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What Tools Can Manage Saturated Materials in Your Teaneck Home?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Flooding can threaten many porous materials and contents throughout your house, and we have multiple strategies to address these concerns. 

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

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

What Type of Flooding Affected Your Property? 

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

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

Why Is Surface Water a Concern? 

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

Can Carpet Wands Protect Flooring? 

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

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

What Are the Weighted Extraction Options? 

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

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

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

How Many Teaneck Companies Should I Hire for Flood Restoration?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding Flooding can quickly damage your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

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

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

What Types of Tools Do You Use for Flood Restoration?

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

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

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

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Disposing of Items Ruined by Flood Damage

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO OF TEANECK / ENGLEWOOD's Fool-Proof Formula For Restoring Your Flood Damaged Appliances In Your New Milford Home

SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Home After a Flooding Situation

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

When a house sustains flooding, certain things become saturated and retain moisture, permitting microbial activity to grow unchecked. These things include part of the house's structure and the contents. Insulation, except for closed-cell foam not only faces severe contamination but water causes many types of insulation within walls to compress and lose their ability to prevent heat or cold from passing through. Restoring upholstered furniture can require dismantling pieces and other tasks with no guarantee of a successful restoration.

Appliances in your home can also contain insulation. These appliances include refrigerators, stoves, and others. Enclosed compartments inside doors or walls hold insulation when heat or cold plays a role in the appliance's use. Older units can contain asbestos, making repair even more costly, if even possible. Because of these difficulties,  technicians dispose of these appliances, also. Any food left in a refrigerator or freezer after a flood poses 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 water damage and require its removal and disposal. Flooring is often heavy because of its high density. When warping, cracking, peeling, and other damages occur, we remove the flooring and then carry it out of your home.

The increase in efficiency that happens after we remove these saturated materials dramatically decreases the amount of time involved. We can restore or repair many of your belongings that sustained saturation, and whenever possible, we choose that option. We want to assure our customers that we keep both their financial costs in mind, as well as the health of their families or other future occupants.

Will a Flood Destroy Appliances in a Home?

As a New Milford homeowner, you have invested a lot over the years. Not only have you decorated your home to your liking and style but you love it. In a moment’s notice, your life can change for the worse. Flood water can infiltrate your home without warning. Before you know it, the trickle of water turns into a small stream. Now, your carpet, rugs, furniture and hardwood floors are soaked with water. The first reaction you may have is to save your valuables which includes your appliances. Before taking that step, learn how flooding affects your electrical appliance.

The first thing you need to do as a family is to seek shelter in a safe place. As an emergency flood cleanup company in New Milford, we recommend that you switch off the electricity at the mains. Doing so cuts off power to your electrical appliances. Also, it lowers the chances of getting electrocuted as you move to a safer place.

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

Not taking these steps immediately can lead to a fire. Want to know how? If you have electrical appliances resting on the ground such as video game consoles, it can electrically charge the water. Not only that, the circuit inside the appliance can short-circuit and cause more damage. If you have a running generator at home, this is the moment where you shut it off.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood mitigates flood damage. We want residents to live in safe, dry homes, free of all types of damage. Call us at (201) 266-0482 so we can help you mitigate the damage caused by flooding or other disasters.

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

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

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

Handling Groundwater After A Flood In Bergen County

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

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

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

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

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We Act Fast In Teaneck After A Flood

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

What can our team do?

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

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

Why is it vital to remove water fast?

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

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

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

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

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Flood Damage Repair In Englewood

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

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

Flood Damage Technicians In Englewood Discuss Problems With Asbestos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

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

Groundwater Flood Damage and Pack-out Procedures for Englewood Residents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Certified Technicians Are Prepared For Your Englewood Flood Damage

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage can come in extra large sizes requiring commercial equipment capable of handling the size. We have the equipment ready to handle it.

