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How Can Fast-Acting Water Cleanup Preserve a Newark Business’ Carpet?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe with water leaking from it Pipe breaks behind walls can certainly cause problems for your business space. Contact our SERVPRO team right away for remediation services.

Newark SERVPRO Commercial Water Cleanup Extracts Moisture from Commercial Floors

Commercial water damage from pipe leaks and other disasters in Newark requires specialized care from licensed professionals. Restoration experts can return a commercial property to a preloss state, help streamline insurance claims as needed, and minimize replacement needs, all while ensuring cleanup is done to code.

Newark water cleanup services from SERVPRO minimize commercial downtime and can increase savings. This fast-responding 24/7 mitigation team can also address microbial growth from moisture and prevent further exposure, which can cause health effects.

SERVPRO Commercial Flooring Cleanup for Water-Damaged Carpet

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-accredited SERVPRO techs typically deploy specialized carpet wands for water extraction, especially with glue-down carpet. Heavier-duty devices, like rover vacuums, may be ideal for thicker, more heavy-duty carpeting. Still, an initial pass with a carpet wand is usually sufficient for preventing further water migration before using other devices.

Carpet extractor wands can be used for in-place moisture removal in situations where:

  • The carpet pad is made of synthetic fibers rather than organic ones like jute
  • Moisture exposure is less than 72 hours old and caused by a category 1–or clean water–disaster
  • The carpeting does not show signs of mold or microbial growth
  • There are no vapor barriers present or multiple layers of subflooring to inspect and dry beneath the carpet
  • The subflooring underneath is intact and does not require mitigation

SERVPRO of Newark can be reached at (302) 733-7933 to provide “Like it never even happened,” mitigation and restoration services.

How Does Brookside Fire Damage Restoration Address Living Room Fires?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with debris everywhere When fires affect your living space, quick action is a necessity. Call team SERVPRO for effective clean up and fire damage remediation services.

Brookside SERVPRO Techs’ Fire Damage Restoration Repairs Residences

After cooking, electrical and appliance failures are among the most common sources of residential structural fires in Brookside and other areas of the US. These fires, typically caused by damaged or faulty outlets and electronics, can be exacerbated by such circumstances as long-term use of extension cables and running electrical wires under rugs. Comprehensive fire damage restoration is a must for saving structures and contents where possible.

Brookside fire damage restoration services are available from SERVPRO 24/7. Restoration teams are equipped to remediate fire damage soils, water damage from fire suppression, and odors and microbial growth resulting from fire or water exposure.

SERVPRO Living Room Fire Damage Cleanup Actions for Contents

SERVPRO professionals are trained to restore fire-damaged contents with a broad array of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) compliant methods, including:

  • Dry cleaning and pre-cleaning of non-oily soils with such items as feather dusters, dusting cloths, brushes, vacuums, and dry cleaning sponges
  • Wet cleaning with EPA-registered antimicrobials is a proactive stain and odor removal method that usually involves water. Sometimes cleaning agents, like alkaline cleaners, are necessary depending on the condition of items in the affected area
  • Some cleaners can be sprayed and wiped clean, which is ideal for items that require delicate handling during restoration
  • Foam cleaners are typically used on upholstery fabrics to remove stains without wet-cleaning, which might shrink or otherwise impact fibers. Foam cleaners are usually used with a pump sprayer or applied with a cleaning brush

When homeowners need mitigation services, SERVPRO of Newark can demonstrate how We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call (302) 733-7933 to get started.

How Does Flood Damage Impact Newark Basements?

8/29/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded basement with items floating everywhere When basement flooding happens, water removal services are essential. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians and the right equipment for the job.

SERVPRO Mitigation Stops Newark Flood Damage at the Source

Basements are among the most likely areas of a Newark home to experience flood damage. Floodwaters can come in through windows and doors, backed-up sewer lines, cracks in floors or walls, or through the sump. Even with precautions in place like a new sump pump or drainage system, these measures do not always address the sanitary concerns left behind by floods.

