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What is the Quickest Way of Getting Water Out of Commercial Premises?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

A man cleaning the floor of a business. SERVPRO knows how quickly water damage can take over your Wayne business. Call us today, let us keep you up and moving.

Commercial Water Removal Requires Significant Resources and Equipment. SERVPRO Offers Wayne Businesses Professional Removal and Drying of Water Issues.

How long should I expect water removal to take?

We recognize that for Wayne, businesses expect a time-efficient restoration of their premises. Water leaks can lead to losses of revenue, especially for those leasing property for others to use. SERVPRO offers a commercial service that allows property managers to communicate directly with our crew chiefs throughout the service. We can provide you with informed information regarding the length of time we expect a water restoration to take. Equally, our technicians can work around the needs of your business. A space with an isolated area of water damage can allow you to keep your business running while working on the affected area. We can position warning signs and barriers to inform members of the staff of the situation. 

What water removal services are available for commercial businesses?

- Arriving on-site within four hours of notification of loss

- Institute of inspection, cleaning, restoration and certifications (IICRC) qualified technicians

- Twenty-four-hour emergency call line

Is drying the structure important after water removal?

Wayne's commercial water removal service typically covers both the pumping out of the liquid and the drying procedure. Residual moisture can be very harmful to a structure, leading to mold growth, odor, or discoloration. SERVPRO technicians monitor a damaged area repeatedly to ensure that our methods are efficient and achieving the expected outcomes. It is not uncommon for crew chiefs to return every twelve to twenty-four hours to assess our drying procedure's effectiveness. We can also put in place more aggressive drying equipment if necessary, after job monitoring. 

What equipment is used in water removal?

- Water pumps to remove standing water

- Truck-mounted or portable extractors for residual moisture

- Dehumidifiers and air-movers for the drying process

Professional and efficient drying time is essential for your business. Contact SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977.

Who Do I Call after a Fire in My Home Left a Mess Behind?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

burnt kitchen ruined cabinets This is not a DIY fire damaged kitchen in Pompton Lakes! Call SERVPRO for professional cleanup and restoration.

Your Pompton Lakes Home may be Full of Water, Soot and Debris, but SERVPRO Can Help You Restore It

When a fire occurs in your Pompton Lakes home, you may think that getting rid of soot is your biggest problem. However, the firefighters' efforts also leave a residue behind in the form of water and extinguishing solutions, as well as general disarray of the affected areas. Furthermore, your ventilation system seems to spew a foul odor in every room, even those far from where the fire ignites.

In Pompton Lakes, fire restoration is our specialty at SERVPRO, and you can call us as soon as it is safe for us to enter your home to enlist our help. Our knowledgeable fire restoration technicians hold certifications by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a credential achieved only by the best in the industry. When you are at a loss of where to start sorting through the damage in your home, our expert team can guide your efforts. Call our 24/7 hotline and get the ball rolling to mitigate your loss of time and money.

What are the leading fire restoration steps?

The restoration of your home is quite intuitive. We need to remove any standing water, clean individual surfaces where soot has settled, and follow up with a disinfecting and deodorizing process. However, the devil is in the details. When you invite our SERVPRO crew into your home, you can be sure that we use the correct equipment to achieve each goal efficiently. Knowing the theory behind home fires helps us determine which cleaners to use, what size pumps to resort to, and which items to discard. Every single step we take is deliberate, and we base it on industry best practices. Some techniques you may see us apply in your home include-

  • Wand extraction to remove water from tucked-away corners of your home
  • Fogging with disinfecting agents
  • Treatment of salvageable porous materials and textiles

When fire strikes, you don't need to know each step towards restoration. Instead, you can call SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 and place your trust in our expertise. Together, we can work hard until your home looks, "Like it never even happened."

Is It Realistic to Hope My Business Center Can Continue Operations During Flood Damage Restoration in West Milford?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

Office Flooded Rely on SERVPRO of Wayne to help plan for a successful recovery for your business from storm-related flood damage.

