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A Trusted Leader in Property Mitigation

7/13/2023 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes and your property has been damaged finding a reliable and experienced restoration company becomes paramount. In times of distress, SERVPRO stands out as a trusted name in the industry, offering exceptional services and expertise to help you navigate through the restoration process.

We are known for our rapid response. SERVPRO understands the urgency of the situation and provides emergency 24/7 service to fire and water damage emergencies. You can reach out to us anytime in order for action to be taken quickly to prevent further potential damages. Our team will help restore your property to its preloss condition in a timely fashion.

SERVPRO employees are highly trained and certified professionals with the experience to back that up. They possess the knowledge and skills to handle a wide range of tasks to tackle any type of property damage scenario. From water extraction to drying techniques to advanced fire damage restoration methods. Our team is equipped with top-of-the-line equipment along with the know-how to mitigate any size property no matter how difficult of a challenge it may be.

The mitigation process is effective and efficient, being able to utilize the proper equipment and tools goes a long way. We use powerful pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers to get rid of any standing water and excess moisture that is in the air, the team has the ability to take on the most challenging restoration projects. SERVPRO delivers high-quality results and will be like it never even happened.

Customer satisfaction is at the core of everything we do, we understand the emotional and financial stress that comes with property damage. Our team strives to provide a personalized experience from the initial service to the final restoration.

Clear Choice for Restoration Services

6/26/2023 (Permalink)

Choosing SERVPRO

When disaster strikes and your property suffers from extensive damage, selecting the right restoration company is crucial. With numerous options available, it’s important to choose a trusted and reliable provider that can effectively restore your property and minimize the stress and disruption caused by the incident. Among the many restoration companies in the market, SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn stands out as the clear choice. In this article, we will go over why customers choose SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn over its competitors.

Experience & Expertise

We boast many years of experience in the restoration industry. The extensive experience that our team has built over the years sets us apart from other restoration services. SERVPRO has a network of over 1,800 franchises across the United States and Canada. Our franchise has encountered and successfully resolved a wide range of restoration challenges. Technicians undergo rigorous training certification programs, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to handle any restoration project effectively.

Fast & Reliable Response

When it comes to water and/or fire losses time is of the essence when it comes to restoration. We understand the urgency of the situation and provide an immediate response to your call. Our dedicated team is available 24/7 for emergency service, ensuring that you receive prompt assistance whenever disaster strikes. With SERVPRO, you can rest assured that help is on the way, minimizing further damage and allowing the restoration process to commence quickly.

Comprehensive Services

We offer a wide range of services, making it a one-stop solution for all your restoration needs. From water damage restoration and mold remediation to fire damage restoration and storm damage cleanup, we have the expertise and resources to handle any type and scale restoration project. Whether it’s a residential property or a commercial establishment, SERVPRO’s comprehensive services ensure that all aspects of the restoration process are addressed properly and effectively.

Advanced Equipment & Techniques

We use state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge mitigation/restoration techniques to deliver superior restoration results. We utilize advanced moisture detection devices, water pumps, industrial-grade dehumidifiers, air movers, and specialized cleaning agents to ensure a thorough and efficient process. By staying at the forefront of technological developments, SERVPRO maximized our services' effectiveness and minimizes the property owner's downtime.

Customer Service

We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction. We understand that dealing with property damage is a stressful experience, and our goal is to alleviate stress by providing exceptional service. The team communicates with customers throughout the restoration, keeping them informed and involved. SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County prioritizes transparency, professionalism, and open lines of communication, ensuring that the customers feel supported and reassured from start to finish.


When it comes to choosing a restoration company, SERVPRO emerges as the clear choice. With our extensive experience, immediate response, comprehensive services, equipment, and commitment to customer satisfaction. When you choose SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn, you can have peace of mind knowing that your property is in capable hands. The restoration process will be executed efficiently, effectively, and with the utmost professionalism.

SERVPRO is the Right Choice for your Restoration Needs

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Water restoration drying equipment High-speed air movers drying the affected area.

Restoration Professionals

Here at SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration for commercial and residential structures. Our team is equipped with the knowledge and tools to complete any restoration tasks. This is because of initial and ongoing training that keeps them up to date, allowing them to apply the best solutions to your property damage issue. Training programs such as the ones provided by the IICRC, our very own employee certification training, initial franchise training, e-learning, continuing education classes, along with building up experience throughout their careers.

Effective Tools & Techniques

As we know technology keeps marching forward and improves each year. Advancements in restoration technology also needs new and updated techniques to match the rapid advancements within our field. This gives us the ability to restore a property back to its preloss conditions quickly without compromising the quality of the work.

  • Moisture detectors/hygrometers are used to help detect moisture saturation.
  • Infrared camera can be used to determine the location of the water for proper removal.
  • Submersible/gas powered pumps may be used to pump out large volumes of water.
  • Truck mounted/ portable extraction units will be used to efficiently remove water.
  • High-speed air movers are used for effective moisture evaporation.
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers keep the air in the affected area dry.

This is only a list of some of the advanced equipment we have at our disposal. In the end, this helps our team provide outstanding results for any of your mitigation/restoration needs. The final result will be “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO® of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

The team works hard to try and be the best and makes sure that they have the proper tools, skills and experience to mitigate and restore your property correctly. We will do whatever it takes to get the job done to your satisfaction and take pay close attention to detail when restoring your home or business.

In any business there will always be companies that lack the skill and experience to get the work done properly. That’s not the case here at SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn, since we provide training to all our technicians and many of them have years of experience under their belt.

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. Each technician takes courses throughout the year to make sure the certification are up to date.

Employee Certification Training

Our company also offers Employee Certification Training that is voluntary, which is a self-paced program designed for SERVPRO franchise employees. These programs are useful towards new hires, so they can get brush up on certain restoration topics if they are unfamiliar with the subject matter.

The entire staff has access and can utilize our web-based training programs. These programs are designed to be ongoing for our employees out in the field and in the office. Each course is then followed by a knowledge test at the end of every module. All of this keep our staff up to speed on the industry standards.

