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Why Professionals are a Good Choice for Water Removal in Fort Lee

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Semi Truck SERVPRO of Fort Lee has the equipment and is ready to go! Call us to remediate your next water loss event.

How Professional Water Removal Benefits Residences in Fort Lee 

The first time a homeowner scrambles to respond to a water loss in Fort Lee is a learning experience. Your immediate response might be to try to manage the influx of water from a plumbing break or appliance malfunction without expert help. Merely mopping up while increasing airflow by opening windows or setting up fans often falls short as a thorough removal solution. We have the training and the equipment to complete the job comprehensively. 

Training Is the Foundation of Our Success 

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), -trained managers and technicians, use restoration industry best practices to conduct water removal in your Fort Lee home. We follow the research-based inspection and evaluation protocols to be sure we map out the dimensions of the water damage as precisely as possible.  

Familiarity with Water Movement Is Key

Water can migrate from the original damage site, seeping through cracks and joints between building materials. Fixtures like carpeting and padding can wick up moisture, carrying it far from the leak or overflow. Cavities and recesses between walls, beneath floors, and above ceilings can hide significant quantities of water. SERVPRO technicians are proficient in locating trapped moisture and in outlining the perimeter of the affected area. We use thermal imaging and a range of moisture detection devices to ensure no water goes undetected without removal.

 Water Evacuation Must Be Fast and Thorough 

Any pooled water deeper than two inches evacuates most effectively using submersible pumps. Diligent follow-up with appropriate extractors, wanded on carpets and squeegees on bare floors, is crucial. The SERVPRO team knows extracting is much more efficient than dehumidification in water removal scenarios. When we suspect water lurks in spaces between walls, we employ controlled demolition techniques to gain access for extraction and better airflow during the drying phase.

We Monitor Drying Progress Carefully 

Water removal is not complete until saturated structural component moisture levels return to normal. We collect data from materials in unaffected areas of your home and use those numbers as goals while drying. SERVPRO crews employ air movers and heat to create conditions where water absorbed after the emergency evaporates into the air, captured by dehumidifiers for collection and removal. Periodic metering of moisture levels demonstrates our success as numbers recorded reduce to the goals established. 

SERVPRO of Fort Lee offers highly-qualified crews and state of the art equipment for your water removal needs. Call us at (201) 496-6024 for service that makes water damage “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Experts Can Save Your Fort Lee Business After A Mold Infestation

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold and Fungus growing on ceiling tiles inside a building Call (201) 496-6024 for an evaluation and remediation plan.

Remediation Of Mold Damage For Fort Lee Businesses Just A Call Away

Mold growth can cause panic for a business owner in Fort Lee. Visions of a long period of closure and loss of your hard-won reputation as a reliable provider of services and products are hard to banish. Our well-qualified mold remediation managers and work crews put your mind at ease. We have the training and the experience not only to abate your current mold nightmare but also to advise and consult with you on strategies to avoid a microbial infestation in the future.

Understand the Life Cycle of Mold
Mold damage in your Fort Lee laundromat is not evidence that your commercial is dirty or that your employees are not up to the task. Mold spores are everywhere in the environment, inside and out. They cause few concerns as long as they remain dry. When spores find and absorb water, they can grow and multiply into colonies of organisms. When we consult with you about a mold concern finding and eliminating the source of moisture is critical.

We Use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mold Remediation Protocol
SERVPRO remediation crews receive and use up to date training in the EPA strategies for mold remediation in commercial spaces. We pinpoint the mold location and then contain that area. Plastic sheeting provides the physical barrier, and we then add a negative pressure air scrubbing system. The air scrubber uses suction to pull and remove airborne contaminants through HEPA filters before venting to the outdoors as we complete the project.

SERVPRO Mold Removal Techniques
We scrape and brush off moldy debris attached to solid surfaces. If mold infiltrates porous structural materials, we might try gentle abrasive methods like soda blasting to clear the mold and incapacitate the deeply buried mold hyphae or “roots.” Some materials are too compromised to save, and we make decisions to remove and discard them after consultation with you and your insurance company.

Disinfection and Moisture Control Inhibits Mold Regrowth
SERVPRO uses EPA-registered antimicrobials to treat affected surfaces to kill remaining growth and limit the potential for a mold rebound. We work with you to reduce moisture availability, including arranging for leak repair and more efficient dehumidification in your commercial space.

SERVPRO of Fort Lee commits to helping you with the challenges of mold damage and reduction of the moisture that can cause microbes to multiply. Call (201) 496-6024 for an evaluation and remediation plan.

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Stormwater Problems in Fort Lee?? Try Calling SERVPRO for Restoration

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Graphic of a flooded basement affecting the washing appliances Flooded Basement in Fort Lee? Swift Water Removal and Cleanup from SERVPRO is Just a Phone Call Away!!

