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How do I Prepare My Fort Lee Rental for the Next Guest After a Fire?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

burned-out chair in a fire close-up on a black background SERVPRO of Fort Lee is at your service when disaster strikes, and you need an efficient solution.

Whether a Hotel Room or a Short-term Private Rental in Fort Lee, Call a Professional Restoration Company to Prepare for your Next Guest

A fire can happen anywhere in Fort Lee from your primary residence to the hotel you work at, to the property your rent on a popular vacation rental site. Whenever flames threaten your livelihood, you need to ask quickly and decisively to restore the space to its original condition and continue to generate revenue. Instead of relying on your limited expertise, call a professional service to help you determine the extent of the damage and repair it.

Fire damage restoration in Fort Lee is our specialty at SERVPRO. As business people ourselves, we understand that time is of the essence, which is why we work around the clock to meet your needs. Once the fire is under control, and your property is safe to enter, we can run through a thorough inspection and identify problem areas. Our experience prepares us to complete our restoration efforts within the constraints of working in a commercial setting where different guidelines may prevail. Just give us a call and let us do what we do best- mitigate your loss as much as possible.

What do I do about the smell of fire and smoke?

One of the most disturbing aspects of a fire is the acrid smell it leaves behind. Our SERVPRO team understands that foul odors are particularly harmful to the hospitality industry as they directly affect customer satisfaction. To eliminate the stench, our technicians may use some of the following equipment:

    •    Ozone generators to remove odor molecules
    •    Thermal fogging to spray deodorizing solution reaching all corners of the rental unit
    •    Deodorizing pellets to neutralize the smell

We also shampoo carpets and clean all surfaces, so soot, smell, and smoke become a thing of the past. As needed, we can also explore your ventilation system and clean it.

SERVPRO of Fort Lee is at your service when disaster strikes, and you need an efficient solution. Just call us at (201) 496-6024 and invite us to leave your home. “Like it never even happened.”

What Does Psychrometry Mean?

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Specialists in Cliffside Park Use the Study of Air to Tackle Damage After a Flood.

After a flood, the last thing you probably care about is learning a new word like psychrometry (psychrometrics). However, how the properties of air interact with each other are essential to the restoration of your Cliffside Park home. Basically, it is the measurement of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point that restoration specialists use to determine conditions for drying your home after a flood.

Why are Temperature and Humidity Important?

Optimal Drying Conditions are Directly Related to Temperature and Humidity

Flood damage in your Cliffside Park Home typically also means higher humidity levels. Warm air can retain more moisture than cold air. The more moisture in the air, the higher the humidity, it is often referred to as the humidity ratio, which measures the grains of moisture per pound of dry air (GPP). Grains of moisture is a unique unit of measurement that boils down to about 7,000 grains of moisture equaling about a pint of water. If theres a lot of moisture in the air, it is heavier than dry air and can cause residual damage if not adequately dried.

Why Should I Worry About Condensation in My Home?

  • Saturated air that can no longer hold any more water vapor reaches the dew point temperature, causing condensation.
  • Excess condensation after a flood can impede the drying process and create further damage. 
  • Hopefully, you do not see condensation while SERVPRO technicians work in your home because they control the temperature with the HVAC system and reduce humidity with dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO specialists understand the ins and outs of psychrometric calculations and use a chart or wheel to determine and track their drying progress for each project they undertake. For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024. 

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Is Fire Restoration Available Day or Night in Cliffside Park?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fire flames The goal of any fire damage project is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Provides 24-Hour Fire Damage Restoration for Customers in Cliffside Park

You have enough on your mind after a Cliffside Park housefire without worrying about when you can call for restoration services. SERVPRO has crews ready to go seven days a week, 24 hours a day. This does give you peace of mind knowing that expert restoration is available when you need it. Not only are we Faster to Any Size Disaster, but you can also count on us to make sure that we do whatever we can to save you money with fast, efficient cleanup and recovery. A lot of this can be achieved with the on-site cleaning methods that we have perfected as well as convenient, controlled demolition services.

What Happens with My Belongings?

It can be devastating to know that you lost a lot of personal belongings in a house fire. However, we do whatever possible to ensure that we salvage what we can once you call us for help with fire damage in Cliffside Park. Our skilled technicians have a copious amount of training in the use of advanced techniques, tools, and cleaning methods.

Most of the time, we do what we can to clean fire-damaged items on-site. However, we sometimes have to remove items for further cleaning with our pack-out services. We can bring things to our warehouse for detailed cleaning of items stricken with smoke, soot, odors, and other degrees of damage.

