust SERVPRO to Perform Fire Damage Restoration in Your Teaneck Property

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen cabinets with fire damage.  Give SERVPRO a call when it comes to your Teaneck home fire damage.

Fire damage to your Teaneck home can get very serious.

After a fire, there is no time to waste. You can end up spending a lot of money on fire damage repairs because of failing to act fast. Calling a professional restoration company like SERVPRO immediately after the incident can help you prevent further losses.

With decades of experience and access to world-class equipment, we can handle the fire damage in your Teaneck residence effectively. We have a highly skilled and licensed team of experts. Immediately we receive your emergency call, we can get to your property in less than an hour since we understand that fire damage can worsen if restoration efforts do not begin promptly.

During a fire incident, synthetic and organic materials emit pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and chlorine dioxide. These pollutants can cause health problems to the occupants of the property if it is not restored professionally. Our team can clean up and restore all the surfaces that have smoke residues. We have various products that can remove soot effectively from different surfaces. For instance, we can use dry cleaning sponges to remove smoke residues from affected surfaces. These are rubber sponges that do not contain any chemical products for washing surfaces. Instead, they clean surfaces through absorption and friction. Our technician presses, rubs and pulls the sponges across the soiled surfaces to remove soils.

The fire may have caused soot damage and charring to untreated trusses, rafters, concrete, and metal. These surfaces can darken and smell of burning. To remove the blackness and odor quickly, we can use dry ice blasting. This technique can remove soot and other residues from hard surfaces without damaging them.

If your HVAC system has sustained smoke damage, we can clean or replace reusable filters and replace disposable filters. If the fire ruined ductwork and it is not possible to remove soot through standard methods, we can replace them. 

After we complete the cleanup process, smoke odor can persist in your property. We can use a combination of different techniques to remove the smoke odor successfully. For instance, we can use odor counteracting beads that give off pleasant fragrances to freshen up the areas we are treating. Our team can also apply deodorizing pellets to a specific area or your entire home to deal with the unpleasant odors. These are odor absorbers, which are formulated to control lingering smoke smells continuously. Our prompt restoration services can enable you to return to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible.

When dealing with the aftermath of a fire incident, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 immediately to restore your property and its contents. We can handle the fire loss to make it seem, “Like it never even happened."

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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)

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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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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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Why Fast Water Removal Is Essential in Your New Milford Home

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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The Importance of Performing Water Cleanup in Your New Milford Home Speedily

Water problems are a nightmare for property owners, especially when vast volumes of water are involved. A washing machine leak or a burst pipe can cause water to pool in your home and damage the contents and structures in its path. Dealing with a water loss incident can be time-consuming and costly.

The sooner you perform water cleanup in your New Milford residence, the higher the chance of restoring it cost-effectively. You can seek help from SERVPRO to clean up and dry your home quickly. One component that water can ruin is furniture. It can cause the furniture to weaken or act as a food source for mold. Some types of furniture are sensitive to water and can turn white shortly after coming into contact with it. Other furniture can swell or become discolored after prolonged exposure to water.

When exposed to water, electrical appliances can malfunction or cause electrical hazards. Corrosion is one of the most frequent causes of destruction that occurs in electronic equipment. If the damage is not severe, you may repair the equipment. We can work with electronics restoration specialists who can repair your ruined appliances. If the damage is severe, you can dispose of the ruined appliances and file a claim with your insurer.

If the water has saturated your carpet floor, removing it is more difficult because of the fabric composition. The carpet can become discolored depending on the material used to make it. Removing water from carpets requires the use of appropriate cleaning equipment and cleaning methods to prevent damage.

Our SERVPRO team can pretest and pre-inspect your carpeting to choose the right cleaning method. Our technicians can identify the various fibers used to manufacture carpets. We can involve you by testing the carpeting in your presence and explain for which we are looking. The tests we use to identify carpet fibers include:

  • Specific gravity test
  • Chemical test
  • Burn test

After a water intrusion incident, the walls can also sustain damage. Water-soaked walls tend to become discolored. Yellow spots can appear on white-colored walls after some time. When drying walls, one of the impediments restorers face is a water barrier. This barrier is a material that prevents moisture from evaporating from walls. We can remove the outer vapor barrier or perforate gloss paint to speed up the drying process.

When there is water damage in your home, you need to act quickly to prevent further issues. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood has experienced technicians who can assist you in cleaning up the affected areas. Call us any time at (201) 266-0482.

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Proof That SERVPRO’s Techniques for Commercial Mold Damage in Milford Is Exactly What You Are Looking For

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

black mold on an orange wall Mold damage in your cafe of other business can certainly deter and disgust customers. Contact SERVPRO for a quick assessment and remediation.

New Milford's Commercial Mold Damage Repair Crews Discuss The Importance Of HEPA-Filtered Vacuums

Mold only needs an organic food source, moisture, and time to develop inside your cafe in New Milford. Anyone in the food business knows that the utilization of large amounts of water makes spills and leaks more likely. Once building materials or stored products get wet, commercial mold damage is expected to take place. If you ever notice fungal contamination inside your place of business, it is wise to call in the experts at SERVPRO.

Once a fungus forms, it starts releasing seeds or spores into the air for reproductive purposes. These microscopic spores can spread and cause commercial mold damage inside your New Milford cafe in areas other than the spot it initially developed. Since mold can cause health effects with some people, it is important to remove it from your foodservice company's building. Once fungi develops, it will continue to release spores unless it gets properly removed. Our SERVPRO team can use advanced technology and specialized techniques to remove contamination while reducing the chances of it spreading at the same time.

Once a section of your restaurant gets contaminated by mold, its spores can spread then settle on surfaces near to and far away from the initial source. To prevent these spores from growing into fungi, we can vacuum up affected areas and sections of your building that could have been contaminated. We can use vacuums that have HEPA filters in them so that any harmful particles get trapped in the filter as the vacuum sucks air into its bag.

In some cases, agitation methods, including scrubbing, sanding, and sandblasting, can be used to remove fungal contamination. When this occurs, we can first seal off the work area with plastic so that spores cannot spread during the removal process. Then we can use the HEPA vac to clean up any particles created by the agitation process. For example, if sanding a contaminated wall inside your cafe creates dust inside the contained area, we can use the vacuum to suck it up so that we can help prevent mold spores from becoming airborne and spreading.

If you ever suffer from mold contamination inside your cafe in Englewood Cliffs or Tenafly, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482. Once we finish your restoration project, your restaurant will be restored to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened."

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Teaneck Homeowners Rest Easy Knowing SERVPRO Can Restore Biohazardous Conditions, "Like it never even happened."

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

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How We Manage Bio-Threats to Teaneck Residents

Our biohazard recovery team is one of the most experienced and well-trained units of our SERVPRO brand, helping us to provide exceptional service to Teaneck homes in their time of crisis. With so many situations that can fall under the heading of this niche of the industry, we must continually prepare to face any of these threats swiftly and confidently. With a focus on the safety of our team members and the occupants of the house, we can quickly work to manage active bio-hazardous threats.

Our customers need a range of services when they call for biohazard cleanup in Teaneck homes. From toilet overflows to crime scenes, each team member must pursue continued educational opportunities to remain fresh and experienced with all types of loss possible to our region. For this same reason, we encourage our technicians to gain certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in related niches such as carpet cleaning, upholstery/fabric cleaning, odor removal, and even lead abatement.
There is little that might be safe for homeowners to do until our qualified SERVPRO team arrives at your house. In many cases, especially situations like the aftermath of animal infestations that can be common during the winter months, it can even be a hazard to get exposed for prolonged periods to decomposition or other threats that might exist. The ideal solution is to remove yourself and your family from the house when necessary to avoid any potential health effects while our skilled team gets to work on cleanup and recovery.
Our fast response to these emergencies is an element of our SERVPRO service that helps to set us apart. We have recovery specialists on-call 24/7 to mobilize when any disaster affects your property. We can often reach bio-threats within hours of your initial call, ensuring that we can protect your home and its occupants as much as possible. We can handle the cleaning and containment of contaminated water, sewage, infestations, drug labs, crime scenes, and noxious odors.
With our level of experience in bio-recovery combined with our accreditations through the IICRC and the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA), our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team gets prepared for nearly any disaster that could affect your home. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

Teaneck Business Proprietors Count on SERVPRO for Blood and Trauma Removal

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Small Logo-Wrapped SERVPRO Vehicle Parked When in Need of Blood or Trauma Cleanup with Empathy--Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood for Professional Help

Professional Blood Cleanup Services in Teaneck

Unexpected trauma, unfortunately, can occur anywhere and at any time in Teaneck. No industries are immune, including industrial, retail, dining, healthcare, school, and recreational venues, among others. When an accident or tragedy involves blood loss or other bodily fluids, conventional cleaning protocols are inadequate. These substances are considered biohazards, and you need appropriately trained and certified technicians to help with the removal and disinfection procedures. Our team can help.

Bloodborne Pathogens Threaten Health and Welfare in the Workplace
When you manage a health club and fitness center in Teaneck, blood cleanup can be an issue after an injury or accident. Blood is a biohazard, no matter how the loss occurred. A slip and fall by a pool, collision on the basketball court, or accident in the food preparation area of the snack bar can all result in significant blood loss. Like any public place, criminal activity also can increase the chance of a traumatic injury resulting in the need for professional blood removal and sanitization. We are coached to act with empathy and compassion for difficult situations.
OSHA, State, and Local Requirements
Your health club employees are at risk of occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) mandates specific protocols to address these concerns. State and local health rules also apply for blood cleanup and the disposal of this hazardous waste. SERVPRO management and biohazard technicians are trained and certified in the applicable protocols. We can clean blood and other fluids thoroughly, protecting individuals from the hazards resulting from contact.
SERVPRO Has the Equipment, Tools, and Products Mandated for Blood Cleanup
Standard precautions include personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, clothing, masks, eye protection, and face shields, to protect from exposure to infectious diseases. SERVPRO technicians wear PPE during blood cleanup. We establish a containment area during the project to prevent the spread of the blood or other fluids. Often we seal off the space with plastic sheeting and air scrubbers to limit airborne migration of any contaminants. The cleaners and disinfectants we use are tested and registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), capable of eliminating the pathogens blood can carry.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood offers the specialized equipment, products, and specific training needed for commercial blood cleanup. We are available to arrange biohazard mitigation and remediation 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.

Why Hiring SERVPRO Is Your Best Option After Water Damage Strikes Your Home

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Recommends Pack-Out Services After Flood Damage in Englewood

What started with a trickle ended up as a flood when a “training” system of rainstorms dumped several inches of water in one day in Englewood. A “training” system is when several storm cells move over the same general location for hours. Flash flooding results, often resulting in residential water incursion requiring professional help. If you find yourself bailing out rather than enjoying the sound of a late summer shower, give us a call.

Flooding Damages Structure and Contents

Your basement or lower levels experience the most stress when flood damage invades in Englewood. Unfortunately, you might now regret using that space for storage or extra living space. Temporarily moving furnishings and items out of the basement during flood remediation makes sense for several reasons, why we often suggest it as a possibility.

Technicians Focus on Water Removal and Drying

When flooded spaces are filled with furniture, boxes, and other stored items, our technicians spend much time shifting things around during remediation. Avoiding this distraction is one reason why SERVPRO offers a pack-out option, moving items to our production facility during the flood recovery project. Our on-site crew can pump and extract water without impediment after the move, speeding the process. Drying equipment works more efficiently when the humidity load in the affected spaces lessens with the move-out of wet contents.

Flood-Damaged Contents Need Specialized Attention

Trying to evaluate the individualized needs of the broad array of documents, clothing, toys, furnishings, electronics, and more is nearly impossible when working in inches to feet of floodwater. Our detailed Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) utilizes lists, pictures, and barcodes to help us keep track of your property. Secured away from the flooding, our Content Processing Technicians (CPT) inspect your packed-out property. The space and time pack-outs offer are why SERVPRO is so successful in matching damage to research-based strategies that can clean, dry, disinfect, deodorize, and restore items to functionality and appearance. 

Insurance Coverage Contingent on Documentation

Recovering articles you feared were ruined is the happy result of a successful pack-out. SERVPRO always operates from a restoration viewpoint, saving you time and money. We consult continuously with you and your insurance company as we work on your property at our production facility. The goal is to save your memories and protect your pocketbook.

Training and practical options are why SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood stand out when severe storms cause flooding that threatens both your home and its contents. Call us at (201) 266-0482 to set up an assessment.

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Our Certified Technicians Are Prepared For Your Englewood Flood Damage

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

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Restoring Your Englewood Home After Flood Damage is Straightforward with Expert Help  

Surface water flooding is a threat in urban areas. It typically happens when the drainage system is unable to cope with the large volume of water that hits the ground after several hours or days of heavy rainfall. This kind of flooding is common because of interrelating factors like the increased frequency of heavy rain, an increase in hard surfaces, and inadequate maintenance of drains. 

Flood damage in your Englewood home can be deep-rooted and devastating. It may cause structural damage or undermine the structural integrity or foundation of the house. Therefore, it is vital to investigate and repair any flood damage in full. Extracting the water and eliminating all the moisture helps prevent secondary damage to a home. 

An experienced restoration company like SERVPRO can help you return your property to its pre-incident condition quickly and effectively. Our well-trained technicians can evaluate your home to determine the extent of the destruction and come up with a plan of action to dry the affected areas thoroughly. When you contact us to restore your property, you can expect the following: 

•    A prompt response 

•    A fair, fast and written estimate 

•    Certified professionals ready to complete the work 

•    Courteous and professional crew 

•    High-quality work to restore your home to its original condition 

Our technicians can use heavy-duty water extraction equipment to remove standing flood damage from your house. We spend enough time extracting water since it expedites the drying process. To dry a home faster, our ASDs can also use portable heaters to raise the temperature of rooms to between 70 and 80 degrees since hot air holds more moisture. Mold proliferates in damp, dark places like behind drywall and sub-floors. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) can dry out your house before this occurs or remediate the issue if mold growth has begun. 

After removing the water, we use high-powered air moving and dehumidification equipment to dry the furnishings, walls, and flooring, among other areas. We have structural cavity drying equipment that enables us to force air into or out of wall cavities and other hard-to-access areas to ensure efficient drying. Structural drying equipment has higher pressure capabilities. It can overcome the restriction of air delivery systems with a small diameter and tight air spaces where moisture can be trapped. We can fix attachments to this equipment to filter, direct, or manipulate air. 

To determine if a home is dry, our SERVPRO crew can use infrared cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. After drying your house, we can use odor removal equipment like hydroxyl machines to eliminate any smells that the floodwater caused. 

A professional restoration following flood damage in your Teaneck, New Milford or Tenafly home is essential to maintain the integrity of the property. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Why Residents of Teaneck Need SERVPRO Restoration Services after Property Damages

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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For All Your Restoration Needs, SERVPRO is Here to Help

Our industry-leading technology, training, and availability are just a few reasons why residents of Teaneck choose us for restoration services. A decade's worth of experience working across four commercial districts has helped us to refine our approach to fire, water, storm, and mold damage restoration. From the first phone call to the final walkthrough, our communication, compassion, and dedication have earned us a reputation as one of the leading providers for restoration services here in Bergen County. Contact us anytime when property disasters strike for qualified, local technicians.  

Fire Damage Restoration

In the event of a fire at your property, the initial action is an obvious one, the fire department. However, once the flames are extinguished you, the homeowner, are left with several areas of damage, including charring, soiling, and malodors. Our restoration services for fire damage in Teaneck are available in as little as four hours of notification of loss with the equipment and expertise to bring your home back to its preloss condition.  

The primary source of malodor is soot and smoke residues. Combusting synthetics release several chemicals into the atmosphere which are attracted to cooler surfaces in the home. This hot seeking cold phenomenon is why areas, where the soiling is at its worst, are inside cabinets, draws, or ventilation shafts. The fastest way for our SERVPRO crew to tackle malodor in your Teaneck home is by cleaning these areas using powerful oil and water-based cleaning agents to remove the source of the offending odor.  

Stubborn malodors may remain even after the sources of odor have been removed. Increased air-pressure from a fire can force odors inside furniture. SERVPRO use chemical pairing agents that pair with odor particles and neutralize them. We disperse these chemicals by vaporizing them in a thermal ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers. Since the conditions of the odor were created by hot smoke, creating a warm vapor similar to how malodor dispersed ensures the areas affected by smoke damage are similarly treated with deodorants. 

