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

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

A Fast Solution To Fire Damage In Bergen County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Why Water Damage In Bergen County Should Not Be Ignored

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

Why Water Damage Should Not Be Ignored

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Disposing of Items Ruined by Flood Damage in Englewood

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Home After a Flooding Situation

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

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

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

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

Team SERVPRO Understands How Fire can Damage Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

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

Flood Damage Mitigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Musty Odor Deodorization Following Mold Damage In Your New Milford Home

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Musty Odor Deodorization Following Mold Damage In Your New Milford Home 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)

Water Damage New Milford's Water Removal Team Describes Different Types of Extraction Equipment 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)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in New Milford Talk About Removing Oily Soils 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)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Technicians in New Milford Explain Dehumidification 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)

Mold Remediation The Discovery Of Mold In Your Bergen County Residence 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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Restoring A Small Kitchen Fire To Your Bergen County Home

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring A Small Kitchen Fire To Your Bergen County Home Small kitchen fires can affect your Bergen County home with little warning, as several sources can cause them.

Restoring A Small Kitchen Fire To Your Home

Small kitchen fires can affect your Bergen County home 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 fire damages in the kitchen of your Bergen County home are 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 leads to the need for professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team to bring this area of your home back to preloss conditions.

From the moment that our SERVPRO 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 has to happen to restore the damage to your 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. When you get faced with a circumstance like this, you can put your trust in the technicians we have at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. Our emergency response team is standing by at (201) 266-0482.

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Trust SERVPRO To Restore Water Damage In Englewood

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Trust SERVPRO To Restore Water Damage In Englewood 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)

Fire Damage Addressing Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire In Your Teaneck Residence 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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High Pressure Supply Could Cause A Need For Water Removal in Your New Milford Home

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage High Pressure Supply Could Cause A Need For Water Removal in Your New Milford Home 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 emergencies inside of 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 is going to 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 tanks 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 damages.
From the moment that our experienced technicians arrive at your home, we get to work quickly extracting the water from the area with the use of 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 not ever want to need water removal services for your home, sometimes emergencies can happen. With our 24/7 emergency response team at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, you can always remain confident that help is only a phone call away. Reach out to our experienced technicians anytime at (201) 266-0482.
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Mitigating Flood Damage within Englewood Homes

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Mitigating Flood Damage within Englewood Homes 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)

Commercial Restoring Water Damage To Your New Milford Convenience Store 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)

Mold Remediation Learn to Salvage Your Items During Mold Damage in Bergen County 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)

Storm Damage Putting Everything Back Together After Flood Damage in Tenafly Homes 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)

Fire Damage Take the Guesswork Out of Restoring Fire Damage in Your New Milford Area Home 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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Water Damage from a Leaking Skylight in Your New Milford Home

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from a Leaking Skylight in Your New Milford Home Skylights add natural light to your home. But the disadvantage is that they are another way that water can get into your home. Contact SERVPRO.

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

Having a skylight in your New Milford home is a great way to allow natural sunlight in almost any room. However, if it is installed improperly or it is not maintained, the skylight can develop leaks. Leaks like this 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.
If you have discovered any leaking coming from the skylight in your home, getting it fixed and any water damage in New Milford repaired, it is essential to act upon 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 efficiently 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.

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Combatting Commercial Mold Damage in Your Englewood Warehouse

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Combatting Commercial Mold Damage in Your Englewood Warehouse 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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Restoring Flood Damage In Your Bergen County Home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Flood Damage In Your Bergen County Home 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 things to have.

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 to trust in professionals like SERVPRO to help you out. We have all the training and tools which are needed to dry your property out again and salvage whatever 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 that we use to detect any 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.

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New Milford Residents Can Rely On Quality Water Removal Services

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage New Milford Residents Can Rely On Quality Water Removal Services 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)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal in New Milford 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)

Mold Remediation Hiring Mold Remediation Specialists For Your Bergen County Home 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)

Commercial Home Furnishing Store in Bergen County Needs Multifaceted Water Damage Remediation 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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Combating Odors After Flood Damage to Your Bergen County Home

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Combating Odors After Flood Damage to Your Bergen County Home When flood water enters your home it can leave behind unwanted odors, SERVPRO has professional equipment to eliminate these odors.

