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Managing Air Quality During Mold Remediation in Denville Homes

8/8/2023 (Permalink)

stacked equipment at servpro warehouse We have the equipment and knowledge to remediate mold damage and improve indoor air quality in your Denville property.

Mold Restoration by SERVPRO® Protects Your Denville Home’s Air Quality

Mold contamination primarily manifests in materials where its colonies grow, causing visual and physical changes. However, the issue also affects other aspects of your Denville property, including the indoor air conditions. SERVPRO uses comprehensive mold restoration approaches to address all the problems.

In most cases, air quality deterioration worsens during the mold remediation done in Denville properties. Before that, most mold surfaces are undisturbed and thus do not release particulate matter into the air. The only likely impact is from the musty smell released as the colonies propagate. Finding a way to remove the mold without releasing debris into the air is critical for indoor air quality, and SERVPRO can help.

Actions that protect air quality during mold removal

  • Establishing airtight containment before demolishing moldy areas
  • Using a HEPA-filtered vacuum for efficient removal of mold debris
  • Running air filtration devices to remove airborne particulate matter

Mold develops along the areas of a property with moisture spikes or retention, so it rarely spreads to all sections. Separating the contaminated areas from the rest of the property is one way to maintain air quality. Our SERVPRO crews thoroughly inspect properties establishing mold spread patterns or pockets of hidden moisture, thus determining how to establish containment.

 Types of containment

  • Source containment, where only the moldy materials are wrapped in plastic bags
  • Local containment, where an enclosure is created with plastic sheets around affected areas
  • Full-scale containment, which covers the entire property and separates it into different sections

Other Ways Containment Helps Safeguard Indoor Air Quality

An airtight containment prevents disturbed mold debris from spreading beyond the affected area during restoration processes such as demolition and abrasive cleaning. However, there are other benefits too. For example, our SERVPRO technicians set up an equipment room to store dirty equipment and clothes or a decontamination area covered from floor to ceiling with plastic sheets to clean the soiled equipment, ensuring they do not cross-contaminate other areas.

SERVPRO of North Morris County conducts mold remediation safely by establishing the necessary safeguards. You can reach us at (973) 983-5657 - We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Denville Office Water Damage Repair After Leaks

5/25/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO of North Morris County is here for you.

Water Damage Repair Takes Many Forms 

At SERVPRO®, we believe in helping your business through Large Loss recovery by providing comprehensive and complete service. We can clean up the damage that water can do and help with the repairs your commercial property might also require. 

We Assess Conditions Quickly

Water damage repairs in Denville office buildings can mean multiple materials common in these structures. We have professionals certified and licensed to help, no matter what part of your business suffers:

  • Carpeting 

Glue-down carpeting is inexpensive for your office building. It can be heavily impacted by even brief standing water. Complete saturation of this carpeting might not penetrate the concrete subflooring. Still, it can ruin the surface by allowing mold and mildew to form.

  • Ceiling Tile 

Drop ceilings are popular in offices for their simplicity and quick replacement attractiveness. Water damage around these tiles can rapidly overwhelm them, causing sagging or collapse in portions of the installed framing for the drop ceiling.

  • Drywall 

Even though the framing of commercial properties is rarely impacted by water damage, the surface materials can be heavily influenced by water. Porous drywall absorbs migrating moisture, which can lead to the need for panel removal and controlled demolition.

Rebuilding Your Business 

Taking out the damaged components of your office is one thing, but rebuilding it is another. We are capable contractors for Large Loss recovery with a general contractor license. Even substantial structures like your office building can be repaired immediately following water damage remediation and cleanup.

Businesses can drastically suffer from water damage and leaks. When these plumbing components let loose, many structural elements of your office require repair and reconstruction. When water and fire disasters destroy your office, let SERVPRO of North Morris County help. Call 24/7 at (973) 983-5657.

Water Damage Repair in Denville Is Efficient With SERVPRO’s Help

5/25/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Call SERVPRO of North Morris County at (973) 983-5657 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

What to Expect from Water Damage Repair in Denville

It is essential to call a restoration firm quickly after a leak. Professionals can dry water relatively fast, about 24 to 48 hours after the incident. It can take many days to dry a home with severe damage. 

SERVPRO® can perform water damage repair in your Denville residence correctly the first time. Poor cleanup after a water disaster can cause issues like mold growth and contamination concerns. Ceilings, walls, and floors can deteriorate because of water damage. Our team can perform water damage restoration by taking these steps: 

  • Conducting an inspection
  • Extracting standing water
  • Drying and dehumidifying affected areas
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces
  • Repairing and reconstructing damaged materials 

Conducting An Inspection

Our SERVPRO technicians can conduct a water damage assessment to identify the water source and water damage class. By identifying the water damage, we can determine the drying and dehumidification required. 

