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SERVPRO® A Comprehensive Approach to Fire Mitigation

7/23/2024 (Permalink)

If you have experienced fire damage in your home or business, we understand how devastating it can be. The lingering smell of smoke, visible damage, and the uncertainty of how to move forward. This is where SERVPRO®  steps in, offering fire mitigation services to help property owners navigate the situation and restore the property to its prior condition.

Response and Assessment

When you call our line, the first step is a quick response. It is important to have a prompt response, as the longer the smoke and soot sit, the more it can become embedded in the structure and the affected contents. Our trained professionals arrive on-site swiftly to thoroughly assess the damage. They will evaluate the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage to determine the best course of action for restoration.

Securing the Property

An immediate concern following a fire is securing the property to prevent further damage and any unauthorized entry. A team of technicians will board up any windows and doors.

Water Removal and Drying

Firefighting efforts often leave behind significant water damage. We utilize advanced water removal and drying equipment to dry up/extract any water that may be present. This step helps prevent potential mold growth and further structural damage.

Smoke and Soot Removal

Smoke and soot can penetrate various surfaces while leaving behind stains and odors. Our team will utilize specialized techniques and equipment to remove smoke and soot from the walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. The use of air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and ozone treatments to eliminate lingering odors may be necessary to restore the structure to its preloss condition.  


The cleaning process involves removing smoke residues from all affected surfaces, including walls, floors, and personal belongings. We will use corporate-approved cleaning solutions to make sure your property is clean.

Communication and Support

Throughout the mitigation process, we will maintain open communication with you. Regular updates on the progress of the restoration will be provided and we will work closely with your insurance company to streamline the process. Our compassionate approach ensures that you feel supported every step of the way.

How SERVPRO® Mitigates a Residential Water Loss

7/18/2024 (Permalink)

When the unexpected happens, like a burst pipe flooding your home, having a reliable restoration service is crucial. Here is how SERVPRO®, a leader in the restoration industry, handles residential water losses.

Emergency Service Call

Late one evening, a client discovered their basement was flooded due to a burst pipe. They quickly looked up water mitigation companies and called our 24/7 service line. Within an hour, a team of professionals were able to arrive on site and assess the situation. Our technicians evaluated the extent of the damage using moisture detection equipment. This assessment is vital to understanding which areas are affected and identifies hidden moisture that could cause mold or structural issues.

Water extraction

Once the assessment is complete, the team begins extracting the standing water using pumps and industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums. The removal of standing water is essential to prevent further damage from occurring to other parts of the structure.

Drying & Dehumidification

When the water is removed, we will begin to set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas thoroughly. This equipment allows for a quick drying process and helps ensure that the moisture is eliminated.

Cleaning & Sanitizing

Water damage can leave behind contaminants and odors. We will use specialized clean solutions to sanitize the area along with air scrubbers to remove lingering smells depending on the type of water loss.

Final Inspection

When the job is near complete, technicians will conduct a final inspection to ensure the work has been properly carried out and on par with the high standards we set for ourselves. We will make sure that our client is satisfied with the mitigation work along with providing helpful tip to prevent future water damage.

Has Your Business Experienced a Water Loss?

8/4/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage can wreak havoc on a commercial structure, disrupting operations and causing significant financial losses. The damage can be brought on by burst pipes, roof leaks, water heaters, and more depending on the situation. When a commercial establishment experiences a water loss, a quick response, and an efficient mitigation process is important in order to prevent further damage and restore the business to operating conditions.

Swift Action

As soon as a water loss is discovered, contacting a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO is the first step that should be taken. In a situation that involves water damage, time is of the essence in mitigating the damages, as standing water can cause plenty of secondary issues. Some of those issues may lead to mold growth, which can slowly cause structural deterioration over time. Our experts will arrive quickly and begin to determine the plan of action.

