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Mold Remediation Should Be Handled By a Professional Team in Wayne

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO can always assist you with mold remediation and cleanup in Wayne

If a fungus ever develops anywhere inside your home, it can cause foul odors and possibly some adverse health effects and make the items' surface look contaminated. Depending on where the contamination has grown, it can be relatively easy or challenging to remove.

Whenever our SERVPRO technicians work on mold remediation cleanup in Wayne, we primarily focus on removing the contamination present on the surface of your contents and building materials. One way to remove fungal formations on the surfaces of items inside your house is to implement dry ice blasting. This method has the following benefits:

  • Remediates Mold Quicker: Dry ice blasting can be a much faster way to remove surface contamination.
  • It's a Less Abrasive Method: These devices can remove formations without harming delicate surfaces.
  • Does Not Add Moisture: This method is considered a dry way to remove fungi because it does not make the affected materials wet.
  • Decontamination and Deodorization Capabilities: Dry ice blasting can eliminate spores and neutralize malodor particles.
  • Ability to Access Hard to Reach Areas: This blasting technique gives restorers the ability to remove contamination in tight corners and around wiring and plumbing fixtures.

If you ever need fungal formations removed from your home, call SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977. 

Water Damage Done to Your Commercial Property in Wayne

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

post mitigation. of office building Water damage restoration done to your commercial property should be handled by the pros at SERVPRO. They are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO can provide commercial water removal in Wayne

Wayne, New Jersey, is a small township located on the southeast corner of New York State at the Hudson River's mouth. The town is about 28 miles from New York City, and it is about 23 square miles in size. The most recent census reports that the small city has about 54,000 people.

Home to several historical sites

The town is primarily known for being the location of several historic sites. The township's parks and recreation department operates three places available to the public to tour by appointment. The Wayne Township Historical commission provides the upkeep and produces historical writings for the Van Riper-Hopper house, the Van Duyne house, and the Schuyler-Colfax house. 

The Schuyler-Colfax site was built initially by Arent Schuyler in about 1700, and it was one of the first colonial homes built on the east coast. Eight generations of the family lived there, including governmental, military, medical, and legal representatives. The House was then sold to the township and opened up as a historic site for visitors in 1993.

Another famous town location is the Dey property, owned and operated by the Passaic County Parks and Recreation Department. The gorgeous home was started by Dirk Dey in 1740 and then finished by his son Theunis Dey. In 1780, the estate was famous for serving as Former President George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The city contains several parks and recreation facilities.

Another aspect that attracts people to Wayne Township is that the small city has several public parks. The parks and recreation facilities in the town include:

  • Alps Road Park: This property has three soccer fields, two lacrosse fields, and amenities for field hockey and softball.
  • Boulevard Park: This facility houses a playground, softball field, and a basketball court.
  • Captain Kilroy Park: The public venue is home to Tom's Lake, which provides a swimming area with a beach. It also features a softball field, a basketball, and a volleyball court.
  • Dave Waks Memorial Park: The property was formerly known as Barbour Pond, and it now features several synthetic turfs and natural grass fields used for multiple sports. It also has a playground, water fountains, a model airplane flying area, and a paved walking/flying path.
  • Friends and Family Park: This facility contains water fountains, a playground, and a dog park for large and small dogs.

SERVPRO can help your business with water restoration services.

If a pipe breaks inside your office overnight, the floors inside it can become saturated quickly. After all of the liquid gets removed through extraction, our SERVPRO technicians can remove the rest of the moisture through the applied structural drying (ASD) process. During the ASD procedures, one air mover gets set up in every affected room, and we add one air mover for the following situations:

  • We can add air mover for every 50 to 70 square feet of flooring we find got wet.
  • We could add another air mover if 100 to 150 square feet of ceiling or walls above two feet got affected by moisture.
  • Our technicians can add another air mover to a room if it contains an inset or offset over 18 inches.

If your office ever gets flooded, call SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977

Can a Small Amount of Floodwater Ruin a Home?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with equipment Don't let flood water take over your West Milford home, Call our certified storm damage technicians for assistance.

Without Professional Restoration, Floodwater Can Destroy West Milford Neighborhoods

Area storms can drop thousands of gallons of water onto local neighborhoods. It takes only a fraction of that to damage homes since floodwater also contains contaminants it picked up before entering them. 

