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Floodwaters Causing Damage to your Textiles and Upholstery?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" Our storm damage technicians have the equipment and experience to restore your home and belongings to pre-damage condition.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Recovery Technicians Can Return your Morris Plains Contents to Pre-loss condition.

What are the sensitive fabrics?

Sensitive fabrics in your Morris Plains home can not only sustain damage from water intrusions but also through common practice cleaning methods. A sensitive fabric may be one that could shrink or dry with the introduction of wet-cleaning methods. These fabrics may also have unique weaves, fibers, or material construction that requires special cleaning methods. At SERVPRO, we understand that sensitive fabrics are often the most cherished in the home and know how to restore your contents to a good condition after flooding. Cleaning sensitive materials can take time, but is often more cost-efficient than getting a replacement, especially for textiles that hold specific sentimental value.

What techniques are used to clean sensitive fabrics?

Using multiple non-aggressive cleaning methods repeatedly rather than opting for an aggressive measure that could harm the fabric.

Thoroughly pre-testing fabrics such as tapestries or brocades ensure that color bleeding does not occur from product use.

Treating fabrics that do bleed solely with dry-cleaning methods or emulsion powders to remove soiling. 

What materials shrink when wet?

When flood damage strikes your Morris Plains home, many of your fabrics may have exposure to liquid water or humidity moisture. Natural materials like wool and cotton can shrink in the presence of water. SERVPRO technicians can act fast to dry these contents to minimize the potential for shrinkage. We can also opt for cleaning methods that use minimal moisture and take extra care to dry these contents before shrinking takes effect by using venting fans, air-movers, or light-extraction equipment. 

What products and methods are suitable for sensitive fabric contents restoration?

Low moisture techniques such as dry toweling, foam cleaning in combination with air-movers to speed up drying.

Avoid using oxidizing bleaches as these can permanently harm natural fibers. If necessary, use a reducing bleach.

Identify fabric patterns for potential issue indicators. Brighter colors, reverse patterning, and glazes could indicate that wet-cleaning causes harm. 

Getting your home back after a flooding event involves restoring both the structure and the contents. Contact SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100.

What Effect Does Moisture Have on Structural Elements in Morris Plains?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Moisture Can Cause Water Damage to Morris Plains Homes That Experience Water Intrusions

Morris Plains is a quaint borough in New Jersey that is a bedroom community to many people commuting to New York City. Like any town, it has its share of burst pipes, faulty appliances, and water leaks. This can result in water damage not only to the content of the home but the structure as well. Getting professional help fast is key to preventing serious damage to the residence.

What is the Difference Between Primary & Secondary Damage?
Primary damage occurs when materials come in direct contact with water. Secondary damage takes place when materials get damaged by water vapor, mold infestations, and cosmetic changes that reduce the aesthetics of the surface material. Certain materials are more susceptible to secondary damage than others.

Primary Damage includes problems such as delamination of carpet backings, swelling or buckling of hardwood floors, and rusting of metal surfaces. Secondary damages may include moist and crumbling ceiling tiles, wallpaper softening, and mold growth.

You cannot prevent water damage from direct contact in every situation. But issues resulting from water vapor can be prevented by fast mitigation. SERVPRO technicians who provide water cleanup in Morris Plains use a precise ratio of air movers to dehumidifiers. This ensures the air movers do not push the moisture into the air faster than the dehumidifiers can remove it.

How are Drywall & Insulation Impacted?
The insulating power of the home’s insulation gets lessened by moisture. Depending on the extent of the water damage and the type of insulation involved, it may need removing. Fiberglass insulation is made of a non-porous material that allows it to be dried successfully in many cases. This restores its effectiveness. There are mitigating factors that can prevent the successful drying of fiberglass installation, such as vapor barriers, which slow the process. It is challenging to dry insulation in ceiling cavities and enclosed walls. SERVPRO technicians have the equipment and experience to determine the best procedure for removing moisture from structural elements.

Drywall cavities require ventilation to dry properly. Technicians can implement techniques such as:
    •    Removing baseboards
    •    Drilling holes between the studs
    •    Forcing air into holes to increase evaporation
    •    Controlled demolition of saturated areas

Moisture meters help determine if there is moisture in the walls. Other detection equipment adds insight to the amount, water migration, and developing mold issues.

