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Water Cleanup In Your Clinton Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Water-related damages can spread throughout a home quickly.

Off-site Contents Cleaning Services for Water Cleanup in your Clinton Home

When water scenarios develop in your home, there are several tasks needed to return it to a preloss condition. Microbes are present in all forms of water, and they can cause stagnation, dry rot, mold growth, or form harmful bacteria and viruses. When there is water intrusion in your property, the areas most affected are likely to be your contents as well as porous structural materials like plyboard, drywall, or insulation. Our company operates special content cleaning services at a climate-controlled storage facility to help bring your home and contents back to normal.

Residents may look for professional water cleanup in Clinton when their possessions or home show signs of water contamination. These signs may manifest in murky waters, unpleasant odors, or visible signs of debris. Everyday household items like upholstery, textiles, carpets, fabrics, and clothing can all take on moisture and with it any potential contamination. On sites where water is widespread, and contamination levels are high, SERVPRO crew chiefs may decide to perform contents cleaning off-site to improve the efficiency of the restoration.

When preparing to move contents from one-site to the other, SERVPRO technicians take thorough documentation of items and group them into categories of urgency. Rush items may be items that need immediate restoration because they are an essential part of everyday living. Wet items are separated to avoid cross-contamination with dry materials. Items that need further assessment to distinguish whether or not they are fully restorable are also separated. Our storage centers are large enough to transport an entire home's worth of possessions off-site for urgent cleaning.

On arrival, SERVPRO technicians can begin to immediately dry wet items as well as quarantine items that may cause cross-contamination- mold or contaminated materials need separate cleaning. Your remaining possessions can be split into those needing mechanical Esporta washing, those in need of immersion cleaning, or upholstery and rug cleaning. When your items are clean and dry, we can return them to the same rooms in your house that we took them from to keep your restoration as stress-free as possible.

Water-related damages can spread throughout a home quickly. For extensive contents cleaning, contact SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County at (908) 788-8770.

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Did Your Clinton Hotel Suffer a Water Loss Event?

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked outside of facility Our Green Fleet is always on call and ready to go to restore your water damage emergencies.

Drying Out Carpeting in Guest Rooms of Your Clinton Hotel 

The reputation of your Clinton hotel hinges on the experience that you can provide guests staying at your facility. Part of this positive experience is keeping renovations, remodeling, and emergency disaster restoration from the public eye and as contained as possible. Water losses that can happen from broken sprinkler heads or broken plumbing fixture supply lines can make a mess of your rooms that requires not only extraction but also expert drying strategies. 

Many of the exposed materials and fixtures can show a need for water removal in your Clinton hotel. Considering that water is likely to pool and collect on the flooring, areas like the carpeting can quickly become saturated. Wet carpets require specific attention from both the premier equipment that our SERVPRO professionals bring to the scene and other strategies that might also be necessary, as the removal of saturated padding or surface layers. 

Even when more direct extraction is necessary for tiled bathroom areas, damage in the upper floors of your hotel limits the available extraction tools and equipment for the restoration. Electric sump pumps are a portable solution, though our technicians lean most heavily on vacuums to remove the bulk of the threat. These are also the power behind weighted extraction equipment and carpet wands.

Light carpet wands can be instrumental in preventing the migration of water to adjacent rooms or levels beneath the damaged unit. We can use moisture meters to determine the severity of water damage to decide the best approach to removing trapped water. These solutions might include floating the carpet with low-profile centrifugal air movers or other options designed to make a recovery as efficient and cost-effective as possible. 

Because of the focused efforts of our professionals, once mitigation work begins, we can often limit the affected areas. The objective of hotel water losses is limiting the effect on the guests during the drying and cleaning. With our experience and training in the recovery process, our SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County team can help. Contact anytime that you need us at (908) 788-8770. 

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Avoid Delays With Storm Damage Remediation in Clinton

2/9/2020 (Permalink)

storm damaged roof Storm damage can affect the structure of your home and allow water to come in. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation options.

Applied Structural Drying Technicians for Clinton homes with Storm Flood Damage

Tempestuous weather conditions can break windows, doors or roofing with relative ease. These violent weather events which damage the structure of your home can quickly get out of hand as rainwater or floodwaters enter the home and begin causing harm to both structure and contents. Prioritize your own safety before calling in a company that you can trust with the restoration of your home. We have over 25 years of combined experience in the restoration industry and a first-hand knowledge of how to correctly restore a building from start to finish. 