Restoring Your Englewood Home After Flood Damage is Straightforward with Expert Help  

Surface water flooding is a threat in urban areas. It typically happens when the drainage system is unable to cope with the large volume of water that hits the ground after several hours or days of heavy rainfall. This kind of flooding is common because of interrelating factors like the increased frequency of heavy rain, an increase in hard surfaces, and inadequate maintenance of drains. 

Flood damage in your Englewood home can be deep-rooted and devastating. It may cause structural damage or undermine the structural integrity or foundation of the house. Therefore, it is vital to investigate and repair any flood damage in full. Extracting the water and eliminating all the moisture helps prevent secondary damage to a home. 

An experienced restoration company like SERVPRO can help you return your property to its pre-incident condition quickly and effectively. Our well-trained technicians can evaluate your home to determine the extent of the destruction and come up with a plan of action to dry the affected areas thoroughly. When you contact us to restore your property, you can expect the following: 

•    A prompt response 

•    A fair, fast and written estimate 

•    Certified professionals ready to complete the work 

•    Courteous and professional crew 

•    High-quality work to restore your home to its original condition 

Our technicians can use heavy-duty water extraction equipment to remove standing flood damage from your house. We spend enough time extracting water since it expedites the drying process. To dry a home faster, our ASDs can also use portable heaters to raise the temperature of rooms to between 70 and 80 degrees since hot air holds more moisture. Mold proliferates in damp, dark places like behind drywall and sub-floors. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) can dry out your house before this occurs or remediate the issue if mold growth has begun. 

After removing the water, we use high-powered air moving and dehumidification equipment to dry the furnishings, walls, and flooring, among other areas. We have structural cavity drying equipment that enables us to force air into or out of wall cavities and other hard-to-access areas to ensure efficient drying. Structural drying equipment has higher pressure capabilities. It can overcome the restriction of air delivery systems with a small diameter and tight air spaces where moisture can be trapped. We can fix attachments to this equipment to filter, direct, or manipulate air. 

To determine if a home is dry, our SERVPRO crew can use infrared cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. After drying your house, we can use odor removal equipment like hydroxyl machines to eliminate any smells that the floodwater caused. 

A professional restoration following flood damage in your Teaneck, New Milford or Tenafly home is essential to maintain the integrity of the property. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Summer Weather Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Englewood Home

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

Call (201) 266-0482, so we can start making your home “Like it never even happened.”

Summer Weather Can Bring Gentle Showers Or Tornadoes To Englewood And Leave Areas Clean Or In Tatters

Frequent changes in the weather mean that anything from gentle rain showers that leave your neighborhood in Englewood with a fresh scent afterward or dismantled from a tornado. When bad weather affects your property, getting it cleaned up and everything back to normal saves you from anything getting worse later.

It surprises many when they find that unlike a typical storm in Teaneck, a tornado can demolish one house and leave neighboring houses intact and unfazed. When this happens to your property, SERVPRO knows what to do in even the worst cases. We can remove large pieces of building materials, siding, roofing, and structural components that the tornado wrecked.

When damaged areas from stormy weather affect only parts of your residence, getting small debris removed yourself can help make things a bit safer for your family. Pulling larger pieces free from wreckage can cause other pieces to fall, making the situation highly risky. For broader, more dangerous aspects of cleanup after a violent storm, calling in a professional team lets you avoid getting into any situations that could become worse than what you expected.

While your family cleans up the smaller debris in your yard left behind by tornadoes and high-speed winds, SERVPRO’s skilled workers and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified specialists work in teams to eliminate the more extreme damage. This includes getting sharp shards of glass, twisted metal and splintered wood off your property and into a dumpster. Keeping it confined also keeps neighborhood children safe.

When homeowners need additional help in restoring their home after a terrible storm, we have building and restoration experts on hand. Using one company instead of two or more to clean up debris, mitigate damage, and restore your home reduces the expense involved in making your home livable again.

