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Cresskill Residents in Need of Professional Fire Damage Restoration.

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls Fire damage is certainly unwelcome. Contact SERVPRO if your home has sustained damage after a fire.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Identify and Repair the Damages Caused by Fire in your Home.

In the Palisade cliffs region is Cresskill of New Jersey. The quaint township was incorporated at the end of the 19th century and bordered by Dumont, Alpine, Demarest, and Bergenfield. Of the 7,000 plus residents are 2,161 families residing nearby the Hudson River. Cresskill in North East Bergen County has three major airports nearby, including LaGuardia, Newark, and John F. Kennedy Airport.  The suburb itself is around an hour's drive from New York City, which attracts families and individuals looking for a quieter life while still enjoying weekend trips into the surrounding metropolitan area. 

The area of Cresskill has several unique sites that are on the National Register of Historic Places. These include unique architectures from the 18th century and properties owned by famous citizens, military personnel, and politicians. Among these is the Blackledge-Gair House on Madison Avenue that was home to carton inventor Robert Gair, The Peter Huyler House, which predates the American revolution, and Dutch Colonial period property the Westerveld house on County Road. Cresskill's proximity to both New Jersey and New York makes it an ideal getaway that still offers a host of activities, just a short car, bus, or train away. 

  • Sports and entertainment are just a short drive away at the Metlife Stadium, New Jersey. Met life plays host to two massive sporting franchises, the New York Giants and the New York Jets. The stadium also opens itself to live music and entertainment, with previous headliners being made up of rock royalty the Rolling Stones and pop sensation Taylor Swift. Tickets for sports or shows are purchased through the online ticket office. 
  • The shopping options rival any of those found in the United States. Westfield Garden State Plaza is an enormous mall with over 300 stores, restaurants, and entertainment businesses. The mall is great for younger children with its Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, Sea Life Aquarium, Dreamworks waterpark, and Legoland Discovery Center. Bargains are abundant thanks to the tax exclusion for clothes and shoes throughout Bergen County. 
  • There are many outdoor activities to experience around Cresskill with Horseback riding, medieval jousting, skiing, and golfing. The Palisades region is renowned for its spectacular views of Manhattan, the Hudson River, and New York. Local hiking and biking trails are available for download from the Bergen County official website.

Exploring the Gateway Region From Cresskill, NJ

The Gateway Region is a historic interchange that passes through the lower bay and moves Northeast along the Hudson River. This area holds some of the largest cities in New York and New Jersey and famous sites like the Statue of Liberty. The region gets its name from the history of immigration through Ellis Island. As a result, the stretch of waterways, rivers, and bays has among the most diverse populations in the US and incorporates over four million citizens. At the northern reaches of the Gateway Region is the Palisades, which stretches up to 540 feet high with Cresskill, one of the many boroughs below. 

The first village of the Gateway Region, Pavonia, was established by the Dutch East India Trading Company in 1660 and remained the oldest municipality. A few years later, the British entered New York Harbor creating ElizabethTown. Bergen County arrived much later with the borough partitioning in 1675, where it gained its name as Jersey. The Gateway region became a center for innovation and technological excellence with mass production of steam trains, lightbulbs, photographs, and rocket engines being either invented or produced here by the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, much of the landscapes surrounding natural beauty became the preservation object, which has led to stunning park trails and wildlife reserves. 

There are several annual festivals and events to be celebrated throughout the year, including the All Points West Music & Arts Festival, the New Jersey Film Festival, and the Black Maria Film Festival initially founded by Thomas Edison and made up America's first production houses. Tours, along with the Gateway Region via the Hudson River, are available. However, many visitors choose to explore the natural getaways themselves by taking Kayaks or traversing the hundreds of trails and walks. During the year, ski enthusiasts take to the Palisades Interstate Park to enjoy cross-country as well as chutes.

