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We Are The Right Choice In Mendham Boro Water Damage Restoration

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

A ceiling in a home covered in water spots after a water damage disaster When this home suffered a water damage disaster we worked quickly to limit further damage and prevent mold growth.

When Light Wands Can Help with Extraction in Mendham Boro Homes

The discovery of a substantial water loss incident in your Mendham Boro home can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Because so many homeowners have trusted in our expertise in water removal and drying, we have built a reputation as a name to trust in making water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Part of this equation is having the right tools and equipment for the job, such as light wands for extraction and specific cleaning processes.

Understanding the critical role that light wands play in water removal for Mendham Boro homes can show you the numerous steps involved in clearing out water damage correctly. Light wands are ideal for extraction efforts in carpeted areas, which are prevalent in modern homes. These devices can be useful once submersible pumps have reduced the standing water height beneath two inches.

These attachments are not pumps or vacuums on their own, but instead, get connected to either portable extraction devices or our larger truck-mount extractors. Often the truck extractor offers the most powerful removal strength, but mobile extraction units, including gas-powered trash pumps, can provide more versatility against the limitations of the truck approach. Our SERVPRO professionals can determine the best machines based on the size of the affected area and its ease of access with longer intake lines.

Once our team has removed what moisture the wand can, we can utilize more direct tools to finish drying out the water damage. Light wands can also play a role in the final cleaning and revitalization of these carpeted areas as well. The same tools are an integral part of hot water extraction cleaning techniques designed to break up soil and sediment in the carpeting and improve the look and feel of this flooring.

Having the right equipment for the job helps us to get projects done quickly and efficiently. No matter how severe water loss scenarios might become, you can depend on our expertise and extensive inventory of equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team a call today at (973) 895-5000.

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Clearing Smoke Residues from Walls and Ceilings in Mendham

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO has what it takes to clean your Mendham home after fire damage.

As you have been taught from a young age, when fires break out in your Mendham home, your best course of action is to get as low as possible and work your way to a safe exit. Smoke rises, and that is why the bulk of the smoke removal and cleaning that our SERVPRO team performs happens on the upper half of the wall surfaces and along the ceilings. With sophisticated tools and products, we can manage these residues to prevent a need for widespread tear-out and reconstruction when possible.

While cleaning up smoke and fire damage in Mendham homes is necessary to return the structure to preloss condition, there are detailed approaches to accomplish these tasks. Depending on the severity of these residues on specific surfaces, various agitative cleaning practices can be beneficial in removing the loose particles resting on the surface to better aid in effective cleaning with our powerful products and equipment.

Convection is heat moving through the movement of air. As you know that heat rises as it is lighter than colder air, and the same practice affects present smoke in the environment as well. This cycle continues until the fire gets extinguished. These convection currents can be instrumental in depositing soot and smoke particulates on wall surfaces, ceilings, stationary fans, and light fixtures. Ventilating your home immediately after extinguishment can help to reduce these deposits.

Agitative cleaning practices like vacuuming and using light brushing can help to break buildup loose and leave only a thin layer of soot or smoke residue for cleaning products to overcome to reach the affected surface underneath. In more challenging situations involving materials like countertops, we can utilize soda blasting techniques to remove the residue, partially deodorize the area, and protect the material underneath the layer of smoke particles.

Focused cleaning efforts are a vital element to restoring your home after a fire loss incident, and our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team has experience and cutting-edge equipment to overcome nearly all of the obstacles you might face after a fire loss. Give our team a call anytime at (973) 895-5000.

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How Water Damages Warehouses on Randolph

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

standing water on carpet and floor.  Items sitting on floor absorbing water Just a little bit of water can do a lot of damage. Call us today to minimize your loss.

Removing Standing Water from Your Randolph Warehouse  

With the winter well underway, structures all over Randolph are battling the crippling cold weather. As cold snaps find their way into the area, immense structures like your warehouse battle to maintain warm conditions despite the general degradation of the metal building and steeply dropping temperatures. Exposed water lines within the structure can fall victim to freezing severe enough to burst the pipes, which can result in several problems for your business.  

