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Check for Safety Conditions after Flood Damage in Fort Lee

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded road You want a trusted team of experts with the equipment your property needs after a flood incident occurs. Call SERVPRO right away.

Cleaning Up After Storm Causes Flood Damage in Fort Lee – Call SERVPRO

Flooding after a storm can cause many different safety hazards for homeowners and commercial owners. In addition to many harmful chemicals, biological material, and contaminated debris that can be deposited inside and around buildings, there are also structural safety concerns to be aware of.

SERVPRO responds to flood damage calls in Fort Lee in less than four hours on a 24/7 basis. Our team’s first step is to assess the situation to determine what equipment and resources are needed for water clean up and biohazard remediation in your home or business. Before initiating flood damage remediation, we also check for:

  • Particle board floors that have weakened from exposure to water
  • Water trapped in ceiling cavities
  • Exposed sharp objects such as broken glass, nails, or splinters
  • Live electrical circuits that could cause electrocution

SERVPRO aims to keep our employees safe as well as our customers. If you suspect these conditions in your home or business, please wait for our professionals to arrive before entering.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee for flood damage and restoration in Fort Lee and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 496-6024.

Fire Damage Restoration and Cleaning in Edgewater Homes

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles After a fire incident takes place. You can trust that your home is in good hands with the experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

Inspect, Pretest, and Fire Damage Restoration Clean Up in Edgewater Structures

Removing smoke damage and residues from various surfaces must be completed carefully to prevent further damage to the item to be cleaned. We consider many variables before a structural component, non-porous, or porous item can be restored.

SERVPRO smoke remediation technicians apply a rigorous procedure during fire damage restoration in Edgewater homes to ensure that every item can be cleaned safely and restored to its original condition. We follow these principles of cleaning:

  • Find and identify the types of residues
  • Determine the surface type
  • Remove the residues in dry particulate form by vacuuming or dissolving using appropriate cleaning fluids
  • Wash, rinse, and dry items
  • Apply approved disposal guidelines to residues and cleaning materials

House fire clean up may require the entire home to be treated due to the distribution of smoke, while smaller fires may be limited to only adjacent rooms. Our SERVPRO team can explain all of the steps we take to return your home to its original situation, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee for fire damage restoration in Edgewater and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 496-6024.

Emergency Services Water Damage for Commercial Properties in Fort Erie – Call SERVPRO

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technician We have state of the art equipment necessary to dry the water damage in your property. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Water Removal Services in Fort Lee – Call SERVPRO

Fort Lee is situated along the Hudson River in New Jersey, across from Manhattan, New York. The George Washington Bridge connects the two cities over the Hudson River. During the American Revolutionary War, Fort Lee was used as an encampment. The current population of the city is approximately 38,000 people. Fort Lee is known as the birthplace of subliminal messaging after a story was reported in 1957 of an experiment conducted by James Vicary. He claimed increased sales of soft drinks and popcorn after flashing messages on a theater screen subliminally. Although it was reported later to be a false claim, the concept remained and flourished in modern marketing.

For a time in the early 1900s, Fort Lee originated the motion picture industry, and the city led the industry in attracting investment and skilled artists. During the 1910-1920 period, there were approximately fifteen studios in the city. They also used the area as a backdrop for many movies. Unfortunately, investment moved to Hollywood and the studios followed in the 1930s.

Since Fort Lee is considered part of New York City's metropolitan area, there are a multitude of things to do in the city and in the surrounding area. A few of these are listed:

  • Fort Lee Historic Park
  • Fort Lee Museum
  • Ross Dock Picnic Area
  • Constitution Park
  • The Fort Lee Museum at the Judge Moore House
  • Hudson Park
  • Hudson Shakespeare Company – Shakespeare in the Park

Fort Lee Historic Park

The Fort Lee Historic Park covers 33 acres atop a cliff with many scenic vistas. Views include the George Washington Bridge, the upper Manhattan skyline, and the Hudson River.

The park includes a reconstruction of the Revolutionary War encampment along with a visitor center where you can learn more about the park and the part the fort played in the war. Check with the visitor center for programs and events that take place during the year. The trailheads for the Long Path and Shore Trail are located near the visitor center.

The Fort Lee Historic Park is open daily. Pets and bicycles are not permitted. 

