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SERVPRO a Trusted Leader in Water Restoration

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergencies

In Paramus, Westwood, Montvale, and the surrounding area, SERVPRO of Paramus provides 24/7 emergency services for any water damage emergency. When water damage occurs the clock start ticking and action should be taken quickly. You can count on our highly trained crews and the specialized equipment they use to restore your property to preloss conditions.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Most cleaning and restoration situations require immediate attention. A fast response can help minimize the amount of damage, therefore reducing the cost of the restoration work. Water is an invasive element, since it can spread through your property quickly and be absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. Once a SERVPRO professional arrives the water restoration process can begin.

Locally Owned and Operated

Here at SERVPRO of Paramus all of our employees live and work in the community. Being locally owned and operated means we are close by and are ready to respond to your water damage emergency. We are also happy to take part in community activities such as national night outs and other events that are hosted by towns within our territories. We are a proud to be an active member of the Paramus and surroundings community in order to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Why SERVPRO® is a Leader in Fire & Water Cleanup and Restoration

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

servpro vehicle on-site during sunny day Ready to Respond at Anytime

SERVPRO of Paramus, Assisting property Owners in need of Restoration Services

Water and fire one of the most common ways a business or home can be damaged. Whenever a property owner runs into a situation where their structure has been affected by those elements, SERVPRO of Paramus is “Here to Help“. Our company specializes in water & fire restoration cleanup, we take pride in the services we provide to residents in the Garden State. We have an amazing team of professionals that have the training and expertise to provide high quality solutions to address your restoration needs.

Water Restoration Process

Each situation is unique and in most cases requires professionals to get the job done. An efficient and reliable process is used to address water damage no matter what type of structure is affected. This section will briefly go over the steps that are taken to mitigate your issue and provide information, so you can understand why certain things may need to be done during mitigation. Our company has developed a general six step water damage restoration process.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Fire Restoration Process

Dealing with fire damage can be challenging even for a qualified professional to overcome. There are so many variables that make each job unlike any another, it is important to quickly set up appointments for damage assessment and an inspection. We have experienced employees that can handle the full range of effects can come about after a fire emergency, our technicians have (IICRC) certifications in fire & smoke restoration and odor control. That knowledge can go a long way when it comes to getting your property restored properly.

The work done on commercial and residential fire restoration jobs in the Paramus area wouldn’t be possible without our growing inventory of recovery and mitigation equipment. Situations where soot and odor are a primary concern, containment strategies are vital. Hydroxyl and ozone machines are used to filter out particulates/contaminants while addressing odors. Chemical sponges are used on areas that have built up smoke/soot residues. SERVPRO has also developed a fire damage restoration process made up of multiple steps.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if required)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

Faster to any size disaster™

With more than 1,900 franchises across the United States, allows our experienced employees to respond quickly to any size disaster. Professionals are available 24/7 and are ready to restore and clean your property. SERVPRO of Paramus is locally owned and operated along with our other locations, which means each team has an understanding on what areas are affected more frequently and will be able to provide an effective solution based off of environmental factors.

If your property has been affected by fire and/or water damage give us a call today at (201) 445-5588.

Mold Damage Cannot Wait – Call for Help in Paramus

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage on the concrete walls of a basement Do you know how to locate mold damage in your home? SERVPRO does! We have the tools to remediate the mold quickly.

SERVPRO’s Mold Damage Techniques Offer Results for Paramus Residents

If you find mold in your Paramus home or business, you should never take it lightly. Seasoned property owners who spot mold on floors, walls, and furniture will know that something needs to get done as soon as possible. SERVPRO is there to help you remedy the issue and clean all surfaces to restore your property, ensuring everything gets our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval!

Why hire professionals rather than embark on a DIY journey for mold damage in Paramus? Most people do not have the proper gear, tools, and products to handle mold infestation. Additionally, any over-the-counter products that tell you they remove mold are simply a myth. You should always have the pros handle any mold mitigation and cleanup!

We Know How to Handle Careful Mold Remediation

Several issues can arise from a mold problem in your bathroom, kitchen, basement, and other areas of your home. Mold comes in many forms and only needs the right environment to thrive and colonize – moisture and organic materials to feed and grow. All it takes is a slight increase in humidity, and it can kickstart the mold growth process. Some problems that may occur once microbial spores multiply include:

  • Severe structural damage
  • Permanent damage to furnishings and contents
  • Devaluation of your home

What if I Find Mold During a Renovation Project?

During a renovation to your Paramus property, you will repair or remodel any broken, damaged, or outdated building areas. Most mold types will be noteworthy and apparent as far as appearance. Just a few of the visible mold types include:

  • Velvet-like mold grows in damp areas around leaking sinks, showers, and bathtubs.
  • Black, pink, or brown mold may develop around furniture, wooden surfaces, and behind wallpaper. 
  • Gray, pink, orange, or white mold can sometimes be found around cooling coils, drain pans, window sealants, and humidifiers.

Did You Know There Could Be Mold Development Throughout Your HVAC System?

It is no secret that mold spores detach and move through the air that we breathe to find new materials to thrive on. It is essential to call for professional mold remediation if you suspect it has infiltrated your HVAC system. Any trapped moisture in your air ducts can become a problem during the spring and summer months as cool air moves through. In just a couple of days, spores can accumulate and spread throughout the rest of the system. 

When you call in SERVPRO to help with mold cleanup efforts, we will:

  • Suit up in a full set of personal protective equipment (PPE), including hazmat suits, boots, gloves, goggles, and respirators.
  • Turn off your HVAC system to keep the mold spores from blowing around your home. 
  • Identify all areas where mold is present, ensuring everything gets thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized with the help of EPA-registered disinfectants and antimicrobials. This may include cleaning air vents, handling mold that may have developed in your insulation, and looking at areas where mold could be hiding. 
  • Our IICRC-certified technicians also ensure the cause of the mold growth gets addressed, whether it is a slow leak in your plumbing, a faulty tub or shower, or poor ventilation in a bathroom, laundry room, etc.

