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SERVPRO’s Premier Water Mitigation Service Saves Closter Homes from Long-Term Damage

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged floor in closet When water damage occurs, you need the help of SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Closter Residents Trust SERVPRO with Water Mitigation of Their Homes

Water mitigation at your Closter home involves activities that prevent the damage from spreading and becoming worse over time. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians ensure that the water damage is contained and rectified before it gets a chance to cause secondary issues. 

SERVPRO techs begin the water mitigation of your Closter home by scoping the structure to locate the moisture and determine the extent of the damage. A successful and complete water damage remediation is contingent on the ability of the SERVPRO restorers to identify hidden moisture. We use several state-of-the-art pieces of equipment for this purpose. While some equipment such as thermal image cameras helps to detect hidden moisture in the structure, others such as thermo-hygrometers help determine the air's humidity and moisture content. Moisture meters, on the other hand, give the actual moisture content of the material. 

How do Moisture Meters Help SERVPRO Experts During Water Cleanup from Your Closter Home? 

SERVPRO techs use moisture meters to determine the amount of moisture in various structural elements in your Closter home. 

The moisture meters that SERVPRO techs use are often calibrated to measure moisture in the wood. They have a wood scale ranging from 5% to 30% and indicate the percentage of water in the wood. These meters can't measure the exact moisture content of non-wood materials but can still provide valuable information regarding the relative amount of moisture in these materials. Moisture meters generally come in two forms-

  • Penetrating type- Has probes that need to be penetrated in the material to be tested.
  • Non-penetrating type- Ideal for measuring surface moisture content

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100; we are available 24/7 to help you.

Why is SERVPRO the First Choice of Closter Homeowners for Mold Remediation?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

mold growth festering Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. We use the latest technology and equipment for every size of disaster.

SERVPRO Experts are Quick and Efficient in Providing Mold Remediation to Closter Homes

If mold is left untreated or goes unnoticed, it can cause severe problems to your home. Professional mold remediation of your Closter home by SERVPRO ensures that the problem is safely tackled and the proper steps are taken to prevent future growth. 

SERVPRO experts use a strategy during mold remediation of your Closter home that aims at accomplishing several goals-

  • To identify the damaged areas by thorough mold inspections
  • To establish a containment zone and prevent the spread of the mold spores to unaffected areas
  • To remove the damage using state-of-the-art equipment such as HEPA filter equipped air scrubbers and vacuums
  • To dry the water-damaged areas by using equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers
  • To prevent the growth of mold in the future by an application of biocides and antifungals

Why SERVPRO Techs Use Containment Measures During Mold Removal in Closter? 

Containment is a significant part of SERVPRO mold specialists' strategy during remediation in Closter. It is crucial to contain the mold as mold spreads by producing tiny, microscopic structures called spores. These spores are held very loosely on top of the filamentous body of the mold called the hyphae. 

Even the slightest disturbance is enough for these spores to become airborne and spread to other unaffected areas. Establishing a containment zone with a negative air pressure ensures that the spores released during mold removal stay confined to a small area and not spread far and wide. It is also easier for the SERVPRO experts to decontaminate a smaller area once the mold damage is removed.  

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100; our experts are here to help you 24/7. 

How can SERVPRO Protect Your Cresskill Restaurant from Water Damage?

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

moisture meter Water damage to your restaurant will hurt business. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Restorers Helps Cresskill Eateries Get Back into Business after Water Damage in no Time

Water damage to your restaurant in Cresskill can be devastating for business. You might lose valuable business hours during the restoration, and there is always a risk of long-term damage if you hold it off for too long. Hiring IICRC certified SERVPRO experts can help you get the job done efficiently and get your business back on track in no time.

One of the toughest challenges for SERVPRO technicians after water damage to your Cresskill establishment is eliminating the residual moisture from the structure and contents. If the surface is not dried promptly, the moisture can interact with the material and cause irreparable damage. SERVPRO technicians use several pieces of equipment to speed up the drying process during water damage repairs. Reducing the humidity ratio is one of the most common ways to accelerate drying during water damage restoration. We use state-of-the-art dehumidifiers for this purpose. 

