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How Many Contractors Needed for Water Damage Repair in Randolph?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

water covering the floor of a living room Water damage often requires more cleanup than a homeowner can handle. Call SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services. We are standing by.

SERVPRO Streamlines and Simplifies Wrap-Around Water Damage Restoration in Randolph

Water damage in Randolph, as well as other locales, sometimes requires a simple mop-up. All too often, however, water-soaked building materials create a more complicated set of circumstances that need a long list of interventions before a house returns to preloss condition. Lingering moisture and water remain, exposing residents to secondary damage like mold damage and weakening of supportive structures.

Can a Reputable Water Damage Restoration Company Offer Services Beyond Extraction and Drying?

SERVPRO crews are experts in water detection, water removal, and applied structural drying, relying on best practice training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to manage these phases efficiently and appropriately for your Randolph home. Some tasks that facilitate effective water removal and any removal, replacement, repair, or rebuilding require specific skills not every water damage restoration has. Still, we make sure to include them in our repertoire.

Why Does SERVPRO of Southeast Morris County Hold a General Contractor’s License?

Frequently during a water disaster recovery project, the skills of a general contractor are helpful. Our construction division fills an obvious need when assessing for structural integrity or proposing, planning, and implementing controlled demolition. Tasks that fall in this purview include:

  • Constructing supports for weakened structures
  • Securing damaged exteriors after storm damage
  • Creating outlets to release trapped water, such as weep holes, drainage holes or flood cuts, removing damaged building materials without risking the integrity of underlying structures  

Can SERVPRO Manage Rebuilding in Randolph After the Water Mitigation and Remediation Complete?

Whether your home suffers from damage tracing directly to a water emergency or controlled demolition left spaces bereft of drywall and full of water drainage holes lining up a build-back contractor is unnecessary when SERVPRO is already on the job. Hanging drywall, repairing warped flooring, or realigning cabinets are all examples of water damage repairs SERVPRO completes as part of the larger water damage restoration plan.

Hiring SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County covers your water damage restoration project from initial assessment through any build-back. Save time and money with one cohesive plan by calling (973) 895-5000 and exploring your options.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 13VH06013000

Should Professionals Evaluate Flood Damage in Mendham Even if the Water Drained Away?

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

a full tank of water in a basement with pipes coming out of it Affected by flooding after a storm? Team SERVPRO can help with certified technicians and the necessary water removal equipment to tackle the job.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Sophisticated Moisture Detection and Measuring Devices to Resolve Hidden Mendham Flood Damage

During the height of a severe storm in Mendham, flood damage threatens, water rising in the lower levels of homes. When the winds wind down, and the rain clouds disappear, you might be pleased that little to no standing water seems left in your basement.

Do You Need to Have Your Mendham Home Inspected for Hidden Flood Damage After a Storm?

It is likely the water you noticed inching up in the basement did not simply disappear. Floor drains or a sump system direct the fluids outside of your home. On the other hand, the water, potentially loaded with contaminants, could remain in the recesses of your home, ready to create a different kind of havoc, including harboring mold and progressively destroying building materials.

Who Can Locate and Help Plan for Eradication of Trapped Floodwaters?

Our SERVPRO managers and technicians have sensitive moisture detection and moisture level measuring tools in every one of our fully-stocked service vehicles. We use these to find lingering water:

  • Moisture Sensor -- has penetrating probes and indicates the presence of moisture.
  • Moisture Meters -- penetrating and nonpenetrating, measuring levels to set drying goals and monitor progress.
  • Infrared cameras -- use temperature variations to discern where fluids or high levels of moisture linger.
  • Thermo-hygrometer -- tracks temperature and relative humidity during the drying process

How Do SERVPRO Workers Reach and Manage Hidden Basement Flooding in Mendham?

The SERVPRO crew uses a range of strategies to release and remove trapped water. We choose one or more approaches:

  • Drill holes in baseboards to drain water caught behind drywall or paneling
  • Drill into mortar joints to "bleed" water stuck in cinder block cells or behind other brickwork
  • Saw "flood cuts" in drywall or lath and plaster above flood line to release water and remove ruined building materials
  • Remove ceiling tiles or punch weep holes to permit overhead water a safe and controlled outlet

Avoid the expense and disruption of secondary damage from trapped flood water in your basement with an assessment and project plan from SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County. Call for assistance 24/7 at (973) 895-5000.

