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Why Should Closter Homeowners Look to Mold Removal Companies for Remediation?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Fast, Safe, and Efficient Mold Remediation for Closter Property Owners and Companies Alike

Taking the DIY approach is never advisable when it comes to something like black mold that brings potential health effects. Regrowth within your Closter home is always a possibility, which means the proper course of action is enlisting the help of a mold remediation team that has thorough training and experience. If you have visible mold or notice musty odors, it is time to contact the professionals. SERVPRO is available to alleviate your black mold concerns so that you can keep your property safe and healthy for both humans and pets.

Why call mold removal companies in Closter? What can I expect when I have SERVPRO at my home? While each bathroom mold or basement mold project is different, some similar steps are taken, including:

  • Mold remediation begins with an inspection. Our mold specialists ask a series of questions to help determine the safety materials and equipment we need to do the job.
  • SERVPRO’s technicians scrutinize any areas that could be mold-infested. This gets followed by containment and removal using the latest methods, technology, EPA-registered products.
  • Your HVAC system will also need to be turned off to prevent spore spreading. We conduct containment procedures using sheeting and negative air chambers to keep spores from moving into other zones. 
  • Some of the equipment used for mold remediation include vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to trap spores carefully. 

Of course, an essential part of the mold cleanup process is ensuring all surfaces get thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. If necessary, we can move belongings off-site for detailed cleaning, restoring everything to pre-infestation condition. We also offer controlled demolition to remove and replace any unsalvageable building materials.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County is ready to go whenever you need a team at your door to begin mold cleanup and remediation service. You can reach us any time by calling (201) 244-0100.

Do Not Attempt Water Damage Repair on Your Own in Cresskill

1/9/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet When you have water damage restoration needs, SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have you covered from start to finish.

Skilled SERVPRO Water Damage Repair Technicians Know Best Practices to Yield Quality Results in Your Cresskill Property

Some Cresskill homeowners may see a small amount of water intrusion and think they can deal with it independently. However, water that migrated below flooring and behind baseboards can cause warping, degradation, and mold development. SERVPRO wants you to know that repairing damage from a water event, big or small, means hiring a skilled team to get the job done right. Even beyond water removal services, fixing saturated and unsalvageable building materials requires a professional touch.

Many benefits come from hiring professionals for water damage repair in Cresskill. When you have basement flooding or ceiling leaks, a good restoration company like SERVPRO gets in fast to limit cost and downtime. Just a sampling of the advantages that come from enlisting SERVPRO’s help include:

  • Efficiency – Emergency services water damage calls require fast mitigation if you want to thwart secondary damage and water migration. Our crew scopes the area to formulate a plan to get going on cleanup and repair as quickly as possible.
  • Safety – Caution is our middle name at SERVPRO. Not only will our certified team assess all potential risks, but we will also wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for each project.
  • Industrial-Grade Equipment – Our Green Fleet comes fully stocked with pumps, various attachments, moisture detection tools, and EPA-registered cleaning products to help us facilitate our water damage restoration goals.
  • Insurance Assistance – You already have a lot on your mind when facing a water emergency. Because your insurance may cover the water event, we take the time to ensure all paperwork is to help your claim go as smoothly as possible.

Water damage repair does not have to be stressful when you have professionals on your side. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 when you need to have a crew dispatched to your property.

Can Pipes Freeze in Closter Homes Under Cold Conditions?

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

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Frozen pipes are a costly and destructive situation for Closter residences. 

The winter months can bring about steep temperature drops and cold snaps that expose a home's vulnerabilities and its exterior protection. As compromising as these water damage events can be, much of them can be prevented with a few early steps.

How Do Pipes Freeze?

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Closter can both be destructive and crippling to a home when water damages result. Pipes freezing is a common callout for our SERVPRO professionals, as many do not realize plumbing is underinsulated until these lines succumb to the low temperatures.

What Causes Plumbing to Burst in These Conditions?

