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What are the Steps Professional Hopatcong Mold Remediation Companies Take?

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Here to help If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance. We know all the steps to take.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Handle Any Size Mold Damage Problem in Hopatcong Properties

Like most problems, a mold infestation in a Hopatcong home will only worsen if not addressed. It is also unfortunate that there is a vast amount of misinformation for handling mold colonies that can make the issue worse. Mold damage always should have professional mitigation for the best outcome. 

Among mold remediation companies in Hopatcong, only the top choices ensure their employees have the level of comprehensive training that SERVPRO technicians undergo. The techs receive an ongoing education for the latest advancements in both restoration and common repairs after mold infestations get cleaned up. 

A large percentage of property owners suspect they have a mold issue before it has a chance to infest the entire home. For this reason, SERVPRO technicians utilize containment during mitigation, so airborne mold spores do not float to another area of the house or enter the ductwork.

Building materials with mold growth generally require safe disposal as sheetrock, and most types of flooring have no potential for reuse after exposure to a mold infestation. A homeowner undergoing mold remediation can expect to see: 

  • The removal of walls and ceilings with mold damage
  • Most types of flooring do not fare well against mold growth and require disposal
  • Cleaning with professional antimicrobials and the use of sealants on some building materials left in place

Solutions for surfaces include abatement to remove any dried residues left behind. The techs carefully hand vacuum or for stuck-on colonies on organic materials such as studs, the techs use methods such as soda blasting to get rid of the hard-to-remove areas without marring the surfaces.

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at (973) 810-2825 assists local Hopatcong property owners as a top-tier mold remediation company. The trained, certified technicians have the knowledge and experience to mitigate any size of mold infestation.

Is Fire Debris Removal Necessary in Dover Homes?

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged bedroom When a fire occurs in your home, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO. We are trained and experienced in all phases and sizes of fire damaged homes.

There Are Many Advantages to Specific Emergency Services Before Mitigation, Like Debris Removal.

Emergency services are a step that our professionals and contractors can take to reduce the severity of damage in your Dover property after events like fires occur. While this heading could indicate several tasks happening simultaneously, one of the most pressing of these actions taken in the early stages is debris removal. This approach is vital to limiting the severity of many threatening conditions that could exist after extinguishment. 

Many insurance providers cover fire debris removal for Dover homes, even if there are variances and discrepancies in what other services and corrective actions might be covered by your policy. This valuable phase of mitigation can have multiple benefits to the structure and even reduce the time and cost of restoration overall. Some of the advantages of fire debris removal for your home include:

  • Reduces Concentration of Odors
  • Limits Circulation of Soot
  • Makes Structural Concerns Identifiable

What Other Emergency Services Can SERVPRO Provide?

Because we also feature in-house contractors on our roster, we can offer a much broader range of emergency services beyond fire debris removal. While it is critical to begin this phase first, our contractors can also work on sealing structural breaches in the roof and other areas of the property created by fire or first responders extinguishing the blaze. We can also utilize this opportunity to begin controlled demolition to prevent structurally weak elements and areas of the house from collapse to protect both the occupants of the house and our responding technicians.

Every phase of restoration and recovery after a fire damage incident is essential for your home. However, the initial actions taken, such as temporary construction solutions and debris removal, can have lasting effects throughout the entire restoration process. No matter what your home needs, our SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater team can help when you call (973) 810-2825.

What Damage Can a Leaking Pipe Cause in My Dover Café?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Surface moisture meter SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians use the latest technology and equipment for every commercial water damage project. Call now!

Persistent Leaking Pipes Can Saturate Porous Materials in Wall Systems and Ceiling Cavities, Requiring Intricate Drying and Repairs. 

You might not immediately notice a leak in the plumbing of your Dover café. Over several days of leaking into structural cavities, exposed materials can begin to deteriorate and degrade. Addressing both the leak and the structural damage is a priority of our responding SERVPRO contractors.

Among the emergency services and water damage repair for your Dover café, our professionals must consider the most efficient paths to restoring and recovering the property. Opening your business to serve your customers again is the ultimate goal, so we work to extract, dry, and rebuild your structure after substantial water damage incidents.

How Bad is the Water Damage? 

Assessing the severity of water damage can help to identify how pressing controlled demolition and reconstruction are. While direct water exposure to areas like the main store floor with its wood furnishings and carpeting can often get resolved with immediate extraction and drying solutions, leaks in the wall can be challenging to initially identify and even more complicated to determine the severity. Some of the options for this include:

Who Can Repair Damaged Plumbing? 