Straight Talk About Expectations Guides Both You and SERVPRO to Choose Recommended Interventions in the Aftermath of Flood Damage in West Milford

There is no shame when one business reaches out to another for help if your West Milford office building suffers from flooding during severe seasonal storms. Savvy business owners take a long view and leverage the experience and knowledge base of a reputable flood and storm damage recovery company long before extreme weather strikes. The key is to find a company that can deliver both pre-planning to minimize the effects of inevitable storm flooding and a rapid response in the aftermath of relentless wind and torrential rain.

Is It a Good Idea to Select a Flood Damage Restoration Partner Before a Water Loss Occurs?

The urgency you feel to run your business well might not include planning for the potential of emergency flood damage striking your West Milford commercial building. We suggest that you should. Every summer and fall, our region can find itself in the path of hurricanes or tropical storms, coming up the Atlantic coast or overland. It is likely that you might face a flooding disaster at some point, so determining which company to call in advance of the crisis is a wise business decision. You can take the opportunity to discuss how you might remain open, at least in a limited capacity during any potential flood damage recovery project.

If Many Residences and Businesses Are Flooded, Is It Better to Hire a Local Company or Go with the First Available Estimator?

When a wide swath of properties is several feet underwater in the community, do not be surprised to find itinerant flood damage companies knocking at your door. Resist the temptation to accept the promises of the first salesperson eager to provide you with an estimate. The SERVPRO team offers all the advantages of a local disaster restoration company to you, your employees, and your customers:

    •    A physical presence, with fully stocked service vehicles ready to roll
    •    Local licensure and certification that can be verified
    •    The ability for you to seek references you can trust from friends, family members, business associates, and community organizations and chances to view completed work
    •    The opportunity to contact in person, by phone, or electronic means the management or owners if you have concerns or inquiries
    •    The assurance that you can connect with us 24/7 today and into the future, and expect and receive a prompt response

Can a Local Company Manage My Specific Business Needs When So Many Ask for Flood Damage Assistance?

Although we are proud to be a member of our community, we maintain close ties with a national network of affiliated restoration companies that can help scale up our response when the need is great. We have access to additional crews trained as ours in the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards, and a vast inventory of flood damage response equipment. If you want to streamline further our response to your business’s flood damage woes, consider a proactive approach -- work with us to develop an Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP).

Can Creating an ERP Help Me Continue to Operate a Portion of My Business During Flood Damage Cleanup?

Flood damage interventions can be disruptive to the day to day operations of your business center. Taking the opportunity to have our management learn about your physical plant and method of doing business allows us to customize a flood damage restoration plan in collaboration with you and perhaps your trusted employees. The process is straightforward:

    •    Call us to set up an appointment for a no-obligation assessment of your physical property
    •    Allow our experienced project manager to tour your business center
    •    Share all pertinent information with our manager, including any insights on how any previous flooding incidents affected your space
    •    Discuss how you imagine you could maintain a presence for your customers during flood damage restoration -- and listen to and implement our suggestions on how you could achieve that goal
    •    Use our mobile app to add details including an agreement to use us as your restoration company to the emerging ERP
    •    Meet with our manager to learn the specifics of how we anticipate responding to a flooding or other disaster and share that information with your staff

Once the ERP is in a concise, digital form, you or your designees can alert us by phone or mobile device 24 hours a day, seven days a week, that you require assistance with storm-related flood damage. Our crews can hit the ground running when responding to your job, aided by our proactive partnership.

Rely on SERVPRO of Wayne to help plan for a successful recovery for your business from storm-related flood damage. Join together with our expert team before, during, and after the storm by calling us 24/7 at (973) 546-4977.

Help! Why Does the Mold Keep Coming Back in My Bathroom?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

wallpaper being peeled back revealing mold growth underneath Mold colonies are not always visible. Do you know how to locate hidden mold in you home? SERVPRO does!

