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Never Attempt To Cleanup A Water Damage Incident In Your Bridgewater Home, Call The Experts At SERVPRO!

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Never Attempt To Cleanup A Water Damage Incident In Your Bridgewater Home, Call The Experts At SERVPRO! Get water cleanup done professionally and avoid secondary issues from improper cleaning, even on small amounts of water damage.

SERVPRO Helps Bridgewater Homeowner With The Aftermath Of DIY Water Cleanup

One of the worst things about water damage is that if it is not adequately cleaned up, your property can develop additional issues that have the potential for more significant damage to both structure and contents. That is why any time there is a water loss event in your home of any size, especially if you suspect water migrated to unreachable areas, you should have the affected area professionally cleaned.

SERVPRO answered a call for water cleanup in a Bridgewater home due to a washing machine failure that resulted in gallons of water spilled in a laundry room. The homeowner cleaned up the soapy mess but felt water was under the floor and other areas of the room.

We immediately scoped the room with our moisture detection equipment and found water hiding behind the baseboards and migration into the hallway carpet. We moved the washing machine to a corner of the room and placed it up on blocks for drying as the homeowner stated she planned to have it repaired and requested it stayed in the room.

We bring all the equipment we need for mitigation of damage from water on our fully-stocked green SERVPRO vans. This way, once we arrive, there are no delays from start to finish for turning around damage from water as quickly as possible.

Before setting up drying equipment, we used portable pumps to pull as much residual remaining water as possible that was near the surface from all the affected areas, so the drying process takes less time to complete. Drying goals are established using humidity levels from unaffected areas of the home.

After drying, our certified technicians scoped the room to ensure we met the drying goals for the moisture levels in the room. Then we cleaned ed and disinfected all affected surfaces. Both of these actions eliminated any remaining soap residue left behind and inhibited the growth of mold as well as left the premises sanitary.

Get water cleanup done professionally and avoid secondary issues from improper cleaning, even on small amounts of water damage. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County at (908) 222-2020 when you need help because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Bridgewater

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Bridgewater Water damage can overcome your Bridgewater business quickly. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Water Damage in Short Pile Carpets of Bridgewater Offices

Short pile carpeting is a common choice for many of the office buildings throughout Bridgewater because it is easier to maintain the look and function of even years after its installation. Even with thinner material like this, dirt and debris can still collect at the base of fibers, and the material can still act as an absorbent magnet for water loss incidents whenever they occur. In emergencies, the fast response of our qualified technicians can help to protect this flooring material from requiring replacement.

While there are many conventional approaches with our leading equipment to address overall commercial water damage in your Bridgewater office, overcoming the saturation of short pile carpeting requires a specific arrangement of recovery equipment. Extraction is a primary concern in these situations, as this can help to limit oversaturation of subflooring and supports. Prolonged exposure in these areas can lead to degradation.

When our SERVPRO Green Fleet rolls out from our warehouse, we have an assortment of water recovery tools and equipment to help us begin mitigation work immediately. With pooling and standing water on carpeted areas, a vital machine that we use is our remote-controlled weighted extractor. This unit can easily maneuver through open office space and force moisture and saturation to the surface for removal by a high-powered onboard vacuum.

Getting this material dry as quickly as possible is vital to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from occurring. With naturally existing mold spores in the office space, colonization can begin in as little as 72 hours. We uninstall the edges of carpeted floors and place our air movers in between the material and the subflooring to float the carpeting and simultaneously dry it and the materials beneath it.

With the common installation of carpeting in office spaces, water loss incidents almost always feature a need to recover these areas before they get too badly damaged to preserve. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County professionals can respond quickly, 24/7, with the equipment to help. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (908) 222-2020.

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Our Experts Make The Flood Damage Restoration Process A Breeze In Your Bridgewater Home

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Make The Flood Damage Restoration Process A Breeze In Your Bridgewater Home SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County prepares every flood season for the fast and efficient remediation of your home’s structure and contents.

How A Pack-Out Streamlines Flood Damage Remediation In Bridgewater

Flash flooding the past few months brings home the need for fast and effective remediation efforts in Bridgewater. Heavy rains and the overflowing of local waterways put many homes in harm’s way. Our skilled and well-equipped crews employ a variety of strategies to protect your property from progressive damage, and we have an effective way to speed the flood remediation as well as manage damage to the contents of your home.