What is a Desiccant Dehumidifier that SERVPRO Techs use During Water Damage Repairs in your Cresskill restaurant? 

SERVPRO techs use several types of dehumidifying equipment during water damage remediation in Cresskill establishments. Desiccant dehumidifiers are popular as they work even in colder and drier conditions, where conventional refrigerant dehumidifiers do not. 

Desiccant dehumidifiers use chemicals called desiccants with a high affinity for water and can rapidly absorb moisture from the air. Once the desiccant absorbs the moisture, heated air passes over it, causing the release of the absorbed moisture. Finally, the moisture-laden air is vented outside the structure, and the desiccant is ready once again to dehumidify the air.  

We will be happy to help you 24/7; call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

Call Us When A Flood Has Damaged Your Home In Closter

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

tech standing in water SERVPRO's professionals can restore all of your water damages and make your house feel like home again.

Different Ways Professionals Help After Flood Damage In Closter

If you are a regular person and have vast experience dealing with a flooded property, you must be very unlucky. Most people deal with one or just a few incidents over many years, so you are not alone, even though you might not know which steps to take when your property floods. Luckily, professional flood mitigation experts have the necessary training and experience to handle such situations best since it is part of their day-to-day work. Hiring such an expert helps in different ways.

Water Removal Services

Among the common aspects of flood damage in Closter is soling of different parts of the property. A flood dumps contaminated groundwater, silt, mud, and other soils into a property necessitating thorough cleanup. Professionals rely on advanced equipment to speed up the cleaning process. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on pressure washers and multi-surface scrubbing equipment to remove soils. We also have pumps to extract any standing water. Sometimes, the water or other aspects of the flooding can leave physical damages such as soggy drywall. We do controlled-teardown to remove the affected materials then rebuild the area to deal with the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Documenting Flood Damage Repairs

Although insurance covers most of the damages left after flooding, if you have the right policy, filing a claim can be difficult. Insurers require proper records and even evidence of the damages suffered. Professionals keep records as part of the flood damage restoration, making it easier to file claims. Our SERVPRO technicians fill electronic Content Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), especially if we have to move out items providing a clear record of fully or partially damaged items for insurance purposes.

Mold Removal

Microbial growth is a common outcome of a flooding incident.  Some steps taken early during the restoration can help prevent such growth or limit their spread. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants in all areas affected by the incident. We also dry excess moisture from the structure by increasing air movements using air movers and extract moisture from the air using dehumidifiers.

For better response after a flood damages your home in Cresskill, Harrington Park, and Closter areas, call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County to help. We are available at (201) 244-0100 any time.

Our Team is Ready To Inspect Your Closter Home After A Fire

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians After your home suffers fire damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO - Restoring Fire Damaged Homes In Closter

Accidents and disasters can happen in your home in Closter, so when residents need to clean and restore their homes, they call SERVPRO to get the job done right. 

Inspection After Fire Damage

Eliminating the effects of fire damage to Closter homes means starting with a thorough inspection. After the Fire Marshall gives the OK, our response team leaders enter the house and then examine everything from the carpet to the roof. 

Demolition and Removal

The next step is demolition and removal. Our specialists break down and dispose of everything that was physically damaged by the heat and flames. They do this for two reasons. First, it allows team members to get into the support structure and determine if further demolition and replacement are needed. 

Second, removing the damaged property takes out the source of many of the odors left behind after a fire. That allows our technicians to find the source of the remaining odors, usually trapped in support structures, and eliminate the odor-causing particles. 

Fire Damage Restoration

Next, SERVPRO technicians begin restoring the home. If there is only minor surface damage to the wall framing and overhead supports, they sand down the surfaces to remove the fire damage. Then, they hang new drywall or other building material to restore the interior walls, dividing the rooms once more. If required by the homeowner, our restoration teams can also paint the interior to match the original appearance. 

As they replace the walls, other members restore the interior. Technicians carefully strip the old varnish from the wood floors, clean them to remove soot and smoke residues left by the fire, then apply new varnish to seal the wood and protect them against future damage. With the floors restored, other team members replace damaged ceiling panels or tiles to return each room to a normal appearance. 

At SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, our goal is to restore each home to a clean, safe home after fire damage. If you need us, call (201) 244-0100 today. We are here for you.

How Do Trained Technicians Restore Water Damaged Homes in Closter?

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO has the proper equipment needed to fight against water damage in your Closter home. Call on our experts for assistance.

SERVPRO Responds Quickly To Water Damage Incidents in Closter

You have no time to waste when your Closter home needs water damage restoration services. Whether you are dealing with a flooded basement, a serious issue with your sewer backup, a leaking appliance, or a broken pipe, an experienced restoration company like SERVPRO should be your first option. Many structural problems and safety challenges are likely to arise when the unfortunate incident strikes, so that is why you need to work with our technicians to stop the water source and put in place appropriate restoration steps to return your property to normalcy.

When is it Safe to Enter Your Closter Home after a Water Damage Incident? 

It is hard to determine if your Closter property is safe to occupy after a water damage incident. The incident can present several unexpected hazards such as slip, fall, and many more such as electrical dangers and mold damage which is likely to cause health effects. Our SERVPRO technicians wear appropriate personal protective equipment when protecting your valuables. For instance, we wear rubber gloves and boots when lifting your furniture off the carpeting and where necessary, we place tin foil beneath the seat's feet to protect stains from developing on the carpets. We also do:

  • Remove wet rugs from the floors and determine whether they can be restored or replaced
  • Dependent on the degree of water damage; we can decide if your furniture needs to be fixed or discarded
  • We can install air movers to hasten the drying process

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County is Faster to Any Size Disaster, whether commercial or residential. Call (201) 244-0100 to work with our experienced and certified technicians.

Why Choose SERVPRO for Closter Fire Damage Cleanup?

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire, smoke, and odor removal is a specialty of SERVPRO. Our technicians are IICRC certified for any size disaster.

Detailed documentation shows why SERVPRO pack-out strategies support owners of Closter fire-damaged homes.

During fire damage cleanup in your Closter home, you quickly learn why SERVPRO delivers successful results promptly. Nothing we do is left to chance, improving the odds for a consistently good recovery from fire and smoke damage. One suggestion SERVPRO often makes to Closter clients to speed the process and document claims for your insurance is a partial or complete pack-out of furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions using our detailed Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS).

Why Does SERVPRO Encourage Closter House Fire Clean Up Pack-Outs? 

Professionals expect that post-blaze Closter families need water and fire damage restorations. The water used to quell the flames is a complicating factor at nearly every fire and smoke remediation call. Heavy furniture and assorted possessions are hard to manage and move as technicians travel through your home to remediate smoke and fire damage and clear away residues. Many different tasks must occur almost simultaneously during the project inside your Closter dwelling, why SERVPRO urges we “clear the decks” for the team to work at optimum efficiency to deliver:

Strict adherence to fire damage restoration protocols and a reliable pack-out system are two reasons why SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County earns high marks from satisfied customers. Call us at (201) 244-0100 today to schedule an assessment and start the planning.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 13VH001305854800

Can Safe and Effective Mold Removal Help Your Cresskill Business?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Mold remediation in your commercial building will become very hazardous. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for the fix you needs.

SERVPRO mold remediation Cresskill-area specialists use research-based strategies for commercial mold removal and prevention

Some industries are subject to frequent mold inspections, with remediations and removal needed promptly. Businesses in Cresskill struggling with these issues require fast and professional support, available from SERVPRO’s mold specialists. For example, mold in your Cresskill restaurant or hotel can discourage repeat business and impact your reputation. Mold can cause health effects for susceptible individuals, making the reluctance of your clientele to risk mold exposure in your Cresskill commercial building understandable. You want to find mold remediation specialists who can handle active, current mold removal as well as work with you to inhibit future infestations.

What Mold Remediation Protocol Does SERVPRO Follow?

