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Addressing Flood Damage in Mendham Homes

1/5/2024 (Permalink)

groundwater flooding road and house yard Groundwater can infiltrate a Mendham basement, resulting in catastrophic water damage. Contact SERVPRO for cleanup and restoration. Here to Help®

SERVPRO® Provides Rapid Mendham Flood Cleanup

Amidst the lush landscapes of Morris County, NJ, lies the town of Mendham. Mendham has an array of charming options if you enjoy shopping and dining. Main Street has quaint shops and boutiques, including Mendham Jewelers, Village Wine & Liquors, and CVS Drug Store, where you can access unique gifts and fashionable clothing. When it comes to dining, the town presents several restaurants catering to different tastes, from casual cafes to upscale dining experiences like Wicker Basket and Aoyama Chinese & Japanese Cuisine.

Flood damage in Mendham can transform what was once a place of comfort and safety into a battleground of destruction and despair. Aside from groundwater that can pool into your property, the winds, which can reach extreme velocities during severe storms, exert immense force on a property's structural components, resulting in roof damage. High winds can lift and tear off roofing materials, such as shingles or tiles, increasing the risk of water infiltration and subsequent interior damage. SERVPRO® offers emergency services for flood damages, including boarding up the structure and quick water extraction to prevent further water intrusion. We work hard to mitigate basement flood damage.

SERVPRO addresses a wide range of issues:

  • Wood rot
  • Microbial growth
  • Contamination
  • Deterioration of building materials

How Water Infiltration Ruins Belongings and Structural Elements

Insulation and drywall are particularly susceptible to water infiltration. When the materials become wet, they lose their insulating properties and may start to sag, crumble, or develop mold. Upon evaluation, SERVPRO crews ensure that the home's structural integrity is restored, often involving removing damaged materials, thorough drying, and installing new components to meet industry standards.

Other methods employed to prevent moisture migration:

  • Dehumidification
  • Installation of plastic sheeting and barriers
  • Installing sealants and waterproofing materials

Floodwaters often carry silt and debris of every kind. The water may also have contaminants like chemicals, sewage, and bacteria. When these substances come into contact with personal belongings, they can contaminate them, making them unsafe. Our crews carefully sanitize affected surfaces and belongings to remove harmful substances, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for occupants.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is ready to respond when flood damage strikes your home. Call us at (973) 895-5000. We’re faster to any size disaster™.

Storm Water Damage Restoration Options for Residents of Randolph

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Floor Wall Disaster may strike at any time. Call SERVPRO for the storm damage restoration.

SERVPRO Offers Comprehensive Storm Water Damage Cleanup Procedures in Randolph

The work of stormwater damage restoration experts is to ensure your property takes the least time possible to return to its preloss condition. Storms are massive, and sometimes it could be demanding to perform the related cleaning and repair without the help of experienced mitigation technicians. Also, if you stand to be compensated by your insurance provider, working with these experts is highly encouraged.

When our SERVPRO team performs a stormwater damage remediation process in Randolph, we inspect to check whether the property is safe for occupancy. During the inspection, we take note of areas that need to be attended to and develop an appropriate remediation plan. If the storm was so minor, you might be lucky to avoid major repairs, but the property needs to be well-dried to prevent mold growth.

We perform the following tasks to prevent your property from suffering further damage:

  • Removing debris that might have been dumped on your property
  • Replacing and repairing building structures compromised by the storm
  • Water extraction and cleanup
  • Securing any building openings such as windows, doors, and roof
  • Repairing damaged floors
  • Cleaning and restoring your furniture and upholstery

Our SERVPRO technicians use specific tools such as shovels, buckets, brooms, and rakes to clear the mud, branches, and other large debris. Once the water is freed of such sediments, we can allow sedimentation to take place so that additional water extraction methods can be effective. Depending on the situation we are dealing with, we can use handheld or track-mounted water extractors.

If there is limited space within the property or when the stormwater damage cleanup process needs to be done quickly, we recommend off-site drying of the soaked contents. Off-site cleaning can also prevent the risk of mold growth.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 whenever you need dependable stormwater damage restoration services. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and also available 24/7 for professional assistance.

What a Water Cleanup Task in Randolph after a Storm Entails

12/19/2022 (Permalink)

Water filled living space Call SERVPRO for assistance from a professional remediation company.

For Rapid Flood Cleanup in Randolph, Homes - Call SERVPRO

When a storm hits, rainwater can seep into your home from landscaping sloping towards the house, damaged roof, clogged gutters, or improperly sealed windows. You should always check to ensure that rain gutters are clean and that downspouts drain a few feet away from your home’s foundation. Keeping an eye on your Randolph home helps you notice potential problems that could lead to moisture damage during bad weather.

While the above steps may help minimize the risk of a flood, if it happens, rapid water clean up in your Randolph home reduces the amount of damage and makes repair easier. Safety is also important during such incidents. Therefore, when you notice water accumulating in your home, turn off the power and unplug all equipment and machines. If water comes in fast or while you are away, you should have qualified personnel assess the situation before entering the house to avoid electrocution. SERVPRO is available 24/7 and responds rapidly to extract moisture, thus minimizing further damage.

Some activities during the water cleanup process:

  • Removing all soaked and contaminated materials
  • Shoveling out silt and mud before it dries
  • Deodorization
  • Drying surfaces

In flood water you may not always be able to see these hazards or contaminants. The water could be polluted with chemical substances, mold, or bacteria; thus, it is important to wear protective gear.

Cleaning Up

Stopping further intrusion into a home is crucial. Homeowners can mitigate flooding due to a storm by ensuring the storm drains are properly working and blocking any entry points to stop water from intruding further. SERVPRO crews install tarps, board up any openings to prevent further intrusion, and quickly clean up soiled areas.

Cleaning should target areas such as:

  • Hard surfaces like floors, walls, tiles, and linoleum floors
  • Carpets and furniture
  • Textiles and clothes

Depending on the amount of water, our SERVPRO crews use different units to remove moisture from homes, including light wands for your carpet and deep extraction tools, which can be attached to an extractor. Shovels and rakes help remove silt and mud.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County offers good water cleanup. Call us at (973) 895-5000. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

We Have a Rapid Response Time to Randolph Flood Damage

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

generators and dehus on semi-bed servpro green Pictured is a large desiccant dehumidifier that is used to help clean up flood damage in large buildings in Randolph.

