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Does SERVPRO Handle Muck-Out Cleaning in Paramus Homes after Flooding?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Don't let flood water take over your Paramus home, Call our certified storm damage technicians for assistance.

Following Flood Damage, Debris and Mud can Overwhelm Exposed Areas of Your Paramus House. 

Flood restoration can involve many steps and intricate efforts from our experienced storm damage response team. However, emergency services water damage, including extraction and water removal services, are the first needed actions. Eliminating the water can often expose a secondary need for extensive surface cleaning and controlled demolition.

What Can Muck-Out Cleaning Remove in Paramus Homes? 

You cannot begin to recover other flood damage in Paramus homes without first addressing the debris and sediment that has made its way inside. Muck-out cleaning and debris removal play a critical role in expediting the overall restoration process and preventing further damaging effects like contaminants. These efforts can often find a wide variety of soils and debris after a flood, but the process targets:

After a flood, our SERVPRO of Paramus team can help with fast mitigation and cleaning efforts to make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (201) 445-5588.

How Do You Spot a Need for Mold Removal in Paramus Homes?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Our SERVPRO Mold Specialists Can Help with a Thorough Mold Inspection in Paramus.  

Mold organisms can develop and begin spreading through an affected area of a residence within 48 hours of moisture exposure. Our experienced team of professionals can help you to identify potential mold growth and microbial threats when signs might not be deliberate and apparent. We have moisture detection tools to find damp pockets that can often facilitate mold colonies.

When is Mold Damage Remediation Needed for Paramus Homes? 

Because mold removal for Paramus homes can be a complicated procedure when different levels of damage exist, we rely on the mold inspection results to determine where to begin and which areas are the priority for responding remediators. Our mold specialists can work to remove active colonies using multiple strategies and techniques, including:

  • Abrasive surface cleaning
  • Antimicrobial cleaning products
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Sanding
  • Controlled demolition

As challenging as mold growth can be in a home, our experienced SERVPRO of Paramus team can help to overcome its effects. Give us a call anytime at (201) 445-5588.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Fire and Smoke Damage in Westwood Homes?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a fire mishap. Give us a call right away.

Our Team Has Multiple Products and Tools for Fire Damage Restoration in Westwood.

Fire and smoke damage can spread quickly in a home, making it vital to get professionals moving swiftly to help. Our SERVPRO roster has fire and smoke restorers and odor control technicians to reach your property fast. We can help with:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire damaged homes
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire and smoke damage

How Does Fire Debris Removal Help Fire Damaged Homes? 

One of the first actions for fire damage restoration in Westwood homes is fire debris removal. Addressing the immediate fire and smoke damage in the property can significantly reduce the concentrations of soot particles and smoke damage. Because smoke remediation is a critical phase of fire damage restoration, these emergency services make later cleaning and recovery efforts more efficient and cost-effective. Other emergency services that can also help to reduce structural damage or content damage in your home include: 

  • Controlled demolition
  • HEPA air filtration
  • Water extraction

How Can Our Professionals Clean Smoke Damage in Westwood?

Air filtration and environmental cleaning are essential to allow a safe workspace for responding technicians on our team. Airborne hazards and contaminants can pose threats to those without the appropriate personal protective equipment. However, these coverings can also impede the speed and efficiency of fire damage restoration practices to follow. We have air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other cleaning processes to overcome pressing smoke damage concerns.

House Fire Clean Up of Soot and Soils 

Soot can be one of the most hazardous presences in a home after a fire. Fire damage restoration of these specific threats can involve many steps and stages, specifically removing residues and soils from surfaces. Because of soot particles' carcinogenic and acidic composition, they can permanently damage and stain underlying surfaces and structural materials after prolonged exposure. Our SERVPRO team works with leading removal techniques to protect these building materials and prevent unnecessary controlled demolition when possible. Surface cleaning can be achieved with detergents and solvents that can emulsify or dissolve stubborn soils. 