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 Bergen County home. If you want your house smelling 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 Bergen County 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.

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When Your Furniture Succumbs To Mold Damage In New Milford

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Your Furniture Succumbs To Mold Damage In New Milford 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)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Soot Damage Restoration Services in Bergen County 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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Commercial Water Removal In New Milford Pizzerias

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal In New Milford Pizzerias Water damage is a common problem for Pizzerias.

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 is 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, SERVPRO knows 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, SERVPRO 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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Indoor Flooding Problems Requiring Water Removal Services in Bergen County

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Indoor Flooding Problems Requiring Water Removal Services in Bergen County Clogged gutters can cause water to enter your home requiring professional water removal services.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Efficient Water Removal Services

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

At SERVPRO, we deal with a wide range of water damage cases and can provide the water removal services you need 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 water damage in the house. When water backs up in the drain sink, for instance, it can cause considerable flooding 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 water damage, especially during periods of heavy rainfalls. The water can overflow from the gutter system and drain into the ground surrounding your foundation. SERVPRO technicians can check for any leaks in your basement walls and repair any worn out concrete when necessary.

Another possible source of flood damage 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 floods your home, especially if no one is around to stop it. When this happens, you should contact SERVPRO immediately for quick water removal. A faulty washing machine hose should also raise concern, as it can create a lake inside your home and cause a great deal of water damage.

If any of these problems causes indoor flooding and water damage to your property, you can count on SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood for swift water removal services. We are available 24/7, every day of the year to attend to your emergency. Call us today at (201) 266-0482.  

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How SERVPRO's National Size Helps for Flood Damage in New Milford

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO's National Size Helps for Flood Damage in New Milford 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)

Fire Damage Homeowners in New Milford Facing a Variety of Fire Damage Issues 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)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services for Teaneck Residents 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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Dealing With Flood Damage in Bergen County

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dealing With Flood Damage in Bergen County 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, but also to the challenges when snow melt 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. It is likely that the area flooded 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.
Flood waters frequently test as contaminated. This increases the urgency remove it fast, but also adds the requirement that it be contained and disposed of pursuant 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 that were developed to work, not just cover up staining and smells temporarily.
Water pools in the lowest level of your home because it follows the path of least resistance. It can also hide in a variety of 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. It is far preferable to avoid mold growth through thorough flood water abatement than to revisit 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.

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Reclaiming Your Belongings From Mold Damage In Teaneck

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reclaiming Your Belongings From Mold Damage In Teaneck 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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Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck 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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Small Steps You Can Take to Help with Fire Restorations

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Small Steps You Can Take to Help with Fire Restorations 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.

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

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Takes the Headache Out of Paperwork After Water Damage to Your Englewood 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 simply 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.
We know that 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 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 our job. 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 out of your premises before drying begins.
When it is time to dry your property, we carry out 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 once more.
Do not let a leaking appliance damage your profits. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for help.

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When Your Humidity Problem Causes Mold Damage in Your Teaneck Home

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Your Humidity Problem Causes Mold Damage in Your Teaneck Home 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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Radiator Leak: A Source Of Water Damage In Your Englewood Home

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Radiator Leak: A Source Of Water Damage In Your Englewood Home 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 a 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 ancient valve. Originally used to adjust the flow of water 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 cool and the valve seal loosens. SERVPRO puts you in touch with an appropriate radiator repair shop, and 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 lifted and padding removed, we attend 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.

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Using Your Tenafly Fireplace Properly

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Using Your Tenafly Fireplace Properly 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. 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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Selecting A Qualified Fire Damage Restoration Company In Bergen County

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Selecting A Qualified Fire Damage Restoration Company In Bergen County When you fall victim to fire damage, quick decisions make all the difference.

