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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.

Hopatcong Property Owners Know to Call SERVPRO for Smoke and Odor Removal

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO hydroxyl generator Team SERVPRO arrives on the scene with the experience and the equipment to get the fire damage remediation job done right! Call today.

Why We Use Hydroxyl Generators on Fire Damages in Hopatcong Homes

Part of our ability to help homeowners whenever disaster strikes our communities is having the best equipment and tools. We can restore properties efficiently and effectively. Fires can often have widespread damages beginning at the combustion site and often reaching far beyond the immediately affected areas. When choosing the right professionals to restore these damages in your home, the choice comes down to the availability of skilled employees and adequate equipment to do the job right, like our team offers.

While many machines and specific equipment that our professionals use to restore fire damage in your Hopatcong home, one of the standard devices of this process is our hydroxyl generators. These are multi-faceted pieces of equipment that can help keep our SERVPRO professionals on-site safer and improve several aspects of the damage to your property from the fire simultaneously. Smoke and soot residues are often more insidious and damaging than the actual flames and water damage from the extinguishing efforts.

Hydroxyl Generator and Ozone Machines for Fire Damage Restoration

One of the best features of the hydroxyl generator is the size of the unit. While our team has many of these machines, many homes only require us to use one or two at any given time. Our machines can often treat thousands of cubic feet per unit, offering a broad affected area that these units can work to improve from a central position within your damaged home. The partner for these generators--ozone machines--are heavy-duty air cleaners and neutralizers of airborne particulates but are very limited in their use. Ozone, O3 molecules are dangerous, and no plants, people, or pets can be on location during this clarifying state. Circumstances dictate the equipment our FSRT fire and smoke restoration technicians utilize.

These machines get favored for fire recovery by our SERVPRO professionals because they can address several levels of indoor air quality concerns. With an onboard HEPA air filter, these machines can trap dust, debris, soot, smoke particles, and ash to reduce potential contaminants in the environment. Also, these units work to begin the often challenging road of odor removal and deodorization for the open areas of your home. 

While many steps are part of the fire recovery process for your home, it all begins with the right equipment and the expertise to use it. Let our SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater rapid response team show you the benefits of our industry-leading equipment by calling (973) 810-2825.

Dover Homeowners Appreciate Post-Flood Content Preservation by SERVPRO

6/26/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with items floating everywhere Flooding can quickly become a headache if fast action isn’t taken. Team SERVPRO is available 24/7 for your emergency call.

What Happens to Flood Damaged Items in Your Dover Home?

It can be challenging to contend with flooding in your Dover home, especially when it comes with considerable structural concerns. With multiple symptoms and effects to face, most homeowners can appreciate their need for professional restoration technicians to work quickly to protect property as best as they can. Many of these same homeowners do not realize that with teams like ours, structural recovery is only the beginning of the work that we do to restore your home and your life after a flood emergency.

Property is much more than building materials and space. When flood damage occurs in your Dover home, you can start appreciating the various items and contents that now become at risk for irreparable damages. The belongings within your house can quickly become ruined by standing and rising waters, especially when water comes with the threat of contamination and bacteriological concerns. Our SERVPRO professionals responding to the emergency can work to protect these items with our pack-out process.

Assessment of a Water Damaged Home

With the initial assessment of the property, when our mitigation team arrives at your address, our contents department can walk through the home and earmark belongings, furniture, and other items for removal and storage off-site. There are many steps that these possessions undergo once they reach our SERVPRO facility, and it can prepare them for their later return to your restored residence.

Water Damage Restoration for Personal Belongings

First and foremost, our team works to dry out damaged belongings removed from the house to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from taking root. In some cases, antimicrobial agents must get introduced to make surfaces uninhabitable for mold spores in the environment. Additionally, deodorization and disinfection are conventional approaches before these items go into storage in our controlled-climate facility.

While you might think that restoration is all about bringing your home back to pre-flood condition, there are more steps than many homeowners realize. You can count on the experience and advanced techniques of our SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater professionals to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (973) 810-2825.

