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How do I Prevent River Overflow from Impacting my Hackettstown Business?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

muddy overflow of river next to a commercial property Make sure to formulate a plan for flooding if your commercial property is located next to a river. Contact SERVPRO after an event.

Enlisting SERVPRO Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Services Can Significantly Reduce Losses for your Hackettstown Business.

How can I protect my business against flooding?

Hackettstown is a flood risk area with the most likely cause of flooding coming from the Musconetcong River. During Hurricane Irene, the river tide rose by a massive two and a half feet, causing significant flooding of residents and businesses in Hackettstown. While preventing a flood is impossible, preparing for it properly can help you to reduce losses. Flood preparations may include taking out a specific flooding policy alongside your business insurance, which means you have coverage for property damage and revenue loss. Taking down the number of a professional restorer can also be beneficial as it allows mitigation of injuries on your premises to be undertaken as quickly as possible after a natural disaster.

How do you mitigate losses in flooded business premises?

The initial steps of mitigation for commercial flood damage in Hackettstown focus on draining the property and drying it out. Wet premises can lead to a massive amount of irreversible damage without timely intervention and, in some situations, can cause a full-building collapse. SERVPRO technicians can mobilize efficiently because we live and work in this community. Our trucks are stocked ahead of time during periods when flooding is likely. By being prepared, we can begin mitigating commercial flood losses within four hours of receiving notification of loss.

Are wet electrics saveable?

Most businesses have a significant amount of electrical supplies running from computers, screens, and tablets. These can be adversely affected by the presence of moisture, especially if there is a current running through them at the time of flooding. Monitors and other screens can become permanently harmed by water intrusion in Hackettstown, which can cause interior condensation. One method of controlling electrical losses is by maintaining electrics above the dew point. SERVPRO technicians can use a combination of portable temperature controllers and dehumidifiers to ensure that waterlogged equipment remains above the dew point. This method can provide enough time to enlist electrical specialists to restore any damaged electrical equipment.

What are special services available for specific equipment?

  • Document drying and recovery
  • Electrical repairs
  • Hardwood restoration
  • Acoustical ceiling drying

Is water contamination an issue with river overflow?

Exterior flooding, as a result of river overflow, has a high-risk of water contamination. When water travels several miles, it absorbs pathogens, bacterias, and pesticides on the route. These pesticides can enter your business premises alongside water and require expert attention. It is essential to act quickly when water intrusion occurs in your business because the longer water resides, the more it is absorbed by furnishings, floors, and drywall. Any building materials that absorb flood waters are equally contaminated. To contain the contamination, it is necessary to remove and replace wet items in your property. SERVPRO technicians can perform controlled demolitions to isolate and restore contaminated materials.

How can you contain flood water contamination?

  • Isolate areas with water intrusion avoiding entry or foot traffic
  • Establish decontamination areas and seal unaffected areas using polyethylene plastic sheets
  • Only enter an affected area with correct personal protective equipment that is decontaminated when leaving
  • Remove and replace any materials that come into contact with contamination

Do I need odor removal after flood intrusion?

We recommend that your business premises undergo both odor removal and air filtration. Floodwaters can carry with them unpleasant microbial bacteria, viruses, or mold as well as sewer gases. These pathogens can be dangerous through ingestion or inhalation. We can deploy air filtration devices (AFD) on your premises to filter out harmful bacteria or microorganisms. AFDs use a combination of five filters to pass air in an indoor environment. For larger business premises, we can deploy large exterior units ducting supply points and exhaust out of the building. Over several hours our team can filter out most particles from the air. We usually follow up any final restoration with industrial fumigation using ultra-low volume misters.

Do restorers help with insurance paperwork?

The instigation of an insurance claim has to be undertaken between the policyholder and their insurer. SERVPRO is a service that focuses on the physical restoration effort. However, we do record all inspections, moving of contents, cleaning, drying, and deodorization in real-time using a digital inventory. These inventories can be passed to your insurer during the process to take the stress out of your claim. We can also note the outcomes of any work undertaken at your business premises during the final stage walk-through. A walk-through involves a crew chief and a premises manager as we talk to you through the restoration procedure as well as any points of concern. We believe that communication is essential to functional restoration, so we encourage you to speak with our crew chiefs as much as possible during cleanup.

If your business needs immediate assistance to recover from flooding, contact SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900.

Firefighters Have Just Extinguished a Fire in My Hackettstown Property. Where Should I Begin After they Leave?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

The interior of a house has been fully destroyed by a fire Our experts can help you restore your property to its preloss state.

