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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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Which Advanced Deodorization Solutions Help Eliminate Stubborn Odor in Morris Plains?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen cabinets inside a fire damaged home Fire damage, if not taken care of properly, can leave lingering odors in your home for a long time. Contact SERVPRO for fire remediation services.

SERVPRO Uses Various Approaches to Manage Odor during Fire Restoration in Morris Plains Properties

Restoring a fire-damaged property is a lengthy process with a variety of issues to address, including cleaning soiled areas, removing damaged materials, and drying wet areas for the home to regain its preloss conditions. You may conduct all the primary restoration processes satisfactorily, but the offensive odors that develop during fire incidents may not go away. SERVPRO has skilled fire & smoke restoration technicians that can provide a tailored solution to match the complexities of the loss in your Morris Plains home.

What steps are considered basic deodorization during fire restoration in Morris Plains homes?

  • Removal of odorous materials
  • Use of masking agents
  • Cleaning with products that have odor counteracting properties

The odor felt is one of the byproducts of the combustion process. Steps such as cleaning residues deposited on surfaces as well as clearing all charred materials from the property help remove a significant percentage of the odor experienced within a property. Some odor might also emanate from materials such as smoke or aerosols suspended in the air and therefore disappear when the air clears. Since that can take time, using masking agents helps because they produce a sweet scent to replace the bad odor. Our SERVPRO technicians use time-release beads for better control of the amount of scent released as well as to lengthen the release period.

Do all cleaning products remove odors?

Cleaning products contain various chemical agents that help remove soils, contaminants, and even odors. However, only a handful of products can remove odors. Some might also introduce new odors to the cleaned areas. Cleaning products are classified differently depending on the chemical agents they contain. Some typical options used in cleaning properties include:

  • Bleaches

They can be powdered or in liquid form. They are perfect for boosting the cleaning process, especially if there are stained materials.

  • Quaternary Compounds

They help control fungi such as mold that might develop at the fire loss site because of the moisture leftover from fire-fighting processes.

  • Phenolics

These are aromatic alcohol-based agents that can be applied in different ways including fogging.

What sort of fire damage necessitates advanced deodorization? 

Any fire incident in your Morris Plains home, whether big or small, can leave stubborn odors that persist even after removal of residues, ventilating the area, and cleaning all soiled areas. Therefore, case-by-case evaluation of loss sites is necessary to determine the level of deodorization needed. Our SERVPRO crews have a deeper understanding of odors, thus making it easier to perform the necessary evaluations. For instance, we understand that fine odor particles penetrate deep into materials, depending on their level of porosity, thus creating an odor reservoir.

Removing smells embedded deep into materials requires the use of the right deodorizing agent and the correct delivery method that can reach all areas with hidden odor particles. 

Which advanced deodorization methods help remove fire odors?

  • Applying pairing agents to affected areas
  • Use of electrically generated deodorizers
  • Use of filtration and absorption agents
  • Applying surface sealing products

Our SERVPRO technicians use absorption or filtration agents when we suspect that an odor emanates from oily or wet residues. The products work by absorbing odorous materials. An example of this type of deodorization is the use of activated charcoal filters in the air filtration devices that we run in your  Morris Plains property during the restoration process.

For materials such as concrete, wood, or upholstery, which might absorb more odors, we neutralize the odors using pairing agents that combine with the odor particles. We use unique delivery methods such as ULV fogging or thermal fogging, which deliver the pairing agent in atomized form, thus allowing deep penetration into the affected materials. 

Another alternative is the use of electrically generated deodorizers such as Photocatalytic Oxidizers and Ozone generators. Apart from better reach to the odorous areas, the use of these machines also adds an aspect of convenience since the deodorization process can happen even as we perform other restoration tasks. For instance, we can set up the Photocatalytic Oxidizer to manage odors when we start the restoration. The machine works by shining UV rays on a titanium dioxide surface producing hydroxyl radicals that oxidize, thus breaking odors into water and carbon dioxide. 

Sometimes, applying all deodorization methods might not remove stubborn odor in some parts of your property. In such cases, we use sealers to help encapsulate the odor remnants within the affected material. We can use colorless sealers or pigmented ones depending on the location of the affected material.

Removing bad smells helps ensure your home is comfortable for you to stay. Call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100 to help with deodorization, eliminating traces of a fire incident, "Like it never even happened."