The restoration and recovery of water damage to Randolph businesses should fall to the capable hands of professional restoration teams. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique training and cutting-edge equipment to manage both the extraction and drying needs of your business. Also, we have skilled technicians capable of performing pack-out services to protect your wares within the warehouse from the potential ruin they face through direct exposure to standing water. If your company already has our free Emergency Ready Profile Plan app, our responding technicians can move immediately to shutoff valves and have a more efficient approach to the recovery of your facility.  

Emergency services like extraction are vital when freezing pipes burst in your facility. Water can quickly collect on the concrete flooring and pool, leaving boxed items vulnerable to direct water exposure and penetration. We have many potential tools that can remove water from the floors of the facility, but the most effective of these for widespread concerns would be our truck-mounted extractor trucks. We can direct the discharge of this standing water to the sanitary sewer and allow our most potent pump to remove water at up to 300 psi.  

Drying out your warehouse falls to the capable machines in our inventory, such as our direct heaters, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Because of the colder weather, direct heaters can help to thaw any other frozen areas of pipe within the damaged area before repair and re-insulation. Centrifugal air movers can get positioned directly at the worst saturated points for effective vaporization of moisture damage.  

Without the fast response of our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County professionals, water damage in your warehouse can get out of control quickly. We have effective extraction and drying techniques to get your facility back to preloss conditions. If disaster strikes or you want information about planning with our free Emergency Ready Profile Plan, contact us today at (973) 895-5000. 

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Become Familiar With Randolph Mold Damage Remediation Success 

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

extensively mold damaged room A mold infestation can seem quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO immediately for mitigation and remediation services.

Why SERVPRO's Full Service Approach Successfully Manages Severe Mold Damage in Randolph

When Randolph homeowners returned home from vacation, they were horrified to discover an entire room covered in mold colonies. The family was completely unprepared for the magnitude of the mold growth and damage, and were concerned about potential health effects. Because of the scope of the infestation, the family left the house and called us for immediate professional intervention. 

Setting the Scene

Residents seeking help in Randolph for severe mold issues are scared and stressed. Nothing can prepare for the stench and look of an extensive mold outbreak. In this case, as seen from the photo documentation, mold covered the entire room, including the floor and trim. Sagging ceiling tiles hint at water damage from above or humidity in the area so high that porous materials became saturated. After assessment and consultation with the insurance company and our management team, the decision for mold-based demolition finalized. Disinfecting before work and after the demolition and removal were keys to preserving the safety of our work crews and the home's inhabitants.

What to Expect from Professional Mold Remediation 

Our promise to customers is first and foremost to prioritize the health, security, and safety of all, why SERVPRO trains mold remediation crews in the nationally recognized Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols:

Containment

A mold infestation this extensive requires the highest level of containment security. Our team isolated the affected space, partitioning it off with a 6-mil sealed heavy-duty poly dust barrier. We set up a dual-barrier airlock for entry and exit, and enforced a stringent rule that technicians wear full personal protective equipment (PPE). During the project, HEPA-filtered negative pressure air scrubbers cleaned the atmosphere within the room, venting to the outside. The amount of dust and hazardous debris stirred up during mold removal and demolition is why SERVPRO takes the utmost precautions during mold remediation.

Mold and Moldy Materials Removal

This particular mold project required demolition, resulting in a large quantity of mold materials removed for disposal as hazardous waste. The widespread nature of the mold growth combined with the damage done to the materials infested made it problematic to try to retain and restore the interior structures. Our familiarity with proper mold debris containment paired with our capability to do demolition and rebuilding under our general contractor's license is why SERVPRO was an excellent match for this complex project. 

Comprehensive Cleanup

As part of any mold remediation project, strict adherence to contamination protocols is essential. A thorough cleanup of all affected spaces is vital to prevent cross-contamination. The care needed is second nature to our experienced and highly-qualified team members. Meeting regulatory marks and providing peace of mind is why SERVPRO is a top regional mold remediation firm.