What You Should Do When an Especially Rainy Season Floods Your Fort Lee Home

Having a home located near a river can be a fantastic experience, except when said river causes flood damage to your property. Due to an incredibly rainy season, the Hudson river collected a significant amount of water and became dangerously full during the rainy season. Unfortunately, after another thunderstorm, the water became too much, and your home took the hit.

Fortunately for you, the flood damage to your Fort Lee home was not catastrophic. As the water level rose, your home, which is located on a slight hill, managed only to suffer water damage in the basement. The floodwaters rushed into your home through an open basement window and pooled around your laundry room.

Understandably, you are concerned about the concrete floor in your basement, your washing and drying machine, as well as the furniture in your laundry room.  The most beneficial thing you can do for your home, upon discovering the flood, is to call for professional cleanup and restoration services. The sooner a company, like SERVPRO, arrives at your home to take over the remediation, the better.

Here at SERVPRO, we specialize in water damage restoration of any kind, and we always hurry to your home, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. After taking your call, a team of our talented and highly certified technicians can arrive at your home promptly.

After our Estimator assesses the damage to your property, we can craft a remediation plan and get right to work. Our first job is to get the water, and any debris that came with it, our of your home. We can use advanced technological devices, such as high powered pumps, extraction wands, and wet/dry vacuums, to remove the standing water.

From there, our SERVPRO techs can further their assessment and proceed to the next course of action. Because the water in your basement sat overnight, we can make flood cuts to the drywall inside. Removing it can ensure that all damaged material is removed and minimize the chances of mold growth. Once the damaged material is gone, we can focus on pulling excess moisture out of the structure of your home with drying equipment, and then connecting you with a contractor for the drywall. Once finished, we can return your home to you, "Like it never even happened."

If flood damage has struck, never wait. Speak with SERVPRO of Fort Lee immediately by phoning (201) 496-6024. Day or night, we're here to help you.

Significant Fire Damage in Fort Lee? Call SERVPRO To Aid in Remediation Assistance

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let fire damage ruin your dream home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

How Professionals Help Homeowners Remove Fort Lee Fire Damage Residues

A household fire in Fort Lee is challenging for many reasons. Understandable fear for the safety of your loved ones causes immediate evacuation. When you view your home again, the damage appears devastating, and you have no idea what to do next. Our team of fire mitigation and remediation specialists have the training and experience necessary to assess the scene, devise a plan, and use industry best practices to return your dwelling to pre-fire condition.

Introduction to Soot Deposits

Fire damage to your Fort Lee home includes surface soiling from the materials combusted. As building materials and the contents of your home burn, they produce toxic gases, acids, chemicals, metals, dirt, and dust. Heated air currents and HVAC systems spread soot throughout all spaces in your house where it attaches to surfaces and impairs air quality. The soot is acidic and corrodes building materials and contents. Depending on the materials burned, soot can have different consistencies and adhesive properties.

Safe Toxic Residue Removal

Our SERVPRO team masters Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training in effective and efficient soot removal. Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) evaluate the attributes of the residues and select the appropriate products, tools, and methods to remove them. 

  • Light, ashy deposits from hot-burning paper and wood vacuum up and dry sponge away easily. 
  • Sticky, thick deposits from electrical shorts and smoldering fabrics need the application of cleaners with surfactants and wetting agents followed by agitation and removal of debris with sponges or cloths.
  • Thin, highly malodorous protein-based deposits from food and grease often require solvents and abrasive cleaners or tools to loosen before wipedowns.   

Specialized Fire Damage Recovery Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) shields our technicians during fire damage cleanup. We also consider containing the working spaces. Plastic sheeting defines the fire damage restoration area, which is sealed to prevent drift of smoke and soot with negative pressure air scrubber systems. The air scrubber forces the contaminated air through HEPA filters and exhausts to the outside. This approach protects you and your family from the toxic residues, and unaffected areas of your home remain clear of tracked or airborne debris. 

SERVPRO of Fort Lee is ready to respond to a fire damage emergency in your home round the clock. Call (201) 496-6024 to schedule an assessment and plan for mitigation and remediation as soon as the firefighting completes. 

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SERVPRO Offers Water Damage Solutions for the Fort Lee Hospitality Industry

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Keep your guest floating in the pool and not the rooms.

SERVPRO Has the Equipment and Training Needed for Water Damage Remediation

Fort Lee has a fascinating history. It was the site of many historically significant events during the Revolutionary War. Also, many people are surprised to learn that the early film industry had its start here. Your hotel guests enjoy taking in these venues and returning to comfortable lodgings in your tastefully appointed accommodations. If a water crisis threatens to interfere, you risk losing revenue, and your customers miss chances to build memories. 

