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

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

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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 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 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. 

Fire Damage Restoration and Cleaning in Edgewater Homes

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should Fort Lee Homeowners Clean Fire Damage Themselves?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

The types of soot SERVPRO technicians deal with regularly are:

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

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

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

Enjoy an Exciting Day of Fantasy and Fun in Fort Lee.

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Cartoon video objects. Fantasy and Fun all in one, go out and enjoy the day.

Attend the Puchi Anime & Video Game Con in Fort Lee on June 5th and 6th.

Are you a big fan of Japanese art forms?  Well, then, local event planner Perez Play has just the Fort Lee event for you.  The planner has announced that its popular Puchi Anime & Video Game Con is being held this year on June 5th and 6th at the Hyatt Place Fort Lee / George Washington Bridge.  Among other things, attendees can enjoy some of the following fantastical activities:

  • Anime Game Show
  • Anime Rap Battle
  • Cosplay Anime Dance Classes
  • Cosplay Masquerade
  • J-Pop and K-Pop Karaoke
  • Video Gaming Activities

The convention starts at 11 AM and ends at 8 PM on the 5th and continues on the 6th between 11 AM and 5 PM.  Visit the Puchi Con website or call 551-795-1333 for additional details.

As your neighbors, SERVPRO of Fort Lee is pleased to tell you about this interesting nearby convention.  At the same time, as one of the area’s best fire damage restoration companies, we would also like to remind you that we are always here to help.  Call us anytime at (201) 496-6024 for assistance.

Have a Laugh with Other Fort Lee Residents at a Comedy Showcase

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Two large SERVPRO services vehicles. Fire loss will be more if you do not act fast enough to the damage. Call SERVPRO for their expertise in the matter of fire damage restoration.

See the final Miracle Mile OTR Comedy Showcase of 2020. 

If there is anything that we need after a year like this one, it is a good laugh. On December 30th, 2020, you can take in the final comedy showcase event by the Miracle Mile OTR. These events bring out the best of the best in the regular open mic events. The open mics and main events happen at the Wreckognize Gaming Store in Union City.

Ticket sales for these events that continue into the new year are 15 dollars, and beyond admission to the showcase, you also get hot chocolate, popcorn, and a water bottle. For more information and to grab your ticket to the night of laughter and fun, call (201) 223-9087.

There is no fun in needing fire and odor restoration for your Fort Lee home. With practical and efficient deodorization practices, we can make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Give SERVPRO of Fort Lee a call today at (201) 496-6024.

Why Can I Not Recover Food Items from The Pantry After a Fire in Fort Lee?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

How Can I Clean Smoke Residue?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Different Types of Smoke Residue in your Cliffside Park Home May Require a Professional Service

Understanding how the smoke and fire travels within your Cliffside Park home is essential to the restoration process. Whenever a fire ignites in your home, it is necessary to understand the fire theory, which differentiates the ensuing smoke and soot depending on their origin and path. The average homeowner does not need to concern themselves about making this distinction when they call an experienced company. 

In Cliffside Park, fire damage is a job for the team to come to your rescue with the expertise and equipment. At SERVPRO, we train in the classroom and on-the-job to bring industry best practices and the latest technology into your home. As we begin the restoration process, we survey your home to determine the scope of the damage and moisture levels. When we pre-test different areas, we can plan on proper cleaning solutions based on the type of smoke damage we are managing.

How does smoke behave?

When our SERVPRO team speaks about smoke and fire behavior, we take into account that smoke tends to rise and move along your pipes, which invites it to travel through your home. As we consider the equipment and techniques available to us, we attempt to classify in one of the following categories:

  • Dry smoke- happens when natural materials burn, such as wood and paper. It happens fast and at high temperatures.
  • Wet smoke- happens when manmade materials burn, such as plastic. It leaves a sticky residue and foul odor.
  • Protein fires- tend to happen when food products burn and leave a strong smell behind with little visible residue.

Some other types of materials such as fuel can leave residue and damage in their wake, but our SERVPRO team can handle virtually all types from start to finish. Our deodorizing and sanitizing techniques round up our restoration efforts to ensure your house returns to mint condition.

Don't leave the restoration to chance. Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 and let us make your home "Like it never even happened."

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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 Do I Get Rid of Soot After a Kitchen Fire?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

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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." 

We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Fort Lee After A Fire

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration In Fort Lee Can Involve A Large Amount Of Debris Removal

Once an inferno ignites on your Fort Lee property, the flames can quickly spread and possibly torch a large number of your building materials and structural components. When conducting fire damage restoration, a professional company such as SERVPRO can end up spending a lot of their work hours removing burnt debris. In some cases, the burnt items in your home can be saved by cleaning, but if the fire was severe, demolition procedures could occur.

During fire damage restoration in Fort Lee, the first thing our SERVPRO technicians do is inspect the building for safety hazards. If light fixtures were affected, we can shut off the power and bring in other lights so that no electrical hazards exist. We can also go through your house and look for any other potential safety issues, such as fall and trip hazards. For example, if burnt sections of your ceiling are hanging down, we can safely remove them so that they do not fall on any of the workers or other building occupants. Or, if there is a large number of burnt items that have already fallen to the ground, we can clear paths for occupants so that no tripping dangers exist.