For areas where materials are deemed unsalvageable, our team performs controlled demolition to remove the mold damage to make everything “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Paramus whenever you suspect you have a mold damage issue. We can be reached by dialing (201) 445-5588.

Did Your Paramus Property Experience a Emergency Restoration Need? Call SERVPRO!

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment No matter the size of your restoration emergency, SERVPRO has the equipment an manpower to restore your property.

Why SERVPRO of Paramus is Equipped to Handle Water, Mold, Fire, and Storm Damage Restoration in Paramus

We have developed a strong report with our customers and other businesses throughout the Paramus area because of how we prioritize your loss and seek to save our customers money regardless of the circumstances. We understand that having you wait for professional restoration services is the same as asking you to pay more for them, as symptoms of every loss situation can worsen with time. We have all aspects of recovery and restoration in-house, which can also help to save you time and get you back into your home quickly after a disaster strikes.  

Mold Remediation

Because Paramus homes have to contend with mold growth and its health hazards so frequently, we train and prepare for changes in methods and tactics continually. We are always looking to deploy remediation techniques and equipment that can save our customers time and money. The faster we address these concerns, the less potent and hazardous mold colonization can become inside the house. Our preparations also include Interactive Occupational Training (IOT), which provides advanced mold scenarios to improve the response of our technicians.  

The products and equipment we use in remediation and restoration services are state-of-the-art. We can help to reduce the severity of mold colonization already underway. With the application of products like our antimicrobials and sporicides, we can prevent the spread of colonies to new areas of your Paramus home by eliminating active spores on the surface of affected host materials.  

Remediation does not always happen quickly, and sometimes the only suitable solution is to implement controlled demolition techniques. With years of experience to offer, our in-house contractors can offer intricate removal procedures to limit the time and money involved in full-scale reconstruction to come. These licensed (#13VH001305854800) professionals are on-call for emergency services to Paramus homes, the same as the rest of our team. 

Water Damage Restoration

Because water losses are such an everyday staple to the work that we do, we have made it a requirement for all of our technicians to have Water Restoration Technician certification through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Because of how quickly the symptoms can migrate and saturate construction materials, contents, and flooring in a Paramus home, many technicians have additional training and certification in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and extensive training through the American Drying Institute.  

Our fixation on customer service and satisfaction is the bedrock of our award-winning restoration we offer Paramus homes in a crisis. Because we have technicians on-call 24/7 for disasters that could occur after regular operating hours. We can reach water loss emergencies quickly in the critical 48-hour span before structural degradation, content saturation, and early microbial growth occurs.   

The arrival of our professionals whenever disasters strike is only part of what your Paramus water damage situation requires. We have invested in cutting-edge equipment and products that can work to manage your loss situation beginning the moment our team arrives. We have extraction tools ranging from portable light wands and sump pumps to truck-mount pumps in our Green Fleet to quickly prepare your property for air movers and dehumidifiers that can dry up the damage.   

Fire Damage Restoration

The inspection of your property after a fire is a critical element that often gets overlooked in the panic and confusion following this traumatizing event. As much as many Paramus homeowners look to reach out to their insurance companies first once the firefighters leave, the best first phone call is to our SERVPRO team. With established relationships with all area insurance providers, we are already a trusted name for these organizations to provide damage assessment and mitigation services. By reaching out to our team first, you get this process started immediately and expedite the claims process. 

We have put a lot of our time and resources into building our inventory of recovery tools and equipment to be a competitive force in the restoration industry. With fire losses, every minute counts, and we arrive at Paramus fire damage scenarios with the full measure of deodorization, cleaning, and air filtration tools to regulate the safety and production of our professionals. Our hydroxyl machines are a vital element in this recovery process, as their presence can help fire-damaged properties in two ways – by deodorizing smoke odors and by eliminating harmful particulates in the environment through cleaning and filtration.  

For materials too severely damaged to protect or the widespread fire debris removal your Paramus property might need, you can rely on our in-house contractors. These professionals have unique training in controlled demolition techniques to ensure that only severely damaged construction materials get removed so that the reconstruction phase to follow is smooth and seamless for our customers.  

Storm Damage Restoration

Bergen County has seen a fair share of debilitating storms and destructive weather events in the years that our SERVPRO team has offered help and recovery efforts to damaged properties. With many of these storms reaching the coasts at hurricane strength, we have to stay vigilantly prepared for the damage that homes and businesses could suffer throughout Paramus under these conditions. With multiple properties often getting affected simultaneously, our involvement as a substantial loss recovery team can help. We have a deep inventory of equipment and personnel with this unit, ensuring that no customer waits for the restoration work their property needs.  

We can never know what storm damage to Paramus properties can cause, as each situation is unique. From heavy snowfall to gale-force winds, we have to expect that we could face instances that require the experience and certifications of our water, mold, biohazard, and reconstruction professionals. Our inspection of the property can help to determine the threats present and what restoration services are necessary.  

With flooding being a common effect of severe weather damage to Paramus properties, customers have come to expect our fast response with powerful extraction and drying tools. We can work to protect exposed elements as much as possible with the use of our potent disinfectants and antibacterial agents.  

No matter what disaster your home faces, you need assurance that skilled professionals can help you overcome the obstacles to make it “Like it never even happened.” Let our SERVPRO of Paramus team help you however you need by calling (201) 445-5588.

Which Firm Handles Mold Damage in Paramus Effectively?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall of a room Team SERVPRO has the certified technicians and advanced equipment to detect and remediate the mold damage in your home. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Has Expertise in Performing Mold Damage Remediation in Paramus

Mold can cause health effects to you and your family. Therefore, remediating it without contaminating other parts of your home or people is a priority. SERVPRO’s mold remediation experts can assist you in handling mold issues.

The main goal of mold damage remediation in your Paramus residence is to minimize the risk of exposure. It is essential to identify and eliminate the underlying causes of dampness to prevent mold from reappearing. Ongoing prevention like keeping your home dry is a crucial concept in mold intervention. We usually base remediation decisions on the amount of visible mold contamination or the condition of the area. The strategies that SERVPRO can use to remediate mold include: 

  • Identifying and eliminating the moisture source.
  • Removing and remediating contaminated contents.
  • Physically removing mold from the structure.
  • Disposing of contaminated materials.

