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Another Floor Saved!

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Black mats placed on a wood floor. The wood floor was saved using drying mats.

A broken pipe flooded a four story home in Weehawken NJ, affecting the hardwood floors throughout. The customer was very concerned the flooring would have to be removed as it was original to her historic home.

Upon arrival to the home, SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne technicians inspected the flooring to see if it could be salvaged. Since the wood floor was not showing an extremely high moisture content, the technicians decided to use the Injecti-dry system in an attempt to save it from removal.

The Injecti-dry system works by utilizing extraction mats placed over wet sections of the wood floor. The mats are connected to a special machine which directs air below the floor in an attempt to dry underneath it quickly. Dehumidifiers are often placed alongside the system to assist in removing as much moisture from the surrounding area as possible.

After the system ran for four days, the mats were removed to revel the wood had dried exceptionally well and would not need to be replaced! The homeowner was so overjoyed to hear we were able to save the flooring. The Injecti-dry system is an innovative tool often used by SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne to alleviate costly, time-consuming repairs for our customers.

Wallpaper Can Hold Moisture

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

A hallway with colorful wallpaper Excessive moisture can cause mold to form behind wallpaper.

Water leaks and moisture are not always present in areas which are visible to home and business owners. Over time, slow leaks and high levels of humidity can cause mold to form under floors, behind walls and in air ducts. SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne's expertly trained water mitigation technicians were called out to a home which had a water loss due to a broken sprinkler head. Once the crew started to remove the wallpaper, they realized mold had formed after a former slow leak from the air conditioning system.

This room looks clean and dry but a closer inspection revealed mold was growing under the wall paper. If your walls are wet and the wall paper remains in place, it can act as a vapor barrier preventing the drying process from occurring. Chances are the insulation behind the wall is also affected. Water will wick up a wall 1" per hour for the first 12 hours following a flood.

SERVPRO is always ready to take care of homes and businesses affected by disaster. Call us at 201-333-3200, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.

Heavy Rain Affects Basement in Edgewater NJ

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded concrete floor in a basement room Water flooded the basement.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe 
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Outside faucet leak
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne was onsite to a flooded home in Edgewater within one hour to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process. In less than four days, our expert team successfully dried out the basement. Our water remediation crews always use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine if your home’s structure is actually dry. We are trained experts in taking care of flooded basements.

If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure, not to mention the potential for mold to grow. You do not want to wait until the loss spreads and increases in severity. The flooding in this Edgewater home was caused by flash flooding from a fast-moving, drenching thunderstorm. The natural hills of the town exacerbated the effects of the water and sent it into multiple basements in the area.

Teamwork Is The Key To Our Success

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

No matter what business you work in, teamwork and proper ethics are essential to running a successful business. Here at SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne, our team is fortunate to have a warm, yet effective working relationship with each other. Considering we are an emergency business, it is imperative communication is clear between the office, field technicians and project managers. During a surge in business due to a disaster event, proper communication and execution allow our franchise to respond to more calls efficiently.

One of our greatest strengths here at SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne is the camaraderie shared within our entire staff. The positive relationship amongst each other provides a pleasant working experience which is then passed on to our customers throughout the day. Evidence of our work environment radiates throughout our business and the communities we serve; the office staff receives numerous complements about our chief technicians on a regular basis. Visit our testimonial page to see what our customers say about SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne in action!

What To Do When A Basement Floods

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Water swirling on the floor Always remove standing water right away!

When dealing with a flood in the basement, it is very important to remain calm and take the appropriate steps towards remediating the situation as soon as possible. Once you give us a call at SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne, one of our 24/7 emergency service crews will be dispatched right away to assist with the removal of the standing water. While waiting for our team to arrive at your home or business, it is important to avoid flooded areas of the basement where you are unable to see the floor as electrical outlets beneath pose a great safety risk.

Once our emergency crew arrives, they utilize special extraction tools which are designed to safety and effectively remove the water from the basement quickly. Once all the standing water has been removed, the technicians remove unsalvageable materials such as drywall, flooring and trim. After the wet materials are removed, drying equipment is placed to ensure any remaining moisture is eliminated from the building.

SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne is ready to take on water losses large and small. Give us a call anytime- 201-333-3200.

Sprinkler Loss in Hoboken, NJ

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

A large room full of personal contents Water affected the furniture and contents in the office.

