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Local and Professional Water Damage Mitigation Services Near Me?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why SERVPRO? 

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Cleaning in Teaneck

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

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

Professional Cleaning and Disinfection Services for Workplaces

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

SERVPRO Offers Experience and Specialized Equipment To Clean and Apply Disinfectants

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

Why SERVPRO?

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

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

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

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

How long does it take for water damage to occur?

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

What does water do to a subfloor?

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

How do I inspect the subfloor?

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

How do you dry the subfloor?

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

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

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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

Let us help you get back to business

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

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

Extensive training and specialized products

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

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

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

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

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

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

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

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

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

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

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

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

Fire damage to your Teaneck home can get very serious.

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

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

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

The fire may have caused soot damage and charring to untreated trusses, rafters, concrete, and metal. These surfaces can darken and smell of burning. To remove the blackness and odor quickly, we can use dry ice blasting. This technique can remove soot and other residues from hard surfaces without damaging them.

If your HVAC system has sustained smoke damage, we can clean or replace reusable filters and replace disposable filters. If the fire ruined ductwork and it is not possible to remove soot through standard methods, we can replace them. 

After we complete the cleanup process, smoke odor can persist in your property. We can use a combination of different techniques to remove the smoke odor successfully. For instance, we can use odor counteracting beads that give off pleasant fragrances to freshen up the areas we are treating. Our team can also apply deodorizing pellets to a specific area or your entire home to deal with the unpleasant odors. These are odor absorbers, which are formulated to control lingering smoke smells continuously. Our prompt restoration services can enable you to return to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible.

When dealing with the aftermath of a fire incident, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 immediately to restore your property and its contents. We can handle the fire loss to make it seem, “Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Technicians Can Help Your Fire-Damaged Teaneck Home

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in a kitchen Call our team at SERVPRO. We will restore your Teaneck property back to its original state.

We have the skill required to get your Teaneck home back from fire damage

When recovering a Teaneck home after a fire, many of our specialists and technicians play an intricate role in restoring properties to preloss condition. Because no two fire loss scenarios are the same, the experienced technicians required changes by the job. This determination occurs when our project manager and crew chief work with our customers to establish a damage baseline to ensure that we can return properties to their original state.

Having the right personnel to help restore fire damage in Teaneck homes can maximize our efficiency in every phase of recovery. For this same reason, we have a full division of in-house general contractors capable of performing controlled demolition, emergency repairs, and full-scale build back and reconstruction after structure fires.

Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT)

One of the essential technicians to fire recovery is the FSRT. These technicians on our SERVPRO team get trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in multiple aspects of fire restoration. From debris removal, surface cleaning, and residue cleaning, these professionals are the foundation of successful fire recovery.

Odor Control Technicians (OCT) 

Odors are a common effect after a fire loss incident. The Smoke penetrates construction materials and contents of the house, which can be challenging to remove without the training and premier equipment available to our OCTs. Between machines like our thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators, we can neutralize harsh odors both in the environment and in soft, porous materials.

Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) 

With extinguishment efforts, homes can get left with several inches of standing water and substantial areas of water saturation in the places where the fire was the worst. Hoses can disperse an average of 600-800 gallons per minute from a hydrant, which makes water restoration a pivotal component to many fire losses our SERVPRO team resolves.

Every fire loss incident comes with distinct hurdles and challenges our experienced technicians must overcome to return the property to the preloss condition. With the right skilled personnel and premier restoration equipment, our SERVPRO Teaneck / Englewood team can help. Call us today at (201) 266-0482.

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We Are The Leader In Englewood Flood Damage Restoration

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water on the floor near the broken French door window in this home Storm damage in this home was the result of a French door window being broken out by flying debris. We responded to their call right away and began.

Decisive Responses to Englewood Residents with Flood Damage Situations


Flood Damage Englewood

It is impossible to predict the level of harm caused by flooding. Every year property restoration as a direct result of flooding equates to billions of dollars combined. It can also take an extreme emotional toll on homeowners who have very little control over the destruction of their homes. Floods can come from just about anywhere with substantial rainfall, burst dams, or overloading sewer systems all well beyond the homeowner's jurisdiction.

