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Is Randolph Area Storm Flooding More Threatening Than Other Water Intrusions?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle outside of a house Floodwaters can quickly damage the structure and contents of your home. Contact team SERVPRO to help with remediation during this time.

What Additional Problems to Randolph Homes Come with Floodwater?

Floodwater contains contaminants from the soil, garbage, and everything else it touches before entering a home or business. These contaminants cause further issues requiring additional demolition, types of cleaning agents, and more:

  • Permanently stained drywall
  • Carpets cannot be restored for safe use
  • Increased pungent malodors throughout the home
  • Increased threat of mold growth

SERVPRO trains personnel to reduce or eliminate these flood damage effects in Randolph homes. Our response teams start by spraying all open water (puddles, water in basements, etc.) with an antibacterial agent to reduce the physical risk to our specialists and anyone else who might enter the home.

Specialists then bring in water pumps. They remove all water directly into the nearest sewer access point or, if one is not available, into a holding tank for delivery to a water treatment center. Next, they spray every now-exposed surface again and then remove all property too damaged for restoration. This allows other team members to concentrate on restoring the salvageable structural and personal property.

For thorough flood damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County today at (973) 895-5000.

Why is a Rapid Response Needed After a Water Incident in a Randolph Property?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle parked outside of a house Many times, carpets can be dried after a water damage event. Call SERVPRO to come out and evaluate the situation.

It is Necessary to Preserve Randolph Homes Post Water Damage

Even small amounts of water can cause damage in Randolph before it evaporates. SERVPRO understands that if a constant leak goes unnoticed, the repair costs can run into thousands of dollars. Common damage in homes includes:

  • Delamination or the separation of layers in carpets
  • Warping and cracking of wood flooring, floor trim, and paneling 
  • Drywall splitting or crumbling
  • Paint, varnish, and other finishes bubbling or melting off furniture

Our response teams begin with pumps to remove standing water. If there is little visible water, then team specialists use smaller extractors to draw it out of carpets and from between floorboards.

After removing the water, specialists lift the carpet and dispose of the carpet pad. Then, they set-up an air mover to force warm, dry air over and under the carpet to preserve it and fans at the opposite end to draw out the damp air. Specialists use the same equipment to dry flooring and drywall without further damaging it.

Quick and thorough water removal is why SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is the answer to your needs. Call us at (973) 895-5000 to get started. 

What Happens After Extinguishing a Fire in Randolph?

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

yellow tape around a fire damaged house Was your property affected by a fire? Don’t panic! Contact SERVPRO for help with remediation during this time.

When You Need Fire Cleanup and Restoration Call SERVPRO

Randolph has been an incorporated township for over 200 years. Its history goes farther than that, to include a role in the American Revolutionary War, a place for early Quaker settlers, and as the home for Native Americans for hundreds of years previously.

The Original People

The Lenni Lenape were long-time inhabitants of this area before the first Europeans arrived. The “Original People”, as it translates into English, were present for 10,000 years before the first pioneer landowners arrived. The Lenni Lenape for many generations mediated conflicts between other Native Tribes and Nations. Early Europeans noted these skills and the very gracious hospitality given to every visitor to the Lenni Lenape Nation.

Pioneers and Patriots

One of those early pioneers was Hartshorne Fitz-Randolph. He purchased 1,000 acres that, in 1753, would make up a significant portion of the township in the Mine Hill, that name used since New Jersey’s first iron mine opened here in 1713. The mine, and others that followed, built up the local economy and also served as both a source of raw materials and a supply depot for George Washington’s Army when it was encamped in Jockey Hollow for the winter of 1779-1780.

Fifty-three years later, the town would incorporate with Fitz-Randolph serving as the namesake. Portions of Mendham Township were included as part of its borders when the state legislature gave its approval on January 1st, 1806. Over the next 150 years, portions of Randolph were taken to create other townships such as Port Oram (now Wharton) in 1895, Mine Hill in 1923, and Victory Gardens in 1951.

Vacation Hot Spot

It was in the 1950s that Randolph became a popular vacation spot. The hotels and bungalows that quickly sprang up around our area were headlined by Frank Sinatra and the other top performers of that era. The Saltz Hotel also became a highly desired training facility and premiere boxing venue for Rocky Marciano, Max Baer, James J. Braddock, and Floyd Patterson.

