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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.

SERVPRO Handles Unique Challenges from Fire Damage in Fremont Restaurants

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged house with yellow tape in front of it Regardless of the room affected, fire damage can shut down your business. Team SERVPRO is standing by with technicians and tools to help you.

Fremont Restaurants with Fire Damage Require Special Care from Trained Technicians

Fire damages can be challenging under any circumstances, but kitchen fires can pose additional problems. Fortunately, these incidents are common, and our crews are well experienced in handling them.

Fire damage to restaurants in Fremont tends to happen in the kitchen. Malfunctioning appliances, food catching fire, and random accidents all contribute to fire risk in the average restaurant. SERVPRO technicians are highly experienced in treating:

  • Kitchen-based Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Some Damage to kitchens and dining areas
  • Cleaning fire-damaged appliances
  • Maintaining and restoring safety in the environment

The SERVPRO approach to a commercial kitchen fire tends to differ from how we would handle a residential fire. The oils and proteins emitted by many restaurant fires can add a layer of complexity to our cleaning and deodorizing procedures. When scrubbing away ash, we need to use “wet” cleaning measures, which make use of water-based solutions that are more effective at removing food-derived chemicals. Applying these cleaning agents to walls and ceilings can be difficult, and less-experienced damage restoration companies may not attempt to use them. SERVPRO technicians have the training and experience needed to use these and other cleaning products. When deodorizing, we may need to use specialized mixtures of thermal odor-neutralizing chemicals that target foul-smelling protein and grease residues.

SERVRPRO of Newark has the workforce and equipment necessary to handle disasters of any size. Call us at (302) 733-7933.

How We Reduce Humidity During Newark Water Damage Restoration

5/30/2021 (Permalink)

water on tile floor Has your home suffered through a water damage event? Contact our SERVPRO team for tools and certified technicians for the remediation job.

Two Unique Tools Help Us Control Water Damage Restoration in Newark

Dehumidification is an important step in our water damage remediation process. If we dried out a room but left it full of humidity and soaked-in moisture, damages would start to return within days.

Our Newark water damage restoration work is done with the intent of establishing a permanent solution. We aim to make your home look “Like it never even happened.” Our industrial dehumidifier technology helps us achieve that goal. We use dehumidifiers for many of our projects, including:

  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Water Removal Services
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Soaked carpets from ceiling leaks
  • Flood restoration services

SERVPRO technicians use two different types of dehumidifiers for residential Water Damage Repairs. The first and most common type of dehumidifier is the refrigerant dehumidifier, which causes water to condense on a cold metal surface. As these dehumidifiers collect water from the air around them, humidity in the environment decreases. For most situations, these dehumidifiers alone do the job. Sometimes, as in the case of severe flooding, we may need a more powerful solution. SERVPRO then brings out the desiccant dehumidifier, a device that uses moisture-absorbing chemicals to lower humidity rapidly. The dryness attained with these devices can sometimes be too powerful and damage nearby materials, so we closely monitor desiccant dehumidifiers whenever we use them.

SERVPRO of Newark is a local expert in water damage mitigation and restoration work. Call us 24/7 at (302) 733-7933.

How Can Homeowners Cope with Basement Flooding in Newark?

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

basement flood When your basement gets flooded out by a storm, SERVPRO is the team to call. Our IICRC certified techs are trained and experience with storm damage.

Homeowners in Newark enjoy better outcomes with flood damage assistance from SERVPRO’s professionals.

Whether after spring thunderstorms or as a result of gradually diminishing hurricane activity in the summer and fall, some residents of Newark suffer basement flooding. In August 2020, Tropical Storm Isaias created challenges in flood-prone Newark neighborhoods, with heavy rain and high winds pummeling the area and sending overland floodwaters into homes. Seeping water rises, quickly becoming more than what you can handle with a bucket and mop or a consumer shop vac. Water damage remediation in Newark cannot wait and must be completed quickly for the best results.

Can SERVPRO Help Newark Homeowners with Water Damage Restoration?

The SERVPRO team is always prepared to deliver water emergency services. Water damage and flooding recovery, including resolving sewer backups, are pillars of our SERVPRO mission. Our trained technicians and well-stocked service trucks are ready 24/7 to offer any of the following interventions to return your Newark home to “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage restoration after basement flooding due to storm activity is a SERVPRO of Newark specialty. One call to (302) 733-7933 brings a trained and equipped team to meet your needs.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 1992104829

Residential: 1992104829

Commercial: 1992104829

Why Should Professionals Manage Fire Damage Restoration in Brookside?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire damage remediation for your home is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size job.

SERVPRO invests in cutting edge training and equipment to prepare our team for successful Brookside house fire cleanup 

Finding a Brookside water and fire damage restoration firm you can trust is the key to moving on after your fire-damaged home demands attention. It is not appropriate to pause more than briefly to chart your fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup in the aftermath of a fire. The residues left behind after a household fire are incredibly corrosive and toxic, causing immediate and progressive damage and imperiling the health of your family.