Removing Harsh Odors During Westwood Smoke Remediation

Among the objectives of responding fire damage restoration technicians is removing and neutralizing odors present in the environment. Post-fire damage can overwhelm rooms and areas of your property that preliminary smoke remediation cannot completely address. We have multiple cleaning products that can reduce the concentrations of strong and noxious smells following fire damage, but also rely on effective deodorization instruments in our inventory such as: 

  • HEPA filtration products 
  • Air scrubbers 
  • Hydroxyl generators 
  • ULV / thermal foggers 
  • Ozone machines 

Because fire damage restoration can take so many forms and stages after an emergency, you need a team of professionals capable of helping you nearly every step of the way. Our SERVPRO of Paramus team has the experience and extensive training to make fire disasters "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (201) 445-5588.

Can SERVPRO Protect Your Carpets during Water Remediation?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

two young girls lying on carpeted floor Keep your floors safe for them. Call SERVPRO to remediate your water damage.

Paramus Floor Coverings are in Safe Hands with Us

One of the most frustrating aspects of water damage in your home is the thought of replacing everything that got soaked. Carpets, drapes, and furniture are not cheap, so it is better to repair rather than replace where possible.

SERVPRO focuses on repairing as much as we can so you do not have to replace everything after water remediation in your Paramus home. For example, we can apply a range of cleaning methods to restore your carpets “Like it never even happened.”

The best way to preserve your carpets is to carry out a thorough examination before we begin. Your SERVPRO team will examine your carpets to determine:

  • The type of fibers constructing the carpet, such as wool or synthetics.
  • Carpet style such as loop, multi-loop, plush, or shag. The carpet style affects which methods we can use to clean it.
  • Colorfastness, so we know which methods we can safely use without causing the color to bleed.

Carrying out a proper assessment first means we can better determine how to tackle the water damage and restore your carpets and rugs.

For water remediation that you can trust, call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588.

Can You Prepare for Flood Damage to Your Paramus Business?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged hallway; standing water on floor Commercial flooding happens. Should the water enter your business, call SERVPRO for fast effective remediation.

SERVPRO Helps Paramus Companies Handle Flood Damage

No one wants to incur flood damage in their business. A closed business means no customers and no revenue. Unfortunately, sometimes even with the best planning, you cannot avoid a flood.

However, you can prepare for potential flood damage in your Paramus business. Preparing now means you can get back on your feet faster.

The best way to ensure your business is ready if a flood comes is to sign up for a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP.) Your ERP contains all the essential information, such as:

  • Water and power shut-off points.
  • The chain of command to contact in an emergency.
  • A solid plan for getting your business open again.

You can also use your ERP to set your local SERVPRO office as your go-to flood damage repair service, which means you can contact us faster when you need us. It is free to set up your ERP. Simply create an account online, download the app, and follow the on-screen instructions.

To help prepare your business for potential flood damage issues, call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588.

Help for Water Damage Repair in Westwood

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

gloved hand cleaning rain gutter Clogged gutters and downspouts account for significant water damage each year. Clean your gutters at least once per year.

SERVPRO Keeps the Borough Dry Whatever the Weather

Westwood is a small borough of New Jersey, with just over 10,000 residents. Despite its small size, Westwood has a rich history and plenty of things to see and do. The local government formed Westwood due to a phenomenon known as "Boroughitis." In the late 1800's the provincial government decided to reform the school system in New Jersey and regarded the best way to do that was splitting large townships into smaller boroughs. This craze continued for several years, and Westwood is one of the boroughs that came about.

Westwood started as farming land with just a small scattering of families. In the mid-nineteenth century, the town consisted of six stores, four schools, and twenty mills. However, the Hackensack and New York Railroad's beginnings in 1870 changed its fortunes, causing it to grow rapidly. Builders soon added churches, more stores, European-style homes, distilleries, hotels, and even a laundrette to the town's landscape.

Today, Westwood is a pleasant suburb with a green park at its heart and is popular with people who want easy access to bigger towns without the hustle of urban life.

Enjoy Time Outside in Westwood's Beautiful Parks

Westwood has a wealth of community parks designed to encourage residents to enjoy fresh air and exercise. Town parks offer a wide range of activities and facilities, including dog walking parks, plenty of long walks, ball fields, playgrounds, and tennis and basketball courts. Some even offer outdoor yoga spaces. The local community holds events in Westwood's parks throughout the year, and many of the parks also provide picnic and barbecue spaces that you can rent for a low fee if you want to host a gathering.