Trimming costs does not mean cutting corners. Instead, SERVPRO saves our customers from excess and unnecessary expenses by doing the following:

    •    Cleanup, mitigation, and restoration teams work together to reduce the time involved, reducing temporary housing costs,
    •    Explaining to insurance adjuster the extent of the damage and what necessary measures need to take place to restore your home to a safe condition,
    •    Understanding your family’s specific needs can result in gaining outside assistance for special situations aggravated by the damage to your home, and
    •    Obtaining building materials at the lowest cost possible to ensure that the work on your property meets your expectations.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood’s IICRC-certified specialists are always ready to fix the problems that stormy weather conditions cause to your home in New Milford and Tenafly. Our emergency contact number is always available, day and night, every day of the year. Call (201) 266-0482, so we can start making your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Professional Remediation is Necessary for Flooding in New Milford

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

It's summer storm season which can bring flooding. Are you prepared?

Save Money Short and Long Term with Flood Damage Mitigations in New Milford Through SERVPRO

One of the first things you should do after encountering flood damage in your home is to place a call to a certified damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. We keep our phone lines open 24/7 so that we can respond to local crises as soon as they happen. Contacting us as soon as possible after an incident can end up saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars on restoration and repair fees and could prevent several long-term situations from arising as a result of the flooding.

How Fast Responses Help in the Short Term

Within hours of receiving your first call about flood damages to your New Milford home, we arrive on-scene to immediately begin extracting any remaining standing water and setting up drying processes. By removing water sooner rather than later, we can prevent the immediate breakdown of some materials and minimize the effects of color bleeding, warping, and other time-sensitive types of water damage. Depending on how the water entered your home and the extent of the damage, we may also be able to rectify most problems before foul odors become a significant issue. These factors and other considerations can add up to a hefty sum of money saved on restorative treatments that may become essential with days or even hours of extra time before the arrival of SERVPRO technicians.

...And in the Long Term

Floods can sometimes lead to particularly severe and expensive consequences for your home, such as significant mold damage and degradation of the building foundation. The processes to reverse these effects can be expensive and complicated and are best avoided entirely through a competent damage mitigation job done quickly after the disaster. Also, the materials we save through restorative treatments can reduce the necessity of otherwise essential long-term home renovation projects in the future.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help you to overcome the effects of flood damage in your home while saving you money in the process. Call us at (201) 266-0482 for our emergency services.

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The Ultimate List of Resources for Remediating New Milford Flood Damage

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and other storm damage needs to be handled quickly so you’re not left dealing with mold. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

How Can Flood Cuts Help Your Damaged New Milford Home?

There are many steps to restoring your damaged New Milford home after a flood, many of which must begin as promptly as possible to reduce the spread of damage throughout the property. The faster that you can secure the services of professionals to restore your property, the less that floodwater can spread and saturate into materials throughout your home. Many of the mitigation practices of our responding professionals are effective when applied immediately after a flood emergency has occurred.

While many flood damages can affect your New Milford home, many of these widespread effects can get lessened by the prompt response of our professionals. Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24 hours a day to address your emergency and its effects as they happen, never asking any customer to wait for the restorative practices that can save them money and time when disaster strikes.

One of the common mitigation practices that occur when we first arrive at your home is a full assessment of the damage. We can utilize tools like moisture detectors and thermal imagery to determine the moisture pockets and saturation of exposed drywall and other materials throughout your property. Knowing how much of a drywall sheet has become exposed to the pooling water, we can tape off a line to indicate where the moisture begins moving towards the floors on the wall. This line is where the drywall gets cut and removed.

Flood cuts help in two different ways when your home becomes damaged by a flood. The first helpful aspect of this practice is the convenient access to dry wall cavities and other inaccessible areas damaged by the spread of floodwater. Secondly, by our SERVPRO team only removing the damaged portions of the drywall, reconstruction can get done in a fraction of the time and for a smaller price because there is less to replace and afford.