What Areas of My Morris Plains House Can Become Damaged in a Flood?

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

A home with a tree laying on the roof. No matter how or where your storm damage has occurred, SERVPRO is standing by ready to assist.

There are many entry points for flood damage, and our SERVPRO professionals have the skill and materials to recover damaged areas quickly during the restoration process. 

Flood recovery is one of the areas where our SERVPRO team must act deliberately and quickly to protectMorris Plainshomes. One of the most challenging aspects of this disaster is how many ways it can enter and impact your property. Understanding these points of penetration and the appropriate response to these emergencies can help protect the house when flooding begins.

Even when you do not consider the migration of effects, the pressing need for flood repair inMorris Plainshomes can often have enough of an urgency for property recovery. While emergency services often precede much of the other mitigation steps necessary to restore the damage, these preliminary actions also help to control the entry points for flood penetration. Knowing the most likely areas to contend with flooding can help to implement construction solutions to stop water from finding its way into the house. 

Is Roof Damage Common? 

With the violent storms common to the area, Roof damage is something that many homes have experienced. When any form of compromise happens in your home's structural shell, it can create vulnerable points and avenues of penetration for runoff, wind-driven rain, and flooding. In many ways, this variety of flooding is among the most familiar with the area's properties because of our history with severe weather events. The damage possible to your roof can vary depending on the type of precipitation involved and the circumstances. Some of these conditions include:

  • Damaged Shingles - Shingles are a common installation element for area homes, but are susceptible to fierce winds and other damaging conditions. When any portion of these shingles is missing or damaged, there are vulnerabilities present that allow water penetration.
  • Partial Collapse - During the winter months, especially, your roof can deal with much strain from heavy snowfall or saturation. When joists and underlayment begin to weaken under the weight of standing snow, these supports can give way and allow for partial collapse of the roof system.
  • Ice Damming – In the winter months, cold snaps can form ice barriers along the edge of a roof eave and prevent melting snow from getting into the gutters. As this water refreezes and the dam grows, it can damage shingles. 

How Do Openings in the House Allow for Flooding? 

Breaches in your structural integrity can happen in almost every severe weather event, and when it does, it leaves your home vulnerable to water penetration. In most situations, harsh and fierce winds can have the direst effects on the exterior of your home. Once openings exist, they must first get addressed by responding contractors on our team before we can officially begin with mitigation to remove standing water and other damaging effects inside. Some of the most common structural damages that can occur include:

  • Broken Windows
  • Missing Siding
  • Damaged Foundation Block

How Do Internal Water Damages Get Resolved? 

Our in-house contractors (General Contractor License #: 13VH06046200) can work quickly to establish temporary construction solutions to protect your home in the event of a flood. We have experienced professionals in every niche of the building trades to work quickly on these solutions that allow mitigation to begin as promptly as possible. Addressing water damage inside your house once flood water penetrates the exterior involves many steps in phases that must begin as soon as possible, such as:

  • Drying - When it comes to removing water from the damaged areas of your home, there are many solutions for moisture elimination. Often this task falls to air movers, dehumidifiers, and other specialty drying tools.
  • Cleaning - Cleaning is undoubtedly one of the primary needs of your home after a flood loss event. Especially in situations where the water is believed to be contaminated, this cleaning takes on a more critical role.
  • Controlled Demolition – There are situations wheresimple drying solutions are not sufficient to protect your home and its contents. Controlled demolition removes damaged portions of structural elements and makes later reconstruction and repair more efficient and cost-effective. 

Flood losses do not have to be as devastating to your home as they initially appear. Our SERVPRO of East Central Morris County team can work quickly to establish containment and work to dry out and clean affected areas of your home. Through experienced professionals and cutting-edge equipment, we can make flood losses "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (973) 887-9100.

Can Any Morris Plains Local Services Handle Big Commercial Flood Damage Cleanups?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

flood in the office with computers When flooding affects your office space, fight back with a call to SERVPRO. We are available 24/7 to take your call.

One Morris Plains Company Experienced in Big Commercial Flood Damage Cleanups is SERVPRO

Morris Plains floodwaters are almost always contaminated with human feces, dead animals, or toxic chemicals.  Therefore, specialized training and equipment are necessary to safely and effectively clean them up. 