SERVPRO Techs Can Tell You That the Mold Problem in Your West Milford Home will not go Away on its Own and Needs Remediation 

Over-the-counter cleaners can give you the illusion of getting rid of visible mold colonies by bleaching the growths. This action gets rid of the unsightly visual appearance of the infestation. Still, it does nothing to stop the problem from returning, spreading, and causing damage to the home. Bringing in a professional remediation company that can address both the existing mold issue and determine the cause and repairs that need to occur is vital to halt the progression.  

How is Professional Mold Remediation Different from DIY Methods? 

When SERVPRO technicians handle mold remediation in West Milford properties, they bring various equipment to locate moisture behind walls, ceilings, and floors. The use of professional drying equipment eliminates the sustainable environment for the colonies. Other actions the techs take during the mitigation to protect the rest of the home include:  

  • Containment
  • Identifying the source of the problem
  • Abatement of dried colonies 

Common reasons for mold growth in a home usually stem from conditions causing elevated and constant humidity and temperatures over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. One of the most prevalent situations is a slow leak from a pipe or a structural issue allowing water from the outside to invade the home.  

Poor ventilation in the attic is another prime location for mold growth. It is good to inspect your attic once a month and look for signs of water entering from outside, and if exhaust fans port moisture through the attic, make sure they are working correctly, so the moist air is leaving the space. 

SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 is available 24/7 for mold remediation in local properties. The techs have the training and equipment to stop the spread and remove the conditions supporting the mold infestation. 

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A Leaking leaky Water Heater Has Caused Water Damage in My Wayne House. What Should I Do?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded living room We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Call Water Damage Restoration Experts in Wayne to Handle the Water Damage.

When water seeps into your Wayne property, it can cause significant damage to your valuable contents and the structure of your home. It can promote electrical hazards and lead to mold growth if not handled on time. Therefore, it is essential to call professional restorers immediately you notice the leak, to prevent further damage.

What should I do before the professionals arrive?

SERVPRO technicians can respond fast to handle the water damage in your Wayne property. However, before the restorers get to your property, you can address the primary concerns. When water seeps into items of value, we advise property owners to:

    •    Remain calm to maintain clear thinking.
    •    Identify the source of the leak.
    •    Turn off the main water supply.
    •    Switch off the electricity if water has pooled in the house.
    •    Place aluminum foil under the feet of furniture that is in contact with water to prevent staining.

How do you inspect for water damage?

When we get to your property, our team inspects the affected area thoroughly to determine the extent of the damage. We can use penetrating moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, or moisture sensors to check the moisture levels. The moisture intensity readings help us make informed decisions on which technique and equipment to use during the water removal and drying process.

How do you dry a water-damaged property?

Inadequate drying can lead to an unhealthy environment and expensive repairs. After removing the water, SERVPRO technicians use advanced equipment to dry the affected areas fast and effectively. We can use axial air movers, which move enormous volumes of air from outside into the affected area. The fresh and dry air increases the rate of evaporation, leading to faster drying of affected surfaces, including the hard to reach areas. Our restorers use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. We pay particular attention to the condition of plaster, wood, and wall finishes as well as other elements of a building that water has affected to ensure thorough drying.

After a water intrusion incident in your property, contact technicians from SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 for effective restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Can I Expect from Full-Service Fire Restoration in My Pompton Lakes Home?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

green boxtruck seen through a window After a Pompton Lakes fire, homeowners love to see our SERVPRO Green Fleet on the Scene for Cleanup and Restoration

Keeping Property Owners Informed Every Step of the Way Is Crucial to How SERVPRO Completes Fire Restoration in Pompton Lakes

The property damage from a household fire in Pompton Lakes needs professional attention even if the blaze was extinguished quickly, and the harm seems minimal to your eyes. Fire damage residues move throughout your home and cause long-lasting damage and persistent deterioration if not removed fast. Restoration tasks can involve many different skilled disciplines, requiring the workers completing them to have specific training and appropriate gear and equipment. The broad outlines of what fire damage restoration specialists manage are outlined below.

Why Is There So Much Water and What Should Be Done with It?

