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How to Protect Office Carpets from Mold Damage

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Prevention is Better Than Cure for Bridgewater Carpets

A moldy carpet might not be top of your list of business concerns, but in fact, it is essential to be aware of the risks. Fungus growing in your office carpet can damage and discolor the mat, smell musty, and might cause health effects.

There are several things you can do to prevent mold damage to Bridgewater office carpets:

  • Replace carpets in wet areas such as kitchens or bathrooms with linoleum.
  • Run dehumidifiers in the office to keep humidity down – mold thrives in damp places.
  • Clean up any spills immediately.
  • Be mindful of leaks, damp patches on nearby walls, or wet spots on carpets – clean them up immediately and call the experts if you need help.

In the event of a spill or leak in the office, call SERVPRO. We can assess the situation and set up a drying environment to dry out carpets and discourage mold growth. Our team has air movers, fans, portable heaters, and dehumidifiers on hand to dry out damp areas.

Do not leave mold damage to chance. If you are concerned, contact SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020.

What Happens to Office Supplies after Flood Damage?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Regardless of the way that your property was flooded, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

SERVPRO Helps Basking Ridge Businesses Dry up

Basking Ridge is a charming unincorporated community located in the Somerset Hills area of New Jersey. The town has a population of just 26,747 and yet is filled with green spaces and historical sites. Despite its size, Basking Ridge is home to Verizon Wireless, Barnes & Noble College division, Vencore Labs, and Collabera. Basking Ridge is also a pretty town where you can enjoy simply strolling around the streets admiring the quaint architecture or stopping off at once of the independent coffee houses or ice cream parlors downtown.

History is all Around in Basking Ridge

You are never far from a historic site in Basking Ridge. While you are here, be sure to stop and see:

  • The Lord Stirling Manor Site was the site of a house belonging to William Alexander, Lord Stirling, a Major General of the Revolutionary War. Although the house is no longer standing, the site is occupied by a mail-order house from the 1920s, which is a beautiful authentic piece of architecture. 
  • The Presbyterian Church is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture from 1839. The grounds used to be home to the White Oak, which was 600 years old and one of the oldest oaks in America. The preacher's James Davenport and George Whitfield preached under it. Although the tree no longer stands, the congregation planted an acorn from it in the hopes of growing another fine specimen. 
  • The Brick Academy is a federal-style brick building from 1809. It was originally a school and is now the headquarters of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills. You will find a small museum, a historic schoolroom, and a research room. You can even take a virtual tour online from the comfort of your home.

If you want to explore the area around Basking Ridge, you might like to take a train from Lyons Station. Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad built the station in 1931, and it was the last station they made in New Jersey. The station has been lovingly restored thanks to a grant, and while it is a perfectly functioning train station, it is also a slice of history worth visiting.

You can get the train from Lyons Station to nearby Liberty Corner. The Historic District of Liberty Corner features eclectic revival houses, a stunning clapboard church, and even a golf museum! If you feel brave, you can visit Pharelock Castle, a turreted Norman-style castle that locals believe is haunted.

SERVPRO Helps Businesses Salvage Office Supplies

With several companies headquartered here, a reliable flood damage cleanup service is a must. If your business suffers flood damage, you might be concerned about your office supplies. Thankfully, we can clean and restore items in many cases, so you do not have to pay to replace them. For example, we can:

  • Use freeze-drying to rescue water-damaged documents.
  • Call in electricians to assess electronic devices.
  • Put window blinds in ultrasonic cleaning tanks.
  • Wash and dry drapes.
  • Carry out stain and odor removal on office furniture.

The extent of repairs depends on how much water flooded your office and whether contaminants are present in the water. For help and advice, call SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020.

Engage with Bridgewater's Colonial History on a Winter Trip to the Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites.

12/25/2020 (Permalink)

Portrait of George Washington. Winter time may cause water damage from frozen pipes amongst other ways. Call the pros in SERVPRO to mitigate your water damage.

Bridgewater Residents and Visitors Can Learn a Unique Piece of Local History by Joining the Weekly Guided Tours of Historic Sites.

The Wallace House of 71 Somerset Street was the winter headquarters of George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. Tours run from late December through January while visitors also explore the founding father, George Washington's, winter dwellings. The two historic sites are managed by the Wallace House Association (WHA), which maintains and runs the daily tours. The WHA also runs seasonal events, including open house days that allow guests to attend unique historical lectures and Q&A sessions.

