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When Your Clifton Laundromat Experiences Water Damage From A Faulty Washing Machine Our Crew Can Help

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Clifton Laundromat Experiences Water Damage From A Faulty Washing Machine Our Crew Can Help You can count on the expertise and equipment of our SERVPRO of Clifton team to make these effects “Like it never even happened.”

Faulty Washing Machine Can Damage Your Clifton Laundromat

Laundromats provide a critical service to those without specific machines in residences they either rent or own throughout the Greater Clifton area. Many utilize these facilities every day to wash and dry their clothing and other fabrics from their property. Maintenance and upkeep on the machines that you have purchased for this business should happen regularly, and even with this attention, the appliances can still end up malfunctioning to the point of allowing widespread water loss incidents to occur throughout the building. Addressing these concerns quickly exceeds the skillset and equipment of the business owner, and becomes the responsibility of our experienced, and well-equipped professionals.

With linoleum flooring not designed to withstand an onslaught of water damage, your Clifton laundromat can quickly show the damages and harsh effects of a compromised washing machine. Our SERVPRO professionals have the advanced equipment designed for fast extraction and drying solutions to help protect this tile flooring in your building and to prevent unnecessary damages to the electric-powered units still functional inside.

Often, tile flooring in places like your laundromat gets installed directly over a rough finished concrete floor. While this subflooring can provide modest water resistance, concrete is permeable and can absorb a considerable volume of standing water and hold it within its pores. This situation can provide lingering moisture and dampness to the entire property, facilitating conditions like mold growth and allowing for continued structural compromise and degradation. Drying mats can slowly draw moisture from both the tile and subflooring to prevent reinstallation when possible.

Protecting the other appliances and machines within the laundromat is another concern of our SERVPRO professionals beginning mitigation. Containment of these effects can reduce the moisture and water damage present throughout the building, which can keep our contents department from needing to remove all of the at-risk units in the facility.

Several damaging conditions can dramatically alter the appearance and function of your laundromat after a water loss incident. You can count on the expertise and equipment of our SERVPRO of Clifton team to make these effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (973) 928-3705.

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We Have The Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Clifton Home After A Water Damage Disaster

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Have The Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Clifton Home After A Water Damage Disaster Many times following a water loss, structures can appear to be dry to the eye and even to the touch. Our team uses advanced technology to find water.

Upstairs Sink Overflow Can Damage Your Clifton Home

Emergencies do not always occur in your Clifton home from malfunctions in appliances or portions of plumbing bursting unexpectedly. Human error and forgetfulness can often be a contributing factor to damages to your property as well, especially water loss incidents. With basin sinks with no overflow protection, which is common among decorative or custom pieces, overfilling the sink can lead to an overflow that spreads quickly across the floor.

During these disasters, water removal in Clifton is the first thing that your property needs. Qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team have advanced equipment to help address standing water concerns immediately, but also have the extensive training and education through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to become knowledgeable Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying Technicians.

Extraction is a key component of recovering water loss incidents within your property. In many cases, water removal must occur before a full and thorough inspection of the house can get conducted to determine what other restorative practices are necessary. Also, a fast extraction starting as soon as our professionals first arrive at your address can help to reduce the spread of damaging water effects that can saturate materials and penetrate inaccessible areas like flooring, ceiling spaces, and wall cavities.

Our Injecti-Dry system and drying mats are both specialized equipment designed to protect saturated construction materials and structural elements before they become too degraded to preserve. Our SERVPRO technicians on site can work to determine where these units are necessary based on the readings from moisture content equipment like our probing readers and thermal or infrared cameras. Once moisture pockets have gotten located, we can direct our rapid drying tools to protect your house as best as possible.

Second-floor water loss incidents can spread quickly out of where the damage originates, even through the flooring to affect the main level below. To prevent catastrophic conditions, reach out to our SERVPRO of Clifton rapid response team. We have the expertise and the equipment to make these emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (973) 928-3705.

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Water Damage Remediation Essentials in Your Clifton Home

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Remediation Essentials in Your Clifton Home Water damage remediation can cause lots of headaches if you are trying to do it alone. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today.

Upstairs Sink Overflow Can Damage Your Clifton Home

Emergencies do not always occur in your Clifton home from malfunctions in appliances or portions of plumbing bursting unexpectedly. Human error and forgetfulness can often be a contributing factor to damages to your property as well, especially water loss incidents. With basin sinks with no overflow protection, which is common among decorative or custom pieces, overfilling the sink can lead to an overflow that spreads quickly across the floor.

During these disasters, water removal is the first thing that your Clifton property needs. Qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team have advanced equipment to help address standing water concerns immediately, but also have the extensive training and education through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to become knowledgeable Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying Technicians.

