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How do I Minimize Water Loss at my Business?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

outside view of multistory office building Don't let a water loss event close your business. Call SERVPRO today!

SERVPRO Commercial Water Restoration Helps Paramus Businesses Recover from Water Losses with a Minimum Loss of Revenue.

When should I use professional restoration services for my business?

Water can impact the structure, equipment, and viability of your Paramus business. Small businesses like retail outlets or supermarkets can be at particular risk of water-related losses because of the temporary closure. If you or your staff notice damp spots in your business premises or odors in some areas of the structure, these can be a sign of a slow leak or water issue. Water-incidents can make your business unsafe for staff and customers, so you should use a commercial restoration specialist to identify and repair the problem as quickly as possible. SERVPRO can mobilize water restoration technicians (WRT) quickly to dry out and decontaminate your property.

What qualifications should I look for when arranging commercial restoration?

When choosing a commercial water restoration provider in Paramus, it can be tough to decide which is the most reliable. Independently awarded qualifications can re-assure you of the expertise of a restoration firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) body is an excellent place to start when looking for commercial restorers. SERVPRO has a roster of technicians that have the expertise to recover losses in your business as well as many essential IICRC qualifications. Our focus is on water restoration with additional knowledge in textile cleaning, floor care, and general construction.

What constitutes urgent water damage?

  • Unpleasant odors emanating from particular regions of your business
  • Visible signs of dampness, mold, or moisture
  • Leaking and dripping
  • Loud plumbing systems or rattling inside walls
  • Discoloration of paintwork, cracking, and markings on the structure of the property
  • High humidity levels- you can measure these using a thermal hygrometer

Do I need to close my business during water restoration?

Closure of your business may be necessary for extreme Paramus water damage situations. SERVPRO communicates closely with premises managers and business owners throughout the restoration project. In some circumstances, it may be possible to work around your needs during commercial restoration. We can set up signage and barriers to warn staff or customers of areas that are restricted access. By confining the water emergency to a single space, we hope to cause minimum disruption to your business while still preventing foot-traffic from causing further harm. If water is in the central region of your business, it may be more efficient to dry the area by closing your business temporarily.

How do I dry out commercial premises?

The core methods of drying water damage are to control the temperature, humidity, and airflow within the area. The surest way to maintain control over these metrics is to establish a closed system drying method. Closed-system drying uses air-moving equipment, dehumidifiers, and portable furnaces to create ideal conditions for drying. Air movement helps to ensure that water can evaporate properly, while dehumidification draws evaporated moisture from the air. A closed system drying procedure, on average, takes between two and five days, although the size of your business premises and the extent of damage can influence the timeframe.

How do I measure the effectiveness of the drying procedure in my business?

  • Use a thermal hygrometer to measure the relative humidity of an unaffected area of the premises
  • Use combination dehumidifiers and air movers to encourage drying
  • Measure the exhaust output of the dehumidifiers and water level to assess the effectiveness
  • Compare the humidity of the unaffected area with the affected area until the results are the same

Is commercial water damage likely to return?

Recurring water issues are usually the result of insufficient restoration. Sometimes, a property may appear dry, but the root causes of your water issue remain. When water issues are recurring, it could be due to plumbing issues in the building or leakages. Although these issues can stack and result in secondary damages like mold growth, SERVPRO technicians undergo training to identify water issue sources. You may need to enlist the assistance of a plumber or roofer to remedy the cause of damage rather than remediate the symptoms. We can contact trusted professionals on your behalf for specialized restoration to ensure that a water issue returns once the premises return to a preloss condition.

If your business suffers from a water issue, it is vital to us a commercial restorer to stop it at the source. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 now.

How Can I Prevent Moisture From Ruining My Carpet in Hillside?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

home interior water leaking damaged plasterboard and carpet Quick action after a water damage emergency can help save money when repairing your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

For Water Damage Repair Services That Can Save your Carpets in Hillsdale Call SERVPRO

When working towards restoring your home after any type of disaster, our SERVPRO experts work towards preserving and protecting your negatively affected structure and contents. One of the most primary concerns is saturated carpets and padding.

How can my carpets be saved?

During water damage repair in Hillsdale, our SERVPRO technicians take every measure possible to save your carpets. We know that your carpeting materials can get ruined if it gets saturated or if it stays inside the fabric materials for too long. Therefore, we can utilize methods, including implementing industrial extractors and drying equipment to remove moisture from your flooring as quickly as possible.

How can moisture ruin my carpets?