Choosing to complete a pack-out is time well-spent when you experience flood damage to your Bridgewater abode. We use a detailed and digitized Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) to ensure we track every article removed. Once the contents in the flooded spaces are removed, our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained technicians can focus on their specialties, either removing water, cleaning, and drying out structural components or bringing your furnishings and personal possessions back to life.

When our crew can concentrate on water removal, your home’s lower levels are dried out swiftly. SERVPRO crews at your home use pumps and wanded extractors to pull the majority of the standing water out of the structure. When we can do this without the need to work around and move objects, the project proceeds faster.

Because flood waters are by definition contaminated SERVPRO arranges for containment and appropriate disposal. We then clean up and disinfect soiled surfaces with an EPA-registered antimicrobial. Employees with Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASDT) certification determined drying goals and set up a perimeter of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to bring moisture levels down to normal in the flooded spaces.

Meanwhile, at our production facility, other technicians clean, dry, and restore the contents packed out. We work with your insurance company, providing documentation as we evaluate and process your documents, clothing, linens, decor, furnishings, and more. SERVPRO uses resources like freeze-drying and contained drying chambers to bring as many of the packed-out items back to their function and appearance as possible.

SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County prepares every flood season for the fast and efficient remediation of your home’s structure and contents. Call us as soon as the waters rise at (908) 222-2020.

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SERVPRO Is Your Best Option If Your Basking Ridge Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Is Your Best Option If Your Basking Ridge Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster At SERVPRO, our goal is to help every homeowner return their residence to its condition before the water intrusion happened.

Why SERVPRO For Water Removal In Basking Ridge Homes

Basking Ridge is about as picturesque a community as you can find in our part of the state. Our location is inland just far enough to protect us from much of the flooding that happens to other communities. That does not stop broken dishwashers or rusted out water heaters from spilling 30 gallons or more across area kitchens, hallways, and living rooms.

Quick removal of this water from your Basking Ridge home is why SERVPRO should be your first choice to return your home to its original state. Careful, rapid drying of the home can prevent extensive loss of structural property.

Most of these incidents involve smaller amounts of water, so our technicians often use smaller extraction wands rather than commercial pumps, to remove them. The extractors in our inventory have multiple vacuum speeds and a heating element, so personnel can adjust both to match the level of water needing removal without causing any secondary damage to wood floors.

After removing the standing water, SERVPRO response team members look for water that may have seeped between floorboards and collected into the sub-floor below them. If this happens, personnel take steps to remove the water without harming the wood.

They start by removing a floorboard that is partially covered by floor trim or is usually hidden by a hutch or another large piece of furniture to gain access. Technicians then direct an air mover to force warm air into the sub-floor cavity and speed up the evaporation process. If there is a large amount of water in the cavity, they also have the option to use one of our smaller extractors to draw it out of the affected space. Once completed, they replace the floorboard and any floor trim they pulled up earlier.

At SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County, our goal is to help every homeowner return their residence to its condition before the water intrusion happened. If you have had any water come across your floors, no matter the source, call us today at (908) 222-2020 to schedule a visit from one of our service teams. We are here for you.

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Class Has Begun: SERVPRO Instructs on How to Remove Water From Schools in Bridgewater

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Class Has Begun:  SERVPRO Instructs on How to Remove Water From Schools in Bridgewater Don't let a water loss event interrupt their learning. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County to remediate the damage.

Fast Extraction for Your Bridgewater School Water Loss

While we have many tools that can help to remove standing water from Bridgewater schools in the event of substantial water loss incidents and flooding, one of the most convenient of these pieces of equipment would be the portable submersible pumps. We strive to provide the most effective removal of standing water and moisture within saturated structural elements and construction materials. Our team has an immediate response to significant loss incidents, rolling out from our facility with an extensive inventory of recovery equipment to begin mitigation work as soon as the team arrives at the school.