Does SERVPRO provide Fire Restoration of Contents Damage in a Dover Home Fire?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from the windows of a house on fire Residues and other fire damage need to be cleaned correctly. Team SERVPRO is ready to remediate your home after a fire.

SERVPRO Uses a Variety of Techniques to Remove Smoke Residue from Materials in Dover Homes

The type of smoke residue from a fire in Dover can vary a great deal depending on the kind of fire, the material burned, the temperature of the fire, and of course, how long the fire burns before being extinguished. Grease fires on the stove produce a heavy, oily residue, while fires that are starved of oxygen can produce smoke residues distributed throughout the home.

SERVPRO employs a combination of cleaning actions while completing fire restoration in Dover homes and businesses. We use mechanical, lubrication, chemical, suspension, and dispersion techniques to deal with every type of soil and porous or non-porous surfaces. Saving your contents is one of our priorities to reduce replacement costs and return treasured family heirlooms.

Clients who decide to begin cleaning up after a fire sometimes actually do more damage. Attempting to clean an item using the wrong approach can cause smudging and drive the residue deeper into the surface, especially if it is porous. For example, water does not dissolve greasy smoke residue. Other residues may require the cleaning fluid to stay in place for some time to absorb the residues.

Let the experts at SERVPRO help you with all of your fire restoration needs, including:

  • Fire damage remediation
  • Smoke damage remediation
  • Complete house fire cleanup

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

Your Best Guide to Dover Water Damage Remediation

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen with equipment place around the damaged areas Water damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

The Risks of Poor Water Cleanup in Dover Homes

It is not uncommon to be among the Dover homeowners that seek to provide the cleanup and repairs that your home requires to the best of your abilities. While this can save you money and prove a frugal and educational approach to owning a home, it is not always the best approach. When you get faced with water damage incidents, the spread of the damage can be much farther than the surface might show. Inadequate cleaning and drying of water damage can prove destructive and hazardous to your property and those that live within it.

The trouble with DIY water cleanup in your Dover home is that many homeowners have little idea of their success in removing all of the moisture and dampness from affected materials. It is often more complicated than mopping and toweling up water from the floors. Pooling water can penetrate flooring joints and seams, wick up drywall, and entirely ruin ceiling materials depending on the source of the water damage. Without the experience and appropriate equipment, much of this damage can go unnoticed by even the handiest of homeowners.

Our SERVPRO team offers a thorough inspection of the property from the time that we arrive so that we are never unaware of the extent of the water damage that we face with the cleanup. While surface water might get addressed with mops, we also have to address the damage to exposed materials to prevent their degradation and warping. We have equipment such as our large drying mats and weighted remote-controlled extractors that can help to pull moisture up from subflooring to the surface for removal.

Additionally, failure to clean and dry up water damage appropriately can allow for the growth of mold and mildew. Both of these could potentially cause health effects for the household, but they can also prove a destructive force for the materials housing the colonies. Our SERVPRO team can ensure the area gets thoroughly dried to stifle the likelihood of secondary effects like mold growth.

While you might want to take care of problems in your home on your own, water damage should get left to our SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater water restoration specialists. Give us a call today at (973) 810-2825.

When A Flood Strikes Your Dover Home, Call Our Experts At SERVPRO Right Away!

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Flood and storm damage is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for the storm restoration services needed for your home.

Scoping Flood Damage For A More Efficient Service In Dover

When we think of flooding, the first thing that comes to mind is external — natural weather events like heavy rainfall, storms, road overflow, or flash flooding. However, flooding can be caused by many other issues internal to the home. If there are issues with an attic water tank, HVAC system, or second-floor plumbing, water can quickly flood the home requiring emergency assistance from an experienced service provider.

We can provide expert IICRC certificate holders to help residents with flood damage in Dover. One of the first things your SERVPRO technician can use their expertise for when arriving on-site is conducting a visual inspection, also known as scoping the property. This process may seem time-consuming, especially when there is water around your ankles, but scoping is an essential part of delivering an efficient service.

