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Do I Need a Professional Water Removal Service in Randolph to Cleanup After the Sprinklers Went Off?

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

fire prevention sprinkler Fire damage remediation gets complicated when water damage is also involved. Contact SERVPRO to guide you through the entire remediation process.

How Do I Tell if the Water Left by a Sprinkler System Malfunction in Randolph is All Gone?

Your office space may be home to your company, but it is also home to information, documents, and electronic devices that represent your business and your clients. Even in this day and age, when much of our data is backed up electronically, we still need to preserve some papers, hard drives, and computers to protect our jobs. When a sprinkler system goes off and leaves you in need of commercial water removal services, you need to know who to call.

SERVPRO is the answer to your water removal needs in Randolph. Our technicians are available 24/7 to respond to your emergency and minimize the downtime of your operations. Our expert training is essential in extracting water from your place and, most importantly, assessing whether moisture levels are back to normal. Failure to remove excess humidity could cause an infestation of mold at a later date, causing yet another interruption to your work. As we perform our job, you may find our team considering different options to save your work product including the following:

  • Vacuum freeze-drying for your documents
  • Air drying
  • Vacuum thermal drying

Preserving your documents may be cost-effective depending on their importance, and our SERVPRO crew discusses each step along the way with you. Along with any other relevant specialists, we can determine what should be prepared for restoration and what we should discard and replace.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is at your service whenever water damage occurs. Call us at (973) 895-5000 and let us work diligently, so your office looks "Like it never even happened." 

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Fire Damage Randolph – Secondary Damage

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Two firefighters on a ladder trying to put out a fire in a second story window.  A fire damage in your Randolph home can be devastating, as well as prolonging professional assistance. Call SERVPRO today.

Don’t stall when it comes to your Randolph fire damage, there is so much that needs to be done.

Many fires start accidentally from careless smoking, poor disposal of flammable material, and even electrical systems that short circuit. There are a variety of reasons, however often, the damage done by a fire is secondary to the damage caused by the fire department putting the fire out and protecting other buildings nearby.

SERVPRO cleans and repairs homes with fire damage in Randolph and the surrounding area. We have operated in the area for over eighteen years, gaining a wealth of experience in the process. We are available on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week basis. Our fully stocked trucks have everything we need to clean, repair, and reconstruct your home after a fire.

Water and Fire Damage

Once the fire is out, SERVPRO can evaluate the damage caused by the fire as well as the damage caused by the actions of the fire department to put it out. Often, firefighters have to spray water into ceilings, break walls to access hot spots, and ensure that there is no potential for the fire to restart. Ceiling insulation is wet, the drywall is wet, and carpeting must be replaced due to the water and smoke damage.

Electrical systems and plumbing systems may have been damaged by the fire or by the fire department. Although items such as kitchen cupboards may not appear to be damaged, everything must be wiped down and cleaned to remove soot and smoke residue. The cupboards may need to be removed to enable the replacement of the waterlogged drywall behind them.

While the damage may seem overwhelming at first, our SERVPRO team can develop a plan to remove all of the damaged material, save those items that can be recovered and cleaned, and begin the process of restoring your home to its original condition. We also offer full-service build back and reconstruction services, which reduces the total cost of recovery, and shortens project time as well. Our contractor license: General: 13VH06013000 covers all of the professional subcontractors needed to repair your home.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Mount Olive, Long Valley, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Your Best Guide to Randolph Water Damage Restoration

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

leaking dishwasher in kitchen Don't fret when leaks cause water damage in your home. Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 to take your emergency call.

Restoring Water Damaged Homes In Randolph

As the third-largest community in our county, Randolph enjoys the small-town feel with a healthy dose of big-city opportunity. Growth is steady, but that doesn’t mean the unexpected won’t cause homeowners a sudden headache.

Much of the water damage Randolph residents deal with comes from simple sources like a failing dishwasher or an old water heater tank that finally gives out. When it happens, SERVPRO is ready to meet every disaster with the latest equipment and some of the best-trained personnel in the industry.

As an example, one homeowner recently walked in her front door with her kids to find that their downstairs toilet began flooding sometime after heading out for school. Fortunately, the leak was from a cracked tank so the water was still clean and not backed up from the sewer.

Our SERVPRO response team immediately shut-off the water after arriving on-site and began removal procedures. Since the water was spread thin throughout the home, technicians went directly to water extractors to remove several hundred gallons from the floors and carpets.

Thanks to the adjustable temperature option on the two devices they used, team members were able to increase the evaporation rate without causing damage to the wood flooring, carpets, and linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. Unfortunately, the carpet pads had been underwater long enough to begin breaking down and required replacement.

As team members lifted carpets, other specialists examined the walls behind the baseboards. Most had just a little moisture, but the ones closest to the bathroom had absorbed a lot of water. To remove it, the specialists brought in air movers and directed warm, dry air over the surfaces to carefully force out the moisture. To draw it out of the home, they set up a box fan that pulled it from the hallway and out the front door.

For SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County, returning homes back to a dry, safe state is always our goal. For residents here or in Chester, Long Valley, and Mendham, call us at (973) 895-5000 today to find out more about what we can do for you. 

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Removing Water Damage from a Randolph Attic

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Hands holding home Your home is in good hands with SERVPRO. We are available day and night to assist you.

Call SERVPRO for Your Randolph Water Damage to Avoid Mold Growth

Attic water damage tends to sneak up on homeowners, especially if the attic is primarily used for storage. Without regular checking and fast mitigation, these spaces can become host to extensive structural damage and mold growth that can lead to costly repairs and replacements for your home. When disaster strikes, however, there is a team you can count on for fast mitigation. 

If you require water damage removal in your Randolph residence, SERVPRO technicians are only a phone call away from arriving at your home to restore it to a preloss condition that is clean and safe. The emphasis in SERVPRO's IICRC-based protocols is not just on structural cleanup, but also the maintenance and restoration of your property. If your home requires general contracting for further repairs, SERVPRO is licensed to offer these services (#13VH06013000).

SERVPRO's Commitment to Education

SERVPRO technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike receive in-depth, hands-on training and education in fire, water, and mold damage mitigation and remediation, as well as the restoration of various materials. Empirical measurements and a scientific approach to cleanup are crucial to the success of any home restoration, and technicians get extensive training to stay consistent with IICRC standards. 

SERVPRO also offers credit and non-credit courses for insurance and real estate professionals, including the following: 

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO's Science-Based Approach

One of the essential aspects of tackling any water damage situation is being able to measure the amount of moisture in several sources. Without knowing how much moisture is in saturated surfaces, in the air, or what the ideal humidity of each affected material is, it is impossible to implement a drying plan that fits the needs of your structure. 

For example, if wooden supports in your attic are affected by flooding, SERVPRO technicians can use moisture sensors and meters to determine drying goals for the wood. From there, centrifugal air movers can be placed every 10 to 16 linear feet to optimize drying without overwhelming dehumidifiers, which must capture and eliminate moisture pulled up by the air movers. As drying proceeds, polyethylene drying chambers can be erected to increase efficiency.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County supports the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (973) 895-5000 to have a team at your home within hours.

