Recent Water Damage Posts

How Can SERVPRO Help after Water Damage to your Bedroom?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Illustration of a man fixing toilet in flooded bathroom SERVPRO works to provide Fast and Efficient Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration to Your Bridgewater home.

SERVPRO Helps Bridgewater Residents Sleep Well Once More

A leaky pipe or overflowing tub or sink can wreak havoc in your home. If water spills into your bedroom, you might find yourself thinking that you will need to replace all your belongings. However, before you make that decision, please call SERVPRO – you will be surprised how much we can salvage.

Water damage in a Bridgewater bedroom can seep into all kinds of items, including the bed, linens, carpets, and furniture. Thankfully, we train our technicians to clean and restore many different things. Our team can:

  • Extract excess water from the carpet.
  • Dry or wet clean blinds and drapes.
  • Spot clean water stains on upholstery or other textiles.
  • Carefully dry and polish wooden furniture.

We can even send clothes, accessories, and linens to our facility for professional cleaning to leave them as good as new. However, our service does not stop with visible water damage. We also moisture test the floor, walls, and ceilings to ensure there is no hidden damage.

To get your bedroom looking shipshape once more, call SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020.

Rock Out With Led Zeppelin Tribute Band In Bridgewater

1/24/2021 (Permalink)

Guitar being played Enjoy an evening out at Village Brewing Company for dinner and a show.

Bridgewater Fans Of Classic Rock Are Welcome To Come to Enjoy Food, Drinks, Tunes

The Bridgewater community is welcome to come out and enjoy a live dinner show by Black Dog, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. The show observes current health protocols with masks worn and social distancing guidelines in place, and guests get seated at tables.  This event takes place outdoors in a heated tent to keep everyone comfortable while dining on great food, drink house-brewed beer, and enjoy the music. The Village Brewing Company has created the largest heated tent in the state of New Jersey. Dancing while the band is playing is permitted but only in the direct vicinity of your table. 

  • Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
  • Location: Village Brewing Company, 34 W Main Street
  • Price: $10  in advance and $15 at the door per person

SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020 stands ready to assist local properties with any size water removal needed. The techs are available 24/7 to make the damage to the home, "Like it never even happened."

Experience A Colonial Christmas In Basking Ridge

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Jacobus Vanderveer House SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the community come together for a Colonial Christmas In Basking Ridge.

Come To Basking Ridge For An Unforgettable Festive Celebration

This year, the Jacobus Vanderveer House near Basking Ridge is celebrating its 18th annual Colonial Christmas.

General Henry Knox had his headquarters at Jacobus Vanderveer in 1778 – 1779, making this a historic house. The house is the only building remaining in North America associated with Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment.

Come to Jacobus Vanderveer for a Colonial Christmas that includes:

  • A colonial market with live historic demonstrations, live music, and a free picture with Santa!
  • Liberty tree lighting with presentations on the theme of “What The Holidays Mean To Me” and refreshments.
  • Festive Poinsettia sales.

There will also be virtual auctions and virtual craft kits for you to enjoy at home before or after your visit.

Colonial Christmas takes place on December 5, and tickets are $10 for an individual or $20 for a family. Festivities start at noon.

The risk of burst or frozen pipes is more significant at this time of year. Rest assured that you can enjoy festive celebrations, knowing that SERVPRO of Bridgewater is here if you need water removal and cleanup. Call us at (908) 222-2020.

Do Residents Need to Use a Dehumidifier if Their Home Has Good Ventilation?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Uses a Multi-Pronged Attack to Remove Excess Moisture in Your Bridgewater Home 

Removing water after a leak from a kitchen pipe is not always a simple task. Sometimes Bridgewater property owners incorrectly assume that soaking up the water with old towels and opening windows is an adequate solution. However, this is not always the case. It is vital to have a thorough approach to mitigate secondary damage, such as mold growth or warped walls and flooring. Dehumidifiers are a critical component in the cleanup of your home. 

How Does a Dehumidifier Work?