  • The WHA funding comes mainly from patron donations, while the State of New Jersey allocates a small budget.
  • To become a patron, you can sign up through the WHA website and receive regular updates on special tours and programs throughout the year. 
  • Adults and children of all ages are welcome to attend the tours, which occur every day from Wednesday to Saturday.

Businesses may find their premises suffering from water intrusion this winter. Contact SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020 for commercial specialist restoration.

Who Should I Call About the Water Damage at My Business?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

wet carpet in office hallway We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO works quickly to mitigate the water damage to your Bridgewater office

Bridgewater Businesses Dealing with Water Damage Can Find the Help They Need from the Professionals at SERVPRO

Facing a disaster of any kind when it comes to your Bridgewater business location can be an overwhelming experience, to say the least. Water loss, on any level, is one such disaster. Being confronted with such a situation can leave you frustrated, frantic, and potentially heartbroken when it comes to the damage done. It is essential in such a situation to get professional help fast.

When it comes to issues with water damage in Bridgewater, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, which means, with SERVPRO, help is on the way in the timeliest fashion possible. But our ability to respond is only the beginning. We also deal with water removal and the resulting damage with top-notch professionalism, and we use the best techniques and equipment available to get the job done right. Dealing with water loss is a multi-faceted issue, with many components that must be dealt with properly to restore your business and related items to their former state. A few issues resulting from water build-up include:

  • Rusting, odor development, and staining
  • Water absorption in soft, porous materials, which can result in damage inside and out, including controlled demolition and removal
  • Peeling, warping, and weakening of porous materials that have taken on water

All of this is considered ‘water damage’ and must be dealt with expeditiously if your place of business is to be salvaged and restored on any level.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Get Things Back to Normal?

First, our highly trained technicians focus on the removal of the water in the affected building. Depending on the area or items that have taken on water, we use a variety of equipment and techniques to dry things out. For example, the use of dehumidifiers and air movers is essential to the drying process, and we use a variety of proven methods of setting up of this equipment to make sure the job is done efficiently. This is just the beginning, however; throughout the process, we can use all available resources and knowledge to set things right once again.

Water damage to your business can be devastating, but we have the experience and resources to minimize the impact. By calling SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020 you can get the help you need, and it will seem "Like it never even happened."

Can You Keep Your Craft Store in Bridgewater Safe From Mold Damage?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall If you are concerned about mold in your business, call SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020.

Bridgewater Shop Owners Are Anxious To Avoid Mold Damage?

Owning a craft store in Bridgewater is a labor of love. You need to invest in stock, staff, and your building. Naturally, you do not want to lose any stock if you can avoid it, as that would mean paying out more dollars to replace it.

Mold damage to your Bridgewater craft store is bad news for your inventory. Mold needs five things to grow:

    •    Moisture
    •    The correct temperature
    •    Darkness
    •    Oxygen
    •    An organic food source

Unfortunately, paper and fabric-based craft materials are an ideal food source for mold. If your inventory is stored in a dark storeroom or tucked away at the back of shelves on the shop floor, fungus can infiltrate.

How can I prevent mold damage in my store?
Because mold loves dark, moist corners, the best thing you can do to protect your shop is to create a drier atmosphere. SERVPRO suggests:

    •    Running a dehumidifier on the shop floor and in storage areas
    •    Making sure your HVAC system is running properly
    •    Fixing leaky doors, windows, gutters, or roof tiles as soon as you spot them
    •    Carrying out regular walk-throughs of your premises to check for potential problems

It is also a good idea to store your craft materials on raised shelves above the floor and away from the walls.? If you notice signs of mold, do not try to remedy it yourself, as this can make things worse. Instead, call us immediately – we are available 24 hours a day.

How can SERVPRO help?
Our staff includes specially trained mold remediation specialists who know how to handle a mold situation.

We will set up containment in the affected area so the spores cannot escape and spread throughout your store. If necessary, we can use a negative air machine to vent contaminated air outside.

Our team uses various techniques to deal with mold, including HEPA vacuuming, scrubbing, wiping, antimicrobial treatments, and baking soda blasting. We know which method best suits each situation.

When we are finished, we will deodorize your store. We use air scrubbers, and sometimes foggers or ozone generators, to clean the air and leave your shop smelling fresh and welcoming. If you are concerned about mold in your business, call SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020.

How Fast Can My Restaurant Reopen After Water Damage?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" We understand the importance of getting back to business as usual. We will have you back up and running in no time at all.

