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SERVPRO Keeps Nutley Entertainment Sites Open After Water-Damaging Events

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

soaked and water damaged hardwood floor boards Steve Lamprou says SERVPRO Provides Commercial Properties in Nutley with Swift Water Extraction and Restoration!

Drying a Sprung Wood Dance Floor in a Nutley Nightclub

Sprinkler system malfunctions can leave your Nutley nightclub contending with considerable water damage. Even though you have backflow prevention designed to reduce or eliminate the continued flow of water out of a breach in this sprinkler system, these check valves are not always a reliable system. Continued water-flow from a broken sprinkler head could significantly damage sensitive materials like the dancefloor of your nightclub without the appropriate intervention and mitigation from our SERVPRO professionals.

A water loss in Nutley nightclubs like yours must get addressed quickly to reduce the potential damage to sprung wood flooring used in the dancing areas. The beech, maple, and oak flooring materials common to this specialized surface is susceptible to water penetration even with the lamination or epoxy coating. Standing water can collect in your dropped dancing area, which can continue to adversely affect the wood planks in the sprung floor until the appropriate drying steps get taken.

With a team of skilled in-house general contractors, we can begin restoring the damage to your nightclub as soon as our SERVPRO professionals arrive at the structure. For sprinkler system breaches, reinstallation of plumbing fixtures can allow our team to re-pressurize the lines to restore fire suppression support as our technicians work to mitigate the flooding scenario. With standing water on the sprung wood flooring, we can start by utilizing water removal tools like light extraction wands, submersible pumps if the depth is higher than several inches, and even squeegees, mops, and buckets.

Because of the natural resistance to immediate water absorption, dance floors can often get restored to their original prominence and appearance with quick drying. Between mats and tenting of the affected area, we can continually monitor the draw of moisture from the material to provide the appropriate moisture content to maintain the cushion and finish on the floor. We recognize that the sub-floor, which helps provide the "spring," is crucial to swift drying for restoration.

We understand the investments that you have made in the natural or engineered wood flooring for your nightclub and can help to protect this investment with sound drying strategies beginning as soon as the team arrives at your business. No matter how we can help, our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield professionals are standing by at (973) 662-0062.

Fast and Thorough Cleaning after Flood Damage Incidents in Nutley

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded living room Our SERVPRO experts will restore your home back to its original state.

We know how devastating flood damage can be in Nutley homes 

Flooding incidents can soil vast areas of your Nutley home, necessitating thorough cleanup. A cleaning exercise that reaches all the nooks and crannies may require extensive effort and take considerable time. SERVPRO crews are highly trained, so we are capable of doing such cleanup fast, but most importantly, we do it thoroughly.

Establishing the right cleaning goals after a flood damage incident in Nutley helps ensure the process runs smoothly. Although the incident might cause widespread damages, there are also likely to be pre-existing conditions. Separating the two issues helps complete the process faster. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the site or make inquiries to find out whether there were previously unresolved water loss issues. Such issues cause mold development delaying the process, unlike in a case involving soiling and water damage from the current incident only.

The kind of contents you have at your home can affect the speed of the cleanup process. Bulky items such as appliances or furniture can stand in the way when performing cleaning processes such as wet vacuuming or agitating surfaces. However, they are not the only contents that can delay the process. Many homeowners do not want areas where they keep valuables such as heirlooms, jewelry, and other valuables touched. However, since flooding does not follow expected patterns, cleaning all areas is the best approach. Our SERVPRO technicians inquire whether there are such valuables in the house and suggest immediate removal before starting the cleanup process to avoid delays later on.

Opening up different assemblies in the house, such as walls, stairs, and cabinets, helps create better reach to remove soils and pockets of stagnant water. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts to open up walls. We also open up assemblies such as countertops and cabinets, creating better room for cleaning processes, which speeds up the entire exercise.

When a flood hits you, quick action can help save your property and minimize the inconveniences. Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 to help deal with the soiling, "Like it never even happened."