Extraction is a key component of recovering water loss incidents within your property. In many cases, water removal must occur before a full and thorough inspection of the house can get conducted to determine what other restorative practices are necessary. Also, a fast extraction starting as soon as our professionals first arrive at your address can help to reduce the spread of damaging water effects that can saturate materials and penetrate inaccessible areas like flooring, ceiling spaces, and wall cavities.

Our Injecti-Dry system and drying mats are both specialized equipment designed to protect saturated construction materials and structural elements before they become too degraded to preserve. Our SERVPRO technicians on site can work to determine where these units are necessary based on the readings from moisture content equipment like our probing readers and thermal or infrared cameras. Once moisture pockets have gotten located, we can direct our rapid drying tools to protect your house as best as possible

Second-floor water loss incidents can spread quickly out of where the damage originates, even through the flooring to affect the main level below. To prevent catastrophic conditions, reach out to our SERVPRO of Clifton rapid response team. We have the expertise and the equipment to make these emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (973) 928-3705.

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Clifton Homeowners Benefit from SERVPRO's Water Removal Methods

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Clifton Homeowners Benefit from SERVPRO's Water Removal Methods SERVPRO Strives to Preserve Hardwood Flooring with Fast Water Mitigation in the Clifton Area

Innovative Equipment and Expert Technicians Preserve Hardwood Floors after Water Damage in Clifton

When your Clifton home experiences a water loss, flooring often takes the brunt of the harm. Some types of floors, such as the laminates that are popular today might need to be removed and replaced as their construction does not hold up well to water immersion. Other floors like ceramic tile need careful water removal and assessment of subfloor damage if any grout or other joints are cracked or poorly sealed.

The pride of many local homeowners is the original or restored hardwood floors in our community’s historic homes or more modern construction. Water damage to your Clifton floors can be a great worry after a burst pipe or appliance malfunction. Our team of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)-trained technicians use strategies learned during both coursework and on the job to deliver a successful outcome including a well-preserved floor.

Speed of response is essential when water flows over a hardwood floor. The joints between each plank allow water to migrate under the decorative and durable top layer. As the water moves down between the tongue and groove joints of the planks, additional layers of subflooring become involved as well. SERVPRO crew members understand the tendency of water to soak deeply into the different fixtures and structures of a hardwood floor set-up. We employ several methods to pull out the majority of the liquid water before finishing the job with applied structural drying (ASD) techniques.

Water deeper than two inches is pumped out using submersible units. Our crews move to powerful wanded extractors as the water level decreases. SERVPRO has a wide range of equipment on each service vehicle aligned with fast water removal and drying, stocked for every job to avoid delays.

Because hardwood floors need the supporting sub-floor dried out completely SERVPRO uses floor mats sealed to the floor to provide a suctioning action designed to pull moisture from several levels. Our workers use moisture meters and infrared scanners to locate the lingering wetness and then target those areas with negative air pressure technology. The system extracts moisture under the mats via hoses that suck water into containers for disposal.

SERVPRO of Clifton invests in training and equipment to ensure our team responds effectively to your water damage issues. Call us at (973) 928-3705 to schedule an assessment and rapid water damage remediation.

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Are You Storing Water Damage in Your Clifton Attic?

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are You Storing Water Damage in Your Clifton Attic? Strong spring and summer storms can damage your roof, allowing water to enter your home.

Restoring and Repairing Flood Damage in Your Clifton Attic 

Severe weather systems that can sometimes affect the Clifton area of New Jersey offer strong winds capable of hurdling debris and tearing off roofing materials. Once vulnerabilities exist in the exterior defense of your house, it is a direct path for water and elemental exposures to occur that can allow situations like flooding. For the attic of your home, this water damage can spread quickly to the point of getting out of control, and this problem can continue to worsen without the appropriate intervention. 

Among the first steps that must get taken when flood damage is occurring in your Clifton attic from a compromised roof is to get competent and qualified contractors on the scene quickly for temporary solutions. Our SERVPRO rapid response team features licensed contractors that can offer emergency board up and tarping services to correct vulnerabilities in your home’s construction to allow mitigation work to get started. 

Once our professionals have arrived at your flood-damaged address, we must get to work quickly on extracting water from the attic space unless this damage has already spread to the floor beneath this area of the property. The SERVPRO team can utilize moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery to locate moisture between floors of your home and into spaces of the attic that are challenging to access. 

Because mitigation work needs to wrap up as quickly as possible, our team works to ensure that we arrive within hours of a call to get this critical extraction and drying efforts started. Once we have managed these effects inside of the house, our licensed contractors on the team can begin their efforts of rebuilding and restoring the damaged roof that allowed the flooding. 

We offer every customer a comprehensive approach to recovery when flooding has occurred, and our qualified and experienced SERVPRO of Clifton team is available 24/7 to help. You can count on our technicians to make all of the effects of flood damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (973) 928-3705.