Mitigation needs to begin immediately following a flood in your home. You can reach our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood rapid response team 24/7 by calling (201) 266-0482.

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Our Experts In Englewood Can Save Your Flood Damaged Carpet

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

If you ever notice that your carpet has gotten wet after a storm, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

Englewood's Flood Damage Technicians Talk About Problems With Carpet And Pad

If a storm ever makes its way into Englewood residence, one of the first objects inside your home that can get affected is your flooring materials. Moisture can make its way into your structure during a storm in several different ways and cause flood damage to occur. If water comes in from a leaking window or your roof, it can follow gravity and make its way to the floor. If it floods on the outside, water can get in through the ground or from faulty lower door seals. Once you notice your carpet is wet, it is wise to call in a professional flood damage company such as SERVPRO.

Wet carpets can quickly create other issues inside your home including problems resulting from raised humidity levels. Once porous materials like your carpets get wet, flood damage mitigation in Englewood by our SERVPRO experts can become a necessity. We can take measures to prevent future health hazards from contaminated water and mold growth. When dealing with fabric materials like carpets, we know that rainwater can contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Knowing that water coming from the outside can be harmful we often remove wet materials such as your carpet and pad.

Wet carpeting materials can cause issues with the subfloor underneath it. Removing carpet and pad allows us to dry out the wooden materials making up your floor, thus preventing future fungal growth problems. Besides, when your carpet gets wet, it not only loses its backing and become delaminated, but it can become a source for mildew-like aromas.

If the water coming into your structure is muddy, then it could be classified as a category three situation which is the same contamination level as sewage water. When this occurs, we dry out all of the affected materials and then seal your subfloor with a specialized sealant paint. This sealer traps in any foul odors and helps prevent future microbial formations. If you ever notice that your carpet has gotten wet after a storm, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24/7.

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SERVPRO's Fool-Proof Formula For Restoring Your Flood Damaged Appliances In Your New Milford Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you want to prevent damage to your electrical appliances during a flood call SERVPRO!

How Flood Damage Affects Electrical Appliances In Your New Milford Home

As a New Milford homeowner, you have invested a lot over the years. Not only have you decorated your home to your liking and style but you love it. In a moment’s notice, your life can change for the worse. Flood water can infiltrate your home without warning. Before you know it, the trickle of water turns into a small stream. Now, your carpet, rugs, furniture and hardwood floors are soaked with water. The first reaction you may have is to save your valuables which includes your appliances. Before taking that step, learn how flooding affects your electrical appliance.

The first thing you need to do as a family is to seek shelter in a safe place. As SERVPRO flood damage experts in New Milford, we recommend that you switch off the electricity at the mains. Doing so cuts off power to your electrical appliances. Also, it lowers the chances of getting electrocuted as you move to a safer place.

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

Not taking these steps immediately can lead to a fire. Want to know how? If you have electrical appliances resting on the ground such as video game consoles, it can electrically charge the water. Not only that, the circuit inside the appliance can short-circuit and cause more damage. If you have a running generator at home, this is the moment where you shut it off.

After SERVPRO flood damage experts have cleaned, dried and restored your home, you can have your electrical appliances cleaned by a professional. During this process, toxins and sediments are removed. In some cases, this is impossible. As a result, you have to dispose of the appliance.

Remember, do not attempt to restore power to your home until a professional electrician gives you the go ahead. If you want to prevent damage to your electrical appliances during a flood, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood now at (201) 266-0482.

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

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Bergen County homes develop extremely pungent odors after sustaining flood damage.

Flood Damage Mitigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mitigating Flood Damage within Englewood Homes

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

After you and your family are safe, contact SERVPRO in order to thoroughly dry out and remediate your flooded property.

