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We Are Here To Help You Every Step Of The Way When Dealing With Flood Damage In Fort Lee

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Card board boxes in a basement covered by water damage The water climbed up the cardboard boxes in this home after a flood. The homeowner was relieved when we were able to clean up the mess.

Do You Need Flood Damage Remediation In Fort Lee? How To Spot The Warning Signs

A natural disaster can happen at any time, leaving Fort Lee homeowners looking for ways to save their property from flood damage. You must act fast to keep moisture levels and water intrusion from harming the structure of your home and the contents within. Calling the professionals to assess your needs gets you one step closer to returning your property to pre-storm conditions.

Before addressing any of the flood damage to your Fort Lee home, it is best to follow specific steps. These steps help you to get familiar with the process of restoration and the steps necessary to work with your insurance company to address the loss. Our team at SERVPRO is available to help clients to navigate their world after a natural disaster or flood. We have the experience necessary to make the disaster relief easier as you go through the hurdles that lie ahead.

First Steps

We encourage homeowners to get in touch with our team at SERVPRO upon returning to their homes after suffering flood loss. We are happy to get to work on an assessment right away to mitigate the loss and start protecting as many structural elements as possible. The more time that passes, the more all of the construction materials are exposed to excessive moisture and standing water. Lingering exposure leads to harmful decay and the potential for dangerous mold growth.

SERVPRO technicians do the initial assessment to give your insurance provider the information necessary to start in on your claim. We can take photographic evidence of the flood damage and fill out all documentation to facilitate the claim process. From there, we work on strategic water removal and drying while using industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers. 

Do you have questions regarding the first steps to take after suffering loss from a flood? Call us today at SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024, and our team can talk you through the remediation process.

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We Are Here To Help You Every Step Of The Way When Dealing With Flood Damage In Fort Lee

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Do You Need Flood Damage Remediation In Fort Lee? How To Spot The Warning Signs

A natural disaster can happen at any time, leaving Fort Lee homeowners looking for ways to save their property from flood damage. You must act fast to keep moisture levels and water intrusion from harming the structure of your home and the contents within. Calling the professionals to assess your needs gets you one step closer to returning your property to pre-storm conditions.

Before addressing any of the flood damage to your Fort Lee home, it is best to follow specific steps. These steps help you to get familiar with the process of restoration and the steps necessary to work with your insurance company to address the loss. Our team at SERVPRO is available to help clients to navigate their world after a natural disaster or flood. We have the experience necessary to make the disaster relief easier as you go through the hurdles that lie ahead.

First Steps

We encourage homeowners to get in touch with our team at SERVPRO upon returning to their homes after suffering flood loss. We are happy to get to work on an assessment right away to mitigate the loss and start protecting as many structural elements as possible. The more time that passes, the more all of the construction materials are exposed to excessive moisture and standing water. Lingering exposure leads to harmful decay and the potential for dangerous mold growth.

SERVPRO technicians do the initial assessment to give your insurance provider the information necessary to start in on your claim. We can take photographic evidence of the flood damage and fill out all documentation to facilitate the claim process. From there, we work on strategic water removal and drying while using industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers. 

Do you have questions regarding the first steps to take after suffering loss from a flood? Call us today at SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024, and our team can talk you through the remediation process.

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Environmental Threats After A Fire in Edgewater

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

fire causing damage to home Give our skilled professionals a call anytime that you need us at (201) 496-6024.

Environmental Threats After Fire Losses in Edgewater Homes

Air quality concerns are a common threat after fire loss incidents within Edgewater residences, even if the fire itself was not widespread and engulfing. Even localized disasters affecting little more than a single room can still present widespread and damaging airborne hazards such as soot, debris, smoke particulates, and other contaminants that must get addressed before the family can resume comfortable living again in the house.

As premier restoration professionals capable of addressing nearly all fire damage to Edgewater homes, our SERVPRO team has multiple strategies for overcoming these environmental threats in your residence. Once the fire has gotten extinguished, there is little time to waste to begin this cleanup and recovery efforts so that effects like soot do not become even more challenging to clean and remove. That getting said, a lower dispersion of these particles can also indicate a more concentrated presence of soot still in the air.

Soot is one of the primary threats present in the air once firefighters have extinguished the blaze. With its microscopic size, particles can get breathed deeply into the lungs and can present respiratory complications for those that do not have the appropriate personal protective equipment. Our SERVPRO team can utilize full-face respirators, Tyvek suits, and even SCBA equipment when necessary to keep our technicians safe as we assess the damage and begin the initial steps of mitigation.