We understand how vital it is to get the doors open again to a Bridgewater school after a substantial water loss incident, so we work quickly to get water removal actions immediately. With the pressures to get students back into the facility for learning and the faculty that depends on the structure for their pay, addressing standing water in some regions of the institution is nothing that should get left to ill-equipped or under-trained custodial staff that do not have the experience in disaster relief that our SERVPRO team does.

Our professionals can quickly contain the pooling water into the affected areas of the building and work to keep these effects from spreading elsewhere throughout the facility. While we have extractor trucks that have the capability of removing water at a rate of 300 psi, in many situations, the same effect can get reached efficiently with our smaller, mobile units like sump pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands.

While elements like linoleum tile flooring can resist much of the penetration from pooling water, construction materials like drywall and carpeting are less able to resist saturation. We can assess the full scope of this damage and the spread of saturation with the use of moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery cameras. These can also be vital components to understanding our progress with drying, extraction, and other restorative actions.

Water loss incidents in a school can require immediate and thorough cleanup and drying to ensure that the doors open up again quickly. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County professionals can make these effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (908) 222-2020.

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We Have The Expertise And Equipment To Restore Your Bridgewater Home

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Have The Expertise And Equipment To Restore Your Bridgewater Home Once water has been sitting in materials for longer than a couple of days they often cannot be dried and have to be removed, call us right away.

Using Humidity to Control Microbial Growth after Flood Damage in Bridgewater

In dealing with excess quantities of water that enter the home, there are two primary methods. The first is an open system that establishes a natural airflow throughout the affected area by opening windows or doors. This method is not always appropriate, especially during the colder times of year when flood damages are most likely to occur. The second method is a closed system which we use more often when dealing with private property damages.

A closed system service for flood damage in Bridgewater homes involves cordoning off the area of damage using physical barriers like plastic sheeting. At SERVPRO we call this establishing a contained drying zone which allows us to concentrate our efforts on an area by area basis thereby increasing efficiency. Plastic sheeting also prevents humid air from circulating into and modifying, previously unaffected parts of the home.

Once a drying zone is created, we can then use a combination of equipment to help draw out moisture. Hard floors and furnishings can often take on moisture after prolonged exposure. This phenomenon occurs because water natural migrates from wet to dry. Moisture that is absorbed beneath the surface of a material can be problematic as it encourages microbial growth like mold.

Using the same process of water moving from wet to dry, SERVPRO technicians can draw moisture from saturated materials. We do this by controlling the relative humidity in a specific area using desiccant dehumidifiers. These equipment use chemicals to reduce moisture levels in the air to below 40 GPP. Moisture residing inside fabrics or hard floors is then drawn out into the drier air.

To encourage the process of pulling moisture from inside material, your SERVPRO technician can deploy rapid air movers. These blast hot-air at a surface level causing water residues to evaporate. We can measure how effective this process is by using moisture meters and thermal hygrometers. In a closed system, SERVPRO can control humidity with dehumidifiers thereby reducing the likelihood of expensive secondary damages that are common with water and flood damages.

Controlling humidity in a property involves both expertise and equipment, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County at (908) 222-2020 to arrange service.

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Bridgewater, Fire Loss, SERVPRO and Cleanup

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Bridgewater, Fire Loss, SERVPRO and Cleanup Fire in Bridgewater? SERVPRO Is Fast to Arrive and Cleanup the Fire Damage

Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Bridgewater

The devastation of a fire in your Bridgewater residence quickly brings home how involved the cleanup is. Residues spread everywhere, on all surfaces. The soiling differs from regular dirt and grime, and DIY efforts to clear it away often make it worse. Dozens of tasks face fire remediators, and our experts are familiar with the work needed and use proven strategies to complete the project fast and thoroughly.

When fire damages your Bridgewater home, you might be surprised to note that water and chemical damage are two of the first things to manage. Firefighters leave vast amounts of water and chemicals behind after extinguishing the flames. Water causes considerable damage on its own, and its presence creates a slip and fall risk as well as exposing everyone in the building to electric shock possibilities. Because we are a full-service restoration company, holding multiple certifications from the IICRC our assessment team adds water remediation to the project blueprint as phase one.