Identifying and eliminating the moisture source

We can use thermal imaging cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. These devices can show how water travelled in your home. Our SERVPRO team can remove moisture using air movers and dehumidifiers. Eliminating the moisture source may also involve structural modifications like adding insulation.

Removing and remediating contaminated contents

Our SERVPRO team can remove contaminated and non-contaminated contents from the affected area. We can clean contaminated contents thoroughly or discard them.

Physically removing mold from the structure.

We can remove affected porous materials and discard them. We can use a HEPA vacuum to decontaminate porous materials which are contaminated with mold spores or dust on the surface. HEPA filters can trap a large number of small particles that other vacuum cleaners would recirculate back into a home's air. They can remove 99.97 percent of particles, 0.3 microns in size or larger. We can scrub and clean affected non-porous materials.

Disposal of contaminated materials

We seal the contaminated materials we remove from a building in 6 mil polyethylene bags to prevent the dispersal of spores. Our team discards them following local regulations.

If you need mold remediation services, call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Happens to Walls With Mold Damage in a Paramus Property?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Mold colony on ceiling. Mold infestations are no DIY project. Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are top-notch. Call now for fast and immediate service.

SERVPRO Technicians Perform Professional Mold Remediation in Paramus Properties

When mold damage happens in a Paramus home, the infestation can be quite large by the time the visible signs appear. The belief persists that mold can get removed by using bleach and repainting the walls. However, this practice can cause even greater damage and allow the infestation to continue to spread behind the scenes.

SERVPRO technicians handling mold remediation in Paramus homes work to neutralize the cause of the mold growth rather than using methods of covering it up. Signs that mold colonies are present in the home include: 

  • Lingering musty odor
  • Damp walls with or without dark spots
  • Warped or crumbling drywall
  • Loosened tiles or wallpaper

Elevated moisture levels are crucial to the survival of mold spores. Exposure to water causes dormant spores to expand and grow as more spores join; soon, a mold colony forms and spreads. As long as the temperatures are favorable and the moisture remains, so does the mold. SERVPRO technicians uncover the root cause of the water or elevated humidity within the home and get the interior humidity levels under 65% to render the spores back to a dormant state, often using air movers and dehumidifiers in tandem to draw the moisture out and port it off-site.

Once the colonies are dry and removed from surfaces, SERVPRO technicians use anti-fungal agents to kill active spores and organisms and clean them off of surfaces. If the mold hyphae have penetrated the surface, they remove and dispose of the infested materials immediately. If any repairs are needed after the remediation concludes, this SERVPRO location has a general contractor license #13VH001305854800 and can repair or rebuild as required.

SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 brings advanced equipment, professional mold remediation training, and restoration services certification to every Paramus work site to ensure the best outcome for property owners.

How Crucial Is It to Hire a Professional Team for Water Damage Restoration in Paramus?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

malfunctioning toilet Water damage from an appliance or burst pipe is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every service.

Certified Water Restoration Technicians Help Protect Paramus Homes from the Effects of Water Damage

Water damage to a Paramus home can happen thanks to a storm, a leaky roof, or a malfunctioning appliance. Still, they all have something in common- consequences can upset your daily routine and cause collateral damage. An increase in humidity can cause issues such as mold to the surface and compromise drywall and other structural features. To understand the amount of the damage and for water damage repairs, call a reputable company for help.

SERVPRO is a leading water damage restoration company in Paramus, and we invite you to call our offices as soon as you detect a problem. Our specialized equipment and industry know-how arrive at your doorstep for the latest in water cleanup and restoration, focused on returning your home to mint condition. Rather than attempting to remove water and dry your space with household tools, let our certified team handle the problem efficiently and safely. As our SERVPRO team goes through your home, there are a few steps we take to ensure a job well done, for example-

  • Water extraction with pumps of varying power helps us remove standing water, whether it is covering your kitchen floor or hiding underneath a cabinet. Specialized tools inform us of water presence and guide us for optimal removal.
  • Drying the air and the contents of your home to control humidity is made possible thanks to air movers, dehumidifiers, and desiccants. The goal is to restore a normal humidity level, not to remove it entirely.
  • Ultimately, using specialty drying techniques such as freeze-drying photos and important documents or drying electronics in an off-site location helps us avoid replacements whenever possible. Although we may discard some items, we try to mitigate your loss as much as possible.

The SERVPRO of Paramus team is here to help when you need us. Call us at (201) 445-5588 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.” 

Mold Remediation Protects Paramus Residents from Unwelcome Effects of Mold Growth

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

mold under carpet Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are top-notch. Call now for fast and immediate service.

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Most Removals in Paramus are all Possible by Calling SERVPRO

Mold can cause health effects in any home, and it may take a while for Paramus homeowners even to realize they have a problem. Mold spores travel throughout the house, and cleaning with a household cleaning solution is not enough. Instead, contacting a mold remediation team can save you precious time and nip the problem in the bud.

A mold remediation issue in Paramus is a job for SERVPRO and our certified staff. Whether you encounter mold in a bathroom or attic mold, our team is ready to eliminate it and control environmental factors that encourage its growth. Keeping safety top of mind, we assess the damage and identify any potential threats so they may be included in a robust action plan designed for your specific needs. When you have our crew on your property, you can expect to see us do the following-

  • Establish containment areas by creating physical barriers with negative pressure and plastic sheeting. This step protects against further dissemination of mold throughout the home.
  • Install HEPA filters to aid in removing mold spores from the air. Cleanup happens alongside the filtering equipment as an extra layer of protection.  
  • Apply antifungal solutions to prevent a recurrence. Whenever materials are permanently damaged (typically porous surfaces such as upholstered furniture and insulation), we remove them entirely and dispose of them per environmental recommendations.

At SERVPRO of Paramus, our goal is to save as much as possible, and we use advanced cleaning techniques to achieve it. Call us at (201) 445-5588 and let our expert team work for you.

