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The Effects of Commercial Water Damage to Wayne Offices

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

inside of office building; open office; several work stations Water can damage everything in offices, from electronics and documents to structural items.

Specialized Approaches Help Save More Items after Water Damage in Your Wayne Office

A broken pipe in your Wayne office can release several gallons of water if not caught in time. Incidents that happen at night are usually the worst. As the water spreads indiscriminately, it affects different items, which can lead to widespread damages. A speedy response is the best way to save more items, but when that is not possible, other approaches can help.

A wooden floor can be ruined irreparably in a case of commercial water damage in your Wayne office if the standing water pools for long. Absorption of significant amounts of water pushes moisture content beyond the average 10% leading to swelling of the floorboards. Buckling or other forms of permanent damage can occur, necessitating the replacement of the entire floor. Our SERVPRO technicians can take steps to help save your floor. After extracting any standing water, we can tape a plastic sheet over the surface and then use air movers to vent air into the chamber for faster, uniform drying.

Sitting Water Can Lead to Mold

In case the floor of your office is carpeted, water can still cause irreparable damages. Prolonged exposure to water causes separation of the backing. Mold can also form beneath the carpet if not dried properly. Our SERVPRO technicians use water extractors to remove most of the water from the carpet. We can then utilize a specialized procedure such as floating the carpet to improve drying. The process involves placing an air mover under the carpet then running it at moderate speed, improving drying.

With several documents, ranging from files to books, in an office, the likelihood of damage from the spill is high. While it is hard to restore documents already ruined by water, it might not be feasible to throw them away. Our SERVPRO technicians can use specialized methods to stop further deterioration of crucial documents. Immediately after arriving at the site, we take wet documents and store them in a freezer facility. We then use different advanced techniques to dry them, including:

  • Vacuum Thermal Drying
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification

Water damage incidents can be frustrating, but with help from a professional team, they are easier to handle. Call SERVPRO of Wayne to help. You can reach us any time at (973) 546-4977. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage in Wayne? SERVPRO Can Lead you Through the Restoration Process

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged foyer; soot and debris on floor Even small fires deposit smoke and soot throughout the home. SERVPRO is always on call for complete fire damage restoration.

Assessing Fire Damage in Wayne to Determine the Next Steps

The structure of your Wayne home can take on significant damage during a fire. All your personal belongings and cherished heirlooms can also suffer from the heat of the flames and smoke penetration. A SERVPRO crew can come in to address your needs for remediation as well as all of the restoration costs involved to get your interior back to normal.

We have a variety of methods that can be used to clean any soiled household items when soot and fire damage in Wayne occurs. Once you call us, we can send a team out to sort through your belongings, placing them into groups. Our team categorizes according to the damage sustained as well as the type of material.

Assessing Fire Damage

Our technicians separate Items that need wiping down or simple cleaning into one group. These are usually items that may require cleaning with a dry sponge or a gentle cleaning followed by a rinse. Such methods work best on dishes, fine china, and other non-porous materials. Lightly vacuuming cleans items like books, and rugs and carpeting require adequate restoration using soot-battling agents.

For the electronic equipment in your home, our building department can work to identify fire damage caused by soot deposits, heat, smoke, and water from the firefighting process. SERVPRO recommends turning on none of your electronics until they are thoroughly examined to help eliminate the chance of a short that can lead to permanent damage.

We can treat some possessions in your home at our facility, which we put into boxes to help protect from breaking during transport and storage. A sheet with detailed inventory for each box is used to ensure all of your items get returned to you after fire damage remediation. This CCIS Contents Claim Inventory Service catalogs non-salvageable items and helps for pack-outs for content cleaning off-site at our facility.

You can count on our trained professionals at SERVPRO of Wayne whenever you need help after suffering a fire loss. Contact us anytime at (973) 546-4977 for all of your fire and water cleanup and restoration needs.

How Can Storm Damage Water Get Removed from Wayne Attics?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

blue tarp on roof Did you know SERVPRO provides emergency roof tarping? We board up and tarp to prevent further water penetration.

Removing Standing Water and Trapped Moisture Involves Several Tools Used in Wayne Homes

There is an urgency to removing stormwater and water from attic spaces. No matter the source of the harm, from intruding water after roof damage to a burst pipe or a ceiling leak, it is essential for our team to work on water removal services as fast as possible. 

Repairing the Roof Damage 

Before water removal for Wayne attic spaces can begin, various structural concerns must get overcome. With a general contractor license, we can immediately provide board-up and tarping to prevent further water penetration. Once water is removed and dried from the structure, we can provide full reconstruction and build-back for the damaged attic. 