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We Have Effective Techniques To Restore Your Belleville Home After A Fire

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

A room covered in debris after a fire Our skilled professionals are ready 24/7 to respond to your fire damage emergency. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Cleaning Wooden Furniture and Fittings Affected By Fire Damage Incidents in Belleville

Fire incidents affect wooden items the most since aspects of combustion such as flames, heat, and smoke are detrimental to such things. After identifying the unsalvageable items, there is a need to take remedial action, such as cleaning the salvageable ones. Professional fire restoration crews from SERVPRO rely on different steps to get the job done.

Wiping With Dry Cleaning Sponges

Residue deposit is one of the most prevalent forms of fire damage in affected Belleville properties. Removing such deposits from furniture items such as tables and chairs or fittings such as cabinets is crucial in restoring their preloss state. Extended exposure to soot can lead to stains or corrosion of metallic accessories such as handles or hinges. Our SERVPRO crews use dry cleaning sponges to wipe off residues without wetting the material.

Preventing Setting of Soot Deep Into the Material

While most of the residues are on the surface of the affected materials, they might penetrate deeper depending on the level of exposure to the fire. It is also possible to set the residues more buried into the content during the cleaning process, especially when dealing with massive deposits. Our SERVPRO technicians use denatured alcohol in such cases to remove residues without causing them to set.

Sanding the Parts Made of Unfinished Wood

Perhaps the most robust job when cleaning wood affected by fire damage is when dealing with predominantly unfinished wood. Typically, unfinished wood is common in the interior of fittings such as cabinets or structural supports such as frames. Our SERVPRO technicians sand such areas to remove all residues. Alternatively, we use soda blasting, which is equally effective in eliminating stubborn residues from unfinished wood. An additional advantage of soda blasting is that it does not damage the material and helps with deodorization.

Restoring wooden materials affected by the fire can reduce the cost of fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 to help run the process eliminating all traces of the damage, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Water Damage Experts Discuss How We Assess Hazards In Your Bloomfield Home

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring from leak Loss incidents present new risks and hazards for professional restoration teams every day.

How We Assess Hazards in Water-Damaged Bloomfield Homes

With every recovery and restoration project that our SERVPRO professionals undertake in Bloomfield homes, there are inevitable risks and hazards. Determining the severity of these concerns is a nearly constant balancing act for our technicians on-site and management officials working to maximize efficiency in the safest manner possible. Risk and hazard assessment is only part of the equation; however, as we must classify how these potential pitfalls must get managed.

Hazard management can help our entire team to become more efficient with restoring and drying water damage in Bloomfield homes. In truth, potential problems could exist in multiple areas moving outwardly from the origin point of the water loss. Slip/fall hazards, shock risks, structural weaknesses, and inadequate or non-existent lighting are all potential scenarios our technicians must face on a water restoration site. We must also consider the pressing need to keep others away from these risks and protect the occupants of the house if water loss scenarios were not damaging enough to require relocation.

The identification of the hazards on a water loss site should happen even before much of the mitigation tasks like water removal and drying efforts begin. Knowing these risks can help our SERVPRO professionals to implement control measures to prevent these situations from harming anyone. Not all identified hazards in the house are going to get managed in the same way, as there are typically many approaches that can keep drying and cleaning happening without risking the health and wellbeing of those on-site.

Elimination and substitution are among the top methods for working amongst hazards in a water-damaged house. With this approach, our team members assess the possibilities of avoiding the hazard entirely or designing a safer approach to accomplish the same outcome.

Loss incidents present new risks and hazards for professional restoration teams every day. How these hazards get managed protects not only our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield technicians but those still living on the property. No matter how severe water loss incidents can be, let our team show you that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster by calling (973) 662-0062.

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Our Experts Can Save Your Belleville Home From Mold Damage During The Winter Months

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Getting rid of a troublesome mold problem is best left to the professionals.