Repairing the damage to the plumbing network is equally vital to removing surface water and drying out exposed materials. Once a leak gets identified with discovery tools, we can utilize controlled demolition tactics to access the specific breach point to repair the plumbing. Fixing the leak or break ensures that we can pressurize the service lines again and restore the water service to your facility and keep your business going. When repaired quickly enough, it is possible to keep your café running in a limited capacity.

No matter how severe water damages can be, our SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater team can help through restoration, repairs, and reconstruction. Give us a call anytime at (973) 810-2825.

Where Does Standing Floodwater Go After a Dover Flashflood?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

flood damage basement When a storm floods your basement and or home, SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment needed for your home.

SERVPRO Has Equipment to Ensure Speedy Flood Damage Cleanup

Heavy storms can dump copious amounts of water that rapidly overwhelms already burdened sewer systems in the Dover area. The result is the need for floodwater cleanup. 

In cases where the flood damage affecting a Dover property is part of a widespread issue, SERVPRO springs into action and brings additional equipment to dispose of the water. Normally floodwater recedes almost as rapidly as it enters a home or business; however, after the remnants of a hurricane or other heavy rainstorm hits the area, it can result in catastrophic amounts of rain that back up into homes is nowhere for the water to drain off to.

Normally, the technicians dispose of the water following municipal regulations into a sewer system. However, when the water has nowhere to recede, SERVPRO technicians use their equipment to remove water into receptacles for disposal. 

The water within a structure degrades rapidly and often arrives with bacteria, debris, and other harmful elements. SERVPRO technicians have proprietary biocides and other professional water treatments to allow safer handling during the extraction process. Other actions to make the structure safer include: 

After flood damage to a home, there are often many items that need disposal. Most porous items that absorb the water may harbor contaminants or be a central hub of mold growth. The items with the most reuse potential get cleaned through applications such as immersive methods. While the goal of SERVPRO is always to save property owners the cost of replacement, flood damage is often beyond the capabilities of professional restoration services.

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at (973) 810-2825 for assistance with cleaning and restoring Dover properties after any size or type of flood damage.

Our Experts Discuss Steps For Dealing With Water Damage In Your Dover Retail Store

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

pipe burst Water damage in your store isn't good for business. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

Steps for Dealing With Commercial Water Damage In Your Dover Retail Store

Maintaining a professional, clean, and inviting retail store environment is part of running your business successfully. That’s why it is essential to take water damage in your retail space seriously. If you experience a water intrusion incident of any magnitude, do not let it interfere with your business operations by closing your doors for long or risking mold growth that can turn your customers away.

Commercial water damage in your Dover retail store can cause inventory issues and damage to shelves, floors, and building materials. Recovery involves completing certain activities to ensure that your business returns to its usual daily operations. It would be best if you had a well-developed strategy to ensure timely and orderly recovery.

Ensure safety

Even though restoring normal store operations is a priority, the safety and health of your staff and customers is also a major consideration. When you re-enter your water damaged retail store, it is essential to do the following:

  • Evaluate the affected areas. Check if there is damaged electrical wiring, falling stock, and uneven flooring.
  • Water flowing in the premises may have caused the stock to shift, so be on the lookout for falling objects.
  • Have the building’s maintenance personnel or a professional examine the electrical system before turning on the power.

Basic cleanup

The staff can begin taking the merchandise to an elevated level and start extracting water using sweepers and squeegees while waiting for cleanup experts. The manager should record and document the damage and expenses incurred. Rapid action by the staff and store manager can significantly reduce the time required to perform repairs, leading to efficient recovery.

Professional water removal and drying

Trained and experienced professionals handle water damage incidents better because of access to sophisticated restoration equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect the affected areas to determine the appropriate cleanup methods and equipment to use. If standing water is present, we can use electric submersible pumps to remove it. Our technicians can also use thermal imaging cameras to detect the level of moisture on surfaces.

Our team also knows the adjustments to make on environmental elements like humidity and temperature to dry your retail store effectively. We can use axial air movers to speed up evaporation and minimize drying time. Axial air movers deliver lower pressure at high volume, covering a vast area of affected surfaces and materials. Our SERVPRO crew can also place dehumidifiers in strategic locations in your retail store to allow the humid, moist air in the building to be moved into the units and the dry, warm air they discharge to circulate back into the ruined areas.

When a water damage problem occurs in your Dover, Hopatcong, Jefferson, or Stanhope store, SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater can help. We have the expertise to handle any retail store water damage. Call us today at (973) 810-2825.

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster In Dover After Flood Damage

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech using moisture meter Storm damage restoration by SERVPRO is second to none. Call now for the help you need.

