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I Am Dealing With Flood Damage at My Bloomfield Home, What Should I Do?

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

room flooded with floating objects If you have experienced flood damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield for quick action.

Call SERVPRO to Help You Clean Up and Dry Your Bloomfield House

After experiencing flood damage in your home, the priority should be to ensure that it gets back to its pre-damaged state as quickly as possible. Acting quickly can keep your home from sustaining secondary damage. Our technicians are available at all times, and we can arrive at your home as soon as we can.

Why should I hire your company for flood damage clean up?
Cleaning up your home after flooding is essential, but challenging. Our company has been in business for many years, and we have the training and experience required to manage the flood damage in your Bloomfield property. We are licensed, and we ensure that the cleanup process is handled efficiently to protect your home and all its contents. We document all the work done at your home. SERVPRO has certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), the organization that sets the standards for restoring properties. All our technicians are trained and certified by the IICRC, and we can professionally restore your home. Careful cleaning helps prevent further destruction to the property, prevents illness, and reduces the chances or injury.

What are the health hazards of flood damage?
Blackwater is highly contaminated and may contain sewage. This water is a danger to your health, and every surface that comes into contact with it should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, or in some cases, those surfaces need to be replaced. We only use EPA approved products. We use various antimicrobial chemicals. To stay safe, our team also wears personal protective equipment (PPE), such as:

    •    Chemical resistant gloves
    •    Respirators
    •    Splash goggles
    •    Rubber boots
    •    Full bodysuits

What does flood damage cleanup involve?
After your property is exposed to flood damage, performing flood mitigation is necessary. Flood damage mitigation should start shortly after flooding. If you let floodwater sit in your property, it can cause further damage, leading to higher restoration costs. During flood damage mitigation, strict actions like removal of ruined materials like carpeting and drywall is necessary. If there is mold, our team can clean and dry the affected surfaces using safe antimicrobial products or remove the affected materials altogether. Mold can cause health effects, and we, therefore, perform a thorough cleaning and disinfecting as part of flood damage mitigation. Our quick response ensures that mold growth is taken care of at an early stage before it becomes a problem.

The materials that soak in water collect microbes and may spread waterborne diseases. Wood flooring, furniture, and walls can crack, collect fungi, and sag after prolonged exposure to water or moisture. The water mitigation process depends on how long water has remained in your property. Porous materials such as drywall, wood, insulation, carpets, and furniture’s upholstery are more susceptible to flood damage compared to non-porous materials. If such materials remain in the water for too long, replacing them may be the only solution. We can remove the water quickly using high-pressure pumps. Our SERVPRO team also turns on drying equipment like centrifugal air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers on a 24-hour basis in affected areas.

If the flooded rooms have furnishings and valuable items like electrical equipment and paintings, we move and place them in a safe location. We also attend quickly to water-damaged ceilings since they can fall off due to gravity. We can repair extensive flood damage because of our technical skills and high-powered equipment. Air movers are effective in promoting fast drying of surfaces like wet walls and floors by increasing the circulation of air in the house. Dehumidifiers hasten the drying process by eliminating moisture from the air.

We also use air filtration devices that move and filter air simultaneously. These devices may contain several filters. HEPA, High-efficiency particulate air filters eliminate airborne particles from the air and trap them in the filter. Using air filtration devices when drying a property helps control the number of contaminants aerosolized by air movement from drying machines. These devices function as air scrubbers because of their ability to filter air.

What tests do your perform to check for moisture?
It is crucial to test the humidity, temperature, and moisture of your property to determine if we have restored it to usual standards. We carefully check if a home is drying to expectation. We use advanced moisture detection tools to provide a scientific assessment and results we can track. Some of the devices we use include:

    •    Thermal imaging cameras
    •    Moisture sensors
    •    Moisture meters
    •    Thermo-hygrometers

The figures tell us how damp a surface is in number format. We know that a surface is drying as the readings reduce. When we monitor the drying process, it is possible to keep the expenses of drying to a minimum as we can remove the drying equipment once the numbers indicate that drying is complete. Our SERVPRO team can also provide you with a drying certificate, which demonstrates that professionals have verified the drying process has been completed correctly, allowing for the commencement of reinstatement and redecoration work.

If you have experienced flood damage in your Nutley or Belleville home, call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield for quick action. You can reach us at (973) 662-0062 at any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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What Preparations Help Improve the Speed of Restoring Water Damage in Nutley?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Water We can get your property back to the state it was in before the unfortunate water incident.

SERVPRO Teams have a list of Preparations, Tasks, and Tools to Swiftly Assess and Restore your Homes Water Damage.

When you walk into your home and find puddles of water, the main concern is how long it is likely to take to extract the water and dry the excess moisture, restoring preloss conditions. Calling in a professional like SERVPRO can help expedite the process because of the preparations we do before starting work at the loss site.

Collecting Essential Tools

Restoring water damage loss in Nutley involves several activities, most of which require simple or advanced tools to accomplish. Typical actions include removing baseboards, carpets, drywall, and other porous materials affected by the water spill. The lack of such devices can stall or extend the restoration process. Our SERVPRO crews bring fully stocked toolboxes in our production trucks to help tackle standard restoration tasks comfortably. Common tools in most jobs include:

  • Molding lifters
  • Rubber hammers
  • Carpet awls
  • Plug adapters
  • Different plumbing tools

Apart from helping quicken the restoration process, having the right tools also limits the chances of causing unnecessary damages to materials that can prolong the restoration. For example, removing wall panels and safely reinstalling them is possible when done using molding lifters and rubber hammers.

The right handling equipment

Water migrates easily and can find a way under heavy or bulky contents such as furniture, and if left unaddressed, it can cause severe damages. Moving such items to reach the water can be difficult or might take time without the right resources. Our SERVPRO crews bring handling equipment such as air sleds or sliders to ease the movement of heavy items, especially when conducting partial or complete move-outs.

Specialized equipment

Apart from the regular tools, some situations require specialized tools to accomplish various restoration tasks. For example, drying walls or floors can take time due to the semi-porous nature of some of the materials used. Specialized equipment such as perforation rollers can help expedite the evaporation rate on materials such as gloss paints, floor finishes, and vinyl wall coverings.

Speedy restoration of water damage takes several things, but preparation helps. Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Cleaning Fire Damage in your Bloomfield Home

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Best Practice for Cleaning Fire-Damaged Areas in Bloomfield Homes

Surfaces can show several types of damage after a Bloomfield house fire, and cleaning and restoring these affected materials can be a challenge for even our talented restoration team. The processes involved in making fire losses “Like it never even happened,” begin before our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) reach the scene. We dispatch our crew chief and project manager to meet with the customer to determine both the affected areas of the house and any pre-existing conditions.

Cleaning up after fire damage to Bloomfield homes is not a universal approach, and can involve multiple pieces of equipment, cleaning products, and even personnel to achieve. Choosing which of these methods best suits the present damage involves multiple factors, including the type of residue, the affected material, and the severity of the soiling.

Soot Removal
Soot can be a considerable hazard for our technicians and others in the house exposed, so cleaning these residues from the surfaces is vital to improving indoor air quality in the residence. Unlike oily residues that fires can leave behind, many of the wipe cleaning practices and products can smear soot on a surface – leading to staining and marring of the material. Many of the affected surfaces that can sustain abrasive cleaning can benefit from soda and media blasting techniques that protect the underlying material while removing the soot at the surface.

Oily Soils
Carcinogens and debris in the environment after a fire loss can leave our SERVPRO professionals combating oily residues on walls, ceilings, and floors. The choice in cleansers and residue removal at this point is critical, as the wrong cleaning agent can damage the underlying material. Water-based chemical agents can emulsify oily soils on surfaces to allow them to get rinsed away with pressurized water or cleared with high-pressure air blasts.