Flood damage removal by Newark SERVPRO restoration technicians is performed per the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications's (IICRC) standards. This crew takes care of everything from inspections and pack-outs to mitigation and build-back services.

SERVPRO Basement Flood Restoration Services After Cleanup

SERVPRO technicians do not stop at mitigating flood water moisture with extraction tools, EPA-registered biocides, and structural drying equipment. Post-cleanup restoration tasks focus on making necessary structural and contents repairs to return a home to its pre-disaster condition.

Restoration services for a flooded basement can include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing concrete to eliminate efflorescence, a chalky white bloom that can appear after moisture exposure
  • Replacing sheetrock and insulation in areas of the basement where these items have been removed. SERVPRO techs can also repair wall framing where necessary
  • Mold remediation and odor control, which may include HVAC cleaning to prevent the spread of spores or deployment of hydroxyl generators for gentle malodor removal
  • Repainting walls and boarding damaged windows or doorways after a flood

For “Like it never even happened,” service at any time of the day or night, homeowners can call SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933.

Is Water Damage to a Newark Home Reversible?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

leaking dishwasher Water damage issues may come from all sorts of reasons. SERVPRO has an answer for every water damage restoration problem, call now!

SERVPRO’s Team of Water Restoration Experts Handles Water Damage in Newark

Some of our clients in Newark reach out to our team wondering if water damage remediation is even possible. Water leaks and basement flooding often appears overwhelming, and the magnitude of the necessary water damage repairs can make the situation seem insurmountable. Consulting with a water restoration team is the first step in making decisions that fit your needs.

For an expert opinion regarding water damage to a Newark home, reach out to SERVPRO and let our staff apply its expertise for your benefit. As we inspect your property, we can formulate a plan that responds to the damage itself. Our state-of-the-art measuring tools and observations guide our steps and tell us what the best equipment and technique for water removal and water damage remediation in your specific case is. Issues like delaminating floors or buckling hardwood may look like a complete loss to our clients, but we may yet be able to restore them with our specialty equipment.

Water clean-up is much more than “drying out” space. A complete and thorough job includes water extraction from all surfaces and items while keeping in mind what the normal humidity level is for each of them. Subsequently, we focus on drying the space with dehumidifiers, air circulators, and air movers, which help remove excess moisture in the air. However, the job is not complete until we look into the following-

  • Protecting your home from mold by applying anti-microbial solutions
  • Deodorizing your home as needed. Water tends to leave a musty smell behind that can be counteracted.
  • Restore any items requiring specialized services, such as wood surfaces, documents, and even electronics.

SERVPRO of Newark is at your service even if the situation seems hopeless. Call us at (302) 733-7933 and let our water damage restoration team share our expert opinion. Like you, we want your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

Who can Help Brookside Homeowners Seeking Mold Remediation Services?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Mold remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation in Brookside 

Mold can start in a small corner of the attic of a Brookside home, or the basement, or the laundry room. Very often, homeowners do not recognize mold as an issue until it spreads and leaves its telltale shade on a wall or a musty smell in the air. Whether you catch the problem early on or it looks like attic mold has been spreading for a while, it is time to call a team of mold specialists.

Brookline can trust SERVPRO for its mold remediation needs. Mold can cause health effects, so quick action helps mitigate its consequences. Our team is trained and certified under the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC). Our approach focuses on minimizing the disruption to your life while optimizing the mold inspection and removal process. 

At SERVPRO, we realize that mold grows even in well-kept homes. Spores travel easily through the house via the ventilation system and find a home where excess humidity exists. Wood beams and carpets all become a suitable environment for mold to grow. When we arrive at your home, we seek to isolate the areas where mold is present to prevent any more dissemination. Aside from the physical barriers we erect, we also take the following steps to remove and repel mold growth-

  • Use of HEPA filters and negative pressure to remove mold spores from the air
  • Clean existing mold presence and apply anti-microbial solutions to prevent a regrowth
  • Purify the air with scrubbers and generators to neutralize the mold particles 

Mold can escalate quickly if left unattended. Call SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933 as soon as you suspect there is mold in your home, and let us bring the best in mold remediation to your doorstep.

