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How Can I Get My Business Back Up and Running After a Water Spill?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

insurance policy Having water damage in your Bridgewater business? Call the pros in SERVPRO to mitigate your water problem and insurance issues.

Call SERVPRO to help Reopen Your Business Quickly and Safely

For a small business like a corner market, closing up for even a day is too much. Shutting down to remove water and restore your business for a longer period can mean a major loss of income. Also, every business in Bridgewater is more important to its customers than ever before.

How can SERVPRO get my store reopened quicker than another Restoration Service?

When it comes to dealing with commercial water damage in Bridgewater, SERVPRO teams can perform every task, short of a major rebuild, needed to reopen your business; so, we lose no time having to deal with sub-contractors. Our technicians have access to the latest equipment in the restoration industry, and their training is extensive; to include water removal, drying the structure and property, construction, and electrical repair.

How much is this going to cost?

That depends on the amount of damage to your Bridgewater store and what your insurance policy covers. Our office works closely with many agencies licensed in the state and makes certain we do nothing, without your approval, that is not covered.

If you have had any damage or loss to your business, call SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020 today.

How Do I Remove Oily Residues from My Restaurant Kitchen? 

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage in kitchen Don't be concerned with fire damage in your Bridgewater home. Call SERVPRO to handle all of the problems.

Our professionals have potent cleaning products and techniques to remove residues and soot after small kitchen flareups in your Bridgewater restaurant. 

Kitchen fires can vary in their origin, but resolving the lingering effects in your Bridgewater restaurant should be the top priority. Losses like odors, airborne contaminants, ash, and soot can all migrate a considerable distance from the ignition point. 

A small kitchen flareup can lead to multiple layers of fire damage in your Bridgewater restaurant. In particular, grease fires can leave a thick film on surfaces like stainless steel shelving and countertops. Not only can this be challenging to clean thoroughly, but these conditions can promote more significant loss effects like harsh odors.

What Specific Cleaning Techniques Work Best for Residue Removal? 

Oily residues can describe many of the thick layers of carcinogens and grease that must get cleaned. There are multiple effective strategies for overcoming these effects, including: 

  • Water-based solvents
  • Abrasive cleaning techniques
  • Soda/media blasting

Fire losses like kitchen flareups can spread destructive loss effects like oily residues and foul odors throughout the kitchen and even the dining areas. Our SERVPRO of Bridgewater team can help with an efficient and thorough cleaning and deodorization. Give us a call today at (908) 222-2020.

How Likely is Water Damage I Cannot See?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

special equipment drying the floor Call SERVPRO to mitigate your water damage in your Bridgewater home.

After a loss incident, water can migrate beyond where you can easily dry it in your Bridgewater home – our SERVPRO team can help with detection and drying. 

DIY water restoration is more and more common for Bridgewater homes, but this often comes at more of a hassle than it might be worth. A misstep such as misjudging the migration of water throughout the property can lead to costly deterioration and microbial threats.

While you might believe that surface moisture is the only primary concern for water restoration in Bridgewater homes, but water penetrating beyond this surface to wall cavities, subflooring, or other sensitive materials could be disastrous. Without moisture detection equipment, it can be difficult to mark the path of water migration through the property.

What Detection Tools Can Identify Moisture Pockets? 

Sophisticated equipment and technologies help our project manager to help identify current moisture pockets and dampness in the affected materials. A combination of multiple devices ensures that the information inputted into our SERVPRO DryBook software is accurate. These include:

  • Thermal Imagery
  • Hygrometers
  • Surface Moisture Meters
  • Probing Moisture Detection

Professional water restoration can save time and money because the job gets done the first time thoroughly. Give our SERVPRO of Bridgewater team a call today at (908) 222-2020.

How Do I Remove Odors from My Furniture?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

bedroom needing smell control help Don't let any smells from fire damage stay in your Bridgewater home. Call SERVPRO to come in and handle your problem.