How do Paramus Residents Overcome Dry or Wet Soot Fire Damage?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

fire on wood floor When a fire strikes your property, SERVPRO is the team to call. Our IICRC certified technicians use the latest technology and equipment.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Technicians in Paramus Can Identify and Restore Smoke Residues from Fire

Smoke damages caused by fire can severely impact your home and quality of life by showing visible soiling, releasing odors of damaging appliances. In most property fires, materials that are severely scorched or charred number in the minority. The lion's share of damages is usually attributable to smoke which can travel through the home, penetrate surfaces and affect carpets, paintwork, textiles, and fittings. There are different approaches to restoration required depending on the type of fire that occurred. Generally, fast-burning, high-oxygen fires create dry soots, whereas slower burning fires make wet smoke deposits which can easily smear or spread around during the cleaning effort. SERVPRO is a qualified restoration service for:

  • Fire damage restoration 
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damaged homes

With two different types of smoke deposits, tackling fire damage in your Paramus home can be tough. There are general rules that are worth following to protect yourself and your home from further damages. These methods include the procurement of the correct safety equipment such as dust masks and gloves. It is also vital to take care when transporting charred debris out of the property to avoid cuts and potential slip or trip hazards. Using a professional service can help to significantly reduce the risk of causing further damage to your home and minimize inconvenience to your everyday life. 

  • Dry sponges are effective for high-oxygen, dry smoke deposits, which can then be followed up with extra cleaning from a water-based detergent.
  • Slow-burning fires can often lead to smearable smoke deposits. Avoid using dry sponges and consider solvents that can react with the oil-based residues. 
  • If dealing with a kitchen fire, it is essential to clean inside cabinets, drawers, and behind appliances to ensure that all smoke deposits are fully removed. 

We can help you with restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus for fire damage restoration at (201) 445-5588.

How Water Damage Affects Flooring Materials in Paramus

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

float carpet SERVPRO can rescue water damaged carpets in Paramus homes with advanced equipment and a method called, "floating a carpet."

Why SERVPRO For Water Damage Restoration In Param

In a town so perfectly suburban that even The Wall Street Journal has to admit it, Paramus is an ideal place to live and raise a family. Minor disasters like a failing water heater or a broken inlet pipe still cost our neighbors thousands of dollars in damage and restoration expenses every year.

Why Should You Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration?

Every technician on our restoration team trains to the standards required by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). They can perform every task, from removing standing water to performing minor repairs and drying out the interior of each home.

Failed plumbing issues do not usually leave a large amount of water damage inside a Paramus home. Team members begin by removing this standing water with extraction wands. These devices are excellent for removing water about ankle deep or closer to the floor. Technicians can adjust the vacuum rate and use an internal heating element to help dry carpets and wood floors.

Making the adjustments can prevent delamination in carpets. This separation of the top and bottom layers happens when the glue softens from being underwater for too long, so quickly drawing it off reduces the risk. The wands can also draw out water from between floorboards to lower the threat of their cracking or splitting from extended exposure to the water.

SERVPRO technicians then examine beneath both to reduce the humidity. For carpets, this means lifting and rolling them up out of the way. They next remove the carpet pad and throw it out. Pads deteriorate quickly, and it is simply more economical to replace them than spend labor hours trying to dry them. They next use air movers and fans to dry the floor before laying down the pad and replacing the carpet.

For wood floors, team members insert a moisture meter between floorboards to test the space underneath. If the air tests high, they carefully lift a floorboard usually hidden by a bed or other furniture pieces. Technicians insert a hose attached to an air mover to force warm, dry air into the space to increase the evaporation rate. Once it tests at normal levels again, they carefully replace the floorboard. If needed, our personnel can strip the old veneer from the wood and apply a new coat for a professional appearance.

For SERVPRO of Paramus, the goal is to return every home to its original condition. To learn more, call us today at (201) 445-5588.

How Do You Spot a Need for Mold Removal in Paramus Homes?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Our SERVPRO Mold Specialists Can Help with a Thorough Mold Inspection in Paramus.  

Mold organisms can develop and begin spreading through an affected area of a residence within 48 hours of moisture exposure. Our experienced team of professionals can help you to identify potential mold growth and microbial threats when signs might not be deliberate and apparent. We have moisture detection tools to find damp pockets that can often facilitate mold colonies.

When is Mold Damage Remediation Needed for Paramus Homes? 

Because mold removal for Paramus homes can be a complicated procedure when different levels of damage exist, we rely on the mold inspection results to determine where to begin and which areas are the priority for responding remediators. Our mold specialists can work to remove active colonies using multiple strategies and techniques, including:

  • Abrasive surface cleaning
  • Antimicrobial cleaning products
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Sanding
  • Controlled demolition

As challenging as mold growth can be in a home, our experienced SERVPRO of Paramus team can help to overcome its effects. Give us a call anytime at (201) 445-5588.

Skydive this Winter with Paramus' Only Indoor Skydiving Center

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

The Indoor skydiving iFLY SERVPRO can remediate the mold from your Paramus home while you go Skydiving!

The iFly Indoor Skydiving Center on Paramus' State Road Provides Expert Training and Experiences for Budding Aeronaughts

The winter months may seem daunting to experience your first skydiving experience. Paramus' indoor skydiving center, iFly, provides a similar experience without the need to drop out of an airplane at 20,000 feet. Indoor skydiving uses vertical wind tunnels to recreate flying without a parachute, plan, or experience. In a wind tunnel, upwards air reaches speeds of 120mph, which matches the terminal velocity of a human being falling. The wind tunnels at iFly allow anyone to experience the sensation of flying without the need to jump out of an aircraft. This winter, skydiving training, group events, and tours are available for all ages.

  • During the holiday season, gift cards for iFly experiences are up to 40% off.
  • Experienced skydiving tutors give all members a tutorial before entering the wind tunnel
  • Educational programs for STEM students are available throughout the year.

The presence of mold in your home can affect indoor air quality and damage materials. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 for highly-trained remediators and mold assessors.

Westwood and Paramus Locals Can Get a Dose of Comedy

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Gazebo in Westwood SERVPRO can restore flood damage while you laugh away your cares at the Flamingo Club.