Flood Damage in Randolph Is a Threat Requiring Need Qualified

Flooding can occur from summer storms to winter blizzards that melt and runoff into structures.

SERVPRO ensures that local residents experience a fast response to situations involving flood damage to their Randolph property. We hire people who show dedication to our community and the well-being of its residents and then provide them with extensive training. Part of this includes on-the-job experiences with more knowledgeable restoration experts who point out the variations that play essential roles between different jobs.

Part of restoring homes and businesses requires physical labor, but a significant portion also depends heavily on science and the use of technology. Because of this, our employees also gain certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This aspect of their training ensures that our customers receive the results they need to help their families recover from disasters like flood damage.

Clearing the sediments deposited all over floors and pushed into cabinets and closets requires buckets and shovels. This preliminary work gets your home ready for drying out and future restoration. IICRC training stresses the importance of following the steps in mitigation so we can provide our customers with the results they deserve.

Wooden frames and flooring can twist and warp when either too dry or overly damp conditions exist. Our moisture detection equipment helps us achieve optimal conditions at rates that prevent any other damage from occurring. Drying equipment creates airflow currents that pull moisture out of wet materials and then push that water vapor toward dehumidifiers or open windows. Installing new elements in a damp environment sets the stage for mold and other related deterioration to happen in the near future.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County's flood damage specialists are always ready to help with water extraction and restoration. Contact us at (862) 305-9757. to have IICRC-certified specialists make your home livable again.

Flood Damage Mitigation in Randolph Properties with SERVPRO

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Carpet Soaked With Water Having an issue with flood damage in your Randolph home. Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

Rapid Flood Damage Restoration in Randolph Homes

There is no telling what type of damage a storm can bring. Though it may appear as if your property survived the wicked winds, a walk around your property could reveal hidden problems. A storm combines physical damage and flooding. The water left at your Randolph home from flooding can be difficult or even dangerous to remove because it may contain sewage or other contaminants. 

Flood damage recovery for Randolph properties is challenging, but SERVPRO can help ease the process for you. We can quickly rally manpower and equipment to respond to any-sized situation. We understand that you do not only want things cleaned but your life back. 

Problems caused by a storm

  • Clogged gutters
  • Exterior damage
  • Scattered debris
  • Downed electrical wires

Doors and windows are susceptible to wind and flying debris. Our technicians inspect for cracks, broken panes, holes, and damaged frames and board up broken windows before they can be fixed. We also inspect outdoor appliances, like air conditioning units, as these can be damaged.

Dealing With Flood Damage to Your Home

The floodwater contains silt and debris, which usually flows out with the floodwater. However, any remains can be removed using shovels and rakes, and the area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before drying. 

Our team looks for and removes concealed water. Extracting standing water alone does not solve your moisture problems if the water that is hidden in your home's structural cavities is ignored. If the flooring and drywall show signs of water damage, there is likely moisture retention behind them. Therefore, we remove the drywall and flooring to get to the water.

Some Quick Recovery Measures

  • Covering leaking roofs to prevent further damage
  • Removing wet rugs and carpet from floors
  • Expedited water extraction

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County can assist with all restoration work related to storms and flood damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (973) 895-5000. We are prepared to dispatch someone to your site.

What Are the Stages of Carpet Flood Removal from Mendham Homes?

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying floor Call the professionals of SERVPRO at (973) 895-5000. Fast mitigation is necessary because carpeted floors delaminate after prolonged water exposure.

Carpets can be Challenging to Clean and Dry After Flood Damage in Mendham Properties. 

Carpeted floors are an attractive installation option for modern homes, which can be comfortable on those using them every day and stay a beautiful element of your property when maintained. After flood damage, the carpets of your home can be a material that rapidly absorbs intruding water. We have several steps to remove water from these affected flooring materials and protect your property. 

Assessing the Situation with Job Scoping 

Flood damage in Mendham homes can be assessed quickly with our production manager or crew chief walking through the affected property and evaluating the situation. Inspections like this help create a custom restoration plan focusing first on the most immediate issues of the property, which can often include elements like extraction.  

Clearing Surface Water 

Water removal services are among the most common initial responses to flood water intrusion. Even when the water has been absorbed into the carpet, some can still pool on the surface. We have submersible pumps and vacuums that can remove this surface concern to make trapped water more accessible.

Extracting Water from the Carpet and Pads

Deep extraction options are almost specifically designed for use with carpets and padding assemblies. When caught early enough in clean water incidents, this extraction process can protect flooring materials. Some of the tools include:

  • Carpet Wands
  • Weighted Extractors
  • Floating the Carpet with Air Movers

Is the Subflooring Damaged? 

Another assessment that must be conducted is determining whether or not the subflooring has become affected by the migrating water. When this lower level has not been affected, we can remove the carpet and padding when substantial damage exists to protect the main supports of the floor.

With carpeting being a standard installation to many homes and businesses throughout the region, these components can be quickly impacted when flooding occurs. We work fast to mitigate pressing flood water concerns and protect the property. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team is standing by to help at (973) 895-5000.

Can SERVPRO Handle Repairs After Randolph Flood Damage Cleanup?

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

Air mover drying out walls and floor Flood cuts can minimize the deconstruction and build back of a flooded Randolph home. SERVPRO's general contractor license #13VH06013000

SERVPRO Technicians Can Handle All Phases of Water Damage Mitigation in Randolph Properties

While there are many types of water damage in a Randolph property that can get planned for and hopefully prevented, there is little to stop storm damage from affecting a home. High winds knock down tree limbs, or large hail can damage roofing, as well as flash floods, bringing water into houses.

SERVPRO technicians get to work immediately in Randolph properties with flood damage. First and foremost is the extraction of the water. It is not uncommon for multiple pieces of water removal equipment to get used in tandem to hasten arrival to the drying phase of the mitigation. The techs work quickly to:

  • Make needed temporary repairs to halt further damage
  • Extract the water and dry the property
  • Apply preventative mold treatments as needed

Drying the Property

The technicians use multiple types of drying equipment depending on the property's unique needs. Floors may need drying mats, while opened wall cavities can benefit from the focused air delivery by the Injectidry System.

Cleaning and Prepping for Repairs

SERVPRO techs use their equipment and manually clean within the worksite using their professional cleaning agents, and many of them include biocide and fungicide additions for a top-level sanitizing of surfaces affected by the water. 