You can contact our team twenty four hours a day to arrange for storm flood damage restoration of your Clinton home. Typically our process begins with an over the phone assessment which allows us to get a preliminary understanding of the type of equipment and expertise you need to restore your house to its preloss condition. Our roster of technicians spans water restoration technicians (WRT,) Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians and Odor Control Technicians (OCT.) With diverse skill sets of SERVPRO restorers we are confident of completing your restoration on time and on budget. 

The skills of an ASD technician are useful in situations where flooding is widespread and affects the structure of your home. These situations may include standing water levels, groundwater flooding or when water is present in the home beyond 72 hours. Water naturally migrates from one area to another. In a home environment this can mean that a flooded kitchen, quickly escalates into cavity flooding or subfloor damage. SERVPRO can provide specialist technicians with state-of-the-art drying equipment to manage your restoration requirements. 

Wet cavities in the home can cause microbial growth issues, unpleasant odors or the weakening of structure itself. Generally the issue is that cool, moist air enters the cavity along with a body of water. Since the cavity has no natural light, heat or airflow the water can stagnate or cause rot. Ventilating these areas is achievable using negative or positive air pressure via an injectidry system. SERVPRO technicians generally use positive air flow to blast warm dry air into the cavity but in some cases, where there is no water contamination for example, we may use negative air pressure to suck air from the cavity. 

Storm flooding can lead to a plethora of property issues that affect the structure as well as the indoor air quality of your home. Contact SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County at (908) 788-8770 now.

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Our Certified Experts Are Committed To Restoring Your Clinton Home After A Fire

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

The room in this house is covered by and soot and smoke damage Our professionals are ready 24/7 to respond to your call and we have state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to restore your home right away.

Salvageability of Fire-Damaged Materials in Clinton Homes

After a fire loss incident, everything in a Clinton home can appear irreparably damaged and unsalvageable, but this is not usually the case. Depending on the severity of the fire loss incident, much of the materials in the ignition area can become the most heavily affected in the house. These are the materials most in danger of collapse and degradation, not to mention the most considerable contributions to lingering odors and circulating soot particles and debris.

Determining the salvageability of materials and contents amongst the fire damage in Clinton homes is the responsibility of our trained project manager during the initial inspection and scoping of the work to get done. Along with the input of our customers, we can work to provide a restoration baseline to determine what must happen to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened,” for your property. A balance between restoration and controlled demolition is vital to efficient recovery.

In-House Restoration 

There are many materials and contents within a fire-damaged property that our SERVPRO professionals can restore with the right response and techniques. From moving at-risk items to a safer location and cleaning off settled soot particles on a surface to utilizing thermal fogging for reducing lingering odors in burned areas, there are many ways restoration can happen on-site. We have premier cleaning products and tools, which can offer a variety of approaches, including foam cleaning, wet/dry cleaning, and abrasive techniques like soda or media blasting.

Content Management (Pack-Out) 

For your personal belongings, furniture, and other treasures that cannot get restored on-site, we have other measures that can get taken. With our nearby SERVPRO facility, we can transport soot and smoke damaged items after a fire to our warehouse for immersion cleaning, deodorization, and other restorative practices.

No matter how devastating a fire loss in your home might be, our SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County team can help. We have more than 25 years of experience in the restoration industry and can help to overcome the damaging effects of destructive loss incidents in your house. Give us a call anytime you need us at (908) 788-8770.

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Our Technicians Discuss Addressing Key Drying Factors In Clinton

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Addressing Key Drying Factors for Clinton Homes

There is an intricate science involved with drying out water loss incidents that occur in Clinton homes. As challenging as it can seem to get ahead of the migrating water effects, this obstacle must get addressed on three different fronts. Successful drying of saturated materials and surface water involves controlling the humidity in the environment, the airflow throughout the affected region of the house, and the temperature of the damaged space.

Getting control of water damage in Clinton homes begins with addressing the moisture content in the environment. Elevated humidity can substantially slow the drying process. We have many devices that can determine the moisture content of the environment, so we can know the right balance of air movers and dehumidifiers that must get placed throughout the building to both counteract current humidity concerns and the continued efficient drying of the structure.

Airflow is another essential element in restoring your home after a water loss incident. In some situations, too much airflow can be a challenge for adequate drying, while in other scenarios, proper ventilation can be a benefit to drying. These determinations get made during the scoping of the job by our SERVPRO project manager who walks through the damaged site before our technicians arrive to begin mitigation and restoration actions. From opening windows to constructing containment barriers, there are many ways to manipulate airflow to maximize efficient drying.