  • Ski season tickets are on sale now at the Campgaw mountains for 2020/2021 passes. Rental equipment includes snowboarding as well as skis and tubing.
  • The Begen Equestrian Center offers riding schools and after-school programs for Cresskill and wider Bergen County residents.
  • The Bergen County Zoo has live animal shows in their Amphitheater every day and offers educational tours.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County Can Help Cresskill Residents with Fire Damage Restoration. 

The inspection and removal of fire soils, soot, smokes, or odors can be challenging. Our staff is dedicated to restoring homes in the area by using advanced cleaning techniques, which can reduce the expense and timespan of restoration. Our odor control technicians are well-versed in both finding and counteracting unpleasant fire smells. We can restore furniture, structure, and building assemblies using a combination of chemical agents and deodorant solvents. When items are damaged beyond repair, our team can quickly bag up these items and dispose of them correctly. Trained experts in the SERVPRO roster carry out reinstallation of drywalls, carpets, pads, or other parts of your home. 

  • Our team can combine odor pellets, emulsifying agents, and ultra-low volume fogging (ULV) of your home to neutralize unpleasant odors.
  • Using a range of solvents and water-based cleaners, we can remove most soils or stains from the property and ventilate it thoroughly. 
  • Our crew chiefs have years of experience transforming damaged homes to a preloss condition. Contact us to arrange restoration within four hours of notification of loss. 

Housefires do happen. By enlisting professional services, you can get your home back quickly with minimum inconvenience. Contact SERVPRO of North East Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 now.

Spice up the Seasonal Treats You Serve Your Closter Home’s Visitors

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Cookie tray with holiday decor While you make holiday treats, let SERVPRO treat you during the holidays. Our technicians will leave your water damage "Like it never even happened."

Residents in Closter can Take Part in the Holiday Mocktails Online Class.

Held on December 9, 2020, at 7 PM, the Holiday Mocktails class on Zoom can help you make 2020 end with a more favorable and memorable tone. Because of social distancing, many want to make the most of what little interaction that takes place. Call the Ramsey Free Public Library at 201-327-1445 in advance for your Zoom login credentials.

Attendees should be prepared to take notes on paper as they learn about:

  • Mocktails that children can also enjoy,
  • Infusions to create flavorful teas not found in a box,
  • Syrups that you can use to flavor milk, ice cream, and a multitude of other desserts, and also
  • Garnishes that are safe to eat, beautiful, and tasty

Plumbing accidents can happen at any time. When freezing temperatures cause you grief, call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 for certified water damage repair technicians, even on the holidays.

Does a Home Need Mitigation or Restoration After Water Damage?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

home theater, wet red carpet SERVPRO rescues the Closter Home Theater from water damage with a rapid response using advanced equipment.

SERVPRO Uses Both Mitigation and Restoration to Return Your Closter Home to Pre-Loss Condition

Many homeowners do not grasp the difference between mitigation and restoration. They may even assume that two different companies are required to provide the needed services. But a professional water restoration company in Closter, like SERVPRO, does both.

What is Mitigation?

When a water intrusion occurs that requires water extraction in Closter, emergency mitigation occurs as quickly as possible. The focus during this time is preventing further damage to your home and the impacted content. Mitigation processes could include:

  • Water extraction
  • Setting up dehumidifiers
  • Establishing drying goals
  • Removing content to unaffected areas
  • Blocking up furniture
  • Containment to prevent water migration
  • Dealing with safety concerns

What is Restoration?

Returning water-damaged items and structural elements to preloss condition is the focus of restoration. Once everything has been cleaned and dried, the restoration process can begin. Controlled demolition can be a part of the restoration. Examples of the restoration process would be:

  • Repainting walls or redoing wallpaper
  • Refinishing wood surfaces
  • Replacing drywall and ceiling panel sections
  • Replacing installation

These are just a few processes involved in water damage restoration. Effective water restoration requires qualified technicians. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) techs have hundreds of hours of training under their belt. IICRC training means they are professionals and experts at mitigating water damage and restoring homes. Their expertise includes:

  • CCT – carpet cleaning
  • OCT – odor control
  • RCT – rug cleaning
  • UFT – upholstery & fabric cleaning

What is Controlled Demolition?