For on-site cleaning, some of the different strategies that we use to remove odors and soiling from your household contents include:

Chemical Agents: Some products are better at eliminating residues than others by way of emulsion. We have a range of chemical agents made for protecting the surface while easily rinsing away soot and smoke residue with the help of pressurized water.

Deodorization: Even items not directly within the fire-loss zone become penetrated by foul odors. We have EPA-registered products and advanced equipment that help us to neutralize odors, including:

    •    Hydroxyl machines
    •    Thermal foggers
    •    Ozone generators
    •    Air scrubbers

Agitation: There are many cases where on-site cleaning is more accessible when our technicians can reduce soil buildup on surfaces. Light, medium, or heavy agitation is beneficial because of methods such as dusting or working on surfaces with steel wool.

What About Moisture from Extinguishing the Flames?

Something important with any fire damage project is making sure no moisture lingers throughout the cleanup process. Odors and mold can spread, which boosts the chances of secondary damage that creates added costs and potential health hazards. SERVPRO technicians have access to a range of moisture detection tools to ensure that no pockets of hidden moisture are left behind.

    •    Households naturally contain mold spores. However, these spores remain dormant until germination takes place, such as when materials get soaked from dousing the flames from a house fire.
    •    Mold spores proliferate within 24 to 72 hours after being exposed to increased moisture levels.
    •    Our team utilizes specialized moisture detection technology to locate any areas within your home where water may have migrated. Common areas to check into include the areas behind walls and baseboards, under flooring, and within hidden nooks and crannies.
    •    Not only do we dry all areas thoroughly, but we also apply EPA-registered anti-microbial solutions that work to inhibit mold growth.

Will My Home Still Smell Like a Fire Happened?

This is a common concern with many homeowners. Soot and smoke residue left behind after a fire can create a constant reminder if not addressed adequately. If the particulates made their way into your HVAC system, merely turning on your heating or cooling can cause foul odors to resurface. We have specialized cleaning techniques and sealants that we can use on your HVAC system to ensure this does not happen.

Many particles remain invisible to the naked eye, which is why our IICRC-certified technicians use a multi-layer approach for smoke odor elimination. This gets done by using thermal foggers that heat chemical deodorants that bind to odor molecules. We also have air scrubber machines that feature powerful HEPA filtration to pull particulates from the air throughout the loss zone.

Will My Home Be Structurally Sound?

We only enter into your home after first responders deem it safe for entry. With any fire damage project, our crew thoroughly inspects all structural elements to ensure safety and integrity. Additionally, we often use controlled demolition for any materials that are not salvageable, including things like carpet and drywall. If the insulation within your walls has taken on a great deal of smoke damage, we can remove the first few inches to replace it with all brand-new materials.

The goal of any fire damage project is to make it “Like it never even happened,” so that your home gets restored to pre-fire condition. Call us at SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 to have a crew deployed to your location for emergency restoration services.

How Can I Get Rid of the Bad Smells in My Flood-Damaged Shop in Fort Lee?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Clear, blue water wavy surface with splash If your business is ever impacted by flooding, you need the assistance of a professional flood damage cleanup and restoration service.

Contact a Good Remediation Service in Fort Lee to Neutralize Foul Floodwater Odors with  EPA and OSHA-Approved Chemical Agents

Fort Lee is no stranger to severe weather and flooding. The city’s location on the Hudson River, not far from the northeast coastline, means that it suffers the effects of severe storms throughout the year. In the summer and fall, it weathers frequent tropical storms and full-blown hurricanes. During the winter and spring months, powerful Nor’easters often assault it. When these storms pass through, they usually bring severe flooding with them.

How Do Companies Like SERVPRO Clean Up and Restore Flood-Damaged Businesses?

Floodwaters usually bring with them odorous contaminants, like dead animals, human waste, and hazardous chemicals. SERVPRO and other Fort Lee commercial flood damage cleanup and remediation companies attempt to neutralize these odors by:

    •    Ventilating your home with high-velocity box fans
    •    Removing remaining odorous chemicals and particles from the air with state-of-the-art air scrubbers
    •    Using ultra-low volume foggers to inject disinfectants, antifungals, and deodorants into even the most difficult-to-access areas
    •    Spraying disinfectants and other antimicrobials directly onto impacted surfaces

After SERVPRO completes this service on your business property, our workers have often eliminated most harmful microbes and unpleasant smells.

What Kinds of Chemical Agents Does SERVPRO Use to Neutralize Unpleasant Smells?