While the standard in modern plumbing installation has transitioned to PEX materials that are more durable against threats of expansion and warping, many homes still have lead and copper service lines that are highly sensitive to the growth of water as it freezes. When ruptures occur, many materials can be damaged like:

  • Cabinets
  • Wall Assemblies
  • Ceiling Systems
  • Wood Flooring
  • Carpeting

How Can You Prevent Frozen Lines?

It is possible to avoid the costly damage that frozen pipes can cause when they burst. The first step of this process is to ensure that vulnerable water lines have sufficient insulation to protect against direct environmental conditions that can cause a freeze.

When Does SERVPRO Need to Help?

It is not challenging to see when water damage occurs after these events, showcasing a clear need for professional restoration and recovery. With powerful mitigation tools like pumps and vacuums, we can quickly regulate threatening conditions to protect properties from irreparable harm.

Regardless of how water damage threatens your home this winter, our SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County team can help with efficient mitigation and restoration solutions. Call when you need us at (201) 244-0100.

Need Fire Damage Restoration for Your Commercial Building in Harrington Park? – Call SERVPRO

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

glasses, insurance policy SERVPRO simplifies the fire damage claim for your Harrington Park business by working closely with you and your carrier

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Fire Damage Restoration for All Types of Surfaces in Harrington Park

Whenever there is a fire in a commercial building in Harrington Park, the first question, the owner of the building and the tenant, if they are not the same person, want to be answered, is when I can get back in the building and resume operations? Employees cannot perform their jobs without access to the building, and customers cannot purchase their goods and services. Even with insurance coverage, they need to be back up and running as soon as possible

SERVPRO provides commercial fire damage restoration to customers in Harrington Park and the surrounding area. Within four hours of your call to our office, we are on-site, assess the situation, and prepare a damage restoration plan based on the amount of fire and smoke damage sustained by your building. We take all the issues into account, including safety, recovery, and cleaning of equipment and products, staging environments for cleaned or recovered items, and restoring all damaged structures.

Some products and structural items will only require to be sprayed and wiped to remove smoke residues. We apply foam cleaning to products and materials that could be further damaged by excessive moisture from cleaning products. We also complete demolition activities if needed. Often many items are moved to temporary quarters or staging areas until the building is ready for occupancy once again. Our team works with your insurance company, and your business needs to get you back in operation as fast as possible.

SERVPRO provides the following services:

  • Water and fire damage restoration
  • Smoke damage restoration
  • Coordination with your insurance company and your business needs

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County for commercial fire damage restoration in Harrington Park and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 244-0100.

Homeowners in Closter Who Need Water Mitigation and Drying Services Call SERVPRO

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Water Removal, Drying and Restoration Services in Closter

Water leaks or sinks overflowing can distribute a great deal of water in Closter homes in a very short time. The water soaks into many porous flooring materials commonly found in our homes, such as carpets, padding, many pressed wood products, and even hardwood flooring materials. Removing the water and drying within a short period is important to prevent secondary damages such as mold infestations, pressed wood products swelling and losing structural integrity, and hardwood floors beginning to buckle as the wood absorbs water.

SERVPRO utilizes a variety of water mitigation techniques in Closter techniques to prevent secondary damage in homes in Closter. Our fast response within four hours of your initial call lets us get to work immediately removing excess water. We also deploy weighted water extractors, air movers, and high-capacity dehumidifiers to remove moisture and dry the area.

Our water removal technicians will also determine whether carpets need to be removed to expose the underpad and subfloor to allow faster and more thorough drying. Carpets exposed to water longer than 72 hours could exhibit mold growth, and subfloors could have absorbed moisture, causing them to lose structural integrity. Carpets installed over hardwood or laminated floors may also need to be removed to dry the wood floors under the wet carpet. Our water removal technicians will determine the best course of action to mitigate immediate and secondary damage caused by the water leak.

SERVPRO provides the following water mitigation services:

  • Water cleanup and extraction
  • Drying of carpets in place as well as removal for thorough drying of subfloor materials (floating)
  • Mold mitigation and remediation

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County for water mitigation in Closter and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 244-0100.

