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Our Certified Technicians Have The Experience To Service Your Basking Ridge Home

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Certified Technicians Have The Experience To Service Your Basking Ridge Home Moisture fuels dormant mold spores that lead to demolition and removal of all fungi-filled building materials.

Providing the Best Remediators for Basking Ridge Homes

Mold remediation is a much more complicated procedure than many Basking Ridge residents realize. Even with the likelihood that many of these homes and businesses might combat this damaging organism at some point, remediation is still something broadly misunderstood. While some companies can claim that they can remove mold entirely from your house, this is a fallacy. Remediation is your best approach, and because of our dedication to providing our customers in the area with the best possible field technicians, we have an entire crew of qualified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians ready to help.

When combating mold damage in Basking Ridge properties, experience counts. Our SERVPRO team gets comprised of qualified technicians that have put in the work to obtain their accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and continue to pursue educational opportunities to stay current on changes in the standard practices. It is due to this dedication that we can offer our customers unparalleled service, even in addressing widespread mold threats.

Our education in mold damage remediation niche of the restoration industry can help us to identify mold growth and threats within a property quickly. Not only can we better determine the presence of microbial growth, but we can also design the best approach for addressing these colonies based on the materials affected and the severity of the spread. In some situations, a lighter presence of mold can get treated with our antimicrobial spray, which can eliminate spores on contact.

The continued training and education of our remediation team also helps us to work alongside the contractors of our SERVPRO brand to recover overly damaged areas of a home. With a full team of licensed general contractors (#13VH05228000), we can implement controlled demolition tactics to remove compromised structural elements and seamless build back and reconstruction to make mold effects “Like it never even happened.”

While our SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County team already can show that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, we also can showcase our knowledge and extensive experience in mold remediation when you need it. Give us a call at (908) 222-2020 for an inspection or more information about our premier remediation and recovery services.

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Mold Colony Removal for Your Bridgewater Bakery

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Colony Removal for Your Bridgewater Bakery Don’t let mold be a sweet treat you serve in Bridgewater, Let SERVPRO help today.

Mold can shut down your Bridgewater's favorite food places, if not cared for properly. 

Bakeries like your Bridgewater establishment stay busy with a steady production of delicious food items, bread products, and other delicacies your patrons enjoy. Situations like mold and microbial growth are never far away, and that does not mean the mold that you might have spotted on a pastry that’s sat out too long. The mold that affects your building can spread quickly and become a disastrous scenario for a business owner without the appropriate intervention from a team that knows the latest remediation approaches.

 Combating mold damage in your Bridgewater bakery begins with having the right professionals respond to the situation promptly. Our SERVPRO professionals not only can arrive quickly to damaging scenarios for your business, but we have years of training and expertise under our belt to help make a recovery seamless. Our technicians have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in not only Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), but also related niches like Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.)

As an establishment for food and beverages, the presence of mold might require an immediate closing of your doors to customers until the situation can get resolved and documented. Containment work needs to begin right away, and our team has unique approaches to limit the spread of this organism throughout the rest of the building. Through the combined use of both physical barriers and advanced tools like air scrubbers and negative air chambers, we can stop the spread of mold colonization, and begin removing the organism where it gets found.

 While much of the approach rests on the severity of the situation, our SERVPRO professionals often lean towards removal approaches like media blasting. This abrasive cleaning solution can eliminate the entire hyphae, often without damaging the substrate of the material hosting the colony.

 Mold recovery can become a long and involved process without responding to the situation as it gets discovered. Help your business get the doors back open again quickly by reaching out to our SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County remediation specialists. Give us a call anytime at (908) 222-2020 to make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Response Teams Will Arrive Quickly To Your Bridgewater Home After A Flood Disaster

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Response Teams Will Arrive Quickly To Your Bridgewater Home After A Flood Disaster If your home experiences a storm damage incident, you need to call our crew immediately.

How SERVPRO Makes Bridgewater Flood Damage Cleanup and Rebuilding Process Seamless

Of all the home disasters that hit a property, flood damage is one of the worst. Groundwater carries a category three rating as a biohazardous Black Water, and we advise homeowners to not come into contact with it until our team arrives on-site to perform testing to determine the nature of any toxins, contaminants or sewage present in the floodwater. Often, no testing is required.