Removing Standing Water from Floors 

Eliminating surface water is a significant undertaking for responding to SERVPRO professionals and often requires several extraction units. Deep water after concerns like burst pipes often requires submersible pumps and trash pumps. However, more minor removal needs can get met by using wet vacuums and various attachments for carpets, hard flooring, and less accessible areas. 

Clearing Moisture and Damp Pockets 

Water removal might often mean eliminating pooling liquid in the property, but we have measures to locate and remove hidden water caches in wall and ceiling systems. Absorption and vapor pressures can cause moisture to penetrate and overwhelm dry materials. Drying tools and strategies can be placed strategically based on data collected by moisture detection devices such as:

  • Moisture meters
  • Hygrometers
  • Thermal imagery

With how destructive that standing water can be, mitigation solutions beginning with water removal can be critical. Our SERVPRO of Wayne team has multiple extraction devices and tools in our recovery inventory that vary based on conditions in the house. Our professionals are available 24/7 at (973) 546-4977.

Why Containing Flood Damage is an Important Step in Restoring West Milford Homes

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in a basement with SERVPRO equipment out SERVPRO of Wayne knows the lengths to take for your water damage after a storm.

Containing Flood Effects Before They Destroy West Milford Homes 

No matter what conditions have allowed flooding within your West Milford residence, the situation can quickly get out of control without the appropriate mitigation tactics and containment strategies. While homeowners often consider cleanup and recovery to be projects they can manage independently, flood effects can become too widespread and detrimental to your property to overcome without specialized equipment, training, and qualified personnel. 

With fast response to all flood damage situations, your West Milford home is in good hands with our SERVPRO professionals. We have considerable experience in disaster relief scenarios. Combined with our extensive training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we are knowledgeable leaders in the industry, helping customers recover quickly after even significant flood damage incidents within their homes. 

Containment During Flood Damage Restoration 

Containment is a vital component to recovery and fast restoration of your property after widespread flood effects. As water damage can continue to move throughout the house, saturating construction materials, contents, and structural elements, we must employ tactics to slow the spread of these effects throughout the residence. In many cases, spreading moisture can get addressed quickly with the calculated placement of drying tools like our air movers and dehumidifiers. These machines can steadily draw moisture out of affected materials and surfaces, preventing them from allowing water damage to spread further. 

This aspect of recovery and restoration also helps to prevent the spread and the facilitation of mold. Spores and contaminants that can arrive with the floodwater can also spread throughout your home without the appropriate preventative measures. Using our SERVPRO air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and ozone machines, we can begin filtering out these contaminants and other threats to improve indoor air quality after flooding. 

Overcoming flood damage in your home begins with an effective mitigation and containment initiative performed by our qualified and highly experienced technicians. You can count on our SERVPRO of Wayne water restoration technicians to make these loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (973) 546-4977.

Fast Extraction Is Required After A Flood In Your Wayne Home

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

A man, woman, and child catching water in buckets in a kitchen. Storm damage in your Wayne home can be exhausting. Let SERVPRO save the day.

Flood Damage In Wayne Needs Fast Extraction

The faster cleanup from flood damage begins, the more we save homes and contents from damage. This action is significant when dealing with flood water as it carries a rating of category three or black water - the most contaminated type of water intrusion in a property.

Heavy storms in Wayne were the cause of flash floods in the area, and a homeowner soon found himself with nearly half an inch of water in his kitchen and hallway. He contacted our local SERVPRO, and our technician advised the homeowners to stay away from the water loss area in the home due to unsanitary conditions and the potential for slip and fall accidents.

On arrival, we split into separate teams. While one crew of technicians extracted water from the kitchen and hallway floor, another set of our techs used probes and thermal imaging to scope the areas in the room where the water migrated.

Detection Tools for Water Damage

We detected no excess moisture in the subfloor in the kitchen; the carpet and padding in the hallway contained flood water, and we removed both. We found elevated moisture levels behind the baseboards in both areas and removed them to let air flow into the wall cavity during drying.

Air movers are crucial to properly drying a room. The high velocity blowing over wet surfaces causes even deeply migrated water to rise. At that point, our dehumidifiers capture and port the water vapor away from the area. This cycle continues, and the air movers blow progressively drier air, and this lowers the humidity in the rooms, leading to complete drying.

Both mold and odors are a concern after water damage. SERVPRO uses EPA-registered cleaners, and we wipe down all surfaces compromised by floodwater to ensure the home is left sanitary and inhibit the potential for mold growth.

Contact SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 when you need fast help with flood damage. We handle all types of flood damage and can restore your property to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Emergency Services Begin Fire Restoration in Wayne Homes?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and soot damage in a bedroom SERVPRO of Wayne knows what fire damage can do long term. Let us come in and help.

Our fast response ensures that we can begin fire mitigation in Wayne houses immediately. 