How Does Professional Remediation Help Mendham Homes?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over mold If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Can Provide Rapid Solutions to Hazardous Mold Growth in Mendham Homes. 

Mold can often surprise many Mendham residents, and the organisms target damp areas of the house like the basement or crawlspace. Because the organisms can spread fast, our SERVPRO professionals have direct containment options to help get the situation under control. 

How Can Black Mold Get Removed Quickly? 

Mold damage in Mendham homes can spread quickly under the right conditions, making it vital for our professionals to identify the damage and begin removing active colonization as soon as possible. Depending on the affected hosting materials, multiple remediation practices are necessary when restoring and recovering your damaged home. Black mold targeting drywall, wood, carpets, upholstery, and fabrics can benefit from several approaches like:

  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Sporicidal products
  • Sanding
  • Media blasting/sponge pressure cleaning

Does Mold Removal Affect Lingering Odors? 

The actions taken to remove mold and microbial threats can often be a beginning step in eliminating or reducing harsh, musty odors common to mold colonization. When these remediation strategies do not remove them entirely, we have direct deodorization equipment and proprietary products to neutralize them permanently. 

Mold remediation is not something to trust to unlicensed or uneducated restoration outfits. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team has extensive training and certifications in mold remediation and water restoration to help with all post-mold needs. Give us a call at (973) 895-5000.

Can Homeowners Count on Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Randolph for Cleaning Hardwood Furniture?

8/22/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the cabinets Did fire damage affect your historic home? Team SERVPRO can help with fire damage remediation services. We are standing by 24/7 for your call.

SERVPRO Restorers Work Diligently to Bring Randolph Hardwood Trim and Furnishings Back to Pre-Loss Condition After a Household Fire

Older and historic homes in Randoph suffering fire damage present heartbreaking issues if smoke, soot, charring, and heat affect hardwood fixtures and furnishings. Although certified and trained restorers can clean and deodorize some hardwood fire damage, success depends on the hardwood’s finish and the extent of the harm.

How Does the Type of Finish Impact the Chance of Hardwood Restoration in Randolph?

Perhaps the most common hardwood “finish” encountered by SERVPRO technicians is no finish at all. We find unfinished wood in cabinet interiors and drawers and on the underside, backs, and furniture tops. Woodwork is unfinished on the side flat against walls. Unfinished wood is:

  • Porous
  • Absorbs smoke residues, odors, and moisture
  • Best suited for dry cleaning methods -- dusting, brushing, dry sponging
  • Denatured alcohol can work if other efforts cannot 

Are Some Types of Fire Damage to Finished Hardwood in Randolph Impossible to Restore?

If the fire damage is extreme, SERVPRO technicians might need to resort to refinishing. We look at the following to decide whether cleaning and restoration can proceed:

  • Blistering -- if the hardwood was so close to the heat that the fire blistered or scorched the original finish, it might need removal and reapplication.
  • Staining -- light and ashy soot bushes off. Sticky soot from combusted plastic, rubber, or protein-based soot from a kitchen fire can stain and require refinishing.

What Are Effective Strategies for Fire Damaged Finished Hardwoods in Randolph?

  • When the soot level is moderate and adhered, a low alkali wet cleaner sprayed and wiped can give good results. Mild oil-based detergents can also work, wiped with the wood grain.
  • Heavier residues can respond to a semi-refinishing method. Careful application of a slightly abrasive wood cleaning paste removes a thin layer of soot with the assistance of extra-fine steel wool. This method can also solve watermark problems on the finish common after a fire extinguishes with water.

Place your trust in the skilled fire damage restorers of SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County after a residential blaze affects treasured hardwood furniture or woodwork. Call (973) 895-5000 to explore your options.

Is Engineered Wood Salvageable After Water Damage in Randolph Homes?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Drying Mats We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a water incident.

With a Swift Water Restoration Response, We Protect Many Installed Materials in Randolph Properties. 

Water damage incidents come in all sizes, making their overall impact on sensitive building materials vary as well. Engineered wood flooring is a common element in modern homes but can be heavily damaged and degraded by water. 

What Makes Engineered Wood Challenging to Restore? 

Water cleanup in Randolph homes impacts many building materials almost immediately upon exposure. With small seams to engineered wood flooring, it does not take long for standing water to penetrate this surface layer and encompass planks with damaging moisture. Surface water cleaning should be the priority to allow for moisture meters to detect damp pockets that require further attention.