Mitigating Process

Before mitigation efforts are fully on their way, the safety of all the occupants and restoration personnel is a main priority. The team will identify any hazards and take precautions to secure the affected area. Next, the standing water will be removed from all the affected areas. Submersible pumps and wet vacuums will be used to extract the water efficiently. Once the standing water is removed, air movers and dehumidifiers will be used to accelerate the drying process along with controlling the moisture within the affected areas. By drying out the affected rooms, it will decrease the chances of mold growth.

Materials will also be determined as either salvageable or non-salvageable. The items that can be saved will be taken back to our facility to be cleaned a restored, while the items and building materials that can’t be saved will be properly disposed of.  All the items will be documented and provided to your insurance.

Moisture that is left behind during a water loss event can lead to mold. As part of the mitigation process, the restoration team will take a proactive approach in order to prevent mold spores from forming. We will perform thorough cleaning and sanitization to ensure the affected areas are free of contaminants.

Throughout the mitigation process, the restoration team monitors the progress and makes adjustments when needed. Documentation of the process, including damage assessments, and action taken, is an essential step that is recorded for your insurance agency.

Like It Never Even Happened

Here at SERVPRO of Bridgewater, we understand how much of a challenge it is for a business owner to deal with a water loss, but with the swift effort from our mitigation team and process, businesses can minimize downtime and financial losses. When you put your trust in our restoration teams, we will complete the job to your satisfaction.

Restoring Fire-Damaged Properties

7/19/2023 (Permalink)

Whenever a person has experienced a fire in their home or business it can be devastating for any property owner. With the help of professional restoration service providers such as SERVPRO of Bridgewater, it is possible to restore your fire-damaged property back to its preloss condition. Dealing with property damage that has been caused by a fire can be extremely stressful, we will help you through the entire process from beginning to end.

The first course of action that is taken upon arrival at the damaged property, the team will conduct a detailed assessment to evaluate the extent of the damage. Depending how much of the structure is affected would affect how long the assessment will take. Here at SERVPRO of Bridgewater, we prioritize safety and will take the necessary precautions, such as ensuring the structure is safe and stable to conduct work in along with preventing further damages from occurring. Safety hazards like electrical issues or compromised structural elements are addressed before proceeding with the mitigation/restoration process.

Next would be water and debris removal, the fire-fighting efforts can often leave behind water and debris, which must be removed promptly. Our team will use specialized equipment to extract any excess water that is present and any debris that was left in the affected areas. All of these efforts will help with making the restoration process a smoother experience.

After the removal of any water and debris that is present, we will focus on drying the structure and contents that were affected by the efforts to extinguish the fire. Air movers and dehumidifiers are used to remove moisture from the structure. Once the structure has been dried, our technicians will conduct a thorough cleaning to remove soot, smoke residues, and odors from surfaces and any belongings that are deemed salvageable. Cleaning techniques are carried out by our experienced crew combined with cleaning agents that are employed to ensure a thorough and effective restoration.

Before the process is complete, a crew chief will conduct a final inspection to ensure the work meets the required standards and that you are satisfied with the work conducted on your property. As the owner you are allowed to inspect the premises alongside our crew chief to address any concerns that you may have along with any adjustments.

Restoring a fire-damaged property is a handful, since it’s a complex and meticulous process that requires expertise from a well-trained and motivated team. From the initial assessment of the property to the final restoration, your property will be back on its feet and restored to its preloss condition. By enlisting the help of SERVPRO professionals, property owners can have confidence that their fire-damaged property will be restored to its former glory. When our job is finished it will be like it never even happened.

Mitigating Storm Damage in Bridgewater

7/17/2023 (Permalink)

When storms unleash their devastating fury, it can spell disaster for property owners in Bridgewater. From heavy rain and powerful wind to hailstorms and flooding, storm damage can wreak havoc on homes and businesses alike. Storm damage can also be costly and hard to deal with, especially in the mitigation process. It may take longer than a normal water loss especially if there is severe damage to the exterior of the structure, exposing the interior to the elements.