Cleaning, Restoration, Construction.

When it comes down to your restoration needs on your commercial and/or residential property, SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn would be. As you can see from the info provided above our team is highly trained and experienced in the subject. We will assist any client in need and guide them through our entire process. We also provide 24/7 emergency service since a restoration emergency can happen no matter what time it may be. If you every need restoration services we are “Here to Help”. You can give us a call at our number is 201-244-0100.

What Can SERVPRO Do For You?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage in a basement caused by pipe burst and technicians pumping water out of the affected area. . Technicians pumping water out of affected area affected by water damage.

Commercial and home restoration projects can be a massive undertaking. There must be great attention to detail because if something is missed it has the potential to negatively affect the entire project. This is why it's critical property owner should consider having an experienced team to handle their restoration needs to ensure that the work does not need to be redone or cause a setback to prevent any financial and emotional toll. SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen Count, Fair Lawn can be your local restoration hero thanks to our outstanding customer service, employees, and top notch equipment.

Our Commitment to You

Here at SERVPRO we understand the stress and worry that comes with fire and water damage along with the disruption it causes to you, your home, or your business. Our objective is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened". This is key for giving our customers peace of mind during a stressful time, helping to pave the path towards a successful restoration project and positive relationship in the future.  

Experience and Certification

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn has had over a decade in experience through our amazing and loyal employees that have stuck with us through the easy and stressful times. Our employees study IICRC standards and practices in cleaning and restoration. We make it a priority to get out team up-to-date on the latest certification that give them and our company an edge.

  • Water Damage Restoration (IICRC)
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration (IICRC)
  • Applied Structural Drying (IICRC)
  • Odor Control (IICRC)
  • Health & Safety (IICRC)

How to Get in Touch With Our Team

When you have a restoration need. We're located locally and can quickly arrive on site to assist you. We take pride it being part of the Bergen county community and want to do our part making it the best it can be. If you would like to schedule an appointment call us at:

(201) 244-0100

What Methods Work Against Closter Mold Damage?

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Corner of a room covered in a large area of mold damage Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage on your Closter property.

SERVPRO Technicians Handle Closter Mold Infestations Professionally

It is not unusual for Closter homeowners to attempt to handle mold remediation on their own using various DIY methods. This action can work against them by causing improper cleaning methods to become airborne mold spores. Once airborne, the spores can wind up in the ductwork and get distributed throughout the home via the HVAC system or through hitching a ride on shoes and clothing. 

Attempting DIY mold damage remediation is the very situation that is sometimes the catalyst for a Closter mold damage problem. Once these airborne spores encounter damp conditions, they can germinate, grow and spread. A common misconception is spraying bleach and water mixtures on the visible mold to eliminate the problem. Using this method can allow mold behind the scenes to continue to thrive, but the bleach can also damage surfaces. SERVPRO IICRC Certified technicians can handle mold remediation in homes safely, including colony growth located in areas such as:

  • Behind walls or ceilings
  • Under floorboards and wallpaper
  • Around leaks or damaged exterior areas 

Inspection, Repair is Better Than DIY Mold Remediation

One of the best ways to avoid mold damage in a property is to inspect it regularly. Homeowners should look up at ceilings and look for wet spots on walls. A slow leak has the potential to lead to a large-scale mold damage issue that will continue to worsen until it is repaired. Sources of moisture or humidity can invite germination in naturally present mold spores that would otherwise float harmlessly throughout the home. Frequently handled areas within properties where mold damage is typical include: 

  • Air conditioning units
  • Crawl spaces, attics, or basements
  • Bathrooms around fixtures and showers
  • Kitchens and appliances

Additions to Fight Against Mold Damage and Win

Besides looking over the home regularly and being alert for visible changes, homeowners can benefit from monitoring systems. Water monitoring can alert homeowners to leaks within the plumbing. Via a cellphone, pinpoint the likely location within the home for a fast fix before much water or mold damage occurs. Most of these systems fit seamlessly into existing eco-systems with other environmental monitoring ranging from fire alerts to air quality and intrusion.   

Interior Humidity Levels Should Be Under 50%

The dehumidification unit on the home HVAC unit should be cleaned and maintained along with the rest of the system yearly. This enables the home's humidity levels to be held at levels that are not sustainable for mold growth. In the event of an unseen slow leak, the capture of humid air can assist in minimizing the amount of mold damage, if any, that happens before the repairs occur. Exhaust fans should be checked yearly to ensure that nothing is blocking the exit. Unfortunately, birds are notorious for making nests in the outtake pipes, which can block the flow of humid air and eventually lead to mold remediation. While mold spores can germinate as rapidly as 24 hours after a water damage event in a home, the lower humidity levels can assist in slowing this process down and tipping the scales in the homeowner's favor against dealing with mold damage situations. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 brings professional mold damage remediation services to the local Closter area. The IICRC-trained and certified technicians can handle any type or size of mold colony infestation.

How About Mold Cleanup for My Home?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Plastic Sheets Held by Tape 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 are 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 the 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 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 are 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 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 a Mold Remediation Technician Necessary for Mold Damage in Closter?

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO job-site Mold remediation is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

Call a Mold Restoration Company as Soon as Mold Appears

Mold spores in your Closter home may grow and spread without you realizing it. Mold grows indoors and outdoors, whether there is light or not, but some environments are more suitable than others. Furthermore, complete mold removal is not a realistic expectation, but controlling its spread is not only possible but important to prevent the potential adverse health effects it may have. Keeping mold at a reasonable level is the ultimate goal.

In Closter, mold damage to help keep mold growth at bay is possible with the help of SERVPRO’s mold remediation team. Our staff is ready with the proper cleaning solutions and equipment to control the sources of moisture and the excessive mold growth happening in your home. If you are wondering when it is the right time to enlist the help of our SERVPRO staff, you only need to look at the telltale signs of mold presence:

  • Existence of leaks or flooding now or in the recent past- if there has been a change in moisture levels in your house, mold may suddenly spread faster.
  • Presence of a musty odor- if your home suddenly smells different, conduct a thorough inspection and give us a call so we can also take a look using our advanced technology.
  • Visible signs of mold- if you see mold or discoloration in your ceilings or walls, it is time to call us and let us give you our expert opinion.