What Actions Preserve Engineered Wood Flooring? 

When moisture damage has been identified in the flooring material, there is a finite amount of time before irreparable harm results. Water can initially go through phases of bonding with the wood cellulose, beginning with surface and free water and moving to trapped and then bound water. At this final stage, there is no salvaging the floors. Initial drying involves multiple tools like:

  • Drying Mats
  • Air Movers
  • Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers

With a water damage incident that affects multiple rooms, varying floor materials will be impacted by migrating moisture. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team can help with swift extraction and drying solutions to limit build-back. Call us at (973) 895-5000.

Restoring Fire-Damaged Contents of a Randolph Office Building

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting out fire After a fire in your business property, you will need a team of experts by your side for the build back. Call SERVPRO for assistance.

Protecting Furniture and Equipment is a Considerable Objective of Fire Restoration in Randolph Homes. 

When our SERVPRO professionals respond to fire damage incidents in area office spaces, there are often multiple obstacles between the current conditions and preloss status. With such a large, open area common to office buildings in the area, several pieces of furniture, equipment, and other contents can be caught in the path of migrating fire damage effects. 

Clearing Contents from the Building in the Mitigation Stage

Photographic evidence and cataloging the condition of contents is a starting point for fire damage in Randolph office buildings. When it is cleared for entry, our initial sweep of the building catalogs the encountered contents and how (or if) SERVPRO professionals can restore them. Relocating on-site can often be enough protection for some belongings, but focused cleaning is often necessary after structure fires. 

Focused Cleaning and Restoration at our SERVPRO Facility

With a centrally located facility in Randolph, we can load out many of the items exposed for direct cleaning and restoration efforts in a controlled environment. We provide:

Initial actions vary when our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team answers the call for commercial fire damages. We have unique strategies to isolate damaged areas and protect their contents quickly. Give us a call today at (973) 895-5000. 

Expert Fire Damage Restoration Ensures Best Results in Randolph

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls Fast fire damage remediation services are necessary after a fire. Contact team SERVPRO right away. We are standing by 24/7 for your call.

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Randolph Home to Begin Fire Damage Restoration Efforts, fast – Call us 24/7!

Stains, odors, and charred debris may be everywhere when you have a fire in your Randolph property. However, SERVPRO has trained IICRC-certified technicians to identify the soot deposits so that we can select the best methods and equipment to get the job done right the first time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster so that we can give you peace of mind while taking the stress and hassle out of house fire clean up.

When enlisting our help for fire damage restoration in Randolph, some of the steps we take include:

  • Identification of odorous elements to determine best practices for restoration or replacement. Fire leaves soot and smoke particles that permeate your interior and materials that often make it difficult to remove without specialized measures. 
  • Analyzation and restoration of greasy, wet, or dry smoke deposits. We feature a broad assortment of cleaning agents, including acidic, oil-based, and alkaline treatments that allow us to return your fire damaged home back to preloss condition faster.
  • We work to restore items or materials rather than replace whenever possible to save time and money. We determine which items should get replaced or those that can get restored using our tried and true methods.

Call (973) 895-5000 if you want to talk with us about fire damage restoration and help with smoke damage. Our crew at SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is available to address your emergency call 24 hours a day.

Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready to Restore Your Randolph Home

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

young girl lying on carpet; toys and sofa in background Floodwater, if not quickly removed, can ruin carpet. SERVPRO is standing by to make it "Like it never even happened."

When Flood Damage Ravages Randolph SERVPRO is Ready

Extreme weather patterns have brought significant flooding activity to the Randolph area in recent years. When a homeowner sees the water rising in the lower levels of a snug and comfortable dwelling, it is devastating. Fast action is necessary because water itself is very destructive, and floodwater mixed with debris, including mud, field and landscaping chemicals, sewage, dead animals, and more, is catastrophic in its effects.

When contaminated water from the neighboring area sweeps flood damage into your Randolph home, help is needed immediately. Our team of disaster response experts is on the move to you within hours of your first call. A seasoned project manager assesses the damage, devising a workable plan to remove the water, containing it for hazardous waste disposal if necessary. Technicians trained in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best industry practices implement the plan.