Contact SERVPRO’s Team of Experts to Restore Your Fire Damaged Hackettstown Property

If your property sustains fire damage, you need to act fast. After the firefighters put out the fire, secondary damages occur. However, SERVPRO can help minimize damage in your Hackettstown home if you contact us on time.

What are the precautions to take after a fire?

Fire leaves behind devastating effects that can have a severe impact on you and your family. Knowing what to do after a fire damages your Hackettstown home can set things in motion and help you put things back in order. That can help minimize secondary damages. Some essential precautions include:

    •    Prevent children from hanging around the affected area.
    •    Contact your insurance company.
    •    Secure your documents.

Do you restore the water damage as part of the fire damage restoration process?

At SERVPRO, we understand that water is useful for combating the flames. Therefore, our team can use our advanced equipment to extract water and eliminate moisture. If water is ignored for over 24-hours, mold can grow in the property, causing health effects to residents.

Can I clean soot and smoke residues?

Property owners attempt cleaning affected surfaces to avoid the cost of restoration. However, due to the lack of proper skills and access to the right equipment and tools, they may incur costly damages. Let our experts clean the residues using advanced products.

We clean surfaces that water-based products can affect or damage using dry cleaning products. For instance, we can use a dry-cleaning sponge to remove smoke residues from surfaces. This is a rubber sponge that does not contain any chemical products. It cleans through absorption and friction.

For washable surfaces, we can use water to clean them. The water may or may not contain a cleaning agent. Wet cleaning is an aggressive and effective procedure for dealing with moderate to heavy soiling. We can use this procedure to deal with oil-based greasy soils or residues on glossy painted or flat painted surfaces.

How do you deal with the charcoal-like odor?

Our professions are always thorough while cleaning and drying a property affected by fire damage. However, smoke odors can persist in your home. We can use a thermal fogger to eliminate the odors. This device vaporizes petroleum-based or solvent-based deodorizers to generate a fog that consists of minute chemicals. These particles make a fog that is almost the same as the smoke fires produce, and this enables the deodorizer to intermingle more effectively with odor-causing residues. Thermal fogs react chemically with the residues and eradicate the smell.

If you are a victim of fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900. Our experts can help you restore your property to its preloss state. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Who Can Help Me Restore a Flooded Property?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Consultant talking with a client No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Flood Damage is a Traumatic Event. SERVPRO Can Provide Guidance and Assistance to Residents During What is a Difficult and Stressful Time.

What is Flood Mitigation?

Water intrusion can have a devastating impact on your Hackettstown home from both the first event as well as the following days. Mitigation is a term we use for safeguarding the home against further harm while the restoration is prepared. These activities may include draining property of standing water, removing debris, and isolating and protecting wet contents. Due to the time-sensitive nature of flood mitigation, it is common for an estimate to be produced after the initial emergencies are under control. These can allow an adjuster to inspect the extent of the damage properly. In some situations, it is necessary to bring in third-party repairers. Restorers can create a safe working environment for plumbers, electricians, or remodelers to work. 

Is it dangerous to remain in a flooded property?

Most flooding from natural causes is considered at least a category three emergency. Category three flood damage in your Hackettstown home represents high water contamination, which could be harmful to your health, requiring you to evacuate the property temporarily. SERVPRO technicians may need to wear full-face respirators with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. Given that it is only safe to enter the home with full personal protective equipment (PPE), restorers play a vital role in removing contaminants, restoring indoor air quality, and deodorizing the structure. 

What materials need to be demolished for effective flood restoration?

- Building materials like drywall, baseboards, and trim

- Fittings that have absorbed contaminated water

- Fitted carpets, subfloor pads, and, in some cases, floorboards. 

Water contamination in your property could pose a severe threat to your health. To ensure the restoration of sanitary conditions in your home, contact SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900.

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Why Does My Hackettstown House Still Smell Like It is Burning After All the Fire Damage Is Gone?

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

Big fumes of smoke coming out of the second floor of a residential building Call us to schedule a deodorization consultation with one of our highly-qualified fire restoration crews.

Post-Fire Damage Hackettstown Deodorization Challenges Solved by SERVPRO’s Training and Experience

Removing fire residues after a blaze in your Hackettstown house also includes doing everything possible to eliminate odors. Although the cleanup of other types of fire damage presents a challenge, deodorization can be even more confounding. The bulk of the problem is the nature of odors, which are invisible to the eye and perceived differently by each individual who encounters them. Training in the mastery of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) international standards helps our deodorization specialists to build a foundation in the science and theory of odors and their elimination. These insights plus the use of advanced technologies can lead to successful outcomes, eliminating odors, and restoring the comfort of your home.

