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Professionals can Help Control Mold Damage in Randolph Homes

3/28/2023 (Permalink)

mold damage on a ceiling A mold infestation in your Randolph home can seem quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO immediately for mitigation and remediation services.

Why does it Pay to Hire SERVPRO for Mold Damage Restoration in Randolph?

Mold damage to your Randolph home can have lasting effects if not handled promptly. Mold can cause aesthetic and even structural damage to your home. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO can help you restore your home safely, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO effectively handles mold damage in Randolph homes as our technicians have a scientific approach to remediation. We understand the importance of preventing the fungal spores from spreading to the unaffected areas and use tools and techniques to ensure it. SERVPRO technicians follow the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) S520 Mold Remediation guidelines during the restoration process. Our technicians collaborate with science experts like the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals and Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) for an efficient and safe restoration process. 

What Causes Mold to Grow in Your Home?

Our indoor environment is full of microscopic, airborne spores of fungi. However, mold damage problems occur when these fungi find a conducive place to germinate, grow, and thrive. 

Fungi require three things to grow and multiply in your Randolph home:

  • Moisture
  • The right temperature, and
  • Organic material as a food source

Most fungi grow when excess moisture is present, and the temperature is between 680 and 860F. However, some species can also grow in temperatures as low as 320F and 1220F. Microbes generally feed on organic material, including wood, paper material in drywall, and carpet fibers like cotton, jute rayon, and wool. These surfaces regularly accumulate spores; however, mold damage occurs when these materials become damp. 

As the spores absorb moisture, they swell and send out a network of structures called hyphae. Some hyphae grow like roots and penetrate the material on which the fungi grow, while others grow upright and produce spores on top. 

Trying to remove mold without the proper precautions can result in the spores becoming loose and spreading to unaffected areas. Professional restorers like SERVPRO take special precautions, erect containment zones, and use state-of-the-art equipment to prevent this. 

Removing the Mold Contamination

SERVPRO's remediation begins by erecting containment zones using high-strength 6-mil polyethylene sheeting, PVC pipes, wood framing, or spring-loaded expansion poles. 

Negative air pressure is established and maintained in the containment zones using negative air machines (NAMs) fitted with HEPA filters. The goal is to prevent the airborne spores from getting out of the containment zone into the unaffected areas of the building.

SERVPRO technicians ensure that robust environmental hygiene practices are employed throughout the restoration process. 

Technicians carefully remove the contaminated material using razors and knives to avoid gathering dust and bioaerosols. SERVPRO technicians further limit the spread of the contamination by employing several engineering controls that include the following:

  • Using control systems vacuuming the visible contamination from surfaces or containing it with 6-mil poly
  • Using controlled sources of water or pump sprayers during restoration processes 
  • Monitoring the specific humidity throughout the process and taking steps to dry the environment to prevent amplification of the microbes quickly
  • Bagging and wrapping the wet materials immediately in heavy-gauge poly and disposing of them properly.

Professional restoration of mold damage can ensure safe and efficient remediation, and it pays to hire a service like SERVPRO. 

To know how we can help you in your time of need, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why You Need Professional Mold Removal and Mitigation Services in Randolph

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

mold in closet We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

SERVPRO Can Perform Controlled Mold Demolition in Your Randolph Home

Mold removal is necessary since when people get exposed to the spores. For it to start growing, its spores, usually suspended in the air, have to land on a moist surface. When surfaces such as drywall get moisture, they create conditions for mold growth.

Our SERVPRO technicians can perform a mold inspection on your Randolph property. The first thing we do is to identify the source of the moisture and fix it before we can remove the mold. Below, we highlight some common causes of mold in most buildings. They include:

  • Leaky appliances
  • Condensation on walls or windows
  • Flooding or water damage
  • High humidity levels
  • Poor Ventilation

Our team wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during mold remediation. For instance, we wear goggles, gloves, and respirator masks to protect ourselves from inhaling mold spores. We can achieve that by creating barriers with the help of plastic sheeting, and even closing windows and doors helps.

At this point, we are ready to perform controlled mold demolition by cutting out the affected areas. Below are some of the tools we use to make precise and clean cuts:

  • Utility knife: We use it to groove the drywall along the affected areas so that it can break easily and be removed.
  • Reciprocating saw: It is a powered tool that makes precise cuts through the sheetrock.
  • Drywall saw: It has sharp teeth and a pointed tip that can cut through drywall.
  • Circular saw: Can cut through sheetrock but is less efficient than the other two options.

Our SERVPRO technicians can use bleach and water to scrub the drywall's moldy areas during mold cleanup. Our team can then use dehumidifiers and fans to dry the mold remediation process. Later, we can replace the affected drywall and finally repaint the area.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for professional mold removal services. Our company is Faster to Any Size Disaster and uses advanced cleaning and restoration equipment to handle any size disaster.

Clearing Smoke Residues from Walls and Ceilings in Mendham

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Mendham your fire damage will be serious let SERVPRO help.

SERVPRO has what it takes to clean your Mendham home after fire damage.

As you have been taught from a young age, when fires break out in your Mendham home, your best action is to get as low as possible and work your way to a safe exit. Smoke rises, and that is why the bulk of the smoke removal and cleaning that our SERVPRO team performs happens on the upper half of the wall surfaces and along the ceilings. With sophisticated tools and products, we can manage these residues to prevent a need for widespread tear-out and reconstruction when possible.

While cleaning up smoke and fire damage in Mendham homes is necessary to return the structure to a pre-damaged condition, there are detailed approaches to accomplish these tasks. Depending on the severity of these residues on specific surfaces, various agitative cleaning practices can be beneficial in removing the loose particles resting on the surface to better aid in effective cleaning with our powerful products and equipment.

Convection is heat moving through the movement of air. As you know, heat rises as it is lighter than colder air, and the same practice affects present smoke in the environment as well. This cycle continues until the fire gets extinguished. These convection currents can be instrumental in depositing soot and smoke particulates on wall surfaces, ceilings, stationary fans, and light fixtures. Ventilating your home immediately after extinguishment can help to reduce these deposits.

Agitative cleaning practices like vacuuming and using light brushing can help to break buildup loose and leave only a thin layer of soot or smoke residue for cleaning products to overcome to reach the affected surface underneath. In more challenging situations involving materials like countertops, we can utilize soda blasting techniques to remove the residue, partially deodorize the area, and protect the material underneath the layer of smoke particles.