Extracting Basement Flood Damage in Dover

Industry estimates speculate that 14,000 people in the US experience water-related emergencies at home or work every day. On top of that, 98% of basements in the United States suffer some water damage during their lifetime. Not only is the frequency of water damage staggering with basement areas, but the cost can be quite high, particularly for finished basements.

If your Dover basement requires flood damage mitigation, SERVPRO professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to mitigate damage and return your home to a preloss condition. This IICRC-certified firm strives to provide homeowners with thorough cleaning solutions that minimize damage while maximizing safety for homeowners after a disaster occurs.

SERVPRO Has the Tools for the Job

SERVPRO professionals have access to a variety of cutting-edge technologies that allow for rapid, high-quality mitigation of flood damage, including: 

  • State-of-the-art moisture detection and measurement equipment, such as infrared cameras and thermohygrometers, evaluate surface moisture levels, and establish drying goals for affected materials.
  • High-powered extraction equipment for a variety of applications, including portable back-mounted extractors for hard-to-reach areas, submersible gas-powered sump pumps, and truck-mounted pumps to maximize water removal potential in large areas.
  • Industrial-grade centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers to address drying needs for both porous surfaces and structural materials.
  • Odor removal equipment that minimizes airborne contaminants as well as EPA-registered, OSHA-approved disinfectants and antimicrobials.

How SERVPRO Saves the Day

If your finished basement has been affected by flooding and your access to power is limited, SERVPRO technicians can provide their own power sources for extraction materials, drying equipment, and deodorization tools. To dress damage to walls, technicians can make flood cuts as well as drill small weep holes to maximize ventilation while drying wall cavities. 

If your basement has a concrete floor, SERVPRO professionals can use industrial-grade cleaners in combination with mops, squeegees, wet-dry vacuums, and extraction tools to minimize chalky surface bloom from this porous flooring. Other porous items, such as fabrics and furniture, can be moved out of flood-damaged areas for disinfection, drying, or disposal at the discretion of homeowners and insurance adjusters until structural elements of your basement are dried to completion.

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater is a team you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call ((973) 810-2825 today for disaster cleanup that can begin within hours.

Dover, NJ Businesses Need Professional Mold Damage Remediation

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial mold remediation for your property is a job for SERVPRO. Call now for the help you need.

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater handles Commercial Mold Damage Remediation that Can Help your Business

Mold is a common organism found in indoor spaces. It is not especially harmful to have mold spores in an indoor environment as these microscopic organisms often lie dormant and are as common as dust or pollen. However, when moisture builds up in an area of your business, these spores can awaken and quickly reproduce. Over seventy-two hours, a mold spore can grow into a full-size colony and begin producing more mold spores. It would help if you enlisted a commercial mold specialist for:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal 
  • Mold Remediation 

The process of commercial mold damage remediation in Dover involves a careful inspection of the premises and a conversation with the property manager to assess needs and requirements. In some cases, the business premises can remain in action while remediation is underway. In other circumstances, a mold infestation can become so severe that the property must be temporarily closed to allow for fogging, or possibly, the release of unstable oZone gas to kill biological organisms. 

  • Fumigation is often completed using an anti-microbial solvent and running it through a thermal fogging system to mist the indoor spaces. 
  • Ozone generators are generally a last-resort measure as the premises must be emptied for up to forty-eight hours. However, these machines alter the indoor environment at a molecular level to destroy molds. 
  • Negative air pressure machines are commonly used in remediation to prevent the spread of mold spores from one area to another during aggressive cleaning. 

To preserve a safe business environment, contact SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater for mold damage at (973) 810-2825.

Our Experts Can Safeguard Your Dover Home After A Water Damage Incident

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

"Here to help" Water damage can leave your property with many issues. Trust our experts to bring your home back to its original state "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO for Professional Water Damage Repair

Dishwasher leaks are a common cause of water damage in homes. Your dishwasher can leak for several reasons, including a worn-out gasket, loose connections, improper installation, a faulty door, or a defective tub. A leaky dishwasher can damage your kitchen floor and surrounding structures.

When a leaking dishwasher has caused water to pool in your home, it is critical to seek help from a reputable water damage restoration firm like SERVPRO. We can provide you with prompt water damage repair for your Dover residence. When we arrive at your home, we can begin the water cleanup process almost immediately after assessing the affected areas.

When a dishwasher leaks, the water spreads through the surrounding kitchen cabinets and drywall, underneath floors, and to the carpeting or hardwood floor in your living room if the water damage is significant. We can use an infrared camera to inspect your dishwasher and surrounding walls, floors, and baseboards for water damage. After our inspection, we can provide you with a detailed report and estimate of our services before beginning to clean up, fix, and restore your home from water damage.

