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Does Water Intrusion in Newark Cause Permanent Damage?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

close-up of flooded floor in kitchen from water leak Water damage can be quite overwhelming especially when it’s hard to figure out where it’s coming from. Contact SERVPRO 24/7.

To Tackle Water Intrusion Effectively, Use Professional Water Mitigation Services in Newark.

What should I do after water intrusion?

When water invades your Newark home, it is essential to act quickly to prevent further damages. Water intrusion can be a worrisome experience, which is why reaching out to qualified water restoration technicians can help to ease the burden of property deterioration. Our procedure works to reduce the impact of a water emergency by confining and drying it quickly. SERVPRO technicians can contain moisture by using physical barriers like sandbags or setting up an effective drying protocol in your residence. Mitigation is more cost-effective than restoration and acts as the first port of call for technicians. Once the problem is contained, we can work to return your home to its preloss condition.

What equipment is useful to contain water intrusion?

The core equipment we rely on when performing water mitigation in Newark residences is extractors. This equipment uses negative air pressure and temperature to draw bodies of water out of the home rapidly. We can apply this equipment using either truck-mounts for power or a portable unit, which are more effective at dealing with upper-level intrusion from leaking roofs or plumbing. Once water is extracted, we can set up a comprehensive drying system to ensure any residual moisture does not degrade your property or lead to secondary damages like mold growth.

What is the process of water mitigation?

  • Identify the issues with a thorough inspection of the property and measuring devices
  • Extract excess moisture using pumps or water extractors
  • Establish reliable drying protocols with dehumidification, heaters, and air-movement
  • Restore any materials with signs of damage

When your property suffers from a water emergency, we can act quickly to contain and control losses to your home and contents. contact SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933.

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How Can I Prevent Water Leaks from Becoming a Long-term Issue for my Tenants?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

"For rent" Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Performs Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Landlords All Year Round.

Who is Liable for Water Issues on Business Premises?

In most cases, the leaseholder for your Newark properties is responsible for ensuring that water issues do not cause long-term or permanent harm to the building. Problems like these can sour relations with your tenants while causing your property to fall into disrepair. Unfortunately, water leaks get worse, and what may be a minor issue that could transform into a significant rebuild without professional intervention. Our technicians are qualified water restorers that have experience working with landlords in the community. 

Do tenants need to leave the property during water restoration?

The inconvenience of property repair can sometimes outweigh the need for water damage restoration in your Newark property. SERVPRO works around the needs of landlords and tenants to deliver a satisfactory result for both. We prioritize recovery in areas of the home that require regular usages like bathrooms and kitchens. By restoring these areas first before moving onto other areas, we can ensure that there is little inconvenience to either you or your tenants. In minor to moderate water problems, we can usually work in an occupied building or flat. 

How do I communicate with commercial restorers?

- Contact our twenty four hour operator to arrange a callout

- A crew chief can is available for direct communication throughout service

- We record and share our paperwork with you and your insurer

Is carpet cleaning included with restoration?

Sometimes persistent water issues can cause carpets to become soggy or otherwise unsanitary. Our technicians have a range of carpet cleaning techniques for minor to severe damages. In most commercial properties, we can combine hot water extraction with rotary buffing and conditioner to return your carpets to their preloss condition. If there is damage to laminate or fiber, we can remove, replace, and reinstall the carpet during service. 

If your tenants are complaining of a persistent water issue, contact SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933 today.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Newark, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Newark today at (302) 733-7933 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why is There Water Damage Behind My Bathroom Walls?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Technicians Can Remove Water Damage and Odors from Newark Homes 24/7

While bathrooms are built to withstand large amounts of water, they are not invulnerable. Pinhole leaks in pipes can allow gallons of water a day to seep into a home, saturating drywall, warping wall studs and subfloors, and potentially creating an environment where mold can thrive.

SERVPRO technicians are ready to provide water cleanup for Newark homes that have endured any size disaster. Even small leaks can become larger, more costly problems without fast action. These Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified coordinate with you and your insurance adjuster to perform thorough cleanup and restoration for your home.

Detecting Moisture Behind Walls

Most homeowners are not equipped to fix pipe leak water damage on their own. However, that does not mean that they cannot detect the signs of damage before it leads to more costly issues like mold and structural concerns.

  • Touch the wall. Is it spongy, or even crumbly, to the touch?
  • Do you see discolored, bubbling, or peeling paint on the wall?
  • Smell the area. Is there a noticeable musty odor?
  • If you suspect that there is water damage, call an expert or test the area with a probe moisture meter.