The scoping procedure involves checking to make sure ceilings are not loaded with water. Equally, shutting off electrical shock hazards and checking subfloors to see how much water has been absorbed. We start from the source of moisture and work outwards using moisture meters to detect where water may have migrated and make a note of different materials that could be a source of damage.

Once a thorough assessment is complete, we can bring in the correct equipment, tailoring it to your property and possessions. Water extraction units combine heating elements with vacuum power and specialize in removing excess moisture. These are effective in combating pooling without risking damages to your structural contents.

If during the scoping procedure, there is a discovery of excess water beneath your subfloor, underneath fittings, or inside wall spaces, SERVPRO can deploy specialty drying equipment. Injectidry systems involve drilling small holes at the base of walls to allow a current of hot air to be passed through. We can refill and repaint these holes afterward. However, the process is essential to ensuring your home is thoroughly dry, “Like it never even happened.”

For expert inspection and property solutions for flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at (973) 810-2825.

How Important Is Water Cleanup In My Dover Home After Clean Water Discharge?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

pre-mitigation in kitchen Kitchen water damage services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We use the latest technology and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Helps Resolve Secondary Moisture Related Problems as Part of Water Removal Services

When water leaks from a clean source such as a burst pipe, you have less to worry over issues like contamination and direct soiling. However, once the water spreads all over the property, other issues arise. If there are fabrics such as carpets, draperies, or even upholstery, water exposure can cause dyes to run, leading to staining. Sometimes, staining and soiling happen because of the approaches used during water removal.

Professional water cleanup in your Dover home helps prevent or resolve many of the problems caused by excess moisture. For instance, when our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property, they separate materials to prevent staining. Carpets can be stained by resins or rust from furniture legs, so we move such items from the wet areas. 

Heightened moisture levels promote microbial growth processes. The cleanup processes help in moisture management and provide a chance to apply professional products that can halt or slow microbial growth processes. Our SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered disinfectants, follow product labels keenly and ensure sufficient dwell time. Cleanup helps resolve many issues after:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater delivers water cleanup services professionally. Call us at (973) 810-2825 for immediate assistance.

When Should Property Owners Contact Restoration Professionals to Perform Flood Damage Restoration in Hopatcong Properties?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Homes devastated by storm damage need the help of SERVPRO. Our equipment and manpower are second to none.

They Should Contact an Experienced Restoration Team Like SERVPRO Immediately when Flood Damage Occurs in Their Hopatcong Home

Floodwater intrusion into your home can cause significant destruction. The excess moisture can cause long-term effects if proper water extraction, decontamination, and drying are not performed within a short time. Hiring a certified restoration team like SERVPRO is the best way to avoid long-lasting structural damage.

Property owners should take floodwater ingress seriously and act fast by contacting our response team. Only certified technicians can perform proper flood damage restoration in Hopatcong homes. This intervention should be fast and effective to minimize potential short and long-term damages.

Can SERVPRO respond to a homeowner's emergency at night?

SERVPRO has decades of experience in handling flood damage. Therefore, we understand the importance of a quick response. Our technicians can respond to your emergency call even in the middle of the night and develop a flood damage restoration plan. Our restoration team can evaluate three criteria to determine the best way to solve the problem, including:

  • Degree of contamination
  • The magnitude of property damage
  • Replacement cost vs. restoration cost

How does SERVPRO's restoration team dry wooden floors after water extraction?

Our technicians use highly advanced equipment during restoration to offer effective flood remediation services. We can use portable electric heaters to direct heat on the wooden floor to speed up moisture evaporation, leading to faster drying. We are also proficient at offering other services like:

  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs

When a storm causes flood damage in your home, you need help from an experienced restoration firm. Contact SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater for excellent restoration that can make the flood damage look "Like it never even happened." Talk to us today at (973) 810-2825.