Visitors will also enjoy the reconstructed blockhouse, gun batteries, and firing steps. Opposite the barbette battery, there are recreations of eighteenth-century officers' and soldiers' huts. There is a well, a baking oven, and a woodshed. Check for opening times and availability of the visitor center during the current health situation.

Constitution Park

Constitution Park has 5.6 acres, and parking is available at Fletcher Ave and Lewis St. 

Many residents enjoy the parks features, which includes:

  • A Bocce Court
  • An adult exercise area
  • Children's playground
  • Softball fields
  • Patio seating area
  • A walking and jogging track
  • Restrooms

There are also Movies and Music in the Park nights, league-level softball games, and lots of room for picnics.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Fort Lee

Commercial business water leaks from burst pipes can have a devastating impact. Ruined raw materials, finished products, production downtime, and customer-facing employees are offline while water damage restoration is underway.

SEERVPRO responds 24/7 and can be onsite in less than 4 hours to help your company deal with the emergency. We set up staging areas to save as many finished products and raw materials as possible. Water removal and drying start immediately. We deploy whatever equipment is needed to get your company back to normal operations as quickly as possible.

We provide:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs
  • Water damage restoration

Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee for water damage restoration in Edgewater and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 496-6024.

Who Do Homeowners Call for Mold Removal?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment inside vehicle SERVPRO will get to the root of your mold problem and work to eliminate and prevent further growth. Call us today for assistance.

Fort Lee Residents can Count on SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

Mold spores are microscopic and occur everywhere. They are indoors and outside and cannot be eradicated entirely. 

Facts About Mold

If you need mold removal in Fort Lee, SERVPRO has certified mold removal technicians to remediate the problem. Here are some facts homeowners should know:

  • Mold spores can enter a home in many ways, including the HVAC system, on a breeze, and even on your clothing
  • Water is necessary for mold to grow, which is why we address the moisture problem immediately
  • Mold may have a strong, musty odor, and we deodorize as part of the mold removal process
  • High indoor humidity supports mold growth, so keep humidity levels under 45% or 50%

Our technicians arrive on the scene in the proper PPE. Mold can cause health effects and therefore needs to be handled properly. When dealing with the situation we:

  • Contain the area where we are working, so the mold doesn’t spread
  • Remove moisture from the area and find the source if it isn’t already known
  • Use a variety of cleaning methods, including HEPA vacuums and filters
  • Decontaminate the region with antimicrobials and antifungals

If you need mold removal services in Fort Lee, contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024.

Can Carpets and Padding Be Salvaged After Flood Damage?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home SERVPRO understands how serious water can damage the carpeting in your home, Call us for assistance with water removal.

SERVPRO can Help Edgewater Residents Determine Whether to Dispose of Salvage Items

Carpet and padding are porous, which makes them especially vulnerable to water damage. They absorb water and contaminants readily. When a home is flooded and carpeting is impacted, it can present unique challenges.

Can Carpets Be Restored from the Effects of Contaminated Flood Water?

Carpets that have been saturated by contaminated water cannot be restored. Replacement is the only solution in this case. Part of our flood damage service in Edgewater is the proper removal and replacement of carpets. If your home has extensive carpeting, you want someone who knows how to mitigate the damage and restore your home to preloss condition. When dealing with carpet replacement we:

  • Cut the contaminated carpet into small strips for easier removal
  • Move the furniture, and when finished, put it back where it was
  • Clean and decontaminate the flooring underneath
  • Put down the new carpet

At SERVPRO, our goal is always to restore rather than replace, but in some situations, that is not safe to do. Carpet and padding contaminated with black water are one of those circumstances. 

For professional flood damage service in Edgewater, contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6924. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage Can Interrupt Your Life

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home Water damage can result anywhere in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Intrusions in Fort Lee and Gets Life Back to Normal

Just about everyone enjoys eating out, and the folks of Fort Lee are no different. Thankfully the city has some wonderful eateries. Why not expand your taste buds and enjoy some of our favorites? 

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

With a name like that, how can you pass this restaurant up? One of their favorite sides is their Mac n Cheese. Adults and kids alike love this deliciously cheesy side dish. The service is fantastic, and the staff is friendly and efficient. Oh, and did we mention their barbecue? BBQ ribs and more are scrumptious. It might be wise to bring a bib!