Let SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County help you when mold multiplies in your home. When you call us at (201) 244-0100, we become your greatest ally in keeping your home in top shape, looking and feeling “Like it never even happened.”

Why Trust SERVPRO for Fire Restoration of Cresskill Properties?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with soot and debris everywhere Smoke and soot residues can quickly damage the contents and the structure of your home. Contact our certified technicians right away for restoration.

Fast service makes SERVPRO the first choice for fire restoration in Cresskill

SERVPRO techs understand that time is of the essence when dealing with the smoke and soot residue during fire restoration of your Cresskill home. The longer the residues stay on the walls and ceilings, the more damage they can cause. The situation gets even trickier when wallcoverings like wallpapers are present. 

SERVPRO’s level of success cleaning wallcoverings during fire restoration of your Cresskill home depends on several factors-  

  • Whether the coverings are porous or non-porous
  • Is the material resistant to heat and smoke?
  • How is the material affected by the various cleaning products?  

SERVPRO techs consider all these factors before they devise a plan to clean the smoke and soot from your fire-damaged home. 

Types of wallcoverings SERVPRO techs encounter during house fire cleanup in Cresskill. 

SERVPRO restorers typically encounter the following basic kinds of wallcoverings in Cresskill homes-

  • Paper wallpaper: These are porous and can absorb water-based cleaning products. Hence, dry cleaning with a sponge is the only option available. 
  • Vinyl wallpapers: As vinyl is non-porous, SERVPRO techs use water-based cleaning products. However, some solvents might damage the vinyl, so a pre-test is often required. 
  • Foil wallpaper: These are non-porous; however, acidic cleaning products might affect the metallic finish. SERVPRO techs use water-based basic cleaning solutions to clean foil wallpapers. 
  • Grasscloth: Made from dried natural fibers like flax and hemp, these are porous and are only dry cleaned with a sponge. 

What precautions do SERVPRO techs take while cleaning?

SERVPRO techs exercise necessary caution while cleaning wallcoverings. We always ensure to pre-test the surfaces to avoid causing additional damage due to cleaning solutions.  

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

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.

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.

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."

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.    

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. 

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.

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Why Is Inventory a Key Part of Cresskill Water Mitigation?

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians packing up boxes SERVPRO technicians know all the steps to take after water damage strikes in your home.

SERVPRO Helps Cresskill Residents With Water Mitigation and More

Cresskill is a borough of just over 8,000 people located in New Jersey. The area got its unusual name from the wild watercress that grew abundantly there before the area became more urban and from the stream that runs through it. “Kill” is an old name for a stream, strait, inlet, or other small body of water. Cresskill grew quickly thanks to it being so convenient for New York, and the appearance of a railway there increased its growth and popularity.

Cresskill is an excellent base for exploring New Jersey and New York. It is near to such famous sites as Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, but it is also close to plenty of state parks and hiking areas.

Enjoy Good Hiking and Good Food Near Cresskill

Cresskill offers access to plenty of lovely natural areas, including:

  • The Tenafly Nature Center offers 400 acres of woodland to explore. The center is entirely member-supported and exists to educate the next generation on the importance of living in harmony with nature. The walks are clearly signposted, and you can pass a happy afternoon strolling beside the brook and ponds.
  • Demarest Nature Center offers walks that can last for a couple of hours, or just five minutes, which means you will always find something to suit you. There are well-marked trails along with heavily wooded and marshy areas where you can see plenty of wildlife.
  • Closter Nature Center is a hidden gem! You can explore most of the site in under an hour, and yet you will feel like you are miles away from civilization. A great place to birdwatch or enjoy the antics of the many squirrels and chipmunks who live there.

If all that walking works up an appetite, do not worry. Cresskill has plenty of eateries to refresh you. Some popular choices include:

  • Samdan Restaurant offers authentic Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine in a friendly atmosphere with very reasonable prices. Be sure to check out their set menus for a delicious meal on a budget.
  • Umeya offers fresh sushi made to authentic recipes. You can order takeout or eat in. If you are eating in, sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs at work for the ultimate experience. If you are ordering takeout, do so in advance, as they get swamped.
  • Jack’s Lobster Shack is a family-run establishment that serves only the freshest lobster and seafood. They also offer delicious fries and slaw.

Do You Need Inventory During Water Mitigation?

One of the first things you will need to do after water damage is to call your insurance company. And one of the first things your insurance company will do is ask you for an inventory and evidence of losses.

SERVPRO understands that creating an inventory is stressful. We also know that a thorough inventory is key to liaising with your insurance company. That is why we include an inventory service as part of water mitigation. We can:

  • Provide a detailed estimate of what has been lost and what must be replaced.
  • Pretest all items to determine if we can salvage them or not.
  • Give you an electronic spreadsheet with a full loss inventory.

For help with post-water mitigation inventory, call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

The Superior Training of SERVPRO Mold Damage Technicians in Cresskill

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold" Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage on your property.

Mold Remediation in Cresskill Means Following the Protocols

Picking SERVPRO to handle your mold damage situation is easy when you consider the impressive array of certifications and training that our technicians boast. We go above and beyond official standards to make sure that our team receives training for any incident.Handling mold damage in Cresskill takes more than a bit of handiwork and chemicals. With many different fungi species present in most American homes, it can be tricky to find and apply the appropriate treatments for a situation. Our technicians train full-time for weeks to learn everything from the science behind mold growth to the differences in treatment methods. Their trainings include:

  • Full IICRC certification--Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • Detailed web-based training suites
  • Real-life simulations to test learned skills

Once fully certified AMRT applied microbial restoration, these technicians work with a veteran employee to learn on the job and develop an adaptable skill set. Every SERVPRO mold remediation team includes at least one experienced technician to oversee the project and correct potential mistakes. As a result, the speed and efficacy of our crews is unmatched.