Mitigation is the process most critical to restoring your home after a fire. Several actions fit in this heading and require the full experience and education of our SERVPRO team.

What Are Some of the Common Mitigation Actions? 

Overcoming fire damage in Wayne homes starts with:

  • Controlled Demolition – After structure fires, some degree of demolition and reconstruction is necessary. Removing hazards from the property through controlled demolition also provides a stable foundation for reconstruction. 
  • Debris Removal – Eliminating loose debris, charred material remnants, and ash from the property reduce the severity of effects like smoke odors or soot concentrations. 
  • Air Quality Improvement – Soot and smoke solids circulate in the environment after partial combustion. We utilize HEPA 500 Air Scrubbers and other filtration equipment to trap particles and prevent health hazards from persisting.
  • Content Relocation – Removing affected items in your home can be a method of keeping your belongings safe from further damage. Setting up a safe space for these items until restoration completes can be a cost-efficient solution.
  • Water Removal – Water damage is a common damaging situation after fire extinguishment. The water used in putting out a fire can collect on flooring and in structural cavities. Fire mitigation requires efficient extraction of this standing water. 

For fire restoration you can trust, give our SERVPRO of Wayne team a call today at (973) 546-4977.

We Get You Back to Business In Wayne After Water Damage

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

flood cuts wall in salon SERVPRO swiftly provides flood cuts and water damage cleanup for Wayne area convenience stores and beauty salons.

Water Damage That Threatens Your Wayne Convenience Store

The convenience store that you run in Wayne might not be the only one on your side of town, and even more importantly, it might not even be the only one on the block. You try to diversify what products and food your store can offer those before they set off on daily commutes, or to help them to choose easy solutions for lunches and dinners so that you can compete with the other options customers have to choose.

With much of the floor space of your building used as a sales area, water damage in your Wayne convenience store or beauty salon is even more problematic when happening in the tight quarters where fresh food gets prepped and prepared. Even without a substantial water damage incident, the signs of excessive moisture and dampness must get addressed quickly to prevent the spoiling of shelved ingredients and products used to continue to prepare the food items expected by loyal patrons.

Our SERVPRO professionals understand how important it is to manage a space you must continue to use for your business to stay operational. In situations where drying is the most critical step in recovery, small yet powerful tools like the low-profile air movers can force heated air throughout a smaller workspace to evaporate moisture and dampness, even what has been absorbed into nearby materials and surfaces. We work with the aim of zero disruptions to employees and patrons.

Water Clean Up Equipment

Provided that the power has not become severed to a property, items stored in coolers and refrigerators can remain stocked there, understanding that these appliances are not the source of the water damage affecting the convenience store. This permits employees to have access to food items that must get prepared and ready for customers continually. Several well-placed dehumidifiers can capture the circulating water vapor and reduce the chances of absorption into products on the display shelves.

With the strategic placement of the air movers in this kitchen area, employees can work around the recovery efforts when necessary. By approaching a situation quickly, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and extracting pooling water and drying out damage directly with the use of advanced equipment, our SERVPRO team can swiftly restore water damage. "Like it never even happened."

We strive to provide businesses in the area with an experienced response, tailoring the equipment and practices used to the situation and damage present in your store. When a job becomes too much to handle, let our SERVPRO of Wayne professionals help. Contact us anytime at (973) 546-4977. Our business is to keep you in business.

Our Certified Professionals Are Ready to Handle Your Fire Damage Restoration Needs in Wayne

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

burned exterior back of house, deck Structural fire damage in Wayne properties calls for the professionalism of SERVPRO cleanup and restoration

What to Expect from Professional Fire Damage Restoration Technicians

A fire in your Wayne residence leaves contaminated water, soot-soiled surfaces, charring, and odors. Airborne and surface-coating residues of even a minor fire immediately begin discoloring and damaging building materials and possessions. More significant blazes can damage the structural integrity of your house and create substantial barriers to returning to your comfortable life. Our compassionate and skilled team of fire remediation specialists can make this chaotic situation “Like it never even happened.”

Managing fire damage restoration in Wayne requires a committed and highly-trained professional team and state-of-the-art products and equipment. Since both the structure and the contents of your home suffer damage, partnering with a company that can accomplish a pack-out of portable articles is critical. We use a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) protocol to ensure a complete inventory and tracking of contents packed out. Once the affected areas in your home clear, we can more easily perform necessary remediation tasks.

House Fire Clean Up

SERVPRO’s experienced production and crew managers and leads assess the damage, plan the remediation, and oversee the various stages of the project. Our service vehicles arrive stocked with water and fire remediation equipment, avoiding delays. Safety always comes first, so we secure the building, tarping and boarding up if necessary. Removing water damage from the firefighting efforts and drying proceeds next.

