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A Quick Response to Water Damage in Little Falls

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is One of the Premier Water Restoration Companies in Little Falls

Named after a waterfall at a dam bordering Beattie Mill on the Passaic River, the Little Falls Township is in Passaic County, in New Jersey.

According to the census held in 2010, Little Falls had a population of 14,432, which was a 33 percent increase in population compared to the census conducted in the year 2000. The census held in 2000 recorded a decline of negative 3.9 percent compared to 11,294 people counted in the 1990 census.

This Township has many white-collar professionals such as office and sales workers and managers. 87.67 percent of the workforce is employed in white-collar jobs, which is way higher than the national average. Many artists also live in Little Falls. The town has more designers, artists, and individuals working in media than 90 percent of America's communities. The concentration of artists helps shape the character of Little Falls.

Many people who live in Little Falls work in math and computers. People also consider this area a college town. Little Falls offers several opportunities, amenities, and services geared to the activities and needs of students.

Many of the residents of the township travel to work by bus daily. Many of these people primarily travel out of town to jobs in other cities. This town is also diverse. The residents describe themselves as belonging to various ethnic and racial groups.

The History of Little Falls 

The first people to live in the Township were seven Bergen Dutch settlers who started farming in 1711. The Speer Homestead, located in the Township, dates from 1785. Reynier Speer built the house, and on July 18, 1985, the old building was included in the National Register of Historic Places. From 1680, an earlier building occupied the location.

An essential artery of transportation and trade, the Morris Canal had its way through Little Falls Township until 1925. Some of the signs of the canal exist, and some parts of it are a greenway.

On April 2, 1868, an act of New Jersey Legislature incorporated Little Falls as a township from portions of Acquackanonk Township, which existed in the state between 1693 and 1917. Portions of Acquackanonk Township were taken to form the now Woodland Park former West Paterson borough.

The Little Falls representation 

The Township is part of the 40th state legislative district of New Jersey and is located in the 11th Congressional District. The Township was part of the 8th Congressional District before the 2010 census. The New Jersey Redistricting Commission made the change, which became effective as from January 2013. The commission-based its decision on the results of the elections held in November 2012.

A Board of Chosen Freeholders that consists of seven members govern Passaic County. The elected members serve for three years on a partisan basis. As part of the general election, about two or three seats come up every year for election. The board selects a Director as well as a Deputy Director in a reorganization meeting that takes place in January. The members choose the two to serve a one-year term.

The Little Falls Education System

Little Falls Township Public Schools educate the Township's students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. The district had three schools between 2018 and 2019 that enrolled 865 students. The district had 94.6 teachers on a full-time basis, for a student-teacher ratio of 9:1:1. 

High School students rely on Passaic Valley Regional High School, which educates students from the ninth to twelfth grades. The public school serves students across Woodland Park and Totowa. However, the school's facility is in Little Falls Township. The high school enrolled 1,186 students between the 2018 and 2019 school year. Allocation of the high school's nine-member education board is based on the constituent municipality's population, where the three seats are assigned to Woodland Park, Little Falls, and Totowa.

The Township also hosts Montclair State University, which employed 66 staff from the Township on a part-time and full-time basis. In 2011, they earned a total of $3.5 million.

Popular culture in Little Falls

The Township is famous for several spots, including:

  • The Colonial Inn: It is a hotel and lounge where Jackie Gleason, a comedian in the 1930s, performed a stand-up.

The Delicatessen: The retail establishment is also known as Deli. The residents of the Township walk in to buy a selection of tasty and foreign prepared foods. The idea of the establishment originated from Germany in the 18th century. It spread across the U.S around the mid-19th century. Ashkenazi Jews, among other European immigrants in the U.S, popularized the delicatessen in the late 19th century.

The Jonas Brothers also mentioned the Township in the 2019 documentary "Chasing Happiness." The family moved to the Township in 2005, and the Jonas brothers wrote several songs in Little Falls.

The home of the New Jersey Jackals 

Floyd Hall founded the American professional baseball team in 1998 in Little Falls. Al Dorso owns the team. The businessperson also owns State Fair Superstore, Sussex County Miners, and Skylands Stadium. The team is in the Frontier League and plays in Montclair State University at Yogi Berra Stadium.   

How SERVPRO restorers help property owners to deal with water damage

Water damage is among the most destructive problems property owners face, from broken water heaters to leaking faucets. If the unfortunate incident is not taken care of on time, damages such as electrical hazards and mold growth can occur. Fortunately, when you contact water restoration companies like SERVPRO, it is possible to minimize damage and get your property to its pre-water state.

Before our restorers get to your property, you can help minimize damage by:

  • Removing wet rugs from the affected area
  • Extracting as much water as possible
  • Moving art objects, paintings, and photos to a safe and dry area.
  • Opening windows, cabinets, and drawers to improve air circulation

Once we get to your property, our team of highly skilled specialists can handle the difficult part of the restoration. Water damage restoration requires highly trained and experienced restorers who can address all the potential consequences.

Our team of specialists not only knows how to restore damaged property but also where to look. We have innovative equipment and tools that help us trace moisture even in hard to reach areas during our inspection and assessment process.

Since we aim to reduce damage as much as possible, we use advanced extraction equipment to remove moisture in confined areas. We can use high-powered pumps and vacuums such as a dry vacuum designed to absorb excess water from your property.

Drying the property fast and effectively is an essential step during water damage restoration. We can use industrial air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture on various surfaces, including challenging access areas. Dehumidifiers put out dry, hot air that can dry difficult to access areas like pillars, walls, and other saturated areas.

Even after thorough water extraction, and drying, we conduct an additional inspection to determine if the process was successful. It also helps our restorers to decide whether we need to remove the hardwood floor or carpeting.

Water can cause severe damage to your home and health problems to your family if not handled professionally. SERVPRO of Clifton is one of the leading water restoration companies in Little Falls. We can provide effective restoration to make the water intrusion incident seem, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (973) 928-3705.

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