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. When you fall victim to fire damage, quick decisions make all the difference.

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, that 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 are more than likely going to 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 important 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, water extraction, cleaning, deodorization, and repair services as well. Apart from that, they should offer 24-hour emergency services and make themselves available when you need them, just like SERVPRO.

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

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Neutralize Water Damage That Exists In Your Englewood Area Home

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Neutralize Water Damage That Exists In Your Englewood Area Home 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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Why We Place So Much Emphasis On Standing Water In Englewood

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why We Place So Much Emphasis On Standing Water In Englewood 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 there is water 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 have the ability to cause thousands of dollars' damage. However, why does this specific aspect of flood damage wreak so much havoc on a home?

One of the most vital things to remember about standing water is that it is often an indicator of much more serious 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 normal. Furthermore, every hour without water removal adds to the risk of a mold colony starting to grow, 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, be sure to 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, and we aim to make sure as little damage is done to your home as possible through our time-tested mitigation approach. Call us at (201) 266-0482.

Broken Pipes Lead To Commercial Water Damage In Cafes And Diners In New Milford

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Broken Pipes Lead To Commercial Water Damage In Cafes And Diners In New Milford 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 Remediation Mold Cleanup In Schools: Find The Best Remediation Manager In Englewood 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)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Commercial Storm Damage in Bergen County 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)

Fire Damage Help With Clean Up After Fire Damage In Your Englewood Cliffs Home 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)

Water Damage Dealing With Water Damage in Your Bergen County Pizza Parlor 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.

Small Leaks In Your Waiting Room's Aquarium Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Englewood Practice

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Small Leaks In Your Waiting Room's Aquarium Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Englewood Practice When the water spills out of a fish tank, what was once a beautiful centerpiece in your waiting area quickly becomes a disgusting and flooded mess.

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. SERVPRO 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.

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.

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 into 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.

Flood Damage in Englewood Can Be Costly

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Englewood Can Be Costly 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)

Water Damage The Technical Guidelines For Working With Asbestos And Water Damage In New Milford 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)

Mold Remediation 3 Effective Ways to Neutralize Mold Damage in New Milford Homes 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)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Englewood 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)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Repair Services In Tenafly 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)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in New Milford 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)

Fire Damage Four Key Ways That We Restore Fire Damaged Items 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)

Mold Remediation What Clues Does Mold Leave Behind in a Home? 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)

Storm Damage The Damage Caused By Flood 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)

Water Damage Water Damage: Primary and Secondary 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 Remediation Mold Damage Restoration Specialists 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.

Electrical Residential Fires: How to Protect Yourself

6/27/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Residential Fires: How to Protect Yourself 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 

By far the most important step in keeping an electrical fire at bay 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 is not going to 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. Many injuries and deaths result after an electrical fire due to safety overlooks, and 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, and so avoid most 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 type of 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, and we are ready to send our best to any fire disaster cleanup. 

Common Causes of Fire Damage in Tenafly Properties

6/24/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Common Causes of Fire Damage in Tenafly Properties Electrical Fires Like This One Can Be Prevented

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 out 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 Tenafly 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 a 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 if you can see well, you are more aware of your surroundings. 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 then can spread rapidly throughout a room.

Oils placed in rings to scent a room should be only used when you will always be 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 take into consideration 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 where there is 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 will 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 who has experienced technicians on call 24/7 to provide expert services when you need us, that fire damage will soon be a distant memory. Calling SERVPRO of Teaneck and Englewood at (201) 266-0482 will make sure that your fire-damaged home and furnishings are cleaned, refurbished, and made like-new again.

Water Damage Can Start Inside Your Home

6/23/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Can Start Inside Your Home A Water Line That Has Burst Can Create A Great Deal of Water Damage

There Are Three Categories of Water

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.

Clean water coming directly from a water line is considered to be Category 1 water. It poses no risks to health or safety unless it comes into contact with 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 into 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 the majority of any standing water by using a mop and buckets. If there is too much water, you should call SERVPRO 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 of 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

Water damage must be cleaned up quickly to keep the damage from spreading and also from changing into worse damage. We are professionals who 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.

