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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. 

Can Water Restoration Limit Damage in Cresskill Properties

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling damage from water damage SERVPRO techs will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call. Water damage restoration is a specialty of ours.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Extensive Training in Handling All Kinds of Water Damage in Cresskill Properties

It does not matter how the water damage happened in a Cresskill home; what matters is how quickly it gets cleaned up. Waiting for water to recede or DIY methods can lead to ruined walls, sagging ceilings, and bearing the cost of replacing carpet or other floorings. 

Water-damaged Cresskill property owners utilizing water restoration companies have a much better chance for a positive outcome after a water spill in a residential property. Particularly in the case of contaminated water, which may be floodwater or a sewage backup. SERVPRO technicians have both the training and experience to utilize their myriad of professional tools to give the best outcome after water damage within a home. Some of the most common tools used during home cleanup jobs include: 

Structural elements are not the only plus of using a restoration services company with trained, certified professionals. Home contents benefit as well. Any article that water with contaminates penetrates may require disposal unless it is a washable textile. SERVPRO technicians have access to the Esporta Washing System, which can clean and sanitize washable fabrics in a single cycle. The technicians have access to freezing and drying machines exactly like the ones utilized by the Library of Congress. This can assist in restoring important documents, books, and other paper items. Each of these restoration techniques gets used on a case-by-case basis as there is no one-size-fits-all for restoration jobs. These are a huge number of variants that contribute to the overall outcome of each job. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 has the training and equipment to handle any size water restoration in Cresskill properties. The certified techs are available 24/7 to make the water damage, "Like it never even happened."

Why Hire a Professional Closter Fire Restoration Company?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Fire, smoke, and soot damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We are dedicated to having your property back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO has Trained and Certified Technicians to Handle All Phases of Fire Damage Cleanup

After fire damage occurs within a Closter property, if only a small area of the home receives the effects of the smoke and heat, it can be tempting to self-clean to save money. However, in the long run, this decision can wind up costing more money. 

SERVPRO technicians have the tools and experience to handle Closter fire restoration of any size or type. Handing off the job to a professional company is a smart decision for property owners because:

  • SERVPRO communicates with the insurance carrier, so every action taken is within the scope of coverage
  • Professional equipment makes a difference in the outcome
  • Avoid health hazards from airborne soot or structural dangers 

Soot forms during the fire because items such as upholstery, textiles, wood, plastic, and building materials do not burn cleanly. Some soot contains potentially toxic materials, and the technicians wear full-body protection, including respirators.

Seeing a favorite table covered in soot may give the impression the piece is only fit for disposal. SERVPRO techs can inspect the table for heat or water damage at the joints. If the table is intact, it probably has good potential for restorative cleaning. Dry cleaning sponges are great for lifting off dry smoke, which usually has a fine powder texture. The techs have access to various wood-specific cleaning solutions to lift away the residues without harming the wood. The professional cleaning agents are particularly useful in cases where wet smoke is the type of residue that needs removal. These greasy, thick substances deposit on surfaces and can be difficult to remove without using a solvent-based solution.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 brings compassion, professionalism, and years of expertise in fire restoration to every Closter job.

Do You Need Professional Water Damage Restoration after Water Incidence in Your Closter Home?

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

thermal camera SERVPRO uses state of the art moisture detection equipment in your home for thorough drying after a water incident takes place.

SERVPRO’s Water Damage Restoration Can Help Closter Homeowners Deal with the Aftermath of a Water Incidence 

Water damage is one of the most common problems faced by an average homeowner. An unmitigated water issue can quickly turn into a disaster, whether it is due to burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or faulty plumbing. Hiring professional water damage restoration experts at your Closter home is the right thing to do in such a situation.  

SERVPRO's technicians have years of experience providing water damage restoration to Closter homeowners. Our crew is highly trained, IICRC certified, and equipped with advanced equipment to tackle water damage of any proportion. With 24-hour emergency service, SERVPRO professionals are always ready to go. We can start the restoration process within a matter of hours of hearing from you; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

How Can SERVPRO Save Closter Homeowners Money in Water Damage Restoration costs? 

