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Flood Damage Cleanup In Dover

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Cleanup In Dover Involves A Final Cleaning Process

After stormy weather comes into the Dover region, weaknesses in your house's structure can become the source of a water leak. Any time rainwater gets into your residence, there is a chance that it can be dirty and contain contaminants. Any outdoor moisture breaching the exterior shell of your building can also be the source of mold growth or mildew-like odors.

As a final step of your flood damage project in Dover, our SERVPRO technicians go through your home to make sure that everything is clean and looks “Like it never even happened.” This final cleaning phase can often include steam cleaning all of the carpets inside your dwelling to remove any staining or unpleasant aromas. To make sure your affected contents and building materials are as clean as possible, we use the following six different aspects to define your home as being "clean."

1. Looks Clean
Our SERVPRO team knows that it is very important that any visible stains or soiling on your carpets and other items are removed during the final cleaning processes.

2. Smells Clean
Smelling clean refers to your house, both containing pleasant aromas and not having foul smells such as mildew.

3. Feels Clean
Clean carpets should be soft and fluffy to the touch and feel like your hair when you get out of the shower. Clean fibers should not feel matted or greasy.

4. Stays Clean
If the carpet cleaning procedures get conducted properly, your carpets should not quickly attract soils to it. During the carpet cleaning phase, our SERVPRO crew rinses your carpets so that soap residues do not attract dirt or dust.

5. Dries Fast
During carpet cleaning, we extract as much excess moisture as possible so that your floors do not stay wet long after they get cleaned.

6. Is Sanitized
During the cleaning process, we can use detergents that have anti-bacterial properties that work towards eliminating any microorganisms that may have been present in the water that entered your home from the outside.

Restoring storm-related problems can require the use of advanced technology just in the cleaning phase. For professional assistance, call SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at (973) 810-2825 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Your Dover Office Building Deserves High-Quality Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO Teams are Trained and Certified to Properly Handle your Properties Water Damage and Cleanup Needs

If you are in charge of a commercial space that houses multiple businesses, you never want the fallout from a water loss to reach astronomical costs. Even if you have a cleaning service for your building, they are limited as to what they can do with a water damage emergency. Hiring skilled technicians gives you access to industrial-strength equipment and cleaning agents, as well as industry knowledge for ensuring your building is back to normal fast.

There could be many causes for commercial water damage in Dover, including a burst water supply line, problems with your bathroom plumbing, and more. Any significant spills can send water through multiple rooms, so establishing a perimeter is where our team at SERVPRO begins after the initial assessment. The first steps after assessment are critical to ensure that no moisture is unaddressed, or the risk of secondary damage is doubled.

Water Location

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). They understand that water infiltrates as many areas as possible, following a path to dry materials. Once we arrive at your commercial office building, we use a variety of tools to locate all of the areas in your structure where water travels.

Moisture Meters – These tools help determine moisture content in materials. Some of the meters use probes to penetrate areas like wall cavities and underneath wood flooring. Other non-penetrating meters work by sensor technology that reads moisture levels at the surface. 

Moisture Sensors – These sensors use sharp probes that tell our technicians how much moisture there is within soft materials. The readings determine the presence of moisture if it is more than 17%. 

Thermo-Hygrometers – These tools measure both relative humidity and temperature, with some advanced models that help SERVPRO technicians by recording the dew point. 

Water Removal Procedures

After SERVPRO determines the water migration throughout your office building, we strategically position extractors and pumps to bring out the water to meet drying goals. Our specialized tools are consistently in play during the drying process, including heaters, dehumidifiers, and air movers. 

Whenever you suffer from commercial water damage, you should never go it alone. Calling our skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Dover/Stillwater at (973) 810-2825 deploys a team that gets started right away on assessment and water removal. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster!

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Flood Damage In Dover

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Unexpected Storms in Dover Can Leave Homeowners Reeling from Flood Damage

Storms can bring unpredictability in the form of high wind and excessive rain. Without warning, trees can drop limbs onto your roof, allowing water to get in and leaving your interior drenched. In addition to this, you also have potential harm from storm debris that may leave your outside drains clogged where water may enter your home in other areas.