Water Damage Restoration

Unwanted moisture in your Teaneck home can damage furnishings, create unpleasant odors, and promote mold growth. We operate an essential service for fast-drying your property after water damage in Teaneck, Englewood, and parts of New Jersey. These matters are exceptionally time-sensitive with prolonged exposure to moisture, increasing the risks of permanent damage. SERVPRO is here to mitigate against further damages while restoring your home to its pre-incident condition.  

The proper drying of your Teaneck home relies on several stages that combine to form a complete restoration service. First of all, extraction equipment must be brought in to remove excess water. Truck-mounted extraction units can remove hundreds of gallons a day. Portable extraction units can be brought on-site for areas of restricted access and are also up to 1,200 times more efficient at water removal than dehumidifying alone. SERVPRO  can mobilize both types of extractor quickly to mitigate the immediate dangers to contents and structure.  

Removing large amounts of water from the home is the first stage. The second stage is to dry contents completely, which both tackles odor and microbial growth. Furnishings, in particular, can become stained and require cleaning while wet to avoid the stains becoming permanent. Harsher temperatures, like those created by rapid air-movers used in drying, can shrink fabrics. We may need to remove furnishings from the affected area altogether, while dehumidifiers are brought in to bring down the moisture content of your possessions and prevent warping or buckling of natural materials.  

Storm Damage Restoration

The impact of storm damage in your Teaneck home can range from minor issues to more extensive ones. However, large quantities of standing water are consistently a problem that homeowners must face when presented with extreme weather events. Standing water is heavy, and the extra pressure on floors can cause permanent structural damage if left for a prolonged period. During these times of the year, SERVPRO operates emergency restoration services using local technicians that are on-call for out of hours situations.  

In the event of flash flooding or heavy rainfall entering your property, professional technicians are needed to remove pooling water. SERVPRO can mobilize specialist pumping equipment to transport water from your home to a nearby sewer point. These equipment are gas-powered and fully submersible, allowing us to remove standing water above two inches rapidly.  During this time, your SERVPRO technician can assess whether water is contaminated by pathogens - which are usually present in road overflow or flash flooding - or clean water, which can generally respond well to restoration and cause minor setbacks.  

Contaminants in water may include herbicides, pesticides, or even raw sewage. Our technicians are given Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for precisely this kind of emergency and can take the necessary actions to preserve possessions by establishing cleanrooms, decontamination procedures, and quarantining the affected area. Unfortunately, not all materials can be salvaged with porous materials like drywall requiring removal, demolition, and replacement to ensure your home gets back to its pre-storm condition. 

Mold Remediation

The discovery of mold in your Teaneck home can be a disconcerting experience. However, these microscopic fungi are a natural part of any home environment and even have beneficial medical purposes like penicillin. It is only when mold spores land on wet spots in the home that they begin to reproduce, causing problems for your contents and structure. SERVPRO operate advanced remediation procedures for Teaneck residents to remove mold colonies and prevent them from returning.  

Mold restoration services begin with a thorough assessment of the extent of the damage. SERVPRO technicians trace mold growth from the sign back to the source. Once the cleaning procedure begins, the goal is to remove the mold using agitative cleaning methods while ensuring that mold spores do not become airborne and spread to previously unaffected areas of your Teaneck home. We do this, by establishing a containment area - usually with physical plastic barriers - as well as decontamination zones to prevent mold spreading on shoes, clothing or skin.  

Stubborn soiling from molds may require corrosive cleaning agents to remove correctly. This process can wear away the finish on specific structural contents as well as paintwork but is an essential part of the restoration service. After thoroughly decontaminating the affected area, deodorizing it with water-based foggers and shutting off the source of moisture, we can repaint or refinish the affected area to get it back to a like-new condition. Porous materials that are deemed non-salvageable must also be demolished and replaced to avoid a recurring infestation. 

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is property restoration experts that can be reached twenty-four hours a day at (201) 266-0482 for home callouts.

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We Follow The Necessary Process To Restore Your Teaneck Home After A Fire Disaster

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Tips for Cleaning Up after a Fire Damages Your Teaneck Residence

No matter how large or small a fire is, it causes stress to the victims and significant smoke damage that poses a risk to the contents of a house. If you do not clean up soot and smoke, it may settle on various surfaces and stain them permanently within hours. Since soot is acidic, it speeds up the corrosion and deterioration of vital possessions.

To compound the issue, water from firefighting efforts can ruin items like furniture, electronics, and appliances. Restoring your Teaneck residence after fire damage is a systematic process. You can begin by removing the soot that has accumulated on different surfaces. Cleaning soot is difficult because it has an oily base, especially if many plastic items are burned. This issue makes it daunting to use a rag to wipe off soot from surfaces. Instead, it is necessary to use a cleaning agent to remove the soot. Some items you need to eradicate soot include:

• Large buckets
• Trisodium phosphate cleaner
• Large, heavy-duty trash bags
• Sponges

You also need to wear proper safety attire like goggles, gloves, a plastic body suit, and waterproof boots to avoid health risks. Mix the trisodium phosphate with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Start cleaning at one end of the fire-damaged area and move to the other end methodically. As you clean, examine items for damage and take photos for your insurance claim.

If you prefer to hire professionals to clean up your home, SERVPRO can take care of every detail for you. Our fire restoration process involves mitigating the destruction and providing soot cleanup as quickly as possible. Apart from the visible structural destruction, we can evaluate the contents in your house for recovery based on factors like effect of heat and smoke, replacement versus restoration expense, sentimental value and loss of value.

We can also remove the water associated with extinguishing a fire using shop vacs and then use professional-grade air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry out the affected areas. We monitor our equipment closely to ensure rapid drying time and prevent further destruction.

Our Smoke & Fire Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can also eliminate soot and smoke damage from walls, ceilings, cabinets, furniture, and other surfaces using specialized techniques and tools. We utilize dry cleaning methods to eradicate light to medium non-grease residues or to pre-clean excess residues before wet cleaning.

Our SERVPRO technicians can eliminate surface dust using dusting cloths or feather dusters by lightly wiping or brushing the surface. Dry cleaning sponges and vacuuming can eradicate particulate soiling and light debris. We use wet cleaning methods to eliminate moderate to heavy residues. This process involves using water that may or may not contain a cleaning agent.

When in need of fire restoration services, you can count on SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. We have the knowledge and equipment to make the effect of a fire “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (201) 266-0482 for effective cleanup.

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Flooding Can Cause Damage To Your Englewood Gas Station

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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)

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)

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

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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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The Ultimate Deal on Fire Damage Remediation in New Milford

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

If your fireplace was the source of fire damage in your home, do not despair. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Your Fireplace in New Milford Can Cause Trouble

This winter has been especially tough on those of us living in New Milford. Every time we think milder temperatures are here to stay, it seems like it is time to light the fire again to warm up inside. As cozy as it may sound, your fireplace can be a real hazard. In some cases, it could even threaten to burn down your home or leave it uninhabitable at the very least.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having fire damage to your home in New Milford, make sure to dial SERVPRO as soon as possible. Our fire cleanup team is available 24/7 and ready to move upon receiving your call. Emergencies involving fire and the residue left behind by smoke, soot, and extinguishers are best resolved when we treat them quickly. On the contrary, standing water only damages your property and belongings even more, and your losses can become even more significant.

The first step our SERVPRO team takes is assessing the safety and extent of the damage. With this information, we develop an action plan to remove all remaining water as well as clean and disinfect surfaces covered in soot and smoke. Our experience and knowledge let us know how to tackle each surface to preserve it and not damage it any further with abrasive cleaners. Like you, our goal is to mitigate the loss in terms of time and resources.

A significant byproduct of fire damage is the smell it leaves behind. Many homeowners believe they can eliminate it by using store-bought air fresheners when in reality it requires more specialized solutions. Our SERVPRO team has different options available to make the foul smell go away, from deodorizing pellets to bringing in an ozone generator to chemically counteract the offending odor.

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is your partner in recovering from fire damage. A call to (201) 266-0482 is a call to a group of experts that want to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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The Ultimate List of Resources for Remediating New Milford Flood Damage

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and other storm damage needs to be handled quickly so you’re not left dealing with mold. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

How Can Flood Cuts Help Your Damaged New Milford Home?

There are many steps to restoring your damaged New Milford home after a flood, many of which must begin as promptly as possible to reduce the spread of damage throughout the property. The faster that you can secure the services of professionals to restore your property, the less that floodwater can spread and saturate into materials throughout your home. Many of the mitigation practices of our responding professionals are effective when applied immediately after a flood emergency has occurred.

While many flood damages can affect your New Milford home, many of these widespread effects can get lessened by the prompt response of our professionals. Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24 hours a day to address your emergency and its effects as they happen, never asking any customer to wait for the restorative practices that can save them money and time when disaster strikes.

One of the common mitigation practices that occur when we first arrive at your home is a full assessment of the damage. We can utilize tools like moisture detectors and thermal imagery to determine the moisture pockets and saturation of exposed drywall and other materials throughout your property. Knowing how much of a drywall sheet has become exposed to the pooling water, we can tape off a line to indicate where the moisture begins moving towards the floors on the wall. This line is where the drywall gets cut and removed.

Flood cuts help in two different ways when your home becomes damaged by a flood. The first helpful aspect of this practice is the convenient access to dry wall cavities and other inaccessible areas damaged by the spread of floodwater. Secondly, by our SERVPRO team only removing the damaged portions of the drywall, reconstruction can get done in a fraction of the time and for a smaller price because there is less to replace and afford.

Mitigation needs to begin immediately following a flood in your home. You can reach our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood rapid response team 24/7 by calling (201) 266-0482.

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Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has professional grade equipment to not only get eliminate visible water, but water vapor within your home.

Dangers of Water Damage

When water is on the move, it can wreak havoc on your Teaneck home. Whether it is the result of a faulty appliance, poor plumbing, or natural disaster, excess water should be controlled to avoid compromising the structural integrity of your home. If not addressed, it can damage building materials made of wood, metal, and even cement. The icing on the cake is you have to deal with mold growth in the house, which can cause health effects to the occupants.

If you are a victim of water damage in Teaneck, SERVPRO can help restore your property. We work 24 hours a day, every day of the week and have a swift emergency response service. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with approval from the IICRC. Using advanced water detection and removal techniques, we can return your home to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Initial water damage is instantly identifiable as opposed to secondary damage, which occurs when water changes from liquid to vapor and spreads throughout the building. Once this moisture condensates, it is absorbed by porous materials and creates damage that could appear after a few years. SERVPRO technicians can use extractor fans to get rid of humid air within the structure and eliminate all water vapor.

Water damage can come from different types of water. Clean water is not particularly harmful to humans, but it can cause extensive property damage. Sources include appliance leaks, broken pipes, and sink overflows. Grey water may contain microorganisms and includes water from broken aquariums, dishwashers, and washing machines. Black water is the most toxic. Sewage back-ups are excellent sources of black water.

When black water finds its way to carpets and other porous materials, we may have to replace these items. High-value area rugs with black water damage can be cleaned, soaked in a biocide, re-cleaned, and then dried. However, we have to confirm whether the rugs have reached a sanitary condition before starting the restoration process.

In a water damage crisis, there are many factors to consider. Let SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood ease your mind. As a locally operated business, we have many years of experience in helping residents of Teaneck and Englewood with water damage restoration. For any assistance, call us today at (201) 266-0482.

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When Your Humidity Problem Causes Mold Damage in Your Teaneck Home

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Problems in Teaneck? Call SERVPRO

Mold Remediation? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Solutions

Mold is much like fire and water, a little bit that is under control is normally no cause for great concern. That all changes when humidity becomes too high for more than a couple of days. That is all it takes for mold to grow rapidly and then result in noticeable damage.
In your Teaneck home, mold damage might remain unseen if it is in a hidden area. Dark and hidden locations that are rarely seen are favorite locations for mold. Sunlight can kill mold, if the time mold colonies are exposed to it is long enough. Even when finding it while cleaning or searching for a hidden box of items in storage, the damage itself might not readily be apparent until cleaning reveals what the mold itself was hiding.
A malfunctioning or non-existent dehumidifier can be the cause, as can leaking water lines, or moisture is seeping in through the basement's floors or walls. Overflowing tubs and other basins that were not completely fixed in the past can also be responsible for current problems with microbes, including mildew and other forms of fungi. Correcting the humidity in a home is crucial to successful mold remediation. Otherwise, the problem can soon return.
Cleaning is not enough to remove mold. Areas that are severely damaged must be cut away and replaced, and this demolition must be done with care. Sections of your home that have evidence of problems from microbial activity require tarping up of doorways to prevent the spread of mold into uncontaminated areas. Our technicians receive IICRC training in both remediation and the use of personal protection equipment.
Because mold spores are so small, they cannot be seen by the naked eye. We use air scrubbers to clean the air while we are working, as this has been shown to reduce the number found in the air significantly. In addition to this, finding the leak or another source of moisture is paramount toward preventing future situations from developing. Adding a low-maintenance dehumidifier to your home is another service we can assist with, and this can considerably decrease the chance of a recurring problem.
If you have discovered mold damage in your home, call us. We are local and always available to answer you when you call us. We are SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, and our number is (201) 266-0482.

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Using Your Tenafly Fireplace Properly

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

To keep the air in your home clean and lower the fire risk, you should know how to operate them safely and understand the risks.

How To Properly Use Your Fireplace

Fireplaces are perfect for staying warm and cozy during the colder months. To keep the air in your home clean and lower the fire risk, you should know how to operate them safely and understand the risks. The last thing you want to do is deal with a fire-damaged home from an ill-kept or faulty fireplace.

Ensuring your Tenafly chimney is kept clean is important, as a buildup of creosote is a fire hazard. Damage to a chimney or fireplace can also cause a house fire and fire damage in Tenafly. To keep your fireplace maintained, have it annually inspected and cleaned once every two years or more. Also, do not burn a fire more than a few hours at a time and burn only hardwood that is well-seasoned.

SERVPRO has professionally trained fire remediation specialists. You should have our number on hand in case you do experience a fire in your home from your fireplace. We can clean and repair your home promptly.

When you improperly burn wood, it produces dangerous emissions like organic gas, carbon monoxide, and heavy smoke avoids this by not burning softwoods, wet wood, or newly cut wood. Do not burn wood which has been treated, painted, or made with glue, and do not burn papers which contain dyes or bleaches. Particles in these can clog the air passages in a fireplace and make noxious, carcinogenic, or corrosive gasses.

Watch for a chimney draft which is weak in the fall. The temperature difference between the outdoor air and chimney smoke can create many problems like a faulty chimney, cracks, and smoke which does not rise as fast as it should, causing too much smoke in the house. Another danger is back-puffing. A chimney that is obstructed causes your home to be backed up with smoke. Creosote buildup or soot can create a blockage, as can acts of nature, such as bird’s nests.

Even if a small fire has occurred from a malfunctioning fireplace in your home, SERVPRO can take care of the repair and cleanup for you. It's essential that you notify us as quickly as you can after the fire, soot and smoke continue to do damage to your home until we clean it up. We salvage any of your possessions that we can and ensure the affected area is sanitized when the cleanup is done.

Contact us at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood quickly after a fire in your home. We just need to hear from you at (201) 266-0482, and we take care of the rest, so you do not have to.

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SERVPRO Provides Bergen County Small Businesses with Mold Cleanup and Remediation

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Moisture and Mold in Your Bergen County Book Store? Fast, Fast, Fast--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Common Challenges During Commercial Mold Remediation in Bergen County

Mold develops easily when a building has persistent water leaks or the relative humidity levels exceed 60%. Water spills can also lead to mold infestation if cleanup and drying efforts are inadequate. When mold develops in offices or other similar businesses sharing space, the owners encounter several challenges in the process of eradicating it. With our professional remediation services, you can navigate through the infestation with minimal challenges.
Testing is one issue that can complicate commercial mold remediation in Bergen County. Mold tends to develop in concealed sections of the property such as wall cavities first. One of the early signs of mold is a musty smell, but in shared spaces, there is a need to identify the exact location, so many people spend considerable amounts of money on tests to confirm the location. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, understand that mold is a sign of underlying moisture problems. We can, therefore, help you avoid wasting money by looking for the cause. We use different moisture detection tools including thermal cameras that help identify wetness in concealed spaces. Thermo-hygrometers help us check the relative humidity levels in and outside affected areas.
Mold remediation involves some level of tear down of building materials on walls and other surfaces. Finishes like paint may also come off as the workers scrub off mold residues from surfaces. Hiring different teams to rebuild the areas torn down during the remediation can drive costs higher than expected. Our SERVPRO technicians handle the entire process from clean up to rebuilding and refinishing the affected surfaces.
Mold affects all organic items in properties including furnishings, fabrics such as draperies, and even books. Many older retail shops have circulation which can lead to excess moisture, and then the mold colonization. Cleanup and restoration is, therefore, an extensive exercise which can take long when limited resources are available. Our SERVPRO technicians work as a team, so we have a sufficient workforce to tackle every aspect of the project including moving items and rearranging the place. We also use advanced equipment such as soda blasters to remove residues from structural components. By creating exclusion zones with plastic sheets, we can work on affected areas without disrupting your daily activities.
In case of mold infestation in your workplace, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood to help with remediation. You can reach us at (201) 266-0482 any time.