Focused cleaning efforts are a vital element to restoring your home after a fire loss incident, and our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team has the experience and cutting-edge equipment to overcome nearly all of the obstacles you might face after a fire loss. Give our team a call anytime at (973) 895-5000.

Become Familiar With Randolph Mold Damage Remediation Success

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Damaged room A mold infestation can seem quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO immediately for mitigation and remediation services.

Why SERVPRO's Full Service Approach Successfully Manages Severe Mold Damage in Randolph

When Randolph homeowners returned home from vacation, they were shocked to discover an entire room covered in mold colonies. Because of the infestation, the family left the house and called us for immediate professional intervention. 

Setting the Scene

Residents seeking help in Randolph mold damage issues are stressed. Nothing can prepare for the stench and look of an extensive mold outbreak. In this case, as seen from the photo documentation, mold covered the entire room, including the floor and trim. Sagging ceiling tiles hint at water damage from above or humidity in the area so high that porous materials become saturated. After assessment and consultation with the insurance company and our management team, the decision for mold-based demolition was finalized. Disinfecting before work and after the demolition and removal were keys to preserving the safety of our work crews and the home's inhabitants.

What to Expect from Professional Mold Remediation 

A mold infestation this extensive requires the highest level of containment security. Our team isolated the affected space, partitioning it off with a 6-mil sealed heavy-duty poly dust barrier. We set up a dual-barrier airlock for entry and exit and enforced a stringent rule that technicians wear full personal protective equipment (PPE). During the project, HEPA-filtered negative pressure air scrubbers cleaned the atmosphere within the room, venting to the outside. The amount of dust and hazardous debris stirred up during mold removal and demolition is why SERVPRO takes the utmost precautions during mold remediation.

Mold and Moldy Materials Removal

This mold project required demolition, resulting in many mold materials being removed for disposal as hazardous waste. The widespread mold growth, combined with the damage done to the materials infested, made it problematic to try to retain and restore the interior structures. Our familiarity with proper mold debris containment, paired with our capability to do demolition and rebuilding under our general contractor's license, is why SERVPRO was an excellent match for this complex project. 

Comprehensive Cleanup

As part of any mold remediation project, strict adherence to contamination protocols is essential. A thorough cleanup of all affected spaces is vital to prevent cross-contamination. The care needed is second nature to our experienced and highly-qualified team members. Meeting regulatory marks and providing peace of mind is why SERVPRO is a top regional mold remediation firm.

Disinfection with EPA-Registered Products

Before beginning the mold demolition process, we applied a broadcast EPA-registered disinfectant. This practice limits exposure to opportunistic mold spores and debris, although the PPE and containment do the heavy lifting of keeping all safe. Once the area was cleared of mold, additional treatment with approved antimicrobials ensured that any structural drying needed would not spread moldy residues. Our team is consistent in our follow-through on these best practices, which is why SERVPRO inspires confidence even after profound mold damage.

Water Source Elimination

Mold is not known to grow in the absence of moisture. Our proven ability to find and eliminate the source of water damage is why SERVPRO is uniquely qualified to manage severe mold demolition and disinfection projects. We do not feel the job is complete until the water issues are resolved.

Severe mold challenges need the most professional and up-to-date equipment and systems, which is why SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is the choice of many in our area. Call us at (973) 895-5000 to arrange for a mold damage consultation at any time.

What Mold Remediation Approach is Easiest on Mendham Boro Homes?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

a person looking at mold through a magnifying glass Mold infestations spread quickly. Get a hold of the situation with a quick call to SERVPRO. Our certified team is standing by 24/7 for your call.

Mold removal requires many techniques, some of which are more abrasive to Mendham Boro homes than others.

Removing mold and microbial growth is an intricate process that should begin as soon as you recognize a problem. Allowing mold to spread and worsen can be destructive to the property and cause health effects. We work fast to determine the extent of the damage and choose among several remediation strategies to manage and eliminate active threats.

Surface Cleaning Strategies

Mold remediation in Mendham Boro homes describes several initial actions by our professionals to overcome active mold colonies. Among the most heavily used in the early stages is surface cleaning. Applying chemical solutions eradicates mold spores on impacted materials on contact. We have several options within our inventory, including:

  • Sporicidal products
  • Mold inhibitors
  • Antimicrobial chemicals

Media Blasting and Sponge Pressure Cleaning

However, surface cleaning is not always effective, and more aggressive measures might be necessary. Media blasting and sponge pressure cleaning both use media under pressure to eradicate surface mold development and the hyphae of the organism close to the surface without damaging the host material.

Sanding and Controlled Demolition

The most abrasive remediation methods are often the hardest on the affected materials of your home. Sanding, for example, removes the outermost layer of the hosting element but can help prevent demolition on wood framing and similar components. Demolition can be necessary for materials like drywall and other porous construction elements when the spread of the organism becomes unmanageable.

Mold remediation is an undervalued need for many homes in the area, so many property owners do not rush to resolve the problem. The result is a greater damaged area and weakened hosting materials. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team can help with various restoration and mold removal tactics to return your home to pre-mold condition. Give us a call today at (973) 895-5000.

Need Mold Remediation and Removal in Mendham Boro – Call SERVPRO

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Ceiling Our fast response team can eliminate further mold growth due to water leaks.Call our certified SERVPRO technicians right away to assess the situation.

Should Attic Mold Be Removed in Homes in Mendham Boro – Ask SERVPRO

Many homeowners notice a strong, musty odor usually caused by active mold colonies in their homes in Mendham Boro but give it little consideration. There is often no indication of a mold problem in bathrooms or other high moisture areas. They may not realize their roof is leaking, allowing moisture to penetrate the attic area and providing the perfect conditions for mold growth.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation services in Mendham Boro and surrounding areas. Mold spores are floating everywhere in the air looking for the right germination conditions. If there is a leak caused by poor shingles, water makes its way into the insulation providing the right conditions for mold colonies to grow. Often, when the homeowner notices the odor and arranges for an inspection, the entire attic is full of mold.

Our mold technicians can inspect the area and provide recommendations on how best to proceed. Large infestations may need to be reported to local authorities, and specific mold removal protocols must be followed. SERVPRO can provide advice regarding how best to proceed.