SERVPRO Remediates Flood Damage Quickly to Prevent Any Secondary Damages From Forming

Many disasters bring a multitude of risks with them whenever they affect properties in Englewood. As both a cause of perilous situations and a way for other dangers to remain hidden, water, especially murky, muddy flood waters, can turn your home into a treacherous place.
If your Englewood home suffers flood damage, it may seem insurmountable, but professional restoration can undo the damage and make your home safe again. Removing the risks, including those that can cause damage to your home in the future, should begin as soon as possible. SERVPRO's professional restoration technicians hold IICRC certificates in fields related to all stages of flood damage restoration and mitigation.
Our experienced crews are Always Faster To Any Sized Disaster, including flooded homes and businesses. We also arrive prepared and ready to start the work involved in restoring your home so your family can return to their usual routines. Interruptions such as flooding and other catastrophes can cause stress and other issues that affect people adversely. These problems only add to the already complicated situation, making it worse. This makes a quick recovery even more crucial.
Besides the interruptions caused by flood damage, your home's living environment becomes saturated with organic matter that includes pathogens, animal waste, and other unwanted materials. Motor oil and other vehicle-related liquids from the roadways can get washed into your home, as can chemicals placed on lawns and gardens. These can seem unlikely to cause harm, but in the interior environment of your home, they can pose risks your family should not face.
The water itself also creates hazards for your home's structure. Woods warp when exposed to water for extended periods, and metal fittings, fasteners, and other items can corrode rapidly. The glue under linoleum floors can dissolve and allow bubbled areas to form. Carpeting, due to its construction, often becomes so saturated with the filth carried by flood waters and requires removal and replacement. We have the equipment to dry these floors entirely so new carpeting does not rot or create the perfect environment for microbial growth underneath them.
Because water can travel up via capillary action, we use the Injectidry system. This allows us to dry out areas that otherwise might pose problems for us to reach. The tubing directs air from our air movers exactly where we want. Speeding up the process also saves you money by only drying out areas that need our attention.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can be reached by calling our local number, (201) 266-0482, whenever you need our help dealing with flood damage or other risks to your home. We restore homes in the Tenafly and New Milford areas, as well.

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Putting Everything Back Together After Flood Damage in Tenafly Homes

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

If your home is facing a flooding situation, get to safety with your family and pets. After that, contact SERVPRO to dry out your flooded home.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Home as a First Step Towards Flood Damage Remediation

Floods are the least predictable natural disasters that can hit a home in terms of the damage they can cause. In some cases, it is possible to salvage the home even if the homeowner has to get rid of some appliances, furniture, and items such as curtains and carpeting. In other cases, the homeowners may incur tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Worse still, mold may start growing behind walls and other places that are prone to water damage.
If you find your home in a flood damage situation in Tenafly, SERVPRO has experienced restoration experts that can respond quickly to your emergency. We follow IICRC guidelines in every cleanup job, and our equipment is up to par with industry standards. Our aim is to help you get your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently.
Flood damage often comes with chemical toxins, sewage, bacteria, and mud when the flood water disrupts sewage disposal systems and causes chemical spillage and overflow of waste sites. Porous materials absorb the water, but the contaminants stay behind and may present serious health issues. As such, it is advisable to discard porous materials such as vinyl flooring, upholstered furniture, mattresses, rugs, and carpeting, especially if they have been underwater for more than 24 hours.
SERVPRO technicians use various techniques to clean, disinfect, and dry salvageable items and fixtures. This includes those made of concrete, plastic, porcelain, and glass. For safety purposes, nobody should enter the house if the ground is still wet and the power supply is turned on at the mains. Indeed, apart from causing water damage, flooding can increase the risk of fire through the electrically charged water.
Electronics such as dishwashers, washing machines, and DVD players should be professionally cleaned following a flood damage event. The toxins and sediments from the floodwater are extremely difficult to remove. Some of these devices may not even be salvageable in the event of severe water damage.
Getting your home back to normal after a flooding event can seem impossible. As a part of your community, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is available 24/7 to provide quick and efficient flood damage cleanup services. Call us anytime at (201) 266-0482.