Repairs and Reconstruction Assistance

Once the water damage service completes, if the property owner chooses, this SERVPRO location holds a general contractor license #13VH06013000. The technicians can handle all repairs needed to restore the home fully, such as making permanent repairs over the temporary ones deployed during the mitigation. Large scale reconstruction when walls or ceilings need full replacement and finer touches such as insulation, painting, and carpet installation.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 brings professional flood damage to Randolph properties. The certified technicians are available around the clock to assist property owners when the damage happens, not the next business day.

How Destructive Can Winter Weather Conditions Be to Randolph Properties?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

snow covered house SERVPRO says--winterize your Randolph home against ice dams on the roof and frozen pipes with correct insulation and temperatures

Early steps reduce water damage to Randolph homes in the winter

The winter months can welcome a wide range of weather conditions for Morris County, and our SERVPRO team must work fast when this storm damage or subsequent water damage overwhelms a home.

Avoiding the Costly Damage of the Winter Season

Among the greatest concerns for the winter season are frozen pipes and ice damming on Randolph homes. When left unchallenged and unresolved, these conditions can become costly, destructive situations for property owners. Here are a few preventative measures can be taken to ensure that the worst of these effects do not threaten your household. These include:

  • Installing Better Insulation – Plumbing exposed to harsh temperatures should be covered with insulation to keep the pipes warmer and less directly affected by colder conditions. 
  • Keeping Pipes Exposed to Warm Air – It is important to make sure the pipes likely to freeze are surrounded by warmer air whenever possible. Open cabinets and doors provide an easier path for this air to reach sensitive plumbing.
  • Protecting the Roof from Ice Formation – Preventing ice formations on the roof eaves is a combination of multiple steps property owners can take. The first and most direct of these is the installation of heated cables over this susceptible area. Make sure that the attic has adequate and uniform insulation.

Restoring Your Home After Water Damages

When you do not address these potential problems in time, severe damage can result to the property. When burst pipes or flooding in the attic become urgent situations, SERVPRO is here to help. We have leading restoration equipment and experienced personnel to address immediate concerns like standing water, saturated structural elements, and damaged contents.

The winter months can be heavily damaging to area homes, especially during cold snaps with extreme temperature drops. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team appreciates the urgency of fast and reliable restoration when disasters occur, and we mobilize fast after the first notice of loss. We are here to help 24/7 at (973) 895-5000.

Can SERVPRO Save Randolph Homes from the Effects of Flood Damage?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

flood in basement Flood and storm damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Fast Response and Efficient Restoration from SERVPRO Techs can Save Randolph Homes from Long-Term Flood Damage.  

Water accumulated on your property after a storm is often contaminated, posing a unique challenge to the restorers. Professional restorers like SERVPRO have the right training, tools, and equipment to safely handle contamination issues during flood damage mitigation to your Randolph home. 

Once the SERVPRO techs arrive to restore flood damage to your Randolph home, the first thing they do is assess the situation. SERVPRO techs use several pieces of equipment to determine the extent of water damage, such as moisture meters and thermohygrometers. After the assessment of the scope of the damage, the next step is to form a restoration plan that is fast and effective.    

What is the Role of Luminometers during Flood Restoration of Your Randolph home?

SERVPRO techs often use Luminometers to determine the extent of contaminated surfaces and standing water on your flood-affected Randolph property. Although luminometers do not replace the need of an Industrial Hygienist (IH), they serve as a good starting point.  

Organic residues often contain a large amount of ATP (energy-generating molecules), which can harbor bacteria and other microbes if left on any surface. A luminometer detects these ATP molecules and helps to determine the level of contamination indirectly. 

SERVPRO techs use this equipment to help decide if a consultant or hygienist should be called in to document and provide a restoration protocol. These meters are helpful as a self-check before having the hygienist return for clearance testing.  

If you have any questions regarding flood damage restoration or any other water-related disaster, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000. Our technicians are available 24/7 to answer your queries.

Should Professionals Evaluate Flood Damage in Mendham Even if the Water Drained Away?

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

a full tank of water in a basement with pipes coming out of it Affected by flooding after a storm? Team SERVPRO can help with certified technicians and the necessary water removal equipment to tackle the job.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Sophisticated Moisture Detection and Measuring Devices to Resolve Hidden Mendham Flood Damage

During the height of a severe storm in Mendham, flood damage threatens, water rising in the lower levels of homes. When the winds wind down, and the rain clouds disappear, you might be pleased that little to no standing water seems left in your basement.

Do You Need to Have Your Mendham Home Inspected for Hidden Flood Damage After a Storm?

It is likely the water you noticed inching up in the basement did not simply disappear. Floor drains or a sump system direct the fluids outside of your home. On the other hand, the water, potentially loaded with contaminants, could remain in the recesses of your home, ready to create a different kind of havoc, including harboring mold and progressively destroying building materials.

Who Can Locate and Help Plan for Eradication of Trapped Floodwaters?

Our SERVPRO managers and technicians have sensitive moisture detection and moisture level measuring tools in every one of our fully-stocked service vehicles. We use these to find lingering water:

  • Moisture Sensor -- has penetrating probes and indicates the presence of moisture.
  • Moisture Meters -- penetrating and nonpenetrating, measuring levels to set drying goals and monitor progress.
  • Infrared cameras -- use temperature variations to discern where fluids or high levels of moisture linger.
  • Thermo-hygrometer -- tracks temperature and relative humidity during the drying process

How Do SERVPRO Workers Reach and Manage Hidden Basement Flooding in Mendham?

The SERVPRO crew uses a range of strategies to release and remove trapped water. We choose one or more approaches:

  • Drill holes in baseboards to drain water caught behind drywall or paneling
  • Drill into mortar joints to "bleed" water stuck in cinder block cells or behind other brickwork
  • Saw "flood cuts" in drywall or lath and plaster above flood line to release water and remove ruined building materials
  • Remove ceiling tiles or punch weep holes to permit overhead water a safe and controlled outlet

Avoid the expense and disruption of secondary damage from trapped flood water in your basement with an assessment and project plan from SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County. Call for assistance 24/7 at (973) 895-5000.

Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready to Restore Your Randolph Home

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

young girl lying on carpet; toys and sofa in background Floodwater, if not quickly removed, can ruin carpet. SERVPRO is standing by to make it "Like it never even happened."

When Flood Damage Ravages Randolph SERVPRO is Ready

Extreme weather patterns have brought significant flooding activity to the Randolph area in recent years. When a homeowner sees the water rising in the lower levels of a snug and comfortable dwelling, it is devastating. Fast action is necessary because water itself is very destructive, and floodwater mixed with debris, including mud, field and landscaping chemicals, sewage, dead animals, and more, is catastrophic in its effects.

