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Is Mold Damaging to Commercial Properties in Paramus?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

mold spore Mold can damage structural integrity. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every mold remediation service. Call now!

SERVPRO of Paramus Can Perform Mold Remediation and Abatement for Commercial Businesses

Microorganisms like mold require moisture, organic matter, and temperature to grow. Commercial premises can offer these conditions for mold growth, affecting indoor air quality, sanitary standards and even damaging the property's structural integrity. Discovering mold requires immediate action, including:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold Remediation
  • Mold specialists AMRT

Mold remediation services in Paramus can help to return your business to a safe and sanitary standard.  The factors that may lead to molds, such as the age of the building, material construction, and ventilation systems, can usually be addressed by SERVPRO mold remediation professionals to prevent mold issues from becoming long-lasting issues. Our crew chiefs can help communicate with your staff about no-entry zones and any safety hazards that may be present due to the mold damage in your premises. SERVPRO technicians can:

  • Inspect and clean heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to prevent condensation or moisture buildup from spreading through the premises.
  • Our technicians have mold certifications which help them perform expert remediation and return premises to sanitary conditions.
  • Abatement removes mold-infested materials from the property altogether and replaces them with clean materials. 

Protecting your staff and customers from mold is a priority. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus for commercial mold remediation at (201) 445-5588.

Who do Westwood Residents Rely on for Flood Damage Restoration?

7/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Flooding causes numerous problems in your home. SERVPRO has you covered in any situation. Flood damage restoration is what we do.

SERVPRO is an Expert Flood Restoration Provider Operating in the Westwood Area

Adverse weather situations can knock out power to your home, damaging tiling or roofing, and cause flooding. These emergencies require a quick response to reduce losses from exposure to the elements or floodwaters. Our services run twenty-four hours a day for residents in an emergency and can help with:

  • Water mitigation
  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Basement flooding

Basements can often sustain the worst of flood damage in your Westwood home. Most basements in flood risk areas are installed with sump pumps, which help manage excess water flow. In some situations, these pumps can become overloaded, resulting in excess water intruding into the basement. These walls, flooring and ceiling structure in your basement is often less protected than in your home. This lack of protection can sometimes lead to structural damages such as cracking of concrete subfloor and plaster. SERVPRO technicians can help:

  • Quickly remove items from the basement to dry, clean areas for restoration.
  • Use high-pressure electric submersible pumps to transport water uphill and out of the property.
  • Assess concrete and other solid subfloor materials for damage and perform mitigation to prevent permanent losses. 

In an emergency flooding situation, it is vital to act quickly. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588.

Water Damage Remediation Guide from Experts in Westwood

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

protective covering on pool table; pooling water on covered pool table and floor Water damage often ruins family treasurers. SERVPRO knows how to protect and restore your property.

Protecting Water Damaged Contents in Properties

One of the most detrimental aspects of water damage incidents to Westwood homes is the potential damage to your personal belongings and keepsakes. While many of the construction materials and structural elements throughout the property can get replaced by our licensed contractors and reconstruction experts, replacing your treasures and acquired items cannot happen so easily. In many cases, substantial water damages lead to irreparable damage to these contents without the appropriate preventative measures from skilled professionals like ours.

By protecting the contents of your Westwood home from water damage that can occur with situations like appliance failures, broken fixtures, and aging plumbing, our SERVPRO team is always here to help. We have a full-service content department with accreditations in multiple niches of the restoration industry through the standard-setting Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Water Damage Repairs

At-risk items in your home get assessed and tagged throughout the initial inspection process. We can determine which items do not require removal, which of your belongings are at risk, and which contents require relocation on site. These determinations must happen quickly, as water damage effects can lead to irreparable saturation and degradation of specific belongings. Our experienced professionals arrive with packing materials and boxes to remove designated items and furniture with our production trucks back to our SERVPRO facility for cleaning, drying, and safekeeping.