Stop mold from taking over your home by calling SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

Dedicated Local Service Helps Deliver Convenient Water Mitigation Services in Closter

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

sign for Closter Closter is a lovely historic hub in the Northern Valley--But for water damage--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Advanced Resources that Simplify Water Mitigation in Closter Properties

Closter sits in what used to be the homeland of the Lenape people. They used to fish the rivers and streams, hunted in the woods, and tilled the land for their daily food needs. The Lenape were also known as the Delaware people or Lenni Lenape. They inhabited most of the northeastern United States and some parts of Canada. The territory they occupied was collectively known as Lenapehoking.

The expanding European colonies and inter-tribal fighting among the indigenous people pushed the Lenape from their homelands in the 18th century. The Dutch were the first settlers to occupy the area and christened it New Netherlands before the English took over. The name Closter is thought to have originated from the Dutch word Klooster which translates to a monastery or a quiet place. In addition to the name, there are other remnants of the Dutch influence in the borough, including some of the buildings they constructed, which appear in the national register of historic places:

  • Tallman-Vanderbeck House located on the Piedmont road. It was constructed in 1778
  • Abram Demaree House located on Schraalenburgh and old hooks road
  • William De Clark House built in 1776

Although there are several old homes, there are no museums in the area apart from the Belskie Museum of Art and Science, which is relatively recent. It was set up in 1993 by the Closter Lions Club then donated to the borough. Initially, it was set up to showcase Abram Belskie, a resident of the area who was also a medical illustrator and Sculptor. Belskie was famous for the Birth Series sculpture artworks in 1939, which he collaborated with Dr. Robert Dickinson to create. Some of his creations were exhibited at the 1939 World Fair. Another popular set of works was the Norman and Norma sculptures, which represented the statistically ideal male and female body figures. He created them using data collected over time by Dickinson. The museum also exhibits works from emerging artists in the Northern New Jersey area. Visitors get free admission to explore the different pieces exhibited there.

A Nice Quiet Town

The area lives up to its name as a nice quiet place since there are numerous green spaces in this area as well as several modern amenities like retail outlets, schools, wellness centers, and even a miniature golf course, which is no surprise since New Jersey is one of the top recognized locations for mini-golf. Some of the top-rated parks in the area include:

  • Schauble Park was named after Kenneth W. Schauble, a marine from Bergen County who served in Vietnam and was killed-in-action on July 6, 1969. The park located on top of a hill has various amenities, including a jogging and walking track encircling the entire park and a skinned softball field. In the woods section, there is also a small BMX course.
  • Ruckman Park Renaissance is an excellent place for kids to play. There is an open grass field as well as swings and slides. The park is surrounded by a patch of dense woods, making it a great place to hang out or have a picnic.
  • Closter Nature Center is a unique oasis in the middle of suburban New Jersey. It comprises 136 acres of brooks, ponds, meadows, and forests that visitors can explore. The park offers educational tours and lectures for individuals, groups, and schools.

Shopping Amenities in Closter

Although it is relatively small at only 8.5 km², there are sufficient amenities, especially for general or specialized shopping needs. Some of the notable establishments include:

  • Target retail chain for general home goods, electronics, and clothing. It is conveniently located on Vervalen Street. The store was established in early 2016 as one of the first "flexible format" locations in the New Jersey area.
  • Whole Foods Market for groceries and houseware. The store focuses on organic and natural grocery items. It has many positive reviews for offering fair prices, especially for cooked foods. Amazon Prime members can also place orders online and collect the items as curbside pick-up.
  • Northern Valley Sports Academy (NVSA), a specialty sporting goods chain offering athletic apparel and footwear. It also stocks fitness equipment and outdoor gear. In addition to selling products, the facility also offers lessons, clinics, summer camps, and rental spaces for events.
  • The Metropolitan Farm, a unique establishment that is also the oldest working farm in New Jersey. It is a one-stop-shop for gardening needs because it sells fresh farm products, shrubs, perennials, ornamental trees, and even pottery.

Which Water Mitigation Services Does SERVPRO offer in Closter?

Although water is a great utility that serves different purposes in homes, it also readily damages materials when they are exposed unintentionally. Such water exposure can happen when pipes burst, releasing significant amounts of water within a short time or small leaks hidden over long periods. Regardless of the mode of leakage, finding the right solution to mitigate the damage is essential to restore the Closter property to its preloss state.

When there is a water intrusion incident, removing any stagnant water and drying affected materials are the two crucial processes to halt the deterioration of materials through staining, mold development or warping, and other physical changes in wooden materials. Completing the removal at the right speed is also essential since hasty removal can cause damages such as cracking or transfer of moisture if the removal is done too fast. SERVPRO provides all the resources necessary for a properly managed removal process.

  • We use various types of dehumidifiers to regulate the amount of moisture in the air before starting water extraction or during the drying phase
  • We use water extractors with sufficient vacuum lift or specialized capabilities to extract water below surfaces such as tiled floors
  • We use air movers to expedite the evaporation of water from wet materials

Our IICRC certified water restoration technicians also perform various calculations to determine the correct ratio of extraction and drying devices to complete the job within an appropriate timeline.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County offers water mitigation services in Closter. Call us at (201) 244-0100 for immediate assistance.

Christmas Shopping For Children at the Kids Market Near Closter.

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

pinpoint on a map saying "scavenger hunt" It will be exciting to see the community at the Westfield Garden State Plaza for the scavenger hunt!

The Unique Holiday Market for Closter Families Starts on the 7th of December at Westfield Garden State Plaza.

This year Westfield is providing a supervised shopping experience for children between the ages of 5 and 12. The adventures run for 30 to 40 minutes to teach children about managing budgets, creating shopping lists, and exploring a large indoor environment like Westfield's plaza to do their Christmas shopping. The tickets start at just $5, including two socially-distanced, live puppet shows and a scavenger hunt. Kids are given clipboards, shopping lists, and pencils to provide a real-experience of Christmas shopping and gift-giving. A strong focus on individual and independent play is present during the holiday shopping market. 

