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What are Pre-Cleaning Procedures for Fire Cleanup?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Smoke residues are not easy to get rid of. Call the pros at SERVPRO for the fire remediation services needed for your home.

SERVPRO Prepares your Belleville Home for Fire Restoration Using Pre-cleaning Methods

Smoke residues can often be multi-layered. This presents a challenge for restoration technicians as a dry smoke layer may respond adversely to a wet cleaning product. Pre-cleaning is the technique we use to remove dry layers of soot or smoke before tackling greasy or oily layers beneath. 

The pre-cleaning procedure is vital to fire restoration in your Belleville home. Pre-conditioning may also be included in the pre-cleaning practice but is strictly reserved for fabrics or textiles. A thick carpet, for example, may require a pre-conditioner to prepare fibers for hot water extraction to achieve color fasting. Dry cleaning parts of the home is a crucial step before introducing moisture. 

  • Vacuuming surfaces using industrial vacuums can help to reduce particulate soiling on a surface before wet-cleaning.
  • Compressed air can dislodge dry particles from a surface. Compressed air is usually measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) to refer to air pressure power.
  • On some surfaces, using a wire brush can dislodge thick dry soil without harming the surface beneath. 

Avoid unnecessary damages to your home. Contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield for fire restoration at (973) 662-0062.

Do Water Restoration Companies Monitor Properties?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water restoration is no easy task. Call the team at SERVPRO and let their technicians carry the job out for you. Have your home back A.S.A.P.

SERVPRO Observes and Documents Changes in Bloomfield Properties during Restoration

Although you may have confidence that a professional restoration company has the resources to fix the damages caused by water intrusion, you might be apprehensive whether they pay full attention to details. One area of concern might be whether they do constant monitoring after setting up the equipment at your property. 

SERVPRO is one of the unique water restoration companies in Bloomfield that has a comprehensive monitoring program broken down into six unique action categories:

  • Observation
  • Inspection
  • Documentation  
  • Consideration
  • Application 
  • Adjustment

Our technicians take tours around the property from time to time and rely on their vast experience handling restoration to identify any issues through observation. We also use tools such as moisture detectors for more in-depth inspections. Recording the changes over time helps out technicians to establish where to make adjustments, such as increasing or decreasing the number of restoration equipment such as air movers or dehumidifiers. 

SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is a premier water restoration company that strives to deliver quality results when dealing with water intrusions. Call us at (973) 662-0062 to help resolve any issues that you might face.

Is Nutley Mold Removal a Job for Professionals?

1/24/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room on the ceiling Contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield today at (973) 662-0062 if you need professional mold damage restoration assistance.

Why SERVPRO Experts Offer Mold Remediation to Nutley Residents

Nutley is an excellent destination for visitors who are Revolutionary War buffs. Still standing in the community are buildings that survived the Revolutionary War. One notable example is the Vreeland Residence.

What Is the Location of the Vreeland Residence?

Interested residents and visitors to the area find the Vreeland Homestead at 226 Chestnut Street. It is near the Nutley Police Department and is bookended by the entrance to Memorial Park.

What Should Visitors to the Vreeland Residence Know Before Visiting?

Usually, we rely on the installations at historical sites that explain the background of the space and any buildings contained within. Interestingly, the plaque that serves that informative purpose on this Nutley site has significantly incorrect details. The plaque was placed in 1935 while the Women's Club of Nutley owned the building. It recited the traditional story told about the home and its Revolutionary War-era occupants. The often-told story went as follows:

  • The home was built for Bastien van Giesen by Jacob Vreeland.
  • Revolutionary authorities confiscated the property from Tory-sympathizing van Giesens. 
  • The van Giesen's crossed the Hudson River to New York, still in Tory hands.
  • Abraham Speer, a local Revolutionary War hero, supposedly bought the property or perhaps seized it himself.

What Is Accurate Information About Nutley's Vreeland Residence?