Mitigation solutions often require implementing controlled demolition techniques. It can help regulate the spread of water migration and help with water extraction. With controlled demolition, materials too damaged to salvage get discarded, reducing the amount of cleaning and recovery needed. Only affected portions get removed, and the build-back of the home is easier. This means a more efficient and less costly restoration.

After a water incident, everything from flooring to furniture can be impacted by the moisture. Hygroscopic materials, such as drywall, readily absorb moisture both from standing water and water vapor. Certain materials are more susceptible to damage from water loss leading to controlled demolition. They include:

  • Ceiling tiles
  • Carpet and padding
  • Wood framing
  • Drywall
  • Cabinets
  • Hardwood flooring

While it is always our goal to restore rather than replace, there are certain items such as particle board cabinets, that are cheaper to replace. Examples of controlled demolition in conjunction with water extraction could involve drilling holes at a certain level evenly across a wall near the bottom. This allows for moisture to flow out and air to flow in enhancing the drying process. The technicians then use effective cleaning methods to remove the mess caused by the demolition. They use cleaning products to remove residues and adhesives from surfaces. Dry vacuuming with HEPA filters is also done.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use for Water Cleanup?

After a substantial water intrusion, standing water can be a big problem. Items become oversaturated, and the risk of secondary damage like mold increases. SERVPRO professionals use professional water extraction equipment to get rid of excess moisture. We have at our disposal a variety of pumps, including powerful truck-mounted pumps, submersible pumps, and portable pumps. Dry mats, carpet wands, squeegees, and rovers are other tools in the restoration arsenal. 

Industrial strength dehumidifiers and air movers get used in the right ratio to complete the drying process. The process from start to finish is monitored and assessed with moisture meters, moisture probes, and thermal imaging. Our technicians use EPA-registered cleaning agents. If mold or contaminated water is a concern, antimicrobials and antifungals are applied to affected surfaces. If there is a problem with odors, we have deodorizing tools and agents to take care of that as well.

Professional & Caring Service

As homeowners and residents in the Closter area, we understand how even a minor water accident can impact your home life. Nobody wants to have technicians in and out of their homes. But if a water situation does happen, you also want the best possible company that understands water extraction and home restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians have a solid reputation for providing mitigation and restoration services to local homes.

 We know a water incident can occur at any time of day or night, which is why we are always available. Time is crucial when dealing with water extraction, and we strive to arrive as quickly as possible. We come prepared for both mitigation and restoration. There is no need for multiple companies to do one job.

Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 for expert water extraction service. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: General: 13Vh001305854800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Breakroom Refrigerator Leaked & Mold Developed – Does the Store Need a Professional?

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

A woman about to step into a puddle of water in a commercial building Your employees enjoy the break room. Keep it clean and safe by checking for water leaks and mold damage.

SERVPRO Provides Immediate Mitigation for Water Damage and Mold Removal in Your Cresskill Store 

A clean break room is meaningful to your employees. Whether your business is small or a large corporation in Cresskill, it is a crucial part of your company. In this store, the refrigerator ice maker leaked, allowing water to pool underneath. After remaining unnoticed, mold grew in the tubing, wall, and the floor under the fridge. 

Can the Drywall Be Saved? 

Whenever there is moisture, mold can develop quickly. Mold spores absorb the water and swell rapidly. As the spores grow, they shoot out hyphae, which attaches to the surface of various materials. Mold colonies love porous material like drywall as it absorbs water well. It also means that the drywall's impacted areas may need to be removed unless the damage is exceptionally light. Controlled demolition allows the removal of the infected areas. SERVPRO technicians understand how to mitigate mold damage in Cresskill. Restoration is preferred over replacement, and if the drywall can be saved, our techs can do it.