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Your Best Guide to New Milford Mold Damage Remediation

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Sometimes mold is not visible to the eye but you can smell the musty odor. Contact our team to investigate the situation and find the mold.

Mold Damage Detection and Restoration for Your New Milford Home

Most homeowners in New Milford understand that mold can cause health effects for them and their families, but not all of them know how to detect mold in their homes. There are several things to look for that can indicate you have an issue, so learning what they are is essential in keeping your family in a safe living environment.

If you suspect you have mold and mold damage in your New Milford home, you need to call in an expert remediation specialist, such as SERVPRO. We have the tools that can detect hidden moisture problems in your home, which can also indicate hidden mold growth, as the mold does not need long to grow in the right conditions.

One of the easiest ways to detect mold in your home is if you smell any musty or damp odors. If you have smelled mold, it is not something to spray some air freshener at and hope it's okay. You have a mold infestation, even if hidden in your walls somewhere, that needs to be handled right away. SERVPRO techs use special moisture sensors to detect where the moisture is residing so that we can stop the issue and clean up the mold that has resulted from it.

Previous or current water leaks are many times an indicator that you have mold present. Whether it’s a leak in the roof or a leaky pipe, they can produce moisture in overlooked places. We can find where the issue is here as well and proceed to dry and clean the affected area.

Water intrusion can also be an issue. Whether a pipe breaks or your sewer line backs up, each problem can lead to mold if it is not adequately cleaned. Many times, the issue cannot be spotted right away, which leads to the likelihood of mold. We find the affected area and seal it off with plastic sheeting and use negative air pressure so we can work without spreading the infestation to parts of your home that are clean.

If the problem is severe, we wear PPE, or personal protective equipment, to protect ourselves from breathing in the mold spores. We use antimicrobial cleaning products to remove the mold colonies, as just using household cleaners yourself is not good enough to properly get rid of the mold.

If you see any mold growth, you know you have a problem, although you may not know just how big the infestation is yet. Many times, you cannot see all of it right away, so we make sure to find it all with our tools and expertise.

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is experienced in finding mold and make sure to thoroughly clean your home in Tenafly, Teaneck, or Englewood Cliffs when there is an issue of mold present. Give us a call anytime at (201) 266-0482 if you suspect you have a problem so we can find it and make your home clean and safe once more.

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Our Experts In Englewood Can Save Your Flood Damaged Carpet

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

If you ever notice that your carpet has gotten wet after a storm, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

Englewood's Flood Damage Technicians Talk About Problems With Carpet And Pad

If a storm ever makes its way into Englewood residence, one of the first objects inside your home that can get affected is your flooring materials. Moisture can make its way into your structure during a storm in several different ways and cause flood damage to occur. If water comes in from a leaking window or your roof, it can follow gravity and make its way to the floor. If it floods on the outside, water can get in through the ground or from faulty lower door seals. Once you notice your carpet is wet, it is wise to call in a professional flood damage company such as SERVPRO.

Wet carpets can quickly create other issues inside your home including problems resulting from raised humidity levels. Once porous materials like your carpets get wet, flood damage mitigation in Englewood by our SERVPRO experts can become a necessity. We can take measures to prevent future health hazards from contaminated water and mold growth. When dealing with fabric materials like carpets, we know that rainwater can contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Knowing that water coming from the outside can be harmful we often remove wet materials such as your carpet and pad.

Wet carpeting materials can cause issues with the subfloor underneath it. Removing carpet and pad allows us to dry out the wooden materials making up your floor, thus preventing future fungal growth problems. Besides, when your carpet gets wet, it not only loses its backing and become delaminated, but it can become a source for mildew-like aromas.

If the water coming into your structure is muddy, then it could be classified as a category three situation which is the same contamination level as sewage water. When this occurs, we dry out all of the affected materials and then seal your subfloor with a specialized sealant paint. This sealer traps in any foul odors and helps prevent future microbial formations. If you ever notice that your carpet has gotten wet after a storm, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

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Why Ignoring Fire Damage in New Milford Will Cost You Time and Money

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Team SERVPRO understands that fire affects surfaces differently and appropriate remediation methods are required. Call us right away.

Cleaning Fire Damage Residues From the Ceiling of Your New Milford Home

Smoke and fire damage never stop when the fire has been put out by the fire trucks. There is more that happens behind the scenes which is likely to destroy your belongings if the right actions are not taken as soon as possible. Remember, the water they used to put off the fire is still in your property and if not extracted and appropriate cleanup procedures put in place, then your New Milford property is likely to experience unnecessary destruction. This article discusses some of the actions that we take to prevent such eventualities and return your home to its preloss condition.

Let us start by looking at three main procedures that we use when restoring the walls and ceilings of your fire damaged New Milford property. If your building has painted metal or wood ceilings and it happens that heavy smoke residues settled on its surface, then we may consider using wet cleaning. The method is also appropriate when cleaning dry ash from the mentioned surfaces. If our SERVPRO technicians are cleaning light or medium smoke residues, then we can opt for dry cleaning. It is a technique where we use a cleaning sponge to remove the particles. In most cases, we employ dry cleaning techniques before we can start using wet cleaning procedures – which is only possible when dealing with non-greasy soling.

Some fire damage incidents may leave heavy tar soling or nicotine particles in acoustical, porous or non-porous surfaces. In such situations, our SERVPRO technicians use a method known as peroxide active cleaning. We prefer this method when there are chances of dissolving the coating that exists on blown ceilings. During cleaning, we use disinfectants to deactivate mold spores and reduce the chances of its growth.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood has the experience and expertise to deal with all sizes if fire damage incidents. Prevent your building from experiencing unnecessary loss and call (201) 266-0482 to have all your questions answered.

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If Your New Milford Aquarium Is Leaking Call In Our Experts For Top-Notch Water Cleanup Services

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (201) 266-0482, so we can help protect your home from accidents like this.

Our Water Cleanup Team Removes Water From Leaky Aquariums In New Milford

Fish in an aquarium might benefit your family in several ways, from the relaxing atmosphere to its low-care requirements. Older tanks often find their way into yard sales in New Milford or local online ads, and resealing these can help young families get an excellent, but low-cost, start in keeping beautiful tropical fish.

When you first set up your aquarium, checking for leaks that might cause damage is a good idea, although many only show up later, requiring emergency water cleanup services in your New Milford home. While you house your fish in another tank or receptacle, we can extract the lost water.

Because of the density of organic compounds within aquarium water, we need to start as soon as possible after the leak begins. Aquarium water is not like water from your tap and immediately begins to smell. Cleaning it up requires more than a few towels and some spray deodorizer.

SERVPRO's specialists can extract the water and ensure that everything resorts to its previous state, just “Like it never even happened.” Both wood floors and carpeting can harbor microscopic pathogens and other organic matter that continually produces that distinctive aquarium scent. When goldfish were in the tank, our services become that much more important. Odor control with water cleanup services become crucial toward protecting both your home and your family's comfort level.

After removing the water and cleaning the area using color-safe antimicrobial cleansers, we air dry the area using a powerful air mover and trap any airborne microbes with an air scrubber. Those that remain embedded in your home's floor and other areas that the water flowed on can retain organic substances.

Our water cleanup strategy includes odor control. Slow-dispersing gel packs can become helpful with this type of odor, as can deodorizing liquids injected directly into affected carpeting. These methods show better results when we perform carpet cleaning or thoroughly wash wood floors beforehand and allow them to dry thoroughly. This may require we return the following day to finish the work. Starting too soon, while the area is still damp from our cleaning of the area can diminish our odor control efforts.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood knows families in our area include pets, as well. When these added family members create watery disasters, our water cleanup team is ready to help. Call us at (201) 266-0482, so we can help protect your home from accidents like this.

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Our Team Is Here To Help When Your New Milford Pizzeria Experiences A Water Damage Disaster!

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

A broken pipe in your New Milford pizzeria can make for a terrible day.

Commercial Water Cleanup For Your New Milford Pizzeria

A broken pipe in your New Milford pizzeria can make for a terrible day. You can never predict the amount of damage which strikes your business in an event like this, as the water can leak into walls, flooring, furnishings, and other areas of the building. The water can damage the contents of your shop, plus the structure itself. Plus, the longer the water is left, the more damage is done.

Understanding the importance of needing commercial water cleanup for your New Milford business is essential to getting the repairs needed which can save your property. These situations can strike at any time, and usually, happen when you least expect them. That is why our SERVPRO staff are available to call whenever you need them, and we won’t waste any time getting to you.

Once we find the source of the damage and determine how bad it is, we can begin immediately working on your contents and building. Once we address the root cause of the water issue, SERVPRO technicians start to remove and salvage anything from the affected area that can be salvaged. We then begin to make emergency repairs. We do not want you to have to worry more than you already are, so our technicians also work closely with your insurance company and strive to get your business back to normal operations as soon as possible.

Water from a broken pipe can quickly spread and ruin other areas of your structure. In no time, wood furnishings, books, or records can be damaged or destroyed. Metal surfaces can also suffer damage. Therefore, we must remove any standing water as soon as possible to stop further issues.

We also understand that each day your company can’t be in business is costing you money. If the damage is bad enough to cause you to close up shop during restoration, we work even harder to restore your structure in a timely fashion. We want you back up and running as soon as it is possible. We make certain that there are no lingering contaminants after the process of restoration. If needed, we clean HVAC systems and air ducts.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood understands that when your business in Tenafly, New Milford, or Englewood encounters a water damage emergency, time is of the essence. As soon as you encounter a problem, reach out to us by dialing (201) 266-0482 so our experts can get your business up and running regularly again.

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How Mold in Your New Milford Home Damages Your Personal Belongings

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold travels and can take root on your personal belongings. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold.

Preserving the Contents of a New Milford Home After Mold Damage

Many New Milford homeowners do not understand the debilitating effects of fungal growth to their property and its contents. While many can appreciate how these situations could weaken their structural components or even cause potential health effects to the occupants of the house, an often-overlooked element is an effect that a thriving colony can have on contents throughout the affected area. With softer materials of organic composition, the active spores in the damp area of your property can come to rest on items within the area and cause irreparable damage over a brief period.

When calculating mold damage in New Milford homes, our professionals must determine the spread of the organism throughout the affected area and limit this movement. One of the best ways for our team to accomplish this slowing of the progress is through a combined effort of drying out the area and isolating the affected materials with the use of our purifying equipment like air scrubbers to catch spores traveling through the environment.

Our SERVPRO Contents Department is part of the mitigation team dispatched to a mold damage emergency. We work efficiently to determine which items, furniture, and materials remain at risk of mold growth and exposure by remaining on the premises. The at-risk contents get removed by our technicians and taken to a safe location nearby for focused cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization efforts.

Once the mold colonies have gotten removed in the affected areas of your home and the area has gotten sufficiently dried to prevent further mold growth, restoration work can begin on the damage caused by the organism. Often this includes reconstruction and extensive cleanup. After the completion of this step, removed items from your property can get returned to their original positions.

Mold growth can be very damaging to your home and its contents. Trust in our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood mold remediation specialists to arrive quickly to preserve the items and the materials in your home that can get saved. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (201) 266-0482.

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When A Flood Plagues Your Bergen County Home, You Need Our Experts!

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

When possible, our crew can restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

We Can Help In Flood Damage Situations In Bergen County

Flood water came into your home from the massive storm last night. Since these waters contain dangerous contaminants like chemicals, rodents, dead animals and raw sewage, it is vitally important that you contact professionals like us immediately to deal with the cleanup. Our certified and trained techs aim to thoroughly clean your home and can quickly remove all standing water from the structure.

SERVPRO flood damage techs in Bergen County try to save as many of your personal belongings and household items that they can. We work fast to minimize damages and to preserve contents inside the home. It is of utmost importance for our techs to stop water from seeping into the residence. The crew can check the premises and find and stop the water flow right away. Next, they can begin the water removal stage. They can utilize portable extractors, wet/dry vacuums, wands and pumps to remove water fast. If necessary, we can employ truck-mounted units to move large amounts of water quickly from the affected areas.

In many situations such as a flood, our technicians may need to pack-out various items and contents from the structure like clothing, furniture, appliances, and paper documents. When we remove such materials from home, you can expect our trained techs to keep an accurate inventory and track every item we remove. Taking this step can help with insurance claims and can help the restoration go smoothly. Typically, salvageable items are sitting in contaminated water. When this happens, our techs can remove and clean those items with EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaning agents and sprays to decontaminate everything we take from the structure.

Drying the affected areas is vital to storm restoration. Our team may use air scrubbers to clean and purify the inside air in your home. Plus, we can utilize air moving equipment, heaters, and axial fans to increase the drying stage. Also, our techs may strategically place dehumidifiers in various sections inside the structure to push out dampness and increase moisture evaporation.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood flood damage services can restore your home when possible. Call us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. Our skilled techs are here to help and can assist you in your flood emergency. When possible, our crew can restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

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How Water Damages Your New Milford Basements

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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.

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)

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 New Milford Restaurant's Lunch

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

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 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 your water damage event 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 normal business hours 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 truck-mounted and portable extractors, and pumps to remove standing water from the structure as quickly as possible. 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)

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)

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)

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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Why Water Damage In Bergen County Should Not Be Ignored

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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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Musty Odor Deodorization Following Mold Damage In Your New Milford Home

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

One of the most troublesome things about mold growth in your New Milford home is often the odor that comes along with it.

Odor Deodorization Following Mold Damage

One of the most troublesome things about mold growth in your New Milford home is often the odor that comes along with it. Many people might not even realize that they had a thriving microbial colony in their house without the musty odor that comes along with it. Having professional remediation that can not only remove this odor but also remove the colony thriving in your house, is a wise choice for your home.

Of all the ways that mold damage can affect your New Milford residence, it is important to understand how quickly a colony can spread and grow. The more surface area that this colony takes up, the more widespread this damage becomes. Despite what some websites might have you believe, contending with fungal growth on your own is generally ineffective and can even potentially pose a risk to your health. Mold growth in your home should be handled by professionals like SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians.

Mold damage extends far beyond the musty odor that seems to threaten your comfortable living, however. The materials and structural components will get weaker the longer a mold colony is growing and thriving. This inevitability can lead to the need for reconstruction and replacement in areas too severely damaged to remediate and restore.

Contending with the musty odor is something that every homeowner dealing with mold wants to get removed. This scent can be very powerful and extend far beyond the affected areas where the mold is physically growing. Deodorization is one of the services our SERVPRO technicians offer with remediation, though it is one of the final steps to successfully restoring a home following fungal growth.

Mold growth in your home can cause health effects, which puts more pressure on you to resolve this issue as soon as you find it. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood applied microbial remediation technicians can respond quickly and work fast to remove this hazardous growth from your home. Give us a call 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.

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New Milford's Water Removal Team Describes Different Types of Extraction Equipment

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Whether water damage is external or internal, from burst pipes or clogged toilets, the technicians at SERVPRO effectively dry out your home.