Smoke from a neighboring building set off the sprinkler system of a commercial building in Hoboken, NJ on a Sunday morning. The water sprayed three floors of offices and conference rooms. The building manager called SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne right away to come and clean up the water. During the call, the manager let our staff know the damaged rooms were full of personal contents and furniture. It is very important for our emergency service crew to receive specific job conditions before arrival to ensure they are fully prepared to provide superior service.

Once the technicians arrived on site, they quickly moved the contents to unaffected areas of the building and removed the wet materials in only a few hours. SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne is dedicated to helping businesses avoid lost productivity when they are faced with a water loss. Our ultimate goal is to complete the recovery process as quickly and thoroughly as possible to prevent prolonged disruption to the organization.

The Hoboken manager was very impressed at SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne’s immediate response during a busy weekend and was equally amazed when the drying process and repairs were completed in under a month! She let our franchise know she would call us again if in need and will recommend us to other business owners in the event they require assistance as well.

Weekend Water Disaster

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water on the carpet of an office with a desk Water was discovered on the floor after a flood happened over the weekend.

The manager of a real estate office in Weehawken walked into a flooded office Monday morning and was shocked at the amount of water on the floor. He immediately called SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne to clean up the water. Our team of water removal experts arrived within the hour to begin the drying process of the wet materials.

After extracting the water from the floor, our team placed drying equipment to take care of any lingering moisture in the office. Since the technicians arrived shortly after the loss happened, it was possible to save the carpeting from demolition. Our attentive administrative staff were able to find the realtors temporary office space during the cleanup. The manager was very impressed with the short time frame!

SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies no matter how large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, taking action immediately is essential. A quick response from our experienced team reduces the spread of damage and ensures successful drying to get you back in business!

Water Trapped Behind The Wall

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

A section of removed drywall in the middle of peeling wallpaper. Water from runoff caused the paint to peel.

Even though SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne was called in to dry out a commercial building which had wet carpets from a water purifier, we took the initiative to take care on an ongoing issue behind the walls. Water originating from improper run off due to the building's gutters and outside slope had been entering the building for some time. Our team installed some leader extensions so that the water would run away from the building. As you can see, over time the water had run behind the walls and caused the paint to peel.

Always take some time to inspect your property around your window wells and foundation walls. Clear your gutters and add some gutter down spout extensions so the water does not end up against your foundation. Any water which lays there will most likely work its way into your home and could eventually create mold issues.

SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne will always provide you with advice to avoid future losses and develop an emergency ready plan for you. 

Unbelievable Wind Damage!

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

A street with damaged power lines, debris and emergency workers Extreme wind events are becoming more frequent.

Reports of massive tornadoes and extreme thunderstorms always catch our attention. Here at SERVPRO of South Jersey City/ Bayonne, we have noticed an increase in damaging high wind events. Hurricanes are increasing in strength and frequency, coupled with changes in the jet stream, causing widespread costly property destruction. Powerful tornadoes continue to flatten entire communities in a matter of minutes. Falling trees from extreme wind events are a major cause of structural losses throughout the country on a regular basis.

SERVPRO of South Jersey City/ Bayonne is always well prepared to respond to homes and businesses affected by wind damage. Often times, water can enter structures affected by wind, requiring our mitigation experts to quickly tarp damaged areas and start the drying process inside until repairs can begin. Experienced technicians from our franchise have also traveled out of state to assist with large-scale recovery following devastating hurricanes. Although wind storms are difficult to gauge, SERVPRO of South Jersey City/ Bayonne has the tools and knowledge to secure and restore properties affected by wind in our ever changing environment.

High School Pipe Break

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

A classroom with wet carpet and hanging ceiling tiles One of the classrooms affected by the broken pipe.

When a local high school suffered from a broken sewage pipe, they called SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne to sanitize and dry out the areas affected by the discharge. Several classrooms had floors and ceilings which were damaged. Our certified ASD water professionals were on site within 1 hour to set up containment and place drying equipment along with air scrubbers to assure students were provided with a safe breathing environment. The expert team was able to successfully clean and repair the rooms, all while working around classrooms in session in the unaffected areas of the building.

Rest assured that when your local school district calls on SERVPRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne, we will be on site quickly to stabilize and restore your building using our exceptional experience and dedication to excellent service.

SERPVRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle the largest and most complex water restoration project. Call us anytime at 201-333-3200.