SERVPRO technicians have the knowledge and equipment to get your Bridgewater eatery reopened quickly after a water loss incident.

When you have a business that relies on foot traffic for the on-going success of your company, something like a supply line break or other plumbing issues can derail your business until the water gets removed. This is a situation you should hand off to a professional restoration services company in Bridgewater, to ensure that your restaurant gets cleaned, dried, and sanitized to meet health department standards for food prep so you can reopen without issue. 

Does My Restaurant Need to Have Everything Moved Out to For Commercial Water Cleanup?

SERVPRO techs have extensive training for commercial water cleanup in Bridgewater properties and try to limit the disruption to the contents of the property as much as possible during mitigation. Drying in place actions include:   

  • Placing tables on blocks and moving out chairs during extraction and drying
  • Removal of food prep equipment out of the loss area for deep cleaning
  • Use of sanitizing cleaners to ensure no bacteria gets left behind

In cases of extreme loss, the techs may need to perform a pack out to mitigation the loss. With their Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS), the techs catalog and document each item as to its condition and location within the restaurant, so when the restoration services complete, the things get put back in place. 

Why Does My Business Need to Close During Water Loss Mitigation? 

In a business that the public frequents, the people entering your restaurant expect the property to be safe. A wet floor can leave your patrons at risk of slip and fall accidents. Bacteria may be present, and if the water contains sewage or solid waste, it is dangerous to come into contact with or aspirate. The techs have protective clothing that allows them to extract the water and dispose of loss items safely. They also have the testing equipment to determine any pathogens or bacteria that are present, so the appropriate cleaning agents get chosen to eliminate them. 

Common Damages Seen in Commercial Properties  

Flooring by far gets the brunt of water loss, and glue-down tile and carpet fare the worst as when exposed to excessive moisture, they delaminate and allow seepage into the substrate below. Composite flooring tends to deteriorate upon exposure and, in most situations, is a loss.

When moisture gets left behind, it can cause foul odors and, in some cases, mold growth. When cleaning a restaurant, the techs pay special attention to areas of excessive moisture, as found through the use of their detection equipment to ensure that nothing gets left behind.   

Sheetrock wicks water rapidly upon exposure, and when that happens, the result is to buckle or warp. When this occurs, the techs use their moisture detection equipment to determine if the water is behind walls or under flooring, so nothing gets removed that does not need it. This controlled demolition limits the number of building materials that get disposed of so the property owner does not end up replacing an entire wall when only the bottom portion of the sheetrock got affected by the water loss. 

The techs set up a cleaning station to handle any contents that require cleaning for reuse. Immersion cleaning is the most common method. 

Drying and Disinfection are Pivotal to a Rapid Reopening  

The drying process is more than setting up fans and hoping for the best. SERVPRO techs use their equipment to monitor the process carefully and assure that preset drying goals get attained. They take air measurements during the process to determine if additional air movers and dehumidifiers are necessary to stay on track.   

Once the site is confirmed as dry, the techs wipe down the tables, and loss area to sanitize surfaces and ready the property for any needed repairs. SERVPRO has rolled out our unique program--Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned--to provide exceptional applications of disinfectants. In cases where the water loss included sewage, such as a toilet backup, the restaurant may require odor control measures. Frequently turned to include:   

  • Time-release gel pellets for on-going scent control 
  • Thermal fogging which neutralizes surface and embedded odors
  • Hydroxyl generators which work to eradicate airborne particulate 

In many situations, the techs rely on multiple applications for odor control. They may use all three methods or a combination to ensure the property has no residual scents lingering behind once the mitigation efforts complete.

When your property needs commercial water cleanup, contact SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020. The certified technicians have extensive training in the safe handling and restoration from any size water loss problem.

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.

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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We Discuss Demolition and Framing Recovery in Bridgewater

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

A office with chairs and desks with standing water. There is no job too big or too small, give us a call at (908) 222-2020.

Demolition and Framing Recovery in Bridgewater Offices

After substantial water loss incidents in Bridgewater office buildings, it is often necessary for saturated materials to get removed and later replaced. Large commercial structures feature metal framework for hanging drywall with uniform cavities for the storage of electrical conduit, plumbing, and other utility services. Flooding can damage many materials, yet this metal framework can almost always get salvaged by our qualified and trained SERVPRO flood recovery specialists.