How Belleville Residents Overcome Mold Damage during the Winter Months

Microbes- which include fungi, bacteria, and viruses- need three things to grow: food, water, and warmth. During wet periods of the month, central heating combined with wet conditions can cause a benign mold issue to get out of control. Microscopic spores can settle on damp surfaces and find an abundant food source in the home, including insulation, drywall, duck work, and crawlspace materials. Malfunctioning sump pumps, blocked drainage, or appliances can also lead to uncontrolled microbial issues that may require professional assistance to bring back under control.

You might want to look into professional mold damage remediation in Belleville if you have a stubborn microbial issue that either presents a challenge to remove or returns days after removal. SERVPRO technicians hold qualifications from the nationally recognized Institute of Cleaning, Restoration and Certification body. We can help you to get back control of a tricky mold situation and give you advice about how to avoid repeat visits. Using a wide range of chemical cleaners, anti-microbial treatments, and equipment, we can help to restore your home to its reasonable, preloss condition.

Air quality can suffer as a result of microbial growth. Mold colonies release spores into the indoor environment as well as producing unpleasant malodors. SERVPRO can bring in premium High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) scrubbers to help remove unwanted spores from an indoor environment. These devices are especially useful in closed areas that do not receive natural air-passages or become difficult to ventilate.

Existing mold colonies can be scrubbed or scraped, away, and the affected area treated with a thorough disinfectant. These chemicals help to destroy spores that are invisible to the naked eye, as well as the colonies themselves. In some situations it repainting may be necessary to restore your home to its preloss condition. SERVPRO can use anti-microbial paints to suppress odors as well as providing a clean, mold-resistant base-layer for further decoration.

Getting rid of a troublesome mold problem is best left to the professionals. Contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062.

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How to Succeed With Nutley Commercial Fire Damage Remediation

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

modern hotel lobby When your hotel suffers from fire damage, there is a sense of urgency to mitigate the situation. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Hotel Benefits from Thorough Restoration Efforts After a Commercial Fire Damage Incident in Nutley

Confusion and desperation are common outcomes of fire incidents, so when SERVPRO was called in to clean up and restore a Nutley hotel after a fire incident, we knew we had to be fast and thorough to restore regular operations.

Every incident of commercial fire damage in Nutley is unique, so it is not easy to determine the precise response without a thorough evaluation of the loss site. Our customer service representative who received the call from the owner requested as much information as possible, including how long the fire burnt, what areas were affected, and what materials were in the affected areas. With all the stresses involved after a fire incident, it is possible to forget some crucial details, which is why our support staff collect as much information as possible before sending the restoration crews.

Although most of the damage happens during the blaze, secondary damages happen later on, especially if the site is left untouched.  When our SERVPRO technicians arrived at the hotel, we first set out to identify areas likely to be affected by secondary damages. We could see doorknobs, bathroom taps, and other accessories made of metal or with metallic finishes, which could corrode because of soot deposits and other smoke residues, leading to unnecessary losses. We addressed this by pre-cleaning and applying a thin oil film.  We also checked other issues such as water intrusion that could lead to mold.

With the fire contained in the kitchen where it started, there was minimal physical damage to the rest of the hotel. However, our SERVPRO technicians were prepared to clean the other areas too because smoke filters quickly to other areas pushed by convectional air currents. Identifying rooms with residues on the surfaces and using specialized cleaning mediums such as chemical sponges, which do not leave smudges, helped ensure thoroughness and quick turnaround. 

Restoring normal operations after a loss incident is not always easy, but professional help can make a significant difference.  Call SERVPRO of Nutley/ Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 to help manage the incident, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Professionals Discuss How Moisture Leads To Flood Damage In Belleville

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in home after a storm Contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield for access to flood damage professionals in your area today.

Understanding How Moisture Leads To Flood Damage In Your Belleville Home

It helps to understand how water acts and how to react, should it ever enter your indoor living environment. Your Belleville area home is subject to flooding, regardless of what anyone might have told you before. No one starts with a waterproof home. Even if you live on a houseboat, it can flood.