To make sure you can adequately address any flood damage in Dover, it is a good idea to call trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.” With a simple phone call to our offices at SERVPRO, we send out a team equipped with the tools necessary for locating unwanted water. We then extract all of the water, dry out the contents of your home, and ensure that everything is cleaned and disinfected for your family to resume daily activities safely.

Should there be damage to your roof, our building crew is available to remove overhead branches and to get the repair work started. You must know that your family does not have to go through flood loss alone. Our skilled technicians bring a great deal of expertise and experience to your home to get everything back to normal.

Prompt Action
The sooner that we are able to get to work on your flood-damaged home, the less there is that must be repaired. Expedient mitigation helps halt the spread of any contaminated water, thus cutting back on the risk of mold growth. Our team utilizes powerful antimicrobials that easily adhere to various surfaces to inhibit bacteria from spreading.

Flood Mitigation
Proper drying after floodwater is removed calls for careful monitoring. We utilize specialized equipment to detect hidden moisture along with the help of mighty air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers. InjectiDry systems help extract water from hollow cavities and flooring while putting forced air into places where other drying equipment is unable to reach.

Flood damage in your home often leaves behind debris and silt on your floors, which also gets pushed into corners and other smaller areas. Our SERVPRO technicians help ensure debris and residue is cleaned up to make your home pleasant to be in once again.

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater is available to address all of your flood damage needs. With just one phone call to our office at (973) 810-2825, we deploy a team to your location promptly to start the assessment.

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Why We Are The Best Choice For Dover Water Cleanup

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Two of our drying equipment machines drying this home after a flood Our experts arrive right away in your home and begin restoration to prevent further damage. We have state of the art equipment to handle any size job.

Why SERVPRO) Water Cleanup Dover – Frequent Emergencies

Some clients seem to have more emergencies than others. Perhaps it is the type of business, the age, and condition of the building structure or the environment of the building. Large older homes or businesses can have water problems often enough to be a significant concern for the owners.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup services in Dover and surrounding areas. We have been in the business of providing and responding to emergencies in this area since 2014. Our employees live and work in the area. Combined with the experience and training our team has, we are the leading providers of water cleanup services in the area. We also respond to fire and storm damage emergencies, flooding, and mold events.

Another Major Advantage

SERVPRO has created an Emergency READY Program for both residential customers and commercial customers worried about response and recovery times for water damage situations. Also, our program is geared to storm, flooding, fire, and mold remediation services.

Our customers know that a fast response can often have a significant impact on the recovery of contents, damage to the structure, and total time needed before clients can return to their primary business operations. SERVPRO responds on a 24 / 7 day a week basis, often on-site in less than four hours. Even with a fast response, delays can occur because the on-site person at the time of the emergency is not well informed about whom to call, knows where the location of keys to unlock doors, or locations of water shut off valves and power control systems.

SERVPRO has demonstrated that we can avoid valuable loss of time by creating a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. Creating the profile is free and provides all of the information your employees and SERVPRO team members required to react quickly to a disaster. The information provided also helps clients understand what to expect and what action to take to enable an effective and efficient response. We can reduce reaction times by minutes, sometimes even hours, by being prepared for disastrous events.

When SERVPRO provides water cleanup services, we aim to return your building to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at (973) 810-2825 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Cranberry Lake, Oak Ridge, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Removal In Your Dover Residence

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Deep Extraction Tools for Multi-Level Water Removal in Dover Residences

Residential water emergencies can affect multiple levels of the home and be a challenge for homeowners looking to carry out restoration themselves. For professional restorers, residential properties requiring multi-level water extraction can be limiting in terms of equipment. We may also have to consider other factors such as noise levels of equipment and how easy it is to access areas of the home. There are many variables which is why we offer a multi-faceted, flexible approach to your water emergency.