Teaneck Needs Rapid Help to Mitigate Commercial Water Damage

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Teaneck Needs Rapid Help to Mitigate Commercial Water Damage Don't Let Water Damage Wash Away Your Teaneck Commercial Profits in 2016. Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Limit Water and Secondary Losses to Your Business.

Commercial water damage 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 property restoration company, SERVPRO can help your business recover from water damage. 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 of technicians is IICRC-certified and will identify what is causing the water damage in Teaneck and will work alongside utility companies and commercial plumbers to make sure your building is secure against any secondary water damage or loss. We’ll also get rid of any debris and hazards and start extracting the water from your commercial property.

Once we’ve removed all the standing water, SERVPRO 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 commercial building is decontaminated and to protect you and your staff against any health risks.

Part of the water damage cleanup process includes SERVPRO using special treatments to avoid mold growing 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.

Water Damage Repair
After cleaning and drying your commercial building, SERVPRO’s 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.

Commercial Flood Restoration
SERVPRO has 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.

If you’ve experienced any Teaneck commercial water damage, speak with us at SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood by dialing (201) 266-0482 for a prompt 24/7 response.

Mold Damage in New Milford--Keep Your Basement or Crawlspace Clean and Dry

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in New Milford--Keep Your Basement or Crawlspace Clean and Dry 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.

New Milford Fire Damage - How to Respond to Fire Damage in New Milford

3/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage New Milford Fire Damage - How to Respond to Fire Damage in New Milford Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the super-hot air can sear your lungs.

How to Handle New Milford Fire Damage 

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

Assessing the Damage

Many people who have never experienced fire damage in New Milford before may be surprised at the extent of the damage that even a small fire can create. The fire itself will leave behind a charred mess, but this is only one aspect of the fire damage that you may be dealing with. 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.

Repairing Your Home 

Repairing your home is a top goal to accomplish after you have experienced a fire in New Milford, 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 will 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 as well as immediate health concerns. In addition, water extraction will need 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 your home has been damaged by a fire. 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 New Milford, Englewood, and surrounding areas. For help with your fire damage repair services, call us at (201) 266-0482.

Englewood Flood Damage - Repair and Clean-up

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Englewood Flood Damage - Repair and Clean-up 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)

Biohazard Restoring Safety With a Crime Scene Cleanup in Teaneck 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.

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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.

New Milford Residence Fire Damage Assessment

11/4/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage  New Milford Residence Fire Damage Assessment SERVPRO Says Smoke Alarms Save Lives and Property

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

New Milford Fire damage is a difficult reality for a homeowner in New Milford. 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 remediation company like SERVPRO 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 fire damage restoration specialist's 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 remediation expert 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, restoration experts will determine the extent of internal damage done by the fire. During this component of the assessment, SERVPRO 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 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 and Cleanup. Once the restoration professionals have 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.

Call SERVPRO To Secure Thorough, Effective Fire Damage Assessments. When your property in New Milford is affected by a fire, the tendency is to panic. Don't. Instead, call the friendly, proficient technicians of SERVPRO. Each of the company's IICRC-certified professionals will provide you with the goal-oriented, expedient fire damage remediation services that restore your property to its pre-loss condition, whenever possible. We're ready to start working on your behalf.

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’re already nearby and ready to help. Call us.(201) 266-0482

Englewood Water Damage 101

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Englewood Water Damage 101 Whether your property is subject to water damage due to a natural disaster or sewage issue, resolving the issue immediately is immensely valuable.

Water Damage 101 in Englewood

Whether your property is subject to Englewood 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 who to 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?
Englewood 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. Englewood 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 will often attempt to complete a DIY project. Don't commit this error. Water damage is a serious, complex matter that requires professional remediation. Here are several reasons that calling the experts for help is important:

1. 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.