The house was constructed in the 1700s. The material used was brownstone, quarried in the area. Because it resembled Vreeland's Bend View, an estate on the Passaic River banks, the assumption was Jacob Vreeland built it. Bend View dates to 1702, but the building at 226 Chestnut Street perhaps does not:

  • No records exist of the building on the Chestnut site during Bastien van Giesen's lifetime (the alleged first owner).
  • Evidence exists that the residence was constructed for Bastien's oldest son, Hendrick, after inheriting the property in 1751.
  • Abraham van Giesen Jr., residing at Stone House in today's Brookdale section of Bloomfield, was, in fact, the Tory sympathizer.
  • It was probably Stone House, not the Vreeland Residence, that was confiscated.
  • Captain Speer bought the house through a legal sale from Abraham van Giesen, a younger son of Bastien 1783.
  • Two men named Abraham van Giesen were living in the area, thus the confusion.
  • Speer sold the house to his brother-in-law John M. Vreeland, and the Vreeland family lived in the home until the early 1900s.
  • The Women's Club of Nutley rented the house in 1912 before buying it in 1923. 
  • In 2012, the Nutley Historical Society took on the home.

Can Mold Removal Save My Nutley Home?

Fungal growth is an issue in both historic and newer residences in Nutley. Mold removal by SERVPRO is an excellent option for property owners.

Why Does SERVPRO Call Their Service Mold Remediation?

Experts agree that technicians cannot eliminate all traces of mold and mold spores. Instead, we use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols to remediate mold infestations found in any residences:

  • Containment of the damage, often using physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbing equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Mechanical removal of mold colonies, including soda or dry ice blasting for permeable materials
  • Surface disinfection with EPA-registered products
  • Cleanup, bagging, and lawful disposal of moldy materials as hazardous waste

Training and experience in current mold removal strategies are why SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield is a reliable solution. Call (973) 662-0062 for an evaluation now.

Let’s Appreciate Small Businesses in Bloomfield

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

a tag stating small business Saturday It will be exciting to see the community at the Bloomfield Center supporting small businesses!

Bloomfield Offers Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is one of the most vital days for local shops and vendors after the rush and pandemonium of Black Friday. The Bloomfield Center is hosting an event on Saturday, November 28th, 2020, to help local businesses reach out more conveniently for the customers they want to find. Your involvement in the event benefits the participating companies and shows you a much broader array of the available niches and unique stores throughout Essex County.

Many of the downtown Bloomfield stores are expected to light up the Bloomfield Center with holiday cheer and unparalleled sales. If you still have people on your list to shop for before the end of the year, you can help to be a part of a national movement to support and promote small businesses and keep them a vital part of the local economies of New Jersey.

With the humid conditions common to the area, mold remediation for Bloomfield homes is more of a common need than many property owners might think. Our experienced SERVPRO of Nutley/Bloomfield professionals and general contractors can help at (973) 662-0062.

Local and Expert Water Damage Repair Services?

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Hand protecting home from water SERVPRO can save your home from water damage. Contact us today for assistance.

SERVPRO Can Provide High-Quality Water Damage Repair Services to Your Belleville Home!

These days it can be hard to search for reputable water damage repair services in your local Belleville area. Here at SERVPRO, we don't care about frills. Our goal is to always provide you expert restoration services, so you can go on with your life, "Like it never even happened." 

Visualize needing local Belleville water repair services in your home. The hose of a portable dishwasher sprung a leak and left water pooling on the kitchen floor of your apartment. Laminate flooring can't stop water from traveling, and soon your downstairs neighbors may be feeling the ramifications of the accident as well. Your home needs fast and expert services to minimize the risks associated with excess moisture. 

How Does SERVPRO Differ From Other Restoration Service Providers?

At SERVPRO, we focus on three things that we feel need to be at the core of the service we provide:

  • Quick response time
  • Advanced technological devices
  • Expertly trained employees

Our goal is always to get to the source of the damage as quickly as possible. However, speed means nothing if you cannot back it up with action. For this reason, we use top of the line, industry-grade, advanced technology for every restoration project we undertake. Furthermore, our operatives are expertly trained and have certification with the IICRC (Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.) We provide quality, so you don't have to worry about a thing. 

How Would SERVPRO Go About Repairing the Water Damage on My Property?  

In a scenario like mentioned above, we could craft a remediation plan that could look a little something like this: 

  • Inspection of the property and identifying the areas of water damage with infrared technology 
  • Setting up water removal equipment such as extractors and wet/dry vacuums
  • Using drying equipment to remove excess moisture, including specialized devices, such as air blasting tubes, to address water in hard-to-reach spaces 

Here at SERVPRO, we keep you involved with every step of the remediation. We're a part of your community and want to treat you as a neighbor should. Our goal is always to leave you with a smile and feeling satisfied with our service. 