As problematic as standing water can be for your office, flood damage in Bridgewater businesses can become costly and time-consuming without controlled demolition efforts. Excessive material removal and demolition are not always necessary, and the determination of which portions of drywall, carpeting, trim, and ceiling materials must get removed falls to the trained eye of our crew chief and production manager. We can document initial findings in our DryBook software to best determine the extent and scope of flood migration, and which materials have become the most heavily impacted by the disaster.

Controlled demolition becomes the responsibility of our licensed general contractors. With experience in commercial construction and nearly all of the building trades, we can remove only the affected drywall, carpeting, and other construction materials too badly saturated to remain. We can also utilize this time to remove at-risk content like the office desks, computers, and essential documentation to prevent irreparable loss. Once these damaged materials have been removed, we can access the exposed cavities with drying tools like our centrifugal air movers and our desiccant dehumidifiers.

Exposed metal framing is often easier to dry and clean than the wood framing typical to house construction. Because it has a natural aversion to water penetration, metal framing only requires extraction and drying efforts to restore fully. In situations where contamination might be a concern, this framing can get cleaned with biocides and disinfectants. Any saturated insulation in ceiling spaces or between walls can get removed with our insulation vacuum and later replaced before our SERVPRO contractors work on build back.

With the standard installation of metal framing for your office building, our SERVPRO of Bridgewater can utilize several tactics to protect this construction and limit excessive build back when possible. There is no job too big or too small, give us a call at (908) 222-2020.

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What Is Commercial Flood Damage Remediation in Bridgewater and How Does It Work?

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

A cut out of a paper home, with arms circled over the home on a desk. Flooding in your insurance agency can send many customers seeking new representation. Contact SERVPRO for immediate remediation services.

Insurance Agency Office with Commercial Flood Damage in Bridgewater Needs Fast Turnaround

Much like a professional plumber knows what to expect when a pipe breaks in his or her office, an insurance company knows the ropes when commercial flood damage strikes. 

The insurance industry is a competitive one, and when commercial flood damage hits a Bridgewater insurance agency, fast action is vital to limit loss. Fortunately, the majority of adjusters are well-versed in proactive efforts to take before the arrival of the restoration services company on-site. 

Move Furniture and Items Out of the Loss Area

Before SERVPRO technicians arrive, and if it is safe to do so, moving chairs and small objects untouched by groundwater is a good idea. The constant exposure to high humidity, if they remain in the vicinity, has the potential to cause hardwood desks and chairs to swell and deteriorate furnishings constructed from composite wood materials. Once the technicians arrive, they examine the office furnishings to find the restorability potential in each. 

Documents, Files and Computer Equipment 

Securely stored client data is the lifeblood of an insurance agency. If the company does not already have an emergency backup plan for files in a cloud environment, it is a good idea to establish one, so client information is not lost when locally stored data is lost due to unexpected server damage. The removal of both computers and paperwork should occur as fast as possible and paper products, in particular, are at risk for mold in highly humid conditions.

Water Extraction and Drying

SERVPRO technicians extract the water quickly and set up the staging area for expedient drying. Disinfection with professional-quality antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions work to return the affected areas to sanitary standards and neutralize odors. 

Repairs and Rebuilding

Before reopening, the building needs to be safe, sanitary, and ready for both employees and clients. The technicians standardly compile a list of both restoration services performed as well as any needed repairs. SERVPRO has a general contractor license and offers this service, so commercial clients have the opportunity to rely on a single company for cleanup and reconstruction of their property.

SERVPRO of Bridgewater at  (908) 222-2020 is ready 24/7 to handle commercial flood damage in local businesses and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Mold Colony Removal for Your Bridgewater Bakery

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Two people in a bread shop. Don’t let mold be a sweet treat you serve in Bridgewater, Let SERVPRO help today.

Mold can shut down your Bridgewater's favorite food places, if not cared for properly. 

Bakeries like your Bridgewater establishment stay busy with a steady production of delicious food items, bread products, and other delicacies your patrons enjoy. Situations like mold and microbial growth are never far away, and that does not mean the mold that you might have spotted on a pastry that’s sat out too long. The mold that affects your building can spread quickly and become a disastrous scenario for a business owner without the appropriate intervention from a team that knows the latest remediation approaches.

 Combating mold damage in your Bridgewater bakery begins with having the right professionals respond to the situation promptly. Our SERVPRO professionals not only can arrive quickly to damaging scenarios for your business, but we have years of training and expertise under our belt to help make a recovery seamless. Our technicians have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in not only Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), but also related niches like Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.)