Our SERVPRO team can help with on-site and off-site content management solutions to restore your possessions to their original condition. 

Fabrics and porous materials like the wood used in the furniture of your Bridgewater home can hold on to foul odors and make comfortable living difficult. Addressing odors trapped in the contents of your home involves both on-site and off-site tactics.

Content management is a facet of restoration for fire damage in Bridgewater homes that begins with a thorough assessment of how fire losses impacted your belongings and furniture. Evaluating these items individually can show which need cleaning, drying, deodorization, or discarding. Odors can be a challenge for even our experienced SERVPRO team.

What Deodorization Solutions Are Best? 

Removing odors can happen in several different ways, chosen primarily by the impacted materials and how severe the concentration has become. Instead of masking foul scents like smoke and burning, these strategies each work to neutralize or eliminate the odor compound in a unique manner. The three primary tactics for deodorization include:

  • Thermal/ULV fogging
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ozone machines and chambers 

Removing foul odors from the furniture in the house can require on-site restoration with thermal fogging or off-site recovery with our ozone chamber. You can reach our experienced SERVPRO of Bridgewater team anytime at (908) 222-2020.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Bridgewater, 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 Bridgewater today at (908) 222-2020 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 There Any Way to Salvage My Living Room After an Electrical Fire in Bridgewater?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Fire isolated on black SERVPRO of Bridgewater only a phone call away from keeping your home looking, “Like it never even happened.”

Certified Disaster Mitigation Professionals Can Restore Your Bridgewater Home After Fire Damage

Is there ever a situation where homeowners expect an electrical fire? All it takes is an overheated appliance or overloaded outlet to ignite portions of your home. On top of that, soot becomes corrosive over time, which can be even more damaging for your property.

If electrical fire damage has affected your Bridgewater home, SERVPRO has the tools necessary to eliminate residues and odors while restoring your property to a preloss condition. SERVPRO’s fast-acting service aims to minimize damage to your home’s structure and its contents so that you can save time, money, and stress.

What Are the Signs of Elevated Electrical Fire Risk?

    •    You notice sparks or get a slight electrical shock every time you plug in a device
    •    Lights flicker even after bulbs have been replaced
    •    Burnt or discolored sockets, light switches, or fixtures
    •    Appliances are unusually hot to the touch
    •    Either one, multiple, or all breakers often trip; fuses may blow at regular intervals

What Does SERVPRO Use to Eliminate Fire Damage Odors?

Much like water damage, deodorization utilizes solvents that saturate surfaces; fire damage odors are eliminated with a deodorizer that penetrates like smoke.

Thermal foggers work in tandem with many other odor removal tools during mitigation, including:
    •    Time-release pellets
    •    Odor counteractant beads
    •    HEPA-filter air scrubbers
    •    Deodorizing granules
    •    Odor removing sprays, pumps, or injection systems

SERVPRO of Bridgewater only a phone call away from keeping your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (908) 222-2020 to have an emergency response team come to your home.

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What Can I Do About Standing Water in My Bridgewater Home?

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

air mover drying house SERVPRO Rescues Bridgewater homes from water damage with advanced equipment

The First Thing You Should Do is Contact a Reputable Water Removal Service

If you ever encounter any standing water in your Bridgewater home, you must act fast before it leads to even more advanced and costly issues.  The longer water remains on surfaces, the greater the damage it can do to structural elements, furnishings, and your other possessions.  Also, standing water, and the increased airborne moisture it causes, fosters harmful fungal growth that could further impact your home and affect your health.  It is for all of these reasons that swiftly enlisting the help of a good water removal service like SERVPRO is essential.  These services reduce the stress of the situation and expertly handle the water-related problems for you.

Why is SERVPRO a Good Company to Call for Water Removal in Bridgewater?

