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Proven Fire Damage Restoration for Vernon Residents

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged clock on a pile of debris It is time to call SERVPRO to protect your Vernon home after fire damage.

Vernon Property Owners Look to SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup

A fire is a nightmare and often the worst fear for many homeowners. Should you encounter a fire in your Vernon home, you are going to be dealing with confusion, loss, and challenges when it comes to house fire cleanup. Rather than making damage worse or taking too long with DIY cleanup, SERVPRO is ready and able to get to work as soon as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, handling smoke remediation, charred debris, and total reconstruction to get you results fast. Before you realize it, you can be back to enjoying daily life and putting the memory of the fire behind you.

No matter the level of charring, smoke infiltration, or loss, you need fire damage assistance in Vernon from skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT). SERVPRO features qualified experts that follow proven methods to restore your home and belongings to pre-fire condition. Once the flames get extinguished, you can trust SERVPRO will be there to get the job done right the first time. 

Did you know that we continuously work to restore versus replace? In many situations, we can use specialized methods, industrial cleaning equipment, and cleaning agents to make soiled, smoke damaged items and materials like new again.

What is the SERVPRO Fire Restoration Process?

It begins with a phone call to our customer care center, where we will gather information about your fire emergency. This allows us to determine the right equipment and tools to pack onto our Green Fleet of vehicles. If necessary, we also bring alternative power sources and staging equipment that help us complete the job if electricity and space are an issue.

  • After our crew arrives, a full inspection gets done to assess the fire damage – this allows us to craft a tailored plan to achieve our restoration goals.
  • We initiate board-up and tarping services to protect your interior, including attention for damaged roofing, walls, windows, and door. Proper protection keeps out the elements and vandals, vermin, and intruders until work commences.
  • Water removal services help us extract any standing water left from efforts to extinguish the flames.
  • Specialized equipment gets set up to remove moisture from the air.
  • Tools, equipment, and various products help us address soot and smoke from building materials and other surfaces.
  • Cleaning techniques get employed to address soiling and foul odors. We often use air scrubbers with HEPA filtration and thermal foggers to remove odorous particulates.
  • Controlled demolition is excellent for removing and replacing unsalvageable materials and executing repair work in various areas.

Contents Cleaning and Detailed Inventory

There are many situations where packing up and moving out your belongings is best for the given project. Our team follows careful protocols for labeling, packing, and moving items off-site for storage or cleaning. Some items might get moved to our warehouse, where we can perform specialized cleaning, including immersion or abrasion cleaning, busting through soilings, and removing even the toughest soot residue.

  • If you have delicate items like documents, books, photographs, paintings, and other priceless objects, we also have trusted partners and technicians on our team to perform cleaning.
  • We always test items before cleaning to select the correct methods, helping us be effective without leaving any lasting damage. 

Having SERVPRO on your side means having a trusted liaison to work with your home insurance company. We know fire damaged homes and take the time to carefully document everything to help make your claims process as smooth and painless as possible. Call SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County at (973) 383-2024.

Let Pros in Vernon Handle Your Water Damage Needs

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

paint bubbling on a water damaged wall Water damage in your Vernon home? Contact our certified team here at SERVPRO right away. We are available 24/7.

Vernon Residents Can Trust SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

Water damage issues of any kind can be detrimental to your Vernon property, especially when it involves dousing your belongings and furniture. SERVPRO has you covered for all your water cleanup and restoration needs, including prompt response to begin mitigation efforts as quickly as possible. Once you give our customer care center a call, we will initiate service and mobilize our Green Fleet to arrive at your door in as little as a few hours – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Whether you have small puddles in your basement from your washing machine flooding or there is significant standing water from burst pipes, we have the proper protocols to handle any water damage in Vernon. It is all about working quickly to save our customers time, money, and belongings with any water-related emergency. The sooner we arrive on-site and get to work, the easier it is to reduce damage. At the same time, prompt arrival allows us to rescue personal belongings, salvage building materials, and thwart the onset of black mold growth.

Did you know that we are available 24-7 at SERVPRO? This means you have a crew at the ready days, nights, weekends, or over the holidays to handle your water restoration needs.

Professional Restoration Services and Rapid Extractions

Something that sets us apart at SERVPRO is our team of highly-trained, IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT). With our knowledge, proven methods, and an incredible selection of industrial-grade equipment and tools, we have the capabilities to scale our services to any water-related project. The goal is always to restore versus replace, which includes bringing your belongings back to a pre-water emergency state.