Need Smoke and Fire Restoration Services in Cresskill? – Call SERVPRO

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire burning upholstered chairs SERVPRO has skilled technicians to mitigate fire damage and odors to upholstered furnishings and drapes in Cresskill

SERVPRO Provides Clean Up and Restoration after a Fire in Cresskill

After even a small fire in Cresskill, there is often plenty of smoke residues on non-porous surfaces such as countertops, appliances, and cupboards. Residue also settles on fabrics or porous materials near the location of the fire or even in adjacent rooms. Air currents caused by the fire and forced air furnaces can distribute small amounts of residue throughout the house. These residues may be oily in nature if there was a grease fire on the stove, or they could be light and fluffy from a higher temperature fire.

SERVPRO specializes in fire restoration techniques for homeowners in Cresskill who have unfortunately experienced a fire in their homes. Every fire is different due to the length of time the fire burned. Also, the cause of the fire, materials burned in the fire, and the temperature of the fire are factors to be considered. We use a variety of solvents, including water and soap, to wipe down and clean non-porous surfaces. Everything is washed several times as part of our fire restoration process.

Textiles, Fabrics, and Upholstery

Fabric cleaning and porous materials require a variety of cleaning processes. Some materials can be wiped down using a hand wash and rinse approach. We also utilize upholstery cleaning machines to wash and rinse many fabrics with the appropriate solvent based on the type of fire and the material to be cleaned. We also immerse items in tanks filled with cleaning agents. Our restorers control the amount and type of products used to clean items depending on their exposure, residue, and the material being cleaned.

SERVPRO fire and smoke restoration technicians are trained to bring your property back to its pre-fire condition. Our services include:

  • Water and fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation and restoration
  • Controlled application of cleaning products appropriate for the material and type of fire

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County for fire restoration in Cresskill and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 244-0100.

Managing Water Damage Cleanup in Closter Commercial Buildings – SERVPRO

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Drying Walls with Water Damage in Closter Business Buildings – Call SERVPRO

Water leaks often occur inside walls of commercial buildings in Closter. Older pipes and joints gradually degrade, springing leaks that can release hundreds of gallons of water in a few hours. Water spreads inside the walls, onto the floor, and across the entire area of your building. One of the best methods to mitigate damage to flooring materials is to begin mopping up the water immediately once the source has been controlled. But what can be done with water inside walls, especially walls covered in vinyl wallpaper?

SERVPRO provides Closter commercial water damage mitigation and cleanup services. Our team responds in less than four hours from your call and immediately assesses the situation, deploying water removal and drying equipment to protect flooring materials and the contents of your building. The water inside walls presents additional challenges. Many commercial building walls have a vinyl covering on the walls, which act as a vapor barrier. Removing the vinyl barrier, e.g., wallpaper, may involve the entire room, which can be costly.

Our SERVPRO team drills small holes behind the removed floor trim work into the wall to release excess water from the wall's interior. We also use vacuum wands to vacuum excess water from cavities. We force dry air into the wall's interior using air movers attached to a wall venting system. In extreme cases, we remove the drywall and vinyl to properly remove all of the water, moisture and dry the space before completing repairs. We can rig injecti-spray equipment to fit the need of a specific water drying task.

SERVPRO water removal services include:

  • Water clean up
  • Water damage restoration
  • Wall cavity water removal and drying
  • Poly covering of furnishings

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County for water damage removal in Closter and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 244-0100.

Does SERVPRO Provide Fire Damage Restoration in Closter

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

fire insurance form and pen,money Luckily for our Closter customers, SERVPRO works with you and your insurance company to optimize the fire and smoke damage cleanup and rehab

Fire Damage Restoration in Closter by SERVPRO

Homeowners often feel so much pressure to get moving with cleaning and recovering from a fire. On the list of things to do are calling the insurance company, making arrangements for someplace to stay, recovering important documents, ensuring your belongings are safe, talking to neighbors and friends, and wondering where to begin restoration. The owner may need to meet with the fire investigation team to assess how the fire started, the insurance adjuster shows up, perhaps even the police if arson was suspected. Homeowners need help to clean up and restore their homes, but who should they call?