Returning Your Breakroom to Pre-loss Condition 

In this situation, we were able to scrub the tile floor to remove the mold. The drywall was repaired once the moldy portions were removed. The refrigerator was repaired by a local serviceman who was able to replace the tubing. Everything got sanitized with EPA registered antimicrobial and antifungal agents. 

Mold can spread rapidly. If left untreated, this breakroom's mold could have spread into the cabinets, along the walls, and onto the content. Food items and other appliances could have been affected too. If you suspect mold infestation of any size, call in the professionals who can provide fast mold remediation.

Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 for expert mold damage service. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: General: 13VH001305854800.

Is a Water Damage Restoration Team in Closter the Same as an Insurance Adjuster?

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County is the central axis to coordinate services when storm damage occurs.

A Professional Water Damage Restoration Team Works to Restore Your Closter Home, and the Steps it Takes Can Supplement the Information Provided to an Insurance Company.

In Closter and throughout the nation, homeowners who face floodwater in their homes are often at a loss regarding the next steps. When an emergency occurs, it is hard to understand the relationship between insurance and a professional restoration team. At SERVPRO, we focus on restoration, but the documentation we keep is often crucial as support to the insurance claims our clients file.

You don’t need to face flood damage to your Closter home on your own. Call our team at SERVPRO and let us walk this process with you while lending our expertise. The presence of floodwater in your home should be addressed as soon as your home is safe to enter, but it needs to respond to a clear path to restoration.

Our crew develops and shares that plan with you and provides documentation as appropriate. For example, our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) is an essential tool in categorizing your home contents based on whether they can be salvaged. As we remove some items to restore in an offsite location, the CCIS inventory becomes a working document essential to your insurance claim.

What ancillary services does SERVPRO provide?
Flood damage requires the ability to extract water and disinfect your home, which our SERVPRO team achieves by applying state-of-the-art techniques when they arrive at your home. The presence of debris and bacteria makes removing some items essential to your health. Upholstery and carpets are generally removed from your home since they are naturally porous, while we clean other surfaces with EPA-approved cleaning solutions suitable to each surface. However, far beyond the removal of floodwaters, you can count on us for the following:

    •    Provide move-out and pack-out services for items needing restoration and cleanup offsite
    •    Electronic restoration for things such as computers if needed
    •    Document and photograph drying to preserve your priceless memories

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County is the central axis to coordinate services when storm damage occurs. Call us at (201) 244-0100 and let us apply our expertise to your benefit. Together, we can leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

How Can SERVPRO Clean Up and Restore A Flood-Damaged Home?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

A room with wet carpet and a fan and some other items on the floor. Let SERVPRO help you get your Closter home back from flood water.

Our Skilled Professionals Employ Their Extensive Expertise and Time-Tested Procedures to Return Your Closter Residence to Its Pre-Flood Condition.

New Jersey is infamous for its rainy weather and the borough of Closter generally conforms to this statewide norm.  Throughout the year, stormy weather is always a distinct possibility in the area.  Strong coastal weather patterns routinely pass over our community, bringing with them powerful winds and heavy rains.  The massive rainfalls these storms bring often swell the nearby Hudson River, as well as local streams and reservoirs, producing substantial flooding for local residential areas.  When this happens, the floodwaters can rapidly inundate homes in the borough and surrounding areas.  Worse still is the fact that these waters are usually filled with dangerous microbes and toxic wastes.

What Factors Determine the Severity of My Flood Damage?

SERVPRO relies on the classifications established by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to determine the severity of flood damage in Closter area homes.  The organization holds that there are three categories of water, ranging from clean to severely polluted, and that floodwaters are among the most polluted types of water.  These extremely damaging “black” waters generally contain such things as sewage and toxic chemicals.  With all that said, the severity of your water damage is also affected by the amount of water materials absorbed.  The IICRC categorizes absorption levels into the following four classes:

  1. Class 1:  When contact between water and surfaces is minimal, impacted materials are not very porous, and the materials do not absorb much moisture.  This situation allows technicians to complete their remediation efforts with little-to-no drying after removing the standing water.
  2. Class 2:  This is when affected materials are more porous and come into contact with more water.  When this is the case, more drying is required after water extraction to mitigate potential damage.
  3. Class 3:  Significant volumes of water impact exceedingly porous materials, requiring extensive drying efforts to prevent substantial damage.
  4. Class 4:  Represents the most difficult situation to remediate, when water saturates extremely porous materials and flows into hard-to-access areas.  This class of damage, which can occur when flood water containing sewage saturates walls and floors, requires advanced specialized equipment and drying methods to clean up properly.