Will Hiring the Smoke Damage and Fire Restoration Experts from SERVPRO Set the Correct Course for Fire and Smoke Remediation in Brookside?

SERVPRO prioritizes the research-based best practices developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) because adherence to these standards delivers the best results for Brookside residents. Trained evaluation of fire residues to pair them with appropriate and proven cleaning techniques, products, and tools describes SERVPRO’s successful approach to:

Count on the fire and smoke damage experts at SERVPRO of Newark for outstanding restoration results. Reach us at (302) 733-7933 for our 24 hours 7 days, week response to your fire-damaged home.

Can Residents of Newark Limit Water Damage Repair Risk?

5/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. Call now for the help and experience needed for your home.

SERVPRO can help with a range of Newark water removal and flood restoration needs

Like many other municipalities, Newark offers tips for residents interested in protecting community waterways and their own properties from various types of storm runoff. Making research-based changes in how stormwater drains can make a real difference in unwanted residential water intrusions and improve the environment for all.

What Is the Newark Stormwater Program?

During the early years of the new millennium, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required communities with less than 100,000 in population to implement National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage for their storm sewer system. The deadline was March 10, 2003, so Newark has operated under the permit coverage for nearly 20 years.

How Does the NPDES Work in Newark?

Half a dozen elements make up the stormwater program in Newark. We strive as a community to improve the stormwater runoff draining into creeks and tributaries. Halting pollution early in the process is the most efficacious way to avoid contaminated water from entering the Newark watershed. To this end, the NPDES includes:  

  • Construction Site Runoff Controls
  • Illegal Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Pollution Prevention through Best Practices Pertaining to Municipal Operations
  • Construction Runoff Control Requirements
  • Public and Business Education and Outreach to Limit Unwanted Runoff
  • Public and Business Involvement and Participation to Encourage Ownership of the Mission of NPDES Communitywide

Are There Ways for Newark Residents to Protect Waterways Directly?

Everyone in Newark has the chance to reduce harmful storm runoff. Here are some ideas that make a difference:

  • Plant a rain garden for water capture and percolation.
  • Avoid using storm drains for chemical disposal.
  • Dispose of pet waste in the garbage or in a treated sewer line.
  • Prevent overfertilizing through the University of Delaware Soil Testing Program and try not to fertilize before a rainstorm.
  • Clean clogged sewer drains or refers the affected drain to the Newark Public Works Department.
  • Avoid littering.
  • Water your lawn and garden with roof rain runoff collected in a rain barrel.
  • Wash your car on the grass or at a car wash.
  • Report spills.

Whom Should Newark Residents Call for Overland Flood Restoration?

If the above efforts to minimize stormwater runoff meet barriers erected by unique circumstances, Newark homeowners need help. SERVPRO crews have the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and cutting edge equipment to accomplish:

  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Water Removal Services
  • Cleaning Up After a Sewer Backup

Can Newark Water Damage Repairs Follow Water Clean-Up?

SERVPRO streamlines the tasks needed to respond comprehensively to water cleanup in Newark homes. Rather than sending our customers to another contractor to complete water damage restoration, SERVPRO earned and maintains contractor licenses for general, residential, and commercial construction. We can move from water emergency services to water damage repairs and rebuilding.

SERVPRO of Newark offers a broad range of water damage repair and restoration services to residents. Call (302) 733-7933 to schedule an assessment, develop a water cleanup plan, and arrange for implementation.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 1992104829

Residential: 1992104829

Commercial: 1992104829

Are there Professional Services for House Fire Cleanup in Newark?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire in apartment complex SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in fire restoration services. Call now!

SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Cleanup Technicians in Newark Can Help Deal with Fire Debris in your Home

A house fire can stain walls, furnishings, and textiles with smoke residues or odor. These home emergencies can also leave significant amounts of fire debris on the property, which could be challenging to remove. SERVPRO has local fire restoration technicians that can help repair your home. 

Comprehensive fire and smoke cleanup in your Newark home are available. SERVPRO technicians are trained extensively in the different types of smoke residue and how they can affect the house's materials. Using our industry-leading training, we can reduce losses and return your home to its preloss condition. 

  • Fire debris can be double-sealed and removed from the property for safe disposal. 
  • Production technicians can sort salvageable and non-salvageable materials first to increase restoration efficiency. 
  • Using industrial chemical solvents and alkaline cleaners, our team can remove smoke residues from walls or ceilings. 

To make a full recovery from a property fire, contact SERVPRO of Newark for fire and smoke cleanup at (302) 733-7933.

What Commercial Water Removal Services are Available in Newark?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at work. SERVPRO has your property covered when it comes to water restoration services needed. Call now and have the results you are looking for.

SERVPRO Assists Newark Businesses with Efficient Cleanup and Water Removal Techniques

The plumbing and structure of business premises typically experience higher usage than in residential buildings. The increased amount of stress put on internal plumbing can lead to pipe bursts or other issues, which often result in a temporary closure. Without correct intervention, a water intrusion problem can cause significant harm to premises and worsen over time. 