Storm Flooding or Basement Floods are No Match for SERVPRO

Flooding that enters your home from the outside will contain a broad range of contaminants. Our team knows how to handle any water infiltration categorized as gray or black water so that we can safely proceed with extraction, drying, and restoration. This may include containment protocols or pre-treatment of standing water to limit the spread of potentially harmful bacteria. 

Of course, there are also clean water events that may include a tub overflow or a significant leak from interior plumbing. Until we arrive at your property, you can initiate the following steps in a clean water situation:

  • Removing excess water with a wet/dry vacuum, mop, or towels.
  • Open windows or turn on fans to get the air circulating.
  • Removing colored throw rugs and other items that may bleed dye onto carpeting or flooring.
  • Move personal belongings and small furnishings to a dry, safe space.
  • Try propping up furniture off of the floor using shims or wood blocks.
  • Carefully wipe excess moisture from tables, lamps, wood furniture, and small décor pieces.

Moisture Detection is Vital With Any Water Removal Project

There can always be areas of your home that may trap moisture, including spots under flooring, behind walls or baseboards, and other hard-to-reach places. SERVPRO technicians have access to many moisture detection tools that help us locate all moisture pockets for drying. Some of the technology readily available to our crew include:

  • Moisture detectors like sensors and hygrometers to measure water saturation
  • Infrared camera technology that helps us find moisture hiding in ceilings and behind walls

We also have warehouses filled with industrial fans, air movers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers to handle drying and restoring your interior to the correct humidity levels. 

Do you need help with water damage to get your property back to normal fast? We are here to help at SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County! Reach us by calling (973) 383-2024 or requesting help online.

Why Mold Damage Calls for Skilled Remediation in Vernon

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

mold spots on a cream wall SERVPRO follows safe protocols during mold remediation in Vernon homes. We are Here to Help with the tools and equipment needed.

Vernon Residents Get Quality Mold Damage Remediation from SERVPRO

Realizing you have mold damage in your Vernon property can be quite a blow. Your initial thought may be to grab some bleach-infused spray and begin wiping. However, any mold spore disruption could spell disaster. Not only that, but this is never the correct method for addressing a possible mold infestation. Instead, you have SERVPRO available in the area to handle your cleanup and restoration fast and with care so that you can return your property to pre-mold condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Why is SERVPRO right for the job? Many homeowners do not understand the implications of mold damage in Vernon. We have technicians trained by the IICRC, so we know the best practices for safely handling areas with suspected mold infestation.

  • We arrive to begin the assessment to determine all areas where mold may be present. 
  • We wear personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves, full-body suits, boots, goggles, and respirators.
  • We put containment and negative air pressure systems in place to keep mold spores from traveling around your property. 
  • We remove and replace all unsalvageable materials impacted by mold growth, including bathroom mold on cabinetry, basement mold showing up on contents, and more.
  • We can also pack up and move out belongings to have them cleaned off-site while our team works on your property.

How Much Do You Know About Mold?

Mold spores can travel efficiently and quickly once dislodged. If you have fans on or your HVAC system is running, this could mean the movement of spores into unaffected zones of your property. Those new spores can colonize and turn into a major mold issue in the right environment. The faster you have a team at your property to begin mold cleanup and remediation services, the better chance you have of stopping the problem in its tracks. 

  • Mold is present everywhere, every day, including your home and the outdoors.
  • Microscopic spores can travel easily throughout the air, coming into your home through the windows, on pets, on your clothing, or through your HVAC system.
  • Mold spores thrive in optimum temperatures with an organic food source and moisture. 
  • Mold is often detectable by a strong, musty odor.
  • Mold remediation and restoration cannot begin until the source of the moisture issue gets resolved. 

Do You Suspect Mold Development Within Your Commercial Property?

You could have an employee notice musty odors in a company bathroom, or a person on your cleaning crew spotted visible mold. No matter the reason, you need to have a team with training and all the right equipment to address your mold problem. You never want to leave it to chance with DIY cleanup methods. Having skilled mold specialists on the project helps to ensure safety for your employees and anyone entering your commercial building. 

Cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing are imperative with all restoration projects, including challenging mold projects. We have Odor Control Technicians (OCT) on our team that knows how to select the right processes and EPA-registered products to help eliminate odorous elements to leave your interior air fresh and clean again. The efforts may include surface cleaning, deodorizing beads, fogging deodorizers, and other products to eliminate harmful bacteria.

When we get finished with your mold damage project, your interior will be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! Get in touch with us at SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County whenever you need mold cleanup by dialing (973) 383-2024.

