Experience a Jurassic Christmas this Year at Fort Lee's Field Station: Dinosaurs
A Jurassic Christmas, what an exciting experience. Go out and enjoy the show.
The Prehistoric Theme Park Plays Host to Winter Wonderland this Year for Fort Lee Residents.
This theme park has been temporarily closed for the past six months and sits on Fort Lee Road. The park caters to children as young as three years old and also entertains for big kids and adults. There are numerous trails to explore with education on the Jurassic Period through life-size modeling of a T-rex, Brontosaurus, and more. This year's Christmas theme includes adapted dinosaur carols. Field Station works closely with the community and has exhibited at the Newark Museum of Art and works with schools to teach children about our prehistoric history.
- Field station features rides, food, and life-size dinosaurs across the grounds with tiered ticket pricing for families.
- Group tickets and school trips can be arranged by speaking directly with the DinoNewJersey box office team.
- The theme park's full reopening is scheduled for March 2021 and promises exciting new trails and rides.
Furnace puff backs are standard in this part of the year and could cause harm to your property. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 for assistance.
The Grolier Club Re-opens to Edgewater Residents this Winter.
SERVPRO of Fort Lee supports their local businesses, especially the ones reopening after a long period of time.
After Temporary Closure From March, the Further Expressions Exhibit Opens at the Grolier.
Residents of New Jersey's oldest borough are getting ready to make the trip to the Grolier Club to experience their latest exhibition. Further Impression is an exhibit dedicated to displaying its unique collection of prints, books, typography, and photographs. The event is a follow on from the hugely successful Lasting Impressions taken from the Grolier Library private collection. The works curated here cover both the 20th and 19th centuries, with texts from all over the world on display. Detailed information about the influences behind typeface, fashions, and styles are available during the guided tour. Future exhibitions include The History of Plastic Surgery and Magazines: The American Experience.
- The drive from Edgewater to East street is 17 minutes. Alternatively, take the 182 bus or the Subway.
- For health and safety, appointments are made in advance with a specific time slot for viewing the exhibition.
- Visitors must check-in, wear masks, and make use of the hand sanitizer posted throughout the gallery.
Coastal communities are at a higher risk of water damage during the winter months. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024.
Microbial Organisms Can Spread Quickly Through your Fort Lee Home without Correct Mold Remediation Procedure.
SERVPRO of Fort Lee values their community and is waiting for your call if you need assistance.
SERVPRO of Fort Lee Can Correct the Moisture Problem and Restore or Replace any Damaged Materials.
The borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey, runs alongside the Hudson River on the East Coast and above the Palisades. During the American Revolutionary War, this borough was a crucial military outpost, which is where the name Fort Lee comes from. But this corner of the United States has remained at the forefront of consciousness through the 20th and 21st centuries. It was the site of America's first film industry with Edison's "Black Maria" film studios alongside nearly twenty other modernist, independent film production companies. Today the 35,000 plus people living in this part of New Jersey are a cosmopolitan, waterfront community that acts as a connecting line between Manhattan and Washington Heights.
Modern-day Fort Lee has a diverse main street that is full of food from across the globe. Residents and visitors can take their pick from Korean, Japanese Sushi, Italian Eateries, and traditional American cuisine. Once you have stocked up on energy, it is well worth making your way out to Constitution or Firemen's park to take in some of the scenery. For the more experienced walkers, the Palisades Interstate Park provides a range of hiking trails and views over Manhattan, the George Washington Bridge, and surrounding Bergen County. Every year the close-knit community gathers together to watch the lighting of the tree at the Community Center. Fort Lee is a small borough with a long history and a big future.
- Fort Lee residents and locals of the surrounding Bergen County gather together each spring to celebrate Carnival at the Church of the Madonna on Main Street. Typical festivities include fantastic local cuisine, a fundraiser, carnival games, and an optional wristband for unlimited rides on the numerous fairs.
- The strong Italian history of Fort Lee is celebrated with the annual feast in honor of Saint Rocco. This event has been running for 91 years, making it one of Fort Lee's most treasured traditions. The festival includes a raffle, rides, games, and live music with donations going toward the Saint Rocco Mutual Aid Society. This traditional feast takes place on Mainstreet during August.