When performing commercial water removal in Newark businesses, SERVPRO follows S500 guidelines. The S500 is a cleaning and restoration guide from a nationally recognized certifications body--the IICRC--Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. With industry-leading training and equipment, our technicians can help to restore the structure of your home safely and with minimum inconvenience or business interruption. 

  • SERVPRO follows proper site safety for both workers and staff of the premises. 
  • We document damages and processes digitally throughout the procedure to guarantee transparency.
  • Our services include mitigation and drying as well as cleaning and repairs.

Reduce losses through temporary closure at your business. Contact SERVPRO of Newark for water removal at (302) 733-7933.

Is Professional Mold Removal Necessary for Newark Homes?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

moisture detector Microbial growth is a lot faster than what people think. SERVPRO has top techs for mold remediation for your home.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Technicians are Available for Newark Residents All Year Around

Newark is a college city in Delaware State that boasts excellent shopping along Main Street, scenic beauty, and outdoor activities. Newark is famous for its fabulous mansions, which rivals those found along New York State's Gold Coast. One of the primary reasons for its status as a luxury getaway for some of America's elite citizens is its history as a home for the Du Pont family. The region just north of Newark is characterized by its stately homes, which extend several miles from the wooded roads and give the area its nickname of "Chateau Country." Today, many of these historic shrines to indulgence are open to the public and well worth taking a visit if you stay in nearby Newark.

As a college town, visiting Newark's Bob Carpenter Center to catch a local basketball game is an essential part of local life. The arena has a relatively small capacity, so seeing one local craft brewery can also provide a local flavor to your visit. The Iron Hill Brewery is a popular spot with outdoor seating for summer evenings. The brewery is also conveniently located nearby to Newark's Iron Hill Museum, which celebrates the town's early rural history on Old Baltimore Park. Despite modernizing significantly in recent years, the region's history as a rural agricultural center still lives on with regular farmers' markets. The Newark Farmers Market along Kirkwood Highway is one of the most popular and runs monthly on Saturdays.

  • The Nemours Estate is perhaps the most iconic of the Du Pont family mansions and is located near Newark. The stately home and grounds are open to the public throughout the year, with many tours covering both this property and nearby Winterthur gardens. 
  • The First State National Historical Park is a prime location to soak up Newark's scenic beauty and unique history. Highlights within the park include its numerous hiking trails, Woodlawn, and the New Castle Court House. Both these landmarks are part of the National Monuments initiative.
  • Newark is an essential part of the First State's history trail. Trail passports can be picked up from tourism offices across the city and provide curated guides to the plethora of historic sites in the region. The trail passport also includes several guided tours across Brandywine, Newark, and wider Delaware. 

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Technicians Can Help to Identify and Remove Mold from your Newark Home. 

The growth of mold colonies is mainly dependent on moisture. Over time, the initial insulation or piping within a property can deteriorate. This deterioration can lead to the buildup of damp spots, which in turn become hotbeds for microbial growth activity:

  • Attic Mold
  • Basement Mold Remediation
  • Bathroom Mold Removal

We are a licensed professional service that can address your property's moisture issue and restore or replace infested materials. Our technicians follow nationally recognized S500 guidelines for mold remediation. 

  • Technicians can quickly identify and remove non-salvageable materials from home following mold infestation. 
  • We are experts at reinstalling fittings like carpets and Gypsum Board to return your home to its preloss condition. 
  • By establishing containment through physical barriers and negative air pressure, we can significantly reduce the likelihood of mold spreading through the home. 

Prevent long-term mold infestation at your home. Contact SERVPRO of Newark for mold removal at (302) 733-7933.

Do You Need Water Damage Assistance in Your Finished Basement?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged home Water damage is no DIY project. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size water restoration job.

Newark residents can look to SERVPRO for flawless water damage repair to make everything good-as-new

You put a lot of hard work into the finished basement in your home, so the last thing you want is extensive water damage ruining any of it. SERVPRO features skilled restoration technicians to handle the repair and all controlled demolition necessary to make your Newark property “Like it never even happened.” General contractor license #: 1992104829, Residential contractor license #: 1992104829

Our team could use one or a combination of many methods for restoring your finished basement after a pipe leak, faulty water heater, and anything else that calls for water damage repair in Newark. Some of the services we offer include:

  • The removal of contents to facilitate repair or installation of floor coverings
  • Seaming carpets or installing replacement carpet
  • Addressing water damage in ductwork or cleaning portions of the HVAC system
  • Handling electrical system components, including drying, cleaning, or total replacement of switches, outlets, fixtures, and more
  • Replacement of drywall or ceiling panels
  • Fully cleaning and deodorizing all contents to eliminate the onset of musty odors – making it Certified: SERVPRO Clean

Reconstruction and restoration are areas where we shine at SERVPRO of Newark. When you need minor or extensive water damage repair, we have the technicians, tools, and proven methods to assist. Call us at (302) 733-7933, and we can send out our Green Fleet as soon as possible.