The right temperature can make all of the difference in drying. Not only do wet surfaces provide a barrier of cooler air, but cold conditions outside of the house can also become a hindrance to effective drying inside without adequate power. We arrive with portable electric heaters and other area heaters to both improve surface temperatures for efficient drying and to provide a comfortable living space until restoration efforts complete.

The science of drying your damaged home is a balancing act between the temperature of the work area, available airflow, and the humidity. Regulating all three of these conditions can help to improve the efficiency of recovery for the property. Our SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County can help; however, you need by calling (908) 788-8770.

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Why Clinton communities depend on SERVPRO for all services.

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

A black banner with the word SERVPRO on it. Let SERVPRO show you why we will always be your best choice for remediation Clinton.

Clinton, we have your residents and businesses covered, we can break it down for you why.

With more than 25 years of combined experience in facets of the restoration industry, our SERVPRO team continues to grow and expand. More than just the fundamental niches of water, fire, mold, and storm recovery, Clinton residents have also been helped through natural disasters, post-construction cleaning, and biohazard recovery. Disasters do not wait for the convenient times to strike, and that is why you can expect our team members to remain active 24/7 to respond to emergencies as promptly as possible. With thousands of homes in Hunterdon County, it has become a valuable trait that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire

Being the fastest to traumatic situations like fire damage in Clinton homes is only part of practical restoration efforts. Our emergency services provide real-time solutions for damaged properties that seek to reduce costly secondary or continued loss effects in the house. Before proper mitigation ever starts, we can focus on damages like water losses from extinguishment efforts that can develop into microbial threats, and we can begin documenting loss for content management techniques for off-site recovery and restoration of personal belongings.

Fire damages vary from one Clinton home to the next, and that is why our SERVPRO team must stay diligently prepared for any loss effect that might exist. Continued in-house training and education through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) ensure that we can provide our customers with the modern techniques and practices that can save time and money on already costly professional restoration.

Deodorization and soot removal are two areas after a fire in Clinton homes where our professionals can utilize advanced technologies and potent products to restore affected surfaces. From soda blasting countertops to remove light residues to agitation cleaning practices to safely remove sediment and debris without staining, we can make fire losses less time consuming and expensive to restore.

Storm

There is no calm portion of the year where severe storm events do not threaten Clinton homes. With the extreme temperature drops expected in the middle of winter to the torrential rainfall and hurricane-level systems tearing through the city, our SERVPRO professionals must stay ready for whatever damage can result. Because flooding can so readily occur after harsh weather events, a team with effective extraction and drying equipment available can benefit your property.

Extraction is one of the most challenging mitigation tasks after flood losses and storm damage in Clinton homes. Depending on the severity of the situation, we have numerous units that can work to continually pull water from the flooring of affected areas and discharge it to nearby drains. Electric sump pumps, for example, provide a continual, quiet draw of standing water without excessive power demands.

Containment and decontamination practices can help to protect exposed surfaces and contents of your Clinton home from potential bacteria, microbes, and foreign substances that exist in standing floodwater. Our technicians can utilize potent cleaning and antibacterial products to eliminate microorganisms on exposed surfaces while drying gets underway.

Mold

Mold can result from several sources in your home, and that is what makes initial scoping of the jobs so essential. Our SERVPRO project management can dictate the extent of moisture damage and its location in a Clinton home so that the appropriate measures get taken to reduce humidity, dampness, and other catalysts to microbial growth. Long-term solutions can begin with a proper diagnosis of the cause of dampness.

The cleaning and deodorization phases of remediation can be among the longest-lasting and vital of the entire process. Colonization in your Clinton home can emit a harsh, musty odor that penetrates walls and materials, moving considerable distances from areas of highest mold concentration. Our thermal fogging, hydroxyl machines, air scrubbers, and ozone generators can all play different roles in improving the indoor air quality from a higher volume of mold spores as well as reducing the presence of pungent odors.

Remediation is an intricate process and requires unique and advanced technologies. Clearing surfaces of surface mold can often noticeably reduce harsh odors and the concentration of active spores. Soda blasting and other abrasive cleaning tactics can remove mold colonization in Clinton homes without damaging the host material, while simultaneously helping to reduce the emission of odors and volatile organic compounds.

Water

The first 48 hours of a water loss incident are the most critical for recovery. During this period, water damage is still mainly on the surface of the materials and contents of your Clinton home. Surface moisture and water are the simplest effects to remedy with our extractors and rapid drying solutions. Once this moisture has penetrated materials and saturated through its composition, it can become more challenging to preserve these installed elements.