Team SERVPRO Arrives With the Technicians and Equipment to Dry Out Your Property After Water Damage

Any time water leaks into a building in New Milford, removing the moisture promptly can prevent mold development. Since fungi need excessive moisture to form, lowering levels within 48 hours is essential. When dealing with wet building materials and contents specialized extraction and drying equipment gets implemented. During the extraction phase, heavy-duty vacuum systems pull out as much water out of items as they can. After extraction, air movers and dehumidifiers then work to dry out the remaining wet substances.
The goal when beginning any extraction process is to remove standing water and the water from any materials that are saturated. When starting water removal in New Milford, moisture sensors get used to test materials inside your home. A carpet moisture sensor is often used when our SERVPRO technicians first figure out where the affected areas are. The sensor consists of a metal pole with two probes on the bottom. The probes get stuck into a building's carpeting, and a light flashes and buzzer sounds if the region is wet.
Once our SERVPRO crew finds out which areas of the house got wet, we decide on what tools to use for the extraction phase. The major part of any extraction system is the extractor or machine that contains the vacuum motor used to pull up water. Some extractors are portable and are used to get into tight spaces where hoses cannot reach. Other extractors are truck-mounted and also used for restorative carpet cleaning.
If there are two inches or more standing water present anywhere inside your home, our SERVPRO team uses a submersible pump that gets dropped into the water. The pump then sucks up the water and pumps it into a sewer drain such as your toilet. After standing water gets removed, we extract moisture from flooring, carpeting, and furniture containing upholstery.
When extracting moisture from most flooring materials and some carpets, a medium-sized extraction tool gets implemented. If we have to pull water from furniture items like couches, we can use a smaller handheld extraction tool to get into small sections of the couch. If thick carpet materials get heavily saturated, then we can use a heavy-duty, weighted extraction system. When operators use these systems, our technicians stand on top of and ride the machine. The tool uses the weight from the operator to compress the carpet fibers, allowing more moisture to come out of the material.
In most cases, a variety of different types of equipment get utilized to remove moisture from the various materials that exist inside your home. Any time you need assistance with extracting water out of your house, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

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Fire Damage Experts in New Milford Talk About Removing Oily Soils

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Soot damage can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage that smoke and fire has left behind in your home.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Fire Damage Using Their Knowledge About Residues

If a fire ever burns on your property in New Milford, smoke can cause damage even if the flames do not. Smoke is made up of partially combusted materials that rise with the heat coming from the fire. Smoke then hits cooler surfaces and causes soot residues and soils to coat the material. Soot can ruin the finish on various types of surfaces and produce burnt smelling fragrances.
Any time a blaze takes place, it can burn different types of fuels changing the composition of the soils. During fire damage mitigation in New Milford, the removal of soot residues is vital to prevent foul smells. Some soots are extremely difficult to clean while others can easily be wiped off. There are several factors that affect cleanability including the chemical composition of the soil and the type of surface that got affected.
When some types of materials burn they produce smoke that leaves behind oily residues. Oily soils can be difficult to remove from certain surfaces. When dealing with oily substances, our SERVPRO technicians have a few techniques they can utilize. If the surface we are cleaning is porous, then dry removal methods such as dry sponges or a compressed air sprayer can be the best to remove the soils.
If the surface is non-porous, then wet methods can be implemented because the water will not soak the soot into the material and cause more damage. When dealing with oily soot residues, our SERVPRO technicians often use water-based detergents. These specialized detergents can emulsify the oily residues into the chemical.
These water-based detergents are specially designed to dissolve into water and attract oily particles at the same time. The detergents have a water-loving head that mixes with the water and an oil-loving tail that attracts the oily residues. This unique composition allows the detergents to attract both the oily particles and water so that the residues get emulsified into the solution and removed from the affected surface.
When removing soot residues, it is essential to use the proper chemicals and techniques. If you ever need assistance with removing oily soot residues, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

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Commercial Water Damage Technicians in New Milford Explain Dehumidification

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

A broken water pipe at your commercial facility can cause a great deal of water damage. Contact SERVPRO for efficient remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage at Your Commercial Storage Facility

Sometimes problems can take place with severe weather, water pipes, or appliances that negatively affect your New Milford storage complex. Excessive moisture can cause problems with building materials and contents inside your storage business units. If organic materials or contents get affected and stay wet for more than 48 hours, the development and spreading of mold can occur.

Removing moisture as quickly as possible is essential to prevent issues in the future. During any commercial water damage in New Milford, extraction and drying take place to reduce moisture levels as quickly as possible. While the work occurs, measures get taken to reduce a loss of business.
The number one priority when handling problems at your place of business is the safety of your customers and employees. Our SERVPRO technicians often change the way they conduct restoration procedures to ensure safety at your company's property and reduce any loss of income. Any known safety hazards get repaired immediately, or the area gets blocked off and marked with caution tape.

Once our SERVPRO technicians are confident that the work area is safe, the extraction stage begins. First, any standing water that is two inches or deeper gets removed using a submersible pump. Then, specialized extraction equipment gets used to remove moisture from any carpet or contents containing upholstery or any other fabric materials.

After our SERVPRO technicians extract all of the water their advanced equipment allows, we begin rapidly drying out structural materials and contents inside your storage units. When drying buildings, we use the advanced technology of the latest air moving and dehumidification equipment to increase the rate of evaporation. Air movers create air circulation while dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and lower the relative humidity inside the structure.

Dehumidifiers dispense moisture out of the air in liquid form while they exhaust out hot, dry air for the air movers to utilize as well. Refrigerant dehumidifiers use chilled coils to cause water to condense out of the wet air. Desiccant dehumidifiers pull air across water absorbing silica gel, then heat up the gel to release the moisture into liquid form.

Desiccant dehumidifiers are mostly used in specialty drying situations. When materials like concrete get very wet, desiccant systems work better to pull out the moisture. If you ever have to deal with wet contents and structural materials at your place of business, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.
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The Discovery Of Mold In Your Bergen County Residence

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

There are few things as uncomfortable as discovering mold growth in your residence.

The Discovery Of Mold In Your Residence

There are few things as uncomfortable as discovering mold growth in your Bergen County residence. Ultimately, this is a situation that you want to take care of as quickly as you can, namely because mold and microbial growth spread quickly throughout the house. The longer that you wait to get the situation resolves, the more challenging it becomes to preserve structural elements and construction materials in your home.

The main issue with mold damage in your Bergen County residence is how exposure to mold colonies is now getting attributed to potential health effects. The risk only gets worse the longer that you and your family remain exposed to the colony, so remediation is a step that needs to happen as efficiently as possible. That is where our experienced technicians at SERVPRO can help you. With our unique training and specialized equipment, we can work to remove the microbial colony and to restore the damage caused to your home in the process.

Our SERVPRO technicians can isolate the problem area using air scrubbers with HEPA filters. They can trap the mold spores in the air and prevent them from seating in new areas while our professionals work to remove the colonies from where they have seated. This process can happen in several ways, though usually, our technicians opt for soda blasting or sanding approaches to deeply penetrate and remove the entire hyphae.

Locating the source of the moisture that allowed the mold to grow in the first place is a typical step in the remediation process. Where an immediate source is unable to get located, our professionals might recommend the continued use of dehumidification equipment in the area, even after our equipment has initially dried out the dampness and moisture.

Mold damage in your home is challenging to overcome, especially if you are trying to deal with it alone. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood mold remediation specialists is standing by to help you remove the colony in your house and prevent future recurrences. Give us a call anytime you need us at (201) 266-0482.

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Trust SERVPRO To Restore Water Damage In Englewood

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes count on our certified technicians

Contact us if a Storm causes water damage to your home.

The thunderstorm last night was pretty heavy. It rained for hours, and a good amount of excess water seeped into your basement. Your basement is not severely flooded, but there is enough standing water to cause a significant cleanup. You were smart and did manage to remove many of the items stored in plastic bins on the basement floor to an upstairs room, but the basement floor is a mess. We suggest that you call trained and certified professionals for this cleanup job. They have the right equipment and skills and can do a proper job.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO technicians are trained to handle water damage cleanup in your Englewood home. We get to homes quickly after the initial call, which can lessen damage to the property. Plus, we offer 24-hour emergency service and respond fast day or night. The moment you contact us is when the restoration process starts. We ask the right questions so that when our technicians arrive, they can handle the situation quickly and efficiently.

We use powerful equipment to extract water swiftly. After the water has been extracted, our technicians start the cleanup process. Our SERVPRO crew uses specialized cleaning solutions that can get rid of dirt and mud. Plus, they can sanitize the affected areas such as the lower walls, floor, and baseboards. If needed, we use deodorizers to eliminate stale odors from the basement. Call us to do the job. Our reliable technicians can make your dirty and wet basement look “Like it never even happened.”

Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in water damage restoration. We use industrial-grade vacuums and pumps to remove standing water, which can help prevent mold from growing in hidden areas. Plus, our technicians use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to clean the air and to dry the floor thoroughly.

We provide reliable, fast and efficient water damage cleanup 24/7 that you can trust to return your home to its pre-storm condition. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood at (201) 266-0482 day or night.

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Addressing Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire In Your Teaneck Residence

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

While any fire to your home can be disastrous in its own way, widespread occurrences can prove more troublesome to extinguish and cause more damage.

Addressing Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire

While any fire to your Teaneck home can be disastrous in its own way, widespread occurrences can prove more troublesome to extinguish and cause more severe damages. While you might pour over these damages when the fire eventually gets extinguished, it is often difficult to make sense of the necessary steps to restore these glaring issues to bring your home back to preloss conditions.

While there is often a long list of fire damages to your Teaneck home that requires restoration following a recent blaze, our communication with you can help our SERVPRO team to identify these lingering symptoms that are the most problematic for living in the house. For many homeowners, the most prominent concerns they have (aside from any irreparable damages to the structure of their home) is the smoke and soot damage throughout the house.

The restoration process begins the same way, regardless of the severity of the problem that our team faces: a thorough inspection to determine the full scope of the damage in your home. For one, this assessment is a requirement from your insurance company to process the claim you intend to make, but it also helps our SERVPRO professionals better understand the severity of the damage present in your home to get addressed.

Smoke and soot damage both get addressed in different ways. For soot damages, several types of equipment from vacuums to sponges get used to clean up the residue. Deodorization can help to remove the persistent scent left behind after a fire, and this approach requires the use of equipment like our thermal fogger to dissipate the noxious odor and leave no discernible smell behind.

When you experience a fire in your house, the initial damage can feel overwhelming. When you take each part of the restoration process and address them individually as our experienced professionals do, the house can get restored to preloss conditions in no time. Trust SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood for any disaster you might experience. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

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Mitigating Flood Damage within Englewood Homes

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

After you and your family are safe, contact SERVPRO in order to thoroughly dry out and remediate your flooded property.

SERVPRO Remediates Flood Damage Quickly to Prevent Any Secondary Damages From Forming

Many disasters bring a multitude of risks with them whenever they affect properties in Englewood. As both a cause of perilous situations and a way for other dangers to remain hidden, water, especially murky, muddy flood waters, can turn your home into a treacherous place.
If your Englewood home suffers flood damage, it may seem insurmountable, but professional restoration can undo the damage and make your home safe again. Removing the risks, including those that can cause damage to your home in the future, should begin as soon as possible. SERVPRO's professional restoration technicians hold IICRC certificates in fields related to all stages of flood damage restoration and mitigation.
Our experienced crews are Always Faster To Any Sized Disaster, including flooded homes and businesses. We also arrive prepared and ready to start the work involved in restoring your home so your family can return to their usual routines. Interruptions such as flooding and other catastrophes can cause stress and other issues that affect people adversely. These problems only add to the already complicated situation, making it worse. This makes a quick recovery even more crucial.
Besides the interruptions caused by flood damage, your home's living environment becomes saturated with organic matter that includes pathogens, animal waste, and other unwanted materials. Motor oil and other vehicle-related liquids from the roadways can get washed into your home, as can chemicals placed on lawns and gardens. These can seem unlikely to cause harm, but in the interior environment of your home, they can pose risks your family should not face.
The water itself also creates hazards for your home's structure. Woods warp when exposed to water for extended periods, and metal fittings, fasteners, and other items can corrode rapidly. The glue under linoleum floors can dissolve and allow bubbled areas to form. Carpeting, due to its construction, often becomes so saturated with the filth carried by flood waters and requires removal and replacement. We have the equipment to dry these floors entirely so new carpeting does not rot or create the perfect environment for microbial growth underneath them.
Because water can travel up via capillary action, we use the Injectidry system. This allows us to dry out areas that otherwise might pose problems for us to reach. The tubing directs air from our air movers exactly where we want. Speeding up the process also saves you money by only drying out areas that need our attention.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can be reached by calling our local number, (201) 266-0482, whenever you need our help dealing with flood damage or other risks to your home. We restore homes in the Tenafly and New Milford areas, as well.

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Restoring Water Damage To Your New Milford Convenience Store

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

New Milford Convenience Stores Stay High & Dry with SERVPRO's Swift Water Removal Services

Keeping the Doors Open After a Significant Water Leak with Rapid Removal is SERVPRO's Business

Your New Milford convenience store relies heavily on the foot traffic that it receives every day. While every business struggles to stay on the right side of the financial scales, this can be very challenging to accomplish when you get faced with a water emergency unexpectedly. The fortunate aspect of this circumstance is the hours that your facility keeps. With someone almost always in the store, you can spot a problem early before you have to face circumstances like flooding on top of everything else.  

Water damage to your New Milford store is likely to present itself in several different ways. Depending on what caused the water to enter in the affected area, you have numerous effects from the instance that you now have to restore or repair. It is not uncommon for water lines to break and sprinkler systems to malfunction in aging storefronts, and if this is the culprit, shutting the water supply down can save you money and the professional restoration outfit time when working on the damage. 
When our SERVPRO team arrives at your business, our priority is ensuring that the water supplying the damage to the building has successfully gotten turned off. This process ensures that further damage does not result while our restoration service gets underway. Once we have a better idea of the full scope of the damage, we can get to work quickly on extracting water and drying out the area.  
Ideally, our SERVPRO technicians work to salvage and restore all of the materials in the building without requiring reconstruction. With our extraction and drying process, several specialty tools get used to both pull out excess water and to clear out moisture from under flooring, inside of the walls, in the ceilings, and anywhere else that might have gotten affected by the unforeseen water emergency.  
Our goal is to get your doors open again quickly so that your profits do not suffer on account of your water emergency. With our experience and professionalism, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help you get things back to normal as quickly as possible. Call anytime you need us at (201) 266-0482.

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Learn to Salvage Your Items During Mold Damage in Bergen County

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Depending on the degree of mold damage, SERVPRO technicians may use limited or full containment to prevent the mold spores from spreading.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Mold Remediation Services

Apart from causing health effects, mold damage can negatively impact the quality of air and permanently damage your contents. If you suspect this kind of damage on your Bergen County property, we advise you to seek professional help. The remediation process demands that those performing the restoration work wear protective gear and employ techniques that prevent spreading the contamination.

If you decide to work with our SERVPRO technicians after experiencing mold damage in Bergen County, we document every condition and devise appropriate remediation procedures before the restoration work begins. Since moisture is the primary cause of fungi and bacterial growth, we use moisture meters to measure the level of saturation. We also check on the degree of contamination and plan to return your property to its preloss state. Stopping the source of the water is also necessary at this stage.

We may use limited or full containment measures to prevent spores from spreading. These might include keeping the room under negative pressure, ensuring HVAC vents are not running and introducing plastic sheeting to act as containment barriers. At this point, we are ready to remove the contamination either by physically moving the affected items or using specialized cleaning methods.

Our SERVPRO technicians can decide to perform wet vacuuming to collect any stagnant water. When cleaning hard surfaces, we can perform damp wiping or scrub with a detergent and water. When cleaning, we may opt to discard porous materials that have mold contamination such as insulation, ceiling tiles, and papers. High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuuming may come in as one of the final cleanup procedures. HEPA filters can entrap mold spores and dust, which might have settled in areas within and outside the site. We usually place any unsalvageable contaminated materials that we collect when cleaning in sealable plastic bags and then discard them off as waste.

At SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, fire, mold, or storm-related. Call us at (201) 266-0482 at any time of the day if you need industry proven restoration services.  

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Putting Everything Back Together After Flood Damage in Tenafly Homes

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

If your home is facing a flooding situation, get to safety with your family and pets. After that, contact SERVPRO to dry out your flooded home.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Home as a First Step Towards Flood Damage Remediation

Floods are the least predictable natural disasters that can hit a home in terms of the damage they can cause. In some cases, it is possible to salvage the home even if the homeowner has to get rid of some appliances, furniture, and items such as curtains and carpeting. In other cases, the homeowners may incur tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Worse still, mold may start growing behind walls and other places that are prone to water damage.
If you find your home in a flood damage situation in Tenafly, SERVPRO has experienced restoration experts that can respond quickly to your emergency. We follow IICRC guidelines in every cleanup job, and our equipment is up to par with industry standards. Our aim is to help you get your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently.
Flood damage often comes with chemical toxins, sewage, bacteria, and mud when the flood water disrupts sewage disposal systems and causes chemical spillage and overflow of waste sites. Porous materials absorb the water, but the contaminants stay behind and may present serious health issues. As such, it is advisable to discard porous materials such as vinyl flooring, upholstered furniture, mattresses, rugs, and carpeting, especially if they have been underwater for more than 24 hours.
SERVPRO technicians use various techniques to clean, disinfect, and dry salvageable items and fixtures. This includes those made of concrete, plastic, porcelain, and glass. For safety purposes, nobody should enter the house if the ground is still wet and the power supply is turned on at the mains. Indeed, apart from causing water damage, flooding can increase the risk of fire through the electrically charged water.
Electronics such as dishwashers, washing machines, and DVD players should be professionally cleaned following a flood damage event. The toxins and sediments from the floodwater are extremely difficult to remove. Some of these devices may not even be salvageable in the event of severe water damage.
Getting your home back to normal after a flooding event can seem impossible. As a part of your community, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is available 24/7 to provide quick and efficient flood damage cleanup services. Call us anytime at (201) 266-0482.