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration in Closter, and while we cannot help you find a place to stay, we can make sure your home and contents will be safe from the weather and nocturnal visitors. We provide emergency service to our customers and can be onsite within four hours of your call. Once the fire department has given the green light, we can cover the roof with a tarp if needed and board up windows and doors to protect your home.

Our team develops a plan to restore your home and reviews the plan with your insurance adjuster and your family. SEERVPRO’s experience shows that it is much less costly, and we can get you back into your home faster by removing fire damaged debris, water, drying, and cleaning your home and contents vs. replacing many items. We can explain our cleaning approach in detail to ensure that you fully understand our process.

Our services include:

  • Emergency fire, smoke damage restoration, and cleanup
  • Dry and wet cleaning processes to remove smoke residues
  • Industry approved disposal of cleaning materials
  • Restoration of your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County for fire damage restoration in Closter and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 244-0100.

Minimize Fire and Smoke Cleanup Expenses in Cresskill Homes – Call SERVPRO

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

cartoon fire and smoke in basement SERVPRO offers fire and smoke cleanup and restoration to many types of structures in Cresskill

SERVPRO Provides Highly Trained Experts for Fire and Smoke Cleanup in Cresskill

Many clients assume they must replace everything damaged by the fire and smoke in their Cresskill home or business. Whether structural or loose contents, the replacement cost can be extensive and take a great deal of time to find replacements and have them installed. Porous items absorb water, odors, and smoke residues from the fire much more than non-porous items. Knowing what can be cleaned and restored vs. what must be removed for disposal requires trained personnel familiar with many cleaning products.

SERVPRO can help with fire and smoke cleanup after a fire in your Cresskill home or business. SERVPRO works closely with our clients and their insurance adjuster to manage the total cost of cleanup, restoration, and repairs. Our extensive training and experience with fires and cleanup help us determine which items we can clean and those needing replacement. SERVPRO saves our customers time and money by assessing the residues and surface and using the right cleaning agents to remove smoke residues. We always try to restore and not replace fire damaged items.

Most porous and non-porous items that are not damaged by the fire can be cleaned and the odors removed. Structural components such as drywall can be cleaned and repainted. Most vinyl, tile, and hardwood flooring materials can also be cleaned and sanitized.

SERVPRO will help you recover quickly from a fire in your home or business and reduce time and expenses. We provide the following services:

  • Assessment of the damage from the fire and smoke residues
  • Removal of damaged structure and contents
  • House fire cleanup and sanitize
  • Complete restoration and repairs as required.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County for fire and smoke cleanup in Cresskill and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 244-0100.

What Type of Damage Can Be Expected After Flood Damage in a Closter Property?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO storm and flood damage restoration services Minor storm damage to your home needs to be addressed ASAP. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained and experienced for what you need.

SERVPRO Serves the Local Closter Community for Cleanup After Water Damage

Even minor storm damage can open up a Closter property to more extensive structural damage. For example, given, a small leak in a roof can allow water into the attic that drops through a ceiling and causes a sagging ceiling and damaged walls. 

SERVPRO has decades of experience handling flood damage in Closter properties. An inch of water may not look like much in a home, as it does not even cover a baseboard along a wall. However, a mere inch of floodwater can result in thousands of dollars in damages to a home as it migrates under flooring and wicks into walls. 

Frequently seen damages that homeowners see are:

  • Ruined building materials
  • Articles in the home that require disposal
  • Need for extraction and drying

Locating the migration path of any water damage is crucial and never more so than when dealing with floodwater. SERVPRO technicians extract the water quickly and then use their moisture detection equipment to determine any areas within the property that need additional attention. The use of infrared cameras assists with this task and allows the techs to peer behind walls and within ceilings without putting holes in these areas. If the display on the camera shows blue, indicating cooler temperatures, the techs mark off that area to dry. Equipment such as the Injectidry System may get used as it is ideal for forcing a large amount of warm, dry air into a small, focused space. The techs limit the number of building materials that need removal due to water damage to save the homeowner from the cost of replacement materials whenever possible. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 supports the local Closter community with professional water removal and flood damage cleanup in both commercial and residential properties.