What Key Factors Play a Role in Drying?
Drying a home as quickly as possible is always our goal. But specific components play a role in how the building gets dried and by what methods. During water cleanup, SERVPRO crews take all aspects of the process into consideration to determine optimum drying procedures. This includes:
•    Extraction – Removing as much water as is possible by using pumps, extraction wands, rovers, and other equipment. It is easier to remove water physically than to remove it from the air.
•    Humidity – Relative humidity (RH) is the amount of moisture in the air, at a given temperature, at the moment tested. The ideal RH range is 30% - 60%.
•    Air Movement – Damp, humid air slows evaporation. Blowing warm, dry air with air movers helps push the damp air out and is crucial to proper drying.
•    Temperature – The temperature in the home needs to be between 70 degrees and 90 degrees. Technicians can use portable heaters or air conditioners to bring the residence to the required temperature.

Our technicians are well-trained in understanding the role each of these plays in water restoration to a home. Industrial strength equipment and advanced technology provide the tools in which to implement that knowledge. When you hire SERVPRO, you know you are getting a team with the experience and expertise to do the job well.

What Does Water Damage Do to Items Such as Furniture?
Not all water intrusions are severely damaging to the furniture, but it can have an impact, even in minor ways. Kitchens may have tables, chairs, and cabinets that come in contact with water. Couches, chairs, drapes, and carpets may be affected in other areas of the home. Moisture can cause:
    •    Stained upholstery
    •    Warped and buckled wood items
    •    Rusted metal if not dealt with promptly
    •    Waterlogged cushions and linens
    •    Potential mold growth on damp items

There is always the possibility of hidden water damage as moisture can migrate into unseen areas. This often impacts structural elements. It is critical to get professional water cleanup to avoid more significant problems than initially occurred. Let SERVPRO provide an assessment of your situation and recommend a course of water cleanup action.

Contact SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100 for professional water cleanup service. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: General: 13VH06046200.  We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Does Fuller’s Earth Help with Smells after Fire Damage?

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

Inside of SERVPRO facility; SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked along wall and SERVPRO vehicle Smoke damage lingers long after the fire has been extinguished. We have the equipment to restore your home. We are always available to take your call.

Morris Plains Homeowners are Concerned About Smoke Odors After Fire Damage  

Most homeowners around the country, including Morris Plains, worry about a blaze breaking out in their house. The thought of the damage and the costly repairs is terrible. However, if a disaster occurs, SERVPRO is on hand to help. 

Our customers often let us know that one of their main concerns after fire damage to their Morris Plains home is the smell. Anyone unfortunate enough to suffer a house fire knows that the smoke odor can stay around for a long time.

Our customers often let us know that one of their main concerns after fire damage to their Morris Plains home is the smell. Anyone unfortunate enough to suffer a house fire knows that the smoke odor can stay around for a long time. 

Why are smoke odors so hard to eliminate? 

When organic materials burn, they create soot, the sticky black substance that covers surfaces after a fire. Soot gets absorbed into porous materials such as: 

  • Organic textiles like cotton and wool
  • Wooden furniture
  • Fire-damaged plastic that bubbles and becomes porous 

Because soot penetrates the material, getting rid of the smell is challenging. Deodorization is an integral part of SERVPRO’s work because we know your home will not feel like your own while it stinks of smoke. 

What is Fuller’s earth, and how does it help?  

Fuller’s earth is a clay material, usually palygorskite or bentonite, which has deodorizing properties. It has a variety of uses in everything from the military to the film industry. For the restoration industry, it is the active ingredient in Instant Odor Counteractant Pellets, which we use to deodorize homes after fire damage. Counteractant pellets can be used in different ways: 

  • A small amount placed in a remote area like a closet
  • Placed in shallow pans in larger rooms to deodorize the entire space
  • In the intake of furnaces or air conditioners to deodorize the whole home 

Fuller’s earth is a potent deodorizer – two ounces of pellets is enough to remove smells from 160 square feet of floor space.  

We can also use counteractant pellets in conjunction with other deodorizers such as charcoal filters, air scrubbers, thermal fogging, or ULV misting. 

If you are worried about smells after a fire, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100.

Are There Fire Damage Issues that Necessitate Hiring A Professional To Handle Fire Restoration?

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Roof on fire Our fire damage experts can have your home back to its original state, “Like it never even happened”.

