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Is My Home at Risk of Mold Infestation?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

hand peeling back wallpaper revealing mold on wall and back of wallpaper Mold is always a concern for Somerset homeowners. SERVPRO has the know-how to remediate the damage.

Spotting Mold Damage in your Somerset Property Can Be Worrying. SERVPRO has Qualified Mold Remediators to Bring Microbial Growth Under Control

How do I stop mold from spreading?

Mold spores in Somerset comprise of a collection of tiny seeds and are a natural part of your home. When there is a disturbance of these seed clusters, they can break apart and spread on airways. Mold is a resilient organism that can lay dormant. However, once water, temperature, and food supply are introduced, these dormant seeds can proliferate, forming other spores. To agitate or demo material with mold can lead to spores becoming airborne. To prevent airborne spores escaping, SERVPRO uses vacuums or negative air-pressure machines with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. This equipment can capture mold spores as little as 0.3 microns in size and prevent uncontrolled spread.

What conditions do spores need to grow?

  • General temperature between 68 and 86 degrees
  • The food supply of organic materials
  • A water supply

How do I prevent mold from growing?

When mold damage occurs in your Somerset home, it may be frustrating to find that cleaning away the colonies does not clean away the microbial growth issue. Mold can repeatedly return, providing that there are excellent conditions for growth. To tackle a mold issue effectively, it is crucial to tackling the conditions for growth. SERVPRO technicians may use dehumidifiers or even air movers to control your home's relative humidity and dry any damp spots. Removing moisture can prevent mold seeds from building up through the stages of growth. This preventative measure can help us to remove colonies and prevent re-growth in your home.

On what materials does mold feed?

  • Paper materials like drywall or natural woods
  • Carpet fibers as well as Cotton
  • Wood materials that may be in walls

If you notice unpleasant musty odors in your home, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097.

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My Somerset Inn Has Standing Water – Do I Need To Deal With It Right Away?

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

flooded basement with water boots near it Water in your business location may seem manageable at first but can quickly get out of hand. Contact SERVPRO for water removal services.

Immediate Water Mitigation is Needed at Your Somerset Inn to Prevent Permanent and Secondary Damage

Somerset is a beautiful place to visit. As an inn owner, you understand the importance of keeping those visitors happy. When you experience water damage, it can shut down your business, leaving you and your guests unhappy. That can lead to bad reviews and permanent loss of repeat customers.

The Problem is in the Basement – Can’t it Wait a Day or Two?

If you have a water instruction, even in the basement, you need water removal in your Somerset inn fast. Typically your guests would not be in your basement, but standing water can cause serious problems. The water gets slowly absorbed by any porous material, including drywall, wood, and insulation. Flooring and stored content can be impacted, as well. This can lead to structural degradation and material deterioration. Mold can begin forming within 24 hours and can cause health effects. Our SERVPRO team can be there within hours and begin extracting the water from the basement. Our pumps are powerful, and we have several options depending on the extent of the flooding. This includes truck-mounted, portable, and submersible pumps.

How Fast Can You Dry My Inn?

We understand you want your business back to normal as quickly as possible. You can rest assured our professional technicians understand the need for expediency. They provide the drying methods that best suit your particular situation. There are basic drying methods and equipment that apply to any water-damaged building. These include using:

  • Air movers
  • Industrial fans
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Moisture sensors
  • Chemical drying agents 

We understand your need for fast water removal. We are available around the clock and can work with your schedule to provide the required water mitigation. Your guests count on you to take care of them. You can count on us to take care of you. Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251 - 9097 for quality water removal service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Are There Ways I Can Prevent or Limit Potential Flood Damage?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Yes, There Are Some Key Steps You Can Take to Safeguard Your Home from Flood Damage.

New Jersey is somewhat notorious for its rainy weather and, in recent years, it has also been struck by numerous powerful hurricanes.  Somerset itself suffers from these stereotypical Jersey problems as well.  As you probably already know, the low-lying marshy areas that typify our part of the state are easily flooded during heavy rainfalls.  This tendency is only exacerbated when hurricanes pass through, as their strong winds usually create storm surges that push excess water back up the Raritan River.  So, when heavy rains or hurricanes impact our area, the basements and ground floors of local homes near the river are often quickly inundated with floodwaters.  Considering this, area homeowners should prepare for this potential flooding beforehand.   