  • Delamination: Carpeting consists of fibers with secondary and primary backings. Moisture can make the backings of your carpet separate from the grains. Delamination is a term that describes the aspect of carpet separating from the material holding it together, and when it occurs, it can cause your flooring to get removed and replaced.
  • Latex Deterioration: All carpets have a primary and secondary backing that helps hold the fibers to the support that sits on your subfloor. Both of the backings get held together by latex adhesives. Latex starts slowly deteriorating as soon as it gets installed by naturally occurring events such as foot traffic, sunlight, and gases in the air.

If my padding gets wet, does it have to be removed and replaced?

The answer to this question is that it depends upon how much moisture has soaked into your carpet pad. If your padding gets saturated, it is often cheaper to just remove and replace it than it is to attempt to dry it out. However, in situations where the amount of water entering your house is minor, extraction and drying methods could save all of your floorings.

Any time you notice wet carpets inside your house in Woodcliff Lake or Montvale, call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588.

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I Need to Eliminate the Fire Damage in My Paramus Office Building. Who Can Help Me?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO to Deal With the Commercial Fire Damage in Your Paramus Office Building

A fire’s destructive power can leave your Paramus office building devastated. Once firefighters extinguish the flames, you need to take steps to restore the building to its normal condition. SERVPRO can help you to clean up and restore your commercial property.

What can SERVPRO do to eliminate the fire damage?

Our fire restoration experts can assist you in putting your business premises back together so that normal operations can resume. To deal with the commercial fire damage in your Paramus office building, we can first assess the damage to know how the restoration process should proceed. The other steps we can take include:

    •    Removing debris
    •    Water damage restoration
    •    Soot cleanup
    •    Odor removal

What could happen after fire damage in an office building?

A fire-damaged office building is a hazard for the people who work in it and the customers. The heat and water could have weakened the walls, making them prone to collapse. There could also be a danger of electrical shock. Fire, smoke, or soot-damaged office equipment and possessions could end up being beyond repair if they are not handled properly from the first response. Downtime for firms operating in the building could translate to lost revenue. That’s why you need to hire SERVPRO since we can help you to restore the property within a short time.

Removing smoke residues after a fire is difficult. How do you remove them?

Thick layers of soot mixed with moisture often cover a large area of commercial fire sites. Soot’s acidic composition can cause additional destruction on its own on the surfaces it is in contact with. It can stain textured and porous surfaces, and permanently discolor plastics, grout, granite, and the unburned fixture constructed with wood or textiles.

Our team can use industrial vacuums to remove dry particles that are loosely attached to surfaces. If moisture contacts the particles, it can cause the surface to absorb them and be difficult to eradicate. We usually try to vacuum dry smoke residues from surfaces before we apply wet cleaning products. For soils that are not loose particles, our SERVPRO team can dissolve them so that it is easier to remove them.

How do you neutralize smoke odors?

Many owners of office buildings find that the smell the smoke, soot, and water leave behind after a fire is impossible to neutralize. It is a toxic and lingering odor that makes the environment unpleasant. Our team can use specialized odor removal equipment like thermal foggers, air scrubbers, and hydroxyl machines to remove the odors.

Are you dealing with fire damage in an office building? Call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 to offer effective restoration. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Can Flood Damage Do to My Hillsdale Basement?

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged basement When basement flooding affects your home, a quick call to SERVPRO is what you need. We are available 24/7.

Hillsdale Homes That Have Suffered Flood Damage Can Receive Mitigation Services from Disaster Cleanup Specialists

Basement flooding is one of the most common home maladies after a natural disaster in the Hillsdale area. Small-scale basement floods can be as much as $10,000, while more substantial flooding can rack up costs between $25,000 and $50,000.

If a disaster has left flood damage in your Hillsdale home’s basement, SERVPRO technicians can return your home to a preloss condition. Your local SERVPRO is also licensed to render general contracting services (license #13VH001305854800) for more effective rebuilding after flooding.

How Floods Can Affect Your Basement

  • Foundation damage. If the foundation of your home has cracks, a ground flood can deepen these cracks, which can be costly and challenging to repair.
  • Mold growth. Basements already often tend toward being humid and hospitable for mold, but this is amplified by the presence of floodwaters and contaminants that can allow microbes to spread.
  • Overloaded waterproofing. Waterproofing systems in your basement, including sump pumps, may not be able to handle the amount of water that comes into your home. After cleanup, these systems may require repair or replacement.

SERVPRO’s Sanitation Strategies

Sanitation is key to flood damage mitigation and comes before drying. This process is essential to keeping homes safe because:

  • Microbes can spread through the air when SERVPRO techs are operating air movers and dehumidifiers.
  • The high contamination risk posed by floodwaters requires more stringent sanitation than a typical clean or gray water damage situation. Sewage, pests, and chemical runoff all create safety concerns that must be addressed promptly through sanitation.
  • SERVPRO’s EPA-registered biocide solutions eliminate microbial proliferation, which curbs the spread of contaminants and odors.