SERVPRO Uses Dehumidifiers to Remove Excess Moisture from the Air 

Water removal during your Bridgewater restoration project typically requires the use of dehumidification equipment. They are important because they take the water vapor from the air, which lowers the air's humidity level. After the humidifier removes the moisture, the air is exhausted back into the room. 

How Do Technicians Maintain a Balanced Drying System?

  • The amount of moisture removed by dehumidifiers needs to be the same as the amount added to the air from the excess water's evaporation.
  • Air quality is impacted if the air is too dry.
  • Dehumidifiers should be evenly placed throughout the impacted area of your home to ensure consistent drying conditions. 

What are the Different Types of Dehumidifiers?

  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers: There are conventional refrigerants and low grain refrigerants (LGR). Both use refrigerants to cool air below its dew point, allowing the condensation to drain into the collection tank. LGRs can lower the humidity ratio more effectively than the conventional refrigerants.
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers use chemicals to absorb excess moisture while the warm reactivation air releases back into the room. Desiccant dehumidifiers are very effective in removing water and lowering humidity. However, they run the risk of over-drying materials such as wood or carpet. 

For assistance, contact SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

A Pipe Burst Caused Water Intrusion in My Bridgewater Property. Whom Can I Call to Remove the Water?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking out of a burst copper pipe Water damage not taken care of properly can leave more damage in your home than what you started with. Call SERVPRO mitigation services.

Contact SERVPRO Technicians in Bridgewater to Perform Water Removal in Your Property.

When water seeps to various surfaces in your property, it can cause significant damage, especially if ignored for an extended period. Fortunately, if you hire SERVPRO professionals to help you restore your Bridgewater home, you can avoid extensive damage.

What are the dangers of trapped moisture?

The damage that water causes is painfully apparent, and that is the reason why you need to perform prompt water removal in your Bridgewater home. Some property owners attempt to remove the water themselves. However, without proper skills and the right water removal equipment, the homeowners end up performing a poor job. The moisture left behind can create risks such as:

Compromising structural integrity of building materials

Moisture behind drywall may cause supports and posts to rot. This can significantly affect your wall's ability to hold up the roof.

Mold growth

Mold produces toxic spores that can cause severe health conditions to the property’s residents. Our technicians can treat areas with mold using advanced products. We can use vanquish, a disinfectant that destroys 99 percent of organisms it comes into contact with on the surface.

Decreased value of a home

A poorly restored property may lose its sale value. The moisture may cause an unfriendly environment to live in, making it difficult to resell.

How do restorers find moisture in confined places?

Water in confined areas can provide a friendly environment for mold growth and odors if not handled on time. SERVPRO’s team of diligent technicians can check for moisture in areas such as: 

  • Outlet covers
  • Under appliances
  • Built-ins
  • Behind drywall

We can use a thermal imaging camera to monitor the moisture in building materials. The device helps us see how water traveled throughout the structure.

How do you dry an affected property?

Water affects materials in two ways. It can directly touch the materials, or moisture (water vapor) can touch the materials. To dry a property effectively, it is essential to remove the water and dry the air. After our technicians pump out the excess water, we begin drying the air. If too much moisture is in the air, it takes longer to dry affected materials. Ventilation is essential for effective drying. Therefore, we can open all windows and doors to enable dry fresh air to enter the property. 

To dry the air, our technicians control the temperature and use drying tools like air movers and dehumidifiers to control humidity levels. We also use the science of psychometry to monitor the drying process regularly. This enables us to determine if the drying process is working.

Water damage should not distort your daily routine. Contact SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020 for efficient water removal services that can make a water loss seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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What Tools Help with Water Removal?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

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For Water Removal, SERVPRO Technicians Use Professional Tools to Restore Your Bridgewater Home

Once water infiltrates your Bridgewater home, it starts to deteriorate most materials that it comes into contact with. Hiring the experts in the field of water restoration ensures your interior is back to normal faster. At SERVPRO, we are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can get to work in as little as four hours after you call us for emergency service. 

How Does the Cleanup Begin?