Some of Randolph’s current celebrities include actors, athletes, coaches, dancers, and more:

  • Emily Chang, actress on The Vampire Diaries and The Bold Type
  • Antonio Cromartie, player for the New York Jets
  • Mike Groh, Wide Receiver Coach for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Jennifer Jones, dancer, actress, and the first African-American Radio City Music Hall Rockette
  • Chris Pennie, drummer for The Dillinger Escape Plan and Coheed and Cambria 

Restoring Randolph After a Fire

Regardless if it is a historic hotel, a mining office, or a private residence, damage from fire needs to be cleaned or removed as quickly as possible. At SERVPRO, our response teams train extensively to perform the key tasks needed to return each structure to clean condition, safe for occupation again.

  • Immediate removal and disposal of physically damaged property
  • Establish containment where possible to prevent residues and debris from spreading to unaffected parts of the structure
  • Introduction of fans to reduce odors
  • Spray cleaning and deodorization agents to remove the fire residues from salvageable personal and structural property

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County today at (973) 895-5000 to begin fire restoration on your home. We are here for you.

How Can Property Owners Handle Mold Damage?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Rooms walls covered in mold from top to bottom Mold will spread like wild fire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any mold remediation service needed for your home.

It Is Best to Let the Certified Professionals from SERVPRO Handle Mold Damage in Your Mendham Property

Mold spores can travel through the air and settle on various surfaces, including walls, carpets, behind doors, and tiles, among other areas. It can cause health effects to those that are exposed to it. To deal with mold damage, it would help if you worked with an experienced restorer like SERVPRO.

Immediately you notice mold damage in your Mendham residence; you need to have it removed fast. You require professional mold remediation to get your home back to normal. We have highly trained professionals with decades of experience that help us in:

  • Identifying the affected areas.
  • Documenting the mold problem and coming up with an effective remediation plan.
  • Determining the level of contamination.
  • Remediating the mold effectively.

We equip ourselves with protective gear such as a full-body suit, eye protection, chemical-resistant gloves, and a full-face respirator during this process. This helps us avoid mold exposure.

When remediating a mold-contaminated property, we isolate the contaminated area using polythene paper to minimize mold spores' spread to unaffected areas. We also clean our customer's HVAC systems using duct cleaning systems.

It is essential to enlist restoration professionals' services to deal with the mold infestation in your property before it gets worse. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County for fast restoration at (973) 895-5000. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Who Should Property Owners Contact for Professional Water Mitigation?

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged basement Water restoration should be left to the professionals. SERVPRO techs are trained and experience in water mitigation.

Contact SERVPRO Restorers Immediately for Fast Water Mitigation in Your Randolph Home

Water damage can strike your property silently without notice. Your dishwasher may leak, or your faulty faucet may spill water on your hardwood kitchen floor. The incident requires the attention of a reputable restorer to get your property to its preloss condition.

The time we take to mitigate our customer's property depends on the severity of water damage. At SERVPRO, we consider water mitigation in Randolph homes as an emergency. Water tends to damage materials made of porous materials. Our technicians' team responds fast to customers whose properties require professional water mitigation. We conduct the mitigation process within the shortest time possible.

We use special techniques and equipment to minimize damage and mitigate the affected area effectively and within a brief period. Our mitigation process involves:

  • Removing furniture and materials damaged beyond repair, including surfaces such as flooring and drywall.
  • Ensuring the stability of your home is not affected.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting salvageable items using advanced products. We can use phenolics mixed with cleaning detergents to clean and disinfect the valuables.
  • Inspecting the property thoroughly to ensure the mitigation process was effective. We can use penetrating moisture meters to test for moisture in carpeting and drywall.

If you need professional water mitigation services, contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County for world-class services that can make the water loss appear "Like it never even happened." Our helpline is (973) 895-5000.

Prompt Restoration When Storm Flood Damage Occurs in Randolph Properties

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flood damage is no DIY project especially when it comes to your home. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size flood restoration job.

SERVPRO is Experienced in Proving Flood Restoration to Make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Randolph Township is a suburb in New Jersey, which covers a total of 21 square miles. The township is home to a population of 25,734 according to the census held in 2010, which represents a 3.6 percent increase from the census held in the year 2000. 

The township in Morris County was declared the third most populated municipality. The New Jersey State Planning Commission designates the township as half-rural and half-suburban. When it comes to job growth, access to local shopping centers, community safety, excellent schools, and a high homeownership percentage, Randolph was ranked fourth in the state and number one town in Morris County.

