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Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Services in Teaneck SERVPRO has professional grade equipment to not only get eliminate visible water, but water vapor within your home.

Dangers of Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When Your Humidity Problem Causes Mold Damage in Your Teaneck Home

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Your Humidity Problem Causes Mold Damage in Your Teaneck Home Mold Problems in Teaneck? Call SERVPRO

Mold Remediation? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Solutions

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

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Using Your Tenafly Fireplace Properly

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Using Your Tenafly Fireplace Properly To keep the air in your home clean and lower the fire risk, you should know how to operate them safely and understand the risks.

How To Properly Use Your Fireplace

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

Ensuring your Tenafly chimney is kept clean is important, as a buildup of creosote is a fire hazard. Damage to a chimney or fireplace can also cause a house fire and fire damage 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)

Why SERVPRO How Water Damages Your New Milford Basements 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)

Why SERVPRO Proven Tips for Water Damage Remediation Success in New Milford 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)

Why SERVPRO Become Familiar With Commercial Water Damage Remediation Efforts in New Milford 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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