Following any water loss call, our team takes a look at your need for water removal in Bridgewater. A thorough assessment is performed so that we may determine the level of damage, and a solid plan of action can get set in motion. Our team takes all of the necessary precautions to lessen the migration of water, and we start removal efforts quickly to limit the amount of secondary damage. Some of the steps that we take include:

  •   Scanning the water loss zone to identify any electrical hazards
  •   All technicians wear personal protection equipment (PPE)
  •   Testing of any water that may be contaminated, such as chemicals found in flooded basements or fuel that may have come from water in a connected garage
  •   Our crew works to find any areas where water may have migrated to locate hidden pockets of moisture

What Happens During Water Removal Efforts?

After our team is onsite and a plan is in place, we utilize extraction tools and industrial-strength pumps to take as much water from the loss zone as quickly and efficiently as possible. Once we remove standing water, we have a unique formula to determine the number of drying implements necessary to facilitate the next phase. Some of the drying equipment we use includes:

Even if you have some tools on hand, DIY methods are not recommended for water removal. Due to the difference in consumer equipment versus the professional equipment that our Green Fleet comes equipped with, it is best to leave all cleanup efforts and drying to our skilled team. Our centrifugal air movers boost airflow, while the dehumidifiers help to capture moisture in the air throughout your home.

How Can You Stop Foul Odor Development?

Once we use our powerful pumps to remove standing water throughout the loss zone, our team of skilled technicians carefully remove porous materials. We take out carpeting and padding that cannot be salvaged and ensure they get replaced with brand-new materials. What we know about the impact of microbial growth includes the following:

  •   Harmful bacteria start growing within 24 to 48 hours after your water loss begins
  •   Surfaces are susceptible to mildew and mold growth, with the most significant threat coming from hidden moisture pockets and saturated porous materials
  •   We can treat surfaces with antimicrobial agents that help inhibit or slow the onset of microbial growth

Why Can’t Moisture Be Left to Dry Naturally?

It would be best if you never ignored moisture or humidity left in your home, as it can bring on the potential for mold growth. Water travels into drier spaces, which can leave hidden cracks and crevices riddled with moisture. We work diligently to speed up drying times and look at any walls or baseboards in the home that may have moisture behind them. If necessary, we perform controlled demolition that allows us to remove damaged building materials.

What if Moisture Got Behind My Walls or Under My Flooring?

We have a range of specialized equipment made for structural cavity drying when moisture lurks within your walls. By creating airflow while increasing pressure, it helps to remove moisture from the impacted area. Air moving equipment helps in conjunction with open windows or doors to create an open-system drying method. We can also create a controlled drying zone for smaller spaces by using dehumidifiers and physical barriers that allow us to exchange the moisture for dry air.

If you have saturated hardwood flooring, the SERVPRO Injectidry system exchanges air using targeted pressure. Air movement acts as a vehicle for the moisture, and we can salvage your flooring if water removal begins quickly enough. We also have drying mats and tenting methods that help to speed up the drying process.

When Will My Interior be Safe Again?

Our team double-checks everything for structural integrity and any leftover moisture with the final steps of water removal. We thoroughly clean and disinfect your interior using products registered by the EPA so that you can rest assured your home is safe to resume regular daily activity.

SERVPRO of Bridgewater is the team to call if you need prompt, reliable water removal services. Have a crew deployed to your home fast, and give us a call 24/7 at (908) 222-2020. It is always our goal to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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.

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.

We Have The State Of The Art Equipment Necessary For Water Damage Restoration In Bridgewater

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment sitting on a bathroom floor. The air scrubber is removing the last of foul odor from the mold damage in this Bridgewater home's bathroom after water damage struck this home.

Extraction Tools for Standing Water in Bridgewater Homes

Many property owners can recognize some of the machines and devices that aid in water removal and extraction from Bridgewater homes. Loss incidents can quickly take a toll on a property, encouraging our SERVPRO team always to have the industry-leading equipment available to get the job done efficiently. In many situations, the affected surfaces can play a role in what extraction tools get used to recover the damages.