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Removing Commercial Water Damage from a Randolph Diner

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Sprinkler No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Sprinklers Lead To Water Damage After a Fire In Randolph Diner

Sprinklers are a must-have in any commercial facility, particularly in restaurants, where cooking fires can quickly get out of hand without fast action. Quick-response sprinklers can release plenty of water for putting out fires before they can expand, as much as 8 to 24 gallons of water per minute. However, after breathing a sigh of relief when a fire is put out, business owners and staff may be wondering how to adequately dry so much water before it can cause damage to the building. 

Whether your sprinklers have put out a recent fire or corrosion has caused parts to activate accidentally, SERVPRO technicians are prepared to remove commercial water damage from your Randolph eatery quickly. These IICRC-certified professionals use cutting-edge technologies, such as thermo hygrometers and infrared cameras, to evaluate the extent of damage and formulate a plan to remove it effectively. No matter when a disaster occurs in your business, SERVPRO is ready to respond to your call so you can get back to business as soon as possible.  

What Sets Off Sprinklers Besides Fires?

  • Overheating- If your sprinklers are located near heaters, skylights, or light sources can cause sprinklers to discharge accidentally. This is because sprinklers typically activate at temperatures above 155 to 165 degrees. Consider installing some high-temperature-rated sprinklers for heat-prone areas of your restaurant. 
  • Freezing- This can happen because sprinkler systems typically operate on a wet pipe system, and, when frozen, pressure from the ice can break fittings and open valve caps. After thawing, water can discharge. 
  • Corrosion- Whether the sprinklers are old or installed in environments prone to corrosion, this can weaken parts of the sprinkler and release water. Regular inspections and maintenance can prevent these types of sprinkler failures. 
  • Damage- Whether from installation or repairs, even small amounts of damage can affect the sprinkler's operating mechanism. Make sure to have a certified professional install and inspect your sprinklers to prevent mechanical damage. 

How SERVPRO Removes Water Damage

Even brief exposure to high amounts of moisture can weaken carpeting and pad as much as 50%. SERVPRO technicians can use rovers to suck moisture out of carpet and tent it to help it dry from underneath. Furniture and fixtures are thoroughly cleaned with EPA-registered antimicrobials. These pros also implement extraction wands to remove as much moisture as possible to ensure more effective drying with centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County helps businesses by making any disaster look, "Like it never even happened." You can call (973) 895-5000 for cleanup 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

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Our Experts Are Available 24/7 In Randolph After A Flood

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

A muddy floor in a home after a flood damage disaster We have the training, state-of-the-art equipment, and expertise to handle any flood damage in your home. Call us right away, we act fast.

Recovering After Flood Damage in Randolph

Floods can cause extensive damage to any home. When the floodwater recedes, it often leaves a trail of sludge and debris in its place. This can cause just as much or more damage to a structure that the actual water itself, if not dealt with right away.

You should address flood damage in your Randolph home systematically and quickly to ensure a safe, thorough cleanup and seamless restoration. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises that Category 3 water, such as floodwater can contain dangerous microbes that potentially carry illnesses. Technicians may need to remove affected content to an off-site cleaning facility where they receive specialized care and cleaning before returning them.

During the restoration, residents may need to leave the structure to ensure safety. SERVPRO water restoration professionals use personal protective gear while working in exposed areas. They extract excess moisture and water through the use of powerful extraction tools, including portable WAND extractors, self-propelled, or stationary. These tools use body weight to compress the carpet and pad, squeeze out excess water, and then remove the water through extraction equipment.

After removing flood damaged items from the home to an off-site cleaning facility, technicians may perform flood cuts to remove drywall twelve to eighteen inches several inches above the damage so that they can address moisture issues behind the wall by blowing warm, dry air into affected areas with high-velocity air movers and tubing if needed. Air movers work in conjunction with dehumidifiers that pull moisture from the room and exhaust warm, dry air. Our contracting team (General Contractor License: 13VH06013000) repairs the walls after they remove excess moisture and thoroughly dry the impacted area.

Technicians use EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectant for nonporous surfaces such as Sporicidin and Microban to control microbial contamination by spraying onto all contaminated materials and surfaces. Products must make physical contact with impacted areas for effectiveness. For this part of the restoration process, occupants should not breathe in the heavy-duty cleaning solutions.

For 24/7 cleanup help after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

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How Professionals Remove Fire Damage in Randolph

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

smoke damage on wall by stove Smoke and soot damage are hard to remove. Call us today to restore your fire damaged home.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Randolph Gets Results 

Homeowners often feel that they can take on fire damage restoration on their own if the house fire seems minuscule. However, even when there is very little charring, and it seems like the damage is minimal, there can be a lot of leftover soot and residue. SERVPRO wants you to know that even the slightest bit of leftover residue brings on lingering foul odors. 

When it comes to the fallout of fire damage in Randolph, working with the professionals ensures you get results fast. Trying to do it yourself with over the counter cleaning agents opens up the possibility for hidden moisture or pesky odors as a constant reminder of the fire. Any moisture left behind can cause costly damages and mold or mildew that multiplies. Once this happens, you and your family face with potential health hazards. 

SERVPRO technicians can help you address these common issues after a fire loss

Hidden Moisture 

Every household has a certain amount of mold spores that remain dormant unless germination takes place. Once you have materials soaked in water from extinguishing a fire, improper drying created a breeding ground for mold spores, which spread at a rapid rate in a short time. We have highly-trained fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO who come armed with specialized equipment to detect hidden moisture throughout the home. If there is water under the flooring or behind your walls, we find it and ensure everything is appropriately dried. After drying, the team applies anti-microbial solutions that help to inhibit further mold growth. 

Lingering Foul Odors 

Fire leaves behind soot particles that become airborne and may not be visible to the naked eye. Once this happens without proper cleaning practices, fouls odors are left behind. A SERVPRO team deployed to your home works using a multi-layer approach to remedy lingering foul odors left behind from smoke with the help of air scrubbers and thermal fogging technology. Should the situation call for it, we can also clean out the ductwork throughout your home to quell any residual smoke odors. 

When you have suffered fire damage, rest assured knowing that SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is here to help. Contact us at (973) 895-5000, and we can send out a team of trained technicians as soon as possible to get started with the restoration process. 

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Why Trust SERVPRO for Your Water Cleanup Needs in Randolph?

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO vehicle parked in a homes driveway. Your water clean up in Randolph can be tricky, let SERVPRO be there to face the facts.

Water damage to your Randolph home and what you could be facing.

Regardless of the cause of water damage, it is how you address it that makes all the difference. Whenever you are faced with water intrusion, be it big or small, calling SERVPRO helps you achieve the best results, fast. We have the expert technicians that you need and want on your side to help protect you from facing costly damages.

Whether you have an appliance that leaks or a pipe that bursts in your kitchen, water cleanup in Randolph must start as quickly as possible. The longer that you wait to remove standing water, the more damage sets in. The more moisture there is in your flooring, baseboards, carpeting, or walls, the bigger chance there is that mold and mildew grows.