To reduce the effects in West Milford, quick flood removal is needed. With contaminants present, SERVPRO specialists spray affected areas with an anti-bacterial to reduce the health risk. Next, they do appropriate PPE and then bring in pumps to remove all standing water. As the level goes down, specialists switch to other, smaller water extractors to draw contaminated water out of floors and carpets. 

Since we cannot guarantee the safety of flooded carpets, specialists remove them for disposal. Their next step is to insert hoses under floors and behind walls to remove trapped floodwater. All water is pumped directly into a nearby sewer drain or held in a tank for later disposal at a water treatment plant. Their final step is to spray all surfaces with another anti-bacterial agent and allow them to dry. 

Contact SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 for swift flood water removal from your home. 

Why Choose SERVPRO after a Water Disaster?

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with equipment Homeowners deal with many inconveniences, including water damage. Our skilled technicians are just a phone call away.

Wayne Residents Need SERVPRO’s Professional Home Restoration

Water damage does not require hundreds of gallons to ruin homes. An appliance failure or a leak is discovered behind a bathtub can be just as destructive with each problem resulting in damage to floors, walls, and other parts of each home. 

In Wayne neighborhoods, water mitigation efforts can eliminate or, at least, limit the damage. The key to how our technicians do this is by removing visible water and then drawing out moisture trapped inside or behind floors and walls. They start with using extraction devices to pull water off and out of surfaces. These devices are adjustable for both power and temperature which allows them to preserve everything from expensive wood flooring to wall-to-wall carpeting.

With the floors safe to walk on again, technicians use other devices to remove moisture. They set up fans to circulate and draw the damp air outside. Next, they install air movers to force moisture in drywall and other property out where it is captured by dehumidifiers for removal. 

To preserve your home after a water intrusion, call SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 today. 

Are Storm Floods More Damaging Than Water Intrusions?

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

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For Thorough Flood Damage Restoration, Call SERVPRO

One of the more interesting places to visit in Wayne is the William Paterson University of New Jersey. The Paterson City Normal School, founded in 1855, it is the second-oldest of New Jersey’s nine state colleges and one of the most respected public universities for educating teachers. 

A Century of Training Teachers and Growth

Established in Paterson to meet the growing need for educators, one of its original structures was the home of John McCullough, a Scottish immigrant who made a fortune in the wool industry. Today, it is known as Hobart Manor and was designated a state and national landmark in 1976.

The School quickly grew in size and reputation. When it moved to its current campus in Wayne in 1951, it renamed itself the Paterson State Teachers College. The school grounds were purchased by the State of New Jersey in 1948 and were originally owned by the family of Garret Hobart, our nation’s twenty-fourth vice president.   

Expanding to Meet the Needs of our State and the Nation

In 1966, the College expanded its curriculum to include degrees in careers other than teaching. The now five academic colleges are organized in these areas: 

  • The College of the Arts and Communication grants Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts,Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music degrees.
  • The Cotsakos College of Business is named for alumni Dr. Christos Cotsakos (’73). A former chairman of the board and CEO for E*TRADE. The College grants Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration degrees.
  • The College of Education grants Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Education degrees. Students may also pursue teaching certificates.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences grants Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Psychology degrees.
  • The College of Science and Health grants Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees,Master of Science in Nursing. It also offers several pre-professional programs.

In 1971, the college was renamed William Paterson College of New Jersey to honor Justice William Paterson, who was our state's first senator, its second governor, and nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President George Washington, In June 1997, University status was awarded to William Patterson by the Commission on Higher Education.

Hurricane Forces Need an Equal Response 

When a severe storm strikes the area, SERVPRO technicians move in quickly to determine what needs to be done immediately. In most cases this involves:

  • Securing the structure
  • Removing floodwater and debris
  • Demolishing property not restorable
  • Cleaning and repairing restorable property

Technicians cover roof and wall damage with tarps or plywood to reduce the risk of further damage from weather and animal intrusions. As they do this, other team members bring in pumps and other extractors to remove standing water and moisture trapped under floors and behind walls. 

If flooring or wall panels are too water-damaged, team members remove them for disposal. Once completed, they clean surfaces with an antibacterial agent and repair where possible. 

Call SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 to restore your residence when flood damage strikes. We are here for you. 

Wayne Home Restoration Provided by a Locally Owned and Operated Business

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Promptly Attends to Water Removal in Historic Homes to Assist Wayne Property Owners

Wayne, New Jersey is only 20 miles from Manhattan, yet maintains a suburban feel in the heart of Passaic County. Wayne is close enough to the city to commute easily and far enough away to enjoy a quieter environment. Once lush farmland, Wayne Township offers diverse attractions to both visitors and residents of the community. There are lakeside residential communities, various parks, recreational facilities, and historical-site museums throughout Wayne Township and Passaic County.