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Restoring Flood Damage In Your Bergen County Home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

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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Combating Odors After Flood Damage to Your Bergen County Home

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

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

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding after a storm can be devastating. SERVPRO has the tools and personnel to handle drying out your property after damage. Call today.

Our Technicians Have Equipment Resources and Personnel to Handle BOTH Small and Large Scale Storm Damage Remediation

When major storms hit, they usually hit large areas at once. One SERVPRO franchise may suddenly be flooded with dozens of calls in the span of a few hours, and from an outside perspective, it can be difficult to understand how we can service such large numbers of flood damage victims in New Milford and surrounding areas at once. Our secret is our national presence: there are over 1,700 SERVPRO franchises nationwide, a number that grows every year. Interconnectedness with other regions and facilities lets us acquire extra personnel and equipment when we need it most, and allows us to service more homeowners at once.
Hurricanes are some of the most common scenarios in which we mobilize extra teams to combat flood damage in New Milford. The entire east coast of the United States remains vulnerable to hurricanes, as seen in 2012 when hurricane Sandy caused immense damage on the northern coast. When that storm hit, SERVPRO locations across the region mobilized to help areas closer to the coast to rebuild and restore their homes.
However, Sandy is not the most recent storm to warrant such a large-scale response in the region. In 2014, the infamous Polar Vortex struck, causing catastrophic snow and flood damage across multiple states. Once again, SERVPRO franchises from all around the region helped locals to protect their properties as much as possible, saving combined millions thanks to fast and efficient mitigation efforts. Moreover, then, in 2017, hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in Texas and Florida, respectively, costing hundreds of billions of dollars in combined damage. SERVPRO teams from around the country lent resources and equipment to the affected regions, and continue to assist in efforts to reverse damages and effects from these destructive storms.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is a local franchise of a national company with the resources, personnel, and connections to make sure your home recovers from flood damage as smoothly as possible. Call us at (201) 266-0482.
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Dealing With Flood Damage in Bergen County

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

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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Why We Place So Much Emphasis On Standing Water In Englewood

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

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.

SERVPRO Commercial Storm Damage in Bergen County

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO after a thunderstorm has damaged your property for quick remediation.

Professional Technicians Can Get Your Property Back to Normal After a Storm

Extreme weather is almost a regular occurrence along the Hudson River the last few months. Storms have damaged commercial buildings (i.e. small and large businesses, industrial areas) in numbers typically only seen farther down the coast in South Carolina and Florida.

Attempting to remove or replace structural property and furniture with regular employees usually results in further damage to the structure and often personal injury to untrained workers. Cleaning up and repairing the effects of storm damage in Bergen County requires a professional restoration company. SERVPRO has decades of experience in restoring businesses to their original state and reopening their doors to the public.

Grocery stores were particularly vulnerable. There is more glass present to attract people, and large coolers and freezers require continuous power to maintain produce, meat and dairy products. One blizzard, hurricane, or a dangerous thunderstorm can turn the corner store into a large, open warehouse that only sells dry food, magazines, and cheap toys. Our restoration teams specialize in the following, emergency services to prevent further damage:

Boarding doors and windows – We secure broken doors and windows with plywood and plastic sheets. We also offer this service as a preventive measure before a storm can cause damage.

Emergency power – If the electricity is out, our response teams place generators to serve as a stop-gap measure to prevent spoilage of perishable foods. We also have generator trucks for larger businesses such as refrigerated warehouses.

Water removal – Rainwater and melted snow leave hundreds of gallons of water across the floor. We use commercial-grade pumps to remove it in less than a day. Quick removal prevents moisture from working its way under the tile or linoleum floors, preventing thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

Emergency reconstruction – Our response teams quickly perform tasks such as roof repairs, door, and window replacements, and shoring up damaged roof supports.