After extraction and sanitation, structural drying can begin.

SERVPRO of Paramus supports the community with mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster when you call (201) 445-5588.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Paramus, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Paramus today at (201) 445-5588 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Who Can Help When I Cannot Get Rid of the Smoky Odors After a House Fire?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

serge protector with plugs on fire. Don't have no worries if you had a fire in your Westwood home. Call SERVPRO for their specialized service.

Westwood Residents Rely on SERVPRO to Offer Cutting-Edge Fire Damage Odor Resolution

The job of cleaning up fire damage residues is far from easy, but it eventually completes with or without the assistance of an expert disaster response company. Surfaces are clean, appliances work safely, personal possessions are cleared of corrosion and set back in place, clothing is laundered, and furniture is ready for your family to gather. As you settle back into a semblance of normalcy in your Westwood home, one fire loss related problem endures. Malodors are present despite all the cleaning and repairs. The quiet enjoyment of your home is impossible to sustain.

Is the Only Answer to Persistent Fire Damage Odor an Air Freshener?

The internet marketplaces and shelves at your local hardware or grocery store line up perfuming or masking agents as an answer to tough odors following fire damage in Westwood. Sprays, deodorant blocks, essential oils, wax melts, fabric wicks, absorbent clays, and more claim to solve your odor problem. Although we may choose briefly to employ professional masking agents as one tool, our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians also have other strategies that are longer lasting or permanent solutions. Masking distracts from the foul smell, but it does not eliminate it, and its temporary nature means reapplication of the products may be necessary.

How Are Odors Linked to Fire Damage Mitigation and Remediation in General?

Odors are created during combustion. As materials burn, many chemical changes occur in reaction to the heat, oxygen level, and air pressure. Combustion unleashes toxic residues, vapors, and liquids, all of which can carry distinctly unpleasant smells. Soot particles are tiny bits of potentially hazardous and unpleasantly scented and incompletely combusted plastic, textiles, wood, food, grease, paper, and more. They float on air currents and settle on all surfaces and contents inside your home. Sometimes they get sucked into HVAC systems. Basic deodorization protocols learned and used by SERVPRO technicians during IICRC coursework recognize the link between debris and residues and odors, recommending the following multi-step protocol to work toward odor elimination:

First, remove the odor source.

If the charred debris and waste are gone, they carry the odor out of your home. Checking under and behind fixtures and furniture can reveal debris missed. When an area of a room or hall is particularly smelly, removing a portion of drywall might show burned framing, insulation, or other materials that must be removed to eliminate odors.

Second, thoroughly clean surfaces coated in the odor-bearing soots (check the entire house--these residues drift).

If the soot left behind is cleaned with appropriate products, tools, and methods, the bulk of the odors is removed as well. Be sure the interiors and tops of cabinets receive a cleaning, as well as hidden surfaces such as the top of fan blades, woodwork. Replace HVAC filters.

Third, if smells persist despite disposal and cleaning, recreate the environment present during the fire and odor penetration and apply deodorizers in the sam way.

The heat and smoke of a fire can be recreated by thermal fogging, where a heated chamber breaks down the deodorant into smaller particles that seek out, pair with, and neutralize soots, both airborne and settled.

Fourth, consider sealing surfaces that absorbed malodors.

Sealing can help in extraordinary situations like HVAC systems and attics, vaulted, or otherwise inaccessible spaces where surface cleaning is impossible. Broadcast sprayers propel sealants onto these hard to reach surfaces where they keep the malodorous vapors from leaching into the air.

Are Any Other Options Available to Eliminate Odors?

We continuously train our employees and research unique and innovative improvements in odor-elimination technology. When we find effective options that we can use safely, we add them to our arsenal of odor elimination tools.

Ozone MachinesUsed with care, usually in small, contained areas or even off-site, ozone machines can remove odors from furniture and other items. Ozone cannot be used around pets or people, limiting its application as a whole-house remedy. 

Hydroxyl Generators

These machines produce molecules that seek out the odor-bearing particles. A chemical reaction occurs that alters the soot at a molecular level, neutralizing the smell. The operation of a hydroxyl generator does not put humans or pets at risk.

Enzymatic Treatments

Some products are available that break down organic-based malodors using enzymes. Often used for fabrics, they can solve odor problems with protein-based residues.

Who is better positioned to eliminate persistent fire damage odors SERVPRO of Paramus for members of our community? If smoky smells linger, give us a call at (201) 445-5588.

