Protect Your Home From Water Damage With These Tips | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen
Water Damage can cause major problems to your Bergen County home. Whether you are dealing with broken pipes or a natural disaster, any number of things can cause flooding at your property. Besides the damage to any of your belongings and appliances, you have to find a way to get the water out of the home, and completely dry out the premises in order to avoid a problem that is compounded by unwanted mold growth. If you are dealing with water damage in Bergen County, the first step is to begin the water removal process.
It is always best to call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen when the job is too big for you, and you don't have the equipment or manpower to properly complete the water removal process. Also, notify your insurance company and take pictures of everything before any work is done at your property. If you are going to get any kind of insurance payout, it will be necessary to have proof of the full extent of water damage at your property.
What you should do Before SERVPRO Arrives:
Think about electricity before you enter the property or space until you know it is safe.
Remove any contents you don’t want that have water damage.
Move contents to higher level if there is no water damage to them.
What WE do when we arrive to your property:
Once we are sure it is safe to actually go into the flooded area of the building, we dress in protective gear, because it is a possibility that the water is contaminated. At this time our SERVPRO Production Manager assesses the damage, and will guide you through the process of insurance claims, give you an estimate and the best course of action to clean up the damage.
We will now be able to remove what needs to be replaced, from dry wall to flooring. Then the Service Technicians will arrive in our “SERVPRO Green Trucks” with the required equipment of portable water extraction units to remove any standing water. After the water is removed air movers, fans, and/or floor drying mats can be place to completely dry the area.
What WE do after the water and moisture is removed:
When the water has been removed, along with any damaged belongings, we will need to perform a thorough cleaning with a disinfectant. This ensures that secondary damage does not occur and your home is clean and dry. Now the rebuilding process can begin.
When your Bergen County home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and drying process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the entire process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.
Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen for all of your water damage needs we have 24 hour/7 days a week emergency service.
Call today (201) 236-2400!