  • Tickets are registered on a timeslot basis and can be booked through Eventbrite. 
  • The kids market is separate from the central mall on level two of the plaza. Guardians and children receive matching wrist bands.
  • Parents can observe the shopping experience from the sidelines of the kid's market, but it is encouraged to explore and shop by themselves for the full experience.

The presence of damp spots in your home can lead to the rapid proliferation of mold spores. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

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.

Flood Damage Has Ruined My Closter Home – Can It Be Salvaged?

7/18/2020 (Permalink)

iving room flooded with floating chair Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 for quality flood damage service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO’s Team of Technicians Provide Professional Emergency Water Mitigation That Restores Your Closter Home and Helps You Get Back to Normal

Seasonal weather brings storms and flooding that cause severe damage to Closter residences. Our technicians are available 24/7 to undo the havoc caused by heavy rains.

What kind of training do your technicians undergo?

To provide the proper techniques in treating flood damage in Closter homes, our technicians undergo intense training. They can assess a situation and put into action a water mitigation plan quickly. You can trust our Green Team to have accomplished the following:

    •    Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – Cleaning and restoration industries follow the standards set by this certification. Our techs learn how to best deal with everything, from general water and fire restoration to mold remediation.
    •    Employee Certification Training – Technicians learn in-depth ways to deal with water restoration, carpet cleaning, and upholstery cleaning.
    •    Initial Franchise Training – Hands-on training that provides the needed experience to tackle the restoration customers need.
    •    Continuing Education & E-Learning – Ongoing training keeps the staff up to date on cutting-edge technology and new cleaning and restoration methods.

Giving You Back Your Home with Advanced Technology

After something as devastating as a flood, you want your life back. SERVPRO is committed to restoring your residence, enabling you to get back to work, family, and everyday life. We use advanced technology to mitigate the flood damage and clean all areas affected, even the areas you can’t see. These include:
    •    Moisture Detection & Measurement Equipment – Infrared cameras, hygrometers, and more provide information that determines where water is and how much saturation there is.
    •    Powerful Water Extraction Equipment – Both truck-mounted and portable pumps are employed. Our pumps can be gas-powered or submersible.
    •    Drying Equipment - Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull moisture out of the air, and heavy-duty air movers help everything try faster.
    •    Deodorizing Techniques – removes the smells that occur with water damage.
    •    Sanitizing Agents – making sure everything is as clean and decontaminated as possible.

We know catastrophes do not take vacations, and neither do we. We are available around the clock, including holidays.

Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 for quality flood damage service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Closter, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County today at (201) 244-0100 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Is There A Way To Save Hardwood Floors From Water Damage Without Demolition in Closter?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking and flooded on wood parquet floor SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County can help save your beloved hardwood floor.

Your Local SERVPRO can Help by Using Sophisticated Equipment to Reverse Water Damage in Your Closter Home

Hardwood flooring is deemed a great choice considering the visual appeal it gives to property and its durability. Unlike other options such as carpets, or laminate, it can last a lifetime. Unless something unexpected, such as water damage happens.

Why are hardwood floors vulnerable to moisture?
Looks can be deceiving is perhaps the best way to describe water damage in Closter homes if it affects hardwood floors. The surface of the floor may appear dry while water penetrates from the bottom or sides of the planks. Wood also has a high affinity for water – even high humidity levels in the air can lead to damages. With help from a professional team like SERVPRO, it is possible to reverse the effects of water exposure.

What solutions are available for drying?
    •    Use of drying mats to extract water vapor
    •    Using drying chambers to manage the drying process
    •    Dehumidifying

In cases where the water spills are discovered in time, our SERVPRO technicians use drying mats to remove the water before it causes extensive damages.

Are there unique steps necessary when using drying mats?
Although the mats are highly effective, improper use can affect the outcome. Essential steps when setting up the mats include:
    •    Placing the long edges of the mats perpendicular to the floorboards
    •    Spacing the mats with even spaces between them and the walls
    •    Using an extractor with sufficient lift capacity

Our technicians also test the vacuum seal during extraction by lifting the edges of the drying mats to ensure they are airtight. In case the floor finish is uneven, we tape the mat edges to secure them. Depending on the level of exposure, we can also set up a drying chamber by taping a plastic sheet over the floor, then using air movers to circulate dry air over the area.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County can help save your beloved hardwood floor. Call us at (201) 244-0100 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Flood Damage Restoration In Your Cresskill Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home Floodwaters are severe and potentially dangerous to both yourself and your home.

Using Staging Areas to Increase Efficiency of Flood Damage Restoration in your Cresskill Home

Flood situations can be particularly traumatic for a homeowner because they can involve displacement of contents and significant structural damages. There is also a requirement of quick, mitigating actions to make sure your property does not sustain permanent harm. But there is more to flood restoration than equipment. Our team focuses intently on the organization from start to finish to increase the efficiency of our services and reduce permanent losses. The speed of service begins with our twenty-four-hour emergency call line.

While flood damage in your Cresskill home may be a traumatic event taking time to set up correctly can make a massive difference to the turnaround of a restoration. SERVPRO technicians set-up staging areas on-site to reduce the amount of time traveling between site and truck. Ideally, we set up staging areas close to a water supply, which allows us to mix chemical cleaners quickly and easily. Tools, as well as portable power supplies, can also be set up in a staging area.

SERVPRO technicians communicate with you from start to finish. Once permission to set up a staging area is given, we can begin to run an organized, efficient cleanup. We can protect the area by placing plastic sheeting on floors or against walls. When entering wet rooms, this can reduce the chances of spreading moisture or soiling to an unaffected area of the home. SERVPRO may need to assess contamination levels of any floodwaters in the home to prepare appropriate safeguards. Category three contamination levels may require you to temporarily evacuate the building while we deal with human pathogens or other harmful materials.