Disinfection with EPA-Registered Products

Before beginning the mold demolition process, we applied a broadcast EPA-registered disinfectant. This practice limits exposure to opportunistic mold spores and debris, although the PPE and containment do the heavy lifting of keeping all safe. Once the area was cleared of mold, additional treatment with approved antimicrobials ensured that any structural drying needed would not spread moldy residues. Our team is consistent in our follow-through on these best practices, why SERVPRO inspires confidence even after profound mold damage.

Water Source Elimination

Mold does not grow in the absence of moisture. Our proven ability to find and eliminate the source of water damage is why SERVPRO is uniquely qualified to manage severe mold demolition and disinfection projects. We do not feel the job is complete until the water issues resolve as well.

Severe mold challenges need the most professional and up to date equipment and systems, why SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is the choice of many in our area. Call us at (973) 895-5000 to arrange for a mold damage consultation at any time.

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Revealed: Team SERVPRO Offers Many Options to Remove Standing Water in Randolph

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

standing water in a basement Quick action can save the structure of your home from deteriorating. Contact SERVPRO immediately after damage.

When Electric Submersible Pumps Are Not Ideal for Randolph Homes

Removing standing water from Randolph homes is, fortunately, not a scenario that many homeowners contend with multiple times in their lives. However, it is something that our SERVPRO professionals must prepare for every day. Efficient solutions for extraction and drying are paramount to providing a cost-effective restoration approach, and often this begins with the use of our electric submersible pumps. As these are the standard with most water removal projects, it is essential to note when they do not work for residential customers in need.

With the options available to our restoration professionals to begin water removal in Randolph homes, choosing the right tool for the job is the difference in providing the least costly approach for homeowners. Here are some of the times where our team members might second guess the use of electric submersible pumps over other available options.

Available Power 

In some situations, power must get severed to a residence to protect our technicians or the occupants of the house. Instead of using a generator to supply power to an electric sump pump, our SERVPRO team can often get a more forceful suction that can address debris and other particulates in the water, with self-priming trash pumps powered by gasoline.

Depth of Standing Water 

Electric sump pumps can handle standing water above two inches, but at a lower depth than this, other tools are better for water removal. Beneath two inches, air can get pulled in with the water, causing the pump to lose prime.

Spread of Loss 

There are also instances in which these electric submersible pumps are not sufficient to handle the extensive spread of loss throughout a residence. With higher volumes of water spread out over an entire level of your household, more powerful extractors like the truck-mount option can help manage the situation more effectively.

While specific pumps often play a familiar role in the recovery of your house after a water loss incident, we have secondary tools and equipment that can meet the needs of your residence when portable sump pumps are not the best choice. Let our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County professionals help however you need by calling (973) 895-5000.

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Randolph Restoration Professionals Talk About How to Choose Dehumidifiers for Water Loss Events

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged living room. Parts of waterdamaged ceiling fallen on floor We not only use tools to extract water but also dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry your home after a water loss event.

Comparing Desiccant or Refrigerant Dehumidifiers in Randolph Homes 

Though we might h­­­ave many options regarding moisture removal and drying for Randolph homes, not every tool is right for the jobs that we undertake. The use of dehumidifiers, for example, can lead to a decision on which of our available options is the best fit for each water recovery project. In most cases, the choice comes down to our refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers. Although they can both achieve similar results, their effectiveness changes with the situation our SERVPRO professionals face. 

The choice between these two units is not always clear, and our project manager and crew chief can monitor conditions during water removal in Randolph homes to have the appropriate units ready for deployment after water removal phases. Flooding can leave a substantial volume of water spread throughout susceptible areas of your house, allowing absorption by many construction materials and structural elements. 

When it is time to deploy one dehumidifier or another, many considerations must get made. The process alone for removing moisture in the air is different between these two units, as refrigerants pull air through refrigerated coils, which can condense water vapor, and desiccants pass over silica gel to capture water molecules. 