A Professional Team from SERVPRO Can Handle Fire Restoration at Your Montville Property, Preventing Many Simple Mistakes That Lead To Unnecessary Complications.

You probably think of hiring a professional fire restoration team as something to do because you do not have the means or time needed to handle the damage left at your Montville home. Sometimes, it is what you might consider simple aspects of restoration that make such a decision necessary.  

Which simple issues can complicate fire restoration at a Montville home?

  • Moving around the house without taking protective measures
  • Unplanned washing of walls and other surfaces
  • Washing upholstery or carpets
  • Failure to protect chrome and metallic items

Unrestricted movement by people around a fire-damaged property can change the situation by spreading soils around or impregnating them on materials such as upholstery, woodwork, and walls. When you handle restoration on your own, you might have a hard time controlling movements since friends and family may want to come over to see the damage and give you advice on what to do. When our SERVPRO team takes over the restoration of your property, we can limit unnecessary movements since we send a small team of technicians. We also erect barriers to control access to some areas.

Why would washing walls, carpets, and upholstery be problematic?

Ideally, cleaning the materials should help remove soils such as soot, restoring them to their preloss state. However, your actions can end up worsening the situation by:

  • Setting soils
  • Damaging material chemically or physically
  • Spreading the soils

Removing soot from materials requires a proper understanding of its chemical composition so that you can use the right chemical agent to strip it off from the material. Using the wrong cleaning agent can set the soils or cause staining. Some chemicals can also damage the underlying material. Our SERVPRO technicians follow the directions provided on product labels when making a choice or applying the products. We also have specially formulated VOC compliant and readily biodegradable cleaning products.

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County can help you deal with simple or complex issues after a fire incident. Call us at (973) 887-9100 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Is My Business Looking At With Water Damage?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

yellow wet floor sign in lobby SERVPRO'S speedy water removal service can protect your Montville area clients and customers from harm

SERVPRO Provides Fast Water Damage Mitigation to Montville Businesses to Prevent Unnecessary Downtime

Montville businesses that experience water damage can often expect some closure time. Business owners have to deal with various problems, not only those connected to the actual water damage. Ongoing patronage can be impacted, which means a loss in revenue. Depending on the type of company you have, clients may be affected in a way that could cause them to move on to a competitor. Dealing with the problem immediately means getting the issue resolved faster. Better for you and your customers.

Can SERVPRO Help Me Get Back on Track Quickly?

SERVPRO technicians are on the scene as soon as possible after a call is received. The quicker water damage restoration to Montville commercial properties takes place, the less secondary damage. This means the job gets done right, faster. Our goal is to minimize property loss for your business and save you and your insurance company money. Restoration is cost-saving as we restore instead of replacing whenever possible.

What Is Typically Impacted with Commercial Water Damage?

In many commercial properties, the building itself is rented, not owned. The business owner is accountable for the content of the facility. The carpet is one of the main items impacted when a business experiences a water intrusion. While carpeting and padding can often get cleaned if the water damage is extensive enough, it can cause it to come unglued. This means the carpet no longer adheres to the floor well. Replacement may be a better choice. Other ways business are affected can include:

  •     Wood Furniture– Wood items such as desks and bookshelves may have pigmentation spread or water stains.
  •     Metal Items– Businesses often have file cabinets, display racks, and appliances that are metal. These can corrode if not dealt with immediately.
  •     Electrical Elements– Plugs and other wiring behind walls may need to be shut off. Once the water within the wall cavities gets removed, these can be repaired.
  •     Documents– Moisture can cause the ink to run and ruin essential documents that are key to your business. Fast mitigation is needed to preserve these papers.

Ceiling tiles and drywall are two other items that are often seriously affected when water leaks in the premises. It is often more cost-effective to replace them than to repair. The same goes for delaminated vinyl flooring. 

 What Tools and Equipment Are Used?

SERVPRO technicians use advanced technology and the most up-to-date methods of commercial water restoration. They are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and hold to the highest industry standards. When cleaning and restoring your business to a preloss condition, they use the following:

  •   Water Extraction Equipment-Powerful truck-mounted, portable, and submersible pumps can pull gallons of water from the property fast. Carpet and intricate areas can require the use of rovers and wands.
  •  Moisture Measurement – To track moisture and ensure proper drying, moisture meters, sensors, and probes are used throughout the process. Infrared cameras can detect hidden moisture.
  • Drying Equipment– Industrial air movers and dehumidifiers are used in just the right ratio for optimum drying.
  • Cleaning Agents– EPA-registered antimicrobial sanitizing agents are used to clean surfaces. Techs can choose from over 100 proprietary solutions to get the right cleaning products for your situation.
  •   Deodorizing Methods– Lingering odors are dispelled with commercial deodorizing.