There are many reasons why SERVPRO is an excellent option for water removal in Bridgewater.  We have built a great reputation in effectively doing, among other things, water removals and related restorations.  Our firm is certified to deal with such issues and company technicians have a wealth of experience in resolving them.  Using all the latest technology and high-tech equipment, we are capable of taking care of any water-related problem you may have.  Here is a short-list of all the reasons why you should consider contacting us:

  • We have served the Bridgewater area for nearly twenty years and have received numerous glowing testimonials about the quality of our services
  • Our firm is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – certified.
  • Company technicians are highly trained, possess decades of combined water removal and water damage remediation experience, and are individually certified in applied structural drying and water damage restoration.
  • We have all the latest equipment necessary to resolve most water-related issues, including water sensors/meters, Thermo-hygrometers, extractors, pumps, wet vacs, air movers, dehumidifiers, injectidry systems, and foggers.
  • As a local company, we are ready to assist you quickly, 24/7.

As you can imagine, there are many water removal and remediation companies, but few have our resources and can do all that we can.  Remember this, when you explore your options.

What are the Main Causes of Standing Water in Your Bridgewater Home?   

When dealing with standing water, the first thing to determine is where it is coming from.  Our technicians are experts at inspection and can find the source with little difficulty.  With all that said, there are numerous reasons why you might find water around your house, some more apparent than others, but these are the primary ones:

  • Snowmelt and rainwater from damaged roofs
  • Appliance malfunctions
  • Pipe ruptures
  • Water containers that are leaking
  • Sinks that have overflowed

The sooner these sources are found and stopped, the less damage your house is likely to suffer.  In our work, we have encountered and successfully dealt with each of these specific problems.

What is Our Water Removing and Home Restoration Procedure?

After the origin of the water has been located and shut-off or blocked, our technicians get to work removing the liquid and restoring your home to its original condition.  Using wet vacs, submersible pumps, or powerful extractors, we rapidly remove standing water from your residence.  Dehumidifiers and air movers are then employed to dry out your interiors, furnishings, and other contents.  Simultaneously, we dry interior walls and ceilings with advanced injectidry systems.  Following all of our drying procedures, we use foggers to inject fungicides and deodorants into even the most difficult-to-access areas to prevent future fungal issues, like mold, mildew, and dry rot, and eliminate unpleasant odors.   

What Can SERVPRO Save?

SERVPRO technicians are experts at saving your property from water damage.  They are knowledgeable in numerous innovative techniques and use state-of-the-art tools to accomplish this.  Some of the various things our technicians are capable of saving are:

  • Critical documents, cherished photos, and other items of sentimental value
  • Structural elements
  • Wooden flooring, tilework, and carpeting
  • Fiberglass insulation
  • Upholstered furnishings

While our workers can save all these things, the key is contacting us as soon as possible.  The longer you wait to handle water issues and related damage, the less likely affected items can be saved.

Homeownership in Bridgewater is a wonderful thing, but it does come with its problems.  Wear and tear, poor maintenance, everyday storms, and natural disasters can all lead to standing water and related property damage.  As a responsible homeowner, you need to remain vigilant against all these potential threats.  Periodically have your house inspected to catch potential problems early.  Whenever you do notice water damage or experience natural disasters, contact a good water removal service as soon as possible.  

Water leaks, severe storms, and flooding can impact you at almost any time, so you should always be prepared to deal with them.  Knowing the company to contact for help beforehand is crucial.  So, if you ever need help, remember that you can always contact SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020.

Should I Abandon My Home in a Storm?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Let SERVPRO take care of your storm-damaged home in Bridgewater. You won't be disappointed.

Bridgewater Residents Should Obey Local Authorities During a Storm

Copious rain in Bridgewater can be the source of significant damage, causing you to leave your home. Safety should always be your first concern, but you also need to prepare for the consequences you will face. Understanding the sequence of steps necessary to restore your home will guide your actions after the water stops.

Storm damage in Bridgewater is the specialty of our SERVPRO crew. Our team is ready to use industry-grade equipment to extract excess water and moisture from your home while protecting your personal belongings. Make use of our expertise to guide your decisions during this crucial time.

Should I toss all my belongings after storm damage?