As an establishment for food and beverages, the presence of mold might require an immediate closing of your doors to customers until the situation can get resolved and documented. Containment work needs to begin right away, and our team has unique approaches to limit the spread of this organism throughout the rest of the building. Through the combined use of both physical barriers and advanced tools like air scrubbers and negative air chambers, we can stop the spread of mold colonization, and begin removing the organism where it gets found.

 While much of the approach rests on the severity of the situation, our SERVPRO professionals often lean towards removal approaches like media blasting. This abrasive cleaning solution can eliminate the entire hyphae, often without damaging the substrate of the material hosting the colony.

 Mold recovery can become a long and involved process without responding to the situation as it gets discovered. Help your business get the doors back open again quickly by reaching out to our SERVPRO of Bridgewater remediation specialists. Give us a call anytime at (908) 222-2020 to make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

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The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Bridgewater

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding with ceiling damage falling. Water damage can overcome your Bridgewater business quickly. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Water Damage in Short Pile Carpets of Bridgewater Offices

Short pile carpeting is a common choice for many of the office buildings throughout Bridgewater because it is easier to maintain the look and function of even years after its installation. Even with thinner material like this, dirt and debris can still collect at the base of fibers, and the material can still act as an absorbent magnet for water loss incidents whenever they occur. In emergencies, the fast response of our qualified technicians can help to protect this flooring material from requiring replacement.

While there are many conventional approaches with our leading equipment to address overall commercial water damage in your Bridgewater office, overcoming the saturation of short pile carpeting requires a specific arrangement of recovery equipment. Extraction is a primary concern in these situations, as this can help to limit oversaturation of subflooring and supports. Prolonged exposure in these areas can lead to degradation.

When our SERVPRO Green Fleet rolls out from our warehouse, we have an assortment of water recovery tools and equipment to help us begin mitigation work immediately. With pooling and standing water on carpeted areas, a vital machine that we use is our remote-controlled weighted extractor. This unit can easily maneuver through open office space and force moisture and saturation to the surface for removal by a high-powered onboard vacuum.

Getting this material dry as quickly as possible is vital to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from occurring. With naturally existing mold spores in the office space, colonization can begin in as little as 72 hours. We uninstall the edges of carpeted floors and place our air movers in between the material and the subflooring to float the carpeting and simultaneously dry it and the materials beneath it.

With the common installation of carpeting in office spaces, water loss incidents almost always feature a need to recover these areas before they get too badly damaged to preserve. Our SERVPRO of Bridgewater professionals can respond quickly, 24/7, with the equipment to help. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (908) 222-2020.

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Class Has Begun: SERVPRO Instructs on How to Remove Water From Schools in Bridgewater

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

A classroom with kids raising their hands. Don't let a water loss event interrupt their learning. Call to remediate the damage.

Fast Extraction for Your Bridgewater School Water Loss

While we have many tools that can help to remove standing water from Bridgewater schools in the event of substantial water loss incidents and flooding, one of the most convenient of these pieces of equipment would be the portable submersible pumps. We strive to provide the most effective removal of standing water and moisture within saturated structural elements and construction materials. Our team has an immediate response to significant loss incidents, rolling out from our facility with an extensive inventory of recovery equipment to begin mitigation work as soon as the team arrives at the school.

We understand how vital it is to get the doors open again to a Bridgewater school after a substantial water loss incident, so we work quickly to get water removal actions immediately. With the pressures to get students back into the facility for learning and the faculty that depends on the structure for their pay, addressing standing water in some regions of the institution is nothing that should get left to ill-equipped or under-trained custodial staff that do not have the experience in disaster relief that our SERVPRO team does.

Our professionals can quickly contain the pooling water into the affected areas of the building and work to keep these effects from spreading elsewhere throughout the facility. While we have extractor trucks that have the capability of removing water at a rate of 300 psi, in many situations, the same effect can get reached efficiently with our smaller, mobile units like sump pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands.

While elements like linoleum tile flooring can resist much of the penetration from pooling water, construction materials like drywall and carpeting are less able to resist saturation. We can assess the full scope of this damage and the spread of saturation with the use of moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery cameras. These can also be vital components to understanding our progress with drying, extraction, and other restorative actions.

Water loss incidents in a school can require immediate and thorough cleanup and drying to ensure that the doors open up again quickly. Our SERVPRO of Bridgewater professionals can make these effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (908) 222-2020.

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