- On Palisade Avenue, the Fort Lee Museum is a hidden gem for visitors looking to learn a little more about this area's history. The museum was founded in 1999 at the Judge Moore House. Exhibitions cover the unique local history such as The Battle of Fort Lee, the history of Motion Pictures in Bergen County, and exhibits on the iconic George Washington Bridge and its construction.
Visiting Monument Park in Fort Lee
Monument Park is one of only two parks in America dedicated to those who fought in the American Revolution. The other park is in nearby Brooklyn at the Continental Army Plaza. The grounds on which Monument Park is based was initially an encampment for armed forces fighting under George Washington. A revolutionary war monument and a time capsule were placed in the park, which has over 33 acres of greenery. The park was put together in 1908 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. It is only the Fort Lee Museum's home that contains exhibits on the defense of the Hudson River against British forces and the 2,600 soldiers stationed in and around Bergen County.
- During the summer, Monument park has a concert arena that shows regular Shakespearean plays, including Henry V.
- The cliff-side park features fantastic views over the surrounding cities, including the New York Yankees Stadium in the Bronx.
- There is a faithful reproduction of the original encampment in Fort Lee, including the battery quarters and blockhouse.
Storm Surges and Adverse Weather Conditions in Fort Lee.
Tropical storms form as the result of high-pressure vectors through the combination of warm and cold air. New Jersey residents must practice storm preparedness throughout the year to ensure they are well-equipped to deal with the stormy season that typically runs from the1st of June to the end of November. Many of these tropical storms begin in the Caribbean before making their way across the Atlantic to the East Coast. Among the chief concerns for residents are storm surges, which can lead to Hudson River overflows and flooding in Fort Lee and surrounding areas like Staten Island. Hurricane warnings are usually issued within twenty-four-hours of impact, which is why New Jersey residents keep storm preparedness kits containing medicine, battery-operated radios, and essential documents in case of an emergency.
SERVPRO is Can Perform Expert Mold Remediation Services for Residents of Fort Lee Throughout the Winter Months.
Mold spores are ever present in indoor environments and, most of the time, remain invisible. However, in the presence of excess water, correct temperature, and organic material, these spores can grow hyphae and begin to reproduce. The full-cycle of a mold spore to a full-colony can be between 48 and 72 hours in ideal conditions.
The presence of mold colonies can be damaging to both your home and contents. Most molds use enzymes to breakdown and digest organic matter. Over time, this digestion process can cause permanent harm to semi-porous items in the home. Items like hardwood flooring, drywall, and upholstery use porous or semi-porous materials that can become so infested with mold that they need a full replacement. SERVPRO can provide expert mold remediation technicians to your property to correct the moisture problem and remove contaminated materials.
- Our applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRT) have qualifications that allow them to identify and remediate common household molds.
- We can investigate your property to discover the extent of a microbial growth issue and eliminate the cause to reduce the likelihood of returning points.
- SERVPRO prides itself on returning residential properties to a preloss condition by utilizing the latest technology, theory, and equipment to fight against mold growth.
If you suspect a microbial infestation in your home, contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024.
Why does SERVPRO Wear Hazmat Suits when Working on a Flooded House?
Did you know that floodwater contains contaminants? Never enter floodwaters without protective gear.
We Need to Use Extra Precautions when Mitigating Homes in Fort Lee, Beginning with Floodwater Removal
Flooding in Fort Lee involves foul water – water containing microscopic parasites and other biological matter and chemicals that dissolved in the water. Other dangers include sharp items that can cut or puncture the skin. Even scrapes that might seem minor in different situations can cause serious health effects.
Flood information given to residents in Fort Lee includes warnings about the dangers caused by the water. High risks remain present, even in areas where the water has drained out and no longer seems to pose a real threat. Silt and mud are denser than it looks, mainly because it is wet. Movement of such material or your belongings can create problems when removing floodwater from your home. We use personal protective equipment or PPE to help keep our team members safe from various dangers.