Fire Damage to a Newark Home can Leave Invisible Consequences.

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

apartment building on fire When a fire strikes your home, SERVPRO is the team to call. All fire damage restorations services by SERVPRO are top-notch!

SERVPRO Provides Comprehensive House Fire Clean-up Services for the Newark Community

Like the ones that are reported on the evening news, big fires leave a plethora of consequences that are easy to identify. Structural damage, irreplaceable items, and debris are almost a given on those types of fires. However, home fires of a lesser nature also leave behind numerous issues, some invisible to the average homeowner. Calling a professional fire restoration team can help ensure that your home is evaluated thoroughly and that these problem areas are addressed as soon as possible.

In Newark, fire damage restoration is our specialty at SERVPRO, and we work every day to provide the latest technology and techniques to our clients. Fire and smoke damage of all sizes is within our expertise, and all you need to do is call us as soon as an emergency happens. Our staff wears PPE and takes precautions to avoid cross-contamination and create a safe environment at the job site.

Not surprisingly, our SERVPRO staff removes soot and fire residue that has made its way through your home and settled on furniture and fixtures. We employ EPA-approved cleaning solutions and pre-test them before applying them to each surface of your home. However, our work goes beyond visible residue and extends to cleaning your air from the offending smell fires leave behind. To achieve this, we may use-

  • Hydroxyl generators to break down smell molecules
  • Air scrubbers to neutralize the odor particles
  • Ozone generators to use an electric charge to eliminate the odor

Naturally, we also use deodorizing solutions and odor counteracting beads to make the smell of smoke a thing of the past.

SERVPRO of Newark is at your service starting with your call and until the fire and smoke damage restoration is complete. Call us at (302) 733-7933 and allow us to put the best talent and technology to work for you.

How Challenging Can Basement Flood Damage at My Brookside Home Turn Out?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storm and flood damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. Call now!

SERVPRO Counters Challenges by Using Unique Resources during Basement Flooding Cleanup

Addressing flooding problems in any section of the house is rarely easy. However, basements tend to present additional restoration challenges. For instance, water removal is rarely straightforward because of the need to elevate the water during the extraction. Basements might also have lots of junk impeding the removal. 

Fortunately, professional assistance helps overcome most of the challenges posed by basement flood damage in Brookside properties. For instance, SERVPRO teams are equipped with a variety of tools to tackle each task exhaustively. We have high-pressure pumps with a high lift capacity which makes them perfect for removing water trapped in the basement. If the water contains solid residues, mud, or silt, we have self-priming trash pumps that handle solids as big as 3 inches.

Our other services that help during basement flooding cleanup include:

In most basements, surfaces are unfinished, which can be an advantage or disadvantage based on the restoration resources available. The advantage is that there is no need to tear down floor coverings such as carpets or floorboards. However, the unfinished surfaces tend to hold on to soils and contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians use power washers or rotating brushes to agitate soiled areas, thus guaranteeing your basement is cleaned to sanitary levels.  

Various other equipment help ease flood restoration in basements

  • LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Safety gear such as hard hats and rubber boots

SERVPRO of Newark handles all cases of flood damage conveniently. Call us at (302) 733-7933 for immediate assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What is the Best Water Mitigation Approach to Resolve Structural Damage for a Newark Property?

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Water damage by a burst pipe is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in all phases of water restoration. Call now!

SERVPRO Sends a Team with Different Professionals to Handle Water Damage Repairs in Affected Properties

Water damage is commonly associated with regular occurrences such as burst pipes or a leaking roof from storms. However, unusual events can damage your Newark home allowing weather elements such as rain to cause havoc in the house. For instance, if a car crashes through a house, the gaping openings left create an opportunity for water damage.