If flooding ever impacts your commercial establishment, you need the help of a good Morris Plains commercial flood damage remediation service.  Companies like SERVPRO, because of their extensive training and state-of-the-art equipment, are especially skilled at dealing with the severe effects of floodwaters.  Our expert technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in applied structural drying, applied microbial restoration, and water damage restoration.  SERVPRO’s arsenal of advanced gear includes:

  • Massive truck-mounted extractors big enough to rapidly deal with even the largest commercial water extraction jobs
  • Huge desiccant dehumidifiers that can quickly remove excess moisture from big commercial buildings
  • Low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to condense moisture out of large business structures
  • Advanced thermal and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers that get antimicrobials and deodorants into all affected areas of your business.   

What Could Happen If My Flood Damage Isn’t Properly Remediated?

Floodwaters usually cause substantially more immediate and long-term damage to your business property than clean water issues.  In addition to bringing excess moisture into your structure, the contaminated waters from a flood potentially foul it with dangerous microbes and toxic compounds.  The longer these microorganisms and substances remain in your business, the more harm they could do.  If not cleaned up quickly and effectively, with the right disinfectants and antifungals, bacteria and fungi could proliferate.  These microorganisms could cause your customers/clients and employees to experience negative health effects.  They might also damage your valuable inventory or essential business documents.  Over time, harmful microbes could cause structural dry rot and unpleasant odors.

Considering the various risks of flooding, it is important to have it remediated as soon as possible.  If flooding ever affects your business and you need help, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100.      


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What Fire Recovery Efforts Should I Leave to Professionals?

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

A roof line of a home with smoke and soot damage. When you have a fire in your Morris Plains home, call SERVPRO. We know what your home needs.

Many of the restoration efforts for fire-damaged Morris Plains homes require precise equipment and trained technicians to complete. 

After a fire, your entire Morris Plains home might feel destroyed. Addressing each of these individual obstacles can be overwhelming and out of the capabilities of the average homeowner. Without sophisticated tools and experience in the realm of fire recovery, many of the restorative tasks necessary in your house can fall by the wayside in the early critical stages. 

There are several individual tasks that this could mean when you consider the need for fire restoration in your Morris Plains home. Our SERVPRO professionals have years of hands-on experience and training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to offer fast and confident responses to fire loss emergencies as they happen. As you might expect, little happens in your home without first assessing the damage and condition.

What is Necessary to Restore My House After a Fire? 

Speculation and wrong information leads to costlier restoration experiences and conditions that do not get adequately addressed. To provide the most accurate information and determine your property's needs after a fire loss, we can begin with job scoping. Our project manager and crew chief work along with the customer to determine what areas were impacted by the fire, pre-existing conditions, and what steps must get taken to ultimately make fire losses "Like it never even happened." Focal points of this job scoping include:

  • Damage Assessment
  • Content Evaluation
  • Structural Inspections

What Should the Fire Restoration Process Entail? 

Fire restoration is not the same from one structure to the next, as blazes affect materials and contents differently. Understanding the recovery process can help you to know where your home is in the restoration process and what steps to take to return the house to preloss condition. While each of these approaches might not happen in each fire restoration task, these are the most common elements to residential and commercial fire loss recovery:

  • Debris Removal – piles of ash and debris are common after a fire. Charred remnants of destroyed structural materials can also be a point of concern. Removing this debris can reduce concentrations of soot and the severity of present smoke and burning odors.
  • Surface Cleaning – soot and residues are two of the common obstacles for structural elements and contents alike in your fire-damaged property. Wipe cleaning and media blasting are effective methods of removing these potential hazardous residues. 
  • Air Quality Improvement – contaminants, ash, and particulates circulating in the environment can be a hazard to those exposed. Not only do our SERVPRO professionals wear respirators to keep us safe, but we also focus on cleaning up the environment in your home to reduce exposure risks with the occupants of the house.
  • Controlled Demolition – After a structure fire, many of the materials used in the construction of your home can become irreparably damaged. Our in-house contractors can remove portions of these affected surfaces to provide a stable area to begin reconstruction without entirely rebuilding the entire region of the house.
  • Water Removal – Fire extinguishing efforts can often leave our fire restoration technicians contending with standing water and saturation in specific areas of the property where the blaze was the most challenging to stop. Fire restoration can often include both extraction and drying needs for the house. 
  • Deodorization – Smoke and burning odors can exist in the open environment and get trapped in sensitive materials throughout the damaged areas. We have multiple tools that can help to neutralize foul odor compounds. 