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What Is Better? An Open or Closed Drying System After a Water Leak in your Paramus home?

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

water damage caused by storm We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

The Paramus Restoration Team at SERVPRO Scopes the Damage and Determines the Best Drying System for Your Home

After a water leak, one of the key factors in returning your Paramus home to preloss condition is adequately drying surfaces and removing moisture from the air. Without a dry environment, further damage may occur, such as mold infestations or long-term structural damage.

What Factors go Into Choosing an Open or Closed Drying System?

SERVPRO Water Damage Specialists Consider Weather and Other External Factors
With any water damage in Paramus, there are several external factors to consider, such as the time of year and the weather outside your home. The specific location and security of your home are other deciding factors. For an open drying system, consistent weather is crucial.

What is an Open Drying System?

    •    Open drying systems exchange the air from inside the home with air from the outside.
    •    Air is constantly warm and dry for success with this system.
    •    Outside humidity levels are 20 fewer grains per pound (gpp) than indoor levels.

What is a Closed Drying System?

    •    Closed systems use dehumidification equipment to pull moisture from the air.
    •    Technicians control humidity levels with dehumidifiers and air moving equipment.
    •    Portions of the home may be sectioned off to form drying chambers.

Which System Works the Best?

Most often, SERVPRO technicians choose a closed system over the open drying system. It's far easier to control, especially in a colder, variable climate like that of New Jersey's. An open drying system may pose security issues as windows are open and unlocked. Closed systems also facilitate closing off one area of the home to concentrate drying efforts in just one space.

Contact SERVPRO of Paramus (general contractor # 13VH001305854800) at (201) 445-5588 for 24/7 assistance. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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A Pipe Burst and My Paramus Home Has a Lot of Water, Whom Should I Call to Protect My Property?

4/25/2020 (Permalink)

damage caused by water leakage If you are dealing with water damage in your house, contact SERVPRO and ask about our restoration services.

SERVPRO Can Offer Fast Service to Mitigate the Water Damage in Your Paramus Home

Seeing water damage in your home can be a traumatic experience. If it happens at odd hours of the night, it is disconcerting, and you might be unsure of what to do. Thankfully, you can call SERVPRO because we offer restoration services on a 24-hour basis. We have a licensed, insured, and certified crew. Upon arrival at your house, our crew can survey the destruction and address your concerns to prevent further damage.

What type of damage does water cause?
Our technicians can handle any magnitude of water damage in your Paramus residence. This includes an influx of water in your house because of water heater leaks, broken pipes, and overflowing tubs, among other mishaps. Water can pool in a specific room of your home, and it can ruin wood floors, carpets, insulation drywall, furnishings, and wood beams.

Water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and microorganisms like fungi and bacteria. The longer water remains standing in your house, the more challenging it is to clean up. Our SERVPRO team strives to arrive at an affected property within four hours, ready to start the remediation process. We also eliminate the stress of filing a claim. Our goal is to make the entire repair and claim process fast and as pain-free as possible.

What do you do to deal with water damage in a house?
Before we perform remedial work, our team makes sure that the property is safe to entre and read for cleanup and repair. Our team does the following things:

    •    Conducts a damp surface check and requests your permission to deal with your insurance company directly.
    •    Prepares a comprehensive report that outlines remedial work and expenses.
    •    Meets with your insurance loss adjuster to go through the report and agree on the work that we need to complete.
    •    Pumps out the standing water using pumps
    •    Clears the affected rooms of your water damaged building materials and contents
    •    We set up drying equipment.

Which equipment does SERVPRO use to extract water
We use state of the art water extraction equipment to remove the standing water. For instance, we can use portable extractors and carpet wands to remove it. Portable extractors are flexible since restorers can take it into most areas of a building. They are ideal for removing water from high rise buildings. They require power to operate, and it can come from the building or a generator. Carpet wands, on the other hand, are ideal for extracting water from glue-down carpets. They can also effectively remove the water that remains on the surface of carpeting after we have used a stationary tool. Removing water helps reduce secondary destruction.

Is it necessary to remove the carpet?
A carpet easily attracts and retains microscopic organisms and moisture. This combination almost provides laboratory conditions for microbial growth that produces an odor. When a carpet becomes damp, mold growth can occur within 24 to 48 hours. During this time, professionals need to intervene with specialized water extraction and decontamination tools to avert mold infestation. It is not always necessary to remove the carpet in a category once water loss. However, there are several reasons why your carpet may be unsalvageable. They include:

    •    Loss of adhesion, which can happen because of the age of the carpet or prolonged exposure to water.
    •    Delamination – This is when the backing separates from the carpet fibers.
    •    Permanent stains.
    •    Carpeting covers wood flooring- We can remove it to salvage the wood floor.
    •    If mold has contaminated carpeting and it is not responding to professional smell removal techniques.