Extracting Standing Water 

Our SERVPRO team can remove stagnant water through extraction. We can use a squeegee wand to extract water from hard surface flooring and a carpet wand to extract water from carpets. Our team can also use infrared cameras or moisture meters to uncover hidden pockets of saturation underneath floorboards or behind walls. 

Drying And Dehumidifying Affected Areas

We can use equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to dry affected areas. 

Cleaning And Sanitizing All Surfaces

Microbes can grow in water that has pooled for several hours. Our SERVPRO technicians can eliminate microbes by using antimicrobial products. We can also use equipment like air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums during sanitization. HEPA vacuums are specialized vacuum cleaners that can capture large amounts of tiny particles from surfaces and keep them contained for later disposal. 

Repairing and Reconstructing Damaged Materials 

It may be necessary to remove unsalvageable parts like medium to low-density trim boards, carpet padding, and ruined drywall. Our team has expertise in reconstruction and can return your home to preloss condition.

When you have water damage, you can count on SERVPRO of North Morris County to repair it efficiently. Contact us at any time at (973) 983-5657.

The Causes of Fire Damage Odors in Denville Properties

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

An employee in a truck talking to another employee outside. Denville homeowners trust SERVPRO for comprehensive fire and smoke damage cleanup and restoration, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Remediates Denville Homes with 24/7 Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup

Denville properties can deal with home fire damage at the most inopportune times because, unfortunately, disasters do not occur on a convenient schedule. Even after cleaning up debris and soot, unpleasant odors can be left behind by burnt residues, proteins, and other factors. Fortunately, restoration professionals are available 24 hours a day to address soils and odors.

Denville SERVPRO fire damage remediation specialists typically respond to calls within hours to inspect properties and formulate an actionable and comprehensive restoration plan. This plan includes property inspection and pack-outs if necessary and mitigation, odor control, and rebuilding services following the property owner’s insurance coverage. 

How Soot and Smoke Cause Fire Damage Odors

Fire damage odors primarily stem from smoke particles, also known as soot, settling on surfaces. These particles come from burnt materials and can spread through the air, not unlike mold or dust. Soot residues can also attract dirt, so SERVPRO technicians always inspect HVAC systems after a fire, even if it does not require servicing. 

Smoke particles and fire odors can come from a wide array of sources, such as:

  • Wood, paper, and similarly dry organic materials often leave dry easy-to-remove soils
  • Wood finishes, inks, dyes, stains, and adhesives can complicate this when they are burnt
  • Rubbers, oils, and plastics, including those used in electrical wiring and appliances, can impart an unpleasant odor and greasy soils that smear with traditional cleaning methods
  • Homeowners should be cautious to avoid areas where fire has made contact with items that operate on alkaline or lithium-ion batteries
  • Protein residues, which typically come from burnt poultry, red meat, and fish, are especially pungent without specialized cleaners and can easily spread odors via a greasy, nearly-invisible film

When homeowners feel overwhelmed by the prospect of handling these and other fire damage concerns, they can count on SERVPRO  techs to remove these on their behalf quickly and thoroughly. 

SERVPRO’s Fire and Smoke Odor Control and Remediation

SERVPRO restoration strategies easily mitigate smoke damage, soot deposits, and water damage from fire suppression.

  • If water or fire extinguisher residue is present, technicians typically address this first to prevent microbial growth. Fire soils are easier to remove from dry surfaces than wet ones
  • Residue cleaning typically proceeds from lightest to heaviest, from the highest point of damage to the lowest. Gentle cleaning with specialized dry cleaning sponges is often sufficient for light, dry soils, which can then be collected with a HEPA-filter vacuum or air scrubber
  • SERVPRO technicians can achieve widespread odor control with such tools as the thermal or “hot” fogger, which emits a solvent-based smoke that clings to surfaces as smoke particles do 
  • Heavy-duty cleaning options are available to address char, including ultrasonic immersion cleaning for delicate objects, abrasion blasting to address charring, and enzyme digesters that convert filmy protein soils to a water-soluble condition free of odors

SERVPRO rebuilding services, such as installing new drywall and carpet, repainting, and sealing stained wood, can further lessen fire odors in a home until they are nonexistent and the property is comfortable and clean. Our team coordinates with property owners and insurance adjusters throughout the restoration process to keep the claims filing process smooth and expedient.

Homeowners can call (973) 983-5657 to receive assistance from SERVPRO of North Morris County, which leaves properties looking and feeling “Like it never even happened.”