SERVPRO Eliminates Structural Water Damage

These technicians begin the mitigation process with the use of portable, back-mounted extractors for clearing excess water out of hard-to-reach areas and wall cavities. If your bathroom is along an exterior wall, wet fiberglass insulation can often be cleaned, dried, and replaced.

After extracting moisture, the rest can be wicked off of surfaces with air movers and dehumidifiers. Technicians may establish polyethylene drying chambers to accelerate the process.

SERVPRO of Newark serves the community with a cleanup service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (302) 733-7933 to begin the mitigation process.

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What Can SERVPRO Do for My Closed Newark Business?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a blue background SERVPRO professionals offer cleaning services, including the removal of biohazard contaminants.

Cleaning Helps Open and Closed Businesses 

SERVPRO Has Real-Time Cleaning Strategies for deep cleaning of surfaces, materials, and contents for both commercial and residential applications. We work at both open or closed establishments.

Different Situations, Different Strategies

In collaboration with the governors of both New York and Connecticut, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey has designated non-essential businesses and schools in the tri-state area and Newark to close.  That means that open businesses may need help with their ongoing cleaning as they continue to provide vital services. Businesses that are closed could take this opportunity to have a deep cleaning performed.

Our SERVPRO professionals have worked with pathogenic and viral threats before. Our biohazard cleaning team has the equipment and experienced professionals to deliver an elevated standard of cleaning.

What Can SERVPRO Provide? 

  • Medical-Standard Antibacterial cleaning products
  • Advanced practices to apply EPA approved disinfectants
  • Air scrubbing equipment
  • Years of experience in environmental cleaning

Please, give our SERVPRO of Newark team a call today at (302) 733-7933.

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

What Should I Do After a Water Leak in My Newark Clothing Boutique?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

women's dresses on hangers in a boutique If your clothing boutique needs assistance any time day or night, contact SERVPRO of Newark.

Should I Worry About the Clothing in My Newark Boutique Sustaining Damage?

We understand the importance of keeping your business running, even when you've had an emergency. It is also critical to your business to protect your merchandise from damage.

SERVPRO Takes Care of Excess Damage-Causing Moisture
In Newark, commercial water removal poses different challenges than water damage in a home. Your focus is on the contents of your storefront, whereas your landlord is concerned with any structural damage. The water leak causes excess moisture in the air, increasing the relative humidity in the store, which can impact the clothing if left too long.

What Does SERVPRO do to Mitigate Damage to My Merchandise?
    •    Ventilate the store, using the HVAC system or with outside air depending on the temperature outside.
    •    We run Dehumidifiers to pull excess moisture out of the air.
    •    Remove all or some of the items to a secure offsite storage location to keep them dry and to clean if needed.

How Do I know My Merchandise is Safe Offsite?
Technicians take a detailed inventory of all items on their Contents Inventory Worksheets.
We Identify rush items, so things of great importance can get back to you as quickly as possible. Even if deemed salvageable, SERVPRO technicians communicate before disposing of any item.

Ideally, our restoration specialists do not have to remove merchandise, and when they do, they aim to keep it a partial move-out to keep your business functional. However, when a move-out is required, it is beneficial for insurance purposes to have an inventory with detailed descriptions of the condition of the item.

If you need assistance any time day or night, contact SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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Fire Damage in my Newark Residence Has Left Bad Odor, How Do I Remove It?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

smoke billowing out of window Has fire and smoke damaged your home? Call SERVPRO to come in and elimanate the problems.

Call SERVPRO Restoration Professionals to Eliminate the Smoke Odor

A fire is one of the worst incidents that can occur in your Newark home. Apart from destroying structural materials and your belongings irreversibly and quickly, fire can also cause supplementary hazards like water damage from firefighting efforts. The byproducts of the fire could continue causing damage to your home long after it was extinguished, even if it was small and contained. Stubborn smoke odor is a common example of the consequences of a fire. The odor can linger for a long time and compromise the quality of indoor air.

Which Factors Determine the Ease of Removing Smoke Odor?

It is challenging to eliminate the smoke smell because smoke particles are tiny, and they can get anywhere, including wall cavities. After a fire damages your Newark home, the smoke particles can stick to many household surfaces and become embedded into different kinds of porous materials such as fabrics, furniture, carpeting, and paint. Removing the smoke particles requires effort and specialized odor removal equipment.