When contaminated water from the neighboring area sweeps flood damage into your Randolph home, help is needed immediately. Our team of disaster response experts is on the move to you within hours of your first call. A seasoned project manager assesses the damage, devising a workable plan to remove the water, containing it for hazardous waste disposal if necessary. Technicians trained in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best industry practices implement the plan.

SERVPRO service vehicles are loaded with the equipment, products, and tools needed to extract excess water and then clean and disinfect the spaces affected. We use thermal imaging to locate any water trapped behind structures and take baseline moisture measurements to inform our ultimate drying goals. When dealing with floodwaters, we take particular care, typically characterized as Category 3 or black water, the most contaminated.

When living areas flood, carpeting, and padding is usually discarded, as is most insulation. Cleaning these fixtures is difficult because of the residues and debris in the water. EPA-registered disinfectants do an excellent job of sanitizing solid surfaces, and the SERVPRO crew is skilled in their application.

Once the water is out and the area disinfected, SERVPRO technicians create a perimeter of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry the flood damaged space. To ensure that the warmed, dry air pulls moisture from cavities, we might make flood cuts near the floor and ceiling to create a chimney effect. Our workers monitor the moisture content of structural components and the air to ensure we achieve drying goals.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is ready to answer the call when residents find their lower levels flooded. Call us at (973) 895-5000 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to set up an assessment.

Where Should Property Owners Start, With Flood Damage Restoration In Randolph Homes?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in a basement with a washing machine When you experience flooding from storm damage, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County. We are ready to assist.

Start by Involving Reliable Restorers Like SERVPRO to Help With Flood Damage In Your Randolph Home

A flooded basement in Randolph can breed various hazards and cause costly damages if not restored on time. Act immediately by seeking help from professionals. IICRC certified restorers like SERVPRO are the best in getting your property back to life.

Do I need to call an electrician?

When our customer care receives a flood damage emergency call in Randolph homes, we ask our customers to avoid the flooded area since it poses an electrical danger. We ask our clients to switch off the main power supply and avoid getting into contact with the water on the ground. If you cannot locate the circuit breaker, ensure to contact a professional electrician to switch off the power supply.

How do SERVPRO professionals speed up the drying process?

Effective drying is an essential step during the restoration process. Speeding up the drying process is essential because it minimizes chances of secondary damages such as:

  • Mold growth
  • Persisting odor
  • Structure instability

Since there is no electricity supply on your property, our experts can use a portable generator to power our equipment. We can use electric submersible pumps to extract excess water from your basement.

However, if the floodwater contains dirt and debris, we can use a self-priming trash pump to pass solids like broken branches, rocks, and dead plants. It ensures to extract excess water from the basement leaving only moisture.

Our technicians can use portable electric heaters to dry the moisture in your basement. The equipment speeds up the evaporation process, especially from wood materials. However, since direct heating of some materials can affect them negatively, we can use sandbags to contain the heat against the materials and contents we are drying.

Flood damage can lead to costly repairs if not handled on time. Talk to SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 to help mitigate flood damage in your property. We can handle Any Size of Disaster.

Is Randolph Area Storm Flooding More Threatening Than Other Water Intrusions?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle outside of a house Floodwaters can quickly damage the structure and contents of your home. Contact team SERVPRO to help with remediation during this time.

What Additional Problems to Randolph Homes Come with Floodwater?

Floodwater contains contaminants from the soil, garbage, and everything else it touches before entering a home or business. These contaminants cause further issues requiring additional demolition, types of cleaning agents, and more:

  • Permanently stained drywall
  • Carpets cannot be restored for safe use
  • Increased pungent malodors throughout the home
  • Increased threat of mold growth

SERVPRO trains personnel to reduce or eliminate these flood damage effects in Randolph homes. Our response teams start by spraying all open water (puddles, water in basements, etc.) with an antibacterial agent to reduce the physical risk to our specialists and anyone else who might enter the home.

Specialists then bring in water pumps. They remove all water directly into the nearest sewer access point or, if one is not available, into a holding tank for delivery to a water treatment center. Next, they spray every now-exposed surface again and then remove all property too damaged for restoration. This allows other team members to concentrate on restoring the salvageable structural and personal property.

For thorough flood damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County today at (973) 895-5000.

Prompt Restoration When Storm Flood Damage Occurs in Randolph Properties

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flood damage is no DIY project especially when it comes to your home. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size flood restoration job.

SERVPRO is Experienced in Proving Flood Restoration to Make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Randolph Township is a suburb in New Jersey, which covers a total of 21 square miles. The township is home to a population of 25,734 according to the census held in 2010, which represents a 3.6 percent increase from the census held in the year 2000. 

The township in Morris County was declared the third most populated municipality. The New Jersey State Planning Commission designates the township as half-rural and half-suburban. When it comes to job growth, access to local shopping centers, community safety, excellent schools, and a high homeownership percentage, Randolph was ranked fourth in the state and number one town in Morris County.

Randolph local Government

A council-manager form of government governs the town. A policy-making body in the town is the elected council. Each year, the council elects one of its members to serve as the mayor of Randolph. The council hires the township manager, who serves as the chief executive of the municipality.

Places to visit in Randolph 

For Randolph residents looking for an afternoon baseball game, a suitable place for your morning bike ride, or an early morning jog, the town has various community parks that offer many recreational opportunities. Some of these parks include:

Freedom Park

The 172 acres of Community Park were part of the Brundage estate. The park at Millbrook Avenue provides the town’s residents with seven athletic fields. Two of the fields are used for lacrosse and football.

Other fields include a softball field and a multi-purpose area. Freedom Park also has walking and biking trails, a playground area, a picnic pavilion, and a sand volleyball court.

Heistein Park

The 44-acre recreational area has four softball fields that kids and adults can use, six soccer fields, a refreshment stand, a large picnic pavilion, and restrooms. A bike trail that encircles the lake area offers a perfect setting for ice skating during winter and picnicking, as well as fishing in warm months.

Tamarack field

Residents use the 30-acre recreational facility along Park Avenue as a day camp between June and August. Park Avenue divides the park into two sections; the east and west sections. The eastern section of the park is the day camp area that comprises various campsite facilities, a swimming pool, and a small tot-lot, while the western section has a field used by youth for recreation programs. Flooding in any city is an inconvenience to both residents and visitors. When it happens, reassurance comes from seeking the services of restoration professionals.

