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Homeowners Can Get Flood Damage Restoration Services in Morris Plains

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Inside SERVPRO storage facility; SERVPRO vehicle and restoration equipment stacked along wall It's challenging to get your property back to its original state on your own. Call the professionals at SERVPRO!

They Can Call SERVPRO to Provide Flood Damage Repair Services in Morris Plains

Storm flood damage is one of the things that can make you feel helpless. If a flood has affected your home, it is vital to take quick action to repair the affected structures and ensure your home is safe again. Floodwater is category three water and often contains many contaminants. Therefore, it is essential that a professional team such as SERVPRO handles the cleanup. 

When you call us to perform flood damage repair in your Morris Plains residence, we can act quickly to reduce the potentially lasting effects of the floodwater. Our flood restoration process involves removing the water, drying the property, decontaminating it, and making it safe for repairs. Some of the steps our SERVPRO technicians can take to restore your property fully include:

  • Safely remove and dispose of any contents and furnishing ruined beyond repair.
  • Clean and decontaminate your home to remove potential chemical, environmental and biological contaminants the floodwater has left.
  • Check your home for structural destruction that can cause potential hazards.
  • Dry and dehumidify the building to eliminate any residual water.

It can be challenging to get your property back to its original state, but with the assistance of our professional team, we can restore your property within a short time. We concentrate on fast drying of the structure and apply professional products to control microbial growth. Applying anti-microbial effects can help control microbes when used along with fast drying. They also make the job-site safer for our team to complete its work. We control microbes using EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants. SERVPRO applies microbes to all contaminated surfaces and materials. The products are more effective when they come into contact with microbes. 

When restoring a home after flood damage, we also look out for potential long-term problems such as structural destruction. This kind of damage can undermine the structural integrity and foundations of a property. Our SERVPRO team has expertise in providing a full range of restoration services that can bring your home back to full functionality. 

When you need flood damage repair services, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can SERVPRO Protect Wet Carpets in Montville Homes?

8/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage carpet and padding Carpets with water damage have a chance of being saved. SERVPRO techs are ready at a moment's notice for any size water damage restoration job.

Through Extraction, Drying, and Cleaning, We can Restore Wet Carpets in Montville Properties.

Wet carpets are a common obstacle when water damage incidents occur in area homes. Because this is a popular flooring type, our SERVPRO professionals have several strategies to address these possible concerns and preserve the flooring material whenever possible rather than removing and discarding it. 

Inspecting the Damage and Creating a Restoration Plan

The entire process of water cleanup in Montville hinges on a detailed estimate and restoration plan created during an inspection phase. Our production manager can work with the customer to determine pre-existing conditions and new damages to create a recovery plan that suits the property. 

Carpet Wands and Deep Extraction Options 

There are several water removal tools available for saturated carpets. Affected both the carpet and padding layer underneath requires powerful extractors in our inventory, beginning with carpet wands and even stronger deep extraction attachments used in conjunction with truck-mount pumps in our Green Fleet. 

Checking for Staining of the Carpet

Carpeted floors are sensitive to bleeding colors, dyes, and staining damages resulting from prolonged moisture exposure. When contents and furniture do not get relocated, the persistent moisture or dampness of the carpet layer can allow these items to stain the surface. Carpet cleaning strategies can be vital in improving the color fastness and feel of carpeted floors, but stains might be impossible to overcome if not caught immediately. Some sources for this include:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Newspapers

Cleaning up after water damage or flooding in area homes involves several practices and pieces of equipment. As leading water restoration experts, our SERVPRO of East Central Morris County team can prioritize a fast arrival so vital mitigation and emergency services get started. Call (973) 887-9100 to make water damage "Like it never even happened."

How Can Smoke Damage Get Cleaned from Wood Surfaces in Morris Plains Homes?

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Soot and smoke residue is no easy task. Fire damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. Call now!

Certain Surfaces can Produce Cleaning Obstacles in Fire-Damaged Morris Plains Properties.

Removing smoke and soot residues from homes after fires begins with a thorough inspection. Our qualified administrators can uncover the focal concerns and work to address these most heavily damaged areas as quickly as possible when mitigation starts. 