With all that said, in general, only structural elements can be saved when your home suffers flooding.  Household contents coming into contact with the contaminated waters usually have to be disposed of.

How Does SERVPRO Handle the Most Severe Flood-Related Issues?

SERVPRO technicians are highly skilled in remediating even the most severe flood-related damage.  When resolving class four water absorption situations, our experts:

  • Rapidly extract large volumes of standing water with powerful extractors and submersible pumps
  • Remove remaining water with wet vacs and mops
  • Properly shovel up remaining hazardous debris and destroy contaminated contents according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
  • Aerate and dry the interior of your home with high-velocity box fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers
  • Thoroughly dry flooring, walls, ceilings, and difficult-to-access areas behind structural elements with Injectidry systems and specialized drying mats
  • Fog/inject Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved antimicrobials and deodorants into impacted areas/materials with cutting edge foggers

After all of these efforts have been completed, your home is often saved from further flood-related damage and freed of the associated hazardous microbes and persistent unpleasant smells.  In this way, SERVPRO returns your residence to its pre-flood condition.

What Can Happen If My Flood Damage Is Not Effectively Remediated?

Several exceedingly negative things can happen if your flood-related issues are not successfully cleaned up.  These problems can persist for an extended period of time and cost you dearly over the long term.  Some of the various effects of improperly remediated flood damage are:

  • Structural elements, like walls and floors, could be ruined and require extensive reconstruction efforts
  • Dry rot could weaken support beams and cause collapses
  • Mold/mildew growths could damage and discolor surfaces
  • Foul flood-associated odors could remain in your home indefinitely
  • Flood Water-borne bacteria and fungi could cause health effects

As you can clearly see, it is in your best interest to find the best service to clean and restore your flood-impacted home.  Contacting a quality service like SERVPRO is essential if you need to recover from the effects of a flood as soon as possible.

We are all attracted to the convenient suburban lifestyle of this fine community.  In particular, residents appreciate its beautiful parks, relaxed lifestyle, and proximity to the city.  All of these things make Closter an ideal place to live for those commuting to the nearby urban areas for work.   Of course, nothing good ever comes without drawbacks.  In our case, the difficulties we face as local homeowners are connected to stormy weather and the related flooding.

So, if flooding one day damages your home, remember that your neighbors at SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County are always here to help.  Whenever you need us, call (201) 244-0100.

Can Wood Furniture Be Saved After a Fire in Closter?

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged living room with burned items everywhere Even a small fire in your home can cause your family stress. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation services for your home.

SERVPRO’s Goal is Always to Restore Instead of Replace if Possible

In this Closter home, a small fire broke out in the living room. A spark from the fireplace landed on the curtain. The fire was promptly contained, but the smoke residue settled through the room.

Can the Smell Be Removed from My Coffee Table?

Smoke odors can easily penetrate unfinished wood furniture. Coffee tables, end stands, and desks can have unfinished sections. For example, the underside of the coffee table, the bottoms of drawers, and the back of desks. Our professional technicians use several cleaning methods depending on the type of soot. Dry cleaning sponges are often used as is denatured alcohol. 

My End Table Was Affected by The Fire

While soot and smells can often be removed from wood items that are soot damaged, there are situations in which the item cannot be salvaged. If the end table was exposed to high heat or direct flames, you might not be able to save it. Signs that the item is a loss include:

  • Severe surface blistering
  • Joints that are water-logged
  • Cracked joints from the high heat
  • Permanent staining of light-colored wood
  • Severely charred areas

 If the coffee table has a finished surface that has mild damage, there are some semi-refinishing techniques our technicians can use. This can be done when there are slight stains from water damage that can come with a fire. A solvent-based cleaner can remove watermarks, chalky spots, and light staining. 