What you can control is your response to flood damage in your Englewood home. Acting decisively during an emergency can keep permanent damages to a minimum, as well as your claims expense low. Our team here at SERVPRO has a wealth of direct experience helping residents overcome flooding in this community. We are based locally and know the right questions to ask, such as how long has the property been exposed, what tasks to prioritize to mitigate losses, and where to remove or store items. 

Unlike many other forms of property flood damage, flooding can severely impact both your possessions and the structure of your home. You may be at a loss as to where to store your valuables in a safe place or, in some cases, be temporarily relocated for your safety. It is during these stressful times that SERVPRO comes into its own. Our crew chiefs and water restoration technicians (WRT) have a proven track record in providing exceptional restoration on time and budget. 

It is our understanding that floods do not happen during regular office hours, which is why our call lines are open twenty-four hours a day. Our technicians are on-call throughout the night for emergencies. SERVPRO also knows how difficult these situations can be for a homeowner, which is why we promise to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss. Our bright green equipment trucks are loaded with water extraction, drying, and cleaning equipment, which we can mobilize quickly to help residents in need. 

Respond to flooding decisively. Contact SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

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Teaneck Homeowners Rest Easy Knowing SERVPRO Can Restore Biohazardous Conditions, "Like it never even happened."

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Small SERVPRO Wrapped Vehicle Parked by the Borough Hall Teaneck Property Owners Are Relieved When a SERVPRO Vehicle Has Arrived for Assessments of Damages

How We Manage Bio-Threats to Teaneck Residents

Our biohazard recovery team is one of the most experienced and well-trained units of our SERVPRO brand, helping us to provide exceptional service to Teaneck homes in their time of crisis. With so many situations that can fall under the heading of this niche of the industry, we must continually prepare to face any of these threats swiftly and confidently. With a focus on the safety of our team members and the occupants of the house, we can quickly work to manage active bio-hazardous threats.

Our customers need a range of services when they call for biohazard cleanup in Teaneck homes. From toilet overflows to crime scenes, each team member must pursue continued educational opportunities to remain fresh and experienced with all types of loss possible to our region. For this same reason, we encourage our technicians to gain certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in related niches such as carpet cleaning, upholstery/fabric cleaning, odor removal, and even lead abatement.
 
There is little that might be safe for homeowners to do until our qualified SERVPRO team arrives at your house. In many cases, especially situations like the aftermath of animal infestations that can be common during the winter months, it can even be a hazard to get exposed for prolonged periods to decomposition or other threats that might exist. The ideal solution is to remove yourself and your family from the house when necessary to avoid any potential health effects while our skilled team gets to work on cleanup and recovery.
 
Our fast response to these emergencies is an element of our SERVPRO service that helps to set us apart. We have recovery specialists on-call 24/7 to mobilize when any disaster affects your property. We can often reach bio-threats within hours of your initial call, ensuring that we can protect your home and its occupants as much as possible. We can handle the cleaning and containment of contaminated water, sewage, infestations, drug labs, crime scenes, and noxious odors.
 
With our level of experience in bio-recovery combined with our accreditations through the IICRC and the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA), our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team gets prepared for nearly any disaster that could affect your home. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

Why Hiring SERVPRO Is Your Best Option After Water Damage Strikes Your Home

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded living room with couch and tv. Flood damage can result anywhere in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Why SERVPRO Recommends Pack-Out Services After Flood Damage in Englewood

What started with a trickle ended up as a flood when a “training” system of rainstorms dumped several inches of water in one day in Englewood. A “training” system is when several storm cells move over the same general location for hours. Flash flooding results, often resulting in residential water incursion requiring professional help. If you find yourself bailing out rather than enjoying the sound of a late summer shower, give us a call.

Flooding Damages Structure and Contents

Your basement or lower levels experience the most stress when flood damage invades in Englewood. Unfortunately, you might now regret using that space for storage or extra living space. Temporarily moving furnishings and items out of the basement during flood remediation makes sense for several reasons, why we often suggest it as a possibility.