Step away from the serious for a night of free stand-up in Hackensack 

With so many people not being able to travel and visit with their families as they would like, the Flamingo Club in Hackensack has the solution to get Westwood families laughing the weekend after Thanksgiving. A free stand-up comedy event is taking place Saturday, November 28th, 2020, from 7 PM to 9 PM.  

Even though this event is free to the public, limitations on admittance and seating should encourage you to book your spot through Club Flamingo's website. Don't miss your chance to see many of NYC and NJ's up and coming stand-up talent. For more information, contact the club at (201) 440-3332.  

Flooding is no laughing matter, so when you need storm and flood restoration for your Westwood home, trust the professionals that can get there quickly. Our SERVPRO of Paramus team can show We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact us today at (201) 445-5588.  

Is Professional Water Mitigation Beneficial to Paramus Businesses?

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration vehicles in front of home Water damage is always a threat, and that is why SERVPRO mans the phone 24/7.

Severe water disasters could threaten structures and shops throughout the borough 

As a highly populated New Jersey borough, there are many attractive features and places in Paramus for those traveling through the area or looking for a new place to settle down. Beyond our favorable climate that features each season and charming vistas of the fall when the leaves change color, there are many other things that potential travelers should know about Paramus and what has allowed its population to increase. As an area that continues to expand and thrive, much of it has to do with the most profitable and accessible industries' growth.  

Rapidly Expanding Retail  

Retail is arguably the most profitable piece of Paramus's economy and is one of the shopping meccas for the entire New York City metropolitan area and Greater Newark region. Annually the locale generates more than 6 billion in retail revenue, all without levying a sales tax. It is one of the main reasons that Paramus has had the substantial retail success that it has, with New York City and other areas of New Jersey charging sales taxes on clothing and shoes.  

Shoppers can appreciate five main malls, outlet store locations, and several retailers with multiple locations throughout plazas and shopping centers so that Paramus continues to be one of the most profitable zip codes for retail sales. When you consider the strict laws of the borough that prohibits non-essential services beyond groceries, restaurants, and gas on Sundays, the impressive profit and revenue generated annually is a considerable feat that expresses the popularity and draw of these shopping experiences.  

The Colleges of Paramus  

With several institutions for secondary education in Paramus, the demographic is evenly distributed. While many area students pursuing specific arts and majors can reach New York City in around an hour commute, the multiple colleges and satellite campuses here in Paramus encourage many high school graduates to stay in the area and reintegrate into the workforce after pursuing their degrees.  

One of the county's largest institutions is the Bergen Community College, with its main campus in the borough. Collectively, Bergen claims to have more than 18,500 students regularly actively. While there are Hackensack and Lyndhurst campuses, Paramus offers room and board for the most significant portion of the collective student body. This younger portion of the population, in turn, helps to keep the high volume of retail options in the area growing and thriving.  

Renowned Medical Facilities for Bergen County 

Bergen County and Paramus are specifically served by several prominent medical facilities, such as the Rutgers-affiliated New Bridge Medical Center, a massive hospital founded in 1916 and maintains its status as the largest medical facility of its kind in all of New Jersey. In addition to this centerpiece for emergency and long-term care, Paramus residents can also utilize secondary institutions like St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and The Valley Hospital. SERVPRO works quickly for emergency buildings like this to keep them up and running after a disaster.  

Community Events in Every Season of the Year  

One of the gems of living in Paramus is how the community celebrates holidays and events. Even more to how unique and alluring this can be for a city of this size, many area businesses and organizations' involvement helps ensure that each of these gatherings is safe, memorable, and worth returning to each year. Even our SERVPRO franchise has been part of community events, fundraisers, and holiday gatherings to spend time with our friends and neighbors beyond the emergencies that impact their lives.  

Multiple events fit into the annual schedule of events, and many of the Paramus residents look forward to a time soon when social distancing and regulations can allow for these special occasions to get together to be as they once were:  

  • July 4th Parade from Century Road to the Memorial Elementary School  
  • Memorial Day Parade event annually  
  • Fire & Rescue in Paramus (Companies 2 & 3) host an annual "Safe Halloween" party for the children of the community  
  • Santa Detail is a parade-like event where the Paramus Fire Department drives Santa around the borough and gives out candy to those coming out to wave to Mr. Claus as he passes by their house. 
  • The National Night Out changes every year but often features many games, activities, and live music.  

What is Water Mitigation for Paramus Homes and Businesses?  

Mitigation is one of the most vital efforts that our experienced SERVPRO water restoration professionals undertake for area homes and businesses. While the general premise and desired results are the same, the methods used to reduce the immediate damage and potential loss of a residence varies from one to the next. Water mitigation is broken down into a few key stages that start as soon as our professionals first reach the damaged site.  

Content management and relocation are among the chief concerns for many Paramushomeowners, as every house has irreparable items, keepsakes, treasures, and belongings of sentimental value. Actions taken quickly can help protect these treasured belongings by relocating to a safe area of the house or our SERVPRO facility nearby. An evaluation of exposed and water-damaged contents can determine the extent of recovery efforts required to return them to their original condition.  

Extraction is also a critical effort, as successful drying cannot begin without first completing this phase. Surprisingly, this goes beyond surface damage to impact trapped moisture and dampness in porous materials like OSB board subflooring or wooden framework behind drywall and insulation. Multiple tools play a role in removing surface water and trapped moisture from flooring materials, including carpet wands, weighted extraction stand-on units, and electric submersible pumps.  

Water restoration needs require immediate attention so that the situation does not get worse. With most of our roster certified as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), our SERVPRO of Paramus team is ready 24/7 to help when disasters strike. Contact us today at (201) 445-5588.

Why is SERVPRO So Much More Effective at Mold Removal Than Other Services?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

hand peeling wall paper back and revealing mold Do you know how to locate mold in your home? SERVPRO does! We have the tools to quickly remediate the mold.