Fire Restoration in Your Vernon Home Should Begin Promptly

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of a Flame Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County to help with fire restoration to your property.

Trust SERVPRO for Fire Restoration in Your Vernon Home

After fire damage in your home, you might be wondering what fire damage restoration is all about. It is the process in which professionals repair the damage from a fire, corrosive byproducts, soot, and odors. 

Fire damage can spread to areas that the fire itself failed to reach. You must begin fire restoration in your Vernon residence soon after the fire department clears the property. This process is complex and consists of various steps, including: 

  • Assessing the destruction
  • Controlling the damage 
  • Cleaning and repairs
  • Deodorization
  • Final restoration

Assessing the Destruction

How much smoke and soot covered your furniture? How deep inside your property did the flames penetrate? Our SERVPRO restorers can evaluate the destruction to determine what requires repairs. The assessment also estimates the associated expenses. 

Controlling the Damage 

Our team can remove items that the flames, smoke, water, and soot did not touch. Removing the items can prevent smoke from lingering and getting embedded in them. We can also contain additional destruction by restoring weakened structures and boarding up holes. 

Cleaning and Repairs

This involves cleaning affected areas and eliminating soot. If smoke staining is present, our SERVPRO restorers can perform a deep scrub and then sand and refinish affected surfaces. We can clean all items covered in debris, dust, or residue. 


Odors are volatile molecules that the nose senses in the air. Since odors are volatile, they dissipate once restorers remove the odor source. We can use several procedures involving different professional products and devices to produce results. For example, our SERVPRO technicians can use water-based odor counteractants to eliminate the smells. They can mix with water in various dilution ratios. We can add them to cleaning solutions to control smoke smells and other odors. 

Final Restoration

This stage of fire restoration involves performing repairs meant to restore a home to its original condition. Our SERVPRO crew can reconstruct ruined structural elements and install new drywall, carpeting, or flooring. We can also remodel affected areas and paint the walls. 

It is helpful to begin the fire damage restoration process soon. Contact SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County at (973) 383-2024 for prompt repairs. 

Various Products Necessary for Managing Fire Damage in Vernon

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage For any type of fire damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help.

SERVPRO Is Well Stocked Vernon Fire Cleanup Processes

When a fire ignites, several things happen because it simultaneously consumes and produces materials. Most of the by-products of the combustion process are dark and smelly, so they cause significant soiling to surfaces and contents. Even areas of your Vernon home with minimal fire damage might have traces of soot and other soils.

A thorough cleanup is necessary after fire damage at your Vernon home. Many cleaning methods combined help to complete the process. However, wet cleaning is the most dominant, whether dealing with structural surfaces or contents. SERVPRO invests in different tools and chemical agents to facilitate such cleaning. 

Essential Cleaning Products:

  • Heavy duty cleaner for greasy residues
  • General surface cleaners 
  • Glass cleaners
  • Dry and wet fogging agents for odors

Each cleaning product works best under specific conditions because of the different pH levels and active ingredients. For example, general surface cleaners are mildly alkaline, while heavy-duty cleaners are highly alkaline and contain ammonia, making them suitable to strip off greasy or wet soot from surfaces. 

When cleaning transparent or highly polished surfaces, you must exercise caution to avoid etching or leaving streaks on the surfaces. Our SERVPRO crews use specialized products for cleaning and rinsing such areas. For instance, glass cleaners are slightly alkaline and have ammonia content that evaporates from the surface, thus leaving no streaks. 

Managing Fire Odors

The heavy smoke scent left in a house after a fire incident takes considerable effort to manage. Cleaning up physical soils such as soot and charred materials clears a significant percentage of the odors. The odor remnants require elaborate deodorization procedures since they are embedded in materials acting as reservoirs. Our SERVPRO technicians use several approaches to reach and neutralize embedded odor molecules.

Helpful odor management products:

  • Water or solvent-based fog deodorizers
  • Deodorant granules
  • Liquid odor counteractants
  • Surface sealers

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County uses appropriate chemical agents to manage fire damage “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (973) 383-2024.

Determining the Scope of Flood Damage in Vernon Homes

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

Chair Float In Flood Don't let flood damage take over your property, Call SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County at (973) 383-2024.

SERVPRO Handles Flood Restoration Challenges in Vernon

Flooding is usually destructive to properties. However, flooding incidents vary in many ways, which affects the time, costs, and efforts needed to restore your Vernon home to its pre-damaged state. Seeking help from an experienced service provider can help you manage flood damage conveniently. 