How Do SERVPRO restorers extract water from flood-damaged properties in Randolph?

When flood damage occurs in Randolph homes, it leaves property owners stranded and devastated. The secondary damages of the unfortunate incident, such as odors and corrosion, show up within a brief period.

Involving professional restorers like SERVPRO immediately can help minimize damage and get your life back on track in a brief period. We use special equipment and tools and approved techniques to handle flood damage of any size or scope.

We can use self-priming trash pumps to extract excess water from your flooring. The equipment can remove floodwater that contains solids effectively. We can also use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry your home. If it is necessary to dry your ceiling, we can direct airflow across it to evaporate the moisture.

Flood damage can cause irreversible damage to your property. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 to get your property to its preloss condition. 

Mendham Boro Residents Can Take a Virtual Tour of NYC's Holiday Displays

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of commercial building We are always on call so you can be 'worry free' during the holidays.

Hook Up with NYC for a Holiday Fun Light Extravaganza 

On Thursday, December 10th, 2020, residents of area communities like Chester, Mendham, and Morris County towns can appreciate a comprehensive virtual tour of holiday lights and displays happening now in New York City. The online event begins at 4 PM and will continue for roughly 75 minutes.  

During this time, the audience will be treated to holiday music, light conversation, and banter about the displays, and see some of the most impressive constructions and light designs happening now in New York City. You can also get some information about the history of decorating for the holiday season in the Big Apple, all hosted by Mario Medici. You can find out more information and register for this event through the Chester Library's website.  

Flooding can happen in many ways when the winter chill sets into the area, so you can count on our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County for flood cleanup in Mendham Boro homes. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (973) 895-5000

When Can Cleanup Begin After a Flood?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

dog sitting in a SERVPRO truck with flames and green on it. What is better than a technician with 2 legs? One with 4! Let SERVPRO’s team help with your flood damage.

When your Randolph home falls victim to flooding, cleaning and restoration practices should begin as soon as possible. 

Knowing what to do following a flood is not always clear after your Randolph home suffers damages. You prioritize the house's specific recovery needs, but DIY cleaning and recovery are not always possible or feasible for widespread flood loss effects. Many look to the experience of professional flood restoration companies like our SERVPRO team to help in these situations, as we have industry-leading equipment, continual training and education, and communication skills to decipher your priorities in restoration.

Cleaning and flood removal for Randolph homes must happen as soon as possible, meaning that you should not hesitate to contact both your insurance company and restoration professionals like our technicians. As a comprehensive solution for restoring natural disaster damage to your residence, we have both experienced technicians accredited from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and licensed general contractors to prevent specific conditions from worsening, including:

  • Structural Damage: Through practices like controlled demolition and inspections, we can determine the extent of present structural concerns and prevent these conditions from worsening and leading to collapses. 
  • Contaminants: Contamination is always a concern with natural flooding, as the presence of bacterial and viral pathogens cannot be ruled out. The fewer materials and contents that become exposed to moving floodwater, the less that must get discarded and later replaced. 
  • Ruined Contents: Your personal belongings left in harm's way can become irreparably harmed, or due to contamination exposure, beyond restoration.
  • Odors: Standing water and saturated materials, combined with the various substances, chemicals, and organic matter brought in with flooding, can create a pungent odor that requires neutralization. 

Can Extraction Start Right Away? 

Extraction should begin as soon as possible because standing water continues to be a severe threat to the property, even when contaminants are not a concern. Because natural flooding also embodies the risks of bacteria and viral pathogens, exposure to materials often means discarding these structural elements. Preventing saturation beyond surface materials becomes a critical effort that requires multiple extraction tools based on the severity of the situation, its location, and what solids/debris might be present in the standing water. Once surface water is mostly removed, muck-out cleaning can begin.

What Is Muck Out? 

After the immediate effects of natural flooding, cleaning up often means encountering a considerable volume of organic matter and debris on the floors, walls, and other exposed surfaces. Muck-out is one of the preliminary cleaning actions taken to remove this buildup while simultaneously reducing the concentrations of bacteria, contaminants, and odors. Common substances and debris include:

  • Dirt
  • Mud
  • Debris
  • Silt
  • Foliage

Can Some Surfaces Get Cleaned Instead of Removed? 

Contamination is a considerable concern when natural flooding occurs. Choosing what materials can stay installed and which must get discarded is a very concise need. Often, porous materials that become directly exposed to standing floodwater or migrating loss effects must get discarded and later replaced. With the appropriate management of the pooling water and the efficient removal of surface materials like drywall and certain flooring types, wood framing and subflooring often only requires cleaning and antimicrobial treatments. Particular flooring and wall types that are low-porosity can also typically get cleaned, including:

  • Concrete
  • Tile
  • Brick/Block

If Demolition is Required, When Does This Occur? 

Because we have a roster of qualified and licensed general contractors, we can offer controlled demolition solutions as the needs get identified. During the job scoping phase, our project manager can indicate where controlled demolition might be necessary and potential problem areas that could worsen without attention. Early mitigation stages provide the appropriate timeline to safely remove these impacted materials and contents before further deterioration.

Can Odors Get Removed? 

Neutralizing and removing odors after a flood disaster requires several tools and strategies. We can begin with reducing the severity of these conditions through products like deodorizing granules and odor counteractant beads that absorb these odors and replace them with a pleasant scent. Deodorization occurs as one of the final cleaning steps for a property and often involves versatile tools like thermal foggers and ozone machines.

Cleaning and removing the effects of flooding in your home is not a situation that homeowners are often equipped to handle independently. With the experience of our professionals and the current inventory of leading tools for extraction and cleaning at our disposal, SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County can help you to make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (973) 895-5000.

What Can Happen If My Fiberglass Insulation Gets Wet After a Storm In My Randolph Home?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Mold and water spots on an attic wall. Storm damage to your insulation can be problematic, so let SERVPRO take the lead.

For Flood Removal After Building Materials Inside Your Randolph Home Get Wet, Call SERVPRO

After a storm strikes the Randolph area, moisture can find its way into your house once the water starts getting deep outside. H2O can enter your home from a leaky roof or rise from the ground. Once moisture enters your dwelling, it will first build up on your floor, and then it can start soaking into your wall cavities.

Does my insulation get ruined if it gets wet?