What Can I Do to Limit a Flood’s Impact on My Residence?

Mitigating the effects of flooding could be easier than you think.  SERVPRO, a Somerset flood damage clean up and restoration service, advises residents to take the following preventative measures before big forecasted storms to limit the overall impact of potential flooding:

  • Create a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) so that, before disaster strikes, you have a quality service provider established, experienced technicians are made aware of critical information about your property, such as floorplans and utility shutoff switches/valves, and we can develop a clear plan of action to save your home
  • Before leaving your home, shut off utilities like the electric and gas to prevent explosions, fires, and electrical mishaps
  • Ensure that your drainage systems are in good working order and are not clogged
  • Repair any cracks or other foundation damage that may make it easier for floodwaters to penetrate your residence
  • Board up doors, windows, and other openings that could allow rainwaters in and leave your home vulnerable to looters
  • Strategically place sandbags around your home to divert floodwaters away from it

Although these precautions are not always 100% effective, they often do substantially lessen your flood-related losses. In fact, by taking these relatively simple actions before major storms, you are much more likely to save precious belongings, and conserve both time and money.

What Could Happen If I Fail to Properly Prepare for Flooding?

When you fail to properly prepare for floods, you increase your likelihood of one day suffering catastrophic flood damage.  Whenever a flood occurs, your losses are probably going to be much greater over both the short and long terms.  This is because, without any pre-planning, floodwaters are able to get into more places, in greater volumes, than they otherwise would have and it takes longer to effectively deal with them. With all this said, here are some of the issues you can expect to deal with if you fail to plan appropriately:

  • Total losses of certain structural elements that require expensive reconstruction efforts to replace
  • More severe warping and buckling of ceilings, walls, and floors
  • Further deterioration of drywall and wall coverings
  • More extensive growths of harmful microbes throughout your home
  • Greater microbe-related damage like dry rot, mold and mildew discolorations, and persistent foul odors

As you can clearly see, it is in your best interest to anticipate future flooding and plan ahead.  Doing so, can save you further headaches in the long-run.

Why is SERVPRO a Good Service to Help Me Plan For and Deal With Flooding?

As your neighbors, SERVPRO technicians are dedicated to saving your home from flood damage and conserving your precious resources.  Moreover, our company offers innovative services, has professional expertise, and possesses the high-tech equipment to successfully resolve even the worst flooding issues.  Some of the various reasons SERVPRO could be your best remediation option are:

  • We are one of a few services that offer you the opportunity to file a property profile and establish a plan of action with us, before a flooding event occurs
  • Most times, since our firm is locally owned and operated, technicians can be onsite within four hours of your call, 24-hours a day, 365-days a year
  • Our technicians are trained and certified in applied microbial remediation, applied structural drying, and water damage restoration
  • We are highly respected in the flood damage cleaning and restoration industry and adhere to the standards of reputable standard-setting organizations like the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA), and the National Duct Cleaning Association (NDCA)
  • Our professionals have access to all the latest tools of the trade, like state-of-the-art extractors, technologically advanced air blowers and dehumidifiers, innovative Injecti-dry systems, odor-neutralizing foggers, and a vast array of EPA-approved disinfectants and deodorants

Considering all this, it is obvious why many call their local SERVPRO for assistance before and after flooding events.

So, if you ever want to prepare for potential flooding or an event damages your home, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 for help.

How Can I Get Rid of Mold Behind a Sink in North Brunswick?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

boots on flooded floor The techs have advanced equipment and techniques to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO techs can remediate and restore your North Brunswick home from any size water and mold issue

If you see a little bit of mold around a sink in North Brunswick, there is a good chance there is a more extensive infestation behind it or within the wall. In many cases, a supply line or other plumbing issue is the culprit creating moist conditions that help sustain mold growth. It is best to bring in a professional restoration company to handle the mold and all the issues connected with it to ensure there is no return.

How Can Water Damage Behind a Bathroom Sink Get Dried?