SERVPRO springs into action once you call us for water restoration services. We come to your property and immediately start an assessment to help formulate the best course of action. We make sure that the water is turned off to prevent the onset of further damage, and we inspect the area to eliminate potential hazards and safety issues. 

Even if you think you are merely dealing with a puddle on your floor, you could be missing moisture that seeped into tiny crevices between your floorboards and down into the grout of your tile floor. Once we pull up all of the standing water, SERVPRO technicians use moisture detection devices that tell us what areas still require drying time. Industrial strength air movers are set up strategically to circulate the air, and professional-grade dehumidifiers help remove leftover moisture from the atmosphere. 

SERVPRO technicians are certified through the IIRC, which stands for Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. We use advanced techniques to address all water damage found within the home adequately. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and you can trust that we leave your property in pristine condition after we are done with the water cleanup and restoration plan. 

Are you worried about foul odors lingering through your home after a water loss? Once you hire our SERVPRO team, you can rest assured that we leave no stone unturned. Not only do we remove all moisture from the impacted area, but we also employ the use of high-quality disinfectants to clean the space thoroughly. This ensures your environment is clear of odors, and the air smells fresh and clean, just “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000, and we can send a team out to your property as quickly as possible to get started with water cleanup.

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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)

A room with fire and smoke damage, with an open cupboard. Mendham your fire damage will be serious let SERVPRO help.

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)

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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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We Help You Get Back To Business In Mendham After You Face Mold Damage

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

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One of the Biggest Mistakes Mendham Business Owners Make Against Commercial Mold Damage

One of the worst mistakes made in the treatment of commercial mold damage is the treating visible mold with DIY treatments such as spraying with vinegar or bleach. Mold requires professional mitigation.

When SERVPRO technicians remediate commercial mold damage in Mendham, they know that mold growth is a symptom of a more significant issue. Upon arrival at the business, the techs scope the property to discover the cause for the elevated moisture levels supporting the mold growth.

Cross-Contamination is a Concern

Until the addressing of the reasons for the mold infestation, reestablishment of mold colonies is a possibility. To inhibit the spread of spores, technicians put up barriers and contain the worksite.

Humidity Levels are Crucial in Halting Mold Growth

Mold cannot exist when ambient humidity levels are below 50%. SERVPRO technicians take air quality measurements before, during, and after the drying process to ensure standards maintained are below ideal conditions for spore germination and growth.

Controlled Demolition or Other Abatement?

There are different methods for the mold damage removal of dried mold colonies. Technicians choose the cleaning process dependant on the surface. Dried infestations sometimes require removal by hand with gentle scraping and using a hand vacuum. Other standard procedures include soda blasting, where a soda bicarbonate mixture works as a light abrasive to cleanly remove dried mold colonies.

Repairs and Reconstruction

SERVPRO carries a general contractor license #13VH06013000 and helps the business owner with any needed repairs or reconstruction. Sheetrock compromised by mold requires cutting away and removal, and there are often ventilation issues or unseen leaks requiring repair to stop the cycle of mold. After scoping the property to find the cause of the mold damage, technicians provide property owners with a list of needed repairs and any necessary reconstruction to restore the business to its pre-mold condition.

Proactive Treatments for Mold

After the completion of mold remediation efforts, technicians clean surfaces with antimicrobial solutions, and in cases where the removal of mold colonies occurred, those areas receive treatment with antimicrobial sealers to inhibit any regrowth.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 is ready to address and remediate commercial mold damage. Our technicians are available 24/7 to repair the damage done and make it, "Like it never even happened."

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Randolph Property Owners Know that SERVPRO Provides Solutions after Structural or Cosmetic Damages from Cleanup to Rebuild

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Restoration Services Can Consistently Exceed the Expectations of Randolph Homeowners

Property care and maintenance can help to prevent you from incurring expensive damages and keep your insurance premiums low. Occasionally you may run into a property issue that is difficult to prepare for which is why we set up SERVPRO here in Morris County. Our restoration services encompass mold, water, fire, and storm damages while our training covers even more than that. For homeowners in need of restoration services that could reduce the expense of your claim and help you handle the paperwork on your behalf, you can contact us twenty-four hours a day on our emergency line to arrange for a call out.

Mold

Microbial fungi, known as mold, has a habit of cropping up during wet or humid periods of the year. Any small malfunction in your insulation, attic spaces, ventilation, or crawlspaces can lead to microbial growth issue. Sometimes, these effects are immediately apparent, and you can carry out remediation yourself by cleaning away soiling and enlisting the help of a professional plumber. Other times, mold damage in your Randolph home may be extensive, which is when you should seek out professional restoration services.

Mold grows when spores settle on damp spots in your home. Mold itself, is present in dust and considered a natural part of the home environment. However, uncontrolled mold growth can cause problems for some because it creates musty odors and is unsightly to look at. Infestations naturally spread outward from the source of moisture and can contaminate porous materials that then must be disposed of professionally to ensure the issue does not return.

SERVPRO mold assessment and remediation technicians are capable of handling mold issues from start to finish. Using thermal imaging cameras, we can trace the source of moisture and shut it off. We may need to temporarily remove restrictions like tiles, floorboards, carpets, and drywall to allow our drying equipment to do its job before removing soiling from surfaces and materials. Unfortunately, some materials may not be salvageable, in which case, a SERVPRO technician can place them in sealed containment bags and carry them to a designated waste facility. Once the infestation is removed, we can replace materials and repaint surfaces to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Fire

When materials burn, they release several chemicals into the surrounding environment in the form of smoke. Some of these chemicals can be harmful; others can cause smoke residues and staining. Hot smoke seeks out cooler surfaces and clean air, which means an electrical fire in your living room can cause significant smoke damage to your staircases or passageways. We have technicians to help restore fire damage in your Randolph home using tried and tested restoration methods.

Once you have arranged a service with one of our customer service team, you can begin mitigating loss in your home by laying old sheets over floors, carpets, and staircases. When temperatures cool, soot deposits and ash begin to drop from ceilings, which can cause further damage to the surfaces below. You can vacuum these deposits once surfaces have been covered to help remove loose ash or soots to speed up restoration procedure. On arrival, SERVPRO technicians can take over the cleaning effort and begin restoration service procedure. The other option, and safer, is to simply wait until our crew arrives to begin the cleanup.

Walls and ceilings require professional attention because they are naturally cooler and therefore buildup thicker smoke and soot deposits. Your SERVPRO technician has to consider which cleaning techniques and chemicals can be applied without causing further damage to the paintwork of your Randolph home or the unnecessary spreading of soils. Once the removal of soiling is complete, we can dry the property, deodorize it using fogging equipment then set to work refinishing, and repainting areas of damage until your Durham home is restored to its pre-incident condition.

Storm

Large loss recovery teams are designed to handle restoration services for a severely damaged property from start to finish. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer severe storm damage in your Randolph home and have been temporarily relocated, you can trust us to restore start to finish on your behalf.

In large loss scenarios, it is not uncommon for your Randolph property to become extensively damaged. Windows may be blown in along with doors and other areas of structural weakness in the home. Overnight, heavy rainfall may enter the property, causing waterlogging as well as water damages to possessions. The longer these items are exposed, the greater the likelihood of permanent issues, which is why SERVPRO offer pack-out services and storage facilities for Randolph homeowners that have become displaced by a storm event.