 Should I worry About the Incident Occurring Again?

Proper mitigation cannot always ensure the problem does not happen again. The top reasons for commercial water damage include:

  • Leaking pipes
  • Roof leaking
  • Faulty appliances
  • HVAC condensation problems

In order to prevent the problem from occurring, you need to address the initial cause of the incident. To forestall future problems, you may need comprehensive repair and replacement of parts that caused the problem. Having a maintenance person who is responsible for checking the plumbing, appliances, and HVAC system regularly is a wise move. 

Water Damage Restoration You Can Trust

If the restoration company does not do the job thoroughly, secondary damage, such as mold, can occur. AT SERVPRO, our technicians are well-trained in commercial and structural drying and restoration. We make sure all items dried reach the required level of moisture in a normal situation. We know you trust your business to us, and we value that trust. Our company is licensed and bonded. Contractor Licenses: General: 13VH06046200. We strive to leave your business, “Like it never even happened.”

From our powerful pumps to our EPA approved cleaning products, SERVPRO has the equipment, experience, and expertise to provide your business with quality commercial restoration. We know that disasters do not keep business hours, and neither do we. Call us at any time of day or night, even on weekends and holidays. 

Contact SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887 - 9100 for professional water damage restoration service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Can SERVPRO Save My Lounge Furniture After Flood Damage?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded living room/dining room Regardless of the type of furniture in the room which is facing flood damage, calling SERVPRO will help to mitigate the situation. Call today!

Morris Plains Homeowners Are Concerned About Belongings After Flood Damage.

Residents of Morris Plains know that it takes time and effort to get your home looking as you would like. Your décor choices and the furniture you buy express your personality and make your house feel homely and welcoming. You might even have antiques or family heirlooms among your furnishings.

It is normal to be worried about your furniture after flood damage in Morris Plains. It is costly to replace your belongings, and you are attached to them.

What does flood damage do to furniture?

Unfortunately, flood damage can wreak havoc on furniture:

  • Wood can warp and buckle
  • Upholstery gets stained
  • Cushions, comforters, and blankets become waterlogged
  • Metal surfaces can rust if left untreated
  • Damp conditions mean mold might grow on chairs, sofas, cabinets, and tables

Can I save my belongings?

There is not an exact straightforward answer to that question. Whether we can salvage your belongings depends on:

  • How close to the flood they were
  • Whether the water contained potential microbes or hazards
  • The extent of the damage
  • How delicate the material is
  • How quickly we were able to take action

You can trust our technicians to give you an honest assessment of what is salvageable, what is not salvageable, and the next best steps for us to take.

How can SERVPRO help?

Our priority is to secure your home and remove floodwater. After that, we turn our attention to cleaning and restoring your home and belongings, and throwing out what we cannot save.

For example, we can use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry under and around chairs and sofa cushions. We can dry out wooden tables and cabinets, and apply antimicrobial treatments. Drying is an essential part of flood damage remediation, as it helps prevent microbial growth.

We also have spot cleaning solutions available to tackle stains on more delicate items.

We also use air scrubbers, charcoal filters, and odor-fighting cleaning solutions to leave your possessions smelling fresh - “Like it never even happened.”

If you are concerned about your furniture after flood damage, do not delay. Call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100.

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Which Water Damage Restoration Steps Are Mandatory In Morris Plains Properties Affected By Leaks?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Home check list Our water damage experts are trained in a wide variety of restoration needs, even upholstery and fabric cleaning and odor control. Call us today.

Trained Technicians from SERVPRO Help Evaluate Your Damaged Property Determining the Best Restoration Approach.

When you discover water leaking into your home, you have to find a way to restore normalcy. Removing the water pooling around through mopping or extraction is one of the likely responses. However, other equally crucial processes are necessary to help you accomplish the stated goal. SERVPRO helps homeowners in Morris Plains establish what is necessary to restore damage from water intrusions.

What follows extracting water from the affected house?