SERVPRO techs handled water damage and mold remediation in this North Brunswick home at the same time. Significant water spotting and deterioration of the sheetrock behind the cabinet created the perfect home for mold growth. It is essential to work with a restoration services company that also has a general contractor license #13VH06622700, so if removal of structural elements happens, it gets done right. Common actions during water and mold cleanup include:
    •    Pinpointing problem areas with detection equipment
    •    Containment as needed to stop spore spread
    •    Careful, controlled demo for materials ruined by water or mold

In drying a problem area such as this, the techs carefully scope surfaces to determine all the areas that require drying. Floating floors such as found in this bathroom are not attached to a subfloor, and while the laminate does a good job repelling water from the surface, if it seeps underneath, it requires removal for drying underneath. The modular design of this type of floor covering makes the replacement of damaged boards fast and easy.

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 stands ready to help local properties with any size water damage restoration needed. The techs have advanced equipment and techniques to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Fire from an Electrical Fault Caused Severe Damage in My Somerset Property. Who Can Help Me to Restore it?

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

burnt kitchen interior with a cabinet burnt After a fire some of your personal belongings might be able to be restored. Call SERVPRO for fire damage restoration and remediation services.

Contact SERVPRO Technicians in Somerset to Perform Fire Damage Restoration in Your Home

Fire leaves most property owners devastated after watching the home’s contents being engulfed by flames. Thankfully, professional restorers can stop further damage, salvage most of your valuable items, and get your Somerset property back to its preloss state. SERVPRO has decades of experience in the restoration industry, and our General Contractor License number is 13VH06622700.

What precautions should I take?

Before you get into the affected property, wait for the local authorities to deem your property safe for re-entry. Contact our technicians within 48 hours to mitigate the fire damage in your Somerset home. If you have to get into the property, avoid touching surfaces with soot and smoke residues to prevent them from spreading further.

What does the fire mitigation process involve?

Fire damage mitigation concentrates on minimizing losses and damages. Effective mitigation should happen immediately after the fire to keep physical and financial consequences low. The essential elements of fire damage mitigation include:

  • Checking for potential hazards
  • Evaluating areas of vulnerability
  • Coming up with an effective mitigation strategy
  • Performing necessary cleanup and repairs

Before we begin the restoration process, we inspect the affected area thoroughly to get a clear picture of the severity of the damage. If the firefighters used lots of water to fight the flames, we could use a thermal imaging camera to see how far the water traveled. The device helps us to check moisture levels even in confined areas.

What do you consider to determine the cost of restoring a property?

The restoration cost of a fire loss depends on several factors. It is essential to understand that even after extinguishing the fire, smoke and soot residues continue to damage various surfaces. Firefighters may also have broken doors or windows and put holes in ceilings and walls when putting out the fire. The water used to extinguish the flames can also cause considerable damage to your floor and drywalls. Fire restorers usually base the cost of cleanup and restoration on:

  • The number of affected rooms
  • The severity of the damage
  • Repairs required

Can you clean valuables with soot?

SERVPRO technicians clean and restore the contents of your home on-site or in our off-site facility. To restore delicate items, our experts can use the immersion technique. This procedure involves using an ultrasonic cleaner to remove soot and smoke residues. The cleaning technique uses sound waves to form and implode bubbles. The collapsing bubbles produce energy, which eliminates the soot residues on the items.

With state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge restoration techniques, SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County can bring your home back to life after a fire, “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (908) 251-9097.

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Why Is SERVPRO a Premier Company to Grapple with Water, Fire, Storm, and Mold Cleanup and Restoration?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

ERP green digital app on phone SERVPRO Helps Somerset Area Homeowners with Fire, Water, Mold, and Commercial Damages with Professional Help and the ERP Plan.

Somerset Property Owners Are Well-Aware of the Professionalism of SERVPRO and Rely on Our Services

Disasters can happen anywhere at any time for Somerset property owners. Addressing these concerns must occur immediately, as all loss incidents worsen the longer they go unchallenged by conventional restoration approaches. We have an experienced roster of technicians accredited in their various niches of the restoration industry through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), among other similar organizations. The work to obtain their initial certifications as well as the ongoing training to maintain it leaves our technicians confident and educated in the latest practices and equipment for fire, water, mold, and storm losses.