Cleaning up your home after a fire loss incident can feel overwhelming, especially when residues and soot blacken many of the exposed materials. Our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield team can help with effective cleaning practices beginning as soon as mitigation does. Give our experienced technicians a call anytime at (973) 662-0062.

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Is Your Nutley Attic Storing Water Damage?

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Inside of attic Water can damage attics and without inspection can continue unchecked. Call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage from a Nutley Attic 

Whether from roof leaks, plumbing damages, or HVAC issues, attics can be highly vulnerable to water damage, which can be bad news if you use these areas for storage, especially with cardboard boxes. Losing your sentimental items to any disaster can be distressing because the items that mean most to you are irreplaceable. 

If you need water damage mitigation for your Nutley home, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to restore your home to its preloss condition. The Institute of Inspection Cleanup and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, sets the standard for all disaster cleanup professionals. SERVPRO's training ensures that we consistently meet these standards and that all staff, from technicians to franchise owners, are well-versed in disaster cleanup and restoration so that homeowners can save time, money, and items of sentimental value.  

SERVPRO Tools 

SERVPRO's state-of-the-art equipment strives to address the broad array of concerns that come with water damage and return your home to its preloss condition. Such tools include: 

  • Moisture measurement tools that are both penetrating and nonpenetrating, and can evaluate factors like temperature, humidity, and conductivity
  • Extraction tools like submersible sump pumps, extraction wands, and truck-mounted extractors
  • Drying tools like centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers
  • Odor-killing air purification equipment like HEPA-filter air scrubbers, axial fans, and ultra-low volume foggers
  • EPA-registered, OSHA-approved biocides 

How SERVPRO Dries Your Attic 

If your attic is unfinished, one of the essential steps to successful drying is to remove any wet insulation. Fiberglass insulation is often restorable, but organic materials like cotton and cellulose pose too high a mold risk to maintain safely.  

If you have a home with HVAC in the attic, SERVPRO technicians can carefully clean and dry sheet metal components. However, if you use flex ducts, replacement may be more cost-effective than attempting to repair. Air movers and dehumidifiers placed every 10 to 16 linear feet in the affected area can dry wood fixtures and flooring. Polyethylene drying chambers can partition off the damp or wet areas to accelerate this process.  

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield serves the community by being Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call (973) 662-0062 for emergency-response cleanup 24/7.  

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Commercial Water Removal in Nutley Warehouse Brings Challenges

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Warehouse “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage in Nutley Warehouse Needs SERVPRO’s Knowledgeable Team 

Nothing can bring the pain to a business like the need for commercial water removal. For safety reasons, most places need to close during mitigation of water loss, particularly in a warehouse where slip and fall accidents on a wet slab floor are a cause for concern. 

The goal for SERVPRO techs addressing commercial water removal needs in a Nutley warehouse first is to ensure items within the water loss area without any effects remain that way. Typical actions, including the coverage of the stock items with plastic or moving it to another area during the cleanup. Whenever the water loss requires a move-out, the techs carefully document where each item gets taken from, so it gets put back in the same spot.

Water Extraction is Key

The root cause of the issue was a water main burst that dumped hundreds of gallons of water onto the warehouse slab floor. Concrete flooring absorbs water, and more prolonged exposure occurs increases the time needed to dry the floor.  The techs chose to use truck-mounted pumps and ride on Rover units to extract that maximum amount of water in the least amount of time. 

Damage Preventative Measures

Due to the high humidity conditions inside the warehouse, the techs moved out racks that held boxes to another secure area to inhibit that chance of moisture penetration damage to the stock or rusting elements on the racks. 

Drying on the Large Scale

A warehouse this size needs a large number of air movers and dehumidifiers in use at the same time. Fortunately, SERVPRO has access to an extensive array of equipment for situations like this, so the entire loss area gets addressed at the same time and dries evenly. 

Cleaning Post-Drying

During the drying phase, SERVPRO techs monitor the air moisture content levels carefully to ensure that drying goals get attained. Because bacteria can set up quickly in water, once the warehouse confirms as hitting the measurements for dryness, the techs clean all affected surfaces with their professional-grade cleaning agents. Leaving the warehouse sanitized and ready to reopen.

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 stands ready to help local businesses with commercial water removal needs 24/7 and make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

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Nutley Flooding and Storm Avoidance -- Listen to SERVPRO!

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

basement with flood cuts, removed sheetrock on walls SERVPRO Says--Be Prepared for Storms and Flooding in Nutley--Don't Let this Happen to You!

Are You Ready for Storm Damage in Nutley?

Midsummer storms ravaged the Nutley area in the past few weeks. Fierce winds, torrential rain, hail, and localized flooding are concerning events for any homeowner. By the 15th of July, five confirmed tornadoes were reported in New Jersey this year. Forewarned is forearmed. Winter storms and snow are next. Here is a range of practical tips that can help you weather extreme storm events in the region.

Inspect and Upgrade Rain Drainage Systems
One of the first defenses against Nutley storm damage and flooding is a solid roof and adequate gutter size. Your roof drainage configuration must be installed to code, with any loose shingles or detached gutters or downspouts repaired or replaced. Be sure the gutters are canted toward the drains and clean out debris. The final segments of the downspout should send run off away from your foundation.

Elevate Appliances and Stored Items
SERVPRO often sees damage to stored contents in flooded basements. Move the items to another area of your home or raise them above the flood line with shelving or pallets. Switch out cardboard boxes with plastic totes. Place washers and dryers on blocks, and consider if there are ways to shield your boiler or furnace from rising waters.

Evaluate Your Landscape
Intense straight line or tornadic winds topple trees and poles into homes, creating voids in roofs, breaking windows, and tearing up siding. Take a walk around your home to see if nearby trees or branches need trimming and make it happen if indicated. Clean up or secure loose items in your yard that can act as missiles during a storm.

Locate All Utility Shut Offs
If a SERVPRO crew responds to storm and flood damage, they need to know the electricity and gas “live” status when they enter the affected areas of your home. Be sure you know where the water main, gas line, and circuit breaker or fuse box are located. Clear a path now to these essential system controls, and make it a habit to keep cartons, tables, appliances, and other items away so they can be operated easily.

Time taken to ready your home to withstand storm damage better is time well spent. SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is available 24/7 at (973) 662-0062 if you need assistance after the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Fire Recovery In Your Belleville Home

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Give us a call today at (973) 662-0062.

Recognizing Threats That Stall Fire Recovery in Belleville Homes

The faster that mitigation and recovery efforts can begin in your Belleville home after a fire, the less property damage and total loss that homeowners often experience. Unfortunately, every situation is unique in both the spread of damaging conditions in the house and the steps necessary to recover them. Also, there are many factors and threats that can slow or stall restoration efforts, making it vital that our SERVPRO technicians address these concerns quickly and continually monitor the progress of remedial actions.

Fire damage to Belleville homes is not exclusively the destruction to structural elements and contents, but the lingering odors, residues to clean and clear, air quality concerns, and more. With numerous obstacles to returning your home to its original condition, recognizing these situations as they happen can ensure that our professionals maintain the efficiency in recovery we strive to provide. Many of these potential problems can get discovered in the initial scoping of the job before full-scale mitigation and restoration have started.

Water Damages
One of the glaring obstacles after a substantial structure fire is the measures used to put out the flames. While sometimes our SERVPRO team must remove extinguisher residues and other suppressant soiling, most often, we face widespread water damage and saturation. Without drying out this damage, microbial threats become an inevitable situation when spores in the environment grow and spread throughout the moist, warm conditions.