SERVPRO can help remove contaminated insulation and disinfect the joists and roof supports. New insulation can be installed; however, it is important first to correct the situation that caused the leak in the first place. Homeowners can also prevent mold infestations in the attic by taking the following actions:

  • Inspect your roof once per year for significant deterioration of the shingles
  • Look for shingles missing or shingles that have begun to curl
  • Check the attic space for any signs of water stains on the roof joists
  • Take action immediately to make repairs and avoid water leaks in the roof
  • SERVPRO provides mold remediation and removal for all mold infestations.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (973) 895-5000.

How Do Water Restoration Companies Locate Mendham Water Damage?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

water soaking toys in a bedroom on shelf Let SERVPRO salvage your kids' toys after a water damaging incident in your Mendham home. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Uses Experience and Advanced Equipment Against Mendham Water Damage

Water damage within a Mendham home is not a situation that should rely on visuals. Once water enters a property via a burst pipe, sewer backup, or floodwater, it flows along the path of least resistance and rapidly seeps underflooring and wicks into walls. It is impossible to look at a vanity or kitchen cabinet and know the amount of water (if any) that has collected underneath.

Professional water restoration companies in Mendham, such as SERVPRO, rely on their training, experience, and multiple detection devices to determine the true scope of the cleanup area. The main focus is making sure the property owner is informed and understands what the techs are doing during each phase of the water mitigation service.

  • The service starts with scoping
  • Determining the water category and applying appropriate measures
  • Safety check to confirm the structure is sound

Basic Scoping Techniques

The technicians move rapidly around the structure and use their training for visual assessment and professional equipment such as infrared cameras, probes, and moisture meters. This beginning of the service quickly determines the areas of the property that need addressing first. If any sites need temporary repairs, those get done at this time.

Water Types and Categories

The technicians determine the source of the water damage and assign a category. For example, water from a pipe under a kitchen sink is not as hazardous as a sewage backup in the home, which spills contaminated water throughout the area. In cases where contaminants are present in the water, as determined through testing, the technicians treat the water to make the water safer to handle during extraction.

Safety First During Water Mitigation Services

The inspection to look over the property looks for possible dangerous situations such as sagging ceilings or floors too wet to hold the weight of a technician and their extraction equipment. In these cases, truck-mounted units with hoses may get used to ensure the floor does not collapse. The technicians carefully inspect baseboards, insulation, cabinets, crawlspaces, ductwork as needed, and more.

Mendham residents trust SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 among water restoration companies in the local area. The certified, trained techs are available 24/7 for any size and type of water cleanup service needed.

Why Not Handle Mold Damage in My Randolph Property – Do I Need Professional Assistance?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

mold and water damage on ceiling and walls SERVPRO offers better than DIY mold remediation for Randolph area homes and businesses. We apply antimicrobial agents, once and done.

Skilled Mold Damage Restoration in Randolph Generates Best Results

The rainy season, a lack of ventilation, and other reasons for increased moisture in your home all bring the potential for black mold development. While many Randolph property owners may think bathroom or basement mold is a primary concern, the truth is that mold only needs moisture, the right temperature, and organic materials to feed on to thrive. SERVPRO wants potential customers to know that there are many reasons to enlist the help of professionals to handle pesky mold colonization developing in your home.

Why Hire SERVPRO for Mold Damage in Randolph?

Not only do we arrive quickly with proven processes to facilitate your mold restoration project, but we also go over the many ways professional service is best. These are just a few of the reasons to contact highly-trained mold specialists when you suspect damage developing in your home:

  • Restore the property safely – Your instinct might be to begin cleaning noticeable mold on your own. However, spraying, wiping, and disturbing mold spores can make problems worse. Not only does this cause the spores to become airborne to travel into other areas of your house, but you also run the risk of developing potential health effects. SERVPRO’s technicians know how to carefully remove spores, clean all areas, and thoroughly disinfect and sanitize.
  • Avoid costly damage – Mold spores can slip into your HVAC system and small crevices and cracks throughout the home. The fungi eat away at carpeting, drywall, and even your structural elements if left unchecked. Professionals know how to perform detailed, thorough remediation and restoration to keep costs low.
  • Prevent future mold infestations – By addressing the mold infiltration root cause, SERVPRO technicians help you to prevent infestations in the future. We look at moisture-prone areas, advise duct cleaning, and help to sanitize all surfaces before we wrap up the mold damage project.

Why trust anyone else with your mold damage when you have a trusted team like SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County? We are available 24/7 for prompt response by calling (973) 895-5000.

Who Can Randolph Property Owners Call for Safe Mold Remediation?

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

a person peeling back wallpaper with mold underneath of it Found mold? Team SERVPRO can quickly investigate the extent of the infestation and remediate the mold damage in your home. We are here 24/7 to help.

Randolph SERVPRO Professionals Perform 24/7 Mold Remediation and Restoration Services

As of 2021, home mold remediation can cost homeowners in Randolph and elsewhere in the United States an average of $2,347. That translates to anywhere from $13 to $28 per square foot, with small-scale cleanup costing approximately $458 on average, while large-scale situations average $6,333.

SERVPRO strives to save Randolph homeowners with mold remediation that is timely and restoration-focused to preserve structures and contents where possible. SERVPRO’s repertoire of build-back services means that home mold cleanup does not stop at removing spores from a property.

SERVPRO’s Training Provides Techs with the Knowledge Necessary to Preserve Mold-Affected Homes

SERVPRO technicians, franchise owners, and staff all receive comprehensive initial training in such restoration topics as:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Restoration technicians can also pursue further education and certification opportunities for mold remediation and other mitigating specialties that align with current Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices. SERVPRO’s e-Learning modules allow techs and other franchise employees to improve their restoration know-how at their own pace.

Franchise owners also receive 15 days of hands-on training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to help their communities with restoration. This program includes topics like Fire and Water Restoration, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, and Mold Mitigation.

Additional credit and noncredit educational opportunities are available for SERVPRO staff and other local professionals, particularly those who work in such industries as real estate or insurance claims adjustment.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County can render “Like it never even happened” levels of cleanup when property owners call (973) 895-5000.

SERVPRO Offers a Premier Water Damage Restoration Service to Mendham Homes

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Our goal is to have your home back to preloss condition ASAP.

Why Is SERVPRO the First Choice of Mendham Homeowners When it Comes to Water Damage Restoration?

A successful water damage restoration of your Mendham home is achieved only when the moisture level is brought back to preloss conditions. Professionals like SERVPRO use several pieces of equipment, including water extractors, dehumidifiers, and air movers, to remove the excess moisture and prevent any secondary damage.  