Water

Many Somerset homeowners do not realize how short the restoration window for water damage is and how destructive this force can be. Without fully understanding the spread and severity of these situations, homeowners treat surface issues as the entire problem, and the damage continues beneath the visible layer. With 48 hours, many porous materials exposed to excessive moisture or standing water can become irreparably damaged. For this reason, we stay ready to handle water loss incidents of any type that could affect your property with fully stocked READY trailers and production vehicles in our SERVPRO warehouse.

Before we can get working on the job, we need skilled eyes to diagnose the damage and what your Somerset property needs to return to normal. Scoping the job is a task for our project manager and crew chief, as they can walk around initially to see the face value damage and catalog it in our DryBook software. We can also deploy advanced moisture detection tools on wall surfaces and flooring to gather information about where drying efforts should get focused.

We have multiple premier extraction and drying tools to manage water loss situations as soon as mitigation efforts begin in Somerset properties. Extraction is vital to getting saturated materials dry by removing surface and trapped water, and we have multiple tools to complete this, including:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Carpet wands
  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Drying Mats

Fire

Water damage can also find its way into many of the fire losses that Somerset homes might experience, and the preparedness for these emergencies can also then benefit our fire response. Managing water losses from extinguishment efforts is necessary when these concerns are noted in the post-fire job scoping by our project manager. During this involved process cataloging losses and services needed, our management can assess the salvageability of hundreds of affected items and contents in the damaged areas.

It is often unsafe for unprotected property owners to enter their Somerset home after a structure fire, as there are threats for weakened materials and collapse, but also air quality concerns like soot, smoke debris, and other potential contaminants or odors. We have multiple solutions to address these concerns, including the use of air movers and hydroxyl generators, both of which feature onboard HEPA filtration. With thermal fogging, ozone, or hydroxyl radicals introduced into the damaged area, harsh odor compounds can get neutralized or eliminated on contact.

With a team of licensed (#13VH06622700) in-house contractors, we can seamlessly transition from fire recovery to the reconstruction and repairs that your Somerset home needs. With effective controlled demolition practices happening earlier in the mitigation process, build back, and repairs require less time and money to complete.

Storm

Being the fastest to a storm loss situation means little if you do not have a plan of action to implement when you arrive. Our SERVPRO team understands that with structural breaches of your Somerset home or business, that every second counts. When we arrive, we can bring along our experienced in-house contractors to begin vital emergency services like tree removal, roof tarping, and board up for any openings.

Flooding can often go hand in hand with storm damage to your Somerset home, but can also affect your home without significant structural failures. Natural flooding, for example, can penetrate your basement or first floor of the home and spread quickly through connected spaces. Mitigation is vital in these situations both to remove the standing water and dry saturated materials, but to address the very likely possibility of contamination.

Protecting your belongings is a level of restoration and service that many Somerset homeowners benefit from the most. The pace of disasters often leaves you unable to protect the things that matter most. However, our prompt response and content management professionals can work to offer real-time cleaning and drying options for these items.

Commercial

The same technologies and practices that have gone so successfully into the recovery of hundreds of Somerset homes and businesses over the years can benefit your business without a disaster. Premier cleaning services like hot water extraction in carpeting or stain and graffiti removal can improve the look and feel of your business any time that you need it. Because not every business is the same, what they need to look their best changes accordingly. With our level of restoration experience and advanced equipment and products, we can offer:

  • Deep carpet cleaning
  • Hardwood resurfacing/cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Wall cleaning
  • Stain/Graffiti removal
  • Tile and grout cleaning

As you might expect, we are also available to help your Somerset home amid an emergency as well. We have a fast response to fire and water losses, giving us the chance to reduce the migration and severity of loss effects. We can work with area businesses to create an Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) that can designate SERVPRO as the responding technicians for disasters, but also save time on restoration by indicating the locations of crucial shutoffs, showcasing the layout of the building, and more.

Most of all, cleaning services for your Somerset business must happen when it is convenient for you, or it can hurt your productivity and damage your image with customers. We can schedule after-hours restoration or an ongoing schedule at your slowest points to decrease the impact on your staff or customers.

Restoration services that happen quickly and thoroughly can save you time and money in the long run. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team can help however you need at (908) 251-9097.

What Happens When My Dishwasher Overflows in Somerset?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

water leak on the floor of a kitchen Water may appear to be visually gone from your home, but with professional mitigation you can make sure no water is hidden in unexpected places.