SERVPRO service vehicles are loaded with the equipment, products, and tools needed to extract excess water and then clean and disinfect the spaces affected. We use thermal imaging to locate any water trapped behind structures and take baseline moisture measurements to inform our ultimate drying goals. When dealing with floodwaters, we take particular care, typically characterized as Category 3 or black water, the most contaminated.

When living areas flood, carpeting, and padding is usually discarded, as is most insulation. Cleaning these fixtures is difficult because of the residues and debris in the water. EPA-registered disinfectants do an excellent job of sanitizing solid surfaces, and the SERVPRO crew is skilled in their application.

Once the water is out and the area disinfected, SERVPRO technicians create a perimeter of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry the flood damaged space. To ensure that the warmed, dry air pulls moisture from cavities, we might make flood cuts near the floor and ceiling to create a chimney effect. Our workers monitor the moisture content of structural components and the air to ensure we achieve drying goals.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is ready to answer the call when residents find their lower levels flooded. Call us at (973) 895-5000 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to set up an assessment.

Why Team SERVPRO Uses Advanced Cleaning Techniques During Randolph Fire Damage Remediation

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from under door; blaze seen under door Smoke and soot from a small fire can damage all parts of your home. Call SERVPRO to restore the damage.

How Thorough Cleanup Helps After Fire Damage

An incident involving fire can have long-term ramifications for your property if not appropriately managed. Among the issues that can cause long-term problems are the charred debris and residues left by the blaze. We offer professional cleanup and restoration services that help eliminate foul odors, staining, corrosion, and other forms of deterioration on surfaces.

After fire damage in Randolph, cleaning up a property takes several steps, including cleaning up contents and removing residues through manual and chemical means. Our SERVPRO technicians separate items into three categories depending on the level of damage. We set aside unsalvageable items for disposal and take questionable items offsite for cleaning. We also clean salvageable contents on-site if necessary. Such separation helps fast-track the restoration process.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

Some aspects of the fire, such as extreme heat, make it harder to remove residues because heat opens up pores on surfaces allowing deeper penetration of residues. The age of the materials in the affected areas also matters because older materials might be more porous. Deeper penetration of residues can lead to long-term odor problems or faster deterioration of finishes applied on surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their Fire and Smoke Remediation training to identify residues and capture them. We use air and fluids through vacuuming and dissolving processes to remove soils from affected areas.

You may consider throwing away all charred building materials. However, through restorative cleaning processes, it is possible to save some items. By retaining more items, you can reduce the overall cost of restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced restorative cleaning approaches to fix slightly charred materials or areas heavily soiled. Among the methods we rely on include peroxide-active cleaning, which cleans acoustic porous and non-porous materials such as ceilings. We also use soda blasting, which helps remove soils without ruining the underlying materials.

To effectively deal with the effects of fire damage, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to help you clean up. You can reach us at (973) 895-5000 any time.

What Type of Cleaning Products Are Necessary During Water Restoration in Randolph Homes?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling; sagging, holes in ceiling to drain water Leaking pipes upstairs can cause water damage downstairs. SERVPRO is ready to completely restore your home.

SERVPRO Understands the Top-rated Chemical Agents in the Industry Thus Easing Water Clean Up

After a burst pipe or ceiling leak introduces moisture in unwanted areas of your Randolph home, you have to think of more than just drying the property. A thorough cleanup is one way to restore the property to its preloss state. Having the correct cleaning agents can help you get desirable results faster.

A sudden spike of moisture levels in the house creates many problems, including foul odors, stains, rust, and even mold. When planning water restoration for your Randolph home, you need a strategy to handle all the problems. SERVPRO relies on superior chemical agents to resolve things like soiling and pungent odor.

Advanced cleaning may be necessary during:

The selection of a cleaning product depends on its constituent chemicals since it must effectively remove soils without adversely affecting the materials. Our SERVPRO technicians also consider the preferences of the house occupants, including any allergies or dislike of certain fragrances in cleaning agents.

The essential constituents in cleaning agents include:

  • Sanitizers
  • Sterilants
  • Antimicrobials
  • Disinfectants

Apart from choosing highly rated products, our SERVPRO teams also use specially formulated cleaning agents suited for specific tasks such as cleaning windows, wood products, or removing particular soils. The products have zero VOCs, biodegrade rapidly, and are non-toxic.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County oversees any type of water restoration tasks. Call us at (973) 895-5000 for assistance in resolving any problem, “Like it never even happened.”