Even small contained fires can cause damage to a home. We understand fire damage and fire restoration. Our certified technicians look at each case individually and use whatever restoration methods the situation warrants. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244 - 0100 for professional fire restoration service you can trust. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Can I Remove Excess Water On My Own in Closter?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up Photo Of Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County is here to assist you in deciding on the water damage in your home.

Removing Excess Water from your Closter Home on Your Own May Leave you at Risk for Aggravated Water Damage. Call a Professional Restoration Service for a Thorough Cleanup Process

You may look at the damage left behind by a leaky pipe in your home and think that water extraction is a simple process. As you prepare to mop your floors and open all your windows to accelerate evaporation, take a minute to consider the risks of leaving water hiding beneath your floors or within your walls. The longer your Closter home is exposed to water, the higher the chance that its foundation and structural elements weaken due to excessive moisture.

Thankfully, our Closter neighbors facing water damage can call our SERVPRO team around the clock for help. As we arrive at your home, we assess the damage by inspecting your home and using state-of-the-art technology to monitor humidity levels, thus detecting any accumulation hiding from the naked eye. If needed, we rapidly establish a staging area where we can protect your belongings and avoid cross-contamination. In the meantime, we also discard any items damaged beyond recovery and begin to extract water with our industrial-grade equipment.

What does SERVPRO do differently in terms of water removal?
Our water restoration technicians' training is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), which validates our knowledge base of all matters about the treatment of water damage. We particularly understand the perils of leaving moisture behind, as it can damage your property and create a suitable environment for bacteria, such as mold, to prosper. As we use our pumps equivalent to the volume of water we need to extract, we consistently monitor the environment to optimize our efforts. The following equipment helps record these observations and guide our next steps:

    •    Moisture sensors to detect humidity in carpets, upholstery, and other porous surfaces
    •    Moisture meters are similar to sensors, but they allow us to probe behind walls and baseboards for a more thorough assessment
    •    Flexible cameras enable us to review hard to reach places without having to create further damage in gaining access

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County is here to assist you in deciding on the water damage in your home. Call us at (201) 244-0100 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

How About Mold Cleanup for My Home?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

poly containment barrier with access SERVPRO technicians can erect containment barriers to limit cross-contamination during soda blasting mold remediations services in Creskill

Mold Damage in Cresskill Requires Professional Remediation

Cresskill homeowners want to keep their homes clean and free from contamination of all kinds. A clean, fresh home is more delightful to be in – and it also has more curb appeal should you decide to sell. If you’re looking for a contractor to work on your home, naturally, you want to work with someone who uses the latest equipment and industry-standard techniques.

Mold damage in Cresskill homes requires swift and professional remediation. If left untreated, mold spores can swiftly spread throughout your home. Mold spores are microscopic, which means they can travel easily on:

  • Air currents
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Pet fur
  • Shopping bags or luggage

What should I do if I suspect a mold problem?

The first thing you should do if you suspect you have mold in your home is to call SERVPRO. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our teams are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are many signs of mold in your home. The most obvious sign is the growth of black or dark green mold colonies. You might also notice damp patches on walls or ceilings, especially around wet areas such as the bathroom or laundry room. A pervasive musty odor is another clue that you’ve got a mold problem in your house.

What is soda blasting?

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County trains our technicians in a range of mold remediation and cleaning techniques. One of our most popular and effective methods is soda blasting.

Soda blasting uses baking soda – yes, the same kind of soda you use to bake cakes! We air blast mold-covered surfaces with baking soda crystals. Because baking soda is mildly abrasive, it effectively scrubs the mold from the surfaces.

The baking soda crystals used in blasting are manufactured to be perfect for the job – we do not use boxes of baking soda intended for kitchen use. The crystals are angular when seen under a microscope, so they scrape off mold, but they are soft enough to use in the home.