Category three contamination may include raw sewage, bloodborne pathogens as well as herbicides and pesticides. These contaminants can quickly spread with foot traffic or by moving equipment from one room to the next. To make sure of limiting damage, our crew chiefs must set up a decontamination chamber to allow safe entry and exit of the affected area. Decontamination chambers are generally set-up using polyethylene plastics and tension poles to erect the containment chamber. These precautions can be vital in limiting the losses of a flood in your home.

Floodwaters are severe and potentially dangerous to both yourself and your home. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

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Stuck? Try These Tips to Streamline Your Flood Damage Remediation Services in Closter

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

floating leather armchair Flooding can affect your cloth and leather furniture. Make sure that your remediation experts specialize in restoring different materials.

Renovating Leather Upholstery of your Closter Home in a Flood Damage Situation

Flooding emergencies can be among the most devastating types of property damage a homeowner encounters. Large bodies of water entering an indoor environment can immediately degrade and impact furnishings. This degradation is particularly pronounced in situations where rain comes from an outside source such as flash flooding or nearby road overflow. The severest areas of harm may be your possessions and particularly furnishings or upholstery. Typically, these items can be tough to remove from the affected area as they are naturally bulky and becomes more burdensome as they take on more moisture. 

Our restoration services encompass contents that may suffer flood damage in your Closter home. As a specialist in the renovation of materials, we can counteract the ill effects of floodwaters on upholstery and leather furnishings. Leather items can suffer badly with an introduction to water and can dry out, crack, or even have further color distortion during the restoration procedure. We provide qualified leather cleaning technicians (LCT) at SERVPRO, who can help to return your sofas and seating to its preloss condition. 

Leather can be at a high risk of permanent damage both when coming into contact with water and during the drying or cleaning procedure. During the drying procedure for contents leather that drops below its standard moisture content can become cracked. Equally, cleaning methods can scratch or discolor the finish. SERVPRO uses moisture sensors to gain real-time knowledge of moisture content and use sensitive cleaning materials to prevent discoloration. 

Sometimes leather upholstery may not restore to its exact color. At SERVPRO, we use leather butter to refinish the surface texture of leather and cover over any cracks. Sometimes refinishing leather may change the color hue. To combat this discoloration, LCT workers apply leather butter across the entire upholstery to ensure that colors remain uniform. Providing that we arrive while surface textures are still wet, there is a strong chance that we can restore your leather upholstery to a preloss condition. 

For a restoration team specializing in upholstery renovation, contact SERVPRO of North East Bergen County at (201) 244-0100.

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Trouble with Flooding in Closter? Don't Fret! Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Services

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

deep water flooded basement SERVPRO's Advanced Pumps and Equipment Mitigate Flood Damage to Closter Properties

Skill and Experience Help Expedite Flood Removal from Affected Closter Homes

Removal of floodwater may seem like straightforward physical work, but in practice, it takes skills and even experience to run the process smoothly, especially if you want fast results. Apart from water extraction in Closter, other steps like moisture management and decontamination are crucial in the restoration of the home to its preloss state, thus the need for a skilled team.

Choosing the Right Pump

The immediate goal in flood removal from affected Closter homes is the extraction of all standing water. The process requires a pump with sufficient strength, usually measured in lift and volume capacity. Floodwaters are also likely to be contaminated with solid materials reducing the efficiency of ordinary pumps. From the experiences our SERVPRO teams have had restoring flooded properties, we have different types of equipment, including self-priming trash pumps to remove water filled with solids where the suction lift is less than 25' and the discharge head is less than 100'. We also have submersible ones for efficient removal of standing water deeper than 2 inches.

Safe Demolition of the Structure

The structure can inhibit flood removal in different ways, especially if the water reaches concealed areas. The skillful teardown of the damaged areas helps ease the removal process without creating unnecessary expenses. Our SERVPRO technicians can safely remove materials such as carpet and pad, laminate, vinyl, and tiles from the floor to ease the removal process. We also open up assemblies such as stairs, walls, voids, and built-ins to expedite water removal, decontamination, and drying.

Effective Decontamination

Flooding leaves properties contaminated with biohazards and chemicals collected by the groundwater as it flows. Decontamination of the property is therefore essential for preloss restoration, and it involves different segments, including removing porous materials and using chemical agents to disinfect the soiled areas. The process can be tricky, especially when using chemical agents to remove contaminants because some require optimum conditions to work. For example, the use of Phenolics to clean the loss site can only be feasible if the pH levels are maintained at around 6 to 7, and the cleaning agent is not mixed with nonionic or cationic detergents. Experience, therefore, helps in choosing the right agents.

Flood removal is straightforward when handled by experienced professionals. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County to help.  You can reach us at  (201) 244-0100. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our Professionals Are Ready To Remove Your Cresskill Home Flood Damage

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Several of our air movers and dehumidifiers set out on this carpet after a flood We used several air movers as well as several dehumidifiers after a flood in this home. We have the latest technology and equipment ready 24/7.

Why SERVPRO Makes the Difference After Flood Damage in Cresskill

Tenakill Brook can overflow its banks or persistent, and torrential rains can saturate the ground surrounding your Cresskill home. Storm water flows into streets because of overtaxed sewage systems and poorly maintained gutter and downspouts configurations dump water near your foundation. Flooding is a problem because of these and other causes, and your need for immediate relief is why SERVPRO has crews available 24/7.

Category 3 Water Needs Specialized Handling

Although rainwater starts as clean, Category 1 water, overland flood damage in Cresskill transforms it to Category 3. It is impossible to tell what contaminants the fluids pick up as they move across the ground and combined with other sources, eventually seep into your house. Keeping your family safe from pathogens and building materials free from corrosive chemicals is why our team contains and disposes of floodwaters as hazardous waste. Homeowners cannot keep current with local regulations, but we make it our business to do so.

What Happened to Categorization by Color?

Sometimes customers ask why SERVPRO does not consistently use the traditional three-color categorization after a water loss. Clean, Gray, and Black waters are the equivalents to Categories 1, 2, and 3. The number system emphasizes the type of contaminants rather than the look of the water. Dangerously contaminated water does not always look black. We strive for accuracy when assessing water contamination for your family’s health and safety.