The Water Removal Experts from SERVPRO Can Rescue Your Home in Somerset.

The suddenness of a malfunctioning dishwasher can be hard to deal with. One moment you are simply starting your first load of dishes and the next there is water pouring into the kitchen of your Somerset home. Now there is not only the task of getting the water up but also of repairing whatever damage it caused.

What Can the Water Damage Experts from SERVPRO Do to Help?

Any type of water damage needs to be inspected by an expert. The reason for this is that there could be water damage in your Somerset home that goes beyond the surface. Damage like this cannot be seen and requires professional help to ensure that any problems are dealt with immediately. The Water Restoration Technicians with our company can find this moisture and restore your home to its former condition. Here are the ways they can help:

  • Inspection
  • Water Removal
  • Drying and Dehumidification
  • Cleaning
  • Restoration

Why Inspect the Damaged Area?

Inspection of the origin of the damage is crucial to determining the extent of the damage and how to proceed with water removal.

How do Water Technicians Remove All Traces of Water?

Submersible pumps and wet/dry vacuums are two ways that our experts use to remove any water that is standing in your home. Now, since not all the water that has seeped out can be removed with this equipment, we also conduct a drying and dehumidification process. This ensures that there is no water or damp areas left in your home.

Cleaning and Restoration, The Final Steps.

Once the water removal and drying process is complete, our restoration experts can begin cleaning and restoring your home. During this step our team will also evaluate and restore personal belongings that were damaged due to the water.

The water removal and damage experts at SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County are available 24/7. So, whenever you need an immediate response call (908) 251-9097 . Your home will be repaired and restored with the best care possible.


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What Can I Do to Fix My House After My Washing Machine Breaks and Leaks

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking washing machine. Water beginning to pool on floor Damage from leaking washing machines is common. Inspect the areas around your appliances connected to water often for signs of leaks..

For Water Cleanup Inside Your Somerset Laundry Room in Somerset Call SERVPRO

The washing machine inside your Somerset home has both clean water and sewage lines running from it. If one of these lines leaks or the appliance breaks, moisture can leak onto your laundry room's floor or get your drywall wet. If you can get the moisture removed from the contents and building materials inside your laundry room promptly, then you can prevent many items from being removed and replaced.

How soon after by washing machine leaks should I call in a restoration company?

As soon as you notice that your appliances have leaked, it is wise to call in our SERVPRO technicians for water clean-up in your Somerset home. The longer your contents and building materials stay wet, other problems can occur, such as mold contamination. Our location is local, and we can provide a fast response and be at your residence shortly after your emergency call.

How can you fix my laundry room's vinyl floors if they got wet?

  • Inspection- We certify all of our technicians by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program. We have advanced training that gives us knowledge about the construction of vinyl flooring and how to mitigate any water damage issues with it properly. We always coordinate directly with your insurance company and use our experience and training to determine whether it will be more economical to restore or remove affected items in your laundry room.
  • Extraction- Since H2O is easier to remove from your house when it is still in liquid form, we can use extraction equipment or a mop and squeegee as a first step in the restoration process.
  • Drying- We can use industrially advanced equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers to remove moisture from building materials.

If your laundry room ever gets wet after your washing machine breaks, call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 seven days a week.

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How Do I Clean Up a Water Loss in My Somerset Office Correctly?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

interior of an office completely flooded “Like it never even happened.”

Water Loss in My Somerset Office

Even smaller water losses in the kitchen/break areas of your office might not be devastating but require the experience and expertise of our team to make sure it does not get worse.

Regardless of the size of a water loss incident in your Somerset office building, there are many distinct reasons why many would choose to have the damage professionally restored. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to help with any water emergencies that could impact your property. This response can prevent the situation from getting out of control and damaging many of the structural elements and fixtures that could become exposed in the kitchen area of your office building.

Water cleanup for your Somerset structure requires multiple tasks to occur. We have qualified cleaning technicians available to help oversee the restoration of your property from the initial job scoping and mitigation phases through the final cleaning touches for the structure after the restoration completes. As with any loss incident, our professionals must first determine the extent of the damage and what actions must get taken to return the property to preloss condition. Even with seemingly smaller loss conditions, the actual impact could be worse than the surface might indicate.

How Bad is the Damage?