Drying out water damage in Clinton homes relies on our large inventory of air movers, dehumidifiers, and specialty moisture removal tools. Our experienced professionals can balance the presence of these tools to ensure that materials do not become overly dried and damaged from the other side of this spectrum. Consistent monitoring can help in this process, which includes detection devices such as surface moisture meters, thermography, and probing moisture detectors. Maintaining an understanding of our progress can ensure that our team is always doing everything possible to maintain our set restoration pace.

Many water losses require controlled demolition and reconstruction, and our SERVPRO professionals can help with focused cleaning efforts after these phases. Effective cleaning processes after drying, including vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, and deodorization can be vital in making one of these emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Residues are another concern that can lead to permanent staining if not addressed promptly with premium cleaning agents in Clinton homes.

As a local team of professionals capable of responding quickly to an emergency that affects your Clinton area home or business, we have a stronger chance of helping our customers before the situation has reached extremes. With our level of experience and continued training in the restoration niches, you can count on our SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County team for a focused and confident approach for almost any threat your residence faces. Give us a call today at (908) 788-8770.

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Let Our Experts Help After A Flood In Clinton

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Flood Damage In Clinton

When storms roll through, high winds can do a lot of damage in addition to lots of rain that causes flooding of homes and businesses. Debris carried by the winds can punch holes in roofs and even through walls. Heavy rain can introduce lots of water through these roof punctures, with water flooding through several units in a multi-tenant building.

SERVPRO has been responding to commercial flood damage events in Clinton and surrounding areas for many years. We have years of restoration experience covering water damage from floods, heavy rainstorms, water leaks, wind damage as well as fire damage. We're available 24 / 7 and usually respond in less than four hours to provide flood damage mitigation and restoration services.

Multiple Unit Water Damage from Roof Puncture
Multi-tenant buildings are particularly vulnerable to flooding from roof punctures during a storm. Once a hole is opened in the roof, water pours in and spreads over the ceiling, flows into wall cavities, and spreads from unit to unit. In many cases, the water may spread to multiple units on multiple floors!

As soon as it is safe, SERVPRO can add tarps to the roof to prevent additional water from pouring into the open puncture. Surface water can then be vacuumed up from carpeting and hard surface floors. We use moisture detectors to check for water and moisture inside the walls. Access holes are sometimes needed to remove pooled water inside wall cavities and to apply dry air into these areas to absorb moisture.

SERVPRO also recommends that wet attic insulation is removed and replaced. Attic insulation can be challenging to dry, and the insulation may have compressed in areas where water penetrated, compromising the insulating capacity of the material.

Our SERVPRO technicians can investigate all areas potentially affected by water and moisture. Removing all moisture prevents the growth of mold and further damage to wall materials and structures.

Call SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County at (908) 788-8770 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Flemington, Whitehouse Station, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Clinton Flood Damage Restoration Services

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Our axial fans, air movers and dehumidifiers working in a basement after flood damage struck We use advanced equipment like axial fans to handle flood damage as well as air movers, and dehumidifiers to secure the structure.

Flood Damage Clinton – Checking for Moisture

Anytime moisture is allowed to remain inside a wall, or under a floor, there is a risk of mold and even structural issues if the wood frame begins to lose tensile strength. Many consumers may clean up after a flood removing debris from the flood, perhaps even throwing out carpeting and items that were damaged. But what about moisture in the subfloor and inside walls?

SERVPRO has been providing flood damage services in Clinton and has over 25 years of experience. Our team of certified technicians understands how much damage hidden moisture pockets can do. We have the latest equipment to find these pockets of moisture. We use a combination of penetrating moisture meters, infrared cameras, moisture sensors, as well as thermos Hygrometers to identify and remove all of the potential trouble spots.

Moisture Sensors

The carpet and underpad may appear to be dry, but what about the subfloor. A moisture meter is used to probe through the carpet and underpad to the subfloor. It verifies the removal of all moisture. If moisture is detected, SERVPRO may lift the carpet to blow dry air over the subfloor to remove the additional moisture.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

These cameras document moisture areas at the beginning of a project. Also, at the end of the project to confirm that all of the moisture is gone. Damp materials that appear to be dry on the surface demonstrate a different surface temperature compared to nearby areas that are dry. Different surface temperatures are an indication of moisture inside the wall or floor.

Moisture Meters

Moisture meters are used to determine the level of moisture inside materials. For example, wood floors, while dry on the surface, may contain high moisture levels, which can cause cupping and splintering if the moisture is not removed.

Thermo-hygrometers

These devices measure the relative humidity and temperature of air masses inside rooms, basements, or commercial premises. Thermos-hygrometers are also used to verify humidity levels of air exhausted from dehumidifiers and HVAC systems.