Technicians Focus on Water Removal and Drying

When flooded spaces are filled with furniture, boxes, and other stored items, our technicians spend much time shifting things around during remediation. Avoiding this distraction is one reason why SERVPRO offers a pack-out option, moving items to our production facility during the flood recovery project. Our on-site crew can pump and extract water without impediment after the move, speeding the process. Drying equipment works more efficiently when the humidity load in the affected spaces lessens with the move-out of wet contents.

Flood-Damaged Contents Need Specialized Attention

Trying to evaluate the individualized needs of the broad array of documents, clothing, toys, furnishings, electronics, and more is nearly impossible when working in inches to feet of floodwater. Our detailed Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) utilizes lists, pictures, and barcodes to help us keep track of your property. Secured away from the flooding, our Content Processing Technicians (CPT) inspect your packed-out property. The space and time pack-outs offer are why SERVPRO is so successful in matching damage to research-based strategies that can clean, dry, disinfect, deodorize, and restore items to functionality and appearance. 

Insurance Coverage Contingent on Documentation

Recovering articles you feared were ruined is the happy result of a successful pack-out. SERVPRO always operates from a restoration viewpoint, saving you time and money. We consult continuously with you and your insurance company as we work on your property at our production facility. The goal is to save your memories and protect your pocketbook.

Training and practical options are why SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood stand out when severe storms cause flooding that threatens both your home and its contents. Call us at (201) 266-0482 to set up an assessment.

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Why Residents of Teaneck Need SERVPRO Restoration Services after Property Damages

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

For All Your Restoration Needs, SERVPRO is Here to Help

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

Fire Damage Restoration

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

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

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

Water Damage Restoration

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

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

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

Storm Damage Restoration

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

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

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

Mold Remediation

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

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

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

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

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Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has professional grade equipment to not only get eliminate visible water, but water vapor within your home.

Dangers of Water Damage

When water is on the move, it can wreak havoc on your Teaneck home. Whether it is the result of a faulty appliance, poor plumbing, or natural disaster, excess water should be controlled to avoid compromising the structural integrity of your home. If not addressed, it can damage building materials made of wood, metal, and even cement. The icing on the cake is you have to deal with mold growth in the house, which can cause health effects to the occupants.

If you are a victim of water damage in Teaneck, SERVPRO can help restore your property. We work 24 hours a day, every day of the week and have a swift emergency response service. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with approval from the IICRC. Using advanced water detection and removal techniques, we can return your home to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Initial water damage is instantly identifiable as opposed to secondary damage, which occurs when water changes from liquid to vapor and spreads throughout the building. Once this moisture condensates, it is absorbed by porous materials and creates damage that could appear after a few years. SERVPRO technicians can use extractor fans to get rid of humid air within the structure and eliminate all water vapor.

Water damage can come from different types of water. Clean water is not particularly harmful to humans, but it can cause extensive property damage. Sources include appliance leaks, broken pipes, and sink overflows. Grey water may contain microorganisms and includes water from broken aquariums, dishwashers, and washing machines. Black water is the most toxic. Sewage back-ups are excellent sources of black water.

When black water finds its way to carpets and other porous materials, we may have to replace these items. High-value area rugs with black water damage can be cleaned, soaked in a biocide, re-cleaned, and then dried. However, we have to confirm whether the rugs have reached a sanitary condition before starting the restoration process.

In a water damage crisis, there are many factors to consider. Let SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood ease your mind. As a locally operated business, we have many years of experience in helping residents of Teaneck and Englewood with water damage restoration. For any assistance, call us today at (201) 266-0482.

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When Your Humidity Problem Causes Mold Damage in Your Teaneck Home

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Problems in Teaneck? Call SERVPRO

Mold Remediation? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Solutions

Mold is much like fire and water, a little bit that is under control is normally no cause for great concern. That all changes when humidity becomes too high for more than a couple of days. That is all it takes for mold to grow rapidly and then result in noticeable damage.
 
In your Teaneck home, mold damage might remain unseen if it is in a hidden area. Dark and hidden locations that are rarely seen are favorite locations for mold. Sunlight can kill mold, if the time mold colonies are exposed to it is long enough. Even when finding it while cleaning or searching for a hidden box of items in storage, the damage itself might not readily be apparent until cleaning reveals what the mold itself was hiding.
 