Pack out restoration services involve removing contents from your home for safe storage while the repair is carried out on your home. SERVPRO technicians can inventory your belongings and arrange for professional movers or us to transport them to our climate-controlled warehouses. Without possessions, the structure of your home can be dried efficiently, secured, and prepared by our general contractors (General Contractor License #: 13VH06013000) to arrive and conduct remodeling, rebuilding, and repair on your home.

Water

Water leaks do not have to be severe to cause water damage in your Randolph home. A slow leak can be just as harmful over time and, in some cases, more harmful, as they are frequently spotted by homeowners at a late stage. Issues with sealants or plumbing can often linger out of view in your property slowly weakening materials and discoloring areas of the home. Once you spot the signs of an internal leak, which may be an odor or visible signs, you should contact professional restoration services immediately to prevent further losses.

SERVPRO technicians are available throughout Randolph and have the ability to conduct restoration services on-time using a combination of experience and equipment. We can temporarily remove floorboards, drywall, and other physical barriers to get to the source of your water issue. In situations where temporary removal or demolition may be time-consuming, our team can use a full inventory of moisture sensors, meters, hygrometers, and thermal imaging cameras to find water without performing demolitions.

Wall cavities in your Randolph home can be notoriously hard to remove inner residual moisture. To tackle this issue, a SERVPRO technician can deploy structural cavity drying equipment to get the job done. We start by removing the baseboard at the bottom of the wall and drilling small holes four inches apart. These weep holes allow us to insert injector nozzles along the baseline of your wall. By switching on the injectidry system, we can then circulate hot air directly into the wall cavity without having to remove the wall itself, resulting in a full restoration of your water damage issue.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County have decades of experience delivering restoration services that consistently exceed your expectations. Reach out to us today at (973) 895-5000.

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Factors that Can Affect the Restoration Process of Your Flood Damaged Mendham Home

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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We will always go the distance for your Mendham water damage.

Many Mendham residents have experienced the effects of flooding over the years. These events highlight the importance of seeking help from experts with specific knowledge and experience in flood damage remediation. Getting the process of flood damage recovery wrong can cause your home to develop serious moisture problems in the months to come, and this can add distress if you need to vacate your residence for a second time.

Restoring your flood damaged Mendham home quickly can reduce potential future problems and allow you to occupy the home sooner. After a flooding incident, you should do a few things to ensure that your home is safe for you and your family to occupy. They include:

  •       Checking if some insects and rodents could have come in with floodwaters.
  •       Looking for ruined gas and power lines, exterior damage, and foundation cracks.
  •       Looking for shifted stairs, broken pilings, and slanted walls or floors.
  •       Turning off power and water lines.
  •       Checking for cabinets and other items that could fall over.
  •       Checking if the running water is safe to use for cleaning or drinking.

Once you check these issues, you can document the flood damage by taking photos or videos to prevent disputes with your insurance firm over the problems that have been repaired. You can then call SERVPRO franchise professionals to assist you with cleaning up your home. We can assess the destruction and provide you with our remediation plan and estimate.

One factor that can affect the restoration process of your home is the nature of the flood. The existence of biological or chemical contaminants, sewage effluent, sand, silt, and soil in the floodwater dictates the way we manage the recovery process. If there is solid waste, soil, and debris on the floor, our technicians can use rakes and shovels to remove them. This helps expose structural surfaces for further evaluation and inspection.

Floodwater and the debris it carries can exert extreme pressure on the structure of a building. Therefore, we consider the height the water reached and its rate of flow inside and around a home. We also consider the construction of a building because water affects different materials in various ways. Brick and concrete are resistant to water damage, while wood can be resistant to short-term dampness. However, wood decays if it stays wet from a lengthy period. Dense materials usually absorb little water but dry gradually, while porous materials can absorb large amounts of water, but dry faster.

We perform a thorough investigation after removing the standing water to establish a base level from which to monitor the drying process. Our crew uses several devices to monitor moisture levels, including thermal imaging cameras, moisture sensors, and moisture meters. Our SERVPRO crew speeds up the drying process using heat, ventilation, and dehumidification.

When in need of flood damage restoration services in Randolph, Mendham Boro or Chester, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County. We are locally operated and available around the clock for help. Our helpline is (973) 895-5000.

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Our Experts Will Save Your Fire Damaged Home In Mendham

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Home after a horrible fire Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County has the experience and fast response to handle any size emergency.

Controlled Demo And Reconstruction After Fires In Mendham Houses

Most homeowners have insurance that can cover the often substantial expenses of recovery and repair to Mendham houses after a fire loss incident. With the speed that these emergencies can get out of control, many property owners lack the experience or equipment to address the widespread effects to return a home to preloss condition. What many people do not realize, is that while the bulk of the cost of this restoration might get covered by their insurance provider, it is still ideal to locate a team with both experience and a mindset to stay within budgetary limitations.

From the time that fire damage in Mendham home begins, you should already know that you have out-of-pocket expenses to get your insurance company involved. Deductibles are a common staple to home insurance plans, and they require you to pay a specific amount before the insurance company is willing to cover the rest of the current expenses. This amount varies depending on your provider and circumstances. When substantial structural damage and other effects threaten your property, however, you need work to begin as promptly as possible.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that by paying their deductible, they have free reign to get all of the work necessary done to their house at no additional costs. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Our SERVPRO team works directly with your adjusters to determine what work is covered by your policy and what is not. We work with our customer as well to relay this information in a way they can understand and develop a plan that suits their needs.

As a comprehensive provider of full-service recovery solutions, our SERVPRO team can help your home through every phase of the restoration, including mitigation and reconstruction. Our efficient approach with controlled demolition and experienced construction professionals ensures that we can keep renovation costs as low as possible. The lower the cost of the work we perform, the less our customers take a hit on their insurance premiums moving forward.

By working with your insurance provider, we can find the ideal solutions for your property after a fire. We focus most on getting your family back into your house as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County has the experience and fast response to handle any size emergency. Give us a call anytime at (973) 895-5000.

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Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration for Your Damaged Randolph Home

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause terrible odors and mold damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Hydroxyl Generating Machines Help Complete Water Damage Restoration Work in Randolph by Eliminating Odors

After our building services crew (working under General Contractor License # 13VH06013000) repairs a leak in your plumbing and our restoration team gets your home dried out and back to normal, you might notice new and unpleasant odors inside your Randolph home. Many residents assume we use an ozone generator for such situations, but we have an option that provides numerous benefits we cannot get with ozone.

Attacking the odors affecting your property in Randolph after finishing water damage mitigation and restoration becomes more effective with a hydroxyl generator. Part of the reason we choose to turn on our hydroxyl generators is that ozone can cause additional damage in many homes. Living things cannot survive in an environment flooded with high concentrations of ozone. Even fish in an aquarium can die if their tank's aeration system carries ozone into their container. Plants can also die when ozone competes for the carbon dioxide in the air.