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Spring Home and Safety Checklist

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Spring Home and Safety Checklist SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

SPRING AHEAD WITH THESE HOME SAFETY & MAINTENANCE TIPS

The cold winter months are finally behind us and we are ready for the warmer Spring days, but is your home prepared? Following a home maintenance plan can help prevent potential problems before they occur.

INSIDE

  • Check your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs.  Make sure outlets, fuse boxes and extension cords are not overloaded.
  • Move your multi-purpose fire extinguisher to an accessible place, and make sure it is filled and ready for operation.  Have your air-conditioning system inspected by a professional as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Check your water heater for leaks and corrosion
  • Clean or replace your furnace filter
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and space under the dryer.  Remove all lint, dust, and pieces of material.
  • Inspect your smoke detectors.  Make sure there is one on each floor of your home.  Test them monthly, and change the batteries annually or as needed.
  • Check the light bulbs in all your fixtures.  Be sure they are the correct wattage as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Replace all high-intensity bulbs with fluorescent bulbs.  Other types of bulbs, like incandescent, produce more heat than fluorescent bulbs.
  • Deep-Clean carpets, vacuum thoroughly and have them professionally steam cleaned and deodorized.

OUTSIDE

  • Check for damage to your roof.
  • Remove dead trees in your yard
  • Keep healthy trees and bushes trimmed and away from utility wires.
  • Safely store oil and gas for lawn equipment and tools in a vented, locked area.
  • Repair cracked, broken or uneven driveways and walkways to provide a level walking surface.
  • Have your sprinkler system serviced
  • Examine the exterior of the chimney for signs of damage.  Have the flue cleaned and inspected by a certified chimney sweep.
  • Check for loose or leaky gutters and clean out winter debris.  Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawlspace.

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We are an ICRC Certified Firm

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We are an ICRC Certified Firm SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

SERVPRO of Clifton is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

    • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
    • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
    • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
    • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
    • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops the Standards for The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Clifton

SERVPRO of Clifton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What is an Air Scrubber and Why Do We Use Them?

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What is an Air Scrubber and Why Do We Use Them? Let the Professionals at SERVPRO of Clifton remediate your Mold. 973-928-3705

What is an Air Scrubber?

In simplest terms Air scrubbers, or negative air machine, is a portable air filtration machine.  It draws air from the surrounding environment and passes through a series of filters.  These filters efficiently remove particles from the air to help improve indoor air quality.

Why do we use Air Scrubbers?

The goal of every restoration job is to safely and efficiently return the indoor environment to preloss condition for the customer. 

Any job that involves cleanup of sewage, mold and or fire damage will generate significant amounts of particulates and odiferous (smelly) gases.  These contaminants are a direct result of the damage itself, as well as the necessary process of treating and cleaning damaged materials.  An air scrubber helps prevent these undesirable and potentially harmful particles and gases from remaining in the indoor environment.

Mold Remediation 

Mold remediation projects can release large quantities of mold and fungal spores into the air.  These indoor air pollutants can affect the health and comfort of occupants.  Air scrubbers are equipped with multiple pre-filters for removal of visible airborne particles.  The final stage filter, HEPA, captures microscopic particles and microbes such as fungal spores.  HEPA filters can capture particles as small as 0.3 micros.

Think you have a mold situation?  Let our highly trained staff remove and remediate safely and efficiently

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Is Your Business Ready For "Whatever Happens?"

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Is Your Business Ready For "Whatever Happens?" SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

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Stay Safe Before, During and After a Flood

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Stay Safe Before, During and After a Flood Prevent further damage after a flood SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

Take steps to protect yourself, your family and your home from flooding.

Before a Flood:

  • Purchase flood insurance - flooding can cause significant damage to homes and businesses.  Flood insurance will protect you from the financial burden.
  • Protect your possessions - Create a file containing a list of al your possessions and important documents.  Store them in a waterproof container.
  • Prepare your house - place the furnace, water heater, washer, dryer and any other electrical components on cement blocks. (at least 12 inches above flood elevation).  Make sure the sump pump is working and also has a battery backup in case of power outages.

During a Flood:

  • Go to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding
  • Do not attempt to walk or drive through flowing streams or flooded roadways
  • Listen to the direction of local officials and stay updated by following local news reports
  • If you come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water.

After a Flood:

  • If your home has suffered damage, call your insurance agent to file a claim. 
  • Check for structural damage before re-entering your home to avoid being trapped in a building collapse. 
  • Take photos of any floodwater in your home and save any damaged personal property. 
  • Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their purchase date and value with receipts, and place with the inventory you took prior to the flood. Some damaged items may require disposal, so keep photographs of these items. 
  • Keep power off until an electrician has inspected your system for safety. 
  • Boil water for drinking and food preparation until authorities tell you that your water supply is safe.
  • Prevent further damage by calling the professionals at SERVPRO of Clifton to remediate and restore your home

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