Some popular Westwood parks include:

  • Veteran's Memorial Park offers a quiet recreational area with plenty of seating. The bandstand is home to concerts throughout the summer, and there are also easter egg hunts and children's parades. 
  • Westfield Park offers ball courts, pavilions, a concession stand, and a paved walking area. Located in a convenient locale, you can walk from Westfield across a nature reserve to Pascack Brook County Park, where you will feel as though you are miles from civilization.
  • Westwood Train Station is a historic train station set in a rolling green park. Take the time to explore the nearby walks, or check out the Westwood Heritage Society's Museum, located in the old station. The station itself is striking, being built of cream-colored Briar Hill Stone.

Can yard care help prevent water damage?

Groundskeepers at Westwood parks know the importance of keeping lawns, flowerbeds, and outbuildings in good condition. Keeping an eye on your yard can also help protect your home from water damage. Some problem areas to be aware of include:

  • Lawns that slope towards your home rather than away.
  • Blocked drains and gutters leading to overflow.
  • Precarious old trees that might damage the roof and let the rain in.

SERVPRO recommends taking good care of your yard as a way to protect your home from water damage. However, if you need water damage repair, our expert teams are here for you. We can clean and dry everything from drapes and carpets to walls and furniture.

For reliable water damage repair, call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588.

Unattended Candles Can Cause Extensive Fire Damage

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

a ceiling that has soot covering it from fire damage Suffered through a fire at your home? Call our certified technicians at (201) 445-5588 to investigate the fire damage situation.

Water and Fire Damage Can Cause Extensive Damage in Westwood Homes

Fires start in homes and buildings for many reasons. A burning cigarette casually discarded, electrical short circuits, or even a candle left burning can initiate a fire that causes extensive damage to a home and the contents.

While fire damage in Westwood homes can be catastrophic, so can the damage caused by the fire department in quelling the fire. The fire department uses lots of water, or in some cases, foam fire retardants to remove oxygen from the fire. SERVPRO removes all of the water and chemicals, and damaged material before restoration can begin.

SERVPRO has extensive experience managing the aftermath of this kind of damage. Our team provides all of the services required after a fire, including:

  • Board up of windows and doors, tarps covering the roof
  • Removal of water and chemicals, moisture removal, and drying
  • Soot and smoke removal from all surfaces
  • Sanitize and cleaning of all recoverable contents
  • Restoration of your home or business to its preloss condition

Contact SERVPRO of Paramus for fire damage services to Westwood residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 445-5588.

Remove Water and Humidity Before Long Term Issues Occur

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded room with stairs Affected by recent water damage? Contact our technicians at (201) 445-5588 for services to help you at this time.

Can Water Mitigation and Removal Reduce Mold Infestations in Westwood?

Water leaks occur all of the time from leaking pipes or overflowing sinks or tubs. Many consumers mop up the water and let the moisture dissipate over time, assuming no further damage will occur. Water seeps into many nooks and crannies, inside walls and under cupboards. These dark warm areas are perfect conditions for mold to grow, especially with lingering moisture.

SERVPRO can assist with water mitigation in Westwood and avoid mold growth. Our experience and water sensing equipment can find water and moisture in these hard to reach areas. We use:

  • Moisture sensors to assess moisture in carpets and padding
  • Thermal imaging cameras to determine moisture levels in building materials
  • Moisture meters to measure actual moisture content
  • Inspection cameras to observe water and moisture inside cavities

Once moisture is detected, SERVPRO uses specialized equipment to dry these areas and avoid mold growth, which causes health effects for many people and structural problems if allowed to continue.

Contact SERVPRO of Paramus for water mitigation services to Westwood residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 445-5588.

Paramus Commercial Building Mold Inspection Services

1/24/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on a wall near an outlet Mold damage can quickly overtake your home. Contact our technicians at (201) 445-5588 for emergency services.