Personal Protective Equipment and Contamination Training Required

If you are used to managing household emergencies on your own, involving our professional crews might seem like an overreaction. Quite to the contrary, failing to appreciate the hazards of human and animal waste, chemicals, and fungi or other pathogens can put you in harm's way. Viruses and bacteria can make people sick. Chemicals can create an indoor environment that can cause irritation and allergic reactions in people and pets. The reactions chemicals can have with building materials can weaken and destabilize your structure, why SERVPRO expertise is needed after flood damage strikes.

One look at your family’s worried faces provides support for why SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County should lead your post-flood damage. Engage our professional services, assured we arrive within hours by calling (201) 244-0100.

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Basements, Water Extraction in Cresskill, and SERVPRO Doing It Right!

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon Picture of a House with a Cracked Foundation SERVPRO protects foundations during water extraction from Cresskill basements.

Why SERVPRO Stops the Pumps when Performing Water Removal Work in Cresskill

The processes involved in restoring a Cresskill home after a disaster occurs can require the use of all types of equipment. From small brushes to our large pump truck, we use many different tools and machines to mitigate damage and remediate a customer's property. Extensive training teaches our employees how to use each item properly, which maintains high efficiency and significantly decreases the occurrence of accidents.

Minimizing preventable destruction from affecting a home in Cresskill while performing water removal activities also takes patience. For example, possible cracking of the foundation walls is why SERVPRO regularly stops the pump while extracting water from a basement. If the pressure from saturated soil outside the house pushes inward on the basement walls and the level of the water inside no longer has an equal amount of force pushing outward, cracks can form. Changes in the wall's stability must take place gradually. We work to balance the hydrostatic interior and exterior water pressure slowly.

While we know the customer wants water removed from their property as rapidly as we can get it done, we understand that periodic checks where we look for the smallest fractures can save our customers thousands of dollars later in both waterproofing or structural repair costs. We can, if necessary, use cement patching to close fissures.

Checking for cracks does not take a long time, but it is crucial to protecting our customer's property. Cracked basement walls can lead to different problems later, long after we have finished the initial water removal job and packed up our gear. While to some, it might seem like we are 'playing around' with the pump truck's controls, this activity helps us prevent severe damage from developing inside your home.

Cracks rarely stay the same size and condition, gradually worsening in both depth and length. The weakening of the foundation can cause shifting of the house's frame above ground. In turn, this shifting can show up as uneven floors, moldings that continually pop off, cracks in drywall seams and plaster walls and ceilings, and problems with windows and doors.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County relies on teamwork to prevent damaging cracks in basement walls, as well as many other kinds of harm from happening to your property. Water removal tasks require we work together and with you, the customer, to dry out your home and make things “Like it never even happened” again. We provide these and many other restoration services to residents in Closter and Dumont, as well as those around Harrington Park. Call us at (201) 244-0100 for round-the-clock, year-round services.

Closter Property Owners Team Up with SERVPRO for Professional House Damage Restoration Services

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO Give You a Hand to Protect and Restore Your Home in Closter

Intelligence, Training, and Experience Are Why SERVPRO Delivers Closter Residents High-Quality Results Fast

Investment in a dedicated team of smart, hard-working managers and technicians pays off for Closter homeowners coping with the effects of water, fire, mold, and storm disasters. Decades of combined experience in the mitigation, remediation, and restoration business combined with an inventory of state-of-the-art, commercial-grade equipment equals top-notch solutions to even large and complicated residential damage scenarios. Our services are available 24/7, year-round because real life emergencies respect neither your agenda nor timeline.

Water Damage
Living in an area of the country that enjoys the change of the seasons has an impact on our experience with different types of water damage. Closter homes can suffer from the effects of ice dams, water damage common in upper levels of homes with infrequently maintained or damaged gutters and downspouts and inadequate insulation. When temperatures fall below freezing any water in a clogged gutter expands as it turns to ice. This “ice dam” can lift shingles and flashings, allowing water to invade during melting cycles, including when warm interior air exits near the ice.

If you notice a musty smell or staining when you climb to the attic to store seasonal items do not ignore the signs. Managing the problem is easier when it is still minor. Left to its own devices, the water damage can invade living spaces eventually. We have strategies and the equipment to remove any liquid water and dry out building materials that absorbed the moisture over the long winter.

Preventing future water damage requires steps to be taken in the summer and fall to limit the creation of ice dams in the next winter. Cleaning and repairing or replacing gutters avoid the pooling of water, and installation of additional insulation helps. Fixing damaged roofing components is essential, as is sealing joints where warm air flow increases the possibility of activating a freezing and melting cycle. Our full menu of restoration and rebuilding services is why SERVPRO is the company to solve this otherwise recurring problem.

Fire Damage
If a summer holiday barbeque goes wrong in Closter, fire damage can spread from the outdoor grilling area to the inside. Severe harm to the interior of your home occurs in the blink of an eye if a doorway admits the fire and a chimney-effect pulls the blaze into upper levels. Even if your quick thinking avoids such an intense reaction, a patio fire can send smoke and soot into your house, requiring professional mitigation and remediation.

When we arrive, an assessment helps us plan our interventions. Our service vehicles carry a broad inventory of equipment, products, and other supplies, so we are ready to put any plan into motion. The managers and members of our crews are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification IICRC)-trained, and we use that knowledge base together with our experience to perform all tasks to meet or exceed the restoration industry’s best practices. Our proficiency in all areas is why SERVPRO can show a successful outcome under all circumstances.
Water and soot removal proceed quickly, both substances incredibly corrosive, exposing your home to the risk of progressive deterioration if not eliminated. If smoke invaded, we might employ air scrubbing equipment to improve air quality and help with odor management. We have a wide range of odor elimination strategies available, and we find the ones that work because lingering smells are unacceptable. If your dwelling needs rebuilding inside or out, we have the appropriate licenses to complete those tasks, limiting the contractors you must line up to take care of the problems.