Many other items can sustain damage from exposure to ozone. Items made out of rubber, many types of glue, and other substances might need additional restorative work if we were to use ozone. Instead of risking the condition of your home, we instead use a hydroxyl generator to perform deodorization.

Hydroxyl generators separate water vapor molecules (H2O) into single atoms of hydrogen and hydroxyl radicals (*OH). Once in the air, these actively break substances down into harmless pieces that cannot produce odor. Because we can run our machinery even while we continue working, the extra amount of time that it takes for adequate treatment of odors does not affect our schedule.

Because odors have been attacked from the start, the deodorization process ends up being more effective in the long run. This increased effectiveness occurs because hydroxyl radicals have had the opportunity to eat away at odor-causing molecules inside walls, under floated carpets, and other locations where odors come from before we finish mitigating water damage and restore these places.

When odor-causing substances remain after water damage mitigation, days of higher humidity can let these odors return. Using our hydroxyl generators instead of ozone machines prevents this from bothering your family in the future while protecting your belongings from the harm ozone can cause.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County also covers Mendham, Chester, their Boros, and Long Valley. Call us at (973) 895-5000 for effective odor control measures that destroy smells caused by water damage, fire, smoke, and other disasters. We can help you make your home a safe and comfortable place again.

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Does Water Damage in Your Randolph Home Leave You at Risk for Mold or Foul Odors?

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is ready to Help with all your water damage restoration needs.

How SERVPRO Can Help Reduce Secondary Damages in Your Randolph Home

In a home, you are most likely to experience water damage in the kitchen or bathroom. However, plumbing issues and accidents have the potential to occur in nearly every location in the house.

When SERVPRO performs water damage cleanup in Randolph homes, we pay special attention to the water extraction phase as this lessens drying time. We have some of the most advanced technology in the restoration services industry to ensure property owners have the best chance for limiting loss to their homes and possessions. Our portable pumps enable our certified Water Restoration Technicians to move quickly and change attachments to effectively remove water out of carpet and padding and also upholstery. 

Why SERVPRO? 

Inadequate water damage cleanup leads to secondary issues that have the potential to incur additional costs for remediation of mold infestations and odor removal. We have advanced moisture detection and specialized water extraction equipment to ensure the cleanup goes as expected the first time. 

Critical elements for avoiding mold and foul odors in the home are:

  • Indoor humidity lowered below 45% to inhibit mold growth
  • Using moisture detection equipment to ensure no areas of excessive moisture remain after drying
  • Using odor control applications if any water odors remain after attaining drying goals
  • Use of professional quality antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners on water-affected surfaces

Sometimes actions such as damaged sheetrock removal, tile lifting, and weep holes drilled for airflow occur after a water loss. If there are repairs needed to restore the home to its preloss condition, we have a General Contractor License #13VH06013000. This lets us offer homeowners a single source for both the restoration services as well as any needed reconstruction. 

Water damage needs fast action to minimize loss. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000, and we arrive on-site within an hour to turn around water loss in your property and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Do You Know the Risks Water Damage Creates in Your Randolph Office?

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Remediating water damage also includes knowing potential secondary damages and risks to your employees.

Hidden Problems to Address after Commercial Water Damage at Your Randolph Office

A water spill at your office may not pose any immediate health threat or other risks to your employees. However, the disruptions such incidents cause lead to untold inconveniences. Stopping the water source and cleaning up the premises fast should help restore normalcy. It also helps eliminate risks from slip and fall accidents, mainly if you have tiled floors or other materials that tend to be slippery when wet. 

Restoring normal operations after commercial water damage to your Randolph office should be your highest priority.  Also, paying attention to other aspects of the loss can help prevent future problems. The pooling water can cause a wide range of issues to the floor materials costing you significant amounts in repair budgets and causing further downtime in the future. Water can cause glued down carpets to loosen. It can also penetrate beneath tiles reaching subfloors where it can lead to rotting and other problems. Our SERVPRO crews use advanced equipment such as FLIR thermal cameras to check the actual level of water migration in your office. 

Spilled water continues to harm your property if left to sit over extended periods. Working fast to extract it and dry the property can prevent such complications. For instance, it is possible to prevent wicking water from damaging walls necessitating flood cuts. It is also possible to salvage the vinyl cove molding and other materials reducing costs. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on high capacity equipment to fast track the process. Among the equipment we bring to a loss site, include:

Multi-stage Vacuum Water Extractors

Sub-surface Water Claws

High Volume Extractor Rovers

Wet Vacs

Truck-mounted Pumps 

Water spills can create conditions that might damage the electronic equipment you have in your office. Any direct spills can lead to rust, which can make them inoperable. Humidity levels can also cause problems if they are too high. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermo-hygrometers to check humidity levels in your office, determining whether there is a need to take intervention steps. We also ensure that electronic items do not become cold to the dew point to prevent rust.

A simple water spill can have severe implications for your operations. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 to help address any issues that develop. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Flood Damage Technicians Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Your Randolph Garage

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

To get the right solution for any challenge after flooding in your home, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to assist.

Dealing With The Unique Challenges Of Flood Damage In Your Randolph Garage

Flooding that primarily affects the garage area might not seem like a major threat, especially if you do not have many items or junk stored in the area. With most garage floors made of a concrete slab, thorough cleaning and extraction of standing water might seem like the only steps necessary to restore normalcy. However, since concrete readily absorbs water, there is a need to do more to avoid the problems a saturated floor would pose. Our professional flood damage mitigation services help deal with those unique challenges.

The garage being a vast open space means that significant amounts of water accumulate quickly. Such water can lead to various types of flood damage in your Randolph home, including fueling mold infestation all over your property. Since immediate extraction might not be possible when water outside the structure is yet to recede, one step to reduce damage is removing as many dry items from the garage as possible. Our SERVPRO technicians help move items to a dry section of your home or an offsite storage facility.

Extracting the water from the floor may require advanced equipment that can lift thousands of gallons within a short while. Cleaning the heavy soiling left by floodwaters might also require advanced equipment to ensure the area attains sanitary levels. Our SERVPRO teams rely on sophisticated equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors to expedite water removal. We also have pressure washers that help remove mud, silt, and other soils left by the floodwaters.

A saturated floor can keep causing opportunistic problems after dealing with the initial loss. The fact that garages have limited ventilation further compounds the situation. Completing specific drying steps can help fix the problem. Our SERVPRO technicians first scope the area using moisture detection equipment to establish the degree of saturation. We then set a drying goal, which determines the number of air movers and dehumidifiers necessary to eliminate all the moisture “Like it never even happened.”

To get the right solution for any challenge after flooding in your Mendham, Mendham Boro or Chester home, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to assist. You can reach us any time at (973) 895-5000.

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Professional Trade Secrets for Restoring Fire Damaged Homes in Randolph

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County.we have the know-how to remove all traces of fire damage to your home.

Aspects that Help Remove all traces of Fire damage in Randolph

A fire incident can leave a permanent mark in your life both from the financial losses incurred and the physical alterations in your home. Just like insurance covers help you overcome the financial loss, professional restoration services can help restore your property to its preloss state. We work closely with Randolph homeowners and their insurance adjusters to ensure a positive outcome.  