SERVPRO techs use dehumidifiers to reduce the amount of water vapor in the air during water damage restoration of your Mendham home. These equipment are designed to decrease the humidity ratio of the air that speeds up the evaporation rate in the building and its contents. As the moisture continues to evaporate into the air, the dehumidifier continues to remove it until the structure and contents are dry. It is important to use the right dehumidifying equipment to ensure that proper drying is achieved. SERVPRO techs have the knowledge and experience to ensure that the right equipment is used for a given set of conditions. 

What are Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers that SERVPRO Techs Use During Water Cleanup from Your Mendham Home? 

Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers are similar to the standard refrigerant dehumidifiers but offer significant advantages. The pre-cooling component is the biggest difference between a conventional refrigerant and a low grain refrigerant (LGR). An LGR re-cools the air before it moves across the evaporator coils; however, they still work most effectively within a range from 70° to 90°F. Some high-temperature (HT) units remain effective in warmer conditions.

Since LGRs can produce lower humidity ratio conditions than conventional refrigerants, they will often speed the drying process as humidity in the affected area drops. They will be more effective at drying hardwood floors and other difficult materials.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000, where our technicians are available 24/7 to answer your questions.   

How Does Professional Remediation Help Mendham Homes?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over mold If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Can Provide Rapid Solutions to Hazardous Mold Growth in Mendham Homes. 

Mold can often surprise many Mendham residents, and the organisms target damp areas of the house like the basement or crawlspace. Because the organisms can spread fast, our SERVPRO professionals have direct containment options to help get the situation under control. 

How Can Black Mold Get Removed Quickly? 

Mold damage in Mendham homes can spread quickly under the right conditions, making it vital for our professionals to identify the damage and begin removing active colonization as soon as possible. Depending on the affected hosting materials, multiple remediation practices are necessary when restoring and recovering your damaged home. Black mold targeting drywall, wood, carpets, upholstery, and fabrics can benefit from several approaches like:

  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Sporicidal products
  • Sanding
  • Media blasting/sponge pressure cleaning

Does Mold Removal Affect Lingering Odors? 

The actions taken to remove mold and microbial threats can often be a beginning step in eliminating or reducing harsh, musty odors common to mold colonization. When these remediation strategies do not remove them entirely, we have direct deodorization equipment and proprietary products to neutralize them permanently. 

Mold remediation is not something to trust to unlicensed or uneducated restoration outfits. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team has extensive training and certifications in mold remediation and water restoration to help with all post-mold needs. Give us a call at (973) 895-5000.

Splish, Splash, Taking Baths May Cause Water Damage in Homes

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

A child in a bathtub with blue goggles on with suds on the child's head Let SERVPRO take care of the water, so you can enjoy the more precious moments in life.

Professional Water Removal in a Randolph Home

Bathtime with the little ones can often prove to be an adventure. When you have small children that decide to overflow the bathtub and cover your bathroom tile and hallway carpet with water, the prospect of water removal can be overwhelming to consider between all of the other obligations of daily life. 

If your little ones have a little too much fun during bath time and you need water removal in your Randolph home, SERVPRO professionals are here to help. Our team is outfitted with the latest water detection, extraction, and drying equipment to mitigate damage to your home. Infrared cameras can be used to measure moisture levels behind walls and other structures. We use scientific drying principles for fast and reliable methods of eliminating moisture in your home. OSHA-approved cleaners and EPA-registered biocides can be used to disinfect surfaces on your property and prevent bacterial growth after a home has suffered water damage. 

After you call one of our SERVPRO representatives, we can have a team out to you within hours to assess your flooring and subflooring damage. Moisture sensors and meters can be used to examine moisture levels in your carpet and on your bathroom floor. From there, we can prepare your flooring for drying. The carpeting may be pulled up, so drying can better affect both the carpet surface and the padding underneath. 

Whether tile or carpet, drying floors is crucial to preserving both the surface and the subflooring that is supporting it. If left unchecked, water can seep into the wooden framework of your home and become a haven for mold and structural damage. Our team uses air movers and dehumidifiers to extract moisture from surfaces and replace it with warm, dry air so any damage is dried quickly and efficiently. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County strives to leave every residential water damage disaster restored to its pre-damage condition, or as we like to say: "Like it never even happened." If you need our services to clean up your disaster, give us a call today at (973) 895-5000.

Why is a Rapid Response Needed After a Water Incident in a Randolph Property?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle parked outside of a house Many times, carpets can be dried after a water damage event. Call SERVPRO to come out and evaluate the situation.

It is Necessary to Preserve Randolph Homes Post Water Damage

Even small amounts of water can cause damage in Randolph before it evaporates. SERVPRO understands that if a constant leak goes unnoticed, the repair costs can run into thousands of dollars. Common damage in homes includes:

  • Delamination or the separation of layers in carpets
  • Warping and cracking of wood flooring, floor trim, and paneling 
  • Drywall splitting or crumbling
  • Paint, varnish, and other finishes bubbling or melting off furniture

Our response teams begin with pumps to remove standing water. If there is little visible water, then team specialists use smaller extractors to draw it out of carpets and from between floorboards.

After removing the water, specialists lift the carpet and dispose of the carpet pad. Then, they set-up an air mover to force warm, dry air over and under the carpet to preserve it and fans at the opposite end to draw out the damp air. Specialists use the same equipment to dry flooring and drywall without further damaging it.

Quick and thorough water removal is why SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is the answer to your needs. Call us at (973) 895-5000 to get started. 

How Can Property Owners Handle Mold Damage?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Rooms walls covered in mold from top to bottom Mold will spread like wild fire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any mold remediation service needed for your home.

It Is Best to Let the Certified Professionals from SERVPRO Handle Mold Damage in Your Mendham Property

Mold spores can travel through the air and settle on various surfaces, including walls, carpets, behind doors, and tiles, among other areas. It can cause health effects to those that are exposed to it. To deal with mold damage, it would help if you worked with an experienced restorer like SERVPRO.

Immediately you notice mold damage in your Mendham residence; you need to have it removed fast. You require professional mold remediation to get your home back to normal. We have highly trained professionals with decades of experience that help us in:

  • Identifying the affected areas.
  • Documenting the mold problem and coming up with an effective remediation plan.
  • Determining the level of contamination.
  • Remediating the mold effectively.