Is Unfinished Wood a Challenge to Clean? 

Fire damage restoration for Morris Plains involves treating dozens of surface types with specific cleaning products and tactics to maximize production while minimizing damages to underlying substrates. Unfinished wood is porous and harder to treat in many cases involving surface sanding, media blasting, or even controlled demolition to resolve. 

What Process is Used to Treat Finished Wood? 

Finished wood is often among the easier surfaces of this type to clean, as they have a lacquer or coat finish that can reduce smoke damage penetration. In many situations, finished wood like cabinets or shelves can be treated with wet cleaning approaches. More extensive and severe damage to these specific elements requires a greater range of cleaning products. Often restoration is a combination of:

  • Wall/Surface Cleaner
  • Wood Oil Soap
  • Wood Crème Paste

Is Controlled Demolition Necessary? 

Rebuilding after a fire damage incident is often inevitable, and having this capability with our general contractor license prevents customers from seeking subcontractors on their own. Our abilities with controlled demolition and build-back limit the time that restoration takes and save customers money with a fast and qualified transition to construction. 

Our technicians have extensive experience in identifying smoke damage and the necessary restoration steps to help. Smoke and soot residues can be disastrous for wood surfaces, and with so many throughout the property, there is much cleaning to be done. Our SERVPRO of East Central Morris County team can help with your fire restoration needs when you call (973) 887-9100.

What is the Full Remediation Process for Mold-Damaged Morris Plains Homes?

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

hidden mold found Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every disaster.

Our Experienced Remediators can Help get Morris Plains Homes Back to Normal After Mold Damage.

Mold is an often underappreciated threat to the property until it spreads out of control. Our quick response to these emergencies when homeowners suspect mold growth can prevent even greater harm to the structure. 

Removing Mold and Microbial Threats 

There are multiple steps and stages to mold remediation in Morris Plains properties, and our SERVPRO team can help with a fast response. Remediation strategies vary considerably based on the affected materials and severity of the situation, including surface cleaning, sanding, media blasting, and controlled demolition. We provide a combination of these services to help. 

Clearing Out Lingering Odors 

While not one of the most prioritized concerns during the initial remediation process, one of the ways SERVPRO stands apart for mold remediation is through the focus on lingering harsh odors. Musty smells are often emitted from active colonization, and numerous counteractant products and deodorization tactics are necessary to neutralize them. Some of the tools available to our team include:

  • ULV Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Ozone Machines
  • HEPA 500 Air Scrubbers

When Build-Back and Repairs Are Necessary

With a general contractor license (13VH06046200), our professionals can provide several repair options for affected building materials in the household. From the controlled demolition necessary to access damp pockets of structural cavities to replacing discarded elements of wall and ceiling assemblies, our team can help. 

The need for mold remediation in the area is more common than many homeowners might realize. From unresolved water damage to moisture concerns from excessive humidity, mold can develop and spread quickly in a structure. Our SERVPRO of East Central Morris County team has experience and training to be a one-stop-shop for mold remediation and damage restoration. Give us a call today at (973) 887-9100. 

What Steps Are Essential After Fire Damage In Morris Plains Clothes Shops?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke billowing from the roof of a building When your home is affected by a fire, team SERVPRO is what you need. Contact us 24/7 for effective fire damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Helps With Restorative and Protective Aspects of Fire Restoration

In the unfortunate case of fire damage at your clothes store, you need a comprehensive restoration solution. Fire damage may not stop the moment flames go out at your business, and failure to take protective steps can worsen things.

One way to prevent issues from worsening after fire damage in your Morris Plains premises is to anticipate where problems might arise. Problems can range from structure or fixture collapse due to weakened joints, freeze damage due to loss of insulation, or moisture damage due to openings left in the structure. It is easier to predict problems when you involve a professional like SERVPRO since we have handled numerous fire loss incidents. 

Typical restoration work involves:

  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation

When informed of fire damage at your business premises, our SERVPRO technicians prepare a checklist of issues to address before embarking on the full restoration of the property. 