Different components of our PPE and their primary use are:
- Boots, to protect the feet from sharp items, skin from microbes, and insulation from shock near live electrical circuits.
- Gloves, for protecting hands from a multitude of dangers.
- Full body suits, tucked into boots and gloves, help keep regular clothing clean and germ-free.
- Masks and respirators, so we can avoid breathing in any airborne particles.
While we remove small pockets of floodwater, we continue to wear our PPE. Many of the risks dissipated with eliminating the standing water, but hazards like electrical shock remain.
We ensure your home is safe and livable before considering the job-ready for a final walkthrough. We do more than pumping the water out – we also dry and clean everything, disinfect where needed, deodorize, and protect against microbial infestation. We check the moisture content of your hardwood floors and restore any demolition work like drywall tear-outs, as well.
SERVPRO of Fort Lee provides a comprehensive service to residents in flood-struck areas, including Palisades Park, NJ, Leonia, NJ, and Edgewater, NJ. Always ready to serve our community, property owners can contact us round-the-clock by calling (201) 496-6024.
What Methods Are Used to Clean Soot, Ash, and Smoke in a Property?
When a fire damages your kitchen or home, call SERVPRO today.
Combusting Materials Produce Significant Soiling of a Property
Why do smoke residues stick to surfaces?
At high temperatures, smoke residues and soots can bond to surfaces in your Fort Lee home. Once there is a reduction in temperature, some of these soils remain chemically bonded to the surface. A vital part of a fire restoration technician training is how to break the connection between soil and a surface without causing further harm to the structure or contents. The methods we use to break this bond can be chemical, agitative, or aggressive. Each method has different characteristics, and trained technicians must choose the correct one for each part of your home. Breaking the bonds between soots and surfaces often means the items can return to a good-condition following a fire without resorting to the increasing cost of replacing them.
What makes up smoke residues?
When performing fire cleanup in your Fort Lee home, it is essential to determine the type of smoke residue before cleaning. When materials combust, they alter chemically as solid turns to gas. These materials chemically change depending on the type of material, either synthetic or natural, and the temperature of the fire. When coming into contact with surfaces, the heat and pressure can result in further chemical reactions. When dealing with fire soots or smoke residues, it is essential to act cautiously to avoid inadvertently causing extra harm. Light-vacuuming or dry brushing surfaces is a safe way to remove smoke residues. However, not all residues respond well to water, chemical cleaning agents, or temperature. Some residues may spread around when water and scrubbing are introduced. This is a situation that can be avoided by using professional restoration technicians.
How do different methods work to reduce fire soiling in a property?
- Chemical cleaning methods generally dissolve, chemically alter or suspend the soils within the cleaning agent to be rinsed away.
- Agitation cleaning repeatedly scrubs a part of the soil using brushes, roto machines, or steel wool to loosen the bond enough for the surface to be washed.
- Aggressive cleaning methods focus on removing surface layers through blasting sodium, sand, or glass particles against the surface. This method often requires refinishing the surface.
How do cleaning products alter soots or soils?
When materials combust, they release numerous particles into the atmosphere. The temperature and pressure causes it to seek out cold surfaces. This phenomenon is why fires appear to billow out smoke, and interior drawers or cabinets often show significant soiling signs. Chemically altering soil can help to release the bond between smoke residue and material. Detergent is a household product that chemically transforms soils by emulsifying compounds into a foam and then cleaning away with water. SERVPRO technicians may attempt to address the pH balance when performing chemical altering of material.
How does pH balance affect restoration?
- Using pH litmus paper, soil testing is used to determine the acidity or alkalinity of a surface.
- Alkaline soots and soils dissolve best in equal-weighted cleaning solutions
- Mixing and applying the necessary products with sufficient 'dwell time' which allows for chemical alteration to take place
How does agitated cleaning reduce soot and smoke damages?
Agitative cleaning is commonly used by all homeowners, whether washing dishes or scrubbing surfaces. The cleaning principle is much the same in the restoration industry, albeit with more robust equipment and tools. Friction produces heat, and the two together can help to dislodge soots from surfaces. One piece of equipment we use to accentuate this process is a rotary machine. A rotary engine can be fitted with steel wool or robust material and is then spun at hundreds of revolutions per minute. These can be applied directly to surfaces and do not involve water, helping dry smoke damages. Often a rotary machine is run over a body several times to remove all soots and double up as a machine for polishing or buffing surfaces.