Wayne Township came into being on April 12, 1847, by the New Jersey Legislature. Wayne Township was first established from portions of Manchester Township. Wayne became a smaller city in the late 19th century after the citizens held their first township organization meeting where they voted to split from Manchester, naming the new area Wayne Township.

Although Wayne officially came into existence in the 1840s, this area of New Jersey was settled by Europeans dating back to 1694. The surveyor Arent Schuyler found a fertile river valley in 1694 and settled in the area. The Lenape people lived in this area and grew fruitful crops, making it desirable to European settlers.

Historically Significant William Paterson University of New Jersey, Housed in Wayne

William Paterson University is part of New Jersey's public higher education dating back to 1855 when it was initially named the Paterson City Normal School. For over a hundred years, the school exclusively trained New Jersey public school teachers before expanding to other fields of study. In 1948 the university moved to a larger building now known as Hobart Manor. Eventually, in 1951, the university changed its name to Paterson State Teachers College when it expanded to a larger campus.

Critical Dates for the Progression of the University

  • 1855: Founded as Paterson City Normal School
  • 1948: The State of New Jersey purchased Hobart Manor from the Hobart Family, including the 370-acre property
  • 1951: Moved to present campus and renamed to Paterson State Teachers College
  • 1966: The curriculum expanded to include degrees in other fields besides education.
  • 1970: Steven Lamprou graduated summa cum laude
  • 1971: Renamed William Paterson College of New Jersey.

The university was named after William Paterson, New Jersey's first senator, second governor, and Supreme Court Justice. Paterson also helped write the Constitution. He served in his last office as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1793 until his death on September 9, 1806. Paterson was nominated by George Washington for the Supreme Court and interpreted the American Constitution. During his time as a Supreme Court Justice, one of the prominent events and cases was the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, when Pennsylvania farmers responded with rebellion to an unwanted tax, leading to military intervention.

Historical Significance of Hobart Manor

Hobart Manor of William Paterson University remains the university president's office and became a national and state landmark in 1976. Although Hobart Manor continues to host students, faculty, and staff, it has been historically preserved to look similar to when it was originally built in 1877. Several portraits of the Hobart family grace the walls of the building and other pieces of artwork. Due to constant use, there is a Hobart Manor revitalization committee that continually searches for fixtures, furniture, and other materials that maintain the Manor's historical integrity. Each year, the committee holds a Sunday Tea at the Manor to raise funds toward its continued revitalization.

Other Historically Significant Properties in Wayne Township

  • Van Riper-Hopper House: Built in 1786 as a Dutch homestead is the Wayne Historical Commission's headquarters. This house became a museum in 1964.
  • Mead-Van Duyne House Museum: Constructed in 1740, it was purchased in 1974 by the Wayne Township.
  • Schuyler-Colfax House Museum: This is Wayne's oldest home, built in 1696. In October 1966, the Schuyler-Colfax house was named a historical site by the State of New Jersey but wasn't sold as a landmark until 1994. It was a private residence for the eighth generation of the original family and was never sold from the home's original owner. It remains one of the only colonial homesteads built before 1700 on the East Coast of the United States.
  • Dey Mansion: Raised in 1740, was General George Washington's headquarters for the Continental Army in 1780.

The four homes described above are currently all museums. However, there are numerous homes in the area that date back to the mid-1700s. Most of these homes currently serve as private residences. Amongst the currently-in-use buildings of historical significance includes the Old Preakness School. This was a single-story building from 1866, presently in use as a business but owned by Wayne Township.

How Does SERVPRO Assist in Water Removal Services for my Historic Wayne Home?

If you find yourself needing water removal after a mishap in your home, using a professional service such as SERVPRO can mean the difference in obtaining full restoration or only getting partial job completion. Although every restoration project requires timely attention, your colonial-era home requires specialized materials and techniques needing even faster consideration.

SERVPRO Uses a multi-tiered approach to water removal, including the following steps:

  • Our emergency response team, available 24/7, acts quickly to dispatch technicians to your home.
  • Technicians assess the damage and develop a plan for repairs and restoration.
  • Our team works to extract as much water as possible, as quickly as possible to mitigate secondary damage such as mold growth or warping of floors and walls.
  • Technicians use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifying equipment to dry the impacted area within your home adequately.
  • After the area is dry, technicians begin completing any required repairs.