Structural Concerns
Fires can affect structural supports, joists, and other building materials. In many situations, it might be challenging to discern the extent of damage without a competent inspection by experienced professionals like ours. When structural concerns and threats do exist, it is vital to begin controlled demolition to prevent collapse and ultimately reconstruct these removed materials. We have a full team of residential contractors in-house to help.

Contaminants and Hazards
Combustion can put hazardous particles in the air even beyond damaging soot. The burning of plastics or chemicals in your house can present a toxic environment for anyone exposed. Our professionals can utilize air cleaning equipment like scrubbers or other HEPA filtration devices to reduce contamination of the environment so mitigation can continue.

Fire losses can present many obstacles for even skilled restorers, but our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield team can help get your home back to normal. Give us a call today at (973) 662-0062.

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Nutley Property Owners Benefit from Rapid SERPVRO Water Removal and Cleanup Services

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

hardwood flooring warped from standing water in a bedroom SERVPRO Strives to Restore Water Damaged Nutley Homes with Premier Equipment Manned by Highly Skilled Technicians

How Fast Water Damage Cleanup Improves Your Nutley Home

When facing water damage in your Nutley home, you should act fast to minimize losses. Locating and closing the main valve or turning off the circuit breaker can mitigate risks and losses. However, if you do not know where the water is coming from, contact an emergency water removal contractor right away.

Bursting or leaking pipes, plumbing system issues, faulty household appliances, and HVAC issues are common causes of water damage in Nutley homes. But, fast action and calling SERVPRO can limit the damages. Our professionals are IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) accredited as we have met all the minimum requirements needed to provide the best restoration services. Additionally, we ensure our technicians get regular training and guidelines on emerging technologies and techniques in restoration.

If the pipes in your home freeze during the winter season, there are certain precautions you can take to minimize this risk. You can insulate the pipes, allow cold water to drip from the faucets to ensure a trickle flow of water, or have your home's thermostat set to a temperature of about 72 degrees. Prevention is better than a cure. At times you may need to seek help from a professional, mainly if you have limited knowledge and experience. The extraction process is the most effective method of removing moisture during the restoration process. However, the use of the right equipment and skills is vital to make the entire treatment a success.

SERVPRO technicians use both truck-mounted and portable extractors to clean your carpet, upholstery and remove water from the structure, fixtures, and contents. To reduce drying time, the contractors rely on air moving equipment and dehumidification equipment. We understand that it is much more efficient to extract liquid water than to condense water vapor to the exterior during the drying process. To finalize the restoration, our techs use Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers to spray disinfectants and deodorizers.

When encountering water damage in your home, rely on SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield. We are your neighbors, local, and respond quickly; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. For more information, please contact us at (973) 662 0062.

How SERVPRO Dries Water Damaged Flooring in Nutley

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood floors It doesn't take long for water to damage your flooring. We have the extraction and drying equipment to quickly restore your home.

Why SERVPRO Is the Reliable Solution for Water Damaged Flooring in Nutley

When water flows unchecked in your Nutley home, your floors are almost always affected. Depending on the materials and installation, some types of floors and floor coverings maintain their function and appearance with few lasting effects if appropriate water removal and drying interventions occur. Other types of flooring cannot survive saturation and must be removed and replaced. 

Carpet and Padding Considerations 

Issues concerning water damage to your Nutley carpeting focus on contamination. Chemicals and pathogens cannot always be removed, making the floor coverings a safety and health hazard. General industry guidelines suggest padding be pulled and replaced in most cases. When slightly contaminated water affects carpets, we can clean them as long as delamination and mold growth are non-existent. Highly contaminated water damage requires carpet removal and replacement. 

Wood Flooring Considerations

Wood-construction flooring often can be restored, but the type of materials affected, the condition of the subfloor, and the amount of time the floor was wet all weigh in on the probability of success. Pulling water from the underlay is crucial to prevent cupping, crowning, and buckling. Rapid water extraction employing negative air pressure using sealed floor mats helps minimize the distortion due to the swelling of hardwood planks and strips. Thorough drying of all layers must occur, although overdrying needs avoidance. Hardwood floor remediation requires accurate and periodic moisture readings, why SERVPRO technicians ensure adherence appropriate drying timelines. We recommend replacement of laminated floors manufactured of cellulose, glues, and other deconstructed materials. The wood-look surface disintegrates. 

Hard Flooring Considerations 

Concrete, resilient tile, and ceramic tile all can weather water damage, but each has its issues. 

Concrete

Concrete is porous, so it requires dedicated drying techniques to prevent mold damage. Careful moisture monitoring is a must. 

Resilient Tile 

Asphalt tile stays tight to the underfloor, but testing might reveal asbestos, which needs specialized removal and treatment. Our training and familiarity are why SERVPRO can keep your family safe from such hazards.

Vinyl tile is not as durable, and might loosen from concrete. We often remove some or all vinyl tile to dry wooden subfloors. 

Ceramic tile isnearly waterproof if all grout is in perfect condition and sealed.Cracked grout interferes with water tightness, permitting water to damage subfloors. Swelling of the subfloor can cause tiles to pop loose and more grout to crack. Rapid water removal and drying to preloss moisture levels are why SERVPRO help is mandatory. 

Experience, training, and tools are why SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield expertly handles water damage to your home’s floors. Call us at (973) 662-0062 to schedule an evaluation as soon as practical. 

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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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We Will Save Your Belleville Home After A Flood

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding Bedroom You can reach us at (973) 662-0062 any time.

What Next After Flood Damage Affects Your Belleville Home

Flooding might not be an everyday event, but when it happens, it can throw your life into turmoil. Despite the confusion that you might face, you need to respond fast. Several actions can help save your property and restore your home to its preloss state. Help from a professional team such as SERVPRO can reduce confusion and produce results faster.

One of the effects of flood damage in your Belleville home is ruining things that you value. There is a wide range of things that you value, including contents such as furniture and appliances. Your health is also invaluable, so there is a need to take measures to protect yourself even as you deal with the flood damage. Our SERVPRO technicians can help play that protective role in different ways. Since we have PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, we can wade into your flooded house to remove valuables without exposing ourselves to contaminants or electrical hazards. Shielding you from taking risks yourself protects your health, and the move-out saves your valuable contents.

During flooding, a considerable percentage of the damages happen immediately the incident unfolds. The main issues to expect include soiling and structural damages. However, as time passes, secondary damages occur if action is not taken to counter the initial incident. You can minimize the chances of secondary damage by limiting the exposure that contents or building materials have with water. Various approaches can help you achieve this, including water extraction, content move-outs, and the creation of exclusion zones. Our SERVPRO teams cover all these aspects because we have sophisticated water extraction equipment, and we perform content move-outs where necessary. We also bring plastic sheets to the loss sites, which can help, cover items, or create exclusion zones.

Contamination from chemicals and biohazards is common during flooding incidents. Other cleaning exercises can help decontaminate affected materials. Our SERVPRO technicians use a cocktail of cleaning agents, including antimicrobial agents and disinfectants, among others to rid your property of contamination, "“Like it never even happened.”

Flooding is very disruptive. Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield to help save your home. You can reach us at (973) 662-0062 any time.

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Why SERVPRO is the Provider of Choice for Certified Restoration Services for Nutley Residents

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged and charred room in a house Fires are often not forgiving and burn many types of materials in their path. Contact SERVPRO to help you through any type of damage.

Team SERVPRO Offers Many Remediation Services for Nutley Area Residents

SERVPRO of Nutley long formOur team has worked hard to gain a reputation in Nutley as the premiere provider of home restoration services for this community. We operate by sharing our knowledge between our staff as well as the community. Here at SERVPRO of Nutley, newly qualified technicians are trained by senior members of the team to enhance their experience and learn how to apply their training to practical situations in water, mold, storm and fire damages. By creating a chain of shared experiences, we increase our overall knowledge base as well as delivering a time-efficient, on-budget restoration from start to finish.