2. Knowledge And Experience
In addition to possessing the equipment necessary to complete the water damage restoration process, industry professionals possess the knowledge to do so. Often, homeowners will 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 the course of many years, water remediation specialists 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. 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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters. 

Our expertise in fire damage and water restoration is extensive. SERVPRO utilizes IICRC training as part of our on-going education to stay ahead of the curve. Call us for help. (201) 266-0482

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Fire in Englewood

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Fire in Englewood Safe Kitchen Fire?

Your Commercial Fire Damage in Teaneck Can Be Resolved By SERVPRO

Getting hit with a commercial fire is one of the business owner's worst nightmares in Englewood. In addition to causing financial challenges, hardships, and damage to the structure of the property, commercial 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, and promptly, it's important to call SERVPRO. To get a clear, concise understanding of how to quickly address and resolve your commercial fire damage issues, refer to the following outline:

Call Your Insurer

Your initial call after your commercial 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 commercial 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 will 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 useful 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

Although each aspect of the commercial fire damage restoration process is important, the initial assessment plays an integral role in the whole procedure. During the assessment, specialists will perform several tests to determine the time frame and costs necessary to restore your property. This will form 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 will then clean up debris and remove for storage or dumping interior items. The drying step will utilize dehumidifiers and air movers to draw moisture and humidity from the business. Soot cleaning and smoke and odor elimination will continue the restorative process. SERVPRO possesses state-of-the-art equipment such as ozone machines, foggers, and mold remediation chemicals, to bring the commercial fire restoration to completion.

The SERVPRO  IICRC-certified crew will offer you the precise, proficient services you need to get you back in business.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises that also covers New Milford, Tenafly, and Englewood Cliffs with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters. Call for help. (201) 266-0482

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

7/22/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flash floods in Englewood Cliffs:  These fast-moving natural disasters can cost you big. Flash Flood Causes Severe Water Damage

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

Flash floods in Englewood Cliffs 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 occurs when:

    •        An excessive rain comes within minutes of the start of the precipitation, or within six hours afterward.
    •        A slow-moving rain endures for a long 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 floodings, like dry stream beds, gullies, and culverts.

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 Cliffs 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 a Englewood Cliffs 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 Cliffs flood damage, the professionals at SERVPRO® can throw you a lifeline. Call us today for a free restoration quote!

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or storm emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Englewood community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Mold Assessment and Remediation in New Milford

7/22/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Assessment and Remediation in New Milford Wall Mold

Mold Assessment and Remediation

New Milford mold growth can affect all types of homes. There are many types of molds, although the most dangerous molds in homes are usually black molds that grow on cellulose surfaces such as wood, hay or paper. Dealing with mold can be difficult and involves a comprehensive inspection that will 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 that will ensure the mold and its source are eliminated.

Assessment and Cause
All molds require wet environments to grow. This wetness is especially true of New Milford 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 important step when assessing a mold problem.

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 New Milford 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 common 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 the mold.
Fixing the source of the mold usually involves dealing with the water or moisture that allowed it grow in the first place. If the moisture was caused by a one-time even such as a flood, then simply drying out space with heaters and fans may be an important 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 the growth of mold 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 quickly as possible before mold growth sets in.

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 in our local communities:

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Time Duration of Smoke & Fire Damage in Englewood

7/22/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Time Duration of Smoke & Fire Damage in Englewood Smoke exposure has several detrimental effects on building interiors, including damage to plastics and drywall.

Time Duration of Smoke & Fire Damage

The process of clean-up after smoke and Englewood fire damage 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 restoration and clean-up 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 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 initial Englewood fire damage, the residue from acid can stain and permanently discolor tile grout. It can also damage porcelain bathroom fixtures, fiberglass fixtures, any metals that don't have protective coating, counter tops and other types of furniture surfaces. If the smoke and Englewood 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 restoration costs will go up substantially. Any synthetic carpet fibers will become discolored, and metal corrosion will be obvious on a number of 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 and clean-up crew, like SERVPRO, as soon as possible.

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Water Damage in Teaneck

5/13/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Teaneck 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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