Fire loss incidents differ, so proper evaluation is necessary after fire damage in your Randolph property to determine the best steps to take. In many incidents, a considerable percentage of the problems are caused by residue deposits, unless the flames entirely consume the property. It is possible to remove most deposits left by the fire through cleaning but requires a proper understanding of what transpired during the incident. Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians certification, FSRT, means our SERVPRO crews can evaluate the outcome of fire and determine the forces at play during the actual fire, therefore, creating an effective response plan.  

To restore the fire damaged property to its preloss state through cleanup, proper understanding of several factors is crucial because they affect the ability to clean items. The main ones include the type of materials burnt, airflow patterns in the building, the types of smoke residues left, and the amount of oxygen, heat, and moisture present in the fire. If the fire burns more synthetic materials that natural ones, the resulting residues are harder to clean. Hotter fires lead to residue impingement because they open up pores on materials complicating the cleaning process. Our SERVPRO technicians respond to these issues in different ways, including using professional cleaning agents to dissolve residues, applying heat and mechanical agitation, among other steps. The sophisticated equipment in our green trucks to facilitate these processes includes:  

Portable heaters

Pressure washers

Multi-surface scrubbers

Hydroxyl Generators  

Unlike most of the other visible problems, bad odor is invisible, but it can make your home uninhabitable. Odor particles penetrate deep into materials making it hard to eliminate them. Our SERVPRO technicians take different approaches to deodorize property. Using ULV foggers, we can deliver deodorizing agents which pair with odor particles, neutralizing them. We also use state of the art odor control equipment such as hydroxyl generators and ozone generators.  

It is possible to eliminate the painful memories of fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Mendham Home After A Water Damage Disaster

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

We responded quickly, which limits further damage and prevents mold growth.We used our specialized cleaning techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.

Are Carpets and Area Rugs Automatically a Loss from Water Damage?

Since a water spill follows the path of least resistance, water damage tends to hit flooring the hardest, particularly porous items such as carpet and padding. The big question from homeowners is if the carpeting is restorable, and some factors affect the outcome.

Whether or not water damage in Mendham is to the carpeting or area rugs the loss depends first and foremost on the type of water spill. Clean water results from plumbing failures and is the most restorable type. We can often restore carpet soaked by gray water events such as an overflow from a sudsy washing machine. If the property owners requests, we do remove carpeting. However, carpet exposed to black water which comes from sources such as groundwater or sewer backups cannot be mitigated and poses health and safety issues. If property owners wait more than 48 hours to begin cleanup efforts on clean water in a home, we handle it as black water due to the potential for contaminants.

Other factors that determine the restorability of carpeting is how quickly the extraction efforts began. We used different types of equipment such as our portable pumps with weighted extractors to push the water out of carpeting, or our Rover ride-on wet vacs that use the weight of the SERVPRO technician to push water up and out of carpet and padding.

Our technicians hold specific certifications in restoration sciences as taught by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and they possess specialized training for drying carpet in place. A common technique called "floating" is often used. In this application, we loosen the carpeting on one side, and air movers are positioned to drive air throughout the underside of the carpet and over the padding. This method causes embedded moisture to rise and speeds drying times. In some cases, we uninstall carpeting for drying outside of the property. Once the carpet attains drying goals confirmed through moisture readings, we perform any needed odor control to ensure the home retains no odors from the water.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County works to mitigate water damage in properties and limit loss through our restoration techniques. Call us at (973) 895-5000, and our technicians can make it "Like it never even happened."

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Why We Are The Leader In Mendham Flood Damage Restoration

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our professionals restored this home from significant water damage. We responded quickly, which limited further damage, call us right away.

Why SERVPRO Is the Solution for Managing Mendham Flood Damage

Torrential rains and accompanying high winds can expose your Mendham home to the risk of flooding. Roofs, windows, and siding take a beating during increasingly more common extreme weather events. The harm done needs a fast and efficient response, which is why hiring our team of highly-qualified flooding remediation technicians is a prudent decision. Rely on our training, experience, and state-of-the-art equipment to return your damaged home to “Like it never even happened” condition.

Flood damage in your Mendham home following severe weather conditions requires professional assistance. Our team arrives with some expectations about the tasks needed, but we also assess the circumstances of your particular flooding loss carefully. The crew leader develops a plan based on your scenario, and crew members immediately begin its implementation. Our employees are trained in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices in all tasks needed from securing exterior damage to flood mitigation to applied structural drying. Effective cleaning and disinfection are also skills we apply. The full range of flood remediation services we offer is why our team delivers successful flood damage abatement.

Once tarping and boarding up limits further exposure to the elements, our team begins water removal. Flooding deeper than two inches pumps out, and then we use wanded extractors to eliminate the residual. The faster flood waters evacuate, the better the outcome which is why SERVPRO avoids delay by stocking the needed equipment on each service vehicle. We follow local rules as we contain and dispose of the water.

The availability of alternative power sources is another reason why SERVPRO is a reliable partner in flood damage mitigation. Stormy weather often knocks out the electricity as trees fall on lines or lightning strikes transformers. Our submersible pumps use gas or are connected to portable generators as are our truck mounted water extractors.

Thorough moisture removal is crucial to your home’s structural integrity and is why SERVPRO technicians use a range of thermal imaging and moisture monitoring equipment to ensure no hidden caches of water remain trapped. Controlled demolition such as flood cuts gives our team access to pockets of water and permits better airflow as we complete drying.

The answer to why SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County should be your first call after flood damage is the difference our trained technicians and high-efficiency equipment make. Call 24/7 for our professional services at (973) 895-5000.

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Is Water Damage Premiering at Your Randolph Theater?

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help keep your business open for business during water loss incidents.

Preparing for the Worst Is Your Best Chance for Successful Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Randolph 

Businesses that experience water loss risk without a plan run a 50-50 chance that the disaster closes their doors forever. Customers have pressures and deadlines, unable to wait for you to get your operations back up and running smoothly. Take the time before a water disaster strikes to work with our highly-qualified team on a practical plan to anticipate the issues your company might have when water intrudes and solve them. 

Commercial water damage affects your Randolph business in many ways. The structural components of your retail space, restaurant, offices, warehouse, or movie theaters need rapid water removal and drying. Contents such as inventory, equipment, documents, furnishings, and more can take a hard hit if saturated with water, and losing a substantial number of these vital parts of your day to day operations, primarily if they represent the goods and services you provide, can be the death knell to your profitability in the short and long term. 

Welcome one of SERVPRO’s expert project managers onto your property for an assessment far in advance of any water crisis. We view your physical layout with a sharp eye, recognizing strengths and vulnerabilities based on research and training gained from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and many years of experience in the industry. Our manager documents a blueprint of your property and talks with you about how your daily business proceeds when everything is up and working. We note utility shut-offs and the location of equipment and storage. 

After SERVPRO inspects your property, expect helpful recommendations intended to minimize loss if water damage occurs. Examples might include different choices for stock, inventory, and document storage and moving or raising equipment above the floor or to another space less likely to flood. We count on you to follow through with more details using our mobile app. 