After extraction, water damage restoration from Morris Plains homes must address the moisture remnants in the house and the problems it is likely to cause. Some of the steps that help accomplish this include:

  • Drying of wet materials
  • Removal of deteriorated materials
  • Deodorization

Is it necessary to interfere with the drying process?

Drying is a natural process since materials have to attain moisture equilibrium with the surrounding areas. For instance, wood has to lose absorbed water until its moisture content drops to around 10%. However, natural drying processes can take longer, leading to other problems such as mold development or rotting.

The temperature levels and air movements in affected areas determine how long the drying process takes since they affect the evaporation rate. Our SERVPRO technicians can boost air currents with air movers. We also exhaust warm air from dehumidifiers back into the rooms to heat the air.

How often is material removal necessary?

Sometimes water soaks into materials and leads to significant deterioration that cannot be reversed through drying. Such damage is prevalent in materials such as drywall or composites when exposed to water for extended periods. Removal of materials may also be suitable for offsite drying. For instance, removing a carpet for drying eases the process. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate situations to determine when removal is necessary.

Restoration of water damage is easier when you know what to do. SERVPRO of East Central Morris County can send a skilled team to your house in a few hours to assist. Call us at (973) 887-9100. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What Are Some Things I Might Not Anticipate Happening During Water Restoration Work in My Morris Plains Home?

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Restoration for Your Morris Plains Dwelling Is Often a New Experience, Why SERVPRO Promotes Transparent Communication and Prompt Answers to Every Concern

Water damage in your Morris Plains home creates a stressful and confusing situation. It is highly unlikely that you have experience with significant water intrusions inside your home, so you are on a steep learning curve. Many of the interventions a water restoration company pursues to return your home to the preloss condition are common sense, albeit more extreme versions of how you might have managed it on your own. Other responses might be surprising, while the third category of approaches frankly may shock you. We commit to keeping the conversation going throughout the restoration project, why we anticipate what we can and answer your questions honestly for the rest.  

What Types of Restoration Services Seem Straightforward? 

As you await our crew, you probably will pick items off the floor and move some things up, smart ways to protect the structure and contents of your Morris Plains home before water restoration efforts begin in earnest. You might also sweep water toward a floor drain or drop absorbent towels on puddles. You could consider revving the wet/dry vac in the basement or garage to suction standing water. We also do many of these actions as emergency services, but our equipment and tools are more powerful and targeted, why we can move large amounts of water fast. After the crew chief gives the okay, the mitigation begins: 

  • Submersible pumps take on water more than two inches deep, their flexible piping directing water to a treated sewer line  
  • Truck-mounted and portable extractors move in after the pumping, using commercial-strength negative pressure to remove the bulk of the standing water, similar but much more efficiently than your home wet vac. 
  • Squeegees and brooms move water toward drains and the extractors for removal, and we clean up debris.  

Are Water Restoration Services Surprising? 

Water and Moisture Detection 

Water migrates into cracks and crevices why SERVPRO does not rely merely upon visuals to determine where the water is in your structure. To locate hidden water, trapped in building cavities, we might utilize tools that sample materials to indicate if moisture is present: 

  • Moisture Detectors-- the detectors have probes, some penetrating, that cause the apparatus to light up or make a beep when it locates moisture. We can use these tools to trace a water intrusion, although many tests need doing to outline edges of the moisture. 
  • Infrared Imaging Camera-- the camera provides images of temperature fluctuations that must be interpreted by a trained technician. The images show both collected or pooled water and structures with absorbed moisture. Neither form of water should be in building materials. Still, the removal strategies vary depending on whether the water is absorbed into components like framing, insulation, and drywall or represents a cache of fluids. 
  • Moisture Meters-- these tools measure the amount of water absorbed into porous materials. Some are penetrating and give levels for different layers. Others use sensors that test how conductive a material seems because moisture increases conductivity. False readings can occur if the sensor reacts to other conductive materials like nails, brads, staples, and other metal fasteners.  
  • Testing is Somewhat of an Art -- experts recommend that the same technician do all of the moisture detection and measurements for a single job. The suggestion reflects the subjective tendency of the testing. Having one person responsible for testing initially and throughout the project offers consistency as drying goals become attainable. Drying goals also depend on testing similar materials in an unaffected area of your home, so there are no “absolute” moisture levels guiding structural drying. Instead, in comparison with what we believe is an average level for your home is the touchstone.