Randolph local Government

A council-manager form of government governs the town. A policy-making body in the town is the elected council. Each year, the council elects one of its members to serve as the mayor of Randolph. The council hires the township manager, who serves as the chief executive of the municipality.

Places to visit in Randolph 

For Randolph residents looking for an afternoon baseball game, a suitable place for your morning bike ride, or an early morning jog, the town has various community parks that offer many recreational opportunities. Some of these parks include:

Freedom Park

The 172 acres of Community Park were part of the Brundage estate. The park at Millbrook Avenue provides the town’s residents with seven athletic fields. Two of the fields are used for lacrosse and football.

Other fields include a softball field and a multi-purpose area. Freedom Park also has walking and biking trails, a playground area, a picnic pavilion, and a sand volleyball court.

Heistein Park

The 44-acre recreational area has four softball fields that kids and adults can use, six soccer fields, a refreshment stand, a large picnic pavilion, and restrooms. A bike trail that encircles the lake area offers a perfect setting for ice skating during winter and picnicking, as well as fishing in warm months.

Tamarack field

Residents use the 30-acre recreational facility along Park Avenue as a day camp between June and August. Park Avenue divides the park into two sections; the east and west sections. The eastern section of the park is the day camp area that comprises various campsite facilities, a swimming pool, and a small tot-lot, while the western section has a field used by youth for recreation programs. Flooding in any city is an inconvenience to both residents and visitors. When it happens, reassurance comes from seeking the services of restoration professionals.

How Do SERVPRO restorers extract water from flood-damaged properties in Randolph?

When flood damage occurs in Randolph homes, it leaves property owners stranded and devastated. The secondary damages of the unfortunate incident, such as odors and corrosion, show up within a brief period.

Involving professional restorers like SERVPRO immediately can help minimize damage and get your life back on track in a brief period. We use special equipment and tools and approved techniques to handle flood damage of any size or scope.

We can use self-priming trash pumps to extract excess water from your flooring. The equipment can remove floodwater that contains solids effectively. We can also use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry your home. If it is necessary to dry your ceiling, we can direct airflow across it to evaporate the moisture.

Flood damage can cause irreversible damage to your property. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 to get your property to its preloss condition. 

Your Mendham Shop Deserves Prompt Flood Cleanup

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

cloudy skies during storm We our share of storms and the destruction they bring. Rest easy. SERVPRO is ready to restore your flood damaged home.

Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Assistance to Quickly Restore your Mendham Business

When you have flood damage after piping bursts or a sprinkler malfunctions, calling SERVPRO to your Mendham business gets you back on track faster. We act quickly to ensure rapid cleanup to keep you up and running while eliminating the onset of potentially harmful mold and mildew.

When you call us to your shop for flood cleanup in Mendham, you can expect:

  • 24-Hour Response –Our emergency response team is available nights, weekends, and holidays to arrive fast and get to work immediately to minimize damage.
  • Water Removal –Our commercial-grade extractors and pumps remove standing water while coordinating simultaneous drying measures.
  • Drying Services –Our powerful dehumidifiers and air movers work in tandem to remove moisture from the air, dry surfaces and restore relative humidity throughout the zone of impact.
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing –Our skilled technicians use EPA-registered cleaning agents and deodorizers to bring your commercial space back to life and ensure everything gets Certified: SERVPRO Clean.
  • Controlled Demolition –Our services include full restoration of all unsalvageable elements, as needed. General Contractor License #: 13VH06013000

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is available 24/7 for all your commercial flood damage needs. Call (973) 895-5000 to have us dispatch our crew!

Cleaning Up Water Before Excess Damage Sets In

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

lake with trees in background Water belongs in the lake- not in your home. Let SERVPRO cleanup your water damage while you enjoy the great outdoors.

Contact SERVPRO When you Require Water Cleanup Fast at Your Randolph Home

Located in Morris County, New Jersey, Randolph is a township with a population of 25,734 (from the 2010 United States Census). This number was up from 19,974 when the Census was taken back in 1990.

It is recorded that the Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants known to the Randolph, New Jersey area. The earliest settlers of European origin were the Quakers, with one of the pioneering landowners in the region being Hartshorne Fitz-Randolph. Fitz-Randolph had purchased about 1k acres here in 1753, which later became the township's namesake.