SERVPRO understands the value of preserving the historical significance of your home throughout the restoration process. Our technicians use water detection devices and monitor humidity to ensure excess moisture and humidity does not remain within the home.

For assistance in water removal for your Wayne home, contact SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Cultivate Inner Peace in West Milford through Artistic Creation

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

collection collage of photographs If your photos are fire damaged in your West Milford home, call SERVPRO for help

Participate in Self-Discovery and Intuitive Art at the West Milford Township Library

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Join SoulCollage with Pat Decker, Board-Certified Art Therapist, for a virtual class for an evening of self-discovery through art. During the class, participants make personal decks of collaged cards. Because there is an eight-person limit to the workshop, you need to register to join. After confirming your registration, expect an email to let you know that your art-supply packet for the SoulCollage card deck is ready for pick up at the library.

Here are more details about the SoulCollage Inner Compass Workshop:

  • The day before the workshop, an email goes out to participants with the class link.
  • The workshop is from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • The workshop is meant for adults only.
  • The workshop and materials are free of charge for registered individuals.

For expedient fire damage restoration in West Milford and surrounding areas, contact SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977.

Investigate Your Family History in Wayne

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

scattered view of photos and documents Worried about storm damaged photos and important documents? SERVPRO can help our Wayne neighbors

Learn How to Preserve Family Documents Virtually in Wayne Appropriately following a Flood

You may not think about the importance of preserving essential family documents and memorabilia until you need something and can no longer find it or discover it damaged. Having well-cared for documents may help you with required logistical paperwork in the future and also with preserving your family history. Join the Wayne Public Library on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 1:00 PM for an hour-long question and answer session about properly keeping paper-based items. Learn what materials and techniques to use and what to avoid. To email the point of contact, Janette, for the Zoom link and more details, check the library's calendar of events. This class is designed for adults wishing to learn and ask questions about family documentation preservation.

Types of Documents to Preserve:

  • Certificates: marriage, birth, death
  • Diplomas and other educational awards
  • Letters
  • Photographs: loose, in albums, or framed
  • Memorabilia: flyers, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings
  • Estate and Insurance Documents

For 24/7 assistance with flood damage in Passaic County, contact SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977.

Take Some Time for Self-Care in Pompton Lakes

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

A lady looking at a laptop. SERVPRO of Wayne agrees it is good to take some time for self-care.

Virtual Wellness Workshops Encourage Health and Relaxation for Pompton Lakes Residents

Pompton Lakes homeowners are cordially invited to join a specialized health expert once a month for a Talbott Recovery virtual event focused on improving individuals’ well-being through education. Each month, wellness experts and professionals in the field take an hour to talk to audiences about the various aspects of health and wellness.

Topics covered during these monthly lectures include:

  • Spirituality
  • Social and physical health
  • Emotional well-being

Talbott’s November virtual workshop was presented by Jana Burbato, who is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Pilates Reformer Instructor, and Certified Yoga Instructor. Burbato is also currently the Director of Talbott Recovery Campus’s Business Development department, and has over a decade of healthcare industry experience.

The upcoming December 16 Wellness Wednesday takes place from noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

SERVPRO of Wayne renders fire damage restoration services for Pompton Lakes homes within hours of your initial contact. Call (973) 546-4977 to begin the cleanup process.

Accompany West Milford Loved Ones to a Memory Cafe

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

A man playing checkers with a computer set across from him. What a wonderful way to keep our loved ones active, but safe.

Healthcare Providers Make Health and Wellness Fun for West Milford Residents with Alzheimer’s and Other Conditions

Socialization, music, and fun are only a Zoom call away at the West Palm Memory Cafe hosted by Arden Courts of West Palm. These calls are free, and anyone interested can join. Whether you or a loved one have been diagnosed with dementia or other conditions, Arden Courts of West Palm is proud to provide a safe and fun way to befriend new people and share new experiences from the comfort of your West Milford home.

In the current public health climate, activities like travel, sports, and going to live events are not always feasible. Several virtual and in-home activities to try for memory enhancement and recreation include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • In-home yoga and other low-impact workouts
  • Music and dance
  • Watching movies and plays

Arden Courts of West Palm aims to engage seniors with social events and improve memory and overall health.

SERVPRO of Wayne offers rapid-response stormwater removal for West Milford properties when owners call (973) 546-4977.