The variations in flood damage outcomes in Vernon properties are primarily attributed to the causes. An incident sparked by torrential rain breaching the roof or other structural areas would be different from a situation such as a flash flood because of the water volumes and other dynamics involved. SERVPRO is well organized, so we can avail the equipment and trained staff to manage the problems that flooding causes.

The scope of a flooding incident can be identified by the level of

  • Contamination
  • Submersion
  • Structural degradation 

Your property might be mildly or heavily contaminated after flooding. Since hazardous substances are invisible, the level of physical soiling accumulating on surfaces is not an indicator of contamination. Our SERVPRO crews consider other factors, such as the water source because groundwater is laden with chemicals and biohazards. We can also use specialized tools such as luminometers to test for contamination. Depending on the information we find, we can take appropriate steps such as containment and applying chemical agents to control the contaminants.

Extracting Stagnant Water

The level of submersion can range from just a few inches to a couple of feet. The higher the water rises, the more challenging restoration becomes because of the affected things. At a depth of 6 inches, floor and wall materials like wooden floorboards, carpets, drywall, and insulation are affected. If the standing water rises over one foot, it affects utilities like HVAC, furnaces, and electrical outlets. If it reaches over three feet, it can affect the foundation. The longer the house remains submerged, the worse the damage gets. SERVPRO expedites extraction where possible.

Handy flood water extraction tools

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County offers the help you need to resolve flood damage conveniently. Call us at (973) 383-2024. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Necessary Mold Remediation Steps for Contaminated Sparta Homes

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

Moldy Corner Wall For any type of mold damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help. Just call (973) 383-2024.

SERVPRO Offers Procedural Mold Restoration in Sparta

You can discover mold contamination as you evaluate your property or when physical signs such as stains or discoloration patches alert you of an underlying problem. Mold remediation is highly effective if the action taken is timely. You can rely on SERVPRO to deliver the services your Sparta home requires after such contamination. 

The actions necessary for mold remediation in Sparta homes depend on the contamination stage. Mold goes through at least four distinct stages once it starts developing on materials. In the early stages, wiping colonies from surfaces and moisture control are sufficient remediation steps. However, elaborate intervention measures such as SERVPRO offers are necessary once contamination reaches hyphal growth.

Remediation procedures:

  • Containing the spread of molds
  • Cleaning up colonies
  • Refinishing disturbed areas
  • Deodorization 

Mold growth can spread from one corner and overwhelm your entire home. Such development might not take much time since spores are everywhere, and if conditions are right, they start germinating. The main trigger for mold growth is moisture, so if it keeps spreading unabated, your entire property may be overwhelmed by the colonies. After evaluation, SERVPRO crews take different steps, including dehumidification, ventilation, and removing wet structural materials to contain the spread of moisture, thus halting new mold growth.

Cleaning Contaminated Areas

Physical removal of the colonies accumulating on surfaces is a vital remediation step. Deteriorated materials such as flaking or bubbling paint must also come off for successful restoration. Various cleaning procedures can facilitate such removal. Our SERVPRO technicians prioritize dry or low-moisture methods such as HEPA vacuuming, wire brushing, and damp-wiping to avoid adding new moisture to the contaminated areas. 

Resolving mold issues may necessitate the removal of unsalvageable materials like carpets, pads, and drywall panels. Our technicians do the necessary demolition to remove materials and handle replacement and refinishing the affected areas to their pre-damaged state.

Deodorizing methods for mold odors:

  • Dry fogging with solvent products
  • Neutralization with activated oxygen
  • Air filtration to remove particulate matter

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County handles mold remediation diligently, addressing the contamination "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (973) 383-2024.

Sparta Businesses Require Professional Fire Damage Restoration

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

Flames The first step to resolving fire damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County.

Get Your Sparta Business Back on Track with SERVPRO Fire Damage Assistance

For any Sparta business owner, sudden fire damage creates a world of stress and worry. If you have an extensive loss in your retail store, you need to ensure you begin restoration as soon as possible. Downtime hurts your bottom line, but SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist with emergency fire cleanup for area businesses. Rather than your place of business getting shut down for weeks or months, we work to streamline operations and focus on restoring versus replacing whenever possible using proven techniques and industry knowledge. 