In any situation where more than two inches of standing water exists, the ideal approach for water removal in Bridgewater homes is electric submersible pumps. These tools can offer a continuous, quiet draw of water from the affected areas until the depth reaches a point where other tools and extraction accessories might be necessary. In some situations where and solids might exist in the standing water, or higher volumes exist than is suitable for sump pump output, we can instead lean on trash pumps or even high-capacity extractor trucks to help.

Attachments for vacuums and extractors can be a critical part of water removal once the level has dropped beneath two inches. Depending on the flooring material affected, there are several options available that can make removal efforts more efficient to quicken the start of drying. It is the task of our SERVPRO production manager to determine which tools can make the restoration job as thorough and fast as it can be.

Carpet Wands 

While there are applications for wands in tighter, inaccessible areas of your home, their primary use comes when carpeted floors become saturated. Wet fibers can benefit from weighted extraction pads and other accessories we use to force moisture to the surface. Onboard vacuums can pull this water out of the area to maximize drying efforts to come.

Squeegee Wands 

Much like the technology used to pull water off of your windshield when you are cleaning it at a gas station, the squeegees our SERVPRO team uses can remove nearly all of the surface moisture on hardwood flooring if the planks have not absorbed it. These wands can redirect water flow while simultaneously removing it from the area.

These are some of the tools that can benefit our professionals through the water removal needs your home has after substantial water loss events. Give our SERVPRO of Bridgewater team a call to help however you need at (908) 222-2020.

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We Can Save Your Water Damaged Bridgewater Kitchen

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

A kitchen with standing water on the floor. Call (908) 222-2020 for disaster cleanup service that can be at your home within mere hours.

Cleaning Up Dishwater Water Damage in a Bridgewater Kitchen

Many homeowners may assume most dishwasher mishaps are easily noticeable, but slow leaks in or behind a unit can pose issues that affect the structural integrity and safety of your home if left unchecked. Something as simple as a leak in a dishwasher hose, a loose clamp, or a torn gasket can be enough to cause water damage in your kitchen.

If you find that your Bridgewater kitchen has water damage from a dishwasher leak, the team at SERVPRO is always available to restore your kitchen to its preloss condition. SERVPRO also offers a general contracting license for Somerset County residents so that you can enjoy comprehensive restoration services after a disaster.

Diagnosing Dishwasher Leaks

    •    Check on the gasket. A leak can come from something as simple as the rubber gasket lining your dishwasher being torn, cracked, or otherwise worn from age.
    •    Take a look at the hoses. Shut off power at your circuit breaker first. Most dishwashers have two hoses: one for filling the unit with water, and one for draining.
    •    Assess water levels. A dishwasher that is too full can also cause leaks. The water level on most dishwashers should be around the lower edge of the door. Check for clogs if the water level is higher than that.
    •    Examine the water inlet valve. While examining the hoses, make sure to take a look at the water inlet valve that they are attached to. Replace the valve as needed.

How SERVPRO Can Help
When SERVPRO technicians come to your home, they can get straight to work, mitigating damage to the surrounding floors, walls, and fixtures, including cabinetry. Because wood and drywall are porous materials, it is crucial to thoroughly extract water, disinfect surfaces, and dry areas with industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers. Not only do these tried-and-true methods eliminate conditions under which bacteria can thrive, but it also saves cabinets and walls from being damaged by exposure to water. Flooring also needs to be addressed. In a kitchen with ceramic tile, water exposure over a long period can soak the mortar under and around tiles, which can affect adhesion to the floor. Vinyl flooring can delaminate after long-term exposure to water and lose its ability to stick to the floor entirely.

SERVPRO of Bridgewater wants to leave your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (908) 222-2020 for disaster cleanup service that can be at your home within mere hours.

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Our Technicians Will Remove Any Standing Water From Your Bridgewater Home

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

A bedroom with standing water. Our SERVPRO of Bridgewater professionals have the skills and equipment to help.

Removing Standing Water From Wall Cavities In Bridgewater Homes

One of the most problematic locations for water damage to exist is within the wall cavities separating rooms of your Bridgewater property. As challenging as locating the source of the water loss incident might be under these conditions, identifying the full extent of the damage can be equally tricky. We invest our resources into always having the ideal equipment for the job, and in these cases, that means powerful discovery tools that can showcase moisture and dampness beyond what the eyes of our technicians can determine.