Items such as upholstery and carpets may need to be removed from your home, and our SERVPRO team can help you discard them. Our crew can help restore those items that do not pose a danger to your health. By tailoring our cleaning efforts to your needs, we can help diminish your losses. Immediately at our disposal to kick off the cleanup process we have-

Using industry-grade technology and cleaning solutions lets us fight against microbes in your home. Disinfection completes the process and protects you as well.

SERVPRO of Bridgewater is at your service after a storm. Call us at (908) 222-2020 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

Should I Clean Flood Damage on my Own?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

flood in living room SERVPRO of Bridgewater can mitigate your flood-damaged home. Give them a call to work wonders for you.

Flood Damage Cleanup in Bridgewater is a Job for a Professional Team

Storms and rains can make water levels rise and cause flooding in your area. Despite your best efforts, waste and bacteria can make its way into your Bridgewater home, making you vulnerable to further deterioration. Calling a professional water restoration and cleanup service lets you hedge against future complications while speeding up a comprehensive restoration process.

Bridgewater residents experiencing flood damage can call our SERVPRO team for help. Our crew is available 24/7, and we can arrive at your home as soon as it is safe to enter. Wearing our personal protective equipment, we assess the situation and jump into action, so damage does not spread any further.

How do I extract water from my home after a flood?

Water extraction is essential to restoring your home, but it is only one part of the full restoration process. Our SERVPRO team knows that to protect you, we must extract water, dry, and disinfect your home. Our industry training and expertise prepares us to handle disasters of all sizes by choosing out of several techniques available to us. When we arrive at your home, you may see some of the following equipment working for you-

  • Pumps to extract water
  • Foggers to spray disinfecting solutions
  • Dehumidifiers to eliminate excess moisture

SERVPRO of Bridgewater is your restoration partner. Call us at (908) 222-2020 and let us leave your home in Basking Ridge or Liberty Corner "Like it never even happened."

Is There A Wrong Response Plan To Water Damage In A Bridgewater Footwear Store?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Shoe store aisle SERVPRO of Bridgewater is well equipped to handle water emergencies in your footwear store.

Call SERVPRO to Help Address Challenges that Commercial Water Damage Incidents in Bridgewater Present

Sudden water intrusion in a business premise is not ideal since it halts normal business operations. In a footwear store, you might not worry much since most of your inventory is placed on raised displays or storage shelves, limiting exposure to water. You might consider water extraction and general cleanup as the only necessary response processes. However, additional problems can crop up depending on the kind of intrusion that occurs and the layout of your store.

Where are problems likely to develop?
Simple things can complicate or ruin the outcome of your response to commercial water damage incidents in Bridgewater. Our SERVPRO technicians help with issues such as:

    •    Inventory tracking
    •    Saving or restoring floor materials

Dealing with furniture and fixtures
Considering the different shoe types and sizes in your stock, rearranging the store after completing water extraction and cleanup can be burdensome if you fail to follow systemic procedures when moving items off the shelves during restoration. Our technicians use procedures that help ease such burden, such as using boxes to hold items taken off shelves. Collecting the items by row or other classification and using inventory sheets to keep records of where the contents of each box belong makes it easy to rearrange the store after fixing the loss, “Like it never even happened.”

How adverse can water damage the floor?
The highly polished or robust floor that handles regular foot traffic at your store can develop problems after a water spill. Standard floor types include:

    •    Carpet
    •    Laminate
    •    Hardwood
    •    Tiles

Unlike when washing the surfaces whereby you control the amount of water used and spread patterns, water spills introduce indiscriminate amounts of water within a short period. You are likely to end up with water intrusion below the surface. Conventional extraction methods such as mopping only remove the water on the surface, leaving a festering problem. Our SERVPRO can deal with such penetration using specialized equipment such as drying mats in case of hard floors or remove carpets for better drying.

SERVPRO of Bridgewater is well equipped to handle water emergencies. Call us at (908) 222-2020 to help.

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