As a homeowner, the way you react to flood damage on your Belleville property has a significant impact on the losses you experience. Take advantage of your available resources, contact a local restoration expert to conduct a full inspection, and give quality recommendations that may save your home investment.

At SERVPRO, we feel that the more you know about water, the better you might respond when flooding occurs on your property. It helps to understand moisture actions and how to react to specific situations that may cause flood damage. So, let’s look at what water does, and what you can do to correct issues a typical homeowner may face.

Condensation is a process in which water vapor changes into a liquid. When the air becomes saturated with water vapor, and the air gets colder, the vapor condenses, turning into a liquid. Trace amounts of moisture can lead to water damage and even mold growth if not taken care of correctly. If you discover condensation around a window, door, or vent, we can provide you with solutions to correct the problem.

Dew Point is the temperature at which water vapor begins to turn into a liquid. When drying a structure, SERVPRO technicians regularly monitor the indoor temperature to avoid causing what we call indoor-rain. We use the HVAC system or portable heaters and air conditioners to control the environment within the affected area.

Evaporation is the process of pushing moisture from wet materials into the air. During this process, moisture changes from a liquid to a vapor. SERVPRO technicians use air movers to sweep moisture away from the surface and dehumidifiers to replace it with dryer air, an essential part of our drying process.

Water vapor in the air presses against the surfaces it contacts, creating pressure. The more water vapor that exists in the air, the higher the vapor pressure. A structure dries faster when the vapor pressure is lower because less moisture exists in the air.

Contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield for access to flood damage professionals in your area today. Call (973) 662-0062 today!

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Our Professionals Have What It Takes To Restore Your Fire Damaged Nutley Property

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

burned-out chair in a fire The team at SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is ready 24/7 to respond to your fire cleanup needs.

Professional Fire Cleanup in Nutley

Homeowners in the Nutley area who are searching for help in the aftermath of fire do well to contact a local, reputable full-service disaster recovery company. As you try to sort out the necessary tasks, stress, and worry ease when you have an expert in the fire recovery business by your side. Our team of managers and technicians complete the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training to offer customers assistance that aligns with the fire damage restoration industry’s best practices.

Why Professional Cleanup Is Essential
Assessing and planning for fire cleanup in Nutley are jobs for licensed and certified technicians. Fire residues are toxic and highly corrosive, and ordinary cleaning methods fail to clear away the coatings safely or efficiently. Every moment counts when cleaning up fire damage because the chemicals formed during combustion immediately begin discoloring, distorting, and deteriorating the structural components and contents of your home. Our crews complete fire cleanup rapidly, confident in their experience and skills. First, we mitigate or halt ongoing damage, and then remediate or work toward returning the property to preloss condition.

Why Safety Is a Significant Concern
As the fire burns through different materials in your home, dozens of volatile gases, carcinogenic chemicals, and tiny but abrasive particles are created and plume or drift as smoke. Following superheated currents, the airborne debris moves throughout your home, settling and adhering to surfaces. Air quality suffers, and even casual contact with the residues can be hazardous. SERVPRO crew members wear personal protective equipment (PPE) not only to enhance their safety but also to prevent tracking the potentially dangerous debris out of the work areas. We employ negative pressure air scrubbing technology to filter contaminants and seal the spaces during fire cleanup.

Why Following Industry Protocols Benefits Homeowners
The IICRC is an international standards development organization, devoted to establishing best practices for the fire cleanup industry. The theory and techniques gained by SERVPRO technicians are research-based, and our implementation is enhanced by our years of experience. Our response is swift and sure because we are well prepared and fully supported by our inventory of state-of-the-art equipment, tools, and products.

The team at SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is ready 24/7 to respond to your fire cleanup needs. Call (973) 662-0062 to schedule an assessment and an efficient plan to mitigate and remediate the fire damage.