While we have multiple detection devices, often one of the most pressing concerns with known these losses is water removal from Bridgewater homes. Our entire SERVPRO mitigation team dispatched to your damaged address works quickly to understand the spread of the effects and what machines and personnel are necessary to return the property to preloss condition. With our focus on having modern machines for the work that we do, we can provide an efficient and thorough result.

Once standing water and excessive moisture pockets have gotten identified by our sophisticated devices, we can provide access for our technicians to reach them. This process often involves flood cuts which remove damaged portions of wall materials to leave adequate space for low-profile air movers to get into these open areas between rooms and dry out the dampness discovered there. If standing water gets found, we can utilize multiple units to help address these concerns as promptly as possible, including wet-vacs, sump pumps, and even full extractor trucks from our Green Fleet.

Extraction is only part of the equation to fully restoring any water-damaged property in our area. Our technicians become accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) to provide effective mitigation that goes far beyond water removal. We can make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

We have multiple concerns to address when we first reach your property, and our detection equipment like our thermal and infrared imagery can help us to focus our efforts in the right place as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Bridgewater professionals have the skills and equipment to help. Give us a call at (908) 222-2020.

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How Our Water Damage Experts Restore Your Bridgewater Home

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

A notebook with the words " WE CAN HELP" on it. If you want to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” give our SERVPRO of Bridgewater team a call!

The First Steps After Water Damage In Bridgewater Homes

After a disaster hits, it can be overwhelming for many Bridgewater homeowners to know what steps to take. With how many water loss incidents that our professionals work to restore every year, the likelihood of these emergencies is high. Having a better idea of how you can help to clean and dry your property as you wait for the appropriate restoration professionals like ours to arrive can reduce overall costs and the time involved in recovery.

One of the initial steps that you can take to help overcome water damage in your Bridgewater household is determining the source of the incident. In many situations, water loss can continue to worsen until the plumbing break, leaking fixture, faulty appliance, or other damaging situation gets dealt with directly. Without the appropriate skill set to restore and repair many of these causes on your own, it is wise to work to sever the flow of water to the source of this damage with individual shutoff valves or by preventing flow where service lines first enter the property.

Often, modern shutoff valves have a flat metal fixture with a rubberized handle. These can be many different colors. When installed properly, these valves function normally while running in line with the pipe where it gets installed. When it runs perpendicular to this pipe at a ninety-degree angle, the flow of water ceases. Shutting off these valves can eliminate the supply of water to whatever breach exists in the system and can prevent the situation from continually getting worse until professional help from our SERVPRO team arrives.

The team arrives with the full measure of our mitigation and recovery equipment and can work to both repair the damages to the source of this water loss incident and begin restoring the results of the disaster caused to the house. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training in water loss recovery, including certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification in both Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Restoration (WRT).

If you want to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” give our SERVPRO of Bridgewater team a call today at (908) 222-2020.

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Never Attempt To Cleanup A Water Damage Incident In Your Bridgewater Home, Call The Experts At SERVPRO!

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

A kitchen floor with water on white floors. Get water cleanup done professionally and avoid secondary issues from improper cleaning, even on small amounts of water damage.

SERVPRO Helps Bridgewater Homeowner With The Aftermath Of DIY Water Cleanup

One of the worst things about water damage is that if it is not adequately cleaned up, your property can develop additional issues that have the potential for more significant damage to both structure and contents. That is why any time there is a water loss event in your home of any size, especially if you suspect water migrated to unreachable areas, you should have the affected area professionally cleaned.

SERVPRO answered a call for water cleanup in a Bridgewater home due to a washing machine failure that resulted in gallons of water spilled in a laundry room. The homeowner cleaned up the soapy mess but felt water was under the floor and other areas of the room.

We immediately scoped the room with our moisture detection equipment and found water hiding behind the baseboards and migration into the hallway carpet. We moved the washing machine to a corner of the room and placed it up on blocks for drying as the homeowner stated she planned to have it repaired and requested it stayed in the room.