Before working towards demolition or debris removal, our SERVPRO crew also makes sure that the building is sealed from the outside. During structural blazes, windows often shatter when they get too hot, or the firefighters break your doors and windows to extinguish the flames. If there are burnt chunks of wall, doors, or broken windows after the blaze takes place and your home is exposed to the outdoor elements, we can go through and board up and seal off the openings in your structure.

Once the work site is deemed safe, we first determine what got charred so badly to where it needs to be removed and replaced and what we think we can save. To start the demolition process, we first start removing any loose burnt debris on your floors. Next, we start removing sections of your ceiling and drywall that got severely charred. When disposing of burnt fire damaged items in your house, we always put the debris into sealed industrial strength trash bags so that no soot can spread to previously unaffected areas of your structure.

If you ever need helping cleaning up burnt materials after a fire takes its toll on your property, call SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 24/7.

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The Right Tools Clean Away Fire Damage in Edgewater Kitchen

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has the Tools and Experienced Technicians you need for your Home’s Fire Damage

Kitchens are by far one of the most common rooms in a residence to receive fire damage. From dinner-gone-wrong scenarios to incorrect use of appliances causing flame-ups, they all leave behind some form of fire loss to clean. 

Many homeowners assume when no structural loss happened, the aftermath of fire damage in an Edgewater kitchen is something they just have to live with, such as visible smoke on the ceiling. However, any amount of soot has the potential to be an irritant, and it can spread through the air or foot traffic to other areas of the home, spreading the pungent odor of the fire throughout the property. 

Inspection Before Cleaning

The SERVPRO techs inspect properties and test residues before cleaning to ensure they make the correct choice for both the type of smoke they are removing as well for the surfaces they are working with. This attention to detail inhibits the potential for loss by using an improper cleaning method and gives the homeowner the best outcome possible. 

Cleaning Wet Smoke

This quickly smearing mess is the most common type of smoke damage in a kitchen, and it is so tough to remove that it often requires a solvent-based cleaning agent to release the grip the residue has on surfaces such as countertops, cabinets, and ceilings. Many of SERVPRO's exclusive cleaning formulas have dual action as a deodorizing agent, which assists with reducing the odors as it works to lift away the smoke from surfaces.

Specialized Cleaning Applications for Ceilings

This is one of the hardest areas to clean away smoke damage. The techs use wet sponges on extension poles to lift away the residue without grinding it into the surface. When the techs finish, if any residual odors remain in the kitchen, they can choose from a diverse array of odor control procedures to ensure there are no reminders of the fire left behind. 

SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 stands ready to assist local property owners with the cleanup of any size fire damage to their homes. With their extensive training and advanced equipment, the techs restore the residence to its pre-fire condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Environmental Threats After A Fire in Edgewater

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

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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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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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Space Heater Safety

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

When the weather begins to cool down, the use of things like space heaters will continue to increase. If used improperly, they can cause some serious damage. Luckily, there are a few ways to try and avoid this!

When using a space heater that burns fuel, like a kerosene heater, always use the manufacturer's specified fuel. 

Another important idea to remember is to always turn of portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. If not, an unsupervised space heater can cause an unpleasant surprise.

The last tip to remember is to plug the space heaters directly into outlets, never into an extension cord or power strip.

By following these simple tips, we hope you are able to avoid a visit and call to us here at SERVPRO of Fort Lee!

Fire Restoration Process

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Fort Lee, one of the things we pride ourselves on is our process after someone experiences a fire. We work tirelessly in order to get their life back. 

Our Process

  1. Call Us - Once we receive your call, we have a manager come and evaluate the extent of the damage.
  2. Emergency Board Up - We have our crew tarp any damaged portions of your roof, windows, or doors. This tarp creates a waterproof barrier and protects from break-ins.
  3. Mitigation - We extract any water from the property that might be left from the fire department.
  4. Pack Out - Once we have the approval from the insurance company, we pack the contents of your home and move them to our cleaning facility.
  5. Cleaning - We have our crews clean different parts of the home. Our crews can clean furniture, clothes, toys, electronics, and more.
  6. Pack Back - Once your home is ready, we have all of your belongings delivered back to you.

We take pride in this process and the success we have had in the past. If you ever find yourself in this situation, give SERVPRO of Fort Lee a call at (201) 496-6024.

Grilling Safety Tips

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

With barbecue season upon us, we find more and more that tragedy can strike due to grills. Although it seems like something we use daily, without the proper precautions, it can be extremely dangerous. However, we have a few tips and safety precautions you can follow when deciding to grill. 

  1. Only use grills outdoors. The use of propane and charcoal barbecue grills indoors can cause a fire in the blink of an eye.
  2. Place the grill away from your home as well as other things that may catch fire. If something goes wrong, your grill can ignite in flames and cause everything around it to as well.
  3. Always clean your grill. Sometimes, when the grill has a buildup of excess grease or fat from a previous barbecue, that can cause flames to jump up higher than normal. This can prove dangerous for you and the people around.
  4. Finally, never leave the grill unattended. Make sure that someone is always around the grill in the event that something does go wrong.

Even if you follow these precautions, tragedy still can strike. If you find yourself in that situation, call SERVPRO of Fort Lee. We're here to help.