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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.

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