It is critical to respond to damage from wind, rain, and snow as quickly as possible. The sooner you start, the lower the costs are regarding replacement of property and inventory and repair of the facility. SERVPRO of Teaneck /Englewood is here to help you reopen your doors to customers and return your life to normal. Call us at (201) 266-0482 today.

Flood Damage in Englewood Can Be Costly

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Keep Your Gutter Clean to Prevent Water Damage to Your Englewood Home

SERVPRO Tip: Inquiry How to Maintain a Home and Mitigate Storm Damage

Flooding is not a common occurrence in most parts of New Jersey, but when it does happen, we have seen it destroy entire neighborhoods. Storms can drive wind and water into every possible corner of a house, condo and apartment building. Clean-up and replacement of property can be very expensive.

Here at SERVPRO, we do everything possible to reduce the effects and the cost of flood damage to your Englewood home. The initial step in getting this done is to call us for a thorough, home inspection. The inspection helps us determine what we can do to keep the water from getting into your home in the first place.

Our response team members are trained and certified to IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards. They use an exhaustive checklist that covers every possible way for water to get into your home. In our experience, two of the most common sources of water entry into your home are misaligned or damaged drain pipes and rain gutters. Misaligned drain pipes can send stormwater running down the side of a structure and into the foundation instead of away from it. The additional water also loosens soil which enters your home with the water, making clean-up more difficult, time-consuming and costly.

Blocked rain gutters can push water back onto the roof where it soaks up the additional rainfall and allows it to get into the attic and other parts of the structure. The water now drains inside your home to the lowest point, increasing flooding and potentially damaging every piece of building material it touches. Storm winds drive improperly secured drain pipes and rain gutters against the roof and walls of your home. The unsecured equipment causes further physical damage that allows more water to enter the structure, increasing the amount of water damage throughout the structure.

Before storms strike our neighborhoods again, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood wants to make sure we have done everything possible to help you prevent floods from ruining your home. Our team members are ready to examine your home from roof to basement; recommending actions you can take yourself (securing loose drain pipes) and what you need us to perform for you (reattaching gutters to the roof line).

Ask us about our ERP--Emergency Ready Profile mobile app to mitigate and prevent losses. Call our offices today at (201) 266-0482 to schedule an inspection and protect your home.

Flood Damage Repair Services In Tenafly

11/27/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and Road Closures in Tenafly Can Result in Severe Water Damage

Damage Severity Increases with Procrastination After a Flood

Time is everything when dealing with a flood. While it may very well take more than a few days to see the effects such as decaying wood, mold or structural weakening; waiting that long can be too late to do anything to mitigate losses.
Don't leave anything to chance, act immediately and place all of the flood damage restoration needs of your home in Tenafly to our expertly trained technicians. Your initial phone call begins our recovery process that is specifically designed to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, "Like it never even happened."
Our SERVPRO technician lives and works within the same community and experience the same things that you do. Major events can change a local economy and deliver crushing blows to small business and homeowners. Calling us is like calling your neighbor with the experience, knowledge, and means available to effect real change to your situation.
SERVPRO's 24/7 emergency services can handle any small or large flood damage repair. We have all of the expertly trained professional technicians, following the best practices of the guidelines set down by the IICRC, and equipment available to remove any standing water quickly.  We strive to save the valuable, precious personal items that make your property a home for your family.
The services that we offer at SERVPRO can mean the difference between restoring your property and total reconstruction after a flood damage incident strikes your home. Make the call to our offices before swelling, cracking, weakening and additional damage from long term exposure causes a rapid rise in the costs associated with your restoration.
It is important for you to understand that water can effect your possessions in many different ways and that if it is not removed as quickly and efficiently as possible the right way, even professional services can have a hard time restoring your property. Swelling of wood framing and furniture, color bleeding of fabrics, water spotting, and mold growth can all begin causing further damage within 48-72 hours of exposure.
Removing the water source and using the proper equipment to dry any moisture found within the affected area rapidly is essential to saving your home. As you can see, putting things off or leaving things to chance can cause significant problems and result in further loss. Spend a penny now rather than a dollar later.
Make the call to SERVPRO of Teaneck - Englewood today. There is an expertly trained professional staff waiting to assist you with all of your flood damage restoration needs. (201) 266-0482

The Damage Caused By Flood

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding can cause severe damage to your property.

