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Restoration Services for your Business

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

There is never a good time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast ad with the help you need.

Your commercial properties appearance speaks volumes to your clients.  So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Clifton professionals have the training and expertise to make it "Like it never even happened."

  • Retail Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitalities Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage.  We are also your businesses best resource for mold remediation.

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Clifton to get the job done right the first time.  They'll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

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Water Damage in Office Buildings

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

When water enters an office space that houses office equipment, supplies, furniture and computers that could be affected, the resulting damage could be costly. Not only is there the potential of damage to office items and important documents, water can seep into the wall cavities and become trapped behind common building materials.  This would only create ongoing moisture problems long after the water damage incident.

All building are different, but each is at a risk for water damage.  Even the most carefully operated office building will likely experience a water damage event at some point.  With hopes it will never have to be used, the building staff should have a well practiced emergency response plan. The speed of response to a water loss is the most vital key to getting back to normal day-to-day operations quickly.

About SERVPRO of Clifton

SERVPRO of Clifton's professionals have the training, experience and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through it completion.

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How Building Structure can Affect Water Damage

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Rely on the Building Knowledge and Expertise of SERVPRO to Perform the Water Cleanup in Your Clifton Commercial Building

Many variables must be accounted for when performing water cleanup in a commercial building. These include the shape of the structure, the building materials, the movement of moisture, and so on. A thorough knowledge of how these variables work is an important part of an effective cleanup.

How Do Restorers Use This Knowledge in a Water Cleanup?


SERVPRO professionals performing a commercial water cleanup in Clifton implement their knowledge of different variables to formulate an inspection plan, and the variables are also part of the water removal and cleanup procedures.

What are some of the specific variables of a given commercial building?

    •    Building structure and materials
    •    Mechanical systems
    •    Airflow and water flow

How does water flow and moisture movement affect a water cleanup?


SERVPRO professionals understand the path water will take in a commercial building, and this path is used to determine many of the specifics of a cleaning and drying strategy as well as the equipment to be used.

What materials and structures are evaluated as part of the cleanup?

    •    Structural wood
    •    Ceiling, floor and wall assemblies
    •    Windows, doors and other openings

How do the specifics of materials and structures become part of a water cleanup?


SERVPRO professionals know that moisture and water have different effects on different materials. This information is used to help restore these materials as water is removed, and it also helps them determine the best way to dry the building.

What other issues must be accounted for in a commercial water cleanup?


Unanticipated problems are common in this kind of cleanup, but SERVPRO professionals have the expertise to minimize or eliminate these. Simply put, the expertise of the restorer is critical to get the job done right.



Rely on SERVPRO of Clifton for a comprehensive water cleanup of your commercial building. Call us at (973) 928-3705 to get an inspection and an estimate.

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Preventing Office Fires

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

  There's an average of 3,170 deaths each year in the US due to fire. In the US, there were 115 victims of fires and explosions in the workplace.

The leading cause of office fires according to NFPA.org is due to cooking equipment.  The next three most leading causes of office fires are electrical distribution and lighting equipment, heating equipment, and arson. There are ways to prevent each of these causes, check out below to see how.

Tips to Prevent Office Fires

After cooking equipment, office fires are mainly caused by electrical and lighting, heating equipment and arson. Here are some tips to offset these leading causes of fires.

  • Make sure to only use high grade lamps and other lighting equipment to prevent from easily avoidable fires.
  • Many people like to keep a portable heater in under their office desk to help keep them warm. This can come with many downfalls as this is a leading cause of office fires. Make sure all heaters are unplugged at the end of the workday.
  • Make sure your office building has good security. Keep cameras in stairways and in every room to detect when someone may be there. Also, make sure to have secure locks on the doors to prevent intruders from coming in.

SERVPRO of Clifton are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (973) 928-3705 for immediate assistance.

Eliminate Company Downtime After a Fire

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Fire events can be catastrophic for a business. Whether you have soot residue buildup or water damage after a blaze, SERVPRO has all the techniques and proven restoration methods. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, thus ensuring you cut back on company downtime, costs, and stress.

For commercial fire damage restoration in Clifton, our technicians will be on-site right away to evaluate the severity of the loss. Carefully documenting all damage helps to get our restoration team moving in the right direction. Throughout the inspection, we will:

  • Look at building materials, cabinets, counters, fixtures and more.
  • Determine whether or not the damage is limited to certain areas.
  • Formulate the best measures to act, including setting up exclusion zones for containment.
  • Take pictures that will be used to provide to the insurance company if this is an insurance claim

Did You Know? Most fire emergencies also suffer from significant water damage due to the first responders suppressing the flames or sprinkler systems. All standing water must be removed and excess moisture dried up so that secondary damage or mold does not set in. 