Although you used a chemical extinguisher to bring the flames under control, when the firefighters arrived, vast quantities of water joined the foam. Fire damage restoration in Pompton Lakes necessarily starts with water and extinguisher chemical containment and removal. Until the wet floors and collected pools of water exit the scene, other fire restoration measures cannot commence. The primary reason to bump water damage to the top of the work agenda is safety. Excess water can create many risks, including the following which must be contained for the good of all you and your family and our workers:

  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards, including charred debris impossible to see beneath contaminated waters
  • Electric shock or electrocution
  • Illness or injury from contaminated water
  • Structural weakness and imminent collapse from water trapped over ceilings and in other building cavities
  • Weakening of wood and metal framing and other structural supports such as subfloors, stairs, and door and window frames
  • Disruption of hazardous building materials previously contained such as asbestos and lead (usually on painted surfaces)
  • Mold growth and damage

Can We Skip Drying to Clean Up the Smoke Residues?

The answer is negative because the damage unresolved moisture does is the equal of fire damage, including the risk of mold growth if drying delays more than 24 to 48 hours. The SERVPRO team is creative, however, using the water damage phase, including drying time, to evaluate soot residues and do preliminary testing to ensure the cleaning products, tools, and methodology removes tough soot coatings efficiently and safely. We also can use containment with 1.6 mil polyethylene and air scrubbers to create smaller drying sections of the wet areas of the house as we also remove solid particulates from the air. Our crew sizes are scalable, allowing the project manager to assign technicians with certifications in different disciplines to different phases, steps, and tasks of the overall project. Drying in water damaged spaces happens while soot removal proceeds in rooms of the house affected by soot drift but not water and its harm.

How Is Soot Residue Removal Unlike Typical House Cleaning?

The compounds created when building materials heat and burn can be incredibly toxic and corrosive to the surfaces affected. Smoke can linger airborne for hours to days, impairing the air quality while workers try to remove residues and begin to address persistent odors. Our crews frequently must don extensive personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirators, masks, boots, gloves, suits, face-shields, and more to work safely in affected areas. Conventional cleaning products are inadequate to remove tightly adhered soot, particularly protein-based residues from kitchen fires. We review our IICRC strategies to match different types of soot and surfaces with cleaning products, tools, and methods. This ensures the cleaning is effective but does not damage the underlying surface.

What Is That Smell? How Are Odors Managed During Fire Damage Restoration?

One of the discouraging issues experienced as fire restoration draws to a close can be lingering odors from the smoke and soot. If deep cleaning and debris disposal does not eliminate all of the malodors, we have innovative equipment and protocols that can get rid of fire damage smells for good:

  • Thermal fogging -- heated deodorants disperse, recreating the fire conditions, pairing with odiferous particles to neutralize them
  • Ozone machines -- oxidation eliminates odors while occupants and pets evacuate for a short time
  • Hydroxyl generators -- created by UV light, hydroxyl radicals break down the molecular structure of odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Sealants prevent odors deeply absorbed into structural components from vaporizing

Hire SERVPRO of Wayne with complete confidence for fire restoration. We are trained, experienced, and well-equipped, available today, tomorrow, and into the future for your concerns and questions at (973) 546-4977.

A Burst Pipe Has Left Me Dealing With Water Damage in My Wayne Home. Where Do I Get Help?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded living room You can count on SERVPRO of Wayne for effective water cleanup services.

Hire SERVPRO Technicians in Wayne for Water Cleanup Services.

Water can cause extensive damage to your property’s structure, furniture, and upholstery. Restoring your Wayne property all by yourself without proper tools and equipment can cause more damage. Therefore, it is essential to hire licensed, skilled, and experienced restorers.

How far can water travel?

Water can seep into ceilings, drywall, floors, and furniture, among other valuable structures and contents. Contacting professional restorers to perform water cleanup in your Wayne property quickly is critical. If you ignore a water loss incident for some time, the degree of damage can rise exponentially. When we get to a home, we concentrate on saving as many materials and items as possible and preventing further damage.