How do immersion cleaning methods remove soots from items?
- The item is fully-submerged with an appropriate cleaning solvent or solution. Items must be strong enough to withstand full immersion in the solvent for this type of cleaning.
- Ultrasonic soundwaves create millions of bubbles within the immersion tank.
- As bubbles burst against the item, they produce heat and friction, which can help restore valuable metals or items like drapery rods.
Knowing and applying the right methods of cleaning agents to apply to fire damages can reduce secondary harm and return your property to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 now.
How Long Does it Take to Dry a Commercial Property?
SERVPRO uses science like a Psychrometric device to grapple with water extraction and damage in Edgewater commercial sites
SERVPRO Provides Efficient Commercial Water Removal and Drying to Edgewater Businesses in Need.
What is efficient drying, and how can it help a business?
Water intrusion events can occur in your Edgewater business at any time. The reasons for these issues can come from a variety of sources. Perhaps somebody forgets to turn off a faucet, or a sewer main backs up unexpectedly. These issues can frequently impact the ability of your business to function. SERVPRO understands how temporary closure can affect a business. Our technicians have training on how air, water, temperature, and materials interact. This knowledge helps us put efficient drying plans that can return your business to its preloss condition.
- Large amounts of liquid contact the structure causing harm
- Water vapor evaporating can harm the upper walls and ceilings of your property
- High humidity levels can contribute toward secondary damages to microbial growth
What is Psychrometry, and how does it affect commercial restoration?
Psychrometry refers to atmospheric readings. When enough water enters your building to require commercial water removal services in Edgewater, a drying procedure must be put in place. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) manipulate the indoor atmosphere using drying equipment. By ensuring that indoor air remains dry enough to encourage evaporation, our technicians can speed up the time it takes to return your business to a preloss condition. We often return multiple times to monitor psychrometric readings and measure the effectiveness of our drying plan.
What materials affect drying times?
- Materials with high permeance absorb water quickly but can also dry faster
- Vapor barriers prevent moisture from passing. These can raise the overall humidity of the area
- Hygroscopic materials quickly absorb water vapor these may include carpets, insulation, or upholstery
If your business becomes affected by water intrusion, contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024.
Which Mold Removal Firm Offers Residential Services that Follow the EPA Protocols?
If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.
Fort Lee Homeowners Looking for Mold Removal Need Help Not Hype, Why SERVPRO's Expert Remediators Fit the Bill.
Everyone, from your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, to the media, has opinions on how seriously you should take the possibility of mold growth inside your Fort Lee dwelling. Cautious homeowners always want to be aware of issues, including mold outbreaks, that can negatively impact their home's structure and contents. Because some individuals are susceptible to the irritants of increased mold levels, you might be concerned about health effects as well. Panicking is not the way to approach the problem. Instead, we take a constructive approach, why we settled on employing the procedure developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Is Residential Mold Removal an Impossible Task?
When crafting a mold removal response to Fort Lee infestations, it is crucial that you understand household molds' life cycle and growth habits. A mold outbreak does not mean that your housekeeping is suspect. It merely indicates that the mold spores present in almost all environments found a moisture source and can multiply. Eradication of mold spores is an unattainable goal. Still, with the help of a trained and disciplined mold remediation crew such as our technicians, active mold colonies can be removed and future outbreaks minimized through moisture management.
How Can Remediation Experts and Homeowners Partner to Remove Active Mold Growth and Damage?
You are the best "test" for mold issues, keeping a close watch for the minor leaks and spills that fuel mold development in your home. This is why SERVPRO responds to your request for removal assistance with pointed questions. The long term benefits of working with us might be our background in water damage mitigation and remediation. When we inspect a suspected mold invasion, we inquire about signs that might indicate unnoticed water losses:
- Recent upticks in water bills
- Musty smells
- Softened building materials like drywall or packed-down insulation
- "Spongy" feeling or squeaking floors
- Darker stains on surfaces
Once we move in on the moisture source, we find the mold, which we contain using heavy plastic partitions and then remove by scraping, brushing, and even blasting with "gentle" abrasives like soda. We vacuum and wipe down the residues, then bag up all moldy materials for disposal as hazardous waste.