Is Content Management Always Necessary? 

To some extent, the management and restoration of exposed belongings and possessions in your home is a consistent need for fire restoration. While there are many instances where in-house restoration and recovery can be useful, pack-out processes can offer more intricate cleaning efforts for your belongings and safely store these possessions until they get returned after mitigation and restoration complete. In our SERVPRO warehouse, your items get:

  • Focused Surface Cleaning
  • Ozone Chamber Deodorization
  • Ultrasonic Submersion Tank Cleaning
  • Safe, Climate-Controlled Storage

Fire restoration can involve many advanced practices and techniques. Our SERVPRO of East Central Morris County team can help with a fast and reliable response to these emergencies that can help to secure insurance damage claims with a thorough inspection of the property. We can help through nearly all stages of recovery in your fire-damaged property, from mitigation and restoration through reconstruction. Give us a call anytime at (973) 887-9100.

A Fire has Ruined My Property, and I Want to Repair it! Where Do I Begin?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

smoke and fire filled roof Having issues with smoke and soot damage in your Morris Plains home? Call SERVPRO to have an expert experience to your problems.

Contact SERVPRO Technicians to Perform Fire Damage Restoration in Your Morris Plains Home

House fires are a property owner’s worst nightmare. The thought of your valuable items going up in flames or family members getting hurt is frightening. Fortunately, professionals can save most,  if not all, of your valuables and prevent further damage in your Morris Plains home.

What are some precautions I should take after a fire?

After the unfortunate incident, it is essential to wait until the fire marshal deems the structure safe for re-entry. Call SERVPRO franchise professionals to clean up and restore your fire damaged Morris Plains residence immediately to prevent further damage. When you return to your property to collect your belongings, avoid the affected area so that soot does not spread to unaffected surfaces.

Where do you begin?

We start by inspecting the affected area thoroughly to determine your losses. Our technicians can use a thermal imaging camera to see how far the water used by the firefighters traveled. The equipment helps our restorers to see where there is water damage, even in the hard to reach surfaces. Our team of experts responds fast since we understand how stressful the situation can be to property owners. We use state-of-the-art equipment and tools, as well as approved edge-cutting techniques to handle fire damage of any magnitude.   

How do you contain the damage?

Soot and smoke damage can continue to cause havoc in your property long after the unfortunate incident. The secondary damage involves the spread of contamination to unaffected areas. During the containment step, we remove all contents from the affected property, taking inventory of salvageable items. We dispose of materials damaged beyond recovery and begin drying out your property.

We can clean affected surfaces effectively to restore them to the preloss condition. The cleaning process has to break the bond between smoke residues and the surfaces they adhere to. Our SERVPRO team uses four actions to loosen soils from surfaces. They include:

  • Lubrication
  • Mechanical action
  • Suspension and dispersion
  • Chemical action

What about my salvageable belongings that have soot?

Our team of restoration professionals can clean and restore the contents either at your home or at our facilities. We can use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean delicate items. This cleaning technique involves dipping the contents into an ultrasonic tank filled with cleaning solution and water. The high-frequency sound waves create microscopic bubbles and high temperatures to scrub and agitate contents. The air pressure released from the imploding bubbles gently removes residues on items.

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County has the experience and skill to restore your home and save as much property as possible. Call us at (973) 887-9100 to make the fire damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

What Can I Do to Clear My Home of Water After a Pipe Breaks?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

floors with standing water SERVPRO is the specialist company to be called to mitigate your water issue in your Morris Plains home.

Bring in a SERVPRO Restoration Team to Remove Water from Your Morris Plains Residence

Regardless if it is a major pipe leak or a drip that goes unnoticed, water can cause a host of problems for a homeowner. Correcting them quickly and thoroughly is the best way to restore your Morris Plains home to a safe condition, ready to live in again.

How Do Your Teams get Started?

We bring in pumps to remove the standing water in your Morris Plains home. This initial action stops continuing damage to floors and any property underwater, such as carpets, bookcases, and other furniture. Technicians place items on blocks or pallets in a dry area so the water drains off and out of them. To keep carpet layers intact, they use air movers to force warm, dry air over them and underneath to dry the floor below as well.

Does Restoration always work? 