Our highly experienced technicians deal with unwanted odors by first removing their source and then eliminating any remaining smell-producing microorganisms. Some of the chemical products we employ to neutralize odors are:

    •    Disinfectants and antifungals that kill or slow the proliferation of viruses, bacteria, and fungi
    •    Agents that force odorous particles out of the air and onto easily cleaned surfaces by combining with them
    •    Agents that reduce humidity by absorbing moisture
    •    Odor masking substances that cover up unwanted smells with other, more pleasing odors

SERVPRO, using these scientifically designed chemicals, can effectively get rid of most foul odors associated with flood damage.

If your business is ever impacted by flooding, you need the assistance of a professional flood damage cleanup and restoration service. Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 for help.

How Can I Stop Mold Damage in My Fort Lee House?

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage on a wall with paint peeling When a mold infestation spreads, your best option is to contact the professionals at SERVPRO. We are available 24/7.

Avoid Mold Damage Remediation Mistakes in Fort Lee

Applying bleach directly and scrubbing the surface is a short term solution to mold damage. But, you need Professional Fort Lee Mold Remediation Services to Stop it Coming Back.

Why does mold return after bleaching a surface?

The mold damage that reappears on surfaces in your Fort Lee home is likely to be a symptom of a larger microbial growth issue. Clearing away mold using disinfectant or bleach is a short-term method of controlling growth. However, if mold returns after cleaning, there is an underlying issue that could be spreading throughout your property. SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can identify the root causes of mold growth then perform the necessary steps to reduce and control it in your property.

Where can mold grow in my home?

  • Inside wall, ceiling or floor cavities
  • Beneath furnishings or fittings
  • On natural materials that are wet or damp

How do you fix recurring mold issues?

Finding the source of a mold problem is essential to remediation. Key signifiers of hidden mold growth in the home may be musty odors or visible signs of growth. These indicators suggest that the source of the issue may be behind a wall or on a hidden damp spot. To remove mold, we need to control moisture. Controlling moisture may include drying inside wall cavities or placing dehumidifiers in the affected area to slow mold growth. When cleaning colonies, it is essential to apply negative air pressure. Mold spores are microscopic and can spread unnoticed throughout your home.  Negative air pressure provides a vacuum to prevent mold spores from spreading during aggressive remediation.

Identifying and remediating the source of mold is the only way to prevent it from coming back. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 to stop mold growing in your home.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

Let us help you get back to business

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

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

Extensive training and specialized products

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

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

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

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

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

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

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

Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee today at (201) 496-6024 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

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

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

What is the Best Way to Handle Water Coming into My Attic?

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

storm warning sign with cloudy skies It is storm season in NJ. Should a storm damage your home, call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Know Storm Water Entering Your Fort Lee Home can Cause Severe Damage Needing Professional Restoration Services 

When big storms deliver considerable damage to Fort Lee properties, one thing each situation has in common is the water cleanup needs to begin as soon as possible. If a roof gets damaged from high winds or hail, water can start to enter and run downward following the rules of gravity and causing issues to ceilings, walls, and anything in its path.  

Can Insulation Get Restored from Storm or Flood Damage? 

A few factors figure into the insulation outcome in your Fort Lee home affected by storm or flood damage. The type of insulation is one of the most significant determinants. Unless it is fiberglass insulation, then it may be a loss. SERVPRO techs can collect the fiberglass insulation and dry it outside the loss area and prep it for reinstallation.  

Another consideration is the type of water affecting the insulation. If it is wet from rainwater from a roof leak or broken window, it can get restored in many cases. However, if groundwater is saturated with the insulation, no matter what the construction materials are, it requires the removal and disposal of a biohazard.  

Actions to Secure a Property from Further Water Loss 

When storm damage happens, the technicians work quickly to ascertain all areas that are exposed and need protection from allowing further loss within the home. Common tactics include:  

  • Placing tarps over areas of damaged roofing
  • Using heavy gauge plastic or boards over broken windows
  • Containment around loss areas to stop the spread of airborne droplets
  • Arrange for removal of fallen tree limbs 

What to Expect During Mitigation in an Attic  

When water loss events occur in a Fort Lee attic, the first goal of the SERVPRO techs is to limit any further loss to the home. After tarping over any leaks in the roof to deter any more water from entering, they can use a vacuum with a specialized attachment for insulation collection. Next, they move on to use their equipment to remove any remaining water that seeped under the insulation. When mitigation efforts are underway in an attic, due to the amount of dirt and dust, the techs commonly put up barriers over doorways if anything gets kicked up from all the activity, it does not wind up in the home. 