Why SERVPRO of Fort Lee for mold removal? Vigilance concerning early signs of growth and multiplication of household mold naturally leads to hiring a company adhering to the EPA remediation protocols. Call (201) 496-6024 to discuss your options.
If My Coastal Home Floods What Are The Main Problems I Need to Worry About?
SERVPRO's Extensive Equipment Transported by Our Large Green Fleet Provides Fort Lee Homeowners with Superior Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration
SERVPRO Technicians Can Provide Emergency Mitigation and Restore Your Fort Lee Home to Pre-Loss Condition
Coastal towns such as Fort Lee can be subject to storms at any time of the year. Rising sea levels enhance the chance of coastal storms and flooding. Over the past 93 years, this quaint town has experienced approximately 12” of sea-level rise. The higher the sea level, the higher the starting point for high tides and storm surges. Both of which increase the frequency and severity of flooding.
What Can I Do Before Help Arrives?
When homeowners experience a flood, their first thought is to do what they can to help. The best thing you can do is to be prepared before the storms hit. Your family should have an emergency plan in place. Make sure everyone in your family knows where to go and what to do in the case of an emergency disaster situation. Be prepared to contact our professionals for floodwater extraction in Fort Lee as soon as possible.
If you know flooding is imminent, remove heirlooms and valuables to higher levels. Keep copies of all your essential documents in a waterproof bag to take with you. Cut off power to your utilities, if possible. Never, ever risk you or your family's lives for possessions. Always listen to local news and evacuate when recommended.
What are the Main Threats to My Home?
Floodwaters bring with them conditions that are not found in typical water intrusions. The type of water is the primary concern. Floodwater is known as blackwater and creates a hazardous situation. Microbial growth, bacteria, and other contaminants infest the water and require PPE to enter the water. Never enter your home while contaminated water is still in place. Other potential threats include:
- Structural Damage – Structural elements can weaken and deteriorate the longer they are exposed to moisture.
- Material Deterioration – Content and construction materials deteriorate rapidly when left in standing water.
- Secondary Damage – Mold can develop within 24 hours if water damage is left untreated.
What Does Flood Cleanup Involve?
Extracting the contaminated water is going to be the main concern. When floodwaters surge through your house, it is absorbed by many types of materials. Walls, insulation, and sheetrock are examples of materials that typically cannot get restored in this situation. Removing the wet sections immediately is vital. If left untreated, moisture can spread to unaffected areas. Basically, the process involves:
- Removing and disposing of items which cannot be salvaged
- Muck out and removal of debris, mud, and silt
- Scrubbing walls and floors
- Drying process
- Content management and pack-out if needed
- Sanitizing and disinfecting
We have powerful trash pumps that can remove water that contains debris. Our technicians are trained to mitigate flood damage. They implement moisture tracking and dry procedures to return your home to preloss condition.
What Happens to My Walls and Floors?
Flooding can leave behind all kinds of debris. Leaves, mud, and silt are common. SERVPRO techs use shovels, rakes, and other equipment to handle the mess left behind. The soils that are part of that cling to walls and floors. It can be challenging to remove the dirt and stains that remain. Our team employs a combination of methods to mitigate the damage. This includes such techniques as manual scrubbing with dusters and brushes. Professional cleaning agents get used along with antimicrobial and antifungal products to clean and sanitize.
Carpeting and padding in a floodwater situation is a loss. The contamination is too significant to restore either the carpet or padding. A porous material, such as carpet and wood, are not easily salvaged. You can be sure if it can be salvaged and restored, our technicians do so.
What About My Furniture?
As with flooring furniture that is constructed from a porous material such as wood or upholstery fabric may be a loss. The contaminated water is too great a risk when it comes to bacteria and other biohazards. It is much safer to replace these items than to attempt to restore them. SERVPRO always works with you and your insurance adjuster to determine what stays and what goes.