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Take the Guesswork Out of Restoring Fire Damage in Your New Milford Area Home

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians remove water and dry out your home, minimizing the damage left behind by the efforts of putting the flames out.

Trust a Professional Restoration Company to Thoroughly Clean Your Property after Fire Damage

Everyone gets anxious to clean their home after fire damage occurs. However, unless you take the time to obtain professional advice, you may be wasting your efforts and even creating more damage. You should contact your insurance adjuster immediately. They should be able to give you a list of qualified professionals that can provide you with the advice, restoration, or replacement services needed to get things under control.

A professional fire damage restorer takes all of the guesswork out of repairing your New Milford home. You get a no-cost inspection and assessment, in most cases, that help you determine which items remain salvageable, an estimated price for services such as a thorough cleaning, deodorization, and restoration of your home, along with any personal belongings caught up in the event.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians help minimize damage from water, flames, smoke, soot, and ash residues after a fire. Our technicians use air-movers and dehumidifiers to dry water used to douse the flames. We can put water extraction equipment of all shapes and sizes to work that help get water trapped in your floors, walls, ceiling, and carpeting. 

SERVPRO can help prevent damages to brass or copper fixtures, furniture, rugs, carpeting, draperies, and other household textiles. Our complete drying, cleaning, and deodorization process covers every inch of the affected area. Starting with the removal of damaged materials, and ending with preparing your home for repairs as soon as humanly possible. 

SERVPRO uses thermal fogging equipment and a variety of cleaning methods to break up smoke molecules to eliminate odors found in your home. We save you time and money, providing a variety of services all in one place. Our restoration team can clean furniture and clothing, as well as any stains found on your walls, ceiling, and floor. 

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood to request 24/7 emergency services you can trust. We extend services throughout the area, helping members of our local communities recover from fire, water, storm, or mold damage situations that can occur on their property, call today. (201) 266-0482

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Combatting Commercial Mold Damage in Your Englewood Warehouse

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

When moisture forms on surfaces, any microbes present can become active and begin to grow and spread.

SERVPRO Offers Thorough Commercial Mold Remediation

Mold can grow anywhere and on almost any material, including the metal sheeting used in many Englewood warehouses. When condensation forms on surfaces, any microbes present easily become active, quickly growing and multiplying.

When temperature fluctuations occur in Englewood warehouses, commercial mold damage can get a boost because of the gathering of moisture droplets on metal surfaces. Because moisture tends to accumulate in the same locations repeatedly, any microbes in the area receive an ongoing supply that permits continual growth. These microorganisms continue to grow and soon reproduce via the release of spores into the air.

Once in the air, spores travel along the air currents already in the warehouse. If these spores land in a spot that contains moisture, new growth can rapidly happen. The mold remediation experts at SERVPRO hold certificates from the IICRC. Mold damage can affect not only your building but the contents inside. Removing mold growths found on non-porous items helps to reduce the overall microbial population.

At SERVPRO, we understand that any interruption of your warehouse operations by either our working on-site or the effects mold causes to your inventory can create severe financial trouble for your business. Our workers receive training on how to best work alongside our customers' employees in all types of situations. When finished products and raw materials become covered in mold, extraction methods using HEPA-filtered vacuums can often provide excellent results. However, at times, new packaging can work better. Cleaning inventory may not suffice in some situations. Reboxing and rebagging of items may provide much better results.

No matter what your warehouse' unique needs might be, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help provide the services needed. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) is always ready to help ensure the best handling of your facility to contain any size mold damage situation. Contact us at (201) 266-0482, day or night, 365 days a year so we can start remediation services.

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New Milford Residents Can Rely On Quality Water Removal Services

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Facing water leaks in your New Milford home can be quite a tedious task.

Quality Water Removal Services

Facing water leaks in your New Milford home can be quite a tedious task. You would have to get as much water out as soon as possible, move any soaked furniture or other household items affected by the flood to a dry location. Then you need to dry everything out, often throwing a few items away such as rugs, shoes, clothing, or even heaters, depending on the conditions that exist.

Sounds like hard work, we know. We deal with this kind of issue on a nearly daily basis. However, we go above and beyond, ensuring that water does not get the opportunity to enter your subfloor, damage floor coverings like linoleum, tile, or wood floor. It is also our job to check carpeting, rugs, appliances, cabinetry, walls, ceilings, or any other part of your New Milford home that requires water removal.

SERVPRO can do all this and much more, we provide members of our local community with 24-hr emergency response teams, give you access to water extractors, hygrometers, air-movers, dehumidifiers, along with several years of experience performing water removal services for homeowners throughout the area.

SERVPRO’s expertly trained team is fully IICRC-industry certified to handle any restoration service necessary to return your home to a quality pre-water damage condition for you and your family to enjoy. We can provide you with specialists who understand how water moves through your home, locating hard to reach or hidden pockets of water with advanced equipment and services designed to fit your situation.

Having SERVPRO’s technicians spend time getting the water out, and the bulk of your home dry means that you have qualified professions who also take the time to address individual items as well. Our technicians focus on each item, applying drying, cleaning, and restoration techniques specific to the particular material present, working hard to ensure a successful recovery.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is proud to serve as your water removal, cleaning, and restoration team. We show our determination to provide you with excellent services in everything we do for you, call to schedule an initial inspection or to obtain water removal services today (201) 266-0482.

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Commercial Water Removal in New Milford

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO works quickly to remove water and restore historical buildings after commercial water damage.

Preserving Historic Commercial Buildings after Water Damage

New Milford has an interesting story and is blessed with many quaint and elegant public and commercial buildings with historic pedigrees. When one of these significant buildings experiences a water event, we have the trained technicians and cutting-edge equipment to remove the moisture and dry out the structure fast.

Water damage is hazardous for any commercial building, but for the historic buildings of New Milford, water removal must occur as quickly and expertly as possible. Centuries of use and the exquisite detailing in many of the premises make these edifices very valuable indeed. The age of the structural components suggests that the damage water may do is very troubling, as most items cannot be replaced. Our focus is on restoration, making our services a good fit.

Although water removal seems straightforward, it is crucial that the equipment be top notch and in excellent repair. The operation is most efficient when the technician is trained and certified and aware of the complications an older structure may present. SERVPRO technicians undergo a rigorous training curriculum relating to water removal and applied drying. Throughout their employment with our company, all technicians continually enhance their understanding through continuing education courses. We send our employees to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training, considered the determiner of the industry’s best practices.

Our crew assesses the condition of the area where standing water needs removal. We look for any structural weaknesses or other concerns. If more than two inches of water is present, pumps do the work first. Then extractors suction the rest of the visible water. Our crew members use moisture meters and scanning devices to find hidden pockets of water. No building handles pooled up water behind walls or in brickwork well, but an older space risks more because of its historic significance. Obscured water is skillfully removed by drilling holes or using wand attachments.

Then we deliver air movers and dehumidifiers to the scene, as well as heaters in some cases. Experienced SERVPRO project managers determine drying goals, and the airflow and dehumidifier settings are chosen so that the structures dry appropriately. If heat is added, the balance is reconfigured. We do not want to do further damage in our efforts to remediate.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood awaits your call, up to the challenge of restoring older commercial buildings damaged by water. Please call us at (201) 266-0482 to get the historical preservation going.

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Hiring Mold Remediation Specialists For Your Bergen County Home

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Our process ensure that the mold colonies that are forming are removed.

Mold Remediation Specialists

It is only during severe weather situations that you see if there are structural weaknesses in your foundation construction. While many Bergen County homes have sufficient protection against penetrating water when flash floods and other damaging weather arises, even seemingly insignificant water penetration could result in some lingering issues for your home.

While you might not have flooded during a severe torrential storm that had passed through recently, some water and moisture on the walls and floors of your lower level could provide the right conditions for mold damage to occur to your Bergen County residence. You might not always be able to see this when it happens, but there is the tell-tale sign of a familiar musty odor to greet you as you enter the affected area. When you encounter this, it is a good idea to call certified professionals to handle this situation on your behalf.

Our SERVPRO team gets certified through high standards set by the IICRC to remediate mold in homes and commercial structures using the latest equipment and techniques. Our process ensure that the mold colonies that are forming are removed, that the area gets thoroughly disinfected and contents restored, and finally, that the mold does not get an opportunity to spread further throughout your home.

Our training ensures that we can identify the presence of mold in your home and thoroughly remove each fungus hyphae with deep scrubbing equipment fitted with HEPA filters to eliminate stirring spores. SERVPRO remediation specialists utilize equipment like negative air chambers to nullify mold spores produced by the thriving colonies and prevent them from spreading to new areas of the moist environment.

Dehumidification is the next part of the remediation process, which eliminates the moisture in the air. By doing this, spores still present in the air do not have the conditions to seat and grow again. The assessment of the affected area ultimately gets resolved when our experienced SERVPRO professionals seal off the water penetration points around your foundation to prevent further moisture.

With mold damages, you should not wait to get the problem resolved. Call our IICRC certified remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood today at (201) 266-0482.

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Home Furnishing Store in Bergen County Needs Multifaceted Water Damage Remediation

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

If the sprinkler system goes off and causes water damage to your commercial space, call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Offers Professional and Thorough Water Damage Remediation Services to Large Commercial Spaces

Some of the automatic safety features in modern commercial buildings can cause unanticipated adverse outcomes. Systems intended to monitor smoke and heat in a Bergen County retail outlet may misinterpret data received and commence a response that is damaging to the business or retail space. A professional restoration effort offers the best outcome when such a miscommunication happens.

A modular furnishing and household goods warehouse store in Bergen County deals with significant water damage throughout the several levels of the business after the sprinkler system activates due to a malfunction. Thousands of gallons of water spray walls, floors, and sample furnishings. Appliances, housewares, and linens all suffer water damage. We have the training and the experience to manage this type of large-scale commercial water damage.

SERVPRO sends seasoned project managers and crews to evaluate the tasks needed to resolve this complicated situation. Structural water damage restoration requires a process that starts with water removal and ends with appropriately planned drying of building material and fixtures. We use pumps and extractors and then plot out a strategy of air mover, heater, and dehumidifier positioning to reduce the remaining moisture content quickly. Members of our crew consistently and continuously monitor moisture levels to ensure we meet our drying goals. The large scale of the drying plan is managed by designating sectors and ensuring employees in each sector communicate progress to the project management team.

As we work on the structural water damage issues with a portion of our workforce, other SERVPRO crews devise ways to stage the damaged contents, so appropriate decisions to restore, discard, or take another approach are made department by department. Packing out some of the inventory to a dry area within the commercial building or off-site is likely as options are reviewed by the business and its insurers.

Water damage evaluation of the contents and inventory requires collaboration among our crews, local and corporate business management representatives, and the company’s insurance carriers. SERVPRO offers a range of specialized water damage and drying services. Some are completed off-site like document freeze-drying, laundering, and dry cleaning. Others happen at the commercial site, including cleaning and drying of non-porous furnishings and household goods.

Using a full-spectrum restoration company like SERVPRO is a wise decision, even if a business is tempted to use its in-house staff or cleaning service. We have the certified technicians and equipment onboard at the time of the crisis. We also have access to help from a nationwide network of other experienced and well-equipped restoration companies if additional help is needed. No on the job training in water damage repair is necessary as we prepare routinely for this kind of a disaster.

When sprinkler systems threaten to ruin rather than save your retail business, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready to respond. Call (201) 266-0482 to have a scalable team of water damage experts on-site as soon as possible.

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When Your Furniture Succumbs To Mold Damage In New Milford

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Some of the problems created by higher-than-normal humidity levels include a dank odor and mold damage

Mold Damaged Furniture

High humidity and damp areas in a New Milford home can result in destructive deterioration and other problems. Homeowners can prevent these situations from developing by keeping moisture at reasonable levels, quickly cleaning up spills, and repairing leaky pipes whenever you discover them.

Some of the problems created by higher-than-normal humidity levels include a dank odor and mold damage, and both can adversely affect New Milford homes. Many people associate a dank smell with microbial growth in a house, although mold can grow without making any such odor.

Mold grows wherever it can access moisture, and upholstered furniture, with its built-in reservoir of padding and foam inserts, provides an ideal location for microbes. The cellular structure of padding and foam not only retain moisture easily but mold easily penetrates these materials, breaking them down and staining them, also. Mold can also proliferate in the tiny grooves found on natural wood, even if covered in a varnish or other durable finish.

SERVPRO's technicians earn and retain certificates from the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). If we begin the necessary work soon after mold starts colonizing in and on your furniture, the likelihood of success increases. Waiting to start remediation of moldy furniture can allow microbes to damage your furniture to the point it requires more than remediation. Procrastination also places carpeting and other textiles at higher risk of developing similar problems.

Some of the work we perform is carried out manually while other work requires the use of machinery. When furniture faces damage from microbial activity, we inspect the entire piece of furniture and the area where you previously kept such furniture to determine the level of activity. Cleaning your chairs, sofas, and other pieces remove much of the organic matter that creates the risk while reducing the chances of staining. Unfortunately, we might be unable to remove any discoloration that already exists.

The machinery we implement is designed to remove any microbes from the air so they cannot affect other areas of your home. Checking the overall humidity of your home, taking readings in different locations, can help us advise you on the use of dehumidification units or other measures that can prevent problems in the future.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood recognizes every part of your home as necessary to your family's overall health and comfort. Keeping everything within reasonable levels of humidity and microbial activity helps protect your home and your family. Call us at our 24-hour service, any day of the year, at our local number, (201) 266-0482, whenever you suspect mold damage is affecting your home or furnishings.

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Fire Damage and Soot Damage Restoration Services in Bergen County

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to call SERVPRO immediately after the fire is out to minimize the extent of the damage.

Call on SERVPRO for Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services

Fire and soot damage can leave your property in an unsightly state, not to mention the possible odor and secondary damage because of the acidic nature of soot. Fortunately, there are several things Bergen County homeowners can do to deal with the situation. This involves engaging professional restoration services to ensure a proper cleanup process and maintain the structural integrity of your property.

In the event of a fire emergency in your home, you need to act quickly to minimize the extent of the damage. SERVPRO has many years of experience in fire damage restoration, and we are strategically located to respond quickly to any emergency in Bergen County. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, every day of the year to ensure that you do not lose valuable items when a fire occurs.

Soot damage is common after a fire and usually appears as a black powdery substance due to incomplete combustion. Tiny soot particles can stick to building contents and surfaces such as walls and ceilings in the aftermath of a fire. Soot residue is difficult (and sometimes impossible) to cleanup, especially when using the wrong methods.

SERVPRO technicians are professionally trained to deal with the two main types of soot after fire damage -- dry and oily. Dry soot is relatively easy to remove, but oily soot often requires using degreasing agents. It is common to find dry soot in one room and oily in another when treating fire damage and soot damage. It all varies with the types of materials involved.

SERVPRO professionals carry a number of products that are specially designed for soot removal from different surfaces. Sometimes, depending on the nature of the item or the severity of the fire and soot damage, removing the soot residue may not be possible, and we may have to discard that item. Of course, we must first check with you, the property owner, before making this decision.

Smoke odor may linger in carpets, clothing, upholstered furniture, and draperies when fire damage occurs. To get rid of this smell, we must apply proper deodorization techniques. This includes using chemicals and "counteractants" that disintegrate smoke particles to eliminate odors. The specific type of product we use depends on the kind of material that was burned in the fire. However, our products are applicable to all sorts of items, including carpets, draperies, and furniture.

The presence of fire damage in the house can significantly affect the mood of its occupants. If you need quick and reliable fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is there to help. We are available 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.  

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How SERVPRO's National Size Helps for Flood Damage in New Milford

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding after a storm can be devastating. SERVPRO has the tools and personnel to handle drying out your property after damage. Call today.