At our facility, items can get restored at a more concentrated and advanced degree than our team can do on-site. While we have the complete comprehensive approach to restoring your home, including valuable time and money-saving reconstruction, protecting your belongings is one of the main objectives of our mitigation process. We know that certain items cannot get replaced, so we take our time to protect everything we possibly can from rapidly spreading water damages.

We can respond quickly to water damage emergencies with the advanced equipment to address both the saturation and standing water. You can also trust in our experienced and highly trained SERVPRO of Paramus contents department to protect what matters most. Give us a call anytime you need us at (201) 445-5588.

New Furniture and Old Wet Carpets in Your Paramus Showroom? Time to Call SERVPRO

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

Rug showroom; rugs stacked and hung on wall Water damage can ruin your inventory. SERVPRO is equipped to quickly remove the water.

Water Cleanup – A Good Time to Replace Carpeting

Even small amounts of water can cause a great deal of damage. Furniture showrooms in Paramus are particularly vulnerable, with wide-open spaces and lots of furniture; the water can easily migrate across these vast spaces. The good news in these situations is that there are not many walls. There is space to remove furniture from damp areas to those that are dry during water cleanup activities.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup services for Paramus business owners. Regardless of the job or the time of day, our team can respond and immediately provide water mitigation, removal, and drying services. We understand how important it is to return your business to normal operations as fast as possible. Showrooms present unique challenges in many respects.

Clean and Dry or Replace

Once the source of the water is found and repaired, SERVPRO can establish a plan to remove the water and protect the furniture. With large open spaces, furniture with hard surfaces in wet areas can be dried and moved to other areas of the store unaffected by the leak. If there are fabric items that are wet or damp, these items can be processed separately.

Carpets in showrooms receive a great deal of traffic. Often the carpet separates from the backing, and once it is wet can ripple and not return to its original state. The carpet may need to be replaced in these situations. The project manager or the crew chief, and the client can discuss the pros and cons of removing or salvaging this flooring material.

Portable water extractors can be used to vacuum up the water from the carpet. Air movers can be deployed to blow dry air over the carpet to expedite drying. Air movers draw clean, dry air in one door and moist air expelled through another door. SERVPRO can also deploy dehumidifiers to assist in further drying the carpeting.

Once the carpeting is fully dry, SERVPRO can assist in moving all of the showroom furniture back to their designated locations.

Call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 for 24/7 service. We also serve Westwood and Hillsdale, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does SERVPRO Handle Flood Damage from Storms in Paramus?

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

'safety first' signs on top of each other Floodwaters can contain contaminants. SERVPRO can safely remove the water. Call us today!

SERVPRO Offers More Than Just Water Removal Services after Flooding Affects Paramus Properties

Although the most anticipated problem in flooding is inundation in various sections of a property, other issues do develop, complicating the restoration process. In case of storm-related flooding, calling a professional to help resolve flood damage at your property is one way to simplify the recovery process.

Typical issues likely to develop after flood damage in Paramus properties include water in cavities such as walls, cabinets, or floors. Shattered windows or torn roofs are also possible since gale-force winds can push large debris against the structure causing significant damages. Other problems include deep contamination and the development of foul odors. SERVPRO provides all the solutions necessary to resolve the myriad of obstacles under one roof.

With our flood management service, you do not have to worry about:

  • Biohazard remediation
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Rodent clean up services
  • Disinfecting companies

SERVPRO works to secure the property affected by a storm, thus preventing further deterioration of any section, whether affected or not. We take preventive measures such as installing roof tarps to seal holes in a torn roof. We also board up the structure to separate affected areas from the rest of the house or seal openings such as doors or windows damaged by storms. Boarding up also helps keep rodents and small animals from readily accessing the house interiors.

Buildings affected by storms may be hazardous because of unstable components or the heavy contamination from groundwater. However, our SERVPRO technicians can access the properties safely since we use protective gear such as hard hats, bodysuits, and rubber boots, thus minimizing the chances of injury.

SERVPRO of Paramus can handle any flood damage loss, restoring properties to their preloss state. Call us at (201) 445-5588 when you need assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Water Damage Affects Flooring Materials in Paramus

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

float carpet SERVPRO can rescue water damaged carpets in Paramus homes with advanced equipment and a method called, "floating a carpet."