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Mold Inspection in Paramus

Paramus, NJ, is located approximately 8 miles west of upper Manhattan. Paramus gets its name from Native American origin, derived from a word meaning, "Land of the Turkeys." The Lenape Native Americans settled the area and sold 2000 acres to Albert Saboroweski. Saboriweski had emigrated from Poland in 1662. Paramus also played a part in the American Revolutionary War. General George Washington had his headquarters in the area in July 1778.

During the 20th century, Paramus became a shopping destination for nearby New York State consumers looking for great prices and lower sales taxes.

The city is one of the largest shopping locations in the US, producing over $6 billion in retail sales. The combination of:

  • Lower sales taxes
  • Proximity to a dense urban area – Manhattan
  • Efficient transit network
  • Limited planning restrictions

These factors provided ideal conditions for the city to achieve tremendous retail sales results, even with "Blue Laws" in place. Blue laws ban almost all white-collar and retail establishments from opening on Sundays. Grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations can remain open.

Major shopping malls include:

  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • Paramus Park
  • The Outlets at Bergen Town Center
  • Fashion Center

Many retailers have stores in multiple locations. There are at least 25 retailers with outlets in 2 or more malls.

Attractions and Activities in Paramus

Shopping is a major attraction to the area; however, there are many other attractions in the area. A few of these include:

  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Easton Tower
  • Fritz Behnke Historical Museum
  • Bury the Hatchet Paramus – Axe Throwing
  • Golf courses, Restaurants, and Theaters

 Bergen County Zoological Park

The zoo focused on North and South American animals, covers 18 acres with several exhibits, including a Great Plains exhibit, amphitheater shows, an 1860's farmyard, and an aviary to walk through. The zoo is open year-round and currently is offering free admission during the current health situation. Some activities are closed or restricted. Visitors are encouraged to check local requirements before heading to the Bergen County Zoological Park.

Easton Tower

Edward D Easton built Easton Tower in 1899 next to the Saddle River. Initially, it housed a water pump on the estate. He was president of the Columbia Phonograph Company.

Fritz Behnke Historical Museum

The Fritz Behnke Historical Museum provides a glimpse of what life was like in the late 1800s living in Paramus's village. Woodworking, blacksmithing, farm implements, schooling, and an 8-minute video of Paramus's history are on display.

Make Arrangements for Mold Inspection in Paramus

Commercial buildings often experience minor water leaks or condensation on cold water pipes. Mold can grow in dark and warm locations where moisture exists, potentially causing health effects for employees and customers entering the building.

SERVPRO utilizes various inspection tools to check for high moisture levels in the air, inside materials, and in cavities hidden from view. Our team uses minimally invasive procedures to avoid damage to walls and floors. Once we detect high moisture levels and potential mold infestations, our team explains the action required to:

  • Remove infested materials
  • Remove moisture and dry the area
  • Eliminate the source of the moisture

Contact SERVPRO of Paramus for mold inspection services to Westwood commercial buildings and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (201) 445-5588.

Visit Westwood's Demarest Farm this January for Excellent Food, Drinks, and Tours

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

demarest farms bbq Relax, SERVPRO takes care of the floodwaters in your Westwood home, while you enjoy a great BBQ.

The Demarest Farm is a Family-run Business for Westwood Residents this Winter

The Demarest Farm is 34-acre farmland that has been in the family for over 130 years. Since the mid-seventies, the farmyard has been open to the public for seasonal peach and pumpkin pickings as well as tours of the local orchard. While the orchard light show may well have been packed away come January, the weekly barbeques that have become a tradition for residents continue. Every Thursday night, the barbecue feast serves up ribs, salads, chicken, and hotdogs to its delighted guests. Wagon rides are also available, while winter specialties like flaming smores are a joy. For older visitors, the home-made ciders that come directly from the orchards are an experience that you cannot find anywhere else in Bergen County.

  • The farm features a pick your own orchard, seasonal gardening center, and a farm store for taking produce with you
  • Barbecues cost $21 per head and are served up every Thursday.
  • A drive-in movie theater opens periodically throughout the year with family-friendly picks.

Getting rid of floodwaters from your home is only possible with industrial equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 for help with your flooding emergency.