Why should I involve professionals?

At SERVPRO, we have a licensed team of experts who have undergone thorough training in:
    •    Assessing affected property
    •    Determining salvageable and unsalvageable items
    •    Cleaning up the affected area
    •    Drying the affected materials
    •    Removing contaminants from your home

Apart from that, it is risky to get into an area affected by water damage since there might be uninsulated electrical wiring that is exposed to water. It may cause electrocution or fire. Our team has handled many different cases of water damage during the years we have been in business. Therefore, your property’s condition cannot intimidate us.

What damage can mold cause in a property?

After water damage, it takes less than 48 hours for mold to rear its ugly head. Poor moisture extraction can cause the mold to multiply quickly. As the mold grows, it releases small spores into the air that one can quickly inhale without noticing. Mold can cause health issues to the people who live in your home. Our technicians can dry and sanitize every inch of the flooded area properly to prevent mold growth.

How do you remove water and moisture?

At SERVPRO, we utilize cutting edge techniques and advanced equipment and products during the water cleanup process. After assessing the damage, our team can determine the best and most efficient method to dry your home. Depending on the water levels, we can use a portable electric submersible pump to extract the water.

Our team also takes measures to increase air circulation to expedite the drying process. We can achieve this by using venting box fans. The equipment increases air circulation, increasing the rate of evaporation. Our technicians also position dehumidifiers strategically in a water-damaged house to allow the humid, and moist air within the house to be moved to the units and the dry war air discharged from the units to be circulated back to the ruined areas.

Do not reschedule your plans due to water damage. Count on SERVPRO of Wayne for effective water cleanup services. Talk to us today at (973) 546-4977. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Do I Clean Up My Pompton Lakes Home Following a Flood?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

water sitting in a new kitchen area Flood damage can quickly damage your home. You may need to get professionals involved to clean up the damage. Call SERVPRO right away.

When a Flood Inundated Your Pompton Lakes Home, You Need the Assistance of Trained Flood Water Removal Specialists to Clean It Up

Pompton Lakes offers the perfect balance of suburban and rural living.  It is in a picturesque part of northwestern New Jersey, surrounded by lakes, parks, and state forests.  The area’s many lakes offer residents of the township numerous recreational opportunities in the warmer months, but also increase local risks of storm-related flooding.  This threat is only magnified by the fact that, annually, the region suffers the effects of numerous powerful storms and has extended rainy periods.  Devastating hurricanes routinely rampage up the East Coast in the summer and fall, rapidly dropping inches of rain on the township.  The winter and spring months are no better, though, because nor’easters often bring with them torrential downpours that are just as bad.

What Can Be Done to Avoid Flood-Related Losses?

Although it may seem impossible to avoid or overcome flood damage, there are ways of doing it. SERVPRO, a local Pompton Lakes flood water removal service, recommends taking the following measures to limit your risks of flood-related problems:   

  • Before leaving your home as a storm approaches, prevent potential explosions and electrocutions by turning off your gas and electric utilities
  • Inspect your roof for damage and have any that you find repaired to prevent roof leaks
  • Make sure your gutters are clean so that they do not trap water that can seep into walls and cause damage
  • Cover windows and openings with plywood to protect against storm-blown projectiles and prevent water from entering your home
  • Repair and seal any foundation damage, so that floodwaters cannot flow into your home through cracks
  • Cut tree branches that could harm your house during a storm
  • Strategically sandbag the perimeter of your property to keep flood waters out

Many times, if you take these actions before the arrival of a major flooding event, you can prevent a considerable amount of damage.  However, sometimes it is impossible to prevent flood damage, and that is when you need professional assistance.  Rest assured, though, that floodwater removal services like SERVPRO can help you overcome the disastrous effects of flooding.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Floodwaters from Homes?