Types of Materials 

The type of material that requires moisture removal is a crucial element to choosing the type of unit our SERVPRO professionals need on a job site. Refrigerant units are typically used to address moistures in more porous materials and to address surface dampness. Desiccants are ideal for surfaces and materials with low permeability, such as hardwoods, concrete, and other like surfaces.

Conditions of the Job

A refrigerant dehumidifier requires less power (8-15 amps), making it a wise choice for jobs where the available power is limited. Desiccants often run on trailered generators our team provides, primarily because of their higher power needs (8-30 amps). 

Most of the jobs that our team undertakes where moisture removal is a priority, the low grain refrigerant model is sufficient. No matter what your home needs after a loss incident, we have the advanced equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact us today at SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County (973) 895-5000. 

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Containment and Remediation for Your Mendham Property

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Containment and Remediation for Your Mendham Hotel

Guests are rarely forthcoming with the damage they can cause to rooms in your Mendham hotel, primarily because they do not want to get charged for whatever repairs and restoration might cost. Their silence in this matter, however, can often lead to water loss situations going unnoticed by the cleaning professionals on your staff as they hurry to prepare the room for another guest. Prolonged moisture and persistent leaks can lead to mold growth in the climate-controlled room.

As you might hope that you can identify these threats before a guest does, mold damage in a Mendham hotel must get addressed as promptly as possible. The first step is to prevent any further activity in this room until the appropriate professionals on our SERVPRO team can arrive and begin scoping out the full measure of these effects. We have sophisticated moisture detection tools that can identify moisture that feeds mold organisms, and might also indicate the migration of the organisms into structural cavities. We thoroughly inspect all areas that could have become affected by the spreading mold colony.

Containment is a vital process for remediation to successfully begin. Leaving active spores traveling throughout the immediate area can welcome situations like cross-contamination, where colonies can develop in multiple areas of your hotel simultaneously. Our containment practices not only provide a drying zone and regulated area for colony removal to take place but also a designated decontamination area to prevent the spread of these organisms beyond this point.

Depending on how long mold colonization developed before discovery, certain affected materials might no longer be salvageable. We have remediation practices like sanding and soda blasting for structurally sound materials hosting colonies, but other areas might require removal and replacement by our licensed general contractors.

Your reputation is everything in the hospitality industry, and so taking care of mold threats as they get discovered is vital to your business model. Let our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team show you that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can reach our remediation specialists 24/7 by calling (973) 895-5000.

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Comprehensive Solutions To Flood Damage In Your Mendham Area Home

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO has the solutions for your Mendham home after a flood.

Regardless of when, or how, disaster strikes, you want access to a team of qualified professionals committed to offering expert restoration solutions for your Mendham home. Thankfully, there are several local technicians available with a variety of certifications, standing ready to implement trusted, comprehensive restoration solutions, 24-hours a day.

When you call a professional to clean and repair flood damage present in your Mendham area home, you might think that removing water and cleaning the area sounds easy. However, each situation comes with unique challenges that your technicians work hard to overcome. As a homeowner, it helps to learn as much as possible and maintain expectations as restoration progresses in your home.

The type of paint used during the construction of your home plays a significant role in how your Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO handle your situation. Flat paint allows water vapor to pass through more readily than a semi-gloss, which makes flat paint dry quicker. Drying floors and walls under or behind cabinetry can take more time, simply because of the existence of multiple layers (cabinet backing and drywall). 

If your cabinetry does not have a back layer, SERVPRO technicians can drill holes into your wall, which allows air circulation within the wall cavity. However, if the cabinet has a backing installed, it extends drying time, even if the homeowner allows a technician to place holes in the backing. Often, cabinets have laminated surfaces that act as a vapor barrier, providing technicians with false readings. 

Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) from SERVPRO looking to ensure restoration of structural components have multiple drying methods at their fingertips. Since vinyl wall coverings, such as wallpaper, act as a vapor barrier, trapping water within your walls, you have a decision to make. You can either remove your wallpaper or ask technicians to remove base molding and drill holes, using air movers, to force air into the wall cavity without damaging the existing material.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm, providing full-service, comprehensive solutions throughout Randolph, Chester, Roxbury, and surrounding communities, call today. (973) 895-5000

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Our Fire Damage Experts In Mendham Boro Discuss Factors That Affect An Item's Cleanability

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Technicians In Mendham Boro Point Out Factors That Affect An Item's Cleanability

Whenever something ignites on or near your Mendham Boro residence, your property is at risk. Fire damage does not just include dealing with items that got burnt. Smoke, which is composed of partially combusted particles, can also cause its fair share of issues. Smoke can flow throughout your building and leave behind soot residues as well as penetrate some materials deeply, causing unpleasant aromas.

The soot left behind by smoke can become a large portion of the fire damage inside your Mendham Boro home in places that were not directly affected by the heat or the flames. Smoke first rises because it is hotter than the air inside your house. It then gets attracted to cooler surfaces, which make the partially combusted particles cool and adhere to the surfaces of your building materials and contents. After burnt materials get removed from your structure, our SERVPRO technicians then begin cleaning and removing the soils and the soot residues created by smoke coming from the blaze.

When cleaning the surfaces of your negatively affected possessions and structural components, our SERVPRO team uses the best techniques available by assessing how the fire burned. There are many factors that can affect how easily soot residues and soils can be removed. To start, the type of surface dictates how it can be cleaned. Porous surfaces can be harder to clean because smoke can deeply penetrate them.

The age of the surface also affects an item's cleanability. For the most part, older surfaces are harder to clean. This proves to be true when mitigating problems with carpet, fabrics, and paint.

The temperature of the fire also affects how easy soot residues left behind are to clean and remove. When surfaces get got the expand, which makes them more porous. Therefore, the hotter an item gets during the blaze, the harder it will be to clean the soot residues and the soils that remain.

If moisture is applied to extinguish the flames, then the affected surfaces can become harder to clean. Water can cause soils to soak deeper into materials, and it can help soot residues set.

Knowing the factors that change how easy an item is to clean can help the entire restoration project run more efficiently. To get your property assessed by the professionals after a fire, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at  (973) 895-5000 24/7 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Mendham Water Puddles or Worse? For Water Damage Mitigation SERVPRO Provides the Solutions

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Basement with water spillage needing drying Mendham Homeowners Call SERVPRO to Remove Water from Basements and Living Quarters

Water Removal After a Water Heater Leak in Your Mendham Home

Water heater leaks are not always immediately apparent. The longer they go unnoticed, the more likely you are to have damage in your home. Water seepage can migrate through many materials. Go through the proper water removal procedures to save your home from being harmed further.

Determining The Cause Of Your Water Heater Leak
There are different water removal services in Mendham that can find the cause of the water damage as well as you discovering the apparent source on your own. Because SERVPRO claims of We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, this company can provide a rapid response to mitigate the water damage.

Most appliances like this spring a leak from a loose or cracked valve which loosens over time, and without regular maintenance, they can deposit large amounts of water on the floor or subfloor. Also, the heater may be too highly pressurized on the inside. Excess pressure forces water out of the tank, and it can damage your walls or floors in short order.

Monitoring Equipment Determines Job Completion
SERVPRO technicians use thermal imaging cameras to determine the levels of moisture in an area. Moisture sensors, pronged or smooth, may also be used to check for dampness. These sensors are pushed into the carpet, all the way down to the pad, to find even the smallest hint of moisture. Mold growth can be stymied when the wet materials have been restored to standard moisture content levels of 12% or less.

It is necessary to figure out what type of water is present before the cleanup process starts. Water that leaks from the appliance are considered clean, Category 1 White Water (Gray Water for detergent bearing spillage.) This water can easily be removed without additional precautions or protections. Contaminated water from flooding and sewage (Category 3 Black Water), or urine-tainted toilet water (Category 2 Gray Water) requires special handling.

After the water is removed, dryers and dehumidifiers are set up to mitigate and clean the area thoroughly. This multi-step process is necessary to prevent further damage in your home properly, and to eliminate the damage that has already occurred.

Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County for efficient water cleanup and damage restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. (973) 895-5000

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