Our Technicians Have Equipment Resources and Personnel to Handle BOTH Small and Large Scale Storm Damage Remediation

When major storms hit, they usually hit large areas at once. One SERVPRO franchise may suddenly be flooded with dozens of calls in the span of a few hours, and from an outside perspective, it can be difficult to understand how we can service such large numbers of flood damage victims in New Milford and surrounding areas at once. Our secret is our national presence: there are over 1,700 SERVPRO franchises nationwide, a number that grows every year. Interconnectedness with other regions and facilities lets us acquire extra personnel and equipment when we need it most, and allows us to service more homeowners at once.
Hurricanes are some of the most common scenarios in which we mobilize extra teams to combat flood damage in New Milford. The entire east coast of the United States remains vulnerable to hurricanes, as seen in 2012 when hurricane Sandy caused immense damage on the northern coast. When that storm hit, SERVPRO locations across the region mobilized to help areas closer to the coast to rebuild and restore their homes.
However, Sandy is not the most recent storm to warrant such a large-scale response in the region. In 2014, the infamous Polar Vortex struck, causing catastrophic snow and flood damage across multiple states. Once again, SERVPRO franchises from all around the region helped locals to protect their properties as much as possible, saving combined millions thanks to fast and efficient mitigation efforts. Moreover, then, in 2017, hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in Texas and Florida, respectively, costing hundreds of billions of dollars in combined damage. SERVPRO teams from around the country lent resources and equipment to the affected regions, and continue to assist in efforts to reverse damages and effects from these destructive storms.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is a local franchise of a national company with the resources, personnel, and connections to make sure your home recovers from flood damage as smoothly as possible. Call us at (201) 266-0482.
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Homeowners in New Milford Facing a Variety of Fire Damage Issues

10/15/2017 (Permalink)

If fire breaks out in your home, make sure that you and your family get to safety. After the fire fighters leave, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate All Aspects of Fire Damage After a Fire

A variety of problems exist after fire strikes your New Milford property. Without professional help, you may be causing additional damage without even knowing.  

Immediately after firefighters deem your home safe again, you may feel a sense of urgency to enter your home, to witness fire damage in New Milford first-hand, which may be a significant mistake. There are areas in your home covered with smoke, soot, and ash that continually does damage long after the flames go out.  

It takes a professionally trained technician, like those offered at SERVPRO, to help you enter your home after a fire. We understand how to protect your carpeting, furniture, appliances, and other household contents from harm while surveying and assessing damages on your property. You never want to add to the problem, so, make sure you call for help before reentering your home.

Remember, residues settle on any available surface. Your SERVPRO cleaning and restoration technicians use a variety of methods to stop damage in its tracks and do everything they can to return many of your household items to a quality pre-fire damage condition. Your shelving, windows, upholstery items, books, antiques, and artwork all require different techniques to restore correctly.

Your locally owned and operated SERVPRO is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to provide you with full-service solutions to emergency situations that occur in your home. We are proud to serve our local community and answer your call for help immediately. All of our technicians are IICRC-industry certified and follow strict guidelines approved by the EPA, as well as local, state, and federal governing institutions.  

As with any fire, water damage is also a concern. Our technicians have access to water extraction and drying equipment of all types, making your cleaning and restoration that much quicker. We perform every repair, replacement, or reconstruction service necessary to make it look, "Like it never even happened."

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, today. We provide services to Englewood and Tenafly as well, helping members of our local communities and ensuring a safe, comfortable restoration experience. (201) 266-0482

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services for Teaneck Residents

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO if you see or smell the scent of mold in your home. We will investigate and remediate the infestation.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Discover the Root Cause of Your Mold Infestation Before Remediating the Damage

Mold can sneak up on you when you least expect it, especially if you do not understand how to identify early warning signs. Sometimes it takes a professional to identify mold in your Teaneck home properly; it can hide and grow somewhere completely out of sight.

As you may already know, having mold growth is natural; it can take hold anywhere, anytime, as long as the right conditions exist. However, you can hire a professional to help control the spread and repair mold damage that occurs in your Teaneck area home.  

Mold damage usually develops over time, taking hold after a water intrusion, spreading throughout your home within 72-hours. That is all it takes, a simple addition that provides mold with the last ingredient to begin its growth cycle anew. Believe it or not, mold can lay dormant for weeks, just waiting for the right conditions to exist.
Early signs of mold growth include noticeable water stains on your ceiling, walls, under a cabinet, or in crawlspaces throughout your home. SERVPRO technicians can help you identify common areas and visual signs that help catch mold growth early. Learning more about how mold behaves can even help you prevent future events.

Another early sign involves a dank, musty smell emanating from general locations. While it is entirely possible for multiple locations to give off the same scent, the odor itself gets stronger the closer you are to the problem. If you can catch these early signs, SERVPRO can help limit any losses you experience.

SERVPRO mold remediation technicians use various methods to detect the presence of mold in your home. Once discovered, we can take immediate steps to control the problem occurring under your roof. Plastic sheeting helps contain the affected area, while negative-airflow machines, moisture detectors, and dehumidifiers all contribute to improving your home's indoor air quality.

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck for a complete description of available services or to begin your mold remediation process, today. We provide full-service solutions throughout Englewood, NewMilford, and Tenafly. Contact our kind, caring, professional staff, today. (201) 266-0482

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Reclaiming Your Belongings From Mold Damage In Teaneck

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Teaneck parks and greenways are home to many living organisms, including those that can cause mold damage when introduced to the confines of a home.

Mold Damaged Belongings

Summer is a time of vacations and relaxing outdoors with friends and relatives. Picnicking at the parks in Teaneck is a favorite way to accomplish making every member of your group happy simultaneously. Returning home afterward can introduce any living hitchhikers you or your family members' clothing or shoes picked up while out having fun.

Teaneck parks and greenways are home to many living organisms, including those that can cause mold damage when introduced to the confines of a home. Microbial activity flourishes when the correct environment exists, and being as small as they are, fungi and mold particles are almost invisible until a colony exists. There is no reason to avoid parks, however, as every home already contains several types of mold and mildew waiting for moisture to trigger their growth.

Laundering clothing removes microorganisms and flushes them safely down the drain, keeping them from harming your home. Using the dryer to heat up and dry out any dampness held in blankets used on the ground can diminish the chances that mold grows.

One of the hardiest creatures on the planet, fungi is always waiting to destroy things. Storing belongings with even the slightest bit of moisture or dampness can permit mold to grow and heavily soil or damage them. Mold and mildew proliferate readily in the correct environment. Lack of sunlight, an enclosed place free of heavy drafts, and some moisture in one spot gives micro organisms the exact formula needed to colonize an area. Going to the park is not the only situation that can create a microbial explosion in your home.

The main concern with combating fungal growth inside any home is keeping moisture at a beneficial level, in every area, and at all times. SERVPRO technicians can determine where moisture levels have become too high and pose a risk for microbial infestation. We can also detect the source of the moisture, if the source is an ongoing one, such as a leak, drip, or heavy condensation. Once detected, stopping it from producing any additional problems is often an easily accomplished task.

Restoring personal belongings once mold damages them should be carried out by professionals who hold certifications in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). SERVPRO employees hold these certificates, and many others, proving their ability to rid your home of microbial growth and restore your property from mold damage. Cleaning your belongings from moldy grime can occur at your home or within our facility. If taken to our location, we package and box these up as if they were our own – with care and attention to details, so they face no additional damage.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood wants to help you in your fight against mold damage wherever you find it within your home. Contact us at (201) 266-0482 at any hour of the day or night to schedule an appointment during which we assess the microbial population within your home.

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Small Steps You Can Take to Help with Fire Restorations

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Say no to fire damage, and say yes to SERVPRO fire damage restoration.

Step By Step Guide to Restore Your Residential Fire Damage

Although most of the cleaning and restoration work should be left to our professionals, there are still some things you can do for fire damage in your home before SERVPRO arrives. With proper safety precautions, you may be able to make some slight adjustments and cleaning efforts around the house to hasten our work and ensure a more thorough job done. However, safety is paramount, and you should never attempt any of these suggestions if the structure seems unstable or if there are obvious risks in the vicinity.

Wash Houseplants

Houseplants can be highly fragile in the aftermath of Bergen County fire damage - especially the more expensive breeds and varieties. Giving them a quick scrub around any stems and on both sides of leaves encourages their survival and check one more thing off our to-do list once we arrive.

Change HVAC Filters

If it is accessible, we highly recommend replacing the filters in your HVAC system. Even if there are no visible signs of damage, your HVAC system is almost certainly filled with microscopic smoke and soot particles which continue to circulate and create long-lasting odors. Removing your filters now helps to contain some of these particulate smoke matter and reduce the time we spend on deodorization.

Keep Movement to a Minimum

When SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, you may observe them following strict paths of movement or avoiding areas altogether. Unrestricted movement about the home only serves to press soot and ash into flooring and other materials, in addition to kicking up dust and spreading odors around. Try to keep your movement in and around the home to a minimum whenever possible.

Empty the Fridge

If the power has gone out or needs to be shut off, you might want to get everything out of your refrigerator before it is too late. This oft-forgotten part of the home becomes far more noticeable after a few days when thawed food products begin to create odors of their own. In the interest of your food and our technicians' workflow, please remove all food from the refrigerator and prop open its doors.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is well-equipped to deal with any variety of fire damage, large or small. Call us anytime you need help at (201) 266-0482.

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Neutralize Water Damage That Exists In Your Englewood Area Home

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water intrusions that make their way into your home can leave devastating damage behind.

Water Damage In Your Home

Water intrusions that make their way into your home can leave devastating damage behind. For those of you who appreciate the beauty and elegance of hardwood flooring; how you react and the choices you make can lead to warping or permanently damaging your wood floors.

Protecting your investment, getting the right help, and neutralizing problems that exist in your Englewood home make water damage a bad memory. We can repair your water damaged hardwood floors and help return them to almost new condition; if you make the call. You do not need to face these issues alone and should never attempt repairs on your own. Obviously, you should be able to handle small amounts of water, the finish alone offers some protection. However, it can be difficult to determine how much water has affected your hardwood flooring, an initial inspection from SERVPRO Professionals can help.

Places like SERVPRO, can successfully remove excess water and provide you with a fast drying process to help get things under control quickly. Remember time is a major factor in any water damage repair issue, making the decision to call for help reduces the amount of time mold has to take hold, prevents buckling, and guesswork. If you decide to attempt repairs on your water damaged flooring yourself and make the mistake of refinishing your floor before it is fully dry, you can make the damage even worse. So it is important for the entire area, including the subfloor, to obtain professional attention before a variety of issues take hold and make restoration of your wood flooring impossible.

SERVPRO’s professional water damage restoration services involve utilizing expertly trained technicians, industrial-grade water extraction, and drying equipment. Giving us the ability to dry your hardwood floor quickly and evenly, without causing additional problems that often arise devastating a wood floor’s infrastructure. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood makes every effort to return your home, its contents, and any personal belongings to a quality pre-water damage condition for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Call us to begin restoring your water damaged property, today (201) 266-0482.

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Broken Pipes Lead To Commercial Water Damage In Cafes And Diners In New Milford

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Sharing a meal is a favorite way to spend time with others, so being closed can result in regular customers looking elsewhere, never to return again.

Broken Pipes And Commercial Water Damage

A broken pipe in the bathroom or kitchen area can create a disaster in the best of eateries. When flooding happens, profits come to a screeching halt. Getting everything back to normal needs to happen fast.

New Milford has many beautiful places to visit with friends, but commercial water damage can keep patrons away. Sharing a meal is a favorite way to spend time with others, so being closed can result in regular customers looking elsewhere, never to return again. We can help by decreasing the amount of time you are closed for repairs after your business has flooded. Even if the flood came from a dirty source, like sewer backup, we are qualified to bring your establishment back up to code. One thing to remember is that even if the water came out clean, that water can quickly and easily become contaminated by cleaning chemicals stored in bathrooms or closets.

Our applied structural drying technician (ASD) knows the best ways to reach maximum dryness in areas that tend to latch onto and hold or retain water and moisture. When these materials are allowed to retain higher moisture content than they should be, the area they are in can never attain its intended level of dryness. Our ASD works in conjunction with our water damage restoration technician (WRT) in restoring your diner or cafe to a functional state.

SERVPRO understands that simply cleaning up the water and drying your business out is not enough to get you back up and operating again like normal. Anything that was damaged by the water must be repaired for restoration to be complete. When there has been a flood in your eatery, just call us, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, so we know the area ad how much your business means to not only you but to the community in general. We are always ready to take your call at (201) 266-0482.

Mold Cleanup In Schools: Find The Best Remediation Manager In Englewood

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold growth is not uncommon within these buildings and causes great concern when discovered.

Commercial Mold Cleanup

Our city is home to schools, both public and private. Mold growth is not uncommon within these buildings and causes great concern when discovered. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed guidelines for remediating mold in schools and commercial buildings. SERVPRO is familiar with this proper protocol and uses it when responding to concerns from school officials.

Administrators, parents, teachers and students appreciate an efficient approach to mold damage remediation in Englewood schools. The buildings in question are often large and filled with many areas where mold spores find the water, oxygen, and organic surfaces necessary for growth. Plumbing lines snake from restrooms to water fountains in every hall and level of the school. Gymnasiums, swimming pools, and HVAC systems offer other sources of moisture and hidden areas for microbial growth. The response we provide adjusts to the scale of the problem once an investigation begins.

The EPA protocol lists a number of considerations aimed at owner-managers of school and other commercial sites:

    •    Assess size of affected area(s)
    •    Pay particular attention to spaces where occupants noticed smells or felt susceptible people reacted to the potential infestation
    •    Seek out hidden mold
    •    Respond to smaller outbreaks and the water issues feeding them immediately to limit problem
    •    Look for water damage
    •    View inside air ducts and system
    •    Choose a remediation manager if the outbreak is large or in many areas

If a private school or public district determines the mold abatement task is beyond their in-house efforts SERVPRO stands ready with our local presence, and access to a nationwide network if needed. We provide mold remediation trained specialists for these jobs, technicians who completed additional education courses in line with the EPA standards. Expect our staff to contain the mold, to remove the mold and any contents it damaged or infiltrated, to disinfect the affected areas, and to identify and plan for the repair and restoration of breaches in the structures and fixtures permitting water to permeate the school building.

Our services include state of the art containment technology, vital to protect the occupants of the building while remediation progresses. SERVPRO industrial air scrubbers use a series of filters to remove dangerous substances, along with negative pressure to contain the spread of moldy material as our technicians remove the colonies. After the cleanup and water damage restoration completes we schedule return visits, per EPA guidelines, to inspect and test for additional microbial activity.

Look no further than SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood when in search of a qualified mold remediation company for your campus. Call to schedule a consultation at (201) 266-0482.

SERVPRO Commercial Storm Damage in Bergen County

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO after a thunderstorm has damaged your property for quick remediation.

Professional Technicians Can Get Your Property Back to Normal After a Storm

Extreme weather is almost a regular occurrence along the Hudson River the last few months. Storms have damaged commercial buildings (i.e. small and large businesses, industrial areas) in numbers typically only seen farther down the coast in South Carolina and Florida.

Attempting to remove or replace structural property and furniture with regular employees usually results in further damage to the structure and often personal injury to untrained workers. Cleaning up and repairing the effects of storm damage in Bergen County requires a professional restoration company. SERVPRO has decades of experience in restoring businesses to their original state and reopening their doors to the public.

Grocery stores were particularly vulnerable. There is more glass present to attract people, and large coolers and freezers require continuous power to maintain produce, meat and dairy products. One blizzard, hurricane, or a dangerous thunderstorm can turn the corner store into a large, open warehouse that only sells dry food, magazines, and cheap toys. Our restoration teams specialize in the following, emergency services to prevent further damage:

Boarding doors and windows – We secure broken doors and windows with plywood and plastic sheets. We also offer this service as a preventive measure before a storm can cause damage.

Emergency power – If the electricity is out, our response teams place generators to serve as a stop-gap measure to prevent spoilage of perishable foods. We also have generator trucks for larger businesses such as refrigerated warehouses.

Water removal – Rainwater and melted snow leave hundreds of gallons of water across the floor. We use commercial-grade pumps to remove it in less than a day. Quick removal prevents moisture from working its way under the tile or linoleum floors, preventing thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

Emergency reconstruction – Our response teams quickly perform tasks such as roof repairs, door, and window replacements, and shoring up damaged roof supports.

It is critical to respond to damage from wind, rain, and snow as quickly as possible. The sooner you start, the lower the costs are regarding replacement of property and inventory and repair of the facility. SERVPRO of Teaneck /Englewood is here to help you reopen your doors to customers and return your life to normal. Call us at (201) 266-0482 today.

Help With Clean Up After Fire Damage In Your Englewood Cliffs Home

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO for Smoke & Fire Cleanup in Englewood Cliffs

Your Home's Fire & Smoke Damage Is Restored by SERVPRO Professionals

If your home has been damaged by fire, you likely find yourself facing some clean up tasks. Even after the fire has been contained and the building has been secured, there is still the job of cleaning and restoring your home and possessions as much as possible. While it is true that some items simply have to be discarded as non-salvageable, other items can be saved from soot and fire damage. It is likely that parts of the structure of your home itself may also need a thorough clean.