Often, within a few hours of calling SERVPRO, our specialists arrive on-site to begin removing floodwaters from your home.  Using their advanced training and specialized gear, they:

  • Remove standing waters with submersible pumps and commercial-strength extractors
  • Determine a drying goal and establish a plan of action to achieve it
  • Dry the general interiors of your house with high-velocity fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers
  • Use injectidry systems, connected to air mover-dehumidifier networks, to eliminate moisture behind walls and ceilings
  • Determine when the drying goal has been reached by periodically measuring interior moisture levels with moisture meters and thermohygrometers

These measures generally remove all excess moisture from your home, returning it to its original dry state.  However, there are other steps we take to combat the microbial threats present in floodwaters.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Eliminate Harmful Microbes?

Floodwaters, classified as “black water,” are usually contaminated with various harmful waste products like human and livestock feces, dead animal remains, and hazardous medical refuse.  As a result, these waters carry various harmful microorganisms that can cause negative health effects and further harm your house.  This is why it is necessary to have a properly credentialed and experienced service remediate this issue for you.  In order to neutralize microbial threats, SERVPRO technicians:

  • Expertly remove and dispose of hazardous waste and impacted items
  • Professionally clean and disinfect affected surfaces with EPA-approved disinfectants
  • Pressure wash and treat impacted structural elements with antifungals to prevent future dry rot
  • Further disinfect and deodorize your home with state-of-the-art thermal and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers  

Usually, these efforts make your home safe to live in again and help prevent long-term flood-related damage.

Living in northwestern New Jersey gives you access to a diverse array of activities.  While you are not so far from the city, you still have access to the recreational opportunities afforded by your proximity to so many parklands and lakes.  Of course, life here is not all sunshine and rainless rainbows, as the area can be quite stormy and prone to flooding.  With this in mind, remember to always keep up on your home maintenance and to take preventative measures whenever powerful storms approach.  Also, it is advisable to research what local flood water removal and remediation services are available prior to severe weather.  This way, you should be better prepared if you are ever impacted by flooding. 

With all that said, know that if flooding does one day impact your residence, local help is available.  Call SERVPRO of Wayne at (973) 546-4977 for assistance. 

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How Can I Efficiently Dry My Damaged Wayne Café?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

tablet containing the software program for the ERP SERVPRO Mitigates and Dries Water Damaging Events to Commercial and Industrial Sites in the Greater Wayne Area. Call about Our ERP Plan!

By manipulating drying elements, we can find the blend of conditions that creates the most efficient drying and recovery for your business.

We provide fast and reliable responses to water losses in Wayne businesses like your cafe. Because situations can develop with no warning, from a plumbing breach to an overflowing sink in the prep areas or bathrooms, you have to have a plan in place that can designate the right professional restoration team to help you recover the loss quickly. With a 24/7 response to emergencies and pre-stocked trailers full of water restoration tools and equipment, our SERVPRO team can help.

There is a finite amount of time to address water damage in your Wayne cafe before the losses become so widespread and problematic that your doors have to close temporarily. Our objective with our fast response is to set up containment barriers to designate a specific drying zone to more directly manipulate elements of moisture removal and evaporation.

What Factors Are Involved in Efficient Drying Processes?

With the training that our water restoration technicians (WRT) and structural drying (ASD) professionals undergo through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have extensive knowledge of the theory of water drying. The science behind manipulating various factors to achieve a more efficient drying objective changes rapidly in every situation. This change means that the balance in this containment area of your business needs to get continually monitored for effectiveness. The three primary areas that affect the drying process are:

  • Humidity
  • Temperature
  • Air Flow

How Can SERVPRO Professionals Regulate Humidity?

Reducing the humidity in the cafe helps in more than just improving the pace of drying in the established zone. A lower moisture content level prevents the warping and distortion of furniture like stools, prevents bloating of fiberboard cabinetry or countertops, and reduces the likelihood of microbial threats. Regulating the moisture content in the drying zone established by our responding technicians involves using several sophisticated tools and equipment:

  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers
  • Low-Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers
  • Evaporative Drying with Air Movers  

Can Varying Temperatures Impact the Drying of Water Damage?