In such cases, water mitigation in your Newark home requires a unique approach. Apart from removing any water in the structure or drying wet materials, cleaning up all the debris, soiling, and replacing or renovating damaged materials is essential. Ordinarily, it would take different restoration professionals to handle such damage. However, SERVPRO sends teams with different professionals, including Water Restoration Technicians and Applied structural drying technicians who can handle the different aspects of the loss comfortably.

A well-equipped team can readily address 

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Water clean up

Eliminating exposure to weather elements is a crucial step when resolving such incidents. Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped to handle procedures such as boarding up the structure or installing roof tarps. We also fix minor pipe leaks.

Controlling moisture levels in the structure even while performing other tasks such as debris removal is necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians set up dehumidifiers strategically to help manage moisture before the actual drying processes can begin.  

Other processes necessary to restore preloss conditions include:

  • Deodorization to prevent or control odors
  • Reinstallation of materials such as carpets
  • Refinishing of surfaces

SERVPRO of Newark offers water mitigation services that match the loss suffered in your property. Call us at (302) 733-7933. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Is Professional Mold Remediation Necessary When Colonies Appear on a Few Surfaces In My Newark Home?

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

mold behind base board Mold growth is rapid between 24 and 48 hours. SERVPRO techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year for all types of mold remediation.

SERVPRO Helps with Mold Inspection Thus Ensuring Appropriate Removal Efforts

Noticing mold colonies on a few surfaces in your Newark home rarely reveals the true extent of the problem. Mold growth is usually more intense in dark areas, so the growth is likely to concentrate in cavity areas such as floors, walls, or cabinets. Applying home remedies may not be the best solution because mold can cause health effects.

Before embarking on mold remediation processes in Newark, it is a good practice to trace the full extent of the infestation. SERVPRO can help perform the mold inspection while preparing for remediation, so you do not have to incur extra costs. We use various approaches, including checking for moisture in hidden areas using thermal cameras and drilling holes in suspected areas, then using borescopes for further inspection. 

An inspection helps provide details regarding:

  • Black mold
  • Attic mold
  • Bathroom mold removal

On discovering the true extent of the infestation, appropriate procedures are necessary to eliminate it. Our SERVPRO teams combine physical removal, including demolition of some of the affected areas, with chemical procedures such as applying commercial-grade cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties.

We check the materials to establish the porous and non-porous ones. Tear down is necessary for porous materials since mold hyphae penetrate beyond the surface as the mold colonies seek food sources. 

Removing mold from semi or non-porous materials is possible through cleaning processes such as:

SERVPRO of Newark is an experienced service provider offering comprehensive mold remediation services. Call us at (302) 733-7933 to help you resolve any infestation in your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Fast and Experienced Drying Solutions for Newark Flood Damage

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with water everywhere Facing recent flooding? Contact our team 24/7 for water removal and remediation efforts. We are standing by to take your emergency call.

How SERVPRO Technicians Avoid a Common Pitfall in Newark Flood Damage Work

One of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced flood damage mitigation companies is inefficient drying. While the tools of the trade may remain consistent, using them optimally can be difficult.

SERVPRO is one of the most well-known and experienced providers of Newark flood damage mitigation services. Our technicians train year-round in advanced emergency services water damage tasks such as water extraction procedures. After a flood, water extraction using industrial pumps helps to eliminate potential sources of further damage. Our heavy-duty truck-mounted extractors can remove 36,000 gallons of water from a home in a single day, making them invaluable for:

  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Water Removal Services
  • Cleaning Up after a Sewer Backup
  • Any flood involving standing water

Inexperienced companies sometimes stop the extraction process once most, but not all, of the water has been pumped out of the area. Doing this can drastically increase the time it takes to dry out a house since our strongest dehumidifying machines can only process about 30 gallons of water per day. Experienced SERVPRO technicians use submersible pumps and spend extra time pumping water from carpet to help your home return to its normal dry state before further damage can occur to the foundation and interior.

The best way to reduce the severity of flood damage in your home is to call SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933. Contact us 24/7 for our emergency services.