SERVPRO assessors inspect all areas of your home and evaluate the types of residues deposited in different places. Dry, ashy soot from burning wood and paper dry sponges and vacuums away. Thick, sticky soot from fabrics, plastics, and electronics smoldering needs a cleanser enhanced with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen the coating, and often agitation to eradicate it. Kitchen fires deposit a thin, smelly layer of protein-based soot, requiring solvents and abrasive tools and action to resolve.

Odors present a challenge, lingering even after SERVPRO removes all the other toxic wastes left by the fire. Our deodorizing technicians follow a detailed protocol to remove and clean any burned item or surfaces still emitting smells. We inspect HVAC systems, cleaning and sealing hard to reach areas if the odor emanates from the air ducts. Technologically advanced equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators are useful for eliminating both airborne and settled odor-bearing particles. Each of these approaches changes the chemical makeup of the minute bits of combusted materials still sharing unpleasant odors at a molecular level, neutralizing the smells.

Rely on SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County to manage all aspects of fire damage remediation fast. Our highly-qualified professionals are available 24/7 by calling (908) 222-2020 immediately after the firefighters leave your home.

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Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Restore Your Bridgewater Home After A Water Damage Disaster

4/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Restore Your Bridgewater Home After A Water Damage Disaster You can depend on the quick response and expertise of our SERVPRO professionals to make water loss emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

Efficient Drying Equipment For Water Loss In Bridgewater Homes

Water loss incidents can affect Bridgewater homes in different ways, but with the fast spread of damages throughout your property, it is a situation that needs addressing quickly and professionally. Without a full understanding of the damage to your home, it can be easy to inadequately clean and dry up saturation and standing water, allowing structural weakening, degradation, and hazardous conditions to persist. Our professionals have advanced detection equipment to get the full scope of the damage to begin thorough and intricate extraction, drying, and cleaning efforts.

Not all water loss events in your Bridgewater home leave standing water throughout the affected areas, but the water damage effects that do exist still require the trained personnel and advanced equipment available to professional restorers like ours. The SERVPRO experts that arrive at your home waste no time in identifying the threats and getting to work on vital mitigation efforts that can reduce restoration time and save our customers money.

While mitigation has many steps, one of the most important when facing water damage threats is drying. We have a broad inventory of recovery equipment including many high-velocity air movers, a variety of dehumidifiers, and even specialized equipment like the Injectidry system. Our SERVPRO Green Fleet stays stocked with these advanced tools and machines so that our professionals can respond to all water loss emergencies at a moment’s notice.

Air movers can be a critical component to the drying and recovery of a water-damaged home. With strategic placement based on the location of moisture pockets, these forced air systems can displace moisture with heated air, sending a vapor into the environment. This moisture in the air can get removed and collected by our LGR or desiccant dehumidification equipment also installed throughout the property.

While drying is only a portion of water damage recovery, the more efficient and effective this process is, the less reconstruction and further restoration techniques the property ultimately needs. You can depend on the quick response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County professionals to make water loss emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (908) 222-2020.

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Fog away that soot smell!

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fog away that soot smell! Crew Chief Angel fogs the seating area of the affected theater.

When a local high school’s breaker panel malfunctioned and started a fire in the backstage of their theater after hours, SERVPRO was on the scene that night. Luckily the structure was concrete so that was structurally sound, but soot covered that backstage room and the smell of smoke was everywhere.

Our crew followed the SERVPRO-standard procedure of cleaning what sooty material could be removed first and then fogging all areas of the school where the smell had traveled.

Fogging is not a perfume or fragrance to cover unpleasant smells. The fog used in this case reacted with the smoke molecules to break them down and get rid of the smell. There are other fogs formulated for other remediations we perform, such as mold.

In the end this job also required special sealing paint to cover the soot stains, which then gets a coat of regular paint over it. In the end, the school got back their backstage better than before, “Like it never even happened.”

Another Successful Continuing Education Class!

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Community Another Successful Continuing Education Class! Our owner John introducing the class.

SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County was privileged to have Steve Lyon of the Lyon Consulting Group to come this month and speak to many of the insurance and real estate professionals we work with regarding ethics. The class was held at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn near our offices in Bridgewater. Steve gave us a very entertaining and informative class. If you’re interested in information on our future CE classes, please contact our Marketing Manager Lisa at lisa@SERVPROnesc.com.