Why SERVPRO For Water Damage Restoration In Param

In a town so perfectly suburban that even The Wall Street Journal has to admit it, Paramus is an ideal place to live and raise a family. Minor disasters like a failing water heater or a broken inlet pipe still cost our neighbors thousands of dollars in damage and restoration expenses every year.

Why Should You Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration?

Every technician on our restoration team trains to the standards required by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). They can perform every task, from removing standing water to performing minor repairs and drying out the interior of each home.

Failed plumbing issues do not usually leave a large amount of water damage inside a Paramus home. Team members begin by removing this standing water with extraction wands. These devices are excellent for removing water about ankle deep or closer to the floor. Technicians can adjust the vacuum rate and use an internal heating element to help dry carpets and wood floors.

Making the adjustments can prevent delamination in carpets. This separation of the top and bottom layers happens when the glue softens from being underwater for too long, so quickly drawing it off reduces the risk. The wands can also draw out water from between floorboards to lower the threat of their cracking or splitting from extended exposure to the water.

SERVPRO technicians then examine beneath both to reduce the humidity. For carpets, this means lifting and rolling them up out of the way. They next remove the carpet pad and throw it out. Pads deteriorate quickly, and it is simply more economical to replace them than spend labor hours trying to dry them. They next use air movers and fans to dry the floor before laying down the pad and replacing the carpet.

For wood floors, team members insert a moisture meter between floorboards to test the space underneath. If the air tests high, they carefully lift a floorboard usually hidden by a bed or other furniture pieces. Technicians insert a hose attached to an air mover to force warm, dry air into the space to increase the evaporation rate. Once it tests at normal levels again, they carefully replace the floorboard. If needed, our personnel can strip the old veneer from the wood and apply a new coat for a professional appearance.

For SERVPRO of Paramus, the goal is to return every home to its original condition. To learn more, call us today at (201) 445-5588.

Don't Tackle Fire Damage Remediation Alone in Your Paramus Home

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

drawing house fire flames and smoke Don't Let a House Fire in Your Paramus Home Get You Down--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

How Learning Fire Behavior Helps Restorers When Fixing Fire Damage in Paramus

To the average person, the best way to define the aftermath of a fire is chaotic. The damages left by the blaze affect contents and structure haphazardly. Therefore, it is challenging to know the best place to begin the restoration process. On the other hand, our IICRC professionals recognize patterns, including how smoke residues spread out throughout the property, thus helping in preparing a response plan.

Temperature levels differ in different fire incidents, and this affects the restoration of fire damage in Paramus. Temperatures in a fire incident affect the restoration process by determining where smoke movements deposit residues and how hard such deposits adhere to materials. Smoke from hot fires concentrates near the ceiling, where it replaces cooler air through convection currents.  Finding heat lines in such cases is common. From experience, our SERVPRO technicians understand how difficult it is to clean residues above the heat line, so we remove the affected materials instead of trying to clean them.

As the fire burns, some surrounding surfaces might remain cooler, attracting smoke, which moves towards colder areas (hot to cold). In a room with well-insulated walls, the temperature differential is usually around the windows. As the smoke wafts to the window, it leaves massive deposits of tar and other residues on the back of draperies. Our SERVPRO technicians make a point of checking such areas even when there are no visible smoke deposits on the front. Also, closets and other concealed areas collect large amounts of residues, so we check them too.

Smoke particles can also go through ionization, especially when a fire burns plastics. The electrically charged smoke particles are attracted to surfaces with an opposite charge, which can manifest in smoke webs forming, which are similar to cobwebs. When our SERVPRO team finds signs of ionization, we know that the fire burned plastics even if all physical evidence is gone. We, therefore, prepare for advanced cleaning procedures to remove wet smoke residue and pungent smells associated with such fires

In case of a fire incident in your Westwood, Hillsdale, or Paramus property, call SERVPRO of Paramus to help. You can reach us at (201) 445-5588 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Reliable Water Mitigation Services to Paramus Residents

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

equipment drying hardwood floor in a kitchen Water mitigation in Paramus means limiting the water damage caused by spills--That is where SERVPRO can help

Paramus Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Mitigation of Their Homes

If water mitigation is not done promptly at your Paramus home, it can cause secondary damage that can make the situation worse. Hiring a professional water mitigation company like SERVPRO can help you prevent extensive water damage and save time and money.