SERVPRO uses all of these devices to make sure that all areas touched by flood damage are dry and cannot cause mold infestations or damage structural elements at a later time.

Call SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County at (908) 788-8770 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Flemington, Whitehouse Station, Lambertville, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Recovery Basics in Lebanon

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

Home engulfed in flames. SERVPRO knows all the basics for your fire damage in Lebanon.

SERVPRO knows all the basics for your fire damage in Lebanon.

Nothing can prepare you for the devastation of a fire in your Lebanon home. You would expect limited charring and a smoky smell near the ignition site, especially if the fire was doused quickly. But the widespread nature of residues and odors from even a supposedly minor fire can shock the uninitiated. In broad terms, you can expect the following response from our professional mitigation and remediation experts when responding to your request for help.

Safety Considerations And Water Removal  

The first phase of recovering from fire damage in Lebanon includes securing the premises and assessing the extent of the harm. Nearly every fire scene requires management of the now-contaminated water used to knock down the flames before other tasks are safe to complete. Anything from a water-slick surface to several inches of contaminated fluids creates slip and fall hazards and the risk of exposure to electrical shock, toxic substances, and hidden debris risks. Our full-spectrum disaster response capability permits our crews to complete the water containment and disposal phase safely and lawfully before transitioning to other cleanup needs.

Evaluating Residues 

Depending on the fuels the fire consumed, the availability of oxygen during the burn, the types of surfaces attracting the soot, and how firefighters extinguished the blaze, fire cleanup strategies differ. SERVPRO experts run through an evaluative protocol on each job:

  • Find the residues
  • Characterize the residues
  • Consider the kind of surfaces affected
  • Capture the residues 
  • Remove the residues
  • Dispose of the residues, adhering to best practices and local regulations

Choosing Appropriate Cleaning Methods

Some residues present as loose particles like ash. It is crucial to vacuum, dry sponge, or sweep up these dry residues quickly before the introduction of any wet cleaning agents. Moisture smears the dry debris, causing them to stain surfaces. Others are complex amalgams of incompletely combusted materials mixed with oil or water-based substances. These residues can adhere tightly to building materials, needing balancing of temperature, agitation, chemical actions, and dwell time to loosen and suspend in a solution for final rinsing and removal.

The highly-qualified team of managers and technicians from SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County are ready to clear your home of fire damage residues fast. Call (908) 788-8770 for an assessment as soon as the firefighters wind up their work.

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Lebanon Home Suffered Water Damage? Don't Despair, Call SERVPRO for Help

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Gloves and carpet cutter with Beige carpet and multi color pad pulled back from wall to check subfloor SERVPRO technicians test the fibers and check the pad and subfloor to determine if wet carpet can be dried in place.

Pros and Cons of In-Place Carpet Drying after Water Damage in Lebanon Homes

Most homeowners agree the carpet they have installed in their home is an investment. When water damage happens, their first thought may quickly go to the pain of replacing the floor covering. The good news is, if the water is clean and extraction efforts begin promptly, there is a good chance for restoration. 

SERVPRO technicians always try to limit disruptions within Lebanon homes after water damage; one way is drying the carpet and pad without removing it from the property. In cases where the carpet suffered a water spill, there are both pros and cons for drying it in place. 

Pros of Drying Carpet In-Place

  • Lessens upheaval in the home during mitigation
  • Furniture remains in place
  • Carpet has less potential for damage since it does not require removal and the seams do not require cutting
  • Deep cleaning restores the fullness to the fibers

Cons of Drying Carpet In-Place

  • This type of drying requires more equipment and often increases the drying time needed
  • Requires careful monitoring for mold growth
  • Requires close monitoring to ensure the subfloor does not receive damage from moisture; difficulty in drying the padding

Factors SERVPRO Considers Before Drying in Place

If the water cleanup efforts began later than 48 hours, the water has degraded and requires handling and possible disposal as a biohazard. Before technicians decide the drying and cleaning method, they test the fibers to determine the best application for cleaning and restoration. If there is evidence of subfloor damage or multiple layers of flooring, the carpet is not a candidate for in-place drying. 

The materials that make up the pad matter in determining whether or not to dry in place. If the organic fibers such as jute or hair are part of the construction of the pad, it requires special handling and is not a viable material for in-place drying. For saturated, foam-type padding, removal may be more expedient and less costly than utilizing the in-place drying method. 

SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County at (908) 788-8770 cleans up and restores properties with water damage. We use the latest advanced methods and technology in the industry to make it, "Like it never even happened."

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