We bring all the equipment we need for mitigation of damage from water on our fully-stocked green SERVPRO vans. This way, once we arrive, there are no delays from start to finish for turning around damage from water as quickly as possible.

Before setting up drying equipment, we used portable pumps to pull as much residual remaining water as possible that was near the surface from all the affected areas, so the drying process takes less time to complete. Drying goals are established using humidity levels from unaffected areas of the home.

After drying, our certified technicians scoped the room to ensure we met the drying goals for the moisture levels in the room. Then we cleaned ed and disinfected all affected surfaces. Both of these actions eliminated any remaining soap residue left behind and inhibited the growth of mold as well as left the premises sanitary.

Get water cleanup done professionally and avoid secondary issues from improper cleaning, even on small amounts of water damage. Call SERVPRO of Bridgewater  at (908) 222-2020 when you need help because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Restore Your Bridgewater Home After A Water Damage Disaster

4/6/2019 (Permalink)

A white background with the words "CONTACT US!" in black You can depend on the quick response and expertise of our SERVPRO professionals to make water loss emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

Efficient Drying Equipment For Water Loss In Bridgewater Homes

Water loss incidents can affect Bridgewater homes in different ways, but with the fast spread of damages throughout your property, it is a situation that needs addressing quickly and professionally. Without a full understanding of the damage to your home, it can be easy to inadequately clean and dry up saturation and standing water, allowing structural weakening, degradation, and hazardous conditions to persist. Our professionals have advanced detection equipment to get the full scope of the damage to begin thorough and intricate extraction, drying, and cleaning efforts.

Not all water loss events in your Bridgewater home leave standing water throughout the affected areas, but the water damage effects that do exist still require the trained personnel and advanced equipment available to professional restorers like ours. The SERVPRO experts that arrive at your home waste no time in identifying the threats and getting to work on vital mitigation efforts that can reduce restoration time and save our customers money.

While mitigation has many steps, one of the most important when facing water damage threats is drying. We have a broad inventory of recovery equipment including many high-velocity air movers, a variety of dehumidifiers, and even specialized equipment like the Injectidry system. Our SERVPRO Green Fleet stays stocked with these advanced tools and machines so that our professionals can respond to all water loss emergencies at a moment’s notice.

Air movers can be a critical component to the drying and recovery of a water-damaged home. With strategic placement based on the location of moisture pockets, these forced air systems can displace moisture with heated air, sending a vapor into the environment. This moisture in the air can get removed and collected by our LGR or desiccant dehumidification equipment also installed throughout the property.

While drying is only a portion of water damage recovery, the more efficient and effective this process is, the less reconstruction and further restoration techniques the property ultimately needs. You can depend on the quick response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Bridgewater professionals to make water loss emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (908) 222-2020.

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Heartfelt appreciation from a customer in Hillsborough, NJ

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

A kitchen with a ceiling that has fallen through. The damage that greeted our customer on their return from vacation. If you have a water damage, call SERVPRO at 908-222-2020.

Last month, SERVPRO of Bridgewater received a call about a home in Hillsborough, NJ, whose owner had returned from vacation to find their house falling apart due to a water damage. We were on site within the hour. After extensive remediation, working closely with the homeowner and their insurance, the customer was very happy with our work and we received the following letter:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for everything you have done for me and my wife during our time of crisis. …After returning from a vacation I opened the door to my house to find it was literally destroyed from a water leak. … You were at my house shortly thereafter, assessing the damage. You were knowledgeable as to what had to be done, but more importantly very kind and patient with the questions my wife and I had for you. A few hours later you had a team [on site] that started the clean up and drying process of my house. It was reassuring to know that you were there, overseeing the work. Your team was exceptional, in that they were careful with our belongings, but more importantly thoughtful and sympathetic to what we were going through.

I truly hope no one has to go through what my wife and I did, but it is reassuring to know it is people like you and your crew that make it a little easier.

With much thanks and appreciation,


Nobody anticipates damage to their home, but if it unfortunately happens you can count on SERVPRO to respond 24/7 to help you get back to normal as soon as possible. Call us any time at 908-222-2020.