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Stop Leaks Before They Cause Water Damage To Your Englewood Home

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Stop Leaks Before They Cause Water Damage To Your Englewood Home Let SERVPRO use their tools to help you through the hardest of times.

SERVPRO can and will get you through the hard times.

Leaks may seem like just another part of day-to-day life in your home, but the truth is that ordinary leaks from pipes, faucets, and drains routinely cause some of the most expensive water damage in American homes. Leaks can break down materials, cause discoloration, produce foul smells, and even lead to mold growth when left unchecked. SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) can help to reverse these damaging effects, but the best way to lower repair costs is to avoid them entirely. 

Stopping Leaks and Dripping Damages 

Make no mistake - common household leaks can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars of water damage to your Englewood home. The most severe damages from leaks that we see in local homes come after months to years of exposure and when no actions are taken to fix the issue early on. There are a few ways that you can stop leaks from happening in your home: 

+Store-bought epoxies and sealants can provide short or long-term protection. 

+Replacing old pipes can solve many simultaneous problems. 

+Installing high-quality faucets aids in durability and reliability. 

However, leaks may still happen, often in places that you cannot quickly identify or find without the help of special tools such as the moisture-detecting thermohygrometers and infrared imaging devices used by SERVPRO inspectors. When problems start to get out of hand, you should call us up to see how we can help. 

Damages Take More Than a Patch To Fix 

Our WRTs train for years to become experts in the treatment and repair of water damages that come from leaks and other common sources. These problems take more than a few layers of epoxy and sprays of air freshener to solve - we often need to implement industrial-grade cleaning protocols and specialized deodorizing fogging machines to return your home to the sights and smells it showed before any damage took place. We take the time to get our job done thoroughly and return the entire home to the way it was before the disaster, "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help you to save hundreds of dollars on water damage restoration by identifying and solving problems sooner rather than later. Call us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. 

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We Have A Fast Response Time To Your Milford Water Damage Disaster

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have A Fast Response Time To Your Milford Water Damage Disaster Our experts have the equipment and training required to restore your home to pre-damage condition quickly and efficiently.

Techniques for Saving Sofa from Water Damage in New Milford

Although most water damage events in a home are small in scale, they often catch the homeowner off-guard because they were completely unexpected. The biggest issue with water loss is the potential for migration to hard-to-clean places such as subflooring, behind baseboards and floor joists. Setting up a home for problems with foul odors and mold growth.

SERVPRO technicians responded to a call late one evening for water damage in a New Milford living room. A pipe running across the ceiling leaked substantially onto a new sofa the homeowner recently purchased. We scoped the room with our moisture detection equipment, and other than the ceiling area and sofa, not even the flooring under the couch had elevated moisture levels.
The homeowner wanted to know if his couch had restoration potential. We explained our technicians go through a lengthy training and certification process that includes hands-on situational learning before they ever step foot on an actual job site for a client and we had both training and previous experience mitigating damage from water to sofas.

Because of the fast action of the homeowner calling SERVPRO, exposure to water damage had not yet begun to affect the framing joints of the sofa. We used upholstery extractors to remove as much of the absorbed water as possible and placed the sofa up on blocks for drying.
We wrapped the zippers on the upholstery with wax paper to inhibit the potential for rust from the zipper to stain the cushions. We placed the cushions at an angle with tops touching in a technique called "tenting" to speed the drying process and limit bleeding. We also angled air movers to dry the ceiling area thoroughly.

Dehumidifiers are an essential part of the drying process, as the air movers force the water vapor to rise from within the sofa, the dehumidifiers capture and port the water away, helping the upholstery dry quickly. This action is so only warm dry air blows onto the furnishings as the equipment removes humid air.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is available to mitigate any size water loss to your home or contents 24/7 by calling (201) 266-0482. Our certified restoration specialists have the expertise and equipment to make the damage to your home "Like it never even happened."

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What Does a Bathroom Sink, a Teenager, and FaceTime Have in Common? Water Damage in Teaneck!

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Does a Bathroom Sink, a Teenager, and FaceTime Have in Common? Water Damage in Teaneck! SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is always on call to handle your water loss emergencies.

Water Removal in Teaneck Caused by FaceTime

Water damage occurs in many different ways. Not every single water loss cleanup we do involves a pipe break, leaking seal on a hot water tank or one of the other myriad of ways water can wind up where it should not be.

Sometimes water removal in a Teaneck home is needed due to good old fashioned human error. Case in point a teenage girl was filling a bathroom sink like she had done many times before, and she wound up chatting with a friend on FaceTime and completely forgot about the running water. By the time the water ran out of the bathroom and into the hallway, it was already a mess.

She and her parents blotted up the water from the floor quickly, but the vanity area was drenched up against the wall under the sink area. Her parents realized the wall behind the vanity needed professional attention, and the subflooring was possibly affected, so they contacted SERVPRO to ensure all the water was extracted. When our technicians arrived on site, they immediately used portable pumps with weighted extractors to push out the minor amount of water that had run into the hallway carpeting in front of the doorway.

The vanity in the bathroom was retaining water, so weep holes were drilled to allow for drainage and air flow. Moisture detectors were used to determine the subflooring was unaffected before the air movers and dehumidifiers were set up to dry the bathroom and a small area of carpeting. Airflow was specifically directed inside and under the vanity to ensure drying goals were attained. After a final wipedown by SERVPRO technicians with our professional-strength cleaners, the bathroom was both clean and dry.

Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 when you need water removal in your home. Our certified technicians are available 24/7 to mitigate any size water loss to your property with our equipment and expertise.

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Are You an Englewood Homeowner with a Water Loss? Get Found with SERVPRO Service!