The pre-restoration checklist includes tasks such as:

  • Securing the property
  • Restoring power and heat to the structure
  • Checking for any loss of stability
  • Protecting materials against corrosion

It is common to see bare or frayed electrical wires in a property after fire damage. Such wires pose a significant risk of electrocution to anyone who ventures into the structure. It is also difficult to restore power with such cables in place. Our SERVPRO technicians help strip off electrical components from affected sections of the structure, thus eliminating the risks.

Whether due to the heat from the fire or actions by firefighters, you may end up with shattered windows or other openings. Securing the openings is essential before starting other restoration processes. Our SERVPRO technicians board up these openings. 

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County is a seasoned fire damage restoration service. Call us at (973) 887-9100 to help you address any fire loss “Like it never even happened.”

How Essential Is Boarding Up In Montville Properties After Flood Damage?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

a house with boarded up windows and roof from water damage Flooding can quickly destroy the contents and structure of your home. Act fast and call SERVPRO to help with water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO Provides Quality Board Ups to Minimize Water Damage Repairs from Secondary Issues

After your home floods during a storm, it may not be possible to clean it, rebuild damaged areas and restore contents within a day or two. Since secondary issues can crop up after the initial flood damage, you need to find ways to prevent that. 

Boarding up can help in many ways in the aftermath of flood damage in your Montville home. It helps close any openings like shattered windows or wall openings caused by the storm keeping out small animals, vandals and protecting the interior from weather elements. SERVPRO technicians ensure the board-up is done with sturdy materials, thus satisfying the intended purpose.

Securing the structure is as crucial as other restoration processes, including:

  • Water damage repairs
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Water clean up

The board-up process takes various resources apart from the technical skills of placing plywood over the openings. The goal should be to create a sturdy cover without introducing additional damages to the structure.

A secure board up requires several materials and tools like:

  • Exterior-grade plywood 
  • Roll insulation
  • Furring strips
  • Assorted hand tools

Our SERVPRO technicians use diverse methods to attach the materials depending on the location or extent of the damage. The cover-over approach attaches plywood directly to surfaces surrounding the opening. The insert method places the plywood inside the opening. The final method known as bolt-with-tension secures the plywood with two-by-four wood planks allowing the plywood to overlap the exterior. In contrast, the planks overlap the interior with bolts passing through the opening to secure the installation. The insert and bolt-with-tension methods offer more security and are less likely to cause additional damages.

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County helps resolve all issues related to flood damage in properties. Call us at (973) 887-9100. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Does Building Material Choice Impact Water Damage in Morris Plains Homes?

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on wood floors in a living room Don’t face water damage alone. Partner with Team SERVPRO for effective cleanup and remediation services.

SERVPRO’s Extensive Experience Delivering Water Removal Services Leads to Better Understanding of Damages

In your house, there are sections such as the floors where personal preferences largely influence the choice of material. For instance, you might opt for hardwood, tiles, carpet, or laminated wood. You may only realize the hidden merits or demerits of your choice when there is a significant water leak in your Morris Plains home.

Materials are vulnerable to moisture exposure in different ways. Therefore, the water damage in your Morris Plains homes may also depend on how you react after the intrusion. Some materials, such as carpets tend to absorb moisture quickly but can be fully restored through drying. On the other hand, laminate wood flooring is not restorable once it absorbs significant moisture. If you call SERVPRO immediately after the water spills, we can give you advice on how different materials are likely to behave so that you plan the response better.

Broad experience helps in dealing with many of the water-related situations that arise, including:

  • Water clean up
  • Leaking roof from storm
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages

SERVPRO plans the right response depending on the materials you have in the affected sections of your home. For instance, in the case of laminate floorboards or laminated wood veneer and particle boards in cabinets, we prepare for a controlled demolition to remove the affected materials and to refinish the areas. 

Carpets are readily restorable by cleaning and drying. However, our SERVPRO technicians may need to remove the carpet and replace the pad for faster drying and to prevent secondary issues such as mold

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County has the right solutions for water damage regardless of the materials you have at your property. Call us at (973) 887-9100 to help you resolve any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

Is It Possible to Have Mold Damage and Not See It in Morris Plains Properties?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Mold under a sheet of purple walling. Mold can hide without a notice, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County just to be sure.