During flood removal in Randolph, our SERVPRO technicians know that the R-value of some types of insulation can be decreased if your fiberglass insulation inside your walls gets wet. Fiberglass insulation is made from glass, and it can be made into batts, blankets, or loose-fill. This type of insulation is commonly found in residential buildings inside walls, ceilings, and sometimes underneath floors. Most batts of fiberglass insulation is paper-backed meaning that one side of the insulation has paper attached to the fiberglass.

Can my fiberglass insulation be restored after it gets wet? 

According to industry standards, fiberglass insulation and its paper backing can be dried out and restored if it gets wet, and the source is category one or clean water. However, moisture coming into your home after a storm is either considered a category two or three situation since there is a chance the water is contaminated by harmful fungi, bacteria, viruses, or parasites coming in from the outdoors. Therefore, when dealing with "grey" or "black" water, our SERVPRO crew can remove or replace your insulation if it gets wet.

How can you dry out my wall cavity after the insulation gets removed?

  • Flood Cuts: We can cut your drywall a foot or two above your floor and use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out your wall cavities.
  • Injection Drying Systems: We can use injection driers that push air into your wall cavities through holes that are drilled into your drywall.

If you ever think that moisture made its way inside your walls after a storm, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 24 hours a day.

Why Is Tearing Down Part of My Property Suggested When I Expected Professionals to Fix Flood Damage in My Randolph Home?

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tech. talking to home owner After your home suffers flood damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO Uses Research-Based, Proven Strategies to Remove All the Water and Normalize Moisture Levels After Flood Damage In Randolph

After a severe storm passes, your Randolph home is awash in flood water. Overland flooding pushes muck, debris, and sewage and chemical contaminated fluids into your first and lower levels. Roof, window, or siding damage can allow water to pour inside and cascade down walls or stairs to collect in building cavities or on the lowest floors. You need help getting the silt and the water out of your home, but some of the methods a professional restoration company uses to achieve this goal might surprise you.

What Creates the Need for Controlled Demolition?

Water is the agent of disaster when flood damage strikes your Randolph residence. It acts as blunt force, driving the muddy onslaught through ground-level windows and doors. Its pressure can knock walls over and push contents into disarray. Once it settles inside, the flood water seeks cracks and crevices, infiltrating porous materials and invading building cavities. It cannot be left to drain or dry out over days or weeks as corrodes building materials. If moisture encounters molds spores, chances are good that microbial growth and damage follows.

What is Controlled Demolition, and How Can It Help with Flood Damage Recovery?

SERVPRO technicians begin with extraction of visible water, moving on to locate trapped fluid using tools and techniques mastered during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. Once we pinpoint the problem, we use the following to release water and open the wet space for applied structural drying:

  • Flood cuts -- sawed into drywall several inches above the floodline, permitting extraction of water and direction of moving, warm air to dry
  • Holes drilled under the baseboard or through mortar joints -- allowing insertion of hoses for negative air pressure for suction and positive air pressure for drying

Who Rebuilds the Demolition?

Our construction division takes on the repair and rebuilding. Licensed workers  make the limited demolition ready for repainting or refinishing, “Like it never even happened.”

Rely on the experts at SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to guide you out of the chaos of flood damage. Call us at (973) 895-5000 to set the restoration into motion.

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General: 13VH06013000

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How Challenging Is It To Complete Restoration After Flood Damage Affects My Randolph Home?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

an area of the house with stairs that is flooded If not taken care of properly, water damage can affect your home for much longer than you think. Contact SERVPRO right away.

The Training and Experience SERVPRO Crews Have Helps in Identifying and Dealing with Challenging Aspects of Flood Damage

Flooding incidents affect Randolph properties in many ways, including soiling and contaminating them. The sudden moisture influx from flooding also affects a variety of materials in the house ranging from fabrics, wood, and even composites. Some damages to materials are readily discernible, while others may remain hidden until you scrutinize an area thoroughly or extreme deterioration finally reveals the problem.

How do I know which materials are damaged?

Identifying the materials that flood damage affects at your Randolph home is an essential part of planning the restoration process. In addition to noting which items or materials are damaged, identifying the level of deterioration matters since it is what determines whether repairs can be done successfully or replacements are necessary. When you know the different ways flooding affects materials, it is easier to identify the damaged ones. The typical ways materials end up damaged include:

  • Exposure to contamination
  • Over saturation of materials
  • Heavy soiling

The level of damage in Randolph caused by contamination depends on the physical traits of the affected material. Any porous materials affected by the groundwater are damaged beyond repair because even deep cleaning leaves some traces of the contaminants. The most common porous materials affected during flooding include:

  • Floor materials such as carpets and pad
  • Wall materials such as drywall and insulation
  • Content fittings such as foam, sponge or cardboard

Absorption of significant amounts of water can change materials physically, compromise bonds holding materials together, or cause disintegration in other ways. For instance, wood swells, warps, buckles, or cups, depending on where it is installed. For carpets, the fibers separate from the backing, while drywall crumbles under the slightest pressure. Such problems are readily discernible so you can tell which materials are damaged.

How do I deal with the damaged materials?

You have various options when dealing with materials damaged during flooding incidents. For the non-porous and semi-porous materials, cleaning can help restore heavily soiled materials while drying helps reverse the effects of moisture.  For effective cleaning, the use of chemicals to loosen or breakdown soils and disinfectants and other antimicrobial agents is necessary. Agitation and other physical cleaning actions are also necessary. For materials or contents damaged extensively, removal is the only solution. Our SERVPRO technicians also take other steps to safeguard the items, tools, and areas we clean, including:

  • Separating the work area where necessary to prevent the spread of contaminants
  • Creating a decontamination area by setting up a 6-mil plastic sheet on the floor, ceiling and continuous wall-wrap
  • Setting up a contents cleaning area in an uncontaminated section of the property
  • Setting a load out area next to the work area where we hold bagged waste awaiting removal to the disposal site.

Are there unexpected challenges that develop when resolving flood damage?

Proper planning and use of the correct equipment helps the process of restoring flood-damaged properties run smoothly. However, unexpected issues can arise at any point during the restoration. For instance, failure to observe safety precautions when using chemical products to clean, disinfect, or deodorize the property can lead to irritation or even injury. Our SERVPRO technicians follow manufacturer directions when mixing or applying such products. We also use protective equipment, including respirators, and splash goggles for safety.