Evaluation of the type of soot and matching appropriate products and tools guides our crew during clean-up. Light, ashy debris vacuum or dry sponge away. Thick, sticky soot from slow smoldering fires needs cleaning with wetting agents, surfactants, and agitation. Protein-based soot might require solvents and abrasives.

Charred areas might restore if the burned areas are shallow, but we constantly assess for strength to ensure your home retains its structural integrity. If necessary, we remove and replace materials, relying on the skills of our rebuilding crew. SERVPRO deodorization experts walk through a multi-step protocol to eliminate rather than cover up odors. Professional grade thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators are available for challenging odor issues.

While our crews remediate and restore your home, our production facility technicians use specialized strategies to clean and restore your packed-out furnishings and other contents. We facilitate their return to your home at the appropriate time. SERVPRO works closely with your insurance throughout, limiting your out-of-pocket expense for both structural and content restoration.

SERVPRO of Wayne stands ready to restore your home and its contents after fire damage. Call us 24/7 at (973) 546-4977 to set up an assessment.

Why SERVPRO is the Best Option for Water Damage Remediation in Wayne

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on hardwood floor There are many benefits to having professionals remediate your space after a water intrusion. Call SERVPRO to discuss.

Experienced Techs Save You Money on Water Damage Recovery in Wayne

When it comes to restoration, many Wayne homeowners often choose to recover and repair things on their own rather than seek the experience and efficient output of professional technicians like ours. Often this decision is based on a need or wants to save money over the perceived higher costs of restoring your home professionally after a situation like a water damage incident. There are many ways in which choosing the experience and knowledge of restoration professionals can save you money on restoring your property after a disaster.

With water damage incidents that occur in your Wayne home, water can often continually flow out from the source, spreading farther throughout the property as time presses on. While there are often clear signs of the damage of these water incidents, many homeowners lack the equipment and experience to identify the presence of moisture and dampness in areas of their property that they cannot see. This undiagnosed moisture can facilitate mold growth and other threats, leading to hazardous conditions and costlier remediation for your property.

The SERVPRO professionals that we dispatch to your home have the continued training to provide the most efficient and effective approach to extraction, drying, and other mitigation approaches that your home needs in this critical early stage of recovery. Without these techniques and advanced equipment, your home could experience further degradation from the saturation of construction materials and structural elements.

Without properly drying or addressing concerns like our SERVPRO professionals can when they enter your water-damaged home, you can allow structural failures or decomposition to continue. When you battle these effects later, they often result in the need to remove the damaged materials and reconstruction, which is far costlier than the initial restoration.

There are many reasons why seeking the experience and advanced equipment that our SERVPRO of Wayne professionals have can benefit your home after water damage. If you want to make these effects “Like it never even happened,” and save yourself some money at the same time, give us a call today at (973) 546-4977.

When There Is An Appliance Mishap In Your West Milford Home Call Our Experts

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on hardwood floor Appliance malfunctions can send a large amount of water to your floors. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and effective water removal services.

Water Cleanup After An Appliance Mishap In West Milford

Water damage in West Milford often traces to an appliance or some of its parts breaking down. Whether a ruptured water heater sends 50 or more gallons of water pouring through your utility room or a dishwasher pump breaks and spews soapy suds across the kitchen floor, you need help to mitigate further damage. SERVPRO's technicians will devise a professional plan to collect, contain, and dispose of the water. We are ready to partner with you.

It is critical to determine if moisture migrated away from the damage site when performing water cleanup in Milford. Even after the visible water evacuates, a substantial amount of moisture might seep through cracks and joints in flooring, causing progressive damage to structural components and exposing your home to a heightened risk of mold growth.

When we arrive, the first step is assessing the extent of the damage, including employing thermal scanning devices to locate any pockets of water that percolated below the floor or into cavities between walls. SERVPRO technicians study the science of moisture metering during their Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. We use devices to measure the moisture content of structural materials both as a means to map out the dimensions of the water damage and to provide accurate data for a drying plan following the cleanup.

Water deeper than two inches pumps out efficiently. SERVPRO technicians then move to wanded extractors to suction up the residual water on the surface. Specialized equipment like floor mats attached to a negative air pressure system removes water from the subfloor and the crevices between the flooring materials.

We evaluate the water's level of contaminants to determine its category for disposal purposes. Sediments and soaps mixed into supply water usually downgrade it to Category 2 or gray water. The materials contaminating the water are not excessively hazardous, but the organic materials create a possibility of accelerated microbial growth if not disposed into the sanitary system quickly. SERVPRO wants to avoid creating long-term complications, so we work hard to get it right the first time.

Rely on SERVPRO of Wayne to meet your water cleanup needs when appliances wear out or break due to needed repairs and maintenance. Call us at (973) 546-4977 for a team of experts to make it "Like it never even happened."