Flood Damage To Your Property

When your home has been flooded, whether by a malfunctioning appliance or a natural disaster, you will need to move fast to prevent any further damage to your furnishings. Moisture, as you can imagine, can have huge effects on your upholstery and other furniture, especially anything wooden. Although you will need professionals such as SERVPRO to help you clean it up and salvage anything you can, it is good for you to understand what the water can do to your possessions and what you can do right away to help prevent additional damage.

When you’ve experienced flood damage in New Milford, any upholstery that is in your home can experience several problems:

Swelling – Since the framing of furniture is usually wood, this means it is subject to swelling and cracking. The framing joints will weaken because of this, plus, water could make any glues break down, which will cause damage to the furniture.

Color Bleeding – When wet, dust covers have a good chance of bleeding, and if the cover sags it can stain flooring and carpeting. The metal backing on the buttons of the upholstery can also rust, causing additional staining.

Water Spotting – If your furniture has dry clean only fabrics, water spotting could occur. The whole piece of furniture might need wetting to keep you from having visible water lines.

The growth of Mildew – The primary method of preventing the growth of mildew is removing the water source with rapid drying. Dehumidifiers and air movers which we at SERVPRO can provide will lessen the time that is needed for drying.

Wooden Furniture
When wood composition or wood furniture comes into contact with water, two things can happen. Water spotting can occur on the finish, or the water can cause cracking, swelling or weakening of joints. Specialized wood care products can be used to take out water spots, and a furniture refinisher can fix any problems with furniture frames. Particleboard furniture covered with laminate does not react well with water. The laminate can resist the water and act as a barrier, while the non-laminated side will absorb a lot of water, which can lead to warping.
Flooding as you can see can cause severe damage to your furniture, which will need the professional help of our technicians at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. Contact us at any time after you’ve experienced flooding of any kind by calling (201) 266-0482.

Englewood Flood Damage - Repair and Clean-up

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

Not only is flood water a problem, but what happens after the flood waters recede could also cause permanent damage and further expenses.

Flood Damage in Englewood - Repair and Clean-up

If flood damages your home in Englewood, you may need professional restoration experts to help you. Floods can be a real disaster for homeowners. Not only is flood water a problem, but what happens after the flood waters recede could also cause permanent damage and further expenses.

Safety First
After a flood has damaged your home, make sure you can safely enter the premises. Assessing the safety may require evaluation or assessment by a flood damage expert in Englewood. Water damage professionals can determine whether a building is structurally safe to enter or occupy after a flood. Check your home for structural damage with the help of an expert. Make sure that all electrical connections and power is turned off in the home before conducting any clean-up efforts. Once you have assessed all of the concerns, and it is deemed safe to enter, you are ready to begin your flood damage restoration in Englewood.

Video and Take Notes
For insurance purposes, make video records and take notes on all flood damage in your home. Take pictures or video of all furnishings, fixtures, or other personal items damaged by the flood. These records help you receive proper compensation for the damages and restoration.

Dry out the Flood
Once you've documented all areas of flood damage in your Englewood home, be sure and begin the drying process quickly. The dry out requires extraction, air movement, dehumidification, and proper ventilation. Drying is a critical step to restore your property, reduce mold growth and mold spores, and mitigate further costs. Pump out any remaining water. Thoroughly dry the areas damaged by the flood. Remember you can always call a flood damage restoration team in Englewood to help you with the clean-up. They will bring specialized equipment, expertise, and trained personnel to every water damage situation.

When Flood Damage threatens Englewood or surrounding communities, Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482

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

7/22/2015 (Permalink)

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!

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