Once the storm has passed, if your property experienced any damage brought on by the event, take action quickly. Give SERVPRO of Bridgewater a call and we will send someone over right away to evaluate the situation. Our experienced technicians will begin their assessment to determine how safe the affected property is for the customer and our mitigation team. Trained experts will identify any potential hazards, such as the integrity of the structure. The restoration team will create a safe environment to proceed with the mitigation process by addressing these concerns.

To prevent further damage from occurring and secure the property, temporary repairs will be carried out. This may include tarping damaged roofs, boarding up broken windows, and sealing breaches in the structure. These measures are temporary and used to protect the property from additional water intrusion, unauthorized access, and potential secondary damage while the restoration process is ongoing.

There tends to be debris left behind on a property after a bad storm has passed through like branches, fallen trees, and part of the structure that has been damaged. Efficient debris removal and cleanup are vital to restoring access to part of the property. Trained crews with the appropriate tools and machinery to clear away debris ensuring proper disposal of non-salvageable materials.

After the temporary repairs are established, the next step in the process will be water extraction and drying. This is a critical step during the mitigation process. Technicians will use specialized equipment such as moisture meters, used to determine what areas have been affected by water and if parts of the structure still have moisture present. We will use advanced equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to be strategically placed to dry the affected area efficiently and effectively.

If your Bridgewater, NJ home has been affected by a storm, SERVPRO of Bridgewater is here to help. From the initial assessment to the final inspection, our dedicated team will get the job done to your satisfaction. Each step of the process is vital to bringing your property back to its preloss condition. Rest assured your property is in good hands and by the time our work is done it will be like it never even happened.

Restoring Bridgewater Businesses Back to Operating Conditions

7/17/2023 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Bridgewater, we understand that running a business can be stressful even when it’s simply operating at a normal capacity, but sometimes life likes to throw a curve ball. One day your commercial property may experience a water loss event, causing damage to your structure and anything that may reside within it. During a situation such as a water damage event, the best thing to do is to take action quickly and give a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Bridgewater a call.

We have quick response times and offer 24/7 emergency mitigation services. Once we receive a call an appointment will be made depending on your availability in order to arrive at a time that works for you. The water mitigation process has now begun, when the technician arrives on site a comprehensive assessment will be carried out to determine what areas have been affected. Trained and experienced technicians will determine the extent of the damage. This step will assess the affected materials and areas, and a plan for mitigation and restoration will be drawn up.

With the assessment completed, the next step will focus on getting rid of the excess water from the affected areas. The SERVPRO team will utilize state-of-the-art such as powerful pumps, water extractors, wet vacuums, and dehumidifiers. Combining the experience of our technicians and this equipment, the water mitigation team will extract the standing water quickly, effectively minimizing the potential for further damage from occurring.

After extracting all standing water in the affected areas, we will shift our efforts to drying the structure and affected materials that have been determined as salvageable. Our team will set up powerful equipment like industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers will be strategically placed throughout the affected areas within the commercial structure to promote efficient airflow and facilitate moisture evaporation. The process will dry the structure and this part of the process will help prevent mold/mildew from growing, which can pose significant health risks and further damage to the structure.

Throughout the drying process, from start to finish, the water mitigation professionals will use moisture monitoring devices to ensure the affected areas achieve optimal dryness. Moisture meters, thermal imaging, and hydrometers will be utilized to measure moisture levels in walls, floors, and other structural components. Regular monitoring and adjustments will be made as necessary to expedite the drying process and prevent any residual moisture-related issues.

Once the structure was thoroughly dried, the team will continue with cleaning and sanitization of affected surfaces, Special cleaning agents will be used to disinfect the affected areas to remove any remaining contaminants or debris, ensuring a safe and clean environment for your workforce and customers.

Finally, we can conduct the final inspection to ensure the affected areas were properly mitigated and meet safety standards, all of this will be conducted alongside the business owner, addressing any concerns or additional requirements that may need to be done. Once you are satisfied with the results of the work that has been carried out on your property, the premises will be officially handed over, allowing the business to resume operations without further delay.