Removal of moisture introduced by the floodwaters or cleaning processes is essential to restore the property to its preloss state. However, this is easier said than done. One unforeseen issue that can halt the drying process is moisture equilibrium, which happens when the moisture in a material is at par with the condition of the surrounding air. With this condition, moisture does not move from the wet materials to the air.  Our crews increase the heat and air movements to break the equilibrium. We use air movers to boost air movements and portable heaters to increase temperature. Exhausting warm air from dehumidifiers back into the room also helps raise the temperature.  

Stubborn odors can also develop in your property after a flooding incident. Odors can be real or imagined since the sight of your property heavily soiled can have a psychological effect that gives you the impression that there is a smell. Some odors might also emanate from cleaning agents, finishing products applied on surfaces, or the wetness. Such odors disappear naturally over time. Our SERVPRO technicians help remove the odors, or in case of temporary or imagined odors, we use masking agents that produce a sweet scent.

A flood-damaged property can present many challenges that delay restoration. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 to manage any incident, "Like it never even happened."

The Real Truth Behind Flood Damage Remediation Options in Randolph

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

flooded kitchen area When flooding affects the home, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO right after an event for water removal and to help prevent a mold infestation.

Flood Damage in Randolph Needs More Than Water Removal

One of the main caveats of flood damage is that it needs attention almost as soon as it occurs for the best outcome. There are often a host of issues that come with the water loss. 

When a home in Randolph has flood damage, bringing in professional help to clean it up is paramount to lessening the loss. Because the technicians at SERVPRO are available 24/7, there is never a delay in starting the restoration services.

Prepping for Water Loss Before it Happens

It is a good idea for local property owners to set up a plan for what to do if a water loss occurs. Make a list of valuable items, locations of essential papers, and priceless treasures such as photo albums or artworks get removed before elevated humidity causes damage. If it is not possible to access the items before the techs arrive, the crew chief can get anything needed out of the house.

Common Issues After a Flood 

One of the reasons that flood damage has the potential for so much loss is due to the various things that arrive with the water. Debris, chemicals, and sewage are all typical things that the techs have to deal with during cleanup. 

Mold is another frequent problem. The naturally occurring airborne spores can germinate within 24 hours, and once that happens, they can spread rapidly throughout the home, particularly on sheetrock and wood framework. 

Odor Control

The odor in the home after a water loss can be significant. The technicians have varying types of applications to neutralize any level of musty scents left behind after drying and cleaning. 

Rebuilding After Flood Loss

A home can change in looks significantly after a water loss. When the seriousness gets elevated to flood-type damage, things like sheetrock removal, carpet, and insulation disposal are commonplace events. With their general contractor license #13VH06013000, the techs can take the property from cleanup to reconstruction seamlessly and save the homeowner the stress of finding and vetting a local contractor to perform the needed repairs. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for assistance with flood damage cleanup and restoration to make the water loss in the home, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Are Available 24/7 In Randolph After A Flood

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

A muddy floor in a home after a flood damage disaster We have the training, state-of-the-art equipment, and expertise to handle any flood damage in your home. Call us right away, we act fast.

Recovering After Flood Damage in Randolph

Floods can cause extensive damage to any home. When the floodwater recedes, it often leaves a trail of sludge and debris in its place. This can cause just as much or more damage to a structure that the actual water itself, if not dealt with right away.

You should address flood damage in your Randolph home systematically and quickly to ensure a safe, thorough cleanup and seamless restoration. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises that Category 3 water, such as floodwater can contain dangerous microbes that potentially carry illnesses. Technicians may need to remove affected content to an off-site cleaning facility where they receive specialized care and cleaning before returning them.

During the restoration, residents may need to leave the structure to ensure safety. SERVPRO water restoration professionals use personal protective gear while working in exposed areas. They extract excess moisture and water through the use of powerful extraction tools, including portable WAND extractors, self-propelled, or stationary. These tools use body weight to compress the carpet and pad, squeeze out excess water, and then remove the water through extraction equipment.

After removing flood damaged items from the home to an off-site cleaning facility, technicians may perform flood cuts to remove drywall twelve to eighteen inches several inches above the damage so that they can address moisture issues behind the wall by blowing warm, dry air into affected areas with high-velocity air movers and tubing if needed. Air movers work in conjunction with dehumidifiers that pull moisture from the room and exhaust warm, dry air. Our contracting team (General Contractor License: 13VH06013000) repairs the walls after they remove excess moisture and thoroughly dry the impacted area.

Technicians use EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectant for nonporous surfaces such as Sporicidin and Microban to control microbial contamination by spraying onto all contaminated materials and surfaces. Products must make physical contact with impacted areas for effectiveness. For this part of the restoration process, occupants should not breathe in the heavy-duty cleaning solutions.

For 24/7 cleanup help after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

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Randolph Restoration Professionals Talk About How to Choose Dehumidifiers for Water Loss Events

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged living room. Parts of waterdamaged ceiling fallen on floor We not only use tools to extract water but also dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry your home after a water loss event.

Comparing Desiccant or Refrigerant Dehumidifiers in Randolph Homes 

Though we might h­­­ave many options regarding moisture removal and drying for Randolph homes, not every tool is right for the jobs that we undertake. The use of dehumidifiers, for example, can lead to a decision on which of our available options is the best fit for each water recovery project. In most cases, the choice comes down to our refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers. Although they can both achieve similar results, their effectiveness changes with the situation our SERVPRO professionals face. 

The choice between these two units is not always clear, and our project manager and crew chief can monitor conditions during water removal in Randolph homes to have the appropriate units ready for deployment after water removal phases. Flooding can leave a substantial volume of water spread throughout susceptible areas of your house, allowing absorption by many construction materials and structural elements. 

When it is time to deploy one dehumidifier or another, many considerations must get made. The process alone for removing moisture in the air is different between these two units, as refrigerants pull air through refrigerated coils, which can condense water vapor, and desiccants pass over silica gel to capture water molecules. 

Types of Materials 

The type of material that requires moisture removal is a crucial element to choosing the type of unit our SERVPRO professionals need on a job site. Refrigerant units are typically used to address moistures in more porous materials and to address surface dampness. Desiccants are ideal for surfaces and materials with low permeability, such as hardwoods, concrete, and other like surfaces.

Conditions of the Job

A refrigerant dehumidifier requires less power (8-15 amps), making it a wise choice for jobs where the available power is limited. Desiccants often run on trailered generators our team provides, primarily because of their higher power needs (8-30 amps). 