As you might suspect, higher temperatures can help to make evaporation more efficient in the drying areas. Since the point of containment is to allow you to continue functioning in a limited capacity while restoration gets underway, you cannot increase the comfortable operating temperatures of your cafe to suit this need. Instead, our technicians rely on portable electric heaters and other devices to manipulate the surface temperature of target materials and contents in the drying zone.

Much of this drying and noise can happen after you have closed your doors for the day to limit the stress on your patrons as much as possible. While specific mitigation steps might be necessary, like extraction of standing water to protect the structure and prevent further complications, much of the restoration work that your cafe needs can happen after hours.

How Can We Manipulate Airflow to Dry the Café Faster?

The movement of air is an essential mechanic to drying up saturated elements, reducing moisture content, and addressing other concerns that could result from water exposure in your business. Even with the efficiency and direct airflow that air movers can provide, they are often a louder addition to the restoration process. Much of the tools to promote drying from surfaces get used when we are not disturbing your customers or your business. Some of the popular choices for effectively providing evaporation include:

  • Air Movers - High-velocity fans in our inventory can isolate specific damaged materials and hit them with a direct and consistent blast of heated air. 
  • Positive Pressure Systems - By making small drill holes behind the baseboard in the damaged room, we can insert hoses to push dry air into structural cavities to prevent unnecessary tear-out.
  • Containment - Containment is one of the fundamental factors of this drying science, as a smaller work area can help target wet materials and contents more directly. 

When Can I Get My Doors Back Open After a Loss?

While our technicians work hard to prevent your cafe's temporary closures, these situations are sometimes unavoidable when the migration of water losses has affected a substantial area. We can work quickly to extract, dry, and restore your business to limit the time that you remain closed to your customer base.

Unexpected water loss incidents can be a threatening presence to your business, but our SERVPRO of Wayne professionals can help. You can give us a call today at (973) 546-4977 to begin the restoration of the damage to your shop or to set up an Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) to be more prepared for disasters in the future. 

What Can Water Damage Experts do for My Soggy House in Wayne?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on the floor of a kitchen. Call SERVPRO today with your Wayne water damage.

Let SERVPRO show and explain to you how we can help your Wayne water damage. 

Instead of relying on your own sight when dealing with a spill, hiring a team of experienced water damage mitigation specialists in Wayne can be the deciding factor in your home’s favor. Water rapidly spreads into areas you cannot see, and as it does, it carries anything it passes. Different substances require different responses, as well, as do the different materials used to build your residence. 

What Makes a SERVPRO Technician More Qualified than a Homeowner?

Our technicians, especially our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) and Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD) help property owners through initial mitigation, cleanup, and restoration of water damage in your Wayne home. Water causes harm to materials at different rates, even after it has evaporated into the air. Removing the water from the interior components of a residence, and drying everything, including the air, helps prevent damage from continuing.

Extensive training prepares SERVPRO technicians in the proper use of industry-grade equipment, letting us finish the work required rapidly. Many of these items are not available, nor cost-effective, for most homeowners. On a typical water damage-related job, we use:

  • Air movers,
  • Desiccant machines,
  • Application spray equipment,
  • Water detection devices,
  • Extraction machines of various types, and 
  • Equipment pieces designed to produce heat, air, or a combination.

Why is My Fan not Good Enough to Deal with a Washer Leak or a Clogged Sink?

Drying out the surface and exposed areas can leave you with a sense of false security. While it might seem proactive, enclosed areas (under stairs and cabinets) won’t dry out fast enough to keep mold from starting to grow. Also, materials sandwiched in between the floor and the ceiling of any downstairs areas need more than drying of the exterior surfaces. Our equipment can find hidden water. Then we can remove it, making air drying  more efficient (faster completion of the job means less expense, less damage, and less inconvenience). 

Dial (973) 546-4977 to reach qualified water damage technicians at SERVPRO of Wayne for such emergencies. We also assist property owners between North Haledon, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and West Milford, NJ with emergencies affecting their house or other building.