SERVPRO Techs Bring Years of Experience to Morris Plains Homes for Professional Mold Removal Results

Mold damage in Morris Plains properties has numerous signs before it is visible. Some of the symptoms of behind-the-scenes mold colony infestations include musty odors, damp places on sheetrock, and loosened tiles on walls or floors. These are all signs a home should undergo a professional mold inspection.

SERVPRO techs can inspect Morris Plains homes to see if mold removal is warranted. A common situation is a slow leak under a bathtub can cause mold growth in the floor joists. Once the colonies establish themselves, they can easily spread throughout the structure's interior before making any type of appearance on the surface of the bathroom walls or ceilings below. If the temperatures are over 70-degrees Fahrenheit on a steady basis, naturally occurring mold spores can germinate and spread as quickly as 48-hours after the leak started. SERVPRO technicians use their equipment to map out the areas with mold growth carefully, so only those locations get the needed controlled demo and remediation. At the first sign of a long-term leak or musty odors, SERVPRO recommends getting the property scoped for potential issues that need repair.

Mold Removal Tactics Include:

  • Removal of ruined building materials 
  • Lowering interior humidity below 50%
  • Cleaning and treatment with professional antimicrobial solutions

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100 for a professional inspection and mold removal services in Morris Plains properties. Through their comprehensive on-going training and experience, they can make the mold infestation, “Like it never even happened.”

How Can Commercial Fire Restoration Remove Soot from Items in a Montville Property?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

A building with fire and soot damage SERVPRO of East Central Morris County cares about our Montville community, please feel free to reach out when your business has a fire.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Professional Solutions to Lift Soot Off All Types of Surfaces

Sometimes after a fire in a Montville commercial property, the flames did not do the most damage through charring but smoke damage throughout the structure. Airborne soot can present a huge fire cleanup issue because it can travel to areas far outside the worksite via foot traffic, natural air circulation, or air ducts. Anywhere it travels, it emits a smoke odor.

When SERVPRO handles Montville commercial fire restoration, the smoke and soot fire cleanup process is one of the most crucial elements. In a retail store, soot particles smaller than the human eye can have the potential to enter sealed bags and jars. Food products need to be disposed of in break rooms, and stock items need to be cleaned and deodorized. SERVPRO technicians handle the removal of the soot on surfaces through various cleaning methods using different solutions to ensure no damage occurs to the article or structural element getting cleaned.

Soot and Fire Odor Removal Key Points

  • Use of air quality improvement equipment
  • Removal of charred items off-site
  • Use of professional odor control devices to ensure smoke odors get eliminated


SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100 for professional commercial fire restoration in Montville businesses, apartment buildings, and condo units.

Will Water Damage Restoration Work Against Standing Water in a Morris Plains Basement?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

A basement with standing water and a floating chair If water has consumed your basement, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County immediately.

SERVPRO Techs Can Remove Basement Flooding Quickly in Morris Plains

When water saturates a Morris Plains property from burst pipes, storm damage, or other reasons, the water tends to recede quickly into the structure. However, unless a basement has a heavy-duty sump pump, standing water may need professional help for removal. 

Water damage restoration in a Morris Plains basement by SERVPRO can result in a better outcome than DIY methods. Towles, rags, mops, and consumer wet/dry vacs cannot match the extraction power in SERVPRO equipment. In the case of standing water, the technicians have equipment that works inside, such as submersible pumps or from the outside of the worksite by using the pulling power in a truck-mounted extractor. 

It is not uncommon for standing water to wreck a finished basement. Once water wicks into sheetrock, the walls need removal to just over the waterline. The one benefit is that when it comes time for repairs to the structure, this SERVPRO location has a general contractor license #13VH06046200 and can handle any of the necessary reconstruction once the basement gets dried and disinfected.

Frequently Performed Rebuilding Actions

  • Replacement of walls 
  • Installation of carpet or other floorings
  • Painting and cosmetic touches

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100 for fast, professional water damage restoration in Morris Plains properties.