Fire combusting materials release chemicals into the surrounding environment in the form of smoke. When hot smoke comes into contact with cooler surfaces, it leaves behind traces of those chemicals in the form of a soot or smoke residue. Residents with fire damage in their Nutley home should seek assistance from the services of a professional restorer to remove these deposits which can easily be spread around without the correct cleaning methods and products.

SERVPRO restoration services have a range of different methods and cleaning products that can be administered to smoke residues to efficiently remove them and return the damaged surfaces to their preloss condition. The first method is mechanical cleaning, which can help to loosen any soft debris at the surface level. Equipment like air-whips can be particularly helpful in dislodging soots which prepares the soiled surfaces for a more concentrated cleaning effort using chemical agents.

SERVPRO cleaning agents are a vital part of our restoration services. These products can differ from household cleaners because they contain chemicals that can alter the structure of the soiling on a surface. Stubborn deposits caused by wet smoke can have their chemical makeup altered using cleaning agents to make surface cleaning more efficient, and provide a greater chance of getting your Nutley home back to preloss conditions after a fire.

Water One of the core principles when dealing with moisture that has entered parts of the home is dry the affected area to its normal condition. The procedure for restoring water damage in your Nutley property can increase the relative humidity as well as temperature in the affected area. One drawback of this approach is that without a careful eye on Psychrometric readings- assessment of temperature, humidity, and air- these changes in the affected area can cause secondary damages like mold growth or warping of some materials.

Getting the affected area back to its natural dry state starts by establishing a dry goal. Dry goals are a fundamental part of restoration services conducted by SERVPRO because they help us to gain a quantifiable way of deciding if a home has been properly restored to its preloss condition. A SERVPRO technician can take readings from rooms and materials in unaffected areas of the home to establish the natural psychrometric equilibrium- this becomes our dry goal.

There are several ways that a dry goal can be reached in your Nutley home.  Temperature can be adjusted using your central heating or portable heating units — humidity controlled by dehumidification equipment or open system drying using box-fans. Air circulation can be encouraged using rapid air movers. Sometimes, this process can be completed in as little as twenty-four hours. Where there is extensive damage, your SERVPRO technician may need to carry out drying over several days, returning each day to take new readings. Our drying procedure is comprehensive and can help you to avoid expensive secondary damages after a water-related incident.

Mold Microbial growth issues can arise in your Nutley home and spread rapidly through cavities inside walls or other areas of restricted access. This can make remediation efforts challenging for a SERVPRO restorer as they not only have to deal with removing soiling but also finding ways to combat mold in challenging to reach areas. In mold incidents, the foundation of remediation is finding the source of mold and eliminating it. By eliminating the source, we avoid mold colonies returning after the service is complete.

The impact of mold damage in your Nutley residence is not necessarily going to cause significant losses. Typically, porous materials need to be disposed of, but non-porous surfaces can be remediated. You may associate ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers with deodorizing or pest control, but SERVPRO technicians can use this equipment to kill mold colonies that reside in otherwise inaccessible areas like a ventilation shaft or wall cavity.

SERVPRO technicians can fill foggers with an anti-microbial solvent or biocide. The fogger then vaporizes that solvent into a gas which can be pumped into cavities or other areas of the home providing an exceptional coverage that is time-efficient and effective in killing microbial fungi. You may need to vacate the property while it is fumigated temporarily. SERVPRO technicians can then use industrial fans to exchange indoor air up to fifty times and ensure the biocides released are no longer active in the home environment.

StormRushing water from a flood can quickly overwhelm the barriers in your Nutley property, causing large-scale pooling and standing water issues. We provide restoration services for Storm Damage in Nutley and even offer local, out-of-hours technicians for emergencies. Extensive harm to the property can be caused by floodwaters entering the home, so you need a professional service to ensure losses are reduced as well as the expense of your claim. SERVPRO large loss recovery units are available to assist you.

Flood issues happen fast, but they often require careful planning to restore effectively. The first step is to remove standing water as well as excess moisture, which can migrate to other areas of the home. SERVPRO mobilize pumping equipment as well as extraction units to ship out water fast. Truck-mounted extractors can be useful in providing greater coverage, whereas portable extractors are the equipment of choice where access may be restricted. 

Migration of water is the natural process that is dictated by the principle of wet moving to dry. This motion can complicate proceedings as water can wick into wall cavities or other crevices in the home. SERVPRO dry these areas primarily through controlled demolition of drywall and other barriers allowing access, and airflow, into the cavity. Sometimes we can deploy advanced structural cavity drying equipment like injectidry systems to restore the situation and keep expenses low through avoiding replacement. Extracting water and drying the property is essential to ensuring a storm emergency does not have a lasting impact on your home or contents.

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is an established restoration service provider that specializes in water, fire, mold, and storm damages. You can contact us twenty-four hours a day at (973) 662-0062 to arrange a visit from our local certified technicians.

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Small Fires in Nutley: DIY or Hire Professional Restoration Services

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Foyer with flooring burned away and covered in soot Can you DIY fire damage restoration? It may look easy, but it isn't. Call SERVPRO today for more information!

Do You Need Restoration for Small Nutley Housefires? 

When an unattended candle igniting the drapes or a quickly contained grease fire in your kitchen cause small flare-ups and fire emergencies in your Nutley home, the use of fire extinguishers and other suppressants can help to reduce the severity of effects. Can the average homeowner address the effects and return a house to preloss condition by themselves when the damages don't span a broad area of their home? 

As contained as fire damage in Nutley homes might appear, there are often conditions unrecognized by inexperienced and untrained property owners. Our SERVPRO team has accreditations from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in all facets of fire recovery and cleaning. We are uniquely prepared and qualified for nearly all effects we could encounter in a home. Combined with our advanced tools and equipment, we can get you back to your normal life quickly, “Like it never even happened.” 

Many homeowners might not have the capacity to recognize structural threats that exist after a fire loss incident. What might seemingly be a small incident could have severely damaged supports and backing materials out of sight, posing a substantial risk of structural failure or material collapse. Our thorough inspection of the property and damage assessment is explicitly designed to identify these threats and others so that they get addressed as quickly as possible. 

Deodorization is another threat that can be very challenging for homeowners to contend with, as many solutions available to residents only mask these effects for a short time. The heat of the fire can expand the pores of construction materials to allow permeation from smoke odors. As extinguishment occurs, these molecules can stay trapped in these materials until sophisticated tools like our UV foggers and hydroxyl generators can address these embedded scents. 

As much as many homeowners might believe that they can save money by addressing these concerns on their own, this might not always be the best approach. Our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield team has the experience and the skills to help you through every phase of recovery and restoration. Let us help you today by calling (973) 662-0062. 

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Our Technicians Discuss What Homeowners Can Do To Save Their Water Damaged Carpet In Bloomfield

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet Pad “Like it never even happened.”

Things Bloomfield Homeowners Can Do To Save Carpet From Water Damage

When water damage occurs in a home that affects the carpeting, timing crucial and the difference of just two days makes the difference in whether the carpeting is restorable or a loss.

SERVPRO team members undergo specialized training for dealing carpet with water damage in Bloomfield homes. Before the technicians arrive on-site to begin water extraction, there are actions homeowners can take to reduce secondary losses potentially occurring.

    •    Pick up magazines or printed papers from wet carpeting to prevent stain or ink transfers.
    •    If it's safe, move furniture off wet carpeting.
    •    Run the dehumidifying function on your air conditioner if possible.

SERVPRO technicians test carpet before applying cleaning methods. Different types of fibers and carpet styles react differently to cleaners, and using the incorrect solution has the potential to damage the carpet.