SERVPRO Understands the Nature of Mold and Uses Various Advanced Techniques to Remove It from Your Paramus Home

Anyone living in Paramus knows that local conditions can be quite humid.  This excess atmospheric moisture often fosters the rapid growth of harmful fungi like mold and mildew.  When these growths develop, they can cause various effects ranging from cosmetic to the structurally destructive.  Luckily, SERVPRO is often able to resolve such issues successfully. 

How Does Mold Grow and Spread?

As an experienced Paramus mold removal service, we know the nature of mold, the reasons it proliferates, and have perfected techniques to mitigate or eliminate it effectively.  When dealing with mold, we have learned that it is useful to remember its essential characteristics which are:

  • Mold is naturally occurring and can exist almost anywhere outside or inside your home.
  • Its spores are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
  • It is moisture-loving and proliferates when it encounters water.
  • Mold thrives on higher indoor humidity levels, especially those above forty-four percent.
  • Its lightweight enables it to travel around easily: the wind can carry mold spores into your home through an opened door or window; spores can attach to your clothing and be unknowingly transported into your residence; pets can also carry them inside, and your HVAC system can blow them around your home’s interior.
  • Mold usually gives off a strong, musty odor that makes impacted areas easier to locate

SERVPRO technicians, using cutting edge tools like moisture sensors and meters, thermohygrometers, and infrared cameras, can relatively quickly locate areas around your house where mold exists or could soon develop.  

What Steps Does SERVPRO Take to Resolve Mold-Related Issues?

Since we have extensive training and experience in mold remediation in Paramus, our professionals know the best ways to eliminate the troublesome fungus and mitigate its effects, leading to our development of a time-tested process for resolving mold-related issues.  In general, we take the following measures when cleaning up and restoring mold-damaged properties:

  • Once you call us, we immediately evaluate your situation over the phone and determine the resources necessary for handling your problem.
  • Since we understand that significant mold growth and damage can occur in just a few hours, our experts usually arrive on-site within four hours of your call to locate and assess mold damage.
  • We then work to prevent mold from further spreading around your house by shutting off your HVAC system, employing work area seals, and creating negative air chambers to confine mold spores while your home is being remediated.
  • Our technicians test the materials to see what is salvageable. They then clean and treat restorable household contents with antifungals and deodorants, and discard materials beyond repair.
  • While your residence is being cleaned, we remove mold spores from the air with advanced filtration devices like HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers.
  • Finally, if necessary, we replace damaged structural elements and reconstruct destroyed sections of your residence.

Ultimately, SERVPRO can help you successfully deal with every phase of the recovery process.  Moreover, our policy of always trying to restore damaged materials first, rather than simply replacing them, saves you time and money.

What Specialized Content Remediation Services Does SERVPRO Offer?

We are unique in the cleaning and restoration industry in that we offer a wide variety of services dedicated to the protection and restoration of your household contents.  These services include, among other things:

  • Professional moving and off-site warehousing of contents to safeguard them from further damage
  • Extensive inventorying and tracking of your furnishings and personal possessions to ensure that insurance claims are processed more smoothly
  • Advanced photograph and document drying that ensures that these precious items are preserved
  • Electronic cleaning that often prevents things like computers, TVs, and other electronic devices from being irreparably damaged by mold growths

Company experts are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to preserve your household contents and return them to their preloss condition.  In their efforts, they carefully employ a wide variety of cleaning methods.  These could include dry, wet, foam, spray & wipe, immersion, and abrasive cleaning techniques.

Mold is an omnipresent threat in New Jersey, and it does not necessarily require severe weather to encourage its growth in your home.  Merely heightened humidity levels or minor water leaks can cause it to invade sections of your residence.  If mold is not remediated quickly, these fungal growths could discolor structural elements and contents, cause persistent foul odors, and severely damage your home and possessions.   

With all that said, your neighborhood SERVPRO of Paramus is always here to help you overcome your mold issues.  Call us anytime at (201) 445-5588 for assistance.

A Pipe Burst In My Paramus Home. Can SERVPRO Save My Hardwood Floor?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Hardwood floor Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage to hardwood floors. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Without Prompt Professional Water Mitigation, Your Hardwood Floors May Suffer Permanent Damage. 

Once professionals from SERVPRO arrive at your Paramus home, we can begin assessing the extent of the damage. Our teams can carefully document this process to quickly provide your insurance adjuster with an accurate estimate. Once the initial paperwork is out of the way, our technicians can get to work. 

Can Hardwood Be Saved After Water Damage? 

Hardwood usually can be restored after coming into contact with water. However, if your home has a hardwood veneer, restoration may not be possible since veneer flooring is much more easily damaged. Our water mitigation in Paramus consists of:

Reducing the humidity in the area to a level between 30% and 45%. 

Lowering the moisture content in the hardwood to 16% to allow for drying with hot air. 

Removing the floor finish if moisture is not evaporating quickly enough. 

Drying from below to avoid ruining the floor finish. 

Throughout these steps, SERVPRO technicians can monitor your subflooring with a moisture meter to ensure that we are drying beyond the surface level hardwood. 

What Tools Are Used To Dry Out Hardwood? 

Unless quickly dried, hardwood will begin to develop mold when it has a moisture content above 20%. Our teams use the following equipment to speed up the drying process and avoid further damages:


Air movers

Penetrating moisture meters

Can SERVPRO Refurbish My Floors if Warping Occurs? 

Yes, our technicians can help refurbish your hardwood floors if cupping or crowning occurs. Wood flooring typically takes between 1 to 2 months to stabilize down to equilibrium moisture levels. Once your hardwood floors are free of excess moisture, our teams can sand out any remaining warping in your floors and refinish the wood. 

Call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 if you need help drying out your home. We will send professional assistance as soon as possible to get you on your way to feeling "Like it never even happened."

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Paramus, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Paramus today at (201) 445-5588 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Removing Refrigerator Water Damage from a Paramus Residence

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking Refrigerator We know more than just the basics when it comes to your Paramus water damage.

Faulty Appliances Can Cause Water Damage In Paramus Homes

Whether it is from a small pipe leak or appliance failure, water damage impacts a staggering 1 in 50 homeowners on average each year. On top of that, claims can cost anywhere from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars in damages. Many water-related disasters go unnoticed because they start in hard-to-reach areas like leaky supply lines or behind wall cavities. 