During the beginning portion of the 20th Century, Randolph became quite a vacation haven due to the number of lakes, ponds, and woods in the area. Throughout the 1950s, many large hotels, bungalow colonies, and farms dotted the region. Many notable performers appeared at the local hotels, including Frank Sinatra and Phil Silvers. Additionally, the Saltz Hotel was known as a training location for boxers Rocky Marciano, Max Baer, James J. Braddock, and Floyd Patterson.

Notable Landmarks in Randolph, New Jersey

When it comes to learning more about local history, there is nothing like taking in some of the landmarks in the area:

  • Throughout Randolph, you will find the Liberty Tree that dates back to 1720.
  • There is also the Bryant Distillery, dating back to 1869, which is famed for applejack.
  • Now rehabbed to house office space, there is also the 1924 Millbrook School.
  • Catalouged on the National Register of Historic Places is one of Randolph's oldest streets, known as Gristmill Road.
  • If you wish to learn more about all the township's heritage, there is the Museum of Old Randolph.

Caring for Your Randolph Home in a Water-Related Emergency

No matter what occurs, it would be best if you act fast when you have water damage of any kind in your Randolph home. SERVPRO features skilled technicians that utilize industrial-grade pumps and extractors to assist with all of your water cleanup needs.

Some of the calls that we get for water cleanup in Randolph include situations such as:

  • Broken or burst pipes
  • Faulty appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, water heater)
  • Overflowing toilet, sink, or bathtub
  • Clogged septic/backup

Once you call us for assistance, we arrive fast to begin the assessment and cleanup. Our Green Fleet comes equipped with air scrubbers, carpet cleaners, dehumidifiers, pumps, and other tools that help us to remove water, eliminate moisture, and mitigate damage to cut costs and speed the restoration process. Our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) have the skills to handle all levels of damage, including minimal cleanups to severe, involved projects.

When it is time to call someone for water cleanup, SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County has your best interests in mind. We work to restore rather than replace, meaning we salvage whatever possible throughout your interior's cleaning and drying. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (973) 895-5000, and we send a crew to your door within hours.

What is Used to Handle Fire Damage?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from below door It doesn't take a large fire to cause a lot of damage. Smoke and soot travel throughout the home. SERVPRO can restore your fire damage.

Your Randolph Interior Gets Back to Normal Fast After Fire Damage with the Techniques SERVPRO Uses

There are many critical working parts during the cleanup process after a housefire. If you had a fire in your Randolph home, calling in the help of skilled technicians gets you the results you deserve.

Calling SERVPRO for fire damage in Randolph ensures you have the results you need to bring your home back to preloss condition. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and come equipped with various smoke odor removal tools, including:

  • HEPA Filtration –High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestor (HEPA) filters work to scrub the air, effectively removing roughly 99.97% of particles.
  • Thermal Fogging –Creates a fog of specialized deodorizer that permeates various materials, pulling out odor-causing particulates.
  • Hydroxyl Generators –These machines work by producing hydroxyl radicals that help break apart odor-causing molecules.
  • Sealants –Various paints and sealants may get used to help encapsulate any malodors on structural surfaces while also blocking severe stains/discoloration.

You can count on SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to select the best methods and equipment for your fire damage project. When we get done, your home will look, "Like it never even happened." Call us whenever you need us at (973) 895-5000.

Play in a Softball Tournament in Randolph

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

a softball on the field It will be exciting to see all of the talent at Randolph's Annual Softball Tournament!

Test Your Softball Skills Against Others at Randolph's Annual Tournament

For the third year in a row, No Idea Sports will be putting on a softball tournament. This year the tourney takes place on January 30 at 9:30 p.m., and it could run until 2:30 a.m. the next morning. Playing softball is a good way to stay active during the cold wintertime since the tournament is held inside at the Indoor Sports Pavilion. The tournament has the following rules:

  • All teams must have at least eight players out on the field, and each team must have a minimum of two females.
  • To register for the tournament, each team must pay $450 or $475 if they register late.
  • Each team is guaranteed to play at least three games.
  • The teams will play six-inning matches with a time limit of 30 minutes.
  • There is a seven-run limit per inning, and the rules are that the ball must be slow pitched with a 6 to 12-foot arc.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County can assist local businesses that need fire mitigation services. We can be reached 24 hours a day and seven days a week at (973) 895-5000.