The Effectiveness of Water Damage Extraction for Denville Homes

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water damage equipment stacked SERVPRO mitigates water damage to Denville homes with fast extraction using advanced equipment.

SERVPRO Water Cleanup Specialists Use Powerful Extraction Tools for Denville Homes

Whether it occurs in Denville or elsewhere, residential water damage can happen anywhere, at any time. Homeowners can take steps to reduce or even prevent damage before it occurs. Still, they may not have access to the tools necessary to eliminate it when it does happen.

When Denville water damage incidents occur, SERVPRO professionals are ready to respond with 24-hour remediation services. These thoroughly-trained techs can use commercial-grade tools to eliminate residues, stains, and odors that stem from excess moisture.

How Water Damage Extraction Works

Water damage extraction is one of the cornerstones of successful home restoration and serves a multitude of purposes, such as:

  • Removing standing water from a property
  • Greatly accelerating structural drying, which would take hundreds of times longer without extraction
  • Sanitizing with hot water and EPA-registered antimicrobials to lessen the presence of contaminants
  • Minimizing potential damage to subfloors, wall studs, ceiling joists, or home foundations

Extraction begins with removing standing water and debris. Wet/dry vacuums, mops, and sump pumps, among other tools, can be used for this purpose. However, many disasters may not necessitate this degree of moisture removal. Portable or truck-mounted extractors are then deployed to remediate excess water. Both extractors feature three systems: a vacuum component, a pump, and a heating system. For most surfaces, only a vacuum is necessary. The other two components are primarily used on carpeting and upholstery. 

DIY extraction is possible to some degree. That said, homeowners may not have access to tools like commercial-grade hot water extractors to make the job faster, easier, and safer. SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians perform several rounds of extraction to remove as much excess water as possible before deploying drying equipment. 

Water Remediation, the SERVPRO Way

SERVPRO water cleanup can act 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, 

including holidays and weekends, to minimize homeowners’ repair and replacement necessities. The process entails the following:

  • Inspecting water damage with sensors, meters, and imaging tools that determine surface-level humidity and moisture content beneath surfaces. These devices can be calibrated for specific surfaces with the relative humidity and moisture levels of dry surfaces in the home in mind
  • Extracting excess moisture with a combination of extractors, vacuums, pumps, and manual cleaning to partially sanitize and prepare the space for drying
  • Remediating potential microbial growth and odor-causing bacteria from the property with OSHA-approved biocide solutions, including a plethora of proprietary SERVPRO solutions designed to target moisture-related contaminants
  • Drying remaining moisture to a pre-disaster condition with air movement and dehumidification equipment. Air movers are positioned between 50 and 300 square feet apart, depending on the extent of the damage. Some incidents may only require one air mover and dehumidifier to restore affected materials. The direction and volume of airflow help funnel humid air toward the dehumidifier, which isolates moisture by collecting condensation and releasing warm, dry air
  • Odor control measures like scented granules and fogging deodorizers may be dispensed to address varying degrees of moisture-related odors

Restoration technicians can also perform structural repairs when necessary and rebuilding services, like drywall installation and wall painting, that restore an affected property as completely as possible after mitigation.

SERVPRO of North Morris County can prove that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster for property owners who call (973) 983-5657.

How Mold Damage Travels Through Denville Homes

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage equipment on orange shelves in a warehouse SERVPRO can help you when you find mold damage in your Denville home. Call us today for assistance.

SERVPRO Mold Damage Remediation Restores Denville Properties with 24-Hour Service

Mold damage is caused by an excess of microbes being allowed to proliferate inside a Denville residence. Whether this spread is induced by water damage in a wall cavity, a roof leak, or another source, spores can quickly reduce indoor air quality and create costly structural and property damage for home occupants.

Mold damage remediation technicians in Denville are available to help through SERVPRO. Highly-trained restoration professionals can return an impacted residence to a pre-contamination state with commercial-grade tools. These pieces of equipment perform to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards for home microbial cleanup.

How Mold Travels Through a Property

The spread of mold stems from its reproduction process, which releases tiny spores. These lightweight spores travel through the air until they cling to or settle on surfaces. Because microbes are so small and can come from any indoor or outdoor location, it is impossible to guarantee total mold removal on a property. 

Microbes can cling to:

  • Clothing
  • Bags and packages
  • Carpeting
  • Skin
  • Furniture

Tiny spores can come in from outside through HVAC systems and open windows or doorways. Mold can move again through contact with other surfaces or motions that allow it to rise and float in the air to cling to something else.