We equip ourselves with protective gear such as a full-body suit, eye protection, chemical-resistant gloves, and a full-face respirator during this process. This helps us avoid mold exposure.

When remediating a mold-contaminated property, we isolate the contaminated area using polythene paper to minimize mold spores' spread to unaffected areas. We also clean our customer's HVAC systems using duct cleaning systems.

It is essential to enlist restoration professionals' services to deal with the mold infestation in your property before it gets worse. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County for fast restoration at (973) 895-5000. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Hit the Slopes with the Mendham Township Ski Club

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

a kid skiing down a slope SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing all the talent at the Mendham Township Ski Club!

Sign up Your Kids or Become a Chaperone for the Mendham Township Ski Club

Every year the ski club is open to all kids in sixth thru twelfth grade, and it gives them the chance to master their skiing or snowboarding skills. The club provides supervision and transportation for everyone to the Camelback Ski Resort in Tannersville, PA. The club includes ski trips on six Sundays in January and February, and it is wise to remember the following:

  • The ski trips start in 2021 on January 3 and run every Sunday until February 21.
  • The trips leave from the Mendham Township Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m., but they ask everyone to arrive at 6:45 a.m. to have time to get on the bus.
  • The price is $592 for all six weeks, and that cost includes transportation, lift tickets, and supervision.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County always uses the industry's most advanced technology when completing your water mitigation project. We can be reached 24/7 at (973) 895-5000 and, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Many Choose Randolph to Visit and Reside

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of home decorated for fall No matter the season, SERVPRO is ready to handle your emergency flood damage restoration.

How Randolph Earned a Distinction as a Great Place to Live  

In 2019, Randolph earned a distinction among the 50 best places to live in New Jersey from Niche.com. This accolade has been primarily due to the increase in population, which improves commerce, economy, and overall sense of community. In the past several decades, the greater Randolph area in Morris County has been steadily increasing, currently boasting nearly 26,000 residents. The natural scenery and overall calm have been attractive to some of history's most well-known figures, including Frank Sinatra and Rocky Marciano would seek Randolph as a respite from the city's sound and bustle. 

The History of Randolph's Natural Appeal 

History plays a significant role in the overall appeal of the Randolph area. From the acreage purchased by Hartshorne Fitz-Randolph that would become the township in 1753, the town's most profitable aspects already existed. In New Jersey, the first iron mine was located in Randolph and began its operations in 1713, providing raw materials to the existing soldiers inhabiting the colonies. While they were instrumental in securing the necessary metals for fashioning weapons or ammunition, Randolph also served as a supply depot for Washington and his troops stationed nearby during the American Revolution. 

A blend of commercial development and unique rural appeal continued to keep the Greater Randolph area here in Morris County among the elite's premier vacation destinations throughout the years. In the 1950s, a series of bungalow and hotel developments would spring into existence, enticing names like Sinatra and Phil Silvers to use the area as a relaxing escape. Famous boxers like Max Baer and James Braddock used structures like the Saltz Hotel for training or broadcasted fights. In its own way, these exhibitions and getaways for some of the nation's most recognized people would put Randolph on the map for those that did not know it existed. 

Historical Landmarks and Sites  

Because history is so significant to Randolph's attractiveness and its surrounding areas, it is not surprising that so many of the structures and buildings within the town limits have been nationally recognized with historical significance. The Randolph Historical Society well preserves much of the town's artifacts and stories in the Museum of Old Randolph. 

Even beyond colonial America and the structures that have existed since this time, much like the unfortunately recently demolished Liberty Tree, there are many other significant structures and areas of town that have been protected and recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. One such portion in the city is the oldest street in the municipality, Gristmill Road. A secondary district, Combs Hollow, was also recognized in the 1990s for its contribution to the early American industry. 

Top Place to Live in New Jersey 

Despite only being around 26,000 residents, Randolph has been included on multiple lists and groupings of desirable places to live in New Jersey. There are numerous reasons for these accolades. For one, the town is home to the well-respected County College of Morris. With more than 7000 registered students, the school has a considerable need for professionals in hundreds of positions. Students can take baccalaureate degree courses in specific niches on the CCM campus connected to Rutgers University. 

There is a suburban feel and appearance of Randolph, especially being within a short drive from Newark, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Those that can stand the commute have seen the more rural feel of South Morris County to be a welcomed alternative to the noise and alarming pace of the larger city areas. Also, the cost of living in our region of New Jersey is more reasonable than you are likely to find in more widely developed areas of the state or nearby New York. 

Favorable Climate Conditions  

With a humid, continental climate, Randolph is one of the areas in the northern portions of the United States that can experience a wide range of potential weather events. In most seasons, the weather is favorable and mild. While residents of the area can experience all four of the seasons throughout the year, extremes are often few and far between for those settling permanently to Randolph. While there are humid conditions to contend with in the dog days of summer, much of the year's average temperatures do not exceed 82 degrees or drop beneath 34 degrees.  

With the expectancy of more than 51 inches of rainfall, Morris County continues to be a significant part of the country to grow crops, even on a large scale. There are definitive seasons that make specific fruits and plants unlikely to flourish. Many continue to take advantage of Randolph's lush rural region to provide food for their families and supply local farmers' markets with fresh crops, fruits, and other produce. 

When Storm Damage Impacts Your Randolph Home  

From groundwater flooding and torrential rainfall to winter storms, structures become overwhelmed with heavy snowfall, often described as mild weather conditions that can sometimes become violent and destructive. Our SERVPRO professionals understand the importance of a fast response when disasters happen. That is why we are centrally located to provide a quick and confident effort when every minute counts. 

Emergency services are among the most critical responses that customers can expect from our experienced SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team. With heavy snowfall and the potential for hail and high winds, storm damage does not always have to immediately result in widespread flooding to be catastrophic for your home's construction. We can repair and reconstruct your house's areas needing attention after a storm loss because we have a general contracting license (13VH06013000)and experienced building trade professionals. 

Extraction and drying are often vital efforts when flooding results from storm damage, and with a fast response, these phases can start promptly in your residence. Usually, this involves a combination of industry-leading tools and technologies, including:  

  • Air movers
  • Positive pressure systems
  • Extraction wands
  • Portable heaters
  • Wet vacuums 

Storm damage does not have to mean a total loss for your home. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is available 24/7 at (973) 895-5000.