If your Paramus residence requires water damage removal due to a kitchen appliance failure, SERVPRO technicians can restore your home to a preloss condition. The focus during the cleanup process is always on minimizing loss while safely salvaging items when it is feasible to do so. SERVPRO is also licensed to offer general contracting services to further repair your home after a disaster (license #13VH001305854800).

SERVPRO's Commitment to Education

SERVPRO technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike receive thorough education and training in fire, water, and mold damage mitigation and remediation, as well as self-paced online learning opportunities to expand their knowledge. SERVPRO techniques and equipment rely on consistent adherence to IICRC standards as well as accurate measurement and calculation to achieve the desired effect. You can rest assured that these technicians know everything from calculating the number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home to the ideal humidity of water-affected materials in your structure.

SERVPRO Takes Care of Water Damage

After a refrigerator leak, technicians can address moisture on walls and flooring with portable, back-mounted extractors. If you have vinyl flooring in your kitchen, it is possible that some of the water-exposed tiles may have delaminated and may require replacement. If there is moisture inside the walls, technicians can drill holes to extract moisture and facilitate drying. Infrared cameras can be used to determine the amount of moisture in walls and under flooring. 

Air movers and dehumidifiers are carefully placed to address moisture, and polyethylene drying chambers can be constructed to accelerate the process in a contained space. This measure is especially crucial in homes with open floor plans, as too much open space can reduce the efficiency of drying. 

SERVPRO of Paramus can ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." If your home suffers a disaster, call (201) 445-5588.

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How Our Experts Address Flood Effects In Your Home

1/26/2020 (Permalink)

flooded home after a storm Give our technicians a call whenever you need us at (201) 445-5588.

Importance of Fully Addressing Flood Effects in Homes

Flooding can quickly get out of control for your home, leading to widespread surface water concerns and a pressing need for water removal services. Even without the threat of contamination, properly drying and recovering the property can protect your belongings and the investments you have made in the house.

DIY restoration and cleaning are a common consideration for flood damage in homes, especially when homeowners believe the loss has only reached a small area in the house. Among the most pressing threats that exist after migrating flood damage is the water entering areas that property owners cannot see or restore, making the full restoration and recovery of your house impossible. It is essential to thoroughly dry out moisture and saturation from the contents, construction materials, and furniture.

Failure to properly dry out the damaged areas can lead to more substantial threats like mold and microbial growth. Superficial drying of your home might give the impression that the work was completed successfully. Without inspecting structural cavities, building materials, and other areas out of your immediate sightline, you cannot know if you have adequately addressed the moisture concerns. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with a thorough inspection of the house and a determination of the attention affected areas need.

The inspection of your property hinges on the sophisticated tools and equipment available to our professionals. Apart from fast extraction tools like our electric sump pumps and pump trucks, and our line of premier drying equipment, we have an assortment of discovery tools and devices to know where moisture has reached beyond the surface and its concentration.

Between drying materials like hardwood flooring and carpeting, low profile centrifugal air movers in combination with weighted extraction units or drying mats can have a positive effect on flooring materials that can get saved.

DIY restoration is rarely as cost-effective and efficient as homeowners might believe. Our SERVPRO of Paramus team can help with a fast response and a knowledgeable delivery of thorough recovery services. Give our technicians a call whenever you need us at (201) 445-5588.

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Is Your Paramus Home Experiencing Mold After a Water Loss Event?

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage shown on water damaged floor Mold damage often follows water damage. SERVPRO can restore your water damage and prevent mold microbes from growing.

Why SERVPRO Uses Antimicrobial Applications after Mitigating Water Damage in Paramus 

There are several indicators when your house in Paramus experiences some a problem. Dealing with the situation as early as possible can reduce the expenses involved, as well as protect other areas of your home. Minimizing the amount of damage that spreads helps immensely in controlling how well things turn out overall. Water, for an example might come from a slow leak under the faucet in a bathroom. 

One reason why SERVPRO applies antimicrobials to residential interiors in Paramus after mitigating water damage is to help prevent common problems in the future. Softening of materials after your house's bathroom faucet leaks into your living space give microbes an increased chance at survival. 

Bringing the water vapor content down to normal helps prevent any mold spores from activating, but it does not prevent them from lying dormant, waiting for an excess of moisture in the future. Bathrooms are often damp because of showering and bathing, and any microbes present can quickly begin growing. 

An antimicrobial that we use often contains salts that keep microbes from becoming an infestation. These salts act in a manner that encapsulates any spores or living microbes, and as it dries, it shrinks and forms a long-lasting, invisible seal. 

Our building department, working under General Contractor License #13VH001305854800 is also ready to work with us in mitigating water damage and restoring your home "Like it never even happened." They can make repairs to any weakened floors so your bathroom floor never becomes unsafe because of any soft spots. 

SERVPRO of Paramus restores homes after water damage and other problems in Hillsdale, throughout Washington Township, and around Woodcliff Lake. Contact our team of professional mitigation experts and restoration specialists by calling (201) 445-5588. 

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Why Not Go with a Premier Water Damage Restoration Company in Paramus? Contact SERVPRO

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

air movers and dehumidifiers drying out basement Why Paramus Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration--We Have the Skilled Technicians and Advanced Equipment

Trusting the Experience of Qualified Restorers for Paramus Homes

Loss incidents can feel overwhelming and stressful, so much so that many homeowners get left with the impression that their Paramus home might never be the same again. As tricky as water loss emergencies can be, and how quickly these situations can spread throughout a property, our team of professionals has gotten equipped to handle it. We have extensive training and hands-on experience to provide our customers with a comprehensive recovery solution encompassing everything from the initial inspection of the property through the final cleanup.