The ceilings directly below the loss area get inspected to see if any drip-through occurred. The techs do not rely only on visual inspections but use various types of detection equipment, including Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras that readily point out areas that are cooler with water. This equipment is ideal to use to "see" behind walls, within floor joists, and under flooring. 

Signs of Water Loss in Structural Elements in a Home 

When water migrates from an attic space downward, it leaves tell-tale signs along the way. One of the most alarming is water dripping through a ceiling onto furnishings or the floor below. Other signs include:  

  • Stains on walls and ceilings
  • Paint "bubbles"
  • Warped or buckled sheetrock
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Loose or fallen ceiling tiles 

Drying Configurations are Unique to Each Job Site 

When drying a property with storm damage, SERVPRO technicians determine the exact scale of the area that requires drying. They can deploy air movers en masse over a broad area or build tented or tubed drying chambers to direct warm, dry area over a specific, targeted area. Our goal is the attainment of preset drying targets as fast as possible at drying a loss area. Achieving drying goals lessens the chances for additional loss and secondary issues that can occur when there is too much time between the first loss event and the time to dry it.  

Handling Contents Affected by Water 

When water drips down from an attic leak and gets furnishings wet, SERVPRO techs test the material of upholstered items and carpet to determine if they are suitable for the most common methods of drying and cleaning. Techniques such as standing sofa cushions on their ends during drying assist with speeding along the mitigation process. Then problems as water spots and stains are addressed to ensure we restore the pieces to their preloss condition. As a final step, the techs apply any odor control methods to handle any remaining water odors resident in the property.  

SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 for assistance with storm and flood damage in your home. The technicians are available 24/7, arrive quickly, and restore your home to its preloss condition. 

How Do I Get Rid of Soot After a Kitchen Fire?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage in kitchen SERVPRO can mitigate your fire damage kitchen in your Fort Lee home.

SERVPRO Removes Different Types of Soot Residues in Fort Lee Homes

After a fire in Fort Lee, you may notice that some residue comes off very quickly, while another residue is tough to remove. There are different types of smoke created from the burning material and the type of fire, causing a variety of residues. The amount of oxygen present and the speed of the fire also contribute to the amount and type of smoke deposits. More than one kind of smoke residue is often present after a fire.

What is Smoke?

Smoke is a by-product of the material burning and is present in your fire-damaged Fort Lee home. Smoke is gas and microscopic particles. The type of gases and aerosols present in smoke varies depending on the material burning. Oxides of nitrogen come from organic matter, while sulfur dioxide comes from inorganic matter. Gases such as carbon monoxide are hazardous during a fire but dissipate when the fire stops, leaving no residue from this oxygen stealing compound.

What is Soot?

  • Soot is also known as smoke residue, which is the substance that settles on surfaces when the fire stops.
  • There are different types of smoke residue; wet, dry, protein, and fuel.
  • Wet smoke residue tends to be difficult to clean, leaving stains and penetrating porous surfaces.

How Do I Clean Smoke Residue?

  • Technicians can often remove dry smoke by vacuuming.
  • Wet smoke requires aggressive cleaning methods and products.
  • Protein fires, usually in the kitchen, typically require a lot of odor removal. Protein fires do not typically cause much visible staining.
  • Fuel oil smoke residue often comes from furnaces exhausting old smoke and is typically

For assistance after a fire, Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024. We make it "Like it never even happened." 

How can I prevent emergency floodwaters from causing permanent damage to my home?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Sign "Watch for high water during heavy rains" We know how hazardous flood damage can be to your Fort Lee home. Call us right away at (201) 496-6024.

Road overflow, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding can cause thousands of dollars worth of losses in your Fort Lee home. Using professional restorers can help to keep losses to a minimum and reduce permanent damages. 

How can I prepare and prevent flooding during the winter season?

It is not uncommon for homeowners to experience flood damage in Fort Lee. These emergencies can be devastating and lead to temporary relocation as well as causing severe harm to your home. While flood emergencies can be sudden, there are some precautions you can put in place ahead of time to assist you. Checking your insurance coverage for all types of flood-related harm as well as inspecting drainage equipment in your home. Drainage equipment may include sump pumps for garages and basements as well as gutters or pipes, which are under significantly more stress during the winter months. 

If you are expecting heavy rainfall, you may want to install a vapor barrier in the crawlspace of your home. Vapor barriers can be very effective at reducing water issues by blocking any moisture in your crawl space from reaching the upper levels of your home. Keep an eye on local and government weather warnings throughout the winter period. You may want to put together a flood-preparedness kit. Ideas of what to include in your kit can be found on both federal and state websites. 