Our fire and soot restoration technicians (FSRT) know how to properly clean each surface to achieve the best results. We use spot-testing methods to ensure no further damage occurs and always initiate controlled demolition measures, as needed. Everything gets restored to pre-fire condition so that your business never misses a beat. It will be just “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Clifton at (973) 928-3705 whenever you need fire damage restoration at your place of business. We are here 24/7 for emergency service whenever you need us!

What To When When Your Water Heater Breaks

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Water Heater Call SERVPRO of Clifton if your water heater breaks.

Steps to Take if Your Water Heater Breaks

A broken water heater is a nasty surprise, especially if you’re in the middle of a shower. If yours starts making unusual noises or stops working completely, take these steps immediately to minimize the impact on your home.

Turn off the power supply. For a gas water heater, look for a dial on the top of the thermostat. For an electric water heater, turn the circuit breaker off.

Turn off the water supply. Turn the water valve clockwise (“righty tighty”) until it stops. It’s very important to turn off the supply of water to the heater. If you can’t turn the valve to the heater, you’ll have to turn off the water supply to the house.

Drain the water heater. Find the drain valve at the bottom of the water tank and attach a hose to it. Run the other end of the hose to a lower area where dirty water can safely drain, such as a basement drain. Open the drain valve, using a screwdriver if necessary.

Open the pressure relief valve. Flip the valve on to keep a vacuum from forming while the water is draining. Caution – the water may be very hot.

Rinse the water heater with cold water. Once the water heater has been completely drained, rinse it with cold water to flush out any remaining sediments.

If your water heater breaks and leaks water everywhere in your home or business, call the experts at SERVPRO of Clifton.  Their certified professionals are specially trained in water damage restoration. Using non-invasive moisture detection probes and sensors, they will determine the extent of the damage, and then develop a comprehensive water damage restoration plan. From water extraction and drying to repairing drywall and cabinets, they can return your home or business to its preloss condition.

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973-928-3705 

Is Your Business Ready to Handle a Disaster?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Closed sign 50% of businesses never reopen after a disaster hits.

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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Broken Sprinkler Pipe Cause Water Damage in Your Piscataway Home?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

How to Detect a Broken Sprinkler Pipe Before it Causes Flood or Water Damage to Your Home

It is very common that most people think water disaster mitigation companies are slow during the summer months. Because water consumption increases in the summer, it can actually be one of our busiest times of the year. Whenever a plumbing source is being used, there is always a greater chance for water damage to occur.

The most common water loss in the summertime is broken sprinkler lines.  Many people forget to check the sprinklers at the beginning of the season and make sure everything is running properly.  Once automatic sprinklers turn on, what they don't realize is that they have a river of water traveling across the ground and into their house.

Here are some tips on how to check your sprinkler system for broken lines and leaks:

  • Check sprinkler heads for any malfunction
  • Double check the hose bib or spigot to make sure it working properly
  • Once you have turned on the sprinkler, take a look at the yard to see if the water pressure and coverage is even. Low pressure or heads that don't work at all could be a sign of cracked or broken line underground.

Follow these tips to minimize the risk of a flooded basement, garage, or home during sprinkler start-up season.

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Is It Possible to Save Clothes That Have Mold?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Foremost, any garment or fabric that has not suffered physical deterioration or discoloration as a result of mold growing on it, and that is washable (typically, a minimum of 130degrees for at least 10 minutes), can be restored completely. That foes for bacterial contamination as well, as evidence by hospitals daily as they wash linens, gowns, surgical drapes, etc.

Dry cleaning also does a good job when evaluated and cleaned- often twice - by a qualified professional.  Again, this assumes no deterioration or discoloration of the garment.  Ultimately, sampling and evaluation by a qualified environmental professional can be used to confirm remediation of the garment. 

Why Use a Certified Technician?

Professional restoration technicians understand the need for quick response.  Immediate remediation is key to controlling and escalating costs.  The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration.  Certified restorers have the knowledge to test materials and apply restoration techniques required to return the items to their preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Clifton is IICRC Certified.  If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today - 973-928-3705

Have Mold Damage? Call SERVPRO of Clifton today!

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Understanding The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call our office. A representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

SERVPRO of Clifton Professionals will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. They use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.  

Step 3: Mold Containment

We use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. SERVPRO of Clifton Professionals use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO of Clifton Professionals clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If you see signs of Mold, call us TODAY!

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