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How Desiccant Dehumidifiers Are Vital In The Drying Process In Bloomfield

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

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The Use of Desiccant Dehumidifiers in Drying Bloomfield Homes

The combination of dehumidifiers and air movers has become a winning drying combination for our SERVPRO brand in Bloomfield over the years. With as quickly as water effects can spread through a home, having the power and efficiency of desiccant dehumidification can help to better protect your residence from additional troubles. Knowing how these units work to maximize the efficiency of the moisture removal process can showcase their vital role in the water recovery ready trailers, our team rolls out with when duty calls.

Addressing water damage in Bloomfield homes is not going to be the sole responsibility of these desiccant dehumidifiers, but they can play a part in how efficiently the process occurs. We have varied sizes and strengths of these units available, and they are the ideal choice for substantial (Class 4) water loss incidents that are widespread threats for an area home or business.

Often our selection of this unit is a stationary machine placed outside and attached to a trailered generator. Air gets pulled into the unit with sections of collapsible, lay-flat hose fed into the problem areas of the house. As it gets brought into the unit, that moist air gets heated similarly to your clothes dryer at home. This warmer, dry air is what gets exhausted from the unit and sent back into the house to further increase the efficiency of moisture removal.

When used in conjunction with air movers, the efficiency of the entire system increases dramatically. Air movers can get positioned in a way to force moisture out of specific saturated elements like walls and ceilings and then pulled into the desiccant dehumidifier by the hose present in the room.

As challenging as drying up, substantial water loss can be, having the right equipment for the task can make all the difference. Our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield invests heavily in the best industry tools, equipment, and products to exceed your expectations with every restoration job we complete. Give our professionals a call anytime that you need us at (973) 662-0062.

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Long-Term Solutions to Commercial Mold Damage in Affected Belleville Beauty Parlors

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

A salon with green chairs and mirrors. Let us guide your Belleville business to succeed without the presents of mold.

SERVPRO will get your business in Belleville on the up and up from mold.

If there are visible signs of mold such as black patches in your beauty parlor, customers might not feel comfortable receiving grooming services from you or your staff. However, some cases of mold development might keep recurring despite your best remediation effort. In such cases, you need a solution that offers long-term results. Hiring a professional team such as SERVPRO to offer remediation services can help find a lasting solution.

Cleaning Preparation

Failure to do proper cleaning whenever there is commercial mold damage in your Belleville beauty parlor can lead to the recurrence of the problem. One way our SERVPRO technicians ensure proper cleaning is identifying all mold hotspots to ensure there are no conditions favoring growth. Typical hotspots in a beauty parlor might include:

  • Areas around pipes and faucets
  • Area around sinks
  • Drains and Trays
  • HVAC Systems

Apart from identifying the hotspot areas, there is a need to establish the extent of infestation on different materials. In some cases, regular cleaning might only remove mold debris on the surface, leaving the hyphae that penetrate deep into the material intact. Removing porous materials such as ceiling panels, carpeting, and insulation contaminated extensively guarantees better long-term results.

Correct Cleaning Agents

Cleaning moldy surfaces require the right products to remove soiling, stains, and kill spores. Our SERVPRO technicians use different types of cleaning agents, such as antimicrobials, which stop or limit the growth of microbes. We also use disinfectants such as phenols and quaternaries to destroy microorganisms.  These products help prevent an immediate recurrence.

Cleaning Procedures

Since mold develops in different locations and on different materials, removal requires different procedures. We have IICRC certified AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians at SERVPRO, who use different approaches to ensure we reach all areas and safeguard materials. HEPA vacuuming helps lift loose mold debris and spores from surfaces. We also use abrasion techniques such as sanding, damp wiping, and wire brushing, especially on unfinished wood surfaces. In some cases, we can apply specialized cleaning techniques such as soda blasting, which offer the same benefits as agitation without damaging the underlying material.

Although it is not easy, beating recurrent mold development is possible. Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 to deal with any infestation, "Like it never even happened."

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