Several strategies are effective in reducing the number of smoke particles in a house. However, some factors determine if those methods can restore the safe living conditions you are used to in your house. They include:

Length of exposure – When a home has been exposed to smoke for a long time, the smoke odor can be embedded into household materials more deeply.
Size of the fire – A more significant fire produces more smoke. Therefore, the resulting smoke smell can be more intense and pervasive.
Kind of burned materials – When different materials get burned, they provide different odors. Some smells are easier to remove than others.

What Can I Do to Eliminate the Smoke Smell After a Fire?

As you deal with the aftermath of a fire, you can try some proven DIY smoke smell removal techniques to determine if the results are satisfactory. If the outcome is unsatisfactory or you do not want to do the job yourself, the best option is to enlist professional odor removal services. Some DIY techniques you can use to remove the smoke odor include:

Air out your home – Open all windows and doors so that there is good ventilation and a lot of fresh air in your house. You can also place fans strategically throughout your home for an added effect.
Deep clean your house – Remove porous materials like area rugs, decorative cushions, furniture covers, blankets, duvets clothes, linens, and towels from the affected areas and wash or dry clean them.
Wash the windowpanes to restore their shine and transparency, but pay more attention to the window sills and frames. Smoke residue mainly sticks to the window sills and frames. You can place them in a washbasin or tub and use shampoo or soap to clean them.

Use a solution of white vinegar, dish soap, warm water, and white vinegar to wash all solid surfaces. This includes doors and door frames, walls, ceilings, cabinets, baseboards, furniture pieces, light switches, light fixtures, and shelves.
Clean upholstery and carpets – Smoke particles can get embedded deeply into carpet fibers and upholstery, making it difficult to remove the odor. You can sprinkle baking soda on carpets and upholstery and let it stay for a few hours to allow the soda to absorb the smoke smell. Vacuum the surfaces after that with a vacuum cleaner that contains a HEPA filter.

As you can see, it takes several steps to eliminate smoke odors from a house completely. Therefore, it is advisable to work with restoration experts from SERVPRO to deal with the smell. We are fully equipped with sophisticated restoration equipment and years of experience.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Eliminate the Odor?

Our team can control and remove odors from your home and personal belongings by starting with basic deodorization procedures. They include:
Removing the source of the odor.
Cleaning odor-causing residues from surfaces.
Recreating the conditions for odor penetration.
Sealing surfaces as required.
Our crew determines if the odors are light, moderate, or heavy and then chooses the most suitable deodorization techniques. We also consider which materials burned. If the fire burned natural substances such as wood and paper, we can remove the smoke residue using suitable chemicals, a specialized vacuum, or a dry chemical sponge. If the fire burned protein-based substances like beef and chicken, a greasy film could be covering the nearby floors and walls. The grease can sear onto surfaces, and powerful chemicals are required to remove it. If the fire burned synthetic materials, the cleaning process requires specialized techniques and equipment.

Our SERVPRO team can use a thermal fogger to deal with the odors. We start fogging in the source area and dispenses less fog while moving away from the source area. Thermal fogging is an effective procedure for removing smoke odors because it recreates the fire-related properties of pressurization and heat. Porous materials pick up the thermally activated deodorant droplets in the same way they picked up smoke odors. The deodorant droplets enter deep inside tiny crevices, cracks, and pores of surfaces like the way smoke deposits were created.

If one deodorization technique does not remove the smell altogether, we consider which other methods could be useful for the kind of odor we detect. In many cases, we combine several deodorization techniques to produce the desired results.

When you need to remove odors from your home after a fire, call SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933. We have the expertise and tools required to remove the odor to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Is Hurricane-Related Flood Damage Common in Newark?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood zone ahead" Storm Water Damage in Newark can be handled correctly, let SERVPRO show you.

Yes and we have the Experts who can Help You!

Hurricanes and other powerful coastal storms are commonplace in the Newark area.  Heavy rains, strong winds, and related storm surges backing water up into local rivers and streams, raise water levels several feet above normal. 

In just the last ten years, seven major hurricanes/tropical storms have affected the region and contributed to extensive flood damage in Newark.  Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms in U.S. history, passed almost directly over the area in 2012 and deluged it with multiple inches of rain.  Considering all this, residents should be mindful of the potential for these superstorms and the catastrophic flood damage they can cause.

It is best to research flood damage repair services and prepare as much as possible before ever experiencing a disaster.  You should learn what local Newark companies offer and what might be useful when facing flood damage. Area businesses like SERVPRO provide a wide range of home-saving services like:

Fast, round-the-clock service with technicians that can be on-site within four hours of your call.