Taken together, the assessment and app-entered data become your personalized SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). Our collaboration results in a concise digital plan accessible by both customer and our work crews in the palm of a hand holding a mobile device, smoothing the way for a fast recovery and return to “Like it never even happened.” 

Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County today to set up an ERP, the best way to keep your business thriving and your customer base happy. Our number is (973) 895-5000, answered 24/7.

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We Have A Rapid Response Time To Randolph Flood Damage

5/27/2019 (Permalink)

Pictured is a large desiccant dehumidifier which is used to help clean up flood damage in large buildings. We are prepared for large and small jobs.

Flood Damage in Randolph is Becoming an Increased Threat and Affected Homes Need Qualified Professionals

Because warmer temperatures make the snow resting on nearby mountains melt rapidly, streams and creeks near neighborhoods in Randolph quickly fill to the brim. Continued runoff causes flooded areas to grow larger, and homes in such areas soon end up partially submerged.


SERVPRO ensures that local residents experience a fast response to situations involving flood damage to their Randolph property. We hire people who show dedication to our community and the well being of its residents and then provide them with extensive training. Part of this includes on the job experiences with more knowledgeable restoration experts who point out the variations that play essential roles between different jobs.


Part of restoring homes and businesses requires physical labor, but a significant portion also depends heavily on science and the use of technology. Because of this, our employees also gain certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This aspect of their training ensures that our customers receive the results they need to help their families recover from disasters like flood damage.


Clearing the sediments deposited all over floors and pushed into cabinets and closets requires buckets and shovels. This preliminary work gets your home ready for drying out and future restoration. IICRC training stresses the importance of following the steps in mitigation so we can provide our customers with the results they deserve.


Wooden frames and flooring can twist and warp when either too dry or overly damp conditions exist. Our moisture detection equipment helps us achieve optimal conditions at rates that prevent any other damage from occurring. Drying equipment creates airflow currents that pull moisture out of wet materials and then push that water vapor toward dehumidifiers or open windows. Installing new elements in a damp environment sets the stage for mold and other related deterioration to happen in the near future.


SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County's flood damage specialists are always ready to help with mitigation and restoration of homes in Mendham Boro, Mount Olive, and Roxbury. Contact us at (973) 895-5000 to have IICRC-certified specialists make your home livable again.

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SERVPRO Offers Off-Site Cleaning and Storage to Facilitate Fire Damage Mitigation for Randolph Residents

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Attention Randolph Residents--Don't Let Your Personal Memories Melt Away! Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Preserve Time, Money, and Memories with a Fire Damage Pack-Out in Randolph

When a fire roars through your Randolph home, the aftermath can feel brutal. Although modern fire residue cleanup techniques, products, and equipment can transform a wet, blackened, and smelly structural mess back to preloss condition, your home is much more than floors, walls, and ceilings. The contents of your house -- furnishings, decor, books, pictures, documents, clothing, linens, electronics, toys, and more are also vulnerable to the effects of the fire. Consider moving these household goods and personal possessions out during restoration.

Fire damage in Randolph usually includes significant water loss related to firefighting efforts. Although the structure of your house needs fast water removal even before soot and odor cleanup, the contents of your home also suffer from the one-two punch of water and soot. Packing out movable objects helps you achieve successful remediation in two ways. First, clearing the structure permits more rapid water removal, soot and other residue cleanups, and deodorization. Second, moving articles to our production facility allows careful evaluation of the condition and restoration potential of your everyday objects, heirlooms, and treasures.

SERVPRO employs a Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) to track each article transported to our facility. Lists, digital photos, and barcoding provide a detailed inventory to ensure we account for all items through the cleaning, drying, and restoration process. The documentation provides evidence to support claims made with your insurance company.

Our production technician team follows the guides of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) as do our other employees, mastering the restoration industry's best practices in specialties related to building contents. SERVPRO offers freeze-drying techniques for wet papers and pictures, controlled heat, air movement, and dehumidification for furniture and electronics post-soot removal, and industrial washing machines (Esporta piston-driven) for soft items.
Ultrasonic and immersion tubs dislodge soot and corrosion from window blinds and intricately detailed household goods.

SERVPRO’s talent production team employs many other strategies to bring back to function and appearance rooms and fire-damaged items. Our focus is to restore, saving you time and money, as well as preserving memories particularly precious possessions after the shock of a household fire.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County commits to restoring not just a building, but your home after a fire does its damage, "Like it never even happened." Call (973) 895-5000 just as soon as the fire department releases your property for assessment and restoration.

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Are You a Randolph Property Owner with a Water Loss? Try Calling SERVPRO for Remediation

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO Fast to Prevent Major Water Damage to Your Randolph's Home Carpeting

Why Water Damage Cleanup Should Be Handled Professionally in Randolph Homes

It is interesting, a large number of water damage calls we get for this area of New Jersey, are not whole house floods. However, what happens in one area of the home, can affect the entire property. Musty odors left by improperly addressed water saturation in both structure and contents are just one example.

The timeline for mitigating water damage in a Randolph property starts ticking as soon as there is an interior water spill. Common reasons for this occurrence are water supply line failures, an appliance such as a washing machine or dishwasher malfunctioning, and sometimes it is human error such as forgetting a faucet is on and overflowing a sink or bathtub.

During the first hour, water can continue to spread through carpet and padding as well as be absorbed into flooring, walls, and upholstered furnishings. The finish on wood furnishings has the potential to bleed onto carpeting, causing permanent staining. Drywall does not fare well when exposed to water as it wicks it quickly and the gypsum then begins to break down.

The potential for saving delicate possessions such as books or important papers is particularly in your favor if you begin water cleanup efforts within 24-hours of a water loss event. SERVPRO has access to the same equipment as the Library of Congress for the preservation and restoration of damaged books or important papers. There are several methods for drying paper-made possessions; often they are frozen until the best method for restoring the item is determined.

SERVPRO technicians are trained in the deftness of remediation and know that the first course of action is to extract as much water as possible. We have portable pumps as well as standing water removal machines called Rovers. The highly maneuverable rovers use the weight of the technicians to force water out of surfaces where it is quickly extracted. This machine is especially beneficial for use on carpeting and results in lowered drying times. Lingering, musty odors from the water are most often neutralized when the premises is completely dry.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County stands ready to assist property owners with water damage cleanup and restoration. Get started by calling (973) 895-5000 and our emergency response teams arrive within hours because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Splish, Splash, Taking Baths May Cause Water Damage in Homes

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let a splash of bath water create a bigger problem for your Randolph home.

Professional Water Removal in a Randolph Home

Bathtime with the little ones can often prove to be an adventure. When you have small children that decide to overflow the bathtub and cover your bathroom tile and hallway carpet with water, the prospect of water removal can be overwhelming to consider between all of the other obligations of daily life.

If your little ones have a little too much fun during bath time and you need water removal in your Randolph home, SERVPRO professionals are here to help. Our team is outfitted with the latest in water detection, extraction, and drying equipment to mitigate damage to your home. Infrared cameras can be used to measure moisture levels behind walls and other structures, and we use scientific drying principles for fast and reliable methods of eliminating moisture in your home. OSHA-approved cleaners and EPA-registered biocides can be used to disinfect surfaces on your property and prevent bacterial growth after a home has suffered water damage.