One of the core components of water removal in your Dover residence is extraction. Extraction tools are much more efficient than air-moving or dehumidification equipment- which is usually reserved for deeper structural or contents drying. Extractors use a powerful centrifugal vacuum in combination with heating elements. Portable units are useful in the restoration of residential properties because they can be taken on multiple levels without issues of hose-length or noise getting in the way.

SERVPRO technicians can use deep extraction tools when dealing with carpets in multi-story properties. These tools are heavy and use their weight to squeeze moisture from thicker carpets and pads, which can then be vacuumed into a portable storage tank or disposed of directly into a nearby sewer point. Using a deep extraction tool can remove up to 1,200 times more water than a dehumidifier in the same period.

Self-propelled extraction tools are weighted extractors with an independent motor that can run up and down a carpet to remove moisture. In some cases, SERVPRO water restoration technicians may need to stand on top of the extractor during the motion to provide extra weight and squeeze moisture from the surface. By using probes, our technicians can take regular measurements throughout the service to assess the saturation levels of the carpet and how effective extractors are working. Often, extraction is followed by pre-cleaning and conditioning to bring the carpet back to its preloss condition after water damage.

Removing massive quantities of water from your home is tough without the correct, industrial extraction equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at (973) 810-2825.

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Rapid Responses for Your Dover Home After a Water Loss

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee standing in a room with SERVPRO equipment. Water damage to your Dover home will need more than just your normal cleaning routine, let SERVPRO be there.

SERVPRO can and will be your Rapid response team after your Dover water loss. 

Whether it is a faulty appliance, frozen plumbing fixtures, or leaks, water losses in your Dover home do not get better on their own. Despite the insistence of many homeowners to take care of problems on their own, without the right technologies and equipment available to our SERVPRO professionals, properties get inadequately dried, and the problem is not entirely addressed. Cleaning up after a water loss means much more than applying elbow grease.

Water cleanup for Dover homes after a loss involves the removal of residues, prevention of staining, and a practical assessment of the salvageability of damaged construction materials and structural elements. These decisions often get made based on the cost of replacing these components versus the expected money involved in restoration, drying, and other recovery solutions. With hundreds of drying decisions that must get made with every water loss scenario, our project management gets to work with sophisticated moisture detection tools to scope out the necessary tasks to complete the job.

Staining is a scenario that can often be challenging to avoid for specific materials. Saturation in carpeting, for example, can often leave a residue behind that requires cleaning to restore fully. Avoiding these conditions means not only effectively drying out the carpet with our wands, weighted extractors, and air movers, but also then deploying our cleaning equipment for hot water extraction or deluxe pre-conditioning and cleaning.

It is a focus of our SERVPRO team to reduce unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction when restoration is a possibility. When we can respond quickly to a loss, much of the migrating water has not yet moved beyond the surface of surrounding materials. Extractors and drying tools in our inventory can work to remove this surface water before it penetrates flooring, wallboard, or furniture and alters their appearance or structural integrity.  

Being located here in Dover, NJ, our SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater team of professionals can often reach loss disasters within hours of your initial call. With water losses, every moment counts to preserve and protect the installed materials and contents of the house. Give our team a call today at (973) 810-2825.

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Understanding Fire Damage Remediation in Dover

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged bedroom Fires happen every day. Be prepared to call SERVPRO to get your home back. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

Fire Debris Removal Experts In Dover Discuss The Importance Of Air Scrubbers

If a fire ever sparks inside your Dover home, the results could be catastrophic. An inferno can quickly grow if given enough oxygen and fuel, which could cause you to have to conduct fire debris removal. If the blaze burns hot and long enough, it could torch many of your building materials and contents. In some situations, items can be restored, but in others, they must be removed and replaced.

For example, if wooden items such as your wall studs get torched, and they are charred more than a quarter-inch deep, then they may have to be removed and replaced by a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. As a part of several fire debris removal projects in Dover, burnt items must get removed and properly disposed of. It is vital that when removing charred items, soot does not spread to previously unaffected areas. In some cases, we set up a containment chamber to trap in any dust and soot created during the demolition process.