Why is it so Tough to Remove Mold Colonies from the Home?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growing on back of plastic chair Mold colonies can quickly overtake an area. Call SERVPRO for remediation.

Mold Damage can Permeate Contents and Building Materials in your Randolph Home. SERVPRO has the Expertise and Equipment to Remediate Mold in Residential Properties

Can aggressively scrubbing mold damage materials?

Agitation is a technique that most Randolph residents use to remove soils, spots, or stains. This technique can be equally effective at dealing with out of control mold growth. However, since mold can often infest a material below the surface level, it can be tough to remove molds effectively without harming the fabric. SERVPRO technicians remediate mold using a wide range of products that can agitate and remove colonies. This remediation method can be time-consuming, so it is essential to decide which materials are salvageable before cleaning and restoring.

How do you identify salvageable and non-salvageable materials?

  • Is the material expensive and tough or time-consuming to replace
  • Have molds infested below the surface of the material
  • Is the material porous or non-porous (porous materials are generally non-salvageable)

Is there a way to remove mold without damaging the material?

When remediating mold damage in your Randolph home, technicians must identify expensive materials or time-consuming materials to remove and replace. Semi-porous materials, like wood, are generally good targets for remediation. SERVPRO can use soda blasting equipment to remove molds entirely across a large surface area. Since soda particles are less aggressive than sand, there is less chance of causing permanent damage to the material surface. In some cases, soda-blasting may remove the lacquer or finish of a surface, which can be refinished later. Our technicians can help make essential decisions regarding the control and remediation of molds in your property.

Is agitative cleaning useful for mold?

  • Steel wool or dry sponges
  • Scouring pads for surfaces that may be sensitive
  • Rotary machines fitted with sand or steel wool scrubbers 

Careful assessment and removal of microbial growth in your home are essential to an efficient remediation project. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000.

Can I Put Off Water Damage Repair at My Randolph House Until I Research How to Manage without Help?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged room; flood cuts in wall, SERVPRO restoration equipment being used Sometimes we need to make flood cuts into drywall to remediate water damage. This enables us to ensure the structure has thoroughly dried.

Water Damage Repair Can Be Complicated in Randolph, Which Is Why SERVPRO's Comprehensive Expertise is So Beneficial 

Sometimes water damage sneaks up on you, a tiny leak slowly saturating the subfloor and walls beneath and surrounding your Randoph bathroom. Cracks in caulking plus daily showers and tub splashing provide the pathway and the moisture. Once you notice the staining on the ceiling and the peeling paint weeks or months could have passed. Admittedly a bit more time before fixing the problems cannot matter, right? 

Why Is an Immediate Response Recommended When Water Damage Is Suspected? 

You might not have the time you think to respond when you finally notice the need for long term water damage repair in Randolph. Once the water has migrated through cracks in grout or caulk, into wood subfloors and framing, and finally stains the ceiling below, several concerning things already have happened: 

  • Wooden supports, including the bathroom subfloor, have swelled, distorted, and weakened
  • Liquid water has collected above the ceiling or between walls and might cause a collapse
  • Ceiling tile or the drywall has deteriorated and might break, crumble, or fall at any time
  • Metal fasteners have rusted and lost strength
  • Mold growth might have begun deep inside cavities  

What Can Experts Do That I Cannot? 

Trained and experienced project managers and technicians are our most valuable resource, why SERVPRO can complete an accurate assessment and plan for a successful outcome every time. Although we treat each water damage repair inquiry individually, we likely have seen similar problems and use that familiarity and industry best practices to craft a plan that swiftly makes it "Like it never even happened." A do-it-yourself response to long-term, cumulative damage can start optimistically and grind to a halt as one complication after another stymies the homeowner. 

Offering the full spectrum of water damage repair, from assessment to reconstruction, is why SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County stands out among homeowners' solutions facing a loss. Call us at (973) 895-5000 for the assistance needed now.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Randolph, 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 Southwest Morris County today at (973) 895-5000 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.

Is Standing Randolph Water Dangerous?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

A living room with water under a table and couch. Randolph, SERVPRO knows how hard water damage can be. Give us a call.

Standing Water in Your Randolph Residence Can Threaten Your Health

A water incident can be annoying and disruptive to your daily life. It may come from a plumbing issue or an oversight on your part. Regardless of who is to blame, removing excess water and moisture from your home is of paramount importance. Water left unattended can become an even bigger issue when it becomes a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, further compromising your home and your health.

To avoid complications and for effective water removal from your home in Randolph, you can count on our SERVPRO team. Our crew is certified in water restoration and ready to address your needs methodically. Once we arrive at your home, we begin by assessing the scope of the damage and developing a viable plan to return your home to mint condition.

How can I remove the water left by a leak?

Water can hide where you least expect it. Aside from the apparent wet carpet and furniture, your wall cavities, drywall, and subfloor may all cover excess moisture. Our SERVPRO team uses industrial equipment to detect and quantify water deposits hiding in your home. Once we know their location, we can apply specific techniques to remove excess moisture, including the following-

  • Wand extractor- this handheld device extends our reach into tucked-away corners and hard to reach places.
  • Injecti-dry technology- by drilling tiny holes in your baseboards, we can inject warm air into your walls and encourage water evaporation.
  • Wet-dry vacuum- it can help us dry carpets and other surfaces.

Pumps of varying capacities are also useful when extracting water from your home. The most important thing is to call a professional crew and to avoid leaving water evaporation to chance. The longer water stands in your home, the more damage it causes.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is your ally during your home emergency. Call us at (973) 895-5000 and let us work with you to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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Removing Water Damage from a Randolph Attic

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO for Your Randolph Water Damage to Avoid Mold Growth

Attic water damage tends to sneak up on homeowners, especially if the attic is primarily used for storage. Without regular checking and fast mitigation, these spaces can become host to extensive structural damage and mold growth that can lead to costly repairs and replacements for your home. When disaster strikes, however, there is a team you can count on for fast mitigation. 

If you require water damage removal in your Randolph residence, SERVPRO technicians are only a phone call away from arriving at your home to restore it to a preloss condition that is clean and safe. The emphasis in SERVPRO's IICRC-based protocols is not just on structural cleanup, but also the maintenance and restoration of your property. If your home requires general contracting for further repairs, SERVPRO is licensed to offer these services (#13VH06013000).

