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How Can I Protect My Randolph Business from Potential Water Leaks?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Exposed pipes in a ceiling. Water damage to your Randolph business can be hard to deal with, let SERVPRO assist you today.

As a Randolph Business Owner, There are Several Things You Can Do to Prevent Water Leaks. 

Owning a business in Randolph comes with its particular concerns and stresses.  One of the biggest of these is the ever-present threat of water leaks that could threaten your valuable inventory and continuing operations.  Luckily, there are some ways to effectively guard against this potentially catastrophic danger.  These preventative measures are relatively simple ways of avoiding water-related damage and the need for water removal services.      

What are Some Causes of Commercial Water Leaks?

Commercial water removal services in Randolph, like SERVPRO, have encountered leaks arising from numerous different sources.  These sources have ranged from the obvious to the hidden, and they include defective pipes, structural problems, malfunctioning commercial appliances, and compromised containers.  Some specific examples of where water leaks often originate are:

  • Water pipes that have burst because of freezing temperatures
  • Roof leaks resulting from snow accumulations, excessive rainfalls, and normal long-term wear and tear
  • Clogged roof drainage systems that fail to draw water away from your commercial structure
  • Appliances that are malfunctioning like a hotel’s washing machines or a restaurant’s dishwashers
  • Deteriorated water tanks and containers

Fortunately, many of these problems can be prevented merely through routine inspections and proper maintenance.

What are Some Ways I Can Prevent Destructive Water Issues at My Commercial Site? 

There are several preventative measures SERVPRO suggests business owners take to lower their risk of water damage.  The following actions significantly reduce your chances of developing a water leak:

  • Periodically having your pipes inspected and repaired by a service like SERVPRO
  • Leaving your faucets on slightly when temperatures drop below freezing
  • Quickly having large snow accumulations removed from your roof and routinely having it evaluated for leaks
  • Ensuring that your roof drainage systems are in good working order

While these precautionary steps can often save you from needing a water extraction, there are times when it is impossible to avoid a water-related catastrophe.

Whenever water leaks and related issues impact your commercial site, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for assistance.

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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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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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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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Containment and Remediation for Your Mendham Property

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling You can reach our remediation specialists 24/7 by calling (973) 895-5000.

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

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Mold spores covering the ceiling of a building Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your properties through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems.

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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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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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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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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