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are You an Englewood Homeowner with a Water Loss? Get Found with SERVPRO Service! Water Spills, Damage, Cleanup and Restoration for Your Englewood Home? SERVPRO Can Help

Types of Water Removal Englewood SERVPRO Techs Handle

Water damage can be just as damaging as a fire. Unlike other types of damage, water has three unique categories when it goes where it should not be in a property. Clean water is the type of in-home flood or spill that might come from a broken pipe, appliance or hot water tank failure. Gray water can have contaminants, and common sources are from sink and shower, washing machine or dishwasher drains and aquariums. Black Water comes from flood waters or backed up sewer lines and may contain toxins, contaminants, and sewage. This type of water is treated as infectious waste, and the technicians use the highest safety and disinfectant standards.
 
SERVPRO knows water removal in Englewood needs to happen quickly no matter what the water type designation, as both clean and gray water can become labeled as contaminated black water within 48 hours of standing after having prolonged contact with building materials and other items.
 
It is compelling that property owners do not attempt to clean up water spills on their own. Even in a small scale damage situation, where only a portion of a room appears to be affected by clean water, secondary damage can begin. If the drywall or carpet and padding are soaked, even when the top surfaces seems dry, moisture can dwell below and set up conditions for secondary damages to drywall or subflooring and damp areas may harbor mold.

Fast and thorough extraction of water and deep drying of the interior is crucial, and SERVPRO has the equipment and knowledge to do it properly. We can offer truck-mounted pumps to small portable units along with evaporation and condensation enhancers like air movers and dehumidifiers.
 
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood helps property owners with emergency water removal. No matter if it is a little or a lot of water, our team of certified technicians are available 24/7. To get started, call (201) 266-0482, and we can be on site to mitigate any type of water damage within four hours.

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If Your New Milford Aquarium Is Leaking Call In Our Experts For Top-Notch Water Cleanup Services

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage If Your New Milford Aquarium Is Leaking Call In Our Experts For Top-Notch Water Cleanup Services Call us at (201) 266-0482, so we can help protect your home from accidents like this.

Our Water Cleanup Team Removes Water From Leaky Aquariums In New Milford

Fish in an aquarium might benefit your family in several ways, from the relaxing atmosphere to its low-care requirements. Older tanks often find their way into yard sales in New Milford or local online ads, and resealing these can help young families get an excellent, but low-cost, start in keeping beautiful tropical fish.

When you first set up your aquarium, checking for leaks that might cause damage is a good idea, although many only show up later, requiring emergency water cleanup services in your New Milford home. While you house your fish in another tank or receptacle, we can extract the lost water.

Because of the density of organic compounds within aquarium water, we need to start as soon as possible after the leak begins. Aquarium water is not like water from your tap and immediately begins to smell. Cleaning it up requires more than a few towels and some spray deodorizer.

SERVPRO's specialists can extract the water and ensure that everything resorts to its previous state, just “Like it never even happened.” Both wood floors and carpeting can harbor microscopic pathogens and other organic matter that continually produces that distinctive aquarium scent. When goldfish were in the tank, our services become that much more important. Odor control with water cleanup services become crucial toward protecting both your home and your family's comfort level.

After removing the water and cleaning the area using color-safe antimicrobial cleansers, we air dry the area using a powerful air mover and trap any airborne microbes with an air scrubber. Those that remain embedded in your home's floor and other areas that the water flowed on can retain organic substances.

Our water cleanup strategy includes odor control. Slow-dispersing gel packs can become helpful with this type of odor, as can deodorizing liquids injected directly into affected carpeting. These methods show better results when we perform carpet cleaning or thoroughly wash wood floors beforehand and allow them to dry thoroughly. This may require we return the following day to finish the work. Starting too soon, while the area is still damp from our cleaning of the area can diminish our odor control efforts.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood knows families in our area include pets, as well. When these added family members create watery disasters, our water cleanup team is ready to help. Call us at (201) 266-0482, so we can help protect your home from accidents like this.

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When A Flood Plagues Your Bergen County Home, You Need Our Experts!

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When A Flood Plagues Your Bergen County Home, You Need Our Experts! When possible, our crew can restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

We Can Help In Flood Damage Situations In Bergen County

Flood water came into your home from the massive storm last night. Since these waters contain dangerous contaminants like chemicals, rodents, dead animals and raw sewage, it is vitally important that you contact professionals like us immediately to deal with the cleanup. Our certified and trained techs aim to thoroughly clean your home and can quickly remove all standing water from the structure.

SERVPRO flood damage techs in Bergen County try to save as many of your personal belongings and household items that they can. We work fast to minimize damages and to preserve contents inside the home. It is of utmost importance for our techs to stop water from seeping into the residence. The crew can check the premises and find and stop the water flow right away. Next, they can begin the water removal stage. They can utilize portable extractors, wet/dry vacuums, wands and pumps to remove water fast. If necessary, we can employ truck-mounted units to move large amounts of water quickly from the affected areas.

In many situations such as a flood, our technicians may need to pack-out various items and contents from the structure like clothing, furniture, appliances, and paper documents. When we remove such materials from home, you can expect our trained techs to keep an accurate inventory and track every item we remove. Taking this step can help with insurance claims and can help the restoration go smoothly. Typically, salvageable items are sitting in contaminated water. When this happens, our techs can remove and clean those items with EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaning agents and sprays to decontaminate everything we take from the structure.

Drying the affected areas is vital to storm restoration. Our team may use air scrubbers to clean and purify the inside air in your home. Plus, we can utilize air moving equipment, heaters, and axial fans to increase the drying stage. Also, our techs may strategically place dehumidifiers in various sections inside the structure to push out dampness and increase moisture evaporation.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood flood damage services can restore your home when possible. Call us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. Our skilled techs are here to help and can assist you in your flood emergency. When possible, our crew can restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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

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