While homeowners cannot ensure a completely mold-free home, they can take measures to minimize mold damage risk on their property. These practices include inspecting plumbing and fixtures, keeping roofing in good shape, having HVAC serviced regularly, and sticking to a regular cleaning schedule that keeps dirt and microbes to a minimum.

SERVPRO's 24-hour Restoration Services Mitigate Microbes with Minimal Downtime

Mold remediation specialists can visit a Denville home in as little as a few hours after a client's initial call to inspect the extent of mold damage. This data collection and consultation process helps technicians formulate a restoration plan tailored to homeowners' needs and belongings.

SERVPRO's emergency-response microbial cleanup can include:

  • Techs donning commercial-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizing with EPA-registered biocides
  • Inspection tools that detect water damage that could be causing or contributing to mold growth. Technologies like moisture sensors and meters can evaluate surface and internal moisture levels. Imaging devices like thermal imaging cameras can detect hard-to-reach moisture behind structural materials like drywall
  • Powerful HEPA-filter air scrubbers and vacuums create an environment that limits airborne spore travel and collects these spores for disposal, even if they are as small as 0.3 microns
  • SERVPRO drying equipment, including air movement units and dehumidifiers, can remove moisture from structures and contents, including drywall, carpeting, and upholstery
  • Deodorizers eradicate moisture and mold-related odors on a particle level by binding with odor-causing microbes and altering or eliminating them

All of these services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all weekends and holidays. Regardless of when a disaster occurs, SERVPRO techs can coordinate with homeowners and insurers to perform restoration in a timely fashion that accommodates homeowners' needs and schedules.

In cases of more extensive mold damage, technicians can perform a "pack-out," which entails moving belongings to an approved SERVPRO warehouse. This service allows for restoration in a separate space while keeping belongings accessible when homeowners need them most. However, in-place cleaning, drying, and repair are feasible in many cases.

SERVPRO of North Morris County can be reached at (973) 983-5657 when homeowners need "Like it never even happened" quality cleanup after a disaster.

Stormwater Damage Repair in Denville is Guaranteed by Professionals

3/21/2023 (Permalink)

Pre Mitigation We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Count on SERVPRO for Stormwater Damage Repair in Denville

Stormwater originates from precipitation like heavy rain or meltwater from snow and hail. It carries dangerous wastes like sewage effluents and microorganisms that cause mold and bacteria growth. It is vital to contact service providers immediately after the stormwater subsides. Thorough communication is one of the crucial steps in stormwater damage restoration at your residence. 

You need to communicate to the service providers with insights on the type and size of the damage, providing enough information so you can get the most appropriate response. You should not worry since SERVPRO has trained and competent stormwater damage repair specialists in Denville to help you through this tight spot. Some of the qualities that make us the right choice for your situation include the following:

  • Our competent specialists.
  • The flexibility of our restoration process to cover any situation.
  • Always being prepared.
  • State-of-the-art restoration equipment.

Standing water causes the accumulation of excess water in the internal environment, which makes its extraction a point of focus for SERVPRO. Our team can remove all the stormwater immediately and efficiently and bring down the humidity to normal levels. We have industrial-grade extraction pumps that are capable of moving large volumes of water in a short time. We have wet-dry vacuum driers that are efficient in sucking out excess water. We also allow ventilation of the area, which helps the drying process become more efficient.

Dehumidifiers come in handy for our SERVPRO team at this step since they speed up the process. Air movers, floor fans, and dehumidifiers help us dry the damp structures and contents. Our team uses refrigerant dehumidifiers at the beginning of a job when the humidity in the house is high. If porous materials are dry but structural materials are still damp, our SERVPRO technicians use desiccant dehumidifiers to dry them. 


Drying your home shortly after storm water damage significantly limits the possible destruction. Don’t hesitate to contact SERVPRO of North Morris County at (973) 983-5657 for repairs. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration and Odor Removal in Denville

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning Residues – An Important Part of Fire Damage Restoration in Denville Homes

Fire damage restoration of Denville homes to their preloss condition involves many activities. Fast action and response can significantly affect the amount of secondary damage caused by water, fire retardant elements, and smoke odors throughout the home.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration to residents' homes in Denville and surrounding areas. Once the fire department leaves the scene, our experts quickly get to work following a standard industry plan for managing the aftermath of a fire. The activities we follow include:

  • Assessment of the damage, type of fire, and types of items burned in the fire
  • Emergency board-up of broken windows and doors
  • Removal of fire damage debris that cannot be restored, water, and chemicals to help control odors
  • Demolition of fire-damaged structures – cabinets, flooring, and wall materials as needed
  • Cleaning smoke residues
  • Restoration and repair to return your home to pre- damaged condition

Many items can be cleaned and restored. They may be undamaged by fire but have been exposed to smoke odors and residues. Experience has proven that it is less expensive for the homeowner if the contents are cleaned properly and returned to their original condition than replacing them.