After fire damage in your Englewood Cliffs home, the thought of tackling the clean up can be daunting. Let our SERVPRO experts help you clean your home and possessions in Englewood Cliffs. Our IICRC certified professionals are fully trained in the various cleanup techniques needed to get the best results.
Every fire damage cleanup job is different. The techniques and products we use vary depending not only on the extent of the fire damage but the kind of materials involved too. Our professional technicians start by thoroughly assessing your home and belongings. We determine the type of smoke residue and how they coat elements and then decide on the most effective cleaning method for each item or area.
Some articles and materials can be saturated with cleaner, or even immersed in it. In those cases, we use the appropriate amount of cleaning products to penetrate the material and clean the smoke residue as thoroughly as possible. Using the incorrect amount of cleaner can damage materials and extend the drying time – that is why we professionally train our SERVPRO engineers to apply just the right amount of cleaner.
For surfaces and materials that aren’t fit for saturation, we use surface cleaning techniques. This can mean spraying cleaner on and then wiping it gently with a dry cloth or using a foam cleaner to cover the surface lightly. Fabrics and leather generally fall into this category of treatment. Surface cleaning makes it easier to control the exact amount of cleaning product, making it the best choice for more delicate surfaces. If a surface is too delicate to withstand cleaning spray or foam, our technicians use absorption techniques to trap and extract soot and odors gently.

Damage to belongings resulting from significant fires offers other means of restoration. Pack-out services provide a haven for your possessions while we clean the structure and also a workplace for cleaning at our facilities. We can utilize specialty cleaning machines such as the Esporta Washing System and also ultrasonic cleaning for hard surface elements.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is here to help with any fire damage clean up. Call (201) 266-0482 today for assistance.

Dealing With Water Damage in Your Bergen County Pizza Parlor

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Dries Out Your Water Damaged Pizza Parlor in Bergen County

Your Bergen County Business Is Rapidly Re-Opened After a Water Problem

It is never possible to predict how water damage strikes your pizza parlor, whether it is a storm, plumbing leak, roof damage, or any other major event. Water can leak into ceilings, walls, furnishings, floors, and other areas of the facility. Not only can water damage the contents of your business, but the building itself. The longer the water is left, the more damage occurs. Understanding the importance of getting repairs done quickly can save your property and business. Disaster strikes at any time, and usually when least expected. SERVPRO needs to be called in with our trained team to clean up the water and repair the damage anywhere in Bergen County.
Understanding Characteristics of Water Damage
It does not matter what caused the commercial water damage to your Bergen County business. Our technicians can figure out the cause right away and start working on your facility and the contents. Once we address the cause, we begin to get rid of and salvage anything possible. One step is to mitigate the losses to your food inventory, including flour and mozzerella cheese. We then start making emergency repairs. We also work closely with your insurance company and work in a timely fashion so you can reopen your business as soon as possible.
It is important to call us right away if your property has any water damage. Standing water quickly spreads and can ruin your whole building. In a very short time, all upholstery, carpet, books and documents can be destroyed or damaged. The pizza ovens are an expensive capital investment and must be protected. Furniture made of wood can swell, and sections can disintegrate. Metal surfaces can be damaged, too. Standing water must be removed fast.
Long-term effects of water damage include molds and bacteria, plus an unpleasant odor that is very negative in your eatery. If left unchecked, more damage occurs, as wood warps and splits, harming countertops and booths alike. The damage might not be obvious in many cases. Maybe it is only noticeable by the smell and mold growth. Small leaks can cause a significant amount of potential damage if they are not handled quickly.
Dealing with Water
At SERVPRO, we begin with dehumidifiers and a high-volume, low grain desiccant. The dry air is pushed into areas of dampness and lowers the danger of additional damage. Before these procedures, the source of the water intrusion is found and controlled. The level of contamination must be monitored for repairs to start. When removing the standing water, mold growth is controlled and halted. Once the water starts to evaporate, the level of humidity lowers. It is essential to remove all the water and moisture totally.
SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is your go-to source for commercial water damage cleanup and remediation. We have the training and experience you need and deserve, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at (201) 266-0482.

Flood Damage in Englewood Can Be Costly

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Keep Your Gutter Clean to Prevent Water Damage to Your Englewood Home

SERVPRO Tip: Inquiry How to Maintain a Home and Mitigate Storm Damage

Flooding is not a common occurrence in most parts of New Jersey, but when it does happen, we have seen it destroy entire neighborhoods. Storms can drive wind and water into every possible corner of a house, condo and apartment building. Clean-up and replacement of property can be very expensive.

Here at SERVPRO, we do everything possible to reduce the effects and the cost of flood damage to your Englewood home. The initial step in getting this done is to call us for a thorough, home inspection. The inspection helps us determine what we can do to keep the water from getting into your home in the first place.

Our response team members are trained and certified to IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards. They use an exhaustive checklist that covers every possible way for water to get into your home. In our experience, two of the most common sources of water entry into your home are misaligned or damaged drain pipes and rain gutters. Misaligned drain pipes can send stormwater running down the side of a structure and into the foundation instead of away from it. The additional water also loosens soil which enters your home with the water, making clean-up more difficult, time-consuming and costly.

Blocked rain gutters can push water back onto the roof where it soaks up the additional rainfall and allows it to get into the attic and other parts of the structure. The water now drains inside your home to the lowest point, increasing flooding and potentially damaging every piece of building material it touches. Storm winds drive improperly secured drain pipes and rain gutters against the roof and walls of your home. The unsecured equipment causes further physical damage that allows more water to enter the structure, increasing the amount of water damage throughout the structure.

Before storms strike our neighborhoods again, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood wants to make sure we have done everything possible to help you prevent floods from ruining your home. Our team members are ready to examine your home from roof to basement; recommending actions you can take yourself (securing loose drain pipes) and what you need us to perform for you (reattaching gutters to the roof line).

Ask us about our ERP--Emergency Ready Profile mobile app to mitigate and prevent losses. Call our offices today at (201) 266-0482 to schedule an inspection and protect your home.

The Technical Guidelines For Working With Asbestos And Water Damage In New Milford

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

The thing to remember is that asbestos only poses a threat when the particles are disturbed.

Asbestos And Water Damage

You might already know a little about the drying process which water damage experts carry out after flooding, leaks, and other domestic emergencies. Usually, the aim is to employ high powered equipment in a way which removes excess water as quickly as possible. What do you do if the water damaged area contains a toxic material?

What if this material is asbestos? Most property owners know that asbestos is extremely toxic if its particles enter the lungs. It used to be a very popular building material back in the sixties and seventies, but this was before people understood the dangers. It has now been banned in scores of countries, but the SERVPRO team do still encounter it when repairing water damage in New Milford, particularly in older properties.

If you live in an older home, there is a chance that it may contain asbestos. When this material gets wet, it can make water damage restoration rather tricky, but there are still plenty of ways that SERVPRO can help.

No Immediate Danger
The thing to remember is that asbestos only poses a threat when the particles are disturbed. People live with it under their carpets and in their walls for decades, and they stay safe because the material is stable. The problem with water damage is that the force of leaks and burst mains can be quite intense. It has the potential to dislodge the asbestos particles.

Testing And Verification
If the SERVPRO team encounters what they believe might be asbestos, while working on your water damage repairs, they will follow EPA and NESHAP regulations. This usually means establishing a containment perimeter around the material, so that harmful particles cannot be spread throughout the house. A sample of the material will be sent to a licensed asbestos inspector. If it comes back positive, the technicians will then defer to the advice of an asbestos abatement specialist. It is likely that safe removal of the material will significantly extend the timeframe for repairs, but it is crucial that the toxic substance is neutralized first.

Working Together To Get Results
The law states that an abatement specialist must be onsite to oversee the handling of asbestos materials. All water damaged components will need to be removed and disposed of according to local regulations. This might include pieces of tank insulation, duct insulation, textured ceiling panels, subflooring, drywall, mastics, sheetrock, and window glazing compounds. Once the danger has been neutralized, the team can get back to finishing the drying process and restoring your residential property to its original condition. You may be required to steer clear of the affected area for a little while longer, just until the technicians are sure that the air is clean and all traces of toxic particles have been eliminated.

Water damage can be a stressful thing for homeowners to have to deal with and the identification of asbestos complicates the process. There are plenty of ways to tackle the challenge and bring your property back to life. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is here to help you find a simple solution. Call us 24//7 at (201) 266-0482.

3 Effective Ways to Neutralize Mold Damage in New Milford Homes

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

The highest risk of contamination is for porous items like armchairs, curtains, carpets, and other soft furnishings.

Your New Milford Home Can be Remediated from Mold Damage in Three Effective Ways

When homeowners speak of mold damage, they often end up recycling prior misconceptions about how it spreads and what it means for the health of the building. This is to be expected. Unless you’ve observed an extensive mold remediation process, you likely haven’t been exposed to some of the key facts.

This is why, at SERVPRO, we’re committed to helping homeowners understand how mold spreads and why professional treatment is so important. Mold damage in New Milford homes can be effectively neutralized, but it requires careful monitoring. It is up to the property owner to maintain the right conditions, after remediation, and keep the affected area dry. It is possible for mold spores to return if damp is allowed to develop.

Keep reading for information on three methods used to lift mold spores up and out of your home, so that they can be disposed of safely.

Containing Damaged Materials

While our aim is always to salvage as many of your possessions as possible, there are certain types of mold damage which require disposal. For instance, if a sofa were saturated in water after flooding, the risk of mold contamination would be high. In this instance, it is often easier to remove the spores, while in the material. Disturbing them could cause the mold to spread.

Cleaning Moldy Surfaces

The highest risk of contamination is for porous items like armchairs, curtains, carpets, and other soft furnishings. Non-porous materials such as glass, plastic, and metal respond very well to cleaning. The SERVPRO technicians will remove surface mold with HEPA vacuums if the material is dry. If it is wet or intensely dirty, strong disinfectants will be used to treat it.

HEPA Vacuuming

Vacuum cleaners containing highly sophisticated HEPA filters are a good way to deal with mold. They provide a simple solution to the difficulties involved with rendering domestic spores inert. If the offending substance can be captured in a sealed container, it can then be safely removed from the house, without risk of further contamination. We must stress that regular vacuuming, without HEPA filters, will not be effective and may spread spores.


Locally Owned Company with National Resources

At SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood, we are committed to delivering fast, effective mold remediation services. We also value awareness and understanding, so we’ll help you learn how to prevent mold from returning to your home. Call us 24/7 on (201) 266-0482.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Englewood

12/14/2016 (Permalink)

Don't let a fire put you out of business! Call SERVPRO today!

SERVPRO Technicians Restore After the Firefighters Have Left

It can be a real nightmare for a business owner when hit by commercial fire damage incidents. Not only do they cause financial challenges, but they also add a lot of unwanted stress and aggravation. You can get the assistance you need and a clear understanding of how quickly our professionally trained technicians can address your issue by contacting our offices today. We work with you to provide you with a fast, efficient service that you can count on to get the job done right, restoring your property to a quality pre-fire damage condition that you'll enjoy.
After the Firefighters have finished their job, you'll need to direct your attention to restoring your property. Our professionally trained technicians in Englewood offer quality commercial fire damage restoration services to help get you back on track quickly.
At SERVPRO we recommend that you get in contact with your insurance company immediately. They can assist you with locating temporary storage or other accommodations that allow you to continue conducting business while your commercial property is under renovation and appropriate restoration services finish.
SERVPRO Professionals assist with creating a comprehensive inventory of your salvageable, non-salvageable and questionable content. We'll help you with making any decisions regarding repairing, cleaning or replacing the contents of your business, but the final decision is entirely up to you and your insurance company representative.
Every aspect of your fire damage restoration process is necessary. However, the initial assessment provides you with a comprehensive view of the entire process and the possible costs and time associated with completing the restoration. SERVPRO technicians perform several tests to determine which repair services are needed to restore your property to a quality pre-damage condition.
The Firefighters are sure to have left behind some standing water, as a result of performing their firefighting efforts. Our skilled technicians remove the water, debris and utilize specialized equipment to dry the affected areas properly. They will clean any surfaces affected by soot and smoke while also eliminating any odors that are present. We put IICRC-certified technicians on site to ensure precise, efficient services that you need to get back to business.
Call a locally owned company with national resources today. Our team at SERVPRO of Teaneck - Englewood can respond immediately to your situation regardless of the size of the damage to your property. Call today for help. (201) 266-0482

Flood Damage Repair Services In Tenafly

11/27/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and Road Closures in Tenafly Can Result in Severe Water Damage

Damage Severity Increases with Procrastination After a Flood

Time is everything when dealing with a flood. While it may very well take more than a few days to see the effects such as decaying wood, mold or structural weakening; waiting that long can be too late to do anything to mitigate losses.
Don't leave anything to chance, act immediately and place all of the flood damage restoration needs of your home in Tenafly to our expertly trained technicians. Your initial phone call begins our recovery process that is specifically designed to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, "Like it never even happened."
Our SERVPRO technician lives and works within the same community and experience the same things that you do. Major events can change a local economy and deliver crushing blows to small business and homeowners. Calling us is like calling your neighbor with the experience, knowledge, and means available to effect real change to your situation.
SERVPRO's 24/7 emergency services can handle any small or large flood damage repair. We have all of the expertly trained professional technicians, following the best practices of the guidelines set down by the IICRC, and equipment available to remove any standing water quickly.  We strive to save the valuable, precious personal items that make your property a home for your family.
The services that we offer at SERVPRO can mean the difference between restoring your property and total reconstruction after a flood damage incident strikes your home. Make the call to our offices before swelling, cracking, weakening and additional damage from long term exposure causes a rapid rise in the costs associated with your restoration.
It is important for you to understand that water can effect your possessions in many different ways and that if it is not removed as quickly and efficiently as possible the right way, even professional services can have a hard time restoring your property. Swelling of wood framing and furniture, color bleeding of fabrics, water spotting, and mold growth can all begin causing further damage within 48-72 hours of exposure.
Removing the water source and using the proper equipment to dry any moisture found within the affected area rapidly is essential to saving your home. As you can see, putting things off or leaving things to chance can cause significant problems and result in further loss. Spend a penny now rather than a dollar later.
Make the call to SERVPRO of Teaneck - Englewood today. There is an expertly trained professional staff waiting to assist you with all of your flood damage restoration needs. (201) 266-0482

Commercial Water Damage in New Milford

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

In New Milford, SERVPRO Restores A Clothing Store After Water Damage

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Commercial Water Damage to Your Retail Shop

There's not a clothing store in the state that hasn't dealt with a loss of property from the water. At first, most owners don't even think of it as a problem except to remove standing water and dry out the floor.

Commercial water damage in New Milford isn't that simple to fix. Clothing has to be dried quickly to preserve color. If the water that has soaked the items contains soil, soot or other contaminants, it will have to be cleaned as well. SERVPRO has the training and inventory of cleaning agents to ensure restoration is accomplished as quickly as possible in your New Milford home or business.

Simple detergents are fine if the water damage comes from clean or uninfected water. When it comes to clothing, even a microscopic amount of mold or other contamination can render them worthless. This isn't a problem if it's a sweater or two, but for a clothing store, losing an entire season's worth of inventory is a crushing blow. To make sure that doesn't happen, our technicians use disinfectants and sanitizers to ensure property is safe to wear as well as being visually clean.

Our disinfectants destroy over 90 percent of the organisms they come in contact with. They are excellent to use on clothing and accessories when mixed with the proper amount of water. Some of the types we use are alcohols, chlorines, and phenols. Sanitizers are excellent to reduce microbe (mold spore) levels. This restores areas where clothing is stored and displayed back to safe amounts. They are useful for work surfaces, clothing racks and even hangars that may have become contaminated. Bear in mind; that water damaged clothing and fabrics typically lose value and must be displayed as damaged merchandise.

It is in everyone's best interest to help our fellow businesses reopen their doors to the community. As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready to help every clothing, and other retail shops get back on their feet. Call us now at (201) 266-0482 to get started.

Four Key Ways That We Restore Fire Damaged Items

10/30/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO today to assess your Fire Damaged household items!