If you need water damage repair, don't wait. Talk to SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield by calling (973) 662-0062. We're always ready to assist you. 

Should I Continue Trying to Handle Mold Damage in My Nutley House on My Own?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

flooded floor, mold on baseboard area of wall Why SERVPRO? We extract and dry water-damaged Nutley Homes and Remediate Mold Problems!

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Crews Are Ready to Break the Cycle and Inhibit Future Fungal Infestation

The presence of mold in your Nutley home can be an embarrassment and a worry with all the media attention concerning potential health effects. If you have what seems to you to be a "low level" recurrent mold issue, it is understandable that you try to manage it on your own.

How Successful Are DIY Mold Removal Efforts?

Part of the job of professional mold remediation in Nutley is education about the life cycle and growth habit of mold. Consumer "mold remover" products and homemade diluted bleach solutions are often employed to rid an area of mold. Unfortunately, these cleaning products' high water contents do not deliver the antimicrobial intensity needed to destroy deeply embedded hyphae (the foot-like filaments that make up a mold organism). The bleach can lighten the staining, but the extra water can actually feed the mold you hoped to eliminate.

Is There a Better Answer for Mold Management?

SERVPRO offers mold remediation following the industry-standard set forth by the IICRC-Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols and approved products:

  • Locate the mold growth -- testing is rarely required because the problem becomes self-evident with staining, visual glimpses of the organisms, and a musty smell
  • Containment -- employing 1.6 mil polyethylene, temporary enclosures sealed with negative pressure air scrubbing technology
  • Removal -- scraping, brushing, HEPA-filtered vacuuming, and using gentle abrasive blasting with soda, dry ice, and more
  • Disposal -- double-bagging debris and following local regulation for hazardous waste
  • Disinfect -- treating with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit mold rebound

Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians are certified and receive on-going training. This is Why SERVPRO is the choice to return your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Consult with the professionals at SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield when persistent mold causes concern. Arrange for an assessment by calling (973) 662-0062.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

Let us help you get back to business

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

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

Extensive training and specialized products

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

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

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

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

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

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

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

Call SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield today at (973) 662-0062 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

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

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

Should I Start Fire Residue Cleanup Before the Professionals Arrive?

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

 A laundry room with smoke and fire damage When it comes to your Nutley home fire damage, SERVPRO has you covered.

Protection of  Your Family from the Hazards in Soot and Smoke Is Why SERVPRO Commits to Handle Your Call for Fire Damage Recovery in Nutley

Homeowners understandably try to organize some of the chaos after a house fire even before restoration experts arrive. Before you wade in to clean, be aware that as the fire consumed structural components and contents within your home, a chain of chemical reactions occurred. Spurred by the heat and flames, wood products, foams, plastics, rubber, textiles, and other fuels create a broad range of toxic substances. Toxins not contained or managed appropriately can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin, exposing you and your loved ones to potential health consequences.

What Can a Reputable Disaster Recovery Company Do to Minimize the Hazards During Fire Damage Mitigation and Remediation?

Look for a Nutley fire damage company that promises a well-qualified and equipped workforce. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trains our managers and technicians in industry safety, cleaning, and odor eliminating best practices, why we can deliver a cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized home back to residents safely and fast. We control the hazards mainly through containment techniques.

Why Do We Contain Affected Spaces?

The foundation of professional restoration services requires putting safety first, why SERVPRO stresses effective containment strategies for two primary reasons:

  • For the protection of occupants who might be residing in non-damaged spaces in the home
  • To control the drift of toxic, abrasive, and corrosive residues, including removing quantities of airborne smoke and soot as a jumpstart to cleaning and deodorization

How Do We Contain the Hazards?

  • By building containment spaces around the damage out of 1.6 mil polyethylene, sealed with negative pressure air scrubbers
  • By outfitting our crews in appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Significant concerns about the risks to residents of our community and their homes are why SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield invests in training and equipment to provide fire damage recovery. Contact us at (973) 662-0062 to schedule an assessment and to get the process moving.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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