Professional Storm Damage Cleanup
There is much more involved in mitigating a flood scene. Factors like how fast the water recedes and how long things sit in standing water impact the floodwater extraction process. Content management may involve removing the contents of your home to our warehouses for cleaning and restoration.
Our company knows how devastating a flood can be to your family. We have homes and families in Fort Lee too. We strive to take the stress of flood cleanup off your shoulders. You can trust our technicians to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” Place your home into the hands of a company that cares not only about your home but about your family too.
Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (496) 6024 for expert flood water restoration service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Why Can I Not Recover Food Items from The Pantry After a Fire in Fort Lee?
Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee (201) 496-6024 to assist with your emergency fire damage, recovery, and restoration needs.
Fire Damage In My Fort Lee Home
A fire in the kitchen of your Fort Lee home can cause a great deal of damage. The most obvious is the burned and charred areas. For example, if the fire started around the oven, cupboards and countertops may be damaged along with ceilings. Small fires may burn slowly and produce a great deal of smoke, while hot fires cause less smoke and produce more heat. Both can cause damage to your food items stored in the kitchen and pantry.
SERVPRO can assist and guide homeowners concerning any food items that can be saved after fire damage to your Fort Lee home. The heat from a fire can cause plastics to melt or burn, producing toxic chemicals mixed with the smoke from the actual fire. Even our cupboards contain copious amounts of glue, which burn and produce chemicals deposited on surfaces, including food items, which can be harmful if ingested.
Can I Save Canned Goods and Beverages?
Canned goods and beverages can also be damaged during a fire. Labels may have been burned, making it impossible to tell what the contents are. The surface may also be coated with soot and toxic chemicals from the fire.
Although it is tempting to save everything possible, SERVPRO has found that homeowners should avoid using these products. Even the chemical composition of the products may have changed due to heat from the fire. Our team can review all food items with the homeowner as part of our service, inventory any that must be discarded, and remove them along with the charred materials damaged by the fire.
SERVPRO can remove all of the odor-causing materials from the burned area and clean walls, shampoo carpets, and upholstery to remove smoke residue and odor. Clothing exposed to the smoke residue is also carefully cleaned to avoid further damage and retention of odor from the fire.
Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee (201) 496-6024 to assist with your emergency fire damage, recovery, and restoration needs.
What can a Water Restoration Company do that I Can't do on my Own?
Water can damaged structural elements such as drywall and flooring. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.
Protect your Edgewater Home after Flooding and Water Leaks by Inviting a Professional Company to Apply Industry Best Practices
You may be the unlucky homeowner whose pipes burst and leak all over the house, or a storm damages your roof and leaves a hole for rainwater to fall through. Regardless of the size and severity of your water event, the best decision you can make is to consult with an expert team about the restoration process. Following the advice of well-meaning friends or guessing at an appropriate humidity level for your home can place your health in jeopardy and vulnerable to future complications.
In Edgewater, SERVPRO is the water restoration company ready to serve your needs. Our 24/7 availability is designed to meet our customers' needs as soon as possible, so our crew works efficiently to minimize the time when water is invading your home. Our industry knowledge is evident as soon as you meet us and review our certifications. We use our business acumen to prevent water from weakening your home structure or allowing microbes to proliferate.
Is my wet-dry vacuum enough to extract water from my home?
Wet-dry vacuums have a place in the water extraction process, but they are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each home has its nuances, and our SERVPRO team can work around them. For example, a home with hardwood floors requires a gradual drying process to protect them, whereas a home with wet carpet may require complete removal. Whatever your situation is, our team is ready to handle it. Among the reasons why you should call SERVPRO, you may find the following-
- Our equipment is industry-specific and flexible in addressing water remnants of all sizes. From truck-mounted to handheld extractors, we can handle them all.
- Aside from removing water, we can apply different methods to spray antimicrobial solutions to protect your home from bacteria.
- When dry-wall is wet, our team can repair and replace it as needed, avoiding further coordination with other contractors.
SERVPRO of Fort Lee is an invaluable resource when disaster strikes. Contact us at (201) 496-6024 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."
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