Another consideration when choosing a cleaning method is the colorfastness of the dye in the fibers. The technicians carefully inspect the carpet for any pre-existing conditions that could affect the restorability outcome such as delamination of glue-down carpet, rips, thin spots, or other issues such as permanent stains that are not part of the scope of the restoration services.

The choice of water extraction equipment factors in the condition of the carpet and the amount of water and SERVPRO technicians also utilize specialized attachments such as weighted extractor heads to assist in maximum water removal for faster drying.

When technicians focus on drying carpet, it is dried in place whenever feasible to do so to limit the disruption to the property during restoration services. This action involves the usage of a carpet clamp feature on the centrifugal air movers that allows them to "float" the carpets and deliver air under the carpet. Techs take extra care when using this method to create vents to avoid stretching the carpet.

When your property requires restoration services from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062. We are available to assist homeowners 24/7 with any size water cleanup job and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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When it Comes to Dealing With Flood Damage in Your Belleville Home Our Crew Is the Best Option!

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Overflowing gutters Don't let flood damage overtake your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Content Management Teams for Widespread Flooding in Belleville

Your personal belongings are what make your Belleville house your home. You have keepsakes and unique possessions that no amount of money could replace, and these are the same focal points that our professionals utilize when addressing flood and water damage in your property. We have an entire content management team with dedicated restoration specialists, all accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in various facets of the recovery trade. We can help to protect items that have become exposed to flood damages and those that are at risk from being in the path of spreading effects.

With various divisions of our SERVPRO response team, each crew has a purpose of aiding in reducing loss and the ultimate cost of flood damage to Belleville homes. Content managers focus explicitly on removing damaged and at-risk items with our pack-out process. We arrive with boxes, bubble wrap, and other protective measures to safely transport any single item from your property to our nearby facility. 

Flooding can affect entire floors of your home, putting hundreds of your belongings at risk simultaneously. From your furniture and clothing to electronics and area rugs, we can work quickly to remove anything that we can to begin our mitigation work inside of the property as promptly as possible. Our content management division travels with the pack-out inventory to start our cleaning and recovery process as soon as these Green Fleet vehicles return to our warehouse.

Drying and deodorization are among the two primary concerns for belongings that can get restored. Exposed items often have a high saturation, so removing the moisture content is an ideal first step. While we have many sophisticated tools at our disposal, especially at our SERVPRO facility, we can often still count on the effectiveness of our air movers and dehumidifiers to get this job done.

Deodorization, on the other hand, varies in approach based on the type of material affected. Certain practices work best, and we have many options at our disposal in our facility. From ozone chambers to thermal fogging, we can find the best solution for what your flood-damaged belongings need before they get safely stored on-site.

With countless items and belongings becoming affected by flooding in the area, you can trust in the fast response and confident recovery solutions of our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield team. We can make all flood loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (973) 662-0062.

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When Water Damages Your Bellville Car Rental Business

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage shudder your business. Call SERVPRO today.

Car Rental Business Motors on after Bellville Water Removal 

Customers at your Bellville car rental agency need to get on the road.  Should you need to close even briefly because of a backed-up toilet, your clients travel on to your competitor. Even though the water loss involves Category 2 or 3 water, we troubleshoot with you to contain the mess and remediation, so your doors remain open. Skip the attempts to manage the crisis and give us a call. We arrive as soon as possible, with all the products and equipment needed in our signature green truck. 

Block the Traffic

Lock the door or set up a cone to keep customers at the counter when you need water removal at your Bellville car rental headquarters. Calling a plumber can help diagnose the reason for a clog. However, for speedy water removal, be sure you also schedule the earliest time possible for our technicians to stop by. 

Create a Detour 

When the SERVPRO crew arrives, take a moment to devise a containment strategy that allows our technicians to collect the contaminated water for lawful disposal. We assess the scene and consult with you about next steps. If the area can be contained by blocking a doorway or sealing a plastic barrier around the room, the work can proceed without your customers notice.

Trust Our Training and Experience 

Water removal is squarely part of SERVPRO’s mission. Rely on our skill and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training to remove the overflow and debris competently. Because of the potential of contact with human waste, our employees wear personal protective equipment for this type of job for safety and to prevent the spread of any pathogens to other areas in your agency. 

Expect Top-Notch Cleaning and EPA-Registered Disinfection 

We clean up all affected surfaces with appropriate proprietary cleaning products. EPA-registered antimicrobials sanitize the space thoroughly, getting the restroom ready for your valued customers “Like it never even happened.” 

Your request for help is never too big or too small for SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield. If your business’s restroom is offline because of contaminated water after an overflow call us at (973) 662-0062 for a fast and professional result.

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Using Ozone Generators to Remove Harmful Particles from Storm Damage Site in Nutley

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO save your home after flood damage.

When A Storm Damages Your Property, SERVPRO is Here to Help

When floodwaters enter your property, the situation has to be treated as a Biohazardous waste site. That means specially equipped technicians with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) possible temporary relocation and substantial loss recovery procedure. Since Biohazardous wastes are considered exceptionally dangerous to human health, you need a restoration service that can handle a large loss site. As well as one that you can trust to perform the necessary actions to return the home to a safe environment. We operate professional services with advanced equipment to get your home back to how it was before the storm incident.

A flood as a result of storm damage in your Nutley home is not an uncommon chain of events, but it can be stressful and debilitating for a homeowner. You can rely on SERVPRO to send professionally trained and equipped technicians to the job site to perform advanced loss reduction and mitigation procedures. In a Biohazardous water incident, there may also be a need to demolish, remove, and dispose of various materials in the home that have come into contact with floodwater. This includes drywall, furnishings, fittings, and fabrics.

Salvageable contents, along with structure, need to be thoroughly disinfected to remove the possibility of harmful pathogens remaining in the property. Industrial strength cleaning agents need to be applied both to the immediately affected area as well as any areas that flood water may have migrated. Containment zones, as well as decontamination rooms, can be set up to avoid spreading harmful pathogens around during the service, thereby controlling losses.

Even after a thorough disinfecting of the home, odor particles can linger. Sewer gases, in particular, are a danger to your health, which is why SERVPRO technicians wear masks or PPE suits when working on a loss recovery job. One advantage of a vacant property is that we can deploy Ozone generators in the home. These machines release an unstable O3 gas that permanently alters the indoor environment and the particles within. Using an ozone generator is advantageous because it eliminates the odor as well as killing or removing harmful particles that may be present as a result of sewer gases or black water.

Restoring your home to a safe living environment after a flood requires advanced equipment and training. Contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 now.

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Our Technicians Can Restore Even Minor Fire Damage In Your Belleville Home

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield to help restore your property to its preloss state.

Fixing Minor Cases Of Fire Damage In Your Belleville Home

Fires can start anywhere in your home, even spaces such as bathrooms where there are no naked flames. Faulty electrical appliances or grooming equipment such as hot curling irons normally spark such incidents. The presence of highly combustible substances such as deodorants and hair care products fuel the small flame to cause a wide variety of damages in your Belleville home.

A fire starting in the bathroom is more likely to happen when someone is around using appliances, therefore, stopping the fire before it spreads all over the home is easier. The resultant fire damage to your Belleville home is likely to be limited in such cases. Restoring the property to its preloss state mainly involves cleaning residues and refinishing surfaces because there is minimal structural damage. FSRT, Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician, training helps our SERVPRO crews scope the area and determine the best response plan.

Because of burning inorganic materials such as plastic containers and wrappers, a bathroom fire is likely to leave substantial wet smoke deposits. It is possible to spread the deposits all over surfaces when cleaning the affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized cleaning materials such as wet sponges to wipe soot away without smearing walls. Such steps quicken the restoration process and eliminate the need for other steps such as repainting due to smudges.