We understand how valuable time is for your company and its staff. We do not waste our efforts offering services that your property does not need. We can determine what is necessary quickly through a job scoping phase. Our project manager can determine the extent of the water damage and its path of migration during this initial evaluation of your property. By tracking moisture from the source, we can identify moisture pockets and damp areas that must get addressed with thorough drying practices to come. Several of the sophisticated tools that we use to identify these moisture pockets and track the movement of water beyond the surface include:

    •    Moisture Detection Tools
    •    Thermal Imagery
    •    Thorough Visual Inspection

Does SERVPRO Do Repairs?

One of our team's ways of separating from others in the area is through a comprehensive restoration and recovery solution that we can offer local businesses. With a team of in-house contractors to help with both residential and commercial properties in need, we can ensure that the right repairs and reconstruction occurs at the appropriate times. The mitigation phase can be the proper point for damaged fixtures to get repaired so that pipes can get pressurized again with water.

These are all steps that help your office get back to normal. Our contractors can help through various phases of the recovery of your office kitchen and its surrounding areas. Mitigation can see the repair of plumbing and controlled demolition when necessary, while later stages of restoration in the building might require these discarded materials to get replaced. Initially, upon discovering the source of water damage, our contractors can fix:

    •    Plumbing
    •    Fixtures
    •    Valves

What Tools Are Best for Efficient Water Removal?

Not every loss situation requires us to pull out the most powerful and efficient tools in our inventory. In some cases, extraction tools are not necessary at all. With small leaks that can begin to spread through the kitchen and break areas of your office building, it is possible to sop up water on the surface to prevent penetration and saturation of exposed materials. Removing this mild volume of water from the surface of damaged materials in these areas most often requires conventional cleaning and restoration tools that many property owners are already familiar with, including:

    •    Mops
    •    Towels
    •    Wet Vacuums

How Do I Efficiently Dry the Room?

The drying of this space requires several tools in our inventory working together. Efficiency is vital in this regard, as drying can often be one of the most prolonged phases of restoration after a water loss. With the right information regarding where moisture pockets exist, we can utilize tools like air movers and dehumidifiers to gain control of these conditions. If drying must occur within structural cavities, we have specialty tools such as are positive pressure systems that can inject dry air into these openings to increase evaporative processes.

Not every loss situation requires the full extent of our restoration team and equipment, but can still benefit from the experience and fast response of competent professionals. We can track water damage beyond the surface to ensure that the drying process is thorough and avoid more hazardous conditions such as mold growth. However we can help, you can reach our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team 24/7 at (908) 251-9097.

My Somerset Furniture Is Covered In Soot – Can It Be Saved?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097for quality fire damage service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Provides Expert Fire Mitigation and Can Clean and Restored Furniture Damaged by a Fire in Somerset

With over 350,000 home fires happening annually, there is a constant need for fire cleanup professionals. If your Somerset home suffered a fire that left your furniture in need of cleaning and restoration, we have the help you need. The key to saving the contents of your home is immediate mitigation.

What type of furniture gets restored?

It isn’t the type of furniture that is the challenge but the soot covering it. The more severe the fire, the stronger the need for aggressive fire damage mitigation in your Somerset home. In certain situations, the furniture will need replacing, but if restoration is possible, SERVPRO gets it done. Here are some reasons smoke and soot are a problem:

    •    Smoke is resilient – its tiny particles can spread quickly.
    •    Human skin worsens the acidic film on surfaces.
    •    Needs neutralization with specific chemicals.
    •    Hidden damage
    •    Eats away at materials if left untreated.

Dealing with Stubborn Soot Problems

Soot is insidious and loves to disperse into every nook and cranny of a home, including furniture. Fabrics such as drapes and upholstery can be difficult to clean unless the exact cleaning agent gets used. Soot sinks into furniture like sofas and stains it. But the fire mitigation team at SERVPRO are experts at handling these problems. They know how to proceed to restore your furniture and leave it “Like it never even happened.” Tools of the trade include:

    •    Dry Sponges
    •    Powerful cleaning agents
    •    Deodorizing equipment
    •    HEPA vacuums

Furniture restoration is preferred over replacement whenever possible. Restoration saves you and your insurance company money, plus you keep your original possessions.

Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097for quality fire damage service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.