During several restoration projects where our SERVPRO technicians set up containment chambers, we also utilize air scrubbers. These scrubbers suck in the contaminated air and push it past a high-efficiency particulate air or HEPA filter. The filter traps in any dust or soot particles before the air gets exhausted out of the machine.

We can attach the air scrubber to the containment chamber by cutting a hole on the side of the chamber and attaching plastic to the air scrubber, and the hole cut into the contained area. Once the air scrubber is turned on, negative air pressure is created inside the contained region. The negative air pressure causes any dust created during the demotion process to be sucked into the scrubber and pulled past the HEPA filter so that the debris does not spread to previously unaffected rooms in your house.

Air scrubbers can also be used to clean or scrub the air in an affected area after all burnt items have been removed and replaced. Once all charred contents and building materials have been discarded in sealed plastic bags, the air scrubbers can continue to pull any dust or soot out of the atmosphere. Air scrubbers can also be run in unaffected areas of your building to ensure that no dust or soot remains inside your home.

For professional assistance after a fire, call SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater at  (973) 810-2825 24/7. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Restores Commercial Water Damage in Dover

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team members standing behind SERVPRO restoration equipment. SERVPRO vehicles in background When your business suffers a water loss event, you are working against the clock to dry the water. Call us today. We are equipped and ready to go!

Commercial Water Removal Services Gets Your Fabric and Craft Store in Dover Back to Normal for You and Your Customers 

After Dover has a massive storm that pushes water into your store, you need to do more than mop-up things and put out ‘wet floor’ cones. SERVPRO can clean up, so you don’t face unpleasant, musty odors in the future, as well as any other potential issues. We know your customers do not want to encounter this and expect to be greeted by the odor of crisp fabrics and recently cleaned floors, instead. 

SERVPRO can mitigate any possible damage in your fabric and craft store in Dover with commercial water removal services. Many business owners find that this is a cost-effective way to prevent water damage, mold infestation, in addition to clearing away the substances that cause malodorous conditions to develop. Tile flooring, standard in many retail settings, includes spacing between each tile where water can seep in and remain. The most absorbent towels cannot reach into the underside of these tiles and get that water out of there. 

When our Green Fleet arrives, we bring unique floor mats with us that, once taped down to the floor and attached by flexible hoses to our Injectidry system, pull any water trapped below the tiles out through these crevices. We understand that you have little control over the cleanliness of the parking area outside your store. Decomposing food items dropped in the parking lot, automobile fluids, and salts from de-icing efforts can all cause serious problems if left underneath these tiles. Extracting these substances, along with the water, keeps many potential future problems from developing. 

The migration of moisture occurs in several different ways. People coming into the store can carry moisture on their footwear is only one way. Once this moisture enters the air, it can migrate elsewhere and create dampened pockets. If it reaches high enough percentages, it can change the environment enough that microbes can begin growing. Spots on clothing detail mildew. Sizing and other finishes applied by manufacturers only slightly protect new fabrics. 

To protect your inventory, we cover each table of fabric bolts, shelving displays, and bins with clear, durable plastic sheeting. This protective covering also keeps the high-velocity air movers from blowing smaller items into a jumble and helps keep things organized. If needed, we apply antimicrobial agents, perform deodorization tasks, and ensure that no permanent damage took place to your store’s flooring. Continued dampness in the subfloor can cause tiles to crack from the unevenness that develops, but we can stop this by using water removal techniques to mitigate the area.

Serving businesses throughout Hopatcong, Jefferson, and Stanhope, SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater, reach our water removal technicians by calling (973) 810-2825. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and always ready to answer your call. 

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Why SERVPRO is Your First Choice for Emergency Water Removal in Dover

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in corner of water damaged room We have the equipment necessary to remove the water and dry your home.