Most of the jobs that our team undertakes where moisture removal is a priority, the low grain refrigerant model is sufficient. No matter what your home needs after a loss incident, we have the advanced equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact us today at SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County (973) 895-5000. 

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Comprehensive Solutions To Flood Damage In Your Mendham Area Home

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO truck parked in a driveway, with two dogs in it. Let us protect you and your entire Mendham home after a flood takes over. We want to help with every obstacle.

SERVPRO has the solutions for your Mendham home after a flood.

Regardless of when, or how, disaster strikes, you want access to a team of qualified professionals committed to offering expert restoration solutions for your Mendham home. Thankfully, there are several local technicians available with a variety of certifications, standing ready to implement trusted, comprehensive restoration solutions, 24-hours a day.

When you call a professional to clean and repair flood damage present in your Mendham area home, you might think that removing water and cleaning the area sounds easy. However, each situation comes with unique challenges that your technicians work hard to overcome. As a homeowner, it helps to learn as much as possible and maintain expectations as restoration progresses in your home.

The type of paint used during the construction of your home plays a significant role in how your Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO handle your situation. Flat paint allows water vapor to pass through more readily than a semi-gloss, which makes flat paint dry quicker. Drying floors and walls under or behind cabinetry can take more time, simply because of the existence of multiple layers (cabinet backing and drywall). 

If your cabinetry does not have a back layer, SERVPRO technicians can drill holes into your wall, which allows air circulation within the wall cavity. However, if the cabinet has a backing installed, it extends drying time, even if the homeowner allows a technician to place holes in the backing. Often, cabinets have laminated surfaces that act as a vapor barrier, providing technicians with false readings. 

Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) from SERVPRO looking to ensure restoration of structural components have multiple drying methods at their fingertips. Since vinyl wall coverings, such as wallpaper, act as a vapor barrier, trapping water within your walls, you have a decision to make. You can either remove your wallpaper or ask technicians to remove base molding and drill holes, using air movers, to force air into the wall cavity without damaging the existing material.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm, providing full-service, comprehensive solutions throughout Randolph, Chester, Roxbury, and surrounding communities, call today. (973) 895-5000

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Factors that Can Affect the Restoration Process of Your Flood Damaged Mendham Home

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in a basement that has water on the floor. Your flood damage in Mendham means something to us, we want to help.

We will always go the distance for your Mendham water damage.

Many Mendham residents have experienced the effects of flooding over the years. These events highlight the importance of seeking help from experts with specific knowledge and experience in flood damage remediation. Getting the process of flood damage recovery wrong can cause your home to develop serious moisture problems in the months to come, and this can add distress if you need to vacate your residence for a second time.

Restoring your flood damaged Mendham home quickly can reduce potential future problems and allow you to occupy the home sooner. After a flooding incident, you should do a few things to ensure that your home is safe for you and your family to occupy. They include:

  •       Checking if some insects and rodents could have come in with floodwaters.
  •       Looking for ruined gas and power lines, exterior damage, and foundation cracks.
  •       Looking for shifted stairs, broken pilings, and slanted walls or floors.
  •       Turning off power and water lines.
  •       Checking for cabinets and other items that could fall over.
  •       Checking if the running water is safe to use for cleaning or drinking.

Once you check these issues, you can document the flood damage by taking photos or videos to prevent disputes with your insurance firm over the problems that have been repaired. You can then call SERVPRO franchise professionals to assist you with cleaning up your home. We can assess the destruction and provide you with our remediation plan and estimate.

One factor that can affect the restoration process of your home is the nature of the flood. The existence of biological or chemical contaminants, sewage effluent, sand, silt, and soil in the floodwater dictates the way we manage the recovery process. If there is solid waste, soil, and debris on the floor, our technicians can use rakes and shovels to remove them. This helps expose structural surfaces for further evaluation and inspection.

Floodwater and the debris it carries can exert extreme pressure on the structure of a building. Therefore, we consider the height the water reached and its rate of flow inside and around a home. We also consider the construction of a building because water affects different materials in various ways. Brick and concrete are resistant to water damage, while wood can be resistant to short-term dampness. However, wood decays if it stays wet from a lengthy period. Dense materials usually absorb little water but dry gradually, while porous materials can absorb large amounts of water, but dry faster.

We perform a thorough investigation after removing the standing water to establish a base level from which to monitor the drying process. Our crew uses several devices to monitor moisture levels, including thermal imaging cameras, moisture sensors, and moisture meters. Our SERVPRO crew speeds up the drying process using heat, ventilation, and dehumidification.

When in need of flood damage restoration services in Randolph, Mendham Boro or Chester, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County. We are locally operated and available around the clock for help. Our helpline is (973) 895-5000.

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Our Flood Damage Technicians Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Your Randolph Garage

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

To get the right solution for any challenge after flooding in your home, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to assist.

Dealing With The Unique Challenges Of Flood Damage In Your Randolph Garage

Flooding that primarily affects the garage area might not seem like a major threat, especially if you do not have many items or junk stored in the area. With most garage floors made of a concrete slab, thorough cleaning and extraction of standing water might seem like the only steps necessary to restore normalcy. However, since concrete readily absorbs water, there is a need to do more to avoid the problems a saturated floor would pose. Our professional flood damage mitigation services help deal with those unique challenges.

The garage being a vast open space means that significant amounts of water accumulate quickly. Such water can lead to various types of flood damage in your Randolph home, including fueling mold infestation all over your property. Since immediate extraction might not be possible when water outside the structure is yet to recede, one step to reduce damage is removing as many dry items from the garage as possible. Our SERVPRO technicians help move items to a dry section of your home or an offsite storage facility.

Extracting the water from the floor may require advanced equipment that can lift thousands of gallons within a short while. Cleaning the heavy soiling left by floodwaters might also require advanced equipment to ensure the area attains sanitary levels. Our SERVPRO teams rely on sophisticated equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors to expedite water removal. We also have pressure washers that help remove mud, silt, and other soils left by the floodwaters.

A saturated floor can keep causing opportunistic problems after dealing with the initial loss. The fact that garages have limited ventilation further compounds the situation. Completing specific drying steps can help fix the problem. Our SERVPRO technicians first scope the area using moisture detection equipment to establish the degree of saturation. We then set a drying goal, which determines the number of air movers and dehumidifiers necessary to eliminate all the moisture “Like it never even happened.”

To get the right solution for any challenge after flooding in your Mendham, Mendham Boro or Chester home, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to assist. You can reach us any time at (973) 895-5000.

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