The materials burnt in the bathroom are also likely to leave pungent odors. Because odor particles penetrate deep into materials, dealing with odors can be a complicated process even after cleaning all deposits left over from the fire. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to deodorize the affected areas. We can use advanced equipment to chemically alter malodors or deliver deodorizing agents in a way that allows deep penetration so that they can combine with odor particles neutralizing them. Among the advanced equipment, we use to fight odors, include:

    •    Hydroxyl generators
    •    Air Filtration Devices
    •    Ozone Generators
    •    Thermal Foggers
    •    ULV foggers

Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield to help restore your property to its preloss state. You can reach us at (973) 662-0062. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The One and Only Guide to Water Removal in Belleville

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

One little mishap can cause serious water damage. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

DIY Strategies for Water Removal in Belleville Homes 

Many Belleville homeowners work to provide their properties with the swift and thorough work that it needs when any harm occurs, from patching up holes in the drywall to reinstalling vanities in the bathroom. For disasters that take place in the house, there is a fine line between what homeowners can realistically accomplish on their own and what requires the expertise and advanced equipment of restoration professionals. Water removal is a gray area, where with the right reaction and some of the appropriate tools, homeowners can often alleviate much of the threat for damage. 

Understanding how to react when your Belleville residence requires water removal begins with appreciating how quickly these situations can get out of hand without a confident and skilled response. While homeowners do not always require the expertise and advanced training made available to our SERVPRO professionals, understanding the importance of a thorough extraction and drying can be the difference between a successful recovery and a costly mistake. Before you begin with extractions, consider some of these points: 

  • Get an Understanding of the Damage – You might not know just how extensive damage is until you can put eyes on the situation. Pooling and standing water can be threatening, but so can the spread of these effects. Know when your limitations have gotten reached – our SERVPRO team is standing by to help. 
  • The Right Tools for the Job – Not every homeowner has a wide selection of extraction and water removal tools and equipment. If you want to remedy this situation on your own, many circumstances require more than a wet/dry vac can handle. You might be looking at renting specialty extraction and drying equipment from local home improvement locations. 
  • Thorough Drying is Vital – As much as you might think that water removal can resolve much of the risk in the water loss incident, this is not the case. Drying is a vital element that must begin immediately after extraction efforts complete. 

It is never easy for homeowners to overcome substantial water loss incidents on their own, but smaller extraction jobs can get handled with the right practices and machines. If a job gets out of control or exceeds an area of ten square feet, you can always depend on the fast 24/7 response of our SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield professionals. Give us a call at (973) 662-0062.

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How SERVPRO's Fast Response Prevents Secondary Deterioration From the Water Damage in Your Nutley Home

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fast water damage remediation is necessary to prevent mold growth. Call SERVPRO to dry your home today!

Why Fast Response from SERVPRO Reduces Effects of Water Damage in Your Nutley Home

Water spills can happen within minutes, especially if a source with significant water amounts such as a main plumbing line bursts. However, it is possible to limit the level of damage by shortening the period water is left to sit in the property. Most of the effects water has on contents, or building materials require sufficient time to develop. For example, for drywall to lose structural integrity through water exposure, it would take hours of exposure. As a professional water restoration company, speedy restoration is part of the service package we offer to homeowners affected by water damage.  

Passage of time accelerates water damage in affected Nutley homes in many ways. The varying rates of absorption in different materials play a significant role because they determine the period it takes for the affected material to lose structural integrity. Apart from compromised structure, water also causes other problems such as mold development, rust, and stains in various materials. Our SERVPRO technicians can help prevent or reverse some of these effects by extracting water fast. We respond to our customers’ distress calls within an hour.  

The incidents that cause water damage can happen at any time. For example, the tank in a water heater or a plumbing line can fail in the middle of the night flooding a large section of your property. At SERVPRO, our customer service department is always reachable 24 hours a day. We can, therefore, respond fast enough before severe damage occurs. WRT, Water Restoration Technician training that our staffs receive ensures that we also give you handy tips to help you as you wait for our crews to arrive.  

Dealing with water damage is not always easy, especially when vast amounts of water are released or if many contents are wet. Using advanced equipment is one way to quicken the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians use a wide variety of equipment to deal with different aspects of the spill. We have high capacity water extractors to remove standing water fast. We also have LGR dehumidifiers and centrifugal air movers, which help expedite the drying of wet contents.  

A faster response is one of the secrets of reducing the impact of water loss. Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield to help restore your property. You can reach us at (973) 662-0062. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When Your Belleview Business Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, Call Our Professionals For Help!

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 when you need commercial water damage cleanup and restoration.

Belleview Business Get Boost From Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

One of the most common examples of commercial water damage that occurs in a business property happens with a pipe or supply line break.  If a pipe breaks during business hours, there is a much higher chance of stopping the water and limit loss to the business.

When SERVPRO mitigates commercial water damage in Belleview businesses, our first concern is safety. During the initial call, we advise property owners to turn off the water and keep people away from the water damaged area until we arrive due to the danger of slip and fall accidents.

As soon as we arrive, our technicians move out any items left exposed to excessive moisture and scope the room to determine where water migrated. We try to cause as little disruption as possible during our mitigation, and when it is possible, we place furnishings up on blocks to dry in place. If necessary, we pack out furnishings and room contents from the damaged area for drying in another location.

We then extract any remaining water as quickly as possible so we can begin the drying phase. Our goal is to get the business back to normal operations as soon as possible, but it cannot happen until the property is dried and sanitized. During drying, we often combine dehumidifiers with an industrial-grade air scrubber fitted with both a HEPA and activated charcoal filter.

Whether water damage occurs in a residence or commercial property, it is vital that there are no lingering odors left behind. SERVPRO technicians go through extensive training, and we have many types of odor control equipment and techniques. Complete drying and disinfection are often enough to lower and eliminate odors left behind by water. In instances where it is not, hydroxyl generators can safely neutralize pungent smells in the air using UV rays that eradicate odor-causing molecules.

Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 when you need commercial water damage cleanup and restoration. Our team arrives quickly on site and helps lessen the downtime for businesses, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

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Flood Damage Remediation in Your Nutley Home Can Be Taken Care of Easily

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage can accumulate quickly and can serious issues. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Fighting Effects of Water after Flood Damage in Nutley

A flood quickly overwhelms property with gallons of unwanted water. Apart from pooling around the lowest sections of the property where it soaks into porous materials, some of it also evaporates into the air increasing humidity levels in the house. The combined effects of these actions can amplify the damage left in the wake of a flooding incident. We offer professional mitigation services that help restore affected properties to their preloss state.

Dealing with water issues when mitigating flood damage in Nutley is a multi-step process that may require proper planning to achieve the desired result. Extraction of water should get top priority because reducing the time water sits in the property helps minimize evaporation and other forms of water migration. This can reduce the impact flooding has on your property. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to a wide range of extractors, including truck-mounted water extractors and portable ones, which we choose, based on the severity of the problem.

While extraction removes most of the water, it is relatively easier to accomplish compared to other steps. Drying wet materials or removing water that wicks into wall cavities or other concealed sections can be a complicated process which in many cases requires demolition. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the affected areas to determine whether there are straightforward ways to deal with the issue. Where possible, we use specialized equipment such as injecti-dry systems and drying mats to extract water from concealed areas without demolishing them.

Restoring normal humidity levels in the entire house is vital after a flooding incident. Moisture levels exceeding 60% can spark mold development in a period as short as two days leading to further deterioration of the property. Our SERVPRO technicians do thorough scoping of the house and surrounding areas. We use thermo-hygrometers to get moisture readings in and outside the house, helping us know where to position air movers and dehumidifiers for expedited drying.