Jacob Restaurant Soul Food & Salad Bar

If you like soul food, you will not be disappointed. Collard greens, fried chicken, black-eyed peas, and more are on the buffet. The variety is fantastic. You do pay by the pound right now, but $10 can get you a great meal. It will be a place you come back to again and again.

Hiram’s Roadstand

Folks come from out of town just to grab a hot dog, fries, and birch beer at this humble restaurant. Most people in Fort Lee consider this the best place to grab a ‘dog. You can load it up with all the fixings, but the favorite seems to be one with good old ketchup and mustard. Hiram’s Roadstand is literally a no-frills deal along the road but folks agree it’s the only place to go for a hot dog.


Italian food lovers are going to be delighted with Pisticci’s Restaurant. For anyone who likes the idea of garden to table, this place doesn’t disappoint. The family that owns the restaurant grows many of their own ingredients as well. A hidden jewel, they have a mix of classic Italian dishes with more modern menu items as well. The lamb pasta dish seems to be a favorite with delicious Crème Brulee for dessert. 

So Kong Dong

An authentic Korean restaurant that has been in Fort Lee for quite some time. One of their specialties is a variety of Tofu soups. You can add what you want in yours, including:

  •   Beef
  •   Chicken
  •   Pork
  •   Seafood
  •   Kimchi
  •   Dumplings

The meals are very reasonably priced. The menu selection is small, but what they do offer, they do very well.

Support Fort Lee Businesses

There is nothing nicer than sitting down to a meal with family and friends. Although take-out or delivery is often the only option now, we encourage you to support your local eateries by trying something new. Before you know it, everything will be open in full force.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Services to Fort Lee Residents

You cannot be out enjoying your favorite restaurant when you are home dealing with water damage. Our expert technicians can mitigate any size water intrusion. Here are somethings that can cause in-home flooding includes:

  •   Faulty Appliances – washers, dishwashers, and refrigerators with ice makers can all leak or flood.
  •   Frozen Pipes – pipes can burst anytime, but freezing temperatures can cause frozen pipes, which then burst. 
  •   Plumbing Problems – Leaky faucets seem small but can lead to bigger issues. Hidden leaks can be undetectable until the leak gets big enough to break through.

If you have any water intrusions, SERVPRO arrives fast to the scene and gets busy cleaning up and restoring your home to preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 today.

Should Fort Lee Homeowners Clean Fire Damage Themselves?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged home Fire and smoke damage done to your home is no DIY project. SERVPRO has the man power and equipment for any size job.

SERVPRO Brings Advances Equipment and Techniques for Fire Restoration in Fort Lee Properties

There is more damage caused by a fire than burned fixtures, furnishings, and structural assemblies. The smoke and soot degrade the indoor air quality and can settle on surfaces and cause secondary fire damage.

When a homeowner reports a Fort Lee fire in their home, the damage may all look the same, but there are four different soot types, and each one needs a specific handling method. 

The types of soot SERVPRO technicians deal with regularly are:

  • Dry smoke  
  • Wet smoke 
  • Protein smoke 
  • Fuel oil smoke

As a fire burns through a structure, both dry and wet smoke can get left upon surfaces as the heat of the fire and articles burned change. Slower burning, smoldering fires, and burned plastics tend to leave behind wet residues that smear easily and stick to surfaces. Building materials and wood tend to burn at higher temperatures and leave dry, powdery dry smoke that spreads with ease and should get removed without the use of liquid cleaners. While dry smoke is less staining and leaves a less pungent odor behind, the presence of wet smoke residues may require multiple odor control applications to rid the structure of any residual odors. 

SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 brings professional service and experience to all types of fire restoration in Fort Lee homes. 

Local Fort Lee Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Flood Damage Cleanup

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech setting up equipment Flood damage properties are no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the flood mitigation services you need.

SERVPRO Has the Equipment to Remove Floodwater

Floodwater in a home can happen in an instant. Once the water is inside the house, it races and can seep under floors, and behind walls as fast it can recede. 

SERVPRO techs use a host of specific devices to scope Fort Lee homes with flood damage. This attention to detail enables the techs to locate all areas of collected moisture. The extraction process may involve many different types of removal equipment such as portable pumps, mops, and even squeegee. The techs pick up the maximum amount of water to make the drying phase of the cleanup go even faster. 