What Causes the Smells to Linger After Smoke and Residues Are Gone?

When our project managers and technicians arrive to assess and plan for abatement of the fire damage in your Hackettstown dwelling, odor elimination is on our mind from the very first step. Fire damage residues typically carry at least some unacceptable smell. Depending on the materials burned, the malodors can be significant. During our inspection of your home, we pay close attention to the fuels consumed by the fire for a couple of reasons:

    •    The materials we noticed were burned, and the surfaces soiled help guide us to select appropriate cleaning products and methods to eradicate the residues once remediation commences.
    •    The evaluation prepares us to take extra care when planning for residue cleaning, ensuring our crew members employ measures to minimize the possibility that any significant amount of odor-bearing soot remains in your home.

Making intelligent choices armed with the above knowledge can go a long way toward eliminating the underlying source of lingering fire damage odors. Removing the smelly material from your home is much more efficient and permanent than trying to cover up the odor emitting from the material.

What Is the Connection Between Residues and Combustion?

During combustion, few building materials or contents burn up completely. The incompletely burned materials remain inside your home as tiny particles of soot. They are too small to be seen by the naked eye, although quantities of soot particles together provide the color in smoke. They drift on air currents before eventually settling on floors, walls, ceilings, and furnishings as a toxic residue that can corrode and stain a wide range of building materials and contents.

Why Are the Fire Residues Foul Smelling?

While burning, the materials undergo a chemical transformation in response to the heat, oxygen levels, and time. Hazardous compounds arise as the temperature increases, and many of them are unpleasant in smell.  Odors begin to cause issues with occupants when particles remain, usually settled in cracks and crevices, sometimes still airborne, even after cleaning. Some particles get rubbed deep into surfaces, why professional cleanup with appropriate tools and products is critical. Porous materials like insulation, drywall, ceiling tiles, and even woodwork can absorb the smells. Changes in temperature and humidity levels vaporize the odors, amplifying the unwanted aromas.

Can Professional Soot Cleanup Reduce the Unwanted Odors?

Odors bond with the microscopic soot particles, meaning the smells reduce in intensity as the residue load reduces. Our IICRC-trained employees match the residues with the most efficient proprietary cleaners for the characteristics of the soot. Water-based residues clean off best with water-based soaps or detergents, dissolving and suspending the soot for disposal. Oil-based residues, including the protein-based coatings from kitchen fires, loosen most effectively with oil-based solvents and abrasives.

What Other Strategies Can Eliminate Fire Damage Odors?

The secret to deodorization is to try options, sometimes more than once, until the odor disappears. If thorough cleaning and disposal of fire debris is not enough to rid your home of persistent smells, our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) has additional resources that can help, altering the odor-bearing bits through chemical reactions:

Thermal fogging
Using a heated chamber attached to a broadcast spreading device, deodorants are combusted, breaking down into smaller particles. The resulting fog seeks out soot particles and pairs with them, rendering them neutral in smell.

Hydroxyl generators
The hydroxyls generated react with the odor-bearing particles, causing a change of the chemical composition of the soot at the molecular level. After the reaction, the particles no longer hold the malodor.

Why put up with lingering reminders of fire damage when SERVPRO of Warren County has many strategies to eliminate even challenging odors? Call us at (908) 454-3900 to schedule a deodorization consultation with one of our highly-qualified fire restoration crews.

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 Hackettstown, 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 Warren County today at (908) 454-3900 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.

Who Can I Count On For Cleanup After A Fire in My Hackettstown Tattoo Shop?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Fire isolated on black SERVPRO of Warren County’s team is equipped to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Ready to Mitigate Fire Damage in Your Hackettstown Business and Restore Your Property

Did you know that an estimated 40% of American adults have at least one tattoo? Maintaining a shop and keeping customers happy is work enough on its own. It can be overwhelming for busy shop owners when sudden disasters like fires occur in their facilities on top of their day-to-day obligations.

SERVPRO offers commercial fire damage cleanup for your Hackettstown tattoo shop that removes soot and debris and focuses on restoring your facility to its preloss condition. This team can also assist you in the claims filing process with photo, video, and written documentation of losses in your business.

How Does My Insurance Protect My Shop in the Event of Fire Damage?
Property coverage is a policy that protects your business assets, including merchandise, jewelry, chairs, tattoo guns, tables, and decor. This type of coverage is essential for replacing your building’s contents after a fire has occurred. Building insurance, on the other hand, is targeted at preserving the building itself rather than its contents. However, keep in mind that this coverage does not apply to leased commercial space.

