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Why Residents of Teaneck Need SERVPRO Restoration Services after Property Damages

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Here to help make fire, water, mold and storm damage in Teaneck, “Like it never even happened.”

For All Your Restoration Needs, SERVPRO is Here to Help

Our industry-leading technology, training, and availability are just a few reasons why residents of Teaneck choose us for restoration services. A decade's worth of experience working across four commercial districts has helped us to refine our approach to fire, water, storm, and mold damage restoration. From the first phone call to the final walkthrough, our communication, compassion, and dedication have earned us a reputation as one of the leading providers for restoration services here in Bergen County. Contact us anytime when property disasters strike for qualified, local technicians.  

Fire Damage Restoration

In the event of a fire at your property, the initial action is an obvious one, the fire department. However, once the flames are extinguished you, the homeowner, are left with several areas of damage, including charring, soiling, and malodors. Our restoration services for fire damage in Teaneck are available in as little as four hours of notification of loss with the equipment and expertise to bring your home back to its preloss condition.  

The primary source of malodor is soot and smoke residues. Combusting synthetics release several chemicals into the atmosphere which are attracted to cooler surfaces in the home. This hot seeking cold phenomenon is why areas, where the soiling is at its worst, are inside cabinets, draws, or ventilation shafts. The fastest way for our SERVPRO crew to tackle malodor in your Teaneck home is by cleaning these areas using powerful oil and water-based cleaning agents to remove the source of the offending odor.  

Stubborn malodors may remain even after the sources of odor have been removed. Increased air-pressure from a fire can force odors inside furniture. SERVPRO use chemical pairing agents that pair with odor particles and neutralize them. We disperse these chemicals by vaporizing them in a thermal ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers. Since the conditions of the odor were created by hot smoke, creating a warm vapor similar to how malodor dispersed ensures the areas affected by smoke damage are similarly treated with deodorants. 

Water Damage Restoration

Unwanted moisture in your Teaneck home can damage furnishings, create unpleasant odors, and promote mold growth. We operate an essential service for fast-drying your property after water damage in Teaneck, Englewood, and parts of New Jersey. These matters are exceptionally time-sensitive with prolonged exposure to moisture, increasing the risks of permanent damage. SERVPRO is here to mitigate against further damages while restoring your home to its pre-incident condition.  

The proper drying of your Teaneck home relies on several stages that combine to form a complete restoration service. First of all, extraction equipment must be brought in to remove excess water. Truck-mounted extraction units can remove hundreds of gallons a day. Portable extraction units can be brought on-site for areas of restricted access and are also up to 1,200 times more efficient at water removal than dehumidifying alone. SERVPRO  can mobilize both types of extractor quickly to mitigate the immediate dangers to contents and structure.  

Removing large amounts of water from the home is the first stage. The second stage is to dry contents completely, which both tackles odor and microbial growth. Furnishings, in particular, can become stained and require cleaning while wet to avoid the stains becoming permanent. Harsher temperatures, like those created by rapid air-movers used in drying, can shrink fabrics. We may need to remove furnishings from the affected area altogether, while dehumidifiers are brought in to bring down the moisture content of your possessions and prevent warping or buckling of natural materials.  

Storm Damage Restoration

The impact of storm damage in your Teaneck home can range from minor issues to more extensive ones. However, large quantities of standing water are consistently a problem that homeowners must face when presented with extreme weather events. Standing water is heavy, and the extra pressure on floors can cause permanent structural damage if left for a prolonged period. During these times of the year, SERVPRO operates emergency restoration services using local technicians that are on-call for out of hours situations.  

In the event of flash flooding or heavy rainfall entering your property, professional technicians are needed to remove pooling water. SERVPRO can mobilize specialist pumping equipment to transport water from your home to a nearby sewer point. These equipment are gas-powered and fully submersible, allowing us to remove standing water above two inches rapidly.  During this time, your SERVPRO technician can assess whether water is contaminated by pathogens - which are usually present in road overflow or flash flooding - or clean water, which can generally respond well to restoration and cause minor setbacks.  

Contaminants in water may include herbicides, pesticides, or even raw sewage. Our technicians are given Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for precisely this kind of emergency and can take the necessary actions to preserve possessions by establishing cleanrooms, decontamination procedures, and quarantining the affected area. Unfortunately, not all materials can be salvaged with porous materials like drywall requiring removal, demolition, and replacement to ensure your home gets back to its pre-storm condition. 

Mold Remediation

The discovery of mold in your Teaneck home can be a disconcerting experience. However, these microscopic fungi are a natural part of any home environment and even have beneficial medical purposes like penicillin. It is only when mold spores land on wet spots in the home that they begin to reproduce, causing problems for your contents and structure. SERVPRO operate advanced remediation procedures for Teaneck residents to remove mold colonies and prevent them from returning.  

Mold restoration services begin with a thorough assessment of the extent of the damage. SERVPRO technicians trace mold growth from the sign back to the source. Once the cleaning procedure begins, the goal is to remove the mold using agitative cleaning methods while ensuring that mold spores do not become airborne and spread to previously unaffected areas of your Teaneck home. We do this, by establishing a containment area - usually with physical plastic barriers - as well as decontamination zones to prevent mold spreading on shoes, clothing or skin.  

Stubborn soiling from molds may require corrosive cleaning agents to remove correctly. This process can wear away the finish on specific structural contents as well as paintwork but is an essential part of the restoration service. After thoroughly decontaminating the affected area, deodorizing it with water-based foggers and shutting off the source of moisture, we can repaint or refinish the affected area to get it back to a like-new condition. Porous materials that are deemed non-salvageable must also be demolished and replaced to avoid a recurring infestation. 

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is property restoration experts that can be reached twenty-four hours a day at (201) 266-0482 for home callouts.

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