SERVPRO performs water mitigation of Paramus homes after a variety of water incidents, including-

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Basement flooding
  • Sewer backup

Removing the moisture during water damage restoration can be easy or difficult, depending on how the moisture is contained within the material. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of strategies to deal with different types of moisture.

Forms of moisture SERVPRO techs encounter during water damage remediation of your Paramus home

Moisture can get trapped or absorbed on various surfaces after a water damage incidence. SERVPRO technicians classify moisture in the following categories-

  • Surface water- It is the water in liquid form that accumulates on the surface of a material. Technicians deal with this water first during the water cleanup process. Technicians remove it by extraction followed by evaporation with the help of air movers.
  • Free water- It is the water absorbed by the material when it is either in contact with water or humid air. Although it is within the material, it is still 'free' as it is not chemically bonded with the molecules. The evaporation rate of this type of moisture is slower and needs higher air temperatures and flow rates.
  • Bound water- It is the water that is bound within the cells of the wood. It is most difficult to remove. Heating the material can speed up the drying process.

Call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 today; we are here to help you 24/7.

Can Paramus Companies Rely on Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO for Help?

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in storage area Dark and damp areas, like storage rooms, are places where mold can grow. Inspect your business often for signs of mold growth.

Does SERVPRO Provide Mold Inspections, Remediation, and Removal for Companies in Paramus?

The first time many companies in Paramus realize that they have an issue with mold is a musty odor in their buildings. Mold spores are everywhere, both inside structures and outside. Mold spores need moisture, a food source, and warm temperatures, often located inside dark unused rooms with little air circulation.

SERVPRO provides mold removal, inspections, and remediation services to companies in Paramus with mold infestations. If one of your employees or your property manager suspects there is mold due to a musty odor, call SERVPRO for a mold inspection.

We will check your entire premises for mold and sources of moisture that could contribute to mold growth. Our mold removal and remediation services include:

  • Remove porous materials contaminated extensively by mold
  • Clean nonporous materials
  • Vacuum using a HEPA equipped vacuum to remove loose mold fragments
  • Clean all surfaces from top to bottom to remove mold spores
  • Complete several rounds of cleaning to remove all newly settled dust and spores

 Call SERVPRO of Paramus for mold removal companies in Paramus and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 445-5588.

Will SERVPRO Review Their Water Mitigation Plan with Homeowners in Westwood?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

living room with puddled water on floor A broken water heater flooded this house. SERVPRO was able to quickly remove the water and restore the home.

When Does SERVPRO Do Water Damage Restoration Planning for Clients in Westwood?

There are considerable advantages to developing a proper plan before starting any job, including water mitigation in Westwood homes and businesses. Developing a procedure helps to estimate the equipment and staff needed to complete the water damage restoration project. A project plan also helps our clients understand what is involved and how long it will take for water cleanup, drying, and needed repairs.

SERVPRO has provided water mitigation and water clean-up services in Westwood since 2007. Our water removal services experience has shown us that our clients are anxious when their homes are wet and looking for help. That’s why we respond in less than 4 hours on a 24/7 basis.

We discuss our plan to remove water, moisture and dry the structure and contents and repairs required with the customer. Our communications with our customers always ensure that their concerns are addressed. We take the time to:

  • Explain all of the necessary steps for water mitigation and restoration
  • Identify all areas and contents that need cleaning and drying
  • Explain why some items may not be restorable and need a decision by the client or the adjuster
  • Answer all our client’s questions.

Call SERVPRO of Paramus for water mitigation in Westwood and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 445-5588.