After you call one of our SERVPRO representatives, we can have a team out to you within hours to assess the damage to your flooring and subflooring. Moisture sensors and meters can be used to examine moisture levels in your carpet and on your bathroom floor. From there, we can prepare your flooring for drying. The carpeting may be pulled up so drying can better affect both the carpet surface as well as the padding underneath.

Drying floors, whether tile or carpet, is crucial to preserving both the surface and the subflooring that is supporting it. If left unchecked, water can seep into the wooden framework of your home and become a haven for mold and structural damage. Our team uses air movers and dehumidifiers to extract moisture from surfaces and replace it with warm, dry air, so any damage is dried quickly and efficiently.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County strives to leave every residential water damage disaster restored to its pre-damage condition, or as we like to say: "Like it never even happened." If you need our services to clean up your disaster, give us a call today at (973) 895-5000.

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Can Aging Plumbing Fixtures Lead to Water Damage in Randolph?

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is available 24/7 to restore your water damaged business.

Failed Plumbing Can Leave Your Clothing Boutique in Urgent Need of Water Removal Services

The plumbing inside of an older building can be finicky and temperamental, but this characteristic can also leave your business in urgent need of water removal services. Having a leaking toilet can not only cause water damage inside of your clothing boutique, but it can also lead to a significant volume of water building up in the bathroom. Unfortunately, solving the problem is not as simple as putting towels down to absorb the water.  

In times like these, your clothing boutique can find itself in critical need of local Randolph-based water removal services. From the first moment that you discover the excess water, every second onward is vital. Swiftly calling a professional cleanup and restoration company can mean the difference between needing only water removal services and needing water damage remediation services. Furthermore, calling as soon as possible can help ensure that the problem is solved as soon as possible and, therefore, cannot negatively impact your business for any longer than it has to.  

When you call SERVPRO, our IICRC-certified technicians always make an effort to arrive at your store as quickly as possible. We understand that your time is valuable and every second your business has to be closed is a second of lost opportunity. SERVPRO always aims to work effectively, and swiftly, so you can get back to your daily business "Like it never even happened."  

When our SERVPRO techs arrive at your boutique, we can immediately investigate and then bring our advanced equipment to the pooling water. We can use wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the excess water as swiftly as possible. Once we manage to get all of the standing water removed, our technicians can use thermal imaging technology and moisture meters to check if your store also needs drying equipment brought to the damage. Should it need further drying, our techs can immediately see to it, so no further damage occurs inside of your store.  

When your store faces water, fire, flood, or mold-based damages, never hesitate. Give SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County a call by dialing (973) 895-5000. Night or day, we can keep the damage at bay.

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Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Randolph Home

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

We have the necessary equipment and training to handle all your flood damage restoration needs. We are available 24/7 so call right away.

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 what was a snug and comfortable dwelling it is a devastating feeling. Fast action is necessary because water itself is very destructive, and flood water mixed with debris including mud, field and landscaping chemicals, sewage, dead animals, and more is catastrophic in its effects.

When flood damage sweeps contaminated water from the neighboring area 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 then 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. We take particular care when dealing with flood waters, 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 be sure that the warmed, dry air pulls moisture from cavities we might make flood cuts near the floor line 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.

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

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

When fire damage affects your home, consider restoration rather than replacement. Contact SERVPRO to understand your options.

How Thorough Cleanup Helps After Fire Damage in Randolph

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 bad odors, staining, corrosion and other forms of deterioration on surfaces.

Cleaning up property after fire damage in Randolph takes several steps including cleaning up contents and removing of 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.

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 with tar and nicotine. Among the methods we rely on include peroxid-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 deal with the effects of fire damage effectively, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to help you clean up. You can reach us at (973) 895-5000 any time.

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Protect Your Home From Plumbing Issues On Vacation

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded basement caused by broken pipe.

You’ve probably been saving up for this trip for a while, so why end a great vacation by coming home to water damage? While you’re enjoying the beach with your family, a small leak can turn into a more serious problem.

Make sure to safeguard your home against plumbing disasters by checking out the following tips

Check the Flapper Valve

The flapper valve is a simple mechanism in your toilet tank that allows it to refill after every flush. However, sometimes flapper valves can get hung up, causing them to not form a proper seal or close at all. When this happens, the water will continuously run in vain to fill up the tank. When you’re at home, you can easily hear the water running and quickly remedy the problem. However, if you’re not in your home, the water will continue to run, driving up your water bill.

Shut Off the Main Water Supply

If you are going on vacation for several weeks, it may give you extra peace of mind to shut off the main water supply. This will ensure that no leaks will happen while you’re away, preventing that scenario in your head where you come home to find significant water damage. Even if you aren’t going on vacation in the foreseeable future, it’s still a good idea to familiarize yourself with where your main water supply shut off is and how to use it. That way, during an emergency, you will be able to easily locate the main water supply and shut it off.

Shut Off Hot Water Heater

If you shut off the main water supply, make sure you also shut off the hot water heater. If you leave your hot water heater on without proper water supply, it will still continue to heat, potentially causing damage. Hot water heaters are used to heat water for showers, baths, and cleaning dishes and clothes. However, if no one is staying in your home during your absence, there’s no need to keep this system running.

Have Someone Check In

No doubt, you have a checklist of things to get done before heading for the airport. For example, when people leave for extended vacations, it’s common to have a friend or family member stop by the house to make sure the mail doesn’t pile up or to water the plants. However, make sure your designated person also checks the house for plumbing issues. A quick walk through the house should suffice to catch any leaking pipes before they become a larger problem. This strategy can save you from extensive water damage after a relaxing vacation.

Tips for Homeowners

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold found behind paneling in a basement in Randolph.

A pipe break caused this basement to flood. SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County was called in to remediate the water damage but excessive mold was found behind the paneling. Here are some tips that can help avoid mold issues in your home. 

MOLD PREVENTION TIPS

  • Be sure your home has enough ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after flooding.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly. Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.

Tips for Homeowners

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Some tips for Fall home maintenance.

Before the weather grows colder it’s important to prepare for the winter months to prevent damage. Below are the fall preventative home maintenance steps.

Gutters and Downspouts

  •  Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent build up of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot and water damage.
  • Be sure water is not coming down behind gutters and that all support brackets are securely in place.

    Plumbing

  • To prevent pipes freezing and bursting, ensure that the pipes are well insulated.
  • Know how to locate and turn off the water shut-off valve in case pipes do freeze.

Chimney and Fireplace

  • Call a professional in to inspect and clean your chimney. Fireplaces that are regularly used during the season should have an annual cleaning to prevent dangerous chimney fires.
  • Test your fireplace flue for a tight seal when closed.

Attic ventilation

  • Be sure attic insulation doesn’t cover vents in the eaves to prevent winter ice dams on the roof.
  • Be sure ridge vents and vents at eaves are free of plants and debris.
  • Check bird and rodent screens for attic vents to prevent any unwanted guests.

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