SERVPRO's Commitment to Education

SERVPRO technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike receive in-depth, hands-on training and education in fire, water, and mold damage mitigation and remediation, as well as the restoration of various materials. Empirical measurements and a scientific approach to cleanup are crucial to the success of any home restoration, and technicians get extensive training to stay consistent with IICRC standards. 

SERVPRO also offers credit and non-credit courses for insurance and real estate professionals, including the following: 

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO's Science-Based Approach

One of the essential aspects of tackling any water damage situation is being able to measure the amount of moisture in several sources. Without knowing how much moisture is in saturated surfaces, in the air, or what the ideal humidity of each affected material is, it is impossible to implement a drying plan that fits the needs of your structure. 

For example, if wooden supports in your attic are affected by flooding, SERVPRO technicians can use moisture sensors and meters to determine drying goals for the wood. From there, centrifugal air movers can be placed every 10 to 16 linear feet to optimize drying without overwhelming dehumidifiers, which must capture and eliminate moisture pulled up by the air movers. As drying proceeds, polyethylene drying chambers can be erected to increase efficiency.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County supports the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (973) 895-5000 to have a team at your home within hours.

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Why Trust SERVPRO for Your Water Cleanup Needs in Randolph?

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO vehicle parked in a homes driveway. Your water clean up in Randolph can be tricky, let SERVPRO be there to face the facts.

Water damage to your Randolph home and what you could be facing.

Regardless of the cause of water damage, it is how you address it that makes all the difference. Whenever you are faced with water intrusion, be it big or small, calling SERVPRO helps you achieve the best results, fast. We have the expert technicians that you need and want on your side to help protect you from facing costly damages.

Whether you have an appliance that leaks or a pipe that bursts in your kitchen, water cleanup in Randolph must start as quickly as possible. The longer that you wait to remove standing water, the more damage sets in. The more moisture there is in your flooring, baseboards, carpeting, or walls, the bigger chance there is that mold and mildew grows.

SERVPRO springs into action once you call us for water restoration services. We come to your property and immediately start an assessment to help formulate the best course of action. We make sure that the water is turned off to prevent the onset of further damage, and we inspect the area to eliminate potential hazards and safety issues. 

Even if you think you are merely dealing with a puddle on your floor, you could be missing moisture that seeped into tiny crevices between your floorboards and down into the grout of your tile floor. Once we pull up all of the standing water, SERVPRO technicians use moisture detection devices that tell us what areas still require drying time. Industrial strength air movers are set up strategically to circulate the air, and professional-grade dehumidifiers help remove leftover moisture from the atmosphere. 

SERVPRO technicians are certified through the IIRC, which stands for Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. We use advanced techniques to address all water damage found within the home adequately. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and you can trust that we leave your property in pristine condition after we are done with the water cleanup and restoration plan. 

Are you worried about foul odors lingering through your home after a water loss? Once you hire our SERVPRO team, you can rest assured that we leave no stone unturned. Not only do we remove all moisture from the impacted area, but we also employ the use of high-quality disinfectants to clean the space thoroughly. This ensures your environment is clear of odors, and the air smells fresh and clean, just “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000, and we can send a team out to your property as quickly as possible to get started with water cleanup.

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Randolph Property Owners Know that SERVPRO Provides Solutions after Structural or Cosmetic Damages from Cleanup to Rebuild

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO SUV Wrapped in Logo Design Parked in Client Driveway No Matter the Damage--Storm, Fire, Mold, or Water--Randolph Homeowners Love to See SERVPRO on the Job

Why SERVPRO Restoration Services Can Consistently Exceed the Expectations of Randolph Homeowners

Property care and maintenance can help to prevent you from incurring expensive damages and keep your insurance premiums low. Occasionally you may run into a property issue that is difficult to prepare for which is why we set up SERVPRO here in Morris County. Our restoration services encompass mold, water, fire, and storm damages while our training covers even more than that. For homeowners in need of restoration services that could reduce the expense of your claim and help you handle the paperwork on your behalf, you can contact us twenty-four hours a day on our emergency line to arrange for a call out.


Microbial fungi, known as mold, has a habit of cropping up during wet or humid periods of the year. Any small malfunction in your insulation, attic spaces, ventilation, or crawlspaces can lead to microbial growth issue. Sometimes, these effects are immediately apparent, and you can carry out remediation yourself by cleaning away soiling and enlisting the help of a professional plumber. Other times, mold damage in your Randolph home may be extensive, which is when you should seek out professional restoration services.

Mold grows when spores settle on damp spots in your home. Mold itself, is present in dust and considered a natural part of the home environment. However, uncontrolled mold growth can cause problems for some because it creates musty odors and is unsightly to look at. Infestations naturally spread outward from the source of moisture and can contaminate porous materials that then must be disposed of professionally to ensure the issue does not return.

SERVPRO mold assessment and remediation technicians are capable of handling mold issues from start to finish. Using thermal imaging cameras, we can trace the source of moisture and shut it off. We may need to temporarily remove restrictions like tiles, floorboards, carpets, and drywall to allow our drying equipment to do its job before removing soiling from surfaces and materials. Unfortunately, some materials may not be salvageable, in which case, a SERVPRO technician can place them in sealed containment bags and carry them to a designated waste facility. Once the infestation is removed, we can replace materials and repaint surfaces to make it, "Like it never even happened."


When materials burn, they release several chemicals into the surrounding environment in the form of smoke. Some of these chemicals can be harmful; others can cause smoke residues and staining. Hot smoke seeks out cooler surfaces and clean air, which means an electrical fire in your living room can cause significant smoke damage to your staircases or passageways. We have technicians to help restore fire damage in your Randolph home using tried and tested restoration methods.

Once you have arranged a service with one of our customer service team, you can begin mitigating loss in your home by laying old sheets over floors, carpets, and staircases. When temperatures cool, soot deposits and ash begin to drop from ceilings, which can cause further damage to the surfaces below. You can vacuum these deposits once surfaces have been covered to help remove loose ash or soots to speed up restoration procedure. On arrival, SERVPRO technicians can take over the cleaning effort and begin restoration service procedure. The other option, and safer, is to simply wait until our crew arrives to begin the cleanup.

Walls and ceilings require professional attention because they are naturally cooler and therefore buildup thicker smoke and soot deposits. Your SERVPRO technician has to consider which cleaning techniques and chemicals can be applied without causing further damage to the paintwork of your Randolph home or the unnecessary spreading of soils. Once the removal of soiling is complete, we can dry the property, deodorize it using fogging equipment then set to work refinishing, and repainting areas of damage until your Durham home is restored to its pre-incident condition.