How long does it take to dry a home?
Several factors determine the drying time, including the type of building materials water has affected, the duration that the water pooled in the home, and weather conditions. Another factor that determines drying time is the techniques and equipment that restorers use to dry affected structures and contents.

Our SERVPRO team can mitigate the overall destruction and salvage some of your belongings using proven techniques like dehumidification. Dehumidification is necessary because moisture in your home can be as destructive as pooling water. Humid air can ruin floors, furniture, walls, and other structural components in your house. Dehumidification reduces moisture. It mitigates damage to a home and prevents mold infestation. We can use Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers because they provide maximum power in eliminating moisture from the air. These dehumidifiers differ from conventional refrigerant dehumidifiers because they have a pre-cooling component. LGRs re-cool the air before it gets to the evaporator coils. This leads to more condensation, which forms on the coils in the machines. Therefore, more moisture is pumped out, and less moisture is left in the air that returns to a room.

How do I know that my house is dry?
The proper way to determine if affected areas are dry is testing with specialized equipment. We consistently monitor and evaluate the drying process to determine when drying is complete. For instance, our team can use infrared cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. When beginning a water damage restoration project, these cameras help our restorers to evaluate the extent of moisture quickly. Infrared cameras are great for showing how water traveled in a building. When ending the water restoration project, they offer excellent evidence that the property is dry. Your property may take about 3 to 5 days or more to dry based on the prevailing conditions. Once dry, we can issue you with a certificate of dryness, air quality, and hygiene.

If you are dealing with water damage in your house, contact SERVPRO of Paramus and ask about our restoration services. You can reach us at (201) 445-5588 to schedule a visit.

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How Can I Dry Out Acoustic Ceiling Tiles in Paramus Offices After Suffering From Water Damage?

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling tiles in office When ceiling tiles or other parts of your office sustain water damage, contact Team SERVPRO. We respond quickly to your emergency call.

SERVPRO Can Set Up Equipment To Dry Out Your Various Building Materials In Your Paramus Office

Office complexes that sit on the lower level of a building risk severe problems in the case of a pipe breaking above them. However, it is possible to dry out and restore several of the wet items in your office instead of removing and replacing everything that got wet.

How Do I Know What Items In My Office Got Affected?

Finding all of the water damage inside your Paramus office can be tricky. Our SERVPRO technicians can utilize a wide array of advanced technology in the form of moisture sensors and other tools to help us find where the liquid went and what it contacted. During our initial inspection, we can take moisture readings of affected and unaffected areas of your office so we can find out how wet your contents and building materials got.

How Does The Drying Process Start?

  • Initial Inspection: We find out where the moisture traveled and figure out which items got wet.
  • Safety Assessment: We walk through your office building and look for any potential safety hazards, such as fallen ceiling tiles.
  • Calculations: We take the results from our tests and determine the type of equipment to use.
  • Equipment Setup: We strategically place tools like air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the natural drying process.

How Can You Tell When To Remove The Drying Equipment?

  • First, establish a drying goal by testing unaffected items that are similar to the wet ones.
  • Once the equipment is up and running, we return to your office to take readings that tell us how well the drying efforts are working.
  • When moisture levels reach the drying goal, we can then remove all of our equipment.

When you find everything wet inside your office, including your ceilings, call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588. We are available 24/7, and we also service Hillsdale and Woodcliff Lake.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Paramus After A Fire

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

A picture of our ozone machine We used our ozone machine to counteract the smoke produced from a fire in this home. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

I live in Paramus, How do I Tackle Cleaning Up After a Grease Fire?

SERVPRO Technicians Use Specialized Cleaning Techniques for Fire Damage Cleanup

After a fire, homeowners are faced with many challenges before their lives can return to normal. One of these challenges is the extensive cleanup required after a grease fire in the kitchen. Although it may be a small fire, smoke residue and odor tends to permeate throughout the home.

What techniques do SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians use for Fire-Damaged Paramus Homes?

1) Finding and Identifying: We locate the smoke residues in the impacted areas to determine the type of residue and the best way to clean it and then remove it.

2) Vacuum: Some residue has loose, dry carbon particles, requiring vacuum removal rather than wet removal that grinds the residue further into the surface.

3) Dissolve: For residues that are not dry, technicians use professional cleaning products to dissolve the residue. This loosens the bond to the surface and can then be rinsed away or extracted using a portable extraction device.

For cleanup assistance after fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588.

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