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Is Professional Water Mitigation Beneficial to Paramus Businesses?

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration vehicles in front of home Water damage is always a threat, and that is why SERVPRO mans the phone 24/7.

Severe water disasters could threaten structures and shops throughout the borough 

As a highly populated New Jersey borough, there are many attractive features and places in Paramus for those traveling through the area or looking for a new place to settle down. Beyond our favorable climate that features each season and charming vistas of the fall when the leaves change color, there are many other things that potential travelers should know about Paramus and what has allowed its population to increase. As an area that continues to expand and thrive, much of it has to do with the most profitable and accessible industries' growth.  

Rapidly Expanding Retail  

Retail is arguably the most profitable piece of Paramus's economy and is one of the shopping meccas for the entire New York City metropolitan area and Greater Newark region. Annually the locale generates more than 6 billion in retail revenue, all without levying a sales tax. It is one of the main reasons that Paramus has had the substantial retail success that it has, with New York City and other areas of New Jersey charging sales taxes on clothing and shoes.  

Shoppers can appreciate five main malls, outlet store locations, and several retailers with multiple locations throughout plazas and shopping centers so that Paramus continues to be one of the most profitable zip codes for retail sales. When you consider the strict laws of the borough that prohibits non-essential services beyond groceries, restaurants, and gas on Sundays, the impressive profit and revenue generated annually is a considerable feat that expresses the popularity and draw of these shopping experiences.  

The Colleges of Paramus  

With several institutions for secondary education in Paramus, the demographic is evenly distributed. While many area students pursuing specific arts and majors can reach New York City in around an hour commute, the multiple colleges and satellite campuses here in Paramus encourage many high school graduates to stay in the area and reintegrate into the workforce after pursuing their degrees.  

One of the county's largest institutions is the Bergen Community College, with its main campus in the borough. Collectively, Bergen claims to have more than 18,500 students regularly actively. While there are Hackensack and Lyndhurst campuses, Paramus offers room and board for the most significant portion of the collective student body. This younger portion of the population, in turn, helps to keep the high volume of retail options in the area growing and thriving.  

Renowned Medical Facilities for Bergen County 

Bergen County and Paramus are specifically served by several prominent medical facilities, such as the Rutgers-affiliated New Bridge Medical Center, a massive hospital founded in 1916 and maintains its status as the largest medical facility of its kind in all of New Jersey. In addition to this centerpiece for emergency and long-term care, Paramus residents can also utilize secondary institutions like St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and The Valley Hospital. SERVPRO works quickly for emergency buildings like this to keep them up and running after a disaster.  

Community Events in Every Season of the Year  

One of the gems of living in Paramus is how the community celebrates holidays and events. Even more to how unique and alluring this can be for a city of this size, many area businesses and organizations' involvement helps ensure that each of these gatherings is safe, memorable, and worth returning to each year. Even our SERVPRO franchise has been part of community events, fundraisers, and holiday gatherings to spend time with our friends and neighbors beyond the emergencies that impact their lives.  

Multiple events fit into the annual schedule of events, and many of the Paramus residents look forward to a time soon when social distancing and regulations can allow for these special occasions to get together to be as they once were:  

  • July 4th Parade from Century Road to the Memorial Elementary School  
  • Memorial Day Parade event annually  
  • Fire & Rescue in Paramus (Companies 2 & 3) host an annual "Safe Halloween" party for the children of the community  
  • Santa Detail is a parade-like event where the Paramus Fire Department drives Santa around the borough and gives out candy to those coming out to wave to Mr. Claus as he passes by their house. 
  • The National Night Out changes every year but often features many games, activities, and live music.  

What is Water Mitigation for Paramus Homes and Businesses?  

Mitigation is one of the most vital efforts that our experienced SERVPRO water restoration professionals undertake for area homes and businesses. While the general premise and desired results are the same, the methods used to reduce the immediate damage and potential loss of a residence varies from one to the next. Water mitigation is broken down into a few key stages that start as soon as our professionals first reach the damaged site.  

Content management and relocation are among the chief concerns for many Paramushomeowners, as every house has irreparable items, keepsakes, treasures, and belongings of sentimental value. Actions taken quickly can help protect these treasured belongings by relocating to a safe area of the house or our SERVPRO facility nearby. An evaluation of exposed and water-damaged contents can determine the extent of recovery efforts required to return them to their original condition.  

Extraction is also a critical effort, as successful drying cannot begin without first completing this phase. Surprisingly, this goes beyond surface damage to impact trapped moisture and dampness in porous materials like OSB board subflooring or wooden framework behind drywall and insulation. Multiple tools play a role in removing surface water and trapped moisture from flooring materials, including carpet wands, weighted extraction stand-on units, and electric submersible pumps.  

Water restoration needs require immediate attention so that the situation does not get worse. With most of our roster certified as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), our SERVPRO of Paramus team is ready 24/7 to help when disasters strike. Contact us today at (201) 445-5588.

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