SERVPRO applies these cleaning principles when restoring items exposed to smoke residues:

  • Residues are located throughout the home
  • Identification of the type of residue – fluffy, oily, water, and non-water soluble
  • Surface type the smoke residues are on – porous, fabric, semi-porous
  • Method of the capture of residues – vacuum, wipe, or a cleaning solution
  • Removal of residues from top to bottom and disposal of residues and cleaning materials

SERVPRO technicians work closely with the homeowner and their insurance adjuster to discuss cleaning approaches and identify high-value items from a monetary or personal perspective that require special attention.


Call SERVPRO of North Morris County for fire damage restoration services. We provide service to Denville and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (973) 983-5657.

Mold Remediation in Denville Demands Help From Experts

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Close Up of Mold For any type of fire damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation in Denville Homes

Mold is ugly in your home and is dangerous to its structural integrity if not checked. Some signs of a mold infestation might include musty smells, rust, water damage, leaks, warped materials, and visible mold. By the time it is visible, there is a high probability that it has spread beyond what you can contain. 

The only logical step now is contacting mold remediation service providers to avoid making an even bigger mess. You need not worry since SERVPRO can perform Mold remediation in your Denville home. We can deal with whatever situation you might be in the middle of. 

Our SERVPRO team’s time to complete the process might vary from 1 to 5 days. That depends on how severe the infestation is, the length of time it has stayed there, the type of contaminated material, and the place mold has infested. The two most important rules and regulations we follow in this process are the EPA Mold Remediation Guidelines and the IICRC 520 Mold Remediation Standard.

SERVPRO is keen on the containment of the mold to prevent it from spreading into uncontaminated areas. Containment also helps us in ensuring a level of protection for the occupants. In this process, we avoid any introduction of airflow since the uncontained mold spores can be airborne, making it easier for them to spread. Our containment usually involves:

  • Installation of plastic sheeting.
  • Establishment of negative air pressure.
  • Sealing the HVAC systems to prevent contamination of the duct system.
  • Establishment of decontamination and “clean rooms” for decontaminated materials and equipment being used.

To ensure mold does not grow back up a short while after we leave, SERVPRO dries any structures and contents affected to normal moisture conditions using a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers and sanitizes everything to kill the remaining spores.

High-quality services in your Denville home require contacting a reputable mold remediation service provider. Contact SERVPRO of North Morris County for help at (973) 983-5657. We can make the infestation seem “Like it never even happened.”

When Your Denville Home has Leaks, Call for Water Damage Repair

12/25/2022 (Permalink)

a broken silver pipe leaking water When a water pipe break or other issue causes a water damage situation in your home, it’s time to bring in the professionals. We are standing by 24/7.

Scalable & Efficient Water Damage Repair Services

SERVPRO’s crews have extensive experience in water damage repair and can restore your home quickly. Your Denville residence contains many different water lines. While these all are under the same pressure, larger pipes can release significantly more if a break ever happens.

Other water sources run through your home’s kitchen and bathroom walls in Denville, and water damage repair can always fix any problems caused by leaks. Smaller water lines can still release much-unwanted water into your living space. You might find these supplying water to your fridge’s ice maker. A loose connection between a feed line and your washing machine can also release more water than you might realize.

Any amount of water can cause materials within your home to deteriorate. Some residential components that can sustain water damage are:

  • Flooring materials,
  • Baseboards and moldings, and
  • Electrical systems.

Your home’s floors are often the place most affected by excess moisture. Because water conforms to everything, it can travel several yards away from the origination point. We use moisture detection devices to learn precisely where to direct our attention. With water leaks, we can clean and dry carpeting and treat padding, so replacing these investments becomes unnecessary. Wood flooring requires strict drying protocols, so over-drying never occurs.

Corners often have baseboards or other moldings where the floors meet the wall. These can swell and curve when exposed to moisture. Paint can also peel and flake. Getting these dried out slowly protects them from splitting. We can repaint, if needed, to preserve their look and reinstall them once they are completely dry and free of moisture.

The metals inherent in any electrical system can develop deposits from minerals in the water and regular corrosion and rust. Water can also conduct electricity, making the risk of getting shocked or a fire breaking out much greater than normal.

SERVPRO of North Morris County understands these and other issues. Call us at (973) 983-5657 for water damage repair needs. We’ll make it all “Like it never even happened.”