SERVPRO works with both you and your adjuster to ensure that their cleanup process is compliant with your insurance policy and performed to code.

How Can SERVPRO Restore My Business After Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup?
Structural cleanup is a meticulous process that focuses on removing light soot deposits with dry cleaning sponges and gentle yet effective OSHA-approved cleaning solutions before focusing on more abrasive wet cleaning or immersion methods for heavier damages. Different materials burn in different ways, and SERVPRO has answers for everything from soot-filled vents to odors from burnt plastics.

SERVPRO of Warren County’s team is equipped to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (908) 454-3900 for service that can start at any time of the day or night.

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Can Gaps in My Exterior’s Siding Lead to Interior Water Damage?

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

big wet spots of water damage to drywall Hackettstown home gets help from SERVPRO with their water damage issues.

Yes, It Can. Don't Wait for the Rain to Pass, Call SERVPRO to Arrive at Your Hackettstown Property Swiftly

When rain beats on your roof and the outside of your Hackettstown residence, any deficiencies in the integrity of the envelope can leave parts of the interior damp, or even soaking wet. SERVPRO’s building crew can perform temporary protective measures, like covering the roof with a tarp and boarding up damaged sections of siding. These temporary measures can keep additional problems from developing and adding to the costs of restoration.

When restoring your property in Hackettstown, water removal equipment plays a dominant role in our work. When customers call SERVPRO as soon as possible after seeing damage to their home, it makes our rapid response even more effective. We always do this as rapidly as possible to reduce the ability of the invading water to create more damage and in ever-increasing areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Slightly-damaged materials that often deteriorate the fastest when not dried efficiently include:
• Drywall and other wall-materials including plaster,
• Subflooring, especially under appliances, larger fixtures, and inside walls,
• Electrical systems, and
• Many of your personal belongings.

SERVPRO’s equipment swiftly and efficiently removes water from the entire premises, allowing us to protect your possessions from costly destruction.

Restoring our customers’ property, both structural and personal items, generally carries a lower price tag than replacing the same things. Increasing the savings through restoration efforts that water removal allows includes the decreased amount of time required. Reducing the inconvenience involved lessens the amount of stress your family experiences.

Although some of our machines do make some noise when in use, we can often reduce this to a tolerable level. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of methods to ensure our customers’ satisfaction and that each job is performed to internationally-accepted standards. When openings in your house’s envelope permit rainwater to seep inside, we rely on our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training to eliminate the water and existing damage.

Call SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900 to get rainwater removed from your property in Washington Township, Oxford Township, or Belvidere. We treat our customers’ homes like our own when preventing and mitigating damage.

Does My Business Need to Close for Commercial Water Removal?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

"Caution wet floor" sign We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your business property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO can handle commercial water removal in Hackettstown properties and get businesses reopened quickly

There is not a one-size-fits-all cleanup method for commercial water cleanup after a pipe break, roof leak, or other reason water is suddenly affecting your property in Hackettstown. The decision to close should ultimately get based on whether or not the property is safe for use by employees and clients by asking yourself questions such as:

  • Is there any danger of slip and fall accidents?
  • Does the water have any potential for contamination?
  • Does the loss area have the potential for containment?

What is the Best Method for Commercial Water Removal? 

While your regular janitorial crew may have a wet/dry vacuum for small scale commercial water removal in local Hackettstown businesses and rental properties, this type of equipment does not have the pulling power to handle more massive water spills or extreme events like damage from flash floods. SERVPRO technicians have access to equipment such as:

  • Portable pumps to handle tight spaces
  • Ride-on units that use the weight of the technicians to put water out of carpet and padding
  • The use of truck-mounted water removal systems that can handle tens of thousands of gallons of water in short order
  • The practice of "dry passes' means going over an area more than once to ensure the maximum amount of moisture gets removed

Moving Stock Out When Needed 

In a warehouse or retail establishment where stocks get purchased and stored until the sale, items in storage in a back room or warehouse environment are money sitting out. If the water itself does not damage it, the exposure to elevated moisture can wreak havoc on paper and cardboard packaging. SERVPRO techs have a process they use called Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). The technicians go area by area and make a detailed list of every single item, its location, and photographs, and if needed, barcoding is available. After the restoration services complete, the techs bring everything back and return it to its original location.

Safety for All During Mitigation 

The goal during the cleanup from commercial water loss is always to get the business back to normal operations with as little disruption as possible. When feasible, SERVPRO can work while the company is open for business by partitioning off the loss area, so neither employees nor clients walk through the area. However, the downside to this scenario is the equipment can be loud and disruptive. When the water loss has aged into gray or black water, which may contain harmful bacteria or is from a sewage backup, coming into contact or aspiration of airborne water vapor droplets can be detrimental, and the business will need to close during cleanup and restoration. 