Are Water Restoration Interventions Shocking? 

As homeowners cope with the mess and disruption of water damage in Morris Plains, the last thing most would expect is the purposeful destruction of building materials as a restoration tactic. Despite the tearing out materials or cutting or drilling holes, controlled demolition does offer benefits and is why we use it: 

  • It removes ruined materials in a measured and methodical way that allows for water release and better airflow for drying (flood cuts) 
  • It gradually releases water to prevent collected fluids from crashing through structures (ceiling weep holes that start at the wall and move toward the middle of the room, only as each hole causes the collected water slowly to drain away)  
  • It avoids significant demolition of hard-to-built-back structures like brick or cinder block construction, allowing water to drain through holes drilled in grout or mortar lines 

Training, experience, and a commitment to always meet or exceed the industry’s best practices is why SERVPRO of East Central Morris County delivers outstanding water restoration outcomes. One call to (973) 887-9100 gets the team rolling -- We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Should I Do If the Acoustic Ceilings in My Office Get Stained by Soot Residues After a Fire?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Acoustic Ceilings Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

For Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Inside Your Business' Office in Morris Plains Call SERVPRO.

A fire could start inside your office in Morris Plains by mishaps such as your furnace malfunctioning or an electrical short. The flames can quickly begin to consume your contents and building materials and put out excessive amounts of smoke. Smoke rises with the heat and can cause you problems with your office's acoustic ceilings.

Can my ceiling tiles be saved if they get burnt?

During most fire damage restoration projects in Morris Plains, if acoustic ceiling tiles get burnt or charred, they must be removed and replaced. However, if your ceiling tiles did not get charred, but there is black staining present as a result of soot residues, then we can clean your tiles and save them from being removed and replaced. Even if we have to remove burnt tiles, we can also often save the metal tracks they sit on if they did not get warped or melted.

How can you clean my office's acoustic ceiling?

Since acoustic ceiling tiles are made from a porous material, wet cleaning could cause the soots to soak further into the tiles and turn them into a source for foul odors. Most ceiling tiles are best cleaned with one of the following dry-cleaning methods:

Vacuuming- We can use a vacuum equipped with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air or HEPA filter and suck up as much loose soot and debris.

Brushing / Feather Dusting- Using a brush or feather duster can be useful when removing soots that stuck to the surface of your acoustic ceiling tiles.

Dry Sponge Cleaning- For more difficult soots, we can use a dry sponge attached to a metal pole to remove the residues from your ceiling.

Wet Clean the Tracks- If your metal tracks holding up your ceiling tiles also got affected by soot, we can use a rage with a water-based detergent to clean them.

If you ever notice soot residues on your office's ceiling after a structural burn occurs, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100 seven days a week.

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What is the Best Way to Dry a Wall Behind My Kitchen Cabinets?

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment in kitchen No matter when you make the call, we have the equipment and experienced technicians who can assist you.

Bring in SERVPRO to remove water from your Montville kitchen fast.

When the supply line to your fridge spews water or pipe bursts under the sink, it is not unusual to have a large amount of water collect under the cabinets. This is a problematic area to dry properly, and the situation can get compounded, mainly when water is within the wall cavity. Failure to extract and dry the moisture can lead to more costly issues, and that is why outsourcing the cleanup task is a good idea. 

How Do I Replace Sheetrock That Needs Water Damage Restoration Under My Sink?  

If sheetrock shows signs of moisture absorption such as buckling or warping, you need professional water damage restoration in your Montville home. Once water gets wicked into the building materials, it cannot get returned to a state for reuse and requires removal. In a kitchen or bathroom, this may involve SERVPRO technicians performing an action known as controlled demolition which includes:  

  • Removal of damaged sheetrock  
  • Drilling of weep holes for drainage  
  • Pulling cabinets away from the wall to open it up  
  • Removal of delaminated flooring under the cabinets

When SERVPRO techs need to remove installations such as cabinetry, you may feel your kitchen will never get returned to normal. However, once the techs complete the water extraction and drying phase of mitigation and verify it with their monitoring equipment, the actual restoration begins. With their general contractor license #13VH06046200, the techs have the experience and skill to repair and rebuild any part of the loss area, including proactive mold treatments and odor control. 

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100 is available 24/7 for any size needed water damage restoration services. The techs can extract, dry, and repair the loss to your home and bring it back to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened.

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