Why does SERVPRO use soda blasting?

Soda blasting has several advantages:

  • The soda crystals are soft enough that there is a minimal risk of harm to the underlying surface
  • Baking soda is chemical-free – how many other mold products are also used in baking?
  • When combined with an efficient delivery system, baking soda is cost-effective – and that cost-effectiveness is passed on to the customer
  • Baking soda crystals are easily wiped away after blasting
  • Baking soda blasting is quicker and easier than scrubbing each surface by hand, so we can cover a larger area in less time without compromising on results

Baking soda is also a natural deodorizer, so using it helps remove moldy smells from your home.

Are SERVPRO technicians trained in soda blasting?

Absolutely. We train all our technicians in the proper use of soda blasting equipment. Our teams know how to choose the correct amount of soda, the best nozzles and hoses, the right air pressure, and the optimum angle for best results.

Why is filtration such a vital part of soda blasting?

When we carry out mold remediation in your home, cleanup is an essential part of the process. Cleanup ensures all surfaces are left fresh and dry, and there is no leftover cleaning product. The same is true with soda blasting. Our technicians wipe away any residue, so all you see is clean surfaces with no mold growth.

However, cleaning up residue after soda blasting is not as simple as wiping the surfaces down. We also use air scrubbers to filter the air and remove the soda crystals. Air scrubbers use powerful filtration to clean the air in your home by trapping microscopic particles. A single machine can cleanse a large area, making them very useful.

Air scrubbers capture both soda particles and any errant mold spores, to leave your home as clean as possible. Using filtration after blasting makes it even more difficult for spores to re-emerge.

What happens after soda blasting?

After soda blasting, we clean and deodorize your home and carry out any necessary repairs (for example, if mold has damaged a door frame or eaten through the wallpaper.) We also monitor the moisture levels in your home to ensure it is dry enough to discourage further mold growth.

It is always our aim to leave your home “Like it never even happened.” Our team will follow up with you a week after your remediation project ends, to ensure you are happy with the result and answer any questions you may have.

If you need help with mold damage, call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

Is Wet Fabric Permanently Damaged?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech cleaning carpet If your property is overtaken by water you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Hotel Businesses that Require Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Closter can Reach Out to SERVPRO for Professional Carpet Cleaning and Restoration.

Are wet carpets complicated to clean?

Carpets cleaning can have several complications that could impact your Closter Business. One issue is that carpet fibers can quickly absorb moisture, grime, and microbial infestation when there is exposure to moisture. With older carpets, it may not be possible to contact the manufacturer for cleaning instruction, which means technicians may have to conduct pre-testing to discover the most effective carpet cleaning method. While waiting for a professional assessment from a SERVPRO technician, it may be worthwhile to restrict foot-traffic over the affected area by staff and customers. Foot traffic can compress fibers in a wet carpet, making the restoration process longer and less likely to return to a preloss condition. Often, drying the carpet while effectively mitigating loss, may not entirely repair the carpet fibers. 

How do I get the grime out of thick carpets?

Hotels frequently use thick carpets, which may require commercial water damage restoration services in Closter, should they become wet. Our technicians can use emulsifying powders on thicker mats, which can absorb grime without introducing further moisture. Using a wet/dry vacuum, our team can remove both the emulsifying dust and any soiling that may be present. We usually complete the carpet cleaning service by buffering it with a rotary machine. These fast-rotating mechanical cleaners can buffer carpet fibers to return a thicker carpet to its preloss condition without risking causing harm. In some circumstances, we may utilize spot stain removal to restore your business to its preloss condition. 

How do I restore a carpet from start to finish?

- Identify the type of carpet or contact the manufacturer for cleaning advice

- Dry the mat while using a cleaning solution or hot-water extraction

- Buffer the mat and perform spot stain removal for any areas of soiling that remain

To reduce the chances of permanent damage to carpets in your hotel, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

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