We have multiple pieces of equipment capable of reducing the presence of these harmful particles – in many cases as small as .3 microns – from the environment. Air scrubbers can do much good for filtering out air contaminants, as the onboard HEPA filter can catch much of the residues and debris. Hydroxyl generators also present the filtration ability for larger spaces, but can simultaneously also harness a combination of water vapor and UV to deodorize the immediate area as well.

Keeping your family safe should always be your top priority after a fire, and our SERVPRO of Fort Lee team can help to reduce airborne threats to make the living space safe again as quickly as possible. Give our skilled professionals a call anytime that you need us at (201) 496-6024.

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SERVPRO has Multiple Extractor Options for Water Damaged Edgewater Homes

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Inside of SERVPRO storage facility.  SERVPRO drying equipment being stored Take a peek inside of our storage facility. This is just some of the equipment that we have available to restore your home.

Why We Have Extractor Choices for Edgewater Homes 

You might think that all extraction tools are the same, but there are varying degrees of power and precision to cater to specific water loss scenarios that threaten Edgewater homes. The advantage of having multiple choices for extraction is that we can provide a tailored water removal experience for each residence after a water loss and have the most efficient path to getting drying efforts started. 

We have multiple options for water removal in Edgewater homes, most of which exceed the power and capacities of store-brand vacuums or portable pumps. While homeowners do have the capacity to purchase versions of many of the tools we use from home improvement locations, they often lack the same strength that our equipment does. We have a vast inventory of extraction tools ranging from light wands to extractor vehicles in our fleet, helping us to protect water-damaged properties better. 

In most recovery scenarios, our SERVPRO team implements more than one extraction device on the same restoration project. For example, our electric submersible pumps and the stronger gas-powered trash pump function best when water levels are higher than 2 inches. Once the water has gotten reduced to this depth, we can switch to more focused tools like our light wands attached to wet vacs to finish the excess water removal. We can develop the right approach for the damage scenario based on the severity of the standing water and how widespread these effects have become. 

We also have specialty extractor options that can help to address the oversaturation of areas like carpeting. With self-propelled weighted extractors and ride-ons, we can force moisture out from the padding and subflooring of carpeted areas to dry out these materials. When approached quickly enough, we can reduce the need for the reinstallation of new carpeting. 

Water removal scenarios vary from house to house, but our SERVPRO of Fort Lee team has the equipment and skill to address them individually. We can customize a restoration plan suited to your home and get your property back to preloss condition quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (201) 496-6024. 

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Cleaning And Mitigation After A Storm Damaged Your Fort Lee Flea Market

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Old books at a flea market When a disaster strikes, SERVPRO helps businesses get things back to normal fast and as inexpensively as possible.

Cleaning and Mitigation after Commercial Storm Damage Restores Your Fort Lee Flea Market's Building

Saving money and getting great deals on unique finds helps bring in the public around Fort Lee when your flea market is open. When a disaster strikes, SERVPRO helps businesses get things back to normal fast and as inexpensively as possible. Temporary closures can cause businesses to lose customers' loyalty, even when the reason is beyond anyone's control.

Businesses in and around Fort Lee that sustain commercial flood damage need to act fast. Microbes brought in by flooding breed quickly, multiplying at an astronomical rate. When we initially enter a building with flood damage, we disinfect the surfaces wherever floodwaters left contamination behind. As our water extraction team works and the decreasing water level reveals more, we might disinfect again.

Our experts work as a team to get things reorganized – tables, stands, and other furnishings need cleaning, damaged inventory from your vendors need a place for their secure disposal to protect the public, and undamaged items need protection from subsequent loss and damage. As we work, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) works with you to minimize odor with hydroxyl generators and masking agents.

Setting up box fans and smaller air movers in enclosed areas pull moisture out of concrete floors, walls, and other durable structures. Our desiccant machines extract the water vapor, so the air never becomes saturated. Porous materials like carpeting, already removed, make it easy for the air currents to get floors dry for the installation of new coverings.

Fighting odors continues later, near the time we complete the restoring of your building, to address any lingering odors. Re-disinfecting also takes place, ensuring that no microbes exist above normal threshold limits. SERVPRO technicians often use the same method of delivery for these two aspects of the restoration process. Fogging is highly effective because it pushes the droplets of the chemical agents into the smallest spaces. Other topical applications might not reach every location.