To prevent deterioration of your property because of the effects of water after flooding, call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield. You can reach us at (973) 662-0062 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Professionals Can Return Your Belleville Home To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

We have the equipment and advanced training to handle any size fire damage and restore your property to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Tackles Fire Damage And More In Belleville

Fire damage leaves behind not only a charred building structure and contents, but there is also the stress of cleanup and restoration; plus the task of replacing fire loss items. And there is the pungent smoke odor.

Our emergency response team handled fire damage and the aftermath in a Belleville home. The fire started in a bedroom when a candle placed too close to a window treatment ignited. The homeowner extinguished the fire quickly; however, discoloration and odor remained from the fire extinguisher residue and the smoke.

When the homeowner contacted us, we advised her to let as little traffic as possible into the room before we arrived and to close the door to the bedroom. When we arrived on-site a short time later, we immediately contained the bedroom using heavy plastic around the doorway and over the registers to stop the spread of odor-causing soot throughout the home.

The damaged curtains and an ottoman under the window were both removed as they sustained too much damage. The area rug showed no signs of charring but emitted a strong smoke odor. Our technicians used handheld vacuums with HEPA filters to clean up both the white, powdery residue from the fire extinguisher as well as the soot from all exposed surfaces.

SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training in various restoration sciences including Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSDR). Our techs utilize different types of equipment and techniques to ensure the best outcome possible and save as many home contents as possible from fire loss.

Fire odor can be a huge problem after a fire. It should not be covered up and needs neutralization. We rely on equipment such as ozone machines or hydroxyl generators, both devices latch onto odorous particulates and eradicate them.

Thermal fogging is another frequently used method for odor control as it is ideal for small or large applications. The emitted fog goes anywhere smoke went and eliminated the odor. So any time the homeowners enter the room, there are no pungent reminders of the fire.

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is available 24/7 at (973) 662-0062. We have the equipment and advanced training to handle any size fire damage and restore your property to make the fire loss “Like it never even happened.”

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How SERVPRO Dries Damp Basements in Nutley

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is equipped and trained to dry your basement.

Protecting Your Home from the Effects of a Damp Basement with Help from Water Removal Experts in Nutley

Finishing the basement in your home does not reduce the possibility that shifting can occur and damage the foundation. While the basement might match the rest of your Nutley home's living space, it still rests below the ground where minor cracks can lead to dampness. Other issues can happen in any basement when a hose slips off the washing machine, or the water heater breaks down.

SERVPRO is located near Nutley, making it possible for our water removal professionals to arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster or emergency. Basements of both older homes and newer ones can spring leaks, including those with brand new appliances. In a rush to set things up for new home buyers, sometimes 'minor' items such as the tightness between hoses and their corresponding appliances get overlooked, making it more likely for slippage to happen. Older appliances' tubing can turn brittle and break, or shrink and wiggle off, causing severe leaks.

Such problems can happen on above-ground floors, also. Some newer homes' attics contain the water heater, making leaks a significant disaster that damages the entire residence. SERVPRO technicians extract standing water using submersible pumps when the depth of such water is more than two inches.

The truck-mounted pumps use formidable power that makes such work happen quickly, keeping additional belongings and structures from becoming wet from spreading water.  These pumps can extract hundreds of gallons of water in a short period. Once a tank becomes full, dumping it according to local regulations happens. During that time, another pump truck continues removing the water from the home.

To entirely remove the water before it can permanently damage a home, SERVPRO continues using smaller units that can pull moisture from materials, including carpets, furniture, and other water-logged things. SERVPRO's water removal specialists continually monitor a home's progress as water removal takes place, and drying of the structure begins.

Air movers and different desiccant machines work steadily to remove the water vapor from the air as walls and floors continually release trapped moisture. During cooler days, turning on the heating system can help increase the amount of moisture the air can hold, allowing faster drying times.

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is always ready to assist with emergencies requiring water removal, extraction, and drying of structures. Call us at (973) 662-0062, 24/7, any day of the year for qualified specialists who earn and retain certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

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We Respond Fast To Your Belleville Home Flood Damage Restoration Needs

5/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO responded within the hour to this home owner's call, vacuumed up the water, set several air movers and an LGR dehumidifier.

What You Can Do When the River Adjacent to Your Home Floods

Living riverside comes with its risks, such as flood damage. Now that spring has rolled around, and all of the snow has melted, rivers and other bodies of water bear the brunt of the excess water. When a lot of snow melts suddenly, and all at once, this can cause problems for whoever lives adjacent to a river. 


The flood damage that struck your Belleville home came suddenly and swiftly as the Passaic River began to overflow. However, fortunately for you, only the entryway of your home was impacted. Water slipped through the front door and then into your home, spreading out on the hardwood floors, soaking into the walls, the floors, and the light furniture in your entryway. When water invades your home so suddenly, it is imperative for you to call for professional help as quickly as possible. The sooner that the flood damage can be remediated, the better it is for your home.

Here at SERVPRO, we have a hard earned reputation of being quick, effective, as well as a reputation of using only advanced technologies to remediate damages in your home. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and go through various, and frequently updated, training courses. We pride ourselves on knowing that our SERVPRO techs are always ready for whatever damage your home throws at them.

When SERVPRO comes to your home, our first task is to investigate and then to create a flood-remediation and drying plan. The first step is to get all of the standing water out of your entryway. We can remove the furniture, your shoes, and anything that may obstruct us from clearing the water, before beginning. Our technicians can use devices such as extractors, which can be truck mounted for significant volumes of water, as well as wet/dry vacuums.

Once the water is gone, we can assess the damage it has caused to your floors, the walls, and the base of the stairs in your split-level home. If your home needs further remediation, we can bring in drying equipment to draw the rest of the moisture out of the structure of your home. SERVPRO can use thermal imaging technology to locate pockets of water and then use a combination of air blasting tubes, dehumidifiers, air movers, and axial fans to finish off the remediation.

If unexpected and sudden flood damage hits your home, never hesitate. Always immediately call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield by dialing (973) 662-0062. Day or night, we're available to assist you.

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SERVPRO Is Ready To Restore Your Bloomfield Business

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO responded to this call within an hour, vacuumed up the water, set out several air movers and used their expertise to restore the basement.

Commercial Water Removal in Bloomfield After a Roof Leak

Roofing is one structure commercial facility owners do not often consider, primarily due to the long life expectancies on their roof membranes. However, when the cracks in an aged modified bitumen membrane on your flat roof lead to leaks and unwanted water on the floor and fixtures of your clothing storefront, you need a commercial water removal service that can save your structure and merchandise from mold and other water-related ailments that can occur in water-damaged structures.

If a leaky roof leads to commercial water removal in your Bloomfield clothing outlet, the certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to answer your call and restore your storefront to its pre-damage condition. We have industrial-grade equipment and extensive training in the prevention of water damage and can use those tools and knowledge to provide you with a pristine store once more.

When our SERVPRO team comes to you, we can get straight to work on moving and cleaning your floor and fixtures. For drying, we can establish polyethylene chambers to contain moisture and make drying with air movers and dehumidifiers more efficient. Loose water on your floor can be quickly picked up with wet/dry vacuums. We can also use EPA-registered disinfectants to clean surfaces and prevent the proliferation of bacteria on benches, hangers, and other items affected by water damage.

After drying, we can deodorize your store to prevent odors from developing on clothes, flooring, or in your ceiling. SERVPRO odor control technicians can use thermal foggers to emit a dry, solvent-based smoke that binds with odor-causing particles to eliminate potential smells from developing on your merchandise or structures. Before and after deodorization, ventilation box fans are utilized to both improve airflow and accelerate deodorization so that you can get back to business as usual.

SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield is ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If disaster has struck at your business, give our team a call today at (973) 662-0062. We can restore your structure to its prior condition and leave it, as we like to say: "Like it never even happened."