Why SERVPRO Stands Out as the Premier Choice for Property Mitigation

7/17/2023 (Permalink)

When faced with property damage that is brought on by water, fire, mold, and/or other disasters, property owners need someone reliable and efficient to turn to for assistance. Among countless restoration companies, SERVPRO stands out as a well-established and locally owned business that is there to help get you back on your feet after any one of those events. We will go over the characteristics that make SERVPRO a great choice for property owners in need of expert mitigation services.

A key factor that makes SERVPRO a top choice for property mitigation is that each team member has received extensive experience and expertise. The company as a whole has over 50 years of experience in the industry, which has allowed us to accumulate knowledge and a proven track record of successful property restoration projects. We have highly trained teams that have the skills and certifications to handle a wide range of mitigation challenges with great effect.

Each SERVPRO offers 24/7 emergency response since disasters can strike at any time. Taking action quickly is crucial to minimize additional damages. When it comes down to your property being affected by a water and/or fire damage event, we understand the urgency that is needed to address the situation. Property owners can rely on SERVPRO to respond swiftly to their call, day or night, ensuring that mitigation efforts begin immediately. Rapid response can go a long way, especially with mitigation services, since it helps with preventing further damage and facilitates a faster restoration process.

SERVPRO uses the best equipment to get the job done and utilizes advanced techniques to deliver top of line mitigation services. From high-capacity water extraction tools to specialized drying equipment, SERVPRO’s arsenal of resources allows us to tackle the most challenging property damage scenarios. By employing the latest innovations, we can expedite the mitigation process and restore properties back to their preloss condition.

We offer a comprehensive range of services, covering various aspects of property mitigation and restoration. Whether the damage is caused by water, fire, or a disaster we got your back. Each SERVPRO is independently owned and operated allowing them to be connected to the communities they serve. Each franchise prioritizes open and transparent communication with each property owner, keeping them informed about the progress of the mitigation efforts and addressing any concerns. From the initial damage assessment and mitigation to full-on restoration of the property, SERVPRO is the end-to-end solution for your property damage needs. By the time we are finished with the property, it will be like it never even happened.

Is That a Storm Coming In?

6/19/2023 (Permalink)

How to Handle Property Damage Caused by a Storm

Dealing with storm damage can be stressful and in some cases causes devastation on a large scale affecting multiple people within the community. From powerful winds and torrential rains to hailstorms and flooding, the aftermath can be a lot to handle. However, in times of distress, storm damage restoration services like SERVPRO of Bridgewater play a crucial role in mitigating the situation and helping homeowners rebuild their lives. We will explore the process of storm damage restoration on residential property and our professional technicians address the challenges to restore the property to its former glory.

Assessment & Documentation

After a storm, the first step in the restoration process is a thorough assessment of the damage. Our storm damage restoration experts will inspect the entire property, identifying the affected areas that need our attention. Restoration professionals will document the areas and items that are damaged. Photographs will be taken and compiled in detailed reports that will be sent to aid the insurance claims and provide an accurate account of the destruction caused by the storm. The documentation is crucial for the homeowner, insurance company, along with the restoration service company. This helps by streamlining the process of repairs and insurance reimbursement.

Emergency Repairs & Safety Measures

Common emergency repairs that are carried out include tarping damaged roofs, boarding up broken windows, and securing entry points to protect against theft and vandalism. When our technicians arrive on site safety is a priority during this phase of the mitigation process. We take precautions to eliminate risks and make the property safe for our workers to continue the restoration process.

Water Extraction & Drying

Flooding is a common occurrence during rain storms, a can potentially cause significant water damage. We employ specialized equipment and techniques to extract water from affected areas efficiently. High-powered pumps and industrial-grade vacuums are used to remove standing water, while dehumidifiers and air movers help dry out the affected areas in a timely manner.  