Mold Remediation
Homeowners in Closter struggle with mold damage most frequently when water damage is incompletely abated, or high humidity levels persist indoors. Other causes of mold growth activity include lack or non-use of exhaust fans or venting in steamy settings like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Wet laundry piles, plumbing leaks, and even AC units with clogged drains that drip can provide the moisture needed for mold growth.

Mold damage can be challenging to get under control using ordinary cleaning methods, which is why SERVPRO uses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols for mold remediation. Soap and water provide two of things mold needs to thrive -- moisture and an organic food source. Best practices contain the moldy space with physical barriers and air scrubbing equipment. Then the mold growth is mechanically removed with brushes, scrapers, or abrasives like soda blasting. We vacuum up debris and bag the moldy material for appropriate disposal under local regulations.  

EPA-registered antimicrobials treat affected surfaces to inhibit regrowth, and disinfectant enhanced coating seals areas for final refinishing. Mold remediation is not complete until we develop a plan with you that pinpoints and eliminates sources of excess moisture. Vigilance in cleaning up water and maintaining humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent greatly minimize the potential for mold damage.  

Storm Damage
Residents of Closter are no strangers to intense storm activity, with the memory of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 still fresh every summer and fall. Thunderstorms need not rise to the level of a named system to cause considerable harm to your home and its contents. Lightning strikes can expose your house to the risk of fire, and heavy rain and winds invite vast quantities of potentially contaminated flood waters into the lower levels through holes ripped open by flying debris and seepage when the ground becomes saturated.

The skills and equipment we bring during the aftermath of summer storm damage in Cloister are why SERVPRO is the restoration company you rely on and recommend. Our IICRC-trained crews quickly take charge, securing your property with tarps and boards during the mitigation and remediation phases. We assess the interior for damage, packing-out the contents using our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to clear space and allow evaluation and remediation of your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions at our production facility.
We accomplish flood water removal of more than two inches with submersible pumps, switching to wanded extractors as the level lowers. If your electricity is out the evacuation of the flooding proceeds as our pumps are gas powered and extractors use truck mounts and generators. Flood water generally needs containment and disposal as hazardous waste. Our team is familiar with local rules. Cleaning and disinfection with EPA-registered products precede the final structural drying, and then we move on to any repair and rebuilding needed.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County offers mitigation, remediation, and restoration services for water, fire, mold, and storm damage. Our phone at (201) 244-0100 connects you with our talented team 24/7.

We’re The Experts To Turn To If Your Closter Home Experiences A Water Damage Issue

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Contact us at (201) 244-0100 for an evaluation.

Why SERVPRO Is An Industry Leader In Closter Water Damage Recovery

It’s often the minute things that lead to the most significant water loss challenges in Closter. Life gets busy, making it hard to notice leaks or cracks in plumbing when hundreds of feet of it run behind walls and under floors. The housing stock in our town varies from brand new to historic, with roots before the Revolutionary War. Aging plumbing can be a headache, which is why we offer 24/7 water disaster services.

If your home in Closter shows signs of water damage depend on our fast response and well-equipped work crews who deliver result meeting or exceeding the restoration industry’s best practices. Our technicians hold multiple certifications in water damage and structural drying from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We come to your home prepared in every way to give you superior water loss recovery results, proving why we should be on your speed dial.

We approach every project with a restoration frame of mind. Especially if your home holds memories and contains treasures, we pledge to handle your water damage challenges quickly and discreetly. We arrive with an experienced project manager, ready to assess the scenario and plot out a plan. Our vehicles are stocked with water removal and drying equipment, why SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

The water source is shut off, and the crew gets to work, removing the water. We use advanced technology to scan for hidden water and measure the moisture content in nearby structural components. Our team possesses strategies to release the water trapped behind walls and under floors, why SERVPRO can stress remediation instead of large scale demolition and repair. Negative air pressure machines sealed on walls or topping floors suction water from several layers to prevent distortion of wood and disintegration of drywall or lath and plaster.

Once the standing water is gone, the team transitions to structural drying. Using IICRC recommended methods, our crew positions air movers and heaters to force water out of building materials and into the air as a vapor to be captured by our dehumidifiers. The need to achieve a proper balance of air movement, temperature, and humidity is why SERVPRO stresses mastery of Applied Structural Drying (ASD) principles.

Training and commitment to best practices are why SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County is the only call you need to make when water damage your home. Contact us at (201) 244-0100 for an evaluation.

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Why Home Maintenance Is Important

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Your home is likely the most expensive thing you own in your lifetime. That is why it is so important to take the time to protect it. There are things in your home that need some care to ensure they last otherwise when they fail you can watch your insurance skyrocket.

Many times, we see home damages that occur by sources that could have been easily prevented.

Just to mention a few:

  • Not cleaning out your gutters can cause water to back up under your roof shingles.
  • Not cleaning your chimney can cause creosote buildup that creates a fire.
  • Not cutting down that dead tree can cause it to fall onto your house.

So here are some items you should be inspecting and how often you should be doing so.

Every Year:

Hot water heater-drain water to remove sediment & refill.

HVAC/Furnace system

Inspect garage door-be sure auto-reverse is functioning

Vacuum refrigerator coils: These build up dirt and grime which overtime effects the efficiency of the fridge.

Check water softener, add salt if needed.

Check grout and caulking- re-apply if needed. 

Inspect sump pump is running properly

Inspect basement & foundation for any cracks or leaks. 

Every Month:

Test Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector

Look for leaks around toilets/sinks

Check HVAC filters for replacement

Check Kitchen Vent Hood Filter

Inspect fire extinguisher

Every Season:

Before the cold months inspect your pipes. If certain areas of your home do not receive adequate heat then considering wrapping your pipes to prevent a frozen pipe from bursting.

Check the drainage system outside your home to ensure water is flowing out and away from your home/foundation.

Clean out gutters.

Inspect roofing for any damage or leaks.

In the winter regularly inspect for any ice dams or icicles as these can cause damage to your roof and gutters.