Equipment for Water Damage Restoration

Our technicians can use wet/dry vacuums to extract the standing water and dry the affected areas. Then, we can perform necessary repairs to your floors, walls, or cabinets to restore your home to its normal condition. Our certified technicians abide by the highest carpet and hardwood floor restoration standards. We can repair flooring and restore it to its preloss condition. Our goal is to make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

Once we repair the structure and contents, we perform the final cleaning. We then perform the final inspections, remove all the equipment from the job site, and put all the contents back. Our SERVPRO technicians can keep you updated on the water removal and cleanup project at every step. In addition, as part of the restoration process, we provide you with the information your insurance provider requires and assist you in filing your insurance claim.

If there is water damage in your home, contact SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at (973) 810-2825 to handle the damage. We are restoration specialists and can tackle jobs of any size. We serve several local communities, including Dover, Hopatcong, Jefferson, and Stanhope.

Hopatcong House Fire?? Yikes!! Call SERVPRO for Help!

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Illustration You can depend on our technicians to respond quickly to fire damage in your Hopatcong property.

Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Hopatcong Home

Fire safety in your Hopatcong home begins with fire prevention, considering once a fire starts, there is very little time to respond. Within just a moment or two, the blaze can become life-threatening. It is therefore essential that you and your family know what to do if a fire breaks out. Working smoke alarms on each level and enclosed rooms of your home are very important and are the first step to fire safety. 

If your family has been unfortunate enough to experience a fire and fire damage in your Hopatcong home, it is sure to be something you don't ever forget. To help you forget in some ways, SERVPRO is always here to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. As a professional remediation company, we have the training and tools to restore your home to the way it was, whenever possible.

It would help if you also created an escape plan that outlines various escape routes from each room of your home in an emergency. Once you have a strategy in place, practice it as a family to ensure that everyone in your household knows how to get out of the house if a fire were to occur. Be sure to have fire extinguishers in easy to reach places, especially the garage and kitchen.

House Fire Clean Up

With some smoke conditions, SERVPRO staff may use mechanical action to remove the residues without applying a cleaning product. Light concentrations of smoke particles that are not greasy, as produced from dry smoke, can be cleanable from nonporous surfaces. These mechanical actions make only mild agitation and are safe to use on almost all surfaces. 

We can use a feather duster to remove residues on furniture with hard surfaces. Paintbrushes of various sizes are suitable for brushing residues from ornamental or decorative areas of hard surface furniture. A vacuum can take heavy deposits of loose smoke particles and smoke webs off ceiling and wall surfaces. We use a cleaning brush attachment to agitate the residues from the surface. Compressed air blows loose residues from electronic equipment with regulated compressed air. We are careful to control the amount of air pressure that we apply. For significant fire damage, we recommend having an electronics company deal with the cleaning of the devices.

Other things you can do for the safety of your home are regularly servicing your heating system to make sure it is working right and keeping your clothes dryer free of lint. Be careful as well not to overload any circuits and supervise your cooking closely. 

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater understands that sometimes fires can still happen, so when your home in Dover, Hopatcong, or Jefferson has suffered from a fire incident, we are here to help. Call us at (973) 810-2825 as soon as the flames are extinguished so we can get to you and help you restore your home as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened."

Can Hardwood Floors Recover with Proper Water Damage Restoration in Dover?

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture meter Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage. Don't let the moisture take over your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Does SERVPRO Offer Water Damage Restoration of Laminated Block Flooring in Dover?

Water can leak onto floors from broken windows, plumbing leaks, or overflowing sinks and tubs in Dover homes. It is important to clean up the water as quickly as possible when a leak occurs and avoid moisture absorption, which causes wood products to swell. Laminated block floors swell quickly, while hardwood floors can cup or buckle, damaging the floor further.

SERVPRO responds in less than four hours from your call for water damage restoration in Dover. Our team has seen almost every situation. We deploy water extractors, hardwood drying floor mats, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove the water and moisture before further damage can occur. Don’t hesitate, call us before the water has time to damage your wood floors.

Fast response and action by our team can avoid laminate floor swelling and buckling. We can save hardwood floors if we can remove the water before the wood absorbs it. Wet carpets and underpads must be removed from hardwood floors since the carpet will remain damp and cause the wood to absorb moisture. We use non penetrating moisture meters to assess the moisture levels and detect pockets of moisture that can cause swelling.

SERVPRO’s water damage restoration services include:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Remediation
  • Water Damage Repairs

Call SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater for water damage restoration in Dover and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (973) 810-2825.