Moisture control is important in order to prevent mold growth. Our team uses moisture meters to determine moisture levels and monitor the progress throughout the drying process. We will use all of the equipment possible to expedite the drying process to ensure a quick mitigation process.

Choosing SERVPRO to Handle your Storm Damage

Storm damage restoration services like SERVPRO of Bridgewater, play a vital role in helping home owners recover from the devastation caused by the severe storms. From assessment and documentation to emergency mitigation, water extraction, we have the experienced team that will get the job done to your satisfaction.

Recovering from the Flames

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

Mitigating Fire Loss on a Residential Property

We understand how overwhelming a fire loss can be and the devastation it causes. The aftermath of such a disaster can leave homeowners feeling helpless and unsure of how to move forward. Thankfully SERVPRO of Bridgewater provides fire mitigation services to handle challenging situations such as fire damage. 

Our team has the experience to tackle any fire damage situation no matter the size. We have the workers and the equipment to get the job done. SERVPRO of Bridgewater understands the urgency of the situation and responds promptly to emergency calls. Highly trained professionals arrive equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to assess the extent of the fire damage. By quickly evaluating the affected areas, we can develop a comprehensive plan of action to mitigate further damage. During the mitigation process of a fire loss, we will take immediate steps to prevent authorized access, such as boarding up broken windows and reinforcing compromised structures. This helps protect the property from theft, vandalism, and additional damage caused by weather events. Fires tend to result in significant water and smoke damage due to firefighting efforts. Fire mitigation professionals employ advanced techniques and equipment to extract excess water, dehumidify the areas affected by water, and eliminate odors.

Fire mitigation services are an invaluable resource for homeowners facing the aftermath of a fire loss in their residential property. From emergency response and securing the site to restoring water and smoke damage, these services offer comprehensive assistance throughout the recovery process.

Understanding the Water Damage Mitigation Process for Effective Recover

6/8/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Loss

Water damage is common and potentially devastating that can occur to a commercial property. Whether it is caused by burst pipes, plumbing leaks, or natural disasters, water loss incidents can disrupt business operations and cause significant property damage. In such situations, taking action quickly is important to minimize the impact and begin the restoration process.

Response & Assessment

When a commercial property has a run-in with water damage, it is important to respond promptly. Here at SERVPRO of Bridgewater, our team understands the urgency needed when a business is affected by water damage. We provide 24/7 emergency service in order to tackle the issue quickly. Once a technician arrives on-site, they will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the extent of the damages. This assessment includes identifying the source of the water, evaluating affected areas, and determining any safety hazards.

Water Extraction & Removal

After a technician has completed the assessment, the next step will be to begin removing water from the affected areas. A team of mitigation experts will utilize powerful water extraction to remove any standing water. The team will use specialized techniques and equipment such as a moisture meter to address hidden pockets of water within the walls, ceilings, and floors. It is essential to remove water from the affected areas to prevent further damage, which can cause structural deterioration and mold growth if left unmitigated.

Drying & Dehumidification

After the water has been extracted, the affected areas need to be dried properly to prevent secondary damage. We will use commercial-grade dehumidifiers, air movers, and other types of drying equipment in order to expedite the mitigation process. While the equipment is running, a technician will carry out moisture/material readings to determine when the affected areas can be confirmed as dry.

Mold Prevention & Sanitization

Water damage can create an environment conducive to mold growth, posing health risks and further property damage. To prevent the spread of mold, our team will spray antimicrobials and use sanitization methods to tackle any potential mold growth. These measures will help inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria, ensuring a clean and safe environment.


Commercial water loss can have a significant impact on a business and its operations, but with proper mitigation, the recovery process will help you get back on your feet. A timely response, effective water extraction, thorough drying, and proper restoration are essential steps in mitigating water damage. By calling SERVPRO of Bridgewater to handle your water loss, businesses can minimize downtime, prevent further damage, and restore the property to its normal operations.