Common Water Loss Issues

A supply line break or a negligent guest who walks away from a filling tub can cause extensive water damage to your Fort Lee inn. You need help fast, and your housekeeping crew has neither the specialized training nor the commercial-grade equipment to make short work of a disaster. 

Professional Training and Cutting-Edge Equipment

SERVPRO managers and technicians master Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses in preparation for delivering high-quality water mitigation and remediation services to your property. We can scale efforts up or down to manage any size of a water emergency. We answer calls 24/7 and send a project manager and crew out to your lodging center as soon as possible. Our crew lead evaluates the scenario presented while devising an individualized plan for your business.

Speed Is Crucial

IICRC-certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) start work immediately. Service vehicles stock water removal and structural drying equipment to avoid delays. We use submersible pumps on water deeper than two inches and wanded extractors for fluids spread across floors. If carpeting is wet, SERVPRO follows mitigation protocols to prevent water from spreading to dry areas, using the extractors. Our team is skilled at drying carpeting in place with weighted extractors if indicated. 

Technology Is Essential

Thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters help SERVPRO  trace the migration of water into building cavities or structural components. We use controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts to release water from behind walls and to open those areas for more efficient structural drying. Once all the liquid water exits the affected spaces, our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians set up perimeters of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to move water out of structures and into the air as vapor. State-of-the-art dehumidifiers capture the moisture for disposal.

Your guests can visit Fort Lee Historic Park Visitor Center or Barrymore Film Center and return to a clean, dry suite because of swift remediation of a water crisis. Call (201) 496-6024 to alert SERVPRO of Fort Lee that you need assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

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49th Annual SERVPRO Convention!

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Here is a photo of Wendy Delfino, one of our owners, with some other SERVPRO owners!

In 2018, SERVPRO of Fort Lee attended the annual SERVPRO Convention in Orlando, Florida! At this convention, we were able to meet with other franchisees as well as further our understanding and education of SERVPRO and what it stands for.

We have been attending the annual SERVPRO Conventions since 2010. We feel it is imperative to our success that we are constantly learning and better understanding this company and what we do on a daily basis. Due to our continuing education, we are able to continue our success and take our business to the next level. 

Every year we look forward to the annual convention as a time to see friends from all different parts of the country as well as learn more about our business. We can't wait for next year!

We Love Our Community!

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fort Lee attended the Fort Lee Art and Music Festival hosted by the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce!

Here at SERVPRO of Fort Lee, we feel it is extremely important to be a part of our local community. Not only have we hosted events such as our Annual Pet Adoption Day or Red Cross Blood Drive, but we have also been a sponsor and participated and many other events as well. For example, we have gone to amazing events such as the Fort Lee 5K Run/Walk and the Fort Lee Art and Music Festival. Not only that, we participate in networking events such as the Multi-Chamber Dinner & Networking Cruise that was hosted by the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce! By participating in events like these and taking an active role in our community, we feel it not only betters us as a business, but as people as well!  

Our SERVPRO Family!

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Celebrating the boss's birthday!

Our SERVPRO of Fort Lee family is just as important to us as your family is to you! As a business, we take pride in how we are more than just coworkers to each other. Each and every employee truly cares about one another. Whether it be buying them lunch or lending their tools, they show us how much they care about each other every single day. For example, for our owner and boss's birthday, we surprised him with a party in our warehouse and lunch at a local restaurant! As a business, we feel it is imperative to create a great experience not only for our customers but our employees as well. Without them, we would not be able to make it seem "Like it never even happened!"

Summer Safety Tips!

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

The summer heat can get pretty intense. If you follow these tips, you will stay cool all summer!

With summer upon us, the heat and its effects can get pretty intense! However, we have a few tips and tricks in order to beat that summer heat and stay safe!

Always cover your windows. Covering windows will reduce the intensity of the heat in your home and will allow your home to stay cooler.

In addition to covering windows, reducing the amount of light will also reduce the amount of heat that is produced. It really does pay off to go green!

Finally, you can apply an ice pack or cold compress to pulse points for a quick cool down! These points include your neck, wrists, ankles, elbows, or even behind your knees!

Try these methods out and see out quick you will feel as cool as a cucumber!

SERVPRO at the Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival!

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

One of our employees Jelesty representing SERVPRO of Fort Lee at the 2018 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival!

As a local business, we are always looking for opportunities to get involved in our community as well as expand our business. On June 3rd, 2018 SERVPRO of Fort Lee attended the 2018 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival, presented by the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs as well as the Mayor and Council of Fort Lee. When we found out we were able to attend, we were so glad we were given the opportunity and able to involve ourselves within our community. Plus, the event was super fun! There was something for everyone at this event like music, artists, kids rides, a Harley Davidson Bike Show, and other vendors. Every member of our team who attended said they had a blast. We can't wait to see what the next festival has in store!