SERVPRO Can Restore Many Fire Damaged Items to Save Your Funds

It is common to see homeowners tossing away items after a fire event, assuming they are a total loss and no longer usable. While some items can be ruined beyond repair by fire, many others can be saved -- that is the benefit of working with our professionals.
If you are facing fire damage in Tenafly, you should know that our restoration expertise means you will save money on the cost of replacing your possessions. Here are four ways that we restore items affected by fire damage.
SERVPRO has to take extra precautions when dealing with electronic devices and appliances, but we are often able to clean and restore these items if called soon after a fire emergency has occurred. Dry cleaning and vacuuming are often our go-to methods for these items, and we are careful to get damage causing soot and smoke residue off the surfaces of electronics.
Heavy Damage
Fire damage can deposit a significant amount of particles, soot, and smoke around a home, but our professionals are prepared to handle these heavily soiled items. We often use professional wet cleaning techniques in this instance, and sometimes we will use a combination of processes to ensure things with heavy residue are fully restored.
Especially when it comes to furniture with fabric, getting rid of the stains and discoloration that result from fire damage can be considerably tough. When SERVPRO technicians restore furniture, our aim is to preserve the integrity of its components, prevent color bleeding, and remove all residues. For furniture that was soaked in water, we will also extract the excess moisture.
Difficult to Clean Items
Many of our clients are surprised to find that we are even able to restore items such as window blinds. Our state of the art equipment, which includes highly efficient ultrasonic and immersion cleaners, can restore even the most challenging, oddly shaped, or delicate items.
The experts at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood are well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to restore your possessions and get your home back in great shape. To obtain a quote or get more information about our fire damage restoration services, call us anytime at (201) 266-0482.

What Clues Does Mold Leave Behind in a Home?

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

There are many species and subspecies of mold common in the United States.

Clues Mold Leaves Behind

There are many species and subspecies of mold common in the United States, too many to list out at once, and this number is constantly increasing as new strains develop or are transplanted. Most molds, however, fall into a few generalizations regarding appearance and characteristics, and so there are a few signs you should be aware of indicating mold damage on your property.

Discoloration on Surfaces
If a surface has been discolored, typically with a dark green to black color or bright white patch, this may be a critical sign of a large patch of mold damage on your Englewood Cliffs property. The most common types of mold take on a green, brown, or black hue, but other types exist which may discolor patches in shades of red, blue, gray, or many more colors. Some mold may even appear at first glance to be a burned region, so you should take note of what material you've spotted the discoloration on to get a better idea of what mold it could be, or if there is mold there at all.

Unusual Smells
One of the most important indicators of mold damage in out-of-sight places is the smell many types of mold give off. Mold often releases a foul or musty odor which is tough to avoid. If you have smelled this in a part of your home but can't find the source, the mold may be growing under the floor, above the ceiling, or behind a wall.

Moisture in an Interior
A source of water is essential for mold to grow, and in your home, a noticeably humid or wet part of your home may also indicate mold growth there. Keeping water out of your home is important, in addition to potentially causing mold growth, long-term exposure to even low volumes of water can cause significant water damage in your home.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is a locally-owned franchise with national-level resources at its disposal to help tackle even the toughest mold damage scenarios. Call us at (201) 266-0482 for 24/7 damage restoration and mitigation services.

The Damage Caused By Flood

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding can cause severe damage to your property.

Flood Damage To Your Property

When your home has been flooded, whether by a malfunctioning appliance or a natural disaster, you will need to move fast to prevent any further damage to your furnishings. Moisture, as you can imagine, can have huge effects on your upholstery and other furniture, especially anything wooden. Although you will need professionals such as SERVPRO to help you clean it up and salvage anything you can, it is good for you to understand what the water can do to your possessions and what you can do right away to help prevent additional damage.

When you’ve experienced flood damage in New Milford, any upholstery that is in your home can experience several problems:

Swelling – Since the framing of furniture is usually wood, this means it is subject to swelling and cracking. The framing joints will weaken because of this, plus, water could make any glues break down, which will cause damage to the furniture.

Color Bleeding – When wet, dust covers have a good chance of bleeding, and if the cover sags it can stain flooring and carpeting. The metal backing on the buttons of the upholstery can also rust, causing additional staining.

Water Spotting – If your furniture has dry clean only fabrics, water spotting could occur. The whole piece of furniture might need wetting to keep you from having visible water lines.

The growth of Mildew – The primary method of preventing the growth of mildew is removing the water source with rapid drying. Dehumidifiers and air movers which we at SERVPRO can provide will lessen the time that is needed for drying.

Wooden Furniture
When wood composition or wood furniture comes into contact with water, two things can happen. Water spotting can occur on the finish, or the water can cause cracking, swelling or weakening of joints. Specialized wood care products can be used to take out water spots, and a furniture refinisher can fix any problems with furniture frames. Particleboard furniture covered with laminate does not react well with water. The laminate can resist the water and act as a barrier, while the non-laminated side will absorb a lot of water, which can lead to warping.
Flooding as you can see can cause severe damage to your furniture, which will need the professional help of our technicians at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. Contact us at any time after you’ve experienced flooding of any kind by calling (201) 266-0482.

Water Damage: Primary and Secondary

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Mitigate Water Damage in Teaneck by Quickly Removing the Water

SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Properties and Mitigates Losses

When your home or office experiences water flowing into areas where it is not designed for water, water damage can result. There are two different kinds of water damage, primary and secondary. Water damage can still occur months after water has even cleaned up by homeowners or tenants, and this is why expert water removal services should be used.

When resulting from water damage, Teaneck properties that have had major spills indoors should be cleaned up as soon as possible. Significant leaks need professional cleaning and extraction. Water flows downhill, but as it flows, it can also run into barriers or other items that divert the flow of water from what may be what seems to be a logical course, and then continue to flow downhill in other areas. Water does seek its level. Because of this, SERVPRO uses equipment that can detect elevated moisture and humidity levels behind and inside your walls, and find to where all of the water that can damage your home has spread.

Expertise and training give SERVPRO technicians an edge over others and helps us find all that hidden water. Then we can begin to dry in precisely those areas that have become damp, and prevent water damage from happening or continuing. When there are areas that are wet, this is primary damage. It will affect carpets, wallpapers, and even drywall. Left as it is or without professional extraction and drying, secondary water damage can begin to happen.

This type of water damage might not be observable right away and is often not discovered for months after a leak or busted water pipe. This is where drywall is beyond just a bubbled appearance but is actually disintegrating, hardwood floors begin to warp or cup, cracking lengthwise from the pressure of expanding in their confined spaces, and mold growth and its distinctive smell has become noticeable.

Secondary water damage can largely be restored and repaired, with a few items needing replaced, especially in the presence of mold, but this secondary water damage is also highly preventable. This is why it is so important to have professional technicians eliminate the water damage in the first place. When it is completely removed, secondary damage cannot begin.

While it may seem costly to do, having SERVPRO eliminate the primary water damage while they extract all the water and dry out your home is a sound investment. Secondary water damage is extremely expensive to restore and repair, with much of your home's affected interior possibly requiring replacements, instead. We can document any damaged items that are beyond repair so that you can present this paperwork to your insurance carrier, helping you even more in recovering from water damage.

When you have water damage, make it a priority to call us. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482, as we can help you reduce the damaging effects of water damage and mitigate the chance that secondary water damage can happen.

Mold Damage Restoration Specialists

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Damaged and Infested Wall

Our Technicians are Trained to Deal With Your Mold Problems

SERVPRO is proud to be a part of the Bergen County, New Jersey community. Whenever our residential or commercial properties need our help, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. New Jersey has seen its fair share of flooding due to extreme storms that have battered our shores. Water events have also occurred through sewage problems, burst pipes, water heater issues, HVAC failures and more. The worst case scenario when high water levels hit our homes and businesses, is toxic mold.
Mold damage in New Milford displaces many families and business workers. Immediately treating mold, mildew, bacteria and fungus is crucial. SERVPRO has a compassionate team of mold remediation and restoration professionals. If you find mold or even if you suspect that you might have a mold problem – call us. We arrive with the training, equipment, and expertise needed to mitigate any mold infestation.
Mold spreads very quickly and its spores, when disturbed, can be widely dispersed. For this reason, only professional restoration technicians should handle this task. We specialize in water and mold remediation with expert training, equipment, and techniques. Our mold damage processes include mold containment and applying advanced air filtration systems.
We then remove mold-infested materials, per your instructions, followed by cleaning your contents and belongings. Mold causes horrific odors. We’re also trained to eliminate odors and to deodorize using innovative fogging equipment. Our final step is the restoration of your home or business with either minor or major repairs. Our aim is to get your home or business back to a normal state.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is a locally owned and operated business. We are proud to serve our New Jersey neighborhoods with experience, training, and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. If you have any mold questions – call us at (201) 266-0482. We are always here to help you with any emergencies you may encounter.

Mold Damage in New Milford--Keep Your Basement or Crawlspace Clean and Dry

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Growing on Vent on Exterior of Crawl Space in New Milford--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Maintain Your Crawlspace to Help Prevent Mold Damage to Your New Milford Home

For homeowners in New Milford, mold damage can be a real frustration. It is not just unsightly, it is not good for the health and poses a serious risk to the structural integrity of a home. If allowed to progress and become severe, even a minor mold problem can be a huge blow to finances.

The good news is that it does not take much to prevent mold from forming. One of the most effective ways to safeguard a home is to clean the crawl space regularly. This is an area which many homeowners tend to forget, which is precisely why they later end up battling stubborn mold patches and persistent spores.

This handy guide to airing out your crawl space and safeguarding against moisture will help you protect your house from pesky mold problems.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance
The single most effective way to protect a home against mold damage in New Milford is to keep it clean and well ventilated. Moisture is always the cause, so it is vital that you give all interior spaces plenty of air. This includes the crawl space because it is an area that is prone to water. It sits close to the ground, so it is at a higher risk of flooding and damage.

To mitigate the risk, all you have to do it maintain and monitor. Make sure that the ground around your home is not unusually moist or boggy. This means keeping gutters clean and functioning smoothly. It also means channeling groundwater away from foundations, if necessary. Clean gutters regularly to make sure that blockages do not occur and direct water towards the foundation.

Dealing with Persistent Mold Damage
If you suspect that you already have mold damage in your crawl space, the best thing to do is seek the advice of a professional restoration service like SERVPRO. This is a very narrow space, and it is not healthy to be exposed to mold in such close quarters. Mold restoration experts can provide high-quality protective clothing, so for them, dealing with the problem is simple.

They will be able to eradicate visible evidence of mold and clean or remove the damaged materials. The expert IICRC certified technicians from SERVPRO could perform a full mold remediation service on your home if necessary. This will help prevent the issue from becoming a recurring one. They will also be able to give you some recommendations on the best way to maintain your crawl space or basement. After the restoration is complete, it is vital that you keep the area clean, well ventilated, and free of bugs, water, and moisture. Consider installing a sump pump in a basement if an installation is possible. This is an important piece of equipment to help protect again mold damage in New Milford.

If you need the help of a professional mold damage restoration team, call the experts at SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood 24/7 at (201) 266-0482 today.

Englewood Flood Damage - Repair and Clean-up

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

Not only is flood water a problem, but what happens after the flood waters recede could also cause permanent damage and further expenses.

Flood Damage in Englewood - Repair and Clean-up

If flood damages your home in Englewood, you may need professional restoration experts to help you. Floods can be a real disaster for homeowners. Not only is flood water a problem, but what happens after the flood waters recede could also cause permanent damage and further expenses.

Safety First
After a flood has damaged your home, make sure you can safely enter the premises. Assessing the safety may require evaluation or assessment by a flood damage expert in Englewood. Water damage professionals can determine whether a building is structurally safe to enter or occupy after a flood. Check your home for structural damage with the help of an expert. Make sure that all electrical connections and power is turned off in the home before conducting any clean-up efforts. Once you have assessed all of the concerns, and it is deemed safe to enter, you are ready to begin your flood damage restoration in Englewood.

Video and Take Notes
For insurance purposes, make video records and take notes on all flood damage in your home. Take pictures or video of all furnishings, fixtures, or other personal items damaged by the flood. These records help you receive proper compensation for the damages and restoration.

Dry out the Flood
Once you've documented all areas of flood damage in your Englewood home, be sure and begin the drying process quickly. The dry out requires extraction, air movement, dehumidification, and proper ventilation. Drying is a critical step to restore your property, reduce mold growth and mold spores, and mitigate further costs. Pump out any remaining water. Thoroughly dry the areas damaged by the flood. Remember you can always call a flood damage restoration team in Englewood to help you with the clean-up. They will bring specialized equipment, expertise, and trained personnel to every water damage situation.

When Flood Damage threatens Englewood or surrounding communities, Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482

Restoring Safety With a Crime Scene Cleanup in Teaneck

1/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Safely Cleans up Crime Scenes and Bio-Hazardous Locations

For Teaneck Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration: Call SERVPRO

For safety's sake, a proper crime scene cleanup in Teaneck that eliminates the risks posed by biohazards is crucial. While modern crime dramas often portray crime scenes as intricate puzzles that lead incredibly perceptive investigators on fascinating adventures, the reality is much darker. As the hundreds of Americans who find themselves confronting the aftermath of a crime each day can attest, crime scenes are grim places. They can harbor hidden dangers and trigger feelings of intense vulnerability. SERVPRO strongly suggests that the hidden and unknown potential hazards of a biohazard incident be dealt with intense urgency.

The Hazards Left Behind
Even in the best situations, death is a messy business that involves the release of blood and other bodily fluids. Violence increases the risk of biohazards that have the potential to carry disease being spread around the scene, especially if there is broken glass or splattered blood. Even the investigation into a possible crime contributes to the chaos. Fingerprint dust, luminol and other chemicals used by investigators in their quest to gather evidence can be extraordinarily difficult to clean up.

The Risks of Improper Cleaning
The responsibility for dealing with the mess left behind after a crime and the subsequent investigation falls to the property owner, and it is a significant one. Inadequate biohazard cleanup and restoration efforts can lead to an array of new troubles, including unpleasant odors and insect or rodent infestations. Worse, it can expose anyone who visits the space to a variety of communicable diseases. Property owners might even find themselves held liable if someone's health is compromised as a result of an improper cleaning.

The Professional Advantage
If you are confronted with the chore of cleaning up the site of a crime or trauma, rely on SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood for expert biohazard cleanup and restoration services. We recognize that this is a difficult situation. We will respond quickly and treat both you and your property with respect and courtesy. Our highly trained technicians have the knowledge, skills and equipment needed to get the job done right. We observe all federal, state and local guidelines and can safely eliminate the dangers posed by blood and other biohazards with our meticulous sanitization procedures. Our expertise also allows us to salvage items and materials that might otherwise have to be replaced, a benefit that has the potential to reduce the costs associated with restoring your property substantially.

Offering emergency biohazard cleanup services 24 hours a day, SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is always there for you. Our team will work diligently to clean, sanitize and deodorize your property, restoring safety to your environment. Contact us at (201) 266-0482 to learn more or request our assistance.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (201) 266-0482

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood offers cleanup services to the local communities of Teaneck, New Milford, and Englewood. We are proud to be members of our local communities and ready 24/7 to help.

Water Damage in Teaneck

5/13/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage can happen anywhere and anytime. When the worst occurs call the professionals at SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood (201) 266-0482

Water Damage can really wreak havoc on your home or building. Whether you are dealing with broken pipes or a natural disaster, any number of things can cause flooding in your home. Besides the damage to any of your belongings and appliances, you have to find a way to get the water out of the building, and completely dry out the premises in order to avoid a problem that is compounded by pesky mold. If you are dealing with water damage in Teaneck, the first step is to tackle water removal. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to take on water removal on your own. Otherwise, it is best to call in the professionals when the job is simply too big for you and you don't have the equipment or manpower to complete the water removal process. Also, notify your insurance company and take pictures of everything before you begin your clean up job. If you are going to get any kind of compensation, it will be necessary to have proof of the full extent of water damage in your building.

Think About Electricity Before You Get Started
Before you actually begin removing water and drying out the premises, bear in mind that you have live electricity that is submerged under water. You take the risk of getting a dangerous shock unless you cut the power. Once the power is off, you can also address gas or propane. These sources of potential leaks should be turned off as well. Once you are sure it is safe to actually go into the flooded area of the building, make sure you are dressed in protective gear. There is a possibility that the water is contaminated. You'll find that there is a variety of equipment you can use to remove water, from sump pumps to wet vacuums, and heated blowers. In some cases, your best option is to allow evaporation to occur with the assistance of ventilation once the water has been removed.

Take Care of Your Building Once the Water is Gone
When the water has been removed, along with any damaged belongings, you will need to perform a thorough cleaning with a disinfectant. You'll also be able to assess the damage and decide what needs to be replaced, from dry wall to flooring.

When your Englewood Cliffs home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood for all of your water damage needs 24/7 (201) 266-0482


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