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If A Flood Causes Damage To Your Bloomfield Home, Our Crew Can Help!

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield has the training and experience to help return your home to mint condition.

SERVPRO Is Your First Line Of Defense After A Storm Damages Your Bloomfield Home

When we think of flood damage, we imagine a rising river suddenly overtaking a home and carrying it downstream. Alternatively, we picture dark skies with incessant rainfall while homeowners slowly await the inevitable entry of water into their home. In reality, floods may be the result of other factors such as backed up sewage lines or blocked municipal aqueducts. Regardless of the source of water, when your home floods you need to reach out to a professional team for help.

If you experience flood damage in your Bloomfield, SERVPRO is there to help. Our IICRC-certified technicians train on handling all types of emergencies that require restoration services. Most importantly, we are available around the clock to start reversing the damage caused to your home as soon as we receive your call.

Homeowners are typically overwhelmed by all that needs to happen after a flood. Our SERVPRO crew can help you put things in order and make a timeline for restoration and repairs. Our priority after ensuring your safety is to remove any contaminated items from your property. Floodwaters carry into your home bacteria, silt, and debris that may pose a risk to your health if left unattended. Removing contents that cannot be salvaged and disposing of them according to environmental guidelines is the first step to protecting your home.

Well beyond our expertise in extracting water and returning humidity to its normal levels, we excel in disinfecting your home. The expertise of our SERVPRO crew lets us identify the risk of mold spreading through your home, and we react accordingly. We look carefully at each surface and clean it with products specially designed for that purpose. By being deliberate in our cleaning efforts, we can prevent further damage caused by abrasive solutions.

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield has the training and experience to help return your home to mint condition. Reach out at (973) 662-0062 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Fire Damage Remediation Strategies in Nutley Revealed

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage remediation is usually customized to the level of damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO to assess and start the process.

What to Expect from Professional Fire Damage Remediation in Nutley

A fire in your Nutley residence brings daily activities to a halt. Your priority is to get family members and pets out of the structure and call the firefighters. The magnitude of harm done by the flames, heat, smoke, and soot leads many homeowners to believe it impossible to return your home to preloss condition. Our team of experts stands ready to exceed these grim expectations as we use industry best practices to remediation all aspects of the damage.

Our project manager arrives and assesses the fire damage to your Nutley residence. We evaluate the fire site and all other spaces inside your home as fire residues spread. The first task is often water and chemical removal. Large quantities of water and chemical extinguishers knock the fire down. Slip and fall, as well as electric shock issues, require evacuation of the water/chemical mix.

Because our SERVPRO crew members hold multiple certifications from the IICRC water removal and drying proceeds immediately, Our service vehicles stock all the equipment needed to extract water and dry out your home, and then we move on to charred debris and soot cleanup. Various types of soot deposit on surfaces following the burning of different building materials and contents. Our employees recognize the differences and match appropriate cleaning products, tools, and methods to dry, wet, and protein soot to achieve the most successful results.

SERVPRO frequently recommends packing out all or some of the contents of your home during fire damage cleanup. We can evaluate, clean, dry, and deodorize furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions at our production facility. Cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing of these items employs specialized techniques and equipment our production technicians master and have available off-site.

Clearing out the contents allows the SERVPRO crew members at your home to complete the structural cleanup without continually moving and protecting your possessions. Our employees move systematically through your home removing soot and mild to moderate charring so that final restoration tasks can begin. Deodorization is a crucial step, and we combine thorough debris and residue cleanup with innovative equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators to eliminate odors at the particulate level.

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield has the trained technicians, experienced managers, and state of the art equipment to return your fire-damaged house to “Like it never even happened” condition. Call (973) 662-0062 immediately after the firefighters release your property for a rapid assessment and professional remediation.

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The Secret to Successful Nutley Water Damage Remediation

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

A burst pipe within the walls can cause water damage that many times can't be prevented. But the damage can be remediated properly by calling SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Saves Closet and Contents from Water Damage in Nutley

As the science of restoration makes advances for better remediation of water damage for contents and structures, we can help property owners experience less loss of property and possessions through our proprietary methods.

Water damage in a Nutley home occurred from a burst in a pipe running through the ceiling over a bedroom closet. The water saturated the ceiling and nearly everything in the closet area before the homeowner had a chance to shut off the water. SERVPRO arrived quickly and removed the saveable contents from the closet for drying and deodorization in our facility.

SERVPRO technicians always try to restore contents of homes rather than have the homeowner replace. Carpeting saturated in a clean water loss event does not automatically need replacing if it is cleaned quickly and professionally. This is why our technicians spend a good deal of time extracting water from carpeting and padding. Doing several passes with an extractor wand lowers the amount of time needed for drying.

A drying configuration called "floating" was used for the carpeting in the closet. One side was loosened, and an air mover was directed underneath to effectively pull all the moisture out of the padding and dry the carpet from the bottom up. As air movers force moist air to the surface, dehumidifiers capture it.

Mold is always a concern after a water intrusion. To inhibit the growth of mold after drying, our technicians thoroughly wipe down all surfaces affected by the water with our antifungal solutions. This also is an effective way to neutralize odors left behind, so there are no lingering reminders of the drenching every time the homeowner opens the closet door.

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield has 24-hour emergency services available at (973) 662-0062 to solve your water damage problem. We can handle any size home disaster and arrive within hours to make it "Like it never even happened."

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Biohazard

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

sewage damage before remediation

SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield is most notably known as being a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration company, but we also specialize in biohazard, vandilism and crime scene cleanup as well. SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield caters to both residential and commercial property owners in order to provide reliable and competent service.  SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield's expertise in uncommon cleanups and restorations allow us to thoroughly and quickly work through jobs while being cautious and effective.  SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield Professionals are trained to safely remove and dispose of substances or waste accordingly to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.  In order to efficiently and properly complete a job,professionals are equipped with safety equipment and cleaning supplies.  SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield Professionals take the correct precautions and procedures in order to help turn unsafe environments that were effected by harmful waste or residue into clean and safe areas.

 If biological or chemical contaminants are not dealt with accordingly they can pose serious health consequences.  This can lead to a contaminant causing a dangerous environment to all occupants.  SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield will gather a record of the damage and photograph when neccesary to ensure the cleanup procedure is completed effectively without leaving anything harmful behind.  A few examples of what SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield work with are crime scene residues, bloodborne pathogens and sewage. 

 A quick example of what could be harmful residues would be tear gas or pepper spray from a crime scene.  These chemicals would cause health issues if not taken care of and would put individuals at risk. While during the cleanup process the property and contents would also need to be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate the possibility of any residue being left behind.

  Another example could be a bloodborne pathogen. These pathogens are extremely dangerous and when being handled in a cleanup situation the Professionals at SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield must be aware and cautious at all times. Bloodborne pathogens could cause a number of diseases that are very serious.  These pathogens could be spread through bodily fluids, tissue or blood so it is very important that the environment is disinfected and deodorized.  

Sewage backups and black water intrusions are also very serious situations to work in.  These types of damages could contain microorganisms into a structure.  SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield's job is to remove the sewage, the contaminants and moisture, and to disinfect anything else.  The sewage and black water may leave a smell so in order to eliminate it a deoderizer has to be used.  The sewage creates an unsafe environment and condition to be in which is why it needs to be taken care of so quickly.

There are other types of biohazardous cleanups other than the ones listed in this blog but these are just some major issues.  SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield has experience and knowledge to handle these situations in a timely manner.  Biohazardous, vandalism and crime cleanup are always handled with good judgment and productive efforts.  The professionals at SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield are throrough throughout the entire process of completing any job they are on.

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