What should I include in a Flood preparedness kit?

- Essential documentation such as insurance papers, banking, prescriptions, as well as phone numbers. By sealing these documents in a watertight bag, you can ensure you maintain access to your accounts in an emergency. 

- Medicine both prescription medication as well as over the counter aids. You may also want to include freshwater

- Transistor radios

- Flashlights as well as essential tools

- Batteries

- Dry non-perishable goods

- Cash

I have been temporarily relocated from the area during a flood, what happens to my home?

Our team here at SERVPRO has extensive experience at dealing with properties when inhabitants are off-site or temporarily evacuated. This period is critical in the overall expense of your claim. Large amounts of standing water can degrade and migrate, which can, in some cases, result in severe structural damage to the home. You may need remodeling or rebuilding of some areas of the home. However, first, we need to provide a safe working space. 

Professional restorers can enter your property to perform vital mitigation tasks. Scoping the property, removing large volumes of water as well as deodorizing or disinfecting the affected area can all be essential to the mitigation process. These efforts can not only prevent secondary damages like mold growth or water degradation but also provide a clean working environment for specialist repairs. Contents can be moved to safe distances from the affected areas of your home. These may be on-site in unaffected rooms or taken to an external storage facility. 

How quickly can you remove floodwaters from my home?

Water removal is a time-sensitive procedure. Every second that moisture is in your home, it can migrate to previously unaffected areas, affect structural cavities, be absorbed by natural materials, or create the ideal conditions for mold growth. Our service teams work against the clock to ensure a significant reduction in standing water within the first few hours of arriving on-site. 

First, we assess what type of scenario we are dealing with, whether the water intrusion includes solid-waste, how we are going to transport it from your home as well as the standing water level. High-pressure pumps are just one type of removal equipment we can use with sufficient lift to pump water out from subterranean areas of the home. In most flood emergencies, a combination of extraction equipment, as well as pumps, is necessary to reduce water volume substantially in the first twenty-four hours. 

Once water removal is complete, what restoration services should be complete before it is safe to return to my home?

- Pre-cleaning and conditioning of fabrics such as carpets

- Replacement of affected drywall or other inexpensive building materials

- Wet and Dry-cleaning of contents either on or off-site

- Disinfectant of some areas of the home to return it to a sanitary condition

- Deodorization using Ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging equipment

- Refinishing of surfaces as well as base-coating for a uniform finish

We pride ourselves in returning a flooded property to its preloss condition. Our meticulous cleaning, refinishing, and deodorizing can ensure that when you do return to your property, it is "Like it never even happened." 

For all types of flooding emergencies, contact SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496- 6024 immediately.

Call Our Experts In Fort Lee After A Flood

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

A basement with card board boxes and flood damage Notice how much the water climbed up the cardboard boxes in this basement after a flood; we were able to begin restoration right away.

Catch Basin Blockages Can Flood Your Fort Lee Split-Level Home

Catch basins and culvert systems are one of the most elaborate underground networks for redirecting water in Fort Lee to places where it does not damage homes or businesses. The reliability of this network hinges on the intake points, the catch basins, remaining clear of debris and blockages. Gratings can get covered over or plugged, which can prevent water from getting into culverts and diverted away. 

Especially in the fall months where leaves can fall from trees for weeks and weeks on end, these leaves can block off catch basins and cause flood damage for Fort Lee homes. With many residences in the area being split-level homes, overflowing runoff water from the roadways can find a way into the partial subterranean level of your home. Standing water in this living space can lead to structural deterioration, build back, decontamination, and more. 

Because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, our SERVPRO team can mobilize quickly amid an emergency like this to reach your home within hours of your first notice of loss. While we prioritize extraction first to remove standing water, we must remain mindful of affected contents and the potential for contamination, as invading water can get exposed to oils, bacteria, dirt, and other threats before entering the property.

Often the initial levels of intruding water in your home do not warrant the use of submersible pumps but rather a combination of attachments like carpet and squeegee wands on wet vacuums. These portable extraction devices allow our technicians to move from one affected room to another quickly. Because of the threat of contamination, many of the exposed surfaces require controlled demolition and replacement, which can also help to streamline moisture removal when saturated materials get discarded.

Overflowing catch basins can cause problems for your home if you are not aware of the situation. If you are battling flood damage losses in your home, our SERVPRO of Fort Lee team can help with a fast and reliable response amid the disaster. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (201) 496-6024.

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