Even though the SERVPRO emergency response team arrives quickly to Bridgewater homes with flood damage, the water in many cases has migrated within the structure, and there is little standing water. We test for harmful elements present and use our moisture detection equipment to scope the premises and discover the areas of excessive moisture. Water extraction efforts immediately begin so we can save as much of the property as possible from prolonged exposure to dampness.

Common actions during cleanup of flood damage include:

  • Using flood cuts to stop groundwater from wicking further into sheetrock and letting a more substantial amount of air into the wall cavity for efficient drying
  •  Extracting water from carpeting before it is cut into strips for removal
  • Removal of baseboards as needed for water extraction and thorough drying
  • Drilling weep holes as needed for drainage

Our goal is always to assist homeowners with saving as much water-damaged property as possible rather than have them incur the cost of replacement. We accomplish this through our proprietary methods while adhering to the best practices as taught through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

After drying, disinfection and treating the property for odors; our technicians give the homeowner a listing of the restoration services completed which includes both a detailed report plus before and after photographs to assist with expediting insurance claims. We also advise any necessary repairs needed to return the home to its preloss condition. Because our SERVPRO location has a General Contractor License #13VH05228000, we can make the cleanup and reconstruction of the property one seamless process, lessening the stress of the mitigation process for the homeowner.

When flood damage hits your property, call SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County at (908) 222-2020. We have the equipment and expertise to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Restore Your Warren Home

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Certified Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Restore Your Warren Home Our fire damage experts assess, clean, repair, and restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire like this one,.

More Than Just Fire Damage Restoration In Warren

The restoration company you choose to use to restore your Warren area property after fire damage occurs can make a huge difference in how your home looks at completion. Sure, you want to have access to a company with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), but they also have to care about you, your family, and your home’s condition. Without the human aspect, they are just strangers working on different areas of your home; no one wants that.

Hiring a restoration company in Warren to deal with fire damage in your home should be more like calling a friend for help. A friend who can answer all of your questions and put any concerns you have to rest. Our entire team trains year-round to provide you with the quality services you deserve. However, we also live right here in your local community. We understand how these type of events can devastate a home, and we put all of our training, experience, equipment, and resources to work for you, every time you call us for help.

At SERVPRO, we understand that there are many different types of fire damage.  Some consist of clean-burning materials, such as paper and wood, while others develop more oily soils and residue. When dealing with these different types of soils, your restoration expert needs to make a decision. Our training and experience help us determine whether the oils are light enough to emulsify in water-based detergents, or if they are heavy enough to dissolve in oil-based solvents.

Water-based detergents dissolve in water, while also being able to attach themselves to oily soils. Scientists designed detergent molecules with a water-loving head and oil-loving tail that pulls oily soils away from the surface, giving a technician the necessary time to extract them. SERVPRO technicians use this emulsion action to form a connecting link between oil and water, breaking soils apart, removing them before they stain or damage any of your belongings.

SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County has highly-trained restoration technicians available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year-round for your convenience. If you find yourself facing critical issues, or want to form a relationship with our local branch, give us a call. (908) 222-2020

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How Our Water Damage Experts Restore Your Bridgewater Home

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Our Water Damage Experts Restore Your Bridgewater Home If you want to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” give our SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County team a call!

The First Steps After Water Damage In Bridgewater Homes

After a disaster hits, it can be overwhelming for many Bridgewater homeowners to know what steps to take. With how many water loss incidents that our professionals work to restore every year, the likelihood of these emergencies is high. Having a better idea of how you can help to clean and dry your property as you wait for the appropriate restoration professionals like ours to arrive can reduce overall costs and the time involved in recovery.

One of the initial steps that you can take to help overcome water damage in your Bridgewater household is determining the source of the incident. In many situations, water loss can continue to worsen until the plumbing break, leaking fixture, faulty appliance, or other damaging situation gets dealt with directly. Without the appropriate skill set to restore and repair many of these causes on your own, it is wise to work to sever the flow of water to the source of this damage with individual shutoff valves or by preventing flow where service lines first enter the property.

Often, modern shutoff valves have a flat metal fixture with a rubberized handle. These can be many different colors. When installed properly, these valves function normally while running in line with the pipe where it gets installed. When it runs perpendicular to this pipe at a ninety-degree angle, the flow of water ceases. Shutting off these valves can eliminate the supply of water to whatever breach exists in the system and can prevent the situation from continually getting worse until professional help from our SERVPRO team arrives.

The team arrives with the full measure of our mitigation and recovery equipment and can work to both repair the damages to the source of this water loss incident and begin restoring the results of the disaster caused to the house. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training in water loss recovery, including certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification in both Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Restoration (WRT).