Often businesses in Cresskill need bathroom mold removal, as excess moisture is typical in that space. SERVPRO used the mold remediation protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA procedure stresses moisture management and containment to prevent mold spores and debris spread. Expect interrelated 

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs

Do not delay reaching out to SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County for mold remediation assistance in your business property. Find out how we can get your operations back on track with one call to (201) 244-0100.

Does Living in an Older Home in Closter Increase Water Mitigation and Remediation Risk?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flood cuts in drywall SERVPRO will start and finish your water-damaged home. We will even help with the build back with our general contractor. Call now!

Historic homeowners in Closter count burst pipes as a persistent worry SERVPRO can address

Rumors and disagreements about the personage memorialized in the Closter borough seal continue to this day. The circular seal features the stylized outline of a single rider, appearing to wear attire dating to Revolutionary War times. In actions similar to those attributed to Paul Revere's famous ride, an anonymous farmer either from Closter or the surrounding region rode from what is now Bergen County south to Fort Lee with urgent news that helped the Continental army.

What Are the Details About the Closter Horseman?

The story related over the years focuses on British Commander Lord Cornwallis landing and disembarking at Closter Dock with thousands of British and Hessian troops. Closter Dock was on the Hudson River at the Palisades, several miles away from the center of the land-locked borough now known as Closter. Upon viewing the watery arrival, the unknown farmer and his plow horse sped off with the news. The bare bones of the story include the following facts:

  • The date was November 20, 1776.
  • The Continental garrison at Fort Lee was 10 miles away.
  • The stores and munitions at Fort Lee were depleted, exposing the Continental Army stationed there to significant risk from attack.
  • The intelligence from the Closter horseman permitted George Washington time to lead the Fort Lee troops to Hackensack.
  • The relocation by Washington eventually took the Continental Army to Pennsylvania.
  • The time and space gained allowed Washington to plan and implement a successful attack on British troops at Trenton on December 26, 1776.

Were Other Factors in Play Interfering with the Closter Dock Escapade?

In addition to the warning, other Closter-area patriots got in the way of Lord Cornwallis and his troops. The British allegedly marched in the wrong direction because of inaccurate maps and intentionally confusing advice from the locals.

Does SERVPRO Offer Reliable Water Mitigation to Closter Homeowners?

Failing plumbing systems and structural wear and tear can result in an enhanced need for water emergency services and water damage repair in Closter properties. Burst pipes and ceiling leaks impact Closter's historic homes with some regularity. The affinity residents have for the older homes means Closter water damage repair preference is for halting or mitigating the harm without changing the integrity of beloved interiors or treasured antique contents. 

Can SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Maintain Closter Homes' Function and Appearance?

As a service to our valued customers, SERVPRO holds a general contractor's license, permitting us to streamline mitigation, remediation, and water damage restoration for Closter properties. Control of Closter water mitigation projects from assessment to build back saves time and money and allows precise and consistent communication. During water clean up and flood restoration, Closter homeowners depend on SERVPRO to keep their families safe and homes true to their origins while also providing needed:

  • Water Removal Services
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Cleaning Up After a Sewer Backup

Reach out to SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County when water damage threatens. We are ready to do battle with the forces interfering with the quiet enjoyment of your comfortable home. One call to (201) 244-0100 gets our troops on the move.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 13VH001305854800

Protect Your Closter Store From Further Damage During Fire Restoration

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

Fire Restoration Means Being Safety Conscious in Closter

Fire can cause havoc in your store. You might find yourself facing inventory loss or building damage alongside a sizable cleanup operation.

If you need fire restoration in your Closter store, it is essential to be aware of the damage that might happen after the fire. What do we mean by that? Surely the fire has caused enough damage? Some damages that might occur after the fire include:

  • Water damage because it rained and there was a hole in your roof due to the fire.
  • Opportunistic thieves got in through a window that was blown out by the fire and stole some of your stock.
  • A ceiling fixture fell, or a wall or floor collapsed because it was weakened by fire.

In many cases, insurance does not cover these damages. It only covers damage caused at the time of the fire. That is why SERVPRO puts securing your premises top of our priority list. We will board and tarp up as needed, survey potential health hazards, and do our best to mitigate them.

For a thorough fire restoration service, call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.