While water damage in Paramus homes might not always seem easy to contend with, our SERVPRO team has spent years building up our inventory and attracting the top-tier restoration talent to give our customers an expectation-exceeding result. Homeowners might become convinced they can address water emergencies on their own with limited equipment and drying techniques, but this often results in inadequate moisture removal that can lead to microbial threats developing a few days later. Why settle for mold in your home?
You might find that there are no shortages of restoration companies around the Paramus area, but there are advantages to choosing our SERVPRO brand. We are a recovery team that can handle jobs of any size and severity by pooling our local resources with a neighboring branch, SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County. This collaborative effort helps us always to have the right amount of technicians, equipment, and products to handle any size water loss situation.
The experience of our team is another factor that helps to distinguish us from the other options. Our staff has gotten certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and nearly all field technicians have specific training and endorsements for water restoration (WRT) and structural drying (ASD.) We can provide knowledgeable and confident recovery specialists at any time of the day, as there is always a competent water restoration crew on call.
You can count on our SERVPRO of Paramus professionals to live up to the reputation that we have built. We are a locally owned franchise that can help with whatever disaster you face 24/7. To make water loss incidents, “Like it never even happened,” give us a call at (201) 445-5588.

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Why SERVPRO Has a High Standard of Training for Flood Damage Technicians

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Sticker saying 'certified' We continually train our team members so they can handle every situation that comes their way.

The Advanced Training Required to Become a SERVPRO Flood Damage Technician in Paramus

Becoming a flood damage technician with SERVPRO is no easy feat. To start working on our crews and responding to calls from local homeowners in distress, every team member has to go through numerous certifications and educational courses. While national and local regulations require some of these, we also dedicate time and money to train our crews in specialized roles to increase their flexibility and mastery of each type of damage.

Flood damage in Paramus and other local communities causes many thousands of dollars of damage each year, and when hurricanes strike, the problems can become far worse. We send our technicians to our national training facility where they train under some of the most veteran restoration specialists in the country. While there, they receive numerous certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) that enable them to work on a wide variety of projects legally and in accordance with insurance policies.

Our training doesn't stop once fresh technicians get placed on crews. We balance our teams between newcomers and veterans, allowing our more experienced professionals to train their co-workers on the job site and oversee their work. After working with us for a while, we also offer advanced training that can help our technicians specialize in flood damage restorations and other potential work.

Unlike many other damage mitigation and restoration company technicians, SERVPRO crew members also receive training in multiple disciplines and cross-types of damage. Many cases of flood damage, for example, also lead to mold growth problems that can be very difficult to combat if they are not dealt with swiftly. Because our crews are composed of individuals with a wide variety of specializations and are trained to handle multiple types of damage at once, we can handle these problems as they arise. This versatility helps us to save time and money on almost every restoration we do.

SERVPRO of Paramus utilizes the best available tools and training to help your home overcome even the worst flood damage situations. Call us 24/7 at (201) 445-5588 for our emergency services.

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How We Help Prevent Permanent Issues After A Flood In Your Paramus Home

5/25/2019 (Permalink)

Preventative actions could prevent permanent damages, contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 for assistance.

Preventing Permanent Issues After Flood Damage In Paramus

In an emergency, situation trust is of the utmost importance. Flooding can occur at any time either by natural weather events or from issues with internal plumbing in your home. Depending on the type of water you are dealing with, these damages can be relatively simple to repair or require PPE as well as biohazardous waste disposal training. We're a locally owned company with decades of experience in dealing with water and flood-related repairs.

Our service incorporates rapid response units for emergency flood damage in Paramus. That means we have technicians on call throughout the night as well as during regular hours. We do this because in a flood situation, sometimes the smallest repairs taken in time can prevent severe or even catastrophic damages to your property. You can reach our experts 24/7  by calling our emergency number to arrange a service.

The job of a restorer is to work after the first responders- police, fire department, ambulances- have arrived but before general contractors carry out works. One of our roles can be creating a safe workspace for third-party remodelers. These duties could include performing emergency board-ups, restoring power to your property, or identifying and removing potential hazards like debris or loose wiring.

Professional restorers can also help to protect you from unnecessary property damages. Indeed, water damages, in particular, must be rectified quickly to reduce the risk of a permanent issue. SERVPRO can remove carpets, dispose of saturated subfloors as well as remove valuable possessions or furniture from the affected zone. In taking these small steps, we can significantly limit the losses your property may otherwise have sustained.

Flood water can cause unpleasant odors in the home. Usually, thoroughly drying the affected area is effective in reducing the presence of odors, but it is not always one hundred percent effective. SERVPRO can deploy thermal fogging equipment to help neutralize lingering odors and getting your home back to its preloss condition.

Preventative actions could prevent permanent damages, contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 for assistance.

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Why Home Maintenance Is Important

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Your home is likely the most expensive thing you own in your lifetime. That is why it is so important to take the time to protect it. There are things in your home that need some care to ensure they last otherwise when they fail you can watch your insurance skyrocket.

Many times, we see home damages that occur by sources that could have been easily prevented.

Just to mention a few:

  • Not cleaning out your gutters can cause water to back up under your roof shingles.
  • Not cleaning your chimney can cause creosote buildup that creates a fire.
  • Not cutting down that dead tree can cause it to fall onto your house.

So here are some items you should be inspecting and how often you should be doing so.

Every Year:

Hot water heater-drain water to remove sediment & refill.

HVAC/Furnace system

Inspect garage door-be sure auto-reverse is functioning

Vacuum refrigerator coils: These build up dirt and grime which overtime effects the efficiency of the fridge.

Check water softener, add salt if needed.

Check grout and caulking- re-apply if needed. 

Inspect sump pump is running properly

Inspect basement & foundation for any cracks or leaks. 

Every Month:

Test Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector

Look for leaks around toilets/sinks

Check HVAC filters for replacement

Check Kitchen Vent Hood Filter

Inspect fire extinguisher

Every Season:

Before the cold months inspect your pipes. If certain areas of your home do not receive adequate heat then considering wrapping your pipes to prevent a frozen pipe from bursting.

Check the drainage system outside your home to ensure water is flowing out and away from your home/foundation.

Clean out gutters.

Inspect roofing for any damage or leaks.

In the winter regularly inspect for any ice dams or icicles as these can cause damage to your roof and gutters.