If you want to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” give our SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County team a call today at (908) 222-2020.

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Our Professionals Will Save Your Water Damaged Home In Basking Ridge

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Professionals Will Save Your Water Damaged Home In Basking Ridge Call us 24/7 to let our team show how training in industry best practices and high-efficiency equipment can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO Excels At Water Damage Remediation In Basking Ridge

Just as with any other consumer purchase, completing research before hiring a contractor to remedy a water loss in Basking Ridge is a smart idea. We expect every customer receives superior customer service from all members of our team, stress up to date training for our on-site and production facility technicians, and invest in state-of-the-art remediation equipment. Our commitment to being the restoration industry leader in this beautiful, historic community drives the quality of our services, clarifying why we should answer your call when disaster strikes.

Homeowners delight in the ambiance of their elegant homes, but water damage from aging plumbing or roofs cause significant concerns. Often the damage is abrupt, a gushing broken pipe or dripping ceiling signaling the problem. Other times small cracks or loose connections allow water to seep into walls or cabinets over time. Clogged gutters or ice dams push water under shingles, but the dampness takes a while to move from the attic into living areas. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians are water migration detectives, and we are an excellent fit for hidden water damage projects in Basking Ridge.

By the time you notice the leak, significant structural involvement is common. The slow saturation of an older, historic home is familiar to us, and why SERVPRO encourages technicians to master the principles of IICRC courses in Building Moisture Thermography (BMT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD). We use advanced technologies to measure moisture levels in building materials and scan with thermal imagers to locate caches of hidden water in cavities. We remove standing water with pumps and extractors, occasionally employing controlled demolition techniques in affected areas to release the water.

Our service vehicles stock water removal and drying equipment, supporting why SERVPRO delivers successful outcomes. After assessment by our crew lead the rest of the team implement the water damage remediation plan without delays. The transition from water removal to structural drying is seamless, the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers replacing the pumps and extractors in due course.

Our work ethic and straightforward approach are why SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County earn the confidence of our water loss customers. Call us day or night at (908) 222-2020 to let our team show how training in industry best practices and high-efficiency equipment can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Technician’s Give a Breakdown On Fire Damage Clean Up In A Warren Home.

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Technician’s Give a Breakdown On Fire Damage Clean Up In A Warren Home. Try to catch your fire damage quickly enough do get help.

Smoke damage can ruin so much

Fire damage in a residential property is not an automatic loss of all possessions, walls and floors. Several factors affect the cleanability potential of both the structure and contents and on a case by case basis; items deemed a loss initially, may have restoration potential through our specialized methods.

SERVPRO mitigated fire damage in a Warren home caused by an electrical fire. The firefighters contained the blaze to a single room, but there was significant damage done to the living room. The house was without power, but we bring our generators to job sites when necessary, so no time is lost for cleanup and restoration efforts.

Containment is one of the first actions taken by our technicians upon arrival to halt the spread of soot in undamaged areas of the home. We scoped the site to determine home contents and structural components that have the potential for restorability through our proprietary cleaning methods as well as items and charred building materials too damaged for remediation. Items deemed restorable are photographed, logged, and sent to our facility for detailed cleaning.

The homeowner contacted us quickly, which worked in his favor as the faster mitigation on damage from a fire begins, the better the odds for lessening the overall loss. After we extracted water left behind from extinguishing the fire, the drying phase began. SERVPRO employees hold certifications as Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) and performed correctly, drying inhibits further water damage and the potential for mold growth.

Soot is a particular concern; these odor-causing particles easily get driven into cracks and crevices because hot air expands during the fire and pushes them in. This is the cause of smoke odors that linger in a room. Our technicians use both wet and dry sponge methods for cleaning away smoke residue and soot from surfaces. This action helps sanitize and lessen odors in the room, but the room cannot undergo reconstruction until the application of more robust odor control methods, including equipment such as Hydroxyl generators to capture airborne particles and thermal fogging to neutralize deeply embedded odors.

As well as holding several certifications in the restoration sciences, our SERVPRO location provides reconstruction to fully restore the damaged room to its preloss condition with the approval of the homeowner or adjuster.

SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County handles all sizes and phases of fire damage from cleanup to full reconstruction. Call us at (908) 222-2020, our emergency response is available to assist you 24/7 and make the loss to your property, "Like it never even happened."

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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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