A malfunctioning or non-existent dehumidifier can be the cause, as can leaking water lines, or moisture is seeping in through the basement's floors or walls. Overflowing tubs and other basins that were not completely fixed in the past can also be responsible for current problems with microbes, including mildew and other forms of fungi. Correcting the humidity in a home is crucial to successful mold remediation. Otherwise, the problem can soon return.
 
Cleaning is not enough to remove mold. Areas that are severely damaged must be cut away and replaced, and this demolition must be done with care. Sections of your home that have evidence of problems from microbial activity require tarping up of doorways to prevent the spread of mold into uncontaminated areas. Our technicians receive IICRC training in both remediation and the use of personal protection equipment.
 
Because mold spores are so small, they cannot be seen by the naked eye. We use air scrubbers to clean the air while we are working, as this has been shown to reduce the number found in the air significantly. In addition to this, finding the leak or another source of moisture is paramount toward preventing future situations from developing. Adding a low-maintenance dehumidifier to your home is another service we can assist with, and this can considerably decrease the chance of a recurring problem.
 
If you have discovered mold damage in your home, call us. We are local and always available to answer you when you call us. We are SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood, and our number is (201) 266-0482.

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Using Your Tenafly Fireplace Properly

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

To keep the air in your home clean and lower the fire risk, you should know how to operate them safely and understand the risks.

How To Properly Use Your Fireplace

Fireplaces are perfect for staying warm and cozy during the colder months. To keep the air in your home clean and lower the fire risk, you should know how to operate them safely and understand the risks. The last thing you want to do is deal with a fire-damaged home from an ill-kept or faulty fireplace.

Ensuring your Tenafly chimney is kept clean is important, as a buildup of creosote is a fire hazard. Damage to a chimney or fireplace can also cause a house fire and fire damage in Tenafly. To keep your fireplace maintained, have it annually inspected and cleaned once every two years or more. Also, do not burn a fire more than a few hours at a time and burn only hardwood that is well-seasoned.

SERVPRO has professionally trained fire remediation specialists. You should have our number on hand in case you do experience a fire in your home from your fireplace. We can clean and repair your home promptly.

When you improperly burn wood, it produces dangerous emissions like organic gas, carbon monoxide, and heavy smoke avoids this by not burning softwoods, wet wood, or newly cut wood. Do not burn wood which has been treated, painted, or made with glue, and do not burn papers which contain dyes or bleaches. Particles in these can clog the air passages in a fireplace and make noxious, carcinogenic, or corrosive gasses.

Watch for a chimney draft which is weak in the fall. The temperature difference between the outdoor air and chimney smoke can create many problems like a faulty chimney, cracks, and smoke which does not rise as fast as it should, causing too much smoke in the house. Another danger is back-puffing. A chimney that is obstructed causes your home to be backed up with smoke. Creosote buildup or soot can create a blockage, as can acts of nature, such as bird’s nests.

Even if a small fire has occurred from a malfunctioning fireplace in your home, SERVPRO can take care of the repair and cleanup for you. It's essential that you notify us as quickly as you can after the fire, soot and smoke continue to do damage to your home until we clean it up. We salvage any of your possessions that we can and ensure the affected area is sanitized when the cleanup is done.

Contact us at SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood quickly after a fire in your home. We just need to hear from you at (201) 266-0482, and we take care of the rest, so you do not have to.

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How Water Damages Your New Milford Basements

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water can easily find a path into your basement. Inspect your property frequently for visible signs of moisture.

Vulnerable Foundations Can Lead to Wet Basements in New Milford

As your New Milford home ages, crucial construction elements like the foundation and walls of the basement level of your property begin to wear down from the pressure of the moisture continually pressing to get inside. With this degradation, the weakest points such as the mortar joints between the blocks fall apart and allow water penetration without the appropriate preventative actions.

Once there is an established pathway into your home, many homeowners find that they require professional water cleanup services to recover their property from water damage in New Milford. Our SERVPRO team can help you to quickly remove this excess water from the affected area, but also provide lasting solutions that can limit the continued spread of this damage in the years to come.