Inspections for water damage, using moisture sensors and meters.

Professional water extractions, ranging from puddles to feet of water, using wet vacuums, portable extractors, and truck-mounted water removers.

Expert removal and disposal of hazardous water and waste.

Professional cleaning/disinfecting that prevents harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew growth that can cause health effects and dry rot structural elements.

Skilled drying of ceilings, walls, and floors using state-of-the-art equipment like injectidry systems, dehumidifiers, air movers, and industrial-strength fans.

Expert odor removal, using high-tech foggers and sprayers, that can remove smells from even the hardest to reach parts of your house.

When properly informed of your options before a major flooding event occurs, you can make better home-saving decisions when suddenly faced with such a catastrophe.  Knowing your options beforehand also enables you to act more quickly to save your property when disaster strikes. Newark area companies like SERVPRO are here to help if it does.

Hurricane season can be a scary time for local homeowners.  Know your options, plan ahead, and rest assured that there are area professionals that can help if you experience flooding.  Contact SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933 if you need help.       

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How Can I Remove Water from my Laundry Room Floor in Newark?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Washing machine overflowing with bubbles Flooding can quickly damage the flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

You Can Save Yourself Some Trouble by Getting a Head Start on Water Cleanup Before our Team Arrives

Washing machine instruction booklets tell us never to leave the home when doing the laundry. But most consumers do just that. Some head off to work, others go for a walk, and many are on another floor of the house. When the washing machine drain becomes clogged, many gallons of water pour onto the floor, leaving a wet soapy dirty mess.

SERVPRO has been providing water removal services in Newark and surrounding areas since 1990. We also provide water, fire, mold, storm restoration, and cleaning services.

Homeowners experiencing water flowing from the washing machine discharge hose should attempt to mop up as much water as possible to reduce the spread of the water to other areas of the home. Upon SERVPRO's arrival, our team can deploy water extractors to remove water from adjacent carpets, hardwood, and tile floors.

We may drill holes under laundry room cupboards to remove water and blow air into the cavity to facilitate drying. We deploy air movers and dehumidifiers to dry flooring and reduce the humidity to avoid long term damage to your floors.

Call SERVPRO in Newark and the surrounding area right away for assistance. We are available 24/7/365 at (302) 733-7933. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Water Removal for a Newark Lecture Hall

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

A hallway covered in white materials with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. Don’t hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO when it comes to your Newark commercial water damage.

Your Newark commercial water damage can damage so much so quick, let us help.

University campuses often feature gorgeous, historic buildings that fuse more traditional design sentiments with the geometry and fluidity of modern architectural design. These buildings can look wildly different from the outside, but they often suffer similar problems internally. For example, both types of buildings can endure high levels of water damage that, without careful mitigation, can allow mold and odors to proliferate in hallways, lecture halls, and lab rooms. 

If Newark facilities need commercial water removal that is fast-acting and effective, IICRC-certified SERVPRO professionals are available to restore your building so that students and faculty can safely congregate there once more. SERVPRO's cutting-edge moisture measurement and extraction tools make use of the discipline of psychrometry--that is, the study of how air temperature and humidity affect structures. With careful analysis, calculation, and observation, structures can return to a preloss condition. 

Inspecting Your Facilities

Taking care of leaks requires a combination of thorough inspection and implementation and maintenance of alert systems. Water leak sensors, whether they are active systems that shut off water supply lines or passive systems that alert occupants to water exposure, are highly effective in curbing structural damage and property loss. Staff tasked with property inspection should keep an eye out for the earliest signs of water damage on sprawling university campuses, including: 

  • Spongy floors that feel unstable
  • Bulging, bubbling, or soft walls
  • Recurring white, chalky efflorescence on brick and concrete
  • Water stains on tiles and discoloration or damage to the surrounding grout

SERVPRO's Commercial Rebuilding Services

Your local SERVPRO is licensed to offer commercial contracting services to renovate structures after cleanup (#1992104829). Renovation services include tasks such as reinstalling and seaming dried carpet and pad, removing odors with thermal foggers, and cleaning and returning desks and chairs in their proper place. If the leak started under flooring and damaged the subflooring below, SERVPRO contractors can repair and replace the damaged portions of the subfloor. 

SERVPRO of Newark serves big and small businesses alike with a cleanup crew that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. When disaster strikes in your facilities, you can call (302) 733-7933 to start the cleanup process within hours of your initial contact.

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