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

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

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