Drying a property post-flood can bring unique challenges for the technicians. For example, carpet needs different handling than hardwood flooring. The techs use direct drying equipment such as: 

  • Injecti-Dry system for driving warm, dry air into small areas
  • Drying mats for hardwood flooring
  • Air movers with created tubing to direct air under a carpet

SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 helps save local Fort Lee properties with any size flood damage. Through the use of their advanced applications, the techs make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

Local Edgewater Property Owners Count On SERVPRO for Water Removal

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment lined up along a wall SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size water damaged property. Call anytime 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Has Professional Equipment for Edgewater Water Removal Jobs

The area now known as Edgewater was once part of the Lenape tribe, sometimes referred to as Delaware. These Native Americans lived and prospered in the area as farmers, hunters, and gatherers for thousands of years. Once the European settlers began arriving, the Lenape started selling portions of their lands to the settlers; in this way, Vriessendael, the first modern colony in Bergen County, finally became the modern-day Edgewater got founded. Vriessendael got destroyed in 1643, three years after its founding, land disputes with another local tribe that also laid claim to the land. 

Edgewater's earliest industry was fishing, where shad were abundant as the fish migrated up the Hudson River from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. One of the first service businesses was set up by Etienne Burdett. He established a ferry service between the north border of Edgewater and Manhattan Island in 1758. The structure known as Burdett's Landing, where the ferry launched from, stood until 1899 and was invaluable for the movement of supplies and soldiers during the American Revolutionary War to get needed support to Fort Lee and Fort Washington. 

In the late 19th century, Edgewater underwent a massive change in direction and stopped being a fishing town and changed to being a much-in-demand resort town with several large hotels built to handle the influx of visitors. During this time, Burdett's Landing adopted the new name of "Old Stone Dock." 

The 20th century saw Edgewater morph into a genuinely industrial city with the establishment of numerous factories, and New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railway cut the Edgewater Tunnel through the Palisades, which connected the borough to the mainline. The town's proximity to the Hudson River's deepwater piers made it especially suited for shipping goods. As the industry continued to grow and spread, the hotels and reputation as a resort town faded. By 1920, the primary industries were producing:

  • Chemicals
  • Dyes
  • Oils
  • Sugars for food production. 

Transitioning into a more residential community has been difficult as the borough still has marks from its time as an industrial force. The land from the old Alco Plant site got sold to a developer who wanted to build condominiums. Still, the ground had contamination from industrial chemicals, including PCBs, and this situation was not an isolated incident.

What Are the Consequences of Waiting for Water Removal in Edgewater Properties?

When an Edgewater home needs water removal, the sooner the process starts, the better. The time span between the damage to the home and the cleanup can increase the number of building materials and articles that cannot get restored. Professional biocides help lower the risk of bacteria build-up in water that aged before SERVPRO technicians were brought in.

SERVPRO technicians usually set up a cleaning station just outside the worksite to handle items that need stain removal or sanitizing. The most common types of cleaning methods include:

  • Immersion cleaning
  • Spot cleaning
  • Agitation 

SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 relies on the certified, professional technicians for water removal needs in local Edgewater properties.

Cliffside Park Car and Truck Enthusiasts Rejoice!

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

A blurred image of vehicles in a building. If you're into auto shows, New York International Auto Show at the Convention Center is where you want to be on August 20th and 29th.

Satiate Your Curiosity at the New York International Auto Show Near Cliffside Park.

Once again, the New York International Auto Show is returning to Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, a venue located a short distance from Cliffside Park.  This spectacular event, dating back to 1900, is America’s first and most popular auto show.  This year, international vehicle producers are going to display about 1,000 cars and trucks, including all the newest models and innovative concept cars.  When planning your attendance, please remember the following:

  • The event takes place between August 20th and 29th
  • Its hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Tickets can either be purchased online or at the door and cost $17 for adults and $7 for children

As fellow car and truck lovers, the professionals at SERVPRO of Fort Lee are pleased to announce this historic auto show.  With that said, as one of the area’s best flood damage remediation companies, we would also like to remind you of the ever-present threat of flooding in the local area.  So, if you ever need help overcoming flood damage, call us at (201) 496-6024.