SERVPRO technicians are driven by the fact that restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing. Our water damage restoration experts also work tirelessly to help you lower the insurance claim costs. 

  • SERVPRO’s emergency mitigation services help to minimize the spread of the water damage to unaffected areas of your Closter home. Our restorers work hard to prevent the secondary damage associated with water incidents, such as mold growth. 
  • Our technicians use advanced equipment such as thermal cameras, moisture meters, and thermo-hygrometers to detect hidden moisture. 
  • The advanced drying techniques that we use helps to remove any residual moisture from the structure and contents. We use state-of-the-art dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the affected area as quickly as possible. 

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100. We are available 24 a day, seven days a week, to assist you with any water-related issues in your home. 

SERVPRO in Closter: A Top Mold Removal Company

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

mold can happen out of sight When SERVPRO remediates mold, we always check for hidden growth.

Hiring Professional Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Can Protect Your Closter Home from a Mold Disaster

As a homeowner, you should promptly address mold damage if you don't want the situation to turn into a full-blown disaster. Professional mold removal companies like SERVPRO have the tools, experience, and know-how to protect your Closter home from the effects of mold.   

Mold can spread throughout your home in a very short time, and hiring mold removal companies like SERVPRO of Closter can help prevent it. Our mold specialists adhere to the S520 Mold Remediation Standard laid out by IICRC during the remediation of contaminated buildings in Closter. One of the most important aspects of the remediation process is to limit the spread of the mold spores to the unaffected area of the building. SERVPRO technicians establish a containment barrier equipped with a negative air system to achieve this. 

SERVPRO in Closter for Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal

Trying to get rid of mold without professional help is not a great idea for various reasons. Hiring experienced mold specialists from SERVPRO can benefit you in more ways than one-

  • Professional mold remediation experts can prevent the spread of mold to unaffected areas by engineering containment zones.
  • It is more likely for a specialist with years of experience to find hidden mold damage that you might miss. Hidden spaces like attics, crawlspaces, ventilation ducts can often be inspected using professional equipment.
  • A SERVPRO restorer can help you restore the existing damage and advise you about the ways to prevent mold from returning.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100. Our mold specialists are available round the clock to answer any questions you might have.    

Can SERVPRO Restore Flood Damage to Cresskill Homes after a Storm?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Flood waters by home Flooding is no match for SERVPRO. We are equipped and ready at a moment's notice to restore your home.

Cresskill Homeowners Can Rely on SERVPRO for Fast and Efficient Flood Damage Restoration 

Floodwater accumulating on your property after a storm can be heavily contaminated and must be promptly removed to avoid any secondary damage. SERVPRO technicians are prepared, experienced, and capable of handling any size of flood damage to your Cresskill home.  

The course of action that SERVPRO restorers take after flood damage to your Cresskill home depends on the severity of the contamination in the accumulated water. In most flooding situations, the water is often heavily contaminated, and the SERVPRO professionals need to evacuate the occupants. The technicians that work on the site use protective gear, including a full-face respirator with HEPA filters and a full bodysuit. The next step in flood restoration is to establish containment zones with negative air pressure to limit the spread of the contaminants to the unaffected areas of the building. 

How do SERVPRO Techs Extract Water and Remove Bulk Material During Flood Restoration of Your Cresskill Home? 

Apart from water, SERVPRO techs often need to remove solid waste, debris, and silt from your flooded Cresskill home. The restorers use various equipment, from rakes and shovels to high-capacity trash pumps for this purpose. 

It might be necessary to treat the contaminated water with a disinfectant before pumping it out in some situations. Removing water from basements and crawl spaces can be quite tricky, especially after long exposure to floods. The soil adjacent to the walls and foundations can become saturated with water causing structural integrity issues. SERVPRO techs often extract water from such places in batches to monitor the effect of the water on mortar joints or signs of structural failures in the wall.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 for a fast and efficient water damage restoration service that you can trust.   