Why You Can Trust SERVPRO for Emergency Water Removal Jobs in Dover 

When a disaster happens inside your Dover home, you want someone who can get things back "Like it never even happened," fast. Local residents know they can trust SERVPRO to make things safe again through mitigation and restoration. Our technicians are skilled in managing such situations, including the utilization of powerful equipment and highly accurate monitoring devices.  

Each time we purchase new equipment for our office in Dover, including water removal machines, we learn how to use it as a team. Our skill in handling the machines that get each job done in as little time as possible is why both homeowners and business trust SERVPRO owners. Following the directions on setting it up, using it to perform at peak efficiency, cleaning it after each use, and breaking it down to place back in our Green Fleet is time we see as a valuable and far-reaching investment. 

SERVPRO invests in equipment and in the training our mitigation specialists receive. We want to provide you with the most economical services possible when you need our services the most. After a disaster, getting the water removed and your home and its contents dried out as quickly as possible is a large part of achieving swift recovery for your family. 

Removing water on your floors is one of the more manageable parts of our work. Finding water in hidden spots, like underneath the tub, often requires a reading downstairs with an infrared camera. Water held in a lower floor's ceiling poses severe risks to your family's well-being. Drywall ceilings are quite strong, but when wet, they crumble apart as they lose strength, making it possible for the ceiling downstairs to fall. Drywall is already quite heavy, and a damp one weighs even more. 

Our dedication to understanding your home's needs in removing water after a disaster is also why We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. The more time that passes before we begin removing water from the affected areas of your house, the more damage occurs, increasing costs, as well as the amount of time recovering from such an event can take. 

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater serves property owners in Hopatcong, Jefferson, Stanhope, and Mt. Arlington with water removal services, drying, cleaning up, and other services often needed after a water-related disaster. Contact us at our 24-hour emergency services line, (973) 810-2825, any day of the year. 

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Remediating Commercial Mold Damage in a Hopatcong Locker Room

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold on drywall. Hopatcong mold can take over your building quicker than you know. Let SERVPRO help remediate.

Let SERVPRO Help remediate your Hopatcong commercial mold damage.

Mold may be responsible for things like cheese and penicillin, but if left unchecked, it can also affect the structural integrity of businesses. Mold can also have health effects, so it is crucial to minimize these occurrences through comprehensive remediation practices from a specialized team. Whether you have mold buildup in or around a shower area, or there is mold present in other parts of your property, it is crucial to choose a team you can trust to handle the problem.

If your business requires commercial mold damage remediation in Hopatcong, SERVPRO technicians are just a phone call away from cleaning the area any time of the day or night. They can remove damage and restore your facilities to a pre-mold condition that maximizes safety for customers, employees, and other visitors. Not only does remediating mold minimize the potential risk to building inhabitants, but it can also salvage structural materials and other items in your business.

Minimizing Mold in Locker Rooms & Shower Facilities

Without proper remediation, mold can discolor tile grout and weaken wood, so it is crucial to remove mold and mildew and prevent it from proliferating further. Try these tips for keeping your facilities dry and mold-free:

  • Reduce moisture as much as possible, ideally to 30 to 50% relative humidity. This goal is challenging to maintain in facilities like locker rooms and showers. Still, it is crucial for preventing further damage from mold.
  • Use construction materials in your building that are naturally resistant to mold and mildew, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is also rust and bacteria resistant
  • Use water-resistant paint and similar materials to minimize mold growth in your facilities

How SERVPRO Saves the Day

Several methods are used for removing mold from surfaces. Semi-porous materials like wood and concrete can be cleaned with sanding, damp wiping, wire brushes, and other abrasive tools that dislodge soils for safe removal. For long-term exposure, wood items may have to be removed, as mold can eventually cause it to rot. If there are settled mold spores in the area, HEPA vacuums and damp wiping with EPA-registered disinfectants are generally sufficient for removal. 

After containment and cleanup have occurred, the area can be dried with centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers. Technicians continually test surface moisture levels to ensure that mold cannot thrive on them.

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater wants to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." For a rapid disaster cleanup service you can always count on, call (973) 810-2825 today.

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