Large loss recovery teams are designed to handle restoration services for a severely damaged property from start to finish. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer severe storm damage in your Randolph home and have been temporarily relocated, you can trust us to restore start to finish on your behalf.

In large loss scenarios, it is not uncommon for your Randolph property to become extensively damaged. Windows may be blown in along with doors and other areas of structural weakness in the home. Overnight, heavy rainfall may enter the property, causing waterlogging as well as water damages to possessions. The longer these items are exposed, the greater the likelihood of permanent issues, which is why SERVPRO offer pack-out services and storage facilities for Randolph homeowners that have become displaced by a storm event.

Pack out restoration services involve removing contents from your home for safe storage while the repair is carried out on your home. SERVPRO technicians can inventory your belongings and arrange for professional movers or us to transport them to our climate-controlled warehouses. Without possessions, the structure of your home can be dried efficiently, secured, and prepared by our general contractors (General Contractor License #: 13VH06013000) to arrive and conduct remodeling, rebuilding, and repair on your home.


Water leaks do not have to be severe to cause water damage in your Randolph home. A slow leak can be just as harmful over time and, in some cases, more harmful, as they are frequently spotted by homeowners at a late stage. Issues with sealants or plumbing can often linger out of view in your property slowly weakening materials and discoloring areas of the home. Once you spot the signs of an internal leak, which may be an odor or visible signs, you should contact professional restoration services immediately to prevent further losses.

SERVPRO technicians are available throughout Randolph and have the ability to conduct restoration services on-time using a combination of experience and equipment. We can temporarily remove floorboards, drywall, and other physical barriers to get to the source of your water issue. In situations where temporary removal or demolition may be time-consuming, our team can use a full inventory of moisture sensors, meters, hygrometers, and thermal imaging cameras to find water without performing demolitions.

Wall cavities in your Randolph home can be notoriously hard to remove inner residual moisture. To tackle this issue, a SERVPRO technician can deploy structural cavity drying equipment to get the job done. We start by removing the baseboard at the bottom of the wall and drilling small holes four inches apart. These weep holes allow us to insert injector nozzles along the baseline of your wall. By switching on the injectidry system, we can then circulate hot air directly into the wall cavity without having to remove the wall itself, resulting in a full restoration of your water damage issue.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County have decades of experience delivering restoration services that consistently exceed your expectations. Reach out to us today at (973) 895-5000.

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Does Water Damage in Your Randolph Home Leave You at Risk for Mold or Foul Odors?

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is ready to Help with all your water damage restoration needs.

How SERVPRO Can Help Reduce Secondary Damages in Your Randolph Home

In a home, you are most likely to experience water damage in the kitchen or bathroom. However, plumbing issues and accidents have the potential to occur in nearly every location in the house.

When SERVPRO performs water damage cleanup in Randolph homes, we pay special attention to the water extraction phase as this lessens drying time. We have some of the most advanced technology in the restoration services industry to ensure property owners have the best chance for limiting loss to their homes and possessions. Our portable pumps enable our certified Water Restoration Technicians to move quickly and change attachments to effectively remove water out of carpet and padding and also upholstery. 


Inadequate water damage cleanup leads to secondary issues that have the potential to incur additional costs for remediation of mold infestations and odor removal. We have advanced moisture detection and specialized water extraction equipment to ensure the cleanup goes as expected the first time. 

Critical elements for avoiding mold and foul odors in the home are:

  • Indoor humidity lowered below 45% to inhibit mold growth
  • Using moisture detection equipment to ensure no areas of excessive moisture remain after drying
  • Using odor control applications if any water odors remain after attaining drying goals
  • Use of professional quality antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners on water-affected surfaces

Sometimes actions such as damaged sheetrock removal, tile lifting, and weep holes drilled for airflow occur after a water loss. If there are repairs needed to restore the home to its preloss condition, we have a General Contractor License #13VH06013000. This lets us offer homeowners a single source for both the restoration services as well as any needed reconstruction. 

Water damage needs fast action to minimize loss. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000, and we arrive on-site within an hour to turn around water loss in your property and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Why We Are The Leader In Mendham Flood Damage Restoration

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our professionals restored this home from significant water damage. We responded quickly, which limited further damage, call us right away.

Why SERVPRO Is the Solution for Managing Mendham Flood Damage

Torrential rains and accompanying high winds can expose your Mendham home to the risk of flooding. Roofs, windows, and siding take a beating during increasingly more common extreme weather events. The harm done needs a fast and efficient response, which is why hiring our team of highly-qualified flooding remediation technicians is a prudent decision. Rely on our training, experience, and state-of-the-art equipment to return your damaged home to “Like it never even happened” condition.

Flood damage in your Mendham home following severe weather conditions requires professional assistance. Our team arrives with some expectations about the tasks needed, but we also assess the circumstances of your particular flooding loss carefully. The crew leader develops a plan based on your scenario, and crew members immediately begin its implementation. Our employees are trained in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices in all tasks needed from securing exterior damage to flood mitigation to applied structural drying. Effective cleaning and disinfection are also skills we apply. The full range of flood remediation services we offer is why our team delivers successful flood damage abatement.

Once tarping and boarding up limits further exposure to the elements, our team begins water removal. Flooding deeper than two inches pumps out, and then we use wanded extractors to eliminate the residual. The faster flood waters evacuate, the better the outcome which is why SERVPRO avoids delay by stocking the needed equipment on each service vehicle. We follow local rules as we contain and dispose of the water.

The availability of alternative power sources is another reason why SERVPRO is a reliable partner in flood damage mitigation. Stormy weather often knocks out the electricity as trees fall on lines or lightning strikes transformers. Our submersible pumps use gas or are connected to portable generators as are our truck mounted water extractors.

Thorough moisture removal is crucial to your home’s structural integrity and is why SERVPRO technicians use a range of thermal imaging and moisture monitoring equipment to ensure no hidden caches of water remain trapped. Controlled demolition such as flood cuts gives our team access to pockets of water and permits better airflow as we complete drying.

The answer to why SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County should be your first call after flood damage is the difference our trained technicians and high-efficiency equipment make. Call 24/7 for our professional services at (973) 895-5000.

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