Fire Damage Restoration Begins Fast in Sparta

Once you contact our SERVPRO customer care team, we begin mobilizing our area crew to fill up the vehicles in our Green Fleet with the right equipment and products to execute your project. We arrive at your commercial property within four hours or less of the time of initial contact. After the retail space is given the green light for entry, we will:

  • Assess all damage and determine the proper techniques and tools for the job
  • Determine the safety and structural integrity
  • Identify all hazards as well as the types of soot residues present
  • Address any standing water left by first responders dousing the flames
  • Begin removal of charred debris for safe, local disposal

Indoor Air Quality is Paramount for all Businesses

We know that you want your Sparta business restored to pre-fire condition, which means no lingering odors as a reminder of the fire. Indoor air quality (IAQ) gets addressed with specialized equipment so we can ensure your staff and customers can breathe easy upon re-entry. We do this with the help of our odor control technicians (OCT) to:

  • Eliminate the source of the odor
  • Recreate conditions of odor penetration to pull out foul smells
  • Dry brush, vacuum, or spray and wipe surfaces to remove residues
  • Seal walls or ductwork to keep odors from resurfacing
  • Deployment of odor-eliminating products like counteractant beads, pellets, and granules

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County is available 24/7 for your commercial fire damage cleanup needs. Call us at (973) 383-2024 to schedule a crew for your project!

Handling Water Restoration in Your Vernon Kitchen

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Drying Floors All you need is SERVPRO for all your water damage needs.

SERVPRO’s Water Restoration Team Knows What Vernon Residents Need

With all the plumbing and water-using appliances in the kitchen, it is no wonder this is a room in the home vulnerable to water damage. You could have hidden water damage from a pipe leaking under the kitchen sink or the water supply line connecting to your refrigerator. Other emergencies like a failed dishwasher can send a lot of soapy water into your kitchen, under the cabinetry, and beneath the flooring material. SERVPRO acts fast to help you lessen the damage and costs for restoration because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

If you have a kitchen incident that calls for water restoration in Vernon, our customer care team is available 24/7 to field the call and mobilize a crew to your door. The quicker we arrive to begin mitigation efforts, the more of a chance we have of salvaging building materials and keeping microbial growth at bay. 

What About Water that Seeped Under My Kitchen Cabinets or Flooring?

SERVPRO sees projects such as this where water migrates into dry spaces that call for specialty drying techniques and water removal services. Porous particle boards, thin wood, and laminates are often subject to swelling, warping, and degradation in these water events. 

  • Moisture detection tools like sensors and meters help us locate all areas where moisture might be lurking.
  • Forced air directed into cavities helps us to speed up the drying process.
  • Controlled demolition might be used to pull up damaged materials so that we can get to all areas that require attention. Unsalvageable materials get replaced and finished off to look like new again. 

SERVPRO always works to ensure your reconstruction goes as smoothly as possible. This is why we work with local licensed contractors and trusted vendors to make your kitchen “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Great Sussex County if you require a kitchen water restoration service you can trust. We are available 24/7 at (973) 383-2024, or you can request help online at your earliest convenience.

Why Professional Mold Remediation Matters in Vernon

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Ceiling For fast and efficient service call SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County at (973) 383-2024.

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Gets Vernon Property Owners' Results

Whether you suspect black mold growth in your garage, basement, or bathroom, there is never a good reason to attempt DIY cleanup. A common misconception is that you can DIY a mold 'removal' project using products you buy online or at the store. However, hiring professionals trained for safe, efficient mold remediation is the only way to get the results you need. SERVPRO is here to help Vernon property owners, both commercial and residential, looking for effective mold cleanup. 

Why SERVPRO for cleanup and mold remediation in Vernon? Because we have protocols we follow, everything meets guidelines for the safe, efficient handling of mold and microbial growth. Never trust any company that claims to offer mold removal. Due to the nature of mold and its being everywhere around us, total eradication is not possible. Our processes are as follows:

  • Assessment to locate mold in areas suspected – You may obtain testing if hidden mold is a potential problem.
  • Containment – We put up poly sheeting and contain mold spores, so they do not travel into other areas of your home.
  • Cleanup – Addressing all surfaces within the contained space to clean away mold spores. We have specialized HEPA vacuums and spray and wipe methods for the best results.
  • Disinfection – We apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to sanitize and keep mold from coming back.

We make it "Like it never even happened."

In any areas where mold damage took hold to the point that belongings or building materials are unsalvageable, we use safe disposal practices. With help from trusted area contractors, all infested carpeting, carpet padding, drywall, and other materials are removed and replaced with brand-new materials to bring your interior back to pre-mold infestation condition. We ensure your property is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned so you can breathe easily again.

Contact us at SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County by calling (973) 383-2024 when you require help with mold remediation. You can also request assistance online at your earliest convenience, and we will deploy our Green Fleet when you need us.