Not always, sometimes water damage to Morris Plains homes requires demolition and construction. SERVPRO technicians train to remove damaged items for disposal without causing additional damage in otherwise unaffected areas of your home.

No matter how much, or how little water was in your home, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100. We are here for you.

How Do You Safeguard Premises When Cleaning After Water Loss in Morris Plains?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

interior of an office completely flooded, objects floating in water and selective focus on a chair SERVPRO of East Central Morris County can help safeguard your premises and valuables while performing a cleanup.

SERVPRO Handles Commercial Water Cleanup Professionally in Morris Plains Institutions Such as Banks Guaranteeing Safety of Valuables

Although it might not happen often, a water spill can affect institutions such as banks necessitating cleanup and other restoration steps. Apart from worrying about the damage the water causes in Morris Plains, other issues such as safety of valuables and privacy of what is held within the bank walls might also raise concern.

How do professional restorers juggle conflicting issues caused by the water spills?

When you know the commercial water cleanup exercise in your Morris Plains facility requires more than just saving or restoring damaged materials, you might have a hard time selecting a restoration service. Involving a professional team like SERVPRO with highly trained crewmembers, including specialists such as ASD, Applied Structural Drying technicians, should help ease most of your worries. The training and experience such a team has, helps in many ways, including:
    •    Dealing with various soiling challenges
    •    Safeguarding the site
    •    Scoping the loss to identify all possible problems
    •    Handling specialty cleaning or drying needs

Our technicians handle everything from mopping wet floors to cleaning contents such as upholstery or carpets affected in an incident. One reason why we manage this is that we have access to a wide variety of equipment, including specialized upholstery cleaning machines, so you do not have to worry about stains or patches in upholstery or carpeted areas once we finish cleaning.

Safeguarding your facility after water damage may require different actions, including isolating the worst affected areas while allowing utilization of other sections. Separating affected areas also helps give our crews more flexibility when performing tasks such as power washing surfaces, drying, or even deodorization. We set up engineering controls to aid such separation. For example, if the water loss affects the ground floor, we can set up plastic sheet barriers to isolate it, allowing clients to access other floors. We also set up warning signs such as cones and redirection signs to ensure situation awareness for everyone visiting the premises.

Is it necessary for SERVPRO technicians to scope the loss?

Although it is easy to see the areas affected by the spilled water, a thorough evaluation of the loss is still necessary. Two members of our crews perform the initial evaluation. One crucial detail you may not know about such scoping is that it can help you get an estimate of the duration it might take to restore the facility to its preloss state so that you can inform your clients or staff members. We also scope for hidden intrusion beyond what a casual observation reveals. For example, we take actual moisture readings on affected materials rather than only noting which items are wet. Our technicians perform various tasks during the evaluation process, including:
    •    Taking specific moisture readings from wet materials
    •    Checking for specialty drying situations
    •    Checking for hidden moisture intrusions

The information gained helps establish the number of technicians to involve in the job and what types of equipment to bring to the loss site.

Can professional restorers save everything from water damage?

Although disposing items affected by water might be hard to accept, it is rarely possible to save everything. However, a professional restoration team can help prevent unnecessary damages to contents and construction materials. Damage can result from the effects of moisture or improper handling of materials during removal or transfer around the facility. Our SERVPRO technicians prevent these problems by:
    •    Expediting water extraction and drying
    •    Setting up a staging area for equipment
    •    Using the right equipment when tearing down materials

Moisture exposure over extended periods damages a variety of materials ranging from wood, metal fabrics, and even electronics. Our technicians find ways to minimize such exposure reducing the level of damage. We use several water extractor units if there is a significant amount of standing water to quicken the process. We can also set up dehumidifiers around the facility immediately after arrival to keep humidity in check as we perform cleaning and other restoration steps.

It is not possible to salvage wall materials such as drywall and insulation significantly exposed to water. There is good news, though, because removal is only necessary for the wet sections. The removal can lead to other problems such as damaging electricity or data cables if not done correctly. When removing drywall, our technicians adjust the depth of saw blades or drill bits to ensure they do not penetrate beyond the drywall, thus eliminating the chances of cutting cables.

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County can help safeguard your premises and valuables while performing a cleanup. Call us at (973) 887-9100 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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 Morris Plains, 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 East Central Morris County today at (973) 887-9100 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.