Because you might have hundreds of vendors, each requiring assistance to recover from a flood damage event, we want to assure you that we have the resources needed. With over 1700 franchises nationwide, we can handle everything for you and affected vendors. The cafeteria or other food areas also require cleanup, and we can handle this aspect of recovery, too.

SERVPRO of Fort Lee knows efficient methods that can reorganize any degree of disarray, mitigate damage before it worsens, and help get your flea market in Palisades Park, Undercliff Junction, or Fairview reopened fast. Contact us 24/7, year-round, by calling (201) 496-6024.

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Best Water Extractor for Flooded Fort Lee Basements

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

A half kitchen, and half living room with standing water. SERVPRO will happily take over your Fort Lee flood damage.

Let us help with your Fort Lee flood.

Extraction tasks can vary in severity from heavily saturated flooring materials in Fort Lee homes to several inches or even feet of standing water. With structural breaches that allow for flooding, areas of your home can quickly become compromised and in need of efficient water removal services. Choosing the ideal equipment depends on the damage and the present threats, which get assessed when our team first arrives at your flooded home.

We have a full inventory of extraction tools and equipment from portable to ride-on machines that help to tackle flood damage in Fort Lee residences. Choosing which approach is necessary is often one of the objectives of our management team overseeing the thorough inspection of the property with the customer. Our estimator can devise a plan suited to the particular damage present and which extractor options best accommodates the condition.

Weighted Extractors 

These tools are ideal for pulling saturation from carpeting and subflooring/padding when the carpet is not getting removed. In clean water damage, rapid drying and recovery solutions can ensure that carpeting does not need to get discarded, and weighted extractors can help it to dry more evenly and efficiently.

Portable Extractors

We have many portable options including sump pumps and light wands that can handle continuous removal of floodwater, but at a reduced volume to some of the other more powerful options in our extractor arsenal. These options typically require electricity, which means they require the presence of a generator in situations where the power has become disconnected.

Stationary Extractors 

These are heavier units like our trash pumps that are less readily moved from one area to another without considerable effort. These units, which also include the truck-mount extractor in our SERVPRO Green Fleet, pull higher volumes of water from a damaged area of the home. These are ideal for significant loss situations with several inches to several feet of standing water.

Choosing the right extractor is, fortunately, something that most homeowners do not have to address on their own. By choosing SERVPRO of Fort Lee, you are choosing a team of qualified professionals capable of fast extraction and rapid drying for your home. Give us a call anytime at (201) 496-6024.

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Our Expertise And Equipment Can Save Your Cliffside Park Property After A Fire

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

a fire close-up on a black background There are many benefits to choosing the experienced fire restoration professionals on our SERVPRO of Fort Lee team.

Years Of Experience Shape Effective Cliffside Park Fire Management

Addressing fire loss incidents that impact your Cliffside Park home involve the skill and experience of multiple certified technicians on our SERVPRO team. Even with a desire to overcome some of these effects on your own, there are benefits to the efficient and thorough recovery options that our professionals can provide. With years working in the restoration industry, we have hundreds of examples of hands-on experience and continued training through standard-setting firms like the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

Understanding the full scope of fire damage to Cliffside Park residences is part of our expertise when restoring homes and properties throughout the area. We know how hazardous fire losses can become, and how readily effects like soot and smoke residue can spread throughout a damaged residence. Our professionals can help you through every phase of the recovery that your home needs, beginning with the thorough inspection and continuing through intricate cleaning practices. Our experience can help in other ways, as well.

Managing the Damaged Areas
One of the biggest obstacles that owners face before our SERVPRO team arrives is how the situation can get out of control. With containment strategies and several of the advanced tools that our team uses, we can manage these emergencies before excessive irreparable damage has taken place.

Protecting the Contents of Your House
We have an entire content management division dedicated to the cleaning and preservation of your possessions and belongings. Some of these recovery techniques can happen on-site, but much of this work happens in our centrally-located facility nearby. We have efficient strategies to make soot residue and smoke odor “Like it never even happened.”

Getting You Back Home Quicker
Your priority after a loss incident is getting your family back home as promptly as possible. With the steps that must get taken after a fire emergency, we can efficiently eliminate hazardous threats and work to return your property to preloss condition as directly as we can.

There are many benefits to choosing the experienced fire restoration professionals on our SERVPRO of Fort Lee team. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can reach our crew 24/7 by dialing (201) 496-6024.

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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.