Can SERVPRO Help with Water Mitigation in Closter?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged library Water damage and libraries don't mix. Call SERVPRO for the professional help needed for your business.

SERVPRO Provides Water Mitigation Service to Protect Your Commercial Building in Closter

Many of our customers wonder why water mitigation in Closter is so essential. As long as the water is present in your commercial building, it continues to cause damage to any materials that are porous and absorb moisture. These materials are permanently damaged as they absorb moisture and swell. Drywall, particleboard, and wood floors easily absorb moisture and swell if water mitigation is not immediately undertaken. Mold colonies can grow in less than 24 hours.

SERVPRO provides water mitigation service to commercial customers in Closter 24/7 with a response time of fewer than 4 hours. We know how important it is for your business to return to normal operations. We focus our water mitigation efforts on removing water and moisture as quickly as possible before the damage causes extensive damage and keeps your business closed.

We aim to remove water and moisture, dry the premises as well as contents. We deploy our teams and equipment 24 hours a day to capture and remove water and moisture. We can decrease operations downtime significantly if we can implement water removal immediately. As soon as the water is observed, call SERVPRO to avoid prolonged operational outages.

Our services include:

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

Can SERVPRO Provide Emergency Power While Responding to Flood Damage in Cresskill?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

Flood cuts in wall When a storm strikes SERVPRO responds! Call now for all the storm damage restoration needed for your home.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Services for Flood Damage in Cresskill, Including Emergency Power

With the power out and broken windows allowing torrential rain to pour into your home in Cresskill, water can soak your contents in minutes. Colored fabrics can bleed into carpeting that is also soaked, and if the water is not removed quickly, drywall can swell and may also damage hardwood flooring.

SERVPRO responds to flood damage incidents in Cresskill regardless of the situation. We can mobilize all of our equipment and technicians, with the first team members on-site within four hours of your call. Our electrical generators can power pumps, water extractors, and drying equipment to remove the water and humidity before it can do serious damage to your home.

Water and moisture after a storm provide a great incubation environment for mold colonies to take hold and grow. Mold spores can turn into mold colonies in less than 24 hours. Once the power is restored, we transfer the air movers and dehumidifiers to traditional power sources. We can operate the units until everything is dry and humidity levels have returned to normal levels.

Our response to flood damage incidents includes the following services:

  • Mold inspection, remediation, and removal
  • Board up services for broken windows to reduce additional rain from penetrating the home
  • Water removal and damage repairs

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

Can SERVPRO Fire Restoration Crews Remove Smoke Odors in Closter?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage basement Fires may start anywhere in your home. SERVPRO has all the manpower and experience needed for the fire damage restoration for your home.

SERVPRO Provides Smoke and Fire Restoration Service in Closter

Even small fires can be devastating to the homeowner in Closter, and the lingering odors after the fire can last for months unless the home and the contents are thoroughly cleaned and deodorized. Many homeowners will self-clean their homes after a small fire on the stove since there is minor physical damage. However, removing the smoke odors is often more challenging, especially if smoke residue was carried throughout the home.

SERVPRO can help with fires restoration in Closter regardless of the size of the fire and the amount of damage. Our team of fire restoration technicians can assess the damage, develop a plan to restore the damage, and remove the odors that remain after a fire. We use specific cleaning agents that work well on porous and non-porous materials to remove the odor.

Our services include:

  • Complete house fire cleanup
  • Water & Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke residue and odor remediation

All hard, non-porous surfaces are hand washed and rinsed, then toweled dry. Our specialized upholstery cleaning machine washes and rinses most fabrics, although dry cleaning may be used to properly clean fabrics in some cases. Hard non-porous surfaces can be sprayed and wiped. We also use foam cleaning on materials that may be damaged by high moisture levels associated with some cleaning products.

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

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.