From the moment that our experienced professionals arrive at your property, we begin our efforts to not only extract the water from this lower level of your home but also to identify the vulnerable portions of foundation to address. This inspection of the blockwork and concrete flooring identifies penetration points and can allow our technicians the opportunity to apply compounds such as hydraulic cement to resist the pressure of penetrating moisture. In saturated blocks, our SERVPRO professionals can drill weep holes in the bottom course of block to drain out cells before resealing these points with the high-strength cement.

Keeping the area dry is critical to preventing mold growth in this area of your home, especially with vulnerable components often exposed like flooring supports and wood framing. Air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers work in conjunction to force moisture into the air and collect it with the dehumidification equipment for removal from the property.

Water cleanup might seem like something that a homeowner can do on their own, but without adequately drying the area and addressing the continued concerns, it becomes a persistent threat to your property. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood rapid response team can help. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

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Proven Tips for Water Damage Remediation Success in New Milford

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

When appliances fail and dump water on your flooring, contact SERVPRO for efficient water removal and remediation efforts.

Water Damage Crews in New Milford Talk About Various Types of Specialty Equipment

Any time a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions inside an apartment complex in New Milford, there are many different techniques that can be used by a professional company like SERVPRO to mitigate the issues. We know that water damage can come in many different forms and that the various materials in your home all handle moisture contact differently. Porous materials like carpet or other fabrics can get wet easily, but moisture can also be removed rather quickly. Non-porous materials such as concrete or wooden items take a lot of contact with moisture to get saturated, but they are harder to dry out once wet. When mitigating any type of water damage, we always use the right piece of equipment to dry out certain materials inside your living area that get affected by moisture.
 
From the start to the end of a project, our SERVPRO team has access to the industry's most advanced technology to solve specific problems. At the beginning of water damage mitigation in New Milford, we use moisture sensors and instruments that test temperature and relative humidity. We take initial readings of the environment after a water leak occurs to see how severe the issues got. We first test moisture and humidity levels in affected areas of your apartment to see how much moisture is present. We then take measurements in areas of the apartment complex that did not get affected and compare the difference.
 
Once we determine our moisture removal goals by getting readings in both affected and unaffected areas, we begin the extraction process. We utilize different attachments to our heavy duty extractors depending on the material we need to extract. After the majority of the moisture gets pulled out, we use specialized drying equipment to remove the remainder of the moisture. Our highly trained team uses their IICRC certification training and their expertise to determine whether things like injection dryers or hardwood floor drying mats should be used.
 
If you ever suffer from a water leak in your apartment, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 for fast service 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Become Familiar With Commercial Water Damage Remediation Efforts in New Milford

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

When your commercial kitchen is facing water damage, contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate any problems.

We Offer Dependable Water Damage Restoration for Your New Milford Restaurant 

Several inches of water stands on the kitchen floor of your busy family-style restaurant due to a pipe burst a few hours ago. It is wise not to panic because help is close by and can be on the way within hours. Contacting professionals right away can reduce damages and can get you back to full operation.
 
Our SERVPRO commercial water damage teams in New Milford are highly trained and can make it look “Like it never even happened.” We have the ability and training to remove moisture fast. Plus, our crew may be able to work around your staff during so that you do not have to close down your restaurant. We know that it is essential for your business to stay open for you to make a profit, but it may become necessary for you to close at some point while our crew works.
 
The first thing we can do is utilize industrial machines like wet vacuums, pumps, and portable extractors to remove water from the structure rapidly. The technicians can use high-velocity fans or industrial air movers to force out dampness and draw in dry air that can help speed up the drying process. Dehumidifiers may also be put in place to increase evaporation and to accelerate drying. We train our techs to work quickly so that business owners can get back to full operation as soon as possible.
 
Our technicians can also pack-out contents in the kitchen to prevent damages to various items like food, dishes, glassware, and cooking utensils. You can rely on us to itemize, categorize, tag and track of everything we remove. Plus, we can store them in a safe storage place on or off-site until the job is complete. Taking these measures can help you with your insurance claim.
 
If you need fast and dependable commercial water damage services, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood can help. We are close by and can restore your business when possible. Call us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482.
 
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