Drying Slab Concrete Floors

The majority of commercial storage areas have slab floors. They sometimes have glue-down carpet or laminate tiles, but often that loses adhesion from water exposure and requires drying underneath before any reinstallation can occur. Due to the porous nature of concrete, some residual moisture usually remains embedded after extraction. The technicians rely on the power of the air movers to create the chain reaction from high-velocity air that causes the moisture within the slab to rise where the dehumidifiers capture it. 

Cleaning and Special Considerations 

Once the premises confirm as dry through equipment readings, the final cleanup begins with a detailed wipedown of the loss area using antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners. This proactive treatment inhibits any germination of airborne mold spores that may be present and halts the potential for infestation before it starts. When water wicks into the sheetrock, rather than removing the entire piece, the technicians carefully measure several inches above the water line and cut it away cleanly. These are known as "flood cuts," and they stop any further wicking of moisture into the building materials. When it is time for repairs, the replacement of the removed sheetrock is fast and easy.

If any computer equipment or other electronics appear to have any damage from water exposure, the techs can arrange for an industry professional to inspect the devices before they get reused. This step assists in limiting the potential for accidentally damaging electronics. 

Move Back In and Set-Up

Calling upon the information in the CCIS that SERVPRO techs set up when they moved out items, it makes it easy to bring the things back into the property and put them precisely in their previous places so the business can get back to their typical day to day routine.

SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900 stands ready to assist local properties with any size needed commercial water removal. They have the experience, education, and advanced equipment to restore any size loss to its pre-water damage condition.

What Does Water Restoration Entail for My Washington Township Home?

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

Helping Our Customers in Washington Township to Understand Our Restoration Process Makes It More Efficient and Less Disruptive.

The term water restoration can get used to describe multiple areas of the recovery effort we provide area homes and businesses. Understanding our process can offer some peace of mind to customers that might feel nervous relinquishing control of the situation to our trusted professionals.

From content management to water cleanup in Washington Township homes, we have to meet all of the needs of your property beginning the moment we arrive. We can offer a variety of emergency services when specific tasks must occur before anything else. These can even come before helpful scoping and damage assessment phases. In most situations, the primary elements of all our restoration projects include:

    •    Scoping
    •    Mitigation
    •    Cleaning
    •    Reconstruction if Necessary

How Does Scoping Help Water Restoration Professionals?
Scoping is a vital process because it helps all of the later technicians working on the site understand the magnitude of the damage and the migration of water loss effects throughout the property. Using SERVPRO DryBook technology, we can document where moisture pockets are, the equipment necessary, and regularly monitor changes in the condition of the property.

What Happens During Mitigation?
Extraction
This portion of recovery involves the removal of surface water and much of the denser concentrations of absorbed water in flooring materials like carpets.

Drying
While a very general term, drying encompasses moisture removal from the property, including its structural elements and contents. We can utilize tools like air movers, dehumidifiers, and other evaporation equipment to accomplish this.

Controlled Demolition
Our in-house contractors can determine the need for discarding overly damaged materials. By only removing the damaged portions, we can make reconstruction more efficient and cost-effective.

While there are many questions that you might have about restoration, we can answer them as well as help to make water losses, “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Warren County team a call today at (908) 454-3900.

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Can Fire-Damaged Carpets in Hackettstown Homes Get Saved?

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage in bedroom SERVPRO knows exactly what to do after a fire in your Hackettstown home.

Our SERVPRO Team Has Advanced Cleaning Approaches for Fire-Damaged Surfaces

While the walls and ceiling of your Hackettstown home can show a lot of soot and smoke damage after a structure fire, areas like your carpet can also be worse for wear. Our team of technicians can assess the full extent of damage to determine if it is possible to preserve carpeting using sophisticated cleaning approaches or if it is necessary to remove and reinstall these materials.

Soot and residues can come to rest on the fibers of carpets, and this situation can become even more problematic with traffic that moves the effects of fire damage throughout Hackettstown homes. We pre-test solutions to ensure that efforts like preconditioning and hot water extraction improve the look and functionality of carpeted areas in your home. This advanced cleaning approach might not always be feasible in heavily damaged areas.

How do I know what can get restored? 

  • Content management of your belongings
  • On-site testing and inspection
  • Scoping done with initial evaluations

Fire losses can be destructive, but our SERVPRO of Warren County team can help at (908) 454-3900.

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